KWI was very dependent on military contractor traffic. There just isn't enough of that going there for the route to be viable anymore. DXB again, there were a lot of offline transfers to Yemen, Djibouti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. That would be a bit more stable, also because there is also business traf...Jump to post
The Lounge probably did just close at 9. The last UA metal international longhaul departures are 2115 to LHR and 2105 to GRU and 2105 to DUB. That flight to FRA is literally the only longhaul flight out of T1 after 2120 (when the LH flight to MUC leaves), so it makes sense to close the lounge then.Jump to post
MDW is class C because the ORD class B covers the most important sectors that need to be protected anyway. The South side of MDW really only needs to be protected by Class C because there's not much else down there. It's also to reinforce that the needs of the ORD Class B are more important than the...Jump to post
long ago when I worked for NW I flew MSP-FSD-MSP on a Saturday just because I knew I'd get F on the way out on the DC-9 (I'd been on DC-9's a ton before but had never sat in F) and the SF340 on the way back (which was a new type for me). I don't think I'd ever pay for it though. The main thing I reg...Jump to post
gaystudpilot wrote:Does Delta have all of Terminal A now?
EvanWSFO wrote:USA 3000 operated 320's. Aside from them I can't think of any US charter carrier that did.
You guys don't really understand how an airline (or any large company for that matter) is run. This is how it likely happened: CFO based on board feedback says airline needs across the board operating budget cuts. Each department has to come up with how that will happen. Catering goes to their team...Jump to post
You guys don't really understand how an airline (or any large company for that matter) is run. This is how it likely happened: CFO based on board feedback says airline needs across the board operating budget cuts. Each department has to come up with how that will happen. Catering goes to their teams...Jump to post
I think you're forgetting that NW actually didn't have a very big domestic network prior to its merger with Republic and Republic had basically no international rights (maybe had a few routes out of MEM to the Caribbean/Mexico). The merger didn't eliminate a ton of competition between NW and Republ...Jump to post
I think you're forgetting that NW actually didn't have a very big domestic network prior to its merger with Republic and Republic had basically no international rights (maybe had a few routes out of MEM to the Caribbean/Mexico). The merger didn't eliminate a ton of competition between NW and Republi...Jump to post
I think I should also mention that NW/DL retired all the DC-9-30/40 fleet during 2008 as well as the bulk of the SF340's (not mainline capacity - but it was capacity that was backfilled by CRJ's so that's one reason they didn't have a bunch of CRJ's needing to go on routes that had been traditionall...Jump to post
Facts as UA saw them at the time: *Ted is dead, those aircraft need to return to mainline configuration and capacity to Ted markets is getting slashed or eliminated altogether. In 2008 stations like RSW, FLL, and PBI were losing gobs of money. The western Ted markets such as LAS and PHX were OK, but...Jump to post
A CRJ-700/900 NEO with a variant of the GE Passport engine makes a lot more sense from a practical standpoint. Perhaps they would build a single optimized version for 76 seats in a 2-class arrangement (the scope limit of most North American regionals) and call it the CRJ-800.Jump to post
I wonder if North Korea will open a consulate in Chengdu. They have ones in Shenyang and Vladivostok to facilitate travel to North Korea.Jump to post
ORD-MZT was subsidized by the resorts there and had a terrible LF, so likely they pulled the subsidy. IAH-MZT probably has very little high yield traffic. I'm surprised at VSA being cut. I'm not surprised at HUX. It was just 2x weekly E-175 this winter, what's the point? ORD-BJX will be interesting....Jump to post
Actually OneJet only has to file a charter prospectus for their ERJ flights. Their Beechjet flights count as Commuter flights since they have 9 seats or fewer and they can fly them as much as they want. Ultimate Jet Charters also has the same authorities as Contour on their certificate, which is why...Jump to post
Also, they are the only sUA 757's left in the fleet. The sUA 757's were just older than the sCO ones. All other sUA 757's have been retured, so that's why there's the big gap. The oldest sCO 757 was delivered in late 1994.Jump to post
I'm guessing that msp-isp was worse than dtw just because it's longer. Msp and dtw are both really weird stations for F9 because in both they only serve DEN year-round but have a ton of seasonals. This year they're even changing the summer seasonals in the middle! I didn't even know they were flying...Jump to post
This airline doesn't even have a working website. My guess is the long process is because the FAA didn't want to send an inspector all the way out to St. Croix to inspect one tiny airline's records and they had an excuse the first time. It's when they got refused a second time is when proceedings st...Jump to post
From what I can tell from the database, it was painted in late 2000 or early 2001 and flew until January 2005. So they certainly got some use out of it. Enough that the Blue behind the engines was dingy from the exhaust.Jump to post
Wouldn’t he value be more so when the plane is sold to a new operator they could change the engines to the rest of their fleet? Still have to have engines to swap onto the plane. Anyway Boeing wasn't able to create a true universal pylon for the 787. However, when the aircraft hit the used market e...Jump to post
Perhaps the schedule didn't work for the same aircraft to operate both routes, due to the time change going to Columbus. If the aircraft went to Columbus first, then perhaps the return from Omaha ended up leaving too late. If it went to Omaha first then definitely the morning return from Columbus to...Jump to post
ViaAir operates their flights as a normal scheduled Part 121, not a public charter. MKE-OMA was scrapped by OneJet for a number of reasons, the biggest of which was the desire to eliminate the MKE crew/aircraft base. One of the reasons MKE-OMA was considered initially was that it was flown by both Y...Jump to post
Yeah, your only option is that Ameristar VIP 737 or one of the two VIP 737-400's. OR you could do an Elite Airways CRJ-200 and every person gets two seats. This would also require a fuel stop. The Ameristar 737 would almost definitely also require a fuel stop and the 737-400's would possibly require...Jump to post
And Commutair has it to UA and Endeavor and with DL.
This is however, the first flow-through in the US that I'm aware of that involves airlines that don't have any other relationship (other than both Trans States and Frontier have a DEN crew base).
On the back of a flatbed truck owned and operated by a road freight company.
Basically the same way any other company would move medium sized equipment around the country.
To add some hard facts, here are these timetables: In December 1992, the only non-hub routes from ORD were NRT (on the 747-200) and BOS (on an MD-80). The routing of NW5/6 was BOS-ORD-NRT-MNL. http://www.departedflights.com/NW121592p17.html This September 1987 timetable shows 2x service to BOS on DC...Jump to post
UA and B6 also operate very early morning arrivals that turn right around and head back to the mainland. I think the current difficulty in RONing crews there but wanting to continue to offer capacity is resulting in these overnight flights with a turn in the middle of the night.Jump to post
Never a real hub. They held a number of trans-con authorities from ORD during the CAB. After that they held the rights to fly Chicago-Tokyo. They fed it with a few additional flights from a few major markets. However, after the Republic merger they refocused on their hubs at DTW, MSP, and MEM and Ai...Jump to post
Rescue aircraft ferried in from Miami this morning and is leaving with its first load of repatriates to BRO shortly - https://flightaware.com/live/flight/WAL ... /KMIA/KAEXJump to post
Having that aircraft out of service will definitely put a crimp into their operation. Luckily most of the passengers aren't in any hurry to get where they're going.Jump to post
The last scheduled pax 742 flight was SPN-NRT I believe. All of the last NW 742s in scheduled pax service operated NRT-GUM/HNL/SPN. The last -200 pax flight overall was indeed a military charter and occurred at about the same time as the last 742 dedicated freighter flight, allowing NW/DL to finally...Jump to post
If someone else is paying for me to sit in the premium cabin? EK probably.
If I'm paying to sit in Coach? LX or CA
For LH Group, what about going from ZRH or BRU? How are those bilaterals? The SN product might actually be the most appropriate for this route but I don't think the A332 has the legs for it, right?Jump to post
This really became necessary when B6 and Silver started codesharing.
Other than that, there really aren't that many interline transfers that require going between T3/4 and T1 or 2.
OO already holds the EAS contracts for IMT and ESC and operates them under the DL code. I don't see any compelling reason why they'd change them over to the UA code. ESC has strong links to the Detroit area. Switching to the UA code would prohibit IMT from realistically having multi-hub EAS service ...Jump to post
4x daily Moscow-New York, odd timing for an increase, especially being Russia Have they ever been that high before? Those are extra sections during World Cup in Russia... nothing more. Why would there be extra flights for the World Cup, given the U.S. did not qualify? Lots of ways for qualifying na...Jump to post
possible UAX adds at ORD would be: TOL, DBQ, MQT, BMI, TRI, MHK, YXU (resumption) or YKF. Those are pretty slim pickings. Everything else within 800 miles is either EAS or have very entrenched other carriers and and are far away (DHN, VLD, SBY, LYH, OAJ, ABY, AGS, FAY, EWN, FLO) or are much better s...Jump to post
DeltaRules wrote:It reminds me of Northwest Airlink's 1990s livery (did they have ATRs or just Dash 8s?).
Their current color scheme is better, but that might age well.
Yes, the 5th A340 is just rotated as a spare. An A340 is sitting at PPT at all times unless the spare needs to go rescue a flight when an aircraft goes out of service at an outstation. The spare obviously also allows the operation to recover faster if there's a long delayJump to post
You CAN make money flying RJ's standalone, but a few things must happen. 1. You have to earn good RASM. You can't go head to head with someone flying mainline and matching your fares. 2. You have to keep the stage lengths short-ish (probably nothing over 1000 nm). 3. You have to keep your load facto...Jump to post
My mom was a travel agent in the Detroit Area in the 70's through the late 90's. In 1993 we flew a Key Tours L1011 on a charter operated by ATA to LAS. There was a 727 also operated by ATA that operated just 30 minutes after (and turned from MBJ at DTW - I think the routing was MBJ-DTW-LAS-DTW-MBJ)....Jump to post