Teslerati's take on the 10% (600+) redundancies.For a website that loves Spacex ( and why not) there are some pretty harsh words on the way they went about it. Yeah, sounds to me like a few senior people in HR needed to go, so they went for a pretty soulless approach. SpaceX has a lot of eyes and a...Jump to post
Looks who's back! https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/stalled-international-air-cargo-facility-planned-for-lambert-back-on/article_22cbbcc2-c66c-5b4b-8bbe-bea54433ee4e.html 700 new jobs "put St. Louis on the map as an international logistics air hub." Doesn’t seem like that building i...Jump to post
Fair points across the board, but what I'm really worried about is what the horseshoe, Century, and Sepulveda will look like prior to the APM opening up. You'll have the far right lane within the horseshoe taken out for DL's new headhouse in front of both T2 and T3, you'll have Century lanes shut d...Jump to post
zeke wrote:Dr. Peters Group expects an overall return of 145 to 155 per cent for investors in DS funds 129 and 130 after that.
teachpdx wrote:PG actually built USM and they are by far the dominant carrier to Koh Samui. I’d say that’s pretty preferential.
What % of an airline's cost is sales and customer service? If you can keep distribution fees as margin and avoid as many expensive employees as possible, that might be a significant advantage in the marketplace if direct operating costs are similar to competitors. Looking at Delta's 10Q, the obviou...Jump to post
I thought I had seen flat carousels with an indirect feed from the bagroom before-- it was more automation heavy (read $$?), but it worked pretty well. Can't for the life of me figure out where it was though. I'm actually surprised there hasn't been more innovation in bag claims though. It would see...Jump to post
I could see PER-HNL happening, but anything else is a long shot at best. Logistically, that would add a lot of US cities one-stop, without dedicating two planes to the route.Jump to post
Wish I had a chance to do the Superferry. Oh well. Are the waters really rougher than HK-Macau though? 2m seas seems to be the normal-bad in both places, although I haven't sailed through the Pailolo channel. But, the reality is that the planes used for inter-island will do mainland legs to balance ...Jump to post
mffoda wrote:Another article to add to the discussion...
https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/bo ... b88994564z
A little off topic, but related . . . Just went through LAX T7 recently and hadn’t been through there in a while. They did a great job at reallocating space and combining 2-3 checkpoints into one. Yes, they had to sacrifice space originally used for other things, but in doing so freed up a lot of s...Jump to post
Some of the flare events are pretty significant-- the ones you can hear from miles away and that light up the night sky like it is daylight. Those don't happen too often, but when they do they air gets pretty bad and it is quite a spectacle. Still blows my mind that homes across Rosecrans can go for...Jump to post
I still like the idea of a single-deck, “combi” 8-abreast ovoid without a real lower cargo hold to be able to address whatever needs are required.Jump to post
LAX is certainly not full from operational point of view. Unless it grows dramatically in connecting traffic or a new common-use remote check-in terminal that can shuttle people via airside transport gets built, I would say the horseshoe is well beyond capacity. Hope the APM construction doesn't ma...Jump to post
Is the new Terminal Vertical Core going to replace the airside tunnel between 4 and 5? The tunnel access is way too limited for current fire codes, so any expansion would seem to pose a challenge. Plus, the opportunity to improve space and flow similar to T7 would seem like a shame to lose.Jump to post
Really hate the new numbering scheme... seems so arbitrary. Get rid of letters for baggage claim, add them to gates, reverse the historical gate numbering sequence. While they were at it I would have expected them to re-designate dropoff lobbies with random petroglyphs.Jump to post
1K with United, but fly Delta a lot. United has a better airport experience at LAX now, with the remodels nearly complete and the new Club... and the T6/7 bypass loop on the departures level drive. They need to get Polaris on a lot more planes though, and I would agree with others that feel IFE need...Jump to post
Anybody else break their headphones with the new Polaris seats? While it is an improvement over the old location behind the headrest, my QC20's were damaged when the seat repositioned. A couple close calls with my backup headphones with setting my arm on the armrest as well.Jump to post
We generally fly domestic first class even for short runs, for a number of reasons. If an airline didn't offer it, we would stop using them for both short runs and longer (more profitable) flights. Most of our shorter flights might be complimentary upgrades, but it makes a difference in our overall ...Jump to post
Global Entry here, and just this morning after a long flight I couldn't figure out where the check box was for declaring items. Especially painful when half the machines are broken and everyone is crammed in tight. With the paper form I always declared something as a CYA based on past experience, bu...Jump to post
@compensateme The point is to look at what you will be stuck spending trying to solve the problem another way. Landside access roads are out of capacity, Sepulveda tunnel as well, T0 would make it worse. There is no alternative to the APM unless you want to commercialize Pershing and dig a tunnel fo...Jump to post
While there are many challenges, with a sharp focus I will be the contrarian and say it might work. Say "AirMidwest," connecting IND, STL, MCI,SGF, MEM, BNA, TYS, LEX, and a couple hubs and you might be able to address legs in the ~200-250nm range directly. Still amazes me there are no dir...Jump to post
Wasn't there a plan to actually produce rockets at Boca Chica too, or was that something else? They really dont have much property in Boca Chica; the launch pad and hangar with required separation take up most of the site. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/SpaceX_private_launch_fa...Jump to post
The bigger, underlying problem is the high cost of these career cat ranchers. Sitting at the top of the payscale for 25+ years and being less productive/enthusiastic than someone fresh off the street is a problem the airline can't shake with lawyers like these. I have to say, I have had pretty good...Jump to post
Can the market (hotels etc) take a 10% increase in passenger numbers? Every time I go to HI (annually) all the resorts are at 100% occupancy. Not all year round, but there is plenty of vacancy for ~40+ weeks per year. If you add in VRBO and their ilk, especially in the outlying islands, you should ...Jump to post
77H wrote:The Branch Manager made the point of saying "Mainland Bank". It was US Bank by the way, a well known banking institution throughout the country. Didn't matter to them one bit.
The vast majority of demand from the mainland U.S. to Hawaii originates on the West Coast. The four states on the West Coast sent more visitors to O'ahu in 2017 than all the states in the Central & Eastern time zones combined. Anecdotal, but I see Southwest opening up Hawaii for a lot more peop...Jump to post
Security is painfully slow in the Diamondhead concourse. It seems like it is because of a lack of security lanes. I wouldn’t really call it TSAs fault. The terminal was designed well before TSA. There’s literally no more room for more TSA lines. The current line is sandwiched between 2 concrete wal...Jump to post
muralir wrote:I seriously doubt they'll move the steam plant.
1337Delta764 wrote:One thing to wonder - Why doesn't Amazon run any ground linehaul routes between the Las Vegas area fulfillment centers and the Phoenix Sortation Center (PHX8)?
Stupid question I am sure, but do cargo operators use the bulk hold on the 737F's, or just main deck?Jump to post
It will also connect to the new light rail line currently under construction, offering a true connection to LA's expanding transit network. Ah yes, the old take-a-train-to-take-a-train solution so popular at US airports. Meanwhile, the rest of the world brings rail in-terminal and provides a one-se...Jump to post
LAXintl - so with the decline in parking revenue any chance a few bays of the parking garages can come down on either side of the horseshoe?Jump to post
Uber and Lyft are killing SuperShuttle and their ilk, so for each blue bus you used to see, now you have 4-8 additional cars. There aren't enough lanes in the horseshoe for it to work efficiently. The only thing that will have an impact is congestion charges for the loop, and a free alternative with...Jump to post
Legacy exit doors would be another 737 hold-out.Jump to post
Is there anything DEN can or will need to do to accommodate the higher percentage O&D long-term, such as with the train or baggage handling systems? It would seem to me that the structure poses long term challenges, but aside from some main terminal upgrades and concourse expansions it doesn't s...Jump to post
First time poster here so take it easy lol. Im curious...having seen the chaos that happened at JFK over the recent storm and all the congestion with so many planes, doesn't it demonstrate that airports are at capacity thus making the case for larger airplanes down the road. It takes much longer to...Jump to post
Personally, I think the biggest constraints are on landside and approach. I don't believe the AirTrain will do enough to solve the problem, and any O&D at TBIT make the problem significantly worse since those cars have to run the loop. AirTrain was intended to solve the mess of the rental car sh...Jump to post