You can forget any more hypothetical mergers that everybody constantly talks about … at least under this DOJ (and likely under most admins) I disagree. Air carriers can argue that the networks have shrunken driven by COVID-19. That was the whole premise of the DOJ - airlines are too big! And we've ...Jump to post
The US is most desirable because they will be able to get a job and send money home, and most importantly they won't be deported since right now, the administration doesn't want to enforce the laws. Am I missing something? Are there not Border Patrol cowboys whipping the migrants at the border and ...Jump to post
CM will be competing for ATL O&D which, while meaningful, is nothing like MIA or NYC to Copa's markets. They be competing with 1-stops against DL non-stops to many markets. They'll get zero traction with Atlanta corporate accounts. They'll need some luck. :checkmark: Assuming post-COVID demand,...Jump to post
My smoothest take off I probably had in an A380. It didn't even feel like we were rotating that much, it was more like the plane just started levitating and only afterwards I felt a stronger nose up pitch. :checkmark: And I'll add the A330 and A340. You just don't feel the gravitational forces pres...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Back then in the early 2000s when US carriers got rid of meals domestically, did a lot of folks lose their jobs?
Thanks for providing these stats jplatts. Here are the number of passengers, number of seats, and load factors for WN flights out of TPA in June 2021: ATL-TPA - 30203 passengers, 35314 seats, 85.53% load factor BNA-TPA - 21666 passengers, 23692 seats, 91.45% load factor BNA has a bit of ways to go, ...Jump to post
Despite poor optics/timing vis-a-vis recent US aid to airlines, I see great business wisdom behind this. Is it really though? Is this the right time to play strategic "long games" in alliances, especially since US-Brazil isn't going to go gangbusters anytime soon? Should that money be sav...Jump to post
Hopefully Governor Newsom has been humbled by this [rather expensive] process.
All things considered, I would say 2022 is for his to lose.
But where does this put California Republicans?
Does the GOP try to convince Governor Abbott to help them move to Texas?
I saw that a new charted approach was created called the Park Visual, which mimics the path of the current and long-used Expressway Visual to Runway 31 at LGA, and I imagine this new procedure is named since it overflies Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Since the Park Visual is RNAV-based, is the intent t...Jump to post
Today large rotundas still seem to do pretty well at MCO and TPA. Where is there a rotunda at TPA? Having flown here numerous times I don't recall one ever. The airsides at both MCO and TPA are not rotundas. The rotunda makes it easy to access a series of connecting gates in a confined space. That ...Jump to post
Guess what? Governor Abbott is going to eliminate rape!
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott defends abortion law, says state will 'eliminate rape'
Source: USA Today
SFB in its prime handled pretty much all of the UK-Orlando traffic apart from BA and VS who operated in to MCO. The 2000s were indeed a golden era for SFB. Anyone have data showing when these flights started to unravel? I imagine SFB is okay losing these flights if it means G4 picks up the slack (w...Jump to post
The Sheraton hotel that sat on the land to be used for the sixth runway was demolished today (Sunday, 9/5/21):
https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-airpor ... T4MWGUXRY/
Might help to have a view of current projections, which seem to indicate Newsom will be able to stay in office: Latest Polls Of The California Recall Election Source: FiveThirtyEight So, we'll see if the "Harris" effect is enough to keep Newsom in office... I find it hard to believe that a...Jump to post
This was posted to YouTube Sept. 3rd, 2021 This Kodachrome color sponsored film produced by Irving Harley Productions for Pan American World Airways’ “Wings to…” series employs the animated cartoon character of “Clip, the spirit of travel” to tout Pan Am’s convenient travel options. Puerto Rico, Tr...Jump to post
Seconds from Disaster is another investigative show. That show covers disasters in all situations and industries and is not relegated to just plane crashes. They really did a good job with the UA 232 and AA 191 episodes, better IMO than the Mayday/Air Crash Investigation versions.Jump to post
Ill go on a limb… The rotunda will make a comeback. It is very efficient and it is architecturally pleasing. It just needs to be large enough to seat people for modern air travel. You say that, and then you say: Not a tight airports they’re not. You see this now with a lot of hammerheads which is a...Jump to post
Something tells me that after removing CRT from public school curriculum, technology and computer programming courses in Texas may be next:
TikTokers flood Texas abortion whistleblower site with Shrek memes, fake reports and porn
Source: The Guardian
That isn't necessarily true.... Lets say a woman, living in Texas, decides to go to Colorado and get an abortion and recovers from the procedure and returns to Texas. Once the woman returns to Texas, if anyone found out that she went to Colorado for the procedure, she can still get sued regardless....Jump to post
Was this rule driven by the infamous guitar breaking by UA over a decade ago, which happened to be checked in?
(Not that a guitar would be able to fit into a CRJ overhead bin, because it won't.....)
The Supreme Court early Wednesday let a Texas state law take effect that allows private citizens to sue to uphold a ban on the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. Link to politico article Two things seem very odd to me: 1. 6 weeks limit 2. private citizens can sue 1. 6 weeks limit is absurd, it...Jump to post
Thanks for the TR. I didn't realize DL was operating BOS-SLC with an A333. We used A14 and walked uphill to L1. I was in 35A, which is an all wing view. Economy seemed cramped compared to other Delta economy seats, maybe its just me. That must have been quite an incline to board the 359 at the L1 do...Jump to post
Raw chicken on the baggage carousel at SEA. So many questions....
TSA calls 'personal fowl' after raw chicken spotted on luggage carousel in Seattle
Source: USA Today
Avelo adding HVN-TPA and HVN-RSW: https://www.aveloair.com/route-announcements/avelo-airlines-and-tweed-new-haven-airport-announce-nonstop-service-between-connecticut-and-the-sunshine-state From the Avelo network thread, it is suggested that the same company that handles AS will be handing Avelo, so...Jump to post
Power is out for the entire NOLA metro area. Not sure what this means for the operation of the water pumps (I'm hoping those are on separate back-up generators):
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 641741001/
Not looking good for the MSY area and other parts of LA and southern AL. The 7 AM advisory from NHC is pretty terse: ...IDA EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY INTENSIFY AS IT MOVES OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN AND CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH TONIGHT... ...PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO ...Jump to post
I think US Air tried a brief attempt at a TPA hub. By using the old-school definition of a hub (greater than 50 departures), TPA would have qualified as a hub, but I tend to think of the operation more as a large focus. MCO had a similar network profile as well for US during this time. No doubt US ...Jump to post
DeSantis mask ban in schools in Florida has been ruled unconstitutional:
Florida Judge Throws Out Gov. Ron DeSantis' Order Prohibiting Masks In Schools
IMO it doesn't fit in with all of the tall skyscrapers surrounding it, not to mention it taking up more ground space. The Wonder Wheel at Coney Island makes more sense. Also, it looks like it's has open-air cars, so hopefully no one tries to jump off of it at its height and lead to an attraction shu...Jump to post
Arizona election results are delayed as a few of the Cyber Ninjas staff got struck with COVID-19:
Source: CBS News
Which gate will G4 be using at PHX? Not confirmed but I believe they will be slotted in somewhere on F1-F3 each day where they fit. Could G4 be the first to experiment with busing operations from T3S? Especially if they experience success at PHX and grow their schedules out of the airport . Is ther...Jump to post
3) I cannot get past the four-digit flight number. To my knowledge, no other airline was anywhere close to needing four digits, much less into the 2600's. In scanning a few pages into the 1981 itinerary, I am not seeing a single four-digit flight number. Anyone know why Western used this unusual fl...Jump to post
Back in the mid-90's, I built an itinerary for my mother and myself on DL & KW (TPA-FLL-SJU) that proved to be significantly cheaper than the offerings for AA & DL (AA nonstop TPA-SJU or TPA-MIA-SJU, DL TPA-MCO-SJU). This would have been right around the time WN started service to TPA, so I...Jump to post
Back in the mid-90's, I built an itinerary for my mother and myself on DL & KW (TPA-FLL-SJU) that proved to be significantly cheaper than the offerings for AA & DL (AA nonstop TPA-SJU or TPA-MIA-SJU, DL TPA-MCO-SJU). This would have been right around the time WN started service to TPA, so I ...Jump to post
To this day, I remember seeing a NW print ad(!) promoting the TPA-LAX route way back when. Searching online, NW shows serving the route non-stop in 1986. A single daily 757. Its listed as NW Flight 1! I hope I was reading the right. Here's the timetable: [http://northwestairlineshistory.org/wp-cont...Jump to post
On TPA-LAX, National, Northwest , Delta, USAir/Airways, Southwest, and a first attempt by American I believe, have all served the route. In fact, the first flight to land at the new airport in 1971 was National Airlines from LAX. The first TPA-LAX nonstop by National went back to 1961 on a DC-8. An...Jump to post
What is crazy is AA and UA do not serve food on those flights to HNL. They are 8+ hour flights and the only thing you get in Y is a bag of chips. It's longer than the TATL flights to Europe from the east coast. I'm shocked that the short TATL flights even get meals. It's sometimes cheaper to fly to...Jump to post
- The white population is now under 60% for the first time. - Multiracial is the fastest growing population category. This could be driven by Hispanics electing multiracial instead of white, which has been the historical de facto race selection driven by the Spanish "Gracias Al Sacar" rul...Jump to post
CM PTY-RSW? Is it a question of why or when? IMHO, after PTY-TPA might go daily, PTY-RSW Mondays and Fridays might be an interesting addition to RSW. At least no more driving to MIA, FLL or TPA for those in Ft Mayers, Naples, Port Charlotte. I don’t have access to recent Latin/South American demand...Jump to post
I think Austin may be on to something by segregating the ULCC carriers away in a separate terminal. I was in a number of cities recently where the “Meltdown” was occurring and it really seemed like having operations in the same concourse or gates or ticket counters next to the said Meltdown carrier...Jump to post
For example according to the story, no longer will air fresheners dangling from the rear view mirror or expired license plate tags/tabs be the sole reason for initiating a traffic stop. I do wonder if technology that allows officers to scan license plates from a distance is driving this change. Off...Jump to post
Norwegian Cruise Lines managed to override DeSantis's vaccine passport ban. Recall that DeSantis and the CDC were involved in a volley of appeals on the ban to which DeSantis was successful.
U.S. judge says Florida can't ban cruise ship's 'vaccine passport' program
So how does that split out work? Seems like a lot of expense and effort for 4-5 gates in each terminal… And just puts more people in an already overcrowded concourse. That problem is actually a big focus of this project; the addition of a handful (literally) of gates is only one goal. With the incr...Jump to post
Don't politicians have other things to do other than imposing and lifting same mandates every other week? Imagine the added peer pressure on kids who want to keep masks in schools with all this political tantrum outside the school. I saw a recent interview with ex-Surgeon General Jerome Adams who i...Jump to post
No doubt that the New York area represents a huge amount of demand, but does EWR really have the airfield capacity to accommodate many additional cargo flights from Prime Air? Makes me wonder if somewhere more on the outskirts of the tri-state area, like ABE or SWF, would've made more sense as not ...Jump to post