Alaska shockingly isn't planning to materially cut capacity in April https://i.imgur.com/Q4K2siC.png One reason is they aren’t as exposed to international travel. Americans are still going to vacation, just domestically. Case in point, AA is close-in adding ORDHNL this summer. AA adding ORD flying ...Jump to post
Midwestindy wrote:Alaska shockingly isn't planning to materially cut capacity in April
UA SFO-FLL cut unfortunate - no more UA flights from south Florida to SFO. Maybe this flight returns for the winter season? We will see. Doesn't UA still fly SFO-MIA? I know they were doing that last winter for a short period. That only leaves Jetblue for SFO-FLL and AA for SFO-MIA for nonstop flig...Jump to post
MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:UA SFO-FLL cut unfortunate - no more UA flights from south Florida to SFO. Maybe this flight returns for the winter season? We will see.
Seattle is grossly over-served trans-Atlantic, and that problem is only getting worse.
Maybe Qatar with the Alaska joining oneWorld, but it's more of a question of what will be cut than added.
B752OS wrote:For those guessing LATAM commencing GRU-CLT, how big of a market is CLT-South America? Enough to support a year round, daily flight?
AA, BA, VS, and DL all flying into LHR. I don’t think everyone is going to be successful. Also DY goes into LGW. SEA-LON is stacked. Now if only SAS or Aeroflot would come back to SEA. DL/VS and AA/BA have metal neutral joint ventures. They do not compete. It’s technically three airlines on the rou...Jump to post
With LHR's 3rd runway never happening now, VS has limited chances to expand there unless forking out for extra expensive slots. So expanding slowly at MAN and building up their customer base there is a clever move. Get well established in case BA gets big ideas of starting ex-MAN services. I predic...Jump to post
OB1504 wrote:Turkish Airlines apparently has a lounge at MIA concourse E now. Are they moving from J to E? It wouldn’t make sense otherwise to have the lounge in a completely different terminal.
Newark no longer has slots. Slots or not the airport is still congested so how do they plan on growing? You forget that the new terminal opens with 21 gates next year, and then 12 additional gates the following year. They will eventually move to that terminal, as it is designed for domestic carrier...Jump to post
SEA-LHR market is heating up both AA and now BA will add additional flights on their own metal in 2020. It is interesting that 2 Oneworld partners are increasing capacity on this route. I believe AA announced they would use a 77E do we know what aircraft type BA will use? Hopefully all of this addi...Jump to post
- all of which will be 737 MAX 9 or larger, AS does plan on considerable growth to feed international What does this mean to inter-Alaska routes currently supplied by the -700? Nothing. If the 73Gs leave, they’ll be flown with bigger planes. It’s not as if they are suddenly not viable with a 739 or...Jump to post
I don’t know why anyone would think ATL is more lucrative than NYC or Chicago. Both those areas have far larger Romanian populations and are still well suited for connections to other areas in the US with a Romanian concentration. Don’t get me wrong though, Tarom is going to lose money where ever t...Jump to post
Ontario could be a great airport, if only it had the ground connections. That goes for most of the airports in the area including LAX. Arriving passengers just want to hop on public transport as soon as they land and the LAX express bus is hardly an option. Try getting to Union Station from either ...Jump to post
This may have been already asked, but what is the purpose of AA doing SEA-LHR on their own metal when BA flies the route already? Branding. And AA/AS will probably be adding an international codeshare agreement in place, and the AS code can go on this one. I fully suspect this will replace BA's sec...Jump to post
No way. That’ll complicate things. However, AA and AS are going to codeshare, and when you book it with the AS* code, then it earns as if it were an AS-operates flight in terms of EQM, bonuses, etc. That is what will make rates more favorable. The terms of the settlement in USA vs. Alaska & Vir...Jump to post
It is very simple DL does not have the planes for SEA-BLR. The 77Ls are all accounted for and that is the only machine DL has that could make the flight. DL is going to use JFK for their India flights, which is fine. NYC will get BLR eventually be it UA or DL. AA did not have enough feed to make NY...Jump to post
And it is hardly a guess. 25% is what AS elites flying AA internationally currently earn. Mileage Plan does not earn EQM today on AA, so I am not sure what you are on about that. I have a bridge to sell you if you think AS is not going to have a favorable chart for AA when it comes to EQM/Bonus Mil...Jump to post
AS ranks will not swell. It doesn’t make sense. People who fly AA want the AA elite benefits that are not transferable to AS, specifically upgrades. It will be easier for many people to reach Oneworld Emerald/Saphire on Alaska than AA. There are many conditions of infrequent flyers that buy cheap J...Jump to post
AS will be keeping a mileage-based program. I'd not make a long term bet on that. They kept it mile based as they needed to keep the program more appealing versus their competitors. Joining Oneworld negates that need to some degree and I'd expect AS's ranks would swell due to this difference (think...Jump to post
I would love to see them return to BOS eventually. Indeed, BOS needs to be at the forefront of int'l expansion in the US alongside JFK, LAX, MIA, and even ORD. This is a shame that BOS was shunned. It’s a non-existent local market that relies on low-yield Brazil traffic flows. Boston isn’t coming b...Jump to post
Sad to see Ecuador lose their airlinks to Brazil. Really didn't expect the route to be cut that soon, but I guess a three-weekly operation about 5 hours long isn't that profitable or at least isn't for GOL. That route probably is much better suited for LATAM, but they have shown no signs of opening...Jump to post
What happened to "Connecting the Dots"? How about adding ANU, FDF, GND, PTP, etc. from BOS? Good luck on filling any of those with the possible exception of ANU. How so? I have friends (French) who love to go to Guadeloupe and Martinique. Don't forget that Boston Metro is host to lots of ...Jump to post
SFO, yes. LAX, nope. Alaska has a hub at LAX and even with the relationship it’s important to keep a presence in top 15 markets from LAX, such as Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Honolulu, DC, Boston and so forth. That presence will continue. AA’s smaller FLL presence is not the point here. It has a huge So...Jump to post
pipeafcr wrote:It would be nice to see MDE being added back to its route network, especially with the new LATAM deal
At some point in the near future, B6 will enter FLL-SEA which will severely hurt AS yield here. AS has already made FLL-LAX seasonal and I don't think it's going to last much longer. It seems like an obvious move to relocate to MIA and pick up all the feed they get there. They could try their own m...Jump to post
Is AS going to fly to Miami because of Oneworld now? I am not sure why they would not leave the operations as is. With AS taking care of FLL-West Coast and AA taking care of MIA. Maybe see AS on SEA-MIA. Unless FLL is not making money for them and moving to MIA makes more sense, I don't see the rea...Jump to post
Call me skeptical on this whole “AA making SEA an international gateway“ talk. To be clear, I think the AS to OW will benefit both AS and AA domestically. I think it also helps AS better compete with DL, and officially being part of OW will help them compete with DL’s international offerings. So ye...Jump to post
CALMSP wrote:YYZORD wrote:Whatever happened to QR launching more routes to the US? LAS & SFO?
LAS and SFO, while announced, were never actually planned. The only planned US expansion was DTW in 2021.
Yes it's weird, especially as the entire population of Botswana is under 2.5 million. As just about all Europe bound traffic connects via JNB which is quite close, maybe QR and EK think same plane service even with a stop is preferable to changing aircraft. I also doubt there's much business betwee...Jump to post
I'm wondering if we will see AA's premium Airbuses SEA-JFK (the same ones used for LAX/SFO-JFK). They already cut SEA-JFK Yes, they did, but under this new alliance, it stands to reason SEA-JFK will return. And if they are going after the higher yielding crowd, then those premium heavy planes could...Jump to post
This is a "win-win". American needs Alaska's strength on the West Coast (and, arguably, to Hawaii), and Alaska needs American's in the rest of the country. This will keep Alaska's frequent flyers happy by giving them more options, and American's by also doing the same thing. That simple. ...Jump to post
I wonder if AA will soon drop the SEA-LAX flights, with the partnership. No. That’d would be viewed as grossly anti-competive! It would actually maybe cause DOT to refuse codeshare approval. AA isn’t exiting LAX-SEA/PDX/ANC, just like AS isnt exiting LAX-JFK/BOS/FLL. That is not how this works. If ...Jump to post
There is no indication Seattle is over served. AS’ profitability is strong - generally better than DL’s margin. There is no exclusivity requirement for oneworld membership. The only exclusivity requirement is from DL. To the topic of OneWorld membership: American is shrewd. Alaska may have choice o...Jump to post
Well over time I suspect there will be exclusivity within the OneWorld alliance. This could have been easily negotiated with SkyTeam partners as well back in the day. Delta would not have been that arrogant not to include SkyTeam members in any exclusivity deal. I wouldn't expect a OneWorld exclusi...Jump to post
AA does not run MIA-SEA twice daily year round, does this development mean they'l be able to run it at least twice daily year round now? AA runs MIASEA twice daily year-round. This was reduced, and continues to be reduced, following the 737MAX groundings. It's a long stage length and easy to run th...Jump to post
by738 wrote:cledaybuck wrote:Consider me skeptical that SEA-BLR is going to work.
Think i might say the same for SEA-LHR....
Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but will AS start to serve MIA from SEA once they join OneWorld? American already flies it. Alaska is at FLL. As others have said, they won’t do both. Delta should grab PDX-MIA. They won't do both? Why? Because they don't fly JFK+EWR, IAD+DCA, DAL+DFW? There ...Jump to post
dfwjim1 wrote:Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but will AS start to serve MIA from SEA once they join OneWorld?
It looks like the airlines are currently have only LAX as a common hub, with direct competition on LAX- Chicago–O'Hare Dallas/Fort Worth New York–JFK Washington–National .. Las Vegas Boston Washington–Dulles Honolulu Kahului San José del Cabo There is a lot more direct overlap - Redmond, Puerto Val...Jump to post
Why not B6 join oneworld as well? Less and less overlap with AA in BOS/JFK. FLL would likely be excluded from code sharing similar to LAX with AA/AS. AS and AA codeshare from LAX. There is no exclusion. My bad, I thought there were restrictions from the AS/VX merger on code sharing with AA There ar...Jump to post
I suppose this will mean the end of AS LAX-BOS. On the contrary. Such behavior would be anti-competitive and possibly lead DOT/DOJ to denying the codeshare agreement. In fact, I bet elements of the expanded/renewed codeshare will specifically state they must maintain competing presence in certain m...Jump to post
jbpdx wrote:So American will now compete against British Airways on SEA-LHR?