Combi aircraft provided range for passenger thin routes. With smaller aircraft stretching longer legs, this is no longer needed.Jump to post
Yes, in 2021 or so.Jump to post
How long does it generally take for SeatGuru to get ahold of new maps?Jump to post
U. S. air travel became much less comfortable for people of Middle Eastern or Indian decent.Jump to post
Interesting approach. Cut newly acquired SFO hub, double down on SEA. Less risk short term. Lot more risky long term as DL bears down and AS squanders the VX footprint. Time will tell if the moves they are making now are the right ones. Man... It took 24 posts for us to get here. I lost the merger-...Jump to post
KTUU is reporting that Wexfort Capitol LP is a potential bidder. IIRC, they were group they bought MarkAir out of bankruptcy in the '90s.
I know all of us here on A.net know AS is much more than an Alaskan or West Coast network, but the name 'Alaska' doesn't do them any favors. I think AS should totally rebrand itself. Yes, people can do research...and WN seems to do all right despite not being limited to 'just' the Southwest...but i...Jump to post
Well... there was a 2 week strike that shut the airline down in '98, there almost was a strike in 2001, there WAS one in 2005, and then in 2005 the company filed for bankruptcy protecting citing, among other things, labor costs.Jump to post
I've read a few times that AS is able to have slack in the system. Does this slack account for the renovation of the Airbus fleet?
2 ancillary questions, how rapidly does SeatGuru tend to update aircraft maps, and who owns the seats that.AS is about to put into leased aircraft?
Kidding aside, ANC-MSP world be fantastic. Well, for me at least. I doubt it world make sense as both Delta and Sun County already fly it.
Of course, Delta uses the 757 which, as we all know, has magical powers to make things work that no other aircraft can possibly match, so there is that...
Dillingham, Cold Bay, Sand Point, Saint George, Saint Paul and Dutch? There's a group rate for all of them right now, with additional flights into King Salmon as a bonus...
...edit to add, is there anything in the.QX contracts that world prevent.ALK from owning and operating another regional?
I'm not arguing for QX to take over for PennAir, but I am curious about the Q not being able to work out of Dutch. Alaska used to run a 737-200 to Dutch. It was not efficient (which is why they ultimately ceded the run to PennAir), but what were the runway restrictions on the 737-200? Apropos, if th...Jump to post
Replace the SAABs with Q400 combi! Then our luggage won't be bumped by some damned fish box! All kidding aside, PennAir was one of the airlines I was most comfortable flying in. If it goes away, something else will replace it, and the first thing the new airline will do will be to talk to AS about f...Jump to post
I'd like to second the earlier request to change the thread title. "Alaska employee" world be arguable since Horizon flies in Alaska livery, but AS is a very specific organization, and this is a group that prides itself on getting the details correct, especially in events when the media of...Jump to post
As I understand it, the development of the SP involved working out the aerodynamics of having the second passenger deck end over the wings. This led to a relatively inexpensive stretch of the passenger deck for the -300 and beyond. As such, it was not so much an orphan made obsolete by the -200B or ...Jump to post
Grumman Goose. Takeoff was a blast. She world lumber through the water until she finally got up to speed. You could feel the resistance fall away taken she finally got airborne, almost as if the aircraft itself was breathing a sigh of relief. Landing was quite the opposite. No strain, no stress, jus...Jump to post
Austin787 wrote:Boeing ramps up production of the 737-Ultimate, the successor for the 737-MAX.
How long before we see a Q500 from Bombardier? True 90-100pax prop with decent pitch? Seriously. It's already a pretty long tube, making it longer world not be a simple stretch, and the company kind of took a dive on their last major aircraft project. They may well retract a bit and concentrate on ...Jump to post
IIRC, the AS retro jet has been repainted in house colors. It world be kind of neat to see the retro livery in the front with the blue and green swoops leading to Chester on the tail.Jump to post
If this many C series sales were actually on the table, BBD would not have had to deal.Jump to post
I have a few questions regarding this and Boeing. 1) Is this not preferable to the technology transfer that would happen if BBD found a Chinese suitor? Boeing understands and can deal with a duopoly just fine. 2) Airbus has played it's hand. Does this not free up Boeing for it's next decision? I mea...Jump to post
So, now we know Airbus' next move (and where they are putting their resources), will this give Boeing more clarity as to new aircraft vs. waiting for better engines?Jump to post
Where are these aircraft going? Is AS able to sell them?Jump to post
Is there a reasonable way of guessing at what point India or China will develop to the point where no US airline had a chance at that title?Jump to post
Y'all can't compare an SST and a conventional airliner. They are SOOO different. And btw yes, the Concorde got lucky. But modern planes get lucky all the time. Have you already forgotten that Air Canada that was 50 feet from the worst plane crash in history? Or that TK A320 or BR 77W that nearly cr...Jump to post
Last year i jumpseated on a Wideroe Dash 8-100, and when I asked about fleet replacement they said the company would love to see Viking Air or Bombardier build new Q200s with a digital cockpit. This is not an impossible solution. Bombardier tried to make the case that the Combi could replace the sm...Jump to post
If airlines faced a future that included a sustained carbon tax on fuel, would that tend to benefit hub and spoke operations with a lower fuel cost per seat mile, or direct city connections with fewer hops per trip? Assuming the answer is hub and spoke, and this does not happen in time to save the c...Jump to post
The single operating certificate is on track for January 2018, not 2019. Virgin America's certificate will be retired at that time. Will an "Operated by Alaska Airlines" decal need to be added to all of the unpainted Virgin America aircraft between when the single operating certificate is...Jump to post
I would like to pause and remember what a great special paint job for a sports team looks like:
peterj324 wrote:Should've picked a better year for the Giants to unveil this plane. They are by far the most disappointing team in the MLB this year and are in the running for the worst record in the league. Awkward.
I've never liked the 90's Alaska Airlines livery. Always looked to me like some executive's kid was playing with a "Kudo's Bar" like it was an airplane, and the executive thought, "What the hey, may as well." The new design is a vast improvement. I miss the Alaska flag from the '...Jump to post
Reading the linked press release at the start of the thread, it seems obvious that it should be branded as Alaska. All other SF Giants promotions mentioned for next year in that release specifically mention Alaska, they are naming a level of the stadium the "Alaska Airlines Club Level," e...Jump to post
The aircraft will be operated by Virgin America for the time being. The intent may be to leave the branding a little vague, and then slip the aircraft into the shop for a weekend to put Charlie on the tail once the merger actually happens.Jump to post
Would the cargo combi work in bush environments such as the far north of Canada, or in Alaska? In theory, yes. It would play nice with the DHC-8 300's we have up here, it would still have few enough pax as to not require TSA. The question is whether it could be cost effective against the DC-6s that...Jump to post
On a related note, why did Cathay Pacific purchase the 747-8f while getting rid of all of their passenger models? Is the nose door valuable enough that an orphan fleet (of admittedly 14) preferable to the 777f which would share commonality with the passenger fleet?Jump to post
22 posts and generally everyone agrees? What happened to Airliners? To be contrarian, there has been a suggestion that the UPS deal was a sweetheart deal to keep the line open into the 20's in the hopes of ending the run with a last burst of sales for freighters replacing aging -400's. Is there a sc...Jump to post
When aircraft undergo incremental improvements over a production run, how are they identified? Is there a designation for the Dreamliners made after they fixed the weight issues, or is that something that is just known by someone doing what amounts to a title report on the aircraft itself?Jump to post
Sorry to read they are laying off workers. Going to the Viking websites, its kind of confusing. So Viking makes and sells the Twin Otter, but only support the rest of the DHC line such as the Dash 7? https://www.vikingair.com/viking-aircraft/dhc-7-dash-7 If Viking could re start the original DASH 8...Jump to post
jetlanta wrote:It doesn't mater how well-run these carriers are, the planes won't fly themselves.