I keep going back to the fact that when all airlines up gauged 737-7/A319 operation to 738/A320, WN has flown hundred of -300s/-700s as the most consistently profitable airline. Southwest might eventually leave the 737, but their relationship with Boeing and the success of the WN 737 operations and ...Jump to post
More PHX widebodies, love it.Jump to post
While not hidden city, but same good deals to had, when UA and US were both in Star, I would book UA flights at usairways.com, but choosing the nonstop options on UA metal, for very discounted rates. I flew SFO-EWR/ORD/BWI/PHL and never paid more than $50 round trip. This was 2013/14 when mileage ru...Jump to post
Say you're traveling with just you and your spouse. Instead of other widebodies which are often 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 in economy, forcing you to crawl over someone you don't know, on a seat layout of 2-4-3, you can choose a seat in the 2 section, meaning you don't need to crawl over anyone unknown. The sa...Jump to post
That is some trivia I would have not gotten correct, had always assumed LX flew to IAD.Jump to post
LUS A320/321/757s are gems when you get them for the seats. But the soft product is lacking/IFE, but with an iPad or Laptop, ill take older seats/more legroom.Jump to post
I think we should leave behind some popular assumptions: :splat: The MAX backlog is solid, :splat: Boeing sells thousands of additional MAX aircraft filling slots up to 2030, :splat: Airbus won't launch A220-500 /A320Plus :splat: People and airlines forget the MAX drama easily :splat: a twin aisle ...Jump to post
So it is 60 orders + 60 rights, bye-bye A318/319, that really makes sense. A320/321 NEOs probably on deck to replace the larger frames? Then use A220-100 to replace the smaller birds?Jump to post
I fly into DEN every other week and everything about the experience is lacking and it doesn’t seem to be making any progress. Crazy the airport is so new, land/space is so plentiful, etc yet the nothing is remarkable.Jump to post
Am I missing a reason their decades of consistent profits do not speak for themselves? On Anet since they don’t have 321s and lie flats, WN is doomed, they aren’t a real seasoned airline. Flipping it around, around the legacy and other US airlines sustainable? Those airlines have had some cases of ...Jump to post
INFINITI329 wrote:I hope regulators force airlines to be completely transparent about the aircraft scheduled to fly the given flight during the booking process so the consumer can choose yay or nay
I was looking at both DL and UA's second quarter earnings statements and it was a bit surprising how little cargo contributes to the bottom line. For example, DL had revenues of 12.5 billion dollars and cargo only added 186 million dollars to that total. Put another way, cargo represented approxima...Jump to post
United is very smart to get the 737-700s that are a good fit. No one on Earth knows when the MAX mess will end. It is a good insurance plan on a plane that has proven some good routes for united. High and or thin that plane can make alot of routes work with good range and takeoff performance. Highe...Jump to post
New service from Frontier to San Diego, Salt Lake City, Fargo and the once a week to Detroit. One can only guess how long these flights will last. San Diego launches Nov. 14 and will operate year round and daily. Salt Lake City also launches Nov. 14 and operate year-round, daily service. Fargo, N.D...Jump to post
No one here seems to remember delivery delays MAX customers (and other Boeing customers) were facing prior to the grounding of the MAX. The problems regarding LEAP 1-A were mentioned above. But the -1B had it's fair share. Late deliveries and leaking seals... And then there was a certain Spirit ove...Jump to post
People do not use video conferencing when making sales, because they cannot entertain customers as they would like. They must also travel to conferences, network and feel a connection with others. Air travel makes that happen. Sure, you can take the train from AMS to Brussels, but taking the train ...Jump to post
AMS is such a large connecting hub, is KLM advocating flying to AMS, then rather than flying to next destination, taking a train? Routing traffic that is today XXX-AMS-YYY, will simply change to XXX-CDG/FRA/BRS/ZRH/LHR-YYY. Not going to reduce flying, just going to reduce the routing via AMS. KLM wi...Jump to post
Investments in products aren't only a by-product of success. It could be that DL is trying to catch up to competitors. Maybe they want to keep up with the Joneses. The only fair assumption to make is that the changes are intended to bring more profit (as speculated the gain with these changes may b...Jump to post
In other words, you didn’t look or choose not to. Their PRASM leads the pack. Their Margin leads the pack. Yet it isn’t because their costs dramatically lower, in fact they have higher raw dollar CASM. This seems to show they command a premium. You wish. I study all US carrier's financial results c...Jump to post
Filling the planes, but increasing the yields. Good time to be a well run airline.
Scarebus34 wrote:Another PR fluff piece
Since a lot of corporate international flyers have to fly Y, does DL’s ability to demonstrate a more desirable Y experience (real or perceived) have any impact on its ability to sign more corporate contracts? Wouldn't know, but why would corporate contracts worry about minor (in the grand scheme of...Jump to post
What I'm finding interesting is how DL is focused on the Y product and largely letting the J product fall behind their closest competitors. It's hard to monetize Y changes. Seems like a lot of brouhaha over nothing. If anything, main cabin passengers are getting less, not more. But Delta is excelle...Jump to post
I can’t believe how easily pleased you all are. This offering is just awful. And to think Americans come on the likes of BA and complain! And is there really no second service? Just a hot towel and a tiny piece of chocolate? Wow! So they improved the service and rational comments are “nice to see t...Jump to post
but obviously the one route we can count on British Airways utilising the 747 on to the bitter end will be JFK. Can we though? It's arguable that they might wish replace 744s with A35Ks at JFK as soon as possible, in order to get that new premium seat out to core customers on their flagship route. ...Jump to post
Seasonal cuts for PHX/ORD-YVR I'm assuming? Looks like ORD-YYC is going year round? I hoping for an error, I believe this is the first time PHX-YVR has been cut I can't see them leaving this market. It was multiple daily at points. Maybe the Canadian traffic has just plummeted with the weak Canadia...Jump to post
Boeing is a company in crisis. I hate to say it but their survival as a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is in jeopardy. The drip drip of bad news is killing them. Their stock price is doing ok. Therefore it is not that bad Yup, that's all that matters to companies in the US. As long as the...Jump to post
claudiofalcao wrote:I think that the future will be smaller aircrafts (around 180-250 seats) with worldwide range.
indcwby wrote:I highly doubt it will ever happen, but I'd love to see a MD-11 in an Amazon livery.
they will remain operating different plane types then the rest of the group. So on for example AMS-JFK you'll see 2x Delta A330NEO & 2x KLM 787-10; guess what passengers will favour. 1. The cheapest option. 2. The option that is timed best for them. In that order. 99% of people don't know/care ...Jump to post
LHR does seem like the hub for A380s, but chasing the yield and offering multiple frequencies has proven to make more money. Would there be any play for these out of LGW? Let's not forget SQ, KE, CA, VA and others. A majority of 777 operators are going 10-abreast, but fortunately there are still so...Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:airzona11 wrote:Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go.
What a pity - many a.netters didn’t like LH‘s new livery but I always thought that on their MD11‘s the new colors somehow worked pretty well...
LHR does seem like the hub for A380s, but chasing the yield and offering multiple frequencies has proven to make more money. Would there be any play for these out of LGW? 1. Basically every airline with 777s is taking them to 10-abreat, aside from Delta and 1 or 2 Japanese carriers I believe Let's n...Jump to post
Love the look of those birds. Sad to see them go.Jump to post
AMS18C36C wrote:Makes sense, as it prevents a subfleet op a mere seven 350-900’. Unless I’m mistaken, the 787-10 and 359 in KLM’sfleet would have a similar configuration and seat count. Can the 787-10 do everything the 359 would have done at KLM?
That's odd - just curious which aircraft does AA use on ORD-ATH? 787-8 I know - I was replying to the other poster's hilarious claim that ATH would only work on a 767. Read the sentence again. Never did I write it would only work on a 767. Your blatant disregard for the economics doesn’t make your ...Jump to post
If AA launches a third Athens, it would be from JFK. PHL, ORD and JFK. DFW - ATH would never happen in my opinion. I'm sure you people said the same about DFW-AMS and DFW-FCO. None of you armchair CEOs ever thought of those, but the instant someone suggests something else, oh, well that would never...Jump to post
For LH, how many TATL cities are even available out of Germany with the economics to support an A-321XLR vs an A-332? I see it more of a plane they could use East & South of Germany, but again how many new markets or existing markets would benefit from this aircraft enough to buy a sub-fleet fo...Jump to post
What are the airlines supposed to do? The precedent would be that every time an airliner is involved in an accident, the airline tells people when they book or board that plane? Why does there have to be an accident to make it clear and easy to the public in the booking process what plane you will ...Jump to post
The sale of LSG is probably the biggest news in the document. Second is the failure of long haul low cost airline flights. It shows that the airlines are not built around filling the cheap seats. They need the premium cabins on the widebodies filled, that is the money making focus. They can offer E...Jump to post