But why should LH *buy* AB? Why not just let it go out of business and then move into those markets that it finds interesting itself? If planes are needed to serve these markets, there are plenty around and more will be with AB's demise . If people are needed, there are plenty around, especially fr...Jump to post
I never understood by A.net has always been so aggressively opposed to the creation of new Airlines in the U.S. market, especially as competition,after a series of mergers and acquisitions, is at an all time low(along with customer satisfaction) 8 years ago it made sense with a struggling industry,...Jump to post
rnav2dlrey wrote:i actually like "united coast"
I think it mainly boils down to preference.. Sometimes I like to use paper but if I'm on a long haul flight with a connection, the mobile boarding pass is nice because I always know where my phone is. The mobile boarding pass also updates if there's a delay or something. No strong feelings either wa...Jump to post
Lets be honest, many actual celebrities (that attract attention from paparazzi and fans) will still be frequently using the public terminals. Part of remaining famous is remaining relevant, and that is much harder to do without the paparazzi attention getting you in media (doubly so if you are a &q...Jump to post
But why go back to to BOM and not back to DEL or Bucharest or Munich or even Frankfurt. Several reasons. Passenger protection. Its safe to assume that most of these passengers are from BOM or have a closer reltation to BOM than anywhere else so it makes more sense to bring them back as the flight w...Jump to post
Why always complicate airport names with name of people? Why don't just name them after their location? I also prefer airports just being named after their location. I could also understand having names for cities that have multiple airports (Chicago O'Hare/Midway or London Heathrow/Gatwick). But t...Jump to post
The fact that its a 767 isn't the problem. Its the lack of IFE, the lack of WiFi, the inconsistent sidewalls/lighting, and the generally old looking interior that makes the flight less enjoyable.I flew transatlantic on one (by mistake, because I missed my connection) and yes I got to my destination ...Jump to post
Just means more pax will be standby. With WNs liberal change policies not "overbooking" would be financial suicide. Either change policies would be more restrictive going forward or more pax will be given standby status. Yeah I don't really understand how this works. I'm sure there are ma...Jump to post
It sounds like you just need to reroute yourself through a different European hub before departing for the US. I don't really understand what this accomplishes.Jump to post
StTim wrote:More reason to only fly non US frames to the US.
commavia wrote:he specifically mentioned AA - not Delta or JetBlue or Virgin America- picking up United corporate accounts.
Kirby/UA acknowledges that they may have lost these contracts for good, which is unsurprising. Regardless if UA ever returns to JFK in the near future, it's good to hear them admit it was a mistake.Jump to post
The name "United Airlines" has a lot of history and I don't think it should go. I'm not a big fan of the current livery but I don't think most people will care about that - half of the memes from the past week still have the tulip. The best course of action is to ride it out. They'll still...Jump to post
Let's not get carried away. The stock ended down 1%. That's not anything to point to as a victory. You mean $225.000.000 getting wiped out and the airline facing a backlash that no other airline has in the last decade? Munoz's apology after his initial reaction says it all really. . You do realize ...Jump to post
Before people forget this, the pressure should me mounted on DOT in framing/correcting the existing rules and make them more passenger friendly. Today its United and tomorrow it can be some other airline and one of us can be a victim. This. The USA needs an EU261 style regulation desperately. Right...Jump to post
I don't understand what people expected Munoz to say to the employees.
"We made these rules, but we're not going to stand behind you when you enforce them"?
I get why people don't like his message, but I believe it was necessary to stand ground.
They route the bulk of their operation through one airport because their big ego needs to say our Atlanta hub is the busiest in the world and they need to push that out there all the time. What other airlines in the US operates such an out of balance network like that where most of your aircraft an...Jump to post
When I first heard about this, I thought it was just a typical hub IRROPS mess, but it seems like its much worse. To be fair, Delta doesn't usually drop the ball this hard, and I think their strategy (in regards to irrops/interlining) usually works. Of course, this time they lost the bet with multip...Jump to post
I don't have a problem with UA writing their policies how they want, but they way they reacted on Twitter is absolutely horrifying . Horrifying? You must be very sheltered if a PR reaction horrifies you. That's clearly what I was suggesting. :shakehead: It should have been a very easy situation to ...Jump to post
I don't have a problem with UA writing their policies how they want, but they way they reacted on Twitter is absolutely horrifying. Non-revs aren't exactly invisible. They're usually the last to board, are called up to the podium, are commonly split up sat among and mingle with paying passengers. Th...Jump to post
The issue is not that there isn't the demand but there is a ton of flights that are cheap from the mainland of NA as it is. From LAX alone today, Saturday, there are 17 flights from LAX alone. Fares are still pretty expensive. I can find cheaper flights from MIA to Europe than I can from LAX to HNL...Jump to post
I personally try to avoid flying from MIA as much as possible. My last flight from MIA was July 2016 on DL MIA-ATL-MSY and the return MSY-ATL-FLL. I prefer and always look to fly from FLL (and not just because I work for an airline out of FLL), 1st and foremost as I can not stand MIA. Yes FLL has i...Jump to post
I still like flying BA but I feel like they're losing the edge that I would've willingly paid extra for.Jump to post
They don't have much to gain by splitting their operation and going head to head with AA.Jump to post
I didn't realize how much progress they've already made with the 772 refurbishment! Last I checked, only a few had been done. Well done AA! AA announced the lie-flat refurb of the 777s nearly five years ago. 'Well done' is the last comment they should receive. The project has been a complete, multi...Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:The US Presidential jet apparently must be a four holer, other than that I doubt it. Outsize cargo birds maybe...
mercure1 wrote:Just look at website that tracks AA fleet.
https://sites.google.com/site/newameric ... -777-200er
The UK's secretary of state for exiting the European Union has indicated that the country may not have access to EU-US open skies after its departure from the bloc. Asked during a select committee hearing whether the UK would no longer be part of the open-skies agreement post-Brexit, David Davis re...Jump to post
United needs to accept the fact that they are no longer a big fish and do not have the clout to dictate aircraft development. The days when Boeing was willing to whip up a tailor made aircraft - 767-400 - for the then Continental Airlines and Delta Airlines, are long gone. They need to learn to adj...Jump to post
AMS Airport: https://email@example.com,4.7463323,964m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=nl There are a grand total of 14 KLM widebody airframes "parked" (at non-gate ramps space). KLM widebody fleet count: around 65 EK widebody fleet count: around 240 Having around 10 - 20 EK frames parked fo...Jump to post
I know a few people already drove this point home, but SFO is UA's largest MX base and they do a ton of heavy maintenance. They also have the most 777s of any U.S. airline, so AF are in good hands. I was under the impression that the poor reliability on UA, whether perceived or real, wasn't necessar...Jump to post
I think Delta could add a few flights, as they have some flights to Europe from Pittsburgh, Chicago, and so on.Jump to post
I don't really know what people are expecting the article to say.To publicly announce their step by step plan on how they'll regain marketshare from AA? As someone who flies through ORD a lot (mostly on AA right now) I think its pretty exciting that UA wants to step it up. ORD is their largest hub a...Jump to post
There's a joke about AA sending old planes to MIA to die. Not completely true with the 77Ws and A321s now, but you get the idea.
I'm sure the planes will come to MIA at some point, once AA has more, but in the near term, I'm doubtful.
In the meantime, LA is flying the 787 from MIA to SCL.
I understand why Canada has preclearance. But is anyone trying to fly nonstop AMS-MCI or the like? I don't see the point of having it in AMS and I don't know what they would gain to benefit from this.Jump to post
Mods, can you please lock this thread? The site in question still redirects to United.com, there is no reason for this thread to exist. Some people may be interested discussing this topic, including the reasoning and purpose of why UA may or may not decide to do something. You shouldn't recommend t...Jump to post