Great looking plane.Jump to post
I love all the people on here just brushing this off as crumbs. Well, 170k gallons is a lot. And also, procurement costs will more than likely be cheaper as well. That money will easily renovate a lounge. All by reducing the weight of paper used. Very interesting. And yes, it is important. Let's no...Jump to post
It is a global market. If EK didn't have 100 A380s and 150 77W's , BA would have more than 12 A380's. Why? BA is profitable. They have ~1 A380 for every 4 747s. The A380 works for them where they are deployed. Airlines the world over are downsizing plane size. BA is replacing 747s currently with sm...Jump to post
keesje wrote:We just shouldn't ignore BA operate 48 VLA's today for a reason, with 77W's available already for many years.
It has happened before, nothing then, don't expect anything this go round.Jump to post
What is the point? Seriously? Oil must die if we are to save our world and ensure a decent future for both humankind and plant and animal life on Earth. I’m amazed at the regressive attitudes here among you a.netters. There is more than enough power available from natural sources to provide all our...Jump to post
What is the point?Jump to post
LAXdude1023 wrote:United787 wrote:Love it but hope they don't get rid of E+.
Thats as good as gone. Keeping E+ would defeat the purpose of introducing a full W product.
There used to be some. The US majors all have hotel and car packages you can purchase through them. There are few plays the airline cannot get you. The Kayaks and Expedias of the world can take care of the rest. Airlines have plenty of Weekend only service from cold destinations to sun destinations....Jump to post
PAE could be a total flop! Not a chance; with a catchment area of over 1 million travelers, all eager to avoid I-5, and data showing these cities are the ones these folks overwhelmingly travel to, this is going to be a winner for AS. With E-170 as the tool of choice; chip away at the edges of an ot...Jump to post
Osubuckeyes wrote:Last night while I was leaving the airport westbound there were probably 10 AA airbus parked on the North ramp at the west end of 8-26.... Are they sending a bunch to the desert or are all of these spares?
I don't this really a negative for Norwegian. Their model is nimble and operating those routes on 737s, allows them to be easily deployed to follow the money/profit. They have more than a 100 737s in the fleet, so they dont have an expensive, dedicated aircraft they have to fly longhaul to make money.Jump to post
How have the delays been with the north runway out of commission? Any good shots of the BA 747 coming in on 25/7? Sure that many of you saw that AS will add PAE from PHX. I think this is a pretty awesome route. Cool to see that. Have a few trips to Seattle, going to see when they go on sale and try ...Jump to post
Great O/D routes.Jump to post
SEA is too close to YVR I think. There is tech around YYZ, I am not sure where it ties to Seattle. Seattle has tech but still is not the Bay Area. There's Blackberry just west of Toronto (Waterloo region) and various fast-growing startups with ties to startup investors in the Bay Area and Seattle. ...Jump to post
Then lemme help you: 1) Cost 2) Total revenue As for cost - if you're pulling out seats from a typical config, you're going to raise your CASM. Why would they do that? As for revenue - again, you're pulling out seats, so you're going to have to demand a market premium in order to make up for the lo...Jump to post
With what, exactly? Struggling to think of what it would be uncompetitive against. Then lemme help you: 1) Cost 2) Total revenue As for cost - if you're pulling out seats from a typical config, you're going to raise your CASM. Why would they do that? As for revenue - again, you're pulling out seats...Jump to post
but an 8 abreast Y+ would be very competitive. With what, exactly? Every other airline that has a 9 abreast Y/Y+? Struggling to think of what it would be uncompetitive against. I am not saying their PY product should be 8. Generally, Y+ is only more leg room, if you got a wider seat (Anet says that...Jump to post
8 abreast Y+ in 789 is not competitive. They will go 7 abreast for sure if they do Y+ at all. 8 abreast in Y is an interesting idea. But I don't see it, sorry. Unless they go one cabin 8 abreast and one cabin light economy at 9. Maybe we are talking about different things, but an 8 abreast Y+ would...Jump to post
Because they are every other hub is the USA is growing while Detroit is stagnant and losing ground. Even some airports with small hub operations are moving more passengers than these primary hubs.An airlines hubs should grow at the same rate of better than the national increase and at DTW that's no...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing. PHX has to have the most boring 40million. 737s and A320s with the occasional non AA/WN bird and the BA 747. Don't get me wrong, hometown airport, Love to see the numbers up. The scale of passenger flights in the US is amazing. That is moving a lot of people. Pretty sad showing f...Jump to post
The 77W/A346 cycle is still a few years out from replacement, I think as the years go on the orders will grow. It is very interesting to watch because all the legacy carriers are growing their lower cost brands, and shrinking their premium cabins on their own planes while stuffing more Y passengers ...Jump to post
Narfish641 wrote:SQ789 wrote:Will they remove the IFE on the Airbus as well?
Yep. Seems like it is.
KEF is a unique hub, not out of the way, how much expansion would be possible? Know a few people that have done the Iceland stayovers, seems like a huge win for Iceland economy. There is a lot of space at and around KEF. In that regard expansion is not limited. We can expect the third runway to be ...Jump to post
Would a JV from a large EU hub be possible? Get all those connections? This is a long flight.
Sidenote, why aren't they choosing DTW? Rip off.
How many used 767s does UPS have? Do they operate these fleets any different / fewer cycles than their new build fleet? UPS does not currently operate any used 767s. Last year, it entered into a purchase agreement with JAL to purchase 3 passenger frames with the intent of converting them to cargo f...Jump to post
First retirement of the year... JA609J (Japan Airlines) was retired from service on 05-Jan-18 and is currently being decommissioned @HND. It will then fly to @GYR to join its two sister frames as part of the UPS fleet and become N364UP. This is the third and final frame part of the original agreeme...Jump to post
Further showing the value of smaller planes, where airlines need fewer junk fares / Y-class to fill them. Airlines are very keen to manage revenue and the smaller planes allow them to do this over long-haul distances where it did not use to be feasible.Jump to post
For all the faults or not of this article, how are some on here still saying the VX brand was superior? VX might have been a "trendy" brand, but that doesn't make money. If it did, VX would still be here. Enough with that conjecture. i believe it was the VX branding that allowed VX to kee...Jump to post
For all the faults or not of this article, how are some on here still saying the VX brand was superior? VX might have been a "trendy" brand, but that doesn't make money. If it did, VX would still be here. Enough with that conjecture. Everyone will opine for the glory days or "back the...Jump to post
toxtethogrady wrote:Oil just approached $62 a barrel (WTI). I think the good times will be over soon.
EK has critical mass and economies of scale at their only hub. They rarely do not have a CASM advantage. All 3 classes are well received by the people buying the seats. Others in the region and greater region are trying to copy them. FlyDubai gives them more flexibility. They carry lots of cargo. I ...Jump to post
The A321 is a great looking plane. Personally, I like it with the #2 in front of the wings, but that is purely cosmetics looks. These seem like another great optimization for the A321.
Are most airlines going to still go with MidCabin lavs or will they go to the back?
Then they need to adjust their arrival and departure times from ATL to the upper Northeast. You can't have it both ways pad arrival times for better onetime performance and then claim a city is 2 hours away and schedule 2.5 hours or 3.00 flying time. Doesn't work like that Seems to work just great....Jump to post
It's all PR just like saying ATL is 2 hours away from 80% of the population that is also false. How is that false? It clearly means 2 hours flight time. Then they need to adjust their arrival and departure times from ATL to the upper Northeast. You can't have it both ways pad arrival times for bett...Jump to post
Where are all those 77Ws going?Jump to post
This is great news, happy for the employees.Jump to post
Still no reason why that fleet could not be Airbus. Just another Boeing fanboy thread to have a knock at Airbus for any reason, real or contrived. To make most use of this situation would be to replace as many aircraft as possible, so the existing fleet plays no part. Unless of course that is that ...Jump to post
Lots of cities have multiple airports. LCCs are growing in 2nd and 3rd tier area airport. Sure there is "noise pollution" but airports are central pillars in economic development, communities love them. LHR is the one the largest O/D Airports in the world, with smaller planes and alliance...Jump to post
They dont really need the Max7s anytime soon, as the older 73Gs cycle out, replace those with Max8s and used 738s. I bet they keep buying up used 73Gs as well. That second half of 2020s it will be interesting to see the direction they go. To earn the margins they need, with their costs, airlines ne...Jump to post
Airport congestion is a matter of short-haul narrowbody ops; there are dozens of solutions to that problem before you start flying A380's domestically. For A380's to become the congestion solution, we'd need a fantastical level of traffic. At that level it's cheaper to build new airports than to fo...Jump to post