Want to catch a ride on one of their 787s! Welcome to the west coast.Jump to post
I thought the A321 carries 12 seats more, 5t more payload, has more efficient engines, is quieter inside & out, has engine choice, wider seats & can take pallets. Looking at the Spirit and Frontier route maps they have a ton of East-West flights too. But the 739ER's are doing great too. htt...Jump to post
http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2017/03/29/alaska-airlines-reveals-timeline-end-virgin-america-elevate-program/ Alaska is apparently looking to use the 737-900 for trans-continental flights with the A320 and A319 North and South. This link also has an indication as to the seat-plan for the ...Jump to post
With JFK and PHL for connections to Europe, and a UA hub in ORD, I would imagine AA can optimize O+D routes with the 787 @ ORD. ORD-GLA lasted many years with great Y loads and high cargo uplift, just less so in J. I would still think there would be room for a seasonal service with some OW and conne...Jump to post
Seems to be changes in line with improving the AS experience, already a great one. Reducing pitch in first class...guess they don't care about the transcon market! Agreed. This is a pivotal moment for the future of AS at SFO. In my mind it was always a given that the VX brand would go away not only ...Jump to post
There are going to be a lot of 737-800s that become available that WN can swoop up, like they are doing with with 737-700s. Seating 150 vs 143, there is still a fit for the 737-7 in WNs fleet, their current order for 30ish seems small. The 738s advantage over the 737s has been around for years, yet ...Jump to post
who ever came up with this scheme knows nothing about airline history or care's about the history of American and it's logo....the new one is just nasty....you could always tell American Airlines by the AA on the tail, now it's just a bland thing and it could be any airline....put a plane in each s...Jump to post
enilria wrote:I think it improves the chances for PHX, ATL, DTW, MSP, maybe DEN getting EK.
Anyone know whose A340 is parked over at South Cargo? I saw it parked Thursday afternoon over at B24ish when my flight took off. Didn't get a good look at it, though. WBC team charter I believe for Japan. The Netherlands team was on one of the Atlas/Sonair 747s that left yesterday. Air X Charter is...Jump to post
Interesting points and thanks for the insight. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The travelers are going be mainly driven by price. If Iberia offers a flight for $100 and Vueling for $101, the travel who doesn't want to fly a premium airline is going to fly the premium airline Iberi...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
I'm very much aware of the problem, and I can think of ways to remedy it, at least in major part. Seems to me that manufacturers/ processors of nutritionally approved products could be easily convinced to provide a SNAP logo of some sort on their packaging. Limiting the use of food stamps to those ...Jump to post
This is a lively discussion, if the cities and towns that need the "Essential" Air Service, then no doubt they can prove they need it. We should always be putting all government tax payer funded programs under these reviews. It is good for everyone. This wont be an all or nothing outcome....Jump to post
Why do the legacies want to distance themselves so much? It feels like 1990s deja vu, with all the airlines within airlines etc. Is the low cost that tarnishing to their "premium" brand? The seats are the same as Iberia, not like the back of the bus is that great anyways. Why not brand it ...Jump to post
This is a lively discussion, if the cities and towns that need the "Essential" Air Service, then no doubt they can prove they need it. We should always be putting all government tax payer funded programs under these reviews. It is good for everyone. This wont be an all or nothing outcome. ...Jump to post
Great to see the uptick in service offered. I am skeptical that it might be a dead-cat-bounce so to speak but this a awesome to see competition moving airline "up market."
With few airlines, similar prices, airlines need to differentiate / keep pace. Maybe free booze in Y?
Reminds me of Midwest Express back in the 90s! On certain routes, there might be a demand for it, but I think the reason that this has not taken hold in the market is that seat width is a not what consumers want. They want leg room. Hence the hundreds of aircraft (thousands?) with extra leg room sea...Jump to post
And why shouldn't they use loopholes? Isn't that why loopholes exist? Good for them. If I still lived in NYC I would not be schlepping to any of those back water airports though... Exactly. It really isn't any different than LH or IAG using Eurowings or Express, with different crews and pilots. As ...Jump to post
The only reason there is no plane truly addressing the A300/757/A310/767/A332 market is because with only 2 manufacturers, airlines don't have that many options. A purpose built plane for their segment would no doubt sell. But with only 2 options, the result is Iterations of the A321 and 737. Here's...Jump to post
As others have noted above, the composite barrel, and knowledge learned from other aircraft projects is going to be key here. If we are talking ~7 years from now, might not be a moonshot. The size of the wing will be interesting. If it slotted for 757/767 gates, vs the smaller box of A320/737 that ...Jump to post
As others have noted above, the composite barrel, and knowledge learned from other aircraft projects is going to be key here. If we are talking ~7 years from now, might not be a moonshot. The size of the wing will be interesting. If it slotted for 757/767 gates, vs the smaller box of A320/737 that n...Jump to post
Wow! AA, UA and DL have a a lot to catch up on. :) ....and that's an understatement!! Doubtful we'd ever see something like this onboard a US carrier. Is it an understatement? DL has already announced they rolling out business class suites product. United is rolling our their new Polaris seat which...Jump to post
After the watching the video, the one part that is questionable is how close the partition is to your heard. It seems to be right along side your shoulder. Obviously you can turn the other way, but that seems a bit too close. I would still gladly fly, but curious none the less.Jump to post
Looks great, also cool for them to say "aggressively" roll it out, that might be marketing speak, but always great to have a consistent product.
Not that it truly matters, but Delta had a chance to be the first to roll this out.
Cheers to Boeing and rolling out this 737-9. Looking forward to seeing this bird in the air! The 737 is a icon and engineering marvel that continues to have a heck of a run. The 738 is a very strong and capable frame from which they can offer iterations, -200, -9, -10, etc. Great mockup of that UA 7...Jump to post
Hmmm..... Thanks to their fares I took a family of 5 round trip with two checked bags to see my mother in a nursing home for under $200.00. Were the seats comfortable? Not really. Was the flight perfectly fine? It was. I am grateful that I was able to take my whole family rather than just one child...Jump to post
Those posters that suggest that Norwegian is a poorly run airline and compare it to Lakers are only bashing it because it's Norwegian and they can't have that. They're the old-fashioned guys that support the expensive legacy airlines and their old-fashioned business models. Norwegian doesn't meet t...Jump to post
They can't play around with the scale of the aircraft indeed, but they can play with the ticket price in order to get it filled. If you make it cheap enough there'll always be people who want to fly and a cheap sold seat is still more profitable than an unsold seat. Those posters that suggest that ...Jump to post
Isn't this an advantage of their model? Being able to rather easily and frequently adapt their schedule. They have 1 narrow body type at the moment, so they cannot play around with scale going fro 738 to 73G to CRJ for example. They are growing their international, which for most airlines is the mos...Jump to post
It is quite humorous to read the doom and gloom of the bookings, maybe 24 hours after available from purchase. When it is a legacy carrier, we are reminded how the websites and bookings are not an accurate measure... it has been 1 day. As others have mentioned, there will no doubt be demand generate...Jump to post
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/climate-change-to-increase-turbulence-flight-times-and-costs/ And tons more articles and scientific studies. . . . That article uses "faster wind speeds," to be a bad thing, good thing and again bad in the span of 2 paragraphs. As @Enrila and others ...Jump to post
What is the difference in market positioning between Vanilla + Peach?
Is this for flying outside of Japan?
The 737-700's are not ETOPS nor will they be at all. They fly pretty much anywhere in the AS system. They used to fly to SNA on most of the flights, but I think a lot of those have changed to 738's. I just flew on oine on the SEA-OAK route. I think I'm on another one on the DEN-SEA run. I think man...Jump to post
I think VA is following a trend in other regions and by other airlines. The higher operating costs will never equal the new planes coming off the assembly line, but the flexibility, cash conservation etc will give airlines a lot more flexibility. All these startup airlines with hundreds of NEOs and ...Jump to post
Who is it a slap in the face to? You admit they improved their competitive routes. This is a good thing. It is a PR move, and they are improving their product, they should use it as a PR move. They are increasing the service and offering. That is raising the bar. What does AS, UA, AA, WN, B6, VX, e...Jump to post
Hopefully you can admit with todays announcement that Delta is truly raising the bar. And Delta is Differentiating itself from the competition. Let's inject some facts in this "enhancement". This will do more for PR purposes than for their customers. In total this is for even fewer flight...Jump to post
Again, not all of us want to pay the cheapest possible price solely for a place to put our butts. Of course your "I'm happy to pay more to get more" argument falls apart completely. All of these routes have better food, seating, and other amenities in J and F class. The problem is that it...Jump to post
What role does FlyDubai play in all of this? Are they acting or could they act in a similar capacity to a "regional feeder" at other legacy airlines? Could they move O+D FlyDubai flights to DWC and DXB be for connecting traffic? FlyDubai appears to have a nice product upfront and in econom...Jump to post
:thumbsup: Bingo, on both points. Can't see why anyone would oppose providing that simple information. But more people are flying today than ever. The airlines are growing and getting larger. the largest user of 10 abreast 777s is also the largest international airline. Airlines are shrinking their...Jump to post
The chance is Zero. None. Why?... you can pay for a better seat, upgrade to another class of service, fly another airline or plane. Best part, every option exists today. Without regulation of the nature you are describing. Having capable and flexible airplanes in airlines fleets allows them to do t...Jump to post
Regardless of the spin or not, hiring is a good thing.
Delta Tech Ops is a great asset and no doubt that is another frontier they can grow and expand.
Good evening, would there be any chance to get an internationally accepted legal regulation demanding broader seats even in Y? In other words: Go into the market and make flights quite simply more expensive by law. It quite certainly would upset those, who at any cost want to avoid cost. But for th...Jump to post
Shouldn't Boeing have designed the 777 and the 787 with a 'better' fuselage diameter in the first place? One that wouldn't have given airlines the idea and opportunity to put in an extra seat? The airlines only followed suit because they had no profitable way around it. To compete the 787 and 777 n...Jump to post
Boeing is learning from the negative passenger feedback about the cramped cabin of the 777 and 787, and making the sidewalls of the 777X thinner to allow for a comfortable 18-inch seat in a 10-abreast configuration. Shouldn't Boeing have designed the 777 and the 787 with a 'better' fuselage diamete...Jump to post