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by rwsea
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 223
Views: 19371

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

Eek! That stinks Delta is leaving Hong Kong. Do you think United will pull out of Osaka once Delta starts its flights? This will be the third time that DL/NW flies SEA-KIX. Let's see if it sticks this time. The flights have historically had great loads but low yields... and KIX is an expensive airp...

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by rwsea
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL in China
Replies: 105
Views: 9800

Re: DL in China

DL's hub network is much less conducive to experimenting in China than UA's is (or even AA). SFO and LAX are the premiere US gateways to Asia, and UA has even struggled out of its powerhouse SFO hub and with smaller planes. No way DL could be successful from SEA or DTW at this stage - the markets ar...

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by rwsea
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Smisek had stayed at United?
Replies: 29
Views: 4838

Re: What if Smisek had stayed at United?

Prioritized updating the website and app - as a result United has by far the best website and app. Did he? The home page looks better, and no doubt it's certainly functional. But some parts of it look and work like the old CO site. With all of its old annoying quirks. It may not be as pretty as the...

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by rwsea
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to partner with Aer Lingus, feed SEADUB service
Replies: 14
Views: 2976

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

Glad to see this come to fruition, and not a surprise at all. AS is actually quite weak with its European partnerships, so this helps mitigate the loss of AF/DL/KL somewhat. Aer Lingus has a decent longhaul business product, although the lack of an intra-EU business class offering weakens it somewha...

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by rwsea
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8343

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

To paraphrase Stephen Colbert, it’s surprising that the NRA even wants anything to do with Delta given that they have an age requirement (to fly solo), require use of ID, enforce a minimum drinking age, require searches of your personal property, and enforce a whole other set of Liberty-limiting rul...

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by rwsea
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA
Replies: 273
Views: 8343

Re: Georgia Lt. Governor Threatens DL Over Cutting Ties with NRA

So, he won't support Delta anymore until Delta gives special privileges to a political group?

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by rwsea
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7955

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

[quote="tphuang"][quote="JetBuddy"][quote="rwsea"] I have no clue which part of Manhattan rwsea is talking about, but I'm normally able to get to midtown from JFK in under 60 minutes. And to midtown, it's 75 minutes from JFK airport via airtrain. During less busy hours,...

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by rwsea
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub
Replies: 63
Views: 7955

Re: Star Alliance's EWR Fortress Hub

I've been converted into an EWR believer. My last two trips to NY I stayed in midtown. The first trip I used JFK, and it was over 90 minutes each way to the airport via Uber. Just getting across Manhattan and into Brooklyn added 45 minutes to the trip. EWR on the other hand was 30 mins each way. I k...

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by rwsea
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22532

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Delta recently put out tighter restrictions regarding 'emotional support animals'. Hopefully the rest of the US airlines will follow in short order. Somehow this is only a problem in the US.

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by rwsea
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vermont Senate passes Weed bill!!
Replies: 18
Views: 888

Re: Vermont Senate passes Weed bill!!

This makes 8 states with full marijuana legalization and 29 states with at least medicinal marijuana. At the pace legalized marijuana is being accepted, I wouldn't be surprised if it's legal in some form in all states within 10 years (I think even the Bible Belt will come around when they see the r...

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by rwsea
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RNO-SEA/PDX
Replies: 23
Views: 2707

Re: RNO-SEA/PDX

Reno is a tough market for air travel. SEA/PDX frequencies on QX are limited and on crappy aircraft. I've also traveled there from the Bay Area and fares/options are ridiculous (UA flights operated by SkyWest that cost $500-600 r/t, or the 1-daily frequency on QX out of SJC that leaves at like 10pm)...

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by rwsea
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway
Replies: 105
Views: 5176

Re: Amtrak Cascades Train Derails over Interstate Highway

News reports today said the engineer did have a 2nd person, a trainee, in the cab with them at the time of the crash. It may have distracted him from watching for the speed signs and compounded by this section new to them. I think it will end up being much of what you stated above. Besides possibly...

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by rwsea
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA
Replies: 56
Views: 13702

Re: Delta Rolls Out Delta One to JFK-LAS/SAN/SEA

DL already tried adding DeltaOne (then Business Elite) service to SEA and it didn't work. Other than Jetblue adding Mint, what makes DL think they will be successful this time?

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by rwsea
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15740

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

The rich get richer. SEA has an insane amount of European service for its seize and economy. At some point that bubble has to start leaking. Why? As of 2015, Seattle was the 12th largest economy in the US and has been growing rapidly. They have ~9 European destinations (including the seasonal-only ...

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by rwsea
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15740

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Nice add for EI and for SEA. I know that there's quite a bit of Microsoft presence in Ireland so I'm sure that will help bolster the flight. Let's hope that AS adds EI as a partner.

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by rwsea
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adding DFW-KEF
Replies: 171
Views: 19439

Re: AA adding DFW-KEF

raylee67 wrote:
Either the flights will go empty, or Iceland is going to be swamped with tourists


It already is. The tourism is absolutely straining the resources of the Island.

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by rwsea
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why such little long haul competition in WAW?
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Why such little long haul competition in WAW?

WAW is a large city but it's not a large business market from the US, nor is it a tourist destination.

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by rwsea
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10517

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

I don't think AS needs a traditional connecting hub on the east coast. That said, I think a focus city would make sense from an operational perspective. Most of the AS routes to the east coast today turn around and immediately head back west. This results in less than optimal flight times in some ca...

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by rwsea
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 6332

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

How is it Southwest can do so well as a company, while having the best (more restrictive for the company) pilot scope, highest compensation and tightest work rules for FAs, AND no interline agreements or red-eyes???? It seems as a airline their hands are tied in ways that are not for other airlines...

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by rwsea
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Southwest red-eye flights?
Replies: 33
Views: 6332

Re: Any Southwest red-eye flights?

It has something to do with their reservation system from what I’ve read on this forum (take that with a grain of salt as this forum says many things). West coast to DAL / MDW / BWI, etc. make sense. And when HI starts, more red-eyes would work. California is too close to DAL for Southwest to do an...

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by rwsea
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?
Replies: 100
Views: 13583

Re: Which US Airport Is Most Likely To Be Dehubbed?

Probably one of the Alaska Airline pacific hubs. Having a hub at each of SEA, PDX, SFO, and LAX all going up and down the coast seems redundant. Not sure which they’d drop though. Maybe they're redundant if you believe in the old model where everyone connects through a hub to go everywhere. AS has ...

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by rwsea
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented
Replies: 60
Views: 8194

Re: Delta: International Main Cabin dining reinvented

While I agree that OP is a little overly enthusiastic about his favorite airline, please stick to the topic and cut out the personal attacks. What's most ridiculous is Delta's overzealous marketing department that decided this was worthy of a press-release. Maybe they were hoping people hear about ...

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by rwsea
Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 226
Views: 56914

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

With Kirby's focus being domestic flying, I would expect them to beef up that first at LAX to give UA a more appealing and pertinent schedule offering. Top 10 O&Ds from LAX are: NYC, SFO, CHI, SEA, DC, DFW, HNL, LAS, BOS, MIA/FLL, there is good room for them to grow frequency and even add new m...

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by rwsea
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)
Replies: 16
Views: 4049

Re: Finnair to resume Los Angeles service? (rumour)

NichCage wrote:
I find it kind of strange why Finnair considered SFO before LAX. Otherwise, I think LAX would be a nice addition to the AY network.


Lots of tech connections between Finland and the Bay Area. LAX not as much.

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by rwsea
Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

[/quote] I don't know if it's possible for you guy's in the US but I usually book my AMS-PDX flights through AF and KLM it's much cheaper than DL.[/quote] Tickets tend to be much more expensive when bought in the US. Europe-US-Europe routings are often significantly cheaper than US-Europe-US. I've b...

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by rwsea
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 2230

Re: FI increases its service in S18 to TXL, SEA and PDX

Glad to see Icelandair increase service to the Pacific Northwest. Like BlatantEcho, I am an AS loyalist and now tend to avoid DL, especially given their outrageous pricing on direct flights to AMS. I just hope that FI can improve the reliability issues - KEF has become increasingly congested and the...

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by rwsea
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transit through AMS
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Transit through AMS

You will not have to clear security when arriving from MAN. You will just walk to your next gate. If you are returning via the same routing, you will probably have to clear security. Pax from the EU, US, Canada and other certain countries don't have to reclear security when connecting. You do have t...

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by rwsea
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?
Replies: 25
Views: 2566

Re: SFO - Domestic Dep From Intl' Terminal?

UA has many narrowbody flights to Mexico in the international terminal. These often turn to domestic destinations after arrival from Mexico. There are also often widebody domestic turn flights. Not uncommon at all to arrive/depart from the international terminal on UA when flying domestically. As me...

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by rwsea
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15139

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I recently had a chance last month to visit PAE and do the Boeing tour. I never saw any Alaska aircraft coming or departing in the three-four hours I was there. Furthermore, looking at this Google earth shot I can't even see what would be used as a commercial airline terminal. Where do AS and soon ...

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by rwsea
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15139

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I think there is definitely a market for some commercial air out of PAE. I for one am excited about the opportunity, even if there is a slight premium. I would sooner fly out of PAE if there is an opportunity, rather than trudge down to SEA on I-405. For the record, I am in east Snohomish county. H...

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by rwsea
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15139

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

I recently had a chance last month to visit PAE and do the Boeing tour. I never saw any Alaska aircraft coming or departing in the three-four hours I was there. Furthermore, looking at this Google earth shot I can't even see what would be used as a commercial airline terminal. Where do AS and soon ...

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by rwsea
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6352

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

Sounds like this lady was sheepish and afraid to be more assertive at the time; afraid of confrontation. She had paid for two seats and had two boarding passes, there's no reason she should have just sat there and given it away, then deciding to sue later. Why was it so difficult to call over a FA a...

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by rwsea
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12547

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

I flew Club Europe from LHR to HEL last year and was thoroughly disappointed. Terminal 3 was an awful experience. Probably the worst business lounge at a hub airport that I've ever seen. Onboard the seat pitch was extremely tight and the 'meal' was terrible - wilted lettuce salad with a tiny chicken...

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by rwsea
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12547

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

Looks like Portland was lucky to get Delta to LHR. I'd still prefer BA. Yes the inflight product is lacking, but it's not significantly worse than DL. And, BA offers lots of connecting options whereas DL offers none. DL's flight to AMS is very expensive because it's often the fastest and most conve...

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by rwsea
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US to ban travel to N Korea
Replies: 28
Views: 1576

Re: US to ban travel to N Korea

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-40680500 I suspect the reason for the ban may lay in possible action against NK by the US and allies after August. Remove possible hostages/human shields long before the event. Lets see in Japan and others follow a similar path. I think the US government is tired ...

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by rwsea
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights
Replies: 35
Views: 8928

Re: TSA to soon ban electronic checkin for all inbound int'l flights

AMS has been doing something like this for 2 years or so. They have a nice compromise procedure. You check in online as normal, then when you connect to the TATL flight to the US, you are directed to "gate" D1 or E4 to get asked these questions, and lastly they give you a paper boarding p...

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by rwsea
Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump's Twiitter Account: Presidential or a Bully Pulpit?
Replies: 70
Views: 2264

Re: Trump's Twiitter Account: Presidential or a Bully Pulpit?

Looks like the old, fat, orange man is having a hissy fit because his tax cut disguised as a health care bill is stalled. Or maybe that's why he's trying to distract us.

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by rwsea
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyPesos? Nope.
Replies: 27
Views: 1960

Re: SkyPesos? Nope.

Using them is not the issue, earning them is the issue. Big difference in the amount I'm earning now with all airlines since we switched from a mileage based point system to a revenue based one. There also seems to be fewer ways to earn miles than with other airlines. Sure, there's the credit card ...

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by rwsea
Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU
Replies: 43
Views: 5904

Re: WN Ending Cuba Service to VRA & SNU

Cuba visa requirements for U.S. nationals are what's preventing the non-HAV flights from really taking off. Not true. No visa issues whatsoever for Americans wanting to visit Cuba. The issue is the US treasury department restrictions placed on US Nationals, and I would guess that the issues related...

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by rwsea
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight
Replies: 118
Views: 15899

Re: Support Dog Mauls Passenger on DL Flight

He deserves every penny that he is going to get... Agreed. Unfortunately DL will be the one that gets sued and they didn't even have a dog in the fight... too soon? The dog's owner should be the one who pays, or perhaps DL can sue them to recover costs. DL should be sued. There is no legal obligati...

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by rwsea
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA launches LAX-SIN
Replies: 354
Views: 60323

Re: UA launches LAX-SIN

18 hours in any economy seat sucks. At that point how good the service/food/etc is on one airline versus another is irrelevant as most of the trip you are just sitting bored at your seat. Not necessarily. The problem is that UA doesn't have additional services to compensate for the long flight time...

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by rwsea
Thu May 25, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?
Replies: 29
Views: 2885

Re: Where will Hainan fly to in the US next?

ANA787 wrote:
PDX-PEK


I think PDX-PVG would be better for them, given all the Nike traffic to Shanghai.

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by rwsea
Mon May 22, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2482

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

So that brings the total to 7 one world partners in AS' frequent flyer programme. I wish AS would just join one world already. Yes, yes, I know all the arguments against AS joining an alliance, the have been discussed here to death: AS gets to pick and choose its partners, and gets the best of ever...

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by rwsea
Mon May 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2482

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

Maybe we'll see HEL-SEA/PDX service someday. https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2017-05-22-Alaska-Airlines-and-Finnair-announce-frequent-flyer-partnership https://www.alaskaair.com/content/mileage-plan/how-to-earn-miles/airline-partners/finnair.aspx A couple years back there was probably a strong deman...

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by rwsea
Thu May 18, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 16176

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

My prediction: PDX x4 GEG x2 SFO x1 LAX x1 LAS x1 If they're only going to offer 1 or 2 daily flights to major markets in CA, then it's likely that in many cases the flight times will only be attractive to a small segment of the market. They'll need additional lift to PDX so that they can offer some...

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by rwsea
Wed May 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 16176

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

I'm not as familiar with the city, but would it not be more wise to build a rail line to allow those commuters to avoid the traffic? They actually are already. But it's still a distance of 30-40 miles between the two airports. The rail line (which won't be complete for 15+ years, btw) is actually p...

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by rwsea
Tue May 09, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG
Replies: 127
Views: 18701

Re: UA EWR passenger sent to SFO instead of CDG

I think the woman made a innocent mistake because she is elderly and not a seasoned traveler. Airlines used to care for these people, and kids or animals. Now not so much any more and those things happen, because although they stopped caring they still take the business. Maybe it can be worked out ...

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by rwsea
Mon May 01, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On US Domestic flights is curtain between F and Y used?
Replies: 33
Views: 4424

Re: On US Domestic flights is curtain between F and Y used?

I find that they are used most of the time on UA and DL, about 50% on AS. Of course, since they are translucent they have just about zero value. US airlines also don't have any curtain separating first class from the galley, so the pax in the first few rows of first get to hear all the gossip from t...

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by rwsea
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 46116

Re: Heck, Delta is having it bad

As a medallion member on delta this is what I received today, after my flights were delayed last week, 20,000 MILES TO SAY WE'RE SORRY. Last week, severe weather and tornadic activity at our Atlanta hub caused a major disruption in our flight operations and your travel plans. Our response in the da...

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by rwsea
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: United to RTM
Replies: 41
Views: 12358

Re: Rumor: United to RTM

It would be convenient to have a New York option out of RTM, but that said, Rotterdam Central Station is only a 25 minute train ride directly to Schiphol. Even the slow trains are about 45 minutes, which is still less than the time it takes to get from EWR to Manhattan on most days. RTM itself isn't...

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