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by JayWings
Mon May 25, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69022

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Happy to see new routes added to the Alaska map! I’m hopeful that AS is one of the better positioned airlines to return from this pandemic nightmare. I think pulling down some high profile but currently unprofitable transcon routes is a smart way to slow the cash burn. The real test with any airline...

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by JayWings
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69022

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I wonder if AS is considering some 767’s or 787’s to up their capacity in key markets, defend their SEA gate space and experiment with a longer haul venture? Westjet, while obviously in a vastly different market, was able to successfully integrate widebody service into their business plan. That woul...

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by JayWings
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 520
Views: 69022

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

EA CO AS wrote:
hiflyeras wrote:
I really don't see a long-term plan for growth at AS.


The growth plan for the next 5 years hasn't been made public yet, but once you see it, your jaw will drop.


I CAN NOT WAIT!

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by JayWings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27570

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Personally, I find the cold food superior. I particularly like the salad options. Salad options are available only on "select flights, most coast to coast and Hawaii flights." On my upcoming ANC-PDX flight I get a choice of the Fruit and Cheese Platter, Charge Up Protein Platter, or the t...

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by JayWings
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27570

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

Just for fun, here are my wishes for AS moving forward (as a long-time Gold and MVP) 1- Improve the food especially in Y. More choices and better. That breakfast sandwich is mostly just bread. This seems to be an ongoing issue for AS to get really decent food 2 - Get those first class cabins upgrad...

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by JayWings
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports operating at capacity in the United States
Replies: 18
Views: 3579

Re: Airports operating at capacity in the United States

SEA has got to make this list, regardless of how capacity is being measured! :lol:

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by JayWings
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;WN
Replies: 92
Views: 15727

Re: OAG Changes 12/22/2019:AS Cuts LAX-FLL/SLC,SFOMSY,OGGSMF,PAEPSP,PDXPHL,SANSLC;F9 Adds Many Routes;AA Cuts JFK Again;

People forget that AS management was very vocal that the most valuable assets of the VX merger were the people and gates in LAX, SFO and JFK. Those airports are very limited on available gates and buying an airline that had a sizable number of gates at those airports allowed them to grow at those a...

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by JayWings
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon
Replies: 67
Views: 12986

Re: Sun Country to operate 10 B737s for Amazon

I’m a little curious if Alaska was ever considered for this contract? They’re SEA based and currently operate a 737 cargo operation. It seems like an obvious partnership to me. It will be interesting to see if Amazon does ultimately take over Sun Country and create a Prime Air/Vacations/Cargo operat...

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by JayWings
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 151225

Re: Moxy - News and Discussion Thread

jetmatt777 wrote:
Breeze? Oof. Moxy was better.


Agreed... Breeze feels like a fake, generic airline from a movie. Hopefully this isn’t the final name.

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by JayWings
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46134

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

The A319 and A320 have no future at AS; they'll be returned over the next few years as the leases expire, replaced by the MAX 9s on order and options that will be taken up. The A321neo, however, does have a future, and I think as Airbus expands the capabilities of this aircraft, it will eventually ...

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by JayWings
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46134

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Since AS doesn’t have a scope clause, could they theoretically use the E2s that are or at least were on order at OO? Clearly AS wouldn’t be able to use all 100 aircraft but if those are still on order it’d be an easy way for AS to add regional capacity and OO would be able to place some of the airc...

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by JayWings
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46134

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

https://viewfromthewing.com/american-airlines-expected-to-acquire-alaska-airlines-airbus-a319s/ I can’t say I saw this coming. Before the MAX groundings this move would have absolutely made sense. Find somebody who wants these high lease rate planes that don’t fit AS’s Boeing strategy and ditch the...

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by JayWings
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46134

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

https://viewfromthewing.com/american-airlines-expected-to-acquire-alaska-airlines-airbus-a319s/ I can’t say I saw this coming. Before the MAX groundings this move would have absolutely made sense. Find somebody who wants these high lease rate planes that don’t fit AS’s Boeing strategy and ditch the...

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by JayWings
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 166
Views: 32509

Re: Embraer E2 Testing/Production Thread - 2019

The first E175-E2 is now finalized and testing for its maiden flight by the end of this year. Images of the prototype will be released soon. Rumors indicate that first buyers could be Alaska, KLM and Japan's Fuji Dream .... The E195-E2 Tech Leopard was hanging around the Alaska hangar about a month...

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by JayWings
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 209
Views: 52340

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

These facilities look to be shaping up really nicely! I’m excited to fly out of the new terminal next year!

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by JayWings
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower
Replies: 95
Views: 29356

Re: Airbus launching A220LR or XLR according to Jon Ostrower

I’m curious if this development grabs the attention of AS? I’ve thought for a while now that they could simplify the fleet by letting the 700’s, 319’s and 320’s go and replacing them with the A220-100 and -300. They even have the inherited order for 30 A320 NEO’s on the books. I initially thought th...

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by JayWings
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 26330

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

I guess what I am saying is, while SAN hasn't a crew base... I do believe SAN is still an f/a base is it not B? It became one on 4-1-2013 with between 150-200 flt attendants; if that has ended, I'm not aware of it. I do not believe there are any cockpit crews based here however and maybe that's wha...

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by JayWings
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 26330

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

Glad to see some new, long awaited connecting the dot routes! I think AS is walking back a fair amount of the significant expansion they made in the initial days of the VX acquisition. To me, these newly announced routes seem to be what should have come before that type of explosive expansion. Build...

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by JayWings
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 5900

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

Excited to see this beauty in person!

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by JayWings
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New special livery for Alaska
Replies: 5
Views: 1466

Re: New special livery for Alaska

I miss the days of fully painted special liveries! These stickers do preserve the brand identity but they feel very generic and lack the soul and creativity of planes like Tink or Genie! I was really hoping for a fully painted AS jet for Galaxies Edge but I guess that went to UA instead :hissyfit:

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by JayWings
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189546

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

EA CO AS wrote:
All three “More to Love” aircraft are safe from repainting until they’re up for their turn in standard AS livery in 3-5 years.


Thank goodness! One of the best looking planes in the skies!

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by JayWings
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189546

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Oh man I hope they don’t kill More to Love on 493! There are lots of old livery birds they could repaint for a Toy Story livery.

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by JayWings
Thu May 30, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71079

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossibs, Announcements

Not expecting it, but would love to see AS concert the existing A320neo order into a mix of A321neo and A220 frames. I would love to see AS turn that order for the 320 NEO into an order for the A220 family. This would allow the inherited 319/320 fleet to go off lease and the 737-700 sub fleet to be...

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by JayWings
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ
Replies: 90
Views: 15783

Re: OAG Changes 4/21/2019:AA Drops LAX-STS;HU Adds ORD-CTU;WN MAX Cuts;WS Drops BOS-YHZ

Haha. According to people on here the lack of Alaska’s schedule changes either means the airline has stabilized or is in trouble. This site is funny. Maybe...just maybe...the current schedules are working well enough. So dramatic. Agreed! People claim the sky is falling and AS is gutting SFO when t...

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by JayWings
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384525

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

I’m glad it’s not their “slap a United name on a Continental plane” livery but it doesn’t feel cohesive to me. Maybe if the engines had a gradient to them like the tail... I don’t know. I wasn’t expecting United to reinvent the wheel, but I was hoping for a bit more finesse. I’m sure when seen in re...

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by JayWings
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 12296

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

This looks amazing! Props to United for knocking this out of the park! With AS repainting the Cars Disneyland jet soon but a new scheme hinted at replacing it, I thought they might be doing a Starwars plane. They did the Cars livery to celebrate the opening of Radiator Springs so I figured the new ...

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by JayWings
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 12296

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

This looks amazing! Props to United for knocking this out of the park! With AS repainting the Cars Disneyland jet soon but a new scheme hinted at replacing it, I thought they might be doing a Starwars plane. They did the Cars livery to celebrate the opening of Radiator Springs so I figured the new s...

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by JayWings
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue cabin air quality incident in BZN
Replies: 19
Views: 3343

Re: JetBlue FA’s go on strike in BZN

What an uneducated and misleading thread. Cabin air quality incidents are not a joking matter. As others above have stated they can cause serious, life threatening issues and be very hard to trace. Kudos to the crew for standing up and advocating for their safety and the safety of their passengers.

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by JayWings
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Italy Livery??
Replies: 15
Views: 3766

Re: New Air Italy Livery??

I’d say that’s our first look at the new United Livery! If so that has the potential to be REALLY COOL!

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by JayWings
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189546

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thank you for the updates! It’s exciting to see how quickly the airbus fleet is being repainted!

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by JayWings
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air (QX) to Reveal Retro Livery on Q400
Replies: 34
Views: 8711

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

I hope the classic Horizon meatball makes an appearance on this bird! Anxious to see what this new livery is going to shape up to be, as it doesn’t appear to be a straight forward retro livery.

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by JayWings
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question" Should Alaska Airlines purchase and use the 787?
Replies: 28
Views: 4186

Re: Question" Should Alaska Airlines purchase and use the 787?

I think the 787 is too much plane for AS at this point. The extra passenger capacity would be nice on a limited number of routes but the capabilities of the Dreamliner far exceed anything AS needs right now. They are still digesting the acquisition of VX, streamlining their ops, and figuring out how...

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by JayWings
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189546

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

WOW!!! This is an incredible pace! Thanks for the continued updates! On pace to be done by the end of 2019!

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by JayWings
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27570

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

EA CO AS wrote:
n7371f wrote:
Not trying to be a dick


Sure.

You have yourself a nice day.


I have never wanted a “like” button on these threads more than I do for this.

Back on topic... excited to see what AS does with the MAX!

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by JayWings
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Look: United reveals new uniforms
Replies: 155
Views: 23303

Re: First Look: United reveals new uniforms

These colors seem chaotic and picked at random. Seafoam, lavender, maroon, etc... it just doesn’t relate or come across as a cohesive collection to me.

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by JayWings
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers
Replies: 94
Views: 15464

Re: Alaska Airlines flight diversion leads to 30-hr nightmare for passengers

This sounds like a “Perfect Storm” scenario that really threw everybody off. AS didn’t handle it well at all. The behavior of the agents in BOS seems to be the polar opposite of all things AS is known for. Fortunately the pilots were able to land safely. The Flight attendants did the best they could...

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by JayWings
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189546

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N530VA


So excited to see how the 319 wears the AS livery!
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jgcotter wrote:
Alaska A319 N530VA ferried from LAX to VCV today for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N530VA


So excited to see how the 319 wears the AS livery!

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by JayWings
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27570

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019

What a great thread! I agree with a lot of the OP’s route predictions. Increasing transcon options out of SJC and SAN seems to be logical as AS is a solid, growing presence in those markets. I also wonder if the new 3x a day from PAE to PDX will bring some growth to some mid/transcon routes out of t...

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by JayWings
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 6265

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

So, to a degree it weakens the argument that flight attendants are there for passengers’ safety and not as wait staff. One doesn’t tip a police officer or TSA agent or doctor... "Tipping" police officers or TSA agents would be considered bribery. But I can’t tell you the last time I was s...

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by JayWings
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gratuity for Flight attendants
Replies: 54
Views: 6265

Re: Gratuity for Flight attendants

So, to a degree it weakens the argument that flight attendants are there for passengers’ safety and not as wait staff. One doesn’t tip a police officer or TSA agent or doctor... But I can’t tell you the last time I was served a drink or a sandwich by a police officer. I also couldn’t recall when a ...

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by JayWings
Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 42576

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

That terminal looks amazing! I can’t wait to fly out of there!

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by JayWings
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 14717

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

I have a couple of comments about AS at SAN. I'm quite disappointed that nothing at all was mentioned during the presentation about AS's move and (I hope) growth potential at SAN. AAG will be completely relocated to T2E in the first quarter of 2019. Right now they are running split ops out of T1W a...

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by JayWings
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerotoxic Syndrome
Replies: 11
Views: 2326

Re: Aerotoxic Syndrome

That website is about as sensational as they come. Pilots and flight attendants have made the very rare real occurrence of cabin odor nearly impossible to diagnose as they write up smelly cabins to avoid having to fly to stick it to the company. It is the boy who cried wolf all over. This could not...

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by JayWings
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated after confirmation by BBC: Northern Virginia to win Amazon HQ2 bid
Replies: 58
Views: 3879

Re: NYC, Northern Virginia get Amazon HQs

I wonder what AS and DL will do in response to this announcement from SEA?

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by JayWings
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189546

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I’m so curious what the A319 is going to look like in the AS livery! Wondering when the first repaint will be? A319 and A321neo (921-925) repaints will be towards the end, with the majority 320 fleet being the priority The 319s are my favorites out of the ex-VX fleet, so I’m looking forward to seei...

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by JayWings
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189546

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

I’m so curious what the A319 is going to look like in the AS livery! Wondering when the first repaint will be?

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by JayWings
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is there a launch customer for E2-175?
Replies: 21
Views: 3257

Re: Is there a launch customer for E2-175?

AS could easily buy the E175-E2 for QX while continuing to have OO fly the current fleet of Gen 1 175’s. For better or for worse AS/QX is the only airline in the US that doesn’t have scope, so there could be a place for the E2 variants at the Alaska Air Group.

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by JayWings
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group
Replies: 69
Views: 10844

Re: Management shake up at Alaska Air Group

As much as it pains me to say this, these cuts are a by-product of an acquisition. However, I am upset that the chosen employees were not already quietly notified and offered a severance package or optional retirement. Leaving the knife hovering above an entire work group for 3 weeks with nobody kno...

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by JayWings
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 69157

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

Would be really excited to see some announced Max 9 routes since they are coming on property soon! Hopefully they take advantage of these capable planes and put them on some fun, new routes!

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by JayWings
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska de-hub SFO and LAX?
Replies: 82
Views: 10621

Re: Will Alaska debub SFO&LAX?

AS is right-sizing operations and is looking for conservative, sustainable growth moving forward. They evaluate markets based on performance and keep the ones that perform and eliminate ones that don’t meet the measure. That’s called running a solid business. They acquired VX for a lot of reasons, b...

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