The BA widebody is to get people from from MAD to LHR in time for the afternoon bank to the US. The IB widebody is to get people from LHR in time for the night bank to S. America. BA wide body arrives at 1910, it's the other way around, the wide body captures arriving North Atlantic traffic. Did th...Jump to post
Do you see Iberia leaving the A346 if the oil remains on the current level and using them for some short-haul-routes of its network with heavy demand? I could see them moving TLV to 346 service.Israel-Latam is a huge business for IB so being able to get more people into a bank makes sense. Plus you...Jump to post
LAX in the summer regularly gets the 346. It's 332 in the winter.
But yeah, ORD is probably your best bet, but they send a lot of 333s there as well. Next summer I believe ORD is getting the 350, though. MIA does also get a fair amount of 340s but less common than the others.
With rising rates and fuel, their debt may be an advantage for the future. They'll have locked in low rates for more fuel efficient aircraft. Competitors will eventually need to replace as well and have to finance at higher rates. The hedging point is also pretty good. AA is way more vulnerable to f...Jump to post
Where do you see an operating loss in Q3 ?? YTD ok, but in Q3, I read 1.8bn NOK operating profit... Yeah, sorry I was going through it fast and read the CASK versus RASK. I'm still trying to figure out how they got an operating profit line with higher costs than revenue. Ancillary revenue adds anot...Jump to post
DL and UA had strong quarters, in part due to significant increases in bookings of premium seats. AA, on the other hand, has been jamming more seats in and making their airplanes as uncomfortable as possible. I like to think there’s a correlation here that will be a positive for overall passenger c...Jump to post
Good results? They pulled the same trick they pulled in Q2. Sell assets. play with valuations, and call it profitable. CASK was higher than RASK. That's an operating loss. In Q3, in Europe. And their grand plan is trying to get supplemental income revenue in Argentine Pesos at a time with oil going...Jump to post
Good results? They pulled the same trick they pulled in Q2. Sell assets. play with valuations, and call it profitable. CASK was higher than RASK. That's an operating loss. In Q3, in Europe. And their grand plan is trying to get supplemental income revenue in Argentine Pesos at a time with oil going ...Jump to post
The question really is, does Norweigen have sufficient cash flow to sustain the losses until they can raise fares. Who says they're making losses? On some flights indeed, I can see them make a loss. But other flights could just be profitable and those profits can be used to compensate the loss-maki...Jump to post
Didn't there used to be an IAH-SSG flight back when oil was high? I though it was in the same vein as the IAH-BGO flight.
Thoguh I may be completely misremembering things.
Regardless, I think IAH-LAD might be possible for similar reasons.
IATA has issued a statement.
https://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages ... 24-01.aspx
I do like the ad and think UA is definitely doing a lot better and think the improvements should be lauded even if not sufficient yet. Particularly actually getting Polaris lounges open. Though, isn't the image for Shanghai the bamboo forest in Arashiyama Kyoto? Or do all paths in bamboo forests jus...Jump to post
Norwegian still hasn't shown that they can actually make money. They've only ever had a slightly positive operating margin a few quarters and IIRC Q3 2017 was the last time. (Note the Q2 profit wasn't an operating profit). If they can't get CASK below RASK on an annual basis they just aren't a viabl...Jump to post
Cash flow warnings and Q3 earnings report on Thursday.
Buy the rumor, sell the news as it were and even a couple percent positive operating margin is just not enough.
Europe has twice the population of the US, and is on average richer and has more free-time to spend on traveling. It's only natural that there are more airlines in Europe than in the US. I don't get how people can think Europe is on average richer. It's not even close to true, people generally have...Jump to post
Growing economies, low interest rates and low oil prices have everyone at least staying afloat. Start to remove some of those advantages with slowly rising interest rates and more expensive oil and marginal players will start to fall off. If we have a recession, all bets are off. Though that said, f...Jump to post
SurfandSnow wrote:Call me crazy, but this could set a precedent for something like LHR-EGE. Vail has gotten so expensive that most Americans could never afford to go. Europeans, however, still find it to be relatively affordable...
In comparision with recently announced SFO-AMS by UA(with no feed on AMS end), it will start daily year round, considering KL has already served this route for long times. So, I think the demand for SFO to Italy is absolutely more than SFO-AMS. UA can try a summer seasonal first. Yeah, both BA and ...Jump to post
There are lots of easier ways to save. I was at the Air Berlin hotel for JFK last year (before they went away). It was a La Quinta out in Long Island and the rack rate was $120 or so, I imagine they got quite a steep discount on that. So even in the most expensive cities there are options. The only ...Jump to post
Thank you for this further explanation. What is a dongle exactly in this case? From my search of the internet this morning, it generically means some type of software that controls functionality. If the aircraft is built a certain way, what cost difference does it make to Bombardier to control how ...Jump to post
In flight entertainment... hmmm. Would it not be cheaper to just supply in-flight internet access, USB charging ports and let the passengers use their own devices? I mean after going through the cost of wiring all that up, the cost of the tablet itself really isn't that big of a deal anymore. I'm s...Jump to post
I've done a LTN-LHR connection with the mrs. and found a one way car hire that was cheaper than two tickets on the national express bus. Also not particularly hard logistically but BKK - DMK has a free bus if you have a ticket at the other airport but Bangkok traffic is something else. Though it wil...Jump to post
I wonder if they will be conservative with loads initially. As far as I can tell the ULR has never flown this distance even in test. Yes I know they have lots of tests and can extrapolate for the ULR’s on known A350 performance but still interesting. Didn't they test on the delivery flight by takin...Jump to post
Too complicated and too many terminals involved. You would have to rearrange all of Heathrow airport. Who is going to pay for this fantasy project ? People who say this should happen have no clue how many flights go from LHR to the USA. Rearrange Heathrow you say? https://www.heathrowexpansion.com/...Jump to post
It is not just one flight, or a random sale, it seems to be most of the upcoming ones I can see between BCN and the USA at least. People here talk about Norwegian being in a bad situation financially but from what I can see the fares of Level are substantially lower than Norwegian consistently, so ...Jump to post
I think maybe in the long term once the toast rack is complete it might be possible to have 1 pier shared between airlines and dedicated to US flights. But that'd be many years in the future and who knows. That's what I think, it's easier to have 1-2 pier specifically designed for US flights. I dou...Jump to post
FWIW, I don't wish any harm to Norwegian. I'm actually rather annoyed that they are in the position they are in since DY is my favorite short haul airline in Europe. I'm not all that bothered with BA either. The people that complain about being upsold things like seat selection in Club are not BA's ...Jump to post
The fierce reactions are a surprise. Not really. People on this site are very attached to their favorite and/or employer airline so it's understandable even when it's irrational. The article is saying that Norwegian is now the largest foreign transatlantic carrier. BA previously held that spot. Who...Jump to post
A+ for creativity and quality of whatever you're smoking. F for reality. TBH - it should be JFK that gets the major expansion, not LGA. It's already bigger than LGA so there will be less land to acquire/fill. Plus the closing of LGA would free up air traffic around JFK/EWR to better utilize their r...Jump to post
Sorry but IB, EI, LV , AA, AY is not BA and it is BA and Norwegian we are talking about here. No reason to argue With me, argue with Reuters Fine, but then you need to split DI, DU and DY. Again, I am simply referring to an article here. We know how well the press gets nuance in aviation. The thing...Jump to post
I mean there has to be an agreement here somewhere. At some point if EK runs a 20 year lifecycle, they will be almost at replacement rate for a slow moving 380 line all on their own. Airbus is going to have to take the accounting loss, but assuming they can keep the line cash flow positive, no reaso...Jump to post
I think BA has poor service and product also and that it is proabably not helping either against it's rivals. Not even Norwegian. BA's focus has always been yield, on a CASM basis you can't compare DY vs BA. Plus the figures given don't include IAG carriers IB, EI or LV and don't include JV partner...Jump to post
Not sure about Chicago but definitely in Seattle.....this aircraft can open a lot of options in that city...but the biggest change will be in Laguardia and Boston where they seem to want to build a trans Atlantic jumping point....interesting times ahead There is weeping in Seattle and Chicago. It's...Jump to post
The Airport Express in HKG might take the cake. Not only is it a super easy one seat ride from Hong Kong & Kowloon, with a short walk from the station into the terminal, but you can actually check your bag at the train station in town and then you don't have to drag it on the train - not sure i...Jump to post
Surprised BKK hasn't been mentioned yet. Great connection from the airport and reasonable transfers to lots of desirable areas, but as it's Bangkok, plenty of areas where you have to get a taxi from the station and Bangkok traffic is something else.Jump to post
Yea, the US can't figure it out for some reason Because we don’t need it? Perhaps due to the relative inexpense of flying here? I don’t think we need to spend hundreds of billions on a train system that we don’t need simply to try and win a d*** measuring contest with Europe and China. Baloney. HSR...Jump to post
Spanair would be another recent one in EuropeJump to post