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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?
Replies: 35
Views: 2072

Re: Sun Country 2019 Expansion Ideas?

lavalampluva wrote:
LGB and SNA would be nice alternatives to LAX.


Or maybe another airline like B6 should give LGB a try! I’m sure it’d be a huge success. ;)

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by hiflyeras
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 3936

Re: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO

AS has plenty of NG's and MAX on order...they don't need SY's airframes. They'd probably come with high leases as well...likely at inflated rates comparable to what VX was paying. AS would probably rather sit back and watch SY try and figure out what they want to be. If they can't stay out of the ne...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 3936

Re: New Routes for Sun Country from SFO

Such a stupid move...UA and AS will eat their lunch. Isn't someone at SY and ex-AS route planner?

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by hiflyeras
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX
Replies: 14
Views: 2396

Re: Copa reveals new Business Class seats for the 737 MAX

Not a very wide seat...probably only a few inches wider than a coach seat. That center console takes up a lot of room!

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 56
Views: 8331

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

In 2019, Princess will move the Royal Princess to Alaska routes and have its largest total Alaska passenger capacity in the 50 years it has cruised that area. Royal Caribbean will add the 5,000-passenger Ovation of the Seas to Alaska service. Celebrity in 2019 is replacing the Infinity in Alaska wi...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 38
Views: 3874

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

People "are" too cheap to use those. What was the per minute rate on those phones back then? $5 a minute? $700 for an iPhone or not there is no way (unless it was a true emergency) I would pay that much per minute to chat on an airfone unless someone's life was in danger. It was $6.00 per...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI
Replies: 56
Views: 8331

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2018:3M Scales Back;KE to BOS;F9 Drops BOI-DEN;DL Drops MSP-PBI

I am really amazed F9 lasted this long in BOI. Shocked they even restarted the routeeto begin with. I was waiting for the BZN QX ticket counter to open and saw maybe 40 people check in right next door at F9 on a Sunday. Meanwhile my QX flight to SEA was sold out. I wondered how much longer F9 would...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN rolls out free texting onboard
Replies: 38
Views: 3874

Re: WN rolls out free texting onboard

AS has had it for a couple of years....people love it!

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Demise of WN in the PNW
Replies: 40
Views: 6397

Re: Demise of WN in the PNW

I’d dispute the theory that half of Hawaii passengers are on miles. The airlines have total control over how many seats are available for redemption. Now WN on the other hand supposedly does NOT limit the number of redemptions per flight. They could be looking at their new Hawaii flights being a hug...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 419
Views: 90722

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

So, all of those airlines' liveries would be more interesting if they each just had a gigantic face on them? I guess B6 should have a close-up of a jaded beat-up New Yorker, and WN can have a sunburned impoverished rancher, and F9 can have a stoner with blonde dreadlocks! I mean quite aside from th...

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by hiflyeras
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian going to BOS
Replies: 134
Views: 15722

Re: Hawaiian going to BOS

I'm really suspicious that there will be a market for filling this. EWR is one thing...over 20 million catchment area...would love to know the LF on that.. BOS not so big at less than 5 million. This might be a tough sell.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 419
Views: 90722

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

So, all of those airlines' liveries would be more interesting if they each just had a gigantic face on them? I guess B6 should have a close-up of a jaded beat-up New Yorker, and WN can have a sunburned impoverished rancher, and F9 can have a stoner with blonde dreadlocks! I mean quite aside from th...

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by hiflyeras
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 14720

Re: CONFIRMED: Air France Announces Dallas-Paris starting 2019

Wonder what AA's response will be? 2x daily next summer?

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by hiflyeras
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 419
Views: 90722

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

LAXPAX wrote:
Believe me, I know. That doesn't mean that it's ever been good.


Yeah but it's unique and you're talking about it. Who gives a shit about most liveries?

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by hiflyeras
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 419
Views: 90722

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

MesserJ wrote:
No, that bump isn't anything new. in this picture, you can see what the 2Ku wifi antenna will look like


Thanks! Much bigger bump! Looks like triplets! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF project update
Replies: 23
Views: 3312

Re: SEA IAF project update

They’re not talking about it because they’re badly over budget and behind schedule. Taxiway work the next 3-4 months will only add to the misery of flying out of SEA.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 419
Views: 90722

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Seeing that bump on top of the fuselage in the photo...is AS's new satellite wifi being installed at the same time as their putting the new paint job on all the Airbus?

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines B737-700's
Replies: 32
Views: 7171

Re: Alaska Airlines B737-700's

-700 interior upgrades are supposed to be starting this fall. New seats, power, LED lighting...and I think the satellite wifi installed at the same time.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3819

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

AirFiero wrote:
Again makes you wonder why they bothered buying VX. Where have they gained a competitive advantage over B6?


Which has been discussed ad nauseam on a dozen other threads.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3819

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

AirbusA322 wrote:
Thought they would use the Airbus on this route


Just announced SEA-CMH service beginning next March will be on the A320.

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by hiflyeras
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3819

Re: AS launches SEA-PIT

compensateme wrote:
If you pay for it, they will come... I’m sure the direct subsidy offered by PIT had a large influence...


Incentives only came to $475,000 in marketing help on the PIT end....a pittance.

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by hiflyeras
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS launches SEA-PIT
Replies: 33
Views: 3819

AS launches SEA-PIT

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09 ... e-flights/
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Great local news story on AS inaugural flight into PIT yesterday. Lots of happy faces!

https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/09 ... e-flights/

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by hiflyeras
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules
Replies: 68
Views: 9533

Re: United spend $200mil on Hawaii facilities, adjust schedules

The claim that HA is bigger to Hawaii than UA from the mainland is typically based on the fact that HA serves Hawaii from more mainland destinations than UA days. UA has 7 (ORD, DEN, IAH, LAX, EWR, SFO, IAD) while HA has 12 (LAS, LGB, LAX, JFK, OAK, PHX, PDX, SAN, SMF, SFO, SJC, SEA). AS has seven ...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10622

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

They aren't acting like they are losing in SJC IMHO, although AS wasn't acting like they were losing in SFO until they did... According to AS, there were 44 new routes launched in 2017 and they still serve 36 of them. Maybe the routes dropped were weighted more towards SFO but I think it's too earl...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10622

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

I think any AS buildup into SJC is a reaction to WN...they're both adding like crazy but so far WN seems to be winning. I’m curious, what makes you think that? I’m not sure of the OP’s rationale, but I’d view WN as the incumbent leader at SJC and they’ve shown no sign of backing down so far. Howeve...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 4596

Re: United to end SFO-YYJ service early in 2019

AS will be happy to carry YYJ passengers through SEA.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN
Replies: 79
Views: 10622

Re: OAG Changes 9/2/2018:AA/AS/DL/UA/WN

I think any AS buildup into SJC is a reaction to WN...they're both adding like crazy but so far WN seems to be winning.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 419
Views: 90722

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Airbus FA's are in an interim uniform...red pieces are gone and they're wearing AS scarves and ties. All employees will be in new uniforms by late 2019 (so they say...).

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by hiflyeras
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

One of the routes was supposedly going to elicit some ‘excitement’. I’m not sure if CMH fits that description! ;)

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by hiflyeras
Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 6989

Re: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 1, 2019)

There are not going to be many SFO-SEA-CMH or LAX-SEA-CMH fliers. Both markets have nonstops on other carriers, so the choices are 4 hour nonstop or 9 hour trip through SEA that will likely be twice as expensive, as AS does not generally price for connections like that through SEA. Random date sear...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

'Cultural Training' starts soon at AS. All employees required to attend. It's well known that VX cabin crew need to up their customer service and lose the attitude. They're no longer going to be allowed to hide in the galley or merely respond to a blinking screen or push a button to play the safety ...

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by hiflyeras
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 7, 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 6989

Re: Alaska Airlines adds SEA-CMH (from March 1, 2019)

Decent connections are possible to/from CMH if originating from PDX, SFO, LAX, ANC and others. It won't be only P2P on this route. Any 'subsidy' is likely a marketing budget in Columbus to herald the new route...pretty standard offering from the new airport/community on an unserved market.

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by hiflyeras
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I'm well aware. But at the moment VX planes are still flying around with VX paint scheme, layout, and their not so happy flight crews regardless of who holds the certificate. Once crew integration is in place I'll feel a little more like I'm on an AS plane. Till then their robotic FAs and IFE syste...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14591

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

Yikes. Sun Valley is the kind of market where locals (many of whom frequently travel by air to their other homes) are *very* in tune with local air service developments. With LAX-SUN getting cut and now SEA-SUN getting reduced, AS's days at SUN may be numbered. I wonder if AA, F9 and/or G4 might be...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

VX was an unprofitable carrier that survived only due to UA's inability to get their act together for the decade of VX's existence. AS overpaid for a second hub but had no choice due to DL's inroads in SEA...they had to diversify and this was their best opportunity. Through the buyout, AS has become...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet
Replies: 419
Views: 90722

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Absolutely ridiculous. Replacing a clearly superior product with a vastly inferior one. AS has chosen to maximize seating in the FC cabin on the Airbus. This allows more FF'ers to have a chance to upgrade to a higher level of service and still provide over 40" pitch. The coach seats, while los...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG/STS
Replies: 85
Views: 11242

Re: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG

We l agree to disagree then. Mark my words, their going to be in a different world within 2 years. Decisions they are making are creating a lower class carrier, and this is in reality, from a customer perspective and also from a corporate cooperation prospective. They are no longer a pleasure at al...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I was in the airport for 4 hours and several 737's sat on hard stands the entire night. Also noticed two FI 757's sitting overnight together. AS has around 250 airframes but there's less than a dozen or so cities that can support a 'redeye' flight out of SEA and avoid parking a plane all night. Yes...

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Chuska wrote:
Its been awhile but last I heard was that Paine Field was to be up an running next month, PAE-LAX/LAS/PHX/PDX/SAN/SFO/SJC/SNA. Anyone have word on that?


I heard after the first of the new year. A shame as they'll miss all the holiday traffic.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I know AS has a much longer term strategy at SFO, this was well thought out with plans for a decade or better in view when the merge was completed. AS is not going anywher at SFO & in a few years, we'll see a stronger AS presence there. I was in SFO a couple of weeks ago and was impressed by th...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG/STS
Replies: 85
Views: 11242

Re: OAG Changes 8/26/2018:AA Drops PHL-FRA/MUC/GLA,PAP-FLL/JFK,DFWPBC,LAXYYZ;AS Drops ABQ-SFO/SNA,LAXMEX;UA Adds DEN-FLG

Enilria, you must hate when G4 decides to pull out their dartboard! Lots of low-season reductions all around. Sad to see AS giving up on MEX...I can't imagine they'll go back after this. Thankfully we have a n/s SEA-MEX on AM. Timing on the AS flight through LAX was horrible for connections and they...

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by hiflyeras
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 375
Views: 30645

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I'm guessing BZE....3x weekly from SFO and 4x from LAX.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%
Replies: 44
Views: 6574

Re: WestJet cutting capacity by 6%

With the price of fuel getting high, I think you'll see more announcements from all airlines regarding the cutting of marginal routes. Any money losers will be axed and even those that are marginally profitable are probably being looked at.

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by hiflyeras
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii
Replies: 90
Views: 10267

Re: Hurricane Lane and Hawaii

AS plans on operating their Thursday morning bank of flights to Hawaii and will re-evaluate in the morning about the afternoon/evening flights. I was impressed...they'd normally be operating 29 round trip flights on Thursday.

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by hiflyeras
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15393

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

29-years of service AA Purser here- believe it or not, it isn’t the senior F/As who are abusing the system, it’s the junior F/As with 3 years seniority or less. I fly international and when I see junior F/As on my crew list, I know that I have a 50/50 chance that they’ll actually show up for the tr...

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by hiflyeras
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
Replies: 161
Views: 15393

Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

Wait, so it's actually LEGAL in the US to punish employees for being unable to come to work for a few days due to illness? That's outrageous! Would the airline seriously rather the employee with, say the flu, still come in and infect half the plane?? You can only call in sick for so many days befor...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12232

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

[list=][/list] Sloppy….what else will be coming out? They didn't inspect their fan blades until forced to by the FAA. Utterly bullshit. So why did it take TWO incidents of a cracked fan blade for the FAA to finally order an inspection of all CFM engines on 737's? You'd think that WN might have done ...

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 93411

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

AAG is no different than any other corporation that's battling a competitive environment, higher costs (fuel and wages for AAG) and trying to please fickle analysts like Zacks, etc. Quoting a few disgruntled employees doesn't make what you've said a fact. No one is forcing them to work there.

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by hiflyeras
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounding many airplanes.
Replies: 71
Views: 12232

Re: Southwest grounding many airplanes.

mcdu wrote:
Maybe the inspectors doing the deep dive don’t like pizza? (An industry inside joke)


Good one! For those not in the know, WN has in the past generously sent pizza to ATC and tower personnel.

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