Hawaiian is going to come out of this a new business. And, smaller, like all the other airlines. Hawai'i is being VERY serious about covid and the locals do NOT want anyone that's haole around. Facebook is full of pictures of tourists out and about, quarantine breakers, etc. Talks of putting tracki...Jump to post
One thing that can increase yields is to make the JFK and BOS flights connect with the SYD, BNE and AKL flights. New York to Sydney is really expensive even in J Pre-Corona. Right now only the West Coast flights connect with the Oceania flights. Have JFK & BOS ever been timed to connect to BNL/...Jump to post
He said that 15 years ago also, and he was wrong then. The trouble is this. When the business pushes you against a wall, a 50 seater is actually kind of nice to keep your network alive for your highest revenue passengers. You lose the least money with a 50 seater. COVID is surely this type of situa...Jump to post
It was probably this Cessna related AD that affected twins
https://www.aopa.org/advocacy/advocacy- ... g-spar-ads
I recall it being news because of Cape Air's C402 fleet, mostly, when I was living in MA
I find it hard to understand why it is right to continue to subsidize high paid airline employees to do little or nothing when there are many people who are in far more desperate condition and need relief. Which is not to say that I take joy in the prospect of airline employees losing their jobs, b...Jump to post
Sad. Is there any indication of what may have caused it? (with the obvious caveat that the NTSB has not done their work yet and this is speculation) some other aviation blogs have mentioned density altitude and a potentially heavy aircraft...it would have a been high DA in that location, on that da...Jump to post
Southwest gets a lot of publicity because they didn’t have to “furlough” any employees, but in the end, they had to reduce their workforce just like other airlines. Therefore, a lot of Southwest employees will no longer have jobs just like a lot of DL/AA/UA employees will not have any jobs. I would...Jump to post
I wonder how demand in and out of BOS will change with the new measures on the quarantine for out of state travelers. For these to work, some form of authority needs to meet each and every flight (like Hawaii) and document everything for each person (like Hawaii). That doesn't seem likely to be the...Jump to post
I do not want to start a discussion were the virus came from ect- but What about opening up flights from China to get tourists (or Europe but that is a longer shot) as they have low numbers. Sorry what? You want to open up flights between China and Hawaii? You think you can trust any authority in C...Jump to post
In the US currently, four airlines have policies to block middle seats and impose seating capacity limits: Delta, Southwest, JetBlue and Alaska. you can add Hawaiian to that list as well...no one really knows about it because of their size, but still counts https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/rel...Jump to post
Regarding LGB, I think WN could reasonably run an operation of ~25x daily flights from there (SMF, OAK/SFO/SJC, LAS, PHX, DEN, maybe HNL or OGG). Breeze does seem like a possibility given their intent to operate from secondary airports. And this is probably unlikely, but to me G4 seems like a bette...Jump to post
HA is restarting LGB mid August with regular 1x daily service to HNL. LGB is a secondary airport and HAL being an airline that flies mostly to primary airports had other priorities. LAX will do for now until mid August. No they are most certainly not coming back to LGB in mid-August... Is HA return...Jump to post
I agree that assumptions that HA will leave LGB because B6 is leaving are unfounded. If Hawaiian were relying on JetBlue connections then I would agree, but HA’s schedule didn’t allow for all that many. HA’s multiple daily LAX flights work much better for that. One thing that stands out is that Haw...Jump to post
WN will most likely apply for all 17 slots. If awarded I see. Increase SMF +1 4>5 SJC +1 4>5 PHX +2 3>5 LAS 4 daily DEN 2 daily BWI 1 daily MDW 2 daily HNL 1 daily OGG 1 daily KOA 1 daily HOU 1 daily Flyguy Seems a bit optimistic for LGB in the short term honestly. On the other hand: Everyone who's...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
From the LGB Airport Instagram page (and maybe its on Facebook too...) Statement from Long Beach Airport Director Cynthia Guidry on today's @jetblue announcement: “We will always be grateful for the investment JetBlue made in our community and the tremendous service they offered our passengers. We u...Jump to post
HNLSLCPDX wrote:I think adding more places from LAX such as ATL, Hawaii, TPA, BNA, PVR, and SJD could definitely help though.
Anyone who's seen the DieHard movies know's what happened to N471EV - Bruce Willis had a fight on the wing and set it on fire. Or was that N474EV? :-) https://youtu.be/OXIcaOzFVeQ I believe the plane used in Die Hard 2 was N473EV. That frame was scrapped. It was definitely "scrapped" in t...Jump to post
Understand the nervousness 100%. Take some time with your instructor to get comfortable and take an extra lesson or two at night if you so desire. Practice with them some things like landing with no nose light, and going to smaller less lit fields. Doing the weird stuff with an experienced body nex...Jump to post
WN to Hawaii from LGB makes ZERO sense when LAX is up the street; that's the EASIEST airport for them to do Hawaii from and they didn't plan on doing it pre-pandemic so you can pretty much count that out now
Why people think LGB is some kind of gold mine is beyond me, and most others here
dfwking wrote:The article doesn’t say a word about a narrow body. The COO just said a smaller aircraft type. Even the A330neo falls into this category...
Nothing new here.
cathay747 wrote:azjubilee wrote:These flights are not for currency.
You say that with remarkable assuredness, as if you have inside info. Care to elaborate?
UA has been flying LAX-GUM-LAX and SFO-GUM-SFO for at least a month now or so. Cargo flights...mostly military related as I understand itJump to post
The used market. It would be worse for Airbus and Boeing if airlines like QR started unloading their fleets onto the used market. Values would fall like a brick. How would that benefit Qatar? It doesn't resolve the contract problem and it doesn't win the case for them in court. Should they then reb...Jump to post
My parents are scheduled to fly BOS-LIS-BOS toward the end of August on TP. Oddly, their flights are still showing "as booked" on the itinerary (A330neo 620p departure or something similar to what it used to be) but if you try to book the same flight on their website, its now an A321neo de...Jump to post
There may have been two flight crews onboard for destinations that have mandatory 14 day quarantines. At least one airline I'm familiar with are flying to and from Hawaii with two full and complete flight crews and flight attendants to and from the lower 48 states. One crew does the flight to Hawai...Jump to post
Updated today: Hand sanitizer will be provided in snack bags on flights 900-2199 miles. Served with drinks on flights over 2200 miles. On trays on flights with trayed service. So what about flights less than 900 miles? Don't understand why all flights cannot hand out sanitizers. You didn’t hear? Ap...Jump to post
São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro started this week with 3 and 2 weekly flights. before south America, TP should start to shuttle scandinavian tourists (except swedish still trying to get autoimmune) and later germans to own houses in south portugal, before Easyjet and FR will do the same. I wonder if D...Jump to post
The plan must be to retire the 7 A330-200 and keep both the 19 (+2 orders) A330neo’s and all the A321neoLR and respective orders for long haul. For medium/ short haul, we may see a big part of the A320 CEO family going away, only keeping NEO aircrafts and respective orders. Basically it’s speeding ...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:FWIW, my experience working with former PIA pilots has been extremely positive. This subject has already gone of the rails over on PPrune, so if we can wait to see what has happened without all the negative comments I think we might be bettor for the experience.
Definitely a few dents on the leading edge of the horizontal stab from what I can tell...surprised they didn't feel it, at leastJump to post
Assume the Croydon airport no longer exists? Did a quick google map search and see something that appears to have been its existence, but I yield here to the expertsJump to post
16 April 2019 Wings and horizontal stabilizer clipped: being prepared to be sunk in the Gulf of Aqaba
26 August 2019 Sunk near Aqaba, in the Red Sea; to become an artificial reef; wings re-attached
Had no idea!
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-0 ... 340478.htm
with a pic
I think some of us are getting ahead of ourselves here. What makes people think that if there's a recovery only JetBlue will be in a position to do anything? They, like all the other airlines, are going to have less planes, less people and less money when this pandemic is over. I don't think that p...Jump to post
I forget airlines never do anything wrong crowd is out . They are not following their own safety guidelines United is flying tons of empty flights everyday. Surely they could have swapped something here to a larger plane to offer more spacing in these times. Or called the people to offer a differen...Jump to post