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The Merger Jet (At Last)

West Coast airline flying includes a lot of Virgin America.  Headquartered in Redwood City, just down the peninsula from SFO, Virgin America has been struggling to establish itself as a carrier with a different level of service.  It must have … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary Boeing by Alaska

Alaska Airlines makes a big deal about being an “All Boeing” airline (which I assume does not count the Horizon Q400s and the Skywest Embraers).  With Boeing celebrating their 100th anniversary, Alaska put some special markings on one of their … Continue reading

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Rapid Takeover of the Embraer E175 E1

The step up in size that Embraer took when they create the E170/175 and E190/195 aircraft was important for them and it proved to be a successful move.  Both types did well and have achieved a solid market presence.  With … Continue reading

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What, No Winglets?

There is not a huge amount of variation in airliners these days so coming across something a little different is usually a moment of interest.  While the name Alaska Airlines might suggest an airline focused on Alaska, it is actually … Continue reading

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New Alaska Livery

When an airline decides to change its livery, it isn’t too long before large numbers of their aircraft are in the new scheme and you start forgetting that there was ever a previous paint job. In between those two points … Continue reading

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Rainy and Dark at SeaTac

In the past I have been able to get some reasonable shots of departing aircraft at SeaTac from the pier of the terminal that Southwest operate from while I am waiting for my flight.  I was heading home in the … Continue reading

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SeaTac

I had an early flight out of Seattle on my way back to the Bay Area. It was a nice morning and the planes were departing to the south. The terminal that Southwest operates from is towards the southern end … Continue reading

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Horizon schemes

Seattle is a busy airport with plenty of operators coming through.  However, the home airline is Alaska and their regional affiliate is Horizon.  Consequently, both of them are very busy.  Horizon operates a fleet of Bombardier Q400s.  They used to … Continue reading

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