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by wedgetail737
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2399

Re: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017

I would love to see additional frequencies to JFK, from SEA, after this enhancement to better connect with the European banks of flights.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS and DY duke it out at SEA: Who will win?
Replies: 13
Views: 2758

Re: VS and DY duke it out at SEA: Who will win?

I think the two will do fine. VS has enough time to make a name for itself until DY starts in the Fall (well, very late summer). With the DL hub here and the Virgin name (over DL), I think VS has a grand opportunity. If VS flew from here on its own, without DL support, I think it would be a differen...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Southeast Asia - USA Market
Replies: 34
Views: 3732

Re: The Southeast Asia - USA Market

I recall TG president stating that when they return to the North American market, they plan to fly to either YVR or SEA. But they have no desire to re-enter the LAX market. Another airline that once had aspirations for fly to SEA was PR. But it seems that has been sidelined.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports in desperate need of more gates
Replies: 69
Views: 7357

Re: Airports in desperate need of more gates

SEA really needs international gates. The N concourse construction is well underway.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.
Replies: 70
Views: 9057

Re: SFO 5hr delay to arrivals.

[threeid][/threeid] SJC is objectively a better airport for the Bay Area. Now with ANA and BA in SJC, the only excuse to use SFO is VX/AS or Star miles Then you have fight 10 hours of 101 traffic to get to downtown SF. Does Cal Train run between SJC and downtown SF? If so, that would be ok. OAK is a...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 6319

Re: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia

I can see them launching MIA Unfortunately I don't think MIA is in the cards for NH. NH is a strong Star Alliance member tied closely to UA. If AA/JL don't fly MIA-NRT, doubtful they would add MIA. NH flies to both SJC and SEA...neither of those airports are strong Star Alliance destinations. I'm n...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 6319

Re: ANA considering new destinations in Central Europe and Australia

In the US, I could see ANA flying to DEN (for UA) or LAS.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 187
Views: 29275

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

SEA flight being moved to DEN? International route announcement being held downtown today. I thought having 2x daily SEA-DXB was way too much in the first place. I would guess that the early morning departure will be the one cut for the foreseeable future. That will become an opportunity for anothe...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA
Replies: 69
Views: 10009

Re: Compass Airlines relocating all pilots, other jobs to LAX & SEA

I was wondering if this move means Compass will take some of SkyWest's CR7 and CR9 routes from SEA, as well as LAX...like SEA-SIT, SEA-EUG, and even the shorter SEA-YVR and SEA-Victoria.

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by wedgetail737
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8895

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

reltney wrote:
Spirit pulls out of Cuba.....

Who cares........ That's the spirit........

Next


Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8895

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

I think mostly 737/A32X equipment.

I hope AS will hold on to their LAX-HAV service.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN
Replies: 124
Views: 12721

Re: AS adds DAL-SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN

My god, if AS has such a horrible product then why are they one of the most profitable airlines in the world? You'd think that customers would be booking away from them in droves if they were so sub-standard but somehow they keep growing and providing horrible service to more and more destinations....

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba
Replies: 52
Views: 8895

Re: Spirit is the next airline to pull out of Cuba

You will probably see all these airlines come back, in 2-5 years when there is actually a market to support all these US-Cuba flights. Airlines jumped the gun a little without waiting for the demand to be there. 2-5 seems a little quick. I'd say by 2025-2028. (¿¿¿ Also, since when is Spirit South F...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont's First Transcons Launched with Brand New 727-200ERs
Replies: 29
Views: 6292

Re: Piedmont's First Transcons Launched with Brand New 727-200ERs

Piedmont never flew the 734s transcon and AFAIR US didn't either.

No...but they did fly 734's out to the west coast. I flew one on the OAK-SAN-PHX-CLT route.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont's First Transcons Launched with Brand New 727-200ERs
Replies: 29
Views: 6292

Re: Piedmont's First Transcons Launched with Brand New 727-200ERs

I flew Piedmont once on a 727-200 from CLT to SFO. They were one of my favorite airlines hands-down, along with Air Cal and Reno Air. They had a nice interior, very friendly and interactive flight attendants, excellent service and good legroom in coach. I remember on the flight to SFO that the 727-2...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 96
Views: 11793

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

AS announces service SEA/PDX/SJC/SAN-DAL with e175s and a320s. https://alaskaairblog.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/new-routes_4-12-17-e1491975261584.jpg https://blog.alaskaair.com/destinations/more-to-love-dal/ Additionally: "This summer, Airbus 320 jets will be replaced with Embraer 175 jets on...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW
Replies: 172
Views: 16178

Re: Norwegian announces DEN-LGW and SEA-LGW

RWA380 wrote:
We are booked on the inaugural SEA-LGW flight in Premium & I'm driving us up from Portland the night before. I need to find a hotel with a covered & secure & a 24/7 patrolled lot.


Did you get the inaugural tickets at the inaugural price?

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by wedgetail737
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline
Replies: 20
Views: 3365

Re: Delta to remove planned Sat 717 LAX-YVR service, becomes all A319 mainline

Loud? 717? The front of a 717 is the quietest ride in the narrowbody fleet at Delta these days.

I think the MD-90 is quieter up front than the 717.

I've noticed DL bring more and more A319's to the west coast.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 94
Views: 17368

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

Wouldn't it be a bit overkill for JL to launch SEA? That'd be 3 airlines operating SEA-NRT, which seems way too saturated. Would JL consider SEA-HND? There used to be three airlines to NRT...DL, NH and UA. But we know long that lasted. Right now, the SEA-ICN has KE, DL and Asiana. DL's SEA-HND was ...

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by wedgetail737
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Lease B787-9
Replies: 67
Views: 11370

Re: Air India to Lease B787-9

I would imagine SEA would be too small of a market for AI.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 94
Views: 17368

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

As much as I would love to see JL at SEA, I don't think it will happen more to do with available gate space at peak hours, even though they have a partnership with AS. But they could surprise/delight us with a SEA-NRT announcement at the end of this month.

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by wedgetail737
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 7880

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

As for HA, they are milking profit as much as they can from the milkrun LAX-HNL and SAN-HNL runs. When AQ went out of business, I am sure that they took a look at the SNA-Hawaii runs and realized that profit was easier if they went to OAK, which they started soon after AQ and TZ went out of busines...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heard that DL to dehub MSP
Replies: 13
Views: 3377

Re: Heard that DL to dehub MSP

Maybe a better joke would be DL is giving up on SEA or AS is waiving the white flag at SEA after DL's attack. Or they plan to relaunch a hub at MEM. The last I heard is Alaska Airlines is going to retire both the Virgin America name and the Alaska name to be called Jet America. It will move its bas...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 7880

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

Web500sjc wrote:
SNA and LGB are slot restricted by the local airport athourity for noise issues.

LGA, JFK, and DCA are slot restricted by the FAA due to capacity issues.


I don't know too much about LGB, but are you sure SNA is slot-restricted just because of noise abatement? I'm not too sure about that.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 7880

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

I know given slots at SNA are at a premium. What slots? There are only 3 airports in the US that are slot restricted and SNA is not one of them. SNA limits the number of flights (and I think passengers) that airlines can fly thought the airport each day/year. While you are correct there are only 3 ...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 7880

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

Apparently, the bottom line is that SNA-Hawaii is NOT profitable. AQ went bankrupt and liquidated...that doesn't count. CO/UA tried it...and apparently it was not profitable...so they pulled it. It seems pretty obvious that special ETOPS 737-700's is not worth the effort. AQ going Ch7 had nothing t...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?
Replies: 74
Views: 7880

Re: Why no SNA-Hawaii Non-stop?

Apparently, the bottom line is that SNA-Hawaii is NOT profitable. AQ went bankrupt and liquidated...that doesn't count. CO/UA tried it...and apparently it was not profitable...so they pulled it. It seems pretty obvious that special ETOPS 737-700's is not worth the effort.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji to go year around to SFO
Replies: 9
Views: 2224

Re: Fiji to go year around to SFO

With AS as a partner to Fiji Airways, this is good news. Two major gateways to choose from.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

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...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/26/2017: 7Q to BIM; UA Drops FNTEWR; AY Cuts MIA; UE Opens Base at LUK With FRJ Equipment
Replies: 40
Views: 5674

Re: OAG Changes 3/26/2017: 7Q to BIM; UA Drops FNTEWR; AY Cuts MIA; UE Opens Base at LUK With FRJ Equipment

EK SEA-DXB MAY 2>1.7 JUN 2>1.7 Kinda silently waiting for something similar to happen at BOS. It would be a thought to collapse 2x 77W flights into one A380, but DXB-BOS is carrying too many passengers each day for that to happen. Maybe a smaller 77L For the morning and bigger 77W at night is the r...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/QX Hawaii Interisland Flying?
Replies: 15
Views: 3315

Re: AS/QX Hawaii Interisland Flying?

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).

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by wedgetail737
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

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...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new destinations
Replies: 30
Views: 4185

Re: Alaska Airlines new destinations

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...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

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...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10726

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

Here's a question for you all. Will DL continue to support SEA has a hub when the airline industry goes south and the airlines like DL start to bleed red ink? My thought is that DL will be history in SEA as a hub.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines new destinations
Replies: 30
Views: 4185

Re: Alaska Airlines new destinations

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...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta future routes from Seattle
Replies: 52
Views: 7675

Re: Delta future routes from Seattle

The addition of 3X SEA-ORD, DL will use as much gate resources it can. There could be some minor expansion...but nothing too significant.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac Air Service Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1615

Re: Seatac Air Service Discussion

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...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10726

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

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...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9152

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

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.

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by wedgetail737
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

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...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adding SEA-ORD
Replies: 97
Views: 10726

Re: DL adding SEA-ORD

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...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle
Replies: 26
Views: 4003

Re: Future of OneWorld presence in Seattle

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...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1
Replies: 85
Views: 19247

Re: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1

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 ...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1
Replies: 85
Views: 19247

Re: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1

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...

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by wedgetail737
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1
Replies: 85
Views: 19247

Re: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1

sfjeff wrote:
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.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1
Replies: 85
Views: 19247

Re: IAG Low Cost to LAX,SFO,EZE and PUJ from BCN start the July 1

Level will be serving OAK...not SFO, according to their website.

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by wedgetail737
Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15481

Re: More new AS Routes!

atcpeter wrote:
FLYKTPA wrote:
atcpeter wrote:
AS just announced PDX-MCO on their Twitter...
[link]https://twitter.com/alaskaair/status/842371564687433728[/link]


The first flight is today. The route was announced months ago.


Whoops, my bad. I knew that seemed overly familiar already.


Yep...I'm doing the reverse segment next month...MCO-PDX.

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by wedgetail737
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15481

Re: More new AS Routes!

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...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More new AS Routes!
Replies: 155
Views: 15481

Re: More new AS Routes!

I wonder if AS will reapply for SAN-DCA when the next opportunity arises.

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