For domestic US travel, I'd be comfortable with a 1 hour connection with mild weather or uncongested hubs like IAH, DFW, DEN, PHX, ATL, CLT, DTW, MSP, SLC. ORD is best avoided in the winter. That place manages snow or even summer thunderstorms horribly. I generally only use coastal hubs for US-Inter...Jump to post
Wow, WN is filling a lot of holes in their Houston network.
This winter, Southwest will add ONT and resume SNA, filling out their SoCal profile. Then, there's the recently announced HOU-CVG and HOU-DTW. Definitely makes them very competitive against UA for Houston based travelers.
My prediction is that only SFO and LAX would be worth serving from JFK. LGA is closer for most residents in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester, and Connecticut, and they have IAD, ORD, IAH, DEN well covered from there. I don't think UA benefits much from Star connections at JFK. IAH originatin...Jump to post
Great additions for United. I applaud them for their confidence and forward thinking during the pandemic.
I am surprised that not a single route to South America was added despite several references (alpaca and weather map) in the video.
Well if you want to play the Covid game, SFO-HKG only has a single airline also - CX which is not daily. Both UA and SQ are suspended. If not for Covid (and HK protest dont help) you would have AA and most likely HX still in the LAX-HKG market making it 3 airlines. HX cancelled LAX-HKG at the end o...Jump to post
Since AA has announced LAX-HKG won't be returning, I've always been puzzled why no airline other than Cathay Pacific can make that route work. Sure, CX is 3x daily, but given the large O&D market, I can't imagine there's no room for another carrier. Especially since a lot of passengers on CX are...Jump to post
https://hub.united.com/2020-08-18-unite ... 20030.html
United will increase SFO-PVG via ICN from 2x to 4x weekly starting 9/4. Flights from US-China depart on Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun, while China-US flights depart 1 day later.
Calgary YYC is dull dull dull. Usually the final approach takes about ten minutes over uninteresting terrain I'm surprised that FRA hasn't been mentioned...that is a total zero interest approach from any level FRA can be interesting if you're approaching from the East and sitting on the right of th...Jump to post
We know plenty of major airports have very scenic approaches: DCA, LGA, ORD, LHR, HND for incredible city views, or SFO, LAX, HNL, YVR for breathtaking scenery. To ask the opposite question, what's been the most unattractive airport you've flown into? My vote goes to DEN, especially from the East. Y...Jump to post
Due to China's Five Ones policy to limit imported COVID-19 cases to China, there's been a severe shortage of flights for international students returning home. I've had some people book absolutely insane routings just to get from the US to China ASAP. SCE-PHL-ORD-NRT-KUL-PVG AUS-IAH-IAD-ADD-PVG SYR-...Jump to post
How is JFK a hub for AA, down to what 50 flights pre covid.. PHL and DFW are huge for AA, just insignificant to international travelers. ATL world's largest airport, enough said. MSP, DTW and SLC are domestic hubs as I stated. SEA, let's see how many overseas flights does AS have, oh, that would be...Jump to post
The rumors turn out to be true SFO-PVG will stop at ICN for crew change. I didn't put much stock in those rumors when they first surfaced. I thought the crew change would take place at NRT like we are already doing for our cargo flights, but there are times when rumors turn out to be true. Passenge...Jump to post
Several cities in East Asia all have a convenient "in-town" airport for domestic and regional routes, and a larger, farther airport airport for long haul and the bulk of international flights. The thing is, most main international airports in Asia are very far from the city center, at leas...Jump to post
I find this question very interesting, and it is one that I frequently think about myself as well. While I can't directly answer your question, I do notice a preference for above vs below is strongly tied to continent and region, as well as the construction date of the terminal. In Western Europe, t...Jump to post
I was checking flightaware today and noticed an abnormally high number of transpacific flights to LAX today. With international travel so heavily restricted amidst the COVID pandemic, are most of these cargo-only flights, or are some repatriation? It seems like some airlines have resumed regular ser...Jump to post
For long haul international, here's a very premature speculation of what will stay and go. I don't think UA will cut any South American cities since most cities are only served through IAH in the network. We will probably lose MUC as Star traffic consolidates to FRA, and AMS will get downgauged due ...Jump to post
I'd expect all airline hubs to shrink in the near term. Delta's newest hubs in BOS and SEA are probably the most in jeopardy, as well as its focus cities in CVG and RDU. Things could get interesting at LAX, where no carrier has a dominant hub. All carriers will scale back, but the first one to build...Jump to post
For long haul, New York-Paris has to be one of the top with 9: AF, DL, UA, AA, DY, Frenchbee, La Compagnie, LEVEL, Corsair Domestically, Los Angeles-Las Vegas has 9: AA, DL, UA, WN, AS, NK, F9, G4, B6 I think some other top contenders are Shanghai-Tokyo and Hong Kong-Bangkok. What others are out the...Jump to post
ATL did get some recent long-haul additions. ATL-ICN in 2017 and ATL-PVG in 2018 doubled the number of transpacific flights from 2 to 4 daily.
I doubt ATL will get new transpacific flights anytime soon. It's not an ideal location for connections and the local market isn't that large.
Is there any reason why many Asian airlines have not cancelled all flights? NH, JL, KE, OZ, BR, CI, CX, KA, SQ continue to operate to Mainland China with few cancellations.Jump to post
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/288872/united-s20-long-haul-changes-as-of-18jan20/ On this latest schedule update, it looks like ORD-Asia capacity gets trimmed further for the summer. HND: 1x daily 772 PEK: 1x daily 788 PVG: 1x daily 789 It's crazy to see how much UA has shrunk ORD...Jump to post
I wouldn't complain either. AA's PHL hub is arguably about the same in terms of offerings as UA's EWR hub. They consolidated it in the right way, IMHO. Actually, [email protected] and [email protected] differ quite a bit in terms of destination offerings. UA serves quite a few more destinations from EWR that AA doesn't ...Jump to post
There are plenty of airport terminals that people love to complain about (CDG T1, LGA TB, NAIA T1), but most of the terrible ones were built in a different era. What are some terrible terminals that were built relatively recently, say in the past 20-25 years? I think JFK T1 (1998) and PEK T2 (1999) ...Jump to post
China Southern and Xiamen both use T1 Skyteam gates and both are increasing their flights into NRT next year, so they will account for some extra gate allocations. Plus CI and MU could move over after DL have gone, they are still in T2 oddly, despite being in Skyteam. I doubt MU and CI want to move...Jump to post
Short regional flights of around 100 miles and <30 minutes in flight in the US are notoriously expensive: IAH-CLL, ORD-CID, ORD-MKE, SFO-MRY, and many more. Those segments typically run more than $250 round trip. Then again, those are entirely feeder flights. You would be crazy to fly that segment p...Jump to post
I could see ZIPAIR expanding to LAS and MCO on a non-daily basis in the future. JAL could launch SJC in the next 1-2 years, but with 7 daily nonstops between the Bay Area and Tokyo come next summer, I believe it may end up replacing the recently announced SFO-NRT. AA would be better off flying PHL-N...Jump to post
Very interesting responses. Thanks everyone for the input. I'm surprised some of these flights actually operated in the past, and also learned about a couple other short, brutal red-eyes that regularly operate in the US. I actually hadn't considered connections as a factor before asking the question...Jump to post
After seeing American's extra midnight flight bank over Thanksgiving Sunday, I began thinking about why there aren't regularly scheduled red-eye flights between IAH/DFW and Northeast US airports like DCA/IAD/BWI/PHL/LGA/EWR/JFK/BOS. A red-eye like DFW-DCA would probably be a bit short, but I think a...Jump to post
Only a single frequency is allotted for India which is being split between ANA and JAL. Each will offer a DEL flight, but not really timed for U.S. connections. Which Asian flights, then, are timed for India connections from the U.S. and Canada? I know CX used to get the majority of connecting Indi...Jump to post
Will JL/NH start HND-DEL/BOM/MAA/BLR routes to account for the switch to Haneda for U.S. routes? Or are they just gonna let Emirates and Turkish take their NA-India traffic? JL and NH would rather capture high yield Japan O&D traffic with the new HND flights than chase after low yield India con...Jump to post
You will note that LAX is nowhere on the list. While LAX is the third largest airport in the USA, it is almost entirely composed of foreign airlines, and while some of the domestic carriers refer to LAX as a hub, their domestic operations at LAX are relatively small. You need to check your numbers....Jump to post
Narita is no Gatwick. As mentioned by others Narita will still be the Tokyo region's primary international airport and are proceeding with its own expansion to meet the demand. Narita can expand all it wants but who is going to fly there ? British Airways, Air Canada, Qantas, Lufthansa, Air France,...Jump to post
Here's the link to the press release from ANA: https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201911/20191119.html Highlights: North America: IAH, SJC, and SEA moved over from NRT to HND completely 1 of 2 NRT-LAX services is being moved over to HND New HND-SFO service in addition to NRT-SFO, schedule TBD Europe:...Jump to post
Specific new U.S. flight timings https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201911/img/20191119-004.png https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201911/img/20191119-005.png https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201911/img/20191119-006.png https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201911/img/20191119-007.png https://www.ana.co...Jump to post
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/27904/000168316818003681/delta_8k-ex9902.htm To understand the role of the hubs, go here to pages 15-17 Core Interior Hubs that focus on connectivity (ATL, DTW, MSP, SLC) - Industry leading margins - Ideal geographies - Strong local position (O&D, in part...Jump to post
Looking at flightstats, United currently operates about 520 daily departures from IAH. That's practically the same number of departures as their peak from this summer. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that's quite an increase from the same period last year. I remember there were days when they...Jump to post
With these changes, Lufthansa economy will be offering the same levels of service as a LCC, but still charge more for the base fare. I can't believe that United is providing a better transatlantic experience than their JV peer. At least UA serves 2 hot meals and a snack on West Coast transatlantic f...Jump to post
I can see ORD-NRT gone from NH and maybe JL ORD-NRT too as NH already serves ORD-HND after the slot increase, UA & JL are moving ORD-NRT to ORD-HND. I don't think ORD can handle 5x daily flights to Tokyo, the route is overserved. Look at the comparison to flights to other Asian destinations fro...Jump to post
In the past 2 years, I'd say ORD has had plenty of bad days. Even though snow is a regular winter weather event, the airport struggles to operate when even a trace falls. And when winter storm hits, it's a complete meltdown. In the summer, thunderstorms seem to have a much more adverse effect on ORD...Jump to post
Interesting to see so many people say SFO. I've flown into SFO many times and had exceptionally good weather, no delays I've experienced there. It could just be that I could be very lucky weather wise, since I flew during July, Oct, Nov. What months are considered "bad" weather at SFO? SF...Jump to post
The route is not “overserved,” therefore the question is from a false premise. If there was too much capacity, UA wouldn’t fly it 11x/week on top of the other carriers. Since they do, they clearly feel the route warrants that much service. I beg to disagree. Nonstop fares on SFO-ICN are much lower ...Jump to post
So DFW-TYO will be 2 daily HND (AA/JL) and 1 daily NRT (AA)? Wouldn’t it make more sense for JL to run the DFW-NRT route so AA doesn’t have to keep employees in NRT? AA only got 1 HND-DFW slot I know, but why doesn’t AA drop DFW-NRT and let JL take it over so AA doesn’t have to keep a token presenc...Jump to post
With so much expansion in flights to Tokyo, one has to wonder if ANA and JAL have enough long haul planes to fly all those routes or if there is demand for so much additional traffic. For US-Tokyo city pairs frequency here are some comparisons from summer 2019 to summer 2020: LAX-TYO: from 9 daily (...Jump to post