sure, but they have such lower cost than legacy carriers, that an extra half hour of fuel cost isn't going to be a big deal. Have you asked yourself why they have lower costs than the legacies? Maybe because they don't have the added cost of flying international? I'm no expert but one thing that ju...Jump to post
The only new recent bit if info it that the FAs at B6 Unionized a couple days ago. The E190 needs just 2 FAs, the 195 and CS need 3. With labor costs on the rise now from both Pilot and FA groups, will it be worth it to pick the 195 over the 190 and need a extra FA just for a extra 20 or so seats? ...Jump to post
JetBlue obviously wants to enter the big time. I think they will be successful but I also think they should be looking at larger aircraft. Surely they have enough of a presence and have been around long enough to warrant going with something along the lines of an A330. Time for JetBlue to break out ...Jump to post
[. They will have no problem filling 2 planes a day from nyc to london. And they need to fly bos to london if they want to build a dominating hub there. For starters, JetBlue will have the same problem DL had before DL joined up with Virgin Atlantic. Very few flights into London coupled with nothin...Jump to post
as well as JFK-DUB/SNN/BHX. Hope for the best! Are airport like BRU, AMS, and CDG within A321LR range? Where is JetBlue going to get the slots from at JFK? I would guess that they will have to give up a bunch of domestic flights to make room for international flying at JFK? At the onset, will they ...Jump to post
NateGreat wrote:What are the busiest routes, both domestic and international, in Delta’s system, in terms of both load factors and frequencies?
No room in the fleet in the current schedule. If they send a ferry flight then you disrupt say 800 people instead of 400. Isn’t a good portion of Sun Country’s fleet meant for Charter ops? I find it hard to believe “all” of their planes are called for. Even if they don’t have a plane available the ...Jump to post
I treat new legislation with high caution, but I'd be interested in something like this. Maybe tweak option 3 to where a refund of that last-minute amount is what's required. Usually seats on other carriers simply aren't available. Also there should be interline agreements. How about make that a re...Jump to post
The seat map for the upcoming 787-10 for United Airlines has been leaked. In total it will have 318 seats 44 Polaris seats 21 Premium Economy 45 Economy Plus 208 Regular Economy I'm a bit surprised the size of the PE vs E+ cabins are where they are though. Definitely agree with your statement that ...Jump to post
Honest question, what if a stranded family does not have the money to purchase walk up fares on another carrier to get out of Mexico? Some stranger will eventually buy them one way tickets home. Seriously, what do you think will happen? I suppose they can stay there till Sun Country restarts servic...Jump to post
The seat map for the upcoming 787-10 for United Airlines has been leaked. In total it will have 318 seats 44 Polaris seats 21 Premium Economy 45 Economy Plus 208 Regular Economy https://www.ausbt.com.au/united-s-boeing-787-10-to-get-polaris-business-class-premium-economy?utm_source=hero This is whe...Jump to post
I have no idea why you insist on being obtuse. I really don't. I've read many of your posts in the past, and the lingering impression is: "wow, that dude really does not like Delta" . All fine, I don't really care for Delta either. Perhaps one obtuse poster got booted from his cush union ...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:NATO doesn’t control European air space, each country controls their own.
Looks like AA just over reacted. All AA, and to no surprise, DL and UA flights are scheduled to be on time today and will be flying the usual route. I mean, NATO can easily play tit for tat and say no Russian aircraft are allowed to overfly Great Britain and France and if they really want to make a ...Jump to post
Would UA suspend their India flights if Russian overflights went away? I mean, if you look at flightaware, it would appear as if the UA flights to India enter the western part of Russia. It looks like they would have to stay further west and fly over Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine and Turkey before he...Jump to post
Russia has condemned the bombing in Syria. Relations are not great right now between the US and Russia. AA may be playing it safe, in case relations further sour? Relations between Russia and US have been bad for awhile now... Also, a business wouldn't play it safe "in case" if it costs t...Jump to post
so one out of several hundred airline CEO's thinks this. Not very impressive.Jump to post
I don't know about that. maybe an expert can chime in but its only logical to think that the longer the flight, the more fuel you put in the tanks which obviously equates into a bigger gas bill. I think you might be confusing this with other aircraft performance metrics. It doesn't take an "ex...Jump to post
Fuel is up. Delta has Trainor refinery to help offset the spike in prices. UA has all those ultra long haul flights. Surely the spike in jet fuel must be hurting UA more than any other airline. I think Delta (and AA/UA) have very little fuel hedging contracts in place. It's actually the opposite, U...Jump to post
Super80Fan wrote:Good, it was time to move on anyway, I always thought Delta was wrong but at least they know when enough is enough.
Now if only UA & AA will follow suit.
Some other key factors taken from the SEC filing 23 percent increase in cargo revenue and a $78 million increase in total loyalty revenue. Delta’s Branded Fares initiative drove $421 million in premium up-sell revenue in the period, a 23 percent increase from the prior year. Total unit revenues excl...Jump to post
Cost climb but it's another profitable quarter for the beast Delta.........what do you'll think the other majors will report? Fuel is up. Delta has Trainor refinery to help offset the spike in prices. UA has all those ultra long haul flights. Surely the spike in jet fuel must be hurting UA more tha...Jump to post
Listen up, mergers aren't pretty. There are feelings that are bound to be hurt. But you cant have it both ways like United tried to do. Its all in or nothing and if you don't like the ride, nothing forced the NW people to stay. And before people accuse me of hating NW, I have met some of the best fl...Jump to post
Definitely a merger I hated, I miss the NW brand, hated how DL never even had any appreciation of NW, UA combined their name and at least left the CO colors, AA had heritage planes etc..., DL, just got rid of everything NW, seems like such a me, me ,me airline. The article mentions that exact issue...Jump to post
I have seen in a couple of threads on here where people are talking about Delta deploying their A330-900neo fleet out of SEA for TPAC missions? If I’m not mistaken, weren’t they supposed to be primarily TATL birds that will replace the 763ER fleet? Not to be rude but a quick google search with the ...Jump to post
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[Take a look at this video from today: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/sea-tac-international-arrival-wait-times-are-getting-worse-but-relief-is-on-the-way/724529811 Most people posting negatively about Delta wont take the time to watch the video so I will summarize for all. Then, you will clearly ...Jump to post
When are the A339s expected to be delivered? Latest schedule shows the first (4) in 2020. what schedule are you referring to? The only thing I've seen printed for the A330-900's is from the Delta Newsroom where it says 2019. Airbus A330neo (A330-900) The widebody A330-900neo, an enhancement of Airb...Jump to post
Really? They can't staff their own planes, the delays are atrocious, and complaints increase. You and I have a different definition of competing and 'going up against the big boys and win.' Amateur hour.. Yet they still manage to have a better margin than all the legacies. Those delays apparently a...Jump to post
[... Meh, as a New Yorker, I'm used to being completely underwhelmed and overcharged. But Wwhen DL is charging 2x than B6 Mint to fly JFK-LAX, it becomes quite clear that B6 - despite its operational issues - still has a very legitimate space in the market. And nearly ever New Yorker I know would a...Jump to post
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/03/29/dot-airline-performance-reports-now-include-regional-airlines/469614002/ 18 out of 18 for on time performance in January. Behind regionals. Behind legacies. Behind LCCs. Behind ULCCs. Just how long can this operational mess cont...Jump to post
HeeseokKoo wrote:DeSpringbokke wrote:Conditional approval has been granted.
he joint venture has now been approved by regulatory authorities in the U.S. and Korea, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport the airlines will work closely together to bring customers the full benefits of the partnership, incl...Jump to post
Funny how the comfort of the 767 narrow cabin forcing airlines to NOT cram 3 3 3 in does not come into play in some markets....go figure... It's less the seat width, and more the fact that AA hasn't touched Y class in their 763s for years... They are miles behind the competition with this particula...Jump to post
Why would UA want this news to be quiet? For only $10K of credits, UA demonstrates how they actually changed the process they will go to assure customer sat when something happens that impedes a customer's plans. The bumped customer is now their biggest cheerleader and the airline looks crazy gener...Jump to post
United clearly still struggles to get it right. They still cant get the basics down like business class meal service. Then there is: 767 Polaris in business, only good if your a solo traveler. If your traveling with a partner, there couldn't be a worse product so doesnt matter how comfy the seat is....Jump to post
scbriml wrote:A6-ENQ looks like it's going back into service. It's just flown back to DXB.
Any diverts so far? Looks like the IAD TATL bank is starting to arrive. Everything out of PHL on AA is cancelled. At JFK, Delta's TATL bank is en route partially, but no one else even attempted today. I would imagine that American diverted. United didn't even try for EWR. El Al is trying to JFK, bu...Jump to post
DL now 151 cancelled flights.Jump to post
3 out of the 4 major east coast airlines have significantly reduced flight ops due to Toby. (1) AA has cancelled 437 flights so far or 14%. From what I can tell, AA is running full steam ahead at JFK until about 1200 hours or so and then the cancellations pretty much kick into high gear. (2) Delta h...Jump to post
If the OP is flying business, you are also guaranteed to get all aisle access seating on your plane. Huge difference on a long flight like SEA-HKG.Jump to post
And yet this guy in the inc.com article, still manages to bash United for firing them. He, almost daily, bashes the airline for having sour employees and service, and then when they set an example, he bashes them for setting an example. How can anyone take him serious? I've noticed that too. Every ...Jump to post
Looks like UA is going to be suspending shipping animals in the cargo hold until at least May 1st while they review the program. Good for United. But they must have known they had a problem before these incidents hit the media. Not a very proactive approach to this problem. Why does it take the med...Jump to post
you have to wonder what took so long and why it takes incidents that make the press for them to make change. United is not a very proactive airline.Jump to post