All US majors went through chapter 11 and now have a cost base comparable to AC Rouge. AC never was in the luxurious position to shed of much of their cost (mostly employees and retirement funds) through such a process. Also the offers in Y on Rouge and the US3 is very comparable IMHO. It's not so ...Jump to post
I misread it then, but ET will have to rely on connecting traffic to make this route work! Do they have a lower operating cost than TAAG or TP to offer lower fares? Plus if they codeshare with TP as both are Star Alliance they could get some traffic from Brazil and North America? ET already flies E...Jump to post
If any NZ passenger flying to HNL, LAX, SFO, YVR or even ORD from AKL & Australia could use a LAX/DEN tag on, the flights would be full, if they did what QF does, ie. make the difference in cost between eg. SYD/LAX & SYD/LAX/JFK negligible, but covering costs, as it gives that airline a dis...Jump to post
The A350 seat in J is not great. In fact SQs seats on the A380 and 77Ws are pretty rotten too. The UA seat on the 787 is not bleeding edge, but it's comfortable for sleeping, relaxing, and working. SQ's seat is not great for anything. It's hard, doesn't recline far enough for relaxation, requires y...Jump to post
Good catch, apologies for missing that one. Yes, that route should have counted. Still somewhat surprised that UA doesn’t do at least a seasonal to MIA and PBI from IAD though. Because the bulk of the traffic is carried out of DCA and UA doesn't have a hub at either end. Most MIA traffic could be f...Jump to post
kordcj wrote:Didn’t realize DL surpassed UA in the NYC market. Between LGA/JFK, DL is just over 500 flights.
BoeingGuy wrote:Ryanair01 wrote:It does make you wonder about the SEA hub. Such a shame to watch DL destroy the NW legacy in Asia,
DL has dropped BKK and TPE too. Am I missing any others?
But it is lacking compared to its competitors in Europe or Australia. Business class seems okay hardware wise. Amenity kits do seem to be the big positive as they offer pricy kits. So they probably do need to update their business class seating within the next 2 or 3 years now CI could be considere...Jump to post
Lets think what transatlantic routes are 777 out of EWR EWR-CDG EWR-FRA (777W) EWR-DUB EWR-LHR EWR-BRU 2X EWR-BCN I believe all of these could and should be candidates for the 787-10 when it comes to Newark. There are probably a few other planes that are currently 767-400ER or 767-300 that may be a...Jump to post
Even if it were to just those few, if a TATL flight cost the same as Polaris and one gets a 752 with Diamond hard product in 2020, then I think United would be making a huge mistake- I know I’d be very unhappy in 2020 to get the old seat at new prices! Is two and a half years enough time to find a ...Jump to post
Another thing to think about is how the fleet of the US 3 is used. A plane that goes DTW-ATL could turn and go ATL-ELP, ATL-ABQ. As a result, to have some planes with F and some without would be an unnecessary complication. Also, F seats are a great 'perk' for FF. Agree, most other airlines in EU a...Jump to post
AKL-JFK would open a number of one stop options to JFK - everywhere in New Zealand and places like OOL,ADL,PER, etc that cannot be reached from JFK now accept with 3 sectors JFK already has 1-stop options to ADL and PER, via DXB/DOH. ADL might be a bit shorter via AKL but not I'm sure economics thr...Jump to post
Besides F, the J seats on BA 744, 777, 787, A380 are essentially the same forward/rear-facing mix. Same goes for LH 744, 748, A330, A340, A350, A380 all have the same 2-2-2 forward-facing seats. What "better" product can BA/LH put on these routes? Neither will be losing any market share on...Jump to post
Per the principle and criterion of this thread as explained in #Post 44, I did some digging, and have culled out a preliminary list of the world's airports that are nearly close to claiming the distinction with a mere flight away, as shown in the map below. Airports with one flight away to join the...Jump to post
I'm booked in J on a 763 in April, UA 986 CDG-ORD. Seat map shows old 2-1-2 config. Anyone care to speculate on what my chances of getting Polaris are? Probably about 50-50 as at least half should be in service by then! I don't think that's entirely accurate, only half of the 3-class 763 will be in...Jump to post
You wanna save the A380? You wanna see A380s in service with US airlines? Switch JFK and EWR to a congestion pricing model. Done. How would that bring A380 to the US? Wouldn't airlines just re-adjust their schedules? And wouldn't airlines just pass that cost to the passengers, regardless of what ai...Jump to post
These natural distance advantages of hundreds of miles in distance can be easily erased by connection times. Looking at July 2018 AC flights from Asia come into Vancouver at different times in the morning, starting at 9:15 am ICN to 11:45 am TPE. That is not counting HKG that comes in late afternoo...Jump to post
It’s mostly a thing here on Anet, but AA’s Premium routes are OneWorld partners LHR, HKG, SYD, and GRU. Another main reason for this is that they use the 777-300ER exclusively on those routes, which is considered their “Flagship” aircraft, used on “Premium” routes. Those routes are considered AA Fl...Jump to post
This Brazil - Asia has been discussed a long time. Currently the ME3 + TK and ET have been the ones carrying the bulk of people from these two continents. They don't require visa or at least transit visa and they offer cheaper prices. I think AC could try it. But I doubt if it will succeed in this ...Jump to post
I'm fairly skeptical about this rumour, but it is possible. There is a huge amount of transferring traffic on AC from Brazil to Asia via YYZ. I'd imagine, if this rumour is true, that a flight through YVR would be geared to similar types of transfer traffic. The route via YYZ to China is somewhat l...Jump to post
dredgy wrote:I’m also more surprised that Guyana has no connection to London. Is one of the few countries in the world with no flights to the former colonial power.
Driving culture, hubs in leisure cities - MIA, LAX, SFO, SEA, ANC, FLL, MCO, DFW, BNA etc. - as for international, except CUN,a massive hub and spoke establishment exists Now that I think about it, a lot of our "leisure" destinations are in cities that have a large population or business ...Jump to post
Ok, sorry, I didn't have the numbers. I just assumed that YYZ is a larger market than DFW because it definitely seems to be from the New York area. I mean, Toronto (YYZ and YYZ) are both incredibly popular for business. As is DFW, but Toronto is more popular. However, in terms of leisure, Toronto b...Jump to post
In winter/low season, it is normally an A320 at AC on YYZ-SEA, sometimes an A319. Starting in May/June it goes to two daily A320s, with a third E190/A319 some days of the week. That’s evidence of good demand. AC captures Canada point of sale and DL or AS should capture the SEA one. I think that's e...Jump to post
airportlover wrote:I am shocked that United beat out American, especially with their exposure to delay-prone, congested airports.
Other than 77Ws, I'm not sure why you would really want 787s other than the fact they are new or to replace on LHR/AMS/FCO. The 787s would be reduced seat capacity over the 772s (and comfort given that the int'l 772s aren't 10 abreast yet). But in 787 C is 2-2-2 which is better than the 772 2-4-2 t...Jump to post
Why’s it not realistic in your opinion? Shorter than SYD and most of the same connections available ex BNE. Actually, the shortest distance to SYD would be ORD-LAX-SYD. Moreover, BNE-SYD requires a bus ride over to the domestic terminal. So it doesn't make sense to fly ORD-BNE-SYD, when a shorter a...Jump to post
I think SN gives the biggest connection point for Africa destinations. SN flies to around 20 African destinations and LH to around 9 destinations. It's interesting that there's little overlap between SN and LH African networks. I think LAD is the only destination that's both served by SN and LH. Oth...Jump to post
In a perfect world, they could have a different plane for every route. Even for transatlantic short flights to UK/Ireland from EWR, I personally would rather not have a lie flat bed, as I'm not going to sleep, and I find most of these seats less comfortable for relaxing. I've had flights to Europe ...Jump to post
I think it would be pretty cool if UA could launch a SFO-GUM route, or even LAX-GUM. It would be a long flight but maybe a 787-9 could handle it. What market does HNL-GUM serve? the local market or connections from domestic UA routes at HNL? SFO-GUM is only 5,400m, so it's well within the range of ...Jump to post
ICN is Star Alliance partner Asiana's hub. OZ never flew ICN-IAH, it was always served by KE who ended service just last month. DFW to HKG has no bearing on a potential IAH to HKG flight. I think HKG is probably the only large city in Asia now which lacks non stop flight to IAH. You can add ICN to ...Jump to post
FoxtrotSierra wrote:Auchmithie wrote:UA2555 is a positioning flight.
Interesting, how do you know this?
what was United thinking when they announced LAX-SIN? There is a tremendous amount of capacity already to SIN and over the TPAC. Some airlines seem to get it while others don't. SFO was a no brainer. However, two west coast non-stops to SIN? Way overkill. Not to mention UA is going up against Singa...Jump to post
I disagree with you that only a "few" people will be willing to pay for a ULH / non-stop flight. As one example, forward bookings on QF's PER - LHR route have "broken records" and are "huge." This flight is also priced at a premium in QF's home market, where it can tak...Jump to post
SQ's previous dominant market - the Kangaroo route - is now owned by the ME3. One of the few corridors which SQ does not have to compete with the ME3 in, is ASEAN - North America, non-stop. SQ are fully aware of this, and their potential once the A350 ULRs come online. Actually SQ already has to co...Jump to post
UA could really undercut oneworld by offering same plane service from EWR to SYD via IAH.... or at the very least a few planes with flat bed seating. 757 would be perfect. This way those flying up front have the full Polaris experience from take off to landing in SYD There's already a 763 flying EW...Jump to post
CDG-LAX-PPT AF 777 & TN 340 MEX-TIJ-PVG AM 787 Those 2 are not 5th freedom routes, CDG and PPT belong to the same country, France. MEX and TIJ are also located in the same country, Mexico. You can't board at CDG or PPT without a passport and US visa and still nothing guarantees you'll make it p...Jump to post
With some crude comparison to existing planes, the 77W fits 8 rows of Polaris, where the sCO can fit 5 rows. For 30 seats of Polaris in 1-1-1, that would require 10 rows. If 8 fit in 5, than the last 2 rows would take a few more inches than that current 6th row on the sCO J 763's. Unless they have ...Jump to post
ORD-LGA has 17 daily, mix of A319/A320/738/739/E175. Seat count would make it higher than SFO-BOS.Jump to post
From this, I think that DL is ahead of AA in providing connections to SIN over AA. It's not unrealistic for one of them to consider a nonstop from LAX-SIN. For AA, it could be too daring, but it could be a better use of its resources than some of its other LAX Pacific routes. How is DL ahead of AA/...Jump to post
Well if Delta did go head to head against UA at LAX, for the n/s SIN flight, in my opinion, Delta would easily and handily beat UA. I would imagine DL will start LAX-SIN NS once the 777's have completed the mods for the business class suites. DL already has a much better hard and soft product than ...Jump to post
Very important point, the competitive environment for TG isn't ideal with so many carriers granted 5th freedom into BKK. However that can't be used as an excuse considering there are plenty of South Asian airports and airlines that deal with the same thing. I agree it's not an excuse in a competiti...Jump to post