I suppose it is possible, but having worked for an airline previously and also experienced overbookings as a passenger caused by down-gauging I’d find that level of coordination surprising. I.E. someone at any level crunching numbers during a delay to figure out whether taxiing/rebooking up to 50 is...Jump to post
AS is not in financial peril. If you spent some time with the financial statements (start with the balance sheet) you could see that ALK actually carries less long-term debt than JBLU and has comparable net operating cash flow. They aren't even close in Market Capitalization: ALK at $7.71B and B6 a...Jump to post
except that when JetBlue did worse in these cali-transcon markets, they were still doing better margin wise than AS in these markets. All the data from past quarters prove that. If both carriers did 10% worse than a year ago, then the carrier that did better a year ago is still doing better this ye...Jump to post
they admitted it in the earnings call and I've posted the numbers all over the place on this forum. The cali transcon market is a major weak spot for AS right now. JetBlue has also said the same. https://skift.com/2019/03/06/jetblue-and-alaska-feel-pinch-from-new-u-s-transcontinental-fare-war/ The ...Jump to post
The only way Alaska can survive against global airlines like Delta, United and American is to become part of a legacy airline. Otherwise they will never make money with so much competition by Delta in Seattle. But they do make money in Seattle. What is it with people on this board making grandiose ...Jump to post
Pilots are talking about AS in NYC trying to 8 billion dollar B6 acquisition. Think its all BS... What does everyone think? Maybe try and focus on running the airline they have rather than wind up more financially upside down than they already are. Right now they are one bad recession from becoming...Jump to post
They are also getting run out of the trans con game by B6 and are withering on the vine in Cali vs. WN. Its time for another desperate gamble imo. Ummm...OK. care to expand on that with sources? they admitted it in the earnings call and I've posted the numbers all over the place on this forum. The ...Jump to post
I hope this isn’t true on so many levels. We don’t need another brand ruined like Virgin was. This stuff is annoying because it goes against various customer satisfaction surveys. Seems like those that hate Alaska probably have never flown them. A few have even admitted it. Anyways, couldn’t one bl...Jump to post
I’m neutral on seatback IFE. Do I use it when available? Yes. Do I book a domestic flight based on seatback IFE? No. I think too many are suggesting people book Delta or avoid American because one has seatback and the other doesn’t. I fly American every so often because of their codeshare miles with...Jump to post
It is likely climate change itself and the damage it may cause will hit aviation before climate change policy/regulation. Sweden is an exception when it comes to social and environmental awareness. Very few Americans will alter their plans with the idea it is helping a cause. Especially when many A...Jump to post
It is likely climate change itself and the damage it may cause will hit aviation before climate change policy/regulation. Sweden is an exception when it comes to social and environmental awareness. Very few Americans will alter their plans with the idea it is helping a cause. Especially when many Am...Jump to post
One day, many moons from now, people will look back at this period in history the same way we look back at Nazi Germany today and wonder how it was possible for a group of people who consider themselves so enlightened and morally superior to everyone to condone the dehumanizing and wholesale slaugh...Jump to post
Good , more control at the boarder is better to stop illegal activities and contraband. If it leads to longer lines there (and at airports), then perhaps we can all come up with another solution to secure the boarder that does not require as many human guards. I hear there are a few ideas floating ...Jump to post
Some of the suggestions made are common sense. Some of the alleged responses by a potential employer are possibly discriminatory.
When possible I would start with an airline on the ground first then “graduate” to onboard.
MCE IS a seperate cabin, with better, spacier seating and additional perks. This thread is a good example of how folks on this board love to assert their opinion as fact. Even after multiple posts PROVE otherwise. You pay an ancillary fee for an upgraded experience, not an upgraded cabin. The seat ...Jump to post
A last-minute change afforded me the opportunity to fly SFO-SAN on a 1.5 year-old Airbus A321-253N late Saturday morning. Flight #1954, in sparkling new Alaska colors. Good Lord what a GORGEOUS plane. Sleek and elegant, yet profoundly powerful, it is a nearly flawless aircraft. Newly retrofitted wi...Jump to post
Crimea was an ACTIVE war zone.
North Korea isn’t going to shoot down extra cash.
People just want something to be dramatic and irrational about.
Amazing the discussion is mostly about bags. If people did in fact die because people were grabbing bags that’s terrible and tragic. But just as easily someone with a bum knee could have held up the evacuation. Or an elderly person. Or a family trying to grab their children. Should we ban them? Only...Jump to post
In light of the recent missile launches WHY is KLM, Lufthansa & Finnair using North Korean airspace on flights to Japan!? I was researching flights to Osaka/Nagoya and the following flights it looks like consistently use NK airspace: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/kl867#2069e28c htt...Jump to post
I think people are confusing the programs.
I’m left leaning but SCASD isn’t needed. Cities the size of Boise or Spokane for example do not need federal dollars for this. If their local community wants to subsidize routes - so be it. But they shouldn’t be seeking federal assistance.
zeke wrote:N212R wrote:Sorry but the "lightning" story is pure Soviet face-saving.
I didn’t notice any convective clouds in the videos
The US has mass shootings and gun violence all day everyday. Crash landings are very rare, yet here we are discussing banning hand luggage after a single Incident. I’m not sure I want to live on a planet where people are trusted with guns, but not a bag.Jump to post
I’m not for censorship but there should be some care posting these interior videos. Those screams are of some people that are about to die. Not quite the same as watching the incident from outside cameras.Jump to post
Absolutely. I know the crew had said there was a problem in the first place and decided to return to the airport so I can certainly see that as a possibility But yet you claimed they “screwed up”. And it was already stated and fairly obvious the fire started or at least significantly worsened from ...Jump to post
I have seen comments praising the crew for getting it down. That video literally looks like they screwed up the landing to cause the impact/fire If there was anything not working properly on board, this might explain the difficulty to land. Absolutely. I know the crew had said there was a problem i...Jump to post
Obviously a tragic incident. However, could people stop posting the same links, videos, and headlines? I know you want to seem cool coming in the with the “scoop” but these threads become so bloated. That doesn’t even include all the “expert” opinions. I guess that’s fine since this is a discussion ...Jump to post
Are we really comparing Mexican beach destinations to Hawaii? Those are totally different holidays with totally different topography and scenery. Trying to compare a tropical island chain to Mexico, especially Cabo is really silly. I never bought into the Hawaii hype... but then I visited and love i...Jump to post
My guess...aliens.Jump to post
Remember, it's the small things that matter when it comes to airline service. Start stripping the small items, you end up being a LCC. It is clear you have an agenda or have serious comprehension issues. You’re looking like a fool here after others have noted this was an irregularity. Numerous cons...Jump to post
I must say I’ve been impressed by WN every time I’ve flown with them. For all the trash they get on this site they do a great job, pay $15 extra for early bird and you’re good to go. The new AS boarding system drives me crazy. I don’t like boarding groups and much prefer just boarding by row from t...Jump to post
Nope, no snacks were served. And there was only one drink service. And no, I did not fall asleep; I was awake the whole time. Give it a rest. I’m pretty sure you’ve mentioned this before in other threads. The point isn’t whether it happened, the point is that it is an insignificant issue and not ty...Jump to post
Understand that. But other airlines like United and Delta serve snacks, so it makes me wonder how AS earned its top spot. Either the original poster is mistaken or something happened outside of AS control on this flight. AS at a minimum serves Biscoff cookies on this route. You can also pre-order f...Jump to post
Really? When I last flew with them from AUS to SFO, not even a small bag of pretzels were served. I bet a savvy traveler like you checked the website and knew that only drinks were served for free, right? You did pay that fare class. Understand that. But other airlines like United and Delta serve s...Jump to post
Ziyulu wrote:Really? When I last flew with them from AUS to SFO, not even a small bag of pretzels were served.
I think what isn't being discussed is the difference between West Coast FFs and NE FFs. This is anecdotal so I may be wrong. But dealing with rich folks in LA has shown me they're cheap AF. They use Uber Pool while living in a 5mil Hollywood Hills home! I'm guessing most of the premium demand in LA ...Jump to post
I don't see this as at all comparable to the United/Dao situation. That was an operational/crew scheduling issue that was certainly mishandled, but the passenger also wasn't in his right mind. He ran back on the plane like a crazy person. This woman, from what we can see was assertive, but calm. The...Jump to post
This is hysterical.Jump to post
I find it interesting that VX - the best airline ever - did not have lie flat seats. But the expectation is that AS should have lie flat. VX seats were better than AS F, but with only 8 seats and if I recall no real upgrade opportunities for elites they were a rather strange middle of the pack offer...Jump to post
Alaska'a market share in Seattle (which is a pretty lucrative market) has basically flat-lined / nudged slightly down over the past few years. Wrong, AS has increased a bit, and all of DL's growth in SEA has come solely at the expense of two airlines; WN and UA. Check the T-100 data and see for you...Jump to post
Let's get real about lie-flats. There are only two domestic markets in the US that can comfortably support them: NYC-LAX and NYC-SFO. Other transcon markets (including anywhere from WAS, BOS, SEA, or SAN) are marginal with lie-flats and much better suited to a traditional domestic F product. And AS...Jump to post
I wish AS would've at least kept A321 fleet in VX style, and maybe introduce a more premium flat bed First Class. This could have been a great competitive product on Transcon between SFO/LAX-JFK/DCA/BOS. I recently flew a "More to Love" A321 from DCA-LAX and it was bittersweet knowing tha...Jump to post
What the OP stated is exactly what Alaska has said they were planning. This isn't new information. I don't think hard product competitiveness is coming into consideration since they're getting rid of the VX hard product. Although, I would say that the 739ERs should get the new product sooner than la...Jump to post
Haha. According to people on here the lack of Alaska’s schedule changes either means the airline has stabilized or is in trouble. This site is funny. Maybe...just maybe...the current schedules are working well enough. So dramatic.Jump to post
Folks on here really overestimate how airplane savvy the general public are. Once the media drops this, the flying public will be none the wiser. Especially considering this plane looks pretty much identical to the NGs to anyone that doesn't love airplanes. This isn't a Boeing defense, just the way ...Jump to post
Everyone talks about the steep takeoffs at SNA, I'd like to experience it some day. One of my airline pilot friends told me that it's really not that steep but rather Orange County residents have their nose so high up in the air that it just feels that way. :smile: Yeah, not fun. I'm sure it isn't ...Jump to post
Interesting how this went from an obvious non-scheduled flight to arguing about the viability of SEA having two airports. Amazing. Always something to argue on here.Jump to post