Just kill the airline and get on with it. AZ is a mess that cannot be fixed. All parties except the workers would be better off for it. Normally I would sympathize with them but they helped do this to themselves. And then what? Leave Italy, a huge tourist destination and powerful economy, to the LC...Jump to post
Of all the airlines mentioned, I think the best bets are IAG, LH, DL, and EY (in no particular order). If DL or EY can’t get full control because of the rule, then so be it. In my opinion if Lufthansa bought in to AZ and got complete control something could get done, but as others have stated, the u...Jump to post
So, to sum up what this thread has been, two users arguing about who said what and how and what they implied with their writing. To steer it straighter, this is how I see the a350’s in NA. DL: 100% (duh) AA: 30% UA: 50% Why? Well DL took their delivery of the first, AA has differed them similarly to...Jump to post
Nicoeddf wrote:So will Delta find a way to get out of this horrible Airbus contract they wrongfully got themselves into and buy some real machine 777 instead?
Could this be the one of the design options for the new ORD?
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(How tf do you add pictures to these things it's so confusing)
I read in a different thread that the a350-1000 recently conducted its flight where a bunch of Airbus staff flew on it as passengers. It flew on a 13 hour flight, and it was like 25% more efficient than the 77W. Once the 77W's are out of style, I think the a350-1000 will take over very quickly. If s...Jump to post
I like the minimalistic look of the scheme. The white is perfectly fine by me, and, similar to the new air Canada livery, what looks good on a 787 probably won't look good on a 767-300 or a320. The 787 has the right shape and wing curvature for the golden stripe to accent the livery beautifully, but...Jump to post
BOS is a domestic hub. Only 5 intl destinations. The thread author didn't specify that we are only talking international hubs. But yes you are correct, currently it is not an international hub. Another possibility in the future, is some sort of midwest hub for AS or B6. Plenty of old hub airports w...Jump to post
Delta definitely made mistakes in their plans to acquire the A350 and A330NEO. - Ordered too soon. The market changed, so they don't really need to introduce new types yet. Maybe also due to a lack of SEA growth (it is flat 1Q17 v 1Q16)? I would argue they need the CSeries (along with other NBs on ...Jump to post
From the looks of it and unfortunately for CVG and Memphis, Delta Stragety paid off well by reducing Delta CVG hub and Memphis former Northwest hub and shift flight to Detroit and Minneapolis. The only question is can those hubs grow organically now? I think they will and can. I think it's importan...Jump to post
This, in my eyes, is a very interesting topic, but what do you guys think will happen in the next 50 years of commercial aviation for the United States? What mergers will we see? Increased service to what other parts of the world? What airlines will be on top? Will we see more US carriers serving fa...Jump to post
I live in Madison, WI, and when I fly from MSN (home airport) and I choose delta its pretty much a tie between MSP and DTW. They're really nice airports, especially DTW, it's so modern and works amazingly well. DTW, I feel, offers more connections than MSP, but I may be wrong. MSP is a great connect...Jump to post
The 787 is a 767 / A330 replacement. Commercially speacking, the 767 is already gone because of the A330 success. And now, it is the time of the A330 decline because of the 787. Except Airbus betted that they could still sell numbers of A330NEO or even CEO to customers with large A330 fleets and/or...Jump to post
If the commonality between the a359 and a339 is pretty good, why wouldn't they operate two smallish fleets (15 a359s + 15 a339s) of each and they could cover broader part of the market. I know this is unlikely given the 787s but Airbus fans are allowed to dream too.Jump to post
What was that nonsense about the whole Elite airline and LCC polarization? That's just dumb, there are some people who are inbetween (me included). I'd rather pay more and fly Y where I get food, free entertainment, USB and AC power, "comfortable seats", free checked bag, free carry on, an...Jump to post
The market is too big and too important to not have a FSC flag carrier. I'm not saying they should keep AZ, but my guess is that AZ is going to somehow stick around. If there's any way they do the thing that people are talking about, where all the labor contracts are gone and cuts can happen wheneve...Jump to post
Has anyone considered the possibility that Italy needs a major network full service carrier? Find me a larger more important economy without a FSC "flag carrier". There isn't one. That's why I think Alitalia will survive in some form, more likely than not rebooted after emerging from a fo...Jump to post
The brand is so beautiful and especially to me (an Italian) I couldn't watch them die off. What they need is someone experienced to take full control over the airline, and just cut jobs, and do everything and anything to make the airline profitable. It annoys me how much influence the unions have, b...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:They rejected the rescue plan???
Ok, the company is beyond hope.
Alitalia had a vote with its workers to make around 1600 job cuts and 30% reduction in salary, as part of a larger business plan to cut costs and remain flying. Now the unions rejected that vote, and AZ is in talks about liquidation. I'm not too good with bankruptcy and stuff, so what happens now? S...Jump to post
I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think. I thought the T5 expa...Jump to post
I only know mostly about ORD, and I can see it happening.. there is a 9 gate T5 (international) expansion going on, as well as a T3 AA 5 gate expansion. There were talks of a T2 redevelopment, and adding more concourses, but more details on that by the end of the year I think.Jump to post
I agree with the people who say that UA should remain UA. But, if the problem continues, and for some slight chance people actually stop flying UA, then something has to change. It has to be very public, like something everyone would see, and it would have to say "we are a brand new company wit...Jump to post
To add to the discussion, United's recently filed 10-Q includes an amendment to the A350 purchase agreement. While we cannot see the amended terms, we can tell that the delivery schedule was amended. See page 36. http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/united_continental_holdings/SEC/sec-show.aspx?Filin...Jump to post
PanHAM wrote:Exactly, was discussed many times before. The best italian hub BTW is in Bavaria, called in Italian "Monaco" and has the 3letter code MUC. They even have a "Piazza Dolomiti".
Here we go again: The division between LIN and MXP makes Milan a bad hub city, since people don't want to drive all the way out to catch a flight when they can just connect. Now, some solutions to these issues, Close LIN for good, or make it a LCC airport, which makes business travelers want to head...Jump to post
I think keesje's comment was in relation to the SAS fleet SAS has only ordered ~9 737 from Boeing since 2000 (including 2000), the last ordered being placed in August 2008 (although they have leased some from GECAS since then). I'm not saying Boeing isn't/wouldn't work hard for SAS's business but I...Jump to post
Hmm, sounds like a good move for the airline, but not sure I would be happy about going transatlantic on a narrow body. One of the most comfortable TATL flights was from JFK-PSA with a 757-200. The cabin was fresh, had mood lighting, and was just in general a great flight. Plus you don't have to wo...Jump to post
I can see the following networks for the 777's and a fleet of 16 350's, plus the 332's. 77E: SEA-PEK/PVG That's a big uplift vs. the current 763ERs... More likely to be A339 routes than 77E. I can definitely see the first batch of A339s based out of SEA for Transpac routes. I see most of the A339's...Jump to post
and it was making its way around big time. Haven't heard as much about deferring 350s once DL/KE came to a JV agreement BUT I know DL has some issues with the 350..... Wouldn't be shocked at all to see a deferral or a cancelation with some other moves made. What kind of issues? Not being able to fl...Jump to post
Poor UA, the media outlets are going to blow this thing way out of proportion (it kinda already has). Violence definitely should not have been used on him, but I see this more as a poor decision made by the police, the FA's, and every staff member involved. The airport police should of never done wh...Jump to post
Only the first two, MSN 194/222 have been marked as "delivery postponed." MSN 237 is still going to United Airlines atm, same with the rest, I'm not sure where you got Qatar airways, Cathay, and China Eastern, but my source says different. https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/p...Jump to post
KarelXWB just posted this information on the A350-production-thread. I thought it's worth to post it here... According to the latest firing order, United Airlines' A350 production slots have been axed/swapped: > MSN 194: UA #1, not built > MSN 222: UA #2, not built > MSN 237: UA #3, Qatar Airways >...Jump to post
I would be surprised if these airlines did not have a plan for resolution of this at the time of ordering the aircraft. If not, this is a "bet the farm" matter, risking their financial existence. Like I said DAL and AA can apply for a waiver with out their unions approval, my guess is tha...Jump to post
The 35 -1000's seems like such a big capacity increase to me, where will they sent these birds and what will they replace, knowing that the -300ER is replacing their 747s? I still have this gut feeling they will be converted to -900 to start replacing some of the 767 and the older 777 fleets. Who k...Jump to post
Wasn't Quantas talking about starting a direct to ORD with the 789? I remember reading it somewhere... Also I feel like if they put economy in the 778/a359ULR then they should spoil the sh*t out of every seat. Free wifi, USB, AC Power, AVOD, Noise Cancelling Headphones, the whole nine yards... Also ...Jump to post
I get bored on a 10-hour flight... imagine one twice the length. Once you get on the plane the crew would come around and hand everyone a bottle of NyQuil. By half way, everyone is handed gun and a bullet. Maybe instead of having a large Y cabin they fill the rear with a larger opening where you can...Jump to post