Didn't see this anywhere else. Bloomberg is reporting that IAG is considering a purchase of Norwegian. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-12/british-airways-owner-considers-bid-for-norwegian-air?utm_source=twitter&cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_ca...Jump to post
Norwegian Air begins DEN-CDG today. DEN has tried unsuccessfully to court AF for over a decade but ultimately DY stepped in and filled the void. Over 200 people daily travel between Denver and Paris and yet only Norwegian files the route and its premium heavy. Even though DEN is star* and CDG is a ...Jump to post
Spectacular. If the gold wave is gradually rolled out fleet-wide... :o I agree, it is a great way to refresh the livery and it matches the subtle branding updates we have seen elsewhere such as airports, clubs, etc. Can you point out what it matches or plays off of? Because the first thing I though...Jump to post
Take a step back. Had UA and CO not gotten together, what would have happened? I don't think UA would be a standalone carrier today. The Tilton era UA always had a merger or acquisition as the end goal. The most likely alternative to a CO merger would have been a merger with US. In that situation, I...Jump to post
I don't think CO was ever bigger than UA at DEN. I think CO management figured it was better to cut their losses and build up something they could have to themselves (CLE) rather than to play second fiddle at DEN. Also, depending on your point of view, there were some competitive moves that UA did t...Jump to post
This is a very interesting thread. I have some questions. Back when I was with ACA in the late 90's to early 00's Air Wisconsin flew BAE-146's out of ORD. The were the only express carrier able to fly plans over 50 seats. Here my question. I wonder if its still in their contract that they can fly p...Jump to post
It is quite a ramp-up. All of those routes except for DEN-HNL were pretty much Saturday only, March or April through October or November. DEN-OGG may have been daily seasonal at one point, but not in recent years. Does anyone know who was the first airline to do Denver-Hawaii nonstop and when? My fa...Jump to post
I'm a local TV news producer. I used to work at a different station in the Bay Area, though not that one. My guess is that the guy they interviewed called into their investigative line all hot and bothered about the go-around. People who aren't all that well-versed in aviation, which is 99% of the p...Jump to post
You bet it was a hostile takeover. Different fleets, overlapping networks, and completely different brands. The only reason they bought VX was so that B6 didn't get 'em. It was *not* a hostile takeover. VX shareholders happily sold to the highest bidder. That bidder was AS. A hostile takeover is a ...Jump to post
UA did consider moving its headquarters around the time of bankruptcy. Denver made a strong bid with incentives. San Francisco also bid, though I'm not sure how hard. Ultimately, UA doubled down on Chicago. https://www.denverpost.com/2006/07/05/denver-dangles-9-million-for-new-united-headquarters/ A...Jump to post
Anyone have any pictures of the new CRJ2 interiors? I've heard heaps or praise, but haven't yet seen it for myself. I'm not sure a nicer cabin is enough to convince me that flying that piece of garbage is something to look forward to. That said, it's nice to see UA hasn't just brought in more unpop...Jump to post
AA should have an easier time finding used A319s than UA. UA has been a little pickier in trying to find IAE engines, of which there are fewer than CFM-powered A319/320s.Jump to post
With climate change, sure, why not.Jump to post
The whole identity looks very uninspired. Obviously, they're trying to avoid looking anything close to Alitalia, and that's understandable. They should, to some extent, try to avoid copying the AZ look or go too heavy on a green/white/red look. But substituting the Italian colors with the national c...Jump to post
I'm sure this is probably just incomplete paint, but it's at least interesting to get a small taste of what an all-white globe on the tail would look like:
If you guys are done tearing each other down I have more fodder to add to the fire. Ben Schlappig (aka Lucky) from Onemileatatime wrote about the possibility of EI to DEN earlier today http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... us-denver/ That doesn't mean much. If anything, he got it by reading t...Jump to post
I still haven't voted yet. I'm having trouble deciding. For the male voice, I think I like Jeremy Hubbard the best, even though he's relatively the least known. He has a pleasant voice and oddly enough, he probably has the closest to that great old west cadence that Pete Smythe had. I wish Ernie Bjo...Jump to post
I always roll my eyes when a fellow American talks about their Irish heritage. My great grandparents were from Ireland, we're still in touch with some distant relatives over there, and we've visited them a few times. But that's about it. I'm an American from Denver otherwise. I am not Irish by any m...Jump to post
A recent rumour was that Aer Lingus was to source yet another A330 for this summer, they've already announced plans for two, a factory fresh A333 from Airbus and an A332 from Qatar Airways but the third was to be for either a Denver service or used as a "spare" aircraft to give the fleet ...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:Another question- why aren't there flights from GDL/MTY to Jax or HNL?
After watching the 15 minute video explaining the design process, I'm starting to get on board with the whole thing. Reducing the yellow to an accent color while strengthening the crane application makes sense, and I can't wait to see all the different ways they'll use the yellow. The only thing I d...Jump to post
On an emotional level, if you were an F9 fan, maybe it felt predatory. But WN really didn't do anything wrong. Remember that WN avoided serving DEN for so long reputedly in protest of DIA's high landing fees. Once F9 was doing somewhat well and when a weak UA was still in bankruptcy did WN realize w...Jump to post
Thanks. Looks like this was the flight that I heard about:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N50 ... /KMHV/KMHV
Hopefully the video turns out nicely, just like the last A330 one!
I heard that DL was shooting promo video of an "Airbus" over SBA around 5:30 tonight. Anyone have any other information on it? I asked what specific aircraft type, but nobody knew. I'm guessing it must have been an A330, but an A350 would be possible. I also gather that it must have gone i...Jump to post
No offense but none of the amateur designs that have been posted here look like anything Lufthansa would want to put on their planes of years to come. The newest one looks like the plane has got a rash on it's face or a beard or whatever. And that is true for almost every thread about an airline ge...Jump to post
I have never taken a flight or stayed there but I have passed through Wendover while driving between Denver and San Francisco many times. I can confirm that there's very little there beyond some sad casinos and motels. If all you care about is gambling and if you're price conscious, then $250 a/i is...Jump to post
The inhibited continents? Maybe they need to loosen up with a scotch or two or a skinny dip in the ocean...Jump to post
*AM DEN-MEX APR 0.4>0.2 MAY 0.3>0 JUN 0.3>0 JUL 0.3>0 AUG 0.3>0 SEP 0.3>0
It's surprising to me that American is losing money in Denver, even with that they are adding a JFK flight this summer. I wonder what Spirit would add other then the already announced BWI flight. Always thought JetBlue would add Fort Lauderdale to its other flights or even LA despite the heavy comp...Jump to post
SFOtoORD wrote:kordcj wrote:50 Polaris seats seems like a high number? Could some of those be swapped out for the inevitable premium economy class seats?
Seems more likely they would cannibalize some E+ or E seats for PE.
There won't be an upgraded CRJ for sure since the next generation (CS-100 and CS-300) are already there to replace it with. Not too long ago Embraer did the same thing by replacing their T-tail design (ERJ-135 and 145) by the E-Jets. Now Bombardier has done the same. The CSeries is most definitely ...Jump to post
NBC used to be near the airport. If you are old enough to remember "Laugh In," Gary Owens used to start the show by saying, "From beautiful downtown Burbank, it's Rowan & Martin's Laugh In." During WWII, Lockheed had a factory at the airport. A fake town was built on top of ...Jump to post
SMX should really be pushing for an OO/AA* flight to PHX. SFO/LAX are both so short that there is essentially no O&D traffic - PHX would have some O&D and offer much of the same connectivity without all the congestion... But is it really in the best interests to further balkanize central co...Jump to post
I seem to recall the issue with the 767 at DEN is tyre speed. Higher density altitude would result in a higher landing/rotation speed, but 767s have operated in DEN for years without an issue. I just don't think it would quite have the legs to make it out of DEN with a full load headed to Europe. I...Jump to post
UA pulled LOS because currency restrictions made it impossible for UA to collect payments on Nigeria point of sale reservations. Operating out of many African airports is very difficult and requires a lot of infrastructure improvements. For example, DL paid just to have air conditioning installed in...Jump to post
Just saw this on Reuters. Does it have any heft to it? I certainly hope not, as I have booked some connecting AA flights around Christmas.
https://twitter.com/ReutersBiz/status/9 ... 7038650369
Personally the best livery in this post is the blue one closest to the camera. They should have done that one without the color tulip next to the United name. It's a very classy high end look. I always thought the Rising Blue livery with some CO gold thrown in would have been a winner. The Rising B...Jump to post
I think the train design is some cause for concern, but I think a lot of the criticism of it is overblown. While there were problems on Wednesday, it was not a total system failure. That has only happened, what, two times now, and the airport does, in fact, have a contingency plan in the event of a ...Jump to post
I have never been on any of the ERJ-135/140/145s and I really wish we'd see some out west in the UA system. I've heard such mild-to-great reviews of them, and I'm stuck on a crappy SkyWest CRJ-200 way too often.Jump to post
Branding problem solved.