YYZORD wrote:Try going to LGB from YYZ, no easy connection where there are needs to be two stops with either DL or AA.
Alaska could free up so much space by routing the ANC based connecting pax through Portland. What fraction of AS traffic at SEA is to Alaska? Is it even thirty-five flights a day, averaged across the year? Mouse nuts. Those passengers will be happy going to an airport with less O&D and weaker c...Jump to post
There's service to O&D markets, there's service to international hubs, and there's 2x weekly seasonal service (like what Allegiant might provide). If fares are too cheap for SkyWest I don't see how a hub codeshare/interline service can be expected. EAT-OAK can be nothing but an O&D route.Jump to post
A somewhat related question. In LA we have WN at ONT, BUR, LGB, SNA, and LAX. That's the big international airport. Why isn't WN also at ORD or DFW in addition to MDW and DAL? What is different about LA? Are they avoiding a bloodbath at the other two because they just didn't enter quickly enough? T...Jump to post
I am booking a Star Alliance Award Ticket from Berlin to Chicago ! Flying roundtrip Business Class I just have to pay for Taxes ! Here is what I got: TXL-EWR-ORD-EWR-TXL ( all UA) 9,90€ Tax TXL-WAW-ORD-WAW-TXL ( all LO) 170,58€ Tax TXL-ARN-ORD-ORD-TXL ( all SK) 58,13€ TAX TXL-FRA-ORD-FRA-TXL ( all ...Jump to post
don't know why they kept on failing in HKG while AA as a late entrance can be successful in LAX & DTW. They have relatively good services and product images in HKG (compared to other US3). Are you not aware of AA's partner Cathay Pacific? DL to HKG is O&D. AA has lots on onward connections.Jump to post
I wouldn't rule out a return of DTW-NGO-MNL. Too little of the big U.S.-MNL demand is east of DTW. The only hubs worth trying for U.S. carriers are LAX/SFO/SEA - and nobody's trying, so that says something. The business ties are heavily West Coast, too. https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/filip...Jump to post
I think that maybe AA has realized that their margins (and profits) are suffering because they thought the consumer wo uld fly them and pay whatever no matter what their product was. DL offers a better experience product both soft and hard and it shows in the profits. Even AS gives out tablets whil...Jump to post
Forget IFE...drop the bag fees and I'll care. That ship has sailed... and it's not coming back. The First Fees It was May 2008 when American Airlines announced it would begin charging a fee for all checked-bags, the first major U.S. carrier to do so. Smaller, discount carriers such as Allegiant and...Jump to post
The E175-E2 is the future of the regional jet market. What's left of E2 performance after they make it AA/DL/UA scope compliant? If they don't make it current scope-compliant it's all but DOA, because it's very, very unlikely that scope can be changed cheaply, and there won't be enough of a worldwi...Jump to post
Scope clauses - chicken and egg. The rest of the world doesn't have them - and the rest of the world has very few regional jets. WIthout artificially low pilot costs, RJ are niche - which is why you see more turboprops instead (better economics for short thin routes) The use of 2-class RJs by U.S. ...Jump to post
Would that be legally possible to keep Transat AT as an independent subsidiary - in order to avoid the pilot seniority list integration? You give up a lot of operating synergies if doing so: pilots, FAs, aircraft utilization. It's easy enough to argue that Air Transat is too small to operate indepe...Jump to post
A380 has set a new standard of airport ground equipment for VLA. Future VLA will be designed in a way to meet the airport infrastructures that is currently made for A380. Wrong. Aircraft are designed for (perceived) carrier needs, not existing infrastructure. Otherwise there never would have been t...Jump to post
I’m curious what additional international adds we’ll see in BOS... I won't assume that intl adds from BOS will be TATL. They cover the obvious spots given fleet (and fleet on order). I don't see them copying the 2000s strategy of CO from EWR and trying tertiary airports from BOS. (BOS-BRS! hah hah)...Jump to post
PDX? What a waste. No connecting traffic on either end and Delta has cut the route twice in the past. It should have been saved for JAL or ANA. DL runs so many flights between SEA and PDX, plus the fairly short drive time between the two, that PDX-HND is effectively a surrogate additional SEA-HND f...Jump to post
It looks like DL got its wish and this is the end of NRT-SIN/MNL! I wouldn't go that far yet. DL is currently looking at serving them non-stop from SEA. Got a source for that? SEA-SIN strikes me as wholly improbable with SQ on the route. IMHO the reconfigged 777/77L and 359s all have too many premi...Jump to post
Newer planes (787/A350) have a much lower cabin altitude levels. This can make a significant difference in port flight fatigue and is something BA and others ought to consider. Do you think passengers book on maintained altitude and are willing to pay a premium for it? Care to point to a study that...Jump to post
Chaostheory wrote:It's worth mentioning that a320 and 737-800 lease rates have reached parity at the moment but are probably going to trend higher for the 320. This holds true for the neo and max models too...
This isn't a climate change debate, it's a discussion on whether possible climate change may impact aviation. If this turns into a non aviation debate over the existence of climate change, the thread will be locked, and users may be warned or banned for not staying on topic. Let's not forget that t...Jump to post
INFINITI329 wrote:JBo wrote:SierraPacific wrote:(ExpressJet fit this classification before it was bought by United this year).
United didn't buy ExpressJet. A company called ManaAir, LLC bought it from SkyWest last December.
ManaAir is just a shell company for United.
I don't find it unrealistic that travelers would drive from SEA or PDX to YVR if the fares justify it. Folks from BOS drive to JFK all the time to travel internationally despite the wealth of options from BOS and the 4 hour drive to JFK. For some who aren't traveling for work a significantly more e...Jump to post
Westjet Encore is likely safe. If provides feeder traffic to mainline. Until we hear more, I bet they will get rid of Swoop and focus on their mainline product (business class). Maybe this will steer WS away from the Euro business class plan and create something more substantial to compete with AC....Jump to post
Why post here, why not email the publication in question and point out the error?Journalists aren't experts in every field imaginable. They do their research, but often get the details wrong. It's normal. Life goes on... They're supposed to be knowledgeable in the fields in which they publish, and ...Jump to post
I don't think the article framed the comparison correctly. How many YVR Transborder pax also were TPAC? How many Canadian TPAC pax did YVR lose to SEA? (Not a big fraction, I would guess.) Due to geography YVR is always going to be Canada's primary TPAC hub. SEA is competing as much (if not more) wi...Jump to post
How so? There are 738s leaving at sea level on 80F days operating that distance routinely. They may not be as densely configured as AirTransat 738s but they can operate with way more than 114 occupied seats. (See AA BOS-LAX.)Jump to post
Neither side will budge, so I see no reason to discuss changes to scope. In perspective, the E-170/175: https://www.airfleets.net/exploit/production-e170.htm 750 in service. 513 in US scope clause airlines plus 26 at Horizon (no 86,000 lb limit). Republic: 190 SkyWest 149 Mess 60 Envoy 58 Compass 5...Jump to post
Antarius wrote:Hilo is also the second largest city in Hawaii.
Does the WS YYC-AUS feed into the DL network? I was surprised to see the addition, even twice weekly seasonal. Why were you surprised? YYC-AUS was one of the largest unserved US routes from YYC, and AUS to Canada demand has been relatively untapped relative to the size of the market from AUS to Can...Jump to post
DL or WS SEA-YYZ (possibility with A220, tech city and trans pacific hub) DL LGA-YYZ (increase to current WS flights on that route as mentioned there will be increase on that route once JV is approved) DL or WS YYZ-ORD (mentioned before to add flights on this route once JV is approved) DL LAX-YYZ (...Jump to post
While it has large operations at BOS, DTW, JFK, LGA, MSP, SLC and SEA those cities are more set up to capture O/D traffic rather than connecting traffic. The O&D traffic reported for DTW (for example) is all carriers at DTW, not just DL (which obviously is more connecting traffic). DTW and MSP ...Jump to post
There won't be DL metal at LGW. Any/everything will go via VS. Although I've been waiting for a while for VS to open a competitively priced service to ATL to feed DL connections. BA's service from LHR can be ££££. Maybe the LGW service will be all VS but I wouldn't bet $ on it. The goal of opening ...Jump to post
I wish Delta would interline (and sell tickets) for connections on some LCCs in LGW. I definitely would use that connection to certain EU beach destinations To an extent, they do - via their Metal Neutral JV with Virgin Atlantic and Worldwide by easyJet. Not strictly a through Ticket, but they'll r...Jump to post
Portland is a large city compared to some cities MIA/FLL has destinations to. That should tell you something about the inadequacy of city size/metro size as the sole criterion for whether an airport pair gets service. (Hint: Florida and the Caribbean may not be the first places PDXers think of for ...Jump to post
Not to mention the fuel burn this aircraft will have in 2030, I can only imagine the price of oil then. That's correct - you can only imagine. There are no accurate forecasts of oil prices ten years into the future. If you were expecting somebody to say the replacement will be a 321XLR nobody's tak...Jump to post
Did you miss out on all the cuts because they can't compete in Northeast to FLL market? WN's experiment at FLL is not working out. B6 and NK is sandwiching it. WN is clearly shifting all its focus to BNA in East coast. That's going to be a huge battle with DL. And after the west coast turf war with...Jump to post
It'll be interesting to see who grows bigger in the coming years. No, it's done. Stick a fork in it. Look at the number of years in the past twenty that AA has been bigger than UA at ORD. AA can't grow significantly at ORD because it's not just competing with UA, it's competing with WN at Midway, t...Jump to post
There was a chart on here a few months ago that had airline O&D share. I was surprised to see AA had more share in Chicago than UA, although WN was the O&D leader. I had saved the chart but I have lost it. In terms of Domestic O&D UA and AA are nearly identical to each other according t...Jump to post
AA only flies one daily long haul international flight out of ORD year round, which is LHR. NRT is only 3 weekly UA has NRT, PVG, PEK, HKG, GRU, FRA, MUC, LHR, AMS, BRU. Plus 100+ daily flights per day It is truly shocking how minuscule AA's international footprint at ORD is compared to UA. You nee...Jump to post
There has been HUGE Chinese investments in Africa generally, especially in infrastructure projects. The travel market between China and developing countries in Africa continues to grow, and RAM thinks they can do it better than the competition! I wonder what countries have seen the investment. I be...Jump to post
What I grasp from this article is that mergers are hard. United and Continental appear to only recently have ironed all the internal kinks out. That's just a rationalization. AA/US are 5 1/2 years beyond the merger and that excuse is worn out. Operationally, too, AA sucked hard before the merger. T...Jump to post
Due to relatively narrow fuselage, the 767 only seats 7 across (in economy). This is why SOME 757's have more seating capacity than SOME 767's. So my questions: 1) Is this the ONLY twin-aisle 7 across airplane? 2) In hindsight, would a slightly larger 8-across fuselage design have been smarter? How...Jump to post
The DL flights were consistently full, it's just a matter of profitability. Good luck to HA! The difference between DL and HA here is that DL likely had dozens of other potential markets they could re-allocate the 763 to, so HNL-FUK didn't even necessarily have to be losing money for them to cut it...Jump to post
The airline said that route changes will begin on May 11 with the discontinuation of the company’s Mexico City-Aguascalientes flight. Service between Los Angeles, California, and Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo and El Bajío will end on June 5, as will the Mexico City-Ciudad Obregón route. Cancún...Jump to post
Fuling wrote:NZ wouldn't start JFK anyway, they'd go for EWR if they were to go to NYC.
E.g., EK to LHR and JFK is only 20% to 30% O&D. Yet there is enough international to international connections to make those routes profitable. Imagine capturing feed from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Singapore, and maybe even New Zealand to fill 30% to 60% of a flight to the EU or...Jump to post
I'd love to see a leisure traveler PDEW for DTW-RIC. I'm guessing it's single-digits. (I'd love to see a leisure traveler PDEW for DTW-RIC. I'm guessing it's single-digits. (The major tourist attraction Colonial Williamsburg sold 560,000 tickets in 2016. Disney World, 52 million.) I don't see BDL or...Jump to post