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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: 30
Views: 4146

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: 10631

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: 35
Views: 3741

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: 4301

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: 13569

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: 8050

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: 4531

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: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

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: 150
Views: 19975

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: 10653

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: 5282

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: 5707

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: 10891

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: 10891

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: 10891

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: 10891

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: 103
Views: 26075

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: 4316

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: 8973

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: 103
Views: 26075

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: 7846

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: 7846

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: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

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: 2240

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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by 452QX
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Re: Airlines That Have Pilot Bases Outside of Hubs

AS closed/is closing the JFK pilot base inherited from VX

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by 452QX
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOOM! Supersonic Branding
Replies: 13
Views: 3020

Re: BOOM! Supersonic Branding

kjeld0d wrote:
Why the rebrand? There are no planes, no customers, no flights, and no source of income. Are they a division of Baltia?


On the airline side, Virgin Atlantic and JAL have invested

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by 452QX
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N612AS


Aside from 609 (timbers) 612 is the only remaining 700 still wearing older colors, in this case the interim livery


*607AS, not 609. My bad
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452QX wrote:
jgcotter wrote:
They may have just started back up again with the Boeings, as N612AS just ferried OKC - VCV yesterday.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N612AS


Aside from 609 (timbers) 612 is the only remaining 700 still wearing older colors, in this case the interim livery


*607AS, not 609. My bad

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by 452QX
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N612AS


Aside from 609 (timbers) 612 is the only remaining 700 still wearing older colors, in this case the interim livery
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jgcotter wrote:
They may have just started back up again with the Boeings, as N612AS just ferried OKC - VCV yesterday.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N612AS


Aside from 609 (timbers) 612 is the only remaining 700 still wearing older colors, in this case the interim livery

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by 452QX
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

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...

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by 452QX
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Thread - 2019
Replies: 206
Views: 24836

Re: Washington State Thread - 2019

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...

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by 452QX
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Has anyone found any photos of 530VA in the new paint?

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by 452QX
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming airplane retirements
Replies: 26
Views: 4124

Re: Upcoming airplane retirements

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...

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by 452QX
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

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


Earlier than expected, I didn’t think the 319s would start getting painted for at least a few more months. Great news none the less, looking forward to seeing this
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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


Earlier than expected, I didn’t think the 319s would start getting painted for at least a few more months. Great news none the less, looking forward to seeing this

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by 452QX
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 103
Views: 26075

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

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...

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by 452QX
Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wind Storm at SeaTac. Multiple Go-arounds
Replies: 3
Views: 1680

Re: Wind Storm at SeaTac. Multiple Go-arounds

An AS 739 has diverted to YKM

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by 452QX
Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 103
Views: 26075

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

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...

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by 452QX
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 103
Views: 26075

Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

426QX is in TUS undergoing C checks in preparation for a return to service. 3-5 stored Q400s are expected to be placed back in service to help cover the AS flying shortage alongside the new E175s

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by 452QX
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12889

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

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...

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by 452QX
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12889

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

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...

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by 452QX
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 4089

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

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 B

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by 452QX
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

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...

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by 452QX
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

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...

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by 452QX
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

If I recall correctly, the retiring Q400s are being sent to TUS, mostly on lease returns

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by 452QX
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

cedarjet wrote:
Does the Airbus fleet have Alaska safety cards? Including the yet-to-be painted A319s?


Yes, the entire fleet should have them by this point

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by 452QX
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 17099

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

https://www.fliegerfaust.com/viking-air ... 07983.html
(full article behind a paywall)
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Longview Aviation (owners of Viking) plan to revive the deHavilland name

https://www.fliegerfaust.com/viking-air ... 07983.html
(full article behind a paywall)

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by 452QX
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 175835

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 452QX
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27876

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

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...

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by 452QX
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018
Replies: 520
Views: 49644

Re: Washington State Air Service Discussion 2018

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 ...

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by 452QX
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 632
Views: 67008

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

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 ...

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by 452QX
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet
Replies: 42
Views: 4061

Re: Alaska Airlines 73G Fleet

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...

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