Another week of crickets from AS. Perhaps congrats are in order as they seem to have settled on the ideal perfectly efficient schedule, with no further tweaks required. Surprising no other airlines have managed to figure that out.
Agree totally. Here we go again... It's summertime in Seattle so perhaps all the network planners have taken the summer off to spend it at the beach or sailing the Puget Sound?
As I've posted before, this is truly confusing and something I've rarely, if ever, seen before. This definitely is a first for AAG. Their new head of Network Planning, I thought, began work around the first of May.
As you said, ucd'
, I too am so happy and impressed that they can foresee their schedule needs 6 months or more ahead and need to adjust nothing...
Just because there aren’t frequency changes doesn’t mean there aren’t schedule changes. I’ve seen schedule changes and aircraft changes. But I know that makes the narrative that Alaska is having major issues less exciting.
I never said AS is having major issues did I? Ucdtim'
didn't and I said, as re-quoted above by you, " this is truly confusing and something I've rarely, if ever, seen before". You, LAXBUR
are the one who mentioned "major problems" at AS.
I monitor some city's schedules and there have indeed been a very few minor time changes -- 5 or 10 minutes -- and an occasional flight number change; I personally have seen no aircraft changes for months now, except in the case of the introduction of the MAX9s. There have been no
frequency or capacity changes, new flights, or, of course, any new routes other than those few changes mentioned a couple of weeks ago on that single OAG thread.
I'm sure the MAX grounding has affected the work of the Route Planners at AS, as it obviously has at the other involved cx, but not to the point of any major schedule adjustments. AS is very smartly simply inserting the MAX a/c in the schedules as replacement on existing flights, between SEA and SAN & LAX so they can change the dates as necessary. This obviously is not reflected in the OAG threads.