I don;t know why US airlines are continuing these domestic flights, consolidate to 1/2 flights per day on trunk routes, can the rest. The US will follow Europe and be forced in to a complete lockdown imminently anyway, so stop the spread now and halt flights where possible.
The past 10 days I have flown following (load is including me)
AS LAX-GEG with 12 pax. Gate next to my flight was an AS IAD-LAX arrival with just 9 pax onboard.
AS MSO-LAX with 5 pax (all of us upgraded to First!)
WN LAX-MDW with 59 pax (not too bad!).
UA MSN-LAX with 7 pax.
UA LAX-SCK with 2 pax
UA SCK-LAX with 2 pax
Later tonight I am flying LAX-FLL with B6. Will report back on the load, but looks very empty, just a 5-6 seats taken. Booked the flight for $17.40 this morning. I will then the day after fly FLL-BUF-LAX and those flights look also empty.
I have never seen LAX this empty, and generally speaking car traffic in LA is now nonexistent. Even the 405 around 4:30pm is empty, which is surreal.
B747forever. Why are you flying? If for business then your company is behaving quite irresponsibly. If its on your own back then you should take a long look in the mirror.
Here in Europe we are in total lockdown and a tiny % of flights are operating for repatriation only. People are being responsible and staying home. I hope you decide too to.
Some of our friends in the USA, including airline managements, haven't quite figured out yet what is going on.
Mixed signals coming from the White House are not helping.
I have a flight itinerary tomorrow to SFO via AMS and DTW with KL code, with AMS to SFO operated by DL.
My return with AF via CDG has been cancelled. I took this itinerary to have the A380 on the return leg.
It's annoying that DL doesn't cancel its flights, because I would be eligible for a refund. They are purposedly doing this so that everybody becomes a noshow and they don't need to refund and can cash the revenue.
I tried to reach my OTA, in vain, even though I stayed on the phone for the full 2 hours that my telecom operator allows me, 3 times.
They are overloaded and don't answer emails.
Under KLM's Covid19 policy, I am eligible for change of dates or a voucher in any case. Can't even get that processed as KLM refers to OTA and well, OTA doesn't pick up the phone.
So tomorrow I have to drive to the airport and try to get it fixed at the KLM counter pre-departure before I go noshow.
Pretty annoying and miserable but I wouldn't fly it even if they paid me to.
Ow and my ESTA status has been changed to suspensed.