I'm curious what this means for the future of the SEA TPAC operation. Half the stated reason for launching it was that most of the Asian markets they wanted to serve were within the range of the smaller 763 from SEA. Putting the 339 into SEA will surely change the calculus on some of these routes. P...Jump to post
enilria wrote:madpropsyo wrote:G4 BNA-BZN DEC 0>0.3 JAN 0>0.3
That's one weird route.
Yellowstone is the one place doing better now than before.
G4 BNA-BZN DEC 0>0.3 JAN 0>0.3
No, I'm still going to question it thanks. You don't have an inalienable right to escape scrutiny because you "might" have a good reason to be doing something. There are many other means of travel available and during a pandemic to take a child onto public transportation knowing full well...Jump to post
Why in the world would you take an autistic 3 year old who can't wear a mask on a flight right now anyway? How utterly irresponsible and dangerous for your child, let alone others. It's absolutely right that she was removed. You have absolutely no idea why this family chose to fly. For all you know...Jump to post
Why in the world would you take an autistic 3 year old who can't wear a mask on a flight right now anyway? How utterly irresponsible and dangerous for your child, let alone others. It's absolutely right that she was removed.Jump to post
There is no comparison between hard/soft product on a AS and B6 flight, especially on transon. On the handful of flights where B6 operates Mint, yes, of course. On every single other aircraft and the airport experience though? First Class, Upgrades, Lounges, etc. AS beats B6 hands down. So you'd ra...Jump to post
CobaltScar wrote:There is no comparison between hard/soft product on a AS and B6 flight, especially on transon.
Does anyone know what even remains of Norwegian at this point? They were essentially sold off to their leasing companies, but which parts of the business was that? Argentina is gone, most of long haul staff was laid off. What's left? The organization was so fragmented it's difficult to keep track of...Jump to post
So basically, whatever they did to prevent B6 to come to west coast was not necessary at the end. This downturn has allowed al the assets B6 would need on the west coast to become available. And if they were already at west coast, they would've had to do significantly cut their west coast operation...Jump to post
I wouldn't count on Memorial Day or even July 4th leading to marked increases in leisure air travel. People typically fly around those summer holidays to go to big events or to kick off their summer activities because it's a nice 3-day weekend that they can turn into a week off. But most people just...Jump to post
The problem both Airbus and Boeing are going to face for the next 5 years is the enormous new second hand market that was created overnight because of this virus. Airlines have announced they will be smaller after this crisis, and the percentage by which they expect to shrink increases by the week. ...Jump to post
Hindsight is 20/20, but it didn't take a genius to realize that investing in unprofitable airlines wasn't the smartest strategy at any point, pandemic or not. And, it does beg the question... since many of the Companies Delta invested in have had negative margin growth since their JVs, did Delta no...Jump to post
I see a lot of focus on BA, however, it seems with VS putting most of it’s eggs in the US market,. It seems to me they also in a very vulnerable position Is Delta at significant risk here? They outsourced a huge amount of their international flying through JVs by taking financial stake in those com...Jump to post
Which airlines are most likely to go out of business due to the COVID pandemic? There's really no point in speculating until the government starts talking about relief packages, until then realistically all airlines are at risk. This crisis and the shockingly poor way it is being handled runs the r...Jump to post
I know that the EU is opposed to state aid to private companies, but if this crisis continues i think airlines would be in their right to demand some kind of financial relief. Does anyone think a massive rescue package might be approved for business sectors hardest hit by this ? This is a dangerous...Jump to post
Flew on Spirit for the first time in August and from a coach window seat perspective sitting in Row 25, there really is no difference between Spirit and a Major. Come on now... There is a difference, a big one. Don’t get me wrong, I have no qualms with flying Spirit/Allegiant/Frontier if the schedu...Jump to post
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the WN pilot contract prohibit regional airline feed? So WN would buy AS and then what? Immediately have to shutter Horizon and pay Skywest a ton of cash to get out of their contract all while slashing ~30% of AS departures? What value would the AS network bring i...Jump to post
I have the sense a few folks from that side of the Atlantic will be keen to see a grounding here - sad really. Fingers crossed its not a major issue. The 220 is a North American aircraft with North American engines. "That side of the Atlantic"? If the IFSDs are frequent enough there will ...Jump to post
So the production rate 3 years from now is threatened because an order for less than 2 months production was cancelled 4 years ago? Seems a bit alarmist... Ultimately the production rate will have to drop at some point. They've already almost built more 787s than they built 767s and the order books ...Jump to post
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Gusty crosswind. Probably a windshear issue.
Although it's obviously not MCAS 1.0 bad it seems the NEO shares similar pitch issues as the MAX when it comes to strapping these larger, more powerful powerplants to an older airframe design. Seems like LH would do better to mandate more forward loading of baggage to protect the CG envelope rather ...Jump to post
How’s Delta’s free WiFi? Ohh... how bout dem apples? Delta announced free wifi over a year ago: https://skift.com/2018/09/28/delta-ceo-declares-free-in-flight-wi-fi-is-coming/ Unless I’m missing something that article basically says that DL announced they would think about how to do free WiFi at so...Jump to post
Where does the money keep pouring in from for these endless searches? More than a few people have made entire careers out of cruising the south pacific looking for this airplane. Nice work if you can get it I guess...Jump to post
superbizzy73 wrote:I still think the 175-E2 has AS written all over it. They’re not under any of the scope-clause issues, are they?
So how’s that SFO hub going for AS? ;) I am not arguing that it's going well, but dropping a net of 2 daily flights for a single month doesn't mean much. As suggested above, when airlines drop frequencies for only one month it is usually becasue of a specific and temporary cause. Once AS gets back ...Jump to post
What does WAB stand for? Winging A Bankruptcy?Jump to post
I will repeat my unpopular (or wrong) posts. The aviation industry needs something between $15 million simulators and an iPad. MS flight simulator with some hardware from retired 737s programmed to offer specific scenarios seems logical and inevitable. I could see the first one costing $1 million, ...Jump to post
Taking a slightly more northerly route through north Texas, southern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and up into Virginia would have been a clear path and more direct routing than the one it took. As I said earlier.... Right on the front page here, you can see the thunderstorms and other weather in M...Jump to post
Runway capacity constraints at SEA could be solved by introducing advanced PRM procedures as in SFO. SEA’s 16R/C are already further apart than SFO’s 28R/L. Terminal capacity is being addressed albeit slowly. The population density doesn’t exist to make bullet trains work in the PNW corridor (or any...Jump to post
Well that's unfortunate. On a conceptual level at least BBD has designed some excellent commercial aircraft recently like the Q400 and CSeries. Though they tend to drop the ball on the execution side of the business. The Q is world renowned for being a hangar queen and the CSeries program turned int...Jump to post
This site is hilarious... Instead of discussing the subject at hand we've got nearly 20 posts debating some guy's forgotten 1oz snack.Jump to post
One question I have about them is if they are ever based on market type vs seat count or aircraft weight? Impilot's thinking on the subject is a little narrow. Sure, pilots would demand something in exchange for scope relief. Adding mainline jobs with a new small narrowbody is one path. How about b...Jump to post
Isn't Airbus actually helping out Boeing with such comments? I think they’re helping the industry as a whole, including themselves by asking difficult questions. Airbus has a few recent examples of their aircraft flying or trying to fly into the ground and a few of those incidents could have been o...Jump to post
This is an awful lot of losses for a small economy to bear... What kind of collateral damage could WOW do to Icelandic banks if they go under considering how much they’ve lost and the fact that they seemingly aren’t paying for anything at this point? $167 million is almost 1% of Iceland’s GDP...Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:I only flew WOW once, but I enjoyed it and certainly would fly them again.
There are multiple protections so you don’t accidentally takeoff with them folded. Please describe them further. I am admittedly not in a place where I am 100% confident about Boeing quality control, given the MAX, yesterday's reports about the Air Force finding foreign debris in new Boeing planes,...Jump to post
Every single statistic on aviation safety over the last 50 years proves this ludicrous statement false. What a load of bollocks.Jump to post
jumbojet wrote:More than what your getting from UA/AA.
I think the only way a merger like this makes sense is if the combined entity is prepared to immediately make huge investments in a QX style regional network across the east coast and also connect AS’s Midwest service to B6’s network. Sure, B6’s network would gain a huge amount of utility by tapping...Jump to post
I agree the market needs WOW Air. WOW Air is only “needed” because their fares are rock bottom. The fact that they are currently on the brink on failure is proof that those fares are unrealistic. That in and of itself would not be problematic except that they appear to be dragging Icelandair down w...Jump to post
For all WOW personnel reading this: please accept my most sincere sympathy and support. I think you are a great airline and your presence is needed on the transatlantic market. Let's hope that these difficult times will pass soon and WOW will strive again! I agree the market needs WOW Air. WOW Air ...Jump to post
c933103 wrote:Speaking of which, what's the current status of the MC21X plan with 9000km range?
What other reasons could be behind Delta’s interest in launching the NMA? If they order first and order big they get to dictate more of the design/specs than other airlines. The bigger opportunity for DL is they get right out in front of developing their MRO services for the new jet. What this tell...Jump to post
In the olden days we all had to fly narrow bodies on long routes. Was not great, but at least they had 4 engines. Now a narrow body with two engines on a long route? Not my cup of tea when I have a choice. Good luck finding any scheduled US to Hawai’i service on anything with more than 2 motors. Ma...Jump to post
Even if there are discrepancies it's not exactly reasonable for the FAA to pursue action. The system as designed by the FAA is one giant rounding error. Passengers and bags are not weighed for weight and balance purposes, so the reality is that even if everyone and everything is properly accounted ...Jump to post