TC957 wrote:And another 10 ordered it says.
This is a rather unusual, unilateral step which is not directly connected to sanctions. Here's the first paragraph from Reuters' story today, emphasis mine: BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has revoked the license of an Iranian airline because it has been transporting military equipment and personnel to ...Jump to post
Single components of a CPI can bounce around a lot month to month. Statistics Canada publishes fairly granular data (domestic vs. international, short haul vs. long haul, coach vs. business, by city) on a quarterly and annual basis. https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/51-004-x/51-004-x2018014-eng.htmJump to post
Short answer is that UA faces the most competition of the US legacies. They're running a great airline, very arguably the best in the US for operations ... I'd love to see you argue that effectively. Go for it. On-time, completion rate, baggage handling, complaints - pick your operational metrics. ...Jump to post
Not an expert but BNA ORD seems like a tough route to operate. UA and AA both fly many flights a day and of course the Southwest factor. Also, not a lot of frontier loyalist on each end I assume. Seems and interesting add, but people smarter then me may know why. Fares have steadily increased on th...Jump to post
timh4000 wrote:Some of it depends on the destination.
rainaviation wrote:I wonder if this will take away from the experience. Looks like it will be pretty extensive.
Do we know what the phase out strategy is? Unlike some other airlines, I haven’t seen them report a retirement strategy. How long will the MD80s and 90s last? Which will go first? Huh? Bastian's been talking about MD-88s gone in 2020 for ~3 years. http://www.startribune.com/delta-air-lines-orders-m...Jump to post
I still don't understand why DL won't reconsider the 787-8 so they can be used on routes like this. Get a small fleet of 12 like UA has and use it on select Asian/European routes out of MSP/SLC/SEA. It wouldn't be a huge commitment, but they'd have the flexibility to use the other aircraft they cur...Jump to post
This week was press week for the North American International Auto Show. Although fewer German brands were participating this year, it's still a major draw and provided Delta a prime opportunity to upgauge the route and feature their latest products. Or, just provide more coach and Y+ seats. DL isn...Jump to post
The relevant Federal law dates to 1939, people. The internet just makes it easier for stupid people to violate the law and for prosecutors to find evidence of their stupidity. (1) Do not engage in political activity while on duty or in the workplace. Federal employees are “on duty” when they are in ...Jump to post
Or what about vice-versa, CZ to DFW (or for that matter ORD, CLT, PHL, PHX or MIA)? Last time I looked, LAX was a pretty big TPAC gateway and AA had pretty good connectivity from it. How much travel to CAN do you think there is from Baton Rouge (or any other U.S. airport served by AA from DFW but n...Jump to post
So these people bought houses near an airport and are now complaining about the noise? That line of thinking argues, in effect, that businesses have a right to pollute. The pollution here is noise, but excess light, fumes, and particulates are also recognized as bad for health. Welcome to Western d...Jump to post
I know this isn’t exactly related to the question, but for what it’s worth, I think ORD is typically ahead of ATL in movements these days. I work as a traffic management coordinator and I’m constantly monitoring volume and every single day I have compared the two ORD has more flights. My computers ...Jump to post
Also with removal of Q400 fleet, OS will work closer with LH to integrate networks to link Austrian secondary markets (Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg) better with Frankfurt and Düsseldorf for passenger traffic flow. Do you interpret that to mean they'll be de-emphasizing Graz, Innsbruc...Jump to post
I am a-ok with any US station except ATL. It is a geographically wrong location for a ULH hub, most passengers have to backtrack. Summer weather is bad, not sure about yields. JFK may attract corporate contracts but too much competition, particularly from Chinese carriers, too much dependency on pr...Jump to post
AlexBrewster03 wrote:Wonder if they will serve FUK from SEA? I wouldn’t be surprised to see DL drop the HNL-NGO and KIK routes, especially considering they operate to there from DTW and SEA respectively.
To think what the original CR2 did for aviation - specifically in North America, and now to see this. In the last year or so, BBD has been pretty adamant where they want to be in the market - and it's not commercial aviation. The CRJ could have a much longer lifespan (still can) if the program was ...Jump to post
You can’t shrink to profitability. Base closings are a foreshadow. Try telling Steve Jobs that circa 1997. Apples to Oranges. I’ve lived through several mergers and two bankruptcies in the airlines. You can’t shrink to profitability. You can if management is so bad at picking routes that trip reven...Jump to post
It hit the press. This article seems to say Norwegian will exit narrowbody transatlantic service. I’d argue the 787s do worse than the 737s. https://www.paddleyourownkanoo.com/2019/01/16/norwegian-to-cut-routes-across-its-network-and-close-several-bases-in-europe-and-u-s/ With this and WOW's signif...Jump to post
While you may say it is because of Delta's hub at JFK, that would not make sense because AA also has a hub at JFK, but Oneworld has a much larger presence at EWR compared to skyteam. Compare the size of AA's JFK ops (destinations, flight count, passengers) to Delta's JFK ops and it's easy to unders...Jump to post
Cargo is a huge source of revenue for the majors. What are you talking about? https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/double-digit-growth-in-cargo-revenues-boosts-american-airlines-2017-profits/ https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/american-airlines-group-reports-third...Jump to post
global2 wrote:I'm surprised Cargo is as small as it is. I wonder how it compares, as a percent to total, vs. UA and AA.
n2dru wrote:Does anyone think they would ever serve ATL from YUL again? DL currently has the monopoly.
Delta is going back and adding Comfort + to their planes that have already been configured with the new Premium Select seats. Old news. They've already updated the 777 seat map with 4-cabins and started selling flights as such. https://news.delta.com/tailored-travel-delta-debut-first-aircraft-all-f...Jump to post
So that's going to be four carriers on RDU-BOS and on RDU-ORD. I wonder if Frontier will even start RDU-BOS. I can't see how BOS-RDU has enough traffic to sustain four carriers. RDU-CHI might make it on the basis of onward connections; BOS is not a logical or distance-efficient hub for domestic tra...Jump to post
One concern: Airlines have a rough time making a profit. This has been noted for decades. Delta is one of the healthiest airlines in the world but it is earning, in an economic up period 10% profit. I think most observers (and airlines) would like that figure to be 15% in boom times. Cranky Flier h...Jump to post
I can't even begin to tell you how shocked I am but pleased that Detroit made the cut. Enjoy it while it lasts. Europeans don't want to come to Detroit. Delta will kill them on U.S. point of sale out of a big hub. You can't build a long-haul airline on $49 fares, even if available inventory is smal...Jump to post
If WW want to cut costs, wouldn't make sense for the airline to move from BOS to PVD and if it wants to remain in Chicagoland, fly to MKE? Also, YHM would be a budget alternative for YYZ and SWF for EWR. Maybe they could try CVG, CLE, and STL too??? Obviously they learned that the secondary airport...Jump to post
They probably will have 150-200 at some point I'll take the under on that. 737s (in their various forms) proved to be both durable (long service life) and reliable. A319/320s did for Delta, too. Durability and reliability are functions of design, procurement, and assembly. A220s are too new to have...Jump to post
Great news for the Bombairbus A220! The plane is now certified for ETOPS 180 flights by EASA, FAA, and Transport Canada. https://airwaysmag.com/manufacturer/airbus-a220-gains-etops-180-approval/ Time to daydream JetBlue's first transatlantic flight on their new A220s :) Reuters states approval prog...Jump 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
Waterbomber wrote:Also, DL could take a look at a JFK-BHX flight. There could be enough demand for a daily B757/B767 with BE feed.
Buffet would buy a buggy-whip company that evolved into Typewriter manufacturing before he considered an airline purchase. As he famously stated (paraphrasing) "The only way to make a fortune in the airline industry is to start with a HUGE fortune". You are 25 years out of date. Buffet ha...Jump to post
Do the Quebecois do poutine pizza?Jump to post
Highest revenue doesn't mean highest profit. OP can check definition of lucrative.Jump to post
WayexTDI wrote:So much for the a.net reputation that Airbus aircraft are throw-away POS's...
I think alot were ready to quit. This was just the straw that broke the Camels back. Hard to go in and work when you know a paycheck far away. Jeesh hope this doesn't get too much worse! I think the TSA is precisely where it needs to get worse in order to re-open things. Stall business travel and v...Jump to post
Thanks for such good replies on this question. You can see my point on this, take out the word 'transatlantic', and I don't see any reason why this couldn't be done. It's more a case of contracts/working arrangements, and even culture that means crew nightstop. If UK airlines (and have done for yea...Jump to post
I have to admit, one thing I keep seeing here on A.net, is how many people claim that virtually every plane that's not a narrowbody is doomed. The 787 and A350 are exceptions for now as everyone loves to talk about the need to endlessly downsize and increase frequency until we end up at a point whe...Jump to post
I expect that Delta will stay scoped out on 2-class RJs, be they 70-seat or 76-seat. Planes that DL owns will be transferred. Aircraft retirements will be backfilled. If some carrier actually owns a few planes and gets dumped, DL will buy the aircraft, replace them, or find a new operator will avail...Jump to post
The only option here is to move to larger aircraft. Yet industry wide average aircraft size has been shrinking whilst passenger totals are rising due to that another option: bypass the airports that can't accept more flights. The main tenet of A380 theology, the world has no other choice but use th...Jump to post
Is that really only GBP 2.2 million? That's like buying a country house or something! I haven't been following, but something must have gone down since their half-year report from 30 September, because that has net assets at 118m and some profitability, albeit in the summer months. Market cap of 35...Jump to post