It does make one wonder if this is another DL angel investor opportunity. Indian law caps foreign investment at 49%. The question is how much is enough capital to keep the company going in a reorg. DL ALPA would have a fit but that didn't stop other strategic investment.Jump to post
I saw this on a crew only FBook page a few days ago and literally LOLd. Unless a cell phone video of the diatribe pops up we can assume this accusation rests with someone p/o'd they didn't get ApologyMiles for a wx delay. No pilot would make a public statement that indirectly questions their airmans...Jump to post
World (RIP) took a stab at skd domestic & international in the 80s. They started off as a high caliber, low fare option but devolved into a no frill. Capitol Air flew jam packed DC8s & 10s until George Batchelor moved assets to his other ill-fated long haul venture, Arrow Air.Jump to post
Wow....so the rumors were true!
Be interesting to see how/where they deploy them. Wonder if we will see a relationship like Cape Air & B6?
DL tried SDF-BOS back during the Mullin BOS build up days. IIRC it was timed for TATL connections so was not terribly convenient for O&D. It was on an OH 50 seater. LAX has been a wish list destination for decades. Honestly, I think SFO may be the better option given local business connections w...Jump to post
A number of the DEN adds are exclusive UAX markets or UAX heavy markets. Throwing an Airbii alternative in these markets puts pressure on UAXs cost problems and staffing issues.Jump to post
Lotta love for DEN: DenverAlbuquerque; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Ontario, Calif.; Palm Springs, Calif.; Reno, Nev.; San Jose, Calif.Boise, Idaho; Buffalo; Calgary, Alberta**; Charleston; El Paso, Texas; Fargo, N.D.; Fresno, Calif.; Grand Rapids, Mich; Jackson Hole, Wyo; Jacksonville, Fla.; Little Rock, ...Jump to post
GLO management says CFMs understaffing triggered an inordinate number of cancellations. CFM says GLOs unpaid debts to fuel and mx vendors are the reasons behind unflown missions. Both sides are throwing cease-and-desist letters at each other. I hope it can reinvent itself but this divorce is going t...Jump to post
Are the 3M cuts due to lack of pilots? Aircraft heavy mx? Financial pressures? All three?Jump to post
Where they get $6.2 mill from???
Kind of deep pockets for a decades old paper airline.
Even if the Feds were to approve it (doubtful) the state AGs in NY, NJ and likely CA would have a fit. It was state legal activism that killed 2 big insurance and 1 cable merger. Second...B6 holds its own at its current cost structure. Bringing them to UA pay grades and costs has red ink all over. T...Jump to post
My money is on RA leading the first restructuring of Amtrak since it's founding.
Spin off and privatize divisions that break even or post small profits....shutter money burning long hauls... maybe ink alliance agreements with airlines! Didn't CO codeshare with Amtrak at some point?
As always, thank you for taking the time to aggregate the changes.
DTW-MTY is perplexing. NW,NWAirlink,DL and now AM have tried to make this work for almost 20 years. Seems like a home run, given the auto connection, but always falls short.
DCA-ILM....dosent that go back to the PI days???
I was in a similar situation years ago: hot as hell mid summer day on a fully loaded -400 headed to NRT. As we turned onto the piano keys there was spillage on aircraft right. Pax freaked...I was door 4L. 'REMAIN SEATED, EVERYTHING IS NORMAL' is curt and aggressive but gets the point. The alternativ...Jump to post
From what I understand, when Norfolk-Southern bought a chunk of PI they explored hooking up with TW or PA. It was McGees' inside experience that put the idea on ice. NW and AA held informal exploratory talks in the early 2000s but were abandoned based on labor union issues. Western and National and ...Jump to post
Forbes is reporting that a former principal from the failed Baltia project is raising venture capital for a SWF based trans-Atlantic start up. He would use below market leased 767s from Kalitta to ORY and TLV. https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2017/05/15/can-boeing-767-flights-from-stewart-field-...Jump to post
I can see PAL joining STAR before seeing UA metal from the mainland to MNL. Otherwise it will be more connecting the dots between existing cities or another secondary Chinese (or Indian) city. It's not really Kirbys m.o. to do off the wall route experiments so I can't see going back to Africa, the M...Jump to post
RE: HQ in Queens: NYC and NY State threw allot of $$$ at B6 to keep them from moving to MCO. Expensive departments (like training) are in Florida already so I don't see that as a big issue. RE: West coast shut out: the population density west of the Rockies is a fraction of that east of the Mississi...Jump to post
Hypothetical here: what would be involved in a system wide 'reset'? Could they send out tonights internatonal flights, xlop east bound redeyes and late departures and let IT work on the system between, say, 2100 and 0600? At this point the airborne engine change obviously isn't working and the ill w...Jump to post
That's a fun hypothetical but the industry in the days of BN I...or even II...was completely different. I doubt Braniff would have survived the first wave of consolidation in the mid-late 80s.Jump to post
I can't see DL being remotely interested in AMA,MAF or LBB with oil bouncing between $40-65 p/bl. They are well served by AA,UA & WN and an energy sector recession isn't pushing biz pax numbers upwards. CRP is a lovely city but, outside of tourism and the medical center, not a booming business d...Jump to post
Interesting article on travelskills.com breaking down why SFO goes into weather delay mode while OAK & SJC run just fine. Good graphics too!!
http://travelskills.com/2017/02/08/why- ... Q.facebook
FWIW their semi-offical FB page says they have finalized a deal with the SJU airport admin and will be operating a focus city.
Also says that the lease on N283EA is being renegotiated and more 2 -800s are coming from Europe.
As I said, none of this is in a press release so consider the source.
I'm not as optimistic as you all :/ * no mergers in the US or Canada * tough scrutiny of ATIs and JVIs coming from all sides, not just the US * major currency fluctuations in N.America, Europe and Asia damage profits * due to the above, oil prices are all over the freaking place. OPEC threatening to...Jump to post
CLE was a legacy UA FA crew base until the mid-80s. Not sure about flt. ops. but I want to say it was a 737 base at some point. DCA and IAD had tags to BWI on several carriers too. Does anyone know if these DCA/IAD-BWI or SJC/OAK-SFO segments available for sale or simply thru inventory from the orig...Jump to post
I agree with Commavia that US/Parker would have gone after Virgin to beef up their presence in the west and *probably* give non-PHL transcon a shot. I also think they would have a cozy relationship with AS. I doubt they would have tried a merger as there is no way US could raise the capital to cover...Jump to post
That ship has sailed and ain't coming back. Florida..and the deep SE in general...is an important spoke to the network but will never be a nexus. The pm UA hublett at MIA was too small of achieve economy of scale against AA. The pm UA focus city @ MCO in the 90s suffered the same fate against an ent...Jump to post
The WSJ article was pretty bearish on near term Cuban traffic. AA, UA & DL have regionals available and can adjust lift accordingly. I'm not so sure about how this will work for WN, NK & AS. Even B6 might struggle filling 190s. Anecdotally, a friend of mine went with a group for his batchelo...Jump to post
I just rode the Flagship Detroit DC3 yesterday and the cabin noise was a bit better than a SF340. The Detroit and Ford Trimotor have been flying over my neighborhood all weekend at about 800ft and the noise footprint is noticeable. I was impressed with how the DC3 handled the 15-18 kph gusts associa...Jump to post
When I saw "in a report by Wolfe Research analyst Hunter Keay" I knew this would be full of questionable conclusions.Jump to post
hOMSaR wrote:So, Southwest could be buying Copa...or Hawaiian...or JetBlue?
Why not throw Cubana (or, better yet, Air Koryo) on the list for good measure?
Some folks seem to think airlines buy other airlines the way some people buy dinner.
I think there is room for start ups in the US market but within a finite niche. The days of "let's buy old planes and connect the snow-belt with Orlando" are long gone. Successful start ups like OneJet,SurfAir,RISE,GLO and Elite cater to specific demographics and geographics. The jury is s...Jump to post
Here is an article from 1981 that describes how Texas Class impacts OKC travelers. It says that in addition to the all Y cofig also eleminated the multiple fare buckets (F,Y,K,M, N,etc) into one flat pricing model.