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Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:35 pm

Per Bloomberg's industry wrap up this morning - 150-200 flight attendants to start from San Diego base in April ... will save $1 million + in annual travel costs.

edit: adding: this

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranci...ases/California/2013/01/18/SF44698

[Edited 2013-01-18 06:20:18]
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:03 pm

Where is AS going to be in the airport after all of the construction? Same spot?
 
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:14 pm

Adding this coverage as well:

Alaska Airlines to Open San Diego Base, Increase Flying


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Alaska Airlines will open up a flight attendant base in San Diego on April 1, 2013 to support increased flying. The airline plans to operate 24 departures per day from San Diego during the summer...

 
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:32 pm

News is a couple months old:

AS Opening SAN FA Base (by HiFlyerAS Nov 30 2012 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:37 pm

This has a bit more substance to it though, being much closer to the action date. Too bad we can't merge threads, however.
 
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:44 pm

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 4):

I'm more interested in the $1 million + savings for opening a flight attendant base in travel costs for the airline. Love those fun little facts.
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:52 pm

Quoting Sligo (Reply 1):
Where is AS going to be in the airport after all of the construction? Same spot?

Im still wondering (1) where AS is going to end up gate-wise (presumably stayinh put or close to it) and then (2) where the base will be physically located.
 
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:41 pm

I believe they are staying in Terminal 1 W. United is vacating their gates once they move into the expanded Terminal 2 this summer. This should give AS plenty of room to grow.
 
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:44 pm

Quoting Sligo (Reply 6):
Im still wondering (1) where AS is going to end up gate-wise (presumably stayinh put or close to it) and then (2) where the base will be physically located.

Staying put for now. New base won't be anything other than a small supervisor's office and small crew lounge in the terminal. There won't be any training facilities built if that's what you're thinking. The only base with those kinds of things is SEA.
 
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:22 pm

Quoting sanflyr (Reply 7):
I believe they are staying in Terminal 1 W. United is vacating their gates once they move into the expanded Terminal 2 this summer. This should give AS plenty of room to grow.

Does that mean UA will construct a new RCC in T2?
 
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:09 pm

Quoting psa1011 (Reply 9):
Does that mean UA will construct a new RCC in T2?

Yes. There will be a new United Club in T2. From what I have read, it will be the new design.
 
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RE: Bloomberg: Alaska Air Opens FA Base In SAN

Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:27 am

Quoting psa1011 (Reply 9):
Does that mean UA will construct a new RCC in T2?
Quoting sanflyr (Reply 10):
Yes. There will be a new United Club in T2. From what I have read, it will be the new design.

Actually, the new RCC is being finished up in the new T2W expansion (The Green Build) and should be opening in just a few months (probably by April) when UA moves all their (combined) mainland ops there.

The fate of the present 5 gates that UA uses in T1W has not been announced but has certainly been discussed a lot in the last year. Most of us hope to see AS grab at least a couple of these gates for continued expansion at SAN. In any case, it's probably safe to say that the 5 gates will be put to good use pretty soon after UA is gone!

There's also some talk about the nice, soon-to-be-empty RCC in T1W and what might become of it... a lovely new AS Board Room perhaps?

AS is not only adding flights via new routes -- such as BOS and LIH -- but they are adding frequencies and capacity to existing routes such as the daily-doubles that we'll be seeing soon to OGG and SJD!

 

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