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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
(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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 2020Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
gmcc wrote:Paging QX. Please pick up the marron phone for a better passenger experience.
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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, ...Jump to post
AS closed/is closing the JFK pilot base inherited from VXJump to post
452QX wrote:jgcotter wrote:They may have just started back up again with the Boeings, as N612AS just ferried OKC - VCV yesterday.
Aside from 609 (timbers) 612 is the only remaining 700 still wearing older colors, in this case the interim livery
jgcotter wrote:They may have just started back up again with the Boeings, as N612AS just ferried OKC - VCV yesterday.
very fast !! how is the list right now ? Currently 5 of 8 A321N painted, 40 of 53 A320 painted, and 3 of 10 A319 painted for 48 of the 71 (67%) of the Airbus in Alaska’s fleet. They may eventually repaint the SF Giants and More West Coast A321Ns and the two More to Love A321Ns. From what I last rea...Jump to post
Lastly, I noticed AS has taken over D7, which was used by AA, NK and SY in the past. D7 is still a common use gate. AS has taken over B9 and B11. Have they taken over B9 and B11 or using them as common use gates? I know DL and B6 use these gates and seeing how short DL is on gates, I can't see them...Jump to post
Has anyone found any photos of 530VA in the new paint?Jump to post
I'd expect to get some news on the AS A319 front before too long. The A320s will stick around until lease expiry and the fate of the A321Ns is still uncertain, but there isn't much love for the A319 on the terms VX secured. Will AS order Boeing 737 MAX 7 or Airbus A220-300 planes to replace the old...Jump to post
jgcotter wrote:Alaska A319 N530VA ferried from LAX to VCV today for repainting into Alaska livery.
By what standard? It’s disliked by passengers, flight crews, and maintenance alike. It's dangerous to make all encompassing statements. For the type of aircraft it is, I have found the 400 to a comfortable, economical, and an efficient regional ride. If you want to talk about passenger "dislik...Jump to post
What AS flying shortage? I wasn’t aware of this is it possible someone could fill me in? There was/is a serious pilot shortage starting (I think?) mid-2017 or so that led to flights being dropped from the schedule, some of which have yet to be added again. QX still serves a lot of little destinatio...Jump to post
Funny enough, most if not all of the ex-VX employees get along great with QX, from the interactions I’ve had. Many of the redwood pilots actually used to fly for Horizon I agree and know a few. They are great and I believe are mostly happy being with AS. I am just trying to say that QX is not treat...Jump to post
The overall emphasis is on the fact that it doesn't matter if you were hired by Alaska, Horizon, Jet America, or Virgin America - we're all one big combined group with the same goal - "Creating an Airline People Love."roll: With all due respect. Horizon is kept separate when it comes to s...Jump to post
At SEA; Q1-Q16 (C2/C10/C16), N12A/B/C, S1a, with the cargo areas for bus boarding using the D annex + a few other bus boarding gates around A and BJump to post
It’s a little strange seeing AS airbusses all over the place. They’re multiplying fast (not a bad thing, they look great). Concourse D at SEA was full of them the other day. I haven’t seen A32X equipment at N or C. Is that just me being at SEA at the wrong time or are they only parking A32X aircraf...Jump to post
A bit off topic but looking at the E-175s, they only have seat power in F. Is that a limitation of the plane? With those being used for longer flights, because they're an opportunity to fly routes that otherwise might not support a bigger plane, seems that it's a disadvantage. I realize that the -7...Jump to post
If I recall correctly, the retiring Q400s are being sent to TUS, mostly on lease returnsJump to post
cedarjet wrote:Does the Airbus fleet have Alaska safety cards? Including the yet-to-be painted A319s?
Longview Aviation (owners of Viking) plan to revive the deHavilland name
https://www.fliegerfaust.com/viking-air ... 07983.html
(full article behind a paywall)
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...Jump to post
I would be very surprised if indeed this isn't just a rumor. SIN is a financial capital and SEA, with all due respect, doesn't have that many business located near it not to mention a small population of just 724,000. There are so many other cities that offer much more than SEA, with all due respec...Jump to post
VS is a disaster - you're right, their only chance is if DY ends SEA/LGW permanently. Either that or the Seahawks need to play in London more often so they charter another 789 like they did this week Seahawks charter was actually an A340-600, at least on the way there. Very cool catch to see a 340 ...Jump to post
Correct. That’s what I meant, thanks. I was thinking that a Q400 LAX-TVL and SJC-TVL would do well. SAN-TVL used to work as well, and I think SNA-TVL was flown by Air California back in the days of Electras. The problem with Tahoe, besides the constant fights with the NIMBYs (which is why only the ...Jump to post
What’s the history of the -700 at Alaska and why do they have so few? Did/do you they serve a niche within their network? They turned 4 I think into freighters and I think sold a couple *3 freighters, 625-627 the 700s were the first NGs to enter the fleet. 8 of them now fly for other airlines (incl...Jump to post