Can someone explain to me why Hainan cannot join oneworld? Sorry to ask, but I don't know anything on the issue. What I hear is that HU had a subsidiary in HKG which is in direct competition with CX. Not one but two: Hong Kong Airlines HX as a full services carrier, which is now explanning their ne...Jump to post
What's stopping CX from leaving oneworld? Most major oneworld carriers are working against them. QF tried to undermine them with the defunct Jetstar venture in HKG and are now working with both MU and CZ. AA will now likely invest in CZ with their hub CAN virtually next door to HKG. No major cooper...Jump to post
OneWorld needs a large partner in China. Hainan is the only one of China big four which is not part of an alliance. Historically CX had been against HU joining OW. However time has changed. The China Mainland market is becoming every day increasingly important. CX is a founding member of OW and an i...Jump to post
Alaska will adopt brand names like Main Cabin Select, Elevate, etc. but it will get rid of the Virgin brand. It doesn't need the Virgin brand when it can execute on an excellent operation and customer experience.Jump to post
You know what, if Japan Airlines starts SEA, or if Hainan Airlines joins OneWorld, we would have essentially filled this gaping hole and solved the problem many of us OW-ers feel frustrated about in this area.
Anyone thinks it's crazy for Hainan to join OW??
Wouldn't seem to make much sense to fly ORD-SEA-HKG when there are nonstop flights on CX and UA. Same goes for PVG, PEK, and other Asian cities served from SEA. Even if you're flying DL for some reason it would make no sense to fly ORD-SEA-PEK or ORD-SEA-PVG: ORD-SEA-PEK would have a 6:55 layover i...Jump to post
Done. Good luck!
Maybe you don't mind sharing some of the results?
I don't think what they do is to take passengers from your 2 hubs to make it work on a 3rd... this is a logical add to their network and it's more about the seattle hub than it is about ORD.
The ORD- hkg connection seems just ok though. West bound you'll have 5 hours which is a bit long.
Internationally there's BA and Potentially coming back of China Airlines. But Japan Airlines and Cathay are not here. Feels like a big hole for the map of OneWorld. Maybe alliances are things of the past. AS and HU seem to do fine without being part of the big three alliances.Jump to post
The big difference is AA is offering coach class meals only on SFO LAX JFK transcon markets on their 321T. Delta is doing it much wider scale and reach.Jump to post
Love it. Anyone know what aircraft type have they been flying?
Delta definitely can't dislodge AA or UA, but there is no question that they can build up a hub comparable to the level of AA/UA. Look no further than SEA, people on A.net laughed a couple years ago that DL could ever make a dent in AS, and now they have over a 100 daily flights and plans to match ...Jump to post
CA769/770 SZX2330 - 2125LAX2350 - 0530 2SZX.
Air China Applies today for Shenzhen - Los Angels With US DOT. Inauguration July 6 with 787-9 3 times weekly.
Can you add one extra seat per row on a 747-8iJump to post
Ok can we clarify one point please? Travellers of ANY nationality transiting in Canada do not need a Canadian visa if they are only transiting at the airport. They only need visa to their final destination so Transiting won't be an issue. Not true at all. Check Timatic if you don't believe me. It's...Jump to post
Xiamen fare on this route remains ~$474 level throughout this winter which is super low. The route profitability will struggle for a while. However, Shenzhen is a very affluent Chinese city and Xiamen Air is a well-run airlines from the Mainland. I see this route stay. Interestingly they are code-sh...Jump to post