It took nine years for Hawaiian Airlines to go from 6 to 24 A330-200s
When they purchased 16 A321neos and then leased 2 others, they must have looked at their network (miles from HNL) and decided how they could use these long range single-aisle jets and where the A332s could be redeployed (BOS, JFK, etc)
In a similar thought process, Alaska Airlines is unlikely
to take the 30 A320neos to supplement its existing 63 jet A319/A320ceo fleet on the outside chance that the MAX flights are suspended again in the future. If they do keep the Airbus order they will no doubt want to up-gauge to an A321neo or possibly a longer-range variant.
The natural thing would be to look at what international markets are served from Seattle. They are all Transcon and well over 4000 miles except for Iceland.
LHR (4,800 miles), CDG (5,016 miles), and ICN (5,216 miles) are possibilities with the XLR variant as are smaller airports in Japan or United Kingdom.
Seattle to Latin America consists of only four destinations, all of which are easily reachable with a B737NG (1800-2700 miles): Mexico City Seasonal: Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, San José del Cabo.
You weren’t discussing. You were listing a bunch of irrelevant information.
How could the international market from Seattle be irrelevant to potential expansion for Alaska?
You then answer your own questions.
I don't answer my own questions. Sometimes I agree with the most likely outcome.
I agree with most other people that Alaska airlines will re-affirm their goal of returning to an all Boeing fleet, they will try to abandon their commitment to purchase 30 A320s from Airbus at as little penalty as possible, they will not aggressively expand to new foreign destinations.
The B737-900ER is flown a maximum distance of 2936 nm today by Istanbul Air. So Alaska's theoretical maximum range today is probably ANC-JFK (2942 nm). Data helps me evaluate secondary options
. Right now there is no competition from secondary international airports to Seattle. With a nominal range of 4700 nm for the XLR, Alaska Air might have a business flying to secondary airports in Japan/ UK in five years (distance from SEA:)
CTS 3,814 nm
KIX 4,379 nm
EDI 3,897 nm (Edinburgh Scotland)
MAN 4,041 nm (Manchester, UK)
Most tiring poster I’ve ever seen.
An answer without data is just a lame opinion. Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has one and they are usually of very little value to other people.