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Topic: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: netjetsintl
Posted 2010-07-29 06:23:10 and read 2605 times.

Looks like the service will be 3X week (subject to approval).... they've built a strong network from the west coast to Mexico

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Alaska...ew-prnews-2420387142.html?x=0&.v=1

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: a330300
Posted 2010-07-29 06:38:59 and read 2578 times.

Hopefully AS will be able to market this new service and utilize their strong brand in CA to fully support this service. F9 tried this route along coupled with SMF-SJD service a few years back with the 319 and pulled out after just a few months.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: Airport
Posted 2010-07-29 06:41:45 and read 2572 times.

Always great to see additional SJC service with AS. Admittedly I got really excited and then a smidge of disappointment after initially misreading the title as "San Jose, CR (Costa Rica)" -- I would love to see SJO on the AS network.

But still, SJC-SJD is neat.  

Cheers,
Anthony/Airport

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: SJC30L
Posted 2010-07-29 09:06:32 and read 2426 times.

That's great news!!! Alaska seems to be putting more and more focus on SJC. SJC could really use the business with the new Terminal B opening.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: LAXintl
Posted 2010-07-29 09:08:36 and read 2424 times.

Quoting netjetsintl (Thread starter):
they've built a strong network from the west coast to Mexico

Well to be fair, the network is only about 60% of what 2-3 years ago. AS has shrunk Mexico flying alot.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: SANFan
Posted 2010-07-29 09:24:23 and read 2391 times.

Great to see more service for SJC -- international at that! -- and additional Mexico routes for AS as well.

With the developing turmoil at MX these days, perhaps additional opportunities for AS (and others) may open up. (IF Mexico remains a viable market and regains some of its former popularity...) VX is now getting involved as well.

It will be interesting for me to follow the governmental approvals timeline for this route and how quickly these new flights are opened up for sale by AS. Having just gone through the process with SAN-PVR -- about 2 1/2 months from application and original route-announcement to first sale of tickets -- it seemed to be a very drawn-out procedure!

bb

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: Aeroflot777
Posted 2010-07-29 09:52:06 and read 2332 times.

Alaska seems to be doing quite well on Bay Area-Mexico. I just arranged travel for a group and blocked 65 seats on a SFO-SJD for January. There are so many options to choose from!

Way to go Alaska!

-Aeroflot777

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: mikesairways
Posted 2010-07-29 10:25:21 and read 2280 times.

Awesome news for SJC and AS. I can't wait to see what they add next 

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: EA CO AS
Posted 2010-07-29 12:00:06 and read 2160 times.

Quoting Airport (Reply 2):
Admittedly I got really excited and then a smidge of disappointment after initially misreading the title as "San Jose, CR (Costa Rica)" -- I would love to see SJO on the AS network.

But still, SJC-SJD is neat.

We've been joking for years that we need the "All San Jose, All The Time" flight that would run SJC-SJD-SJO.  

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: FutureFO
Posted 2010-07-29 12:46:35 and read 2112 times.

We used to run the E70 on the route for F9 and on average we took 6-10 people on it on the times I worked it. It would not surprise if AS ended up pulling it as well.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: EA CO AS
Posted 2010-07-29 12:51:10 and read 2104 times.

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 9):
We used to run the E70 on the route for F9 and on average we took 6-10 people on it on the times I worked it. It would not surprise if AS ended up pulling it as well.

Except F9 didn't have anywhere near the market share on either end that AS does. Don't be so quick to assume AS will experience the same anemic loads F9 did.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: as739x
Posted 2010-07-29 15:50:40 and read 1958 times.

Let's not forget, this is actually restarting the service. SJC had both SJD/PVR before. But this will continue the build-up of what I see is a small hub forming in San Jose.



Quoting FutureFO (Reply 9):

Not to steal the slogan, but AS on this route "is a whole different animal". Alaska is much more known in the San Jose and Bay Area market.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: legacyins
Posted 2010-07-29 16:18:38 and read 1918 times.

Will this new flight canabalize their flight at SFO? I find the SFO flight has a lot of connecting passengers to the Pacific North West.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: wedgetail737
Posted 2010-07-29 16:42:04 and read 1885 times.

Quoting as739x (Reply 11):
Alaska is much more known in the San Jose and Bay Area market.

Yes...AS is no longer only known for its flights to the PNW. It appears that AS is turning into an airline of opportunity, moreso than a reactionary airline.

But if AS wants to continue to grow, then they need to obtain airplanes to grow resources than replace resources. I supposed if AS saw a golden opportunity to significantly grow its product, they could look to leasing more airplanes.

Will this flight allow connections from other cities like BOI, GEG or even SMF?

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: hatbutton
Posted 2010-07-29 18:08:03 and read 1794 times.

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 13):
Will this flight allow connections from other cities like BOI, GEG or even SMF?

Looks like it will connect from BOI. But GEG and SMF won't. This could be good though because at least GEG is close enough to SEA to make connecting on AS not too far out of the way. I can't imagine flying BOI-SEA and then on to SJD through somewhere.

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 13):
But if AS wants to continue to grow, then they need to obtain airplanes to grow resources than replace resources.

I don't think this is lost on anyone at AS. However, this flight is 3x weekly. Hardly enough to warrant more planes just yet. I still think we will see a lot of capacity shift where it makes sense before deciding to start expanding at a quicker pace. Seems like we are more focused on making all the routes money makers through schedule adjustments before bringing extra airframes into the mix.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: netjetsintl
Posted 2010-07-29 19:19:56 and read 1727 times.

Quoting as739x (Reply 11):
Let's not forget, this is actually restarting the service. SJC had both SJD/PVR before. But this will continue the build-up of what I see is a small hub forming in San Jose.

So can we expect them to announce SJC-PVR anytime soon???

Quoting legacyins (Reply 12):
Will this new flight canabalize their flight at SFO

I don't know about that, there's a lot of money in the Sillicon Valley

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: Tomassjc
Posted 2010-07-29 19:37:16 and read 1699 times.

Quoting netjetsintl (Reply 15):


I don't know about that, there's a lot of money in the Sillicon Valley

And a lot of people!

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: wedgetail737
Posted 2010-07-29 20:16:13 and read 1654 times.

Quoting hatbutton (Reply 14):
I don't think this is lost on anyone at AS. However, this flight is 3x weekly. Hardly enough to warrant more planes just yet. I still think we will see a lot of capacity shift where it makes sense before deciding to start expanding at a quicker pace. Seems like we are more focused on making all the routes money makers through schedule adjustments before bringing extra airframes into the mix.

No...I wasn't specifically targeting the SJC-SJD announcement...but more of the bigger picture. I think AS very poised to do some modest expansion. I just hope AS doesn't find itself saying "Hey! Why don't we increase frequency on the SEA-PHX flights" or "Hey! Why don't we start SEA-PHL". Then the answer could be "We don't have the airplanes." Or, QX is getting rid of another 3 CRJ-700's. Would AS jump in and fill the void?

Could it be that if and when all of the CRJ-700's are gone...is that the end of LGB, FAT and SBA?

Good luck to AS on the SJC-SJD.

Quoting Airport (Reply 2):
"San Jose, CR (Costa Rica)"

LAX-SJO? I second that! You can't tell me the 73H's doesn't have the range! But don't make it an early morning departure out of LAX or midnight arrival back to LAX. That sucks for connections.

Topic: RE: Alaska Announces San Jose, CA- Cabo
Username: EA CO AS
Posted 2010-07-29 22:52:14 and read 1553 times.

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 17):
I just hope AS doesn't find itself saying "Hey! Why don't we increase frequency on the SEA-PHX flights

SEA-PHX has been reduced substantially over the past few years, so adding some frequency back in actually wouldn't be a bad thing, provided the demand is there (and it is).


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