Will this win over enough passengers from PNS and MSY in order to justify the huge cost? Overall, I imagine the city of Mobile has better things to spend money on. '902 The article projects that 90% of this to be federal money. In any case, PNS will always be more convenient for much of rapidly gro...Jump to post
If AA starts to routinely drop routes that AS starts, wouldn’t this raise antitrust concerns? An excellent question. I am wondering how the traveling public benefits from allowing the world's largest airline to establish two large codesharing ventures. (Or technically establish one new large ventur...Jump to post
There is another article that says the total costs will be around $400 million. That's pretty staggering.
https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2020/08/ ... years.html
Mobile's real problem is PNS less than 60 miles with low fares thanks to WN.
MAH4546 wrote:No. I chide somebody when they pass off assumptions as being factual. You can make assumptions, just say they are assumptions.
enilria wrote:**WN increases ATL from 99 in DEC 2019 to 116 in DEC 2020. Taking advantage of DL shrinking???
Under U.S. law, people have to be given time to consider a separation agreement. People over 40 years of age also get seven days to revoke a signature. None of this qualifies as prompt. CARES Act employment protections expire 30 September. WARN Act notices come at least 60 days before mass layoffs....Jump to post
11C wrote:Is parking still free in SMX?
The tourism, name recognition, and university presence contribute to the reason that San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara have bigger airports, and have continued to grow. There is still room to expand at these airports with more flights and bigger planes . ... so SMX is only 45 minutes from both SBA ...Jump to post
I definitely agree. They are touting the location of Vandenberg AFB and the new Space Force. Lots of Space Launch corporations coming. As someone in that industry, I don't particularly buy it. The businesses and money are for the most part in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. There is a LOT of tra...Jump to post
DL at SLC offers a pretty good Midwest and East Coast destination set, but surely UA at DEN is stronger. I don't want 932sm in a SkyWest CR2, however. I expect DL will be adding some new routes from SLC as the new terminal starts to come on line. But it's probably not Delta. Anybody have any insigh...Jump to post
SASViking wrote:Probably an Embraer 120
Still doesn’t change the facts that DL’s FAs costs are $100 million less than UA and they earn $14,000 less in total compensation, nice try to change the narrative. Well, I am puzzled by the MIT data as it shows the well-represented WN flight attendants just barely ahead of DL and well behind UA an...Jump to post
SurfandSnow wrote:Wow! FAI sure has come a long way from the days of only being accessible via ANC, MSP and SEA..
This is kind of scary quote from a family member: "For his safety and the safety of those around him, it is important that he sit with a family member on flights."
If you start saying stuff like this around crew, they are (quite understandably) going to get nervous.
UA857 wrote:R.I.P. Northwest/Delta NRT Hub 1978-2019.
LAX772LR wrote:I wouldn't be surprised to see them continue with their PDX expansion, particularly to the likes of MSY, Florida, and areas in the southeast for whom PDX is a notable hole.
32andBelow wrote:Almost every flight out of PQI on KS had multiple cancer patients going to BOS for treatment. These people couldn’t drive 7 hours each way several times a month for this.
AA PHL-SEA DEC 4>3[1.0] JAN 4>1.0[0.6] FEB 4>1.0[0.8] MAR 4>1.0[1.0] Wow, AA seems to be really struggling in SEA. They cut SEA-JFK entirely just a few weeks back.. Now SEA-PHL just has a single redeye left. There are rumors on Gary Leff's blog that the AA-AS relation is headed for another major cu...Jump to post
Realistically, you are never going to find 41 seats on another carrier so that would not have made any difference in this case. Anyway, every other carrier a has the same policy so they would have been in the same situation if they had not booked AA. I am unaware of such a policy at Delta. Can you ...Jump to post
This site has become full of hate. Not just this thread but most threads. I really miss the posts from 10-15 years ago. As for this thread, DL got those kids where they needed to be. Who cares why they did it, the fact is they DID it. The problem is not the praise of DL; DL performed a nice act. Th...Jump to post
But AA would have to push control over to Delta or reissue those flight coupons. Airlines just can't arbitrarily try to "grab" an ETR. NWA had a program called BUMPs (Bring Us More Passengers). Sometimes NWA could get the coupon, sometimes they could not. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/d...Jump to post
Believe me- this is not true at all. I flew through T5 with B6 last month and the facility has significantly regressed since DL left. Furthermore, right before HA moved from 2-5, LAWA completed a pretty large scale remodel of T2. I will confess it has been a while since I have been through T5, but ...Jump to post
EK413 wrote:I really don’t see the big deal other than HA moving from a run down facility to a brand NEW facility? Yeah I’m sure that won’t go down well.
yabeweb wrote:Considering how Airbus (in a smart way i should add) did not take advantage of the situation, it would not be smart to antagonize them.
So it opens today and will be a panacea that will lower fares and stimulate traffic. :) https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2019/05/rise-of-the-low-cost-carriers-pivotal-in-mobiles-new-airport-opening.html https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/new-downtown-airport-opening-in-mobile/1967013063 https://www.mobi...Jump to post
AS is not making $ on the Virgin markets and with the present operating world, that's a real concern. For those with short memories, VX was not doing so great on those markets either. Plus it is not exactly a news flash that the integration is costly and not producing immediate benefits. This was a...Jump to post
I don't blame them. They're the largest single user of the airport and they're going to get punched in the mouth for something that isn't going to benefit them but will benefit their main rival at the airport. Yeah, no. Yet AS is happy to be the sole beneficiary of the North Satellite project, whil...Jump to post
Carriers continue to argue against any need of any carve-outs in markets like MIA-SCL claiming they are really competing against 6 other carriers on the route even though they are the sole nonstop operator and hold ~80% of the market. :sarcastic: Agreed - I'm hard pressed to see the market benefit ...Jump to post
keesje wrote:Boeing 737 is currently producting 52 a month, so many. And the Renton platform will fill up quickly, if they can't be ferried.
I wonder what the trip cost delta is for a CRJ 700 vs a CRJ 200 or a 50 seat ERJ.Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-refinery-delta-air-sale-exclusive/exclusive-delta-air-is-trying-to-sell-east-coast-refinery-sources-idUSKCN1PQ5QQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FbusinessNews+%28Business+N...Jump to post
Here's Delta's presser on SLC-SBA:
https://news.delta.com/new-year-new-des ... e-city-hub
SBA needs delta , this is great news. They need competition for airfares. Wow, the long rumored return of the widget to SBA! SBA has been on a real streak in the past couple of years, picking up mainline service from UA and AS. AA had mainline service for a bit, but I'm not seeing it on the schedul...Jump to post
Boeing Final 2018 Numbers Boeing (Final 2018): 1090 Gross Orders 893 Net Orders (675 x B737, 18 x B747, 40 x B767, 51 x B777, 109 x B787) Please go back and correct your figures. We all know here that the 747 and 767 are dead, so plainly you have made an error. :D Airbus end of November 2018 number...Jump to post
It does seem like a lot, except only ORD-EUG, IAH-ONT, and LAX-SCK are daily & year-round routes. ORD-YHZ and ORD-RDM are daily summer only. ORD-DRO, ORD-GJT, IAH-DRO, and IAD-TVC are Saturday only. ORD-VPS and ORD-ECP are Saturday/Sunday only. That's a longish ride in a CRJ-200. Not so major IM...Jump to post
If I recall correctly, SkyTeam maintains very strict 'hygiene rules', where they allow members only a limited quantity of codeshare ASMs with carriers from other alliances. This restricted the codeshare between CZ and AA notably. Now that CZ have announced they're leaving SkyTeam that opens the flo...Jump to post
roadrunner165 wrote:A memorandum of understanding with any Chinese entity should be taken with a grain of salt.
What air group? The B6 Pilots contract won't allow for all that horizon/skywest regional flying that props up Alaska mainline. There will not be a merger with AS that does not retain the AS regional flying. A contract for pilots at the merged airlines would involve fences for existing and ordered a...Jump to post
Yeah, SFO has been one big disappointment for AS. I didn't expect it to be as bad as it turned out there. I guess I underestimated UAs power at SFO. I think it's more that the new UA leadership is done with ceding market share. The result would have been much different a year or two earlier. Had VX...Jump to post
Unrelated to this conversation, but local news guy on the radio here in SB said third destination announcement is upcoming and mentioned "Utah." Sounding like the returning of Delta is around the corner? SBA-SLC is about 615 miles. I wonder if that fulls under the distance limit that DL i...Jump to post
If you read the article you know they did not say it is because of fees. They said it was because of "costs". That implies there's something more then fees that makes it expensive, otherwise they should have said fees. Although, if it costs $500,000 then I'd say that's a lot more than $75...Jump to post
Economy Plus = Premium Class?. Hell no. Never in my wildest dreams would I ever term Y+ premium anything. Not even on VS which has a separate cabin. and used to call it Premium Economy. Sorry about your "wild" dreams, but in FACT that is EXACTLY how AS labels its economy plus product. htt...Jump to post
What do you mean they were not in first class? I am on the Alaska airlines website right now and there are only two classes. Main cabin and first class. If seats were purchased for the premium cabin, which class besides first would be considered premium cabin if there are only two class of service?...Jump to post
If you would compare it with your house, the sales price of the house would not cover the loans + outstanding bills, that is your negative equity. If you have five houses you count one for the full price even if it has not been build yet. That is counting deferred cost as an asset. Your analogy is ...Jump to post