Blue747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 30 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
I went out to the viewing are but missed any photos since it landed on 17R.
I did go back at lunch and caught some departure shots on 17L.
It is a really nice looking plane. I met a older couple at the
viewing area that said that there was a lot of media in
the terminal for the arrival. Did any of you get any shots
of the 1st arrival??
AmericanAirFan From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 397 posts, RR: 3 Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1923 times:
Glad to see so many AUS spotters in the airliners.net forums along with me yeah I've known about B6 coming since a news paper article back in November. Hey fxramper do you get special acsess to parts of AUS? That'd be cool to meet you somehow at the cargo ramp and take some pictures.
"American 1881 Cleared For Takeoff One Seven Left"
MiCorazonAzul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1852 times:
Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 18): Neeleman didn't fly his own airline to town, but wouldn't say which other airline he took. "Not Southwest," he stressed.
So if he believes in his own company so much why not fly his own product/service? Lame CEO excuse if you ask me! He did fly WN and wont admit it!
well if he did fly WN, could it be because he had to be in AUS BEFORE the inagural flight.....meaning no jetblue service to AUS at THAT time. He always flies on jetBlue OBVIOUSLY and doesn't sit as a customer either. He helps the F/A's the whole time. Talks to all of the customers to get feed back and suggestions. Besides, yes there is some rivalry between WN and jetBlue but that doesn't mean we don't fly on WN....we miss our service but one flight every now and then isn't THAT bad.... So before you go calling him a "lame CEO", meet him in person first and you'll see what a great guy he is....I sure did.
JetBlueAtJFK From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1687 posts, RR: 4 Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
He wanted to be there when the B6 plane arrived so he probably flew AA to get there or someone besides WN. He even said in the article not Southwest, and he stressed it. I don't think that is lame and he is anything but a lame CEO.
What is odd about there AUS flights is that they will leave JFK or AUS early or ontime and still get into AUS/JFK about 15 minutes late. I think they need to adjust the flight times because the flight obviously cannot do that time.
MiCorazonAzul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1763 times:
Quoting JetBlueAtJFK (Reply 22): What is odd about there AUS flights is that they will leave JFK or AUS early or ontime and still get into AUS/JFK about 15 minutes late. I think they need to adjust the flight times because the flight obviously cannot do that time.
It is usually due to taxi time delays at JFK. As we all know, JFK is VERY BUSY so sometimes our planes depart the gate on-time or even early yet take off almost an hour later! That of course doesn't ALWAYS happen but a good 30 minutes for sure. Thankfully, we have the LiveTV so it's not that bad of a wait. Several flight arrival times have been adjusted due to this situation. Our last flight into RSW from JFK was adjusted due to that problem.
S5FA170 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 534 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1707 times:
Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 18): Neeleman didn't fly his own airline to town, but wouldn't say which other airline he took.
Neeleman and crew have been flying non-stop from JFK on Delta Connection, operated by Shuttle America. They all flew down earlier this week on our 170. A week and a half ago I had Mike Barger on one of my JFK-AUS flights, but by himself. They've been flying us quite regularly these past couple of weeks! Great group of people.
Prepare doors for departure and cross-check.
25 MD90fan: Do you guys think DL will pull out of this market now that B6 is in it with larger aircraft?
26 S5FA170: I don't think so. Our loads have been hovering at 50+, which is much better to the 20-30 we had when we started this route last October. And for the f
27 FXramper: The weather has been absolute rubbish the last few days here in AUS...not conducive at all, but rest asured fellow junkies, first good day of weather
28 Rdwelch: FXramper, I'm an old FedEx ramper from AUS myself. 91-94 at the old Mueller Airport on Cargo Row. Keep the photos coming from there, lot's of fun for
29 FXramper: Old school Gus! Before the high-tech wave even for AUS. I'll tell Lisa hello for you. Was adjusting the zoom on my camera the other night and fired o
30 Rdwelch: Copy that. We were the Yugo to your MB S600. Those days were insanely fun, and dangerous. (i.e. "spin dollies") Gus