RvA wrote:do a W pattern like AA does which is inefficient.
I wonder what routes will be considered out of PDX and ANC once this is fires up? Could we see JL in PDX? More ANC-Lower 48 nonstops? Seasonal ANC-Europe/Japan? PDX/ANC aren't going to be any sort of big winner here. There was nothing stopping JL from adding PDX as is and the codeshare between JL a...Jump to post
Not a chance right now, there simply isn't room for two dedicated AS gates plus sharing others. AS has four RONs plus an early morning arrival from SEA/ANC which would flow right into AA's busiest banks. There are already plans to connect T3 to T4 airside and build an additional concourse where the...Jump to post
With AS joining Oneworld and the expansion of the AA and AS partnership, any chance they end up moving to T4 to be with AA and BA? Not a chance right now, there simply isn't room for two dedicated AS gates plus sharing others. AS has four RONs plus an early morning arrival from SEA/ANC which would ...Jump to post
I foresee issues with DOT/DOJ in trying to get this through especially since AA/AS are so openly touting various forms of cooperating commercially. Surprised they did not follow the UA/US model, where while alliance partners, the airlines did not work very closely or coordinate commercial activity ...Jump to post
So it will be an all-Y airline to start; are they planning to be another ULCC or something different to set them apart? The article mentions 189 seats on those 737s, which sounds like an all-coach configuration to me. Considering it is modeling itself a little like Allegiant and he talks about pric...Jump to post
So it will be an all-Y airline to start; are they planning to be another ULCC or something different to set them apart?Jump to post
LAXintl wrote:CRJ700 – $4.8 – 23.0M, $65-185,000
Q400 – $6.4 – 19.5M, $60-175,000
BOS B4-22 19 gates. So, if they got 7 turns a day out of each gate , they could feasibly get up to around 133 a day? If they can't do better than seven a day they aren't fit to run an airline, given that many departures are domestic, and many are RJs. An average of 10-11 would show a little ambitio...Jump to post
How many gates does AA have in BOS and RDU? BOS B4-22 19 gates. So, if they got 7 turns a day out of each gate , they could feasibly get up to around 133 a day? In theory, sure but BOS is very AM & PM heavy in terms of O&D so the realistic profitable limit is about 115-120 unless they start...Jump to post
dc10lover wrote:DL should discontinue SEA - PSC & add one more PSC - SLC flight. Let AS have Seattle.
No tower there either. Do any of the majors fly into uncontrolled fields? They have plans to build a tower, have received some funding for it as well Off the top of my head I can't think of any towerless airports that see Mainline service but there are plenty that see Regional service (or when they...Jump to post
Interesting .... https://www.controller.com/listings/aircraft/for-sale/list/manufacturer/tecnam/model/p2012-traveller How's that interesting? 4 ads, 3 of which are from the OEM itself and the other for a (the?) OEM-authorized dealer in the US; all for brand new aircraft. What is interesting is that...Jump to post
Can't fly 850 pax on the flight on your 333 can you ? A A339 with 440 or whatever pax would probably have better per seat costs than the A380. doubtful https://leehamnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/a380v7478.jpg Quoting a 2010 graphic about fuel burn does nothing for overall trip costs (particu...Jump to post
The 737 is an old design, has its flaws, blah blah But I can't believe people are blaming the 737 for the pilots choosing to land with an outrageous tailwind on a wet runway and it flying off a cliff at like 60 knots. Yeah, of course the 737 broke apart, duh An new aircraft would of likely provided...Jump to post
If I remember right the Delta Club did not open immediately, but it was not long after the F concourse opened, within a week or two. That's what I thought. A short gap is reasonable, but several months is a bit curious. It isn't as if they were unaware this was coming. According to my buddy who is ...Jump to post
n7371f wrote:I'd be curious what happens to the two beautiful murals above the central holding area. Someone told me they were designated historical items but I've never heard or read that anywhere.
T2 was a breeze but it was a hell hole otherwise.
I still question the realism of the so called “pilot shortage” that every airline and flight school in the USA is blathering on about. Other fields like healthcare have so called shortages in the amount of qualified doctors and nurses, but realistically the openings are only for bottom of the barre...Jump to post
FlyHossD wrote:Wasn't there an asbestos issue with the bag room at T2? Was this resolved?
It really fills a lot of gaps. Not any gaps for AS are being filled here. ORY and PPT are not "a lot of gaps" I wouldn’t be shocked to see AS modify their EWR schedule slightly to better suit FrenchBee. I think all the rest of us would. AS has no incentive to do something better for anoth...Jump to post
BOI-ATL has gone from planned A320 to 737-800. Yet per the most recent OAG thread it is being cut down to 5x weekly along with BZN. The new concourse A sure is a lot of terminal space for only six gates. They almost look like wide body gates according to the renderings. Is the new concourse going t...Jump to post
To stop the armchair pilots and mechanics at the root: it was neither pilots', operator's or aircraft's fault for this event. Be patient for once and wait for official statements. Trust me, I know. He may be on to something. I read elsewhere that this particular aircraft previously had damage in th...Jump to post
Out of curiosity, will AA use and 332/333 on domestic hub-to-hub routes out of PHL or CLT this year? Currently, AA are deploying some of their A333’s onto the CLT-PHX-HNL rotation, as well deploying their A333’s onto the CLT-LAS route. In terms of PHL, AA mostly dispatch their A332/333 aircraft ont...Jump to post
I think it would make sense for PDT to have some E140s on hand, even as operational spares, or for use in some of those east coast markets which have reduced runway lengths. PDT can't crew what they have and are shrinking which is why envoy has nine airplanes in CLT again this month flying their ro...Jump to post
Looks like open time. LHR-PHL has a 16+ hour layover at PHL before going to SJU the next morning. Plenty of time to fit the PHX turnaround. It looks like CLT-LAS loses the A330 on the same schedule. Makes perfect sense. Why let a widebody sit idle for so long when they could upgauge a popular route...Jump to post
Each country has different economic forces at work. The costs to run an airline in North America are not the same as the cost in Europe or Australia. On the other hand, using the shortest of short hauls is probably not the best example when looking at cost comparison. June 16th: LHR - FCO (899 mi) i...Jump to post
jmc1975 wrote:Could this announcement signal the beginning of E175 operations at PHX?
In terms of overall scope, the CR7s are replacing the E140s. The two that already joined the fleet however directly replaced YV CR9s operationally. The reconfiguration of all the CR7s down to 65 seats opened up enough room in the large RJ scope for the planned MQ E75 deliveries in 2020 and the last...Jump to post
Aircraft have to be going out. Certain AA would go beyond max limits without taking aircraft out. Which is made more interesting by OO still inducting a few more CR7's for AA. In terms of overall scope, the CR7s are replacing the E140s. The two that already joined the fleet however directly replace...Jump to post
How many CRJs does OO fly for AA? Could this be a replacement for those, or is it more total flying? The release sounds like new flying, but I assume AA is at or near scope limits? Over 50 700s at this point; it's definitely new flying. Not sure what AA is at currently, but I'm pretty sure AA's sco...Jump to post
From the TWU-IAM announcement PDF: Secured express bag transfers from mainline in the following locations: PHL, CLT, PHX, DCA, LGA and LAX; Am I missing something here? What was it they didn't have? On the TWU-IAM.ORG website, I see a signing bonus for $6,000, but I don't see any retro pay. $3,000 f...Jump to post
The government specifically gave B6 to run MCO to HAV since there was no service available on that point to point. WN would be smarter and have a better chance to just runs that and resume where B6 left off. AA asking for another MIA and WN another TPA is risky when they could have a sure thing fro...Jump to post
How many CRJs does OO fly for AA? Could this be a replacement for those, or is it more total flying? The release sounds like new flying, but I assume AA is at or near scope limits? Over 50 700s at this point; it's definitely new flying. So who is losing flying? Compass is flying 20 175 for AA and t...Jump to post
So who is losing flying? Compass is flying 20 175 for AA and that their last contract so that could be the end of them MQ is supposed to take over CP's flying since the birds are owned by American; the OO birds are new and will be owned by OO which leads me to believe it will be part of the YV phas...Jump to post
AA experienced a similar issue. What’s in uniforms that causes the problems that is not in the clothes purchased in retail chains that the average Joe wears? 1) You only wear a typical outfit maybe once per week. This is 40-60 hours per week in it. 2) You only buy stuff that is comfortable to YOU. ...Jump to post
UA was running E145s EWR-OKC not that long ago. IMHO, calling 22 flights/day a quasi-focus city is pretty generous. You'd have 150+ focus cities by DL/AA/UA/WN with such a low threshold. In the legacy model, anything over say 5 destinations, they are doing some focus city style work there. WN is a ...Jump to post
There is a Government Affairs director in each hub with their own area of oversight. From what I recall, LAX covers the West Coast and Hawaii, PHX covers the Mountain West and Kansas, DFW covers the western South and southern Midwest, and so on. The only ones that are self contained are NYC and DCA ...Jump to post
T1 is a newly rebuilt domestic terminal. AA frequently flies 788 to SFO from ORD, DFW and lately PHL. AA occasionally flies 772 into SFO for special purposes...such as Superbowls. To my knowledge, AA doesn't fly any international out of SFO. Is AA operating the 788 on PHL-SFO? I thought it was just...Jump to post
If WN only wants 8 gates, that in theory leaves 8 other gates up for grabs in C; could we see F9 move to C and have AS/NK move to A in order to give F9 their 10 gates as well as not force DL to move out of A? Seems like everyone at that point would get more or less what they want; I highly doubt bei...Jump to post
AA A321NEO N415AN made it's first flight today, Jan 28 at BFM. Inquiring minds wonder why N408AN, delivered to TUL on 1-4 hasn't been placed in revenue service. Likely taking a little longer since it is TUL's first NEO induction/conformity check. As I recall this month there are already a few extra...Jump to post
AA DFW-SAF JUN 3>5...thru Oct Wow! DFW-SAF up to 5 per day. Not only that but so far they have only seen CR7's and the Jun 4 schedule now showing 3-CR9's, and 2-E75. Its not balanced though so it may change. I don't think the CR9's and E75's fair well at hot and high airports so they may have so...Jump to post
320s also weren't Oasified and legroom is still quite nice. I personally prefer the LUS/LHP 320s and 321s over the rest of the fleet, simply for the comfort of the seats. I don't know that you can say AA as a whole is overstaffed, more so there is excess staffing in certain area that there doesn't ...Jump to post
You really want fun? Fly on an ex HP 320. Let me know what you think of those interiors and (no) amenities. Actually all the America West 320s have been getting power ports and USB ports at every seat. Soon they'll be done with all of them. 320s also weren't Oasified and legroom is still quite nice...Jump to post
Interesting that the A321(ceo) count is one less than in the Q3 update. I’m guessing that’s the JFK incident frame. Does that signal a w/o, or just an acknowledgment that it’s in ‘liability limbo’ and may be OTS for some time? Also, the CR9 count is one fewer than Q3. One, single Mesa frame withdra...Jump to post