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Sep 1, 19, 2:55 pm
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Posted By deelmakur

With a few exceptions in LAX, SFO, PDX and SEA...

With a few exceptions in LAX, SFO, PDX and SEA (especially to cities in Alaska in the latter case), AS is primarily a point to point carrier. Almost all of the newer city pairs are O&D routes. Even...
Aug 29, 19, 1:37 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 9,587
Posted By deelmakur

AS boards about 12% of the passengers using SFO....

AS boards about 12% of the passengers using SFO. While VX was an attractive brand, they lost money for years. The bankers selling Virgin effectively bid AS up. Low interest rates will help, but they...
Apr 20, 19, 2:18 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,423
Posted By deelmakur

Airbus Fleet

Anyone heard if experience in operating the Airbus fleet has changed the company plan to get rid of them? In particular, the A321 neo is a sweet machine.
Dec 12, 17, 11:35 am
Replies: 172
Views: 27,460
Posted By deelmakur

Lotsa luck. BA run a great business, but their...

Lotsa luck. BA run a great business, but their inflexibility in customer relations is part of the culture. You'll need the "jaws of life" to pry any money out of them . I took my first flight on...
Nov 25, 17, 7:17 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By deelmakur

It still seems a statistical improbability. Many...

It still seems a statistical improbability. Many of the passengers knew each other, and referenced an upscale gated community in Boca in their conversations. With the primary benefits of Mosaic being...
Nov 24, 17, 5:18 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By deelmakur

It would appear they have hit the mother load at...

It would appear they have hit the mother load at White Plains. From no nonstop service to Florida from HPN, they now have 4 daily (including an A320) nonstops to PBI, 2 to Ft. Lauderdale, several to...
Nov 24, 17, 11:43 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,104
Posted By deelmakur

26 Mosaics Onboard

Flew an E190 out of White Plains (HPN) to West Palm (PBI) this morning. The pre-board was huge. The F/A told me they had 26 Mosaic members on the flight. That's roughly 1 out of 4 passengers. Quite...
Jul 29, 17, 4:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,280
Posted By deelmakur

No flight status info for 2 days. They are...

No flight status info for 2 days. They are running past their infrastructure, with systems likely not built for the scale they have achieved. People I know, who fly them outside the hubs (like EWR...
Jul 25, 17, 7:57 am
Replies: 60
Views: 11,479
Posted By deelmakur

Don't drink the water.

Don't drink the water.
Jul 22, 17, 10:32 am
Replies: 114
Views: 9,317
Posted By deelmakur

B6 TrueBlue is point based, and actual points...

B6 TrueBlue is point based, and actual points earned vary, according to fare paid. They have some reciprocals, but nothing like the variety offered by MP. Given their East Coast focus, a lot of...
Jul 22, 17, 9:43 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,904
Posted By deelmakur

The secret sauce of the AS relationship with its...

The secret sauce of the AS relationship with its home market is that it is fiercely loyal to local institutions, Boeing in particular. It goes both ways. While the Airbus product is excellent,...
Apr 29, 17, 8:20 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,835
Posted By deelmakur

Agreed.

Agreed.
Apr 29, 17, 8:17 am
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Views: 1,942
Posted By deelmakur

Future of the A321neo with the merged entity. ...

Future of the A321neo with the merged entity.

http://atwonline.com/airframes/virgin-america-receives-first-a321neo-alaska-mulls-future-fleet
Apr 29, 17, 8:01 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By deelmakur

Obviously, I wasn't there, but the rather subdued...

Obviously, I wasn't there, but the rather subdued official press release makes no mention of any senior officer of the merged company, other than Peter Hunt.
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Apr 26, 17, 9:57 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,835
Posted By deelmakur

VX has removed the seasonal JFK-FLL from its...

VX has removed the seasonal JFK-FLL from its schedule. I had made two reservations, and they called to inform me the route was gone, and they were refunding my tickets. It was a superior service, but...
Apr 26, 17, 9:39 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By deelmakur

Boeing and Alaska are joined at the hip. It's all...

Boeing and Alaska are joined at the hip. It's all part of the Seattle "hometown airline" image. Boeing will eventually take those Airbus planes in trade for new Max aircraft, and remarket them....
Apr 1, 17, 8:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,717
Posted By deelmakur

They will also be adding a third row in F to VX...

They will also be adding a third row in F to VX planes. Say goodbye to all that legroom. Another observation. Fares are always high in Nov/Dec, with the Thanksgiving and Christmas travel surge. They...
Dec 29, 16, 5:31 am
Replies: 24
Views: 8,405
Posted By deelmakur

There is no discipline at the boarding gates....

There is no discipline at the boarding gates. Customers are encouraged to stow bags anywhere. Large bags are routinely checked at the gate for free, encouraging people to bring them there, while the...
Oct 2, 16, 10:56 am
Replies: 53
Views: 16,555
Posted By deelmakur

This is what happens when airlines start screwing...

This is what happens when airlines start screwing around with ways to grab extra revenue. It's very difficult to monitor who is in what seat, especially with minimum staffing onboard. A dedicated...
Apr 4, 16, 6:02 am
Replies: 194
Views: 23,083
Posted By deelmakur

Dream on. Alaska has not been a low fare operator...

Dream on. Alaska has not been a low fare operator for years. The oligopoly keeps growing. As for the VX shareholders, they are primarily institutional. They have never had an interest in the future...
Apr 3, 16, 11:27 am
Replies: 194
Views: 23,083
Posted By deelmakur

Alaska has been paranoid about VX from the...

Alaska has been paranoid about VX from the beginning, and tried to stop them with several legal actions. It worked, and VX had to lease out the first Airbus planes they received to people like...
Mar 28, 16, 9:50 am
Replies: 44
Views: 36,114
Posted By deelmakur

Book opposite aisles. Non revs, and commuting...

Book opposite aisles. Non revs, and commuting aircrews often take those middle seats. Since they board just before departure, they do not show on the seat map.
Mar 25, 16, 10:38 am
Replies: 29
Views: 4,396
Posted By deelmakur

The whole revenue accounting/IT setup is a...

The whole revenue accounting/IT setup is a problem. The website freezes when it gets busy. Administratively, they book add ons like EMS in one stream, ticket revenue in another, and award travel in...
Mar 22, 16, 9:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By deelmakur

Booking a connection over a hub like JFK, on what...

Booking a connection over a hub like JFK, on what is essentially an O&D carrier, is playing with fire. Why did you not take the Alaska Airlines nonstop?
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