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by flybynight
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup

Certainly possible based on the schedule. Since I live both in the Snohomish area as well as in Vancouver BC, I am pretty busy.

But would love to based on schedule. Should be a lot of aviation knowledge in the PNW!

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by flybynight
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 450
Views: 87893

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

BA should change to British Racing Green. That would be a cool look. Ain't gonna happen, but it would be sweet.

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by flybynight
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 822
Views: 91818

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

I wonder if this is the end of 4-engine passenger planes as well. It is still comforting knowing there are 4 engines out on those wings while flying long distances. And it is just cool being on an Airbus A380, 340 or Boeing 747. No offense to the 787's, 777's, A350's and A330's, but yawn. Even thoug...

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by flybynight
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14295

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

In the case of rapid depressurization in the cockpit, wouldn't the pilot generally speaking be kept in their seat if they are wearing their seatbelts, especially the 5-point harness they wear in the cockpit? I think back to the miracle of that BA flights years ago, but also sadly the person who died...

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 3997

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

I can confirm that there are currently no plans to make SEA A-380 compliant, new international gates and FIS or not. It saddens me as I am a huge fan of large flying things and I am certain EK would use the A380 here if they could. I figured that would be the likely answer. I am sure you're correct...

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 3997

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

Prost wrote:
And the POS would end up spending $100-200 Million to make SEA A380 compliant for one airplane and one flight. Don’t put that bug in the POS ear, they love spending money.


POS being Port of Seattle, not..... ;)

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 3997

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

It has been talked about a lot here. But with a new international terminal coming in the not too distant future, are any plans on the necessary upgrades to bring the A380 to SEA on the drawing board? I could see BA and LH (maybe) in the summer. EK I would think as a definite upgrade to an A380. Mab...

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by flybynight
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Re: SAS trans Atlantic service

I flew them last September from EWR-CPH and CPH-ORD both in Y. You only get 1 soda for free with the meal, if you want more you also have to pay. That is something that you get for free at some LCC's!! Besides that the flight was good and I would fly them again. I've heard this about the soda. Is t...

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by flybynight
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 3997

Any change with the A380 and SEA

It has been talked about a lot here. But with a new international terminal coming in the not too distant future, are any plans on the necessary upgrades to bring the A380 to SEA on the drawing board? I could see BA and LH (maybe) in the summer. EK I would think as a definite upgrade to an A380. Mabe...

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 11711

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Just for fun, here are my wishes for AS moving forward (as a long-time Gold and MVP) 1- Improve the food especially in Y. More choices and better. That breakfast sandwich is mostly just bread. This seems to be an ongoing issue for AS to get really decent food 2 - Get those first class cabins upgrade...

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Re: SAS trans Atlantic service

Yes, to be clear - ANY alcohol needed to be purchased in economy. Only water, juice and soda was free. I think on legacy carriers this is still unusual. By legacy I mean carriers like - BA, KLM, LH, Finnair, Swiss, SK, etc As mentioned above, Aer Lingus is another legacy where you will have to pay ...

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

Re: SAS trans Atlantic service

Yes, to be clear - ANY alcohol needed to be purchased in economy. Only water, juice and soda was free.

I think on legacy carriers this is still unusual. By legacy I mean carriers like - BA, KLM, LH, Finnair, Swiss, SK, etc

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

SAS trans Atlantic service

I used to fly SK a fair amount from SEA- CPH. In December 2018 I flew them again, but between EWR and OSL this time. I flew economy over and business coming back, so an interesting comparison. 1 - SK makes you pay for any alcoholic drink in economy. That's new to me! I understand on discount airline...

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by flybynight
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12682

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Until my last two Airbus flights that viewpoint aligned with the type of service I received. It wasn’t outright bad, but a bit “I’m better than you/I’m disinterested.” They won't last long if they maintain that attitude; AS tracks customer satisfaction scores very closely with detailed scorecards t...

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12682

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

I didn't know the F/A's didn't integrate yet. Makes sense because of the different planes and cabins. Are the NEO's coming with AS cabins?

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12682

Do VX employees like working for AS?

I was reading some comments from a friend who is a Gold 75k with AS. Recently he flew to SEA from somewhere in California on a Virgin Airbus. He found the F/A's not up to the usual AS level of service. Several other people made similar comment as well. Personally I have not flown on a Virgin flight ...

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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: 145
Views: 19778

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: 1864

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: 1864

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: 1864

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: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 417
Views: 68115

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: 15992

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: 26540

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: 26540

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: 26540

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: 5582

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: 5582

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: 5582

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: 5582

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: 2857
Views: 533807

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: 1474

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: 1474

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: 4494

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: 1474

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: 305
Views: 50717

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: 4494

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: 13702

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: 4494

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: 5991

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: 3528

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: 3836

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: 3836

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: 3836

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: 3836

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: 3836

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: 3836

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: 3836

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: 2833

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: 10252

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: 97863

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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