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by Michiganatc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 193
Views: 22414

Re: The Rest of Michigan Aviation Thread - 2020

Allegiant will be adding 2x weekly flights to AUS, BOS and LAX. It’s on their website now and is bookable.

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by Michiganatc
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 53620

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

GRR got 2x weekly AUS, BOS and LAX.

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by Michiganatc
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UN General Assembly September 2019 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3133

Re: JFK/SWF Aircraft Visitors for UN General Assembly

The U.S. “just” approved Visa’s for some of the Iranian Delegation. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ft.com/content/a862b02c-db0b-11e9-8f9b-77216ebe1f17 Here’s the quote from the article in case you are required to login to The Financial Times... “The Trump administration has issued visas to Iranian...

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by Michiganatc
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation
Replies: 142
Views: 18918

Re: JFK/LGA/EWR/HPN/ISP/SWF Aviation

Does anyone expect any interesting VIP aircraft movements next week (September 23-29th) at JFK/EWR/SWF for the UN General Assembly?

I’m hoping for Iran Air and Saudi 747SP’s, the Congolese 707 in Boeing colors and an A340-500 from someone.

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by Michiganatc
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: UN General Assembly September 2019 News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3133

JFK/SWF Aircraft Visitors for UN General Assembly

New York City will be hosting the UN General assembly this year with high level debate beginning on Tuesday September 24th. There will be representatives from 193 nations and President Trump is scheduled to speak on the morning of the 24th. With that many different nations attending, what type of VI...

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by Michiganatc
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th
Replies: 261
Views: 50255

Midwest Express Route Announcements-August 28th

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/midwest-express-to-announce-flight-destinations-wednesday According to local Milwaukee media, both the Midwest Express President and Elite Airways President will be making a major announcement tomorrow morning, Wednesday August 28th at MKE. It is reported that th...

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by Michiganatc
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 71688

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I don’t see the Beluga XL on the schedule for any of the days. I assumed Airbus would have wanted to show it off.

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by Michiganatc
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56907

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Non revs are available space only. If your upset they are bumped for revenue cargo then you need to re asses your life views. rbavfan: Unbelievable. Show me anywhere in this thread where I or anyone else said that non-revs matter? It was just an example of how Delta’s A350’s often can’t carry full ...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 6127

Re: A350 MTOW

Are you an Airbus employee? Why would a simple comment of mine about Delta’s “satisfaction” or “dis-satisfaction” get deleted? Cover up or damage control? I thought this was a forum for discussion and asked a simple question... Just because you state that DL is satisfied with their A350’s doesn’t me...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56907

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

At my airline the 350 has quite a bad rep with stay passengers....often has 50-100 seats open and can't accommodate staff, or if you get on the latest issue has been a downgrade from business to Y class due to weight and balance issues, needing more aft cg......while common on small turbo props I h...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56907

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

Mrakula:

It’s a little obtuse of you to think that an A350 Load Optimization Planner at Delta in ATL is not a “trustworthy” source...it’s kind of their job. Plus, read the other posts above this that mention the DL internal rumblings about it’s MTOW concerns.

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by Michiganatc
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A350 MTOW
Replies: 28
Views: 6127

Re: A350 MTOW

Delta’s “satisfaction” or “dis-satisfaction?” Depends on who you ask I suppose.

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by Michiganatc
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56907

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

I don't see Delta sacrificing 11,000 gallons of fuel in order to accommodate non-revs! It’s not about non-rev’s...that’s just how I came to realize the problem. If Delta’s A359 is on a long haul route and is full of “revenue” passengers then it will likely have to leave some cargo behind and priori...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the A350 performing for DL
Replies: 261
Views: 56907

Re: How is the A350 performing for DL

My friend works for DL in the ATL flight planning/dispatch department and he say’s his department is disappointed in the A350 payload ability with it being frequently weight restricted. He tells me that on flights such as DTW-PVG/PEK it often can’t take a full load of passengers and cargo. So if the...

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by Michiganatc
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 10071

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I worked for US Aiways at PIT in 2001-2003 during college. PIT was a thriving airport pre-9/11 with crowded concourses and busy shops throughout the Terminal. 9/11 happened while I was in class. The next day I went back to work and it was an utter ghost town. 18 months later after I left PIT for goo...

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by Michiganatc
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3031

Re: MCI thread - 2018

Anyone know the current status and location of the L1011?

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by Michiganatc
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Boneyard Aprons
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Re: American Boneyard Aprons

I have been to all of the boneyards in the U.S. They all have paved apron areas where planes will park short term for up to 6 months for a variety of reasons. Then they are moved out to long term storage which can be either paved or unpaved desert parking areas. The desert floors are a very solid su...

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by Michiganatc
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3883

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

Thanks for everyone’s input. It’s nice to hear the different perspectives and information that I wasn’t aware of. This question has been on my mind for a while.

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by Michiganatc
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3883

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

SQ789 wrote:
Are DL the largest airline serving flight to/from GRR rather than other airlines?


As far as passengers carried per day, yes, by far. 6x weekly B752 (occasional B739) to DTW also.

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by Michiganatc
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3883

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

DTWorld wrote:
In other words, why offer it when DTW is about a 30-minute flight away with a very simple connection?


To get to Jackson Hole, WY for skiing or Palm Springs for golf or Maui, Hi with just 2-flights instead of 3-flights! :)

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by Michiganatc
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3883

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

Look at how long it took DL to add PIT-SLC service; and there's still no DL mainline service from PIT to DL hubs at LAX or SEA. Why would you think that DL is going to prioritize GRR over PIT when it comes to new markets? I'm not getting that. I’m sure there are plenty of other airports the could s...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3883

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

flymco753 wrote:
What GRR needs to focus on is getting a flight to LAX before anything else.


That would be awesome. I’m actually more surprised that WN hasn’t started LAS yet though.

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by Michiganatc
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3883

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

GRR/SLC sounds like a horrible idea. No local market, long regional jet flight, capacity would be moved from MSP ultimately downgauging from low cost mainline to high cost regional. Unless the GRR market has a large concentration of flyers traveling to Elko, NV or Redmond, WA AND paying a premium t...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3883

Re: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

I think there are more pressing needs from SLC than Grand Rapids... It seems like something that could easily connect through Minneapolis or Detroit, and the vast majority of connections through SLC could be made in Minneapolis or Detroit, and there probably isn't much demand for those that aren't....

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by Michiganatc
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?
Replies: 42
Views: 3883

Hey DELTA! Why No SLC-GRR?

I have been reading about the big changes at SLC with the new concourse and additional gate space and it got me thinking... why doesn’t Delta, specifically Skywest, have a non-stop flight from SLC-GRR (Grand Rapids, MI)? It seems like Delta is building up Salt Lake with the fairly new 6x weekly serv...

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by Michiganatc
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MCI thread - 2018
Replies: 29
Views: 3031

Re: MCI thread - 2018

Is the L1011 still parked at A14 and does anyone when it’s getting moved?

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by Michiganatc
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 at MCI
Replies: 0
Views: 911

L1011 at MCI

A friend of mine flew into MCI yesterday (Thursday 2/23) and sent me a picture of an L1011 parked at the old terminal gate A14. I know this was the former Flying Hospital (P4-Med) and that the “Tristar Experience” purchased it but why is it still parked at the passenger terminal and not at the hanga...

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by Michiganatc
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9831

Re: L-1011 at ONT

Can this L1011 be spotted from the fence line or is it in a hangar now?

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by Michiganatc
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 at ONT
Replies: 56
Views: 9831

Re: L-1011 at ONT

Where specifically is it parked on the field? Will it ever go in a hangar for the C-Check or will it stay out on the ramp?

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by Michiganatc
Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Michigan thread - 2018
Replies: 80
Views: 6755

Re: The Rest of Michigan Thread

I think a GRR-SLC flight on a SKW E175 would Do very well. In my opinion, SLC is a hole in our market. MSN already has this flight and we are a larger city then they are.

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by Michiganatc
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 holer inbound to PTK?
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: 4 holer inbound to PTK?

I'm ATC and just worked a Jeep 51/H from PTK-GRR-MTC. It was a KC-135. I don't know if that was what you saw but the KC-135 was at PTK this morning.

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by Michiganatc
Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 at MCO this Morning
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

Re: AN-225 at MCO this Morning

I think I will have to do that! Thank you KTPAFlyer!

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by Michiganatc
Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 at MCO this Morning
Replies: 10
Views: 2490

Re: AN-225 at MCO this Morning

I was on the West Ramp at MCO most of the morning and was able to get on the A225 and talk to the crew. They were very nice and were happy to show off their aircraft. They even gave me a circular shaped A225 collectible sticker about 4" in diameter. I tried to get upstairs too but they didn't l...

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by Michiganatc
Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ed Force One YVR-SEA
Replies: 9
Views: 4519

RE: Ed Force One YVR-SEA

<center><table align="center" border="0" width="650" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=92871&filename=1460443645CwxBZy.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/uf/92871/middle/1460443645CwxBZy.jpg" width="648" height="486" border="0"/></a></td><...

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by Michiganatc
Sun Feb 14, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: House Committee Votes To Privatize ATC
Replies: 58
Views: 6979

House Committee Votes To Privatize ATC

You think NATCA would take the hint when every Democrat on the House Committee Panel voted AGAINST this Bill. Add to that, every Union, except NATCA, is AGAINST this privitization bill. Seems like a NATCA power grab to me. Why?? Because all of the other 7 unions will disolve into NATCA. Convenient, ...

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by Michiganatc
Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Salmon II Out For Maintenance?
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

Alaska Airlines Salmon II Out For Maintenance?

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA9801 I just flew into <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> and noticed that N559AS is parked at the HAECO Americas Hangar next to a KC10 and two 777's. Flightaware.com says it's been at <acr...

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by Michiganatc
Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL System-Wide Data Outage?
Replies: 21
Views: 7360

RE: UAL System-Wide Data Outage?

The Captain of 647 said, "the aircraft is fine, no problems and that the customer service computers are fine. It's the flight planning data system that is down system-wide." So is that dispatch computers that he was referring to? I find it hard to believe now that there really was an outage since I ...

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by Michiganatc
Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL System-Wide Data Outage?
Replies: 21
Views: 7360

UAL System-Wide Data Outage?

Regarding UAL 647 operating <acronym title="Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International (Kent County) (GRR / KGRR), USA - Michigan">GRR</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colora...

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by Michiganatc
Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS - Which Cities Next
Replies: 100
Views: 10626

RE: AS - Which Cities Next

Forget <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> to <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>...how does Delta not have a <acronym title="Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International (Kent County) (GRR / KGRR), USA - Michigan">GRR</acronym>-<acro...

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by Michiganatc
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help...Name This Plane!
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

RE: Help...Name This Plane!

One last question for the experts: Does this have "8-Main Exits" or "10-Main Exits?" I'd like to buy the Safety Card but don't know which one it'd be. I looked at the different pictures and it show's 8 outlined doors but I see another smaller door over the wing's. So does that count and what does "M...

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by Michiganatc
Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help...Name This Plane!
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

RE: Help...Name This Plane!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cjg225" class="quote" target="_blank">cjg225</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I agree, you all ...

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by Michiganatc
Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help...Name This Plane!
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

RE: Help...Name This Plane!

Thanks for the info, glad I know now! I didn't even notice the engines. From the angle of the photo I didn't even notice the difference until you pointed it out. Do you know why the window's on the Upper Deck are different though? Did British have different variant's of the 747-200? I noticed on the...

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by Michiganatc
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help...Name This Plane!
Replies: 16
Views: 5071

Help...Name This Plane!

I was going through some of my airplane pictures and I came across this really poor quality photo I took through a window at Detroit's Smith Terminal back in 2000. This was the first International flight that I was on and only my second airplane trip, ever. I really need help identifying it, since I...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor Time: Allegiant Big Announcement Aug 20
Replies: 197
Views: 27277

RE: Rumor Time: Allegiant Big Announcement Aug 20

No to be rude, but I hope it's an announcement about them pulling out of <acronym title="Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International (Kent County) (GRR / KGRR), USA - Michigan">GRR</acronym> and starting up at <acronym title="Kalamazoo / Battle Creek - International (Municipal) (AZO / KAZO), USA - M...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Acars Decoder Problem
Replies: 0
Views: 3265

Acars Decoder Problem

Is it just me or does the ACARS-D website search function not work? I use: <a href="http://www.acarsd.org/" target="_blank">http://www.acarsd.org/</a> and it's always worked for me before but the last 5 or so months I can't get any results from the "Search" function. I know it's not a computer probl...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Paint Schemes-Anchorage
Replies: 9
Views: 4656

RE: Alaska Airlines Paint Schemes-Anchorage

Yes, thank you so much for checking for us!

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by Michiganatc
Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Paint Schemes-Anchorage
Replies: 9
Views: 4656

RE: Alaska Airlines Paint Schemes-Anchorage

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aerorobnz" class="quote" target="_blank">aerorobnz</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>When I was in <acronym title="Seattle / ...

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by Michiganatc
Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Paint Schemes-Anchorage
Replies: 9
Views: 4656

Alaska Airlines Paint Schemes-Anchorage

I was just looking on airliners.net at pictures of Alaska Airlines "Colorful Paint Schemes" and I can't believe how many of them Alaska has! Assuming they are all still painted that way it looks like 9-10 different schemes in total. I'm excited now because I'm going to be up in Anchorage, <acronym t...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Closing Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Replies: 32
Views: 5074

RE: Frontier Closing Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)

I couldn't agree more with everyone's comments above. This just seems like a very weak move by Frontier, an airline which I think is great. I don't understand what the hurry was. At least try it out for a few months with Southwest here. I'm not going to lie, when I saw the headline on WoodTv8 about ...

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by Michiganatc
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Closing Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)
Replies: 32
Views: 5074

Frontier Closing Grand Rapids, MI (GRR)

What a shame. We FINALLY get <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> into Grand Rapids and then Frontier pulls out and closes the station! Just weeks after <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> begins the 1x daily <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International ...

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