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Currently the only way to get from Europe to Maldives, barring the Gatwick flight and AF's 3/week 789 service from CDG, is connecting via a Middle East carrier. I wonder if this new flight will be timed to meet connections from NA, like what BA recently did with its ISB flight. The Maldives are lit...Jump to post
AC is a huge player in this market. They recently ran an ad that said "East or West\, it's better through the North."
Look at this article from a few years ago: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-savvy- ... 1502895922
How many extra seats does the refurbished A320 have and how is B6 selling those? Are they assigning the higher-density refurbished planes to particular flights and selling the whole cabin, and potentially bumping pax in the case of a last-minute aircraft swap? Or are they just selling 150 seats on e...Jump to post
Animal agriculture is the number one cause of climate change, so if airlines really cared about the environment, the first move to make would be to cut meat from inflight menus.Jump to post
ramprat320 wrote:A YVR to USA pre-cleared red-eye is not possible for anyone unfortunately as I believe US Customs and hence pre clearance closes at or just before 2100.
Can I ask at this point if UA, in retrospect, would have hoped their last 6 772A aircraft received in 2000 were really 772ER aircraft? It appears UA will convert 4 772ERs to domestic configuration soon. I don't think UA has any regrets about purchasing 6 772As in 2000, those aircraft have served a ...Jump to post
The 747 had a final configuration of 18F/66B/290Y. The 77W has 60 Polaris/24 Premium Plus and 266Y. Sorry don’t have breakdown of Econ+ and standard Econ. Pretty sure UA only had 12F/52J/88E+/222E. their 744 didn't have PE. Correct, so 374 on the 744 versus 350 on the 77W. Before the installation o...Jump to post
Domestically, though, UA seems to be the laggard in that regard. AA and DL have great service to UA hubs (look at AA's size in SFO, or DL's frequencies versus UA's in markets like ORD/MDW-ATL, ATL-SFO, DTW-SFO, etc.) while UA has only a token presence in hubs like ATL, CLT, DTW, MIA, MSP, etc. Is t...Jump to post
Super88 wrote:DFW to DUB/MUC goes year around, DFW to India, code share on QF Australia and South Pacific flts....Africa on their own planes, cant see it but code share on someone
Looking at UA's international network, they really seem to do well in Oneworld and Skyteam strongholds like LHR, AMS, HKG, PVG, SYD, and GRU. However, AA and DL seem to struggle a lot more in UA's each other's partner hubs (AA has little or no presence in FRA/MUC/BRU/ZRH/VIE, DL doesn't serve HKG or...Jump to post
Why is UA reducing the Polaris seat count on the 787-8 mods (28 vs. 36)? It seems like the trend at UA is to go for larger premium cabins across the fleet. The 787-8 currently flies some high-premium routes like IAD-LHR, SFO-ZRH, and DEN-FRA. Would a less premium-heavy aircraft open up some routes t...Jump to post
Hahahahha wow ... DFW-KUL! That's a good one. You really think they'd start KUL before SIN? LMAO MH is currently the only airline in Southeast Asia that is in the oneworld alliance, whereas SQ and TH in Southeast Asia are in the Star Alliance. SkyTeam also has GA and VN in Southeast Asia. While I a...Jump to post
I'll confess I quickly skimmed – Are we still guessing or has something actually been announced? Knowing this website, would you actually expect anything but 200 replies of pure speculation before anything substantive is actually announced? :lol: :lol: :lol: A few posts said the announcement would ...Jump to post
Long haul mainland-Hawaii, I'm sure. Would enable 777 on EWR-HNL, too. ?? 1x ORD>OGG 1x ORD>HNL 1x EWR>HNL 1x IAD>HNL That will also use some of the IPTE business class seats too from the retrofits. ORD-OGG/HNL are already operated by the 777. They're operated by the 777A which has payload issues l...Jump to post
Overall some smart changes. B6 is ending flights in places where they were irrelevant and not making money, and instead focusing resources on the markets where they are strong and make money. Were they really going to be competitive on SEA/PDX-ANC with 1 daily seasonal flight versus AS' 40 or whatev...Jump to post
It's precisely because the demand is high-end in SKB that B6 doesn't serve it. That's not their market. It's the people who rack up miles on their favorite legacy flying on business domestically and internationally who go for the more high end destinations like SKB. As a smaller island, SKB's VFR t...Jump to post
I thought they could have potentially added Guangzhou CAN but they did double daily HKG instead. HKG has higher premium demand while nearby CAN has more VFR. Its not that much of a hassle though as there's now high speed rail from HKG to CAN in 1 hour. CAN is a Zone 1 Chinese airport so UA couldn't...Jump to post
JFK-IAH will definitely be successful. Remember Houston is MUCH more international with international businesses supporting the Oil&Gas and high tech industries (including nearby Austin). JFK-IAH will be like JFK-AUS, a great feeder for international connections. International connections to wh...Jump to post
Not sure if they will have a press release, but what I've seen so far looks legit. JFK-CLT is gone, BOS-CLT is boosted, ANC/LRM is gone. There are a few other tidbit, but I'm waiting for the announcement to come out. If not, then OAG thread. They also, cut MEX for FLL/MCO down to once daily. DCA-JA...Jump to post
This should indeed help a bit with utilization. The old flight arrives at 2020, and departs at 1220 the next day. So now the new flights arrival at 0610 can turn into the 1220 departure, and the old flights arrival of 2020 can turn into the 2230 departure. '902 They can also use the ORD-HKG plane a...Jump to post
here is the press release. http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=62003 I'm surprised there is nothing on JFK-PTP. PTP is loaded on the website, but the route itself does not appear to be. Also, curious to see the redistributing of the DCA slot, ...Jump to post
I'd fly AF ... for the Skymiles over B6. I suspect DL would codeshare on the flight possibly too. Depending on timing there would be connections from Europe as well. Given that AF already flies non-stop from Paris to PTP, I'm not sure how many European connection would come though JFK, which is kin...Jump to post
Probably something related to the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, given all the Apollo and moon references or Twitter.Jump to post
AVENSAB727 wrote:IAH-PVG or another int’l add or announcing Terminal B North Renovations?
Could it be that M100 order? I mean the stupid space puns would make sense. I can't see them hyping up an announcement for jsut a special livery so much. Whereas being launch customer of a new plane would make more sense, even though it still is kinda weird. Plus the M100 is supposed to be formally...Jump to post
Aviation is still a smaller contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change than meat and dairy production. Perhaps better to tackle that area first.Jump to post
chunhimlai wrote:how about the two cities to share a new built airport?
Would love to see a SCL - PER trans-Antarctic flight by someone someday. They could just up sell all the window seats over the southern summer... Not a hope of approval by anyone unless & until an airline develops a plan for passenger recovery off Antarctica. Don't hold your breath, that is lik...Jump to post
Huh, just when we all thought AA had completely ceded JFK-Caribbean to B6...Jump to post
cjg225 wrote:Am I the only one wondering why NH would be hosting a booth at Celebration....?
The reason STN has so many low-cost flights is because of high costs and limited expansion room at LHR and LGW. People will endure the longer distance to STN to get cheap fares. However, EWR and LGA are close to New York City and have a wide range of LCC/ULCC competition available (recall the FAA re...Jump to post
Based on the quality and authenticity of the Mexican food in that city.
To go back on topic, the UA website has an interesting solution: they have entirely removed references to China, period. Go on the destinations list and they will just write “Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei” rather than “Beijing, CN” or “Taipei, TW.” By comparison they write “Tokyo, Japan,” “Sa...Jump to post
I’m not seeing ORD-MOB after August on the UA site. Does it usually disappear seasonally or is it gone for good? I commute out of MOB and in the past it has been year round daily service except on Saturdays which they eventually added Saturdays to the schedule lately. So this is new. PNS-ORD has al...Jump to post
I’m not seeing ORD-MOB after August on the UA site. Does it usually disappear seasonally or is it gone for good?Jump to post
adambrau wrote:United YVR to EWR United nonstop. I prefer to fly all UA metal, but my last trip YVR-SFO-EWR took 20 hours due to a misconnect in SFO and then a subsequently lengthy delay SFO - EWR.