Search found 1773 matches

by airzona11
Tue May 02, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 33442

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

The US3 through mergers and BK laws have hit a critical mass so to speak with their network. AA/UA are almost purely flying hubs, DL has a little bit more P2P, but at the end of the day, they need to squeeze margin and revenue growth out of their set hubs. There is always room for a disrupter or inn...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Tue May 02, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5561

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

My mom was a flight attendant @ UA in the 70s and has many fond memories of those flights, would have loved to fly back "in those days." The airfare was $278. OW. UA's 1947 fares were half that, Those who complain that tickets cost too much or premium cabins cost too much need to take noti...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switch 15 A321neo to A321ceo
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Re: JetBlue switch 15 A321neo to A321ceo

Strange. In long term savings of fuel the neo is a much better aircraft. Over the span of 10-20 years. What it does today is conserve capital. B7 has some concerns out with their earning and conserving capital is a smart move to hedge for some down cycle time. Plus, they know doubt can use this to ...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?
Replies: 79
Views: 16109

Re: Why many flight attendant in the US are very not customer friendly?

It all comes down to scale, how many more flight attendant "flights" are there in the US per day vs other countries? Break down each type of plane a carrier operates (to get number of flight attendants on board) multiplied by number of flights of that type per day and add them all up. I am...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A300's and A310's
Replies: 40
Views: 4817

Re: A300's and A310's

Would love to see domestic widebodies flying around again / greater numbers. But airlines would basically have to give them away aka not worth cost of producing. As an aviation fan, hypothetical Embraer / Bombardier or some other ventures should partner do launch a widebody. Having the binary A or B...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas
Replies: 72
Views: 19133

Re: Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

Relative parity of the Euro, new non stop options, marketing, etc will stimulate some demand. They will already be operating these aircraft, so there is mostly OpEx risk, and they have shown they are quick to change routes for more optimal routings. As NEOs and MAXs start to appear, this trend will ...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 123
Views: 33063

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

ahj2000 wrote:
Are those American flags on the wingtips? Those look great :D *coughamericancough*


That would be great!

Jump to post
by airzona11
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’
Replies: 152
Views: 28656

Re: Scott Kirby: Leaving New York’s JFK ‘Was the Wrong Decision’

The biggest question is why is he saying this? There has to be a play, not just an F U to the out going guy, bc that guy is laughing all the way to the bank while Kirby still has a business to run. Is AA the biggest benefactor or DL? DL has seen the most growth in NY, not AA. The high yield customer...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 21047

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Does anyone even remember the UA incident that sparked this thread? Millions of people have flown UA since this incident. You mean paying passengers being boarded, then told they needed volunteers to leave the aircraft so that employees could fly to SDF, resulting in one passenger refusing and bein...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42996

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Has this caused a drop in EK flights to the UK?

TransGlobalGold wrote:

Unless another court over-turns the revised ban. it's going to stick. If 45 had his way, the only people entering the United States would be privileged white people.


I think you are reading the wrong travel ban. Or did I misread it?

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO
Replies: 134
Views: 21047

Re: ATW says drop UA rebrand as CO

Does anyone even remember the UA incident that sparked this thread? Millions of people have flown UA since this incident.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 48
Views: 7898

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

Charter operators are already doing this. Travel Agents are already doing this. Airlines are already doing it, farming out flying to regionals or in the case of IAG- Vueling, LEVEL. LH- Eurowings, etc. Airlines have such high fixed costs and thus barriers to entry. Where they do and will continue to...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?
Replies: 162
Views: 11827

Re: Should US allow foreign owned domestic airlines?

Yes, of course it should be allowed. But, who wants the customer to win? :checkmark: If US administration really takes such a decision, it will have to fight very heavy lobbies. US law currently allows for up to 25% foreign ownership. If any foreign airline really wanted to own a US airline, wouldn...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?
Replies: 14
Views: 5158

Re: How is CX LGW-HKG doing?

Wow, I'm amazed with such a huge number of daily flights between London and Hong Kong We have: 5 daily LHR-HKG by CX. (All 77W) 1 daily LGW-HKG by CX. (359) 2 daily LHR-HKG by BA. (1 daily 388+ 1 daily 77W) 1 daily LHR-HKG by VA. (789) I think it's to much! But the demand is huge Pretty cool, 9 fli...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 7
Views: 5541

Re: The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights

Interesting article that compares TATL fares between Norwegian, Level and Wow. The Hidden Costs of Those Cheap Transatlantic Flights Sorry if this has been discussed previously, I didn't find anything on the site. Those costs are no more hidden than any of the majors. In fact, for the majority of t...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US3 S17 widebody utilization thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1891

Re: US3 June Widebody Fleet Utilization

Crazy no F class 777s at SFO any more. Lots of internet money there, shows that F class is a relic of times past. What is the plan for the First Class Lounge in SFO?

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42996

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Could this also be that connecting traffic rest of the world is down? The US flights are some of their longest (most expensive to operate), might they be using the US as a scapegoat? Any business leader is going to try and lighten the impact of a downturn. As others have noted, all airlines are slow...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-HNL A330 Routing
Replies: 26
Views: 7183

Re: PHX-HNL A330 Routing

The HA PHX departure is good, but leaving at 2pm, you loose beach or activity time vs the night flight. No better way to ruin a Hawaiian vacation than taking a red-eye back to the mainland...unless you can get on one of the lie-flat planes. If you do Hawaii like a non-tourist, you're up at 5a, so y...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-HNL A330 Routing
Replies: 26
Views: 7183

Re: PHX-HNL A330 Routing

Sitting on the ground at PHX from 709 to 1205 daily is inefficient use of even a widebody jet, given the low-yield leisure route it would be flying. OP seems to think the inbound from HNL should leave for CLT/PHL around 830 and that another 333 should arrive at PHX around 1030 from those hubs. Then...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services
Replies: 55
Views: 8216

Re: "Calculated Misery" - A concept for airlines to make profit by selling higher quality products or services

There's nothing wrong with 'getting what you pay for,' - pay being the operative word. Exactly. In the airline industry as in virtually everything in life - it's not about what people say they want, but what people are willing to pay for . When consumers - as evidenced by this very thread - continu...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe
Replies: 93
Views: 19057

Re: SAS considering A321LR or 737MAX for US-Europe

It is a terrible idea. It is not viable. And the TATL business on narrow bodies will never be sustainable. I know that I have some fixation on A-388. But wherever I fly, I fly on Emirates via Dubai. I fly 13 hours IAD-DXB, stay a day or two in Dubai - and fly to Moscow or Europe/Asia. Same money - ...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What would US domestic aviation look like with pre-deregulation price floors?
Replies: 31
Views: 3805

Re: What would US domestic aviation look like with pre-deregulation price floors?

Theoretically what would the US domestic aviation market look like if you try to get rid of the lumpenproletariat and the masses flying the skies after deregulation by bringing back some sort of a price floor, so only those the upper middle class or above could afford to fly regularly? Say the pric...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace
Replies: 22
Views: 6843

Re: UA PVG flight Barred From Russian Airspace

AS should order a load of 787s, to prepare TPAC ANC hub like decades ago to connect the Asia to North America

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 15270

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

Bottom line, The successor of a second best selling twin-engine WB aircraft in the history is a second worst selling VLA. How did we get here. ...Worth billions of dollars. Developed for less money. With hundreds of natural replacements existing in the market. Is that a bad thing? And the metrics o...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL defers last 10 A350s by at least 2-3 years
Replies: 204
Views: 45552

Re: Delta Reviewing Airbus Widebody Purchase in blow to Airbus

A down cycle is / was inevitable. Let's hope the airlines are realistic and nimble this time around. As a lot of people have pointed out on these threads, will fuel where it is and expected to be, yes new planes are great, but with exception of fringe markets opened up with new tech (UA SFO-SIN, etc...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes
Replies: 65
Views: 13411

Re: AA Upcoming Schedule/Equipment Changes

Great to see the A333 PHX-HNL. Still hoping 757s are replaced by 767s, tho I think they will be last 757 flights in AA network. Been on packed 757s PHX-HNL all times of the year, fun to see wide-bodies in PHX, and the market can support it.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 69
Views: 9039

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

DFW and IAH are massive markets, Getting a foothold a few days a week, skimming some traffic seems doable. The bigger issue with limited number of 787s, there are probably "under served" markets they can skim before dabbling in competitive markets.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 15270

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

B77W had only one real twin-engine WB competitor, A332. B779 will be competing that market with 9 other twin-engine WBs. You really have a bone to pick with the 779. With the data you posted, what are we supposed to infer? You can do 9 abreast that only 2 carriers do in the A330 and get more seats?...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to add 789 to LAX
Replies: 56
Views: 12683

Re: AA to add 789 to LAX

Are these 77Es going in for refit? Or as the fleet ages are they adding slack to not compromise reliability.

I think Y+ will be a hit on Long Haul segments for AA.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 15270

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

Yet Boeing managed to sell 800 copies of the 77W. Airlines do see a business case for a 350-seat airplane. B77W had only one real twin-engine WB competitor, A332. B779 will be competing that market with 9 other twin-engine WBs. You really have a bone to pick with the 779. With the data you posted, ...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL already sold over 100.000 tickets
Replies: 43
Views: 9308

Re: LEVEL already sold over 100.000 tickets

It is fun to see the price wars where there was clearly margin to be eroded in the international space. Being PHX based, I would have to 1 stop connect on the likes of LEVEL, Norwegian, Etc but it is tempting to try. One problem is that people may be expecting Iberia, given it was sold through their...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA-CO breakup
Replies: 49
Views: 7447

Re: UA-CO breakup

Stepping back a few years ago, CO was the best US airline out there---newest fleet, sound books, and, very importantly, a work ethic and outlook that treated people decently. Too much romance, the combined CO/UA is also much larger than CO was, so I think the comparisons are sensationalized vs UA. ...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing
Replies: 94
Views: 15270

Re: Leeham: Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

Thousands of 77X type airplanes will sell to replace all flying A330 CEO, 777 Classics, A340, 747 (let's not mention the A380), but the A350 will compete bitterly with the 77X for most of those sales. I don't believe the 77X will be as successful as the 77W, but it will hold its own. Its only parti...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery
Replies: 588
Views: 90222

Re: Air Canada reveals new corporate livery

In person these newly painted birds are really nice. That pic of the CRJ900, love it!

The livery also seems more crisp and cheery in dull weather.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 46
Views: 6757

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

This is part of the cyclical nature of the airline industry and also the advent of LCCs entering the domain that used to be legacy exclusive. There was a rush to gold mine of long haul international to chase yield when domestic market was in the dumps. Now the domestic market is strong with internat...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!
Replies: 63
Views: 7328

Re: B737 turns 50 this Sunday!

What an awesome engineering milestone. And to think they did it back then without all the CAD and such.

I've had the chance to fly all the models... except the elusive -600, need try and get that on the books.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 48012

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

This thread is humorous. I know the solution, all of the logistics PhDs on A.net should apply for CTO/COO/Director of Operations. Because clearly the 2nd largest airline in the world, operating the biggest hub in the world, doesn't know a thing about logistics. The sheer scale means the with each de...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.
Replies: 596
Views: 71725

Re: Airlines interested in Boeing MOM concept.

By process of elimination the Boeing MOM can only be one thing. It's not ,according to them, an A321NEO NEO LR.Why? Because their- MOM needs to fly further (the 321 can't) MOM needs to carry more passengers (the 321 can't ) MOM needs to carry some cargo (the 321 can't at high end ranges) MOM theref...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken
Replies: 36
Views: 11602

Re: SWA setting another record unlikely to ever be broken

I wish I had done a better job keeping track of all the tail numbers I have been on, would just be interesting to see how many. I am at a few hundred WN 73G flights and would love to see how they move about the system. The beauty of the WN model is they can swap frames on the fly, with relative ease...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian challenges LEVEL/IAG and will fly between Barcelona and Buenos Aires
Replies: 49
Views: 6517

Re: NORWEGIAN launch plan for Argentina....50 B737 and 20 B787

What is the reason for all the immediate "No chance" "Wont happen"? Are they not running a very successful operation across the Atlantic and across Europe? Within South America + South America to else where is a pretty large market, there are only a few players, seems like a cha...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian challenges LEVEL/IAG and will fly between Barcelona and Buenos Aires
Replies: 49
Views: 6517

Re: NORWEGIAN launch plan for Argentina....50 B737 and 20 B787

What is the reason for all the immediate "No chance" "Wont happen"? Are they not running a very successful operation across the Atlantic and across Europe? Within South America + South America to else where is a pretty large market, there are only a few players, seems like a chan...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-MIA
Replies: 21
Views: 4161

Re: WOW Air inaugural flight KEF-MIA

Well the biggest problem for WOW is that passengers will have to connect. I know that if I had the choice between a direct flight and a flight with a stop in KEF, I'd go for the direct flight even if the ticket was more expensive. I'd rather not waste time in an airport in KEF waiting for a connect...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to lease 737s due MRJ delays
Replies: 17
Views: 3584

Re: ANA to lease 737s due MRJ delays

I almost wonder if Boeing wants to fill some slots, if they would offer rock bottom prices on the 73G like they did to UA.

Granted, ANA would be pressured and probably want to help a Japanese company. But, a cheap 737-700 might work out even abusing it on smaller short segment routes.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 182
Views: 21812

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

The sooner this airline over expands the sooner this cancerous scab dies off. I hope this airline fails in every sense of the word. Absolutely ZERO major US airline will code share or establish any reciprocal agreements with them. Period. Sounds like something the US airlines bleeding red in the 20...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 182
Views: 21812

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW

As more planes come in they are going to keep filling in the map, skim some passengers from established markets. I wonder if they will start to codeshare with US based carriers?

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Orphan A318
Replies: 20
Views: 6878

Re: BA's Orphan A318

Would love to have a chance to fly on this routing. Avgeek bucket list with the Concorde gone.

What do the daily load factors look like? There is a such a crazy amount of premium LON-NYC traffic, would be interesting to know.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google
Replies: 52
Views: 6406

Re: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google

United's app is the best app IMO. I like the colors and other branding UA has going. The big change needed... the livery. 1995 called.

Jump to post
by airzona11
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 138
Views: 39178

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

If the SEA-NRT market has never been stronger, why haven't UA or AA returned? Why has DL gone from a 747 -> 777 -> 767 on the route? Why does NH only operate a 789 as opposed to a 77W? Perhaps there's data out there that says otherwise, but it doesn't appear to me that SEA is that strong to TYO. Tw...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 138
Views: 39178

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

There used to be three airlines to NRT...DL, NH and UA. But we know long that lasted. Right now, the SEA-ICN has KE, DL and Asiana. DL's SEA-HND was a disaster. With the AS connectivity, I think JL could do SEA-NRT with a 787-8. And for years before that, there were a different three airlines - AA,...

Jump to post
by airzona11
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest DL MD-88 route?
Replies: 33
Views: 10001

Re: Longest DL MD-88 route?

CVG-TUS was run with a MD-80, that has to be one of the longest MD-80 routes ever for DL at 1549 miles. It was an odd exception at the time, as most west coast routes were run with the 738/752/763 from CVG. Also, it appears CVG-PHX also saw the MD-80 for a short time at 1569 miles, however that rou...

Jump to post