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by MIflyer12
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 91
Views: 7041

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

PlanesNTrains wrote:
And is it true that DL is doing a lot of TPAC on 767's? How'd I miss that gem along the way?


Yes. Check the SEA departures to PEK, ICN, PVG and NRT.

Refurbed they're not bad in coach or business, with the 777-style drop-down bins and AVOD at all seats.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspaper Boeing 787 article on DL/VS/VX/AS
Replies: 18
Views: 5220

Re: Newspaper Boeing 787 article on DL/VS/VX/AS

I wonder: (i) what share of the profit on VS' LHR/SEA service goes to its partner DL? (ii) how much the up-gauge on that route is due to Sir Richard's being miffed at the debranding of VX? (iii) did AS' scenario analysis foresee the acquisition of VX promoting VS/DL growth at SEA? Delta's ownership...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK
Replies: 39
Views: 4528

Re: NFL Raiders to LAS, How Will it Impact OAK

It would be nice if a.net threads demanded a thesis supported by evidence and reason, as we expect of 9th grade children. The too-common string of ungrounded (no pun intended) questions doesn't so much advance understanding on a topic as it does make work for others.

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by MIflyer12
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOWair to start KEF-ORD flights
Replies: 17
Views: 1955

Re: WOWair to start KEF-ORD flights

That still does not excuse the cabin crew from going more than two hours without showing their faces once. It does not excuse the fact a nearby passenger had to ring for help four times before the FA came out, then didn't provide the man for a cup of water for another 20 minutes. And no, there was ...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue schedules new A321 MINT routes in W17
Replies: 19
Views: 3913

Re: JetBlue schedules new A321 MINT routes in W17

Just for kicks, how do y'all think Mint would stack up on TATL from JFK/BOS and FLL-Deep South America on the A321neoLR? These are distance in statute miles according to Great Circle Mapper. FLL-EZE looks iffy even by 757 standards. FLL GRU 144° (SE) 150° (SE) 4,082 mi FLL GIG 140° (SE) 147° (SE) 4...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The struggle of using BYOD IFE
Replies: 57
Views: 3995

Re: The struggle of using BYOD IFE

jumbojet wrote:
Has the cost of all those brand new, expensive widebody planes means less CAPEX to spend on just as important items as in-seat IFE?


Can anybody point to an informed estimate for the weight and installation (equipment only) cost for a ~160 seat 738 as used by AA/DL/UA/AS?

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by MIflyer12
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta W17 JFK-TLV changes
Replies: 22
Views: 3854

Re: Delta W17 JFK-TLV changes

Is this perhaps preparing to free up 777s and 77Ls that are going in for retrofit for Delta Premium Select (tm), the premium economy cabin to be rolled out?

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by MIflyer12
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Begins MSP-AMS Service
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: KLM Begins MSP-AMS Service

KLM crews get to enjoy layovers and Mall of America shopping, but the metal-neutral JV (and ability to use Delta upgrades via miles or GUCs on KL) makes the operating carrier rather immaterial these days.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?
Replies: 45
Views: 4630

Re: Why not more LCCs to Hawaii?

The issue is not that there isn't the demand but there is a ton of flights that are cheap from the mainland of NA as it is. From LAX alone today, Saturday, there are 17 flights from LAX alone. Fares are still pretty expensive. I can find cheaper flights from MIA to Europe than I can from LAX to HNL...

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by MIflyer12
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes
Replies: 28
Views: 3373

Re: Southwest Airlines future retrofits on 737-700 and 737-800 planes

Delta keeps adding personal IFE to new and refurbished planes. Just had one the other day on refurbished A319. It was actually very impressive. Mood lighting, very comfy seats, clean and modern lavs, it was really nice. Not for aircraft that fly routes with a comparable average stage length to WN's...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 5604

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

It makes no sense for WN to enter the yield bloodbath that exists on LAX-SEA, or in other SEA markets now that DL and AS are aggressively competing for local market share. Why would WN want to waste its resources to fly planes in heavily competitive markets charging super cheap fares when the same ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue in Dallas
Replies: 31
Views: 3146

Re: jetBlue in Dallas

dvincent wrote:
The scheduling for DFW is just really terrible. No real evening outbounds out of BOS. Eaarliest one is 2:30. Most of us need to leave at 6-ish for workday reasons. Still baffling.


Sounds like AA's flight BOS-DFW at 5:45PM would be perfect.

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by MIflyer12
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure
Replies: 54
Views: 11303

Re: Pilots: AA leaving behind standby passengers to improve on-time departure

How many of those 20K standbys were revenue passengers, and how many were pilots or other employees who are looking for a way to make management look bad? AA and AA Eagle operated about 150K flights last month, right?

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by MIflyer12
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 5604

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

WN also has far more seats and frequency to all of California's major airports. It'd take 10-20 years of buildup for AS to match that. Hopefully they'll grow to become a legitimate competitor but WN is likely to remain dominant for intrastate flying for the near-mid term future. Can any of the data...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans new daily nonstop service between JFK and Rio de Janeiro
Replies: 36
Views: 7452

Re: Delta plans new daily nonstop service between JFK and Rio de Janeiro

Very good news. Seems foreign carriers are seeing an improvement in the Brazilian market. I imagine DL would initially fly 763ERs, no? As noted in the press release linked above. That's still the workhorse of Delta's long haul fleet and the smallest equipment with adequate range, so there we have it.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA cancels seats without notice
Replies: 35
Views: 3131

Re: AA cancels seats without notice

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/exp ... .jsp#terms
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They notified you of the schedule change. Seat assignments aren't guaranteed - and IIRC there is no obligation to notify passengers of a seat change. A refund for being booted out of Main Cabin Extra is the policy.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/exp ... .jsp#terms

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do US Carriers adjust catering based on route?
Replies: 15
Views: 2300

Re: Do US Carriers adjust catering based on route?

Delta - unlike AA, UA, and AS - generally allows special meal orders on all flights with meal service. It's not restricted to premium transcons. Gluten-free? Kosher? Diabetic? No problem. We accommodate 17 different special meals. These special meals are available in First Class, Delta One and all e...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 249
Views: 20128

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

The current "Transcon First Class War" is fully saturated and AS wants nothing to do with it. If they lose a few FC customers to B6 or AA... so be it. Fair point. AS wants nothing to do with it. Plus playing along with the bigger boys and JetBlue would require a sub-fleet and that has a h...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8013

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

Sounds like a good time for the next widebody in the form of the MoM. Actually, it could be. By the time this aircraft will be on the market, the downturn should be over Indeed, and the fleets will be old and in dire need of replacement, while other widebodies will still be more expensive to buy an...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 52
Views: 7463

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

Just look at the Alaska route map. Any city that Delta doesn't currently fly to that Alaska does is a prime target. Actually, no. The fact that an airport pair can support demand/fares for one carrier doesn't mean that it can support two. More capacity can drive down fares below acceptable threshol...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There's a fire burning in the widebody market
Replies: 30
Views: 8013

Re: There's a fire burning in the widebody market

Good thread. Delta's Anderson called it at least 18 months ago. 'Boeing, Airbus Shares Slump on ‘Bubble’ for Used Wide-Body Jets by Julie Johnsson and Andrea Rothman October 14, 2015, 4:42 PM EDT October 19, 2015, 11:44 AM EDT Secondhand sales may hurt pricing on factory-fresh 777s Keeping order flo...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10545

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

This is for O&D connecting the 3rd largest metro area in the US with the growing SEA hub. This is what it's about, not connections over SEA. Chicago is the fifth-largest O&D market from Seattle and it is currently the largest market from SEA without non-stop service on DL. With the end of t...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10545

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Delta just confirmed Seattle will have 163 flights this summer, again up from 38 in the summer of 2011. http://news.delta.com/delta-begin-seattle-chicago-o-hare-service-june-2017-0 Three years ago, Delta said they would be offering 150+ flights in 2017. Looks like they're on-plan - in spite of a fe...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH
Replies: 65
Views: 7960

Re: China Eastern to start PVG-IAH

The difference between IAH and DFW seems to be that DFW has an aggressive hub carrier that has added its own international spokes, thus limiting the ability of foreign flag carriers to come into the market and be profitable. IAH is the reverse, as the foreign carriers move into the market first, le...

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by MIflyer12
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby
Replies: 29
Views: 4831

Re: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby

A question mark at the end of that thread title would have been useful.

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by MIflyer12
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10545

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

I realize the DL Fan Boys are excited, but lets see what the response from UA and AA is. We all know they are not going to let those 'boys from the South' infringe on their territory. Nobody has overwhelming capacity or frequency on ORD-SEA. On the date DL starts in June ITA Matrix is showing: AS 4...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 3938

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

You're not expecting Iberia or Qantas, are you?

Delta's TATL and TPAC build-ups at SEA crowd out some plausible carriers. So does the quantity of TPAC traffic (both AC and non-Canadian) at YVR.

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by MIflyer12
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13704

Re: Seat Law coming?

It's a safety issue. More people are overweight, having to shoehorn themselves into their aisle seat. It makes evacuation more difficult for that passenger, and any other passenger on their row. Legislation is necessary for safety. So update the egress standard to put (your alleged) obese people in...

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by MIflyer12
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13704

Re: Seat Law coming?

Only the airlines should be encouraged or even obliged to tell clearly what they sell. +1. Rather than trying to regulate seat dimensions, airlines should be required to clearly state seat sizes, so that at the time of purchase customers can make an informed decision. The U.S. does (for width) alre...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 119
Views: 13704

Re: SEAT Law coming?

Guys, this is not about seat width. This is seat pitch. If you look at who is lobbying for it, it is United American and Southwest. That means this is probably in their best interest and a was to legislate against airlines that are ultra low cost and might pack extra seats in like Spirit, Frontier ...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS-China...underserved market?
Replies: 56
Views: 3694

Re: BOS-China...underserved market?

If I was Boston, or any other major city for that matter, I would be subsidizing these flights by the bucket load and then recouping that money and then some, with their spending. Please describe the mechanism(s) allowed under Mass. law and DOT rules that would allow you to do that. Describe the de...

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by MIflyer12
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 11796

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

Would they just switch to A320's and hope they can sell the extra seats at the same frequency or would they be forced to drop frequency. BOS-JFK/LGA/ORD/DCA/DTW/PHL/PIT Although if they expand some version of Mint to these markets in the future....maybe it would make sense to have an 320 with some ...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46298

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

jfk777 wrote:

With all the 787 AA flies to Asia there is a problem if they don't make money.


Profit = revenues - costs. What does AA get for TPAC RASM vs. DL and UA?

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Applies For LAX-PEK
Replies: 241
Views: 46298

Re: AA Applies For LAX-PEK

jfk777 wrote:


With all the 787 AA flies to Asia there is a problem if they don't make money.[/quote]

Profit = revenues - costs. What does AA get for TPAC RASM vs. DL and UA?

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 7097

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

Well the US 3 run their 737s transcon out of BOS (longer than JFK) do those have trouble in the strong headwinds? I've never seen that reported here. Yes, sometimes 738s need a tech stop. There were reports of AS stops a month or two ago. BOS-PDX? BOS-SEA? There may have been some DL and AA 738 tec...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns
Replies: 54
Views: 11796

Re: JetBlue launches fleet review with E190 cost concerns

As for B6's evolution, it could be that they've grown up - and have confidence they can fill larger planes at good fares routinely across the airport pairs they want to try for the next ~ten years. A320s aren't the BIG plane anymore - they grew into 321s. This may be JetBlue's odd way of saying they...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15241

Re: More new AS Routes!

The SAN-MSP flight (Horizon) will be sitting on the ground at MSP arrives at 7:50 p.m. It'll be sitting on the ground for 17 hours? Flights to SFO/PDX operate via SkyWest. An 830pm departure to anywhere seems a bit too late in the day...even to the west coast. Let the engines cool and the crew take...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non retrofitted AA 777s
Replies: 26
Views: 4038

Re: Non retrofitted AA 777s

I didn't realize how much progress they've already made with the 772 refurbishment! Last I checked, only a few had been done. Well done AA! AA announced the lie-flat refurb of the 777s nearly five years ago. 'Well done' is the last comment they should receive. The project has been a complete, multi...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 7097

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

738s as used by AA/DL/UA have a little more range than 320s. Sometimes it's enough to make the difference and make a transcon route non-stop -- but not always.

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11595

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Most interesting thing about the NY Times report is to see a Republican Senator calling the President's budget "Dead Upon Arrival". EAS isn't a lot of money in the context of the federal budget. There are lots of senators in states that have EAS service today, far disproportional to natio...

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by MIflyer12
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 166
Views: 11595

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

Most interesting thing about the NY Times report is to see a Republican Senator calling the President's budget "Dead Upon Arrival". EAS isn't a lot of money in the context of the federal budget. There are lots of senators in states that have EAS service today, far disproportional to natio...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business
Replies: 23
Views: 3625

Re: Delta considers future of struggling refinery business

If the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines get built, they will direct a lot of North Dakota (Bakken) and Alberta (tar sands) oil now traveling by rail to Eastern (U.S. and Canadian) refineries to much larger Gulf Coast refineries, doing much to eliminate the spreads between Bakken/East Texas In...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME
Replies: 71
Views: 9420

Re: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME

I noticed that one of the 3 ATL-LAX nonstops has been up gauged to LAA 321 this summer. This market seems to be doing really well. The initial 3 flights were A319's then up gauged to 738s. I wonder if an additional frequency will be very far down the road?. ATL-LAX has traditionally seen the typica...

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by MIflyer12
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?
Replies: 81
Views: 7728

Re: Why doesn't B6 fly to the midwest?

For the Mid-West JFK is not a desirable link, JFK has historically had much less service to the Mid-West vs. EWR and LGA. And as mentioned BOS to the Mid-West is a small market. What they need is a, or a couple, of small focus cities. Kind of Like what post Piedmont merger US Airways looked like in...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa & Their Labor Woes
Replies: 45
Views: 3032

Re: Mesa & Their Labor Woes

Mesa Airlines is heading down a dangerous path with two of its labor groups. Both the pilots and flight attendants at Mesa are heading down the path to a possible strike. ... Jonathan Ornstein, chairman and CEO of Mesa, cited two primary reasons for not meeting the union demands earlier. First, he ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?
Replies: 16
Views: 2841

Re: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?

DEN, DFW, ORD are huge hubs. Lots of people moving from one point to another. LAX is predominantly a huge O&D airport. Perhaps more relevant, DEN was built from scratch in the era of the hub-and-spoke model for domestic U.S. carriers. DEN had been a big hub when DIA plans were being drawn. DFW ...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to offer free meals in coach on JFK-LAX/SFO
Replies: 67
Views: 7222

Re: AA to offer free meals in coach on transcons

Mortyman wrote:
Nothing is free. The cost is hidden in the overall ticket price.


Can we talk about price elasticity of demand and consumer willingness to pay more an an 'included' meal? Prices don't go up (without a drop in demand) unless some people are willing to pay for a feature.

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL operations in FLL and MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 2303

Re: DL operations in FLL and MIA

It seems to me that DL is bigger in FLL than MIA, is that a true statement? http://www.flightstats.com doesn't make it quite as easy as they used to, but you can look at a carrier's departures for a day by airport code, eliminate codeshares (not regional carriers), click by departure to see airport...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15241

Re: More new AS Routes!

ATL and MSP are also Delta strong holds but that didn't stop AS from expanding there. I think AS would have a great following in Detroit from people who are tired of having Delta as their only choice. PDX-DTW isn't even year round on Delta so AS would pretty much have that market to themselves. NW/...

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by MIflyer12
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 66
Views: 9684

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

It's a 737-9 as indicated. With 123 seats it has a usefull range. Passengers of "DecentSeat Airways" would be schedule driven passengers, that pay enough anyway but have noticed airlines have made economy cabins more efficient over the years. You draw pretty pictures but you're not analys...

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