The FRA and Amtrak developed a plan 3 years ago for a line relocation in eastern Connecticut to speed up the Acela to better compete with air service. The governor, both senators, the congressman, evironmentalists and nimby's all joined forces to halt the process, including threats to defund Amtrak....Jump to post
The Chinese government is unhappy with an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal concerning the virus.
Their reporters have been expelled from China.
Absolutely right. We fly WN exclusively just because of their change policy. With two kids in the military, you can bet there will be at least one change in schedule. With WN, no issue. We could save $50 or more on a legacy, but with a change they would say thanks for your money, now buy another tic...Jump to post
I too am surprised with EU and NATO staff in Brussels numbering about 40,000, mostly EU, SN has done done better.
I suppose most fly their own national airlines instead of SN. One would think those staffs have a significant travel budget.
I will admit I am not an airline guy, but succeeding in the UK domestic market outside connecting traffic is very tough. If God made a country highly fit for railways, this would be it. Over 1.5 billion railway passengers per year in a nation of 65 plus million. The US has 30 plus million per year i...Jump to post
No! All are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, however not all are the Netherlands. It's also not classed as a domestic but as a intercontinental route. Aruba and Curacao and St Maarten are both independent countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands Bonaire, St. Eustatius and saba are spe...Jump to post
The largest shareholder in CX remains the Swire Group, headed by Barnaby Swire of the U.K.
Probably something Beijing is not happy about remembering right at the moment even if he does reside in far off Kent.
I think the future of EAS is quite secure. LNS in less than 70 miles from PHL, and of course MDT is just 30 minutes down the road. We have EAS service BWI, 2 per day, And PIT, 3 per day. An average of about 1 or 2 passengers per flight. The local Congressman is a big anti waste spending guy. Except ...Jump to post
California could have purchased the Coast Line. It would never be high speed but would provide regional services. The Valley route could have been double or triple tracked north of Bakersfield again providing regional service. All for a fraction of the cost of CAHSR. They probably haven't thought t...Jump to post
California could have purchased the Coast Line. It would never be high speed but would provide regional services. The Valley route could have been double or triple tracked north of Bakersfield again providing regional service. All for a fraction of the cost of CAHSR. They probably haven't thought th...Jump to post
Two years ago there was a plan to reroute Amtrak from Old Saybrook CT to Kenyon RI to speed the New York to Boston service. Protests erupted, both Connecticut Senators and the Governor, as well as the House Representatives all opposed. One Comgressman threatened to defund the NEC. The plan was dropp...Jump to post
I think Russia's a great place to visit. Although airport immigration at ROV (Rostov-on-Don) took me into secondary (they REALLY didn't know why I wanted to visit their city), I never encountered any issues wandering throughout Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, or Rostov. In fact, Moscow is one of my ...Jump to post
Just a question.
If BA could not make this work with a vast network, what does VS bring to the table to make a difference?
Channex757 wrote:philabos wrote:On the other side of the coin, what happens to FR UK ops?
The first aircraft is G-RUKA and the airline Ryanair UK commences operations in January 2019.
So it's all in hand. Home base will be at STN naturally.
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Amtrak trains are delayed very frequently as well to the point of annoyance. Not to mention, it's not cheap either unless you go off peak and use the Metroliner. I was one of those people that always drove to DC on the East Coast. I didn't have Easy Pass and I still hit almost $20 in tolls by the t...Jump to post
The other offer from the state controlled railway?Jump to post
You were allowed to take two items from their snack basket?
I just flew Southwest and they said take as many as you want from their basket.
And the selection was better.
[list=][/list] Lancaster, PA is an egregious case. It's an 80-minute, $17 train ride to Philadelphia 30th Street, and another 20 minutes to the PHL terminals. As someone else has already pointed out, a 30 minute drive to MDT. I have watched this go on for years, a 2.6 million annual subsidy. But hey...Jump to post
ExpatFlyer First I should thank you for taking the time to do a great trip report. I too found the JFK Sky Club very good. Personnel would constantly be asking if there was anything they could get for you. LAX they limited activity to picking up empty glasses. I have to admit I am a regular WN custo...Jump to post
Flew Delta comfort JFK to HNL. Great out of JFK. LAX to HNL, ehh.
Crews make the difference. Felt I was on another airline beyond LAX.
This reminds me of the Italian Line in the 1960's. State owned ships across the Atlantic losing a ton of money with excessive labor costs. They finally did give it up, and subsidized Alitalia instead.
Now it's Alitalia's turn. Will be interesting to see how the vote goes.
Lancaster and 22 other cities are on the chopping block for excessive subsidy and/or not hitting 10 daily average enplanements. They have appealed and received a temporary waiver, but unless their numbers improved they'll be canned. As for the Orlando question, EAS defines minimal acceptable servic...Jump to post
LNS has no reason to be in EAS program. MDT is a 35 minute drive from Lancaster, and the further east you go, PHL and BWI are an hour to two at the most away. Even ABE for northern Lancaster is under an hour drive. Amtraks keystone corridor also runs thru Lancaster. If there was a city to be cut, t...Jump to post
In the 1980s there were 53 Class 1 railroads in North America. Today there are 7. The energy, chemical, building products, food, and seaborne Shipping industries have also seen massive consolidation. The latter apparently not fast enough. I do not pretend to know airline economics, but apparently th...Jump to post
When flying Transatlantic I always try to fly <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. Years ago we flew home from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to Chicago in economy with two young children who were thankfully well behaved. Before we deplaned at...Jump to post
SWA is frequently not the lowest fare choice, even considering the absence of bag fees. My wife and I fly them exclusively because we do not get crushed with change fees in the event of date changes, many of which are beyond our control. It is like having free insurance. A relative works for a distr...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaverickM11" class="quote" target="_blank">MaverickM11</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i> Where was this guy when he was on t...Jump to post
Front page article from Wall Street Journal today. <a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-united-continental-boss-starts-tenure-with-apology-1443675541" target="_blank">http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-unit...rts-tenure-with-apology-1443675541</a> Ok, I know almost nothing about airlines, but somet...Jump to post
Munoz has been at CSX for 12 years. Someone up thread said three months. He was <acronym title="VASP (Brazil)">VP</acronym> Finance, <acronym title="VASP (Brazil)">VP</acronym> Operations and recently COO and was almost certainly in line to replace Mike Ward as CEO. He has walked away from the top j...Jump to post
I was,on cruise last December to Hawaii when President Obama also happened to be vacationing there. The ship,docked at Hilo and one could see Air Force 1 from the upper deck at Hilo Airport. Someone in the know explained to me that was not in fact AF1 but a backup stationed at Hilo with an an Air Fo...Jump to post
The local newspaper finally published the passenger count for <acronym title="Lancaster (LNS / KLNS), USA - Pennsylvania">LNS</acronym>. The numbers were apparently obtained from DOT, not the airport authority. The service between <acronym title="Lancaster (LNS / KLNS), USA - Pennsylvania">LNS</acro...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Humberside" class="quote" target="_blank">Humberside</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table bor...Jump to post
UA. Operates four flights daily <acronym title="Harrisburg - International (Olmsted Field) (MDT / KMDT), USA - Pennsylvania">MDT</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, 30 minutes from Lancaster. I actually wrote Pitts to ask how a ...Jump to post
Quite a situation requiring a $2 million dollar plus subsidy. As pointed out above, non subsidized flights from <acronym title="Harrisburg - International (Olmsted Field) (MDT / KMDT), USA - Pennsylvania">MDT</acronym> to Dulles only 30 minutes away. What is the attraction - free parking at <acronym...Jump to post
As a railroad guy I come to these forums to learn rather than speak. This topic caught my attention. I have had the honor to meet 8 returning flights from Iraq and Afghanistan at Pope and McChord AFB. I have two children that have served in both places. There is no sight I have ever seen as wonderfu...Jump to post