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Frontier's A318 Starts Service Tomorrow (July 20)  
User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2967 times:

It's first day routing will be SEA-DEN-MCI-DEN-LAS-DEN. Starting on the second day, it will be DEN-SEA-DEN-MCI-DEN-LAS-DEN.

Here's the schedule:
DEN-SEA 6:50a 8:30a (Except July 20)
SEA-DEN 9:05a 12:40p
DEN-MCI 1:20p 3:55p
MCI-DEN 4:30p 5:10p
DEN-LAS 5:55p 6:45p
LAS-DEN 7:25p 10:10p

I don't know when LAX is going to be added. It's on the A318 schedule, but I don't see any flights running this weekend. Maybe after Frontier gets it's second A318.

The weather for Denver isn't looking good for Sunday.  Sad

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2890 times:
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Mark, when will it arrive in SEA on the 20th?

User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 678 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2859 times:

I will be on the ramp to get shots of it. Thats for sure.


Thanks

Aaron Mandolesi
Denver, Colorado.


User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 678 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2847 times:

mmmm, damn! I can't wait for tomorrow! Thanks Mark for the info.

Being the Airbus Nut that I am, it will be a mid-day treat!  Smile


Ahhhh


Aaron Mandolesi
Denver, Colorado


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5980 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

Aron,
in that case, your username is a bit misleading  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5489 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Are they getting the PTV's installed on them too?? I was hoping to catch it here at MCO while they were getting installed.

User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2737 times:

Clickhappy,

The DEN-SEA above is flight 838 which according to their schedules doesn't operate Saturdays and Sundays. The SEA-DEN flight is flight number 825 which doesn't operate on Saturdays. So how does the plane get to Seattle for a sunday morning departure to Denver? I don't know. I've been watching the flight trackers all day and haven't seen it go to Seattle to overnight for the flight tomorrow. Maybe it's already there. I dunno...

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2728 times:
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thanks Mark.

I too have been watching the flight trackers...but haven't seen it...I wonder if maybe it is showing up as an A319?


User currently offlineBromma1968 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

As a european it's nice to see the americans excitement over european planes.
Anders Nilsson


User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

Anders,

Don't worry, it's not that we love European planes, it's just that we're happy for a new type for F9  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2649 times:

I can't go out today and see it  Sad .... I have guitar lessons to go to, and parents not respecting my time... I guess I'll just sit here....like I did all summer.

F*CK!



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2636 times:


Well Everyone..........

I was down at SEA this morning and the 318 was a now show, All I saw was the 737 with the two Polar Bears on the tail departing at about 0925. I waited around until 1000 and nothing but I did get a shot of a NWA 330 departing so the day wasnt all wasted......

Regards



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User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 678 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 week 4 days ago) and read 2626 times:

As Randall stated it was a no show! I called after I got off work today to SOC and Dispatch at Frontier. Frontier pre-loaded the A318 into its schedule system early for booking purposes only. The aircraft is officially delivered on June 23 from PHX-DEN in the afternoon.

So for the SEA guys, its not coming. Frontier until weds will have other aircraft fly the routes that it is scheduled to be on until the aircraft is going to be delivered. I was told that once the airplane is in place in PHX, that it will undergo proving flights, non-pax with the FAA Check Airmen. Then will be fully operational for Weds. I was also told the schedule from PHX on Weds does not reflect a A318, and it will take over a 733 on one of the flights that day.

Also for future reference, Frontier will never have an aircraft delivered through any other cities except MCO and PHX, as thats what dispatch told me.

So "Griswald" the bear will have to wait a few more days.


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Aaron Mandolesi
Denver, Colorado



User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2605 times:
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So, they have had the plane a month and it hasn't entered service yet?

User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Yeah they didn't come to DFW. Me JCS17 and Ryan Umphrey waited and waited, and it didn't come.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 678 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Royal, remember. The aircraft was delivered to the company in Hamburg, then flew test flights for a good few weeks after delivery. Then was flown to the Paris Air Show for a week.

Aircraft was then prepared for the trip to the USA, now somewhere in between Hamburg and Phoenix or is Already there. Now they must do proving flights for the Faa Check Airmen. So Technically it has been delivered, just not for pax service yet. Remember this is the first aircraft of the A318 series being delivered to an airline. Major prep work is involved. More than you think!

Weds night I am going over to the Frontier hangar to see my friend who works there and spend some time seeing the aircraft and getting some pics as It will overnight in Denver.


Thanks

Aaron Mandolesi
Denver, Colorado


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2551 times:

*sigh*

I'm so pissed. Well, the weather was bad so at least I didn't miss much. Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it out to DIA again until Aug 2nd at the earliest.

Good thing I didn't buy a ticket either for today. Would have been really screwed then.

Good luck guys!

Mark Abbott
Denver, CO



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

Hi everybody,

the aircraft is still present at Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW), latest delivery is now set for tomorrow (July 22nd).


Frank
FU Airliner Photography



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineBenyhone From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 206 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2500 times:

Here in PHX - I can confirm everything that Aaron has already stated. It's gotta do a few test flights here before entering service.

802 should be a week later.

Terry
Cactus Wings



Cactus Wings Photography, Phoenix
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25008 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2453 times:
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Airbus has a press release saying that the aircraft has been delivered.

http://www.airbus.com/dynamic/media/index.asp

Not sure where it is, though. Phoenix?

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineFUAirliner From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 538 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Today (July 22nd) the Airbus Industrie A318-111 N801FR departed Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW) at 4:20 pm (German time) and is now on its way towards the United States.


Frank
FU Airliner Photography



Frank Unterspann - Hamburg, Germany
User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9603 posts, RR: 69
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
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First stop, Bangor.

Airline Frontier
Flight Number 801
Departure City (Airport) Finkenwerder, Germany (EDHI)
Departure Time 07/22/2003 04:20 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Bangor, ME (BGR)
Arrival Time 07/22/2003 05:49 PM
Remaining Flight Time 05:27
Aircraft Type
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status In Flight


User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

July 22nd seems like a good day to deliver airliners for Airbus....last year i remember it was the Airbus A340-600 that went to Virgin at the Farnborough airshow...now the Frontier A318...both firsts for the industry...
a good day since it is my birthday and all... Smile/happy/getting dizzy

i am tracking FFT801 right now from BGR to PHX and it just passed over adirondack regional (SLK) in new york...i'll make a screen shot and post it here momentarily..

jonathan d.



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1754 posts, RR: 29
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

here's FFT801 on its way to PHX



"my soul is in the sky" - shakespeare
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

Hmmm, I can't see anything on the tracker that you posted....but that is a nice pair of tits on your desktop  Big thumbs up


I think it should come in tomorrow (23)



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
25 Mariner : ETA at PHX is 9.38 tonight. cheers mariner
26 Dazed767 : Will they be putting the PTV's on it as well? I hope to see it here at MCO soon if they do! JC
27 Mariner : Yes to the PTV's, but not until September on the first one, N801FR. Apparently, they want to get the plane in service as soon as possible and put the
28 Post contains images Jderden777 : vafi88 chill dude jonathan d.
29 An-225 : Lighting sucked today. It was hot and hazier than any other day for the past two weeks. I went out with Vafi88 nonetheless. It was a bad day to shoot.
30 JeffM : Alex, Aaron, Mark, Tim (wait, he works for Frontier) The Frontier 318 won't be here until the 27th. Probably the first flight from Phoenix that day. I
31 An-225 : Good news, Jeff. I hope to see you out there. Good luck. Alex.
32 Post contains images Brick : Nuts, I'm out of town from July 27th until August 2nd. Then I turn around and head back out on the road August 4th until the 9th. Looks like it will b
33 JeffM : Your welcome Mark! Other then missing the first day here, I'm sure you'll see 'Grizz' around old Mile High soon enough.... Alex.....how's the job sear
34 Post contains images An-225 : Jeff, Nobody called from Firstwatch, and it seems like they're a bunch of morons out there anyway. I submitted my resume twice and filled out my appli
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