Mobile's real problem is PNS less than 60 miles with low fares thanks to WN. David How vacationy is Mobile? Get Allegiant in there! We actually have quite a bit to offer. As far as mardi gras, no its not as big as NO, but it is the birthplace of mardi gras in the US. We also have the Carnival Sensa...Jump to post
Worth remembering 3 things. First, aircraft didn't have the enormous range that they do now. Second, with regards to flights from Europe to Tokyo, the USSR generally did not grant rights to most European airlines to fly over Soviet territory. Some airlines even flew Europe-Japan via Alaska The coll...Jump to post
The volume of orders needed for restarting production of these elements is said to be 100 frames, quite concrete. Even with the spike in Covid related freight, it’s very hard to see Boeing securing anywhere close to 100 commitments. If I were BA, I'd tell any buyer(s) that it's cash on the barrelhe...Jump to post
panam330 wrote:BN727227Ultra wrote:Etceterayokull
Hahahah, nice one.
GEUltraFan9XGTF wrote:At this point reality doesn't matter. The perception of reality has already taken over.
While there were flights suspended day of, it wasn't as bad as Etceterayokull in 2010. For one thing, the dominant wind was roughly west-to-east, which meant that SEA was unaffected. PDX had to close for a very brief period during one of the later eruptions. I'm sure YKM got whacked someting fierce ...Jump to post
The Ron Allen looked like it was designed by the same people that did Janet. (I know, it's a joke but ♪...I don't care...♫)
Although I did like the font, and the color-change between the Delta and the Air Lines.
It was such a shock from the Widget that began with the DC-9, though.
To me the A380 has a limited place, mainly service to strictly capacity controlled airports like LHR and too big for where service frequency more important and had 4 engines. Just imagine if frequency wasn't that important: we would have more A380's flying around, which may have provided a lower ca...Jump to post
ICT-OKC-ICT. 3-6 May. RJ, not mainline. J price ranged from $199-$259. For a 40 min flight. It's clear that they really don't want any pax on that flight--SEA-OKC same days, same plane is $167-$236! I could rent a Lambo at ICT, fill it full of premium, go down I-35 with the cruise at 185 and still p...Jump to post
They can scream all they want. But they no longer have the money to do anything about it. Delta has their own solvency to worry about. There are anti-trust issues that won't go away just because of this pandemic. Like I said, this is just an exercise. A free agent KLM would be awesome for competiti...Jump to post
DL would scream bloody murder if KL went to IAG. They can scream all they want. But they no longer have the money to do anything about it. Delta has their own solvency to worry about. There are anti-trust issues that won't go away just because of this pandemic. Like I said, this is just an exercise.Jump to post
DL will buy a stake in KL before IAG does. Skyteam cant afford to lose KL and DL has made it a point to invest in airlines to sway them away from others and they will fight until the bitter end for KL. DL has no cash at all right now. I know this is an exercise, but how much does IAG have? More imp...Jump to post
DL would scream bloody murder if KL went to IAG.Jump to post
The 777X already had a steep hill to climb. Covid-19 has made that hill even steeper, It certainly not looking great but i won't conclude till it (eventually) enters service and at that point if airlines don't see its value or it doesn't perform to expectation of airlines (...at this point it has t...Jump to post
I found the "DL wants to downsize" headline to be non-news. Shoot, everyone wants to downsize. They want to downsize until it's time to expand. Econ 101. in fact, the airline that announces they want to expand in this climate will see their stock go to zero. People need to consider our th...Jump to post
I found the "DL wants to downsize" headline to be non-news. Shoot, everyone wants to downsize. They want to downsize until it's time to expand. Econ 101.
in fact, the airline that announces they want to expand in this climate will see their stock go to zero.
That is an interesting, rather matter-of-fact look at the unfortunate situation Braniff faced; the program scrupulously failed to mention the "dirty tricks" AA used to help precipitate the airline's downfall. Living in Dallas at the time, I saw some of what was happening. https://www.upi....Jump to post
Did Jonnyc have a rumor a few months back we'd see a change soon? Could be related to this I think that this is the wrong time to tout a 'rebirth' or 'rededication to service' or 'new beginning', especially with a potential BK, a literal decimation of payroll, and 5% load factors. That, and I like ...Jump to post
I think the 777x is the next generation's 388. When compared to the 777, essentially no one wants the plane. I think this goes for the 35K as well--most of the orders are from leasing companies and tertiary-level airlines that might not survive this economy. I think that for the forseeable future th...Jump to post
petertenthije wrote:You’re a day early for april fools.
Communications are going out tonight to DAL inflight that beginning Wednesday morning, their service will all but emulate Southwest and AA: water. This includes all DAL domestic first class - nothing catered but bottled water and for flights over 900 miles, a flight fuel box. Only domestic run not ...Jump to post
OK, maybe not a liquidation but how about AA being encouraged to accept bids? Similar to when Wells Fargo was paid by the Feds to acquire Wachovia?Jump to post
I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo! It's eerie. The 5th runway crosses over I-285. Entering the tunnel underneath the runway you can see all the tails of parked aircraft on both sides of the highway. I think Virgin has a 789 parked ...Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:9w748capt wrote:It still amazes me to this day that they had an entire fleet emblazoned with "nwa". I mean they were truly progressive for their time!
Plot twist Northwest Airlines was secretly owned by Dr Dre
AA was never considered to be a "home town airline" in the DFW area; Southwest and Braniff held that title. It did come in as a voracious - some might say vicious - predator (I am sure there are past threads about the "dirty tricks" AA is alleged to have taken) and, in the end, ...Jump to post
I did it! I travelled from Europe across an ocean with the sole purpose of flying on the MD-88. To experience this aircraft type for the first and final time. Earlier I had logged the MD-81, -82, -83, -87 and -90. Only the MD-88 was still missing. After considering the options for quite some time I...Jump to post
FWIW, there are active pilot rumors circulating that DL's having second thoughts about the cost of keeping the 717 around long-term, and is currently exploring the idea of phasing the jets out in the next few years, which would require keeping a number of MD-90 around longer than intended. That's c...Jump to post
I smell the Jet A nore in the jetway than in the aircraft, but it does make me smile. There's the blast of humidity that hits you at the diaphragm of the jetway and aircraft, especially at ATL, IAH and DFW. Inside the aircraft? Coffee, burnt coffee. I'm married to a barista and I know all about burn...Jump to post
HNLSLCPDX wrote:This will put all the a.net talk of an AS/B6 merger to bed.
ual763 wrote:Well that’s going to piss Delta off! Good for AA! Never would have dreamed this happening in a thousand years.
BENFRANKLIN wrote:TC957 wrote:With the seeming unstoppable growth of Amazon, could an order for new freighters be in the works or do you think they will continue operating P2F airframes for the foreseeable future ?
Amazon (Bezos) can pretty much do whatever he wants.
SELMER40 wrote:The n515cr 31 Jan 2020 report shows Active MD-88s : 48.
Where does Delta get 48 airplanes in 11 months to replace them?
ZKCIF wrote:Winning WN as a customer?
A good one.
Yes, DL completed the purchase of its 20% equity stake. SEC filings in these matters are quick, public, and definitive. 'In accordance with the provisions of article 212 of the Securities Market Law and the provisions of General Regulation No. 104 of the CMF, the Offeror declares the Offer successf...Jump to post