It's true CO had a tiny footprint at JFK. CO stopped and restarted IAH-JFK several times. At one point they had it 4x a day to complete with B6. But they had stopped and started it again with 2x a day even before that. CO could never make up their mind if JFK was worth the time, ultimately it never ...Jump to post
If AA were making so much money they wouldn't have stopped period. You know it must be bad now. UA was flying empty planes to CCS at the end before they stopped. The few people going couldn't justify it. Even the airport is considered dangerous let alone outside in town at this point.Jump to post
If you google Caracas and Air Europa, there are a number of articles covering an incident with armed attackers and an Air Europa crew in downtown Caracas. Things are only worsening for the airlines operating into CCS. Apparently even the airport itself is no longer safe.Jump to post
I have noticed that UA is using the 777 300ER on EWR-BOM, but not to DEL. I wonder if this is a response to EK launching EWR service (via DXB, of course). Anyone want to comment on this? There is no thread on this equipment change at this point so I am mentioning it here.Jump to post
I think there is some overreaction here. UA is still committed to these markets to Australia. They could have gone seasonal only with LAX and IAH/SYD, but they didn't do that, they are still in the market even off season just not daily; and SFO/SYD and MEL/LAX and MEL/SFO are still year round right?...Jump to post
Yes, peculiar they haven't added ATH or VCE from another gateway. They just keep adding into EWR. OPO and KEF are coming back so that's great news. It's like EWR is their favourite hub with SFO as a close #2.
I guess it's a given HAM and ARN are returning.
So AA will just do MIA to PAP? I recall UA couldn't make EWR-PAP work either.Jump to post
I can't really add to what hasn't already been said. AMS or CDG sound good, but it's the wrong alliance hubbed. It's likely somewhere in Germany, maybe BRU.Jump to post
US carriers have studied these markets, and for those that have tried, they have never worked, outside of summer.
Even Berlin struggles. It's not only eastern Europe, but to Africa too. This is the whole reason US carriers have European partners.
CO has always had this complex with JFK.... Looking over their shoulder saying "We should be there too." CO started and stopped service from nonstop IAH I believe 3 times, definitely 2 times, varying between 2x up to 4x a day. They also had CLE service in addition to LGA and EWR. It should...Jump to post
Max Q is actually correct. CO was thinking about reacquiring some 747's in the late 90's. I am not sure what model. They saw a need for a few of their high volume routes such as IAH-London, IAH-HNL for instance. But for reasons listed they didn't do it. Since CO was considering bringing it back, thi...Jump to post
This is the perfect time for Gulf Air. They are perfectly positioned to serve Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Egypt, now that QR was forced out.
This is a huge blow to QR. A lot of you seem to underestimate.
QR ran wide bodies to all over KSA, and now nothing.
Much ado about little. I think the only year round 757 to LHR on UA is the daylight eastbound flight from IAD. I would like to add that I was recently in LHR very early in the a.m. and saw that UA 757 leave to return to IAD. For US departures that leaves very, very, early around 7 a.m. I would not b...Jump to post
Middle Eastern carriers always have at least one or two Arabic speakers, often from Lebanon, Jordan, or Morocco, or Egypt.
They need PA announcements in the local language.
No US carrier will ever serve DOH. It's a tiny place. UAE or KSA is more likely.
Everything that Adam Levine Weinberg says about UA is always from a negative slant. Every article is about how UA fails at everything. His favourite fall back is that UA can't match what AA has in DFW and DL has in ATL. Since UA's hubs are so small (in his words), they will never measure up. He's ev...Jump to post
Analyst questions UA's moves from the Motley Fool investing services.
https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/01/ ... rowth.aspx
One of my best friends is an avid traveler and from Manhattan. He is as "New York" as they come. In fact, he visits this forum. He is adamant that EWR is one of the New York area airports, and says it's nonsense that EWR is a different market. People have their preferences, but EWR is part...Jump to post
I think it was already reported once before that it certainly appears CLE-SJU on Sat. on UA is now gone for good.Jump to post
UA has 4 flights a day (IAH, IAD, EWR, and IAD). I agree, is there enough traffic to support UA on LAX/SFO-AMS year round? It's questionable. Not every city in Europe is connected to every hub. Notice IAH-CDG is gone, while CDG-SFO joined. I was just in AMS last summer for the first time. DL/KLM hav...Jump to post
So the 77W is a sUA plane? In that case sUA flight attendants get to fly to TLV for the first time.
No one answered my question, is there now a FA UAs base even in CLE? Or just sCO.
It's hysterical we still we can still use sUA and sCO 7 years into the merger.
So where do UAs flight attendants do have bases? EWR/CLE/IAH/GUM? Likewise does COs cabin crew have bases at IAD/EWR/SFO/LAX/DEN/ORD? Is this still causing operational problems? Why is it taking so long? In a lot of professions measuring effectiveness of employees is subjective and difficult. Some o...Jump to post
Here is an interesting article on how things are going with the UA FA integration.
It doesn't sound pretty. Maybe some of the UA can add their two cents.
https://www.inc.com/chris-matyszczyk/wo ... s-why.html
It could be mental illness related. Mental illness exists.
At one time we discussed here how deportees pulled a similar thing, on Saudia, and that was the cause that time.
Every case has its own particulars.
There was a Wall Street Journal article years ago, that discussed how a lot of African destinations are very profitable for European carriers for various reasons. A Somali friend explained to me that Turkey and Somalia worked together on improving the airport. The Somalia route for TK could certainl...Jump to post
Well, recently a flight nearly triggered a major accident while landing at SFO at night. It came close. I wonder how many of the people who survived are still alive now. Probably not many, a lot of pax were retirees. Robert Bragg, the PA copilot just passed away. Here is a survivor that passed away ...Jump to post
I agree that a factor may be widebody slack in SFO during this month and this seasonal aircraft movement. There is a winter seasonal flight. DEN-LHR will be a summer seasonal flight. Xian was a summer seasonal flight as well, HGH was year round. Of course, AKL is winter seasonal. In the early 90's, ...Jump to post
This is such a non surprise. It is a thing at a.net to mock the notion that checking loads gives a person information about a particular flight. But looking at XIY and HGH, one would see flights routinely have over a hundred empty seats in economy, with only a meager number occupied in business clas...Jump to post
CNN had a segment with Richard Quest on Polaris. The ORD Polaris lounge was deemed too small and crowded. Therefore everything has to be rethought.Jump to post
DL is reducing JFK-HAV. I guess more HAV frequencies are now up for grabs. And here we thought New York to HAV was a bit more "safe" from cuts.Jump to post
This topic has been discussed many times in this forum. The market strikes me as very focused.
UA had two 777's from EWR in the market for years and years, before they added SFO, which they quickly struck gold and increased frequency. Take note TLV failed from ATL on DL.
I remember the name Lippincott at the time. That's all I can recall.
Yeah, I know, it's here, and it's done. Some need to find new hobbies.
Armchair CEO happens a lot here.
The article said the route was performing poorly once the excitement and novelty wore off, and the politics was just the last nail in the coffin.
There isn't much to talk about.
Cuba only has a small number of viable markets now.
I can't add much more to this discussion. Although not completely relevant to EY dropping DFW specifically, I want share an observation. The middle east has too many airlines, TOO many airlines and seats. Everyone is talking about QR, EY, and EK. Don't forget there is Gulf Air. Air Arabia. and Saudi...Jump to post