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by RWRCAS
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 771
Views: 71496

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Did anyone catch that AS is going to cut even more Airbus jets next year?? I saw it posted in Aviator newsletter.I get emailed daily. " Alaska Airlines (US) plans to retire more A320s, including seven of its 49 remaining A320s in 2021. The carrier will retire one B737-800 and hopes to take del...

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by RWRCAS
Tue May 12, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,
Replies: 308
Views: 41667

Re: Boeing CEO: A major US airline likely will go out of business this year,

The other aspect that is being overlooked is the impact Chpt 11 filing by one airline would have on the other airlines. Let’s say hypothetically AA does go through Chpt 11 and sheds much of its liabilities, and emerges a leaner carrier on the other side. What then happens with DL and UA? Basically,...

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by RWRCAS
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46142

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Already have two that have been delivered and are sitting in storage. Granted they are waiting for the plane to be given the ok before they announce the fleet decision publicly. Alaska has not taken delivery of any MAX aircraft. The two that are sitting in storage are still belong to Boeing. Boeing...

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by RWRCAS
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46142

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

So yall are telling me AS spent what I assume is millions of dollars on repainting and retrofitting 50+ A320 family jets (let's not forget some of them were just months old at the time) and they'll now just let them go. Yeah I'm not buying that for a milisecond Aircraft that are coming off lease in...

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by RWRCAS
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46142

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

Alaska was a launch customer for the MD83 and began receiving them in 1985. The Jet American MD82s joined the fleet in 1987. Alaska, a long term Boeing customer was looking for a 727-200 replacement aircraft and all Boeing had to offer at the time was the 737-300 which was too small and the 757-200,...

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by RWRCAS
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46142

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

The NG is a good aircraft. The MAX will most likely be another good aircraft. But A321 neo, has more seats, longer range out of short fields, then the 737-900 or the MAX 9. Alaska uses 737-800 out of DCA most of the time because the 737-900 is limited, especially in the summer's higher temperatures...

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by RWRCAS
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future
Replies: 261
Views: 46142

Re: AS MAX impact and the NEO's future

The NG is a good aircraft. The MAX will most likely be another good aircraft. But A321 neo, has more seats, longer range out of short fields, then the 737-900 or the MAX 9. Alaska uses 737-800 out of DCA most of the time because the 737-900 is limited, especially in the summer's higher temperatures ...

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by RWRCAS
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 203
Views: 27590

The 3 digit fight numbers for Boeing equipment and four digit flight numbers for Airbus equipment was because, among other things, the flight control function was still separate with Boeing Dispatchers and Airbus Dispatchers with different tools and procedures. January 1st Flight Control will be ful...

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by RWRCAS
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Discussion 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2653

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Discussion 2019

The -700 is the only aircraft authorized in WRG, PSG, GST, and DLG. Most likely due to those airports CFR index. The MAX 7, if Alaska decides at some point to add that aircraft, should be able to operate out of those airports. As far as any new Airbus aircraft, EA CO AS is spot on, if any additional...

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by RWRCAS
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 27
Views: 5904

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

I personally would like to see an Air Oregon retro livery, since horizon absorbed their business into theirs itd be nice to commemorate the airlines theyve absorbed with retros similar to AA. That too would be really cool, both the Air Oregon retrojet/retro Q and the AA-esque series of heritage ret...

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by RWRCAS
Fri May 24, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 838
Views: 190380

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

So the VX livery is completely gone? Dang, that went by fast. Interesting to see quite a few B739s still have old colors. So that adds around $7 million, number is from 2106, back into the operation by not having to pay Sir Richard for the licensing fee for the VX name. Although they might have to ...

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by RWRCAS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 10531

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

My guess is: Alaska will order more 737 MAX aircraft. All leased A319 and A320 aircraft will be turned back to the lessors on schedule with the first one, I believe, will be returned before the end of this year. The A320 neo order will be cancelled. The big question is, will Alaska order more A321 n...

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by RWRCAS
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?
Replies: 46
Views: 9176

Re: Why hasn't Alaska Airlines ordered more A320NEOs and A321NEOS?

Do you follow anything in aviation? Alaska was an all Boeing fleet until it bought Virgin America. That's where it inherited the a320/321s from. They have not even taking delivery of an a320neo yet. Also I'm not understanding how Alaska could compare the the 737 Max economics to the a321neos when n...

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by RWRCAS
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 838
Views: 190380

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Kden95 wrote:
Will the A321neo in the standard Virgin America colors be painted soon as well?

All Virgin Livery aircraft should be painted in Standard Alaska Livery by early summer. Not sure how long the "More To Love" aircraft will keep that paint scheme.

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by RWRCAS
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 838
Views: 190380

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N924VA


Is it getting an AS tail?

Not sure what they’re going to do with it.

Should be Standard Livery. Most West Coast is scheduled for Standard Livery in May.
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jgcotter wrote:
KLMatSJC wrote:
jgcotter wrote:
Alaska A21N N924VA (Giants) is en route from SFO to VCV for repainting into Alaska livery.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N924VA


Is it getting an AS tail?

Not sure what they’re going to do with it.

Should be Standard Livery. Most West Coast is scheduled for Standard Livery in May.

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by RWRCAS
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?
Replies: 43
Views: 9297

Re: What’s happening with Alaska’s Airbus fleet?

Initially, there were higher than expected maintenance issues, but I think that has resolved itself. Some Airbus aircraft have been replaced with 737s on transcon routes due to better performance. I believe Flight Attendants are fully integrated and Pilots can or shortly will be able to bid any airc...

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