It will be interesting to see how the A330-900NEOs replacing 767-300ERs affects the revenue picture in the Pacific. The aircraft is much larger, but virtually all of that extra space is devoted to premium products, with the addition of Premium Select seating and a much larger Comfort + cabin. DL cl...Jump to post
TPAC is still a PRASM dumpster fire, whether one thinks of it as less-than-successful strategy vs. UA or an outcome of Chinese carriers' rapid expansion. Pacific revenues grew 3.2% in the quarter as 9.7% higher capacity was partially offset by a 5.9% decline in unit revenues. Unit revenue performan...Jump to post
Not exactly the World Cup or UEFA Champions League, but this appears to be the fan charter for New Mexico United supporters heading to tonight's US Open Cup match against Minnesota United FC. The charter sold out 180 seats in under seven minutes, which is impressive for a team that's in the second d...Jump to post
Pilots getting all wound up over a wait for a hotel van is all too common. So is someone stopping suddenly in the terminal and people behind nearly falling like bowling pins.Jump to post
Now that Volaris won't fly into Albuquerque anymore, is there a possibility of Interjet or VivaAerobus flying non-stop into Albuquerque from Mexico? If Interjet did so they would definitely fly ABQ-MEX. VivaAerobus could do ABQ-GDL, ABQ-CUU, ABQ-MEX, and ABQ-MTY. I'm sure they will try, but I doubt...Jump to post
Article on the cancellation of CUU-ABQ, with ABQ considering legal action against Volaris.
http://www.abqjournal.com/1335609/ay-ch ... elled.html
As an LAX based pilot, I would say that the airside is pretty straightforward and efficient, especially since DL moved to T2 &T3. That move really balanced airfield traffic much better with DL and WN on the north, while AA and UA hub on the south side. Taxi times between the north and south are ...Jump to post
I don’t think you understand my point. I never took out a private loan. I never screwed over a private business. The government is ENTITLED to pay for their population’s education. It’s in everyone’s best interest. How come all the other first world nations have free and/or subsidized education but...Jump to post
What's better depends entirely on your needs. I have three small lawns and use a battery powered non-propelled mower and it's plenty. The total to mow all three is about 20 minutes, subtracting time moving between them, and I can do it with a single charge of the smaller battery. The larger battery ...Jump to post
I’d imagine some people actually like the idea of a public proposal because it shows their significant other is willing to risk public embarrassment for them. Some just like being the center of attention. Some, it’s tbe significance of the location to the couple and it being public is a byproduct. N...Jump to post
Wife and I are booked (paid for in April) on a cruise to Cuba on the Majesty of The Seas leaving from Ft. Lauderdale on July 3rd of this year. From what I have read today it seems like our cruise is still a go since we reserved before June 4th. Is my assumption correct? Any input would be greatly a...Jump to post
It is a friendly deal, and the reason the owners agreed is very simple. The buyer is offering 67% more than the closing price on Friday. It is an all-cash deal. I doubt anyone would not agree to this deal. Certainly management would be very happy to cash their stock/options. And if crew folks were ...Jump to post
This is shocking and not good news. I can't imagine how the folks at Westjet are feeling right now. That is an airline with a high level of loyalty from crew IMHO. And I see diversity of service leaving the Canadian skies as a result of this. Why on earth was this approved? I think this is not grea...Jump to post
1. Expand kobe and move ITM domestic service to there 2. Downgrade ITM for charter/private jet only, but keep both runway and the apron area Of course the best way is to built 4runways airport in Kobe and the land in KIX would be used for kobe cattle farming By the time you take a train from say Um...Jump to post
Every DL A220 always turns into a discussion about long/thin routes to ATL that overfly 2-3 other hubs. In the near-term, the A220s are being used to primarily upgauge long CR9/E75/717 flights between key business markets and competitor hubs. I'm just not more skeptical that DL wouldn't add more ca...Jump to post
From your list of lines you like, HAL is probably most like Princess, but with even fewer kids and a little more attention to cultural activities. For any specific HAL questions or Koningsdam questions you should head over to the cruisecritic forums. They’re very active and you’ll get quick answers....Jump to post
Do you need financial advice? I mean it’s gracious of them to offer to give you advice for a minimum of $900 per year, but what do you think you could use help with? If you do need advice, is the type of advice you need offered through their services? Have you investigated fee based financial planne...Jump to post
The 330NEO with the mask looks fantastic in Delta's livery. Best looking NEO so far. A330neo with engines https://twitter.com/Frenchpainter/status/1119667118306463744?s=20 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4nbQECXoAMkZ8h?format=jpg&name=large Looks great with these red engine covers. I hope they keep...Jump to post
Going back to DL's overall strategy is that they would rather be able to obtain a revenue premium on the seats/capacity they offer in a market at the expense of spilling lower-margin Y/economy fares where feasible. This the direct opposite strategy of the days when NW would rely heavily upon consol...Jump to post
It'll be hard to top Delta for variety of aircraft. These are the current bid categories for pilots. Nine categories with multiple variants on property or on order in seven of the nine. A220 (100/ with 300s on order) A320 (319/320/320 with 321NEO arriving next year) A330 (200/300 with 900NEO arrivin...Jump to post
However, as others have said, you also need to factor in cargo - widebodies will carry a lot more cargo than a narrowbody, which will further offset the costs. You are forgetting the revenue side of things, there are a lot more premium seats in a wide body and a lot more cargo space. Don’t forget w...Jump to post
I'll say this in favor the new livery. When there's several of the new tails lined up at night with their logo lights on it's going to look really good. United's new livery In a word. Disjointed. How is it disjointed? It meshes with the brand voice 100%. If you read the rationale in all of the decis...Jump to post
My initial gut reaction is that it feels very disjointed. The fuselage and tail seem like they're from totally different liveries. I'm really surprised they kept the grey underbelly. I do very much like the tail though.
Maybe some good pictures in the sun will change my mind.
Regarding bottled water, Crew are loaded a specific allocation of water bottles and catering for their own consumption INFLIGHT, same as the passengers. As far as crew staying in places with unsafe water - Since when do crew stay at hotels that don't have complimentary water bottles per day? This v...Jump to post
Ya’ll seem more triggered over language used than the actual attacks. The term was used because it was a specific holiday - Easter, duh. There have been calls of condemnation from all over the globe, the response is hardly ‘nothing’ unless one chooses to see that: https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/...Jump to post
The Pilots and the FAs have HUGE pay increase adjustments when doing redeye flying. On already trashy redeye yields, how much is left over to make these flights worth it form a profit standpoint? JetBlue pilots make $13 per hour more when flying redeyes. They fly a lot of redeyes. A top of the pay ...Jump to post
Seems like many of the Anderson era strategic thrusts discussed with much chest pounding here on a.net either never happened or are now being slowly unwound. Seems DL MRO is still a great asset, but their dependence on other shops to do rebuilds of various oddball engines seems to be the Achilles h...Jump to post
mxaxai wrote:Why was the job vacant for so long anyway?
One thing to remember about the 717 development is the mission it was designed for was short haul. We're talking about an airplane that at full fuel tanks just barely has the fuel capacity for LGA-MIA with a FLL alternate. 2:30 in the air is all you're going to be planning for and really the concern...Jump to post
Plenty of pilots who haul passengers bring a french press and their own coffee grounds! The AeroPress is the way to go. Espresso grind works best. (Makes you think a Part 121 pilot invented it.) https://www.amazon.com/AeroPress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker/dp/B0047BIWSK/ref=sr_1_5?crid=36FNY48RAJ08O&a...Jump to post
Thanks as always for your work to put this together. :) I'd be interested to see what drives the difference in XNA and LIT, in that XNA has MSP service and LIT has DTW service. I'm sure the answer boils down to Walmart, but I don't know the details. Perhaps because Walmart has a ton of junk from Ch...Jump to post
Free money doesn’t exist. 0% loans are just a way to get people to buy more. They just bury the money some ware else. Right. And if they are burying it in a 0% offer you’d be stupid to pay too much up front. Its 0% on a 20,000 car but if you pay cash you can buy it for 18,000. That’s the 0% part. F...Jump to post
Am I the only one more surprised that they took A350s than the A330NEO? The 339 seemed like an obvious choice as a regional hauler if the 380s were cancelled and EK needed to avoid penalty. The 359 surprises me as I thought EK would be happy to see the 778 as their smallest long haul aircraft going ...Jump to post
Nothing for Y4?
Local media has been reporting Volaris will add twice weekly ABQ-CUU.
Holland America's newest ship, MS Nieuw Statendam, entered service in December of 2018. It's Holland's second Pinnacle class ship, after MS Koningsdam, with a third (as of yet unnamed) Pinnacle class ordered. Like all the HAL ships it has a more classic look than many of the new vessels from other l...Jump to post
I wouldn't be surprised to see Texas markets near the border added. Volaris operates GDL to ABQ in New Mexico, for example. El Paso, Laredo, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Harlingen, or Brownsville are all potential destinations. I would be surprised - cross-border flights get tagged with taxes and custo...Jump to post
Also not uncommon for regionals in the US to have outstation bases. For example SkyWest has crew bases in PSP, FAT, TUS, SAN, BOI, and COS. They also have bases at the hubs for their mainline partners.Jump to post
Not being in the industry, I never understood how airline personnel are paid. I have seen pay scale for pilots and it appears generous. I know a couple pilots and they live well. Can someone explain block time, etc.? I'll try to give an explanation of how it works in the US. Generally crew are paid...Jump to post
If the ships are similar in size to their European river cruises, I can’t see them having a significant impact on air demand. Those ships are around 100 cabins, with perhaps a bit over 200 guests. So a fleet of 6 would have 1,200 guests sailing at any time, split between four ports. For comparison, ...Jump to post
Just looking at today, Delta has 19 flights ATL-MCO, 13 ATL-TPA, 12 ATL-LAX, 9 ATL-RSW, 8 ATL-EWR, and 4 ATL-BUF. Perhaps you’re looking at secondary airports in some of these markets, but I’d give serious though as to how you will compete against this kind of schedule flexibility. A nicer seat for ...Jump to post
First, a new hire FO at a major airline in Europe will earn about £30,000 -€35,000 as a basic salary in their first year - even less at airlines like Veuling. In which professions will one earn even close to that in their first year? Lots and lots of them. Engineering would be an example of a profe...Jump to post