nry wrote:With heavy government subsidies to build it.
par13del wrote:It could also be that WN does not have partners performing routes with Regional Jets.
Not a chance of this thing flying pax in the US. Even with zero labor costs, 19 seats is not profitable under 121 regs, it's very simple. I am not sure if you have noticed, but the economics of it all just changed dramatically. The economics of running a 121 certificate haven't. It won't happen, pe...Jump to post
BTW - this thread got me reading late into the night about the Aleutian fishing/canning industry and the "Alaska Marine Highway". Fascinating stuff. If you are into this sort of thing, the State has regional long-range transportation plans that are just a blast. The State maintains ships,...Jump to post
How much is actually needed here? They have the engineering credibility: I've not read anyone stating that they are making bad aircraft, just bad decisions regarding scope. Do they need an aviation partner, or do they simply need a financial partner? If it's the latter, then a lot more options are o...Jump to post
Modern passenger aircraft have a lot more cargo capacity then their predecessors. A 777 is effectively a direct replacement for a 747 combi.Jump to post
So, if Boeing is looking not to spend the money on a new family, and airlines need a smaller aircraft then the 787, is there space for combi 787? Build a wing for the 787-3 with a folding tip to match 767 gates while remaining aerodynamically viable, build a cargo hold after the main deck and try fo...Jump to post
Before this hit, AS Cargo was talking about wanting a 738 once the MAXes were flying again, reducing the demand for passenger 738s in the fleet. Now that AS is flying 739s as bulk loaded freighters, has anyone heard anything about whether AS Cargo is going to get their wish? There is a reasonable ch...Jump to post
How did a thread about a quarterly report stating that AS has the reserves to survive more then a year without an improvement in the present situation shift so quickly to merger assumptions? Are people thinking that AS is daft enougufh to be wanting to buy?Jump to post
The airport wants to relate the most high profile trail. ? What does this mean?. It means I shouldn't post from my phone. "Relocate." As explained below, it's not going to happen. It would involve building a new runway 50 feet off the end of a 100-foot bluff. The cost is eye-watering for ...Jump to post
Memphis??? I suspect this was just for one day because Fedex doesn’t run a full schedule on Saturday. Lame. Not lame, rather sprightly PR. Anchorage is a city made livable by its parks and trails. The airport wants to relate the most high profile trail. Additionally, for the last two summers, the N...Jump to post
morrisond wrote:Continuing my discussion with myself - this isolation may really getting to me.
Revelation wrote:... a modified 767-X is still in play, but no time soon IMO.
AS is seeking FAA approval to fly six passenger 737-900s as freighters in the near term:
https://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Passe ... 42531.html
EA CO AS wrote:The latest, pre-COVID, was that the 737MAX9 and A321NEO were the contenders for the next aircraft order, which would be for 200 airframes.
At this point, Alaska should plan for Wright and Ryan Air to fill the gap. Ravn should be persuaded to sell its owned tangible assets to the two. And Grant, and Bering Air, and Wings of Alaska. We have the most pilots per capita of anywhere in the nation. Its but like we won't have options when Rav...Jump to post
Wingtips56 wrote:Is there any market for the used 717s? I don't see a value in an exchange if they would just be junked. Are they less-used than HA's current fleet on 717s, that could at least extend 717 flying those short hops in Hawaii?
SEA is not a must-win for Delta. It is for Alaska. As such, the opportunity cost for Delta will be much greater. What else is Alaska going to do with its metal?Jump to post
How large is an aircraft could the Boring-Embraer partnership realistically build?Jump to post
What sort of weight savings world removing the seats being? How many flights before those savings exceed the labor cost involved?Jump to post
I wonder why Alaska, which supposedly does not have the 86K lb. scope limit restriction for their Horizon operations, has been ordering E175E1's, rather than E2's? Perhaps the efficiency gain does not offset the capital costs? A) The E2 isn't in service yet and won't be for a while B) Just because ...Jump to post
I would think if they wanted to DUT direct from ANC they would subcontract the SAAB 2000, once the accident investigation is completed and it is cleared to fly to DUT, to one of the remaining companies. Except those SAABs are a part of Ravn Air Group. They may well not be available. Is there any pr...Jump to post
Obviously we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out, but I suspect it’s actually the total opposite. The moment people are allowed to leave their homes and get back out there the demand for cheap getaways will pick up, and I would suspect much faster than the demand for expensive business travel ...Jump to post
I understand that I am speaking in hypotheticals here since no one is in the position to be talking takeovers right now, but if AS were to purchase Ravn, would that work as a poison pill against someone trying to acquire AS since everything Ravn flys would fall under the scope clause that AS does no...Jump to post
Hi, I just have some question about Tu-154's brother, Tu-134. From this video on Youtube (18:14) recording a Vietnam Airlines flight in 1996, I notice that the luggage cabinets cannot be closed. Can anyone verify this? Is this mean that when there is disturbance or heavy shakes, the luugage fill fa...Jump to post
Earlier, it was reported that Alaska Air Cargo wanted to get their hands on a -800, but that was unlikely before the Max started flying. Has anyone heard if 1) the cargo market is still strong enough to warrant this and 2) if such a dramatic reduction in passenger service might free up an -800 for c...Jump to post
But, when people get cooped up, they will make up for lost time, once they can get out and about. When they can. A lot of my friends are now unemployed. Even assuming this resolves quickly, it'll be awhile before they have built the reserves to start traveling. We have a Federal Reserve Bank Presid...Jump to post
With recommendations being that we stay 6 feet away from each other, I doubt 1 inch of seat width will make any bit of difference. Nothing short of long-haul first-class style seating will really ensure that level of distancing, and there’s no way that’s economical on any serious commercial scale. ...Jump to post
Why do you think this will take a year to sort out? This won't really go away without large scale vaccination. Given the need for human testing first, even with the CDC forging animal testing we're looking at 18 months in the US. U don't know what the rules are for other counties, but i can't imagi...Jump to post
Much is the changes that will need to be made ate in the ground, and hit directly controlled by the airlines themselves.
Right now, the image of airline safety in a pandemic is the security queue.
Alaska has all cargo 737-700s Of course, the remote Alaskan communities need that cargo airlift...could be considered their "lifeblood." Coming and going. AS runs a lot of fish out of Alaska, but they might not work as well this year. The canneries rely on bunkhouses of outsiders to opera...Jump to post
I know that this is an airline forum, but how comparable goods such as state railroaded in Europe doing?Jump to post
Delta? I mean, how much more "South" can you get?Jump to post
Just don't understand why the UK is exempt while the rest of the continent is a no-go zone. Belgium, Austria, Greece, Czech Republic, Finland, Portugal, etc, have fewer cases and will take a huge hit from being blocked compared to the UK. So why not an entire travel ban? Or at least a continental b...Jump to post
Assuming they lose the lease on the current manufacturing facility, what's to stop them from building their new line with the capability to build 300s alongside the 400s?
This is an honest question; I know next to nothing about the process.
Also is there enough difference between the Q300 and Q400 operating costs to justify removing flexibility from the fleet? A Q400 can carry the Q300’s max of 56 passengers.. a Q300 can’t carry the Q400s max of 76 passengers. BBD sort of tested the waters in this with the 400 Combi. Few enough passen...Jump to post