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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12014

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

[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 ...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 688
Views: 88122

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

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.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12014

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

mcdu wrote:
Maybe the inspectors doing the deep dive don’t like pizza? (An industry inside joke)


Good one! For those not in the know, WN has in the past generously sent pizza to ATC and tower personnel.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12014

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

Sloppy….what else will be coming out? They didn't inspect their fan blades until forced to by the FAA.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 688
Views: 88122

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Fire burning at crash site on Ketron Island....local Seattle news is all over this.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 688
Views: 88122

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

They're saying it was a customer service agent that didn't actually know how to fly. Crazy!!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 36
Views: 3903

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

Can someone provide a synopsis of ViaAir? I've never heard of them....and those fliers probably wished they never had either.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC
Replies: 127
Views: 13506

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2018:AA Adds DFW-CYS/EYW,Drops BOS-PIT,JFK-DEN;AS Drops SFO-IND;DL Loads MSP-ICN;UA Suspends EWR-OKC

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.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 26578

Re: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...

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.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)
Replies: 27
Views: 4915

Re: AS new SubPop logo jet (photo)

God forbid there ever being a Kardashian livery. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 30109

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 119
Views: 13495

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Perfectly timed for success! Good for B6!

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 12174

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 12174

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

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!

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11590

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

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.


AS is starting SAN-MSP on Nov 18th so it would make sense to add LAX-MSP as well.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs
Replies: 31
Views: 9401

Re: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9603

Re: Alaska new livery update

Last I heard they're moving away from so many special liveries....just too many and weren't recognizable as an AS aircraft. I imagine you'll see them keep the Salmon-Thirty-Salmon and a Disney aircraft or two and that'll be it.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Lockheed 10-A Takes to the Skies to Mark the Airline's 80th Anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Re: Air Canada's Lockheed 10-A Takes to the Skies to Mark the Airline's 80th Anniversary

How wonderful that she is still airworthy! Must be a dedicated group that keeps her flying!

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by hiflyeras
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 22084

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

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.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66948

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...
Replies: 34
Views: 7249

Re: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15238

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shows off new video of upcoming 737Max
Replies: 1
Views: 743

Re: WestJet shows off new video of upcoming 737Max

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!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Launch ORD-MZT, beefs up IAH-MZT
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

Re: United To Launch ORD-MZT, beefs up IAH-MZT

Pretty odd move. The only ones brave enough to go there are Canadians and Mexicans. Murders, robberies and violence have escalated, cruise lines left and tourism has plummeted. It's ACA North.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 24627

Re: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

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.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 300
Views: 34876

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Not sure if this is par for the course but the ORD ticket counter this morning was a madhouse at 515am. I felt sorry for the customers...wondered if they were having operational issues or this was the normal state of things at NK.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 14867

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

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...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 12083

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; HA Drops OAK-OGG; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

enilria wrote:
Thanks to TerminalD helping me out this week. I finally took a vacation!


Good for you! I wondered if you'd been hijacked! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles
Replies: 20
Views: 3907

Re: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles

Great new options for AS Mileage Plan members since Condor is a relatively new partner to the program.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 2017 Results Roundup
Replies: 20
Views: 3571

Re: US Airline Q2 2017 Results Roundup

Great comparison...thanks! G4 came out today and it didn't look so rosy. Would love to see them added as well.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6369

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

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...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 41693

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Perhaps Mr. Tilden felt free to say that because they have new orders are already on the books but not announced?

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 12177

Re: WN to Hawaii?

barney captain wrote:

Red eyes are not a requisite for HI operations.



Flying to Hawaii without redeye service would be a fool's errand. A/C utilization would be crap.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO
Replies: 75
Views: 13251

Re: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO

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.


Very bad timing for AS with all of their QX crew staffing issues. Would have to be mainline and they'd better jump asap.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 12177

Re: WN to Hawaii?

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 12177

Re: WN to Hawaii?

DesertAir wrote:
As we were entering the plane Hawaiian music was playing.


Best post ever! Now I'm certain it will happen! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11364

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Atlwarrior wrote:
Only American and Southwest were the only airline not to file bankruptcy after 9/11 travel collapse. What are you talking about?


AS has never filed for bankruptcy in their 85 years...including after 9-11.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6082

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

If they don't then AS will, particularly MKE, ICT and IND.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 11718

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

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.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 117
Views: 33033

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

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 ...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated rendering for Seattle (SEA) International Arrivals Facility
Replies: 11
Views: 2961

Re: Updated rendering for Seattle (SEA) International Arrivals Facility

Won't there be a loss of a couple of gates on the east end of the S concourse where the skybridge connects?

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 13878

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA
Replies: 36
Views: 7626

Re: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA

enilria wrote:
*AS SFO-PVR NOV 1.1>0.5 DEC 1.2>0.3


Looks like AS is handing over daily SFO-PVR service to VX and will only fly on weekends to allow twice-daily Fri-Sun..

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17828

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to open exit door
Replies: 117
Views: 15351

Re: Delta "security incident" - passenger attempts to enter cockpit

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?

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion - Pacific NW
Replies: 47
Views: 9364

Re: AA Expansion - Pacific NW

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 13878

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

Midwestindy wrote:
Once the CSeries come online, you will be hearing much much more about AS vs. DL....


Besides sipping less fuel and a bit longer legs I don't see why they'd be any big game changer. They're simply a replacement for their DC-9's....I mean 717's. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Changes to the AA/AS FF program to start January 1, 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: Changes to the AA/AS FF program to start January 1, 2018

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...

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