9Patch wrote:SheikhDjibouti wrote:9Patch wrote:Indeed, which is why I qualified my comment with "no flights.... at this time". But thank you for your sarcasm.There is something that caused the airlines to drastically curtail the number of flights they operate.
It's called covid -19.
Have you heard about it?
If I had simply left it at that, it would have thrown shade on the idea that flights ever existed at all, so instead I asked the question. (which then seems to have triggered a few people)
Boeing757rb211's post seems to have triggered you.My next question is; why has this route been singled out during Covid-19, when so many others are still flying, maybe at reduced capacity?
Could it be there is no demand? ANC is primarily a tourist destination.Is there an issue with the possibility of aircraft going technical en-route, and diverting into Canada? That would cause something of a headache.
Doubtful. Any flight to Alaska from the Lower 48, no matter where it originates, has the possibility of going technical en-route and needing to divert to Canada. Alaska Airlines is currently operating 14 SEA-ANC non-stops a day, that ALL have the potential to go technical. Furthermore, the border is not completely closed.The U.S.-Canada border remains closed to all non-essential travel but Americans and foreigners can drive to and from Alaska provided they follow certain rules...
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/n ... 553335002/
I'm sure Canada would consider a flight diversion for technical reasons, essential, just as the
Noshow wrote:SAS used the A319 from Copenhagen to Greenland. Might still do it?
SASViking wrote:Noshow wrote:SAS used the A319 from Copenhagen to Greenland. Might still do it?
SAS ended their Greenland flights back in 2009
VSMUT wrote:Newark727 wrote:I think Air France tried long-haul with business-class A319s for a little while as well.
They did. Air France had a dedicated fleet of long range A319s for flights into Africa and the Middle East. 82 seats, 28 business and 54 economy. It started in 2004 and was ended in 2012, where the aicraft were reconfigured to normal AF standard.
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