Not to be pedantic, but HA does offer 3x weekly service on HNL-BNE. But the point largely stands ... BNE is not well served by U.S. carriers in general. I would imagine it's not as much of a tourist destination as MEL/SYD for U.S. point of origin traffic, so for carriers with the J.V. (DL/VA and AA...Jump to post
That's how an airline works, but it doesn't take for NK to start a route for DL to realize that the route could support 2x CR9's or 3x E170/75 instead of a lone CR7. Do I make any sense? You haven't talked about DCI costs on an E75 vs. NK, nor have you discussed average fares. Talking about airline...Jump to post
If this is true, it’s more evidence that DL is trying to undermine B6 at BOS by adding flights that B6 feeds to their partners that DL can’t grab with places like DUB and LIS, plus PDL feed they can capture over JFK. Almost looks like DL is going to try and put to screws to B6 at BOS like they did ...Jump to post
Noise wrote:LAS and MCO are definitely connecting hubs. See WN in LAS, B6 in MCO, etc.
Is this ever going to end? Increasing fees for everything, including even seat selection in some cases. 30" seat pitch on 6 hour flights. 17' wide seats on 14 hour flights. It just continues to get suckier and suckier, while the executives line their pockets with bonus money. Stop paying for t...Jump to post
I'm sure A.net will have a freak-out when these types of aircraft get parked but something that's not uncommon. I remember when everyone freaked-out several years ago when they put 2 A330s into storage for the winter. When capacity is 20-30% lower during deep winter versus peak summer, it makes sen...Jump to post
This ought to be addressed through competition, rather than regulation, but competition in many markets is a thing of the past. What are you talking about? Cite any domestic-48 city pair with more than 200 passengers a day that has just one carrier operating it? Connections? Big routes - DEN-LAX, C...Jump to post
Alexdk wrote:Now if the flight is operated under one airline’s code but de-facto operated by another airline, on Wikipedia it looks like a 100% undistinguishable flight of the first airline. What do you think about it?
There is a much bigger demand for new aircraft in this size catagory in places like Scotland and Norway, where airlines are looking to replace their ageing Saabs and smaller Dash 8s with something that is suited to high cycle, multi sector hops out of short runways in extreme winter weather conditi...Jump to post
SCQ83 wrote:Guangzhou to Boston, Chicago and Madrid are big holes in their network.
So, why is there not a replacement? At least in the US where the majority of them still fly? I know that they will still fly until 2025 or so. Money! Increasing regional carrier pilot wages (or 'pilot shortage') means carriers want to fly more passengers per pilot hour. Better CASM of 70/76 seat je...Jump to post
kiowa wrote:I still prefer a time in the air with no one addicted to their cell phones and laptops. Ahh those days are past now. I dread the day when a loud person next to me is on their phone bragging about his/her feats at altitude while I’m trying to sleep.
Does anyone have any intel on what the plan is for ATL-EWR flights as the MD-88's are removed? I would love to see that route go all A320 or even A321? Any info would be greatly appreciated. That's a route that sees some 717s today. They need frequency in a relatively short-haul business market. It...Jump to post
Due to geography (flat, inland plains) and politics(spiritual home of Republicanism), DFW metroplex is hardly on the radar of Europeans or other foreign nationals looking for a vacation to the US. A 2015 state report put the Western European visitor count to Texas at over 600K. https://travel.texas...Jump to post
the globe article has quotes saying that many east coast residents traveling to the islands will often overnight in LA. nobody actually does that, right? i’ve heard of it happening for flights to oz, but i don’t think modern routing rules even allow for it to/from HI. I, too, am skeptical of The Gl...Jump to post
CarlosSi wrote:Great paint job. Hope it stays 5-abreast... there was discussion that a tight 6-abreast was possible...
Any background on this? No demand. Hmmm. The Bay Area, the 5th most populous metro area of the United States and home to almost 9 million people including the world's primary tech hub and a major UA fortress hub, doesn't have any demand, yet you can fly to Costa Rica from Baltimore? So the Bay Area...Jump to post
The New Jersey senate is betting UA will not make cuts at EWR in favor of IAD or any other hub. However, the fact that they are only targeting carriers who carry over 8 million passenger a year tells you they know if they did apply this tax across the board in a fair way, many if not all airlines w...Jump to post
If using 2 frames is abnormal, any insights as to why? The departure time from BOS clearly targets O&D traffic. I can’t imagine B6 has a sizeable arrival bank coming into BOS prior to that? BOS isn't a logical, distance-efficient connecting point for pretty much any U.S. airport xxx-BOS-HNL. Th...Jump to post
BWIAirport wrote:No matter what, STN will have to build a sizeable shorthaul network that consists of airlines that have codeshares or partnerships with long-haul capable airlines, unless they're planning to rely entirely on O/D traffic.
USAirALB wrote:Competition from AS/DL? I know within the last several years they seemed to distance themselves from shorter segments...
Now that it's official you can start listing other destinations One sidelight: with the DL pilots already saying there is an "imbalance" between DL-metal and AF/KL/VS-metal flights, I wonder if Delta will be announcing some new European route... or maybe taking-over a current AF flight......Jump to post
Does anyone with a better knowledge of the Air France schedule know if a 10:10am departure on CDG-DFW leaves enough morning connection opportunities on routes like ABC-CDG-DFW? Does AF have a big arrival bank in the morning? See FlightStats.com for arrival data of AF flights. There are plenty of ar...Jump to post
Starting in August is a little late, particularly for BOS, interestingly this is essentially a replacement for the defunct UX flight from 2017. IB has had this Route all to themselves along with Level from BCN, but another week, another PF flight. I am a bit sceptical about BOS. As you mentioned, U...Jump to post
So there is nothing untenable about the operating model. The A333 are not so old that they are a dispatch problem, nor are they fuel guzzlers. They plug along doing their job. On economies... If anything, retiring A333 harms the overall A330 economy of scale (crew scheduling). This is more similar ...Jump to post
Not only newer plane, but also more dense seat count. Arguing that's it's newer planes when fuel burn explains less than 40% of the difference isn't statistically compelling. Aircraft fuel burn was found to be the most important driver of fuel efficiency overall, explaining almost 40% of the variat...Jump to post
I think this is a scam to get taxpayer subsidies to stay in Minneapolis. Not the first or the last airline to do it. Lots of non-airlines do it, too. The state and city/county development funds ought to be looking for businesses that pay above-median wages in their industry, rather than dragging do...Jump to post
In the old Northwest days they’d be announcing 3 daily A333s to DUB the day after this announcement. It would be a daily MSP-DUB plus daily JFK, BOS, and ORD to DUB with fares at $200 RT. When NW retaliated, they really retaliated!!! Slightly off topic, but how much has the MSP hub shrunk since the...Jump to post
Demand for short haul routes has decline dramatically since then. Causation or correlation. I don’t know. I perceive that as true but I haven't seen the change in fraction of passengers on sub 300-mile flights. Add in the time for security (and the fees for same day changes if your plans change), a...Jump to post
Surprised no one flies BTV-BOS already. I agree that DL is likely, probably start with a CR2 to gauge interest, then bump it up to a 2-class RJ. That's what happened with BUF-BOS. I don't that there's enough business O&D to support BTV-BOS. They can run connections through the existing LGA/JFK/...Jump to post
AA has now posted a waiver over an extensive geo area. Hurricane Florence – Southeastern U.S. Information current as of September 10, 2018 Asheville, North Carolina (AVL) Augusta, Georgia (AGS) Charleston, South Carolina (CHS) Charlotte, North Carolina (CLT) Charlottesville, Virginia (CHO) Columbia,...Jump to post
When BA axed LHR-DTW in March 2008, the Detroit market had been adversely affected by the decline of its auto industry. BA announced the termination of the route in September 2007. The U.S. industry sold 16.1 million vehicles that year, in a string of nine 16+ million vehicle years. Don't attribute...Jump to post
What Delta is looking for, is a JV partner to take up to a 49% stake; inject some capital for improvement projects, but most importantly, take and market all of the non-Jet A products. Delta, from early on, had agreements to sell or trade the non-Jet A products. Are those agreements coming to expir...Jump to post
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:I am going to say Frontier is most likely. Second guess would be someone is restarting florida. Delta or B6 is gonna try MCO N/S again
I've been noticing that YYZ is getting busier every year and it feels like were at capacity with both Terminal 1 & 3 combined. YYZ grows by 3 million pax per year and it should reach 50 million pax this year. I read the master plan and it says that both terminals combined right now gives a capa...Jump to post
FlyingSicilian wrote:The majority of people live near sea-level, why does this surprise people?
FlyGuy27 wrote:As a traveler, I'd be very wary booking a RJ flight into a major hub (especially when connecting to an international segment).
If UA's dream is to make EWR 100% mainline, then that's a pipe dream as they have tons of ERJ flying to there as it is. That and I still think Kirby has every intention in striking a deal to return to JFK. UA may not be 100% mainline at EWR in the near term but it's practical to make it 100% 2-clas...Jump to post
United knows the number of passengers they've been carrying BWI-EWR-xxx TATL. They also know the avg fares. Maybe the BWI-ers were sacrificed. Businesses do these analyses all day long. The OP is welcome to try BA, DL, FI, WOW etc. from BWI. United won't pout. United knows the alternative value of l...Jump to post
I was told many years ago by a member of the executive suite at JetBlue that TPA was their worst performing Florida city. Since then smaller cities like SRQ and DAB have come aboard so TPA may no longer be worst. But 2 daily JFK TPA in January does say a lot Which is surprising given all the New Yo...Jump to post