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User currently offlineFutureUScapt From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 765 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15339 times:

New flights from LGB-ANC will begin in May 2011.

Press release forthcoming shortly.

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User currently offlinenoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1855 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15330 times:

Sweet...but what's your source of information?

User currently offlineicebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15260 times:

I have heard that also but nothing on our employee site about it yet.


LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
User currently offlineSlcDeltaRUmd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3637 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15243 times:

It seems like a natural route for them to do. Good luck to them on it!

User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1322 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 15223 times:

DL/Western both use to run ANC-LAX in the past but had connections. B6 will have a challenge on this route, but should be able to make it work

User currently offlinecoopdogyo From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 15073 times:

Should be interesting seeing as AS already offers ANC-LAX

User currently offlineicebird757 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 15060 times:

ANC seems to be available to pick as a city, but no flights loaded yet


LGB....where you can watch the grass grow because the traffic is so slow.
User currently offlinePlanesNTrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5792 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14989 times:

Quoting FutureUScapt (Thread starter):
New flights from LGB-ANC will begin in May 2011.

Press release forthcoming shortly.

Up next:

New flights from LGB-ANC will begin in May 2011

Press release forthcoming shortly from Alaska Airlines

J/K  

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlineAirport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14918 times:

Wow. Can anyone confirm?  Wow!

Interesting route, I did not see that one coming. It'll be really interesting to see how AS might react to this.  

Cheers!
Anthony/Airport


User currently onlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1761 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14921 times:

Quoting PlanesNTrains (Reply 7):
Up next:

New flights from LGB-ANC will begin in May 2011

Press release forthcoming shortly from Alaska Airlines

At the very least, Alaska Airlines will be excited to announce triple miles on its ANC-LAX services for the 2011 summer season!


User currently offlinergreenftm From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14792 times:

Looks like it is bookable on b6.com now - I just attemped to book ANC-LGB on May 30th for $119 OW.

User currently onlinenicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 45
Reply 11, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14785 times:

Looks like May 26th is the anticipated start date. JBU500/501 1920-2357 0110-0745.

'2NW



Nicholas William Reed KSAN/KLAX/KSFO
User currently offlinecoopdogyo From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14760 times:

AS is charging 347$ OW seems like Alaska is making some major money on this route and they probably won't be happy with B6 moving in on it.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26131 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 14725 times:

Now we know where that one dangling unassigned slot is being used for next summer.

Certainly interesting and out-of-the box thinking for JetBlue.   



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinecrosswinds21 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 699 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 14587 times:

Quoting nicksair (Reply 11):
Looks like May 26th is the anticipated start date. JBU500/501 1920-2357 0110-0745.

Just curious...is this going to be year round or seasonal? I believe that the AS flight from LAX is summer only.


User currently offlineFedExFlyerPHL From United States of America, joined May 2008, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 14503 times:

I would imagine that this will be seasonal, but wow! I can imagine a lot of people may avoid the mess of LAX and utilize the much more convenient LGB (at least for people south of LA and in the OC).

Jeff

I see that it is indeed bookable on the website as mentioned earlier. Sweet!!

[Edited 2010-10-26 23:25:39]


ABE ATL AUA AUS BHM BOS BUR BWI CLT DFW EWR HOU IAD JAN JAX LAX LGB MEM MCI MCO MDW MGW MSP MSY ORD PHL PIT SJU SNA STL
User currently offlinespchamp1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 14503 times:

Press release tomorrow. I wonder how they will staff this station if it is seasonal. Rumor has it this will be LGB exclusive. Now JetBlue needs to add a winter seasonal to DEN from LGB and I will be happy.

User currently onlinenicksair From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 484 posts, RR: 45
Reply 17, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 14502 times:

Quoting crosswinds21 (Reply 14):
Just curious...is this going to be year round or seasonal? I believe that the AS flight from LAX is summer only.

Unknown yet... until we get the PR or i get my connections at Long Beach to tell me whats up.

'2NW



Nicholas William Reed KSAN/KLAX/KSFO
User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1984 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14338 times:

Quoting nicksair (Reply 11):
Looks like May 26th is the anticipated start date. JBU500/501 1920-2357 0110-0745.

I believe AS also has an ANC departure to SEA at around 1am. Now B6 does. Why 1am?



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User currently offlineflyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14335 times:

If true what is getting cut to fund this route?

User currently offlineUSXGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1041 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 14308 times:

next route needs to be LGB to JNU   That thing could be PACKED if they do it...


xx
User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2907 posts, RR: 31
Reply 21, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 14112 times:

WOW! I certainly did not see this one coming. B6 has been tinkering with its LGB schedules a lot lately, so I figured they had something up their sleeve...but I was thinking more along the lines of EWR or MCO, not ANC!

This is really great news for both LGB and ANC. This gives LGB a very unique destination that will appeal to a far greater customer base in Greater LA than the usual BOS/ORD/AUS/SEA etc. Meanwhile, ANC gets yet another popular LCC. That airport has done really well lately - UA came back with service to all three hubs it used to serve, US introduced PHL flights, CO added competition to the ANC-PDX route, AS introduced convenient nonstops to Hawaii, etc. Let's hope they continue to keep up the great work up there!



Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26131 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 14054 times:

Seasonal May 26th - Sep 6th 2011.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlinechrisair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2182 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 14017 times:

Quoting QANTAS747-438 (Reply 18):
I believe AS also has an ANC departure to SEA at around 1am. Now B6 does. Why 1am?

It's how the timezones work out. AS typically has a 12, 1230, 1, 130, 2, and 230am departure to SEA in the summer. These flights are PACKED. Folks use them as connections out of SEA. So, you fly BRW/OME/FAI-ANC-SEA-EWR/DCA/PHX etc etc. They also have a 1a PDX, and SFO departure. I think the LA flights usually leave at 8a and 5p (midnight arrival at LAX). Good to see some competition on SoCal-ANC.

These 1a flights to SEA are miserable. Too short to get any good quality sleep. The airport is a total zoo, since everyone leaves ANC between 11p and 2a. I prefer the 11a departures. Airport is much quieter. I can enjoy a good steak at Club Paris, get some drinks in downtown ANC the night before and take my time getting to the airport. I arrive home late at night, but that's a lot better than landing at 10a and being a zombie.


User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1972 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (4 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 13973 times:

So, if the transcons routinely have to fuel stop on some days because the 320's don't have the legs to make it (winds, temps, etc), how on earth is this one gonna make it non-stop on a tank? It's not like they're gonna have a boatload of airfields to choose from.

25 tymnbalewne : Pity this is seasonal as I'd love to try it should B6 offer "All You Can Jet" again next September.
26 AA737-823 : Because it's not a transcon. Transcons run east-west, i.e. INTO the winds in one direction. ANC-LGB and vice versa is almost due north-south- no issu
27 Carfield : I saw Anchorage listed on the reservation but not available for sale yet! I will definitely do the inaugural flight on Jetblue! Congrats, Blue Tail! C
28 TK787 : Good Luck to B6. I was on an AS ANC-LAX this past August and the loads were a bit over 50%. It was a red eye and strangely shorter than expected. IIRC
29 jetbluefan1 : Wow! Talk about a curve ball from B6 - definitely did not see this one coming. Really nice to see B6 think outside the box on this one. And, also real
30 icebird757 : Nothing, there was a spare slot not being used from what I was told.
31 Post contains images MaverickM11 : and end a couple months later ...long haul, low fare, highly seasonal, nearly 100% local, with next to no presence on the West Coast? If this makes i
32 John : Has B6 obtained more departure slots out of LGB?
33 enilria : I suspect this is true, I've heard they have been evaluating it from credible sources. I agree. It will suck. Even if it didn't, AS will make sure it
34 Post contains links jetbluefan1 : Press release was issued. Plus, check out the sale fares: http://jetblue.com/deals/new-service/?intcmp=HPAnchorage20102710 B6 has a nice sized followi
35 Frostbite : Never saw this one coming. Too bad they're not throwing in a tag-on to Fairbanks. Would that be cool, or what!
36 SurfandSnow : Long haul? No big deal for an airline that flies tons of transcons, Northeast-Caribbean, and even down into South America. Low fare? For now it is, b
37 jetMARC : Maybe, as with CapeAir in BOS, we'll ink some sort of deal with PennAir in ANC...
38 MaverickM11 : Operationally its not a problem, but in terms of costs it's tough. B6 used to operate 6-7 daily JFK OAK/LGB flights. Now they have two. F9 also has a
39 spchamp1 : Keep in mind that most tech stops for fuel are planned. If a tech stop was needed going to ANC then we would stop in any of the Bay Area cities, PDX,
40 enilria : AS has a large hub in ANC even if they do scheme a way back into LGB. I wouldn't write that off. There could be some sort of transaction AS could do
41 hatbutton : Unlikely. Penair codeshares with AS. If Penair hasn't codeshared with anyone else that flies into ANC, I find it hard to believe they would with B6.
42 junction : The sale fare is definitely going to make AS mad, but otherwise they shouldn’t care too much about this. In summer there is service to Anchorage fro
43 ASFlyer : I agree with most of what you say but this part couldn't be more wrong. LAX-ANC is a much stronger position then LGB. LGB may appeal to most of the l
44 ASFlyer : I'm guessing not if Penair wants to keep their lucrative Alaska contracts.
45 Post contains images Airport : If AS weren't busy moving their operations in EWR, I'd say now's a perfect time to move New York City operations to JFK. That would provide for far mo
46 B6JFKH81 : The only thing I don't like about this is that for someone on the east coast to make this trip, they will not want to go all the way south to LGB only
47 junction : On the CO flights to ANC from IAH, SEA and PDX they have to do the same, as DirectTV only works for about 15 mintues north of SEA.
48 woodsboy : Those 11p to 2am departures are not only in the summer (people do actually live in Alaska year round!?!) you can find that the busiest part of each an
49 Viscount724 : But don't Alaskans want to escape the winters by flying south? I would have thought nonstop service to Southern California would be popular with ANC
50 burnsie28 : How many restrictions is this flight going to take with the shorter LGB runways?
51 B6JFKH81 : Why would this have restrictions? B6 operates transcon flights out of LGB with full loads and cargo bins all the time.
52 chrisair : I'd hardly call 1x JFK-SEA/PDX and 2x JFK-OAK "convenient." Especially when some are red-eyes. Convenient to me means multiple departures, like SFO-J
53 BOStonsox : Wow, this route really came out of nowhere. This is their fourth domestic destination started from one city, the second seasonal city, the first seaso
54 MNMncrcnwjr : I'd opt for a quick shot to ATL, DTW, ORD, MSP and then to ANC from the east coast .. cut at least six hours off ...
55 MDW22L31C : Can a A320 from LGB make it to ANC if so why no LGB-HNL?
56 jfklganyc : "Can a A320 from LGB make it to ANC if so why no LGB-HNL?" East-West winds mean the need for more fuel on the trip to Hawaii. Plus Island Reserve. The
57 burnsie28 : The same reason my flight ANC-SLC on a 757 was weight restricted, winds, we had a 160 mph head wind all the way down from ANC to SLC.
58 BOStonsox : I remember reading that B6 was going to announce a seventh interline partner soon. I wonder if it has anything to do with this? Nobody's really there
59 PlanesNTrains : With just half a million people in the entire state, it would be hard to maintain year round service for anyone other than Alaska Airlines and their
60 ridgid727 : I know that AS makes exceptional offers to get Alaska residents to spend their annual "permanaent Fund" money with AS. Each state of Alaska resident
61 BOStonsox : ATL had service to OAK as well, although they may not ahve started at the same time. Early on B6 may have had flights to only JFK or LGB from some de
62 spchamp1 : The same can be said for us west coasters that want to go to CUN. I've always said that it would be nice to have a connection to CUN via LAS or AUS.
63 wedgetail737 : I tend to agree. AS provides much better connections via SEA and ORD to ANC and beyond. But if the price is right, passengers will fly B6 to ANC via
64 as739x : LGB runway 30/12 is 10,000ft. Should be no issue.
65 NYCFlyer : From LAS or AUS you could conveniently take AA/CO via DFW/IAH.
66 burnsie28 : Also NW tried running MSP-ANC with Airbus aircraft back in the day and LGB is only about 100 miles closer... the Airbus often would have to make fuel
67 Post contains images SurfandSnow : Wonder when the route map will get updated to show ANC. Certainly will be interesting to see how they fit everything from ANC all the way to BGI and B
68 icebird757 : If you start in LAS, you go backwards if you go to DFW/IAH versus going to LGB. Not until the costs of canadian airports go down.
69 PWMRamper : B6 has a huge hole in the middle of the country, I see them filling that before Canada.
70 GentFromAlaska : Another tidbit to consider. With the recent passing of Senator Ted Stevens, who until a few years ago was the nations third most powerful politician a
71 Post contains images fxramper : This is great! Can't wait to use B6 to ANC instead of a dusty old purple bird from MEM.
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