If there's any interest on DL's part, then I would say it's more a negotiating tactic to keep Airbus honest. Push comes to shove, then the MAX becomes more of a possibility, but not without an MRO agreement from CFM. DL agreed to 100 options, which have a price attached to them - and I'm certain th...Jump to post
Ultimately, DL has nearly 200 used B739 and new A321 scheduled for delivery by early 2027. We may see DL add additional used aircraft, or convert a small quantity of additional A321 options, but the notion that DL's going to order 100+ MAX (in order to justify adding the aircraft, the minimum order...Jump to post
First, the airlines should offer at least 32 inches of leg room (like Southwest) so we are not crammed in like sardines. Over 60% of the WN fleet has a seat pitch of 31", not 32". 2012 Evolve on the 737-700s. Want to point to the peer-reviewed study that shows agressive on-plane behavior ...Jump to post
Make an example out of a few people and this will stop. Give a lifetime flight ban to the next 10 people who are forcibly removed and put them on a public list online. No, that won't work, not any better than the death penalty ends homicides. (Would you have guessed that states with the death penal...Jump to post
Between Chapter 11 and an aversion to making infrastructure spend part of the same fabric as outsized military spending, it is the US government, more than the airlines, that make competition lopsided and unbalanced. Making the government responsible for carrier use of Chapter 11... that's a very n...Jump to post
Eh - I'd say the 737-9 was a mistake and the -10 corrects it.
The advantage of certification for 200 passengers on the -8 isn't worth much, IMHO: most aircraft/carriers operate with fewer seats.
I wonder who came up with the idea of car keys with chips - manufacturers, regulators, or some unlucky engineer who's car was stolen? Off-topic, but it was brought to market by GM in the mid-80s, with one of 15 resistor values, under the name Vehicle Anti-Theft System (VATS). If the value matched, ...Jump to post
not a bad idea to request input from those who have to deal with the issue on a day to day basis (aka the airlines) and then see what additional measures would be needed/helpful. U.S. Federal rulemaking routinely asks for public comment - from industry and citizens. There's probably a provision for...Jump to post
Nothing stops DOT/DOJ from reviewing the deal. As is DOJ did express concern that the alliance could cause coordination that leads to increased ticket prices. The outgoing Transportation Secretary literally on her final day in office signed off on the joint venture which certainly raised eyebrows. ...Jump to post
From awhile back when a similar question was posed about AUS-MKE, i pulled some stuff on the F9 at AUS topic. I've updated the list, but as I mentioned before Frontier's experience at AUS isn't especially meaningful given their track record of new city pairs not lasting long. All 29 of these Fronti...Jump to post
Am wondering how upset airports are (such as my hometown LAX) that spent tens (if not hundreds) of millions of dollars on a380 infrastructure upgrades to terminals, runways to accommodate the now-shuttered a380 program? At least there will be a380 service returning to LAX for the foreseeable future...Jump to post
I'm hardly the resident PTV expert, but I'll point out the first 321NEO was initially scheduled for delivery in "late 2020," roughly two years after the first A220 was delivered. I doubt DL created a successor PTV system in such short time, and if they did, it'd be a software upgrade that...Jump to post
holczakker wrote:MIflyer12 wrote:Operator error.
While using an otherwise marvellous, failsafe design.
Well I sure didn't see that one coming. Good news for ATL-based bargain hunters for the time being, but it remains to be seen if CM has any staying power in ATL. DL has served Panama City from ATL without direct competition for over 20 years. I'm sure this will rouse ATL's 800 pound gorilla from it...Jump to post
Cathay Pacific flew its HKG-YYZ route with a tech stop at ANC. After 9/11, passengers were no longer allowed to deplane at ANC for a few years. I flew that route a lot, on an A340-300. It took over 19 hrs westbound. The plane leaves YYZ at around 1am local time, arrives at ANC about 5 hrs later. It...Jump to post
There is no international law that requires asylum seekers to ask for asylum in the first safe country they arrive in. Sure there is. The U.S. has such agreements with Canada and Mexico. An agrement between two or more sovereign countries is international law. In May 2019, Mexico and the United Sta...Jump to post
When is it being delivered? I believe this will be the first aircraft in DL fleet with the new domestic Fist Class seating and new AVOD system... Pretty exciting! What new AVOD system is that? https://news.delta.com/delta-introduces-new-domestic-first-class-seats-a321neo-fleet "In addition to ...Jump to post
Anyone who thinks the negative test requirement is going away any time soon may need to accept the possibility of not traveling internationally until 2023 or later. Until they declare an end to this pandemic I don't see the negative test requirement being dropped. That conflicts with a popular sent...Jump to post
After the generous aid/loan package that AA and other airlines in US received, the Big 3 should stop complaining about Emirates or Qatar or some other airline getting their govt financing. There's a difference between pandemic support to avoid domestic industry implosion and subsidies flowing in go...Jump to post
The Biden administration will lift travel restrictions starting in November on those from abroad who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, ending a travel ban implemented to limit the spread of disease and reopening the United States to relatives who have been separated from families and em...Jump to post
Hence the question asked by the original poster about the future of the A319neo in Airbus portfolio when the A220 is perceptible less expensive and easier to sell. https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/backgrounders/Airbus-Commercial-Aircraft-list-prices-2018.pdf You're c...Jump to post
I don't think I would follow the OP in arguing that 'airports suffered.' The routes served evolved into greater fractions of long distance flying. That seems sensible enough. There's no reason to see networks cast in amber, expecting them to be unchanged for multiple decades. Comparison to regulated...Jump to post
Payroll support is ending. This is just thr beginning of the layoffs. That's the thing. End of September brings the end of the no-involuntary-separations mandate that came with the 3rd round of Payroll Suppport Program funding for carriers and certain contractors. I don't know if there will be big ...Jump to post
The tech stop in YVR was better as it is exactly mid-point on the routing. To be more precise the difference is 42nm. http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=CDG-YVR-PPT%0D%0ACDG-PPT%0D%0ACDG-LAX-PPT&MS=wls&DU=nm That may be best for fuel efficiency but it's not necessarily otherwise ideal. Sleep timi...Jump to post
However putting models into the market that don't sell (now talking specifically about the A319NEO), does not really indicate a smart use of resources nor a very keen understanding of the market and it's customers need and considerations. Something which never really does really look good on a manu...Jump to post
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