Is this a temporary move for AA? Till T3 reopens? Or permanently moving to T5? From the rumour circling around since last year (2019), AA moves to T5 was long planned. I'd say this is permanent. Of course it will be a permanent move. Once international traffic recovery begins in earnest, BA will re...Jump to post
When this looked shorter like a year or two to recover this made total sense. Now it's looking like passenger recovery imho could be quite a ways away it might not make any sense to keep such large payrolls. It's pretty clear the airlines will have large layoffs the day this money ends. Kind of def...Jump to post
CNN Business: Delta is negotiating with lenders to avoid default "New York (CNN Business) Delta is in danger of defaulting on some of its debt -- not because it doesn't have enough cash, but because it expects it cannot comply with the current terms of its borrowing. The airline said in a filin...Jump to post
Gotta raise that cash somehow...
American Will Pledge The AAdvantage Program To The Federal Government Within 6 Weeks
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All the alliances are relics anyways, becoming less important as airlines go for more and more JV’s instead. Covid-19 is not going to change that, in fact it will probably accelerate JV formations. Neither JVs nor alliance memberships are relics. I'll go so far as to say the financial risks of Delt...Jump to post
If it comes to pass, I expect Delta will seek FAA approval to ship low risk cargo on existing Economy seats, and just use the existing Delta One cabins as they are. Technical aspects aside, the idea is not entirely far-fetched when you consider European airports will almost certainly introduce capac...Jump to post
Hi to you all, reading the latest news, it seems the *A is breaking apart. First, ADRIA AIRWAYS left on the 2nd of October 2019 the alliance after bankruptcy, SAA is under bankruptcy protection, as well as Avianca Holdings S.A. (Chapter 11). THAI AIRWAYS will follow shortly (according to an article...Jump to post
It really doesnt matter what we think of dropping JFK It is on record from an Officer of United: United thinks it was a bad a idea. A mistake Let’s stop rehashing it already. It was a mistake. I am sure down the road, we will see UA back at JFK (likely operating from 2 or 3 gates in T8 or T5 with m...Jump to post
[...] In any case, even if these non-existent issues were to somehow present themselves, none of that comes remotely close to what it would cost to fly, accommodate, and per diem all those bodies. Especially if that is a regular occurrence. There will always be some need for travel, but this idea t...Jump to post
Never say never, especially in the current environment. Consider: 1. Austrian Airlines will always be "stunted" as a part of the Lufthansa Group, since Munich and Zurich are by definition ($$$) higher priorities; 2. Alitalia may be up for grabs yet again as a partner (with the upside of no...Jump to post
Seems like a very poorly timed decision to me. I disagree, the timing was excellent. United eventually needs those birds as replacement for existing birds. Furthermore -- and this is the important part -- as company finances come under increasing pressure later this year and into early 2021, the ai...Jump to post
VS is the largest single competitor to BA long-haul, is it not? Do you think passengers will be happy paying BA prices in an environment with less competition? The British have, IMHO, the wackiest aviation setup of the world's Top 7 economies: 1. The most important airport in the country (LHR) has ...Jump to post
Corporate travel I am not sure, Houston will rebound obviously if oil goes back up, and it will as demand will increase, and Saudi/Russia come to a deal. Other companies probably realizing if using services like Skype, Zoom, and etc is really great tool for their business versus sending employees a...Jump to post
I'm thinking business travel will be especially slow to return to pre-COVID-19 levels. United's biggest competitors are no longer AA, DL, BA, etc. -- they're Zoom, WebEx, Blackboard Collab, and a host of other SaaS tech offerings allowing businesses to successfully operate without the hassles of air...Jump to post
For the low frequency P2P flights of the ULCCs won't end. I personally wonder why DL hasn't adapted to such a strategy. Lightsaber Similar to yesteryear's NRT hub situation, Delta finds itself in a paradoxical situation -- namely, the legacy carrier with the greatest resources but also the greatest...Jump to post
Business travelers. They love the first and last flights of the day to maximize productivity.Jump to post
is it finally time for UA to make a move and expand outside of its hubs? Nope. Any significant domestic expansion outside of its hubs would be a guaranteed ticket to losing a billion-plus dollars, and likely tank recently restored operational reliability while doing so. AA and DL are making focus c...Jump to post
Hi Qatar ask to send card details and passport picture after a booking is made and payment went through. Is this a Qatar thing or something other company’s also do? When he (my brothers booking) called support they said send it or you loose both tickets and money. I never experienced this and I fly...Jump to post
Get a Saudi visa It's online and you'll get approved very quickly https://visa.visitsaudi.com/ I forgot about that, apologies, but US$ 175 to make a connection is a little steep, isn't it? I agree, but it's almost worth it for the novelty. A few months ago, that wasn't even an option. If you're on ...Jump to post
How come many UA 747-400s were sold off between 2001-2005? Here are the regs N172UA N176UA N183UA N184UA N185UA N186UA N188UA N189UA N190UA N191UA N192UA N108UA N109UA Anyone know why 13 airframs were sold off? Longer answer: During the BK restructuring, UA aimed to ditch its entire Boeing 747 flee...Jump to post
Does anyone know why BA has set up its schedule such that no option exist to fly from VCE to Tokyo on BA planes? I flu often VCE to Tokyo in the past three years and I always managed to sit on BA planes. Now it seems no longer possible. The BA booking webpage offers various combinations of JAL and ...Jump to post
I'm looking to redeem AF/KLM miles to Indonesia, and obe option offered to me involves SV flights LHE-JED-SUB. The LHE arrives into Terminal S, while JED-SUB apparently departs from Terminal H (Hajj Terminal). Late December 2019 is not Hajj season AFAIK so I'm not sure why the flights departs from t...Jump to post
B6 is TP's best buddy in the USA though. Yes and no. Yes, TP more aggressively offers interline options with B6, but TAP continues to enjoy ATI with United (and codeshares on some UA flights). Not in the JV anymore but they were at one point. http://www.sterlingtravel.co.uk/article139.html I'm not ...Jump to post
adamh8297 wrote:MIflyer12 wrote:UA does nothing but its hubs into BOS.
B6 is TP's best buddy in the USA though.
Well said. The European market is saturated with so many airlines at the moment. Regarding Ex YU they maybe should bring back JAT Yugoslav Airlines just a thought or wishful thinking... ;) That's actually not a bad idea. Set it up like SAS and it might actually work. But serious question, would the...Jump to post
LH should not be allowed to purchase DE, even under the current circumstances. They have far too much control over the Central European aviation market. DE should be freestanding or if it has to be sold to one of the big groups, it should go to IAG. From an anti-trust perspectives, it will depend o...Jump to post
They may be launching this due to the fact that they lost the DSS-IAD flight served by SAA. If they play their cards right and even add UA as a codeshare, this may actually work. Why would UA want to codeshare with them? There's not a lot of ways for UA to route people to Dakar. Brussels Airlines? ...Jump to post
AaronPGH wrote:Would a codeshare between DE and LH mean that UA FF can fly the DE flights as if they were LH? With full mileage earnings?
"Open Skies" sound great: Any airline can start any route between two countries, federation, or unions. For instance, between the US and Europe. In practice, this is obviously complete nonsense as several (many?) airports in e.g. Europe are slot-controlled, and have no spare slots availab...Jump to post
When I was watching Flight Sim videos of Fictional United and Delta 747-8 on YouTube. I began to wonder why didn’t Delta or United order the 747-8I. I mean a Delta or United 747-8 would be great. Let's be clear -- United's 747 fleet lasted beyond its bankruptcy only because the creditors played har...Jump to post
what are everyone's thoughts on further adds for 2020? Beyond EWR-SVQ, I doubt EWR will much TATL expansion via new flights for Summer 2020. With UA continuing to beef up IAD domestic flying and connectivity, I expect that by next summer UA will seek to add TATL flights from IAD to some cities serv...Jump to post
Agreed, but United could likely have easily helped fix this. At the core is a strained relationship between TK and the rest of the Star carriers because TK is expanding faster than they like. UA has never really helped facilitate SA connections at EWR. LH and TP asked to use Terminal C years back, ...Jump to post
With the possible exceptions of EK/QF/BA, don't expect to see A380s flying around much past 2025-2026, irrespective of any current refurbishment plans. In short order, A380 maintenance costs will skyrocket, residual values will plummet, and airlines will conclude its best to take the one-time early ...Jump to post
I like TP, but I'm not so sure the aggressive North American expansion will work out well. For starters, TP lacks a JV with a North American partner, limiting competitive feed opportunities beyond (most of) its USA/CAN destinations. Also, connecting times at LIS have to get much more competitive --...Jump to post
I like TP, but I'm not so sure the aggressive North American expansion will work out well. For starters, TP lacks a JV with a North American partner, limiting competitive feed opportunities beyond (most of) its USA/CAN destinations. Also, connecting times at LIS have to get much more competitive -- ...Jump to post
Going a little further, I also see some tactics in the Condor game. MRU, BGI and WDH are typical Condor destinations. Not sure if they are going to stick to those three at the beginning, but if they would add more I'm sure HAV, PUJ, CUN and CPT are high on that list with the latter two currently be...Jump to post
In the 1990s Air France apologized after it was revealed listening devices were placed in business class seats on some flights. More to the point, any computer or cell phone with sensitive information should never be used on a commercial aircraft.Jump to post
Looks like United has swapped out the 767-400 for the 767-300ER on the daily EWR-FCO route, as of August 1. The next 2 days it operates on the 763. This does seem to align operationally better with the IAD-FCO and ORD-FCO routes, which are 767-300ER operated, but curious as to why the 764 was taken...Jump to post
No way I can see EK moving into oneworld despite ties with QF and MH. QR and in turn IAG, CX, and LA wouldn't allow it. That, and EK has added capacity to the US whereas EY has contracted, despite whatever "freeze" Parker and US3 wanted. For AA's sake, they've seen how EY is hurting from ...Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:Will we see FNJ-IAD?
One of the passengers aboard WN 1380, Lilia Chavez, filed a lawsuit against Southwest Airlines stating that she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and other personal injuries as a result of the WN 1380 incident. (Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-passenger-sues-sou...Jump to post
airzona11 wrote:What if IAG is bidding because there are other parties that have bid and BA wants to throw a wrench in those plans?
The a.net headlines are dismal: - Passenger dragged off flight - Polaris rollout is a debacle - Dog dies after being placed in overhead bin by FA The above are PR challenges and are debated on here almost endlessly. But they do beg the serious question... “What has Oscar accomplished?” A.net debate...Jump to post
Regulators should look into *A & at least split it in two, has enough carriers to make two world alliances : adding more airlines is a free economy nonsense. Competition wise, I don't know how the EU allowed LH to swallow that many airlines or Chile & Brazil allow for the LAN-TAM merger, bo...Jump to post
Is AF having another spate of A380 troubles. I remember the A380 schedule chaos that occurred last fall, and it looks like the airline is suffering a relapse.Jump to post
Two problems: 1) Minimal business traffic; and 2) As noted previously, the USA-Guyana market is prone to periodic entry by quasi-scheduled, two-bit operators that flood the market with capacity to deeply unprofitable fare levels. I promise you the minute a USA legacy tries to make another go of Guya...Jump to post