So it's odd DY hasn't done MAN-USA flights. That's exactly what Monarch would do with the MAX. This seems like a choreographed dance. It may all be Monarch manipulating DY, but I don't doubt it's true. Otoh, Monarch hasn't even gotten the MAX yet. Pretty early days.Jump to post
Personally, in my book, there indeed is no shame in being a fully government-owned airline - that is quite normal globally and where the airline can serve for broader national benefit, but it seems to me this messy middle state SAA finds itself hardly ideal. Which is why the MidEast brouhaha is a j...Jump to post
Success in putting people in seats, but are they spending at the needed price points? First, no company can grow like that and make a profit. That's pretty much true in any industry. Does that mean they will fail? No, of course not. It's very common to lose money in the extreme growth phase until y...Jump to post
I've been expecting this, what else were they going to do with all those 737 MAX? I'm not sure they will make more money than intra-Europe. Plot out the range to the U.S. from MAN and I think you'll have the network. Tell me you can make ORD-MAN with a 737MAX and I think they've got something. If th...Jump to post
Now to answer the OP, in aviation we use Nautical miles, and NMs only. A321neo does not have the range to fly payload KEF-MIA, that appears to have been positioning only without payload to retrieve pax from a grounded a/c. 737MAX8 and a A321neo w/2 ACTs (third one eats payload) will do about 2600-2...Jump to post
Wasn't it announced in January to start in March? So it was delayed?
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... arch-2017/
That's definitely a vote of confidence.
AA/DL/UA will say his great-great-great-grandfather was from Asia, so this amounts to foreign subsidies!!!!!!!!
5 weekly frequencies - MIA-HAV using Cessna 208 Caravan
What's the elevation of the departure airport? What's the air temp? What are the headwinds? What are the weather conditions at the destination airport and all diversion airports... How frequently will the carrier tolerate a tech stop? You want a simple answer yet there isn't one. I'm not talking De...Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:Seasonal or not, the frequency is a reduction from previously published schedules, and also reduction from what was operated last winter. (4x @ ORD).
What kind of ^&@#$&* strike an airline on the verge of liquidation? Quit and get another job. Don't be crybabies. Wouldn't that leave Air Berlin in the same place? If the striking crew simply turned in their resignation and took new jobs the airline would still be short those pilots and can...Jump to post
Not really a smart move by the pilots. If they think that they can live on insolvency severance pay, OK. But under the conditions they have to work now, they should Keep the bride attractive. Instead they demolish what is left with a sledge hammer. The loneliest People today might be the AB call Ce...Jump to post
As a follow-up, an article in the NYT from a year ago claimed the 737 MAX 8 could make it 3500 miles Westbound on the Atlantic, presumably with zero cargo. I have some verification that is near the limit, but is it longer? WW was flying the A321 NEO 3700 KEF-MIA in the Summer, but not regularly.Jump to post
I know from experience that the manufacturer data is unusable and based upon non-real world assumptions. Plus, it doesn't include Ops-Spec based limitations caused by reserve fuel requirements. Anybody who works in a carrier's Ops department with the plane onsite (or who have done a real analysis fo...Jump to post
Also in the off-season months only like 20-30% of passengers on AMM-YUL-DTW go on to Detroit. In the summer months however the flights are packed. There's the OP's answer. It is often just as simple as that. If RJ thought it was a profitable use of available aircraft to fly DTW-AMM non-stop year-ro...Jump to post
I doubt that, since the JV won't cover HKG. The KL/DL JV doesn't technically cover DXB, but it's still DL's way to serve the market after leaving themselves because DL has a financial interest in the passenger once they reach AMS. I think SEA-HKG is likely to be a similar situation, where DL will b...Jump to post
Kinda cool. I wonder if it will stick. Guess it depends on the hurricane impact. Spirit Airlines is facing the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma in Florida by making sure its staff and their families are safe - and that the airline can operate as the storm reaches the U.S. It relocated hundreds of...Jump to post
dumbell2424 wrote:Looks like UA48 EWR-BOM and UA82 EWR-DEL has been avoiding it already
Negative cashflow. Yeah, but that's like never happened ever. As long as you are profitable you can get financing, so the negative cash flow is irrelevant. This is just sour grapes and capacity shaming, since as a public company the detractors can't claim they are government subsidized, they are at...Jump to post
Norwegian 12 month share price -37% Ryanair 12 month share price +43% EasyJet 12 month share price +11% IAG 12 month share price +63% Investors aren't impressed. Investors don't like expansion and they don't like loss-leading. Just ask any of the U.S. carriers. The DOJ filed an aborted litigation a...Jump to post
flee wrote:enilria wrote:Why would a profitable airline shut down???
https://www.norwegian.com/globalassets/ ... 017-q2.pdf
FI is the obvious bet I doubt FI would ever be interested in that. Icelandic competition authorities would never allow it either. Germany has one airline now basically. WW has purposely cut off all the expansion options for FI both in terms of network and in terms of gate usage at KEF. It's going t...Jump to post
An insider posted a long time ago that Al Baker said in a speech that QR would add LAS in the wake of remarks by the DL CEO aimed at shutting down Open Skies. It was shortly afterward posted on Twitter. The route planners were apparently blindsided by the move. I believe that team is mostly now gone...Jump to post
FI is the obvious betJump to post
AA exiting San Juan gradually? This could be from a soap opera where an airline geek emerges from a 15 year coma to stunning realizations! :) Yes, of course they have been for a very long time. It appears that AA strategy in SJU is directly affected by the LCC/ULCC entry. AA decided to start down-s...Jump to post
With all of the negative publicity United's gotten lately, it's nice to see them receiving recognition for such a good deed by their CEO. Certainly no recognition was needed, and he did not make this public himself. Bravo Oscar! http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2017/08/30/united-ceo-oscar-munoz-vows-t...Jump to post
I'll give this one a lot more of a chance of success than most others. They at least are identifying an under served market. There may be more people clamoring for low cost air fare, but there are an awful lot of airlines operating in that arena. Right now there are very few airlines offering a dec...Jump to post
I sure hope CRJ's aren't part of the plans. That won't turn out well. I agree. Worst possible plane to try and start an airline with. Even if they got the CRJ for free, it's still a PITA to turn a profit on. I am all for a return of Midwest though! Pretty sure the CRJs are the plan. I think it's ri...Jump to post
DL747400 wrote:Good! This was an ego-driven, very ill-conceived move from the very beginning. Hostile and provocative.
It's a shame. I was looking forward to this going on long enough to enjoy a lot of popcorn. In a statement, the state-owned airline cited American’s “latest public disclosure,” seeming to refer to a recent earnings report. Qatar said the disclosure demonstrated the “investment no longer meets our ob...Jump to post
You are comparing DXB to CVG? Bwahahahahahah. I suggest you take a flight to Dubai. You clearly haven't been there. DXB is about 40% local. About the same as ATL. Having said that, of course they can't keep expanding from DXB, there isn't the space at the airport and eventually they will serve all v...Jump to post
Id like to start a post about NK, because it seems like other airlines have one so why not have a post dedicated to NK? In another post, a pilot bridge program is being established with GoJet to funnel in new pilots to NK. Where do you see NK next? Lets talk about the pesky NEO and the engine probl...Jump to post
Silver Airways says it has replaced CEO Sami Teittinen by Steven Rossum an aviation attorney that specializes in corporate restructuring. At the same time it was announced the company has agreed to acquire 20 ATR-42 aircraft with options for additional 30. They have rights to convert to the larger ...Jump to post
Great questions. In the past there was talk it would be for B6, but I think the risk is that if they secured more slots (somehow) they would be walled off from expansion.Jump to post
Is that round-trip or simply US-Cuba? "Both directions averaged" is literally in the second line of the original post... I enjoyed that. Anyway, mostly awful, but actually less awful LFs than I expected. I was expecting to see more teens. JUST IMAGINE how much money that sucked out of Sil...Jump to post
Enjoy... Source: T100. Both directions averaged. https://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_SelectFields.asp Silver FLL-CCC 2016/12 LF: 16% FLL-CCC 2017/01 LF: 20% FLL-CFG 2016/12 LF: 15% FLL-CFG 2017/01 LF: 14% FLL-CMW 2016/11 LF: 18% FLL-CMW 2016/12 LF: 39% FLL-CMW 2017/01 LF: 29% FLL-HOG 2016/11 LF: 21% FL...Jump to post
I thought AA was restricted to 4 x daily based on slot awards so they could not add any more flights without permission hence my question. I should've amended my thread to 'widebody' service rather than 332. Having grown up in PR i automatically associated AA and the Caribbean with the A300 or the ...Jump to post
As a gay man I have come to notice aviation has a disproportionately high number of gay people either interested in or working in the industry. Most prominently in the cabin crew role, but I also know many gay pilots personally at all levels, from students right through to ME3 A380 captains. I was ...Jump to post
We have to accept, I think, that we all live in a crazy world now. No common sense left anywhere. It's always been crazy. It's just now there's evidence of everything that happens. All because grown adults need to act like kids. Where in that sentence is the best place to add the word "drunk&q...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Thanks to TerminalD helping me out this week. I finally took a vacation!