Easy Solution: A certain individual, who has "Executive Powers", instructs the TSA that in the interest of national security, no animals of any kind, for any reason, shall be permitted thru any checkpoints into any airport. No Legislative/DOT/FAA/Airline involvement at all. Literally one ...Jump to post
Given the mess the rail division is in, perhaps the first mistake is that they are Bombardier.Jump to post
Didn't Boeing build the model for them? Had anyone else ordered it?Jump to post
lightsaber wrote:One way or another the deficit must decrease. Bummer Boeing is caught in the middle.
How much access does Alaska have to American Eagle out of LA? Since it's not connecting between AA and AS hubs, is it still pretty open between the two of them?
World access be stronger if AS were OneWorld Connect, and is that decision a part of the California strategy at AS?
Given the situation with the Max, at the very least, being a wake up call for airlines operating all one fleet, Alaska or any other carrier retreating to be all Max, is absolute insanity. I am not saying it wont happen, but it is insanity, will lose them customers, and come back potentially to be a...Jump to post
WayexTDI wrote:Canuck600 wrote:Those that are making the Comet comments are being sarcastic right? The Comet wasn't a De Haviland of Canada product.
Guess those comments went way above your head...
I have a feeling this won't go well It will have to. The program just went from being a afterthought for BBD to bring the biggest program at Viking. To be clear, when I wrote this I had an incorrect understanding/assumption of else was happening. Longview Aviation Capital is creating a new company ...Jump to post
A variation on the range argument is that large aircraft used to be the only aircraft with long range. If you wanted to make the range worked, you needed the side.
Economically class cost more than what business class costs now in relive terms.
sunking737 wrote:So is Viking changing its name to DHC Corp, or did Viking sell to DHC??
I was excited about the perspect of the 300 getting an update, but with the 400 Combi getting a grand total of 4 orders, I'm not sure 300 operators can afford to buy new.
As for R&D, Viking showed a willingness to upgrade before opening a new Twin-Otter line.
Hey, while on the subject of AS rumors, anything new on the OneWorld connect? I mean, if we're going to speculate, if they join they could take up the contract with OO for some of the intra-California American Eagle flights, freeing AA to use their scope clause aircraft elsewhere. This thread really...Jump to post
From a pure Business Standpoint? What ACTUALLY would be so damn Bad about a merger? Even if they left Both carriers in their Own Paint?? As Long as they locked Synergies? They couldn't be taken Over, They could build organically and Both would be stronger together than individually. Now what's real...Jump to post
You know... brand recognition is such a weird commodity. To be clear, AS B6 is not happening, but the idea of Alaska's brand recognition being the problem ignores the fact that Alaska is a freaking state. Alaska Airlines piggybacks on the branding money that comes out of the State tourism budget. My...Jump to post
Loyalty programs should be based on whatever the airline thinks will create and sustain loyalty in their clientele.Jump to post
Hey, is there some sure cargo firm we can start merger rumors about? You know, where we have less personal malice involved? As I mentioned earlier, is ALK pulls off another takeover, it'll likely be a target of opportunity, and the opportunities for passenger air service might be getting slim. I he...Jump to post
Hey, is there some sure cargo firm we can start merger rumors about? You know, where we have less personal malice involved?
As I mentioned earlier, is ALK pulls off another takeover, it'll likely be a target of opportunity, and the opportunities for passenger air service might be getting slim.
I just want to remind you all how SHOCKED on airliners we all were when AS chose VX! This is worth repeating. Alaska Air Group made no secret that it was debating between growing "organically" or a merger, and we had fun speculating, but I don't recall anyone bringing up VX. We talked of ...Jump to post
Alaska stopped putting the lei on new-build ETOPS 738s at some point within a few years of when it first appeared. It was a promotional effort for the start of Hawaii service. I'm sure the remaining ones will go away as the repaints happen. They have a bit of history with giving Chester accessories...Jump to post
MalevTU134 wrote:Anybody has the climb rate figures for the TU154? That sure felt like a rocket.
We've already seen a sight decrease in the design cruise speed of aircraft. As I understand it, the new wings of the 737 have a slightly lower design speed then the wings of the -100 or -200, accounting for done of the gains in fuel economy. As Boeing looks to narrow body operating costs on a wide b...Jump to post
If this was true, SWA would be in trouble. Not really. Only about half of all Americans for in a given year. If 60% will fly on one type of plane that Southeast had in greater numbers than other airlines, they will do quite well. :D It's worthless focusing on poll results without access to methodol...Jump to post
I wonder if any of the Chinese carriers would be interested picking up used 380s for domestic service ? Most of the tier 1 cities are heavily slot and airspace restricted. A HD 380 would be a great way to increase capacity on those trunk routes and would likely be cheap seeing as the second hand ma...Jump to post
AFAIK, Alaska airlines owns a terminal or two (if not a whole airport) in Alaska. I just spent a little bit of time, but I wasn't able to find a source for this. IIRC, AS owns 11 terminals within the state. Most are on State lands work rental agreement that include maintenance costs for the runway,...Jump to post
So... Boeing has had over a thousand engenders working on their next aircraft fire a year. We keep talking about when they will commit to a design, but the answer is that they have, we're just not provided to know what it is for sure. Boeing knows, and given the number of people who are, by nesicary...Jump to post
BBD appears to be getting out of the commercial air business at this point, and their rail division could certainly have used the reasources that went into the C-Series. Derby (UK) alone has 1611 rail vehicles on order including the Elizabeth Line in London. For sure, they have quite a few orders o...Jump to post
If Airbus manages to built up the new A220 final assembly line in Mobile fast and fill it with "converts" like mabye Southwest, it might see a long and healthy future. The aircraft could see a healthy future while being the downfall is the company that created it. BBD appears to be gettin...Jump to post
I recently flew a "More to Love" A321 from DCA-LAX and it was bittersweet knowing that that beautiful new A321 with a great seats and IFE was about to get "Alaskifyed" into a horrible dull grey seat with an annoying tablet holder. In the process becoming a part of a sustainable ...Jump to post
If there are hairstyles that are worn by certain cultures or even subcultures that trigger a detection tool without cause then that tool is not reasonable to use. Why not? What matters is whether the tool is effective in clearing passengers that aren’t a security threat so additional checks can be ...Jump to post
What I can see happening is China selling it to poorer nations in Asia and Africa where it is currently spending billions in financial aid to expand its political and economic influence. This bears repeating. If the C-919 becomes a part of the new Silk Road initiative, it could create large regions...Jump to post
I suspect the biggest long-range difference this will have to Alaska fleet planning is that it might make the 797 available a bit sooner. Between the MAX and the launch of the 787 it's reasonable to speculate that launch orders for the 797 may be a bit more conservative than otherwise, as airlines l...Jump to post
smartplane wrote:The MAX will soon feature on a Mayday episode (perhaps two), repeated for years. Standby for series ownership to change hands, and production to cease before that happens.
There are gold mines in Alaska that routinely send out shipments of gold by air. They book 4 different aircraft to 4 different destinations from the mine. 3 of the aircraft have dummy loads, ballast weighed so even the pilot does not know which load is actually gold. This is done so it would be diff...Jump to post
spinkid wrote:It could be Premium Heavy with something like 10 rows of coach in the far back. Other Carriers have done that.
I think it world be more accurate to say that both cargo and passenger services are driven by connections between two locations than that one is a precursor to the other.Jump to post
dtw9 wrote:How would you get in the "Brace" position in case of an emergency. Not to mention anyone that cheap would not pay to have their luggage checked, so where will all the extra overheads go.
I doubt it. Viking will probably slow Q400 production to two per month to keep things moving for years to come. That can be done by moving production to a much lower cost facility than Downsview/Toronto. Especially if the new line can manufacturer the 300 (perhaps with a DHC-6-400esque makeover) al...Jump to post
Unfortunately yes, certain people do like to use the trains for target practice. The fuselages are inspected upon arrival at Renton and repaired where necessary. Does Boeing take ownership of the fuselage before, or after the train trip? Aluminum is relatively easy to repair compared to composites,...Jump to post