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by BA
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 122
Views: 19763

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

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.


Thanks, those are pretty strong loads. I know they have 2 flights a day in the summer and 1 flight daily the rest of the year.

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by BA
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 22087

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

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 ...

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by BA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 122
Views: 19763

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

SEA has seen some nice additions by Star Alliance lately, SQ from SIN, LH from MUC, and now AC from YUL.

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by BA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 122
Views: 19763

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

How is AC doing on YYZ-SEA?

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by BA
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 22087

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

shamrock604 wrote:
Based on preliminary schedules, Aer Lingus are going daily to SEA (A332) in Summer 2020, up from current 5 per week.


I really want to take this flight one day!

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by BA
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38525

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

- 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...

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by BA
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38525

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

The LH press release doesn't reveal which of these new routes are seasonal.

I'm sure ANC is definitely seasonal.

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by BA
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10828

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

(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...

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by BA
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10828

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

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...

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by BA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38525

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

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...

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by BA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 92
Views: 10828

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

Stitch wrote:
(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.

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by BA
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38525

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

luckyone wrote:
MUC, to my knowledge, does not have an ICE service.


It does not. It just has S-Bahn service.

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by BA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38525

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

speedbird52 wrote:
Any idea as to the aircraft coming to SEA? I am crossing my fingers for an A346 but I doubt it


Stylo777 above mentions it'll be an A359.

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by BA
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38525

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

stylo777 wrote:
In regards to US: SEA and DTW.


Will these be year round?

Do you know if FRA-SEA will downgrade to an A333 for the winter like last winter or will it remain a 744?

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by BA
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18262

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

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...

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by BA
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18262

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

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 ...

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by BA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18262

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

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 ...

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by BA
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18262

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

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...

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by BA
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7517

Re: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii

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...

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by BA
Sat May 25, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

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 ...

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by BA
Fri May 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

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...

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by BA
Fri May 24, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9465

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

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.


How is adding 10,000 square feet of additional dining space not serving the passengers???

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by BA
Sun May 19, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?
Replies: 47
Views: 6007

Re: Will UA, DL and AA ever return to the Middle East?

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...

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by BA
Sun May 19, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11794

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

They should build a floating airport on Lake Washington, between the two floating bridges. :duck:

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by BA
Sat May 04, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Sat May 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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 ...

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by BA
Sat May 04, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

Rdh3e wrote:
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.

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by BA
Sat May 04, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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 ...

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by BA
Sat May 04, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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.


UA appears to be doing very well in PAE, especially DEN which is often packed.

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by BA
Fri May 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

-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...

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by BA
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9643

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

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...

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by BA
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9643

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

BravoOne wrote:
Does anyone know the plans for the South Terminal? It is in need of some significant work.


There are plans for an interim renovation that includes replacing the HVAC system, but a complete rebuild, like they're doing for the North Satellite, isn't going to happen for another 10-15 years now.

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by BA
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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 ...

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by BA
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 8940

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

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...

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by BA
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 8940

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

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...

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by BA
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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 ...

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by BA
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 8940

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

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...

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by BA
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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by BA
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KPAE
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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.


Correct. 16R is CAT II while 34L has no ILS.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/KPAE

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by BA
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

https://www.flypainefield.com/about/parking
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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.


At one of the three parking lots.
https://www.flypainefield.com/about/parking

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by BA
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35456

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

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...

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