I don't think the DOT can select SkyWest if a community doesn't. The airport isn't Part 139 ready.Jump to post
Most people believe the A320 NEO is the best plane in its class. Seems silly for AS to make this comment regarding Boeing planes. The 737 MAX has 43% of the NEO/MAX total backlog so despite a.net fanboy consensus saying that the A320neo Is the best plane in its class, airlines have ordered over 380...Jump to post
Kana - there is no "Hawaii Airport Authority" -- that is a DREAM, my friend. It is all Hawai'i DOT. bureaucrat after bureaucrat after bureaucrat. Airports are in shambles. No room to expand. HNL is already years behind. And as you mentioned, they don't know where to put WP & MW - so ho...Jump to post
I don't follow Tradwind. Is that stuff truly new? Looks like they are messing with Cape Air. TJ ACK-HPN AUG 0>6 SEP 0>3 TJ ACK-TEB AUG 0>5 SEP 0>3 TJ HPN-MVY AUG 0>3 SEP 0>1.2 TJ MVY-TEB AUG 0>1.8 SEP 0>1.2 A buddy flies for them - these have been TJ's bread & butter routes for years, they migh...Jump to post
Saw this posted on an Alaska travel page on Facebook: UPDATE: Alaska Air suspends codeshare agreement with Ravn Alaska, effective July 1. That means travelers cannot buy one thru-ticket from Kenai, Homer or Valdez to Seattle at Alaskaair.com. Or, from any Ravn community (more than 100 in Alaska) to ...Jump to post
Is there going to be room at EZE for all these guys? I seem to recall the airport only having limited gates - ie under 20.Jump to post
What are the sector lengths in India where this will be a problem? I'm assuming most of the LCC's in India only have BoB.Jump to post
RWA380- Im on a reconfigured 737-900 right now and the extra space is nice. Im not sure when the "new" seats arrive.
On a side note, Im on a long haul morning departure and the FA offered us orange juice or coffee as a predeparture beverage.
SFOtoORD- whats interesting is most of those complaints are from the inflight group. Passengers also take notice when Red malfunctions (there are 2 versions, the last one of course being less glitchy), but Alaska might be spending more time in fixing those, along with the F seats breaking down in hi...Jump to post
FlyerTalk has a different set, but I think many are getting the vibe of a lost soul after the AA/AS fqtv reductions and relate to the VX Elevate elites. The VX product *changed* how airlines do business, and other airlines changed. VX has not. Just like AS - the lounges at one point were a few notch...Jump to post
VX had a GREAT product 7 years ago. *7 years* that's allowed other airlines to meet the VX product, or beat it. The VX employee pages are full of a lot of complaints - and have been for the past 3 years. That's nothing Alaska can fix until VX is gone, unfortunately. Including the bad VX apples in mg...Jump to post
I flew GOL a few months ago from SDU to GRU; it was quite the pleasant flight in Y+Jump to post
I guess Alaska should bring in: -> Seatback IFE that doesn't always work -> Seats that seem to have a high failure rate -> 100% Buy on Board -> Changing Premium Cabin to mirror Virgin - only a few select rows and are typically 50% to 100% more than the cost of a Y ticket -> Charge for each and every...Jump to post
I'm trying to figure out what parts of the VX lounge you want AS to keep? The one where you have to pay per entry? The one where you *must* be in revenue first class, but only on transcontinental routes, to enter? The one where you have to pay for each and every alcoholic drink? The one with miniscu...Jump to post
A few things to note about Alaska: -> Alaska didn't status match to Gold 75K until the past 2 years. -> Alaska redemptions on AA were more "rich" than when using AA miles. Example: Some Conus -> SoAM flights on AA only required 20k AS miles, when they were 30K + when using AA miles -> AS M...Jump to post
But that's suggesting American would kick Alaska out of the gates. Alaska and American are just shy of "best buddy" status. Alaska and Delta are frenemies, but maintain an interline relationship. American and Delta aren't very friendly anymore. So, why would American do something that woul...Jump to post
the flaps setting on the LH Airbus has me curious as to how fast she was coming in at...Jump to post
I'm still trying to figure out where Delta would get 2 gates. Southwest is running like 180 flights a day, Alaska is *adding* flights - 5 new ones starting next month. Does the OP know something we don't? Is the city setting up remote gates? Is the 5 party agreement being terminated? Is Southwest re...Jump to post
ALPA really needs to step up to the plate here like unions did in the early 1900s and start focusing on recruiting people into the career; the same way many unions had apprenticeships. There's a MASSIVE shortage of young pilots - the number of active kids in Civil Air Patrol has been dwindling, as w...Jump to post
while the QX classes are full, the wash out rate is also high.Jump to post
where would Delta get 2 gates at DAL?
Alaska is planning a ramp up and Im not sure Southwest is reducing any flying?
the ATC MEME group voiceover on this video is awesome!!Jump to post
have you EVER been to Aspen, or know people who have homes there? Its the same crowd that also has homes on Hilton Head Island and fly into HHH instead of nearby SAV. People with expendable income do not enjoy wasting time in transit. They want to be there. Thats why Aspen Pitkin Field is what it is.Jump to post
Living in Florida and being close to a handful of operators, the Cuban market is only "so big". There are many charter operations, still, and the local Cubans really have no way to purchase a ticket since I believe Cuba isn't part of the IATA clearinghouse (or its getting there). U.S. Cred...Jump to post
45 must be the most amazing President ever if a minor policy change, enacted by him not only a month ago, has had such a HUGE AND PROFOUND effect on Southwest Airlines.
I cant wait to see how quickly the ME3 fold after a policy change affecting the Middle East hits....
I'm still surprised Hawai'i pushed for it -- considering they don't get many visitors at all from those portions of the globe.
I support our country's efforts to figure out how to manage immigration/entry of citizens from these nations.
even Spirit & Allegiant in the US won't do this!Jump to post
RWA380 is correct - PDX is a growing base of its own. People are tired of driving up the "slog" or hopping the Q400 shuttles. Do we know what Alaska's delivery schedule is like? Does AS even have airframes available for expansion? I'm under the impression the next 10 or so delivery slots a...Jump to post
Mokulele already tried doing inter-island trunk routes with 3 Embraer E170s from Shuttle America. The planes did OK. The issue was just merely BAD timing on MW's behalf. I think it was the bird-flu crisis in Asia going on and a softening US economy. What's super sad is the month AFTER Republic annou...Jump to post
I wonder if they will move the old bookings back to the prior days? *EK MCO-DXB JUL 0.7>1.0 AUG 0.7>1.0 SEP 0.7>1.0 DEC 0.7>1.0 JAN 0.7>1.0 When I flew this route a few months ago, my flight had about 100 open seats. Was talking with the relief captain and he mentioned that while the passenger coun...Jump to post
Most recent: DXB-MCO - Emirates 219 in Y (wasn't horrible, had 2 seats next to me open, except guy at other aisle seat decided to use all 3 to sleep, with his disgusting feet against my thigh for a while): 77W 15 hours 18 minutes; 7,867 miles LHR - LAX - Air New Zealand 1 in J: 77W 12 hours; 5,550 m...Jump to post
Delta is the only one with "hourly" flights between LAX & SFO, rotating between E175s and 717s. United has a LOT of flights, scattered, on 737-800/900s and A320s with a lone E175 at the end of the night. Virgin/Alaska has about the same frequency as AA, except with all A320s (A319s?)Jump to post