I'm curious about the range cap too. Wasn't there something about average stage length of 1000 miles, with Delta to pay more if they exceed that?Jump to post
So it looks like BOS will be tied for the first A220 Destination in the USA! Delta announced today that the first A220 routes will be bookable starting tomorrow. https://news.delta.com/delta-s-new-a220-narrowbody-coming-sale-january-debut Flights start January 31st 2019 From the LGA base to both BO...Jump to post
BOS-LGA makes sense for providing a lot of people opportunities to get experience on the aircraft.
A lot of those routes are heavy corporate / business traveler routes; Delta seems to be making a play for those customers on competitive routes with AA/UA.
What we currently have is what we will have for the foreseeable future. It ain't perfect by any means, but it works....kinda. LGA, JFK, and EWR are what we are going to have for the foreseeable future. Maaaaaayyyybe a new terminal here or there, but that's it. There will be no new airport. This. An...Jump to post
AA BOS-DFW JAN 7>5 FEB 7>6 AA BOS-JFK JAN 5>4[2.0] AA BOS-LAX JAN 6>4 FEB 6>5 AA BOS-ORD JAN 10>6 FEB 10>8 AA BOS-PHX JAN 4>3 Interesting; BOS must be fairly weak across the board for AA in Jan. The trimmed a flight a day YoY in January, but resumed normal levels in Feb for the ...Jump to post
I appreciate the creativity, OP. I don't think that this approach is viable for a number of reasons, but once in awhile a crazy idea sticks. The number one hurdle for this idea is political; the eminent domain required for this to work does not have the support of the people or the politicians. Memo...Jump to post
Delta posted some photos. https://news.delta.com/delta-s-first-a2 ... est-flightJump to post
The DL flight will work and with a nonstop will encourage some DL customers to use it expanding the market. TRUE travelers know about places around the world. Most Americans are dumber than dumb and clueless when it comes to geography...a proven fact. I suspect the vast majority now running to Croa...Jump to post
This is an extremely misleading thread starter extrapolated from an absurd article by Bill Murphy. Doug Parker never said "our crowded planes are much more comfortable". What he did say, and it happens to be true, is that new generation slimline seats at 30 inches of pitch provide more le...Jump to post
It’s just such a weird (and unnecessary) argument for him to make - “The whole definition of pitch needs to be better understood.” If he wants to say - he we reduced pitch, but the new seats are more comfortable for reasons x, y and z- go for it. I’m not sure I’ll buy it but whatever. But pitch, at ...Jump to post
I do it all the time. LIRR Jamaica AirTrain. Quick. Cheap. Frequent. It is no Heathrow Express, but it is the best America can do thanks to union benefits, litigation and liability. It gets the job done What is the nightmare? I agree. And while the Heathrow Express is a nice 15 minute ride, it cost...Jump to post
T2 can not disappear fast enough. I cringe everytime I see my flight departing from that terminal. It has exactly one thing going for it; the walk from security to the gate takes 11 seconds, tops (without traffic). Unfortunately, there are usually millions of human speedbumps crammed into a space th...Jump to post
How is it a nightmare by rail? Try it once and you'll see for yourself. I will never make that mistake again! I live in NYC and use it pretty frequently. AirTran access to 4 subway lines an LIRR (which is probably the fastest way to Manhattan) is pretty good. I regularly take the E and the A trains.Jump to post
For at least the foreseeable future, B6 and DL are going to co-exist in Boston. I don’t think the nature of that coexistence is binary (e.g. compete to the death or complimentary offerings and avoid each other entirely). It’s going to be both. The real battle (for both of them) is when they start to...Jump to post
Just read this article. http://skift.com/2018/09/28/delta-ceo-declares-free-in-flight-wi-fi-is-coming/ I haven’t seen anything official from DL, but if so, I think this will be popular with consumers. Will be interesting to see how this performs with everyone using it, even on the newer “fast” WiFi ...Jump to post
As an aside, I did not realize how popular YUL is for a connecting point to/from Europe from BOS. On my BOS-YUL flight the other day there were 25 people connecting to European cities, 19 of which were going to ATH alone. Yeah, YYZ is also a really popular connecting point to/from BOS. I flew to ZA...Jump to post
I have no idea how this translates into passenger numbers, but I know from a professional standpoint, there’s a lot of business growth in the US and Europe because both economies are growing at the same time. The US economic growth in terms of wages and tax relief also benefits the demographic that ...Jump to post
Interesting news and speculation. Delta would surprise me. Their seating on 777s isn’t much different than the 333, and they don’t fly any routes that can use the range. Maybe with the Premium Select installations and upcoming remodels of the 777s, they’re shifting fleet around. In that sense, the s...Jump to post
I don't disagree with this. DTW is a great airport to connect through; the trains make it easy to get from gate to gate. I also like the Westin hotel attached to the airport with its own security entrance, and I've used it many times.Jump to post
It's interesting when DL 58 leaves from A6 - the main terminal is jammed.
There was a post on twitter showing winds and wind gusts in the Ireland airports - apparently Shannon was worse than Dublin. It looked like they had to do a go-around when they attempted to land.
AF (JV partner with DL) already flies a daily 773 and AA flies a daily 777. Are you asking if Delta will launch a second daily flight within the JV wiht DL? Or a replacement to the AF flight? Either way, I think flights between CDG and MIA will be operated by AF and AA respectively. AF owns the Pari...Jump to post
Interesting market. FRA isn't a particularly large leisure market, although it does provide access to a lot of Europe by rail. As others mentioned, I might have gone after FCO or even Milan, which Alitalia leaves relatively under-served. Perhaps my bias is showing; I find Frankfurt to be a perfectly...Jump to post
I just saw the same thing. I did not see that coming. It’s been discussed numerous times; Berlin is an interesting city. It is huge, but the demographics, plus history, leave it with fewer flights. I’m not sure I’d use the word under-served, because the economy hasn’t been there over the past 3 deca...Jump to post
Does anyone know which airlines have pilot and FA bases in BOS? B6, obviously. Last I knew, I don’t think that DL had a pilot base in BOS, but that they did have a FA base. I believe that AA had pilot and FA bases courtesy of US Air, but I have no idea what remains. My last flight from BOS-MIA, a 75...Jump to post
Lucky's is a good alternative to Legal's, but is not quick. Having been a frequent visitor to the real Lucky's Lounge (my office used to be right around the corner), I wasn't impressed with Lucky's at terminal A :) I don't fly out of A often tho. I'm a UA FF and my go-to place at B is Stephanie's. ...Jump to post
I learned a ton about Geneva in this thread; it's one of the few places in Europe that I haven't made it to in my travels. Another topic - I haven't been to the satellite in Terminal A in awhile (or I haven't paid attention) - after all the Friendly's closures, I was surprised to see one pop up at ...Jump to post
I learned a ton about Geneva in this thread; it's one of the few places in Europe that I haven't made it to in my travels. Another topic - I haven't been to the satellite in Terminal A in awhile (or I haven't paid attention) - after all the Friendly's closures, I was surprised to see one pop up at T...Jump to post
DL has, so far, mostly avoided going up against AA or UA hubs from BOS, unless they also have a presence on the other end. DL does not serve from BOS: - DFW - ORD - CLT - DEN - PHX - MIA (although I believe they tried this relatively recently). - IAD or DCA - IAH They do serve SFO, although that is ...Jump to post
STT757 wrote:questions wrote:Are there plans, funding, timelines to complete T8?
That question has been lingering around here for 17 years.
Let’s say 10x LAX 4x SFO 5x MIA 5x CLT 4x DCA Let’s say they bump up DFW and ORD just to keep their hands on some slots: 4x ORD 4x DFW Let’s say they bump up PHL with 4 rjs just to keep a few more 4x PHL And let’s keep a token 1 daily to partner hubs 1x LHR 1x BCN And CDG like they did in BOS for a...Jump to post
I think that DL (and UA) have guessed correctly that flights to India require the infrastructure of a large connecting hub. EWR is better situated than Atlanta, since it captures a lot of higher revenue O&D traffic for the NYC area. HOwever, IMO, ATL is the right place for DL, compared to JFK - ...Jump to post
Regarding the DTW impact - I don't think that the BOS flight or the MSP flight is bad for DTW. DL and KE are going to pump tons of traffic through ICN. It makes sense to quickly start connecting the DL US hubs. I wouldn't be surprised if DTW gets a second flight at some point. I also wouldn't be sur...Jump to post
It also shows you B6 is completely behind the curve with respect to international expansion. B6 did well in the market and thanks to retrenchment from AA and DL in early 2000s at BOS. EK and new international carriers partnerships also worked fine for them. They are now dealing with an aggressive D...Jump to post
Intermingled in that article were Bastian's comments on the Boeing NMA, and how they need that plane as a replacement for the 757s and the 767s. I wonder how a plane that size would fit into Terminal A gates. I'd guess that the wings will be longer than the 767. I wonder if at some point, Delta will...Jump to post
Clearly you have never visited the Non-Av forum. It’s akin to reading the comments after a news story. I know better, and largely come here to learn rather than to bloviate about politics. =) Good call. Though gender, race, faith, etc are all discussed there as well, and quite often do not turn out...Jump to post
We know so little based upon what's been reported, I find it very hard to form any definitive opinion whatsoever. Alaska has said two things about the incident: "We mistakenly booked two people in one seat," and "We are deeply sorry for the situation, and are investigating the details...Jump to post
A few anecdotes: Macquarie raised their outlook to "outperform" yesterday. I was looking at historical stock performance of UAL, DAL, AAL and XAL (NYSE airline index). UAL and DAL are clearly outperforming AAL. On a one year basis, XAL is down about 3%. UAL is up 19%; DAL is up 11%. AAL is...Jump to post
I have no idea what happened here. Not enough information to really say whether Cooley was discriminated against or not. Here’s an anecdotal, personal experience about implicit bias - my fiancé and I (we’re gay) were traveling back to the US from Europe in business class. This particular plane has s...Jump to post
BOS is "hot" right now because of the knowledge economy and tech factors. You can see from the hotel prices and airline adds that there is massive influx of money to BOS happening. In fact I just found this. Boston had the MOST expensive hotel rooms of any US city in 2017. More than NY, S...Jump to post
Folks....AA is NOT cutting capacity at any hubs, and they never such on the call. AA said they were cutting their capacity GUIDANCE. They will still be GROWING capacity in Q3 by 3.3% and GROWING capacity in Q4 by 1.6%, they will just be growing at a smaller rate than previously announced. This thre...Jump to post