B6 starting ANC-SEA

Old Nov 16, 12, 12:40 pm
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Let the war begin. Service starts May 16, 2013, summer seasonal only.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 12:43 pm
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Couple of other notes...

It's a redeye turn, so probably using a plane that would otherwise be sitting in SEA overnight.

This is in addition to LGB service

Presumably operated on the A320.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 2:22 pm
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Wow this will be epic... double miles ANC-SEA?

Talk about flying a route to pi$$ off AS... perhaps its time for the AS JFK hub
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Old Nov 16, 12, 2:28 pm
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Wow this will be epic... double miles ANC-SEA?

Talk about flying a route to pi$$ off AS... perhaps its time for the AS JFK hub
Might be retaliation for BOS-SAN (which is a B6 route).

I have to wonder if AS would respond with BOS-SJC.
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Might be retaliation for BOS-SAN (which is a B6 route).

I have to wonder if AS would respond with BOS-SJC.
I'm also assuming revenue regain. Just like when AS started flying SEA-IAH, CO started SEA-ANC.
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I'm also assuming revenue regain. Just like when AS started flying SEA-IAH, CO started SEA-ANC.
Uh, not really. CO flew SEA-ANC for years before AS started SEA-IAH.
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I'm also assuming revenue regain. Just like when AS started flying SEA-IAH, CO started SEA-ANC.
Uh, not really. CO flew SEA-ANC for years before AS started SEA-IAH.
Correct that's looong been a CO route...

Good for B6 but kind of an odd route for them seeing not much of a hub in SEA- guess they'll be relying on O&D.
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Originally Posted by eponymous_coward View Post
Uh, not really. CO flew SEA-ANC for years before AS started SEA-IAH.
Then was it for another AS route? I thought I read that CO sole purpose of SEA-ANC was because of a route AS started into one of CO's markets.
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I'm also assuming revenue regain. Just like when AS started flying SEA-IAH, CO started SEA-ANC.
Uh, not really. CO flew SEA-ANC for years before AS started SEA-IAH.
More like decades. SEA-ANC on CO shows up in timetables back in the 80's. I remember seeing a CO MD-80 at the old gate A1 in ANC circa 1993.

Regardless, this should be interesting. It's been years since we had a new entrant on this route. We might finally be able to get to SEA and back for under $400 again.
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Old Nov 16, 12, 3:05 pm
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Then was it for another AS route? I thought I read that CO sole purpose of SEA-ANC was because of a route AS started into one of CO's markets.
Not really. CO and AS were on decent terms before CO went to *A and into UA's embrace.

CO flies SEA-ANC because a lot of businessmen from that part of Texas end up in Anchorage for something Alaska exports...
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I'm also assuming revenue regain. Just like when AS started flying SEA-IAH, CO started SEA-ANC.
Uh, not really. CO flew SEA-ANC for years before AS started SEA-IAH.
More like decades. SEA-ANC on CO shows up in timetables back in the 80's. I remember seeing a CO MD-80 at the old gate A1 in ANC circa 1993.

Regardless, this should be interesting. It's been years since we had a new entrant on this route. We might finally be able to get to SEA and back for under $400 again.
Not much competition since MarkAir went Tango Uniform.
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Looking at the B6 schedule out of SEA, this flight really only connects to BOS (with a six hour layover) and LGB (which B6 already flies nonstop from ANC). So they are going to rely almost solely on O&D to fill that plane up. Watch out for some really good fares on this route next summer.
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I'm also assuming revenue regain. Just like when AS started flying SEA-IAH, CO started SEA-ANC.
Uh, not really. CO flew SEA-ANC for years before AS started SEA-IAH.
More like decades. SEA-ANC on CO shows up in timetables back in the 80's. I remember seeing a CO MD-80 at the old gate A1 in ANC circa 1993.

Regardless, this should be interesting. It's been years since we had a new entrant on this route. We might finally be able to get to SEA and back for under $400 again.
Not much competition since MarkAir went Tango Uniform.
As recently as 10-ish years ago, DL, pmUA, CO, and AA/TW all flew ANC-SEA. 9/11 changed a lot of that.
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This will be great for Jumpseating! Alaska is always full, United gets a little more full in the summer. Will be great to have one more option and it probably wont be too loaded!
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B6 starting ANC-SEA

Glad to see more competition, bummed that it will be seasonal.
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