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by gunsontheroof
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air looks to rebrand
Replies: 95
Views: 17425

Re: Korean Air looks to rebrand

Let's be honest. I think we all know what direction this rebrand is going. They probably paid millions of dollars to a design firm for something that resembles this thing I crapped out in 20 minutes. https://i.imgur.com/eHtS5rB.png Dear God, you're probably not too far off. This would be a travesty...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Jan 20, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: China Eastern MD-11 service to North America
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Re: China Eastern MD-11 service to North America

Did MU ever serve SEA? IIRC, with their MD-11F. Not too sure about pax flights. One could search this site for MU at SEA and see what photos there are. 6470451 0006009 1993-1997 seems like a long run for MU pax service to SEA, but there we go. They're also listed at the S gates in the following ter...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lack of international flights at RDU
Replies: 184
Views: 18033

Re: Lack of international flights at RDU

In terms of intercontinental traffic, RDU could also really use flights to South America, Asia and even more Europe frequencies. The potential is there for incremental gains, sure. But lets not that forget that the only reason RDU has maintained LHR service for all these years is AA's GSK contract....

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underrated Airline Liveries
Replies: 26
Views: 2159

Re: Underrated Airline Liveries

I see photographers giving it some love around here, but I've always thought HY has a pretty sweet livery that doesn't get a lot of attention, especially on the Dreamliner/757. 6540603 I agree with you there, as the color palette is great. It also matches the Cascadia flag, as you fly lol. I think ...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:15 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners or military
Replies: 15
Views: 489

Re: What has happened to AIRLINERS.net?

[*] The Military forum has been here for at least 10 years It's been here as long as I've been a member+lurking time, so it's probably over twenty at this point. I don't really get the "what's happened?" question here... I don't mind the military stuff even if it's not my main interest. It...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Jan 06, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 55
Views: 4630

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2022

I know that as part of the VX purchase agreement with the DOT, AS and AA cannot codeshare on some flights to some hubs, but is CLT included? I wouldn't surprise me if AS announces CLT at some point. Maybe they'll also fly into GSO, but that's probably wishful thinkin'. Last I looked was prior to th...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Jan 03, 2022 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 159
Views: 21529

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I don't there is an appreciable difference the 737 MAX 9 and the 737-900/-900ER, other than the current numbers of them. It will take a while for AS to get the number of MAX 9's to a level where they can have widespread use. I wonder if AS will convert any of their MAX 9 orders to either MAX 10's o...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 159
Views: 21529

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

I had a couple transcon flights booked with AS this month booked on the 7M9s that have been changed to the 739ER/738. Noticed they removed the MAX from a whole lot of other flights this month as well. A little disappointed as I was looking forward to my first ride on the MAX but of course these thi...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 159
Views: 21529

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Could someone point me to a list of which 737-900ERs are ETOPS rated? I see they've upped ANC-HNL to a 739 sometimes, instead of the typical 738. https://alaskafleetstatus.weebly.com/737-900er.html It looks like all -900ERs were delivered ETOPS certified until March of 2016...all deliveries thereaf...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Alaska order the 737-500?
Replies: 9
Views: 1678

Re: Why didn’t Alaska order the 737-500?

Aside from the aforementioned issues with the -500 not being gravel kit adaptable, Alaska's -200s weren't particularly long in the tooth when the -400s started coming on property. The oldest I could find first flew in 1979 with others in 1984, so they weren't exactly up for replacement when AS start...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 48342

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

So, this was on my mind before,but I've been noticing it more with this past weekend's weather/news reporting from SEA...has anyone else in the area noticed that Port of Seattle seems to be pushing referring to SEA as "S-E-A" lately? I've noticed it in their media campaigns and they even ...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 48342

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

So, this was on my mind before,but I've been noticing it more with this past weekend's weather/news reporting from SEA...has anyone else in the area noticed that Port of Seattle seems to be pushing referring to SEA as "S-E-A" lately? I've noticed it in their media campaigns and they even s...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Dec 24, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What type of airline was/is Alaska Airlines?
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: What type of airline was/is Alaska Airlines?

That doesn't necessarily have to be the case. For me a legacy airline is an airline that offers an average or higher service level and is priced accordingly. Some people call it a full-service airline but I don't think that term covers it anymore as more and more legacy airlines now charge extra fo...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Dec 22, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?
Replies: 50
Views: 2698

Re: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?

DC-9-51: Hawaiian
MD-82: American
MD-83: Alaska, American
MD-88: Delta
MD-90: Delta

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Dec 21, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS orders another 19 767Fs
Replies: 189
Views: 29358

Re: UPS orders another 19 767Fs

Only Fed Ex and UPS are buying but they are keeping the line alive... Seems as if the 767 is Taylor made for them.. It's more profitable to have a small number of big customers rather than a big number of small customers. You need to give bigger discounts for a bigger order. And these are freighter...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle
Replies: 81
Views: 13187

Re: Qantas planning Chicago, Seattle

Even before AS joined OW, I thought that SEA might have a shot at QF starting service since they finally had an aircraft that made sense for the route in the 789. As SEA continues to attract service I wouldn't have considered likely (QR, TK, AY), it seems like less of a pipe dream, but still not a c...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceland Air Seattle Activity
Replies: 13
Views: 3064

Re: Iceland Air Seattle Activity

I just happened to notice 3 Iceland Air planes on the ground at the same time the last 2 days. I was even more excited to see they had the 767 in as well. Maybe they are running some charters? It was a nice treat to see for sure. I was also curious that maybe they had a new MAX delivered? Are they ...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why all the CAPITAL letters on planes? Two part question…
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Why all the CAPITAL letters on planes? Two part question…

My second question is when I’ve viewed pics on this site of newly built aircraft in Seattle, e.g United Max, why are some of these brand new planes painted in the old paint scheme and not the new “evo blue?” It seems like it would be less expensive to have all the new builds come “factory fresh” wi...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Dec 19, 2021 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 150
Views: 23038

Re: Icelandair new livery

Painting the engines with the same highlight colour as on the tail will look terrible when they need to swop engines between aircraft. The cowlings stay on the aircraft when an engine is changed, so that wouldn't be an issue. I myself thought that using the tail highlight colors on the engine might...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arizona Cardinals 772
Replies: 75
Views: 11358

Re: Arizona Cardinals 772

It's amazing that owning and operating a 77E for a few uses per year is more cost-effective than chartering. The domestic carriers simply can’t afford to be using their widebodies for football charters any more. It pulls the airplanes out of passenger service too long so the charter costs have expl...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Dec 17, 2021 1:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Jeffrey Epstein's 727
Replies: 9
Views: 1728

Re: Jeffrey Epstein's 727

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9982661


It looks like it's missing all three. Probably an organ donor now, unfortunately.
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Cardude2 wrote:
you guys do realise its missing a least 2 of its engines https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9982661


It looks like it's missing all three. Probably an organ donor now, unfortunately.

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underrated Airline Liveries
Replies: 26
Views: 2159

Re: Underrated Airline Liveries

I see photographers giving it some love around here, but I've always thought HY has a pretty sweet livery that doesn't get a lot of attention, especially on the Dreamliner/757.

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Dec 15, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 670
Views: 151100

Re: Oregon Aviation Thread - 2021

What are the chances of Lufthansa coming back to PDX in the near future? I know it's a long short, but Condor's service to FRA is going to be significantly parred down this summer compared to previous years. In the near future? Not likely. DE coming back with reduced service doesn't suggest that th...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Is "Jane's All The World's Aircraft" a reliable source of information on aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 1254

Re: Is "Jane's All The World's Aircraft" a reliable source of information on aircraft?

Reliable? Absolutely. As reference guides go, it was the gold standard for a long time and contains a wealth of information on all types of aircraft. That being said, if you're looking for information from aircraft manuals, you're not going to find that kind of information from a Jane's reference vo...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 69317

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

Can the Embraer 175 fly between PAE & Chicago ORD? I believe Chicago is a major business destination. Think Boeing!!! I believe AS started SEA-MKE with the E175, so it could certainly make ORD work. Boeing business traffic probably wouldn't be much of an incentive..a lot of the executive traffi...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)
Replies: 27
Views: 6859

Re: United Airlines 757 Landed at Wrong Airport (1991)

But why would the pilot be taking a picture of the fact that they landed at the wrong airport. To put on Instragram of course. I'll show myself out. Pictured here courtesy of the local spotter's group on the Facebook (PR PlaneSpotters) After all that, we have the photo on Facebook and the scanned p...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 1618
Views: 194880

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2021

If this actually happens I will take the time to search through a.net and find all the posts saying Stl will never get LH If mine was one skip it. There were even haters in the announcement thread saying its not gonna be LH. LOL I didn't even have to go that far back Umm, you yourself responded to ...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 433
Views: 69317

Re: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread

Wasn’t AS going to start PAE-DAL? What’s the latest with that? Can the Embraer 175 fly between PAE & Chicago ORD? I believe Chicago is a major business destination. Think Boeing!!! I believe AS started SEA-MKE with the E175, so it could certainly make ORD work. Boeing business traffic probably ...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Dec 09, 2021 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2371
Views: 310792

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

A couple photos I took of the new Orca jet, one from Sunday night and another on Wednesday afternoon when I lucked out with some spectacular light! Wow, nice shots! That livery is definitely a winner, but I do wonder if it might have been a better idea to paint the tail (similar to the fuselage) to...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 48342

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

Seattle-Tacoma Intl. Airport Retweeted Finnair @Finnair · 8h Exciting news for the summer: we will start flying to Seattle in June! The Emerald City offers breathtakingly beautiful nature, great restaurants, world-famous architecture and much more. Check out our tips for the sparkling jewel of the ...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2371
Views: 310792

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

new alaska 737 MAX 9 has been rolled out (N932AK) and it's in a special orca whale livery. Credit: WoodysAeroimag https://www.flickr.com/photos/737max-production/51721839592/in/photostream/ Just like Chester, there will forever be a debate over which Orcas these are. Are they Southern Residents? Or...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: report - YTZ to have pre-clearance by 2023
Replies: 25
Views: 3728

Re: report - YTZ to have pre-clearance by 2023

chunhimlai wrote:
I think YTZ is too small to build preclearance facilities


Did you read the article? The plans are ready to go, it's just a matter of final approval from Ottawa.

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprise aircraft change?
Replies: 14
Views: 1545

Re: Surprise aircraft change?

Back in 2007, I had three flights in a row upgauge on the same trip. Flying SEA-LAX-CDG-HEL (whoo!), my first flight with AS was upgraded from a 738 to a 739. My leg with AF on LAX-CDG was subbed from a 772 to a 77W and finally, the CDG-HEL stretch saw an A321 rather than the scheduled A320. Ended u...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More woes for the 737Max?
Replies: 40
Views: 9429

Re: More woes for the 737Max?

The organisation that gave us MCAS gave us the whole plane so it doesn’t really make sense to think everything else about the Max is going to be perfect and not a buggy and compromised lash-up like MCAS was/is. Also remember a lot of these planes have sat in the parking lot in wet and humid Washing...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway
Replies: 19
Views: 6739

Re: AA1182 arrives at MIA from GUA with stowaway

They sell those portable, disposable supplement oxygen bottles on Amazon and at most sporting goods stores. I am not sure how much you can get out of them, but perhaps if he was diligent in rationing them and lucky a handful of bottles might get him through the flight. Take a few breaths of it when...

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by gunsontheroof
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 48342

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

SEA-PSC has been back to all Q400s for awhile now. Will be interesting to see what gets cut first if/when the pilot shortage gets bad at QX. Supposedly EAT was reduced this winter due to the shortage[/quote My bad! I somehow read that as DL. DL does fly the E175 / 170 between Pasco & Seattle. Y...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 48342

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

I wish Alaska would fly the Embraer 175 into Wenatchee, Yakima and Pasco even if tickets are $10 more each way. Jet service is better than propellers and people are more likely to fly if Alaska provided jet service. Very serious!!! SEA-PSC is E175 service and has been as long as it's been around. I...

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by gunsontheroof
Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 48342

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

I wish Alaska would fly the Embraer 175 into Wenatchee, Yakima and Pasco even if tickets are $10 more each way. Jet service is better than propellers and people are more likely to fly if Alaska provided jet service. Very serious!!! SEA-PSC is E175 service and has been as long as it's been around. I...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Nov 16, 2021 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit
Replies: 126
Views: 15584

Re: Turkish Airlines to start Seattle and Detroit

What demand is Turkish trying to capture out of Seattle, that Emirates and Qatar can't fill? It's not a Star Alliance hub, doesn't have a huge Turkish or Iranian population (Vancouver's is much larger), and also does not have IST-BLR rights (they never will, so long Erdogan maintains Turkey's curre...

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by gunsontheroof
Sat Nov 13, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N874AA seized and scrapped
Replies: 39
Views: 15239

Re: N874AA

I'll be interested to hear more about what happened here. That aircraft has been out there for several years now. I had the opportunity to visit a few years back when the caretakers held an open house. Pretty much had a full run of the aircraft and the volunteers were very helpful answering question...

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by gunsontheroof
Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle Pride 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Seattle Pride 2022

The parade route mostly concentrates in Capitol Hill. Most hotels in Seattle are concentrated downtown, which isn’t too terribly far from Capitol Hill (note, it can be a steep walk UP the hill from downtown). Unfortunately, downtown is a bit of a mixed bag right now and there’s no avoiding homeless...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 74
Views: 6324

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

I'm only going to list aircraft that are almost certainly impossible to catch a ride on now...I might get that 747 flight logged yet!

B707
B727
Concorde
L1011
Tu-154

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Nov 11, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2371
Views: 310792

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

The only one I think would be tough to keep would be PNS. But I think all of the other ones might be good candidates. Keep in mind that AS flies SEA-CHS, but we know why that is. SEA-ICT is going mainline summer 2022 (but I think that is seasonal). Then would have thought SEA-OKC would be mainline....

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Nov 10, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2371
Views: 310792

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

Since AS is adding MIA What city will be next? here in eastern VA we need more air service to PHF and we hope one day we could get AS to add NS service to SEA I bet since no airline has NS service to the west coast AS will fill that void. The top 10 remaining U.S. markets not served by AS by Q2 202...

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by gunsontheroof
Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 386
Views: 48342

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2021

Good luck to WN at BLI. Lets see how they do. I believe Southwest Airlines will be very successful. I really see them adding lots of Sun and outdoor destinations and I think HNL will sneak in there I don't doubt that WN will be successful at BLI, but I think we need to wait and see how they do with...

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by gunsontheroof
Thu Nov 04, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021
Replies: 2371
Views: 310792

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread - 2021

This is pretty cool on AS’s blog: https://blog.alaskaair.com/alaska-airlines/100-destinations-seattle/ Interesting choice going with “Flick the Bean” for ORD lol It actually said that?! Any screenshots? Also, #100 YYJ is listed as "Vancouver" instead of Victoria. Who the hell is running t...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: 737 Freighter ditches in water off HNL
Replies: 391
Views: 95846

Re: 737 Cargo in water at HNL

CNBC says crew members have been rescued, waiting to hear more but that is great news. https://twitter.com/cnbcnow/status/1410961018679869441?s=21 Of course CNBC was trying to imply it was possibly a MAX and connecting it to Boeing share price…. The sentence "the aircraft was not a 737 MAX&quo...

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by gunsontheroof
Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who would de-ice Air Force One?
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

Re: Who would de-ice Air Force One?

Not sure, but given that Air Force One needs to be able to get airborne at the drop of a hat wherever it happens to be, there are measures or systems in place to prevent icing in the first place. Considering that it's based at Andrews AFB (where it's very cold for months of the year), this wouldn't ...

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