People's Republic of Kalifornia strikes again.
That said...can't really be surprised about lack of oversight by AS Management with the merger. Congrats Ben!
Going on a decade of trying to navigate photos on this damn site... https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/31779712347/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/45805648955/in/dateposted-public/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/60664525@N05/31779715617/in/dateposted-public/ h...Jump to post
Daytime flight, couldn't tell. But AS has beaten its chest that mood lighting was coming to new cabins so I'll assume it's there. Looks great, at least they didn't chose that predictable MiQ seat (also a great seat, just way too many airlines using it at this point). Although I'm still not onboard w...Jump to post
I believe the sidewalls were re-laminated but can't fully remember. Overheads were unchanged. And the rubber coverings over the galley and storage being loose and dangling are tacky. But that goes back to original Boeing cheap-ass design and then the contractor who overhauled the plane, like Triad i...Jump to post
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The new AS-standard interior has started showing up on the Boeing 737-700 fleet. This will eventually move to all the Airbus' and the 738/739 fleet. I caught ship 619 the other week on a PDX-SEA jaunt in first class. The new AS first class seat is terrific. Bravo AS. It's comfortable. Good padding. ...Jump to post
All great efforts...after the fact. This is about the "real time" handling and like every airline before them, AS laid a dump. Frankly, the corporate spokesperson’s response fell flat. I’ve been trying to stay out of this, lest I be accused of being an apologist, but can you tell me which ...Jump to post
The issue is AS had ZERO experience with Airbus builds - and not to get technical - even their weekly maintenance upkeep is different than Boeing. AS has admitted it struggled with the learning curve on Airbus. Whether that's because they jettisoned everyone in Burlingame, which I doubt, or just not...Jump to post
Credit to AS' main spokeswoman for being rather upfront in her public comments. Her response to media inquiries was real, human, unlike most of the b.s. babble that emulates from the mouthpieces.Jump to post
9240 must be doing a DoD charter given Killeen to Riverside.
n515cr wrote:Jump to post9240 showing the same MSP-GRK-RIV as 9243 so suspect it will end its day tomorrow at SBD. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n940dn
952 ferried to BYH today: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n952dl
For a very brief period, some of Frontier Horizon was flown for Frontier (MCO, TPA, SFO, maybe more). I don't know specifics on how it played out with ALPA and such but some of the 727-100's flew with Horizon scratched out on the fuselage. This was done after the decision was made to relinquish the ...Jump to post
Yeah DL is gate constrained because of the new IAF which depending on the phase is culling 1-3 gates a day. The Concourse C airport people mover station at SEA will close on January 1 and reopen in December 2019 after a major refresh. Details and renderings here: https://www.portseattle.org/projects...Jump to post
DL will be running the A220 when it starts SEA-DFW - and that thing will eat any E75's lunch on that route. And it's going to happen. 1). MKE was daily 2). I'm sure enilria is talking about the greater picture, not just this week. I agree, AS had more adds than drops at PDX this week--but given that...Jump to post
Correctomundo. Pride is irrelevant and the Q's aren't a bad plane. On shorter flights, it doesn't matter whether or not it has FC or the extra legroom rows. Unfortunately, AS management isn't handling the changes in service and shifts in flights as well as airlines like DL so scrambling to bring bac...Jump to post
Allegiant will move its TUS operations from the main terminal to the re-done ex-Intl terminal now dubbed C-gates early in January. I assume they're getting a cheaper deal than the main terminal. No restrooms post security. Not sure why TUS decided to redo a small facility that hadn't been used since...Jump to post
DAL parked 2 717's over winter with reduced capacity. Planes will be back for summer. N987AT B717 ferried DFW-SBD on 10-December-2018, is this for seasonal storage? It's last revenue flight was 30-September-2018? Most likely - this was the one that was missing engines and had its windows taped up in...Jump to post
Ask the folks from the first Frontier how 3 hubbed airlines worked in Denver... Because it's a good and growing Hub?? American won't leave PHX for Denver when they currently have a solid operation at PHX and have invested millions in upgrading the Admirals Clubs and re-gating and re-stripping all fo...Jump to post
See archived posts regarding AAG buying Virgin America to remove a disruptive West Coast competitor. That was No 1, 1A, 1B, No 2, 2B, 2C...
Planes are from all over. Some Canada, Mexico (Aeromexico), China, South America (Aerolineas). Basically everywhere. Even US (Alaska). A lot of these planes were from WestJet in Canada. I would have assumed they have the same standards as the USA, or is this an example of poor maintaince by WestJet?Jump to post
The E fleet decision was clearly a bottom line decision. No power in coach. Y seats that don't have head rests (vs DL, UA, AA). -700's with the new interior have the future fleet-wide Recaro seats in FC and Y with seat power, tablet holders in both cabins and foot rests in F. Not sure how many are l...Jump to post
Performance issues. I noticed that some of Delta’s 737-900ERs delivered this year are not ETOPS. This was discussed on post 649. The remaining deliveries will be non-etops equipped airplanes. Does DL use their ETOPS-equipped 739ERs for their routes to Hawaii? I just came back from Hawaii (O’ahu, Mau...Jump to post
I only am aware of this odd Dreamlifter flight because I saw it circling north of Tucson at 9,000 feet for 30 min today. Scheduled PAE-MZJ this Dreamlifter finally flew to LAX after all sorts of loops over Marana. Anyone know anything?
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Merger has been a massive hit. The goal is to make the surviving entity stronger. It worked, big time. That said, there are a lot of things from the Red Tail I miss. It's hard to quantify because the world is so different now then 10 years ago. It's hard to visualize how it would play now. I find in...Jump to post
Northwest actually configured one CRJ in the below-mentioned configuration and parked it at MSP for a couple of days of (very secretive) testing with HVC's. Anyone who boarded the plane had to sign non-disclosure and had all personal items that could be used for photos or notes confiscated. For year...Jump to post
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