Metro has the capability of being a fantastic service, but has fallen well short of expectations for locals for a lot of years now. It's not bitching when people expect better after so many serious safety and reliability problems. Between trains uncoupling while in motion, derailments caused by kno...Jump to post
it's a different region (not TATL) so they are differentiating the announcements. Most likely not TPAC due to low volumes. Perhaps Oceana or S. America? I think the smart money would be on Latin American / Caribbean expansion. It’s been one of the few bright spots in the COVID era and we haven’t he...Jump to post
It's a question of having data, or not. LAWA puts out monthly data on carrier passenger numbers and market share (and air freight tons, and number of operations). You're not going to see public info on RPMs or revenue. Arguing without data is babble. Agree. We'll never know the internal financials ...Jump to post
The second hand market will be flooded with 787s. Not sure. Public may want bigger planes with lower density for higher price. Remember the late 90s when "34 inches in coach" was the fad? Might be easier to sell a lower-density 787 with fewer frequencies than a jam-packed 321 or 737MAX fl...Jump to post
This is a really big deal as I'm sure everyone knows. It's especially disturbing that the article says some FAA inspectors were in cahoots with WN and were 'reassigned' by the FAA. We've heard this same song before...WN trying to manipulate FAA inspections. I respectfully disagree that this "i...Jump to post
iflykpdx wrote:Well this is exciting. Can't wait to learn how this is gonna park at the terminal.
Great TR! Looking forward to your review of Accra airport in the next installment.Jump to post
Some more AC MAX movements, not really sure what's up. I'm sure they need a special permit to ferry or perform test flights. The last time C-GEHL was active a few days back it flew a few segments one day before heading back to YUL, now I see that it has been ferried to MZJ, Pinal Airport, storage p...Jump to post
I mean, WTH is he thinking???? If he's so concerned about short distance travel, get rid of some of your planes that will then force people to take a train b/c there are no flights. All he's doing is virtue signaling. He wants to be patted on the back for "saving the planet" from carbon e...Jump to post
Quite an interesting route. Thanks for sharing.
I have to ask: was crab on the menu for dinner?
Wall Street finally estimating a prolonged grounding. Major analyst now estimating 6-9 months on the disruption. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/southwest-stock-downgraded-to-market-perform-over-boeings-737-max-jet.html I think they are still underestimating the timeline. BA stock is still higher (...Jump to post
Switching gears from "what went wrong" and "who is at fault" . . . Looks like AA is anticipating loss of MAX aircraft through the beginning of the summer (based on schedule). Has anyone (Boeing, FAA, airlines) floated a realistic timetable for re-entry into service? Has this issu...Jump to post
So where do FedEx and the cargo operators go?Jump to post
Used Spirit's self tag service at the D Concourse, worked really well. I'm surprised DL hasn't rolled out this system at other hubs. I'm a huge fan of self-tagging, but I'm not sure if it creates more headaches or less from the carrier's perspective. There's still humans involved, because they need...Jump to post
Thanks for the great report!Jump to post
There is a fair amount of small east coast feed into IAD. Richmond, Norfolk, West Virginia, etc. But it's all on contract carriers (i.e. United Express) and I'm not sure how the economics work out for United on those deals. I suspect EAS subsidies float the cost for many of these services. If you're...Jump to post
Fargo wrote:LAXdude1023 wrote:SFO-AMS never made much sense to me. No surprise there.
Why? Is SFO not big enough to be served on both KL and UA metal?
The thing is that you can change that paradigm. Build a denser city and the transportation and infrastructure to support it, and a city can transform pretty quickly. That would require coercion, via fees to enter the property in an automobile, shutting down the horseshoe roadway, closing all the pa...Jump to post
I assume UA's A320 crew can fly the A321LR without additional certification, so there's no significant crew issues with a small A321LR sub-fleet. And why wouldn't UA just lease some to fill the gap between retiring 757s and the next-gen permanent replacement? Seems like a solution available now for ...Jump to post
Where would such a facility be constructed? I assume they would want to build it next to the terminal somewhere to allow folks to walk to the car rental area. But I imagine a shuttle bus might still be needed unless they construct a garage like DCA to store their rented cars. I think it is extremel...Jump to post
One must remember that this same 60 year old design is able to be competitive even using a lower bypass engine Definitely not an engineer, but would raising the plane a few inches permit a good deal of advancements on engine options? I've never quite understood why the 737 is so low to the ground. ...Jump to post
As far as gate access for non-passengers, remember that during the first Gulf War there was a period where only ticketed passengers could pass security. After the war was over the open-access policy returned. Once 9/11 happened, you knew that non-ticketed passengers (with limited exceptions like esc...Jump to post
Every long haul flight from SFO is over 5,000 miles. They probably are saving fuel by using their newest planes on the longer flights. ORD/IAD/EWR to Europe are shorter routes. While this may be true, I think the fact that a 77W has almost 100 more seats than a 772 is the deciding factor (and a LOT...Jump to post
My guess is that a lot of people THINK they still need to go to SFO to fly internationally. People haven’t yet caught on to the fact that SJC itself has key international flights. Well, it must be a really SLOW learning curve. AA had Japan flights in the 90s, and there have been international fligh...Jump to post
Given WMATA's record on maintenance, do you want to bet these panels get treated every ten years? They might, but if/when they do, you can bet that they'll be single-tracking for about a year to complete it. #MetroSucks I suspect this has been discussed a million times, but I'm still mystified why ...Jump to post
Not sure what breaking up the big 4 would do (or why you would want to do it). The competition that innovates the market and makes it more efficient are the new entrants: Southwest (back in the day before it became what it is today); Alaska; Jet Blue; Virgin America; Spirit; Air Tran; Frontier; Reno...Jump to post
dubaiamman243 wrote:primarily for “premium leisure travelers” rather than “corporate travelers.
FIS now accounting for 1.6% of SAN's totals. Looks like the new FIS facilities can't open soon enough! Wow! bb What is the customs experience like at SAN? Miserable? Bearable? UA does a very good business here and SAN is one of their largest non-hub stations (by seats offered as well as profits I b...Jump to post
“We don’t see much demand for really big airplanes,” Tinseth said. So we're going to build bigger airports that can handle more movements of smaller aircraft? Maybe. I think the VLA may have a renaissance when our major hubs start hitting capacity (which will happen soon if it hasn't already happen...Jump to post
Some "duplicate" flights may be due to the fact that the airline doesn't have a "right sized" aircraft. If you've got about 200 pax per day between markets at a particular time your options may be 2x (mostly full) 737-X or one pretty much empty 777-200 (especially with the phase-...Jump to post
And in the "circle of life" of airlines, RAM used to be a partner with TW, which is now AA. So RAM joining OW would be a "reunion" of sorts.Jump to post
I'm not sure if I have a vote. I use UA because it offers the best non-stop opportunities from my home airport (IAD). I like AS cabin product (seat, food options, beverage options, and entertainment), but I'm not too keen on their customer service. I think DL has a solid product, but they always pri...Jump to post
IAD. 1L/19R is not necessary given current traffic levels. Terminal A/B is beautiful, but barely crowded except during the evening international departures rush. UAL gets good use out of C/D but traffic has taken a hit as <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virgin...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/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>in the fall when <acronym title="Los Angeles...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/DolphinAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">DolphinAir747</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Is there significant demand from...Jump to post
I live in the DC area, but am from Detroit. Why is it that Delta: 1) files mainline to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, but only express to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">...Jump to post
I noticed that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is issuing legacy carrier amenity kits, including a TWA amenity kit (which, as far as I can tell, is a white bag with red double stripes). There was a thread about a year ago about a possible TWA retro jet: <i><a href="/aviation-fo...Jump to post
Definitely not US airline! Passenger moving seats during taxi and safety demo playing during takeoff!
Thanks for posting. Great TR.
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfk777" class="quote" target="_blank">jfk777</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Delta is scheduling all the 744 through Detroi...Jump to post
Was that the same meal on those three different flights? Looks like some form of prawn curry with jasmine rice and an egg slice. Either the meal was really good and you kept ordering it, or <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> needs to add some variety to their catering! Great <acronym ti...Jump to post
<a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/30/326892728/delta-alaska-airlines-fight-for-market-share-in-seattle?ft=1&f=" target="_blank">http://www.npr.org/2014/06/30/326892...or-market-share-in-seattle?ft=1&f=</a> Based on other forums on this site, NPR might be exaggerating a bit. It makes sense ...Jump to post