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...Jump to post
I wonder if Silver will reapply for HAV frequencies.. the Saabs/ATRs are probably best suited for some dots to Havana.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
or that they are buying SkyValue Airlines...Jump to post
Still not Eastern. Just a paint job.
http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane ... -32359.htm
http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane ... -35070.htm
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.
Did France beat Argentina at a soccer (football) game?!?! ^_^Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
VCV & TUP I believeJump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Video of departure from a new chopper with LIVE ATC..
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Its normal to do point of sale restrictions on fares. Everyone does it.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.