The customer probably deserved it. Props to the Delta crew member for having a backbone. American consumers are such snowflakes.Jump to post
If you're talking about North and Central America, only MEX, SJO and PTY have daily flights on IB (MEX even twice daily). Other places like SAP, GUA and SAL don't have that luxury, not to mention MGA. GUA and SAL are five times a week on IB in a triangular routing, SAP has currently Air Europa, GUA...Jump to post
JAX is not a tourist draw unlike Orlando or Miami/Fort Lauderdale or Tampa or even Sarasota or Fort Myers. The population is not particularly diverse and there are relatively few immigrants compared to Florida's bigger cities - there are no flights to Latin America from JAX. The only international f...Jump to post
Put the 380s on the route; if anyone complains about reduced frequency they can go dealJump to post
I’m not too surprised JFK-NAP and PMO are being dropped. The immigrant VFR component from Sicily and southern Italy is aging and dying off, and their children and grandchildren just don’t have those family ties to the montherland anymore, no matter how many I’m-so-proud-to-be Italian in-your-face gu...Jump to post
People are forgetting the elephant in the room - we Americans just don't have the propensity for long-haul international travel that Europeans, Australians,East Asians or even Canadians do. We don't have a month of vacation time to spare. Our travel patterns seem to be changing with the rise of Mill...Jump to post
Several posters in this thread have a very clear anti-Catalonia bend. This forum is for aviation discussion only, and it would be nice if folks can stick of facts or speculate in value-neutral terms. I don't come hear to read politics, and especially not these politics. Politics are fun to talk abo...Jump to post
KBP-LAX isn’t that far fetched. Large population of Ukrainians here in SoCal and SU already runs 777s to LAXJump to post
HA is heavily O&D based, not so much hub-based. Its international destinations are geared towards inbound tourism and not so much about connections. There is too little demand from Latin America for HA to justify flying there.Jump to post
I’m disgusted by all the male privilege and toxic masculinity I’ve seen in some of these posts in this topic.Jump to post
Never ceases to amaze me how West LA centric some of the people on here are. Nobody is arguing that people from the western areas probably would not trek out to ONT, but greater LA is so huge and diverse that the businesses in the SGV/OC and IE of which there are thousands would probably flock to t...Jump to post
With all due respect LAXIntl - you get the number of pax on current CI and BR flights with O&D from TPE are generally either San Gabriel Valley (SGV) or Orange County. Granted the 77W is a HUGE issue, if CI right size this to an A350 this may do very well. When I say SGV this isn't bargain base...Jump to post
I hope this route does well with the loads of Taiwanese, Chinese, Filipinos and Vietnamese in the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire and the growing business ties with Asia. Business travel isn't everything. The vast majority of international travelers are price-sensitive in cattle class. Why ...Jump to post
Seanster59 wrote:continental004 wrote:lesfalls wrote:I'm surprised about EWR-OPO. Is the market really big enough for both the likes of UA and TP?
Portugal is the next big thing in European tourism!
Lisbon is horrendously crowded in the summer. Portugal has been a huge thing for decades for Europeans.
It's that colonial legacy, y'allJump to post
I live between LAX and ONT, so for both: From LAX: AGP - IB or DY BGI - AA or B6 BIO - IB or DY BKK - TG BOM - AI BRU - SN CMN - AT CPT - any airline EDI - DY EZE - AR, AA or DL GIG - AA or JJ GUM - UA JNB - any airline LIS - TP MRS - any airline MXP - AZ or DY NCE - any airline OPO - TP PPG - any a...Jump to post
Sad that TXL-LAX is being cut for the second time in less than a decade. Berlin is one of my favorite cities and I'm sad the route couldn't work. Maybe Norwegian can pick up TXL-LAX and TXL-SFO?Jump to post
Not enough connecting traffic from YQB to Europe? How many non-Star connecting options are left from YQB to Europe?Jump to post
. People (Americans) don't have the same lust to visit Portugal as they do many other parts of Europe. I think Portugal is yet to be fully discovered! Lisbon is a fabulous city in so many ways. and I hope it stays that way and doesn't become a Venice, Rome, or Barcelona swamped with obnoxious Ameri...Jump to post
Ummmm...no. Whatever happened to personal responsibility and accountability? And more than anything there needs to be a change...no, wait that's not good enough...a REVOLUTION in British drinking culture. Ha ha ha. Binge drinking is not a new problem in the U.K. https://www.gov.uk/government/public...Jump to post
Ummmm...no. Whatever happened to personal responsibility and accountability? And more than anything there needs to be a change...no, wait that's not good enough...a REVOLUTION in British drinking culture.Jump to post
Edinburgh and Glasgow ought to share an airport. The two cities are only an hour apart from each other.Jump to post
It's almost shocking that none of the news outlets in Portugal have reported this as of this morning. just lots of bickering about the new administration and the close encounter with a drone. As beautiful as this livery is I have to question the decision to fly this plane to Brazil and Africa. This...Jump to post
I just finished a trip to the Basque Country - Bilbao, Pamplona for the San Fermin festival, San Sebastián, and Biarritz across the border in France. The scenery was gorgeous, the cities were cool and the food was divine! In San Sebastián I was surprised to see so many Anglophone visitors, especiall...Jump to post
What is the draw to Austin, TX which merits service to both LHR and LGW? I bet that Norwegian is trying to draw in college students and the large amount of budget conscious young white people that like to travel. And why do they have to be white? Plenty of young POC from the United States are budge...Jump to post
MNL is too low-yiedling. PR and the other Asian airlines do the job well. Filipinos are a price-sensitive market.Jump to post
ipodguy7 wrote:Further, Porsche has its NA HQ right outside of Atlanta, that must drive quite a few J seats.
What about Norwegian to Canada? Surprised no one has mentioned them; they would be the ones to fly Scandinavia-Canada.Jump to post
To be honest I'd have thought they would have done LAX-ICN first I would've too.... hence being rather curious at to the source of this claim. I'm surprised too, but I'm not at the same time. LAX-ICN is very competitive with multiple daily A380s. KE and OZ have an iron grip on the market, TG just e...Jump to post
Barcelona is an extremely popular tourist destination and lacks business traffic = low cost heaven. Don't know the answer but I can guesstemate. Barcelona is a beautiful city with a lot of tourism, so that might be why. Barcelona is also rich and has a good economy, young people, Barcelona is the S...Jump to post
Entitlement and body shaming at its finest.Jump to post
PER-LHR should be on the agenda before SYD-CDG (already fragmented as it is) and MEL-FCO (same, plus older VFR traffic will be dying off).
The VFR O&D traffic for PER-UK is already very much there, and PER can absorb connecting passengers from the rest of Australia.
I would be surprised if either Paris or Rome are non-stop, in particular if Rome is non-stop. Wouldn't Perth non stop to London be a bigger priority? It is less mileage than Sydney to New York City. Why in the world would anyone in AU want to transit at Perth Why not? It makes pure geographic sense...Jump to post
IMO Norwegian spurred SAS's intercontinental expansion. Just a few years ago SAS's intercontinental network, especially outside of CPH, was very limited. The Scandinavian market, for its size, is a huge travel market and SAS needed to expand to compete.Jump to post
TXL-LAX failed with a larger O&D market and a OW at both ends; how will TXL-SFO be any different?Jump to post