commavia wrote:AA has the advantage of not only the shortest stage lengths.
But why would we assume that Mr. Trump will suddenly make the government functional? Who's making that assumption? Not me. Quite the opposite. I'm suggesting that a Trump administration might - might - be more receptive to the argument that A4A has essentially advanced, which is that the federal go...Jump to post
77west wrote:Some interesting points guys, but keep it civil... please.. Do any US airports get federal funding directly or indirectly? OR are they all privately run?
The party in power almost always overplays their hand and loses seats in the next election. We can already see it happening with talk of mandates from the Republicans despite the fact they got fewer votes for President and lost seats in both houses of Congress.Jump to post
Let the Republicans take power (mission accomplished). When things don't magically change in 2018 or 2020, reap the rewards. Bad idea: Ignorant Republicans don't hold their candidates responsible (except when they aren't crazy far enough right). No matter how badly Republicans screw this country up...Jump to post
If more people had voted in the primaries, we could have had different candidates. It's not like these candidates were just thrust upon us with no input from the American public. Well, in my case I'm registered Independent, so I can't vote in primaries. That is somewhat of a problem across the coun...Jump to post
Revelation wrote:It really bothers me that the system is such that we've ended up voting for the lesser of two evils.
. UA LAX-BJX MAR 1.9>1.7 APR 2>1.9 MAY 2>1.7 UA LAX-CLE APR 1.8>1.0 UA LAX-DEN APR 9>8 UA LAX-FAT APR 1.2>2.0 UA LAX-IAD APR 8>7 UA LAX-IAH APR 11>10 UA LAX-LAS APR 4>3 UA LAX-PHX APR 5>4 UA LAX-SJD MAY 0.4>0.3 Should we read anything into the fact that every single UA change at LAX is a cut in fre...Jump to post
The route operated for. Early a decade successfully. It'll be fine. Easy to fill planes to LA's second largest transcon market after NYC. I couldn't have been that successful if they ended it. I don't question the ability to fill the planes, but I do question if they will be able to fill them witho...Jump to post
Good luck! They are going to need it. The route operated for. Early a decade successfully. It'll be fine. Easy to fill planes to LA's second largest transcon market after NYC. I couldn't have been that successful if they ended it. I don't question the ability to fill the planes, but I do question i...Jump to post
For the Iraq war, well Trump as Clinton were for this war, as was Obama
I don't get all the noise about this flight. If it's retaliatory, so be it. There are other legacies who've done the retaliation thing 10x more often. But no one here really knows if this could be customer driven. Either way it's a small number of flights. And ultimately it feels like a bunch of pe...Jump to post
I don't see this happening. In addition to everything mentioned above, Boeing has been trying to outsource more work. I doubt they would want to bring one of the most costly pieces of the plane in house. Also, about 3/4 of Airbus's backlog (by number of units) has no RR engine.Jump to post
GUM already has pre-clearance. So does STT and STX. I think those are the only 3 pre-clearance facilities that the US government pays for. I don't think this is correct. GUM, STT, and STX are US territories. The US has five separate customs territories. Travel between them is considered internation...Jump to post
If they want to test that on places with fewer travel first they can probably do that on Guam first. I heard that flight between GUM and rest of America are now counted as International. If risk is a factor then probably Pakistan. GUM already has pre-clearance. So does STT and STX. I think those ar...Jump to post
MAN and ARN seem to believe that there is some competitive edge to be had with this but I very much doubt that it will be worth the expense. I does make a lot more sense for MAN or ARN compared to LHR or CDG. The chances of having to make a connection in the US to get to your final destination is m...Jump to post
I'm not necessarily arguing with your larger point, but isn't at least some of the degradation in on-time performance due to opening or enlarging stations at airports with on-time issues? I am sure that is part of the change. However I would argue that the legacy carriers have a larger proportion o...Jump to post
Maybe. Maybe not. I don't think any of the airlines believe they will be sending full planes--or even half full planes--to Cuba in the short term on many of the longer routes. It is an investment for the future. You can not compare Cuba to any other place airlines fly. They have not been allowed in...Jump to post
And yet from Canada, airlines have no problems filling multiple daily flights to Cuba, many of which also carry US Citizens who backtrack. I think you are all underestimating Cuba as a tourist destination, and are only considering the VFR pax. And yet Canadian citizens face no legal restrictions on...Jump to post
KSA falling would sure bring a new wave of terror on short term, but on long term it would be good for world peace. If KSA fell there would be no more mosques funded by them elsewhere, no more foreign imams going to study hateful Wahhabi ideology in KSA. As long as KSA keeps protecting Wahhabists a...Jump to post
Ok one thing to keep in mind is that now it is a great time for HI to become a mainstream destination for Europeans. The Middle East and magreb are not safe, major European capitals like Paris and Brussels are viewed as not safe. The islands that you mentioned like the Azores and canaries will like...Jump to post
What are you talking about? The A320 as launched had a range advantage over its nearest competitor (734). What recent Airbus designed is under ranged? A380? No. A350? No. In fact, Airbus went through a costly redesign of one of the models to extend its range. The current Airbus product that even ki...Jump to post
( IMU showing off Airbus brilliance in doing perceptionally and initially underranged designs that grow up into a desired market spot effecting constantly increasing sales.) What are you talking about? The A320 as launched had a range advantage over its nearest competitor (734). What recent Airbus ...Jump to post
It was a big day for the US but largely irrelevant for most other people around the world, rather like Utoya Island in Norway and the terror attacks in France, upsetting for the locals but irrelevant to anyone else. If it was so irrelevant, why can everyone on here seem to remember it so well, incl...Jump to post
Smart move for jetBlue. FLL and MCO make perfect sense as ATL will be used as a transfer point from BOS and JFK to FLL and MCO. This will be a huge support for the BOS/JFK-ATL flights. Winter fares from Boston to Florida on jetBlue are typically $600+. Hitting two birds with one stone - well done j...Jump to post
I think the majority of CO guys in operations are still freaked out about the bad weather here in Chicago and they haven't yet come to grips with how routing could be accomplished getting around Chicago's bad weather spikes. When all they really have to do is to go to hour by hour planning and have...Jump to post
CLE was named after William Hopkins, a former City Manager of Cleveland. DAY was named after James Cox, former governor of Ohio.Jump to post
Polot wrote:I imagine that the A339 would have the same performance concerns as the 78X, all while being smaller. In that case EK might as well look at the 789 too.