Indeed AA seems to be the most in debt in the US aviation industry, and it will be difficult to just shed assets. If they shed assets, it is not much better than a bankruptcy as they would have to reduce service, lay staff off, etc. And then they will have a hard time finding lenders for upcoming fi...Jump to post
KL has always enjoyed significant autonomy under AFKL, which also leaves space for some of those debates. IAG would not allow this. Nobody knows who the CEO of Iberia is for example. That's why the Dutch did not want BA. They are better off in that imperfect alliance, which lets them make their own ...Jump to post
Nice looks... how many seats on this? How much more oil per seat than an A350? The website says it will be able to (but will not necessarily) run on biofuel and that it will go at 1,000 mph (mach 1.7?), not as fast as Concorde’s mach 2.Jump to post
I hope Boeing can offer similar deals to its other clients, develop a new airplane and move on from the Max. I doubt they would get many new orders for that antiquated thing, their way out is to still come up with a brand new airplane ASAP. They would then offer clients a way to convert existing ord...Jump to post
Some of the comments on that NYT comment board are pretty disgusting. I would rephrase this as "a lot of passengers hate AA and it shows in the NYT comments, there must be a reason for this". This is a great occasion for them to return their 737 Max, as part of a fleet streamlining. But I...Jump to post
CGK-NOU on UT, 1982
LIL-ORY on VD, 1993
BIA-CFE on A5, circa 2015
JIB-RUN on UT, 1989
JFK-LYS on DL, circa 2000
TWA772LR wrote:Hourly shuttle to LCY problem solved!
I can see 3 scenario's. -A hostile take over at bottom share price -insolvency -Norwegian government take-over Either way, the original DY is toast. It seems like it is the end for them. They grew too fast but the product itself was not so bad so I will miss them. Maybe a hostile takeover will happ...Jump to post
It is crazy to see a country that is so rich and yet wastes its resources so stupidly. At the very least those planes should have been scrapped long ago to get some $ out of them, free up some space and reduce pollution. But no they are sitting there and noone cares. And this country is not that ric...Jump to post
I understand they are large airlines but I am sure Southwest and JetBlue would be able to fill the void domestically. Internationally, foreign airlines would nab whatever is left of their sorry businesses. It will be easy at the start since everybody is flying empty planes and thus the space is alre...Jump to post
My last trip on United saw terrible service. Now they changed their rules due to corona and instead of refunding tickets for two-hour schedule changes, they require 25 hours! In other words they are desperate and it smells bad. AA are also deep in debt. If people keep being terrified of flying, I am...Jump to post
Those travel restrictions are not very helpful, they might slow the virus down but they will not stop it. It also seems that the virus is already present in many areas, including the US, it just has not been detected yet, so this is coming too late. Those measures are taken because they make people ...Jump to post
The A380 was the solution, not a third runway.
Now they are left with neither.
Other places have similar problems, or soon will, e.g. SIN, HKG, JFK...
If I fly VS with a VS ticket and enter my Flying Blue account number, do I get XPs or miles only? Not clear from the announcement.Jump to post
OK, thanks all, I need to reload the page to see it.Jump to post
Has it landed? Flightradar is not very clear. It seems to be on the ground in Everett...Jump to post
According to planespotters.net, D-AAAU & D-AAAV have been scrapped in August 2019 at Schwerin (SZW). Those were the last 2 of 5 that were parked there. The other 3 were ferried to TEV & AUH. Does anyone have pictures of the scrap process? Was not able to find something... Better than pictur...Jump to post
Ground transportation in NYC is a mess. Elon Musk should come with the Boring Company and dig a tunnel from the N train in Astoria to LGA. Then run automated Teslas like in Vegas or an hyperloop.
Later on, extend the tunnel to JFK eot the East and to Grand Central, Penn Station and EWR to the West.
I see a 99% likelihood of a human error and a missile sent at the plane. Not great for the Iranian government, after a badly organized funeral where 50 additional people died in a stampede, they likely mistakenly shot a civilian aircraft with 170 people on board.Jump to post
If I were in the leadership team I would acknowledge that I have made big mistakes and deserve to be fired. On the other hand I would still be one of the best people in the world for the job due to my knowledge of the program. So until there is a clear way out of the problem I would keep doing my jo...Jump to post
They are a commodity. If you live in one of their hubs or you have some frequent flyer status with them you fly them. Otherwise if the they’re the cheapest you take them. Nothing particularly special going on . I could not agree more. I fly AA when the price or timing make it obvious. If DL is only...Jump to post
The US being the place where terrorists boarded a plane with zero check, and as a result created an id check protocol which is ridiculously excessive, but that almost anyone can bypass for a $20 fee, I am not sure they have much to say. I trust Euros for implementing a strong security that meets gre...Jump to post
Every time I fly DL internationally in business the flight attendants are very reluctant to serve champagne, they seem to try and content the passengers with other alcohols. I thus think that the bottles end up in their bags or in their traveling friends’ bags. As far as I am concerned I see this me...Jump to post
Americans have for years been miffed at seeing Airbus make more and bigger planes than Boeing. India blocked the type to protect its own airlines. The 2008 crisis forced airlines in most countries to aim low. Airbus made the mistake of not predicting this, and on top of this mishandle the developmen...Jump to post
I found this: https://skift.com/2019/10/04/aero-raises-16-million-for-air-service-for-millennials-travel-startup-funding-this-week/amp/ So they are not really an airline, more a company chartering the services of other airlines, so I guess no certificate of operation needed. Still at $2k a pop, I wo...Jump to post
I did not find a thread on aero.com, they were advertising in my instagram this morning. It seems they offer a all-first class seats service between just two destinations (A resort in Mexico I think and Telluride), all from OAK, with tickets around $2k return. They seem to be using CRJs. Does this s...Jump to post
Since pieces have been found in multiple places in Africa, is it not possible that this plane was just completely shattered and there is no major part to be found? As for bodies, they would have been torn into small pieces to and long digested by ocean wildlife.Jump to post
Marseille and Lyon could also sustain a NYC flight, if it were appropriately priced. Marseille can only afford rock-bottom like XL or Bee, Lyon could do Norwegian or Level. On the other hand both towns are well connected to the Parisian airports by train, which is not the case of the UK where moving...Jump to post
They need to sort the sonic boom (seems doable) and the gas consumption issues (the second one seems very tricky). I don’t think we will see viable service before this. I think they need to use something else than oil (and I don’t know what). So I will be surprised if this flies... oh and they need ...Jump to post
Pretty big change over only a few years. So what is on offer for premium service? - AF is the only one with first class, exceptional on 777, still nice on 380 - AF also has business, not great on 380 but very nice on 777 (and 787, I have seen it on this route before). - AF has a premium coach that s...Jump to post
The tax is minimal and probably necessary to offset carbon costs. Based on Germany’s implementation, I’d be surprised if very many people changed their travel plans to save the tax. Yes, in fact, I think low-cost airlines will suffer more from it. AF's target market will barely notice. It will hurt...Jump to post
The only way to be sure to not end up on a MAX on a short-haul flight will be to fly Delta, Frontier or Jetblue because they don't have them at all. This will be great for those airlines. AA, UA , Southwest and Alaska will suffer quite a bit given the UBS study. They will have to do a gigantic job t...Jump to post
QuarkFly wrote:Curiousflyer wrote:I think The Towering Inferno is a great movie to watch again in order to better understand what is happening with those crashes.
Don't you think 1980 movie "Airplane" -- would give everybody a much better understanding?
Given the piss-poor job that Boeing have done designing it onto the aircraft, certifying it via the FAA and presenting it to aircrews - would it be a surprise if it didn't always turn off when told to? I am thinking the same. The ET pilots probably tried disabling the MCAS, or thought about it (bec...Jump to post
It seems that even when trying to manually control the trim, some system, MCAS or other, keeps pushing the horizontal stabilizer down, every time the pilot takes the nose up the plane acts like the nose is too high and to avoid a stall it pushes the horizontal stabilizer further down. It does not se...Jump to post
Where does that funny one come from? There are a ton of rumors of too much partying in Rio for that crew before the flight, but is there a single reliable source? obviously nothing beyond say so. but it perfectly fits in with one pilot more or less passively sitting by ( see how you manage this ) w...Jump to post
AF447 has a vector into personal relations: one of the younger pilots seems to have "done" the girlfriend of the other copilot the night before. Where does that funny one come from? There are a ton of rumors of too much partying in Rio for that crew before the flight, but is there a singl...Jump to post
The CVR data should be available by now, or at least there should be an explanation for why it is not.Jump to post
So the CVR data is still a secret???Jump to post
Well here is some new news: "A software fix to the MCAS flight-control feature by the FAA and Boeing had been expected in early January, but discussions between regulators and the plane maker dragged on, partly over differences of opinion about technical and engineering issues, according to pe...Jump to post
Posters have been claiming that the government shutdown and the prior MX issues of the Lion Air crashed plane are not strong reasons to explain why the Lion Air issue has not been sufficiently explained and mitigated before the Ethiopian crash. I will rest that case until further detail comes up.Jump to post