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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska future in Portland 2020
Replies: 60
Views: 7599

Re: Alaska future in Portland 2020

AS has a plan for PDX. I can’t elaborate further right now, but expect to hear more down the line.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?
Replies: 92
Views: 13343

Re: Is Alaska struggling at SFO?

I just feel that SFO is becoming less important in AS's network and will eventually be downgraded to focus city. Why AS cut so many routes from SFO in post VA and AS merger era? SFO is extremely important; the markets cut have really only been the ones AS initially added following the VX acquisitio...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights
Replies: 133
Views: 18975

Re: American Airlines And Qatar Airways Sign Codeshare Partnership + AA Exploring DOH Flights

Vasu is starting to break out of his shell and/or gotten fresh license to use all the toys in his sandbox. It’s exciting.

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by EA CO AS
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7149

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

Because BOS isn’t the financial capital of the world.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?
Replies: 198
Views: 37212

Re: 5 Years Later, When Will They Find MH370?

I simply cannot believe the UK or US did not run a nuclear sub over the area in the month after the accident and know where the ULB was. Ok, but which bit of the 230,000 square miles of search area would you have sent it to? That's more than twice the size of the United Kingdom. Just to explain met...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

AA and AS want to turn SEA into the new LAX/the DFW of the north Where is that written? AA just wants to leverage the huge feed AS already provides into SEA, and AS wants to encourage that by growing, providing even more connecting opportunities to support whatever international growth AA has in mi...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

TFawkes wrote:
Make SEA an international gateway? That's a bad joke.


How do you figure? Even if you take DL's international operation out of the equation, SEA is already a fairly substantial international gateway to/from Asia and Europe.

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by EA CO AS
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

AirFiero wrote:
I’d expect AS’s “focus cities” won’t see much growth


The entire 5 year plan hasn't been made public yet. All I'll say is that your expectation is incorrect. :)

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by EA CO AS
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I feel AS joining oneworld is the more crucial development, which gives AS better control of international passenger flows onto their own/codeshared oneworld flights by virtue of loyalty. That way, SkyTeam passengers are drawn to the DL flights and oneworld to the AS flights - establishing an actua...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar in PHX
Replies: 15
Views: 5040

Re: Qatar in PHX

Well then, unless I'm mistaken, the Saudi's USED TO come here to Mayo, maybe they switched? In any event, as to which hospitals/institutions, all I know is that PHX is one location of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, they have a campus in Goodyear, right off the I-10. There are a few other adva...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar in PHX
Replies: 15
Views: 5040

Re: Qatar in PHX

^The Saudi and other national royal families went to/go to the Cleveland Clinic, not the Mayo Clinic. Not sure if it’s still the case but there was a case a few years back where a Saudi national was routinely in PHX for cancer treatment. Ask most people in medicine and they’ll tell you that the PHX...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

AS will be keeping a mileage-based program.

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CobaltScar wrote:
This guy says this is a precursor to a Alaska/AA merger:

https://captainjetson.com/featured/alas ... t-partner/


That blogger is misinformed.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

AS had plans, It didn't work and its not on hold. Its dead. Some AS fan boys will blame it on the 737MAX delays And then you have some AS fan boys who actually believe this is growth. The ironic thing is DL wanted AS to join skyteam once upon a time and be the regional PNW feeder for them. AS refus...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It
Replies: 49
Views: 12489

Re: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It

Oliver2020 wrote:
Delta had this 767-200 ( The Spirit of Delta)since 1982.


With neither names nor signatures on it, but still cool nonetheless.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

TYWoolman wrote:
I always thought Delta could use Southwest to support international P2P flying, without the need for Southwest changing their business model


How would that work without interlining tickets or bags, which does, in fact, change their business model quite a bit?

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)
Replies: 204
Views: 23807

Re: JFK Terminal 8 Renovation Thread (2020)

FlyHPN wrote:
jfk777 wrote:
My question is where is Alaska going to go when BA closes up at T7 ?

I'm guessing after today's announcement, Alaska will be moving to T8.


AS is talking to PANYNJ and all leaseholders to determine the best location for them; I'd wager T8 is a good possibility, but it's not a slam-dunk.

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by EA CO AS
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

This is a true win-win for both carriers. AA gets bolstered by a strong West Coast network with great feed. AS gets to retain AA as a full earn/burn mileage partner, something that was due to end next month, while also gaining the ability to feed new international flights at SEA that DL doesn’t offe...

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by EA CO AS
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

This got lost up thread, but I wonder if AS will pull out of DAL and consolidate all its operations with AA at DFW? Probably a really stupid question - is Alaska allowed to give its gates at DAL to American? They already belong to AA. AA was forced to lease them to another carrier - which ended up ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It
Replies: 49
Views: 12489

Re: Delta Unveils Special A321 Livery With All 90,000 Employee Names On It

https://www.airlinereporter.com/2013/10 ... ed-livery/


The AS version had all the employees signatures. Regardless of who did it first, it’s a nice move.
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N983AN wrote:


The AS version had all the employees signatures. Regardless of who did it first, it’s a nice move.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

leftcoast8 wrote:
RIP the Alaska-Emirates partnership.


AS didn’t have to end any of their existing partnerships to join oneworld; the EK partnership will remain in place unless either AS or EK choose to end it for some reason.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

So they are going to get E2s since they are quasi Boeings now? The fleet decision will be 737 MAX 9 and MAX 10, A321NEO, or a combination thereof. Nothing smaller; AS wants to grow gauge. What does the delivery schedule look like for AS? How many airplanes, and when? There are ten 737 MAX 9s schedu...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

There are obviously others who know more inside information than me, but my question is this: If AS+AA will be so much better off than DL in SEA, than why didn’t DL just get AS to join SkyTeam six-years ago? I mean, AS and DL used to be pretty close friends, but ultimately DL made the decision that...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

I suppose this will mean the end of AS LAX-BOS. Not at all. AA has plenty capacity on LAX-BOS. No need for also-ran AS. If AS moves TCON capacity from LAX to SFO/SEA, they then can compete more effectively against DL/UA. It’s an alliance, not a JV. AS isn’t about to drop a market that works for the...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1207
Views: 139083

Re: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway

Dieuwer wrote:
I suppose this will mean the end of AS LAX-BOS.


Not at all.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

This is a way for AS to grow its network without receiving large numbers of airplanes. With the Max debacle, ALL airlines will be challenged to grow. Aside from a merger/acquisition, how else would you grow without airplanes? Here’s our answer. Who said AS isn’t getting airplanes? The oneworld part...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Jaws are dropping today. Mine isn't. the headline here is AA making SEA an INTL Hub. I have always assumed AS would join One world and this is going back 2 years at least. AS deciding to be a feeder for AA in SEA is exactly what DL wanted them to be. So whats changed except that the national player...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video
Replies: 75
Views: 2578

Re: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video

I don’t think Sondland or Vindman’s attorneys would focus on the ‘livelihood’ aspect, rather ‘interference with lawful employment’. And they're free to pursue that in the form of a civil suit if they choose, but they don't get to determine whether or not a crime was committed under 18 USC 1512 or 1...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video
Replies: 75
Views: 2578

Re: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video

I don’t think Sondland or Vindman’s attorneys would focus on the ‘livelihood’ aspect, rather ‘interference with lawful employment’. And they're free to pursue that in the form of a civil suit if they choose, but they don't get to determine whether or not a crime was committed under 18 USC 1512 or 1...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video
Replies: 75
Views: 2578

Re: Facebook and Twitter decline Pelosi request to delete Trump video

the law is the law: 18 USC 1512: (d)Whoever intentionally harasses another person and thereby hinders, delays, prevents, or dissuades any person from— (1)attending or testifying in an official proceeding; (2)reporting to a law enforcement officer or judge of the United States the commission or poss...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5671

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
I highly doubt they will ever make it free for Diamond or Platinums.


But again, they may elect to take a cue from the AS playbook and waive change fees for their top-tier elites, just like AS does for their Gold and Gold 75K elite members. Of course the AS change fee is just $125, but still...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5671

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

Whatever DL does to modify change fees, it’s most certainly going to be revenue postitive, or at least neutral. The hundreds of millions made off change fees basically just falls to the bottom line. That said, change fees are one of the most negative customer service aspects of the industry, and le...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today
Replies: 31
Views: 5671

Re: Is Delta going to shake up those onerous airline change fees? - USA Today

To me, this just sounds like they’re going to be copying AS - again - and empowering all their employees to make exceptions, waive change fees, and even provide instant compensation on a case-by-case basis.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

That route map is terrible. When I look at a route map, I want to see: a) complete route system without having to do anything except maybe zooming in. No picking cities, etc. b) actually see routes and not just destinations. Only two aspects of a route map. Routes on a map. c) keep them up to date....

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8480

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

Word quickly coming out of the AS Seattle campus that ~100 people are being let go from Corporate. Shame all around... You never like seeing that happen; we lost some good people. It was a reorg that flattened out some of the reporting structure. About 60 new positions were created, though, and man...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Delta Bachelor
Replies: 31
Views: 3283

Re: The Delta Bachelor

A few years ago, an AS flight attendant was on The Bachelor and actually "won" in the end, getting a proposal. Of course it didn't last, but AS embraced it and had both she and her Bachelor fiancee show up at company events wearing AS swag.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6822

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Does anyone else remember when the old USAir (years prior to merging with America West) had a very busy focus city operation in terminal 2 with several gates in a newly built second level toward the end of the concourse? This is the large open area where Alaska had a few gates more recently. It was...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX Terminal 2 closes
Replies: 40
Views: 6822

Re: PHX Terminal 2 closes

Yep, the TWA gates were right when you came up the escalator. Then AS took them over when TW closed. Felt like a bus station but takes you back to the 'old' days of flying! The TW gates were taken over by CO. AS was at gates 2 and 4 (where NK was, most recently) and then moved to 10/12 at the very ...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 416
Views: 52149

Re: Phoenix Aviation Thread - 2020

Vctony wrote:
UA is now in T3N.


Do we have photos yet?

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by EA CO AS
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Is it me, or does it seem to be taking a very long time to get the new first class up and running? I've been on one A320 that had the upgraded interior, but I don't think I've seen many - if any - 737's with the new first class With two MAX 9 frames sitting on the ramp instead of flying, there's li...

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by EA CO AS
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

QXAS wrote:
Is there an approximate date for when this growth plan will be unveiled to the public?


If memory serves, there’s a BOD meeting sometime this month, so I’d guess it would be shortly after that.

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by EA CO AS
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

It almost feels like whatever plan you are talking about has been delayed for a while. The fleet replacement decision has been delayed, but the 5 year plan, following the integration of VX, was only recently completed, with a high-level unveiling to employees at a series of employee meetings with s...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I really don't see a long-term plan for growth at AS. The growth plan for the next 5 years hasn't been made public yet, but once you see it, your jaw will drop. Is more RJs taking over more mainline metal routes from SEA/PDX considered more “growth”? Nope, we're talking about mainline growth, not Q...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

hiflyeras wrote:
I really don't see a long-term plan for growth at AS.


The growth plan for the next 5 years hasn't been made public yet, but once you see it, your jaw will drop.

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

Still doesn't help where AS has most of it's FF base...West Coast. Except AS has been able to grow, in large part, due to the appeal of its Mileage Plan, which has a great portfolio of Global Partners, and had a great portfolio of domestic ones until DL took a hike, and now that AA is as well. The ...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

would a code share between the two work? How is the compatibility and overlap of their route systems? Would government approval be an issue, regarding competition? The route systems are arguably the most complementary of any two airlines; there’s only a handful of routes where they directly compete...

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by EA CO AS
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020
Replies: 827
Views: 71809

Re: Alaska Airlines Network Thread 2020

I can’t think of an airline partner that AS could team up with to give them more coverage in the Caribbean Really? Not even one? Perhaps even one that, like AS, has a nasty DL problem on its hands? Even if they were to attempt an expansion it would probably be only a few routes such as LAX-SJO AS a...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8480

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

Since the author, who is immensely sensitive to anything critical of AS, keeps getting my posts deleted - I'll write what I posted last night, again: Good numbers. Thanks for the comment on the numbers. Now I know this may come as quite a shock to you, but believe it or not, I don’t have time to mo...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8480

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

SocalApproach wrote:
EA CO AS wrote:
You honestly think AS only plans on sticking with SEA-L48/AK/HI missions going forward?


I certainly do.


You're certainly entitled to your opinion. Let's just say that time will tell and leave it at that.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings
Replies: 60
Views: 8480

Re: AS/AAG posts 4Q and FY2019 earnings

I think the MAX 10 is probably out of the running due to the range limitations The MAX10 can comfortably cover SEA to MIA/FLL... AS has absolutely no need for any more range than that. If they do a MAX8 would cover it. You honestly think AS only plans on sticking with SEA-L48/AK/HI missions going f...

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