Someone enlighten me....why do they punish their top carrier (WN), who presumably brings them the most revenue etc., but keeps reducing their slot count each year? Seems to me the process is too arbitrary.Jump to post
This is, I believe, the only active thread about WN to HI and I wanted to re-post something that I just posted elsewhere that I think might relate to the question of connecting service to destinations beyond the gateways on the west coast (CA.) Since red-eyes are not yet offered by WN, can pax get ...Jump to post
You guys talk as if this is it. Yeah we see network limitations with this initial rollout but they haven’t even rolled out the rest of the announced cities yet. They have clearly stated there’s more to come and their goal is to bring opportunities to everyone. Exactly!! To echo this and other simil...Jump to post
"Paine Field Update Southwest also today announced it has entered into an agreement with Alaska Airlines to transfer the carrier's slot access to an under-construction passenger terminal at Paine Field (PAE). The decision is based on business considerations and terms of the agreement are confid...Jump to post
Enjoyed the report! I like the bonus info on the aircraft routings you included...always fun to know where they've been and where they're going!
Great report! Nice to see a change to a GA trip report. Good job with the details, photos, and navigating safely.Jump to post
Enjoyable report. Thanks for sharing!Jump to post
Enjoyed the report. It reminded me that I need to try Allegiant, and that I've got to get to Utah. Looks gorgeous.
See link from Southwest media page:
https://www.swamedia.com/releases/relea ... e-aircraft
Thank you, this is the Waco I know. All of this talk of increasing flights for Waco was throwing me off. Outside of Baylor what is there at Waco, and please do not the Dr. Pepper Museum. We are talking about Waco, Texas, right? Well there is SpaceX just south of Waco where they flight test their ro...Jump to post
Fantastic report! Really enjoyed the photos. That's quite a haul in one day. Just got back from Maui week before last, a few days before they started the new A321 service. Glad you got to experience the new plane.
FlyDeltaJets wrote:Any hint on the last VX departure?
catdaddy63 wrote:GCM lists MIA-ANC as 4003nm, Boeing advertises the range of the Max8 as 3515nm. So no, we won't see the Max8 on that route. Now, DFW-ANC at 3043nm is doable possibly with some seasonal restrictions northbound.
LOWS wrote:Wow! some kind of electronic sign with information about a flight??
Only 10+ years behind everyone else.
"He said that while the closure is not directly related to Horizon’s recent operational problems — an acute pilot shortage has caused hundreds of canceled flights every month for most of this year — maintaining the three Q400s in Alaska is too costly when those resources are needed on more cri...Jump to post
TerminalD wrote:scoping2008 wrote:I would assume they will be better than LAX/SFO/DCA/LGA, but significantly worse than DFW-PDX/SEA have performed.
Delta Airlines (PDX-CDG) If Indianapolis can get a IND-CDG (Paris, France) route, then I think that DL could make the route work very well for PDX (with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft). Even if the route was only seasonal, I think it would do very well, overall... Maybe Air France (AF) could take on the...Jump to post
What is this?
KAI KOA-OAK OCT 0.9>0
Absolutely amazing geography and scenery...just stunning. Thanks for sharing!Jump to post
I don't know if this will be scoffed at or not - I'm not an expert and don't pretend to be - but their entry, and perhaps more importantly, AA's exit from BK was extremely well-timed to put them in a competitive situation with when the Wright Amendment was repealed and their cross-town neighbor WN w...Jump to post
So a family friend was at MDW today from 2AM until 13:30. Nothing happened at all. The only hiccups we're user error for frontline employees getting the rhythm down using the new system. It was otherwise a normal Tuesday morning in Chicago! Good job to everyone at Southwest! Flyguy I'm in HOU now o...Jump to post
oosnowrat wrote:PlanesNTrains wrote:
Could it? Sure. Will it? How can anyone really know?
A good answer to all this guy's posts.
DAL will keep both DCA,LGA,SFO & LAX. Dropping DAL-LAS But add SAN,SEA,PDX & SJC to the west. I see them adding ORD,BOS,JFK and MIA. This would make DAL a nice focus city. The small increase of flights from DAL wouldn't affect AA much. WN is Maxed out at DAL so responding to increased compe...Jump to post
To me, its not about DAL, but the slots at DCA and LGA. DCA slots are in-perimeter as are all LGA slots of course (Saturday exceptions IIRC). So, does AS want to keep them at DAL, or switch them to another city more geographically optimized to flow to the entire west coast? I agree, and disagree. I...Jump to post
bigbird wrote:How many will have been delivered to them by Oct. 1?
WN dropping PDX-HOU (and SEA-HOU)...looks like time for AS to add PDX-IAH. And they're down to one daily SEA-SAN...why bother? They've already pulled out of SEA-SNA, are dropping BNA and MKE (seasonal reductions?). It seems their SEA schedule is getting less and less. I know for certain that the PD...Jump to post
I think Tilden is going to shoot himself in the foot by not giving the A321s a chance. The aircraft has proven is superiority over the 900er. I just think it's asinine. We were told that they would evaluate the Airbus fleet and that it would be around for a long while. But it seems that Alaska is p...Jump to post
FWIW....friend of mine spoke to an AS employee last week on her flight from LAS to SEA and he said AS plans on keeping VX's ops at DAL and AS's single gate at DFW as well. Not really sure how that'll work but we'll find out soon enough If the above turns out to be true, I can't help but wonder if t...Jump to post
Somehow I'm not surprised. This is extremely telling of what's to come for all the new carriers serving Cuba.Jump to post
#2.) All of the "growth" in destinations have been RJ flights with 1x daily frequency. Meanwhile, mainline destinations such as ANC and YYC have been cut. Not to mention that many routes have had frequency cuts including big upcoming cuts to HNL. What upcoming HNL cuts are you referring t...Jump to post
The biggest is ETOPS training and certification - which we haven't even started yet. We had initially spooled the program up, but have since shut it down. It will be no secret when Hawai'i is on it's way, as the training and certification for ETOPS will be common knowledge (here in Anet land). Did ...Jump to post
They have a decent-sized fleet of E-jets...wondering why they wouldn't use an E170 on this route.Jump to post
I suppose I should've clarified my question with the assumption that all operational requirements (ETOPS, etc.) are met prior to announcing the route. That assumption is the whole ball game. The expense and time required to be able to serve the market doesn't make financial sense when there are oth...Jump to post
[/quote]They can't just jump on and give it a try. ETOPS approval is a significant investment for an already competitive market. Until they can't profitably deploy aircraft elsewhere, it probably doesn't make a lot of sense.[/quote] I suspose I should've clarified my question with the assumption tha...Jump to post
Ok, so to pursue a tangent thought related to this thread... I mentioned specifically B6 and NK in the opening post as not flying to Hawaii. On that note, I am surprised B6 hasn't entered that market yet...maybe if they would've won the bid for VX, they would've been a lot closer to doing that from ...Jump to post
Speaking as a California native, I spent my honeymoon in Hawaii and then made 3 return trips over the years. My wife and I talked about the Caribbean but never really wanted to go. Then we finally took one cruise. Since then we've been to the Caribbean probably 10 times and have not returned to Haw...Jump to post
Haha, seems I have basically tried to compare apples to oranges. I didn't realize it was that much cheaper to travel to the Caribbean. Also, between population, current competition, and general aircraft utilization, it seems flying to the Caribbean is a much less risky business decision. Appreciate ...Jump to post
Hello, I haven't posted in quite a while, but this topic just got me thinking and I hope it's worthwhile for the forum. My question is this: What are the differences between the Hawaiian market and the Caribbean market? I find it very interesting that you have certain low-cost carriers, say B6 and N...Jump to post
Really enjoyed Part 1 and 2 so far!
I was just curious...did you notice if they refueled at each stop, or did they tanker fuel from one airport to the other on those short hops?
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/knope2001" class="quote" target="_blank">knope2001</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>92.8% <acronym title="Philadelphi...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rta" class="quote" target="_blank">rta</a> (<a href="#53" class="quote">Reply 53</a>):<br/><i>I can't wait to see more <acronym title="Alaska Ai...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/catiii" class="quote" target="_blank">catiii</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>They're not "stuck" anywhere</i></font></td>...Jump to post
I flew <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> - <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> last night on <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. Compared to the other terminals at <acronym titl...Jump to post
Stunning photos! Enjoyed your report.
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Albuquerque - Internationa...Jump to post
Great report! I never thought about a day trip to ASE but that looks pretty tempting.
Don't think I saw <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KAUS), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> - <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. I fl...Jump to post
I'm not sure about the competitive dynamic between WOW and <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym>, but was wondering if this could be some kind of pre-emptive move against <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym> starting <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">...Jump to post
Any guesses on who might start using these gates?