To hell with WN and volcanos!
Service starts Dec 20th...3x weekly.
https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2018-06- ... ona-Hawaii
sunking737 wrote:If you need planes in the busy summer travel season it make more since to push any repainting to slow times. Ex fall and then in the spring between the winter and summer travel. Right??
Chugach wrote:AS has been using the 73G on some of the ANC-ORD turns recently. Kind of ironic that AS advertises power and Premium Class and then puts a plane with neither of those things on the longest route in the system.
All of this is coming on the heels of the upcoming pilot contract negotiations. The pilots are not happy about all of the long-haul International flying that has been shipped away to JV partners instead of being flown by DL metal. If this gets in the way of the contract negotiations, I wonder if HK...Jump to post
wedgetail737 wrote:When DL leaves, I can see either CX or Hong Kong Airlines (the Hainan brand) make an announcement to serve SEA-HKG with A350 equipment. Hong Kong Airlines could use A330 equipment.
Sorry....not finding much but did find this in the RDM local paper:
https://www.bendbulletin.com/business/6 ... nd-airport
Announced today, Bob!Jump to post
AS bought a number of them so I was fortunate to work on the ex-Braniff 727's for many years! Beautiful leather interiors long before it became more common.Jump to post
I'll never forget deplaning in DPS (Denpasar, Bali) from a Garuda DC-10 down the stairs. There were blooming frangipani trees nearby and the smell was amazing!!Jump to post
Is the AS drop of PDX-KOA a seasonal move or has business to KOA dropped due to the volcanic activity?Jump to post
The FAA has reopened the Environmental Impact Statement at Paine Field/Everett due to the proposed number of flights being double the number in the original EIS. Speculation this may delay the start of service for AS, UA and WN until early 2019. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace...Jump to post
NewtonPDX wrote:jAwaiting to hear from the government's approval for PAE.
Would you like to move to a new city every time you want to bid on a new route. Moving is expensive & more time consuming. It's not just the apartment it's the packing, shipping, new utility hookups. Their moving expenses will all be paid, with paid time off for an actual move if they choose to...Jump to post
Yes, it costs money to provide a facility and lease space for a crew base, particularly in a major airport. Plus the cost of the support staff needed for the base...it all adds up. They must have run the numbers and decided it was a wash on the hotels and not much point in keeping it if transcon fly...Jump to post
Will Southwest conduct thorough inspections of all of the other 737-700 planes that were delivered to Southwest prior to 2001? In the interest of transparency, WN needs to get on top of this and tell everyone what engines they've inspected and what they've discovered...especially on their -700's. H...Jump to post
why does everyone seem to think WN is going to do very well to Hawai'i?? With the zillions of frequent flier mileage pax they have, it is a no brainier that their flights will be full. Frontier 14 I said this earlier as well...they don't cap redemptions on any flight, right? Their yields could be a...Jump to post
Is anyone wondering just when service will actually start after the recent blown engine/fan blade issue (and two in the two last years)? ETOPS certification requires unique and strict rules regarding engine maintenance...and with a recent black eye they are likely under increased scrutiny.Jump to post
It made sense for AS to drop the LGA/DCA flights from DAL and it'll be interesting to see if they try to hang on to what gates they have there. They don't have a goal of being a national carrier that goes everywhere. Their focus is to be the go-to airline to take travelers on the west coast to point...Jump to post
Yes, -700's are getting the refit as well.Jump to post
Retrofitof interiors and livery will be starting this fall, after the busy summer schedule allows for aircraft to be pulled from service. Whole project completed early 2020 I believe.Jump to post
Southwest DOES NOT make engine to cause engine failure. Southwest DOES NOT make manufacture for window to cause crack window! Please STOP negativity labeling Southwest. Window and Engine are completely different company who made those manufacture. You guys are all wrong! Q Southwest did drag it's f...Jump to post
Lots of UA cuts in Nov for DEN. Is this an annual, seasonal reduction?Jump to post
The world is waiting to hear from WN:
1) How many engines have been inspected for defective fan blades?
2) What percentage of their fleet remains to be inspected?
3) How many fan blades have been found to be defective?
Same range and same crew cost...why not go with more seats and lower your CASM?Jump to post
[quote="BeachBoy"] In addition, there is only a finite amount of hotel rooms (with record occupancy rates right now) in Hawaii and especially on the neighbor islands So true! I was pricing hotels in HNL recently. The room I used to often book on Waikiki Beach (1 bedroom, partial ocean view...Jump to post
WN has their fans...and they'll likely be burning their Rapid Rewards points like wildfire to Hawaii. While they might cut into AS and HA loads, both offer a better inflight product and not just food. WN is pretty bare-boned when it comes to hard product. They don't have free movies, seat power, adv...Jump to post
n7371f wrote: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.
Had never seen their safety demo...what if it's a short taxi?Jump to post
It's a very traumatic event for the Flight Attendants when someone dies on their flight and of course everyone else involved. They do everything they can to save their life. The crew were likely first paging for medical assistance on-board while checking for vitals and starting CPR. They'd be talkin...Jump to post
They were having issues, for whatever reason, with their Airbus aircraft. Looking at this last month, they seem to have somewhat resolved them. Teething problems with integration, perhaps, or perhaps VX has been teething the aircraft like the bank owns it, while Alaska is used to taking care of it'...Jump to post
Handful of seats still left today on AS from MZT and SJD to LAX...get 'em while they last. This is going to cost SY a heck of a lot more than flying a plane down to pick up the people they've stranded. It sounds like their new ULCC model has then on thin ice in MSP...any last hometown goodwill they ...Jump to post
Especially considering the one SFOJFK and one LAXJFK pulled are now funding a 3rd SEAJFK along with a SJCJFK with optimal timing, giving AS great Bay Area-JFK options, not just limited to SFO. Curious how a third SEA-JFK flight gives "AS great Bay Area-JFK options..." Unless they're going...Jump to post
F27500 wrote:.... At least it wasn't Steven Slater they were forced to re-hire!
(I was a little afraid to click on this topic!) Lol
There's no pilot shortage at AS nor at VX. In fact AS is picking up some Airbus flying due to the issues with the P&W engines and A321 delivery delays. QX is supposedly meeting their hiring quotas to match their expanded E175 flying. If anything there's a shortage of aircraft at AS...not pilots....Jump to post
AS has expanded so much out of SJC that I'm sure the growing Mileage Plan/AS Visa customer base is there to support this new route. I think they're both sustainable...great connection opportunities out of either as well as point-to-point. And would love to see SAN added...maybe in the fall?Jump to post
They originally had three TATL from SEA...LHR, AMS and CDG. The only one left operated by DL is AMS. You are incorrect. DL operates SEA-CDG 1x daily and SEA-AMS 2x daily. They did previously operate SEA-LHR 1x daily, which has been handed over to VS. AF is adding SEA-CDG on top of DL's daily flight...Jump to post
TransWorldOne wrote:DL's transatlantic routes out of SEA seem to be more developed and can support larger aircraft (333's, 777's) and multiple frequencies.
BA is investing US$65mil into renovating T7
https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/in ... fk-changes
AS is opening their new 'Alaska Lounge' at JFK this month
http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/ ... ounge-jfk/
New, larger screen tablets are supposedly coming...still complimentary in FC...with dozens of films preloaded. AS offers a healthy library of free films, many being recent releases, streamed to your own device. Former VX FA’s say they will not miss ‘Red’...apparently very fussy and the ‘on demand’ o...Jump to post