Are there any reports out there that show how much of a proportion of the available traffic the “Big Six Airlines,” are capturing of the available passenger traffic right now. Has UA or AA gained United States market share against DL for example? Seems this is kind of likely as I do not think Americ...Jump to post
Hmmm, skirting the intentions of the unified European government it sounds.
Still an experiment in its infancy I guess.
......Nowadays a single crash can end up bankrupting the airline (eg. TWA, Swissair, Helios, Adam Air, Flash Airlines etc) or even result in the entire type being grounded. In a few words SOCIAL MEDIA replacing news reporting, has created a new and unnecessary exaggerated kind of world havoc for av...Jump to post
I used to really enjoy flying across the Mexican mountain ranges such as the Sierra Occidental and Sierra Oriental Mountains, when flying airlines like Northwest, Pan Am Braniff, Western, and others before their rebranding upon such southern routes. It is interesting how rebranding can be so imperio...Jump to post
It is interesting you seem to mention Pan Am’s peak was during the fuel crisis, when the world was over the barrel and at the mercy of OPEC. I like to think of Pan Am at its peak with the merger of National. It’s just a shame PA was never able to profit immensely with this transaction. Pan Am’s pea...Jump to post
Between 1971-1975 I'd say was Pan Am's height. It is interesting you seem to mention Pan Am’s peak was during the fuel crisis, when the world was over the barrel and at the mercy of OPEC. I like to think of Pan Am at its peak with the merger of National. It’s just a shame PA was never able to profi...Jump to post
The Safest Date in Aviation history? Feb 29. I can’t think of a single major airline accident that occurred on this day. For my snowflake safety self...I make it a point to never fly on the 367th day of the year. (; It’s just plane bad luck and next to impossible to get a great seat that day anyway!Jump to post
According to Aviation-Safety.net , yes July 17 is deadliest date in aviation history, with 927 fatalities. If we're excluding fatalities due to terrorism or other criminal acts, we can exclude MH17. Interesting data here. We have been blessed lately with slightly less aviation tragedy upon a worldw...Jump to post
In terms of accounting, does anyone know if AA, DL, or UA have written down their partial ownerships in Republic Airway Holdings yet?Jump to post
When Northwest Orient rebranded to Northwest, their International cachet really took a hit and seemed to become far less. Even if untrue in terms of Pacific Route growth or stagnation with this rebrand. Did Northwest ever have "cache(t)"? Don't get me wrong. Northwest had a good legacy an...Jump to post
I can’t decide which plane looks better - Super Connie? Or Concorde? Both are beautiful. The triple tails were always a small problem for me, but the shape of the fuselage was amazing! If TWA’s “no losses during Transatlantic operations” is correct, as I am assuming it is.... this is quite a remark...Jump to post
An excellent lesson for any airline who is asked to become “a sole provider,” for any of the big 3 mainline carriers in the US. DO NOT invest any more time than you must at any airline who flies in the colors of someone else. These airlines doing business as “so so big 3 airlines” have no real ident...Jump to post
Behind a paywall, but title says it all.
Southwest Airlines asks employees to consider more unpaid leave after buyout package bidding ends
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... leave.html
Looks like my benign comment about JetBlue being hindered by the 14 day quarantines when coming to New York from other states. Since this comment was “sanitized,” by Anet, either things are much worse in New York for the airlines or things are much worse for JetBlue. Guess we will have to read betw...Jump to post
Looks like my benign comment about JetBlue being hindered by the 14 day quarantines when coming to New York from other states. Since this comment was “sanitized,” by Anet, either things are much worse in New York for the airlines it things are much worse for JetBlue. Guess we will have to read betwe...Jump to post
Incorrect. SEA-PVR, SEA-CDG, SEA-HND, SEA-PVG (via ICN) returned, SEA-LHR is still planned. A little birdie tells me LHR won’t be long for this earth, with the arrival of another OneWorld nonstop. CDG can be looked after by fellow SkyTeamers, unless aircraft routing and fleet backup necessitates an...Jump to post
Before people postulate DL is doing a: UA in CLE, US in PIT, or AA in BNA one has to remember NW always had an international presence in SEA prior to the DL merger. http://www.departedflights.com/NW042885.html DL will most likely leverage that presence with direct flights to its hubs until the inte...Jump to post
Cerabellar ataxia Before people postulate DL is doing a: UA in CLE, US in PIT, or AA in BNA one has to remember NW always had an international presence in SEA prior to the DL merger. http://www.departedflights.com/NW042885.html DL will most likely leverage that presence with direct flights to its hu...Jump to post
It’s just sad, that the 747 fleet could not be “combo-fied!” Seems like such a valuable paid for asset to let fall into salvage. Make that “Combi-fied!” Artificial intelligence likes to think it is wiser than the humans that created it. Kind of like those individuals in the aviation community who s...Jump to post
It’s just sad, that the 747 fleet could not be “combo-fied!”
Seems like such a valuable paid for asset to let fall into salvage.
Personally I am surprised this thread has gone this far. It is not as if any one airline is clair·voy·ant or anything! I do not think even Alaska could react almost overnight to these few new JetBlue routes as was done. It is actually kind of preposterous to think Alaska would do this without script...Jump to post
United and Delta seem to be at a major disadvantage now, with the AA / AS / B6 thing as UA’s or DL’s pickings of Allegiant, Frontier, or Spirit airlines to partner up with, WON’T do a thing for them to capture the dwindling “post Covid” business traveler if this IS the media narrative we choose to b...Jump to post
...press does not mean anything anymore - as you say, they have become numb. People know what to do & are protecting themselves in various ways, and have stopped listening to the constantly changing narative. They got the point & can read between the lines. You will see more increases in pa...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:KlimaBXsst wrote:Does the FAA Break this down by region by any chance? I would love to see how New York as a whole is doing against California as a whole in terms of enolanements.
This is from the TSA
Does the FAA Break this down by region by any chance? I would love to see how New York as a whole is doing against California as a whole in terms of enolanements.Jump to post
The other thing that is WONDERFUL, is JetBlue is going to hire a bunch of new employees at LAX, and those moving or commuting from LGB to work will most likely be getting a cost of living raise. (; Hope this does not hurt JetBlues carbon off offset credits to horribly. I am sure JetBlue is going to ...Jump to post
In all reality, does anyone really see this ending well for Blue in LAX? To go up against 3 entrenched major, mainline, legacy, traditional, network carriers offering long-haul first class products nationwide and across the world with very entrenched frequent flyers bases their lounges and other per...Jump to post
If Pan Am were around ... they would be looking for a new wide-body. The end is here.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... SKBN2432U0
The common ULD capabilities with the rest of PA’s wide-body fleet was a majorly important strategic decision. It is interesting how in the - small Airbus A310 / 767 - Sales competition, the “narrower” 7 abreast version wide-body triumphed in this market, while in the - DC-9 stretch / 737-200 - sales...Jump to post
Are you certain? I would be a little surprised the FAA would allow such "flight planning". During dispatcher training, I do recall hearing about this technique, especially in regards to longer North American transcon flights. However, never do I recall hearing about it for ETOPS flights, ...Jump to post
Unfortunately, the “path of least resistance,” will prevent open, honest, and frank discussion here, in the pseudo pc doublespeak world we are living. Therefore I won’t be investing too much time here except for saying I hope this obvious lapse in Aviation Safety is addressed. ( (PS I hope: media, s...Jump to post
That lady, is me. The Jet was not on the runway. It was stationary, sitting on a spot to the right of the runway, much closer to the chain link fence and pathway. Tail end facing the fence, pathway and road. Waiting for permission I suppose to taxi onto the runway, for takeoff. It was not in a spot...Jump to post
Glad the jet blast she didn’t blow loose her tube top revealing a Confederate Flag Tattoo! That might have made for some news lately! Cute Lady actually. In all seriousness I am glad she was not hurt, and will likely invoke some safer practices of operators at this airport. Lesson here: Biking is da...Jump to post
I think they have round engine inlets... look at the two head on photos in this article - Judging from those, I'd say they're definitely round and not oval shaped. When it comes to the original Boeing 727, the oval shape of the number two engine is quite prominent. I don't see that here with the Co...Jump to post
Here is the YouTube of the 880 leaving Mojave.
Flattened ovals or round? Was just watching a video of a Convair departure from Mojave, and the inlets appear to be flattened ovals resembling the 727-100 #2 engine intakes but with the oval horizontal instead of like the 727-100’s oval vertical. Was this an optical illusion on the Convair 880 or di...Jump to post
Caravelle and Concorde got the aesthetics of jet travel right, and there is no going back to the aesthetics of unrefined slow looking lines if you wish to compete and prosper in air travel at a significant level. Air travel sales speed. Speed comes at a price. There are those who can afford air trav...Jump to post
https://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z160/keesje_pics/Turbolineraircraftturboprop-1.jpg?t=1208899184 keesje “This concept would be some kind of "kiss of death" to almost any aircraft constructor.” This quote is so correct. A modern turboprop jetliner, this aircraft concept may be, but it i...Jump to post
What a beautiful little regional jet. Shh just yanking chains! In all actuality, what a beautiful SHORT-HAUL jetliner • Just because an aircraft seats less than 100 seats does NOT make it an “RJ” and • Just because an aircraft is not built by Boeing or Airbus likewise or sit 6 abreast does NOT make ...Jump to post
Looks like we can expect more OAG changes and flight cancellations across the US with the recent violent current events that cannot be mentioned upon the forum.Jump to post
With cities burning, in the US, and likely Covid-19 numbers increasing exponentially in places where riots and protests are occurring, WILL all this unrest further depress air travels recovery from the pandemic? I felt passenger numbers were getting better. People do not wish to go to visit tense ha...Jump to post
LAX-MCO, DFW-MIA this should be interesting!
The other take away is Spirit and Frontier users are SUBSTANTIALLY less satisfied than passengers choosing American Airlines.
United passengers are also COLLECTIVELY equally or more satisfied than they would be by using Frontier or Spirit.