Is this a sign that their initially ridiculed strategy of not cutting as much as the others is paying off? I would think UADL have much worse numbers compared to normal (instead perhaps load factor) than WN/AA do. Any good news is still good news for everyone. In WN’s case, it’s probably more of a ...Jump to post
Slice it anyway you want but SLC is a net loser in this pandemic. Apart from their large reliance on DL, the LDS international church traffic (has) will take a foreseeable hit. Expansion is an LDS tenet...things have changed. Fly in skiers for the 20/21 season will be virtually non existent, and on...Jump to post
Not just for BFI, SEA as well. When Columbia Center (current tallest building in Seattle) was proposed, it was initially planned for a height of 1,006 feet but was reduced to a height of 933 feet at the insistence of the FAA because of it's proximity to the final approaches to SEA. A somewhat recen...Jump to post
Would you say that a future Southwest might build several HUB alike focus cities? If so maybe cities like PHX and former east coast legacy hubs/focus cities might benefits the most. I am thinking cities like Nashville, St. Luis and Cincinnati. It already has: BWI, MDW, DEN, DAL immediately come to ...Jump to post
The wings were torn off and burned.T he fuselage remained intact. The video I saw included the trench the plane dug. At the end of the trench it looks like the fuselage made a 90 degree turn with the burning wings further back of the trench https://www.fox4news.com/news/single-engine-plane-crashes-n...Jump to post
IMO as long as he ULCCs survive airfares will remain low. Legacies will have no choice except to match. So, no, flying will not turn into a luxury. OTOH, a projected 30% unemployment rate in the US will be a strong damper on the desire/ability of most to fly. I don't expect to see 50% load factors a...Jump to post
You are excluding things like long-term debt which isn't reflected in current liabilities. You still have to make payments on those as well. This makes situation even worse for legacies. Especially AA which has significantly more debt that UA or DL. Actually, the portion of long term debt that is c...Jump to post
[quote="AMALH747430" The other three legacies also have the advantage of being able to better match aircraft size to demand. WN cannot do that. .[/quote] I'd be surprised if WN makes a 2020 profit, but it stands a better chance of avoiding bankruptcy, unlike it's legacy carrier competition...Jump to post
If Textron has furloughed 7/8 of it's American employees, you have no future at Textron.
It's time for you to move on to any viable offer.
At least for flights that takeoff or land in the United States, the federal Department of Transportation rules apply: 1) If the airline cancels, the airline must refund if requested, and that applies to corollary fees such as seat fees, too. 2) The is no refund requirement when the passenger cancels...Jump to post
GE Aviation to furlough 50% of its engine manufacturing staff as coronavirus weighs
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/02/ge-avia ... eighs.html
"Boeing said it will keep a 787 assembly line in South Carolina open at this time, as well as military and helicopter assembly lines near St. Louis and Philadelphia."
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/business ... index.html
There's nothing in the article that says that Charleston is shutting down, but that would not surprise me at some point in the future.Jump to post
finance.yahoo.com/news/boeing-halt-washington-state-production-164727956.html "SEATTLE, March 23 (Reuters) - Boeing Co will halt production temporarily at its twin-aisle jetliner factory in Washington state due to the spread of coronavirus, the U.S. planemaker said on Monday, following a simila...Jump to post
Adding Steamboat seems like a decent idea (although with the MAX how will they source it?), but to Denver??? That part makes no sense. There will be no local market at all and Southwest doesn’t even have a truly banked hub. This will lose tons of money based on any industry typical modern measure o...Jump to post
Well, this was certainly a surprise. There has to be a subsidy from some organization. If WN was going after a BIG ski destination, it would have picked EGE, with Vail and Beaver Creek numbering something like 2.6+ million ski days a year. Also close to Summit County which adds another 3 million ski...Jump to post
Now a few weeks short of 6 years later. Here's an article that proposes that high level Malaysian authorities have always beleived that this was a case of murder suicide by the pilot -- says an ex Australian PM https://www.foxnews.com/world/malaysia-airlines-flight-370-pilot-suspected-mass-suicide-g...Jump to post
I’m not actually all that concerned about their numbers. They could be better but I don’t consider them worrisome for the airline. If you look at the full year it is a long way from a disaster Southwest airlines managed to earn higher fares by $3.34 per average passenger which mitigated MAX problem...Jump to post
He's too smart to comment on an article that dumb. So, I made popcorn for nothing? Darn. Or perhaps the facts outweigh the bluster? Again this is the WSJ in business since 1889. They have integrity and a reputation for quality reporting. WN has a reputation of FAA fines, cozy relationships that res...Jump to post
Of course my skepticism about WN compliance isn't applicable to anything other than my desire to see them exposed for what they truly are. .
Here are the load factors for WN nonstop flights out of DAL in October 2019: DAL-ABQ - 72.58% DAL-AMA - 68.17% DAL-ATL - 78.44% DAL-AUS - 74.01% DAL-BHM - 82.67% DAL-BNA - 81.99% DAL-BOS - 91.94% DAL-BUR - 90.74% DAL-BWI - 83.07% DAL-CHS - 77.22% DAL-CLE - 90.47% DAL-CLT - 84.58% DAL-CMH - 82.78% D...Jump to post
Just noticed that TKI is planning to add 1500 feet to it's runway length. 8502 feet should be long enough for commecial service.Jump to post
Wonderful news for air travellers: The US Department of Transportation announced today that it would be banning all emotional support animals other than specially trained dogs. Airlines will also be able to require that ESA's remain on a leash or harness, and fit in the area under the seat. . Actua...Jump to post
i'm sure someone will start a separate thread, but WSJ is reporting that FAA improperly 'lowered the bar' for WN's ETOPS approval: U.S. air-safety regulators likely acted improperly in the way they authorized Southwest Airlines Co. LUV +0.09% to begin flights between California and Hawaii last year...Jump to post
Intra-island on a 737 works but back and forth to the mainland is painfull. 4 hours on a 737. Yuk!! An economy seat on an airliner is an economy seat. The only difference usually is seat width; admittedly, the 737 has narrower seats than some. But there are many other aircraft that have just as nar...Jump to post
I wonder if some or all of the passengers died just after the missile hit or when the plane hit the ground. Likely it happened so quickly that there was no time for any pax to leave a note or take a picture on their cellphones. If reports of the missle exploding at the left front of the aircraft ar...Jump to post
SK is planning on replacing its 737-700 and 737-800 planes with A320neo planes during the next three years, and WN might be able to possibly acquire some used 737-700's and 737-800's from SK in order to address the plane shortage that WN is currently facing as a result of the 737 MAX grounding. KL ...Jump to post
The vertical fin being quite far back from the crash site suggests either that the missile hit it, or that the pilots were too aggressive (or there was some mechanical issue) trying to bring stability to the plane, or a bit of both. The vertical fin is at the end of the debris field of the crash si...Jump to post
WN needs to do someone to place a fare on search engines to match Spirit. As much as we all like something for nothing, costs must be reduced to be competitive. Lightsaber Southwest ain't going to put it's fares on search engines for the general public, but for business travel offices it's happenin...Jump to post
I know that a portion of this can be attributed to the MAX issue constraining their ability to grow capacity, but this is a trend that has been forming for a long time - really since the early 2010's. WN is stuck in the middle - and they're running out of routes to grow into with their current flee...Jump to post
SWA will also eventually add fees too, its inevitable... Really??? WN's GPM is already better than about everyone else's -- and "no fees" is a marketing plan that draws in customers by the tens of millions. Why alienate that customer base when you are alreaedy the most profiable airline. ...Jump to post
WN needs to do someone to place a fare on search engines to match Spirit. As much as we all like something for nothing, costs must be reduced to be competitive. Lightsaber Why??????????????? Southwest's load factors are about the same as the majors it competes with. It's profitability is better tha...Jump to post
Hawthorne and Carlsbad??? I give it 3 months max. Well, the flights are only being flown through March, so you're prediction is already correct. :D Taos Air is actually owned by the same company that owns Taos ski resort, so it is likely heavily subsidized. In addition to the aforementioned other t...Jump to post
5832589 Forgot to add, that flights are operated on a 30-seat Dornier 328. In fact, I just realized, you can book yourself a Hawthorne to Dallas flight via Taos, New Mexico for a cool $290.00 one way. You can also book a Carlsbad - Austin TX for about the same price. Not bad! Because what is there ...Jump to post
Simple logic: Airline buy 737 MAX Boeing give you 737NG You not get what you buy. Airline buy 737 NG You get a proven safe aircraft with no issues. You get to solve your capacity issues without waiting forever for a MAX resolution. You possess an aircraft the passengers will not hesitate to board. ...Jump to post
Actually there are two videos in the link. The second shows the result of the incident. The first shows the incident.
Apparently the driver was driving towards what I called aircraft 2 and swideswiped what I called aircraft 1 - before fully impacting aircraft 2.
I can only guess the driver impacted the wing of aircraft 1 while in reverse, shifted into forward gear, and hit the gas too hard causing the truck to hit aircraft 2. Aicraft 2's wing "impaled" the windshield and cab of the truck. It's a twofer. https://www.foxnews.com/travel/fuel-truck-df...Jump to post
WN had also said in Thursday's earning call that its top market priorities are Hawaii, DEN, BWI, and HOU. WN also has its next schedule extension tomorrow, which extends its flight schedule to June 6th. I expect WN to announce a few new nonstop routes out of DEN and HOU in tomorrow's schedule exten...Jump to post
Unless a severe recession happens, I agree. I could easily see DEN overtaking DFW as the fourth busiest in the US with the next 2-3 years. For the foreseeable future that’s doubtful. DFW is expected to serve 73 million passengers this year. Around 2024-2025 they are expected to hit 85 million and a...Jump to post
Broward County (FL) mayor wants to ban 737MAX from FLL...and wants to enlist fellow mayors across the country to join the boycott. Our tax dollars at work. Hmmmm, wonder who would benefit....? https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Broward-County-Mayor-Wants-to-Prevent-737-Max-Fro...Jump to post
The news just isn't getting better for Boeing. Even loyal partners are potentially looking elsewhere (or it is a negotiation tactic) - https://www.king5.com/article/tech/science/aerospace/boeing/leader-of-pilots-union-blasts-boeing-over-grounded-737-max/281-288a339e-5d1e-4bcd-9211-f9a37786d7d5 Boei...Jump to post
Actaully, the title of the artile should be "FAA Reminds Southwest that it has until 6/30/20 to make sure that Maintenace records are complete." A year and a haf ago it gve Southwest two years to comlete the process. Two years to get it done? I guess the FAA was real concenred about the sa...Jump to post
This happens in my workplace every year. Rephrase or eliminate the questions that didn't elicit the desired responses. Don't ask questions where you know the answer will be unfavorable. Focus on the responses that seem to affirm senior management's strategy. Middle management gets blamed for the un...Jump to post
[quote="questions" Southwest has added a lot of operational complexity to its model and its management team has not kept up and is surprisingly unsophisticated and lacks experience and skills to handle much more. It’s corporate cost structure has grown recklessly and needs to be reined in ...Jump to post
Interesting tidbit from the Barrons aricle talks about the return of WN's "106 MAXs. " That is the ony interesting thing in the article, but here's the link in case you want to read it anyway. https://www.barrons.com/articles/the-return-of-the-737-max-might-not-be-all-good-news-for-southwe...Jump to post