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by hiflyeras
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 42
Views: 7667

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

downdata wrote:
AS joining OW would be interesting


Will not be at all surprised to see that happen in 2018 if they can repair the AA relationship

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by hiflyeras
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Randi Zuckerberg sexually harassed on AS flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Re: Randi Zuckerberg sexually harassed on AS flight

Incident is under investigation....perp has been identified and at least temporarily banned from flying AS pending investigation. FA union (Assoc. of Flight Attendants) has put out a statement to say that all FA's need better training in how to handle issue of harassment and assault towards crew and...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 19759

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

They obviously failed to put limits on certain dates for dropping trips into 'Open Time'. The offer of 1.5x won't cut it...people will wait until they bump that up to 2x+ before they pick up a trip because they know that's what it will take to cover the operation. Whoever monitors their open flying ...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 5431

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

It's common practice for airline staff, especially crew, to bring small tokens of appreciation to the flight crew. A box or bag of chocolates...something shareable among them. I've seen Starbucks cards if it's a small crew. Even had a passenger wrap a dollar bill around a chocolate bar for each pers...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15134

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Partnering with AS wouldn't surprise me....much like AS they seem to take their own road when it comes to choosing partners.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 10419

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

Alaska merges with Hawaiian...Dunkerley named as President. You never know!

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17
Replies: 38
Views: 4006

Re: Major Air Service Announcement for PIT 11/15/17

SEA-PIT starting Sept 6th on AS....I imagine LAX and SFO will hopefully follow.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska ending Cuba service
Replies: 64
Views: 7836

Re: Alaska ending Cuba service

New Trump administration restrictions on travelers to Cuba were the death-knell of AS's service to HAV. I wouldn't be surprised to see others reduce or cancel service as well. Costa Rica has done really well for them...maybe there are opportunities to other Central America markets. Not mentioned is ...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10028

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

If the price is right, you might just see new 767-300s flying SEAANC in AS livery.... ;) Wouldn't that be something. I have heard that AS has considered wide-bodies not that long ago. The 787 is a bit too much of an airframe for their needs but a new 767 might be perfect. Will be interesting if Boe...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Terminal Progress. Where's AS?
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: PAE Terminal Progress. Where's AS?

Word is that AS is very close to announcing their PAE service. Can't wait to hear!!

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10028

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

AS has their hands full in SEA, SFO and LAX...there's no way they'd branch out to a east coast hub unless it was through merger/acquisition. Like Enrilia said, organic growth of that scale would be impossible. I think they're satisfied with being number one or two out of SEA, PDX, ANC, top two or th...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Weighs LGB Changes
Replies: 45
Views: 7449

Re: B6 Weighs LGB Changes

I'm sure WN would love to see B6 pull out of LGB...they'd have their own little DAL on the west coast.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 19940

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

The same was said about pretty much any airline merger. They're doing just fine...fares are lower due to over capacity in many markets and that will eventually level out. AS wants to be a major player out of CA to the midwest and east coast but knows they will never carry numbers like they pull out ...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance
Replies: 119
Views: 11949

Re: A visual into Alaska Air Group's Q3 performance

What is going to be Alaska's competitive advantage for the high yield transcon customer demographic? I don't think they plan on chasing the highest-yield FC fliers...they're ceding them to others with their fancier FC hard product. They're aiming for those that are happy with an upgrade to their 'p...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal
Replies: 94
Views: 14461

Re: DL Moves to Reclaim $500m BOS Terminal

People on here laughed when I predicted this scenario a couple of years ago. They were starting to do the same thing in BOS that they'd done in SEA but no one could see it. After watching them in SEA it's no surprise that their goal from the start is to be the dominate carrier in BOS. Both cities ha...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal
Replies: 127
Views: 28745

Re: Air Berlin - Spectacular farewell: AB7001 MIA-DUS steep turn over terminal

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018
Replies: 84
Views: 8953

Re: JetBlue to start BOS-MSP 3xday on May 3 2018

Perfectly timed for success! Good for B6!

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 11898

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter
Replies: 64
Views: 11898

Re: OAG Changes 10/8/2017: VX Gone, Big SJU Cuts, AS Suspends PDX-MCI/STL for Winter

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!

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by hiflyeras
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX
Replies: 74
Views: 11179

Re: OAG Changes 10/1/2017: UA Drops MSP-LAX

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.


AS is starting SAN-MSP on Nov 18th so it would make sense to add LAX-MSP as well.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs
Replies: 31
Views: 9079

Re: Southwest giving up 2 MEX Slot Pairs

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska new livery update
Replies: 55
Views: 9217

Re: Alaska new livery update

Last I heard they're moving away from so many special liveries....just too many and weren't recognizable as an AS aircraft. I imagine you'll see them keep the Salmon-Thirty-Salmon and a Disney aircraft or two and that'll be it.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Lockheed 10-A Takes to the Skies to Mark the Airline's 80th Anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 1231

Re: Air Canada's Lockheed 10-A Takes to the Skies to Mark the Airline's 80th Anniversary

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

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by hiflyeras
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 119
Views: 16502

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

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.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 65340

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...
Replies: 34
Views: 7045

Re: Q-400 flying ANC-PDX today...

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 14605

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet shows off new video of upcoming 737Max
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: WestJet shows off new video of upcoming 737Max

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!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Launch ORD-MZT, beefs up IAH-MZT
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

Re: United To Launch ORD-MZT, beefs up IAH-MZT

Pretty odd move. The only ones brave enough to go there are Canadians and Mexicans. Murders, robberies and violence have escalated, cruise lines left and tourism has plummeted. It's ACA North.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic
Replies: 69
Views: 23135

Re: Rumor: Delta to temporarily wet-lease 4 767's to Virgin Atlantic

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.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Spirit?
Replies: 244
Views: 26076

Re: What's next for Spirit?

Not sure if this is par for the course but the ORD ticket counter this morning was a madhouse at 515am. I felt sorry for the customers...wondered if they were having operational issues or this was the normal state of things at NK.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 14552

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

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...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 11872

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; HA Drops OAK-OGG; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

enilria wrote:
Thanks to TerminalD helping me out this week. I finally took a vacation!


Good for you! I wondered if you'd been hijacked! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles
Replies: 20
Views: 3829

Re: Condor adds San Fransisco and Los Angeles

Great new options for AS Mileage Plan members since Condor is a relatively new partner to the program.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jul 29, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Q2 2017 Results Roundup
Replies: 20
Views: 3484

Re: US Airline Q2 2017 Results Roundup

Great comparison...thanks! G4 came out today and it didn't look so rosy. Would love to see them added as well.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incident
Replies: 72
Views: 6209

Re: Mother Sues UA Over Lap Child Incidentp

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...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 40685

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

Perhaps Mr. Tilden felt free to say that because they have new orders are already on the books but not announced?

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11904

Re: WN to Hawaii?

barney captain wrote:

Red eyes are not a requisite for HI operations.



Flying to Hawaii without redeye service would be a fool's errand. A/C utilization would be crap.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO
Replies: 75
Views: 13052

Re: OAG Changes 7/16/2017: DY Adds EWR-CDG/FCO; DL Adds LAX-ABQ/MEX, SEA-MFR, Seasonal AUS-AMS; Y4 Swaps OAK-MEX to SFO

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.


Very bad timing for AS with all of their QX crew staffing issues. Would have to be mainline and they'd better jump asap.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11904

Re: WN to Hawaii?

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Hawaii?
Replies: 114
Views: 11904

Re: WN to Hawaii?

DesertAir wrote:
As we were entering the plane Hawaiian music was playing.


Best post ever! Now I'm certain it will happen! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD
Replies: 66
Views: 11116

Re: Delta posts Q2 2017 profit $1.85 Billion USD

Atlwarrior wrote:
Only American and Southwest were the only airline not to file bankruptcy after 9/11 travel collapse. What are you talking about?


AS has never filed for bankruptcy in their 85 years...including after 9-11.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?
Replies: 38
Views: 5837

Re: Will UA add nonstop service from SFO to CMH, CLT, ICT, JAX, MKE, SDF, or TUL?

If they don't then AS will, particularly MKE, ICT and IND.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute
Replies: 47
Views: 11097

Re: Dozens of American Airlines pilots face demotion, pay cut after losing contract dispute

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.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.
Replies: 117
Views: 28893

Re: Boeing 125 737-8MAX order to Undisclosed Customer.

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 ...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated rendering for Seattle (SEA) International Arrivals Facility
Replies: 11
Views: 2856

Re: Updated rendering for Seattle (SEA) International Arrivals Facility

Won't there be a loss of a couple of gates on the east end of the S concourse where the skybridge connects?

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 13676

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA
Replies: 36
Views: 7497

Re: OAG Changes 7/9/2017: AS/DL/NK/UA

enilria wrote:
*AS SFO-PVR NOV 1.1>0.5 DEC 1.2>0.3


Looks like AS is handing over daily SFO-PVR service to VX and will only fly on weekends to allow twice-daily Fri-Sun..

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17655

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

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...

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