Service standards have improved? Say what? When was this improvement and improved from what level? I had the unfortunate opportunity to fly LIAT from Barbados to St. Vincent in 2017. I have never experienced something like that before. Let's just say that when I returned to NYC a week later, I imme...Jump to post
https://268today.com/business/liat-shareholders-reach-agreement-to-sell-3-planes-airline-could-fly-again-in-90-days/ "... Even though their service standards have improved their image from times past still dominates..." . Service standards have improved? Say what? When was this improvemen...Jump to post
Generally, the credit card companies are who are regulating when the airline gets payment. If the credit card company thinks there is risk that the seller (airline) may not deliver, they will hold higher reserves (as high as 100%) until the flight date. I think the big airlines have largely been ab...Jump to post
santi319 wrote:Plot twist, going to Walmart is no different than flying on an airplane when it comes to exposure...
ScottB wrote:Waterbomber2 wrote:The A380 was a symbol of what a united Europe could achieve -- the world's largest passenger airliner, a new Queen of the Skies. .
exFWAOONW wrote:Things will bounce back eventually. I know they want to stop the bleeding, but this seems like overkill for a short term issue. Were they bloated and needed to shrink before and the downturn is a convenient excuse?
This has to stop, these predictions and guessing games need to stop. I hate this guessing game by people here on a.net of which airlines might go under or the predictions from these “experts” such as the Boeing CEO. As an employee of one of the major US airlines, I would hate to see any of these ai...Jump to post
Double Daily DFW-DOH between the two carriers wouldn't shock me either. Who in their right mind would fly AA over QR on any flight to DOH? [url][/url] People who are looking for the cheapest option. Still shouldn't fly AA's metal. Just purchase the cheaper fare option on AA and make sure to select ...Jump to post
morrisond wrote:A couple of funny things in the quarterly report - an $827 Million pre-tax charge on KC-46 and an $862 Million Income tax recovery.
This is the kind of BS that happens when the govt begins choosing which stations you must fly to. Hello 1977. New B6 routes: Chicago – Minneapolis/St. Paul Denver – Albuquerque New Orleans – Houston Las Vegas – San Diego Seattle – Portland, OR Long Beach – Palm Springs Salt Lake City – Bozeman Denv...Jump to post
This reminds me of Pan Am and it's piano lounges when the first B747 rolled out. Social distancing on airlines is not a viable business model and will not last long and makes no sense. You are trapped in an enclosed tube and unless air that people breathe in is perfect clean and not shared, what's t...Jump to post
Don't see how this can be a viable business model for any airline. If implemented, it won't be implemented for long. As a traveller, I would be more concerned about breathing stale recycled air in an enclosed space filled with strangers rather that who is sitting right next to me.Jump to post
And once this treatment is announced it will be back to business as people will think it is contained and believe even more that it's just another flu. Once this happens I am confident that people who have been cooped up for two months will hit the road with a vengeance. Airlines just need to hold ...Jump to post
I am going to go against the grain here. From looking at beaches in Florida, it looks like Spirit customers will be the most eager to travel :duck: Millions of people out of work and unable to pay mortgage or rent would indicate that there's not going to be much demand for leisure travel. Those mil...Jump to post
This doom and gloom and panic and sky is falling is overblown and not proportional to reality. Once a vaccine comes out in a few months, businesses will re open and new opportunities will arise. Quick history lesson: The quickest vaccine ever to be developed was the mumps vaccine. Development time:...Jump to post
This doom and gloom and panic and sky is falling is overblown and not proportional to reality. Once a vaccine comes out in a few months, businesses will re open and new opportunities will arise; production engines will ramp up and this too will be just a memory. The flying public will return and peo...Jump to post
However, wearing my CORSIA hat, legacies = less competition = higher prices = good for the planet. Also: less competition = higher profits = good for shareholders And: higher prices = higher wages = good for employees Further: higher prices = less passengers = less flights = less need for new runwa...Jump to post
I think this deserves its own discussion away from the general thread. Large VS suppliers such as Airbus & Tolls Royce have written to the UK government. Will the UK Govt support VS? Or will this lead to issues with the rest of the industry? Is the solution consolidation into ‘UK Airlines’ with...Jump to post
A better question would be are we going to see the fuel surcharge removed.Jump to post
A388 wrote:That LH operation in Barbados was huge. Here are two photos:
https://m.facebook.com/groups/209841346 ... 2606060938
https://www.facebook.com/47227002298397 ... 862280782/
alasizon wrote:AEROFAN wrote:Why is Qantas still pricing a seat in J for two weeks in May at $14,700?
Their revenue management software likely is pricing anything more than 30 or 45 days out as "normal".
Why is Qantas still pricing a seat in J for two weeks in May at $14,700? They figured if you are planning to fly in 2 weeks there must be a very strong reason and you must go, which means you are not sensitive to price at all and willing to pay whatever they want to charge you. Plus you only have f...Jump to post
Why is Qantas still pricing a seat in J for two weeks in May at $14,700?Jump to post
I had to come out to Chicago for some personal work from LAX and I'm seeing fares as low as $65 on United one way, last minute. Booked my return earlier tonight...its $65 on basic economy but still. Yup fares are creating. been doing a project in Toronto, my normal EWR-YYZ-EWR fare is around $450-5...Jump to post
If the claims they've lost 80% of capacity are true, and it goes on for a certain amount of time, I can definitely see it as a possibility. And yet they have not reduced their prices. Econ 101 states that as demand falls prices should fall - this ain't happening. It is happening in the stock market...Jump to post
The hysteria will soon abate and travel will bounce back.Jump to post
Exactly one of the reasons why I choose to fly as little as possible; and when I do so, I ensure I fly in business at a minimum. I refuse to deal with the great unwashed and their nonsense.Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:Capetown, Tokyo, Vancouver, Toronto or Chicago are the obvious ones that spring to mind.
Could just be more routes from MAN though.
In such a situation, do the orders previously placed become null and void? Do they have to put out a new RFP for aircraft?Jump to post
Squeezix wrote:speedbird52 wrote:What possible statement could he be making
“Are you my mummy?”
Seems a bit overblown to me.Jump to post
Caribbean 484 - it's useless trying to use reason and logic as clearly only the blue lens is working. It is obvious the FLL has underperformed for B6 whether some will admit it or not. If B6 has such a cost advantage why then is it that they have performed so poorly in FLL to the extent that they h...Jump to post
I have no idea what you are saying. The question is how they are maintaining these routes. And the answer is that at 3x weekly, it's sustainable for them. There is plenty of routes in their network that went down to 3x weekly and then back up to daily. A lot of these routes are just waiting for A22...Jump to post
There is just no winning with some of you airline folks. When there are stories about large people flying in economy, some of you state they should buy two seats or fly business or first. Here are two large people flying business and some of you are now stating they should fly economy so that the . ...Jump to post
i have always wondered, why does fuel have to be dumped before landing?Jump to post
When you like at QR and the way they assign fleets it looks to me that they are not very structured. The assigned fleet for a route can change by the day, LGW has been served by 787 going upto 777, LHR gets a mix of 380, 350 and the triple. Just seen today that Vienna flew with a 320 instead of the...Jump to post
Say what? I guess you've not been to Farragut North at 5:15 pm. It's commuting time for the financial district area of the city. And people are commuting from the city to return to their homes in suburbia. Any city, small or large will have a crux of bodies at certain times of the day at certain lo...Jump to post
I'd like to know where you went in the DC region that wasn't crowded. It's getting built up more and more every year. As someone who lives in DC, the only time it is crowded is the metro station just after a baseball or hockey game. Say what? I guess you've not been to Farragut North at 5:15 pm. It...Jump to post
For me is no surprise as Washington DC and surroundings are the among the most amazing regions I've visited in US. Plenty of history and indoor/outdoor activities without the crowds of NY, LA, Vegas, Chicago, etc I'd skip any other place in US (Except San Francisco, sorry) to visit DC again. Just l...Jump to post
Did AA trademark the name? If it didn't, its claim worth as much as its "flagship "business class" product. i.e its CRAP!Jump to post
I sometimes question B6's profitability into BGI. I've been on one of those 3 daily JFK runs and it was barely half full, and that was an A321. The fares though are sometimes phenomenal, which encourages travel, but how much money are they making. Either the BGI govt is paying B6 some coin, or some...Jump to post
AA doesn’t have a daily JFK-GND flight; B6 does. AA flies daily from MIA and weekly from CLT to GND. Furthermore, no airline other than B6 has been able to make NYC-BGI work. AA dropped JFK. UA and DL have both shied away from serving it from EWR and JFK respectively while other smaller islands do ...Jump to post