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
1). DL doesn't fly SFO-NRT, nor has it for several years. You would simply fly LAX-SFO-ICN (DL -> KE) 2). I do not buy that LAX, SFO, SEA were ALL sold out in J, especially when LAX and SFO have multiple KE flights a day. To wrap this back and forth up - you proved my point that only avgeeks will b...Jump to post
You have multiple SkyTeam options from the west coast to ICN. If you're so loyal to ST how do you not know this? Do you see why you might be delusional now? LAX-ICN, SFO-ICN, LAS-ICN, SEA-ICN (DL & KE), YVR-ICN. You don't need to fly back to DTW to stay loyal to ST. That is my argument - you ar...Jump to post
Someone above made a blanket statement along the lines of how a Seattle-based OneWorld passenger would never fly to Asia via ORD. I guess that a.net member has access to every single record locator number. Lol! But anyway, I'm a Los Angeles-based Skyteam Passenger and I can recall on six different ...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
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.
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.
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.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
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...Jump to post
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