I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 7 Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2509 times:
In the next few weeks Alaskan Airlines will be making an announcement announcing changes with its Upgrade Policy for Elites (which is very liberal) and possibly a more 'Business' Orientated Premium Cabin. Does anyone have any information regarding this?
AS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6249 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2476 times:
Whats up with the people on in the NYC area? Why do they call us Alaskan, last I checked we had not changed our name. many pilots have told be that the NYC approach controllers say the same thing. Are you from that area I LOVE EWR? Can you tell me why people there cant get our name right?
"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2477 times:
In response to the original question concerning upgrade policies, from information provided by a reliable source I can say that I would be very surprised if we don't see major reform announced within the next 60 days -- perhaps much sooner. Yes, Alaska's current policy is not only very liberal, it is absurd to the point of having become self-defeating.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13930 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2405 times:
All I can say is that one of the major reasons for changing their current upgrade policies is that the last-minute fliers who typically pay the higher fares rarely end up being able to upgrade, since the First Class cabin gets overrun with other FF members who have purchased advance-notice, discount fares and then upgraded themselves.
"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
In addition to those savings, we're currently evaluating longer-term ideas that we believe may result in another $75 million in permanent annual savings.
We're looking at virtually everything, both big and small. Not everything will be adopted — what we're aiming for is a combination of ideas that generate the savings or increase revenue without hurting our standing with customers. Included among these ideas are:
a. charging for reservations and main cabin mealsb. eliminating the First Class cabin on all aircraftc. outsourcing certain functionsd. eliminating marginal routese. renegotiating lease rates on aircraft
Again, those are just ideas, not decisions, but they and dozens of other things under consideration underscore the sober reality we face.
As stated, nothing has been set in stone, but these are just various ideas they are considering.