While we’re on the note of destinations that F9 should return to, why haven’t they returned to BOS either? I heard something a while back about them having beef with the airport authority over gate fees or something like that, but it’s been ~15 years since they’ve left, so what’s stopping them from...Jump to post
But that boat has sailed, a long, long time ago. I am not suggesting VA rebrand into AN now, doing so would be a retrograde step as the AN branding has long since lost its resonance and goodwill. As you rightly point out, efforts to reuse long-dead airline branding have not been successful. That wa...Jump to post
Well, I have a formidable opposition in having a screen writer and a lawyer join forces to argue against me! ......but, I will try! If we go back to the days before JB became CEO, the old VB business had similar financial issues. A low share price and a very marginal business model that wasn't able...Jump to post
The Virgin Blue/ Australia businesses have awards s relies upon the Virgin Brand and SRB as a figurehead in their marketing strategy. You're determined to let JB off the hook, aren't you? LOL. When the job became vacant JB was asked for this vision of Virgin - with which at least one member of the ...Jump to post
juliuswong wrote:IMO, I think JB overstayed his welcome. True that he has some missteps, he did great things as well. However, time has arrived for him to move on.
You can't blame JB for all of VA's woes!\ Who else will you blame? JB said "yes" and "no" - just as AJ did at Qantas, and whose shoes would you rather be in now? Borghetti was a disaster at Virgin. He took a small, cheerful, generally profitable airline and tried to turn into a ...Jump to post
It will be mixed reviews with a lot of criticism. VA had a lot of potential but had greatly underperformed during JB's tenure with a number of poor decisions or executions that have been botched. I'll start with one statement - hundreds of millions of shareholder funds lost and for what - a second ...Jump to post
This. I'm Muslim and failing to see the point of this airline. Just ask for water when the FA asks what you want to drink. And a lot of airlines have halal/veggie meals. He wants to start his own airline\, like Michael Bishop and Stelios Haji-Ioannou. He thinks he's found a niche that'll make money...Jump to post
I've flown on several airlines that don't serve grog - I haven't had a problem.
If you want alcohol - fly another airline. People want to pray before they take off? Fine by me, I don't believe in whom they praying to anyway.
What other people do is their business.
Yeah, but those were announced all the way back in July 2017. Since then, all they have done is reduced routes from CVG CVG-SEA/MIA/FLL/PHX/PHL/CUN/IAH/SFO were cut, CVG-DEN/MCO/LAS/SFO/LAX lost frequency, and this fall many of the new routes will see more slashes in frequency. The adds of CVG-RDU/...Jump to post
I personally think that expansion at CVG is going to slow to a crawl for F9. As predicted when WN first arrived at CVG, I think WN is going to take over F9's current role at CVG. DL is also certainly forcing the pressure, as they compete with on most of F9's routes. I can see some more seasonal 2-3...Jump to post
I don't have insider info, but this number seems way off to me. I picked TPA to check because they announced a ton of routes at that time. Of the 10 routes they announced, I'm not seeing TPA-CMH/IND/MCI/MKE/MSP/BNA/STL for sale at all, a few other routes end before the end of the schedule. Of the 8...Jump to post
Yes they are doing it. As I said it was not a knock on F9, sorry you seem to have taken it that way based on your LOL. I was simply making it clear that the previous post was only looking at one connection direction when using the term "short(ish)". The connection time is short one direct...Jump to post
If YYC does well enough, it will interesting to see if they add YYC-MCO to the winter schedule. Or will they leave MCO to another Canadian station - say MCO-YYZ or MCO-YUL?
Of course, iI woould only take Westjet about a nano-second to add such route(s) as retaliatio, but that's okay.
FATFlyer wrote:Not a knock on F9, but with the current schedule Fresno travelers are having to endure long connections one direction or the other depending upon the destination.
I understand that F9 makes tons of money but I just like to know what routes, and when, an airlines flies, more than a couple of months in advance. I do not fly F9 or G4 but I do follow both of them here on A.net. I'll also say, congratulations to F9 for being successful with this particular busine...Jump to post
wnflyguy wrote:Frontier holds 2 daily slots at SNA but temporary gave one back From January-August.
WN used the excess slot to temporarily bring back SNA-MDW service. It's been long rumored then using the other slot for less than daily adds from SNA!
Frontier airlines is adding two new flights out of San Antonio: Orange County (SNA) and Salt Lake City(SLC). SAT-SNA starts on August 13th and SAT-SLC starts on August 15th. Interesting - both are available on the Frontier website, but I wonder where the slots for SNA are coming from? SNA-DEN seems...Jump to post
I think they do quite a bit more research than anyone gives them credit for. They're not stupid and F9 is making solid money. However, since they can start and cancel routes for less than most carriers, they're able to try more unconventional routes. Whereas most people here approach route profitab...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:I don’t think times are gonna effect if ppl are going to NK or not
Probably the original main MKE to XXX business routes without the over the top service. Knope has it pretty well nailed up- thread I know Knope's work well - and respect him enormously - and he puts his finger on what Midwest faces. The airline world has changed considerably since the glory years, ...Jump to post
Midwest, as most people remember it, saw its darkest days after 9/11 and never really recovered. "Saver" was introduced and even the "Signature" meals were replaced by buy-on-board. Before Republic came along, there had been shenanigans with the stock price and the fleet - with N...Jump to post
Most abortions are not caused by rape, incest or other monstrous acts. Most abortions are caused by irresponsible behavior of the woman getting the abortion. I will not condone anyone's murder of a child out of convenience, and that's what most abortions are. Pro choice my ass. And the men who fath...Jump to post
Yes, a classic a.net ism is that an airline's greatness depends entirely on their profit margin. Hence all the people on the main CivAv forum who will tell you that Delta is the greatest airline in history. :lol: I woudn't mistake the majority of a.net for the majority of investors. LOL. marinerJump to post
Frontier started as regular airline, but once it went into bankruptcy they emerged as an ULCC. That isn't actually as it was and might explain why you get confused. Frontier went into Chapter 11 and was bought by Republic who had also bought Midwest. For a time they tried to run both airlines toget...Jump to post
Or, more hilariously, believe that NZ's successes are almost solely attributable to management and strategy - forget the rock-star economy or the tourism boom (which NZ is not responsible for, but disproportionately benefits from). :lol: Where are these "pro-NZ" posters that I hear so muc...Jump to post
But there are those of us whose interests are purely as the fare paying passenger. We see things differently, and when we perceive we aren't heard, valued, or are exploited will tolerate it for a while but ultimately walk. And there are those of us who have never worked for any airline, who can bes...Jump to post
I don't need the flight attendants of Singapore and Cathay to bolster my sense of male-ness, and the f/a's are okay on Emirates, depending on the nationality, but the onboard food sucks (too much salt), although the terminal food seems catered by a different chef. Qantas is good if you travel in the...Jump to post
anyone that thinks NZ is an amazing airline with fantastic service has never flown SQ/CX etc I'm not a Kiwi. I don't think NZ is an "amazing" airline with "fantastic" service, but I think it is at least as good as much of the competition, including the two you mentioned and the ...Jump to post
:checkmark: +1 - there's a reason why CX had to cull its version of the seat. NZ has gotten away with it for a lot longer than CX did, because 1) it has had minimal relative and significant competition until recently, and 2) it masks the inferiority of the hard product with outrageous safety videos...Jump to post
Geesh!!! I guess this is to be expected on the ULCC models today. Maybe these ULCC's should start hiring security guards or bouncers for these flights? When people are getting tickets for less than $20, I suppose it brings alot of questionable greyhound flyers. It's sad to see F9 like this. I sure ...Jump to post
Grow too quick and these guys may suffer the same fate - Air Chathams - Sounds Air They may indeed suffer the same fate. It's not so very long ago that big and mighty Air New Zealand was on the bones of its arse after it's Australian adventure and had to be rescued by the government. That's the way...Jump to post
Unless NZ has a public service obligation to require them to service WLG or CHC with long-haul flights, "fairness" or the "best thing for the country" doesn't apply - it's a fully commercial operation. Shades of the earlier discussion on NZ withdrawing from PPQ . . . The real op...Jump to post
Absolutely this is NZ's strength, and in an era where two-sector services are seen as undesirable, this is clearly going to remain NZ's focus - for which I would applaud them: why wouldn't you play to your strengths? Is it the best thing for the country, though? But CHC will never be a hub in the w...Jump to post
[quote="NZ6"]Do you really think a sensible business would spend $500 million to find out if [b]maybe[/b] carriers would use it? That's the same as saying it's a half billion dollar gamble and it might be for nothing.[/quote] WE won't know, we here on a.net. We who set ourselves as authori...Jump to post
it seems it's only required for long haul, yet WLG hasn't got commitment from a carrier that will actually use it. So arguably it could be a $500 white elephant? or an expense today which will benefit WLG sometime in the future 15+ years? Maybe it would - we won't know until it's built - LOL. I get...Jump to post
My point being, why open WLG when you can use AKL? If you want to grow NZ open CHC. It depends on which way you think New Zealand should grow. In my ideal world, WLG would be opened tp nearer Asia and CHC would have more. As it stands at the moment, everything is going be shovelled through AKL unti...Jump to post
It's not about AKL 'getting everything' It's about what WLG needs vs what WLG wants. New Zealand, generally, can go one of two ways - with either everything centralised in Auckland, or stuff shared around the country. Air New Zealand has made a clear decision that AKL shall be the main hub for the ...Jump to post
joeljack wrote:I’m super curious what seasonal means? I would have guessed the start date coincides with the start of low season for SAT. Hmmmmm....
mtnwest1979 wrote:The reason WN never picked up TUL/ OKC-SAT is because it is a weak link, IMO. All of these new routes are lousy.
I think it has, airlines aren't making any commitments, they're not trying to make intermediate stops into WLG. Many have come into AKL via AU over the years yet WLG hasn't seen that (I'm not just talking about EK). I hope you're taking about Singapore as well. But if the market has already decided...Jump to post
I'm not criticizing posters here, it's the topic in general. WLG airport is not and will never be a long haul airport. I honestly can't stand the debate. They've been saying for years the issue is WLG's runway length, extend it another 5km I still don't see foreign carriers lining up let alone maki...Jump to post
Interflug didn't "fold", they were shut-down by the state de-nationalisation agency despite a bid by Lufthansa and interest from British Airways. There were protests against the decision but it was final. The airline was losing money but had pared down to 3,000 employees and was switching...Jump to post
flyguy84 wrote:F9Animal wrote:So many darts... But.... Is Frontier profitable? That's what is most important!
Im sure Frontier hack @mariner will be here soon enough to answer this very question...
it looks like an glass box which an large around will face west... I personally like the extensive use of glass and high ceilings, which will allow for lots of natural light - whether or not this is what's built though, is ... questionable. :lol: Anything's an improvement. https://s31.postimg.org/j...Jump to post
While nothing too significant, they're also increasing ISP-MYR frequency from 3x a week to 4x A new, untried (by that airline) destination gets a bump up in frequency before service has started? It's good. IAD was met by an army of a.netters all pronouncing its doom as soon as it was announced. It ...Jump to post