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Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:45 pm

I've heard that Alaska will eventually use 738's on the SEA-MIA runs, replacing 73G's and 739's. I am flying on AS from SEA-MIA on March 27th, so I am curious.

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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:53 pm

According to Alaska's website, on the 27th it will be a 739. I'm curious if they've recieved the second 738 yet, because from what I know, it is supposed to be used on FAI-SEA-DCA and back.
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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:35 pm

The second 738 is currently at BFI undergoing flight testing, I saw it there yesterday.
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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:42 pm

To answer your question, yes! When, not by March 27th. Actually I'm thinking another year of 739/73G service to MIA. The first 738 (N546AS) as most know is operating SEA-EWR. The second (N549AS) one will operate SEA-DCA. Florida service is high on the 738 list, but we won't have a 3rd -800 online till this fall. That will be the soonest you see it scheduled to MIA. Most days the -900 is authorized to 16/144, the same count as the -800, so I'd prefer the -900. Then you know there will be some open seats around you.
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You could get lucky and get it swapped in. The -800 did BOS and MCO last week.

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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:20 am

I've heard that Alaska is getting good loads in their SEA-MIA route. It would be cool to see their 738 with winglets down here in MIA.

AA used to fly the route with 763s, probably too big for the demand, but the 737NGs seem to be just the right size.

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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:18 am

THe SEA-MIA route has to be one hell of a long trip!  old 
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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:22 am

7E72004...

MIA-SEA 2722miles 6:31 flight time....not AS longest flight
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ORD-ANC 2849miles 6:53 flight time on a 73G

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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:51 pm

SEA-MIA is the longest flight in the lower 48 states.
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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:54 pm

Not to crack open a can of worms here..but I heard from their HDQ that HNL might be in the works from SEA using the 738 towards the end of the year. It is like one or two on their short list for expansion.
 
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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:33 pm

Flyibaby: Yes, it is a strong rumor. But, a rumor none the less. I heard it would be a ANC-HNL flight. Remember that the current 738 is not ETOPS. So when we see an ETOPS -800 delivered or N546AS made ETOPS, then HNL will be possible.

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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:17 pm

SEA-MIA is the longest flight in the lower 48 states.


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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:36 am

Who flys SFO-BGR?

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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:54 am

No one does nonstop - he was just being a smartass.  Smile
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RE: Will Alaska Airlines SEA-MIA Runs Go To 738's?

Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:57 am

HNL might be in the works from SEA using the 738 towards the end of the year.

It's a rumor only right now, especially since we have a codeshare agreement in place with HA.

....however, eventually there DOES come a time where it's more costly to sell HNL service to your customers via codeshare than if you flew your own metal there - or so I'm told from our pricing people, anyway.  Smile
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