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US Airways To Begin PHL-ANC (Seasonal)  
User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1068 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 10397 times:

According to the Philadelphia enquierer US Airways Group will offer nonstop flights to Anchorage, Alaska, next summer. It will be the only nonstop airline service to Alaska from the northeastern United States, the carrier said. The new route will be seasonal, operating from June 1 to Sept. 7, with a 4 p.m. daily departure, arriving at 7:40 p.m. Anchorage time. The return Anchorage flight will depart daily at 9 p.m., arriving at 8:01 the next day in Philadelphia. The route will be flown with Boeing 757 aircraft with 12 First Class seats and 164 seats in the main cabin. Passengers may begin booking Dec. 12.

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User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10244 times:

Here is the link to the article (it's a brief section about halfway down the page).

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/79034612.html

If New York cannot sustain a flight to ANC (well, there is the CI 744 flight), I do not see how PHL would work. I know US ran a PHL-YVR aimed at cruise traffic for the summer. I suppose PHL would be pulling connecting traffic from the surrounding region for this flight. Best of luck US.


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24909 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10229 times:



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 1):

Connections from Europe?



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2422 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10218 times:

The distance from PHL-ANC is about as far as PHL is to the UK.....


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User currently offlineEtops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10104 times:

Here is the link to the article (it's a brief section about halfway down the page).

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/79034612.html

If New York cannot sustain a flight to ANC (well, there is the CI 744 flight), I do not see how PHL would work. I know US ran a PHL-YVR aimed at cruise traffic for the summer. I suppose PHL would be pulling connecting traffic from the surrounding region for this flight. Best of luck US.


That's why its seasonal .Why must everyone always bring down every positive thing US does ??It boggles my mind sometimes.


User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 10057 times:



Quoting Etops1 (Reply 4):
That's why its seasonal .Why must everyone always bring down every positive thing US does ??It boggles my mind sometimes.

Well, I am not criticizing US (as someone who lives in Philly, I fly them often). I just hope the route does well for them - they are certainly pioneering East Coast to Alaska service! With CO having a large hub in EWR (and drawing O+D from NYC), I would have expected them to begin this route first.


User currently offlineCrosswinds21 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 698 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9704 times:



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 1):
If New York cannot sustain a flight to ANC (well, there is the CI 744 flight), I do not see how PHL would work.

Connections and trash yields?

It's US. How else? Big grin


User currently offlineAirBuffalo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9604 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 2):
Connections from Europe?

I wonder if a European carrier could make Europe-ANC work seasonally? Great circle mapper puts ANC almost directly along a route from LHR-HNL so a Europe-ANC-HNL circle route could be a pretty unique tourist sell!


User currently offlineTommy767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6584 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9521 times:



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 5):

Hasn't CO operated EWR-ANC seasonally in the past?



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User currently offlineJetSetter629 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9419 times:



Quoting AirBuffalo (Reply 7):
I wonder if a European carrier could make Europe-ANC work seasonally?

Condor has season flights from Frankfurt to Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Whitehorse. I know they run FRA-ANC as well as a triangular FRA-FAI-YXY-FRA. The flight is operated by a 763


User currently offlineLuckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9386 times:



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 5):
they are certainly pioneering East Coast to Alaska service

Delta has been flying seasonally from ATL for years. This is good news but hardly pioneering.


User currently offlineJeffrey1970 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1336 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9162 times:



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 5):
Well, I am not criticizing US (as someone who lives in Philly, I fly them often). I just hope the route does well for them - they are certainly pioneering East Coast to Alaska service! With CO having a large hub in EWR (and drawing O+D from NYC), I would have expected them to begin this route first.

CO does have a direct flight to ANC from EWR but it stops in SEA. I am sure it is a seasonal flight.

Quoting AirBuffalo (Reply 7):
I wonder if a European carrier could make Europe-ANC work seasonally? Great circle mapper puts ANC almost directly along a route from LHR-HNL so a Europe-ANC-HNL circle route could be a pretty unique tourist sell!

I do believe Condor flies to ANC from Germany. I am not sure if it is a non-stop flight.



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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9137 times:



Quoting Jeffrey1970 (Reply 11):
CO does have a direct flight to ANC from EWR but it stops in SEA. I am sure it is a seasonal flight.

SEAANC runs year-round, as a tag-on to EWRSEA. CO had a EWRANC seasonal flight until a few years ago.



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User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 945 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9091 times:



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 1):
I know US ran a PHL-YVR aimed at cruise traffic for the summer

Cruises depart from ports in cities surrounding ANC as well.



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User currently offlineRB211TriStar From United States of America, joined May 2007, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8892 times:

Not to go too far off topic, but how come we can't get any kind of normal service to YVR? UA sometimes has seasonal but I can never figure out what season that is. Every time i need to fly there, I'm always through ORD or DEN.

User currently offlineJoeman From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8276 times:



Quoting Luckyone (Reply 10):
Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 5):
they are certainly pioneering East Coast to Alaska service

Delta has been flying seasonally from ATL for years. This is good news but hardly pioneering.

NW New York-Anchorage-Tokyo in 1960's might be the pioneer of East Coast-Alaska service.


User currently offlineL1011buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8150 times:

But Joeman, how many passengers were O&D for NYC ANC on thosse NW flts? Many airlines did stopevers in ANC but they were mainly just fuel stops, am I not correct? Kev

User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8104 times:



Quoting L1011buff (Reply 16):
But Joeman, how many passengers were O&D for NYC ANC on thosse NW flts? Many airlines did stopevers in ANC but they were mainly just fuel stops, am I not correct? Kev

That would've been a fuel stop. Seriously doubt NWA would carry pax from TYO to ANC alone, or NYC to ANC alone.



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8403 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8070 times:



Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 17):
Seriously doubt NWA would carry pax from TYO to ANC alone, or NYC to ANC alone.

Why not... no law against it. (Or was there, in regulated days?)

But, ANC might have been too small to bother with in those days.


User currently offlineLuckyone From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 2163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7992 times:



Quoting Joeman (Reply 15):
NW New York-Anchorage-Tokyo in 1960's might be the pioneer of East Coast-Alaska service.

Sorry, I was in no means trying to say that Delta was the pioneer. That was just first example that popped into my head since I knew several people who flew it in the 90's. I should have been more specific and said Delta at the very least has been flying it since the 90's.


User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7798 times:



Quoting Flighty (Reply 18):
Why not... no law against it. (Or was there, in regulated days?)

I would say there was no reciprocal traffic rights from NYC to ANC to TYO on each segment in the 1960s. Fuel stops were very, very common with DC8s and 707s going across the Atlantic and Pacific.



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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2848 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6410 times:

Certainly a very interesting route choice...but US seems to do quite well up to ANC from PHX, so perhaps this new flight will do well too.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32604 posts, RR: 72
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6342 times:

It will be interesting to see if CO counters by re-instating EWR-ANC this summer.

Quoting USPIT10L (Reply 20):
I would say there was no reciprocal traffic rights from NYC to ANC to TYO on each segment in the 1960s. Fuel stops were very, very common with DC8s and 707s going across the Atlantic and Pacific.

JAL was flying ANC-MIA as late as around 1985-86 or so with DC-8s.



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User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6224 times:



Quoting JetSetter629 (Reply 1):
If New York cannot sustain a flight to ANC (well, there is the CI 744 flight),

I thought you couldn't book a ticket on this flight? It's against the rules regarding a foreign carrier operating a domestic route. The only way you could take this flight is if you continued on to TPE (I don't think they'll even let you out of the aircraft in ANC).

Anybody know the mileage off hand for PHL-ANC?



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User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2911 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6226 times:



Quoting AirBuffalo (Reply 7):
Great circle mapper puts ANC almost directly along a route from LHR-HNL so a Europe-ANC-HNL circle route could be a pretty unique tourist sell!

The late great Western Airlines used to operate HNL-ANC-LGW (as well as DEN-LGW). It was short lived.


25 Airlinespotter : Ummm incorrect, I was on this flight and they did let passengers off the aircraft. And like you said, I was going to TPE.
26 CatIII : You're looking at it the wrong way. NYC (well, JFK anyway, not necessarily CO's presence at EWR) is predominantly an O/D market. US can run feed thro
27 Woodsboy : I have no doubt that any of the major US airlines would have little trouble filling ANC- to wherever (hub city) flights in the summer, if any of you h
28 CGKings317 : ANC is not your standard run-of-the-mill, 5-million-PAX-a-year airport. I have flown through there countless times between PDX (home) and FAI (Colleg
29 ANCsupercub : I have flown on Condor from ANC-FRA a couple of times and it was direct. There was no stop in Canada or Fairbanks. I believe they fly to anchorage 3
30 Milesrich : When did NW operate JFK-ANC nonstop? I checked a 1966 and 1968 OAG and there was no nonstop service. In 1968, NW had started ORD-ANC-TYO service, Fli
31 Jc2354 : US could add an extension to ANC and provide PHL-ANC-Japan/China/Korea. Those traveling from the PHL area have to change airplanes somewhere anyhow, s
32 Woodsboy : Condor's Alaska flights to/from ANC and FAI are separate and yes, the Fairbanks flight does indeed make a stop on the way from Frankfurt in Whitehorse
33 Soxfan : Will the 757 be an internationally-configured aircraft (i.e. Envoy seats in FC)? If so, will it be part of a European rotation?
34 TheGMan : The only 752s US has are configured one of two ways. One has 12F (Envoy) seats and all are ETOPS with winglets. The other has 8F seats and are the wo
35 Wn676 : There are also the West ETOPS planes, which have 14F seats.
36 FutureUScapt : Actually, that's not entirely accurate. The ones with a configuration of 8F/185Y are not ETOPS and do not have winglets; however, all of those will e
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