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by flybynight
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JL 123 Crash 34 Years ago today !
Replies: 18
Views: 4909

Re: JL 123 Crash 34 Years ago today !

I graduated high school in 1985, and I remember re thinking my decision to pursue a career in aviation by the time of the JAL crash. Just 10 days before that, on August 2, 1985, Delta 191 crashed at DFW. That one really hit home because of the significance of Delta at my home airport of ATL. Other ...

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by flybynight
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS - MAX and NEO
Replies: 8
Views: 1635

AS - MAX and NEO

AS is in an interesting spot. Lots of MAX's ordered, and I believe the first one should have been flying right about now (is it built and painted?) While AS is loyal to Boeing, business is still business. Is there any talk of keeping the Airbus fleet for years to come, especially the NEO's? Personal...

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by flybynight
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45029

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Revelation wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
Mechanics from TUL went to JFK and repaired the damage.

Any word on if the "loss of control" was due to something wrong with the plane?

Duh on my part. I knew that but somehow posted that anyway.
I am getting old and forgetful. :old:

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by flybynight
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45029

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

It seems the media is finally picking up on this incident, in their usual fashion: CBS: American Airlines jet "nearly crashed" during takeoff at JFK last week Other than the hype, the report says: The FAA is investigating and have not determined why the plane banked sharply at a critical ...

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by flybynight
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45029

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Jeez. I've performed loads of crosswinds in my career, and even A330s aren't exactly easy in these conditions, but generally it doesn't take long to be able to solve the issue. But, generally speaking, you apply enough rudder and deflect the ailerons and get some speed, it should be all right, you ...

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by flybynight
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45029

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

khobar95 wrote:
I'm a bit confused - reports say the plane returned to JFK, yet some here say the flight continued. Which is it?


Back to JFK after climbing out over NJ and to 20,000 feet.
Not sure if they had to dump fuel or not.

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by flybynight
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 150
Views: 45029

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

Here’s the link to the accident article on Avherald. http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4c68c5a8&opt=0 Fair use quote: According to information The Aviation Herald received on Apr 12th 2019 ground tracks reveal the aircraft was dragging its left wing tip for quite some distance on the ground , t...

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?
Replies: 114
Views: 16580

Re: Will MAX grounding delay AA MD-80 retirements AGAIN?

oldannyboy wrote:
Delta is bringing back the DC-9.

I also heard some Convair 880’s are being washed and repainted for Delta.
Only DC9’s from the late 60’s that are former NWA of :)

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3022

Re: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS

Personally I think Boeing has made a few key mistakes- 1 - shutting down the 757 prematurely 2 - not getting a jump on a fresh design replacement for the 737. Had Boeing started this maybe 6 years ago, we’d have a 797 now instead of a 737 pushed to the max (haha) of its design abilities. Airlines c...

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS
Replies: 22
Views: 3022

Re: From 737 'Jurassic' to 737 'Classic' before MCAS

100-900 series of 737’s have one thing in common (among others) - no need for MCAS. What bothers me most about the MAX is the need for MCAS to begin with. Boeing has pushed the 737 through from the 100/200 series to a major redesign with the 300-600’s. And yet again with the NG. All along making the...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Here is my wish - stop bickering. Let's hope Boeing gets to the bottom of things rapidly.
As aviation enthusiasts, I think we all want to see Boeing and all the other manufactures do well and build the best planes out there.

Good luck to Boeing!!

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I have two naive questions since i'm just a spotter not an engineer a) How come Airbus with its Neo bigger engines isn't facing the same kind of problems with the MAX?(aside from the problems the engines have had)..What are the structural differences in this case that don't cause stability/stall/MC...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

I have two naive questions since i'm just a spotter not an engineer a) How come Airbus with its Neo bigger engines isn't facing the same kind of problems with the MAX?(aside from the problems the engines have had)..What are the structural differences in this case that don't cause stability/stall/MC...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

It’s going to be embarrassing for the whole world when the accident cause is unrelated. It will not be embarrassing for anyone. There is circumstantial evidence that both crashes may have something in common and it may have something to do with the aircraft type.Even if the chance is only 1/1000 th...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Social media hysteria rules the day. American Airlines reported in 14,000 flights, there have be NO REPORTS of any flight management irregularities with the MAX 8. I repeat, no irregularities. I would fly on a MAX 8 in the hands of a WN or AA pilot today. We still have zero data on what happened on...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

What a dilemma this is. So my understanding of 737 history is this - When first designed in the mid-60's it came out as relatively short distance plane. The engines were rather slim and look a little like the ones on an Airbus A340-300. Then came the 300 - 600 series planes with bigger engines and m...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Australian Pilots come in defense of Boeing Max as safe and reliable. He did not say that. He said he states the 737 is safe and Virgin Australia training is of a high standard. And both are facts. What he implies between the lines is that by the time Virgin Australia receives its first 737Max (the...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

AA 191 crashed and killed over 200 -- yet DC10s weren;t grounded until 16 days later after it became known what caused the crash. The difference: people weren't screaming GROUND IT.. Who knows, maybe if they had grounded it after the Turkish crash there never would have an AA191. And in those 16 da...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

American, Southwest, United Airlines can no longer fly on Canadian destinations. Satelite data seems to have switched the button for Canadian Authorities. Similarities between the LionAir & Ethiopian flight profiles, that apparently weren't available earlier. Southwest doesn't even fly to Canad...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Wow, so truly only AA, WN and UA remain as the only operators of MAX aircraft. And potentially any flights UA or AA have into Canada on the MAX will need to be changed to a NG or 320/319 (or others). I don’t think a lot of AA and UA planes going into Canada were using the MAX, but I wouldn’t be sur...

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by flybynight
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Canadian Minister states the similarities between the two crashes has passed a certain treshold that warranted this action. That doesn’t mean the causes are related but the there is enough causality to warrant the grounding. It makes sense frankly to be cautious instead of being overconfident such a...

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by flybynight
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

So at this point most countries and airlines have grounded their MAX’s. Canada and the US are close to being the only ones left. I would be will be willing to bet Canada will join soon. Why would Southwest and AA even take any chances at this point? Early information from the CEO of Ethiopian indica...

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by flybynight
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716249

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

And Norwegian is now grounding their fleet. Which is a pretty big deal.

I really think AA and Southwest should follow, along with WestJet and Air Canada.

There are too many unknowns and commonalities to not take cautionary path.

And oh my the liability if something else occurs with a MAX!

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by flybynight
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718483

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Living just 20 minutes from Boeing's main plant in Everett, we get a lot of news locally about anything that impacts the company (the 737 is assembled a little further away in Renton, WA). 1 - The number one thing right now is condolences to the families and loved ones. The pain has to be just about...

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by flybynight
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?
Replies: 47
Views: 5477

Re: Could AS + B6 = rebrand as "National Airlines" ?

From a name perspective, I like Blue Alaska. I am curious, though, if AS would be even able buy JetBlue so soon after Virgin. Seems to me that AS has its hands full with Virgin still. Now it seems like a good match with JetBlue being strong on the east coast and AS just the opposite. Two pieces of a...

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by flybynight
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement
Replies: 123
Views: 23655

Re: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement

A321LR with aux tanks will do fine with SEA and DEN but struggle with California. If the XLR with large built-in center tank is built and has range as anticipated it will have no trouble with any U.S. destination. Same problem as the A330 suggested upthread... they are big, heavy, thirsty, and need...

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by flybynight
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement
Replies: 123
Views: 23655

Re: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement

I can see them starting to fly to LA and few other destinations. If so, can the NEO's make it that far? Not even sure about SFO. Seems like SEA would be the limit? We obviously don't know what the 797 will be able to do. A321LR with aux tanks will do fine with SEA and DEN but struggle with Californ...

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by flybynight
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1727
Views: 387462

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I always hate these headlines. The biggest concern is taking care of the family and loved ones of those three pilots. Answers almost always came after an investigation and hopefully whatever caused this can be used to improve either the technology, the mechanical "bits", or pilot training ...

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by flybynight
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement
Replies: 123
Views: 23655

Re: Icelandair negotiating with Boeing and Airbus for a 757 replacement

I can see them starting to fly to LA and few other destinations. If so, can the NEO's make it that far? Not even sure about SFO. Seems like SEA would be the limit? We obviously don't know what the 797 will be able to do. Whoever suggested a few used 787's, this makes sense. Kind of the same issues w...

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by flybynight
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup
Replies: 21
Views: 2541

Re: Seattle-Area a.nut meetup

Certainly possible based on the schedule. Since I live both in the Snohomish area as well as in Vancouver BC, I am pretty busy.

But would love to based on schedule. Should be a lot of aviation knowledge in the PNW!

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by flybynight
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery
Replies: 661
Views: 133178

Re: Confirmed: British Airways to paint 4 aircraft in retro livery

BA should change to British Racing Green. That would be a cool look. Ain't gonna happen, but it would be sweet.

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by flybynight
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021
Replies: 870
Views: 104910

Re: Official: Airbus announces A380 production to end in 2021

I wonder if this is the end of 4-engine passenger planes as well. It is still comforting knowing there are 4 engines out on those wings while flying long distances. And it is just cool being on an Airbus A380, 340 or Boeing 747. No offense to the 787's, 777's, A350's and A330's, but yawn. Even thoug...

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by flybynight
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused
Replies: 91
Views: 14665

Re: Passenger suing United for shattered windscreen and fear it caused

In the case of rapid depressurization in the cockpit, wouldn't the pilot generally speaking be kept in their seat if they are wearing their seatbelts, especially the 5-point harness they wear in the cockpit? I think back to the miracle of that BA flights years ago, but also sadly the person who died...

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 4077

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

I can confirm that there are currently no plans to make SEA A-380 compliant, new international gates and FIS or not. It saddens me as I am a huge fan of large flying things and I am certain EK would use the A380 here if they could. I figured that would be the likely answer. I am sure you're correct...

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 4077

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

Prost wrote:
And the POS would end up spending $100-200 Million to make SEA A380 compliant for one airplane and one flight. Don’t put that bug in the POS ear, they love spending money.


POS being Port of Seattle, not..... ;)

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by flybynight
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 4077

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

It has been talked about a lot here. But with a new international terminal coming in the not too distant future, are any plans on the necessary upgrades to bring the A380 to SEA on the drawing board? I could see BA and LH (maybe) in the summer. EK I would think as a definite upgrade to an A380. Mab...

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by flybynight
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2953

Re: SAS trans Atlantic service

I flew them last September from EWR-CPH and CPH-ORD both in Y. You only get 1 soda for free with the meal, if you want more you also have to pay. That is something that you get for free at some LCC's!! Besides that the flight was good and I would fly them again. I've heard this about the soda. Is t...

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by flybynight
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 4077

Any change with the A380 and SEA

It has been talked about a lot here. But with a new international terminal coming in the not too distant future, are any plans on the necessary upgrades to bring the A380 to SEA on the drawing board? I could see BA and LH (maybe) in the summer. EK I would think as a definite upgrade to an A380. Mabe...

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by flybynight
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 97
Views: 12317

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 upgrade...

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2953

Re: SAS trans Atlantic service

Yes, to be clear - ANY alcohol needed to be purchased in economy. Only water, juice and soda was free. I think on legacy carriers this is still unusual. By legacy I mean carriers like - BA, KLM, LH, Finnair, Swiss, SK, etc As mentioned above, Aer Lingus is another legacy where you will have to pay ...

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2953

Re: SAS trans Atlantic service

Yes, to be clear - ANY alcohol needed to be purchased in economy. Only water, juice and soda was free.

I think on legacy carriers this is still unusual. By legacy I mean carriers like - BA, KLM, LH, Finnair, Swiss, SK, etc

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by flybynight
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SAS trans Atlantic service
Replies: 11
Views: 2953

SAS trans Atlantic service

I used to fly SK a fair amount from SEA- CPH. In December 2018 I flew them again, but between EWR and OSL this time. I flew economy over and business coming back, so an interesting comparison. 1 - SK makes you pay for any alcoholic drink in economy. That's new to me! I understand on discount airline...

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by flybynight
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12859

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

Until my last two Airbus flights that viewpoint aligned with the type of service I received. It wasn’t outright bad, but a bit “I’m better than you/I’m disinterested.” They won't last long if they maintain that attitude; AS tracks customer satisfaction scores very closely with detailed scorecards t...

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12859

Re: Are VX employees liking working for AS

I didn't know the F/A's didn't integrate yet. Makes sense because of the different planes and cabins. Are the NEO's coming with AS cabins?

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by flybynight
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do VX employees like working for AS?
Replies: 67
Views: 12859

Do VX employees like working for AS?

I was reading some comments from a friend who is a Gold 75k with AS. Recently he flew to SEA from somewhere in California on a Virgin Airbus. He found the F/A's not up to the usual AS level of service. Several other people made similar comment as well. Personally I have not flown on a Virgin flight ...

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by flybynight
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS
Replies: 145
Views: 20264

Re: AS Announces long awaited PAE flights on sale now, WN transfers slots to AS

Excited about this since I live about 20 minutes away. I wonder about possible expansion assuming this goes well for AS ( which I have to assume it will).

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?

2 737-700's, N611AS and N619AS, have been outfitted with the new interiors. They mostly have been up in Alaska since the refurbishment. N628VA is currently at GSO for the refresh. I would expect it to break cover sometime around the investor day in New York on 11/27. The frame will probably make a ...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Re: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?

chunhimlai wrote:
Will ot be a flat with bathroom and bath tank and king size bed and sofa with masssge chair?


Yes, in Alaska's new fleet of A380's.

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aren't AS' new first class due soon?
Replies: 10
Views: 1926

Aren't AS' new first class due soon?

Seems like it was a long time ago that AS announced new menus and seats for first class. I don't think I've seen a plane with it yet, or heard of one with it. Are there some out there now? Along those lines, weren't the F/A's (and maybe the pilots too?) getting new uniforms? I don't think I've seen ...

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by flybynight
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 968
Views: 156724

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

I don't think replacing FI's 757 would work in all markets (with WOW's A321's). I believe the 752's have a slightly longer range, which is important for cities like Portland, Vancouver, Anchorage and Seattle.

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