I wonder if United will pull out of the SFO-ANC market now that Alaska will be entering it? :/Jump to post
Yes!! Personally I have never flown Frontier. But I’m glad they’ll give UA some competition. I’m especially glad to see competition on the EWR-DEN route!Jump to post
I have limited sympathy for passengers who booked this flight. Looking at DL 975, it was 1 1/2 hours late Sunday, 3 1/2 hours late Monday, 18 hours late Wednesday, and 7 1/2 hours late (and counting) today. In a case like this, past results are a pretty good indicator of future performance. So the ...Jump to post
Delta has good access to Asia via SEA, ICN, and DTW. No reason delta needs to fly any routes direct. They can one-stop to all the major cities. Um, tell that to people in NYC. I prefer nonstops to Asia any day over a “one-stop” to Asia. Delta is just simply not competitive in this market. Full stop.Jump to post
I just don’t understand how Delta can claim to be NYC’s #1 airline when it cannot even sustain one flight to Asia nonstop. It’s a gaping hole. I tend to think of UA and DL as equal sharersin NYC air traffic. Delta is not NYC's #1 airline. And UA and Delta are not equal sharers in NYC air traffic. U...Jump to post
Am I the only one that finds DL not being able to serve JFK-Tokyo hilarious? I agree! It is rather hilarious, and quite sad at the same time actually. Not sure why it's sad or funny. Airlines can't be all things to everyone. DL has no feed in Tokyo and DL customers in the eastern third of the US wh...Jump to post
Court costs pay for that. It's charged to the defendant (airlines). Its come to my attention how much misinformation there is about American bankruptcy court in foreign lands. It's not a subsidy, it's not a bailout. It's a prioritization of claims on the standing assets of an organization with more...Jump to post
Chapter 11 doesn’t cost the tax payers. What about all the courts, judges and government lawyers who deal with bankruptcy cases? The tax payers pay for all of that. And it’s not cheap. Court costs pay for that. It's charged to the defendant (airlines). Its come to my attention how much misinformati...Jump to post
This whole plan was unnecessary!!!
It made no sense from the start!!
The terminal layout was fine as it was.
Stupid stupid stupid.
Jshank83 wrote:flybry wrote:Do you think anyone might come in and start DEN-EWR so it’s not a United monopoly route?
F9 is about the only one that makes much sense to me. I can’t see DL or AA running it.
I think Frontier would be crazy to not try EWR-DEN. This is horrible new for us frequent flyers on the EWR-DEN route i remember the old days when United has a monopoly. The premium for a N/S was insane! I agree! I’m so upset United will have this route as a monopoly. Part of the deal for the United...Jump to post
Wow. And I remember getting Southwest a foothold at EWR was the only big concession to have the CO/UA merger approved. Anyone else remember? Maybe Southwest should replace EWR with the more "prestigious" JFK (I am quoting others on here, not my word). I am actually shocked they're not at ...Jump to post
After the merger of Continental and United -- this means United now has a monopoly on a lot routes out of EWR that Southwest will be abandoning including EWR-DEN. I wonder if United will jack up the fares on these routes? So much for the merger being beneficial to flyers and ticket prices :/Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:Chapter 11 doesn’t cost the tax payers.
Guess the meeting did not go very well. Trump just sided with Qatar over US airline CEOs in the nastiest battle in the aviation industry https://www.businessinsider.in/trump-just-sided-with-qatar-over-us-airline-ceos-in-the-nastiest-battle-in-the-aviation-industry/articleshow/70300792.cms = Basical...Jump to post
A loan that was paid back under the ATSB program is not a subsidy, the airlines borrowed the money from the banks, paid it back a loan guarantee doesn’t cost the government money. For example US Airways borrowed the money from Citibank The Airlines pay rent and landing fees. They dont operate for f...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:flybry wrote:The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!!
No they don’t.
No they don’t. #1 : They explicitly took subsidies in the form of loan guarantees from the Federal Govt as recently as 2002. #2 : The USA is one of the few countries in the world with government owned airports, whereas in most countries the airports must operate as a business. That is not the case ...Jump to post
The US carriers are being pathetic. They get subsidies too!!!!Jump to post
jbpdx wrote:Geminijets101 wrote:blacksoviet wrote:Does the E-175 not have enough range?
I wouldn’t fly an E-175 on that far of a flight.
SFO is a hub for United...
The E-175 is very comfortable all the way to MCI from PDX.
jrkmsp wrote:flybry wrote:Is Delta now larger than United and American at Heathrow?
No, still much smaller. But DL/VS combined are bigger than UA. But still much smaller than BA/AA.
Is Delta now larger than United and American at Heathrow?Jump to post
restrooms with broken locks and 1-2” gaps in the privacy walls Thank You !!!, I've always believed that the person who designed the restroom stalls should be disgraced from ever designing or building bathroom stalls again. The bathroom stalls at DEN have had to of won awards for the worst possible ...Jump to post
I wonder if AA will add a CLT route to South America. Didn't US Airways fly from CLT to Sao Paulo?Jump to post
I think the writing is on the wall. United will most likely completely abandon the LAX-SYD route :( I hope they don't but United has pulled out of other major markets from LAX (PDX and MEX to name a few). United isn't as committed to LAX as American and Delta. So sad considering United used to be mu...Jump to post
No And I don't know why they would need any sort of presence at JFK. They have a huge hub at EWR and they also serve NYC via LGA. United's current president sees the need for a presence at JFK. He called team Smisek's decision to leave JFK a mistake: https://skift.com/2017/04/21/united-airlines-pre...Jump to post
If nothing else, time . Smisek made a ungodly mess out of UA. Their routes were cut, the product is hands down the worst on the market and lots of high value customers left. Its going to take time to recover from that. Why isn't Smisek in jail??? He got a nice deal for himself (pay a fine, do commu...Jump to post
Delta's domestic network is amazing, but Delta's international network is horrible - mainly due to outsourcing intl flying to JV partners. UA's international network is amazing, but domestic network is lacking - in terms of frequency. With UA acquiring more narrowbodies, refreshing their widebody c...Jump to post
Antarius wrote:If nothing else, time . Smisek made a ungodly mess out of UA. Their routes were cut, the product is hands down the worst on the market and lots of high value customers left.
Its going to take time to recover from that.
Why would DL want to do that? Make bigger hub at JFK as United did with EWR. so Jetblue agrees to something that will make its rival at JFK bigger while giving them slots at LGA for which markets? It was a good move for UA because Delta doesnt have a hub at EWR and UA can have EWR to themselves whi...Jump to post
UA dropping SFO to MIA? That's crazy!Jump to post
Delta is smart to add BOS-CLE. I think many UA flyers will now choose Delta for this flight. United keeps shrinking while Delta makes inroads into other carriers' hubs. Pretty soon UA will only offer service to its other hubs from CLE. Delta will probably become a bigger carrier in CLE than United. ...Jump to post
Where does United rank among US carriers at LHR? I always thought they were #2 behind American Airlines. Has Delta jumped ahead of United at LHR? UA has 17 summer flights and 15/16 during the winter and is still just behind AA in terms of flights. DL has 8 flights this winter and think they go up t...Jump to post
What on earth are you talking about? That is absolutely not always the case. United started SFO/Singapore nonstop... and then Singapore started SFO -Singapore nonstop. United didn’t retreat... it doubled down and now flies twice daily nonstop. United started Dulles Dublin around 2011 and then Aer L...Jump to post
I fear United might pull out of this route now that Alitalia will start it :/ I hope not, but United seems to pull out of markets when a competitor entersJump to post
Here we go with another one of these threads. Why does city XXX not have service to ZZZ? Obviously boils down to tact that if there was money to be made, the airlines would be there. Its pretty clear that even United the current operator feels it can only manage seasonal 757 in the market. Certainl...Jump to post