MHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1050 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5970 times:
Quoting COflyerBOS (Reply 7): There were some rumors ahwile ago that Atlas wanted to make this a commercial flight rather than contract. Any news on that front? Any news on the flight schedule?
I believe it was WO who actually applied for permission to operate a scheduled IAH-LAD service. However, I believe they did this to use as leverage in getting the new SonAir contract. According to the SonAir website, the schedule is as followed:
LAD-IAH: Dep 10:30 PM, Arr 7:00 AM (Tue, Thurs, Sat)
IAH-LAD: Dep 11:00 AM, Arri 8:30 AM (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Not sure how updated this is, however.
I would love to know how the inside of these 744s look.
SonAir doesn't even have an IATA code. How can this be possible yet they operate passenger flights? I believe they have 73Gs flying around Angola and are also banned from the EU. Very intriguing company...
CX flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6341 posts, RR: 56 Reply 12, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5323 times:
The previous Oasis interior was completely removed and a business-class style seating installed. Looks very nice apparently. The second aircraft has been delayed an sits with no seats at the moment. They have an option on a third 744 as well, also ex-Oasis although it is one which never actually entered into service with oasis.
airtran737 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3639 posts, RR: 12 Reply 14, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4991 times:
Quoting BlueFlyer (Reply 9): Sonair asked for some of their pilots to be "seconded" to the carrier to operate the flight. World said no, Atlas said yes, that's how.
Atlas did not go for this. Son Air wanted an Angolan in the cockpit, but in order to do so they would have had to have FAA licensed pilots, and be hired at Atlas. For them to be hired that would require that the presently furloughed Atlas guys be recalled (which they have not), and the Angolans woul have to bid a monthly schedule (which they would never hold IAH-LAD because it will be a high demand route 30 block hours in three days).