If carriers knew in March that this was going to be a 9-12 month grounding they might have planned fleet retirements differently. It's not just delaying retirement fights to the desert but making sure the heavy checks, all parts, and flight crew are available. The rolling delay does not help their p...Jump to post
Tourism is up in 2019 for Memphis, again the UK is a big source of international visitors. According to the report, music is the main draw for Memphis tourists worldwide. Domestic tourists most commonly visit Memphis from Nashville, Dallas, Atlanta, Little Rock and Chicago, while most international...Jump to post
I would like to see a fair assessment of the 3 majors, but not just quarterly earnings but trendlines too. AA, DL and UA are all publicly-traded firms that issue quarterly income statements. They have operational data in the public forum, too, with load factors, RPMs, passenger boardings, and typic...Jump to post
More employees getting paid less than their industry counterparts equates to higher costs and less productivity. If Delta had the same exact fleet size as AA they would still have less employees doing the same work yet pay them more and still have lower overall labor costs. Pay more and get higher ...Jump to post
3x HNL 3x OGG 1x KOA That is a lot of capacity. They are charging $1300+ fares in economy. The likely are pulling down Transatlantic and transpacific flying that season. Wow, what’re the aircraft used on 3x OGG? All 772? Correct. The three DFW-OGG outbound flights on 20 Dec. are all 772 (AA7, AA119...Jump to post
A re-instate of AMS-BDL (Hartford) would be great. DL would need to convert some A321s. Successful firms and people learn from their mistakes. NW's BDL-AMS didn't even last 18 months. With the build up of LCC TATL service at BOS and NYC since then there's little reason to expect BDL-AMS to do subst...Jump to post
Ultimately confused why Boyd did not include Cleveland on the list, especially considering that 57,000 passengers utilized flights between Cleveland and Reykjavik-Keflavik in 2018 — an impressive figure. CLE has statistical proof that strong demand exists yet it wasn’t included. Odd. :?: You have t...Jump to post
I seriously want to ban the use of wikipedia to start threads on this site. This is not a reflection, in my mind on the user & more on the source. Quite frankly remember the before times (Pre-Wikipedia) & lots of what I have read there has busted me up, some has been spot on accurate, but t...Jump to post
Boeing needs a deworming coupled with a a top-to-bottom internal audit by U.S. and foreign aviation regulators. Something is seriously wrong with this company. That's just ridiculous. Boeing has successfully delivered hundreds of quality commercial aircraft a year for decades. Carriers wouldn't kee...Jump to post
ask again in twenty years for now no way to get considerable energie from them There won't be in twenty years, either. Solar installations of hundred of hectares angled to present to the sun can yield significant output, but solar cells on non-movable, upward-facing surfaces of the wing just aren't...Jump to post
Does the Middle East/Africa/South Asia have enough demand for a direct MEX flight!? Their better off starting a triangle routing DXB-MEX-CUN-DXB with the CUN stop both technical and passengers allowing full payload at sea level back to DXB. They're not looking to satisfy minor demand Mexico-DXB. Th...Jump to post
Something interesting was pointed out to me. According to most people I know, the mechanics who are the most angry would be the TWU guys, which are basically the LAA guys in places like DFW, ORD, and MIA. The IAM guys don't have nearly the urgency to get a deal done as they continue to enjoy superi...Jump to post
Flying nonstop GIG-USA is currently so expensive due to lack of offer... In may - complete low season - GIG-MIA and ATL have run over 96% loaded with out-of-this-world fares. Carriers are going to extract hub premiums for their non-stops. DL GIG-ATL-GIG may be $1677 in October but GIG-ATL-BWI-ATL-G...Jump to post
The business plan is delusional for sure, but why is DL getting aboard on such a venture? Without a doubt, the biggest question of this whole restructuring plan. Everything else is classic Italy/Alitalia. DL knows the revenue it gets from DL metal/AZ-coded tickets to/from MXP/FCO/VCE, and it knows ...Jump to post
Does the OP have a poor memory of a thread he started a month ago.
LondonXtreme wrote:Delta resume GRU flight from DTW ...
AS LAS-SFO SEP 6>5 AS PDX-SFO SEP 8>6 AS SAN-SFO SEP 5>4 AS SEA-SFO SEP 13>12 So how’s that SFO hub going for AS? ;) It's September. U.S carriers routinely cut flight numbers after summer season and kids return to school. Check the passenger arrivals data for the top ten or so airports...Jump to post
There was a worker from the air service development office of SFO there. She was saying that the airport will likely add a European airline, an Asian airline, and a South American airline for next summer. Airports don't add airlines. Airlines choose to fly to airports. 'Likely' doesn't mean pilot b...Jump to post
Seanster59 wrote:It's a cramped 787. Not fun on a 10 hour flight in economy.
But almost directliest over LAX. :scratchchin: [...] International to international is far more smooth in Canada than it is in the USA as passengers don't have to pass through immigration. Point taken, but wouldn't contrafactual statements on geography somewhat help to obscure or divert from more v...Jump to post
Don't forget LH has a JV with both AC and UA, allowing them to cover specific frequencies and destinations to and from FRA. Also, DL has a JV with Virgin Atlantic. DL would need more slots to add more LHR flights. Pretty sure they don't have any spare at the moment. Although DL has JV with VS at LH...Jump to post
Why do you think there's sufficient demand for a nonstop West Coast to CTS? Stats for Passengers Daily Each Way? Even KIX has struggled to support U.S. non-stops.
LAX-CTS into winter winds? Where are you planning the tech stop?
What a debacle. One would think being a fellow OW member AA reps would have met these passengers to help with booking onward flights or help arrange hotels or ground transportation on behalf of Qatar. Why would one think that? Why would AA employees be empowered to spend QR's money? Why would you e...Jump to post
One simple question please! Can someone shed any light or facts on: Can a 737MAX-10, with lie flat First, PE, E+ & tiny Y (or some other configuration with Lie Flat First...make a TATL route? Or only Transcontinental? The 737 Max 10 will have the least range of the Max Variants. No it’s not goi...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:It would do more to tax TV viewing and air conditioning hours. Those burn more fuel.
A question brought up in the European thread for reducing fuel consumption was increasing aircraft size and decreasing frequency. Looking at one example, LaGuardia, a 2016 article found high daily frequencies between some city pairs. Checking a few weeks ago, Delta was operating around 17 daily fli...Jump to post
As exciting and welcome an A220 order would be, so disappointing would a a380 replacement order be, especially if it is to be replaced by the 787... Why not replace it with the a350-1000 or at least the a359? Anything smaller would be ridiculous. It could be that AF struggles mightily to fill the s...Jump to post
Russian airspace is extremely expensive. If the difference in time and burn is not going to make the flight late or over max takeoff weight, a non polar route like R220 keeps the flight in US and Japan airspace which is much cheaper on the overflight fees. What's Russia's fee for an overflight like...Jump to post
If Indigo partners wanted Wow they would have gone ahead before the airline ceased. The brand would be toxic to relaunch now after such a well publicised shutdown. They’d be better off just starting a Wizzair base in KEF. Direction depends on relevant bankruptcy law. Don't buy too soon and wind up ...Jump to post
Flew two DL aircraft: 717 and A321 (The 321 was delivered two months ago) Wifi worked perfectly on the 717 but not the 321. Hopefully if AA introduces this, they can at least make it a bit more consistent. (Don't get me wrong - the Delta flights were splendid, I just found it funny how wifi worked ...Jump to post
waterbomber2 If the Dutch national theme is to be frugal, what is the French one?. Must be strikes and violent protests. :smirk: To employ lots of French nationals at good wages, and to make sure foreign firms don't disrupt that. Will he be allowed to implement the needed reforms or will the bureau...Jump to post
This post is internally inconsistent. If its an expensive subfleet that makes no sense to continue to have...wouldn't it be best to announce retiring the aircraft sooner? Investors would applaud such cost reduction. Taking a one time charge isn't a big deal relative to cost management. Because it's...Jump to post
And everyone and everything needs to be refashioned so that less CO2 emissions are produced. You're going to find a lot of people in this forum who do not accept the science behind that position. There are a lot of people who are “flat Earthers” too. I'm not disagreeing with the science. I'm pointi...Jump to post
TPAC is still a PRASM dumpster fire, whether one thinks of it as less-than-successful strategy vs. UA or an outcome of Chinese carriers' rapid expansion. Pacific revenues grew 3.2% in the quarter as 9.7% higher capacity was partially offset by a 5.9% decline in unit revenues. Unit revenue performan...Jump to post
DL currently only has 34 active MD90's with 32 in storage, according to the site below. The latest aircraft going to SBD on June 24th. If DL is going to keep flying them until the end of 2022, that's a pretty small fleet type. https://sites.google.com/site/airlinefleetstatus/delta/md90 I don't see ...Jump to post
AlexBrewster03 wrote:Thank god. I hope the 717 follows soon after.
Managers need to manage. At some point you can't blame any more on the labor, all they do is work. The other airlines in the USA are doing great, literally every single one. AA needs to clean house at the top and get a competent C suite. This is the second weak merger by Doug and Co. There are work...Jump to post
L0VE2FLY wrote:Detroit makes much more sense with its huge Middle Eastern diaspora, TK's extensive network in the Middle East will guarantee the success of IST-DTW.
The sign of a good serial entrepreneur.....dust yourself down from a failure, learn from it and go again. That's a particularly poor reference given the regulated, specific nature of the industry as noted in post #12. It's not a business that can be transformed, nor where brilliant industry-wide st...Jump to post
TPAC is still a PRASM dumpster fire, whether one thinks of it as less-than-successful strategy vs. UA or an outcome of Chinese carriers' rapid expansion. Pacific revenues grew 3.2% in the quarter as 9.7% higher capacity was partially offset by a 5.9% decline in unit revenues. Unit revenue performanc...Jump to post
But but but I was told without any doubt every MD-90 parked was just waiting on engines and was coming back into service.... Not surprised. I'm not, either. MD-90 parkings have all been one-way - AFAIK none has ever returned to service. It is surprising, though, that DL has announced MD-90 retireme...Jump to post