Air China on IAH-PTY just before the pandemic was an odd one. Similarly, Korean Air flew LAX to GRU for at least a few years. Also started thinking about NW and PHX in the 80's. I believe they flew PHX-SAN, PHX - TUS and PHX - LAS. IAD - PHX and CLE, trying to kind of replicate what they were doing...Jump to post
Was thinking about some regularly scheduled routes from carriers that would be surprising to many. A couple of examples, I will use NW as have more knowledge than I do with some other carriers. 1) NW used to fly JFK to CPH, I think might also might have flown Stockholm from JFK or Oslo as well. 2) W...Jump to post
Outlier here, I guess, I preferred the DC-10. Growing up in an NW family in Tampa, flew them a lot when NW had the hub. Was always nice to see all those big red tails particularly in the winter when you could see 3 or 4 at the same time. Usually ended up in first as this was pre ff and was always a ...Jump to post
UA should probably pursue premium given the locations of their hubs in the top business centers which also happen to be congested airports, SFO, EWR, ORD. As business travel rebounds would make sense to differentiate themselves from the sad state of AA or a lot of the airlines with a race to the bot...Jump to post
I don't mind southwest and their product is overall fine. I travel occasionally for business, but not a lot. In order, what would help with frequent business travelers: 1) Change the boarding process, don't want o worry about checking in exactly 24 hours or before or paying extra to guarantee a dece...Jump to post
Hyderabad as Tech Industry base is pure hype. 2 decades ago a young new Governor decided to hardsell a business friendly image and even hired a lobbying firm in the US for $50m a year to hardsell this image to US politicians and big business. Anyone who has worked in the tech industry can tell you ...Jump to post
I believe Air India is launching ORD from HYDJump to post
DXB is Asia. SFO has seen at times Qantas and Singapore A380's..Jump to post
Amsterdam KLM does fly Amsterdam to Osaka, as does Aeroflot from Moscow Sheremetyevo and Turkish Airlines from Istanbul. That makes the total number of European airlines at Kansai 7, quite a significant number. By the way, Lufthansa serves Kansai from Munich instead of Frankfurt. The American marke...Jump to post
Lpbri wrote:My 9/79 NW timetable shows a twice weekly NRT-ANC (th-su): DEP NRT @ 1830 ARR ANC @ 0700: 747 used.
It will often work, unless it is cloudy at SFO and they shut down a runway or two. The international and domestic terminals are adjacent and connected airside. Using the moving walkways and a brisk pace it will usually be only about 15 or 20 minutes (max) gate to gate. If the weather is poor the in...Jump to post
Unless some sort of delay on first leg, this is plenty of time, SFO on the ground is pretty easy to navigate.Jump to post
DTWLAX wrote:bfitzflyer wrote:Surprised they would not connect SLC to ICN instead given it is a hub.
SLC does not have the O&D to sustain SLC-ICN. And connections are best routed through SEA, LAX, DTW, ATL and MSP?
Surprised they would not connect SLC to ICN instead given it is a hub. I know they tried SLC-NRT about 10 years ago, but vastly more connections with Korean JV than Narita had. Regardless, good to even here whispers of International returning at this point.Jump to post
NW and Delta Merge - CVG and MEM shut down, DTW and ATL win DL de-banked CVG in 2003, and began drawing it down significantly in 2005. By the time of the 2008 merger, CVG had already lost the majority of its international flights, and served 12million LESS passengers than its 2004/2005 high. And fu...Jump to post
Not mention of BWI, I don't recall all of the details, but if I recall, USAir basically got crushed by Southwest, but I am going by memory and may have been more to it, I am sure. Some smaller ones too, TPA for NW - dropped with Republic merger SJC for AA - cane and went a couple times DCA for NW - ...Jump to post
Last one for me was MID to DEN via MEX on AeroMexico for vacation in early March 2020.Jump to post
Although parts of this are funny, over 500K people in the US alone have died from COVID. Not sure that was the best way to get at the funnier aspects of the post.Jump to post
SFO-LAS on DL... I'm surprised they don't fly this route... DL is very focused on their hubs, its rare for them to announce point to point routes, or that's at least what I believe. Pre pandemic, they were operating, SNA, SJC, PDX, and maybe SMF or SAN to LAS, so SFO at that time would not necessar...Jump to post
Because of the shorter stage lengths, you could probably get away with scheduling a quick turnaround to Tokyo with a later departure time. However, for destinations further afield, the return flight would arrive back too late stateside to facilitate a lot of meaningful connections with just a turna...Jump to post
After Pandemic, I could see potentially, JFK-CAI and IST being added back. Has to be enough premium on those routes in normal times to be successful.Jump to post
Maybe in the later half of the year, some international love for DEN. Announced this year, not flown until 2022.
DEN-CDG on AF, UA or DL with no more Norwegian possible
DEN-TPE - on BR. more or less the last major UA hub to get service
I could see a few A35K for Intl hub to hub routes, with less flights to secondary intl markets. Would not be a big fleet, but could see ATL-SEL, DTW-AMS, those type of routes, but right now can't see any purchases but a couple years out sure.Jump to post
Flew it to Asia, ORD-SEL back in the day and for the day it was really nice. Nothing like lie flat seating and suites, but then nobody had that to my knowledge back then.Jump to post
[quote=" Also rather interesting is that United never got in on that act however they already had pretty good coverage over the whole country. At that time United boasted on how they flew to all 50 states (yep,even Wilmington DE).[/quote] Not a merger but as stated above United's acquisition of...Jump to post
new to this website, so might take a bit of time for me to settle in I was going through some of my travel memoirs and found a plane ticket for a BA flight from London to Harare, back then known as Salisbury, dating back from probably the late-90s or something, and it made me wonder which routes di...Jump to post
Zambia, Botswana, Guyana, Cameroon, Malawi, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Kuwait, OmanJump to post
I remember going through MEM the year after the merger and it was a large hub at that point with I believe 5 banks a day and over 400 flights a day. By the time of the DL merger MEM was down to less than half of that and as others have said was heavy on regional jets. DL more or less completed what...Jump to post
I remember going through MEM the year after the merger and it was a large hub at that point with I believe 5 banks a day and over 400 flights a day. By the time of the DL merger MEM was down to less than half of that and as others have said was heavy on regional jets. DL more or less completed what ...Jump to post