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by airtrantpa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Emotional attachment to airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 2199

Re: Emotional attachment to airlines

Mine was delta and song. Even though i worked for airtran in TPA. I used to get laughed at by my co workers because i was always talking about song and delta. I was fortunate that i got a station agreement to fly songs last flight out of TPA. Though DL ended our station agreement for non rev. My sup...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran: What would it be like today?
Replies: 55
Views: 6505

Re: Air Tran: What would it be like today?

Is it my imagination or did Airtran try serving some smaller cities with CRJ-200's at one point? ZW and OO operated them for them, but they weren't really that small of cities In TPA we had the CRJ mostly intra-Florida flying. Didnt last that long. By the time we moved into airside A the crjs were ...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type of facility is SBD?
Replies: 11
Views: 989

Re: What type of facility is SBD?

KICT wrote:
It's an airport.



Best response ever!!! Made my day. I litterally just spit out my pop reading that

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by airtrantpa
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)
Replies: 100
Views: 12950

Re: Las Vegas New Airport (Ivanpah Valley)

Jouhou wrote:
timpdx wrote:
Why would they give up on their biggest asset: minutes to the Strip? There isn't a large US airport closest to its biggest asset than LAS.


Um. BOS. It's actually in the city it serves.


How about SAN?

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by airtrantpa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Lake City to JFK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: JetBlue Lake City to JFK?

Was it a new plane? New airbus planes from mobile go there to have IFE installed. There is no scheduled service for BFE....er i mean lake city. (There aint nothing there but trees and banjos)

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by airtrantpa
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Lake City to JFK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: JetBlue Lake City to JFK?

Was it a new plane? New airbus planes from mobile go there to have IFE installed. There is no scheduled service for BFE....er i mean lake city. (There aint nothing there but trees and banjos)

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by airtrantpa
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-RDD
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: OAG Changes 9/9/2018:AA Adds PHX-MSN/GRR;DL Drops CVG-PHX,DTW-PIA;F9 Drops CLT-AUS/SAT;LA Drops LIM-MCO;UA Adds LAX-

I was told many years ago by a member of the executive suite at JetBlue that TPA was their worst performing Florida city. Since then smaller cities like SRQ and DAB have come aboard so TPA may no longer be worst. But 2 daily JFK TPA in January does say a lot I was thinking the same thing. When FL w...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers to VIE - why not?
Replies: 18
Views: 3060

Re: US Carriers to VIE - why not?

Well i think u answered your own question with VIE being saturated with LCC service. OS flies to a lot of the major cities here, there probably isnt a lot of demand for 2 carriers to serve the route. Do we k ow what the Load factors are on the routes? Im guessing low 70% range. If its that low for o...

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by airtrantpa
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4475

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

I wonder how long G4 will keep the AVL-DEN route seems like such an odd city pair to me Just announced that it will be seasonally resumed early next year, in February. Must have done reasonably well. This is probably a result of a lot of people from the Northeast retiring to this region of NC who m...

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by airtrantpa
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywork goes bust
Replies: 32
Views: 4996

Re: Skywork goes bust

Pe@rson wrote:
The curse of Airliner World strikes again!



I said the same the same thing abkut airways in the mid 2000s thy did wonderful articles on hmy harmony, Aloha, Zoom, etc and within 3 months they shut down

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by airtrantpa
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ohio lost hubs
Replies: 23
Views: 1456

Re: Ohio lost hubs

How about southeast at rickenbacker(spelling) (Columbus) besides PIE wasnt that there "focus" city

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13904

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

Aer lingus to DUB hopefully, id love to sre VS to EDI/GLA but thats just a pipe dream. But all probably id say BOG is nore than likely

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA
Replies: 98
Views: 15125

Re: E170 declares emergency after air Marshall shows firearm to FA

I thought the am has to i troduce themselves ti the crew before boarding begins

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AA leave JFK?
Replies: 42
Views: 5212

Re: Will AA leave JFK?

727LOVER wrote:
Does anyone think BA will moved over to T8?



Would make a lot of sense for them to do so and leave T7 to AS and others.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 200 Destinations for KDEN
Replies: 34
Views: 4475

Re: 200 Destinations for KDEN

I wonder how long G4 will keep the AVL-DEN route seems like such an odd city pair to me

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines starts A380 Jeddah service in W18
Replies: 8
Views: 1803

Re: Malaysia Airlines starts A380 Jeddah service in W18

I though MH was getting rid of the whale. Guess i was wrong

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by airtrantpa
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?
Replies: 24
Views: 5027

Re: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?

Id plaibt my future eclipse 500 in song colours... I can dream cant i?

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by airtrantpa
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 56
Views: 11962

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

Now if they could only get one of those down I-4 to TPA, without it being a diversion...*sigh* I agree. VS 747 G_VFAB "lady Penelope" and i have a live hate relationship. She used ti be a regular on the ramp during diversions to TPA plus she alsways seemed to take the Buccaneers to LGW. I...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 8725

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Edinburgh is a global tourism destination. Nobody in their right mind will go to Manchester on holidays. End of story. Totally agree. Manchester is horrible place. Edinburgh is my absolutely favourite place on the planet. Especially this time of year. I cant wait till next year as ill be playing th...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: any chance of SY expanding in MIA or MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: any chance of SY expanding in MIA or MCO

Well they just expanded TPA, i dont see MIA. FL had service to MIA but couldnt rrally do anything to make it work, thats why most LCC use FLL. If im not mistaken MIA is expensive to operate in if your IATA code isnt AA, and the high cost of ops their doesnt work well with lcc business model

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVL airport authority approves incentive for NK
Replies: 0
Views: 316

AVL airport authority approves incentive for NK

https://wlos.com/news/local/asheville-r ... t-airlines
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Well with less than a month to go before service starts to TPA MCO and FLL, looks like NK is getting 875K. I thought it might take more then that to lure another airline here.


https://wlos.com/news/local/asheville-r ... t-airlines

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by airtrantpa
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 6408

Re: Best airline call signs

Critter....valujet
Citrus.....airtran
Speedbird...BA
Cactus......HP
Scooter....scoot

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by airtrantpa
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 71
Views: 10168

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Wasnt there tslks about 10 yeara ago about wn looking the ejets? I distinctly remeber seeing a pic of ine here that someone drew or embraer made up. It was long ago i just cant remeber all the details

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4061

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Here we go again. Simply put demand. The demand just isnt there. If it was there would be a non stop. Yes jax has a lot of people but most of it is really spread out and is basically in thr middle of nowhere. I have nothing against jax, i worked tdy several occasions up there in my FL days. Most pax...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 76
Views: 9416

Re: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Is Tampa Bay still using DL?

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TPA's runway 9-27
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: TPA's runway 9-27

Ive worked at TPA and ive seen it used numerous times. Seen lits of 737s and 757s (IIRC) land on it and the 3M planes use it it all the time

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by airtrantpa
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11432

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

Chalk me up as to one who does not know who this no-name 'pop star' is. Never heard the name in my life. Pretty sure she shouldn't be treated any differently than anyone else. I totally agree. When i was working tkt counter in TPA for FL the rapper soulja boy who whatever( i dont care if its spelle...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3499

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

FatCat wrote:
I'm surprised there wasn't already an airport named after her...


Fwiw one of the elevator groups at TPA is named after her, plus tony jannus, sikorski, and i cant remeber the 4th.

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by airtrantpa
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should OAK be renamed for Amelia Earhart?
Replies: 39
Views: 3499

Re: Naming OAK after Amelia Earhart

jterlick wrote:
I think with the Oakland area being at the forefront of civil rights activism, Bessie Coleman would be a great fit for the airport.


The service road around TPA is named after Bessie Coleman.

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757s in old livery
Replies: 32
Views: 6035

Re: AA 757s in old livery

musman9853 wrote:
IIRC there's only one AA plane in the old livery and thats a 737 with a heritage livery



Arent there stilll M80s around those are in the old colours.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 22372

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

No you didn't. That would be the 737-700 my friend. Oh, and by the way everyone: This acquisition? NOT happening. We did indeed fly the baby boy to eyw, granted not an everyday occurance i have worked the flight as a gate agent and the plane was indeed a 712 I have to fact check you on that one. Th...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 22372

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

Air Tran never operated 717's on such short flights with quick turnarounds either. There's a reason HA bought 717's and no other planes to operate inter island hops. We flew tpa-eyw on the 717, with out avg 25 minute turn No you didn't. That would be the 737-700 my friend. Oh, and by the way everyo...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?
Replies: 122
Views: 22372

Re: Southwest to acquire Hawaiian?

And at any rate, if WN was acquiring HA, getting rid of the 717s makes no sense. Yet that's exactly what happened when they acquired AirTran. Although there are many other reasons why a WN/HA pairing will never ever happen. Air Tran never operated 717's on such short flights with quick turnarounds ...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GE's in trouble?
Replies: 38
Views: 5029

Re: GE's in trouble?

Arent they trying to spin off their locomotive business as well?

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17280

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

A new Virgin Atlantic route from TPA to either MAN or seasonally to GLA would make sense. I realize they already do this from MCO, but there is a large non-London UK population in the Bay Area so I think it would work. Is the demand enough to add a route so close to MCO, I'm not so sure but I think...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA
Replies: 37
Views: 4998

Re: Norwegian launches LGW-TPA

Wonder how BA. Will react to this. Get the popcorn and watch the show begin

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17280

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

https://amp.greenvilleonline.com/amp/711149002


Be anice competition for G4 and NK on AVL-pie/tpa respectively. If only f9 would come to AVL, highly unlikely since we juat got NK.
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BTVB6Flyer wrote:


Be anice competition for G4 and NK on AVL-pie/tpa respectively. If only f9 would come to AVL, highly unlikely since we juat got NK.

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by airtrantpa
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit launches AVL
Replies: 28
Views: 2790

Re: Spirit launches AVL

Given this news of NK announcing AVL, I’m even more surprised that they still lack service to DC area on a legacy carrier or regular service to DFW. AA is now running seasonal, Saturday only service to AVL so maybe that will be escalated soon. Seems the ULCC are finding a real opportunity there tha...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit launches AVL
Replies: 28
Views: 2790

Re: Spirit launches AVL

wnflyguy wrote:
Well RF successfully brought some cast aways from the WN/FL merger into Spirit airlines to revamp its operations completely.
The Ryan Air type of Spirit airlines is slowly being pushed away for a More AirTran type model.

Flyguy


Well considering NK is run by the ex ceo of FL...........

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5317

Re: Spirit announces GSO

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396475&p=20479913#p20479913


Seriously. I need the winning Powerball numbers.



12 3 8 5 6. 9
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evank516 wrote:
727LOVER wrote:
airtrantpa wrote:
Would love to se NK here in AVL.


Could you please pick lottery numbers, please?

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396475&p=20479913#p20479913


Seriously. I need the winning Powerball numbers.



12 3 8 5 6. 9

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17280

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

Spirit Airlines coming to Asheville Regional Airport
wlos.com/news/local/spirit-airlines-06-13-2018

Nice to see TPA from AVL. FL did well on this route with the 717. Will give G4 some nice competion from the mtns to the tampa bay area.

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5317

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Would love to se NK here in AVL. Could you please pick lottery numbers, please? http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1396475&p=20479913#p20479913 Seriously. I need the winning Powerball numbers. Spirit Airlines coming to Asheville Regional Airport wlos.com/news/local/spirit-ai...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit announces GSO
Replies: 52
Views: 5317

Re: Spirit announces GSO

Would love to se NK here in AVL.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6301

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

I will not admit to why I know jet engine exhaust is very effective at clearing alligators away from flightlines. Lightsaber Instant gator tosser! I saw snake on the ramp in TPA once and we powerbacked a 717 and that poor snake became airborne and tossed it in the baggage make up bldg. Than saw the...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011
Replies: 225
Views: 12806

Re: Airports where pax had to use stairs to board 747, DC-10, L-1011

PIE i had to use airstairs to board a TZ L1011

Im not sure if people express used the 747 at PIE

Everyone used airstairs before they built the 2 jet bridges.

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018
Replies: 232
Views: 17280

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?--2018

727LOVER wrote:
Delta 8893 flew TPA-PIE earlier today...anyone know why?

In the air for 3 minutes.

LOL, does the gear even come up?



Probably to pick up the mariners or rays. I know the Rays fly ouy of PIE a lot, IIRC they fly the widget.

My second guess would be a special charter

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 expanding in AVL
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Re: G4 expanding in AVL

AVL is kind of in between GSP CLT and TYS. Its expensive ti fly in and out of. Im greatful G4 is there to kind of keep the US3 at bay. I sure do miss FL, and working the AVL flightback in Florida. I wish we could get either B6 or F9 in here, and at least make the airport a busier place than it is. ...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 expanding in AVL
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

Re: G4 expanding in AVL

AVL is kind of in between GSP CLT and TYS. Its expensive ti fly in and out of. Im greatful G4 is there to kind of keep the US3 at bay. I sure do miss FL, and working the AVL flightback in Florida. I wish we could get either B6 or F9 in here, and at least make the airport a busier place than it is.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 expanding in AVL
Replies: 17
Views: 1861

G4 expanding in AVL

Allegiant adding flights in Asheville https://wlos.com/news/local/allegiant-adding-flights-in-asheville SFD and FLL. SFD goes daily, if only PIE would go daily. FLL will be a nice addition, i wish they would add routes North of AVL, like the Chicago area. Anyone know how the DEN route is doing, I al...

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by airtrantpa
Thu May 24, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music in Airport Terminals
Replies: 90
Views: 5965

Re: Music in Airport Terminals

I’ve visited many airports and noticed some have a good assortment of music played throughout the terminal. What other airports have music in the terminal other than the ones I’ve listed? -MCO: classical flute, violin, and piano assortment. -TPA: trending music. -SRQ: trending music. -ATL: Motown s...

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