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by hiflyeras
Sat May 19, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 6714

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

NewtonPDX wrote:
Awaiting to hear from the government's approval for PAE.
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Good point....these airframes are likely being redeployed in support of adding the new PAE service. There'll be some shuffling of the Q400's and E175's.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8604

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 80
Views: 8604

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest not having a good spring
Replies: 23
Views: 4114

Re: Southwest not having a good spring

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7459

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 56890

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

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.

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5151

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

The takeoff roll of the -900 reminds me of the old 727's....slow and measured. While some aircraft take off like a bat out of hell, the -900's take their sweet time. And you still arrive at the same hour regardless.

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 224
Views: 18456

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

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...

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2523

Re: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?

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.

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4510

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10141

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

Lots of UA cuts in Nov for DEN. Is this an annual, seasonal reduction?

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4510

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

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?

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 23
Views: 4166

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Same range and same crew cost...why not go with more seats and lower your CASM?

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 56890

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

[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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 56890

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

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...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 03, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737-700 Fleet Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: SWA 737-700 Fleet Question

Wonder how many cycles these Chinese airframes have on them?

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by hiflyeras
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 12855

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

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.


Neither being a leisure route, I'm not sure it's fair to pick a Saturday flight to be making assumptions about load factors on a relatively new route.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 145
Views: 14473

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

I'm not sure why people think AS is interested in returning to LGB when they left voluntarily and have shown no interest in returning when the opportunity has presented itself.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12592

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Had never seen their safety demo...what if it's a short taxi? ;-)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6413

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA of bygone days....
Replies: 4
Views: 1378

Re: KSEA of bygone days....

The photo was taken on opening day of SEA...aircraft were on display.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18397

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

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'...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 77
Views: 18397

Re: Alaska Having Problems with Airbus Aircraft

Could the issues with the interiors be due to VX not purchasing higher-end products for lavs, galleys, seats? Maybe they didn’t stock adequate replacement parts for interior items...particularly before AS took control.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home
Replies: 214
Views: 21147

Re: Sun Country (SY) strands hundreds of passengers in Mexico and tells them to find their own way home

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 ...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons
Replies: 104
Views: 10989

Re: OAG Changes 4/15/2018: WS Drops YYC-DFW/ORD, BOS-YUL; UA Adds IAD-PBG; AS Trims More Transcons

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue ordered to reinstate fired Flight Attendant
Replies: 5
Views: 1893

Re: Jetblue ordered to reinstate fired Flight Attendant

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


I was hoping! LOL

It sounds like B6 got what they deserved here...a minor infraction of an FAR rule cost them big $.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR
Replies: 113
Views: 13898

Re: OAG Changes 4/8/2018: DL Drops EWR-CDG, EW Drops RSW-CGN;, Level Into EWR-ORY, WN Adds MDW-SNA, Y4 Drops LAX-ACA/PVR

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....

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 9061

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

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?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13847

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

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...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13847

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

They originally had three TATL from SEA...LHR, AMS and CDG. The only one left operated by DL is AMS.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13847

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

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.


I believe they've handed all of their SEA-TATL routes off to their 'joint venture' partners except AMS.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

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/
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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/

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5649

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

You never know, SANFan....I heard there's some new routes coming. Hope you get in on the action! ;-)

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

With the purchase of Virgin America, Alaska has non-stop flights from JFK to LAX, SFO, SEA, PDX, LAS and PSP (seasonal),

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK
Replies: 62
Views: 10835

Re: Alaska Sign atop T7 JFK

Would love to see a photo of this!

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by hiflyeras
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%
Replies: 100
Views: 16958

Re: Rumor: AS Reducing Airbus Transcon Flying >50%

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.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH returns to SJC
Replies: 34
Views: 5261

Re: LH returns to SJC

Wow! Someone still flies the A340?

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by hiflyeras
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SY SEA-ANC Loaded
Replies: 21
Views: 3467

Re: SY SEA-ANC Loaded

Watch for AS to announce ANC-MSP? The rumor every year is that they're going fly it in the summers.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX
Replies: 97
Views: 11388

Re: OAG Changes 2/25/2018: HA Drops OAK-KOA, Defers LIH; AS Drops SFO-MEX

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.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 26838

Re: Sun Country Lays Off 20% of Employees Outsources MSP

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).

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by hiflyeras
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 4933

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

They came to their senses after their LAX hotel budget hit probably $5mil a year.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes
Replies: 26
Views: 6962

Re: Boeing's Newest Airplane Could Improve Alaska Air's Fortunes

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...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9013

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 9013

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

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.


Which will likely drag down their yields if half the plane connects in OAK or LAX to Hawaii.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS
Replies: 117
Views: 15221

Re: OAG Changes 1/28/2018:AS Drops DAL-SFO?; DL Adds SLC-PIT; F9 Drops MCO-CUN; UA Drops IAH-BDL, LAX-TUS

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 ...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19816

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

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...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 311
Views: 67367

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

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...

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