and I-4 isn't expanding anytime soon. What was once a 40 minute drive Tampa/Orlando (Disney) is now varying between 75 to 120+ minutes. Add in a car crash, and you are sitting for another 2 hours.Jump to post
I think that's where their tour operation used to be based, but they had 2 buildings in Maitland - one by the post office and another just behind it where the execs offices are/were. The owners live in Winter Park.Jump to post
Didn't VIA pay to airline folks to/from the plane from their homes -- and not even require pilots to live in base (if base even existed).
I can tell ya that will get expensive, FAST. And airlines don't give waivers and favors to airline staff either when on revenue tickets...
Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage rn. Uh. I beg to differ. Mokulele Airlines has NEVER had to cancel a flight due to lack of crew** (except for the super rare exceptions of sick calls and they can't reposition someone in time). And they were the first Caravan oper...Jump to post
Did you know if an airline employee boards a passenger to the US who is NOT eligible to be here, or have the proper paperwork, the airline *must* pay for transportation BACK to the point of origin? Did you know that an airline doesn't know what a person's intentions are and that if the person prese...Jump to post
With the CAD up against the USD at nearly $1.34, I think YVR might be able to actually suck some traffic OUT of BLI and SEA.... Canadians aren't flocking to BLI/SEA like they used to...Jump to post
so no more Embraer 120s for them??Jump to post
And of course politics gets drawn into this. I thought liberals were against bullying? Or was that only when they are being bullied? I cross the border more times in a month than people do in their lifetime. What's happening along the US-Mexico border is absurd *and* a crisis. If this were the airpo...Jump to post
I love how management throws out pilot shortage as the excuse for bad management. I personally have never seen an airline have an honest to god pilot shortage but rather management creating an environment nobody wants to work in. Every single small airline is having an honest to god pilot shortage ...Jump to post
AC probably needs that 787-9 somewhere else.Jump to post
They've already got a lot of super structure/girders up for the D gate expansion... didn't realize it was ONLY going to add 6 gates, just looked like it would be a lot larger than that.Jump to post
and I just flew YVR-HNL roundtrip in an AC 787-9... the flights had a few open seats, but we were taking a lot of palletized air cargo.Jump to post
Saw YVR's INTL concourse expansion - how many more gates will that bring?
The Seattle INTL expansion doesn't really add MANY gates - it just makes current domestic gates available *as* international from what I read.
I said this in the 'Transat is for sale' thread, but culturally WestJet and Transat are on completely different planets. WestJet are not French enough to have any interest in Transat...let alone for any other reason. WestJet after almost 20 years of serving Eastern Canada, either a) still can't fig...Jump to post
I think HA is in a lot of trouble. I’m sure everyone in Hawaii remembers what go! did to Aloha in similar circumstances, and it’s a safe bet there are very few WN loyalists amongst the locals. The tourists (well, the cheap ones) won’t care but the locals just might not look kindly on what WN is try...Jump to post
go! only went away because Mesa stopped their capital investments in the airline. They also took the 5th CRJ and made it fly everyday instead of keeping it as an operational spare. With WN coming in, the inter-island market is about to get a bit more shook-up. Hawaiian can probably breathe a bit and...Jump to post
The Canadian government has already stalled First Air/Canadian North, again, for the 3rd time. So I'm not sure they'd approve Air Canada or WestJet swallowing up Transat unless the company is REALLY hurting, which I don't think it is. Sunwing, however, tied in with TUI and the Royalton group, could ...Jump to post
The issue isn't whether the VX planes can fly to ANC. They obviously can. The issue is that ANC is an intra Alaska hub, and it would be very inconvenient to send a plane there that can only reliably return to SEA. Well, not really. SEA/ANC is one of the busiest cooridors in the country. Alaska can ...Jump to post
I wonder how DAL is holding up...Jump to post
Just flew them last week ORY-EWR, was a nice experience. The LH J seats need a bit of TLC, but they do the trick.
I believe the A321Neos are going to open Nice, France and rotate in and out of ORY, so not all flights ORY/EWR will be with the Neos just yet.
Looks like Southwest snuck in a schedule change for HNL/OGG on 6 August.
New flight times:
HNL/OGG -> 700AM, 1000AM, 405PM, 700PM (prev 935AM, 125PM, 440PM, 650PM)
OGG/HNL-> 830AM, 1135AM, 220PM, 545PM (prev 800AM, 1150AM, 305PM, 620PM)
Air Wisconsin had a great relationship with British Aerospace, as I believe they were the launch customer for the 146. ZW was even able to convince United management to relax the scope with the pilots union and allow them to fly 5 100 passenger (sounds like a dream now) - 300s; the carrot dangled wa...Jump to post
Again, with all respect to Alaska / Hawaii.. I don't want to include in my list every little EAS carrier that delivers cargo/mail and the occasional charter... Except for the fact Mokulele flies 25,000 people a month -- which is double that of Southern, and they still dwarf every other Part 135 out...Jump to post
You also have Mokulele as well - 14 C208EX (MW), only 3 EAS routes thoughJump to post
I really REALLY wish United and Republic went public with the fact he blew PAST the gate agent and ran back on to the airplane. *THAT* was his mistake. He then took any open seat on the plane. His wife wanted to take the bump compensation and thought they were going to be put on a later flight that ...Jump to post
How have the temps been in COU lately? I just drove roundtrip between the Yukon & Alaska - a few days after our temps were well above 50* consistently, it was saggy as hell... almost like a rollercoaster, from the frost heaves /permafrost thaw -- and on the return 2 weeks later, the roads were i...Jump to post
Here's Hawaiian's "e-Coupon" booklet flights..
https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/our-se ... ravel-plan
And .. tell me again .. why does Seattle need to be served by2 separate airports? Its taken me over an HOUR to get from the car rental center to the terminal..... go check out google maps @ that distance, then ask yourself..... and to add in, the non-Clear/Non-PreCheck lanes at SeaTac routinely are...Jump to post
Trying not to deviate too far, but the -300/400/500s all have the exact same engine & core - which was very attractive to airlines at the time. Southwest was the initial launch airline for the -500, but after operating them for a short time, they realized the trip costs were nearly the same as t...Jump to post
Also, the 737-400 in a standard Y configuration similar to what WN would operate is only 156 seats - so a 4th FA for just 6 passengers is not really something that fits the WN model. The 737-400 was sold as a 727-200 replacement, so I'm not sure Boeing even tried very hard to sell it to Southwest.Jump to post
Just clarifying, I made this because the loads look me by surprise and wasn’t expecting a route like this to be performing like this. Yes, it’ll probably perform better in the coming months as well other AA routes(ORD-LHR is around half full give or take?) You should clarify the Y loads. J is booke...Jump to post
WN is playing it safe. Remember, the last "entrant" into the interisland market was a bit of a flop (Mokulele E170s) with lots and lots of frequency in LIH/OGG and not enough to KOA/ITO where they already had brand awareness. my bet: WN will be increasing inter-island services a few notche...Jump to post
i thought the first flight was 808 (clever, btw)Jump to post