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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
enilria wrote:Thanks to TerminalD helping me out this week. I finally took a vacation!
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
If they don't then AS will, particularly MKE, ICT and IND.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Won't there be a loss of a couple of gates on the east end of the S concourse where the skybridge connects?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Midwestindy wrote:Once the CSeries come online, you will be hearing much much more about AS vs. DL....
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Thanks Bongodog....I thought they were at times flying with each other. Good to hear they're not as that'd be very contentious.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
No one seems to remember that AS flies daily LAX-HAV.Jump to post
JetAmerica, purchased by AS back in the late '80s, was known for a flight attendant shaking hands with all first class passengers on deplaning.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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
pdx wrote:Nice. According to this map the A320 will fly from SEA to SFO and SFO.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post