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by gmcc
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA and FedEx A300
Replies: 40
Views: 5487

Re: Sna and FedEx a300

If UPS and FedEx needed more capacity at SNA why don't they use the extra freight slots that they have at SNA but always return to the airport.

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by gmcc
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released
Replies: 52
Views: 6157

Re: 2020 SNA Slot Allocation released

AS currently has up to 26 daily flights scheduled out of SNA. How is this possible if they only had 21 slots this year? Is it all mainline or is it shared with OO and QX? I believe some of that would fall under the "Regional carrier slots" which are seperate. Regional slots are for aircra...

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by gmcc
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 19503

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

I wonder if United will pull out of the SFO-ANC market now that Alaska will be entering it? :/ It’s actually a resumption. AS has flown SFO-ANC in the past. And lets hope they bring back with it the frozen Snickers Bars. We used to duke it out with the mechanics to get them before catering got on t...

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by gmcc
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 8043

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Management has said that they like the E175's because they are able to move in to new markets that they may not have otherwise. Once they've had a chance to mature and grow they will move them to mainline if they're able. Some perfect examples are SEA-OMA/MKE/SBA SAN-AUS/MSP/SJC/SMF. There are a nu...

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by gmcc
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone know what going on with ParkOne next to T1. A lot of construction for something that's being torn up soon. Flyguy? According to the from the control tower blog, see link below it is a new rideshare pick up location https://fromthecontroltower.blogspot.com/2019/07/july-construction-update.htm...

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by gmcc
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 8043

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Not touched on in the 2Q call but I am curious how much will the pending tear down of terminal A and the temporary relocation of QX flights to the end of C affect ASs ability to add flights.

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by gmcc
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Also might help move Air Canada out of T6 so it can be rebuilt by LAWA and AS. Have we seen any official / suggestive evidence of a T6 rebuild in the works? Other than T5, it is clearly in need of the most work. With AA set to rebuild T5 I could see LAWA handing the AS the keys to all of T6 in retu...

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by gmcc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting item for consideration at the next LAWA board meeting for July 18. They are proposing making 4 gates at the MSC multi apron ramp system (MARS) gates for either one group V or two group III aircraft at a time. Document says LAWA anticipates 3 international carriers will have most of thei...

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by gmcc
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Interesting item for consideration at the next LAWA board meeting for July 18. They are proposing making 4 gates at the MSC multi apron ramp system (MARS) gates for either one group V or two group III aircraft at a time. Document says LAWA anticipates 3 international carriers will have most of their...

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by gmcc
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

No way the theme building gets knocked down. Its been designated by the city as a historic building. I know, just saying if they got rid of it, demolished the old control tower and administrative offices you could make the entrance to the CTA flow better. How would getting rid of this building impr...

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by gmcc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Aceskywalker wrote:
No way the theme building gets knocked down. Its been designated by the city as a historic building.


I know, just saying if they got rid of it, demolished the old control tower and administrative offices you could make the entrance to the CTA flow better.

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by gmcc
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Once the People Mover is operational, LAX is interested in bringing a hotel on property, and is exploring whether the Theme Building could be part of the project: https://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-travel-lax-theme-building-hotel-idea-future-20190612-story.html https://www.latimes.com/travel/la-t...

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by gmcc
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 5478

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

[list=][/list] Another Honoring Those Who Serve livery. Good on AS. How many do they need? Do they make five, one for each branch of the armed services? I would guess this would be the last one as they now have an aircraft for almost ever size airport they serve except for a handful that only see th...

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by gmcc
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New special livery for Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Re: New special livery for Alaska

Like this better than the full on painted liveries, it doesn't distract from the overall branding. From an airline standpoint it is probably easier to maintain with part swaps, no frankinplanes with mismatched engine cowlings etc.

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by gmcc
Fri May 24, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175827

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

So the VX livery is completely gone? Dang, that went by fast. Interesting to see quite a few B739s still have old colors. So that adds around $7 million, number is from 2106, back into the operation by not having to pay Sir Richard for the licensing fee for the VX name. Although they might have to ...

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by gmcc
Tue May 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2405

Re: Orange County, CA Aviation Thread (SNA) - 2019

There are some more nonstop routes that could be added out of SNA by AA, DL, WN, and NK if slot restrictions and limits on the total number of passengers per year are loosened at SNA, including the following: AA - SNA-CLT, SNA-MIA, SNA-JFK, SNA-PHL DL - SNA-BOS, SNA-CVG, SNA-JFK WN - SNA-AUS, SNA-B...

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by gmcc
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery
Replies: 20
Views: 4272

Re: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery

Does this mean the -900ER will get repainted into the normal livery? No, it’s staying. The idea was to have two aircraft painted this way for better availability for Honor Flights. Makes sense. It also opens up SNA to be a starting point for the honor flights with an appropriate plane as you can't ...

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by gmcc
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5282

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

It’ll be interesting to see what happens go the ground loading gates now that the Q400s have stopped flying to LAX, granted they can still be used for E175s with a boarding ramp. I would guess the ground gates will disappear in any rebuild, along with most of the original satelite. The satelite cau...

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by gmcc
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5282

Re: AS Q1 2019 Results

LAWA seem to think that AS will do well enough at LAX to be approving an amended lease. https://lawa.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=4&event_id=1317&meta_id=37500 Most of it is clean up of the VX lease etc but there are a couple of points I think are interesting 1) Looks like there is so...

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by gmcc
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9477

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

AS also has an order for 30 A320NEO that are scheduled to start delivery in 2020. While these were originally ordered by VX and AS is expected to cancel them, if the MAX problems continue more A320s could be in AS future. When does this decision have to be made? We're already through Q1 2019, I wou...

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by gmcc
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9477

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

AS also has an order for 30 A320NEO that are scheduled to start delivery in 2020. While these were originally ordered by VX and AS is expected to cancel them, if the MAX problems continue more A320s could be in AS future.

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by gmcc
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

Economy parking lot E is now open and showing up on the parking map at flylax.com. it is next to the proud bird.

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by gmcc
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34703

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

The Terminal 0 configuration looks reasonable for the space, though the interior corners look a bit tight for a/c parking. The Terminal 9 shape and parking configurations look....awkward, especially that weird jetway-tree in the middle. And is that building big enough for all of the TSA, CPB, and a...

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by gmcc
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9
Replies: 202
Views: 34703

Re: LAX moves forward with plans for Terminal 0 and 9

Once these facilities come online, I could see things working out something like this: T1 (including new Concourse 0): WN (international arrivals still at TBIT?), B6, NK, F9, G4, SY T2+T3+North TBIT: DL + international partners T4+T5+South TBIT: AA + international partners T6: AS, HA T7+T8+T9: UA +...

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by gmcc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger Q400 overhead bins available for retrofit
Replies: 25
Views: 4314

Re: Bigger Q400 overhead bins availabler retrofit

Paging QX. Please pick up the marron phone for a better passenger experience. It exists in the form of the E175 True for the routes where the E175 works. I don't mind the Q. However, QX still has plenty of Q's around and appears to be keeping at least 23 of them through 2020 according to the latest...

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by gmcc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger Q400 overhead bins available for retrofit
Replies: 25
Views: 4314

Re: Bigger Q400 overhead bins available for retrofit

Paging QX. Please pick up the marron phone for a better passenger experience.

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by gmcc
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 13190

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

So i saw the agenda for the LAWA BoAC meeting on 21 March.. Are the negotiations with United, Southwest, and Alaska all normal lease renewals?or are they T0, T9 related? What is Alaska looking for? There was mention in an AS investor update of negotiations with LAWA for $200 million expansion at LA...

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by gmcc
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5491

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

I think Bi costal airlines would be a better and more accurate name to describe what the combine airline would be. If you want to travel to, from or up and down either coast they would have you covered other than that, not so much.

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by gmcc
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 8076

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

Also of note is the horizon titles appear to be in the pre AS font. Also it says Alaska celebrates horizon not just the standard Alaska horizon wording. Overall it looks like some though went into the livery. Only thing that might have been better is putting the livery on N434MK.

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by gmcc
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 8076

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

While I wait to see a report on exactly what the 'new' Q looks like, I wondered if this particular aircraft previously sported a special livery or was it the standard Q livery? Also, do we know if most of the school liveries are remaining or will some of those be lost if the aircraft happens to be ...

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by gmcc
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 8076

Re: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N421QX

That happens to be QX's first flight. Little too much of a coincidence.
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At first I didn't put a lot of stock in this rumor, but after running the tail through flightaware I might believe it. N421QX is scheduled to fly Seattle Yakima on Tuesday as QX2001.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N421QX

That happens to be QX's first flight. Little too much of a coincidence.

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by gmcc
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175827

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Anyone have info on Q400 interior rehabs? Some of those have been shabby for years. Latest 10-K had the projected end of 2020 Q fleet down to 23 planes. Given that, I would guess not much will happen to the shabby ones unless they have to replace something that breaks before the frame gets retired.

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by gmcc
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?
Replies: 43
Views: 8961

Re: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?

The A319s and A320s are leased, with lease terms that Alaska has characterized as unfavorable. The A320s are going back to the lessor on schedule, barring a drastic renegotiation in the leases. It's looking increasingly like the A319s will do the same; there were some rumors they were going to be d...

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by gmcc
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 24818

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

Between Spokane and Los Angeles on Delta. I have never seen mainline used. Why hasn't the market grown? I think the direct flight is a way for DL to get a plane out of LAX that would otherwise be RONing at LAX. There is probably not enough direct demand for more than the one daily flight. DL can se...

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by gmcc
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17704

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

The biggest problem with the project started when the federal government said we will give you 3.5 billion to help with the cost but you have to start it from Bakersfield to merced. That pretty much killed it. Before the federal government got involved one of the first operating segments was going t...

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by gmcc
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175827

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N628VA

Of course this is subject to change as the ferry flight out of VCV is not scheduled yet
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Looks like N628VA the first new interior airbus is scheduled for SFO to LAS on Friday Jan 11. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N628VA

Of course this is subject to change as the ferry flight out of VCV is not scheduled yet

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by gmcc
Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 103
Views: 26074

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

Really? You have never flown on a Q400? I have flown on the Q400 on short flights between SEA and PDX. And I have flown on the Q400 on longer routes like SEA-OAK, SEA-STS and SEA-RNO. In fact, I flew a Q400 on a 1-stop from SNA, through RNO to SEA. I don't know about all of the whining and drama. T...

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by gmcc
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 103
Views: 26074

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

Pride is irrelevant and the Q's aren't a bad plane. On shorter flights, it doesn't matter whether or not it has FC or the extra legroom rows. Unfortunately, AS management isn't handling the changes in service and shifts in flights as well as airlines like DL so scrambling to bring back the Qs is th...

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by gmcc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 14331

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

That makes sense. There is some room behind the 29 30 gate for access. I hope it is a little wider than the 29 30 access as that is tight for the two gates.

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by gmcc
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 14331

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

Well almost half of A is now a combination of WN and AS. Those gates can't come fast enough, no matter who gets them. And that is now 6 new gates, in addition to the 2 new ones opened earlier, correct? I thought the new Terminal B extension was gates 31-34. The 2 new ones they recently added were 2...

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by gmcc
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 14331

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

The LAX problem probable is not made any better by it being a split ground operation. Last time I went through it looked like menzies gets the VX stuff and QX gets the AS stuff. I suspect that will all get unified at some point under McGee air services. Also AS can't really expand their lounge until...

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by gmcc
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11427

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

It is great that terminal 1 is done up to minimum standards but until LAWA gets LAMP done to at least relieve some of the traffic, LAX will remain substandard at best

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by gmcc
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175827

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Good to know. Looks like I was wrong about the flight anyway as it is now not scheduled tomorrow. Probably a victim of uncleared browser cookies :banghead: :white:

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by gmcc
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175827

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Don't think N422QX is a retirement if Qx keeps everything from 421 up it will put them at 29 Qs, would have been 30 before the 449 incident. The next big repaint will probably be the retirement/repaint of the college color schemes. I also think the next big VX repaint will be when 628 gets repaint a...

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by gmcc
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175827

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N633VA


That is a bit different. All or almost all of the previous repainted plane have routed through SFO.
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jgcotter wrote:
Alaska A320 N633VA ferried from VCV to LAX today in fresh Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N633VA


That is a bit different. All or almost all of the previous repainted plane have routed through SFO.

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by gmcc
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?

2 737-700's, N611AS and N619AS, have been outfitted with the new interiors. They mostly have been up in Alaska since the refurbishment. N628VA is currently at GSO for the refresh. I would expect it to break cover sometime around the investor day in New York on 11/27. The frame will probably make a ...

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by gmcc
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1940

Re: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?

2 737-700's, N611AS and N619AS, have been outfitted with the new interiors. They mostly have been up in Alaska since the refurbishment. N628VA is currently at GSO for the refresh. I would expect it to break cover sometime around the investor day in New York on 11/27. The frame will probably make a s...

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by gmcc
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17098

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

Not without reworking the undercarriage again; it's right at the limit of tailstrike risk, 6 degrees of pitch. Which is incidentally the same as the ATR72. An interesting thought experiment would be a longitudinal splice to widen the fuselage but that has only been done a few times in aviation hist...

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by gmcc
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17098

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

On a interesting and related note QX has a job posting pop up this week for a service engineer to work on specifically on the Q400 in regards to reliability and to interface with the manufacturer. The two events might not be related but I bet they had some notice this was going to happen and wanted ...

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by gmcc
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released
Replies: 59
Views: 8196

Re: 2019 SNA Slot Allocation Released

At the risk of sounding stupid: is this also the reason why Horizon and Compass have separately allocated slots but SkyWest doesn't (e.g. OO operates flights for DL, UA and AA)? I think that is correct. OO does not get any mainline slots but operates "mainline" flights on 76 seat E175s as...

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