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What Happened To Valuejet?  
User currently offlineAms From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1692 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11665 times:

About 8 years ago Valuejet was serving destinations in the Us using the low budget concept on their DC-9's

I am not sure if this company is still in business?
Anyone knows what happened to Valuejet?

Also Valuejet had a crash in the everglades in Florida.


regards,
AMS

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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11600 times:

Valujet merged with AirTran and kept the AirTran name.


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User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11541 times:

I was tlaking to someone about how Northwest's A319/757 incident at LGa this past winter, and how the 757 was back in service.

Then the idiot asked me how long the Valujet DC-9 that crashed in the Everglades took to repair.

-Phil



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11472 times:

Then the idiot asked me how long the Valujet DC-9 that crashed in the Everglades took to repair.

Oh, come on....nothing a little duct tape couldn't fix  Big grin



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User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3314 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11397 times:

Actually, Valuejet never existed. The airline was Valujet, which later became AirTran, which is on course to become the new Eastern.


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User currently offlineCrjfo From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 30 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11362 times:

jmc1975,

'dem fightin words. I'd watch out.


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3314 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11325 times:

Crjfo,
I wouldn't say that. AirTran has a good thing going, but they've gotta do something about that hideous name of theirs (what the crap is a Tran? It's a Chinese surname!). Eastern would be a very appropriate name for them.




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User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11288 times:

Tran as in Transportation if I'm not mistaken. Makes sense to me.

NS



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User currently offlineNWA757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 11274 times:

Valujet is currently still around, except now operating as AirTran, they fly a fleet of purely Boeing 717-200 aircraft, however, they do have some 737's on order. AirTran is very popular and seems to be growing at a steady pace, the people who fly on them have been very satisfied with the service. Valujet merged with AirTran and kept the AirTran name.

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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11258 times:

"AirTran" is short for "Air Transportation" or "Air Transport".... I can buy that.

To me, the more hideous name is 'American Trans Air' (yes, I know they officially changed their name to "ATA", which is just as stupid). "Trans" used in this context means the same as "pan" or "spanning" or "across" (think Trans World, Pan American). American Trans Air seems like a syntax error to me... should actually be "Trans American Air" (or Transamerican or TransAmerican, whatever)... I can't believe American didn't sue for trademark infringement back in the early 70's when the A.T.A. name was formed.

Anyway, AirTran to me reminds me of when generic groceries first came out and you had the name of the substance inside stenciled on the front of the packaging: "coffee" or "sliced pears".... that's essentially what AirTran is: no frills Air Transport.



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User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11205 times:

When was the original (before Valujet merger) formed and where did they serve?

User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11162 times:

The MCO-based AirTran Airways started up in 1994, first as a subsidiary of Mesaba Airlines, but they were forced by NWA to spin it off. They served the following cities out of MCO:

DSM
OMA
MCI
MLI
BMI
DAY
CVG
TOL
GSP
GSO
BUF
ROC
ORF
RIC
ABE
SWF
ISP
SYR
ALB
BOS

For a time Valujet was known as AirTran Airlines, and flights were listed as AirTran Airways operated by AirTran Airlines.


User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11146 times:

In fact, now that I think about it, AirTran's callsign is "citrus" and code is FL, the same ones that ValuJet used before they ceased ops.

But, I'm sure that most people knew that already so I guess I'm just posting to read my own words. (Is that like talking to hear your own voice?)


NS



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11126 times:

Valujet's callsign was "Critter" and their code was J7.

User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8377 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11109 times:

Alond with "Stinger Bee", "Critter" has got to be one of the worst callsigns EVER.


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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11116 times:

The original AirTran was formed by the parent of Mesaba in 1994. They flew from Orlando to numerous points in the Eastern half of the U.S. including: MCI, OMA, DSM, MLI, BMI, DAY, TOL, CVG, TYS, GSP, BUF, ROC, ALB, SYR, BOS, ISP, SWF, ABE, ORF, RIC & GSO. Concentrating on leisure travelers, these markets were served often once a day (or less), many with stops enroute. A fleet of ten 737-200s was used. ValuJet bought AirTran in 1997 and kept the AirTran name as well as moved their headquarters from Atlanta to Orlando. In addition, the current AirTran livery is based upon the original AirTran colors.
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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19259 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 11101 times:

A LCC could change its name to 'Fly.com'. Big grin


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11042 times:

The "Critter" call sign was based on the Valujet logo/mascot "Critter':


User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8377 posts, RR: 23
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11037 times:

A grotesque little plane with flailing arms- real professional. Thank God they got their act together.


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User currently offlineExpex From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11018 times:

N766UA - So interesting that you brought that up - so many ValuJet employees I spoke to felt that - post Everglades incident - the 'critter' was unbearable to look at considering the horrific circumstances that surrounded the crash. I feel extremely confident that if AirTran hadn't come into the picture ValuJet would have changed name/corporate image anyway.


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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8377 posts, RR: 23
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 10982 times:

I agree with that. The critter seems immoral considering what happened. I'm glad FL has turned themselves around.


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User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1609 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 10925 times:

ValuJet was about to change it's name to Atlantic Airlines when the opportunity to purchase AirTran came along.

User currently offlineNtspelich From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 764 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 10854 times:

My bad on the mixed up info; guess I got fed the wrong info.

NS



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User currently offlineWMUPilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1473 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 10805 times:

ATA was also into talks to buy ValueJet at the time of the Everglades crash


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User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 10800 times:

Am i the only one here that thinks the 'critter' is undeniably cute?


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User currently offlineTravellin'man From United States of America, joined May 2001, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (11 years 4 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 10791 times:

Valujet was "swamped" with problems...


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