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
The DL flight to LAS is an odd one to me. I honestly don’t much about the LAS market, but my assumption is that it’s largely leisure travel. The average fares don’t seem too high. It just seems like there are better things Delta could do with a 738. On the other hand, it’s probably a dot they have ...Jump to post
My experience with UA employees has been 99 positive, cabin crew and gate agents alike. And I fly DL most of the time, so I'm not someone who's a UA fanboy. That's not to say that there aren't issues, but let's cut the B.S. with saying that all UA employees are bad or that the "hot take" ...Jump to post
AA still has 58 options on the 787. And at the time those options were placed, list for a 787-9 was $250 million compared to over $290 million today for an A330-900. So even with escalation clauses, AA's 787-9 options could be priced tens of millions lower than what Airbus was getting current A330-...Jump to post
My experience with UA employees has been 99 positive, cabin crew and gate agents alike. And I fly DL most of the time, so I'm not someone who's a UA fanboy. That's not to say that there aren't issues, but let's cut the B.S. with saying that all UA employees are bad or that the "hot take" p...Jump to post
Every lawyer I’ve talked to (my better half is a litigator) is mystified that 1) a company United’s size behaved this way and 2) that they let the case get to trial. The plaintiffs (the flight attendants) carried the burden of proof. United was found guilty of age discrimination and of being willful...Jump to post
Regarding the space between A11 and B1, as others have said, it's very right. The angle of Terminal A by gates 9/10/11 in particular make the aircraft movements tight. They probably could add some terminal space to fill the gap between terminal A and terminal B, reconfigure the shape of terminal A a...Jump to post
Even more interesting that they have the LAS flight leaving/arriving during peak times. I was recently flying to LGA on a Wednesday evening and I’ve never seen Terminal A so busy. Every gate was in use, people everywhere. In a way, good to see; sign of health. Whoever is managing the gate logistics ...Jump to post
Does anyone know when the Royal Jordanian will be departing from BOS? and why it diverted to BOS? Not sure why it came, but it was a fairly quick stop. More talk today of the second a380 today. It's coming, and sooner than I thought. Interestingly, no official announcement yet though. People here w...Jump to post
The DL flight to LAS is an odd one to me. I honestly don’t much about the LAS market, but my assumption is that it’s largely leisure travel. I think that's a misconception. Vegas is a gigantic convention destination. It's not by coincidence that B6 has Mint in the BOS-LAS route. And you’re right. D...Jump to post
The DL flight to LAS is an odd one to me. I honestly don’t much about the LAS market, but my assumption is that it’s largely leisure travel. The average fares don’t seem too high. It just seems like there are better things Delta could do with a 738. On the other hand, it’s probably a dot they have t...Jump to post
Paint the plane white.
Write United in blue on the side.
Use some combination of the Polaris accent grey or tan color with the blue to paint some stripes on the tail.
Optional - paint wing tips, engines, belly.
Here is my invoice for 10 mil.
Interesting comments from B6 about TATL service: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/jetblue-stands-by-a321lr-amid-talk-of-new-boeing-mod-446738/ They're primarily interested in the 321LR for now - "The markets in Boston that [would] give us relevance are ones that can be served with the...Jump to post
Awful situation; I'm a dog lover and owner (ownee?)
However, I don't think it's fair to characterize all United employees based upon a few isolated incidents, including this flight attendant.
Just like I don't think that every one who works for GM devalues human life due to the ignition scandal.
The most interesting part to me from the Flight Global article is that Bastian seems to hint that he envisions replacing all variants of the 757 and the 767 with the NMA. Not necessarily a 1:1 replacement, but that seems to be the strategy he's articulating and that's 200 planes or so, on a 1:1 bas...Jump to post
The most interesting part to me from the Flight Global article is that Bastian seems to hint that he envisions replacing all variants of the 757 and the 767 with the NMA. Not necessarily a 1:1 replacement, but that seems to be the strategy he's articulating and that's 200 planes or so, on a 1:1 basi...Jump to post
As tphuang notes, and as Commavia has stated more eloquently than me, the demise of AA in the northeast (specifically at BOS and JFK) is somewhat overstated. I completely understand the point that people make and it's valid. AA has definitely reduced the number of destinations from those stations. B...Jump to post
So, nothing really new in Jon's article that hasn't been speculated about previously. Boeing is doing an amazing job getting people to talk about a plane that's so far away and whose design and function isn't even solidified yet to distract from their current NB situation. Amazing really. Wonder wh...Jump to post
If this has been posted already, I apologize for the duplicate. Jon Ostrower recently posted this on his personal website (he left CNN).
https://jonostrower.com/2018/03/the-boe ... rendering/
And WN’s costs have increased as they’ve grown. Most industry analysts stopped considering southwest to be a LCC about half a decade ago. Here is an article from Bloomberg on that topic (https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2014-09-11/southwest-airlines-no-longer-the-low-cost-leader) and you can ...Jump to post
I think it's a few things: 1. Delta did cancel about 600 flights and there were almost 3000 proactively cancelled in advance of the storm according to news reports. JetBlue was almost 600 of those. I'm not sure how many B6 ended up cancelling all together. (Here's the DL press release as of about 5p...Jump to post
Looks like one of the big 3 strat firms have been hard at work. It's hard to make a call on the changes without understand the entire compensation structure ("total rewards" in performance management speak). On the one hand, having some form of individual performance based compensation is ...Jump to post
There are probably several contributing factors, but I would guess that a big part of it is geography and population density. Atlanta is a large city itself, in the east, where the population density is significantly higher than in the central and western parts of the country. There’s more people, a...Jump to post
I feel bad for the UA (and any other airline with basic economy) employees. If you don’t enforce this stuff, then basic economy is useless. If you do enforce it then you risk being petty. As someone else said, the real problem is inconsistent enforcement. Even beyond basic economy fares, I see count...Jump to post
I wonder if SST travel will become more of a reality when there is less dependency on combustion engines. We're seeing an increasing wave of cars moving to all electric power sources, which are substantially more efficient (90%+) from an energy (not necessarily cost) standpoint than the combustion ...Jump to post
Here is an article in English.
https://www.thelocal.de/20180223/costs- ... -7-billion
Half the costs are for construction and half for interest payments.
I wonder if SST travel will become more of a reality when there is less dependency on combustion engines. We're seeing an increasing wave of cars moving to all electric power sources, which are substantially more efficient (90%+) from an energy (not necessarily cost) standpoint than the combustion e...Jump to post
I wonder if B30/31 is the temp home for Virgin while the construction is done? Another thing that intrigued me is the future Terminal B to A connector in one of the pictures. In any event, if you're connecting from A to E ( or vice versa - sky team arrivals to/from delta domestic or something like t...Jump to post
I agree, no surprise about DL’s interest. They’ve said that the 787 is too much plane for their TATL routes. The 330 is too big, at least in the more economical 339 model. I expect that the range and economics of this plane could also grow additional TATL flights to secondary European cities, and po...Jump to post
Interesting article about Delta's interest in the 797.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ls-797-jet
They want to be a launch customer.