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by hiflyeras
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21197

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

With so many similarities to AS, I think B6 needs to follow their recent recipe for success. They need to take their A220's and start mid-con service from BOS, JFK and FLL...it's been very successful with AS and their E175's and provides great feed to their other west coast cities and even Hawaii. B...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Abbotsford International Airport opens terminal building expansion
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Abbotsford International Airport opens terminal building expansion

I wonder if AS might be interested in serving SEA with their QX Q-400's? Seems like it'd be a perfect route for them.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines reporting there numbers
Replies: 6
Views: 493

Re: Airlines reporting there numbers

AS reported yesterday...yoy load factor flat.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 46
Views: 10017

Re: AS new interior

Not sure about the color scheme and the bulkhead but anything is better than the current fabric bulkhead that debuted in 1990. BLASPHEMY! ps. Yes there's "mood lighting" on the 73Gs. I don't think it's like the 739ERs though where there's a huge selection of colors they can use. I think i...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI
Replies: 75
Views: 11324

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2019:AS Suspends KOA-PDX;F9 Drops SAN-IND/MCO,LAS-MEM,IAH-RDU;UA Suspends EYW-ORD,IAH-PBI

PDX-KOA goes seasonal (again) and people think AS is pulling out of PDX...to be repaleced by SY. Get a grip, people!

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 77
Views: 13299

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

Worked for many years on the 727-100 and then the -200. That baby was built like a tank. I still remember using up runway, trying to take off from DEN Stapleton on a hot summer day! I miss it except for 1. the mid-galley on the -100 and 2. No meal carts

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14181

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

Yes, it happened concurrent with the power outage at AS's Operations Center due to the big windstorm.. But with multiple flight cancellations you'd think there'd have been an extra airframe and crew around for a SEA-BUF-LAX flight.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?
Replies: 224
Views: 21197

Re: JetBlue does it need to be saved from its management?

enilria wrote:
BTW, I saw BZN-LGB over the holidays selling for $149 RT, so that's not saving the company. LOL.


I happened to be sitting waiting for a flight at BZN the day this was announced. The other airlines in BZN were getting a good laugh over it. The response was generally 'WTF?'

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 113
Views: 13611

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Blerg wrote:
I wonder who they might sell it to. I hope not another airline as it would spell the end of Sun Country as we know it today.


That ship sailed long ago...sad because they were a really nice airline back in the day.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country announces Summer Expansion
Replies: 113
Views: 13611

Re: Sun Country announces massive Summer Expansion

Getting a little big for their britches? I can't see how they support this expansion without low frequency. And offering a flight two or three days a week isn't a big threat to anyone else so they may just be ignored by the majors. It's a big gamble for them...are they trying to poke some bears to t...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5+ Hour delays into SFO
Replies: 91
Views: 15747

Re: 5+ Hour delays into SFO

It's worth it for AS to have a hub at the second-largest airport on the West Coast. Yep, there will be delays some days but that doesn't mean you don't want to operate there.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 8205

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Nevertheless: A319 June DL IND-SEA-90.7%; SEA-IND-94.1% B739 June AS IND-SEA-95.4%; SEA-IND-94.8% July DL IND-SEA-85.5%; SEA-IND-95.6% July AS IND-SEA-91.3%; SEA-IND-91.8% August DL IND-SEA-77.8%; SEA-IND-88.1% August AS IND-SEA-85.7%; SEA-IND-91.7% September DL IND-SEA-65.0%; SEA-IND-77.0% Septemb...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Moxy's hubs?
Replies: 130
Views: 16917

Re: Moxy's hubs?

Moxy, Schmoxy….they sound a bit like Independence Air and where are they now? They'll be like G4...always looking to connect 'underserved' cities until they realize most of them are unserved because there's no money to be made flying point-to-point between them.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 87
Views: 12000

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Looks fantastic! Can't wait for AS to start service out of PAE!

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE
Replies: 80
Views: 11494

Re: OAG Changes 12/23/2018:9X Adds PBI-TPA;AA Drops AMA-PHX;AS Drops MKE-PDX;DL Adds BOS-CLE

New planning leadership at AS doesn't seem to like PDX very much **AS MKE-PDX JUN 0.8>0[0.6] JUL 1.0>0[1.0] AUG 0.8>0[0.8] AS ORD-PDX JUN 1.0>1.8[1.0] JUL 1.0>2[1.0] AUG 1.2>2.0[1.2] AS PDX-RNO JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] While I enjoy perusing your weekly posting, I don't always enjoy your pe...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12524

Re: Do VX employees like working for AS?

No galley changes to the Airbus as far as I know....they're trying to make it work. VX used to be re-catered nearly every leg...AS tries to always double-cater a flight if at all practical or possible. Digi-players are gone except transcons and the number of them has been reduced on those flights......

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by hiflyeras
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 81
Views: 16321

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

wedgetail737 wrote:
They may also be bringing back some of Q400's to cover the E-175s that are being allocated to the PAE flights.


Ding ding ding....you win the prize! More new E175's are on the way but it was hard to predict when they'd have to be allocated to PAE flying.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT
Replies: 37
Views: 6352

Re: Southwest returns additional MEX slots to DOT

AS has pulled out twice now out of MEX...is it that UA, DL and AA have some sort of control over local ticket sellers? My spouse has family in MEX and the fares are always high...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD
Replies: 214
Views: 19072

Re: Delta Expansion at BOS with new routes including CLE, DCA, EWR, and ORD

But just as AS has kept very little of the VX product apart from routes and facilities, so too would WN do with B6. All the armchair CEO's have assumed that ex-VX flyers abandoned AS in droves...yet their load factors every month are consistently still in the mid-80%.. Can you imagine the run to th...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12524

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

I am an ex-VX FA who left a couple months ago and was with VX for several years. Both VX and AS crews should be working both aircraft types by February, which a lot of VX crews are happy about because our good layovers (i.e. Hawaii) went to the Boeing side about a year ago. HNL and OGG were prized ...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 339
Views: 47510

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

They’ve only raised $100m for start up. I’m not holding my breath.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop
Replies: 54
Views: 12725

Re: First 787-9 for WestJet rolls out of paintshop

Very exciting for all the WestJet employees!

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by hiflyeras
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE
Replies: 56
Views: 9011

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE

DL BOS-DCA SEP 0>4[0] DL BOS-EWR SEP 0>3[0] DL BOS-IND JUN 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] DL BOS-LGA SEP 17>14[12] DL BOS-ORD SEP 0>3[0] DL BOS-PHL JUN 4>5[0] JUL 3>5[0] AUG 4>5[0] Waiting to see what they have next in store for B6....uh...I mean BOS. Fine with me...takes attention away from SEA.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13930

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Maybe VX was perceived to be doing 'better' in the past on transcons because you didn't have today's pissing match out of LAX and SFO between AA, UA, B6 and DL. I believe AS is operating close to the same schedule to JFK and BOS as VX did but everyone else is adding more flights.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13930

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Well, "trendy" was their brand so anyone who was into that vibe would have enjoyed VX over some of the other options. Alaska is not "trendy" nor do they have a premium cabin that matches that of the other guys. They also don't have an equivalent presence on either end to those a...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13930

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

And since VX ended, there's been substantial expansion out of LAX to NYC and BOS. AS believes they have a niche to fill...and have placed their bet on generous upgrades to a FC cabin with a 41" pitch. No flat-beds seats but I don't see those as a plus unless you're on a eastbound redeye.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13930

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Yes. There's a reason why VX went under, and was subsequently bought by AS--so it's only natural that during the early stages of the merger that AS changes the ex-VX route network a bit because it originally didn't even work for VX in the first place. <<This>> AS has no plans to give up on SoCal an...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13930

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

I have a couple of comments about AS at SAN. I'm quite disappointed that nothing at all was mentioned during the presentation about AS's move and (I hope) growth potential at SAN. AAG will be completely relocated to T2E in the first quarter of 2019. Right now they are running split ops out of T1W a...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 10706

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

It's not an issue on the -800...it's the 737-900 that needs a tail stand. AS has them in all stations and tries to mitigate their use by unloading the rear pit first to keep weight in the forward pit during deplaning. But at times, deplaning will be held for a minute until the agent is notified that...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Midwest really a flyover?
Replies: 66
Views: 4379

Re: Is Midwest really a flyover?

AS has been very successful in connecting 'flyover country' to the west coast. I've always been surprised that B6 hasn't copied them. When AS buys B6 they'll replicate their success from the east coast. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 6901

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

I have family that live in north Puget Sound and, if the flight exists, they'll drive to BLI rather than SEA. We've taken AS flights to Hawaii many times out of BLI as well as to LAS before they dropped that route. PAE is going to do great...I believe we'll see mainline on some routes once daily to ...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5522

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

Thought it was good advice for a two-year FA. She's apparently not on Reserve so should count her lucky stars she can hold a line at only two years. Her problem is probably she's being awarded low average-daily-credit trips over the weekends and there's not much to pick up on weekdays. Pay your dues...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13750

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

hOMSaR wrote:
Last one I can think of was AS261.


God rest their souls. I lost friends on that flight...it is still painful after all these years.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12805

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

KE partnership with AS has had the writing on the wall due to their JV with DL. How so "had the writing" (past tense)? AFAIK, KE and AS are still partners. KE will go the way of AF and KL...for some reason KE has lasted longer. I'm certain that DL wants to put an end to it. Maybe it still...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12805

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

KE partnership with AS has had the writing on the wall due to their JV with DL.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12805

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

With AS speaking publicly about it I think the deal has already been struck. I'm sure AA had the power to squash the whole idea and the fact that AS leadership is talking about it at their NYSE Investors Day is telling. This would be a great move by AS, assuming it does not affect partnerships outsi...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13750

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

hiflyeras wrote:
Such a minor issue inconveniencing all of those people over the Thanksgiving holiday. In fact it’s not even newsworthy. Shame on the media for even mentioning it. Fake news.


Omg...does anyone recognize satire when they’re staring it in the face?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13750

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

Such a minor issue inconveniencing all of those people over the Thanksgiving holiday. In fact it’s not even newsworthy. Shame on the media for even mentioning it. Fake news.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13750

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

The fact this even made the news is really not newsworthy in my opinion. Another fact is, WN didnt hesitate to follow through and do what they needed. If anything, it brings me more comfort in knowing they did the right thing, even if it meant a loss of revenue. We all know some airlines that would...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13750

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

Not very good timing for WN when they're trying to get their Hawaii ETOPS. Seems like that is taking an inordinately long time?

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 559
Views: 122385

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

A bit off topic but looking at the E-175s, they only have seat power in F. Is that a limitation of the plane? With those being used for longer flights, because they're an opportunity to fly routes that otherwise might not support a bigger plane, seems that it's a disadvantage. I realize that the -7...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska starts Saver Fares
Replies: 19
Views: 2053

Re: Alaska starts Saver Fares

My anecdotal experience is that there’s a pretty large group of people that never check anyone else but Southwest for domestic travel. Most assume WN will always be the least expensive, and the remainder are taking advantage of Southwest’s lack of change fees. I have a couple friends from my hometo...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer
Replies: 66
Views: 10458

Re: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer

NK LAS-LAX MAY 0.1>3[1.7] JUN 0>3[2] JUL 0>3[2] AUG 0>3[2] NK LAS-OAK MAY 0.1>4[3] JUN 0>4[3] JUL 0>4[3] AUG 0>4[3] NK LAS-PDX MAY 0.1>3[2] JUN 0>3[2] JUL 0>3[2] AUG 0>3[2] NK LAS-SAN MAY 0.1>4[3] JUN 0>4[3] JUL 0>4[3] AUG 0>4[3] NK LAS-SEA MAY 0.1>4[2] JUN 0>4[3] JUL 0>4[3] AUG 0>4[3] NK LAX-OAK M...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18683

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

WN add PNW-Hawaii? Over AS's body they will. Hawaii-California is going to be interesting but if they attempted that it'd be all out war.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18683

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

With the AS having a vast majority stake in PAE, it could happen. Even if it was a way to move RON's around with just a Q400, they could benefit with connections. RON space at SEA is really tight. Last summer planes were even parked overnight on the center runway if I recall...seemed like a safety ...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18683

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

People north of SEA have been itching for this to finally happen. Big sale for the next two days and double miles. Hell, I'm tempted to buy a ticket!!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18683

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

Who else asked to serve the airport and was turned down? No one...applications to serve PAE were open to all carriers. I think WN realized they didn't have the right equipment for serving PAE and were going to lose their shirt. The speculation about DAL is interesting...time will tell if there was ...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew
Replies: 44
Views: 6336

Re: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew

Hard to watch...and the crew was incredibly patient with her. Her professional life is likely ruined and she is being vilified world-wide...a little jail time is probably in order as well. She should also be banned from travel by any airline although that probably won't happen except maybe AI. Maybe...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 399
Views: 63710

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

Makes me think of the acquisition of VX by the much larger AS. They could have operated them separately under the umbrella of Alaska Air Group but it's redundant to have to have two different groups for operational purposes, marketing, etc. The differences in fleet type bring opportunities for right...

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