Thanks for starting this thread and for the detailed summary of changes to ABQ/SAF flights. Where do people see as the most likely new cities to receive service? Could JetBlue create a ABQ-BOS route or is that too long of a trip to justify the economics? Would AA bring CLT back? UA to IAD or EWR? A...Jump to post
What I would like to see is a 797 that is a true 767 replacement with range of 5 700 nautical miles. I am not sure this is possible, so I suspect I will keep on dreaming.Jump to post
I would like this concept if the fleet plan was based on the E175-e2 rather than the A220-300. The capital and operating costs of a 175E2 and A223 aren’t all that different, and the CASM of the 223 likely blows the 175E2 away with 40-60 extra seats. But the range of the A223 will allow a lot of cit...Jump to post
It wss an extremely traumatic event for residents of the DMV. Drew Lewis took charge for the federal government as many were concerned the accident may have been caused by air traffic control error. To reiterate here, it was Drew Lewis who fired the air traffic controllers. I'm pleased that aviation...Jump to post
IAD is probably the most northeasterly airport in the US with four runways capable of simultaneous operations operating in a much less congested airspace than NYC and runway constrained Newark. So it makes sense for UA to make EWR an O&D focused airport and to make more reliable IAD the connect...Jump to post
Per wikipedia (light?) rail will open sometime this year. Excellent traffic resistant ground transportation is absolutely needed for a first class airport. This must have been a factor in airlines moving there. Is that Silver Line indeed going to open this year? Metro can work if you have a small r...Jump to post
I was at DCA today and saw they have built a terrace that can serve as a path between the secured part of the north C pier and the walkway to the new commuter concourse. Building a temporary enclosure would likely make this an acceptable option for passengers.Jump to post
The other factor to consider is that it is very unlikely that operating revenues will cover operating expenses on Phase 2 of the silver line for a number of years. It is my understanding that WMATA is looking for a commitment from the stakeholders to cover the revenue shortfall in order to relieve t...Jump to post
Tell me what AS would need them for? They fly the 737NG on their longest flights even though they have the 321 in the fleet. For their direct flights from Anchorage to Tokyo connecting with JAL, or Helsinki connecting with FinnAir... Ok. You're right. They don't need em. *kicks can* They need the A...Jump to post
The other option is CDG. It's about 80 miles closer to FBM than BRU and there is good train service between the airport and Brussels. As French is widely spoken in this part of the Congo I would think such a service would stimulate the market and would be good for Congolese tourism.Jump to post
Air Senegal will be the sixith African carrier at IAD after Ethiopian, Souuth Afirican, Royal Air Maroc, EgyptAir, and Cabo Verdi Airlines. Pretty impressive from my point of view.Jump to post
I believe the key will be airport costs after the third runway is built at LHR. CPE is already very high at Heathrow. High airport costs will discourage LCC's from entering the fray. I don’t agree with that. The airport charges will be the same for EasyJet as they are for BA. If the rest of EasyJet...Jump to post
The high yield transatlantic play at LTN iwould be aimed at the affluent residents in North West London that find LTN more convenient than LHR.Jump to post
I believe LTN has real potential for B6. It is 28 miles from Central London, compared to LHR being just 14 miles away. However, the roads there are somewhat less congested so the LHR time savings may not be particularly significant in my opinion. The rail interface to St. Pancras International gets ...Jump to post
BWI has become a highly seasonal station for AS. Next winter AS will operate only 2 daily round trips at BWI: SEA (1) and LAX (1).
Next summer AS will operate 6 daily round trips at BWI: SEA (2), PDX (1), SFO (1), LAX (1), and SAN (1).
A lot of routes are ending or being seasonally suspended, though. LAX loses one route, PHL. SAN loses OMA, MCI, DAL, ELP and others. SFO sees a lot of seasonal suspensions on East Coast flying. To elaborate, it looks like SFO-PHL/BWI/RDU/BNA are going seasonal, and SFO-MCI/SAN-MSP might have been c...Jump to post
For anyone interested in the airport’s history, including commercial jet growth and noise abatement, here is an article for you. https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/city-manager/john-wayne-airport/settlement-agreement-extension/history-of-jwa You can see the numbers of flights has...Jump to post
I believe that LGB is a marginal station for AA.
It won't take much for them to pull out.
B6 is on the waiting list for SNA. Their A220-300 has the runway performance to fly nonstop from SNA to JFK and BOS. We'll see what happens.Jump to post
I looked at the average domestic air fares published by BTS for the 48 contiguous states for all 5 LA basin airports in 1Q 2019. The results are as following: SNA - $363 LAX - $336 ONT - $323 BUR - $262 LGB - $216 With yields so low I doubt that any airline makes dime one at LGB (with the possible e...Jump to post
It looks like Long Beach wants to run out Mesa (and AA) from the airport. Perhaps WN will fill the void and serve LGB-PHX if AA abandons the market.Jump to post
WN tried LAS and SAN from IAD a couple of years ago or so and couldn't make them work. Today they only operate 5 departures a day at IAD: DEN - 3, ATL - 2. IAD could use an LCC that is fully committed to developing the airport in my opinion. And what gates would this mythical LCC hub use? There are...Jump to post
Thanks enilria AS FLL-SEA NOV 1.3>1.9[1.4] DEC 1.5>2[1.4] This seems to be a goldmine for them. B6 really is dragging their feet on not adding this route. *B6 CHS-DCA JAN 1.5>0[1.5] FEB 0.8>0[1.8] *B6 DCA-JAX JAN 1.5>0[1.6] FEB 0.8>0[1.7] B6 DCA-PBI JAN 1.2>1.9[1.1] FEB 0.4>0.8[1.4] B6 DCA-RSW JAN ...Jump to post
UA167 from Lisbon to IAD just attempted to divert to DCA. After going around once it landed at DCA just before a line of severe storms ripped through. Weather is the obvious reason, but has there been an international diversion like this before? Can CBP process these folks or do they have to get to...Jump to post
atcsundevil, I disagree with you that Nextgen won't add capacity at DCA. The IFR acceptance rate is 28 per hour, which is what slots are based on. With Nextgen VFR becomes the new IFR with an acceptance rate of 32 per hour. In addition the short runways, which can be used by large regional jets and ...Jump to post
DCA has potential for expansion due to the FAA's Nextgen program . It also has the real estate to accommodate this growth between the banjo gates and the B connector. Virginia will make the call. and I think in the end they will make the right capi as the cost of fully redeveloping Terminal A at DCA...Jump to post
I’m also surprised that Ultimate hasn’t tried anything at DCA - they technically don’t have to follow any of the slot rules, as they are “general aviation.” (Kind of how they got into Atlanta Peachtree - they aren’t technically a commercial airline). GA is heavily regulated at DCA. They would have ...Jump to post
I have long thought that the greatest picture of the Concorde was at IAD in the '70's when the AF and BA aircraft were nose to nose.Jump to post
I hate to be the party pooper. but DCA will get significant additional airfield capacity once the FAA Nextgen program is fully operational. This will give Congress the option to make significant changes to the high density and perimeter rules at DCA. We'll see what happens.Jump to post
I once reviewed the noise ordinances at Lake Tahoe and found them impossible to work with from a commercial aviation standpoint.
Airplanes are much quieter than they once were, perhaps a review might be in order.
My best take as what's going on is that the UAE is resisting the airline financial disclosure requirements recently agreed to by Qatar with the US government. The source of the resistance may be Etihad rather than Emirates. However, Emirates has to tow the UAE line. I suspect the US is threatening t...Jump to post