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by enilria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss
Replies: 40
Views: 9916

Re: Qatar Airways Reports $632 Million Loss

The embargo isn't helping, but doesn't explain the magnitude of the loss. EK is barely profitable (basically break even) and far better run. Lightsaber I disagree. While QR’s financials are a matter of debate, I do believe the air blockade could easily cause that level of loss. Apart from the devia...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 79
Views: 9233

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

On a recent flight the agent said “passengers are allowed one carry on in the overhead bin and one smaller item that fits beneath your seat. This is not a Delta rule, but is required by the FAA.” Show me where it says in the FARs that two bags only and their placement of one in an overhead bin and ...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 79
Views: 9233

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

The pilots also frequently say “we can’t pull into our gate because the airport employees haven’t staffed the gate”. Those employees are Delta employees or subcontractors paid by Delta and the pilot knows they aren’t employees of the airport. They are Delta or contract employees... working at the a...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL explanation on checking carry on bags
Replies: 79
Views: 9233

Re: Laughable DL explanation on checking carry on bags

A passenger tweeted at Delta that they were forcing CUs to check carryon bags, even though there was ample open overhead space (according to the pics provided). DL’s response: “This usually occurs to support the weight and balance of the aircraft. If the weight of the aircraft in the cabin is too h...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: A220 GTF IFSD
Replies: 54
Views: 11311

Re: Potential that A220 is grounded following new engine issues ?

On Monday (16 September), HB-JCA, an A220-300 operating GVA-LHR suffered engines problems which led to the aircraft returning to GVA. Avharald has some basic information regarding the incident http://avherald.com/h?article=4cce7a9f&opt=0 One person on Avharald has commented Yet another case of ...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic: A Skyteam hub at LHR ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2677

Re: Virgin Atlantic expansion : a Skyteam hub at LHR ?

Whoops, I conflated again VS with VA, sorry. But I disagree the broader subject, the BIG PICTURE in the title's second half, is already discussed : 1. I suspect a concerted Skyteam wide effort into LHR , not just DL, but with AF-KLM next door, to make it a Skyteam HUB , one more after SEA, BOS, ICN...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/15/2019:F9 Adds MCI/GRB-MCO,CUN-IND;AA/AS/B6/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 24
Views: 7134

Re: OAG Changes 9/15/2019:F9 Adds MCI/GRB-MCO,CUN-IND;AA/AS/B6/DL/UA/WN

Thanks as always enilria. I can only guess that WN’s changes (save for EWR) are all MAX-related given they’re only for 1 month? If I were an airline with MAX ops, I’d assume at this point that it will be the entire IATA winter season before they’re back. I posited last week that WN has three waves ...

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by enilria
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/15/2019:F9 Adds MCI/GRB-MCO,CUN-IND;AA/AS/B6/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 24
Views: 7134

OAG Changes 9/15/2019:F9 Adds MCI/GRB-MCO,CUN-IND;AA/AS/B6/DL/UA/WN

FAQ AS OF JULY 2018 THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THIS REPORT...SEE BELOW WHAT IS THIS REPORT? This compares departures for sale THIS WEEK for the stated period versus what was for sale LAST WEEK...prior year departures are now shown in brackets e.g. [0]. THE SCHEDULES SHOWN HERE CHANGE AFTER Y...

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by enilria
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 80
Views: 12814

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

People (cough, cough.... pilots) need to open themselves to the idea that there are alternate ways to define successes within the scope of airline JVs. Many people forget that the USA is considered a mature air travel market. That's not to say that there will not be growth, but it is already except...

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by enilria
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 80
Views: 12814

Re: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent

It would be difficult for me to imagine a more disastrous business decision that this ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ one. DL is a fiscally conservative company that is focused on achieving a good ROI, so for them to join the conga line of airlines salivating to have their logo and livery on the A380 would have been inc...

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by enilria
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CASM numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 2771

Re: CASM numbers

I don't know where you acquired your analytical skills. Do please tell us, so people can avoid that and search for better. CASM is CASM, whether driven by employee wages, employee productivity, real estate costs, fuel burn and maintenance from old aircraft, or whatever. The OP didn't ask for route-...

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by enilria
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian cancels all Düsseldorf routes by the end of summer
Replies: 34
Views: 8086

Re: Norwegian cancels all Düsseldorf routes by the end of summer

According to Airlineroute, Norwegian is cancelling 4 routes out of DUS (Germany's 3rd busiest airport) this winter: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/286338/norwegian-w19-short-haul-network-changes-as-of-06sep19/ D8-operating service discontinued (or not returning) on/after 27OCT19:...

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by enilria
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CASM numbers
Replies: 27
Views: 2771

Re: CASM numbers

US Airlines' CASM is literally their operating cost divided by their ASM, or at least that is how they calculate it. Yes, but without context that's a totally useless number. For example, just because Frontier has a lower overall CASM than Spirit, doesn't mean they are outperforming them with regar...

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by enilria
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 80
Views: 12814

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

= If ICN was such a premier gateway, KE would have been in the black - and, so would OZ. Despite their economic success, ICN remains #2 to NRT to generate business demand, and premium leisure demand. True, KE has been a basket case of management, and DL will help here, but I don't think KE/DL can s...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Delta increases stake in Korean Air parent
Replies: 80
Views: 12814

Re: Delta Buys a 4.3% Stake in Korean Air

I think Delta here is trying to create its own empire by getting closer to many airlines in their JVs, !!! I wonder if the future of this industry will rely on such practice! those who don't belong to any groups wouldn't survive the competition! We are really seeing the formation of a new SkyTeam f...

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by enilria
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY adds MSN-LAS/MCO
Replies: 16
Views: 1467

Re: SY adds MSN-LAS/MCO

Sun Country adding to MSN Looks like both LAS/MCO start Dec 19 2x a week It's time for a getaway. We're thrilled to announce two new direct routes from Madison: Las Vegas and Orlando. https://twitter.com/SunCountryAir/status/1171439931828236292?s=20 Low frequency, but this basically replaces PVD.

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by enilria
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 16315

Re: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's

I believe the bilateral specifically excludes Tokyo for 5th Freedom now, perhaps Air Asia was fine with that. I find it hard to believe that NGO to the USA could be comparable to NRT, although I get the connectivity argument. Obviously the USA isn't the only opportunity for them from NGO, but it is...

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by enilria
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

Well, crap. I would have bet that DL, having declared SJC a “focus city”, would start nonstops on SJC-BOS. Perhaps not. Now I wonder what this LAS connectivity for western markets can do what their HUB at SLC can’t?? Connect to their JV partners, KLM+Virgin Atlantic+Korean+WestJet+AeroMexico who ha...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 165137

Re: Verge: WOW! Returning as US IAD-based US Airline

https://paxex.aero/2019/07/wow-air-redu ... -ballarin/
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MO11 wrote:
Do a search on the investor....it gets a little interesting.


“Michele Ballarin”

She has a real estate license. She is referred to by Iceland newspapers as an “arms dealer” and she was involved in a sketchy Somali airline.

https://paxex.aero/2019/07/wow-air-redu ... -ballarin/

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

We are saying the same thing. As I mentioned, it is similar to CUN & MCO. It's not like DL built up CUN service to serve the local market, as there are not hordes of people from the CUN area trying to get to places like CVG, IND, CMH, e.t.c. The question I saw posed was whether this is or will ...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 16315

Re: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's

What is the likelihood of them doing a NRT "hub" to the USA? My understanding is that they do not have 5th Freedom from NRT, just KIX and NGO. But with NRT now losing so much is that something that starts to make sense? Although there's also ZipAir out at NRT potentially. I don't think Ai...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 16315

Re: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's

Realistically, where would this number of A330 NEOs be going, in particular the USA? The 330 NEO can't make Thailand-mainland USA can it? There's been talk of Korea-Japan to mainland USA with Air Asia X. I assume that is still possible. The A330 Neos will replace the A333s - these will progressivel...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's
Replies: 94
Views: 16315

Re: Updated: Air Asia ordering 12 A330neo and 30 A321xlr instead of previously announced but not confirmed 34 A330neo's

AirAsia Group currently has six short haul subsidiaries and two long haul subsidiaries. Short Haul 1. AirAsia Malaysia 2. Thai AirAsia 3. AirAsia India 4. AirAsia Japan 5. Philippines AirAsia 6. Indonesia AirAsia Long Haul 1. AirAsia X Malaysia 2. Thai AirAsia X PT AirAsia Indonesia Extra which use...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

The CHA shuffle seems like part of continuing strategy shift to make IAD east coast hub. CHA is nearly equidistant between IAD and ORD. This will free up more connection shifts from EWR to IAD like... DAY. Must not have had enough O&D for NYC to justify this route on its own. Actually, a bit su...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 31494

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Surely if Norwegian have moved their flight to MIA, this would mean that BA have more chance of making FLL work as they are now the only option for people flying from LON (all of Europe in fact) to FLL? It was never intended to “work”. It was just there to damage Norwegian financially which it achi...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

*UA CHA-IAD DEC 1.6>0.2[1.6] JAN 1.8>0[1.7] FEB 2>0[1.9] MAR 2>0[2] APR 2>0[2] MAY 2>0[2] JUN 2>0[2] UA CHA-ORD DEC 3>4[3] JAN 3>4[3] FEB 2>3[3] MAR 3>4[3] APR 3>4[3] MAY 3>4[1.9] JUN 3>4[1.9] *UA DAY-EWR APR 1.0>0[1.0] MAY 1.0>0[1.0] JUN 1.0>0[1.0] UA DAY-IAD APR 2>3[2.0] MAY 2>3[2] JUN 2>3[1.9] *...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

A little confused on what tphuang's point is DL is quite content with having large p2p operations in leisure markets with heavy competition, MCO, CUN, and HNL come to mind. It isn't hard to see LAS replicating that model for DL But, saying DL doesn't want to get involved in LAS is ignoring the obvi...

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by enilria
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

SY is not definitely returning to PVD. The last sentence would have been "SY said it plans to resume flights in Summer 2020" if they were sure they are returning. That is ominously vague. The RIAC said passengers who have booked upcoming flights after Oct. 28 will be contacted regarding re...

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by enilria
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

Ultimately, though, I don't see how the inclusion or exclusion of "*" matters at all for any route - no two people will ever universally agree on what is interesting and enilria is marking what he finds interesting, not what he we thinks everyone else will definitely find interesting. Pre...

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by enilria
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

Why the * for ISN-MSP? Just switching to new airport (XWA) like UA last week. Nothing interesting about that. Perhaps someone missed last week's discussion on this new code? Well the same people that saw last week are probably same ones always looking at this, so I am sure they saw the various XWA ...

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by enilria
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

sprxUSA wrote:
Why the * for ISN-MSP? Just switching to new airport (XWA) like UA last week. Nothing interesting about that.

Switching airports isn’t a big deal? I’d say it is a huge deal.

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by enilria
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

BlatantEcho wrote:
PDX-LAS on Delta. That’s pretty strange.

Non hub route. And isn’t sun country starting this?
Wonder where that came from.

Same thought. I guess FFP burn destination needed to build loyalty.

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by enilria
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

Re: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

[twoid][/twoid] WS PHX-YQR NOV 0.3>0.0[0.4] DEC 0.4>0[0.5] WS PHX-YWG NOV 0.3>0.1[0.6] DEC 0.3>0[0.5] WS PHX-YXE NOV 0.3>0.0[0.4] DEC 0.4>0[0.4] WS PHX-YYZ NOV 0.4>0.1[0.6] DEC 0.4>0[0.5] Thanks for the weekly update, this is very odd all these route are flying from October 27 - November 3rd than cu...

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by enilria
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD
Replies: 114
Views: 14322

OAG Changes 9/8/2019:DL Adds PDX-LAS,SEA-BZN, Shifts NRT to HND;SY Exits PVD;UA Ends CHA-IAD,EWR-DAY/YOW,EGE-IAD

FAQ AS OF JULY 2018 THERE ARE CHANGES TO THE FORMAT OF THIS REPORT...SEE BELOW WHAT IS THIS REPORT? This compares departures for sale THIS WEEK for the stated period versus what was for sale LAST WEEK...prior year departures are now shown in brackets e.g. [0]. THE SCHEDULES SHOWN HERE CHANGE AFTER Y...

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by enilria
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?
Replies: 70
Views: 8808

Re: Could an unpressurised passenger jet ever become competitive?

IMHO such a plane could only have benefits in extremely short routes like PHL-LGA or OAK-SFO. That’s a pretty small niche now.

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by enilria
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service
Replies: 142
Views: 31494

Re: British Airways cancels Fort Lauderdale service

Surely if Norwegian have moved their flight to MIA, this would mean that BA have more chance of making FLL work as they are now the only option for people flying from LON (all of Europe in fact) to FLL? It was never intended to “work”. It was just there to damage Norwegian financially which it achi...

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by enilria
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

First, I'm interested where you see Norwegian's connect traffic rate. Norwegian Chief Commercial Officer Thomas Ramdahl said: “We already see a large number of passengers making connections between Norwegian’s own long-haul and short-haul networks." I would put that in the same category as DL ...

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by enilria
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

But I think once B6 gets into TATL, you will see some level of shakeup in the TATL market. You can do low cost long haul, but it's important to keep it as a natural extension of your network rather than routes out of blue. Both A321XLR and A220 are going to allow for LCCs to get into the TATL game....

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by enilria
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air Ongoing Developments Discussion Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 165137

Re: WOW Ceases Operations

As long as I can bring my service hippo on the plane I will fly them.

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by enilria
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

There is one thing that very few people on a.net seem to understand about LCCs. If you are a legacy your business model is to charge local passengers as much as possible because you have the only non-stop and they fill up 30-50% of the plane (e.g. local fare $1400 rt transatlantic). The connect tra...

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by enilria
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

There is one thing that very few people on a.net seem to understand about LCCs. If you are a legacy your business model is to charge local passengers as much as possible because you have the only non-stop and they fill up 30-50% of the plane (e.g. local fare $1400 rt transatlantic). The connect tra...

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by enilria
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

The concept of a credit card holdback is well established. Arguably it is not their money until they provide the service paid for. In other industries it is common to not bill the credit card till the product ships for example. The holdback only applies to services not yet rendered, but airlines se...

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by enilria
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Something that the Norwegian fans/supporters have been able/willing to answer: How are LCCs able to sufficiently reduce their cost structure viz-a-viz legacy carriers on long haul routes? There is one thing that very few people on a.net seem to understand about LCCs. If you are a legacy your busine...

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by enilria
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

So the funds quarantined by credit card companies would more than cover their upcoming debt payments? If so then that pretty much explains this latest attempt to restructure their debt. They were almost certainly relying on short-term cash flow to finance their debts. No doubt they saw their holdba...

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by enilria
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

No one is trying to suffocate FI off in Kansas City. MCI is a market weak enough so that there is not much interest in it, but that also means they are likely struggling. CLE is similar and is suspended. If there is a hint of success like in PIT or AUS the legacies will show up to suffocate the mar...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Wrong (again). You know full well just as everyone else knows that Norwegian was in trouble long before the first LEVEL flight ever took to the skies. And Norwegian would be in trouble today even without the 737 MAX grounding. I don't know that. Provide any proof they were "in trouble" pr...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

Didn't BA's flights from LGW to FLL and OAK have an impact too, as well as BA re-launching LGW-JFK and LGW-LAS? Sure, plus DL is now adding LGW next year too. This airline isn't dying because its business model is poor, it is dying because the legacy alliances led by IAG ganged up to suffocate it t...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW/ORD
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Re: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW

Wow - not sure if anyone else saw (I didn't see it mentioned in this thread), but Enilria and his forum was referenced in an article on The Points Guy this week: https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-cuts-operations-jfk/ The article discusses AA's cuts at JFK this winter. I know people of...

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by enilria
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Norwegian offers bondholders security (LGW slots) in exchange for amended bond maturities
Replies: 138
Views: 4540

Re: Norwegian Air Fights for Survival

IAG created Level just to drive Norwegian out of business. If it weren’t for Level and the MAX debacle, Norwegian would be doing fine. IAG’s strategy for shafting Norwegian has worked. The end result will be a further increase in the 80%+ market domination of the 2 ATI JVs. Congrats. Wrong (again)....

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by enilria
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW/ORD
Replies: 125
Views: 16577

Re: OAG Changes 9/1/2019:AS Massive Changes, Drops SAN-ABQ/ELP/MCI/MSP/OMA/STL,SFO-ABQ/MCI,LAXPHL,BURSJC;AA Adds FAI-DFW

Wow - not sure if anyone else saw (I didn't see it mentioned in this thread), but Enilria and his forum was referenced in an article on The Points Guy this week: https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-cuts-operations-jfk/ The article discusses AA's cuts at JFK this winter. I know people of...

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