I can't imagine a logistical advantage to such a flight. Passengers would have to arrive at the airport at 5am, and when you get to Europe, the day is over and there are certainly no connections to be made. To each their own. If you don't sleep well on an airplane would arrive go to bed and be grea...Jump to post
https://www.sfgate.com/chris-mcginnis/a ... 990913.php
There is a Portuguese community in the East Bay and Portugal is a hot tourist destination at the moment, but can't see this one lasting a downturn. Now need to get back, Berlin and Dusseldorf....
i think there is no doubt that UA has their hubs in almost all the big business centers, a dream for corporate contracts. This should set them up for a big revenue advantage, and I think they get it to some extent, however how does it go wrong then. 1) Congested airspace in 3 hubs, EWR, ORD and SFO....Jump to post
I believe I have read CLT is highest of major hubs in US.Jump to post
I am doing this one from memory, so not spot on. I know they had a small hub operation probably either late 80's or early 90's for a couple years. Flights included, SEA, DTW, HNL, LAX and maybe one more US city. They connected to BKK, HKG and possibly MNL. I am sure someone will have more specifics ...Jump to post
Interesting article, although nothing specific. Seems like India NS from US might happen.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/14/delta-m ... yptr=yahoo
I wonder what impact this will have on DTWJump to post
janders wrote:Not sure that they ethnic driven, MEX and GDL are major business centers. Jump to postInteresting to see how top markets are a tale of two worlds. CUN dominated by American tourist, and then markets like MEX&GDL with heavy ethnic focus.
I would love to see Transpacific stats for NW vs UA back in say the 90's. I think it was relatively close then with AA almost nonexistent. DL really has fallen significantly if you count all the NRT onward routes. Will be interesting to see them try to build off of Korean and China Eastern to see wh...Jump to post
some nice pickups by DTW and once again AS cuts moreJump to post
Understandable move. ORD is currently overserved by transpacific flights. It's surprising that the SF Bay Area, with a much larger O&D market and Asian population, has comparable service levels to several Asian cities as ORD. From SF Bay Area: Tokyo: 2x daily SFO-NRT (UA, NH), 2x daily SFO-HND ...Jump to post
Flight attendants are there for safety first, I 100 percent agree. Flight attendants are also brand ambassadors. They are likely the one airline employee that the flying public has contact with. You book your reservation usually online, you check in online, the gate agent generally just scans your b...Jump to post
Every week seems to be more and more AS cuts. Interesting to see where they end up with this merger, perhaps right back where they started but having eliminated a competitor.Jump to post
An interesting flight that no one has mentioned is DL's flight MIA - MCO and reverse that connects up with their MCO/GRU service. This flight has been operating for at least a couple of years so it must be successful even though DL's MCO-GRU flights overfly MIA both ways. The real oddball that I’ve...Jump to post
NW never had a hub at ORD, but served various cities in FL. MKE, MSN, SEA and BOS besides their hubs, probably a few others.Jump to post
Looks like AS is trashing everything that Virgin had built at SFO. Was predictable. They can't compete with the big boys, so retrench to Seattle and secondary airports like SJC, PDX and SAN. I understand they are in this to make money, but just a shame that they have ruined what was a great product/...Jump to post
globetrotter94 wrote:There seem to be a few candidates in the Middle East that are yet to pick a team, and also not big enough to go the EK/EY way:
KU (Kuwait Airways)
ME (Middle East Airlines, Lebanon)
WY (Oman Air)
Have any of these expressed any interest of teaming up?
GOL joining SkyTeam with DL investment.Jump to post
I know there is another thread on this joint venture, but it is way too long. Now that this joint venture is approved, what are likely new routes that may be started. Two that come to mind for me are BOS - ICN on KE and MSP - ICN on DL. Thoughts on others?Jump to post
For SFO/OAK with constraints of the bay, a sterile tunnel under the bay would be ideal, of course cost would be ridiculous, but compared to a new distant airport, probably not.Jump to post
EXMEMWIDGET wrote:bfitzflyer wrote:Northwest had metal too.
...and their planes looked terrible most of the time. That dull aluminum oxide colored metal always looked bad to me. Every now and then I would run across a freshly polished one, but it seemed rare.
As others have mentioned, Turkish is in Europe and this article is interesting, although could have more detail. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkishairlines-africa/turkish-airlines-profits-in-africa-where-others-fear-to-fly-idUSKCN1BN1CZ. I flew them a couple years ago from SF to Tanzania and...Jump to post
Baggage fees never made sense to me. Airlines should charge for overhead bins and let the luggage in the hold fly free. There would be fewer annoying people using a bin 10 rows in front of their seat. This will never happen. Baggage handling is an expense for airlines. Passenger carryon bags cost t...Jump to post
I’m wondering if this means a change to the Aer Lingus business model. Certainly most of these cities only make sense seasonally and even then, probably not daily. Will Aer Lingus be used as a Norwegian/Wow killer? I have to think BWI is high on the list, especially with Wow going to 11x weekly and...Jump to post
This is a great thread. I think from a US perspective as not as familiar with other part so the world, the transpacific market has already been significantly impacted a the economy level already. The connection fares to SE Asia from Chinese carrier US gateways are already ridiculously cheap. Granted...Jump to post
Never say never, but CLT is not surrounded by other AA hubs like CVG is by ATL and DTW. Yes, DCA and MIA are around it, but MIA is not good for connecting north./south except Caribbean and South America and DCA has no ability to really grow as well as no international excluding a few routes to Canad...Jump to post
Avionics09 wrote:EVA Air (BR) exclusively female FA's.
Going back 30 years, and I don't have the actual data, but I believe NWA had 400 flights a day in Memphis say around 87 or 88, not long after the merger. and now combined DL and NWA is probably 40 i f not less. MEM peaked at just under 300 flights in 1987, there’s data on departedflights showing th...Jump to post
Grew up with my father working for NWA. Used to love the old TPA mini hub and always thought that the Transpacific network was really impressive given the overall small size of NWA. Thinking of the hubs they have operated at times in Osaka, Seoul and of course Narita. Just was an amazing network and...Jump to post
My home airport has a lot of options. I am elite on DL but obviously also have to fly UA if I don't want to connect. So I tend to look at DL first, and then second UA, but I go with whoever has the best schedule so if business was in Dallas would definitely consider AA given the number of flights. I...Jump to post
Ok my experiences: Best North America - Best - DTW, just really simple and nice place Runnerup SFO - Terminal enhancements stand out Europe - Best CPH, small simple, AMS, one terminal Worst - Asia - Best - ICN - Amazing place and everything works perfectly, Runnerup TPE - Simple and efficient South ...Jump to post
I think all flag carriers deserve the right to fly a flagship route to the States if they can but I'm not an economist. BKK and Thailand is clearly a very important part of an intl carriers network but if Americans "holiday" it's not that far away...it's the Caribbean Latin America or Eur...Jump to post