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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: 6703

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: 13516

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: 658

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: 2242

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: 21068

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: 69
Views: 7388

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: 76
Views: 12959

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: 11324

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: 3674

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: 3305

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: 5939

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: 241
Views: 34135

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: 11228

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: 12572

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: 11228

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: 11228

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: 10692

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: 5581

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: 10336

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: 28057

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: 2722

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: 13346

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: 7250

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: 17304

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: 14316

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: 8911

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: 13346

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: 1441

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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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's ongoing PR issues
Replies: 368
Views: 28458

Re: UA's ongoing PR issues

Flight crew was in obvious violation of FAR rules and intentionally ignored the issue. Agent in IAH should never had issued the boarding pass to the standby passenger as the seat was a SOLD, occupied seat. If an adult was sitting there this wouldn't have happened and the flight crew would have calle...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 8880

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

Thanks Bongodog....I thought they were at times flying with each other. Good to hear they're not as that'd be very contentious.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?
Replies: 44
Views: 8880

Re: BA - what are "mixed fleet" crews and why are they on strike?

Wow.....welcome to the normal life of crew in the US. Hardly. This makes airline labor relations in the US look like a picnic. I've always heard that BA crew were unhappy but I had no idea the mess they're in. Multiple contracts for crews that are then sometimes working the same flight? What a nigh...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's confirmed for Sea-Tac?
Replies: 23
Views: 4739

Re: What's confirmed for Sea-Tac?

YVR has a huge footprint, making expansion a breeze compared to SEA which is surrounded by dense development or steep slopes. It was built on a site adequate in the 1940's but not for today,

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder
Replies: 41
Views: 3451

Re: WAPO:Cuba Flights Won't Change; Trip Justification Made Harder

No one seems to remember that AS flies daily LAX-HAV.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers
Replies: 38
Views: 7475

Re: Flight Attendant shaking hands with all passengers

JetAmerica, purchased by AS back in the late '80s, was known for a flight attendant shaking hands with all first class passengers on deplaning.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 120
Views: 16311

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

[code][/code]

Rdh3e wrote:
Leis would be cool, and cheaper Mai tais too. The current pricing is kind of absurd at ~$9.50.


Ouch! Free Mai Tai to the islands on AS. Helps you to forget you're on a narrow-body. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 120
Views: 16311

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

United used to OWN Hawaii! I remember the days of seeing multiple 747's and hanging in the Red Carpet Club in HNL. With these new flights perhaps they can retain their crown.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 16425

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

I don't think DL anticipated AS continuing to be as strong as they are in SEA...they did not roll over and die but just the opposite. AS hasn't given an inch in their percentage of market share out of SEA...it's everyone else that has cut back flights for DL to grow. More AS international partners s...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1
Replies: 180
Views: 24080

Re: UA suspends CCS (Caracas) effective 7/1

Would love to hear the impressions of the DL crews that are supposedly laying over in CCS! Don't quite understand why they'd bother to operate one flight per week ATL-CCS.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 74
Views: 9155

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

I hope flight and cabin crew in the US stage a work stoppage over this insane plan. I don't want a belly full of lithium batteries going into thermal runaway with no way to fight the fire. It's a horrific accident waiting to happen on a passenger aircraft.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 30, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to reverse Obama's Cuba policies?
Replies: 18
Views: 3334

Trump to reverse Obama's Cuba policies?

http://thehill.com/policy/international ... uba-policy
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Looks like the opening of Cuba to scheduled service by US carriers might be short-lived. Might actually be a blessing for those losing money on these routes.

http://thehill.com/policy/international ... uba-policy

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 29, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 20558

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

pdx wrote:
Nice. According to this map the A320 will fly from SEA to SFO and SFO.


I think the plan is for the lower capacity Airbus to fly West Coast routes with high frequency...not just SFO and LAX. Transcon routes with only one or two flights per day will see the larger Boeings.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 23, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination
Replies: 35
Views: 6151

Re: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination

Poor 83 year old grandma can't pre board with her family? This seems punitive to me...doing the right thing would have been making an exception to the policy.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 16, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA...those upgrades are really needed
Replies: 93
Views: 10953

Re: SEA...those upgrades are really needed

Except for the central food court, there is very little else to SEA. And what is annoying is having to take the train over to the central food court and then back to say the N-gates. Major food and beverage changes are planned for the expanded N concourse, including a full-service restaurant on the...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 09, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?
Replies: 123
Views: 14714

Re: Spirit Airlines Labor Trouble brewing?

I can't imagine trying to run an airline by relying on 20% of your schedule to be covered by people volunteering to fly on their day off. It's a recipe for disaster as evidenced here. If you're being disrespected by management then why would you choose to help them out? Spirit management seems to be...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 09, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?
Replies: 41
Views: 5096

Re: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?

[twoid][/twoid]

WPvsMW wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
Was talking to a pilot that used to fly for KE....


How long ago? KE today is very different from the KE that landed on the marker beacon on approach to GUM.


He flew for them until recently...was glad to be back flying for a US carrier.

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 08, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?
Replies: 41
Views: 5096

Re: With the new KE codeshares, will DL drop SEA-NRT-SIN?

Was talking to a pilot that used to fly for KE...made me think twice about flying them. He said they have horrible CRM and haven't learned from past mistakes. I think it'd be a mistake for DL to rely on partners when they're dropping old NW routes that used to be golden for them. Kinda sad to see.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 02, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet orders 10 787-9
Replies: 97
Views: 20214

Re: Westjet orders 10 787-9

Very exciting for everyone at WestJet! Congrats to Gregg and his team!

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 02, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's confirmed for Sea-Tac?
Replies: 23
Views: 4739

Re: What's confirmed for Sea-Tac?

N Concourse expansion is well underway. New seating throughout the airport has been announced. New club about to open for AS on the end of the C concourse. Other than that it's been pretty quiet of late but I believe design continues on the new A gate/S gate skybridge connector and new FIS.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 02, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 4914

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

Good memories flying the 747-200 from HNL-ORD and getting to hang out upstairs in the lounge. I'd won a first class trip when in college...it was a promotion after a strike in 1979 and I won a first class trip to any three domestic UA cities. I took them for all I could...SEA-HNL, HNL-NYC via ORD, N...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 173
Views: 17817

Re: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes

I like that AS is open to trying new routes and opening new cities. WN just refuses to open anything new on the west coast only add to existing markets. In the end WN will be wondering what the hell happened just like American and USAir did after the mergers of OC and PS when ole WN snuck in.....Ho...

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