Out of the box thinking is a good thing, but it should make sense. I'm afraid this one doesn't make any sense. Of course frequent flying programs are a way to make customers pick your airline, if they fly more often. However for the people who fly less often they don't do much, those people would ne...Jump to post
And KLM flew them until 1985, 2 years after SAS.
British Airways received it's first 757 in 1983 and retired it's last 707 in 1984, there was one year in which they had both the 707 and the 757 in the fleet. Both were used on TATL routes.
Maybe China would have taken a bunch of them but that can't be said for certain. Aviation in China didn't mean that much in those days and where would they fly it anyway? They certainly wouldn't sell it to any western airline. Not that western airlines were interested, they thought of Russian aircra...Jump to post
If you don't check in by the cut off time, they cancel your reserved seat and possibly assign it to someone else. But should they have that right? After all you paid for that seat, regardless if you use it or not. If you don't use it, you paid for that seat to be empty. Not for it to be reassigned....Jump to post
Part of it is the security aspect too - you need to know who exactly is onboard. It would be if you had a guarantee that everybody who has checked in would actually fly, but that guarantee can't be given. You don't want to know how often someone doesn't show up for a flight which they have checked ...Jump to post
Even with only carry on luggage, you must checkin to get a boarding pass, which is required to go thru security. Which can also be a digital boarding pass, you don't have to obtain one from the check-in desk. You don't want to know how often I've flown with hand luggage only and used my phone as a ...Jump to post
Dalmd88 wrote:If you don't check in by the cut off time, they cancel your reserved seat and possibly assign it to someone else.
TUI Netherlands served MCO in the past (as did Martinair when it existed). It's not as big as MIA, but there is a market, albeit not that big as UK - MCO. Moreover, it will provide connections from scondary UK airports to MCO. TUI didn't serve MCO in the past, they served SFB instead. TUI UK moved ...Jump to post
AirKevin wrote:Yes, but out on the ramp? In a bag room somewhere? On a baggage cart somewhere? Another baggage claim belt? The taxiway? A runway? Where is there.
Man where to start. Once at an airline in IAH the inbound aircraft sat at a gate for over an hour because the jetbridge wouldn't work, meanwhile the ramp unloaded half the plane. It was closed back up and towed to another gate. A bunch of customers came to me and my partner asking where their bags ...Jump to post
Agreed about the AA bare metal livery, they kept it for way too long. Should have been retired decades earlier. It was okay when it was first introduced, it fitted the time. I wouldn't say it was one of the most beautiful liveries back then but it was acceptable. However when the time came to replac...Jump to post
Indeed large airports with a runway shortage like Heathrow often have long queues. There are simply too many flights, they're way exceeding their capacity. Small airports are usually the opposite, it can just be that your plane is the only plane on the entire airport. For example I've had this at GR...Jump to post
Just like the US version (found here: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1472473), but then for Europe. Of course Europe is a pretty broad term but let's say it's the EU and associated countries. Nothing beyond the Russia/Belarus/Ukraine border. Any route that realistically can ...Jump to post
ElroyJetson wrote:RIC-SLC MSP-DUB TPA-AMS MIA-TYO ORF-STL
TexasAirCorp wrote:Stick to US airports.
Two different business models, two markets that are extremely different. You can't compare B6 JFK-FLL to AMS-FUE 3 days a week, and the market segments as to who is actually traveling are markedly different. It's actually not that different when you think about it, in both markets there are premium...Jump to post
The fact AF-KL is keeping Transavia is because they know there is a large part of the traveling public that is willing to pay more not to fly on an LCC. Otherwise they would have created a mega LCC and would have gotten away with it. That is why they have adapted, they have listened to the consumer...Jump to post
History is also a great source to back what I am saying so I remain unconvinced in the absence of concrete examples that back your claims. What you don't understand about FR is that they didn't just become what they are today by eliminating their competition but by actually creating a whole new mar...Jump to post
As for Ryanair, they have not done exactly that. They have actually failed in certain markets such as FRA (just one example). Also, when was the last time FR actually drove an airline into bankruptcy? Was it Malev back in 2012? That's almost a decade ago. Meanwhile European aviation market keeps on...Jump to post
They should immediately begin merger talks with Alaska. There are no other moves to play. Which is kind of difficult since Alaska is already in bed with American Airlines, which is the reason Alaska became a OneWorld member. While technically a different airline, in reality AS is just an extension ...Jump to post
jplatts wrote:CVG-IAH/HOU with UA down to 2x daily nonstops on CVG-IAH and with WN having already dropped CVG-HOU nonstop service
Fall is a bit tricky since it could be either the end of the summer schedule or the beginning of the winter schedule. Usually the summer schedule runs until the end of October while the winter schedule starts in November, however there are exceptions. Anyway, if you're planning for a trip in October...Jump to post
Same route, but in the opposite direction. I had booked a city trip to Pisa for a couple of days. Those Ryanair flights cost almost nothing, so why not? Anyway, I showed up at Eindhoven and the aircraft for that flight was EI-DCY, a 737-800. Nothing special about that, those Ryanair aircraft are all...Jump to post
Slovakia only has Smartwings Slovakia, which is a subsidiary of the Czech-based airline Smartwings. It's the only airline with a Slovakian AOC that has scheduled flights, but in how far can a subsidiary of a foreign airline really called a national airline? Other than that Slovakia has a few charter...Jump to post
So it seems despite all the moaning about Eurowhite liveries it turns out people do like them after all :lol: You never heard me moan about them, in fact I liked them from the very beginning. Sure, some Eurowhite liveries are more beautiful than others but the concept has always been good. Before E...Jump to post
Surprisingly PDX-MIA is unserved. Those are two rather major airports. As an alternative, PDX-FLL is served by B6 but no airline flies PDX-MIA. I think it might be the largest gap in the US when it comes to potential capacity.
As for possible airlines to fly it, AS could out of PDX or AA out of MIA.
I was recently talking to a friend about whether Virgin Australia could/should rebrand as Ansett. They thought they should as it was a respected brand, long history, much nostalgia etc. I pointed out that someone who was 40 when Ansett went into liquidation will now be 60, while someone who is 40 n...Jump to post
I always enjoyed finding out what the airport codes stood for when they weren't obvious like SEA, SFO, CLE, PIT etc. One that stumped me forever was FCA for Kalispell, Montana. Only when I did a road trip to visit Glacier Natlonal Park and I drove by the airport en-route did the answer become clear...Jump to post
Indeed, overseas is just used as a substitute for international. It doesn't actually have to involve flying over water, it means landing in a different country than where you took off. International doesn't have to mean long haul, there are some very short international flights that only just cross ...Jump to post
Regarding the colored underbelly, now that I think about it, it’s not Eurowhite by definition as the fuselage isn’t 100% white. In that case, a lot of liveries that most people consider to be Eurowhite aren't really Eurowhite. For example British Airways and the old Icelandair. The old Lufthansa is...Jump to post
Is the concept of flying down to Washington DC from New York for the day on business still a thing? No, it isn't a thing anymore and for such short distances that's a good thing. Those regional flights are mainly feeder flights, they're not meant for commuter traffic. For that, Amtrak provides a be...Jump to post
Yeah, my wife and check on all flights no matter the length of stage or length of trip. Just don't want to bother with hauling stuff through the terminal/club. And we always have priority tags so the wait at the carousel isn't usually that bad. Worst case we just get a cocktail airside when we get ...Jump to post
@PatrickZ80 - PSA had frequent (hourly?) flights between LAX/BUR/SNA and SFO/SJC/OAK, memory may be failing me on the details. WN sort of fills that gap today. But is there room for another frequent service airline on the west coast today? And would there be room for a successor to the Eastern shut...Jump to post
I think the chances of success for a revived airline brand are almost zero. In most cases those brand names are damaged, after all they went down for a reason. People will associate the new airline with the things that brought the old airline down. One other key factor is how much the nostalgia fans...Jump to post
ARN, OSL, CPH, BCN, MXP.
That's it as far as my list goes.
“Hire expensive union labor” ?! When was the last time some of you flew, 1970? Nonetheless, handlers at airports got their tariffs for checked luggage regardless what their staff is paid for it. And it's not just the staff that costs money, it's the equipment and check-in desks as well. There are d...Jump to post
1) Are we forever stuck with this stupid practice of unbuckling and standing in the aisle the literal millisecond the airplane comes to a stop? Followed by the inevitable morons from the back rows trying to push toward the front at an airport where connections are very unlikely? I'm afraid so, howe...Jump to post
There is already a similar threat to this one:
My answer is in there.
BoeingERJ1000 wrote:I'm gonna post it here because that thread is already 6+ months old.
Similar to PEK, SGN, RGN, BOM, and MAA. Talking about MAA, I keep confusing that with Maastricht Aachen Airport in the Netherlands which is actually MST. After all, MST also uses the abbreviation MAA to market itself. As for Chennai, I understand the MAA code was based on it's former name Madras. I...Jump to post
theasianguy wrote:For the US, I think San Diego and Philadelphia are the top examples.
One example that comes to my mind is Malmö, Sweden. Malmö does have it's own airport (MMX), but the city is actually closer to Copenhagen airport (CPH) just across the border. In the old days it took a ferry to get you from Malmö to Copenhagen so it wasn't actually that convenient. But since the bri...Jump to post
Kilopond wrote:BGO would pefectly fit Bergamo, IT but it is actually assinged to Bergen, NO and Bergamo has to cope with BGY.
also just a quickly as i am a Brit from the UK but flying from Germany into the states does my travel visa still apply from the UK as i am not flying from there?, or would it be different as i am travelling from Germany? It doesn't make any difference. There is no pre-clearance on this flight, your...Jump to post
You don't get that way by offering "zero value for foreign visitors" :roll: There is a fair bit of inbound demand to Las Vegas indeed, however I feel those airlines are targeting outbound demand as well. People living in the greater Las Vegas area wanting to visit Europe. Since there are ...Jump to post