When I still lived in DC up to Oct. of 2014, for what seemed like decades, all my many, many trips between DCA & PHX on AA (which of course were all via either DFW or ORD) were virtually a solid wall of Mad Dogs (with occasional 757's thrown in pre-9/11 and pre-2008). NOW there's a plethora of ...Jump to post
Well we all know DEN has that secret military base under the airport… :lol: […]maybe there is a certain image they want to project by going to a particular airport. The President lands at such and such airport and gets good media coverage possibly. Um, no. It’s not to project an image and they get m...Jump to post
Is this one standard on the inside? I know AS has done special things in the cabin with the salmon plane… No different inside. Or at least the earlier version of the plane was. Can't imagine they'll do anything different now. The only one that was different inside was the Starliner. That one was pr...Jump to post
Apologies for being a little off topic here but this is related to 9/11. I always thought the story of Delta 1989 was very interesting to read. It fit the profile of the rest of the hijacked planes and the FAA did initially think the plane was hijacked. It was thankfully not and landed at Cleveland...Jump to post
$250k? Yeah right. Thats in the demographic that will buy domestic first or maybe splurge on J to Europe for a special trip but not regular customers of private charters. $2.5 M maybe. Jet Cards make private more "affordable." Wheels Up for someone with $250k/yr isn't unreasonable. They'l...Jump to post
MohawkWeekend wrote:Does Hawaii now charge a fee or tax on air travel to the State? Wonder if it is legal if they added a "Traveler Impact Fee" ? They could probably make it rebate able to Hawaiian residents.
Anecdotally, despite their efforts to build goodwill among the people in Hawaii, Iʻve yet to meet someone who has switched from HA to WN for interisland or West Coast flying. All my friends in Maui moved to WN for inter island and mainland. Granted I don’t have a lot of friends in Maui so my sample...Jump to post
The tunnel in T4 (I believe) makes an appearance in the opening scene of the Graduate. Which is an absolutely fabulous movie. Of course, I won’t post the first two verses of “Sounds of Silence” by Simon and Garfunkel again. :biggrin: Interesting to see the houses by the beach where only the roads ar...Jump to post
Continuing beyond PHX on whom? AS isn’t co-located with AA at PHX and anyone headed anywhere on AA is likely connecting over PHX on AA or DFW already. Anecdotally, I’ve seen many people on SEA-PHX flights that are continuing onward on AA. It’s not as uncommon as you might think. I’ve seen people go...Jump to post
As another poster pointed out, you left out LGB which could probably go to 2x. SEA won't happen. PDX is a maybe. I think LAX and OAK potentially could be 6x each. I'd expect BUR 2x. Good lord. 12x daily flights from OAK and LAX on just WN? Here’s a question that might not be too popular but how can...Jump to post
I had not realized that PHX was now the #1 destination from SEA! Not only from SEA but PHX is also the #1 Destination from PAE! by almost twice as much passengers carried compared to the next top destination. There seems to be growing demand from the SEA region to PHX... I wonder if AS has looked i...Jump to post
I’ve worked twenty MAX 8 flights so far this year and not a single passenger has said a word about it. The news cycle is so rapid these days. Besides, it an awesome plane! ... till you gotta go to the bathroom ... That’s my biggest complaint. That and it seems like they are hotter inside than the 7...Jump to post
UpNAWAy wrote:Speaking of radically transforming an airline could one even imagine what an Elon Musk run airline would look like?
How long ago was that? AS retired its last MD-80 in 2008, right? The last AC 747 went in 2004. SEA has evolved quite a bit in the last two decades. An M80 betwen YYZ and LAX??? That's 2,175 mi long according to gcmap. I don't doubt that, though, knowing EA CO AS's rep, and I presume only the MD-83 ...Jump to post
Just coming in here again to say how much of a drag flying is now. I feel for the front line employees at airlines. Hats off to all you airline employees who have to deal with these people.
Glad we’re able to do it for work without any restrictions, but man it’s a chore these days.
The problem with AS doing those flights is that SAN-PHX and LAX-PHX are covered by other airlines and especially WN they would pile it on them with more frequency. What do you think AS might be happening with there California strategy ? AS already sells codeshares on the AA PHX-SAN and SNA flights.Jump to post
Boeing757100 wrote:FlyEndeavorAir wrote:Got to turn on those "New World Order" generators.
They'll restore power to the runway lights, so we'll all see the 'swastika' arrangement of the runways...
32andBelow wrote:wedgetail737 wrote:32andBelow wrote:B6 can still expand on the west coast. In fact I know where they can pick up about 60 used a320s right now
The real question is will B6 take that risk?
Don’t know. But they can do it for a lot less than 2 billion
WN has historically not been a business airline. That’s definitely not the case. I think there are two types of business travelers. The road warriors, which everyone here seems to be focused on, and the business that has a lot of employees traveling, but not all of the time. Pre-Covid I was a road ...Jump to post
What I failed to mention, it was OGG which like LIH has just over a 6,000 foot runway. There are few 900's going to Hawaii, the vast majority of flights to all Hawaii were on the 800's from all the gateways. SEA has 4 x HNL, 4 x OGG, 3 x KOA & 2 x LIH daily this summer. I was on a scheduled 900...Jump to post
Amen to that every airport i have been in has a terrible lack of seating. I was in PHX the other day for a PHX LAX and it was at A14 and I had to sit around A4. it was chaos
The Q400 only has regular economy...but offers free booze to every passenger over 21. And no running water. And no window shades. And no wifi. About the only redeeming thing on the Q400 is I can fall asleep for as long as I'm on that dreadful plane. As soon as those engines come on, I'm sound asleep.Jump to post
Aaron747 wrote:So neighbor island travel for people on Oahu and Maui is now limited to ferries and C-208s?
The big divide is in Big public companies vs Small/Medium companies. It is becoming obvious large corporate leaders are more scared of the social media mob, than anything else. It will be interesting to watch when and what exactly drives them back closer to "business as usual". Eh. It's n...Jump to post
- Due to less demand and the current employment shortage, a lot fewer restaurants and shops open in most airports; causing long lines at the ones that are open - Different passenger mix; less business travel more discressionary leisure - more checked bags and less rollerboards From a WN ops agent I...Jump to post
[They also don't have the rental cars. This is going to end badly for a lot of people. I don't think people ever think about rental cars. I know I never did, except in certain places (CLT during a NASCAR race for example), but now I'm finding myself booking a car first then flights. Kind of weird d...Jump to post
An interesting discussion I was having with a friend of mine last night. Is this spike in demand going to be long term or will is wane come September when kids are back in school? First full month of travel since February 2020 for me and summer is already filling up. Good to be out and about of cour...Jump to post
Also being reported that they will be back online by the "end of the week" I sure hope that they get this solved soon. It points out a major vulnerability in our distribution system. How would you like to be the person who opened the bad email attachment? Perfect “wanna get away” commerci...Jump to post
The word 'Rothschild' alone should make everyone disregard this theory as coming from the same sort of folks who think Bill Gates and Hillary eat babies and inject computer chips. Wait…you mean I didn’t get a tracking chip when I got my Covid jab? :shock: :rotfl: Some of these conspiracy theories a...Jump to post
It’s interesting how airports vary so much by just a few hours right now. PHX T3 is a mess at 6a but at 8a it’s a ghost town. Flew through SFO a few weeks ago and there were five passengers in my terminal at 8p. Very eerie especially with the restaurants that had a year’s worth of dust and junk buil...Jump to post
In any case, if they're going to do a facelift to the entire terminal, it'll probably cost something in the $300-500 million range if they're going to do it right...which I hope they will. They've come such a long way from the old T2/T3 where so much of the airport looked like it hadn't seen attent...Jump to post
Anyone have any updates to the new United Club? I know it was put on hold for a while, but since I'm assuming it's just a matter of furnishing the space, I can't imagine there's a huge amount of work to be done. I've heard a few rumors, but nothing seemed to be very definitive. Not an update so muc...Jump to post
I have some pics but I lack the phd needed to upload pics to a.net since the last upgrade :banghead: All you need to do is upload them to Flickr or Imgur. Then copy the url as a .jpg and use the [img] code. Otherwise, you can just post the raw links. It's not as easy as it could/should be, but I we...Jump to post
Interesting. Part of me wonders about the wisdom of dropping a plastic bag into a fire. i wonder if it could be made of starch (potato / corn) as they will only need to hold the water a few hours at most.. or would that be even more flammable? It also looks like you are dropping a piece of osb and ...Jump to post
FiscAutTecGarte wrote:I wish it could have been deployed here last summer to help with the Bighorn Fire (Mount Lemmon) that ragged for 3+ weeks.
Looks like AA is flying a 777 on PHX-OGG and PHX-HNL this summer. Not sure on the details, but AS is dumping a ton of seats into Phoenix this Spring. PDX has more daily seats April 2021 vs. April 2019. PHX-PDX in April 2021 vs April 2019 isn’t a huge increase. Three flights vs two flights in 2019, w...Jump to post
I am actually amazed how much "shadow face-to-face business" is actually going on over the past 12 months. Not necessarily meeting in offices and conference rooms, but a lot more off-the-record meetings at restaurants, outdoor cafes, golf courses, backyard BBQs, etc. Our sales team has me...Jump to post
Pretty expected. I’m really hoping some kind of business travel gets going here soon. Just seems like it’s still basically zero. I've shared this many times in this thread but I work with some very large Fortune 100 companies. A friend said "it takes an act of god to get air travel approved by...Jump to post
Hah! Disagree on it going quick.. I got mine nearly two weeks ago and it seems like it's crawling - longest 6 weeks of my life! LOL. Perhaps it’s just because the winter always seems to fly by here in Arizona. You’re almost there! AA: "Bookings (aa.com and mobile) are up 150-400% compared to l...Jump to post
Receiving my first dose this weekend, and already have booked 3 trips for Mid-May. Once I am fully vaccinated & have waited the appropriate time after, I am going back to relative normality. Same thing for me. Not sure which jab you’re getting, but the next five/six weeks will go really quick! ...Jump to post
772 (Non-ER) -B-HNL (History) Shouldn't this be preserved in a museum? Or did the museum in Tuscon scrap it? Tucson. It's still there. The Tucson Dragway did a cool little video in January where they set up a Hot Wheels track inside it. https://www.facebook.com/TucsonDragway/videos/scaled-down-tucs...Jump to post
Regardless of the CDC guidance, I do think it is reasonable for a person fully vaccinated with a 2-dose mRNA vaccine to feel comfortable traveling and not feel like they are creating a material risk for others. Of course there is always some risk, but life is full of risk, and the 2-dose mRNA vacci...Jump to post