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Topic: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: SAN787
Posted 2008-07-22 09:56:00 and read 7277 times.

Sounds like some cool ATA-branded items to be had at the auction... Who is going to be the first to have an ATA check-in kiosk with touch screen as their downstairs bar???

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dl...le?AID=/20080722/BUSINESS/80722033

for those not in Indy, check eBay tonight  footinmouth   yes 

Topic: RE: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: LN-MOW
Posted 2008-07-22 10:36:52 and read 7060 times.

Today's auction of ATA assets comes nearly two years after the Indianapolis-based airline closed and filed for bankruptcy. The company, whose corporate offices were at the corner of West Washington Street and South Girls School Road, had about 600 local employees.


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Has it been two years since March already .... ?

Topic: RE: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: TZTriStar500
Posted 2008-07-22 20:33:10 and read 6377 times.



Quoting SAN787 (Thread starter):
Sounds like some cool ATA-branded items to be had at the auction

I was at the viewing on Monday and there wasn't that much of interest. 50% of it is offcie furniture, 40% computer equipment, and the 10% left was miscellaneous junk to be quite frank. There was only a few wall hangings with any ATA branding or relevance. Because everything is sold in large lots, it was not worth the time for the very few interesting items.

Topic: RE: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: Type-Rated
Posted 2008-07-22 20:57:31 and read 6265 times.

I've been to auctions where they do those large lot groupings. It's aggravating. It's like "What will the opening offer be for this group of 50 desks!" Or even worse, the lot may be 100 calculators. I hate it when they do that.

Topic: RE: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: WithaK
Posted 2008-07-23 06:08:54 and read 5670 times.



Quoting Type-Rated (Reply 3):
the lot may be 100 calculators

Can you imagine them trying auction off 100 calculators individually. I'm sure you would be able to see the life draining from the auctioneer's eyes as they reached calculator 50 and realsing that they were only halfway there.  Big grin

Kris

Topic: RE: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: TZTriStar500
Posted 2008-07-23 11:17:26 and read 3228 times.

I should have added that it was quite melancholy to see the old offices, including what was mine, in this state...all the hustle and bustle gone, quiet and lifeless. All I could think leaving there for the last time was what a shame, but nothing lasts forever and life moves on. Too many times we take much too many things for granted and things like this sober oneself to life's ups and downs and help appreciate what is important.

Topic: RE: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: Revelation
Posted 2008-07-23 11:36:56 and read 3157 times.



Quoting TZTriStar500 (Reply 5):
I should have added that it was quite melancholy to see the old offices, including what was mine, in this state...all the hustle and bustle gone, quiet and lifeless. All I could think leaving there for the last time was what a shame, but nothing lasts forever and life moves on. Too many times we take much too many things for granted and things like this sober oneself to life's ups and downs and help appreciate what is important.

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In the early 90's, a bunch of us engineers went to visit the auctioning-off of a startup that went bust. You could go to the various offices and see various designs still on the whiteboards, as if their engineers had left the day before. It was very sobering.

Topic: RE: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2008-07-23 11:42:19 and read 3152 times.

Are they selling L1011's?

(A boy can hope...)

Topic: RE: ATA Liquidation Auction Today
Username: TZTriStar500
Posted 2008-07-23 17:40:31 and read 2810 times.



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 7):
Are they selling L1011's?

(A boy can hope...)

Well, TZ does still "own" the 3 L-1011s (N162-164AT). 162 and 163 are still technically on the certificate as they have yet to exhaust all efforts to sell the TZ operating certificate.

As for the 3 L-1011s, they have liens against them for a bank loan, but I suspect they will be part of the aviation related items that are to be auctioned by Starman Brothers in September. There is already a notice of it at www.starmanauctions.com/upcomingauctions.htm


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