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Alliance Airlines growing & growing ?

ozfflyer

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Alliance seems to be getting bigger all the time.

They now have some enormous number of F100s & F70s.

There are now something like 63 x F100s in OZ.

Will Alliance keep taking over thin Virgin routes ? Makes sense, if Virgin have shortage of 737 pilots & Virgin have some thin routes, where can’t justify a 737-700.
 

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It will be very interesting to see if the ACCC approve the Qantas investment. Might change a few things going forward as I doubt Virgin would want to be involved long term if QF own part or a large chunk of it.
 

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I have just been booked onto Alliance, first time ever. Can anyone tell me what to expect. Can you do seat allocations etc
 

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I have just been booked onto Alliance, first time ever. Can anyone tell me what to expect. Can you do seat allocations etc
you can select seats- i go for row 2 on the port side, 2 on the left, 3 seats on the right.
I find the seats are wider, along with the armrests. Usually get more snacks than on VA metal.
No wifi, but VA inflight entertainment.
 

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Geez they must
a) be confident of ongoing/forward demand
b) got them cheap
I bet they got them cheap - maybe its just a test run, now that they own all the Fokker F100s and F70s in the world maybe they are just dipping their toe into the E190 and seeing what the economics and reliability of the E190 is actually like. I expect that if you do get them cheap enough the economics will stack up for Alliance.
 
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I bet they got them cheap - maybe its just a test run, now that they own all the Fokker F110s and F70s in the world maybe they are just dipping their toe into the E190 and seeing what the economics and reliability of the E190 is actually like. I expect that if you do get them cheap enough the economics will stack up for Alliance.
Maybe they scraped through the wreckage of VA1 and grabbed their old E190s
 
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Maybe they scraped through the wreckage of VA1 and grabbed their old E190s
They are buying from Copa Airlines?
On another note, the bulk of VA's E190s ended up at SA AirLink (subsidiary of another bankrupt carrier - South African Airways).

SA AirLink recently added another 5 ex-VA E190s that spent time parked in the USA just prior to the COVID hit.
 

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