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Old Aug 14, 19, 7:46 am
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PAE-GEG is coming!

Alaska Airlines announces new service between Paine Field and Spokane | Alaska Air Group Inc

Service starts November 4th. One flight each way daily, departing PAE 7:55pm arriving GEG 9:10pm. The other direction leaves GEG 7:40AM arrives PAE 8:55am.

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Great to have the route but times look awful
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Note, they are cutting 1 daily departure to LAX to balance slot restrictions.

Agreed, times are surprising. Perhaps they are suspecting most folks want to head to Spokane after work?
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Originally Posted by ASA_1 View Post
Note, they are cutting 1 daily departure to LAX to balance slot restrictions.

Agreed, times are surprising. Perhaps they are suspecting most folks want to head to Spokane after work?
PDX-PAE also goes from 4x to 3x daily on November 5th. Not sure what is taking that slot.
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PDX-PAE also goes from 4x to 3x daily on November 5th. Not sure what is taking that slot.
Pretty sure itís going to PSP.

Quite honestly, I thought PAE-GEG was already a thing.
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Agreed, times are surprising. Perhaps they are suspecting most folks want to head to Spokane after work?
My guess on the timing is it's so they can park an E175 overnight at GEG.

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Originally Posted by missamo80 View Post
Alaska Airlines announces new service between Paine Field and Spokane Alaska Air Group Inc

Service starts November 4th. One flight each way daily, departing PAE 7:55pm arriving GEG 9:10pm. The other direction leaves GEG 7:40AM arrives PAE 8:55am.

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Median house price in Seattle is $715k, median house price in Spokane is $216k. I think a few weekly trips to commute from GEG might fit in that delta....
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My guess on the timing is it's so they can park an E175 overnight at GEG.

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GEG is a QX crew base, so that could help with logistics.
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Great to have the route but times look awful
From who's point of view?
If you live in Spokane and need to go to North Seattle/Everett for the day, the times are pretty decent.

I'm guessing their route-planning group have enough details to know in which direction there's more morning demand vs evening demand.


As for the route, I'm shocked, shocked I tell you. I would have never predicted this months ago
(oh wait, I did predict exactly this -- note PAE-ANC will be next)
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The times make sense from a Spokane perspective. When I lived there, I knew a handful of people who flew GEG-SEA and back 2-3 times per week as they had an office in Seattle.
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The times make sense from a Spokane perspective. When I lived there, I knew a handful of people who flew GEG-SEA and back 2-3 times per week as they had an office in Seattle.
and the drive to any of those offices in the Northgate/Lynnwood area (or Redmond/Woodinville on the east side) will likely be a lot easier from PAE than SEA
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Boeing needs to convince them to add PAE-BFI next
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GEG is a QX crew base, so that could help with logistics.
The only crew base for the E175 is SEA with a satellite base at PAE.
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I see PAE's future as lousy as long as it's limited to a small number of flights. Of course, eventually, it could be just an all 737-900ER airport.

Whenever there's new service, it means some existing service must be cut. Not very good.

Since there are 3 gates (1, 2A, 2B), not 2, there should be at least 6 more flights allowed. Either that or have a flight with two sections, such as AS flight 9001 leaving PAE for SFO at 6:30 am and a second section leaving at 5 pm. Then technically one flight.
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I think PAE is limited to 24 flights (aircraft) per day. 18 a day for AS/QX and six for UA. There may also be hour restrictions.
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