patroni
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Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:24 am

Hello,

on Thursday I will travel on AirTran from LGA via ATL to HOU. The flight leaves at around 4PM in LGA and directly connects in ATL. I was just curious to know if these two sectors are normally flown by the 717 or the DC-9? Best possible option would of course be one sector on each of them...

Cheers,

Thomas
 
ntspelich
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:29 am

If you're on flights 367 and 295, it looks like you'll be on 717's all the way.

NS
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Sabena332
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:31 am

Hi Thomas,

Ntspelich is correct, according to Amadeus you will have a 717 on both flights:

Airtran Airways
FL 367 La Guardia (LGA), New York, New York, USA
Terminal M 15:59
William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Terminal N 18:39
Non-Stopp / 717 6h06min

Airtran Airways
FL 295 William B Hartsfield (ATL), Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Terminal N 19:55
Hobby (HOU), Houston, Texas, USA 21:05
Non-Stopp / 717

Have fun in the States!

Patrick
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patroni
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:38 am

Hi,

and thanks for the quick replies!
Well... have never flown on the 717 so far, so I guess it will be quite nice, even though I love the old DC-9...

@ Patrick : Fun? This is a business trip, however I managed to save the company some $$$ by booking on some more interesting carriers/aircraft than the usual UA 737-500 / CO 737-800 etc.... I intend to get the A318 and 737-900 as well enroute. So I would call this a win-win situation  Smile

Cheers,

Thomas




 
Flyer732
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:40 am

Correct, all 717s. We currently only have 3 DC-9s in the fleet, 936, 948 and 949, so it'd be a very slight chance you'd see any of them. I'm pretty sure the only scheduled DC-9 flight is flight 937 to JAX and its return 1796.
 
srbmod
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:40 am

The DC-9s are now relegated to operational spares for the most part.
 
Sabena332
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:45 am

Oh, I thought you are flying to the USA for holidays. Anyway, it is nice that you get some interesting planes during your trip, I envy you for the 717 and especially for the 739 which is a really rare plane.

I wish you successful business talks!

Patrick
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GroundStop
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:55 am

I noticed the post and decided to take a look and see the routings of our DC-9's for today. There are only two flying DC-9's left and neither are operating regular scheduled service. Gaddy...937/1796 is a 717 now.

Ship 936: 2115/2116 ATL-TLH-ATL (AirWis MX swap/upgrade)
Ship 949: 289/287/531/528 ATL-HOU-ATL-MEM-ATL (MX swap/downgrade)

Ship 948 ferried to MCO on 10/31 as 8948, and is gone for good.

JP
 
srbmod
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Tue Nov 04, 2003 7:25 am

I wondered what the a/c swap on ATL-TLH was this morning. I was over at the shop @ D-6 (I've been moved over to D) when I heard the agent ask for those with seat assignments in rows 5-9 to please come to the desk for new seat assignments. I thought maybe they subbed a 717 for the CRJ, but now I know what the swap was.
 
patroni
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:28 am

Thanks a lot for the additional information. So I understand that the chance for a DC-9 is very small.. well, let's see, I will also be happy with 2x 717!

Cheers,

Thomas
 
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RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

Wed Nov 05, 2003 1:29 pm

I understand that DC-9s fomr AirTran have been kept out of LGA intentionally for some time now.
Phil Derner Jr.