Boeing employes a boatload of very high paid engineers in Russia. Would this not be Russia cutting off its nose to spite its face.Jump to post
No way Addison has capacity for even 25 more jets being stationed there. Alliance Fort Worth would be my bet, or something south of town. Love field is still the ideal business jet airport tho, for downtown dallas. Just got out of Addison this afternoon, great business airport. Seemed a little too ...Jump to post
Bengaluru is THE Silicon Valley of India and connecting it to SFO makes sense atleast to an outsider like me. It is laughable that people think of this as an 'entitlement' even on the face of market dynamics and economic impacts. Put the money where the mouth is. the Himalayas. Hot / High-ish. Too ...Jump to post
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2018/04/12/california-based-charter-airline-jetsuite-plans-100-plane-fleet-move-dfw The company also plans to relocate from Southern California to the Dallas-Fort Worth area this summer. JetSuiteX will add two jets to its fleet of five by July (the privat...Jump to post
jbs2886 wrote:YouGeeElWhy wrote:A350-1000 could replace the 77Ws.
We are a long ways away from replacement of the 77W.
MoM and A321LR could replace the 757s and some of the 767s 787-8 could replace some the 767s and the A332s 787-9 could replace the 772s and the A333s (which need to go soon) A350-1000 could replace the 77Ws. The "possible" AA MoM order would make up the difference in planes they for widebo...Jump to post
Also with the idea that China Southern ultimately moves to oneworld, which would be a major coup for oneworld---finally breaking into mainland China. I then see Cathay Pacific moving to Star Alliance. Under that, I see CX and UA moving closer together with perhaps one of the four flights to JFK dai...Jump to post
https://milecards.com/1588428268/american-aadvantage-routing-rules/ AA plays games all the time over the years with reward routing rules and zones. If they have a partner they are invested in I am certain they would rather funnel traffic via that partner than one they are not invested in, so they wi...Jump to post
If CZ moves to Oneworld, that is really going to put a fly in the ointment for the plan of moving Skyteam to Daxing and leaving Oneworld at PEK :spin: I guess Oneworld could go to Daxing. I am not a fan of CZ being linked tighter with AA. I feel like AA would play games with the reward redemptions t...Jump to post
Does QR still use the FC Barcelona safety videos? No it is just a regular safety video now, but the arrivals video that is played before landing at Doha features FCB (FC Bayern Munich). If you are talking about football you should say "FCB livery" FCB is also FC Bayern Munich. You would e...Jump to post
Hope to see more threads like this :thumbsup: Wonder why JL did exceptionally well, esp. versus KE KE is doing pretty well considering they go toe to toe with AA on a nondaily flight with no connectivity or Skyteam at DFW. Also no Chinese carriers fly to DFW Maybe China Southern someday. If you tak...Jump to post
Man I miss Delta in Dallas Same here. I hope DFW is fortunate enough to get DL back here. AA could really use the pressure, but it seems like the legacies have some kind of truce as long as the city is not LA or NYC. AA's honeypot serving Mexico would be something that should interest DL given the ...Jump to post
Yeah, there’s definitely not as many gates as I would have imagined. But looking at the rendering in the flyer, it appears that the Satellite 1 will be all widebody gates. The satellite has it’s own underground link directly to the Global Terminal as well. I wonder if this will be used for solely U...Jump to post
Good for AA and Chicago. What a bunch of bluster.
Now that we are moving forward, who will be more impacted by the construction, AA or UA?
This shows the top 15 countries by total airliner passengers for 2017. https://i.imgur.com/HxQE9Ir.gif The passengers per capita column gives you a rough idea of how developed airline passenger service is in those countries. As you can see India is woefully behind the rest of the BRICS, so as the we...Jump to post
[Furthermore, metro Chicagoland (collar counties and NWI) is growing at .5 to 1.0% year depending on the source. I highly doubt San Fran or DC surpasses it in terms of population in the next decade and even if they do, they are so far behind on GDP that they are unlikely to surpass on monetary meas...Jump to post
B752OS wrote:Maybe the 777-8 will make that possible. Jump to postdodgers702 wrote:I so wish MEX could be on that list and finally have one of the ME3 flying there.
They can only ignore the 10th largest metro area in the world for so long.....
bycac wrote:787-8 would be the perfect plane for that route, lol.Hope they will annouce TLS !
Continental767 wrote:The article says otherwise.Assuming that F will be removed on the A380s...
Jump to postThe A380s will retain their first class cabin, although those open suites could see a revamp to give them more privacy.
Unlikely, ATL is expanding with more gates and a new runway. Only DWC or the new IST airport have a chance at surpassing ATL in the future, but I think that is pretty unlikely as the governments of India, Europe, China and the US are going to keep growth in check on airliners like EK/TK/QR. China an...Jump to post
I think QR is better positioned than EK here just due to the one world connection. I'm certainly interested to see how the BA/LH sides do once the Icelanders come in May. But those numbers are six months away! In March 2018 QR will lose code sharing with AA, so I wonder what impact that will have. ...Jump to post
Thanks, gdg9 as always for the wonderful information. the Airbus A350 to DFW, a 283-seat aircraft. However, I'm told that seats were blocked off both ways on DFW-DOH I was not aware that that the A350-900 could not make DFW fully loaded. It's well within the max range. Was this QR being careful or i...Jump to post
HOW CAN HE SLAP?Jump to post
DL, building up SEA to India with a fleet of A359s would make more sense for them than any other hub. To differentiate themselves they would need to go to places besides DEL and BOM like BLR or MAA.Jump to post
and 10 years ago COLover gave us this gem.
If he is trolling them it is the long game for sure.
Hats off to you sir.
Great news for India and 6E. If they are following the Air Aisa model I find it hard to believe they will be flying to the Western Hemisphere, since in that model you load up an A330 with 9 across or an A350 with 10 across. That type of density which is needed in this model will never consider North...Jump to post
How long will Qatar go on turning the other cheek, which is the best strategy at the moment as Saudi and UAE look like bullies?
IF, Qatar started to lash out itself what would it look like? Cut the LNG pipeline to UAE? Have Iran NOTAM their airspace for UAE and Saudi?
India reliance on air travel is misplaced to connect it's smaller/medium size cities. Right now there are something like 900 orders on the books for narrowbodies. Where are they going to find qualified pilots for all of these planes? Skies are going to be clogged with all that traffic too. If fuel g...Jump to post
Huh what I wrote applies equally to a US origin pax as an Indian one. Why not? What's wrong with arriving at DEL in the early afternoon leaving plenty of time to connect onward to secondary cities so you'd arrive there by 9-10 PM For me, it works leaving the US in the early/late evening, which the ...Jump to post
I think after a 16 hour flight form the US the 2 hour domestic Indian flight on a 737 or A320 doesn't bother most people especially since food is served. Also AI offers wide body international connectors to BOM & HYD at a min. I think the main advantage is the AI flights arrive the US early tha...Jump to post
Personally , as an American flying from a major US city to cities in India that are not Mumbai or Delhi , I'd avoid AI due to their underwhelming J and connecting to a narrowbody to other cities in India is a nonstarter for me too, but I get the appeal of AI to Indians. I wish them luck. For passen...Jump to post
make something work with the UA hub on top of a decent sized Indian community. But DFW? Are you kidding me? DFW is the mother of all AA hubs and two of the ME3 are already eating EK alive, let alone AI! You cannot think about AI's plan in terms of an American, but rather an Indian. No Visa issues w...Jump to post
When did AA drop this route? I guess NK ran AA off that route, which is fine considering they have CLT as a hub. What passengers would fly it? MYR appeals to a lower-income crowd. Who would fly from DFW past South Padre Island and the Florida Panhandle beaches just to go to MYR? (I don't mean that i...Jump to post
bomber996 wrote:Question was airports with both Light and Heavy rail connections. Jump to postThese are just a few off the top of my head.
In 2018 DFW will add a Heavy Rail connection to go along with it's existing Light Rail connection.Jump to post
I forgot that LH has a MAA flight. I was under the impression that they were missing HYD and MAA but you're right. I still don't think AA needs to chase India but you're right in UA's connectivity between its direct flights and LH's. But either way, you're correct. India is too important for them n...Jump to post
Any chance AA would want to tie up with 6E? They have a good following in India, mostly reliable, vast network. Of course they lack a premium cabin but IMO that's not really necessary given the short (relatively) stage lengths in India. The question is would 6E think it's worth the trouble to take ...Jump to post
AA has the best JV partner for Indian travel. Just give up on India. BA has the best set of connections to secondary Indian cities of any of the European carriers. You can go one stop to every major city via LHR. That's such a huge competitive advantage that DL and UA just don't have. LH used to be...Jump to post
If AA had a deeper code-share with CX, it might be able to be successful with an ORD route. Connections to other cities in Asia via NRT and JL can be limited, and will probably remain so given that the focus in Tokyo is more on HND right now. So this route could attract travelers who want to fly on...Jump to post
I assume crew rests will be on the 787-9s.
It is a shame the news they are putting off the new 777 business class seat reveal till Berlin in 2017.
only one with a remote chance of happening is DFW-TPE Hate to break it to you but that is a pipe dream too, lol. I doubt AA is going to do anything to significant on new routes with the A350 considering what it has on order (~45 787-8/9,A350) vs what it plans on retiring (~30 767/A333) plus what it...Jump to post
That "Historic" Announcement was about the A350 flying to JFK. "Major" is leaving me wanting.
Rather than new planes AAB, how about you get WiFi on all the planes and put that new business seat you started yapping about last year on the 777s.