ALB couldn’t even sustain a B1900 for international service on Air Canada. I To be fair, they had a good 13 year run of service, and all Northeastern US cities that had B1900 service to YYZ eventually lost service. BDL was upgauged to a dash when it was originally on a 1900. Beech dropped, dash com...Jump to post
At this point in time the only additional TATL service CLT will be getting IMO will be an additional LHR (the slot that AA owns that is currently used by AY is rumored to be for an additional LHR-CLT service) and then maybe more flights to Germany with an A321XLR as was mentioned by either Isom or ...Jump to post
At this point in time the only additional TATL service CLT will be getting IMO will be an additional LHR (the slot that AA owns that is currently used by AY is rumored to be for an additional LHR-CLT service) and then maybe more flights to Germany with an A321XLR as was mentioned by either Isom or R...Jump to post
Neither AA or DL are launching CLT-AMS, IMHO. In the L-US network, PHL-AMS was always the lowest performing year-round TATL route IIRC, and the flight was downguaged from a 762 to a 752 several times. US and now AA could have launched CLT-AMS several times if they had wanted to (especially when they...Jump to post
I’m confused why folks keep comparing this to UA’s service. UA didn’t and still does not offer a choice of starters in Y. The service originally was supposed to be “three course” with a cheese and crackers pass with the first beverage service, but the cheese and crackers has been eliminating in favo...Jump to post
I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! Wow, you're so wrong. There is still a mid flight snack and there is ...Jump to post
They trialed this about a year ago on their PDX-NRT flights. At the time of the trial, the starter was offered as an entirely separate course. Looks like they combined the starter and main course into one for the sake of time. Regardless of what one thinks of DL, this is impressive for a YCL service...Jump to post
Merger was officially announced on 24 May 2000, and was terminated in July 2001. One thing that people often forget is that US at the time had a respectable IAD operation as well, with a bunch of P2P Express and MetroJet flights. As of June 2000, they had 105 IAD flights (including Mainline, Express...Jump to post
I don't really understand B6's existence in CLT. I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see them drop CLT service period. CLT-JFK is profitable for B6, but the slots used for CLT-JFK would simply be more profitable utilized on another flight. I wouldn't be surprised to see B6 slowly shift away from sho...Jump to post
CLT-JFK is cut in favor of additional CLT-BOS frequencies. Edit: There could be more internal information that I just don't know about/I don't have all the facts, but what's with all the gripe about Joanna? I think its super cool that we finally have a woman basically in charge of the day-to-day op...Jump to post
CLT-JFK is cut in favor of additional CLT-BOS frequencies. Edit: There could be more internal information that I just don't know about/I don't have all the facts, but what's with all the gripe about Joanna? I think its super cool that we finally have a woman basically in charge of the day-to-day ope...Jump to post
In any case, the O&D market from Malaysia to US is virtually non existent due to Malaysian passport holders requiring a US visa. I wouldn't be surprised to see Malaysia become part of the VWP within the next 5-10 years or so. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=AMS%2C+BEY%2C+BAH%2C+EZE%2C+CPT%2C+CEB%2...Jump to post
I visited KUL for the first time this past March (flew Air Asia into KLIA2 and then connected to terminal 1 on KA) and the Terminal 1 Satellite hosting the international flights was an absolute ghost town in the middle of the afternoon. It was blatantly obvious that it was designed to support more t...Jump to post
I think they offer BOB.
I’ve noticed when looking at flights Domestically/Trans-Tasman on the USA website it states that food and drink are included on all flights when booking but then when you change it to the NZ/AU website, the seat/seat+bag/works fare show up.
Btw this is an amazing video with lots of great exterior and cockpit shots of Piedmont 767s and more. Did PI/US have any ovens in the Y galley? http://youtu.be/rCndegVzMxU?t=696 No. PI/US used warming trolleys to heat up Y meals. The meal trays were then re-stowed in the carts after the meal servic...Jump to post
I always liked the "USAir begins with you" jingle in the 1990s: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPE_p73CIBY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p28bgLkXcCA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MQOSIR7gJo I think the jingle was used only until the early 90s (1993 or so) when they stopped and began ...Jump to post
I kind of have mixed feelings about AS. Now that I live in DC, I have been flying AS somewhat frequently. I've flown them to SFO twice this year (once ex DCA another ex BWI), once to SBA, and I'm flying them to YVR next month and to PSP in October. I have to say for the most part the staff I have en...Jump to post
I know US wanted to use 2L for boarding when they first received the plane back in 2001, but determined it wasn’t safely possible due to the placement of the engine. I think L-AA wanted to do the same but came to a similar conclusion. US also had A321 decals placed at both doors 1L and 2L to remind ...Jump to post
I don't doubt that there is a pressing case for LKL to get commercial service to either ATL or CLT, but I personally feel that there are simply more important cities to serve in FL than LKL. Naples, Marathon, and Vero Beach all come to mind. Runway issues might be an issue at all those airports, but...Jump to post
I'm really just not impressed by this "battle for the soul" kind of rhetoric. It always seems to be wielded by people fantasizing about the luxuriousness of an imaginary standalone AA. Yes and no. AA was a full service carrier, despite doing a pretty piss poor job of it, resulting in bank...Jump to post
Anyone want to take a crack at that rumor? If it doesn't mean Amazon (which someone had suggested) I am stumped. I usually take "A through Z" to mean "to include everything".
Can someone say definitively if the B/E Aerospace Meridian Economy Seat’s modular upper back shells can be changed out to accommodate IFE screens (Delta style wireless tablets)? I don't see why not. Other airlines have the Meridian seat equipped with PTV screens. B6 selected the Meridian model for ...Jump to post
It's pretty interesting to me that relatively recently UA had a robust Middle East network. I know IAD-KWI and DXB were both nonstop, and then each flight continued onto BAH and DOH at one point.Jump to post
I think that maybe AA has realized that their margins (and profits) are suffering because they thought the consumer wo uld fly them and pay whatever no matter what their product was. DL offers a better experience product both soft and hard and it shows in the profits. Even AS gives out tablets whil...Jump to post
I think the difference between AA and UA is that pre-merger as part of the transformation to becoming the "new American", AA committed that all new planes would come equipped with PTVs, only for the Parker team to cancel those plans. IIRC the commitment to seatback video was pretty well ad...Jump to post
I flew SBA-DFW-BWI the other day on AA (L-AA A319 and 738) and both planes had PTVs. The "streaming revolution" that DP & Co claim is occurring couldn't have been more false on those two flights. When I got up to use the lav, almost everyone was using the seatback screen, rather than j...Jump to post
I was just talking about the possibility of AA trying service to EGE from CLT/PHL. US lasted longer on the CLT-EGE route than PHL-EGE, so it's interesting to see PHL come back first... I find the launch of PHL-EGE interesting, given that AA opted to start MTJ from CLT over PHL. That said, I can’t s...Jump to post
US formerly did both PHL-EGE and CLT-EGE years ago.
CLT never had service to Grenada. US did PHL-Grenada but then a hurricane hit and they never returned.
I don't think UA ever did HKG-SIN on a 738. It was always either a 744 or 777 as a tag on from ORD-HKG. UA did however fly HKG-SGN on a Micronesia 738. The flight started off as a 744 and then switched after the merger. UA also discontinued HKG-NRT and then brought the route back with a 738 for a fe...Jump to post
I doubt the second incarnation ever made money; you can't blame it on 9-11 or Smisek (UA's position in SEA began declining many, many years before he took the helm of the company, as it built of SFO). Reality is, SEA wasn't a large enough market to support the level of competition, and NW's relatio...Jump to post
I’ve never flown the MD80 or MD90, only the 717, so I cannot speak as to whether this applies to the MD80/90 or only the 717. But on every flight of the 717 I have been on, I have always felt extremely uncomfortable during descent...I can almost describe it as a sensation that the plane is flying in...Jump to post
I believe the program was officially retired years ago, but supposedly it still exists on the passenger manifest and in the reservation system as FC. I believe there was also a Flying Orchid program as well designated for women only. IIRC the program came with a Crown Room membership but that’s abou...Jump to post
IIRC, AF and SR used to serve PHL at one point.Jump to post
Wasn’t there a period where CO announced a major expansion at CLE? I think it was around 2006-2008. The first phase was to be new RJ flights and then the second phase was going to be a shift in RJ to mainline aircraft. I know serveral cities had mainline CO CLE flights at this time for a very short ...Jump to post
Yes. I was scheduled to fly KA 732 on 15 March but when I got to the gate the aircraft was a CX A333 in the old config (very small J cabin of only a couple or so rows, with old fixed-YCL seats). The captain and ISM referred to our flight as "Cathay Dragon service operated by Cathay Pacific Airw...Jump to post
First of all I am going to repeat what has been said and say it's silly to be discussing this when the flight has only operated 5 times. It's also silly to be going off of a seat map. However, I highly doubt that CLT-MUC can support two carriers. IAD-MUC barely supports two carriers (I believe that ...Jump to post
IIRC, CX used to offer a city-check in location that closed when the APE stations opened after switching from Kai Tak to Chep Lap Kok. As indicated above, the APE is quite expensive. Most people I know take the MTR to Tung Chung and then take a bus from Tung Chung or just take a bus all together. Wh...Jump to post
I understand that US-Philippines is mostly VFR Balikbayan traffic, but is that necessarily the case from the Asian POS?
I understand that SQ offers a F cabin on some of their MNL flights, and CX hasn’t yet moved MNL service to the lower-cost KA network, as they have with KUL.
Would there be room to theoretically consolidate the entire UA operation onto the current A/B/Z gates? Some parts of the concourse always seem to be dead to me. Considering that UA is constructing a Polaris lounge in the "temporary" C/D concourse, they are going to be temporarily used for ...Jump to post
That's interesting. Going off other posters in this forum you would have thought that it would have been NRT-MIA, PVG-MIA, PEK-MIA, ICN-MIA. I wouldn't be surprised to see SQ at either BOS or IAD one day, IMHO. I could see them trying BOS-TPE-SIN or IAD-TPE-SIN, as both BOS and IAD lack TPE service ...Jump to post
SQ is about to start SEA-SIN.Jump to post