Matt D
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Flashback: Spirit Airlines DC-9 At PHL

Thu Jan 18, 2007 10:27 am

Snagged these two in May 1996.

Thanks for looking

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/SpiritDC9A.JPG
http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/SpiritDC9B.JPG
 
crownvic
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RE: Flashback: Spirit Airlines DC-9 At PHL

Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:18 pm

Got to love that old end gates for TWA in the background. It was always one of the more unusual gate styles. A single jetway extended out from the end of the terminal. At the end of this jetway, three separate jetways attached forming what would be access for three different aircraft.
 
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RE: Flashback: Spirit Airlines DC-9 At PHL

Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:53 pm

When did Spirit fly into PHL and why did they pull out?

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crownvic
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RE: Flashback: Spirit Airlines DC-9 At PHL

Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:02 pm

If I recall correctly, Spirit actually tried a rather rapid expansion at PHL to complement the Atlantic City operation. After what were probably quick losses by PHL's incumbent carriers, they pulled out of there as fast as they entered.