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Old 12-18-2019, 08:48 AM
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You need to apply at each application window. If you haven’t heard anything since the last time you applied that means you’re still in the running.
I've been "in the running" for seven years straight now!
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:49 AM
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Any confirmed class dates yet for 2020?
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:50 AM
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1/27, 2/10, 2/24 is tentative
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:50 AM
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Planned classes into APR, though future hiring is always subject to change.


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Old 12-23-2019, 09:40 PM
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Wasn’t Jan supposed to be 3 classes and Feb 1?
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Old 12-23-2019, 11:04 PM
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Wasn’t Jan supposed to be 3 classes and Feb 1?
1/6 1/13 1/27 2/10 is what I have heard.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:13 AM
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Hiring will remain strong because this airline is lagging. They aren't buying 321's nor are they taking Max's (beyond their control) and they are shedding 319's and 320's.

Why hire when losing so many aircraft? It's because they are losing pilots in record numbers. Ask yourself "why?"

Company's published Vision for 2020:
Network changes: summer 2020 schedule

In 2020 and beyond, we’re going to be focusing on growing our market share in the Pacific Northwest. To help us meet these goals, our network planning team has run the numbers, reviewed our revenue, and developed some changes to our summer schedule. (Cuz we're getting beat).


As we continue to strive to be the best airline in the face of unrelenting competition (i.e. teeth kicked in), these changes will help us maintain our seat share in Seattle and strengthen markets and build frequency where we see strong returns on investment.

Seattle’s a thriving and expanding region, and it’s our hometown (it's ONE fricking town). We need to continue growing to keep pace with the region, provide our guests with the best service possible and be the best airline in Seattle. We know the SEA operation is constrained, and one of our highest priorities is to manage Seattle congestion. The fact is that we have to grow Seattle to maintain our gates and hold off competition.

So, what does this mean for the summer schedule?

For the summer, we’re down-gauging our intra-California routes and increasing frequencies with smaller aircraft – both Horizon and SkyWest. Moving this flying to regionals frees us up to fly mainline jets on Seattle routes to Montana and other popular summer destinations.

In their own words, Alaska is getting beat by the competition, they are retreating to the PNW, yet they will continue to grow their regional operation.

This isn't the Alaska that you fell in love with. Keep climbing.
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Old 12-30-2019, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Ispeakjive View Post
Hiring will remain strong because this airline is lagging. They aren't buying 321's nor are they taking Max's (beyond their control) and they are shedding 319's and 320's.

Why hire when losing so many aircraft? It's because they are losing pilots in record numbers. Ask yourself "why?"

Company's published Vision for 2020:
Network changes: summer 2020 schedule

In 2020 and beyond, we’re going to be focusing on growing our market share in the Pacific Northwest. To help us meet these goals, our network planning team has run the numbers, reviewed our revenue, and developed some changes to our summer schedule. (Cuz we're getting beat).


As we continue to strive to be the best airline in the face of unrelenting competition (i.e. teeth kicked in), these changes will help us maintain our seat share in Seattle and strengthen markets and build frequency where we see strong returns on investment.

Seattle’s a thriving and expanding region, and it’s our hometown (it's ONE fricking town). We need to continue growing to keep pace with the region, provide our guests with the best service possible and be the best airline in Seattle. We know the SEA operation is constrained, and one of our highest priorities is to manage Seattle congestion. The fact is that we have to grow Seattle to maintain our gates and hold off competition.

So, what does this mean for the summer schedule?

For the summer, we’re down-gauging our intra-California routes and increasing frequencies with smaller aircraft – both Horizon and SkyWest. Moving this flying to regionals frees us up to fly mainline jets on Seattle routes to Montana and other popular summer destinations.

In their own words, Alaska is getting beat by the competition, they are retreating to the PNW, yet they will continue to grow their regional operation.

This isn't the Alaska that you fell in love with. Keep climbing.
Good bye, Alaska. It was great knowing you.
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Old 12-30-2019, 03:27 PM
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Curious, why is the sky falling? Trying to read between the lines, what intra California routes does the Airbus do? The only ones I can think of are SF/LA and SF/SAN. We already lost SJC a lil while ago to the regionals. What other routes does the Airbus do intra-California?


The announcement doesn’t sound like they’re cutting flying in terms of reducing capacity systemwide?. It says re-allocating the Airbus routes to do more out of SEA and intra CA routes to the regionals. We gain some previous regional only routes, like SEA-MSO/FAT/BZN. The Bus is doing flight(s) to those cities and replacing a Q400/E170 route, and gaining additional frequencies to places like MKE and PIT. With no Buses coming and the MAX grounded, that flying has to come from somewhere, hence the re-allocation?

The un-grounding of the MAX at this point has entirely become political. The fix is logical, sound, and should have been approved by now. It’s all image at this point and for the FAA to save face and look like they are in complete control. Now EASA is yelling about changing long standing published procedures on the 737 after a sim evaluation done by line pilots that had an AOA sensor disagree on takeoff. Never mind that all pilots in the same scenario made it out just fine. Why should EASA unground the MAX anytime soon when their countries make the Airbus and all of Europe benefits while Boeing suffers? MAX is very limited numbers in Europe. Why should China unground the MAX anytime soon with all these tariffs and trade wars?


Yes we need scope and it will come in the next contract. Not sure I understand the gloom ‘n doom as it’s being painted here. Once the MAX is flying again, there will be a mass order. The Airbuses are done. I thought I read that going forward the 319/320s would all be returned and if we stay dual fleet, it would only be 321NEOs. With only 10 of those there should be no problem getting out of them. If they had wanted more Buses by now they would have already ordered them. Correct? Instead, deferred 320NEOs from 2020-2022 to 2022-2024. 1 left in 2019, 2 leave for 2020. That will be 70 Airbuses by year end 2020. The MAX will be re-certified 1Q 2020 and in service by summer. There should be a fleet “plan” announced by then. I still think a 100-150 MAX order is a real possibility.
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Old 12-30-2019, 03:57 PM
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Sadly the only aircraft order I’d believe at this point would be 100 seat EMB-190s to Horizon. Probably in the range of about 30 aircraft.

As for anything else I’ll believe it when I’m sitting in the seat and the check clears.


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