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by usxguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 85
Views: 11212

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

they didn't chose to end IAD, they were kinda kicked out. Care to expand on this? I always just assumed that they lost their EAS contracts or something. Every single community served by Silver was requesting a new airline. So when they all went out for bid, Silver wasn't selected for a single market.

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by usxguy
Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways?
Replies: 85
Views: 11212

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways?

they didn't chose to end IAD, they were kinda kicked out.

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by usxguy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse
Replies: 19
Views: 3393

Re: Daniel K. Inouye (Honolulu) Airport to get new $1.1 billion concourse

and it looks like they even have a commuter concourse on this one, so good for Mokulele :)

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are Alaska and American still partner airlines?
Replies: 19
Views: 3226

Re: Why are Alaska and American still partner airlines?

I'm also one of those who really misses the AA/AS relationship. Its made a few trips a hair more challenging, and I'm now actively looking at OTHER airlines since I don't get AS credit on ANY domestic AA flight, but I'm not all whiny about it on FlyerTalk. Case in point: I have to fly to Tampa to se...

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 4467

Re: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

SNN evidently needs to be in this discussion. Shannon itself is only 10,000 people, but SNN is essentially the international airport for all of western Ireland. Ditto for NAN. Nadi itself is only 42k, but Lautoka only 20km away is an additional 52k population, and NAN is of course Fiji's only major...

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3703

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

Maybe we should have a separate thread for otters, cubs, and bears. And I'm not necessarily talking about the airplane types too! (although, is there a plane called the bear??)

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?
Replies: 45
Views: 4467

Smallest "city" with the most or largest # of jet flights?

Living in Juneau, Alaska - with its population of 35,000 and regional population not nearly that much - I've always been interested as to why/how Alaska Airlines maintains so much service here, especially with 737s. When Alaska first got the E175s, many of us in town thought we'd get these jets, but...

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by usxguy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN
Replies: 55
Views: 7400

Re: DL to end NRT-ROR and SPN

Everytime I see Singapore Airlines in a.net, I twitch and recall all the threads about the GLORIOUS Singapore Airline posts (poster with that name). Wonder where s/he has ventured off to?

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by usxguy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?
Replies: 26
Views: 3703

Re: Why the stupid spelling of "Ravn" Alaska?

And Growlr.

Don't forget that "Corvus" is somehow part of the same group.

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by usxguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video
Replies: 90
Views: 13025

Re: Drone close encounter with Frontier jet. On video

https://www.facebook.com/james.older.5

And in his post to the Drone FB group, he says "found the SD card", so I'm assuming maybe the drone was affected by the plane, somehow and crashed.
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well, here's the guy's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/james.older.5

And in his post to the Drone FB group, he says "found the SD card", so I'm assuming maybe the drone was affected by the plane, somehow and crashed.

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by usxguy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination
Replies: 78
Views: 3636

Re: Possible Alaska+JetBlue combination

I think Alaska is gonna want to take a break for a year or two after they complete the assimilation of VX. That alone is causing plenty of headaches and new opportunities for Alaska to focus (and hopefully capitalize on). A B6/AS link up could very well happen - but it would have to roll out, again,...

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019
Replies: 95
Views: 8701

Re: CEO: WN Flights to Hawaii May Not Start Till 2019

Well, this is a good move by Southwest, although not a popular one on this website. HA is shuffling their transpac fleet between A321/B763/A330; AS and VX haven't yet started adding flights from SFO/LAX (which I suspect we'll see KOA and/or LIH from either or both); AS and HA have already done a lot...

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by usxguy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop start selling flights
Replies: 32
Views: 3780

Re: Swoop start selling flights

Wingtips56 wrote:
usxguy wrote:
how does one say Swoop in french?

Maybe "Joon", or something else nonsensical.


Lets form an airline and call it "FLY".

may as well start using all the adjectives.

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by usxguy
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop start selling flights
Replies: 32
Views: 3780

Re: Swoop start selling flights

how does one say Swoop in french?

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by usxguy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

n7371f, Alaska had the Insight Group (variety of frequent flyers, corporate contracts, and some employees) were able to sample about 9 seats, I believe. The 2 or 3 that were narrowed down were then tested with a smaller group in a fake-airline environment but to try to stimulate how a traveler would...

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by usxguy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 111
Views: 21624

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Delta requires that a vet / doctor uses their form now.

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

No, but still roomier. When you fly a lot, you *do* notice. I mean, who is going to complain about a 1 inch difference, unless, you are American. Oh wait, the entire world did. Pitch in F UA 319 - 37 320 - 39 73G - 38 738 - 37 739 - 37 753 - 38 Alaska's seat will beat all of United's domestic narrow...

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

As for the better seats than anyone else, how do you know? They're not in service. Uhm, have you not looked at the videos and schematics of the seat? Alaska had one available for the Insight Focus Group as part of the selection process for the seat, and this one got the best reviews. 41" seat ...

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)
Replies: 26
Views: 3944

Re: Virgin America (A320 FLEET)

Friend close to a lot of "important" people at Alaska said they've been actively talking with all the lessors. The current leases are at a premium, because VX was never very well off financially, so the leases signed were "high risk". Or, they are paying more for the Airbus than ...

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

I've flown a lot on Virgin and also Alaska long haul. One route in particular is Orlando to the LA area; a market flown by AA, DL, AS, and VX. I've flown all 4. I have even done some MCO-SAN flights to get to Orange County, and was in First Class. One of my first trips on VX was in F, from MCO to LA...

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2470

Re: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018

Southwest doesn't need to permanently base any planes out there. Maybe a line maintenance station. They can cycle planes into the I/I market via any of the 4 cities, and maybe even NOT have to RON aircraft in Hawaii OAKKOA 700AM 1040AM KOAHNL 1200N 1248PM HNLLIH 130PM 215PM LIHHNL 300PM 345PM HNLKOA...

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

and the cute lil red rope!

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 2470

Re: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2018

Southwest doesn't even need to fly a lot to get a good traction of marketshare. 3 or 4 HNL/LIH and HNL/KOAs, and then maybe 6 HNL/OGGs will fill "the gap". and before people ask about Hilo - I worked for Mokulele for 11 years in a number of roles, finished up as head of revenue. Hilo has n...

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

October.

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by usxguy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product
Replies: 61
Views: 10611

Re: Alaska Airlines transcon premium product

They have consciously abandoned this market. They will continue to offer a average front end cabin filled mostly with people on free upgrades, because no one is going to pay for it when they can fly MINT better and cheaper. Actually not true. Alaska gets a huge amount of paid F traffic. As a Gold o...

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by usxguy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 6905

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018

I thought you get free food in the economy comfort/extra-whatever section of HA? We did on HNL/SYD, and even received a nice amenity kit.

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by usxguy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Redeeming Elevates to fly SFO-LAX-SFO, on VX's first A321neo and first A320
Replies: 12
Views: 3035

Re: Redeeming Elevates to fly SFO-LAX-SFO, on VX's first A321neo and first A320

the autopilot kits are only available in First Class now and on longer flights. I just flew LAX/FLL and fortunately the FA was able to get me Palm Springs to add to my collection. the FA's also mentioned that they aren't selling blankets/pillows anymore as they weren't selling very many.

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by usxguy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60714

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I think the AS 737s will just be getting a new first class seat & new bulkheads.

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by usxguy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations
Replies: 32
Views: 5553

Re: Southwest trying to get rid of bugs in reservations

except he's right. Sabre sold off all rights to SAAS/Cowboy in the 80s. But they were never a Sabresonic customer. While Sabre owned SAAS for a while, it was actually managed by EDS/Shares. Southwest DID distribute to Sabre GDS. No inventory, but you could technically book a ticket and just "gu...

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by usxguy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6192

Re: AA 319 EOW

I recall a handful of times, in a LUS A321, we used door 2L. My memory has me thinking it was in LAS, FLL, and CLT. For some reason, I thought all LUS A319s (pre HP) were EOW. I remember flying on some 737-300s and -400s with TV's in the aisle, the FA's (mostly ex Piedmont) said they were for the lo...

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by usxguy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR
Replies: 126
Views: 16365

Re: Emirates Announces non stop flights to EWR

I've flown all 3 classes of service on EK, mostly in F though. J is NOT horrible. Its quite nice, the huge TVs are great, and lots of drink choices. I also got a mojito flying in F on EK. *WITH* MINT LEAVES. Y, done a few long hauls on both A380 and the 777s. It was tolerable. Seats fairly comfy for...

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by usxguy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 6192

Re: AA 319 EOW

USAirALB hits the nail on the head, mostly. Pre-HP, USAirways did a huge push into the Caribbean. The A319/A320 fleet was to be the mainstay, and all were certified EOW. I think at one point US even served more destinations in the Caribbean & Central America than AA did with mainline planes (not...

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by usxguy
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Main Cabin Extra Enhancements
Replies: 18
Views: 4173

Re: American Main Cabin Extra Enhancements

Alaska has also offered complimentary alcohol + a mini snack box for those in the premium section; and Virgin America has unlimited food & beverages for Main Cabin Select.

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by usxguy
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3402

Re: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations

gate c5? c4? I can't remember, its been a long travel day!

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by usxguy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations
Replies: 11
Views: 3402

Re: Effects of Alaska 7.9 earthquake on ANC operations

We had pushed back just as the earthquake happened. Im told the pilots wanted the nkse gear inspected/tow bar checked. Some people who didnt have their phones off all got the emergency alert a few minutes later. I just thought the pushback tug was just being jumpy.

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by usxguy
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesnt Mokulele serve Princeville?
Replies: 5
Views: 906

Re: Why doesnt Mokulele serve Princeville?

Oahu to Kauai is 60 miles. The Caravan needs 25 miles on each side for it to be legal over water. The new PC-12s in Mokulele's fleet could make it, but those are dedicated to Lanai service.

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Capital orders 15 ATR-600s for Silver Airways
Replies: 12
Views: 1642

Re: Nordic Aviation Capital orders 15 ATR-600s for Silver Airways

So, I take it from my math skills, Silver still needs to line up financing for 4 ATR 42s and 1 ATR 72?

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA FA merger integration complaint
Replies: 64
Views: 7876

Re: UA FA merger integration complaint

If I understand things -

A UA 747, staffed by UA, is put to pasture, and replaced by a 787/777 from the CO side, which requires a CO crew. So, the UA crew end up doing domestic instead of their INTL route to XYZ, correct?

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers
Replies: 152
Views: 17331

Re: American's Problem: Management is Out of Touch With Customers

What's interesting is that pre-HP merger, I believe the entire US fleet had power ports in each plane. I don't recall them being at EVERY seat, but I think every seat set had them.

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by usxguy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field
Replies: 155
Views: 21656

Re: Southwest Airlines seeking to expand dominance at Dallas Love Field

jetero wrote:

Will Southwest ever fly from TPA to PIE?

Will Southwest get seaplanes?


Oh my. Where's the popcorn? I thought this thread was done.

:box:

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.
Replies: 95
Views: 13791

Re: Hawaiian to announce HNL-LGB service on Monday January 8 2018.

Posted earlier today http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1383021 This certainly warrants its own discussion. Your threads are not the center of the universe, sorry. Well, its a safe bet the weekly OAG thread is probably one of the most regularly read posts on this website, or of ...

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 20412

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

Alaska has had a lot of "little" squabbles and the Seattle Times are just connecting some dots. Its more than just a few threads on FlyerTalk or the pilots groups. When you add them up, yes, Alaska is having a few hiccups. A group of pilots are pissed. 5th best is a mantra going around. Ra...

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead
Replies: 48
Views: 11964

Re: Nature Crashes in Costa Rica, 12 Dead

Many operators outside the US fly their Caravans configured to 12 or 14 passengers. I even had this in Belize with Tropic & Maya Island Air. Its not very roomy, to say the least. And, it could also be the reason most of the Caravan deaths are by non-US scheduled operators as well. A 208B with 9 ...

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60714

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

the AS product is in a bit of a limbo right now as AS figures out exactly what it wants to be, and what it should look like. We've had a lot of things chipped away from VX that should probably live on in the NEW Alaska, but I doubt it. And those travelers who are loyal to the VX brand are feelin pre...

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by usxguy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW
Replies: 40
Views: 5972

Re: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW

The original poster knows his/her stuff hence starting a thread about it. He has done his research and has been in the business 22 years give him/her some respect and credit. I recall 2 posters telling me I need to go to an insane asylum for even suggesting that the DOT was going to make Alaska Air...

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by usxguy
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW
Replies: 40
Views: 5972

Re: WoW Appears off to a good start from DTW

I don't know if Wow is using AirRM or not to manage their fares, but there's no trigger in Radixx (their res system) to monitor everyone else's fares. its all manual for changes and updates without using a revenue management tool. so, Wowair may not match Delta or even be paying attention to them. A...

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air at DEC afterall
Replies: 16
Views: 2251

Re: Cape Air at DEC afterall

Great Lakes had 4 mixed Beech 1900/Embraer 120 flights to Decatur; before that, American Eagle flew 3x ATR-42s, Shorts 360s, etc.

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by usxguy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK announces FLL-CAP
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: NK announces FLL-CAP

Interesting that FLL-CAP now has jet aircraft, let alone cabin-class jet aircraft, considering only 10 years ago it was flown with Metroliners where passengers had to pee in bags on this 3 hour flight.

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by usxguy
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air to resume Embraer 175 deliveries in March 2018 as pilot shortage lessens
Replies: 47
Views: 5374

Re: Horizon Air to resume Embraer 175 deliveries in March 2018 as pilot shortage lessens

Varsity1 wrote:

If they instituted a true flow to AS like what AA/MQ have it would open the floodgates for new hires.


To go be paid 5th best in the nation?

You'd be surprised to hear that Alaska FOs are actually *leaving* Alaska for Delta, United, and American....

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