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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India flight attendant falls from plane at Mumbai airport.
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Air India flight attendant falls from plane at Mumbai airport.

Always so sad to hear of this happening. Totally preventable if having had proper training.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 9474

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

I'm not saying AS is floundering as an enterprise. I'm saying that they're floundering to find a long term strategy if they aspire to be a national player. They're not aspiring to be a national player...they're aspiring to be an airline customers primarily on the west coast consider when they are t...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Miss Between two DC-3 in Rural Colombia?
Replies: 15
Views: 2236

Re: Near Miss Between two DC-3 in Rural Colombia?

If there was a contest for the craziest post on a.net this might win the prize!! Ancient airframe barely in service? Check Remote location no one has heard of? Check Non-event? Check

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3567

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

Interior refresh is starting this fall. New Recaro seats in FC and Y, power ports, tablet holders. New LED cabin lighting and class divider too I believe.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11190

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

AS dropped SFO-MZT and the seasonal SEA-MZT years ago. Will those come back? I'd be really shocked to see SEA-MZT return...it only operated on weekends if I recall. I could see SFO-MZT but AS seems unwilling to take risks right now out of SFO with the price of fuel pretty high. It's the Canadians t...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11190

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

Nice to see AS is returning to daily LAX-MZT. They'd had some bleak times down there the last ten years but it's a beautiful city and I hope this means things are picking up for them.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9322

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

The only reason people talk about B6+AS is because B6 probably will need AS to get what it didn't gain in it's attempted purchase of VX, namely a competitive west coast presence to build a national network on. And this as well. They really do need each other in many ways if they want to survive in ...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 66
Views: 8056

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Sounding like UA and AS will both be having a 737-800 RON in PAE. AS to SJC and UA to DEN. Flyguy Source please. I just woke up and may not be awake yet but where did you see that UA and AS are planning on using Boeing a/c at PAE? Last I heard, AS and UA are using EMJs exclusively at PAE; WN is the...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 9308

Re: BA's future at JFK

Wake me up when something actually happens. It'll be talked to death for years.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 578
Views: 52501

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

And they face the looming WN HI threat. I read yesterday that WN might enter with y fares of $99 out of OAK/SJC/SMF/SAN. That's going to really have a huge effect on how much AS and HA can charge in these markets. I hope they do! Go ahead and fill those planes up with $99 o/w fares from any WN city...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17091

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

The more I read this thread the more I'm certain I will be dead and buried before it happens...as will Gov.Cuomo...and B6 probably will no longer exist as well.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96109

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

NeBaNi wrote:
What P&W engine issues? AFAIK, all the VX A321neos have CFM.


Typo and too late to edit...sorry!!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96109

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I think the removal of seatback IFE is extremely stupid and actually offensive to the passenger, though there are probably those who disagree with me (mainly those who have previously encountered UA's DirecTV system that basically represents what seatback IFE is NOT meant to be). I'd rather watch m...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 121
Views: 17091

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/in ... fk-changes
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Less than a year ago, BA announced a US$65mil remodel of T7. I don't think the paint is even dry yet!

https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/in ... fk-changes

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by hiflyeras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5782

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Ground handling vendors favor some clients over others all the time. If F9 is handled by AA in ORD and needs to be de-iced you can bet that the AA aircraft are higher on the priority list. Happens all the time everywhere. That said, PAE will be such a small operation...everyone will know everyone an...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96109

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

For what its worth, Once the acquisition was announced it was AS who decided to start lapsing on fixing certain things. I have seen light panels in the cabin that go some time without being changed. Lots of black aviation tape to cover up cracks/broken arm rests etc. Not trying to throw shade at AS...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 5782

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

https://www.dalgs.com/about/
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Apparently some of you have ever heard of DGS...Delta Global Services. Wholly owned by Delta Airlines and provides ground services to whatever airlines choose to contract with them.

https://www.dalgs.com/about/

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by hiflyeras
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9322

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

Exactly. Something had to change because it wasn’t a sustainable model We each have our own opinions, but in my opinion, AS has better service than VX. AS serves complimentary snacks, while VX does not. Everyone does have their own opinions, but the anti-AS stuff seems to be highly exaggerated. AS ...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 14400

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

The combined B6/AS network would look a lot like the old HP/US network. Coastal heavy, without any real network in the SE or SW. Not big enough combined. Both will be gone inside 10 years, like it or not. I don't think people realize how much AS has built up their flying from the west coast to mid-...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9322

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

Nothing I read indicated that EA CO AS said all three airports would be hubs, each market has it's own strengths & real estate at SFO has been a consistent issue since the inception of service by AS to the airport, which is why service has been kept to a minimum vs say SJC where they could grow...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?
Replies: 84
Views: 7055

Re: WN Hawaii from DAL & HOU?

I have the option of buying a better seat on both AA and Delta. It is still way too far in a 737 for me. I frequently fly AS to Hawaii...it doesn't feel any different than any other flight or aircraft. Free streamed movies pass the time. You just have to plan your visits to the bathroom in case the...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN get any of its 737-700 planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Re: Will WN get any of its 737-700 planes ETOPS certified?

WN has not stated they plan to fly PDX-Hawaii, have they? AS already sells OAK-HNL for $199 ow

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN get any of its 737-700 planes ETOPS certified?
Replies: 20
Views: 2434

Re: Will WN get any of its 737-700 planes ETOPS certified?

All I've heard is crickets when it comes to how their ETOPS is going. Have they even started any proving runs yet? Outfitting a/c with rafts? Mock evacuations?

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 66
Views: 8056

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

so going East UA to DEN would be about it , or possibly AS thru PDX but that too is limited AS flies east from PDX to BOS, JFK, EWR, BWI, DCA, ATL, MSP, MCO, ORD and more.... and to every major Hawaiian island. Depending on the departure time from PAE it sounds like an excellent connection point an...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini
Replies: 106
Views: 21909

Re: Plane Crash at TKK (Chuuk, FSM) - Air Niugini

Glad everyone is ok That is indeed not many, but the 11 crew seems like an overkill. According to regulations, it should be 1 stewardess on 50 passengers, right? So 2 pilots and 4 stewardesses = 6 crew. The term 'stewardess' was retired decades ago. And yes, very thankful that everyone was okay exc...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?
Replies: 35
Views: 2133

Re: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?

lavalampluva wrote:
LGB and SNA would be nice alternatives to LAX.


Or maybe another airline like B6 should give LGB a try! I’m sure it’d be a huge success. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 3984

Re: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO

AS has plenty of NG's and MAX on order...they don't need SY's airframes. They'd probably come with high leases as well...likely at inflated rates comparable to what VX was paying. AS would probably rather sit back and watch SY try and figure out what they want to be. If they can't stay out of the ne...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 3984

Re: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO

Such a stupid move...UA and AS will eat their lunch. Isn't someone at SY and ex-AS route planner?

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by hiflyeras
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 26
Views: 5257

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Not a very wide seat...probably only a few inches wider than a coach seat. That center console takes up a lot of room!

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 62
Views: 9926

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

In 2019, Princess will move the Royal Princess to Alaska routes and have its largest total Alaska passenger capacity in the 50 years it has cruised that area. Royal Caribbean will add the 5,000-passenger Ovation of the Seas to Alaska service. Celebrity in 2019 is replacing the Infinity in Alaska wi...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 32
Views: 3986

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

People "are" too cheap to use those. What was the per minute rate on those phones back then? $5 a minute? $700 for an iPhone or not there is no way (unless it was a true emergency) I would pay that much per minute to chat on an airfone unless someone's life was in danger. It was $6.00 per...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 62
Views: 9926

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

I am really amazed F9 lasted this long in BOI. Shocked they even restarted the routeeto begin with. I was waiting for the BZN QX ticket counter to open and saw maybe 40 people check in right next door at F9 on a Sunday. Meanwhile my QX flight to SEA was sold out. I wondered how much longer F9 would...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 32
Views: 3986

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

AS has had it for a couple of years....people love it!

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 6504

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

I’d dispute the theory that half of Hawaii passengers are on miles. The airlines have total control over how many seats are available for redemption. Now WN on the other hand supposedly does NOT limit the number of redemptions per flight. They could be looking at their new Hawaii flights being a hug...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96109

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

So, all of those airlines' liveries would be more interesting if they each just had a gigantic face on them? I guess B6 should have a close-up of a jaded beat-up New Yorker, and WN can have a sunburned impoverished rancher, and F9 can have a stoner with blonde dreadlocks! I mean quite aside from th...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 16541

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I'm really suspicious that there will be a market for filling this. EWR is one thing...over 20 million catchment area...would love to know the LF on that.. BOS not so big at less than 5 million. This might be a tough sell.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96109

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

So, all of those airlines' liveries would be more interesting if they each just had a gigantic face on them? I guess B6 should have a close-up of a jaded beat-up New Yorker, and WN can have a sunburned impoverished rancher, and F9 can have a stoner with blonde dreadlocks! I mean quite aside from th...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14919

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Wonder what AA's response will be? 2x daily next summer?

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by hiflyeras
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96109

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

LAXPAX wrote:
Believe me, I know. That doesn't mean that it's ever been good.


Yeah but it's unique and you're talking about it. Who gives a shit about most liveries?

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by hiflyeras
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96109

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

MesserJ wrote:
No, that bump isn't anything new. in this picture, you can see what the 2Ku wifi antenna will look like


Thanks! Much bigger bump! Looks like triplets! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3354

Re: SEA IAF project update

They’re not talking about it because they’re badly over budget and behind schedule. Taxiway work the next 3-4 months will only add to the misery of flying out of SEA.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 450
Views: 96109

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Seeing that bump on top of the fuselage in the photo...is AS's new satellite wifi being installed at the same time as their putting the new paint job on all the Airbus?

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines B737-700's
Replies: 32
Views: 7188

Re: Alaska Airlines B737-700's

-700 interior upgrades are supposed to be starting this fall. New seats, power, LED lighting...and I think the satellite wifi installed at the same time.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3886

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

AirFiero wrote:
Again makes you wonder why they bothered buying VX. Where have they gained a competitive advantage over B6?


Which has been discussed ad nauseam on a dozen other threads.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3886

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

AirbusA322 wrote:
Thought they would use the Airbus on this route


Just announced SEA-CMH service beginning next March will be on the A320.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3886

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

compensateme wrote:
If you pay for it, they will come... I’m sure the direct subsidy offered by PIT had a large influence...


Incentives only came to $475,000 in marketing help on the PIT end....a pittance.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3886

AS launches SEA-PIT

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09 ... e-flights/
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Great local news story on AS inaugural flight into PIT yesterday. Lots of happy faces!

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09 ... e-flights/

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by hiflyeras
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9614

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

The claim that HA is bigger to Hawaii than UA from the mainland is typically based on the fact that HA serves Hawaii from more mainland destinations than UA days. UA has 7 (ORD, DEN, IAH, LAX, EWR, SFO, IAD) while HA has 12 (LAS, LGB, LAX, JFK, OAK, PHX, PDX, SAN, SMF, SFO, SJC, SEA). AS has seven ...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10689

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

They aren't acting like they are losing in SJC IMHO, although AS wasn't acting like they were losing in SFO until they did... According to AS, there were 44 new routes launched in 2017 and they still serve 36 of them. Maybe the routes dropped were weighted more towards SFO but I think it's too earl...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10689

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

I think any AS buildup into SJC is a reaction to WN...they're both adding like crazy but so far WN seems to be winning. I’m curious, what makes you think that? I’m not sure of the OP’s rationale, but I’d view WN as the incumbent leader at SJC and they’ve shown no sign of backing down so far. Howeve...

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