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
Looks like United is taking the a350, they have selected a company to supply the seats, so one way or another the idea of them cancelling is getting cast further into doubt.
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht ... id=2259528
A LH order for the 767-A343 replacement is expected this year. What it will be is unknown, but I think it will be a split order including the 787. Due to LH Technik LH has little problems operating many different types in the group. I don't think we'll see the 787 in large numbers in LH'a fleet. Th...Jump to post
Can I just say I love how peaceful this thread is compared to some other ones. We don't have people bashing eachother or anything (which is how a thread is supposed to be). Good job us!!! Anyways, on the topic of this thread, I agree with other posters that before we see a -1000LR we'll see a -2000/...Jump to post
Ok, let me give my reasoning for BA at ORD. AA used to have 772, 763, and a 77W on the route. Now they have solely 788s. ORD is gate constrained, and is one of the busiest, if not the busiest airports in terms of aircraft movements and passengers carried. BA flies a double daily with a 777(not sure ...Jump to post
DFW maybe SEA maybe IAH is a no no, all the oil traffic dried up it's only 772/789 now ORD is also a no no otherwise AA wouldn't be putting 788s on it. If anything I'd say only current mid-J routes could support A380. What does AA putting 788s on the LHR route make ORD a no no? I can see them putti...Jump to post
Has anything happened in terms of engines? Are they with airbus yet or still with RR? Seems like a little bit of delay... No doubt airbus wants them to take their time so they don't suffer from an a320neo mishap.
What sources do you guys use? Where do you get all this information?
Sorry for going a little off topic but is ORD that big of a international hub? I mean, when I travel there I think it's pretty big, but I did not know that AA only served 4 European destinations (I thought it was more like ~10. What other international destinations does AA serve from ORD? Is it one ...Jump to post
I think UA will still commit to buying 35 A35K's--they are perfect replacements for the rapidly-retiring 747-400 on long transpacific routes. It has the same pax/cargo capacity as the 77W, almost the same range, but at much lower CASM. I expect UA to base most of its A35K fleet at SFO, UA's transpa...Jump to post
It's probably going to be DTW-ATL/LAX/MSP initially as other people have said for crew familiarization. Then it'll probably to Asia (NRT as a first route maybe?) and then I think we could see a little a350 usage in the TATL market on premium routes (or aircraft rotation). It's safe to assume that in...Jump to post
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/mom-market-mires-boeing-headaches-possibility-zach-clark The Airbus IRAD figures in this article are interesting.As is the reverse position for Boeing.Is Airbus not telling us something? Probably not just because they don't have to.Its a tricky financial conundrum for...Jump to post
Yay... yet another MoM thread (not that I care too much the topic is really interesting). I think the MoM will happen, but I feel that all this speculation and argument over twin-aisle vs. single, fuselage shapes, and whether Boeing marketing or Leahy and physics are correct. I personally think we w...Jump to post
Alitalia has just announced the board has approved a new business plan. http://corporate.alitalia.it/en/media/press-releases-sai/2017-03-15b.html Rome, 15 March 2017 - Alitalia’s Board of Directors today approved the airline’s turnaround business plan which includes a range of radical and necessary...Jump to post
I'm kinda late to this conversation but I'll give my opinion on the matter as well. I'm not Boeing, but I think the best thing they should do is use a design that will help their future. That is, a design that right now is perfect for a MOM but can later be tweaked to fill the 737's hole. I don't th...Jump to post
https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/routes Looks like these are the routes for the OZ a350: ICN-PEK ICN-HAN ICN-KIX ICN-MAN ICN-SFO ICN-PVG ICN-SIN ICN-ORD It says further changes may remain possible so don't take these as final, but I definitely think we will see most, if not all, of t...Jump to post
https://sites.google.com/site/a350xwbproduction/routes Looks like these are the routes for the OZ a350: ICN-PEK ICN-HAN ICN-KIX ICN-MAN ICN-SFO ICN-PVG ICN-SIN ICN-ORD It says further changes may remain possible so don't take these as final, but I definitely think we will see most, if not all, of th...Jump to post
To be reinvented as a corporate entity then to go through this dance about 5 years from now, as per the normal for AZ, unfortuneately. Not even EY could save them, and partners AF/KL and DL don't want to save them. What happended to the rumors of LH stepping in? I hope one day AZ can actually becom...Jump to post
I just read this article: http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/art/business-and-economy/2017-02-23/alitalia-175049.php?uuid=AEyM29b Basically, it says AZ is struggling, and there has been little movement in ways to make it better (all attempts have been unsuccessful). What do you think the future of A...Jump to post
The notion that DL desires an ORD hub seems to have been manufactured by a few a.net users. Unless you got your hand into the corporate cookie jar (and that's not going to happen; future services will target SEA, LAX, BOS, RDU, etc. POS), ORD is quite low-yielding. I don't think it's logical for OR...Jump to post
Wouldn't more DL flights at ORD give international connecting passengers from KLM and Air France more options? Yes, just as adding more domestic routes could also, theoretically, cater to connections. The challenge is that this directly bypasses the massive connecting hubs that Delta (and all netwo...Jump to post
he did say the airline’s new flagship plane — the 366-seat Boeing 777-300ER — probably won’t be used from Chicago It’s too big. Then why were there 744s in service for many years and until just recently? Sounds like he is indicting past management for poor fleet allocation. It could mean that ORD w...Jump to post
Wouldn't more DL flights at ORD give international connecting passengers from KLM and Air France more options? I can see more DL flights at ORD as nothing but more good stuff. It may be a spoke, large spoke, focus city, or hub but all that matters is that more flights= more competitiveness+more opti...Jump to post