DIRECTFLT wrote:would ensure that passengers aren’t removed from a plane to make room for someone else, unless it’s a matter of safety or security.
I understand that with the JV China is not included so would that mean HKG is also not included in the KE/DL JV HKG has a separate, more liberal Air Service Agreement with the USA and will therefore (as far as I know) be part of the JV. Hong Kong will not be part of the JV as there is no Open Skies...Jump to post
NYT agenda going back a decade against Trump has been well known. As hometown paper any chance at taking a shot against him or commenting negatively about his business the NYT has done. Its hardly journalism when a papers management has a beef with the person and it repeatedly shows. Let's separate...Jump to post
Interesting. The rumor mill had said that the only reason Anderson left Delta was because he was anticipating an appointment as Secretary of Transportation under a Clinton Administration and had to establish distance. As that didn't pan out, I imagine he was eager to get back into the corporate game.Jump to post
The move will be tied into the opening of the new Midfield Concourse, 11 new gates for reshuffling. I'll believe it when I see it, as there are still countless barriers to overcome, the most prominent of which are: 1) Convincing the carriers who have just been moved to T5 to move again. It'd be pos...Jump to post
That is correct and it will absolutely move to Terminal 5 as part of the announced $1.6B investment in T4/T5 by AA, which will relocate the remaining T5 tenants to elsewhere. I've been hearing this as well (AA copying DL? shocker!) but can't for the life of me figure out where Allegiant, Frontier, ...Jump to post
Why does Qatar want to buy stock in AA is a great question because AA is probably the only OW airline that does NOT want them. AA has been very vocal about there negatives views of the ME3. AA, certainly more so than UA or DL, are exceptionally two-faced on the issue. While UA and DL have both seve...Jump to post
tlecam wrote:Is Qatar buying open market shares or are they doing this via a deal with AA?
It will be very interesting to see where this all goes. But again, the implications and ramifications of this could be considerable. In the span of 12-18 months, AA could - theoretically - have either revenue-sharing, antitrust-immunized joint ventures and/or equity-based strategic relationships wi...Jump to post
No Boaty McBoatface?. Disappointing.Jump to post
The media today is saying that the administrators have narrowed down the expressions of interest to 15 for the next stage (non-binding offers). All the articles I've read talk about LH, FR, U2, DL, AF, EY (still), IAG. Though at this point the names of the interested are mostly rumors since it's al...Jump to post
It's going to be wildly entertaining watching LAX, and TBIT FIS in particular, melt down this Summer given the increased capacity (what is it +7 widebodies into the airport multiple days of the week when compared to last year?). As others have stated, LAWA needs to learn to say no, and it's shocking...Jump to post
You'll get very different answers depending on whether or not the assumption is that AA would have gone out of business (which wouldn't have happened given what fuel did) versus US simply going out of business (which was not a risk). With respect to NW and CO, I'm not sure things would look all that...Jump to post
If and I really hope it doesn't happen but if AZ folds do you think another SkyTeam member steps in to increase service and will SkyTeam look to add another member? Sky Team is the alliance to lose most should Alitalia fold. Italian loyalists will have no more domestic and few European nonstop opti...Jump to post
To not have LGA on any list ranking horrible airports I think completely destroys the credibility of the list.Jump to post
My bet is CX: HKG-MIA on the future A350-8000. I'm not sure Cathay Pacific has the financial foothold at present to make what would be an experimental nonstop or tag like HKG-MIA work when they can so easily connect passengers through one of numerous gateway hubs on AA... as has been stated time an...Jump to post
There was actually a 5 minute complete power outage yesterday afternoon around 5pm. It was airport wide and quite impactful to operations. There are generally issues with power at LAX....lots of surges and brief disruptions but yesterday's was quite lengthy. Of note is that this wasn't isolated to ...Jump to post
18 hours in any economy seat sucks. At that point how good the service/food/etc is on one airline versus another is irrelevant as most of the trip you are just sitting bored at your seat. 18 hours in any seat sucks. Over the past several years I've frequented DFW-HKG/SYD/AUH/DOH across multiple car...Jump to post
There is a limit on borrowing from global sources and Indian banks are scamming them with 15% rate. GoI is not going to fix this because banking system will collapse. That is where the JV with DL comes into play. Is a US-India JV at all financially appealing though? While I don't know, I'm willing ...Jump to post
BoeingGuy wrote:Which they are by all practical measurements correct? Independent government, currency, passports, etc. Jump to postThe Taiwanese citizens wish to be a democratic independent country.
Please don't flame me too much, but what kind of profit can they make on a leasure flight like this? Monte Carlo is alot closer to go to a casino than Vegas is, or is there really that much of a demand/cargo for this route? Maybe I am the only one, but I don't see this lasting too long. Since when ...Jump to post
That's not entirely true depending on how settlement is arranged. For example, an itinerary where someone flies EY from DEL to AUH to DFW and then connects onto AA to say AUS would completely hose AA if settled via straight rate pro-rate given the respective lengths of haul. However, throw in a spe...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:There is no prorate on an interline.
However, I feel quite certain slot availability and pricing were key considerations for Delta. You can be more than quite certain that those were key considerations. A mathematical equation was done bringing in the known variables you've mentioned (fuel efficiency, etc.) and the variables that aren...Jump to post
This will demolish air travel demand if this actually happens. Imagine the further impact if a plane goes down from a lithium battery fire. What a truly ridiculous statement. If air travel can succeed and indeed thrive under the introduction of post-9/11 TSA measures than a laptop ban will be a dro...Jump to post
Interline is pretty much never "BAD". As long as you are offering interline to anybody, the incremental cost to extend it to another carrier is minimal. That's not entirely true depending on how settlement is arranged. For example, an itinerary where someone flies EY from DEL to AUH to DF...Jump to post
TerminalD wrote:If AA drops QR then it will be really big given BA's ownership stake by QR.
Well they are making us take our ipads out now. On the flipside I just went though LAS and they had us go no bins and keep everything including laptops in our bags. ...I love when TSA says their extreme inconsistency of policies across airports is for safety reasons. ROTFL It's all a farce - pure o...Jump to post
United is doing better than ever, planes are full, stock is up, profits are huge, yep the A-Net geniuses once again are on the wrong side of reality. You can't wish someone out of business This is correct. The success of public corporations in this country is measured by shareholder returns - nothi...Jump to post
Well, all I can hope for is someone taking this airline and transforming it into a profitable carrier. It would be a tragedy to lose Alitalia, and very sad for those who depend on the airline to put food on the table. I just can't jump on the bashing bandwagon, because I personally find it sad for ...Jump to post
Despite being close the center and north of Los Angeles BUR has a short runway, is dominated by one carrier (WN) has very limited gate space, a cap on the number of movements and a strict curfew. As you would expect, BUR is outrageously expensive if booked last minute. To your point: it can often b...Jump to post
I was in terminal 3 last night for 3 hours(weather in SF, shocker) and they have put in all new carpeting which helps a bit. They put in charging stations for portable devices. Other than that there is burger king and starbucks. The seating is an issue, every seat pretty much taken in the center, s...Jump to post
These are interesting statistics, but as we're watching more complex and comprehensive joint ventures and equity partners replace the utility of the now dated alliance structure, do member carriers care outside of the select few who work for the alliance itself as opposed to a member carrier (which ...Jump to post
Although the route would lose 3-class service. Not the end of the world. LAXMIA doesn't command nearly the same premium demand and associated yields as LAXJFK or SFOJFK, and the F fares on LAXMIA are at times even lower than the J fares on traditional transcons. Well when competitors JetBlue delta ...Jump to post
OB1504 wrote:Although the route would lose 3-class service.
Chengdu's subsidies may have expired, but even that route was subsidized upon launch and for at least the first 24 months of flying meaning the real test wouldn't have begun until less than a year ago. BA bailed on CTU not long after the subsidies expired. Let's hope that UA finds better fortune th...Jump to post
they will apply for immunity with the US and Korean governments. They already have immunity, since 2002. They'd just be applying for approval of the JV. I'm not certain that's quite how it works given the material change of the cooperation brought on by the revenue share. For example, AA and QF had...Jump to post
Well, they're still around, so I guess that's something of a good sign. I'm curious as to whether UA is eligible to contend for local subsidies, or are those only offered to PRC-side carriers? The routes are surely subsidized. Maybe not Chengdu, but little doubt the rest are. Almost all secondary f...Jump to post
N O one should be forced to pay for basic economy and not have enough room. How is anyone ever being forced to pay for basic economy? Basic economy inventory is often the first to disappear, so I'm having difficulty thinking through a scenario where basic economy is ever the last available option. ...Jump to post
I expect it helped a lot that the international itineraries were already being booked in Altea, so most of the problems had already been ironed out. I think it was slightly different from AA/US in that WN's shorter booking window meant they had zero reservations in the old system past the cutover d...Jump to post
4 - Seats. What the heck happened to the pitch!?! I get it, airlines want to make money. But some airlines have gone to less than 31 inch pitch and I don't think that is enough room to be comfortable. Doesn't Frontier have a 28 inch pitch? For someone over 6 feet tall that is painful. Has it really...Jump to post
Lots of speculation on here, much of it not in tune with reality. Cranky Flier had an interview this week with Ed Bastian that I think fairly, and diplomatically, describes the situation. It conforms to what I've been saying on a.net for years, and what I know to be true. http://crankyflier.com/201...Jump to post
devmapper wrote:I am not convinced that AI will actually end up on a DEL-Texas route.
Does AI have interline ageement with AA? I remember someone posting earlier that AA had terminated the interline agreement with AI. Would be good for onward passengers if AI has interline agreement with AA They do not, and it's for that reason that DFW surprises me. Yes, you've got the Indian popul...Jump to post
On item #1 Cell-phone cameras have changed Air-travel forever, in the way it has other things in society like Police--Citizen relations In the case of airlines, I think it will result in passengers getting the upper hand in more situations ie: Dao and recent Delta incident, where Camera Phones foot...Jump to post