US politicians will never raise gasoline taxes or implement carbon taxes. They are planning on adding huge subsidies for electric vehicles in the Biden package. But truefully, they'd get more bang for the buck subsidising Honda Civic's (and other hybrids) which are already 50 % less expensive than E...Jump to post
To me the failure to build a gas line from the fields of Ohio, Western Pa and WV to the Northeast (and the ban on fracking in NY) is the best example of the our failure to make good choices. Do you know where the extra gas goes? DTE Energy and the Canadians built a multi-billion dollar line from Ohi...Jump to post
Probably more directed at Europe - closing nukes in Germany, coal power plant shutdowns throughout Europe and environmental pushback on new drilling in the North Sea. But it impacts here too. Will be interesting to see what nat gas prices in New England and New York will be if they have to import mo...Jump to post
This is from an article on Cleveland.com in Feb. of 2020 https://www.cleveland.com/business/2020/02/airline-fees-debt-decrease-at-cleveland-hopkins-as-airport-prepares-for-possible-new-terminal.html " Kennedy also pointed out that Cleveland’s average cost per enplanement is somewhat deceiving —...Jump to post
Quote today from the BlackRock (BLK) CEO Larry Fink said one of the problems is that policymakers are moving more aggressively to curb fossil fuels supply than demand. "Short-term policies related to environmentalism in terms of restricting supply of hydrocarbons has created energy inflation, a...Jump to post
I don’t get a pass from scrutiny over my behaviour towards others, I have to act suitably. Fred Huh? If you shoot someone, rob them, rape them, hurt them, abuse children, spouses or animals - then we care about what you do. Otherwise no one really cares what you do. Thread has kinda drifted off topic.Jump to post
Why should religion get a free pass where communism doesn’t? Wouldn't you say that's too broad a statement? Not sure the Mennonites or Amish have set up Gulags or invaded anyone at least recently. " Amish people live in close-knit communities and don't become part of the other population, where...Jump to post
"I also wish we could live in a world without religion" I think that was official Government Policy in the early Soviet Union (Lenin and Stalin), Cambodia (Pol Pot), and currently North Korea. Now those guys make radical Islam look like the JV team. No, this isn't the abolition, this is e...Jump to post
Might not population be a contributing factor to this problem? Even living in a mud hut, you cut down trees and burn wood for fuel and have some burbing livestock. And all those folks aspire for a better life where they live or where they are migrating to. World population 1981 - 4.511 billion 2021 ...Jump to post
All kidding aside - you can buy washers and dryers made in the USA. Not sure where the electronics are from but I always buy the simplest Maytag that does the job so it's has no LED displays.
You can still get US made HVAC units too.
Just so I'm clear - the loans paid off were not the monies owed back for payroll support. These were other loans given to the airlines - part of the payment included warrants that allowed the Treasury to buy discounted stock Aside from some of the ULCC and maybe SW, they might have all filed CH11. ...Jump to post
Just so I'm clear - the loans paid off were not the monies owed back for payroll support. These were other loans given to the airlines - part of the payment included warrants that allowed the Treasury to buy discounted stock Aside from some of the ULCC and maybe SW, they might have all filed CH11. I...Jump to post
I think this arithmetic exercise is misleading. Because had there been no PSP, United and others would have flown fewer flights and loss less. So it's disingenuous to simply deduct PSP. Yes they would have lowered their operating costs a bit but they have far too much debt that still needed to be p...Jump to post
United Airlines CEO says to expect higher fares as jet fuel prices rise
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/20/united- ... lainternal
Pulling out $1098 million of PSP support shows net income of -$329 million. See the 'Non-GAAP Financial Reconciliation' pages in the 8-K filing. Those same pages show Free Cash Flow of -$1458 million. I think this arithmetic exercise is misleading. Because had there been no PSP, United and others w...Jump to post
The US threatened to nuke China in the Korean war. The Chinese have long memories. IF they do something bad, i.e. invade Taiwan, they want the US to think twice about threatening the use of nukes. So yes - MAD works again.Jump to post
Fro a Reddit discussion page - trying to determine who said " The capitalists will sell us the rope with which to hang them" "I have heard it is a pithy summing up of this quote from Lenin: "They [the capitalists] will furnish credits which will serve us for the support of the Co...Jump to post
The parallels between now and 1938 are amazing. 1) No one in the West wants war. 2) If we just give him this, they'll stop. 3) They are rational. War is horrible. 4) They aren't harboring grudges from past offenses, are they? 5) They are all against our right to prosperity and our rightful place in ...Jump to post
Put a 30% tariff on the export of US coal and LNG to them. Call it a carbon tax. They are already rationing electricity and it's not yet winter. It's not a ban it's just US being Green. Give them a hint that their behavior is tied to that tariff. Since they banned Australian coal, I guess it'd be up...Jump to post
Great, just great. Mao's speech about the acceptability of nuclear war which scared both the Soviets and the US still haunts us.Jump to post
I'm more amazed at the speed of personal vehicles - no wonder fatalities are way up. That first cold front is just rolling thru the midwest now. People will freak when they get their heating bills. Heck - I freaked when I got my Home Insurance - it went up 10% due to higher replacement building cost...Jump to post
Generalization - all is see are new trucks, SUV's, esp black Tahoes being driven by young women with no one else in the vehicle. Even though they are improved mpg from the beasts of the past, they are still hogs. Remember after 73 oil shock you couldn't give away a fullsize car. Now - no one seems t...Jump to post
I'm not suprised. Working at an airport shop would be last on my list of places if you had an option (which they now do) Imagine the hassle of getting there, going thru whatever security they go thru, and then heading out with the same long commute? You could work at any local place (maybe a mile or...Jump to post
Nice boost in earnings, but that had little impact on the stock price. I think investors will be looking closely at 4Q21 numbers for much better performance YOY and are still shell-shocked over the plummet in share price in 2020. DL seems to have been very conservative about adding new internationa...Jump to post
"Activists Try To Occupy Interior Department In Protest Against Fossil Fuels" https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Activists-Try-To-Occupy-Interior-Department-In-Protest-Against-Fossil-Fuels.html Sounds like mini January 6th, different building. So much for peaceful protests....Jump to post
[quote="docmtl"]Isn't the business model for smaller markets the problem then ? Can a cargo/pax approach offset the fixed cost of the trip and generate enough revenue for the airline flying into these smaller 50-pax jets markets? No problem quoting yourself when it's a good idea. Why could...Jump to post
amazon doesnt have the two stage routing problems that massively shrinks the number of viable hubs So we are just going to keep trying to pile more flights into the same airspace and concrete? I don't think so. The industry is evolving. Who even knows what airlines will even be solvent in a year or...Jump to post
Agree. A guy who wants to fly far in his own rig with 9 of his non-pilot friends/family on a whim. It would be intersting to know how many current HA-420 aircraft are presently flown with a single pilot and their family/friends. I bet that it's most of them. HA-2600 will be a logical growout of tha...Jump to post
Yes fuel is too cheap but the US politicians looked across the Atlantic and saw what happened to French politicians and said no way to even indexing fuel taxes to inflation Apparently only a fraction of the cranes in LA/LB are electric. Most are diesel. Seems like a easy fix but it will take years t...Jump to post
"Amazon solve all the problem by using economies of scale. That's also why legacy airlines worked, but then disrupted by ME3 and LCC because those provide even better economies of scale." The proposal of multiple smaller hubs completely go against such economies of scale." Amazon does...Jump to post
That is a good development. The US is still 1.8 million barrels a day less than peak production levels hit a few years ago. Just saw that the President arranged for round the clock operations at the Port of Los Angeles to clear supply chain issues. Imagine all that extra diesel for cranes, trains, t...Jump to post
Well maybe it is (and the LA Times is no Fox News) - Editorial: President Biden is wrong: The federal government should absolutely raise the gas tax https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-06-23/raise-gas-tax-infrastructure Biden knows that raising the gas tax will cause him to lose Congress. Loo...Jump to post
We have an Administration that refuses to use taxes to reduce consumption. Their plan is to start choking off new supply in the US, rely heavily on OPEC as a bridge and hope that people will get more efficient stuff if the only the Govt gives them enough subsidy. They are scared witless of high gas ...Jump to post
Will be interesting to see if Al Gore and Bill Gates buy them. Still saving $15,000 in fuel on a LA-NY trip, on a plane that might cost a third to buy? Maybe not Jeff Bezo's concern but an actor or sports star? NetJets is going to love it.
I think they would sell like hot cakes.
LOL - someone in the business has the view that image counts and that people care what plane they are on and how it has been maintained. Many airneter's think the public doesn't.
"Having additional smaller hubs really won't reduce the number of flights going through the large hubs because the large ones still need to create the same number of connecting city pairs. The smaller hubs would only pull some traffic away from the big hubs and hurt load factors or force them t...Jump to post
Thanks for posting. So it seems only the Japanese (and the Brazilians) are serious about actually producing the next generation of very efficient aircraft. This could be a winner because getting subsidised sustainable jet fuel for a business jet is a long shot. What till Jet at the FBO is $10 per ga...Jump to post
Was watching WH Press Secretary handling questions on energy prices. Seems Plan A, B and C is to keep asking the Saudi's to produce more. Didn't show any questions being asked on the XL pipeline or more drilling in the US. Nope not in the plan. Even though airlines are putting more aircraft back int...Jump to post
ethernal - you are absolutely correct in your analysis. I'm old enough to have seen loved ones die lingering, painful deaths. My daughter (an ICU nurse treating COVID) says there are good deaths and bad deaths. And she sees a lot of them. In her opinion, COVID is one of the worst rivaling certain ca...Jump to post
This pretty much describes what happened 178 Seconds To Live https://youtu.be/pc9xI4kpY4w Saw video a while ago . I was actually thinking about returning to recreational flying after retirement but that video convinced me that at 65 it was time to say no. Too many memories of close calls and I'm no...Jump to post
Can you imagine what happens when the next virus shows up and it has much worse (with ebola like) death rates? Don't have the Government tell me to get a shot! Are the airlines too big ? No one group should have that power - labor or management. More smaller airlines could make up one airlines issue...Jump to post
Drivers do receive the benefit of Mass Transit. It keeps more cars off of the road, especially in places with limited roads. 75%-90% return is better than most mark ups on services and good we pay for. It’d be very nice, if it were true. Boston is basically the only mass transit system in my state,...Jump to post
I mentioned earlier (not in this thread) that Embraer VP thought his new prop-jet would be 40% more efficient than an existing RJ. If you consider that it takes 1.2 bbls of oil to make 1 bbl of product (transportation and refining), reducing fuel burn 40% is actually reducing carbon by 48% . That i...Jump to post
Actually GalaxyFlyer has a point. The ones who drive the most (those outside the areas served by transit) pay more in gas taxes than for example someone in Chicago, Boston or NYC who doesn't even own a car and uses transit instead. Might be cheaper to just subsidize Uber rides. In EV's of course!Jump to post
I think the Departure level is wider than arrivals. Plus I think it's longer. The waiting lines might be like a toilet - just open up a little bit more room and it flows freely. It can't hurt to try it. And what's up with leaving a dozen or so cars parked in the valet area at 2300? Are those for arr...Jump to post
American politicians are scared to death to raise taxes on fuel purchased by the average joe. Probably the quickest way to get voted out.
Cheap gas is a birth right in 48 states but not California and Hawaii.
They are also scared to raise fuel taxes on Jet Fuel which I cannot understand.
Picked up daughter from airport last night at 2330. Same crazy line backed up out to Route 237. Almost ran into the back of a Nissan with a Stark County sticker who stopped in my lane when the realised that they needed to be in the left lane. I take it the airport hasn't figured out that a sign tel...Jump to post
We can agree to disagree on the Hubs. IMO the country would be well served by a reliever hub located in say STL. Which actually gets to part of the issue here - fuel efficiency is secondary to airlines due to the rapid increase in labor costs. That equation could change if we have an fossil fuel en...Jump to post