I’m surprised that AA is returning to TLV. I thought the whole reason why AA pulled out after the US merger was because they didn’t want to pay the pension obligations for the former TWA employees who are there. that's been an a.net myth forever and JonNYC has confirmed several times it's not an is...Jump to post
Another interesting tidbit to compare is # of employees: AA - 112,700 DL - 80,000 UA - 88,000 Could not believe the difference in # of employees between the three. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2019/07/25/american-airlines-title-theworlds-largest-airline-slipping AA outsources the le...Jump to post
China Southern is still in its infancy. Their English language website for China is littered with spelling mistakes. For Air China & China Eastern, they are deeply involved in Star Alliance with United and SkyTeam with Delta. Delta evens has someone on the board of China Eastern. For hard produ...Jump to post
LAL is smart. They know where the biggest ego in network planning is (and worst actual network planning knowledge). That's the one most likely to start something as silly as LAL. DL wouldn't sniff this ever, meanwhile I'm sure AA is dying to serve it to squat on gates in DFW. all three of your post...Jump to post
definitely will do well. in Korea lots of ATMs have a Mongolian option, something I've never seen anywhere else. the two countries are pretty close, comparatively. definitely think it'll do well, and no US connections really aren't what they're after here. definitely mostly korea-mongolian traffic. ...Jump to post
they have said "no plans at this time" to DBV and it was announced months later.
CMN at the least will happen.
sonicruiser wrote:Wonder if UA will pull an AA and partner with both EY and QR.
This would be the ultimate form of revenge and a helluva chess masterstroke if UA can pull it off.
Sue your employees-that will inspire them. Definitely a mistake by Southwest imho, but one must admit that AMFA doesn't exactly have the best track record either. Given the employee discord at Southwest, JetBlue, AA, and others, the huge profitsharing paid by Delta (surely Wall Street hated that) m...Jump to post
probably my favorite south american airport. definitely glad we don't see this going the Mexico City routeJump to post
article in Japanese: https://travel.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/1154037.html per xJonNYC, MIA-EZE and DFW-GRU will likely be the two routes downgauged to accommodate this. this will apparently be a "summer test run" but I'm confident this will end up getting extended. amazed it took AA t...Jump to post
empty threat considering all of the recent tie up with IAG and LATAMJump to post
LH further announced to switch it's daily flight to KIX from FRA to MUC. In addition the flights MUC-ICN, MUC-SIN will also be increased to 7/7. Another new daily route will be MUC-BKK (likely to be taken over from EW). very big and interesting moves here. definitely some great expansion from LH at...Jump to post
there's so little market. Indian populations in south america are miniscule and business ties are fewJump to post
Finally, another good add by Korean air. Im glad connections will be taken away from Dtw as the northeast and beyond have a better place to connect in bos. connections will be taken away from OW and *A. As a whole, DL won't lose anything but gain passengers. Detroit only has one daily 350 to ICN. W...Jump to post
they make money on the routes they have. why get rid of 3x to LHR (enormously profitable), flights to PHX/SAN/LAS/SEA that do well, MXP which has a lot of high value O&D, and you know...their whole grossly profitable south american operation (GRU is on a damn 77W for crying out loud!) they cut D...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
you guys are kidding if you bet on anything besides SEA. and what's this "too close to YVR" nonsense?? they already serve both EWR and JFK!!! props to CX for hopping in before SQ does. they've been on an expansion tear lately...CPT, BRU, CPH, DUB, IAD.. I would not be surprised to see DFW ...Jump to post
I’d say maybe US.
incitatus wrote:How can the stake in Azul have an influence in the Avianca - United relationship in the future?
gsg013 wrote:You really think AA will redesign their product which has the nice AA first class and lie flat business product on the A32T?
Deferring the MAXs. This tells me that AA is getting nervous about the economy and may be scaling back new narrowbody fleet acquisitions in favor of holding onto what's owned a bit longer. they would be taking 100 MAX and 100 NEO in a span of two years. deferring 40 of the MAX by a few years isn't ...Jump to post
if AA will be putting 788s on old 767 routes, that would be a *massive* product improvement on PHL-AMS/BUD/LIS/PRG/ZRH, MIA-LIM/MVD/COR and routes like that. and maybe even JFK-CDG/MAD can finally get something decent!Jump to post
You’re probably right, but when the JV is finalised and codesharing is in place, CLT might be a runner. EI are definitely keeping their codeshare with B6, their CEO has said as much. No mention of continuing the UA codeshare, which would seem unlikely. I’d be shocked if EI didn’t tap into AA’s seco...Jump to post
While that would be great to see, AA has already said their strategy does not include flights that do not touch a hub. As of "today" LHR is not considered a hub. But as we all have learned in this business, "never" doesn't exist. The last time I checked, RDU isn't an AA hub, eit...Jump to post
I think EI on a 321LR is very likely since they’ve launched PHL and MIA within the last 6 months as they prepare to enter the JV with AA, BA etc. They’ve 12 321LR on order, the last 4 of which are 757 replacements. There’s only so many airports within the range of those 8 extra airframes. There mus...Jump to post
two things: 1. i see little reason for AA to drop PIT. it does pretty well and generally goes out full 2. india indeed dominates china. AA and DL send tons of people on their TATL flights, and UA/B6 send a lot of connects through their partners too. at least on AA, china traffic isn’t overwhelmingly...Jump to post
For such ULR routes like this I don't think you can count a lot on connections as passengers can almost always connect via other hubs on flights that does not need so much fuel to lift those fuel during early stage of one of those flights, thus ULR connections will cost airlines more over regular c...Jump to post
prchan wrote:And this comes with the reduction of frequencies on the LAX-GRU route (from daily to 4x weekly)
why do people think AA will be unsuccessful on LAX-EZE, a route with a strong market and where AA is really strong on both ends. they're very successful on EZE, why would an LAX route (that's only 3x weekly!) not be the same?
oh wait, you guys just like to be negative about everything
If American retreats at CNF, LATAM will have difficulty making the market work. Azul will just crush them if they try. Let‘s see how Delta reacts at GIG. At this point, DL could go year-round to JFK and launch MCO, driving LATAM away from the Rio-US market entirely. highly doubt DL will go year rou...Jump to post
Overall yes, SIN is a better connecting point for S. America than it is for many other places, but even then it is longer than stopping through LAX or LHR. Transiting in the US is a nightmare, no airside transfer and customs queues. And visa required for most South Americans... and many south ameri...Jump to post
I think its a good way to make DFW-EZE unprofitable. I honestly think youll take one profitable flight and make two unprofitable flights with this move, but time will tell and Im happy to be proven wrong. they did this with GRU, everyone thought the same thing, and the two flights have coexisted ju...Jump to post