In 1990 the average load factor on a Domestic US flight was 59%. In 2018 it was 84%. The question is a false premise because they never did "fill up the widebodies in the old days".Jump to post
This might be a stupid question but after looking at popular flights in the US the majority of the time out of the majors united is the cheapest option, (obviously spirit is cheapest). So being that united is pricing it’s economy flights the lowest I would expect them to have the highest load facto...Jump to post
EI BOS-SNN JAN 0.2>0.9[0.2] FEB 0>0.9
That's odd. Out in Feb? 1 month?
*EI JFK-SNN JAN 0.9>0.2[0.8] FEB 0.9>0[0.9]
Of course. It's Economics 101. Pepsi and Coke are another classic example. It is in their interest to be 50:50 and keep the barriers of entry high enough for a third player to bite the dust even before they've gotten started. They are 50:50 (or close to it) only because Pepsi is more diversified. I...Jump to post
For anyone interested, this is what this July is shaping up to look like: Number of departures: AL….Deps….YOY….YOY % UA….496.......37...........+7% WN....216.........9...........+4% F9........85.......18.........+21% Number of seats: AL….Seats….YOY….YOY % UA….52,310…4,080….+8% WN…32,864….985…...+3% ...Jump to post
It's worth noting that those are the journalists words and not a quote from the airline. Which is fine... Journalists paraphrase in articles where appropriate. If they're summarizing a briefing where many topics were discussed, it's not always appropriate to post direct quotes. It is also entirely ...Jump to post
The full integration of Virgin America and its fleet of Airbus jets into Alaska Airlines is within sight, executives said. And the new flights out of Paine Field in Everett have yielded very positive results. [/i] https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/despite-snowstorm-and-price-wa...Jump to post
So is this a route revival? Personally, anything that is gone for more than a couple years is "new" again. In this case UA is a new entity vs when it was served before and the previous service was so limited that I don't really think there is much sense in calling it anything other than &...Jump to post
I was living in Seattle when they cancelled it. Flew that flight many many times, and was always full. Not to mention, you could always find award space on it. Why on earth did they cancel it? SEA-NRT is a very profitable route! So you state it was always full, then state that there were always che...Jump to post
March data is scheduled to be released June 13th.
It just seems politically motivated, thick glass ceiling type of corporate work culture. . http://ir.united.com/corporate-governance/company-leadership UA has many women in senior roles. It's not 50/50 (yet) but it's certainly been trending the right direction. Care to back up your statement? What ...Jump to post
This thread is littered with mistakes and inaccuracies. 1. AC flies YVR-BOS and UA flies YVR-IAD, so the OP should do some research before posting inaccuracies. 2. AC started YVR-BOS in 2017, so this year will mark the 3rd season for the route, not second. 3. The notion that people going from Asia/...Jump to post
N649DL wrote:It just seems politically motivated, thick glass ceiling type of corporate work culture.
enilria wrote:It's fair point, but the head of planning was announced this week. So he will probably start clearing the queue of decisions.
I'm just going to keep this list running until AS actually updates their schedule: 2/17: last real update http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1415825 2/24: Added one LAX-DAL Sep-Nov 3/3: One small change to August ANC-SCC 3/10: no changes 3/17: One June change to ANC-DUT 3/24: no ...Jump to post
B6 achieves a RASM premium to the big 3 in almost every Mint market it competes in vs the big 3 B6 is #4 in PRASM on NYC-SFO, also #4 on NYC-LAX. They are also behind UA in BOS-SFO, which leads me to say you should really preface your claim with "in markets where the big three aren't flying a ...Jump to post
It's an expectedly poor fit with the A320, but I think it looks great on the 757 and the RJ.
It's a globe, it should have a bulge. Can totally make it work.
Here is the image without having to use a link: https://i.imgur.com/dVpGN5A_d.jpg?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium Well the black line could have used the blue and purple colors as suggested earlier in the concepts but otherwise the Global is an improvement over the current boring o...Jump to post
The tail looks awesome!Jump to post
Haha. According to people on here the lack of Alaska’s schedule changes either means the airline has stabilized or is in trouble. This site is funny. Maybe...just maybe...the current schedules are working well enough. So dramatic. It is incredibly unusual. The people saying things have "stabil...Jump to post
LotsaRunway wrote:What’s up with all the year over year AA cuts at ORD in January? I know it’s a slow month, but it was slow last January too.
Looks like WN is trimming a bunch of long flying.
I kind of wondered if Alaska's schedule have stabilized some since there hasn't been that much churn in their schedules from this post's POV. I doubt it. Something is wrong at AS HQ. They haven't made a meaningful update to their schedule in over 2 months: 2/17: last real update http://www.airliner...Jump to post
Airports take a % of total sales at all of the restaurants. CFA is closed on one of the busiest days of the week. If they can replace them with someone who who will do anywhere near the same amount of sales then it is a revenue bonus for the airport. The only reason CFA is allowed to operate at DFW...Jump to post
Not really in this case. Remember, G4 is a relative new comer to VPS and has only served the airport for a few years. G4's arrival didn't cause lease rates to plunge, nor will their shifting to a different terminal cause rates to shoot back up. The existing VPS terminal has relatively low costs as ...Jump to post
The real reason for this is that it allows Allegiant to break off from the standard lease rates other airlines will be required to pay. This will allow G4 to have a structural advantage at VPS that others will not be able to match. This is magnified because if you pull G4 enplanents out of the base ...Jump to post
July 2019 Destinations:
But AA is showing an 8.2% YoY reduction for 2019 only with one single week of data correct? The week of 4/14/2019 compared to the equivalent week in 2018? I was under the impression that's how enrilia's threads worked but maybe I have that wrong. My data is a full year pull inclusive of all days as...Jump to post
I don't eat at CFA because their politics are appalling. However, from a purely business perspective having a CFA at your airport is poor business for the airport. Airports take a % of total sales at all of the restaurants. CFA is closed on one of the busiest days of the week. If they can replace th...Jump to post
These talks of AA cuts are just not factual....or honest. https://i.imgur.com/mDtqJ9c.png And yet if we widen the lens a bit and use comprehensive data you're... well... wrong: https://i.imgur.com/NszrVCY.jpg Source: OAG AA and US shown together to account for the merger. You're not great at this. ...Jump to post
Delta's scope restrictions apply to: segment length (statue miles-based). A high percentage of RJ flying must be under 900SM. The vast majority of RJ flying must be from hub cities or strong focus cities. Very little non-hub point to point flying. A very small percentage (single digit) of RJ flying...Jump to post
No JFK is just not the HUB you want it to be. Its a business oriented OD hub not a connection hub. 70 flights a day is hardly a hub. AA at BOS is larger - they notably don't call it a hub DL at CVG is larger - not a hub DL at RDU is larger - not a hub AA in their own materials does not call JFK a h...Jump to post
WN probably does have the capability to operate redeyes out of Hawaii that depart from Hawaii after 11:00 PM Hawaii Time as WN already operates some flights in the Eastern U.S. that depart between 5:00 AM and 6:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time (which would be between 11:00 PM and 12:00 AM Hawaii Time). ...Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:Is AA really down to 70 at JFK?
An interesting aside, for that day above there are 30(!) carriers with only a single departure at JFK. Plus another 13 that have 2.Jump to post
For a peak day this upcoming Summer (not an exhaustive list of all carriers but it's most of them):
JFK - 639 : DL 240 / B6 173 / AA 70 / AS 14
EWR - 633 : UA 432 / DL 35 / AA 27 / B6 26 / WN 18 / AC 16
LGA - 582 : DL 279 / AA 167 / UA 40 / WN 35 / AC 21 / B6 18
http://i68.tinypic.com/24zivzm.jpg http://i66.tinypic.com/fk9xeo.jpg Ok.... I'm sorry. I'm done after this. Here's my final hypothesis for the new livery. I added the grey belly, because on the "Her Art Here" 757 templates, the belly was sectioned off as if it was going to be painted. I a...Jump to post
burnsie28 wrote:What's interesting is that the billboard titles match those that United denied were images of the leaked new livery...
Here are a few screenshots from the sim of the design I did yesterday. I think the light blue globe would look nice. Not sure about the purple winglets though. It makes me think of the March Of Dimes livery. Illustrates well why they won't extend the globe onto the fuselage like that. Looks awful f...Jump to post
“Voting should begin by the end of today.” Said United in a Twitter message after I asked them. As some of you said, seeing this will give us a better idea of the livery. They posted the samples on social media and the tails appear to have been intentionally left blank. https://hub.united.com/her-a...Jump to post
DFW still has KEF. American Airlines, seasonal. 3 carriers jumped on the route, one is left. I wonder how much longer this route will last being that it is a "dead end" destination for AA. AA has talked about making it a year-round flight so... I wouldn’t say it’ll go away any time soon. ...Jump to post
Man, the cuts by AS at SFO just keep coming! Oh, wait... So I’ve mentioned this before, but after the VP of network at AS left in NOV they have basically frozen these sorts of strategy changes until the job is filled. It still is not, but will be soon. I think SFO’s future is job one for the new pe...Jump to post
AS SFO-SNA SEP 5>6 OCT 5>6 Man, the cuts by AS at SFO just keep coming! Oh, wait... So I’ve mentioned this before, but after the VP of network at AS left in NOV they have basically frozen these sorts of strategy changes until the job is filled. It still is not, but will be soon. I think SFO’s...Jump to post
I don't know where you are getting your data from but there are 213 flights tomorrow SYD-MEL/AVV and about 340 SFO/SJC/OAK-LAX/BUR/ONT/LGB/SNA. Average gauge is much larger on SYD-MEL though, and overall there are more seats available on SYD-MEL/AVV than Bay Area-Basin. This is despite LA+SF+SJC ha...Jump to post
Come to Australia then where there are only two domestic full service airlines. An hour in a recliner J costs $1000+ one way between Syd - Mel despite there being 160+ frequencies in a day. But hey at least you get “good service”. You can routinely buy MEL-SYD for $50. That is amazing value. You ca...Jump to post