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by chrisair
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1557
Views: 199702

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

How long ago was that? AS retired its last MD-80 in 2008, right? The last AC 747 went in 2004. SEA has evolved quite a bit in the last two decades. An M80 betwen YYZ and LAX??? That's 2,175 mi long according to gcmap. I don't doubt that, though, knowing EA CO AS's rep, and I presume only the MD-83 ...

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by chrisair
Thu Jul 29, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Just coming in here again to say how much of a drag flying is now. I feel for the front line employees at airlines. Hats off to all you airline employees who have to deal with these people.

Glad we’re able to do it for work without any restrictions, but man it’s a chore these days.

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by chrisair
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1557
Views: 199702

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

The problem with AS doing those flights is that SAN-PHX and LAX-PHX are covered by other airlines and especially WN they would pile it on them with more frequency. What do you think AS might be happening with there California strategy ? AS already sells codeshares on the AA PHX-SAN and SNA flights.

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by chrisair
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage at Denver 07-14-21
Replies: 22
Views: 3124

Re: Power Outage at Denver 07-14-21

Boeing757100 wrote:
FlyEndeavorAir wrote:
Got to turn on those "New World Order" generators.



They'll restore power to the runway lights, so we'll all see the 'swastika' arrangement of the runways...


I think the real question is whether the backup generators have capacity to run the entire underground reprogramming facility?

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by chrisair
Mon Jun 28, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1557
Views: 199702

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

32andBelow wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
B6 can still expand on the west coast. In fact I know where they can pick up about 60 used a320s right now


The real question is will B6 take that risk?

Don’t know. But they can do it for a lot less than 2 billion


How much do you think a used A320 costs?

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by chrisair
Sun Jun 27, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers
Replies: 305
Views: 28278

Re: WN Wants To Attract Business Travelers

WN has historically not been a business airline. That’s definitely not the case. I think there are two types of business travelers. The road warriors, which everyone here seems to be focused on, and the business that has a lot of employees traveling, but not all of the time. Pre-Covid I was a road ...

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by chrisair
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1557
Views: 199702

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Western727 wrote:
The dreaded hardstands at SEA are back in operation, huh?


They were a few weeks ago when I passed through. Are they going away once N is fully open?

I've been stuck on the B gates a lot recently. Not a fan.

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by chrisair
Tue Jun 22, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1557
Views: 199702

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

What I failed to mention, it was OGG which like LIH has just over a 6,000 foot runway. There are few 900's going to Hawaii, the vast majority of flights to all Hawaii were on the 800's from all the gateways. SEA has 4 x HNL, 4 x OGG, 3 x KOA & 2 x LIH daily this summer. I was on a scheduled 900...

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by chrisair
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

travaz wrote:

Amen to that every airport i have been in has a terrible lack of seating. I was in PHX the other day for a PHX LAX and it was at A14 and I had to sit around A4. it was chaos


Any gate not in the D concourse sucks in T4. It was bad pre-Covid too.

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by chrisair
Tue Jun 01, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole
Replies: 121
Views: 16578

Re: Ouch—AA at DFW hits light pole

Max Q wrote:
Anything’s frangible if you hit it hard enough..


That's the spirit!

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by chrisair
Fri May 28, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1557
Views: 199702

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

The Q400 only has regular economy...but offers free booze to every passenger over 21. And no running water. And no window shades. And no wifi. About the only redeeming thing on the Q400 is I can fall asleep for as long as I'm on that dreadful plane. As soon as those engines come on, I'm sound asleep.

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by chrisair
Fri May 28, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

INFINITI329 wrote:
Will Southwest have to do proving run flights for their new PHX- Hawaii flights?


Why would they have to do proving runs? They've been flying to Hawaii since March 2019.

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by chrisair
Fri May 28, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana
Replies: 26
Views: 8273

Re: Hawaiian Air shutting down Ohana

Aaron747 wrote:
So neighbor island travel for people on Oahu and Maui is now limited to ferries and C-208s?


I haven’t been on Mokulele in a few years, but not having to deal with the TSA was a real selling point. Roll up, get weighed, get on the plane and be in Molokai 15-20 minutes later.

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by chrisair
Mon May 24, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'
Replies: 29
Views: 5910

Re: 'Corporate flying is practically dead'

The big divide is in Big public companies vs Small/Medium companies. It is becoming obvious large corporate leaders are more scared of the social media mob, than anything else. It will be interesting to watch when and what exactly drives them back closer to "business as usual". Eh. It's n...

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by chrisair
Wed May 19, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

32andBelow wrote:
It’s coming. Just need some first movers.


Yep. It is. It'll happen at some point this year. Just from my situation, I've gone from 1x a month in March/April to a full May, a mostly full June and a full July.

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by chrisair
Wed May 19, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

- Due to less demand and the current employment shortage, a lot fewer restaurants and shops open in most airports; causing long lines at the ones that are open - Different passenger mix; less business travel more discressionary leisure - more checked bags and less rollerboards From a WN ops agent I...

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by chrisair
Mon May 17, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

[They also don't have the rental cars. This is going to end badly for a lot of people. I don't think people ever think about rental cars. I know I never did, except in certain places (CLT during a NASCAR race for example), but now I'm finding myself booking a car first then flights. Kind of weird d...

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by chrisair
Mon May 17, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

An interesting discussion I was having with a friend of mine last night. Is this spike in demand going to be long term or will is wane come September when kids are back in school? First full month of travel since February 2020 for me and summer is already filling up. Good to be out and about of cour...

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by chrisair
Tue May 11, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetfuel shortage at CLT/Southeast
Replies: 52
Views: 11886

Re: Jetfuel shortage at CLT

Also being reported that they will be back online by the "end of the week" I sure hope that they get this solved soon. It points out a major vulnerability in our distribution system. How would you like to be the person who opened the bad email attachment? Perfect “wanna get away” commerci...

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by chrisair
Thu May 06, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves
Replies: 21
Views: 4710

Re: New suggestions as to MH370-'Depressed' Pilot made deliberate moves

The word 'Rothschild' alone should make everyone disregard this theory as coming from the same sort of folks who think Bill Gates and Hillary eat babies and inject computer chips. Wait…you mean I didn’t get a tracking chip when I got my Covid jab? :shock: :rotfl: Some of these conspiracy theories a...

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by chrisair
Mon May 03, 2021 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much is Traffic Recovering?
Replies: 46
Views: 8545

Re: How Much is Traffic Recovering?

It’s interesting how airports vary so much by just a few hours right now. PHX T3 is a mess at 6a but at 8a it’s a ghost town. Flew through SFO a few weeks ago and there were five passengers in my terminal at 8p. Very eerie especially with the restaurants that had a year’s worth of dust and junk buil...

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by chrisair
Sat May 01, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

In any case, if they're going to do a facelift to the entire terminal, it'll probably cost something in the $300-500 million range if they're going to do it right...which I hope they will. They've come such a long way from the old T2/T3 where so much of the airport looked like it hadn't seen attent...

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by chrisair
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

Anyone have any updates to the new United Club? I know it was put on hold for a while, but since I'm assuming it's just a matter of furnishing the space, I can't imagine there's a huge amount of work to be done. I've heard a few rumors, but nothing seemed to be very definitive. Not an update so muc...

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by chrisair
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

I have some pics but I lack the phd needed to upload pics to a.net since the last upgrade :banghead: All you need to do is upload them to Flickr or Imgur. Then copy the url as a .jpg and use the [img] code. Otherwise, you can just post the raw links. It's not as easy as it could/should be, but I we...

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by chrisair
Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations
Replies: 55
Views: 15718

Re: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations

Interesting. Part of me wonders about the wisdom of dropping a plastic bag into a fire. i wonder if it could be made of starch (potato / corn) as they will only need to hold the water a few hours at most.. or would that be even more flammable? It also looks like you are dropping a piece of osb and ...

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by chrisair
Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations
Replies: 55
Views: 15718

Re: 747 Supertanker ceasing operations

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
I wish it could have been deployed here last summer to help with the Bighorn Fire (Mount Lemmon) that ragged for 3+ weeks.


The DC-10s did a pretty good job dropping copious amounts of retardant which supposedly helped keep the burn intensity in the mild to moderate range.

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by chrisair
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like AA is flying a 777 on PHX-OGG and PHX-HNL this summer. Not sure on the details, but AS is dumping a ton of seats into Phoenix this Spring. PDX has more daily seats April 2021 vs. April 2019. PHX-PDX in April 2021 vs April 2019 isn’t a huge increase. Three flights vs two flights in 2019, w...

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by chrisair
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

I am actually amazed how much "shadow face-to-face business" is actually going on over the past 12 months. Not necessarily meeting in offices and conference rooms, but a lot more off-the-record meetings at restaurants, outdoor cafes, golf courses, backyard BBQs, etc. Our sales team has me...

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by chrisair
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Pretty expected. I’m really hoping some kind of business travel gets going here soon. Just seems like it’s still basically zero. I've shared this many times in this thread but I work with some very large Fortune 100 companies. A friend said "it takes an act of god to get air travel approved by...

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by chrisair
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Hah! Disagree on it going quick.. I got mine nearly two weeks ago and it seems like it's crawling - longest 6 weeks of my life! LOL. Perhaps it’s just because the winter always seems to fly by here in Arizona. You’re almost there! AA: "Bookings (aa.com and mobile) are up 150-400% compared to l...

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by chrisair
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Receiving my first dose this weekend, and already have booked 3 trips for Mid-May. Once I am fully vaccinated & have waited the appropriate time after, I am going back to relative normality. Same thing for me. Not sure which jab you’re getting, but the next five/six weeks will go really quick! ...

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by chrisair
Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First 777-200ER built
Replies: 10
Views: 2563

Re: First 777-200ER built

772 (Non-ER) -B-HNL (History) Shouldn't this be preserved in a museum? Or did the museum in Tuscon scrap it? Tucson. It's still there. The Tucson Dragway did a cool little video in January where they set up a Hot Wheels track inside it. https://www.facebook.com/TucsonDragway/videos/scaled-down-tucs...

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by chrisair
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Regardless of the CDC guidance, I do think it is reasonable for a person fully vaccinated with a 2-dose mRNA vaccine to feel comfortable traveling and not feel like they are creating a material risk for others. Of course there is always some risk, but life is full of risk, and the 2-dose mRNA vacci...

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by chrisair
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

travaz wrote:
Thanks for the Info. I contacted HA via text but they would only give me an automated response that did not clarify.

Thanks Again.


A couple friends just flew over to Maui yesterday and had to do the whole song and dance and pay the $150 or whatever it costs.

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by chrisair
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

In HA press release about the OGG flight it states that you have to do a Covid test. If you have been vaccinated is this waved when you show a vaccine card? No. Still have to have the negative PCR test even if you're vaccinated. I wouldn't expect anything to change until more people in Hawaii get t...

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by chrisair
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Just did my first trip since March of last year. It's busy out there boys and girls. Will be interesting to see how it is after the spring break crowds subside. Friends at AS said the next three weeks are "extremely busy" compared to before, but "nowhere near 2019." Good to get b...

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by chrisair
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1557
Views: 199702

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

I also find it to be more quiet in the back and prefer rows 16-20 if I can find them. 20A is my favorite seat on the Q400s. Wedge myself in and fall asleep. Was even better when they'd offload from the back. It seemed like they stopped doing that when I was on the Q400s in 2019 and early 2020. Not ...

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by chrisair
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer’s Phenom 300: ninth consecutive year the world’s best-selling light jet !
Replies: 14
Views: 2295

Re: Embraer’s Phenom 300: ninth consecutive year the world’s best-selling light jet !

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Is there really any difference between mid-size and super mid-size?


Oh yes. Many more $$$ per hour(for jet cards). :lol:

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by chrisair
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow
Replies: 62
Views: 8865

Re: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow

AS always melts down at SEA or PDX in the snow. Always.

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by chrisair
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 243
Views: 35795

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2021

Are there any updated statuses or photos of the work being done at: -T4 S1 concourse -Skytrain extension -Apron area of the former T2 -Roadways/parking areas Picked up a family member on Friday night. First time on airport property since October and was amazed at how busy the roadway was. Completel...

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by chrisair
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

Wishful thinking. While it may over globally, it sure as hell wont be over here in the US. This is nowhere near being “over globally.” Aside from the most of the “westernized world” vaccines haven’t been widely administered. Heck, Australia is scheduled to start giving jabs this week. Yes, I know, ...

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by chrisair
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19
Replies: 1975
Views: 268549

Re: US Airline Booking Trends during COVID-19

They need to let you fly if your vaccinated. The new cdc guidelines say you don’t even have to quarantine if your exposed and vaccinated. You're* I agree with your comment 100% though. However, right now there's no way for anyone to prove they're vaccinated outside of that little paper card you get...

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by chrisair
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 1557
Views: 199702

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2021

PDX-PHX is at 4x daily in February. Haven't seen that for awhile... PDX-ANC resumes in February as well. Something else I just noticed in last week's schedule update, PDX-PHX will be up to FIVE daily flights from March 2 to 17. (4x E175s and 1x 737) Obviously a lot can, and will change from now to ...

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9
Replies: 135
Views: 18274

Re: Alaska Airlines orders more Boeing MAX 9

Passedv1 wrote:
5) 900NG's had no problems with BUR, LIH, or DCA. I don't know what all the talk is about.


The 900s never have seen Hawaii, much less Lihue. The 900ERs only fly HNL and KOA. Everything else is 800 only.

The 900s also fuel stopped during the winter on the DCA-SEA flights back in the day.

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by chrisair
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 1019
Views: 91263

Re: Alaska Announces ANC-DEN/LAS/SFO, Extends PHX to Year-Round

I'm embarrassed to admit that I didn't know they were flying ANC-PHX even tho I LIVE in the PHX area, and now learn it's seasonal-going year-round! Jeez. Also amazed they've not been flying ANC-SFO??? Have they ever? That has been going on in the winters for a few years. You must have lived under a...

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by chrisair
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737
Replies: 86
Views: 14947

Re: Person jumps fence at LAS, jumps on AS 737

What a drag.

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 160525

Re: NEW & Resumption SWA Routes announced today

enilria wrote:
JAN-ATL/BWI/HOU. Here's what is crazy. They said last time the only route that made money was JAN-MCO and it is the one route they don't add back. Explain that??


The world isn’t the same as it was when they stopped Jackson service...even without COVID-19 it’s not the same.

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to VVO 1993 - 1998
Replies: 40
Views: 6905

Re: AS to VVO 1993 - 1998

I can tell you from a strictly personal point of view, I’ve never met or became friends with a better, more professional group of people than the SI LGB flight crews. They remain the best ever in my eyes, and many are friends to this day. I remember the SI crews as some of the best, especially righ...

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by chrisair
Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 492
Views: 66517

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

So, I live in east Mesa due north of Gateway and south of the 60 and I work from home. Everyday it seems, I see army helicopters flying east or west down the 60. Sometimes it's a Blackhawk, sometimes it's a Chinook, sometimes it's multiples of both. Last night, for example, it was three Blackhawks....

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by chrisair
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Desert Airports
Replies: 20
Views: 4900

Re: California Desert Airports

El Centro area is not very populous, and its largely lower income agricultural driven, with significant Mexican migrant population. If anything I would say much if any air travel demand is Southbound and can be accessed via car to Mexicali or Tijuana airports. Also Imperial County is in many ways c...

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