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by n7371f
Fri May 25, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 297
Views: 42594

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Some of them got the new NG overhead ceilings. DL standard sidewalls & bulkheads for nearly all of them. The lack of IFE was glaring. That said...there were original DL 757's that weren't much better. To me, the old NW Recaro first class seats were more comfortable to me - and best part - they h...

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by n7371f
Fri May 25, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 321
Views: 50424

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

OK Doug. You know there's a button that turns off the screen in front of you. I'm not feeling the removal of the PTVs from the majority of the fleet. Passengers perceive PTVs as "value." I know there are many arguments for the advent of streaming content to a PED but there are also numerou...

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by n7371f
Sat May 19, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 6869

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

Airlines don't leave routes that print $. Surprised MMH-SAN is not doing well. Lots of ski maniacs in SAN looking for the next powder fix. They didn’t say it was poorly performing. They said it was an aircraft availability issue. I’m guessing as they are pulling down the Q’s, they need to reduce lin...

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by n7371f
Sat May 19, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 297
Views: 42594

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

As previous posters noted, the economy played a part. There are other reasons... The ex-ATA birds were the only domestic ETOPS 757-200's in the fleet at the start of the NWA merger. DL needed them for Hawaii. And the ETOPS NWA -251's were still doing Atlantic flying on the old NWA network and severa...

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by n7371f
Fri May 18, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage
Replies: 142
Views: 23585

Re: United Airlines makes big adjustments in onboard food and beverage

The obvious question here is why United couldn't figure this out ahead of time. Who, if anyone, is paying attention to customer feedback? This event makes it appear that UA/Kirby just went ahead nillywilly and institute a negative change without any use of knowledge. You're telling me UA internally ...

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by n7371f
Thu May 10, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?
Replies: 214
Views: 28524

Re: UA RFQ now ongoing for 767 replacement?

Kirby love him some French built planes.

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by n7371f
Thu May 10, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11221

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

F9 back into GEG is off to a good start...at least based on load factors. I actually flew them last Friday and DEN-GEG went out Y229/Y230. The return was Y192/Y230. F9 is seeing lower load factors on the return since it leaves GEG at 7:15pm and arrives into DEN at 10:45. Seeing 90%+ loads out of DEN...

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by n7371f
Tue May 01, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 12875

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

...even the OAG schedule filings by AS couldn't deter the AS/EA dude from going all progressive Seattle on Enirilia - who just reports weekly filings - and has for years - with some comments about opinions. I used to think the Frontier person from New Zealand used to get worked up about Enrilia befo...

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by n7371f
Tue May 01, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA
Replies: 32
Views: 5702

Re: Delta shifting SkyWest flights to LGA

The SkyWest E75SC's are all going east as they are delivered (after being inducted at BOI). The E75 is a far superior product to the CR7's and in some cases CR9's it is replacing on routes that touch LGA, DCA, ORD and eventually JFK. OO will continue operating its E7W's for DL out west in combinatio...

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 12875

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

AS DAL-SJC. Just flew it 4/28 on an OO operated E75. F6/12 Y24/Y64.

Also recently flew SJC-TUS on AS/OO and load was even worse. F1/12. Y18/64.

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by n7371f
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11002

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

Don't Stop Believing - Journey. This took 5 seconds to search...since I'm totally full of it. https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2016/04/05/to-alaska-airlines-rival-virgin-america-is-worth-a-lot-more-2-6-billion-more-dead-than-alive/2/#4376e0ed3ff5 Remember...one of the motivations in buying Vi...

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by n7371f
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11002

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

I don't disagree with you. If NYC-SJC was a big $ maker, others would have already jumped on it. Remember...one of the motivations in buying Virgin America was to erase a competitor that was hindering yields in AS' core markets. And B6 buying Virgin America may not have changed much of the status-qu...

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30442

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Allegiant looks bad. I don't know how you argue otherwise, especially with bush-league decision to hide behind some letter from the C.P. That said, the FAA also gets a big target on itself with its operational decision to move from enforcement to being daycare. I thought CBS could've done a better j...

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11002

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

If AS can get higher yields pulling planes off LAX and SFO, then it's a smart move. Wow, close in transcon pullback... *AS JFK-LAX JUL 6>5 AUG 6>5 SEP 6>5 OCT 6>5 NOV 6>5 DEC 6>5 *AS JFK-SFO AUG 5>4 SEP 5>4 OCT 5>4 NOV 5>4 DEC 5>4 As already discussed a week ago ... The frequency in these markets, i...

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21170

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

You've got the former No 2 at Allegiant calling the shots now. That's really all that needs to be said.

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18577

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Who are your "credible industry insiders?" You're digging yourself a hole. And we're discussing that DL and NW was the logical combination. You're referring to DL as a stray cat. AA? DL wanted NW for Asia, for one. AA doesn't have diddly over there. AA and NW had merger talks. DL just want...

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30442

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

If that Mary Schialvo siv turns up...I swear...

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18577

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

AA? DL wanted NW for Asia, for one. AA doesn't have diddly over there. AA and NW had merger talks. Silly to write that NW was hardly ideal merger partner for DL. It was the ideal one. Why do you think it happened first, when everyone else was still in play? Come on No, I’m just a realist. We know th...

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18577

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Silly to write that NW was hardly ideal merger partner for DL. It was the ideal one. Why do you think it happened first, when everyone else was still in play? Come on! This post is full of conjecture. Seriously? 99.9% of a.net, including the posting I was responding and... Regardless, looking back n...

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by n7371f
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Preliminary CS100 2018 deliveries to DAL laid out
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Preliminary CS100 2018 deliveries to DAL laid out

Delta is hoping to receive 2 CS100's at some point during October, the first deliveries, and Bombardier says it can deliver 6 by year-end. However at a meeting involving FlightOps today, I'm told marketing doesn't plan for EIS until 2019. NYC is still expected to be the initial base and bidding will...

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing signs lease with GEG
Replies: 0
Views: 865

Boeing signs lease with GEG

The Spokane, Washington (GEG) Airport Board approved a new lease with Boeing this past month for over 70k feet of ramp space. Boeing uses IAC's GEG facilities for painting of its new delivery 737's and has for the past few years. But going forward, Boeing now has a 3 year lease to use the southwest ...

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by n7371f
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest
Replies: 231
Views: 18577

Re: Decade since Delta's merger with Northwest

Always been a lot of fun chatter about the DL "onward, upward" widget and the last NWA logo. Richard was intensely involved with the NWA rebranding before he left. But I'm told the DL rebranding began before any discussions of a merger took place & Richard was onboard as DL CEO. That w...

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by n7371f
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13872

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

You got me. I'm a total hack. Just make up crap. Keep in mind that some here might actually be in the inside with some of the airlines here. Data is usually proprietary to their company and are not public knowledge. If any airline worker or industry employee releases proprietary information on this ...

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by n7371f
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13872

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Not on here pal. And by the way it's just DL and AS. Don't lose sleep over the others. You're wrong. Plain and simple. I know. You don't. Move on.. Can you please support your assertions, other than your usual bantering of being the only person on Earth who’s happened to befriend/play golf with ever...

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by n7371f
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13872

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

You're wrong. Plain and simple. I know. You don't. Move on... Would love to see a concrete example of this with sources please. "We have no plans to close MEM." They left off "...until we figure out what to do with all these regional jets," which - of course - changes the context...

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by n7371f
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6326

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

United acquired 25 737-200A's from Frontier much earlier than the FL/CO deal. Even before PE bought FL. Frontier agreed to sell 25 of its newest (and owned) 737-200A's to United to raise cash for the expected ESOP (employee buyout). Frontier even painted the planes for UA. The ESOP never came to fru...

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary
Replies: 35
Views: 5142

Re: Aloha Airlines Final Flight - 10th Anniversary

Was that the last airline David Banmiller shut down? He was at Sun Country when they went Ch 11, not sure if that was before or after. Little written about him and the demise - but it is known that UA and ATA and Aloha had a preliminary deal to give 20 or so 73H's from TZ to AQ with funding from UA....

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6326

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

Don't underestimate the CAL Lite debacle on Stapleton. CAL went bonkers with Lite and a lot of the capacity shifted to Greensboro and other outposts like that. By the time Bethune was onboard, DEN had already been pared to a point that there was no going back. But its demise began with CAL Lite. The...

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by n7371f
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13872

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

This is both correct. DL made a decision roughly 2 years ago that it was done with Intl adds until the new FIS facility. Could it have added? Yes but the decision was based on what were sure to be increased operating costs for missed connections and all the other gunk with a swollen FIS space on S. ...

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by n7371f
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11221

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

AS tried an experiment. They took a 73H that normally would've parked at GEG on a Saturday night inbound from SEA - and flew it to ANC and then back on a redeye - in time for a Sunday morning GEG-SEA. Never heard much about its performance but that it never came back, there you go. GEG folks are so ...

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by n7371f
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress
Replies: 55
Views: 7833

Re: Spirit Airlines Repaint Progress

The most god awful livery, ever. Maybe the first time consultants actually matched a livery with a product.

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8310

Re: American A320 Retirement

Same game plan as the LUS 321's - new seat covers and that's it. Those F/C seats on the America West A320's were bad when HP was still flying! As for power - Dougie has some sort of hang up with power. He did with wifi too. And he does with in-seat video. At least he and Kirby got smacked at US when...

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes
Replies: 68
Views: 13368

Re: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes

Lol. Ever been on an AA 757 and then a DL 75S? AA sucks. They'll do the bare minimum in refurb's. I'll believe it when I see it!

WWads wrote:
DCA-LAX is big news. If both flights each day are lie-flat 757s, DL could be in trouble.

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 8310

Re: American A320 Retirement

I thought the 320 was being sunset at AA...but that was from information a few years back - AA wanted to go with the 321. Kirby was calling the shots and didn't like the 319 (notice how he went to UA and killed the 73G order?). So maybe AA has warmed back to the 320. Putting 2Ku on certainly is a si...

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by n7371f
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11221

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

All time delays are tied to one another...they're delays. With all respect, completely disagree. First shovel in the ground was a year late to begin with. At numerous stages, Delta, tried to convince the POS to drop its long-held desire of managing construction and hiring an outside firm with experi...

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by n7371f
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service
Replies: 14
Views: 2958

Re: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service

Good for AS. They'll need the extra Europe feed with KLM and Air France leaving them with the DL partnership.

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by n7371f
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 56934

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

El Paso-Honolulu nonstop?!?! Comedy! What about DAL/HOU/AUS to HNL? Could 737MAX7 make it? Or maybe non-stop eastbound, one stop westbound i.e. DAL-ELP-HNL-DAL-ELP-HNL - etc HOU-ELP-HNL-HOU-ELP-HNL. AUS-ELP-HNL-AUS-ELP-HNL. Sample flight times DAL-ELP: 9CST-10MST ELP-HNL: 10:30MST-2HST HNL-DAL: 7HST...

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by n7371f
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11221

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

With all respect, completely disagree. First shovel in the ground was a year late to begin with. At numerous stages, Delta, tried to convince the POS to drop its long-held desire of managing construction and hiring an outside firm with experience. That is strictly on the Port. They refused all sugge...

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by n7371f
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 147
Views: 11221

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

That is strictly on the Port. They refused all suggestions, requests, to outsource project management to an outside entity with experience. This is what you get. IAF is 5 months behind schedule: https://meetings.portseattle.org/portmeetings/attachments/2018/2018_03_27_RM_9a.pdf https://meetings.port...

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by n7371f
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 297
Views: 42594

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

ATS is up there operating out of some of the old TWA 2 million sq ft facility. ATS does induction work for some airlines there and at PAE. 3037, N337DN, has finally finished induction at MCI, and enters revenue service tomorrow: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N337DN Is there any rhyme or reason...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL E170/175 Windows
Replies: 8
Views: 1982

Re: DL E170/175 Windows

If you want misaligned windows, fly the CRJ fleet - any sub-type.

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by n7371f
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12925

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

I'm not predicting the end of anything. Where did I write that? I'm just writing that there are some doubts within the industry, and the analyst world, that BT and BM may a) not be the guys to see this larger entity forward, b) may need another set of eyes to get this merger polished off. It's out t...

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by n7371f
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12925

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

That would be great if the entire loss can be attributed to write downs but based on the monthly updates pertaining to RASM and LF and PRASM estimates, those are all down - and that is not a good combination, usually. [ If these really are one-off items the 1Q loss is no big deal. . This needs to be...

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by n7371f
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12925

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

That's actually part of the problem IMO. This group leading AS needs some broader, bigger thinkers. With taking on Virgin this is more than Seattle. If the under-performance continues, the pressure will grow on BT and BM to get people in there who have a bigger world view. Alaska executive team is s...

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12925

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

The eliminate a competitor - heck yes. Smart move by AS. Virgin A was a huge thorn in the side with undercutting yields. Was it worth the cost? Time will tell. So what did AS get for its 2-something-billion? Eliminate a west coast competitor. Prevent JetBlue from expanding on the west coast. Bonuses...

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12925

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

How's a quarterly loss in this marketplace acceptable? Listening... I'm told Alaska's second in command, Ben Minicucci, sent an e-mail to pilots that informed of the airline's upcoming first quarterly loss in 7 years due to increased competition and higher costs. AAG is also pulling back on pilot tr...

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by n7371f
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12925

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

I'm sorry EA CO AS but you're disqualified for the line about 2 gates at Love Field being part of the greatest assets ALK acquired. I believe Virgin America doesn't own the leasehold on them. And second disqual for describing them as "hardest-to-come-by real estate". If you're referring to...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12925

Re: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

This was expected?!?! I thought I studied the merger and all the SEC materials pretty good, along with all the public parties, and I don’t recall seeing anything about expectant quarterly losses. Maybe I missed something...wouldn’t be first time. Yes Alaska isn’t going anywhere...as an entity. But w...

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by n7371f
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska tells pilots it will post loss
Replies: 91
Views: 12925

Alaska tells pilots it will post loss

I'm told Alaska's second in command, Ben Minicucci, sent an e-mail to pilots that informed of the airline's upcoming first quarterly loss in 7 years due to increased competition and higher costs. AAG is also pulling back on pilot training, which could be taken as a cut in expansion, which include sh...

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