Lucky's is a good alternative to Legal's, but is not quick. Having been a frequent visitor to the real Lucky's Lounge (my office used to be right around the corner), I wasn't impressed with Lucky's at terminal A :) I don't fly out of A often tho. I'm a UA FF and my go-to place at B is Stephanie's. ...Jump to post
I learned a ton about Geneva in this thread; it's one of the few places in Europe that I haven't made it to in my travels. Another topic - I haven't been to the satellite in Terminal A in awhile (or I haven't paid attention) - after all the Friendly's closures, I was surprised to see one pop up at ...Jump to post
I learned a ton about Geneva in this thread; it's one of the few places in Europe that I haven't made it to in my travels. Another topic - I haven't been to the satellite in Terminal A in awhile (or I haven't paid attention) - after all the Friendly's closures, I was surprised to see one pop up at T...Jump to post
DL has, so far, mostly avoided going up against AA or UA hubs from BOS, unless they also have a presence on the other end. DL does not serve from BOS: - DFW - ORD - CLT - DEN - PHX - MIA (although I believe they tried this relatively recently). - IAD or DCA - IAH They do serve SFO, although that is ...Jump to post
STT757 wrote:questions wrote:Are there plans, funding, timelines to complete T8?
That question has been lingering around here for 17 years.
Let’s say 10x LAX 4x SFO 5x MIA 5x CLT 4x DCA Let’s say they bump up DFW and ORD just to keep their hands on some slots: 4x ORD 4x DFW Let’s say they bump up PHL with 4 rjs just to keep a few more 4x PHL And let’s keep a token 1 daily to partner hubs 1x LHR 1x BCN And CDG like they did in BOS for a...Jump to post
I think that DL (and UA) have guessed correctly that flights to India require the infrastructure of a large connecting hub. EWR is better situated than Atlanta, since it captures a lot of higher revenue O&D traffic for the NYC area. HOwever, IMO, ATL is the right place for DL, compared to JFK - ...Jump to post
Regarding the DTW impact - I don't think that the BOS flight or the MSP flight is bad for DTW. DL and KE are going to pump tons of traffic through ICN. It makes sense to quickly start connecting the DL US hubs. I wouldn't be surprised if DTW gets a second flight at some point. I also wouldn't be sur...Jump to post
It also shows you B6 is completely behind the curve with respect to international expansion. B6 did well in the market and thanks to retrenchment from AA and DL in early 2000s at BOS. EK and new international carriers partnerships also worked fine for them. They are now dealing with an aggressive D...Jump to post
Intermingled in that article were Bastian's comments on the Boeing NMA, and how they need that plane as a replacement for the 757s and the 767s. I wonder how a plane that size would fit into Terminal A gates. I'd guess that the wings will be longer than the 767. I wonder if at some point, Delta will...Jump to post
Clearly you have never visited the Non-Av forum. It’s akin to reading the comments after a news story. I know better, and largely come here to learn rather than to bloviate about politics. =) Good call. Though gender, race, faith, etc are all discussed there as well, and quite often do not turn out...Jump to post
We know so little based upon what's been reported, I find it very hard to form any definitive opinion whatsoever. Alaska has said two things about the incident: "We mistakenly booked two people in one seat," and "We are deeply sorry for the situation, and are investigating the details...Jump to post
A few anecdotes: Macquarie raised their outlook to "outperform" yesterday. I was looking at historical stock performance of UAL, DAL, AAL and XAL (NYSE airline index). UAL and DAL are clearly outperforming AAL. On a one year basis, XAL is down about 3%. UAL is up 19%; DAL is up 11%. AAL is...Jump to post
I have no idea what happened here. Not enough information to really say whether Cooley was discriminated against or not. Here’s an anecdotal, personal experience about implicit bias - my fiancé and I (we’re gay) were traveling back to the US from Europe in business class. This particular plane has s...Jump to post
AA's pre-tax margin here is 5.6%. CLT and DFW are clearly far and away their most profitable hubs. PHL and MIA are likely more profitable than PHX given AA's dominance there. They have over 50% market share at DCA. Their probably below average in profit at ORD. At this point, PHX looks like at best...Jump to post
They may only be 16 years old, but the design and technology are from the 80's; not exactly a modern ship. You know, with all the money DL has made they need to get rid of these dinosaur's they have been flying. Quit being so cheap to fly planes designed before your crews were born. As a passenger,...Jump to post
Paper freaking cards that say the order of the items to be served? This is shock and awe people. Upgraded cutlery!?!?!? I need my blood pressure medicine.
I think Airbus could have a very slight advantage, but not because of any burned bridges; but because they could offer a very well rounded package across the C-Series and A32x - beyond just the sale/price of the aircraft. Burned bridges can be repaired very quickly when it comes to dollars and cents...Jump to post
I tend to think that this will go the way of BOS-DTW. What do you mean by that? DL and B6 drove Spirit off from DTW-BOS but DL and B6 are still slugging it out on r/t fares as low as $127. DTW-BOS wasn't cheap going back a decade (pre-merger NW) with fares typically $350+. Exactly that - they'll bo...Jump to post
Boeing’s Bombardier Fight Blows Up in Its Face Boeing thought it was picking on a pipsqueak. Instead it has drawn its biggest rival to the fight. Airbus EADSY -0.31% ’ surprise deal announced late Monday to take control of Bombardier’s CSeries jet program is a coup for the European aerospace giant....Jump to post
My take: - I am glad that the C-Series will be built. I think it's a win for the flying public. - I wish that the duopoly had some real competition - that would be better for the flying public. - It is wild to think that Airbus and Bombardier will now own the 100-150 seat segment that Boeing and MD ...Jump to post
I apologize, I’ve been reading this thread but I don’t understand some of how this works in Europe. Does this mean that LH will fly the long haul routes out of Berlin? I saw that they acquired 80 planes or so, and I understand what is being discussed regarding the intro-German flying but I’m less cl...Jump to post
I think it would be a perfect aircraft for CLT and ATL. Giving passengers the ability to avoid EWR, JFK, PHL and instead use CLT and ATL for transatlantic connection. Expect the US Big 3 to be on the order sheet fairly quickly I had CLT in mind as well. I also think that PHL, DTW, MSP could see add...Jump to post
If an AvGeek can’t imagine and hypothesize and wonder on a.net, where can he or she? There’s a lot of wet hens in here. Here are my guesses (sorry for not having confirmed sources with the heads of route planning at all carriers) - replace 763/757 tatl and South America - US hubs to Secondary Europe...Jump to post
I flew Delta Shuttle on ORD-LGA almost exclusively because of the MAT. I guess I won't anymore. I fly the BOS shuttle a lot, and I felt the same way when it moved from MAT. But, the shuttle gates in Terminal C are pretty convenient - not a long walk from security, and a SkyClub right close by. I ha...Jump to post
My take - the time for a re-brand will be when all of the merger activities are completed; all crews integrated and all that. At that point, it could make sense to re-brand, but if they do, I doubt that they'll look to history; the vision and strategy will be centered around a new, cohesive company ...Jump to post
Regarding MEM, I wouldn't be surprised if RDU/SEA/BOS get added at some point, but that's about it. I also wouldn't be surprised if they didn't get added.
I have no idea on SAT. I don't know much about the market. It doesn't strike me as attractive as say, BNA or AUS.
Some of it is also location - in that Ronkonkoma if pretty far out onto the island and the population density skews closer to the city. It’s not like tons of people are driving past ISP to get to JFK or LGA. Some are, of course and there’s nothing to say that people couldn’t drive in the opposite di...Jump to post
Q1 2017 Table 6 Data was released recently. Here's top 10 unserved markets in PDEW. Winter is tough for BOS for these smaller markets though SAT seems like a viable option even with three airlines serving BOS-AUS. SAT - 132 TUS - 82 MEM - 76 ABQ - 75 SDF - 72 EYW - 64 RNO - 60 BHM - 55 MSN - 54 GRR...Jump to post
For me, these upgrades fall into the category of good will gestures. I don't pay for first on short haul flights, but I will pay for it on flights beyond 4 hours and on long haul international. I fly DL a lot and generally have a positive view of the airline in part because they have come through wi...Jump to post
I'm curious about what the growth goals mean for the fleet. It seems like there is a pretty big gap between the largest of the RJ's and the smallest of the mainline, especially since UA has been clear that they're not interested the C series, and also given the scope clauses they have regarding addi...Jump to post
They often fly out of PVD - in fact, other than for big championship / Super Bowl send offs which typically use BOS, I would say they use PVD almost all of the time. Visiting teams often stay at hotels in Providence too. It's much closer to Foxboro, where the stadium is, than Boston, especially when...Jump to post
From AA's standpoint, I think it's a matter of whether their presence is satisfactory for AA's corporate contracts, and I suspect that it is. In general, I think that's AA's approach to NYC. They are catering to O&D corporate travelers in the largest market in the country. As for whether that st...Jump to post
I apologize if there is already a thread on the AA fleet - I follow the Delta NB and WB threads, but searched several topics and didn't find a similar thread for AA. Please delete if this is already being discussed. I thought that this from the last page here (http://c.hub.aa.com/email/arrivals/2017...Jump to post
According to the twitter announcement, iMessage, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp will be supported.Jump to post
I fly VS 330, VS 789, DL 763, DL 764 and DL 333's across the pond fairly regularly - all of then within the past few months. I do not find a substantial difference between them that would drive any sort of flight decision. I do prefer all aisle access, which is how I got to flying Delta in the first...Jump to post
It's hard for me to believe that with corporate contracts, Skyteam won't serve CDG-PHL. The pharmaceutical industries alone in the Philly / Jersey / Delaware area and in France should provide a decent amount of support for the route.
Time for me to retire from my armchair CEO gig.
I agree - DL's presence on BOS-SFO is squarely aimed at it's BOS based corporate customers, with two business friendly timed flights per day.
UA and B6 are duking it out for route supremacy.
The comments about the small fleet make sense, but they're interesting when thinking about alternatives for the wide body fleet - what are AA's options long term? All Boeing 787/777? A mix of 339/787/777? Would a carrier AA's size put all of their wide body eggs in one manufacturer basket (Boeing?) ...Jump to post
I was checking DL flight schedules from BOS-DUB - starting October, DL makes this flight Thu-Sun through the end of October. Anyone knows how DL is doing on his flight segment? Last week, saw a new DL destination show-up - BUF on the Terminal A board. Next week, this will be even more busier board ...Jump to post
Question - if the MoM is ever actually built, would AA be interested as a replacement for some of those 767?Jump to post
Saw this today, from one of my favorite airlines to fly.
Please delete if a dupe - I couldn't find any other threads.
http://www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com ... y-section/