If the 1980 fare price of $500, in 2019 dollars, is $1556 and the current DTW-FRA fare is $1,000; it is currently 67% of the 1980 fare, PERIOD. Producer costs don’t matter except in that most airline labor costs have declined as a factor of deregulation, which is a detriment to the labor and a benef...Jump to post
I grew up in the deregulation era and I assure you I'm paying a lot more now than I was then and getting less. The only real plus today over flying in the late 70's and early 80's is the IFE everything else is a downgrade. Complete nonsense if you adjust for inflation. Please give one example. DTW-...Jump to post
Air fares are down by 50% in real terms since deregulation, that’s a fact.
I think it's more of an issue of price fixing. US airlines seem to refuse to compete on price and put a lot of effort into matching prices. They almost act as a cartel. Umm...they do compete on price, and that’s why the other airlines match. Because otherwise most of the business would go to the ai...Jump to post
Airlines can most certainly control demand in a market by pricing. Economic silliness. A carrier can only control the supply by how many seats they choose to put in a market. If they put lots of seats in the market, the price of those seats will fall. Wouldn’t it be nice if airlines or any firm cou...Jump to post
They still get to their destinations, don’t they? DL is a profit making enterprise, you have to expect them to organize their services appropriately. BTW, when an airline reduces service from 3/day to 1/day, they’re just shifting the supply curve to the left which creates a new equilibrium price fo...Jump to post
DTW-KEF is “underserved” because WOW went bankrupt trying to serve it and other underserved markets at bargain fares. DL wants pax to connect thru ATL because they cannot get pax to pay a premium to fly non-stop to SRQ, etc. There’s a large flow of New Englanders flying to/from Florida, but few non-...Jump to post
Carriers are well past post-Panamax size in beam of the flight deck. We could take it back, but it wouldn’t change anything.
They all come from DM in Tucson. At some point, anything of value is stripped and the airframe sold to scrappers. They might be a source unless your congressman has pull to let AMARC release one. KMSP had a SR-71 for years until the USAF took it back. You thought the F-100 was hot on the outside, sh...Jump to post
They still get to their destinations, don’t they? DL is a profit making enterprise, you have to expect them to organize their services appropriately. BTW, when an airline reduces service from 3/day to 1/day, they’re just shifting the supply curve to the left which creates a new equilibrium price for...Jump to post
True, better aerodynamics for best field performance, but without the engines to counter wing bending, the structure’s is heavier than optimum which imposes fuel burn penalty. The MD-90 needed ballast forward to account for the heavier V2500, plus a bunch a aerodynamic “fixes” aft to meet stall char...Jump to post
phatfarmlines wrote:Any reason the circle-to-land to the 1's are not available for landing to increase throughput?
Check flying is gone, replaced by electronic clearing. Auto parts is like “hot shot” trucking. Assembly line is about to run out and shut down. The manufacturer calls out the cavalry—last minute operators who don’t have the capital to buy new planes or equip them with stuff like FDR or the like. Th...Jump to post
Check flying is gone, replaced by electronic clearing. Auto parts is like “hot shot” trucking. Assembly line is about to run out and shut down. The manufacturer calls out the cavalry—last minute operators who don’t have the capital to buy new planes or equip them with stuff like FDR or the like. Thi...Jump to post
I was the ADO at a Reserve wing about to start the weekly scheduling meeting. Someone walked in with the news. Wing CC said, “we’re at war, boys”. Meeting was overJump to post
Parts carriers for the auto industry, always a dodgy deal. What makes you say that? Just curious? Well, when I flew checks we lost 4 planes and pilots in 3 years. Guys in the check flying business thought auto parts was a cutthroat, marginal operation. I’ve seen operators that still in the business...Jump to post
The correct term for government planes is “state” aircraft. For UN meetings, it’s frequently a drop at JFK and reposition to SWF, CEF or elsewhere for RONs. Northolt is close in, but runway length is too short for airliner sized state aircraft. FAB, STN, BZZ or MLD are other options.Jump to post
Millions of cubicle dwellers, slaving away the days for a measly paycheck and a bleak future, are undoubtedly wailing and gnashing teeth over the plight of these poor pilots that can't make due on 200k/year. ...and I am betting that all of them if they had the power to shut down their employer to g...Jump to post
There is nothing but nothing in the Constitution that says Muslims can not serve in Congress. People who are afraid of what they do not know think it is awful to include others.
I’m amazed at how poor BA pilot pay is now, I had assumed they made US rates. Pre-tax, they’re half to two-thirds of US pilots; easily half after taxes. The USD 250,000 bizjet captain is becoming more common on the coasts. They should be on strike and not for three days, until BA gives up.
Net Jets or Vista Jet will do it, they’ll even wait for your return. If you have a cancer treatment appointment, Corporate Angel Network might help. It’s these trips that drive bizjet operations GF Just a bit out of my budget, but thanks ! Yes, posted in jest. Always amazed me to fly a Falcon, LGA ...Jump to post
I suspect the answer is no, or it would have been done already. But as technology on composite materials and advanced aerodynamics gets better all the time, could we ever reach a point when an ultralight non-pressurised passenger jet flying low becomes more efficient than the current ones despite t...Jump to post
Or a Lear 45/75, Citation X, real light Global.Jump to post
The TCDS governs the plane’s coding, but airline marketing can call it whatever they want.Jump to post
There was an infamous dining-in, huge in scale, that featured AVM Broadhurst as speaker. The attendees, all well into their cups, included several navigators and bomb aimers who stood up and pronounced him, .”an f’ing murderer”; which wasn’t true, but put a damper on things. Pprune had a hilarious t...Jump to post
I read about 2 hardcover non-fiction books a week. This week it’s The Economists’ Hour and The Walls have Ears . The first is an economic history of the post-war era, very good. I don’t agree with it all, but interesting. Anyone who thinks the Laffer Curve was the origination of supply-side theory n...Jump to post
Why wait for the NTSB report when we have the ‘Texas fishing forum’ Yhtbsm Hahaha, yes: I had a great laugh at "Texas Fishing Forum" source as well... Max, for someone who's been around long enough to fly the 727: You sure are up on your Millennial-style internet vocabulary! I had to goog...Jump to post
The airport operator (owner) and the FAA ATC services are different agencies. The Centers operate almost never closing except as when Chicago closed due to fire. MIami Center and Oceanic Control (KZMA) certainly stayed open as it covers a lot of airspace. Approach radar at places like MCO likely sta...Jump to post
This is, or was, a dentist working at upper floors.