Not only that, DL will also buy 10% of AF/KL, indirectly adding 2% to the investment of DL in VS = 51% total. It does not work like that. AF-KL Group having DL and MU as minority shareholders does not (or should not) change its status as an entity controlled by European Union investors. In this sen...Jump to post
People. Nope, it's not doing good. BA's been taking a loss for 33 Years !! Hey! That is nearly not even close to the losses. Since they started flying to PHL since 1969, that's 48 years of losses! yeah, I have a half-assed photo of a BA 707 parked at the Overseas Terminal at PHL. But makes me wonde...Jump to post
Will AS be adding nonstop service from California to ATL, IAH, and/or PHX in 2018? Virgin America considered serving Atlanta, Houston, and Phoenix prior to its merger with Alaska Airlines, but neither Alaska Airlines nor Virgin America have announced any nonstop service from California to ATL, IAH,...Jump to post
Given the size of the backlog, converting a few A350s to A330s would be a good move to balance the production lines. But replacing 767s by A330-800s would be a first; even DL ordered A330-900s for that job. Delta has way more 767-300ERs than they do orders for A339s. IMHO some route can't manage th...Jump to post
I was walking through the AA terminal at ORD yesterday (as I do often) and it struck me that it hasnt changed since Kevin McCallister got on the wrong flight to LGA almost 30 years ago. As I looked around and saw the same signage, doors, columns, colors and jetway doors along with pay phones, I tho...Jump to post
Brokkenpiloot wrote:I always wondered what DL/Skyteam saw in VS. They barely add any cities to the SkyTeam-network they don't already serve. Is it just for the London O&D market?
Nicely kept lower cycle 777-200ER's, would fit nicely into the DL fleet. They are always looking to buy cheap, used aircraft readily. LOL! Not widebodies they don't. DL has only bought+operated used one used widebody type in its entire 92yr history... it's something that they're actually quite fini...Jump to post
Well, Delta didn't do any favors to SLC's TPAC and TATL aspirations when it cancelled the 787-8 order. A332s have been range limited for TPAC ops. With the elevation and occasional hot days, some scheduled TATL non-stops have had tech stops, too, although I don't recall if those were A33x or 767s.Jump to post
Dying swan. :( Maybe, maybe not....... We've just had a debate here about how and why the A321 is flourishing in the USA, when that was a 'dying swan' there 10 years ago. The A321 (and 739 trend) you're talking about is multiple U.S. carriers making a move from ~160 seat planes to ~190 seat planes....Jump to post
lightmac wrote:So are the majority of people in American lounges status guests and that is how they get in?
It deserves to be said again. Pueblo is 45 minutes from Colorado Springs by interstate. Colorado Springs currently has non-stop flights to 14 U.S. cities on 6 carriers. Why are we paying $2.6 million a year to fund a service that is not self sustaining and never has been. Moreover, it diverts traff...Jump to post
Revenue is up 40% as the 2016 numbers do not include Virgin America. The 2017 numbers do include Virgin America, thereby a 40% increase. http://investor.alaskaair.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=109361&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2288913 Profits were NOT up 40%, BTW. OP gets sent back to income-statement sch...Jump to post
I guess when i really think about this one maybe this is the opportunity UA needed. There whole problem was BA was too established in DEN and committed to year round. With prices about to plummet and Norwegian on the scene, and given who chaotic BA is right now, UA may see this as the opportunity t...Jump to post
The question is about acquisition cost of the fleet. If UA can acquire all of Spirit for less than it would to cost for them to acquire whatever number of airbus aircraft that spirit owns. That could be the very simple way to acquire a larger fleet. The point here is not the value of the parts of S...Jump to post
Do we think we could see Delta start to add flights to more regional airports in the West out of SEA? It would make sense. It could be easy market to pick up and extra feed for other flights. It would also be a way to establish bigger brand loyalty in the Pacific NW. Out of Wenatchee & Yakima, ...Jump to post
They have time to fix this. Their reputation is still one of overall reliability so as long as they are subbing flying in rather than just canceling, it might help. Objective facts are going to undermine that reputation for operational performance very quickly. From the June 2017 traffic release, A...Jump to post
A couple of points on this: 1) I was always under the impression that there is some sort of DOT passenger protection, when an airline cancels a flight. Am I living in a time warp? Has Allegiant seriously violated this rule with this incident? I cannot believe these passengers have zero rights and w...Jump to post
A nice EU 261 duty of care standard would have been very helpful. On most nights finding ~150 hotel rooms in Las Vegas should be a piece of cake. Maybe those kind folks heading back to OKC will write their Congress-persons and ask for European-style industry regulation and consumer protection! :) So...Jump to post
Midwestindy wrote:If UA/AA/DL don't act soon on the LAX front I could definitely see G4 adding service initially...
unless the numbers are incorrect that I read at the Bureau of Transportation Statistics site... We can believe the numbers to be correct. Your interpretation is wrong. The BTS 'carrier share data' https://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1 are domestic only and by operating carrier . The share...Jump to post
That's really a very well done, objective piece in the 'Seattle Times' which the OP hyperlinked. I would encourage all to read it. It points out that there are no quick, easy solutions after Horizon management worked itself into this hole. Parking ~10% of a fleet for months on end is never a good wa...Jump to post
I think it is time for war between Alaska and Hawaiian. Good news for people who don't want to connect in SFO or LAX. It's been on for a while - and AS has been winning. Look at the fraction of AS' total seats or seat-miles to Hawaii and how it's grown over the last 5-6 years. It's been in the inve...Jump to post
Other destinations that Southwest could add nonstop service out of OAK include San Antonio, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Charlotte, Washington-Dulles, Philadelphia, Orlando, Ft. Myers, and Ft. Lauderdale. Lots of things could happen. Some on your list aren't very probable. Looking at today'...Jump to post
What's the expected trip cost on a A339 vs a 763? Would DL be able to profitably fly an A339 with a 763 size pax load... That is a very good question. There will predictably be some present 767-300ER routes that will demand avg fares drop too much to fill a 339 - whatever 'fill' means in this conte...Jump to post
Skywest CRJ, 12x week $113.16 per passenger, 23,500 passengers, $2.65m annual Boutique 9-seat, P12 30x/week -- average of 17 (!) options in their bid $187.09 per passenger, 17,250 passengers, $3.22m annual Southern Air Express 9 seat prop, 36x/week -- average of 2 options in their bid $142.15 per p...Jump to post
Is there a reason DL doesn't have a hub in Texas... WN hubs at DAL and HOU; AA at DFW; UA at IAH. They quite fully aggregate / serve the needs of smaller Texas communities as connecting points, as well as giving the major metros a great variety of non-stop flights.. There's no more room for another...Jump to post
Etihad must have really DEEP pockets to go down this path, their 49% hasn't really been a winner for them. Yeah, but after investing so much into AZ, they're committed to seeing it succeed at whatever cost it takes. Any money pumped into AZ is better used to finish the job than to write off EY's pr...Jump to post
Nothing stops DL from using bigger jet now. They just chose to use regional jets. The way to have less regional jet usage is to give those slots to airlines who don't have regional jets. But legacies will obviously never do that. Nothing but economics, you mean. If the DOT insisted on larger planes...Jump to post
Lufthansa never firmed up 34 777-9 aircraft; Boeing's order book always showed 20 aircraft. I guess it means LH just let those 14 purchase options expire. Maybe but every news story from 2013 talks about 34 aircraft. Even Lufthansa's own press release: "Following a recommendation by the Deutsc...Jump to post
OA940 wrote:What's an IPO?
AWACSooner wrote:Congrats to everyone who pays the ancillary fees...you're paying for this upgrade.
Cunard wrote:Here we ago again yet another Norwegian topic , let's see how many posts we get on this one!
Although I do tend to read some of them I also find these continuous threads regarding Norwegian are getting rather tedious of late.
drerx7 wrote:Random question. What would the feasibility of say.. Norwegian flying a 787 from Houston Hobby to Europe be? HOU can handle widebodies - but would it be possibility to get a 787 off 7800ft with a meaningful payload to make Europe?
A380MSN004 wrote:What about the customer flying TATL in a single aisle? Do you guys think they will be happy of that?
I don't see how a DEN hub is incongruous with P2P? I don't see how seasonality and less-than-daily is incongruous with profitability? Frankly, the message they are sending to the consumer is "cheap fares". Beyond that, they are basically just a pimp mack daddy, looking for the dollar. So ...Jump to post
Surack has a reputation of taking on goliaths and winning: Sweetwater beat out Guitar Center and its subsidiaries as the number one mail-order seller of music equipment in the US. Are you trying to be sarcastic? Sweetwater Sound, Inc., was recently cited as having annual revenue of $507 million and...Jump to post
KTPAFlyer wrote:Atlwarrior wrote:Great news, but why not the A350 instead of 777?
Could also be that the A350 is DTW based, not ATL based- those are the 77L.
SHV and TOL are starting later this year, but some other cities that come to mind include ICT, FSD, MLI, BMI, FSM, ACT, GRK, MAF, MFE, LBB, AMA, CRP, HOU, and COU. Perhaps AA wants to grow CLT to be more competitive in scope to ATL for DL, and some of the master plans for CLT could indicate this. I...Jump to post
As F9 keeps on expanding outward it's going to be harder and harder for DL/UA/AA to pretend it doesn't exist. Some of these routes are a direct shot at the legacy carriers. Frontier routes come and go. So where are the planes coming from this suddenly to account for this mass increase? Exactly. Wha...Jump to post
How does WN (which claims to be a low cost carrier) pay their pilots near the top of the scales? WN has pretty high labor hour productivity so it can pay (relatively) high wages. It's certainly not the only productivity measure, but look at revenue per employee at Delta ($475K), United, Southwest, ...Jump to post
In the end it is hard to disagree with the position. Greenpeace could focus on encouraging less use of discretionary travel (a local vacation instead of going to the Canary Islands, for example) and more fuel efficient forms of transport. But yeah, air passenger miles worldwide growing faster than ...Jump to post
PIT/CLE/MKE/MEM/JAX/BHM/CMH-SLC Is that your fondest wish, or a prediction? Not one of those airport pairs is flown today (and I mean today): not by a Delta E75, 717, or 319; not by any scheduled carrier. Somehow I don't think building up long, thin thin routes to SLC is going to be DL's first prio...Jump to post