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by hiflyeras
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 5476

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

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 ...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 5476

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18983

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS vs. WN in California moving forward
Replies: 90
Views: 5476

Re: AS vs. WN in California moving forward

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18983

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18983

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

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.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18983

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

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 '...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23
Replies: 236
Views: 18983

Re: Alaska Airlines Brand Update Announcement 3/23

Curious who will be providing the new FC seats...would love a closer look! And any speculation on who will be providing the satellite Wi-Fi? Does current AS vendor Gogo have FAA approval for such a system?

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by hiflyeras
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10514

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Next we'll probably hear about DL offering a free meal SEA-ORD...it was no coincidence that they were pretty much all AS/VX routes previously announced as getting one.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby
Replies: 29
Views: 4821

Re: Southwest expansion at Houston Hobby

MIflyer12 wrote:
A question mark at the end of that thread title would have been useful.


Exactly. Dropping SEA and PDX out of HOU doesn't sound to me like an expansion.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9011

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

WN dropping PDX-HOU (and SEA-HOU)...looks like time for AS to add PDX-IAH. And they're down to one daily SEA-SAN...why bother? They've already pulled out of SEA-SNA, are dropping BNA and MKE (seasonal reductions?). It seems their SEA schedule is getting less and less.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10514

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

It's another expected poke at AS...but at AA and UA as well. That's all those two need with their own pissing match in ORD. I was pretty surprised how few mainline flights they both operate between ORD-ATL...maybe that'll change.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What airlines still fly factory-delivered 737 classics?
Replies: 27
Views: 5976

Re: What airlines still fly factory-delivered 737 classics?

Classic series were definitely a workhorse and a definite step up from the 'Jurassic' -200's. Sitting aft of the wing the engines were SO loud on the -200 that you had to practically yell to be heard in the aft galley. But then the DC9/MD80 were not much better...airlines should have paid people to ...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15199

Re: More new AS Routes!

The SAN-MSP flight (Horizon) will be sitting on the ground at MSP arrives at 7:50 p.m. It'll be sitting on the ground for 17 hours? Flights to SFO/PDX operate via SkyWest. An 830pm departure to anywhere seems a bit too late in the day...even to the west coast. Let the engines cool and the crew take...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15199

Re: More new AS Routes!

lets see if Horizon or SkyWest can even CREW all these planes on order, first. AAG isnt too thrilled that QX is parking Q400s right now due to lack of crew. I imagine part of the problem is the number of QX pilots off the line for E175 training. It seems like the SEA-GEG flights are the first QX to...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME
Replies: 71
Views: 9394

Re: OAG Changes 3/12/2017:3M to Exit Cuba in 3 Weeks; F9 Pushes HAV; AA Drops DFWMEI, Adds DFWGEG; UA Cuts CME

New AS service is not relying just on point-to-point...they do an excellent job of selling connections even with the longer travel time. So that SFO-BNA flight will probably be carrying people originating in SoCal, PDX, ANC or SEA as well. They've been hugely successful in SEA with all their new mid...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First 747 flight
Replies: 61
Views: 1512

Re: First 747 flight

Wardair charter in 1975 from YVR-LGW...I was only 17 but my aunt took me up to the lounge upstairs and we sampled aperitifs. Benedictine, B&B, Grand Marnier, Amaretto....I tried them all! I remember looking out the window on that first 747 flight and seeing the engines swaying on the wings. I th...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14187

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

What I found interesting is that Alaska stated the Airbus airplanes are the ideal airplanes for north/south routes whereas the 737's are better for East/West routes. However, most of the east/west expansion are being flown with airbus airplanes. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with existing flying r...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14187

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

Good point, TGG...infrastructure has to keep up with the fantasy! ;-)

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14187

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

UA of course is the powerhouse in SFO...VX/AS will always be #2. But look at what AS has done in SEA...before the DL incursion, AS had reduced UA and WN to an afterthought and had over a 50% market share. And even with DL's adds, they still command the same market share. SEA is essentially a two-air...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737-10MAX
Replies: 540
Views: 75410

Re: Boeing defines 737-10MAX

No launch without orders. Boeing is just presenting the MAX 10 concept to potential customers. If they can line-up several customers for this airplane, it has a good chance of becoming reality. For now it's just a concept. They launched the MAX7 with barely any orders (-100?) so it might only take ...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14187

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

SEA, LAX and SAN-BWI operate daily. This seems like one of the most likely candidates from SJC. There are a lot of seasonal flights this summer out of PDX (BWI, PHL, MKE) and hoping some make it year-round.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14187

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

I'm guessing it'll be a mix of mainline and OO/QX flying...E175 to OMA, MCI and IND with mainline BWI, MCO and possibly MSY. Didn't realize the bay area is underserved to MSY but maybe VX out of SFO would be a better fit?

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by hiflyeras
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Bay Area routes
Replies: 160
Views: 14187

Re: Alaska to announce new SJC routes

AUS, BWI, IND, OMA, MCI, MCO, STL are my two-cents.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lie-flat FC possible on 737?
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

Lie-flat FC possible on 737?

Are there currently any carriers that offer a lie-flat seat in FC on a B737? Of course it's possible if it's a 1x1 configuration but that takes a big hit on capacity. Has anyone found a way to come close to retaining 2x2 and offer a lie-flat seat on a Boeing narrow-body? Thanks!

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by hiflyeras
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS is returning to MEX!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: AS is returning to MEX!!!

Wish there was a market for SEA-MEX but ever since AM pulled out no one has taken a stab at it. The numbers must not be there.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 98
Views: 12811

Re: AS back to MEX but from SFO, LAX and SAN

AS swapped their MEX slot with AA for a JFK slot. AS knew that MEX would be opening up eventually...I think it was a smart move on their part.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS and Paine Field
Replies: 19
Views: 3578

Re: AS and Paine Field

Perfect role for the QX Q400...service to GEG and PDX is what I think we'll see from AS.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Russia Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 4253

Re: AS To Russia Again?

Maybe when hell freezes over. Operations to eastern Russia were difficult at best back then. Crews flying there at the time have horrific stories about irregular ops...it was an accident waiting to happen.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 98
Views: 12811

Re: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case

Sorry...you're right. For AS it was 2x daily out of LAX, 1x SFO and 1x SAN. One of the two LAX was a E175 as was SAN. Thanks for the correction.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 98
Views: 12811

Re: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case

So two pair of slots for AS thanks to the Mexico SCT...and these apparently can be used as they wish. I imagine a daily flight from LAX and SFO would be their top two then hope for SAN and SNA in the DOT divestiture.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV
Replies: 82
Views: 9493

Re: Korean Air COO: In talks with Delta for JV

I imagine this is the end of the AS/KE relationship. Recent AS addition of JL, existing partnership with CX and possible addition of SQ (current VX Elevate partner) will help soften the loss of KE.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon
Replies: 124
Views: 16280

Re: Delta brings back free Y class meals on NYC transcon

This entire stunt is a shot at AS/VX and is a continuation of DL's attempts to piss all over AS. Look at the routes they're doing this on...except for maybe PDX-JFK and SAN-JFK they're all AS/VX routes.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??
Replies: 16
Views: 2776

Re: Mini-drones used in SB halftime show??

What they pulled off was pretty amazing!! We can all say we saw it first...soon they'll no doubt be ubiquitous.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Says DL Can Stay at DAL Until Verdict in Trial
Replies: 10
Views: 3060

Re: Judge Says DL Can Stay at DAL Until Verdict in Trial

Just wait 'till AS/VX starts asking for more gates at DAL...I think the show has just begun.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to Reduce Personal Item/Carry-on bag sizer by 1/4
Replies: 19
Views: 2321

Re: Spirit Airlines to Reduce Personal Item/Carry-on bag sizer by 1/4

10"x12"x16"...that's it. Or fork over $100 at the gate. Wow.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds ABQ-SNA
Replies: 29
Views: 3259

Re: AS adds ABQ-SNA

11725Flyer wrote:
Ho hum. Nothing new here.


Uh, yeah...it is something new...a new route that's never been served... hence someone posting it. Did you have a point?

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA
Replies: 77
Views: 10624

Re: OAG Changes 2/3/2017:AA Suspends JFK-TUS,UP Delays TPA Again,AS/DL/G4/NK/UA

Interesting that AS is moving from 8x to 10x SEA-SFO...are they freeing up VX aircraft for new flying out of SFO or LAX?

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort
Replies: 80
Views: 16879

Re: UA Plans LAX Push in Comeback Effort

UA had their chance...they've given up gates but now they want to grow? And the only way to do it is to build an entirely new terminal? Delusional. I suppose it could happen but would take at least ten years...by then they'll have become a bit player to AA, DL. Even AS/VX might be carrying more pass...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+
Replies: 47
Views: 10075

Re: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+

It's still on the schedule in early May for flight 61 SEA-JNU-CDV-YAK-ANC but mid-month it changes to a -700. Also often times the 37M is swapped out for a full-configuration due to pax load demand or if a combi goes tech. Hope it works out for you!

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral
Replies: 38
Views: 6872

Re: Leaked photos of a flight attendant giving oral sex to a passenger go viral

This poor woman...while surely showing poor judgement, her photo is being plastered all over the internet. I fear that next we'll hear that she committed suicide due to being put through such humiliation. :(

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case
Replies: 98
Views: 12811

Re: DOT Launches Divested AM/DL, MEX/JFK Slot Award Case

Would love to see AS start SEA-MEX....AM did it many years ago but didn't have the multitude of connection opportunities that AS has.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN adding SAN-SJD from April 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Re: WN adding SAN-SJD from April 2017

More darts thrown at the board on WN's part when it comes to SJD..they've already turned tail out of SNA.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.
Replies: 72
Views: 14339

Re: DL68 Divert CDB- Cold Bay Alaska.

Not good...winter in the Aleutians is brutal. AA had a diversion to Cold Bay back in October of last year...AS helped ferry the customers out to ANC. Wonder if DL will have to ask for assistance. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 322 diverts SJC due to unknown substance and sick crew
Replies: 5
Views: 1100

Re: AS 322 diverts SJC due to unknown substance and sick crew

Did they eat the fish? Not likely...AS cabin crew aren't provided meals. I've seen something similar before...greyish white dust bunnies came flying out of multiple vents. It was before boarding so no customers were aware. Seems it was time to clean out the ducts! Not sure if this was the same thin...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 29682

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

Hope y'all need to go to BNA, MKE or RDU out of SEA...it's going be ugly as they don't need this many seats and the fares are going to be rock-bottom.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 29682

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

ONT? This makes me question this entire speculation. AS can barely maintain mainline service in the slow months. And OAK is about as low-yield as they come. Very poor adds if true.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How long will AA stick with Alaska as partner?
Replies: 6
Views: 1321

Re: How long will AA stick with Alaska as partner?

DL is already starting to pull the same shenanigans in BOS that they pulled on AS in SEA. Look to see them grow their presence out of BOS even more...making any potential relationship with B6 to be acrimonious, not friendly.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 29682

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

I won't be surprised to see DL add every single city flown by AS/QX out of SEA They won't care about taking away market share from (ahem) someone else or how much money they lose.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 29682

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

AS going to 4x daily SEA-ORD in March.

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