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loisencroach
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No More QX in Alaska

Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:10 am

 
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Re: No More QX in Alaska

Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:30 am

So... No QX jet replacement for the pax. portion of the combi runs, than?
 
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Re: No More QX in Alaska

Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:01 am

Those flights have already been replaced by 700s. Feel bad for all the pilots horizon has been hiring for anc base in the past couple months.
 
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Re: No More QX in Alaska

Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:02 am

32andBelow wrote:
Those flights have already been replaced by 700s. Feel bad for all the pilots horizon has been hiring for anc base in the past couple months.


Surely they'll be transferred to SEA/PDX/LAX/Medford, no?
 
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Re: No More QX in Alaska

Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:07 am

Yes the pilots and planes will be used in The lower 48. The Q400 was a bad idea up in Alaska....
 
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Re: No More QX in Alaska

Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:09 am

Yes but they were sold a home everynight live in Alaska deal. There is a large group of pilots that want to live in Alaska. It’s very hard to commute from anchorage.
 
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Re: No More QX in Alaska

Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:52 pm

32andBelow wrote:
Those flights have already been replaced by 700s.

Indeed, but there has been speculation that that would change once QX got jets that were more appropriately sized for the routes.
 
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Horizon Air pulling out of Alaska, closing Anchorage base

Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:55 pm

Carpe Pices
 
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Re: Horizon Air pulling out of Alaska, closing Anchorage base

Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:30 pm

"He said that while the closure is not directly related to Horizon’s recent operational problems — an acute pilot shortage has caused hundreds of canceled flights every month for most of this year — maintaining the three Q400s in Alaska is too costly when those resources are needed on more critical routes in the Lower 48."


This has probably been some of the reasoning behind the management's recent optimism that regional flying would get back to 'normal' soon. Bringing 23 pilots down to the PNW will, no doubt, help.
"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now." -Zig Ziglar
 
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Re: Horizon Air pulling out of Alaska, closing Anchorage base

Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:31 pm

wntex wrote:
"He said that while the closure is not directly related to Horizon’s recent operational problems — an acute pilot shortage has caused hundreds of canceled flights every month for most of this year — maintaining the three Q400s in Alaska is too costly when those resources are needed on more critical routes in the Lower 48."


This has probably been some of the reasoning behind the management's recent optimism that regional flying would get back to 'normal' soon. Bringing 23 pilots down to the PNW will, no doubt, help.

Except a lot of those Alaska based pilots may just bail out to pen, ravn, NAC, etc. they want to live in Alaska.
 
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Re: Horizon Air pulling out of Alaska, closing Anchorage base

Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:24 am

32andBelow wrote:
wntex wrote:
"He said that while the closure is not directly related to Horizon’s recent operational problems — an acute pilot shortage has caused hundreds of canceled flights every month for most of this year — maintaining the three Q400s in Alaska is too costly when those resources are needed on more critical routes in the Lower 48."


This has probably been some of the reasoning behind the management's recent optimism that regional flying would get back to 'normal' soon. Bringing 23 pilots down to the PNW will, no doubt, help.

Except a lot of those Alaska based pilots may just bail out to pen, ravn, NAC, etc. they want to live in Alaska.


I wonder if its worth it for AS/QX to do something crazy and give those pilots positive space seats between ANC and SEA for say the next year or so?
 
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Re: Horizon Air pulling out of Alaska, closing Anchorage base

Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:27 am

32andBelow wrote:
Except a lot of those Alaska based pilots may just bail out to pen, ravn, NAC, etc. they want to live in Alaska.


Pen is bankrupt.
Ravn isn't growing.
NAC, to my knowledge, isn't hiring.
Everts remains the basket case they've been for fifty years.

I don't think these QX pilots have a whole lot of options.

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