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Two different AS flights at similar times - PDX-SEA?

Two different AS flights at similar times - PDX-SEA?

Old Sep 14, 19, 4:13 pm
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Two different AS flights at similar times - PDX-SEA?

Hi,

Was browsing schedules for flights from PDX to SEA next Sat 21st with a view to flying from PDX to SEA that day and came across two AS flights only five minutes apart. Can't be a mistake so why on earth are these two flights scheduled that way...
AS2707 18:30-19:30
AS495 18:35-19:30

Thanks!
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Old Sep 15, 19, 12:36 pm
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There's quite a few that are 15 min apart. I'm sure they have their reason. Back during the UA CO merger there were two trancon flights that i used to take scheduled 5 min apart.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 1:12 pm
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Two different planes types. Maybe they need them to serve specific routes from Seattle.
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Old Sep 15, 19, 2:27 pm
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I guess I don’t understand the question.



Do you suggest the 24-27 flights a day need to be spaced out evenly from 2am to 1:59am?
Or, that for some reason flights shouldn’t be close in times?

I think you’ll see the airline matches the demand they see, and the feed they need.

Alaska sees demand at that time, and they don’t have widebodies sitting around, so, you have to fly extra segments.

If everyone wants to fly at noon, why not have 5 flights at noon, noon +5, noon +10, noon+15 (mostly just to avoid confusion, they could easily have 5 flights that all left at noon if they wanted).

Demand is there, fill it.
Otherwise, I think you’re overthinking a really simple thing. *shrug*
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Old Sep 15, 19, 3:52 pm
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Old Sep 15, 19, 4:56 pm
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I’d guess the mainline flight is a fairly recent addition to the schedule
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Old Sep 15, 19, 5:13 pm
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First class is less than saver and main on the first/third flight.

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Old Sep 15, 19, 5:14 pm
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nothing wrong with that from a passenger (or mileage earning) perspective!
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