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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4510

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

Can a self called 'low-fare leader' succeed in a market that is primarily leisure with expensive hotels as the only option for visitors?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4510

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

If they have a dedicated aircraft then maybe SMF-LIH will be announced on the opposite days?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4510

AS announces SMF-KOA

https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2018-06- ... ona-Hawaii
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To hell with WN and volcanos! ;)

Service starts Dec 20th...3x weekly.

https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2018-06- ... ona-Hawaii

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 55
Views: 5924

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

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??


Exactly....summer at AS is just too busy to be pulling planes out of service for painting. It can keep ‘til fall.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 55
Views: 5924

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

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.


-700’s will be getting a cabin refresh in 2019 to include new seats and power ports.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24572

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 278
Views: 24572

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

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.


I'm sure that CX's partner AS is suggesting that very thing ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service
Replies: 42
Views: 4966

Re: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service, Without Announcement

Announced today, Bob! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Power Outage
Replies: 3
Views: 559

Re: LAS Power Outage

And no a/c on the concourses? Sounds horrible!

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....

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.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12326

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

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!!

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES
Replies: 78
Views: 10010

Re: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES

Is the AS drop of PDX-KOA a seasonal move or has business to KOA dropped due to the volcanic activity?

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delay in PAE start of flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 1878

Delay in PAE start of flights?

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 19, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7001

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

NewtonPDX wrote:
Awaiting to hear from the government's approval for PAE.
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Good point....these airframes are likely being redeployed in support of adding the new PAE service. There'll be some shuffling of the Q400's and E175's.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9674

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9674

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest not having a good spring
Replies: 23
Views: 4153

Re: Southwest not having a good spring

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7533

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57194

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

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.

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5205

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

The takeoff roll of the -900 reminds me of the old 727's....slow and measured. While some aircraft take off like a bat out of hell, the -900's take their sweet time. And you still arrive at the same hour regardless.

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 324
Views: 27022

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

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...

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2562

Re: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?

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.

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4556

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10263

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

Lots of UA cuts in Nov for DEN. Is this an annual, seasonal reduction?

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4556

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

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?

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6717

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Same range and same crew cost...why not go with more seats and lower your CASM?

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57194

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

[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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57194

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 03, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737-700 Fleet Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1441

Re: SWA 737-700 Fleet Question

Wonder how many cycles these Chinese airframes have on them?

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by hiflyeras
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 13029

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

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.


Neither being a leisure route, I'm not sure it's fair to pick a Saturday flight to be making assumptions about load factors on a relatively new route.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 15528

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

I'm not sure why people think AS is interested in returning to LGB when they left voluntarily and have shown no interest in returning when the opportunity has presented itself.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12661

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Had never seen their safety demo...what if it's a short taxi? ;-)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6459

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA of bygone days....
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: KSEA of bygone days....

The photo was taken on opening day of SEA...aircraft were on display.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18467

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

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'...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18467

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

Could the issues with the interiors be due to VX not purchasing higher-end products for lavs, galleys, seats? Maybe they didn’t stock adequate replacement parts for interior items...particularly before AS took control.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21313

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

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 ...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 11057

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue ordered to reinstate fired Flight Attendant
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: Jetblue ordered to reinstate fired Flight Attendant

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


I was hoping! LOL

It sounds like B6 got what they deserved here...a minor infraction of an FAR rule cost them big $.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13988

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

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....

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 9095

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

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?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13945

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13945

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

They originally had three TATL from SEA...LHR, AMS and CDG. The only one left operated by DL is AMS.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13945

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

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.


I believe they've handed all of their SEA-TATL routes off to their 'joint venture' partners except AMS.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10870

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

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/
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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/

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5686

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10870

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

You never know, SANFan....I heard there's some new routes coming. Hope you get in on the action! ;-)

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10870

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

With the purchase of Virgin America, Alaska has non-stop flights from JFK to LAX, SFO, SEA, PDX, LAS and PSP (seasonal),

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