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Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 6:47 am

Today there is a Frontier A319 parked at AUS. Of course, as is with any rare aircraft at AUS, it is parked in an area where it is impossible to get a clear shot.

Flight 9426 Arrived at 2:30PM from DEN

Flight 9427 was supposed to depart at 4:10PM for DEN but has not yet left.

Anyone know what this flight was for? Charter? Other?

Jason Knutson - Austin, TX
 
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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 7:16 am

2 possibilities:

1. Charter
2. Diverted from IAH, but they usually fly 737s to IAH.
 
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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 7:17 am

At least until now, Frontier has flown 737's to pretty much everywhere they fly.
 
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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 7:21 am

The weather here at IAH is fine.
 
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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 7:26 am

It wasn't a diversion. The flight schedule was DEN-AUS-DEN.
 
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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 7:48 am

A few possibilities:

1. Test market?

2. Employee thing?

3. Dry run for pilots?

4. No idea
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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 8:21 am

Frontier's new A319 is still going through FAA qualifications. It is not in revenue service yet. It made a brief visit to MSP last week. Unfortunately I was out of town and didn't get to see it. It's scheduled to go into revenue service June 21, unless the FAA finishes early. This information is straight from Frontier personnel at DEN...

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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 8:44 am

Thanks for the info Mark. I was driving towards my home today and saw an aircraft approaching the airport. Was watching it and thinking "that looks like...." and off to the airport I went. Sure enough, it was what I thought it was.

The A319 is now scheduled to depart AUS at 7:10PM (CDT).

Jason Knutson - Austin, TX
 
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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Tue Jun 12, 2001 8:59 am

Frontier's A319 was suppose to fly into BWI sometimes this summer for either a test flight but it has been moved to a different date. But however, Frontier plans to fly the A319s on a regular basis route from BWI-DEN-BWI starting this September.

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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Wed Jun 13, 2001 6:46 am

As I stated in my original post, the plane was parked in an area that is nearly impossible to get a good shot of.
Here is the best I could do. Taken from inside the terminal with a 300mm lens and 2x teleconverter.



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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Wed Jun 13, 2001 7:51 am

Did it have any pax on it?
 
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RE: Frontier A319 At AUS

Wed Jun 13, 2001 8:26 am

There were no paying passengers on this flight as far as I know. Still unclear to the purpose of this flight since Frontier isn't an airline that services AUS.

The plane was parked near the control tower the entire time it was here.

Jason Knutson - Austin, TX