In Sep or Oct, B6 is to operate 24-25 flights ex-LAX. After adding 7 destinations, the number is going only up to 32 per day, which means most will see only one flight per day. That doesn't sound competitive unless frequencies on the existing routes are cut.Jump to post
On a different, but AUS-related topic: I found an old NWA timetable from 8 Feb 1989. Living in AUS now, I was shocked to discover an almost-daily (X6, if I recall...or perhaps X7) departure to SAT, a trip of only 70 miles and 0:35 according to the timetable. A friend who grew up in AUS was surprise...Jump to post
WN is pumping in more & more flights for June, looks like they are having trouble keeping up with demand with the capacity caps: - Up to 5 flights to ATL on June 27th, I believe that is the most ever operated on that route. Also scheduled 4x daily from June 21-26, up 2 flights from their origin...Jump to post
Insertnamehere wrote:Does anyone know if the American Express centurion lounge is going to be moved, and/or when?
More details: - 747-8 replaces 747-400 from Nov 2021, 3 years earlier than when the US is expected to replace its air force one to 747-8. - KE won the proposal of $242M for 5 years using 747-8 while Asiana failed its A380 bid which was priced at least 33% higher than KE. - Breakdown of $242M: leasin...Jump to post
FINALLY! ... but 2 instead of 3 a day. 10am flight is cancelled. 3 a day comes back from Sep 8th-Oct 23rd, but either way I would much rather have 2xCR9 than 3x CR2. From my understanding, IND-YYZ 6am is mostly O&D and intra Canada connections, IND-YYZ 4-5pm is mostly about TATL connections, so...Jump to post
Just read on the NZ Aviation thread that NZ has amended its planned schedule to have five different arrival times for five weekly flights when they start service next month. I guess that says something about the availability of slots at ICN. Yes, it looks like a bad situation. Once a week, NZ fligh...Jump to post
Other airlines had to squeeze among whatever available: LO is adding 730am departure, and NZ soon have 8pm arrival. UA's #2 SFO started with a day-to-day schedule variation due to the slot problem. KE has one of the biggest portfolios of slots at ICN so they certainly can play around a bit - reduce...Jump to post
Now ICN slots are practically full during daytime. And yet DL could add MNL in the peak hours. In fact, slot situation has been like that for the number of years but DL added MSP also in the peak hours. How? Other airlines had to squeeze among whatever available: LO is adding 730am departure, and N...Jump to post
Looks like B6 offers free cancellation whereas all other airlines offer free change only. Free cancellation is a much better option when people paid extra $$ for the labor day weekend.
Edit: AS, too.
LAXintl wrote:However its also been stated by the Japanese government they would like to beef up additional regional links such as to ASEAN, so the awards might favor such flying instead of longhauls.
If that is the case then whatever happened to KE's B738 service to MNL? I believe KE sends their B773/B77W and the occasional A333/B744 to MNL but if they cant get anymore slots, wouldn't it just make sense if KE sends their B748i on their 2x daily rotation and the B777 replacing the B738 service? ...Jump to post
J343 wrote:KE unable to get more slots at MNL? .
Korea-Philippines is in open-sky except MNL, so KE doesn't have any room to add ICN-MNL. This route therefore doesn't have much LCC (compared to other similar-distanced routes) although airfare is already fairly low. Korea-Singapore bilateral is fully utilized at the moment where KE is operating 17-...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:Based on yesterday's market cap of KRX (Marketwatch), a 10% stake looks to cost about US $268 million.
The only restriction is that ICN is full. No slots between, say, 8am and 10pm. The airport still manages to arrange some slightly-less-perfect slots to new long-haul flights but no such privilege for intra-Asia or other short-distance flights. Airspace, therefore slot, is full because of the militar...Jump to post
I feel bad for him. Although some of the family members made noise occasionally, without the family's hardline to the others, KE wouldn't have survived. KE is constantly feeling pressure from politicians and celebrities for free upgrades. Or even free tickets and sponsorships. Only the famous attitu...Jump to post
Asiana has 2 744pax, HL7418 (Sep 1994) and HL7428 (Jun 1999) HL7418 is to retire in Sep 2019. Korean law bans 25yo passenger fleet and that's why one Asiana 767 was retired earlier this year. No info for the other one. Korean Air has 2 744pax, HL7402 (Dec 1998) and HL7461 (Jun 1997) They won't be re...Jump to post
Until recently I thought UA could launch ORD-ICN, but after looking at some statistics I've become more skeptical. (It's in Korean, https://cafe.naver.com/dragoner/12356 - ICN Top 30 routes for number of pax transiting / % of pax transiting) 47% of ICN-ORD pax are connecting at ICN. So O&D is n...Jump to post
Seat map was shared nearly a year ago.
In total, 50 new slots are being created at HND airport for 2020. Of the 50, half are going to Japanese (x13) and US (x12) carriers. Information per link below. It sounds like the US government agreeing to allow some flight paths over US military air space will help with Tokyo airspace congestion i...Jump to post
Kinda hidden in today’s inaugural coverage but NK will start ATL service May 23. AUS-ATL could use a ULCC. On top of that, NK just added a second daily to LAS from Sep. On a sidenote, Alaska is moving to all mainline operation at AUS - SAN from Apr, SJC from late Aug: https://www.routesonline.com/n...Jump to post
Do not dismiss the growing international networks of ANA and JAL at Haneda which already benefit their U.S. JV partners. Good point, but HND-Asia flights spread out throughout the day (and night), making it less efficient to transfer. Meanwhile NRT-Asia flights leave almost altogether. We'll see if...Jump to post
Previous rumors were 4 or 8. 12 is just too many. HND is adding 39000 slots in time for the Olympics, which translates into 49 and HALF of them (12 to US carriers and presumably another 12 for Japanese carriers to the US) is likely used for US-Japan. AA-JL and UA-NH won't move all/most US-NRT flight...Jump to post
B6 is finally adding a second frequency on BOS-AUS. This is way overdue. Sadly both flights are somewhat BOS oriented - 7am and 11am departure from BOS; 3pm and 7pm departure from AUS. Both A320. Great to see WN bringing up ABQ-AUS and SJC to a daily flight each. They've been operating on only one ...Jump to post
How many daily departures does Delta have at IND... If it wouldn’t be too much, how many are mainline v regional.... 41 next summer Mainline 21 flights IND-ATL 10x MD88 IND-MSP 3x A319 IND-MSP 2x B717 IND-CDG 1x B767 IND-DTW 1x A321 IND-LAX 1x B738 IND-SLC 1x B738 IND-MCO 1x A320 IND-SEA 1x A319 Re...Jump to post
ITSTours wrote:I want ORD/EWR/IAD-ICN.
I know it's not going to happen.
I still want it.
I know that DEN has a gate shortage right now, but who exactly is going to be occupying *16* additional C gates, let alone the A gates being added? B, I get; I actually thought UA would want more than they're getting. I can't see WN taking all of the new C gates; that'd be a lot of growth, and I'm ...Jump to post
Many years ago, Jeopardy's last question of the day was to name the largest foreign operator out of LAX. If I remember correctly, the answer was Mexicana that no one answered correctly, and the host said 2nd/3rd are QF and KE.Jump to post
Cannot find any gate map so far, but on the picture linked at #5 post above http://s21.q4cdn.com/616071541/files/images/PR-images/2018/11/New-Yorkers-your-upgrade-has-cleared-LGA-map.png gates are numbered in clockwise. While the gates are supposedly in common-use, current tenants are: AA 47 48 58 (...Jump to post
https://thepointsguy.com/news/review-lga-new-terminal-b/ Blogs are picking up the story. The new terminal looks cool - inside and out. There are two exterior pictures at this post. In sum: This weekend, 11 out of 18 gates were open at this concourse. Based on the updated LGA map on aa website and op...Jump to post
B6 is sitting on two unused slots in MEX, could NK snatch them? ORD/LAS-MEX would def be a goldmine... That’s definitely not the case. Check the schedule for next summer before you make a comment like that. In Mexico City, where JetBlue is launching new service from Boston and New York JFK, the air...Jump to post
I'd take 30" non-redeye over 31" redeye any day. 1:25am arrival is still better than a redeye for some (or many) Y passengers. Losing PTV is bad though. At least the Max 8 used to Latin America are not overnight, so far. UIO-MIA overnight flight has been 7M8 for several months. To be fair,...Jump to post
According to another thread, WN won't operate PAE. All WN slots were gone to AS.
Congrats to NK and AUS. Here's March and June (before and after the beginning of LAX) Monday departure schedule: March: 730 DTW 915 BWI 1035 MCO 1235 ORD 1530 MSY 1715 FLL 1930 DEN 2115 LAS June: 700 DTW 915 BWI 1005 DEN 1235 MCO 1525 LAX 1820 ORD 1925 FLL 2115 LAS 2115 MSY In June, DTW-AUS is 1810-...Jump to post
The South Terminal isn’t THAT small. Even at 12-16 flights a day, that’s only 1-2 planes on the ground at once. They usually have a plane sitting on the RON/MX pad until late in the morning anyway. Since G4 is already operating up to 5 flights a day and Via air has 5 RJ per day, additional 12-16 wo...Jump to post
Speaking of changes, will the South Terminal be able to handle all the flights between G4, VC and now F9? F9 at the moment operates 12-16 flights per day out of AUS. No way that many flights would fit at the South Terminal. But then many routes are ending this week for either being seasonal or just...Jump to post
Maybe DL (and others too) would switch some of its DCA-SLC to DCA-SEA if it happens. DL's remaining DCA-SLC flight is tied to that route. Their unerestricted beyond-perimeter slot is currently used for DCA-LAX. I don't think they can do that. They'd have to drop their DCA-LAX flight instead. Most o...Jump to post
DL ABQ-LAX 3 per day is a huge increase. Still, compared to summer peak 2018, ABQ is to see less flights to LA area in 2019 since UA suspends 1x LAX (2 during the peak season) and AS quits 1x to SNA. Currently ABQ-LAX is also served by WN (2x) and AA (3x).Jump to post
The Bloomberg article says KE isn’t keen on the A330NEO. I’d like to hear what it is that doesn’t interest them. RR. KE maintenances all of its engines whereas RR, in my understanding, offers power by the hour (total care) only. Could be a rumor but many Korean bloggers believe this. If this logic ...Jump to post
US side at best will only get a handful of flights. Many other nations have been promised and are on waiting list to enter HND for their national carries also such as Finland, Switzerland, Turkey, Italy, UAE plus wider access for ASEAN block. I agree. I'm guessing there will be at most 4 daily slot...Jump to post
The whole situation is implied as: Jin Air won't get any new routes, new airplanes, or extending charters, until Cho family moves out of KE. We'll see how things pan out this time.Jump to post