JL has a vastly superior product compared to ANA. From the lounges, onboard, seats, configuration, catering, cabin crew service are all superior, it's a lot more personal and it doesn't matter which class you travel in. At NH, everything feels a lot more industrial. Interesting, however, these opin...Jump to post
US cargo carriers certainly want an even more liberalized market place including ability to operate intra-China which today is only possible by partnering with local companies. Both Fedex and UPS operate hubs in China. Atleast for UPS it operates over 200 weekly flights from China and employes more ...Jump to post
Actually I believe we only serve SDF as I dont recall any of the others on the bid. Basically the only thing the LAXflight (same with LGB,SNA,BUR) are for are priority overnight shipments. Bulk of LA basin shipments can be served via ONT hub and of course the huge trucking network UPS has in Western...Jump to post
I dont quite get the view that HU must somehow hub at SZX. Not only does SZX have a decent sized home carrier already (owned by Air China), but as other mentioned HU has a hub at PEK plus one at Xian in addition to half a dozen focus cities across China. Also as one that regularly visit the region, ...Jump to post
Interesting they are adding the new premium economy product by reducing regular economy seats. Both AA and DL opted to reduce business class. Seems UA is quite set on having heavy premium configs again. However was this not a historic handicap for UA by not having frames flexible enough to serve mar...Jump to post
Yes it might be shortsighted from a marketing point of view, but lets remember airport authority renamed themselves and removed any reference to Los Angeles. Also anyone that uses IATA/ICAO database, the airport there has also been renamed to disassociate itself from L.A.Jump to post
Samsung surely has great insight to its ongoing core air freight needs and likely yes can do it much cheaper by purchasing entire airlift capacity then using commercial airlines for movement. Even with negotiated corporate rates running your own entire plane likely cheaper solution for those well-es...Jump to post
As a freighert driver I well recall their CEO stating few years ago their intention to become a top-5 cargo operator and thought it was all fantasy. Well in 2017 they achieved that, and the way things are going will likely push CX out of the #4 spot soon if not already. http://www.aircargonews.net/n...Jump to post
I always enjoyed flying on OZ so glad to see them expanding.
Always found them and EVA as little gems or niche carriers within Star Alliance.
As a regional pilot, I dreaded flying to SFO due to the day after day of delay programs. Must be even worse for passengers.
Thankfully with my current job have not touched SFO for a few years now. Both OAK and SJC are so much better options operationally for Bay Area.
Surprised their yields are dropping so much. I've deadheaded on CX many times and often get sticker shock looking at what my company paid them. One interesting thing I have noted however is many friends and colleagues in HK seem antagonistic towards CX and seemingly view them as arrogant and are hap...Jump to post
Hey its the same reason cargo operators have been known to fly widebodies on short hops like LAX-BUR or ONT-SNA in the past. Time is money to people and if they can bypass the traffic the $199 might be well worth it. Did Kobe Bryant not also fly between his OC home and games at the Staples Center?Jump to post
For a stagnant nation, the growth in air travel demand has been amazing. My airline (a cargo operator) for several years now has been unable to secure additional NRT slots at times that work for our sort times. Our company newsletter made mention of NRT has gone from ~130,000 operations/30mil pax in...Jump to post
Truly a shame how former airline names are simply plastered around one after another by these fly by night outfits.Jump to post
Also, what are the chances of the person who gets the 100,000.00 staying on with the company? Pretty high. $100k is not much to quit a job over imo. Especially when it will be treated as a one-off bonus check tax wise (40-50% rate). To be fair, a 50 percent tax rate, while theoretically possible, i...Jump to post
This is all extra stuff... stuff that the company really does not have to give you. I do not remember seeing an "on time bonus guarantee" in the papers I signed when I started....I don't even remember a "Profit Sharing guarantee" being in there. You get paid to do a job, you kno...Jump to post
I have UA family and they shared the info about the new program yesterday. Overall I think its more exciting and potentially rewarding. It can actually make employees strive to win. The current program basically throws a few crumbs at everyone regardless of how individuals are doing, nor consider th...Jump to post
Yes interesting and sad situation to have company vindicated but the damage was alreay done with loss of deal.
I think UPS should certainly get its expenses back and some damages especially since court found that EU had used entirely incorrect methodology to render its decision.
I just dont get it. If working at Envoy with starting pay of $9.48 is so reprehensible than go apply and seek to work at another employer be it at the airport or not. Market your abilities to the highest paying employer by all means. Labor market matches people with jobs largely based on your skills...Jump to post
B6 just runs a sloppy operation. If they wanted to abide by LGB curfew they would operate accordingly. Its not rocket science to schedule more realistically and have a more disciplined approach to compliance. As a freight driver I have more than once either diverted to another airport or returned to...Jump to post
And if it was up to me, I would tone down all the Polaris marketing until such time bulk of fleet is actually equipped, and the promised lounges are operational. Seems to me almost a case of bait and switch of pitching one product/experience, while in reality, the customer ends up with something ent...Jump to post
I guess in summary ▷ United bungled the marketing rollout and managing public expectation. While Polaris was meant to be service concept its primarily associated with the seat in eyes of consumers. ▷ United misjudged some of the soft product items which turned out to be fantasy which either customer...Jump to post
On the whole sounds much better to market a subset of flights as Polaris and risk a last minute swap and compensate those few customers, than market the entire international long-haul network as Polaris with a marquis seat and disappoint nearly everyone involved.Jump to post
For those comparing Polaris roll out to Delta Suite which is only available on the A350, one should remember DL makes it pretty obvious on their website what type of seat customer will experience. On the A350 flights, not only is there a red "New Flagship" banner on next to your flight opt...Jump to post
With so many soft product cuts under guise of feedback makes one wonder how United trialed all this? Was there not solid proof of concept testing before launching to determine what really customers want onboard and what works crew and galley wise? I either UA bungled the development of the concept r...Jump to post
Due deadheading I manage to try many global business class products. Sorry to say coming from a United family, that I agree that the Polaris concept rollout was bungled from the beginning. Yes they blatantly advertised the heck out of the seat which virtually no one will see, but the food service an...Jump to post
Yes long term I am not sure SIA will stick with dedicated freighters especially considering they closed the cargo AOC and merged everything back into the passenger airline while freighter fleet has been halved. A deal with NCA could give SIA access to freighter capacity, particularly across the Paci...Jump to post
Sure Madrid may have overall more tonnage thanks to all the passenger bellies, but Zaragosa is the freighter capital of Spain.
Over the years I have operated some charters into ZAZ. For a while, my previous employer had a regular series seafood charter flights from Halifax into ZAZ.
Holding the authority and actually using them are two separate things. Never hurts for cargo airlines to expand their traffic authorities to allow for greater flexibility and ability to operate in markets under the guise of a scheduled flight versus charters and reduce approval process charters ofte...Jump to post
For the record, the equipment code 74E means = Boeing 747-400 CombiJump to post
While US3 cry about ME3 open-skies companies like FedEx, UPS and Atlas Air argued to preserve them. There is tremendous economic activity and benefit for companies and consumers that US airlines have liberal access to markets, and why companies like UPS and FedEx are able to operate global hubs and ...Jump to post
Flight goes daily after Feb 27th.Jump to post
For trivia sake if anyone is wondering, the new nonstop is part of around the world trip that runs SDF - Dubai - Shenzhen - Anchorage - SDF. Also for those that might not know Dubai is the connection base for much of UPS in India, the Middle East and Africa and this nonstop flight will help free up ...Jump to post
The UPS pilot's scope clause allows for a set number of cans to be loaded as belly cargo between regions of the US and int'l points, even if that int'l location is aready served by UPS (TPE in this case). I would not be surprised if this flight is used by UPS to the max allowable under those terms,...Jump to post
Long time reader, first time poster. I'm still very curious if CI cut a deal with UPS to carry cargo on this route, and that is making this route so viable. I'm sure the inbound flight to ONT will have capacity for a lot of cargo. As UPS crew member can confirm such would absolutely not be allowed. ...Jump to post