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by airtrantpa
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35034

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

I have a question but im not sure if it was asked in this thread and I don't really have the time to look. but with the rebranding didn't that kill off metrojet? or was metrojet a product of the merger? I flew them once out of TPA as a kid, and thought the red paintjob was pretty snazzy.

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by airtrantpa
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways
Replies: 289
Views: 35034

Re: U.S. Air Rebranding to U.S. Airways

You could say the same thing for America West (another 9/11 govt loan guarantee recipient) and United (a 3-time loser in the same program). http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5316334/ns/business-us_business/t/loan-guarantee-united-airlines-again-denied/#.XlrcQKhKiUk Or Continental, who needed two bankruptci...

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by airtrantpa
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city
Replies: 112
Views: 16184

Re: Southwest adding 16 new gates in Denver, will be WN's largest city

Where are the F9 pilots on here?? Remember when you chose Republic over them and they ran you out of your own hub? How did that work out for you a decade later? Still the dumbest move in recent US aviation history Congrats to WN at DEN I was going to say YX rejecting FL's planned merger, was the du...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 6145

Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like the IAD-TPA 752 is only running on Tuesdays? Excited to see the UA 772 at TPA. I've lived in TPA since 2013 and I believe this is the first scheduled domestic widebody service since I've lived here? too bad you missed the days of DL 767s! I used to sit in a tug by the ground vehicle fuel...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT
Replies: 70
Views: 13399

Re: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT

Odd that AA’s JFK adds are just for April. PANYNJ “use ‘em or lose ‘em” ultimatum I wonder? For UA: -IAD-SRQ, maybe UA finally here the “it’s not fair” cries that SRQ had gained year-round IAD service, while MIA doesn’t, lol. -ORD-SBN, that’s some crazy frequency increases. Overall though a quiet w...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?
Replies: 19
Views: 2839

Re: Airlines flying to both MCO and SFB?

not to mention SFB is in the middle of nowhere. the first time I went to SFB there was nothing around the airport, I couldn't believe there was an airport there, of course that was the day they sent space shuttle atlantis up the final time (cant remember the year 2010?) it could be built up now, but...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?
Replies: 41
Views: 3317

Re: Does NBC Know What They're Talking About Regarding Aviation?

my biggest beef with the media is when they say stuff like "we were on the runway for so and so hours" when if fact they were on a ramp or taxi way. I wish they would use the correct terminology even though most people don't know the difference between a ramp and runway.

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by airtrantpa
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How do I get a ride on Eva Air’s Badtz Maru A330?
Replies: 13
Views: 1591

Re: How do I get a ride on Eva Air’s Badtz Maru A330?

best bet would be to track it on fligtradar24. Eva flies from LAX/SFO/SEA(?)/ORD(?) to Taipei. So you probably wont know until the day before it flies. I wish I would have known about FR24 when I was trying to hitch a ride on Shamu on WN.

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19712

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

Well, since we are playing this game, these two confuse the hell out of me: Why serve PIE when you already serve TPA? 15-20 miles Why serve PGD when you already serve RSW? 30 miles IIRC F9 did serve PIE and TPA at the same time. I know their PIE service did not last long at all. I remember dropping...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19712

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

^^Oh look, what I said happens actually happens. He/she drives for cheaper fares im not driving for cheaper fares 'im driving because I dont want to fly on a rj, and my companion doesn't really like flying she's scared crapless of take offs and landings, so the non stop works. I would be happy to p...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19712

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

stl07 wrote:
^^Oh look, what I said happens actually happens. He/she drives for cheaper fares

im not driving for cheaper fares 'im driving because I dont want to fly on a rj

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19712

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

Your comment makes zero sense. Asheville is very much its own market. But why announce in AVL when you can get those folks to drive to you with you low fares. It's only like an hourish drive Unless F9 offers a unique destination, greater frequency, or dramatically lower fares than what G4 (and to a...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Announcement Next Week
Replies: 133
Views: 19712

Re: F9 Announcement Next Week

Somebody posted in the AVL forum that they were planning on announcing next week - which seems right up F9’s alley You beat me to it. I would love to see F9 here. The airport director said new routes were going to be announced. I guess right last year about nk coning here, so let’s hope. I’m flying...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVL has record year,Unconfirmed: new routes to be announce next week
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

AVL has record year,Unconfirmed: new routes to be announce next week

1.6 million pax at Asheville regional Airport. 7 new routes last year, and with G4's new routes announced last week, the new report on the TV states that there will be more announced next week. I wonder what they could be? I would like to see NK add more service, but they dropped TPA, FLL shortly af...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5367

Re: AA "American Champions" program

a majority of AA people are not happy with their company. Do you have any proof of this? I have 15 close friends who are AA employees, some are HP/US some are true AA employees Ive nown since working at TPA with AA, every single one of them LOve working for the airlines but hate working for AA. The...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA "American Champions" program
Replies: 56
Views: 5367

AA "American Champions" program

https://onemileatatime.com/american-airlines-employee-champions/ I cant believe doug parker and crew, are this out of touch with their employees. I don't really see how this will be successful, since a majority of AA people are not happy with their company. If I worked at AA I'd probably volunteer. ...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland selects A330-800
Replies: 65
Views: 14878

Re: Air Greenland selects A330-800

PM wrote:
So, does that give Airbus 100% of the widebody market so far in 2020?


Well considering it’s only the 2nd week in 2020, give it time

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 announces new services out of AVL
Replies: 1
Views: 602

G4 announces new services out of AVL

https://wlos.com/news/local/where-do-yo ... -asheville

Looks like G4 is realizing the gem AVL is. I’m glad to see them expand
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https://wlos.com/news/local/where-do-yo ... -asheville

Looks like G4 is realizing the gem AVL is. I’m glad to see them expand

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 272
Views: 40730

Re: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2020

I would loved to see G4 offer more west coast services from PIE. TZ used to fly to LAX/LAS with thru service to Hawaii. Southeast Airlines, and Sunjet International flew to LAS from PIE, im not sure how successful they were, given not many people ever heard of those airlines before.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 12771

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread 2020

will NK grow AVL? They flew to TPA MCO and FLL only, I cant remember if they cut TPA and FLL, seems like all they serve now is MCO. Would love it if they added LAS ORD and maybe somewhere on the west coast. If G4 can make DEN-AVL work, I can see a west coast flight from AVL work. Not a big NK fan, ...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 12771

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread 2020

With recent expansion made under the new VP of network planning, it's clear that NK is essentially being re-created into AirTran 2.0, a lot of what they've been doing in terms of customer service and amenities is matching AirTran. not to mention, their CEO is our old FL Boss. Double check the Spiri...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN opening new hangar Wed JAN8 @ HOU
Replies: 0
Views: 332

WN opening new hangar Wed JAN8 @ HOU

greeting all,

Im going to the grand opening on Wednesday. I'm told the new hangar will hold 8 738's. I'm surprised they're building one in HOU instead of at DAL, maybe there's no room to build a hangar at DAL? Anyone else going to attend the opening ceremonies at 1400?

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 12771

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread 2020

flymco753 wrote:
With recent expansion made under the new VP of network planning, it's clear that NK is essentially being re-created into AirTran 2.0, a lot of what they've been doing in terms of customer service and amenities is matching AirTran.


not to mention, their CEO is our old FL Boss.

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 87
Views: 12771

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread 2020

will NK grow AVL? They flew to TPA MCO and FLL only, I cant remember if they cut TPA and FLL, seems like all they serve now is MCO. Would love it if they added LAS ORD and maybe somewhere on the west coast. If G4 can make DEN-AVL work, I can see a west coast flight from AVL work. Not a big NK fan, I...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine
Replies: 25
Views: 6017

Re: Chinese passenger ordered to pay 123,358 yuan (US$17,712) for throwing coins at a plane engine

Is a coin really likely to cause a problem, given the turkeys and whatnot that are thrown into engines? It doesn't seem like DeltaMD90 read the article. we had a dime go through one of our (AirTran) 73G's IN TPA, put it out of service for a while. One of my buddies was on the maintenance crew in TP...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence
Replies: 31
Views: 5800

Re: Ernest Airlines of Italy loses its operating licence

Adipocere wrote:
Now Vern needs to find a new way to fly.


Quote of the day! Know what I mean....

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by airtrantpa
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adopt an Airline
Replies: 22
Views: 1942

Re: Adopt an Airline

I’d take Emirates and pull a frank Lorenzo and sell it all off, and rid the world of it. I’ve flown EK 20 times and every time the staff were ruder then hell, the planes are ugly and the food was cold and my bags were always a day late. I love Dubai and I go several times a year, but I’ve yet to hav...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F50 Questions
Replies: 87
Views: 12866

Re: F50 Questions

Yes I'm aware of information which is available on Wikipedia but information on Wikipedia is not always accurate hence why I am asking questions on this forum so that I get the correct answers. Cheers. With respect but all of the answers to your questions that have so far been supplied by other pos...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Tennessee (TYS, CHA, TRI ect.) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 69
Views: 8137

Re: The rest of Tennessee - TYS, CHA, TRI, ect.

we should rename this thread the Eastern Tennessee thread

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by airtrantpa
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling drops MUC, VIE, PRG, SCQ, LPA, TLV, NTE, LYS, CTA & PMO from FCO
Replies: 16
Views: 3732

Re: Vueling drops MUC, VIE, PRG, SCQ, LPA, TLV, NTE, LYS, CTA & PMO from FCO

Cant really blame the airline for not notifying you, since they did send you an email, went to your spam folder, just how exactly is the airlines fault? Ive never flown Vueling, nor do I plan on it. I stick to EI or BA for intra Europe as most of mu euro dealings are in Scotland and Ireland. My poi...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vueling drops MUC, VIE, PRG, SCQ, LPA, TLV, NTE, LYS, CTA & PMO from FCO
Replies: 16
Views: 3732

Re: Vueling drops MUC, VIE, PRG, SCQ, LPA, TLV, NTE, LYS, CTA & PMO from FCO

Horrible airline .. I would say stay away.. they cancelled a flight I was scheduled on...booked it 6 months earlier.. lots of emails from them trying to sell me other trips prior to my trip.. my only source of cancel was an email sent to me a few days earlier which went into my spam file and I neve...

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by airtrantpa
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering
Replies: 30
Views: 5669

Re: Air Peace CEO charged in U.S. with fraud, money laundering

The curse of Airliner World strikes again. About half a year ago, there was an article in Airliner World. It was written by the PR Departement of Air Peace or so looked to me. https://airlinerworld.keypublishing.com/2019/04/air-peace-orders-up-to-30-e2s/ I remember posting about the airways mag cur...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no 2L boarding door option on aircraft with tail mounted engines?
Replies: 39
Views: 6390

Re: Why no 2L boarding door option on aircraft with tail mounted engines?

Wouldn’t the extra boarding door offset the weight to the port side? Wouldn’t that affect the symmetry of the fuselage? I always thought thought a boarding door was always exact opposite each other the counter weight the other.

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by airtrantpa
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?
Replies: 70
Views: 12462

Re: Why is AA at ORD so RJ heavy?

I always thought the same about UA being mostly RJ flying. I remember seeing more RJ’s in UA colours than I did of Eagle colours every time I’ve been through ORD

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by airtrantpa
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5
Replies: 108
Views: 17799

Re: Sun Country to announce 4 NEW destinations Nov.5

Wishful thinking would be AVL, but if NK couldn’t really make AVL work I don’t think SY could. But the again NK flew in direct competition with G4 to florida

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by airtrantpa
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Etihad Livery just arrived
Replies: 16
Views: 7714

Re: Best Etihad Livery just arrived

Need some Scottish teams on their planes.

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by airtrantpa
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is everything at EWR Brown?
Replies: 54
Views: 14869

Re: Why is everything at EWR Brown?

Well I guess the bumper sticker I got that says “kiss her where it smells, take her to New Jersey” accurately describes the place eh?

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by airtrantpa
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN changes there rapid rewards
Replies: 2
Views: 2816

WN changes there rapid rewards

I just got an email from southwest saying that the points you earn in the rapid rewards program will never expire. I think this is a great step. Do y’all think DL UA and AA will follow suit? I took a photo shot of the email but I don’t know how to post it here maybe someone else can share if they go...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 14358

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

PIE Has WG G4 SY. I love SRQ I used to non rev on FL all the time of flights to/From TPA were booked. It’s a nice small airport. I like it better then PIE since it has jetbridges at all the gates. I miss seeing all the odd ball carriers at pie such as hooters, usa3000, jetsgo, ATA, Canada 3000, sea ...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 122
Views: 14358

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

I think the mods Should change the name
of the thread to the SRQ thread as 90% of the posts are related to SRQ and ignoring PIE/RSW/TPA/ZPH/LAL.

Not trying to bash SRQ it’s a lovely airport and I’m glad to see it grow, but the the title is misleading.

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by airtrantpa
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS640P SFO-TPA
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

Re: VS640P SFO-TPA

I think is the first time the Bucs aren’t flying lady Penelope. The last couple of times they’ve been they flew on her and I would sneak a tug out to photograph her between flights I was working

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by airtrantpa
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts
Replies: 35
Views: 8568

Re: People go crazy for Southwest's peanuts

[threeid][/threeid] Don't you mean George Washington Carver? Lesser known fact: Booker T. advocated for equal rights for non-white peanuts ;) And was a strong advocate for green onions........ :smile: You beat me to it! Best post of the day. Ironically I literally just listened to the song 5 minutes...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17779

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

AS and SY moving to Airside C, presumably leaving A for NK to grow some more. Would that give NK just one more gate in A? I’m not sure how many flights SY runs a day but isn’t AS still just one SEA turn a day? Wouldn’t give NK too much more room to grow, Right? Not a ton of flights from both, but f...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019
Replies: 129
Views: 17779

Re: Whats Next For TPA (Route Wise)? -- 2019

BTVB6Flyer wrote:
AS and SY moving to Airside C, presumably leaving A for NK to grow some more.


Would that give NK just one more gate in A? I’m not sure how many flights SY runs a day but isn’t AS still just one SEA turn a day? Wouldn’t give NK too much more room to grow, Right?

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by airtrantpa
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying with an emotional support animal may soon get a whole lot more difficult
Replies: 62
Views: 9179

Re: MAJOR crackdown on "Emotional Support" pets on the way

jumbojet wrote:
scbriml wrote:
So I can't take my emotional support giraffe on my next United flight? Outrageous.


Seriously, who has a giraffe as a pet to begin with?



I have one his name is Ralph, just kidding o do have a skunk as a pet I wonder if I can bring him on board. Sigh

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by airtrantpa
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s
Replies: 104
Views: 16103

Re: Rumor: Delta installing IFE on B717s

The 717s aren't gonna go anywhere for a while. Most of them aren't that old and there's plenty of A319/738/A320s that are older than the 717s in the fleet, and they all just got a big overhaul. The 717s will complement the A220s for a while, IMO. If DL were to be putting IFEs on their MD-88/MD-90s,...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heathrow terminal renaming
Replies: 62
Views: 12173

Re: Heathrow terminal renaming

Look at TPA airsides B and D are gone, yet they didn’t redesignate the airsides at all when The built a new C And E airsides were built. I don’t think it’s necessary

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by airtrantpa
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service
Replies: 134
Views: 19926

Re: Which London Airport Should JetBlue Pick to Launch Service

They should purchase an UK airline and rebrand as Jetblue Europe And start their business to Europe Based on the assumption their new UK hub should be either MAN or new airport in Scotland which replace both EDI and GLA I don’t know if the same rules apply in Europe, but in the US foreign entities ...

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by airtrantpa
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....
Replies: 56
Views: 14229

Re: Delta Private Jets...aborts takeoff...catches fire....

Is delta private jets associated with Delta?

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by airtrantpa
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD
Replies: 18
Views: 2229

Re: SRQ announces traffic up 42% for July, breaks record; up 40% YTD

Crazy that they had a daily flight arrival from TPA back then. The current Skyway Bridge was opened in 89 and traffic wasn't bad back then, it was probably only a 45 minute drive from TPA to SRQ. That's nothing. Check out February 1985! http://www.departedflights.com/SRQ85p1.html Man I wish I lived...

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