NewtonPDX wrote:jAwaiting to hear from the government's approval for PAE.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Yes, -700's are getting the refit as well.Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Lots of UA cuts in Nov for DEN. Is this an annual, seasonal reduction?Jump to post
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?
Same range and same crew cost...why not go with more seats and lower your CASM?Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
Had never seen their safety demo...what if it's a short taxi?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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'...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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....Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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/
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...Jump to post
I hope for the future sake of the AS/VX combined workforce, you retire - and soon. What is this, high school? Take your snarky comments to Facebook. EA CO AS is a great source of information here on airliners and near as I can tell pretty much everything he/she has ever posted ended up being true.Jump to post
Can't believe that after wanting the MEX slots so badly that AS is dropping all but 1x LAX-MEX. I can understand reductions on poorly performing ex-VX routes but this was something AS had pursued aggressively.Jump to post
Sounds like they're doing a lot more than AS did...article is talking about customer service agents as well as baggage handlers (which was who AS replaced with an outside vendor).Jump to post
They came to their senses after their LAX hotel budget hit probably $5mil a year.Jump to post
Doesn't AS state the 739 is better for the longer route and 321 better for the shorter North South trunk routes? They've stated that the lower CASM 737-900ER's, 900's and 800's could be a better fit for transcon and Hawaii flights with the A320's better for higher frequency north-south West Coast r...Jump to post
I guess they are waiting for the MAX 8 to become ETOPS certified before starting. Couldn't they use the 738 right now if they wanted to start this year, since it is already ETOPS certified? Just because an aircraft can fly that far does not automatically mean that it is ETOPS certified. There’s a l...Jump to post
FriscoHeavy wrote:To be blunt, WN doesn't care about the local Hawaiians for their feed. They will be taking people to Hawaii from the mainland and then back home.
This is about B6 driving DL off the route; they don't want them growing BOS side by side with them the way they've tried to grow SEA side by side with AS. And AS won't leave the market, soooo... When DL started to expand out of BOS I said on here that their ultimate goal was to do to B6 in BOS the ...Jump to post
I see AS flying 2x daily SFO-DAL in both Sept and Oct...it must be an error.Jump to post
So will they be tags on existing trips that start at SEA, like SEA-SJC-PAE-SJC-SEA, or will they ask crews to make the drive up to PAE to originate the trip there? I could imagine commuters to SEA from places like GEG not being happy about that scenario. Plenty of SEA area crew live north of the ci...Jump to post
Disappointingly, the airbus aircraft show up in the AS schedules as "Airbus Series" from late April, rather than A319/A320/A321 like they did in the VX schedules. AS differentiates between the different 737 variants in their schedules... why wouldn't they do that for the airbuses? Give th...Jump to post