Mesa has been doing real well recent years. Besides earning profits, they also have consistently been on top of the pack among their regional peers in DOT OT numbers. I even recall United awarded them some status like "regional partner of the year" for their strong performance. I wonder wh...Jump to post
To me it just seems like SkyTeam is the most boring of the alliances. Their lack of ambition to grow members also seems underwhelming.Jump to post
Few years ago I saw a presentation that basically explained for proper cost recover inflight WiFi charges would have to more than triple. Of course, doing that you kill off demand. Entire business model for such products is questionable as we've seen from previous failures and Gogo limping along for...Jump to post
Thanks LAXIntl for the thread.
I recently saw a LAWA blurb that in 2017 the SoCal basin accounted for 40% of US mainland Transpac enplanements. Suppose it makes sense with LAX having 5 of top 10 routes in your list.
Now with SQ having announced its own 10x weekly LAX nonstop, and increase of SFO nonstop service to 10X weekly as well, I think we know why UA decided to drop LAX and double up at SFO to protect its hub. Unfortunately, I give SQ the far better chance on the routes with their product and beyond conne...Jump to post
Going to be a quite spectacular place (existing PEK is that already).
I hope for everyone's sake that China liberalizes its airspace use. The most modern concrete airports are not much help when airway capacity is often so constricted.
Oh an for all those that wonder why the West is friends and does business with Turkey, I ask then why we are friends with nations like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Vietnam, China, South Africa, etc. Certainly, if we are going to follow some moralistic high road against Turkey, we should have long ag...Jump to post
Erdogan is the closest thing to hitler we have seen since hitler. Maybe more a Stalin tbh, more internal jailing/violence. :shakehead: :shakehead: :shakehead: I don't think the majority should be allowed to vote for demolishing democracy. This is what is happening in Turkey. This has nothing to do ...Jump to post
Woo-hoo. Hope I manage to snag a flight or two on these LAX nonstops positioning to/from Asia.
No wonder UA bailed on LAX nonstop and decided to double up on SFO. They saw what was coming from SQ.
I recall the CPUC and how airlines had to get their intra-CA fares approved.
Since the agency was often reluctant, or atleast slow to approve increases, I long remember how fares up and down the corridor were often to be had for $15 each way into the 1970s.
While I fly cargo, not passengers, but the concept its very much the same. Only put a half payload on and your plane can fly much much farther. I really don't see someone like UA with a large 787 fleet and can use the economics of scale (crews, maintenance, etc) to ever acquire a A350-ULR version. A...Jump to post
Flying daytime westbound enable some feed from SFO end but this late arrival into SIN will pretty much mean all travellers are terminating at SIN. Not at all. SIN is a beehive late at night. Besides tons of regional flights (Indonesia, Malaysia, etc) there are departures to points in India, Sri Lan...Jump to post
The ex-Jade Cargo for CAL Cargo Airlines ferried from Shenzhen to Tel Aviv.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/X2A ... /ZGSZ/LLBG
Its true, does seem like AA-DL-UA seem to each have a primary area of strength - much thanks to assets they purchased from folks like Pan Am and Eastern. Regarding Asia, seems UA saw all the changes coming more than a decade ago, having worked to adapt its network away from Tokyo and focused on buil...Jump to post
BWIAirport wrote:I think an AA LAX-LHR daytime flight could be successful.
While work never takes to me Turkey, this airport looks quite nice. http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/iga1_60.jpg http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/iga1_60.jpg http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/iga8_5.jpg http://www.airporthaber.com/wk-uploads/news/iga8_5.jpg http://www...Jump to post
As long time on/off SoCal resident, I also concur that an airport like BUR will simply not be an option for a huge portion of the population simply due distance/time involved. Same reason why many would never consider using ONT, LGB, or SNA either. BUR is largely at the northern periphery of the bas...Jump to post
While I live in the cargo world but pass through Hong Kong regularly, I am shocked Delta is dropping the market. While I can see benefits of JVs, not being linked to such a major global city (even if loss making) is rather surprising for Delta and its global positioning. While route is 777 now, I we...Jump to post
I know someone that works at XE, and indeed they are pulling NorCal flying from BUR in the fall while refocusing on Vegas instead. Additionally, they had to move out from their hangar at BUR, and now utilize another smaller facility. http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1395141 Reg...Jump to post
Seems to me from SAN the logical and preferred gateway to the world would be LAX. I would not want to make a domestic connecting flight back East when you have LAX up the coast. You gamble with weather/ATC issues virtually every season of the year from all the other DL hubs. I usually arrive in LAX ...Jump to post
As a pilot I cant say I have ever encountered constraints related to runway capacity at LAX except during periods of inclement weather like fog, or when Pacific storms roll through and airport goes into East ops mode. Any operational issues with LAX are on the ground, simply taxiing around, but not ...Jump to post
Even a mega market like Mexico has a checkered history at ONT. Aeromexico just recently threw in the towel. Makes one wonder if China Airlines was even the right airline to try ONT? Would instead a mainland Chinese airline particularly one like Hainan be more willing to absorb losses and make the mo...Jump to post
From my flight school days I recall MMH has wingspan limitation.Jump to post
How are pilots held to “far more stringent dress standards”? How are the standards different than FA’s and how are enforced differently? Atleast at my company, our policy is enforced by flight ops management regarding host of things like use of short/long sleeve shirts (they are defined by the thea...Jump to post
I don't think United has a clue if they are coming, or going.
These policy changes and abrupt 180s are all self-inflicted wounds. Crazy stuff happening over at Willis.
From frequent flyer point of view suppose this is good, as MI was not a Star partner, and one would often earn minimal miles (if any) when using MI connections based on my experience.Jump to post
Here is the memo article mentions that was shared with me. I actually could not agree more. As a pilot, we are held to far more stringent dress standards than the boys and girls in the back that seemingly too often make up their own uniform items and manner to be worn. United Inflight Team, I’m writ...Jump to post
Contract agencies have been around ages.
An old friend flew for JAL for more than a decade during 1990s, and was employed by a Hawaii based company from which JAL contracted pilots. Know another person that flew for NCA Cargo also through a US based agency.
Yes BKK can be tricky. The sinking is actually quite apparent in some parts of the airport with taxiways having a waves in them basically. Also at parking spots, you can see a permanent sunken indentation where landing gear rest. Probably the most dangerous aspect is the buckling surface breaks off ...Jump to post
Sooner or later humans will be engineered out of piloting jobs. So whether this starts with cargo and evolves into fully autonomous craft, I'll let the experts figure out the path. Personally don't see point of betting against technology and societal evolution.Jump to post
Norwegian is no more a flag of convenience than US company that set up operations in Florida, Texas or South Carolina for example. Be it Norway, UK, or Ireland, it's a single aviation market which means its under the same legal aviation framework. p.s. - I am a UPS pilot and fully support vibrant ma...Jump to post
ALPA was always wasting their time, though they certainly mucked things up and slowed the process down for Norwegian at the expense of flying public.Jump to post
Looks like it will be a nice airline.
Something new for new for me to maybe deadhead on in 2-years.
Yes shame as route has been flown for 27 odd years, but the market while being the largest Mexico-US city pair is full of capacity including several LCCs, and route no longer plays a network bridge between MEX and NRT for example that it once did. Out of curiosity what are the biggest Mexico-US rou...Jump to post
Paint is underwhelming.
Product looks fantastic, but wonder indeed if its not over the top. They will certainly need top end premium/biz markets to generate the revenue to cover its space cost making utility of airplane less for more leisure markets as currently flown.
Thanks LAXintl. You are probably one of the most straight forward and level headed posters I have come across on the site. As you just showed with AF side itself having accrued nearly 1.5billion Euro's profit in last 3-years, the employees are hardly irrational in wanting relief after years of freez...Jump to post
PatrickZ80 good thing you are not as you would know the most basic labor law let alone collective bargaining agreements dont allow such non-sense actions. You’d probably also be starting the next French revolution where they would bring the guillotine back in your honor. Now let's talk about more se...Jump to post
If JAL seeks to tap another AA hub I would say it should be PHL not MIA. I also dont buy concept that MIA is some magical access point for Latin America. The major Latin markets are already reachable from Asia via so many other connecting cities so not sure what MIA really brings to the table beyond...Jump to post
Route must be doing so terrible that even with the new relationship with CZ its not worth hanging onto. Yes I suspect other airlines will indeed oppose AA's request at DOT and try to win the slots themselves. Regardless of todays financial performance, gaining additional slots in a limited entry mar...Jump to post
JL has a vastly superior product compared to ANA. From the lounges, onboard, seats, configuration, catering, cabin crew service are all superior, it's a lot more personal and it doesn't matter which class you travel in. At NH, everything feels a lot more industrial. Interesting, however, these opin...Jump to post