StTim wrote:Mortyman wrote:Isn't the tail / rear the safest place on an aircraft incase of crash ?
If the U.S. Government shuts down, will there be a reduction in the number of active T.S.A. agents or Air Traffic Controllers? What other ways might air traffic be affected?Jump to post
One of the technical threads somewhere mentions that there was discussion about giving the larger 777 a third engine which would essentially be an APU on steroids. The third engine would not be needed for cruise, but would also allow for a larger aircraft than could (at the time) be powered by one e...Jump to post
Keep in mind, we just saw China launch a new large flying boat. Politics still lead to beat aircraft Come again! Where? When? Show me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey, look! It's even a 4 engine craft! (and when I wrote "beat" I meant neat. I'll blame my phone) 4758771 4758775 4073495 [code][/code]Jump to post
Keep in mind, we just saw China launch a new large flying boat. Politics still lead to beat aircraft.
If a Russian-Chinese joint venture crates a large aircraft that is now powered by imported Western engines, it could well take 4 of them.
So it's not only the livery, but also counters, gates and anything else. I wonder what the time frame is before AS has to start paying royalties. It's not like everything I listed could be swapped out overnight. I was amazed at how quickly Delta dropped Northwest down the memory hole in MSP. Within...Jump to post
You are arguing that VX business model is only to certain higher yielding cities out of SFO and that was not working. ... I was always discussing the competitive of VX's hub cities SFO and LAX, that they were hard to make money as a higher value brand rather ULCC. That makes sense. I was absolutely...Jump to post
All of these routes have a lot of competition from UA and from WN out of OAK. Until DL came, AS really didn't have to worry about competition to a lot of these cities out of SEA. Given UA has all the corporate contracts and high yielding customers out of SFO, that doesn't leave a lot left for AS. R...Jump to post
I am so curious which are these new services to smaller and less competitive market that as is launching out of sfo and lax? They seem to be doubling down on all of vx transcon routes after the switchover. Please enlighten me a new route out of sfo that does not face ua competition. I don't have ti...Jump to post
I am not saying vx did a great job in those early years, but the places they operated at are extremely competitive. Their primary hub is ua fortress hub who have all the major corporate contracts... Their second hub is arguably the most competitive market in the country where all the legacies are b...Jump to post
I could see them working together in launch systems. Perhaps a successor to the Sea Launch partnership.Jump to post
The Virgin brand is globally recognized so it is a good platform brand that has already scaled nationally and globally, especially in the hospitality and travel industries - Virgin Hotels and Virgin Cruises have also been launched. Alaska on the other hand is an extremely regional-sounding brand. M...Jump to post
I've been flying Alaska so long I have a Gold Coast card. I can say definitively, service is not what it was. No complimentary playing cards. No samovar tea service. I'm moving you anther legacy that stl does all this...
Well. As soon as I can find one.
Do aircraft typically get new tail numbers after a merger?Jump to post
Anybody take a college stats class? A few journalism classes? If the reporter interviewed ten employees and got substantially the same answer eight times, that has very high statistical significance. (The reporter would also have a professional obligation to note the answers of the 1 or 2 that didn...Jump to post
The 747 intercontinental has significantly more range then the freighter. Passengers appear to be more willing to pay the fuel cost for direct flights. The MOM/NMA/797 threads all make the point that aircraft designed for shorter range can be more efficient at shorter range (the example used is a 76...Jump to post
I think most of you are seriously underrating the international resources and experience that HA brings to the table. They have landing rights and assets/personnel in several large east Asia/oceania markets, and wide body aircraft. Imagine the route possibilities. How much more efficient would thos...Jump to post
Why are people so obssessed with these Airbuses? My god! I have never seen like it since the NW DC 9 threads. What are there, 3 active threads going now? Because it’s Alaska, the only airline that rubs it in on every single plane in their fleet that they don’t fly anything other than Boeing, their ...Jump to post
AS reportedly modified the plans for the new ANC hanger to accommodate the A321NEO. While I would expect that they will probably end up back in Boeing's camp (based on the fleet of aircraft they actually OWN), it's not likely to be much before the Airbus leases come due.Jump to post
I wish Virgin didn’t have to go. Their product is amazing! Why didn’t they just do what KLM-AirFrance did?!?! I have been saying the same thing. Virgin has better name recognition than Alaska. They should have renamed Horizon Air to Alaska and kept the Virgin name for all the flights for the lower ...Jump to post
How would tray service even work without in seat IFE? Seriously, does Grandma not get service if she does not have a mobile phone?Jump to post
New Airplane Design Could Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-airplane-design-could-reduce-greenhouse-gas-emissions/ I've seen variations of this in awhile, but with Boeing talking about wide-body aircraft with narrow body economics, I'm wondering if there ...Jump to post
Interesting to login to a.net in a decade. What will we see? Rumors of an imminent merger between AS and B6. If only Boeing had an aircraft originally designed for this space. Or maybe if they purchased one from a rival at some point in the past. Imagine how they wouldnt need to be in negotiations....Jump to post
I agree. AS needs some 787's. It's pretty ridiculous that someone living in Seattle or Portland would need to get to SFO or YVR in order to use/earn AS miles on a JAL flight to TYO. AS could use Dreamliners to keep ahead of DL and keep customers loyal. NRT, LHR, etc. With respect, they would be ser...Jump to post
As an aside, is there a practical minimal distance between airports before they can be considered alternates? Boeing Field will be affected by the same weather patterns as Sea-Tac, would this be a consideration (if there were not hundreds of other alternatives in the Pacific northwest)?Jump to post
First of all, thank you for this thread.
Is there an industry accepted theoretical maximum as to how much thrust can be generated by a single engine? If a new sheet VLA is attempted in a few decades, will we be discussing twins for it?
That much range comes with unneeded weight. All that fuel requires space for storage, which in practical terms means thicker wings, which means a heavier wrong box. Getting all that off the ground means bigger thrust engines, which means bigger, which requires more fuel, more dosage for fuel storage...Jump to post
DLASFlyer wrote:The engines use the same colors but a different pattern from the standard Alaska livery. So strange.
Actually, looking more closely, even the horrid SF Giants livery will look just fine with the Chester, and the blues and greens sweeping in from the tail. The swoops of the bridge, and the orange will look rather ... acceptable.Jump to post
N14AZ wrote:Can anyone explain to me what is the meaning of „most west coast“?
It's really bad, but mostly because the colors look washed out with the white trail. Once the single operating certificate is complete and they add Chester it will be... Ok. Bert then the Giants plane, but that's a pretty low bar to cross.Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:DL already has several sea flights in peak season and flights to points east which AS can’t touch.
Concerns about AS competing against anyone on trans-con from California seem a bit at odds with what they actually appear to be doing with their gates. AS seems much more interested in connecting CA with "flyover" territory than they do with maintaining the competition that lead to VX bein...Jump to post
Anyone know why so many helicopters seem to load from starboard?Jump to post
Varsity1 wrote:When was the last time an aircraft was designed/launched for a specific airline? Concorde?
It's not designed to be a passenger aircraft, and that's really ok. It looks to be an inexpensive freight hauler with reliable, proven engines that can be serviced in the field, and a freight loading system that can improve logistics. That appears to be all that it is, and frankly, that's pretty spe...Jump to post
Am I the only person who gets bothered by this "bribery" culture? I know where I work, and in many other places, that such a thing is against ethics as it is considered a "bribe" for services. Do you also get a gift for the check-in counter? The hotel clerk? The cashier at the s...Jump to post
Can this be used as a seaplane? The power requirements for seaplanes are quite absurd. This appears to be designed to be an inexpensive freight hauler working off of (mostly) improved runways using proven technology. There are a lot of things it's not going to be, and I'm very excited to see it for...Jump to post
Why would FEDEX go for this and not the Twin Otter? What STOL airports does FedEx need to fly into? The Twin Otter is an amazing aircraft, but expensive to own and maintain. If you don't need the STOL, or don't need the horsepower to pull yourself off the water, why would you pay for it? If you can...Jump to post
JetBuddy wrote:It does remind me a lot of the Twin Otter. I'm curious about the STOL capabilities of this aircraft.
It kind of depends on which game. Both the A380 and the 787 were such expensive aircraft that it may be said they changed the game of financing new development. The C-Series seems to be pushing BBD out of civil aviation entirely. If the Q gets sold to the Chinese, the technology transfer involved ma...Jump to post
With respect, I picked a random date on AlaskaAir.com, plugged in Anchorage to Washington DC, and got one way for $357.
With that sort of fare, where would be the breathing room for a LCC?