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by Chugach
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64018

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

Has SAN ever had a flight to ANC? if not what is the O/D Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk California-ANC non-stops have, historically, been very seasonal. Given that PDX and more-so SEA have so many connections to Alaska, the majority of service has been mostly one-stops. To my knowledge, ANC h...

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by Chugach
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 483
Views: 64018

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

ibthebigd wrote:
Has SAN ever had a flight to ANC?

if not what is the O/D

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk


Not enough to justify overflying four possible hub connecting points.

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by Chugach
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

If B6’s ANC rumors are true, that’s a major bummer. I know a lot of people, both family and friends, who use that PDX-ANC flight in the summer. It’s a great alternative to AS if you’re not married to the AS Mileage Plan. I wouldn’t be surprised if, either next year or the year after, DL takes anoth...

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by Chugach
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

If B6’s ANC rumors are true, that’s a major bummer. I know a lot of people, both family and friends, who use that PDX-ANC flight in the summer. It’s a great alternative to AS if you’re not married to the AS Mileage Plan. I wouldn’t be surprised if, either next year or the year after, DL takes anothe...

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by Chugach
Wed May 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I was looking at a sampling of AS destinations out of PDX in April 2020 and if what I saw is true , most of the current frequencies on routes will be reduced dramatically.....ANC down to 2 daily, OAK down to 2 daily, SMF down to 2 daily, SJC is down to 4 daily, BZN down to 1 daily and so on...........

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by Chugach
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10808

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I just flew a brand new (it's second flight ever with pax) Alaska 737-9 on Friday -- Transcon. To my shock, this brand new plane with the new interior and seats DID NOT have tablet holders. Ironically, in their magazine they tout the tablet holders in their retrofitted Airbus fleet (which I've flow...

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by Chugach
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10808

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

VX has flown to ANC seasonally before. ANC is a totally normal airport Exactly. Anyone can fly into Anchorage. It is an international airport on the coast with long runways aligned for different wind conditions and multiple ILS approaches. The RNP capability that Alaska has on its 737s allow them t...

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by Chugach
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10808

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I think he was pulling your leg, as B6 flies to ANC. JetBlue’s airbus fleet (or at least some of it) is equipped to fly into Alaska, whereas the AS 319/320 fleet is not VX has flown to ANC seasonally before. ANC is a totally normal airport B6, AA, AC, soon to be G4, and occasionally DL all send Air...

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by Chugach
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future for small planes in the airline industry
Replies: 18
Views: 2545

Re: The future for small planes in the airline industry

Sometimes there is pushback against regional airliners. I remember between 2014 and 2017, AS opened up a base for QX at ANC to operate flights between ANC and FAI on their Q400 planes. There was pushback against this as Fairbanks residents did not want to have to go outside to board a plane, especi...

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by Chugach
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 159
Views: 18161

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

AS is adding a daily mainline frequency on SEA-RNO starting this July. Does anyone know when the last time this route saw mainline, if ever, was? https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282996/alaska-airlines-s19-skywestmainline-aircraft-changes-as-of-17feb19/ It was mainline when it star...

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by Chugach
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Just came across something a bit odd... Starting June 6th, Alaska's SLC-PDX schedule shows two flights scheduled within 23 minutes of each other. One departs SLC and 12:15 PM (mainline 737), and the next departs at 12:38 PM (Skywest E175): https://www.google.com/flights#flt=SLC.PDX.2019-06-06;c:USD...

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by Chugach
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 159
Views: 18161

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

OAG updates week of 1/20: AA MIA-SEA JUN 1.0>1.8[1.8] JUL 1.0>2[2] AUG 1.0>2[1.6] AS OGG-SEA JUN 1.5>2[1.4] JUL 1.4>2[1.4] AUG 1.5>2[1.5] G4 ANC-BLI JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0] UA IAD-SEA JUN 3>4[3] JUL 3>4[3] AUG 3>4[3] Notes: -UA added an extra SEA-IAD frequency, so they'll now have 8 am, noon, 9 p...

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by Chugach
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 159
Views: 18161

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

wedgetail737 wrote:
I wonder if AS will go after them on the BLI-ANC flights.


I doubt it. Two flights a week for a third of the year isn’t much to get wound up over.

But, if AS announces BLI-ANC (or even PAE-ANC, which I think would be much more likely) then I think we will have our answer.

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by Chugach
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

jbpdx wrote:
HA26 HNL-PDX diverted to OAK last night. Due to arrive today at 11:08 am. Hotel rooms for everyone? Sun Country HNL-PDX arrived 27 min late yesterday.


Fog at PDX. There were a few diversions to Seattle as well.

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by Chugach
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area
Replies: 24
Views: 4310

Re: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area

One time Alaska tried to stop a 737 in AKN on anc-hnl They didn’t try...they did. Except I remember it being ANC-AKN-OGG. It looks like AS has been to AKN more than a few times. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x56e877ceabb1d123%3A0x86d4014ae89e8e73!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!...

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by Chugach
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area
Replies: 24
Views: 4310

Re: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area

Long time reader and first time poster! Looking at Flightradar24, I noticed several AS flights from the Pacific Northwest adding an unscheduled stop in the Bay Area (SMF/OAK/SJC) on the way to Hawaii. This is due to stiff headwinds I imagine. For example, AS 843 from SEA-KOA is doing SEA-OAK-KOA, a...

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by Chugach
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area
Replies: 24
Views: 4310

Re: AS Pacific Northwest to Hawaii flights routing through Bay Area

32andBelow wrote:
One time Alaska tried to stop a 737 in AKN on anc-hnl


They didn’t try...they did. Except I remember it being ANC-AKN-OGG.

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by Chugach
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27502

Re: AS new interior

FlightLevel360 wrote:
I would avoid this product on transcons and Hawaii flights, though.


You’re in luck! Alaska’s 73G’s aren’t ETOPS so you won’t see them in Hawaii and they rarely show up on transcon routes.

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by Chugach
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Russia nonstop flights
Replies: 80
Views: 11711

Re: US-Russia nonstops flights

MalevTU134 wrote:
Isn't there also the (seasonal) PKC-ANC flight on Yakutia?


Yes...hopefully it survives the correct political strife.

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by Chugach
Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

I was looking at a summer sample of 2019 schedule between SEA and PDX and all 19 flights are Q400's with only 3 mainlands next summer. What a huge difference in capacity from summer 2018... It doesn't surprise me that almost all of them are Q400s this time around, since the E175s will be flying rou...

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by Chugach
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 starting BLI-ANC
Replies: 27
Views: 2366

G4 starting BLI-ANC

Seasonal service starts May 22, twice weekly.

I will be curious to see how this works out.

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by Chugach
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Agreed...I'm surprised that SY didn't add a summer seasonal to ANC....... If B6 ever decides to give up on PDX-ANC, I think we will see SY, or maybe even DL, jump on it. There’s room for a second carrier in addition to AS, but not much more. Historically, there seems to have always been a second ca...

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by Chugach
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Kudos to SY for stepping up where AS refuses to (BNA, STL). It's not perfect but something is better than nothing. Agreed...I'm surprised that SY didn't add a summer seasonal to ANC....... If B6 ever decides to give up on PDX-ANC, I think we will see SY, or maybe even DL, jump on it. There’s room f...

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by Chugach
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

Does anyone know if SY is getting passengers in/out of PDX? Whenever I look at a seat map they're very empty...except maybe MSP. What happens if you don't buy a seat assignment in advance? Is it free at check-in? I'm cautiously optimistic regarding PDX being a focus city...…………… I flew them recentl...

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by Chugach
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 12255

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

I am surprised that AS doesn’t fly to more destinations from ANC. They’ve tried and discontinued SFO, GEG, DEN, YVR, and LAS from ANC. I think you answered your own question. DEN and YVR are Star Alliance hubs that can funnel connecting traffic from around the continent and beyond. AS had to rely o...

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by Chugach
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 682
Views: 86494

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2019

RW21 is in use at PDX tonight. Little bit breezy out there.

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by Chugach
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 12255

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

It’s probably a matter of time before ANC-SFO shows up, but there’s no way they’re doing ANC-SFO/SJC at the same time. ANC-SAN just isn’t that big of a market, and it overflies three connecting hubs (SEA, PDX, LAX) that have nonstop connections to ANC. Just as an example, AS dumped ANC-LAS this win...

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by Chugach
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 12255

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

PDX showing up as one of the top mileage redemption cities in the AS mileage plan isn’t a great sign, and probably points to why PDX has a hard time keeping AS service to some markets. Sorry for sounding somewhat ignorant, but why would this hurt AS service at PDX? If more miles are being used at P...

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by Chugach
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 12255

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Happy 2019 everyone! Alaska has been quite an interesting airline to follow. In their most recent investor report, they stated that 2019 will be a much slower growth year in terms of new routes, so we'll see what that looks like in this coming year. In my opinion, we'll see increased growth in stro...

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by Chugach
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks
Replies: 51
Views: 3763

Re: Longest & shortest routes in airline networks

For AS:

ANC-KOA: 2,874 miles
PSG-WRG: 31 miles

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by Chugach
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways 787 in HNL
Replies: 5
Views: 2038

Re: Uzbekistan Airways 787 in HNL

For two years now they have a contract with a Japanese tour operator for charters. Guam has been a regular destination. Looks like they might be doing Hawaii also now. I am becoming more interested in this type of flying, rare birds operating odd routings for their livery. Is there a site or place ...

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by Chugach
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20872

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

DL website says December 24 DL 128 from PEK to SEA diverts to SYA (Shemya)... must have been an amazing place to land in late December.... Shemya is a damn interesting place to even Have to land so they must have been well south of there before they turned to Land or they could have made it back to...

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by Chugach
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)
Replies: 79
Views: 20872

Re: DL 128 diverts to SYA (Shemya, Alaska)

We've had this discussion before on a.net, and "nearest suitable aerodrome" is perhaps a bit more open ended than the words suggest. For instance the wording isn't "nearest viable aerodrome" and that leaves room for discretion as to what makes one aerodrome suitable and another ...

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by Chugach
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 8750 over pacific
Replies: 49
Views: 9600

Re: WN 8750 over pacific

Anyone have some popcorn? This is better than watching Real Housewives on Bravo. Btw, good catch to the OP. Would be interesting to see what happens over the next few days, if anything else. On a side note, a friend at AA was telling me that LAX-ANC is considered "international" because o...

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by Chugach
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and FAI
Replies: 25
Views: 4305

Re: AA and FAI

Other than the SEA market (Alaska Airlines), FAI-Eastern US has been led by NW/Delta for many years. It is a small enough city that more competition might not make money for anyone. Granted that leadership has only happened for about four months out of the year every year. I’ve done FAI-MSP-ATL in ...

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by Chugach
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and FAI
Replies: 25
Views: 4305

Re: AA and FAI

I for one am THRILLED by both the 787 and the 321neo service this summer. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I'll fly it, because I can't earn my AS miles on those AA flights. And have you SEEN what AA is asking for first class tickets ANC-DFW-ANC this year??? Upwards of $3200!!! No way in heck would I pa...

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by Chugach
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and FAI
Replies: 25
Views: 4305

Re: AA and FAI

Recall that Reno Air (QQ) served FAI in the mid/late 1990s prior to acquisition by AA in 1999. Nowadays, it's not hard to imagine AA dropping in to FAI from PHX during peak summer season. Yet so far they have appeared happy to let AS do the heavy lifting up north, even as DL and UA have expanded. D...

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by Chugach
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and FAI
Replies: 25
Views: 4305

Re: AA and FAI

32andBelow wrote:
Omg who cares about FAILAX let’s talk more about this 787. Are they gonna be able to work it off the end of the b Concorse or are they gonna have to park it at north. And is a -8 or a -9?


DL and DE park 767’s on the end of B every summer. Shouldn’t be much different to stick a 787 in there.

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by Chugach
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and FAI
Replies: 25
Views: 4305

Re: AA and FAI

[*]

KICT wrote:
Doubt it. United beat them to it with upcoming ORD and SFO.
And Delta is well-established on their long running seasonal flights to SEA and MSP.


DL operates FAI-SEA year round now. Started a couple of years ago.

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by Chugach
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and FAI
Replies: 25
Views: 4305

Re: AA and FAI

MAH4546 wrote:
Fairbanks got a SCASD grant a few months ago and the goal is PHX or LAX on AA.


Didn’t that wind up going to market the new FAI-SFO service on UA?

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by Chugach
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131303

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

BlatantEcho wrote:
Any of you guys see the craziness of departures arrivals last night during windstorm?

737-900s taking off runway 21 into a 30kt headwind.

Arrivals were all goofy too. Didn’t last long, but good timeS


Flew in from ANC last night and landed on 28L. Bummer...21 would have been cool.

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by Chugach
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 17470

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

I'm surprised we're not talking more about the 787-8 to ANC. That's a lot of seats up north, and DFW is located pretty far south, in the contiguous US. What I mean is, if one were traveling from IND to ANC, would one rather go IND-DFW-ANC on AA or IND-MSP-ANC on Delta (or a similar itinerary throug...

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by Chugach
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)
Replies: 39
Views: 10581

Re: Earthquake PANC

roadrunner165 wrote:
Ground stop -- Seems that they are accepting inbound arrivals and a few departures, mostly cargo jets. All commercial flights are suspended at the moment. No update on Alaskaair.com


AS87 and AS131 both turned around and appear to be headed back to SEA and PDX, respectively.

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by Chugach
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 6291

Re: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019

If Harbin was such an attractive place to fly to, wouldn't it already have more connections outside China? If tons of Europeans needed to fly there, wouldn't it be one of the AY destinations? And if Europe doesn't work for Harbin, why an earth would ANC? What segment of people would need to fly bet...

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by Chugach
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 6291

Re: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019

I wonder how much traffic there is to Harbin? The service to Russia P-K is closer and offers connections to Tokyo, Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, and Seoul. I would feel like those are the more popular destinations out of ANC? I am surprised they didn't go for a year-round subsidy on that route. I guess ...

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by Chugach
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 1408
Views: 131303

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2018

Since everybody loves a good PDX vs SEA debate, I thought I’d look at some economic indicators to shed some light on why SEA has been growing exponentially more than PDX. The cliff notes version is that Seattle’s economy has grown exponentially more than Portland’s. Currently metro Seattle has the 1...

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by Chugach
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27149

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I would be very surprised if indeed this isn't just a rumor. SIN is a financial capital and SEA, with all due respect, doesn't have that many business located near it not to mention a small population of just 724,000. There are so many other cities that offer much more than SEA, with all due respec...

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by Chugach
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66762

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I’m waiting for AS to open up ANC-MSP. DL has dominated that market for too long. I’d love it, but I just don’t see it...DL is down to less than daily in deep winter on that route and that’s with a major hub on one end. Maybe as a summer seasonal flight if (or when) SY ever dumps MSP-ANC with this ...

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by Chugach
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66762

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

San Luis Obispo (SBP) says they may see several new routes next year including SBP-PDX, SBP-SAN, along with SBP-DFW. The first two would likely be AS and the last one AA. http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article220311835.html Yes, SBP has really been pushing AS for a PDX flight. Hopefully it...

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by Chugach
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?
Replies: 31
Views: 5166

Re: UA TATL flights to FRA from midsized markets?

In addition, DE has service from a whole slew of midsize US markets to FRA already.

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