As for domestic ops, how would a PHL-EYW/ABQ/TUS sound All three I feel would be good options. I feel EYW would be seasonal and others at least 2x per day No way ABQ or TUS would be more than once per day, if they were to happen at all. AA tried JFK-TUS a winter or two again and dropped it like a h...Jump to post
If I were AA I'd leave most of the existing short/mid haul network from JFK intact. They need to maintain competitive frequencies and product in JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO in particular, but I think it's also important that they continue to serve SEA, SAN, and LAS at least 1-2x daily. I'm guessing most of ...Jump to post
nine4nine wrote:I’ve flown some 3rd world Airlines that make some of the AA fleet look like an agricultural animal hauler.
It is a case of AA (actually US Air) trying to emulate the UA (CO) and DL (NW) mergers too late. As others have said, both UA and DL gained complementary advantages. AA/US Air brought no such advantage, but AA was forced to divest slots. This has enabled DL to dominate both at NYC airports and DCA....Jump to post
Pretty cocky of him to make bold statements. As anyone with a business sense knows, its all cyclical and what is strong today, won't be at some point. We are already seeing it as UA has passed AA and is creeping up on him. Looks like they have finally gotten over the "Jeff" fiasco and con...Jump to post
As expected, given the range and capacity of that aircraft. To pabloeing, EWR-MAD seems like a fair bet, although maybe not right away during the slower winter season (763 or 764 might be better suited until the summer high season). I could also see EWR-EZE (winter), EWR-DUB, EWR-BCN, and EWR-FCO (s...Jump to post
I'm not an insider by any means, but I can tell you what I've observed over the years. It seems that airlines in the US typically solidify their schedules about 60-90 days out. There are certainly cases where routes are dropped with fairly short notice (sometimes just a few weeks), but usually it'll...Jump to post
With all this recent longhaul growth by UA, it shouldn't be too long before they overtake AA as the world's largest carrier again. It'll be like the 90s all over again, 1) UA, 2) AA, 3) DL. Jeremy Actually, I think UA is still quite significantly behind AA and DL because they're so much smaller on ...Jump to post
EWR makes sense due to being in the NYC metro area and allowing for connections with UA's hub there.
I'd still like to see TK serve DTW-IST (maybe 5x weekly A330). They'd be a good option for the DTW-Lebanon/Iraq market, and maybe some DTW-India traffic.
LAS surprises me - there must be a huge number of air taxi operations, because last I checked there were fewer than 500 (or maybe just over 500, I don't remember...) scheduled daily departures, while the rest of the airports on this list typically are comfortably over 600 scheduled daily departures.Jump to post
It would appear that the non ER 763 Pratts are sticking around for a while. Other threads said they were gone at the beginning of 2018 The original plan was to retire them after the NFL season, Delta decided to hang on to them for a little bit. I did some dummy booking last week and so far as it se...Jump to post
I am sure DL will be re-arranging schedules to get the best product on the most competitive routes in the mean time, bc as you say, 3 years is a long time. Hence why a few months back DL moved LHR to an all-763 station, whereas it had previously seen a lot of 764 action. This next summer DL will be...Jump to post
I hear that American Airlines plans to retire their Airbus A330-300 fleet by the end of the decade, around 2019 Try next year, as in, a few months from now. The E190s will be retired in 2019. If the A333 is being retired in a few months then why does AA still have it in their schedule over the summ...Jump to post
I'm not entirely surprised that demand hasn't dropped. The shooting was pretty clearly a one-off incident, and as far as I'm aware it hasn't caused long term closures of the city's main attractions. This type of incident seems just as likely to occur in any other major city in the U.S., so why would...Jump to post
Correct me if I am wrong, but there will have to be some domestic repositioning on the IND-CDG flight because there is no CDG-IND leg on May 24th only a IND-CDG leg... There will be a positioning ferry that usually occurs before the inaugural but after that, the aircraft will do a scissor routing f...Jump to post
I didn't see JFK-ACC on the list of aircraft usage above. Based on the list it looks like the 767 fleet is stretched as is. Does JFK-ACC stay 767? JFK-ACC stays 763-low J next summer. It wasn't listed because there is no change to aircraft usage. What has changed is the timing of the flight. The re...Jump to post
*DL ATL-SJU NOV 4>2.0 DEC 5>2 JAN 5>2 FEB 4>2 MAR 4>2 *DL DTW-SJU DEC 0.4>0 JAN 0.3>0 FEB 0.1>0 MAR 0.2>0 APR 0.1>0 *DL JFK-SJU NOV 3>2.0 DEC 4>2 JAN 4>2 FEB 3>2 MAR 3>2 Atlanta and New York only get reductions in service to San Juan while Detroit gets all service completely eliminated? Very unfort...Jump to post
Nice! I think AA will beat F9 (or at least hold their own) on PHL-MSN, with all the various connecting opportunities at PHL onwards to Europe and the Northeast. I'm glad their utilizing large RJs rather than CR2s! Overall, these four stations were definitely some of the most glaring gaps in AA's net...Jump to post
As of now, it seems there will be considerably less capacity to SNN from the U.S. next summer. UA is dropping ORD-SNN and DL is moving JFK-SNN from the 763 back down to the 752... UA will have EWR-SNN, AA will have PHL-SNN, and EI will have JFK-SNN and BOS-SNN, with all routes operated by 752 aircra...Jump to post
Hi all, All three U.S. majors are receiving new widebodies in 2018 - mostly 787s and A350s. Can anyone provide additional details about numbers and timelines? AA 787-9s - Fleet currently stands at 11. How many are coming in 2018, and when? It looks like at least 14 or 15 will be required to operate ...Jump to post
DFWandOMA wrote:jgcotter wrote:Another 767-300 retirement to ROW today.
N376AN / 376
How many more will be retired this year?
Out of interest, does anyone know if the 739s that don't yet have scimitars tend to fly shorter routes like ATL-Florida where there wouldn't be as much fuel savings? Or do they rotate around the network?
The 757s are very close to being complete! It's been a long time coming!
Does any airline doing domestic flights with widebodies use those widebodies on Long Haul & Domestic in order to balance the number of cycles? Or just a widebody Domestic stay only on Domestic network? DL uses their international 767-300ERs and 767-400ERs on NYC-LAX/SFO, and also tends to put m...Jump to post
Re AA JFK-SFO - Is 5x competitive against DL's 8x, B6's 6x (+1x to OAK/SJC), VX 6x (and 3x from EWR), and UA 15x (from EWR)? It will offer the fewest options to the Bay Area by a fairly notable margin, which is the opposite of its presence on JFK-LAX. Obviously LAX is a AA hub and SFO is not, but t...Jump to post
Today I see that EWR-AMS has been removed from being bookable for next summer, and there are now 2x JFK-LHR flights loaded on the 332. So it did all eventually get loaded as DL promised. With those adjustments, the currently loaded June 2018 schedule will require 15 211-seat 763s, 27 226-seat 763s, ...Jump to post
I think a good logical option for RSW is LH doing FRA on a Cityline jet. I wouldn't see that as a too close situation with MIA or TPA. DE could do it but LH could get the connections. I agree a RSW-Germany flight to fill in for what AB is dropping would make the most sense. LH Cityline to FRA, EW t...Jump to post
With the A330-300s being retired, that only leaves 15 A330-200s. Is that enough for them to be flown out of 2 hubs or can we expect to see them all consolidated in one hub? Yes, that's enough for them to be split out of two hubs. If you look at CLT, there are only about 8 TATL flights per day in pe...Jump to post
I wouldn't put a lot of stock in which stations have "hub text" on that route map. For instance, BOS appears like any other outstation despite now having over 100 daily departures on DL, while RDU and CVG are each 20-30 daily departures less than that. RDU is a solid focus city, but I doub...Jump to post
I think DL has done a good job establishing themselves as a leader in the industry - in the way they treat customers, the way they treat employees, and the way they appeal to investors. If you look back over the past few years, DL has often led the charge on things like profit sharing, raises for va...Jump to post
I agree with others that we'll probably start seeing the 77Es on CLT/PHL-LHR, and maybe to FCO in the summer. For the past few years there has been quite a bit of slack in the 777 fleet as mods have been in progress - just tightening up the utilization a bit (in combination with new 789s freeing up ...Jump to post
These make perfect sense with AB dropping all long haul routes. I'm interested to see if they'll announce ORD-DUS or ORD-TXL (possibly on UA metal) to further replace some of the lost capacity from AB's demise. It will also will be interesting to see if anyone picks up RSW-Germany. LH already flies ...Jump to post
Even with the 2nd daily JFK-ATH moving to the 764, the currently loaded schedule (which still shows 763s on JFK-LHR) utilizes 31 out of 31 A330-300s and 10 out of 11 A330-200s. I'm guessing JFK-ZRH will have to move from the 332 to the 763 to accomodate JFK-LHR moving to the A330, and maybe we'll s...Jump to post
DUS will really lose a lot of US connections from this event. AFAIK the only DUS-USA that will still operate (and is not AB) is DL DUS-ATL. UA and AA don't operate there. However, I wouldn't be surprised if we see UA/AA start JFK/EWR/ORD-DUS soon. LH will still fly EWR-DUS. I'm hoping LH/UA will br...Jump to post
I'm surprised it's taken this long to get a PHL-MSN flight and surprised it wasn't AA who offered it. Not sure what that PDEW numbers are but if F9 feels they can make a profit with a 320 than surely there are enough passengers to fill a CRJ/CR7? Especially when accounting for onward connections. R...Jump to post
One of them is coming from the 2nd daily JFK-ATH, which will now be flown by a 764. Even with the 2nd daily JFK-ATH moving to the 764, the currently loaded schedule (which still shows 763s on JFK-LHR) utilizes 31 out of 31 A330-300s and 10 out of 11 A330-200s. I'm guessing JFK-ZRH will have to move...Jump to post
Also, with the added transcon flying, it looks like there will be 1x 764 overnighting at LAX and 3x 764s overnighting at JFK. I think it makes a lot of sense to shift these to more domestic flying as the interiors are older and slightly less competitive, and it provides a capacity boost into gate-c...Jump to post
Regarding the 764s, as of now it looks like there will be 1x daily on JFK-SFO and 4x daily on JFK-LAX. The schedule would require 1 764 to RON at LAX and 3 to RON at JFK. So the 764 utilization is still 20 out of 21 like this past summer. Correction to my earlier post: there would only need to be 2...Jump to post
DL announced this morning an expansion of trans-Atlantic flying for Summer 2018. http://news.delta.com/delta-s-trans-atlantic-schedule-brings-customers-more-flights-and-more-destinations Delta this weekend uploaded the new routes as well as made a number of equipment changes for Summer 2018. Althou...Jump to post
So is Delta’s EWR-AMS staying or ? Press release states suspended (no date given ) But the flight continues to be for sale through out the summer. Anyone have further information? I was wondering the same thing... I'm also wondering why the JFK-LHR A330 change wouldn't have been loaded with the res...Jump to post
usairways85 wrote:DL confirmed that PHL-CDG is "suspended" for S18.
cokepopper wrote:Very surprising they are canceling EWR-AMS but keeping EWR-CDG?
I believe it will be just united operating EWR-AMS but EWR-CDG will have 2 United 2 laCompagne and just 1 Delta.
How come the 77L's have enough slack in their schedules to fly to both AMS & CDG? Is it because of the A350's arriving? AMS and CDG combine for 1x daily transatlantic flight from LAX, which fits in between the LAX-SYD flight. The A350 is replacing the 77L that has been flying ATL-ICN, so that's...Jump to post