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Independence Air First Flight  
User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1098 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3867 times:

Indy Air's first revenue flight will take place on June 13th. More to come when I know more.


The opinions I post are of mine and mine alone, not of the airline I work for.
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User currently offlineAerMickey From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3654 times:

resources?

I know the United contract lasts until June 12th. But with only one plane painted for I-Air and lack of other resources, this seems like a unreachable goal for ACA/Independence. All the other pilots I know are all unsure about the launch date. Many are questioning their jobs.

Mick


User currently offlineAA623BDLSJU From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 354 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

FlylGuy, where did you get your information from? I checked on Independence Air's website http://www.flyi.com and did not see anything about the June 13th launch date.

[Edited 2004-03-28 20:38:41]

User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

The DC Area can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our own close to home LCCat IAD!!!

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

This part of the DC area could wait forever for an LCC with a fleet of CRJs.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

This part of the DC area has also been burned every time he's ever tried to take an ACA-operated UAX flight, so he will never, not once set foot on an I-air flight unless tortured.

N


User currently offlineNy-jfk-lga From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3513 times:

FlyGuy, I'm ACA and I didn't even hear a thing. Too many rumours these days so I'm trying not to believe anything, you know what I mean.


Bring back McDonnell Douglas & T W A!!
User currently offlineRockyracoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 967 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3498 times:

first flight will be july 4th of course  Big grin



peace


User currently offlineHannigan From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3475 times:

Ditto to ny-jfk-lga. I'm ACA also and haven't heard anything definate. Way too many rumors...


We got planes! We got gates! What the hell!
User currently offlineMidway2airtran From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 864 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3304 times:

The transition will be a very interesting one, at least they have the cash on hand to give time to start up. Anyone know how long it takes to do each a/c in the Independent colors? Seems like a complicated paint scheme.


"Life is short, but your delay in ATL is not."
User currently offlineFrjmx328 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3062 times:

10 days for paint and interior swap. Hopefully we'll get a slow pull down of the RJ's. First flight has not been announced, don't know where 6/13/04 came from.

User currently offlineFrjmx328 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 2950 times:

This part of the DC area has also been burned every time he's ever tried to take an ACA-operated UAX flight, so he will never, not once set foot on an I-air flight unless tortured.

You won't be missed chief! Go fly UAL, excuse me, TED. For every one of you there are 50 that can't wait. You'll change your tune, and i'll be here to rub it in your face 6 months from now when you jump on the band wagon.


User currently offline146CREW From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2819 times:

I'd like to know how I-Air plans to feed 87 CRJ-200s with 25 Airbus 319/320s with low fares.


Cross check complete.
User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25140 posts, RR: 85
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2691 times:
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Frjmx:

"UEX performance is terrible, does anyone care? Nope..."

That's a worrying statement. Whatever the future holds, and whatver the past has been, ACA is still flying as UEX -

- and making good money from UAL for running that operation. The contract is cost plus, meaning that ACA has a built in profit until the contract ends.

Therefore, since UAL is still paying many of ACA's bills, the folk at ACA should care.

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineI LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

Don't worry the first flight will be delayed Big grin

User currently offlineFrjmx328 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2678 times:

Poor choice of words, believe me the UEX operation is all set to dump. We need an exit date. Every single employee is waiting to launch the new carrier. What I mean is that the crews on the UEX side are done. ORD has been transferred to SkyWest and we get kicked in the ass daily for it. UAL hates our guts and the feeling is mutual. Obviously we have to fly the contract out. Obviously it needs to be done safely, and in a timley fashion. Ask one of those ACA UEX crews to bend over backwards for UAL is you'll get a two word reply. I say good for them. I work the DLC side of the house, but in BOS we get the IAD CRJ run also. I see both sides and it isn't pretty. UAL and ACA need to go their seperate ways. UAl can hide behind their judge, but eventually they will need to face the music. Again, visit www.aca-lounge.com and post on boards that are 85-90% ACA employees. You may be surprised at the attitude.

User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25140 posts, RR: 85
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
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Frjmx:

If it was just a poor choice of words, that's fine.

Believe me, I am aware of the ill feeling on both sides of the issue. Because I'm not involved, I take no position on it myself.

I doubt I could be surprised by the attitude of ACA employees, though. I invest, in a small way, in some airlines, and I spent a little time on the Yahoo stock board for ACA (ACAI), trying to find out about IAir.

It is mostly ACA employees, and they made their feelings about UAL very clear.

Good luck.

cheers

mariner



aeternum nauta
User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2492 times:

I work for ACA/Independence Air and that's what we've been told in our meetings. My bad on the date too It's Wednesday June 16,not 13. United has agreed to release 35 of our planes on June 1st.

Frjmx328-
Who are you to say i'm an uneducated source. I'm in the meetings every Wednesday and hear it right from the Hub director here in IAD. Your not there so what do you know.



The opinions I post are of mine and mine alone, not of the airline I work for.
User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

ACA Employees,

Thanks for sharing the information, but you sure have a pompous attitude - even with each other. Hopefully it doesn't translate to customer interactions...


User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Before you start cooking, it's always good to check the recipe... and while Southwest has done a LOT of things right over the past 30 years, I think a certain degree of humility has been an unmistakable ingredient..

User currently offlineSdkualeb From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 129 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 18 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

UAL Hates our guts and the feeling is mutual.


Did ya ever think for a minute that maybe if you provide a service for UALs Passenger they would not hate you GUTS. Think about it for a minute, it wont take long for people to see just how bad something could be, and I cant wait to see it,


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