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Old 11-25-2018, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat View Post
Just to stir up the rumor mill, on the Allegiant forums they said that some Alaska Execs were in Summerlin last week discussing transferring some Airbus leases.

Wish I heard from a flight attendants cousin who is also a gate agent, but thatís my news source.
Swapping them with the Mad Dogs??
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:40 AM
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Swapping them with the Mad Dogs??
I heard the schedules would get better once the MDs were on property... or something like that.
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat View Post
Just to stir up the rumor mill, on the Allegiant forums they said that some Alaska Execs were in Summerlin last week discussing transferring some Airbus leases.

Wish I heard from a flight attendants cousin who is also a gate agent, but thatís my news source.
Why are they painting them then? That's not cheap, I've seen several eskimo buses.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:12 AM
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For some reason you ex-VXers just don't want to admit the Airbus was doomed the day the merger went down. Better study up on your Boeing stuff.
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
Why are they painting them then? That's not cheap, I've seen several eskimo buses.
Not that expensive. Luckily the planes are white. They are just paining the tail a touching up the rest. They will be around long enough to pay for the paint.
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by PNWFlyer View Post
Not that expensive. Luckily the planes are white. They are just paining the tail a touching up the rest. They will be around long enough to pay for the paint.
What about the interiors? That funny looking carpet on the walls canít be cheap
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Old 11-26-2018, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by PNWFlyer View Post
Not that expensive. Luckily the planes are white. They are just paining the tail a touching up the rest. They will be around long enough to pay for the paint.
Fake news....VX's white was pearl, AS has a gloss white like what some paint manufacturers would call "Alpine" or "Arctic" White (Not sure what the actual paint code is). Everything but the wings get painted....they aren't stripping the paint down down though.....just white primer and white gloss over the existing paint.
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:22 PM
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Per the Mooch in V1...paint and interior mod(more seats) on the Airbus is an 8 month payoff and the leases go 3 to 5 years.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
Why are they painting them then? That's not cheap, I've seen several eskimo buses.

Not all of them are painted yet. Could offload a couple/few next year maybe? We are hiring a decent number in the first half of next year so doubt we're gonna remove airplanes during that time, however Alaska's growth in the past has often been to replace airplanes with fewer seats with airplanes with more seats and call it growth.
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Old 11-26-2018, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Packrat View Post
For some reason you ex-VXers just don't want to admit the Airbus was doomed the day the merger went down. Better study up on your Boeing stuff.
Only at Alaska Airlines will you find pilots dumb enough to applaud the removal of airplanes from the fleet.
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