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AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:11 pm

Looks like ANC-FAI/AKN/DLG to begin. No indication of a start date.

https://investor.alaskaair.com/news-rel ... ska-flying
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:17 pm

The E175 aircraft compliments the current Boeing 737 mainline flying in, to and from the state of Alaska and is perfect for many communities where larger jets are not the best option.


Nice.

Also the start date is some time in October 2020
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:52 pm

I expect it on CDB and ADK before long. CDB is going to have to got 7-14X if ravn doesn’t come back.

also RIP ravn 2.0 and penair 3.0
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:07 pm

Send them to Nome!!

I’d love to have three flights daily again.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:10 pm

I imagine they will be looking hard at Unalakleet as well.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:21 pm

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I imagine they will be looking hard at Unalakleet as well.

Don’t think it’s certified for pas ever flights. You need a perimeter fence. Crash fire rescue, TSA,etc. And it hardly filed a dash 8/Saab 340
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:25 pm

So is the operating temperature no longer an issue? Isn’t that why QX and CP stopped sending them to AK in the first place?
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:29 pm

joeblow10 wrote:
So is the operating temperature no longer an issue? Isn’t that why QX and CP stopped sending them to AK in the first place?


CP didn't choose to stop flying it there, Delta did!
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:30 pm

I thought the purpose of sending the E175to AK was to fly them to CDB since RVN is gone to connect it to the surrounding area (Sand Point/King Cove etc) and for the commercial fisherman like Pen Air did with its Saab 2000s. I suppose AS chose the E175 as it’s closest in capacity to the Saab’s and can manage the rest through EAS I sssume.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:30 pm

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So is the operating temperature no longer an issue? Isn’t that why QX and CP stopped sending them to AK in the first place?

QX stopped flying q400s there because they kept breaking.

E175 to southwest should have absolutely no problems. It’ll be on a jet bridge at FAI this time.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:49 pm

QX's ERJ-175s are certified to RNP approach minima as well as CAT III auto land so it should not be an issue to operate these aircraft in AK. Operational reliability should also be better since the airplane is newer. DL has had both CP and OO fly the E175 to SIT, KTN, and FAI for quite a while and it does fine. The trouble with DL's SEA-FAI flight on CP was that the flight often went out very heavy with fuel for alternate purposes.

The Alaskan natives also didn't take too kindly to AS/QX operating the DH4 on ANC-FAI as they saw it as a downgrade from the 737s they always had. This should solve that issue. QX operating the E175 in AK has always been a big possibility.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:59 pm

MDGLongBeach wrote:
I thought the purpose of sending the E175to AK was to fly them to CDB since RVN is gone to connect it to the surrounding area (Sand Point/King Cove etc) and for the commercial fisherman like Pen Air did with its Saab 2000s. I suppose AS chose the E175 as it’s closest in capacity to the Saab’s and can manage the rest through EAS I sssume.

I think it’ll wind up on CDB with greatly increased frequency.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:04 am

I wonder if there will be some SEA-Alaska routes that will be E75s as well, to connect the aircraft over. I imagine it will be a small fleet out of ANC. I can see some SEA-JNU/FAI/SIT type of routes. Maybe even some of the milk runs, but maybe not. AS has a pretty well oiled and subsidized machine in the state of Alaska, perhaps best not to fix what’s not broken? I imagine it will also depend on how much traffic recovers. Intra-State Alaska has not had a quarantine and the state government has been basically promoting intra-State travel.

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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:22 am

is it Horizon operating the flights or SkyWest?
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:36 am

QX had an ANC base for a while...it'd be nice if they reopened it for those that might still be commuting after it closed.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:46 am

Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see.
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:49 am

avi8 wrote:
Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see.

I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right options for operating in Alaska where CAT III equipment so unless southwest wants to dedicate aircraft they would have to upgrade a lot of planes equipment.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:50 am

avi8 wrote:
Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see.


Why do you think WN has any interest at all in tertiary Alaska (the state, not the airline) routes? They've got no PNW hub (so any route to Alaska is long). They've got nothing smaller than 737-700s.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:52 am

This is going to go over so well if Alaska furloughs mainline pilots in October
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:02 am

avi8 wrote:
Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see.


Nobody except AS and to a smaller extent DL will have any sort of significant Alaska presence, not feasible except for those two at the moment.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:04 am

JohnAudiR18 wrote:
is it Horizon operating the flights or SkyWest?


Linked article states Horizon.
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:16 am

TWA902fly wrote:
I wonder if there will be some SEA-Alaska routes that will be E75s as well, to connect the aircraft over. I imagine it will be a small fleet out of ANC. I can see some SEA-JNU/FAI/SIT type of routes. Maybe even some of the milk runs, but maybe not. AS has a pretty well oiled and subsidized machine in the state of Alaska, perhaps best not to fix what’s not broken? I imagine it will also depend on how much traffic recovers. Intra-State Alaska has not had a quarantine and the state government has been basically promoting intra-State travel.

‘902


I’m not sure where you might have heard that - but that is strictly the opposite of what they’ve said. The state has been trying to eliminate non-critical intra-state travel from the start of COVID. Heck, it’s still on the AS website... though, now it refers only to a ban on non essential travel to/from communities “off a road system”. If there is a sizable outbreak in these small villages, it would absolutely wreak havoc on what essentially is a nonexistent healthcare system

Now - whether it is enforced or enforceable is a different story. Though I had heard stories of folks being denied travel to/from villages like OME which led to some commotion
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:21 am

32andBelow wrote:
I expect it on CDB and ADK before long. CDB is going to have to got 7-14X if ravn doesn’t come back.

also RIP ravn 2.0 and penair 3.0


Only way I see the E175 going out there is if they supplement it with freighter service.

I’d expect it in ADQ before long, though. Maybe also BET.

Probably a pipe dream but I really wish they’d start up ENA and HOM using the E175.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:35 am

TWA902fly wrote:
I wonder if there will be some SEA-Alaska routes that will be E75s as well, to connect the aircraft over. I imagine it will be a small fleet out of ANC. I can see some SEA-JNU/FAI/SIT type of routes. Maybe even some of the milk runs, but maybe not. AS has a pretty well oiled and subsidized machine in the state of Alaska, perhaps best not to fix what’s not broken? I imagine it will also depend on how much traffic recovers. Intra-State Alaska has not had a quarantine and the state government has been basically promoting intra-State travel.

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Flying in Southeast in not some of the easier flying around with most of the special PIC airports in the whole states located there as well. Also with the cargo the milk runs bring (61, 64. 65, 66) there is more money underneath especially in the winter months when not everyone needs to get to a place like YAK for fishing.

Intra-state travel was essential travel in the spring.
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:40 am

Re-reading the sub-headline, it says “opens opportunities for future new service”. Wonder if they have something else up their sleeve.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:41 am

Does Horizon fly ANC-SEA or does this mean a new crew base?
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:56 am

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Does Horizon fly ANC-SEA or does this mean a new crew base?

I wouldn’t be surprised if they routed it through FAI-SEA or ANC-PDX to rotate the planes.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:09 am

32andBelow wrote:
This is going to go over so well if Alaska furloughs mainline pilots in October


I don't see why they would be surprised. If AS had a feasible way to send the E175 on transcons they would be on those as well...
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:21 am

I could see PDX-ANC or even PDX-JNU with the E175s. Is FAI too far?
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:25 am

dstblj52 wrote:
avi8 wrote:
Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see.

I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right options for operating in Alaska where CAT III equipment so unless southwest wants to dedicate aircraft they would have to upgrade a lot of planes equipment.

They didn’t have ETOPS planes until they wanted them for Hawaii. They also didn’t have any international flights until they made the investment.

If they see a business case for AK, they’ll do it. I personally think they will in the next 3-5 years.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:43 am

flyoregon wrote:
I could see PDX-ANC or even PDX-JNU with the E175s. Is FAI too far?

FAI is not too far. Delta did it. They are going to need someone way to rotate them to L48. With the Q they had an orphan fleet and had to fly non revenue legs to rotate frames.

ANC PAE anyone?
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:45 am

StinkyPinky wrote:
Does Horizon fly ANC-SEA or does this mean a new crew base?

According to the Anchorage daily news they will be flying the E175 SEA-ANC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2020/06 ... te-routes/
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:11 am

gmcc wrote:
StinkyPinky wrote:
Does Horizon fly ANC-SEA or does this mean a new crew base?

According to the Anchorage daily news they will be flying the E175 SEA-ANC.

https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2020/06 ... te-routes/


From the article:

"Alaska Airlines said Monday it will fly smaller jets on its Anchorage-Seattle, Anchorage-Fairbanks and Anchorage-Dillingham-King Salmon routes. The smaller aircraft, already operating in the Lower 48, will begin Alaska routes in October."

Also stated, they will be able to increase frequency between ANC-FAI with the smaller jets.
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:14 am

I can't imagine that the AS mainline pilots are particularly happy about this. SEA-ANC/FAI on an E75? There is *nothing* regional about such a route. Those are AS's trunk routes to Alaska. Sure it says it "complements" the mainline service, but you'd be naive to think that if it does well you won't see more frequencies go to the Embraer post COVID. I expect some sort of stink.
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:41 am

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I can't imagine that the AS mainline pilots are particularly happy about this. SEA-ANC/FAI on an E75? There is *nothing* regional about such a route. Those are AS's trunk routes to Alaska. Sure it says it "complements" the mainline service, but you'd be naive to think that if it does well you won't see more frequencies go to the Embraer post COVID. I expect some sort of stink.

ANCSEA will be one flight a day to rotate. Like they used to do with the combi.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:49 am

UA735WL wrote:
I can't imagine that the AS mainline pilots are particularly happy about this. SEA-ANC/FAI on an E75? There is *nothing* regional about such a route. Those are AS's trunk routes to Alaska. Sure it says it "complements" the mainline service, but you'd be naive to think that if it does well you won't see more frequencies go to the Embraer post COVID. I expect some sort of stink.


I bet we'll see 1 or maybe 2 SEA-ANC frequencies downgauged to the E75. Out of what... like 16-20 daily flights that AS normally operates on that route?

AA has done stuff like this too. PHX-LAX and PHX-DFW each have seen a daily CR7/CR9 rotation for a while now for aircraft bridging purposes. The rest of the frequencies on those hub-to-hub routes are mostly A321s.
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:14 pm

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roadrunner165 wrote:
I imagine they will be looking hard at Unalakleet as well.

Don’t think it’s certified for pas ever flights. You need a perimeter fence. Crash fire rescue, TSA,etc. And it hardly filed a dash 8/Saab 340


Yeah — I doubt AS would be bold and launch this right out the gate — but there is potential. UNK doesn’t have TSA but they do have crash, fire, rescue. And Unalakleet itself shouldn’t be discounted on its size alone. While the town may only be 1000 people it host a regional sub-clinic, the district offices for the Bering Straits School District and the headquarters of Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. So lots of government entities buying seats. And the locals aren’t too keen on flying 100 miles to Nome to catch a flight to Anchorage — weather permitting.

Alaska Air Cargo recently began scheduled service to UNK as well.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:30 pm

UA444 wrote:
dstblj52 wrote:
avi8 wrote:
Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see.

I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right options for operating in Alaska where CAT III equipment so unless southwest wants to dedicate aircraft they would have to upgrade a lot of planes equipment.

They didn’t have ETOPS planes until they wanted them for Hawaii. They also didn’t have any international flights until they made the investment.

If they see a business case for AK, they’ll do it. I personally think they will in the next 3-5 years.


I agree that WN adding service to ANC is a possibility as Dave Harvey, the Vice President of Southwest Business, had said in a presentation given at the 2016 ACI-NA JumpStart Air Service Development Conference that ANC is one of the top U.S. markets that isn't currently served by WN. There was also a Dallas Business Journal article back in 2017 that mentioned WN possibly adding service to Alaska.

A prior post mentioning possible WN expansion into Alaska (including a photo of the slide from the presentation given by Dave Harvey at the 2016 ACI-NA JumpStart Air Service Development Conference) can be found at https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1412069&start=50#p21075859.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:50 pm

FSDan wrote:
UA735WL wrote:
I can't imagine that the AS mainline pilots are particularly happy about this. SEA-ANC/FAI on an E75? There is *nothing* regional about such a route. Those are AS's trunk routes to Alaska. Sure it says it "complements" the mainline service, but you'd be naive to think that if it does well you won't see more frequencies go to the Embraer post COVID. I expect some sort of stink.


I bet we'll see 1 or maybe 2 SEA-ANC frequencies downgauged to the E75. Out of what... like 16-20 daily flights that AS normally operates on that route?

AA has done stuff like this too. PHX-LAX and PHX-DFW each have seen a daily CR7/CR9 rotation for a while now for aircraft bridging purposes. The rest of the frequencies on those hub-to-hub routes are mostly A321s.


There are routes other than ANC-SEA are within the range of E-175 regional jets such as ANC-PDX, ANC-GEG, ANC-BLI, ANC-EUG, ANC-RDM, ANC-YKM, and ANC-PSC.

AS also already operates E-175 regional jets on a few nonstop routes that are longer than ANC-SEA such as PDX-DAL, SEA-DAL, SEA-OKC, and SFO-DAL.

AS operating E-175 regional jets on its ANC-PDX nonstop route is a possibility, and AS adding ANC-GEG nonstop service using E-175 regional jets might also be a possibility.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:02 pm

roadrunner165 wrote:
32andBelow wrote:
roadrunner165 wrote:
I imagine they will be looking hard at Unalakleet as well.

Don’t think it’s certified for pas ever flights. You need a perimeter fence. Crash fire rescue, TSA,etc. And it hardly filed a dash 8/Saab 340


Yeah — I doubt AS would be bold and launch this right out the gate — but there is potential. UNK doesn’t have TSA but they do have crash, fire, rescue. And Unalakleet itself shouldn’t be discounted on its size alone. While the town may only be 1000 people it host a regional sub-clinic, the district offices for the Bering Straits School District and the headquarters of Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. So lots of government entities buying seats. And the locals aren’t too keen on flying 100 miles to Nome to catch a flight to Anchorage — weather permitting.

Alaska Air Cargo recently began scheduled service to UNK as well.

No I can 100% discount UNK on an e175. They could not fill small 30 seat turboprops when they had them.

ENA and HOM are many magnitudes bigger than UNK
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:38 pm

dstblj52 wrote:
avi8 wrote:
Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see.

I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right options for operating in Alaska where CAT III equipment so unless southwest wants to dedicate aircraft they would have to upgrade a lot of planes equipment.


Well if CAT IIIa and RNP counts for anything then it's a 750+ plane fleet. It it has to be full CAT III autoland then no.
 
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Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:52 pm

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dstblj52 wrote:
avi8 wrote:
Could this be a move to protect its turf before WN decides to stab them at Alaska? I find AS’s network in Alaska fascinating. Such a beautiful and exotic state with so many things to see.

I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right options for operating in Alaska where CAT III equipment so unless southwest wants to dedicate aircraft they would have to upgrade a lot of planes equipment.


Well if CAT IIIa and RNP counts for anything then it's a 750+ plane fleet. It it has to be full CAT III autoland then no.

You don’t need auto land to land in Alaska. DC 3s fly there. Only a few airports even have ILS. YAK and KTN are the only ILS in southeast for example.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:59 pm

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I'm not sure southwest would want to go into Alaska cause I don't believe most of their aircraft have the right options for operating in Alaska where CAT III equipment so unless southwest wants to dedicate aircraft they would have to upgrade a lot of planes equipment.


WN has CAT IIIA capability on their entire fleet, HUDs and all. Just like Alaska.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:48 pm

32andBelow wrote:
This is going to go over so well if Alaska furloughs mainline pilots in October


This is what happens when you have a contract without scope.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:12 pm

Interesting that they're basing some E175's there. The only potential issue I see in some of the flights they may do up there is cargo capacity, especially if the airfield in question can't fit the AS 73G freighters.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:28 pm

At one point, AS Cargo was talking about wanting a 738, but not being able to get one until the MAX was flying. Has anyone heard about plans in a post COVID word?

A larger pure freighter fleet might make space for more E175s if the belly room of a 737 is not needed.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:30 pm

Could we see ASA use the E175 fill in the gaps left by Ravn's bankruptcy? I'm mostly referring to airports such as HOM, ANI, and GAL. Homer is a bit ways from Anchorage, accessible by car but there's no scheduled service to any of the areas in it's immediate region such as Seward, Kenai or Homer itself. Aniak had RAVN Q100 service before they went down under, now it gets served once weekly with Ryan Air (Alaska's version not the other Ryanair) PC12's. Ryan Air has a pretty extensive network out of Aniak to connect it with some of the smaller communities surrounding that area not accessible by land, but ANC-ANI is not well connected nor are there any medium sized aircraft that support the community with the supplies it needs. Galena had RAVN service from FAI, it isn't in the same situation as Aniak where it serves as a hub to service smaller communities (as theres not really any surrounding that area), but currently there's no flight service there either. At the very minimum I'd expect to see HOM and ANI serviced, HOM with a milkrun through ENA, and the existing BET service via ANI. Anyone know what the feasibility of these routes would be?
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:52 pm

MDGLongBeach wrote:
Could we see ASA use the E175 fill in the gaps left by Ravn's bankruptcy?

Alaska Airlines announced a job fair for former Ravn employees. I suspect they sure looking to get as much company-owned metal in the side as possible, and they are looking to the collapse of Ryan as a way is paying at least something of the mortgage on otherwise parked aircraft.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:08 pm

MDGLongBeach wrote:
Could we see ASA use the E175 fill in the gaps left by Ravn's bankruptcy? I'm mostly referring to airports such as HOM, ANI, and GAL. Homer is a bit ways from Anchorage, accessible by car but there's no scheduled service to any of the areas in it's immediate region such as Seward, Kenai or Homer itself. Aniak had RAVN Q100 service before they went down under, now it gets served once weekly with Ryan Air (Alaska's version not the other Ryanair) PC12's. Ryan Air has a pretty extensive network out of Aniak to connect it with some of the smaller communities surrounding that area not accessible by land, but ANC-ANI is not well connected nor are there any medium sized aircraft that support the community with the supplies it needs. Galena had RAVN service from FAI, it isn't in the same situation as Aniak where it serves as a hub to service smaller communities (as theres not really any surrounding that area), but currently there's no flight service there either. At the very minimum I'd expect to see HOM and ANI serviced, HOM with a milkrun through ENA, and the existing BET service via ANI. Anyone know what the feasibility of these routes would be?
ANI cannot support an e175.
 
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Re: AS officially sending the E175 to Alaska

Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:52 pm

32andBelow wrote:
ANI cannot support an e175.


How come? Lack of facilities to support it's operations there? Runway seemingly could support an E175 just fine. Just curious haha

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