Heads up to US a-neters; investigative stalwart '60 Minutes' is doing a profIle on Allegiant tonight, Sunday 4/15, and it dosent look pretty.
https://www.cbsnews.com/video/60-minute ... the-radar/
The Skift article is very interesting. He flat out says they envision JetSuite as an extention of B6 Mint product. I guess the models show that the numbers show viability of JFK-LAS-Concorde, FLL-JFK-Saratoga or LAX-FLL-Exuma type traffic. There are a myriad of p2p business/high end leisure markets ...Jump to post
Pax holding her infant on landing at DFW were struck by a PSU that (presumably) failed on touchdown.
I've seen bins open and o2 hatches fall on rough landings but never an entire PSU. Pics enclosed in article.
https://thepointsguy.com/news/ceiling-p ... fant-head/
SDF/CMH-HOU starts in Oct....finally!!!
Other adds here:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 407246002/
How is SY handling aircraft/crew rotations?
With the old model bring MSP (and somewhat DFW) centric, crews and planes were used on turns and day trip missions. Outstation RONs on scheduled trips were rare so hotel, per diem and ground handling costs were minimized.
Is this still the case?
"I don’t think locking bins will help. When the evacuation occurs people will just waste time and clog the aisle trying to rip the door off the bin to get their bag, or stand in the aisle trying to waive down a flight attendant to unlock the bin because they “need” what’s in their bag.[/quote] ...Jump to post
I would love to see STL-SDF restored and think there is opportunity in CVG-STL. They are easy drives but too long for day trips. DEN/MDW/PHX are fine for western connections but involve backtracking for connections to TX, LA,AR,OK. DL & AA have doubled down in SDF by offering mainline/2 class RJ...Jump to post
I was under the impression it has something to do with insurance and liability. These planes, while not actively flying, are still registered with the FAA as 'stored'. If something were to happen and cause injury/death while under the custody of a 3rd party (whoever operates the boneyard) then the a...Jump to post
This is just a guess but Cincy is HQ for Macys and Proctor & Gamble...may have something to do with the routes viability.Jump to post
I hope this dosent violate a rule but here's a vid. If it does then sorry.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/318695511 ... 39102&fs=1
Todays Wall Street Journal has an interesting article on extensive security measures taken in parts of the Peoples Republic. The author says that the FAs on his China Southern (CZ) flight had police-style body cams attached to their belts. Unfortunately the article is behind a paywall. I am not look...Jump to post
Talked to a friend who said the airport went dark about 1340.
https://www.google.com/amp/amp.wsbtv.co ... ntent=news
IMHO the only space for a start up is in the area called 'air taxis' back in the old days. There are communities that need air feed to larger hubs due to geographic/topographic factors. There are also larger cities with commercial ties that are potentially lucrative but can not justify a 50 seat RJ....Jump to post
IMHO MEX-BWI on WN is inevitable. BNA being a dark horse WN candidate but well seved via HOU.
I think it's interesting that MSP has been tried (twice I believe) and failed. AM has thrown everything from mainline to jungle jets at MSY and it never took.
I'm not trying to light a fire for a-net snark, but does anyone know or understand their business plan? I know they are a public charter. The few people I know who have flown them had very positive experiences. But how on earth do they pay bills doing a mix of EAS, leisure/seasonal stuff and busines...Jump to post
Nothing ideal, but yes, AS has a HUGE gap in their route network, all on the East Coast. With the primary market point of sale being the left coast I don't think they care. Plowing capital into turnkey hubs to chase market share is a 20+ year old model that dosent work. If anyone were to try it the...Jump to post
I find it ironic that the Masters of the Universe that take UA to task over their southeast footprint would have a world class ×××× fit if they were to commit capital to build one.Jump to post
Unfortunately that ship sailed long ago. Heck, it sailed, returned and has ben decommissioned. The only 'viable' candidate is RDU; a growing metro but already well served by an entrenched AA, growing DL and competitive WN. IAD, for better or worse, is UAs southeast nexus. The challenge is to make it...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