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by 452QX
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Viability (& Legality) of Combi Aircraft Moving Forward
Replies: 35
Views: 3157

Re: Viability (& Legality) of Combi Aircraft Moving Forward

The regulations on cargo carriage keep getting stricter, which is making it more difficult to certify and operate combos. Ever since the National Air 747 crash in Afghanistan concerns about cargo shifting and rigid cargo barriers have increased. There have also been inflight fires that have brought...

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by 452QX
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s
Replies: 73
Views: 13399

Re: Alaska Leases 13 New Boeing 737-9 MAXs, Sells 10 A320s

Well good for AS fleet simplification but why would any airline buy slightly used A321 from AS? Unless they are given away for free you can get brand new A321 from Airbus and not pay for all the interior replacement. You would also be waiting at least 5-7 years for new build A321Ns without pulling ...

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by 452QX
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight carts detach and crash into a parked Alaska E175
Replies: 30
Views: 7724

Re: Freight carts detach and crash into a parked Alaska E175

Swissport got one hell of a bill I’m sure! actually, the caption says WFS was pulling the dollies. WFS employees - pulling Swissport branded dollies. Likely a case where WFS is the cargo warehouse operator but Swissport is the ground handler at the actual gate. Either way, insurance will settle all...

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by 452QX
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 907
Views: 209579

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread

How long is Horizon's contract with the universities for the special liveries? I'd assume that there was some sort of contract signed with each University that gives QX permission to use their branding on a special livery for a set amount of time. If the contracts are expiring and aren't being rene...

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by 452QX
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 907
Views: 209579

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread

malaysia wrote:
So they will need to repaint the engine on that 737 that just hit a bear on landing this week in Yakutat? N615AS


Less of a repaint and more a full replacement. The cowling is done for at the very least

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by 452QX
Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 907
Views: 209579

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread

From my counts there are 281 (291 if you include the A319s) that have been painted of 319 (329 if you include A319s) The breakdown on what's left to paint: 737-700: 1 (Timbers Plane) 737-800: 9 737-900: 1 (Spirit of Disneyland 2) 737-900ER: 18 Q400: 9 (All college planes, word is they are going to ...

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by 452QX
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 907
Views: 209579

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread

What’s the total/ tally of the planes in the new AS colors up to now? From my counts there are 281 (291 if you include the A319s) that have been painted of 319 (329 if you include A319s) The breakdown on what's left to paint: 737-700: 1 (Timbers Plane) 737-800: 9 737-900: 1 (Spirit of Disneyland 2)...

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by 452QX
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 907
Views: 209579

Re: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread

Does anyone know when any of the specialty planes will be repainted or will be kept? Many have already been repainted. Besides the salmon, I'm struggling to think of a special paint that isn't in the new livery There are 4 special painted liveries left with the older style Alaska logo: N318AS - Spi...

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by 452QX
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 946
Views: 84725

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

SEA/SAN/SJC-JAC https://newsroom.alaskaair.com/2020-08-27-Pack-your-skis-Alaska-Airlines-announces-new-nonstop-flights-to-Jackson-Hole Neat, maybe AS is hedging their bets that west coast winter travelers won't have Hawaii as an option this year and will look eastward instead? I wouldn't even call ...

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by 452QX
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet/Network Thread 2020
Replies: 946
Views: 84725

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

There are a number of routes that the 700 would be a good fit on, but their small fleet size in comparison to the 800/900s keeps them on routes where they’re needed most i.e. state of Alaska & milk runs

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by 452QX
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?
Replies: 34
Views: 2446

Re: What Airports did Airlines train at in the Old Days?

Moses Lake, WA was JAL’s 747 training grounds up to their retirement

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by 452QX
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13795

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Lufthansa operated LH490/491 FRA-SEA-FRA with A340-300 D-AIFC yesterday again for the first time since the cuts following the onset of the pandemic. Is this going to start being a somewhat semi-regular route again or was this a one-off? Does anyone know? LH490/491 restarted a week or so ago with th...

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by 452QX
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many active NAMC YS-11s are left?
Replies: 14
Views: 4082

How many active NAMC YS-11s are left?

With N775GS now scrapped the number of active YS-11s remaining has reduced again. The only remaining frames that come to mind right now are N462AL and JA8610 (currently being rebuilt)

Am I forgetting any other active frames, either civilian or JASDF?

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by 452QX
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mitsubishi space Jet and MHI RJ ( CRJ)
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

Re: Mitsubishi space Jet and MHI RJ ( CRJ)

Has MHI already closed up all testing at Moses Lake? If not, are any of the M90s still parked out there?

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by 452QX
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 907
Views: 209579

Re: AS Fleet Repaint Thread

SXDFC wrote:
Looks like N512AS will leave VCV on Feb 6. Does anyone know if it will be wearing the new livery? Or a fresh coat of the Boeing colors?


It will return wearing the standard livery, along with Spirit of Disneyland II

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by 452QX
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)
Replies: 69
Views: 11995

Re: Saving a Fokker F-28-1000 (C-FTAV)

Great news! The F28 certainly has earned its place in regional airline history, it’s good to see one being preserved.

Is the Time Air Historical Society looking for volunteers?

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by 452QX
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 13795

Re: Washington State Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like one of UA’s LAX-SEA turns is now a CR7 as well. Still on Skywest

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by 452QX
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4461
Views: 679372

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Which ERJ-145 (non-XR) has been painted? I only know of the 5 145XRs wearing the evo colors

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by 452QX
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Harbour Air de Havilland e- beaver
Replies: 10
Views: 1525

Re: Harbour Air de Havilland e- beaver

It’s been on the news around the northwest a few times, I might try and take the day off to go see it myself

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by 452QX
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How are airlines painted so accurately?
Replies: 13
Views: 2917

Re: How are airlines painted so accurately?

They try their best, but ultimately it’s hard to get each one exactly like the rest. I can think of a multitude of different QX aircraft with slightly differing paint jobs, but they’re mostly just things you’ll only see closer up. From a distance it’s hard to spot minor differences

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by 452QX
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 267
Views: 40646

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

I don't think you'll too much more AS expansion at SEA until after the N concourse remodel is complete or more gates become available in the N-concourse. But I could be wrong. The Port of Seattle’s long term plans currently call for a new terminal to eventually be built north of the D gates/lower c...

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by 452QX
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346
Replies: 76
Views: 15693

Re: Only 13yrs service now decomissioned VS A346

The age of quad jets is coming to an end for many airlines, with the newest generation twins doing the same job more efficiently. It simply was time for VS to start retiring their A340 fleet as they became more expensive to operate in comparison. Of course there are still some important roles for ai...

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by 452QX
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted
Replies: 20
Views: 5531

Re: 1st A32x wearing the new UA livery spotted

Isn’t there one or two ex-China A319s already flying around in the new UA colors? I recall 876UA was painted around a month ago or so

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by 452QX
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?
Replies: 113
Views: 19998

Re: 737MAX Storage, Where are they?

JBoy wrote:
I know that Alaska Airlines has theirs stored at Moses Lake (MWH). I think they only have one at the moment.


913 is stored, 915 is either still at BFI or it might already be stored as well. 918 will be next up when it gets built

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by 452QX
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)
Replies: 119
Views: 24446

Re: Updated: First two Tecnam P2012's delivered to Cape Air (9K)

At a cruising speed of around 200 knots, thats a looooooooooong delivery flight. Couldn't stuff a couple of fuselage and wings separately in an Antonov and call it a day? I’d imagine the cost of chartering a large dedicated freighter like an Antonov (even one smaller than a 124) would run up a pret...

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by 452QX
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 144700

Re: Updated: SAS to present new livery by September 19th, 2019

Someone83 wrote:
«Your» fuselage is grey. The real is white


Fuselage is still grey

Per SAS:
“..From the new silver SAS logo to the updated gray fuselage – the new livery reflects the iconic history of the airline..”

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by 452QX
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia
Replies: 29
Views: 5517

Re: Boeing, Boom Supersonic or ??? looking to open a big factory in British Columbia

This makes sense that it'll be Boeing. Boeing's headquarters is in Everett which is closer to the Vancouver Metro Area than Downtown Seattle. I went by car from Abbotsford to Seattle and the drive from Abbotsford to Everett takes about 2 hours. Which company wouldn't want to be close to their corpo...

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by 452QX
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 12705

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

I would love to see this aircraft first hand. Pictures dont do it any justice to show it has more cabin room than an E175. It actually looks more narrow from my eye test. According to their brochure, it is 1" wider at shoulder level and 1" taller compared to the E175E1. The key part in my...

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by 452QX
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope
Replies: 129
Views: 12552

Re: E2 sales campaigns and design discussion/scope

I still think the 175-E2 has AS written all over it. They’re not under any of the scope-clause issues, are they? They’d be a good fit at Horizon. But their Q400s still have some life left in them. And their E175s are brand new (the oldest had their first flight in 2017). They don’t need to order fo...

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by 452QX
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners with air stairs
Replies: 44
Views: 6230

Re: Airliners with air stairs

They add quite a bit of weight and it's one more system that can cause a MX delay or cancel. There are few with integral stairs flying. Most airports lacking jetway use mobile stair/ramps. Don’t think that’s accurate, there’s quite a few airlines that take up that option, they can be very useful Ry...

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by 452QX
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)
Replies: 102
Views: 16302

Re: Lufthansa Polling On Which City To Send A380 To (ORD, SEA, TPA, DFW)

(That being said, they have taken the A380 into account with some of the recent and ongoing infrastructure upgrades.) Which ones? First I've heard of this. I have read that the bridge from the South Satellite to the new International Arrivals Facility is set high enough to allow an A380 to pass und...

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by 452QX
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 9449

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Unless AS can get the Max 10s at or below cost, the length of time AS will have the aircraft in the fleet still heavily favors A321NEO, especially since Airbus has an incentive to deal. Yes, they've shied away from giving airplanes away, but nothing will tickle them pinker than an airline that &quo...

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by 452QX
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: As A321 SAN-BOS today!
Replies: 10
Views: 4741

Re: As A321 SAN-BOS today!

SANMAN66 wrote:
I didn't know that AS had A321s? I know the airbuses are ex-Virgin America planes, but I thought they only had A320s and A319s.


319ceos, 320ceos, and a brand new fleet of 321neos, of which VX was the launch customer. Only the first 3 ended up wearing the red paint

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by 452QX
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 907
Views: 209579

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Thanks for the insight.. Do we know when any of the specialty planes will be due for a repaint? I’ve seen a few pics of the “Salmon Thirty Salmon” 800 and the paint still looks good from a distance. I don't know the schedule but it was announced that the Cars themed plane is going in to be repainte...

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by 452QX
Tue May 14, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market
Replies: 160
Views: 23626

Re: Leeham News: Mitsubishi appears to be well positioned to take over the RJ market

513 in US scope clause airlines plus 26 at Horizon (no 86,000 lb limit). Lightsaber Do you think the reason Horizon hasn't gone E2 is that they don't want to be stuck with an orphaned frame? Because my theory at one point was that Embraer was going to launch via Horizon the 175E2, and then use that...

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by 452QX
Wed May 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying
Replies: 44
Views: 11268

Re: First Delta A330neo & Etihad A350-1000 Spotted Flying

ER757 wrote:
That EY bird is a beauty!! The -1000 is a beast, hope to see one in person but being in SEA, chances aren't good at least for now


On the plus side, we will see plenty of DL 339s in SEA

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by 452QX
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Q1 2019 Results
Replies: 34
Views: 5636

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.

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by 452QX
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar queens, still a thing ?
Replies: 34
Views: 6266

Re: Hangar queens, still a thing ?

The previous airline I worked for had an aircraft painted in a scheme for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The joke was always "make a wish it leaves" because of the mechanical issues with that one tail number. Independence Air (well I guess it was ACJet at that point still) had a Dornier 328J...

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by 452QX
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11618

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

On another post VX topic, when are they rolling out the new uniforms? USA seems to be the land of airlines announcing and showing new uniforms but it takes years to introduce. All QX employees and AS lounge employees start getting the new uniforms around September, the rest of AS gets them early 20...

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by 452QX
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11618

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

Still waiting for an airbus to do a SEAANC turn I talked to an Alaska pilot and asked them the same question. This is what they told me that I remember; Due to the constant weather changes in Alaska, the airplanes that fly there (737’s) have unique cockpit systems that no other aircraft in their fl...

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by 452QX
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11618

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

On another post VX topic, when are they rolling out the new uniforms? USA seems to be the land of airlines announcing and showing new uniforms but it takes years to introduce. All QX employees and AS lounge employees start getting the new uniforms around September, the rest of AS gets them early 2020

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by 452QX
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS’s Airbus network post VX
Replies: 85
Views: 11618

Re: AS’s Airbus network post VX

What the OP stated is exactly what Alaska has said they were planning. This isn't new information. I don't think hard product competitiveness is coming into consideration since they're getting rid of the VX hard product. Although, I would say that the 739ERs should get the new product sooner than l...

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by 452QX
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 113
Views: 31194

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

This is very odd. I can't think of something Bombardier has in TUS that QX doesn't have in PDX to fix an aircraft. Very strange. Q400 N437QX ferried PDX - TUS last night for apparent retirement. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N437QX Disregard previous; N437QX is headed back to PDX from TUS, mu...

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by 452QX
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger Q400 overhead bins available for retrofit
Replies: 25
Views: 4665

Re: Bigger Q400 overhead bins available for retrofit

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


It exists in the form of the E175

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by 452QX
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 10035

Re: Delta to drop YYJ in September 2019

Having an E175 on it doesn't help either. Overkill. A 50-seater may have given the route a better chance. Large RJs and JVs are fine and dandy - when you don't lose service of course. One could argue Q400s are better suited for the short hop, which has helped AS keep a solid frequency to/from YYJ. ...

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by 452QX
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 113
Views: 31194

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

Q400 N428QX is en route from PDX to TUS for apparent retirement. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N428QX On the flip side, 426 has now been back in service for some time. Ultimately it appears the goal was to replace one or two of the lease returns with reactivated Qs already owned by QX. Unknow...

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by 452QX
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 8398

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

Back on the subject of the 220, I personally think it might find a use in the parts of the year with lower Hawaii loads, but during the peak it’s hard to justify flying something that small when you could easily fill a 739 or larger on the same flight

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by 452QX
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?
Replies: 38
Views: 8398

Re: Will A220 fly to Hawaii?

The -700 has done it for Aloha and Continental. I did OGG-SNA in a CO 73G in 2010. Im actually a little surprised AS hasnt put the 73G on SNA-Hawaii, it fits their HI M.O. None of the AS 700s are ETOPS certified, and being a niche fleet of only a handful A/Cs it would end up being hard to justify w...

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by 452QX
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 907
Views: 209579

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

The Q400 interiors are getting replaced as well. I get that it would be silly to add First Class to the Q fleet, but do they plan to add Premium Class seating with the new interiors? I'm guessing such a move would cost them 4 seats, but I would think it would be beneficial, especially since I still...

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by 452QX
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions on Alaska Airlines 737-900
Replies: 7
Views: 2483

Re: Questions on Alaska Airlines 737-900

How long until your flight? The 900s and 9ERs frequently get swapped around so there’s no garuntee it’ll stay the same (I’ve had a 300 tail swap to a 400 the night before in some cases). The older 900s have not had their interiors retrofitted Side note; 302/303/305 are definitely the ones to catch, ...

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