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ATA In Kuwiat?!  
User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1165 times:

I've seen an ATA L1011 landing in Kuwait today! It's the first time I know ATA operates flights to KWI... Does anyone know about this?


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User currently offlineOlympic From Greece, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Those flights are for sure military flights.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

ATA does a lot of charter work.

Probably a military charty...

Is it Haji season yet?



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Ya could be a Hajj charter, coz the season has started. They could also be for military use, b'coz i've seen some USAF heavies landing in today...


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User currently offlineTR From UK - England, joined May 2001, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Definately NOT a Hajj charter. No US airline would be touring aroung in the Middle East at the moment - and most likely not that many people from the region would be happy flying with a US airline anyway.

User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

TR:
When we speak about Hajj (pilgrimage) flights, then it's meant that either Kuwait Airways or Saudi Arabian Airlines have leased it... Of course not ATA itself.



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User currently offlineV1uhoh From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

Most likley an AMC (Air Mobility Command) charter.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8061 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

Definitely military...looks like Dubya's going to walk in Daddy's footsteps and make a bloody big mess in Iraq. What can he possibly hope to achieve? "Change of regime" according to the US gov't, but change to what?


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User currently offlineFly_ATA From United States of America, joined May 2001, 616 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

It is AMC.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 990 times:

most likely not that many people from the region would be happy flying with a US airline anyway.

Or on a US made aircraft no doubt.

Then again they have so many hi tech aircraft to choose from that they themselves have built, it being such an advanced part of the world.


User currently offlineDc10guy From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 965 times:

Hey, I thought if you where on ATA you where on vacation???? Why would anyone vacation in Kuwait????


Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
User currently offlineSwake From Belgium, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Sun, sea and s.....s.....s......shopping!!!!!!!!!!!!

User currently offlineOlympic From Greece, joined Jun 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 937 times:

As Fly_ATA said it is an AMC charter. So on ATA you are on exercise!  Big grin

User currently offlineNeilubitch From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 936 times:

Didn't you see the press release from a few months ago?

ATA is starting Midway - Kuwait nonstop flights this month.


User currently offlineOD-BWH From Kuwait, joined Jan 2002, 399 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Heavymetal,
most likely not that many people from the region would be happy flying with a US airline anyway.

Or on a US made aircraft no doubt.


Take it easy pal!!! Many high tech, brand new 777's and 747's are flying in the middle east today!! Still living in this world??!

However, airlines are going for Airbuses mainly for technical issues: most airlines operate A320's and A340/330's, possibly better and closer customer support from the manuf., etc...



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User currently offlineGoAllegheny From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 874 times:

American Trans Air started out in '73 as a military charter company, it didn't start carrying passengers on scheduled service until '86 (did charters earlier, I think) , and it still does a huge business in military charters. I don't know any other airline in the US that has this kind of lineage.

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