I’m not surprised the State is seeking passenger service. The infrastructure is there already in the North Terminal. Which at this point has basically been taken over as office space by airport operators and government agencies. I wonder if the State has other motives — maybe the building needs upgr...Jump to post
both milkruns are also EAS subsidized. So any requests to downgauge or change would have to be made in the docket. I see AS has 13 flights a day between SEA and ANC that run nearlly on the hour in the AM and PM. You throw in the DL flights and there are 18+ total. Is there that big a draw or is thi...Jump to post
The issue with Alaska's hard product isn't that its worse than anyone else's; its that it isn't markedly better than anyone else's. Assuming fares are about the same price, there's no compelling reason for the average cost-conscious flyer to book on Alaska when the hard product is no different, and...Jump to post
LOL: just rather cold and robotic. You aren't very familiar with Minnesotans are you? :tongue2: Hahaha, now ain’t that the truth! Both the wife and I are very tired of ‘Minnesota Nice’. And I grew up there. (This past year has made me fully understand why I left after high school and never looked b...Jump to post
NWAESC wrote:Who ground handles AS in MSP?
As a Gold and soon to be Gold75K I don’t find anything inferior about the Alaska product. Their app is easy to use and comprehensive. I rarely need to contact customer service with an issue. And now I can text customer service rather then call - I’ve done a complete rerouting via text message in les...Jump to post
Anyone have thoughts or insight on how AS joining OneWorld might impacts travel to the Philippines. I know the Philippines has low yields, but it seems like a big whole in AS's international offerings. The State of Alaska has a fairly large Filipino population as does the pacific northwest. The best...Jump to post
This thread is about Alaska introducing E-175 operations within the state of Alaska. I made a blanket statement that AS should look at opening up new thinner routes as well to better serve local markets. Unalakleet is just an example of a location in my region that could potentially be of interests ...Jump to post
NSEDC is a CDQ - one of six non-profit corporations represent 65 communities with the purpose of economic development in western Alaska and goals to alleviate poverty, provide economic and social benefits to residents, and achieve sustainable local economies. (These are NOT native corporations as yo...Jump to post
32andBelow seems to think only towns on the road system can support E175s. ;) :white: These towns people are talking about have PDEW under 50. You’re probably right, Unalakleet isnt on their radar and probably wont be for the distant future. Im just wishful thinking. But I will just add that Norton...Jump to post
I imagine they will be looking hard at Unalakleet as well. Don’t think it’s certified for pas ever flights. You need a perimeter fence. Crash fire rescue, TSA,etc. And it hardly filed a dash 8/Saab 340 Yeah — I doubt AS would be bold and launch this right out the gate — but there is potential. UNK ...Jump to post
Living in rural Alaska and not on the road system, I have pretty much everything delivered by airplane - including refrigerators and chest freezers.
Sometimes they get put on their side during shipping and out of a precaution you'll want to leave it sit upright for 24 hours before turning it on.
Not really a joke. How do you expect to enforce a mask requirement when up until recently there was a supply shortage? All basic PPE was going to hospitals and law enforcement. Now it appears there is enough (barely) that an airline could require, and reasonably expect, passengers to comply.Jump to post
Well, having 90+ million in debt didn’t work out too well for Raven, now did it. The horrible customer service didn’t help any, either.
It will take time, but other carriers will step in and fill the gaps. Sounds like there are plenty of Raven assets gonna be coming up for sale shortly.
Ravens CEO Dave Pflieger asked Alaskans to get on social media to ask the president to step in.
A bail out for the private equity firms who loaded the company up with debt? Yeah, no thanks. There are plenty of other operators around the state to pick up the slack. Let them go under.
If I invest money in WN and they do well as a result of my investment, why is it wrong for them to offer me my money back? Dividends paid on earnings is one thing, stock buybacks are another animal all together. If you invested money in WN, and you do well as a result of stock buybacks artificially...Jump to post
How much did Southwest spend on stock buybacks during the flush years? My Google skills aren’t great, but somewhere in the $10 billion range is what I found on a couple websites. And those who don’t understand what stock buybacks are should really educate themselves. Before Regans deregulation era,...Jump to post
How much did Southwest spend on stock buybacks during the flush years? My Google skills aren’t great, but somewhere in the $10 billion range is what I found on a couple websites. And those who don’t understand what stock buybacks are should really educate themselves. Before Regans deregulation era, ...Jump to post
How much did Southwest spend on stock buybacks during the flush years? My Google skills aren’t great, but somewhere in the $10 billion range is what I found on a couple websites. And for those who don’t understand what stock buybacks are should really educate themselves. Before Regans deregulation e...Jump to post
Remember that Ravn is majority owned by two private equity firms from the East Coast. They monopolized a rural market that primary benefits from government subsidies. During good times they loaded the airline up with debt. Basically, they privatized profits, and now their plan is to socialize losses...Jump to post
Intra-Alaska flights to Nome will be cut to 1x daily. In addition, you now need a permit to enter or leave the Nome airport. Things are getting a little bit out of hand with the local government and I'm heading down to City Hall today to find out why. As government takes necessary steps to ensure p...Jump to post
Intra-Alaska flights to Nome will be cut to 1x daily. In addition, you now need a permit to enter or leave the Nome airport. Things are getting a little bit out of hand with the local government and I'm heading down to City Hall today to find out why. As government takes necessary steps to ensure pu...Jump to post
And domestic air travel shutting down is something I’ve certainly given serious thought about. I figure my trip to Anchorage tomorrow will be fine. But I certainly worry about Minneapolis next week. I don’t want to travel down there and become stranded. Most Americans travel for business or leisure ...Jump to post
So what's the latest and greatest news? Are we expecting major cuts to be announced any day now? Here in Nome its business as usual. We've had a couple of questionable AS cancelations this past week. The weather was indeed marginal, but we've all landed in worse so a few of us assume flights cancele...Jump to post
The guest experience is getting really inconsistent. The fact that they didn't install power outlets in the main cabin on the E175 fleet is completely baffling, especially because those aircraft are often doing 2 and 3 hour flights and also taking over all of the intra-california flying, where powe...Jump to post
The relationship between employee and employer has to be equitable. Apparently Corporate feels compensation and working conditions are just fine because people keep applying for the jobs. (Although, the high employee turn over rate and high call out rate during inclement weather says otherwise.) AAG...Jump to post
I don't mind exceptions for parents with minor kids traveling alone or for those with mobility issues but otherwise Seattle is a zoo already. Keep extra people away. But I suppose there are profits to be made by the Port Authority - so there's you're answer as to why.Jump to post
Another interesting visitor today -- assuming a cruise ship passenger -- was JNY352. Nome direct to Boston.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JNY ... /PAOM/KBOS
I can say for certain there were two cruise ships in port yesterday and today exchanging passengers. I was at work and couldn't watch the flights come in, but it certainly was a busy day at the airport. I believe Alaska Air did all the ground handling. 4 Charters, plus the normal Alaska jet to Ancho...Jump to post
http://dot.alaska.gov/comm/pressbox/arch_2019/documents/FAI-PR-083019.pdf Here is the press release from the airport. "Flights to DFW will operate in time to connect to American’s recently announced new service to Tel Aviv, Israel starting next September, in addition to more than 900 daily flig...Jump to post
Another of Uncle Ted’s legacies is gone. Too bad as they did important work in Alaska to improve aviation safety.Jump to post
Are the fares that high between Anchorage and Honolulu? I’ve flown the route almost yearly for the past 5 or 6 years and I don’t find it too outrageous. I also consider the 7500+ Mileage Plan miles I earn round trip into the cost of the ticket - which is enough for a one-way intra Alaska flight. (Ti...Jump to post
I took a guardian flight from Nome to Anchorage about 2 years ago. The medical staff and pilot on my flight was great. But I’ve also heard from some friends in the medical field that Guardian is a fairly lose run operation compared to other medivac services in Alaska. The most memorable part was the...Jump to post
http://u.cubeupload.com/adamlust/IMG4882.jpg Unlike in years past, no delay. We taxied right to the runway. http://u.cubeupload.com/adamlust/IMG4892.jpg http://u.cubeupload.com/adamlust/IMG4898.jpg On the roll. http://u.cubeupload.com/adamlust/IMG4902.jpg Up, up and away! http://u.cubeupload.com/ad...Jump to post