IAG created Level just to drive Norwegian out of business. If it weren’t for Level and the MAX debacle, Norwegian would be doing fine. IAG’s strategy for shafting Norwegian has worked. The end result will be a further increase in the 80%+ market domination of the 2 ATI JVs. Congrats. There is no co...Jump to post
Norwegian Air fights for survival. Bondholders will determine its fate By Hanna Ziady, CNN Business Norwegian Air, Europe's third-largest low-cost carrier, is seeking a lifeline from bondholders as it grapples with a cash crunch. It has asked for two more years to repay its largest outstanding bond...Jump to post
Are things really that bad? Or, is some of those bordering dramatic? I'm not a frequent AA flier, but my experiences on them this year have been on-time and pleasant. I have not heard much criticism of them from friends (non-avgeeks) that are loyal to AA. Don't crucify me for asking, honestly curious.Jump to post
Negativity gets a lot more traction in the media, so why let the truth get in the way of a good story? Btw, Dr. Dao had nothing to do with FAs (as if they have to power to tell the police to beat someone up as you implied.) The dog story is perfect example of the world believing a random twitter use...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] Outside LHR and JV hub stations, the largest operations are: AA and CDG - 4 daily flights year round and 7 flights in summer DFW: Daily (2x daily in summer) MIA: Daily JFK: Daily PHL: Daily ORD: Seasonal in Summer CLT: Seasonal in Summer UA and AMS - 5 flights daily year round and 6 ...Jump to post
This is hardly a “big” presence. Intercontinental LHR is the only non-Star hub with more UA service. Seems big to me. Disagree 5 daily flights into a city the size and depth of AMS is really not a lot. Aside from London, are there any other examples of the US3 operating 5 daily flights into a non h...Jump to post
DL had just made SLC year-round a few weeks ago, so there you go. LOL, nice try. UA has stated since launch of DEN-LHR it's desire to go year-round. Finding an available LHR slot is not something you manage in two weeks to spite a competitor. LOL, nice try back at you. There are slots to get. The i...Jump to post
enilria wrote:rjmf22 wrote:As predicted, DEN-LHR goes year round.
DL had just made SLC year-round a few weeks ago, so there you go.
My guesses: IAD-WAW. It's the only major *A hub in Europe not served yet from IAD. IAD-PVG (but is China opening slots?) IAD-ICN (does ICN have capacity?) PRG flights from an UA hub (EWR?) could be interesting if they want to compete with AA's recently-announced expansion in Eastern Europe (more PR...Jump to post
Might just be DEL-LHR going year round. UA has been looking for a winter slot for the route. I know you mean DEN, but that would be cool! It baffles me that DEN-LHR isn’t year round. As noted, it's simply a slot issue. UA has expressed desire to fly the route year-round. They're not willing to redu...Jump to post
DEN-MUC would be a good add, but LH just recently re-entered the market. I think it would be too much capacity for UA to join them on the route. Especially when they both already fly FRA. Might just be DEL-LHR going year round. UA has been looking for a winter slot for the route. I know you mean DE...Jump to post
BNAMealer wrote:I’m surprised no one has mentioned DEN-MUC on UA metal. I would be surprised if it was CDG/AMS.
so how long will the 767 fly these routes once fuel prices go up again? Fuel prices wouldn’t be my concern. My concern will be how long the premium market stays healthy. In the recession starting in 2008, business class demand dropped off quite quickly. 30% less business class demand resulting in d...Jump to post
Well I just looked at prices, and UA EWR - LHR no stop are basically 351$ Doesn’t sound too premium to me Exactly the point of this aircraft - shrinking the economy cabin because there is little money to be made there. The high-yield, last-minute business class bookings make this route profitable, ...Jump to post
77H wrote:Jump to postAnyone care to provide a constructive opinion on why UA is trailing the other US3 carriers so much on LF? Is this mainly an issue of ticket cost, lesser domestic coverage, customer service perception issues?
Partly due to the rapid growth state that UA is currently in.
Effective Sept. 15, 2019, all five of United's EWR-LHR and LHR-EWR flights will be flown on the new high-J 767-300ER. https://hub.united.com/2019-07-26-united-airlines-now-offers-more-business-class-seats-between-new-york-area-and-london-than-any-u-s-carrier-2639354913.html For those unaware, the h...Jump to post
Will ORD get some of these 767's too, or do they already have them? For September, the three daily ORD-LHR flights are all 763ER's. I heard a rumor last month that one of the ORD-LHR frequencies was going to the 777. I did not get any verification though. All 3 ORDLHR flights are going to the High-...Jump to post
767s seem like a small aircraft to use to such a slot constrained and expensive airport as LHR. Perhaps, but these are high revenue planes. If they don’t get the backpack crowd I’m sure UA doesn’t mind. Exactly. United has never had trouble filling the front of the plane on EWRLHR and ORDLHR (the h...Jump to post
The market isn't very happy, down 5% ATMJump to post
Not a chance in h*ll, outside of one-off charter operationsJump to post
In addition to what others have said, you can also just look at the connecting hubs that each alliance has in Europe: Oneworld has LHR, MAD and to a lesser extent HEL. (British Airways, Iberia, Finnair) SkyTeam has AMS, CDG and to a lesser extent FCO. (KLM, Air France, Alitalia) Star Alliance has F...Jump to post
So looks like UA is pretty much done with service to India come August. I guess AI or LH will now be the Star Alliance choices. If the political situation in the region stabilizes, UA will restart the EWR-DEL and EWR-BOM flights. They have no competition in the market on nonstops (AI is a Star Alli...Jump to post
So looks like UA is pretty much done with service to India come August. I guess AI or LH will now be the Star Alliance choices. They have already pulled out of both routes due to Pakistan and Iran air space - as of now, they plan to return to both routes Sep 1. Of course, that's pending the politic...Jump to post
Right, as noted by OP that is running this winter. I don't know where you saw, but this route is clearly marked by OP that is not for sale, contrary to PVD757 post. SWF-DUB is listed in both lists above as “not for sale anymore for W19/20.” It IS indeed for sale and is incorrectly listed. My bad! I...Jump to post
PVD757 wrote:SWF-DUB is daily+ this coming winter.
by738 wrote:... so overall some fuss over nothing?
One way. They are giving away 2 one-way tickets. One way. Lets hope they rectify that by clarifying that a return ticket is included on another flight within 14 days. This is why ex-Gordon CO fans cringe at the new UA management. It started with Jeff, installed as merger bait. And it continues. One...Jump to post
United never said this was a 'big' announcement, the OP did. United has every right to market fun events like this.Jump to post
As mentioned, this is very route specific. Lots of factors at play between markets. Which ODs are you looking at? The exact opposite of what you state can be true for other markets.... For the most part, the US airlines price match. That does not mean they will always been the same price (like when ...Jump to post
[list=][/list] AA feels like a better product in ORD. New 787's, A321's and 738's with sky interiors. Even the RJ's are mostly 175's and 145's. United is a hodgepodge of old 777-200's, 737's, 757's, crj-200's.. AA has plenty of subUS A231 and old 738s flying through ORD. Been on plenty UA also has p...Jump to post
The passengers video from inside the plane looks fairly far back, at least behind the wing. They also stay at their seat for several seconds after the aircraft came to a stop, but still made it out. Hard to believe there were still 40 pax behind them that did not get out. Very very sadJump to post
It is so easy for us to sit at home or in the office on airliners.net in our safe environment and criticise people in an evacuation taking their hand luggage with them. These people have just gone from "normal" to a major traumatising, life threatening event in seconds and survival instin...Jump to post
Should have done JFK-DEL-JFK IMO. AI and UA already do BOM-NYC but neither does DEL-NYC nonstop at the moment. 77L can do DEL-NYC nonstop (a 17-18hr flight) and with 9W a nonfactor, connecting traffic should not be that much of an issue. UA does both BOM and DEL daily from EWR. DEL is suspended cur...Jump to post
YYZORD wrote:I say we should at least be thankful that Air Italy isn't suspending the YYZ route year round cause we've been losing a lot of international carriers lately.
I'm a fan. Just as Oscar stated - a refresh, so mission accomplished. Well done UnitedJump to post