I wonder if it extends to flight crew? Imagine the feeling of walking to your gate at LAX, passing all the VS, BA, LH crews in their smart uniforms while wearing your Goofy Ears. People that work for Disney are generally the kind of people that would enjoy such a thing. No one forced them to sign up.Jump to post
So how many fish does it take for Icelandair to be profitable on a route?Jump to post
it'd likely take several weeks, if not months, before they can be retrofit to meet WN specs. Granted, we don't know if - or when - the 3M8s will be airworthy, but I'd venture that WN isn't the only operator out there which could potentially be looking for some used - and airworthy - 737s. I don't t...Jump to post
Thanks as always! A search of WC produces Islena De Inversiones - in Honduras. So what's up w/the DAL flights?? Haven't seen anything about this in our local media. I saw that same airline when looking at the Wiki. However, there's no way an airline from Honduras would fly Aspen to Dallas/Houston. ...Jump to post
BPT (Beaumont, TX) was briefly served in the early days of Southwest. I'm pretty sure BPT's opening and closing predates service to Stapleton. DET (City), and IAH are the other pre merger WN stations that have closed and never returned. SFO was dropped for a few years but has since returned. JAN (J...Jump to post
Sully is not that impressed: https://twitter.com/Captsully/status/1148728847074041856 I'm honestly tired of hearing about what Sully thinks. He is hands down better to listen to than the "aviation experts" on CNN or that totally annoying Richard Quest. Now that I do agree with. Add Scary ...Jump to post
shankly wrote:Sully is not that impressed:
It wasn't that long ago that Delta bought up nearly all the MD-90s in the world and completely refurbished them. That seems like such a waste if they are already planning to retire them. It was even more recent that we were on the verge of a cockpit update to the MD-88. They said had the update gon...Jump to post
MSPNWA wrote:It's still safe to put money down that the MD-90s will be gone sooner than 2022 (as we've seen before, DL plays it hush-hush about things less than flattering to investors). Already today it's an expensive subfleet. Dragging it out makes no sense economically.
Those living in Vancouver would probably find a much better deal flying out of PAE instead of BLI. I think, without traffic, you are looking at an extra hour drive, plus the more expensive parking, starting at $20 a day at PAE. With weekday afternoon traffic, you could easily be looking at a minimu...Jump to post
Wow ONT is extremely high considering the economics of the area. They just raised parking fees in the airport lots too.Jump to post
canyonblue17 wrote:About how far is this from Victorville Airport?
Runway is only 75 ft. wide Airport has no terminal or ARFF Runway has 30,000 lb single wheel weight limit (enough for an E-120 but not much bigger) Runway lacks a precision approach or even precision runway markings I agree, that if there was to be another commercial airport in Southern California ...Jump to post
Isn't WN retired 737 classic in bulk because of pilot's rating issues (can't operate 3 generations of 737 at the same time), those 737 should be able to resume to services with minimum efforts. If the grounding will continue until 2020, it may be worth to call those classic back to services. This i...Jump to post
A WN plane in the Georgia One livery will likely happen since WN has a focus city at ATL and since Georgia is the only state with a WN focus city that doesn't already have a WN plane in a special state livery. IIRC the threshold is 30% state market share O&D. Although there's not too many large...Jump to post
The only airline I would seriously consider to have any kind of hub at MCO is maybe B6, and a weak one at that. Are you really forgetting WN's nearly 30% market share at MCO? Compared to JetBlue's almost 13%. Heck, even DL and AA beat B6 in MCO. Well that, and NK operates an actual international sc...Jump to post
Which is of course, a complete misnomer, as both airports have airlines that specifically schedule connecting flights with calculated transfer flow, making them hubs in every sense of the word. Heck, multiple airlines at MCO; both domestically and internationally. The only airline I would seriously...Jump to post
It seems that AS could consolidate to 1 gate at DAL and leave one for DL.Jump to post
holeham wrote:Big cut on the FLL-TPA route by WN. Is that MAX related? I wouldn’t think so but who knows.
Austin787 wrote:After AA retires their last MD80, there will still be opportunities to fly on MD80s. Delta will continue flying its MD88s, MD90s, and 717s for the next several years.
According to Taos Air's website, all flights are suspended for the summer - but will be returning for the Winter ski season. I can't help but feel somewhat of a deja vu when we've seen similar things happen with Via Air and CPAir over the past few months. My question is though, where did their Dorni...Jump to post
MO11 wrote:Are these retirements contingent on the MAX8 coming back? Those airplanes are in the schedule on September 4.
Are you recommending that the tug driver be banned from driving ever again? That's seems to be your motto... Well, he should certainly be banned from ever driving anything around an airport again, if he was texting and driving. Imagine if he'd hit a fuel truck, or worse, a person. At any rate, he w...Jump to post
It was explained that it was hit by a baggage tug 3 weeks ago, employee was texting and driving. Damage was more extensive than expected (fuel and hydraulic lines) and was bought by DL's insurance company. Both engines currently removed. Sounds like a write-off. This info is from an ATL airport man...Jump to post
I doubt the folks at GE Capital care too much about the type of engines an aircraft has... They’re investment guys making money for their business unit and obviously they thought the terms of this deal were good for them. Good luck to Mr. Neeleman on this venture, it’s always fun to watch someone t...Jump to post
During the Council budget hearing last week, the airport director was saying that if he had his current information when he created the budget proposal a few months ago that he would have budgeted even higher growth. Basically hinting something may be in discussion with at least one airline. I real...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:Folks, please read the forum rules. It is the sticky post at the start of the forums.
Do not discuss other users.
It even points out not to be pedantic on gramer.
So I guess that makes DL TraderJoe's or WholeFoods. And AA is Aldi? AA is more like the corner bodega with expired fruit/meat and super-high prices if that corner bodega were a nationwide chain. So far we have: WN - Target (not Super Target) DL - Whole Foods AA - Corner Bodega ( with stale food and...Jump to post
Austin had a ton of diversions today from DFW/DAL. Most notable were an AA 772, AA MD80 and an SQ 744. I saw an AA 772 at, I believe, gate 2, a DL gate, yesterday (Monday) morning. DFW had storms again the evening prior. Nice eye candy, since the BA and LH jumbos don't visit AUS until the late afte...Jump to post
Source? I can't seem to recall the last time a plane crashed into a Manhattan building since 9/11. Google is your friend. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2006_New_York_City_plane_crash I googled before I posted the message and all I could find was the AA flight to Santo Domingo that crashed in Queens...Jump to post
CLJFlyer wrote:Aesma wrote:Airplanes have crashed into Manhattan buildings before and since 9/11.
Source? I can't seem to recall the last time a plane crashed into a Manhattan building since 9/11.
Sadly, there is a reason I have the 'mcdu' bozo blocked. I never said 'All' Hawaiians. The words 'All', 'Never', 'Always' and the like are rarely accurate. The couple I spoke with travel frequently and shared their views with me, that's all. All I'm saying is that it's clear that the folks in Hawai...Jump to post
Even with all this growth, we can totally get by with just three new gates for the foreseeable future, which won't be ready until at least 2021, and which may or may not have a secure customs walkway so that the gate area(s) don't have to be completely cleared when an int'l flight arrives. :roll: T...Jump to post
The City Council will review the new fiscal year budget for the airport on Monday. In the budget, FAT estimates in fiscal year 2020 it will handle 2,033,600 passengers. Fiscal year 2019 ending on June 30 is projected by the airport to see 1,888,200 passengers. So an estimated 7.7% growth for FY2020...Jump to post
The BIG question mark - and I'm sure the dealbreaker, unless I'm corrected by someone on here - is whether or not the I.E. demographics can support and sustain Hawaiian service from ONT. The IE sends a large number of visitors to Hawaii. From the Hawaii 2017 Visitor Statistics, table #19 (2018 has ...Jump to post
There isn't a snowflake let alone a snowball in hell chance of ever seeing a 737-300 flying for Southwest again. Not a single pilot at WN can even fly them anymore and the time it would take a train an even relatively small group would probably take longer than the remainder of the grounding. Not to...Jump to post
No way Addison has capacity for even 25 more jets being stationed there. Alliance Fort Worth would be my bet, or something south of town. Love field is still the ideal business jet airport tho, for downtown dallas. Just got out of Addison this afternoon, great business airport. Seemed a little too ...Jump to post