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
Keith2004 wrote:Why not have the other couple sit in coach since the Gay Couple was already seated in First Class.
F27500 wrote:DDR wrote:Why didn't the flight attendant just say that UA does not serve pre-packaged peanuts. His response was a little "dramatic."
An overly dramatic flight attendant? You're joking!
“Raft of the Medusa” I had to google. Aptivaboy, that reference is freakin’ awesome! I have to add that to “go pound sand.” I’d never seen that phrase before reading some angry back-and-forth on this fine website. The 737-900ER is perfectly labeled “Raft of the Medusa.” Thank you! I think you are d...Jump to post
Alaska receives something like 1.8 million+ tourists in a period of just a few months in the summer, 20 daily 739's on SEA-ANC in the summer aren't just getting filled with business and local traffic. AS also has the second highest number of flights to Hawaii after United I believe in terms of freq...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:673 orders and commitments announced at the show, includes 145 unidentified orders previously booked
I found having a value on a Y seat interesting. AS noted adding each Y seat adds $400,000 in revenue per year, why they are going with smaller Rockwell-Collins lavatories: https://www.bloombergquint.com/pursuits/2018/07/09/it-s-not-your-imagination-airline-restrooms-are-getting-smaller BTW reading ...Jump to post
I'd put my money on F9 to DEN, MCO, and maybe LAS. They are due for a schedule extension at this point. G4 hasn't been expanding much due to the MD retirements. NK I could see maybe to MCO and FLL, but given the timing I think F9 is more likely. You win the bet! :bigthumbsup: :bigthumbsup: :bigthum...Jump to post
My vote is going to G4 with some Florida routes. Been there, done that. :!: G4 tried HSV-LAS starting September 21st 2007 and dropped the route on December 11th. Orlando flights began in November 2007 and service to FLL started on December 11th. G4 exited both markets on May 31st 2008. Business tra...Jump to post
JetBuddy wrote:I would think that this is because of the radiation they experience flying. Every 2 hours or so is equal to a typical thorax x-ray. At least that's what I've read.
I agree that some slots at JFK should be given to UA, and I agree that UA should be accommodated at JFK. Why, because UA-CO have been so generous in accommodating newcomers at Fort Newark? And UA didn't just give away its slots when it left JFK, it sold them off to DL, so what's good for the goose....Jump to post
B757Forever wrote:I think he is referring to factory-built freighters in the article. I haven't seen any evidence that there is a demand to perform P2F on the pax versions.
bob75013 wrote:DL shouldn't be allowed t expand at ATL or DTW or SLC.
Why would the Delta pilots consider relaxing scope when they've seen that holding the line on seat capacity and MTOW caused Delta to bring in the 717s for Delta pilots to fly? I can certainly understand why the pilots would not want to give on seat capacity. I am a bit more puzzled on MTOW, where t...Jump to post
If a plane flies say 10 hours a day, and 300 days a year, that's 3,000 hours a year. How can there be *that* much penny-pinching by the airlines on a higher paid pilot. Even at $50/hr difference per chair that is $30,000 per year per plane. 100 planes and that is 3,000,000. Am I missing something? ...Jump to post
The only urgent need is the fact that the A321neo is 25% more efficient than the 752 and that's a lot of money they'd be leaving on the table by not making the switch on the longer routes. With 100 firm orders it will be very hard to explain to shareholders why the gas guzzling 752 are not being re...Jump to post