I can assure you no one is paying $3.00 / gal for Jet A - at least scheduled airline. Its about $1.80 - $1.90 in Hawaii right now. And I'd suggest you run those numbers down to 8-10 legs a day - that's all WP will do on an airframe. Average fare also should be knocked down to $60ish - don't forget w...Jump to post
I wouldn't compare Brazil's lax standards to link SDU with EYW. Gol takes the risk of putting a 737 in the water if there is an engine out on takeoff.. the FAA will never let that be put into the captain or airlines' hands. FAA mandates full paperwork in certain scenarios be in line or its a no-go. ...Jump to post
jfern - I was a station manager & supervisor there many moons ago - prior to the new terminal being built. Delta is the only one to enforce the 1 bag rule. AA/US never had this restriction. the E170s typically are the only planes NOT restricted out of EYW, even with a wet runway. The restriction...Jump to post
I'm not really sure the DH1 / DH3 fleet is interchanged on the US/AA side. They have hard lines except for 2 DH3 airframes, as far as friends who work there tell me. But while they *can* be interchanged due to loads, AA doesn't necessarily schedule them as generic DH8 then throw whatever plane goes ...Jump to post
I'm thinking with the VX merger, 5x to PDX is likely - to mirror SeaPort's old BFI schedule; and then 2x to SFO or LAX. The other 2x would be a toss-up; I'm wondering if 1 to Hawaii and 1 to Vegas would fill it in. But the two southbounds needs to be a morning & evening to remain "competiti...Jump to post
about the second article, I'm not sure the author has spent much time in the corporate offices at airlines. You'd be surprised how little some people are tuned into things, including those in the executive suites. Especially when it comes to new ventures. So, it probably did take them by surprise. I...Jump to post
The problem is QIK was developed by America West because management there NEVER trusted their employees and managers. The system was meant to limit what the employee can do, see, and view. Native Sabre can have restrictions (EPR Keywords), but the employee can still go in and do a lot, see a lot, an...Jump to post
if there is an aircraft downgauge or change, I don't believe the system takes race into consideration.. if your seat/row is no longer there, its just not there. so if they went from a CRJ 900 to CRJ 700 or something (not sure of the configurations), but I know that some planes have may have only 6/1...Jump to post
I flew EZE-PTY on the 900AMish flight back in December - flight had maybe 15 open seats - and the flight attendants told me that less than 20 of us were terminating in PTY.
living in Florida, we get tossed around, A LOT. I remember landing in FLL one time on USAirways (737-400) on approach into FLL and we had to go around and circle for an hour.. we ended up diverting to PBI and we had ONE HECK of an approach; I don't think I've been tossed around so much before in my ...Jump to post
so a good friend retired from United Airlines flight kitchens (when UA actually OWNED their catering!) and she said that Japan does not get many food allergy passengers, let alone gluten. She stated that a gluten-allergy in Japan is super duper rare, if almost non-existent. And if the flight was a r...Jump to post
I recall we had 1900C service from Sault to Pellston to Detroit, and then Friday/Saturday/Sunday had up to 3 Brasilias doing ORD-PLN nonstop with a tag to CIU. And then it tried ORD-TVC-PLN with a 1900 the rest of the week. Unless there was 2 different Great Lakes Air's were you doing that as a fee...Jump to post
Is this the first time AA will fly CLT-TUL / OKC 3x daily? Seems these routes are doing well! Its the region - CLT/SGF is also seeing an additional flight. Just wondering when ICT-CLT gets added. Both TUL/OKC were never flown by US metal in ages and ages. I think at one point OKC was linked to LIT ...Jump to post
A.net is going to burst into flames, because Smi/J was wrong.
Because he was Gordo's hand-picked chosen one, all that Smi/J does is the best. He does no harm. He makes no mistakes. He is good. He is amazing. United, knows nothing about anything.
do I have it right?
You don't get as *many* ground strikes with a -800 but they still happen. So with Alaska, its just easier to make it standard on all. I believe AA/WN all offload the rear bin bags first, then the front. I know Alaska had some "messy" instances in SEA when they first got the -800s and would...Jump to post
and on 2 of the 3 SJU flights.... and the 3rd in the slow season.Jump to post
It seems to me that B6 and AS trade of LGA and JFK makes the most sense. I have to ask; why are you so determined to see AS get rid of their LGA operation? Every thread, you've got some scenario where AS drops LGA. Oh come on EA CO AS... you should know by now that Alaska is lightyears BELOW the se...Jump to post
Unfortunately for the AA crowd, most fares on AS earn AA EQM's at a reduced rate, unless booked as an AA codeshare. Source: https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/partner-airlines/alaska-airlines.jsp I didn't realize how bad it was for AA on AS. AS on AA its based on fare class (fortunate for me most ...Jump to post
LGA/DCA aren't being touched, nor is LAX/SFO. The actual press release said that DAL will be up to 18 flights a day and that the LGA/DCA ops will transition to E175 service. That's why I said I believe AS should put mainline 737s on that route. With the AS-AA relationship, AS can now build off AA tr...Jump to post
The use of AS metal on LGA/DCA will mean more traffic opportunities for the AA flyers in DFW. I seriously think AS needs to put mainline planes on these routes. The AA crowd in DFW happens to like the AS product, and couple in benefits for EXP and EQMs on AS (NOT VX), I think DAL is going to become ...Jump to post
and this is why you should never board a flight until your IDBs are taken care of...Jump to post
Um. the logo looks exactly like the last one World Airways had???Jump to post
regarding AVOD - don't forget Alaska still has handheld dige-window tablet players. And I've heard those aren't going anywhere.Jump to post
I just flew DXB-MCO and was pleasantly surprised to see it was a 777-300ER. A check of flightaware shows that many future flights have been upgraded to the 77W as well. My flight was very full - First class was empty - biz full, and economy was maybe 80-85% full. Definitely a 2/3rds - 1/3rd mix of e...Jump to post
I just flew DXB-MCO yesterday. All customers were screened - patted down and bags searched. Our devices were then packaged (carefully) after EK did an inventory of them - and placed in the Dubai Duty Free boxes. Lots of packing material there; and you can watch/oversee the packaging. They place an a...Jump to post
the Keys aren't as seasonal as they used to be; September is the weakest month and Fantasy Fest in the last week of October brings in quite the draw. Its then moderately busy thru Thanksgiving; then dead again for 2 weeks until a week prior to Christmas.Jump to post
I just flew DXB-MCO yesterday and it wasn't a "horrible" experience. Upon arrival at the gate area, all passengers are thoroughly searched. They then carefully package our items in a duty free box, and secure them on a cart that is later pushed down to the ramp. The EK agents take a carefu...Jump to post
Do we know if AS is planning on keeping the Premium Economy on all the A319/320 aircraft? Only 1 row of the overwing exits on VX is considered "Main Cabin Select" - the A319s & A320s have only 12 seats of MCS. And Alaska includes the overwing exits as part of regular main cabin if you...Jump to post
I wouldn't say Mokulele "barely" breaks even either. Up to 13 a day to Molokai from Honolulu and 11-15 a day Kona-Maui isn't what a marginal airline would be operating.
I believe Alaska is getting what they need with their interlines with Hawaiian and Mokulele, for now.
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? 36-37ish depending on the plane, but I believe its now right around 40, if not 41 on the 737-800s and soon the -900s. -400s aren't being recon...Jump to post
This is not a zero sum game. For every miffed VX flyer who goes to UA (funny in itself) there could be three others who like the new AS look and start to fly the airline. Acquiring new customers will require spending money. Again, AS can make that decision, but it's not the zero friction process pe...Jump to post
I was reading somewhere that Alaska sells about 1/3rd of all First Class tickets as full fare/discount first; and about 1/4 of the seats are paid upgrades/instant upgrades (As a Gold 75K, I can pay anywhere from $50 to $150ish more than the coach fare for an instant upgrade if and when open). And th...Jump to post
In the coming days Alaska Airlines will hold a press conference and events that’ll unveil their new “brand identity” as they work toward integrating Virgin America into their system and product. Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect: The new company’s name will remain Alaska Airlines Virgin Am...Jump to post
I'm not sure BCAD is free of controversy, so not sure I'd avoid MIA just because of one scandal.Jump to post
The Combi's were supposed to be gone this spring, but that's been pushed back to the late summer. The rest of the 400s were supposed to be gone just after that, but I don't see it happening either. Alaska will typically swap out a combi for a 737-700/400 and rarely an 800. And, at least for Juneau, ...Jump to post
Macri is the Argentine version of Trump and he's trying to show he's "a regular person" by flying commercially.
As he privatizes almost everything down there. Or tries to.
because some premium economy is still crap - same seats, just 3 to 4 inches of extra legroom. We need WIDTH, especially at the shoulders!Jump to post
wait, is that a STARBUCKS at the overwings?
I recall a time that Metra in Chicago had a Duncan Donuts coffee stand on its trains. Maybe he's on to something. Or is keesje a her. anyway.