enzedder wrote:more a pipe dream of their more and more autocratic government.
Adding seasonal flights now on the old B767s is a great way to test markets for potential growth to year round and upgraded aircraft in the future. It is a very sound strategy.
This arm chair CEO idea on ANET that everyone should fly to everywhere from everywhere if I was CEO is getting stale.
Drove by PHX a short bit ago and the freeway signs said Terminal 4 was closed due to police activity. Any idea what was going on? Terminal 4 closed for two hours. Someone apparently left a car at the curb. My wife has been trying to catch a flight cannot get to any of the terminals by roads and the...Jump to post
The State of Georgia has just declared an emergency for all counties.Jump to post
Looks like it has taken a turn to the east and south making ti worse for CLT and possibly impacting ATL.Jump to post
I may be alone but I love that non travelers are greatly reduced passed security. Airlines were flying with 50% load factors now that is north of 80%, the gate areas are extremely crowded I don't ever want to see gaggles of family and friends anymore at the gates.Jump to post
People often talk about how aviation changed after 9/11 which is definitely true to some degree, but the conversation pretty much ends there. Everyone knows about airport security, but that's pretty much it as far as changes go. Of course, there was a substantial downturn in aviation as well prompt...Jump to post
The two biggest changes are, the unimaginable is now imaginable. And probably the biggest is no passengers will let a plane be hijacked.Jump to post
There was a period when ever major expect CO was on shaky ground. As a safe guard the online travel agencies would plate everything on CO’s 005 ticket stock. Even markets like US flying JAX-CLT or UA DEN-PDX that had nothing to do with CO. As a safety net in case some one ceases operations. It made...Jump to post
True partnerships, JV especially are huge. It also points to the historic nature of international routes. It literally takes 20+ years and hundreds of millions to develop successful markets in new regions for airliners. In fact the most successful markets the Big 3 fly from the US all where develope...Jump to post
So to be sure I understand the majority here flying routes that never made money is genius, bold and aggressive airline management and to stop flying routes that never made money and replacing them with ones likely to make money is a disaster and a retreat?
Do I have the correct understanding?
Why can't they make Asia work they are so close? Sad to see them shrink in Hawaii. Will they close HNL? I sincerely doubt Hawaiian will close Honolulu... ;) Perhaps you meant HND? If yes, HA is doing well in Japan AFAIK. No that was a poor attempt at sarcasm and some slight mocking of other threads.Jump to post
Who is post Malone? .....I am old........Jump to post
No, but they are clearly downsizing. That is not clear at all. It terms of flight numbers there is virtually no change since 2015. Right because they are slot squatting by replacing flights to places where people actually want to go to with flights to their hubs for connection purposes and a bunch ...Jump to post
But it is also a winner as far as AA at ORD is concerned. Running money losing routes is not good for the HUB, employees or future flights and ultimately the passengers of Chicago or connecting ones.Jump to post
BTW for those having trouble understanding AA's ORD-Asia problem watch the video from AA.com. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2018/American-Airlines-Expands-European-Footprint-and-Modifies-Asia-Service/ AA operates under completely different rules than the other US carriers and has much less fl...Jump to post
PRAirbus wrote:too bad some new markets will be flown on 767s! oh, wow! not a good idea... :/ can't wait until they are all retired.
29-years of service AA Purser here- believe it or not, it isn’t the senior F/As who are abusing the system, it’s the junior F/As with 3 years seniority or less.And at 29 years, I’m considered “middle seniority,” which is ridiculous, but that’s another issue. I have noticed the same thing. There is ...Jump to post
There are a lot of people that game the system, and often there's not much the airline can do. For example , there's one person in particular I know for a fact call out absent for family leave, but only on weekends. Nearly every weekend. This is a very junior person, has a bit more than a year's se...Jump to post
After taking part in AAviationDay on Friday, I learned a few things: - 17C and the Taxiway Y bridge will be done in January. They both will be A380 capable. - NE Perimeter taxiway work has already begun. - Mainline will indeed take over the lower B gates. - Satellite E will be done in April - fligh...Jump to post
This is simple really, if unions provided a good value they would be growing not shrinking. In the US they would be almost extinct if not for a whole host of friendly laws and politicians.Jump to post
It also depends how the ticketing is handled and how well the reservation systems interface. Sometimes each airline selling a flight has a separate allocation of seats. As we know most airlines use a fare-bucket system so when all the seats at the cheapest price are booked, they start selling out o...Jump to post
Someone needs to look at this from a safety standpoint. Having observed employer/ employee relations in aviation union and non-union environment, there are some key safeguards easily shattered in a non union environment. Absolutely false. Unions serve to protect the exact people who don't follow sa...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:Charlie Bryan was not the head of the whole IAM.
And Lorenzo never offered EA to him.
That scumbag Lorenzo destroyed Eastern. Lorenzo offered to give Easter to the IAM near the end, the National Leadership said yes, but the local (Charlie Bryan) balked and convinced them to change their minds because "You have to have a Them in US vs THEM" Wrong again Parker boy. Learn the...Jump to post
I dont understand how a union, which is better for the workers, will spell doom and gloom for Delta but okay. You need to read up on some airline history. It's not 1940, and not the coal mines. Where is Eastern now? That scumbag Lorenzo destroyed Eastern. Lorenzo offered to give Easter to the IAM n...Jump to post
Yeh and your a brainwashed unionista. Do you vote for politicians and bash skulls that our union tells you to? I at least think for myself, you let the union think for you.Jump to post
And it is still a bigger contract overall, the total value is industry leading. Not one single person loses their jobs. And as far as Healthcare cost all the rest of the company has been on the crappy LAA plan for years now, we all got the big increase in premiums too....and dealt with it and moved ...Jump to post
All groups except ramp and mechanics have a JCBA in place already and are coming up on their amendable dates soon. Company is seeking concessions from the ramp and maintenance and are on over two years of JCBA negotiations. Blatantly false they are not seeking concessions, A contract is only measur...Jump to post
Well thanks for all that research. I think you've verified that every step of the merger has taken about twice as long as the other merger you compared. It seems like you blame the labor groups a lot for the delay. Isn't it managements responsibility to convince them, cajole them, make them believe...Jump to post
As stated above AA, once the crème de le crème of US carriers is now a bottom feeder. They are squeezing their clientele both financially in fees (in a spirit way, especially via seats), and also in the shrinking aircraft pitch and apparently lavs. Getting rid of proper First Class is another very ...Jump to post
A huge part of Delta's revenue advantage is Fortress ATL. They have such a high % of flying in that one HUB UA and AA are much more spread out over numerous hubs with varying degrees of competition that Delta just does not see at ATL. Seems like I read a Forbes article that delta has a monopoly on 6...Jump to post
I think AA's long term plan at JFK is have flights to its other hubs: DCA,PHL,CLT,MIA,DFW,ORD,PHX,LAX. All other flights get dropped or shifted to PHL. Which raises the question on what to do with Terminal 8, as it is underutilized today. Moving all OneWorld airlines to T8 makes most sense, but it ...Jump to post
Jul 2017 AA mainline at JFK had 2242 actual departures. Jul 2018 JFK had 2297 actual departures........Oh the horror! Now they may have cut a bunch of regional flying but no so much on the mainline side. They absolute want to get all of One World into T-8 and have said so before that not being toget...Jump to post
AA new aircraft are much more fuel efficient, so the price of fuel hurts them less. Also if you look at the margin differences it almost all a regional revenue issue. Trans Pacific is doing better right now than LATAM and Trans Atlantic. AA is weakest in trans pacific...... Also as to debt, they hav...Jump to post
At that time of year. AA should have a lot of slack in its fleet that it doesn't need to pull a plane off ORD to fly this route. But it does say that perhaps ORD-NRT for AA is not as big a winner as it was years ago. Especially when the LAS flights to NRT are tourist boats with minimal yield. ...An...Jump to post