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by Chugach
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I guess it is all preference but I too prefer the E-175 to mainline on shorter flights. I’ve found SkyWest flights attendants to be very nice in both F and Y. I’ve found the food offerings in First to be perfectly acceptable in First on the Embraers too. I have limited experience to draw off of, bu...

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by Chugach
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Stay tuned for news today. Nothing huge, but good news nonetheless. Float Alaska is a disaster. You guys need to get on ENA and HOM ASAP I’ll second that. ENA in particular is a missed opportunity. I know there’s the issue of getting TSA there but it’s easily the biggest AK market not served by AS,...

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by Chugach
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4444

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

As a side note, many folks here on ANet would be surprised at the close ties Alaska and Hawaii have. They really have a lot in common. Last two states to be admitted. Other than that I cannot think of what they have in common. Can you elaborate? Spend enough time in both places and you’ll start to ...

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by Chugach
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4444

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

I flew Western ANC-HNL in 1974, on a Boeing 720-H (720 overwater. long range modifications. They flew it daily in the winter (I flew it in December), up to 5x a week the rest of the year. United never flew HNL-ANC-HNL, and, after Western discontinued the route (long before the Delta merger), nobody...

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by Chugach
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4444

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

NW did ANC-OGG-HNL seasonally with a 753 up until the DL merger IIRC. They did, took that one as well a couple of times. Aircraft routed MSP-ANC-OGG-HNL-ANC-MSP. Whenever I took it there were always people connecting to/from MSP on it. NW dropped it as soon as AS announced they were starting ANC-HN...

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by Chugach
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4444

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

I believe AS and possibly NW have done this route in the past. AS still does, in the non-COVID alternate universe. I found an AS press release from 2011. Did AS operate ANC-HNL (seasonally?) right up to March 2020? https://investor.alaskaair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/alaska-airlines-ad...

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by Chugach
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)
Replies: 34
Views: 4444

Re: United ANC-HNL non-stop? (c 1984)

bfitzflyer wrote:
I believe AS and possibly NW have done this route in the past.


AS still does, in the non-COVID alternate universe.

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by Chugach
Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

It's not that short. 7,200ft at sea level and cold climate. The -900 will take a full boat to SEA without issues. It's not as anemic of an airplane as A.net makes it out to be. When did they lengthen it? Used to be 6,500 feet. I’d heard from some folks at AS who said the -900 had issues at SIT due ...

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by Chugach
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I see AS has 13 flights a day between SEA and ANC that run nearlly on the hour in the AM and PM. You throw in the DL flights and there are 18+ total. Is there that big a draw or is this mostly cargo? TIA There is that big of a draw. 13 flights is low for AS...in a normal summer that number would be...

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by Chugach
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

both milkruns are also EAS subsidized. So any requests to downgauge or change would have to be made in the docket. I see AS has 13 flights a day between SEA and ANC that run nearlly on the hour in the AM and PM. You throw in the DL flights and there are 18+ total. Is there that big a draw or is thi...

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by Chugach
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

They appear to be doing validation flights all over southeast. Yet no southeast routes have been announced. Probably won't do that initially so as to not annoy the AS pilot union but it is always good to have that option if they need it and you may as well get it done in one pass. It gives AS a goo...

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by Chugach
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 68524

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

If I'm not mistaken, Delta inherited Amsterdam and Tokyo-Narita from the Northwest merger. Why was London added in the mid-2010s? Did the former Delta/Alaska partnership have an influence on the route? No, Northwest flew from Seattle. Delta initiated trans-Pacific flying from Portland when it attem...

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by Chugach
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;
Replies: 75
Views: 16956

Re: OAG Changes 8/4/2020:SEPTEMBER SLIDE;AA Drops LAX-YVR;AM Drops AUS;AS Adds SAN-SBA;

Interesting to see AA out of LAX-YVR. IIRC, they originally launched the route as Eagle (CR7s?), and then eventually upgraded it to all E75s and threw in an A319 on the evening run. I can't remember specifically but I feel that AA was 3-5 times daily at one point on the route. That said, the route ...

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by Chugach
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancels Portland (PDX)
Replies: 16
Views: 8380

Re: BA cancels Portland (PDX)

As a Portlander I can assure you that what the media is reporting (basically that the entire city is burning) is far from the truth. I work in downtown about 3 blocks from where the nightly protests happen, and has been alluded to by others it’s business as usual. None of us are privy to internal BA...

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by Chugach
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

It is not runway length which would be the concern but weight limits on the pavement. I just checked and they could handle the heavier planes with a PCN which is equal to or better than WRG or YAK. Kenai sees 737’s from time to time when the wind shear at ANC causes diversions. The bigger issue is ...

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by Chugach
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I don't see that happening. With no TSA at either of those it would be too much of a hassle to bring that in there like they do in Cold Bay. Also can the runways even handle a E175? I'm sure the locals would love having that type of service though. Kenai and Homer both have more runway than most ot...

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by Chugach
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69021

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

AS needs to get e175s on ENA and HOM before FLOAT launches I don't see that happening. With no TSA at either of those it would be too much of a hassle to bring that in there like they do in Cold Bay. Also can the runways even handle a E175? I'm sure the locals would love having that type of service...

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by Chugach
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion
Replies: 157
Views: 26740

AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

https://investor.alaskaair.com/news-rel ... s-2020-lax
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New routes are LAX-RSW/TPA/LIH/KOA/BZN/MFR/EUG, PDX-FLL, SAN-FLL, and SEA-RSW.

Discuss.

https://investor.alaskaair.com/news-rel ... s-2020-lax

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by Chugach
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12274

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

If I were AS I would just take the opportunity to put ravn 2.0 in its grave and take ena and hom immediately. Expand service to cdb, and get a real codeshare with grant. I’ll be interested to see if AS is one of the bidders to buy parts of Ravn out of bankruptcy. Couldn’t agree more on ENA and HOM....

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by Chugach
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12274

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

The first AS E175 flight in Alaska is loaded. AS2020, ANC-AKN-DLG-ANC. Starts 10/1.

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by Chugach
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12274

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Could we see ASA use the E175 fill in the gaps left by Ravn's bankruptcy? I'm mostly referring to airports such as HOM, ANI, and GAL. Homer is a bit ways from Anchorage, accessible by car but there's no scheduled service to any of the areas in it's immediate region such as Seward, Kenai or Homer it...

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by Chugach
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12274

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Re-reading the sub-headline, it says “opens opportunities for future new service”. Wonder if they have something else up their sleeve.

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by Chugach
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12274

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

I expect it on CDB and ADK before long. CDB is going to have to got 7-14X if ravn doesn’t come back. also RIP ravn 2.0 and penair 3.0 Only way I see the E175 going out there is if they supplement it with freighter service. I’d expect it in ADQ before long, though. Maybe also BET. Probably a pipe dr...

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by Chugach
Sun May 31, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY
Replies: 35
Views: 6203

DL1327 (FAI-SEA) diverts to YXY

According to the Whitehorse Star, an electrical issue caused the diversion. Based on where the plane was when it turned around, I’m pretty surprised they didn’t land at JNU instead of dealing with the headaches of an international diversion on a domestic flight. My guess is they wanted the straight-...

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by Chugach
Tue May 26, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 68524

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

At some point DL will be forced to decide on PDX-HND, and probably sooner than they’d like. Not saying it will even be this summer, but at some point the USDOT will require airlines to fly their awarded HND slots, else lose them to a competitor. International travel may stay down for a while, but D...

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by Chugach
Tue May 26, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 68524

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

At work today I noticed the concourse E extension has the gate numbers on the external building now. One thing is missing, E5. The new gates are numbered from E6 to E12. So it goes from E4 (old part) to E6 (new part). Why leave out E5? I think there needs to be some remodeling work that needs to be...

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by Chugach
Sun May 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall
Replies: 100
Views: 17339

Re: OAG Changes 5/24/2020:The Summer of George;DL Hacks July;AS Adds DEN-PDX,FAT-LAX,GEG-SJC, Suspends JFK-LAX Till Fall

I think PDX-DEN has been a hole in AS network, but UA, WN, and WN covered it well. PreCovid, even with F9 cutbacks, there were still 12 flights a day scheduled. It’s been well covered, but AS is the leading carrier at PDX and it’s been one of the most obvious holes in the network pretty much since ...

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by Chugach
Sun May 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 68524

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

As of this moment in time, BA starts 02SEP DL to HND starts 01JUL DL to AMS starts 01AUG I guess DL has abandoned their LHR route Subject to change Great news on the HND and AMS flights for PDX! Will it be the same daily schedule and aircraft? (A332 for HND and A333 for AMS) LHR is most probably go...

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by Chugach
Sun May 24, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 68524

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

In among all the doom and gloom, PDX-DEN shows up on AS. Go figure...long overdue.

Credit to the weekly OAG thread.

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by Chugach
Fri May 15, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23195

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

JUNEAU—Alaska Seaplanes, the premier commuter airline of Southeast Alaska, has tendered an offer to acquire the operating certificate and assets of RavnAir Group’s subsidiary Peninsula Airways (PenAir). Alaska Seaplanes’ offer will restore service to a handful of communities by as early as June if ...

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by Chugach
Thu May 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 6691

Re: Anchorage Airport Targeting Direct Singapore Passenger Flights

I say props to ANC for thinking outside the box. It’ll likely never materialize but sometimes you have to shoot your shot.

That said, they’d be better off trying to recruit JL from NRT to tie in with AS.

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by Chugach
Sun May 10, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

In related news, DLG now starts on 5/18 and AKN on 5/19. I guess all those penair employees in cdb AKN and DLG just hit the jackpot and got hired by Alaska. Since penair would turn Alaska in akn/DLG I believe they also hired the Ravn employees at ADQ, as they ground handled AS there. There was an a...

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by Chugach
Sun May 10, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

SyracuseAvGeek wrote:
The turn in ADK with the nonstop used to be about 3hrs, not he turn in ADK is only 1hr. Will this cause delays as they fly the TSA into the city?


I think it’s always been an hour turn. It was noted up thread that TSA does one week hitches in ADK.

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by Chugach
Sun May 10, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

In related news, DLG now starts on 5/18 and AKN on 5/19.

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by Chugach
Sun May 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

Pardon my sillyness, but what exactly is preventing 737s from flying into DUT? I mean AS did it with 732s, and 737s fly into similarly-sized runways nowadays as well (SDU is a good example). Is it a wingspan issue or something? DUT is narrow (only 100 feet wide) and has no ILS and no straight in ap...

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by Chugach
Sat May 09, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

As an aside, I believe Cold Bay will supplant Adak as the smallest community in the USA with commercial scheduled mainline jet service. Cold Bay has a population of 108.

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by Chugach
Sat May 09, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

chrisp390 wrote:
What on earth is in cold bay to justify this flight? Last I saw 100 people live there, the Alaska flight will have this many seats available on one flight.


This isn’t about serving Cold Bay, it’s about Dutch Harbor. CDB just happens to be the nearest runway to DUT that can handle a modern 737.

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by Chugach
Sat May 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

ADK does not have screening equipment - everyone has to check in 4 hours prior to the flight so everything can get searched by hand. The TSA agents that fly in on a flight flies out on one day, and works the flight a few days later, and the next one, its a week long rotation. The police officer com...

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by Chugach
Sat May 09, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

Re: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

32andBelow wrote:
How did they get tsa screening worked out?


No idea, but I’d wager that they would probably fly out from ANC. Since this flight is combined with ADK, maybe one set of TSA agents will handle both cities?

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by Chugach
Sat May 09, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16
Replies: 38
Views: 4532

ANC-CDB loaded on AS, starts 5/16

AS will start ANC-CDB on May 16, 2x weekly as has been reported in some other threads.

The flight will continue on to ADK, meaning the ANC-ADK nonstop will discontinue after this week.

Good on AS for standing up this service so quickly.

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by Chugach
Wed May 06, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1553

Re: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed

The new routing for CDB is going to be ANC-CDB-ADK-CDB-ANC twice a week. all you really need is a Dhc8-100/200 from CDB-DUT Not surprised about the ADK piece and I suppose the 2x weekly to CDB makes some sense in the current environment. DUT residents should be thanking their lucky stars that AS is...

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by Chugach
Tue May 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1553

Re: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed

Word on the street is Danny Seybert and some investment bank are trying to buy the penair certificate back. Alaska airlines has some seasonal routes they could make year round. AKN/DLG for example. They said they are going to start cdb. AKN/DLG/CDB could be a milk run in the winter. Personally I ho...

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by Chugach
Tue May 05, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1553

Re: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed

Word on the street is Danny Seybert and some investment bank are trying to buy the penair certificate back. Alaska airlines has some seasonal routes they could make year round. AKN/DLG for example. They said they are going to start cdb. AKN/DLG/CDB could be a milk run in the winter. Personally I ho...

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by Chugach
Tue May 05, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1553

Re: Is RAVN Alaska's Capacity Needed

Word on the street is Danny Seybert and some investment bank are trying to buy the penair certificate back. Alaska airlines has some seasonal routes they could make year round. AKN/DLG for example. They said they are going to start cdb. AKN/DLG/CDB could be a milk run in the winter. Personally I ho...

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by Chugach
Sun May 03, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11140

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

? What does this mean? 10+ years ago ANC wanted to build a second N/S runway that would have displaced the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail along Knik and Turnagain Arms. The plan was scrapped when somebody realized that four runways at ANC would be a laughable amount of overcapacity. While the existing ...

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by Chugach
Sun May 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus
Replies: 59
Views: 11140

Re: Anchorage (ANC) become the world’s busiest airport in the midst of coronavirus

The airport wants to relate the most high profile trail. ? What does this mean? 10+ years ago ANC wanted to build a second N/S runway that would have displaced the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail along Knik and Turnagain Arms. The plan was scrapped when somebody realized that four runways at ANC would b...

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by Chugach
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre
Replies: 109
Views: 19751

Re: OAG Changes 4/26/2020: Saturday Night Massacre

I guess we know DL is committed to SEA now. Some strange adds, AS ANC-SCC and DL SEA-KTN are both showing minor year over year increases. DL to KTN makes no sense to me...AS were supposedly handing DL their lunch every summer into KTN, SIT and JNU. This summer of 2020 is going to be horrible in SE ...

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by Chugach
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 160
Views: 23195

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

And Grant, and Bering Air, and Wings of Alaska. We have the most pilots per capita of anywhere in the nation. Its but like we won't have options when Ravn goes into Chapter 7. Wings of Alaska doesn't exist. Alaska Seaplanes is essentially their replacement but I don't think they have any interest i...

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