Alaska Airlines A320

An Air Alaska A320 will very likely become a reality!

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I don’t think that will happen. Airlines usually sell all their planes after a merger if the airline does not operate them. Southwest did that with the AirTran 717s.

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Because British already had the A320 family in operation.

What I meant to say is that if the airline doesn’t operate the type of aircraft the merging airline has they are more likely to sell them.

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It does. Not a lot of hours+less chance of mechanical problems= a lot of $.

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With the money you can replace the a319 and a320 with more 737s. An all Boeing airline will stay an all Boeing airline for a while. Same thing with an all airbus airline.

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Who knows, maybe they’ll give them to horizon air.

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I don’t think that is the case. If you look at Delta, they operated Boeing exclusively. After they acquired Northwest, they gained a massive Airbus fleet (currently have the most A330s compared to any airline). Check Deltas wiki page under fleets and it has all the details. @Huw

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Ah. No thanks.

Hopefully they just let the leases expire

Or at least stick on some sharklets

Anyway, it won’t happen and if it does, you can laugh at me all you want.

And since they got Airbus aircraft in their fleet now, they’re ordering more.

I expected an Alaska airlines a320. I’m sad now.

You could be right! I was reading how Alaska have prided themselves of being an all-Boeing fleet (not including Horizon). Alaska seems like a company that wants to support American-made planes (makes sense, purely a political move within the company). But keep in mind, Airbus just recently opened an A320 factory in Alabama with the purpose of winning over large US carriers like American, Delta, United, and now Alaska (post merger). So an A320 fleet is not entirely out of the question. But I do respect your opinion.

They can’t sell them, the airplanes are on lease. They can either:

  1. Let the planes run out their lease then return them
  2. Pay a fee and return the planes early
  3. Keep renewing the leases

737s

Airlines diversify or pit manufacturers against each other to get cheaper deals. Some airlines will value having one fleet to maintain, but there are risks and some airlines choose to make a mixed fleet.

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Horizon Air is an airline that does regional flights for Alaska. It is not another mainline carrier. A319s and A320s are mainline aircraft, not regional aircraft.

No, Delta has many, but not the most currently in service. Either China Eastern or Turkish has the most, not sure.

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