Lots of space, most are 24/7 operation, cheap fees, lots of sorting facility space, less expensive. Pretty much ideal for cargo operations.Jump to post
The summary I was told was basically that the smaller aircraft is a transatlantic one that should replace the 757 and some 767/A330’s. The bigger aircraft is aimed firmly at the narrowbody market. This is what Bernstein Research is reporting, as well, though they believe the TATL model is a mistake...Jump to post
EK would never admit it themselves, but in my opinion they have one of the worst fleet mixes imaginable. Too many planes they don’t need and very few (or none) of the planes they do. All airlines have seasonality. WN had enough to retire 30+ planes in a month. If the Marginal Cost of operating flig...Jump to post
This has always seemed like a market that makes sense. Not just for A380s but other used plans. Is there an arrangement to source Pilots/Crew from airlines? Say EK/BA/LH has some slack in the crew at a certain time of year, could pilots do one off flying for this type of airline? If there is slack ...Jump to post
Saw an FX 777 @ PHX last Monday for the first time. Great looking plane.Jump to post
This has always seemed like a market that makes sense. Not just for A380s but other used plans.
Is there an arrangement to source Pilots/Crew from airlines? Say EK/BA/LH has some slack in the crew at a certain time of year, could pilots do one off flying for this type of airline?
Too many premium seats = no one earns a premium just CASM is higher If it is that simple tho, why would they be doing it? Airlines are making it harder and harder to get upgrades, they are pushing paid F/J. game theory. If your competitor does it, you have to do it. It is worse to have your competi...Jump to post
...Show me some numbers to the contrary, because all the data points to EK running an awesome airline and business. QR and AI are certainly not stellar performers I would use as examples of how to better run an airline. I can write a ten para response and you can discredit by say "meh". W...Jump to post
You aren’t trying to tell us those airlines are superior to EK are you? You mean the same QR that is losing money? AI is in no way, shape, or form a global competitor to EK. Fact is EK is the largest long haul international airline. They must, you have to admit, know something about running a long ...Jump to post
....Lots of variables in play..... Sure, but neither STC nor EK-PR ever explains how the entire puzzle fits. Always how magnificent each piece of the puzzle in isolation. That fits Jeff Goldblum's running and screaming theory. If in five years EK will have 200x787, 60x777X and 40xA380s. That makes ...Jump to post
. The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A or B doesnt have a suitable plane on offer. So a A359 is a suitable replacement for the 747 but a 788/789 isn't a suitable replacement for a 767? It's ok to down-gauge but not up-gauge? That make no sense at al...Jump to post
Ah but of course. It's just so awful that I have to today sit in a lie-flat Business Class seat while connected to the internet airing my grievances about how air travel is so much more expensive, (no) less safe (no), and generally less pleasant (still no) than it was before deregulation. The horro...Jump to post
I still wouldn't consider that a financial disaster. A financial disaster would be a massive loss across the entire program with no way to recover those losses and potentially/probably put most businesses out of business. So by this standard, is the C Series a financial disaster? Clearly BBD put it...Jump to post
I think it is funny to compare the C-Series to the fossil MD-95 aka DC-9 or whatever you want to call it. The C-Series is the future in technology...again brilliant move by Airbus. It was a good move by Airbus, one they have been pursuing for a few years. Good deal or not, magical plane or not, the...Jump to post
That is a cool observation. Love that variety. Enjoy it while it lasts!Jump to post
Max 10? I understand why a larger aircraft for congested airports might make sense, but why would they choose a plane that would likely have operational problems at one of their largest and most congested airports (MDW)? They would probably also have limits at SNA, LGA and DCA. The -300 had operati...Jump to post
DL never had a lot of 777s and the ones they have aren't going anywhere. The size they are adding bodes well for the A333 (more efficient vs 777 optimized for ULH) and A359 (bigger than 789 and replacing 744s). The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A o...Jump to post
DL never had a lot of 777s and the ones they have aren't going anywhere. The size they are adding bodes well for the A333 (more efficient vs 777 optimized for ULH) and A359 (bigger than 789 and replacing 744s). The 767s are a massive entity to be replaced, yet to be seen what will replace them. A or...Jump to post
It wouldn't be a surprise if BA orders more A380's. As we all know LHR is on it's limit in capacity. A switch to bigger frames would make sense to keep a certain growth when there's not much slots available. It looks like it will take years or decades before we can see a no. 3 runway at LHR. Cheers...Jump to post
Adding a hub in BOS would be a terrible idea. Unless they wanted to use it as the EU gateway. They are already limited only having North and West hubs on the west coast. IF they added a hub it would need to be geographically located like DEN, ATL, DFW, ORD, etc. The only location I can think of is m...Jump to post
Had a few trips on those birds, even the famous PHL-EWR quick hops. Sad to see them go and the boring RJs take over.Jump to post
If the bubble pops on this massive trend of new orders globally, there might be a larger number newer birds available for resale. The US3,WN etc are positioned well to be opportunists in a buyers market in the next downturn. Another aspect of the used frames is UA doesnt have to fly them as many cyc...Jump to post
Probably has something to do with their point of sale software. Airlines charge different prices for a different origination, maybe the UK address on the CC is triggering that. Calling them is will resolve it in a matter of minutes.Jump to post
So the employees, the front line of their brand, will be wearing colors that arent in their brand? Seems like a very strange move. Branding should be reinforced by uniforms, this does not do that. The nod to Northwest and blending with DL, maybe right at the time of the merger, but business-wise, No...Jump to post
It would be chasing O/D. I would think they would maybe reconfigure their older jets before retiring, or bring on some more 789s with smaller J / PY and lots of Y.
But with this chasing O/D. 788s filled all Y or really.. MoM could be a great fit....
This is smart and seems like the move to make for the majors moving forward. With some many new aircraft on order, there will be lots on the used market to acquire. Not a lot of risk, low capex, well-known opex. I think it will be a long while before the US3/WN/other big carriers operate the EMB-E2 ...Jump to post
I actually like it. I like the font and the blue. Sure it is not a work of art, but those days have since sailed. It is pretty on the money modern. There's always gotta be one that says something like this ^^ The reality is, this is a real tangible livery. The airline is not an extravagant full ser...Jump to post
I think the only airline that matches a plane to a route outside of their premium transcons of the US3, is WN and B6 bc of their limited fleet types. The beauty of operating all those different types is matching supply with demand, especially on shorter routes. The market wants frequency, different ...Jump to post
That is still a very small number of planes. I bet they continue to grow the hub to make it a true hub in comparison to their others like LHR, MAD. Net of 4 planes is nothing to write home about. LHR is such a massive hub with great O/D, they need to get creative with the destinations east and west ...Jump to post
What a great looking plane! Do any other airlines have A321NEOs flying?Jump to post
Be a great time for Air Canada to ditch some of the MAX options and go for the A321LR for what's left of the long-thin 767 routes. But what does that solve for them if demand is increasing? The A321 is no closer to size replacing the 767 vs a 739/10. The 767s seat more. More 787s or MoM sized plane...Jump to post
These long and thing LongHauls are going to continue to be enhanced by the nature of the JVs between the alliances. UA doesn't have to fill these flights with substantial quantities of junk yield seats. They can spill over those passengers to the plethora of 1 stop options. A lot of time we are hear...Jump to post
Not a great link. CAPA notes unit costs will be flat to up1.5% https://centreforaviation.com/news/southwest-airlines-projects-improved-unit-cost-range-for-4q2017-732092 The issue with Southwest is their culture is so rigid that they adapt slower to cost savings. For example, late up-gauge to the 73...Jump to post
Think these enhance the look of the A350. Are there plans for a retrofit? Any chance one of these days Airbus or Boeing outfits a plane with the spiroid?
A and B are always going to iterate their designs, maximize their investments.
I always find it comical that people post long diatribes on threads pertaining to WN, only to say they don't fly WN... and it's always the same people. It is one of the more entertaining aspects of Anet. They dislike WN so much that they will spend paragraphs of time to say all the reasons they wou...Jump to post
OAK took a big hit in the last downturn. They are upgrading (upgraded their runway). They have BA service. They have Norwegian service. WN is growing, AS is growing. They are upgrading the airport. It needs to be the low cost alternative to get traffic, an expensive remodel won't help that. They alr...Jump to post
Good numbers, but there are concerns with the growth, as there are with any business but certainly airlines. They will start to reap the rewards of economies of scale. They have a diversified operation, not leveraged on 1 hub or market. It takes a lot of money to scale an operation, even more so lon...Jump to post
So has the 767 and no body is buying it! In this case maybe 1 + 1 could = 3. There was no need to upgauge narrowbody routes 10 years ago. We now have dozens of cities pairs with 50+ daily flights. The number of city pairs with 10+ daily flights has doubled in the last decade. This trend will contin...Jump to post
The peso was in the pits and tanking prior to the election. Interjet has minimal exposure to the US - Mexico market. Maybe their problem is not enough. People like to blame the election on lots of things, correlation to the election result and Interjet failing is not causation. Is Interjet even maki...Jump to post
Long term revenue growth over short term stock gains is the way to build a business. It does take time and the analysts will whine because that's what they do. The question is whether the plan executed based on Kirby's vision pans out? Unless you are thinking short-term, you have to see where this ...Jump to post