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by Republic
Fri Nov 01, 2002 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA 3000 To Durango,Mexico
Replies: 10
Views: 1993

USA 3000 To Durango,Mexico

New flights announced: From Travel Weekly: USA 3000 gets DOT nod for 3 more routes(10/31/2002) WASHINGTON -- USA 3000 Airlines, sister company to Apple Vacations, received Transportation Department approval to offer three more scheduled service routes: Baltimore and Cincinnati to Cancun, Mexico, and...

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by Republic
Tue Oct 22, 2002 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM To Form Caribbean Regional
Replies: 6
Views: 1512

KLM To Form Caribbean Regional

Hi everyone: Not sure if this has been discussed yet, but it looks interesting to me. From Travel Weekly: KLM affiliate to link Miami, S. Caribbean (10/21/2002) KRALENDIJK, Bonaire -- KLM formed BonairExel, with service to start around Dec. 1, pending Netherlands Antilles government approval. Based ...

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by Republic
Tue Oct 08, 2002 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Downgrades CLE-LGW; Adds CLE-SEA
Replies: 18
Views: 2422

RE: CO Downgrades CLE-LGW; Adds CLE-SEA

On a side note, CO has also downgraded IAH-ORF to ERJ service. I am booked on non-stop service December 23. Originally this was 733 service; now it is COEX.

rgds,
Joe

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by Republic
Mon Sep 30, 2002 11:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guess Theres No Attack On Iraq
Replies: 42
Views: 2382

RE: Guess Theres No Attack On Iraq

Here's some ancedotal evidence that an attack is in the future. At the travel agency where I work, we had a large group cancel their reservations for a cruise due to depart in November. These passengers were all members of the US military. They indicated that they really wanted to take the cruise, b...

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by Republic
Wed Sep 25, 2002 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline CEOs Previous Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

RE: Airline CEOs Previous Experience

JetBlue - David Neelman, Morris Air

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by Republic
Wed Sep 25, 2002 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline CEOs Previous Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 1280

Airline CEOs Previous Experience

I'll start the ball rolling and let the experts here fill in the rest. Which airline ceos have experience with other carriers. American- Don McCarty, past experience with Canadian Pacific Continental- Gordon Bethune, past experience with Braniff Air Tran - Joe Leonard, with Eastern? Please help fill...

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by Republic
Tue Sep 24, 2002 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Jamaica To Belize
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

RE: Air Jamaica To Belize

Air Jamaica is courting connecting traffic as evidenced by the following sale fares: Introductory sale fares to Belize, for bookings through Sept. 30, and travel from Nov. 21 to Dec. 12, begin at $415 roundtrip from Orlando or Atlanta, $440 from Boston, Baltimore or Philadelphia, $460 from New York ...

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by Republic
Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Applies For Daily LAX-DCA Service
Replies: 28
Views: 5090

RE: United Airlines Applies For Daily LAX-DCA Service

According to the DOT, the applicants are: US Airways said it wants the slots for Las Vegas service. America West wants them for a second daily Las Vegas flight, American wants them for Los Angeles, Delta for Salt Lake City, Frontier for a second daily Denver flight and United for Los Angeles. Regard...

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by Republic
Tue Sep 24, 2002 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Jamaica To Belize
Replies: 7
Views: 2650

Air Jamaica To Belize

Good to see a new destination added. Air Jamaica will use the A321 for this route. From Travel Weekly: Air Jamaica plans Mo' Bay-Belize nonstops(9/23/2002) KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Air Jamaica said it will launch nonstop service to Belize from its Montego Bay hub on Nov. 2. The service will operate four...

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by Republic
Mon Sep 23, 2002 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bwia To Sell Heathrow Slots
Replies: 39
Views: 4320

RE: Bwia To Sell Heathrow Slots

Looks as if the financial situation is as some have feared. From Travel Weekly: BWIA chairman: Line in 'severe cash crunch'(9/23/2002) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- "The day of reckoning" is upon BWIA, declared chairman Lawrence Duprey, who warned the Trinidad and Tobago airline faces "a severe cash cr...

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by Republic
Sat Sep 21, 2002 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asian Carriers To North America
Replies: 36
Views: 3663

RE: Asian Carriers To North America

Off the original topic, but this post seems to be drifting that way. In geographical terms, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey are on the Asian continent. In political terms, they are not. Big distinction here. Understand the history of the term Middle East and Far East. These are all labels used by Bri...

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by Republic
Thu Sep 19, 2002 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Posting Of News From Other Sites.
Replies: 7
Views: 1919

RE: Posting Of News From Other Sites.

Hkspotter:

At least the posts you describe are aviation related.

What is really tiresome are xenophobic posts that are non-aviation related. They only serve to further reveal the biases, prejudices, and limitations of certain posters.

Regards,
Joe

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by Republic
Mon Sep 16, 2002 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Delta Flights Are Still Flown With 727s?
Replies: 15
Views: 3236

RE: Which Delta Flights Are Still Flown With 727s?

Spotted a DL 727 at IAH this Sunday morning. Most probably IAH-ATL.

Joe

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by Republic
Fri Sep 13, 2002 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Traces Of Extinct Airlines In Airports
Replies: 78
Views: 7155

RE: Traces Of Extinct Airlines In Airports

Also in Houston, in the area around HOU, there is a street named Pan Am and one named Braniff.

Joe

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by Republic
Thu Sep 12, 2002 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What´s Up With Azteca?
Replies: 5
Views: 1167

RE: What´s Up With Azteca?

I believe Continental has a code share agreement with Azteca.

Joe

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by Republic
Wed Sep 11, 2002 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico - San Diego To Loreto
Replies: 12
Views: 3241

Aeromexico - San Diego To Loreto

From Travel Weekly: Aeromexico sets San Diego-Loreto nonstops (9/10/2002) MEXICO CITY -- Aeromexico, Mexico's largest airline, is betting that customers will want to "rediscover" Loreto, the oldest town in Baja California Sur. Aeromexico said it plans to inaugurate the only nonstop service from San ...

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by Republic
Fri Sep 06, 2002 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Receives Financing
Replies: 6
Views: 1288

National Receives Financing

From Travel Weekly: National gets financing; expects Ch. 11 exit (9/5/2002) 'The unwavering support of our loyal and growing customer base and our travel agent partners cannot be overemphasized.' Michael Conway president, CEO National Airlines LAS VEGAS -- National Airlines, flying under Chapter 11 ...

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by Republic
Thu Sep 05, 2002 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airline Jokes
Replies: 32
Views: 2500

Airline Jokes

Heard this one? A mother and her son were flying Southwest Airlines from Kansas City to Chicago. The son (who had been looking out the window) turned to his mother and asked, "If big dogs have baby dogs and big cats have baby cats, why don't big planes have baby planes?" The mother (who couldn't thi...

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by Republic
Tue Sep 03, 2002 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non Aviation Movies That Had A Aviation Scene
Replies: 103
Views: 13809

RE: Non Aviation Movies That Had A Aviation Scene

The opening scene from Miami Blues, where Alec Baldwin beats up a passenger in the terminal, takes his coat, wallet, and ticket, and boards an Eastern L-1011 for MIA.

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by Republic
Wed Aug 21, 2002 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varig Ending GIG-JFK Nonstop Service
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

RE: Varig Ending GIG-JFK Nonstop Service

Here's a little more info: From Travel Weekly: Varig changes CEO, to suspend N.Y.-Sao Paulo (8/20/2002) NEW YORK -- Brazilian airline Varig changed its leadership Aug. 19 amid continuing financial troubles caused in part by the country's troubled currency, and service on its New York-Sao Paulo route...

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by Republic
Tue Aug 13, 2002 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Announces Changes Tomorrow
Replies: 29
Views: 3665

RE: AA To Announces Changes Tomorrow

Hkgspotter1: Here is a direct quote from American today: The first Fokker 100 will leave the fleet in the third quarter of 2003, and the last of the 74 planes will retire by the third quarter of 2005, American said. Since the F-100 is not common with other aircraft types, crew-training savings in ph...

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by Republic
Wed Aug 07, 2002 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental A340s
Replies: 28
Views: 4216

RE: Continental A340s

Great point, LMP737. I am in the process or re-reading Bethune's book From Worst to First. Part of the reason for the turnaround of CO was the refinancing of leases with GE Capital. By getting some of the deposits back from Boeing, and by having GE Capital refinance their leases, CO gained valuable ...

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by Republic
Tue Aug 06, 2002 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental A340s
Replies: 28
Views: 4216

RE: Continental A340s

There is more to it than Bethune's ties to Boeing. CO was in a severe cash crunch when Bethune assumed the role of CEO. CO had many millions tied up in deposits on future Boeing aircraft. Boeing gave back half of these deposits to CO when CO desparately needed the cash. Hardly likely that Airbus, or...

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by Republic
Fri Aug 02, 2002 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport For Mexico City Cancelled
Replies: 12
Views: 3483

New Airport For Mexico City Cancelled

The Mexican governent, bowing to political pressure, has announced that they will not build the proposed airport where planned. Any ideas where they might try to build next? <a href="http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.hts/world/1518883" target=_blank>http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/printstory.hts/wo...

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by Republic
Fri Jul 26, 2002 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Starting A Fare War?
Replies: 15
Views: 2234

RE: JetBlue Starting A Fare War?

Jetblue really seems interested in defending its strategy at Long Beach, even if entails losing money. It does not matter how low your cost structure is, a loss is a loss. For jetBlue's sake, taking on AA, DL, UA, WN all at one time surely will have negative consequences profit wise for jetBlue. Nee...

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by Republic
Thu Jul 25, 2002 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus Winning The Easyjet Order?
Replies: 44
Views: 3695

RE: Is Airbus Winning The Easyjet Order?

It all seems fairly asinine to me. If there are only two major suppliers, there should be some semblance of price integrity. What are the airlines going to do, not order any new planes if the prices are more rational? The point of business is to turn a profit. Not to garner national prestige. (It se...

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by Republic
Fri Jul 12, 2002 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Failure Of Enron, WorldCom Et Al Will Help Boeing
Replies: 8
Views: 3193

RE: Failure Of Enron, WorldCom Et Al Will Help Boeing

Interesting perspective, with some very valid points.

Rgds,
Joe

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by Republic
Thu Jul 04, 2002 9:28 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Limit Gay Related Posts
Replies: 63
Views: 6773

RE: Limit Gay Related Posts

I would not advocate any limitations PROVIDING that they are posted in the non aviation forum.

However, it is very tiring to see gay themed posts in the aviation forum. The aviation forum is for aviation issues. Sexual orientation has nothing to do with the vast majority of aviation issues.

Joe

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by Republic
Thu Jul 04, 2002 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vanguard - The Clock Is Ticking
Replies: 22
Views: 1717

RE: Vanguard - The Clock Is Ticking

Jim:

A brief correction: Vanguard does not serve HOU or IAH.

Joe

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by Republic
Sat Jun 22, 2002 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Continental Codeshare
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

RE: KLM/Continental Codeshare

While it may seem that way, it is not a typo on my part. On the surface, it does not make sense. Travel Weekly is reporting it that way. As to their correctness, who knows?

Rgds,
Joe

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by Republic
Fri Jun 21, 2002 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Continental Codeshare
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

KLM/Continental Codeshare

Interesting tidbit from today's Travel Weekly: Continental and KLM are making some significant changes to their code-share arrangement. According to notices they submitted to the DOT, as of July 1 KLM will stop putting its code on most if not all of Continental's domestic routes out of its Houston a...

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by Republic
Thu Jun 20, 2002 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is In IAH For Airliners 2002?
Replies: 9
Views: 2456

RE: Who Is In IAH For Airliners 2002?

I'll meet your guys at the Drafts Bar today between 5-7. I live in Houston and will cruise over there as fast as traffic allows after work today.

Joe

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by Republic
Sat Jun 15, 2002 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM To Start Abuja Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 2320

RE: KLM To Start Abuja Flights

Amen. This will further help connect the oil regions of Nigeria with Houston, with the Continental/KLM alliance having both KL IAH-AMS 747 service and CO IAH-AMS 767 service. My understanding is that there is a good amount of oil industry related traffic between Houston and Nigeria, as well as Houst...

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by Republic
Fri Jun 14, 2002 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners International Convention...who's Going?
Replies: 8
Views: 2338

RE: Airliners International Convention...who's Going?

I am planning on dropping by to check out the festivites since I live in Houston.

The official website is http://www.videcomp.com/ai2002/index.html

Rgds,
Joe

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by Republic
Wed Jun 12, 2002 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Round The World Charter
Replies: 12
Views: 3410

RE: Round The World Charter

http://www.travcoa.com/our_journeys/private_jet_around_the_world_2002/

They use a 747 because of all the loot these passengers buy.

Rgds,
Joe

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by Republic
Sat Jun 08, 2002 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways To North America?
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

RE: Kenya Airways To North America?

Here is a link to their website: http://www.kenya-airways.com

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by Republic
Sat Jun 08, 2002 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Get On A CO 777 From SJC-IAH?
Replies: 12
Views: 5120

RE: How To Get On A CO 777 From SJC-IAH?

June 18 -23 for the convention

http://www.videcomp.com/ai2002/letter.html for more details

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by Republic
Sat Jun 08, 2002 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways To North America?
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

RE: Kenya Airways To North America?

A couple of points: The article indicates that KQ is getting "lost" in the marketing efforts of KLM and NW, thus the need to do their own marketing. I would imagine that a NW/KL/CO hub would give them the connecting passengers to make a KQ flight viable. Maybe an EWR flight with a codeshare with CO ...

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by Republic
Fri Jun 07, 2002 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways To North America?
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

Kenya Airways To North America?

Kenya Airways is opening 6 new sales offices in North America. Anyone know if/when any new service is planned for US or Canada? According to this article, they are hoping to start North American service in the future. Any guesses as to which cities? From Travel Weekly: NEWS - Airlines Kenya Airways ...

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by Republic
Sat Jun 01, 2002 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL And CO Raise Fares
Replies: 5
Views: 1777

RE: DL And CO Raise Fares

Airlines are losing record amounts of money daily. This is a good thing for the viability of the industry as a whole. Airlines cannot lose money indefinitely and expect to survive longterm.

Joe

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by Republic
Sat Jun 01, 2002 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Going Against AA In A Subtle Manner.
Replies: 14
Views: 1566

RE: JetBlue Going Against AA In A Subtle Manner.

According to the press release, Direct TV is not available on flights between JFK and SJU. Why?

Joe

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by Republic
Fri May 31, 2002 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Does Carnival Cruises Use?
Replies: 17
Views: 5254

RE: What Airline Does Carnival Cruises Use?

Back to the original question: If you fly into MIA, chances are good that you will fly AA. If you fly into FLL, then CO is probably the likely choice. But, as mentioned before, it could be just about any airline.

Joe

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by Republic
Thu May 30, 2002 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Holding Talks On A Link To US Airways
Replies: 12
Views: 3732

RE: Continental Holding Talks On A Link To US Airways

NEWS BRIEFS NEWS FROM TIA'S INTERNATIONAL POW WOW: * J. W. “Bill” Marriott Jr., a leader in getting government support for the travel and tourism industry after the terrorist attacks, said the industry may already be losing its post-Sept. 11 clout in Congress. “I’m afraid we&...

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by Republic
Thu May 30, 2002 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Holding Talks On A Link To US Airways
Replies: 12
Views: 3732

RE: Continental Holding Talks On A Link To US Airways

Looks like CO and US are moving closer to making this a done deal. From Travel Weekly: US Airways would be a “welcome partner” in the Oneworld alliance, but American believes the carrier already has made up its mind to strike a deal with Continental, said David Cush, American’s vic...

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by Republic
Wed May 29, 2002 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France USA Rumors?
Replies: 59
Views: 6658

RE: Air France USA Rumors?

Rogue Trader: You are missing the obvious in your posts on AF's role at IAH. This is not an O/D flight. CDG serves Houston as a gateway to the rest of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. LH and KL use their flights in much the same way, with their extensive networks from FRA and AMS. CO's IAH...

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by Republic
Sat May 25, 2002 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO EWR-EDI Possible Route?
Replies: 2
Views: 1939

CO EWR-EDI Possible Route?

Edinburgh EDI is offering incentives to Continental for service to EWR. Anyone here thing this route would have the loads to be profitable? Would it be a continuation of service to Glasgow or nonstop? Saturday, 25th May 2002 Airlines urged to explore direct route to US ALASTAIR JAMIESON AIRPORT boss...

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by Republic
Wed May 22, 2002 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest International?
Replies: 15
Views: 1544

RE: Southwest International?

I think it is a matter of time before WN goes to Canada. This topic has been discussed multiple times before. But one could argue that the placement of the flags is signaling such a move. I certainly hope so.

Joe

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by Republic
Fri May 17, 2002 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brownsville
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

RE: Brownsville

Rojo is correct. I was at BRO in February of this year. They do not charge for parking, as they have more than enough parking spaces. I believe your only domestic choice is Continental to IAH.

Have a great time in the borderlands.

Joe

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