LupineChemist wrote:AA could go in to try and counter the DL/AM deal.
Unbelievably ugly livery. I agree 100%. In my opinion it is a nice livery, Please see an Ophthalmologist :yuck: :stirthepot: There is not Italian feel to the livery. .....I think the livery should remind people of Italy, and not Qatar. That battle was lost as soon as they changed from Meridiana to ...Jump to post
Glad to hear of this development. Unbelievably ugly livery. I agree 100%. In my opinion it is a nice livery, Please see an Ophthalmologist :yuck: :stirthepot: There is not Italian feel to the livery. .....I think the livery should remind people of Italy, and not Qatar. That battle was lost as soon ...Jump to post
..... And if any of the US3 make a play for B6, I think even the Trump Administration would cry "foul". I'm not saying it would definitely happen, but If AA wants a shot at becoming a player in NYC again, the Trump era has to be the time to do it. If a left-leaning administration comes in...Jump to post
Using that definition, AA has DFW, UA has both IAH and DEN, and DL has both MSP and SLC. I don't know if the US3 want to add a similar sized hub at MCI or STL in the long-term given those hub operations I just mentioned.
Is that social area for standing and talking or just a focal point for scavenging snacks? I cant exactly judge the spacing, but I wouldn't want people standing in front of or behind my seat in that space while they jibber-jabber. https://cdn.uc.assets.prezly.com/42503619-7b8d-420c-b5af-5a1109d628d3/...Jump to post
If this is approved, I can see the US DOT imposing route guarantees on AA / QF, including a year-round AKL - LAX service on AA, as well as service to more US ports (like BNE - SEA / DFW / ORD on QF). BNE-SEA would be tricky as SEA are hubs for AS and DL. Can only see BNE-SEA working for QF and/or A...Jump to post
Simply because it’s the capital, any non-stop to a world city (JFK, HKG, and the like) gets additional cachet and attention. My point isn’t that there’d be fares to cover it, but that everyone would pay attention to it — the mere existence of a thread about its discontinuation proves the point. Bec...Jump to post
Im sure it was the same AA plane (or type) that took them to the Super Bowl.
https://sports.yahoo.com/philadelphia-e ... 56505.html
This is going to come down to price. Free bags set aside, as most people carry-on now, will WN price competively? I disagree. Unless they already have family in Hawaii, most people don't go on vacation there with just carry-on. So unless they were elite on the carrier of travel, a family of four wo...Jump to post
Still think Emirates will end up buying out/ merging with ETIHAD. It seems as if you're not the only one. Etihad should merge with Emirates, Davy report argues However, I wonder if some divestitures could be imposed by the DOJ/ECC in order for the the combined carrier to continue operating in the U...Jump to post
Actually, the merger, imo, was a shot in the arm to an AA that was seemingly swimming in circles regarding service and overall atmosphere. Post-merger, I've really begun to see a revamp in their overall customer service and hard product...at the expense of legroom and overall seat comfort (naturall...Jump to post
Acquiring a new fleet type just to operate an unproven route seems very risky, especially for such a small airline. I would add that any 757 will become a mx burden given their age. Is there really a burning need for UP to operate a NAS-LAX flight? It would be far less expensive to codeshare/interli...Jump to post
In the theoretical chance of SRB starting a new US carrier, Im left wondering where a VX v2 would be based. LAX, SFO, and ORD are full. There may be a few gates somewhere at JFK, but nothing to start a hub operation. The DAL gates are gone so they would have to use DFW. Maybe MCI could finally be a ...Jump to post
My question right now: a bridge loan is in place to ensure ops through the summer season (as I understand it). With uncertainties looming about their viability in late 2017, would anyone in their right mind book a ticket on Alitalia for the post-loan period? Reduced bookings could really be the fin...Jump to post
I believe 4 are CUTE. I would imagine that AA, NK and B6 can all use those gates. Considering B6 is already at 19 flights at end of this year, I'm sure it will be using them with any kind of future expansion. Good question it would be a big help. AA is maxed at lax in T-4 So LAWA can give AA full e...Jump to post
But T-5 is more or less taking over the role that Terminals 3 and 6 have had for the past 15 years--the location of the small operators that only needed 1 to 1 1/2 gates to run their operation. Since these small carriers will be moving in the future, will their gates be CUTE, and if so will AA be a...Jump to post
AA already serves FCO (at least seasonally) from ORD, JFK, and now DFW. They also fly CLT & PHL That doesn't answer the question of whether any opportunity exists for AA on LAX-FCO. By that same logic, AA shouldn't fly LAX-LHR. Wouldn't they want to see how the new DFW-FCO route does before gam...Jump to post
In a post Alitalia Italy, would AA have the opportunity to fly LAX-FCO? Are the yields on this route too low for AA? Im sure DL would probably attempt to fill the void, but without AZ's FCO operation, DL would no longer have the Skyteam advantage. With the Italian market becoming a free for all, AA ...Jump to post
Corriere della Sera has some options and rumors listed here (in Italian): http://www.corriere.it/cronache/cards/gli-inglesi-spagnoli-arabi-low-cost-ecco-tutti-scenari-futuro-alitalia/futuro-alitalia_principale.shtml I read the whole article, and I didn't see anything that rises to the level of rumo...Jump to post
Ok there's an update on the AZ saga. The latest is either IAG or QR could be interested, but not in the entire Alitalia. The idea would be to sell off all narrow body aircraft and cut all short routes. AZ would only operate long haul, while short haul and connecting flights would be operated by eit...Jump to post
Alitalia? That way it would own the main Italian market. As I've stated before, QR has to be watching whats going on with AZ. While I don't think an outright purchase of AZ will happen, I believe offers for any desirable AZ assets will be made. Could we see Qatar investing in China? It would be nic...Jump to post
Possible nail in the coffin.
Lufthansa CFO says not interested in buying Alitalia
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-lufth ... SKBN17T0ZZ
As American explained throughout the initial proceeding, the largest share of the U.S.- Havana frequencies should be allocated for American’s MIA-HAV flights. . . . Although the Department agreed that Miami “deserve[d] a substantial allocation of Havana frequencies to address the service needs of t...Jump to post
DCA is full now partly because of allowing small airliners taking up valuable slots. Both DCA and LGA should restrict any plane with less than 90 seats. Thats just a plain bad idea, as it would kill off a lot of service to smaller communities. This is the nations capital we're talking about. Im sur...Jump to post
AA should announce a new F cabin as well. Their cabins have been in flux for more than a decade now, so it would be business as usual.Jump to post
How many PEK slots could AA reasonably expect to acquire? I would love to see them jump into the JFK-China market.Jump to post
The international business channels are all over this - biggest topic of discussion is the impact on Cathay Pacific. The international business channels are all over this - biggest topic of discussion is the impact on Cathay Pacific. Yep - it seems to be the angle on which everyone is focused. The ...Jump to post
Given the ST and *A position in China, am I correct in assuming that there should be no regulatory roadblocks on the US side?Jump to post
I have two questions. The article states that "Oneworld" is pursuing an African member, but are the efforts being made by the OW organization or by a specific airline? In addition, why has the Nigerian market been ignored for so long? How can OW be serisously looking for an African partner...Jump to post
I've butchered my own animals. I'm not in the slightest bit bothered about it, but there's no way what happened at PIA is humane.
Wouldn't the rebranding at AA be larger than UA's? They changed the logo completely, and not only did they have to paint all of the AA planes (minus the MD80s), but repaint the US aircraft as well. Then there's all the gates/ticket counters at both AA & US hubs/spokes.Jump to post
As a passenger, I prefer the "American" way of an airline controlling/branding its gates or terminals. That nonsense of not knowing where my gate is going to be when I land/arrive can be a pain in some airports, especially if one is flying on a non-dominant carrier for that particular airp...Jump to post
From everything I can see the DoJ focused on codesharing, but I see nothing about interlining. Can AA-AS get around these restrictions by routing pax via simple interlining, or are they specifically prevented from listing each other during booking on the website?Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:... it's a waste of money that might be used to enhance the inflight service ......