As for these charters if they’re arranged last minute I bet the airlines make an absolute killing off of these trips. It’s government. If they were last minute corporate charters, then I would agree. Delta makes money from them but I doubt it’s an “absolute killing.” From an onboard experience pers...Jump to post
So assuming MCE is counted with economy, that is 30/21/234 (285) on AA vs QFs 42/28/166 (236). For noting, the LAN config is 30/54/220 (304) (config 1 anyway, config 2 has small J/W differences). LAN is also a good noted one, potentially EVA as well has a touch over 300. Maybe TK, but VA have a rea...Jump to post
While the 787 or A350 may not be optimal for transcon flights, does having one type serving both domestic transcon and international provide utilization efficiencies that offset the deficiencies?Jump to post
Some questions that are vague on the PDF: 1. Are they expanding the headhouse out over the current departure drop-off road? The PowerPoint makes it looks like they are, and then building a new departure drop-off road above the current arrivals road. 2. Will the domestic baggage claim facility stay ...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?Jump to post
This is the perfect opportunity to quickly rebrand.Jump to post
TBH I think the 789 is the best aircraft here particularly if they want to still do SYD/MEL-PER runs, Make BNE/MEL-LAX daily and if there is a need they can run additional peak season ex SYD-LAX if they are allowed with the DL partnership. They have tried to grow with HKT/JNB/AUH/HKG etc and failed...Jump to post
Today VA CEO has indicated that Virgin could place an order to replace the existing widebodies that start coming off lease in 2024. Both the 6 A332’s and 5 77W’s would be replaced by a single fleet being either 787 or A350. Personally the 787 would be better, both BNE and MEL to LAX could allow the...Jump to post
Does VA have any realistic growth routes to the US?
Does VA have any realistic growth elsewhere?
Wow, very interesting. Floor space management is going to be tricky with Sky Nest. I hope they will get it right. Sky Couch is not a huge hit, I thought it would be a huge hit on load restricted flights. Just NZ and Air Astana tried and no one else. Do we know why? Difficult to sell two seats for t...Jump to post
Couple of questions spring to mind: 1. Does this require regulatory approvals in US, EU or other jurisdictions (India?). Can this fall through like the LATAM tie up due to some obscure regulatory agency holding their nose? 2. How will BA react if this threatens their feed to the Indian subcontinent...Jump to post
Side note, but related.
SAS is S.A.S., not Sas
EVA is E.V.A., not Eva
Is TAP T.A.P., not Tap? Or are people referring to the airline as Air Portugal?
In four weeks AS will have all of T2 at SFO to itself, although they seem to be shrinking. Meanwhile B6 now has more room to grow at Harvey Milk - did AS really stymie B6 growth potential? No they won't have all of T2 to themselves...AS is getting 2 or 3 additional gates but UA is getting the rest....Jump to post
Detroit313 wrote:This is a huge win for Alaska, American Airlines and the OneWorld alliance. If Delta had struck such a deal, this forum would be flooded with thousands of threads praising Delta.
This will be very good for AS and AA. And DL is not sitting idly by. There will be a response to this. 1) Look for a select partnership with WN on specific routes. 2) Also, remember, not all Asian carriers are satisfied in their respective alliances. Someone is going to jump. 3) Deal teams are very...Jump to post
Still have doubts on the success of SEA-BLR. Granted they are doing the thing that DL-AS did at-first, buddy up using AS's domestic feed. BA's LHR has been there. So it's just one flight compared to an entire NW induced transpac network that DL built the hub upon. Personally would like Delta metal ...Jump to post
DL never intended to make SEA an SFO-like mega hub. LAX and SEA will work together. If DL wants to build up TPAC business, they will need another strong JV partner, similar to KE. KE plus the other third rate SkyTeam partners is not the answer. AA will also not turn SEA into an SFO-like mega hub. AA...Jump to post
Now, out of nowhere, Alaska attacks, uses American to help pay for the IAF , figures it's better to make friends and not frenemies and creates a deal that takes full advantage of a constrained airport. Please provide more context. This sounds like the delayed IAF is due to Alaska not providing fund...Jump to post
DL didn't add more flights because they didn't want to, not because of gate restrictions. Last year alone SEA added flights to HKG on CX, SIN on SQ, and NRT on JL. Interesting. CX, SQ and JL didn’t care about the international arrivals experience but DL did? What’s the real reason DL hasn’t added m...Jump to post
As time progresses, I hope AS being in AA Colors / Livery doesn't happen. Alaska needs to stay - ALASKA! I think before you see AS in AA livery you will see AA influence on AS in a lot of ways. Enhancements... We’re listening to you... To better serve our customers... We’re offering you more option...Jump to post
I think the point that people are missing is that outside a few select markets, DL has decided that ULH flying is not in the companies best interest. UA, and to a lesser extent AA, have decided otherwise. Time will tell who is correct, but ULH flights are very costly to operate and it really only m...Jump to post
The scent I remember from childhood was a unique blend of coffee and peanuts... Eau de Avion ! Today it’s more of a blend of subway + scented commercial cleaner. It’s a smell you’d recognize anywhere if blindfolded, similar to recognizing the smell of Home Depot or Lowe’s if you walked in blindfolded.Jump to post
So realistically, Boeing are looking at a grounding lasting 18 months at least. Can a 50 year-old design ever recover from that? By comparison, the DC-10 was only three years old when it was going through something similar. I think the MAX is now at 50/50 whether it will ever fly again. Those are s...Jump to post
And now that big accounts with SEA base have more reason to pick AS due to their membership into OW, what is DL's plan? Every company I have worked for has had preferred airline partners, not preferred airline alliances. The contracts were negotiated at the airline level, not with the alliance. All...Jump to post
WN HQ is an absolute cluster. I doubt DL wants anything to do with WN. DL’s challenge now is not US flow to feed its Asia Pacific network. It is its Asia Pacific network that is the problem. AA’s challenge was the opposite. Poor western US flow. AA/AS is less about SEA, which is making everyone on h...Jump to post
Delta pilots obviously collectively bargain. Outside of dispatch the other divisions do not. Either way, the comparison of generous is more relevant to the pilot profession and peers at competitors, not fellow employees with different skill-sets. Was just curious. Ed Bastian’s peer set is not the p...Jump to post
The pilots don't have a 401k match. They have a defined contribution (every $100 earned, company contributes $16 to their 401k). Meaning the pilots get Delta’s contribution whether they contribute or not? Is there a NQDC plan that the pilots are eligible to participate in? Yes, no pilot contributio...Jump to post
AA and AS are currently co-located at SFO in T2. It was my understanding that AA was going to move to the new portion of T1. I wonder if AA and AS will remain in T2 or co-locate in T1.Jump to post
People like me in 2007 had a value built up to $507000 taken away and given $ 80000 in a 401 to rebuild. I will do great but 1/2 of the value calculated by Delta when I was hired. So ALL of my PS goes into 401/Roth and some type of retirement to rebuild what the airline took. Putting it all in your...Jump to post
Don’t get me wrong, I love the airline and my family has been with Delta since the 50s...not a better airline out there. The internal matters are staggering...you should see what they just did...... can’t say due to company policy...shocking... What?? What do you mean by”internal matters” and “stag...Jump to post
BLR is just one of those airport codes that I want to misinterpret every time.
Every time I see BLR I think Belarus not Bangalore.
This is a "win-win". American needs Alaska's strength on the West Coast (and, arguably, to Hawaii), and Alaska needs American's in the rest of the country. This will keep Alaska's frequent flyers happy by giving them more options, and American's by also doing the same thing. That simple. ...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] I wonder if AA will soon drop the SEA-LAX flights, with the partnership. Huh? That makes literally zero sense. Why would AA add an Intl gateway at SEA but then cut flights to SEA on their own metal? If anything I'd expect AA to expand their LAX-SEA service! Who knows, maybe AA will j...Jump to post
I predict three scenarios: 1) Alaska-American alliance is a success and keeps Delta amicably at bay (and Delta is ok with that.) 2) Delta and Alaska-American alliance coexist, but is an archival scene not like any seen before! 3) This marks the end of Alaska, American takes over, other airlines cry...Jump to post
KlimaBXsst wrote:Does anyone know if their is a % limit of how many aircraft an individual OneWorld membership airline MAY paint upon their fleet?
SEAflyer97 wrote:speedbird52 wrote:Top ten anime plot twists.
SEATAC Is going to need a whole new terminal now. Maybe on the 34L/16R side?
The master plan is to build a new terminal w/ 19 gates at the current bus gate/cargo area. It will be built around 2027-2030.
They don't need to build a hub there, they have AS... Without a central mountain hub like DEN or SLC, a split PHX/SEA strategy with AS using their established loyalty and FF base could compete better with PHX reinforcing the American southwest than alone At least this ends any hopes of PHX landing ...Jump to post
Well, LAX is a terrible place as an TPAC gateway. With the current events, LAX-PEK/PVG are gone and probably never coming back. They could try SEA-PEK/PVG. SEA is a better location to handle AA/AS connection traffic than LAX. While LAX is a much larger market, they were clearly losing huge amount o...Jump to post
I can’t imagine this caught DL off-guard. No doubt they analyze competitive risk assessments and scenarios for all of their major operations. I would be surprised if DL does not have a plan to address this — whether it includes a response or not. AA and DL are weak TPAC players with DL having mostly...Jump to post
Any data on DL/JV Partners/SkyTeam Members vs AS/AA/JV Partners/oneworld Members to international destinations from SEA? Destinations, flights, passengers, revenue?Jump to post
United’s operation at EWR is impressive. I also think that the actual piers of terminal C are pretty nice and once the clubs are all renovated, those will be nice too. I also love JFK T4. It’s not perfect, especially the walk to the commuter jets. But it’s bright, airy, and pretty clean. I love the...Jump to post
I don’t understand why they can’t just leave Terminal 1 alone and build a new small terminal on the T2/T3 site. When taking into account the space of T1, T2 and T3, simply building a new terminal on the T2/T3 site would be an ineffective use of real estate. PANYNJ is trying to maximize the limited ...Jump to post
Are there any plans to rename/re-number the terminals, since so many of them will be demolished/consolidated ? (T2 / T3 / T6 / T7 gone, T1 / T4 / T5 / T8 remaining) I don't imagine that they will re-number the terminals since jetblue has spent a lot of money with the T5 branding. T3 just doesn't ha...Jump to post
Looks like it's happening, just announced by Delta: https://news.delta.com/planned-expansion-new-york-jfks-terminal-4-unify-delta-operations-add-16-new-gates Planned expansion at New York-JFK’s Terminal 4 to unify Delta operations, add 16 new gates I wonder how the design has changed from this one ...Jump to post
Any existing or new network connectivity with LA?Jump to post
Let’s hope Delta doesn’t infringe upon AA’s Race To The Bottom® tagline.Jump to post
I flew in “F” from ATL-IAH (seat 2D) A319 registration N352NB and I can tell you that was the “tightest” seat pitch in “F” that I’ve ever experienced. I can’t imagine why DL made the seat pitch so horrible on this aircraft! But I do love the current “F” seat pitch on A320/321’s, M90’s and the 75’s....Jump to post