I love all the comments here about the "loyal VX flyers." I'm not questioning that there are some, but let's be realistic...they never translated to profits. AS on the other hand , is leading the industry in profitability despite being the target of one of the largest airlines in the worl...Jump to post
PlanesNTrains wrote:I think it will be Alaska Airlines. Period. I think the Virgin brand disappears.
If so the flag tail design could become the logo, where on all marketing material an aircraft tail is placed beside American instead of the annorexic eagle. Sounds like a great way to increase costs with no revenue upside to offset. So long as aircraft are kept clean and maintained, liveries have n...Jump to post
Yep. It actually isn't hard to imagine how China Southern could find this attractive, too - effectively locked out of PEK-U.S. by Air China, codesharing on AA's two (and possibly soon three) daily U.S.-PEK nonstops could provide meaningful feed into China Southern's large PEK hub. Very much so, alt...Jump to post
Looks like AA may find a viable LAXPEK slot after all. Having CZ throw a pair into such a deal would make sense.Jump to post
More moves coming up... Beginning the night of May 12, 2017, 20 or so airlines will relocate terminals over a one-week period. Each airline will complete its relocation overnight while maintaining normal operations during the day. Planned move nights are May 12, 14, 16th. The scope of this relocati...Jump to post
They're already sky-high as it is now... I paid $276 for a Y fare on TP from BOS-LIS. I just bought BOS-PRG-VCE-BOS (BA/EI) for $411. Flew BOS-GRU (AA/JJ) in May for $430. It has never been cheaper to fly. I paid $795 for a domestic U.S. roundtrip MKE-PNS-MKE a few wks ago. That's what we call an a...Jump to post
A350's will be used for DTW and ATL to Asia, and LAX to the Pacific and Asia. There will of course be shorter-haul familiarisation flights before the full schedule kicks in. Indeed, and as DL is likely to use the same pattern of domestic familiarization as UA and AA when both carriers introduced 78...Jump to post
AA should bight the bullet and get the 787 airborne to Peking from LAX even if its the worst slot at the PEK just to be in the market. Peking plus Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Auckland and Sydney give AA a nice Asia Pacific presence at LAX. A 'nice' Asia Pacific presence at LAX isn't so nice if it's...Jump to post
It is shocking that there is now no presence from the three U.S. majors in BKK, KUL or SGN. It shouldn't be. for UA or DL not to be able to make a NRT-BKK or HKG-BKK work is rather stunning. Again, it shouldn't be given the length of haul, the yield climate, and the costs around fifth freedom hubs....Jump to post
AA flies daily from DFW & ORD, so they have two daily flights to Peking. What would happen if they split some of those frequencies with LAX, so they would fly say four times a week from LAX plus 5 times weekly from each DFW and ORD. Are the slots at PEK assigned only to their current flights or...Jump to post
A lot of it is a balance as well ... how much do you actually have to work to make those numbers? I make $250K a year, working nine days a month. I get two months vacation a year and my profit sharing cheque this year (not included in the 250K) is enough to buy a new Lariat FX4. (But I won't, becau...Jump to post
787fan8 wrote:I would love to see EK start DEN-DXB. I feel DEN is ripe for a ME3 carrier.
As for the 777-9, I highly disagree that it is "too much" plane for AA. DL, absolutely, but not AA. Their operations are a little different from others. As a "premium" airline, they have destinations to support such an aircraft from hubs (LHR, GRU, HKG, SYD etc.) Currently, the ...Jump to post
knope2001 wrote:Frontier COS-IAD. Not sure if there's anything else.
FlyUSAir wrote:That's why we get punished with "economy light" and more fees.
I give you a solution, why don't Delta or AA or United try something different to be a five stars brand,... free foods, free drinks, no economy basic, best first class and business class, better food and service, you know like those 5 stars airlines..... why soo hard about it. Let's be clear, airli...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:Where there's smoke there's fire.
AA, AC, UA, DL, BA, LA, AF, LH, and QF have all alleged illegal subsidies against the ME3.
BobPatterson wrote:Has it occurred to anyone that the US3 are colluding against the ME3?
You could say the same about the "mulsim ban" and that has resulted in a 6.5% drop in advanced booking from inbound foreign tourists to the U.S. Source, please. A spat between the U.S. and the EU over visitor visas would be devastating for both economies. Obviously, but that's not what's ...Jump to post
After a significant collapse a few years back, the air travel market between Argentina and the US has recovered at a rate that's greater than that between the US and Brazil. It's likely for that reason that AA have kept 772s and 77Ws on EZE from DFW and MIA.Jump to post
I think you got that wrong. This would mean that US citizens would need visas to ALL EU countries, not just those 5. The countries in the Schengen area issue visas that are valid for the entire area ( since there are no internal passport checks at borders within the area, bar a few (well, not so fe...Jump to post
Given the limited scope of this spat (five countries that aren't exactly American tourist hotspots) this is really a non-issue and likely won't change anything in practice. Also, source that doesn't list a fictional fight club character as the author. I think you got that wrong. This would mean tha...Jump to post
Sooner787 wrote:Praying their Dreamliner starts when the pilots turn the key
dc10lover wrote:Funny how airlines fought over the Cuba market then find out the pot of gold isn't there.
Do airline employees still do this? (serious question) Very much still a thing especially among new hires across the industry even though load factors are obviously much higher than they were in the days of the brat pack doing it. Dinner in New York after work, a day in London for the weekend, arou...Jump to post
I don't disagree that STL/BNA have the potential to be successful BA destinations in the U.S., but BA seems particularly stingy in terms of starting new routes abroad. and rightfully so. People tend to forget how valuable LHR slots are - it's to the degree that the next piece of marginal flying is ...Jump to post
Are you suggesting that QR is operating AKL-DOH with the 77L and that the payload available is not viable? If the definition of viable in this context is a break-even or profitable flight, I'll be the first to say or agree with the notion that the available payload for QR's AKLDOH 77L operation is ...Jump to post
Starting and stopping the routes will end up costing more $$$ than sucking it up and keep flying the route while they re-file with a admin that seems to be more business friendly. I agree, but I feel as though the financial hit of cancelling and starting the routes back up will have been worth it i...Jump to post
True, but AA + QF hasn't thrown in the towel on the JV quite yet. They are removing the AA codeshare on some overlapping routes, as well as from DFW to SYD and LAX to JFK to send a message to the DOT. It will be really interesting to see whether or not AA and QF went far enough with those codeshare...Jump to post
side question - how was Kirby able to jump from AA to UA? Wouldn't he have signed a non-compete agreement as part of his employment at UA that would prohibit him from going to a direct competitor? This has been discussed to exhaustion. Non competes are extremely uncommon in the industry, and Doug m...Jump to post
Without knowing the yields it's impossible to gauge whether or not the operations are profitable; and if you look at their average fares in the market for snapshot dates they're at the bottom of the barrel. Load factor is only a small piece of the equation so I'd hold off on categorizing their U.S....Jump to post
Without knowing the yields it's impossible to gauge whether or not the operations are profitable; and if you look at their average fares in the market for snapshot dates they're at the bottom of the barrel. Load factor is only a small piece of the equation so I'd hold off on categorizing their U.S. ...Jump to post
Makes sense. Another person leaves ... for a promotion and raise. On a related note ... too bad they let Virasb Vahidi leave. Talk about talent worth retaining ... No kidding on Vahidi. There was a guy with a real vision for the type of customer experience he wanted to provide. Fortunately at least...Jump to post
Looks like AA's Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Nocella just resigned for a gig at United... so maybe the discontent doesn't stop with the labor groups... Do they not have non competes for these people? First Scott Kirby and now the COO. No non-competes at AA. When questioned about it at a town hal...Jump to post
NichCage wrote:Why did AA cut JFK-HND? If I am also correct, did AA serve JFK-NRT in the past?
Third time in six months: Scott Kirby - President (was President at AA) Patrick Quayle - VP Network Planning (was MD International Network at AA) Andrew Nocella - Unknown (was SVP and at one time Chief Marketing Officer at AA) Link For at least the third time in the past six months, United Airlines ...Jump to post
Statement by United Oscar. Our industry is joined by a common purpose of connecting people and communities. As one of this country's largest employers, I was honored to represent our nearly 90,000 aviation professionals at United Airlines at this morning's meeting. We share the president’s passion ...Jump to post
But lets not kid ourselves that the airlines have been doing any favors for the traveling public, the only notable growth has been competitive responses in top markets while cutting services (basic economy) and dropping service to smaller markets. The flaw in your argument there is that they've als...Jump to post