I took the SEA
for the first time way back in the 70s on the DC-10-30!
"as well think that a lot of the reason why Aeroflot and SAS serve Seattle is due to geography. Seattle is actually the closest destination to SVO
on the west coast. It should also be pointed out that the Aeroflot flight continues to SFO
. I am wondering, however, why SAS doesn't do this as well, especially since SFO
is a huge UA
The reason why this one does not have a continuation to SFO
is that the flight times allow for a CPH
cycle to be less than 24 hrs allowing one aircraft to get the job done. A continuation to SFO
would require more aircraft and besides the feeder traffic (from UA
) up and down the west coast is fine to fill the SEA
flight anyway. As for Aeroflot I dunno. . .
"Boeing's corporate base is Chicago, not Seattle. That's what fills the J seats, not factory workers"
Wrong! Obviously you have never been to KSEA on a weekday morning! Where do you think all the engineers, designers and staff are at. . . And yes they fly all the time all over the planet from KSEA! If your B7X7 breaks down with something out of the ordinary where do you think the engineer and the parts are coming from? Not some bean-counter in Chicago. . . and they do fill the J seats quite often with FF