Looks like the obvious answer has been overlooked - simply not every major European capital can be a profitable long haul hub. There simply isn’t that much demand to support hubs that are so close to one another. This is a matter of geography, not German over Austrian. Vienna, Zurich, Milan, Munich ...Jump to post
The rumors for a second VS flight to LHR are turning to be true. Starting with Summer 2019, it will be a daytime flight to LHR leaving BOS at 8:30am. The inbound will depart LHR at 8:30pm.
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Aliqiout wrote:They are not going to offer a discount to use the new system, they are going to add a fee to use any other payment method.
Yup why invent something when airlines have had UATP. Sounds more like a solution in search of a problem when industry has had the answer for decades already. But UATP seems like a corporate to corporate solution, not a consumer product. Also, not sure how much cheaper it is than what the credit ca...Jump to post
Well, the article talks about the EU banking payment directives designed to liberalize the payments sector in Europe. The airlines are simply one of the industries trying to take advantage of the overall payments sector opening-up.Jump to post
The Financial Times is reporting of an initiative for airlines in Europe to cut credit card fees by teaming up with Deutsche Bank: https://www.ft.com/content/ba33859a-4f1d-11e8-a7a9-37318e776bab "The new system for web-based ticket sales to individual passengers, which does not have a brand nam...Jump to post
American Airlines has launched a cadet academy: www.aacadetacademy.com
Once admitted, you can get a loan from Discover Student Loans
http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... fault.aspx
winginit wrote:VS11 wrote:
Do these numbers include international flights operated on own metal only or with JV included? London being the top international destination out of BOS dominated by OneWorld.
Own metal only.
If AA retains the revenue premium I suspect it has now because it connects BOS specifically to DCA, DFW, and LAX, I doubt a small loss in market share will be critical. Delta only competes on one of those city-pairs (BOS-LAX). It lacks the slots to reenter the DCA shuttle market. And so far there i...Jump to post
Maybe the second statement which I’ve previously thought ridiculous has some water and AS is figuring that out the hard way. If it is the case, these could just be issues that aren’t a problem for airlines that have always operated the bus. But for a brand new operator, is a little surprising. Did ...Jump to post
AA’s demise in BOS is somewhat overstated. Their hubs are in the some of the biggest metros in the country - LAX, ORD, MIA etc... They’ve definitely cut destinations from BOS, but they fly a lot of relatively large narrow bodies frequently, which is how they maintain decent market share, even if th...Jump to post
I don’t see any real downside to IAG buying Norwegian. But I do wonder if it will be part of the JV with American Airlines. Not sure if Aer Lingus is either. But if IAG does not fold LGW-based Norwegian, it will essentially be allowing revenue that would have gone to the JV to go only to IAG. How wo...Jump to post
Folks, let's stick with the topic and avoid politics. Ownership can be worked out even if IAG ends up having less than 50% of BA, and the sale of the VS stake to AF/KL never gets completed. What's crucial I think is the JV situation in a US-UK market - I just don't see how the AA/BA can continue. VS...Jump to post
Financial Times is reporting on US and UK post-Brexit Open Skies negotiations https://www.ft.com/content/9461157c-1f97-11e8-9efc-0cd3483b8b80 "The US is offering Britain a worse “Open Skies” deal after Brexit than it had as an EU member, in a negotiating stance that would badly hit the transatl...Jump to post
Basically, 13% is not insignificant. It's hoteliers and publicans on the costas who will be living with the consequences much more than our tourists would be. It's a big world remember. Our high yielding travellers who are #2 when it comes to longer international trips still have a world of options...Jump to post
Elementalism wrote:Never understood people getting drunk\high and killing animals.
If anybody else cares to go to FR's Investor Relations website, there is a section covering non-EU shareholders,which sets out the procedure if non-EU shareholdings have to be reduced. My understanding (it's quite MEGO-inducing) is that it is last in,first out. What is interesting is that the same ...Jump to post
The idea is that the remote tower wouldn't be collocated with the airport. This idea is many, many years in the future, but a number of remote towers could be housed in the same facility (possibly either an ARTCC or a TRACON). That means that supervisors, tech ops, and other resources could be pool...Jump to post
Here is a great article on the topic at hand:
As a European who regularly goes to the US, it's beyond me why anyone would waste his money to visit Florida when Cuba and certain Asian destinations offer better value for money. If I wanted a beach destination then I would go to California. Southern California is just perfect, especially if your ...Jump to post
Flying out of BOS this morning and just saw the morning BA BOS-LHR depart. Was a 744, though I know they’ve operated the 772 & 789 as well. How does this flight do overall for loads? Does the fact it’s a 744 in winter mean it’s typically a busy flight? I've been on that morning flight three tim...Jump to post
BBC is reporting that according to the Russsian authorities terrorism is unlikely as the plane was intact as it hit the ground.
To me, Alaska to Virgin America is like Microsoft to Apple - the PC Guy vs. the Mac Guy (I am a PC guy myself). Ironically, another Seattle vs. San Francisco "battle". But Apple has become the undisputed consumer electronics leader while Microsoft gave up the entire consumer push despite ...Jump to post
NameOmitted wrote:I think that Alaska as a brand is quite global.
AS was not in a lose-lose situation but they put themselves into it by choosing to stick with the Alaska brand instead of the Virgin brand. Despite the royalties paid to Branson, the Virgin brand and product sells well in the millennial demographics that everyone is after. They just bet on the wron...Jump to post
If VX’ soft product mattered it wouldn’t be blown away by AS’ profit margin, never mind UA Ha, ha! VX was happy (& lucky) to get Jet Blue and Alaska get into a bidding war. Neither of them got into that for the soft product. I can't help but feel bad for AS because they were in what was essenti...Jump to post
I know lots of people here drink the AS kool-aid but in this time and age when airlines are rolling in cash if they have to try and save money from cookies it is only downhill from here. From the article: "Management insisted, though, that cabin crew must still try to save money by handing out ...Jump to post
Southwest isn't the only one doing this.... many other Fortune 500 companies are doing the same as a result of the new tax legislation (which I have my own opinion on but won't get into it here on this forum)
As the result of GOP's corporate tax cut, Southwest has exercised 40 737 Max 8 options. At the same time, carrier has deferred 23 Max 7s (the bulk of its order) by 4 years. Press release https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-ee7fe32b2bf6e2cfc9247ab44f1ce7bb-southwest-airlines-rings-in-the-new-y...Jump to post
neomax wrote:Very well done, fitting sendoff for the Queen of the Skies! You will be missed!
http://news.delta.com/final-day-farewel ... -fond-send
I'm not the only one who noticed this btw. Journalist ranging from Bloomberg to the Daily Mail had similar thoughts. Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5202357/Governments-sectoral-analysis-Brexit-ridiculed.html Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-21/u-k-s-se...Jump to post
And yet the pilot of this flight was lauded a national hero? What a joke. Interestingly, the full report even makes very poor attempt at justification of the pilot in command, who failed to check the C829 circuit breaker in flight prior to gears-up landing and sort-of places the blame on Lot Operat...Jump to post
Some hearing documents/presentations available for viewing courtesy of Leeham: https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/18/boeing-bombardier-delta-square-off-n Thanks for the tip and link. Very interesting submissions by both companies, if one has the time to read and process them. First impression I got is ...Jump to post
In this thread all the Euro's and Canadians are sour that their domestic market sucks and time and time again must sell into the U.S. market to make things work. Yeah, because Boeing only needs to sell to the US carriers and there is never a Boeing plane to be found in Europe, Asia, Africa or Austr...Jump to post
Somethings going on with DY in BOS. Good news BOS-LGW is daily for S18. Possible bad news BOS-CPH/OSL cut ... as of right now but it may be reloaded and sync with the 4x weekly CDG slot. On twitter today, they did post an updated destination map per USA City and BOS still has LGW/CDG/CPH/OSL listed...Jump to post
Even if these are temporary liveries, it is it is a major marketing and branding mess if you want to continue to call yourself Alaska but want to position yourself as the West Coast airline. It is like Hawaiian trying to position itself as the West Coast airline.Jump to post
Another head scratcher by Alaska. I am afraid they have really lost the plot.Jump to post
Did DL ask their FAs for equipment preference? If the majority of the applicable FAs prefer working on the A321 then it is a major factor, everything else being equal.Jump to post
Today the JetBlue board of directors authorized an addition $750 million for stock buyback over the next two years. The last buyback for $500 million was completed recently. Is this a good use of resources for a young, growing company? As this represents over 10% of market cap, the investors should...Jump to post
Here is another website with LGW and LHR movements:
That becomes the fundamental debate in this thread: should the MOM/NMA be an optimized long-narrowbody, like the 757-300 with a new wing/engine, or is it a 7-abreast small widebody. We may get to watch this unfold, if Boeing pursues the small widebody and if Airbus further stretches/re-wings/re-eng...Jump to post
The article is actually very informative. It does argue the two sides - one being the airline is expanding too quickly and that the many new planes ordered are eating its cash and forcing it to find places where to fly them i.e. Argentina. The other side is that the strategy is fine (overpriced and ...Jump to post
This flight should do well I think. Central Mass also has tons of students who could use this flight for connections via JFK. Also, Worcester has bid for the Amazon second HQ and the new ILS along with the B6 JFK flight would definitely go a long way for the bid - airport proximity was a key require...Jump to post
Maybe there won't be a need for a 737/320 replacement. With population growth, increased air traffic and airport congestion, the next step would be using a small widebody - the higher capacity short range plane that the 797 supposedly is (whose EIS was pushed to 2027 per the other thread). The 737/3...Jump to post
Leeham says that the NMA is being pushed back to 2027: https://leehamnews.com/2017/12/04/boeing-moves-eis-target-nma-2027-sources/ Now we have another decade on this thread to speculate! :white: :tombstone: Well, looks like new 767-300s will end up being the most cost effective solution to the whol...Jump to post