I've done SGU-PHX (or reverse) 3x since Covid and every flight is at or near 100% full, it was actually the first full flight I had in my post-covid travels. Because of a crew base and Skywest corporate HQ in SGU, I highly doubt your flights were full of revenue travellers. There's probably a good ...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:Where will the LGA slots go?
Oh, don't you worry. I do realize. Did you read the beginning of my post. I didn't say the furloughs we're Doug's fault. Did you see that? Perhaps you didn't. My suggestion would be you simply read next time. You mean the part where you said Doug was only concerned about himself? Yeah I read it. I ...Jump to post
The thing about Doug is that he is willing to say anything just to keep things moving forward. I don't understand how back in May and June you go from a stance of "we are going to do everything in our power to avoid having to involuntarily furlough anyone" to "we are overstaffed in s...Jump to post
This makes me wonder why UA didn't broker some sort of "shotgun marriage" merger between the two E145 operators, then work out how much service they would have going forward. As it was, UA forced a "face off" between the two where the cheapest was the winner. But as we usually f...Jump to post
I’ve heard that express jet might be partnering up with another airline. Has anyone heard anything? Do you have ANYTHING to back up what you've "heard". If so post it. I seriously doubt that you "heard" this anywhere. Nobody, and I mean no-body needs additional regional capacity...Jump to post
DL took over the route from Pan Am in 1991 - CLE-DTW-LGW with a A310 - switched soon after to a L1011, the route was distinctive in that the flight would park at the Berry terminal whereas DL departed from the Smith terminal C concourse. The flight only parked at the Berry terminal on the LGW-DTW-C...Jump to post
An old buddy of mine is left seater for Expressjet. When I looked at his Facebook page it was as if he had passed away. Fact is, it's just a job, people. It's also the mortgage payment. And healthcare. Just for starters. 5 years becomes 10 when you lose your house to the bank, etc... Have a modicum...Jump to post
I Certainly do NOT think that is an ignorant statement. ExpressJet at one time flew nearly 5,000 flights daily. It was one of the largest airlines in the world based on departures The ONLY hull loss accident ExpressJet had was in the 90's, while they were TRAINING on it and that aircraft is even st...Jump to post
Those massive resources led to massive per passenger costs at PIT. It's a smaller O&D market. That in itself isn't a deal breaker. But CLT and SLC are also small O&D markets with much more cost effective airports. I want to say that PIT had a PPE of around $25, while CLT was around $5. Huge ...Jump to post
Didn't CommutAir Crash? Like where the captain couldn't see the runway, and just put it down anywhere? It amazes me that United would do this, potentially risking lives to save pennies on the dollar. I'm sorry, that's just an ignorant statement. Name a US carrier that hasn't had an accident. Even E...Jump to post
From local media concerning Indianapolis-based employees alone: Layoffs begin Oct 1 for some, Nov 1 for others. Houston and Kansas City bases closing. 132 Pilots and 96 FA’s based in Indy being laid off. (They were short on FA’s before this all began). 40 at Headquarters being laid off. I assume Th...Jump to post
In DTW at the B and C concourses and in MSP at the A and B concourses, DGS continues to be understaffed. I’ve had to wait almost every flight for ground crew, and so far 4 flights I’ve operated have been late due to a lack of available ground crew (my record is waiting almost 30 minutes!). Don't fo...Jump to post
bennett123 wrote:Wonder what they do with the A318.
[list=][/list] Does it make sense for AA to keep the transcontinental A321s in a 102-seat 3-class config, or should AA reconfigure the transcontinental A321s to a 190-seat standard domestic config or a 158-seat config with the first class cabin being in the current transcontinental business class co...Jump to post
90 miles to PIT and 40 miles to LBE. It's hard to believe this qualifies for EAS. What's the per head subsidy?Jump to post
This is really no different than any other labor negotiation, with one difference: The company and union negotiated an agreement. Both sides thought it was the best they were going to get. The union submitted it to the membership. The membership rejected it. Nobody here has posted the TA, so we don’...Jump to post
I was on a 319 DTW-PHL two weeks ago. New livery and new interior with the exception of the bulkhead panel between row 1 and the galley. The logo on it was from the pixel livery.Jump to post
Charlotte is a higher per capita income area. You can't compare STL of 20 years ago against CLT today. The whole scenario needs to be considered in the context at the time. 20 years of a major, stable air service hub might mean that the STL economy might look very different today. There's no doubt ...Jump to post
Yes, because adding in more flights to places where there are already plenty of entrenched carriers is a winning recipe for success You forgot an important point. They're going to be successful because they are going to attract the Virgin America crowd. You know, the ones who made Virgin America wi...Jump to post
Cointrin330 wrote:LHR service began in 2008, though I seem to recall reading DL flew a 747 in the early 1970s to LHR?
Quite nice to see this one grow over the past years. Originally a Saturday-only E175, then daily E175, then daily A319 and 2x daily mix of 1x E175 and 1x A319 in the winter, and now a 2x daily A319 in the winter. It's amazing how well all the new service AA added to EYW worked. DFW, ORD, and PHL we...Jump to post
Yikes. Why yikes? Spirit and United currently book to 100%. I haven't heard of Covid being spread on their flights, have you? Pretty sure our hyper-sensitive media would make a big deal out of it. I've been on a number of 85% flights recently, don't see the issue. There are carriers who will contin...Jump to post
-CVG and HNL will transition from bases to AFP’s with approximately 80 flight attendants each. -ORM, SAS and TPM AFPs closing. -SFO will transition from base to AFP; will retain current staffing but no backfill for attrition. -EWR will no longer be a coterminal for NY-based crews. EWR flights will ...Jump to post
So who will get theses stations? Unifi/DGS, Envoy, United Ground Express, McGee, ATS, G2, Menzies, Primeflight, Quickflight? It will likely be multiple ground handlers for various reasons. For example G2 already does below wing for B6 in DTW. That may give the the ability to bid competitively for a...Jump to post
At that time, airline service was highly regulated. It was not the commodity product that air travel is today. Airfares were highly regulated as well. The average cost of air travel based on historical data was well outside affordability for many. Do you desire more legroom? You can buy it for less ...Jump to post
DoctorVenkman wrote:If you take this deal you better be ready to go into a different industry. It's not like there's anyone hiring out there.
In profitable or turbulent times, U.S. airline policies and the implementation of them are so one-sided. Doesn’t seem to matter whether they are making or losing $2b a year. Anyone wonder why they are one of the most distrusted and complained about industries in the U.S. Oh those awful airlines. Th...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:Really? They were HQ'd in GSO just a few months ago.
Maybe I missed it in the article but what are the plans for the Delta agents working those stations? Can they transfer? If so is it where their seniority will hold? You did. "Affected Delta employees will be provided pay protection options through Sept. 30, 2020." The question, however, i...Jump to post
phllax wrote:I did not know that. So do agents in A who live in Philadelphia get City wage tax, but those who live outside the City/County don't?
jetskipper wrote:We’re the dumpsters not big enough in Miami to burn wads of cash?
Besides that issue, there's also the fact that gates B13-16, the A East ticketing lobby and baggage claim are not in the City/County of Philadelphia. A Security is split down the middle. The customer service desk next to B10 is literally sitting on the Philadelphia side of the county border line. I...Jump to post
It's like the airline industry has never considered worst case scenarios, and are always caught off guard when it hits the fan. Does that make sense, or am I just babbling? Just my opinion and thoughts of course I wouldn't say that you ate babbling, but it's close. If 90 days ago anyone would have ...Jump to post
The business rescue will probably point out that the airline is heavily overstaffed. The strike a few weeks ago was in part due to a proposed 20% staff cut. If you look at the check in counters at jhb airport. Comair(british airways) will typically have 2 staff at counters. SAA will have up to 7. T...Jump to post
DGS was created during the Delta/Northwest merger by taking the ground handling components of several of their regionals and putting them together under one management company, while moving the airline part from that company into another. Not exactly. DGS was created by Delta in the mid-90's. It wa...Jump to post
PHLspecial wrote:It would be a huge loss of PHL didn't have any connection to the German market.
It's not necessary for WN to ask for permanent cuts at this point when we know that business will eventually pick up next year. Really? We "know" this, huh? What's your date that you expect that the industry will be fully recovered? Next year? Hardly. We haven't even scratched the surface...Jump to post
Has AA cut its international, especially European schedule too fast and too deep? I mean the cut is all the way to September. Wouldn't it be smarter to cut one month at a time in case of unexpected surge after the travel ban? There won't be any demand for travel this summer. Best guess at this poin...Jump to post
I'm in Las Vegas. Spirit has around 15 planes parked in a couple different locations at LAS, almost all of them in yellow trim. Frontier had 7 or 8 planes parked on the cargo ramp last time I drove by there. A friend of mine who works for Kalitta sent me a photo this morning of at least 10 NK aircr...Jump to post
Yes, they are. It was announced last month. They did the math and finally figured out that outsourcing at MSP wasn't really saving money and was providing a subpar experience for their pax. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if the decision was revisited now that 'Rona has changed the employee recr...Jump to post
Interesting find on the SY website. Lots of airport jobs at MSP. Ramp positions, cargo agents, customer service positions, and airport management. IIRC, DGS was the second ground handler since they outsourced everyone a few years back. The postings say things like *Sun Country is an equal opportunit...Jump to post
AA321T wrote:Looks like N193AA suffered a tail strike in LAS and incurred some damage. It’s scheduled to be ferried to ROW, I’m assuming for retirement?
This may not impact their other carriers, but it's hard to see a scenario that keeps Compass operating. It's probably among the first cuts to regional capacity.Jump to post
Not sure where you are looking for, but here is a link for the USA....
Air Fares | Bureau of Transportation Statistics
United technically owns both. 40% of C5 and a “minority stake” of EV. Odds are high and we already know they are calling the shots for both. A merger is definitely in the future. It’s a matter of when not if. More like United technically DOESN'T own both. But as you point out, the shots are being c...Jump to post