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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
Last download of DAL 757 from fleet management showed these planes without winglets (excluding leased NBA fleet):
Sancho99504 wrote:Jump to postI flew MCO-SEA last year on a 75D with no winglets, so they're not just scheduled on short hops.
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
DeltaMD95 wrote:Is it known what the last ship # will be for the MD88 retirement and what the final route(s) will be?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Amen my friend. Amen.
TransWorldOne wrote:Jump to postSkyWest flights attendants are notorious for being the airplane mode police.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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:Jump to postWhat was NW SEA operation like at the time of merger with DL?
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post