airbrasil
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Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 2:13 am

Hello,

Today at 10:50pm Independence Air A319 #809 will arriveas flight 59 and depart at 11:59pm as flight 60. Aircraft will be parked at Gate 35 at terminal 3... Frontier will handle the airline above and below wing. Yesterday we had the final training and we are all very excited to work on this new flight to IAD.

Regards

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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 2:48 am

Who is handing Indy in SEA below and above the wing? Anyone know
which terminal and gate they will operate out of there?
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 3:00 am

In SEA, SAN, SJO are all Frontier.. SEA we have our ramp so its 100% Frontier.. I believe they were still looking for the gate... I will check on that.

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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 8:40 am

Any one comign to LAX?

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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 8:54 am

Quoting Airbrasil (Thread starter):
Frontier will handle the airline above and below wing

Frontier has its own ramp in LA? Last I noticed it was ATS? Maybe I should pay more attention.
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 10:22 am

Yes, F9 took over their own ramp recently in LAX.
 
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 11:05 am

We wil have our own ramp starting June 1st, right now still ATS.

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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 12:03 pm

So Fronteir and Indy working close together?? Any chance Indy and Fronteir will deepen this relationship at other western destinations?? Also, who handles Indy @ LAS?

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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 12:05 pm

Quoting JeffB (Reply 7):
Also, who handles Indy @ LAS?

JetBlue handles Indy at LAS I believe.
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 1:38 pm

Just flew the inaugural to SFO -- they use International terminal Concourse A, and Swissport handles the ground. No celebration though ... disappointed... and we use gate A10 next to JL 744 and NW 332... their check in is next to KE...

Twice weekly to SFO too...

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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 1:53 pm

Looks like the first flight is behind schedule.

Independence Air
Flight Number 59 (DH59)

Departure
Airport: Washington (Dulles Int'l), DC
Scheduled Time: 8:30 PM, May 01
Actual Time: 9:44 PM, May 01

Arrival
Airport: Los Angeles, CA
Scheduled Time: 10:50 PM, May 01
Actual Time: 11:50 PM, May 01 (Est)
Status: In air
Altitude: 36000 feet
Ground Speed: 416 KTS
Equipment: A319
 
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 2:38 pm

Frontier use A3 at SEA .. Indy should fit in between Frontier's own flights ..
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 6:38 pm

Assuming everything runs on-time, Independence will use our (Frontier's) gate A3 up here in Seattle. However, their scheduled arrival is exactly our scheduled departure time for F9 flight 848 to Denver, so things could get a little hairy if DH is early and F9 is late. Tonight, however, things went fairly smoothly. DH67 was almost an hour late arriving in Seattle but DH68 left 2 minutes early (ok, so its a scheduled 2 hour turn).

We had a few give aways at the gate, but other than that I can't think of anything special for the first DH flight to/from SEA. It was dark when the plane arrived so a water salute would have been meaningless. The DH A319 that came in, N807BR, was still all nice and shiny, kinda like our newest planes, although N938FR looks a bit trashed inside already. I got to check in the first DH pax from Seattle, so that was kinda cool, but other than that it was fairly normal.
 
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Mon May 02, 2005 7:57 pm

Hello from LAX,

First flight left about 1 hrs late since plane came in late from Boston. I tought a acft swap would be done... DH 60 left about 12:30am acft 803 very nice, very similar to Frontier, the only main differences was the bright blue leather seats and the engines I belive were p&w same as America West.. we left with 78 pax on board. No special celebration or give aways also no water salute since it was dark anyway. .. lets see how tomorrow goes. As far as Indy and F9 we are handling the in SAN, LAX SEA and SJO... so. lets see. but I can tell right now our cultures are very different..
 
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Tue May 03, 2005 2:35 am

Quoting FA4B6 (Reply 8):
JetBlue handles Indy at LAS I believe.

Swissport does RAMP and CSA for DH in LAS

jetblue had problems with DH so they never got the contract due to some long story
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Tue May 03, 2005 2:55 am

Quoting Airbrasil (Reply 2):
In SEA, SAN, SJO are all Frontier..

Damn, I didnt know they were paling on serving Costa Rica!!  Wink (San Jose, CA is SJC)

Anyways, I suppose Its terminal 3 in LAX right? One 319 daily to IAD? I wish you guys good luck...

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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Tue May 03, 2005 3:51 am

The east to west flight is a reasonably convenient time but the west to east flight is an overnight. They are going to have to be priced below JetBlue to keep that flight filled, which will keep the yield low. I wish them luck but it seems like there are just too many good alternatives to get from LA to IAD now.
 
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RE: Independence Air 1st Flight To LAX Tonight

Tue May 03, 2005 3:58 am

Besides that I have yet to see any advertising for FLYi in LA. Zero name recognition in SoCal so far.

On the other hand, Song over the weekend had a sky writing plane flying around plus had several promotional events at local malls to advertise their new JFK-LAX service which started on Sunday.
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