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
wnflyguy wrote:This will all be Skywest crews since it's all E175 flying.
A little crow...cooked 'southern style'.Jump to post
I know some of the models in the women's dress and I have to say the photos do make them look a bit more full-figured than they really are. The ones I know have totally 'normal' (I hate that word...trying to think of something better) figures that are being distorted by the camera. You know what the...Jump to post
wedgetail737 wrote:.Or PAE could be a total flop!
ooslc wrote:Oh sorry, I figured at least SFO and LAX would be 737/320 equipment. UA could cut into SFO and offer mainline equipment.
Haven't seen a schedule but impressed by the number of flights. Assuming as many as possible will be morning departures in order to connect to Mexico and Hawaii out of SFO, SJC, LAX, SNA and SAN with an evening return. Guessing 3x to PDX, 2x to LAX and SFO?Jump to post
1. I don't think AS management is 'over their heads' with the VX acquisition. That said, I think they ARE a bit surprised about WN and UA trying to rain as hard as they are on their parade in California. They won't be making it easy for them. 2. Yes, they've lost some partners and some will hurt (es...Jump to post
[list=][/list] It would be pretty odd to have an airline that large with only coastal concentrations. You’d get some of the usual economies of scale, but not much network synergy. AS has been very busy adding new mid-con flights from SEA, SFO, SJC, LAX and SAN...adding flights to MCI, STL, MSY, IND ...Jump to post
Boy, I bet the UA and AS people are getting a little steamed?Jump to post
All of us armchair airline CEO's have questioned from the beginning the WN MAX7 order. They were so stuck on flying the smaller 737's that they were afraid to commit to moving up to something with a larger capacity even a few years ago. There's still a need in some markets for them...in fact they pr...Jump to post
AS cuts seem to have been an error? Now showing 8-9x daily SEA-LAX in March...15x daily in late April.Jump to post
Wow, merger capacity cut? *AS SEA-LAX MAR 13>9 APR 15>10 MAY 19>15 Also wow? *AS SEA-SFO MAR 8>4 APR 10>6 Appears to be true...huge cuts in both markets in March with a return to 'normal' in late April. Pulling Airbus for paint/reconfigure? Pulling Boeing for satellite wifi installation?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Wondering where VX will be deploying those aircraft to after the announced cuts?Jump to post
SEA-PIT starting Sept 6th on AS....I imagine LAX and SFO will hopefully follow.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.