Ugh, with IAD-PHL ending, it's becoming even harder now for TATL flying out of PHL on Star Alliance. I think it's down to LH to FRA or AC via YUL/YYZ. And in my experience they actually tried to route a number of domestic connections via IAD over ORD or IAH. Interesting that for the first time in f...Jump to post
Every A330-300 route out of MUC will be upgauged to A359 / A346 next summer because LH will be moving all the A333s from MUC to FRA. They will be replaced by new A350s and A346s coming back from FRA. New A350 routes from MUC in S19: YYZ YUL IAD CLT BOM KIX Some routes that they prevously used the A...Jump to post
Two scheduled passenger 744's into PHL each day, assuming no changes from BA. Has to be at least 15 years since that last happened when BA operated 2x 744. I did not know PHL had two 747 flying to PHL. Sucks AA couldn't complete with LH at FRA seeing two 747 at PHL is going to be exciting for me at...Jump to post
I think we all saw Condor dropping the Austin route at some point. I feel bad for Condor. They are being used as R&D by the other carriers. A lot of AA PHL cuts in January. Some just a carry over from last year, some not. Not all that surprising. But I still don't understand less than daily fli...Jump to post
A lot of AA PHL cuts in January. Some just a carry over from last year, some not. Not all that surprising. But I still don't understand less than daily flights on PHL-DEN/SEA.Jump to post
And while I wouldn't be shocked if DFW-AMS went year round in favor of PHL-AMS, there becomes a point where how can PHL be called the main TA gateway when 65+% of the PHL TA destinations are seasonal Why would they make PHL-AMS seasonal? The flight has been around forever and has been upgauged this...Jump to post
1. I will not drive to EWR or JFK when I live 15 min from PHL. People who write that Delaware Valley, Brandywine Valley, and South Jersey residents prefer EWR and JFK really just have no clue. Amtrak, the Turnpike, and the Belt Parkway are nightmares and I'd pay $500-750 more per ticket to even fly...Jump to post
Comparing ORD's service blunders to PHL is comparing apples and oranges.
And EWR is right up the road which wouldn't surprise me if UA takes quite a bit of Asian traffic from AA at PHL. AA wants me to connect in DFW or LAX to Asia...no thanks I'll take a nonstop from EWR.
Where did we get the “BA also rebranding” soon from? Link please? Don't know about that. But if you google images of BA livery you come across this one: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EX1iNjiQd7g/V-qFC5tAKnI/AAAAAAAAD0U/5FWoRDHaLBUkk_uv73sAWiu-gmKdAcBPgCLcB/s1600/BA%2B2017%2BLivery.jpg That's going way...Jump to post
F9 still amazes me all this expansion with only 78 aircraft. Not sure the pace of receiving new ones but they are always up to something. As for AA PHL to SRQ service this is pretty much a response to F9 response announcement since PHL has never had service to Sarasota before i think most of it isn...Jump to post
Add PHL to the hubs that are getting additional weekend Florida serviceJump to post
I'd argue that it's about time. NK/F9 are on full assault mode with PHL-Florida, let alone the WN/B6 flights. This winter/spring schedule F9 PHL-MCO - 3 daily PHL-TPA - 8 weekly PHL-RSW - 1 daily PHL-MIA - 5 weekly PHL-SRQ - 2 weekly PHL-JAX - 3 weekly PHL-PBI - 3 weekly NK PHL-MCO - 12 weekly (I th...Jump to post
The AA PHL reductions are more evidence that AA is completely slashing the PHL schedule around Thanksgiving and Christmas (schedules cut by 50-75%). Though, on 12/24 the lone PHL-LAS flight is a 763Jump to post
Brandon757 wrote:Thank God for a new tail in DFW.
iflyalexair wrote:enilria wrote:AA ALB-PHL NOV 4>5
I see ALB-PHL as 6x in November.
Not that surprising to see the CLT F9 reductions. Not only is it the slower winter period but it is AA's sheer dominance in schedules (4-5x day each on CLT-SAT/AUS) that leaves very little low hanging fruit for F9.Jump to post
PHL to Berlin (TXL); Bologna, Italy (BLQ); and Dubrovnik, Croatia (DBV): Will be added summer seasonal service to these cities, operated on Boeing 767s between June and September 2019 PHL to Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI): This n...Jump to post
JonNYC wrote:AA/BA will soon have a new headache in this area
Delta makes Frankfurt, work because there is a large number of Atlanta - area businesses that have commercial ties in Germany.they can fill up the front with paid j traffic which basically pays for the flight, then the tourists in the back are just the icing. In Stuttgart, Delta carriers Mercedes-B...Jump to post
I don't get how F9's strategy remains perplexing. It's pretty clear. All sorts of East/West markets in the summer across small/medium/large markets with some popular North/South routes that remain. People travel during this time to visit friends and family. Then a shift to North/South routes in the ...Jump to post
AirFiero wrote:Are you able to see the SJC - CLT numbers? AA has been running that route seasonally for summer. It's a route I need to take occasionally, and am curious if it has any chance of going year round.
My guesses: SEA-CLT/CLE/YYZ, resume PDX-DTW/DEN, SFO-ANC/IAH/CLT(somewhere UA is too timid to go) I cannot find SEA-CLT data, but here is the SFO-CLT data. I would not call shying away from a market with 800+ more seats than the PDEW as a timid move. AA's 800 lb gorilla schedule and capacity make i...Jump to post
Interesting FI extended the PHL season only to pull it back again.
PHL-MCO continues to boom, now 6 dailies between F9 and NK.
soflaflyer wrote:Has there been any discussion from AA about adding a Flagship lounge to PHL and possibly CLT in the future?
LH generally uses the Cityline A340-300 for PHL-FRA. I suppose they could upgauge to a 346 or 350 but I've always heard that PHL can't seem to sustain a high level of business traffic hence the 18-J configuration of the CL 340. I flew LH426 recently and Y seemed pretty much full- not sure about J. ...Jump to post
PHL was a big winner as was DFW. Great for them! PHL...a big winner in terms of destinations, yes probably, though I think FRA/MUC hurt. But in terms of capacity, especially considering it lost 332 in favor of 763 flights...PHL lost more than it gained Probably close to 20 years. It was an early 73...Jump to post
Impressive growth from PHL. The reduction on ORD-NRT came much faster than I would have expected It's actually a marginal net loss in capacity for PHL. PHL Additions Seasonal: +18 weekly Year Round: +0 Cancellations Seasonal: -14 weekly Year Round: -7 weekly PHL loses 14x weekly 332 CLT gains 7x we...Jump to post
Wow. I suspect AA wants to run LH out of CLT. But now no AA on PHL-Germany, which only helps LH in PHL. Well, there now is service to TXL... LH is quite strong on the PHL-FRA market with tons of corporate traffic. SAP alone has among the highest volume between the Northeast and Germany Yes, I made ...Jump to post
Wow. I suspect AA wants to run LH out of CLT. But now only a seasonal 4x weekly AA on PHL-Germany, which only helps LH in PHL.Jump to post
Apparently when Phase 1 of Terminal A opened, Delta wanted ALL of it. AA said NO. But...Delta had a good 6-7 gates on A. I think something might be in the works. They have a lot of flying out of RDU as well....mostly RJ, but its sizeable. Delta has quite a few hubs. Any reasonable amount of frequen...Jump to post
The 27L/9R extension to 12,000ft just opened at the end of July. Service to Asia is imminent. What is it about a 12,000ft runway that makes service imminent? Boston only has a 10,000 ft runway and has had no issue attracting flights to Asia. And PHL is only 50-100nm further than BOS to NRT, PEK, an...Jump to post
I see 3 categories: 1) European discount carriers using single aisle aircraft: Norwegian, Air Lingus, any of the Iceland carriers. 2) a ME or Asian carrier for traffic to India and east Asia. Emirates makes most sense to me: could generate a lot of traffic to India, Australia, east Asia and Africa....Jump to post
EI is bound to join the AA/BA TA ATI so when it comes to CLT-DUB it is a matter of the airlines determining who has the aircraft of appropriate size and premium cabin to fly the route. The same is said for CLT-LHR now. It's not inevitable that BA or EI come to CLT. It is the airlines making strategi...Jump to post
Hello, just saw that American actually uses a B767 between PHL and SFO Does anyone know the reason for this changes? When is the A330 on this route again. Thanks a lot That PHL-SFO flight has been all over. I guess they determine which aircraft will fly it based on the operational availability of a...Jump to post
More mainline upgauges at PHL. There are inherently capacity decreases with seasonality, but definitely more mainline. There also seems to be a draw down at PHL the week of Thanksgiving. Not all that surprising as a bulk of the traffic that week is likely pushed through CLT and DFW. PHL-BNA, MEM, MS...Jump to post
Taking a snapshot of May 2018 vs May 2017 ex LHR enplanements, gives: ATL -3%, AUS +51%, CLT -1%, DFW -1%, IAH +4%, MSY +36%, ORD +6%, JFK+8%, EWR +11%, PHL -15%, IAD +3%, RDU -7% In the case of the Texan map, AUS traffic (17060 pax 2018 vs 11,294 in 2017) has not come from DFW or IAH. Or maybe gro...Jump to post