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by ASFlyer
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

2) Turbulence doesn't stop people from getting up to walk to the bathroom. I can't imagine why it would stop anyone from getting up and getting the dog down. Even if I wasn't the owner I probably would have stood up and removed the dog. The fact that nobody took any action is odd. . Flight attendan...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

well there's another story out today that clarifies a few things 1)United's policy on pets in cabin apparently dictates that hey b carried under seat 2) Apparently there was enough turbulence that the family could not stand up to check on the dog 3 Apparently the family tried to get the flight atte...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight

Let me ask people here a simple question: Do we have to obey an FA;s instructions or not? If not, when arw we allowed to not follow them? And we we do not follow them how are we assured that we will not be impacted (financially or otherwise - by being pulled off and/or having to pay for another fli...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

My second point is why would you just stand there and video the incident. Refuse to comply. Let the FA get the Captain or the agents involved. As long as you aren't creating a scene or being disrespectful, it's near impossible that anyone would agree that an animal should be put into an overhead bi...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Complaining on a plane to the Captain will get you thrown off the plane. This is what United has turned travel into. Most people are afraid to speak up, especially to the pilot. Hpw many times have we heard the pilot say to remove the passenger for safety reasons. Its time United stopped bullying i...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Please point out the "policy or rule" of the airline that allowed this to happen. Or are you going to add more inaccuracies to the wild blizzard of them in this thread? Good lord, people just make up whatever version of the story they like and run with it. If there wasn't a policy or rule...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

My second point is why would you just stand there and video the incident. Refuse to comply. Let the FA get the Captain or the agents involved. As long as you aren't creating a scene or being disrespectful, it's near impossible that anyone would agree that an animal should be put into an overhead bi...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

I just think you've got your priorities out of order. There is something very very broken in the policies and rules of airlines that allow an animal of any sort to be put in an overhead locker under any circumstances. The fact that some people even thought it up and possibly put it in writing/train...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

I just think you've got your priorities out of order. There is something very very broken in the policies and rules of airlines that allow an animal of any sort to be put in an overhead locker under any circumstances. The fact that some people even thought it up and possibly put it in writing/train...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

There are flight attendants who abuse their position and who DO bully pax. We've seen and read these incidents. They threaten people with being pulled off a flight ... or being "met by the police upon landing" .. we've even seen the vids .. like the case of that inbecile AA cowboy flight ...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

There are flight attendants who abuse their position and who DO bully pax. We've seen and read these incidents. They threaten people with being pulled off a flight ... or being "met by the police upon landing" .. we've even seen the vids .. like the case of that inbecile AA cowboy flight ...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

If you had bothered to read the article - and looked at the photo - it was clear that the bag was a pet carrier, not some "black duffel bag". If the flight attendant couldn't spot a pet carrier, with a reportedly barking dog in it, then he or she probably shouldn't be a flight attendant. ...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

And the usual clapping seals come out. "Airline can do no wrong". "Need both sides of the story". "Sounds suspicious". blah blah blah. Basically, it would appear that there is a relatively high proportion of UA flight attendants that are simply put too stupid to be ent...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

Actually it does, which is why you're not getting it apparently. Wow, I guess I need to go back to grammar school, because I believe that "you're an only you are in charge..." makes no sense. Either "you're in charge" which I'm not, "you and only you are in charge", wh...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 34474

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

As usual, the A.net jury and judges have tried and convicted based on a couple people's testimony and not hearing from the people actually involved as yet. With respect to the statement from United - at this point, what else can they say that isn't going to be a PR nightmare. Owning it, regardless o...

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by ASFlyer
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO
Replies: 47
Views: 5227

Re: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO

This is way out from left field and highly unlikely, but what if SY set-up a seasonal focus city out of PDX as a connecting point to Hawaii or Alaska? At 26 airplanes, it wouldn't be a massive operation by any means, but sort of like what they do out of DFW. With all respect, they announced a 3x a ...

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by ASFlyer
Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO
Replies: 47
Views: 5227

Re: Sun Country adds PDX-MCO

This is way out from left field and highly unlikely, but what if SY set-up a seasonal focus city out of PDX as a connecting point to Hawaii or Alaska? At 26 airplanes, it wouldn't be a massive operation by any means, but sort of like what they do out of DFW. With all respect, they announced a 3x a ...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United tells pax her bag is too large, despite it fitting
Replies: 85
Views: 10145

Re: United Airlines Tells Flier Her bag is to Big, Despite it Fitting

Nomadd wrote:
That bag's small enough to be a personal item. The story is a little odd.


No, it's not. She has to jam it into the personal item sizer. If she wants to have carry-on bags she should not buy a ticket that explicitly prohibits them without paying.

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by ASFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!
Replies: 89
Views: 20268

Re: Alaska Air A321neo More to Love Livery Revealed!

There is much abuzz in the industry that AS has had a come to Jesus moment in regard to its original decision to install its vanilla domestic first class on cross country flights. Lots of chatter that AS is talking to seat manufacturers about a sub-fleet of cross country premium equipped first clas...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 5526

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

Flyguy This, to me, is the most logical answer. It’s all about costs and the ability to find decent crew accommodations. Hawaii flying could be supported by any base they already have. Someone mentioned stationing ETOPS pilots at LAX. I certainly can’t speak for how southwest intends on operating, ...

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by ASFlyer
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 5526

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

This, to me, is the most logical answer. It’s all about costs and the ability to find decent crew accommodations. Hawaii flying could be supported by any base they already have. Someone mentioned stationing ETOPS pilots at LAX. I certainly can’t speak for how southwest intends on operating, but Ala...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 5526

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

Goes right in line with their Hawaii timeline. Why would one thing have to do with another? They already have an OAK base, and a PHX base, both which would be fully capable of staffing Hawaii flying easily enough. At that, any of their bases could easily staff Hawaii flying. An LAX base isn't a pre...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018
Replies: 37
Views: 5526

Re: WN announces intention to open LAX crew base in Q4 2018

Goes right in line with their Hawaii timeline. Why would one thing have to do with another? They already have an OAK base, and a PHX base, both which would be fully capable of staffing Hawaii flying easily enough. At that, any of their bases could easily staff Hawaii flying. An LAX base isn't a pre...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 6464

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

Actually, Alaska’s California based crews already receive better disability benefits then all other flight crews. This is totally about the bottom line. I guarantee you Alaska did a cost benefit analysis and it came out that the chance of a win would save enough money to justify the legal expenses ...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 6464

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

These are companies with 4+ weeks of PTO. The issue is one group now has a different PTO rules than another. Does the company just get to dictate to WA employees how their PTO is allocated? No. RLA negotiators must come in and settle this. These aren't companies who give zero time off. The issue is...

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by ASFlyer
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fitness celeb removed from AA flight-video
Replies: 27
Views: 5999

Re: Fitness celeb removed from AA flight-video

Interesting. I think younger folks today are just a bit too tightly wound and may need some remedial lessons in common sense to discern when and how to react to off-the-cuff comments. Yes the passenger's comment sounded sarcastic and simply acknowledging that she needed to be back in her seat would...

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by ASFlyer
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fitness celeb removed from AA flight-video
Replies: 27
Views: 5999

Re: Fitness celeb removed from AA flight-video

Ridiculous non-story. TMZ doing their job with extreme diligence as always. I disagree. The FA obviously took the “sure I want to get off” sarcastic remark and ran. The FA was a big part of this. Also why was the Captain back there and not the trained customer service professional? I’m facr his “th...

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by ASFlyer
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 188135

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Wow what an emotional post. Relax dude, AS is starting to make some strides, with their livery, power, movies etc. Still has a ways to go, and that extends to their lackluster route network. This “emotional post” is in direct response to comments you made regarding their 1:brand and 2:offerings onb...

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by ASFlyer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 8256

Re: New Uniforms for AS

You throw your uniform design out there to solicit response yet can't stand when someone is not a fan? If you see a troll you're too close to the mirror. I'll say it again. The pilots look unprofessional as do rolled up sleeves on a male flight attendant. My opinion. This is about the AS uniform, n...

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by ASFlyer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 8256

Re: New Uniforms for AS

It's not there, and having it would be off-brand, which AS would never, ever permit. Everything has to be on-brand, and that's why you're seeing so many of the older, special liveries disappear. from a employee relations standpoint a tiny splash of pink or something from the old Virgin might make t...

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by ASFlyer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 8256

Re: New Uniforms for AS

It's not there, and having it would be off-brand, which AS would never, ever permit. Everything has to be on-brand, and that's why you're seeing so many of the older, special liveries disappear. Although, United still flies the old Continental livery, and there are plenty of off-brand retro jets st...

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by ASFlyer
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Uniforms for AS
Replies: 54
Views: 8256

Re: New Uniforms for AS

Plenty of pilots still wear a leather jacket when they show up to the plane (particularly regional pilots and these uniforms appear to include QX, at least on the ground handling side) and its cold out. Giving them a company approved/branded/funded jacket works out great for all involved. The only ...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 21236

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

Now that we've established that all PAE flights will be op'd with EMJs, it seems that all these 13 daily departures will require several EMJs. I hope they have enough new ones coming online, plus enough slack in the fleet to start these routes without having to pull any a/c from existing routes. Of...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 21236

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

ooslc wrote:
ASFlyer wrote:
Yup, all E75’s on QX


But I asked where it says that. The press release just says all-jet service.


Sorry, I was responding to another post and didn’t properly quote it. I read the all QX thing on the internal announcement.

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 28152

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

Frequent flyer elite program ends March 1st. http://onemileatatime.img.boardingarea.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Sun-Country-Elite.png https://www.suncountry.com/Explore/Our-Products/ufly-rewards-program/ELITE.html Makes sense. Why give away so many perks which serve as the core of ancillary earn...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE
Replies: 167
Views: 21236

Re: Alaska announces 8 destinations to be served from PAE

Yup, all E75’s on QX

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by ASFlyer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4812

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

https://twitter.com/gpbwesh/status/952545713648488448 Media reporter on board: Allegiant just announced there is a missing panel on our plane from NC to Sanford, nothing mechanical, nothing to worry about they say. Maintenance is coming to document it and it will get fixed in Sanford, please pray f...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 flying with a missing panel?
Replies: 26
Views: 4812

Re: G4 flying with a missing panel?

https://twitter.com/gpbwesh/status/952545713648488448 Media reporter on board: Allegiant just announced there is a missing panel on our plane from NC to Sanford, nothing mechanical, nothing to worry about they say. Maintenance is coming to document it and it will get fixed in Sanford, please pray f...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS PHX-Mexico History
Replies: 23
Views: 2412

Re: AS PHX-Mexico History

AS offered SEASJD and SEAPVR service, with one stop in PHX. The local PHXSJD and PHXPVR loads were so-so, but the main reason for them existing in the first place was the direct, same-plane service via LAX would often get sold out with local traffic LAXSJD and LAXPVR, so to ensure the SEASJD custom...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS PHX-Mexico History
Replies: 23
Views: 2412

Re: AS PHX-Mexico History

One of the issue with the AS service, on the return the flight had to use T4 for immigration and then the plane was towed to T2. Continuing passengers then had to hop on a bus to proceed to T2. Wasn't the best arrangement. Actually, this was not the case. They actually re-boarded the passengers at ...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS PHX-Mexico History
Replies: 23
Views: 2412

Re: AS PHX-Mexico History

AS offered SEASJD and SEAPVR service, with one stop in PHX. The local PHXSJD and PHXPVR loads were so-so, but the main reason for them existing in the first place was the direct, same-plane service via LAX would often get sold out with local traffic LAXSJD and LAXPVR, so to ensure the SEASJD custom...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on
Replies: 125
Views: 21248

Re: Alaska "Beyond" problems, Seattle Times finally catches on

AS was not in a lose-lose situation but they put themselves into it by choosing to stick with the Alaska brand instead of the Virgin brand. Despite the royalties paid to Branson, the Virgin brand and product sells well in the millennial demographics that everyone is after. They just bet on the wron...

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by ASFlyer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus
Replies: 56
Views: 3675

Re: JetBlue Crewmembers to receive $1000 tax reform bonus

Well, seeing that "Jet Blue" is the official carrier of Progressives in America, I expect these crew members to donate that extra money to their favorite charities.... After all, were it not for Republicans and (dare I say it....?) President Trump, none of the economic boom that is happen...

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by ASFlyer
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?
Replies: 78
Views: 12400

Re: Tax reform = AS quickly replaces Airbus with Boeing?

All this discussion about what Alaska management considered or didn't consider when they bought VX. Honestly, nobody here knows. Nobody. Only AS management knows what their long term fleet plan is going to be - and we'll all know when they tell us. At the end of the day, that's the short of it.

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by ASFlyer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 188135

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Compared to DL/NW, AA/US, and WN/FL this is a mess. Please explain the logic underlying that conclusion, and be specific. They bought into an airline to stop a competitor from buying them first Absolutely! AS saw California as being their expansion plans for the next two decades, and letting a capa...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 188135

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

[ It’s disdain because AS plucking small features and missing the forest from the trees when they had an opening to think bigger and more long term. I'd like to hear what's not being done that you feel should be. Your ideas cannot incorporate the color red or the name "Virgin" in any way,...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 188135

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Here's the funny thing; if you talk to AS flight attendants, they're at least intrigued by the thought of ordering from your seat and doing tray service. If you talk to most VX flight attendants, they're elated at the thought of traditional cart service instead of waiting for orders to come in and ...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 831
Views: 188135

Re: Alaska Airlines starts repainting Airbus fleet

Instead of dinging that attendant call button bell or sometimes eagerly anticipating the drink cart to make an appearance at some point down the aisle during a flight I think that the food/drink on demand option is far more efficient for both the crew and passengers rather than one maybe two servic...

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by ASFlyer
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 33208

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

I know that you're looking for EA CO AS's perspective, and not necessarily mine, but I think under our current administration, an AS/B6 merger would be approved. They may be required to divest minimal assets, but the big 4 don't have a leg to stand on if they were to protest. The only valid argumen...

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by ASFlyer
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery
Replies: 169
Views: 33208

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils A321neo "Most West Coast" livery

I would love it if they would announce a merger with JetBlue. It would make Alaska (or more likely, JetBlue would be the surviving airline name - if they had any sense) a formidable national competitor. I see that happening in the next 5 years, but first, AS joins oneworld - which I believe will ha...

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