When Mokulele tried the E-170 flights, they were a partner of Alaska Airlines. Along with a lot of people here, AS is not going to do inter-island. However, why couldn't AS enter some sort of alliance with Island Air. Island Air recently received the Q400 (for the second time).Jump to post
I don't think there is a whole lot of demand for Central and South America except for tourism. But I think Alaska's partnerships along with other airlines already take up any sort of demand from SEA. The only Latin America service I see is expanded service from Volaris to maybe MEX or the reinstatem...Jump to post
They need to really get some flights down into Carlsbad (CLD). Those E-175's or Q400's are a good fit for the short 4900' runway and complimenting the SAN intra-state flights to SJC, SFO and SMF. As gates start running tight at Lindbergh, this would be the best way to expand, plus a great way to ge...Jump to post
My biggest gripe with SEA is the lack of support for international flights. I know they are currently renovating and fixing the whole customs/immigration hall and modernizing everything. There is a ton of domestic traffic at SEA, and it's a busy airport, but the international connections pale to YV...Jump to post
I think it's a matter of time before SEA-DSM gets announced on an E175. Why? AS would have no feed on the DSM end, there's no significant SEA-DSM traffic, and other Pacific NW to DSM passengers don't have to backtrack if they connect on UA thru DEN. It might be a route worth trying only when WN lea...Jump to post
Southwest seems to be reducing service to SEA incrementally, even though they have gained a gate or two in the B concourse. On the other hand, I think other airlines including Spirit, Alaska and Delta will continue to grow beyond what has been announced thus far. I also think we'll see a few additio...Jump to post
I'm surprised with the 319. Looking at the summer schedule out of SEA the 319 is a mainline odd-ball. Actually, it's a good move on DL's part to start the service with the A319. These come equipped with AVOD IFE, where the A320s do not, nor do the M90s. If the demand is there, DL will upgauge these...Jump to post
Two interesting that I saw... (1) The Mokulele service to both IPL and SMX have been in place for some time now. They aren't new...unless I'm missing something. And (2) It seems like WN is further reducing service at SEA, but they ended up with one or two additional gates at B-Concourse.Jump to post
As for the primary question of why xyz doesn't serve SEA , in the case of Cathay in particular look just above the 48th where a rather large Cantonese migrant population has settled before and after the UK handing Victoria Island back to Beijing two decades ago. I used to think that if an airline b...Jump to post
Hmm....guess it makes sense, if DL is determined to continue the evolution of SEA as it's anchor TPAC gateway. The big 3 are all on busy routes like ORD-LGA-ORD, so this may work. My concern is that ORD POS to Asia will largely be captured by UA/AA and their alliance partners so opportunities may b...Jump to post
We will see JL and CX serve SEA soon, and QR will serve SEA within 5 years. Really? - As others have said, JL already faces pressure from both NH and DL, both of which seem to dominate the market on either side of the pond. - CX already has a lot of traffic in YVR, and it may not be profitable to f...Jump to post
Disappointed that they will be flying to OAK instead of SFO (according to flylevel.com). They probably got a good incentive deal to fly OAK over SFO. Also, if they are competing against Norwegian, then OAK should be the battleground. True, plus OAK seems to attract the LCC's. SFO international can ...Jump to post
Disappointed that they will be flying to OAK instead of SFO (according to flylevel.com). They probably got a good incentive deal to fly OAK over SFO. Also, if they are competing against Norwegian, then OAK should be the battleground. OAK is a cheaper airport to operate at than SFO, but I don't thin...Jump to post
sfjeff wrote:Disappointed that they will be flying to OAK instead of SFO (according to flylevel.com).
Level will be serving OAK...not SFO, according to their website.Jump to post
atcpeter wrote:FLYKTPA wrote:atcpeter wrote:AS just announced PDX-MCO on their Twitter...
The first flight is today. The route was announced months ago.
Whoops, my bad. I knew that seemed overly familiar already.
Oct. 18 Albuquerque-San Diego 2:55 p.m. 3:53 p.m. Daily Oct. 18 San Diego-Albuquerque 4:35 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Daily Where is the plane coming from? I believe that's coming from either PDX-ABQ or SFO-ABQ. I know that one of those will turn to be the SNA-ABQ flight. Flyiguy said "Look for DAL to stay...Jump to post
I guess some airlines were looking for instant success with their flights.Jump to post
knope2001 wrote:E175 nonstop from SAN to MSP, OMA, MCI, ABQ, STL, AUS
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/alaska-ai ... 00065.html
So much for any chance of expansion and opening SEA.Jump to post
Wedgetail737: I totally understand where your coming from. While I may work for another airline- Alaska is my #1 choice. Their customer service is consistent and top notch in my opinion. I truely enjoy flying with them. What I'd ask of you and anyone is just to be patient. There may be hiccups alon...Jump to post
Hi SanFan! Thank You for your post and welcome note! I've been an avid fan/ reader for years so it's about time I joined! I always love when announcements involved SAN (originally In from there) and was hoping you'd see my post! :) While I'm a FA and wouldn't trade my job for anything, I also have ...Jump to post
I think QX will be receiving their E-175's in quite a hurry...sounds like it anyway. AS has got to put those airplanes somewhere...meanwhile employing the Q400's on existing routes. So much for "E175s are more economical than Q400s on routes over 400 miles," as was announced with the orde...Jump to post
Delta used to fly HNL-DFW L1011-500 DL used L-1011-500's on the ATL-HNL route as well. In the early to mid 90's both of these flights were almost always on the L-1011-250 (295 seats) They had to be because the L-1011-500 was the only aircraft with the range. The L-1011-500 was a treat. I flew it on...Jump to post
*AS LAX-MRY SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0
Maybe this is just a seasonal adjustment. But I guess MRY is not doing that well...that's too bad.
Q wrote:Delta used to fly HNL-DFW L1011-500. Don't forget DFW was used to Delta's hub long time ago.
Another thing I would like to see if AS is longing for CA domination is some regional stuff like the good ol' days of West Air, Pacific Coast Air or to a smaller extent, Wings West and Stateswest Arilines...if you catch what I mean. But I'm sure this is a REALLY long shot.Jump to post
With QX obtaining at least 30 E-175's over time, I think we could see what you suggested as well as OAK-SNA. Like AS was a pro in the past, the E-175's could do something like PDX-OAK-SAN or PDX-OAK-SNA. I still would love to see AS/QX continue to open smaller communities like SEA/LAX-SCK, SAN-MRY-...Jump to post
b6sea wrote:If I'm not mistaken, most of DL's Hawaii network, esp. to the West Coast, was inherited from NW. Good to see them expanding it.
I wouldn't be at all surprised to see AAG begin OAK-SAN/LAX, possibly still this year. I think it's a natural next move on their California growth plan. The 2 routes are among WN's largest intra-state runs (frequency-wise) and OAK-SAN is still a WN monopoly, with ~11-12 daily r/t! Now that AAG has ...Jump to post
That pretty has DL flying to all major HI destinations from SEA, along with AS. I believe all or at least most of the HI flights from SEA are flown with 757 equipment. There might be some 737-800 or -900ER flights too periodically.Jump to post
Jet-lagged wrote: Two of those new flights are red-eyes. Maybe they'll be successful, but that detracts from the attractiveness of the announcement for me. I understand, but for some of us a red eye is actually preferable. For example, I like the idea of arriving at my destination early and hitting ...Jump to post
What I found interesting is that Alaska stated the Airbus airplanes are the ideal airplanes for north/south routes whereas the 737's are better for East/West routes. However, most of the east/west expansion are being flown with airbus airplanes. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with existing flying re...Jump to post
This service will prove that STS can definitely handle mainline aircraft physically. How the STS-MSP route will do has yet to be seen. The main runway at STS is LONGER than that of SNA. So it shouldn't be a problem. With SY coming, there will be no further airlines coming to STS until the expansion...Jump to post
I was hoping AA would bring OAK-ORD and OAK-DFW back.Jump to post
I think STL makes sense given the emerging tech scene. Might be able to siphon traffic away from WN's OAK / SFO routes and UA's SFO flights. I see where you are coming from on this with the tech stuff. I'm just not sure if there is enough demand on top of the Bay Area routes already from STL. I als...Jump to post
Well, starting in mid August until December is not what I would call summer seasonal lol. Also, SY does not have the contract to serve the Wendover (ENV) area casinos. I really don't see a big draw for MSP area folks for Sonoma County to warrant nonstop service. Who's calling the them "summer&...Jump to post
I'm hoping AS opens a well-rounded selection of cities involving mainline, E-175 and Q400's. For instance, the mainline cities could be those that go to BOS or BWI. E-175 flights could go to ONT, LAS or PSP. Lastly, the Q400 routes could include RDM or MFR Maybe we'll see the re-introduction of serv...Jump to post
I think these are both viable summer seasonal routes, although STS is going to require a lot of marketing push as it's unlikely many people in the MSP area know about that airport. And yes, once someone publishes the schedule we can see if there's extended "ground time" at AUS or STS, ind...Jump to post