These places will continue to see on again off again carrier participation or Junket Carriers bringing in flights 2 or 3 times a week to places most business travelers don't need to go. True, but business traffic isn't the only way a route can be successful. Leisure traffic certainly helps as well....Jump to post
Interesting that there's the oxygen mask in the galley even though no crew seats there. Is that typical?Jump to post
Maybe a condo with housekeeping services but even that is limited....no food service and transportation would be harder. As an indication of crew volume at some hotels, the Doubletree at Sea-Tac has a separate check in counter just for them so you know there's volume pricing involved. Plus...houses ...Jump to post
The orange swoop is ok but, right, it looks like two different schemes. They should have changed the tail, too. It looks like one of those European planes that's on seasonal lease to an airline on the other side of the planet.Jump to post
For some reason, the site isn't letting me quote prior posts. To comment on GoSharks' point, yes, LAS is located such that it isn't positioned as far out of the geographic area as some might think, at least in terms of being a hub for certain routes, and total trip time probably is comparable to oth...Jump to post
DCA on Metro. BART from SFO, of course depending on the terminal.Jump to post
I will never understand why people are so hypocritical about talking on planes. People talk in the car, on the bus, on the train, in the office, yet all of a sudden, do it on a plane and you’re the worst person alive. Linking calls on planes to cars or a workplace isn't a relevant comparison. The p...Jump to post
How about 20-30years later? Gap between runway 16L/34R and route 99 is 1.5km only The area there is only enough to build a terminal for 55-65million pax like changi On the other hand SEA pax traffic grows half in 15 years, after 20years there will be more than 80m pax Traffic grows by 50% in 15 yea...Jump to post
Just rearrange the runways at SEA and rebuild the terminal as a midfield terminal between the newly rearranged runways and it SEA will be fine for decades. How about 20-30years later? Gap between runway 16L/34R and route 99 is 1.5km only The area there is only enough to build a terminal for 55-65mi...Jump to post
I would not be surprised to see US-HAV shrink to HAV-MIA/FLL/TPA, and maybe JFK or EWR, plus one other legacy hub (ATL?). And probably Houston too. UA has seen success there and increased frequency since initial launch. I'm kind of surprised AA hasn't tried DFW with the endless connecting opportuni...Jump to post
Consumer attitudes really need to change if there is to be a revolution in how we travel. Right. And we've seen a revolution recently...the customer only cares about price, despite complaining about the result of that behavior. It'll take another revolution for that to change but don't count on it....Jump to post
You got it! Air travel should be enjoyable. It should, but being enjoyable doesn’t equal profit. Look at how successful ULCCs have become, and they’re about as enjoyable as root canals. People aren’t willing to pay for enjoyable air travel. VX was an experiment that was never destined to live longe...Jump to post
As a SFO based traveler I loved Virgin America! I flew them everywhere they flew. I am really disappointed with Alaska and their service. I hope they dehub SFO and allow United and Delta to expand as their service is better. It is too bad they were allowed to take over VX and increase fares, cut se...Jump to post
As long as airports make a revenue off of automobile parking, you'll never see any decent public transportation to the terminal in the U.S. short of the hourly service to get a few workers there. CTA has a light rail station in the terminal at ORD Sound Transit has a light rail station at the termi...Jump to post
Public transportation at LAS is pathetic. I'm from the northeast where every major city has extensive public transportation. At LAS I had to wait for a bus for 45 minutes. Then I had to switch busses to get to the strip. For an airport so close to the strip, that was absolutely pathetic. An airport...Jump to post
The runways are too close together? Both sets of parallel runways have taxiways between them. Yes, the intersecting runways are a problem, but aren't the two directions needed due to variable, and often strong, winds? Moving 1 / 19 around so they don't intersect with the others won't solve the issue...Jump to post
The real wonder is why we ever went down the dead end that tris were in the first place. The first modestly successful airliner was the Curtiss Condo, which after the noise and odors of the Ford Tri-motor was a revelation. The first real airliner, the DC-2 followed by the DC-3 were twins. Tris won’...Jump to post
PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:Cool add.
I'm unfamilar with LAS TATL flying, what else goes across the Atlantic from LAS?
Really unfortunate. For comparison, I believe a similar proposal occurred on an AS flight a while back and the airline has a video on its website.Jump to post
Great Trip Report! I do something once a year kinda similar but the other way around. I fly from KWHP to 65S and back. I love that place. The LA area can get very busy with planes but thankfully everyone knows what they're doing, and SOCAL and LA Center are usually great with giving flight followin...Jump to post
What kind of loads did it carry on the LAX - JFK - LAX segment?Jump to post
Is it me or, in the first photo, does the tail look like it's from a 300/400/500? Looks like a photoshop picture. The hushkit is a different color than the other two photos.Jump to post
On Horizon flights, I've seen them move passenger bags between the front and back for weight and balance.Jump to post
Let me get this straight: DL is choosing to give their customers a better experience and some are knocking them for it? For as much as many complain about how modern air travel stinks compared to 'how it used to be', you'd think that everyone would be happy about DL's attempt... I know, it really i...Jump to post
Well done! Great photos and use of the Cessna as an aerial platform.Jump to post
Vendors are always dropping off swag when their sales teams make a visit. 95% of it amounts to nothing. I've seen Midwest Airlines 737 models. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ True. To this day I have a 1/100 scale 73G in HP colors, which they never operated. Many years ago, once saw a rather large model of an AS 757 at ...Jump to post
AA did redeploy some SP's acquired from TWA when they bought TWA's Pacific routes on a DFW-NRT route until the MD-11 would become available. The SP's used on this route were configured in a premium configuration. The Y customers were sent to AA's hubs on the west coast. TWA didn't have Pacific rout...Jump to post
Will there be enough space for checked and plane-side luggage? I've been on Horizon flights on which they struggled to cram all of the bags into the front and back spaces.Jump to post
greg3322 wrote:Zero G operates a 727 and is frequently seen at LGB.
UA will restart UAX service between Monterey, CA (MRY) and Denver (DEN). The route was last operated in 2014. http://www.montereyherald.com/business/20180720/monterey-to-denver-non-stop-coming-to-monterey-regional-airport Flights start October 4. Service is already bookable and operated on CR2s. Th...Jump to post
Flights to Denver starting oct 1 are not for skiers. 60 days too early. What? We get our first snow in the Mile High in October on average (September in early years). If it's snowing at 5280' it's def snowing up at the resorts. A-Basin and Loveland start up ops in October. But as another poster (wi...Jump to post
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... Fair, but I’m also not 100 percent sure the CR2 can do DEN-MRY without restriction...Jump to post
Wow, a lot of comments questioning the route or plane. Maybe I'm old, but I remember when UA flew 727s from MRY to both DEN and ORD. It's great to see a route like this come back, even if a CR2 and it's subsidized...hopefully it'll stick. Distance for a CR2? It's about the same distance as the UAX C...Jump to post
FI flies to all the AS hubs already. That’s the whole point of the codeshare. I think they even do 2X to sea some days Right. AS gets the benefits without the cost. While a lot of Iceland traffic is tourism there, a lot is connecting to Europe. So they'd just end up codesharing beyond KEF. Why go t...Jump to post
Separated is separated in a ATC. We move giant planes 1000 feet away from other giant planes. We allow another plane to climb through another planes altitude while maintaining visual separation. Yet we freak out when a guy flies a tiny drone outside the restricted area? Yes, because the drone opera...Jump to post
...and the fact that their first choice no longer was available.Jump to post
As an interesting historical note, for a time, Boeing owned de Havilland Canada when it produced the Dash 7, 8 and other products. They sold it to Bombardier in 1992.Jump to post
Both articles say based in Miami and hubs in Miami and LAX. Seems pretty clear. Whether it happens or not...another question. Interesting that the brand colors are different in the two articles although they're both attributed to the same magazine.Jump to post
boeing808 wrote:I call BS-no way southwest will/would acquire Hawaiian.
And by the way, frank Lorenzo is restarting Texas air.
And the source of the original thread is probably fake news CNN.
How many FAs accidentally leave their phones on, or even intentionally? I've seen plenty of them texting away while the plane is taxiing out. Considering how many phones are left on, for whatever reason and by whomever, the fact that planes aren't falling out of the sky proves that it's not an issue.Jump to post
CarlosSi wrote:What would a hijacker do with that knowledge? NOT press 7500 into the transponder? 911 happened regardless of that knowledge.
enilria wrote:kalvado wrote:Low pressure? Are there any reported high cancer rates in Denver and Flagstaff?
Forget that, how about Aspen and Quito.
stlgph wrote:knope2001 wrote:Maybe we can just post links to the last several "what will the new Southwest schedule bring" threads and save time?
nah, this quarter I'm going with Corpus Christi to Spokane!
This summer, Alaska switches a SEA - RDM (Redmond, Oregon) flight from a Q400 to a 738. Short flight but a big change in equipment.Jump to post
No way. Biz jets, while similar in size to RJ’s, are far from optimized for airline service. Simply put, they’re jets for rich people and companies, not for the masses. They’re built for speed and comfort carrying a few people, not for efficiency carrying many. On a side note, I remember a very sim...Jump to post