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by hiflyeras
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 378
Views: 57106

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

It's Saturday so tonight I'll be searching the AS Flight Schedules to see if anything new -- without benefit of being announced -- shows up as a result of their weekend load. This has become a fairly common occurrence lately and I've had pretty good luck. One thing I'll be looking for specifically ...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC
Replies: 54
Views: 8447

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

I think you'll see AS adding a number of routes out of LAX to support their new Oneworld membership. If they're announcing new routes now, in the midst of the worst time in aviation history, imagine what they might do when this nightmare finally ends? when this nightmare ends, they will be gate con...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC
Replies: 54
Views: 8447

Re: Alaska restarting LAX to SLC

I think you'll see AS adding a number of routes out of LAX to support their new Oneworld membership. If they're announcing new routes now, in the midst of the worst time in aviation history, imagine what they might do when this nightmare finally ends?

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by hiflyeras
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 208991

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

No one knows if HU will return to SEA-PVG....I'm thinking likely not with this news. Neither one of them have very deep pockets right now and I'm guessing HU won't be up for a fight. I'll miss them though...that 50k o/w in business class to China was a sweet deal with the AS Mileage Plan!

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by hiflyeras
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:48 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: 16536

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

This may shock people but Canadians can actually fly back and forth across the border for vfr reasons pretty easily right now. LOL just shows how egocentric we are in the US...it's all about us! ;) Looks like it's just the land border crossings that are closed...and not air travel for Canadians. ht...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:09 pm
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: 16536

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

We have a Thanksgiving trip booked on DL to MEX...n/s on AM code-share SEA-MEX which I'm starting to doubt will return by mid-November. I'm dreading the email from DL with a horrible routing via ATL or JFK! ;) Connecting in LAX wouldn't be as bad but we were hoping for the n/s redeye out of SEA as ...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:35 pm
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: 16536

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

Thanks as always for your work on this! DL JFK-MEX SEP 1.0>3[2] OCT 1.0>3[2] DL LAX-MEX SEP 1.0>3[4] OCT 1.0>3[4] This feels somewhat bullish given DL's trends..? Am I missing something? I don't see anything that AM filed this week that would point to those locations shifting traffic to DL's metal....

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:31 pm
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: 16536

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 hiflyeras
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Q2 cash burn
Replies: 22
Views: 5609

Re: Airlines Q2 cash burn

Thanks for posting! Somewhere I saw 2nd quarter load factors...still trying to find that! I remember that WN’s numbers were pretty dismal...all were of course but they really popped out.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings
Replies: 20
Views: 5081

Re: Spirit Airlines Q2 earnings

They're still taking deliveries of quite a few new aircraft in 2020...that just doesn't seem smart.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA cancels Portland (PDX)
Replies: 16
Views: 8355

Re: BA cancels Portland (PDX)

We nearly booked it the other day for next June...glad we didn’t!

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15555

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

wedgetail737 wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
NK might as well pull out of SEA with a schedule like that...1x SEA-LAS. What's the point?


You beat me to it. Not that I would miss them if they left.


Right? I can’t Imagine they’ll even cover their costs for their counter, gate, staff.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 378
Views: 57106

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

The OAG thread came online today and it appears that SFO-MSO will also be inaugurated Mar 11, along with SAN & SJC. If I'm not mistaken, that will connect MSO and Western Montana with all 6 of AS's hubs and focus cities located in the Lower 48 -- SEA, PDX, SFO, SJC, LAX and SAN. Way to grow Ala...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK
Replies: 80
Views: 15555

Re: OAG Changes for 7/21/2020:AUGUST SINKING;EK Drops EWR-DXB; DL Drops MLI-MSP; Big Cuts for DL/NK

NK might as well pull out of SEA with a schedule like that...1x SEA-LAS. What's the point?

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 378
Views: 57106

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I got to thinking...this tie-up between both AS and B6 with AA is a huge middle finger to DL and their encroachment into SEA and BOS. Revenge can sometimes be sweet...we'll see how the story plays out.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 805
Views: 146994

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I'm hoping Breeze never makes it into the air. God knows what we don't need right now is another airline in the US.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership
Replies: 323
Views: 40683

Re: AA & B6 announce Northeast Partnership

gaystudpilot wrote:
This sets the stage for the eventual next round of consolidation in the industry.

-AA+AS+B6


The question then being, who acquires who? Does AS pull off a HP-style takeover of AA? And B6 is forced to come along for the ride or be left out of the party?

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35213

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

I don’t remember when, exactly, Ray Brown worked with facilities to go to that dump in T3., I’m pretty sure it was mid 91. I was in SEA and LGB, going back and forth getting ready to open YYZ. To your suggestion that LAWA would somehow move AS to accommodate B6? Won’t happen. AS worked long and har...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 805
Views: 146994

Re: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread

I am so not excited about a new entrant into the US market during the worst times in history. I suppose they're somewhat committed but the writing seems like it's on the wall for them. And this whole 'everything by app' idea...I can't wait to see their gate when the poop hits the fan with a mechanic...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC
Replies: 114
Views: 24317

Re: OAG Changes 7/12/2020:EVOLUTION;NK Cuts Aug;AA Reshapes PHL;B6 LAX Swap;DL Closes YEG;EI Out of MSP;DE Cuts SEA-MUC

NK looks like they've cancelled everything out of SEA except LAS. Wonder why they'd bother if that's their only SEA flight?

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city
Replies: 329
Views: 35213

Re: JetBlue makes LAX West Coast focus city

Do people think that B6 is just going to coast into all these routes without a response from the big 4 and AS? The last thing LAX needs is someone cutting up the pie even smaller...but then maybe that's why this won't be such a big deal. No one dominates as it is so their slice just gets a little bi...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6404

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

Had a lovely vacation on Bali in 1988...thankfully before it was overrun by Aussies (sorry to focus on you, mates) and tourists. I've always wanted to go back but from everything I've read it does not sound at all like the same place. My memory is empty two-lane roads and having the temples and sigh...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces EWR-BOS
Replies: 40
Views: 5260

Re: Spirit announces EWR-BOS

What's with all the love for EWR lately?

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134189

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I see this as a great move for AS...code-shares to new (and more to come?) AA international flights out of SEA. More code share flights for AA routes not n/s out of SEA. New opportunities for AS out of LAX with great synergy between T4-T6. They're already partners with so many OW carriers...it will ...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Has Cancelled 97 Flights So Far Today??
Replies: 43
Views: 9325

Re: Frontier Has Cancelled 97 Flights So Far Today??

Flight crews out on quarantine. Instructors out on quarantine. Training departments shutting down. Planning trying to add more flights but not enough crews. It could all start to fall apart for all airlines.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 208991

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

SEA-PVG on AA doesn't bode well for HU returning on that route. Maybe AS/AA know something we don't....not that they talk or anything about routes as that'd be illegal, right?

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian and SWISS in Seattle
Replies: 16
Views: 4596

Re: Austrian and SWISS in Seattle

I've worked at SEA for 40 years...absolutely not true. Neither have ever flown to SEA except one-way to pick up a new plane at the Boeing Delivery Center.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 378
Views: 57106

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Would love to see an aggressive response targeted at B6...it could involve BOS, JFK, EWR...who knows? Grab a bunch of LGB slots? That’d be fun to watch and maybe cheaper than adding transcons. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: large single aisle aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 4330

Re: large single aisle aircraft

I flew on a SAS stretch DC8 as a kid. It was one of my first flights and we were sitting in the back. I was horrified to see the fuselage bending side to side/up and down on takeoff and during turbulence. God knows what held it all together! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska
Replies: 76
Views: 12213

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

QX had an ANC base for a while...it'd be nice if they reopened it for those that might still be commuting after it closed.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34021

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

B6 is a bug compared to UA...and they could easily treat them as such if this were any other times. It's a ballsy move by B6 and is going to drain a lot of their cash. I'm surprised their creditors (including the US govt if they took a loan) aren't looking at this with interest and maybe a bit of de...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34021

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

Has anyone considered that B6 is doing this to prod consolidation? Nothing works better to push a much larger competitor to make you disappear than poking them with a stick.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK
Replies: 275
Views: 34021

Re: Major Expansion B6 at EWR and JFK

I can't of thought of a better way for B6 to wake up and piss off every major airline in the US. I'll be grabbing the popcorn to watch how all this comes down!!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 278055

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

https://www.barrons.com/articles/boeing ... wqz0HKRd3g
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Something new (and not encouraging) regarding the MAX. Boeing tells Spirit to stop production of fuselages.

https://www.barrons.com/articles/boeing ... wqz0HKRd3g

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 12079

Re: Seattle Times: Alaska Air prepares to shrink and shed thousands of jobs

QX is flying many routes that were previously AS mainline and QX hasn't seem much in the way of cuts. Until the mainline jets return to most all AS routes it'll be harder for QX to return to previous service levels at PAE.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future of the MD-80
Replies: 39
Views: 5767

Re: Future of the MD-80

No, the MD-80 will live on for several more years, albeit in low infrastructure areas. Here are the airlines that operate the plane today. Aeronaves TSM-12 Aeropostal-2 African Express Airways-2 Airfast Indonesia-4 ALK Airline-2 AMAC Aerospace-1 Amjet Executive-1 Anda Air-2 Andes Lineas Aereas-4 AT...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 28, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6139

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

If they're wanting to INSTALL hand santizer dispensers at each end of the cabin then they were stupid and should have known better. You can't just screw it onto the wall.
You have to get buy-in from various departments in the FAA as you're making alterations to the interior of the aircraft.

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by hiflyeras
Wed May 27, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: AA is allowed to give hand sanitizer
Replies: 39
Views: 6139

Re: AA is not (yet) allowed to give hand sanitizer

Each airline has their own FAA Cabin Safety Inspector...and they have their own little kingdom where they get to make the rules. And sometimes they're ridiculous rules that no other airline has to follow. It's absurd.

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 25, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38921

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

Great post. Anyone thinking that WN is going to escape the carnage coming in October is not paying attention. And even if they DO operate more departures in comparison to their competitors that just means they're operating more money-losing flights. Even at load factors of 60-70% no one would be mak...

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 24, 2020 2:10 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: 17253

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

32andBelow wrote:
AS dropping JFKLAX. Wtf. Lmao. 5>0. Just return all the a320s and pretend like it never happened at this point.


Not sure if this is accurate...AS is still flying LAX-JFK 1x daily in June. At least in the first week of the month. They seem to be firming up their schedule about 10 days out.

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 347
Views: 39631

Re: New Orleans Aviation Thread - 2020

AS said that they are not necessarily dropping any of the five cities, including MSY...only that they have the option to do so. As of today, no routes have been cancelled. MSY has been a great market for AS with fantastic growth as seen in the numbers posted above.

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38921

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

WN also is willing to back out of markets. They have a presence in Seattle, but less than before. They seem to have decided to let Alaska and Delta fight it out, and remain a profitable(?) third place presence. WN gave up on growth out of SEA long before the AS-DL battle. They tried to expand to re...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 22, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions
Replies: 236
Views: 38921

Re: Southwest Airlines planning on squeezing competitors in weaker positions

joeblow10 wrote:
Take MCO-SEA for example on a Thursday in June, 2-3 options on DL, one (!) on UA, 5-8 on AA and WN.


AS is still flying daily n/s MCO-SEA. June schedule has not been updated but it'll be Flt#9 departing MCO at 1030am daily.

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 22, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 154420

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

TWA302 wrote:
Link to twitter with a video clip from a security camera. Plane was losing height quickly. Prayers for the victims and their families. Sad day.

https://twitter.com/GFarooqi/status/1263858937138483200?s=20


Horrible to watch...RIP to all the deceased.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 19, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11366

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

This is all well and good until there are effective therapeutics or hopefully, a vaccine, but these suits don't do anything to protect passengers. What if a cabin crew wearing one, hands a drink to the gentleman in 21B. The person in 21C breathes on the sleeve of the cabin crew (through normal exha...

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits
Replies: 58
Views: 11366

Re: Qatar Airways cabin crew to wear hazmat suits

I think it's ridiculous. If it has come to this then shut it all down.

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by hiflyeras
Tue May 19, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1192
Views: 134189

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Alaska still plans on joining OW and stated that they have people still working on the project.

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by hiflyeras
Sun May 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned
Replies: 138
Views: 15778

Re: OAG Changes 5/17/2020: UNRAVELING; DL Leaves CAK/MHT/PHF/SWF/CZM w/No Resumption Planned

Alaska still changing by the week. They've now extended their tags til May 31 (was May 23). These include: ABQ-SAT, DFW-IAH, PIT-BWI, RDU-CHS, MSP-CMH, SBP-SBA, FCA-HLN. Markets like ABQ-SAT have no other service but AS doesn't show it til one week out. I'm guessing at this point that the tag fligh...

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