chonetsao wrote:Do not blame the FA too quick. She is entitled her opinion and express accordingly. .
Finally, I'll point out that UA doesn't get a revenue premium to Delta. Look at total revenues divided by ASMs. You have to stage length adjust the data, longer stages naturally generate lower yields the further you go and UA has much longer average stage length. The variance isn't as much as be yo...Jump to post
It isn't just CDG, the LGW flight has been a "shrug" as well. For a ULCC they aren't going to be generating the fare they need to run these low loads for very long. I calc'd the loads from their scheduled seats and DEN airports online passenger reports: Monthly Load Factor: Sep - 75% Oct -...Jump to post
TransWorldOne wrote:Delta has already geared up its presence at AUS with service to ATL, LAX, SLC, SEA, JFK, MSP, BOS, CVG, DTW and RDU. I believe they are already bigger than UA at AUS.
DL flies MSP-HRL for one reason only... because SY does. No other reason.Jump to post
There is actually some existing data, admittedly from 2016, that might clear some of this up: It helps, but those numbers are way too low. It's likely they include spares or are not properly accounting for out if service aircraft. None of the majors are clocking less than 11 hours on their mainline...Jump to post
Fair point, although stage length isn't the whole picture either. If airline A utilizes a 737-800 on two transcon flights in a day totaling 11 hours of flying time, while airline B utilizes the same type of aircraft on 6 2-hour flights during the same day, airline A will have a much higher average ...Jump to post
If you look through UA's schedules in some detail, you'll notice that their average turn times are longer than what AA and DL schedule for the same aircraft types. I've mostly noticed this on the narrowbody side. Even for 50-seat RJs, you probably won't find a turn less than 30 minutes on UA while ...Jump to post
[quote="STT757" Also UA has on average less utilization than the other two carriers.[/quote]
Got data to support that? Everything I've seen and heard indicates that due to UA having much longer average stage length on mainline the utilization is higher for UA than AA/DL.
I doubt they would as if I counted correctly, after UA terminate GUM-PVG and does not reuse it on another flight, there are now space in the bilateral that allow US carriers add service to PEK/PVG/CAN and none of them moved forward Those GUM frequencies are rather useless as there only 3 of them. U...Jump to post
The bigger problem is that US carriers allow senior flight attendants to not fly...or fly minimally...while retaining full benefits. This gives very senior F/A’s little incentive to retire. It was reported that UA tried to put a minimum in the new JCBA originally, but it was deemed to be poisonous ...Jump to post
Well since this summer they're bringing on Branson, Calgary, Fargo, Harrisburg, Jackson Hole, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Savannah, Syracuse, I'd say they're doing something. They've added 29 destinations vs last July, but they've actually cut 5% of their departures YOY. 65% of their destinations fr...Jump to post
With all the revenue they make off bag fees that were implemented 10+ year ago in response to record high fuel prices, i don't have much sympathy. Fuel has been down for years now, but they still collect millions of dollars everyday for simply checking your bag. And you got cheaper ticket prices as...Jump to post
IB and TK could just fly their triangle routes in reverse. IB now flies MAD-SDQ-CCS-MAD and TK currently flies IST-HAV-CCS-IST. In contrast, TP already flies LIS-CCS-CUR-LIS. (Maybe this is a reflection of TP's vast experience of operations into insecure and unstable destinations in Africa?) I'm no...Jump to post
The most affected ones are those that cannot fuel for their flight out of Venezuela elsewhere, such as TK, AF, UX, IB, PU, AA. AA is in an especially hard spot, since US law prohibits investment in or trade of Petros, which is part of the sanctions against Venezuela. Why not just stop in AUA like U...Jump to post
That's about 7 additional daily adds for Sep/Oct quiet period. Maybe this is due to all the recent DL JFK adds? With everything they cut on the West Coast they have to do something with those aircraft. B6 is in a really tough spot. Delta is eating their lunch out east, AS/DL/WN are all over them ou...Jump to post
where the heck did all the people go that so much of this flying became Barbie-jets?? The bottom line is, the average 65% load factor of the '80s is no longer acceptable. The early AM ORD-BDL DC-10 rarely carried more than 50 people. In 1991 UA flew ~twice as much capacity as today. That capacity p...Jump to post
Wonder why Omaha-Miami was cancelled. The route seemed to be doing alright when I flew it. Interesting that Omaha just got a Philadelphia flight too that starts in a few weeks. Flight was only 63% full for the last 12 months of T100. The fares were okay, but the flight probably needed to get to 80%...Jump to post
There are still some perfectly good planning documents sitting on the shelf at MWAA's Engineering Division waiting for UA to sign on the dotted line. And have been since 2008... Wasn't that plan going to cost at least $1 B in 2008 dollars to complete? With costs rising as they are already, I don't ...Jump to post
Unless they’re looking at on time performance, in which case “express” carriers don’t count... True. I think that highlights reforms necessary by the DOT. I also think on time stats should be weighted by passengers, which would more realistically represent the passenger experience. IE if you have o...Jump to post
727LOVER wrote:I am curious, how does Denver media categorize DEN's largest airline.
Does this mean they really made $894 million (147+747) but spent $747million on stock or am I confused? Share repurchase is purely a balance sheet transaction. It does not impact income. Actual profit was $147M. where's the profit sharing? United's profit sharing is computed off full-year earnings,...Jump to post
It already has An abject failure to understand the data. You are not including United Express. Additionally, in terms of growth a good way to look at it is what carriers are doing in their schedules. Q2 2018 YOY Flights UA +11.0% (~41 additional daily departures YOY) WN +0.3% (~0.5 additional daily...Jump to post
Lads, CFN’s runway is less than 1,500m, it’s only commercial service is to DUB and is in one of the most beautiful parts of the world so will never be extended. Who said anything about extending it? I'm saying it needs a morning flight to Dublin. The 1030 departure to Dublin is too late to connect ...Jump to post
To be honest, there isn't enough demand for 3 daily flights on Irish domestic routes. You'd be better off flying to DUB and getting an Aircoach. And a lot of the American tourists book coach tours anyway, so it really would just be people living in Donegal and Kerry getting connections to the US, w...Jump to post
Personally I think it is a shame that EI doesn't connect any of the smaller Irish airports to its US flights. Many would happily fly into and out of KIR/CFN/NOC if given the chance, but EI doesn't have flights that connect with competitive journey times. For example, if you want to fly into KIR it's...Jump to post
Enilria: Thanks so much for posting this every week. Another early day! UA ORD-CID MAY 4>5 AUG 4>5 SEP 1.7>5 OCT 3>6 NOV 3>6 DEC 3>6 UA ORD-LIT AUG 1.9>3 SEP 0>3 OCT 0>3 NOV 0>3 DEC 0>3 UA ORD-SAV SEP 2>3 OCT 2>4 NOV 2>4 DEC 2>4 A lot of significant UA increases to smaller markets. I am not convinc...Jump to post
People will do it anyway because I guarantee you people fly ALB-MIA/PBI via ATL on a regular basis if the price is right. Those are not as egregious percentage wise as SFO-SLC-ELP. Pro-tip: you don't need the K's... Pro-tip #2: If you put the non-stop O&D first in the list on GCMAP it will auto...Jump to post
Where did you see that WN added DEN? They have added Sunday only service. Not for ELP-Bay Area. ELP-SoCal yes, but the Bay Area isn't really out of the way with an SLC connection. It is very out of the way compared to the competing options: SFO-ELP N/S 994mi (for comparison) via PHX 999mi via LAX 1...Jump to post
Willis Tower is out of space. A majority of those working there hate it. Scott Kirby is not a fan. Won’t be long before they re-locate, but I would venture to guess just back out by the airport. I've not heard any real complaints about the space at Willis, certainly not "a majority". The ...Jump to post
WN flies SFO-DEN and OAK-DEN 5x daily, SJC-DEN 4x. Indeed there are no shortages of DEN-Bay Area choices. Going off this Summer's schedule there are 33 daily round-trips: SFO - 18X Total - UA 12X - WN 5X - F9 1X (plus #2 less than daily) SJC - 10X Total - UA 5X - WN 4X - F9 1X OAK - WN 5XJump to post
Still a net loss of 2 daily flights if I did my quick math right. I wonder what happened to the slots AA used to the Caribbean destinations and TPA and the other cuts the JFK hub suffered. The schedule might not have been in count before. It's possible they were overselling before with the expectat...Jump to post
The UA April '59 timetable has non-stop NYC-SFO on it.
http://www.timetableimages.com/ttimages ... a59-04.jpg
This discussion has really highlighted that the old program ceased being an incentive and became an entitlement.Jump to post
Safe to say that the entire front line is not happy about this. They aren't directly rewarding people who are over achievers. They put their name in a hat. There's no guarantee they will be rewarded. The previous program was also for everyone, not just over-achievers, how does that make any differe...Jump to post
The new program is actually amazing. Wide-ranging feedback from employees was that the $65 bonus (post-tax, 401k etc) was not meaningful (equates to about $0.40/hr) The new program actually provides significant rewards each quarter. If I remember it is each quarter the company reaches it's goal in a...Jump to post
Fact Check: DL does not really have over 1,000 flight at Atlanta on any regular basis. They had 1,000+ on 63 days last year, but the average was actually 926.Jump to post
rajincajun01 wrote:Haven’t seen it in a OAG yet but AS is also dropping DEN-SFO in early June.
I'm pretty sure the largest operator of the 737 cannot use the MAX-9 due to these performance limitations which would make them inoperable from one of their largest hubs. The largest operator of the 737 doesn’t have the MAX 9 on order, and also isn’t the subject of this thread, so why should that m...Jump to post
Is there really demand (high enough yield) for transcon flights in 100 seaters? According to FlightGlobal, 95% of flights between city pairs are under 1.500nm. A more meaningless statistic would be hard to devise. Passenger demand is what matters, not "flights". PWM-ORD-GEG for example, b...Jump to post
Well, the past 7-8 days for Chicago and Detroit has been one of the snowiest weeks we've seen in several years. Not so much the amount, but it literally snowed every day and sometimes for 12-18 hours at a time. They've probably had to apply Type IV on 75% of their departures in the past week. Not a...Jump to post
I am always wondering why DY discussions are always bringing out of people such anger and frustration, as if DY was actually physically harming them ('those'!) personally... Heck, we even have people advocating for their demise... on an aviation (fans?) website..!!!! People over here are really on ...Jump to post
Hub and spoke never went away, no need for a “return”. It’s the business model of BA, KL, AF, LH, LX, EK, EY, QR, UA, DL, AA amongst others! IMO, even the US legacy carriers, especially DL, are shifting towards P2P. Routes like PIT/EWR/RDU/IND-CDG, while technically connecting to a hub, are in the ...Jump to post
Secondary airports like PAE will thrive wherever the primary airport is already at capacity. SEA is out of gates, therefore PAE is essentially the proxy for airlines adding more SEA capacity. Markets lime SBA have thrived for completely different reasons than the reasons places lime MOD have failed....Jump to post
kgaiflyer wrote:"UA LAX-YVR JUN 1.0>1.8 JUL 1.0>2"
Every AC flight on this route is also a UA codeshare flight.
So the the numbers are deceptive deceptive.
American at LAXis most definitley a larger gateway than Umited at LAX. It's not really much of a gateway for either carrier though as they're both more focused on local traffic. AA has service to 6 cities TPAC (7 airports - HND/NRT). UA has service to 5 cities TPAC. Compare that to UA @ SFO with 11...Jump to post
-Gary Kelly Q4 earnings call January 25th, 2018 "I think your view of Southwest is accurate. Some of the statistics that I remember well from 1980's when I joined is that, and those days and a much lower load factor, about 80% of our O&Ds flew non-stop and then the other 20% were split pre...Jump to post