Aa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1798 times:
I was looking at a picture of the old AirTran scheme and clicked the reg. for more info. N464AT is in Sky King colors, like it has been retired from FL. I look up N464AT in the FAA database and guess what?
Name AIRTRAN AIRWAYS INC
Street 9955 AIRTRAN BLVD
City ORLANDO State FLORIDA Zip Code 32827-5330
Country UNITED STATES
N486AT was exported to France.
N480AT was destroyed.
N467AT was exported to Canada.
N465AT was sold to BCC EQUIPMENT LEASING CORP.
N461AT was cancelled.
OttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
Turns out I read the original message all wrong, as he said what 464AT is currently doing. See what happens when you rush and don't take your time to read the whole post. So I have edited out my original response to what the plane is doing.
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3012 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
There was some talk that AirTran kept that last 732 around for FAA reasons, making it easier to get the 73Gs going quickly as they already had the type in the fleet, rather than adding a new type. Someone out there will straighten me up on this one...
TOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3317 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1420 times:
Let's say a competitor would suddenly collapse, for example USAirways? Having the DC9 operation certificate would enable them to quickly bring some leased aircraft back into the system to take advantage of opportunities, rather than waiting for the 717 and 737's to be built.
Quickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2506 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1412 times:
Thanks for the explanation. I'd like to see FL ramp things up a little faster. B6 is adding aircraft hand over fist, WN starting to get aggressive (PHL), even F9 is projecting a capacity increase of 40% next year. I know FL starts taking on the 737s this month, but most deliveries this year will only wind up replacing the Ryan and Jet connect capacity in the end. Maybe it's time to pick up the pace.