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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA 742 SEA-LAX today.
Replies: 9
Views: 2850

Re: HA 742 SEA-LAX today.

Might be wishing they hadn't committed that airframe to a charter this weekend....although I think the contract requires a twin-aisle.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8242

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

Pratt is working to replace old seals. It is months away from a complete replacement. A bummer. I just hope this is the old seals... Lightsaber Okay, you're VP of Risk Management for a major airline. You have a new fleet of A32x NEOS with P&W GTF engines that haven't had these suspect seals rep...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8242

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

http://avherald.com/h?article=4cbd7dc3&opt=0


Future headline...grounding of A321neo?
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Armadillo1 wrote:


Future headline...grounding of A321neo?

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by hiflyeras
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac
Replies: 44
Views: 8242

Re: Hawaiian A321 Smoke in cabin/evac

Bad seal in engine...another black eye for the A321Neo PW engine? They finally seemed to be able to keep them flying but now this. Praise for the crew...evacuated in 30 seconds. https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/08/22/first-responders-meet-hawaiian-airlines-plane-after-smoke-reported-cargo-pit/ htt...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 711 today 8/22/19 from Reno to Las Vegas diverted to Laughin (KIFP)
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

Re: WN 711 today 8/22/19 from Reno to Las Vegas diverted to Laughin (KIFP)

Very odd...and they were barely on the ground an hour in IFP.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN ending ATL-BOS
Replies: 66
Views: 7098

Re: WN ending ATL-BOS

Mods, suggesting that the thread title be changed as many routes are cancelled, not just ATL-BOS https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2019/08/19/southwest-airlines-cutting-nearly-20-nonstop-routes-los-angeles-boston-orlando-dallas/2049341001/ Most surprising to me are all the Californi...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN
Replies: 76
Views: 10703

Re: OAG Changes 8/18/2019:AS Adds GEG-PAE;DL Adds LGW/MAN;HA Adds LAS-OGG;SY Cuts STL-MSP;UA Cuts EWR-PSP;WN

UA dropping a PAE-SFO yet not adding anything in its place...are they giving up one of their slots?

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by hiflyeras
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into China
Replies: 145
Views: 20267

Re: CAAC issued security warning against Cathay over Hong Kong protest, ban protest-supporting staffs from flying into C

https://hk.news.yahoo.com/國泰發通告指將向內地提供機組人員名單-104638889.html Cathay in an internal memo urge its crew to comply with request from Chinese authority, say more frequent security check is to be expected and that they should comply with them to avoid delay, and Cathay will also submit crew member list o...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off
Replies: 84
Views: 20547

Re: S7 flight runs off end of runway, barely takes off

According to Wikipedia, runway 32L is almost 11,500 feet long. How on earth did a B737NG almost run off the end?. From the blog post: The cause of this incident is not yet confirmed; some Russian Aviation websites report that the crew computed takeoff performance using a takeoff weight 15 tons belo...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB
Replies: 77
Views: 11567

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB

I'm sorry, I have not kept track carefully, but is AS to receive new EMJs this year or early next? I'm particularly watching EMJ adds and wondering if they are 'safe' more-or-less? bb Good point, my friend! Maybe this increased flying is being funded by deliveries of E175's to QX (or farmed out to ...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB
Replies: 77
Views: 11567

Re: OAG Changes 8/5/2019:AC Drops OMA;NK Builds MCO,Suspends DEN-LAX,FLL-JAX/MCI/GSO/AVL,Adds PHX-SEA;UA Adds DEN-HOB

Lots of adds by AS...interesting as their new airframe deliveries are now totally dependant on the MAX getting back in the air. They were supposed to have three by year-end. If this doesn't happen by November I wonder if we'll see this stick?

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 7959

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

With the constant rumors of a AS acquisition of B6 wouldn't it be a hoot if instead they bought SY? Too bad they have so many 319's and 320's though...might not be a good fit for AS's all Boeing and A321's ;)

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 7959

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Growth is somewhat dependant on 737MAX deliveries...all NG aircraft orders have been completed so from here out it's the 7M9 with 37 on order.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18321

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

. I hear rumors about a SEA-SIN route. A DL flight from ICN-SIN would be great as well. If the gang on Loop Road follows airliners.net we are not thrilled with giving up Asia routes to Korean. They are not bad for short flights such as ICN-PVG but I avoid them for long flights. With SQ about to sta...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA
Replies: 30
Views: 5846

Re: S1 recessed- and sliding seats approved by FAA

Put 'people of size' in the window and aisle seats and that poor person in the middle will be having their neighbor's rear end and thighs spilling out onto their legs. This sounds positively awful to me.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18321

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

Have to wonder how much Alaska's tie-ups with Asian partners such as JAL, Hainan, Cathay Pacific and Singapore are (or will be) hurting DL's SEA plans. I can't believe they haven't forced Korean to end the AS/KE relationship...I'm sure they're itching to get that ended.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?
Replies: 154
Views: 18321

Re: Can DL Pacific gateway in SEA work?

I feel like more than any other airport in America, Seattle needs another significantly sized (25-30 gate) facility to get to where it needs to be; a purely domestic Terminal 2 where you could move United, JetBlue, Southwest, Spirit, Frontier, Sun Country, and maybe American would be a good start. ...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9098

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

RE: AA and AS
Sad if true...I was hoping it would go the other direction and they'd rebuild the cuts forced by the DOJ.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9098

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

Did you make it thru BOI much with them? :) I think I have their last printed timetable after they re-started operations for a short time with ANC-SEA-RNO routing. I remember the only CA destination for Wien was OAK. They flew to SEA, PDX, ABQ and PHX at their peak, with a mix of 737-200's, 727-100...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts
Replies: 69
Views: 9098

Re: OAG Changes 7/21/2019: AA Reduces MYR;WC Adds DAL;MAX Cuts

Seems it's been figured out but I knew well the code WC. My first airline job was with Wien Air Alaska...a small ANC-based airline founded in 1927. I became a FA for them shortly after graduating college in 1981. Their code was WC....looks like someone is finally using it again! They ceased operatio...

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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: 179
Views: 23185

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: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 6336

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: 240

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: 7620

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: 1640

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: 19403

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: 5934

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: 14479

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: 2675
Views: 348481

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: 19093

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: 7518

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: 11110

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: 5416

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: 11861

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: 41451

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: 11861

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: 6366

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: 6366

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: 2857

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: 10854

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: 42095

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: 9471

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: 3716

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: 10854

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: 42095

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: 11804

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: 22444

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: 2970

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: 2970

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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