I can understand UA's fleet rationale at the time. Why not replace your older, less reliable, expensive to operate, and in need of refurbishment planes with brand new planes that you already have a ton of fleet commonality with? Sure, today UA is buying old A320-series plane, but they have high flee...Jump to post
I would take this those post with a heaping load of salt. If this was some legitimate concern, the most logical action would be to ask someone in the company (supervisor, coworker, etc) and/or file a complaint with through the appropriate avenues. There is a non-zero probability that there was a hig...Jump to post
they can charge higher fares due to lower competition than they would be able to if all their hubs were in highly competitive metros Agreed. Aside from NYC and I guess Los Angeles, DL does not have to deal with [significant] competition from secondary airports or other hubbed airlines in their hub ...Jump to post
BA uses containers at LHR T5.
BA doesn't use containers at LGW and other places.
While hand loading has its down sides, containers are heavy and they add other inefficiencies to the system.
While KLM isn't wrong, its weird that they're publicly taking this position. I hope they don't start flying around with lower load factors, because thats not going to help the environment.
If they're serious about it, they should just cancel routes that they deem are too short to fly.
Doesn't BA use containers for luggage? Is that going to change with the 737 MAX?Jump to post
There are probably regulations that airlines have to follow for marking doors, emergency windows, registration, etc but as long as they meet them, I doubt the specific livery matters that much. Just a guess.Jump to post
This is a semantics problemJump to post
Anybody knows which planes will get the new livery next? Are they being painted as we speak? What I've heard from my sources at UA is that due to the 737-Max9 groundings, the paint schedule is vacant for the moment. What would otherwise be spare aircraft are instead flying to cover for the grounded...Jump to post
UA hubs are more expensive to operate at, and they face heavy competition. Chicago: AA @ ORD, WN @ MDW New York: DL/AA/B6 @ LGA/JFK Houston: WN @ HOU Denver: WN/F9 @ DEN Washington: AA and others @ DCA San Francisco: UA is big but does not dominate Los Angeles: Free for all between all airlines Also...Jump to post
Usually I like stuff from SOM but not too excited by what they put out there. I'd probably pick Foster then Studio ORD. I'm slightly nervous about the glass roofs after seeing ORD T1 in its current state. The proposed designs are beautiful but I can't help but wonder if ORD would be better off with ...Jump to post
This seems like it could have been executed with a little more compassion. Pretty shocking.Jump to post
Airline tickets for the average traveller are so cheap because airlines can charge more to people who need the flexibility. I hate fees as much as the next person, but this is just going to raise prices for the people who don't need the flexibility. I think there are more important things for the go...Jump to post
Long story short, DL enjoys incredible pricing power over 132+ million passengers per year I'm not sure if this is correct. Many of the people that connect through a DL hub have options on other airlines. Additionally, I would expect the largest metro areas to have more competition. Most of Delta's...Jump to post
Nice to DEN getting a new Euro destination! Let’s hope those rumors about those 2 big adds out of EWR by the end of this month bare fruit. Just hope IAH and ORD get some love too. ORD will have a difficult time, though. AA's service to ATH came surprisingly quick. Despite the fact that frequent fly...Jump to post
From contacts at the company, they are reportedly not looking to replace the 767 fleet for another 8-9 years. I assume this means they are waiting for the MOM to come closer to fruition. However, I'm sure these plans won't stay the same between now and then. EDIT: When I say replace, I mean conside...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:I am surprised Miami is being downgraded during winter season. I was under the impression that's when most Europeans go to Florida.
AA doesn't have to route all their traffic through 1 hub because they have other ones in advantageous locations
Delta is spread a bit thin IMO
I didn't think it was possible to make the LH livery even more boring. I like the crane graphic but they should've made it yellow.
Also not a fan of the extended tail. It works with QF and AA because their extension is not just 1 solid color.
32andBelow wrote:If you want to go to Hawaii or TLV or Omaha Nebraska you just take Delta.
I don't understand why people have to be sarcastic/rude for a legitimate question. I'm also curious to know DL has any initial thoughts (if any) about the plane. Probably because it's not really a legitimate question. How can a bunch of aviation enthusiasts know whether or not an airline is pleased...Jump to post
As someone who frequently flies both UA and AA out of ORD, I don't see how this can seriously be considered. AA has nearly the same number of daily departures as UA. It's obviously a huge operation and AA has been looking to expand it as well. Without ORD, AA's network would have a huge hole in the ...Jump to post
UA just did a complete refit on all the 772As. Doubt they are going anywhere before 2025. Agreed. And if they're looking to continue using the 772As in a similar fashion to today (domestic/HNL/GUM), I don't see them using brand new planes for that. I suspect 77Es will be retrofitted in the same hig...Jump to post
LHR also is BA's main hub, so trying to compete for rock bottom prices could fill those seats that might've had higher paying connecting traffic.
They can definitely compete with DY.
Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas because they wanted their large and profitable defense business to better compete with Lockheed Martin and others. The commercial side of the business (MD-95 and MD-11) were just the unwanted extras in the deal. The Airbus acquisition of the C-series program has to...Jump to post
Without AA (and talking only long haul flights), DFW could support NRT, ICN, LHR, CDG, FRA, DXB, and MAD no problem. I must admit that that I have my doubts about this. Without AA, DFW is basically AUS, with one or two Euro routes. If IAH didn't have UA/Star, it would still have at least a large nu...Jump to post
Miami/Orlando might be an example, but honestly the drive isn't that bad. Yeah, I've personally driven this one many times, but I've flown this one even more. I usually end up flying this for one of two reasons: 1. I feel like flying somewhere on a really quick trip but don't want to burn a lot of ...Jump to post
Miami/Orlando might be an example, but honestly the drive isn't that bad.Jump to post
Each airline has their own costs (equipment, labor, etc) so solely comparing the costs at each hub isn't really valid. That being said, I do think they're missing out on a sizable market by not having a SE hub. At this point, I think they're better off securing their current hubs. They face a lot of...Jump to post
Well I don't see the problem here it's voluntary and the only purpose is to check whether the estimate is accurate. Although I think they will get an underestimated data from this as overweight people would be more reluctant to get weighted than the average Joe. Agree. I'd expect the reported numbe...Jump to post
I think AA is making a mistake with the retrofits, but that's just my opinion. DL will have a better domestic product when all is said and done. I agree. But at the end of the day, I'm guessing pricing and schedule will be the biggest factors for people buying tickets. Either way you go - I think c...Jump to post
I'm not sure how accurate this data is when accounting for regionals. Also, listing the airlines by number of states is kind of painful to look at. AA only has 6, but obviously they are the largest airline - and much larger than WN. I would have guessed Delta for Wisconsin, given their strong presen...Jump to post
does not look the same to me. Amazon's looks more like a few commercial airlines' livery with the tail extending to the fuselage (QF, AA, etc)Jump to post
JannEejit wrote:Or is it the actual design that's unpopular ? I don't recall too much criticism when it was just the Continental livery.
For me, the new branding is so far removed from the old that it doesn't even feel like the same airline. Although to be honest, it hasn't felt like the same airline since the merger, and I haven't flown with them since 2012 for that reason. AA knows they're not the same airline anymore - and that's...Jump to post
Here is your "false narrative." Got anything constructive to say now? http://www.jdpower.com/press-releases/jd-power-2017-north-america-airline-satisfaction-study United was ranked below Alaska, Delta and American for traditional carriers. Their score would have them ranked below Southwes...Jump to post
Challenge to Kirby: Instead of shooting for a meaningless title like "biggest airline", why not shoot for something more relevant like "better airline." What is the point of being biggest when all you are doing is providing poor service at a very large scale? Not really somethin...Jump to post