We have heard AA/DL talking about making cuts with the high fuel prices. AA has done that in ORD already based on the latest OAG. Kirby has been pretty adamant about continuing his growth plan. I personally think he needs to pick and choose where to do it at. ORD and IAH seem to be like good places...Jump to post
How about they hire Smisek to take over and "streamline" management? :smile: Dear Management and Support Staff Team Members, That letter was confusing, so Isom/Parker are staying but middle management is threatened? Any relation to the PSA problems occurring right now? They could merge PSA...Jump to post
a pilot shortage at QX (Horizon) that is still a lingering problem (or is it?) There is no pilot shortage at Horizon. There was an internal employee meeting where Horizon management verified that they've had no problem attracting candidates and upcoming classes are full. And, by the way, Horizon no...Jump to post
Yes there are. What if questions can’t be answered. Again sorry, I just mean to have a discussion on the possibilities and effects such an alternate course would have on other carriers and if such a hypothetical situation "could" realistically have happened. I've started a lot of these ye...Jump to post
AS/QX/VX major station load factors (excludes OO) (all routes from station)(all of 2017) ORIGIN Load Factor PDEW (Segment not O/D) Stage Length Block Time (Min) JFK … 87.1% … 1677.906849 … 2355.5 … 369.8536167 LAX … 86.1% … 8290.841096 … 1456.852868 … 196.1801562 SEA … 85.1% … 23050.01644 … 1327.200...Jump to post
- An east coast focus city isn't going to happen. The only option that I could see would be JFK because of their lounge their, and that they have terminal 7 almost all to themselves.- I'm probably one of the only few people that would actually like an AS/B6 merger. Although, it would create some pr...Jump to post
With the VX merger still in digestion stage, a pilot shortage at QX (Horizon) that is still a lingering problem (or is it?), and the ever-present "war" with DL at SEA, what news/thoughts/analysis do you have about the AS network. Current moves of note: The SFO expansion has been mixed, wit...Jump to post
Gotcha MidwestIndy, my bad. So, someone posted a rumor that UA is flying more to CLE than they otherwise would due to the MX facility. It’s a rumor so who knows if it’s really true but I really wonder how these flights do from a profitability standpoint given that they compete against Spirit, Front...Jump to post
I know that a BNA/ATL would have been just as bad as MEM/ATL for a merged DL/NW , but what if NWA moved their MEM to BNA back in the 1990s or 2000s after AA shuttered their hub there? I know it has a large WN presence now, but could NWA have made a fortress hub with better O/D than MEM if it moved ...Jump to post
Looking at FSDan's incredible work: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396835&p=20489351#p20489111 I came up with the following numbers for DL at DTW using his data. (July on a Thursday each year I believe) 2012: 533 dep, 50,085 seats, 94 seats/dep 2014: 489 dep, 45,333 seat...Jump to post
It looks like UA has more cuts for the fall/winter, IAD-PWM once scheduled for 1x 73H, 1x319, 1x CR7, 1x ERJ, is now 2x CR7, 2x ERJ in October/November. In December its down to 2x ERJ, DEN-ABQ is down to only 1x daily mainline from up to three previously. Some weirdly bunched flight times as well. O...Jump to post
At 65-70 million PAX a year, DAL would be pretty packed by now that a new airport would've been proposed to relieve it, or perhaps the airport renovated ala ATL/LHR to be able to handle such traffic most efficiently. It serves a good niche as a hub/focus city for Southwest, for people who don't wan...Jump to post
Too many squatters on this thread. At least three too many squatters - the ones who keep showing up, spouting the same old DTW-is-the-center-of-the-universe, DTW-is-a-better-airport-for-a-flight-to-xxx line - without facts, of course. I actually have a theory, most Indians who lost jobs in Detroit ...Jump to post
The two quotes were from the article the bottom section was my thoughts from the UA numbers quoted by the article: https://hub.united.com/united-reports-m ... 73479.htmlJump to post
A combined AUS-SAT airport would surely have more international flights and be a major hub. The idea has been floated around in the past. Problem is, the two metro areas are just a tad too far apart from each other. Put them 30 miles apart like Dallas and Fort Worth and you have something, 60 miles...Jump to post
deltaffindfw wrote:AFW is not a passenger airport - it's a privately owned cargo airport. FTW was the equivalent to DAL.
RJ shuttle between LHR and JFK departing every 10 minutes? Assuming manufacturers will make longer range RJs if airlines want ti use them this way I think the overuse of RJs was contributed to by bad accounting at CO. Placing regional cost burdens upon mainline improved regional flying's numbers, m...Jump to post
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2018/06/15/is-united-airlines-finally-gaining-ground-nearing-midyear-its-shares-lead-the-airline-industry/#7c702d45674b UA/Kirby starting to bear fruit “We view United as a sleeping giant, working to reach [its] full potential,” Becker said. Becker said Kirby’s s...Jump to post
Sorry, just how would it have turned out to the present, would AA/DL be able to each have a hub in the metroplex? Would WN serve both airports? Would UA for instance fly to both AFW and DAL from its hubs if there were no DFW to serve?Jump to post
UA has gotten the most heat recently for overusing RJs (especially 50 seat or less), but in the 2000-2010 era, most of the US aviation industry was headed in the regional jet direction. What would be the peak/maximum use of regional jets? I mean if UA continued down the path of a shrinking mainline ...Jump to post
What if DFW was never built? I know Dallas has kept their airport DAL but what if Dallas and Fort Worth kept separate airports open like the Austin/San Antonio region currently has AUS/SAT? What would be the impact on the network reach from the split airports over the almost 50 years since the build...Jump to post
I know that a BNA/ATL would have been just as bad as MEM/ATL for a merged DL/NW , but what if NWA moved their MEM to BNA back in the 1990s or 2000s after AA shuttered their hub there? I know it has a large WN presence now, but could NWA have made a fortress hub with better O/D than MEM if it moved M...Jump to post
So will CX enter SEA-HKG in the future, locking out a potential return for DL?
https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ ... jal-417375
Evil subsidized CX's fault... :lol: I would say I'm surprised but after having given up so many other Asian destinations, HKG with its pitiful 2x a week schedule a few years back and crazy fare sales, is probably a waste of a plane. Guess thats the plane (777) that will now operate MSP-ICN? Still th...Jump to post
MKE-SEA went from 2x daily E75 (1 AS, 1 DL) to 1x AS 739, 1x DL A319 this summer. WN served this in the past, so on a long term basis its not up thaaaat much, but I thought I was an interesting one. LAX-SEA has gone from a start of 2x ERJ for DL in 2007 to 8x daily 73H or similiar while UA correspon...Jump to post
Apparently its NK: https://www.airlinepilotforums.com/spirit/114357-mco-major-annoucement.html Source told me we are gonna get Orlando -bogota, Medellin, GUA, augualdilla , San Salvador, and few others . Bogota and mde being overnights... I could see all of those but who knows . Good source but I do...Jump to post
I don't think electric will ever work for anything 20+ seats The future (long term....!) is fusion power, like the compact reactor which Lockheed has been working on (mentioned in Aviation Week a few years ago) Would be hard to persuade travelers to take that up though..... Aviation also uses only a...Jump to post
Will never happen.... Iffffff it did......SMF would see reductions on "current" intra-state routes, AS would have to decide which state it wants to be the "go-to" airline in...…,WN will add frequencies to the new state capital(s). I'm not sure what to say on how the state would d...Jump to post
could be a general NK announcement given their refocus on leisure markets. I don't think so. The release was carefully worded to include "service abroad". We will have to see what pans out but I don't believe that this is NK. Thoughts: in order of likelihood BA/VS to LHR, a target for MCO...Jump to post
Great Circle Mapper last week featured UA's longest regional jet routes. http://www.gcmap.com/featured/20180607 The longest currently for UA is SFO-MSN (not ORD-FAT) in a E175. SFO-MSN is 1,772 mi. For a second there I was thinking UA was flying IAH-EWR on a regional jet. :lol: Then I realized I wa...Jump to post
Good, they should take the opportunity to end MSP-HND at the same time. They only average low 70% LF for 2017. They won’t do that unless they can convince regulators to move it to another hub. The slot is too important... SEA? Adding ICN with lots of beyond connectivity on KE can only further weake...Jump to post
Are there any free 777s? This was all but guaranteed and improves Asian connections from cities the upper Midwest/Great Plains not served by SEA and west of DTW.
MSP-HND supports eastern US/MSP to HND (endpoint) (like MSP-LHR)
MSP-ICN supports connections on both ends (like MSP-AMS/CDG)
So it appears NK is keeping ORD pretty much steady. Do you all think that’ll continue, especially with NK being one of the main players in the ORD expansion, or do you see ORD eventually going the way of DFW? One thing that rarely gets discussed on A.net is how FAA has effectively rolled out slots ...Jump to post
BOI-ATL I could see, eventually...but BOI probably has too little east coast demand. A single daily flight to NYC, BWI/DC, etc. would only work for a small segment of potential passengers on that route; the rest would connect, making a BOI-JFK unviable.Jump to post
I've been quite surprised at stimulation for IND-CDG. From friends I know about 18 seats were taken up this summer on the flight. I know this is anecdotal, but CDG/France/Europe demand has been stimulated from what I can see. Quite surprised actually, as I think some of this was new demand that woul...Jump to post
Looks like SIN-ICN-LAX will be axed First class bookings not available from 1 Dec 18 https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/1004201255353311232?s=21 Room now for AA or DL on ICN-LAX? CAPA (Centre for Aviation) thought ORD would be next, with IAH a longshot: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/r...Jump to post
I wonder if Kim would mind EK setting up a transpacific hub in FNJ..... :smile: I bet there would be space... This won't show up in OAG or any flight search, right? How do people even find it? Now realistically speaking, would Air Koryo make some sense flying to Dubai? They used to serve KWI a few ...Jump to post
I wonder if Kim would mind EK setting up a transpacific hub in FNJ.....
I bet there would be space...
This won't show up in OAG or any flight search, right? How do people even find it?
I think rebanking DEN will help UA there, there's a lot of wasted aircraft time with the first major westbound bank not until after 11am. Again banks set up as the folllowing would enable better utilization, ominidirectionality, and growth prospects. Now not every destination would have a flight in ...Jump to post
Mentioned before (gates), but quite interesting quotes/statistics. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/denver-airport-begins-work-on-39-gate-expansion-449043/ "Already in 2018, flights at Denver are scheduled to increase by 3.3% year-over-year, and seats by 3.5%, FlightGlobal schedule d...Jump to post
Why is this a thread? The author from the link owns stock in DL and is actively trying to manipulate it by writing articles like that. Agree, UA's working on two out of the three points that needed to be fixed. 1. Munoz- Fixing UA's relationship with its employees 2. Kirby- Fixing UA's network (bar...Jump to post
I’ve done top tier DL and UA for multiple years but haven’t been a big DL flier in 5+ years. I’m sure it’s changed but MileagePlus is (was?) just so much better than SkyMiles. Moved to Houston, it’s a no brainer. I’d sure give AA a try if I lived in Chicago. The above said most of my flights this y...Jump to post