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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Will AS get the "slots" to operate a morning SEA and/or PDX departure to JFK and an evening return?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
I would love to see additional frequencies to JFK, from SEA, after this enhancement to better connect with the European banks of flights.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
[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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
In the US, I could see ANA flying to DEN (for UA) or LAS.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
reltney wrote:Spirit pulls out of Cuba.....
Who cares........ That's the spirit........
I think mostly 737/A32X equipment.
I hope AS will hold on to their LAX-HAV service.
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post