I hadn't thought of that, but it would explain the odd choice to spend big money on a Democratic lobbying firm when the Dems don't control Congress or the Presidency. I guess they feel like they have to keep up the drumbeat in the interim. There was that recent thread about Trump's DOT saying they w...Jump to post
I guess this is never going to end. Looks like mostly Delta has spent millions on this effort. Most industries have been rushing to hire Republican lobbyists this last 12 months. Odd move... Hopefully, this thread will not be considered "politics", but rather the more and more extreme leng...Jump to post
DL is claiming this is all about American jobs The same Delta that ordered a ton of Quebec tax-payer subsidized aircraft creating such a crisis that it had to be bailed out by Airbus, another foreign and frequently accused of subsidizing company? What's the ratio of DL investment in Boeing vs. Airb...Jump to post
It should in terms of economic impact on the USA, but it wont. Even if you thought that half the India market was lost to the USA carriers due to the ME3 its nickels compared to the value of the aircraft orders.Jump to post
We've seen plenty of long haul LCC's from Canada & Europe & many of the EU ones are now flying to USA. Canada probably led the pack with Air Transat & Canada 3000, but now the EU zone is taking over, with WOW, Norwegian, Icelandair etc. + from Asia have JINair(KE low cost) jam 393 seats...Jump to post
I posted the same story. They moved it to polls for no apparent reason.
Shocker. Guess what? The solution isn't CLEAR. LOL In recent undercover tests of multiple airport security checkpoints by the Department of Homeland Security, inspectors said screeners, their equipment or their procedures failed more than half of the time, according to a source familiar with the cla...Jump to post
Good news, maybe 2016 was as bad as it will get. It certainly seems that EK has recovered very quickly. The downturn at QR shows why. QR was carrying a ton of *-DOH-DXB traffic that now will fly on EK. Local traffic to the hub is always the most profitable kind. To the extent that bumped out low yi...Jump to post
kjeld0d wrote:TVNWZ wrote:I always stay at Casa Particulars anyway,
I prefer Casa de Norovirus
There is an presentation titled "Love Field Gate Leases" by the City of Dallas back on April 28, 2014 (which can be found at http://dallascityhall.com/government/Council%20Meeting%20Documents/2014/TTRC_LoveFieldGateLeases_042814.pdf ) which stated that United can exit out of its existing ...Jump to post
Bit more news. Miami based investment firm says it now formally acquired the intellectual property of World Airways, and say they indeed seek to launch a low cost, long haul airline flying Boeing 787 and are in talks with Boeing for 10-frames. Press release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases...Jump to post
Hasn't been unveiled yet, but whatever product is in them will be comparable to the 359 - not a doubt about it. I think a.net has bigger plans for SEA t-pac than DL does. In its press release announcing the 339/359 purchase, DL clearly indicated that the 339 would be used on select West Coast trans...Jump to post
I think this is a dupe thread. Regardless, if this isn't true I can see this as a viral way to promote 3D Face scan as more secure than old tech. I'd argue the face technology isn't as safe. Nope, she could have held the phone to his face. Dual Authentication with finger/face and a pin. If he had u...Jump to post
The terminal completion is so far down the line that it is too early to tell... Southwest wouldn't have spent the money unless they planned to expand in a way the current terminal prevented. I.E. connections Huh? Southwest isn't spending additional money, they are paying for the new terminal by usi...Jump to post
Good for CMH. I may be crazy, but I think this further weakens CAK for NK. CAK-FLL/TPA/RSW were pretty weak according to T100. FLL, in particular. I don't think this helps much. It's only a 90 minute drive between. Well with G4 leaving YNG, that probably long-term helps NK at CAK. Remember NK are s...Jump to post
The U.S. has blocked 83 Cuban hotels with ties to the Cuban government. It includes most if not all of the large international hotel chains. This should kill off a lot of the remaining Cuba traffic. For example, Iberostar Laguna Azul (Gaviota) Iberostar Playa Alameda (Gaviota) Meliá Marina Varadero ...Jump to post
[I wonder if DR was proactive enough to incentivise this outcome? I'm sure it was also the tour operators asking for it to reaccom bookings to other properties. [. DR doesn't need to incentivize AA to provide a few flights at Xmas into its VFR markets. They might do that for less popular places lik...Jump to post
dr1980 wrote:Maybe i’m just being a pessimistic Nova Scotian, but this seems very far fetched. It’s quite a long haul for what i can only imagine would be a thin market.
http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova ... -1.4391203
New terminal vote passes 70 to 30%. Southwest donations help support passage. I wonder when terminal is complete, will they restore flights to RDU. SMF, PVD they had in the 90s when it was an unofficial focus city for WN during the MDW rebuild. The terminal completion is so far down the line that i...Jump to post
MCO, FLL, RSW, LAS, TPA begin February 15th, MSY, MYR begin March 22nd. http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/11/08/1177925/0/en/Spirit-Airlines-Adds-Columbus-Ohio-to-its-Growing-Network.html Good for CMH. I may be crazy, but I think this further weakens CAK for NK. CAK-FLL/TPA/RSW were pr...Jump to post
I think this is a dupe thread. Regardless, if this isn't true I can see this as a viral way to promote 3D Face scan as more secure than old tech. I'd argue the face technology isn't as safe.Jump to post
I must say the amount of growth they have planned for next year is actually scary. I don't see how they can undertake this kind of growth, particularly while doing an IPO in 2019. This stuff will need some time to mature. This is also a bit of swipe at DL who also flies the route, perhaps for their ...Jump to post
zelalemon wrote:With the discussions going on in the forums about which airports are most likely to become hubs, I thought I would reverse the question and ask which airports are most likely to be dehubbed, or at the very least a decrease in service?
WN basically said no red eyes for Hawaii to start. But if the connecting traffic warrants the need they will add at a later date. Flyguy I wondered about that. I suspect the talk about flying intra-island is actually a workaround for the lack of red-eyes. It will be hard to maintain utilization and...Jump to post
I've seen WN's public presentation on this topic. The RES system was a problem preventing red-eyes, but that is resolved. The pilot contract has rates for red-eyes that Southwest considers unreasonable, but they *can* fly red-eyes per the contract. There is, however, another technical issue. The Op...Jump to post
Overnight flights are almost always the lowest yielding/lowest priced flights -- it's about the only way you can attract sufficient passengers (with few exceptions, like NYC-LAX). They exist because they utilize resources that would otherwise be idle and airlines see it as an opportunity to earn re...Jump to post
Another comment. The problem with growing Denver as a hub dramatically is that there are far more new city opportunities to the East. I'd argue that DEN has pretty much everything to the West it can suppprt already. There are maybe 3-4 more in the PacNW, but that's it. Far more options East, but as ...Jump to post
I'll believe 3 years when I see it. I don't see service growing more than 3-5% per year till the next recession when we'll see a 15-20% retrench.Jump to post
And are they in good shape to loose million euros from the gas not supplied to EU? Then EU should import more gas from Norway, Qatar, Algeria. The import % of gas from Russia in 2005 was of 34.6% and in 2015 was 29.4% (-5.2%), while from Norway in 2005 was 20.2% and in 2015 25.9% (+5.7%) The main m...Jump to post
Walmart School of Fashion. I think you hit it with these four words!!! I hope the make the same as Austrian Airlines, when they announced new (ridiculous) uniforms 2 years ago -> Some month later they decided for "cost reasons" not to introduce it and to keep the old (current) uniform. Bu...Jump to post
If this is true, than why does DL want to maintain their very small number of flights at DAL? By your logic, they should have run away long ago.
MDW has 3 gates in Concourse C and plenty of counter space if someone wants to come there. No takers. But WN has something like 91% of the market. Very hard to compete with that. DAL and MDW are the most dominated large markets in the country. Yes, you can define a market as not a single airport, b...Jump to post
Not the A359 and 777-specific Delta One seats with partitions, or will they? Hasn't been unveiled yet, but whatever product is in them will be comparable to the 359 - not a doubt about it. I think when DL shrunk/pushed out the A350 delivery plan the planes that evaporated from delivery were SEA pla...Jump to post
bob75013 wrote:TerminalD wrote:[quote="UpNAWAy This is truly evil.
The courts will determine whether or not this is appropriate - not you.
nobody thought DL would send the 350 over the Atlantic, at least not so soon, and beginning in March, DTW-AMS will have a steady daily 350. Though I would imagine this is most likely due to not having enough 350's yet to fully operate the next TPAC 350 route. I think this is as much to do with Delt...Jump to post
I would have bet money on PHL-DOH being gone before this. Imagine how bad that must be? I'm not sure you will see them add anything new. EY is in full reverse. I expect a deal with EK before long that reduces regional capacity. QR has the PHL market all to themselves, although I'm sure the loss of ...Jump to post
I wonder the procedural purpose of the filing? SW certainly doesn't need anyone to answer those questions. I bet they already know the answers within a 3-4% range what is the point? Actually, yes they can recreate AS flight profitability, BUT it is unimaginably valuable to see it the way AS sees it...Jump to post
This has all happened because AirTran was allowed to be consumed along with its disruptive pricing. This is the first time since deregulation there has not been a low priced carrier operating broadly in the East Coast-Florida market. Yes, there's JetBlue and Spirit, but they really skip the Mid Atl...Jump to post
This has all happened because AirTran was allowed to be consumed along with its disruptive pricing. This is the first time since deregulation there has not been a low priced carrier operating broadly in the East Coast-Florida market. Yes, there's JetBlue and Spirit, but they really skip the Mid Atla...Jump to post
.fashion is about taking risk and having something that is polarizing. Running a mass-market business is the exact opposite. The problem is that currently with AA and WN and lessor extent UA, the average person wouldn't know that they didn't work for the same companies if you got all of the employe...Jump to post
would ryanair possibly have charged the audience for the show ...? ;-) Most prob. yeah, nothing is for free on Ryan Air Maybe Delta is trying out a version of this? http://mashable.com/2017/09/18/live-theater-immersive-icelandair-plane/#wz1GSwOuzmqb article follow up: http://www.freep.com/story/new...Jump to post
Trust me when you all see them in person your opinions will change. Delta made a conscious effort to show it on all sizes. Had it been all size 0-2 for women and 28-32 for men you all would have a different opinon (i believe). American and United showed their latest uniform on model like figures. T...Jump to post
I have one question. Why are they purple? I notice Delta.com today has a purple background. Are they changing their colors? I prefer the blue and red myself.
http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/natio ... zdfDwpaHM/
I love how the focus is that they "just met". Shaming???? LOL "A man, 28, and woman, 48, who had just met, were caught committing a ### act in their seats on a Delta flight Sunday from Los Angeles to Detroit, WDIV-TV (Channel 4) reports." http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/mic...Jump to post
I love seeing the DCA adds. The AA DCA hub is a tremendous boutique style hub. TLH LIT and MGM are all important cities and 2 of them are state capital cities. All three of them are capital cities. Still frustrating to not see OKC get an add with these new additions at DCA. Not sure what these thre...Jump to post
AA starts LAX-PEK in a few days - Nov 5th. Its one of the busiest US-China city pairs, but until recently no US carrier was interested in serving it. Obviously going up against strong home carrier at PEK will offer its own challenges. PEK is generally considered low-yield tourism, whereas PVG is co...Jump to post
DL SEA-DEN APR 5>4 MAY 5>4 JUN 5>4 JUL 5>4 DL SEA-DTW MAR 5>4 DL SEA-MCO APR 2.0>1.4 MAY 1.8>1.3 JUL 1.0>1.7 DL SEA-PDX MAR 7>6 DL SEA-YYC APR 3>2 Interesting. Is the DL buildup in number of daily departures over in SEA? One could argue they are gate constrained and moving to larger aircraft with f...Jump to post