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1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:09 pm

I need to find out if there is going to be a water cannon salute for LGA's first Song flight on Monday, August 4th.

I will be filming it and whether or not they have one, and where, will depend on wher eI film from.

Anyone know if they will? If so, where on the airport would they do it? Near the delta terminal where its gate is?

If yo dont know THAT, do you know if other inagural Song flights had water cannon salutes?

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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:16 pm

There was a Song 757 at LGA last week.
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Sun Aug 03, 2003 3:28 pm

Excuse me?

When? Why? You sure?

As I understand, the first flight comes in at 9:35AM on Monday from Tampa.

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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Mon Aug 04, 2003 2:07 am

Yes, there was a Song757 at LGA, but it was not a Song flight. Mainline Delta needed a 757 and used the Song bird, but as was stated, the official first flight out goes to TPA tomorrow.
 
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:03 am

Yes Phil, I am sure...hard to miss a 757 with a lime green tail taxiing by.  Wink/being sarcastic

Gotta' love equpiment substitutions.

I was also suprised to see a UAL 737 still wearing the "Shuttle by United" titles roll by late Saturday evening.
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:59 am

Think there is going to be a flyover as well?

Would the airport folks get suspicious if I called them and asked?
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:11 am

Mainline Delta needed a 757 and used the Song bird,

Now it starts, first come re-call substitutions, then come the angry passengers who paid first class fares. blah blah I am impressed with Song, but DL needs to get their planes in gear if they are going to hand a bunch over for their LCC.
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:20 am

what is/are Song's gate(s) at LGA?
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Mon Aug 04, 2003 10:46 am

I hear dit was only Gate 8 or something. I remember I was told it would only be one gate, which is no big deal for now, but by motnh's end, thre will be four flights a day I think, and I'm suyre they'll have ot expand at the terminal.

I just don't understand how they can handle that. That's a lot of space that they need, isn't it?
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Mon Aug 04, 2003 4:00 pm

Depending on how they have the flights scheduled, you can easily run four turns through one gate.
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:17 am

Ok, so as for the gat issue, I see that by the end of the month, Song will be operating 11 flights in and out each day from LGA. They can't handle that with only one gate. I dont think anyone is that good.

Nice to see 5 airlines flying the 757 into LGA.
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:33 am

song is part of delta?!
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:37 am

JFK was assassinated in Dallas! Oh my God!

Welcome to the 21st Century.  Big grin

Sorry man, couldnt resist.

Yeah, Delta started them up.

-Phil
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salu

Thu Aug 07, 2003 12:10 pm

Delta could viably operate 11 flights with one gate for Song, but it depends on the hours of the flights. If they are spread out throughout the day, and with Song's intended turn times, it is quite feasible. It would also be among the best gate usages at LGA, in my opinion. Think about it, one gate serving over 2100 seats daily.
 
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Fri Aug 08, 2003 4:32 am

Getting back to the original point... I believe that other Song inaugurals have received a water cannon salute, but I can't say anything about LGA flights. Big grin

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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Fri Aug 08, 2003 4:48 am

when song arrived in PBI for song's very first flight, there was a water cannon salute...
 
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RE: 1st Song LGA Flt On Monday - Water Cannon Salute?

Fri Aug 08, 2003 2:21 pm

This is ironic...

I was booked on song 2508 FLL-EWR on 8/5, but it was cancelled due to weather in NY/NJ. We were offered seats on the LGA flight... I didnt realize it was so new! That would have been teh 2nd day of song ops at LGA! We ended up taking seats for song 2588 FLL-EWR 8/6... the LGA flight, we suspected, would be cancelled as well

Anywho, as for song..... AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING is all I can say- get out there and fly song- you wont want to fly anyone else!

JBLU

(Im still loyal to jetBlue, and will take jetBlue and song on an alternating basis)