Timidity. What's the problem with Hawaii? 738 ETOPS? BFD. How many carriers are running 737NGs with 180 ETOPS today? It's the same as it taking twenty years after the implementation of NAFTA for Southwest to discover Mexico. For 12 months ending 9/2017, there were more air arrivals to the U.S. from...Jump to post
chrisp390 wrote:What is the difficulty with Canada?
SYR is a prime example of why the non-usage of CUTE at most US airports leads to ridiculously poor gate utilization at many non-hub airports, and a perceived lack of gates, when in fact most of them sit empty for most of the day. CUTE wouldn’t lead to any better utilization. It might or might not l...Jump to post
Wouldnt it be cheaper to pave the runways? As you have probably figured out, cost is not one of the major issues when regarding the movement of supplies around the arctic. But, as noted above, paving the runways at some locations is not an option. The issue is not just the temperatures encountered ...Jump to post
Thanks as usual enilria AA DFW-SJU OCT 1.9>1.0 NOV 2.0>1.0 DEC 2>1.4 AA MIA-SJU OCT 6>5 NOV 7>5 DEC 7>6 AA ORD-SJU OCT 0.9>0.5 AA PHL-SJU OCT 1.9>1.0 NOV 2.0>1.1 DEC 3>1.9 a lot of cuts to SJU. I guess adding back capacity is not going too great AA JFK-ANU NOV 0.7>0.1 DEC 0.8>0.5 AA JFK-BDA OCT 1.8...Jump to post
Is UA ORD-YQB a seasonal or permanent drop? I would imagine that route wouldn't have too much winter demand. I thought YQB-ORD has been summer seasonal for several years. Maybe UA loaded it for winter 2018 to test it out and decided it wasn’t working. They are though bringing YQB-EWR back up to 3x ...Jump to post
adamblang wrote:Dominion301 wrote:I wonder whether UA are doing someone a favour again?
Weekend-only winter seasonal routes from cold places to warm places are pretty normal.
I'd be ok with it if this improved service, but too many airport personnel are not working as fast as private sector employees. Disagree? Show me the benchmarks Lightsaber That's not how it works, if you bring up a fact it's your responsibility to prove it. Asking everyone else to disprove it makes...Jump to post
Good day all! With the AC mainlines fleet of A330's now receiving the new long-haul cabin similar to that of the 777 and 787, and with the 320 and E190 ont the way out, I'm curious as to when and if their regional fleet will undergo some type of refresh. Many E175's, RJ's and Q400's have been repai...Jump to post
I wonder whether UA are doing someone a favour again?Jump to post
Everyone is deposing of the ERJ-190/195’s. It is going to be hard to sell the latest model with the previous model not doing well. Not true. I love it when people make personal assumptions without real facts to support them. Of the total of 748 E190 / 195 produced since 2004, 685 are still in opera...Jump to post
I don't know how they are supposed to negotiate good prices on a Q400 when they openly declare that the Q400 is the only plane they are interested in. Flybe have stated that they've no intention to submit a new aircraft order so I guess this isn't too important, and given that Flybe are one of the ...Jump to post
Poor example since there are piston engines burning jet-A. From wikipedia : A jet engine is a reaction engine discharging a fast-moving jet that generates thrust by jet propulsion. So jet means jet propulsion => turboprops don't power aircraft that way. True and some piston aircraft run on diesel, ...Jump to post
The troubling thing with how this Cal Pac thing has (hasn't, really) happened is that it's given other would-be startups a bigger hurdle. What aircraft manufacturer wants to waste sales resources on an outfit that can't get their act together? Or other vendors? Airports? Et al... Vallas has had a h...Jump to post
This article from four years ago mentions airlines from North America, South America and Asia. I think Aero Mexico and Avianca have started since then as have Capital Airlines and Hainan. I can't imagine what other North American airlines could or would want to operate into LHR? Either because they...Jump to post
YOW's April numbers are out and they're rather disappointing. I'm guessing a lot of seasonal sun routes were ended earlier this year than in 2017. Sector / Apr-17 / Apr-18 / % Change Dom: 295,104 / 300,802 / +1.9% TB: 59,098 / 60,445 / +2.3% Int'l: 34,132 / 28,134 / -17.6% TTL: 388,334 / 389,381 / +...Jump to post
Some of the routes to be served by the types next winter have been announced: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278593/air-transat-files-new-a320321-routes-in-w18/ Evidently there will be more than YOW-PUJ 1x weekly for the 320. In fact, that's actually not replacing a 738, but is a...Jump to post
YEG's numbers for April are out and they're really good: Sector / 2018 / 2017 / % Change Domestic 492,889 / 461,704 (1,868,939 Year-to-date +5.9%) Transborder 90,367 / 86,993 / +3.9% (364,503 Year-to-date +5.5%) International 54,916 / 55,809 / -1.6% (237,076 Year-to-date +5.1%) Total: 638,172 / 604,...Jump to post
That's really cool longhauler.
The only other aircraft that had the same gravel runway / cargo hauling / combi config capabilities as the 732C was the 727-100C. I flew 7F's 721s quite a few times. I also flew 7F's the worlds only 722F / C-GXFA (a converted ex-AC bird to boot) a couple of time.
YYZ Q1 2018 11,330,493 +6.3% Here's YYZ's Q1 2018 vs. Q1 2017 breakdown and % change Domestic: 3,736,714 / 3,603,736 / +3.7% Transborder: 3,240,082 / 3,041,432 / +6.5% International: 4,353,082 / 4,011,434 / +8.5% Total Pax: 11,330,493 (as noted by Thenoflyzone above) / 10,656,602 / +6.3% If this gr...Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:This would make for an awesome movie.
The gravel version of the 737-200 was designed in the 1960s for very specific purposes. In those days it was not all that uncommon to encounter a runway with an irregular surface. 50 years later, those purposes are all but eliminated ... except in Canada's arctic. Because of the unique characterist...Jump to post
The DTW-ROC is indeed odd, but here's what I found, it is 4 daily until Nov 3rd, then 3 daily (Saturday), then nothing at all from Nov 4th thru the 20th of December, where 3 Daily resumes. Completely misses Thanksgiving and the first part of the Xmas rush. Back up to 4 Daily except Saturdays from 1...Jump to post
It may seem counter intuitive, but it's actually beneficial using older, out of production aircraft. These operations often have relatively low utilisation, so the lower lease rates are financially appealing. Plus the insurance costs on flying a brand new hull into a marginal gravel strip without a...Jump to post
Wow so cool! By far my favorite and the sexiest 737 in my opinion. Does anyone know the stats on how many 732’s are still active today for pax ops? Canadian North, Air Inuit, Nolinor, Air North, I assume a few other northern Canada airlines. You will also find a few down in Mexico, the Bahamas and ...Jump to post
Of course you and I know about their espionage, the corporate culture that went down the shits when it became more about the shareholder and less about the company/people/culture. This could explain in a nutshell why there are so many WN loyalists out there...while there have been a lot of corporat...Jump to post
Nobody strikes to hurt the passengers. They strike because they have exhausted all other options. That's how I see this chain of events. The Westjet pilots don't want to strike. They don't want anything outlandish, they just want the opportunity to negotiate. It appears that option has been continu...Jump to post
Assuming Encore pilots are separate from mainline, other than wet leasing every available spare 737 out there from the likes of Air North, Canadian North, First Air, etc., how? I doubt wet leasing will be much of an option. Air Transat, Canadian North, and First Air are all fellow ALPA groups. It’s...Jump to post
KLM aside and BA aside, among the major European carriers, it’s rather ironic that the ULCCs have the best/most expensive/eye catching liveries out there, while the “full service” carriers are the ones with the cheap looking/bland Eurowhite and often amateurish liveries, most of whom having ruined t...Jump to post
Are Encore pilots separate from the mainline group? That's a good question. From the article: The airline will try to operate if there is a full strike, he said. Assuming Encore pilots are separate from mainline, other than wet leasing every available spare 737 out there from the likes of Air North...Jump to post
MileHFL400 wrote:Gosh I wish we got this bird instead of their boring old livery A330’s in Nairobi!
LX015 wrote:With so much white, it looks like a wet lease temporary re-paint.
Interesting, I vaguely remember Skyservice serving YYZ-PMI with either an A330 or 757, can't remember. I'm assuming this will be an A321LR route for Transat if it is true. Transat recently revealed its Winter 2018/19 program and it is essentially the same as last year, I think a grand total of 10-1...Jump to post
Ten years ago, who would have ever thought that the labour relations tables between AC staff and management would be vastly better than at WS.
I think WS’ FAs unionizing is now a question of when and not if.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet-customers-rivals-recordings-apology-1.4651995 WestJet is shelving a tactic that asked frequent flyers to record in-flight service aboard the airline and its rivals — a strategy union officials condemned as "unacceptable," warning that secret taping o...Jump to post
Transport Canada have just reinstated West Wind's certificate, thereby permitting them to restart operations: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/t ... 85571.htmlJump to post
At this point people would claim everything that has a straight line near the tail a Qantas ripoff lmao Idk how much it'll work out for them, but the interiors are spectacular! The livery is amazing too. FINALLY SOMEONE KNOWS HOW TO REBRAND!!! It's a cool tail with the same old WestJet Eurowhite fu...Jump to post
I wonder how many new aircraft were delivered from the Obama-era order?
I guess this means Iran Aseman's pax carrying 727s will live on for a while yet.
Also nice to see the increased demand has resulted into hanging onto some 727s for a bit longer than originally planned.Jump to post
YWG was up 2.94% in the first quarter according to the WAA: http://www.waa.ca/media/news/article/772/winnipeg-airports-authority-inc-2018-first-quarter-results-unaudited No actual numbers yet. Manual calculations put it at 1,041,399 (1,011,656) + 2.94% Despite what that press release said, YWG have...Jump to post
Chicago MSA population: 9,472,676 Toronto GTA population: 6,417,516 So Chicago is bigger but not almost twice as big. Interesting Wikipedia only has Urban Metro population as 5.1M-5.9M - has population had a big increase since that page was updated? Perhaps GTA uses a much larger area for their pop...Jump to post
Why does YYC have so many more passengers than YEG? They have similar populations and income levels. YYC has two hubs whereas YEG has two focus cities. That just leads to the question why does YYC have two hubs whereas YEG has zero? One word: location. It’s the same reason why YOW with virtually th...Jump to post
2018 (2017) % YEG - 1,832,346 (1,730,883) +5,9% YFC - +12% YUL - 4,386,841 (4,100,153) +7% YVR - 5,857,718 (5,351,795) +9,5% YWG - 1,041,399 (1,011,656) + 2.94% - unconfirmed YYC - 3,969,466 (3,748,757) +5,9% YYJ - 443,003 (421,803) +5% YYZ - 11,330,493 (10,658,977) +6.3% Don’t forget YOW’s numbers...Jump to post