All jokes aside, I'd actually give that airline a try.... - You would have to board the plane via stairway (not sure how that would work in some facilities though). - Arrive at the gate just before boarding to avoid crowding. - Print a boarding pass (probably at home). - Sit in row 21 or further ba...Jump to post
New airline, FreedomExpress, to become world’s first “no-cost” airline. The catch? The airline’s fees are listed below, as reported by the Airline’s CEO: - Boarding the plane via a jetway: $30 - Crowding the gate prior to boarding: $10 - Using a mobile boarding pass: $20 - Sitting in rows 1-20: $40 ...Jump to post
New airline, FreedomExpress, to become world’s first “no-cost” airline. The catch? The airline’s fees are listed below: - Boarding the plane via a jetway: $30 - Crowding the gate prior to boarding: $10 - Using a mobile boarding pass: $20 - Sitting in rows 1-20: $40 - Each additional inch of seating ...Jump to post
I think EYW might fit the Breeze business model fairly well, provided that either an A220 or E195 can land there - tickets are known to cost quite a bit, even on short hops. The airport has not had LCC service since Southwest/AirTran left several years ago.Jump to post
I see a few possible scenarios that could play out with the 717 fleet: 1. The 717 is first retired by Delta. Hawaiian takes in some of the DL 717s to replace higher-cycle 717s, and the prices of the 717s become extremely cheap for the age of the fleet - a few of the remaining aircraft get bought/lea...Jump to post
Hopefully PHF is not one of these airports, would signal some warning bells Hampton Roads does not need two “international airports”. Doesn't hurt to have options! Much of the Hampton roads/Williamsburg traffic is deviated to ORF or RIC due to lower fares and a lesser possibility of having to conne...Jump to post
https://thepointsguy.com/news/breeze-ai ... -neeleman/
The launch is now officially delayed to 2021, it has not been specified whether this is due to the drop in travel demand. It is unclear when the A220 deliveries will happen.
The OneJet MKE focus city was one of the shortest durations between focus city or hub inauguration and cancellation.Jump to post
Well, if Alaska does Inter-mainland service...
AA will definitely keep CLT as one of their key airports - it is very cheap for them to run, and they have a significant advantage geographically for north-south connections. However, I do not think that the hub (like most others) will fully recover from the downturn for a few years, so there’s defi...Jump to post
UA also has the advantage of having the hub operation being concentrated within one airport rather than two (DL and AA are split between LGA and JFK, which results in a multi-hour layover to transfer between airports). This allows for better connection flow that the other airlines could not possibly...Jump to post
The point of the statement was to show that the definition of a “legacy” airline could change. And it was a point not based in fact, as again, the "legacy" refers to a specific event. That you imagine some other event "may" occur, doesn't change that. You're ignoring the point o...Jump to post
If enough time passes that either WN or B6 becomes a “legacy” airline... Except that that's impossible, seeing as the "legacy" referred to was the the authority to carry interstate passengers prior to deregulation in 1978. WN didn't have that until 1979 when they launched MSY, and B6 didn...Jump to post
JetBlue is definitely a leader in this, but I've also noticed some other interesting routes with Spirit:
Spirit: RIC-CRW, CLE-CMH, PIT-LBE, AVL-GSO, RDU-CLT, AUS-DFW
Bonus from UA:
ORD-RSW-EYW (5 hours on an RJ!)
Antaras wrote:Opus99 wrote:i kinda like the name '757+'
I want to naming three new version of 757: 757X, 757XS and 757XS Max
Those literally make sense.
a. The smallest Boeing 737MAX seats 153 passengers, while DL's 717s seat 110. This makes the CRJ1000 a closer replacement at 97 to 104 seats. :stirthepot: DL already has 200 narrowbody replacements for the MD-88s and MD-90s on order, so a 737MAX would just be a random addition to the fleet, not a re...Jump to post
United Airlines reaches deal to sell and lease back 22 aircraft due to COVID-19 (16 MAX-9s, 6 787-9s) with Bank of China Aviation.
https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/04/19/cor ... -cash.html
This was bound to happen. With lockdown and fleets of planes parked up we've run out of stuff to talk about. Now, how about those NW DC-9's... That might be a fun thread to speculate on: what is/was the most repetitive series of threads on a.net? How about NW's B747-200s/DC-10s? These days the new ...Jump to post
Former Air Cal fleet.
Only short-lived because of TWA's imminent demise.
I found some statistics on the percent of flights operating today on flightaware: Airline (Percent Cancelled) *American (63%) Delta (35%) United (52%) SkyWest (30%) PSA Airlines (46%) JetBlue (37%) Southwest (8%) Endeavor Air (32%) Alaska Airlines (36%) Mesa Airlines (48%) *Allegiant (72%) Spirit (2...Jump to post
Some news on RIC service impacts due to the Coronavirus/COVID-19: - Spirit (NK) to end all service to RIC on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to MCO for April and May, and to end all service to FLL on Tuesdays. - Allegiant to go on hiatus for RIC to SFB for two weeks during April, and for four weeks on PGD d...Jump to post
Effective March 16, Ultimate Air Shuttle will be suspending all flight operations due to declined demand caused by the Coronavirus. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate to you when the affected destinations will resume. Suspended Destinations Chicago Charlotte Charlotte to Atla...Jump to post
What are you talking about? DTW-MSP is 530 miles. United has LAX and SFO (337mi) and IAD and EWR (212mi). AA has CLT and DCA (330mi)... and PHL (450mi). SWA has LAX and OAK (340 mi), DAL and STL (546mi). B6 has JFK and BOS. Alaska has PDX and SEA, LAX and SFO... the list goes on. Literally EVERY ot...Jump to post
I think this is only phase 1. It looks to me like they only really chopped ATL so far. DL AGS-ATL JUN 9>7 JUL 9>7 DL ALB-MSP DEC 1.0>0.6[0.3] Odd they didn't cut these AMS, I'm sure next week. DL AMS-SEA APR 2>1.6[1.4] DL AMS-TPA APR 0.6>0.4 DL ATH-JFK APR 0.7>0.5[0.6] MAY 2>1.4[1.0] DL AT...Jump to post
I presume that Icelandair is being impacted by this travel restriction due to the Coronavirus a lot more than the mainland Europe carriers, as a large part of their business model is connecting passengers from the US and Canada to Europe. And, Iceland is part of the Schengen Area, so going to Icelan...Jump to post
With the UK excluded, how could this even work? You’d just book [EU City] -> LHR -> [US City] and lie about where you started, surely? (Yes, I know that would be an offence, but people will do it) Good for BA, I guess, if all EU traffic is suddenly being funnelled through LHR. I presume systems wil...Jump to post
The current status of the fleet... CRJ-200/100: N97EA - parked for over a year N79EA - parked for two months N321EA - deregistered N93EA - parked for two years N154EA - 4 months N96EA - active (planned Midwest aircraft, used only for charter operations). CRJ-701: N83EA - active N24EA - parked for 5...Jump to post
theut what they needy should start with an airplane that they can operate first. The CRJ-200 might not be what they want, But what they need to get their feet under them. A LOT of airlines have stepped out too far in their first step. But Midwest being in Milwaukee? MIGHT WELL be able to draw ex Ai...Jump to post
The current status of the fleet... CRJ-200/100: N97EA - parked for over a year N79EA - parked for two months N321EA - deregistered N93EA - parked for two years N154EA - 4 months N96EA - active (planned Midwest aircraft, used only for charter operations). CRJ-701: N83EA - active N24EA - parked for 5 ...Jump to post
Yuck a CR2? Should’ve gone for an E170/175. Product is usually much better. Per article, Elite Airways will own the planes, but the interior and soft product will be owned by Midwest. https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Elite-Airways-to-fly-Midwest-Express-planes A bit underwhelmi...Jump to post
Update on Midwest: - Announcements to come by the end of March (Q1). - Midwest could use either the CRJ200 and/or the CRJ700 for their routes. - Elite is prepared to begin flights for Midwest, and could work with them for up to two years. https://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/news/2020/02/28/elite-a...Jump to post
This is exactly the kind of niche flying I figure makes sense for Silver Airways. It seems they've more or less tapped out every possible opportunity within Florida after all! If the Florida market is truly tapped out, I wonder if they will grow in BOS, as many of the passengers flying with Silver ...Jump to post
The Seaborne airlines hub at St. Thomas
As for actual hubs - STL has a decent WN focus city (bigger than AA’s “hub” at JFK, and the UA and AS hubs at LAX) which is about the size of a hub, and has no transatlantic flights.
Much of Hawaiian’s flying is long haul, which tends to have a bit more of a cushion for delays than short hall flying, which results in more on time arrivals . The ratio of short to long haul aircraft for HA is 1:2, while for American Airlines it is about 4:1 (excluding regional airlines for both HA...Jump to post
Still politics to overcome. Huge politics. But one day I see Atlanta needing something on the north side. Perhaps just using what's there. (Dobbins/RYY). Through Atlanta-PDK, Ultimate flies twice daily flights to CLT on weekdays, and once daily flights to LUK, and Southern Airways Express used to f...Jump to post
In the next ten years, I see DL ordering almost exclusively airbus aircraft for its narrow body fleet, as the MAX8 holds no strategic place in the DL fleet. There is no gap between the size of the A319 and the A220-300, the 737NGs are not in need of replacement for at least the next ten years (oldes...Jump to post
DL maintains an almost competition-free super hub in Atlanta, apart from focus city in Atlanta from Southwest, and the 5% market share of the ULCCs. Atlanta would lose almost three quarters of its traffic if Delta were to dehub it, so they likely have relatively low fees compared to airports like JF...Jump to post
Reminds me a bit of the relationship that UA and CO had between 2009 and 2012 (not saying that AA and AS are going to merge...).
Maybe B6 and DL will codeshare to make two mega hubs at JFK and BOS, with twice the damage that AA is doing.
Maybe United can open a new hub in Cleveland :stirthepot: (they have to pay CLE Terminal D rent till 2027 anyway, so why not :duck:) I still think that UA should sublease it to the F9 and NK to cut down on their costs in CLE. UA would not be losing so much money for rent at concourse D, and the LCC...Jump to post
Odds are that UA (via skywest) will start DEN later this year with SCASD funds. DLH-DEN? Are you serious? They should just burn the money in the parking lot. 1x or 2x daily isn't going to give the connectivity people seek, not those on corporate travel, anyway. I dont think it will work by any mean...Jump to post
CX747 wrote:Any idea on their livery?
I was wondering what had happened to this airline new airline proposition... In other news: The Houston-based startup will employ a fleet of Boeing Co. 737-800’s. It will take its first plane next week from General Electric Co.’s aircraft lessor, and use them for charter service over the summer. Jet...Jump to post
The livery looks very, eh, blue... If they start on the east coast, I think they’ll go for DC or PHL as one of their major markets... it’s a big gap in B6’s network, with it being the major area on the northeast corridor without a B6 focus city. If they start on the west coast, SLC or PDX are pretty...Jump to post
Most were sold off as the airline began its demise. As per the remaining fleet, many are still stored and registered to Great Lakes. In fact, many still sat in CYS last winter. No activity on most tail numbers since then. You can also still see the aircraft on google maps. https://m.youtube.com/watc...Jump to post
I would not be surprised if DL flew these aircraft into AMS and CDG (skyteam hubs). As for UA and AA, I would expect them to fill in on high frequency MAX routes (LAS-DFW/CLT/ORD, ORD-DFW/IAH, DEN-LAX/ORD, JFK/LGA/EWR-LAX, etc.), then let the 737s and 757s handle the less frequent routes if replaced...Jump to post
I think we should be looking at medium to large cities that only currently have 3 or less of the 5 LCCs (SY, NK, F9, WN, and G4), along with small cities lacking LCCs entirely. Some of these include: - RIC: currently has G4, WN, and NK, but only about 10% of airport’s total traffic. - EYW: Does not ...Jump to post