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by roadrunner165
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unique route for charter flight to Nome, AK
Replies: 19
Views: 3854

Re: Alaska unique route for charter flight to Nome, AK

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JNY ... /PAOM/KBOS
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Another interesting visitor today -- assuming a cruise ship passenger -- was JNY352. Nome direct to Boston.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JNY ... /PAOM/KBOS

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by roadrunner165
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska unique route for charter flight to Nome, AK
Replies: 19
Views: 3854

Re: Alaska unique route for charter flight to Nome, AK

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...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska
Replies: 58
Views: 10086

Re: American Airlines Adds 7 New Summertime Routes to Montana and Alaska

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...

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by roadrunner165
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's Medallion Foundation to close in September (state, not airline)
Replies: 1
Views: 439

Re: Alaska's Medallion Foundation to close in September (state, not airline)

Another of Uncle Ted’s legacies is gone. Too bad as they did important work in Alaska to improve aviation safety.

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by roadrunner165
Wed May 22, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1766

Re: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations

Do they have any planes or pilots left at this point??

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by roadrunner165
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019
Replies: 51
Views: 5259

Re: Further expansion opportunities for HA in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska - 2019

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...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing
Replies: 7
Views: 3840

Re: Alaskan Air Ambulance flight missing

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...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Earthquake in Anchorage (PANC)
Replies: 40
Views: 10669

Re: Earthquake PANC

Ground stop -- Seems that they are accepting inbound arrivals and a few departures, mostly cargo jets. All commercial flights are suspended at the moment. No update on Alaskaair.com

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by roadrunner165
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Davao, Manila, Honolulu, Anchorage, Nome (Mostly Photos)
Replies: 1
Views: 4111

Re: Davao, Manila, Honolulu, Anchorage, Nome (Mostly Photos)

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...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Davao, Manila, Honolulu, Anchorage, Nome (Mostly Photos)
Replies: 1
Views: 4111

Davao, Manila, Honolulu, Anchorage, Nome (Mostly Photos)

This is the final installment of our September/October 2018 trip to the Philippines. After 3 days with our friends in Davao it was finally time to go home to Alaska. Our friends live in the Robinsons Highlands subdivision , which is only about 15 minute drive to the airport. http://u.cubeupload.com/...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cebgo ATR-72 Cebu to Tandag
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

Re: Cebgo ATR-72 Cebu to Tandag

The domestic terminal is pretty boring. And yes, we had about 3 hours to kill and I passed the time mostly looking out the window at planes. You can walk from one end to the other in just a couple minutes. But it does have way better food options than Manila Terminal 2. Despite it being fairly borin...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cebgo ATR-72 Cebu to Tandag
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

Re: Cebgo ATR-72 Cebu to Tandag

Here are some more photos of our time in Surigao del Sur. Mindanao is in a state of perpetual martial law and I would not recommend people to travel there without taking serious considerations for their safety into account. With that said if you plan well its a wonderful place to visit with many ama...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cebgo ATR-72 Cebu to Tandag
Replies: 3
Views: 3462

Cebgo ATR-72 Cebu to Tandag

After 3 quick days in Cebu, it was time to head to Tandag in the province of Surigao del Surs on Mindanao in the southern Philippines. My father in law and two brother in laws left Cebu the night prior on a ferry hauling along with them most of our luggage plus a couple extra boxes. (It’s near impos...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is there any country where domestic flying is carried out entirely or almost entirely by one manufacturer's aircraft?
Replies: 21
Views: 3013

Re: Is there any country where domestic flying is carried out entirely or almost entirely by one manufacturer's aircraft

Airbus owns the Philippines.

There are a few old 737-200 cargo planes plying the islands but Philippine Airlines, Air Asia Philippines and Cebu Pacific all operate Airbus. Of course that jet aircraft only. Cebgo and Philippine Airlines also operate ATR's and Q400's, respectively.

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by roadrunner165
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Philippine Airlines Honolulu to Cebu
Replies: 2
Views: 4884

Philippine Airlines Honolulu to Cebu

Part I of my trip report can be found here: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1407085 Tuesday September 27, 2018 Philippine Airlines #101 Honolulu to Manila Airbus A330-300 Premium Economy We left the hotel in an Uber around 8:50am and arrived to the airport at 9:20am. Philippin...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Alaska Airlines Nome to Honolulu
Replies: 1
Views: 7123

Alaska Airlines Nome to Honolulu

Thanks for coming along with my wife and I on our journey the Philippines. Part I: Nome to Honolulu on AS Tuesday September 25, 2018 Alaska Airlines #151 Nome to Anchorage Boeing 737-700 Economy Seats 24A & 24B I got off nightshift at 6am and checked in at the airport around 7am. Check in was qu...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 6371

Re: AK Governor: ANC to Harbin (China) Flights To Begin 2019

A memorandum of understanding with any Chinese entity should be taken with a grain of salt.

In my opinion, it really isn't worth more than the paper it is printed on. Time will tell I guess.

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by roadrunner165
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 4072

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

We see the -700s daily here in Nome. A refreshed cabin cannot come soon enough. I have several coworkers who commute from Anchorage weekly and are MVP/Gold/75 and they all complain about the interior and lack of power outlets, even on a 1 hour and 20 minute flight. Regarding runway performance when ...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS bird strike at OTZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: AS bird strike at OTZ

I love how the first four replies take the testimony of a passenger seated in the cabin (you know, where airspeed indicators are NOT located) as gospel and immediately question the decision of the trained professionals in the flight deck. Because obviously those pilots were hoping to run off the en...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS bird strike at OTZ
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: AS bird strike at OTZ

Kotzebue is a pretty bum place to have a 737 get stranded.

Ravens live up here year round — so luckily this didn’t happen in the dead of winter.

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by roadrunner165
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 121
Views: 12139

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2018

A note on Essential Air Service -- Alaska Airlines receives subsides to Adak and three of their southeast panhandle cities that make up the 'milk-run' route. Nome, Bethel, Kotzebue, Barrow and Fairbanks all hold their own without subsidies. So when speaking about the Anchorage hub lets not assume it...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?
Replies: 77
Views: 8285

Re: ANC-NRT feasibility on A321LR by AS/VX?

I too doubt ANC would ever become a scissor hub connecting North America to Asia. I just want to jump in and remind folks that there is demand for flights from Japan to Alaska during the winter for northern lights tourism (aurora borealis). And during the summer there are of course, the cruise and p...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane
Replies: 50
Views: 7428

Re: AS Asks Family of Boy With Down's Syndrome to Deplane

Why do these headlines mention the boy had down syndrome (which isn't even relevant to the story) instead of highlighting the fact that the airline removed them for safety reasons? What SAFETY??? Are we being serious here? Vomiting doesn't transform you into a terrorist. It just blows my mind how e...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 110481

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

One of the reason I fly PAL exclusively is not having to change terminals in Manila. I guess thats no longer going to be the case for my upcoming trip this September HNL-MNL-CEB. Hopefully they have a functioning system in place for shuttling passengers between terminals by then and have all the kin...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 20354

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

Do you think, that this would have pleased the passengers, or helped the airline's operation at all? With great sympathy for all involved. No. But under exceptional circumstances, such as this one, cancelling a flight out of respect for an employee who was unfortunately met with an incident would h...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 110481

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

PR sometimes uses the A343 for the route, so best check the type of aircraft you're getting for a particular flight. As for Premium Economy, since they sometimes use the A330s with the previous config for some of their HNL flights, check the seat map for the flight you want to pick. Remember that t...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 774
Views: 110481

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2018

I'm out of the loop on this entirely, but does anyone have an update on the A330 cabin reconfiguration announced by PAL last year? I'll most likely be flying PAL from Honolulu to Manila in September and I'm considering Premium Economy. I'd like to get an idea if I'll experience their new product or ...

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by roadrunner165
Sun Mar 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines considering SEA
Replies: 16
Views: 3906

Re: Philippine Airlines considering SEA

In 2014, Filipinos made up 52% of Alaska’s Asian and Pacific Islander population. Or about 30,000 people. Filipino Americans are the largest racial minority in the city of Anchorage, and also have large numbers in the Aleutians and Kodiak Island. Every single one of these folks have to travel to Sea...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 39684

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Entirely ancedotol, but In 2014, Filipinos made up 52% of Alaska’s Asian and Pacific Islander population. Or about 25,000 Filipinos in a state with a total population of 775,000. Presently many of these individuals fly from Anchorage all the way to LAX to get cheap fares, often times with long layov...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transfer at MNL NAIA 2 to NAIA 3.
Replies: 1
Views: 360

Re: Transfer at MNL NAIA 2 to NAIA 3.

Transfers in Manila are notoriously unpredictable. One of the reasons I fly Philippine Airlines is to avoid switching terminals. A quick Google search will produce a lot of horror stories. I'm not sure what the current 'best practices' are for getting from one terminal to the other, so I'll leave th...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25586

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

Um, yeah.... I’ll just move along now.

Jesus take the wheel, what did I just read here?

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by roadrunner165
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”
Replies: 128
Views: 25586

Re: Air France crew detained after passenger complains “not receiving her upgrade”

This doesn't quite agree with the poster who stated that the father was out of office for 17 years and had no influence. Then again, this is only an Argentine news source reporting claims from the French Union I stand by my statement. He had no influence. He is one of the most respected attorneys i...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 737-700BDSF being delivered
Replies: 36
Views: 9245

Re: First 737-700BDSF being delivered

Congrats Alaska Air Cargo!

Sure gonna miss flying the combi's but glad to see they're soon to be gone!

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by roadrunner165
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA now flying EWR-ANC?
Replies: 27
Views: 5742

Re: UA now flying EWR-ANC?

Such is the pulling power of Alaska cruises. ANC has next to no traffic due to cruise lines as between the ports of Anchorage and Whittier average 1-2 vessels a week (http://claalaska.com/?page_id=1250). Alaska cruises are more so focused to Southeast Alaska which has Seattle and Vancouver has the ...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Condor becoming mileage partners
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

Re: Alaska and Condor becoming mileage partners

Going to Germany in May with Condor. Direct Anchorage - Frankfurt.

Originally chose the flight for convenience, very excited that I can now earn Alaska Airline miles as well. Booked in premium economy it appears on the surface I may earn 125% mile accrual.

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by roadrunner165
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+
Replies: 54
Views: 11992

Re: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+

Good to know USAirKid. Thanks for the clarification.

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by roadrunner165
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+
Replies: 54
Views: 11992

Re: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+

Ravn Alaska is starting ANC-OTZ & ANC-OME respectively with their older generation Dash 8's. I can't imagine they will compete too well with Alaska. But I wonder if Alaska Air is encouraging them to test the market? They are codeshare partners after all. Personally, I would love to see Horizon c...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident on Korean Air flight ( article with images)
Replies: 29
Views: 9256

Re: Incident on Korean Air flight ( article with images)

From the photo it appears the Taser does not contain a cartridge. That is to mean it cannot shoot from a distance. A visual show of force, meaning the loud and distinct click and clack of the electrodes and the visual arcing is usually enough to gain compliance. If that fails a drive stun is certain...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Dec 20, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis air service discussion - 2016-2017
Replies: 193
Views: 25630

Re: Minneapolis Air Service Discussion

With the codeshare with Delta officially coming to an end I wonder if we will see Alaska operate a direct Anchorage to MSP flight. I hate having to go through Seattle.

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by roadrunner165
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MIA-CEB Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: MIA-CEB Help!

Changing from Terminal 1 to terminal 2 is manageable. But I've flown exclusively through terminal 2 (Philippine Airlines) the last few trips so I'm not sure if you still just hop in a taxi or if they have a better service in place now. Cebu is a wonderful city. I've always felt safe there. But do be...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MIA-CEB Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: MIA-CEB Help!

With no luggage 3 hours on the way in is doable, if everything goes smooth. On the return could you leave Cebu on an earlier flight to give a few extra hours to catch you flight back to Doha? Do us a favor and give us flight details. Knowing which terminals your PAL flights leaving from would also b...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MIA-CEB Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: MIA-CEB Help!

In March I took PAL from Cebu to Manila, then onward to Honolulu. Flight was suppose to leave at 1pm. Boarding was delaying until 1:30pm. Then after everyone boarded the pilots announced that due to air traffic in Manila we had to wait 70 additional minutes for our flight clearance. We waited on boa...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MIA-CEB Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: MIA-CEB Help!

Also, where are you staying in Cebu? First trip?

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by roadrunner165
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MIA-CEB Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1707

Re: MIA-CEB Help!

I see a lot of problems with your planned trip, but before I begin did you book your tickets already? If not, I wouldn't. What made you choose that routing for starters? Price, connections, or what? As far as I know Philippine Airlines and Qatar are not code-share partners. In any event, even if Qat...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines - ANC to/from HNL?
Replies: 22
Views: 4449

Re: Alaska Airlines - ANC to/from HNL?

b747400erf wrote:
Oil and government workers with too much money to throw around.


Gee, that's a real constructive comment. What's the reason behind your angst?

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by roadrunner165
Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines - ANC to/from HNL?
Replies: 22
Views: 4449

Re: Alaska Airlines - ANC to/from HNL?

I've flown this route yearly for the last 5 or 6 years. The flight is mostly Alaskans escaping the cold winters for vacation. Although I have seen Asian tourist, mostly Japaneese flying to Fairbanks to watch the northern lights. The flight is geared toward the local maker, folks can work in the morn...

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by roadrunner165
Sun May 22, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Pressurization At Ascent And Descent?
Replies: 12
Views: 3853

RE: Cabin Pressurization At Ascent And Descent?

We live in Alaska but traveled to Minnesota to deliver our son so we would be near family. We mentioned to our physician how we were nervous about ear discomfort during climb and descent. Doctor said no problem and prescribed a simple (and cheap) ear numbing liquid medication. Baby did fine during t...

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by roadrunner165
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS VX Merger Official Part 3
Replies: 171
Views: 18395

RE: AS VX Merger Official Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/F9Animal" class="quote" target="_blank">F9Animal</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i>The flight to Hawaii are pretty much res...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Investes $50M In State Of Alaska; 737-700F
Replies: 50
Views: 10756

RE: AS Investes $50M In State Of Alaska; 737-700F

The stage length for the Q400 to Nome and Kotzbue may be a little long but I look forward to the turboprops if they send them up our way. Perhaps they will increase Nome and Kotzebue back to 3 times daily. Ideally, they will fly point to point from Anchorage and I can forgo the layover in Kotzebue. ...

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by roadrunner165
Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Maintenance On A/c With A Troublesome History
Replies: 18
Views: 7230

RE: Maintenance On A/c With A Troublesome History

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BravoOne" class="quote" target="_blank">BravoOne</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>I could tell you a real story about ever...

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