I wonder which existing fleet replacements they're going after? They have 321 and 739's on order, along with the CS100. This seems to be targeting the 150-160 seat gauge?Jump to post
If Alitalia finally bites the dust, I suspect DL would run something seasonally on BOS-FCO. Not sure about MXP. I think we talked about the BOS-MXP PDEW awhile back, but I can't recall. DL has a bunch of 339 coming - they could either use one of those, or replace a 763 on an existing route with a 33...Jump to post
ILUVDC10S wrote:Oh and food for thought is DL is actually owned by Warren Buffet Berkshire Hathaway Company holdings dug a bit into DL Ownership .
My take: I think that we will see fewer large scale purchases and more smaller deals. A couple of other factors - prospectives for international and domestic growth have changed, causing them to revisit fleet decisions. Also, lots of new C-suite executives coming in, who are doing their own assessme...Jump to post
I have a few thoughts, several of which smarter people above have already mentioned: 1. The Japanese economy 2. The lack of a JV partner in Tokyo 3. The emergence of Haneda requiring split ops in a sub-optimal way. 4. A bet on the market; DL can serve more of the US domestic market with more flights...Jump to post
Even still, how does slurring ones words equate into the cancellation of a ticket? If the agent believes a passenger to be intoxicated they cannot allow them to check in. The check in process has already started and is thus cancelled. The itinerary for that day can also be "cancelled" whi...Jump to post
I generally agree with the comments about us not having the full story, but the one thing that is just a really bad look for UA is the employee telling him that she's calling the police and cancelling his ticket because he recorded her without her permission. Any other poor behavior on the part of t...Jump to post
I follow a BA captain on twitter who flies the A380. He recently flew to BOS. When asked for his thoughts he said it was great a;though the airport felt a little tight - like it wasn't designed for aircraft with that wingspan.
I wanted to tell him to try driving in Beacon Hill or Charlestown.
I agree with the other posters. One potential side effect could be increased M&A activity. In particular, I could see them exploring a play for BBD, instead of developing their own new narrow body aircrafts. Could be less expensive and/or less risky than internal R&D.Jump to post
If anything, I'd guess that London is experiencing a pre-brexit boom. Lots of billable hours for firms working on bailout related changes. I wouldn't expect to see economic impact until the exit negotiations are further along and the banks and insurance companies have made their plans more definitiv...Jump to post
With Brexit, Vienna is a city that will likely benefit from increased business, especially finance and manufacturing. I wouldn't be surprised to see additional cities pop up. I think that BOS, SFO and Tokyo are all reasonable, especially the latter too.Jump to post
stlgph wrote:727LOVER wrote:Where does Austrian currently fly in North America?
Can't say I miss the old AE satellite. I only used it semi-regularly from 2000-2003. It was actually fine during normal ops but it was a nightmare during irrops. I did appreciate all of the direct flights that AA ran. I wonder if massport has considered using the terminal for Terminal E over crowdin...Jump to post
Re: the BOS - CPH flights, I believe they're going to a 330 3x/week from the privatair 737.Jump to post
Once again the passenger and the employees are not using their brains for the intended purpose. The passenger should be able to read and alert someone at the gate. I have empathy for her in that she likely was overwhelmed by the whole experience. However, for the employees, one of the primary object...Jump to post
I think that both the passenger and the airline are a little pathetic here. The passenger, with celiac disease, should have been better prepared. I have Crohn's Disease, so I'm speaking for experience. ANA should also have figured something out. A banana on a plate? Did the FA's leave their common s...Jump to post
I'm not sure about long term, but I think that UA's hubs and route structure lends itself to taking even more advantage of putting wide bodies on transcontinental routes as the new planes come onboard (787 etc..) Flights between SFO and EWR, BOS or LAX - EWR might be better served by more 772's than...Jump to post
I generally agree - I don't think it will have a major effect. I think if it becomes an active military conflict, we will see impacts in travel to the western pacific rim.Jump to post
1. Is BBD offering lower prices in another market than in its home market?Jump to post
Anet was in need of more pot stirring accounts posting obnoxious and in your face comments! Thank you so much for coming here! The facts that you clearly choose to ignore are facing you in bold neon lights. UA didn't attack, remove, or drag this clown off the plane that wasn't theirs; representativ...Jump to post
well this is interesting on top of the other DL news. BOS-MSP on a Delta One 752 6x weekly from 1/3/18 http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272556/delta-schedules-delta-one-757-flight-on-boston-minneapolis-market-in-1q18/ Without looking into it, my guess is this is where one of the Del...Jump to post
According to The Twitter, UA is going to all lay flats on BOS-SFO starting in June. All flights will be 757 (reminds me of 2005/2006!) and 772. So with B6 Mint, DeltaOne, that leaves Virgin America as the only carrier without a lay flat product up front. The UA aircraft are a mix of international pr...Jump to post
I just flew from FCO-JFK on one of the re-furbed 777. It was truly one of the best flights I've ever experienced. This is too bad. If Alitalia does in fact go into liquidation, I think we'll see FCO turn into an LCC free for all. I wouldn't be surprised if someone sets up a mini-hub in Milan for bus...Jump to post
Ah yes, the People's Republic of Cambridge.
I kid, it's actually one of my favorite places. It's also somewhere to the left of Karl Marx, ideologically. I don't think that this will catch on.
An interesting marketing nugget in the PR. "Delta offers the most first class seats of any airline from Boston, and by this fall will operate more than 100 peak day departures to 32 destinations. The airline’s rapid growth includes 12 new destinations since November 2016." I have to admit ...Jump to post
Are there AS (and I guess VX) connections to AA out of JFK or no? International? If so, would they run a jitney a la DL?
Edit to also ask - is there a jitney already serving AA and BA?
msycajun wrote:Has there been an official release from DL regarding the BOS expansion?
It is interesting to hypothesize about how they get to 150 flights per day. I do think some frequency increases will happen, and they've demostrated this with cities like MKE, SEA - start out with a single flight and then add. I do think we'll see this with Austin, Nashville etc.. For example, I wou...Jump to post
Come the end of 2018 when all of the work is done in Terminal B, DL will get sole use of Terminal A. Its interesting, at that point DL, UA and AA will all have nicer facilities in BOS than B6. I agree - Delta's and United's gates at BOS are already quite nice, and the refurb of the soon-to-be-AA si...Jump to post
Interesting to see that JAX, MCI and ORF have limited connections from BOS. No European flights connect to any of these. Also interesting to note that this is the second hub invasion from DL. First it was SEA, now it's Boston; funny to note each city is at opposite corners of the country. Definitel...Jump to post
I have to imagine that the BOS-AUS flights are for the tech sector corporate travel, not the least of which is EMC/Dell.Jump to post
I think it was well understood that not everyone would follow UA over to EWR in the NYC metro area. Geography answers that. What I think is interesting is that they lost west coast based flyers. "Many of United’s most lucrative West Coast customers, he said, want to fly into New York City and n...Jump to post
UA really needs to step up their game on SFO/LAX-EWR to compete with what AA and DL are offering. EWR is not the most convenient for most people, so they need to surpass DL and AA on the hard and soft product if they want to make it worthwhile for customers to go out of their way. And coming up wit...Jump to post
Don't the crew and other passengers solve these problems every day? I fly a lot - I have never once seen a situation where a kid had to sit by his or herself, even with separate seat assignments. I acknowledge that my experience is anecdotal, but it's a decent amount of anecdotes. On the other hand,...Jump to post
For all of the people exclaiming CHICAGO COPS! UNITED DID NOTHING WRONG! FOLLOW ORDERS, the WSJ has a decent article explaining how United's own procedures may have caused this. How United and Delta Manage Overbooked Flights Differently http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-united-and-delta-manage-overboo...Jump to post
Someone suggested that the whole plane be deplaned and then all reboarded -4, which sounds good until you factor in that this might have timed out the crew and meant nobody goes. Again, the only reason this is national news is because of the criminal actions of the doctor leading to a conflict. But...Jump to post
I just read this elsewhere, and it's as relevant in this discussion as it is in my own career; "if you have to go to the contract then you're doing something wrong." United has got to find a way to de-escalate these situations before they are PR disasters. I live in NYC but have been in Fr...Jump to post
Just not a good look for United. Yes, yes, CoC, overbooking happens all the time etc.... Still not a reason you want your airline to be in the news. Between offering more money to incent volunteers and figuring out the involuntary boarding before the passengers are on the plane, United has got to fi...Jump to post
Delta announces is that they're going to use the DeltaOne / layflat seat product on BOS-SFO. http://news.delta.com/flights-between-dca-lax-bos-sfo-operate-transcon-routes-include-delta-one-cabin-enhanced-amenities Any chance that DL may introduce Delta One in the BOS-LAX route? LAX maybe interestin...Jump to post