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 ......
I believe someone posted that AS did look at the 788 but decided against it. Any news that AS might reconsider that decision? A 788 would also be a nice capacity boost on flight like SEA-EWR. If AS ever orders the 788, they had better be thinking about TPAC or TATL flights. If they need a capacity ...Jump to post
One you throw in to the price structure everything you get for free on most other airlines, Norwegian will wind up costing you the same, if not more. I'm not entirely sure. I just did a JFK-MAD dummy booking, with similiar routings, on AA and Norwegian for Jan9-Jan16 and AA/BA don't come off as the...Jump to post
Im not sure how you get a 737 sized plane to move at 0-100 carrier type speeds. An F-18 weighs 32k lbs compared to 180k for a 737 loaded. Wouldnt the catapult expend most of its energy in the initial seconds just moving so much weight? As far as using an arresting cable, that would be impossible wit...Jump to post
I think Meridiana's main issue is their aging fleet. Their MD80s and 767s are becoming obsolete. Meridiana's aging fleet is what is keeping them alive, albeit with the never-ending huge losses. I was under the impression that updating IG's fleet was part of the reason for QR's recent LOI for 60 737...Jump to post
Neither Qatar or Emirates invested in basket cases, Qatar has invested in IAG and LATAM, two successful enterprises. While maybe not so much a basket case, QR will have a 49% stake in IG come January. Alitalia and Air Berlin should be sold to IAG which would love to have these two airlines to comba...Jump to post
Given that AA is closer to the end of its LAX-Asia expansion than it is to the beginning, is it too early for AA to start considering secondary China markets like CTU? Try a decade at least too early. AA will likely start LAX-ICN in 2018, as SQ will probably end LAX-ICN-SIN as LAX-SIN nonstop retur...Jump to post
Of all the discussions about a third LHR runway, no one has ever answered(or reasonably speculated on) my questions of how the additional slots will be divided up. How many prime slots will be created? Will UK carriers get first choice? Does/will the EUCC have any say post-Brexit?Jump to post
What you are describing is just further US3 consolidation, and there's extremely little chance of receiving government approval for any US3 carrier to bring another airline under their "corporate banner". The only way that can happen is if one of the smaller carriers were in the process of...Jump to post
I didn't see this posted anywhere.
American Airlines offering new flight from Phoenix to southern Utah
http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news ... oenix.html