Pengaea wrote:Interesting move, especially if it is year round. Aren't AY close to maxing out their Siberia overflights (at least in summer)? I wonder if other routes will be axed in Summer 2020 to maintain this service.
LHUSA wrote:PVD757 wrote:SWF-DUB is daily+ this coming winter.
Right, as noted by OP that is running this winter.
Do you really think by LCC-nise MH can make it compete with already dominant AK?
People used to Air Asia will continue stick with Air Asia. People stayed with MAS may be fed up with MAS in LCC mood and may defect to AK instead for cheaper fares.
Where are the aircrafts and pilots? And partially owned by Delta and some unknown Caribbean entities, how could VS be a British flag carrier?Jump to post
Good luck. So they will watch their market share slip further with Air China in Star Alliance and China Eastern in Sky Team. Both Air China and China Eastern are seeking deeper ties within the alliance. It is foolish for China Southern to think it can stand alone. The successful of non alliance air...Jump to post
AA should be using some of those LAX San Francisco flights to do a stop and then bounce up to Seattle Portland and other places up north. Similar to how Southwest does it I think AA may wish to keep the space for Alaska Airlines. Both airline may expecting further cooperation in near future when th...Jump to post
*AA LAX-SFO OCT 11>8 NOV 11>8 DEC 11>8 JAN 11>8 FEB 11>8 MAR 11>8 Hopefully this means a bit more mainline coming back to the route in exchange for frequencies? The route went all E175 back in 2015-16 but since then 1-2 mainline rotations have crept back in. Having to bus out...Jump to post
I think AA is quietly agreeing with majority of frequent flyers that LGA is more preferred Airport among NY3. (OK EWR people should relax as AA was never an EWR major player)
But the cut in LAX is concerning. I wonder if AA thinks the B738MAX grounding will last until next March now.
Good luck. So they will watch their market share slip further with Air China in Star Alliance and China Eastern in Sky Team. Both Air China and China Eastern are seeking deeper ties within the alliance. It is foolish for China Southern to think it can stand alone. The successful of non alliance airl...Jump to post
I'm not sure they have much, if any, spare capacity right now. Well i'm sure Ryanair will be keen to get their metal parked up at T5 like last time. Do we really want to see the BA flyers spoiled with the better seat pitch on Ryanairs planes ? No, BA flyers will continue to deny the fact that Ryana...Jump to post
I think A321XLR would be split between JFK and MIA like B757/767 used to be. Some of the A321XLR may move to DFW and possible PHL as well. For instance, in winter A321XLR will fly in PHL to Europe and this is to be ungauged to B788 in summer. While the A321XLR will move to DFW in summer for Latin Am...Jump to post
Would that (finally) allow them to make good use of the full potential of their great JFK terminal? Or will they (again) have their lunch eaten by B6 (and/or DL)? Lately they've been "slot squatting" and cutting down routes/frequencies temporarily because of the runway construction at JFK...Jump to post
I think it's pretty clear WW's statements about used A380s were posturing to get lower prices on 777x and once that worked we aren't hearing a thing more about used A380s from WW. He just mentioned "six more A380s would make sense" for BA in an interview with German Aerotelegraph: https:/...Jump to post
I've a feeling we are coming to an era where alliances do not mean anything anymore. You are very wrong. As we are typing, all alliances are working towards more integration and more market recognition across the globe. For example, while FRA is building a terminal for Lufthansa, oneworld and its m...Jump to post
great overview and thanks for consolidating the data! massive performance for EK transporting millions between LHR-DXB and further to the world. surely, the O/D share is only minor (even compared to JFK or LAX). LON-DXB O&D is much larger than you think. Many people from UK have investments and...Jump to post
blooc350 wrote:The only legit airlines on Skytrax are probably Singapore Airlines, ANA and Asiana........the rest are questionable. CX is probably holding on by a thread as a "5- Star Airline" IMHO.
Boohoo. Still over 2 - 2.4bn profit, instead of projected 2.4 - 3bn. 340 million of it are due to provisions for tax arrears. The aviation industry is probably on the verge of a crisis with some difficult years ahead, but no one can seriously say LH is having a crisis (yet). Yes, agree with you, no...Jump to post
Mboyle1988 wrote:Why did KLM ever agree to the merger?
Russia is a visa free destination for Chinese if they travel as a group of more than 3 persons. It is one of the TOP destination for over-50s Chinese due to historical reasons. Visa free is very important for Chinese tourists. The handful countries that is visa free enjoyed high volume of Chinese to...Jump to post
Since when is QR unprofitable? Since the Gulf blockade started 2 years ago. I believe the ME3 over-expanded. EK was the only one run as a business. Is was time to shrink anyway. Lightsaber I think to be fair Qatar Airways tried to run itself as a business. So they are conservative in aircraft order...Jump to post
I see a bear trying to fly bare.Jump to post
Since MU and CA exchanged 10% of PKX (Beijing Daxing Airport) market shares, CA has announced following DAILY flights from PKX from 27th October 2019. CA8181/8182 PKX-Nanning-PKX 08:00-11:35/12:35-16:00 CA8183/8184 PKX-Kunming-PKX 17:00-20:50/08:50-12:20 CA8185/8186 PKX-Shenzhen-PKX 13:40-17:00/18:0...Jump to post
Boris Johnson will not touch Heathrow debate that soon. If he is elected, he needs to deal with Brexit. If it ends up with no-deal or a bad deal, UK may face another fresh general election. Even if the deal was good and no forced general election UK will still face the fixed general election time on...Jump to post
I always assumed non-Star airlines would be moving en mass to PKX leaving PEK to be nearly all Star. This comes as no surprise but its interesting that CZ won't be operating any flights to PEK from it's other China hubs. I think China Eastern and will split their ops, but CZ have a different strate...Jump to post
To facilitate some of this growth in the short term at PKX, will this affect any of their CAN international network? Given the scale of the Chinese market it may not, but will be interesting to see how their hub focus strategy works. I think South Pacific and ASEAN routes will stay in CAN. PKX will...Jump to post
I believe the domestic transfer in PKX is mixed departure and arrival. So no more security check for domestic transfers in PKX. Which is great for transit passengers. MCT would be reduced too.Jump to post
I think AA is more likely to start DFW-ATH or CLT-ATH than JFK-ATH Those two suggestions are just silly. CLT/DFW-ATH, not gonna happen. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Enlighten us - why would DFW-ATH be silly, exactly? What, so only people in the east coast or Chicago go go Greece in the summer...Jump to post
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1okTQJXQAAByFZ.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D1ouXc0WwAIuTFj.jpg:large When you grab my Tweets-- which you did here-- some attribution would be nice: Thanks? https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/1106247734632349697 https://twitter.com/xJonNYC/status/11062365879296...Jump to post
Even China where you are required to clear immigration and custom on arrival, you can check your bags all the way through to a domestic destination if your carrier is Air China via PEK, or China Eastern via SHA. There are exceptions in every case and there are many countries do not require you to re...Jump to post
In july 2017 qatar airlines wanted to buy AA shares as they did with BA, LATAM and others, but doug parker opposed the plan. Shares had a value of 50+ USD at that time, now they are traded at 30- USD. That means there is a 10% shareholders who could have sold their shares at 20+ USD than they can n...Jump to post
Your average Brit on his 1-week Saturday to Saturday package holiday won't care anyway if he has to fly from LGW or LHR as long as he wins the towel-fight against ze Germans about who gets to reserve more deck chairs at the pool. British and Germans are rarely mixed in holiday spots in Spain. Each ...Jump to post
A programme based on money will ultimately be looked by tax authorities in near future. As it will be a cash back scheme.Jump to post
DFW/LAX-HKG is one of the best performing routes among AA's long haul routes in Asia Pacific. The problem is AA has to offload travellers due to wind and weight. It is a nightmare for Non-Rev due to popularity of the routes. A second daily DFW-HKG would be nice but ultimately AA need plan for a smal...Jump to post
Since PHL is a connecting hub if AA were smart they'd launch PHL-HKG (first) or PHL-PVG (second) or even PHL-PEK (third). AA simply needs to look a demographics in the USA and the majority of Asian businesses and travelers are located on the coasts. Since NYC is such a HUGE market they could launch...Jump to post
For starters, I don't believe AA operated the 788 with 20J and 28Y last year before it was cut. They just began reconfigurating the aircraft in September/October. So they had more J seats, yet failed. The problem was the competition on ORD-China. There's UA on PEK/PVG, China Eastern on PVG, and Hai...Jump to post
American has 787-8s, if that isn’t a good plane for the market then I guess the market shouldn’t be flown. The issue is not the 787-8 , its the AA 787-8, having only 20 J class and 28 Y + seats. The AA 787-8 fleet need to have many more J class seats because economy yields to China are lousy. The A...Jump to post
Considering how terrible this flying allegedly did per AA's own words, nothing really has changed even in the CZ partnership that would turn its fortunes around. Don't think filling the plane was the issue for AA, its more to do with dynamics of market pricing which today still remains quite low an...Jump to post
I'm just curious, but would AA ever consider the A220 either for a long-term replacement for the A319 or even some of the larger "regional" jets? I was really impressed with the A220 when I flew it on DL a few weeks ago; that's why I'm wondering if it'd be a good addition to the AA mainli...Jump to post
MSN 281 (3U#4) on its delivery flight as 3U303. #273. #38 in 2019. #8 in May MSN 307 (MU#6) second test flight #AIB02GQ MSN 311 (CA#19-last on order, special livery) active at the delivery centre MSN 312 (IB#5) first CAF #AIB04NK MSN 325 (BF#3) RTO - first flight scheduled for Thursday CA should be...Jump to post
Why would AA want to cannibalize its significant operations in TPA and MCO for exceedingly small return at LKL? Heck, throw in SRQ for the southern portion of Hillsborough and Polk and it diminishes the probabilities even more. This is just common sense. A saturated market can only grow so much, a ...Jump to post
Seatback screens were a huge improvement from the movie theatre in the front of the cabin. That way people could laugh and cry at the most hugely inappropriate times instead of doing it in mass together. NOW the screens represent nothing more to me than massive germ incubators touched by the unwash...Jump to post
AA AUA-CLT DEC 1.3>1.6[1.1]
AA AUA-MIA JAN 3>2 FEB 3>2
AA AUA-PHL DEC 0.8>0.6[0.8]
Why don't AA just make AUA-CLT 2 daily and cancel AUA PHL totally?
Frankly, I don't really care about seatback IFE. I think Dougie had a point at the time. What bothers me is that he doesn't seem to have a coherent plan to run AA. It is literally directionless with little brand differentiation -- a sad shell of its past glory. Hey Dougie, why don't you *NOT* insta...Jump to post
I’d actually pay a bit more to be on a flight without IFE. Since the screen is there more people use it, and I find TVs to be awfully distracting. My preference is the AS solution. Free streaming entertainment, tablet clips, and tablets to rent on flights that are long enough for it to make a diffe...Jump to post
I think that maybe AA has realized that their margins (and profits) are suffering because they thought the consumer wo uld fly them and pay whatever no matter what their product was. DL offers a better experience product both soft and hard and it shows in the profits. Even AS gives out tablets whil...Jump to post
For once, Dougie and Co. thought they figured out Delta's next move, then reacted quickly to announcing plan of removing seatback IFE so that they can claim for once Delta would be following AA. Instead DL laughed at AA and told the whole world that they will be ADDING IFE so passenger can enjoy mo...Jump to post