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by roadrunner165
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State of Alaska wants to build a pax hub
Replies: 33
Views: 5934

Re: State of Alaska wants to build a pax hub

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...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

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...

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by roadrunner165
Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%
Replies: 51
Views: 11483

Re: Hawaiian to cut workforce by 35%

Last I heard the 14 day mandatory quarantine was ending Sept 1.

And my wife and son have a trip planned to Honolulu in February — so yes, people are still planning trips.

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by roadrunner165
Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Calling Delta
Replies: 18
Views: 2100

Re: Calling Delta

With very specific instructions - I was able to change an entire reservation - by text message - in less than 10 minutes with Alaska Airlines. :box:

Too-da-loo! :wave: :spin:

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by roadrunner165
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

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...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I wonder what it takes to petition for TSA services at airports like Homer and Kenai?

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by roadrunner165
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

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...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

NWAESC wrote:
Who ground handles AS in MSP?

An outfit called GAT.

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by roadrunner165
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS responds to B6, announces LAX and FLL expansion

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...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 140391

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

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...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

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 ...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

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...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

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...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

32andBelow seems to think only towns on the road system can support E175s. ;) :white:

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by roadrunner165
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

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 ...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

I imagine they will be looking hard at Unalakleet as well.

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by roadrunner165
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Send them to Nome!!

I’d love to have three flights daily again.

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by roadrunner165
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Wishing Alaska adds a few more flights between SEA-MSP before summer ends. It takes me 30 hours to get from Nome, Alaska to Minneapolis. And I'll be doing the trip weekly for the next three weeks.

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by roadrunner165
Tue May 05, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ship a freezer by air?
Replies: 16
Views: 2548

Re: Ship a freezer by air?

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.

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by roadrunner165
Fri May 01, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska to Require Masks
Replies: 8
Views: 1330

Re: Alaska to Require Masks

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.

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by roadrunner165
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 161
Views: 23575

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

I would love to see Horizon come in with E-175s and expand service within the state of Alaska. Even here in Nome, I'd take three E-175s a day as opposed to current two 737s. Unalakleet could probably support a daily E-175 with a small EAS bump.

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by roadrunner165
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 161
Views: 23575

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

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.

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by roadrunner165
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?
Replies: 161
Views: 23575

Re: Ravn Alaska closing its doors?

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.

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by roadrunner165
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14219

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

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...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14219

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

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,...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14219

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

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, ...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN asks TWU for concessions
Replies: 83
Views: 14219

Re: WN asks TWU for concessions

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...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down
Replies: 59
Views: 8296

Re: Unalaska/Dutch Harbor DUT/PADU now that 7H-Ravn/Penair is shut down

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...

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by roadrunner165
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Bethel reportedly cut to 3x weekly and Kotzebue cut to 2x weekly. We are anticipating our 5x weekly to Nome will be cut down to 2x weekly shortly.

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by roadrunner165
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI freighter "hard" landings
Replies: 7
Views: 3217

Re: CI freighter "hard" landings

"...when he slept with his child." What does that even mean?

Like, he had a slumber party with the kids before I went to work, stayed up too late, and wasn't well rested. Or like, he's a pedophile? Something is obviously lost in translation here.

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by roadrunner165
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

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...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Nome, Alaska will be 1x daily Monday through Friday until further notice. No weekend service. So down from 14 flights per week to 5. Cargo flights have no restrictions. Continue to see NAC, Everts, Lynden and Alaska Air Cargo on a daily basis.

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by roadrunner165
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

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...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

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 ...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

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...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Alaska is something like the 5th largest airline in the US, they certainly have brand recognition all across the States.

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by roadrunner165
Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 916
Views: 77905

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

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...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20575

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

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...

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by roadrunner165
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska meltdown at SEA
Replies: 119
Views: 20575

Re: Alaska meltdown at SEA

Seattle is a hot mess even when the weather is fine. I know the airport is busting at the seams but how long can this go on for? I’m MVP Gold and try my best to avoid Seattle at all costs. Tarmac delays getting in and out. Late inbound aircraft. Etc etc

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by roadrunner165
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again
Replies: 51
Views: 8633

Re: SEA to allow non-travelers airside again

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.

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by roadrunner165
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results
Replies: 51
Views: 12859

Re: Alaska Air announces Q3 2019 results

Good job Alaska Air. A solid quarter. As a soon to be MVP Gold I’m glad to say I helped contribute!

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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: 4534

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: 4534

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: 12079

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: 519

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: 1934

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: 5687

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: 4041

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: 10999

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: 4269

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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