1) Would it not be more direct for this traffic to pass through Hawaii? For most locations on either side, no... it wouldn't be, at all. Just look at a mapped route. For someone from Japan flying to Brazil, the great circle takes you right over NYC. Trying to go via HNL would add tons of distance, ...Jump to post
Well, no one, until Vietnam gets FAA authority to have a nonstop to the USA.... unless that's changed recently, it still isn't categorized for such.
VN has 789s and A350s, either of which could easily do the route to California; so it'd be interesting to see what they do once able.
The BA772 has high/heat t/o problems at PHX. No it doesn't. Not relative to any other aircraft. BA flew 77Es to PHX for years, with no problem. That is incorrect. Significant weight restrictions were common on the 772 out of PHX, particularly in Summer, making the flight less economical than switch...Jump to post
No. I love Boeings but I'm with you on this. Airbus is dancing circles around Boeing. While Boeing continues to play dress up with antique mid century models, Airbus is killing them with newer modern and innovative product. Huh? ...what are you talking about: Even over the last 20yrs, Boeing and Ai...Jump to post
They may only be 16 years old, but the design and technology are from the 80's; not exactly a modern ship. You know, with all the money DL has made they need to get rid of these dinosaur's they have been flying. Quit being so cheap to fly planes designed before your crews were born. Ridiculous stat...Jump to post
How do you spend $2.65 million just on "renovations"? You could buy a ridiculously nice house for that amount of money Pretty sure that your idea of a "ridiculously nice house" and his, are quite different.... Heck, that kind of disparity can even be seen in the upper middle cla...Jump to post
I’ll never undestand why already high paid CEOs do this garbage. Because for people with that mentality, it's not about the having, it's about the getting. That's why the world is never enough. How do you spend $2.65 million just on "renovations"? You could buy a ridiculously nice house f...Jump to post
The airline manufacturer says that the 777-8 – the long-range member of the 777X family, compared to the larger 777-9 – can already make direct flights from Sydney to London. AS there is no 777-8 build much less flying, this makes a very strange statement. Indeed, since neither Boeing nor Airbus do...Jump to post
Didn't want to wade through 400 posts in the other thread to see if any of them addressed this, plus the topic can probably stand on its own. http://i2.cdn.turner.com/money/dam/assets/170307184355-boeing-embraer-split-780x439.jpg I'm not asking for the probability of a Boeing/Embraer tie-up, as no o...Jump to post
... a 778 can fly just about anything if you short the payload accordingly. cost would mushroom while paying mass shrinks to "microscopic" vs moved mass. Well, yeah... hence the last sentence. But that's going to be the case with anything aimed at this market segment: nothing's going to d...Jump to post
ctrabs0114 wrote:Not sure which VS flight will be carrying the LA Rams, though I wouldn't be surprised if they had a B788 since that's what VS uses on their LAX-LHR flights from what I've seen on FlightAware.
As stated in previous thread it's a temporary reduction for few months while also an upgauge of capacity going from 77L to 77W. Yeah, glossed over that. Can the 77W make AUH-LAX nonstop? IIRC this will be the longest scheduled 77W flight to ever be operated by GC distance. If the 77W can (can it?) ...Jump to post
Waste of LHR slots in my opinion. . . Thinking the same thing. Based on what: The ridiculous notion that LHR slots "deserve" a set type of aircraft or arbitrary pax count? Or the even more ludicrous notion that a bunch of amateurs know how to do a cost-benefit analysis better than the mul...Jump to post
OMA has WN too. Lots of LNK customers do go to OMA. Prices in Lincoln are atrocious Wouldn't atrocious fares be a legitimate business decision for a new entrant to enter into a market? Or would airlines prefer just to steer clear of such an environment? Those "atrocious" fares might be al...Jump to post
atcsundevil wrote:not the launch of Lufthansa II: Lower Staff Wages Edition.
Boeing hasn't even finalized what it will be, much less submitted for authority to offer.
So no, no one here knows-- there's no way they could, since even the OEM likely doesn't yet know specifically.
Best we can do is speculate the year, or maybe quarter.
It will be interesting to see where this leads. Or how much of a risk the airframers will be willing to take on PW being on a particular platform. I'm guessing it'll be a cold day in hell before they give PW exclusivity on something; then we're right back to the current " Pratt might be a 'lea...Jump to post
Keeping it alive will definitely help if someday someone gets the idea to make a Concorde fly again. They don't need an idea, they just need a hundred million bucks or so.... Can't remember what I did with the paper but I costed it out a few years back. Try nearer a billion. Hand building Olympus e...Jump to post
sw733 wrote:Borders are borders - if they don't serve an airport in Vermont, they don't really serve Vermont.
Heck, if anything you should be asking "can VA sustain its network?" Because that's not exactly a guarantee.
I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually hand over the US routes to DL, and focus on Oceania and SE Asia, should their financial position repeat the last few recent results.
From 2006. As we have discussed in this thread before, using that year is really misleading (unfortunately) - even if technically correct. We also discussed that there's nothing "misleading" about it. There was no guarantee of return to previous traffic after Katrina: for all anyone knew ...Jump to post
lavalampluva wrote:As if there aren't already enough flights between Hawaii and the west coast. lol
FA9295 wrote:Why the hell hasn't DL set up a hub at LAS yet?
Its not robbery if people are willing paying for it. ....and when you're the largest carrier in the world's largest single market by pax, you get a lot of those. IND had a good idea in tying their incentives for DL to CDG to passengers flown. The more people fly it, the more incentive money they re...Jump to post
Curious, though, apart from the MSC, what is the other 0.5 (or maybe 1.0) concourse that LAWA is building presently? I've racked my brain and can't think of anything besides it. "Terminal 1.5," an addition between Terminals 1 and 2 http://www.lawa.org/uploadedImages/OurLAX/images/terminal...Jump to post
LAX is in a state of chaos ....huh? The US majors, Southwest, and Alaska+Virgin are all trying to expand, but the airport doesn't have the room to sustain that expansion. That's why it's congested as [redacted], crowded (although not as bad as some), and only getting worse. Like so many on this sit...Jump to post
I agree but i would like to see BA be a little more aggressive on their pricing. They are. BA is often fairly competitive on 1stop itineraries, just not to LON... where they have no need (nor really, reason) to be. I'm not sure what aggressive pricing gets BA. We may want better pricing, but our in...Jump to post
I'm not sure if this is the common price difference for the flights or not. Very common. They often undercut even their own selves: can't tell you how many times I've sent friends/family on BA out of MSY, but via DFW. Last time, via DFW was nearly $300 cheaper. For a family of 5, it took care of th...Jump to post
Enjoy it while you can. In a few years time the US3 will stop making profits. This could be for various reasons such as war, technological or service disruption, terrorism, high cost fuel and so on. Then Y services will return to LCC type. The front of the plane the hard products will be replaced w...Jump to post
I don't see HA ordering the 787. If HA wanted the 787, they would have ordered it instead of A330/A350 combo. That logic does not hold in the industry. Airlines "correct" orders for similar types all the time, we saw it often with the A340: ⋅ SQ ordered A343s then quickly swappe...Jump to post