SY maybe, although they are private so don't release financials. Their CEO said they are building cash. I'm sure the Amazon flying is propping up their pax service though.
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Just barely making it is not a plan.. Understand but this one looks like it does not have winglets and if it did perhaps another 100 plus nm could be achieved. Medivac Learjet 36a have 2800 nm range and I heard they do California to Hawaii runs sometimes A Lear 36 will barely (just barely and highl...Jump to post
I honestly believe NK and G4 are in better shape than F9. All of F9's fleet is leased...G4's fleet is more than 90 percent owned (most secondhand and uneucumbered) with other real property in the fold as well, and NK's fleet is 67 percent owned. NK and G4 can get loans against unencumbered assets, ...Jump to post
In the case of Delta, they don't really have a choice at the moment. In order to receive the CARES act funds they have to maintain minimum service levels. In general though, sometimes it is better to bring in some revenue than nothing. Let's use nice round numbers for this example. Let's say my cost...Jump to post
Looks amazing, beautiful. Looking at the photos - Can I ask though, why American carriers don’t use automated bag drops? They seem to have an odd two step process of checkin looks then head to a counter with an agent? Would be a labour saving not to mention normal in a state of the art terminal Spi...Jump to post
Pass travel is great. I nonreved every weekend for awhile. You have to be flexible, with both dates and destinations. Also be willing to just go to the airport and see if you get on. I know many of my coworkers will just look at loads and not even go to the airport. I've gotten on many flights that ...Jump to post
Just noticed today that Amazon had a small run of AKE containers manufactured back in March. Prior to this, they had been using all DQFs (a mix of AMZ-owned and leased cans from ACL Airshop) for belly loading. Will have to keep an eye out to see if they get more. Pretty sure the AKEs are for the af...Jump to post
All of it. There is no Amazon Air. Pretty sure Amazon owns (or leases) the majority of the aircraft though and then subleases them out to the carriers. Sure, they may own the airplanes or own the leases, but there is no Amazon Prime Air, as an airline You're absolutely right. Amazon does not have t...Jump to post
Remember also, that in most cases a single company runs all of the concessions for the entire airport. HMSHost is one common company that does this. So, as long as they can serve the required volume, they are being more efficient by only opening the stores/restaurants they need to meet demand. So, i...Jump to post
DiamondFlyer wrote:rjsampson wrote:Haven't a lot of the "Prime Air" flights actually been contracted out re-badged to other cargo carriers (e.g. Atlas Airlines)?
All of it. There is no Amazon Air.
Another airline going down before it gets off the ground. Wasn't the last airline in the United States to start up with a fleet of CRJ's Independence Air? Wasn’t a start up. They were Atlantic Coast Airlines before. When they lost the UA contract they changed their name and became a regular airline...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
SY's main SOC is at their HQ at MSP airport. They have a backup facility in Mendota Heights as well. I believe during COVID-19 they've actually been running both facilities with the SOC staff split between the two just in case the virus spreads through the staff at one location.Jump to post
DDR wrote:WN is not a LCC
SELMER40 wrote:There are three new High Balloons up today.showing on Flightradar24 and Flightaware. HBAL 111,170 & 176. Please and thank you, what is their purpose?.
Aviation is a risky business and trying to derisk it is often a good move, besides the market signal of pricing works just fine regardless of hedges because someone is still eating that lose or making the profit when an airline hedges its not all that different from insurance essentially. The funct...Jump to post
The Saudi aircraft were terrible at first, but they eventually worked themselves out.
218NV was always my personal nemesis, "make a wish it leaves" we always said. Even on my last day working there I had a 4 hour mx delay because of that one.
The WaPo released an article 7 hours ago (!) on this very issue: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/scientists-think-they-know-ways-to-combat-viruses-on-airplanes-theyre-too-late-for-this-pandemic/2020/04/20/83279318-76ab-11ea-87da-77a8136c1a6d_story.html Plus here’s some addi...Jump to post
Wacker1000 wrote:A pressurized tube with recycled air - I have my doubts about the effectiveness of empty seats.
Just kind of curious, how does it work when you use a mostly outsourced frontline workforce? Do those vendor companies get paid for each flight worked or is it just a set amount for the contract? Having much a smaller payroll is probably a benefit in these times. Most ground handling contracts are ...Jump to post
SY was the first to do this, and it was at the request of the FAs to limit contact between passengers and crew.Jump to post
Might be a silly question, but would this be a quick and easy way for Breeze to obtain their operating certificate or has Neeleman done the startup thing enough times that they don't need the 'easy' route? The certificate started as Atlantic Coast Airlines which morphed into Independence Air and wa...Jump to post
Delta is set to cancel all fight in between MSP-AMS, MSP-CDG, and FI from MSP-KEF until I’m guessing around April because of the coronavirus. Does anyone know why MSP isn’t classified as one of the U.S airports that can allow flights from Europe to come in at this time? I know it might seem like a ...Jump to post
I think it's a perk that needs to be abolished. Employees need to fork up the cash like the rest of us. Them getting free or next to free traveling dilutes the experience. Then expect ticket prices to go up because employees will want to be paid more. The largest benefit of working for an airline i...Jump to post
stl07 wrote:So while this is great news, what happens to those who actually need one of these like a veteran
JAAlbert wrote:I'm surprised to hear allegations that the FAA rushed the approval, since it seemed to take Southwest years to get its Hawaii routes up and running!
Airlines should be given access to all medical history including mental health. Privacy laws have gone too far. When you are responsible for the welfare of the public then your privacy should not be a priority. That is not necessary in the US at least. We have designated medical examiners that issu...Jump to post
I would loved to see G4 offer more west coast services from PIE. TZ used to fly to LAX/LAS with thru service to Hawaii. Southeast Airlines, and Sunjet International flew to LAS from PIE, im not sure how successful they were, given not many people ever heard of those airlines before. G4 did PIE/IWA ...Jump to post
Is there such a thing as self-serve deicing with glycol? I did several google searches and came up with nothing. Yes, but it is generally carried in the aircraft itself. Think of something like a pump garden sprayer. It works ok on light frost, but wouldn't do much for the snow like they had to dea...Jump to post
Everything gets reshuffled. They might have a spare at SFO that can pickup the remainder of the planned flights for the day or they might have to swap around several flights onto aircraft that had longer turns scheduled. Just depends on what is available that day and how SOC/OCC staff can work it ou...Jump to post
I always wondered why Gordon Bethune hated the MD-80 so much. He retired them very early at Continental while older 733s were allowed to stay. How many of the ex-Continental MD-80s are still flying today? Is Bethune simply biased towards Boeing? He came to CO from Boeing. So I imagine he had connec...Jump to post
Maybe Allegiant? In the Allegiant thread someone said an internal memo announced that G4 was picking up an additional 12 Airbuses. G4 favors the A320 and will usually only take the A319 if it is a great deal. I cannot imagine these are a good enough deal to make it worthwhile to add the A318 to the...Jump to post
I worked in ground handling for G4 when all we had were MD-80s and then slowly transitioned over to the Airbus. I left in December after the last MD-80 flight in November. I know they were unreliable at the end but they built the airline. The biggest issues on the ground were the APU unable to keep ...Jump to post
Totally depends, on the trip, the aircraft owner, the management company, if it is a charter or owner flight, the actual event, and I'm sure lots of other stuff. Generally, the crew is given a hotel room. Sometimes they also get a rental car, depending on the city and length of stay. If it is a supe...Jump to post
I've only had to share a room once, and that was in JAC on an unplanned overnight. Crew scheduled tried for over an hour to find rooms and finally was able to get us 2 rooms. Two pilots and myself in one room, the other 3 flight attendants in the other room. Otherwise, there was nothing within a 3 h...Jump to post
All AS 737s minus a few ancient 739 non-ERs have split scimitars and have had them since like 2015 Are you sure about that. At LAS I saw an AS 787 land (looked like an -800) in the older livery with no winglets at all and the cockpit eyebrows still there. Also, Sun Country has some raw 73G (no wing...Jump to post
They already run a decent amount of routes - opening the base is more about cost savings than it is announcing additional routes. How much cost savings would opening a new base be for them? Their flights are all out and backs, so this wouldn't save them hotel costs. They'll have to relocate mainten...Jump to post
USA/KJQF has a 100' wide runway with a few flights per day by G4. They also see airline charter flights in 737s occasionally.Jump to post
Looks like you need to start working in the FAA to change the certification requirements then if you want airlines to even begin to start thinking about something like this. If its a fixed table (for that flight), its clearly not a seat. The requirement linked earlier by JoseSalazar (recreated belo...Jump to post
Looks like another positive month for passenger traffic and YTD is up too. https://metroairports.org/sites/default/files/opreports/September%202019.xlsx Interesting how Sun Country and Southwest are joined together in the "other" category. Especially since they account for more passengers...Jump to post
Just take a shopping cart to Mojave and bring back some 737-300s. Btw, looking like in retrospect a terrible decision to mass retire the 737-300 a year ago. Except they can't, per the FAA. They can't have classics, NG's, and MAX's all in their fleets simultaneously...with pilots rated to all three....Jump to post
In the US this has been the norm for a long time. We're all subject drug/alchohol testing.Jump to post