I know Silver was very public about needing Cash. Has anything changed? Silver operates quite a few unique routes that no one else flys They seem to have been operating quite a few empty flights. Does this mean they got government assistance and that is part of their deal? Any discussions on Silver ...Jump to post
United is not going to cut Denver an almost entirely domestic hub. It's their workhorse that can actually maybe make money the earliest. Domestic travel will come back way way before international. All hubs will be small shells of their former selves for a while. Expect ramping up to take a long tim...Jump to post
My "20-20 vision" predictions are below: Trump will win the second term election - It is confirmed The Global economy will be even better Roughly 500,000 more new jobs will enter the US job market US unemployment rate will be at a record low averaging below 3% 2019 was a very great year a...Jump to post
Demand won't be there for A380s. This is gonna take a while. I wonder if some smaller fuel guzzlers could stay though? Definitely makes airlines want to save cycles on the MAX . Even if they become "legal”*. Might extend some 737s and 320s just cause the fuel savings of a MAX are probably less ...Jump to post
Really tragic situation for just so many. the economic fallout is gonna be real.
Juneau and Skagway and are not places you can drive too, with no cruises it will be devastating for restaurants ,shops the whole towns. I can't even see cruises back in 2021 summer unless there is a vaccine .
Definitely makes cents to me. Those are all money losers until demand comes back. Rather them do this exit then just cancel every single flight everyday . The slots are safe there is a waiver in place that airlines don't have to use them right now .Jump to post
Yeah Olympics are a good question. Could also have given united a whole year of being the sponsor for free. Totally depends how the contract was written. Could be after the Tokyo Olympics giving united a whole year as their sponsor for free. Interesting but both airlines have way more pressing issue...Jump to post
I agree airlines are fighting for survival. They are not going to dehub anything or make drastic changes to hubs. PHX is safe. They are going to scale down and try to ramp back up domestic flights hub operations. This is gonna be a fight for their own survival, airlines won't be fighting over LAX in...Jump to post
Is the Eagle operation at LAX shutting down for April? I’m having trouble finding one that’s bookable. I know CP is shutting down but figured they would have gotten OO CR7s there at the very least. That’s pretty big to not have a presence on some important routes like LAX-SFO/SJC/SMF/SAN, etc. I’m ...Jump to post
AA has so much going on, they are not gonna dehub PHX! That would be a logistical nightmare they can't handle. They own the planes they have to use them somewhere. AA wants to get them back in the air to make money. Domestic travel will come back WAY before international. With PHX being an almost en...Jump to post
I do not think any big 3 hubs will be shut. Some may come back slower than others. Domestic hubs I see come back much sooner than international heavy ones. Flights that feed international could be 2022+. International will come back much slower as will those feeder flights, I expect domestic to come...Jump to post
PHX connects domestic traffic. I think that may be a long scary amount of time away,but that will renound way before international. PHX I think is safe, LAX alot of those flights feed AS and one world international flights. All hubs will see a downsizing , but PHX won't be eliminated. LAX nearby wil...Jump to post
Yeah I didn't really think about it frontier and allegiant are in unique postions. Hard for frontier to cancel all those once or twice a week flights. Hard to reschedule the few people booked. They must be burning cash with so few cancellations. I am guessing they are working to purchase tickets on ...Jump to post
Crazy times. I think we all expected this. Not sure what F9 is doing, I would have thought they would be the first to cut. I get all the cancellations planes are empty. The airlines also promised they wouldnt lay anyone off? What are all their people going to do with so many less flights and passeng...Jump to post
Classic AI get LHR slots at the worst time in aviation history. This is so AI . They are are really good at burning money!!Jump to post
Does anyone seeing Interjet flying in 2022? Even if they get some help to stay afloat i can't see that being anything but temporary.Jump to post
I think summer vacation season will be alot of car travel but hopefully bounce back. I bet we see people go camping things that allow them to keep distance. I don't think people will want to get back on planes until there is a vaccine. Lots of summer weddings already postpone to Fall at this point. ...Jump to post
If this is the new norm for travel, time to buy stock in Starbucks. Maybe but air travel isn't coming back till there is a vaccine. Even then I think people will take a few months to really consider air travel for leisure too. Companies are getting use to video conferencing that may never come back...Jump to post
IB will have way bigger issues in 2020 like survival. No on there will be thinking about an Asian expansion. They need to get some demand back on key routes more than anything as a priority. Demand will be crushed until there is a vaccine any numbers are old and irrelevant to what IB would be able t...Jump to post
It's impossible for most people in India to self isolate. Very good move for them. Europe, NA, Russia, Australia self isolation is realistic, in India its hard to imagine given the density most of the country has. This could spread like a wildfire.Jump to post
Much to a.nets disappointment this not airlines fighting with each other. This will be all of them fighting to stop the bleeding as quickly as possible. They will ditch routes with no question or fights. The airlines will have a long period of real struggle. Delta had cash but burning $50 million a ...Jump to post
It makes sense to pull back to only hubs. Delta really has so much going on and it's impossible to know where demand will come back first. If they fly only to hubs they can shift easier. Cut or add flights easier. Even with a hub only model they will need slim schedules for a while to stop the cash ...Jump to post
These are impossible to answers right now. All depends on: 1.how long stuck at home lasts 2.when some people are comfortbale to travel again 3.when everyone feels comfortable to travel again(different) 4.how much work from home or virtual meetings are the new norm. Everything I have seen people expe...Jump to post
I never said anything about downsizing DTW (others may have, but I have not suggested closing DTW). MSP is the DL hub I'd be worried about. Based on the other comments in this thread, there's some debate as to whether SLC is the ideal Western Non-Coastal hub (much like DEN is for UA and WN or PHX i...Jump to post
I take that as a shift to hubs. I bet we see all of the big three and even southwest do this. Force people to connect more. Future demand is unknown for a bit. Focus cities or o&d routes will be cut. LAS, RDU I would expect to see cuts coming and never come back. actually think this could be wor...Jump to post
Doubt this is a really a concern for Southwest at the moment. Much bigger issues sadly for airlines. Flights in general are empty but LAS is especially empty I'm sure. City is shut down. Consolidating some flights wouldn't even be bad or a problem right now. Southwests huge issue is totally empty pl...Jump to post
yeah i think we are gonna see alot more cancellations for summer coming to international routes. Airlines would rather air on the side of caution than be stuck flying empty planes.Jump to post
tphuang wrote:I'm not sure why they would explore flying to DOH. It really doesn't have that much demand.
Seriously is this the posters version of starting a fire? LOL people on a.net are just dying for Norweigan to go under. it's kind of sad its so many years of these, Norweigan going under posts and people swearing in 2014 they couldn't make it till the end of the year etc etc. Have you seen the major...Jump to post
I actually see that route working out for them very nicely. I-70 has become an absolute nightmare. More people than ever are interested in flying into ski airports and not sitting in traffic. Southwest has such feed in Denver now, its the perfect place to fly this route from. Go back five years ago ...Jump to post
I don't think the severity of the winter plays any part for BTV or PBG. The people who hate winter still want to get away to Florida and hate it. Most of the florida trips i feel like are booked far ahead too. If any route suffered it would be like CLT/PHL/DCA/IAD-BTV where those weekend skiers saw ...Jump to post
-Delays cost money
-Missed connections cost money
People wonder why delta makes more money, it's main connection hubs are less delayed.
It's not really that surprising that deltas largest hubs are the least delayed airports.
Did they continue to YYZ just because it's such a short flight? You would think they would want to return in case there was another issue that forced a landing. I am guessing since it's so short they decided YYZ made more sense to their home base? If this was in Florida it seems irresponsible to fly...Jump to post
I actually think Norwegian would return. They never would have left except for the max issues. No airline has had worse luck from the 787 engine issues to the max Norwegian has had horrible luck on plane issues totally out of their control. The bus from Manhattan worked really well and routes like D...Jump to post
SLC-STL is easy max route to cut for WN. overflies DEN, easy to reroute people who booked with time options.Jump to post
ATL is so underserved lol.Jump to post
One world has a pretty big presence at JFK. I think at least one A321 Transcon config would make sense for AA on jfk-sea. There will be connections both directions it looks like coming soon. AA serves both cities shouldn't be too big a deal if they have slack in the fleet. Onky thought SFO might tak...Jump to post
It's simple they make good financial decisions. Delta operates alot of older planes they got at bargain prices. Reliable known good choices at low costs. Delta does it's connecting traffic at fortress hubs they dominate with lower costs. High cost operating cities exist with a large focus on o&d...Jump to post
Delta could have chosen to partner with Alaska and just handled the international and unique stuff. They just wanted it all it seemed. It was a good plan at the time, they saw the opportunity, but they seemed to underestimate loyalty to AS in the SEA area and now with AS in one world, it's only gonn...Jump to post
Are we sure that is coach? Hard to tell from that video the divider behind him doesn't look like the end of plane is it?
Also I feel like economy minus shouldn't recline, there isn't room. Economy plus and first should have a recline.
There's alot more potential now with one world. I would imagine ANC-Japan would be a good link with 321XLR. At least seasonally I bet ANC sees one world link to Asia.
Portland could see AA jump in too. They have AS feed and all the AA flights from hubs to keep the flights full.
I think this is the best scenario for both AA and AS. They actually need each other and compliment each other nicely. Really helps alaska flyers alot of people will be happy to have one world Not good news for Delta and more for skyteam I think. One world will become the premier alliance for frequen...Jump to post