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