People expressed similar views about Jetstar in the Asia Pacific. From a marketing perspective a bland logo allows the consumer to make a decision based more around price rather than the emotional aspects of brand, prestige, service, safety, etc. When you think about it any new,brand will take a mt...Jump to post
Why not brand it Iberia? Because to some people Iberia is a premium airline and they don't want to fly a premium airline. They would never fly Iberia, but they would fly Vueling or Level because that gives them the feeling of being cheap. Iberia doesn't. On the other hand there are people who are a...Jump to post
JetBlue hosted a Wall Street event last week to introduce their new CFO Steve Priest and this was one of the pieces of news that came out. Per comments of an analyst in attendance: Mr. Priest noted the E-190s are “expensive” aircraft and that they are ‘taking a good look’ at the role those planes h...Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:UK will get a better deal with the US than the EU will. Especially with the EU's backing of DY.
Will be nice to have US and UK flagged (and operated) aircraft serving TATL out of London again.
adamh8297 wrote:keitherson wrote:chrisnh wrote:Is BOS-YVR mostly cruise traffic?
There is some academia traffic from BOS par usual but it's mostly cruise traffic I'd imagine.
Skiing is better in BC than in New England too
The move from 3-3-3 to 3-4-3 in Y in the 77Ws is bad for passengers, but CX must have made a very thorough analysis of how that will improve their bottom line. I wonder whether that increase in seats will mean cutting some frequencies to markets such as LHR and LAX or not. There is no way in hell I...Jump to post
1. United lowers price of ticket $7. 2. AA/DL lower price of ticket $7. 3. UA now has less revenue than if they'd just left the fare the same and still skipped the meal. Maybe if they handed each passenger $7 as they boarded the plane and said "We have BoB - thank you for flying United", ...Jump to post
Well done to AA and DL. Shall we take bets on how long it takes UA to follow suit? So random thought. Why doesn't UA do the maths.........calculates how much per head a meal costs on average to give passengers in Y on these routes and instead of offering it, simply deduct the costs from the ticket?...Jump to post
What exactly does a SAS brand run in/by Ireland and not connected to its long-haul network to provide feed.. even do? Why even bother with the SAS brand at all? This is like, Alitalia starting flights in Africa because... why not? Well, at least if Alitalia did that they would be profitable. :stirth...Jump to post
The only thing worse than Delta fanboys are the anti-Delta fanboys who seem to complain nonstop in every thread about how Delta is an evil company that will destroy the industry, even when the topic is about Delta doing a good thing.
Get a life MSPNWA, your username really says it all.
Gotta admit. That's crazy impressive for ATL to be the worlds busiest and still have that on time performance. With it being the busiest airport in the qorld , of course! With it being a Delta hub with all of the on-time padding likes to do, just as all the other DL hubs in the top 5. CLT is really...Jump to post
http://www.nasdaq.com/article/boeing-and-juneyao-airlines-finalize-order-for-five-7879-dreamliners-20170216-01800 Most interestingly, given how they were just inaugurated into Star Alliance as the first special feeder ("connecting partner") airline, how is that going to be taken by the mem...Jump to post
Man did Delta royally screw up in the NYC-Tokyo market from its "Gateway to the World." UA and AA now have a presence from JFK to NRT and HND, UA also has EWR NRT and Delta offers a connection in DTW. Total screw up from Atlanta that many of us saw coming. Kudos to AA, UA and their partne...Jump to post
Just let the airline go bankrupt already. Stop wasting even more money. They've had consecutive years of capital injections from Etihad. There is no way you are going to turn this thing around.Jump to post
For me, as a passenger, I don't care about alliances. What I care about is, if there are two different airlines involved, that they interline my baggage and take care of me in the case of a missed connection. These days, even if you have tickets with two carriers in the same alliance, they can refu...Jump to post
Even take it from a Star Member like United's position. They get a ton out of the A++ JV with AC and the LH group of airlines (LH, LX, OS, soon to be SN) and their J+ JV with ANA. However, the forced alliance with Asiana actually is a competitor to J++ since they are forced to pro-rate a ticket sol...Jump to post
A lot of airlines are really being short-sighted in thinking that an alliance is useless because it doesn't generate them money like joint ventures do. Alliances offer fliers a more consistent product as well as excellent branding, especially for travelers flying outside the codeshare network. When ...Jump to post
Hard to beat this Chinese livery for beauty http://www.airliners.net/photo/Sichuan-Airlines/Airbus-A320-232/2594615?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRe%2BStS6kUEp39gK68AJh8tFidYYkoEPp3RsHd4/34K2U8tvx9VstoJEMrOlBByqs/DIaV3qifrJKME3HvhuGqJbVpxpG2HFOCcUhf39Rgf4SLLXRPcanAOi1MXV9eJmtLNwecJ4X2rYd%2BIgt4w%3D%3D You're kid...Jump to post
I'm not sure why American carriers are treating the CSeries as a replacement for the MDs and 717s, because their range is just spectacular. You can literally do JFK-SFO transcons where A320s struggle in the winter. JetBlue really should look at adding these into their fleet, because it gives them bo...Jump to post
How was this woman allowed to fly...Jump to post
I'm sure being in horribly cramped seats on the CrampLiner didn't help matters. When people are almost on top of each other due to airlines cramming seats like this, are we shocked to see such behavior? Yes, because flying business class definitely means passengers will be calm. http://www.cnn.com/...Jump to post
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/business/delta-air-lines-bans-trump-supporter-for-life-after-rude-remarks.html Oh yes, when it happens on United, it's UA's fault. How about these "free speech" advocates support people like those? UA was in every right and correct to do so. If I was on th...Jump to post
Considering AC/CX just launched a strategic partnership together, things are looking very good for the YVR-MIA launch. This would make perfect timing with the launch of the A350 for the third HKG-YVR daily. That might be true, but why would CX send a widebody from YVR-MIA when AC could just send an...Jump to post
Smart move. Who knows which provisions Trump will roll back on Cuba, if he ends up doing anything at all.Jump to post
Sounds pretty solid for Jet Airways frequent fliers. I'd imagine many will now have a serious look at crediting to Delta instead of the hodgepodge Etihad equity partners alliance.Jump to post
AA and CX are not allowed in a JBA because of the U.S.-HK air treaty. I assure you that if the air treaty became Open Skies, AA would immediately scramble to have CX join. Any claim that CX is "upset" otherwise is utter nonsense. CX can't be upset at AA because of the law that AA did not ...Jump to post
Iberia does not have much of a premium reputation anyways... launching a LCC configuration affiliated with them would not damage their brand. Vueling is a better choice because of Catalonia's regional identity, but that's not a deal breaker. After all, people in Montreal still fly Air Canada.Jump to post
Two factors here: China and American Airlines. Cathay is under long-term threat from Mainland Chinese carriers dumping capacity on the NA-Asia market and their continuous growth, launching even secondary city markets. (Vancouver to Zhengzhou, anyone?) Even no-name carriers in NA like Sichuan Airline...Jump to post
For the love of god maybe now AM will move their operations to the DL terminals at LAX and JFK... always such a mess to connect.Jump to post
How is Air Seychelles and Jet Airways doing? Seriously, this Hunter strategy is a big mess. I can't even keep track of all the equity stakes that Etihad has, let alone manage. There's absolutely no coherence, integration, or any noticeable benefit to the consumer.Jump to post
That doesn´t make it outdated. It makes it denser. You talked about an outdated J seat. I find it very modern, comfortable and of good overall quality. Fair point. The seat itself is new, but it's the airline configuration that is outdated. Even sardine can configurations in Y still use new Recaro ...Jump to post
Outdated? It´s been introduced 3 years ago. And to me it looks like a really solid product. Definitely better than the previous one. It´s not a first class. Lufthansa still offers First Class on part of its long haul fleet. Outdated in the Year Of Our Lord 2016. Nearly every carrier has lie-flat, a...Jump to post
Just like the 330/340 Fleet. That doesn't change the fact, that it is the same seat in an outdated 2-2-2 configuration. It also doesn't change the fact that LH puts an outdated J seat in their brand new 350s. Outdated? It´s been introduced 3 years ago. And to me it looks like a really solid product...Jump to post