[list=][/list] Sloppy….what else will be coming out? They didn't inspect their fan blades until forced to by the FAA. Utterly bullshit. So why did it take TWO incidents of a cracked fan blade for the FAA to finally order an inspection of all CFM engines on 737's? You'd think that WN might have done ...Jump to post
AAG is no different than any other corporation that's battling a competitive environment, higher costs (fuel and wages for AAG) and trying to please fickle analysts like Zacks, etc. Quoting a few disgruntled employees doesn't make what you've said a fact. No one is forcing them to work there.Jump to post
The CLT focus city is a remnant of their EAS contracts. Their first EAS contract was Beckley, WV, which they bid from CLT for some reason. They added Florida tags to the Beckley flight to help utilization and because they weren't able to get an interline with AA. Thanks for the info...sounds like t...Jump to post
Can someone provide a synopsis of ViaAir? I've never heard of them....and those fliers probably wished they never had either.Jump to post
I think if AS was making any other cuts at SFO they would have just ripped the bandage off once and been done. Too bad about IND but the market didn't justify so many flights.
For them to be announcing only 2% growth in '19 it seems that AS is adding much more than they're subtracting....for now.
If they both had paid for the upgraded seats and been assigned to those seats then neither would have been asked to change seats. The gentlemen doth protest too much.Jump to post
A reckless stunt that would have never been approved by the local tower. People in the terminal were probably scared to death...and if those on board weren't warned they probably thought they were about to die. I hope that cockpit crew is at retirement age because they'll likely be losing their lice...Jump to post
AS feels they will still attract higher-fare customers due to offering a lower FC fare and their generous upgrade policy that will kick in at VX starting April 25th. They're willing to bypass the expense and limitations of installing lie-flat on what would be a small number of aircraft to keep commo...Jump to post
All VX flights become AS flights on Apr 25th. That's the planned cutover date for a single 'Passenger Service System'....meaning a single reservation system. It's impressive to see the AS code on so many new routes and happy to see DAL continuing!Jump to post
WA707atMSP wrote:I think LAX-MSP would be a perfect route for Alaska, now that AA and UA are gone. If it was operated with Alaska metal, AA frequent flyers in LAX could still earn miles on it.
I think it shows that they're not successful as they'd hoped in a non-leisure international market and they don't see that changing any time soon. AS might be interested in the daytime slot but the late arrival/early departure would require laying over a crew. AS currently does not lay over any crew...Jump to post
How wonderful that she is still airworthy! Must be a dedicated group that keeps her flying!Jump to post
If WN was handed a complete monopoly over all of DAL I think you'd see major lawsuits by current carriers DL and AS against the city of Dallas...likely joined by anyone else wanting to start service. WN could very well lose gates, not gain if that were to happen. Be careful what you wish for.Jump to post
I find it amusing that, only being a couple of days into this natural disaster, that some on here are so certain of the eventual outcome. Gas refineries are shut down, planes are grounded and the waters could rise further should the rains continue as predicted. It might go down as an unprecedented d...Jump to post
Is it common to make such long non revenue ferry flights for maintenance? Back in the 1970's, when Braniff had only 1 747 (N601BN) at the time, they would ferry the 747 from DAL to LAX for maintenance. They would let Braniff employees and their families non-rev on the flight. The flight would board...Jump to post
My guess is this could support 10-12,gates off the bat. Within a few years SEA is going to be short domestic gates and bussing passengers to the plane, which will add another layer of inconvenience. I think PAE could be a benefit to the region, but not with a 2 gate operation. Bussing to hardstands...Jump to post
It's not like they flew the drone very high...maybe 30 feet max. That's about ten metres for you up north. Nice video though!Jump to post
Whole thing is a bit ironic as the DL ads in the local SEA market for LHR seem to barely mention that it's actually VS now operating the flight. And with DY now in SEA-LGW loads must be suffering on both BA and VS...they're being undercut on fares in a big way.Jump to post
Why would the crew demand over the p.a. that the 911 caller identify him or herself? I wish that one person would have raised their hand, then another, then another until the entire cabin had a hand in the air. :( Shameful, unacceptable situation and AirTransat seems to have brought on a proposal fo...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Thanks to TerminalD helping me out this week. I finally took a vacation!
I agree the lawsuit is frivolous, but I also agree with the idea of suing United for something like this. IMO, this lawsuit should net very little money for the mother, but United should be fined for allowing a child older than two years old to sit on the mother's lap for the whole flight. That way...Jump to post
BlatantEcho wrote:enilria wrote:FAQ
F9 DEN-PDX OCT 3>1.5 NOV 0.1>0.0
For the love of god, if Alaska doesn't start this route ASAP, I'm going to vomit.
Agree that AS service to Hawaii could be affected by a WN entry but I think they'll hold their own, except maybe out of OAK and SMF. AS growth out of Calif markets is only increasing, adding more loyalty among Mileage Plan members. A flight to Hawaii is a lot of miles to be blowing on a program (Rap...Jump to post
If they don't then AS will, particularly MKE, ICT and IND.Jump to post
Maybe they'd be bumped down from a 777 to a A320 or B737 but I can't imagine they'd lose their left seat permanently over this.Jump to post
I think that number of 125 makes AS a likely choice...and deliveries starting five years out replaces the VX AB, early delivery next gens and allows for growth. I think they'll keep the -700's for quite some as they come in handy on some longer, thinner routes and believe they said a cabin refit is ...Jump to post
Won't there be a loss of a couple of gates on the east end of the S concourse where the skybridge connects?Jump to post
Construction started in 2016 on the expansion of the N concourse for AS...it won't be finished until they say 2nd quarter 2021 so five years to build. Expansion of the A and S concourses and new FIS are both I believe still in the planning stage...I'd be shocked to see any new gates added for DL unt...Jump to post
I guess Alaska should bring in: -> Seatback IFE that doesn't always work -> Seats that seem to have a high failure rate -> 100% Buy on Board -> Changing Premium Cabin to mirror Virgin - only a few select rows and are typically 50% to 100% more than the cost of a Y ticket -> Charge for each and ever...Jump to post
If they were 2:20 out of SEA on the way to NRT then I don't understand why they didn't just land in ANC. Maybe because they'd need a fresh crew?Jump to post
No way you'll see more grown by AA in SEA or PDX other than their existing markets...it makes no sense financially. The only city that AA stood a chance to become more of a player on the West Coast is SJC. They gave up on their SJC plan too fast. They could have owned the South Bay but now it'll alw...Jump to post
Midwestindy wrote:Once the CSeries come online, you will be hearing much much more about AS vs. DL....
Disappointing in some ways but not surprising. After the VX purchase it was obvious that they were becoming more of competitors and something would have to give. Makes sense that you can't earn miles in either program on a route they both serve...but with the multitude of codeshare routes you'll sti...Jump to post