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LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:48 pm

I was just wondering if when the Olympics come to LA in 2028, will the bigger airlines (DL,UA, AA) fly bigger aircraft domestically from smaller cities to LA? Like for example maybe DL does MKE-LAX on an A330 or A350, or AA does OMA-LAX on a 787? I have a feeling by then most of the classic widebodies (767, 777) will be gone.
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:51 pm

So far away to come with any prediction...
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:21 pm

maybe generally what most domestic airlines do is slash and burn the regional fleet and bring in larger narrowbodies, moving capacity through the network as thats easier to schedule and to handle
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:27 pm

It will be all electric 9 seaters by then.
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:32 pm

I predict UA will run 6x daily BWB Boeing 848s EWR-LAX
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:35 pm

Maybe DL will be the official sponsor, as they were in SLC and ATL. It would be a great opportunity to show off their remodeled LAX facilities. And I’m sure a special Olympic livery will look great on their fleet of 737-8 MAX and 787-10!
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:40 pm

Doubt it, I'm guessing the big three will downsize all LAX flights to ERJs
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:50 pm

We are still to far away, to make a realistic prediction.

But assuming that we do not have any travel restrictions.

Past Olympics, have show a very modest increase of air traffic (if any),during the duration of the games. Because typically, the regular travelers/visitors, stay out during the games, also local events, conventions, etc, are scheduled in a way not conflict with the games.
Olympic visitors are more like "substitute traffic". What might happen is that destinations and traffic patterns might change, but that gets fixed relatively easy by just moving around the same fleet for the most part.

But still air traffic might go up thru the whole Olympic year, because of preparations, regular summer events scheduled during spring or autumn.

In Los Angeles case, we are more likely to see this bump in capacity, for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, this attracts way more visitors, and you can expect +100,000 fans arriving within 1-2 days for most single games. and then you need to move most of them to the next game on a different city. Then you are likely to see several runs by widebodies, or even a fleet chartered widebodies moving around fans thru the US, Canada and Mexico.
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:56 pm

The Olympics are far less of a demand spike for the airlines than, say, Thanksgiving or Christmas. I’m sure they’ll upgauge a bit but the only widebodies coming from small cities would be chartered flights.
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:19 am

WidebodyPTV wrote:
It would be a great opportunity to show off their remodeled LAX facilities.

You do realize that by 2028, their remodeled LAX facility will be at least 5 years old??
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:18 am

rj777 wrote:
I was just wondering if when the Olympics come to LA in 2028, will the bigger airlines (DL,UA, AA) fly bigger aircraft domestically from smaller cities to LA? Like for example maybe DL does MKE-LAX on an A330 or A350, or AA does OMA-LAX on a 787? I have a feeling by then most of the classic widebodies (767, 777) will be gone.


The A330 came out before the 777...
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:34 pm

It seems like people care less about every Olympics than the preceding one.
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:24 am

WidebodyPTV wrote:
Maybe DL will be the official sponsor, as they were in SLC and ATL. It would be a great opportunity to show off their remodeled LAX facilities. And I’m sure a special Olympic livery will look great on their fleet of 737-8 MAX and 787-10!


No doubt it will be a competitive bid between the Big 3 for sponsorship, and recall UA was the official airline of the LA 1984 Summer Games.

United Airlines Olympic Sponsor Commercial - 1984
Source: YouTube

Having said that, does the Olympics drive domestic traffic? It would seem to me more of an international affair.

Each time the Olympics have been held in the states since LA 1984, there has been some form of major airport expansion, of which was designed with an international purpose in mind (LA 1984: 2nd level departure curbside, two-story landside expansion & TBIT, ATL 1996: Concourse E, LA 2028: Multiple projects underway including MSC) .
 
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Re: LA Olympics 2028- will airlines fly bigger planes domestically?

Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:28 pm

I think it's much more likely that you can see some special one-off flights from countries sending their athletes to LA, similar to the global summits where all the world leaders fly their planes. Like central African airlines sending one of their flagship aircraft to LAX, for example. Or Caribbean sending a 737 from KIN-LAX.

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