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by 32andBelow
Sun May 28, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I'm sorry if this was said before, but I will say it: PDX isn't going to get much expansion soon. Before buying VX, AS was already in an accelerating turf war with DL in SEA. Any slot they took out of SEA in favor of PDX was a slot Delta could waltz in and nab. Now, with the VX network, they're try...

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by 32andBelow
Sun May 28, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

I'm sorry if this was said before, but I will say it: PDX isn't going to get much expansion soon. Before buying VX, AS was already in an accelerating turf war with DL in SEA. Any slot they took out of SEA in favor of PDX was a slot Delta could waltz in and nab. Now, with the VX network, they're try...

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 26, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

AS has just 2 flights to IAH? SEA has 10 flights total to IAH, PDX has 2. Seems way out of balance but typical, especially for United. I guess they expect us to go through Denver. AS needs to start flowing more connecting pax over PDX with the SEA space issues. No reason ANC-SEA needs to be 22 time...

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 26, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 53
Views: 5127

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

Europe reject the electronic ban days ago....... The American government is angry. An appeals court, known as one of the most conservative in the country, struck down Trump's travel ban and in such a wide reaching opinion told him he does not have this power to pick and choose certain nations. The ...

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 26, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919
Replies: 30
Views: 5823

Re: British Airways and Air Asia consider C919

You guys need to understand. When you get pitches like this you get free meals and alcohol. Of course they are going to listen.

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by 32andBelow
Fri May 26, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 53
Views: 5127

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

You guys should be thrilled. Sorry boss, they banned laptops. can't work. Not just get hammered with the rest of us and enjoy the flight.

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 25, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines
Replies: 57
Views: 11225

Re: United ends Interline Agreements with 5 Mideast Airlines

Interline is pretty much never "BAD". As long as you are offering interline to anybody, the incremental cost to extend it to another carrier is minimal. That's not entirely true depending on how settlement is arranged. For example, an itinerary where someone flies EY from DEL to AUH to DF...

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 25, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?
Replies: 53
Views: 5127

Re: POLITICO: Laptop Ban "Imminent". Asia Too?

If this isn't click-bait, it sounds like Trump was partially in Europe to make the case for this being announced by Monday. Also says, possibly other regions. That would have to be Asia I'd think, although I guess it could be the few flights from Africa. This will demolish air travel demand if this...

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 25, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities
Replies: 35
Views: 3183

Re: US/Canada Cities that have daily service to All MLB Cities

airtrantpa wrote:
I think you. An add TPA to that list now that we have AS to sea, and finally a flight to SFO. Iirc wn flies a seasonal flight to SAN, I remember flying a AA flight to TPA from San when I was in the Navy

You have kansas city and toronto?

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 25, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does the Canarsie approach exist?
Replies: 6
Views: 2270

Re: Why does the Canarise approach exist?

To transition airplanes from the enroute phase of flight to the landing phase of flight.

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 25, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14540

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail. For what? It's not a crime. Moron. No, 32 isn't a moron. The moron who is totally clueless about what is appropriate on an airplane is the moron. You just don't do stuff like that. Anyone with an...

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by 32andBelow
Thu May 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 14540

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

oldannyboy wrote:
Well done. I hope they come down heavy-handed on that retarded moron and let him rot in a Mexican jail.

For what? It's not a crime. Moron.

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 34
Views: 6678

Re: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul

So this is just a codeshare? MOL is quoted in the press conference as saying it will be something different, "code shares are old school". We'll see. Sounds like interlining to me. This could be a big boost for MAD airport too, this will bring many more pax, how many flights FR has curren...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

Well they are making us take our ipads out now. On the flipside I just went though LAS and they had us go no bins and keep everything including laptops in our bags. ...I love when TSA says their extreme inconsistency of policies across airports is for safety reasons. ROTFL Yes. In 1 trip I had an a...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15428

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Some interesting market factors in play. Consolidation is leading to fewer (and large mega hubs) international hubs but new aircraft can fly father, cost effectively. P2P skips the mega hubs, or allows smaller hubs to have more connections, or allows LCCs to skim traffic from via secondary airports...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5131

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

Well they are making us take our ipads out now. On the flipside I just went though LAS and they had us go no bins and keep everything including laptops in our bags.

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Tells RJ Operators to Replace Unsafe Seats
Replies: 15
Views: 3411

Re: FAA Tells RJ Operators to Replace Unsafe Seats

TerminalD wrote:
I still don't understand how you can achieve "crash position" in a world of 30" pitch. Even if you can, your neck is pressed against the seat in front waiting to be snapped.

you'd be surprised how much more you'll bend when your life depends on it.

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320neo with mood lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: First narrowbody with mood lightning

Are new 320s really coming with those terrible bins?

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?
Replies: 41
Views: 8168

Re: Why do airlines fly routes at the same time?

Many reasons. 1. Getting people where they want to go at a popular time. Early morning out, late evening back. 2. To connect at their hubs 3. They are separate companies and one company may start at time 1 and company b starts at time 2 but then company b switches for whatever reason, company 1 has ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12494

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

...Operating for days is not about range. It is about having 4 engines and not having to land right away if one engine fails. And it is about as others have pointed out, not having the power to all your other systems in the aircraft if you are only operating on one engine. I did not mention range o...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15428

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Restrictions which, mind you, are only increasing. Tokyo (both), LHR, and most other slot-constrained airports are near capacity, and expanding them is next to impossible. When it comes to the thick trunk routes, especially ones with slot constraints, VLA will continue to be needed Yea but there is...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15428

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

I see the future at smaller twin widebodies like 788,332neo, new MOM. The reason is that people prefer direct flights, at point to point model unlike hubspoke model it is too difficult to fill vla. Vla will be valuable just in case of slot or bilateral restrictions Restrictions which, mind you, are...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15428

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Except where it makes sense to bring in a lot of pax at once, like to make a bank of connections from a big city. There's a reason why some A380s are being run and at high load factors Yes in select circumstances but you could also run a 0700 and an 0800 777 flight if you really need that much lift...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15428

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Was that a joke? I would shorten that list considerably: EK, BA, LH and maybe SQ. US carriers would never. We don't have this problem in the US that Europe seems to have. If our airport gets full there are 2-4 airports int he same city that just continue taking the countless 737s. It is not just th...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14
Replies: 252
Views: 20901

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - Part 14

Currently driving around the Baltics after doing PDX-KEF-HEL. Not a bad way to go compared to PDX-AMS-XXX. I was terrified that losing Delta option (I'm loyal to AS still) would hurt, but it is possible to get around. Using Condor PDX-FRA-XXX in September, and that was tough to plan around with 3x ...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15428

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

I see little additional orders for new A380s in the next 20 years apart from EK, QR, BA, AF, LH, QF, DL, UA, SQ, CX, AA, AC and similar Hub based airlines operating international networks growing 10-15% every 3 years and oil catching up again. Was that a joke? I would shorten that list considerably...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12494

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

The United States Air Force requires all presidential Airplanes to be 4 engines. The air force 1 replacement will be a 747-8. Well.... I noticed when President Trump went up to Connecticut a week or two ago to give a commencement address, it was on a 757 (or whatever the military designation is). W...

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A320neo with mood lightning?
Replies: 16
Views: 2235

Re: First narrowbody with mood lightning

hayzel777 wrote:
How about VX and B6? They have had it for awhile now.

And AS and DL any any airline with the sky interior Boeing package for several years.

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines like Janet
Replies: 41
Views: 4900

Re: Airlines like Janet

I don't know if this is supposed to be strictly government. But Shared Services BP/Connoco run their own airline up in the state of Alaska moving employees around on 737s. Which in my opinion is very similar to what Janet does.

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by 32andBelow
Wed May 24, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15428

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Until every slot is filled at every time there is no need to run a plane that big. Except where it makes sense to bring in a lot of pax at once, like to make a bank of connections from a big city. There's a reason why some A380s are being run and at high load factors Yes in select circumstances but...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4625

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

Here at PIE we are the third largest base for Allegiant. We turn almost 2 million passengers last year with 12 gates, only 2 of which have jet bridges. The main downside to not having them here in Florida is being exposed to the elements especially during summer time. The airline deploys umbrellas ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380
Replies: 169
Views: 15428

Re: Next generation VLA, and why it will be an A380

Until every slot is filled at every time there is no need to run a plane that big.

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4625

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

Here at PIE we are the third largest base for Allegiant. We turn almost 2 million passengers last year with 12 gates, only 2 of which have jet bridges. The main downside to not having them here in Florida is being exposed to the elements especially during summer time. The airline deploys umbrellas ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4625

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

weaglibrium wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
Sorry you can't turn 189 pasenger 737 in 25 minutes safely.

I would have agreed, but I did just check and they do have 25 minute turns abound in the schedule.

They can't be uplifting very much fuel on these turns. Just the fuel rate would take a lot of this time.

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12494

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

Amazon will be the sleeper with an order for 25 firm and 25 Options. This will then set off orders for more the 35F frames as other cargo carriers rush to replace older frames before it's to late resulting in our beloved Queen in production until 2023-2025, back at a production rate of 1.5 per mont...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul
Replies: 34
Views: 6678

Re: Ryanair and Air Europa together in long haul

So this is just a codeshare?

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of Rear Exit on Southwest at SJC?
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: Use of Rear Exit on Southwest at SJC?

ikramerica wrote:
I remember the days of boarding into the tail cone of the 727. Air travel was more fun back then.

When the planes used to crash all the time?

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12494

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

Someone here has written that the US Government requires four engines on the presidential aircraft. That is an interesting case. Say the new AF-1s are built and they are B748s. Let's also say they last twenty years. What happens then if there aren't any B748s being built? If true there won't be any...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former WN 733s become air tankers
Replies: 20
Views: 4791

Re: Former WN 733s become air tankers

Winglets are useless for waterbombers and are hence only there to jack up the residual value of aircraft, which is counter-productive when all you want is low capital cost. The B737 makes a lousy air tanker with only 14 or so tons usable water capacity and an hourly drop. Millions wasted on an airc...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12494

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

They actually use that whole top deck for their comms suite tho. Would they move that to the cargo are of the 777?

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4625

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

It costs more to hardstand a plane and bus in than use a jetway. That may very well be the case in the USA if you have to keep buses and their drivers on standby for the very few flights per day that don't use jetways. In the rest of the world the reverse is true. And certainly in Europe LCCs like ...

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?
Replies: 100
Views: 12494

Re: Who is most likely to place an "end of the line" order for the 748?

As long as they are making the F version I don't see why they wouldn't offer it.

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by 32andBelow
Tue May 23, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 41
Views: 4625

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

I think a big psychological effect has been lost to the Jetway ......... nothing better than to board and see the size of the jet up close! Totally agree! The largest plane I've boarded from a stairs was a UA 764 in FRA during January. My seat was forward of the wing but they were boarding from the...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 22, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14612

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

[twoid][/twoid] ANC-MSP exists because of the DL and SY hubs in MSP. There's not enough O&D incentive for AS to dive in, especially when there are already 4-5 flights per day in summer between DL and SY. DL doesn't even keep that flight daily in winter anymore. A more likely eventual possibilit...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 22, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 14612

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

Pardon the slight digression (this is not worth a new thread), but is there any news about a possible ANC-MSP flight now that Delta is no longer a partner? ANC-MSP exists because of the DL and SY hubs in MSP. There's not enough O&D incentive for AS to dive in, especially when there are already ...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 22, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2129

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

Que the restart of the " When will AS and AA merge" threads in 3... 2... 1... Nah, but OW membership seems to be a distinct possibility. They could still partner with non-OW members on specific routes, OW seems pretty open minded in that regard. Why would AS want to pay any of that member...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2129

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

So that brings the total to 7 one world partners in AS' frequent flyer programme. I wish AS would just join one world already. Yes, yes, I know all the arguments against AS joining an alliance, the have been discussed here to death: AS gets to pick and choose its partners, and gets the best of ever...

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by 32andBelow
Mon May 22, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA...those upgrades are really needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9013

Re: SEA...those upgrades are really needed

Haha, yes, I know. I live here too. But I actually call it both I90, I405 and I5 as well using the dreaded "the" word. Interesting to see the updates to the N Terminal. But the question that remains unanswered - are the runways at SEA that much closer than SFO? If landings were taking pla...

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