The Concorde never had a 1:1 replacement, either.Jump to post
I highly doubt there was not collusion of some sort, but there is little evidence at this point. Perhaps discovery would turn up something. Considering how long it takes Air Canada's IT to do the most basic of things, the fact that they pulled this off days after WestJet announced the fees, is highl...Jump to post
This was my last year as EP on AA. The airline and program went completely downhill after the merger. Which is a real shame, because I switched to AA from UA as a 1K. UA also went completely downhill after the merger. Here's to hoping that the same thing won't happen to AS...Jump to post
For the Airbus A350, it was designed for and remains 3-3-3 with 18" seat width. There is already a 10 abreast A350 in the works despite it being a LCC. How long after EIS was it until the first 10 abreast 777? Not this quick. I've flown on each of the following configured types on at least 2 d...Jump to post
The Boeing 787 used to be 8-across in 2-4-2, and sold that way, but the majority of airlines now do 9-across. That means 17" seat width or less. The only exception is JAL. Similarly, the Boeing 777-300ER used to be 9-across in 3-3-3 configuration, and now virtually every airline is retrofitting...Jump to post
if Avianca would enter the market they would easily overcome AC. much better airline with much better planes and service. but i guess most of the traffic is leisure and thats why it became a rouge flight. The problem is with the flying patterns of Canadians. They seem stubbornly loyal to AC even wh...Jump to post
You forgot about the part where they run only one aircraft type without any long-haul! AS has new planes 737-800/900/900ER's the 700's are going soon. Then AAG also is buying E-175's & already owns Q-400's. So that's three types. That AAG operates, plus the 30 E-175's operated by OO. They fly a...Jump to post
All of them have long-haul service to the US, but correct me if I am wrong, they are not part of the JVs/ATIs for NA-EU services. Why?Jump to post
Not a huge surprise to those who fly AS. Their main hubs tend to not have too many weather related issues, and aside from dealing with some increased holds for gate space at SEA, they run a tight ship. Congrats! Keep up the good work! You forgot about the part where they run only one aircraft type ...Jump to post
VN can't even process seat assignments let alone meet the IT requirements of a Star carrier.Jump to post
LCY is the prime example, which what SWISS had in mind for the aircraft. LCY of course can handle BA's A318 too.
Are there any other airports?
I was hopeful of YTZ's expansion given the noise abatement improvements from the CS100 but few politicians were on board with it.
This is what happens when you try to do something the cheap way. Lets get cheap planes, have them serviced in a cheap place for a cheap price and then try to compete with AC with lots of transoceanic experience. You buy cheap you get cheap thrown right back at you. Serves Westjet right for trying t...Jump to post
ZKNCL wrote:gregn21 wrote:I assume totally new branding would be necessary.
So a big unprofitable mess can lose even more money?
On another note, I wonder will the new airline end up in oneworld or skyteam Likely neither, and will just stay in the Etihad equity partner group. It will be a disappointment to the thousands of Chinese people who abusively status matched to airberlin Gold just for oneworld Sapphire status to the ...Jump to post
Way too early for a Bombardier announcement!Jump to post
Sounds like you only get ULCC customers cause all the legacy carriers in the US have free snacks and drinks in coach and free meals in F. The whole premise of this thread is rather hilarious as the guy who started it has apparently only ever flown Spirit domestically. You realize they just bought b...Jump to post
Sadly, the use of narrowbody for long-haul low-yield routes is the future. I'm not talking about a WOW Air/Icelandair/Copa kind of network, but airlines fitting planes to markets instead of geography. For example, Qatar flies A319/A320s to many destinations in Europe, as well as Gulf Air and Oman Ai...Jump to post
I'm going to talk just from the passenger perspective. For me, an ULCC is one that charges for carry-on. Basically, it's an unavoidable fee for 99% of passengers. I would group Spirit, Frontier, and Allegiant in this category. In Europe, that's just Wizz Air. I would also call WOW Air a ULCC given t...Jump to post
It's pretty balanced in terms of quality. From an American-centric view, all airline alliances have terrible US airlines and great partners. Coverage is very different though. I need to fly from Sao Paulo to Auckland, and looking at Skyteam options, I had to touch 4 continents to get there: South Am...Jump to post
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israe ... SKCN0Z81KD There is challenge from the Jordanian side about Israel's new to-be-opened airport serving the Eilat region, which is 10km away from Jordan's own Aqaba airport. There is history behind this: Aqaba airport in Jordan was supposed to be a joint int...Jump to post
A lot of ex-YVR transatlantic traffic is also fed through YYC and YEG. Even Air Transat has domestic feeder flights for this. YVR on the other hand, has a very high amount of international service for a city of its size, particularly to secondary cities in China from the huge amount of Chinese peopl...Jump to post
By "LCC model" I mean: point-to-point network, Navitaire/ticketless system, high fleet utilization, singular aircraft type, non-unionized crew, unbundled add-ons. The closest I could think would be Porter Airlines in YTZ. Their clientele is largely business or business-targeted. Many legac...Jump to post
In Canada, Sunwing and Air Transat are both scheduled and charter operators. Sunwing also flies YVR-YYZ during the low seasons and fills up on domestic travellers. Whether these leisure airlines pick up "flight only" passengers seems to be how well marketed they are on GDS. Air Transat is ...Jump to post
One thing I noticed from the better-run airlines is their music selection. It's part of an attention-to-detail mentality that many airlines overlook, and a sign of good management of the air passenger experience. Delta plays downtempo electronica music that you'd normally hear at a bar, it's very hi...Jump to post
That would be a smart move to do. Since there is not much significant market overlap and also a different airplane type, I'd imagine most benefits of the merger will come later on down the road. As many speculated, Alaska buying Virgin is more about denying JetBlue from becoming an even bigger playe...Jump to post