Been a while since I could give an update on what’s going on here in Burbank for WN. Full time use of gates A1-A7. 72 flights on this current schedule. Gates A5-A6 angled J-Lines are still suspended for parking 737-800 series aircraft. Due to the increase in flights we’ve experienced an increase of...Jump to post
Considering WN is the most exposed to the MAX and doesn’t have interline agreements, I’m surprised they're that much below AAJump to post
Interesting write-up, though seems to be written in a somewhat deceptive manner. https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/delta-airlines-just-stopped-doing-this-1-thing-its-customers-truly-hate-american-southwest-still-do-it-a-lot.html It's however the root of the claim that I find most interesting: DL has h...Jump to post
"New SAN-Hawaii spin I heard today is that the NG800 is Too Heavy going west. So basically NO MAX NO SAN-Hawaii ???? Flyguy AS seems to have no issues. Every flight I've done westbound has had plenty of room for the required extra fuel for SAN-HI - even with winter winds.The only issues I've e...Jump to post
Interesting that UA is using a 77W on SFO-NRT but a 789 on SFO-HND. I guess DEN and IAH traffic will remain at NRT until UA gets more slots. I was just thinking that. If demand to HND is so high, they could have upgauged SFO-HND a long time ago. Now to keep all their exisiting West Coast capacity t...Jump to post
Doubling of interisland flights to 34 daily Sacramento-Honolulu: Daily service begins Jan. 19. Oakland-Kona: Flights begin Jan. 19 and will be offered four times a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday). Oakland-Kauai (Lihue Airport): Flights begin Jan. 21 and will be offered three times a week (T...Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boeing-airplane/boeing-delays-delivery-of-ultra-long-range-version-of-777x-idUSKCN1V503W Apparently delayed, but supposedly B is offering something to keep in the game...I'm assuming some cheap Dreamliners, -9X, or early 797 access as they've expressed a lot of int...Jump to post
Interesting. I thought the plan in the PacNW was to further remove the Q400's from competitive routes where DL is flying a 3-cabin jet. I’m assuming they’re putting them back on the short intra-NW routes that have gotten mainline service (i.e. SEA-PDX/GEG) so they can backfill planned MAX capacity ...Jump to post
San Luis Obispo, California Asks $750,000 grant funding to establish revenue guarantee and fee waivers for air service link to PDX by Alaska Air Group. AS to PDX over getting DL back to SLC seems interesting. Don't have a ton of experience in SBP, but was there for a week late last summer. Or SBP-S...Jump to post
Lots of UA SFO cuts due to the runway constructionJump to post
Has there been any update on the A319/320 going to 12F and 16F? I know A319s we’re planned for end of this year, but will all this be postponed until the MAX is restored? And are the used birds coming online going to come with the new configurations?Jump to post
It may be low revenue, but it probably has a high margin as it is normally space that would just be empty and a lot of the costs are already factored into the flight.
A lot of very time sensitive freight would not be possible (or financially feasible) without it.
I've enjoyed having the Contour at SBA, but man, my last trip to LAS. I had almost 4 hours of delays on 2 one-hour flights. Really hoping they do add SBA-SAN before too long. SBA-SAN is needed. But Contour’s reliability seems to be getting worse as they grow. They should fix their problems before t...Jump to post
It all depends on how much the rumored empty weight reduction and MTOW really is. My opinion is the payload range curve needs expansion: 1. Empty weight reduction increase kg for kg payload at all ranges. 2. MTOW weight increase adds payload above 4500nm. 3. Thrust bump. Stretches always have poor ...Jump to post
I’ve seen it happen may times where partner airlines have different rules, and they get to the US fine being unaccompanied but on the way back, the rules are different for that airline. Can’t really ban the child from going back home, so I probably wouldn’t have charged the UM fee but still would ha...Jump to post
amcnd wrote:I’ve noticed Delta puts wrist bands that scan on children’s wrists... wonder if lack ot technology played a part...
LF CEC-OAK SEP 0.8>1.3[1.0] NOV 0>0.9[1.0] FEB 0>0.6[1.0] LF LAS-PGA OCT 0.5>0.8 NOV 0>0.5[0.3] DEC 0>0.6[0.4] JAN 0>0.6[0.5] FEB 0>0.3[0.4] LF LAS-SBA OCT 0.5>1.0[0.3] NOV 0>1.0[0.7] DEC 0>1.0[0.6] JAN 0>1.0[0.7] FEB 0>0.6[0.7] LF LAS-SBP OCT 0>0.3 NOV 0>0.5 DEC 0>0.6 JAN 0>0.6 FEB ...Jump to post
To me the most frustrating part is seeming to always take off on the runway on the opposite side of the airport from my terminal and then landing on the opposite side as well. Seems to be the case almost every time for me. I’m sure there are reasons certain planes are using certain runways, but the ...Jump to post
*AA DFW-OAK DEC 1.0>0.1[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] And DFW-OAK has been all over the map ever since it started. IIRC, it quickly jumped to twice daily and ever since has been a seesaw of frequency adjustments. Seems like they could at least make an E175 work if mainline is to...Jump to post
AA BFL-DFW JAN 1.0>1.8 FEB 1.0>2 MAR 1.0>2[0.9] *AA DFW-OAK DEC 1.0>0.1[1.0] JAN 1.0>0[1.0] FEB 1.0>0[1.0] MAR 1.0>0[1.0] Pretty quick increase for BFL-DFW, it started March 3rd around the same time as MRY/SBP-DFW. And DFW-OAK has been all over the map ever since it started. IIRC, it quickly ...Jump to post
HPAEAA wrote:II’m interested to see how AAL deals with the gap they have in their fleet between the 50 seater & 160 seat fleets.
Although this came out of left field, it actually makes a lot of sense considering the SQ connection. Will be interesting to see if there are more changes ahead...Jump to post
I live in Valley Glen right by the college, right under the confluence of BUR and VNY departures (if you were to draw concentric circles). I can honestly say that VNY departures are louder than BUR ones, but if it's cloudy, all the sound refracts anyway. It really got me mad the other week that Cit...Jump to post
Thanks again enilria Is aa actively trying to kill lax sfo? 7x daily has to be the lowest they have had on that route ever. They've been converting it from entirely hourly regional shuttle to almost all mainline, but every 2-3 hours. Extremely competitive route and probably need those E175s elsewhe...Jump to post
Thanks again enilria Is aa actively trying to kill lax sfo? 7x daily has to be the lowest they have had on that route ever. They've been converting it from entirely hourly regional shuttle to almost all mainline, but every 2-3 hours. Extremely competitive route and probably need those E175s elsewhereJump to post
I had been speculating whether the 6 new gates at SJC might have been built with one airline in mind, by request or with some kind of agreement. I assumed it might be AS, given that the sixth gate is ground boarding (no jetway) to be used for the Q400 or ERJ. Today I found my answer on the flysanjo...Jump to post
wow - blows my mind that there are 4 more FC seats on a regional jet compared to mainline AA's 319. Which is why UA is moving their A319's to 12F and A320's to 16F. Provides little to no room for close-in bookings, paid/complimentary upgrades, IRROPs protection. This will match DL's configuration a...Jump to post
Although not good news, every new engine recently has and/or still is having issues...even ones in service. Not the end of the world, GE is good at what they do.Jump to post
A couple thoughts: UA has still not added back another DEN. Anyone else find it strange that they have a huge hole in the middle of the day (only one departure between 10am and 4pm: a 2:35pm to LAX)? F9 extended the schedule again but has still not added a 4th flight. I think LAS will be the next r...Jump to post
I find SJC to be an interesting story. AS has a focus operation there so here we go again - AS vs. DL in the Bay Area intensifies. And of course WN is also growing SJC big-time lately. Apparently SJC is adding 6 new gates currently so I will be watching to see how those are assigned (or utilized) b...Jump to post
Looks like EK is still planning on the 78J order...https://simpleflying.com/emirates-787-10-order-staying/Jump to post
Delta is America's business airline. I don't see that route being useful at getting more control of business travelers. AND as you rightly point out, there's plenty of existing service from the area so the fares are not going to be great. I suspect they are holding the slots until they either figur...Jump to post
I am kind of confused has delta added anything to AUS? Well they added the impressive new Sky Club, but not really new routes. The A220 might open up some opportunities and maybe someday they'd make AMS a regular flight. I believe they leased 1 of the new gates that recently opened, bringing their ...Jump to post
Nov 3 - Daily service between GSP-BWI
Nov 3 - Daily service resumes between AUS-CUN
Nov 9 - Saturday service between BOS-FLL
Nov 9 - Saturday service resumes between HOU-AUA, BNA/MKE/SAT/-CUN, BWI-LIR/SJO, DEN-BZE, MDW-SJD
Then the LGB adds mentioned in the link
The 5 year timeline seems a little lengthy to receive these 8 aircraft. A great win for Boeing and a little surprise on the order mix (or lack thereof). Will be interesting to see what they replace the -300ER's with...although with the options being taken (and maybe existing ones), I'm thinking thes...Jump to post
-Service to the mainland won't be happening for a long time if at all, and it will be definitely towards the biggest station on the West Coast OAK. Frankly I'm surprised UA hasn't eliminated LAX-ITO yet. ITO flights even interisland will be one of the first to go if WN ever needs to tighten its bel...Jump to post
PAE is maxed out with what AS and UA are currently offering as AS took the slots that WN would have used and there's only 2 gates.
And yes they have planes on order, over 150 320/321NEO's but I believe they are slowing those down and the 319CEO's are going to AA.
RAP has been on a tear lately with SFO LAX and now PHX addsJump to post
AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's.. Newer planes don't necessarily mean a better product...and in a lot of cases (especially with AA), it i...Jump to post
Is there an official count on future 787 options/purchase rights that UA holds? They keep placing incremental orders, and I'm sure can get almost whatever they want whenever they want, but was wondering if anything was public. They probably have some of the most experience with the 787-8, and have d...Jump to post