I realize this is still probably years away (if at all) but will SMF ever see direct service to Asia/Europe? If so where and which airline is most likely? I know the proximity to OAK,SFO and SJC hinder the chances but what are the chances? Will SMF have to extend a runway to make it happen? Thoughts?Jump to post
I'm assuming most airlines and airports will get some type of government bailout but which airlines and airports will be the most negatively effected by COVID? Which airlines run the biggest risk of folding entirely? Which airlines will have to drastically change their route structure, fleet and bus...Jump to post
As much as I hate to see people lose their jobs, there are many airlines out there that probably should fold. If it wasn't for national pride and governments propping up poor performers, we'd probably have a healthier industry. Now COVID has clearly effected all airlines ,so all airlines (including ...Jump to post
Offhand, what is the long term outlook like for NRT as an international airport serving Tokyo? With most foreign carriers eventually transferring to HND and even Japanese carriers moving US, Europe and some Asian flights from NRT to HND, how will NRT grow and compete? What will the competitive lands...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:No. SFO has the connectivity of the UA hub but LAX is a vastly larger market. This is basic demography. It's like asking if PHL is going to overtake NYC in TATL services.
Why not eventually move all international flights from Terminal D over to the new terminal F. Have a dedicated AA/(One World) International terminalJump to post
I was just wondering what the future of NRT will be? It seems more and more long haul international services are moving from NRT to HND and I'm curious to know what will happen to both airports as a result. Both airports have has issues with expansion (NRT due to land constraint issues and HND would...Jump to post
This looks nice!
https://m.sfgate.com/travel/article/obs ... 588918.php
I know SFO-ZRH-SFO for LX (and now UA) is tops for Roche/Genentech.Jump to post
With UA this week announcing their SFO international expansion plans, I was wondering if SFO will have to expand the International terminal (especially the G gates)? If so how and where would they expand? When would it happen? How many gates would be added? Or will they just utilise gate space in te...Jump to post
I know ,with the range of current aircraft, flying eastbound or westbound around the world can be done with 1 or 2 stops but do you ever see an airline attempting it? I realize 5th freedom rights may have to come into play to make it profitable but what airline would attempt it? What would the routi...Jump to post
Will we see any new airports being built from scratch in North America or Europe in the next 20 years? I’m not talking about extending current airports like FRA or LHR but rather new, large, international airports being built from the ground up. I know about existing projects like IST (which is tech...Jump to post
Masturbating on a plane... What do we call that?.................. Half Mile High Club.Jump to post
The truth is always somewhere in the middle. I don't think it's as bleak as Boeing suggests and I don't think it will be as successful as Airbus thinks it will. If Airbus decides to make improvements or develop the freighter version then I think the A380 has a chance. If not, then they will only sel...Jump to post
I posted this question a few years back- What are some current Int'l city pairs that are either underserved or where service hasn't started yet? Which routes makes business sense to either start new service or expand on existing service? I realize there are a myriad of reasons why services on some c...Jump to post
Aside from SEA, ORD and DEN..
What about IAD (1 stop)?
I always figured we'd see expansion at PDX, PHX, SEA, DEN, SAN, and LAS. All of these places have some but not all of the above mentioned carriers serving them. To a lesser degree, I've always wondered if cities like CVG, SMF, IND etc.... could handle at least 1 nonstop European flight a day. Especi...Jump to post
I was just looking at pictures and thought that a number of airlines need either a new or at least revised version of their current livery. What are your thoughts?? Airlines that cater to mind UA (I think they need a whole new look) JAL (I know they went back to their old livery not too long ago but...Jump to post
Now that the 787-10 has FAA certification, I was wondering who else will order the 787-10?
Aside from the 11 current companies (AF/KLM, ALC, ANA, BA, EY, EVA, GECAS, SQ, UA, Unidentified, and EK-pending) who else will order? Who will surprise us and NOT order?
Sometimes you need to take 2 steps backwards before you can take 10 steps forward. While closing the line will hurt in the short term, in the long run it'll be better for Airbus. They can now focus their attention on the A350, a MOM jet to compete with Boeing and the A320NEO.Jump to post
I was just curious to see what people feel the likelihood of each of the following future trends/ideas will be....Give me your prediction or percentage of happening or not happening....... 1. The Boeing 797 (MOM a/c) flies before 2027 2. Boeing shuts down the 747 line before 2023 3. Airbus shuts dow...Jump to post
2 more important details, if you could add them to you post that would make this a little more realistic. How much money am I starting off with? Is it international or domestic? If domestic, then are we just setting up shop in our own back yards? OK. You can choose either domestic or International a...Jump to post
I'm curious to find out from my fellow A.Netters. If you were to start an airline- What aircraft would you choose? Or not choose? What routes/market would you enter? Or stay away from? What fleet size would you look get to? Would you lease or buy? What hub cities would you choose? What hubs would yo...Jump to post
I'm curious which TATL routes Norwegian could go after next. They seem to be they are nicely filling voids between city pais that are either under served or not served at all.
Off the top of my head I'm thinking
Bay Area (SFO or OAK) to FCO or MXP
IAH-FCO or MXP
winterlight wrote:A good time for them to bury bad news. Looks like it'll be a Green protest vote for me in June.
I know this is probably many years away but when do you think Boeing will stop trying to improve upon the 737 and create an all new narrow body design? In addition, what do you think the new plane will look like and what technologies will it incorporate? I know the 737MAX is in it's infancy but it s...Jump to post
I was just looking at the worlds busiest airports and it dawned on me that IST has no US carriers flying there. I think it's the business airport without a US carrier offering direct passenger service. I was wondering why? I realize there are geo-political and security reasons perhaps but you'd thin...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/727LOVER" class="quote" target="_blank">727LOVER</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>t sounds like you are blaming the airport....Jump to post
I've been doing a lot of work travel recently and have been able to travel through some airports (most were former hubs) and I've noticed that there are quite a few that have too much capacity. In other words they have more terminal, gate and runway capacity and that capacity doesn't come close to m...Jump to post
It's official-I'm an airplane/airport geek <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/>. You know it's bad when you can just look at the drawings and tell which airport it is without needing to look in the upper corner to...Jump to post
I was just wondering if we'll ever see another brand new international airport here in the US built from the ground up. I'm not talking about new terminals or adding on to an existing facility. I'm talking about a new airport from scratch (like we are seeing in Dubai and Istanbul). Thoughts? When an...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CANPILOT" class="quote" target="_blank">CANPILOT</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Airbus' ability/willingness to offer major...Jump to post
I was wondering what your answers are to the following questions-
1. Which current 777 operator will NOT order the 777X (the biggest blow to the program -your opinion).
2. Which current airline that doesn't fly the 777 WILL order the 777X (the biggest surprise to the program-your opinion.)