Next, the other possible capitals: California: Ventura Santa Barbara is nice, but woudn't want to be a state capital. That leaves Ventura and the interesting idea that it is theoretically within driving distance of the entire (new) state. At least between 11PM and 3AM. The rest will be a mess of tr...Jump to post
The famed 737 that had the incident for WN1380 is now on its way to VCV. Does this look like the end for her, at least with WN?
144 PDEW from RDU-SAN. That should be good enough for a new flight, so I think it’s a matter of who pulls the trigger and finding the right plane that’s available. Do the cities have Pharma links? I’d start to question Delta’s “Focus City” marketing, if Alaska pulls the tigger first. Southwest woul...Jump to post
Great to see ELP get some love! DEN-ELP goes 1x daily. Hopefully ELP-SAN will be next to got daily! We've been Sun only since March (and now thru the end of the year) on a route that used to see 2-3 daily r/t. The traffic is there to support a daily nonstop although there's no question that an AAG ...Jump to post
Here is the policy directly from their website: Does Southwest offer infant fares? Southwest Airlines offers Infant fares for children under two years of age that allow you to reserve a seat for your little traveler to fly safely in his/her approved CRS. Infant fares are not available for purchase o...Jump to post
I specifically recall an episode of Airline that had this exact situation play out. The agent had to call the infant's primary doctor in order to verify the age and information. This is nothing new. As a new parent of a biracial infant (my daughter looks more like me than my wife) I wouldn't be surp...Jump to post
How can Alaska fare so high when on a flight from AUS to SFO, all you get is a cup of soda? No snacks. Never flown AS, but I do know that is a legacy VX flight. Alaska serves a snack on their SAN-STL flight, which is not much further than AUS. I would imagine this has more to do with AUS-SFO being ...Jump to post
Apparently SMF-MSY is going seasonal in August. Leaving SMF at 0625 left it relying on a ton of O&D from SMF which didn’t seem to make any sense. Not a surprise as it is a rather thin route and inbound MSY tourism drops off a cliff in August. Will be interesting to see if they bring it back nex...Jump to post
I will imagine that they will need to increase service on the routes that connect to UA airports. Those airplanes were full before this was even announced. Boutique is 100% EAS; if it increases frequency, it does so at its own risk, as the subsidy remains fixed. Because the routes are subsidized, t...Jump to post
Could this be part of what Oscar has said, "We will make DEN our ATL fortress?" If so, bad news for WN Denver has definitely shown their LUV. WN won't be going anywhere. However, this is fantastic news for Boutique Air! I've only flown once with them but it was fantastic and extremely con...Jump to post
It's wonderful to hear encouraging numbers coming in right from the start, What' ! I hope the loads will hold up; you're right, that 321 is a lot of plane to fill up. (Is DEN a daily flight?) Seems possible that if DEN does hold up and do well, who knows what F9 might try next? More DEN? LAS? SAT? ...Jump to post
The population of Palm Springs isn’t even in the top 100 list of largest populations in California. I would add SCK at over 300,000. FAT is over 500,000 But PSP does feed from some of the eastern Inland Empire. Sometimes it can be faster to drive to PSP than ONT. Then you also have the rest of the ...Jump to post
MIAFLLPBIFlyer wrote:WN732 wrote:PAE should be opening sometime in September. As others have stated above, I would expect to see something about it in this release.
Based on the announcements of intended service PAE will be at capacity within months of opening.
There is no nonstop service to IAD, DCA, or BWI from ELP, RNO, and TUS, and Washington, D.C. is one of the top domestic destinations traveled to from all three of these markets. WN does have opportunities to add nonstop service to BWI from ELP, RNO, and TUS. There is also probably enough demand for...Jump to post
Well the 2018 Shareholders meeting is in BWI on Wednesday. Rumors and speculation are popping up and like always I will post them because it's PlaneFun to talk about. I personally have no inside knowledge just posting the speculations in the Fun of aviation industry guessing. That said here's what ...Jump to post
That said, the 767s that regularly flew the PPG were beat -up. I always fly first on the route and the hard product was mediocre at best and the ships oft mx hogs. I've only flown the 330 once in the last few months as my quarterly trips to PPG were cut back, but it is a step up. (A colleague still...Jump to post
It seem when landing at any airport SWA slams its planes down on the runway. Good. Floating an airplane down the runway trying to impress passengers that don’t care with a good landing does nothing but waste usable runway. All the stuff we have to help stop us (reverse thrust, auto brakes, speedbra...Jump to post
Items 1 and 3 only apply to WN 800's, item 2 doesn't apply because many older 7/800's are being retrofitted with LED strobes. The best way I can tell an older 700 versus a new 700 is the cockpit eyebrow window plugs. That's about it afaik. Ah, I forgot about the plugs. Barney, regarding #2, that's ...Jump to post
deebee278 wrote:I'm either confused or uninformed. How can a non ER fly HNL-SJC? (That ETOPS thing) Mainland charters and fly empty across the Pacific?
These laws that are stemming from an original set from 50 years ago need to be removed. There is no reason why DAL needs to be capped at 20 gates. Delta should be happy to be there at all since they were not part of the agreement between Dallas, Ft Worth, AA, and WN. And since WN has fought so hard ...Jump to post
I would see WN taking a few slots but not all. They wouldn’t want to cannibalize the LAX and SNA markets I’d imagine. SNA especially since it is regulated not only by slots but also by seats. I believe if they aren’t filling seats on flights at SNA the under performing slots get allocated back into...Jump to post
I'm assuming this plane will be re-registered. Would you guys fly on this plane?. Would you sit in the same seat? DL didn't re-register that Mad Dog which suffered from an uncontained engine failure and killed 2 people. Still flying as N927DA. But we're not talking about DL---see here: 0981377,4463...Jump to post
Imperial, CA (IPL) Yes they have Mokulele - but that hardly counts.
Bellanca Super Viking Boeing: 717-200 737-200 / 300 / 500 / 700 / 800 (All on the same airline. I'm sure you can guess who.) 757-200 767-300 777-200 (Booked not flown) Bombardier CRJ-200 (Booked not flown) Cessna 150 172 Ford: Tri Motor McDonnell Douglas MD-82 Pilatus PC-12 Piper Cherokee 140 Cherok...Jump to post
After reading this thread for a while, I would be MOST surprised if most of these slots DIDN'T end up at FLL, with the international gateway they want to build there. Have you seen their yield at EWR-ELL. Terrible. If they run a business of purely loosing money, go ahead. And who in NYC is going to...Jump to post
FAT only has G4 as an ULCC, and their fares are usually not ground breaking anyways. I honestly believe that G4 would have a difficult time at FAT if WN started LAS. Don't forget that Frontier starts at FAT May 22. The late evening 3X/week FAT-DEN schedule for F9 seems strange to me. Very few conne...Jump to post
Hello All, Do any of you know how far out AA finalizes it's schedule? I am looking for flights from ATL to FAT/SMF/OAK/SFO (preference in that order) in September, but I noticed only one MD-80 on the ATL-DFW leg. The MD-80 flight lines up with only two options, 1 to SFO and 1 to SMF. Do any of you k...Jump to post
WN expansion into smaller cities depends on the evolution of their route network. Because they're previous mold of HIGH-frequency short-haul flights is challenged by a decrease in short-haul local passengers, smaller cities can only come about through a more consolidated hub-and-spoke network, or o...Jump to post
A few months ago, United has brought mainline service back to Fresno. This came after years of only UAX service. Over the course of these months, we have seen the flights go from 738's to 320's and now 319's. Does this trend show that UA is having trouble making mainline service work in Fresno? AA a...Jump to post
Definitely one of the better liveries in recent history.Jump to post
ONT has gained and lost service over the years too. Off hand, I can think of ATL (EA, DL), JFK (B6, briefly AA), HNL (UA, HA), YYZ (AC), MX (AS). I don't recall that ONT ever had YVR service. Personally, I want to fly out of the local airport not drive in traffic to a farther off airport. If I live...Jump to post