AA just "connected the dots" with lots of Midwest cities this summer that previously only had service to ORD, DFW or CLT, so I don't see a ton of domestic expansion coming any time soon. However, there are some obvious holes that I think need to be filled domestically: PHL-SJC PHL-SMF PHL...Jump to post
This may be a big dark horse but I think MEM is a market that could possibly sustain a 1-3x weekly TATL service (Maybe Seasonal) on WW or FI with an A321NEO or 737MAX (If they have the legs), if not maybe a 752 with FI. There's a decent tourism market in MEM. I think WW would probably be better sui...Jump to post
Companies as a whole should have stayed off facebook, even social media. The comments are ridiculous. Social Media and it's mob mentality is no win ever. I've seen an airport announce new service and half the comments are about something not related to the announcement but some bitching about someth...Jump to post
Gets popcorn, this discussion shall be fun! If what they are saying is true, Alaska Airlines has dropped the ball here. It's a PR disaster unless they turned it around and become the preferred airline for the alt-right and the anti-LGBTQI religious gang. They would need to fly point to point to lot...Jump to post
This will be interesting imho, especially as the whole story is so full of emotion and I find it hard to guess the feeling in the US right now, not at Boeing and surely not within the current government. In the end the whole play was unnecessary even with the DL order BBD was weak and under constan...Jump to post
freakyrat wrote:I'll go out on a limb and say Frontier.
I continue to wonder how hard it would be the shrink the C-Series tech into a regional jet with a 2X2 tube with the same create comforts of the larger C-Series with the Geared Turbo Fans for the 70-80 seat market as a CRJ replacement. Could this new turbo prop be developed using the same tube as a n...Jump to post
WN would be a nice candidate. Filling in those smaller cities with CS versus 737 works better. I think 737 has gotten to big for some of their routes to smaller markets. I realize it's unlikely but they would be able to integrate this to off set the 737's. They could also be used to open up all of ...Jump to post
In regards to JetBlue, if they want to go TATL, I would think they need to hit up a few ciites they may serviced in the past or new cities that coule help the feed. Let's take Boston/Memphis with a PDEW of a 100+ according to ANNA Aero. Nonstop service was stopped in 2012 with the Delta dehubbing. A...Jump to post
ytz wrote:Aesma wrote:I'm liking the CSeries more already ah ah !
Airbus stock went up 4.83% today.
Bombardier stock up 20%.
So, as I wrote (too) late yesterday (this morning, in fact), fundamentally, BBD is paying for AIB to take the CSeries, BBD and the Quebec government save faces because the nominal headquarter and the current jobs stay where they are (meaning; no job losses before the next provincial and federal ele...Jump to post
Personally I think hell will freeze over first before Boeing even get a sniff of a deal with BBD. It's just not going to happen :shakehead: Rgds Why not? The value of the C-Series Program just increased dramatically. If Boeing ups the Airbus deal by putting several billion USD on the table, it is i...Jump to post
But there may be deals which Airbus can now make more favourable with big airlines as a consequence of being able to offer the C-series Who knows? Hmm, something like „buy one A380, get one CS for free“ :lol: You joke, but I remember International Harvester dealerships giving away Scouts with purch...Jump to post
Lots of smart people have given their opinion but nonetheless here's mine. ..................................... Loser: Embraer - Embraer must be super pissed that not only did the production costs of their biggest competitor get totally slashed overnight, but it also got taken over by one of the t...Jump to post
Here's a simple fact. The C Series program was worth about 2 to 2.5 Billion in US dollars. Boeing could have offered about that in cash to Bombardier to take on the C-Series for itself with the promise of keeping the Quebec line open for the CS100s and some CS300s while getting a lot of the investme...Jump to post
The end of BBD's attempts to compete with Boeing and Airbus, but the events of the last 5 years have shown that they weren't capable of doing this. And with the financial problems affecting the whole company (the rail business is under pressure too) the lack of financial security of its parent must...Jump to post
Maybe JetBlue will now be more than kicking the tires of the C-Series. Yeah, Embraer has to be hitting the bottle tonite. Lots of assumptions but AB will help sell this plane and provide Bombardier needed cash to work on it's CRJs. I bet they can put a lot of what they learned on the C Series in a ...Jump to post
Boeing had it's chance to buy the C-Series when it exposed an apparent gap in its line up. Instead they wanted to destroy it. Now, they will pay. I bought Bombardier at a buck. I'm happy. Watch the orders roll in now. The US gains more jobs in Alabama, keeps the supplier jobs and the anti dumping ta...Jump to post
I would hope they hold off till the 797 was launched. They could they expand Hawaii nonstops from beyond the west coast into Texas, SLC, Denver, Chicago, Nashville, Baltimore. Use them on transcon and heavy load routes to reduce frequencies to free up additional slots especially at Love. Could they ...Jump to post
They need to add Jackson Hole, no one wants to fly to SLC and then drive to Jackson.
I will watch how Frontier does with 3x weekly starting in May 2018.
Why would BBD not provide all requested information? Well it all depends on what information was requested. If information in regards to exactly what rivets were used in what portion of the aircraft (let's add up the price of all the rivets) might make sense right? Only problem is by giving such in...Jump to post
It is good news in a way, it bumps up enplanements all the way back to 2015
https://talkbusiness.net/2017/10/xna-co ... ting-data/
Could not find anything on it here
https://www.google.com/amp/www.independ ... html%3Famp
Article with lots of pics of the A concourse redo to make way for Delta to join Southwest on that side while B concourse is redone.
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/new ... -with.html
That's some work for just two years worth of use.
I'll play, the recent ANNA Aero chart that was posted on several threads offer some insight. I'm Memphis-centric so naturally I say Memphis to to a couple of European cities on a seasonal basis. Why? Last year Memphis saw over 2 million international tourist, their average length of stay was 3 to 4 ...Jump to post
Norwegian will defacto use WN for folks that are willing to self connect. I think that's why the went into Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Denver and Austin. Orlando benefits from lots of low fares. If they could fly into Love, I bet they'd already be there, same for Midway. Let's face it, the type of fo...Jump to post
Norwegian will defacto use WN for folks that are willing to self connect. I think that's why the went into Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Denver and Austin. Orlando benefits from lots of low fares. If they could fly into Love, I bet they'd already be there, same for Midway. Let's face it, the type of fol...Jump to post
There were two articles in the Cincinnati Business Journal that said that there was demand for Southwest flights from CVG to Southwest's destinations in California with a connection through MDW, even though Southwest does not currently serve any of its California destinations nonstop from CVG and e...Jump to post
The final assembly in Wichita is interesting considering 55% of the parts content of a CS100 is already US made. How does BBD currently ship the wings fom Belfast? Wichita is far away from sea ports and the either fly them in or by rail from a port. If Bombardier trugly thinks Delta is a spring boar...Jump to post
If CAK won't work why would they do XNA, a market of similar size? NK already serves BOS, no reason for MHT really. You comparing Akron to NWA? NWA one of top economic growth areas in the country that projects to nearing 1 million in population in 20 years from the current 525,000 to stagnated Akro...Jump to post
Man, this is a two'fer week for MEM First the DHL facility that should see more cargo into MEM and now Amazon: https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2017/oct/5/amazon-planning-memphis-distribution-center-sources-say/ I keep saying either FedEx or Amazon needs to start regional passenger flying to dr...Jump to post
I recently posted that DHL was building a in DC in Memphis. This appears to be either that or along side it. Either way Amazon has finally decided to enter the Memphis DC scene.
https://www.memphisdailynews.com/news/2 ... urces-say/
They have talked up MEM before and now I see a potential MKE-MEM. I'll not hold my breath. They could cover a lot lof routes from MEM. They ran the Indy route once before I think. Now there's CVG since Delta is dropping it, New Orleans and Cleveland come to mind as well.Jump to post
The appeal of Dulles will improve with the opening on the a metro station.Jump to post
Delta bought it's own refinery, what if they bought their own plane company? I'm only 3/4ths joking. Buy a 51 percent stake in the aviation side of Bombardier. If the plane is all it's supposed to be and the CS 500 has so much promise as well. Why not own it for yourself and sell it to others outsid...Jump to post
If you mean "no one is reaffirming the biases I already chose to stick to going into this topic" you can say it. Because: Yes, yes they are. When booking onward connections it displays "operated by Norwegian Air International" or "operated by Norwegian Air Shuttle" alo...Jump to post
European Airlines have a far more constructive apporach to Norwegian and are setting up their own low cost airlines, such as IAG's "Level", where as US Airlines are just throwing their weight around .... Welcome to 2017. The US airlines did experiment with LCC versions of themselves. They...Jump to post
If Bombardier started to openly state the were looking for a location to set up a 2nd FAL for the C-Series, states would be falling all over themselves with incentives. It would be poetic justice. Along side XNA would make a wonderful spot for one. If they launched a CS500 and sales really took off ...Jump to post
Leehamnews article on the faith of the AA A350 order has some interesting side info on Boeing's pitch to the airline for the 767-300ER replacements. https://leehamnews.com/2017/09/28/american-wants-decide-a350-fate-within-six-months/ "Boeing is pitching a re-order of the 787-8 and the New Midr...Jump to post
A bigger better narrowbody NMA would help the relaunch of a lightened, more 787-9/-10 competible 787-8 later on. (The 787-8 backlog has evaporated). It would also create space for an ultra lean 120-180 seat / 2000NM NSA series. Boeing can't look at this in isolation & the 737 MAX can not be lef...Jump to post
Growth at MEM is strong!
From their Facebook:
Memphis International Airport - MEM saw nearly 18,500 more passenger enplanements (passengers boarding an aircraft) in August 2017 compared to August 2016, an increase of 11.7%! Enplanements are up by more than 30,000 in Fiscal Year 2018.