Delta seems to be very financially sophisticated in its fleet decisions, analyzing total ownership and operating costs. Their refurbishing and use of older aircraft seems to me to indicate an unemotional decision making process. My guess is that Airbus has won their business with proposals that made...Jump to post
Kingsford Smith began his first transpacific flight to Australia from Oakland Airport. http://content.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/kt4 ... t=metadata
But Sydney already took his name for its airport.
I wonder if SFO generates more traffic to SIN than LAX, or whether the large hub at SFO is the decisive factor? I suspect the latter, but the Bay Area does have finance and tech traffic that probably exceeds that of SoCal.Jump to post
Unless I am mistaken, the entire purpose of the Wright Amendment was to protect the viability of the then-new DFW Airport. Fort Worth, and its Congessman Jim Wright, were afraid that the larger population of Dallas would prefer Love Field. The had watched Amon Carter Field languish, after all. But h...Jump to post
Thanks to the OP for an interesting thread. I am struck that only AMS has hub-to-hub alliance markets so prominent among the top 5, with ATL and DTW at #2 and #4. LHR to DOH is #5 and, that's it, so far as I can see for 2 hubs in an alliance.Jump to post
Thank-you to all who posted. This is one my all time favorite Anet threads. First, for any non- industry Avgeek, learning what's in the hump of a 747 freighter is fascinating. Second, the discussion of seventh freedom operations, and why freighter and passenger operations differ is thought provoking...Jump to post
In addition to tech businesses with facilities in Eire, Seattle is full of highly paid tech professionals who love to travel overseas and can afford it. Moreover, homeowners in Seattle have experienced a huge increase in their net worth thanks to the rapid rise in house prices. This wealth encourage...Jump to post
A truly fascinating and informative post! Thank-you very much.Jump to post
This probably is at least in part a bargaining threat to get Boeing to back down on some of the customization costs on a brand new build. They can be compared to this option. There may well be advantages to a brand new build that would be lost, but the question is whether they are worth the extra pr...Jump to post
I am surprised that no one has mentioned that the DC-8's windows were much larger than the 707's, when the two airliners were competing. From the passenger point of view, that was the most obvious difference, and a clear win for the 8. Also, the reading light for passengers was not overhead, but in ...Jump to post
I despise lawsuit abuse, but United needs to feel some pain here in order to prompt system-wide changes in rules to prevent repetition. There is only one language they understand. The compensation they offered of lounge access and business class upgrades cost them no cash, just opportunity costs, as...Jump to post
Fukuoka's municipal population is as irrelevant as San Francisco's in judging air travel demand. It is the hub of an urban agglomeration as big or bigger than Nagoya's 10 million. The problem in sustaining polar flights to Europe is the availability of connections at ICN, NRT and HND as well as in C...Jump to post
I am fortunate enough to have experienced an upper deck configured as a lounge, on a UAL 747 between Honolulu and San Francisco. If I recall correctly, ît was in 1976. It was supposed to be a cocktail lounge, it seemed to me: couch-like seating and room to move around. There was no piano bar (I beli...Jump to post
DAY became a hub for Piedmont Airlines, having not even been served by the airline previously, if I recall correctly. They funneled a number of East Coast cities and Midwest cities into the airport for an east-west transfer hub. Their service was glorious, with good hot meals on relatively short sta...Jump to post
If you count a monorail as "light rail," then Haneda in Tokyo has both. The Keikyu Railroad has heavy rail.
Meanwhile, Narita and Kansai have two competing heavy rail lines.
Northwest endured a series of crashes in the early 50s. A Martin 404 or 202 even went down in an expensive residential area in Minneapolis. The board brought in Donald Nyrop -- from the CAB (if I recall correctly) -- to straighten out the problems. He did so quite aggressively, cut costs, antagonize...Jump to post
#12 Will this airline be the first European airline to fly to HNL?
BOAC flew to Honolulu on their round the world flights for quite a few years. I took them fro SFO to HNL to HND in 1971. We were bussed to a hotel for a complimentary night's stay just off Waikiki.
MSP named its second terminal after Hubert Humphrey in 2001. The airport itself was first named Speedway Field, was renamed Wold Chamberlain Field in 1921 for two World War One fighter aces, and was subsequently renamed Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport, although it is unclear to me if the ...Jump to post
=<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DeltaXNA" class="quote" target="_blank">DeltaXNA</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i> TWA served not just Cairo but Tripoli ...Jump to post
I haven't been there in a long time, but <acronym title="Dayton - James M. Cox Dayton International (DAY / KDAY), USA - Ohio">DAY</acronym> built up for the Piedmont hub, and when it lost that, there was a lot of vacant space. Similarly, <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (C...Jump to post
Number two after <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Congonhas (CGH / SBSP), Brazil">CGH</acronym> likely is <acronym title="Osaka - Itami International (ITM / RJOO), Japan">ITM</acronym>, which despite its formal name as Osaka International Airport, is purely domestic. It had 13.8 million passengers in 201...Jump to post
In the 1950's and 60's, there were a number of important city pairs that lacked nonstop and even direct service, so domestic carriers did interchange flights, using the same aircraft for through service. Probably the heaviest trafficked one was Houston to Los Angeles. (This shows how ridiculously cu...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SQ773" class="quote" target="_blank">SQ773</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i>Quoting SFOThinker (Reply 28): Did it stop in ...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tan+Flyr" class="quote" target="_blank">Tan Flyr</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Many thanks t...Jump to post
I remember taking a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> DC-6B from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field) (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym> via <acronym...Jump to post
I took a helicopter from <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and back at no extra fare connecting to Tokyo in the late 80s, booking a ...Jump to post
Yes, <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> has less O&D than <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</a...Jump to post
Thank-you for a wonderful <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym>! I am old enough to have experienced the excitement of Pan Am beginning 747 service and well remember my thrill at my first trip <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acr...Jump to post
I am surprised nobody has mentioned the great innovation of the Eastern Shuttle. Bare bones service but ultra convenient. I took it many times from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - La G...Jump to post
Long ago I flew to Austin Mueller Field from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> via <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>, and the the intrastate leg was an American DC10. It wa...Jump to post
Quoting atct (Reply 45): Quoting rutankrd (Reply 28): Both are more than a little offensive however reference is based on Walt Disney being a Nazi sympathiser Which is completely false. Nothing more than an urban legend. Didn't say I believed it did I . Right wing for certain through. I guess you do...Jump to post
The <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> news report says passengers claimed they were threatened with removal from the plane while spending 14 hours on the ground in Lubbock if they made videos of their experience. Would any airline actually make such an announcement? It seems lik...Jump to post
KE: <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> - <acronym title="Seoul - Incheon International (ICN / RKSI), South Korea">ICN</acronym> <acronym title="Norwegian Air Shuttle AND Air Djibouti">DY</acronym>: <acronym tit...Jump to post