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by hiflyeras
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE
Replies: 56
Views: 8575

Re: OAG Changes 12/9/2018:DL Adds BOS-EWR/DCA/ORD, AM Adds DTW-GDL, UA Drops BOS-CLE

DL BOS-DCA SEP 0>4[0] DL BOS-EWR SEP 0>3[0] DL BOS-IND JUN 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] DL BOS-LGA SEP 17>14[12] DL BOS-ORD SEP 0>3[0] DL BOS-PHL JUN 4>5[0] JUL 3>5[0] AUG 4>5[0] Waiting to see what they have next in store for B6....uh...I mean BOS. Fine with me...takes attention away from SEA.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13499

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Maybe VX was perceived to be doing 'better' in the past on transcons because you didn't have today's pissing match out of LAX and SFO between AA, UA, B6 and DL. I believe AS is operating close to the same schedule to JFK and BOS as VX did but everyone else is adding more flights.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13499

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Well, "trendy" was their brand so anyone who was into that vibe would have enjoyed VX over some of the other options. Alaska is not "trendy" nor do they have a premium cabin that matches that of the other guys. They also don't have an equivalent presence on either end to those a...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13499

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

And since VX ended, there's been substantial expansion out of LAX to NYC and BOS. AS believes they have a niche to fill...and have placed their bet on generous upgrades to a FC cabin with a 41" pitch. No flat-beds seats but I don't see those as a plus unless you're on a eastbound redeye.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13499

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Yes. There's a reason why VX went under, and was subsequently bought by AS--so it's only natural that during the early stages of the merger that AS changes the ex-VX route network a bit because it originally didn't even work for VX in the first place. <<This>> AS has no plans to give up on SoCal an...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 13499

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

I have a couple of comments about AS at SAN. I'm quite disappointed that nothing at all was mentioned during the presentation about AS's move and (I hope) growth potential at SAN. AAG will be completely relocated to T2E in the first quarter of 2019. Right now they are running split ops out of T1W a...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?
Replies: 43
Views: 10442

Re: 737-800 tipping risk at deboarding?

It's not an issue on the -800...it's the 737-900 that needs a tail stand. AS has them in all stations and tries to mitigate their use by unloading the rear pit first to keep weight in the forward pit during deplaning. But at times, deplaning will be held for a minute until the agent is notified that...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Midwest really a flyover?
Replies: 66
Views: 4119

Re: Is Midwest really a flyover?

AS has been very successful in connecting 'flyover country' to the west coast. I've always been surprised that B6 hasn't copied them. When AS buys B6 they'll replicate their success from the east coast. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?
Replies: 54
Views: 6680

Re: Why WN Gave It's PAE Slots to AS?

I have family that live in north Puget Sound and, if the flight exists, they'll drive to BLI rather than SEA. We've taken AS flights to Hawaii many times out of BLI as well as to LAS before they dropped that route. PAE is going to do great...I believe we'll see mainline on some routes once daily to ...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5336

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

Thought it was good advice for a two-year FA. She's apparently not on Reserve so should count her lucky stars she can hold a line at only two years. Her problem is probably she's being awarded low average-daily-credit trips over the weekends and there's not much to pick up on weekdays. Pay your dues...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13552

Re: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.

hOMSaR wrote:
Last one I can think of was AS261.


God rest their souls. I lost friends on that flight...it is still painful after all these years.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12507

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

KE partnership with AS has had the writing on the wall due to their JV with DL. How so "had the writing" (past tense)? AFAIK, KE and AS are still partners. KE will go the way of AF and KL...for some reason KE has lasted longer. I'm certain that DL wants to put an end to it. Maybe it still...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12507

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

KE partnership with AS has had the writing on the wall due to their JV with DL.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska considering joining OW
Replies: 86
Views: 12507

Re: Alaska considering joining OW

With AS speaking publicly about it I think the deal has already been struck. I'm sure AA had the power to squash the whole idea and the fact that AS leadership is talking about it at their NYSE Investors Day is telling. This would be a great move by AS, assuming it does not affect partnerships outsi...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13552

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

hiflyeras wrote:
Such a minor issue inconveniencing all of those people over the Thanksgiving holiday. In fact it’s not even newsworthy. Shame on the media for even mentioning it. Fake news.


Omg...does anyone recognize satire when they’re staring it in the face?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13552

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

Such a minor issue inconveniencing all of those people over the Thanksgiving holiday. In fact it’s not even newsworthy. Shame on the media for even mentioning it. Fake news.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13552

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

The fact this even made the news is really not newsworthy in my opinion. Another fact is, WN didnt hesitate to follow through and do what they needed. If anything, it brings me more comfort in knowing they did the right thing, even if it meant a loss of revenue. We all know some airlines that would...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13552

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

Not very good timing for WN when they're trying to get their Hawaii ETOPS. Seems like that is taking an inordinately long time?

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 537
Views: 116048

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

A bit off topic but looking at the E-175s, they only have seat power in F. Is that a limitation of the plane? With those being used for longer flights, because they're an opportunity to fly routes that otherwise might not support a bigger plane, seems that it's a disadvantage. I realize that the -7...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska starts Saver Fares
Replies: 19
Views: 1960

Re: Alaska starts Saver Fares

My anecdotal experience is that there’s a pretty large group of people that never check anyone else but Southwest for domestic travel. Most assume WN will always be the least expensive, and the remainder are taking advantage of Southwest’s lack of change fees. I have a couple friends from my hometo...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer
Replies: 66
Views: 10286

Re: OAG Changes 11/18/2018:AA Adds ORD-GCM/PLS/YQB for Summer;D8 Suspends SWF-SNN;NK Loads Summer

NK LAS-LAX MAY 0.1>3[1.7] JUN 0>3[2] JUL 0>3[2] AUG 0>3[2] NK LAS-OAK MAY 0.1>4[3] JUN 0>4[3] JUL 0>4[3] AUG 0>4[3] NK LAS-PDX MAY 0.1>3[2] JUN 0>3[2] JUL 0>3[2] AUG 0>3[2] NK LAS-SAN MAY 0.1>4[3] JUN 0>4[3] JUL 0>4[3] AUG 0>4[3] NK LAS-SEA MAY 0.1>4[2] JUN 0>4[3] JUL 0>4[3] AUG 0>4[3] NK LAX-OAK M...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18293

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

WN add PNW-Hawaii? Over AS's body they will. Hawaii-California is going to be interesting but if they attempted that it'd be all out war.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18293

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

With the AS having a vast majority stake in PAE, it could happen. Even if it was a way to move RON's around with just a Q400, they could benefit with connections. RON space at SEA is really tight. Last summer planes were even parked overnight on the center runway if I recall...seemed like a safety ...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18293

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

People north of SEA have been itching for this to finally happen. Big sale for the next two days and double miles. Hell, I'm tempted to buy a ticket!!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 143
Views: 18293

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now

Who else asked to serve the airport and was turned down? No one...applications to serve PAE were open to all carriers. I think WN realized they didn't have the right equipment for serving PAE and were going to lose their shirt. The speculation about DAL is interesting...time will tell if there was ...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew
Replies: 44
Views: 6249

Re: Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew

Hard to watch...and the crew was incredibly patient with her. Her professional life is likely ruined and she is being vilified world-wide...a little jail time is probably in order as well. She should also be banned from travel by any airline although that probably won't happen except maybe AI. Maybe...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Financial Discussion Thread
Replies: 317
Views: 50012

Re: Icelandair and WOW merging!

Makes me think of the acquisition of VX by the much larger AS. They could have operated them separately under the umbrella of Alaska Air Group but it's redundant to have to have two different groups for operational purposes, marketing, etc. The differences in fleet type bring opportunities for right...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.
Replies: 94
Views: 15830

Re: Man removed from WestJet flight after falling asleep prior to takeoff.

I've been a flight attendant for 37 years and have NEVER heard of any airline demanding that you remain awake for taxi, takeoff and landing. This is just ridiculous. Now, if they'd tried to rouse the passenger and he was unresponsive then yes, I could see returning to the gate. But trying to wake hi...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)
Replies: 31
Views: 5509

Re: LH and SEA A333 starts today ( and YVR thoughts)

Sad to see the -47 go...I was checking availability and now the flights are quite full. So much for hitching a ride! :(

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 25894

Re: Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

That whole statement that AS is the catalyst seems incredibly naive. Do you really think the boys in Singapore sit around and discuss how AS is going to make their airline or even this single route better? They do not. This is not some JV partnership trying to fill multiple flights a day. It is a s...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 25894

Re: Official: Singapore Announces SIN-SEA

Fantastic news...this flight will be packed I'm sure. And 95 minutes is plenty of time for a turn...unless they hold passengers on board due to overcrowding in the SEA FIS.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 64643

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Remember that AS has announced only 2% yoy growth for 2019...I wouldn't expect too much from them in the coming year as far as adding new cities.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 64643

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

AS had a few planes divert to MSN on 9/11...they took good care of everyone stuck there if I recall.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 537
Views: 116048

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I'm not sure if this was addressed earlier in the thread...are they coming back with new interiors as well?

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India flight attendant falls from plane at Mumbai airport.
Replies: 6
Views: 1734

Re: Air India flight attendant falls from plane at Mumbai airport.

Always so sad to hear of this happening. Totally preventable if having had proper training.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 10132

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

I'm not saying AS is floundering as an enterprise. I'm saying that they're floundering to find a long term strategy if they aspire to be a national player. They're not aspiring to be a national player...they're aspiring to be an airline customers primarily on the west coast consider when they are t...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Near Miss Between two DC-3 in Rural Colombia?
Replies: 15
Views: 2389

Re: Near Miss Between two DC-3 in Rural Colombia?

If there was a contest for the craziest post on a.net this might win the prize!! Ancient airframe barely in service? Check Remote location no one has heard of? Check Non-event? Check

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 3822

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

Interior refresh is starting this fall. New Recaro seats in FC and Y, power ports, tablet holders. New LED cabin lighting and class divider too I believe.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11937

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

AS dropped SFO-MZT and the seasonal SEA-MZT years ago. Will those come back? I'd be really shocked to see SEA-MZT return...it only operated on weekends if I recall. I could see SFO-MZT but AS seems unwilling to take risks right now out of SFO with the price of fuel pretty high. It's the Canadians t...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLSE
Replies: 94
Views: 11937

Re: OAG Changes 10/7/2018:AA +CLTRAP,+DFW-HRL/EYW, Drops CLTTUS,CZMMIA;AI Drops EWRLHR;B6 +BOSPSP;DE Drops AUS;DL +DTWLS

Nice to see AS is returning to daily LAX-MZT. They'd had some bleak times down there the last ten years but it's a beautiful city and I hope this means things are picking up for them.

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by hiflyeras
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 9957

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

The only reason people talk about B6+AS is because B6 probably will need AS to get what it didn't gain in it's attempted purchase of VX, namely a competitive west coast presence to build a national network on. And this as well. They really do need each other in many ways if they want to survive in ...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 66
Views: 8617

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Sounding like UA and AS will both be having a 737-800 RON in PAE. AS to SJC and UA to DEN. Flyguy Source please. I just woke up and may not be awake yet but where did you see that UA and AS are planning on using Boeing a/c at PAE? Last I heard, AS and UA are using EMJs exclusively at PAE; WN is the...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's future at JFK
Replies: 42
Views: 9873

Re: BA's future at JFK

Wake me up when something actually happens. It'll be talked to death for years.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 64643

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

And they face the looming WN HI threat. I read yesterday that WN might enter with y fares of $99 out of OAK/SJC/SMF/SAN. That's going to really have a huge effect on how much AS and HA can charge in these markets. I hope they do! Go ahead and fill those planes up with $99 o/w fares from any WN city...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 18941

Re: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation

The more I read this thread the more I'm certain I will be dead and buried before it happens...as will Gov.Cuomo...and B6 probably will no longer exist as well.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 537
Views: 116048

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

NeBaNi wrote:
What P&W engine issues? AFAIK, all the VX A321neos have CFM.


Typo and too late to edit...sorry!!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 537
Views: 116048

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I think the removal of seatback IFE is extremely stupid and actually offensive to the passenger, though there are probably those who disagree with me (mainly those who have previously encountered UA's DirecTV system that basically represents what seatback IFE is NOT meant to be). I'd rather watch m...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: $10 Billion JFK Airport Renovation
Replies: 122
Views: 18941

Re: B6 selected to rebuilt T6/T7 at JFK

https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/in ... fk-changes
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Less than a year ago, BA announced a US$65mil remodel of T7. I don't think the paint is even dry yet!

https://www.britishairways.com/en-us/in ... fk-changes

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by hiflyeras
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE
Replies: 74
Views: 6325

Re: AS Subsidiary Will Perform Ground Handling for All Airlines at PAE

Ground handling vendors favor some clients over others all the time. If F9 is handled by AA in ORD and needs to be de-iced you can bet that the AA aircraft are higher on the priority list. Happens all the time everywhere. That said, PAE will be such a small operation...everyone will know everyone an...

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