One airline should not be allowed to control 18 of 20 gates at a major airport in a major city. This is why we have antitrust laws and the FTC. WN can effectively charge whatever they want for the flights they're running at DAL with no competition. What on earth are the regulators doing?Jump to post
I mean, it's not the *worst* idea I've ever heard. But how many A380s does Airbus have completed that they have control of? And of those, how many have seats in them? But your larger point is a good one: between all the aero operators in the US, Canada, and Mexico, there's got to be enough a) goodw...Jump to post
Every order that extends the backorder helps to extend the life of the program. I just don't see how adding 61 seats per flight does much for routes that currently have 3 daily 77W's on them. That's just adding 122 additional seats per day which is just a little over 1/3 the capacity of one 77W. Ad...Jump to post
I mean, it's not the *worst* idea I've ever heard. But how many A380s does Airbus have completed that they have control of? And of those, how many have seats in them? But your larger point is a good one: between all the aero operators in the US, Canada, and Mexico, there's got to be enough a) goodwi...Jump to post
Noise wrote:Big news coming out of Montreal
https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2017-08 ... nouncement
He will not be viewed as unpatriotic if he doesn't buy Boeing. Airbus makes great aircraft and you need American workers to support those aircraft. Yes he will...by me, at least. American companies have an obligation to purchase American products unless it's absurdly fiscally irresponsible not to. ...Jump to post
skywaymanaz wrote:727LOVER wrote:New Haven/Bridgeport Regional Airport
Yale could use an international airport.
...If Guam still exists on October 29, that is.Jump to post
I can just imagine the investor pitch.... "It'll be just like Independence Air but we'll succeed where they failed because we'll be using the exact same airframes, just 15 years older! We're saving so much in depreciation!" I'm relatively young, so I wasn't around for the demise of giants...Jump to post
The question is, why do they even need new designations? Right now the name 737 is associated with a small, short-haul, high-cycle people mover. The world will always have a need for this type of aircraft. Why not keep naming Boeing's 100-180 seat aircraft the 737, even after a clean-sheet design? S...Jump to post
Unpopular opinions incoming... I think in the long run Alaska Airlines is going to regret their name. I understand they started in Alaska and they do a lot of business to and from Alaska, but as they expand I think they're going to regret it. Why on earth would a potential customer from Texas or Ill...Jump to post
readytotaxi wrote:Now which airline would be brave enough to revert to the old cruise liner labelling,
Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out? You keep a spare car? Nope, but when I have obligations to fulfill (i.e. paying customers who are depending on me, especially in a situation of this magnitude) there are agencies from which I can rent one, and so I...Jump to post
Delta needs the old wavy gravy tail back. No. Deltaflot looked like an 8th grader's Intro to Graphic Design homework. It was a mish-mash of a dated font and a way-too-common tail scheme, plus it seemed to pick up dirt and thus draw attention to DL's aging fleet. Delta's current livery is simple, cl...Jump to post
So QF can transport a single can of beer by itself with no issues, but UA can't transport a $40,000 wheelchair without wrecking it.
Jesus Christ, United. Flying while disabled is a total nightmare to begin with, and you make it a thousand times worse by destroying a mobility device someone depends on? (And for those upthread quibbling with use of the word "destroyed," if it's unusable, it's destroyed.) They didn't just...Jump to post
Spirit's brand is marketing napalm at this point. I've literally never heard any of my contacts say anything positive about NK, but on several occasions I've seen people ask on social media whether they should fly NK and the response is a resounding NO. NK is the kind of airline you fly once, deeply...Jump to post
It's 23:10L (03:10Z). AAL398 JFK-SEA, a Boeing 737-823 N981NN is passing a little south of me.
LOT Flight 4, ORD-WAW, a 788 SP-LRB passed over a few minutes ago.
Revelation wrote:I guess the world needs only so many A380s for transporting peoples to their pilgrimages and MAS has cornered that market?
Two thoughts... 1. As I understand it, right now everyone's supposed to put all their electronics with lithium batteries in their carryon luggage specifically so they can be monitored for smoke/fire. Forcing everyone to put them in the cargo hold strikes me as bassackwards. 2. Is it too much to hope...Jump to post
AA is flying and heavily marketing their DCA-LAN flight. This was my first question when I read about AA launching GRR-DCA. This is going to cannibalize the bejesus out of DCA-LAN, which has never been a particularly solid route to begin with (although maybe I'm still stuck on Independence's ill-fa...Jump to post
Then after July 1 try and find a set that still has native sabre on it and report back.. It is all going to be that garbage QIK system. There will still be plenty of sets that have Sabre on it, just those that have a reason to be there for FOS work. QIK makes it a lot easier for agents to remember ...Jump to post
Has she not heard of her own city's cult burger chain? Thank you! ....and In-n-Out is almost as disgusting as this burger looks, too. I have never, Never, EVER understood the hype that this place puts on such a shitty chain sandwich. Fimme Fatburger or Big Boy, any day. Agreed. I really think its t...Jump to post
This just means there will be more crew deadheading from MSP to LAX/SEA, so more opportunities for paying passengers to be dragged off the plane by law enforcement. /duck Actually just the opposite. If they're based out of MSP and fly out of LAX or SEA, than they have to be deadheaded. This is wher...Jump to post
This just means there will be more crew deadheading from MSP to LAX/SEA, so more opportunities for paying passengers to be dragged off the plane by law enforcement.
F9Animal wrote:ROSWELL41 wrote:F9Animal wrote:
I agree! I just think the police handled it so wrong, and major training needs to be done on the officer who hit him. He didn't deserve that, and I think most of us agree it could have been handled differently.
The parents paid a fee to Ryanair with the understanding that their family (including the baby) would be transported to their destination in a timely fashion. They weren't, and that's on Ryanair. Pay up, dudes.Jump to post
To me, the issue isn't whether the dress code is appropriate or not, it's about how to handle the situation. As an executive, I would not be happy with the publicity about this. Right, wrong or otherwise, this is not a good look. The general public doesn't care about non-rev and dress codes - all t...Jump to post
The Washington Post has picked it up...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-g ... 223cf7724b
My Twitter feed is blowing up right now because of this story: @shannonrwatts: 1) A @united gate agent isn't letting girls in leggings get on flight from Denver to Minneapolis because spandex is not allowed? 2) She's forcing them to change or put dresses on over leggings or they can't board. Since w...Jump to post
Per Fox News's Jennifer Griffin, the ban only applies for the next 96 hours. They must have (what the administration views as) a credible threat of some kind.
https://twitter.com/JenGriffinFNC/statu ... 1926223874
As alluded to above though, it's interesting that AA serves Coca-Cola, but not Sprite, opting for Sierra Mist (a PepsiCo product) instead. Prior to the US merger AA did serve both Coke and Pepsi, as well as both Sprite and Sierra Mist. After AA merged with US, since AA was under contract with both ...Jump to post
I don't know that I'm necessarily in favor of eliminating the program altogether, but when an airport like the one in my hometown (MKG), 45 minutes from GRR, gets an EAS subsidy there's something wrong with the selection criteria. Scale it back and fix the selection criteria, and go from there.Jump to post
GRR says hi. (I mean, it's on the other side of the field from the terminal, but it's there.)Jump to post
"...commitment to updating its fleet" by retiring planes a) that they were going to retire anyway, and b) are 30 years old and should have been retired a long time ago anyway. Some of Delta's A320s are just as old. I suppose you're calling for their retirement, too? The average age of the...Jump to post
US airline management is probably the most incompetent in the world. Slogan of USA airline CEOs should be, "hold my beer, watch this route (ONT-IND), is pure gold. No offense to ONT and IND, but USA airlines are incompetent and poorly run, for the most part (too bad AS and the few good airline...Jump to post
davescj wrote:Would this not put a damper on any possible expansion plans? That is a large number of aircraft to be taking out of the fleet. At some point, they will need to be replaced if DL wants to expand routes and frequencies.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/michigan-state-police-helicopter-three-airliners-hit-with-lasers-friday In separate incidents, three airliners in Metro Airport airspace were hit by lasers. The airlines they belong to were not disclosed. In another incident, the MSP's own helicopter, Trooper 2, was also hit...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Peach and Vanilla merge to form delicate pastry dessert.
You'll never see a transatlantic flight out of Flint. Flint is a dying town, and international service on several majors is available just a short hop down I-75 at DTW. As for Detroit, there's absolutely room for competition from DY. Skyteam has a virtual monopoly on transatlantic service save for a...Jump to post
There wouldn't be any point to trademarking them as a) there are already IATA/ICAO regulations on who can use them and what they can use them for, and b) they're not customer-facing. Ask the average (non-a.net-member) flyer what American Airlines's code is and they'll look at you like you have three...Jump to post
There are definitely a lot of cities currently receiving EAS subsidies that definitely <i>don't</i> need to be in the program due to their proximity to other airports with commercial service. My hometown airport, MKG, is one such example, having fallen into the EAS system in 2009 when Mesaba, the s...Jump to post
The merger's been what, 6-7 years ago, and I still do a double-take every time I see United titles on what should be a CO aircraft. It just looks *weird*. And lazy. Mostly lazy. UA's defenders keep pointing out the new little touches they're rolling out to extend the brand (didn't they recently add ...Jump to post
PHX confiscates a lot of guns also. Arizona is a concealed carry state and you do not need a permit. Most people simply forget they had the gun in thier bag or purse. Most are allowed to return to thier vehicle and put it there. If you're the kind of person who "forgets" that you have a d...Jump to post