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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 158
Views: 18518

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

I'd never buy a ticket from a third-party seller...I even hesitate with hotels because it's usually nothing but trouble. You check in and they claim you haven't paid but you have, etc...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8200?
Replies: 92
Views: 17473

Re: 737-8200?

Airlines care...they need a three-character designator for every aircraft type. We already have the 738 and 739...so what will they call the MAX if they change the name? Currently being used is 7M8 and 7M9.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hainan business class...which seat?
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Hainan business class...which seat?

We're flying HU SEA-PEK and then PVG-SEA this October and I've read they have two different configurations on their 787-900. Some seats are 2-2-2 and appear a bit dated and their newer configuration is a 1-2-1 herringbone. Is there any way to know which type we'll be seeing on our flights? Have alre...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?
Replies: 51
Views: 7492

Re: Would A321XLR open the door for non-stops between US west coast and CTS?

Just a minor (but much more general than this thread) point, if you're referring to an obscure airport i.e. it's not LHR/JFK could people please just mention the city in the title. It's not you specifically, but it happens so often. Thank you...I like to think I'm pretty savvy when it comes to airp...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

Re: WN Delays next Schedule Update till 8/15

I guess it's better to be proactive and add it in if possible...but this is getting to be a huge black eye for Boeing.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted
Replies: 85
Views: 19287

Re: Korean Air Captain Tries to Drink Inflight, FA Who Stopped Him Demoted

This need to gain traction on the world media and social media. He must be fired.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?
Replies: 23
Views: 5896

Re: How were Alaska Airlines services to Russia in the 1990s!?

Magadan, Khabarvosk and Vladivostok were the final citiies served and it was really pushing the capabilites of the MD80. Alternate airports were few and good luck finding de-icing fluid. Flight loads were fairly good...but local services were iffy for both operations and for crew layovers. Crew were...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire
Replies: 69
Views: 14391

Re: Virgin Atlantic flight cabin fire

Had friends on the flight...no panic on board but a long sit on the tarmac in BOS after landing. Fire started under the seat cushion. Talk about being in the hot seat!

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019
Replies: 819
Views: 116471

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q3 2019

https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing- ... ked-2019-6
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I'm shocked that they are still building 40 frames a month in Renton. It shows loyalty to their workers but at some point they'll have to stop.

https://www.businessinsider.com/boeing- ... ked-2019-6

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by hiflyeras
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 18921

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Boeing is a company in crisis. I hate to say it but their survival as a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is in jeopardy. The drip drip of bad news is killing them.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Scale Down BLI to Just SEA, Ends Hawaii
Replies: 20
Views: 7492

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

Very sad for BLI but I do think increased competition out of YVR has depressed fares and likely hurt BLI load factors for mainline flights.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic
Replies: 116
Views: 10960

Re: F9 Could Use A321XLR Order for Transatlantic

Can’t wait to see F9 take on Hawaii from Denver. With UA’s fares being rather pricey, and SW’s routing requiring a west coast connection...they could make it work. ***Could also see them filling the gap between Hawaii and the Midwest (AUS, STL, MCI, MKE). Thoughts? This could put a dent in WN's fee...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight
Replies: 40
Views: 5358

Re: Condor resumes FRA-MSY with all-LGBT crewed Pride flight

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/gay-t ... NT=sitemap
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Very cool! AS does a lot of marketing to the LGBTQ+ community and sponsors Pride events throught the US west coast...even offering discount travel to these events.

https://www.alaskaair.com/content/gay-t ... NT=sitemap

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by hiflyeras
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11723

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I thought GEG but PSP makes much more sense...I know plenty of people that live in the north Sound that have homes in PSP as well. Very smart addition!

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities
Replies: 304
Views: 41082

Re: Delta transitions BOS to Hub status, names SJC, BNA, and AUS as new focus cities

SJC is the largest surprise. I was just in SFO in Feb. flying DL and other than a beautiful Sky Club, it was largely deserted around 5pm. I have no idea what they want with SJC when they're wanting to concentrate on SEA and LAX overall. LAS is already a big DL station, why not make that a Focus Cit...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11723

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Knowing by now what's working and what isn't. My guess for the new destination would be GEG.

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 30, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6306

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=al ... &FORM=VIRE
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DFW17L wrote:
Congratulations, AS, you beat Sky High Airlines.


Loved those old commercials!!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=al ... &FORM=VIRE

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6306

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

I would love to see AS step up their game as to their inflight snack. Yes, there's a variety of for-purchase items but it'd be nice to have an option (salty or sweet?) for the complimentary snack served with your beverage. This is one area where they lag behind B6 and when JD Power changes up their ...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 30, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Printed Airline Timetables
Replies: 33
Views: 2824

Re: Printed Airline Timetables

Great memories of walking down the line at the airport ticket counters, picking up a timetable for each airline. Sometimes they weren't on display towards the end and you had to ask an agent for one. I guess I had caught the airline bug...after college I started my job as cabin crew and here we are ...

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10775

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

Personally, I have taken the PDX to OGG route on a 737. It took 3 days to recover from the flight, as those seats are not ideal for 5 hour plus flights. I really wished I had taken Hawaiian instead. That coach seat of the exact same size on an aircraft other than a 737 would have made such a huge d...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 24, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41747

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

I think the single biggest mistake ASA has made on transcons is slow playing the rollout on the transcon aircraft on satellite wifi and the new F cabin...its a big mistake. Satellite wifi is supposed to be completed fleet-wide by the end of 2020. It's a big project, requiring major downtime for an ...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 24, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9412

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

Slide 13...an ‘Emirates 737’. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3684

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

Certain airlines have had the FAA in their pocket for years...it's only lately that they've been found out.

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 23, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."
Replies: 69
Views: 10775

Re: Motley Fool 5.19.2019 - Southwest Inter-Island Service, "doing extraordinarily well."

The problem is, the statement is incredibly vague. U.S. carriers don't cite route profits. They don't give route load factors. They don't give route avg fares (although those are available with delay from DOT-100s). Doing extraordinarily well has little meaning. Exceeding expectations has no meanin...

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 23, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 41747

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

Why do I even bother reading threads like this when I know they'll degenerate into absurdity? All the majors are in the dumps right now...look at their stock prices! AS still has a lack of visibility on transcons from California. That'll improve but will take time...meanwhile, right-size the schedul...

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by hiflyeras
Mon May 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11710

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

KSEA does have an airport master plan that actually runs through in detail all the things they can do to increase capacity and reliability. So instead of reinventing the wheel on A.net we could just go look at that document and ask what's holding it back from implementation. Thank you! Yes, the Por...

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 18, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22308

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

My preference is the AS solution. Free streaming entertainment, tablet clips, and tablets to rent on flights that are long enough for it to make a difference. Even on AS you don't find tablet rentals anymore except transcons and Hawaii. The majority of frequent travelers own a tablet...and if they'...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 17, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

Re: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980

Western727 wrote:
[Shut the front door, two hours!! That's something, alright.


We were actually running on time that day ;)

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 16, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980
Replies: 11
Views: 2954

Re: Seatac and Mt St Helens 1980

I was in college, working for Amtrak at the time, and on a run from PDX-SEA. The Toutle River Bridge we crossed over only a couple of hours earlier was washed out. I'm working on jets now but working on the rails was a great experience.

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by hiflyeras
Sat May 11, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 174476

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

I was surprised to see at SEA today an AS 737-800 in the 'old' paint scheme. I wonder how many are left unpainted amongst the Boeing airframes?

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?
Replies: 53
Views: 5707

Re: When will PDX-MIA/FLL happen?

PDX thinks it should have all the same point to point as SEA. This silliness has existed for years. Both DL and AS have tried plenty of routes out of PDX over the years that couldn't sustain themselves. If B6 can make it work with a A220 then great....or NK with their sizeable FLL hub you'd think mi...

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by hiflyeras
Fri May 10, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson
Replies: 47
Views: 8022

Re: Air Canada Jazz plane collides with fuel tanker truck at Toronto Pearson

The poor captain...likely has at least his left leg crushed. Might have ended his career. :(

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by hiflyeras
Thu May 09, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6487

Re: California Pacific for sale

Every time I see the name 'California Pacific' mentioned on here I laugh to myself. Love the perseverence of the ownership but it was never anything more than a pipe dream. The name has absolutely no value and is unknown to anyone other than airliners.net members. But agree that the certificate does...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7587

Re: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops

I think it's AS's portfolio of mileage partners that push it ahead of WN and B6. I have my issues with premium seat availability using AS miles but if you're not insistent on a big seat you can get pretty much anywhere in the world using AS mileage redemption.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska earns top spot in passenger satisfaction; Southwest drops
Replies: 73
Views: 7587

Alaska Airlines tops in customer satisfaction

Despite the challenges of the acquisition and integration of VX, AS comes out #`1 in customer satisfaction according to The American Customer Satisfaction Index. Surprising and bodes well for AS in the future if they can win this award with the obstacles they've faced in the last year. https://www.u...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10809

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

Have a drink then dinner...first 1hr 30 min
Watch a movie or get some work done...2 hrs
Recline to lie-flat and try to sleep... maybe 1hr 30 min
Prepare for landing 30 min out
Total 5:30

Unless it’s a red eye (which does not earn a premium rasm) I just don’t see the great need.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 10809

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

I think it's ridiculous that people expect a lie-flat seat on a carrier with an average flight time of probably 2:30. Yes, it might be nice on a transcon or Hawaii-West Coast redeye but they're not going to spend the $100mil or whatever it would take to install lie-flat on 200+ airframes for probabl...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15199

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

wedgetail737 wrote:
I kind of wondered if Alaska's schedule have stabilized some since there hasn't been that much churn in their schedules from this post's POV.


Nice to see things apparently stabilizing at AS. I imagine soon we’ll see the normal fall reductions announced.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: a movie on Max Ward of Wardair
Replies: 9
Views: 1228

Re: a movie on Max Ward of Wardair

My first flight on a 747 was on Wardair from YVR-LGW. Great memories of drinking in the upstairs lounge at 17 years old! LOL

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by hiflyeras
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight
Replies: 23
Views: 6659

Re: Qantas FA sacked for drinking alcohol inflight

Afraid this isn't news...flight crew get fired for drinking on the job probably every day in the airline industry...as well as every other place of work. Same with drug use...or theft...or sick leave abuse. People throw away a great career for making stupid decisions.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19565

Re: B6 Situation

dtremit wrote:

Huh?

AS serves exactly 11 non-coastal US cities. JetBlue serves 17.


And just how many of those destinations are actually in the US and not in the Caribbean? Where are MCI, IND, OKC, STL, ICT, MKE? Lots of places to go that aren't just leisure destinations like probably most of those 17.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Situation
Replies: 143
Views: 19565

Re: B6 Situation

B6's problem is they don't serve the middle of the country. AS has done a masterful job of linking the middle of the US with the west coast but B6 has barely begun and it seems like they're not really interested. If egos allowed, a merger of AS, B6 and HA would be a sight to see! I think AS should s...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS
Replies: 100
Views: 14614

Re: OAG Changes 3/17/2019: NK Closes CAP;UA Suspends SFO-AMS

So much for capacity restraint...NK and WN are going all out. It's shocking to read the huge additions to some frequencies by WN and all the new flying by NK.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5457

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

AA, DL, UA and WN would like nothing more than to kill off AS and B6. AS is in for a fight from the west coast to Hawaii. B6 is in a fight in BOS (much like AS was in SEA when DL decided to go big) and DL/AA at JFK. Both are battling low yields on transcon flights with shallower pockets than their c...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43032

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

So please correct me if I'm wrong. Is it true that WN's Rapid Rewards has no restrictions on the number of seats on each flight that can be redeemed? If true, all of those 'sold out' flights might be flying with a handful of people paying $49 and the rest flying for free. Ouch. Of course we'll likel...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43032

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Positions in open time have begun appearing in the flight attendant’s scheduling software starting April 1st. However, a March 15th start date is rumored Here is a sample pairing that indicates inter island flights will go on sale from the start: https://ibb.co/8YFCdtY This is likely proprietary in...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion
Replies: 115
Views: 19909

Re: B6 Announces Major BOS Expansion

No way in hell that AS is giving up out of perimeter slots to anyone ever. Especially with HQ2 now solely in Arlington, VA.

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