My biggest regret in life is that I was born 500 years too early and will miss out on earth's most interesting times. Of course there is always the possibility that in 500 years, there will be no earth. If there are existing alien civilizations capable of interstellar travel, they likely don't even ...Jump to post
Refineries make their money on the crack spread. The cost of fuel itself is more a trivial matter. Good news for refiners is that the crack spread has been widening, so they will earn more on each barrel worked. Crack Spread: A “Quick-and-Dirty” Indicator of Refining Profitability https://stillwate...Jump to post
Regarding the subsidy, it is $560,000 for one year, not per round trip. Who knows how many flights that will be. The subsidy decreases as more tickets get sold. It is part of a 3 year agreement with Chinese tour operator Caissa Touristic. A couple non-aviation entities such as VisitPittsburgh and I...Jump to post
Skywatcher wrote:Somebody is subsidizing these flights....$1,000 round trip sounds way low to me.
https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/04/19/colorado-eco-devo-leaders-offer-big-incentives-to.html This is behind a paywall but the Colorado Economic Development Commission approved $400k in incentives to an unnamed airline to potentially begin a new nonstop to Europe in 2019. The article sa...Jump to post
..................... .................................. Yep, been 2 a day for a while for both BOS/JFK. They are actually doing really well on both routes. I'm assuming they won't increase JFK unless they get more slots. But there is no reason they can't increase BOS to 4 a day. Probably doing it ...Jump to post
Liz Taylor and Richard Burton will turn over in their gravesJump to post
wait....so PMAA never left A? Why not? AA did not keep the gates and does not currently operate out of A. But AA wants as many gates in CLT as possible to both expand and keep competition out. "and keep competition out". IF TRUE (which I doubt), that is an indefensible position for both A...Jump to post
............. Interesting analysis on big pharma. Overall multiple dynamics seem to be at play, from Star and Oneworld's relative strength to the proximity to EWR and the overall smaller economic output in PHL than in NYC, BOS, and WAS......... . The Philadelphia MSA GDP is Greater (not smaller) th...Jump to post
To put things in perspective, this is essentially a 1 person BLOG. Calling it an "Article" is a bit misleading.Jump to post
"Flight records show which Amazon HQ2 cities Jeff Bezos' jet has visited — and which it hasn't" Interesting to speculate but this really doesn't tell anything. Watch for the announcement in November, though. https://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/news/2018/04/24/jeff-bezos-private-jet-fli...Jump to post
bohica wrote:A380MSN004 wrote:Atlantic City => Pass, it's super too far
It's not too far from PHL. Also it's less than 2 hours from EWR.
ryanflyer wrote:Wonder why Omaha-Miami was cancelled. The route seemed to be doing alright when I flew it. Interesting that Omaha just got a Philadelphia flight too that starts in a few weeks.
........................... In reality Philadelphia is a very poor city that's lucky to have a prominent university and a major air hub................ Lucky ?? Benjamin Franklin founded PENN - a "few" years before anet. The major air Hub has little to do with "luck". It has to ...Jump to post
NateGreat wrote:So, will CLT and PHL finally get some 787s?
The Business Insider article may be right for the reason that a broken clock is correct twice a day. However, nothing whatsoever in the article: (1) shows any evidence of Amazon taking steps towards placing a headquarters at that site (i.e. has made a selection); and (2) gives any new information a...Jump to post
How much growth is due to AMTRAK service from Union Stn in DC to BWI? Amtrak may play a big role, but don't forget about access from north of Baltimore, particularly Wilmington, Del., which is a small, but important business center (lots of businesses are incorporated in Delaware ). And, as far as ...Jump to post
Summer should do very well. Winter, they will likely need a few business contracts, or get their act together and join OW. EI should gain significant "home country" support from the expat and large Irish-American community in the Philadelphia metro. The only reason I would fly AA (or any U...Jump to post
haha wow American can't even sustain a hub at the most premium hub in North America... if JFK-Zurich is not sustainable why does AA even serve JFK at all? Their constant decline at NYC makes no strategic sense DL must be so happy i suspect AA will give away LAX to DL as well not happening. AA has m...Jump to post
American is obviously restructuring their network to concentrate on achieving the highest margins possible. Why swim in a huge pool of sharks for a small gobble of food, when you can have a pool almost to yourself. IMO, a smart, unorthodox move for the airline industry - Very Parkerish. No one on an...Jump to post
EI looking for North America Route INVESTOR partnerships:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/aer-ling ... rk-pilling
............................. PHL: AMS, DUB, LHR, MAN, MAD, MUC, CDG, FCO, ZRH Seasonal: ATH, BCN, FRA, GLA, LIS, PRG, SNN, VCE ............................ Seasonal: ATH, BCN,<BUD>, FRA, GLA, LIS, PRG, SNN, VCE Actually the most surprising PHL Add (versus JFK), although not T/A, is Year Round MEX.Jump to post
I agree, that having any of the London airports would be ideal, preferably LHR. BA started AUS-LHR with a 787. It did so well, they changed to to a 777. A BA 787 PIT-LHR should work. I was very disappointed when DL cancelled the NW 787 orders. Always thought daily 787 PIT-CDG would do well with thi...Jump to post
He could decide to take on the challenges of growing a (relatively) small existing carrier as CEO, such as Siegel (USAir) did at Frontier. I really don't think Parker could ever "retire", he's too hyped up with the typical God complex of a major industry CEO. Depending on when Parker steps...Jump to post
BOS-CDG is gone and I feel will not come back. Too much competition on the route for AA to handle and I believe not worth it for them - AF, DL and 6F. I believe AA is using that aircraft to PHL-BUD. But in retrospect, there has always been a talk in the BOS forum how long the AAE routes are going t...Jump to post
Come on MAH4546 - are you hiding?? What's your read on this addition. Is there enough Jersey/Philadelphia region O&D + connections, competing with existing NYC services, to support this flight year round? IMO, AA will likely cancel CLT-MEX and drive those connections through PHL. I'm not convinc...Jump to post
Forget about the science based probability theories, just watch the entire X-Files series. That's what's really happening today and Crump is One. Once found out, they 'll be nothing left but green goo on the floor of the House AND his last words will be "This (aliens among us) is Fake news"...Jump to post
The new seasonal additions plus the ZRH route (moving from JFK) were announced a while back. PHL was the primary gateway to Europe for USAirways pre-merger and much of that route map is essentially legacy USAirways. The only real change is the deployment of LAA 767-300ER's for the ZRH, BUD, and PRG...Jump to post
When I see threads like this, I remember US Airways CEO David Siegel's famous statement when Southwest first entered PHL in 2004: "Southwest is coming to kill us."Jump to post
OslPhlWasChi wrote:acentauri wrote:.......................
CDG: AA, DL
DL is not bringing back CDG seasonal service to PHL.
I assume "RKV: ICE" = KEF: FI.
Really, except for the lack of more foreign carriers - afterall PHL is an AA International Hub, why is this list of 2018 PHL Destinations (excluding Caribbean) not impressive: LHR : AA, BA MAN: AA GLA: AA DUB: AA, EI SNN: AA FRA: AA, LH MUC: AA CDG: AA, DL FCO: AA VCE: AA MAD: AA AMS: AA BCN: AA ZRH...Jump to post
Looks like AA isn't taking too kindly to F9, and is undercutting F9 by selling $48 one-way on IND-PHL. For those that don't know AA usually sells those flights at $500+ one-way. So, I don't see F9 staying on this route if AA prices like this. http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/allegiant-adds-new-...Jump to post
Steal ALVIN. Fit with cold weather gear, food and a portable toilet. Sink and remain at -12000 Ft for 2 Days after the impact. Surface and hope for the best.Jump to post
Not sure how this would play into this, but isn't Philadelphia still on the shortlist for Amazon's HQ2? This could be a way of bolstering the city's bid. HQ2 is going to be in a state with low or no taxes, not a high tax location like philly. North West Dallas/Fort Worth is a good bet... The Easter...Jump to post
How will PHL work for them when DL could not even make it work? AA will not let them succeed in PHL-LGW. DL never flew PHL-LGW. Regarding PHL-LHR; IMO (and many others), DL never had any intention of making PHL-LHR a viable network route. They just wanted the slot pair from the EU mandated AA-US me...Jump to post
Philadelphia has the 3rd largest Jamaican population in the US (after NYC and Miami) and 4th largest Haitian population (after NYC, Miami, and Boston) so I would speculate that KIN and PAP would probably work. Philadelphia has the 5th largest Trinidadian population and could also draw from Maryland...Jump to post
.................................... I think that, in a network carrier such as American and United, 12 J seats on a daily basis and 100 Y seats (maybe actually 8-12 seats of true Economy plus) will make this a great plane from secondary hubs (that are primary cities such as PHL, BOS, etc) to secon...Jump to post
El Al does not exist to serve populations of "Jews." I'd bet most of their U.S. originating traffic is probably Christians going on vacation. Philadelphia-Tel Aviv is not a large local market. It was artificially inflated by US Airways entering the market, and is not a market service gap....Jump to post
..................... Personal opinion on PHL is that they would probably get a flight to East Asia soon. Remember, BOS TPAC are all fairly recent (NRT is only since 2012, HKG since 2014, PEK since 2014, and PVG since 2015), just give it some time as more right-sized plane (Namely, 787 or A350) com...Jump to post
Freshside3 wrote:ORD definitely has a larger Jewish population than SFO.......not by all that much, but it's still more than SFO...........
Aer Lingus is an intriguing suggestion. They already serve a secondary market in the US, BDL, and are starting PHL in March 2018. They also serve over an additional 100 destinations across the world through codeshare and interline agreements with Air Canada, British Airways, Etihad Airways, Flybe, ...Jump to post