Travatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2173 posts, RR: 7 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1452 times:
OK, I finished a trip on Tuesday, and honestly, this is what I heard in *ONE* day:
-we are currently in the process of leasing six gates at LAS. However, we will not feed ATL nonstop, all flights will be to other cities (i.e. DFW, MDW, MSP, ICT, etc.).
-we are getting all of VuelaMex's 717s
-if can get the AA/TWA 717s, will park all but five DC9s this year. Would prefer to park all of them, but growth is going to be rapid.
-a second aircraft type (in addition to the 717) is definitely in the works, and will be brought into the fleet spring 2003.
These were heard from people who had them on "very reliable" sources. (Previous "very reliable rumors": merger with Continental, merger with America West, merger with ATA, purchase of 757s, we own 757s but they are being leased to blah blah blah, new hub at COS, 717-300 launch, etc. etc. etc.)
For the record, AirTran DOES NOT own any 757s, that are being leased to "Blank Airlines". This rumor has been around for years. As a publicly traded company, ALL assets of AirTran Holdings, Inc. must be listed in the annual report. And each year, I comb that sucker lookin for the 757s, and alas, they are just not there.
Yes there will be some rapid growth this year, and yes, we'll probably see some new cities. But other than that I don't look to see any "Airline or Industry Altering" announcements from the Tran any time soon.
Critter From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 267 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
Just as Travatl said. Big announcement rumors at Airtran are rampant. I worked at Airtran for six years, and actually started about the same time that Travis did. The whole time I was there a new rumor arrived on a daily basis. In fact it got to the point that we started some ourselves in our workgroup to see how far they would fly. I would say that we were pretty successful because I just saw some of the ones we started listed above. In all seriousness any one that is familure with Airtran also knows one of the golden rules. "Believe it when you see it and not until then."
Anyway life goes on in my new world of FedEx. Travis I miss all of the friendships that I gained while I was a part of the TEAM. It sure was a great six years and I wish you all of the best.
P.S. I did hear that Airtran was going to be changing the pill in the urinals in all of there facitlities to a more appealing sea blue color. It was determined that this color has a calming effect on the workforce and also does not show the yellow pee stains that the old white ones did. All of this comes without sacrificing that clean fresh scent that is so greatly enjoyed as the employees get relief.
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3236 posts, RR: 7 Reply 18, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1369 times:
i am only stating some possiblities from these rumors. who knows what airtran is going to do. they havent added any new cities so far in the month of march, compared to 3 in the month of Feb. so who knows. i would have thought they were going to continue building up bwi, but then by june they will have 4 gates in phl, now there is a rumor that they want to expand westward. i am just getting carried away by the fact that some of these rumors sound to good to be true. in no way am i considering them to be a fact or something that will happen soon.
Gr8SlvrFlt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1587 posts, RR: 11 Reply 21, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1367 times:
Here's what I think is in store for the rest of the year:
1. 737s - maybe; 757s - no way
2. New cities - New England, Midwest and East Coast
3. VuelaMex 717s - maybe; AA/TW - doubtful (different cockpits I'm told)
4. Mergers - negative
5. More gates in ATL - not as long as there's a Delta
6. New paintscheme - I started that rumor; why not?
7. Gold sweaters - nah
Like Travis, though, I'll not believe anything until I see it. BTW, it has been my experience that rumors run rampant in every company in every line of business.
Flyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1948 posts, RR: 10 Reply 24, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1287 times:
Here's what the announcement was probably supposed to be about. Found out this morning that AirTran is pulling service from Toledo. Last flight will be April 28th....despite having our best performance of the 18 months of service during this March. There....ya all happy?????????
I certainly ain't
25 Usairways85: i doubt that was it, normally the airlines dont publicize their route suspensions very often. when they cut pit-lga they didnt announce it very much.
26 Critter: For the record. There is no difference in the cockpits of the Airtran and TWA aircraft. There may be some software differences but the basic flight de
27 AA717driver: This may get me kicked off the board, but here goes... Crotchless underwear for AirTran F/A's(female, only)! They are the hardest-partying crews in th
28 Travatl: Although Southwest crews have certainly given us a run for our money, I think AA717driver is right....AirTran crews do definitely enjoy their overnigh