DBCoop3r wrote:BA wrote:How is AC doing on YYZ-SEA?
93% LF. I know load isnt everything, but they have no direct flight competition on that route, amazingly. So their yields cant be too bad.
Alaska is starting Everett-Spokane on November 4, at a cost of reducing frequencies to Los Angeles which will go down to 2x daily. https://www.heraldnet.com/business/alaska-airlines-to-begin-everett-spokane-service-on-nov-4/ Air Canada is also launching Montreal-Seattle on their brand new A220-300s ...Jump to post
SEA has seen some nice additions by Star Alliance lately, SQ from SIN, LH from MUC, and now AC from YUL.Jump to post
How is AC doing on YYZ-SEA?Jump to post
- LH488 MUC-SEA is leaving MUC in the afternoon a 3.30pm; great to get all the feed from Europe and probably chosen that way in order to have a good "spacing" between the FRA-SEA flight leaving FRA in the morning. However, the return flight arrives MUC at a time around noon just to be abl...Jump to post
(That being said, they have taken the A380 into account with some of the recent and ongoing infrastructure upgrades.) Which ones? First I've heard of this. I have read that the bridge from the South Satellite to the new International Arrivals Facility is set high enough to allow an A380 to pass und...Jump to post
Maybe the "losers" in this poll are the cities being considered for the 2 new MUC routes and possible Eurowings routes that LH is going to be announcing. Maybe ORD for the A380, SEA and DFW get Munich, and TPA for Eurowings. DFW and SEA being the two new routes doesn't sound far fetched a...Jump to post
I would guess SFO and BOS. Auto traffic is way overrated on Airliners. These cities have a lot of demand in other sectors and are served year-round from most other major European hubs. They announced A380 service from MUC to both BOS and SFO (replacing A346) just a few weeks ago. The 2 new US fligh...Jump to post
Stitch wrote:(That being said, they have taken the A380 into account with some of the recent and ongoing infrastructure upgrades.)
Except those airports arent nearly as gate limited as SEA. Delta doesn't seem to be having that much of issue competing with alaska, they do have an issue where they can't expand without more gates. If you can only add a limited number of flights adding 4 flights to DFW means you can't add 4 flight...Jump to post
I frequently fly LHR-SEA, but after a 2 and a half hour wait at immigration in SeaTac I've started connecting in PDX - that new IAF cannot come soon enough. This is exactly why DL cannot do any significant international expansion at SEA until the IAF opens in August of next year. Whether they will ...Jump to post
DL doesn't need to be as big as UA at SFO in order to be successful at SEA. Besides the larger O&D at SFO, there are real facility constraints at SEA that prevent DL from ever becoming as big as UA at SFO and DL was well aware of that when they decided to turn SEA into a hub five years ago. The ...Jump to post
What is the true intention for DL in SEA? I know they've added a lot of destinations to/from SEA in the past 2-3 years domestically, and have started to fly SEA-PVG. It's been longer than that. They celebrated their 5-year anniversary last month. https://news.delta.com/delta-grows-seattle-hub-5-per...Jump to post
The Bellingham metro has over 200,000 people. BLI should focus its efforts on attracting local travelers rather than Canadian travelers which has always been sensitive to exchange rates between the U.S. and Canadian dollar. They expanded BLI on the basis of what was growing Canadian traffic which ha...Jump to post
Of course, the project seems to have little to do with serving passengers. More like a pretext for the port to engage in dubious lease conduct. How is adding 10,000 square feet of additional dining space not serving the passengers??? The process by which the tenancy for the airport concessions was ...Jump to post
Whether DL expands International flights or not is not the point of the IAF. The IAF is needed to maintain good customer service for the current international service levels that SEA has. During peak hours (roughly between 11AM and 2PM), the current FIS is so congested that they routinely hold passe...Jump to post
ManoaChris wrote:Of course, the project seems to have little to do with serving passengers. More like a pretext for the port to engage in dubious lease conduct.
Destinations like BEY and AMM are popular, but they’re heavy on VFR traffic so leaving them to European codeshare partners makes a lot of sense. :checkmark: Tons of U.S. and Canadian passport holders when I flew BEY-CDG on MEA recently, making onward connections on AF and DL. Also at LHR, MEA flies...Jump to post
Seems very true about the restrooms. I did a quick PDX - PAE - PDX last Saturday to check it out. My flights weren't full but the flight attendants said that other days have been very crowded. The terminal was very busy around noon and the restrooms, which are single use like a restaurant, definite...Jump to post
It's worth noting that those are the journalists words and not a quote from the airline. Which is fine... Journalists paraphrase in articles where appropriate. If they're summarizing a briefing where many topics were discussed, it's not always appropriate to post direct quotes. It is also entirely ...Jump to post
Rdh3e wrote:It's worth noting that those are the journalists words and not a quote from the airline.
Right. Some naysayers on A.net said that PAE wouldn’t do well. Small secondary airports never work. Well of course, I mean why would anyone use PAE which is supposedly out of the way in a pretty sparsely populated area and when you have SEA down south which supposedly is a breeze to get in and out ...Jump to post
seabosdca wrote:dc10lover wrote:This is what I thought. Probably never see Airbus & Boeing jets at PAE.
I doubt UA will have the volume. But AS is a different story. If I had to bet, I'd bet on a 738 or two at PAE, sooner rather than later.
-The economy lot is a bit of a hike, especially with heavy bags or rainy weather. The signage for the lot wasn’t so great either, and I think they may be missing a sign, unless I looked passed it. According to their Twitter feed, they are working to improve the signage and have ordered new signs in...Jump to post
It isn't any better on the domestic side of SEA, either...….several gates out of commission, and an increased number of "remote"/"hardstand" operations lately. Remote hardstand operations at SEA are the norm now for the foreseeable future, even well after all the current constru...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:Does anyone know the plans for the South Terminal? It is in need of some significant work.
There's still some minor construction going on around the terminal. They're working on the walkway from the long-term economy lot (lot P4) to the terminal. I read on Twitter that the long-term economy lot is going to expand to its full capacity by this Saturday as it's already full. Also, the Swift ...Jump to post
Flew out of PAE today for the first time. Today is the first day of Alaska's full schedule of 18 daily flights. Overall, it's a great experience. Check-in agents seem like they're still learning which is to be expected. Security was a breeze, there was no line, so instead of having a dedicated TSA P...Jump to post
I can tell you that it's not because the flights are empty. YYJ and YYC are almost always full and/or oversold, even in the slow times of the year. Fares may not be the best which may play a role, but I feel the two major issues are the lack of pre clear in YYJ. Which cause inbound passengers to mi...Jump to post
Looks like there are catering issues. I read on some other forums that catering services aren't up and running yet at PAE, so AS flights have been carrying extra food and beverages on inbound flights. I did see in some photos on the inaugural an LSG Sky Chefs catering truck, though it may have been...Jump to post
Anybody consider SEA’s growth constraints? If the routes aren’t (very) profitable, use the a/c and gate for a different destination. Letting AS have the route isn’t going to do anything in the grand scheme for either airline. Last month when I flew in from DTW, we waited 1.5 hours on the tarmac for...Jump to post
Looks like there are catering issues. I read on some other forums that catering services aren't up and running yet at PAE, so AS flights have been carrying extra food and beverages on inbound flights. I did see in some photos on the inaugural an LSG Sky Chefs catering truck, though it may have been ...Jump to post
SEA-YEG and now SEA-YYJ. Wonder what routes we'll see DL drop next from its "flourishing" Seattle hub. Wow an airline cancelled two routes from a hub that has 50 destinations. Must mean Delta sucks and Seattle is unfavorable for any sort of growth. Jesus Christ some people... And when you...Jump to post
San Jose and San Francisco started today. This leaves Orange County as the last destination for Alaska to add, which will start next Tuesday March 12. Between now and then, they'll also launch additional frequencies to all destinations except San Diego and Phoenix which are already at their full sch...Jump to post
There is actually more demand for WN service out of SEA today than was the case 5 years ago, and here are the number of domestic passengers traveling to or from SEA on WN (Source: https://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=SEA ): December 2012 - November 2013: 2,896,000 domestic pa...Jump to post
Three E175s ferried to PAE and ready for the inaugural: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D0yr-s4U4AA1D84.jpg https://twitter.com/snocounty/status/1102445103975559170 So does anyone know why WN slots were given to AS? Did WN change their mind about the profitability of the routes?...As for PAE, if it's no...Jump to post
Interesting article in the Everett Herald:
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/youll-fo ... n-everett/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUGhJ-LJwzY https://www.king5.com/article/news/local/everett/5-things-to-know-about-flying-out-of-paine-field-in-everett/281-952eb23c-d655-4512-950c-ff7ad93a9bc3 Smith prides himself on the aesthetic of the Paine Field terminal, which he coined a “boutique” airport. T...Jump to post
The Swift Green Line is still scheduled to open on March 24 despite delays caused by the recent snowstorm and one of the stations requiring rebuilding following an accident. The southbound station serving the airport was badly damaged in December when a car crashed into it, so it was taken apart. Th...Jump to post
Article from the USA Today with plenty of photos:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/f ... 003698002/
One critical airport amenity that there hasn't been much details on and is initially going to be lacking are rental cars. Initially the plan was the small lot to the southeast of the terminal was to partly be a rental car lot, however this has been abandoned, probably they realized it's too small, a...Jump to post
BoeingGuy wrote:However, there are plenty of mornings where it’s REALLY fogged in off 526 at the north end of the PAE runway. I don’t believe the PAE ILS is CAT3. Not sure how that will go.
studedave wrote:But anyway....
I'm trying to figure out where they think everyone who's going to use that terminal is supposed to park.
I live on Whidbey and according to the Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle website, they will be offering service from Whidbey to PAE. They haven't published their schedule yet. I'm really looking forward to having PAE as an alternative to SEA. I called and spoke someone at the Shuttle. They are aware of the st...Jump to post