NWDC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10573 times:
We all know the unexpected can happen. One thing i think will happen is more airlines to order large Regional Prop Jets like the Q400/ATR 72. By the way, i was very supprised even when Frontier ordered Q400's. Anything can happen in the airline industry. Robert NWDC10
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 25 Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10572 times:
At a "power meeting" at a LAN hooters a few weeks back, I told Karlb737 my predictions for the next two years.
Alaska will merge with someone
Spirit will get bought perhaps by NW to eliminate FLA competition
and airTran and Midwest would merge into one carrier.
Those are my wild ideas, whats yours?
[Edited 2006-12-26 03:40:29]
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10573 times:
I hate to be gloomy, but next year is the year AZ will fold. I doubt the merger with AP and the partial privatisation are ever going to happen.
I'm however confident that now that it's launched and with the possibility of an order by CI, the 747-8I will be ordered by BA (as 747 replacement, along with some 10 77Ws) and by CX, along with LH ordering the 787.
Airtanzania1 From Tanzania, joined May 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10540 times:
This is a fantasy not the unexpected, what if TC orders the A380, you probably thnk i'm on crack but, what if BA orders the A380 to replace some of their aging long haul planes, that will be a suprise but we'll see when the announce it next year but i see them ordering the 747-8i.
Merry christmas and a Happy new Year to everyone on A.net.
Abrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 4998 posts, RR: 55 Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10505 times:
Emirates places a new industry record of 1,000 frames in one day and starts new service to 100 cities including Caracas, La Paz, Las Vegas, Calgary, Cotonou to meet connecting traffic from Harbin, Dalian, Aizwal, and Guwahati.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10457 times:
Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 5): Emirates places a new industry record of 1,000 frames in one day and starts new service to 100 cities including Caracas, La Paz, Las Vegas, Calgary, Cotonou to meet connecting traffic from Harbin, Dalian, Aizwal, and Guwahati.
While we're at it, how about EK starting up DXB-SJO-PTY and a direct RTW flight? I know NZ has RTW service, but it's not a PA style direct round the world flight.
USAirPlatinum From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 244 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10318 times:
In no particular order:
1) JetBlue will open hubs at Pittsburgh and St. Louis, offering new regional jet feeder services to those hubs with mainline connections to major cities throughout North America. In STL, they will inaugurate new nonstop service to European cities including Frankfurt and London Gatwick. New York Kennedy will become a major international gateway for them, with dozens of flights daily to Europe. The carrier will rename its FF program "Aviators," change its name to "jetRed" and start flying planes with red racing stripes down the side. However, it will overexpand, leading to an investment by Carl Icahn and a Karabu ticketing agreement, resulting in slow painful decline throughout 2008 to 2010 before pursuing a totally new strategy involving Cessnas.
2) American Airlines and British Airways will announce that the entire "competition at Heathrow" thing was a scam to fool the traveling public and will hire David Siegel (formerly of US Airways) to launch their new Heathrow pricing, dubbed "OhNoFares." A green-haired intern at AA revenue management will run around throughout malls and high streets in Britain, screaming "I cannot BELIEVE these OhNoFares! £9999 to New York! £4999 to Manchester!"
3) In a surprise announcement stunning the investment community, US Airways will announce that it completely agrees with Grinstein's assessment of the merger and that it's dropping the Delta merger as a result. Shell-shocked, DL management will stammer for most of 2007 figuring out how to run the airline since they put most of their ammo into a long, protracted merger fight. US Airways, in the meantime, will announce that it acquired TWA's long-hidden stash of Boeing SSTs and is planning to launch new non-stop service from PIT to Tokyo Narita and London Gatwick to defend its turf from the new and potent jetRed threat.
4) Virgin America's DOT application will be approved in a surprise finding after a clever Virgin lawyer finds a loophole pointing out that British citizens are not, for the purposes of aviation, "foreigners" -- due to a little-known clause in the treaty of Paris signed by the American Revolutionaries and the British crown that ended the US revolution.
5) Bickering between CO and DL over New York City will continue to intensify, while Alitalia continues to flounder. This discord in SkyTeam will lead the alliance to rename itself "Sky-sorta-like-each-other-most-of-the-time."
6) Emirates, running out of new destinations, will begin pressuring smaller airports to upgrade to accept 777s. It will reclassify A330s as "regional jets."
7) QANTAS will turn to Air New Zealand for funding to avoid a takeover. Management will cite ANZ's "strong relationship with Ansett" as proof of its expertise in the Australian aviation sector.
"Hey guys, Delta is OUR Delta right now." -- Unpaid Creditors
JetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1421 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10305 times:
My prediction, The Satan of the airline industry makes a come back.
COMPANY NEWS; ICAHN IS SEEKING AIRLINE FOR LOWESTFARE.COM
The financier Carl C. Icahn, chairman of Lowestfare.com, pledged $400 million to finance an effort to either build or buy an airline for Lowestfare.com. Lowestfare.com provides discount travel products and services.
Now if this fellow targets your airline get out,take your retirement early and go.This man is ruthless. He tore Twa apart a few times ,and the cheapest way to fly Twa was through his travel agency. It cost more to buy direct from twa....
Ken777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7853 posts, RR: 8 Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10270 times:
DEN will order more ground equipment to handle heavy snow falls and will develop a program for rapidly converting some hangers into barracks for staff stuck at the airport, and maybe even pax. Expect a large order for cots and blankets, plus some pillows they get a good discount on from AA.
BA will move on long haul orders and Boeing will be the winner, with 787s, 777s and 748is being ordered.
EK will order some more 380s from options with compensation for late delivery included in the up front price. Airbus will only be mildly pleased because EK will also order 787-10s and the 748i. Maybe a few 777s for the hell of it.
CX will order the 748i in time to get a launch discount.
There will be at least one "surprise" 748i order - from an airline fairly far down the list, like QF.
WN and AA will firm up their initial delivery slots of Y1, even if it isn't announced.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 10232 times:
Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 11): My prediction, The Satan of the airline industry makes a come back.
COMPANY NEWS; ICAHN IS SEEKING AIRLINE FOR LOWESTFARE.COM
I thought the Satan of the industry was Frank Lorenzo.
Quoting Ken777 (Reply 13): EK will order some more 380s from options with compensation for late delivery included in the up front price. Airbus will only be mildly pleased because EK will also order 787-10s and the 748i. Maybe a few 777s for the hell of it.
I'd say it will be a given that EK orders more 77Ws because they need the capacity.