AA100 wrote:If DL want to be a player on LHR JFK they need a better product - especially from UK PoS
jeffh747 wrote:since New Orleans is known for it's fun culture, similar to the VX brand.
Also DL identified MCO as a gateway, wouldn't this practically mean a focus city? Shouldn't you be more concerned with what they offer, instead of what they call it? There's not many places from which DL flies to destinations in three different continents. Be happy. When adding a new secondary city...Jump to post
JFK has prestige, but EWR has UA. Nobody in 2017 is planning a route based on "prestige"... even 100% government operated airlines barely do that sorta thing anymore. If someone chose JFK over EWR or vice versa, it's because they believe the yield that they'll get, for the specific market...Jump to post
Moderators, can we have a block on BA / My Airport I agree, this thread needs to end. Can someone lock it please? That's a lot of nerve, to actually believe that your petty little preferences should determine what others can/cannot talk about in a public forum... particularly seeing as there's obvi...Jump to post
ADrum23 wrote:Frankly, there is only one other mid-sized city that makes sense for BA service right now and that is STL.
Through why can't they operate 77L on the route? Lack of equipment? Yes, lack of equipment. They have only A388 & B77Ws You're both assuming too much: EK often feels that a restricted 77W is still a more profitable proposition than a full 77L. When they switched LAX from 77Ls to 77Ws, they init...Jump to post
And the main reason why we are seeing more and more 16hr+ flights is because 787-9 and A350-900 can do the job. It's not like 777-200LR / A350-900ULH / 777-8 sell like hotcakes. While no one is suggesting that those models "sell like hotcakes"... keep in mind that the majority of such rou...Jump to post
WOW, SJC is seeing a boom in new service. Very impressive. Well, domestically. Internationally isn't looking so rosy, with the loss of Lufthansa* and most of their Asian services getting pulled back/downgauged. * I've got a bridge to sell to anyone who actually believes that a flight with only 18J ...Jump to post
CSAs are a better measure of market size. No. CSAs/PSAs/MSAs/etc are just a measure of population size, nothing more. Contrary to AvGeek lore, they aren't directly predictive of ability to attract nor sustain any given route. Take MSY for example, half the CSA of STL, yet it got the flight. For ple...Jump to post
lavalampluva wrote:Not to rain on AUS parade, but isn't BA in the process of phasing out their 744 aircraft?
This irritates me. Places like AUS and BNA getting LHR service .. and on 747s no less. Maybe I'm a traditionalist, but this is just wrong, Whats next? Duluth and Lubbock ? That is probably the weirdest most strange post I've ever seen on this site. Why on earth would expanded nonstop service, and i...Jump to post
One thing I'm sorta surprised by, is the absence of COPA in either market. IINM, all of their service is to FAA large-hubs, with the glaring exception of MSY, their only medium US market. But they've been there for a while, and appear to be doing just fine, so I'm surprised that they haven't expande...Jump to post
Agree with the posts above. With the likes of MU, OZ, BR, etc routinely offering ~$500 roundtrip fares between N.America and Asia, it's tough to make the case that ULCCs have a niche to exploit over the Pacific. And same for Australia/New Zealand, being such comparatively small markets with so much ...Jump to post
Sidebar: wasn't the A345 the last to wear the old Airbus house livery? The original livery on the prototype also had a quirk that became evident when door 3 was opened. Whether this was down to misfortune or the sense of humour of the person/team behind the livery is not clear. http://i.imgur.com/eF...Jump to post
The only city I can somewhat think is in MKE's position is SJC. The biggest difference is that SJC is serving a bigger business market than SFO. Between Apple and Google, the rest of the Fortune 500 based in the Bay area doesn't come close to equaling those two in market cap or number of employees....Jump to post
Cointrin330 wrote:The 764's were actually originally ordered to replace L1011s on some of these routes.
Well Airbus statements could be interpreted that all A350-900s will be built to the ULR standard (in terms of having the capabilities built-in) once the first A350-900ULR frame starts construction Which is something I've been wondering: if they're not going to artificially limit the ZFW, and if the...Jump to post
Just because you think it isn't, doesn't mean it's not. What I believe has no bearing on anything, what FACTS ACTUALLY SHOW, does.... and they show a market that's growing, nowhere near shrinking. I very politely asked to list a few NEW ULH routes that appeared in the last 5 years. And I'm not-so-p...Jump to post
while PDX is basically just DL as part of the DL/VS joint venture. Um, "just" DL? Getting into a pissing match against the world's richest and 2nd-largest airline isn't exactly something most carriers want to do... ...unless they have a very compelling reason. Tough to argue that PDX qual...Jump to post
And they didn't return the favor by ordering the 748 ...yeah, shame on them for not getting something that wasn't even available for purchase, until a half-decade after they'd already placed their A380 orders. :roll: I think the ULH market is actually shrinking. Huh?? ULH flights have have grown ex...Jump to post
Awesome looking! Though from a distance, kinda easy to mistake for DL.
SOOOOOOO much better than that horrid toothpaste livery that they had.
Continental767 wrote:Much better than the toothpaste and pixels livery.
However DL only have a seasonal flight which is 4-weekly iirc. How is that of consequence? DL has the inherent advantage of being able go daily instantly (or as instantly as it wishes to reallocate slots)... whereas BA would need several weeks/months between announcement and inaugural. PDX matches ...Jump to post
Too bad Delta doesn't have any 787-8 aircraft coming given that it would be perfect for opening a J-heavy ULH route. Due to its MTOW restriction, the 788 has similar effective range as the 77E... meaning it can do some ULH routes, but only with heavy restrictions. The 789 is a much better platform ...Jump to post
Sad, NW had a great hub in NRT and its on life support under DL. Probably because nostalgia doesn't pay bills. :roll: That "great hub" is a relic of a bygone era. With newer, more efficient, and longer ranged aircraft allowing the likes of LAX/SFO/etc nonstop to SIN; there's no need for a...Jump to post
I'm surprised that the runways have not been mentioned. The longest runway at SAT is 8500 feet, while AUS has a 12,500 foot main runway, and as AUS was a military field for a long time with heavier aircraft before being converted to a civilian airfield, that runway is stronger. Hence, the long-haul...Jump to post
Sorry, I am not familiar with that region. What is the reason for this growth? I assume it's not or not only related to oil industry? AUS is not an oil town. But it does have a VERY healthy mix of high-yield and/or high-capacity generating sources. ⋅ It's a huge college-town, with one of ...Jump to post
Indicative of why your generation is so commonly seen as bloodsucking moochers... Millennials sometimes make BabyBoomers seem downright magnanimous. Congratulations mate, you win. I'm honoured to be in the presence of someone so perfect and ethically sound. ;) Compared to you illogical little s#its...Jump to post
today's mega-hubs; but because of increasing cost, complexity, inefficiency, and customer dissatisfaction I doubt that model will survive in the long run. Nothing else has. The latter isn't true at all. Sure some historical hub markets have been (or may someday be) be wound down, but others have be...Jump to post
Is this the longest 757 route in the world? There certainly have been longer 757 flights, although UA's config was less passenger dense. TXL-EWR is 3980 sm, and suffered a westward winter fuel stop now and then. And even then, there have been longer ones in the past: MX's seasonal CUN-EZE operated ...Jump to post
I'm sad to see this has been up for six hours without a single response. As am I, but it's got views, so I guess that's what counts. Needs to be seen: she's basically the gay Rosa Parks. Terrible news, but her legacy will live on because her fight to ensure that she could obtain healthcare for her ...Jump to post
how can people doing "normal" service jobs live there to be able to provide these services ? Simple... they can't. Which is why several police and servicemen unions have sued the city of San Francisco, and some of its suburbs over the years. They protect a city that they could never live ...Jump to post
Edith Windsor, the plaintiff in US v. Windsor , which obliterated DOMA. https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1005129_10102352606140465_188428157_n.jpg?oh=04970bebe2c689b66d430a067c2fd4fb&oe=5A15C345 She fought so that her legal suppose (Thea) could get healthcare under her name. Though ...Jump to post
loisencroach wrote:UA tried a small focus city at SAT back in the 2000's
3rdGen wrote:As for EK they simply will never be able to get rid of 100 A380s.
Based on ______? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-plans-growth-with-incremental-777-order-438568/ None of which answers the question posed: the majority of airlines replaced their 744s with 77Ws to some degree... your statement flies in the face of that reality. You don't know that...Jump to post
No it didn't sell well but it was introduced 35 years ago ...orrrr, because because it addressed a niche section of the market, WORSE than models both below and above it could do, while still maintaining their optimal roles. The market's changed-- but that hasn't. Why can't the 787-3 be reborn? Bec...Jump to post