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by JayWings
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors
Replies: 52
Views: 6895

Re: Compass F/A GEG base & AS flying rumors

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.

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by JayWings
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7839

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

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.


I have heard 1Q of 18 is the first painted and converted Airbus into full AS, but nothing official.

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by JayWings
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18
Replies: 49
Views: 7839

Re: All VX flights now AS flights starting 25APR18

KICT wrote:
How is April 25, 2018 "soon"?


For the 5th largest airline in the US, which previously had not specified when this would happen, that's soon.

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by JayWings
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery
Replies: 92
Views: 17891

Re: Alaska Airlines unveils San Francisco Giants A321 livery

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.

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by JayWings
Sat Jul 29, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 42663

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

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...

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by JayWings
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska CEO on Airbus
Replies: 254
Views: 42663

Re: Alaska CEO on Airbus

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...

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by JayWings
Sat Jul 08, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America
Replies: 73
Views: 17984

Re: Alaska Has Started Integrating Virgin America

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...

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by JayWings
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 10645

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

ericm2031 wrote:
Does QX offer a flow-through program to AS like many of the wholly-owned regionals are doing?

Nope. From what I've heard it is currently HARDER to get a job flying for mainline AS if you are at QX.

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by JayWings
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL releases anti-ME3 video
Replies: 196
Views: 21920

Re: DL releases anti-ME3 video

I just had to chuckle when they talked about poor Qantas getting backed into a corner and essentially turned into a regional feeder for the ME3.

So basically exactly what DL tried to do to AS 5 years ago in Seattle?

:stirthepot: :stirthepot: :stirthepot:

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by JayWings
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage
Replies: 67
Views: 10645

Re: AS Horizon Cancellations due to Pilot Shortage

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...

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by JayWings
Tue May 23, 2017 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Use of Rear Exit on Southwest at SJC?
Replies: 15
Views: 3230

Re: Use of Rear Exit on Southwest at SJC?

I don't know about Southwest, but Alaska regularly uses the L2 door to deplane in SJC during daylight hours!

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by JayWings
Tue May 02, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 36417

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Really enjoy this refresh! I wish the lei was either natural shades of green or the pinks and purples of the logo to really finish it off but that's my only critique. Over all very well done!

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by JayWings
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?
Replies: 15
Views: 2828

Re: Will Alaska Airlines add nonstops from Houston or Phoenix to California?

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...

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by JayWings
Wed Apr 12, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska to Keep DAL
Replies: 100
Views: 14084

Re: Alaska to Keep DAL

I'm excited for AS to finish replacing the old 400's with the new delivery 900's and start expanding mainline AS again! All the new adds are awesome and really strengthen the route network, but I'm ready for some more 737 routes! Come on 2018!

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by JayWings
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska New Portland/LAX adds
Replies: 38
Views: 5428

Re: Alaska New Portland/LAX adds

It's exciting to see AS/VX adding new flights, even if they are redeyes! Looking forward to the day when new aircraft coming on the property can provide growth, instead of replacing the departing 734s!

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by JayWings
Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VX A321 - which routes?
Replies: 22
Views: 5200

Re: VX A321 - which routes?

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... ;)


This comment got me!!! :D

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by JayWings
Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing vs Embraer Paint Schemes
Replies: 13
Views: 1941

Re: Boeing vs Embraer Paint Schemes

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 ...

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by JayWings
Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders
Replies: 166
Views: 28290

Re: AS Looking to Cancel VX Airbus Orders

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...

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by JayWings
Wed Feb 08, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS posts 4Q and full year 2016 record earnings
Replies: 32
Views: 3015

Re: AS posts 4Q and full year 2016 record earnings

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!

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by JayWings
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac gates
Replies: 33
Views: 4926

Re: Sea-Tac gates

Combi ops for Alaska usually happen at the outdoor N gates, as they have to use air stairs since they board from the L2 door.

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by JayWings
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger
Replies: 182
Views: 21513

Re: DOJ Approves AS/VX merger

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...

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by JayWings
Wed Dec 07, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.
Replies: 38
Views: 8240

Re: WN To Start Adding Scimitars To 73G Fleet.

Have heard talk that AS will be installing the scimitars on the -700's that are staying in the fleet, as well as on their new cargo -700's.

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