Headline says it all. Spirit Areosystems expects sharply lower deliveries of 737 Max planes in the coming years. Spirit shared a forecast with lenders that showed deliveries this year of the Boeing 737 of around 70 compared with a previous forecast of a little more than 200, while next year’s delive...Jump to post
Thanks for the ongoing update. Giving the thread a bump and to comment June 25 was 23% of 2019. Highest % yet during the crisis.Jump to post
Actually the Electra II (the modified ones) had a pretty impressive and long career. They were flying well into the late 70's with Eastern and with passenger carriers in Brazil. It remained in service into the 2000's as freighters. I don't recall many accidents. It's safety record (the II) was much...Jump to post
AS ABQ-SAT JUN 0.2>0.4 AS CMH-MSP JUN 0.2>0.4 AS IND-STL JUN 0.2>0.4 Alaska extending some tags now from 6/8 thru 613. Appears each week they extend the tags for another week. The SEA-ICT-OKC cancelled for awhile thru 5/26 but has now restarted. Interesting to see the CHS tag now going to ...Jump to post
Thanks.[/quote] There have been many "shuttles" between BOS-NY-DC since the 1950s. What we think of as the "Shuttle" is the hourly, no reservation service between Boston Logan- NY LaGuardia and National Airport. That was invented by EA. It was as close to the 42nd street Shuttle ...Jump to post
AS gets to drop 5 cities. In addition to CHS they can drop Columbus, El Paso, San Antonio and New Orleans.
When will these take effect?Comment period is thru end of this month.
Sctvman wrote:ATL-CHS getting cut to 2 flights a day on DL. That’s a legacy route.
Wow, I've had over 40 years of flying on Delta MD T-tails into and out of Atlanta and in the blink of an eye it's over. Hundreds of flights. Still have the 717 for that last bit of nostalgia. (I still think of the mid-field terminal at ATL as the new one. But it's 40 years old this year.)Jump to post
Thanks Enilria - I'm pleasantly surprised it was posted as soon as it was given the number of changes. What's as intriguing as what was posted, is what wasn't. A couple examples. PAE had no cuts. SEA - CHS on AS wasn't cut, Thursday I was on that flight and there were 20 passengers. CHS shows 4 cuts...Jump to post
[list=][/list] I am guessing US airlines will be grounded by end of the week probably for 3-4 weeks. Industry in the dumpster for the next 3-5 years before we get back to 2019 levels. 2020 sucks. CDC today said 8 WEEKS. In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Centers for Dis...Jump to post
Where will the Purell wipes come from? I got this email yesterday from the second largest grocery wholesaler in the US..."At this time, we do not anticipate receiving any hand sanitizer from any supplier before mid April. Purell is limiting distribution in order to satisfy the medical community...Jump to post
FAQ This is highly interesting. I proposed recently that PAE may see a prop carrier soak up slots at AS' behest. **M5 BFI-PAE MAY 0>2 JUN 0>2 JUL 0>2 AUG 0>2 SEP 0>2 OCT 0>0.7 **M5 ESD-PAE MAY 0>1.0 JUN 0>1.0 JUL 0>1.0 AUG 0>1.0 SEP 0>1.0 OCT 0>0.4 **M5 FRD-PAE M...Jump to post
Air Canada Jazz should take some to replace their horrible 100-300’s I like flying on the Dash-8 100/200/300 and 400. Nothing wrong with those aircraft types. Though I must admit I am an aviation enthusiast. As I expect most people using this website are. My only complaint is the curvature of the f...Jump to post
A lot of people have suggested KRDU needs airline service to places like CHS, MYR, AVL, etc. Silver would be PERFECT for this endeavor...I wonder if they'll ever make it one state north. Agreed. And going one step further, my belief is FLO is on life support with AA (only my opinion from anecdotal ...Jump to post
AS service on board is far superior than any carrier bar none .. Flying on them evokes memories of the 60's when flying was special and passengers were treated as such. Starting with the pre-departure drinks in F on AS...oh wait they don't do that. OK lets look at Y; Premium snacks in Premium Y on ...Jump to post
The Seair Otter looks suspiciously like a Beaver. So it was one Otter and one Beaver.
Sorry to be the one..."is it a write-off?" I'll let myself out.
Well done. Amazing there are probably 100 cars parked at YUL in one of the photos. I hesitate to make a correction, but as Edmonton Municipal didn't close until 2013; when YEG opened it more accurately supplemented the downtown airport; didn't really replace it. Thanks for your work. Please let us k...Jump to post
What's this, a new airline by Ryanair?? https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49361772567_f860bd2039_z.jpg Boeing 737 MAX 8 200, Buzz, SP-RZC by Huy Do , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49361102508_24f5aec79a_z.jpg Boeing 737 MAX 8 200, Buzz, SP-RZC by Huy Do , on Flickr It looks even b...Jump to post
[quote=Yeah they are investments. They’re just hoping to get bought out and cash in.[/quote]
- Show some positive cash flow (or at least a potential)
- own a few assets
- have a desirable brand
- represent a threat to a bigger airline
Think about the Virgin America experience.
End of story.
Clever investment, especially if the GCC blockade continues re overfly rights. Could have RwandAir fly from their three hubs in KGL (Rwanda), EBB (Uganda) and COO (Benin) straight over Saudi Arabia in to DOH for QR to put their pax on to. Yes, Qatar Airways has been forced to fly longer routes to a...Jump to post
LOL...At the risk of being run out of town, dare I say DTW as a non-stop? But it doesn't add a whole lot over the existing non-stops to MSP.
SLC and ATL non-stops make a lot of sense at once a day to open connections to the west and south.
LGA is just too valuable as has been said above.
Example... bag tracking. Delta was spring of 2016. United was winter of 2017. https://news.delta.com/delta-introduces-innovative-baggage-tracking-process-0 https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/united-airlines-mileageplus/1866738-track-my-bag-ua-s-bag-tracking-app.html Alaska app bag tracking...still wai...Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:WPvsMW wrote:The only reason I pay for Clear is to deal with TSA lines at SEA.
Same here. CLEAR is practically a requirement for anyone going to/from SEA regularly.
On DL planes, there is one 757 configuration that has Y class when you turn left, so holding the Y passengers would be awkward there. I've found that with this config. there are always several people who have to 'swim back upstream" since they automatically turned right when boarding, not real...Jump to post
I agree with you about the food. Alaska used to have decent food purchases options like hot sandwiches( burgers). Now all the have are cold, tasteless ones. :yuck: AS needs to step up it's game to at least offer pre-departure drink service in F and to actually honor it's commitment to F passengers ...Jump to post
Hi all, I've spent a considerable amount of time on Delta's remaining DC-9 family aircraft as of late, and I've been giving them some thought. First, I wanted to confirm with you all that my understanding of the progression is correct. - DC-9-40 and -50 have more powerful engines but same empennage...Jump to post
Just for fun, here are my wishes for AS moving forward (as a long-time Gold and MVP) 1- Improve the food especially in Y. More choices and better. That breakfast sandwich is mostly just bread. This seems to be an ongoing issue for AS to get really decent food 2 - Get those first class cabins upgrad...Jump to post
Friday was the wettest day Seattle has seen this decade, according to the National Weather Service. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/weather/river-of-rain-breaks-daily-precipitation-records-and-more-is-on-the-way/ Re wages, bear in mind the SEATAC minimum wage. "On January 1, 2018, the...Jump to post
So many people upset about 100 extra passengers and seeing them as security threats. How many gate passes do the airlines hand out daily? I used the test program once - it was too inconvenient to do it a second time. I got this email from the Port of Seattle yesterday. I might just give it a second ...Jump to post
I'd say this bodes well for RTS to be sooner than later. I think Southwest has enough confidence in the RTS time frame to sign off on deal. :) It appears the FAA doesn't share your confidence. "FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said Wednesday he would not clear the plane to fly before 2020 and d...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:International free trade - in services as well as goods - is negotiated, not a right. It sounds like he has a problem with failures by his government to attain the free access he wants.
UA PAE-SFO APR 4>3
Paine continues to see its service being re-balanced after now 9 months of service. Last was AS dropping one LAX to add GEG. .
What will UA do with this slot? Add another Denver or get creative with something like ORD or IAH.
The 727 and MD-80 had integrated stairs in the tail cone, isn’t that enough? My last tail stairs loading/deplane was to a China Northern MD-90 -- that probably made its way into the Delta fleet. The last tail stair boarding I can remember was a Martin 404 at MIA going to Key West. My wife of about ...Jump to post
5. What happens as a result of the new US tariff of 10% on Airbus aircraft assembled in Europe?
Will the used LATAM 350's be subject to tariffs? If the cost of purchasing an Airbus aircraft goes up 10% I believe all bets are off.
Early in this topic it was suggested that the GOL stock price could take a significant jump today on this news as there could be several suitors interested in talking an equity interest in GOL. In fact, on the NY exchange GOL was down $1.06 today. GOL opened Monday at $15.73 and closed at $15.38. A ...Jump to post
AS CHS-SEA APR 0.7>1.0[0.7] MAY 0.7>0.9[0.7] Alaska launched this route 4 years ago with 4 flights a week. Today its 5 days a week and soon increasing to daily. As a regular user I'm glad to see the increase. Anecdotally, I would say it's very heavy with west coast point of sale (and of course Boein...Jump to post
In some respects, I could see PNS-EWR being moved to IAD....it didn't perform great from EWR anyway and on-time performance was abysmal. However, PNS-IAD is problematic because AA's PNS-DCA 2x daily will likely take all the O&D market. In fact, UA originally flew PNS-IAD (back in the 2010 timef...Jump to post
but some additional feeder and conx flights have to be in the future It is more likely that 9E will just take over more of the flights out of RDU so as to help bolster the number of aircraft rotating through the base. I think for DL the connection expansion focus has to be mostly on AUS/BOS right n...Jump to post
Had not seen this posted yet. https://finance.yahoo.com/m/9ceb3566-a4e6-3854-86c6-868d077c32b6/airline-to-build-maintenance.html Endeavor will be hiring maintenance technicians and opening a pilot and flight attendant base. I hope this means more growth at RDU by Delta, and making a big jump to a co...Jump to post
Very substantial increases from Delta this week. There are about 42 routes showing increases (when looking at the first month of changes) while 9 show decreases (PUJ makes up 4 of them with decreases from ATL, BOS, DTW, JFK).
I created an infographic summary of the new slots, Delta’s aircraft by route, and basic overview of the airport. https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/67786297_371310927080739_6058093637781159936_o.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_oc=AQmspn3dXHkNi_ne5dvB843lIheUYAKVTHNsJxKwNzVQOWrwPHC...Jump to post
Runway28L wrote:EA CO AS wrote:One interesting note that isn't reflected in the fall schedule is that on 11/5, DCA becomes an all-A321neo station for AS.
SEA-PIT is also transitioning to the A321neo.
Apparently 'Die Hard 2" was recently on TV and he was trying the Bruce Willis move on the wing.Jump to post
Last Thursday, it was announced 737 program chief Eric Lindblad is retiring after about a year in the post, Look for more of this. Boeing share price peaked March 1 at $440. It closed Friday at $365, so off about 20% from it's peak. During the same period, the DOW is up about 5% (and remember BA mak...Jump to post
His life isn't ruined, he has a short stint in jail and a $172,000 fine. The average American household carries $137,063 in debt, according to the Federal Reserve's latest numbers. He will not be returning to the US in any event. My question is how did he get to the airport duty free shop while in c...Jump to post