At least from my point of view as a pilot, SFO is operationally challenged - be it weather, or facilities which limits how much it can grow and handle pushing traffic to other airports. LAX on the other hand still has the ability to continue growing and does not face similar challenges which have le...Jump to post
Another story that debt is choking the life out of AA and its contrarian strategy is not providing confidence in investors.
Bankruptcy Risks Mount for Embattled American Airlines
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bankrupt ... 57589.html
I am pretty sure one of the first (if not the first) transcontinental flight that gets resumed at SAN will be to LHR by BA. There is no question of whether it will be resumed, only when. JL also had carved out a niche for itself at SAN; and with LAX becoming less of a connecting hub for AA, I am su...Jump to post
DIscussion about NW and the NRT/TYO operation can not be had without fully including the freighter network that centered on two cossload “hubs”, NRT for intra-Asia distribution and ANC for Asia to inside U.S. At it’s apex just prior to the merger announcement, the 74F fleet stood at 14 aircraft fly...Jump to post
Another person believes American Airlines "go big or go home" attitude to the current COVID-19 crisis and lack of focus on preserving cash increases the likelihood that AA will ultimately be forced into bankruptcy. American Airlines: Management's Risk-Taking Raises Bankruptcy Risk https://...Jump to post
What CPA's are at risk for RJET?
I don't think AA/DL/UA can just walk away without paying out hefty penalties.
Thank you. Always find these threads interesting.
No surprise about freighters. Utilization is up, and frames being pulled from storage even.
Would a current Mesa pilot be able to bid into those birds? Like if I’m flying CRJs for Mesa with Eagle branding and if I was the highest seniority FO/Captain in the company and really wanted to live in Cincinnati. Could I bid the FO/captain spot and Mesa Train me? If you read the attached press re...Jump to post
Nothing to do with China. HKG airport since back in April has performed antigen test used to detect the presence of Covid19. From what I gather union has recommended pilots decline what they believe is a too invasive test (a throat saliva sample).Jump to post
17 firefighters assigned to LAX tested positive for COVID19.
https://knx1070.radio.com/articles/la-f ... t-positive
October 1st... barely one month before the elections in the USA. I would be willing to bet the Washington politicians all come up with another airline bail-out agreement before that deadline. The government can help out those employees impacted directly via UI or other programs, and not just throw ...Jump to post
They *literally* said in the call to not share information externally, yet here you are, posting actual charts from presentation... You realize its all available in a SEC filing which is very much public information. :old: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/100517/000110465920081738/0001104659...Jump to post
At UPS back in the day for many years we would have an airborne or two DC-8-70 in different parts of the country airborne ready to swoop in to pick up loads on delayed aircraft. This was then reduced to only during Chrismas peak. Today its more having strategically placed hot spare ready to launch o...Jump to post
I have heard murmurs of these guys offering aircraft for charter service later this year. Anyone have further?
They still have that single 737 frame under the Xtra certificate and allegedly more aircraft already signed for.
California seems to be missing from the list (+6,419 cases yesterday). CA while big has a lower overall infection rate. The quarantine applies to: Cuomo said the quarantine will apply to any state where 10 of every 100,000 people test positive on a rolling seven-day basis, or where the positivity r...Jump to post
Transporting over 15,000 cant be an accident. It was pretty well publicized when the restriction was announced.Jump to post
COVID19 hospitalization continues to rise in many states as a sign of the second wave taking shape. Texas coronavirus hospitalizations surge 84% since Memorial Day https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eau0xhCXgAY4lpY?format=png&name=medium https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/17/texas-coronavirus-hospitalization...Jump to post
Interesting article how behind scene finances work in a mileage program. Also est valuation of MileagePlus is $22bil.
https://skift.com/2020/06/15/how-is-uni ... 2-billion/
These were announced as seasonal suspensions with flights bookable again in 2021. Today's news is quite different; EWR-SNN is/will be permanently removed from sale. United just carried its base schedule forward. Don't read too much into it. Better not show flight than take bookings to only have to ...Jump to post
United has obtained a $5 billion dollar loan secured by our MileagePlus program. With this additional funding UA expects to have close to $17 billion dollars in liquidity by the end of Q3 2020. UA believes $17 billion will be enough to get us through until there is a vaccine and demand returns. In ...Jump to post
I guess this did not happen ha?Jump to post
Well yes, anytime you venture out into a public area the transmission potential will increase, the key point is whether the increase in potential transmission is material enough to force you to avoid the activity altogether. In the case of air travel I believe the risk is low enough for it to be fi...Jump to post
Just yesterday UA put out a really great article on Flying Together that directly address this issue. With so many employees looking at AA and asking why will AA fly 55% while UA domestically will only be at 30%? The answer comes down to profitability, UA will fly some routes where we know we can m...Jump to post
Probably won't end well imo. Texas Reports Record-Breaking COVID-19 Hospitalizations, As State Reopens https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/texas-reports-a-record-high-number-of-hospitalized-coronavirus-patients-after-state-reopened-early.html The state now also now seeing its highest positive percentage...Jump to post
So what does this mean for airlines like American that dumped tons of capacity in markets that opened up early ? Texas reports a record high number of hospitalized coronavirus patients after the state reopened early https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/08/texas-reports-a-record-high-number-of-hospitalized-c...Jump to post
Someone like United still has 4-5+daily flights to China carrying cargo so if they want to make a one a week a passenger service, probably not too difficult/costly to achieve.Jump to post
While temperature checks are obviously not sure thing to identify those afflicted with Covid, the screening does provide a helpful additional layer of protection for travelers and employees, so yes it should be utilized atleast in the short term while there remains a high level of infection danger.Jump to post
Ensuring passenger safety and regaining consumer confidence is key today.
Its logical we broadly adopt standards to accomplish this.
The last thing the travel industry needs are infections to be traced back to air travel or hotel stays. It will scare millions away for even longer.
I would say well over 95 percent of what we operate at UPS is scheduled flying. Its quite rare to see pop up last minute flying, though aircraft substitutions can happen occasionally based on demand.
Like passenger airlines our schedules are published months out.
LAXintl wrote:Crews were told today that the post Oct.1 international schedule would be a fraction of what was flown in 2019, and it might take 30-year seniority in some bases to hold a line!
Good to hear.
Will nicely compliment their existing options out of other LA airports giving consumers more choice.
Think they will give AA a good run to PHX. Not sure how committed AA is in the market.
Unfortunately it is inevitable if the industry will be smaller for the next few years. Simply don't require the numbers of staff to run the airline. Its interesting they note fleet will be about 100 frames smaller next summer. It says mostly widebodies. From my math the A330 fleet was 24, and recent...Jump to post
Doug Parker says he does not see AA or another major airline filing BK, nor would it be a beneficial outcome for the industry or nation. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/05/27/american-airlines-bankruptcy-doug-parker.html https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/05/27/american-a...Jump to post
Since AA will at some point be flying 777s from LHR to all hubs, plus SEA RDU & BOS, would it be feasible for AA to open an international crew base at LHR? Carriers like Cathay Pacific as well as FedEx & UPS have international bases. If not, that’s a lot of out of base flying for the only 7...Jump to post
Some color from VP of Flt Ops about demand and schedule outlook. Many of you have written about a competitor who is adding 100 flights and you are asking about what we are doing. One metric I like to track is the TSA passenger throughput. You can see for yourself that traffic, unfortunately, is sti...Jump to post