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Happy Anniversary Independence Air  
User currently offlineIFly4UAL From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 63 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

At the risk of starting (yet another) long, long Indy bashing thread, I wanted to mention that today is the 1st Anniversary of Independence Air.
It shouldn't be long before the bashing begins, as well as the predictions: "I give them 3 months." "They'll be out of business by the end of the year." "They won't make it til the 4th of July."
I'm happy to say so far all the nay-sayers have been wrong, and I hope that they continue to be wrong as Indy continues to grow. Best of luck and congratulations Indy!


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User currently offlineDoninfc From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

No bashing from me. I just flew indy last weekend IAD-RDU-IAD. Although my outbound was delayed 1.5 hours due to weather in other parts of the country, the flight crew was friendly and really went the extra mile. The captain actually greeted me by name and welcomed me aboard at the gate. Loads were good on both flights. That was my second trip with Indy and I won't hesitate to use them again. I for one am really hoping they make it.

User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2377 times:

Flew them recently MCO-IAD-JFK just to check them out.
Everything was smooth and extremely nice staff. Tried to get an earlier flight back from JFK but everything was booked solid. Every leg of the trip the planes were pretty much full.
Other than a weather delay, IAD-MCO, all was on time and without any hitches. Congrats INDY! May there be many more years to come!

CD


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2122 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Happy Anniversary Indy. Look forward to my next flight.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
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Good to hear all the good things being said!


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23148 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Have DH's people on the ground improved any? I flew them a couple of times in the beginning and the difference between being on the plane and off it was obscene. It was heaven within and hell outside.


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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3414 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

80.77% load factor for the month of May in/out of PVD. They must be doing something right...

User currently offlinePITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Happy Aniversay! Many people didn't think she would last this long! Way to go!

User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4278 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

I flew on them a couple of months ago and, honestly, thought their service was pretty good. To me, their biggest drawback is the extensive RJ fleet, especially when I had the choice to go on a UA 737 to IAD at the next gate. But for all the people who bash them, I thought they were decent.

Now, their finances are another story..... let's hope they are rebounding from their less than stellar beginning.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineIADguy73 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

Happy Birthday to Indy!  birthday  Looking forward to my next flight with them. I know they will make it and they are here to stay.  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Happy Birthday Independence Air! Granted, I haven't been a fan of the airline since what they did to me when I applied for a job with them, but they certainly have undone many of the wrongs that they attempted when they first converted their United Express operation to Independence. The most important thing for them to do right now is to get their yields up, thus their breakeven loadfactor down, and they might have a halfway decent shot at surviving, maybe even long enough that I will get over my grudge against them!


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2110 times:

The sound you're hearing is the scores of A.netters who said they wouldn't last a year (or less) eating crow........

It is honestly a surprise that they've been able to survive a year, the question now is "Will they make to their second birthday?"


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2097 times:
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Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 10):
Happy Birthday Independence Air! Granted, I haven't been a fan of the airline since what they did to me when I applied for a job with them, but they certainly have undone many of the wrongs that they attempted when they first converted their United Express operation to Independence.

You manage to work this into any and all IAir threads, are you ever going to let go of it?



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2082 times:
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Congrats Indy... I have nothing but positive things to say about my experiences with Independence, and will continue to fly them for years to come!

JBLU


User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3830 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

congrats and great job to indy. 75% in crw and growing strong here. i wish them the best.

User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 12):
Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 10):
Happy Birthday Independence Air! Granted, I haven't been a fan of the airline since what they did to me when I applied for a job with them, but they certainly have undone many of the wrongs that they attempted when they first converted their United Express operation to Independence.

You manage to work this into any and all IAir threads, are you ever going to let go of it?

Would you if you were in my shoes? Somehow I have a feeling that the answer would be very similar to those answers given by David Spade on the Capital One commercials...



Burma's constitutional referendum options: A. Yes, B. Go to Insein Prison!
User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 868 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

I have no opinion one way or the other on FlyI. For the sake of their employees and their customers, I hope that the airline lasts. Being a SkyMiles guy, I have CO, DL and NW to choose from, although I occasionally get stuck on CRJs there, too. The extensive RJ fleet, coupled with their disassociation with SkyMiles, makes me stay away.

That being said, my travel plans call for travel to the Cleveland area at least three more times this year. I have a flight planned on NW, but I am thinking of giving FlyI a chance just to formulate an opinion. Still, even if I take one flight, you cannot really formulate a great opinion - but it is better than the nay-sayers who have never used them that spout off just because they prefer other airlines. I think I can handle the CRJ from IAD-CLE on a short flight, with my PBI-IAD legs on a brand new 319.


User currently offlineHannigan From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Short and sweet "Told ya so."  Smile

It's just getting better and better here folks. Fly us once and give it a shot, you may just be plesantly surprised...



We got planes! We got gates! What the hell!
User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12119 posts, RR: 49
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
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Quoting SHUPirate1 (Reply 15):
Would you if you were in my shoes? Somehow I have a feeling that the answer would be very similar to those answers given by David Spade on the Capital One commercials...

There has been numerous jobs that passed on me for whatever reason, I have since let it go and moved on..... You can only beat the dead horse so long.



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