Would they have to make these flights operated by regional carriers? If not, this opens up a whole world of possible routes for NK, connecting a ton of dots in a WN manner. No, why would they? I thought I remembered hearing US airlines (the US3 and AS) having to delegate aircraft under a certain se...Jump to post
SumChristianus wrote:Coalways wrote:Nice a lot of A319 lift coming....
But does that mean UA won't get the CS100/E190?
Was hoping for a DL 717 like order...but more mainline is always good.
Really? This was posted at least 6 other times already.Jump to post
Tell me if I am crazy but would the 76L have the legs for EWR-TLV? I know there is a lot of lift needed with cargo but where the real high yielding pax on this route are up in J. If they put a 76L they could restrict capacity in Y increasing those yields and fill the 46 Polaris seats in J with high...Jump to post
44 Polaris seats 21 Premium Economy 45 Economy Plus 208 Regular Economy So we have three levels of economy. Why not just dump the "economy" moniker in Premium and Plus...or maybe be consistent and make it four levels of economy, including: Polaris Economy It’s all about marketing and segm...Jump to post
What happened to all the talk about growth at LAX?!?!?! Too much competition. It's a four-way slugfest; five if you count AS on the West Coast flying. I don't disagree. My point isn't why no LAX growth. My point is what happened to all their talk about LAX growth. Thanks to Smi/J there is no room f...Jump to post
Where’s the proof the 787 seating arrangement is more “convenient” for airlines?Jump to post
What a ridiculous thing to ask. Regional jets do not make money. They simply are a way to get people to a hub. The money is made on the mainline jet. As someone who works in network planning I can tell you this is WILDLY untrue. Laughably in fact. At the big US 3 its the little planes that make the...Jump to post
SumChristianus wrote:MDW-SNA: Will that have runway/performance trouble on both ends? I assume B737-700 operation?
Why doesn't Boeing go ahead and put in the optimizations developed for the 787-9 into the 787-8? It would decrease costs by increasing commonality while decreasing weight. I can't see UA waiting till Boeing has its MOM ready to replace its 763's. If Boeing can't give UA a good deal on some 778's, p...Jump to post
Unlikely. They’ve been undergoing their endless “fleet review” for some time now. Most likely they’re holding out for the MOM which isn’t going to be available until who knows when. Their 767s reliability is abysmal and needs to be replaced sooner than later.Jump to post
This is interesting to watch as they are replacing the 763s with 788s. Will be interesting what DL / UA do in that space. I still think the MoM fits there. But none the less, this is a great order for the 787. Still years down the road, so they will get their money worth out of the 763s. At this po...Jump to post
They don't have any cargo aircrafts? So they truck everything? Not saying you're wrong, but that's hard to believe with how much weight they haul. Do they utilize Jet.com's fleet since acquisition? There was and is no such thing. I assume you're saying Jet.com doesn't have a fleet. And not that Wal...Jump to post
YoungExecutive wrote:They don't have any cargo aircrafts? So they truck everything?
Not saying you're wrong, but that's hard to believe with how much weight they haul.
Do they utilize Jet.com's fleet since acquisition?
I would imagine eventually they would order the MAX 10 to replace some of their 757's, that being said, they could also have ordered the A321neo. (and they still could). I ask this because I know that a lot of former Continental people seem to make the big decisions up at a corporate level. Actuall...Jump to post
This is actually a very strategic choice. The airport is located very central in New England and not as big and expensive as Boston. It could even be a stepping stone for flights to Europe one day. With the A320Neo most of western Europe is within reach and since Wizzair and Frontier ultimately hav...Jump to post
Does anyone (a dispatcher? a scheduler?) have any idea when UA's EWR-SXM and IAD-SXM will return to Sint Maarten? Yes. They provided an update to Caribbean flying yesterday. We reinstated daily service to BQN (Aguadilla, Puerto Rico) from EWR in March, and we continue to ramp up toward normal servi...Jump to post
This could get controversial quickly, but what if Jeff Smisek were still at United? I assume UA would be smaller, I (with the possibility of this getting heated) think labor relations would be more toxic, and that IAD, LAX, or ORD would be dropped as hubs. Another interesting possibility...what if ...Jump to post
wedgetail737 wrote:Aren't these guys supposed to be starting up CA Pacific Airlines out of Carlsbad, CA?
Wouldn’t be surprised to see them adding a basic economy fare getting rid of the free bags aspect and and adding change fees. They really aren’t “low fare” anymore and probably need to introduce something similar to compete with F9/G4/NK.Jump to post
The fact that they don’t try to turn planes quicker is not good. Maybe B6 could put out incentives for crews making up delays by speeding up turns? I was on an AS flight last spring where the inbound to PHX was delayed. They had everyone in PHX line up to board organized by row so that when the pla...Jump to post
[photoid]b[/photoid] The airline has poor leadership in general at the moment. Since the failed acquisition of Virgin America, they seem to be living this perpetual state of limbo without a strategic plan. That's a C suite thing. Even the mess of UA seems to have a plan right now. And that “mess of ...Jump to post
https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/03/27/american-confirms-theyre-planning-lie-flat-757s-transcon-routes/ Following Delta, JetBlue, and United (although I’m fairly certain they just use theirs on LA-NY/BOS and SF-NY). Not mentioned is the where.I could see: 1) MIA-LAX (and maybe SFO) -re...Jump to post
All of United’s 752s have lie-flat business seating. The sUA former “ps” birds have 28 business seats while the sCO ETOPS birds have 16. So they’re not exclusive to any certain markets.Jump to post
AA has a massive fleet of 787s it only makes sense to keep the fleet simple. Less parts, less configurations, more flexibility. This is what makes most sense for AA. I would’ve been very surprised to see AA go A330neo. The current A330 fleet is relatively small and will be on its way out pretty soo...Jump to post
Is it possible Airbus offers United a steep discount on some 330-800’s now?Jump to post
Are there any updates to the mid-flight and pre-arrival services? A: There will be a few updates to both the mid-flight and pre-arrival service. Mid-flight service (when available) – While we’ll no longer have formal presentation of mid-flight snacks, snack provisioning levels will remain the same ...Jump to post
How big a sub fleet of A321 would there be should all A350s be converted? I’d assume that would be some GIANT subfleet! I want the A350 very much at United (as much as I love the 777) but I presume the A321s would be the 767 and 757 replacements??? Can the newest A321 perform UA’s 767 missions? I w...Jump to post
Not sure why this is a story. They were clearly referring to seat assignments and were probably responding to someone and made it a post in error.Jump to post
Isn't this what UA did post UA/CO merger. Not many transcons flown on 319/320s from SFO. UA heavily uses the 737-900ER on transcon routes. Most transcons from EWR (expect the premium 757 routes to LAX and SFO) are 737-900ER. I believe both UA and DL have decided to favor using 737-900ERs and 737-80...Jump to post
3 out of the 4 major east coast airlines have significantly reduced flight ops due to Toby. (1) AA has cancelled 437 flights so far or 14%. From what I can tell, AA is running full steam ahead at JFK until about 1200 hours or so and then the cancellations pretty much kick into high gear. (2) Delta ...Jump to post
Like most things, Smisek contracted out a majority of PetSafe functions. Which lead to a decrease in quality of service.Jump to post