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.
Are any A340's being kept at a museum or a the factory? While perhaps not the most beloved wide body, I've always found them to be a very pretty bird. Plus all those flights from SEA- CPH over the years with SK gave me plenty of time to bond with this sexy plane. I understand why they are going away...Jump to post
https://www.nrk.no/norge/cognac-konge-ble-servert-av-sterkt-beruset-flyvertinne-1.13709618 In Norwegian, but it is almost a little funny. The passenger had coffee and milk spilled on him by the drunk FA (in business class). When he asked for champagne with his dinner, she simply said - 'that's what...Jump to post
Maybe this is already a topic, but here goes. I think a flight to Hawaii would be popular for Europeans tired of going to the Canary Islands. Icelandair to Hawaii - makes absolutely no sense. Why? Just about everyone flying FI originates in Europe. Say OSL-KEF-Hawaii. Or any of the other European c...Jump to post
Maybe this is already a topic, but here goes. I find FI's growth interesting, but also I wonder what their fleet and airport plans are: 1 - The 737MAX is a good choice for flights to Europe since I believe all of Europe is within rage of the MAX 2 - The 757 fleet is on the average about 20 years old...Jump to post
Correct. The LED lights in the cabin can display a full range of colors. Flight attendants, however, can only access the pre pre-programmed color schemes set by the company. I've experienced only two different schemes on AS - the standard blue and then an orange-red. Seems like it isn't a priority ...Jump to post
Haha, as someone who lives 20 minutes from the main factory in Everett, I hear you. But, I am still not thrilled that Tilden said he was a Boeing guy because his dad worked there. AS should buy what makes sense and not necessarily follow Boeing around...having said that, AS, step up as the launch c...Jump to post
More than Aurora, they remind me of the Pacific Northwest - the sky blue and shades of green is so quintessential Washington-Oregon feel! Alaska smashed it outta the park with their livery refresh, and I am so looking forward to see what the A320s look like in those colors! I hope when the first VX...Jump to post
Just spit balling, how many of FIs cities would be out of range for a 737-7MAX? This sums it up. http://www.icelandair.us/information/about-icelandair/our-fleet/ So SEA, for example needs to move closer LOL. So PDX, Anchorage, Vancouver, SEA, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Denver would be out. Not sure about ...Jump to post
Great paint scheme for my favorite baseball team. Too bad it's on the wrong kind of plane. ;) Haha, as someone who lives 20 minutes from the main factory in Everett, I hear you. But, I am still not thrilled that Tilden said he was a Boeing guy because his dad worked there. AS should buy what makes ...Jump to post
Do you know the fate of the Spirit of Seattle (N512AS)? One of my favorite liveries in aviation. That one should stay as it is "easily recognizable as Alaska". The Timbers jet retirement was pushed back until early next year. Is it being sold or being made into a freighter? I've been seei...Jump to post
I would say as many as 60-70% of the 738's are painted and 50-60% of the 739's. I think all of the E175's are in the new livery (including the SkyWest ones) and obviously none of the Dash 8's are painted. Why aren't any of the Q400s painted? In fact this would be a perfect time for them to start pa...Jump to post
I believe it has been about 15 months or so since Alaska started painting their fleet in the new livery. Personally I like the update, but I was wonder what most other people think. Also, from what I can eyeball, it seems about 50%+ or so of the fleet is painted now. Is that correct? Where is most o...Jump to post
FI seems to have a few things to work on. 1 - Fix the airport, or work with the city to fix it. I will be flying them soon, but from what I hear KEF is a cluster fu*k with the multiple flights leaving for Canada and the US roughly at the same time. 2 - Fleet - easy to be an armchair QB, but it seems...Jump to post
VCEflyboy wrote:Speaking of which, I always wondered how EK has been doing at SEA. Can anyone shed some light?
The 757-200 is the perfect aircraft for the KEF-SEA route. Also, what would Icelandair purchase to replace the 757 and 767? Well, maybe that future 797? The 787 is most likely too large, unless they can keep growing some of their routes. But those 757's are about 20 years old on the average. The 73...Jump to post
Those 600's, as mentioned, are common on routes through Norway. You might see one Bodo or Kristiansand. Strangely enough, Norwegian flies some of these same routes with the larger 800's.
Seems the 600's size is a better match.
Jet engines and ash has never been a good combo, but does a forest fire generate enough to be worrisome, especially on landings/takeoffs, before jets can rise above the smoke. Guys, forest fire ash and volcanic ash (pumice) are two entirely different things. Good point, but is ash from a fire an is...Jump to post
A lot of forest fires even on the western sides of the mountains in BC, WA and OR.
While it doesn't generate the amount of ashes that a volcano does, do the airlines re-route flights? I've hears that Portland and Seattle are both seeing some ashes in the air.
Alaska offers an awesome hard product, along with doing well with service. The food? Needs work. I seriously hope they bring over the food offerings from VX and implement that. Now there is a good idea. Take the best from each airline. The new interiors that will be coming soon look they will be ve...Jump to post
AC definitely seem to be moving to all Boeing, at least for now. But I would think the A350 might be a consideration to eventually replace the 777's. The MAX is a good fit for a country as big as Canada (of course so would the A320 NEO). Probably came down to pricing I am guessing. Seems like the si...Jump to post
Well, I've been in AS' Premium Economy a few times now. Always nice to get the drink (and hopefully 2) included. However, thoughts, on the little box of food you get. Gummy bears, nuts and a fig bar. Not sure about you guys, but this is lacking a little. At 7am, I really don't want nuts and gummy be...Jump to post
Well the 773 flies daily to SEA. Since SEA has refused to upgrade the airport to allow for A380's, I would imagine the 778 will definitely fly to Seattle. Not sure how much more capacity the 778 allows for compared to the 773ER. The one flying to SEA right now was built in 2011, so not exactly an ol...Jump to post
Most people believe the A320 NEO is the best plane in its class. Seems silly for AS to make this comment regarding Boeing planes. The 737 MAX has 43% of the NEO/MAX total backlog so despite a.net fanboy consensus saying that the A320neo Is the best plane in its class, airlines have ordered over 380...Jump to post
The article linked in the start post has this interesting quote from Alaska's CEO: "My dad was a 32-year Boeing guy," Tilden told a Seattle business audience at a breakfast organized by the Puget Sound Business Journal. "This company could not be more in love with Boeing, or loyal to...Jump to post
Kind of interesting to see continued international growth at Seattle despite Delta's claim that there is no more room for growth due to capacity restraints at the FIS facility. Me thinks this was a convenient excuse for them. Regardless, SEA has quite the portfolio of International carriers for a c...Jump to post