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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Times To UAL, Drop Dead
Replies: 78
Views: 10545

RE: NY Times To UAL, Drop Dead

Sorry, but I can't resist: _______ Their explaination for dening <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> the loan gaurantee the first time was that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> was too great a risk. The Taxpayer would have to bail out the loan. Yet US sure fooled t...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 21, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Incredible Bloated Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 4149

RE: The Incredible Bloated Airline

This story was taken from an article, it was NOT my personal thought or idea. I understood from the story the real skilled (professional) work was to mostly be farmed out to the high dollar pros. The grunt (ramp, flight attendant, etc) was to be offered to the young transitional type person with ple...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Incredible Bloated Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 4149

RE: The Incredible Bloated Airline

I understand that, I'm simply amazed sometimes at what gets posted on here. After 15 years of breaking my back and some long cold nights so mom and the kids can safely fly to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> in the am, it makes a person mad t...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Incredible Bloated Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 4149

RE: The Incredible Bloated Airline

I wonder why the airlines tend to ignore it? ___________ they tend to ignore it because alot of the majors have ramp unions in place with contracts in place. You cannot simply say, sorry we will no longer honor your contract. That way we can hire someone at half your wages. The LCC's can get away wi...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 21, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Incredible Bloated Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 4149

RE: The Incredible Bloated Airline

I just read an article from Wharton business collage, that for every line person you see at the airport (gate agent, ticket agent, visible employee) there are a total of 26 on the payroll you don't see! Management types, maintenance, bean counters, flight operations, finance, procurement, personal, ...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 21, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Come There Are Almost No Pics Of Indiy Air?
Replies: 8
Views: 4992

RE: How Come There Are Almost No Pics Of Indiy Air?

They have only been flying 4 days now. To limited cities also. Give it a couple weeks, you'll see them up here.

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by BILLAMT
Sat Jun 19, 2004 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 182 Convicted Terrorist Declines Parole
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

RE: AI 182 Convicted Terrorist Declines Parole

Those are not my thoughts, rather I simply quoted a previous poster. But I think what he had to say is totally fitting. While what happened today has nothing to do with aviation, it fits into this thread pretty good. If Mr Johnson had to die for something, than I hope "HIS" Apachies wreaked hell for...

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by BILLAMT
Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI 182 Convicted Terrorist Declines Parole
Replies: 19
Views: 2468

RE: AI 182 Convicted Terrorist Declines Parole

I have no problem with people holding political or religious beliefs. But when that means innocent children and adults are murdered indiscriminately then the perpetrator has rejected their humanity. From then on their well-being or rights should assume the same status as the rights they snatched awa...

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by BILLAMT
Fri Jun 18, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will United Survive Until December?
Replies: 9
Views: 3008

RE: Will United Survive Until December?

UA is a huge company. Anyone who thinks they will be gone in 6 months is foolish. If they don't get the ATSB loan, they will smply need to be more creative. UAL will be with us still for many years, wether or not in the same capacity is to be seen. They have an awful lot of assets and routes to sell...

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by BILLAMT
Thu Jun 17, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Fliers Give Independence High Marks
Replies: 40
Views: 3684

RE: First Fliers Give Independence High Marks

They have been running spots on CNBC all day. They have been interviewing pax and showing shots of the A gates in IAD. Not bad. Guess not everyone feels the same as Greg.

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by BILLAMT
Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Fliers Give Independence High Marks
Replies: 40
Views: 3684

RE: First Fliers Give Independence High Marks

Just dont call people A$$'s when you could get it thrown in your face 6 months from now if they fold. Word of advice! ASSFO _________ I love that! Care to explain that in six months from now, an airline with 300 million in the bank, fee for departure contract in place for 2 and 4 more months, and t...

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by BILLAMT
Thu Jun 17, 2004 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAD News From FLY I
Replies: 60
Views: 7030

RE: BAD News From FLY I

Actually www.flyi.com list flt #1127 <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> - <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> as a 12:30 schedule, and they made a 12:34 instea...

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by BILLAMT
Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAD News From FLY I
Replies: 60
Views: 7030

RE: BAD News From FLY I

Frequent flyers are absolutley bound to their frequent flyer programs...it's almost comical to what lengths some will go. Crandall created this 'instant' brand loyalty...and it's affects had not diminished (but thank God they created alliances!). This is also why the majors are in such poor shape. E...

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by BILLAMT
Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAD News From FLY I
Replies: 60
Views: 7030

RE: BAD News From FLY I

"Bob and Carroll and the two kids" that fly twice a year are NOT what airlines like Fly-I are about. To them, that scenario is a one way ticket to Chapter 7. FlyI hopes to stimulate the Bob and Carols of the world with low fares to travel more often. I like Kerry Skeen, he seems to shoot from the hi...

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAD News From FLY I
Replies: 60
Views: 7030

RE: BAD News From FLY I

Look at it this way, Bob and Carol and the two kids who fly once, twice a year don't care about the "miles" you get on other carriers. Not everyone out there flying is an airliners.net junike, and could honestly careless about miles, or they were <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan Alvarez Int'l...

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAD News From FLY I
Replies: 60
Views: 7030

RE: BAD News From FLY I

They sure do. Not to mention UAL paying them until August, and <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> till Nov. Everyone keeps saying <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> RJ <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>, but they will have narrowbodies in Sept. and operating th...

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 16, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAD News From FLY I
Replies: 60
Views: 7030

RE: BAD News From FLY I

Anybody catch them on the Today Show this morning? By the way, the title of this thread is wrong. Independence hasn't released any bad news. You guys are great. The loads are better than expected, with many flights sold out now. Give them time, Rome wasn't built in a day.

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by BILLAMT
Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colgan 1900 Accident Article
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

RE: Colgan 1900 Accident Article

The Air Midwest beech ( Mesa ) is the other. Yes weight and balance was an issue, but it would have been a flyable aircraft had the elevator been rigged correctly. Read the NTSB report regarding the accident. The <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> crew at the <acronym title="Ai...

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by BILLAMT
Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Safety Announcement Audio
Replies: 21
Views: 5444

RE: Independence Air Safety Announcement Audio

My little brother is a pilot at Indy. While at his house this morning he logged on to the employees website and showed me some of the loads for Indy flights. Not too bad for an airline thats not even flying yet. You guys just might be surprised. I've said it before and i'll say it again, aside from ...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relations Among Airline Employees
Replies: 18
Views: 2571

RE: Relations Among Airline Employees

Mechanics see other mechanics, not UAL guys, or <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> or <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> or dare I even say Indy guys! If my crew requires something and my carrier does not have it on hand, UAL, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Boeing 777 (First Class) Advice Pls
Replies: 29
Views: 7935

RE: AA Boeing 777 (First Class) Advice Pls

LHR-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> is what? 8hrs max? Who cares!!! Your in first, big ass comfy seat, problably turns into a bed ( if thats what you want to call it ), IFE ( ? ). Bring a macdonalds cheesburger, the late...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9/11/01 How Pilots Died? Defense?!?!
Replies: 43
Views: 23311

RE: 9/11/01 How Pilots Died? Defense?!?!

Most aircraft also had a kick-out panel at the bottom of the door for egress in case of a door jam durning an accident. There are lots of documented incidents of pax gaining entry to the flight deck prior to 9/11.

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colgan 1900 Accident Article
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Colgan 1900 Accident Article

http://www.capecodonline.com/cctimes/fatalcolgan9.htm _______ Now thats two 1900's in two years where <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> failed to visually check flight control movement after <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>. I just don't understand.

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by BILLAMT
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flames From MD80 Engine At PHX Yesterday
Replies: 16
Views: 5862

RE: Flames From MD80 Engine At PHX Yesterday

Its called a hot start...........................

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Proposes Fines Against Atlantic Coast And Unit
Replies: 10
Views: 3538

RE: FAA Proposes Fines Against Atlantic Coast And Unit

One is clearly a mistake. The other is gross negligence. ------------------ Gee, can I guess which is which? 263 flights, oops. Difference is? <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan Alvarez Int'l (ACA), Mexico">ACA</acronym> self disclosed, UAL was ramp checked. <acronym title="Acapulco - General J...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Maintenance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 5462

RE: Delta Maintenance Question

I really can't speak for <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, but I highly doubt they are skimping on <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym>. What do you consider non-manditory? I really can't think of anything at my carrier that is non-mandatory. I think thats a co...

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by BILLAMT
Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACA Private Shuttle? Who Flies It?
Replies: 12
Views: 2943

RE: ACA Private Shuttle? Who Flies It?

451 and 452 <acronym title="Air Pacific (Fiji)">FJ</acronym> are ex-UEX birds. They were painted in the privet shuttle colors after <acronym title="Cityflyer Express (United Kingdom)">FD</acronym> went BK. 95% of the time when you see one, it is operating as DLC. The <acronym title="Charlotte - Doug...

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by BILLAMT
Fri Jun 04, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Happy AMT Day!
Replies: 62
Views: 4166

RE: Happy AMT Day!

Ha ha ha, I just found this thread! You know who airplay reminds me of? You guys ever have a train wreck for an AMT at your base? How did you treat that person? I think someone is bitter!!! Airplay sounds like you have LDS ( Little D##K syndrome ). Go park your worthless ass infront of a CAD program...

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by BILLAMT
Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is It About Boston?
Replies: 24
Views: 5161

RE: What Is It About Boston?

What route would you take walking from the city to Logan Airport. Must be a new pedestrian walkway under the harbor!!! _______ I think he was referring to the blue line, which is what, 2 min from the airport to the aquarium stop in downtown? <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan Int...

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!
Replies: 31
Views: 5316

RE: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!

BILLAMT, I am not too stupid to realize anything. I realize that they will bring prices down for a short while. I never said anything about sure fire failure either, I said that I am skeptical, and that I hate the way the operation was run as UAL Express. To sit there and let planes depart 6 hours l...

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!
Replies: 31
Views: 5316

RE: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!

Personally, this is my opinion. UAL will become a trans-con/international carrier. They carry the US flag very nicely. And despite what some problably think of me, I would bet that a US citizen seeing a big bad UAL 777 or 744 at an overseas airport brings not only a smile, but also a feeling of bein...

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!
Replies: 31
Views: 5316

RE: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!

no, no, no, I wasn't singling you out. I just used your quote. Sorry if it seemed that way.

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!
Replies: 31
Views: 5316

RE: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!

Voodoo- Too bad that their points expire after 12 months. Mileage plus miles are good for life, provided that a member earns or redeems miles (note that you don't even have to fly) once every 36 months. It's also a shame that I can't use IAir points to fly to Hawaii, Europe, or Japan. Notice too tha...

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by BILLAMT
Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!
Replies: 31
Views: 5316

RE: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!

Also note that the fares quoted by <acronym title="Iraqi Airways">IA</acronym> do not include the many fees and taxes imposed on airline travellers. Most UAL and <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> fares include these. ______ Are you sure about that? Last tim...

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by BILLAMT
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!
Replies: 31
Views: 5316

RE: No Better Press For Independence Air Than This!

And away we go.....................!!!!!!

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by BILLAMT
Sat May 29, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report
Replies: 42
Views: 3369

RE: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report

Tell that to the US military, who incidently take exceptional care of Air Force 1. _ I'm sure the tech reps that Boeing undoubtly provides has nothing to do with that. _______ I am sure that there are a bunch of maintaince helpers apprenticing, and FCC GRT license holders working for repair stations...

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by BILLAMT
Sat May 29, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Highest Cruise Altitude?
Replies: 23
Views: 3842

RE: Highest Cruise Altitude?

FL510 on a Citation X. Pretty neat to watch the TCAS, and all the symbols a -8, 9, 12 and so on. We were the only ones up there. By the way, it was en route <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> - <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Har...

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by BILLAMT
Fri May 28, 2004 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report
Replies: 42
Views: 3369

RE: Outsourced Maintenance Media Report

You make good points. However, what this media report failed to mention is that all outsourced maintenance has oversight by the FAA, the airline itself, etc. I don't mind having the issue raised in the media -- what I object to is an imbalanced report. ____________ WHAT A GODDAMN JOKE!!! Who are you...

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by BILLAMT
Mon May 24, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACA Fired Again...now From DL
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

RE: ACA Fired Again...now From DL

I don't know if you've ever flown on one of these "junk jets", but they are actually nicer then a CRJ to ride in, full size leather seats, quiet, and an overall nice ride. __________ Well seeing how you mentioned it, I was at <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan Alvarez Int'l (ACA), Mexico">ACA</...

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by BILLAMT
Sun May 23, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACA Fired Again...now From DL
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

RE: ACA Fired Again...now From DL

Actually <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan Alvarez Int'l (ACA), Mexico">ACA</acronym> does own the 328's. BUT!! If <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> opts out of the agreement "without cause" ( just like what the memo says ) than <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acro...

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by BILLAMT
Sun May 23, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACA Fired Again...now From DL
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

RE: ACA Fired Again...now From DL

Sure, they have 30 328 Jets after Nov now, or DL does atleast. This has already been discussed, can we beat a dead horse some more please?

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by BILLAMT
Sun May 23, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ACA Fired Again...now From DL
Replies: 28
Views: 3749

RE: ACA Fired Again...now From DL

You think they got fired? Think <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> wanted this? Now Delta has to eat millions in 328 Jets. Do you even understand what happened regarding <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan Alvarez Int'l (AC...

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by BILLAMT
Sat May 22, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 17109

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

I highly doubt that Indy would run any CRJ's with blacked out UEX logos. They want to distance themselves as much as possible from United. Don't forget, they are rebranding themselves, flying around in old paint would be a pretty dumb move, not to mention someone driving down the street as a Indy fl...

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by BILLAMT
Fri May 21, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLyi Across America Tour
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

RE: FLyi Across America Tour

I forgot, <acronym title="Acapulco - General Juan Alvarez Int'l (ACA), Mexico">ACA</acronym> will also be earning on the DLC side for the next 5 months atleast. ( Nov ) Granted, while not as much as UAL revenue, something like 80/20, but its positive cash flow regardless. It softens the loss that wi...

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by BILLAMT
Fri May 21, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLyi Across America Tour
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

RE: FLyi Across America Tour

I'll buy that, but don't forget that Indy is operating as both UAL and Iair until Aug4. So UAL will be paying Indy until that date. That leaves 3 months max until the first Bus comes on line. They have $350 million banked. Once the entire fleet is running the CASM is supposed to be right around 8 ce...

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by BILLAMT
Fri May 21, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 17109

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

I'd like to know how UAL intends to "make money" on routes that are in direct competition with Indy? They are losing their cash cow. Better hunker down, its gonna be a long stay in bankruptcy court.....

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by BILLAMT
Fri May 21, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLyi Across America Tour
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

RE: FLyi Across America Tour

What do festivities consist of? Likely begging for customers. Enjoy it while you can and take plenty pictures. It's the most ill conceived startup in about a decade.... ------------ Wow. Did you watch the webcast? Why do you think its so ill concieved? Jet Blue launched with the Bus and is now movin...

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by BILLAMT
Fri May 21, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 17109

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

I didn't say I hated you. And I wouldn't know because I posted there one time, your fight isn't with me, its with the Indy crowd. _______ your brother is a loser j-41 pilot _______ Come on dude, call my bro a loser? Jeeze, give it a rest man. If and when Indy fails will have no affect on me. I DON'T...

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by BILLAMT
Fri May 21, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 17109

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

DC8contrail and UAL777CONTRAIL --- we don't like eachother. And i'm sure that a thread could be started about just that and do quite well. You guys got to call me a jerk, and I got to respond to both. Lets not hijack this thread, and simply drop it.

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by BILLAMT
Thu May 20, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Is Live!
Replies: 222
Views: 17109

RE: Independence Air Is Live!

billamt, just curious.....you worked for aca then you went to nwa...how come your not with nwa anymore??????if what i saw in the aca lounge site, was you were like a mexican chihuahua....you went to the aca site and bashed ual and was saying how you were going to keep the ual freaks at bay only to b...

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