There seems to be a lot of consternation about AS essentially telling us something we all already figured out looking at their on-time stats for the first two months of the year. They were having issues, for whatever reason, with their Airbus aircraft. Looking at this last month, they seem to have s...Jump to post
Am I missing something? It's cool that we can do this, but how does this actually reduce delays? Are these plows inherently more time-efficient than when operated by people, or is it just that you don't need to keep a staff on standby?Jump to post
lutfi wrote:Won't the weather/ light situation in the winter also be an issue?
I still see Virgin America in there although they have gone down in one month Yes, but not against any of their direct competitors. They are still about the same place as they were in domestic flights. I'm looking forward to seeing what sorts of synergies happen with BA, if any. Since there are wes...Jump to post
They've made it very clear the Airbus fleet would be moving off the transcons and doing more North/South flights. Maybe somebody with some more knowledge on the situation can explain... It strikes me that the VX first class seats would be absurd on the short N/S flights, perhaps the change will be ...Jump to post
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/8a/25/ac/8a25accc9f14a7ca5cb486707c8995d9.jpg Replace the jet-bridges with a bridge to the forward cargo door, and you have something that could work for most cargo aircraft. Forward doors only, of course. On a related note, could you imagine what the TSA would say to...Jump to post
FlightLevel360 wrote:They should at least keep seatback IFE in the ex-VX aircraft. Otherwise it would be a MAJOR product downgrade for passengers.
Honorable mention goes to... PanAM!
The link goes to an archive from 1998, but the domain was created in 1995. Not bad for an airline that was (barely) outlasted by the Soviet Union.
Feroze wrote:NameOmitted wrote:For reference (I had not known, so assume others may not know either) Alaska apparently has gates 1-12.
There are only twelve gates at T7 - I think all of them are common usage.
I'm not sold on the political benefit of moving to DC. 50k jobs could be enough to own a senator and a few congressmen, but not if you are playing in the same pond as Honeywell or the public sector jobs.Jump to post
If AS decides that being alliance-agnostic is no longer viable, do they have enough to offer OneWorld to become a member? AA could move to block entry? Unless AA and IAG both decide to have equity shares. Does AS have any desire to be with OneWorld? None that I know of, and I am absolutely in no po...Jump to post
If AS decides that being alliance-agnostic is no longer viable, do they have enough to offer OneWorld to become a member?Jump to post
Sort of apropos (I've been curious for senile, but this is not worth its own thread), how long does it generally take for Seat Guru to update maps with new aircraft/seating configurations?Jump to post
aemoreira1981 wrote:The Embraer 195-E2 seems mighty attractive, given that Alaska doesn't need long range out of the 737-700s.
Has anyone tried a 2-3 across configuration with an offset isle in a 707, 27, 37 or 57?Jump to post
This picture just confirms it. Aviation is going backwards... Now all we get are the MAX and NEO with ironing board seats; slower, lower and tackier. Designed using MS Paint... Yes, but there is a lot to be said for the fact that I know my niece and nephew, a pleasure beyond measure made possible b...Jump to post
As I said earlier, Alaska is concentrated on more West Coast and intra California flying. Not a good long term strategy. WN is already king of intra California flying and more and more airlines are adding additional west coast flying on top of their already large national network. This is just AS p...Jump to post
In all the threads about the performance of the A320 and 737 it is noted that the lower weight of the 737 is only an advantage on shorter flights, the better efficiency of the A320 negates that effect on longer flights, so based on what is being done by AS and DL to some extent, is it a given that ...Jump to post
When do they get their absurdly high density 737's? they all are, which is where the money is. Everyone wants cheap heading into massive worldwide recession Utter crap. They seat 189 (the regular -800s), like any (many) other operators, including SAS. Seat pitch on FR is actually (factually) quite ...Jump to post
Of course, or does not hurt that the routes that generate the most cycles will be on leased aircraft, tending to prolong the life and retain the value of company owned metal.Jump to post
From the main page today:
Anyone who has spent much time on Greyhound will find flying special. Riding The Dog through Gallup in a blizzard worth no heat, cuddling with someone you have never met to stay warm... Nikies on first class can't take the special out of flying.Jump to post
As far as Delta is concerned, $40 million is sound and fury signifying nothing. However, it world be illegal to signal them out, so the tax issue also world effect other aviators. Any speculation as to how?Jump to post
I'm sure local politicians tying tax breaks with who businesses partner with will help the bid for the new Amazon HQ.Jump to post
A more interesting possibility is that Boeing is basically coming to the end of the 787 accounting block based on its stated size and number of orders. They are basically 100 orders from having the block filled out and that doesn’t include Emirates order yet. Boeing knows it’s cost very well by now...Jump to post
We could also stop charging so much foe checked bags. If people don't feel the net to carry on such largesse and cumbersome bags, the problem would be somewhat mitigated.Jump to post
I think a potential caution tax is baked into long term fleet plans for airlines already. Fuel prices are low, yet the appetite for modern, fuel efficient aircraft is quite healthy.
As for the argument about poor holiday vacationers, the 737 MAX200 will be the carbon tax king on the shorthaul.