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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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!Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
Thanks as always for your work on this! DL JFK-MEX SEP 1.0>3 OCT 1.0>3 DL LAX-MEX SEP 1.0>3 OCT 1.0>3 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....Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
NK might as well pull out of SEA with a schedule like that...1x SEA-LAS. What's the point?Jump to post
gaystudpilot wrote:This sets the stage for the eventual next round of consolidation in the industry.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
NK looks like they've cancelled everything out of SEA except LAS. Wonder why they'd bother if that's their only SEA flight?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
This cannot be good news...fuselage production stopped. A major change needing to be made?
https://www.barrons.com/articles/boeing ... bcZpCh6iz4
Something new (and not encouraging) regarding the MAX. Boeing tells Spirit to stop production of fuselages.
https://www.barrons.com/articles/boeing ... wqz0HKRd3g
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:AS dropping JFKLAX. Wtf. Lmao. 5>0. Just return all the a320s and pretend like it never happened at this point.
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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.
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...Jump to post
Alaska still plans on joining OW and stated that they have people still working on the project.Jump to post
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...Jump to post