Lower 48 only. What markets does AA NOT serve from its mega hub @ DFW.....and W H Y ? Because other hubs are closer and give appropriate connectivity to the destinations sought. Because some routes are too far to be operated with small aircraft. Because there are important business/government links...Jump to post
Yes, but the 763s are way older than that. And even with the pivoting bins and the new lighting + seats they don't offer an onboard experience on a par with a newer A333. Surprisingly not. Certainly in terms of tech, etc., they are, but DL actually received quite a number of 763s well into the late...Jump to post
There are plenty of 767-300ERs in the schedule. 764s see lots of other routes. Some 763s are rather old - 1990-2001 deliveries. But, as noted above, all of the long-haul 763s got full AVOD and pivot bins.Jump to post
It should be far enough from the city so no night time curfew required forever. Don't let people build houses around the airport and play NIMBY. Airport fees should be cheap enough to become a European LHLCC transit hub. Have self-connect facility for a small fee or mandate interlining, ie., every ...Jump to post
Delta still has 'high J' 767s in the schedule on a date in July. Making the move to A330s (332 or 333) means no extra Business seats but a lot more coach seats.Jump to post
Could the whole impact of this been less, if AKL had of invested into an new larger fuel storage farm by now that was onsite? The current fuel farm at AKL is tinny, its next to an Terminal and hasn't really grown to match increase flights instead they have just put all there hope into an 170km pipe...Jump to post
High fuel costs and the predominant use of inefficient 50-seat regional jets in a small local traffic market is what made the MEM hub unprofitable in the first place. Before CRJs came to dominate (post-merger) Delta's MEM traffic it was full of DC-9s and Saabs. Those were even less efficient. Now d...Jump to post
Overflights of TYO from the US-48 non-stop to China marked the beginning of end for the NRT hub. 777ERs with range and 180 min ETOPS meant that 744s were obsolete. If you want to mark a date, call it 2001 when CO started EWR-HKG non-stop. After that, the route fragmentation that Boeing predicted (78...Jump to post
The market is crying out for a low cost, modern 30-ish seater, look how many airlines still fly the Saab 340, J41, Embraer 120 etc. And yet the market hasn't responded by giving them that, which does suggest that the market is content with current options. With the WSJ behind a paywall I looked to ...Jump to post
KICT wrote:I miss the good ol' days when investigative reporters were actually investigating things like organized crime. In all seriousness, if WN can make ICT work, surely FAT has a chance.
At the Boyd Group, the UA's President stated they were not looking at the CS and knows of no one at the company discussing it. n the http://crankyflier.com/2017/09/14/random-and-interesting-tidbits-from-american-and-united-at-the-boyd-conference/ That's fine, but they need to still address the fact...Jump to post
The question arises, is there cargo opportunity for AA. If so, replacing a 777-200ER by a 787-9 is cutting revenue cargo in half. If that would be the goal, it wouldn't matter. But personally I doubt that. http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/images/PR-images/Infographic_640x989.jpg I think the cas...Jump to post
There are two options here for AA to choose from: 1. Exchange 22 A359s for 44 A321NEOs 2. Exchange 22 A359s for 25 A330-900NEOs Both options mentioned above are good and have their own respective pros and cons. The safe bet would probably be OP1 as it can also opt for many A321neoLRs and base them ...Jump to post
737max8 wrote:KEF-DFW is 3,743 miles.
This is 5 miles longer than KEF-PDX at 3,738 miles.
Is this the longest 757 route in the world?
And that's the thing: every new P2P route that overflies a hub weakens the economic case for frequencies to the hub, and to all the destinations served from the hub. As Steve Jobs said, "If we don't cannibalize the Mac, somebody else will." Substitute hub for Mac, and we're talking about ...Jump to post
Great to see this...but I don't think that a year round 737MAX8 service transatlantic is just viable. I mean this isn't Caribbean weather we're talking about...this is Canada, in which a blizzard is just the norm in winter--no matter what Boeing says, this just may not be economically viable in the...Jump to post
Ryanair, US3 running out of pilots: They'll survive, this is just a fluke, they excel in other areas blah blah blah Norwegian, ME3 running out of pilots or getting creative: OMG they are awful illegal companies that need to go out of business!!! How dare they exist!!! You people, I tell ya. I see y...Jump to post
The House is undertaking another effort to block sales of commercial aircraft to Iran: The House adopted measures on Wednesday to prevent sales of commercial aircraft to Iran, despite warnings from some Democrats that it would undermine the international accord to curtail the country’s nuclear weap...Jump to post
I also think DL is unique in that they have many mid-sized cities (outside of their hubs) where they control a lot of the FF base(JAX/PDX/MKE/IND/CMH/MSY/MCO/TPA/MEM/e.t.c). As for JAX, MKE, IND, CMH, MSY, and TPA, that frequent flyer count is built up from long years of frequent service to proxima...Jump to post
For those who might not use the 'Seattle Times' link, here's what may be the bigger news: 'Muilenburg also said Boeing has decided that 787 order prospects are sufficiently healthy that it can spread the deferred cost of the program over 1,400 planes, up from the current assumption of 1,300.' How i...Jump to post
Recently one airline cut service to Ottawa due to low loads. Why would a route to an area, with low population, about half way between Montreal & Ottawa and farther north work? Whats there to attract enough passengers that the Capital could not? YTM serves Mont Tremblant, the Whistler of Easter...Jump to post
For those who might not use the 'Seattle Times' link, here's what may be the bigger news:
'Muilenburg also said Boeing has decided that 787 order prospects are sufficiently healthy that it can spread the deferred cost of the program over 1,400 planes, up from the current assumption of 1,300.'
Do we see Boeing and Airbus stock prices decline, or had the market already priced in some high likelihood of deferrals?Jump to post
How exactly? Insolvency means a company has run out of funds. Do you want the public purse to spend taxpayers' money? There can only be one rule for all - for plumber Joe just as much as an airline doing business. In that particular case, it is not as the dire situation of airberlin was unknown to ...Jump to post
I think the better question is, is DL's strategy even worth pursuing? I've always been under the assumption they do it more out of necessity than choice. And as we've seen in the past, p2p and focus city operations have historically always been the first to go from the hub airlines' networks during...Jump to post
Maybe German insolvency law is different, but I thought that one of the advantages of a filing is to suspend collection & seizure efforts? AB should be able to terminate lease contracts and return assets, but that's far different from a lessor seizing it. No as a lessor is the owner of the plan...Jump to post
What's the elevation of the departure airport? What's the air temp? What are the headwinds? What are the weather conditions at the destination airport and all diversion airports... How frequently will the carrier tolerate a tech stop?
You want a simple answer yet there isn't one.
Today's strike is also about cancellation of few long haul flights to Caribbean. All flights to Caribbean will be stopped as of September 24th or 25th. The lessor has reclaimed its A330s. Can't fly without aircraft. Soon Air Berlin will be left without any aircraft. Maybe German insolvency law is d...Jump to post
Also in the off-season months only like 20-30% of passengers on AMM-YUL-DTW go on to Detroit. In the summer months however the flights are packed. There's the OP's answer. It is often just as simple as that. If RJ thought it was a profitable use of available aircraft to fly DTW-AMM non-stop year-ro...Jump to post
I've been following Delta Air Lines very closely since the early 2000's. Any future international DL growth will be limited to TATL where they are one of the strongest airlines. TPAC flying right now has way to many seats for all airlines and its tough for anyone to pay the rent. Starting anything ...Jump to post
Then they would have to set up a robust and stable parts and service infrastructure to be able to support a global fleet... Similarly, that lack of confidence in ability to service and support $ Billions of assets for their ~ three decade service life is why Bombardier has to give away the C-Series...Jump to post
Finnair advertises faster flying times to Asia via their Helsinki flights from Continental Europe. Could a Finnair Los Angeles flight be competitive for Asia-bound passengers? I wonder how attractive AY flying times and airfares would be when you compare flying LAX-HEL-BKK versus flying EK LAX-DXB-...Jump to post
I believe DL must sharpen its domestic strategy. Right now, AA can take you from any top ten metro area to any other top ten metro area nonstop with a few exceptions from Houston. WN is in place to do the top 10, with BWI able to access both DC and Philly customers (yes I know frequent traveler pre...Jump to post
Cue another one bites the dust. This once had like 7 RTs. *DL MEM-CVG NOV 0.8>0.1 JAN 0.7>0 FEB 0.9>0 MAR 0.8>0 APR 0.9>0 MAY 0.8>0 I have used MEM-CVG many, many times - way back in the day. There are things a carrier does with ~500 CR2s (and low fuel prices of the late 90s and early 00s) that are...Jump to post
The French and German appetite for cartel capitalism can't be overestimated.
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Wait...people calling Southwest's 737-800 and 737 MAX 8 cabin a dense configuration must be a complete joke. They have 32" pitch and 17.8" width which is near the tops of the narrow body market and the new seats on these A/C that would be going to Hawaii feel even more spacious due to the...Jump to post
Speaking about Delta: "This is a result of Network turning their efforts to "focus" cities. These are cities that are underserved and are not a hub for competitors. The model for DL was RDU. In short order, we add ~20 non-stops per peak day (often only 1 flight to many hubs) and a tr...Jump to post
Services a la carte can be (un)bundled and delivered pretty easily. When you start messing with seat width and seat pitch you're going to get inventory problems: not enough (the extra pitch window seat I wanted) or too much (and had to give a 'nice' seat to somebody who didn't pay for it).Jump to post
For the 2/3s of the US that's east of the Rockies, IAH is a welcome South Pacific connecting hub. The number of available 1-stops to SYD or AKL on *A is pretty impressive now. Could west coast-BNE be next? http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=syd-iah,+syd-lax,+syd-sfo,+akl-sfo,+akl-lax,+akl-iah,+mel-lax Th...Jump to post
DL has built up quite a bit of p2p flying out of IND, CUN/MIA/RSW/MCO/RDU/CDG hopefully SEA is next... I would bet DL adds SEA-IND soon enough. Indeed. That might be forthcoming. DL still has a ways to go, however, to match the operation NW had at IND before the merger. IND-PDX is another intriguin...Jump to post
Is Indy close enough to CVG or ORD that flyers would have previously driven for nonstop service to CDG or other European cities? If so then DL will cannibalize itself a bit to Cincy, but take away business from AA/UA/international flag carriers at ORD. By car Google Maps puts IND-CVG at 1:53, IND-O...Jump to post
Somehow I suspect that carriers will opt for a couple of big closets (one immediately 'dedicated' for crew use) and not generous pitch in F, Y+, or Y -- they won't want to make their mainline products look bad, and it's an easy reconfig if scope changes to allow more 76-seat aircraft.Jump to post
Great news. Where's all the A350 armchair CEO's now who said the A350 would never come to UA! The origin of this is the 2010 order for 25 A350-900s, with no A350s to UA until five years from now, in 2022. That's a win to you? Five years presents lots more opportunity for further delay or order rest...Jump to post
With 35 A350s in order, I would be surprised to see them order more right now. I don't think UA is looking at 777 retirements yet. They still don't have a coherent strategy for the 767 and 757 INTL fleet yet. Switching to A359s would allow 787s to shift over to some Atlantic flying to replace 767s ...Jump to post
So this is an armchair CEO order review? I think that AA is large enough that subfleets are not a concern. Personally, I think all 777, 787, A350, even A330 have a place within AA. Sure, they could streamline, but they don't need to. Its like BA with many different subfleets. Profitable. That doesn...Jump to post
Link/Source: http://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2017/09/05/theres-estimated-e5-5-billion-worth-air-passenger-compensation-waiting-claimed/ "refund.me, a company that specializes in getting compensation for air travel delays has estimated that European travellers are entitled to around €5.5 bill...Jump to post
Think about it, the cost to crew 2 pilots on a small mainline jet is not more than $300/hour. Compared to Perhaps $150-200/hr at the regionals. Do all of you REALLY believe that a cost difference of about $100 per flight hour is what makes large RJ's "UNECONOMICAL" at the mainlines? That'...Jump to post