Please don't jump on me for asking but what drew WN to PAE vs. BLI in the first place? I'm just thinking that BLI would have been a better bet as an alternative to Vancouver vs opening a second station to weakly compete in the Seattle metro.
New unserved Market in a good catchment area.
But AS had some unwanted restricted Ex Virgin America LGA & DCA slots that WN definitely sees more long term value in Vs 5 PAE slots.
I'm gonna guess AS and WN came to an agreement awhile ago but didn't make it public until the Delayed start date and the 2nd FAA review passed.
Speculation and Rumors like it or not also Have WN also getting unused AS gate time in DAL later next year.
BLI sounds like a possibility for WN.
But unless they add it as in some way to help celebrate WN 25 yrs in the PNW In 2019 I wouldn't hold my breath.
WN will most likely add a Washington One ,Idaho One ,Oregon One and Utah One themed aircraft to celebrate the 25 yrs of service.
And possibly PNW-Hawaii flying.
Basically in a long winded response WN will probably Never add BLI.
So now it’s speculation and rumor? That’s not what you said on the previous page. Honestly, I’m a little frustrated with some of the things you post as facts and rumors that seem to often be a whole lot of nothing. If you are going to say slots were traded etc, then either label it as rumor or the assumption is you are stating facts.
WN not going to PAE and working out a deal with AS caught everyone by surprise.
It's public knowledge that WN,AS and DL currently in a 3 way Law suit over gates at DAL.
The Court has urged the airlines work out a settlement before the next court date.
WN I feel knows it's not going to win on booting DL from DAL.
Seeing the writing on the wall WN knows that AS didn't really want the black sheep restrictive Slots at DCA and LGA.
WN is crafty knowing that AS really didn't want them at PAE dumping potential Revenue gains in a fare war either. So I'm sure WN probably cooked up this deal.
WN an airline built by crafty Lawyers.
So the speculation from sources other than myself that PAE and DAL Gate useage is part of the total package.
But since DAL Gate lawsuit is still pending both AS and WN have since denied allocations that DAL gates are part of the deal.
I believe the next DAL gates Court day in February 2019.
Conveniently the WN next schedule release is also in February 2019.
Is this all Speculation,Rumors,wingnut arm chair guessing or conspiracy theories gone wild.
Probably but like every other thread on A.net let's be honest 99% of us on A.net Don't have a clue anyway.
My posting are like a Frontier flight schedule some things work out somethings don't.
Now my mommy calling me for milk and cookies got to lock the basement.
My Wings are clipped just another Retired Airline person. The Ultimate Armchair out of the loop airline industry geek. Aloha Mr Hand!