dtw2hyd wrote:Boeing has already too much on its plate. Its focus should be mainly on 737MAX quality, 787 sales and MoM development. Also dealing with the not to be named new yuge plane. Selling Jungle/Barbie jets should be last on the list.
I'm a die hard lover of the tulip and would love to see it come back, but that ship has sailed. I keep hearing the assertion that the "the tulip's ship has sailed,", but I've got to ask: why? If JAL can bring back the crane, and Air Canada the rondel maple leaf (admittedly not wholly aban...Jump to post
Not a huge market from HNL to Europe. Hawaii is west coast centric and DFW mega-hub connections. Europeans have the Med., Azores, and Indian Ocean that are much closer and cheaper. Plus, they don’t have to deal with the 1% of American A-hole, know-it-all, tourists. Setting aside your stereotypes ab...Jump to post
Evidence of safety violations? The world is multi cultural as is US. No one complains about all the tech employees imported here to Seattle, but somehow air crews can't be sourced world wide? I think it's clear, however, that some cultures are more safety-conscious and detail-oriented than others. ...Jump to post
I'm not talking about Budweiser, Miller, Coors, or any of the other mass produced beers. They're terrible and I do not drink them. However, American craft beer is excellent and there are smaller breweries that now distribute nationwide and, I believe, internationally. Those beers absolutely approac...Jump to post
I beg to differ. There are plenty of great beer cities in the US making excellent beers that are, by and large, superior to the ones the three announced destinations are most famous for. In Belgium you can walk into a cafe and see a 32 page beer menu. They are not craft beers, they are well establi...Jump to post
raylee67 wrote:Are there any destinations in North America you would think as "beer related"?
:banghead: Terrible idea. Take a look at a map. You'll see Fiji is hardly a convenient central point. Also go read those dozen threads about why Hawaii wont be a similar hub either. Huh? Without commenting on the other issues raised in this thread, NAN is almost exactly on the great circle route be...Jump to post
Maybe it would be more useful to compare these loads to LH, NH and HU. I assume part of the point of these routes is that some folks will pay a premium to avoid the knife fight that is a trip up the 101 and have a better airport experience. If that's the case for all of these carriers (except argua...Jump to post
Low Cost Long Haul is the future whether we like it or not I'm not yet convinced. People have been speaking about low cost long haul for a long time and there have been few successes. Even AirAsiaX ended up being more of a medium haul rather than long haul player, and only now reentering the long h...Jump to post
What country would allow EK (since you mentioned DXB) to set up a hub on their soil at the expense of their own airlines? I can't think of a single country in any of those geographic regions that would allow for such a proposal, especially Europe and East/SouthEast Asia. 77H The profile would be (1...Jump to post
I think it's time for regulation. It doesn't have to be overly onerous either. Minimum pitch should be 31" and 17" seats on wide-bodies shouldn't be permitted. DL does just fine with 9x 777s. 787s should be 8x instead of 9x. The airlines have received unlimited gravy from the Feds for yea...Jump to post
Aloha All, $110,000 is a hefty chunk of change for your average citizen. I did a bit of quick research and it appears that restitution in this particular instance (criminal case) cannot be discharged should the defendant declare bankruptcy. Definitely an eye opener case for other would-be disruptiv...Jump to post
With all due respect, you are in Iceland, yet you are arguing American contract law with American lawyers. DL did not do anything wrong under the Contract of Carriage. Is there a reason why various state statutes based on the Uniform Commercial Code (which is largely open to rewriting form contract...Jump to post
I also think that two major international carriers for Taiwan likely impacts yields for both BR and CI. I was under the impression that there is a political element to the fact that Taiwan has two carriers -- that Kuomintang supporters usually flew CI, and Democratic People's Party supporters fly B...Jump to post
Being that Tesla is one of the better example California has it kind of makes the point of major companies like Boeing getting the hell out. I'm afraid I don't follow. Tesla considered locations in South Carolina and New Mexico for its Model S and ultimately opted for Fremont. The California econom...Jump to post
Unlikely. Places like long beach only have a future as defense production facilties where the costs can be considered a 'favor' to politicians of a certain district. California as a whole has some of the highest labor costs and most burdensome labor regulations in the United States. A commercial pr...Jump to post
Story found here: A little pedantic on the ops agent's part? Maybe, but it is the policy. If the policy is being selectively enforced, it most certainly is discriminatory. (Also, I would think that pre-boarding an 83-year old grandmother is a textbook case of "when airlines should be flexible ...Jump to post
As a Customer Service Agent for a major airline, I have learned the flying public will not tell the truth. When they are wrong and the conversation is not on their side they then start recording. First off, how *dare* you? No one in the flying public tells the truth? Ever? That's incredibly presump...Jump to post
Good post. We can't assume anything about Dad quite yet. It may turn out he's an attention-seeking prick who understood perfectly the CoC and was willing to put his wife and two toddlers through this ordeal in a clandestine mission to get on TV and/or get DL to pay for his trip. This is the version...Jump to post
This is a business, highly regulated but a business nonetheless. I keep hearing some of the pro-FA posters here make this point, or its kissing cousin, "airlines aren't charities!" Yes, airlines are a business. Duh. So what? Is your point that as a consequence of being a business, anythin...Jump to post
If airlines are so keen about customers fully understanding CoC, do NOT allow them to purchase until they confirmed they read it. This sort of contract -- where the customer "has to" sign to function in daily life, and has no opportunity to negotiate terms -- is called a "contact of ...Jump to post
Go to a buffet and look at the size of the patrons, no salads for them, greasy fried foods, cakes, pies and several trips to the ice cream machine. For many its not an overactive thyroid, but an over overactive fork. Wow. Just, wow. Have you actually bothered to read any scientific research on the ...Jump to post
This is a common misconception held by the public, the purchase of a ticket does not purchase a right to a seat on a particular flight.
727200 wrote:. Listening to the 'customer is always right' crowd...
I've heard several stories about how other passengers treated the 4 staff members on UA3411 after the Dr. Dao incident. The four staff members deserve every bit of opprobium they got. As for the gate agents for telling the passengers that they would be arrested on federal charges and their children...Jump to post
...airlines are going to have to adopt a "reason and then delay" policy for situations like this. Front-line employees will be told to calmly explain the policy, procedure or regulation needing to be enforced, and/or action needing to be taken, and if a passenger refuses, it will simply e...Jump to post
I agree that the major brands, by which I basically mean BA/IB, AF/KL, and LH/LX are likely to survive for the foreseeable future. I do suspect, however, that we may see some rationalization of the more regional brands (Air Dolomiti, Edelweiss, etc.) into the parent companies. Branding also requires...Jump to post
Just made a note in my calendar: October 21, 2036: check if LH is still around. If yes, log in on a.net and post "I told you!!!!"