akjetBlue
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Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:39 am

Hey Taxi!
I've never seen this before, but it's parked over on the 20s finger here in MCO. Anyone know what it's doing here?


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I thought it odd, not only did it have a Canadian reg, but there was a AC a320, and an AirTransat a320 as well; all by each other. Is there a Canadian convention in town? or Canadian spring break?

Any body know?

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gmonney
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:57 am

Ya its a regular winter destination for this aircraft....well it goes to FL. every weekend. Its a Kelowna Flight Craft aircraft and Sun Wing vacations are using it for charter flights... hope that helps...

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miamix707
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:57 am

all I know is Skyservice was using it for some flights. That's the plane Air Columbus was flying but they went out of business.

I imagine where they are parked. Why is it called the 20s finger?
 
gmonney
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:05 am

Actually MIAMIx707 I don't think Sky Service ever used it... Kelowna Flight Craft is the operator....you know the company that operates all of the Purolator 727's and etc?

Grant
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SpruceGoose
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:32 am

Glad someone answered this. I saw the 727 at Toronto on Feb 12th this year.
 
dripstick
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:34 am

Grant, it has been used for SSV subcharters this season along with Sunwing.

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SkydrolBoy
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:51 am

It's been mainly flying for Conquest Vacations all winter with the odd Sunwing Vacations flight. Kelowna Flightcraft is currently trying to keep this a/c based in YYZ for the summer season aswell. KF will most likely be putting N885AA into service finally this summer, flying passenger charters on the west cost for the Air Cadets, which was flown last year by the Big Yellow Taxi.
 
sqpax
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:57 am

I was on the roof of the old T1 at YYZ around 3pm today and coincidently, this old 727 landed! It was right in the middle of a group of heavies..... AC 343, 744, 763, KL744, two Transat 333's and this old sled! Nice to spend an hour at T1 one last time!

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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 8:05 am

Not really related to this thread, but I remember reading that LCC JetBlue was gonna be named Taxi, to emphasis its quick and frequent services but they decided against it due to the 'reputation' New York's taxis have. Is this true?
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Olympus69
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

I also saw it this afternoon, as I was driving by T3 on Airport Road. I wondered whose it was, and got home to find a thread about it.  Big thumbs up
 
727LOVER
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

This came into PIE on Friday as flt 60 which is the same as Skyservice.
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miamix707
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:00 am

yes Gmonney like Dripstick said above, it was used by Skyservice. In fact it was flying the FLL service every Sunday this year, until very recently instead of the usual A320 or 319. Sunwing was using a 737-800 to MCO.

Horus, I also remember some announcements of the then future new airline that is now JetBlue and they were going to name it something else, it was another name they were going to call it. I can't recall what name that was. They ended up naming it Jetblue.
 
Dazed767
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RE: Big Yellow Taxi?

Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:04 am

I only see it on the weekends, but we get a few conquest flights a day, well at least 2 I think. It's spring break, so expect odd things......also if you didn't know a Westjet 737 is here also getting PTV's installed.

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