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On June 11th AS Starts SEA-PHL, Good Luck AS!  
User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3253 posts, RR: 5
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 4348 times:

According to AS's website, today is the day they start flying SEA-PHL, good luck to AS.  

Service is scheduled to be on a 737-800 and plane is scheduled for about an hour turn and then back to SEA. Who is handling ground for AS in PHL?

[Edited 2012-06-11 04:55:07]


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User currently onlineusairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3404 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4296 times:

I think AS should do well on the route. The ground handling is a good question. AS' website says Ticket/counter info will be announced soon (meaning prior to 6/11). I don't see anything on their website or PHL.org so hopefully people know where to go. Though since boardroom members have access to the DL Skyclub I am going to guess DL will do the ground handling in Terminal D, Checkin at E.

User currently offlineHiFlyerAS From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 954 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4196 times:

I'm guessing ground handling by DL as well....or possibly AA. Hope they get some signage up! First week of service has fantastic loads and FC sold out or just one or two seats on every flight. Looks like it'll be a winner!

User currently onlineusairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3404 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4150 times:

They will be using gate D6. It is an old CO gate that has since been used to RON DL aircraft. They litteraly just renovated the gate space last week. So far there seems to be a lack of seating.

User currently offlineHiFlyerAS From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 954 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 3):
So far there seems to be a lack of seating.

Well they had better hurry! Wouldn't that be a hoot if there were no seats at the gate for their inaugural!


User currently offlineVXCabinCrew From United States of America, joined Mar 2012, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4093 times:

I'm sure they'll do great! VX's planes from LAX and SFO to PHL have been doing extremely well in MC and F since we initiated service. It's a good gamble to compete against US these days. A lot of the guests I have been seeing on my flights say they are fleeing that airline. Nice to see some choices for PHL passengers now. AS has a solid product and it's nice to see them expanding so much. Good luck AS!

[Edited 2012-06-11 06:52:36]

[Edited 2012-06-11 06:53:18]

User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

Now we need AS in CLT

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3800 times:
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Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 6):
Now we need AS in CLT

I think AS will fly to RDU for tech and CHS for Boeing before CLT. Just my prediction.


User currently offlineASFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2005, 1172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3781 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 7):
I think AS will fly to RDU for tech and CHS for Boeing before CLT. Just my prediction.

I don't think CHS is ever going to happen. Boeing can't fill the planes up and there isn't enough traffic otherwise. CLT is the second largest banking center in the U.S. - there's far more reason to fly to CLT then CHS. I wouldn't be surprised to see CLT one day. I'd be floored if AS flew to CHS.


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3774 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 7):
I think AS will fly to RDU for tech and CHS for Boeing before CLT. Just my prediction.

I don't think Boeing traffic alone would support a CHS flight, it's a relatively tiny market, and I seem to recall AS tried to connect to another Boeing facility sometime in the past and it didn't pan out.


User currently onlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3073 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3731 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 9):
I don't think Boeing traffic alone would support a CHS flight, it's a relatively tiny market, and I seem to recall AS tried to connect to another Boeing facility sometime in the past and it didn't pan out.

I think you are talking about TWA's attempt at doing SEA-ICT. The fares were extremely high and the load factors were poor. There is also AS's SEA-LGB flights, which market much more than just Boeing travel to LGB. Those flights were turned back over (again) to QX and now OO. I'm assuming they hold their own.

That's an oft repeated opinion on A.net that I think is a fallacy (Large corporation XYZ has a facility at XXXX and another facility at XXXX so therefore airline YYYY could support a daily flight between the two cities). How many Boeing people a day travel back and forth between SEA and CHS? Maybe two?


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 3662 times:

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 3):
So far there seems to be a lack of seating.



That is fairly common on that side of Terminal D, small tiny gate areas.



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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5430 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week ago) and read 3601 times:

Congrats to all involved! Another pin on the route map for the AAG.

bb


User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 7):

CHS would never happen RDU maybe, CLT should because it's a bigger market i don't care if US is on that route


User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3408 times:

AS would fly to PIT before RDU

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3215 times:
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Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 10):
That's an oft repeated opinion on A.net that I think is a fallacy (Large corporation XYZ has a facility at XXXX and another facility at XXXX so therefore airline YYYY could support a daily flight between the two cities). How many Boeing people a day travel back and forth between SEA and CHS? Maybe two?
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 9):
I seem to recall AS tried to connect to another Boeing facility sometime in the past and it didn't pan out.

Can you really say that about SEA-STL?


User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3186 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 15):
Can you really say that about SEA-STL?

Um, no? STL is a large market. So are RDU and CLT. CHS is comparatively miniscule. AS isn't going to overfly umpteen potential new markets to start service there, Boeing factory or not.


User currently offlinejlbmedia From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3075 times:

So anyway, lets talk about AS starting SEA-PHL today....or would that be hijacking this thread!   


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User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 16):

CHS is not a big market it's small. CLT is the biggest out of the 3


User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2359 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

Given the potential merger of AA-US, how long will this route last?


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User currently offlinethreeifbyair From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2933 times:

Quoting HiFlyerAS (Reply 2):
I'm guessing ground handling by DL as well....or possibly AA. Hope they get some signage up! First week of service has fantastic loads and FC sold out or just one or two seats on every flight. Looks like it'll be a winner!

Can't imagine it would be AA, given that AA's gates are on A and DL's are on D:

Quoting usairways85 (Reply 3):
They will be using gate D6. It is an old CO gate that has since been used to RON DL aircraft. They litteraly just renovated the gate space last week. So far there seems to be a lack of seating.

Unfortunately, AS32 had a late departure from SEA, making the return AS33 about 1hr late:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...3/history/20120611/2155Z/KPHL/KSEA


User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2908 times:
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Quoting HPRamper (Reply 16):
So are RDU and CLT. CHS is comparatively miniscule. AS isn't going to overfly umpteen potential new markets to start service there, Boeing factory or not.
Quoting southwest737500 (Reply 14):
AS would fly to PIT before RDU

Ok...I could be wrong. What would be the business case for SEA-CLT (besides it's a big city)...same with SEA-PIT. Is there a large enough O/D market at CLT and PIT for AS. In the past (and present for CLT), those were/are hubs for US.

The only reason for RDU is because of the silicon and hi-tech companies between SEA and RDU. Does CLT or PIT have the same kind of businesses?

Quoting jlbmedia (Reply 17):
So anyway, lets talk about AS starting SEA-PHL today

Yes...we probably should. PHL pretty much rounds out AS service to the major cities along the east coast. Does anyone know what kind of loads today's flights carried?


User currently offlinesouthwest737500 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 21):

Banking


User currently offlineWingtips56 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Quoting jlbmedia (Reply 17):

So anyway, lets talk about AS starting SEA-PHL today....or would that be hijacking this thread!   

Well, you get points for trying anyway.



Worked for WestAir, Apollo Airways, Desert Pacific, Western, AirCal and American Airlines
User currently offlineHiFlyerAS From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 954 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2735 times:

Quoting threeifbyair (Reply 20):

Unfortunately, AS32 had a late departure from SEA, making the return AS33 about 1hr late:

Ooooooh somebody is going to catch hell for that!


25 usairways85 : PHL was a mess today because of using 9L for departures. My PHL-CLE flt was about 45 min late pushing back and then we waited ~40 minutes to take off
26 HPRamper : Well we would have to start by looking at current PDEW numbers from SEA to all the markets. Weather?
27 Post contains links and images SuperDash : AS 32 left :03 early and arrived :03 late www.alaskaair.com AS 33 left :22 late and is schedule to put skid marks on the SEA runway ON TIME! I'm glad
28 Philly65 : The AS SEA-PHL route will do well. There is a large community of people from the Philly area who are transplants to the PNW and maybe even Alaska. I p
29 PHLwok : I can't imagine US has ever done too well on this route. While there is business traffic, the overall volume is highly seasonal, presumably coinciding
30 Philly65 : US' VP Planning Nocella was quoted about a year ago of expanding the PHL-ANC service beyond the summer season. If I can find the link I will attach. L
31 RWA380 : The two times I have flown east out of SEA on US, the flights were packed, this was ten + years ago on a 733 to PIT, but US does beef up operations t
32 HPRamper : If US was taking deliveries for more than replacement they would probably consider keeping these flights around. Filling them has never been the issu
33 RWA380 : *A is loosing ground in the NW and that is just fine with the likes of DL and AS. UA has down sized it's presence in the NW (I'm just waiting for UA
34 nwaesc : AFAIK, DL is...
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