parking a dumpster in front of the gate does not count as using it. Fine, bring a retired B737-400 out of storage and park it at the gate. That is also not considered using it. Airports know if their gates are being used as a storage spot. Flights have to be operating out the gates. Then I’d fill i...Jump to post
After checking in Google Flights, I discovered that AS is removing the A320 from SFO/LAX-DAL effective November 4, and thus becoming all-E175. I'm confused about Alaska's strategy out of DAL, since they're ending LGA/DCA, only have 2 gates, and will operate their remaining routes with the smallest ...Jump to post
Boof02671 wrote:So UAL and AS we’re using non-union vendors., the IAM secured those jobs and got them a CBA.
Vendors are always dropping off swag when their sales teams make a visit. 95% of it amounts to nothing. I've seen Midwest Airlines 737 models. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ True. To this day I have a 1/100 scale 73G in HP colors, which they never operated. Many years ago, once saw a rather large model of an AS 757 at ...Jump to post
lavalampluva wrote:We haven't hit Labor Day yet. Summer is still peaking.
I think “mounting failures” may be a bit bombarded bastic. But perhaps I’m wrong... Is this first post-merger SFO route to be cut? Are net flights down in SFO? The Bay Area? Maybe they are. I don’t know. There are other ones. Mex sfo off the top of my head. But here is thing, there are numerous add...Jump to post
“Sending away” for something via mail, and somehow being ok with waiting 4-8 weeks or more for it to arrive. Especially when I won’t even order something now unless it offers 2 day shipping!Jump to post
Can those of you who live in CA keep convincing your fellow Californians of how awesome it is, please? They keep relocating to AZ and are screwing up my state. Hmmm, the state flag should be BROWN....period. The Mountains are BROWN. The ground and dwellings are BROWN. The sphere where land meets sk...Jump to post
Can those of you who live in CA keep convincing your fellow Californians of how awesome it is, please? They keep relocating to AZ and are screwing up my state. Puh-lease. If it wasn't for Florida I'd say that Arizona couldn't get any worse. Arizona gets worse with each Californian relocating here.Jump to post
“Alaska Airlines has a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination of any kind,” - This is an excerpt from their public statement. Ok if you really do have a zero tolerance. Then fire the involved employee. If you say zero then mean zero. Zero = Zero. If this turns out to be the product of deliberate ...Jump to post
My suspicion is that airlines will be able to charge a little more for flying in two aisle, and especially those who are familiar with what plane they are flying will happily pay that $25 or so. Respectfully, airlines aren't able to charge more just based on whether or not a widebody or narrowbody ...Jump to post
Some thoughts: o It's a damned nice plane. No doubt, the finest Airbus has ever offered. o I agree that the Y seat color choice is just a bit...."off." o I will never for the life of me understand why airlines brand these new F seats as "Suites" when anyone walking by can peer in...Jump to post
Still feeling a 3 model single aisle design. 225 pax, 5700 nm range 250 pax, 4700 nm range. 275 pax at 4000 nm range. Allows up guage on sub 4k routes served by A321s and 757-200s. Opens up long and thin routes. New options for routes that may have been too expensive to send a wide body. I guess I'...Jump to post
My three years old iPhone 6 got iOS11 on the same day as all the newer models, and it will get at least iOS12 next year, too. :checkmark: I currently own an iPhone 6 Plus, and I'm debating getting either the 7 Plus or 8 Plus. Why? I too have a three-year old iPhone 6 Plus, currently running iOS11. ...Jump to post
The end of an era is at hand; this week, AS will stop flying passenger/cargo "combi" aircraft for the first time in decades. Here's a great video about the combi and what it has meant as a lifeline to the residents of the state of Alaska:
In terms of fleet evaluation, they're a business and they're going to make the best business decision for the company. Period. Considering the A321NEO capabilities, and the fact that they bought a company that already has them in the pipeline, it could be a real opportunity. Agreed. And the A321NEO...Jump to post
But doesn't that sort of imply, "Hey, you may need to move..." ? It's more than implied since it says you have to relocate to a FA domicile, and GEG is not a FA domicile. There is no requirement for FA's to live in base. Many commute, just like pilots. Absolutely, however when doing hirin...Jump to post
The posting doesn’t say anything about relocating to a base as far as I can see. It could well be out of base recruiting, but I haven’t seen any evidence of that one way or the other. It’s one of the bullet points in the general requirements for the FA job: Must be able to relocate to assigned domi...Jump to post
OA940 wrote:When will we see the first AS A320?
Well, you chose to quote the article, so you obviously stand by what was written; why wouldn't I quote you and refute the points that were attempted to be made? I am simply relaying the article and put the entire part from pilot in there. For example, I don't care about what they paid for vx. That'...Jump to post
tphuang wrote:I love it that you decided to reply to a quote from that article as if those were my comments.
I love the AAG spin that this is a temporary situation. It's not spin; it truly IS a temporary situation, and one that improves week over week. Horizon management asked pilots to accept pay cuts and other concessions last year to compete with another airline for outsourced routes flying from Alaska...Jump to post
Exactly. Throw in Compass, they'll likely to be able to staff whatever QX had wrapped up, as their Delta and AA flying goes away. This is the end for Horzion, fly the Q400 until its done, and that's it. :talktothehand: You can try and spread as much fear, uncertainty, and doubt among those out-of-t...Jump to post
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Erm, no. Not by a long shot; QX is taking 13 new frames in 2018 alone while retiring 13 Q400s. The E175 represents the future of QX. Considering OO just took dilevery of A jet sitting on the ramp with Alaska operated by “. “ i would question how many Jets Hor...Jump to post
I see it now, listed on their career page, PDX is there as well. This is probably the end of 175 flying at QX. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: Erm, no. Not by a long shot; QX is taking 13 new frames in 2018 alone while retiring 13 Q400s. The E175 represents the future of QX.Jump to post
SXDFC wrote:Anyone here work at the hangar in which the VX Airbuses will be repainted?[
The PSS cutover should be pretty smooth. Aren't both AS and VX on Sabre? Why do modern airline mergers seem to take so long for the rebranding? When AA merged with OC (AirCal), I saw pics of OC planes in the OC livery but the name "American" on the fuselage and on the tail until the plane...Jump to post
n7371f wrote:When does Alaska paint over or decal over the "Proudly All Boeing"? Single SOC would be a good idea.
What happens to the "Proudly All Boeing" an the AS fleet? Who cares? ;) Hasn't been addressed yet; a decision on fleet strategy was expected by next month, but that is being delayed while the Airbus fleet - particularly the A321NEO - are being evaluated. The company is considering many di...Jump to post
Is the new SF Giants A321-NEO going to be one of the first with the Alaska brand? The branding folks are being intentionally vague about the Giants' A321; we've all seen the proposed livery (with the Giants logo and the Golden Gate Bridge) but the tail is blank. There's no way it's going to remain ...Jump to post
QXAS wrote:Last I heard, conversions and repaints are not starting until 2019.
It looks like they will be on one certificate when they merge PSSes. *IA« 1 AS1101V 26APR 4 BNASFO SS1 1905 2206 /DCAS /E VI*« FLIGHT DATE SEGMENT DPTR ARVL MLS EQP ELPD MILES SM 1 AS 1101 26APR BNA SFO 1905 2206 F 32S 5.01 1965 N No disclosure of "operated by" which you do see on SkyWest...Jump to post
When I made my reservation on VX for this November, both a VX flight number and a corresponding AS 1000-series number were generated. In terms of Mileage Plan, the cite the 1000-series AS flight numbers. They’re sold as AS* designated codeshare flights (operated by Virgin America) for now; SOC stat...Jump to post