So for 20+ years some people have been saying a pandemic is coming, so airlines should have been better prepared? Which means they should have sat on 10's of Billions in cash for the last 20+ years for when the "predicted" pandemic hit? Yes, they should have been more prepared, especially...Jump to post
No one could have predicted a Global Pandemic. Complete nonsense!!! I really wish people would stop saying that. Virologists, epidemiologists, biologists, and various research institutions have been predicting this for the past two decades at least. The truth is the airlines had poor business conti...Jump to post
They tried this before with Deutsche BA and failed. So I doubt they will try it again. Deutsche BA was just a feeder airline back when BA stupidly believed all roads went through LHR. I would hope that IAG had better sense and created a real airline that flew to NA, Asia,.... nonstop from FRA and/o...Jump to post
I don't understand any IAG attempt to buy OS. Wouldn't the better strategic option be to buy Condor then rejig their leisure orientated routes/destinations and have an actual presence in the heart of Germany. IAG had a chance with AB but blew it. It seems they want to repeat that mistake.Jump to post
I thought I remember AA being involved with AR around that time. Am I mistaken?Jump to post
Here are some options: 2) Government can then put money in through buying slots from Virgin at LGW and LHR at 20% discount to the average price paid for slots at both airports during 2018/2019. The Government can then retain the slots and sell them on at a profit to compensate for lost interest whe...Jump to post
Breathe wrote:Air Serbia and Air Seychelles must be wondering if the curse will hit them next!
Not that important. Delta could essentially just replace all the USA-LHR with their flights and take the slots. Not much left of VS after that. What makes you think Branson (51% owner) would just let DL strip VS of its slot portfolio? Sorry but DL becomes a small player in LHR if VS collapses.Jump to post
It looks as though there's a real possibility that HA could lose its Australian and UK partners by the time this crisis is over. My question is what are HA's partner possibilities if that happens? HA seems to have burned any bridges with QF after they opposed the AA-QF JV. Qantas didn't want to code...Jump to post
a36001 wrote:AVENSAB727 wrote:Could this be return of "Ansett"?
Interesting if that happend. Who owns the Ansett name now?
It looks like Tigerair is done. https://simpleflying.com/virgin-australia-tigerair-pilots/ SQ had three goes at the Australian market through equity and failed dismally at all attempts. They're not the 'so called saviour' as some would think considering SQ's dismal investment record overall, and as ...Jump to post
This should be compare to WWII, where life would resume after a huge one-off disruption. So don't get me wrong. The disruption will be significant. Again, I am looking at a WWII scale disruption in terms of both economic and even potentially human toll. Humans, at least those in East Asia, North Am...Jump to post
Has anyone already mentioned this article about Richard Branson investing over 200 million pounds in Virgin? https://www.ft.com/content/4010625e-6c5a-11ea-89df-41bea055720b The problem is that the cash infusion will be split amongst the entire Virgin group and not VS entirely. I'm not sure if VA is...Jump to post
Here we go again with the map-readers and the usual "PHX is between LAX and DFW... it should be dehubbed" nonsense. Any of us who have actually lived in the PHX metro area, and witnessed the tremendous growth over the past 20 years knows that PHX won't be dehubbed. Maybe some routes are sc...Jump to post
I asked this in the Delta thread, but I think it was too early for any answers. What does this mean for UA in LAX and their expansion into T9? Will those plans be delayed, or abandoned? If they plan on a smaller operation post-Corona, how much of T7/T8 will go unused? What was the outcome of those r...Jump to post
But this codeshare agreement between PR and AA, that would also pave the way for the former, as the other forum suggest their long-awaiting entry into Oneworld. But I don't think it will impact NH that much, given that they own 9.5% of the Philippines' air flag carrier and won't lure them to join S...Jump to post
What will happen to Virgin Australia.... on some transpacific markets could create some opportunities for HAL, if they can capture these opportunities. Interesting situation. I wonder how much feed HA & VA exchange and SYD/BNE. Any demise of VA could cut that feed off and give QF an advantage o...Jump to post
- LA Area - I think they will consolidate around LAX. I'm probably optimistic here, but I think they will get all the gates they need at LAX (maybe 6 to 8 gates in total) over the next few years.
Don't shoot the messenger but maybe we need to bring back the CAB. Treat airlines like Utilities. Somebody should start that thread - "Time to bring back the CAB?" Im not sure we need full CAB-like regulation of airlines (i.e. route regulation), but I do think we need to apply some rules ...Jump to post
And will... NH permit an AA code on PR’s Haneda services? Don't see OW on the horizon for various reasons including ANA now owning a stake in PAL and more likely to steer them into Star... No offence but it all depends on whether ANA can veto PR's alliance choice. PR may not have deep corporation w...Jump to post
Who would have ever predicted such an event in these modern times, bringing entire industries to a halt. Hoping some airlines get revenue by using the belly space in their long haul planes for freight with empty cabins. Seriously? Epidemiologists, virologists, and other social sciences have been pr...Jump to post
No because they will be joining oneworld soon and American should be able to fulfill their needs. The problem is that AA doesn't fly ANC-Asia without some serious backtracking. The only OW option to Asia involves ANC-SEA-(HKG/NRT). Unless JL starts a TYO-ANC route, ANC won't have a convenient conne...Jump to post
So what some people were doing is they would sign up with Citi Card, then a month later Barclays and claim double bonus for signing up. American says thats a violation of the rules, and is now going in an freezing the accounts of these people, in some cases AFTER they have made a reservation and th...Jump to post
Truthfully, I would be happier if AS flew to Vladivostok.Jump to post
Why does AA fly the old USAir 757s between PHX and SAN sometimes? These planes have too much range for this flight. Because they can fill a 757 on this route with pax looking for one of three things, Sea World, the Sandiego Zoo, and the beaches. Especially in the summer, there are usually tons of A...Jump to post
I have a feeling this is going to do with some airport infrastructure improvement and less to nothing to do with routes. The FB post with the announcement has AA tails in it,...
Simple LAX question.
What is this hole that's been dug next to TBIT? I assumed it was related to the people mover between TBIT and the MFC but it seems too far north.
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Meh. Color me disappointed. The new blue uniforms are so generic, and come a little too close to looking like a Delta's "Barney purple" uniform. The previous black looked way more distinguished, and the color accents(scarves, ties, etc) contrasted better. Yes, I know about the allergic rea...Jump to post
I forgot. Does the TATL JV with BA include US originating flights to Africa/ME or just TATL flights to Europe? Back to the point, I think what changed was the collapse of Air Italy. Sadly, this is true. I think Air Italy could have been an asset to OW if better managed(i.e. IAG as opposed to QR) Wil...Jump to post
With AS joining OneWorld, could we see them restarting Russian Far East routes (ie VVO, KHV, GDX) to connect with S7 Airlines? They now have far more capable aircraft than the MD80s that were flown there in the 1990s. I cant see AS doing any Russia flights until the sanctions and/or Putin are gone....Jump to post
Detroit313 wrote:Can't wait for American and Alaska to merge.
Why cant the airlines install those in-tank UV light systems? The price per unit seems rather reasonable.Jump to post
It looks like AA's Summer from Hell is turning into the Autumn of Angst. If this is being done at union instruction, massive firings all across the system are in order. Can we tone it down a little. There is no way that the union instructed any member to sabotage an aircraft and put lives at severe ...Jump to post
jayunited wrote:Yes 4 of the routes are OW carriers.
They didn't clearly indicate whether the JFK-LHR revenue was purely from BA metal or does it include all AA/BA JV revenue on the route.
I also found it interesting that half of the top 10 list are OW carriers.
Lets be real here. There are only three "huge" things that AA can do at this point. 1) Fire Dougie 2) Flights to Africa 3) Flights to India Flights to India/Africa or for that matter any new market is not huge. Just a new route. Africa/India may not be huge for BA or EK, but if we keep th...Jump to post
Lets be real here. There are only three "huge" things that AA can do at this point. 1) Fire Dougie 2) Flights to Africa 3) Flights to India Everything else is shuffling the deck chairs. "We are pleased to announce that we have managed to create a lab clone of former AA executive Scott...Jump to post
Is there a reason why JJ/LA didn't make a move on these jets? Engine compatibility, age,....? Quite a few ex O6's A320s at LATAM's MRO in Sao Carlos, SP before being readied for return to their lessors, having been repossessed. https://i.postimg.cc/852WKvq5/D4-W0-TMQWw-AEXaxi.jpgJump to post
Just some observations.... - Political interference - Stupid 5/20 rule - Tax on spare parts - Air India subsidies - Higher lease costs due to India's inability to comply with Cape Town Treaty - Corrupt and/or incompetant "promoters" instead of qualified CEO's. I'm sure there are other reas...Jump to post
Invest Chosun reports that Kumho owner family decided to sell Asiana. If this is or eventually becomes true, then the more interesting question is who are the potential buyers? Unless S. Korea has no problems with a national monopoly, I'll assume KE is out of the running. What are the foreign owner...Jump to post