zeke wrote:With the A321neo range they could do ANC-NRT, ANC-PEK, HNL-NRT, ANC-PVR, ANC-FLL
I spent 36 years with AS. I can tell you those routes won’t ever get even a glance. So why would they buy a jet to fly those? They’ve been clear through internal communications that the additional revenue gains of the 321N, for their operation- now and in the future, are wiped out by its higher operating costs vs the MAX. The 321N, for AS, will have higher fuel and maintenance costs. I love their 321’s. In fact it’s my favorite narrow body jet, but it’s more than they need, which should help explain how they view their flying role once they join OW.