Eirules wrote:Any chance of ORD-SYD on the QF JV? NZ have already jumped onto ORD-AKL
Those saying DL serves fewer TATL destinations than they did 10 years ago are likely correct, but unless DL's TATL capacity/total flights are also lower I'm not buying the pilots' argument. Pilot jobs are tied to total flights, not unique destinations served.Jump to post
Wow. Where's Delta in this? UA have the United Airlines Field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and now AA with this. I wonder if DL will join the bang wagon? The question is, is it really worth it? That's a lot of money for a limited exposure; money that might be better spent on global advertis...Jump to post
Thanks Enilria! Why can't you change the format line? It's hard to understand or read too many numbers ,>,>, etc..... Can't you change from old to new? Example: NK AVL-FLL DISC NOV (discontiune Novermber) UA DEN-HOB EFF NOV (new service Effective on November) Example: AA ORD-MIA REDC 11 to 9 FLTS...Jump to post
I wonder if the Munich to Bangalore route is a strategy employed by Lufthansa to preempt potentially United Airlines starting a direct Newark to BLR flight and sucking up some USA to BLR capacity. JV partners don't preempt each other. If LH does start MUC-BLR, it will be in cooperation, not competi...Jump to post
Thanks Panamair! WN is really a standout here. They are producing the most returns with the LEAST of everything when compared to the big 3. They have the smallest fleet, smallest network, smallest workforce, no codeshares, no charging for checked bags/change fees/seat assignments/ancillary fees/basi...Jump to post
enilria wrote:tphuang wrote:
A belated thanks. Enilria! SFO has always been a seasonal airport. As enilria points out further down, these numbers are similar to last year. Last years numbers are in the original post. You quoted them. I think you misquoted me. I didn't post the numbers. Just FYI, last year's numbers are the ones...Jump to post
Another reason I'd point out for DL being smaller at LHR than AA and UA is that while its competitors have been flying to LHR for close to 30 years, DL was legally barred from serving LHR until 2008. Everything it has there, it's acquired in just over 11 years, while up until then it was free to bui...Jump to post
I’ve seen this in my work. Two bilingual Korean colleagues having an argument. The older Korean person wanted to assert authority over my younger Korean associate, so she spoke Korean to her and spoke down to her. This would have forced my younger Korean colleague to speak in the deferential gramma...Jump to post
I'm surprised that hadn't already been happening since Cathay Dragon is a subsidiary of CX and an alliance partner with AA. Agreed, seems like something that should've happened a while ago. EDIT: I am confused as to what they mean by the "increases" to PEN, KUL, and HAN. Is KA adding flig...Jump to post
Thanks Enilria! B6 retaliation *DL IAH-JFK OCT 0>0.3 NOV 0>2 DEC 0>2 JAN 0>2 FEB 0>2 MAR 0>2 APR 0>2 lol, DL never misses a chance at B6 retaliation even if they are a secondary player in that market. I'm guessing the alleged "retaliation" is for B6 leaving HOU for IAH...Jump to post
UALFAson wrote:Note that there is no nonstop AA service MSY-LAX from which to cannibalize.
enilria wrote:WN ATL-BOS AUG 1.0>0.2
910A wrote:Headline is confusing, UA has never serve CAN..
You have to keep in mind, AA has probably the highest cost structure of any US airline and India is notoriously low yielding. There is too much competition from the ME3 and travellers are too price sensitive. Here's my guess. LAX-MEL DFW-AKL LAX-ICN DFW-TPE LAX-TPE And the far out one I'll throw in...Jump to post
Thanks Enilria! And lastly Enilra, you are always one to criticize airlines for operating flights like JFK-BOS as a way to squat on slots. AA is trimming one of those routes and you criticize them for doing so. Just curious what the double standard is about? Operating short-haul flights doesn't auto...Jump to post
You need the same question Sightseer received. Why does UA run more capacity (including premium cabin) on SFO-NRT if it isn't a strong substitute for HND? How is that possible without also strong demand from NRT? You'd have to ask UA route planning, but my first guess would be better connections at...Jump to post
Wouldn't they still have to grant ANA or JAL permission to fly to PDX if they ever want to? There is no doubt that either of them would be a better fit for Portland since they can offer onward connections throughout Asia. Either carrier can start NRT-PDX tomorrow if they want, or HND-PDX once they ...Jump to post
HND and NRT have been proven themselves to be strong substitutes. The argument can't have it both ways. Not sure I buy that, considering how contested these slots are. And I know UA said in its application that it gets a notable fare premium on SFO-HND compared to -NRT. It doesn't sound like NRT is...Jump to post
The fact that a carrier can strongly argue against a gateway and then be granted the very same gateway just two years later tells us the process is deeply flawed and biased. Not really. There are now more than double the number of slots there were two years ago. The low-hanging fruit has been picke...Jump to post
DL is definitely not a one hub airline. But I would say this, that one ATL hub is equivalent to 2 or 3 fortress hubs for any other carrier. If I was given the choice of having DL's ATL operation vs AA's DFW and CLT operation or UA's ORD and IAH operation, it would be a hard call, but I'd probably r...Jump to post
edealinfo wrote:By the way, what is the screen size on DL's flight (economy)? Do you know what it is on EK? I suspect more than double that of DL.
Thanks Enilria! No resumption date is published. This plus a type swap on another route appears to be the BOM-JFK plane. **DL GIG-JFK DEC 0.4>0[0.4] JAN 1.0>0[0.7] FEB 1.0>0[0.6] What was the swap? DL LAX-LIH SEP 0.8>0.4[0.9] OCT 0.7>0.5[0.7] NOV 0.7>0.4[0.7] DEC 0.8>0.6[0.8] I don't recall seeing t...Jump to post
Regarding morning feed for the BOM-JFK leg, FSDan already established the following. Based on this summer's schedule, there are departures between 8am and 10am to BOS, BWI, DCA, RDU, ATL, MCO, MIA, DTW, ORD, DFW, AUS, DEN, SAN, LAX, SFO, SEA, MEX, and others. Obviously that's not as extensive a list...Jump to post
I don’t think there’s anyway DL gets that many awards. I think they’ll get SEA and DTW. UA will get EWR and IAD. AA will certainly get DFW. My feeling is that there's at least a 50% chance that DL gets either 5 or all 6 of their requests. They went to significant lengths in their application to hig...Jump to post
Seems like somewhere there is a lawyer for each of AA and DL that is patiently sitting in front of their computer with the application ready to go, and waiting to click the submit/send button. I wonder which of the two blinks first. Hope the power doesn’t go out... AA at least has already publicly ...Jump to post
klm617 wrote:Would it be outside of the realm of possibility that Delta would ask for two slots to operate into one market. Say two ATL-HND slots
Twelve slot pairs per side was more than I expected. Given that, I definitely see DL applying for ATL/DTW/SEA/PDX/HNL, but also potentially JFK, since they won't be disadvantaged by serving NRT while competitors fly to HND. AA will likely apply for ORD/DFW/LAX, with CLT and PHL as possible wildcards...Jump to post
Delta is taking many new airplanes, but they also have MD88s/90s that need retirement. Keeping the older planes flying is not as viable as an option. UA having a younger domestic fleet looks like it is helpful so they can react to changing market demand. Not sure I follow. The above seems to contra...Jump to post
Glad to see this. DL must be pleased with what they've seen so far. While I have always thought that UA/AA have been 3-5 years ahead of Delta in their Long Haul fleets, Delta appears to be 3-5 years ahead in their Single-aisle fleet. Which makes sense in that (correct me if I am wrong, I haven't loo...Jump to post
gstpa wrote:SFO-HNL was not a route inherited from NW. The route along with ANC-HNL and SLC-HNL were inherited from the DL-WA merger in 1986.
If I remember right, wasn't DL "locked in" to flying MSP-HND at a set frequency and capacity for a certain time frame (I want to say two years), or else AA would get the rights for DFW instead? Does this request correspond to that timeline?Jump to post
UA has already applied for another daily EWR-PVG, so I really doubt IAD- or IAH-PVG will be part of whatever gets announced.Jump to post
Uaflyguy wrote:MCO-GRU..been rumored by employees for some time. Along with other routes from MCO. Also possible Europe routes out of Boston.
Thanks Enilria! Agreed but BOS-CLE was a major business route for UA and CO. The fact that CLE-LGA is still served and they're dropping CLE-BOS is weird to me. Also, look at all the CLE seasonal routes they just added on UA according to Wikipedia - Seasonal: Charleston, Fort Lauderdale (begins March...Jump to post
According to the article: China Eastern top-tier customers will also enjoy American Airlines Admirals Club lounge access as if the Chinese carrier were part of the oneworld alliance, also giving all customers the possibility to earn and redeem miles on both carrier’s frequent flyer programs. MU cus...Jump to post
Delta confirms the order of 10 A330neo according to Reuters. As a part of the agreement, 10 A350 will be defferd to 2025-2026 with a right to convert the order to A330neo. Good for Airbus and Delta. And if DL decides not to convert the A350s, 2025-2026 is about the time the 77E fleet should be comi...Jump to post
Guaranteed fuel stop flight when runway 33 must be used (often during Santa Ana wind conditions) Even on a 73G? Honest question since I'm not that familiar with BUR. I can understand B6 having to make stops with its A320s to JFK/BOS, but DL has the better-performing plane on a route that's over 500...Jump to post