Cgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 347 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3130 times:
I was reading about delays to the A380 program, AC taking their first 777s, and various merger talks and such. It got me thinking what we can expect for 2007. This thread usually pops up in mid December, but I figured I'd jump the gun by a few months. So what are the big stories gonna be for 2007? Here in Canada, AC taking its first 777 will be big. Westjet going transatlantic and/or joining One World I think will happend. Thoughts??
Bnamaxx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3091 times:
Airbus cancels 380 program. Completed airframes, sans the wings, donated to colleges, converted to dormitories.
Southwest Becomes first airline to board 100 million passengers in one year. Their newest logo jet features Herb Kelleher on the tail smoking a cigarette.
Jet Blue begins service to Duluth, Cedar Rapids, Tupelo, Youngstown, Presque Isle, and Cape Girardeau. Blooies worldwide celebrate "The Experience" spreading.
Ryanair opens its 50th base, in Lucerne.
Bermuda II talks drag on. No apparent agreement in sight.
In a twist, the Wright Amendment is revised to allow Jet Blue only to begin serive from DAL to all of the aforementioned expansion cities.
American Airlines announces no need to revise it's current livery before 2040. AA announces it now controls 98.7% of the market at DFW airport, utilizing all but 5 gates in terminal E. "We have our eye on those too", says Gerald Arpey.
Rumors sweep the industry that Delta and Northwest will merge, creating rampant talk on A.net about which cities will retain hubs and how many NW DC9's Delta will keep. Plans for 5 new linear concourses at ATL are unveiled, allowing DL to operate 3,000 daily departures off the current five runways, in a rolling hub environment.
United folds all mainline domestic operations into TED. United Express is renamed ED.
Virgin America begins operations with one daily roundtrip between SFO and JFK. Sir Richard Branson is quoted as saying "it's a start, we hope to have more routes by 2015".
Emirates Airlines, stung by the A380 cancellation, orders 200 Boeing 748 aircraft. They set their sights on being the world's largest airline in RPK's by 2010. The new Jebel Ali airport construction will continue. The airbridges destined for the second level of the A380 will be romoved and put in the new midfield concourse for Emirates new LCC, Viva Dubai! which will begin service with 50 777-300ER's.
In a stunning move, British Airways announcing a return to the "World Tails" scheme. Riots break out in London, Manchester and other cities. Football hooligans close down Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport.
...ridiculous? Of course, but no more so than some of the threads on here. Happy 2007 everyone!!!
LouA340 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3066 times:
Quoting Bnamaxx (Reply 2): In a stunning move, British Airways announcing a return to the "World Tails" scheme. Riots break out in London, Manchester and other cities. Football hooligans close down Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood Airport.
YLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 961 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3034 times:
wt about this
- Air France announced to layoff 1000 plane cleaning workers for cost cutting
- One World announced to switch all their livery into "silver bullet" for a better corporate image.
- Cathay Pacific begin service LHR-JFK with 15x daily flight
- Oasis Hong Kong brought another 4x777 and 2x744 and started domestic US route.
- US Airways ordered 739ER to fly LAX-HNL-HKG
- Westjet joined oneworld, order 20x 748i
- Iran Air started non-stop service between Iran, Cuba and N.Korea, Bush decided to go to war with them.
- CIA recieved a warning from "a inside sources", Cubanian could blow themselves up inflight without a bomb. Humans are banded from flying
Hong Kong is not China. Not better or worse, just different.
Cgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2992 times:
I could be one of these people that whine when a thread goes south from what they originally intended. However, I'm actually very much enjoying reading some of the sarcastic replies. The Dubai LCC idea starting out with 50 773ERs is my favorite so far. Keep em coming...