According to the Valley Morning Star out of Harlingen, TX, former United Continental CFO Andrew Levy is talking up the idea of B737-800-based service. "Bleisure?"
Ah, "second" is not first. All the loyalty is up in Chicago. (Of course, I remember when Houston was the big hub, but all anyone cared about was Newark).Jump to post
I would imagine a boring airplane that doesn't take much to fly would be a good thing to have. Given that flying can get really exciting in a really bad way really suddenly, boredom has its merits...Jump to post
Well, okay -- United is about to lose the last element of Continental Airlines that existed. They ditched the Houston headquarters and downsized the hub. So what's left for anyone in Houston to show loyalty to?Jump to post
impilot wrote:khinstorff wrote:What’s the backstory of this design?
Probably more cheap advertising, similar to the dumb jetblue vacations plane.
What has happened to rumors of ADD-LOS-IAH?Jump to post
No, the point is that the Silver Line isn't the game changer for IAD which boosters claim it will be. Spending hundreds of millions of dollars (the incremental cost of the detour into the airport) probably isn't worthwhile compared with the bus which offers comparable travel times today, at lower f...Jump to post
DCA-PEK , DCA-HND , DCA-LHR , DCA-BRU , DCA-CDG , DCA-BER , anything else? In order to archive that DCA needs massive expansion Runway 15/33 expand northwestward and pass through the Pentagon and Arlington Runway 1/19 and 4/22 expand northward to cross Potomac River The new ATC tower will be built ...Jump to post
BML87 wrote:Amid a growing dispute, Saudia will suspend all flights to YYZ starting next week.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/middleea ... index.html
Seriously, though, I hope they have studied the business models of Ethiopian and Air Kenya. Clearly those two have some management savvy in their corner. And a wealthy benefactor wouldn't hurt.Jump to post
Why do I think this is another 404 scam?Jump to post
Zoedyn wrote:PVG and LAX both have 5 rwys
ATL has plans to build a sixth rwy
A new three-tier pricing policy has been instituted by El Al on certain flights to Europe, and it appears to be the carrier's latest response to the low-fare carriers that are now moving into Israel.
Fricking frackers haven't caught up yet to OPEC's attempts to drive up prices by reducing surplus from the marketplace. At the moment, though, inventories are continuing to shrink. At some point, that will drive the price up, and when it happens, it will be a bigger move than anyone has anticipated...Jump to post
Cost, cost and cost. UA would love to move on to a new C/D and expand operations but the costs at IAD are very high, without the new C/D even being built. Cost has been no deterrent to all the international carriers that have started service at IAD in the last few years. If United thinks IAD is exp...Jump to post
This............. "One big question facing Dulles is whether MWAA and United can reach an agreement on a new concourse C/D to replace the temporary facilities that the airline has used since the mid-1980s." There are still some perfectly good planning documents sitting on the shelf at MWA...Jump to post
This virus was in outbreak for 4 days and was patched a year ago. Why in the world is Boeing not updating their computers to be protected from these kind of things? So there was some idiot in South Carolina who clicked on an e-mailed link, which they know they're not supposed to do, and it apparent...Jump to post
AFAIK United once had their entire HQs in Elk Grove Village near ORD, but Stephen Wolf wanted his and other executives offices in downtown Chicago and their HQ remains split today. It seems UA could have a really impressive unified sprawling HQ and training center (similiar to what AA had at Centre...Jump to post
JFK was served via Geneva and after that station closed, via Larnaca (and maybe nonstop JFK BAH, not sure). There was a tag on to Houston for a while too (obviously no local traffic JFK IAH). All A340-300. Frankly, if they couldn't make IAH work, there are probably not many other cities in North Am...Jump to post
With the recent upswing of Sun Country, is a Westjet style expansion in its future? SY is very small at the moment, but it definitely looks they want to change that. Past domestic growth, is long haul with SY a possibility in the future, and if so, can they become the Northwest? It is hard to take ...Jump to post
And it now appears that this idea got walked back quicker than Lufthansa's new paint scheme...
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companie ... ocid=ientp
So the employees that are more dependable and efficient, thus more valuable to the company, are rewarded for it. That's not a lottery. I wish FedEx would go back to merit bonuses instead of treating every employee the same, financially speaking. If you will not win as a team, you will lose as indiv...Jump to post
I was under the impression that the Lion group was exclusively a Boeing franchise. If the A321 can make it into the line-up at a level of orders for 65 at Batik, then Boeing must be under a competitive challenge...Jump to post
I was going to go with Leeham...Jump to post
Would be really sad to see this deal not go through. Also would kinda go against Trump's ''America First'' policy Since when has Trump been known to do anything not mercurial? He says one thing, tweets another thing, then does a third...all the while looking over his shoulder to make sure Robert Mu...Jump to post
There we go,again! Bathroom tiles! How uninspiring! What does it have to do with an airline sign? "We see the world differently". I see the same lack of inspiration allll over again...... It seems they asked from the designing team: look guys, we want a sign that shows the transition from...Jump to post
No rumor. Article in the Houston Chronicle confirms it...
https://www.chron.com/business/bizfeed/ ... 628669.php
No word on the aircraft returning to DFW, but that could be in the works, too...
Maybe one of the respective local residents can explain: Why is the water next to SFO / JFK so rich in wildlife compared to, for example, the waters surrounding HKG, SIN, KIX, HND, ...? Even Oakland has a runway built on reclaimed land, as are parts of SFO and JFK already. JFK and SFO are in the US...Jump to post
RJNUT wrote:I wonder how many of those "chainers" have ever loudly displayed their upset over the chronic delays at SFO or exhorbitant fares?!
I found a more apples-to-apples comparison over at SkyscraperCity, from someone who gets his numbers from IATA. For what it's worth - one month, YTD and full year stats...
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost. ... count=2252
Because many of the airports have not reported full year data, comparisons are not possible. We won't know until ACI publishes their rankings - in about three months.Jump to post
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/676904/Russia-Supersonic-Plane-Concorde-Vladimir-Putin-Tu-160M2-Tupolev-Mach-2-Passenger-Moscow Based on the TU-160m2 BlackJack supersonic bomber. The fact it is based on a flying supersonic bomber makes it a little then vaporware. Ah, the Daily Star. Ren...Jump to post
It will be interesting to see how all of this dovetails with their plans to boost domestic capacity in a bid to catch up with their rivals. The A321 is a versatile aircraft and a good replacement for the 757. American seems to like the airplane...Jump to post
How is United hampered or not by its like of 600+ flights hubs? ORD and IAH are in the 500's. They don't have fortress hubs like ATL, DFW, or CLT. United is starting to address that, and the markets are not happy. The forecasts of 4-6% domestic growth per year from 2018 through 2020 appear to be de...Jump to post
DexSwart wrote:The Seychelles could make a great connection point between Africa and Asia.
Maybe they should try and capitalise on this even more?