AA can only do a limited amount of upguaging due to a lack of mainline gates at ORD and CLT. Despite CLT being a megahub, AA has less than 50 mainline gates and many of them have size restrictions that make anything larger than A320 problematic. Aren't they picking up a handful more on the old Conc...Jump to post
RDU’s limited gate space right now might have contributed to GSO landing NK. That’s my understanding- lack of RDU gate space and the AA fortress/lack of gates/cost of gates in CLT had NK split the difference. There’s 9 gates opening up at the end of month/early July. NK could get there gate in CLT ...Jump to post
Not great times...
Adding another gateway is probably somewhat important to Kim though. I’m sure he’d love to have his country seen as more international.
Nice! Hope they join OW soon!
(AA would probably kick and scream unless they we’re to join the JV though)
Don’t they fly all of those out of DCA? Yep, and they seem to get a premium flying those routes to DCA over IAD. Hence why AA rather Focus much of it’s flying to DCA, which they consider a focus city. This makes very little sense. DCA is a good 20 to 40 miles from the catchment are that IAD would s...Jump to post
[threeid]o[/threeid] My money is on EI being announced as the next oneworld connect airline. I concur. I suspect EI, 4O and possibly PG will be the next connect partners. AT and CZ will be the next full partners. Ooh. PG is interesting. Very varied as you the alliances they partner with, but CX,JL,M...Jump to post
EI, 4O, VY, IB*LEVEL, MN, BE seem quite possible. AS as well (Explorers fare partner) but they are connected with many carriers from other airlines *and EK* so not sure. Still believe AT will become a full member first. I’d imagine IG would go full-member first as well. Didn’t they announce somethin...Jump to post
Thanks for the weekly update. B6 BOS-CLT OCT 1.9>3 NOV 1.8>3 I didn't know this route was that light in the fall! *DL BOS-AUA JAN 0>0.1 FEB 0>0.1 Looks like the summer experiment worked out. No reason not to have more than one carrier on this route. PR SFO-MNL DEC 1.0>1.4 JAN 1.0>1.3 Do they take f...Jump to post
Hold up...Bamboo, the carrier that hasn't even taken delivery of its first aircraft, ordered 777X, a plane even the majors are hesitant about ordering?
This should be interesting...
Capn wrote:With the new addition to A opening soon, shouldn't gate assignment be announced already?
Any one hear anything yet for the new and old sections ?
Well that has to be one of the worst headlines I’ve read on here...Jump to post
wait....so PMAA never left A? Why not? AA did not keep the gates and does not currently operate out of A. But AA wants as many gates in CLT as possible to both expand and keep competition out. AA left A to a pair of gates on the west side of B during the merger. Sounds from what Ive heard that’s AA...Jump to post
Putting Piedmont in their list means that they may go down to E145s. Wonder which will be first to lost F.Jump to post
IB is missing out...Jump to post
Wonder if this is a vote of confidence for CLT-AUS. Weird how F9 added a new route to a dot only an hour away when AUS just started like last month.Jump to post
This article from four years ago mentions airlines from North America, South America and Asia. I think Aero Mexico and Avianca have started since then as have Capital Airlines and Hainan. I can't imagine what other North American airlines could or would want to operate into LHR? Either because they...Jump to post
JFK-SEA is rumored to get a 32B or a 757. JFK-ZRH they lost because they lost accounts from UBS and Credit Suisse which guaranteed seat revenue on the flight, similar to the arrangement for LHR-RDU flight, The reason was that the 763 was so unreliable leading to frequent delays and they complained ...Jump to post
GRU-MAN, GRU-AGP, GRU-VLC? And if JJ LATAM gets the slots (whatever time of the day those would be), LIS. GRU-MOW (whichever airport is more convenient) would also be a good addition to GRU non-stop flight destinations. MOW has to be what, 13/14 hours from SÃO? That would be even longer that the TL...Jump to post
*HX SFO-HKG NOV 0>0.6 DEC 0>0.6 JAN 0>0.5
*J2 JFK-GYD NOV 0>0.3 DEC 0>0.3 JAN 0>0.3
Both of these are already being flown...
Well Spirit clearly needs to get some 787s now... gotta fly NK to NKJump to post
I think connections are huge here,especially when you realize the domestic connections x-YYZ are going to be limited to almost entirely YUL/YOW. Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan have a larger population than Canada in general, and you can connect over ORD to just about anywhere in the Midwest or East Co...Jump to post
So LAX-MAD on IB is huge. DY now hasn’t competition...
Also, speaking of DY, LON-NYC must be working for them to go 3x. I wonder if they’ll add a frequency to Newark as well some time.
How can the stake in Azul have an influence in the Avianca - United relationship in the future? this is what I'm curious of, especially as AV opens their Brazilian franchise further Well I mean TECHNICALLY O6 and Avianca:Taca are separate still, right? It does seem a bit like if they’d had just dec...Jump to post
Well I guess that precludes CZ from starting TLV from their base...
Not a bad add and must mean that PEK is doing well
Man i was hoping for the 744 to be in LA colors. I saw a mock-up of a 747 with the tail and big billboard logo on the front where the fuselage is taller and it looks gorgeous. (Something close is the first return for ‘LATAM 747’ on google images, the one I saw had a bit taller lettering and it was a...Jump to post
Doesn't really surprise me. South America seems to be getting closer and closer to Europe-level service. AV is the last one to go now... wonder how long they'll hold on to true J on short domestic routes like BOG-MDE, LIM-CUZ, and GYE-UIO. O6 no longer has C (did they ever?) on domestic aircraft. I...Jump to post
Doesn't really surprise me. South America seems to be getting closer and closer to Europe-level service. AV is the last one to go now... wonder how long they'll hold on to true J on short domestic routes like BOG-MDE, LIM-CUZ, and GYE-UIO. O6 no longer has C (did they ever?) on domestic aircraft. It...Jump to post
Any additional growth out of CLT would be the best news to me. There hasn’t been an increase from here in about 6 or 7 years. CLT-BOS should easily be 4 daily considering how large of market it is on both sides. At least have some kind of schedule against AAs 9 daily flights. On the bright side, B6...Jump to post
Since they last pulled out, AS now has a large Cali FF base, a fleet of 175s (albeit with pilot shortages), and a better product altogether. Wouldn't suprise me to see them want a dip in (maybe 2 each to SEA and SFO/SJC?). American also has added a few flights to Cali from DFW. (See Oakland, Santa B...Jump to post
HDN to FLL? That’s an interesting route. BOS instead of JFK is also different than what I would have thoughtJump to post
Meh. The colors just seem strange to me. Also, I saw on AirlineRoute that they scheduled some A320 service on the FCO-MXP route ( https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ns-in-w18/ )
Any news on an aircraft/livery for this?
Art at ISP wrote:Where is Delta going?
It’d be interesting to see total figures for LON and PAR and see how they compare.Jump to post
I could see a 130 seat (a couple taken off for the Big Front Seats) CS100 doing wonders for Spirit. That Skift article aboveboard talked about small leisure destinations. That seems like current-Allegiant’s next move, but if NK can beat them, with a new product to boot, I could see not just Branson ...Jump to post