Brick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1572 posts, RR: 8 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2582 times:
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...
Rsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2481 times:
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......
N737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 677 posts, RR: 18 Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2471 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.
N737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 677 posts, RR: 18 Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2436 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.
Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9551 posts, RR: 70 Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days ago) and read 2282 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW PHOTO SCREENER
First stop, Bangor.
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
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status In Flight
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1749 posts, RR: 31 Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2257 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...
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..