United needs to change the employee contract that puts employees on notice that such behavior on social media like the one that Gianna displays is unacceptable and the basis for termination. FA's like her are the same ones that will bash you to your face and when you respond in kind, call the pilot...Jump to post
Does anyone have any insights about how BOS-SFO is doing on DL? A colleague flew it recently and asked one of the employees (pilot? FA? GA? Not sure which) about it. Said that the double daily 757 was a lot of capacity to start but that the economics are improving and that the front of the plane doe...Jump to post
My main issue with basic economy isn’t the concept, it’s how the airlines executed it. The reality is that basic economy is not a reduction in price off the former “economy”. It’s the same price with fewer amenities and more restrictions. It’s a play for incremental fee based revenue.Jump to post
My take: They shrunk to profitability, to the point that they're below their "natural market share". This approach has far reaching ramifications to everything from aircraft purchases, investing in the interiors, resources (particularly combining CO and UA resources - that goes more smooth...Jump to post
But this is the crux of the issue: "Largest in NYC" except that EWR is not in NYC and is not favored over LGA and JFK by people in Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and by many people in Manhattan. UA lost a lot of corporate contracts with the move of p.s. from JFK to EWR precisely because they...Jump to post
BOS April-2018 numbers are out: 2018 total pax YTD: 11,887,401 2018 international pax YTD: 2,082,300 International pax as a % of domestic pax: 17.52% Another good news - BOS has already overtaken MSP starting April-2018 and starting May onwards until Oct, is the busiest time for BOS. As per Masspor...Jump to post
The draw to EWR could be UA's massive hub and *A FF base. Only in one direction, if at all. Look at the timing: when the nonstop goes daily, it will arrive at EWR before 6am and be out of there by 10am... so there'll be plenty of USA cnnx for those arriving from Asia, but very few stateside connect...Jump to post
Here's a good article with details and the background of the to-be resumed EWR flight: https://mainlymiles.com/2018/05/30/singapore-airlines-a350ulr-will-fly-non-stop-to-newark-from-october/ While I agree that EWR is very doable from NYC, the author offers a very rosy view of getting to and from EW...Jump to post
Attempting to put some precise definition on these terms is useless. I don’t usually think of Atlanta as a coastal city, but often when describing storms that “go up the east coast”, Georgia and Atlanta are part of the news. Trying to apply some sort of precise definition to Delta’s write up is usel...Jump to post
The south of Europe in particular (Rome, Madrid, Athens) in particular are brutally hot in the summer. I was just in Florence and Rome during the first week in April and it was beautiful. We lucked out with very little rain, but it can be rainy during the spring and fall.Jump to post
I would have guessed JFK but what gives me pause is that JFK largely caters to O&D and given the economics of the route, I wonder if the connecting strength of ATL or DTW might be better. One the one hand, there is a lot of US-India travel in the northeast, and backtracking may not be all that v...Jump to post
I think this is pretty obvious, but the goal isn’t to offer a small number of middle seat passengers something unique, it’s to get the brand buzzing in the local market. Local media coverage, water cooler conversation etc... WIll last a lot longer than one day.Jump to post
BOS has typically not been a huge transfer airport. Historically US Air and AA had some, because they served so many smaller northeast destinations. Now, B6 and DL also flow some, both through their own flights and to code share / alliance partners. But relative to other larger airports, there's mor...Jump to post
Naples itself is more of a means to get to other places in the area - Sorrento and the Amalfi coast, Pompeii etc... I suppose its possible for a seasonal flight, I think that the nature of travel to southern Italy in general is very leisure and low yield oriented. As someone mentioned, the trains ar...Jump to post
Saw this from Jon Ostrower on twitter, found it interesting to look back in time 15 years.
http://airlinemaps.tumblr.com/post/1738 ... 01-2003-us
I don't think that this is just a UA problem or even an airline problem. My firm is client facing and has a flexible policy where employees can where business casual when appropriate and business formal when appropriate. While the flexibility is broadly good, there are people who constantly need to...Jump to post
I don't think that this is just a UA problem or even an airline problem. My firm is client facing and has a flexible policy where employees can where business casual when appropriate and business formal when appropriate. While the flexibility is broadly good, there are people who constantly need to ...Jump to post
The rumors for a second VS flight to LHR are turning to be true. Starting with Summer 2019, it will be a daytime flight to LHR leaving BOS at 8:30am. The inbound will depart LHR at 8:30pm. https://mobile.twitter.com/virginatlantic/status/996739826769678336?s=12p Lets see if the other shoe falls: wh...Jump to post
THis is interesting - could be un-related but there are rumors of BOS-LHR going double daily on VS; probably replacing the DL 767. I wonder if we'll see a broader rationalization of which airline (plane) flies which routes TATL.Jump to post
My two cents (and it's worth less than that.) - DL probably doesn't need to be #1 overall in BOS. It probably can't compete with B6 on routes to smaller locations that aren't business destinations or all of the leisure routes that B6 flies. To a certain extent, it would probably hurt existing hubs (...Jump to post
Press release: https://news.delta.com/nonstop-delta-service-boston-philadelphia-coming-oct-1 Most interesting part is this, IMO: "Delta's continued investment in Boston will reach 112 peak day departures by this summer, an increase of 19 departures compared with summer 2017 and 29 departures ov...Jump to post
DL has already outpaced AA as of March-2018 in the number of PAX. The next target for DL is B6 although DL does not fly to most of AA hubs which also happen to be some of the most populous city. B6 has many glaring holes in the Midwest - as fastmover correctly pointed in this forum, DL's ultimate a...Jump to post
It’s going to get interesting. I would love to see how the DL folks manage the gate logistics. PHL makes sense for DL from a corporate contracts perspective. Lots of pharma, tech (comcast for one) and finance ties. I wonder what yield will be on this route, though? AA more or less runs an hourly shu...Jump to post
I just saw that starting on October 1st, DL is starting 4 daily round trips to PHL.
From Airlineroutes twitter.
https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status ... 26976?s=21
I enjoy the SAS CPH option; easy and enjoyable connections options, especially to Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.
Having said that, i wonder if the route could achieve seasonal daily or year round sub-daily with a MOM / 322 (or whatever those potential planes are being called this week).
Yes, Vail and Aspen. Where the rich skiers go. But B6 is not flying to Vail and Aspen. They picked Steamboat Springs. Oh believe me, the crowd at Steamboat is a draw for wealthy and they get their fair share of celebs. Not Kurt and Goldie, but plenty. They go for the champagne powder. (I'm not kidd...Jump to post
Lifelong skier here; grew up skiing in the white and green mountains, but I make 1-2 yearly trips out west. Depending upon schedule, I think that BOS-HDN (and Montrose, Jackson, Big Sky etc...) can work on a seasonal basis. The travel out west has two patterns: If you're traveling to any of the reso...Jump to post
ATL also is in the east, which is much more densely populated than the rest of the country. There are macro-economic and demographic influences that will constrain DEN, IAH and DFW at some point. CLT is also in the east and could benefit from that. It will have to compete with ATL for the traffic, h...Jump to post
AA’s demise in BOS is somewhat overstated. Their hubs are in the some of the biggest metros in the country - LAX, ORD, MIA etc... They’ve definitely cut destinations from BOS, but they fly a lot of relatively large narrow bodies frequently, which is how they maintain decent market share, even if the...Jump to post
IND has connecting traffic via DL and WN. What connecting traffic is DL flowing through Indianapolis? To be clear, I'm not saying that passengers have not made a connection in IND, but I doubt that connecting passengers are anything but incidental. Indy's DL destinations are almost all hubs / focus...Jump to post
Over in the OAG thread, TPHuang posted the T-100 LF's for BOS-YUL for WestJet - they were quite a bit lower than the AC numbers. In the 60's if I recall. Personally, I think that that WestJet has a marketing / branding problem. I know they did targeted ads in Boston on the radio to publicize the ser...Jump to post
Flying has become more of a luxury item than it was in years past. I don't find that to be good thing on a macro level. I am curious about this. What timeframe do you mean by years past? I did a bit of research both on the web and through other non-public economic research and I can’t find anything...Jump to post
Welp, the KE/DL JV was approved. I am actively awaiting more non-news on any BOS-ICN service. haha
https://news.delta.com/delta-and-korean ... artnership
I think a lot of it has to do less with the country political boundaries that exist today and more with the histories of those cities / city states. Most of the cities with flights have been populations centers for much of history. The country or empire that "owned" them has changed over t...Jump to post