No. Not food contamination. Possibly the packaging for however long the virus lives on a paper or plastic bag but that's no different from buying something at the grocery store. The FDA has specially said that there is no evidence of transmission by eating food. If they are giving sealed bottles th...Jump to post
The alternative is to let 5% of the population die. Don't be ridiculous. The mortality rate so far is around 3%, but that's only 3% of confirmed* infected. By that logic even if every human on Earth were infected, it would still not get to 5%. *The amount of infected is likely many times higher tha...Jump to post
TWA772LR wrote:If any major global airline goes under due do SARS2 (official name, look it up) it will be Cathay.
I think this is another indication Delta is serious about overtaking Alaska to become the number one carrier in Seattle full stop. Which isn't going to happen I’d argue that DL will overtake AS in the PNW. Like what it did to AA in JFK. DL has a massive operation that can subsidize growing SEA into...Jump to post
If given the choice to a OW premium FF on a West Coast-BLR route - would he/she choose AS - AA to BLR via SEA. OR AA/BA- BA to BLR via LHR ?? Assuming similar fares and connecting times. 1. SEA on the West Coast-BLR route is a domestic to international connection, while SEA-LHR-BLR involves an inte...Jump to post
N649DL wrote:For some reason, I was already under the assumption that DL was flying SEA-LHR already? I had no idea the market was that saturated. NW actually tried SEA-LGW back in 2008 and that didn't stick around.
I think this is a sign Delta is serious about its Seattle hub and will soon overtake Alaska Airlines and become the largest carrier in Seattle. LOL no. AS is doing SEA-DAL daily 4x, SEA-DFW 2x, and has AA's SEA-DFW 7x. Currently seeing 10x daily DFW-SEA on AA from June 8. More bus gates! I like it /sJump to post
The terms of the settlement in USA vs. Alaska & Virgin America( https://www.justice.gov/atr/case-document/file/915971/download ) prohibit Alaska from marketing AA flights to/from Seattle. So the BLR and LHR flights won't have codeshare and can't be purchased directly through Alaska (though the ...Jump to post
I think the point that people are missing is that outside a few select markets, DL has decided that ULH flying is not in the companies best interest. UA, and to a lesser extent AA, have decided otherwise. Time will tell who is correct, but ULH flights are very costly to operate and it really only m...Jump to post
It will be easier for many people to reach Oneworld Emerald/Saphire on Alaska than AA. There are many conditions of infrequent flyers that buy cheap J/W flights on AA than would earn many times more towards making Oneworld E/S on AS than AA. What AA Platinum or Gold is getting upgrades, the benefit...Jump to post
AS ranks will not swell. It doesn’t make sense. People who fly AA want the AA elite benefits that are not transferable to AS, specifically upgrades. It will be easier for many people to reach Oneworld Emerald/Saphire on Alaska than AA. There are many conditions of infrequent flyers that buy cheap J...Jump to post
Seconded. Back on topic though: what can we expect to happen to AS’s loyalty program? I’ve always enjoyed it for being (in my opinion) far more generous than other airlines — especially compared to AA. Will AS have to water down its program and create new statuses since they have 2 and AA has 4? AS...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] AA and AS are currently co-located at SFO in T2. It was my understanding that AA was going to move to the new portion of T1. I wonder if AA and AS will remain in T2 or co-locate in T1. AS is taking over entire T2(eventually). T1 does not have enough space for it. Actually, UA will be...Jump to post
BigGSFO wrote:I'm wondering if we will see AA's premium Airbuses SEA-JFK (the same ones used for LAX/SFO-JFK).
questions wrote:AA and AS are currently co-located at SFO in T2. It was my understanding that AA was going to move to the new portion of T1. I wonder if AA and AS will remain in T2 or co-locate in T1.
This is a true win-win for both carriers. AA gets bolstered by a strong West Coast network with great feed. AS gets to retain AA as a full earn/burn mileage partner, something that was due to end next month, while also gaining the ability to feed new international flights at SEA that DL doesn’t off...Jump to post
speedbird52 wrote:Top ten anime plot twists.
SEATAC Is going to need a whole new terminal now. Maybe on the 34L/16R side?
There are obviously others who know more inside information than me, but my question is this: If AS+AA will be so much better off than DL in SEA, than why didn’t DL just get AS to join SkyTeam six-years ago? I mean, AS and DL used to be pretty close friends, but ultimately DL made the decision that...Jump to post
After listening to Vasu Raja a few thoughts. He said we will add more International flying flying from Seattle and we will be very aggressive. So what other markets appeal to AA from SEA? Almost all the international flying added in the last 2 years has been aggressive and non traditional and a lit...Jump to post
While it may symbolically be a F-bomb toward DL, I don't think the SEA-BLR route is really a big actual threat at the end of the day. DL wasn't carrying uchof this traffic (connecting) anyways, don't have the aircraft to fly such a route, and it outside of their core. The LHR flight, lets see where...Jump to post
Oh okay - Didn’t know so many other carriers used T8. Interesting - does AA provide all GHA services, and lounges? As far as I know there are only AA Lounges in Terminal 8 and all of the Carriers in there use them. GHA I don't know. There are two lounges at T8. The Flagship Lounge, which also conta...Jump to post
I'm going to beat this horse again, but this doesn't make any sense in the long run. Short run - yes quite a few benefits. But the long run, it's still putting bandaids on some serious problems. Port Authority needs to really do a LGA - tear everything down and rebuild everything back up. They are ...Jump to post
A Flyertalk thread on a survey is pretty thin as evidence goes. The whole Inc. /Matyszczyk shtick is to find something to complain about, as if no other possibilities can exist. That said, non-refundable/non-changeable tickets, 1 checked bag, and boarding group C at a discount of 20% would work for...Jump to post
It's good timing for this as the International Arrivals Facility (IAF), which Delta will be the biggest user of, will have just opened. Which will actually decrease # of gates Nope, the number of gates isn't changing. Concourse A will still be flexible, handling a combination of either 14 narrowbod...Jump to post
BA wrote:It's good timing for this as the International Arrivals Facility (IAF), which Delta will be the biggest user of, will have just opened.
AA confirm that they refused to sell IG a spare part just because they are IG: https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/06/09/american-airlines-refuses-to-lend-part-to-air-italy-forces-35-hour-delay-for-spite/ You are truly the king of taking quotes out of context. They said they won't sell to...Jump to post
DL won't upset the applecart where things are working for LATAM. Besides, they are having LATAM make big changes in US flying, so to change Europe at the same time is a lot to juggle. The bigger question is whether IB will remain cooperative at their current level. IB has problems of its own, which...Jump to post
Do you have a link/source to this information? https://www.forbes.com/sites/garyleff/2019/09/27/deltas-deal-for-20-of-latin-americas-largest-airline-leaves-competitors-scramblingn/#7230790829e9 Cueto says he hopes to continue LATAM’s partnerships with British Airways, Iberia, and with Qantas. Serio...Jump to post
What, 35000 out of 90000 is heavily used? if the 90k limit is heavily overstated ? :-)))) the forks seem to provide the force transfer path between wingbox and fuselage. Does the inner or the outer spike show damage? The floor beams ( where this attaches to are also the point where the two radii of...Jump to post
LATAM just said today they will continue their relationship with all OW carriers except AA... I guess they don't really want to exit OW but the DL JV forced them to. Do you have a link/source to this information? https://www.forbes.com/sites/garyleff/2019/09/27/deltas-deal-for-20-of-latin-americas-...Jump to post
OB1504 wrote:SEAflyer97 wrote:LATAM just said today they will continue their relationship with all OW carriers except AA... I guess they don't really want to exit OW but the DL JV forced them to.
Are they immediately going for a JV? I thought it was just an ownership stake for now.
I think people are forgetting that the Latin America market is highly O&D--it's nice to have a partner but not essential to success. It's a loss to OW and AA but I think they are going to be fine. I'm wondering how LA's relation with IB will change--LA will lose its connection hub in Europe.Jump to post
Looks like we're going to have ONE airline for the world... DL/LATAM/AM/VS/KL/KE/AF/MU. They'll probably add VA soon after! That covers pretty much all the world except for Africa Not true if you don't live in US. There's no close relation between all the JV airlines except they all share one partn...Jump to post
I think I read something the other day aviation only contributes to 1-2% of the CO2 emissions globally? I won't worry about it too much -- cars are by far a bigger problem. It's not like we can't emit any CO2 -- we just need to control it a bit better. Ahh, here's a stat sheet about it. https://www....Jump to post
Until SeaTac gets another terminal, I don’t see how it can threaten YVR’s position—the current facility just can’t handle that much traffic. The current South Terminal needs a complete makeover to provide better passenger experience, and they need to move cats and dogs to a new terminal to make room...Jump to post
How many international gates for SEA currently have? How many will they have one the IAF expansion opens? Now it has 12 WB international gates. A gates will be convertible between WB and NB after IAF. After IAF it will have 20 WB international gates if all A gates are used as WB gates. The biggest ...Jump to post
I don't know what will be worse for Boeing, finding MCAS is responsible for both crashes or their are 2 independent reasons ? Brand new planes crashing due to 2 independent problems is not a good indication of reliability. Unless Boeing manages to blame pilots in both the cases. IMO it doesn't matt...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:It is also interesting that the Chinese ban only affect Max 8 but not other Max series models
A question for all the experts out there. American , SW and United all fly the 737 Max. What, they have 75 or so planes in the air everyday? Have any of these 3 US airlines reported any prolems with the flight control systems like the system that downed Lion Air? Have any US pilots said the Max is ...Jump to post
I thought back in 2014, Delta stated they wanted 30 gates and to operate almost 250 flights? 300 would put them closer to UA at SFO, but maybe they don’t need to be that. This is what I recall about SEA statements - an article from 6/2014: Delta’s master plan to become “the region’s global carrier”...Jump to post
SkyTeam had too many Mainland carriers already: CZ, MU and MF, not to forget FM. They failed to add too much value to the alliance, not to mention that alliances themselves have plateaued in importance. If Oneworld does manage to allow room for both CZ and CX, it can take a stranglehold on the Pear...Jump to post