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by n7371f
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9540

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

Helps set the narrative for upcoming quarterly earnings with investors. AA is rumored to be readying cost cutting measures to prop up its similar under performance for quarterly conference call.

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by n7371f
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12099

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

At some point it was believed that either the A350 or the A330NEO order also included licensing (for lack of a better word) from Airbus to extend the cycle limit on the 320 fleet from 3250 on down.

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by n7371f
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 620
Views: 57645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

This is about the worst written article ever. So is Shared Services and its 2 737-700's done? Is AS going to use 73G's to charter? Not exactly a new market, but BP has pulled out of the Shared Services aviation coalition and given their business for Anchorage to Prudhoe Bay/Deadhorse to Alaska Airli...

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by n7371f
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9330

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

We each have our own opinions, but in my opinion, AS has better service than VX. AS serves complimentary snacks, while VX does not. Everyone does have their own opinions, but the anti-AS stuff seems to be highly exaggerated. AS consistently ranks high for customer service. Better than the airlines ...

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by n7371f
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7922

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

DL running the 359 SEA-NRT is in part a competitive response to JL starting service to SEA.

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by n7371f
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7473

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

Heck GEG was a focus city with over 20+ nonstops and multiple DC-10's daily and leases on 4 gates - 12,13,14,15 - back when they funneled PDX/SEA to Montana & further east MSP/ORD, et al.... I think in the '80s you could even consider JFK and/or BOS NW focus cities. I forget when but the JFK-GLA...

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by n7371f
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL returns to SEA
Replies: 80
Views: 11537

Re: JAL returns to SEA

DL has just about every major corporate contract in SEA for Intl wrapped up. Amazon. Microsoft. And so on...They'll be fine. I guess DL may be the loser afterwards. After JV with KE, the SEA-NRT seems less important. I still cannot find the DL's strategy for trans-pacific route. They tried to focus ...

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by n7371f
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 400
Views: 29962

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

Nice to see GEG working for F9...for now. They've downgraded DEN from a 321 to a 320/319 depending on day. 321 was way too much for a flight leaving GEG after 8pm to DEN. The flight coming up actually performed fine in the summer running a 90%+ load factor. UA is maintaining 2x daily GEG-SFO but GEG...

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by n7371f
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA
Replies: 35
Views: 7086

Re: Drunk passenger causes diversion after headbutting FA

So some loser got drunk on a flight. There are hundreds of thousands flights every day. We're going to ban booze - equivalent to smoking like one poster - because of this?

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 446
Views: 43112

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Now if F9 could just figure out how to run an operation...

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by n7371f
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 632
Views: 87099

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

N916DN remains active. Currently flying ATL-BWI.

Also N961DN, 9261, is stored at SBD. Flew then March 23.

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by n7371f
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 7936

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

Last download of DAL 757 from fleet management showed these planes without winglets (excluding leased NBA fleet):

668
670
671
673-676
678-684
697
698
6716



Sancho99504 wrote:
I flew MCO-SEA last year on a 75D with no winglets, so they're not just scheduled on short hops.

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by n7371f
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada E190s at KTUS
Replies: 23
Views: 4395

Re: Air Canada E190s at KTUS

Planes headed to Marana but need to land in Tucson to clear customs. Explains why TUS sees quite a bit of odd traffic throughout the year. Most recently Aerolitoral was sending up its E145's to Kingman. Most stopped in Tucson to clear customs before heading onward. aerotransport.org is reporting the...

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by n7371f
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 454
Views: 97527

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Frontier, through its original ad agency who came up with the launch logo (scripted Frontier) and 'The Spirit of the West' tagline, paid regional photographers for their photos to use on the tails. I recall the amount not being a whole heck of a lot. But you're right the new tails under Indigo look ...

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did CO drop FAR?
Replies: 13
Views: 1885

Re: When did CO drop FAR?

I may be a little off on my timing but when CO restarted the FL network out of DEN, it was operated on Frontier's certificate. Essentially FL was operating as a standalone carrier except the branding was CO. Slowly CO started moving out FL aircraft from Denver and using CO metal - like the DC9 that ...

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 400
Views: 29962

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

DL SEA-TUS seasonal will be 319 service this year/next year.

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?
Replies: 41
Views: 6029

Re: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?

Terminal 1 for US border flights is horrible. Have not been to the AC terminal but here it's great. T1 is especially awful when on a US carrier regional. Lots of fun flying out of A6 in a tiny, floor level closet room. But rest of terminal, even with the OTG-themed restaurants, is cramped, narrow an...

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 454
Views: 97527

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

EA CO AS wrote:
zackary747 wrote:
Is VCV the only place where they're repainting the fleet?


It appears so, but they'll be starting the interior refits soon as well and those may be done elsewhere.


GSO

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 632
Views: 87099

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

DeltaMD95 wrote:
Is it known what the last ship # will be for the MD88 retirement and what the final route(s) will be?


No. But 50-60 will be around for the turn of the decade. And beginning next year, DL will keep their flying to around 500 miles from ATL, DTW.

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 632
Views: 87099

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Saw MD-90 N916DN depart yesterday and noticed that the right wingtip strobe was a flashing LED exactly like on the newer B739s whereas the left wingtip strobe was a standard blinking light. Thought that was really unusual. Never seen a Mad Dog with an LED strobe (I know a few did get LED landing li...

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by n7371f
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 6537

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

The cessation of intra-PNW flying coincided with spikes in oil and while WN was hedged mostly, the airline began pulling out of many 250 miles and under markets - not just in the Pac NW. WN's costs simply crept too high for the flying to work. Alaska was also a factor and their frequent flier pull i...

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by n7371f
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2018 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 93
Views: 6328

Re: 2018 NCAA Football Charters

Building Beaver Nation (haha) chartered a WN 73H out of EUG to CMH. Washington State did its usual chartering AS 73H. Into Cheyenne (where team hotel was) out of PUW. Straight out of Laramie back to PUW after win at Wyoming. This appears to be Oregon State's charter on AS from their whooping at the ...

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by n7371f
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell
Replies: 22
Views: 6653

Re: NW/KLM - The Alliance From Hell

This couldn't be more wrong. It was NWA that actually had the $ to complete the DL/NW merger.

masseybrown wrote:
It was the debt that KLM complained about that eventually forced over-leveraged NW into the DL merger.

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by n7371f
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 620
Views: 57645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

If you believe BT & BM, they're already doing that.

whpbur wrote:
I think Alaska is going to try to battle Southwest in California. Lots of SoCal - NorCal service.

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by n7371f
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14836

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

You are dead-on correct my friend with the first lines below... AS just gutted VX and those flights from FLL were always full, can't be any clearer that it wasn't a merger but an elimination of competition, which is supposed to be protected but our govt sucks. Ironically, it was really about elimina...

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by n7371f
Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster
Replies: 97
Views: 12125

Re: Sun Country Switch to Contractor at MSP Becomes Disaster

Not how it works my friend. DGS does ground handling around the country for competitors with no issue. It has been announced that DGS is taking over Sun Country's ground ops. They are already hiring. https://dalgs.jobs/minnesota/usa/jobs/ This should be interesting. SY is outsourcing their ground ha...

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by n7371f
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November
Replies: 69
Views: 9048

Re: DAL becoming all-E175 for AS in November

AS is bright to squat on the 2 gates as long as it can to try and drive a premium/bidding war on their value. Let's face it, there's no future for DAL in the AS network. If there was everything wouldn't be going to E75.

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by n7371f
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14836

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

Another week, another AS cut from SFO. Wonder which east/west route on the old Virgin network is next. It's coming.

Not posted here but AS is really cranking up TUS service for high season. 2x SEA-TUS on 739; 2x PDX-TUS on E75. 1x SJC-TUS remains same. Half the year it's 1x to SEA and SJC.

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by n7371f
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13409

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

DL plan for SEA was never market share - it was for international revenue. AS didn't want to play - and as I've noted in many posts last few years, AS would not exit a handful of marketing relationships with International airlines that operated out of SEA. SEA is profitable for DL. And DL has a hear...

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by n7371f
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?
Replies: 31
Views: 4676

Re: Do Bombardier CRJ aircraft no longer fly into SEA or what?

Delta pulled all CRJ-series last summer and has maintained all E75 Connection service.

LAX has a couple of CR7 flights, usually to Tucson. Nothing else.

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by n7371f
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More F9 route announcements
Replies: 61
Views: 5179

Re: F9 Expands to 6 new cities from RSW in Nov 18

The current F9 is in the business of trying to fly routes where people want to fly - and are currently priced out. DEN-TUS in the winter is a solid market. Hell even the 1994-95 version of F9 got good loads Dec-Mar. It was the rest of the year that were awful. You check the "low fare" airl...

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by n7371f
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48470

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Engines fall off way back - obviously lose any reverse thrust ability.

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by n7371f
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volotea 717, how long?
Replies: 28
Views: 5375

Re: Volotea 717, how long?

Delta is taking the Turkmen 717's for parts.

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by n7371f
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13130

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

The 73J from the Virgin Airbus' will be quite a shock for the first class passengers on transcontinental initially. Going from 55" and a barcalounger to 4 inch recline (yes I know 73J's are to be reconfigured, eventually) & pre-flight service & continuous service throughout flight vs AS...

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by n7371f
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out
Replies: 35
Views: 4466

Re: Locations of ex-NW planes not yet parted out

Correct. Most metal touched Marana under NWA in the waning years. Many of the D14's went to Greenwood, Ms & a couple of the last 72R's went to Maxton, NC. DL sent a bunch of the D95s and MD90s up to BYH. I'm pretty sure that NW never sent anything up and that everything would be in DL colors up ...

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by n7371f
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/8/2018:DY JFKAMS to Daily;LV Adds EWRORY;AS Freq Changes
Replies: 26
Views: 6555

Re: OAG Changes 7/8/2018:DY JFKAMS to Daily;LV Adds EWRORY;AS Freq Changes

Well these further AS cuts at SFO and LAX on former Virgin routes certainly won't stop the boiling that AS is struggling on the inherited routes. 1 daily SFO/LAX-ORD? Already cut SFO-DEN. All 3 of these are among the largest revenue markets in the states.

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by n7371f
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 446
Views: 43112

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

It's all about aircraft utilization and driving lower costs. A plane isn't making $ unless it's flying. And Daniel Schurz & his team clearly believe there is an untapped market of people who will choose to fly these kind of flights. A counter question might be: would having 2 of these flights RO...

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by n7371f
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 446
Views: 43112

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Frontier's operation right now is a mess. Once again, today, a laundry list of cancellations: 32 for Friday & Saturday morning as of 11:00pm EDT. That's 8% of scheduled departures. And of those that operated, 32% were 15+ late. The numbers for the past 7 days are similarly awful. 22 cancels Thur...

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by n7371f
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 22400

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

Delta is buying Turkmenistan's Boeing 717 fleet FOR PARTS.

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska in the Bay Area
Replies: 108
Views: 12309

Re: Alaska in the Bay Area

Like any acquiring company, AS is feeling its way around (the Bay Area. There's a lot new to learn, quickly, and what we see today will certainly be different in 5 years from all 3 airports. And the potential for additional gates at SFO with the new Term 1 (apparently AA will be moving there) create...

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 75
Views: 12168

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

The WN/SY rumors go back 18 years. I was working in MSP when SY unveiled its current livery (under LaMacchia) and news outlets ran stories the next day on whether a merger was in the works. If WN saw value in SY, it would've happened already. The more realistic response is if WN saw more in MSP, it ...

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by n7371f
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat
Replies: 177
Views: 16301

Re: Delta ejects passengers over airplane mode spat

Amen my friend. Amen.

TransWorldOne wrote:
SkyWest flights attendants are notorious for being the airplane mode police.

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by n7371f
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX
Replies: 75
Views: 12168

Re: Sun Country adds 5 routes from PDX

SY business model at moment appears to find markets, like PDX, that Frontier and Spirit haven't touched. There's no reason to think F9 couldn't try the PDX runs, sans HNL, but the focus is elsewhere. Same with MSN.

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by n7371f
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7466

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

The reason VX flight attendants are happy in-flight TV is going away is because they don't have to work the entire flight and provide service on-demand by passengers ordering through their seat back. But to use your logic just makes you look silly. It's not my logic, these are facts based on researc...

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 446
Views: 43112

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Word from a pilot is the operation is a mess right now. 7 aircraft out for non-routine maintenance (so that would be in addition to one's out for heavy checks). On-time hovering around 40% last few days. And more than 2/3 of the fleet with MEL write-ups. Now that said, as I mentioned to him, there's...

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7473

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

NW ran NRT, LHR, AMS nonstop on 330 series.

HNL a couple of times a day with either 2x 753 or a 330 & 753. OGG/KOA on a 753.

MSP, DTW, MEM. IND summer only.

NW Cargo 742 to ANC, ORD, LAX.

UA857 wrote:
What was NW SEA operation like at the time of merger with DL?

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by n7371f
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?
Replies: 69
Views: 7473

Re: Northwest Airlines Seattle Focus City?

Correct. NW built the hangar/cargo facility with the plan of A330 maintenance (along with 757's). We'll never know but there was a lot of chatter before the merger that NW was eyeing the Dreamliner out of SEA. SYD was one of the routes that came up a lot. The current DL hangar in SEA was also a form...

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by n7371f
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7466

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

You make it sound like it's some crisis that screens don't work. You're better off not trying to argue the decision. The amount of capital required is good enough of a reason. Your reasoning is absurd and, again, highlights the immense homerism of all-things AS. I fly 200k domestic and you know how...

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by n7371f
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7466

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

You make it sound like it's some crisis that screens don't work. You're better off not trying to argue the decision. The amount of capital required is good enough of a reason. Your reasoning is absurd and, again, highlights the immense homerism of all-things AS. I fly 200k domestic and you know how ...

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by n7371f
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27985

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

If Neeleman is able to get this going, and there's little to doubt he won't, it'll be interesting to see how Allegiant, Frontier and even Spirit respond. Because you know Neeleman won't be William Franke and won't play with pissing off the passenger at nearly every touchpoint. It could create real h...

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