AA pulling out should open up gate space for DL at TBIT. Gate space at TBIT hasn't been an issue or limitation for DL, who barely even uses TBIT; save for its Australian eastbounds which usually arrive in the pre-dawn hours, prior to T2 customs opening. DL uses TBIT for its HND and CDG flights as w...Jump to post
JL can likely make SEA-KIX nonstop service work due to SEA's geographical location, AA/AS frequent flyer bases in the U.S., JL frequent flyer base in the Keihanshin (Kyoto/Osaka/Kobe) region, significant business ties between the Keihanshin region and the contiguous U.S., O&D traffic between SE...Jump to post
They have struggled sustaining long haul to Asia to even large markets like HKG and KIX. To be fair, almost nobody stateside has been able to make KIX work longterm, except UA via the uniquely concentrated power of the SFO hub. DL has a particularly erratic history with HKG, having attempted nonsto...Jump to post
No more LAX-HKG. Good for Cathay! No more LAX-HKG. Bad for consumers. Maybe someone with more knowledge of LAX can guide me here: Would AA be able to use any of the gates that were being used for Asia & other long-haul, for additional domestic routes/frequencies? From AA pre-covid statements, i...Jump to post
I *think* some 739ER do and some don’t. I believe there is an ETOPS painted on or around the front gear door for those that do. You can also tell in the cabin if there is the life raft bin on the ceiling. Life raft has nothing to do with whether aircraft is ETOPS or not, just whether it's overwater...Jump to post
The title should be changed to "U.S. Federal Court" (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York). "New York court" implies state jurisdiction which is not the case. Yes and no. It's technically federal jurisdiction; but keep in mind that while Federal courts follo...Jump to post
And what exactly has this to do with a NY Court? Meddling in others affairs while the city burns! Wouldn't common sense suggest that you wait for the answer to sentence1, before issuing sentence 2? The moment you market financial securities in a country you come under their jurisdiction :checkmark:Jump to post
Skiathos, Greece (JSI) is extremely seasonal. The super-short runway doesn't help either.
And as mentioned, Palm Springs, USA (PSP) only maintains about a half-dozen routes yearround, but balloons to nearly 5x as many destinations (and a whole lot more frequency) during the winter.
The 757-300 is the single aisle plane WHEN FULL has the least CASM (cost per available seat mile). I personally feel Boeing should re-engine the 757. Cost per AVAILABLE seat mile assumes its full. It’s right in the definition. (Face palm) You're attempting to correct someone without knowing what yo...Jump to post
Air France will be a large A350-900 operator but will need something bigger to replace their 777-300ER & A380's. Based on what? How do you know they don't want to shrink capacity (other than them saying it). The A350-1000 is not large enough ....again, based on _______? Only the Concorde had Ro...Jump to post
NolaMD88fan wrote:It looks like it. Both CUN and SAP are still in the schedule.
Another whistleblower steps forward with additional accusations against Boeing and allegations of flaws in 737MAX design.
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/b ... h-737-max/
deltairlines wrote:It's loaded for August right now, but I wouldn't hold my breath that it operates.
Why to take cargo on a 15 hour flight? Er, money? ...that you don't want to give to someone else. but if significant freight is going in one direction you can probably safely assume some freight is going back on the return. That's actually a *VERY* poor assumption, as int'l cargo can be notoriously...Jump to post
First trip out to VCV today, went with fellow A.netters DarkSnowyNight and (old-school member) SuperFly. Superfly is still around? He's not all that interested in posting, citing how much the quality of the site has changed since the old days (preach!). But he still lurks. Unrelated to aircraft, bu...Jump to post
First trip out to VCV today, went with fellow A.netters DarkSnowyNight and (old-school member) SuperFly. What was even more interesting than the aircraft, is (1) how often security interacted with us, but even more so (2) how friendly they were. They kept stopping us to see what we were doing, but t...Jump to post
Nice to see some uplifting news, though I'm wondering if we're not seeing Wow Air: Vietnam Chapter in the making...Jump to post
That can’t be correct, at Continental and United we flew the 764 non stop, year round between EWR and HNL and didn’t have an issue As a recurring issue, no... but those flights are redispatched @CA and have stopped for fuel before on the westbound. Furthermore, the 763 has more range than the 764 s...Jump to post
Richmond, VA. Neither the District of Columbia or Maryland were even part of the Confederacy. So, no, that part of the country was not "once the actual capital of the South" You are taking this to the point of absurdity if you're actually going sit here and argue that locations less than ...Jump to post
Mid utilization. Usually end if line (739, A321CEO) heavily discounted or bought used. Which of these was bought used? ...contrary to A.net lore, that's not modern DL's style. Ed doesn't seem to like used like Richard did. But then again, up until Covid-19, Ed had a lot of resources (money) that Ri...Jump to post
Similarly, MIA/FLL, TPA, and MCO/SFB are too far south to be Southeastern hubs. 95% of intra-southeast travel, say MSY-RIC, would be awful via MIA. And yet, it happened all day every day, at 4 different Florida gateways, by 4 (and for a long while, 5) different airlines. With that in mind, I'm not ...Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:2. A35K structure at A359 length or so.
Didn't one of our posters (Matt64...?) suggest the problem with the 778 as a freighter is it is awfully heavy, and most cargo fights are less than 4000 miles? They can stop and refuel, packages don't need non-stops. The X as a freighter shines only if it is used to deliver well over that 4000 miles...Jump to post
seat64k wrote:JFKJets wrote:Seems like the South African Government has warmed to the idea of keeping SAA alive.
"Warmed to"? They never had any other position.
I thank-you understand profit and loss very well. Hmm, do you though? Here, let's examine: When Virgin Atlantic started flying to Japan British Airways and Japan Airlines had flown the route for decades. ANA came in 1989. Ask yourself: what are you actually trying to imply? Then we can go from there.Jump to post
Nobody I know would consider Baltimore or Washington DC metros as part of the "Southeast". Which isn't a particularly astute conclusion on their part, considering that that part of the country was once the actual capital of "the South," and it ain't the southcentral, nor southwe...Jump to post
DL does not fly to India, not sure if the BOM flight will resume. They've already resumed it as a cargo op, due to what they described as compelling demand.... so fairly decent chance they'll be resuming it. https://news.delta.com/cargo-demand-drives-return-delta-passenger-services-germany-and-uk E...Jump to post
Charlotte is undersized relative to most metros that support a hub, but it's still the largest metro in the SE other than Atlanta Since when? Charlotte/Concord/Gastonia isn't even in the top-5 metros for the Southeast.... nor is it second if discounting the Florida metros (which BTW makes no sense)...Jump to post
What's the value of that as demand resets right now? Last two words should show the operative fallacy in that question. well? My question is? If they're doing so Well? Then why would they need US Feed? No one? Said that? They "need it?" But why? If they have the chance? To acquire signifi...Jump to post
Why did VA stop flying to Japan ? Same reason VS did. Makes no sense Seeing as you have no idea what their profit/loss (nor opportunity cost) to fly there was, why would you make such a statement? I hope the answer is NOT another flights to Atlanta. Why, if that brings them more money and/or better...Jump to post
CLE-LGW was a 757 all the way back in, what, 1998? 1995 I don't know where this 15yrs is coming from, CO was doing secondary cities TATL for 10yrs before that. Also worth noting that they were nowhere near the first to do so (not saying that that's implied here). BA, LY, and (IINM) TW had all offer...Jump to post
RA is a very shrewd operator indeed. He doesn't just do win-wins. He does win-win-wins. Like replacing 367 seat 747-400s with 306 seat A350s that burn 45% less fuel and also takes excess seats out of the marketplace. 376 seats, and that's called common sense... in essentially all circles other than...Jump to post
because their MD-11 couldn't reach ATL-NRT non-stop. ...except that DL flew nonstop ATL-NRT with MD11s for years on end. Maybe so. But didn’t the MD-11 range increase post-delivery due to McDoDo PIP’s? Could the pre-PIP MD-11 make ATL-NRT? Yes and Yes. The PIP that you're referring to was a modifie...Jump to post
I heard there was a Delta Asia hub in Portland in the 1980's Yes they did. There's tons of past posts here about it. May wish to read those when this one is inevitably locked. because their MD-11 couldn't reach ATL-NRT non-stop. ...except that DL flew nonstop ATL-NRT with MD11s for years on end. In...Jump to post
I see this in the opposite regard. EK could essentially keep the US markets it has currently, and a DL partnership would push ATL and DTW over the hump to being viable. :checkmark: :checkmark: :checkmark: Exactly! EK can keep everything that it has/had, as it was successfully opping its previous ne...Jump to post