An A340-based freighter would have sold much more than the A330 freighter did based on a 275t MTOW. Based on what, other than complete supposition? I mean, you don't think Airbus investigated that option? lol What they likely found was that despite the A332 having a lower MTOW, its OEW would be low...Jump to post
KL now phasing out their full pax 744, replacing it with 787-10 doesn't help either. Finish the sentence though: doesn't help _____. Loads? No. Yields? Likely significantly... else they wouldn't be continuing with that course of action. It's not like they couldn't see the current slot situation com...Jump to post
I've always found this picture both incredibly haunting and fortunate: http://www.trbimg.com/img-5cdafdf8/turbine/chi-hist-planecrash_2020110823161617/650 If the aircraft had crashed even another football field or two to the left, it would've been right in the center of a large mobile home community...Jump to post
Smallest frame with range survives, making the biggest frame more vulnerable. Not always true, as that fails to take into account economy of scale in terms of costs. There's a happy medium to be found, and it depends on a number of factors. Were it so simple as "smallest thing with range"...Jump to post
Hardly. BA038 was as close as you're going to see to a major airplane accident with no cause: no pilot error, no mechanical issue, no design flaw, no bad fuel, no bad weather, no ATC issue, no terrorism, no nothing. The 777 had logged millions of hours (including extensive initial flight testing) w...Jump to post
I train showjumpers as a lifetime passion. It's not my primary occupation (I wish it was) but I do have the privilege of working under a world-class rider/trainer who's represented the USA in Olympic-level international competition, and one of the most famous horsewomen out West. We fly our horse al...Jump to post
SunsetLimited wrote:The Aviation Board director needs to be fired. Just another New Orleans political hack.
DJSNOLA wrote:Michael Bagneris is a hack who should not be in that role
Houston should have won out over Honolulu as its a leisure route Why? Honolulu generates+handles farrrrrr more traffic to Tokyo (and Japan in total) than Houston ever has, and since you don't actually know the yield for either destination on any given carrier: what exactly would you argue is the va...Jump to post
Here is how our TATL routes compared to all other TATL routes from peer FAA defined medium hub airports in November and YTD 2018. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pUim6zLou2yi0OrZXam_VbjP4piD9X6G1bGOSez4ODs/edit?usp=sharing November- MSY-LHR ranked 6th out of 15 routes in pax count falling b...Jump to post
You may be right, but then that is a sad commentary on the human race. We would rather destroy all life on our planet than miss our Golden Week or in any way consider the consequences of our actions. Climate disaster and nine-tenths of life including human beings one century from now is my predicti...Jump to post
Neither BA nor LH are irrational actors, and both have shown that they won't hesitate to pull a route if it's underperforming. Yet here they stay. LH pulled out of SJC last year..... Further to the point then, I guess. :lol: I remember they resumed it back in March, didn't realize they'd already ca...Jump to post
A fully loaded A380 is very profitable, even with high fuel costs. That's a presumptive statement. Anyone can fill any aircraft to anywhere, if you charge rock-bottom junk fares. Simply filling an A380 does not automatically equate to it being profitable, regardless of fuel. Yes, this is true. But ...Jump to post
It’s a mystery why SJC has any European service. The largest city in the Bay CSA, surrounded by worldwide business HQs and extremely wealthy neighborhoods. No real mystery there. And yet, despite all the businesses and wealth, it doesn’t have good yields. Can't necessarily draw that conclusion from...Jump to post
It’s a mystery why SJC has any European service. The largest city in the Bay CSA, surrounded by worldwide business HQs and extremely wealthy neighborhoods. No real mystery there. What *is* something of a mystery, is why SJC remains 4class, when gateways that routinely outperform it in yield (MSY) a...Jump to post
keesje wrote:Realistically, I can see QF taking a A350-900 variant for ULH,
Buffalomatt1027 wrote:A fully loaded A380 is very profitable, even with high fuel costs.
Gemuser wrote:BUT you never know!
LoL. Yes, invest in Popcorn. This will be a close contest. I cannot predict a winner. I would need to know QFs anticipated revenue and detailed cost assumptions to predict. Sharpen your pencils everyone, this is a high profile campaign that will be brutal. I would be shocked if QF isn't taking the ...Jump to post
If we are revisiting lack of grounding, I'm surprised the RR 777s werent grounded after BA 038. The issue with the FOHE was dangerous. Hardly. BA038 was as close as you're going to see to a major airplane accident with no cause: no pilot error, no mechanical issue, no design flaw, no bad fuel, no b...Jump to post
This "mainline only, we're not responsible for anything" only matters to corporate PR types and a.net fanboys. That's not even remotely accurate... one need only look to the legal ramifications of the Colgan crash to see why. True that most pax don't know/care if they're on a regional or ...Jump to post
I think 11 hours roundtrip is a bit of an exaggeration. If you plan on passing through Seattle at a nonpeak time, you can go Portland-Vancouver BC in under 4 hours. You speak of "exaggeration," yet then state that? Airport to Airport from PDX to YVR is 316mi, taking the minimal roadway po...Jump to post
PDX resident here. For the second time in two years, my wife and I will be driving to YVR to fly to Europe. Because of the fare difference, I swung for Biz Class this time.. But an 11hr roundtrip drive, to save that comparatively little? I understand that preferences vary.....but F that! Spend as m...Jump to post
Andy33 wrote:Any idea which London airport they intend to fly to?
but also adding remote stands too (unfortunately). Why's that "unfortunate?" As whiny as people are about remote stands, I'd wager that 99% of them would be far happier using those than having to land and sit remotely while waiting for a terminal gate... as is becoming increasingly common...Jump to post
Planes4you wrote:This reminds me of Air India saying they’d launch dfw and lax…
Anyone know where these 777s are coming from?Jump to post
NolaMD88fan wrote:Agreed that it is likely due to some type of corporate fare stipulation. Something we'll probably never hear about.
Station..........Mar. Seats........Mar. Pax........Mar. LF.......YTD Seats.......YTD Pax......YTD LF MSY................9,416................8,430..............89.5%.........26,964............21,015..........77.9% BNA................7,708................6,220..............80.7%.........21,832.........Jump to post
and their JFK hub pales in comparison to ATL, DTW & MSP, in regards to onwards connections. That's often heavily overstated: What US city would any (even remotely significant amount of) Turkish traffic wish to go, that can't be reached nonstop by DL from JFK? Or vice versa. There are lots of se...Jump to post
All Chinese airlines are controlled by the Chinese government there's even more than just economic factors that will drive them away from buying Boeing. That's not an accurate statement as presented. The PRC government does not have the same influence over private carriers as they do the CAAC3. Unl...Jump to post
The Board of Directors could have rejected the offer and refused to present it to shareholders, however at a 67% premium the directors didn't have much of a choice. To not put this to the shareholders would have been a total abdication of their fiduciary duty to the shareholders they have been elec...Jump to post
Lpbri wrote:I must be late for this, but what, in a nutshell is wrong with this facility again?
anshabhi wrote:Lol! How many MRJ are in operation currently: 0
bhxalex wrote:and their JFK hub pales in comparison to ATL, DTW & MSP, in regards to onwards connections.
Really cool to see those closeup pics of A.... area still seems so thin though! :eek: the other two i imagine will be quite crowded all the time Possibly. Though just having gone through SFO T3, which is similar in (internal) design in that retail completely dominates the center, with seats only at...Jump to post
I would believe TG's Air authority than FAA. Thailand has been cleared from all countries including Canada to fly, except USA ?, After the Boeing fiasco FAA has no credibility now. All of which is completely irrelevant to the issue at hand, seeing as if the airline wishes to serve a nation, it must...Jump to post
I'm a milage runner but I need WB for that kind of run or real cheap prices. ....at the risk of stating the obvious: your preferences aren't exactly reflective of the (1) typical nor (2) chased by ULH airlines, passenger. I'd selfishly love to see TG back at LAX and JFK nonstop. Good thing is, ther...Jump to post
(side note, why is his name spelled baker? it's more accurately phonetically spelled bakr) Same reason that the former leader of Libya's name has been spelled Kaddafi, Gaddafi, Qaddafi; there isn't an exact science to transliteration for languages that don't share the same written base/structure/etc.Jump to post
B752OS wrote:Outside of NYC, SF and LA, that has to be the largest amount of Asian service by foreign carriers.
Any more unserved YYC routes that WS could add similar to AUS & BNA? Yup, and it doesn't really need any feed to survive. The market dynamic is pretty similar to YYC-BNA: good bidirectional tourism, some connections at YYC (although thanks to the new terminal, the connecting experience at YYC r...Jump to post
More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. Sure, though sincerely doubt that AA would care about that in the slightest, were it not for the Walmart related corporate traffic, considering that there's plenty of larger population bases in...Jump to post
MIA - XNA - interesting add for WalMart business. More than half-a-million people in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, definitely more to it than Walmart. Sure, though sincerely doubt that AA would care about that in the slightest, were it not for the Walmart related corporate traffic, considering...Jump to post
AA may also have inherited the TWA STL-LGW route, though I do not remember if AA actually operated it. They did. TW ops ended December 2001, STL-LGW ended November 2003. STL remained one of the 29 approved LON gateways under Bermuda II, until that bilateral was dissolved. So AA could've resumed it ...Jump to post
I see that Delta is planning to supplement its existing LHR service with LGW after a decades absence Unless something's recently changed (it very well may have, I've been out of the loop for a while)... DL hasn't confirmed that they intend to send their own metal there. The initial press release wa...Jump to post
Anyone else offering scheduled TATL on A310s still?Jump to post