This seems like a great add. Right now the only TATL service from LAS to a traditional European connecting hub is BA to LHR. There should be plenty of room for KL to fill up a flight to AMS as well (especially considering the fact that there should be plenty of SkyTeam frequent fliers in Vegas due t...Jump to post
B6 would be very happy if DL block off a large gate for large part of the afternoon on a flight to leisure spot if that means the gate won't be used for high frequency domestic business routes. DL doesn't block off Terminal A gates for any extended period with the transatlantic widebodies. Those pl...Jump to post
If this comes to fruition, I'd expect it to be summer-only on a 752. Portugal is a hot market right now and DL seems to have seen a lot of success with their recent adds, so this wouldn't surprise me as a next logical addition. Also, I don't think the feed at BOS would be a problem. In addition to g...Jump to post
That brings EW to six U.S. routes from two German bases, if I'm not mistaken: DUS-RSW DUS-MIA DUS-EWR DUS-JFK MUC-LAS MUC-RSW I could see DUS-LAX being next on the radar. On a separate note, this removes EWR-DUS from the UA/LH transatlantic JV, no? I assume UA will still codeshare on the service, be...Jump to post
Delta never made a dime in JFK-TYO. And, judging by the capacity offered by JAL and ANA, they don't make much either. "Prestige" don't equal "Profits" in the airline business. I refuse to believe that no one makes money between two of the world's largest cities and largest metro...Jump to post
These JD Power awards are way too hard to follow. For example, this year, ORD was ranked the #1 best Connect”ed” hub in America... "Best connected" meaning that ORD has the most different domestic connections possible within a 3-hour window of any airport in the country. I'm understanding...Jump to post
If anybody wants to see ship 1401 and 1402 side by side. Come out to SLC in the morning from 10 to 11 Gates D1 D3. You will see the last two domestic widebodies. The flight to ATL and HNL leave within an hour of each other. You'll have to go soon - the ATL-SLC-HNL-SLC-ATL rotation gets upgauged to ...Jump to post
My goodness. When will it end?
Hopefully they'll at least codeshare with AS so they can fill up their flights with tourists connecting from elsewhere in the U.S....
I honestly think the best chance for DL to return to HKG would be from JFK or LAX. Both are huge markets with a good premium component. The downside for each route is the level of competition - LAX-HKG has AA plus 3x daily CX and now HX as well, and JFK has 3x daily CX (not counting the one-stop via...Jump to post
The problem for DL on BOS-SEA is that it has the worst FC product on a route that does need some paid FC revenue. Over on FT forum, people are noticing how terrible it is compared to not just B6 but even AS. Overtime, I think DL will further weaken here. I don't think DL will let up in this market ...Jump to post
Regarding the DL changes: 1) Are the adjustments in SNA potentially due to changes in allocated slots? It's not just DTW-SNA that is seeing a reduction, but also JFK-SNA and LAS-SNA. A total of 11 weekly frequencies cut. 2) I wonder if DL's seeing a decline in corporate traffic through PIA since Cat...Jump to post
When DL did an LAX build up in the late 2000s, they had a fair number of ER4s involved, flying to smaller cities in western Mexico, etc. That build up didn't last very long, though. The next time DL built up LAX they used 2-class RJs, and that one has stuck.Jump to post
Interesting that they will fly to TXL from JFK and not from EWR, where the rest of their NYC operation is... I'm guessing it'll be a super late departure since there aren't really any prime time afternoon/evening slots available at JFK these days.Jump to post
FSDan wrote:alan3 wrote:-Denver is the 2nd largest US hub without service by a Caribbean airline (What is the 1st?)
LAX? The only Caribbean service I'm aware of at LAX is a seasonal Saturday-only LAX-MBJ on AA.
The only real surprises to me in these route announcements are PHL-BLQ and PHL-DBV (both good surprises!), and to some extent ORD-MAN being dropped. AA couldn't make PHL-FRA work year-round, so I'm not at all surprised to see that go. I'm hopeful that they'll restart JFK-FRA at some point with a com...Jump to post
This has to be the first time AA has operated a widebody between ORD and SFO in quite some time. Can anyone confirm when the last widebody was operated on this route??? Probably back in the late 2000s or very early 2010s... I remember AA used to fly a daily 763 on ORD-SFO, back when the rest of the...Jump to post
As for domestic ops, how would a PHL-EYW/ABQ/TUS sound All three I feel would be good options. I feel EYW would be seasonal and others at least 2x per day No way ABQ or TUS would be more than once per day, if they were to happen at all. AA tried JFK-TUS a winter or two again and dropped it like a h...Jump to post
If I were AA I'd leave most of the existing short/mid haul network from JFK intact. They need to maintain competitive frequencies and product in JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO in particular, but I think it's also important that they continue to serve SEA, SAN, and LAS at least 1-2x daily. I'm guessing most of ...Jump to post
nine4nine wrote:I’ve flown some 3rd world Airlines that make some of the AA fleet look like an agricultural animal hauler.
It is a case of AA (actually US Air) trying to emulate the UA (CO) and DL (NW) mergers too late. As others have said, both UA and DL gained complementary advantages. AA/US Air brought no such advantage, but AA was forced to divest slots. This has enabled DL to dominate both at NYC airports and DCA....Jump to post
Pretty cocky of him to make bold statements. As anyone with a business sense knows, its all cyclical and what is strong today, won't be at some point. We are already seeing it as UA has passed AA and is creeping up on him. Looks like they have finally gotten over the "Jeff" fiasco and con...Jump to post
As expected, given the range and capacity of that aircraft. To pabloeing, EWR-MAD seems like a fair bet, although maybe not right away during the slower winter season (763 or 764 might be better suited until the summer high season). I could also see EWR-EZE (winter), EWR-DUB, EWR-BCN, and EWR-FCO (s...Jump to post
I'm not an insider by any means, but I can tell you what I've observed over the years. It seems that airlines in the US typically solidify their schedules about 60-90 days out. There are certainly cases where routes are dropped with fairly short notice (sometimes just a few weeks), but usually it'll...Jump to post
With all this recent longhaul growth by UA, it shouldn't be too long before they overtake AA as the world's largest carrier again. It'll be like the 90s all over again, 1) UA, 2) AA, 3) DL. Jeremy Actually, I think UA is still quite significantly behind AA and DL because they're so much smaller on ...Jump to post
EWR makes sense due to being in the NYC metro area and allowing for connections with UA's hub there.
I'd still like to see TK serve DTW-IST (maybe 5x weekly A330). They'd be a good option for the DTW-Lebanon/Iraq market, and maybe some DTW-India traffic.
LAS surprises me - there must be a huge number of air taxi operations, because last I checked there were fewer than 500 (or maybe just over 500, I don't remember...) scheduled daily departures, while the rest of the airports on this list typically are comfortably over 600 scheduled daily departures.Jump to post
It would appear that the non ER 763 Pratts are sticking around for a while. Other threads said they were gone at the beginning of 2018 The original plan was to retire them after the NFL season, Delta decided to hang on to them for a little bit. I did some dummy booking last week and so far as it se...Jump to post
I am sure DL will be re-arranging schedules to get the best product on the most competitive routes in the mean time, bc as you say, 3 years is a long time. Hence why a few months back DL moved LHR to an all-763 station, whereas it had previously seen a lot of 764 action. This next summer DL will be...Jump to post
I hear that American Airlines plans to retire their Airbus A330-300 fleet by the end of the decade, around 2019 Try next year, as in, a few months from now. The E190s will be retired in 2019. If the A333 is being retired in a few months then why does AA still have it in their schedule over the summ...Jump to post
I'm not entirely surprised that demand hasn't dropped. The shooting was pretty clearly a one-off incident, and as far as I'm aware it hasn't caused long term closures of the city's main attractions. This type of incident seems just as likely to occur in any other major city in the U.S., so why would...Jump to post
Correct me if I am wrong, but there will have to be some domestic repositioning on the IND-CDG flight because there is no CDG-IND leg on May 24th only a IND-CDG leg... There will be a positioning ferry that usually occurs before the inaugural but after that, the aircraft will do a scissor routing f...Jump to post
I didn't see JFK-ACC on the list of aircraft usage above. Based on the list it looks like the 767 fleet is stretched as is. Does JFK-ACC stay 767? JFK-ACC stays 763-low J next summer. It wasn't listed because there is no change to aircraft usage. What has changed is the timing of the flight. The re...Jump to post
*DL ATL-SJU NOV 4>2.0 DEC 5>2 JAN 5>2 FEB 4>2 MAR 4>2 *DL DTW-SJU DEC 0.4>0 JAN 0.3>0 FEB 0.1>0 MAR 0.2>0 APR 0.1>0 *DL JFK-SJU NOV 3>2.0 DEC 4>2 JAN 4>2 FEB 3>2 MAR 3>2 Atlanta and New York only get reductions in service to San Juan while Detroit gets all service completely eliminated? Very unfort...Jump to post
Nice! I think AA will beat F9 (or at least hold their own) on PHL-MSN, with all the various connecting opportunities at PHL onwards to Europe and the Northeast. I'm glad their utilizing large RJs rather than CR2s! Overall, these four stations were definitely some of the most glaring gaps in AA's net...Jump to post
As of now, it seems there will be considerably less capacity to SNN from the U.S. next summer. UA is dropping ORD-SNN and DL is moving JFK-SNN from the 763 back down to the 752... UA will have EWR-SNN, AA will have PHL-SNN, and EI will have JFK-SNN and BOS-SNN, with all routes operated by 752 aircra...Jump to post
Hi all, All three U.S. majors are receiving new widebodies in 2018 - mostly 787s and A350s. Can anyone provide additional details about numbers and timelines? AA 787-9s - Fleet currently stands at 11. How many are coming in 2018, and when? It looks like at least 14 or 15 will be required to operate ...Jump to post
DFWandOMA wrote:jgcotter wrote:Another 767-300 retirement to ROW today.
N376AN / 376
How many more will be retired this year?
Out of interest, does anyone know if the 739s that don't yet have scimitars tend to fly shorter routes like ATL-Florida where there wouldn't be as much fuel savings? Or do they rotate around the network?
The 757s are very close to being complete! It's been a long time coming!
Does any airline doing domestic flights with widebodies use those widebodies on Long Haul & Domestic in order to balance the number of cycles? Or just a widebody Domestic stay only on Domestic network? DL uses their international 767-300ERs and 767-400ERs on NYC-LAX/SFO, and also tends to put m...Jump to post
Re AA JFK-SFO - Is 5x competitive against DL's 8x, B6's 6x (+1x to OAK/SJC), VX 6x (and 3x from EWR), and UA 15x (from EWR)? It will offer the fewest options to the Bay Area by a fairly notable margin, which is the opposite of its presence on JFK-LAX. Obviously LAX is a AA hub and SFO is not, but t...Jump to post