I think like most crisis, once the public gets tired of hearing about it (which anecdotally it feels like) the panic will subside and things will get back to normal, or at least begin a rebound. Asian and European markets will suffer a bit longer but I think US domestic travel will rebound as soon ...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:ahj2000 wrote:
Also look at Horizon for shorter-term leases for MAX outage...
Horizon has taken 62 E175s since its last new Q400, and has had intermittent difficulties staffing the Qs. I don't see short-terms leases in their future.
Projects as part of the MSC - tunnels one for passengers, one for utility use. Also bag make up areas and bus port. These tunnels have been in the works for at least two years, no? I assume the two gates (131 and 132?) that have been out of commission will finally be back in action sometime this su...Jump to post
All though UA has stop publicly talking about United Coast (they learned the lessons from Polaris don't talk publicly about a product that won't truly exist for years to come) the work continues because our premium customers on these long coast to coast flights want more comfort. So you will see th...Jump to post
Any anecdotal info on what passenger loads look like on US domestic flights? I see lots of posts upthread showing excessively light loads on US-Asia and US-Europe. But what about within the US? I have a couple of trips coming up in the next couple of weeks, and I am wondering if I am going to be on...Jump to post
United B737-MAX10 will have 10% more premium lie-flat seat than AA's B788. Brilliant. And also 10% more than AA's 332 and 25% more than the UA 757s they are replacing. All of which is irrelevant as they are going to be operating different segments than the AA widebodies and are targeting a bigger p...Jump to post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like this new process also assumes that the de-icing is done correctly by the ground crew and at the right angle in order to help the etched pattern? As a result, some of the ice simply loses its grip, depending on the conditions under which it froze, and sponta...Jump to post
Since AA rid itself of the older 763s the reliability of these a/c seems to have improved. Yes they still look 1980s vintage inside. When the 762s came towards the end of their life the dispatch reliability sunk. A two class 757 with domestic F seating would get regularly subbed for a 3 class 762. ...Jump to post
All of PSA's 727s had been retired prior to the merger. The PSA fleet at the time of merger was MD-80 and BAe-146. US had new built 727s in the fleet from the 80s prior to the PI merger. Of course post merger, the 727 fleet was much larger with the addition of the PI 727s to the existing fleet. As ...Jump to post
Maybe the rumor is regarding taking over the AA frequency. BA has a wider range of aircraft/configurations to use on the route, where AA is somewhat limited. I could see that being the desire since PHX definitely has seasonally variable demand. AA has just as much flexibility when it comes to seaso...Jump to post
Also depends on the length of expected taxi, if a crew knows it is a slow time and they can see the threshold from their gate/taxilane, they will often choose to start up both. Single-engine taxi tends to save more fuel going into the hubs than leaving since most aircraft arrive early and the gate i...Jump to post
Why did Skywest retire the EMB-120 when they knew that that was the only aircraft they could possibly operate at CLD? A) The E120s were getting a bit long in the tooth B) The drive towards upgauging makes it not worth it to fly a 30-seat prop around now C) The American public has a general avoidanc...Jump to post
Someone in the BA 787-10 thread heard a rumor (scuttlebutt) of BA wanting to go 2x daily on PHX, out of curiosity anyone else hear this supposed rumor? BA already was 2x (less than daily) and they split it into 2x daily when AA came online. I have a really hard time believing that there is a need t...Jump to post
Any predictions/insight on whether 788s will eventually be used on the select domestic routes that the 763s are sometimes used on or are the 763s only being used domestically for capacity needs caused by the MAX grounding? You'll continue to see 788s fly between hubs (perhaps even increasingly as t...Jump to post
Its not like Mesa does not know when they depart Phoenix for the quick hop over to Long Beach that they will be breaking the noise ordinance. Really no excuse for continual and willful ignorance of the ordinance. The $6,000 per future violation is far more than what they get paid per hour to operat...Jump to post
Are the 788s replacing the 767s? Why didn’t Doug Parker order A320neos as part of the recent A321NEO order? AA has a fleet of only 48 A320s. I believe the operating costs of the 321 are near the 320 yet can carry more paxs hence why airlines are ordering variants of the 321 in mass. The next batch ...Jump to post
We are going of an unsubstantiated tweet for a basic medical call at the factory? When I was there I saw no less than five medical emergencies in a four hour span.
Mind you, I see no actual impact to Boeing on this.
Are you referring to the wing inspection lights? If so, it's likely just a difference in when they run their checklists and at hub airports you'll tend to find the hub carriers do certain things to be more courteous to other crews because they better understand how their lights impact other pilots a...Jump to post
From what I’ve been told (and another poster just confirmed), AA is not allowing FAs to fly if they’re not in proper uniform and standbys are waiting all across the network to replace the ones sent home. They’re not even making it through the checkpoint. Can confirm that they are out there at the c...Jump to post
IMHO, will not cede even 1% marketshare in Portland, they will add as needed to retain the lions share of the market. They won't need to have a large buildup quickly, it will come more slowly & measured as AAG has been for a long time. AS does not hesitate to suspend or cut routes that don't ad...Jump to post
I do not mind it. It’s very American - read: casual, relaxed, diverse - which I suppose is precisely the point. It is very different to the more formally tailored efforts of non-US airlines. Do they differentiate domestic crew uniforms from international crew? And ground crew from cabin crew, etc? ...Jump to post
Also, will U.S. airlines start wiping down tray tables after flights. I have had seen many disgusting tray tables after boarding that have not been cleaned from prior flights. They really need to improve their cleaning of planes between flights. Here is part of the problem with that, for the coach ...Jump to post
I don't think they're the market leader at PWM. The total is probably around 40. They are the leader at PWM, but not by a very large percentage. Southwest 306 14.14% Republic Airline 261 12.04% American 254 11.74% Endeavor 239 11.02% Delta 237 10.96% Other 868 40.10% They clearly are not #1 in PWM....Jump to post
AS has a plan for PDX. I can’t elaborate further right now, but expect to hear more down the line. Are we talking 2020/early 2021 plan or post-concourse B and E plan? AS has shown time and time again that they are committed to PDX when the resources are available. The problem is just resources bein...Jump to post
I'm not sure how SAN gets their numbers but I highly doubt that most airports even have access to how many passengers are boarded per gate since they have no access to the airlines' reservations systems. They're not reporting counts for individual gates, but rather averages across different section...Jump to post
Are any using this as an opportunity to do mods or move forward any checks? Or are those schedules so dependent on other variables, e.g., capex, that it’s difficult to do? My understanding is that they have to redeploy a lot of the flying instead of MX/Mods since most pilot groups have already bid ...Jump to post
Also, if DL succeeds in this strategy, I'm wondering if AA and UA might follow suit? AA has been flying E190's mainline, so converting that fleet to the E190E2 models might be an attractive option. United has massive, aging fleets of 737-700's and A319's that they will soon need to replace, too. AA...Jump to post
WN historical aircraft turn time gate usage has slowed down since the introduction of the 737-800NG/MAX8. WN use to on average turn 12 planes per gate. With the addition of the 800/MAX8 it is now down to 9 per gate. This is because it takes 20 minutes longer to turn a 800 vs 700. That is an interes...Jump to post
Jshank83 wrote:I thought there was talk that DEN-HNL could be done with a MAX7. Is that doable?
I appreciate your example but it could mean that SJC is simply weakest of the three SEA/PDX/SJC on the dates you're checking. Try ten thousand searches among thirty different airport pairs over a 60-day period all with logical/fared SEA/PDX connections and you'll have a data set. I checked SoCal to...Jump to post
Will they trim PHX and LAS to be mostly O/D? As a passenger I try to fly Southwest thru PHX or LAS because of the good weather year around in both cities. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk No, they are also adding more gates in PHX. How are they going to manage all this growth with their current...Jump to post
ibthebigd wrote:Will they trim PHX and LAS to be mostly O/D?
As a passenger I try to fly Southwest thru PHX or LAS because of the good weather year around in both cities.
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Will Alaska continue PDX-ORD and PDX-DFW or will they leave that to AA and shift to fill other routes? They aren't just doing to drop two large markets from PDX. AS and AA still have to be competitive, they don't have a JV. It would make sense to transition the heavily constrained Sea-Tac hub to fo...Jump to post
I don't have any firm numbers. It's still active in the summer, with nonstops to three or four places, including some mainline stuff. But nothing compared to winter. Very seasonal but there are two peak seasons. Summer is actually bigger than winter. Nonstop destinations number over a dozen now. ht...Jump to post
Going from 5x to 10x is pretty radical, my guess is that this had to do with shifting flying around and they double filed some planned flights and they will end up dropping it back down to a more reasonable level next week (likely 5 or 6x) No, I definitely think a good portion of the increase will ...Jump to post
hohd wrote:This is common in trains in many countries (3 sleeping beds), but in a plane will still be expensive, easily $100 hour at a minimum. It is a good concept but may work only on long hauls longer than 8 hours.
AA PHL-XNA MAY 0.9>0.0 Wierd, cut May completely but still there in June and onward. I wonder if there's a temporary shortage of a few lines of RJ flying at PHL during May... PHL-XNA/MLB are E75 markets, and PHL-CHA/SCE/ABE/AVP/ITH are all 50-seater markets that are showing capacity reductions f...Jump to post
Has anyone been following the Avatar Airlines attempt to get off the ground? I saw one graphic that showed they would be running 747s between PHX and LAX, LAS and DFW. I know this has been tried in the past with little success. Still they have gone as far to discuss terms with Boeing. What is the o...Jump to post
It’s not just SBN, ATW also increases to 10 flights a day, even into Nov. ATW is Air Wisconsin’S HQ and I believe a MX base as well. Doesn’t Skywest have a MX base in SBN? Maybe the increases are just a way to get more aircraft to the base? Still seems excessive even if that is part of the reason t...Jump to post
I don't think it should really surprise anyone that AX is shutting down, the operation has been challenged for a long time and UA has been their life line for a while. The more surprising part should probably be the loss of the 175 from EV, given the fact they were just awarded them and are psuedo w...Jump to post
LeftcoastB6 wrote:Does the 787 fly to Sky Harbor still? I know last year AA had one between PHX and ORD for a couple of months and I haven’t been keeping track. Thanks!
"What flights could be cancelled? American is unlikely to cancel any feeder flights on its large regional jets, the Bombardier CRJ900s and E175s. These largely operate in markets with demand for both premium and economy products or — in other words — routes that are more financially lucrative ...Jump to post
AA looking to cut back it’s regional jet fleet due to the MAX grounding’s effect on scope. https://thepointsguy.com/news/american-airlines-may-have-to-park-regional-jets-as-737-max-grounding-drags-on/ "What flights could be cancelled? American is unlikely to cancel any feeder flights on its la...Jump to post
true, but don't think UA will be moving to DGS/Unifi soon. They have created their own handling company that is moving into most small outstations. This way they can control the personnel with paying them lower wages than mainline employees. At my local airport, the mainline United and United Expre...Jump to post
Santa Fe and Roswell NM to Phoenix have been great success, both are now over three years old. SAF now has two flights to PHX. And at that, Roswell paid near nothing out. I believe it was 80k in the first year and less than 20k the second year which covered a month where AA was messing around with ...Jump to post
In fairness I don't see that as any different than the regional ops on the mainland - all of which suffer from below mainline completion and on-time rates. Might want to walk that claim back. Just for Dec 2019 alone looking at A14: 1) HA 2) DL 3) 9E 4) NK 5) AA 6) UA 7) OO 8) MQ 9) WN 10) YX 11) F9...Jump to post