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by gunsontheroof
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes
Replies: 209
Views: 24536

Re: American adds more Asia to SEA, and other long-haul changes

It show the emergency of Vashon Airport Do you need to be reminded that 10,000 people live on Vashon Island and building an airport there would be a logistical nightmare even IF (they wouldn't) they all agreed to vacate their properties? It's a terrible, unworkable idea and the reasons why have bee...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40305

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

WN is actually very strong in the PNW from a brand recognition standpoint. From a market perspective, they used to be incredibly strong, however retreated after suspending their intra-PNW routes. They used to do: GEG-PDX/SEA/SLC SLC-BOI/RNO/SEA/PDX PDX-BOI/RNO BOI-SEA/RNO RNO-SEA Recall that they o...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian and SWISS in Seattle
Replies: 16
Views: 4533

Re: Austrian and SWISS in Seattle

Do you have a link? As stated above, neither have ever offered scheduled service to SEA and almost certainly never will, but I'd be curious to see where that came from... If it was there (a scan of the Sea-Tac wikipedia article at the moment finds a reference to neither) it was placed by a doofus w...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40305

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

WN still isn’t very strong in the Northwest so operating out of another airport in Seattle doesn’t make much sense. WN is actually very strong in the PNW from a brand recognition standpoint. From a market perspective, they used to be incredibly strong, however retreated after suspending their intra...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian and SWISS in Seattle
Replies: 16
Views: 4533

Re: Austrian and SWISS in Seattle

Do you have a link? As stated above, neither have ever offered scheduled service to SEA and almost certainly never will, but I'd be curious to see where that came from...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40305

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

A question came up on the OAG thread this morning and maybe some here can clarify. AS is showing that starting Aug 1, they will operate 1 daily flight from PAE to LAS and 1 to PHX. All other Paine Field routes are non-existent. Huh? Is the airport open or closed as of 8/1? If closed, how is AS hand...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40305

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Are they doing to dump the neos as well? Nothing has been decided on the A321NEOs just yet, but AS really, really, REALLY likes them. The plan is to call back 19 airframes from storage in July and another 17-19ish in August, with the intention of operating at 60% of pre-COVID levels by then, gradua...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 2825

Re: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)

Alaska Airlines YVR-SNA back in 2002 or so. The inaugural flight took off from Vancouver, and only then was it disocovered that SNA was not capable of handling international flights (that has since changed), even if they preclear. Flight diverted and route was cancelled. Whoa, that's a deep cut (an...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Jun 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kirkland Alcohol
Replies: 21
Views: 1348

Re: Kirkland Alcohol

I'd agree that the Kirkland liquor is pretty good. My folks buy it exclusively (I don't think they shop anywhere else any more), but I don't drive or have a Costco card and live within walking distance of a liquor store, so it's still Jim Beam for me. I would say that I haven't been terribly impress...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed May 20, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bamboo Airways plans IPO in 4Q2020, direct US flight at the end of 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1919

Re: Bamboo Airways plans IPO in 4Q2020, direct US flight at the end of 2021

They should add BOS to that list, a very important market, Boston. Vietnamese carriers have no reasons to serve the East Coast at least in the next 10 years. California is enough at this moment. And you're never going to see BOS launched before JFK. My money's on LAX...I feel like I've been reading...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon May 18, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to start an airline?
Replies: 25
Views: 1528

Re: How to start an airline?

AA747123 wrote:
So your career goals are to be flat broke, constantly struggling to survive, dealing with hot headed unions, having a high level of stress, a moderate alcoholic and heavy smoker?


Wait...was I was supposed to be running an airline this whole time?!? :shock:

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by gunsontheroof
Mon May 18, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8939

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

Most cities have some sort of height restrictions due to downtown/skylines proximity to airports/flight paths, Phoenix and San Diego are probably the two best examples since neither have any highrise buildings over 500 feet due to height restrictions and proximity to the flight paths. SJC would be ...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon May 18, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14151

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

I still remember watching the broadcast of the first flight on KOMO 4 and seeing the prototype and early frames for UA, BA and CX coming back to BFI during testing. Definitely got some odd looks from the other kids at recess for craning my head skywards back then!

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by gunsontheroof
Fri May 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8939

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

Doesn't Seattle also have building height restrictions because of nearby Boeing Field? Not just for BFI, SEA as well. When Columbia Center (current tallest building in Seattle) was proposed, it was initially planned for a height of 1,006 feet but was reduced to a height of 933 feet at the insistenc...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri May 15, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston skyline height restrictions
Replies: 61
Views: 8939

Re: Boston skyline height restrictions

Doesn't Seattle also have building height restrictions because of nearby Boeing Field? Not just for BFI, SEA as well. When Columbia Center (current tallest building in Seattle) was proposed, it was initially planned for a height of 1,006 feet but was reduced to a height of 933 feet at the insistenc...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed May 13, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Freighter prototype info
Replies: 5
Views: 2372

Re: Boeing 767 Freighter prototype info

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2002-12-17 ... nthusiasts
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2175301 wrote:
I'm sure that Boeing has a history office. Why not contact them and ask if they have (and can make available) a picture?


Boeing archives might be able to help...

https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2002-12-17 ... nthusiasts

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by gunsontheroof
Sun May 10, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc
Replies: 120
Views: 18118

Re: To be in Compliance with CARES Act B6 to Add Routes Like SFO-SMF,MCO-SRQ,MSY-IAH, SLC-BZN, etc

Well, at least we can add B6 to the laundry list of carriers that have tagged PDX to SEA over the years...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun May 10, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25285

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

EA CO AS Ugh, more “journalism” at work: https://people.com/human-interest/man-h ... ay-austin/ Airport spokesman Bryce Dubee told the Associated Press that officials do not believe the man was supposed to be on the runway when he was hit. Do these jounos really HAVE to ask these sort of questions?...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127584

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

would it be feasible for AA to go all in (internationally) @SEA and attack Delta? No. AA's got much bigger fish to fry right now than trying to establish a new international gateway against a competitor. They have so far announced more fleet retirements than either DL or UA, so I expect expansion w...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to Restart Washington State Aircraft Production
Replies: 144
Views: 19003

Re: Boeing to Stop Washington State Aircraft Production

Washington State identified transportation equipment manufacturing as an essential industry. Boeing is therefore entitled to continue normal operations. I’m not going to debate the rationale of the state’s decision. However as a Washington State resident I recognize Boeing’s tax payments from reven...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 413
Views: 51442

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2020

Our planned nonstop to Puerto Vallarta (where shutdown is lifted on 1 May) would now be a 27-hour flight with connection. You're nuts if you travel, let alone take an international flight. No way in hell would I be flying to Mexico (or anywhere internationally) right now. The chances of getting stu...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 67
Views: 5343

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

I did SEA-LAX-CDG-HEL back in 2007. That was a long day.

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?
Replies: 22
Views: 5056

Re: United Sending 777s to SEA This Summer?

This was I am sure based on Seattle's massive cruise ship loads during the summer. Unfortunately, with the way things are looking, I am doubtful it will happen now. Everything is pretty much dead here...the lighter traffic at SEA is very noticeable. Hopefully some things bounce back heading into th...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?
Replies: 55
Views: 14594

Re: Will airlines end Hawaii service later this week?

I assume Hawaiian Airlines will still receive their final A321neo in the next few weeks, but will they delay the delivery of their Dreamliners? AFAIK they have already renewed some of their leases on A330s, but if someone could confirm I would appreciate it. An A321 showed up at PAE earlier today, ...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Should booing be banned at sporting events?
Replies: 50
Views: 1758

Re: Should booing be banned at sporting events?

caliboy93 wrote:
I think that booing at a sporting event is disrespectful. What do you think should happen?


Of course it's disrespectful, that's the entire point. If you've got a problem with it, I suggest following golf.

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why would a test flight be flying low?
Replies: 19
Views: 1855

Re: Why would a test flight be flying low?

Wouldn't a Poseidon be operating at lower altitudes for many of its missions? 10,000 feet seems a little high for maritime patrol, but it's possible that the low altitude had something to do with mission profile testing (though I would guess a lot of that would happen post-delivery).

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)

Great points. I only mention QF because while it seems like an unlikely addition to the SEA route map, it wasn't very long ago that CX, SQ and PR did as well. I'm pretty sure that you can find posts on these forums by yours truly in every thread that was opened in the last ten years speculating on ...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)

The only new route that I can imagine would be something from QF, because at this point, SEA has locked-down pretty much all the key players in trans-pac traffic, many of which (CX, SQ, PR) to show up anytime soon, even with the explosive growth, but I've been wrong about this before. Even as a SEA...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11667

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

I was a bit young (and pre-internet) when NW DC-10s were flying over my home, but I have very fond memories of seeing the bowling shoes coming into SEA from the east. I was already a plane geek, but I thought the DC-10s/742s that flew over were the coolest. Got pulled from a soccer match once for pa...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: Seattle-TATL expansion potential (non-U.S. carriers)

The only new route that I can imagine would be something from QF, because at this point, SEA has locked-down pretty much all the key players in trans-pac traffic, many of which (CX, SQ, PR) to show up anytime soon, even with the explosive growth, but I've been wrong about this before. Even as a SEA ...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Re: Shouting vs Announcing Emergency Commands

I'd have to imagine that voice commands are standard practice since, as others have pointed out, shouting is abnormal and thus attention-grabbing. The other consideration would be that in an emergency situation, there's no guarantee that the aircraft's PA system will still be functional and with tim...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Mar 01, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW
Replies: 83
Views: 11804

Re: Delta Adds SEA-CMH/DFW

I think this is a sign Delta is serious about its Seattle hub and will soon overtake Alaska Airlines and become the largest carrier in Seattle. LOL. Not even close....AS has around 42% of the market share at SEA. Delta is a little less than half of that. Add Horizon Air into the equation, and AS ca...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3257

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

You would think NBC would be a lot be a lot better as I think Lester Holt's brother was the former VP of Flight Ops at Alaska Airlines. Kind of makes you wonder about all the other "news" that we see from the mainline news organiztions? Lester Holt's brother is indeed an AS pilot. The inf...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12413

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Olympia should have an Airport and Airline Service. It's a State Capitol. Many "State Capitol Airports" have a lot of service. Sacramento, California & Austin,Texas. Well, Olympia is nowhere near the size of those cities, but it already has an airport capable of handling airline servi...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 12413

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Olympia should have an Airport and Airline Service. It's a State Capitol. Many "State Capitol Airports" have a lot of service. Sacramento, California & Austin,Texas. Olympia already has an airport capable of handling airline service, they just need a terminal. While not that far from ...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?
Replies: 144
Views: 14649

Re: Will there ever been a new greenfield major airport in the USA?

chunhimlai wrote:
Seattle Vashon Airport


We already explained the million reasons why this will never happen. Did you not read any of the responses to your own thread? You're never going to see a new airport in the immediate Seattle area, certainly not one that displaces close to 10,000 people.

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHOTOS: Canada's airports in the early Jet Age
Replies: 23
Views: 3893

Re: PHOTOS: Canada's airports in the early Jet Age

Great work as always, thanks for sharing!

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Make a flight route map?
Replies: 8
Views: 2896

Re: Make a flight route map?

Didn't realize FR24 had a feature for this, will have to check that out!

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avatar Airlines (formerly Family Airlines) start up tries again..
Replies: 139
Views: 13727

Re: Avatar sends LOI to order 30 748's.

So...which a.net member is launching this airline?

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127584

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

Could someone please explain to a European (who rarely travels to America) why this news is significant, unexpected... "awesome"? In brief, because SEA is already playing host to two hubs with AS/DL (which is already surprising for a mid-sized market) and AA has been an afterthought in th...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127584

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

So, not to throw around too much wild speculation like this is airliners.net or something ;), but what else could we see at SEA (or LAX, or elsewhere) with this arrangement? I might have thought QF on SYD-SEA, but with a stronger LAX presence, I don't know. What about Alaska's non-Oneworld codeshare...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127584

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

Alright, GET THIS. This is SO crazy that I'm pretty sure someone is removing Bangalore/London on SEA Airport's Wiki page! It was there earlier but now it's gone. It's Wikipedia, which I find av-geeks have a particular affinity for, whether it be to add a new route to their home airport the second a...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127584

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Good point. The main reason I mentioned ORD-SEA as a potential 787 rotation candidate was because, if I'm not mistaken, there are 787s based at ORD. I wasn't sure how much traffic between the two cities was Boeing-based. Someone with direct access to the numbers can correct me here, but from what I...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127584

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/new codeshare with AS and LHR and India

Is the first time two US carriers joined the same Global Alliance? Nope. DL, CO and NW were all part of SkyTeam at the same time pre-mergers. US and UA were part of Star Alliance at the same time as well. Not sure if you're asking if it's the first time two have joined together, but AA is already a...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127584

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

Considering BLR is the centre of the BPO and back-office business, increasingly call centres are also moving to MNL. I read on here DL was interested in eventually flying SEA-MNL. Where did that go!? PR beat them to it, probably not a route that can support two carriers: https://www.businesstravell...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO
Replies: 14
Views: 2933

Re: Aeroflot in Anchorage/Russian Far East/SEA/SFO

I don't recall the specifics of the Russian far-east routes, but I definitely remember seeing the IL-96 at the south satellite as a kid and the 767/777 SVO-SEA flights when I was a bit older. Would love to see SU back at SEA someday, but U.S.-Russia yields seem to have tanked in the last decade and ...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does everyone assume that the A380 ending production means the fleet will stop flying?
Replies: 36
Views: 3217

Re: Why does everyone assume that the A380 ending production means the fleet will stop flying?

The issue with the A380 going forward is that it arguably hasn't worked for anyone but EK and maybe BA. The airplane doesn't have a long shelf life on the second hand market, particularly when the limited production run is ultimately going to make spares more difficult to find as time passes. You'll...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40305

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

So is AS using up the PAE "slots" that UA is vacating already? AS announced PAE-BOI. Or are they sacrificing another flight for the BOI flight? PDX-PAE loses a frequency, now down to two. Got it. I think there were too many dailies on the PAE to PDX in the first place. I think AS probably...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 284
Views: 40305

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Is AS starting PDX-PIT? I saw a couple of social media posts from AS about new nonstop service but can’t find any flights, nor a press release. Social media team jump the gun a bit? There has been absolutely zero word on any imminent service announcements here at PIT. Plus I'm not sure why a compan...

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