Really? I've never seen omissions of gate "13" in terminals. The US isn't superstitious about numbers... in the way certain Asian countries are. Unless... are you remarking on the fact that there aren't a lot of US Airports, with multiple terminals that have 12+ gates each? Many U.S. airp...Jump to post
I think the reason the rivalry has persisted for so long is that they both had a successful response to deregulation. Great point. I agree with the original poster that this is the deepest rivalry, perhaps globally: - Both have been innovators and thought leaders from the early days - Both came out...Jump to post
United seems to be leading U.S. carriers (and maybe the world?) on winglet installations: -All 737s have Split Scimitar winglets -All the sCO 757s have Scimitar winglets (and all the sUA have blended winglets) -All the 767-300ERs have blended winglets Have other airlines adopted as much as United? I...Jump to post
Delta acquired their fleet of B737-900ERs much faster than United 136 8.9 years United Airlines 130 5.7 years Delta Air Lines Huh? This is not the right way to look at this. United -900ER deliveries were Oct 2010-Dec 2016 (6 years, 2 months). Delta deliveries were Sep 2013-Jun 2019 (5 years, 9 mont...Jump to post
I'm unfamiliar with what made American different, but this memoir is worth a read. By American's general counsel, covers 9/11 through merger.
https://www.amazon.com/Twelve-Years-Tur ... 682614883/
One should also consider geography. oneworld and SkyTeam hubs tend to be farther west than Star Alliance hubs, so American and Delta have a greater incentive to fly to partner hubs, whereas United would therefore be more inclined to fly directly to destinations west of Germany.Jump to post
Seems like I read a PR every week about an airline running an engine or flight on biofuel, going back years. Has anything meaningful actually happened? United has been flying on biofuel from LAX every day for the last three years. It's the equivalent of three flights per day. This is a lot more tha...Jump to post
aa.com is the credible source: https://americanairlines.gcs-web.com/news-releases/news-release-details/american-airlines-and-qantas-welcome-us-department As part of the case put to the DOT, Qantas and American flagged an intention to launch several new routes within the first two years of the propos...Jump to post
I looked at all OAG-loaded flights for 2019. Of the 13,000 domestic airport-pairs loaded, below are the ones under 10 miles. FYI, the longest (nonstop) domestic routes all involve HNL: BOS, JFK, EWR, ATL, DTW, ORD. The longest otherwise is Aeroflot's Moscow-Petropavlovsk. Market Miles Country Airlin...Jump to post
Can anyone tell me more about Carbon Offsets and airliner? - Which airlines are doing it? - How does the UN enforce against airlines? - Who certifies which offset programs are effective and therefore available to airlines - How much is this going to cost airlines and travelers? - Does it apply to p...Jump to post
Could T8 have gates added on the east side, or is that not possible? Thanks.Jump to post
Ask (nicely) and ye shall receive. Here are scheduled departures/day for 2018, globally. Data from OAG. MD-80 ATL 257 DFW 76 THR 37 MHD 23 SFB 15 KIH 11 ORD 11 TSA 11 RDU 11 BNA 11 Including MD-90 ATL 305 DFW 76 THR 37 MSP 36 DTW 29 MHD 23 BWI 16 SFB 15 PHL 14 ORD 14 Including DC-9, MD-90, and 717 A...Jump to post
Sorry for bumping to the top, but I thought I'd share some information for everyone on which routes are most likely to find the MD-80 on, and when those routes end. I have amazingly never been on one (for a flight), and may try to do so. Routes are both ways, data from OAG. Sorry for the formatting,...Jump to post
Why do Coke and Pepsi spend so much money on advertising, when they're both colas? It's to try to differentiate the product and ensure a price premium vs. the competitor / protect your own home market. Talk to any marketing professional, and this is why brands exist. Whether or not you think the bra...Jump to post
Ten years and two days, in fact.
I'm wearing my Northwest tie today. The merger was not exciting for all of us--while better economic security and a broader network were great, relocating away from a city I liked for fewer career prospects than before (fewer headquarters jobs available) was not fun.
If you search on Google for "airlines mutual forbearance multimarket contact," you'll find some interesting articles. In the 1990s, researchers were looking into companies that competed with each other across many markets--and using airlines as their test case. What they found was that com...Jump to post
Singapore Airlines used to serve YVR via ICN 3x weekly--so there is some kind of market for it.
Honestly, this is the most plausible of Skyscanner's potential routes. Often they're completely absurd:
jfklganyc wrote:They arent starting both are they? I think they are starting it from JFK or ATL to be determined
After New York, key events were: 16 Nov 2005: JFK #2 29 Oct 2006: HAM-JFK (#3) (29 Oct 2007: YYZ 3x weekly) 3 Dec 2007: IAH 3x weekly 1 Aug 2008: A380 service launch, to JFK 26 Oct 2008: LAX 3x weekly 15 Dec 2008: SFO 3x weekly 1 May 2009: SFO, LAX to daily ???: ending HAM-JFK New routes during this...Jump to post
There's a book on the story, not very long but fascinating. I'll have to dig through my Pan am collection to find the title. The Long Way Home https://www.amazon.com/Long-Way-Home-Revised-ebook/dp/B00457XJ2K/ref=la_B004FF3E9A_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1526256213&sr=1-1 I mapped the route ...Jump to post
- United could go direct to Chicago instead of having to stop in Kona (do they still do this?) It's nonstop, but with payload restrictions. Tokyo and Seoul would be logical, but would require customs. This was considered early in the decade but didn't pan out. ATL, IAH, and SLC have been flown in t...Jump to post
questions wrote:Posters are reporting pax, seats, flights and airline numbers. Are all these numbers for TPAC only?
Here are scheduled stats for 2018. YVR is on a similar level as SFO (and bigger on one metric), but SEA is really much smaller. Flights / Seats / Destinations / Airlines LAX / 20,558 / 6,385,907 / 27 / 25 SFO / 12,118 / 3,635,311 / 19 / 18 YVR / 9,041 / 2,587,135 / 21 / 18 SEA / 3,779 / 973,357 / 7 ...Jump to post
DEN is not served based on its metro size, but its geographic location. It's centrally located in the western US, which is growing very fast. In addition, DEN's remote geographic location helps make O&D demand for air travel strong for the population base. Similarly, PHL (where people can easil...Jump to post
To inject some reality into this debate, here are scheduled numbers for 2018 from current OAG data. Departures/Day United 418 / 58% Southwest 161 / 22% Frontier 37 / 5% Other 108 / 15% Destinations United 149 Frontier 80 Southwest 67 Seats/Day United 43,605 / 48% Southwest 24,742 / 27% Frontier 6,71...Jump to post
Why make up things that are easily google-able? A quick look at their website shows that Willis Tower has at least 150,000 sq ft of vacant space. Ok, I will amend to make you happy. Sears/Willis Tower is out of space--at a price United is willing to pay. Perhaps there are some prior commitments or ...Jump to post
Has United considered relocating to DEN? Yes. United considered relocating to Denver in the 50s or 60s--and decided to move flight training there. :) UAs HQ, NOC and other offices are all located in the Sears Tower in the loop. HQ vacated the building on Wacker drive a while ago... Some IT departme...Jump to post
Since facts are often in short supply here, here's a look at Alaska+Virgin's schedule for the Bay Area for recent years based on the most recent OAG load. I've included United at SFO for comparison. Yes, SJC is growing quickly, but SFO is still continuing to grow in 2018 despite trims. Flights/day A...Jump to post
Concur with AA737, all of them would have survived. The economy was back on the upswing, and more importantly, even unhealthy airlines can stay alive for a very long time thanks to creditor lifelines, labor concessions, bankruptcy protection, and importantly, the fact that airlines receive cash from...Jump to post
Check out slide 29 on http://s1.q4cdn.com/231238688/files/doc_presentations/2017/Delta-Air-Lines-Investor-Day_2017.pdf This slide shows the top 10 international markets from the U.S. Delta's investor focus has of course been in trying to fill those 10 markets. What could be left on that slide or els...Jump to post
Here's what's currently loaded in OAG for 2018. I don't have time to edit this down to one direction, sorry. 405 one-directional routes, and the number of flights loaded into OAG. Airline / From / To / Count AE NKG TPE 187 AE TPE NKG 187 AI BOM HYD 143 AI COK JED 192 AI HYD BOM 142 AI HYD JED 143 AI...Jump to post
They did, but it was a bit of a different situation. The crew was overtired (the relief pilot was sick so they operated the entire flight up from Brazil with a two person crew), ATL had just installed LED lighting on that taxiway that appeared brighter than the runway, and they shot a visual approa...Jump to post
Why would such batteries be transported on a passenger plane when so many fires have been caused by them. If these are lithium-ion batteries, because a shipper decided to ignore the regulations forbidding them: https://www.icao.int/Newsroom/Pages/ICAO-Council-Prohibits-Lithium-Ion-Cargo-Shipments-o...Jump to post
Business cases are analyzed over several items including income. Income doesn't help if the asset is written off at a later date. Depreciation of the asset is not included in an NPV, which is generally regarded as the best measure to analyze a potential project's value. https://en.wikipedia.org/wik...Jump to post
The purchase price is amortized over many years--probably 20 or so. Does the profit loss reflect that amortization? You don't just take the price of the transaction to the bottom line like you did. That's fine if you want to look at an income statement, but business cases are written based on cash ...Jump to post
Time...............P/(L) ($M).....Gals (M).....Breakeven ($/bbl) Acquisition......($250) 2012 Q4..........$63....................894...............$11.13 2013...............($116)...............3,828..........$4.56 2014...............$96 ....................3,893..........$2.20 2015...............$2...Jump to post
Here's what routes American has loaded in the GDS for August 3 and beyond. From To Flights Min Date Max Date ABQ DFW 25 6-Aug-17 16-Oct-17 AMA DFW 307 23-Aug-17 25-Jun-18 ATL DFW 3 5-Aug-17 19-Aug-17 AUS DFW 99 3-Aug-17 4-Nov-17 AUS ORD 1073 3-Aug-17 25-Jun-18 BNA DFW 1611 3-Aug-17 25-Jun-18 BWI DFW...Jump to post
There are currently 376 (one-way) routes loaded using the MAX 8. Here are some stats and the actual routes. Some are only temporary (Southwest has loaded schedules through March 7). Month Flts Airports 2017-10 1,346 25 2017-11 1,695 47 2017-12 1,975 48 2018-01 1,999 53 2018-02 1,915 43 2018-03 493 3...Jump to post
As we all know all the 300's will be gone by Oct 1st which means that 66 a/c flying today will be on the ground. This is a staggering number and equal to the size of all of Frontier as a comparison. With the exception of a bankruptcy, I know of no other event in the history of airline fleet reducti...Jump to post
PEK777 wrote:It can happen. In bad ATL weather in summer 2005, I had four IAD-ATL departures within 15 minutes. Jump to postWhat is going oh here? All the hourly ATL-LGA flights from are now showing a 7pm departure. Is DL really sending 3 flights at the exact same time? LIARS!