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by wedgetail737
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Drops San Diego After 2 Months...and LH Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: Condor Drops San Diego After 2 Months...and LH Announcement

It makes sense that Condor would leave after the end of the summer season, since I'm sure that was the intent. It took a while for Condor to fly year-round SEA-FRA...I'm sure the AS partnership helped. And that is with LH competition.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321neo
Replies: 47
Views: 5942

Re: HA adds PDX-OGG, on A321

It looks like a significant reduction in available seats to Hawaii our of OAK. Although, the A321 interior looks pretty nice.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Level to USA
Replies: 25
Views: 4028

Re: Level to USA

Jayafe wrote:
bfitzflyer wrote:
Make that OAK for both DY and Level


I am referring to official company ads, they fly to "cities", not airports. LCC style


Oakland is a "city." But your technically correct. In the past, they used to call out Oakland/San Francisco.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will QR launch SEA?
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: When will QR launch SEA?

I don't think SEA is large enough to support another ME3 carrier. EK hasn't reinstated the morning flight.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Delta CSeries Routes
Replies: 99
Views: 19331

Re: Potential Delta CSeries Routes

It would be cool to fly something new along the west coast when it starts up. But I still like flying on the 717's.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy
Replies: 66
Views: 15723

Re: Japan Airlines outlines A350 strategy

Sounds like Aeroflot...we need to get rid of our 777's because they're too big. So lets order some 777-300ER's. I predict the same thing here. JL may find the A350 to be too small to fulfill all their needs. But I definitely could be wrong.

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by wedgetail737
Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?
Replies: 72
Views: 13174

Re: Is DL slowing down their SEA expansion?

Seriously? Because they are far more efficient with substantially more range. The only thing similar to a 717 is size. :checkmark: Besides, the 717 isn't being replaced by the C-Series. There may come a time when that is the case, but for now, all indications are of the 717s shifting eastward to AT...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last A340 operator
Replies: 56
Views: 10240

Re: Last A340 operator

How about Air Tahiti Nui?

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by wedgetail737
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India adds LAX
Replies: 53
Views: 7071

Re: Air India adds LAX

I think it will have more impact on Etihad and Qatar. The increase in AI service at SFO spelled the end of Etihad service there.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Pulling Out of STS
Replies: 17
Views: 3162

Re: G4 Pulling Out of STS

I think that the area has too affluent pax to fly on G4, or the ones that would are too used to using SFO or OAK for the more options, especially if something goes haywire. I don't believe that's a real thing. You can't be too affluent to fly G4 and then go get on a Q400. But that's why QX is succe...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Pulling Out of STS
Replies: 17
Views: 3162

Re: G4 Pulling Out of STS

So maybe we now know why AAG didn't start STS-LAS. Instead they seem to be doing very well sticking with their daily intra-CA routes (to LAX, SAN, SNA) and to the PNW at both PDX and SEA. In fact, I wonder if AS might even add a couple more flights/routes out of Santa Rosa? bb AS used to have STS-L...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17189

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

that's why their investors put the carrier up for sale. No, the time was ripe for the investors to make a killing, and that they did. They weren't looking to make a killing; they just wanted out with as much of their investment intact as possible. They just happened to "get while the gettin' w...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17189

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

AS is releasing photos of their new SEA lounge in for Concourse C. The article is a bunch of publicity stills, but what made it worth sharing was, as the author points out, there is absolutely no attempt to integrate anything VX into this space. Given that this is a flagship space, and given that w...

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 48
Views: 9060

Re: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

A.net truly does fascinate me. So many detailed answers to questions I did not ask ;) TG will have Cat I status restored - they've had it before and will have it again. They are in revenue projection mode, and its between SFO and SEA (either via ICN). I know this to be factual as it comes to me fro...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US
Replies: 48
Views: 9060

Re: Thai Airways (TG) returning to the US

BKK is just a crappy hub for North America. TG either has to operate money-bleeding ULH routes to be competitive on duration and stops or have to offer money-losing discounts to draw passengers on 2-stop journeys beyond BKK. Why should I fly TG SFO-ICN-BKK-HKT when I can fly SFO-HKG-HKT on CX or SF...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK
Replies: 77
Views: 11676

Re: OAG Changes 6/11/2017:AS Drops SLC-SJC, DL Drops ATL-BJX, DL Adds MSP-AUA, F9 Trims CVG/DEN, NK

AS LAX-MRY AUG 0.8>0.1 DL retaliation finally unwinding *AS SJC-SLC AUG 1.0>0.1 SEP 1.0>0 OCT 1.0>0 NOV 1.0>0 DEC 1.0>0 JAN 1.0>0 FEB 1.0>0 I agree with the responders that SJC-SLC going away was not much of a surprise. I was hoping MRY would perform better over the years.and I'm still hoping for SE...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?
Replies: 148
Views: 16193

Re: Should Delta Add More Trans-Pacific Flights Out of Seattle?

Funny that some of the same people on here arguing that using the 763 isn't an indicator of profitability have said that RJs don't belong on routes...if a route is being flown by a RJ instead of a 739, does that mean the route is doing poorly, and does it reflect on the airline any differently? Any...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Lakes Drops MOD, SCK, CLD Plans
Replies: 16
Views: 1813

Re: Great Lakes Drops MOD, SCK, CLD Plans

I always thought MOD and SCK were good candidates for Q400 service, especially now that QX is taking delivery of E-175's. But, maybe not.

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by wedgetail737
Tue May 30, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 20434

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

Are we going to see yet another livery update at AS? The new marketing (internet ads, bay to breakers) relies heavily on gradient not featured in any of ASs other brand materials. Could Chester be going away to appeal to Californians? Nope. The new livery is here to stay, and the marketing material...

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 29, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos
Replies: 108
Views: 20434

Re: AS to fly VX A320s through 2024, will take all A321neos

It sounds more like an airline that will leave its options open and get the best aircraft/pricing that is available down the road when they need to decide. Agreed. And by 2024, I am certain Alaska and jetBlue will announce a merger to create the 5th largest U.S. carrier, which will lead to a mixed ...

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 29, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th
Replies: 69
Views: 11544

Re: CMH "Exciting Announcement" May 30th

I would imagine SEA-CMH would be a new mainline destination, since the 175's do not have the range. Maybe, there will also be CMH-SFO or LAX as well as SEA.

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by wedgetail737
Sun May 28, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 96
Views: 21140

Re: Virgin America receives first A321neo

If AS adds the A321NEO's to SEA, my guess is that they would fly the SEA-DCA and SEA-LAX routes.

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by wedgetail737
Sat May 27, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today
Replies: 32
Views: 6771

Re: Inaugural PDX-LHR flight today

For the first time ever Portland, Oregon will finally be connected to the U.K by Delta. No more transferring at SEA! You make SEA sound like the it's worst connecting complex ever!. In terms of DL, SEA is very easy for connections considering where DL parks relative to all the other international d...

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by wedgetail737
Thu May 25, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 9143

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

frequency? start dates? thanks panamair for the info! Looks like daily for both SEA and PDX so far. SEA starting Nov 1 while PDX starts Dec 1. the times posted are from later in the winter. Schedules are slightly different for Nov/Dec but they are still evening/red-eye flights... Great competitive ...

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by wedgetail737
Wed May 24, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017
Replies: 52
Views: 9143

Re: AM/DL to add 5 new US-MX routes in fall 2017

Hopefully, this time AM will be successful. AM briefly serve SEA-MEX a few years ago with a 737-700.

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 22, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 15028

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

It was reported on KOMO News (local news to the Puget Sound area) that the city of Mukilteo still has a chance to block this whole deal...although slim. Also, the number of flights is capped at 21.

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by wedgetail737
Fri May 19, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 15028

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

I suspect that upwards of a dozen gates ought to be planned or at least expansion planned. Two is laughingly low. Alaska, Delta, Southwest are all likely to want connections to the rest of their networks. Res intercontinental, it only takes a few flights to hubs to make it convenient to anyone nort...

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by wedgetail737
Thu May 18, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field
Replies: 121
Views: 15028

Re: New Alaska Airlines Flying from Paine Field

The big question, it seems to me, regards Paine connecting to international flights. Is it easier to go to SeaTac, hence to Europe, or Paine to a northern tier airport (Detroit, Chicago, even Boston), and then to Europe. Well done one stop comes close to non stop in convenience and possibly better ...

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by wedgetail737
Thu May 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA...those upgrades are really needed
Replies: 93
Views: 10838

Re: SEA...those upgrades are really needed

In Seattle, us locals never say 'the 5.' In LA, yes, but in Seattle, it's just I-5, or I-405, never 'the' in front of it. One of our many quirks. A southern access point to the freeways is going to occur with the continuation it SR-509 to I-5, intersecting around Kent/DesMoines road. https://www.ws...

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by wedgetail737
Sun May 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS
Replies: 39
Views: 8027

Re: OAG Changes 5/7/2017: DL Adds JFK-PWM, NK Cuts Fall Capacity with Frequency, SK Reduces BOS

Enilria...despite all of the bickering between AS and DL here. DL has really ramped up SEA activity and probably had a hand at building up all the competition...not just with AS, but with many other airlines old and new. I had this epiphany when I arrived from BOI on a Q400 and kind of looked aroun...

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by wedgetail737
Sat May 06, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year
Replies: 52
Views: 8570

Re: LEVEL in CDG and FCO next year

Additional Level service would be awesome, but can OAK handle to onslaught of international service? When I was at OAK, WN was using Gate 1 and Norwegian had to juggle between the Oslo and Copenhagen between Gates 3 and 5. On the back side of the FIS building, there is a door with a ramp, which was ...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS & VX to combine JFK ops in terminal 7 by Q4 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3297

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

Will AS get the "slots" to operate a morning SEA and/or PDX departure to JFK and an evening return?

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by wedgetail737
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 3852

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

Seems to me that Western Airlines wouldn't be a bad choice if Alaska ever chose to rebrand itself. If Alaska ever chose to rebrand, "Virgin America" would be a much better choice. ;) Alaska will be paying that name for years! And Alaska would have to pay royalties to the Virgin brand. The...

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by wedgetail737
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?
Replies: 45
Views: 3852

Re: Will the Western Airlines brand be revived by a new LCC in the Western United States?

I know a little off the subject, but I think if Alaska were to change its name to a more national/international generic name, I would hope they would resurrect Jet America.

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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: 21
Views: 3297

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: 2908

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: 35
Views: 4382

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: 102
Views: 13802

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: 84
Views: 11041

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: 6758

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: 6758

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: 238
Views: 37468

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: 10562

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: 9098

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: 9098

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: 13164

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: 9098

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: 32
Views: 7879

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: 32
Views: 7879

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: 100
Views: 13065

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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