I agree that a factor may be widebody slack in SFO during this month and this seasonal aircraft movement. There is a winter seasonal flight. DEN-LHR will be a summer seasonal flight. Xian was a summer seasonal flight as well, HGH was year round. Of course, AKL is winter seasonal. In the early 90's, ...Jump to post
This is such a non surprise. It is a thing at a.net to mock the notion that checking loads gives a person information about a particular flight. But looking at XIY and HGH, one would see flights routinely have over a hundred empty seats in economy, with only a meager number occupied in business clas...Jump to post
CNN had a segment with Richard Quest on Polaris. The ORD Polaris lounge was deemed too small and crowded. Therefore everything has to be rethought.Jump to post
DL is reducing JFK-HAV. I guess more HAV frequencies are now up for grabs. And here we thought New York to HAV was a bit more "safe" from cuts.Jump to post
This topic has been discussed many times in this forum. The market strikes me as very focused.
UA had two 777's from EWR in the market for years and years, before they added SFO, which they quickly struck gold and increased frequency. Take note TLV failed from ATL on DL.
I remember the name Lippincott at the time. That's all I can recall.
Yeah, I know, it's here, and it's done. Some need to find new hobbies.
Armchair CEO happens a lot here.
The article said the route was performing poorly once the excitement and novelty wore off, and the politics was just the last nail in the coffin.
There isn't much to talk about.
Cuba only has a small number of viable markets now.
I can't add much more to this discussion. Although not completely relevant to EY dropping DFW specifically, I want share an observation. The middle east has too many airlines, TOO many airlines and seats. Everyone is talking about QR, EY, and EK. Don't forget there is Gulf Air. Air Arabia. and Saudi...Jump to post
How funny DL is increasing RDU-EWR. I wonder what UA will do this time? They should have stayed in LGA-RDU for goodness sakes.Jump to post
I don't think so, STT. I remember CO received authority to fly IAH-EZE around the time that DL received authority from ATL. This was around 2001. But CO delayed the start for a few years due to a financial crisis in Argentina. Memory is fuzzy but I think DL went ahead and started ATL service while C...Jump to post
And also very interesting that UA is going back up to 3x daily from LAX to DFW. It used to be 3x daily, and cut it back not long ago. Then they have also cut LAX-MSP completely. Interesting changes at LAX for UA. DFW back to 3x daily.Jump to post
While everyone is chatting up how exciting it is that UA started LAX-SIN, you are forgetting that EWR to EZE is launching this weekend. Premerger UA flew IAD-EZE, it got moved to EWR then cancelled. UA flew JFK-EZE long ago.
This will be the third time UA is serving EZE from the NYC area.
Interesting changes at UA. CLE-SJU finally bit the dust. They are also starting EWR-HAM in April. Earlier than in May clearly.
BQN being reduced. More Puerto Rico cuts.
I think they will eventually find it. The pressure and the questions will never end until they find it. I remember the whole search for the South African Heldeberg along with AF447 of course. Eventually technology had to catch up and the resources allocated until the wreck is found. Of course I beli...Jump to post
Also CNN recently featured Richard Quest doing a segment on Polaris. He interviewed Oscar. Apparently, the Polaris lounges are already proving to be too small. They must be made larger, which will further delay the rollout. https://hub.united.com/united-polaris-cnn-richard-quest-2485275323.html http...Jump to post
I am aware of the longstanding UA fleet update thread. I would like to propose a thread committed to the rollout of United Polaris. How many aircraft currently have Polaris? What routes do they fly? There is a 767-300 with the Polaris configuration. During the last few weeks it has been flown to LHR...Jump to post
I am just wondering how many thousands of people UA has hired since the merger. The globe is all they know. And the Tulip is fading from the public's memory too. And people are retiring every year. The airline is changing. The Polaris role out is going to take several years. Years were spent develop...Jump to post
This topic has been discussed numerous times here. CO was in the market long before the merger. The route was upgraded to a 767 from the 757. As we know, many old CO 757 routes have fallen away: BRS, OSL, CGN, BFS, CPH, etc. HAM survived but for whatever reason, UA only flies the route for 5 months ...Jump to post
Well, CLE-DCA/LGA/BOS will likely stay to serve the current customer base. The slots in DCA and LGA are valuable. MKE is clearly serving some specific client(s). LAX is a hub, remember? I recently flew a Saturday CLE-CUN flight. It was evidently clear that most of the pax were on week-long package v...Jump to post
You say focus cities wilt and die. But we have some examples. CLE under UA is a focus city, DL at RDU, etc.
There are some left.
I was in just in Atlanta and was near the QR flight to DOH. I only saw Indians and Asians boarding. I don't think there were any Arabs. I hope this dispute can end soon.Jump to post
The Iberian peninsula is interesting. DL has Malaga and now UA has OPO. Does DL still have Malaga?
Will UA ever return to places like BRS, BFS, DUS, CGN, CPH, OSL, for even seasonal service? How did BFS last this long?
I wonder if a US carrier will ever do the Canary Islands or the Azores?
That is a good point that UA has done very few long haul additions out of IAH. Of course, SCL came on a few years back, but that was one of those gaping whole routes where we've wondered just what took them so long. Also I think it was said once here that UA doesn't like current timings in PVG. One ...Jump to post
What a nice surprise from United. I wonder why they couldn't start it in time for Christmas to make it a true Christmas present. This was truly startling. I remember ages ago when Continental started EWR-TLV. That was another route that came out from absolutely nowhere and shocked everyone, because ...Jump to post
I just flew on KLM. I was shocked that I was given a paper ticket jacket (folder), with the KLM logo on it, a map of Schipol inside too, to keep all my boarding passes together. I could not believe it. I thought paper ticket jackets have gone the way of the dinosaur since with technology everything ...Jump to post
Well, I "really" think UA will get more frequencies. I believe I will be proven correct, so hold me to it. So there. The DOT does in fact like geographic diversity and diversity in carriers. Why else do you think Alaska received a flight from LA and UA received a flight from Houston in the...Jump to post
I won't say the name in the thread, but your characterizations of Americans travelling out of DMM is quite hysterical in its stereotypes. For price sensitive customers, they don't give a (.......) about booze on the plane. Who will pay hundreds more just for a glass of beer or wine? I contend SV cha...Jump to post
Some said ATH has "trash yields." Well it must be good enough to fly the route in the summer nonstop from the USA, and not route traffic via a connection point in Europe, likewise some people must be paying business class or high dollar seats for nonstops.Jump to post