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Alaska Airlines adds Hawaii flights from Sacramento, San Jose

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 8:27am PST
Alaska Airlines adds Hawaii flights from Sacramento, San Jose

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

Alaska Airlines said it will inaugurate service to Hawaii from the California cities of Sacramento and San Jose beginning in March 2010.
Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) of Seattle, said with those new routes, 11 percent of its capacity will be dedicated to flying to Hawaii. The airline appears to be taking advantage of the demise of Hawaiian carriers ATA and Aloha airlines with the service additions in California. On Monday, the airline began service to Hawaii from Oakland.
Three-times-weekly service will begin March 11, 2010 between San Jose and Maui and four-times-weekly service will begin March 12 between San Jose and Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. On March 26, Alaska will begin flying daily between Sacramento and Maui.
“In just two years, Hawaii has become a major part of our route network. With the new service ... Alaska Airlines will have 73 roundtrip flights a week serving the Hawaiian Islands,” said Steve Jarvis, Alaska’s vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience, in a statement.

Let's hope these are additional block hours and it leads to quicker recalls.
 

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For November, advanced bookings are up 2.5 points from the same month last year, while December bookings are up 3.5 points, said Alaska Airlines President Bradley Tilden

The airline began service to Hawaii from Oakland.

Alaska Airlines announced today it will inaugurate service between San Jose, Calif., and Kahului, Maui, and four-times-weekly service between San Jose and Kona. The airline also announced it will offer daily flights between Sacramento, Calif., and Maui.

Airline's Hawaii service grows to 73 roundtrips a week, including 21 roundtrips from Bay Area and Sacramento

Alaska Airlines is adding about 40 flights around the Christmas period.

Alaska canceled over 15 flights in October due to lack of crews. I want to know who is going to fly all this additional capacity?
 

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You guys do have a great route structure, and are capitalizing on Aloha's demise. Nobody else has added the Hawaii stuff until recently (CAL is adding LAX--HNL/OGG and SNA/HNL). Good for you guys.

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Good luck getting back guys. How many are on furlough now at AS? 105 -106? Aren't only 10 planes ETOPS approved or did they get more? We have 84 at QX and no recalls in the future. Sad. For the first round of furloughs at QX this is the one year aniversary of being F'd.
 

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Good luck getting back guys. How many are on furlough now at AS? 105 -106? Aren't only 10 planes ETOPS approved or did they get more? We have 84 at QX and no recalls in the future. Sad. For the first round of furloughs at QX this is the one year aniversary of being F'd.
 

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I hope they do - And while they are at it I would like to ask for my base back for Christmas. The snow SUCKS!

Baja.


There is a cure for that, try snowboarding. Almost, but not quite surfing, but it fills the gap.
 

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Good luck getting back guys. How many are on furlough now at AS? 105 -106? Aren't only 10 planes ETOPS approved or did they get more? We have 84 at QX and no recalls in the future. Sad. For the first round of furloughs at QX this is the one year aniversary of being F'd.

106. There are 19 ETOPS airplanes with 7 more being converted early next year.
 

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Alaska and SWA

THis could be a good fit for SWA and give them Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and Canada
 

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LUV? It could be a good fit, but what's it it for ALK? Why would they want to join with a low cost, bare bones carrier? ALK is a profitable, 75 yr old company with a market cap over 1 BIL. It would drastically change ALK's product. I also don't think LUV would be to interested in the meat and potatoes of ALK's route structure. The state of ALASKA. Nome, Fairbanks, King Salmon, Kodiak, Bethel, Sitka, Ketchikan, Freighters, Combi 737's. It does not seem to fit LUV's stratagy. My bet is on independence (not the airline).
 

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THis could be a good fit for SWA and give them Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and Canada

Too many overlapping routes on the West Coast. Any regulator would look at that first. When DL and NWA got together, we had virtually NO overlapping routes except between respective hubs. Now, does AK and the new DL have overlapping routes? Nope, not really. (other than between our hubs, and SEA to HNL). I think AK would be a great fit for a lot of airlines, and Ayers knows it. It is amazing what they are doing with their 738s to Hawaii, filling in large gaps that nobody else has cared to fill.


Bye Bye---General Lee
 

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don't worry...pretty soon he'll be telling us we'll be yanking his gear to PASI...

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LUV? It could be a good fit, but what's it it for ALK? Why would they want to join with a low cost, bare bones carrier? ALK is a profitable, 75 yr old company with a market cap over 1 BIL. It would drastically change ALK's product. I also don't think LUV would be to interested in the meat and potatoes of ALK's route structure. The state of ALASKA. Nome, Fairbanks, King Salmon, Kodiak, Bethel, Sitka, Ketchikan, Freighters, Combi 737's. It does not seem to fit LUV's stratagy. My bet is on independence (not the airline).

Exactly. Not to mention the $250 million in annual code-share revenue that would instantly dissapear. Not going to happen.
 

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don't worry...pretty soon he'll be telling us we'll be yanking his gear to PASI...

Mookie

Right now I think you guys are well run and have a great operation. I wish you didn't have any furloughed pilots though, and eventually I hope our airlines get "closer...." (and then I will go to Sitka.....:) )


Bye Bye--General Lee
 

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THis could be a good fit for SWA and give them Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and Canada


SWA??? I doubt it. There is no reason for either company to want to do this. Two different cultures...two different products....besides SWA has comitted to not merging unless labor can come to an agreement...and i don't see Alaska settling for anything less than DoH and I don't see SWA wanting most of their Captains ending up junior to half the pilots at Alaska.

My favorite...most imaginative... merger rumor is Air Tran...Delta gives us a bunch of cash to go buy Air Tran...we then shift all the Air Tran flying out West, more importantly out of Atlanta.

My nightmare...also most likely scenario (aside from AS staying independent which is really the most likely in the short-mid term) is based on the scary fact that NW+DL=UAL+CAL=AA+AS(or Air Tran or US)

I think if UAL+CAL happens...AA is going to be forced to move and that either means US Air, Air Tran, or AS. I think US Air might be too big and still too much of a mess from the last merger especially considering AA's financial condition...Air Tran has too much overlap with AA to be approved...but i think AS could happen and it would also solve AA's MD80 problem.
 

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There is a cure for that, try snowboarding. Almost, but not quite surfing, but it fills the gap.

I board very well...looking forward to the local slope opening up...will swap to long call then. Make the best of what is in my lap....

Baja.
 
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