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by flybynight
Thu May 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5170

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

I was really hoping PenAir would succeed in the PNW. I was hoping they'd even find their way to Boise which between the Idaho Falls and Lewiston routes have lost a couple services and in my opinion other routes might have been feasible with the smaller aircraft. I love Alaska/Horizon but the econom...

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by flybynight
Tue May 08, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5170

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

“Most” Q400s are remaining in the fleet; they’re just moving to an almost equal number of Q400s and E175s in the QX fleet as some Q400s are retired and E175 deliveries accelerate. And did I just read that QX has ordered about 8 new Q400's? I was under the impression that QX was going all-jet. Obvio...

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by flybynight
Thu May 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5170

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

“Most” Q400s are remaining in the fleet; they’re just moving to an almost equal number of Q400s and E175s in the QX fleet as some Q400s are retired and E175 deliveries accelerate. Looking online (if accurate), 12 Q's are retiring this year and 20 175's are coming in (not necessarily this year). Cur...

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by flybynight
Thu May 03, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64397

Re: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO.

I hate to even say this, but it seems like this is one of the weak links right now with aviation. Sure it doesn't happen often, but with airports with parallel runways (like SFO or SEA) the chance of landing on a taxiway is certainly there. At SEA recently an AS flight did just that. So many acciden...

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by flybynight
Thu May 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential accident involving AC 759 prevented at SFO (July 2017)
Replies: 286
Views: 64397

Re: Air Canada A320 very near miss at SFO July 1017

Yeah this was AC's second incident at SFO in just a few months. There was a second incident where another A320 on the same runway (28R) actually did land after being instructed by the tower to go around 6 times. That incident wasn't as critical as the near miss with the other A320 that almost landed...

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by flybynight
Thu May 03, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5170

Re: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

“Most” Q400s are remaining in the fleet; they’re just moving to an almost equal number of Q400s and E175s in the QX fleet as some Q400s are retired and E175 deliveries accelerate. Looking online (if accurate), 12 Q's are retiring this year and 20 175's are coming in (not necessarily this year). Cur...

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by flybynight
Thu May 03, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's
Replies: 31
Views: 5170

QX Q400 pilots are they now flying E175's

As most (not all!) Q400's are being phased out and replaced by E175's, does that mean the pilots are either re-training to fly jets or are they gone with the Q400's?

On a side note, I must say it is nicer to fly on the E175's over the Q400's, especially on flights over an hour.

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by flybynight
Tue May 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N772SW on way to WA
Replies: 58
Views: 7676

Re: N772SW on way to WA

Wasn't there some damage to the wing as well? I thought I saw pictures of a couple of punctures, but I could be wrong. Seems like going to the Seattle-area would be about the furthest away option for proper repairs (within the US that is). I think it is best to re-register the plane. It is out respe...

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by flybynight
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6413

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

It is nice to know airlines (and AS is definitely known for bending over backwards for their passengers) will try everything to save a life. But what happens when somebody does die? Do they leave the body in the seat (which would be a little eerie to sit next to) or is there some protocol on placing...

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by flybynight
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin varying fleet to SEA
Replies: 11
Views: 3489

Re: Virgin varying fleet to SEA

Does this route justify the A346? True is maybe not so many carriers have a LHR-SEA route. THe 346 did make the trip a few times already. As with the previous poster, I agree, seeing some variety is nice. The 346 is probably the most elegant looking bird flying right now, and in a few years they'll...

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by flybynight
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year
Replies: 25
Views: 3727

Re: Alaska Airlines Will Enter Basic Economy Market Later This Year

I wonder if those basic seats in the back of the plane will have less pitch?
AS has been pretty good about not following the trend of less legroom.

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin varying fleet to SEA
Replies: 11
Views: 3489

Re: Virgin varying fleet to SEA

rbavfan wrote:
This has already been talked about in another post. Read it for days. Please check subject before posting.



Thanks Officer. I didn't realize I was breaking the law. :sarcastic:

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 764 and SEA & PDX
Replies: 3
Views: 719

DL 764 and SEA & PDX

Lots of 763's filter through SEA (and PDX), but I don't think I've seen a 764 land here, or at least very seldom. Is the slightly lesser range prohibitive on Asia routes? Or is because the 764's are commonly used at other hubs?

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin varying fleet to SEA
Replies: 11
Views: 3489

Virgin varying fleet to SEA

So in the relatively short term that VIR has been flying to SEA I've seen an 333 (today in fact), 346 and most commonly 789's. Interesting how they switch up planes. The 346 definitely being the largest of the three. Is this to accommodate demand or just a rotation of the fleet? Isn't the A333 and t...

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by flybynight
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116754

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

What are the odds of a piece of shrapnel being expelled in your direction into a small 10x14 opening? Given that the window was not in line with the fan disk, I don't expect it was shrapnel. If it was, it certainly did not have any significant level of kinetic energy left (which basically is defini...

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by flybynight
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116754

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Which row was the window that blew out. All the windows (that you can see) on CNN's website seem to be intact. The winglet obsures a window or two well behind the engine so perhaps the window is hidden. Left side of the aircraft, just behind the over-wing exit; you can see one window is blown out. ...

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by flybynight
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 116754

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

Sadly it sounds like one female passenger has died. Never good to assume, but sounds like it was due to injuries from shrapnel.
Very sad for her family.
RIP

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30401

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Now, let's look up which of the few airlines have a perfect safety record to see what airlines one should fly. Oh wait - Allegiant is the first result. Now let's scroll down to the Ds - wait what- no DL,, no UA, NO AA!!! hmmmmm..... It Something interestinting the Delta MD-88 that was written off f...

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 30401

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Now, let's look up which of the few airlines have a perfect safety record to see what airlines one should fly. Oh wait - Allegiant is the first result. Now let's scroll down to the Ds - wait what- no DL,, no UA, NO AA!!! hmmmmm..... It Something interestinting the Delta MD-88 that was written off f...

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7148

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

About 6 months ago I got sick and threw up shortly before I was supposed to fly (AS actually) to Boise. I made the decision myself not to board. That's what a reasonable person does. AS was very kind with re-booking me. A little personal responsibility is needed sometimes. Had I boarded the plane an...

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Japan Airlines May start in 2018/2019. Even though this is rumor, their official attended the IAf groundbreaking. Apparently they’re not worried about IAF. I have heard this as a rumor too, but is there anything beyond that stating Japan Airlines will start Seattle as well? That could be interestti...

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by flybynight
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

And in the news locally in Seattle yesterday - the new FIS is about $60 million over budget and delayed into mid-2020. Not the best news for DL and other airlines looking at SEA.

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by flybynight
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

Lots of complaints about the 767s used on SEA-NRT needing refurbishing, from some of the people who fly this route frequently. And who are you that you get to field all of these complaints, or is this simply anecdotal? No one would ever know that the 767s are old, their interiors are immaculate. Je...

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by flybynight
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

It would be fairly hard to find a 777 from 1990-1992...... (or in the case of the Gulf Air birds going away a 777 without FADEC engines) Well since the 777 went into operation ( I believe UA was the launch customer) around '95 or '96, there aren't going to be any from 1990!! ;) thats my point. ;) t...

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

Re: DL widebody updates at SEA

My apologies if this was recently discussed. Except for the occasional 777, the wide bodies that serve Europe and Asia are a mix of A333's, 332's and 763ER's. As the 767's start their sunsetting at DL, do we know if the replacements will consist more of 332's (the most similar in size to the 763), ...

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL widebody updates at SEA
Replies: 136
Views: 13844

DL widebody updates at SEA

My apologies if this was recently discussed. Except for the occasional 777, the wide bodies that serve Europe and Asia are a mix of A333's, 332's and 763ER's. As the 767's start their sunsetting at DL, do we know if the replacements will consist more of 332's (the most similar in size to the 763), o...

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery
Replies: 103
Views: 7996

Re: Airlines in need of a new or revised livery

redcap1962 wrote:
Niki Lauda definitely will need one :bouncy: !


He's a little tied up with Lewis Hamilton at the moment!! :)

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5648

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

I've noticed that Alaska gets REALLY excited and has a hard time keeping it's cards close, announcing things as soon as they're confirmed, even if passengers, the ones they're getting "hyped up" about the announcement, often end up more disappointed because the cool new thing they read ab...

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5648

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

EA CO AS wrote:
The new FC food offerings have already begun, and have been received well. The aircraft interior mods begin in October, IIRC.


Not a complaint, but it seems to me to be a fairly long time between when the annonced interior changes occurred and when implementation of it is starting.

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!
Replies: 264
Views: 34189

Re: LH A350 New Colors - Hideous!

I actually like the new tail colors. What I don't like is that everything else is just acres of white. At least put some color on the engines or get a nice class cheat-line.

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5648

Re: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

The cheese plate isn't your cup of tea? Man..... I would love for AS to hire me just to fly and eat those cheese and fruit platters! LOL!! My last trip on AS, I fell in love with them. An hour after landing, I was at the grocery store buying fruit and cheese! LOL! A lot of folks like them. I'd just...

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food
Replies: 55
Views: 5648

When do we start seeing the new AS interiors and food

From my understanding AS is improving First Class with better seating (with leg rests I believe). The new food menu is starting (or very soon). Besides the improved first class, what else is happening? We have the mood lighting, at least on newer 739's. I would love to see hot meal choices on flight...

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by flybynight
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (back again) and Aer Lingus (coming soon) who is next at SEA
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: AF (back again) and Aer Lingus (coming soon) who is next at SEA

wenders825 wrote:
definitely CX, who I'm surprised you didn't mention. I'm kind of shocked they went for IAD before SEA


Actually I meant to but simply forgot.
I thought the last time this was discussed, CX was looking at but wasn't sure because of DL's coverage from SEA.

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by flybynight
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF (back again) and Aer Lingus (coming soon) who is next at SEA
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

AF (back again) and Aer Lingus (coming soon) who is next at SEA

It is amazing to see the growth at SEA (only matched by the growth in downtown Seattle) I posted a similar question a while back, but I feel it is relevant to ask again because of the growth at SEA. What airlines might be looking at adding a flight to SEA. A few that come to my mind - Air India, SAS...

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by flybynight
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 7, first flight over its home town today
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: 737-700MAX, first flight over its home town today

737-700MAX, first flight over its home town today Worth a note mate that the proper marketing name is "737 MAX 7", shortened to 737-7. The customer codes aren't used on the 737 MAX, 787, and 777X, and have been set to "00" for all other types built from late 2016 onwards. (The 7...

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by flybynight
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX 7, first flight over its home town today
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

737 MAX 7, first flight over its home town today

http://komonews.com/news/local/boeings-new-737-max-7-to-take-inaugural-flight-over-seattle

I will have to look up in about 45 minutes to see the smaller 737. Pretty impressive range on the 737-7 at 3,785 miles. That's a long time in a 737!!

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by flybynight
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI
Replies: 81
Views: 8231

Re: UA's newest gaffe: flew dog to NRT instead of MCI

The German Shepard flew on a private jet (owned by UA??) back to the US.

I am not a fan of UA, but I honestly think this could have happened to most airlines. Should they have been more cautious since it was an animal over luggage - for sure

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by flybynight
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 38151

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Buy an MCE or a First seat problem solved. I so dislike this. So if you don't pay 3x more for a ticket, we are going to make you uncomfortable? Besides, most 737's have aboutt 12 - 18 first class seats. It isn't really a Boeing or Airbus issue. It is the airline squeezing in more and more seats. It...

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by flybynight
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Seattle
Replies: 53
Views: 6487

Re: Norwegian and Seattle

Easy-peasy, it's only 165 miles from Portland to SEA airport, 2.5 hours is an average of 66 mph. Downtown to downtown at 173 miles gives you 69 mph, totally doable at 3 am. Ha. That’s a load of $h|t. You must not know I-5. At 3AM you can certainly do PDX-SEA in under 3 hours on I-5. From just north...

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by flybynight
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797 Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2284
Views: 287438

Re: Why is Boeing waiting to officially launch the NMA or the "797?"

Probably they still haven't decided what the MOM will be. Where to apply lipstick, some blush and eyeliner to hide that it will be an A310 clone :-))))) Glad we have that sorted! Now, on to new a.net thread: Why is Airbus waiting to officially launch the Concorde Mk II ? Wouldn't it be cool to have...

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by flybynight
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and Seattle
Replies: 53
Views: 6487

Norwegian and Seattle

With the recent postings of Norwegian's financial losses as they grow, I am curious how one of their newer long distance markets is doing. SEA has had a ton of international growth the last few years and into 2018. But Norwegian is flying to Seattle from London and competing against British Airways ...

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by flybynight
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Air Canada fleet plan calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20635

Re: Updated Air Canada fleet planes calls for accelerated phase out of E190s, 767s to exit by the end of 2019

I would imagine 30 year old 767's will likely not fly again. Such a shame since the 767 has the best seating layout around.

Maybe Amazon would pick some up?

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and the 747-8 to SEA
Replies: 2
Views: 782

LH and the 747-8 to SEA

It seems right around the end of the year LH stopped using the 747-8 to SEA. Now it is back to the 747-400 (which has been more common). I am wondering why the change? I am sure the interiors are nicer on the newer 8 over the 400's. Probably a better overall experience. Were several 400's out for he...

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19815

Re: Alaska to announce PAE destinations tomorrow

BENAir01 wrote:
SANFan wrote:
BENAir01 wrote:




And we have a winner!
Really though, this made me laugh so hard. Good going.



DL will be flying into nearby Harvey Field with their new (just announced!) Cessna Skyhawk fleet

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19815

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

Also how exciting to be in the middle of brand new Boeing's that are soon to be delivered around the World.

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 19815

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

I wonder if installations of triple pane windows at some households in Mukilteo will occur. I know that happened at SEA a while back ( I believe related to the third runway). Living nearby I am excited to potentially fly out of Paine Field. I hope the actual scheduled flights are convenient for busi...

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by flybynight
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports
Replies: 155
Views: 25490

Re: 2017 total passenger rankings for US large hub airports

So SEA will likely be number 8 based on the total numbers?
Impressive growth at SEA and more coming in 2018 with even more international flights.

Now they just need to complete the updates so SEA doesn't burst at the seam.

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details
Replies: 132
Views: 13258

Re: B747 Fleet Routes 2018-Details

BA's Seattle flight usually is a 744 during the summer season. Not sure if that will be the case in 2018.
Recently LH's 747 has been an 747-8, but I think they have switched back to the older 400's again. Maybe equipment shuffling was the reason?

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would a HA/B6/AS Merger Work?
Replies: 78
Views: 8863

Re: HA/B6/AS Merger

Over a period of 10 years I think this makes a lot of sense. First of all, no airline is too iconic. If so we'd certainly have the most iconic brand still flying strong with PanAm and TWA. Or Eastern. Second, just how is Alaska "destroying" Virgin? Changes for sure, but Alaska has very goo...

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by flybynight
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 12091

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

Now, the question about what comes next is a good one. Fascinating thread. Any logical person knows what comes next. We've seen it with DL and AA. They will find out how good these Airbuses really are and will quickly get over their old preconceptions. Boeing, their home town product. Didn't realiz...

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