I know this is a matter of opinion, but do y’all think we have already hit the bottom already in terms of the aviation industry and the coronavirus? Really depends on stopping the spread of the virus. If we have a second wave it may not be the bottom. The 600 lb. gorilla in the room. Areas where pe...Jump to post
I am hopeful as well but the gorilla in the room is the possibility that the Covid-19 will shoot up again as more people start interacting. Then sadly, we would go back to square 1. Time will tell.Jump to post
A small distraction from everything that's going on but PVD posted January passenger numbers: https://www.pvdairport.com/documents/passenger-numbers/2020/PassengerStatsJanuary2020.pdf Combined numbers for AA, DL and UA: AA up 1% (69,962 vs 69,333), DL up 2.7% (30,803 vs 29,987) and UA up 8.7% (17,9...Jump to post
RL757PVD wrote:I wonder if this will give them the excuse/out they have been looking for to axe ORH
We can assume that some senior pilots were planning or slated to retire when the aircraft type they are working goes out to pasture. Some AA 763 flight officers or crews who fly DL MD88, 90s as two examples may be ending their careers when the aircraft gets pulled off the line. What will happen to ...Jump to post
We can assume that some senior pilots were planning or slated to retire when the aircraft type they are working goes out to pasture. Some AA 763 flight officers or crews who fly DL MD88, 90s as two examples may be ending their careers when the aircraft gets pulled off the line. What will happen to t...Jump to post
HVN next in line. "1. Executive Director’s Report. Allegiant Airlines has expressed enthusiastic interest in operating out of Tweed. The airline participated in a call with the governor’s administration and are willing to begin service prior to the runway being lengthened." http://flytwee...Jump to post
mjgbtv wrote:Fex180 wrote:This may be a bit "out there" but I'm wondering what effect this very mild New England winter will have on loads for F9 and G4 flights from New England to Florida.
Boston has a number of commercial ready airports within an hours drive that are under utilized. Perhaps they should be expanded rather than build a new airport PVD can accommodate a big Southern slice of the BOS marketing pie. Right off the interstate and It's own railroad station. CAT III, customs...Jump to post
Anyone know when WN axed PVD's early morning BWI departure for the month of March? I was skimming their spring schedules and noticed it's missing weekdays through the first week of April. I'm guessing it's part of the ongoing MAX-related cuts as I certainly don't recall the March schedule being loa...Jump to post
Your title is odd and confusing. Seems like you're talking about airport physicality, rather than market demand. Yes, exactly. At first I thought the post was about airport marketing areas that can consistantly supply good loads for MD-80, 73G A319- 20s size aircraft that may just under the bar whe...Jump to post
Write-up on some WN numbers from the WN network thread: https://www.anna.aero/2020/01/27/southwest-airlines-top-airports-by-the-numbers/ MHT and PVD combined owned four of the top five connecting routes through MDW over the time period the article cited, with both airports flowing traffic out to LA...Jump to post
The Eastern Whisperjet trademark may have fallen into disuse and now be open for general use. It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training. It's likely a former Eastern pilot just reminiscing. Who is going to deliver the cease and de...Jump to post
How about the DC-10sJump to post
Honestly, wanna getaway on WN is basically basic economy (no pun intended)... you’re last to board, don’t have a seat assignment, and will likely be separated from the other members of your party. Currently, the only difference between basic economy on the legacies and WN is the baggage fees. In sh...Jump to post
As others have mentioned, there simply isn't the mass needed to sustain significant (i.e., non-leisure) international service. The list of carriers who have tried and failed is lengthy. So, we, the taxpayers of MD will continue to subsidize the BA service to satiate the inflated egos of the Baltimo...Jump to post
Flew LN-RPG earlier this month on ARN-CPH. It's a fun and great little aircraft. The sheer amount of power in those things is incredible. It's sad to see them go, especially for an avgeek and because they've been a true workhorse for SAS. Reminds me of a previous SAS hot rod, years ago, the DC9-20,...Jump to post
There is really nothing wrong with the A340 nor derivatives except for the fact that the USA passed the ETOPS rules which made 3 and 4 engine airplanes clearly obsolete from a cost and operational standpoint and crashed their resale. I would bet they might still be useful in charter work or even fr...Jump to post
In that case, is the paving of the safety areas really necessary to attract additional service? SNA is 5700' and obviously sees a wide array of commercial service; EYW is 5000' and while that presents challenges, carriers have found the right aircraft to make it work. I've never been all that convin...Jump to post
What does this accomplish exactly, what was the reason given? This only really effects Miami, but seems like an unnecessary loss of revenue for American carriers. If this "administration" wants to isolate Cuba, then why not Havana as well? Obama started those activities, and well,we can't...Jump to post
If the MAX issue drags on too long with no resolution, WN will be tripping over their "corporate sausage"Jump to post
Theres a lot of routes that Delta is missing out on out of Minneapolis. I wonder why they don't do Portland Maine, Providence, Burlington, White Plains, Elmira, Harrisburg, Greenville, Greensboro, Birmingham, Sarasota and Myrtle Beach. They would do well on all of these routes. Why did Delta have t...Jump to post
B6's June numbers at PWM don't look great. If they have a lackluster summer, and in combination with CapeAir BOS service, I wouldn't be surprised if they end at PWM entirely. Frontier starts new cities off with a bang, throws in a bunch of flights, and after the honeymoon period begins to stumble. ...Jump to post
So you’re just gonna skip the fact that the 737NG was brand new at the time Boeing inherited the MD-90 and was also by and large the better aircraft? It was passe by then. Like an earlier poster said, the wing was old technology and held the 90 back as far as range, payload and service ceiling go. ...Jump to post
Some of us need to look at a map. "The Bahamas" include many islands spread over a huge distance. As Dorian was rather compact, not everywhere in the Bahamas took the beating that Abaco or even Grand Bahama Island received. Nassau was not trashed nor was Eluthera Andros or Great Exuma.Jump to post
Just because people have been talking about runway legnth... look at OGG. Their main runway is 6,995ft. long. This year they will have or have had flights on the following types of planes all to mainland as far as DFW: 772, 77W, 333, 789... it's amazing that that can even happen... blows my mind th...Jump to post
With the addition of the 8 new routes announced today I was thinking of what more Allegiant could do on Florida's west coast. They have the west coast pretty well covered. That was until I realized Naples still has an airport. Allegiant is using PGD to the north to avoid RSW but what about Naples t...Jump to post
I don't think it need to be profitable. They Dropped the ball years ago and need to keep a certain amount of presences for there network. DL and B6 were in always in the position there in now. Chances and a plan are what's needed. There also squandering away US's LGA position. Somebody with a new vi...Jump to post
Scarebus34 wrote:Frontiers operational reliability and customer service is already lacking... my thoughts go out to anyone flying F9 in/out of EWR. The ATC delays alone are going to cause quite the problems for them I think.
Portlander wrote:^ Wow, that's a 3700 mile flight to Frankfort. I'll never complain about runway length again!
PVD757 wrote:PVD took in AA 1489 CLT-EWR.
Again, surprised at how few we got so far today.
MDW has a maximum weight bearing capacity for double tandem bogies at 250k. Might not be as limiting as one might think at first glance; that's still enough to accommodate a 788 at MTOW (which it wouldn't be at) for a hop over the Atlantic. Length also isn't as much of a problem as might initially ...Jump to post
Hi, Wondering what airlines still operate planes in regular passenger service that are 30+ years old. AA and DL have some 320's that are approaching 30 too (from HP--> US--> AA) (NW--> DL). But it seems the US carriers are dumping them right before they turn 30, unlike AC and LH who are hanging on ...Jump to post
[quote="RL757PVD"]They ran ops with the regular 738 for months so they can do it, probably just weren’t ready to. I did BGO and back which was much a few hundred miles further with the regular 800[/quote
It looks as though that is how PVD DUB will be handled starting in a couple of days.
Latest Regional adjustments from the OAG thread (copyright to Enilria of course for doing all the work). As he points out, the ORH-PHL reduction is curious down to less than daily, especially in June. But all cuts here sadly, unless up-gauges have taken place to balance them out. AA BDL-LAX JUN 1.0...Jump to post
Looks like WN isn't doing Saturday PWM-MCO this year, which makes sense given the overabundance of Florida seats on F9. They have added a 5th daily frequency on PWM-BWI for parts of this summer. And maintain 4x daily to BWI well into late fall. I'm still curious as to why they haven't tried a daily...Jump to post
[/quote] It was simply arrogance. Airbus laughed at Boeing, a company with far more experience building aircraft and a lot more historical data, and proceeded to build an aircraft that wasn't needed in anywhere near the numbers they predicted. What's worse is that Boeing made the correct predictions...Jump to post
These threads are just all so sad. There are now 5+ threads open and more opening every few hours to mostly $hit on Airbus. Is all this really necessary? And very little facts are presented along the way. Mostly personal opinions, and in many cases provable falsehoods (some clearly intentional). It...Jump to post
I asked the Air Force pilot who flew the plane in several years ago, he mentioned that the plane was empty and had to basically come in on low fuel. It used the full length of the runway. Another example of short runways for big planes, several years ago..Air Force One landed at PVD before the runw...Jump to post
RobertS975 wrote:For some reason, the Patriots B767 does not ever show up on flightaware.com.
WN could add PVD-STL nonstop service since (a) STL is one of the top destinations traveled to from PVD that isn't currently served nonstop from PVD, (b) WN would be able to connect passengers to other destinations west of the Mississippi from PVD through STL if WN adds PVD-STL nonstop service, (c) ...Jump to post