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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected
Replies: 62
Views: 8056

Re: Embraer E190-E2 performs better than expected

CS100/CS300/A320neo/A321neo - pretty much a dream fleet. It will be challenging to pitch the E2 to them unless they get a deal they can’t refuse, but at the end of the day, whatever they choose needs to meet their mission profile. If the E2 is slightly short for more than a few routes, hard to see t...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Delta like their A350 so far?
Replies: 72
Views: 23449

Re: How does Delta like their A350 so far?

I know we are not supposed to resurrect threads but has there been any official word on how the A350's are going with Delta? Well, two months ago I posted that only 8 of the first 24 A350 flights between DTW and NRT arrived on time. Out of the most recent 24 A350 flights between DTW and NRT, only 1...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 81
Views: 14168

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

I’m kind of curious. Do people have this much of a hang up every time Sun Country and Transavia trade planes? Or when American and Alaska used to do the interchange flights? I once flew on a Wien Air Alaska flight that was an ex-Frontier bird with just the Wien name slapped on. I don’t remember peop...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 81
Views: 14168

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

Not sure why it took so long but N924VA has finally been delivered and got the San Francisco Giants livery applied: https://imagr.eu/up/smuq6_27579797_1572579452856473_2055438444397592576_n.jpg https://www.instagram.com/p/BfSdjZuhclT/ :confused: Sorry, but this white tail thing AS had been doing la...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 81
Views: 14168

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

So Alaska seems to be doing non-standard Alaska branding on every A321N, Most West Coast, More to Love and this. For a relatively small airline they seem to be creating quite a bit of brand confusion, Alaska isn't exactly a household name coast to coast, with the Virgin integration it seems like a ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 208
Views: 15975

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Suppose he went to HA, who sent him back to DL (as he says). Is he supposed to go back and forth between HA and DL all day. If HA sent the pax back to DL then that’s poor service on HA’s part. Any agent who’s worked more than a day in baggage service knows that the final transporting carrier is res...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 208
Views: 15975

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Or maybe some of us also work in customer service and we know we don't get second chances to pull stuff like this. I cannot understand people who are pleading for leniency and to not judge this guy based on one thing he said. If I did this at work, I'd be fired ON THE SPOT and I can have no complai...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 208
Views: 15975

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

1. The employee clearly should have exhibited more self-control. Regardless of the situation, it's what they are (I hope) trained to do. :checkmark: 2. That said, I hate the idea of having a mobile phone shoved in my face during any kind of discussion. I'm sure that in many European countries, wher...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX
Replies: 208
Views: 15975

Re: Delta Employee Uses Vulgarities Towards Customer @ PDX

Glad to know that attempting to get my bag back is self-entitlement. I didn’t say it was... we’re all just having a discussion here regarding at times when an airline employee or passenger is in the right. There is no way ever that this employee was in the right. He is needs to de-escalate the situ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5766

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

The service industry will be hard-pressed to offer everyone those types of benefits. It's not just "greed", but also operational abilities to cope with sudden unplanned absences in industries that rely on unskilled, need-to-be-trained type of work. Of course they can build in layers of st...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 5766

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

The airline's preference is simply to bargain one set of work rules with their unions in a CBA and be able to implement them systemwide. Some of these state and local laws have provisions that waive their requirements for employees covered by CBA's, and some don't. Each local variation requires dis...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.
Replies: 233
Views: 35912

Re: Reuters: United to consider Airbus A321 NEO.

I wonder what it takes to take Boeing out of their doldrums, maybe if they loose this customer or one of the unthinkables (Ryanair-Southwest), they will finally bite the bullet and launch the new SA and MOM... The last time Boeing lost United, it was over their bid to replace the 727-222s with 737-...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38426

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

1. How many CSeries did they order? United would have ordered as many as 73Gs (45) if boeing didn't use their own price dumping practices at the time. Boeing admitted to that during their testimony, ("we were harmed and didn't enjoy true revenue potential" - something along these crybaby ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38426

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

73G didn't "win" at United. Boeing dumped it and even admitted to doing so during ITC proceedings, so the airline couldn't buy the better product instead, the CSeries. So? UA wanted a small mainline narrow body and chose the 73G over the CSeries. Price is a core component of competing, so...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10593

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

It has been said before: if you aren't in Alaska's PR ("spin") Department, you should be. Painting a rosy picture of all that goes on there can't be easy. You maybe be able to convince some people all is well and good, but at least one audience - Alaska's investors - aren't buying it (oka...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10593

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

Offerings is kind of broad based. I assume you're not alluding to the removal of the far superior first class seats, in-seat TV, Live TV, Red entertainment system, full bulkhead dividing first from coach...cessation of a pre-departure first class service including a drink order. None of these are s...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10593

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

No, but still roomier. When you fly a lot, you *do* notice. I mean, who is going to complain about a 1 inch difference, unless, you are American. Oh wait, the entire world did. Pitch in F UA 319 - 37 320 - 39 73G - 38 738 - 37 739 - 37 753 - 38 Alaska's seat will beat all of United's domestic narro...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10593

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

No, but still roomier. When you fly a lot, you *do* notice. I mean, who is going to complain about a 1 inch difference, unless, you are American. Oh wait, the entire world did. Pitch in F UA 319 - 37 320 - 39 73G - 38 738 - 37 739 - 37 753 - 38 Alaska's seat will beat all of United's domestic narro...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38426

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

73G didn't "win" at United. Boeing dumped it and even admitted to doing so during ITC proceedings, so the airline couldn't buy the better product instead, the CSeries. Ultimately, I think the C will be seen in UAs fleet, if they saw a use in their fleet for the C it’s still there. UA has ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38426

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

For UA, the larger 73G won out over the CS100. In competition, price does play a part. Don’t take this as an endorsement of Boeing’s complaint. I really am ambivalent about it other than having to endure the moaning in these threads. 73G didn't "win" at United. Boeing dumped it and even a...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10593

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

As for the better seats than anyone else, how do you know? They're not in service. Uhm, have you not looked at the videos and schematics of the seat? Alaska had one available for the Insight Focus Group as part of the selection process for the seat, and this one got the best reviews. 41" seat ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38426

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

I know this gets brushed aside, but: https://leehamnews.com/2016/01/21/united-chooses-737-700-over-cs100-in-big-blow-to-bombardier/ Not competitors? I guess it depends on how you define “competitors”. For UA, the larger 73G won out over the CS100. In competition, price does play a part. Don’t take ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC
Replies: 356
Views: 38426

Re: Bombardier Wins C-Series Case at ITC

I know this gets brushed aside, but: https://leehamnews.com/2016/01/21/united-chooses-737-700-over-cs100-in-big-blow-to-bombardier/ Not competitors? I guess it depends on how you define “competitors”. For UA, the larger 73G won out over the CS100. In competition, price does play a part. Don’t take t...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW
Replies: 28
Views: 6409

Re: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW

From the article, it sounds like: 1. Driving rain storm 2. Runway lights shorted out so they apparently mistook the taxiway as the runway 3. The CVR was pulled and retained 4. The pilots were suspended 5. The FAA has chosen not to cross a line with listening to the CVR 6. The NTSB doesn’t seem to se...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW
Replies: 28
Views: 6409

Re: QX Lands on Taxiway at PUW

Delete - dupe

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by PlanesNTrains
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seaborne Airlines Acquired by Silver Airways
Replies: 6
Views: 1670

Re: Seaborne Airlines Acquired by Silver Airways

enilria wrote:
The "Drunks Holding Each Other Up" theory of management?


Why not? It worked for PeoplExpress+Frontier.....oh, wait......

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Actually, the in-depth research done on both brands during the "Which brand are we going to keep?" phase showed that the VX brand scored less favorably in many of the key consumer metrics than the AS brand did. It's not 1995 anymore, and the "Virgin" brand doesn't carry anywhere...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Actually, the in-depth research done on both brands during the "Which brand are we going to keep?" phase showed that the VX brand scored less favorably in many of the key consumer metrics than the AS brand did. It's not 1995 anymore, and the "Virgin" brand doesn't carry anywhere...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Most recently, it was the astonishment that they didn't get a Christmas bonus - just a card. There hasn't been any sort of "Christmas bonus" since the mid 90s. Not sure why anyone would be astonished by that. Having said that, there are times where I do disagree with the track Brad, Ben, ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20406

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

1. The Delta build-up in SEA has clearly put pressure on AS. No surprise there at all. 2. The VX acquisition really was important if AS wanted to diversify out of the PNW. 3. AS FA's are somewhat opinionated on AS management and has been that way for years from my experience. 4. AS management may or...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Allegiant
Replies: 105
Views: 11227

Re: What is next for Allegiant

I'm a broken record on this, but I think G4+F9 would be a good fit. It would allow those smaller cities with 2x/week service to perhaps be linked to DEN for connections allowing more options. It'd be nice to see G4 place an order for some more new build A320s but not sure if Airbus has the need to o...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8570

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

RalXWB wrote:
Hawaiian and JetBlue yes but not with Alaska...that would be horrible. Alaska has way too many Boeing people on its Board :stirthepot:


Are you 12?

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11916

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

1. RE B6 merger. I doubt any fleet decisions at AS will reflect even a second thought to a potential merger and any synergies it would bring. Who cares? B6 doesn't have 737s and nobody bats an eye at that in the AS+B6 threads. 2. With much of the Airbus fleet leased, there isn't as much skin in the ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60618

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

[ It’s disdain because AS plucking small features and missing the forest from the trees when they had an opening to think bigger and more long term. I'd like to hear what's not being done that you feel should be. Your ideas cannot incorporate the color red or the name "Virgin" in any way,...

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 11958

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

Internet emotions are more than meaningless, they are misdirected and trivializing of the most important part of human experience. But I understand that this is a cultural issue and not a personality flaw where normal emotions are suppressed by societal pressures How is saying that you will keep th...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VietJet converts 42 A320neo orders to A321neos
Replies: 44
Views: 5221

Re: VietJet converts 42 A320neo orders to A321neos

Airbus wants to convert as many A320neos to A321neos as possible. The A321neo sells for more and earns them more money. Not talking about Vietjet specifically - but I wonder how many of these conversions to later, larger models are influenced by the fact that the airline in question is strapped of ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60618

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Note, this does not apply to airlines with Airbus fleets. There's a very good explanation for this: No airline with an all Airbus fleet has bought any Boeing aircraft, while the opposite is true. Cough***SilkAir***Cough I’m again embarrassed for a few posters who continue to cast shade for the sake...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29169

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

Great plane, horrible livery. Shame on you AS. It’s only temporary since it can’t be painted in AS colors Again, fake news. Your info is incorrect. I seriously doubt it can't be painted in Alaska colors. They are choosing not to. Whether that is because of the "Proudly All Boeing" decals ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29169

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

No. Its bad. First off, what does "Most West Coast" even mean? That white tail fin is a total missed opportunity. Theres no branding on that plane at all .. just nonsense. Why paint it at all if this is the best they could come up with ? Who would even know that's an Alaska Airlines plane...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29169

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

Not sure what the fuss is about. The plane is currently in MIA and has been for over 2 weeks. I think SOC I has been rumored to happen around Jan 11 if I remember. They are probably keeping it in MIA till they know the soc is coming and then it will be sent to Victorville for a quick Chesterizing o...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29169

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

SFOtoORD wrote:
So ugly. Alaska has been doing better on brand identity, but this is a net negative to those efforts.


It's a couple of planes caught in merger purgatory. Who cares?

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29169

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

I'm not really the least bit concerned about the raging "Proudly All-Boeing" debate that seems to consume some A.netters... bb Considering that they've said they'll be painting the Airbii into Alaska colors, it's an odd thing for people to be rattling on about in this thread. I think for ...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 29169

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

I sincerely doubt it’s going to be a white tail or lack Alaska branding.

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by PlanesNTrains
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai
Replies: 124
Views: 30104

Re: Indigo Partners to order 430 A320s at Dubai

Something smells fishy here... Frontier can't sustain that level of growth. But I guess FlyDubai can, right? :scratchchin: Well, I'm guessing that if Frontier had ordered the MAX, you'd be more than happy to agree with him. Regardless, what the hell does Frontier - an ULCC in the US - have to do wi...

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by PlanesNTrains
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 12392

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

wedgetail737 wrote:
Such drama here. LOL!


Agreed. There's a few who are intent on saying things are all roses and a few who are intent on painting doom and gloom. I guess the question is, which came first, the chicken or the egg?

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 20405

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

They're well-run and have shown the ability to navigate the challenges of operating an airline remarkably well. They are certainly facing some headwinds in the marketplace as well as the normal challenges of merging another carrier into your network. I think it'd be cool for them to do a special sub...

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by PlanesNTrains
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161601

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

I've thought in the past that the 767 might be a good aircraft for just such a product differentiation: 8ab basic economy, 7ab economy, and 6ab premium economy. Call them Basic, Plus, and Premium. This would be for a LCC-type long haul carrier and using fresh off the line, current technology 767-300...

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by PlanesNTrains
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production
Replies: 839
Views: 161601

Re: Boeing may consider restarting 767 pax model production

Smaller plane wins. Lower acquisition and block costs. You don't need a 787 for 3-4000 NM routes with moderate to low demand. Go with the 767, keep yields manageable, and be 50,000lbs lighter. Boeing lost their way on the 787. The airlines were the ones that drove Boeing to dimension the 787 the wa...

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by PlanesNTrains
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 12392

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

AS is being squeezed from all directions. The transcons are a bloodbath. SEA is a bloodbath. Intra-CA is a bloodbath. They tried to go up against WN there and they responded and now they are have a struggling QX which is limiting any further response and OO can only pick up so much of the slack suc...

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