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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

I was listening to my scanner tonight (go ahead, call me sick) for SEA. There was a transmission from ATC of AirTran heavy continue to hold.......

Does AirTran have any "heavies"? I thought they had 717, 737 and A320s. I don't see any heavies in that list.

Any guesses? Just in case of what you are thinking, I heard it again when they were allowed to takeoff. Just curious.

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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

AirTrans callsign it "Citrus" so thats not it.

-Dan



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User currently offlineHNL From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Could you have heard AmTran? They fly heavies - L-1011 on charter flights and 57s on scheduled ops.

IIRC the 757-300 is a heavy by ATC standards.



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

HNL, the -200 is a heavy as well.

-Dan



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User currently offline717-200 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 601 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

N317AS,

FL had A320's up until late last year wet leased (I believe that is the correct
term?) from Ryan Int'l until we got enough 73G's on strength to fly the long
range ATL-LAX, LAS, and SFO routes. Speaking of Ryan I saw one of their
MD-80's @ SEA on 1/22 parked at the S-Gates. Do you know where they
are flying to out of SEA?



72S 733 734 735 73G 738 742 752 763 E190 M82 M83
User currently offlineHNL From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2174 times:

The -200 is and is not a heavy. This has been discussed here in the past, and I don't remember the exact specifics but it has to do with the max gross takeoff weight of the aircraft. Some 57s fall below the threshold and as such are NOT heavy, while others are over, making those heavies.


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User currently offlineHNL From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Here is the thread.
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1885950/4/



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User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

You probably heard AmTran - we had an L10 taking off at 4.55pm today.

717-200 - the Ryan MD80's go to Bullhead.




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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2072 times:

I'll bet it was AmTran then. It was before dinner so 4:55 or so would be about right. Thanks for the input.

User currently offlineFlyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2014 times:

Recently saw ryan in PDX, must be doing the bullhead charter out of their as well, I know Sun Country was doing it from SEA and PDX combined last year.

User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7511 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Let's see, we have AirTran, Air Transat, AmTram, American Trans Air (a.k.a. ATA), and the Air Train over in New York.

With all these similar names floating around (I know that American Trans Air officially changed their name to ATA a few years ago to avoid being mistaken for AirTran); the question to ask is, "What's in a name?"

Edited to add:

Back to the question at hand, FL's 100-737 plane order does include, as part of the option order, up to 10 upgrades to 738s. Whether FL will exercise that option or just stick with the 73Gs remains to be seen.

[Edited 2005-01-27 14:21:36]


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