Just a side note - AUS-RDU is still in the schedule after being cut right after the MAX debacle started. It is initially scheduled to be on a MAX8 but will switch to a -700 so therefore it will hopefully return at the very least in June should the MAX still be grounded.Jump to post
I've done a quick look at many of SAN's skeds and even though there's nothing terribly major, there are a few changes: > looks like WN is dropping 2 SAN routes - MKE and GEG. MKE was very marginal so not too surprising and it looks like AS has successfully chased WN off GEG; > WN is remaining at on...Jump to post
There are some good ones in this schedule release: Atlanta Effective June 7, 2020, Southwest will fly seasonal service daily between: Atlanta and Charleston, S.C. Atlanta and Panama City, Fla. Atlanta and Norfolk, Va. With these new additions, the carrier will operate 135 weekday departures during t...Jump to post
BUR has a max taxi weight of 180,000lb. A loaded A321NEO flying a transcon weighs in a bit higher than that. Oops. The plane was there once in November and is scheduled again throughout January. Not buying that explanation. BUR does indeed have a max weight of 180,000. I just looked it up. Not sure...Jump to post
They seem to be all over the map with their BOS strategy. Will be interesting to see if DL and B6 respond. DL, B6, and WN already fly BOS-AUS. Yes, but they still have to respond to the competition. Will they lower fares to keep their base? Will they increase frequencies? Will they upgauge or even ...Jump to post
for DL, SJC, PDX, LGA, and TPA (apparently). I would wait a while though... WN adding Saturday-only AUS-LGA nonstop service is a possibility since the LGA perimeter rule allows Saturday-only nonstop flights out of LGA to beyond-perimeter domestic destinations. WN might be able to make Saturday-only...Jump to post
DCA is not possible, it's beyond perimeter. MCO is a bloodbath right now. It'd be a disaster. In that regard, any addition would be a disaster since there is hardly a city left in the US that doesn't have nonstop service from Austin. Worse, many of our nonstops are covered by more than 1 carrier. I...Jump to post
It's still considerably cheaper to truck cargo to/from DFW, IAH and SAT to AUS. AUS never has done well when it comes to air cargo. DL continues it's steady growth by adding frequency and upgauging. For October '19 DL passengers totaled 212,138, up 13.2% compared to October '18. For January – Octob...Jump to post
http://austintexas.gov/news/october-2019-passenger-cargo-traffic-austin-bergstrom For a rolling twelve month period, the airport has now exceeded 17 million passengers. Pretty nuts. Do you know when each runway is going to shut down next year for upgrades and renumbering? Are we going to 18/36 L&am...Jump to post
If it would print money, they'd be doing it. Nobody is trying to go from DFW/IAH on a red eye that would clock in at 2.5 hours. The existing red eyes to TX from CA are absolutely horrendous. If you leave LAX at 12 you could easily arrive in IAH at around 4:30. The 5 AM departures can get you to all ...Jump to post
It looks like BA flight 83 on Tuesday from LHR to ABV (Abuja, Nigeria) had to turn back while over the English channel. Does anyone know why? https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ba83#22fc049c If you watch the playback it was actually only in the air for about 50 minutes. For some reason the ...Jump to post
According to SAN history 1983 : United Airlines began offering daily flights from San Diego to Honolulu, the first such regularly scheduled service to Hawaii. Obviously these flights must have stopped at some point. I lived in San Diego from 1997 to 2005 and I don't remember ever being able to fly ...Jump to post
They can; I've seen 321s there a couple of times. I wonder about the 752, but I'm willing to bet the 753 won't fit in there. EDIT: reply #415 by Wacko55 above has an article with an image of a 321 parked at said gates: https://airlinegeeks.com/2019/10/25/austin-lands-two-new-europe-routes-within-on...Jump to post
Seems like some sort of a paradox here that the WN 737s with deficient paperwork were all from China, yet China was the first country to slam down the grounding on the 737 MAX. China is hardly the poster child of common sense policy. Agreed. But of course the US isn't any more, either. If we ever w...Jump to post
Southwest bought ~10 aircraft from Westjet. As a huge stretch... the only foreign language from that purchase would be French, and only if any of the maintenance was done in Montreal... I believe the frames in question are the China Southern, China United Airlines, and China Eastern ones, rather th...Jump to post
Terminal is currently closed:
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Has to do with the "virtual" tower not being ready yet Why would a control tower have any affect in an airline serving an airport? Because when G4 served FNL last time around, it was an operational nightmare due to the general aviation activity around the airport. Lots of TCAS conflicts a...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:speedbird52 wrote:Drop dead gorgeous. I feel like Air Canada is one of those airlines who have never had a bad livery.
What even that ghastly toothpaste effort?
WN is going to fly the routes that make the most money. The ones they currently have make money. They have a way different strategy than DL in ATL. There is an Anet obsession that they should be bigger than FL was in ATL. FL used ATL as their main connecting hub. They are not there to just run conne...Jump to post
clrd4t8koff wrote:Coalways wrote:LAXdude1023 wrote:IAH-SNA at 3x Daily? Pathetic.
As of today DL has 2flights a day from ATL to SNA
Depends on day of the week. Some days are 2x and others 3x ATL-SNA.
Simple answer:: airliners are twins, tris or quads and each requires a powerful rudder for the OEI case. Imagine the Vmcg and Vmca for a V-tail B777? Gf The Fouga CM 170 Magistar wasn’t an airliner but it was a twin jet with v tail. The thrust is almost centralized in one spot. On an airliner there...Jump to post
V-Tails can be temperamental. It was found that fuselages had to be extended longer than the conventional airplane design normally allowed. Otherwise they could be subject to "snaking." It was found that the advantage/disadvantage was moot and the added cost of design plus the possible nee...Jump to post
Here is the announcement of the new WN SAN to Hawaii nonstop routes and the WN seasonal nonstop routes that will be resuming in April 2020: https://www.swamedia.com/releases/release-f44ea89534cf441c116bebd6141e368b-southwest-airlines-extends-flight-schedule-through-june-6-2020-with-nonstop-service-...Jump to post
Haters gonna hate.Jump to post
Here come the quarterback CEO's! Good for Airbus on a 319NEO order.Jump to post
No no no haven't your heard WN has a horrible business model,since Herb Has passed and now the Max their on a express train to Chapter 7. Yep, and the only way to save the airline is to take in Airbus A220s so WN can fly smaller planes to smaller cities with less wealthy customers while still needi...Jump to post
This. The US merger stopped that trend. CLT, PHX, and PHL are still hubs and were not slashed. The fleets are still in place. The hubs are in place. Even the employees were spared. It's been nearly 5 years since the merger and not much has changed. This AA is much different than AA of 20 years ago....Jump to post
That said, AA buying AS would be a great move. They would just need to get past the AS board, which has always pushed back against a merger. AA buying AS would be great FOR DELTA. In 5 years AA would be down to 100 flights a day in SEA and down to nothing but flights to DFW, ORD, PHX, PHL, and CLT ...Jump to post
UA could certainly upgauge and free up gate space for ten or more new destinations. From FSDan's work on 2019 departures by hub: LAX CR2: 31 CR7: 7 E75: 22 320: 5 738: 20 739: 33 7M9: 8 752: 12 753: 11 789: 5 78J: 2 772: 4 Total = 160 62.5 % mainline https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=...Jump to post
thewizbizman wrote:Does anybody have a list of for sure MD90 routes? I got the chance to get on the 88 from ATL to PNS but I am still trying to sneak in an MD90 flight, I really don't want to end up having an equip change, however.
The number of people who'll pay $59 for this, but not $99 for the Gold AmEx, is probably pretty small. Given CHOWahoo's comment above, I suspect this is something they developed for corporate contracts, and then decided to sell for incremental revenue. I have both. The thing is if you have an Amex ...Jump to post
Unfortunately, this is a difficult situation to make an opinion on. We know that they have had issues with the union. The union has used smear tactics in the past. However, we also know that WN has been making considerable pushback towards the union and the mechanics. There could be some validity to...Jump to post
Not quite. He's saying that BA will swap equipment from the 77W to the 744 on 10/27/19, and instead of switching in March of 2020 to the 77W, it will remain a 747 until further notice. :checkmark: To put it another way, Speedbird will hopefully operate permanently as a 747 in and out of SAN beginni...Jump to post
The post above about the pilots of AS261 continuing flying instead of immediately diverting is sort of news to me. I have read a lot of info and yes I could have missed it, but I was almost certain they were trouble shooting the problem from the get go and did their best to just keep that airplane ...Jump to post
An AS maintenance employee had come forward to the feds as a whistleblower against the company and its cost cutting. There was an investigation underway at the time of the crash of 261. Not many airlines had an employee reporting against them as a whistleblower at the time of a major crash. His nam...Jump to post
Another airport that barely sees any is AUS. Looking at the flight schedule tomorrow they only have two DL CR9s from CVG and RDU. That's strange to me because I used to always fly from PHX-AUS (on HP/US/AA) and it was almost always on a CR9, and it seems like not long ago a lot of flights into that...Jump to post
Wasn't looking, I just heard them go over. Airbus speed brakes are fairly distinct. Then there’s the fuel tank vents that, apparently, if you live in an expensive enough SoCal neighborhood, are very loud to your tender ears. It seems that the neighborhoods around LAX are immune to such noise. Fuel ...Jump to post
DALMD80 wrote:Last night I heard several plane whistling as they went over. Not that weird, right? But then I heard two full-on SCREAMING, a super high pitched whine like a flute or something. I want to know what they were!
Has the suspect been identified yet? I scanned a few news sources and they all fail to name the woman. Name and photos of suspect below: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7548245/Shocking-moment-woman-refuses-Delta-flight-boarding-without-ticket-ID.html They were “taxiing down the runway “? ...Jump to post
The flights are currently loaded as 73G on weekdays and 757 on Saturdays. I guarantee they won't be flying the A321 into JAC. That PDF isn't accurate. Thanks for looking. Is MSP-JAC really done after January 5th? That would be a major loss. It was 2x daily at times this summer. JAC is a very season...Jump to post