Meals haven't been a competitive advantage in the U.S. domestic industry since the industry was deregulated. It's only been a question of how low can you go, which, during covid, got answered: serve nothing.Jump to post
Vienna is a very small transatlantic market. Without the OS feed from the Balkans and Eastern Europe it is virtually nonexistent. One exception is some small UN VIE-Washington traffic which is taken care of by the OS93/94. Hard to call that an exception when the largest local markets from Vienna (p...Jump to post
From what I heard for some reason they only want to give them to 1 carrier. To me I think it’s pretty much down to NK, F9, and B6. NK probably has the strongest argument for the slots but the PANYNJ would probably prefer to give them to B6 to settle the whole T1 situation. Is B6 #2 at EWR these day...Jump to post
The complain was the fact the C Series could have been sold below cost by Bombardier to an airline in the US. Not exactly - and the difference is significant in the history of the A220 FAL at Mobile. 'Antidumping laws seek to prevent products manufactured overseas from being sold by foreign firms i...Jump to post
I’d be curious what % of employees of DL were around pre-merger. The employee ranks (even management) are much different now. Given the merger happened 13 years ago, and given the average job tenure in the US was 4.3 years in the Transportation Industry ( source ) right before COVID hit, there is a...Jump to post
You're getting off-topic. The proposed equity stake is under 20.0% so it will be listed on the books as an minority equity investment subject to periodic re-evalution for value, instead of GOL's quarterly losses going right to AA's income statement. Time will tell if this continues the pattern of U....Jump to post
I have to wonder how closely WN worked with Boeing on the MAX 7 (the MAX 7 is designed for 3 flight attendants at a 32" seat pitch, which is what the standard seat pitch is for WN on its -800s and MAX 8s)... I may regard you as optimistic that WN will start to replace its 461 737-700s as of 6/...Jump to post
Airlines warn of delta variant's impact on travel - The Hill In a regulatory filing, United Airlines said that it no longer expects to turn a profit in the third quarter and announced reductions to its flight capacity following weak August bookings. Other industry giants, including American Airline...Jump to post
jfklganyc wrote:INFINITI329 wrote:Nearly every American carrier with rights to Cuba will object this
Are any of them flying to Cuba outside Miami?
That bloodbath has come and gone
To this day I still believe it was all political and thousands of us lost our careers to this nonsense from the administration. We deserved the life line like everyone else and IMHO especially more since we were involved in 9/11. Well, not everyone else got a loan guarantee: AA, DL, CO, NW, Alaska,...Jump to post
[ How many of those carrier received the funding, and are still operating independently today? What was the criteria for approval/denials? What was UA's position (perceived, or otherwise) that effected their rejection from the program? It's moving us a little from the topic, but: Frontier got a gua...Jump to post
airlineworker wrote:Are the A-320NEO and the 737MAX quieter on take offs than the A320CEO and 737-NG's? I am referring to outside noise on the ground.
Interesting that only one of 16 appeared to make it to the cessation of ops in 12/1991. I had recalled that there were 727s flying the FRA-intra-Europe routes when DL took over that operation.
https://www.planespotters.net/airline/P ... ld-Airways
OP ought to spend some time with UA's history of three rejections for the post-9/11 Federal loan guarantees which were received by HP, US and others.
While DL currently serves only ATL nonstop from ELP, DL adding ELP-DTW/LAX/JFK nonstop service are possibilities with DTW, LAX, and JFK being three of the top domestic destinations traveled to from ELP that DL doesn't currently serve nonstop from ELP along with the international connecting opportun...Jump to post
The A319NEO and the 737-7MAX face the same issue, they are application based and not market based? Hardly. Other than Spirit, there are no meaningful orders for 319neos, and only orders for 73 total. There are 234 orders for the 737-7 from WN alone, the bluest of blue chip customers, which ordered ...Jump to post
The other big story is how DL was able to successfully de-unionize all of the former NW non-pilot groups Delta didn't do it - the combined employee groups by craft did it, election by one craft after another (with election timing set by the respective NW unions). https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...Jump to post
An airline like Spirit flies A319s close to 150 seats, they probably don't want the addition A320 space, weight, crew costs for specific routes, let alone a new type like the A223. That's part of a good answer. I'll suggest that an even more important part is the needs of customers with 320/321s wh...Jump to post
https://thepointsguy.com/news/breeze-airways-a220-livery-order/ "Neeleman previously said that Breeze’s low operating and capital cost structure means that the airline could break even with just 50 or 60 passengers aboard each flight. The Embraer 195 aircraft the airline is currently flying ca...Jump to post
Another use for the 321 fleet is getting a full load out of tough transcon airports. Management has stated on earnings calls that 321 can do stuff out of DCA that others planes in their fleet can't so that may be their fate, DCA-West coast. Come on.. how many tough transcon airports are there? They...Jump to post
Anyone know about the web site Fare Measure? According to them, 123 Passengers fly between Spokane, Washington & Santa Ana, California. Maybe there is high enough demand to warrant Embraer 175 flights? I would love to see Alaska Airlines add more non - stop flights to cities from Spokane, Washi...Jump to post
Didn’t feel like they even tried to compete considering AA Eagle operates TLH-DFW 3x daily with larger equipment and more convenient schedules throughout the day. UA @ IAH isn't in the same league as AA @ DFW. See flight counts and seat counts. An airport that’s closing in on 1-million passengers a...Jump to post
You can't look at traffic numbers without understanding the the service portfolio at the time. 2019 was bad due to WN's exit. I really have to question your command of relevant data. FNT puts out year-end enplanements data. (Oddly, 2016, 2017, and 2018 are missing.) It's not just 2019 that was bad ...Jump to post
Is it just me or does that photo with Russell in it make the 737 look like the nose gear is collapsed? Yeah I came here to say that. I’m kinda amazed that AS’s media team let that get out. It’s a bad angle and the photographer should’ve figured that out pretty quickly. It's a dramatic, artistic fra...Jump to post
United is a banked-hub network carrier. You can’t start replacing 4x/day 50-seater destinations with 3x/day 76-seater without addressing flows/capacities through the hub banks. For example, if you upgraded 20 routes from 50-seaters to 76 seaters, you’ve now fed up to 520 additional pax into that ba...Jump to post
first salvo fired. If Indigo/Wizz are serious, they will be back.. this won't be the last offer made. If Indigo were interested they'd go all in directly and would not use a third party (Wizz) in which they have very little stake left. Why? Wouldn't you expect them to integrate with Wizz rather tha...Jump to post
I would start by recognizing that a lot of UA's types you reference were acquired when the domestic industry was still regulated into the early 1980s. I believe the Airline Deregulation Act was actually made Federal Law in 1978. It was, but it wasn't one big bang removing all route restrictions and...Jump to post
I find it hard to believe that when UA scheduled 747s and DC 10s on routes like DTW/CLE to ORD that theywere full. I remember AA (and with less confidence, UA) DC-10s on DTW-ORD in the early 1990s, in response to WN starting DET-MDW. The joys of a widebody with $43 r/t fares! F was about $240, IIRC...Jump to post
I hope there is some congressional action over this. We shouldn't even need Congressional action. The FTC could declare it an unfair/deceptive trade practice. Goverment route awards could favor carriers that offer interline rebooking at passenger request. Either would shut this down in a week. How ...Jump to post
That's an interesting point, hOMSaR. In 1972 (before the first Arab oil shock), U.S. market jet fuel was $0.115/gallon. Fuel prices have gone up more than fuel burn has improved so carriers would be a little more prudent today. A 1974 ATAA report said 'jet fuel costs have traditionally represented a...Jump to post
Yes, United did have a lot of fleet complexity - and still does (it's big, and does everything from intercon ULH to short-haul subsidized Essential Air Service flying). I would start by recognizing that a lot of UA's types you reference were acquired when the domestic industry was still regulated in...Jump to post
Tailwinds wrote:It's best not to assume that legal always means safe, especially where rest and fatigue concerned.
The DFW and MCI references are good ones. I loved MCI - back in the day before 9/11 security - as an O&D airport where each gate (or was it pair of gates?) had its own security. Car drop off>security>jetway in less than 200 feet. But trying to use MCI as a connecting airport post 9/11... what a ...Jump to post
CrewBunk wrote:Namely, with a virtual monopoly at YTZ...
What’s interesting in the case of EWR is that to get to all two cabin aircraft, UA is flying a CRJ-550 on an EAS route PQI-EWR. That’s a premium seat heavy aircraft on a EAS route that would seem to have sparse traffic. My guess is that UA will centralize the remaining 50 seat single cabin planes a...Jump to post
A lot of Daytona/Smyrna travelers use SFB. Lot more options that DAB and much closer than MCO. Sure, if one places no value on frequency or connectivity. For KSFB between 9:38am and 3:34pm today, Flightaware shows the total scheduled passenger service as an Allegiant flight to Knoxville. Business t...Jump to post
NYT headline 8 Sept 2021, Travel restrictions are back in Europe for U.S. visitors, at least in some places. Italy now requires travelers from the United States to take a test before arrival, and unvaccinated American visitors must isolate for five days. Sweden is barring all nonessential U.S. visi...Jump to post
IIRC Ch11 laws have changed subsequent to that making staying in Ch11 for an extended period of time difficult if not impossible (in part in response to UA’s excessively long Chapter 11 reorganization which was heavily criticized at the time). That’s why DL and NW filed on the same day- it was the ...Jump to post
Despite living in Florida for many years, I just found out that Orlando has another airport 45 minutes north of MCO called "Sanford," which also has international traffic. Being that Sanford is farther away from downtown Orlando and the major theme parks, why would an airline choose to fl...Jump to post
Have you got a calc of the the systemwide ASMs DL is scheduled to fly in, say, May 2022 vs. May 2019?Jump to post
Necessity is the mother of invention. Having no phone fallback will force further app improvements. That's an interesting tautology you present. It's possible they'll just continue to have lousy customer interface options. Did WN's shortage of planes and staff make them run a more on-time operation...Jump to post
And while their president said there's little chance of the restructuring plan failing, Flightglobal reports that according to PAL , it's not certain the Chapter 11 proceedings will be finished within 2021 ..... I don't see why that's a worry on its own. Carriers can spend a long time in Ch 11: UA ...Jump to post
AA: CVG I'll take the under on that one... way, way under. AA had 610K enplaned passengers in DTW in 2019. AA closed its DTW club right after 9/11 and never came back. CVG Airports' annual airports stats hyperlink doesn't give enplanments by carrier. BTS is mainline only and AA doesn't even rank in...Jump to post
LAXintl, that looks more like a fleet reduction strategy, without fleet simplification. Do you interpret it differently?Jump to post
2. EWR is headed to all 2 cabin regional aircraft departures I believe. Is that correct? I'm interested in an answer to that question, too. UA has stated that it still expects about 10% of departures (not seats or ASMs) to be on single-class aircraft with the implementation of United Next through 2...Jump to post
1. MOL has zero leverage on Boeing. Literally zero. The only way he gets some leverage is by going Airbus, and this is unlikely to save him money. 2. No airline out there is in position to know what the cost structures at an OEM are, and better than the OEM. It is madness. Ryanair think that they h...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:The fact prior ownership will be zeroed out is another.
NW got DOT approval to fly to Vietman -- just weeks before 9/11. I don't know that they ever started service.
https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/sto ... ily30.html
The MAX is the only significant commercial program Boeing has left at this moment. This is why they might be practically unable to afford any firesale priced offers to FR. Somewhere they finally MUST earn their money. Maybe FR just has to wait until 777X progress is cleared and 787 deliveries have ...Jump to post
What are the chances Iran Air will take delivery of their orders? That's not really a function of Iran Air being willing to take delivery, but of Airbus being seen as violating U.S. sanctions. Sanctions have mainly targeted Iran’s purchase of any aircraft that carry more than 10 percent U.S.-origin...Jump to post