RJNUT From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1361 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2573 times:
ANything in particular hanging up the q400's with lynx and their op. certif. It almost seems to me that they should just keep their 1st Lynx cities as is with RJ's and start over with new markets to introduce the q400(maybe except SUX who are just plain lucky to have the service)!
.. To me it wouldnt matter, but to many, possibly in Wichita, they are gonna wonder what happened to their nice speedy little jet! Almost like a downgrade in equip. and a possible PR issue... as in'' NO really, your're gonna love these things, it'll be better than these Embraers!"????
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1920 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2464 times:
Listen, I'm a horizon F/A...and I can tell you that the Q400 is no downgrade to a CR7...best case scenaro is the E jet, unfortunately RW flies it... And thats a mess of an issue compared to the QX operation we had out there. Anyways, I love the 400...its a wonderful airplane from a passenger perspective and I doubt theres more than about 23mins block time difference for that route.
RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4462 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2454 times:
Quoting Mariner (Reply 1): The meeting could only happen because there were "less than 200" issues to be resolved - all to do with manuals and procedural documents.
That's funny (kinda). F9, which has its act together as far as being an airline -- an exceptionally good one at that -- can't get its act together with regards to manuals and procedures when it comes to documentation for Lynx? Something doesn't jive here. Did they hire a bunch of greenhorns to run Lynx? You would think they would have "seeded" the operation with seasoned managers.
F9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5326 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2415 times:
Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3): That's funny (kinda). F9, which has its act together as far as being an airline -- an exceptionally good one at that -- can't get its act together with regards to manuals and procedures when it comes to documentation for Lynx? Something doesn't jive here. Did they hire a bunch of greenhorns to run Lynx? You would think they would have "seeded" the operation with seasoned managers.
I don't think it is so much that Lynx does not have its act together. There is so much red tape these days, and we all should be aware of the difficulties it takes to get a new airline off the ground. Look at Virgin America for example, I really thought they were never going to get airborne.
While I am just as disappointed in the slow moving process, I also understand the importance of getting everything perfect for launch. As far as the management team, they have some excellent ball players ready to play ball. Tom Nunn is certainly seasoned, and he has a team that is striving to get this airline flying. Lynx will be flying soon, and most importantly, Lynx will be 110% successful.
The pilot told him that they have been busy flying the Q400's around the midwest and Rocky Mountain region lately and that they anticipate receiving final certification in mid-November. They had been to Montana and Cheyenne, Wyoming yesterday practing touch-and-go's and ILS approaches.
From a father's perspective, the pilot made a great impression on a 13-year old boy. I can't thank him enough for taking the time out of the end of his day to show my son the cockpit and interior. My son was very impressed by the seat pitch as compared to OO and UA that he has recently flown. And he was really psyched about the all glass cockpit.
So to the pilot of 501LX, thanks for making my son's day.
[Edited 2007-10-24 08:26:25]
[Edited 2007-10-24 08:28:21]
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