Finally, on the "incredible quality" of WA Boeing workers, the hostility/contradiction is palpable. The KC-46 and MAX FOD problems also put some of that 'quality/loyalty' lie to rest. This. Slagging the quality of the Charleston workforce is #1 on the list of union talking points, and the...Jump to post
With what money? Boeing will always have access to the capital markets. They are arguably the most important enterprise in the US, and certainly the largest exporter in the country. They will not be allowed to fail. Again, "skate to where the puck is going to be." Our current pandemic wil...Jump to post
Gut feel: Boeing is clearing space within the Everett facility in order the prepare for the Next Big Thing.
Wayne Gretzky famously said "skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been."
AUS is a third tier city when it comes to European service. Smaller city and not a hub city. Economic downturn has hit AUS harder than other cities. Utter nonsense. Austin is well positioned to weather the current economic headwinds, and will be among the first US communities to come back to full s...Jump to post
AUS would likely come back sooner rather than later. AUS will be one of the early second-tier markets that BA tries to bring back on line. This has been a very profitable route, and the fact that the threat of DY, LH, and KL competition in the market seems to have been suspended indefinitely will h...Jump to post
Boeing isn't about to close any production facilities.
787 will eventually consolidate at Charleston. NMA will occupy the existing 787 line at Everett. MAX will eventually transition to NSA at Renton. A second NSA line may be established at Charleston.
Austin is a growing city, good education, tech jobs, nature, restaurants, still part of larger than life Texas, some interesting American history etc etc. It's routinely rated as one of the best cities in the US for those reasons. What reason does anyone have to visit any city, if not those things?...Jump to post
I'm gonna take a less pessimistic view. I agree with your analysis for the short term, but when things begin to rebound (even if it is a few years down the road), I think BA will come back to AUS. This. Austin was a very affluent, very wealthy city with a burgeoning business community before the cu...Jump to post
Okay, but don´t you really think that, for example, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth will have more than 20 heads of state ? (honest question, not trying to offend anyone) This is the correct answer. While hopefully still many years in the future, the funeral of QEII will likely be the largest gather...Jump to post
While I am thrilled to see my home airport get more transatlantic service, I confess that I am concerned that this may be a case of too much, too soon. What are the chances that overcapacity might lead to two or more TATL carriers throwing up their hands and abandoning the market? If we lose LHR ser...Jump to post
...especially when you consider the geography of the airport vis a vis San Antonio. All of this growth up the road in "little brother" Austin has got to make the city and airport leadership in San Antonio a bit nutty. The Austin/San Antonio growth split is Exhibit 1 for illustrating the i...Jump to post
clancy688 wrote:Then you have people blocking the aisle for even longer because they futilely try to pry open overhead compartments which are locked shut. There is no real good solution here.
It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. I wholeheartedly agree with you. However, this incident shows that this behavior may lead to additional endangerment or loss of li...Jump to post
Western727 wrote:AUS will be over capacity again in no time.