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by rajincajun01
Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?
Replies: 29
Views: 1766

Re: What Airline Would You Like To Own And What Would You Do Different?

Sun Country. Add E170s. Create a hub similar to MSP at MKE to focus on being the airline of the Midwest. Add Spirit style big seats for front two rows on the 738s. Add WiFi.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying
Replies: 37
Views: 2807

Re: Problems for Wheelchair/mobility equipment users and flying

Everybody should see the number of DOT complaints Allegiant has had in the recent ATCRs. It is insane for the number of passengers they carry.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Sep 20, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 4942

Re: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP

hiflyeras wrote:
airfleet.net shows they have 47 airframes. They likely can handle two being out of service for a bit.


12 are freighters for Amazon. One is a VIP configuration (N839SY).

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by rajincajun01
Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 4942

Re: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP

MIflyer12 wrote:
Anybody have definitive info on how many spares SY typically keeps in peak season?

It’s far from peak season for SY. Their peak season is typically March.

This time of year, they have more charters for NCAA, all of MLS, and casinos than scheduled service.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 4942

Re: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP

Gusts were up to 64 mph that night at MSP.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Infrastructure Bill
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

Re: US Infrastructure Bill

Only if they all become hyperloops.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In the US, are there flaws in the ULCC business models Traditional Network Carriers can exploit?
Replies: 19
Views: 1476

Re: In the US, are there flaws in the ULCC business models Traditional Network Carriers can exploit?

A big flaw is the lack of ticketing agreements in the event of IRROPs. Spirit has pulled out the corporate business card to buy many tickets on other carriers this week.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier
Replies: 255
Views: 47257

Re: Expressjet relaunch as independent carrier?

I think times have changed alot since independence air . I think it's much easier for a new airline then It was then. I think the legacies have sunk in quality and offerings are so similar to LCCs that most flyers are alot less loyal then they were in the day of independence air. Also miles are way...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swoop News and Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3028

Re: Swoop adding San diego, Orlando sanford, and St Pete

Second new carrier for PIE in less than two months.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh / Durham Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 60
Views: 12171

Re: Raleigh / Durham Aviation Thread - 2021

AVLAirlineFreq wrote:
ERJ170 wrote:
Can we get some WestJet, AeroMexico, and some other international love? Good Lawd!


In this environment? Not likely. And Aeromexico would be a longshot even in normal times.


Mexico was downgraded to Cat 2, so I believe AM cannot add a new destination in the US until they return to Cat 1.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jun 13, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post Flight Airline Surveys
Replies: 4
Views: 552

Re: Post Flight Airline Surveys

I work for a smaller airline, but we absolutely read them. Part of it is the feedback while some is to ensure Part 382 compliance.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and Airline Staffing Levels
Replies: 39
Views: 5269

Re: AA and Airline Staffing Levels

At one of the AA subsidiaries they put in a bonus system begging employees not to call out sick and pick up an extra 40 hours each month through the summer. They also are denying most vacation requests for Gate and Ramp agents. At CLT AA outsourced wheelchair assistance to Prospect which pays $9hr ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed May 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 4942

Re: Sun Country SBA\STS service

The -700 in the fleet is not in VIP configuration anymore.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country New Destinations 4/27
Replies: 32
Views: 5559

Re: Sun Country New Destinations 4/27

Sun Country really going after G4 with PIE, PGD, and AZA.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 269
Views: 39664

Re: West Coast Florida (TPA, PIE, SRQ, PGD, RSW, APF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Sun Country to begin 4x weekly flights to PIE from MSP. Will compliment service to TPA. Starts Nov 25.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/16/2021:AA Add PHX-ACV/BZN/CID/IDA,CLTAZS,DFWIDA,LAX-DRO/MSO,MIA-PBM/TLV;NK +CAKMYR;UA Cut HAV,Add HNLSNA
Replies: 78
Views: 13138

Re: OAG Changes 2/16/2021:AA Add PHX-ACV/BZN/CID/IDA,CLTAZS,DFWIDA,LAX-DRO/MSO,MIA-PBM/TLV;NK +CAKMYR;UA Cut HAV,Add HNL

More cuts for AA at RDU. They can’t make up their mind what they want for the station.

Also, big increase for DEN-CLT on AA. 7 flights is a lot.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country Network Thread 2021
Replies: 84
Views: 4942

Re: Sun Country Network Thread 2021

AC4500 wrote:
April 2022??? Dang! I guess they're trying to capture as much revenue as they can by selling their schedules far in advance.

It’s to help people use their credits and vouchers. A lot of feedback has been people aren’t ready to travel this year.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT - New Service Announcement
Replies: 135
Views: 17344

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

ryanrap1 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
AC4500 wrote:
SY isn't going to be announcing anything outside of MSP at the moment.

You forget SY has AUS-CUN.


Do you think it is likely we will get JetBlue?

Anything is possible in the current environment. I would assume no, but who saw B6 going to MIA or growing RDU?

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 664
Views: 99536

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2021

SY would make sense off the IND tweet. Sun like emoji and horizon. But I thought they were focusing on cargo. But I really have no clue. As people said in the SAT thread - SY doesn’t announce on Mondays though, nor can I recall any real carrier announcing at 6am... lol Not true about Mondays. Not t...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT - New Service Announcement
Replies: 135
Views: 17344

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

AC4500 wrote:
Cboyle wrote:
It’s not G4 as was said earlier in the thread... I think it is SY

SY isn't going to be announcing anything outside of MSP at the moment.

You forget SY has AUS-CUN.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT - New Service Announcement
Replies: 135
Views: 17344

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

I can only say so much, but it is not cargo and still not an airline that has been mentioned in this thread.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT - New Service Announcement
Replies: 135
Views: 17344

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

ryanrap1 wrote:
rajincajun01 wrote:
It is an international destination.


What’s your source

Let’s just say it’s part of my job. No one in this thread has guessed the correct airline.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT - New Service Announcement
Replies: 135
Views: 17344

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

It is an international destination.

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by rajincajun01
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?
Replies: 64
Views: 16306

Re: Is there an airline worldwide that’s not losing money ?

SY maybe, although they are private so don't release financials. Their CEO said they are building cash. I'm sure the Amazon flying is propping up their pax service though. https://thepointsguy.com/news/ceo-chat-sun-country-airlines-fears-a-rough-september-as-travel-uptick-plateaus/ SY had an operat...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATE: AA Goes Forward with Suspending Service to 15 Small Airports in October
Replies: 315
Views: 50379

Re: REPORT: American to drop routes to "two dozen" small/medium sized cities with no new aid

bigb wrote:
PGV makes sense as folks can make the drive to CLT or RDU to catch flights.


You realize CLT is on the other side of the state, right? Almost a six hour drive.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 35683

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Seem like June 27th is only available for AUS-SAT bookable route. I was hoping this is daily route.... I did see that too. I tried seeing if you could do AUS-SAT on SY and then come back to Austin on Amtrak but the times just don't line up. Looks like Sun Country is flying this route a few days in ...

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)
Replies: 16
Views: 2602

Re: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)

SteveXC500 wrote:
Intro price $199 each way. $398 RT plus $60 for a bag plus (let’s call it) $35 for seat assignment. Almost $500


Not unreasonable considering the length of the flight.

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by rajincajun01
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW
Replies: 28
Views: 10107

Re: 2 AA aircraft hit each other at DFW

Joshu wrote:
This thread has provided such minimal information so far.

Two E175s made contact after one was marshaled in on the wrong line at DFW. It’s literally all there.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)
Replies: 16
Views: 2602

Sun Country adding St. Thomas (STT)

Looks like Sun Country is adding Saturday only STT service starting Dec 19.

Source: their website

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by rajincajun01
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 35683

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Country is running a bookable DFW-AUS-SAT flight on Saturday, June 27.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to start MSP-Honduras flights Dec 18
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Sun Country to start MSP-Honduras flights Dec 18

Looks like SY will start weekly flights between MSP and Roatan, Honduras (RTB) on December 18.

Are they the first US carrier to add a international route since the start of COVID-19?

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by rajincajun01
Sat May 23, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13848

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Insertnamehere wrote:
Alaska dropping CMH is a bit of a surprise

Just out of E175 range and 737 is too much aircraft right now. E175 probably spared MKE.

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by rajincajun01
Sat May 23, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports
Replies: 88
Views: 13848

Re: DOT Grants tentative Approval to 15 US Airlines to Drop service to 75 airports

Is Silver/Seaborne in trouble? Tampa and San Juan are big operations for them.

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by rajincajun01
Thu May 14, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3982

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

DOT also says airlines must process refunds in a timely manner - which it defines as within 7 business days if a passenger paid by credit card, and within 20 days if a passenger paid by cash or check. The DOT also knows that airlines' accounting departments are not staffed to handle the massive wav...

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by rajincajun01
Tue May 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds
Replies: 23
Views: 3982

Re: DOT warns airlines (again) over timely customer refunds

The DOT also knows that airlines' accounting departments are not staffed to handle the massive wave of refund requests that have been received in the past 60 days, and has been advising carriers - via their individual DOT liaisons - that they are being lenient on enforcement of these timelines beca...

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by rajincajun01
Sun May 10, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall
Replies: 61
Views: 11596

Re: OAG Changes 5/10/2020: JUNE DECIMATION; DL Suspends BUR/CAK/HPN/LGB/MDW/MHT/OAK/PVD/SWF Till Fall

Good morning enilria and thanks for the hard work. DL’s early June cuts on coastal hubs + focus cities. In May they made another cut closer in. Again, SEA has far away the most service with LAX trailing quite a bit. I think it’s clear at this point DL is fully intend on fighting it out at AS and ge...

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by rajincajun01
Fri May 08, 2020 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25891

Re: KAUS Fatality

MavyWavyATR wrote:
Honestly shocking that airport security didn't catch the person trespassing beforehand.

AUS has had several people jump the fence onto the field.

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by rajincajun01
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?
Replies: 95
Views: 19381

Re: How is Frontier and Spirit doing?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Sun Country (SY). They appear to have suspended all operations at MSN. The new service they announced (e.g. MSN-PDX) isn't happening, and all of their already scheduled flights have been cancelled. (source: Dane County Regional Airport departure and arrival screen...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 65653

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Wish they had to give the government every share they purchased through buybacks since the AA/US merger. Why? Those shares are retired. We know the shares are retired; so it's a mute point. However, rajincajun01 most likely meant that AA (and the others as well) should give to the government that's...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again
Replies: 310
Views: 65653

Re: Speculation: American Airlines might file bankruptcy again

Wish they had to give the government every share they purchased through buybacks since the AA/US merger.

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by rajincajun01
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 15562

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020: APOCALYPSE

Interesting possible strategy at play for SEA. Gate allocation is based off of available seats. DL or AS could invest in flying empty planes to squeeze the other out of so many gates.

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by rajincajun01
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 91371

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

Sun Country begins freighter flights next month. Receiving a fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800BCF. They are being mod in China. I don't think they will get any before mid to late summer. Last i heard all work had stopped due to the virus. There is apparently a plan in place to get them to PAE soon involvi...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 634
Views: 91371

Re: Will airlines operate cargo only fleets again?

Sun Country begins freighter flights next month. Receiving a fleet of 10 Boeing 737-800BCF.

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic News and Discussion Thread 2020
Replies: 600
Views: 65328

Re: Rumour: Virgin Atlantic to announce W20 schedule with new routes

I've heard the rumor that VS is interested in SAN and AUS, BA is doing quite well on these two routes and I believe there's a room for VS to step in. If it’s Austin, that’ll be pretty insane. KLM to Amsterdam, Norwegian adding an addition LGW frequency and starting CDG... Can they sustain a third c...

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by rajincajun01
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8739

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

airportugal310 wrote:
Word quickly coming out of the AS Seattle campus that ~100 people are being let go from Corporate. Shame all around...

A significant number of regional managers and IT workers were let go over the last 48 hours or so.

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by rajincajun01
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 18665

Re: Raleigh/Durham Aviation Thread - 2020

I've hoped for a few years to see AS jump in but have given up. They don't seem the least bit interested and have had opportunities but remained on the sidelines. (When they pulled SFO-RDU just last August, why couldn't they have just moved the plane down the coast and started SAN-RDU instead? I'm ...

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by rajincajun01
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 92365

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Any chance AS could restart PDX-DEN and SFO-DEN? As a former AS agent in DEN, unlikely. SFO won’t happen with UA doing 12x daily, including a couple widebodies. PDX was close to happening on E175 about two years ago, but was pulled just before being announced. DEN-ANC would be a great addition for ...

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by rajincajun01
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 92365

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

[twoid][/twoid] Is AS starting PDX-PIT? I saw a couple of social media posts from AS about new nonstop service but can’t find any flights, nor a press release. Social media team jump the gun a bit? They've said that PDX is primed for a lot of growth in the near future. Wouldn't be surprised! They ju...

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by rajincajun01
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are flights in North America so Expensive
Replies: 10
Views: 1381

Re: Why are flights in North America so Expensive

Labor costs and facility lease/usage costs are a big factor.

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