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Dec 12, 19, 1:16 pm
Replies: 258
Views: 61,592
Posted By dmodemd

You have to keep watching for F to open up (dark...

You have to keep watching for F to open up (dark blue F in booking search) to apply the GGU later. If your fare class is too low to upgrade, you are given the option to buy up when you call in. You...
Nov 22, 19, 5:05 pm
Replies: 241
Views: 39,285
Posted By dmodemd

Ding! Hit the 75K mark last night. This is...

Ding! Hit the 75K mark last night. This is probably the last one though as I am leaving my high travel role after 14 years. I will now be a local (short distance) commuter. It will take awhile to...
Nov 17, 19, 4:07 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,496
Posted By dmodemd

Might be good to update the title of this thread...

Might be good to update the title of this thread to clarify...
Oct 21, 19, 1:53 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 18,799
Posted By dmodemd

Yay! This morning (Mon. 10/21 at 6am) they had a...

Yay! This morning (Mon. 10/21 at 6am) they had a dedicated pre-check screening line running! They must have reacted to the complaint I submitted (or read FlyerTalk) :) !

[Don't laugh..., I once...
Oct 18, 19, 4:00 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 13,710
Posted By dmodemd

The plane crashed at around 5:45 p.m. after a...

The plane crashed at around 5:45 p.m. after a missed approach on the first attempt to land, according to preliminary information from Clint Johnson, Alaska chief for the National Transportation...
Oct 18, 19, 3:01 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 13,710
Posted By dmodemd

Wow... tower allowed that? ...set landings on...

Wow... tower allowed that? ...set landings on the runway in that direction?
Oct 15, 19, 11:35 am
Replies: 89
Views: 18,799
Posted By dmodemd

Here is what Paine Field says: ...

Here is what Paine Field says:

https://flypainefield.com/about/security
We are able to offer up to two TSA Pre✓ lanes at any given time depending on the demand. TSA and the airlines operating...
Oct 14, 19, 4:47 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 18,799
Posted By dmodemd

Yeah, it is really 3 gates including the walk-out...

Yeah, it is really 3 gates including the walk-out 2B. Not too much additional to build. Imagine a layout like the regional gates at Seatac where you walk out to a ramp line up of planes, or some...
Oct 7, 19, 12:53 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 18,799
Posted By dmodemd

My biggest complaint is the lack of a dedicated...

My biggest complaint is the lack of a dedicated pre-check line (at least in the morning). It seems most people have pre-check and are each given a card with an explanation (that the checker is...
Oct 2, 19, 10:46 am
Replies: 45
Views: 10,456
Posted By dmodemd

Fortunately, AS has been doing a good job buying...

Fortunately, AS has been doing a good job buying new planes regularly recently (and a few Airbuses at that...). Therefore, much of the fleet is relatively new.
Oct 1, 19, 4:04 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 10,456
Posted By dmodemd

I imagine this would mean installing some...

I imagine this would mean installing some additional bracing. Not trivial work, adds weight, will require regular monitoring. I would expect a regime of inspections coming and then removing some...
Sep 27, 19, 3:38 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 14,089
Posted By dmodemd

One one of my recent flights they were out of...

One one of my recent flights they were out of chocolates before they even got to the exit row. I don't know how many golds but there were about 60 people on the upgrade list. SJC-SEA 737-900ER. I...
Sep 23, 19, 9:59 am
Replies: 26
Views: 4,202
Posted By dmodemd

Alaska should not continue expanding out of SEA...

Alaska should not continue expanding out of SEA if, even they admit, there are too few gates. Once N is done, they can expand to whatever the gate situation and ATC can handle in the typical weather...
Aug 28, 19, 1:44 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,304
Posted By dmodemd

Where, in the OP's example scenario, is someone...

Where, in the OP's example scenario, is someone able to buy an upgrade before the gate is staffed? Are people prompted during OLCI? I have never seen it and if I did see it, I sure would raise a...
Aug 26, 19, 10:35 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,473
Posted By dmodemd

Technically, AS can move any person from any seat...

Technically, AS can move any person from any seat they want to, for any reason, regardless of prior warning. Now as to what the customer's impression is going to be is another story. If this...
Aug 8, 19, 9:43 am
Replies: 45
Views: 5,415
Posted By dmodemd

In general, the smaller your plane, the more...

In general, the smaller your plane, the more likely for delay or bus gates. The Q400s, esp. the Portland shuttle are most frequently cancelled due to low ceilings / ATC - fewer passengers impacted...
Aug 4, 19, 3:38 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 5,415
Posted By dmodemd

Many unfortunate observations here: I assume...

Many unfortunate observations here:

I assume this was Friday?
Blue Angels were practicing in the early afternoon...How that impacted your 8:35pm landing flight, I am not sure.
They were flying...
Jul 31, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,371
Posted By dmodemd

I had my AS flight delayed for 90 minutes "due to...

I had my AS flight delayed for 90 minutes "due to ATC/weather" while a flight on AA, same time and destination was not delayed at all. In fact the GA made an announcement to everyone at the gate to...
Jul 17, 19, 9:59 am
Replies: 50
Views: 5,097
Posted By dmodemd

Really annoying to get the beef and cheddar...

Really annoying to get the beef and cheddar sandwich or protein plate on the afternoon SEA-DAL flight since it doesn't fill you up and when you land in DAL, all the food places are closing up.
Jul 11, 19, 1:52 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,671
Posted By dmodemd

I had this issue and traced it back to a...

I had this issue and traced it back to a reservation I had booked through the app instead of online. As a result, I never book through the app.
Jun 27, 19, 10:14 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 13,606
Posted By dmodemd

DAL has been running a 737 during the peak season...

DAL has been running a 737 during the peak season but not a surprise to go back to E175. I didn't check timings on the future SEA flights but a late afternoon flight is desperately needed for either...
Jun 27, 19, 1:37 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 744
Posted By dmodemd

Breakfast is no longer free to all but Golds and...

Breakfast is no longer free to all but Golds and Diamonds get free full breakfast in the lobby restaurant. There is no lounge. I updated the master thread on lounge and breakfast. They are having...
Jun 27, 19, 9:53 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,553
Posted By dmodemd

I actually prefer 1A and I am not a bulkhead...

I actually prefer 1A and I am not a bulkhead favoring person. I don't find the reduced legroom too bad. What is a great benefit to me is that you don't have another seat leaning into you so if you...
Jun 26, 19, 4:48 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 15,509
Posted By dmodemd

No. We need them at SEA... you can take your...

No. We need them at SEA... you can take your laptops out :P
Jun 26, 19, 4:41 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,915
Posted By dmodemd

I would have no expectation that this would...

I would have no expectation that this would influence upgrade processing... if at the gate and "on the bubble" where you are high enough on the list with respect to seats available for sale, just...
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