I would be very surprised if there weren't significant subsidies/incentives behind the RIC additions. That said, there's quite a sizeable area to draw from for west coast flights for RIC - west to Charlottesville and Lynchburg, east to Newport News, north to Quantico. It's about an hour to IAD from ...Jump to post
i have dropped gym membership, and until a reliable vaccine is available I am doing alternate things. Same with flying and motels. If I should fly it would be with Alaska, Delta, or Southwest. To each their own. I've dropped my gym membership because I want to focus on my workout, not whether I'm c...Jump to post
United has quietly nixed its plan to issue $2.25bn in debt. Anyone know what's up? Does it not need the money or was the bid/ask not to its liking?
Air Lease is getting ready to play hardball on its MAX order book: "Air Lease does have flexibility in our agreements with Boeing and Airbus to adjust to current market conditions. For example, on the MAX 737, we are now beyond the 12-month point of delay on nine of our contractual delivery slo...Jump to post
Hopefully this goes the way of post-9/11 secondary screenings. With so much potential for asymptotic and presymptomatic spread, this seems like a decision being done for optics as much as actual impact.Jump to post
The company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
It is looking to reject leases on 6 SAAB 2000s, 1 Dash-8 and 2 Grand Caravans.
They're looking to break leases on N733MA, N738MA and N739MA. Unable to load PDF but source is court motion: "As part of the costs savings measures, the Debtor seeks approval to reject the Aircraft Leases set forth on Exhibit “A” (collectively, the “Rejected Leases”) for the aircraft with Unite...Jump to post
There's very little information on file at this point beyond a list of creditors. Fill in this information to identify the case: Debtor name Miami Air International, Inc. United States Bankruptcy Court for the: SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA List of Creditors Who Have the 20 Largest Unsecured Claims a...Jump to post
It's public in the sense that they've filed the Chapter 11 petition in a federal bankruptcy court. I would imagine the press will eventually pick up on it.
To my knowledge, they did sports charters and packaged vacation charters, neither of which are viable in the current situation.
First of many? Link to docket:
(PACER account required unfortunately)
I'm not sure 10% is enough given all of the large, multinational corporations imposing travel restrictions. Just cancelled three bookings for the next month as a result of my company's new travel ban.Jump to post
TTailedTiger wrote:Dominion301 wrote:That's exactly what it is. A slot squat. JFK-RIC 4x is insane.
BGM is having an airshow on July 25th. https://wbng.com/2020/01/31/greater-binghamton-airport-lands-another-air-show/ Still just 2 flights a day to DTW on OO until Spring when it goes back to 3. I keep hoping AA or UA return, but with the Dash 8s and Saab 340s gone, it sadly seems unlikely. Is that...Jump to post
Surprised LYH doesn't have 2x daily IAD on UA. That's a 3+ hour drive with no traffic.Jump to post
This happens in my workplace every year. Rephrase or eliminate the questions that didn't elicit the desired responses. Don't ask questions where you know the answer will be unfavorable. Focus on the responses that seem to affirm senior management's strategy. Middle management gets blamed for the unf...Jump to post
6x to 10x weekly on an Envoy E135/145 sounds about right sized for CHO from a financial standpoint (certainly not pax comfort). The airport has been trying for awhile to get DFW service. AA may feel that the market is adequately covered with existing high frequency service to CLT and direct service ...Jump to post
They recently began offering these benefits as part of my company's corporate contract. It's going to get to the point where there's no chance of bin space for Y passengers unless you purchase this "upgrade." And even then it may be a crapshoot.Jump to post
No surprise, but Via has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the Middle District of Florida. My efforts to post a copy of the petition were unsuccessful but the case number is 6:19-bk-06589-KSJ if anyone is interested.Jump to post
DFW service, not DTW, is at the top of CHO's list. Can't see any of the other destinations happening and to be honest AA seems content to route all southern connections through CLT. DTW was a relatively short lived NW/Mesaba Saab flight that hasn't been terribly missed outside of DL FFs with the sub...Jump to post
Most business people (myself included) strongly prefer LGA to JFK and will pay a premium to fly to LGA. Getting to JFK from my office in FiDi is a complete nightmare at the end of the day. EWR might even be a better option. If you're traveling for BofA for instance from CLT with Bryant Park as your ...Jump to post
8x daily on RIC-JFK between DL and AA! This will be a bloodbath. Dummy booking for January has DL at $157/rt.
That's in addition to 9x daily between the two of them to LGA and UA's EWR flights.
Assuming the slight uptick in LWB-ORD frequencies in September reflects a few double dailies during the Greenbrier Classic golf tournament as opposed to anything permanent on an EAS route.Jump to post
Multiple airports petitioned DOT to remove them from EAS routes, SHD and LWB to name two, as a result of unreliable service and other chronic operational issues. So not sure sticking to that strategy was an option.Jump to post
I love this idea. Anyone who's done 95 to 64 on a summer weekend to OBX knows what a nightmare this trip has become. The timings at least from Manassas give pax a chance to avoid the worst of the traffic between Currituck and the beach if of course they run on schedule.Jump to post
IAD-JFK had trash yields and I was shocked it lasted as long as it did. I flew this route often and never paid more than $89 each way... usually much less even as a walk up fare. My company would often require us to drive 2 hrs to IAD to take this flight to NYC as an alternative to the much, much hi...Jump to post
BWI-ORF is a longstanding route with no viable public transport alternatives. Driving from Tidewater to the Baltimore region is a nightmare... 64 to 95 isn't even an option anymore with round the clock congestion from Fredericksburg to the DC beltway and frequent delays between the 7 cities and Rich...Jump to post
Looks like the majors are matching on the CHS-MCO route at least, and you're looking at a basic economy fare of $87-$101 each way on Delta connecting in ATL. After you pay the $25 carry-on fee for ViaAir, vs. $0 for DL, there's a bit of a premium for the n/s option. And as I mentioned earlier, the c...Jump to post
Good luck to the passengers booking these flights. If ViaAir's track record in my region, namely SHD and LWB to CLT, is any indication, these flights may or may not operate on a given day and, if they do operate, they may or may not arrive within an hour or two of the scheduled time. While they did ...Jump to post
But I think Frontier will try again. Of all the airports in the region, F9 tried SHD years ago and quickly failed (Duh. What a dumb idea). I think they lasted only 90 days if that. I'd say CHO or ROA will eventually get F9, perhaps both, especially if their hub at RDU is successful (and they wanted...Jump to post
Going to take some time for people to remember to look at SHD instead of IAD or CHO when booking. With the brief exception of one of F9's darts landing there a few years back, the airport has been saddled with poor to mediocre service on Silver, ViaAir and Colgan's crappy B1900s for many years. My e...Jump to post
This is par for the course for this operation. LWB and SHD also petitioned to extract themselves from EAS arrangements with ViaAir. Flights rarely operated on time, if at all.Jump to post
SHD's TSA and waiting area is about the size of my living room. It has SkyWest EAS service.Jump to post
As a relatively frequent business traveler to MRY this is going to make my life easier. Looks like some great connections in DEN from RIC. This was either a 2 stop flight to MRY or a one stop and drive to SJC for me previously. Several hours worth of time saved.Jump to post
A bittersweet day. I came to loathe that plane after one of my umpteen hops from CHO to BWI, PHL, LGA, CLT and PIT over the years, but still strongly preferred it to the Saabs, J41s, and B1900s that were flying regional routes years ago. First Dash 8 flight was my first time on a plane by myself... ...Jump to post
Colgan was indeed based at Manassas. They ferried a B1900 or Saab each morning from Manassas to CHO for the US Air Express flight to LGA for several years.Jump to post
They had been marketing SHD-LWB-ORD without mentioning the stop in LWB, so perhaps it will work better as a nonstop once people figure out the existing direct flight is not nonstop. It's an EAS route anyway. SHD needs to turn its fortunes around after having lousy EAS offerings with Silver (after it...Jump to post