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by roadrunner165
Tue Jun 07, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 447
Views: 69159

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

I emailed them probably 4 months back and asked if they had funding from the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation and never heard back. It would not surprise me if this was someone’s pet project on the publics dime.

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by roadrunner165
Sat May 28, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 447
Views: 69159

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

Depending on how this goes, I might just say screw it and book a ticket on one of their first flights. I’ve done a lot of travel this past year where I let the destination choose me if the price was right. Worst case, it’s a call to dispute the charge, if they go under before launch.

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by roadrunner165
Sat May 28, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 447
Views: 69159

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

All our questions will be answered on June 2, apparently. Not sure why I get random spam emails from Ravn at work, but according to the email in my inbox this evening you can join Ravn Alaska and Northern Pacific Airways CEO Rob McKinney and Chairman Josh Jones for an informative webinar, Thursday, ...

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by roadrunner165
Fri May 27, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I can't fathom a strike actually taking place. Does anyone know what the costs of the pilots proposals are -- is the price of my ticket gonna go up $10 or $100 each trip segment? Management has to know the pilots have the upper hand here. Push too hard, and its like cutting of your nose to spite you...

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by roadrunner165
Thu May 26, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

That’s true. I have no idea how much slack the three have in their schedules. And it’s summer - so they’re already busy flying everything under the sun.

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by roadrunner165
Thu May 26, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

If AS pilots strike it would be a pain in the butt for rural Alaska communities, for sure. Lots of lost revenue from tourist and construction work that would be delayed or canceled - and we don’t have a long season for either of those to begin with. Routine medical appointments would be rescheduled ...

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by roadrunner165
Wed May 18, 2022 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I guess I also recall at air cargo in Anchorage this weekend the agent saying one of their -700 freighters had been down for maintenance an extended amount of time. It wasn't clear if this was scheduled or unscheduled work. She mentioned that in all her years with air cargo she'd seen the warehouse ...

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by roadrunner165
Tue May 17, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Was at Air Cargo in Nome picking up 400 pounds of groceries this morning and the workers mentioned Horizon E175 was no longer coming to Nome this summer. The -700s are showing their age, but seem to be up to the short term task. Makes me wonder if not sending Horizon is a short term stopgap for flyi...

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by roadrunner165
Sun May 15, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Flt Cancelations

Just negotiate a contract already, Ben. Anyone have an idea if the pilots got everything they asked for, what would that mean per passenger? Would my ticket price have to go up $5? $20?

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by roadrunner165
Sat May 14, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Flt Cancelations

:bouncy: To clarify — I spent three pages bantering about ANC-HNL being canceled all summer. I think these concerns would fit right in there too. :spin:

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by roadrunner165
Thu May 12, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window
Replies: 35
Views: 8613

Re: Delta pilots climb in/out of 737 cockpit window

I’d hold judgement until I learned why. It’s certainly at risk behavior, but the employee may have thought they were doing the right thing given the circumstance.

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by roadrunner165
Mon May 09, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread
Replies: 6413
Views: 430564

Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - *Discussion* Thread

Seems the Russian ambassador to Poland didn't get such a warm welcome in Warsaw. https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/russian-ambassador-poland-hit-red-paint-84587967 After watching this video, I've got some serious reservations about it. Quite frankly, it looks staged to me. From the guy...

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by roadrunner165
Mon May 02, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?
Replies: 42
Views: 2966

Re: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?

I've flown most (if not all) of Alaska Airlines fleet of -700's at one point or another between Anchorage and Nome.

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by roadrunner165
Mon May 02, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

The N concourse is really nice now. But I despise the food options at Sea-Tac overall. Overpriced and underwhelming most of the time. I’ve gotten to the point, I just stick with Micky D’s, or bring something along from Anchorage. PDX on the other hand is legit - I like that it’s local businesses and...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

You know there's a lot of false premises being tossed out into the ether of this thread. The decision is not mutually exclusive to one option or the other. Alaska is cutting mainline service to Nome and other communities in the state, freeing up jets for other routes. And you know what, I don't mind...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Since 2007, I believe. And its not just a.netters blathering on an on apparently. When I got through the elite line last night and got the October Hawaii trip straightened out, I casually asked the customer service agent on the phone how the cut was being received and she said they've been catching ...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I guess outsiders just don't understand Alaska then. Not exactly shocking. Folks should stop comparing Anchorage and Alaska to areas of the lower 48. The comparisons will never work.

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by roadrunner165
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I don’t think it’s out of bounds and certainly not entitlement to take note. Alaska cut direct routes from Anchorage and then seems to have cut out the lesser-evil alternatives.

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by roadrunner165
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Yeah - honestly I’m not too sure. Recalled reading it on another site a day or two ago. Thought I would share.

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by roadrunner165
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Please don't flame me on this question too badly...but why are people so much against connecting through SEA? In my humbled opinion, connecting through SFO and LAX can be much worse. Because the Seattle - Hawaii flights are already full, add in super full Alaska (anywhere) -> Seattle are also prici...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Apr 28, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Oh boy, the same old drab argument that Alaska is too small and insignificant overall. An argument that Alaska Airlines themselves wouldn’t even make…

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by roadrunner165
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I would agree with that, emotions do run deep on the issue. I cannot reiterate enough how hard Alaska has pushed their Anchorage to Hawaii routes over the last decade. And yes, the marketing worked. Alaskans love going to Hawaii. So of course shutting it down cold turkey is gonna garner a negative r...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

The only facts I'd be interested in seeing would be from Alaska Airlines. Also, as we all know loads are only part of the equation, you also have to look at yields.

If you go back and look at my first post, I said the move was short sighed. And I stand by that statement.

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by roadrunner165
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

So now you're trying to look at stats from during covid? When Hawaii was on lockdown. Sure, okay. I'm out.

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by roadrunner165
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Alaska Airlines for marketing purposes has always set themselves apart from the competition by portraying themselves as Alaska's hometown airline. This is a bit of a mud in the face in that regard. Alaska residents fly way more often than residents of other states, so lets not just compare populatio...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

LOL I was wrong. 5-10 hours additional each way, I wish. I just check, previous routing had family leaving Nome at 1:00pm, change planes in Anchorage and arrive Honolulu about 9:30pm. So roughly 10 hours travel time. Now the best option on the search engine is leave Nome, change plane in Anchorage a...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Regarding ANC-HNL being canceled for 6 month. The decision is what it is, but I still think dropping it enirely is short sighted. Hawaii isn't a cheap destination, and it wasn't like AS was giving away seats for a discount. Whenever I fly to Hawaii via Anchorage (twice since January of this year) I ...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Apr 27, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings
Replies: 146
Views: 16720

Re: Boeings 1Q22 Earnings

And I was the idiot who bought $5000 worth of shares in the $240 range... I continue to regret that every time I look at that particular investment account. It was a long term buy, so I'll continue to hold, but dang, more bad news.

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by roadrunner165
Mon Apr 25, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Wow they canceled anchnl for 6 months almost. They really know how to stick it to their most loyal customers Well those customers must not be flying the route much for it to have been chopped... Perhaps, perhaps not. ANC to Hawaii is heavily used with companion fares. As someone else previously sai...

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by roadrunner165
Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console
Replies: 9
Views: 2194

Re: BOS evacuation due to a Playstation console

Not enough details to make any meaningful determination. A lot of stuff gets put into luggage...

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by roadrunner165
Mon Apr 04, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread - 2022

Yes. I was there the first week of January and again last week. Hopefully the federal mask mandate will end in a couple more weeks.

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by roadrunner165
Sat Apr 02, 2022 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I know mileage tickets go up during the summer on intra-Alaska flights. But I don’t recall June, July, August, September costing a minimum of 15k each way between Nome and Anchorage. And that’s the cheapest reward seat.

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by roadrunner165
Sat Mar 12, 2022 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules
Replies: 50
Views: 11668

Re: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules

There's the door, do not let it hit your azz on the way out... Guys are making almost $400K a year only working 79 hrs a month and openly bragging how some of their OT checks are $100K plus. People compalining no matter how well they have it. The employer determines the need for overtime, not the e...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules
Replies: 50
Views: 11668

Re: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules

LOL, you’d make a good hack for management Gremlinzzzzz. Same old cop-out. “We’re getting paid lots of money, just do it.” That morphs to “Its not that big of a deal, let’s just do it. Then finally, “If you don’t like it leave.


How about bargaining, not blackmail!

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by roadrunner165
Sat Mar 12, 2022 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules
Replies: 50
Views: 11668

Re: DL pilots protesting at ATL over work schedules

There's the door, do not let it hit your azz on the way out... Guys are making almost $400K a year only working 79 hrs a month and openly bragging how some of their OT checks are $100K plus. People compalining no matter how well they have it. The employer determines the need for overtime, not the e...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Mar 03, 2022 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Horizon was up in Nome earlier this week flying E175s and shooting approaches for a few hours. I think they begin operations in a month or so.

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by roadrunner165
Wed Feb 16, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

[/quote] AS needs to work on improving their on-board product. Service has significantly diminished and varies greatly from flight to flight. I was told today by an AS rep that the FA's were to limit customer facing activities on flights. Recently on a flight from KOA-SEA there was a single drink se...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Feb 16, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 447
Views: 69159

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

You can read the article on the Anchorage Daily News site but Ravn Alaska intends to create a cryptocurrency for its mileage rewards program. Not that I had much respect for this outfit and their business model in the first place, but this continues to get more bizarre as time goes on. I wonder if N...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Feb 03, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

This thread seems to be a bit muted as of late, a few of the regulars have gone missing. I didn't see its own thread, but on January 27 Alaska did report their Q4 and full year earnings results. https://investor.alaskaair.com/news-releases/news-release-details/alaska-air-group-delivers-strong-fourth...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

https://www.kdlg.org/infrastructure/2022-01-25/high-winds-cause-alaska-airlines-jet-to-slide-on-icy-dillingham-runway "On Sunday, a gust of wind unexpectedly hit an Alaska Airlines jet on the Dillingham runway as it was preparing to taxi from the terminal, causing it to slide on the icy tarmac....

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by roadrunner165
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

So part of me was thinking AS spreading out into the B concourse might be part of a plan to limit gate access for the competition during the summer months. But that’s just a wild hare guess. It could be something as simple as the gates need to be used periodically to keep them certified.

Adam

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by roadrunner165
Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1070
Views: 177677

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Just an observation from Anchorage - last month our flight from Anchorage up to Nome departed from the B Concourse instead of C concourse. I assumed it was just a fluke. Now today, we flew in and saw three Alaska Airline 737s parked at the B Concourse. Just surprised that Alaska is utilizing B gates...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: updated: MH370 claim: breakthrough?
Replies: 103
Views: 51145

Re: MH370 claim: 777 flew in holding pattern for 22 min

Something tells me the US govt knows where it is. They just can’t say so without revealing secret technology. If that was true, the US could just say "look here but we can tell you how we know, period" They wouldn't need to reveal anything except the location which doesn't tell anyone any...

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by roadrunner165
Sat Sep 25, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 447
Views: 69159

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

Alaska has zero presence in asian markets…except for being a full fledged member of the Oneworld Alliance. More to the point, they’re in bed with AA to feed international traffic through SEA. JAL flies seasonally to Fairbanks, mainly with package tours, but that could be expanded and AS could feed t...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 447
Views: 69159

Re: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread

Does anyone know where they are getting their financing? I only ask because a article in the Alaska Landmine said recently the Permanent Fund will not disclose where $200 million set aside for Alaska businesses is invested. I have no evidence to support a connection - but I wonder who in their right...

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by roadrunner165
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vegas Vacation - Alaska 737-900ER/800, SEA-LAS-SEA
Replies: 5
Views: 5250

Re: Vegas Vacation - Alaska 737-900ER/800, SEA-LAS-SEA

Fantastic report! Truly, well done. The only disagreement I have is the food options at Seattle (airport wide really) are horrible. I paid nearly $30 for a burger with fries and soda at Skillet in the N Gates, and it didn't even taste good. And good luck getting a refill on a drink. I much rather pr...

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by roadrunner165
Thu Jul 29, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 680
Views: 89304

Re: AA: Possible seatback entertainment return.

I don’t get it. I’ve flown Alaska my entire life and they never had in seat entertainment. Ever. But for the better part of a decade now Alaska has streamed movies directly to my phone or iPad for free. Why would any airline not go the wireless route combined with power at every seat is beyond me. E...

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by roadrunner165
Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 97483

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

Well if you have to ditch...doing so next to a coast guard base and a major military installation is pretty dang fortunate. I imagine the first helicopter would have been on scene within a matter of minutes. I was very impressed listening to the professional ATC, I think the average joe would have s...

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by roadrunner165
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northern Pacific Airways discussion thread
Replies: 447
Views: 69159

Re: Ravn Alaska going with Boeing 757 ETOPS and new subsidiary?

Well, that’s the dumbest idea I’ve heard in a while.

AS is going to eat their lunch.

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