The Lynchburg,Va paper has an article stating that UA might offer LYH-IAD flights this year. http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/air-service-to-dulles-from-lynchburg-a-possibility-this-year/article_0ddd9a5b-3cc5-5398-b82c-5ab6123bf11f.html Would also be good to have HVN-IAD flights as there is no...Jump to post
So I guess this is why UA is more comfortable with IAD. It's still expensive, but at least things are moving in the right direction.
https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/05/16/american-airlines-sees-new-york-american-failing/ American Airlines President Isom told employees on Friday how the airline sees themselves in New York. Here are some of the highlights "We orient our schedule, our operation, around that busin...Jump to post
Facts as UA saw them at the time: *All-in CASM for the 737 classic fleet was worse than the CRJ or ERJ, even with fuel over $100/barrel. This was in the words of COO John Tague himself. *Capacity needed to decrease and UA didn't have a large block of aircraft it could temporarily park like NW/DL an...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:Probably numerous regional Chinese airlines
UA just announced weekly ORD-BRO (Brownsville, TX) Starting November 3, 2018, its weekly on a E175 with leisure focused schedules (morning outbound, afternoon return) http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/local/united-airlines-to-fly-nonstop-from-brownsville-to-chicago/article_fd6217de-579f-11e8-b78...Jump to post
Just wondered I thought I had read something on this site that said they (DL) were going to expand their DFW operations to a level larger than AA and DFW but AA beat them to the punch. Even if they were larger though I get that that does not equal success. AA not having an ATL would have a greater &...Jump to post
I have no understanding of the UA network as a whole but I'd suggest you're approaching it from the wrong perspective by simply considering an aircraft type's economics based on their fuel efficiency. Total cost of ownership (and by association operation) is also informed by crewing expenses, lease...Jump to post
India is such a large market, with incredible growth opportunities, they'll make it in somehow. It just probably won't be as much of an entrance as some here would like (1 daily flight from JFK max), and I would assume it would be in partnership (JV?) with a carrier like Jet Airways. It would absol...Jump to post
Delta, like AA, had a large presence at DFW at the time of Braniff’s demise. What if, instead of waiting for BN to die, they moved first in expanding their hub in DFW? Could they have overtaken and out shaken AA, which moved in first in reality? If DL had stepped in and taken the lead in DFW would t...Jump to post
At least according to A.net, many of United’s problems stem from its massive fleet and capacity cuts over the past two decades, specifically its mass parking or B737-300s in ~2008 and domestic B757-200s up until around 2014. United cut mainline capacity replacing service, especially domestically, wi...Jump to post
India is such a large market, with incredible growth opportunities, they'll make it in somehow. It just probably won't be as much of an entrance as some here would like (1 daily flight from JFK max), and I would assume it would be in partnership (JV?) with a carrier like Jet Airways. It would absolu...Jump to post
Thank you so much for sharing. Wana Get Away fares get an adjustment. Tweaking it to a basic economy type fare. Last to board with ONE small personal item only. BUT you Still get 2 free checked bags. Help increase OTP and trim the last minute Gate bag checking issues. Interesting....although of cou...Jump to post
Maybe CZ will finely have a use for its A380s!Jump to post
So the solution is to make an 8am bank for example have flights both east and west, the 10am bank the same, and so on? Good, otherwise a close in city, CRP, for IAH for example may only be able to be fed in one direction. Any idea what the DEN rebanking will look like? I think they should do somethi...Jump to post
According to Kirby - UA is the most profitable airline at LAX, having best margins https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-plans-more-feeder-flights-at-los-angeles-441829/ I doubt IAH is that profitable as it had some of its wind knocked out of it with the oil economy and later hurricane ...Jump to post
I'm trying to understand these east coast changes announced this week http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1393953&hilit=ua+east+coast . I like them, but they don't make sense. I thought I remember hearing something from UA a few months ago about banking EWR to match AA at PHL....Jump to post
DL JFK-CHS OCT 2>3 NOV 1.9>3 DEC 1.8>3 JAN 1.8>3 Wow, no Transatlantic connections via JFK? **DL JFK-PHL OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 DL JFK-PUJ JAN 1.7>2 DL LAX-BOS JAN 3>1.9 DL LAX-CUN JAN 1.7>1.5 DL LGA-ACK SEP 0.1>0.0 DL LGA-DSM OCT 0.9>1.7 NOV 0.8>1.7 DEC 0.5>1.4 JAN 0.8>1.6 DL LGA-...Jump to post
I think the only "workable" alternative to the present history would be NW/AS/CO SEA MSP DTW IAH EWR CLE (cut) PDX/LAX (focus) AA/DL - DFW ORD CVG (cut) JFK LGA MIA ATL LAX UA/US - CLT ORD DEN SFO PHX (cut) PHL DCA IAD (slimmed) LAX I really don't like the Midwest problems created by NW/AA...Jump to post
Could WW's new Indian service play a part in starting service to Asia from IND? Probably not, Infosys won't be sending employees on Wow It will probably help the CDG flight IND-CDG-BLR, IND-CDG-DEL, IND-CDG-BOM, etc. Also noticed from IBJ (paper edition) today that the subsisidy is $55/pax each way...Jump to post
With the right carrier, I think it could work. A321neoLR and 797 would help and flight schedule times would be "interesting" but.... Imagine the following schedule (MON) 8am SFO - 11am ANC : 2pm ANC - 2pm NRT +1 (TUE) [or 3pm back to SFO or a US destination] (TUE) 6pm NRT - 8am ANC : 10am ...Jump to post
I would think the constitutionality of a federal law to arbitrarily constrain is questionable
Can't DL just file a lawsuit, have the DAL situation examined, and then get the law "re-repealed"?
Some Data...... Full year 2017 Load Factors from USDOT T100 Outbound from DTW DEST Load Factor PDX … 79.9% Huh... is PDX really that low...? I guess this explains Alaska's struggle to keep this route year-round. All in all, 79.9% isn't all that bad, but Delta is obviously taking the larger share of...Jump to post
Some Data...... Full year 2017 Load Factors from USDOT T100 Outbound from DTW DEST Load Factor SNA … 92.2% LAX … 91.3% SLC … 90.8% SJU … 90.3% SEA … 89.7% PHX … 89.6% DEN … 89.5% SRQ … 89.5% LAS … 89.3% DAL … 89.1% AVP … 88.8% MCO … 88.4% SAN … 87.3% OAK … 87.1% PWM … 86.9% SWF … 86.4% PBI … 86.2% G...Jump to post
Returning to the church several years back after a decade-long absence, I was shocked to see changes that made no sense. The Apostle's Creed redone, this "and with your spirit" stuff, etc. It still throws me on the rare occasions I attend mass. The 2011 changes were an improved translatio...Jump to post
I'm a priest... I've never celebrated a Tridentine Mass, but I've done the Novus Ordo (New Rite, the way Mass is commonly celebrated nowadays) ad orientem (facing east, or facing the altar with the people). It is a different experience compared to when I'm facing the congregation not only because o...Jump to post
Maybe DL/WN can split the AS/VX gates when they pull out (assuming they do) from DAL?
I know they've added West Coast capacity from DAL (AS) but pulling LGA/DCA makes it an endpoint only, and probably not sustainable (not that it ever was) in the long run.
I'm also wondering where all the new mainline capacity (ORD-PWM/SAV/CHS, IAD-PWM/BNA/ORF, etc.) is coming from. Was United severely underutilizing its fleet in the past years? Are they changing their schedule (scheduling later departures like ~10 PM banks out of hubs? It just seems like UA hasn't gr...Jump to post
hiflyeras wrote:Lots of UA cuts in Nov for DEN. Is this an annual, seasonal reduction?
I have heard that P&G (and some other Cincinnati companies) are very annoyed with Delta at the moment. This is centered around DL dropping regional routes such as CVG-PIT/GRR/RIC/MSN/MEM/XNA that cannot be flown easily on other carriers and choosing to start IND-CDG instead of a CVG-AMS or LHR ...Jump to post
50% LF on 100 M route: 5000 RPM for a 100 seat plane, 10000 ASM, 50 pax 75% LF on 1000 M route: 75,000 RPM, 100,000 ASM, 75 pax 100% LF on 10,000 M route: 1000000 RPM, 1000000 ASM, 100 pax Total system (three routes) : 1,080,000 RPM, 1,110,000 ASM, 225 pax 97.3% LF overall (RPM/ASM) as opposed to un...Jump to post
The move will be official on the 8th. They've removed all Delta signage from the gates and jetbridge's. The odd thing (to me anyways) is that they've painted 7 parking "gates" on the ramp in their area but only have 5 jetbridge's. I'm curious to see why they painted two extra. Ground leve...Jump to post
Some notes: Not really sure why PDX-SEA is on there, or where that statistic even came from... There's no SEA-PDX statistic from what I saw. PDX-SEA was some kind of flight diversion or ferry. If a flight operates under regular Part 121 rules it shows up in the statistics. I tried to filter out suc...Jump to post
Im a terrible Catholic. Last year i set a record of times going to mass in a year as an adult. That number was 4. You can always come back, He's waiting. To me the latin mass is a good reminder that the church wants you to follow like a sheep, not to think. No, I think its a free choice, a use of r...Jump to post
I'd say an airline run by Tim Clark, Scott Kirby, David Neilman, Richard Anderson, and Michael O'Leary.
Not sure how this group would split the CEO position, but they would be the airline dream team. Imagine them running UA...
of course O'Leary and Neilman wouldn't get along.....
How about OneJet coming to DET (Detroit-City)? With their recent purchase of Ultimate Air Shuttle, if any carrier is ever able to restart services there (IF), they would seem the most likely to make it work. MDW, (Cleveland-Burke), CVG or LUK, NYC (somewhere), and a few other buisness destinations. ...Jump to post
While the word "traddy" may sound weird to many, in certain Catholic circles it is a "cool" term, identifying one as a lover/follower of the traditional, "Old", or Latin Mass. In all seriousness due to the dignity and importance of the Mass, and with the understanding t...Jump to post
So you are unconcerned about load factors? Yields sound good then, maybe IND is like CVG with stronger relative premium demand than economy demand. And yes forgot SAN, but I'm not sure if AS could make that work if SFO doesn't work for them. GRU, I doubt it. I don't think buisness passengers would g...Jump to post
How about JFK to ANC service? This is a big domestic hole and it can be flown on the 757-200. Detroit Anchorage is even a bigger whole than NYC-ANC Yes DTW-ANC should probably come first. NYC-ANC may be a larger market but it is already served by UA (from EWR) and with DL's ATL-ANC downgauged to B7...Jump to post
DTW would be a great option for ORD-LHR connections, except.... All those extra passengers will be flying the BA A380, Norwegian, or WOW through KEF. DTW will probably get a few additional passengers, but, assuming DTW-LHR is pretty full as is, most passengers will probably graviate to a cheaper/non...Jump to post
LCC and narrowbody capacity has really increased. Overall, I think the transatlantic market is headed for overcapacity as each new route (IND-CDG, SEA-DUB, CLE-KEF, DEN-CDG, etc) pulls passengers away from existing options. There are only so many transatlantic passengers and I think some growth plan...Jump to post
If AS were to drop IND-SFO they would have to drop the other 70 percent fill rate routes too. Do you really think AS would cave into UA and drop EVERYTHING they added in Sept. 2017? They don't HAVE to do anything. They can cut routes filled more and keep routes filled less if they are making more m...Jump to post
More legacy like variability. I wonder if they will cut back more on Saturdays now. They shift from buisness routes to a greater leisure focus on the weekend already, but they don't cut back in total as much as DL seems to do. If they can vary frequencies by day of week now, does this mean 3x weekly...Jump to post
So BA is going 3x daily to MIA? Are they cutting 1 daily frequency from DFW, or is the new AA flight a net addition. Lots of Caribbean/South additions, the 788 shorter-haul deployment is interesting. Will UA go 77W on ORD-PEK, or just happily take the reduced competition? 3 carriers on ORD-PEK was p...Jump to post