some aerial views from april. meant to post these earlier. https://www.njrod.com/images/hf/20200410slcairporta.jpg . https://www.njrod.com/images/hf/20200410slcairportb.jpg . https://www.njrod.com/images/hf/20200410slcairportc.jpg Looks like a mini-DTW. The rats in the offices are much more polite....Jump to post
lhrnue wrote:Who in marketing came up with 9 to 19 passenger instead of 10 to 20?
The advancements in renderings are incredible. It's amazing the technological leaps that have happened in supersonic aircraft development since the Concorde stopped flying so many years ago. I feel confident that very soon we'll have even more impressive renderings. I'm hoping for a bit more red an...Jump to post
Are loads bad :rotfl: .... Why would anyone be flying! That's my question. Why would anyone want to fly. Even after a vaccine is found, it will not eliminate the virus, only eventually reduce the risk. A risk, I am not going to take. You ever stopped to wonder why FAs and Pilots aren’t dropping dea...Jump to post
Boeing will now whipsaw Washington and South Carolina for the best ‘deal’.Jump to post
Right now the more flights you have, the more opportunity to lose money.Jump to post
Maybe airlines should consider having a rainy day fund for things like this? Or some type of insurance for downfalls? I do think this downturn will see the survivors having action plans in the future for a similar situation. The problem then becomes the airline has all this money just sitting aroun...Jump to post
Maybe the could market themselves as the go-to place / bedroom community for all the people who will be working virtually / remotely indefinitely. Half serious / half joking. There could be a serious influx of money from the mainland of people moving to the islands and working remotely. Only probab...Jump to post
I kind of had this fantasy that Alaska would have taken some of the 787s that other carriers parked and started up their own long haul network. I’d love to see what kind of splits in revenue AA/AS have negotiated. While everyone agrees there is a chess type game being played here, the reality is any...Jump to post
JAMBOJET wrote:Whatever happened with this lawsuit?
I assume Delta settled out of court or backed off but I have no idea.
When you add too much length to a single aisle plane it makes board and deplaning a chore for the folks in the last 5-10 rows. Personally if I were on a 757-300 into a large hub airport, I would want to give myself a minimum of 75 minutes connection time.Jump to post
Swissair seat map here:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... -238883049
Any consolidation would have to be stock only kind of mergers. No one is going to blow through billions of dollars in this environment.Jump to post
You’re asking on a Delta thread?Jump to post
sxf24 wrote:Great companies always honor their obligations! Promises made, promises kept.
To bad the A380's life ends this way, one of the most comfortable planes I've ever flown on. OT: The penalty of €70.000.000 per plane seems like a lot, but is it? Airbus already built the parts and they're in Toulouse, seems like most of the costs of producing an A380 have been made. They won't be ...Jump to post
Except one is a paper loss and the other is an actual cash loss. Right now cash is king. Does that hold true for the 5 frames that they are leasing? That will be cash out to meet their lease obligations, or did I miss something on my rudimentary accounting course 35 years ago? (Hint: I didn’t pay t...Jump to post
Heck, I imagine a US carrier can be purchased with change found in a Qatari sofa cushion at this point.
I wish them all well, however they choose to proceed
So 6 months or so ago when we talked about debt levels, the consensus was it was foolish not to have a healthy debt load when capital was so cheap. Now, after a pandemic, cash is king. I’m absolutely we’re discussing which carrier may fail.Jump to post
I think it’s fair to say just because a route was announced during economic prosperity they feel zero obligation to follow through when the economy has constricted by 30%.Jump to post
I think the economic fallout is going to be brutal on middle class tourism. If Dubai and EK cater to that demographic I can see tough times for them as well as every other airline.Jump to post
I look at the DC-8 and the amount of exits it had, it kind of cracks me up. By modern standards it just looks like they added exits all over the place, and they were different types. And yet...I think that plane is kind of cool because of it’s quirks.Jump to post
There is also the complete interior reconfiguration that DAL would like to amortize for a few more years. But I'd be surprised if a few dozen haven't already flown their last flights. As I stated in another thread, the very popular DAL "up-gauging" business plan overnight looks awful. Yea...Jump to post
I hope those who are lamenting the service reductions understand the airlines are trying to reduce risk. Risk for the crews, risk for the customers. I’m sure Delta would be willing to give up all the stars in the constellation to save the lives of their customers and employees.Jump to post
Port of Seattle has indefinitely halted Alaska cruises, Canadian ports are closed until at least July1, and both Alaska and Hawaii are instigating 14 day quarantines for anybody entering the state. That makes up a lot of flying in the summer for both Alaska and Delta out ofSeattle, obviously harder ...Jump to post
DL doesn’t want to alienate customers, they had to make a quick decision to reduce possible spread with the items that they currently have in stock, and that is bottled water and snack boxes. If coronavirus continues or we get a second wave, I’m sure they’ll look into a product we currently don’t ha...Jump to post
The quarantine is also for returning residents.Jump to post
I really don’t get why people (including the DL CEO) say this will cause a permanent 30% decline in air travel. Supposedly, DL was making money just a few weeks ago with that level of service. If the demand was there, why wouldn’t it rebound when the virus problems are over? Because people are shak...Jump to post
We are in uncharted territory here. Have pride but lose untold amounts of money seems like a poor management choice.
In one emergency landing which required evacuation, the news media interviewed passengers and they said the FAs were so rude yelling at them. It should be noted everyone got out alive. It may have been AF A-340 in YYZ, but I’m not positive on that.Jump to post
For those of us who’ve been in the industry for a few decades we may be a bit pessimistic about the airline industry’s near term future. And for those who are a younger generation, they may be minimizing the impact this can have. It is going to be an interesting spring, that’s for certain.Jump to post