kimimm19 wrote:Already being discussed in the Swiss Aviation thread.
I am SO not feeding the trolls, but since when was JetBlue's performance actually good? Not sure I've ever heard of JetBlue being on time, and not being a basher, but I think the last on-time JetBlue flight I had was from SJU to FLL years ago. Everything else has been 20-45 mins late. Some of the s...Jump to post
I am SO not feeding the trolls, but since when was JetBlue's performance actually good? Not sure I've ever heard of JetBlue being on time, and not being a basher, but I think the last on-time JetBlue flight I had was from SJU to FLL years ago. Everything else has been 20-45 mins late. Some of the st...Jump to post
YEG is a taj mahal of airports, a $30 AIF is insane. Especially since YEG still charges the same amount of rent to airlines at comparable non-Canadian airports...Jump to post
I guess a better question is- are these carve-outs TRUE meals or do they just get to pick something from the Buy on Board catalogue/offerings. Those aren't quite "real" meals since its nornally just a wrap/salad/sandwich with sometime chips or something. I believe I read that UA EWR/HNL is...Jump to post
Re: NH and F. The wealthy Asian traffic has rebounded in Hawai'i. There *is* demand for a non-Y/non-cattle class product and I believe NH is doing their best to capture and own that market. NH is also not a HUGE participant in the ZED program, so I doubt you'll see any non-revs in those upper classe...Jump to post
Mokulele is supposed to be testing an electric-powered aircraft on Kahului-Hana sometime later this year.Jump to post
Where does the report say the radios weren't working? The pilots were talking to ATC... it was ::: here ::: on this thread where it was speculated the radios were fried.
They didn't declare an emergency, just said they were coming back.
EYW needs to extend that runway to accommodate flights to YYZ. Why? There's already service to EWR and ORD. I would think YYZ is possible using the existing runway. The locals won't support expansion of the runway. The locals b*tched to the heavens about "all that noise" when Delta brough...Jump to post
Gosh I bet those up in Juneau and much of Alaska are salivating at the thought of using an airport they can pop in and out of quickly such as PAE, as Washington state is such a large part of their social and resource chain. Pop into PAE for a day or two. Reconnect with associates, family, and other...Jump to post
I'm not sure we can use a Sabre or GDS inventory to really accurately tell you how busy or full a flight is. Some airlines like Alaska & United, will reopen a lot of buckets in their matrix to keep certain fares open. I've been on a few flights with almost every bucket open/showing 9, yet the fl...Jump to post
They apparently had no clue that it’s a Customs’ law in probably every country that you have to pick up your bag when you first enter the country and clear Customs with it. Not necessarily true. I've connected in NRT multiple times and unless anything has changed since 2006, I've never had to do th...Jump to post
But for Air Italy to go public with this, they very well could have had an agreement with AA for AOG/parts. That's normal in the airline business. And its normal for competitors to "help" eachother. Otherwise, you'd be forced to keep spare parts and AMT/A&P/Inspectors at ALL of your st...Jump to post
I kind of think in a way the market has spoken to Alaska. People want to go nonstop from PAE and not connect in PDX unless it is to get home to PAE during a weather or maintenance misconnect. Sure PDX is a convenient plus option as an alternative to the hourly shuttle at SEA for granola Northwester...Jump to post
Alaska could also axe the 9pm PAE-PDX and 7amish PDX-PAE flight without causing uproar. Well it might piss off 2 or 3 passengers. Are the load factors on those flights low? Those 2 are by far the weakest. I don't even want to publicly disclose loads, but uh, yeah. I'm surprised they just don't canc...Jump to post
And did a few mins of research about WN's connecting flights. SFO-LAS today 1078 -> continued to RNO 2185 -> on to DAL, CMH, and eventually PHX. 2143 -> on to SAN 1478 -> Local 1519 -> PHX 1732 -> PHX SJC-SNA 2111 -> LAS, MAF 1571 -> Orig. in PDX 503 - xcld 448 - Local 1963 -> LAS, DEN 866 and 1230 ...Jump to post
Unfortunately its hard to really compare AS and WN. On all these intra-CA flights, a large chunk, if not majority, are continuing legs. Most of Alaska's flights are point-to-point, or link to a hub. SNA-SMF on WN may continue to PDX, GEG, SLC, etc. SMF-SAN may go on to HOU/ABQ/PHX, etc. So WN has be...Jump to post
Alaska could also axe the 9pm PAE-PDX and 7amish PDX-PAE flight without causing uproar. Well it might piss off 2 or 3 passengers.Jump to post
I think we will see SFO-PHX become a regular route.
However, I think Alaska execs said their growth will be nearly flat (well 2%) for the next year.
Super beautiful island, and I'm guessing the Out Island Promotion Board or MOT was subsidizing it, because Silver/Gulfstream previously ran this using 1900s way back in the day. I'm guessing it has something to do with 3M's ATR issues (not getting them on cert quick enough) as I don't think the Saab...Jump to post
Someone better tell Southwest they need to exit all of the Caribbean, everything east of the Mississippi, all of the Pacific Northwest, and everything north of the Oklahoma/Kansas border. Northwest Airlines should have also been considered a failure and NEVER should have been in Detroit. Or Minneap...Jump to post
Someone better tell Southwest they need to exit all of the Caribbean, everything east of the Mississippi, all of the Pacific Northwest, and everything north of the Oklahoma/Kansas border. Northwest Airlines should have also been considered a failure and NEVER should have been in Detroit. Or Minneapo...Jump to post
Honolulu County is looking at adding some significant taxes this year, not to hurt tourists, but to pay for their (failing) HART - light rail project. Its superbly overbudget and delayed.
One of the taxes is in fact a bed-tax.
and I-4 isn't expanding anytime soon. What was once a 40 minute drive Tampa/Orlando (Disney) is now varying between 75 to 120+ minutes. Add in a car crash, and you are sitting for another 2 hours.Jump to post
I think that's where their tour operation used to be based, but they had 2 buildings in Maitland - one by the post office and another just behind it where the execs offices are/were. The owners live in Winter Park.Jump to post
Didn't VIA pay to airline folks to/from the plane from their homes -- and not even require pilots to live in base (if base even existed).
I can tell ya that will get expensive, FAST. And airlines don't give waivers and favors to airline staff either when on revenue tickets...
Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage rn. Uh. I beg to differ. Mokulele Airlines has NEVER had to cancel a flight due to lack of crew** (except for the super rare exceptions of sick calls and they can't reposition someone in time). And they were the first Caravan oper...Jump to post
Did you know if an airline employee boards a passenger to the US who is NOT eligible to be here, or have the proper paperwork, the airline *must* pay for transportation BACK to the point of origin? Did you know that an airline doesn't know what a person's intentions are and that if the person prese...Jump to post
With the CAD up against the USD at nearly $1.34, I think YVR might be able to actually suck some traffic OUT of BLI and SEA.... Canadians aren't flocking to BLI/SEA like they used to...Jump to post
so no more Embraer 120s for them??Jump to post
And of course politics gets drawn into this. I thought liberals were against bullying? Or was that only when they are being bullied? I cross the border more times in a month than people do in their lifetime. What's happening along the US-Mexico border is absurd *and* a crisis. If this were the airpo...Jump to post
I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...Jump to post
AC probably needs that 787-9 somewhere else.Jump to post
They've already got a lot of super structure/girders up for the D gate expansion... didn't realize it was ONLY going to add 6 gates, just looked like it would be a lot larger than that.Jump to post
and I just flew YVR-HNL roundtrip in an AC 787-9... the flights had a few open seats, but we were taking a lot of palletized air cargo.Jump to post
Saw YVR's INTL concourse expansion - how many more gates will that bring?
The Seattle INTL expansion doesn't really add MANY gates - it just makes current domestic gates available *as* international from what I read.