EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 15347 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 6633 times:
Quoting ASFlyer81 (Reply 2): thanks, im surprised the 700's dont fly over to hawaii, and since the 900's are getting winglets now i just assumed so
It might make sense to equip the -700 fleet at some point, but since they have fewer seats than the -800 it also means the -700's CASM is higher. The -800 is the ideal aircraft for Alaska's Hawaii service based on its economics.
Unfortunately the -900s - even the wingletted ones - lack the range for Hawaii service. They're best used on high-density routes like LAX-SEA, PHX-SEA, LAX-SJD, SEA-ANC, etc.
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HikesWithEyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6422 times:
Only 10 737-800s in the AS fleet are ETOPS.
The remainder are not, and are further subdivided into SFP (short field performance) and non-SFP.
The ETOPS a/c are routed on the SEA/Hawaii flights, as well as LAX-CUN, SEA-CUN, and SFO-CUN.
It would be nice if all the 738s were ETOPS, as they could cut time (read fuel and crew savings) on
the SEA-ANC runs.