Surely I cannot be the first person on earth to do this. My flight out of ATL is light in Y tonight, and I had been bumped to economy comfort. Given they are going to upgrade people until economy comfort is full, I asked for a spot in standard economy so I could have an open seat next to me. They r...Jump to post
Crankyflier has a great story with photos of the actual move:
They are just trying to breath life into a dead lawsuit.
Millions of people fly everyday, there are bound to be slip ups. I am kind of shocked someone with a gluten free or other food preference doesn't travel with some suitable food just in case. Where's the "Like" button? It always amazes me when passengers with strict dietary needs and even ...Jump to post
It is indeed impressive to see the recent growth in the SBA market. I agree that the E175 seems like a better fit for DFW-SBA. I would not be at all surprised to see DFW-SBA settle into a schedule of 1-2x daily E175, with a potential upgauge of one frequency to an A319 during peak periods. Especial...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Already tried - 2007 with 737-400.
So let me see if I have it straight: The original allocations to HAV were 20 flights daily. AA 4x from MIA and 1x from CLT B6 2x from FLL (except 1x on Saturday), 1x JFK, and 1x MCO AS 1x from LAX DL 1x JFK, 1x ATL, 1x MIA F9 1x MIA WN 2x FLL and 1x MIA Spirit 2x FLL UA 1x EWR, and Saturday only fro...Jump to post
I think that Alaska might actually have trouble doing DAL-DCA flights since Alaska already has nonstops to SEA from all 3 DC airports (DCA, IAD, and BWI), already has nonstops to LAX from DCA and BWI, already has nonstop service to PDX from DCA, will start seasonal nonstop service to PDX from BWI o...Jump to post
EDIT: So that was not in the OP. It is this just posted doc. I'm very surprised as you can see. Well, goo luck to them. Less capacity will help. Not sure it will make it profitable, though, and it's a long flight on an E175 compared to the other options. Just speaking for myself, a long flight on a...Jump to post
I think that you have over simplified the situation. I agree that Mr Dao's actions were not the most sensible, but do you really feel that the outcome that we have seen was warranted? You again seem to imply that he posed a safety issue. He was sat there having done everything expected of him and b...Jump to post
If passengers physically resist the lawful process, that is assault, and they will go to jail. Somehow, almost everybody does fine with it. Only one guy is verified to have done anything wrong, the doctor. I cannot comprehend how passive resistance becomes assault. Could you elaborate? Third, the c...Jump to post
I assume the door next to the staircase is a toilet? If it is then it'll need to be a toilet for midgets, given the amount of headroom that there will be under that staircase :) My guess is that it is stairs to a below deck crew rest. Plainly it will be the cupboard under the stairs for Harry Potte...Jump to post
This was a long standing Eastern route for many years. While Puerto Rico may be struggling, both JetBlue and Delta still manage to keep the route going since there are more Puerto Ricans living in NYC then in PR. Huh? The population of PR is 3.4 million and there are maybe one million Puerto Ricans...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:That's true, but AC will have to prove it in court. Until then, we can only speculate. I would be surprised though if there is some sort of software bug in a 30-years old aircraft design, but you never know.
To me, it seems somewhat obvious that JetBlue, a purely domestic operator at ATL, should not reasonably expect to have access to scarce FIS-capable gates at ATL's FIS-capable terminal at the peak times of the day when FIS capacity is most in demand. As such, it seems hard to believe that ATL would ...Jump to post
I would slightly take issue with that, I don't believe that the design of Concorde was defective at all. Let us not forget, this is not a "blown tyre", more a tyre destruction and a chunk of tyre weighing several kilos caused a shockwave in the tank which burst from the inside out because...Jump to post
I do not see how it is going to be financially advantageous to pay for the installation and maintenance of AVOD PTVs, nor the fuel burn to carry them around. Time will tell. Well apparently DL is doing just fine with it. And making all of their movies free as well. Who was it that said TV is the op...Jump to post
The primary intent of the new terminal was to to replace the small, antiquated terminal that was used since the 1940s -- no food or services of any type, or more importantly, restrooms beyond security; tiny waiting areas, etc. The airport commission even stated that the possibility of larger aircra...Jump to post
TVNWZ wrote:In my frequent travels on DL with AVOD--way more people are on their devices than watching the seat back tv. YMMV.
Interesting especially that DL thinks the Virgin brand can command a premium over its own on a given route, but that AS decided that the opposite will be true. The complimentary quotes about the Virgin brand are from a VS manager, not a DL manager. The 787 seems the right plane for the route, and D...Jump to post
More details on the SBA airport web site: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/flysba/about/newsfacts/details.asp?NewsID=1196&TargetID=48 UA also is upgauging the morning DEN flight to an A319. So, SBA goes from no mainline service to three mainline flights per day in a short period of time. ...Jump to post
http://www.independent.com/news/2017/mar/27/airport-adding-seats-flights-san-francisco-denver-/ Some good news for SBA. 8-) Mainline service is returning to the airport with AA's daily direct flight to DFW being upgauged to the A319. And UA is upgauging some of the SFO flights to larger regional je...Jump to post
A lot of this is in pie-in-the-sky. When it was announced that WN was going to start CVG people on here were taking about 10-15 destinations. Places like DAL, HOU, OAK. The more measured folks knew Southwest is very slow to expand and always starts small. Sure enough CVG opened only with links to B...Jump to post
Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $1000+ annual dividend paid to state residents. I looked up the numbers at wikipedia,...Jump to post
FabDiva wrote:Why did the US Majors acquire 757s that can't make the Westbound Atlantic Crossing in similar conditions.
This proposed budget is nothing more than the barbarians attacking civilization. Wow, I certainly disagree. Most of the states with a lot of EAS service can easily afford to pay for it. Alaska could fund its own EAS service at a cost of $23 per resident. That's a mere drop in the bucket of the $100...Jump to post
Eliminating EAS would cut off extreme Northwestern California/Southwestern Oregon, if CEC loses it's service. We're 300 miles or so from PDX and 350 miles north of SFO. Among other issues, people from here have to travel for medical care, including chemo. 8 hours on the highway is too much for peop...Jump to post
Also DL was technically under different management at the time, although most of the current management was around in power positions. Maybe Richard Anderson had a different vision of the future DL than Ed Bastian has. I think the folks at the Trainer refinery would agree with your observation here...Jump to post
SQ will be the first airline to retire the first A380: 9V-SKA, MSN 003. Funnily, MH expressed interest... for their new pilgrim airline... That would be a turnaround, I didn't see that coming :D When will the MSN003 be retired, should be turning 10 But the conclusion is, that we simply don't know h...Jump to post
Delta may have mainline to Atlanta, but they only have 5 flights a day, on no bigger than a CR7, to anywhere else. If I had to guess, lack of other connecting options might be what gives Delta mainline to Atlanta. AA has flights to Dallas, Philadelphia, DC, Miami, and apparently soon Chicago as wel...Jump to post
Malaysia Airlines and Airbus are exploring a 720 seat configuration for the A380. Perhaps Airbus is looking at this right now. Source? Seeing everything coming out of MH in the past years, I thought they are moving their fleet in the opposite direction of the 380. There is a source for that. MH jus...Jump to post
Seems like the rivalry at ORD between AA and UA is heating up.. Announced today internally, AA will add 7 markets at ORD effective July 5th. o Birmingham, AL . I was going to post that WN and DL own BHM, but it turns out that AA has a bigger operation there than I thought running around a 23% share...Jump to post
How is JetBlue "full of themselves"? I'd go with this quote from the AJC article. In a letter last June, JetBlue's vice president of network planning, Dave Clark, wrote to Hartsfield-Jackson general manager Roosevelt Council that "it's clear that the existing common use gates at the ...Jump to post
Wait...what? An in-flight call with company reps? Was this just the general customer service number? Are there in-flight customer service reps standing by to assist me? How often does the crew pass an in-flight passenger to customer service to resolve an issue? That's the part that makes my head sp...Jump to post
This thread has been up for moments.. and the delta fan boys have started with how Delta can do no wrong.. Interesting. actually, there hasn't been one DL fanboy posting on this thread yet saying how DL can do no wrong. Your just trying to stir the pot. Some folks have argued quite successfully tha...Jump to post
Tomorrow Boeing will roll out the 737-9. The latest 737 version is a 2.6m stretch over the 737-8 MAX being test flown as we speak. It will offer superior efficiency compared to it predecessor the 737-900ER. The 737 has come a long way since the roll out of the 737-100 slightly more then 50 years ag...Jump to post
DEN-HSV is 1,048 miles (statute) and blocked as 3hr and 17min for the westbound leg ( only 2h 34min eastbound). It used to see 2xCR7 before the UA/CO merger and has been mostly single ERJ145 since. Correct, just checked united.dumb and the flights are ERJ as you say. In fact, all of our UA service ...Jump to post
Of course I knew that a keesje post would highlight the wonderful world of Airbus and not seriously address the thread title topic. :) But it's a topic we can have some fun with. It is certainly not the case that there is "no competition" for the Airbus lineup. The A380 is hardly fine. The...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:UA has near-exclusive use of 2, soon to be 3 terminals; and one, soon to be 2 FIS facilities. I'd say UA has a pretty decent set-up in LAX.
With a market cap of $105 billion, buying back $7 billion in stock provides quite a boost to the shareholders.
Delta is expanding IFE. They have Delta Studio when wi-fi is available, which gives options both for pay and for free. DL also seems to be expanding IFE in general. The remodeled A319s are a good example. Good sized screen, good choices. I don't find the box to be uncomfortable. Even better, all IF...Jump to post
People in the real world retire in their 60s, not the 50s. Pensions are not a sustainable cost anymore. I hope all you union people realize that. Depends on what kind of pension it is...there can be sustainable pensions. I believe Boeing shifted the IAM into a defined contribution pension for it's ...Jump to post
You sure about that? AA award availability is absolutely abysmal these days. The worst that I can ever remember. Here's something to munch on before dinner: http://mommypoints.boardingarea.com/2017/01/12/the-day-that-delta-skymiles-overtook-american-aadvantage-miles/ Because some housewife with a b...Jump to post