Virtue signaling and politics has no place in the airline industry. Anyone can say that about any industry or business, depending on their level of personal inconvenience. Truth of the matter as stated above, this is not politics anymore. It has escalated to questions of humanity. If you feel the c...Jump to post
China - PEK busiest airport, largest city is Shanghai (or Guangzhou, depending on how you measure).Jump to post
The complaints I'm reading sound identical to the ones about anyone flying to PDX. "Why go to PDX when SEA is so close?" "Tourists only want to go to SEA." "The pax are just going to connect on AS up to SEA anyway." "PDX...it's a nice quaint little city but it's no...Jump to post
In many industries - automotive manufacturing for instance - technology and automation are replacing human labor resulting in lower costs. This is expanding year by year. Now we even see huge self-order kiosks at McDonalds. That's cost-saving. The airline industry by and large does not have the abil...Jump to post
Nothing about Cuba should demand all-mainline service any more than any other route pairs elsewhere. Most airlines have a mix of mainline and regional even between massive markets and hub-hub. Creates more flexibility. Has anyone yet shown they are making money or filling planes with all-mainline to...Jump to post
Besides all the talk but personally I think N306FE should be preserved or put in a museum. It was the aircraft involved in the FDX705 incident. The history of that aircraft is so rich and the importance of it is so high. It shows the dedication of flight crews around the world to their profession a...Jump to post
So this basically confirms that AS bought VX to kill it. To prevent B6 from making the acquisition and actually using the merger to improve its network. Nice one regulators. I predicted this from Day1, if not Day -1. It may be a little disingenuous of AS to say this was approved by regulators. Here...Jump to post
Later this year FedEx is breaking ground on a new sorting facility at ONT. It will be on the northwest side with parking for 14 aircraft, 14 feeder caravans and 4 ATR aircraft. Is this to replace their LAX hub, or to supplement it? Yeah, that's a good question. SEA is one of the busiest FX ramps in...Jump to post
The decision to not put IFE in future aircraft is cost savings - nothing to do with "market conditions" or "passenger feedback". USdbaAA may save on costs in the short term, but there is evidence not having IFE is costing them revenue in the long term. Delta and JetBlue have pro...Jump to post
The numbers speak for itself. Please see below airline percentages from 2006 and see how AA has gradually ceded ground first to B6 and then to DL. Year DL B6 AA Total pax ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2017 26.81% 23.01% 11.69% 59,345,421 2016 26.93% 23.05...Jump to post
I agree that the 767 is probably a better fit. But, isn't Amazon's model to actually run the freighters all day? That would seem to lean in favor of a new build. What is FedEx doing with all of their new 767s? I wonder if we will see a model change to make better use of resources kind of like the U...Jump to post
PWM only gets the FX A300 during peak, for the most part it's a 757, in May you'll see the A310.Jump to post
It is not so easy for a smaller airline to "take over" a bigger airline with a larger market cap. A merger however..... Incorrect....If you actually think about it HP bought AA. So a smaller airline can gobble up a big one. What do you mean incorrect? Even if your one example was right, o...Jump to post
Sorry if I'm bumping up an old thread, but I thought it would be better than starting a new one. I was wondering if anyone has any more info on FX's MD-10 fleet plan. Per planespotters.net, the last retirement took place about a year and a half ago. Are they still planning to retire them as they co...Jump to post
JHwk wrote:Stupid question I am sure, but do cargo operators use the bulk hold on the 737F's, or just main deck?
So what did AS get for its 2-something-billion? o A trained, motivated, award-winning workforce o A presence in CA that would have taken them at least 10 years, possibly 20, to grow organically o Two gates at the hardest-to-come-by real estate in all of civil aviation (DAL) o Gates and slots at JFK...Jump to post
Can't they get some MD-11Fs from VCV or something? If they need capacity, a 747 might also do the work. The most similar replacement would be a 767-300F, I guess. However, I believe they might be difficult to get, specially due to Amazon Prime Air orders... The 767-300F is much smaller than the DC-...Jump to post
So the employees that are more dependable and efficient, thus more valuable to the company, are rewarded for it. That's not a lottery. I wish FedEx would go back to merit bonuses instead of treating every employee the same, financially speaking.Jump to post
DHL or Fedex? UPS has been trying to play catchup to Fedex for 20+ years. Not in Europe - UPS has long been second in size to DHL and still is even after the FX-TNT deal. that´s if you count air volumes only, the reason (or the crown jewels) of this deal was TNT´s ground network and if those volume...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:ushermittwoch wrote:Or as some would say: DHL paid some people quite well...
DHL or Fedex?
UPS has been trying to play catchup to Fedex for 20+ years.
Flightaware basically has a disclaimer on their site that says non-domestic coverage is spotty at best. Use FR24 or Planefinder.Jump to post
Bhoy wrote:Do FedEx have a base at CGN? I know UPS have a base there, but I thought FedEx's European mainland hub was at CDG.
It would be fantastic to have Southwest fly into FAR! daily FAR-MCI-HOU and daily FAR-MSP-MDW service I think would connect most all of SWA cities and connections. I don't believe WN is keen on opening stations where they would have fewer than 6 or 7 daily flights. I believe they've even pulled out...Jump to post
?? FAR has only1 mainline flight to MSP. Every other flight is an RJ of some sort, except Allegiant, but they have only mainline flights to all cities. Pardon me...I lived in Fargo for a couple of years, not all that long ago, and at the time DL had mainline and I'd also see fairly frequent subs of...Jump to post
FAR has leakage to MSP and even GFK in some cases depending on fares. GFK is less than two hours north and MSP 3.5-4 hours, both on interstate freeways. FAR also has Amtrak service which does indeed steal some traffic. BIS is more remote, only one freeway running through the city (FAR is at a major ...Jump to post
Silly? Maybe one day you will own your own business, but probably not. For the record, I have given raises out every year to my employees for the past 20+ years, but I don't raise my prices every year. Trust me, if FedEx/UPS had a handful of real competition, they would not be raising prices every ...Jump to post
Oh please... You are not the customer paying your extortion prices. You guys raise your rates commensurate to the union contracts you have to adhere to. Your problem has turned into my problem. Twenty years ago, that 18" square package that went coast to coast is exactly twice the price it is ...Jump to post
Although I would love to see Fedex and UPS get some good competition, not sure if Amazon is the one. Overall, FedEx and UPS do a good job, but their pricing is out of control. As a big user of their services from the wholesale end, they are about the only companies that can get away with automatica...Jump to post
Cool. FedEx operates a similar flight MEM-DXB on a 777. It appears to be nonstop eastbound only; not sure if it's a "round the world" flight like the UPS one. FX has two ATW flights that go opposite directions, both on 777F. The westbound travels MEM-SEA-ANC-PVG-LGG-MEM, I don't recall th...Jump to post
They do have one 727 that is specially modified to fly race horses (I guess technically it could fly any horse and I believe it is also used for equestrian horses too I guess, but it mostly flies race horses). I believe this frame sees very little utilization but is very profitable when it does fly...Jump to post
Good observations, everyone! Acey, your description sounds like the United Breaks Guitars video, one of my favorites. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YGc4zOqozo (Aside: United screwed with the owner of the murdered guitar for a full year before he was inspired to write the song. Polite Canadian th...Jump to post
Sure, they would have survived, but several would have been only marginally profitable if at all and we would have seen more bankruptcies. Thinking of it only from consumer point of view seems inherently selfish to me - you want your cheap tickets and comfortable seats but you don't give a crap if ...Jump to post
PHL-PNS is a bit surprising as it overflies CLT and DCA. DCA-PNS was only added back last year and is supposed to go 2x daily in April. AA's strategy in regard to PNS is quite different from DL. DL seems to prefer just to use a lot of mainline metal and send everyone to ATL. AA seems to want to spl...Jump to post
I'm going with Newark. You have the access to the benefits and resources of NYC, access to an airport(s), the city and the state is probably on the cusp of offering hella deals, and probably the two biggest positives for them 1) diversity in their workforce (because you know, it's all the rage thes...Jump to post
No way it's NYC. I'm shocked it even made the short list. It has simply gotten too expensive and too hard to live here...even for techies. NY is a city under siege from unchecked population growth without proper infrastructure growth. Our roads, subways, commuter rails, airports and bus system are ...Jump to post
So what is the big draw in having AMZNHQ2? Traffic? I now live with 2 and another one hiring for the 3rd facility close to the DFW Airport. It really sucks. Back to back truck traffic 24/7. Many bought their homes here for the schools and still continue to do so. Also at many nice homes people now ...Jump to post
Sure, they would have survived, but several would have been only marginally profitable if at all and we would have seen more bankruptcies. Thinking of it only from consumer point of view seems inherently selfish to me - you want your cheap tickets and comfortable seats but you don't give a crap if t...Jump to post