As disappointed with QX and AAG management as I am, I do believe that QX will be able to turn around. Now AS needs to make sure the same thing doesn't happen at mainline. Putting a side letter in establishing a flow through from QX to AS would go a long way.Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:QXAS wrote:Last I heard, conversions and repaints are not starting until 2019.
I'm not sure when the first takes place, but the last one is projected to be done by the end of 2019.
KICT wrote:How is April 25, 2018 "soon"?
I imagine they didn't put AS branding on what is currently a VX aircraft without having a single operating certificate. That should be coming together before this A/C rolls out of the paint shop. Just my 2 cents.Jump to post
You all can't sit here then and defend AS's hostile takeover of VX. They don't plan on keeping anything VX except for maybe the employees, if even. This was 110% an acquisition to dispose of a competitor, nothing more, nothing less. People complain of DL and B6 fanboys but AS fanboys are on a diffe...Jump to post
How quickly we forget the Convairs. And the Fokkers. And the Swearingens. And the Dorniers. And the 727s. Etc. Now that we got that out of our system..... :-) And the CRJs, which are temporarily coming back pretty soon! UGH!!! I know they need the planes due to the mismanagement of Horizon pilot hi...Jump to post
I guess Alaska should bring in: -> Seatback IFE that doesn't always work -> Seats that seem to have a high failure rate -> 100% Buy on Board -> Changing Premium Cabin to mirror Virgin - only a few select rows and are typically 50% to 100% more than the cost of a Y ticket -> Charge for each and ever...Jump to post
ericm2031 wrote:Does QX offer a flow-through program to AS like many of the wholly-owned regionals are doing?
I would also like to add that ALASKA brought this on Horizon. They threatened right up until the final minute of negotiations to give the airplanes (E175's) to Skywest. They even started contracting and opening routes with Skywest. As a result, Horizon didn't increase staffing levels to lead the E1...Jump to post
As others have said I think PHX to SFO/SJC and LAX are soon to come thanks to the E175 at QX/OO. IAH would probably require a mainline aircraft and that's something AAG won't have to spare in 2017. Replacing the 734's is the priority of new deliveries on the AS side of the operation. The few 321 NEO...Jump to post
EA CO AS wrote:comairguycvg wrote:They should take off Virgin America from the fuselage and replace it with Alaska and leave the rest the same....heritage aircraft.
Somewhere in Seattle, Sangita Woerner is gasping for breath and not entirely sure why...
Boeing's livery is "decades outdated?" Really? The livery itself is only a decade or so old. So, even if it is outdated today (and I, and many others probably, would disagree that it is), it's not "decades outdated." I meant the wave style House livery, you got it. If you don't ...Jump to post
AS wanted VX only to stop the potential growth of B6 out west and protect it's market share. It was a chess move plain and simple. Like the WN FL deal everything said about synergies and merging cultures is just a big old PR spin machine. AS will quietly and quickly kill off everything VX. Only thi...Jump to post
I'm hoping that AS management gives the A321 NEO a chance to exist in the fleet. I think it serves a need not even the incoming MAX fills with its extra capacity!Jump to post
I really think it's time to drop the "You said", "He said", "I said" debate and get on with the many decisions that AAG now faces and the questions that we here on A.net have about the results of the decisions. What routes will AAG start/end, what stations will be kept...Jump to post