Wagz From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 520 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9651 times:
Extra sections to LGW and CDG are indeed 762s, but also the regular flights as well! 1X A333 becomes 2X 762 for both destinations I beleive. That would make 4 more in addition to the 7 listed above, which obviosuly wouldn't work since there are only 10.
Or is LGW/CDG going to be an A333 and 762 next summer instead? I'm still amazed they're finding all these available 762s laying around. Either way they're operating at or near capacity in regards to widebodies. If one 762 should go technical is there going to be a backup available?
Also, 1 A333 runs MAD in the summer, so if CDG and LGW keep their A333s for the summer, they'll be running thin as well.
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Caboclo From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9610 times:
Is it just me, or is US starting to look better than UA? UA keeps on begging for concessions from labor, but hasn't done much of anything else, and is still in ch11. At least US is trying some new routes, increasing utilization, etc. Correct me if I'm wrong.
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 41
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9599 times:
When PHL-LGW ran at 2x in the past, it was 1x 333 + 1x 762. That's presumably what it would be if it should run at 2x daily this year.
PHL-CDG was 2x 762 last year, but it has been 1x 333 + 1x 762 before. PIT-FRA/LGW freed up two planes, a 333 and a 762. It appears that they will place the extra 333 on the CDG route, allowing them to serve both MAD and CDG with the 333 in summer.
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SHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 9571 times:
Caboclo-US Airways' problem isn't that they are operationally struggling (in fact, in their last quarter that they were outside of bankruptcy, Q2, they turned a net profit, albeit a small one), the problem is that they have an immediate cash crisis. The fact remains that, if US Airways didn't have the ATSB loan covenants to put up with, or they had another billion in cash, they could easily weather this storm without an issue, but of course, neither is the case, and as a result, surviving is almost a day-to-day issue...the good news is, oil prices seem to be on the decline of late (slightly, not much, but enough that I could fill up my tank yesterday at under two dollars a gallon, which, in this day and age, is a good sign), and if that trend continues, US Airways and the other airlines could manage to survive.
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N1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 27446 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9265 times:
>They won't begin receiving A330-200s until 2007<
If they are around then. I hope they are, because they have great service on the A333 with great PTVs, a great selection of movies, and decent food. Then again, their A321s and 757s are much more comfortable in Y
>Or is LGW/CDG going to be an A333 and 762 next summer instead? I'm still amazed they're finding all these available 762s laying around. Either way they're operating at or near capacity in regards to widebodies. If one 762 should go technical is there going to be a backup available?
Also, 1 A333 runs MAD in the summer, so if CDG and LGW keep their A333s for the summer, they'll be running thin as well.<
They actually pissed me off with an A333 gone techincal at PHL. They needed to repair/replace the nose, so our flight was delayed 1 hour, then 2, then finally 3 hours. That sucked. What pissed me off so badly is that even the US CSA admited they had a spare A333 on the ground there, but for some reason were not towing it out. Even she was mad.
Oh, for the person who talked about reporting a profit, they only timed they have returned a profit in a long time was when they recieved their exit financing to come out of bankruptcy. When the Alabama Pension Fund gave them their exit financing, US was able to report a profit based on the massive cash infusion. They have been reporting massive losses lately.
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762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 9200 times:
"When the Alabama Pension Fund gave them their exit financing, US was able to report a profit based on the massive cash infusion. They have been reporting massive losses lately." That's simply incorrect. We had positive cash flow after receiving the investment, but did not report an operating profit. We did, however, report an operating profit in the 3rd quarter.
Airdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 696 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 9116 times:
At least VCE will only be seasonal. In winter its too often 'aqua alta'.
I'm sure they will do quite well on both routes. The business traffic in VCE should not be underestimated (this is after all one of the richest areas in Europe), DL's flights to JFK are always packed in J and carry a lot of cargo.
Of course I'm already hoping that PHL-VCE will do so well that it becomes a year-round service
ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 17, 2004 -- US Airways announced today that it will begin nonstop daily seasonal service to two new European destinations next summer, bringing customers convenient access to the art and magic of the Venetian canals and the unique architecture and Catalan culture of Barcelona. Additionally, US Airways will again offer seasonal service to Dublin, Glasgow and Shannon next summer, bringing the airline’s European network to thirteen nonstop destinations.
NWA330TONY From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8580 times:
Excellent routes for them. Great destinations unfortunately IM sure it will be to little too late, as its almost certain one of the unions will have dragged them down by then. Cant say that I blame them just at this point it seems inevitable. Just my $.02
Cha747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 800 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8551 times:
Service to Venice begins May 9. Isn't that the same day that service started this year by WN? Are they going to have a big bash with the Mayors of Venice and Philadelphia at the airport or something to upstage a celebration that WN might have?
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Monkeyboi From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 457 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 8530 times:
I think it is absolutely incredible that an airline can be bankrupt and almost pennyless going to the courts to cancel labour contracts and enforce new conditions....and yet start up new trans-atlantic services! A new route VERY rarely makes profit for the first year or two as it takes time to gain the corporate contracts that fill the premium seats. What a risk to take....
: I'm surprised these two destinations were chosen over others, including Brussels (returning), Zurich, Milan, or even a third German city. Though, I wo
: "UA keeps on begging for concessions from labor, but hasn't done much of anything else, and is still in ch11." Caboclo - United has added/announed the
: Good News for BCN! I am sure US Airways will get what they expect from these cities and I hope it helps them to recover from their crisis. Skyteam2000
: BCNGRO. Wait and see...BCN is going to grow this year with new destinations.
: US762 to VCE is a GREAT Surprise!! "At least VCE will only be seasonal. In winter its too often 'aqua alta'." With the MO.SE mobile dam system (expect
: Matt777, good to know. Then I have to hurry. I ever wanted to see Venice flooded. It gives you a little extra thrill.
: I agree with Burnsie28....I'll believe it when I see it. Remember that AA had announced non-stop to BCN and NW had announced service to Spain from DTT
: These new routes are probably attributable to the axing of daily nonstop flights from Pittsburgh to Frankfurt and the seasonal PIT-LGW flight. This ha
: You know, VCE is a marginal route for Delta. And they have the NYC market and their partnership with Alitalia to support the flight. This is about a c
: US probably chose to go where the most profitable flying is. They are pretty well equipped with information from their existing Europe network.
: I'm familiar with the market. VCE is the weakest of Delta's Transatlantic flights in terms of business travel. The Bus Elite section is 90% filled wit
: It makes sense that they would add VCE and BCN. These are two huge tourist destinations, and US is trying to revamp themselves as an LCC, therefore ai
: I came to this discussion late, but I know that VCE offered a huge sum of cash to US to operate the route. DL gets a similar bung to keep the route al
: I didn't want to start a new thread, so I figured this was the best place to put it. I noticed a *very* interesting filing with the DOT. http://dmses.
: But why should they finish it's existing LH codeshare when they want to start it's own flight? Usually when two airlines from an alliance fly the same