Talk:Ravn Alaska

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The page needs a link to the helos in the fleet. (talk) 02:07, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Helos need to be added. (talk) 23:47, 8 October 2014 (UTC)

To be added[edit]

Hageland flight 1453 to Saint Marys crash (talk) 16:45, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

This need to be renamed, but to what?[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: No consensus to move. Editors who want to take note of the planned renaming could add something about it to the article text of Era Alaska. In my personal opinion it would be unusual if we renamed the Wikipedia articles before the airline has even put up any web site under the new name. The delay could mean that they aren't sure. The plans may still be in flux. EdJohnston (talk) 04:02, 3 February 2014 (UTC)

Era Alaska → ? – So, Era is rebranding again. Here is the press release :[1]. As you can see it says that Era Alaska will be renamed "Ravn Alaska" while Era Aviation will be renamed "Corvus Airlines" and Hageland and Frontier will become "Ravn Connect." Beeblebrox (talk) 04:22, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Confused yet? I am.

I thought "Era Aviation" ceased to exist the last time they rebranded a few years ago and it was all called "Era Alaska" now. by the way, we still have an article on Era Aviation as well. So....uh... obviously we need to do some renaming, and possibly some merging. But what should be renamed to what or merged where, not so sure. I will notify the Airlines WikiProject of this discussion, maybe they have some insight into this gibberish... Beeblebrox (talk) 04:22, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

I suspect that they mean that "Era Aviation" was the brand name they used for the mainline airline, while Hageland and Frontier were used to brand their bush flights. With the latest rename, the mainline flights would be called "Corvus" (akin to being the Alaskan version of "American Eagle" in relation to American Airlines) would be called "Ravn Connect", and the group would be "Ravn Alaska" (similar to AMR Corporation in relation to American Airlines) Though, this really wastes all that publicity they got from the TV show, as they won't even use the name "Era". -- (talk) 11:01, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
  • As for our article on Era Aviation, that should have a start/end date added to the title, as it is now an article on a defunct airline that was merged into "Era Alaska", not the brand name used by Era Alaska. -- (talk) 11:02, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
The way I'm reading it, it seems to be saying that three airlines, Era Aviation, Hageleand, and Frontier, were all merged into Era Alaska in 2010 but continued to operate more or less separately as divisions within the lager organization, and that they are simply renaming those divisions now, so Era Aviation is not so much "defunct" as it is a division of Era Alaska (now Ravn Alaska) that is now to be renamed Corvus. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:10, 11 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose – we don't react to press releases. Give it time, and when the new name catches on deal with it. Dicklyon (talk) 01:29, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
The press release was just the first thing I found on Google and I hoped getting straight fromt he horse's mouth might help clarify what was what, but I actually became aware of it because I heard this news story ont the Alaska Public Radio Network. This is kind of big news. If you are flying between any of the three largest cities in Alaska you probably go with Alaska Airlines. If you are going to any of the dozens of smaller cities by air, Era or one of it's divisions is probably your only choice. That would be why it was deemed important enought o be on the statewide evening news. Beeblebrox (talk) 18:25, 12 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I would wait until the airline's website, documents, flights, etc have been officially changed to the new name. It may be announced but I would wait until it officially renamed. (talk) 02:47, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
  • We normally go with what reliable sources say, and the press is already referring to them as Ravn. [2][3]. To me this is much less about when we do it as it is about how we do it. Beeblebrox (talk) 03:01, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
  • The airline's website still refers to the name as "Era Alaska" with a bulletin stating "We are changing are name to Ravn". Give it time and when the website update to the new name then the article can be renamed. (talk) 05:04, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
  • This isn't all that difficult. Rename this to Ravn Alaska, rename Era Aviation to Corvus Airlines, and create a new Ravn Connect that Hageland Aviation Services and Frontier Alaska can refer to. Perhaps even merge those latter two to create Ravn Connect if that's deemed helpful. The real question is when to do this; I agree that it might be best to wait a month or so, see when the official branding has changed. I also don't see a big problem with doing it now, however. --BDD (talk) 22:22, 30 January 2014 (UTC)