MX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 625 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3503 times:
Quoting MarkATL (Reply 1): Let's just hope that this does not turn into an all out trade war. I say let's just get George and Hugo in a room, tell them to drop their pants, break out a ruller and get this over with!!
Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 58 Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3490 times:
It all depends on how long this nonsense continues.......if we are talking about a short term thing, DL and CO will take the opportunity to fit some maintainance on their fleets and having an extra aircraft will give the airlines some flexibility......also with the busy spring break/Easter/Passover travel period coming up, both airlines could probably used an extra aircraft.
IF this situation continues for longer than a month or so, the scheduling departments will consider a more permanent solution - either adding segments in other markets, launching a new route or moving up a launch date on a new route, or selling off an aircraft. My guess is that DL will accelerate a 732/733 retirement if this situation is not resolved, CO will either open another Latin American destination out of IAH or juggle its schedules to free up another 757 for the summer schedule to fly to Europe.
My feeling is that this situation will be resolved sooner, as opposed to later......while there is a lot of political grand-standing going on, in real life the US and Venezuela do need vital transportation links.
2travel2know From Panama, joined Apr 2005, 3580 posts, RR: 4 Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3467 times:
Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 5): CO will either open another Latin American destination out of IAH or juggle its schedules to free up another 757 for the summer schedule to fly to Europe.
This makes a lot of sense.
Quoting Dutchjet (Reply 5): My feeling is that this situation will be resolved sooner, as opposed to later......while there is a lot of political grand-standing going on, in real life the US and Venezuela do need vital transportation links.
I don't know if this statement was true when Cuba-U.S. commercial scheduled airtraffic came to a halt 40+ years ago. Sometime in the 80's Perú and U.S.A. were at situation where there was no U.S. airline flying to Perú or Peruvian airline flying to the U.S.A., I think it lasted for a whole year.
Aeroman62 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 158 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3427 times:
We can all thank the two putter heads in charge of the respective governments involved, what a silly, egotistical world we live in - and in the end, what point is made by this, and who really suffers from this ego game? CO, DL and AA will find plenty of other opportunities to use those planes, and who knows, maybe they'll find ways to make more money on other routes than CCS....so let's hope the Venezuelan government knows what they're doing, because the crew in DC probably thinks this is funny, and isn't really going to change anything in response (other than to limit Venezuelan carriers into the U.S.).
Yeah, and an aircraft that flys other routes during the day as well. Both CO and DL have the flexibility and large enough fleets to just put the aircraft on a domestic route or use it as a spare. ATL-CCS, for example, is only a 4 hour flight. It's not like ATL-GRU, where if the route is closed another is opened.