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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Air updates
Replies: 7
Views: 1759

Re: California Pacific Air updates

Not sure how long this has been up on CPAir's website: RETURNING TO THE SKIES We have been busy huddling with our managers and consulting with industry experts. We are determined to restructure, calibrate and return to the skies. Our goal is to set out to do what we intended. However, this time we ...

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA
Replies: 85
Views: 11782

Re: OAG Changes 6/23/2019:AA Suspends ORD-RNO/ERI/BOI/CHS;DFW-OAK;AF Adds MIA-PTP;DL Increases BOS/SEA

ericm2031 wrote:
jplatts wrote:
ericm2031 wrote:

Except someone from the East Bay is going to have a very hard time getting to SFO or SJC with the horrendous traffic. OAK alone has 425k people and within that should have enough AA FFers to fill up a plane.



You can't fill an airplane if you don't advertise the service.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights
Replies: 15
Views: 2348

Re: Air Canada's mid-'90s Tristar flights

From what I understand, AC put the Tri-Stars on the YYZ-LAX flight in their response to Alaska's new LAX-YYZ service by dumping a ton of capacity on the route to kick AS out the route.

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by wedgetail737
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% in July 2019 compared to July 2017
Replies: 21
Views: 3117

Re: Spirit Airlines to increase Las Vegas capacity nearly 50% over two years

In 2020 I've heard there adding SNA,RNO,TUS,COS and ABQ. I agree that NK adding LAS-SNA, LAS-RNO, LAS-TUS, LAS-COS, and LAS-ABQ nonstop service will likely happen if NK adds service to LAS, RNO, TUS, COS, and ABQ. In addition, NK adding LAS-CLT, LAS-PHX, and LAS-RDU nonstop service will probably ha...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223
Replies: 50
Views: 9896

Re: Updated: JetBlue orders 13 A321XLR and 10 A223

Get those B6 Embraers while they last!

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Korean LCC thread (Air Premia, Aero K, Fly Gangwon)
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: New Korean LCC thread (Air Premia, Aero K, Fly Gangwon)

They should come up with a luxury airline called Gangnam Style Air. LOL!

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 26
Views: 4904

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

EduardoL wrote:
It will be two E175 with special paint ... they look beautiful


Are they both the same special paint?

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by wedgetail737
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts
Replies: 61
Views: 9194

Re: OAG Changes 6/16/2019:AI Extends JFK Suspension;MF Suspends SEA-SZX;NK Extension;WN AUG MAX Cuts

SEA is way over served to Asia. Not surprising to see MF pull out. That's too bad...but I totally agree that SEA is way over-served to Asia. With CX going to HKG (and going daily next month), I'm sure it is taking traffic away from MF. Ironically, MF increased their SEA-SZX frequency from 2X weekly...

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by wedgetail737
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery
Replies: 26
Views: 4904

Re: New Alaska/Horizon E175 Special Livery

I'm looking forward to seeing both!

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by wedgetail737
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11460

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Clear is a God send. However its true beauty is in coalition with PreCheck. Hopefully you have that - and you'll forever be grateful to the airport security Gods. What is CLEAR? http://www.clearme.com I just signed up a week ago and my first experience will be in a few hours at PHX; I'll report bac...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB
Replies: 27
Views: 3595

Re: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB

The irony is when DAB had the old, tiny terminal back in the late 80's/early 90's, DAB had several airlines like EA, DL, AA, PA Express, Presidential, CO and US. When DAB debuted their new terminal, they all left...even when some airlines went out of business.

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by wedgetail737
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11460

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

Ever picked someone up at SEA, especially on a summer evening? I do know someone who looked at PAE-PDX-OAK and said it was a four hour connection. I would think SMF is a candidate for PAE service also. I loved to drive out their at 11:30pm, pouring down rain, traffic backed up down the freeway, peo...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11460

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

I always felt like PDX-PAE was a weird route to do 4x daily. The only way it made sense was if the connection opportunities to east coast i.e. IAD, ATL, FLL, etc. were available, but they're not. Why would anyone want to connect from PAE to go to California when the E175 can do it fine and when PAE...

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by wedgetail737
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB
Replies: 27
Views: 3595

Re: Silver Airways to Suspend Service at DAB

It doesn’t surprise me.

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11460

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

PAE-SMF sounds right. That’s my guess too. PAE-OAK is my next guess. I don’t see PAE-GEG being that big of a market, but I could be wrong. Something like PAE-OGG could be a dark-horse if they are able to start mainline there. AS doesn't really have any interest in OAK. Loads between SEA and OAK are...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11460

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

DL has had no interest in PAE. Right or wrong believed PAE would merely come at expense of SEA route performance. I'm really surprised DL hasn't started service to SLC or even MSP... They have to have FFers north of Seattle that would love to fly out of PAE right? That's probably a reason why WN de...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11460

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

In a strange sort of way, I kind of wish AS does an early morning departure/late night arrival between SEA and PAE for better connectivity. But I'm pretty sure it won't happen...not cost effective. Why just go connect in Portland! Because SEA offers far more connection opportunities. I'm sure there...

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by wedgetail737
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11460

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

In a strange sort of way, I kind of wish AS does an early morning departure/late night arrival between SEA and PAE for better connectivity. But I'm pretty sure it won't happen...not cost effective.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)
Replies: 94
Views: 11460

Re: Alaska to announce new Paine Field route this week, along with other changes (June 3rd, 2019)

My guess is that some of the routes are not working out for AS...maybe there will be new mainline service. It appears AS is replacing a LAX flight with a PHX flight. Or UA is reducing their flights at PAE already.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

Re: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?

no more mergers please (even though I sadly agree AS & B6 will likely end up together), and SY has a loyal following in MSP, as well as an impressive growth strategy going on. Alaska is hanging thin, and will be for a few more years You'd just better hope some like F9 or NK doesn't go after B6....

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

Re: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?

AWACSooner wrote:
PDX-OKC and SAN-OKC. One flight a day from SEA is pathetic


For AS, that may be the only flight that makes business sense for them. Is there really a market for AS beyond the single E-175 nonstop? AS is truly an outsider in the lower Midwest.

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by wedgetail737
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?
Replies: 16
Views: 1499

Re: Where can/should Alaska Airlines expand routes next?

I don't think there will be too many more AS PHX outside of what you see. There's too much AA and WN there, IMHO. If anything, you will see additional frequencies...like PAE-PHX. PAE is a special case because you have to sacrifice one flight for another since they are maxed out at PAE. I think AS ne...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 208
Views: 36180

Re: Delta A220 route additions

I think you will eventually see the A220 extend current seasonal routes to year-round or near year-round, and add frequency to other routes. For example, both ONT and OAK could eventually benefit from more comprehensive service to ATL (frequencies closer to what you see in SMF or SJC, but on the A2...

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by wedgetail737
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 208
Views: 36180

Re: Delta A220 route additions

But I don’t get why DL’s using 220 to upgague elsewhere when they could be using them to open up new routes to ATL. BFI, IFP, BOI, IDA, GEG, BFL, etc. to ATL would print money!! I agree 100% there is so much untapped potential out of Atlanta that is being over looked and the A220 is the perfect pla...

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by wedgetail737
Tue May 28, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.
Replies: 34
Views: 4404

Re: Will Delta relaunch SEA-HKG when the A330neos arrive.

xxcr wrote:
Pretty sure DL let HKG go for good. It'll be a while before DL re-enters the HKG market. Their JV with KL is covering that area pretty well for them.


I think you mean KE through ICN...not KL...and besides, KL doesn't fly to SEA.

Why doesn't DL fly SEA-NGO? LOL!

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 27, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

RWA380 posted some departed flight links that showed Reno Air Express flew it several times a day with J31s. I'm pretty sure AA flew it express during their hub days. That's probably very true...I'm sure Wings West (AA Eagle) flew the route using J31 or SWM aircraft. Wings West also flew OAK-SBA br...

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 27, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

Yes...I agree that any EAT-OAK would definitely have to heavily subsidized. However, I don't think LF will go to ACV because of the proximity of CEC. I think there is some traffic that CEC is seeing is coming from ACV, since it's only an hour or so away. I still think it would be natural to see LF ...

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 27, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

I still think it would be natural to see LF fly the SBA-SJC route eventually. Nobody is flying the route currently, correct? Not that I'm aware of. I don't know if QX did the SJC-SBA route using a Q400. The last airline that I remember did that route was Pacific Coastal back in 1980's...yes, I'm ag...

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

LF was drawn to OAK-CEC for the subsidy. And later to PGA for that subsidy. But the rest of the flying they are doing in the West is at risk, and that seems to be going well. They are now running a second SBA-OAK-CEC return 4 days a week with no subsidy, plus adding SBA-SMF and I think a second SBA...

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 27, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

LF (or maybe others) would do it if the money is right, kind of like OAK-CEC.

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by wedgetail737
Sun May 26, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

"Contour's 30-seat ERJ" I was wondering how many seats Contour would fly into Wenatchee. More likely to fill a 30 passenger ERJ than a 50 passenger CRJ. Still I would think airfares would be expensive. Still I think this will fail. Pasco / Tri - Cities has 4 times the population than Wena...

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by wedgetail737
Sat May 25, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

I don't think LF will get larger aircraft. They are pretty satisfied with their 135s.

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by wedgetail737
Fri May 24, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments
Replies: 63
Views: 9308

Re: SEA IAF update and Ed Bastian comments

I would venture to think it likely DL ends up eventually with all of the B gates. Just a theory, I have no inside information. And it won't happen right away but after gates get added in the next project(s) on the north side of the D concourse and the North Satellite. I remember some saying DL woul...

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by wedgetail737
Wed May 22, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?
Replies: 28
Views: 2867

Re: Why didn't Delta keep their 747s longer?

They were gas-guzzlers compared to the equipment they have in their current fleet.

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by wedgetail737
Wed May 22, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations

sprxUSA wrote:
wedgetail737 wrote:
They need their operating certificate revoked.


No cause yet for 2nd accident and were they responsible for first? Quite a jump to revocation.


I could argue my point, there's no need. They will go out of business because no one will fly on them, despite the cause or who's fault it will be.

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by wedgetail737
Wed May 22, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: Alaska-based Taquan Air Suspends Operations

They need their operating certificate revoked.

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 20, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11564

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

I think half JBLM would be the easiest solution. They could set it up like CHS.

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by wedgetail737
Sat May 18, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

A little off the subject but I think LF will fly SJC-SBA next.

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by wedgetail737
Sat May 18, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour possible EAT-OAK
Replies: 60
Views: 4856

Re: Contour possible EAT-OAK

I’ll believe when I see it.

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by wedgetail737
Thu May 16, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy
Replies: 84
Views: 11712

Re: Seattle is Vancouver's greatest threat to Trans-Pacific airport hub supremacy

I don't think YVR or SEA have any influence with each other these days.

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by wedgetail737
Tue May 14, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts ORD
Replies: 71
Views: 13153

Re: OAG Changes 5/12/2019:AA New Routes;AS Cuts SNA-PVR/SJD;DL Adds BOS-MIA/PUJ/SRQ,LAX-OMA;G4;HU Delays CTU-ORD;OZ Cuts

The SNAPVR and SNASJD flights were cut to add 2X more SNASJC frequencies, going to 6X daily. The FF base appreciates frequencies, especially intra-CA, and this is a better use of those SNA slots. If AS were to gain additional slots the next time they're allocated, these routes could be considered f...

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by wedgetail737
Fri May 10, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6420

Re: California Pacific for sale

The California Pacific name/brand has zero value. This is all about the operating certificate. Investors are trying to jumpstart a startup somewhere. Let’s not mistake “name” and “value!” As a brand for example what would attract Californian’s? What name feels more “warm and fuzzy” to Californians?...

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by wedgetail737
Fri May 10, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6420

Re: California Pacific for sale

Every time I see the name 'California Pacific' mentioned on here I laugh to myself. Love the perseverence of the ownership but it was never anything more than a pipe dream. The name has absolutely no value and is unknown to anyone other than airliners.net members. But agree that the certificate doe...

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by wedgetail737
Thu May 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Contour negotiating interline agreement
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Contour negotiating interline agreement

I see that the interline agreement is only for service out of CLT.

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by wedgetail737
Wed May 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4330

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

Currently at PAE waiting for my connecting flight to PHX. What a lovely airport! Such a relaxed feeling, with non existent queues for check in/security. They did a really good job with the interior. Only thing is that the gate area is a bit crowded with 2-3 flights departing in close succession. Al...

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by wedgetail737
Wed May 08, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...
Replies: 33
Views: 4330

Re: PAE Everett, WA Update: Surprising to me...

I think AS will replace E75's with 737's or A32X airplanes on a couple of the PAE flights sooner rather than later. I would guess next summer. The E-175's are good airplanes to test the market.

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by wedgetail737
Mon May 06, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific for sale
Replies: 34
Views: 6420

Re: California Pacific for sale

TWA772LR wrote:
Virgin California...


No...I think that airline has been violated many times!

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by wedgetail737
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 4188

Re: New Alaska Airlines Special Livery

So...there are two now?

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