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).Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
stylo777 wrote:Actually, SEA started initially with the 333 years ago. I remember taking that flight.
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).Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Isn’t this the only Q400 in the new livery? Not that it really matters.
Been on this bird many times.
In fairness to KING5, they have a very good aviation expert on staff.Jump to post
RIP Rich. Troubled and you didn’t get the help you neededJump to post
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?
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post