$750m is a lot of money that could be used to buy new airplanes, pay crew a better salary, refurbish some A320s... But hey, the rich get richer. And then people wonder why airlines like Jetblue are voting for Unions... Stock buybacks have nothing to do with wages, working conditions or anything you...Jump to post
Bet it's not over.Jump to post
dashdrvr wrote:Super80Fan wrote:Are we supposed to congratulate airlines for doing what they are supposed to do?
Thank you sir for stating what apparently isn't obvious to most in this thread. We pay $ to arrive at a particular time not somewhere near there.
I have been a top tier flyer with DL (NW before the merger) for the last 14 years. In all that time flying around 100-175K per year I have had a grand total of 2 flights cancelled. Both because of weather. And both--oddly--from Omaha. The latest delay was four hours because of mechanical inbound. I...Jump to post
I have been a top tier flyer with DL (NW before the merger) for the last 14 years. In all that time flying around 100-175K per year I have had a grand total of 2 flights cancelled. Both because of weather. And both--oddly--from Omaha. The latest delay was four hours because of mechanical inbound. I ...Jump to post
CM TPA-PTY JUL 0.6>0.8 AUG 0.6>1.0 This is welcome news. Slow but steady development -- along with LH moving to a higher J mainline configuration, TPA's international air service development is paying off. I was surprised. Seems like these passengers are primarily going to Orlando from what I deduc...Jump to post
I would rate them about that. DL is a tad better than AA and UA. But not by much and both AA and UA are pretty darn close. My rating with about 175K BIS annually.Jump to post
Calling barney captain. barney captain...Jump to post
Everybody agrees that the C-series is a good aircraft. This is why Airbus bought it and is planning on shutting it down. They want to retard the development of global competitors as much as possible. Once the market is fully retarded, Airbus and Boeing will have achieved their goal together. This. ...Jump to post
I don't need to do that. I go there. Do you?Jump to post
PI4EVER wrote:many still don't understand you can't just book a flight and fly off to Cuba just because you have a passport. "
kjeld0d wrote:TVNWZ wrote:I always stay at Casa Particulars anyway,
I prefer Casa de Norovirus
Yes, service to other cities was always problematic. I was speaking of Havana My flights TPAHAV have always been full on WN. And overrun with Americans.Jump to post
It was interesting while it lasted..... You might get that back when the Trump gets toppled. In the meantime, the rest of us can enjoy our Cuban holidays. Didn't sound like we were missing much... The embarrassing lack of demand would tend to agree There was plenty of demand last month when I was t...Jump to post
I always stay at Casa Particulars anyway,Jump to post
Will Airbus make more money per plane selling a C series than peddling a 320 derivative over a 20 year period. The answer will tell you which way this will go.Jump to post
chalupas54 wrote:I predict that the vote will fail-narrowly. Most New-MCI supporters do not live within the city limits of Kansas City. Most live in Overland Park, Shawnee, etc.
Let’s run a hypothetical, though. So if a judge orders the release and it is upheld on appeal (which, again, I give almost no chance of happening), that would set a precedent for future challenges. Release of profitability data would open the door for predation cases to be successful, which would b...Jump to post
Southwest is just using all remedies at its disposal by law. It is exactly why we have the court system.Jump to post
It is not a zero sum game. Used planes or new planes? Both have their purpose. One may be better than the other depending on the purpose. Airlines have a fleet of analysts to go over each decision. A good mix of each can be beneficial. It is why you see airlines stocking up on new planes and complem...Jump to post
Correction: Your sister and friend were all stripped of their seniority by the AA FA union. Not the airline.Jump to post
I believe the whole concept of the WTO and all government entities is for what you call "..only the rich will win." When have they lost?Jump to post
ORD and DFW are easy commutes. Their real choice is whether they want to bid for the 737 or Airbus fleet. Not easy when each flight has one jumpseat available and there are 180 other pilots trying to do the same thing. There are not 180 pilots living in the Bi-State area. Many commute just like any...Jump to post
tphuang wrote:The vx network flew to places people in Bay Area wanted to go.
What commercial airplane manufacturer ever kept the the acquired company's (project in this case) and ran with it? I don't think any. Thus, will probably be the fate of the C series. Lot more profit in their own planes. Take the technology. Kill the plane. Done is my guess.Jump to post
If I had a dollar for the number of times meals on planes are reinvented I’d be richer now. Plane food has always been subpar, my bet it will continue to be no matter the airline. It’s a vicious cycle: more food, less food. Bad food, mediocre food. Or, no food at all. It was bad on my first TW Conni...Jump to post
Way to early to declare winners and losers here. It has to sell a lot more planes to make this work.Jump to post
And..by the way...Get Off My Lawn!!Jump to post
Timing of flight pay changed awhile ago, it’s when the brakes are released. Same for pilots. It is a big difference unfortunately. \ So the bonuses are really just pay that they are owed that the didn't get up front. Again this is all nothing more than a work force with little or no option if this ...Jump to post
Even the newspaper you are linking is quitting the newspaper business because of the devastation. On line only now it appears.Jump to post
I doubt that hundreds of thousands have access to contract details. I worked for a company where I did million $$ installs. In 10 years I only saw 3 or 4 contracts with the customers and I was not supposed to see them. A couple were sent to me by mistake and a couple of customers showed me the cont...Jump to post
If the sales contracts are kept confidential, seeing we don't see tons of them floating around on the internet, who will tell AA what UA paid for their order? Seeing that you don't know if Airbus has such contracts in other regions and we only know this because we have someone that was at AA and is...Jump to post
This is a "me too" business if something works. This will have very little or no effect. If you hate it and bolt, there are only so many premium seats to take on competitor planes that are not already taken by their own elites. There is also the usual churn. I hate AA so I'm going to DL. Y...Jump to post
commavia wrote:And we, once again, arrive back at the key question - what is so bad about airlines making "pure profit?"
It appears to me that these fares are nothing more than baggage fees disguised in a different wrapper. Besides the extra carry on fee or extra baggage fee the other punitive take-aways really cost the airline nothing. There is no cost to have an advanced seat assigned, or to be eligible for an upgra...Jump to post