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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 190
Views: 21649

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

CHCalfonzo wrote:
SEA 4x per week it is, A350-900 operating


Woohoo! Great news! I came close...was guessing 5x per week.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 190
Views: 21649

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

Yep, CX is getting the jump on SQ if they choose SEA. It'll be one or the other.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 190
Views: 21649

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

Putting my money on SEA. YVR and interior Canada make for a huge market to HKG and would be self-sustaining. I'm sure YVR draws some from SEA but if they offered 5x out of SEA they can still sell the YVR connection the other two days via code-share partner AS. DL ending SEA-HKG service and the stron...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12754

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

Chinese conglomerate HNA (Hainan, etc) is having trouble due to cheap money drying up...their government is ending the days of cut-rate interest rates. Hainan has no money to take delivery of new a/c. https://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2018/07/12/hna-group-airbus-delays/ https://www.bloomberg.c...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12754

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

If AS is making cutbacks in some key Hawaii markets, how does WN think it will fare? Sure, it'll have more connecting traffic in SJC and OAK, but if AS is having trouble, this won't be easy for WN (if and when they finally get ETOPS approval). Much ado about nothing I believe....mid-Jan thru early ...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12754

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

Thank you! Yes, realized after I posted I should have looked there first. My bad.... I'm a bit embarrassed to ask...I should know this but 1.0 means daily, right? So what does this mean? AS SJC-GDL JAN 0.7>1.0 FEB 0.7>1.0 MAR 0.7>1.0 AS SJC-SJD JAN 0.7>0.9 FEB 0.7>0.9 If you're talking about a seven...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG
Replies: 102
Views: 12754

Re: OAG Changes 7/15/2018:AA Adds MIA-BUF/GRR/HOU/OMA/PVD/RSW;AM Drops ATL-MID;CA Drops SJC-PVG

I'm a bit embarrassed to ask...I should know this but 1.0 means daily, right? So what does this mean?
AS SJC-GDL JAN 0.7>1.0 FEB 0.7>1.0 MAR 0.7>1.0
AS SJC-SJD JAN 0.7>0.9 FEB 0.7>0.9

If you're talking about a seven-day week and daily is 1.0 then why is the number divided into tenths?

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?
Replies: 21
Views: 2747

Re: Why does Alaska have E175's operated by Horizon and Skywest?

Wouldn't be surprised to see AS take on the QX E175's and have an edge on recruiting as the QX pilots would join the AS seniority list. Of course they'd have to negotiate with ALPA for a E 175 payscale, etc and find a taker for the remaining Q400 flying...or QX shrinks and solely becomes a Q400 airl...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 21709

Re: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

Ok this whole thread is as delussional as a flat-earther, but the idea that WN is an international brand is laughable. None of those, except maybe MEX and HAV are VFR oriented, and local Mexicans cant even buy tickets on WN’s website so.... They can't even sell tickets to the people in the internat...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx
Replies: 18
Views: 2950

Re: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx

I’ve done many go-around over the years in SE Alaska (JNU, KTN, SIT, etc) and I don’t remember ever doing more than two.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx
Replies: 18
Views: 2950

Re: Msp taking a beating 7/1 due to wx

zrs70 wrote:
Watching on flight radar. Klm already on 4th go around. Many other go arounds, diversions, etc. Fargo will be seeing lots of traffic!


How can you possibly do four go-arounds? They must be carrying a TON of extra fuel to stick around that long and not go to an alternate!

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9217

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

The “Known Crewmember” program allows crew to access the concourse in major US cities and is staffed/administered by the TSA. To use, your airline must comply with strict rules. Smaller airports still require going through the same security as passengers.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9217

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

I wanted to thank those of you that left a kind word. I had a 'robotic prostatectomy' last December and so far the cancer is undetectable. I go in for a 'PSA' test every 3 months and would recommend that for any man over 50 that he have his PSA checked. I'm 60 and my doctor never chose to do one as ...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9217

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

Thirty seven year FA here...diagnosed with prostate cancer last fall. I made sure I completed the Harvard survey!

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

Can a self called 'low-fare leader' succeed in a market that is primarily leisure with expensive hotels as the only option for visitors?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

If they have a dedicated aircraft then maybe SMF-LIH will be announced on the opposite days?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4656

AS announces SMF-KOA

https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2018-06- ... ona-Hawaii
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To hell with WN and volcanos! ;)

Service starts Dec 20th...3x weekly.

https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2018-06- ... ona-Hawaii

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7383

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

sunking737 wrote:
If you need planes in the busy summer travel season it make more since to push any repainting to slow times. Ex fall and then in the spring between the winter and summer travel. Right??


Exactly....summer at AS is just too busy to be pulling planes out of service for painting. It can keep ‘til fall.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes
Replies: 67
Views: 7383

Re: Are any AS painted Airbus' at SEA yet & routes

Chugach wrote:
AS has been using the 73G on some of the ANC-ORD turns recently. Kind of ironic that AS advertises power and Premium Class and then puts a plane with neither of those things on the longest route in the system.


-700’s will be getting a cabin refresh in 2019 to include new seats and power ports.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28193

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

All of this is coming on the heels of the upcoming pilot contract negotiations. The pilots are not happy about all of the long-haul International flying that has been shipped away to JV partners instead of being flown by DL metal. If this gets in the way of the contract negotiations, I wonder if HK...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka
Replies: 308
Views: 28193

Re: Delta to cut Seattle-Hong Kong, announces Seattle-Osaka

wedgetail737 wrote:
When DL leaves, I can see either CX or Hong Kong Airlines (the Hainan brand) make an announcement to serve SEA-HKG with A350 equipment. Hong Kong Airlines could use A330 equipment.


I'm sure that CX's partner AS is suggesting that very thing ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service
Replies: 42
Views: 5020

Re: AS Starting SAN-GEG Service, Without Announcement

Announced today, Bob! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Power Outage
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: LAS Power Outage

And no a/c on the concourses? Sounds horrible!

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....
Replies: 15
Views: 1711

Re: My favorite airliner ever: Braniff 727-200....

AS bought a number of them so I was fortunate to work on the ex-Braniff 727's for many years! Beautiful leather interiors long before it became more common.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12520

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

I'll never forget deplaning in DPS (Denpasar, Bali) from a Garuda DC-10 down the stairs. There were blooming frangipani trees nearby and the smell was amazing!!

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES
Replies: 78
Views: 10087

Re: OAG Changes 6/3/2018:AA Adds DFW-BUF/DRT/ILM/SRQ,MIA-GSP/TYS;DL LAS-CDG for CES

Is the AS drop of PDX-KOA a seasonal move or has business to KOA dropped due to the volcanic activity?

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delay in PAE start of flights?
Replies: 10
Views: 1897

Delay in PAE start of flights?

The FAA has reopened the Environmental Impact Statement at Paine Field/Everett due to the proposed number of flights being double the number in the original EIS. Speculation this may delay the start of service for AS, UA and WN until early 2019. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace...

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 19, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes
Replies: 53
Views: 7033

Re: Horizon Air cutting six underperforming routes

NewtonPDX wrote:
Awaiting to hear from the government's approval for PAE.
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Good point....these airframes are likely being redeployed in support of adding the new PAE service. There'll be some shuffling of the Q400's and E175's.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9714

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Would you like to move to a new city every time you want to bid on a new route. Moving is expensive & more time consuming. It's not just the apartment it's the packing, shipping, new utility hookups. Their moving expenses will all be paid, with paid time off for an actual move if they choose to...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC
Replies: 83
Views: 9714

Re: Alaska to Close Pilot Base in NYC

Yes, it costs money to provide a facility and lease space for a crew base, particularly in a major airport. Plus the cost of the support staff needed for the base...it all adds up. They must have run the numbers and decided it was a wash on the hotels and not much point in keeping it if transcon fly...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest not having a good spring
Replies: 23
Views: 4168

Re: Southwest not having a good spring

Will Southwest conduct thorough inspections of all of the other 737-700 planes that were delivered to Southwest prior to 2001? In the interest of transparency, WN needs to get on top of this and tell everyone what engines they've inspected and what they've discovered...especially on their -700's. H...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 10, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6
Replies: 72
Views: 7573

Re: Will Southwest entry into Hawaii speed up merger discussions of HA with B6

why does everyone seem to think WN is going to do very well to Hawai'i?? With the zillions of frequent flier mileage pax they have, it is a no brainier that their flights will be full. Frontier 14 I said this earlier as well...they don't cap redemptions on any flight, right? Their yields could be a...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57399

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Is anyone wondering just when service will actually start after the recent blown engine/fan blade issue (and two in the two last years)? ETOPS certification requires unique and strict rules regarding engine maintenance...and with a recent black eye they are likely under increased scrutiny.

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?
Replies: 26
Views: 5235

Re: Boeing 737MAX 8 ERX?

The takeoff roll of the -900 reminds me of the old 727's....slow and measured. While some aircraft take off like a bat out of hell, the -900's take their sweet time. And you still arrive at the same hour regardless.

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 341
Views: 29333

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

It made sense for AS to drop the LGA/DCA flights from DAL and it'll be interesting to see if they try to hang on to what gates they have there. They don't have a goal of being a national carrier that goes everywhere. Their focus is to be the go-to airline to take travelers on the west coast to point...

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 07, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?
Replies: 16
Views: 2582

Re: Alaska And The Virgin America A320 Family: Any Cabin Retrofits After The Merger?

Retrofitof interiors and livery will be starting this fall, after the busy summer schedule allows for aircraft to be pulled from service. Whole project completed early 2020 I believe.

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4566

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

Southwest DOES NOT make engine to cause engine failure. Southwest DOES NOT make manufacture for window to cause crack window! Please STOP negativity labeling Southwest. Window and Engine are completely different company who made those manufacture. You guys are all wrong! Q Southwest did drag it's f...

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10297

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

Lots of UA cuts in Nov for DEN. Is this an annual, seasonal reduction?

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 06, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)
Replies: 39
Views: 4566

Re: Southwest is not a Dangerous Airline (article)

The world is waiting to hear from WN:
1) How many engines have been inspected for defective fan blades?
2) What percentage of their fleet remains to be inspected?
3) How many fan blades have been found to be defective?

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6806

Re: Alaska swaps 737 Max 8 orders for larger Max 9

Same range and same crew cost...why not go with more seats and lower your CASM?

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57399

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

[quote="BeachBoy"] In addition, there is only a finite amount of hotel rooms (with record occupancy rates right now) in Hawaii and especially on the neighbor islands So true! I was pricing hotels in HNL recently. The room I used to often book on Waikiki Beach (1 bedroom, partial ocean view...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 04, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57399

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

WN has their fans...and they'll likely be burning their Rapid Rewards points like wildfire to Hawaii. While they might cut into AS and HA loads, both offer a better inflight product and not just food. WN is pretty bare-boned when it comes to hard product. They don't have free movies, seat power, adv...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 03, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 737-700 Fleet Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1456

Re: SWA 737-700 Fleet Question

Wonder how many cycles these Chinese airframes have on them?

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by hiflyeras
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA
Replies: 107
Views: 13079

Re: OAG Changes 4/29/2018:AA Adds MIA-PEI;B6 LGB Changes;F9 Suspends 5 Routes;UA Drops EWR-FWA

n7371f wrote:
AS DAL-SJC. Just flew it 4/28 on an OO operated E75. F6/12 Y24/Y64.

Also recently flew SJC-TUS on AS/OO and load was even worse. F1/12. Y18/64.


Neither being a leisure route, I'm not sure it's fair to pick a Saturday flight to be making assumptions about load factors on a relatively new route.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?
Replies: 151
Views: 15593

Re: Who will fill LGB 12 open slots in September?

I'm not sure why people think AS is interested in returning to LGB when they left voluntarily and have shown no interest in returning when the opportunity has presented itself.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 12700

Re: Virgin America Farewell Flight 24 April VX 1948 SFO-LAX

Had never seen their safety demo...what if it's a short taxi? ;-)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City
Replies: 31
Views: 6485

Re: Woman Dies on Alaska Airlines Flight 478 from Seattle to Kansas City

It's a very traumatic event for the Flight Attendants when someone dies on their flight and of course everyone else involved. They do everything they can to save their life. The crew were likely first paging for medical assistance on-board while checking for vitals and starting CPR. They'd be talkin...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA of bygone days....
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Re: KSEA of bygone days....

The photo was taken on opening day of SEA...aircraft were on display.

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