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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: 94
Views: 16688

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: 94
Views: 16688

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: 34
Views: 4047

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
Mon May 29, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 143
Views: 28935

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

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...

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 29, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 143
Views: 28935

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

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...

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by wedgetail737
Sun May 28, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 143
Views: 28935

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

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 ...

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by wedgetail737
Sun May 28, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America receives first A321neo
Replies: 91
Views: 18670

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: 6550

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: 43
Views: 6220

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: 43
Views: 6220

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: 14620

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: 14620

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: 14620

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: 83
Views: 9036

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: 7831

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: 8421

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: 3241

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: 3757

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: 3757

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: 3241

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: 2875

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: 3879

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: 13556

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: 10890

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: 6592

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: 6592

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: 237
Views: 36039

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: 10335

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: 9001

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: 9001

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: 12933

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: 9001

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: 6386

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: 6386

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: 12892

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: 16533

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: 3433

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: 143
Views: 28935

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: 90
Views: 15172

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: 143
Views: 28935

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: 8022

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: 3438

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: 8022

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: 8022

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: 8022

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: 8022

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: 2272

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: 1693

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: 5754

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: 3356

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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