Remember that with the reduction in mainline aircraft, there has to be a reduction in "large" regional jets, which is one of the reasons why the Mesa fleet is shrinking. We also need to take into account the age of the YV CRJ 900 fleet. They were the first "big rj" operator - he...Jump to post
COPA has also ran a very lean operation from the get-go. Always stockpiling cash & assets, no spending on frivilous thigns. Not much shiny things at their corporate offices or airports, either. Lots of reinvestment in their people, which makes them work harder and be more loyal.Jump to post
I doubt ZW will go back to AA. AA is trying to streamline the regional operation by using fewer regional carriers, and bringing ZW back would go in the other direction. AA is currently down to 6 partners, and of those 3 are wholly owned, and rumor has had it for months that AA is trying to figure o...Jump to post
Hi all, I found this video on youtube, which gives a good and uptodate summary of the currently know facts and open questions: Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76osJupy_P8 Channel: Captain Mayday Best video concerning PK8303 I found so far on youtube. Its fact-based, highlights open questions...Jump to post
After this I would assume that it’ll look something like HA operating 96% of inter island travel followed by WN around 2% then MK with 2%? I think Mokulele may be operating more flights than Hawaiian right now, for inter-island. Last count was they were at 54. Pre-Covid they hovered around 110. Sum...Jump to post
Better question is, will Elite pay? Can they pay?Jump to post
I was on this flight that was bound for Whitehorse BUT diverted to Anchorage: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/air-canada-whitehorse-diverted-achorage-1.5401211 and US/CA customs have a handshake agreement in instances like this. They have a way to put you in the system like at a land crossing, ...Jump to post
derr should have said.. BECAUSE DL has seasonal service, they have Ops Specs for Juneau. But its super specific in the type of plane & crew. The C series should have all the bells & whistles to land here, but the crew did not. Sitka may have been more suitable. Even Yakutat (which HAS an ILS).Jump to post
JNU is way too difficult, particularly for pilots who may be unfamiliar with the approach and a plane with mechanical difficulties. Hence, they chose YXY. Makes no sense. Unless the weather was bad they have a localizer approach. The cirus club flies it every year Juneau requires special training, ...Jump to post
very few airlines ever serve the route used for their DOT application. Its merely an economic issue. So I doubt we will see Eastern actually FLY that route...Jump to post
Ah, forgot about that flight to .. Kamchatka?Jump to post
devron wrote:Amazing, for an airport that doesn't even have a lounge in the international terminal and only a few stores.
IIRC I read Air NZ and ATR are collaborating on the development of a hybrid electric aircraft. Does anyone have any details of this? This is a good one.anybody? Again, no offense, but the internet is your best friend... 3rd hit on Google search . Bah. Kinda rude. I travel *a lot* and Google in one ...Jump to post
that link is to the United Airlines file...
When did Wings Of Alaska fold? Flew them 10 years ago this summer Juneau-Gustavus and return, on either end of a full-day Glacier Bay cruise. I remember waiting to board our Cessna at Gustavus that evening for the return flight and one of the passengers for another of their single-engined aircraft ...Jump to post
B763: 14 of 16 leased (8 from Castlelake, 2 from GECAS, 4 from AerCap) - all at least 19 years old. I see freighter conversions as most likely, as these are 4-door and 4 overwing exit frames. I could see the German government buying the leased B753s to then sell. Icelandair and Delta could be buyer...Jump to post
uh, thats not the main part of the taxiway but the shoulder... its not built up like the main part to handle much weightJump to post
I think the $12 million loan was to keep the company alive until it can be sold or parted out. I don't believe this amount was related to the CARES act for airlines. Doesn’t make any sense to take a loan to liquidate. Just liquidate under chapter 7. they should have no problem selling the caravans ...Jump to post
I think the $12 million loan was to keep the company alive until it can be sold or parted out. I don't believe this amount was related to the CARES act for airlines.Jump to post
Didn't Alaska submit a bid in the BK court for Penair but was outbid?Jump to post
And for today's episode of As The Prop Spins... "North Slope Borough mayor signs order seizing Ravn’s North Slope assets APRIL 6, 2020 BY JEFF LANDFIELD The Alaska Landmine has obtained an emergency order, signed by North Slope Borough Mayor Harry Brower, that orders the seizure of all RavnAir ...Jump to post
Dutch Harbor is not a "subsidized" EAS market. Alaska always ran it as a "capacity purchase agreement" with PenAir for the past 10 years (or more?).Jump to post
Giving Dutch its own thread...
Penair previously operated Anchorage, AK to Dutch Harbor/Unalaska (DUT/PADU) using its fleet of 34 Saab 340B - bookable only to 26/27 passengers, and then upgraded to the Saab 2000 with barely 40 passengers. After the S20 overrun, Penair stopped flying and Ravn operated the route using its Dash 8-20...Jump to post
Is southeast going to go down tow. Daily milk run? I've heard JNU will get down to basically the milk runs. AS61: SEA-JNU-YAK-CDV-ANC AS66: ANC-CDV-YAK-JNU-SEA AS64: ANC-JNU-PSG-WRG-KTN-SEA AS65: SEA-KTN-WRG-PSG-JNU-ANC The above are all EAS routes. (https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/fil...Jump to post
a weight restricted E175 would make it... she's got the brakes for landing and the wing/engines to get her off the ground. Mid Atlantic/USAirways mastered Key West very quickly with the E170s back in 2006.... DUT is only 300 feet shorter than EYW. Yep, E175 can work there just like it does at HHH. ...Jump to post
Well Danny parked the 135 the moment his dad stepped away from the PenAir ops. State of Alaska *will* need to step in, since they pay for Medicaid/Medicare travel in Alaska... add in DPS/Troopers, etc. I'm still in shock that Ravn didn't at least cut frequencies. The Canadian carriers are keeping al...Jump to post
Just hit the ADN
But it doesn't appear to be a total shut down..
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/aviatio ... ommunities
Anyone else find it ironic that Mokulele Airlines now has more flights than any other inter-island operator? 54 flights a day from 100...
https://www.khon2.com/coronavirus/mokul ... -covid-19/
AAG does significant cargo business, with close ties to Lynden and others. Its cheaper to throw some stuff in the belly of a 737 than it is to buy space on Global/Atlas/FedEx. Case in point: Look at Juneau, Alaska. Alaska is barely putting on 10-20 people a flight (if even), but the Juneau schedules...Jump to post
with MASSIVE AIF (PFC) fees, the airports in Canada shouldn't be charging the airlines a damn thing! An airline that flies to YVR pays almost the same rent (counter, office, ramp, gate rents) as they do in Seattle. yet passenger fees: YVR AIF = $25 SEA PFC = $4.50 Let THAT sink in.... someone is get...Jump to post
I flew Alaska First Class on Friday, we were offered only water or cans of soda. Snack basket was passed around, and deli packs offered from economy.
No more inflight magazine either.
(ericm2031) "I think UA was already planning to drop down to 1 LAX-HNL, 1 SFO-HNL, 1 ORD-HNL, 1 IAH-HNL based on dummy bookings for the 1st week of April. They are relying on HA to get people to the other islands." Please quote your source. Sabre for one. 16APRHNLLAX‡UA« 06APR MON HNL/HST...Jump to post
In case someone wants "proof", since this *is* a.net 130MARHNLLAX‡HA« 30MAR MON HNL/HST LAX/PDT‡3 1HA 2 F6 J6 P6 C6 A6*HNLLAX 7 310P 1125P 332 M 0 DCA /E D0 Y7 W7 X7 Q7 V7 B7 S7 N7 2HA 10 F0 J0 P0 C0 A0*HNLLAX 8 800A 410P 332 M 0 DCA /E D0 Y0 W0 X0 Q0 V0 B0 S0 N0 3HA 4 F0 J0 P0 C0 A0*HNLLA...Jump to post