Its a double edged sword really... on one hand you see that a majority of your front cabin is cheap/free upgrades and you're not monetizing it well so you add more W class thinking you can sell more of it rather than give it away. While on the other hand, your elite passengers are going to moan and ...Jump to post
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/commercial-real-estate/united-airlines-exploring-willis-tower-departure Interesting... Is it possible they could move HQ to Houston? Pretty clear that the article is speculating UA will try to leverage the current state of the Chicago real estate market (with the mult...Jump to post
Delta has also now raised its first bag fee to 30.00 to join United and JetBlue. Obviously they saw that United wasn't receiving nearly as much backlash as some would have suspected. Up next, American. https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2018/09/19/delta-air-lines-increases-b...Jump to post
The latest crew resources update from Friday stated that Network Planning are expected to announce the specific routes for the 787-10 prior to the next vacancy bid which is due out mid-October...so we should hear more information on the routing of these aircraft around that time.Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] 25 flights a day isn't much of a hub. Was the MCO hub a larger operation at its peak? There are two holes in their network, the PNW and the SE. A JetBlue merger would solve this at least in part. Don't really see JetBlue adding much except a few FL routes that are low yielding... Wou...Jump to post
Delta has the best hubs. This really is the key to their success. They connect people thru low cost to operate facilities, places with decent O&D and business traffic but less competition. They get all of a smaller cake in these places that print money and just focus O&D routes where they w...Jump to post
747superliner wrote:Looks awesome! This will be in the mainline fleet right?
I agree with this. Some other thread that came out recently which said UA controls a 65.9% market share out of EWR vs. 63.9% at IAD. With a new Terminal A being built that will allow LCC's like B6, AS, NK to grow (and to a certain extent AA and DL in some markets) and gradually erode UA's control o...Jump to post
It's great to see airlines like F9 and SY that were once on death's door thriving these days. I flew SY for the first time this May RSW-MSP-LAX and found the airline as well as the MSP Terminal 2 experience to be excellent value for the price I paid. I would certainly not hesitate to fly SY again, ...Jump to post
E175E2 is too heavy for scope clause and the extra row vs. E175 pushes it over 76 seats. I wouldn't be surprised if part of the scope update that's being asked for allow E175-E2 at UAX. Someday those E175-E1s are going to need to be replaced and I doubt the company's going to want to do that with C...Jump to post
The preferred 737 for OGG is the 73Q which is the -800 STOL model. United prohibits the 73Y (738 regular model) 73C(900 non-er) and the 37K/73L which are the 739ers. The 73X which is the Max is approved.
And yes, the reasonings are performance issues.
JetBlue in an attempt to increase ancillary revenue is raising bag fees and other fee structures. They will now charge 30.00 for the first bag which is higher than AA/UA/DL.... The airline is also changing fees for its Blue and Blue Plus fares to a max level of $200 per ticket from $150 per ticket p...Jump to post
This is the type of thing that always seems to come back and bite United... Customers have made it known that they do not enjoy flying on a 737 for 6 hours on a transcon. Now that UA has a fair number of widebodies on transcons customers are starting to become happy with the PS offering on the rout...Jump to post
I almost always get the EB checkin option when I fly. $15 is nothing when you're already saving $60 by getting 2 free checked bags. The only time in the past 5 years that I didn't jump for EB checkin was this past Sunday when I was on a crazy itinerary going DEN-STL-MCI-ATL-RIC. I changed planes in...Jump to post
I'm not surprised by this. PIT-CDG was seasonal for one reason. There wasn't enough cargo to support the winter passenger dip. Also, PIT is historically Oneworld heavy so BA should do better there because of that. PIT traded something that only worked in the summer for something that should work ye...Jump to post
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-could-grow-flights-by-half-at-washington-dull-451313/ Hadn’t seen this posted yet, but amongst a lot more news from Scott Kirby today, United is planning on adding 2 more banks to the current 4 at IAD for a new total of 6. According to the article, ...Jump to post
janders wrote:Big difference between could and will.
OPer should correct this thread title.
This is along the lines of their stated intention to flow a majority of connections over IAD and make EWR primarily mainline and O&D.Jump to post
Not really all that impressive coupled with all the cuts. Mostly just a shuffling of the deck chairs. It wouldn’t surprise me to see UA respond by adding ORD-ATH S19 .... Doubt it. UA doesn't usually go head to head on seasonal routes with AA. ORD-MAN on a 757 by UA seems more likely to me. That wa...Jump to post
UARNO88 wrote:So long LH in CLT. I don’t see any way that this route can sustain two carriers.
Not really all that impressive coupled with all the cuts. Mostly just a shuffling of the deck chairs.
It wouldn’t surprise me to see UA respond by adding ORD-ATH S19 ....
Currently NYC and Philadelphia are served by 4 airports: JFK (60mapx / 450k movement) EWR (44mpax / 450k movement) PHL (30mpax / 370k movement) LGA (30mpax / 370k movement) All 4 airports are full capacity in terms of both terminal area and aircraft movement, instead of expand other regional airpor...Jump to post
The entire Southwest operation has been a complete circus for the longest time...they can't get flights out on-time, many cancellations... They have become very unreliable. This is just another notch in their belt... ^^THIS exactly. And yet somehow the cult following of “I need my 2 bags” folks kee...Jump to post
afcjets wrote:AA might be downsizing JFK to purchase B6.