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by usxguy
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?
Replies: 76
Views: 7637

Re: Cargo carriers (UPS, FedEx) up-gauging aircraft, flights during the holiday season?

Thanks for mentioning Alaska - in addition, technically, from Southeast Alaska, FX utilizes main-deck space. Every day, AS Cargo moves one or two SAA containers full of FX freight directly to SEA since FX no longer flies into the area. Those ATRs dont go down there anymore? Where do they even go at...

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by usxguy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies
Replies: 56
Views: 8370

Re: DOT launches Cuba route case - reallocate F9 & NK frequencies

I wonder if Silver will reapply for HAV frequencies.. the Saabs/ATRs are probably best suited for some dots to Havana.

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by usxguy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 104
Views: 14345

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

tphuang, I actually beg to differ. The cost to upgrade on VX is quite pricy, and a 2 step process. One has to upgrade to MCS, which is $179 on the MCO & FLL/LAX-SFO legs, then another $399 to upgrade to F. They are NOT getting that frequently. Elevate Golds & Silvers, however, do at the disc...

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by usxguy
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA mainline upgrades from CLT
Replies: 6
Views: 1905

Re: AA mainline upgrades from CLT

Schedules after March are merely placeholders, so if they could be subject to equipment swaps.

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by usxguy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Bringing Lie-Flat Narrowbodies To MIA-LAX?
Replies: 24
Views: 4683

Re: AA Bringing Lie-Flat Narrowbodies To MIA-LAX?

AA already offers Flagship Service on MIA/LAX and apparently its doing well enough for them to want to keep it once the 777s move to another home.

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by usxguy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS
Replies: 50
Views: 6554

Re: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS

Problem with CalJet is being a DOT Part 380, you can't book those on many of the online travel engines, and you also can't interline. At least with ADI having scheduled authority, there's more distribution opportunities.

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by usxguy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL
Replies: 104
Views: 14345

Re: OAG Changes 11/19/2017: AA +CLT-TUS, Drops ORD-MAN, PHX-IFP; AS Drops LAX-CUN, RNO-SNA; UA +DEN-BFF/COD/JAX/LBF/LBL

VX BOS-LAX JAN 1.7>1.1 FEB 1.7>1.0 VX BOS-SFO JAN 3>1.9 FEB 3>1.9 VX FLL-SFO JAN 1.7>1.1 FEB 1.7>1.0 VX LAX-ORD JAN 1.9>1.1 FEB 1.9>1.0 not really a surprise here. VX is getting killed on these routes. At this point, I'm surprised FLL-LAX is still at 3 daily. Those $100 O/W ticket isn't going to be...

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by usxguy
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 25
Views: 3197

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

I was doing contract work for an airline down in South America. the hold music for the office & reservations was the local control tower (semi-busy airport with plenty of foreign-flags). The controllers used mostly all spanish until someone non-latin called in, ie KLM, Air Canada, etc. At that p...

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by usxguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?
Replies: 25
Views: 3197

Re: What margin do pilots & ATC people have for personal talk?

i don't think there's an ICAO-type regulation for occasional banter on the radio, especially if its not busy. United used to have Channel 9 on all its planes - LIVE ATC - and during ball games (before the days of inflight wifi), controllers would relay scores and what not. The above banter has me th...

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by usxguy
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta LAX operations
Replies: 32
Views: 5982

Re: Delta LAX operations

I’ll never understand the hatred airline enthusiasts have for T3; it’s a great spotting location, and the history of movies with an aviation theme or presence (“Airplane!” “High Anxiety,” “Midnight Madness,” etc) is amazing. And lets not forget the views from the lounge in T3; which was once a TWA ...

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by usxguy
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA
Replies: 15
Views: 1898

Re: Aspen Pitkin County OKs submission of airport analysis to the FAA

The problem with Aspen is engine-out procedures for both landing and departing. That is why the BAe 146 was the ONLY commercial jet allowed in there for the longest time, then of course the Dornier 328 jet.

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by usxguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian CEO resigns
Replies: 30
Views: 8026

Re: Hawaiian CEO resigns

sometimes its best to leave when things are going good and they look stable.

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by usxguy
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS
Replies: 50
Views: 6554

Re: San Diego's Palomar Airport Reopens - Cal Jet to LAS

or that they are buying SkyValue Airlines...

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS starting SEA-PIT
Replies: 60
Views: 7460

Re: AS starting SEA-PIT

BlatantEcho wrote:
Alaska knows what it’s doing with O&D out of Seattle.
That said, why announce this 10 MONTHS in advance?

Use that -800 freed up from Havana service and start this in April.


I thought LAX/HAV was a 900.

And yes, I agree. I'm craving a pepperoni roll now.

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 52
Views: 1702

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

Well, its been confirmed by many people on the pilot message boards the certificate was surrendered to the FAA, which means no more airline. No more 5 wisemen. All that's left of EA is a corporate shell, maybe an office somewhere, and a lawyer.

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by usxguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 21499

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Did France beat Argentina at a soccer (football) game?!?! ^_^ :-D

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by usxguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Surrenders AOC
Replies: 52
Views: 1702

Re: Eastern Web Site Inoperative

the certificate was surrendered to the FAA in September. So its dead. Toast. No more.

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by usxguy
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs
Replies: 28
Views: 6500

Re: Southwest Rolls-Out New Digital Signs

haven't they had these signs up for over a month at Dallas Love? I just wish the standby list would show how many open seats there are. :/

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by usxguy
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 21415

Re: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations

Whoever is running the res system seems to have quit their job. No HX/TK/XM messages were sent out, just zero'd out inventory. So anyone booked thru another airline or travel agency still thinks their flight is operating. This isn't going to be good for people who aren't paying attention to the news...

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by usxguy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5400

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

I hear hes also banned from flying Delta...

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by usxguy
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet
Replies: 54
Views: 5400

Re: Johan Lundgren appointed CEO for easyJet

you'd be surprised to find out who posts/lurks here, a bunch of us at a conference were talking about this site and rec.travel.air. Was surprised to find out even some Wall Street analysts used to post here. Sean isn't the only one who is/was in a high level role. Sean + 2 other users on this site w...

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by usxguy
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Island Air to Cease Operations
Replies: 183
Views: 21415

Re: Island Air files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Mokulele just added PC-12s to their certificate to operate flights into Lanai. I highly doubt they will do anything to replace WP. The Caravans and PC-12s need about $125/ish a head, PLUS taxes, to make HNL/LIH or HNL/OGG work with their planes. Even though its about an hour on MW from HNL to OGG on...

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by usxguy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9883

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

AS was doing well, then acquired VS. let’s see how the integration goes before adding an East of Denver hub. AS is still doing well, just not as well as before. And they acquired VX, not VS. Delta essentially got VS! Although I'd love to see 747-400s in pax config flying SEA/ANC. Might make non-rev...

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by usxguy
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9292

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

I never suggested 200+ flights, that's overkill.

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Engine Fire at SEA
Replies: 22
Views: 7140

Re: HA Engine Fire at SEA

if that plane was to do either SEAHNL or SEAOGG today, they must have cleared it because both flights departed ontime.

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9292

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

MCI will not be a connecting hub. End of story. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Kinda arrogant there. Especially since even Southwest pushes connections via MCI. I don't come back with statements like that on topics where *I AM* in the know, I just let it go. Active discussions never hurt anyone...

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed
Replies: 101
Views: 9292

Re: Updated: MCI New Terminal Vote Passed

Midwest had a small "hub" of sorts and it worked well. Vanguard, in its final "attempt" made MCI work as a connector. Air Midwest/USAirways Express was the last hold-out. They had flights to OMA, SGF, HRO, SLN, ICT, COU, UIN, and a slew of other cities in Kansas whose codes I hav...

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87987

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsLlJe-lhk&t=5s
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Video of departure from a new chopper with LIVE ATC..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGsLlJe-lhk&t=5s

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Terminal Progress. Where's AS?
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: PAE Terminal Progress. Where's AS?

it probably won't be with Horizon Q400s :P

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 423
Views: 87987

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

that video quality of the HNL arrival is aweful, what's the background sound??

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by usxguy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9883

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

It's an interesting idea, I just don't like your city pairs. IAD/BWI-MCI with up to six flights a day? Even with a connection hub that's way to much capacity on top of existing service. Plus most of the markets you want to serve through MCI already have non-stop flights on AS to SEA at a minimum. I...

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by usxguy
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 9883

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

The last airline to try a "true" hub/spoke where Alaska might have a fighting chance would be MCI. Vanguard, in its last days, shifted from a lot of point-to-point, and from what execs said, MCI was doing really well. They just had a lot of baggage with the changes and it wasn't enough for...

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by usxguy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News
Replies: 158
Views: 18997

Re: Chicago Aviation News [Sep 29]: 30 New Gates

Lort. Interesting to see Midway change. I remember the days of the OLD terminal, when ATA was the dominant player, and everyone boarded from ground-level hold rooms. I even remember Southwest having one gate dedicated to the Cubs and White Sox!

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by usxguy
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL
Replies: 54
Views: 6397

Re: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL

If Alaska is doing so poorly in DAL, why are all of tomorrow's LGA flights full, along with SEA? Even Tuesday is super tight. Granted I'm just looking at 2 markets, if you believe a.net, all of VX and AS planes are totally empty in and out of DAL. If you try to non-rev tomorrow to LGA out of DAL, yo...

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by usxguy
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL
Replies: 54
Views: 6397

Re: Southwest wants DL and AS to share at DAL

Alaska giving up its gates at Dallas Love is becoming the new "RDU" discussion at a.net.

On a side note, there is some slack in the AS/VX schedules *right now*, but that changes in January / February.

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by usxguy
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One A310 less in Air Transat's fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 3750

Re: One A310 less in Air Transat's fleet

super tight layout though... 9 seats abreast. OUCH

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by usxguy
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State air service discussion
Replies: 299
Views: 21931

Re: Washington State air service discussion

SEA/PDX was an utter disaster today for Alaska/Horizon/SkyWest.

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by usxguy
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA end LGA-MCI?
Replies: 21
Views: 2673

Re: Why did AA end LGAMCI?

I believe this was one of MidAtlantic (US)'s routes using the E170. Midwest Express (err Midwest) previously flew this route twice a day, alongside LGA-OMA.

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by usxguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality
Replies: 42
Views: 3593

Re: United Airlines discriminates based on nationality

Its normal to do point of sale restrictions on fares. Everyone does it.

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by usxguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18622

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

While talking about stock price & arbitration, don't forget the pilots still have to merge their seniority list. Airline #1: 85 year old company, with folks who have been there for 35 years Airline #2: 10 year old company, with folks who tend to average 8/9 years seniority. If you don't think th...

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by usxguy
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings
Replies: 68
Views: 8180

Re: WN Demands AS Route Profitability for DAL in Court Filings

Alaska should counter with the same demands. There are a handful of flights that are a non-rev's dream, on a regular basis, out of Love Field.

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18622

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

Really, I find them pretty comparable, however....If you compare the AS first class to VX first class then there is a problem, I just don't see VX flyers flocking to AS, heck the wife who flies at least once every two weeks LAS-SFO already told me she is just going to go with WN once the VX seating...

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair flight(s) confusion...
Replies: 5
Views: 957

Re: Icelandair flight(s) confusion...

Its been like that at Seattle for quite some time. Not sure why, as it seems the planes sit for 20+ hours in Seattle.

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by usxguy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18622

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

Release #: ALA-VRD 17.06 October 31, 2017 Arbitration Panel Rules on Alaska-Virgin America Pilots Joint Contract SEATTLE, Wash.—Alaska Airlines and Virgin America pilots, both represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), announced today that a three-member arbitration panel has rule...

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by usxguy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18622

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

As a Gold 75K, that "wasted real estate" keeps people like me off of other airlines. We get those seats at time of booking. There aren't as many 75Ks in LA/SF compared to SEA/PDX, YET. But its growing. As EA CO AS mentioned, they do sell those seats and make a pretty penny, especially on t...

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by usxguy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18622

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

Check your PMs.. and page 16, not 17

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by usxguy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18622

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

Arbitration with the pilots came out and its pretty damn ugly for the pilots. Expect the Horizon issues to be nothing compared to what the Alaska FOs are going to be doing (or not doing, in this case).

EA CO AS, I know we don't always agree on things, but its going to be a rough ride ahead.

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by usxguy
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?
Replies: 91
Views: 18622

Re: How much trouble is Alaska Air in?

Alaska isnt failing, its just not performing to Wall Street's expectations. Things will recover, just give it some time.

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