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FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Wed May 26, 2004 12:32 pm

I saw the Fly I truck at RDU today.. was wondering if one of the I-jets was there also and I just missed it. Does anyone know what the details of the news conference was? Were any freebies given out? As of 7pm.. it was still parked at RDU. Anyone have any details...
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Wed May 26, 2004 9:31 pm

It's a jetTRUCK!  Big grin

BTW - The FLYi Across America Tour was in fact at RDU yesterday. Boston today.
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Wed May 26, 2004 9:39 pm

What happens when the jetTRUCK makes a stop in a city? What is the "event" that it's there for? I'm planning to be there on 6/21/04 when (I'm assuming) it's at GSP.
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 4:25 am

News Conference Video

http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=22781





 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 4:31 am

By the way, the iJET was in BOS today for the press. We all got a chance to board it and check out the interior. I must say, this is not any typical CRJ that I've been on. Its awesome!! The MOST comfy RJ seats EVER! I think that these seats that were ordered for the iJET are the only ones of its kind, only on our planes. Absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to work on it!
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 5:00 am

When are they stopping in newark?
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 5:15 am

Ny-jfk-lga:

Gimme details! I've heard about these seats.... What makes them different?
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 5:18 am

who has dates of tour cities? when will they be in CRW?
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 5:51 am

Well, as for the fly accross america tour, I'll find out more details for ya on that. As for the seats on the iJET, when I sat in that today, it was just amazing for and RJ, from my point of view that is. To me, they seem much 'fuller' than the typical RJ seats of feeder carriers. Very soft comfy leather, feels like its hugging you sort of. I can sit in it for a long time and I don't think I'll go crazy. The color is really cool, they are the color of the engines, that purple kinda color. Very pleasing to my eye. Nice big tray tables, and cool looking carpeting. I must say, the seats actually drew my attention away from the negative "window level". You plant yourself in it, sit back, relax, and just daydream, or do like me and still look out the window at the awesome lil' 'i' on the winglet. The space seems good too, although I didn't pay much attention to it and it all happened so fast anyway. I'm still kinda "high" from the whole thing. When the tour gets to your airport, make sure and be there. Today we had free t-shirts, bag tags, 'i' stickers, coozies (if that's how its spelled), and a nice folder type of presentation and a high quality glossy photo of the iJET and other lil' brochures I think. I can't wait to non-rev on a flight and really test out those awesome seats!
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 5:57 am

Ny-jfk-lga:

Way Cool! This might seem funny, but could you find out if they're hiriing at GSP? I'm kinda burned out on my phone-based Customer Service job. I'd love to be part of it all!
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 6:15 am

Ohhhh crap! I completely forgot that Iair was in BOS today! Did anyone get to go and see it? If so, what did I miss?

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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 6:26 am

Mike, I was there today, and it was awesome. I posted above. As for GSP, I didn't see any openings for it, but if I do I'll let ya know.
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 6:31 am

so, when the tour comes to your airport you can go sit in the plane?
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 6:37 am

Well, I assume when it comes to your airport, it will be held at the gate. It may be outside security too, I'm not sure. But employees were able to go on the iJET, I'm a Delta Connection FA, so all of us iAir employees who were there got on. It would'nt hurt for ya to ask though.
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 6:42 am

all the gates are past security, and CRW doesnt do gate passes, though there are commercial parking spots where you can walk down stairs and be on the tarmac. Im wondering if its open to the public or not.
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 7:12 am

were was the publicity? how was I supposed to know when and where? I was robbed! And why is the jetTruck still at RDU? Is it going to be here for a while? OH well, only 20 more days till the inagural flight... Does ANYONE know WHICH gates FlyI is going to use at ANY of their airports? I am making a BIG assumption that they will use A11 & A12 at RDU.. but I don't know yet! No formal declaration.. no advertisement.. no name addition to the list on the boards or online.. No commercials.. What's the deal? I remember when airlines use to advertise the hell out of some billboards around the airport. Not anymore! Except Southwest.. but then I guess that's why they are #1 at RDU... they advertise on e'vythang!
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 9:18 am

at CRW ACA uses gate A and gate 10, they park 2 aircraft at gate 10, a crj on the jetway and a js-41 beside it accesable from the jetway stairs. and 4 aircrafts can be parked at gate 10, 3 stands, 1 jetway.
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 10:11 am

Finally seen an FlyI commercial on during American Idol. It's about time!
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Thu May 27, 2004 11:44 am

who actually went on the plane?
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 6:35 am

For all you who wanted to know about the seats.. theyre brand new and we're designed just for Independence. I work for Indy so i've been able to sit in them several times and theyre AMAZING. Theyre more comfortable than ANY Y-class seat ive ever sat in and most business class seats for that matter...and plus.. they look really cool too.  Smile
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 6:42 am

any pics of the seats of interiors
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 6:46 am

Okay.. went by RDU again today, and the FlyI jetTruck is still in RDU.. is it here to stay for a while or are they gonna drive that puppy other places? Are they going to drive it around the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill-Cary metro? What are the plans? BTW.. Very cute tail on the chevy.. even if it is a chevy.
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 8:17 am

KcrwFlyer-

The flyI tour thing comes to Yeager July1- launch date, as you already know, is July 23. I would speculate that only badged employees will be permitted through security to board the aircraft, although, as someone mentioned above; the festivities and free stuff will be outside of security. Hope that helps!
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 8:24 am

yay, are you going to be there? or might you be flying?
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 8:40 am

KcrwFlyer-

Don't know yet- if I don't have to work, I'll be there.
 
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 10:00 am

This might be slightly off topic....

But I've been wondering what are they doing with the CRJ they have already painted in Independence Colors? Is it out there flying UA Express routes (since it is an ACA plane)... or have they parked it at Dulles?

Just curious.
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 6:23 pm

IIRC, it is flying the corporate shuttle charters ACA does/did.
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 8:51 pm

Are any employees with access to the iJet(s) taking pics of the interiors/seats?
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 10:04 pm

It seems so....
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 10:14 pm

Voodoo:

Where'd the picture come from? Is there online access to it? Thanks.
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 10:24 pm

photo was posted at ACA-lounge.com

[Edited 2004-05-28 15:29:15]
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 10:32 pm

Oh. Thanks for the view!
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RE: FlyI Truck At RDU Today

Fri May 28, 2004 10:37 pm

I'm just a messenger, not an employee/not the photog.!  Smile
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