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by flybynight
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 105
Views: 12431

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

Excited about this since I live about 20 minutes away. I wonder about possible expansion assuming this goes well for AS ( which I have to assume it will).

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?

2 737-700's, N611AS and N619AS, have been outfitted with the new interiors. They mostly have been up in Alaska since the refurbishment. N628VA is currently at GSO for the refresh. I would expect it to break cover sometime around the investor day in New York on 11/27. The frame will probably make a ...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Re: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?

chunhimlai wrote:
Will ot be a flat with bathroom and bath tank and king size bed and sofa with masssge chair?


Yes, in Alaska's new fleet of A380's.

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1778

Aren't AS' new first class due soon?

Seems like it was a long time ago that AS announced new menus and seats for first class. I don't think I've seen a plane with it yet, or heard of one with it. Are there some out there now? Along those lines, weren't the F/A's (and maybe the pilots too?) getting new uniforms? I don't think I've seen ...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair taking over WOW
Replies: 202
Views: 30441

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

I don't think replacing FI's 757 would work in all markets (with WOW's A321's). I believe the 752's have a slightly longer range, which is important for cities like Portland, Vancouver, Anchorage and Seattle.

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 15198

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

I wonder if adjustments need to be made for service and emotional-support pets ( I personally think emotional-support pets usage gets abused a fair amount). If you bring a dog on a plane some type of mat should be included unless it is a small pet that goes into a pet carrier. At the end of the day ...

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24699

Re: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA

SEA does not have the O+D to maintain and will rely on connections. I don't buy this one bit. SQ would not launch such a long international route if there wasn't enough O&D. Strong O&D is critical to drive high enough yield to cover the high operating costs of such a flight. The connectivit...

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24699

Re: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA

Not that AS would do it, but what if this could lead to becoming part of the Star Alliance. Goes against AS' independent status, but sure would be good to have a reliable partner throughout the US now that DL is gone and AA is mostly international.

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by flybynight
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 24699

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I would be very surprised if indeed this isn't just a rumor. SIN is a financial capital and SEA, with all due respect, doesn't have that many business located near it not to mention a small population of just 724,000. There are so many other cities that offer much more than SEA, with all due respec...

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by flybynight
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5367

Re: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

I believe today is the first day of the A333 coming to SEA over the 744/748. I am assuming this is season and we'll likely see the bigger Boeing as summer nears again. Or perhaps a switch the bigger (than the A333) 346 or A350? It is interesting that YVR keeps the 744 from what I can see through ou...

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by flybynight
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5367

Re: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

stylo777 wrote:
Actually, SEA started initially with the 333 years ago. I remember taking that flight.


Yes good point


And, yes, Seattle is not a great winter destination. Skiing isn't a reason to come here. Whistler is much better and so is Colorado.
I think a lot of winter travel is business.

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by flybynight
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5367

Re: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

Which is interesting since AC has a pretty extensive network of flights direct to Europe (not sure if they fly to Frankfurt from YVR direct).

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by flybynight
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5367

LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

I believe today is the first day of the A333 coming to SEA over the 744/748. I am assuming this is season and we'll likely see the bigger Boeing as summer nears again. Or perhaps a switch the bigger (than the A333) 346 or A350? It is interesting that YVR keeps the 744 from what I can see through out...

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by flybynight
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 1480
Views: 318148

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

While it is strange for a brand new plane to crash like this, all the attention is on the passengers and families that suffered and will suffer.

Yes we will want to know the cause to prevent future situations, but let's focus on the people not the brand new plane.

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by flybynight
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love dogs, but...
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: I love dogs, but...

1 - Why is the dog not in a carrier. In fact she didn't have one with her! In that case she (and the dog) should not have been allowed to board the aircraft in the first place. It occurs to me that these kind of issues with animals almost exclusively take place in America, you never hear about it h...

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by flybynight
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love dogs, but...
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: I love dogs, but...

If it's an emotional support animal or service animal it can be out (leashed for the ESA). If it's a cabin pet it needs to stay in a kennel. Where's the ambiguity? Service animals or emotional support animals must not: Occupy a seat or sit on a tray table at any time. Are you complaining that the F...

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by flybynight
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?
Replies: 34
Views: 3922

Re: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?

DFW17L wrote:
SEA isn’t so bad...compared to LGA.


But LGA is getting a full reboot in fairness (finally!)

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by flybynight
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I love dogs, but...
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

I love dogs, but...

Dog lovers and defenders, put away your swords, your sarcastic comments, etc. I like dogs too. This week I flew back to Seattle from Chicago (so about 4 hours of flying) on a new AS 737-900ER. I have the aisle. A lady has the window and her little dog is roaming aound between us. I am generally spea...

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by flybynight
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes
Replies: 151
Views: 21528

Re: Air Canada Summer 2019 long-haul changes

Has Air Canada flown to Scandinavia from YVR? I wonder if that could be a possible future connection especially since SK doesn't fly to YVR (or anywhere in Canada from I believe).
CPH would be a good Star Alliance connection or OSL.

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by flybynight
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?
Replies: 34
Views: 3922

Re: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?

I fly out of SEA about 2-5 times a month, and I have for many many years now. My pre-check helps a lot, but the biggest issue is knowing which of the 4 screening areas have a long line and which don't. There are a few TV screens that give an idea as you enter from the parking garage. But at times e...

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by flybynight
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't Lufthansa operate passenger 777-200/300/ERs?
Replies: 55
Views: 13311

Re: Lufthansa doesn't operate 777s

they made the mistake of getting a340s In the past I would maybe have agreed with you. The A340's haven't been as successful as the 777, but I'd argue that the A330 has had equal success to the 777. But I m sure airlines like LH (and SK) would have dumped the A340's if they were truly that ineffici...

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by flybynight
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?
Replies: 34
Views: 3922

Re: SeaTac TSA - any solutions?

I fly out of SEA about 2-5 times a month, and I have for many many years now. My pre-check helps a lot, but the biggest issue is knowing which of the 4 screening areas have a long line and which don't. There are a few TV screens that give an idea as you enter from the parking garage. But at times ev...

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by flybynight
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian suspends FLL-BCN/MAD during W18
Replies: 37
Views: 5632

Re: Norwegian suspends FLL-BCN/MAD during W18

Isn't Norwegian considering expanding at SEA (if there is room at SEA before the new international terminal opens)?

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by flybynight
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flat beds on narrowbodies
Replies: 20
Views: 3294

Re: Flat beds on narrowbodies

So a typical first class cabin on, say an Alaska 737-900ER has 16 seats if I am not mistaken. Should they switch to beds, I would assume at least one row would be needed to removed, of not two. Much nicer arrangments, but fewer seats. It is an interesting dilema for the airlines. Are they really nee...

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by flybynight
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3698

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

What I find amazing are people who feel it necessary to post about what I want to talk about as if they are the Airliners Police :roll: Don't want to read it, then move on.. Perhaps, just PERHAPS people write about what is pertinent and current. :checkmark: Yes, thank you flybynight. If you're not ...

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by flybynight
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3698

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

It seems that AS would benefit from a focus city further east. With the loss of partners (DL and mostly AA as well), it isn't easy to fly AS to medium/smaller markets back East. Say SEA to Buffalo to pick a city. I doubt there would ever be a SEA-BUF flight!! What about CLE? Between ORD & EWR, ...

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by flybynight
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3698

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

It would seem to me that expansion at SFO would be met with some pretty strong resistance from UA. It seems that AS would benefit from a focus city further east. With the loss of partners (DL and mostly AA as well), it isn't easy to fly AS to medium/smaller markets back East. Say SEA to Buffalo to ...

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by flybynight
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3698

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

I feel like this is “Groundhog Day” with people talking about SFO and AS. . What I find amazing are people who feel it necessary to post about what I want to talk about as if they are the Airliners Police :roll: Don't want to read it, then move on.. Perhaps, just PERHAPS people write about what is ...

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by flybynight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3698

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

It would seem to me that expansion at SFO would be met with some pretty strong resistance from UA. It seems that AS would benefit from a focus city further east. With the loss of partners (DL and mostly AA as well), it isn't easy to fly AS to medium/smaller markets back East. Say SEA to Buffalo to p...

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by flybynight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3698

Re: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

ANC definitey hub, but is LAX considered a true hub?
SFO because of Virgin, yes.

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by flybynight
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How are AS focus cities doing with expansion
Replies: 38
Views: 3698

How are AS focus cities doing with expansion

With San Diego, San Francisco and LA focus cities for AS in the post-Virgin merger, how are the cities doing with expansion? I've read that AS is cutting back services from SFO. This doesn't sound too good. Is there trouble brewing for AS as they compete more and more with DL, AA and UA? I would ima...

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by flybynight
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Return To LAX S2019 with A350
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: Finnair Return To LAX S2019 with A350

I wonder if SEA would have been a better fit than SFO because of the AS connection. Of course a lot of AS at SFO too.

But SEA would have been a nice connection to YVR and the rest of the PNW.

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by flybynight
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9774

Re: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

At the end of the day, it just seem that Emirates should at the very least limit alcohol consumed on flights to certain countries. Now, say to London, Seattle, LA, Copenhagen etc....go for it. Serve away!

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by flybynight
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 95180

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Isn’t this the only Q400 in the new livery? Not that it really matters.
Been on this bird many times.

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by flybynight
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 95180

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

In fairness to KING5, they have a very good aviation expert on staff.

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by flybynight
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 95180

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

RIP Rich. Troubled and you didn’t get the help you needed

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by flybynight
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 95180

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

Sad and it could have been worse from a public perspective.
Also a weird feeling to know I have flown on N449QX many times. I always take note of which plane I am so I can look up age, etc.
My next AS Q400 flight will be this Tuesday in fact.

Isn’t that the only Q400 in the new livery?

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by flybynight
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9774

Re: WHy does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

There has to be waaaaaaay more to this story than meets the eye probably not much more than being in a dispute with the authorities there (invalid single use visa, entry not allowed), where she was probably too "assertive" and also foolishly admitted to having consumed wine on the flight....

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by flybynight
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Breaking down the costs of an airline ticket
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Breaking down the costs of an airline ticket

I would be surprised if this hasn't been talked about, but I will post anyway. If I buy an AS ticket from say SEA to LAX and pay $350 for a roundtrip, how much profit is in it for AS? I would assume no baggage fees (since I have status with AS). Landing fees at LAX? Salaries of those operating the p...

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by flybynight
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai
Replies: 86
Views: 9774

Why does Emirates even serve alcohol to Dubai

It seems to be very hypocritical of Emirates to offer alcohol to flyers coming into Dubai if the could get into serious trouble. A Brit was recently arrested after landing in Dubai. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6986998/how-brit-tourists-can-be-arrested-for-drinking-alcohol-on-flights-to-dubai/ I re...

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by flybynight
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3186

Re: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

I have flown the SK flight between SEA and CPH many times (and onwards to OSL). One of the things that people loved about this flight was the ease of connections throughout Europe at CPH. A better friendlier and easier airport that say Heathrow or CDG. It is a terrific airport, and SK's network thro...

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by flybynight
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October
Replies: 22
Views: 2923

Re: Norwegian plans to start domestic ops in Argentina by late October

Oslo to Buenos Aires...that would be a first! I assume there will be a tie-in back to Europe somewhere. I'd guess Madrid.

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by flybynight
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back
Replies: 23
Views: 3186

With SEA's growth would SK consider coming back

SEA must be the hottest airport in the US for growth. In fact it is a little bit of a mess there until the construction is done for the new international terminal and expansion of the North Gates. But I believe it was one of SAS' longest served cities in North America when they stopped flying there ...

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by flybynight
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Re: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations

What is this? Source? DEN and SEA over EWR surprise me, whatever this is... SEA is in the news a fair amount due to growth with two hubs now (AS and DL). A lot of international growth as well. The problem with EWR is space and of course NYC has two other airports. I would imagine if you combined LG...

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by flybynight
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations
Replies: 15
Views: 1539

Re: Ten Busiest US airports July 2018 by Air Carrier and Air Taxi operations

SEA has moved into the top 10 lately. Just unreal growth in the metro area and the airport.
Seems like everyone wants to fly to SEA! Except SK. Please come back.

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by flybynight
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 259
Views: 48922

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Everyone alive which is the best outcome.
While the plane is destroyed, I bet right after impact/stop it was fairly well intact, but burned up afterwards. Of course that is a guess. With everyone alive, though, I think it is a likely situation.

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by flybynight
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13211

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

So it seems that the 900ER's are going to the east coast more than I though.

But doesn't the 800 have just a little more range than the 900ER's?

Of course with the MAX's coming range should not be an issue. Not sure how the MAX handles runway length though.

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by flybynight
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights
Replies: 74
Views: 13211

Re: AS use of 900ER's on cross country flights

I was looking at the differences between AS's -900 and -800, on seats arrangement. What a strange configuration. 3 classes on -800 and some -900. What Seatguru calls "Premium" is some sort of Business, right? Never seen a 3 classes 738 here in EU, they are mostly sardine cans 189 full Eco...

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by flybynight
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 4799

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

Absolutely not. Each citizen has the personal responsibility to buy what fits them. What’s next, regulating minimum shoe sizes? You simply don't understand the question. I'm 6'6", need 12 shoes. You're (no idea but let's assume) 5'2" and need size 7. Now would it be fair if Adidas charged...

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by flybynight
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should the government regulate minimum seating space
Replies: 130
Views: 4799

Re: Should the government regulate minimum seating space

What is the minimum space they would regulate it to? 36inches? None of us would agree on what that number should be. Seat spaces impact amount of people on a plane, which impacts revenue an airline can make... What if they regulate 31 inches? Spirit/Frontier/Allegiant no longer have viable business...

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