I cant believe they consider RDU and BUF before even serving Chicago and Washington DC, those are serious holes in their network. Serious holes with lots of competition. I'd imagine that they are trying to dodge that competition with these smaller routes Do holes in their network matter? I don't th...Jump to post
the amount of Americans aware of Norwegian versus the amount of Europeans aware is like 20/80. most Americans will stick with the legacies or other airlines (BA has been popular as of late) than go with Norwegian. I would say the majority of DY's demand is tourism from the EU side. Do you have data...Jump to post
Despite WN and B6, I did not imagine such an important market left by AA. Once again, showing how hard it can be serving an alternate airport in your hub city. In general I agree, although DCA is also clearly a hub, so that's why they should be able to make it work. To drop it completely for even a...Jump to post
To be brutally honest if I was Iran I wouldn't give Boeing a second look seeing as how their congress has had such strong rhetoric directed at them. My sentiments exactly, I'm surprised at how Iran did not waste a moment to jump int bed with Boeing, no self respect at all considering their detest f...Jump to post
I always hear that international long haul flights make the most while domestic short haul flights are unprofitable. In Europe that is basically true, but not in North America. United are already allocating significant additional capacity to their domestic network and have also trimmed some periphe...Jump to post
Alsatian wrote:Once again, showing how hard it can be serving an alternate airport in your hub city. Jump to postenilria wrote:*AA DCA-FLL AUG 1.9>1.3 SEP 2>0 OCT 2>0 NOV 2>0 DEC 3>0.5
Despite WN and B6, I did not imagine such an important market left by AA.
CMH hasn't posted stats to their website yet, but per The Dispatch, pax totals up only 1.3 percent for the month of February. The lack of anticipated growth was due to weather related flight cancellations and seasonal flight reductions. Rickenbacker fared much better with cargo weight up 17.9% &...Jump to post
Aesma wrote:He can't sign an abortion ban. Only the Supreme Court could overturn Roe v. Wade. Jump to postBTW, has Trump/GOP announced they want to do something about abortion, other than "defunding pp" ?
I really can't imagine Trump signing an abortion ban.
The last ban on electronics in the cabin (on TATL flights in 2006) was, indeed, temporary. FAA does not restrict WiFi below 10,000 feet. That's a carrier choice. WN has gate-to-gate WiFi and thus gate-to-gate BYOD IFE. But you cant have your laptop out under 10K, that's more or less what I meant to...Jump to post
bgm wrote:Yeah, looking at the ocean does get pretty boring. Of course, most planes have seatback IFE on flights over oceans. Jump to postcledaybuck wrote:intotheair wrote:The best IFE is out the window.The best IFE is whatever movie or TV show I download onto my laptop before the flight.
Especially on night flights over oceans. Breathtaking stuff.
What role will Dayton International Airport serve after Southwest pulls out of Dayton and begins operations at CVG? All of the destinations that will be served nonstop from DAY after Southwest pulls out of DAY are served nonstop from CVG. In addition, all of the non-Allegiant destinations that are ...Jump to post
dfwjim1 wrote:I know the Twins aren't as popular as the Red Sox, but they also train in Ft Myers. Jump to postOf course Minneapolis/St.Paul is super cold in the winter and people are fleeing the cold but are there other reasons why the Fort Myers area is such a popular destination for folks from Minnesota?
Didn't realize EAS was detrimentally dumping capacity on international routes. eye roll You either didn't read, or didn't understand the OP's point. It's clear to me. He's noting that the US3 may support subsidies for EAS when it benefits them to do so; yet protest subsidies for Gulf carriers becau...Jump to post
At hub airports, the CPE metric is particularly pertinent as the higher the figure goes, the less incentive there is to bring a connecting passenger through the facility. At some point, the airlines need to recover their costs, and the only way to do that is via higher fares. Hence, why IAD is know...Jump to post
CVG is probably not going to look like CMH/IND/SDF/CLE/PIT becuase we still have a US3 carrier that maintains a majority share of the market (and based on their actions the last 2-3 years, they have no immediate plans to let go of this position). Routes like BOS/HOU/STL/BNA/MCI do not have any (or ...Jump to post
Does anyone have information, a link, or a list detailing the respective CPE (Cost Per Enplanement) for airports in the United States? Although an airport's CPE figure is often tucked away in its financial reports and is usually known only to aviation professionals, perhaps it shouldn't be, as it's...Jump to post
Disagree. I don't see DAL, HOU, or BOS being added anytime soon. I think any adds in the next few years will be to Florida or places like STL, PHX, LAS, DEN. I don't think you will see LAS or DEN anytime soon. DEN is a 4-way race between G4/F9/DL/UA, plus all of those carriers operate mainline on t...Jump to post
Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is fine for point-to-point to the Midwest, but in many of these markets (unless B6 decides to battle incumbent carriers for market share), it's hard to justify opening a completely new station for j...Jump to post
Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is a geographically terrible place for a hub for an airline that flies domestically and to the Caribbean/Latin America. This is why B6's network is heavily skewed to the places that Northeasterners ...Jump to post
I don't think CVG will see any additions at this time, for example most CVG-Florida routes have extremely low yields so it's unlikely WN wouldnt want to be the third or fourth carrier in some cases fighting against a legacy and 2 LCC's. 2 ULCCs, flush with restrictions and fees that CVG flyers coul...Jump to post
I don't think CVG will see any additions at this time I disagree with you. WN has plenty of room to grow, and will need to offer more direct offerings to capture more of the CVG market. I feel that they will add some new destinations after the summer. When WN next announces routes at CVG, it will p...Jump to post
Because their hubs are terrible for Midwest flying. Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is fine for point-to-point to the Midwest, but in many of these markets (unless B6 decides to battle incumbent carriers for market share), it's ha...Jump to post
Because their hubs are terrible for Midwest flying. Not BOS, which is a business market that strongly supports the point to point focus city flying. BOS is a geographically terrible place for a hub for an airline that flies domestically and to the Caribbean/Latin America. This is why B6's network i...Jump to post
Alaska’s fleet chief Kirby officially joined the Boeing NMA chorus. Wants 190-210 seats 4000-4500nm https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/839206508046897153 Further states that Boeing's NMA concept is a twin aisle aircraft And he confirms the Boeing NMA concept is a twin aisle. Boeing hasn’t offic...Jump to post
We are told that Trump didn't know about this side job of Flynn's until this story broke. He doesn´t seem to know much, if anything, about what his people are doing... best regards Thomas Maybe Trump should take a 90 day break before appointing anyone else, so he can re-examine his vetting procedur...Jump to post
This is no different than when United did TED, or Air Canada does Rouge, where the airlines are created low cost subsidiaries with different work contracts.In the case of Norwegian, they have used the facilities available to them to create a subsidiary outside their home base that favour their busi...Jump to post
Airbus is examining new ways for reviving the A380 sales by launching a new program called 'A380-plus'. The new program will enable Airbus to add 50 seats to the jet while modifying the staircase onboard and adding fuel-saving wingtips, as it aims to lower the operating costs and ensuring extra fue...Jump to post
No launch without orders. Boeing is just presenting the MAX 10 concept to potential customers. If they can line-up several customers for this airplane, it has a good chance of becoming reality. For now it's just a concept. They launched the MAX7 with barely any orders (-100?) so it might only take ...Jump to post
I'm not sure who's fault any of this is yet (if anyones), but the following quote comes off as pretty arrogant: "it's clear that the existing common use gates at the end of the D Concourse are not satisfactory to serve the aircraft and higher end business and leisure travelers that JetBlue is ...Jump to post
I'm not sure who's fault any of this is yet (if anyones), but the following quote comes off as pretty arrogant: "it's clear that the existing common use gates at the end of the D Concourse are not satisfactory to serve the aircraft and higher end business and leisure travelers that JetBlue is t...Jump to post
scbriml wrote:I don't think it is very realistic for UA, though. Jump to postenzo011 wrote:You can add the A332/A338 to the current realistic available plane that can be used as a 767 replacement.
Yes, of course.
I do wonder if this is another dream or there is some basis to the claim. A bigger question if there is evidence of bugging, who did it? I doubt the Obama White House did it. There is no upside and plenty of negative in such an action. Obama also knows after 8 years in the job that such things alwa...Jump to post
I think this is one those a.net discussions that don't reflect general consumer attitudes due to the heavy industry representation here. My impression is that most consumers want to know upfront the price they will have to pay, and not wait until the very end of the booking process to learn that go...Jump to post
Next: let's all be honest about the list of taxes you have to pay. Many of those fees are broken out as "taxes" and "government imposed fees" due to successful airline industry lobbying whereas they would normally be included in the cost of your ticket. The industry has one of t...Jump to post
enilria wrote:It was clearly planned to happen. Enough with the Trump "fake news" BS. Jump to postSo this is a suspension of something that never happened? ...nor was planned to happen? More fake news.
Since we seem to be using LAX-LHR as an example, if instead you seek to fly from LHR to LAX, pre-sale advertising in the UK will say "from £400" or whatever the cheapest purchasable price is. That "from" price has to include all taxes, and all unavoidable per-passenger airline-i...Jump to post
Well for starters, I think refunding a baggage fee when a bag is not delivered should be required. I feel airlines should be required to provide overnight accommodations if they strand you due to something under their control. I feel if an airline voluntarily cancels your flight, they should be req...Jump to post
The judge made an example of them, and I say good for the judge. We have seen such a rash of racism and bigotry in the last few years that someone needed to step up and say this is wrong, and if you do it, you're going to pay a steep price. I have no sympathy for those two, bawling in the courtroom...Jump to post
Bull___, if that's true then they would not be able to calculate the taxes at any point No. Taxes change depending on routing. And airlines cannot know which routing a consumer will voluntarily select until the point of purchase - and thus, of course, why airlines always disclose the final tax amou...Jump to post
Whats wrong with listing a fare with all the taxes and fees? Well for starters, it's sometimes impossible for an airline to know what the taxes and fees will be until the consumer makes their specific product selection. Some taxes and fees are directly related to the base fare price, and others are...Jump to post
More broadly, my bigger objection to the whole taxes and fees issue is what I view as the more sinister and self-serving motives behind it. Personally, I actually quite like it when products and services are marketed pre-tax and priced, right before the final point of sale, post-tax, because it mak...Jump to post