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by phxa340
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 2459

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

If you head on over to T4 there are a ton of pre-security concessions including Chelsea’s Kitchen. I always did wonder your same question but have always found pre security restaurants to be pretty busy.

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by phxa340
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 trouble in the future
Replies: 31
Views: 8368

Re: 787 trouble in the future

Reading the overview of this leeham article I realised that despite the huge 787 pick up in recent years and deliveries really gaining traction they only have a full book until 2021, that has surprised me. Do you think Boeing has increased the 787 rate too much in order the bring unit costs down bu...

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by phxa340
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance
Replies: 47
Views: 5819

Re: Q2 2019 US Carriers Financial Performance

Not to turn this into a B6 vs AS thing but this shows that AS is ever so slightly ahead of B6 contrary to many members posts on here.

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by phxa340
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 7948

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

It’s astounding that AS has now paid back 1.2B from the 2B they borrowed for the merger already. That is impressive and kudos to the management team for their financial prudence.

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by phxa340
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30090

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

AS has expanded in a HUGE way at SAN, to become the second largest carrier there. Just curious and not attacking you but by market share AS is actually 5th at San Diego, are you going by number of flights ? 'Flyer is totally correct about the growth at SAN by AS and their rank at the airport. I hav...

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by phxa340
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30090

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Ummmm, AS never claimed to be interested in DAL-SJC/SAN at the time of the sale as VX never flew those routes. At 13 flights a day, they are still flying as many flights a day from DAL as VX did at the time of the sale. Ummmmm, then why did they start flying between DAL and their 2 focus cities? It...

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by phxa340
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands presence at DAL
Replies: 228
Views: 30090

Re: AS expands presence at DAL

Hopefully this doesn’t continue to prove that AS is just retrenching to SEA and PDX. If they really cut SAN and SJC then it’s going to be harder to take AS seriously for loyal fliers in those two metros. I get that it’s only Dallas but that would be a huge loss.

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by phxa340
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No flat bed on Norwegian
Replies: 13
Views: 3107

Re: No flat bed on Norwegian

Short answer: no. Long answer: Lie flats increase cost, and as a low cost carrier, cutting cost is key. Also, lie flats take up space that could be used for additional recliner seats like they currently have. AirAsia X seems to be able to offer lie flat seats on low cost flights in a way that make ...

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by phxa340
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9529

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

Wow - AS cutting BWI-SAN route, wonder if that is an omen of things to come for the AS SAN focus city. I know a lot of loyal AS fliers in SD rely on that flight for their DC work and personal needs. I know their EWR and BOS routes aren’t doing too great either according to fare data posted by other ...

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by phxa340
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19861

Re: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

Maybe AA needed the part ? So much more to this story.

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by phxa340
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6109

Re: Alaska Airlines California Strategy

Are you asking for comprehensive SMF/SJC/SAN-PHX/LAS/DEN? Southwest owns SMF-LAS with 9x tomorrow. AA and WN own SMF-PHX (their PHX hubs). WN and UA own SMF-DEN (their DEN hubs). Yea I get that, but WN has tons of existing flights on many intra-CA routes AS is currently flying on. By that logic - A...

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by phxa340
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines California Strategy
Replies: 37
Views: 6109

Alaska Airlines California Strategy

Alaska Airlines over the last couple of years have been on a marketing blitz to be the premier “go-to” airline for Californians. As we have seen, they have grown SMF, SJC, SAN, LAX, SFO (debatable) to support this strategy. However, I feel like there is a huge flaw in their strategy. CA and its resi...

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by phxa340
Wed May 29, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award
Replies: 86
Views: 6356

Re: AS wins 12th straight JD Power award

Expectations have been driven so low that it's not surprising that "Airline Satisfaction Climbs to Record Highs". Stockholm Syndrome. :checkmark: Interesting that B6 is considered a low cost carrier. I wonder how much AS is Paying to keep them in the low cost category to win this award. D...

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by phxa340
Wed May 22, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42071

Re: Rumor: AS trying to get B6

except that when JetBlue did worse in these cali-transcon markets, they were still doing better margin wise than AS in these markets. All the data from past quarters prove that. If both carriers did 10% worse than a year ago, then the carrier that did better a year ago is still doing better this ye...

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by phxa340
Mon May 20, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Manchester Airport without fuel due to power cut
Replies: 16
Views: 2633

Re: Manchester Airport without fuel due to power cut

You know there's a world outside the US, right? OP said MAN and Manchester; that's Manchester UK There may be a world outside the US, but apparently it has no sense of humour. (See what I did there? For those devoid of mirth or who take themselves too seriously, I spelled it the British way). :rotf...

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by phxa340
Sat May 18, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AS trying to get B6
Replies: 302
Views: 42071

Re: AS trying to get B6

Unless there is a documented source - mods should delete this. Because it is BS.

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by phxa340
Sat May 18, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft
Replies: 180
Views: 22435

Re: Rumor: American Airlines To Bring Back Seatback IFEs On Domestic Aircraft

I think that maybe AA has realized that their margins (and profits) are suffering because they thought the consumer would fly them and pay whatever no matter what their product was. DL offers a better experience product both soft and hard and it shows in the profits. Even AS gives out tablets while ...

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by phxa340
Sat May 04, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to Acquire CRJ Program from Bombardier
Replies: 331
Views: 37553

Re: BBD CEO: "We are divesting out of commercial, focus on business aircraft moving forward"

Good strategy when the economy is great, but the first thing that falters when it deteriorates is luxury items ... like business jets. Commercial jets hold up better in recessions, diversification is important. IMO I get why they are doing this, it just seems so short term focused.

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by phxa340
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska IT problems this morning ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Alaska IT problems this morning ?

Anyone know what’s going on with AS ? Their website says people are unable to check in and book flights etc.

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by phxa340
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts Forward
Replies: 66
Views: 11722

Re: OAG Changes 4/28/2019: AA Adds DFW-SAP/TGU,MIA-SCU;BA Exits FLL;KL Back in BOS for Winter;AM/WN/D8 Roll MAX Cuts For

ucdtim17 wrote:
Another week of tumbleweeds from AS


I am a huge AS fan, but their lackluster earnings (albeit they are still in the early life of their merger) and their complete lack of schedule adjustments are beginning to concern me - it’s like they are on autopilot and in this case , that’s not a good thing.

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by phxa340
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5271

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

Awful. Getting spanked in SFO/LAX transcon. SEA-centric management bit off way more than they can chew. Terrible numbers given the state of the industry. Or ... they are literally still painting aircraft due to a very recent merger which is/was always going to cause a dip in performance numbers in ...

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by phxa340
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA congestion INTL arrivals
Replies: 60
Views: 9644

Re: SEA congestion INTL arrivals

You can thank Alaska Airlines for delaying start of construction of the new IAF, if anybody has forgotten. http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2025558052_seatacgrowthxml.html From a business perspective why would anybody be surprised by this? AS domestic ticket prices will go up and...

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by phxa340
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/31/3019:AV Pulls More Routes;DL Drops SLC-ELP;G4 Adds Intl?;UA Bulks Up 2nd Tier SFO Transcons
Replies: 96
Views: 14072

Re: OAG Changes 3/31/3019:AV Pulls More Routes;DL Drops SLC-ELP;G4 Adds Intl?;UA Bulks Up 2nd Tier SFO Transcons

Did AS fire all their route planners? They have filed barely anything over the last 2ish months I feel like. It’s a little concerning to see them on auto pilot, especially as they battle DL in Seattle, UA in SFO and everyone at LAX.

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by phxa340
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread
Replies: 988
Views: 240081

Re: Alitalia bankruptcy and selling process discussion thread

How does Italy get away with propping up its airline but Hungary and other countries were told they weren’t allowed to and therefore their airlines closed up? Perception seems like the bigger EU countries follow the rules only when it suits them ?

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by phxa340
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 654
Views: 83109

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

From Q3 CityPair Dist Carrier Board AvgFare NSFare ConnFare% NS PerFlight # Flights LF Yield JFKSAN 2446 AA 62972 237.83 236.61 285.08 97.48% 160.0 454 86.69% 205.12 JFKSAN 2446 B6 52042 294.68 294.56 358.22 99.81% 159.0 368 88.94% 261.99 JFKSAN 2446 DL 91764 287.09 284.64 387.95 97.63% 177.2 594 8...

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by phxa340
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27547

Re: AS new interior

It's soo stupid they call that First Class... look small and cramp. Should have at least follow GA product on their B737 Max8 Business class (at least) more spacious, etc Try again. Alaska has the most generous first class domestic pitch of any U.S. carrier. More pitch than American, United or Delt...

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by phxa340
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27547

Re: AS new interior

No, the B737-900s are staying at 16F seats from what I’m aware of. F seats aren’t been removed- in fact I’m the Airbus more F are being installed! You sure? The seat maps for the 900s for Q3 and Q4 on the Alaska website of this year are definitely only showing 12F. Don’t mean to doubt your knowledg...

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by phxa340
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS new interior
Replies: 140
Views: 27547

Re: AS new interior

Are the 737-900s all losing a row of FC ? To me that’s actually a negative vs receiving more legroom. That is 4 less seats all of the elites are competing for.

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by phxa340
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 12317

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Compared to according to who? Not trying to be a dick but come on, comparing Nordstrom to Alaska? Would Nordstrom Air give a mere $50 to a 75k MVP for being downgraded from confirmed first class to a center seat in standard coach? Would Nordstrom Air provide a pre-flight beverage in 1st class vs so...

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by phxa340
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on Alaska Airlines 737-900
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: Questions on Alaska Airlines 737-900

Aren’t the 900s being reconfigured to 3 rows in FC ?

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by phxa340
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 654
Views: 83109

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

[photoid][/photoid] Thanx to phx' and William' for the reports on AS's new digs. I'm still confused about the situation at gate 28; there appear to be 2 separate gates, A and B. Can someone clarify if both 28A and B have jetways or is there only one? (When there was only one gate 28, it had a jetway...

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by phxa340
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 654
Views: 83109

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

https://i.postimg.cc/kRWx7jC6/SAN-2019.jpg Okay, now that our latest round of "Musical Chairs" is over, the lack of reports of issues seems to indicate all is well. Any first-hand reports on the big switch-up? Flew in this Monday on AS from SLC. Landed at gate 28B (I think) and T2 was a d...

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by phxa340
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 654
Views: 83109

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

As a a San Diego local, I am wondering too when AS is going to pull the trigger on San-Phx flights as well as San-Lax flights. Phx has always been a huge hole in their network from SAN and if they could connect SAN origin traffic to their LAX network - that would open up a lot more opportunities fo...

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by phxa340
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS F Seat Incident
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: AS F Seat Incident

Eventually, Klausner said she decided to take a later flight to avoid the confrontation. Klausner, a liberal, said when she found out exactly who Kasich was and his politics, she decided to post on Twitter. This article sounds entirely political and I would question anything as fact. Agreed 100%. I...

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by phxa340
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 654
Views: 83109

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

AS is showing Airbus equipment for the Boston-San Diego route in August. Is this just a placeholder? Odd to see any Airbii for transcon from SAN. I've posted about this change on a few threads but apparently not this one. (I honestly didn't think anyone would be interested.) Thanks for asking about...

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by phxa340
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 654
Views: 83109

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

AS is showing Airbus equipment for the Boston-San Diego route in August. Is this just a placeholder? Odd to see any Airbii for transcon from SAN.

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by phxa340
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 14933

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

Re: reliability ... as a SAN based MVPG, all of my flights have been on time and ground service has been excellent. I would guess that any aircraft that routes through SFO is causing headaches for the entire system. Luckily, it seems that for SAN , most of the aircraft aren’t routed through SFO (for...

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by phxa340
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR pax numbers through October 2018
Replies: 57
Views: 5692

Re: EWR pax numbers through October 2018

I avoid EWR when I can. Between weather and staff who seemingly just want to avoid helping customers at all costs (and even have a bad attitude most of the time to boot), it’s never really a great experience. Before I get roasted I am sure there are great airline staff there but I get consistently h...

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by phxa340
Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 10/28/2018:F9 Drops GSP-LAS/MCO,SAT-CVG/RDU,PIT-MCO/SAN,AUS-SJC,BNA-TTN,MCI-RDU;UA Adds FAI-SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 11526

Re: OAG Changes 10/28/2018:F9 Drops GSP-LAS/MCO,SAT-CVG/RDU,PIT-MCO/SAN,AUS-SJC,BNA-TTN,MCI-RDU;UA Adds FAI-SFO

AS SEA-STL MAR 1.0>1.4[1.7] APR 1.0>2[2] MAY 1.0>2[1.9] JUN 1.6>2[1.7] Glad to see competition from WN has not hurt this route. I have been on this flight when it is probably 100+ Boeing employees. Wouldn’t be surprised if Boeing travel fills both of these flights 50%+ most days minus weekends.

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by phxa340
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 6238

Re: XiamenAir could place an $18 billion USD deal with Airbus

With the ongoing war between China and the US, there are rumors circulating about a possible order of up to 180 A321neos from XiamenAir. The deal will be valued up to $18 billion USD. I'm sure Airbus would be very keen to steal away one of Boeing's big customers in China, however I'm not so sure th...

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by phxa340
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 69030

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Hey question for the thread. Recently took the SAN-MCO flight on AS for the third time this year. As usual, it was packed. Along with WN and F9 ... was wondering what the connection(s) are between Orlando and San Diego that drives such demand. I realize I have been 3 times but they are all for rando...

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by phxa340
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18740

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Then congress will just pass an amendment to the legislation to force Airlines to allow changes. This is a product of Airlines own greed. When they fee the public to death, government tends to listen to their constituents. I am all for reasonable fees, but Airlines (some of them) IMO have gone too ...

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by phxa340
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg
Replies: 239
Views: 18740

Re: AA May End Ticket Changes If Congress Limits Fees - Bloomberg

Then congress will just pass an amendment to the legislation to force Airlines to allow changes. This is a product of Airlines own greed. When they fee the public to death, government tends to listen to their constituents. I am all for reasonable fees, but Airlines (some of them) IMO have gone too f...

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by phxa340
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 69030

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

RDU and ORF are a bit more iffy but, even though F9 beat AS to RDU, the service provided is inadequate. It's much to big and important a route for the F9 service. Heck F9 means the flight will undoubtedly disappear at some point; it also means less than daily service which will eliminate it's use b...

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by phxa340
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 69030

Re: San Diego Thread - 2018

Does anyone see SAN included in the next round of Alaska Airlines new route announcements? Domestically, I'd like to see them beef up the southwestern US from here to destinations such as TUS, ELP, SAT and OKC. Maybe a seasonal Summer Saturday only non-stop to ANC. Any chance of SJO, Costa Rica or ...

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by phxa340
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops
Replies: 75
Views: 12279

Re: Potential impacts of Hurricane Florence on East Coast ops

Looking at the updated models, anything in the region from CHS to ORF on the coast and CAE/CLT/RDU/RIC inland is about to see some serious disruption...from both the winds and the flooding afterwards. Latest update looks like SC will be mostly spared (save perhaps areas close to the NC border). Wor...

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by phxa340
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66910

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

PHX-Cali is a huge hole in the network. Arizona is literally right next to California, which is their area of concentration as of late and we haven't seen any new markets. PHX-SFO was operated for 30 days in 2018 but we haven't heard anything about it being resumed either full time or for another m...

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by phxa340
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66910

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

SAN-FLL please. AS seems to be doing very well with the MCO-SAN routing, and has whittled away the SFO-FLL route. I think with the the loyal base of fliers in SAN and B6 commanding often rediculously high fares for the route, there could be something there for AS. Additionally, FLL would help AS cus...

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by phxa340
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees
Replies: 44
Views: 3299

Re: B6 Raising Bag/Change Fees

Lol. JetBlue neither has the network nor the pull to raise fees like this. People fly them because their fees were low. I am going to offend some people but B6 and AS need to realize they have a niche because they are different with their benefits and fee structure. There is literally zero incentive...

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by phxa340
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 14323

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Lol , re: DL and the C-Series and Boeing using the government to block it .... pot calling the kettle black. Didn’t DL try to use the government to block EK ? DL hypocrisy at its finest ...

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