Anyone have an idea what jeblue plans on doing up at SWF? They haven't returned since the Pandemic, yet it still pops up all over their web site even though nothing is bookable even into the spring. Frontier has moved and Allegiant has increased service. Play is there, but the majors have all left....Jump to post
We're already b*tching in KC. IND and MCI are about to learn a valuable lesson. Incentives only go so far, there are only so many cities that make sense to add, airlines prefer proven markets and we're reaching the bottom of the barrel in terms of airlines adding new long haul routes. Where's the c...Jump to post
Isn't it a bit late for TATL announcements? Those seem to be Sept-Oct reveals for the next Summer. It'd be a blow for both CMH, but perhaps bigger for IND, which was explicitly named at one point as on BA's radar. As an IND traveler, I will be furious if CVG were to get BA before IND. The MCI peopl...Jump to post
I noticed a scheduled cancellation for MCI-JFK on Christmas Eve. MKE-JFK is operating. Performance or aircraft availability? Both…. Loads aren’t looking great…. Plus delays in 220 deliveries…. Usually a 220 flies this route but now they’ve been putting an E190 on it. However, the E190 might be the ...Jump to post
on an ASM cost, the 220 is much better, however many of the markets SKYWEST flies into can not come close to breaking even using a 220 bird. Oh no no, I was thinking more about the majors purchasing the A220 in place of having to fly regionals. I know there’s clauses and whatnot, but if they can’t ...Jump to post
strangeplanes wrote:evank516 wrote:strangeplanes wrote:looks like A220s throughout the week now
Yeah it looks like it starts the week of Thanksgiving. This is a great change!
2 of 4 A220s. Love it
Wondering if more airlines will consider purchasing the A220? Is it really as cost efficient as it was marketed to be? on an ASM cost, the 220 is much better, however many of the markets SKYWEST flies into can not come close to breaking even using a 220 bird. Oh no no, I was thinking more about the...Jump to post
Flying back on the afternoon LGA-MCI nonstop on WN yesterday, it was only me and 59 of my closest friends. And yet Delta is upgauging a Saturday frequency starting this month. Runs through the end of the finalized schedule right now with November 12 as the exception. looks like A220s throughout the...Jump to post
3-4 times per year? That's it? I've been flying this route 2x weekly, or 100+ times per year... You missed the update. Saturday upgauge Oct 8-Nov 5. Also I never said all frequencies should be upgauged, just 1 or 2 at peak times. Flying back on the afternoon LGA-MCI nonstop on WN yesterday, it was ...Jump to post
madg wrote:Sunwing just announced MLB service https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news ... 367363002/
Try again bud, the one coming back this afternoon has 50+ open seats. Um, cool? One flight out of two daily on one day? I mean, it’s not like I didn’t fly the route on WN 3-4 times per year up until a certain point. 3-4 times per year? That's it? I've been flying this route 2x weekly, or 100+ times...Jump to post
Meanwhile WN’s flights are always full… Try again bud, the one coming back this afternoon has 50+ open seats. Um, cool? One flight out of two daily on one day? I mean, it’s not like I didn’t fly the route on WN 3-4 times per year up until a certain point. Heh, Saturday only upgauge once daily so fa...Jump to post
Good grief, give it a break already. I fly this route 2x weekly and it's rarely full. It does not need to be upgauged. Meanwhile WN’s flights are always full… Try again bud, the one coming back this afternoon has 50+ open seats. Um, cool? One flight out of two daily on one day? I mean, it’s not lik...Jump to post
Funny enough, didn't someone here say earlier that B6 was pleased with the performance? Do you feel B6 will pull the plug? Any idea on how AS and NK performed when they first started? MCI-NYC has far more competition than MKE or even most cities of its size. We have AA, B6, DL, UA & WN. It also...Jump to post
In what world is that terrible? Its been a slow start for sure but is it really that bad? B6 fares have been fairly low for many cities (from DEN its under $120 for some flights) recently and its MCI loads/marketshare has been steadily increasing. Market share for B6 at MCI for June was at 1.6 whic...Jump to post
Ditto for MKE as well. Might be a winter change. B6 commonly used the E190 to ORD, CLE and MSP during their first few years of service as well. Hopefully. That A220 is a NICE plane. Very comfortable ride. A220 deliveries are not coming as fast as they hoped. They moved E90 away from FLL for operati...Jump to post
trexel94 wrote:evank516 wrote:B6 is downgauging to the E190 in the fall.
Ditto for MKE as well. Might be a winter change. B6 commonly used the E190 to ORD, CLE and MSP during their first few years of service as well.
The main thing I’m wondering here is if B6 is going to use this acquisition to their advantage and finally fill that infamous hole in the middle of the country that they have. The only 2 new dots they added are MCI and MKE.Jump to post
I agree 100% I have a feeling TUI is doing a marketing blitz and I wouldin't be surprised if some flights are just dedicated for cruse pax. Nice to see MLB on the rise again. Latest rumor is WN is looking at MLB. This area is exploding with people, it would do so well with some domestic competition...Jump to post
AmericanAir88 wrote:evank516 wrote:What’s with JFK-MSP being on CR9s? That was mainline until last spring.
Before last Spring it was operated by B717s. I am surprised they use crjs for JFK-MSP. If I ever need to get to MSP, ill use LGA.
They used to serve Sanford. Now they serve MLB. I live a half hour from Melbourne international airport give or take and it's one of the highway it's on my drive to work. A big advantage to MLB over SFB is the fact that you don't need to deal with I-4 to get to the tourist areas. The drive from San...Jump to post
DAB put in for an SCASD grant for AA service to ORD. This would do well. UA flew the route in the 2000s and the only reason it’s gone is because of bad blood over AirTran. Surprised they’re not trying to get NYC service back. I'm surprised MLB never put in for a SCASD Grant this year. For a little ...Jump to post
DeltaRules wrote:DAB put in for an SCASD grant for AA service to ORD.
What’s with JFK-MSP being on CR9s? That was mainline until last spring.Jump to post
And AA is pulling the plug on ISP. Sad to see ISP lose their only remaining legacy carrier.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/a ... 683884001/
[photoid][/photoid] ^and you also have delta running 3 flights a day when Delta I would guess is a lot stronger POS at MCI. I’ll be curious how Delta does vs JetBlue at JFK also B6 is happy with the rollout so far. FLL or Caribbean adds would really grow the brand here. That’s good. I’m hoping we se...Jump to post
Did a few dummy bookings on B6 into late summer to get a snap shot of loads. Surprisingly, JFK is performing far better than BOS. Both routes while still new and relatively weak are slowly improving but BOS is definitely lagging behind. Speaking of NYC, UA will launch all mainline to EWR this start...Jump to post
Hmm, 737 type aircraft? What's the size difference between an A220-300 and a 737-700/800? It's getting a little Breezy in here.Jump to post
My 717 flight out of HPN to ATL on 6/25 just got downgauged to a CR9, so capacity is being cut in some areas at least on Saturdays. The fact that the article shows they’re entering the NY market by going into HPN is misleading since they’ve been in ISP now for a few months. Surprised not to see any ...Jump to post
I'm supposed to fly them MCI-JFK on the 12 and JFK-MCI on the 19. They cancelled for 4/11 and now I'm looking at other options for myself just in case because I just don't trust them. You see a giant balance of TrueBlue points and you're like, hey I can get EMS and check bags and still pay less roun...Jump to post
Normally I would agree that this isn't punch/counterpunch, but: a) LFs are terrible on many of these routes, but they are increasing capacity over 2019 levels? b) They are adding MCI/MKE/SAT-JFK right after B6 launches them..... IMO, DL didn't need to add MCI/MKE-JFK since they're already competing...Jump to post
DL restored hot meals in FC on flights over 900 miles last month. Not sure if RJ-900 have ovens, but flight will at least get meal boxes if not (DL stopped serving snack boxes as meals in FC last year). That's something. Definitely something. DL is adding back JFK once daily on the CR9 starting Jun...Jump to post
DL applying some pressure: MCI/MKE/SAT-JFK will be added BNA-LGA gets A223 service Also not new but DL will be adding/or has already added the A220s to competitive BOS routes, BNA/CVG/DFW/iND/MCI/MSY/ORD/RDU-BOS I suppose 'applying some pressure' is one way to interpret this. Another way is just DL...Jump to post
Lol! That was predictable. Hopefully they’ll have better luck than their first try back in 2006. Doubtful. They're using a CR9 against an A220 on an airline known for its inflight product. The only perk for DL is the premium cabin, which nowadays isn't anything more than Even More Space on B6. Lets...Jump to post
I'm still surprised DL made no competitive response to B6's JFK service in MCI. They're still doing 4 or 5 E715/CR9 on LGA-MCI. WN is adding a second LGA frequency in April, and AA has their 2 LGA frequencies on E-Jets. What sort of "response" would you expect from DL? 4-5x daily on LGA-M...Jump to post
Doubtful. They're using a CR9 against an A220 on an airline known for its inflight product. The only perk for DL is the premium cabin, which nowadays isn't anything more than Even More Space on B6. They’ll probably upgage it. I’ll bet they’re evaluating how B6 performs and want to play the relaunch...Jump to post
DL is adding back JFK once daily on the CR9 starting June 6. Obviously a response to B6. Was hoping they'd just upgauge LGA instead. Delta may be more on time, but jetBlue's product is worlds ahead of what you'll get on an RJ. Lol! That was predictable. Hopefully they’ll have better luck than their...Jump to post
The switch was inevitable. I still think B6 should exercise options for the A221 for markets where the A223 may be too much plane, and for the case of short runways I think the A221 take off distance required at MTOW is 4,800 feet. I believe EYW is 5,076 or something with the displaced threshold, bu...Jump to post
Some PR from JetBlue today. http://otp.investis.com/clients/us/jetblue_airways/usn/usnews-story.aspx?cid=981&newsid=82232 Greeting the new mayor with talks of jobs and being New York's airline. Nothing like keeping the politicians happy. First day of operation to MKE and MCI. Here is the press ...Jump to post