That’s a long flight on a CR2. The more things change, the more UA stays the same. True that but for all the talk about how great the E-Jets are I took one from MIA to STL and I swear it felt like an eternity. There are limits to how much travel time one wants to spend on ANY RJ. But its a start...Jump to post
SAS ordering the 737-600 signaled the end of the 717.
MIA-HOU is very interesting.
Note that B6 also flies to MEX from MCO, JFK, FLL and starting Oct from BOS. WN has discontinued the flight to YUL citing competition from AC and traffic is not sufficient. I agree that ultimately they may want to be in YYZ but it is a highly competitive market with AC and WN. They have a lot of un...Jump to post
That's less than MAN!
NW route maps used to show "authorized" routes, which included a lot of Scandinavian cities. They never actually flew a lot of them, including SVG. I want to Bergen as well, but not sure. Sort of like BN routes maps shows way more routes across South America than were actually operated. H...Jump to post
F9LASDEN wrote:AirFiero wrote:
Wasn’t there an airline (Eastern?), many years ago, that had a red eye hub in Kansas City (I think) with very low fares and connections at like 4am? Would something like that work today, with an LCC?
Southwest compared to Delta, AA, or UA in 2018 isn't even a comparable experience. Southwest offers a way better experience in every way. JetBlue comes the closest IMHO but still isn't southwest. Living in STL B6 isn't an option for me. I have two FF accounts: WN and DL. I have a DL AMEX Platinum c...Jump to post
So if the Deregulation Act was signed into law on October 24, 1978, didn't it become effective immediately thereafter meaning technically any carrier could fly anywhere in the US? Of course, practically speaking I guess most had a lag between the effective date and the date they could actually impl...Jump to post
If STL can't get BA to LHR, EI to DUB would be the next best thing IMO. I agree, whole-heartedly. Plus the fact that EI has a number of connections to other parts of Europe, which certainly will be useful for those in STL. Interestingly, STL has had BA in the bag for years along with other major Eu...Jump to post
I find it hit and miss these days. A few genuinely funny ones, some smarmy ones and most are friendly/professional and let their natural personalities shine through. I did experience one not too long ago on an MKE-STL flight my travelling companion and I nicknamed "Lady Vader" as she was s...Jump to post
I would be interested to see where KEF comes out in the rankings. Smaller aircraft size but a large and growing number of US destinations.Jump to post
No difference in coach anymore.Jump to post
DL JAX-MSP JAN 0.1>0.0 Surprised DL can't make JAX-MSP work at all apparently; they're the business carrier on both ends of the route, and in January there should be snowbird traffic.Anyone got PDEW data for JAX-MSP? Even JAX-DTW only rates a single daily CR9 in January, which seems very low. Meanw...Jump to post
"Awesome to see AA increase these somewhat niche Caribbean markets though BON has been underserved for awhile especially from a frequency standpoint. At least it was daily or close to it in the SJU hub days. One minor complaint - its Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat... why not Sunday?" I for one would lik...Jump to post
Interested to know what everyone thinks might have come from a merger between Pan Am and TWA, say around 1979 instead of National. For argument's sake, assume the government approved it. Would Pan Am have been able to leverage TWA's domestic route structure to become competitive against UA, AA, DL?...Jump to post
The population of Palm Springs isn’t even in the top 100 list of largest populations in California. I would add SCK at over 300,000. FAT is over 500,000 Population has little to do with PSP, its a destination in and of itself the likes of which FAT and SCK will never be. Of course, as a an av-geek ...Jump to post
Oh good, so we're already off and running on the endless naming of random cities where Southwest can add service. Put me down for Peoria to Spokane. It would seem good practice to let them announce new routes and then comment, rather than speculate. It was a joke, but ironically that would have bee...Jump to post
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/boei ... 48002.html
This was floated originally when the 777 was first being designed. A bit ahead of it's time.
JetBlue May want to be at LHR if/when TATL operations start (Although LGW/STN is more likely at this time). Unless B6 is getting widebodies, I don't see them "wasting" LHR slots on 321's TATL. Their MINT product is a pretty big moneymaker so I wouldn't jump to that conclusion. Offering a ...Jump to post
Good, they need a new place to grow. And they'll beat WN to the punch if the want to beef up MCO-International. I don't think Southwest needs to look over its shoulder at JetBlue in Orlando. As of Feb 21, 2018, Southwest will offer up to 186 departures a day to 54 cities : That Orlando Sentinel art...Jump to post
JetBlue May want to be at LHR if/when TATL operations start (Although LGW/STN is more likely at this time).
OZ ordered 2 (or two were built). They never operated them, the planes were sold to Pan Am. And yes Boeing gave OZ a customer code-D4. You can see in your photo that the plane had already been sold to Pan Am and given its PA reg- N362PA. I wonder then why Eastern had that Z suffix :scratchchin: 438...Jump to post
Quick history question: Why did National build the Sundrome at JFK? They didnt fly to Europe and seemed to be limited to Florida. I know a terminal at JFK was the thing to do in the 60s, but this seems a bit much for a small airline with no intl presence from the airport. They did have a good deal ...Jump to post
2 were ordered initially but OZ was coming off a mechanic's strike and needed some cash. They sold them to PA IIRC. They never flew for OZ. I remember reading an article in ATW shortly after the sale to PA. OZ really wanted those planes and saw them as a good machine to start ops to the Bahamas and ...Jump to post
Has MCI really failed as a hub? They have a pretty big WN operation, something that similar cities like IND and PIT would kill for. It has failed, yet it hasn't. Much like STL it failed as a legacy hub with Connection/Express feeding the big mainline banks. MCI and more so STL have succeeded as a W...Jump to post
Lorenzo did, in fact, intend to merge CO and EA but he wanted EA's labor costs in line (or close) to CO's. So for Lorenzo that was busting the unions, and for Charlie Bryan: Full Pay To The Last Day. Their conflict was a testosterone battle of "Who's Is Bigger" and the only people that los...Jump to post
the only party interested in slots will be WN.
Yup, and probably the best one to make LGB work. If all WN did was LGB-OAK/SJC/SMF/LAS/PHX that would eat up 10 slots and provide LGB with access to a good sized chunk of the WN system.
I don't know how necessary this is considering most airlines save NK, WN and B6 have much connecting traffic, and all the FLL carriers are already in consolidated terminals. What kind of traveler transverses through FLL and needs to go to every concourse (or has time) just so they can hit their favo...Jump to post
I know people have speculated before about WN partnering with a European LCC and using STL as a connecting hub. I was thinking would partnering with a Chinese/Asian LCC be feasible, hypothetically? I know the China Hub was discussed because of STL's ideal location for connections to South America. ...Jump to post
People on a.net have a hard time leaving emotions behind. AA cares about making money not legacies or traditions. Reality is NYC has become very competitive and crowded. It is in AAs best interests to cancel and reduce flights that lose money. Focus on other places that print money with those plane...Jump to post
I’d love to see American come in with a Delta move and take a large share. Or maybe go 24.5/24.5 with LA or IB? A JV with AA would help some of 4O’s floundering transborder routes, and allow AA to expand in Mexico. If LA got in on it, it would be huge for Mexico-SA travel. This opportunity does hav...Jump to post
The TWA routes that Carl Icahn sold in an effort to chop-off the airline were:: LHR JFK (TW701 / TW703 / TW705) LHR BOS (TW751) LHR ORD (TW771) LHR PHL (TW???) LHR IAD (TW???) LHR LAX (TW761) At that time, TWA did not serve good markets, such as LHR MIA and LHR SFO. It kept a timid LGW STL I don't ...Jump to post
Folks, stranger things have happened. While I believe the probability of staying with airbus is quite high, I’d love for them to pick up 737’s on their next order. The 737-10MAX could make a lot of sense for them. Why...Just why? That would be like choosing a 65 year old woman with tons of plastic ...Jump to post
Interjet or Volaris in OW. If AS joins OW I could see HA join ST or Star. B6 to Star...maybe. Or OW to make AA a real player again at JFK. Icelandair in Star...maybe. HA would most likely join OW, because of JAL codeshare routes. AS also has a JL relationship IIRC. Which is why I said "if"...Jump to post
Well I would qualify to enter the Centurion lounge with my DL branded AMEX Platinum card. Haven't been able to check one out yet as my travels haven't taken me to one so far. Will it be located where the old smoking lounge was on the main level or upstairs?Jump to post
Interjet or Volaris in OW.
If AS joins OW I could see HA join ST or Star.
B6 to Star...maybe. Or OW to make AA a real player again at JFK.
Icelandair in Star...maybe.