Jean Leloup From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2116 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
Good Lord, I hope not! :P
With their image, I doubt you'd find anyone on this board who'd like to see it happen! Interesting, though. BUT, I thought I had heard that an equally insane group of investors had acquired most of Tower's "assets", earlier this year? Anyone remember this, or was it just a nightmare?
Lasbagman From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2429 times:
I sure hope they don't ever fly again!
I used to groundhandle them in LAS. The flights were always 6 to 10 hours late, they made all passengers sign
limited release tags so they didnt have to repair damaged bags that they (Tower) caused.
The LAS Manager used to hide when we were on delay.
Tower was a complete nightmare !!
also their 747's to LAS were freeloaded not containerized.
SBE727 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2362 times:
I have heard that Transjet of sweeden have aquired 2 747-200's from Tower Air to do the hadj on behalf of Air Afrique.
Never really knew that much about Tower Air but if they had delays of 6-10hrs etc,very unorganised then it reminds me of the airline i use to work for.
Never a dull moment and although lots of hassle....it was good fun and made it interesting.
GARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1537 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2311 times:
How is it possible that the Tower B747s were
free-loaded? The B747 has an open floor!!!
Did Tower have their aircraft modified to a solid
floor? I know that Hawaiian and ATA have
operated L-1011's free-loaded, but those planes
had a solid floor to ease stacking of bags, along
with compartment divider nets.
Jfk747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2301 times:
As an offical Tower Air expert, no
Tower did file chapter 7 bankruptcy in delaware last december. check out there web site www.towerair.com - exactly. I was a member of the group who purchased there assets. We purchased there assets to get an FAA Par. 121 operating cert. Those assets where, contracts, flight manuals, training operts. and computers for 747 operation.