Expressjet never really lost any flying before the merger. After the UA/CO merger Expressjet and ASA merged, which didn't go so well as the ASA operation was becoming a bit of a mess and the two cultures did not mesh well. At the same time, CO management both got scope relief from the new combined U...Jump to post
Also, at least in this immediate post COVID period, all the short-haul (intra-continental) traffic is leisure/VFR and there's little to no business demand. In that environment, the aircraft with the lowest CASM is almost always the best too for the job, which usually means that one with the most sea...Jump to post
Yes, there would be a better airport in Michigan than PLN too, MGN. However, the issue with MGN and SUE is that they have no TSA and Boutique will be operating from a secure part of the terminal at ORD and not the FBO. So an MGN or SUE flight would either have to operate to and from the FBO or arri...Jump to post
I also saw someone post that Boutique Air... code shares with United and American. Do you think such a small airline would consider flying from Rockford and/or Gary to O'Hare? Or, do Boutique and Air Choice One only fly to airports with Essential Air Service funds? Boutique and Air Choice One only ...Jump to post
Hello all. Its been a while since I surfaced and looked at this thread again. Thanks for the pictures with the updates to 9C/27C. I took that and updated an idea I had to create (or move) a 4L/22R near the oil tanks. I posted something similar a couple of years ago, but I can provide an updated pic...Jump to post
For north complex west flow arrivals, Zulu will take arrivals to Uniform to the terminal core. Remember that ATL does have arrivals cross the active when using 10/28 In West flow south complex arrivals will use Zulu to Lima East flow is tricky (and always has been with 9L) My understanding is that 9...Jump to post
The 764's are competitive CASM-wise.
However, being an oddball smallish fleet is never good for surviving a fleet downsizing.
United miles never expire. They aren't held on the balance sheet as normal liabilities, which enabled carriers to make them not expire.Jump to post
The ACA 328J operation lasted only like a year. It was clear that it was a poor use of LGA slots with so few seats and DL was in the process of consolidating their Northeast presence to eliminate point to point flying. Eagle actually bought BEX and that's how it became exclusively AA. After the end ...Jump to post
I expect this to do well, especially if traditional Caribbean destinations like CUN, MBJ, and PUJ are down this winter compared to last and/or SJO/LIR still have closed borders.Jump to post
I'm guessing they'll end up a creditor in Elite's impending bankruptcy. It's hard to know if Elite can survive the downtown by parking everything and trying to weather the storm. It depends if demand for RJ charters pick up any time soon (basically if there's going to be a 2020-2021 NCAA Basketball ...Jump to post
ORD gets busy in mid afternoon between like 3:30 and 4:30 as that's their main arrival bank. Their other bank is between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. During those banks they frequently have to run triple parallel approaches. Nearly every destination still served from ORD has an arrival in that later bank. So ...Jump to post
ORD gets busy in mid afternoon between like 3:30 and 4:30 as that's their main arrival bank. Their other bank is between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. During those banks they frequently have to run triple parallel approaches. Nearly every destination still served from ORD has an arrival in that later bank. So r...Jump to post
Even if this part is not critical during flight, I wonder if the decreased aerodynamics could have made enough of a difference in fuel burn to exhaust reserves on a sufficiently long flight. Probably. The crew probably didn't notice in this circumstance because of the short stage length (41 minutes...Jump to post
Jay must have worked in the North Building in Elk Grove, because it was much newer. The rest of the complex (South Building and Training Center) was indeed a dump and falling apart. It was costing UA as much to maintain the building as the rent at Willis cost. Especially when you considered that UA ...Jump to post
Hey guys, sorry if this has been discussed, I have done searches for it, as well as other searches, but cannot seem to find the answers. So my question and intrigue in part is how did Mahan Air manage to procure ex-Lufthansa and ex-Virgin Atlantic A340's while Iran had sanctions placed on it, or wh...Jump to post
4B could easily have their check-in in T2 where there is plenty of space but then the question of where their gate space will be. They obviously would like to be close to their codeshare partner UA. However I'm not sure there are any ground board parking stations so they would have to block a jetway...Jump to post
Swift Air has government contracts but probably has 3x the number of frames they need. The advantage that their fleet is all relatively cheap to own/lease 733's and 734's. World Atlantic is a very lean operation and I believe all their frames are occupied with government contracts and again, are ext...Jump to post
I don't see the urgency to permit higher pax number allowed with single pilot operation. The pilot shortage is gone. Pilot wages will go down, thus 19pax flights with standard duo pilot operation will become more profitable. Besides fuel cost are low. But max pax in a Tecnam P2012 is 11 but 9 is mo...Jump to post
getting cans to and from ORD is probably a nightmare during the morning and evening due to traffic. This addition to GYY also surprises me because of the short distance to another UPS hub - RFD. Even at night it's a solid 2-2.5 hour drive from GYY to RFD. It probably means that there's enough cargo...Jump to post
Couldn't a handful of the A350's on order be converted to A350ULR's to make JNB-ATL and LAX-SYD (which really isn't THAT long) no problem? No need to add a separate fleet type for those routes, after all SQ flew those things on SFO/LAX-SIN (albeit with only 161 seats). I imagine an A350ULR in someth...Jump to post
UPS is adding flights into GYY later this year. Per the press release they plan on using an A300 for the flights. https://www.pressroom.ups.com/pressroom/ContentDetailsViewer.page?ConceptType=PressReleases&id=1589388817917-286 Good news for Gary. They anticipate 60 jobs associated with this new...Jump to post
Some extra MDW/DL fun facts 1. For a time before the ORD-LGA shuttle on DL existed, DL tried the shuttle from MDW with slightly less frequency, something like 5-6x daily. I believe this lasted a little over a year before being moved to ORD and upped to the 9-12x it takes to be competitive with UA an...Jump to post
Add in the fact that WN and before them FL tried EWR and flat out couldn't make it work and left. AA has at many times dropped various hub routes to regional from EWR. Same with DL.
For point-to-point domestic, EWR is sort of a dud unless you are UA/CO.
NW flew DTW-MDW on DC-9's since at least the late 80's to counter Midway I and later WN on MDW-DTW and MDW-DET (in WN's case). They were frequently "stubbies" DC9-10's and I don't recall DTW ever getting anything bigger than a DC-9. Mainline disappeared on DTW-MDW as the CR9's came online ...Jump to post
The problem with "All you need is a DHC8-100/200 from CDB-DUT" is that there is no operational US airline with such an aircraft currently on their certificate. good luck finding investors for a tiny airline that still needs to hold a Part 121 certificate that is planning on operating a 30-...Jump to post
It amazes me how carriers quickly wanted to dump the E190. Despite the current demand environment. Maybe it is the cheapest thing to dump (write down the least amount of scarce money). Rule of thumb - E190s have approximately the trip cost of an A319 with many fewer seats. Yes, that's not good. I f...Jump to post
The 160 number includes Alaska, which accounts for 46 of the airports by my count. This is huge for Contour, but also significant for Cape Air and Boutique as well. It's still problematic for the "low bid" Skywest cities (like CMX, ESC, and DDC) but being able to essentially cut unnecessar...Jump to post
On any flight with a significant amount of main cabin cargo a loadmaster probably flies with to help with W&B.Jump to post
The only Northeast destination they applied to drop is ITH. There's really nowhere that they can tag ITH to that's closer than IAD so it appears they'll keep just flying ITH-IAD 1x. Note that most of the UA Northeast EAS destinations are on the border with Canada (PBG, PQI, OGS) so it would be hard ...Jump to post
Very interesting. Thank you for the explanations. It was always fun when doing training or other programs alongside our partner airlines. (I've always worked at international outstations rather than big domestic hubs) They'd usually be surprised that one person knows operations, ramp, ticketing, sa...Jump to post
I think that UA would argue that they can temporarily reaccom any AZO pax at SBN, LAN, or GRR. It only has 1 flight/day currently scheduled from AZO, a RON ERJ-145 with a very early departure (similar schedule to what they are running at LAN, FNT, TVC, and MBS, although LAN get an E-175 for some rea...Jump to post
Do you have the full schedule? For example, did inbound flights to MIA connect to the MIA-MLB segment? Particularly a TPA nonstop? The schedulers were working with paper strips back then, but they weren't stupid. Chances are there were a fair amount of flights that fed the MIA-MLB-TPA flight that re...Jump to post
EW returning to EWR on the backside of this would be easy because: they could piggyback on any LH contracts. If EWR expansion moves forward there will be more FIS gates at attractive times. If EW becomes a larger consolidated carrier it reasons to believe that they'd develop a codeshare with UA.Jump to post
Ishrion wrote:djack wrote:Delta 3340 & 3342, two 772's following each other across the Atlantic from ORD - FRA
Don't think these are one-offs. Delta has been operating ORD-FRA cargo-only flights for a few weeks now.
Not heavy metal, but on Monday a McNeely Charter Services (a small cargo carrier based in Arkansas) Swearingen Metro flew ANB (Anniston, Alabama) - ORD - YKF (Kitchener/Waterloo, Ontario). Not only an odd routing, but I doubt a Metro has landed at ORD in decades. I can't imagine what the flight was ...Jump to post