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[Speculation] Alaska Fleet Adjustments Due to COVID-19?

[Speculation] Alaska Fleet Adjustments Due to COVID-19?

Old Apr 5, 20, 11:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Tide_from_PAE View Post
Would the one of the ones based in Quebec, including the one that flew to Morocco for a repatriation flight, be an acceptable alternative?
Perhaps. But does it have an Eskimo on it?

Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
There are only four parked at ANC. Mainline parked aircraft are at GSO, OAK, OKC, PDX, ANC, ONT, SAT, SNA, JFK and LAS.
Thanks for the update ^
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Old Apr 6, 20, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post
Seems like a strange place to park extra airplanes. Did they move the ones in Phoenix?
jFK makes sense as its a company staffed maintenance station. PHX and SAN now each have a parked plane.
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Old Apr 6, 20, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Putzy View Post
jFK makes sense as its a company staffed maintenance station. PHX and SAN now each have a parked plane.
That makes total sense then. I didn't realize that it was a maintenance station.
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Old Apr 6, 20, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post
That makes total sense then. I didn't realize that it was a maintenance station.
Good to know.

Is this carryover from VX then?

Guess if something goes MX in the NYC area, its best to be at JFK
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Old Apr 7, 20, 12:36 pm
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PDX this morning. 5 or 6 others parked at other locations. Pardon the low quality.
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Old Apr 8, 20, 12:34 pm
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Here's another image from PDX. Hope there isn't a strong south wind event this spring!
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Old Apr 8, 20, 1:45 pm
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In ANC yesterday:




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Old Apr 9, 20, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by tusphotog View Post
Here's another image from PDX. Hope there isn't a strong south wind event this spring!
And another from PDX:


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Old Apr 9, 20, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Snowdevil View Post
And another from PDX:


Alaska Road?
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Old Apr 9, 20, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by jsguyrus View Post
I'm guessing they would be about where Compass is right now, closed.
Given that the market situation was good until this hit, they'd probably be in a similar boat to B6 and AS right now (albeit with a smaller market set to muck about with). I wouldn't be surprised to see SAN simply get slapped onto some flights going via LAX and a consolidation into SFO from SJC. And, if I had to guess, experimenting with some wonky routings as a side-effect of the virus (e.g. LGA-DCA-SFO/LAX using the DCA "exception slots" to short-circuit the LGA distance limit while stuck operating out of LGA, and then switching to a BOS-DCA/IAD/JFK routing once that can be closed down...in their case, it would be less of a disruption heading to the west coast than the mid-flight DAL stop).
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Old Apr 9, 20, 11:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Snowdevil View Post
And another from PDX:


Nice shot!

Gotta ask @ the markings on the aircraft... guess its because they are under "longer term storage"?
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Old Apr 10, 20, 12:24 am
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Originally Posted by Snowdevil View Post
And another from PDX:
Good to see someone in maintenance has a sense of humor.

Originally Posted by beckoa View Post
Gotta ask @ the markings on the aircraft... guess its because they are under "longer term storage"?
Probably just tape holding the pitot and static port covers on. You don’t want birds or bugs or these things taking up residence in the airplanes when they’re sitting around for a month. Whomever did the second plane sure likes using tape.
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Old Apr 10, 20, 12:49 pm
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No face masks for Chester though...
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Old Apr 10, 20, 1:37 pm
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No face masks for Chester though...
fixed that
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Old Apr 10, 20, 9:04 pm
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Originally Posted by rustykettel View Post
No face masks for Chester though...

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