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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Well, that’s the dumbest idea I’ve heard in a while.
AS is going to eat their lunch.
Wouldn't another 15/33 be entirely cost prohibitive? Plus as 32andBelow points out, the park is important to the identity of Anchorage as a whole. My question is how often are there ground delays in Anchorage? I flew 100k miles though Anchorage last year and aside from waiting the 60 seconds after a...Jump to post
My guess is the sign on bonus is prorated and paid out over a years time and required to be paid back if you quit. Perfect attendance is likely required to earn attendance bonus after some length of time which is next to impossible since you probably don’t earn vacation days until after 1 year. And ...Jump to post
Come work at the Airport!! Sodexo is hiring for the DELTA SKY CLUB !! Earn up to a **$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS** * Other Great Benefits • Paid Parking or MARTA card • Attendance Bonus paid out, up to an extra $2,000 • Earn an employee referral bonus up to $1,000 • Medical/Dental/Vision/401k • Tuition Rei...Jump to post
Again, they’re asking Delta employees to cover for a contractor that probably doesn’t pay peanuts or offer any benefits. Hey - can anyone find the employment advertisement for this contractor? Let’s all take a look. Bottom line is theres a cardinal difference between helping out during a holiday rus...Jump to post
Theres a sucker born every minute though, especially at Delta. In my line off work, if you want to pay me salary, Im doing my job and helping out with work that falls within my job classification. Other duties as assigned doesn't mean you own me. The fact that its better for people to stay on unempl...Jump to post
The barbie sized overhead bins on the -175s are comical though...but yes, otherwise a comfortable plane.Jump to post
Any idea how this bankruptcy would affect passengers holding credits for future flights? I messed up and took a credit voucher for future travel instead of a credit card refund when Covid hit. And I have been looking for a way out ever since. PAL initially said a refund to credit card could take upw...Jump to post
My wife and mother-in-law left Nome last Saturday under blue skies. It wasn't until check-in when they were informed their flight to Seattle and then Los Angeles had been canceled due to the storm. It was so chaotic, the agents in Nome were only able to check their luggage as far as Anchorage and we...Jump to post
Older planes with polished aluminum looked great. But today’s generation of aircraft, with all the composite and carbon fiber, wouldn’t look nearly as clean. I believe it was one of the reasons AA chose to get rid of the aluminum finish and introduce their current livery.Jump to post
Any word on how the Embraer's are holding up doing the intra-alaska flying? I don't know that the rest of rural Alaska would agree, but I'd happily give up the free third bag if its means increased frequency. Anyone know, do the E-jets have similar capabilities as the -700 and -800s in terms of deal...Jump to post
Enjoyed the winter weather photos with a little Florida sunshine mixed in! Is it more, or did the seats on your Frontier flight look extra thin -- how was the comfort?Jump to post
I know this has been discussed in some other forums in the past, but it looks like it's now official. Anchorage is once again trying to entice international service. It would be nice to see the North Terminal come to life once again. I wonder if anyone will bite. http://dot.alaska.gov/anc/business/c...Jump to post
Does anyone have a good link to the current requirements for entering the Philippines - preferably something in layman’s terms? My wife and son (on US passports) and mother-in-law (on Philippine passport) are scheduled to go to the Philippines in February. We’re just trying to decide if the logistic...Jump to post
Whatever becomes of Ravn, they will be a fraction of what they once were. Their hangar in Unalakleet was bought up by Bering Air. I’ve seen a few Bering Air King Airs parked out in front of their main hangar in Nome, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Bering Air bought that as well. And their maintenance...Jump to post
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