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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 8356

Re: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs

Delta has invested a lot of money in NYC, but unfortunately it doesn't have jvs with ba and jl, which cover the two most important business markets out of New York. No amount of money could change that. I'll grant you LHR, but note that DL has the VS JV there too (focused on O/D obviously, but for ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 8356

Re: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs

Ultimately, CLT is definitely most profitable (in terms of yield) hub for "Big 3", but DL is able to make good money from 3 of their fortress hubs (The fare yield at ATL, DTW, and MSP is at least 3 cents above the like of AA at DFW or UA at IAH/DEN). Something else that I think works very...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion
Replies: 90
Views: 20785

Re: Bloomberg: JAL considers additional A350s and int'l expansion

SEA/PDX are already crowded markets but if they’re willing to bulk up their AS partnership they’d be a strong competitor. People have also brought up PHL, which I think could work with a 787 and the strength of the AA hub there. The airport would likely offer generous incentives for the first few ye...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs
Replies: 43
Views: 8356

Re: US Airline's Most Profitable Hubs

WN does not technically have a hub since they are point-to-point. If it looks like a hub, quacks like a hub, and is scheduled like a hub, I’m inclined to consider it basically a hub. As to the original question, I agree with some of the other posters (AA/CLT, DL/ATL, UA/DEN). In the case of all thr...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 47101

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

I’d also like to see PDX-CDG to help get to Africa easier. And pdx-Lhr to go daily in summer, and maybe 3-4x weekly year round If anything, it wouldn’t be illogical to replace PDX-AMS with PDX/CDG, though I know the former route has a lot of pre-merger history behind it. Don't forget, Nike's world ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?
Replies: 23
Views: 3044

Re: If the industry didn't consolidate, who would've survived?

What constitutes a "real" Int'l/TPAC network? Apparently not AA from LAX with LIH/HNL/OGG/KOA/NRT/HND/PEK/PVG/HKG/SYD/AKL, or DL from SEA with LIH/HNL/OGG/KOA/NRT/ICN/PEK/PVG/HKG... You can fit DL and AA's entire combined TPAC network inside that of UA, and that doesn't even include the r...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 47101

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

BlatantEcho wrote:
I’d also like to see PDX-CDG to help get to Africa easier. And pdx-Lhr to go daily in summer, and maybe 3-4x weekly year round


If anything, it wouldn’t be illogical to replace PDX-AMS with PDX/CDG, though I know the former route has a lot of pre-merger history behind it.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines Network Thread - 2018
Replies: 398
Views: 47101

Re: Delta Air Lines Network Thread 2018

Speaking at a personal level, SEA-KIX would be really cool. Givre how inbound tourism to Japan has grown in the past years, it might be feasible seasonally with a 767 or A330. That said, KIX has historically struggled to sustain longhaul routes and with KE already operating a strong franchise in sec...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: US shortage of pilots: what are the authorities doing?
Replies: 23
Views: 2516

Re: US shortage of pilots: what are the authorities doing?

The 'shortage' is only at the regional level, which shouldn't even exist in the first place. Delta has 16,000 applications on file, with a lower interview rate than Harvard. Hopefully the regionals go kaputt and we return to normal service types (737's and A320's) not thousands of 50 and 70 seat RJ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 92713

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

UA is growing in ROC. 3 mainline flights in February with 2 to ORD and 1 to EWR. June’s tentative schedule shows 3 mainline flights to ORD and an e175 flight. I hope they keep some of that small city mainline service. I doubt that UA's schedule for the summer is finalized, it seems to show a large ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 12534

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

I believe, the number of fortress hubs are almost the same except when one goes into the details with the exception that DL is aggressively going into new markets - BOS, SEA and RDU which I believe AA and UA are not keen - at-least at this time. This is what I could gather based on the raw pax numb...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 12534

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

Quite impressive, but not surprising given DL's stated goal to get to 150 flights @ BOS. I think the constant DL build-up is the "never-ending" response to B6's entrance to ATL and (BOS-)LGA, and MSP in May. BOS-BNA is becoming something of blood bath. DL and WN at 3x, and B6 at 2x, in a ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 602
Views: 92713

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

UA's current LAX growth is the result of a couple of cuts (OKC and MSP), some upgauging and cuts to hub-to-hub flying, as well as some freeing up of some gates after construction is completed this year. Any further growth is now tied to them getting T9, which can't be done until the Eagle's Nest op...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?
Replies: 18
Views: 4442

Re: What makes a long-haul ultra low cost carrier (such as Norwegian or Scoot) successful?

In the case of longhaul LCCs, I don’t think there’s necessarily a single answer as to whether or not the model is sustainable. More than most concepts, I think the nuances of the particular market a longhaul LCC operates in largely shape its viability. Even looking at the term itself, the average Am...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM
Replies: 80
Views: 12534

Re: OAG Changes 1/14/2018: DL Adds SEA-IAD/IND/MCI, Expands in BOS; AA Reduces STT/SXM

The DL SEA additions seem like logical plays for SEA point-of-sale corporate customers. SEA-MCI also gives some good new MCI-Asia routings.

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 170641

Re: Chicago Aviation News

I suspect the point of BNE instead of SYD is that ORD is in the range for the 787, but SYD isn’t. I would suspect the same, though in a similar vein, BNE-DFW would be both shorter and would offer greater JV connectivity through AA than ORD. Maybe they find a unique opportunity in offering a nonstop...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 170641

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Qantas rumoured to be looking at BNE-ORD as its next B789 route, BNE will be hub for 4 x 789s with two doing BNE-LAX-JFK and QF CEO has suggested SEA, ORD and DFW as likely destinations for the other two, anybody here heard any rumours from inside ORD on this? BNE-ORD would be interesting. I would ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 170641

Re: Chicago Aviation News

Qantas rumoured to be looking at BNE-ORD as its next B789 route, BNE will be hub for 4 x 789s with two doing BNE-LAX-JFK and QF CEO has suggested SEA, ORD and DFW as likely destinations for the other two, anybody here heard any rumours from inside ORD on this? BNE-ORD would be interesting. I would ...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 14664

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Yet they still do. If these reports from convention and visitors bureau is any indication, BOS is one of the top destinations in the US for international travelers and traffic has only been growing over time. https://www.bostonusa.com/media/statistics-reports/overseas-visitation/ What? That web pag...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 14664

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I think the biggest challenge for DL is getting enough A332's to fly BOS-Asia routes. No other airplane in DLs fleet would work. In the meantime, a KE A332 or 789 from ICN could get things started. I doubt it's much of a challenge, as I doubt it's much of a realistic prospect. At this point, the pr...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 14664

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Something that I think has been somewhat overlooked in this discussion is the point-of-sale breakdown in terms of BOS-international demand. While I don’t have any hard figures, I wouldn’t be surprised if the balance skews in many cases towards international point-of-sale, which combined with foreign...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 14664

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Then they need to adjust their arrival and departure times from ATL to the upper Northeast. You can't have it both ways pad arrival times for better onetime performance and then claim a city is 2 hours away and schedule 2.5 hours or 3.00 flying time. Doesn't work like that Seems to work just great....

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 14664

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

I understand your point, but BOS was woefully underserved by the US carriers for years. The international expansion, largely by foreign carriers, leads me to believe that there has been a certain amount of missed opportunities. That was my point, yes. Hainan, JAL, and Cathay are doing a booming bus...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 14664

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

A couple of years ago the theory was that SEA would replace NRT as a trans-Pacific hub. But that was before the JV with Korean. Now ICN might provide the further connections to Asia that NRT used to provide, leaving SEA as a gateway only to ICN and Japan. And PVG. And PEK. And HKG. So basically the...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 14664

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

Thank you for the numbers. It is interesting that AS leads by so much more than I thought. However, DL has no other choice for a transpacific hub if they are intent on closing NRT. They need SEA, and SEA is, I assume, happy to have them and the Asian (and European) routes that DL brings. A couple o...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU
Replies: 159
Views: 14664

Re: Delta at SEA, BOS, and RDU

With the growth of Delta at SEA and their attempt to turn it into a transpacific gateway, do you think there is much more to add without SEA becoming a hub? Same thing with BOS. Also, do you guys think that RDU will be built up to the size of SEA OR BOS but offer more domestic connection opportunit...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if: Alaska had widebodies
Replies: 21
Views: 2626

Re: What if: Alaska had widebodies

AS management has been on record stating that they aren’t interested in getting equipment to duke it out with 757s/A321Ts for the most premium transcon traffic. VX’s real estate will make them a stronger competitor than before but they aren’t aiming for VX’s exact product strategy. There’s nothing w...

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 11344

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

To be (something of a) devil’s advocate, how would you fund this capacity growth? That is, where would you cut seats to grow AA in ORD without pushing system growth to levels that make Wall Street blush? I ask this because this topic kind of reminds of United’s stated growth plans in recent months....

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 11344

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

To be (something of a) devil’s advocate, how would you fund this capacity growth? That is, where would you cut seats to grow AA in ORD without pushing system growth to levels that make Wall Street blush? I ask this because this topic kind of reminds of United’s stated growth plans in recent months....

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by ShinyAndChrome
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What AA needs to do at ORD
Replies: 78
Views: 11344

Re: What AA needs to do at ORD

To be (something of a) devil’s advocate, how would you fund this capacity growth? That is, where would you cut seats to grow AA in ORD without pushing system growth to levels that make Wall Street blush? I ask this because this topic kind of reminds of United’s stated growth plans in recent months. ...

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