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.
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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
PLS is under-serviced from cities in the west, I think that the only western service being offered is Dallas via AA during winter season only. I am surprised SWA does not fly directly from Texas. Also, I am surprised no airline is flying Chicago to PLS. With good reason...people in the West don't k...Jump to post
As stated by others over the last few years, SEA-LHR apparently performed poorly for DL except in peak summer. I think they saw this opportunity to swap the route with VS with the hope of improved LF and yields. DY has likely ruined any chance of that.Jump to post
I predicted long ago that DL had the same plans for BOS as they've been doing in SEA. Both were already strong NW hubs or focus cities with a customer base...and neither controlled by AA or UA. B6 had better watch their back if they aren't already. Maybe AS and B6 will be forced to combine for their...Jump to post
My god, if AS has such a horrible product then why are they one of the most profitable airlines in the world? You'd think that customers would be booking away from them in droves if they were so sub-standard but somehow they keep growing and providing horrible service to more and more destinations....Jump to post
My god, if AS has such a horrible product then why are they one of the most profitable airlines in the world? You'd think that customers would be booking away from them in droves if they were so sub-standard but somehow they keep growing and providing horrible service to more and more destinations.Jump to post
Well I will eat crow on this one. I stated in a few threads that LGA/DCA would have to go from DAL if AS opened SEA/PDX etc...But the E's will have quicker turn times than Airbuses so I for one am glad to be proven wrong in this instance. Way to re-shuffle the deck chairs at DAL AS! At least you're...Jump to post
I was thinking the same thing yesterday...why are US airlines ceding the ULCC market US-Europe to Norwegian? The current big 4 have too high of costs to compete so who's got the lowest casm of potential US airlines? AS, F9, G4, NK...I could see any of them taking a page from the D8 playbook and begi...Jump to post
It's absolutely shocking how poorly UA is handling this PR nightmare. Companies have gone out of business for missteps like this. It's not like they broke someone's guitar.Jump to post
I used to get my daily dose of Aviation/Airline news feed from Yahoo but it seems they've finally pulled the plug on their two webpages that combined all of the press releases. Does anyone know where I can go (besides here, of course!) to get my daily fix right off the presses?
AS have set their sights on starting service to PTY...they're just waiting for either the 737Max or A321. That would also put LAX-CTG (Cartagena) and LAX-BOG within reach. LAX-BOG would face problems with BOG's altitude. Oops, you're right. Have never been there but it's on my bucket list. I hear t...Jump to post
AS have set their sights on starting service to PTY...they're just waiting for either the 737Max or A321. That would also put LAX-CTG (Cartagena) and LAX-BOG within reach.Jump to post
Also, they are very lucky the NEOs will be CFM! Thanks for that info! I was wondering which engine they ordered...it looks like the PW LEAP is having some issues. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/another-pratt-engine-in-a-320-neo-develops-snag-indigo-plane-grounded/article...Jump to post
My guess: Rather than replace the VX Airbii with 737-Max, AS will wait to evaluate the Boeing MoM concept once it is finalized. I think AS could be a MoM launch customer....or they could choose to operate a split Boeing / Airbus narrowbody fleet. Isn't the MoM getting too big for AS? AS was said to...Jump to post
Again, this is how every merger goes and yet it seems to come as a surprise each time. Alaska bought Virgin. Alaska is very successful. Virgin basically wasn't. Nearly everything will become like Alaska did things. It's a story told over and over again. Which is why SRB's petulant whining is so ann...Jump to post
At the investor's conference this week in NYC, AS said that the Airbus 319 and 320's were best suited for west coast north-south flying. And the 737-800 and -900's were best suited for transcon flying due to their higher seat count. I don't think you'll see that start to happen until 2019 at the ear...Jump to post
All the legal analysis on here is pure speculation - because none of the commentators have seen the precise wording of the underlying agreement. I would be astonished if the drafters of the underlying agreement hadn't contemplated and provided for this sort of eventuality when the agreement was bei...Jump to post
I've been working AS flight 81 SEA-ANC for over 30 years. AS's flights up and down the SE Alaska coast have remained constant for over 30 years as well...61/66 and 65/64 both make stops in JNU and various smaller stations between ANC and SEA. They're AS's famous 'milk runs'. If you want to fly on a ...Jump to post
CobaltScar wrote:So there is this, and then the empty LAX HAV flight squatting. What else does AS keep going as charity?
32andBelow wrote:The only people that need AVOD are poor folks that travel a few times a decade. Free streaming to device is better.
I have no idea if this is true, but Alaska seems to have signed a pretty awful contract with Delta too. Maybe time they realize if you want to play with the big dogs need a larger team of lawyers, they are out for everything they can get. You mean how DL f'ed over their partner? Don't get me starte...Jump to post
As a point of reference, I flew to SAN recently and AS was over $50 cheaper on the way over and I wouldn't consider them due to a variety of reasons, but not having AVOD (or live satellite tv) is a big one. But clearly, this is not an issue for a lot of people. Load factors consistently over 80% sh...Jump to post
AS pilots are not naïve enough to think that they're going to fly AS metal any time soon to SYD, DUB, HKG, etc. AS has their own mini-alliance with 16 international carriers, offering the ability of AS Mileage Plan members to book award tickets to pretty much every major city in the world. I'd call ...Jump to post
AS will still have a steep hill to climb to match what WN does in CA. That's not to say they can't eventually, but it will be far more bloody for AS than WN and WN is 3 times the size of the combined AS/VX with much deeper pockets. It will no doubt keep the fares in CA rock bottom for years to come...Jump to post
whereas my point all along was that VX loyalists are the types that pay a real premium to fly it. Looking online for April 3rd...who is cheapest? VX customers are not 'paying a premium'...they're getting a bargain in FC compared to AA, DL. B6 must be desparate to be undercutting all of them. VX $10...Jump to post
Quite Frankly, In regards to the E-175 it is actually quite a beautiful aircraft inside, quiet, comfortable and reliable. I think AS is actually a big contender in this west coast battle. Either way this is win for consumers! Absolutely.......However, WN has such an arrogant attitude about how good...Jump to post
55 inch pitch to 41 inch pitch. That's a pretty big change. A little disappointing that Alaska reduced it that much. What is the current pitch in 1st on AS? Why in god's name did VX need a 55" pitch for a non lie-flat seat? Were people doing yoga on the floor in front of their seat? Ballroom d...Jump to post
Anyone else think just having a footrest as opposed to a leg rest on the new FC seats is a bit of a letdown? Especially when they're flying routes where some competitors offer lie-flat.Jump to post
Alaska will adopt brand names like Main Cabin Select, Elevate, etc. but it will get rid of the Virgin brand. It doesn't need the Virgin brand when it can execute on an excellent operation and customer experience. This hasn't been stated in anything I've read...in fact just the opposite. The names '...Jump to post