SBN (South Bend, IN) At the present time AA doesn't serve SBN, in the past American Eagle served SBN-ORD up to 8 times a day and SBN-BNA 3 times a day. USAir served mainline from DAY and PIT at various times and Expres from IND. I flew to SBN on DL and it was full both ways (ATL-SBN and SBN-DTW). I...Jump to post
You get what you pay for.
Surprised QR hasn't offered to 'step in'.
In the "might be able to support a daily E75 to DFW" bucket already served by AA in some way: MLB, GNV, DAB, PVD, BUF, ALB, ROC, SYR, MHT, BUR, LGB, OAK, BFL. Unserved by AA: MSO, FCA, CSG, TCL, LNK*, FOE. *probably the market I'm most surprised to see AA not serve. LNK surprises me too. ...Jump to post
Do Europeans complain about everything?
The USA makes up about 40% of departures per day globally. It should be no surprise that it makes up a large percentage of the content as well. Other large markets like China are engineered and controlled by a regulator, so there isn't much to discuss.
The regional air 'system' of outsourced flying doesn't exist anywhere in the world near the scope it does in the USA. The 1500 hour rule does a good job forcing it out and should continue to exist.Jump to post
On a side note, does anyone think this project is feasible? I have a friend who recently left Boeing to join this company and has flooded my inbox with opportunities for me to apply. I almost get the sense that this will not ever takeoff and that Boom will either fold, be absorbed, or specialize in...Jump to post
A nickname born out of a stereotype, therefore still one. I just wanted to point this out, do with it as you please, but now we're getting off topic. A stereotype is a negatively implied adjective or verb. "jungle" is neither, merely an association with Brazil's geography in the Amazon. Y...Jump to post
Sorry for specifically calling you out, but Jungle Jets is a condescending stereotype. Just call them Embraers or E-Jets. Do you know what a stereotype is? 'Jungle Jet' is a nickname. A nickname born out of a stereotype, therefore still one. I just wanted to point this out, do with it as you please...Jump to post
The 787-10 could handle any existing TATL and South American flight AA operates. Push the 777/788/789 to the pacific and the 78J could do the rest.Jump to post
They are totally dominating 80-120 seats. I don't know the orders for 190-195 E2, but I have the feeling they are ok against the CS100. How do you say that? E2 jets: E75-E2: total 100 all for Skywest. I don't see where OO will fly these. E90-E2: total 68. 5 of these are doubtful. E95-E2: total 65 T...Jump to post
I like this FR/Norwegian battle.Jump to post
The A338NEO unfortunately has got only one customer so far i.e. Hawaiian hence its future is headed down the same path as the A358. If however, AA really pushed Airbus hard and knowing that the latter is desperate to boost the A338NEO viability to future customers, AA can manage to squeeze 28 A338s...Jump to post
You'll all love this anna.aero article: http://www.anna.aero/2017/09/13/kansas-city-becomes-the-largest-unserved-market-in-the-us-from-europe MCI now "largest unserved US market from Europe". Discuss :stirthepot: Kansas City has only had one scheduled TATL flight in history that I know of...Jump to post
AA's international route network has rather short routes (LATAM and TATL). No need for the A350's range at this stage.Jump to post
I honestly feel bad for MCI frequent flyers, they deserve better than the monstrosity that is MCI, I hope this passes... It's funny -- among more than a few KC'ers the peculiar terminal is a point of pride. And the short curb-to-gate walk is almost a religious tenet, though it's not much benefit un...Jump to post
Kansas just needs to build an airport on their side and be done with this. Agreed. Missouri has devolved into a ridiculous bureaucratic mess. They can't spend any money without putting it to vote. The city doesn't even control alot of it's own affairs as the state has taken some (Police/Fire) away ...Jump to post
Air travel is a commodity. We are experiencing too much capacity in the international markets.Jump to post
AA has 58 options that could become firm if they drop the A350 order.Jump to post
There are 28,000 pilots flying for regionals right now, more than all the legacies combined. AA has around 14,500 on their list, DL has 14,200 and UA has 12,700. WN, while not a legacy, has 8,600. So way more than 28,000 at the big 4 Should have been more specific. We were talking about retirements...Jump to post
Well considering the fact this will be an NTA based trip with polaris service means the smallest aircraft company will run on the route is the 75B. KEF is largely tourism dominated. I think Hawaii like 737 service would be more appropriate. The company thinks differently. Under the sub CO contract ...Jump to post
Looks like Ryanair is out in the cold ? Not really. The real prize is getting GDS interline going. Direct sales like this are nice but not really the end game here. To date, no one has actually done that yet. Also this isn't real interline, it uses Gatwick connects. This is just selling multiple on...Jump to post
Fun little bump in travel last week from PHX on DL. I was scheduled to go PHX->SEA (E175)->ICN (767)->HAN (VE A359). The 7:15 to Seattle out of here kept getting bumped by 5 mins, then 15, then 20, etc. Seeing this game before, I started hovering about 20 feet from the podium and then I saw a very ...Jump to post
DL/AA/UA/AS/WN should lobby congress for immediate visa for all these pilots to US! Why? None of them have FAA ATP's or FAA type ratings. There is no shortage of pilots applying to the legacies, they have thousands upon thousands of applicants. You know it's the same thousands and thousands at ever...Jump to post
Nope KEF is an international route so smallest aircraft it would see is the 75B and yes the 737s are ETOPS. What does that have to do with anything? There are plenty of international destinations flown with a 737 and KEF is within range of EWR Well considering the fact this will be an NTA based tri...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:DL/AA/UA/AS/WN should lobby congress for immediate visa for all these pilots to US!
Just remember with all the excitement, unless they are growing their overall fleet size or somehow increasing utilization, this "growth" comes at the loss of something else. New routes always get big headlines whereas reductions drift quietly away. UA is still working on ExUA and ExCON co...Jump to post
Could KEF see the 737? UA has ETOPs on the 73 correct?Jump to post
'sick strike' = pilots interviewing at other airlines.
QR and Easyjet are holding interviews in Berlin, no registration necessary.
https://www.austrianwings.info/2017/08/ ... n-piloten/
Airberlin 2017 per 100km:
I'm glad. Far too much TATL capacity as is.
We don't need zombie airlines dropping fares just to get enough revenue to bleed a slow death and harm everyone else.
None of us are working at UA in strategic management, legal, or fleet planning so we have no idea what the contracts look like or what clauses are in there. Instead we have a group of internet wanna-be CEOs who bang away on a keyboard acting like they have intimate knowledge of each clause of the p...Jump to post
CFM565A1 wrote:Junk, but my opinion of the airline doesn't really allow me to think otherwise
The training and experience required to be an airline pilot is quite different from country to country. Some countries only require 190 hours of experience in light piston aircraft to fly an Airliner, others like the USA require 1,500 hours, an ATP along with a CTP course and a full PIC type rating...Jump to post
I can't help but think the -1000 might be better for future growth. The 359 might fit the bill "right now" but the higher CASM on comparable trip costs won't help down the road.Jump to post
Unfortunately people's memories are short.
Goodwill buys 15 seconds of fame, PR fiascos buy 15 years.
Evidence of safety violations? The world is multi cultural as is US. No one complains about all the tech employees imported here to Seattle, but somehow air crews can't be sourced world wide? The training and experience required to be an airline pilot is quite different from country to country. Som...Jump to post
Most airliners already virtually fly themselves. It's not much of a stretch to have pilotless airliners. It'll start with cargo but airlines won't be far behind. Considering pilots are the primary cause of 80% of airline accidents...we could save a lot of lives keeping them out of the cockpit. Thes...Jump to post
Cancelling the A350 and ordering 787 instead, does cost extra money. Converting to A321neo seems possible, but AA has already 100 A321neo on order and 310 options. Converting to A330neo could be, but only 9 A330-300 are getting old and other frames would than have to replace 767. Looking at single ...Jump to post
Norwegian 12 month share price -37% Ryanair 12 month share price +43% EasyJet 12 month share price +11% IAG 12 month share price +63% Investors aren't impressed. Don't bring facts into this! Share prices are "facts"?!?!? Bwahahahaha! While they may have (too much) real-world influence, sh...Jump to post
As an aside: As we evolve to self driving cars in the next 10 years, the demand for short haul regional fights will further disappear, unless someone can assure me that we can do away with all airport security and we can revert to arriving at the airport, checking in and walking up to the aircraft ...Jump to post
Already mentioned in a different thread and just a way for MOL to get free publicity. Nothing to take seriously. This is the one time I hope MOL is right. There is absolutely no need for the Norwegian operation existing with its shell game staffing and desire to operate at the edge of the safety en...Jump to post
The competition from Norwegian is causing this. However, DY's planes are still 45t lighter. As for the Heathrow fleet, the 3-class 772s (but not the 4-class 772 or any of the 77Ws, which are all 4-class) are also scheduled for a 3-4-3 retrofit in Y (the 4-class planes will remain 3-3-3). As for the...Jump to post
dc10lover wrote:Why not "all" QX pilots try to work for OO and let OO do all the E175 flying.