This thread should be deleted. The OP is being childish and making unsubstiated claims about DL that are easily refutable.Jump to post
The OP is wrong. BOS is a mess, JetBlue made the right decision. BTW there are no business travelers on Sunday morning and B6 passenger will be sitting at home while everyone else is sitting at the airportJump to post
I’m not in BOS but currently accuweather shows 27 and iceJump to post
AA were in serious financial difficulties at the time and were being restructured. Delta started Song in 2003. CO started Cal Lite in 1993. AA wasn't perpetually in financial distress. AA's Ch 11 filing came 11/29/11. Anybody remember the short-lived AA ad tag line, 'A great low fare and a lot more...Jump to post
*AA JLN-ORD JUN 0>1.7 JUL 0>2 AUG 0>2 SEP 0>2 OCT 0>2 This is another city graduating out of the EAS program. American stated in October that when the current EAS contract for 2x/day JLN-DFW ends in late February they would continue to serve Joplin subsidy-free. Joplin is offering a ...Jump to post
“”“The design standard will apply to new aircraft from 2020 and also to deliveries of aircraft already in production from 2023.””
What does this mean exactly? For currently lines of production? Does a Max8 delivered in 2023 have to be substantially different from one in 2022?
xxcr wrote:with this government shutdown, are there any security delays out of SFO?
This should be a great opportunity to be rid of the TSA and bring back private security...and no private security wasnt to blame for 9-11. Government was. Nothing the hijackers took onboard the flights was illegal or prohibited.
BTW at Nancy Pelosi's airport the security is.....private firm
I don't get this obsession with UA not having a footprint in deep Dixie. What kind of money are they leaving on the table? Stuff like TYS-FLL? RIC to MCO? Markets well covered by DL & AA with lots of ULCC competition. It would involve allot of capital with questionable results. What UA lacks in...Jump to post
Traffic to and from the south is captured from existing hubs as I said. And to say UA has had no meaningful competition at IAD misses that DCA kept seeing beyond the perimeter flights added and AA as a stronger competitor to UA than US. Ill try and find out how much infra south traffic is, but I dou...Jump to post
56 years and counting. My point is that UA needs a domestic connex hub serving the SE (IAD isn't it and has never been it) .... or UA never penetrates the SE. Do you realize that the only thing UA loses by not having a SE hub is traffic within the south? Anything that goes outside the region (ie th...Jump to post
If UA wants a hub in the southeast then they will have to build facilities regardless of where they go. I think taking on AA at CLT would be a major undertaking and not worth the effort. CHS is experiencing rapid growth but it is prone to some nasty weather during hurricane season. MEM has the faci...Jump to post
Fervent agreement on "IAD remains an important international gateway". My point is that UA's 56 years of trying to grow IAD as a domestic hub have been unsuccessful despite MWAA's diverting DCA revenue to support IAD, Virginia's state subsidies, adding a Silver line stop, etc. What's diff...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid]AA is using their 788s on their ORD-CUN route daily and 2x 788s on the weekend for the winter season. It's not hard to imagine AA placing a 787 or a A330 on MIA-SJU routes during winter season when there would be more slack in the schedule and demand is higher as people from cold...Jump to post
Make bigger hub at JFK as United did with EWR. so Jetblue agrees to something that will make its rival at JFK bigger while giving them slots at LGA for which markets? It was a good move for UA because Delta doesnt have a hub at EWR and UA can have EWR to themselves while AA/DL/B6 fight at JFK. Win/...Jump to post
FLL isn’t a true southern hub.Jump to post
Since Delta and United did similar thing on JFK-EWR slot exchange, could possibly JetBlue and Delta do similar thing on LGA-JFK since Delta would get JFK slots and JetBlue LGA slots. What do you think, airport infrastructure not taking into consideration. Why would DL want to do that? Make bigger h...Jump to post
Does anyone think the Chinese government and by extension carriers are trying to drive all US carriers out of China? The market itself is doing that. There is not a lot of high fare traffic to China. There was a lot of 1990s era competitive jockeying to be The “winner” in China. In some businesses ...Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:Any airline that suspends a previously awarded slot should have to give it up immediately. The airlines requesting those slots should have to start the service within 180 days.
I could see F9 doing these Canadian Routes easily, I'm guessing out of the routes F9 operates from cross border airports like BUF & BTV along with airlines like Swoop operating flights from YXX & YHM. DEN-YYZ, MCO-YYZ, LAS-YYZ, TPA-YYZ PHX-YYC DEN-YVR, LAS-YVR, PHX-YVR MCO-YUL The last thin...Jump to post
UA is doing pretty well against WN and F9 in Denver. Ok......so you understand that UA has been the strongest carrier in Denver for something like 75 years. Talk about legacy strength. They are THE incumbents carrier there with very strong community and business ties. That doesn’t exist in FLL. In ...Jump to post
Yes, nothing will come close to the size/scale/scope of what AA/MIA is, but I think theres enough north of Miami to support a "lite" version at FLL. What is the #2 airline of choice for business travelers So Fla? is it DL or B6? both offer rather limited networks. B6 + UA would shake up t...Jump to post
Awesome. Thank you.Jump to post
UA buying B6 is a horrible idea for UA and for the traveling public. I will agree with the second half... anything they would say to the DOJ to get this passed would be a bold-faced lie straight out of the WN/FL merger handbook. There are a lot of pluses for UA though 1) Greater SE presence with FL...Jump to post
Today there isin't much of a difference between legacy's and LCC. Really the only difference is history and flying long haul. Labor costs especially legacy employees. You believe it is a false premise that price sensitive travelers wouldn’t avoid UA due to fare increases? That’s the definition of p...Jump to post
United would get runout of FLL by WN and NK. Not if they transformed it into a network like operation. United has a lot of regional assets and WN/NK can only fly to places that support 150-200 seat aircraft. Trade FLL- SWF SYR ALB SLC PHX for FLL-SAV, CHS, ECP, GSP, AVL, PNS, BHM, MOB at 1-3x daily...Jump to post
There is definitely business traffic there. The issue is that much of the business traffic across So. Fla is international and it’s hard to match the frequency/scope of what AA offers both internationally and domestically. This is exacerbated by the fact that the international business traffic gene...Jump to post
That is certainly an issue for them. But the real problem is this. JetBlue is an LCC that has stimulated markets with low fares. United can’t make money at B6 fares and when they try to raise fares, traffic would shrink. Possibly dramatically. Yes NYC could be a regulatory problem, UA would lose ba...Jump to post
Fun game. Let me try: If United would buy JetBlue, it would trash Mint and convert everything to United Business/F. JetBlue as a boutique, upscale experience would seize to exist. Scores of customers (including myself) would immediately bail and probably fly DL. In effect, United would just have th...Jump to post
Where have these been swirling? In your head, as usual? Predicting B6's imminent demise by reply two has to be a new record. Before I explain why, I want everyone to think a bit as to why united buying JetBlue would be a colossal failure. Because it would Fun game. Let me try: If United would buy J...Jump to post
Also, still have strong UA takeover rumors swirling around. Strong. Where have these been swirling? In your head, as usual? Predicting B6's imminent demise by reply two has to be a new record. A UA takeover does not equal demise. Quite the opposite. For employees, it means more money and job securi...Jump to post
Also, still have strong UA takeover rumors swirling around. Strong. Where have these been swirling? In your head, as usual? Predicting B6's imminent demise by reply two has to be a new record. Before I explain why, I want everyone to think a bit as to why united buying JetBlue would be a colossal f...Jump to post
flight152 wrote:Blueknows wrote:Year end company employee
Video showed customer checking in online jfk-lhr
What a joke. B6 would get eaten alive on JFK-LHR
Delta's striking as the only one of the US3 not to run a daylight flight to LHR from one of their big trunk hubs as AA (ORD) and UA (IAD & EWR) do. This got me wondering if Delta has ever run such a flight from the most powerful hub in North America? Such a flight would open up a lot of 1 stop ...Jump to post
Here's a look at what else is on the business community's wishlist, which might give us some indication of what might be to come next year for MSP: Europe: GVA DUS MUC BRU South America: GRU Asia: SIN BLR . These are going to be tough. Most are marginal at best from ORD If DL exits MSP-TYO, i dont ...Jump to post
toltommy wrote:Didn't everyone get their knickers in a twist when AA wanted to move a HAV slot from CLT to MIA?
[threeid][/threeid] Haha there’s about 30 airlines competing for connecting NA > Europe traffic not just 2/3 ... Time to buy an atlas buddy There would be 3 ULCCs competing for connecting traffic with mid atlantic hubs In what world is FI an ULCC?? It's not a legacy airline, sure, but a hybrid carr...Jump to post