I remember Tower Air was the all 747 airline. EK is an all widebody airline. Seems like too much for this day and age.
QR could fly to smaller Saudi cities like Qassim and Abha.
Fly Dubai also went to Tabuk and Jizan.
Seems like there is room for a narrowbody gauge.
Recall that CO did fly from JFK to CLE and IAH. They stopped and started several times. The need for them to serve all 3 airports never really took off. It wasn't worth the expense. Of course premerger UA was just down to LAX/SFO/ and IAD from JFK, after having much more service in prior years. Whet...Jump to post
A flight attendant friend of mine is getting a "basic salary, " and doing no work. He works for SV. He rightfully points out that it's a government company and he of course is a Saudi National. I don't think the women FA's who are all non Saudi are getting a free ride like he is.Jump to post
I think with UA there will be cuts across the board. No hub will be spared. I think that'll be the case with others too. UA would be shortsighted to really go after IAD and LAX specifically. Those are important strategic markets. Speaking of UA, not grasping at new hubs and focus cities at this time...Jump to post
DL is reducing BOM. Interesting. And JFK to BOG.Jump to post
During the 1992 in Summer Olympics in Barcelona, CO had the 747 flying to MAD, of course. They didn't serve BCN back then. They were also going to FRA, Paris, (Orly?), and LGW with the 747 classics. I believe they were removed from EWR in fall of 1992. I am pretty sure. I flew EWR-FRA-EWR roundtrip ...Jump to post
Given the circumstances, a conclusion is easily reached when then the facts are obvious and in your face. It's normal to jump to conclusions in the situation. The first impression turned out to be the correct one here. It's a bit too soon to talk about healing and closure. But you want to say someth...Jump to post
intotheair beat me too it. I clearly remember analysts suggesting UA dump IAD and LAX as meaningful hubs. LAX due to heightened competition from DL, AA, and WN; and IAD due to passenger preference for DCA. And of course, IAD and LAX, had better hubs nearby in SFO and EWR. These analysts actually got...Jump to post
CO never did very well on CAE-EWR or CAE-IAH. Just be thankful UA still flies to CAE, period.Jump to post
My dad (RIP) was an MD80 captain. I remember traveling as a nonrev on full flights I would always get stuck in that back row of the 80. You can't see anything out the windows except the engines. Back there it was noisy as hell but I still loved it. I agree and I remember they were quiet planes elsew...Jump to post
Yeah, too bad George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft couldn't diffuse the bomb in time...
The movie The Hindenburg is pretty good. Everyone should at least watch the final 30 minutes of the film. The final destruction sequence is very impressive even by modern standards.
I agree Saudization has nothing to do with LH dropping this flight. Saudization doesn't have a big impact on western workers. For example hotel desk clerks for the most part are Saudi now in the Kingdom. Westerners never did these jobs. The guy at the car rental agency that was an Indian before is n...Jump to post
Oh I had never seen that picture before. One of the flight attendants was a survivor on JAL 123. I too remember all the crashes that year. DL 191 and AI 182. It was a year to remember and not in a good way. At least DL 191 had more than a handful of survivors. Kathy Ford was in a coma for 10 years a...Jump to post
I applaud AA for thinking outside the box with these routes. Pretty neat stuff. 3x/week for TLV/DFW seems like kind of a farce to me. And stacking up against the competition they must know that theirs is a joke. EL AL, UA, and DL have Israel so well covered at this point.... with.... DAILY flights a...Jump to post
I am wondering how many commenting here have actually been to Egypt? Well, I have. No. Religion, 9/11/, and other sidebar factors are not relevant. Even the Arab Spring is moving farther into the past. Egypt has its flag carrier to the USA, and is well covered by European partner carriers. I am Amer...Jump to post
UA's EWR-BOG route used to be a 757, and it used to continue to UIO. This route has been in the network since the 1990's. (CO route). AA has flown from JFK, and DL used to from JFK which has already been pointed out. No one has said that EWR-BOG on UA is also 2x daily now.Jump to post
Wow. And I remember getting Southwest a foothold at EWR was the only big concession to have the CO/UA merger approved. Anyone else remember? Maybe Southwest should replace EWR with the more "prestigious" JFK (I am quoting others on here, not my word). I am actually shocked they're not at l...Jump to post
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