I guess let me clarify. "Summer" being June through half of August. Everything returns mid month, which I don't know how that makes sense unless there's a strong hope that things turn around as summer evolves. Even that doesn't make sense. A lot of the summer TATL capacity historically re...Jump to post
CaliguyNYC wrote:FCO/MAD may work, but they would need US connections to even being close to viable.
This is "journalism" in 2021. They rarely proofread or fact check anything. Someone probably told him it was a 777 and there it goes in print. At least they got a plane AA actually flies. This has nothing to do with aviation and just modern journalism They did come back and publish a corr...Jump to post
Delta also has an in-house proprietary wireless IFE system that is already on certain aircraft (A220, A330neo, 767-400) and will be retrofitted across the fleet replacing Panasonic. The screens are basically a tablet which receives content from a central onboard server. Greatly reduces weight. No w...Jump to post
NW and Delta Merge - CVG and MEM shut down, DTW and ATL win DL de-banked CVG in 2003, and began drawing it down significantly in 2005. By the time of the 2008 merger, CVG had already lost the majority of its international flights, and served 12million LESS passengers than its 2004/2005 high. And fu...Jump to post
Is there no public transport in these places? Likely there's a bus line that runs along the airport which you could take to get to your hotel. And any popular leisure/outdoor destinations would have bus lines serving them as well, wouldn't they? America needs the European mentality when it comes to...Jump to post
With the many recent adds from PWM from airlines, is B6 adding MCO/FLL/LAX possible? I would think B6 staying year-round would be the first step. Nationwide I think a lot of the Florida service is not at sustainable levels, its a miserable place to go in the summer. Maybe so, but kids are out of sc...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:I really don't think seat back screens are necessary for flights under 3 hours.
Pittsburgh is declining? I've read so many articles lately stating that PIT is on its way to becoming a business and technology hub. If you want to ignore everything that happened in greater PIT from ~1970 to 2000, sure, go ahead. That won't get any intellectual traction. It what decade did the reg...Jump to post
"Don't work out" != "stuck with the tab", but PIT comes close to that standard: The airport underwent a massive $1 billion rebuilding and expansion which was completed in 1992 and became a major hub for US Airways. The new airport was one of the most innovative in the world, dub...Jump to post
CVG was quite an operation at its peak - though fares were exorbitantly high. What good were nonstops to places like Anchorage, Rome or Vail if nobody could afford them? Surely folks in the Cincinnati area today appreciate the presence of F9, G4 and WN these days; and the significantly lower fares ...Jump to post
and often ask taxpayers to fund huge expansions that often times don't work out (ref: PIT). That's a bit of fiction as applied to U.S. airports which don't - generally - rely on taxpayer funds but instead on federal airport improvement grants, PFCs (passenger-paid, not taxpayers), and leases. Airpo...Jump to post
You're not making a coherent case. You said DL is 'probably worst' positioned because of premium seat density. It doesn't have the highest premium seat density. I am happy to see you corrected with publicly available info. Compare E75, 763, 764, 319, 320, 739, 772 to 333, 789 to 359... UA has a high...Jump to post
The first part of your analysis is spot on but I disagree DL is the best positioned - quite the opposite, I think they are probably worst positioned coming out of this - for the exact reason you mentioned: premium seat density. DL was/is a very premium centric airline and they heavily rely on paid ...Jump to post
One can clearly see how revenue lagging far behind demand. For Q2 they forecast to fly 68% of 2019 capacity but estimate 50-55% of revenue. I've been posting of that problem for months, in response to the overexcited 'Carrier xx is scheduling XX% of 2019 capacity next month!' remarks. That doesn't ...Jump to post
Cash positive of $4M a day in March. Doesn’t appear to be caveated as “core” or whatnot. Oh, it's heavily footnoted: Cash (Burn)/Generation. We present cash (burn)/generation because management believes this metric is helpful to investors to evaluate the company's ability to maintain liquidity and ...Jump to post
Boutique Air had submitted $0 subsidy bids for these two airports last year along with $0 subsidy proposals for JLN, SUX and WYS. But Boutique withdrew its proposals in February due to what it called a lack of DOT responsiveness. Boutique in its withdrawal letter also questioned whether the DOT is ...Jump to post
McNamara bathrooms are much more clean as I feel that this has been a complaint for many in years past. No longer do they smell horrid and look unattended. From the very first week McNamara opened, and every single time though 2019. Seriously. I look forward to observing the improvement. The Spring...Jump to post
I’m quite sure LAX O&D can support more than 1x daily on a ULCC. I don’t understand why AA would cede this ground to NK when they’re so well established on the route, maybe yields were poor? You have likely answered your own question. With business travel down and now NK on the route you can be...Jump to post
Ishrion wrote:I've been waiting on DFW-BGR. Great route to complement DFW-PWM going daily this summer.
Regarding efficiency, if the 77W is still viable in 2023 then so is the A380. You just need routes with adequate demand, which QF does but AF or MH did not. Well, that's the thing: A380 CASM is comparable to a typical 77W config but it's a much bigger increment of capacity to fill. They get used on...Jump to post
Or maybe Skywest is re-evaluating how they allocate costs to their at-risk EAS flying, or maybe even getting a little cavalier. Skywest has such a big EAS network yet it is a drop in the bucket revenue-wise so they can afford to roll the dice with a high bid and lose a few. That is the nature of ma...Jump to post
Personally I believe November 1H will be around 105% 2019 domestic/Latin America levels and Nov 2H and Dec 2H will be around 115% - even factoring in the availability of domestic widebodies... What level of business demand is implicit in that? AA is going to have a ton of widebody slack - it does s...Jump to post
AA estimates its cash burn rate for Q1 was $27mil/day generating net loss of $2.7-2.8bil on 62% reduction in revenue. Ended Q1 with $17.3bil liquidity. SEC filing https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/node/39021/html It should be noted that is available liquidity, as noted in the linked SEC filing.Jump to post
How is Mexico to HRL demand compared to Mexico to LRD/MFE? Could HRL-MEX/MTY/GDL be viable? Too much of the ticket price gets eaten up by various cross-border fees demanded by both parties. For most any U.S. city proximate to the Mexican border it's going to be better to cross by land and take an i...Jump to post
It’s been over a decade - both were Q400 routes on the old Lynx Aviation under the old Frontier. Will be interesting to watch! - GJT is interesting - is it just to plug folks into the broader system? Doesn’t seem to be much of a “tourist” draw unlike the other 3 GJT is the closest airport to Arches...Jump to post
United looking for more cash. United Airlines intends to commence a private offering to eligible purchasers of US$5.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of two series of notes, the senior secured notes due 2026 and the senior secured notes due 2029, subject to market and other conditions. The No...Jump to post
I don't want to take the position that it's impossible this is a DL order, but it strikes me as odd that they would order more so quickly after major A220 deferments. https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1457783 changes from 12/31/19 to 12/31/20: A220-100, pushed 3 from 2020 into 2021; pu...Jump to post
Greece, Iceland, and now Croatia will welcome vaccinated tourists. More will follow... The big destinations for Americans are the UK, Italy, France, Spain and Germany. Most Americans couldn't find Croatia with a good map and half an hour, Game of Thrones geeks included. Until some subset of the big...Jump to post
piedmontf284000 wrote:*The completion of the airline's acquisition of 33 Airbus A220 aircraft, manufactured at Airbus' Mirabel, Quebec facility.
Assuming transfer passengers can still connect, isn't taking local passengers off of the flights, in effect making those flights even less efficient? Yes. This will be the death knell of many routes, even those remaining 'allowed' for connecting passengers. Imagine running NYC-DCA for connecting pa...Jump to post
Well, if the TGV stops at CDG then I see less of a problem. But from my experience it is a pain in the ass to travel by train with a lot of luggage, much more comfortable by plane. Furthermore, inbound passenger, often coming from another continent, have a preference to directly arrive at the desti...Jump to post
You're ignoring yields in the E75 vs. CR2 comparison. If people will pay for F (and maybe Y+) the higher trip costs can be covered. The type of plane is not irrelevant to an important subset of passengers. DL/AA/UA/AS have spent a decade fleeing from single-class express fleets. CR2s were better tha...Jump to post
There are some things that are pretty uniquely French that make this work: 1. They've spent 45 years building out a comprehensive TGV network. 2. Over 90% of electrical generation in 2019 was carbon-free: nuclear (overwhelmingly) but also hydro, wind and solar. 3. Long-haul air travel is almost excl...Jump to post
Boeing is also struggling to find directors that are qualified for the role because nobody seems to be interested. That's quite an exaggeration - a phrase not found in the linked WSJ piece. The WSJ spends more time on the matter of seeking diversity candidates: Mr. Kellner said earlier this year th...Jump to post
By this, and this is just purely my speculation and opinion, I expect, just like Allegiant, the E190/E195 not to fly a lot in September and October. For most of the year, I expect reduced flying on reduced demand days where Breeze works to find out what the seasonal demand is and what the demand pr...Jump to post
jayunited wrote:United is starting to get away from selling the full domestic scheduled until 4 weeks out...
Some employers have already mandated vaccines. A few states have removed religious or philosophical exemptions for school vaccination requirements. I wouldn't assume a religious declaration will prove a universally successful skip-vaccine loophole. Citrus1492 may just have to self-terminate . “We fe...Jump to post
How far could WN make it into South America if they decide to give it a go from FLL? BSB? You're dreaming. WN couldn't even make MEX work from any U.S. origin. MEX, the fifth highest passenger volume international destination airport from the U.S., ahead of FRA and NRT. Anything in Brazil would be ...Jump to post
Under U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, once the court accepts LATAM's motion to terminate leases or return aircraft to lenders, LATAM is done. It's up to the aircraft owners to decide. If there are multiple owners it makes an 'all of them' deal much harder to achieve.Jump to post
Some of these are absolutely bizarre... ACV and RDD? How on earth are you going to fill a 180+ seat 738 to/from cities of that size. UA runs CR2s for a reason - and even they aren’t full. Good luck! Filling 738 s from BUR to ACV and RDD, with no interlining? Hah hah hah. Not even at $19 each way, a...Jump to post
BA744PHX wrote:Many companies prefer clients not to use Amex due to their horrific fees to vendors.
50 Seaters : United is looking at restricting the stage length of the 50 seaters, United still see a bright future for the CJR550s customers love the onboard configuration. UA will keep some regular CJR200s on hand to feed the hubs from some smaller towns/cities. For now nothing really concrete to ...Jump to post
Regarding the A350-900 they will probably be replaced by the 787-9 and also by the smaller 787-8 but here starts the problem : Which model will replace the 77W ? Maybe with some refines in the 787-10 project it will be a solid cadidate as it is capable of operating GRU-Europe without penalities but...Jump to post
Unfortunately, this thread will go down the same rabbit hole that they always do painting a false picture of companies passing up qualified candidates for less qualified or unqualified candidates because of their race, which is not the reality. UA is trying to increase outreach and break down barri...Jump to post
There was a some news last year that Delta were going to take them off their hands as part of the cash injection, but that was before COVID. Buying four used LATAM A350s was one of the series of obligations of DL's LATAM equity buy (along with taking over orders for ten new A350s). DL paid $62 mill...Jump to post
Is the BTV-BOS an EAS route? If not seems kind of out of place, given the current environment. I know BTV has been begging for a BOS link for years, but if it didn't get it pre-COVID when any business PAX would have used the route, who is going to be flying the route post-COVID, when by and large, ...Jump to post