I think Airbus could have a very slight advantage, but not because of any burned bridges; but because they could offer a very well rounded package across the C-Series and A32x - beyond just the sale/price of the aircraft. Burned bridges can be repaired very quickly when it comes to dollars and cents...Jump to post
I tend to think that this will go the way of BOS-DTW. What do you mean by that? DL and B6 drove Spirit off from DTW-BOS but DL and B6 are still slugging it out on r/t fares as low as $127. DTW-BOS wasn't cheap going back a decade (pre-merger NW) with fares typically $350+. Exactly that - they'll bo...Jump to post
Boeing’s Bombardier Fight Blows Up in Its Face Boeing thought it was picking on a pipsqueak. Instead it has drawn its biggest rival to the fight. Airbus EADSY -0.31% ’ surprise deal announced late Monday to take control of Bombardier’s CSeries jet program is a coup for the European aerospace giant....Jump to post
My take: - I am glad that the C-Series will be built. I think it's a win for the flying public. - I wish that the duopoly had some real competition - that would be better for the flying public. - It is wild to think that Airbus and Bombardier will now own the 100-150 seat segment that Boeing and MD ...Jump to post
I apologize, I’ve been reading this thread but I don’t understand some of how this works in Europe. Does this mean that LH will fly the long haul routes out of Berlin? I saw that they acquired 80 planes or so, and I understand what is being discussed regarding the intro-German flying but I’m less cl...Jump to post
I think it would be a perfect aircraft for CLT and ATL. Giving passengers the ability to avoid EWR, JFK, PHL and instead use CLT and ATL for transatlantic connection. Expect the US Big 3 to be on the order sheet fairly quickly I had CLT in mind as well. I also think that PHL, DTW, MSP could see add...Jump to post
If an AvGeek can’t imagine and hypothesize and wonder on a.net, where can he or she? There’s a lot of wet hens in here. Here are my guesses (sorry for not having confirmed sources with the heads of route planning at all carriers) - replace 763/757 tatl and South America - US hubs to Secondary Europe...Jump to post
I flew Delta Shuttle on ORD-LGA almost exclusively because of the MAT. I guess I won't anymore. I fly the BOS shuttle a lot, and I felt the same way when it moved from MAT. But, the shuttle gates in Terminal C are pretty convenient - not a long walk from security, and a SkyClub right close by. I ha...Jump to post
My take - the time for a re-brand will be when all of the merger activities are completed; all crews integrated and all that. At that point, it could make sense to re-brand, but if they do, I doubt that they'll look to history; the vision and strategy will be centered around a new, cohesive company ...Jump to post
Regarding MEM, I wouldn't be surprised if RDU/SEA/BOS get added at some point, but that's about it. I also wouldn't be surprised if they didn't get added.
I have no idea on SAT. I don't know much about the market. It doesn't strike me as attractive as say, BNA or AUS.
Some of it is also location - in that Ronkonkoma if pretty far out onto the island and the population density skews closer to the city. It’s not like tons of people are driving past ISP to get to JFK or LGA. Some are, of course and there’s nothing to say that people couldn’t drive in the opposite di...Jump to post
Q1 2017 Table 6 Data was released recently. Here's top 10 unserved markets in PDEW. Winter is tough for BOS for these smaller markets though SAT seems like a viable option even with three airlines serving BOS-AUS. SAT - 132 TUS - 82 MEM - 76 ABQ - 75 SDF - 72 EYW - 64 RNO - 60 BHM - 55 MSN - 54 GRR...Jump to post
For me, these upgrades fall into the category of good will gestures. I don't pay for first on short haul flights, but I will pay for it on flights beyond 4 hours and on long haul international. I fly DL a lot and generally have a positive view of the airline in part because they have come through wi...Jump to post
I'm curious about what the growth goals mean for the fleet. It seems like there is a pretty big gap between the largest of the RJ's and the smallest of the mainline, especially since UA has been clear that they're not interested the C series, and also given the scope clauses they have regarding addi...Jump to post
They often fly out of PVD - in fact, other than for big championship / Super Bowl send offs which typically use BOS, I would say they use PVD almost all of the time. Visiting teams often stay at hotels in Providence too. It's much closer to Foxboro, where the stadium is, than Boston, especially when...Jump to post
From AA's standpoint, I think it's a matter of whether their presence is satisfactory for AA's corporate contracts, and I suspect that it is. In general, I think that's AA's approach to NYC. They are catering to O&D corporate travelers in the largest market in the country. As for whether that st...Jump to post
I apologize if there is already a thread on the AA fleet - I follow the Delta NB and WB threads, but searched several topics and didn't find a similar thread for AA. Please delete if this is already being discussed. I thought that this from the last page here (http://c.hub.aa.com/email/arrivals/2017...Jump to post
According to the twitter announcement, iMessage, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp will be supported.Jump to post
I fly VS 330, VS 789, DL 763, DL 764 and DL 333's across the pond fairly regularly - all of then within the past few months. I do not find a substantial difference between them that would drive any sort of flight decision. I do prefer all aisle access, which is how I got to flying Delta in the first...Jump to post
It's hard for me to believe that with corporate contracts, Skyteam won't serve CDG-PHL. The pharmaceutical industries alone in the Philly / Jersey / Delaware area and in France should provide a decent amount of support for the route.
Time for me to retire from my armchair CEO gig.
I agree - DL's presence on BOS-SFO is squarely aimed at it's BOS based corporate customers, with two business friendly timed flights per day.
UA and B6 are duking it out for route supremacy.
The comments about the small fleet make sense, but they're interesting when thinking about alternatives for the wide body fleet - what are AA's options long term? All Boeing 787/777? A mix of 339/787/777? Would a carrier AA's size put all of their wide body eggs in one manufacturer basket (Boeing?) ...Jump to post
I was checking DL flight schedules from BOS-DUB - starting October, DL makes this flight Thu-Sun through the end of October. Anyone knows how DL is doing on his flight segment? Last week, saw a new DL destination show-up - BUF on the Terminal A board. Next week, this will be even more busier board ...Jump to post
Question - if the MoM is ever actually built, would AA be interested as a replacement for some of those 767?Jump to post
Saw this today, from one of my favorite airlines to fly.
Please delete if a dupe - I couldn't find any other threads.
http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com ... y-section/
http://www.universalhub.com/2017/winter ... n-snowbank
Lufthansa and Massport in a bit of a quarrel.
Congrats to UA and Airbus! Pretty exciting news. Since we're only 6 years away from the first arrival. I'm not all that familiar with how UA uses the 772ER's but from the comments in the press release ("across 7 hubs") it sounds like they'll be used broadly across the network, unlike DL wh...Jump to post
Question - I know that the end of the summer season flying creates slack in the fleet and that it's a time to do maintenance. However, does DL end up with planes that are parked for relatively long stretches? (Days, weeks, or possibly a month?) and if so where do,they park the planes? ATL/DTW?Jump to post
As a traveler, I agree with a couple of things here: we will likely see more international routes, at least to North America; also that the airport needs rail access from the city! Truthfully, the airport also needs to improve airside terminal space... awaiting and boarding the DL flight to JFK is a...Jump to post
At CMH, DL currently uses C50-C56 and also has C49 in some capacity- the last time I was through in July, the gate had DL signage for the first time and the monitor at the gate had the typical Delta departure board (Flight, Departs, Destination, etc.) graphics. This means they've expanded all the w...Jump to post
Semi-related - there is an article (behind the paywall) on FlightGlobal reporting from the Boyd Conference saying that Delta is seeing CASM and possibly RASM improvements from airport investments.
They do have UPS / Fedex / DHL, although I assume you mean passenger airlines that are also cargo operators? I honestly have no idea but if I were to guess, I'd say that most of the airlines you listed can meet their cargo demand with passenger flights. That probably has something to do with BOS pri...Jump to post
I think that there's a difference between attempting to level the playing field and asking for a hometown discount. We can debate about which one DL is actually asking for, but they believe that they're asking the US government to address an unfair advantage that the ME3 have via IM/EX. Re: the nati...Jump to post
1337Delta764 wrote:IMO the courts should grant an emergency injunction to suspend this RFP until the CSeries case is settled. That way fleet decisions are driven by technical merit and not by politics.
I think it's interesting that they're going to take deliveries starting in 2020. Any idea what the backlogs look like for A and B?
Also, is this order aimed at replacing the MD's, or is this aimed at the older A320s that they inherited from NW?
What I don't get is why AA does the slow draw down. These routes are profitable but not aligned with the strategy? Institutional inertia? Why not just get rid of all except for the hub flying? I'm sure they have very good reasons - I just can't figure out what they are. I also wonder what the "...Jump to post
I hadn't heard that AA was cutting BOS-CDG - In fact it's loaded in the system.Jump to post
What if DL is trying to increase NYC and LAX point of sale / originating traffic? I mean Dallas is a huge market - that doesn't seem like an awful idea. Admittedly they're at a disadvantage since AA has hubs on both ends, but I don't think it's as stupid as the author makes it sound.Jump to post
Generally speaking, there are cycles of consolidation and then new entrants and then consolidation. However, the barrier of entry in commercial aviation is very high. I'm mostly curious about the market analysis - what is the addressable market, and how much of that market need is fully met today vs...Jump to post
DL LAX-BOS JAN 3>1.5 FEB 3>1.6 First time DL has run more than 1x daily between BOS and LAX in the winter. For a "hub - hub" route, DL is really a bit player with less than 2 daily. Agreed. This summer, UA is 2x, VX, B6 and DL are all 3x and AA is 5x. A lot of capacity on a re;actively lo...Jump to post
Enilria wrote:DL LAX-BOS JAN 3>1.5 FEB 3>1.6