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by usxguy
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GLO Airlines (MSY) 2-letter IATA code?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: GLO Airlines (MSY) 2-letter IATA code?

KT was the code that Trey wanted and used jt only in Radixx.

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by usxguy
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GLO Airlines (MSY) 2-letter IATA code?
Replies: 5
Views: 903

Re: GLO Airlines (MSY) 2-letter IATA code?

they never had a GDS or IATA code. Contour had just picked up LF.

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80330

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

based on the posts about cell service & proof - i'm wondering if my post with a map showing the cell tower with 4G LTE service was deleted? But there's decent 4G LTE coverage in Pokhara.

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by usxguy
Thu Jan 19, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80330

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

do we know if it was windy or not? I bring this up as a frequent flyer to Skagway, Alaska, which has a VERY challenging approach when you do a solid 180* in a very tight canyon known for its winds- I know the pilots always keep airspeed high because of the gusts... example: stall speed on a Caravan ...

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by usxguy
Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023
Replies: 228
Views: 35304

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023

Alaska Air & American have a tentative date to move over towards the end of March, 2023. At least that's what we were told by a big whig a few months ago.

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 16, 2023 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80330

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

I was skeptical until someone explained it was a facebook live stream. But I still have some doubts, this specific airline has wifi on board? And it continues to work for some time even after the crash? The alternative is a connection to a mobile terrestrial network given the low altitude. Is the c...

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 16, 2023 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal
Replies: 319
Views: 80330

Re: Yeti Airlines AT75 crash in Nepal

Avherald reporting the cabin video is fake? Per the top comment in the comments section, referring to point 1, There are currently two fake videos making the rounds: 1) The "onboard" passenger video claimed to have been streamed live. This was another flight until the point the video sudd...

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by usxguy
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023
Replies: 228
Views: 35304

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023

I think Alaska would have to get all the planes certified for all the approaches - do they have the HUD displays the 737s have? No HUDs in any of the Airbus fleet. Then I'm 99% certain that is why... you absolutely need RNP & HUDs for Juneau, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, and sometimes Sitka...

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023
Replies: 228
Views: 35304

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023

I think Alaska would have to get all the planes certified for all the approaches - do they have the HUD displays the 737s have?

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 15, 2023 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 59
Views: 8242

Re: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) News and Discussion - 2023

They can get 2 more Saabs from Jetstream Intl that are in good shape fairly fast. So think this is just a way to guarantee that.

I wonder if all passengers on Southern now get Alaska Airlines miles? or if its just flight-specific for the Mokulele brand in Hawai'i?

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by usxguy
Thu Jan 12, 2023 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023
Replies: 228
Views: 35304

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023

Are the A321s leaving sooner than that? I’m seeing a lot of conflicting information. Sounds like it could be earlier. If it is we will probably hear about it on the earnings call on Jan. 26 or possibly an investor update before then since that would be a material change that would among other thing...

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by usxguy
Wed Jan 11, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023
Replies: 228
Views: 35304

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023

Alaska *still* has Airbus A321s, so its not like there are Airbii pilots left at Alaska...

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by usxguy
Fri Jan 06, 2023 6:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Delta to Offer Free Wifi from Feb. 1
Replies: 36
Views: 4095

Re: Delta Airlines Introduces Free On Board Wifi

i thought Tmobile already had a deal in place with free access to GoGo on all flights. And Alaska's deal is anyone gets free messaging, not just Tmo.

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by usxguy
Thu Jan 05, 2023 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 258
Views: 45429

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion - 2023

I'm not sure Southwest is going to be sending out millions upon millions of dollars in checks to passengers. My gut feeling is they will be in flight credits for anything OVER the value of the refunded ticket, which will go to the form of payment. The wording Southwest used was very much so open to ...

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by usxguy
Thu Jan 05, 2023 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways Status?
Replies: 15
Views: 4275

Re: Elite Airways Status?

sounds like VIA part 2

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by usxguy
Sun Jan 01, 2023 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023
Replies: 228
Views: 35304

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet, Network and News Discussion - 2023

psh! Its only 3PM in Alaska, don't force 2023 on us yet, we're still thinking (and wishing) it was 2019!!

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by usxguy
Fri Dec 30, 2022 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread
Replies: 981
Views: 143831

Re: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread

Not every airport wants to be Part 139 certified... its not cheap.

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by usxguy
Thu Dec 29, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551481

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

and almost every airport in the US has automated sortation, and the bar codes leave a paper trail (well, electronic). What I'm not sure of is how WN handles baggage transfers at its airports - ie - bag runners dump bags at every gate, send them to a sortation area/where the bar code is scanned, etc....

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by usxguy
Thu Dec 29, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing Travel Chaos: canceled flights, stranded and disgruntled travelers
Replies: 67
Views: 13259

Re: Sunwing Travel Chaos: canceled flights, stranded and disgruntled travelers

airportugal310 wrote:
Would Sunwing be the equivalent of Sun Country in the US?


Sun Country was *never* this bad...

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 28, 2022 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83661

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

seat1a wrote:
usxguy wrote:
Eastern could make a killing right now flying just between Ft Lauderdale, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Las Vegas...


From FLL to DFW/IAH/PHX/LAS?


Just connect some dots. Throw in BWI and DEN in there.

Absolutely NO seats almost anywhere for a few days on any airline right now..

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 28, 2022 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

You guys must have gotten a better CS rep than my BIL did - she flatly REFUSED several times to book him on a flight from ABQ-LAX-SEA. He finally said screw it and went United thru DEN. He is a Gold. A nastygram was sent to AS over this issue. That was my initial problem when AS precancelled all th...

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 28, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551481

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I just joked about this in the Eastern Airlines thread, but is there anything stopping Southwest from operating some wetleases from folks like Eastern, Atlas (thinking 747s) just to get people MOVING?

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 28, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83661

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Eastern could make a killing right now flying just between Ft Lauderdale, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and Las Vegas...

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 28, 2022 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1776
Views: 312909

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Southwest's cancellations are causing major issues throughout the entire US market - what little seats we had left are now all gone. I pray/hope that no one else has any more hiccups or its going to be a very very very challenging next few days.

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by usxguy
Tue Dec 27, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 3033
Views: 551481

Re: Southwest Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

I don't really care what's been documented anecdotally here over the years. I spent a year and a half inside Southwest when we were selling them Altea. They're not as backwards as you think. It's just easier to blame IT out of laziness than accept the fact that someone made dumb operational decisio...

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by usxguy
Tue Dec 27, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

AS refuses to rebook on AA if due to weather. That would be weird considering they rebooked me on DL the other day. And with AA and AS both being Oneworld now I don’t see why they wouldn’t If you are a 75K or higher, they'll rebook you if there really isn't any other options. I've had a few clients...

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by usxguy
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

joeblow10 wrote:

Something changed during/after COVID. If it was just AS this week it would be one thing, but it’s WN/DL/NK/etc too


Bingo!

The folks with institutional knowledge, operational experience with this, were all put into early retirement, temp layoff, or got reshuffled.

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by usxguy
Sun Dec 25, 2022 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

I bet all these Alaska Air cancellations are helping with the crews, since pilots time out after 1,000 hours a year. I heard a rumor that Alaska was going to have to cancel 1/2 of the 31st due to no pilots with legal hours. Where is your proof? Uh, want me to post private messages & texts from ...

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by usxguy
Sat Dec 24, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

I bet all these Alaska Air cancellations are helping with the crews, since pilots time out after 1,000 hours a year. I heard a rumor that Alaska was going to have to cancel 1/2 of the 31st due to no pilots with legal hours.

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by usxguy
Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

"Authorized" - as in authorized to sell I still don't understand. Please translate into layman's terms. In a normal day, let's say has 120 coach seats. Assuming the airline doesn't overbook flights (even though most do; this is just hypothetical) and has sold 90 of them, they would have 3...

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by usxguy
Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

Is KE41 really still sitting on the taxiway after landing?

Also Delta is getting flights out, so POS hasn't closed the airport.

I believe Alaska is aiming for 2pm to start trying to get arrivals in.

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by usxguy
Thu Dec 22, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR Weather Meltdown: International Flights Halted
Replies: 118
Views: 17219

Re: YVR Weather Meltdown: International Flights Halted

US airlines and airports miraculously figured out how to avoid the ultra hour waits from unloaded planes. Many on here appear to believe that the hefty outrageous fines the US law now assesses has little to do with that miracle. Because almost all gates in Canada are common-use, with some preferent...

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by usxguy
Thu Dec 22, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

And a check of Friday's flights shows AS has NOT pulled down the AU's on any flights, like they did on Tuesday.

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by usxguy
Thu Dec 22, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1367
Views: 184011

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

Are we allowed to talk about Flair's YVR performance?? *lol*

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by usxguy
Thu Dec 22, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR Weather Meltdown: International Flights Halted
Replies: 118
Views: 17219

Re: YVR Weather Meltdown: International Flights Halted

US airlines and airports miraculously figured out how to avoid the ultra hour waits from unloaded planes. Many on here appear to believe that the hefty outrageous fines the US law now assesses has little to do with that miracle. Because almost all gates in Canada are common-use, with some preferent...

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 21, 2022 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YVR Weather Meltdown: International Flights Halted
Replies: 118
Views: 17219

Re: YVR Weather Meltdown: International Flights Halted

the lack of mentioning US airlines has me wonder if transborder is still allowed... Sabre shows a handful of limted availability in the higher buckets - and Alaska is either 100% full or they've zero'd out their flights.

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 21, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

Right, but you also don't tie your staff's hands to be able to rebook people. Alaska doesn't even have a mechanism for revenue standby unless you are G100 or G75K. Its one thing to take a plane that has 180 seats, booked to 120, and maybe take out 20 seats from authorized sale so you have wiggle ro...

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by usxguy
Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

And, interestingly enough, all the AU's have been set back to aircraft capacity.

Its almost like someone at Alaska Air realized, oh wait, that's a BAD IDEA to cancel flights and have no where to send our customers except to our competitors!

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by usxguy
Tue Dec 20, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

the other night we had to get deiced, went from the N gates to the north pads, THEN taxid all the way south for our departure.

I thought Sea had deicing on the south end??

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by usxguy
Tue Dec 20, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

Right, but you also don't tie your staff's hands to be able to rebook people. Alaska doesn't even have a mechanism for revenue standby unless you are G100 or G75K. Its one thing to take a plane that has 180 seats, booked to 120, and maybe take out 20 seats from authorized sale so you have wiggle ro...

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by usxguy
Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

AS is already starting to cancel Tuesday morning 12/20 flights, (AM departures to PHX, SAN, SJC, LAS, SMF, DEN and LAX already cancelled). It is going to be another rough holiday week for people who booked tickets on AS :-/. And some super smart executive, thats NEVER worked a day in the frontline,...

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by usxguy
Mon Dec 19, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

AS is already starting to cancel Tuesday morning 12/20 flights, (AM departures to PHX, SAN, SJC, LAS, SMF, DEN and LAX already cancelled). It is going to be another rough holiday week for people who booked tickets on AS :-/. And some super smart executive, thats NEVER worked a day in the frontline,...

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by usxguy
Sun Dec 18, 2022 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today
Replies: 209
Views: 35055

Re: KSEA weather - looks like AS is just giving up today

Correct, yesterday Alaska preemptively cancelled a bunch of todays(Sunday) KSEA flights in the 10am-12pm departure time block. The weather this morning (and during that time) is fine, well above freezing and no precip at the airport. TAF does not call out anything that should cause an airline to pr...

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by usxguy
Sun Dec 11, 2022 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83661

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

73790 wrote:
Bigant0408 wrote:
Flygirrrl wrote:
lot of changes at EAL today, surprised you aren't all in the loop already


What changes have occurred?


Fired a massive amount of folks in one day…. unable to confirm a number, but I’m hearing more then 10+


so half the company was fired?

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by usxguy
Fri Dec 09, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread
Replies: 981
Views: 143831

Re: United States Essential Air Service (EAS) Thread

It could also be that Boutique hasn't had piss-poor operations at those airports.

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1776
Views: 312909

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Which would logically lead to the desire by some of us to see COS-SAN -- also a large SoCal city if I'm not mistaken. AS's EMJ would be a perfect fit to serve the market, probably year-round and daily. Let's not forget that the planned E75 fleet is smaller than the old Q400+E75 fleet. Some of those...

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by usxguy
Wed Dec 07, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines announces new inflight product.
Replies: 55
Views: 8659

Re: Porter Airlines announces new inflight product.

isnt this how PD started?!?

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by usxguy
Wed Nov 30, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 358
Views: 83661

Re: Eastern Airlines News and Discussion Thread - 2022

PHLspecial wrote:
Well I guess Eastern needs to use the 777 at some point. No idea what their intentions are.


sadly they need to figure out what they are doing with the current fleet, one would think!

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by usxguy
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022
Replies: 1776
Views: 312909

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Network and News Discussion - 2022

Too bad. They used to sell tickets to the public. Of course if they implement a partnership with AS ANC would make more sense. Who did the flights and what equipment was used? Air North and it was some sort of 737 variant. I don’t know if there would ever be enough cruise passengers but AS could ea...

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by usxguy
Sat Nov 19, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow
Replies: 95
Views: 22774

Re: BA Has Begun Terminal Move at JFK, More Airlines To Follow

Alaska is moving to T8 in March.

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