I seriously doubt it would ever happen. AA is gate constrained at LAX and it also views LAX as it's gateway to the Pacific which is where you will see future expansion. Rome passengers are easily funneled over ORD, DFW and the other hubs. Agreed. 5x daily to various hubs (some seasonal) seem plenty...Jump to post
Hahaha - how many more A380s (or should I say A380's since this is a.net) do they have on order still? EL OH EL Just because EK is propping up a dying aircraft model doesn't mean they aren't having problems. There are cities getting 380 service that probably cannot support it. Going from the Whaleb...Jump to post
OA412 wrote:Please keep the discussion respectful.
Braniff disastrously tried a LAX nonstop. For perspective, GUM-HNL is nearly 4,000 miles, about distance from New York to Frankfurt. LAX nonstop would be distance of about NYC to Tehran. Guam's population including the military presence is about 160,000, not much different than many small towns in ...Jump to post
Airlines to stop using computers to make business decisions is the solution period ! You need to know the population you are transporting for crying out loud. Not all people fit your computer model of a centerfold model ! So its time to reverse course now Airlines or be forced to by the federal Gov...Jump to post
With the Alitalia move, I think Ethiad will try to reinforce AB as much as they can. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-04/etihad-faces-tough-call-on-air-berlin-after-alitalia-bankruptcy Not so sure. EY has picked some really bad airlines to invest in. They should stick to code-shares ...Jump to post
I find it odd that Delta is not out there promoting this new plane for the Detroit market. Not a single word media wise as to the enhanced service this plane will provide for travelers heading to Asia. Call me a skeptic but until this plane is on the property here in Detroit I will not believe this...Jump to post
In my opinion, AF would never go all 737. That being said, I personally do think that will operate the 737 MAX. AF has a sort of obligation to operate Airbus planes, and because of that, they will order the A320NEO. It is odd that they have not ordered the NEO yet, so I think that they are unimpres...Jump to post
How has the LAX - JFK leg been doing ? I know many people like taking AA's A321T when in premium cabins, would this be an opportunity of QF tu up their transcon game ? (Sending another 787 to LAX would also allow more flexibility by being able to shuffle with the MEL - LAX 787) Isn't the LAX-JFK-LA...Jump to post
vadodara wrote:DFW has been a good for Qantas especially with AA's mega-hub.
Better to have a DFW-JFK extension that can feed from both Sydney and Brisbane than LAX-JFK.
2travel2know2 wrote:MIA and JFK might be among the few if not only airports handling passengers flights between 2400 and 0500.
The excuse for other airports (when it comes to international arrivals): F.I.S. not open.
SYD - Over 19 bus bays! Airport saturated during morning peak with A380's utilising the Freight terminal many occasions! MEL - Terrible planning & no future plans in the pipeline? EK413 Is Badgery's Creek actually going to get built, and will it help? Aside from LCC's I an't imagine any interna...Jump to post
Could more Alaska flights from SFO be bad news for PDX? It just seems it could be the odd hub out here. AAG Would be fools to drop PDX service levels. Someone like WN or B6 (or honestly an anger-driven DL) could swoop in and start adding capacity in droves. That being said, I don't see a ton of gro...Jump to post
I feel like CVG was so underserved just a couple years back, and now it's being overloaded with service. If B6 does CVG, I think we'll see CVG-BOS, LAX, LGB, FLL, and even MCO. As for WN, they are going to have to expand in CVG if they want it to be successful. Right now only MDW and BWI are served...Jump to post
rlwynn wrote:Why do they Need 787's for such short routes?
dampfnudel wrote:Well done. This should be standard practice with all airlines.
I also don't get why people want to resurrect old airline names. Most of the ones that stopped flying other than merger were financial wrecks at the time of their demise. The drop in the level of service and reliability sullied the name for many. There are lots of original names out there. Hell, if...Jump to post
I have seen pax ask if they could use the lav while the plane was on the ground, but not while in the queue for takeoff. Sometimes it was allowed other not. Before boarding, I always hit the restroom 3 or 4 times, just in case there's a little bit in there. Some times I've felt like I would explode ...Jump to post
FlyDubai does give accessibility to smaller cities, especially in the old CIS countries and eastern Europe. That connectivity went away when the moved. When someone convinces me DWC will be built out, i'd say a hookup will work.Jump to post
I also don't get why people want to resurrect old airline names. Most of the ones that stopped flying other than merger were financial wrecks at the time of their demise. The drop in the level of service and reliability sullied the name for many. There are lots of original names out there. Hell, if ...Jump to post
So Europe to Asia is unacceptable on a twin...completely over land. It is intercontinental after all. But LAX-HNL is ok, since it's domestic. Gotta love the logic. Nope SEA-HNL PDX-HNL SFO-HNL LAS-HNL LAX-HNL PHX- HNL SLC-HNL and anything East of LAS Also . Many of the 767/777/330's are taking weig...Jump to post
I get what you are saying, there are plenty of people worldwide with quirky beliefs. Anyways back to the topic, I believe AirTransat almost ate it back in 2001, fortunately the Azores were nearby. Yes thankful for the Azores for sure . some have been not so lucky . Can you give us some examples tha...Jump to post
In the 70's, there were tons of lights between midnight and say 06:00. DL and EA has significant banks of flights around 01:00 at ATL. DL had a 747 flight ATL-DAL-LAX that left ATL around 00:30, leave DAL about 02:40 with an arrival at LAX a few minutes after 03:00 There were plenty of city-to-city ...Jump to post
3. They got shut out of the West Coast, both with the AS/VX deal and LGB balking at the FIS. 4. Where can they grow? In my eyes, the AS acquisition of VX increases the likelihood of an eventual AS/B6 merger. In 3-5 years perhaps? If SY continues to have contentious relations perhaps a combo there? ...Jump to post
At least it has color. They sure didn't go to a lot of effort with the regular livery.Jump to post
A late evening departure from Boston will not capture Boston-originating business traffic. The schedule suggests that DL is playing for Austin-originating business traffic. WN and B6 have sub-par schedules to serve that segment. This seems like a smart move on the part of DL. Question is, will we s...Jump to post
AUS 630 - 1220 BOS 319 BOS 1930 - 2310 AUS 319 A late evening departure from Boston will not capture Boston-originating business traffic. The schedule suggests that DL is playing for Austin-originating business traffic. WN and B6 have sub-par schedules to serve that segment. This seems like a smart...Jump to post
Time to outfit flight attendants with body cams. I was thinking something along the same line. On the person or in the cabin. I agree we don't see the entire story here. Things I took out of it were the woman was hysterical, and what I assumed were FA's trying to comfort her didn't seem to help. Th...Jump to post
Why not the revised look titles? website has it since a couple of years but no new aircraft getting it? What's the point? The VX livery will be gone in a few years. Its a long time and this is a brand new aircraft, the website is showing new title and fonts since two years, its the US not some back...Jump to post
I think Emirates has just hit a ceiling. They grew in all the easy and under served markets. The US is not easy or undeserved, and alot of foreigners are nervous to fly or connect thru here. It kind of makes sense. They are right sizing, to maximize profits, nothing wrong. They are still gonna make...Jump to post
If anything I'd expect a bigger plane since they are connecting two alliance hubs. I don't know how friendly CZ and AF are though.Jump to post
It's amazing how much time and effort was spent by WN to be allowed to expand service from DAL, and now WN is trying to keep other airlines from expanding at DAL They have been trying to keep airlines out of DAL since 1974. IMO, now that WN has opened to so many new destinations, it is not always t...Jump to post
Another thing, is there no respect for doctors in the US? he clearly said he has to see patients in the morning, would this have happened to a Caucasian doctor as well? Does anyone know why he was let go that he got back to the plane? how did that even happen? Please stop making it about race. I th...Jump to post
I remember the calls (not from politicians) to close DCA after 9/11. That did not set well then, npor will it ever.Jump to post
Mom was being a cheap a$$ and didn't want to pay for seats together and instead then blamed the airline for her actions. Memo to mom: You lost. Now take some responsibility and accept what you did and quit trying to blame others. Sorry snow flake. Oh, and I love the pic of the kid taking a breathin...Jump to post
Last week's OAG contained a third daily DEN-GCC. I'm sure they are related. Yes those flights are at-risk flying by OO. I found an article behind a pay site from March that said the county commissioners decided to move the subsidy money to a third UA GCC-DEN flight and stop funding the DL GCC-SLC f...Jump to post
Some facts here.....they weren't United Crew members who were deadheading....they were United Express Crew Members who work for an airline called Republic Airlines. Not United. They fly for under contract for United as United Express. Another thing.....United employees didn't beat the Dr. up. It wa...Jump to post
The Port Authority did a survey a few years ago, which I posted here, and it turned out that in fact most people in NYC (excluding Staten Island) do NOT use EWR, rather they use JFK/LGA. Translated: "If I draw an artificial boundary that has no actual bearing on economic activity or desirabili...Jump to post
Seems a married couple was denied seating. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this. The media and social media are hating hard and long on UA. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2017/04/16/bride-groom-kicked-united-flight-houston-way-get-married Seems like a non story based on ...Jump to post
Seems a married couple was denied seating. It will be interesting to see what becomes of this. The media and social media are hating hard and long on UA.
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... et-married
You will probably see all these airlines come back, in 2-5 years when there is actually a market to support all these US-Cuba flights. Airlines jumped the gun a little without waiting for the demand to be there. Not likely.. There is a finite amount of pax and the US. The vast majority coming from ...Jump to post
United are now unleashing scorpions upon their passengers :-o http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39599859 I think the media may well have reached the bottom of the barrel! The scorpion story...is it true? It appears to be, and UA is fair game on the news. When I fly, probably the last thing ...Jump to post
I've scanned the last couple of pages, I didn't see this mention, The passenger's lawyer is stating he had a concussion and broken nose. True or not, it just muddied this incident:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 100409492/
Potential US D8's (B6, NK, F9, and WN) are cutting their teeth on LatAm routes and waiting for a better plane for TATL flying. (Will the A321LR be it?) Their current success mostly in the domestic market isn't pushing them hard into TATL. Successful foreign competition may be the needed spur. Hope ...Jump to post