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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: 704

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: 19352

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: 19352

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: 19352

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: 144
Views: 22596

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: 12485

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: 8575

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: 11917

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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by flybynight
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 11917

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

AS has already made decisions about their future fleet & it exclusively favors Boeing, that isn't anything but factual, it isn't a bash at Airbus nor anything other than what will happen. AS would not ever benefit from the fullest range of the A-321 fully, nor does AS use pallet loading, two se...

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12186

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

I think we both want the best for. AS, but I think their business model is a bit stuck. It's not 2010 - DL arrived and is now a major competitor with both domestic and international options. I'm just not sure how much longer AS can hold onto their customer base in Seattle by simply adding more flig...

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 297
Views: 60670

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

It is just funny because Alaska has never been all Boeing. And now they certainly aren't even with whatever backwards logic they can come up with. Yes they have been all Boeing until now. All Alaska Airlines operated flights were on 737s. I can't recall exactly when AS started pointing out the all-...

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by flybynight
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12186

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

As an AS Gold, I find the recent changes frustrating. I get it, they are growing, so DL and AA aren't interested in a partnership since they are essentially competitors (especially DL). But a lot of us that fly for business out of the Pacific NW counted on connecting on DL or AA flights and receive...

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by flybynight
Thu Dec 21, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12186

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

As an AS Gold, I find the recent changes frustrating. I get it, they are growing, so DL and AA aren't interested in a partnership since they are essentially competitors (especially DL). But a lot of us that fly for business out of the Pacific NW counted on connecting on DL or AA flights and receive ...

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM
Replies: 54
Views: 12186

Re: Alaska cuts ties with AF-KLM

It's interesting to see the movement in the industry right now with code shares, alliances and joint ventures. Big changes in the works globally. I wouldn't consider AS's movement to be a "big change"; it is a niche carrier with little impact on the airline world as a whole. Now if CX doe...

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380
Replies: 23
Views: 9155

Re: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380

Sooner787 wrote:
Hasn't LH been operating the 748I into SEA on occasion?


They are right now in fact.
Korean flies a cargo 747-8 daily as well. Plus several other 747's fly to SEA.

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380
Replies: 23
Views: 9155

Will SEA's upcoming upgrades include room for the A380

SEA is growing like a weed and changes are badly needed.
My understanding is that the upcoming expansion does not include modifications for the A380. Can anyone confirm?

I could see Emirates, BA and LH potentially flying A380's to SEA, especially in the summer.

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson
Replies: 38
Views: 14349

Re: New EK First Suite TV advert with Jeremy Clarkson

PPVLC wrote:
That was a very weird choice, such a controversial man, I personally think he's repulsive and I had to cut the sound to watch the video. Well, that's the world we live in...

Are you from Argentina perhaps? ;)

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

As I am thinking about this, one other reason to use smaller planes - seats are slimmer and their is less room. Airlines are cramming seats more closely into, say, a 787 then they did into a 747 20 years ago. Less legroom and shoulder room on a new 787 doesn't make for better air travel in my opinio...

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

Consensus at UA seems to be there were more than a few empty seats on the 744 flights. The 744 routes with most empty seats are likely to be replaced with 789s; Routes less empty seats A350s/777s. I am sure you're correct with this. My most recent experience with a 747 (several other flights with t...

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

Most airlines didn't use much more than 350 seats on 747s anyway... the B777-300ER, for example, can also carry similar amounts of seats. 747-800 ***747-8 ***777-300ER... You must be an English teacher. :) Boeing 777-300ER B777-300ER 773ER B773ER Really long Boeing plane with massive engines I thin...

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

Premium Passengers do not want to hub if avoidable. If you can bypass a hub, do so (fragmentation). If you must hub, hub one, avoid double (aka bridge) or trile hubbing. UA has made up seats by new routes.So have other airlines. The 744 was often bought for range with high fares making up for empty...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

One important reason here that is not to be overlooked, is that most of these large 747 fleets were built up at a time when there wasn't really any other choice if you wanted a long-range jet. In the 1970s and 80s, you practically only had a choice between the DC-10 and the 747, and in the late 80s...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

One important reason here that is not to be overlooked, is that most of these large 747 fleets were built up at a time when there wasn't really any other choice if you wanted a long-range jet. In the 1970s and 80s, you practically only had a choice between the DC-10 and the 747, and in the late 80s...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

Premium Passengers do not want to hub if avoidable. If you can bypass a hub, do so (fragmentation). If you must hub, hub one, avoid double (aka bridge) or trile hubbing. UA has made up seats by new routes.So have other airlines. The 744 was often bought for range with high fares making up for empty...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Re: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

Consensus at UA seems to be there were more than a few empty seats on the 744 flights. The 744 routes with most empty seats are likely to be replaced with 789s; Routes less empty seats A350s/777s. [twoid] I am sure you're correct with this. My most recent experience with a 747 (several other flight...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787
Replies: 60
Views: 8916

Replacing 747's with 777/350/330/787

Looking at all the various airlines that are replacing their 747's (and I guess one day A380's) with smaller planes, I can't stop wondering about the capacity gap. To a lesser degree this is also true for some 777's. First of all, I get it, the 787 uses a lot less fuel than an 747, even the 747-800....

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 12173

Re: Virgin Atlantic A330-300 and Egyptair 777 clip wing tips at JFK

I would imagine repairs will be done in a hanger somewhere at JFK. A fair amount of damage, especially on the 777. I always wondered what the protocol is with repairs like this?

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by flybynight
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15476

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

SEA is much larger than MSP or DEN, and the state of Washington has 1.5m+ more people than either Minnesota or Colorado. It also has a much larger business base and one that is more apt towards international travel. Best Buy and Target aren't flying people to Europe and Asia to the level that Micro...

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by flybynight
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15476

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

SEA is much larger than MSP or DEN, and the state of Washington has 1.5m+ more people than either Minnesota or Colorado. It also has a much larger business base and one that is more apt towards international travel. Best Buy and Target aren't flying people to Europe and Asia to the level that Micro...

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15476

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

The rich get richer. SEA has an insane amount of European service for its seize and economy. At some point that bubble has to start leaking. What is this based on? Per my previous post, Seattle metro is just under 4 million people. Ireland's total population, by the way is about 4.7 million. Some o...

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15476

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

BA operates 10-14 weekly LHR-SEA flights. I think that gives IAG pretty good insight into demand and almost certainly means that DUB-SEA is not a huge risk. It will be interesting to see if LHR-SEA is scaled back with the launch of DUB-SEA, allowing growth from LHR to another destination. Somehow I...

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many 727s still active?
Replies: 109
Views: 22429

Re: How many 727s still active?

When did the USPS retire their last ones? In fact, what are the flying as replacements?

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15476

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

Awesome news for Seattle! Hopefully they partner with Alaska! I do have to ask though, and I'm not saying this from a slightly jealous point of view, but at what point does the international air service bubble at SEA burst? There just seems to be a lot of capacity TATL and TPAC for a city the size ...

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by flybynight
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 15476

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

I do wonder if the likes of Crystal or Topflight have plans to use Aer Lingus to access the local ski resorts. Aer Lingus could use all the help they can get to keep the flights full through the winter. Have thought about using Seattle to access Whistler, but could the resorts outside Seattle be wo...

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by flybynight
Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon AIr - please retrofit window shades on your Q400
Replies: 1
Views: 757

Horizon AIr - please retrofit window shades on your Q400

I know some of the newer Q400 have them, but I am surprised AS hasn't spent a few dollars upgrading their older Q400's Very irritating on early morning flights heading, say south from Seattle, when you're trying for a few minutes of shut eye and the sun is glowing in your face. C;mon, step up Alaska...

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by flybynight
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Re: Should AS look at an East Coast hub

Some wide bodies could even be used on heavy routes like SEA-ANC.
I would put my money on AS going after the 797 in a few years.

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

I'd love to see 747-400s in pax config flying SEA/ANC. Might make non-reving a bit easier. If the price is right, you might just see new 767-300s flying SEAANC in AS livery.... ;) Now that would be cool! I bet the 787 would look great in Alaska colors. They would have to insist their 787's be built...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3788

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

What did they use before the 748? The 747-400 since ~2013, and before that, the A343 and A333. It was A333 until 2014ish IIRC, then it went A343, and late March/early April 2015 it went 744. Yup LH490 and 491. Daily 747's. At about the same time a similar 747 flies into and out of YVR, just 2 1/2 h...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: "Drunken woman with lighter causes disturbance on Sea-Tac flight, airline says" - AS flight from ANC
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Media: "Drunken woman with lighter causes disturbance on Sea-Tac flight, airline says" - AS flight from ANC

To quote Dean Wormer from Animal House - "Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life" Now I don't know if this lady was the first (and it wouldn't matter if she was), but she sure was the second two.. I am glad she wasn't charged by AS or the local police at SEA, but what are peopl...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Re: Should AS look at an East Coast hub

Looking back at the responses, I think a focus city might be a better idea should AS decide to tackle the East Coast. Would Cleveland be a possibility? I think it used to be a hub for CO back in the day. Close enough to the East Coast where all their planes could comfortably fly around (Cleveland -...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3788

Re: LH going 747-8 to SEA?

Due to the Air Berlin coverage, there has been a lot of short term capacity shifting to make up for the 747’s that are displaced. Also worth noting, YVR-MUC is A333, not A346. You're probably right, but I am 100% sure I've seen LH346's coming into YVR. Very easy to spot planes landing at YVR when t...

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by flybynight
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Re: Should AS look at an East Coast hub

Looking back at the responses, I think a focus city might be a better idea should AS decide to tackle the East Coast. Would Cleveland be a possibility? I think it used to be a hub for CO back in the day. Close enough to the East Coast where all their planes could comfortably fly around (Cleveland - ...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH going 747-8 to SEA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3788

LH going 747-8 to SEA?

According to Flightradar it seems that Lufthansa is starting to use the newer 748 to Seattle, Is this just a temporary scheduling situation, or is SEA to get 748's on a more regular bases?
It would be interesting to see the A346 come in as well, like they do to YVR from Munich.

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Alaska can focus all the resources on West Coast and make it a fortress. They are already doing that It does not have enough resources to compete with US3 nationwide. With only West Coast to worry about, it can fight effectively against US3 in its home turf. By virtue of securing the west, AS will ...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

The next logical move for AS would be international flights out of SEA/PDX/LAX, both TATL and TPAC. I mean, why not? They already have an extensive domestic network at those hubs and they wind up putting countless passengers on other airlines to 'finish the job'. AS could probably get a fantastic d...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Nobody considering Honolulu? I see it as more likely that Alaska set up an interisland operation in Hawaii, than for them to just set up an east coast hub out of thin air. Alaska seems to like building up focus cities over time, and I see that as the smartest way to expand. I could see them slowly ...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?
Replies: 199
Views: 23209

Re: Which city may become JAL’s next international destination?

I think SEA can handle one more Tokyo flight. Maybe a 788

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

I think a focus city would be good AS, I agree. If not Boston, I agree maybe a little further west, like Cincinnati Pittsburg perhaps. In fairness I didn't say it had to be Boston, it was just a suggested city, for all your armchair QB's who like to pounce. And maybe AS will just focus on the west c...

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by flybynight
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10285

Should AS look at an East Coast hub

For Alaska to continue to grow I keep wondering if a stronger East Coast presence is needed. Can that even happen today. But then again why not. Delta certainly came into Seattle and setup a hub. Maybe Boston would be a good choice since it isn't a strong hub city. This might be more than AS can bit...

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by flybynight
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD90's
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: DL MD90's

We do get a few 717's here in Seattle though.
Doesn't AA occasionally fly and MD80 over here too?

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