AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4149 times:
Yes, Alaska has a very loyal following in the Pacific Northwest and trying to beat the cabin service of NW and UA's once a week 757 should be a non-factor and since DL and TZ doesn't fly the route why are they in the discussion?
i think one thing that is holding back Alaska is their aircraft, if im not mistaken they said they were going to serve Hawaii with the 738's?, if so during the winter months the jetstream might affect Alaska's loads, not that theyre the only ones using the 738's as ATA flies them from the Mainland to Hawaii as well. I think Alaska is one of the "better" airlines.
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
Pualani From United States of America, joined May 2004, 302 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4105 times:
Am I the only one who knows there is a spellcheck feature when writing posts .....?
I think someone forgot to mention that Hawaiian is also in the market. It will be interesting to see if we can maintain the loyal customer base we have built over the years. Will passengers want to fly 738 when Hawaiian has at times 3 widebody flights a day ? While AS does have a good service, I think our service plus the benefit of flying a widebody will keep us as the 1# carrier SEA-HNL and OGG. AS will for sure lower the yields in the market.
ANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4078 times:
AS will survive in Hawaii.
They won't take any business from the HA Charters, but I see NW getting their asses handed to them with their seasonal 757 service soley based on NW vice AS cabin service. Any fool knows AS cabin service is far superior to NW. Price may be the only reason anyone chooses NW over AS.
I'll stick with the HA Charters via Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays for my Hawaii trips. . . . just can't beat HAs crews on that trip.