Thats now. Talking about base closures before.To be fair, ATL is now our largest base by far...
No. The base officially opened Dec 2013 with 50 crews (100 total) and with time expanded to about 57 crew /115 pilots including base CP. LaGuardia flying started 2014 and we were flying out of all three EWR/JFK/LGA.I like to say NYC is a safe base... but didn't Virgin America close their NYC base before the acquisition?
What's the optimum stage length for each fleet type?It was all Alaska. They wanted to move Boeings to longer transcons and Airbuses re-deploy to west coast to do up/downs and midcons. Virgin had done well with the NYC base and liked the presence of east coast/anchored pilots.
For Alaska, they hate the 319/320 and say it’s the least fuel efficient plane they have. They’re all about seat capacity on a plane. The future order is going to be between MAX 9/10 and maybe 321NEO if we go dual fleet. They don’t like that the A319-320 give them 119-150 seats. So we’ve redeployed that fleet mostly up/down the west coast and some midcons. The Airbus stage length if I had to guess these days is probably 850-980nm.What's the optimum stage length for each fleet type?