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by RJ
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash
Replies: 720
Views: 102046

Re: Kobe Bryant killed in a helicopter crash

First, I’d like to offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to all involved in this tragic event. I hate to speculate and will let the NTSB do its job and trust that they will come to a proper conclusion. That being said, I’d like to add to the discussion if for nothing else, educational purposes....

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by RJ
Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesaba To Operate The CRJ900s For NWA
Replies: 80
Views: 9659

RE: Mesaba To Operate The CRJ900s For NWA

Glad to see some good news for Mesaba.

But the question is...........

What are the pay scales?

RJ

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by RJ
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Urges Shareholders To Say NO!
Replies: 38
Views: 4400

RE: Midwest Urges Shareholders To Say NO!

What else did you think they were going to do? Midwest upper management is fighting for their jobs. This is far from over. Midwest is still not out of the woods. Midwest is facing a lawsuit over the poison pill and AirTran could start a proxy fight. I found these quotes from a business journal: <i>"...

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by RJ
Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran To Take YX To Court
Replies: 127
Views: 9281

RE: Airtran To Take YX To Court

Some of you asked, so here it is: Rule 14d-5 -- Dissemination of Certain Tender Offers by the Use of Stockholder Lists and Security Position Listings For a complete link, go here: <a href="http://www.law.uc.edu/CCL/34ActRls/rule14d-5.html" target=_blank>http://www.law.uc.edu/CCL/34ActRls/rule14d-5.h...

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by RJ
Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Raises Bid For Midwest
Replies: 178
Views: 11455

RE: Airtran Raises Bid For Midwest

Knope2001: I believe that AirTran must have gotten enough feedback from investors that they think that they could pull off this deal. Why else would they entertain such an offer? Your analogy is flawed. Look at this as an arranged marriage. I want you to marry me. You don't want to marry me. I try t...

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by RJ
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Raises Bid For Midwest
Replies: 178
Views: 11455

RE: Airtran Raises Bid For Midwest

Well, that should about do it.

Looks like Airtran got favorable feedback from the shareholders. They will deal directly with them in order to bypass Midwest's management if I am reading this correctly.

Webcast at 10:00 a.m.

Happy flying!!!

RJ

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by RJ
Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ComAir To Impose FA Pay Cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 6397

RE: ComAir To Impose FA Pay Cuts

Bucky707, I was trying to put the sentiment of Comair employees into a historical context. However, the climate has shifted since last summer when the labor groups were approached and given empty promises. Comair is no long a final destination that many saw it as because it no longer controls its ow...

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by RJ
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ComAir To Impose FA Pay Cuts
Replies: 76
Views: 6397

RE: ComAir To Impose FA Pay Cuts

First to WorldTraveler, can I get you a towel to wipe the drool off of your mouth because evil Comair might at last be shut down? Where do I begin this one? There are several points to make. I guess I'll start with a little history to provide some background to the situation. The Comair Flight Atten...

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by RJ
Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Unlikely To Retain DCI Flying.
Replies: 71
Views: 9462

RE: Comair Unlikely To Retain DCI Flying.

WorldTraveler, First off, lets get the record straight. I do not have a dog in this hunt. So, I am not blinded by my ability to understand the economics of the situation at hand concerning Comair. Nor is my ego getting into the way, as you insinuated. First, you could not refute my reasons why Comai...

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by RJ
Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Unlikely To Retain DCI Flying.
Replies: 71
Views: 9462

RE: Comair Unlikely To Retain DCI Flying.

The fundamental problem with Comair is that Delta Airlines has mismanaged its relationship with Comair. This started back in 1999 when Delta and Comair were renegotiating their contract with one another. The problem that stemmed from that negotiation was pure and simple: greed. Comair was a very pro...

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by RJ
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economic Comparison Of Regional Jets
Replies: 10
Views: 6316

RE: Economic Comparison Of Regional Jets

The 40 seater's at Comair had nothing to do with scope. Comair saw the need for a smaller platform for thinner routes that would not support the 50 seat market. (Remember, this was back in the days of cheap oil. It is laughable today that 10 seats could make such a difference) The only platform at t...

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by RJ
Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Fortyniners Out There?
Replies: 5
Views: 2234

RE: Any Fortyniners Out There?

Fortyniner here.

1991-1994.

RJ

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by RJ
Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ100 Cruising On One Engine?!
Replies: 22
Views: 5965

RE: Comair CRJ100 Cruising On One Engine?!

As a Comair pilot, I can assure you that intentionally shutting down an engine in flight to save fuel is NOT ALLOWED. Period. If there was a problem and the crew had to do an in-flight shutdown at the altitude that you stated, you would have known about it. The Flight Attendant would have been brief...

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by RJ
Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's The Best Guitarist In History?
Replies: 136
Views: 9256

RE: Who's The Best Guitarist In History?

Nobody has mentioned Michael Hedges yet. That's a shame.

I'll throw in Andrew York and even Dave Matthews.

I'm glad somebody mentioned Kaki King!

RJ

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by RJ
Thu May 26, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CX ASA Callsign
Replies: 15
Views: 2529

RE: DL CX ASA Callsign

The callsign changed when Delta bought them.

Happy flying!!!!

RJ

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by RJ
Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach Airport
Replies: 63
Views: 7424

RE: Long Beach Airport

Sunking737, I remember Long Beach Flyers. They were (are?) located over by the main terminal. Just to the north if I remember correctly. When I was looking into taking flying lessons, Long Beach Flyers is one of the flight schools I checked out. Nobody who give me and a friend of mine the time of da...

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by RJ
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach Airport
Replies: 63
Views: 7424

RE: Long Beach Airport

Oh yes, fond memories of <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym>. My aviation career started at a little FBO next to Spring street and 25L back in 1990. I had my first solo there and also received my Private pilot's certificate and Instrument rating...

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by RJ
Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CRJ Loud Noise When Parked: What Is It?
Replies: 29
Views: 7236

RE: CRJ Loud Noise When Parked: What Is It?

CRJ:

Left pack supplies 70% to the flight deck and 30% to the cabin.

Right pack is the opposite, 70% to the cabin and 30% to the flight deck.

Thanks for keeping the birds in the air!

RJ

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by RJ
Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Reaches Deal With Pilots
Replies: 5
Views: 3984

RE: Delta Reaches Deal With Pilots


Another article:

http://www.ajc.com/news/content/business/delta/1004/28deltadeal.html

RJ

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by RJ
Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Loses To ASA/Skywest
Replies: 20
Views: 4094

Comair Loses To ASA/Skywest

To YYZ717, I beg to differ with your "opinions" So, I have a few questions for you: 1. How large was Comair's profit in the last two quarters? 2. How much more do Comair pilots make than pilots at other Regional carriers. (A percentage bases is acceptable) 3. How much did the company ask for from th...

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by RJ
Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of License Do You Have
Replies: 29
Views: 4548

RE: What Kind Of License Do You Have

ATP (airplane multiengine land), type rated in the <acronym title="Lufthansa Cityline (Germany)">CL</acronym>-65 Commercial Privileges - Airplane single engine land I also have my CFI, CFII and <acronym title="Meridian - Key Field (MEI / KMEI), USA - Mississippi">MEI</acronym>. I started flying bac...

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by RJ
Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Here Are Pilots?
Replies: 77
Views: 7062

RE: How Many Here Are Pilots?

ATP - Airplane Multiengine Land Typed in <acronym title="Lufthansa Cityline (Germany)">CL</acronym>-65 Commercial Privileges - Airplane Single Engine Land CFI, CFII, and <acronym title="Meridian - Key Field (MEI / KMEI), USA - Mississippi">MEI</acronym> I started off my airline career as a EMB-120 F...

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by RJ
Wed Aug 06, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Digitized Livery Photos?
Replies: 243
Views: 24404

RE: Digitized Livery Photos?


Oh, that is a beautiful thing Mike.

Thanks for the time and effort you put into that.

Now about the DC-8 stuff. lol

Happy flying!!!

RJ

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by RJ
Wed Aug 06, 2003 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Humorously Mispronounced Airline Names
Replies: 64
Views: 6899

RE: Humorously Mispronounced Airline Names


Well,

I'm getting a little tired (make that a lot) of hearing my airline called CoNAir.
It's COMAIR. I don't fly into the jungle and Mel Gibson isn't a captain here.

Happy flying!!!

RJ

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by RJ
Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner Purchases That Look Foolish In Hindsight
Replies: 83
Views: 8651

RE: Airliner Purchases That Look Foolish In Hindsi


Delta's purchase of the MD-90.

I believe only 16 are in service, and with the 737-800 being ordered in large numbers, this aircraft is a redheaded step child.

RJ

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by RJ
Tue Aug 05, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Digitized Livery Photos?
Replies: 243
Views: 24404

RE: Digitized Livery Photos?


Mike,

Great job. I have a request as well.

Spirit Airlines CRJ

A few years ago my company (Comair) almost bought Spirit. I might be able to have some fun with this.

Also, any modern livery on a DC-8

Thanks,

RJ

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by RJ
Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals Part I: The History
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

RE: Regionals Part I: The History

Ti717, you're alive, alive!!!!! How's it been? Haven't heard from you in a long while. Hope everything is going well. Are you married yet? Maybe that is why I don't hear from you any more. lol The BAe 146 is a big airplane. Its max takeoff weight approaches 100,000 lbs (depending on variant). That ...

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by RJ
Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals Part I: The History
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

RE: Regionals Part I: The History


I don't consider the BAe 146 a Regional Jet. Never have and never will.

RJ

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by RJ
Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regionals Part I: The History
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

RE: Regionals Part I: The History

<b>Correction!</b> The statement <i>"In the early 90ties several leading carriers such as Delta Airlines (DL/USA) or Lufthansa (LH/Germany) were searching an aircraft which had good economics (mainly based on low fuel consumption) to upgrade short-regional routes, to improve traffic flows at their ...

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by RJ
Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Become A Pilot?
Replies: 49
Views: 4515

RE: To Become A Pilot?


Doug,

I don't support the RJDC (yeah, there are some of us out there). I've seen your posts on the ALPA Web Boards and I received the desired response.

Fly Safe,

RJ

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by RJ
Thu Apr 24, 2003 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Become A Pilot?
Replies: 49
Views: 4515

RE: To Become A Pilot?

Perhaps you didn't read my post clearly enough. I set priorities. My education came first. I did the state college thing and then went to a large school. Perhaps I didn't make a good enough point about that. I strongly suggest that you get a College degree, and I wholeheartly agree with you that ma...

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by RJ
Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To Become A Pilot?
Replies: 49
Views: 4515

RE: To Become A Pilot?

Ok, let me throw my two cents in. I'll tell you my story first, then offer some observations and opinions. This is the Reader's Digest version of it all. I started taking lessons in the summer on 1990. I was in between semesters, had a part time job, and always wanted to fly. I went to a local Part ...

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by RJ
Fri Apr 11, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Airline Ship Fish?
Replies: 11
Views: 2704

RE: How Airline Ship Fish?

I concur with what KAL <acronym title="ALM Antillean Airlines (Netherlands Antilles)">LM</acronym> said. When I used to work for Delta as a Cargo agent we would get a large quantity of tropical fish every Sunday night. We called it Tropical Fish night. Anyways, the fish would be packed in plastic b...

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by RJ
Sat Apr 05, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots,what Maneuver Puts A Smile On Your Face?
Replies: 47
Views: 7395

RE: Pilots,what Maneuver Puts A Smile On Your Face?

Late to the game here but, Expressway Visual into <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>. Pull the turn off around Shea Stadium to perfection and nailing the VASI's on the rollout will bring a grin to my face. A landing you have had to really work at (down...

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by RJ
Tue Mar 18, 2003 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Cuts All Mainline At ROC And BUF
Replies: 52
Views: 5695

RE: Delta Cuts All Mainline At ROC And BUF

Well for starters: You don't fly a jet that costs you an arm and a leg to operate. Case in point, the 727 burns about 4500 lbs <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym>/engine at FL310 (that's 13,500lbs an hour). It's crew of three make it very expensive to operate as well. Oh, and then there i...

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by RJ
Mon Mar 17, 2003 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Cuts All Mainline At ROC And BUF
Replies: 52
Views: 5695

RE: Delta Cuts All Mainline At ROC And BUF

You all crack me up. With the exception of FlyPNS1, you just don't get it. It's called yield management. Just because the plane is full, doesn't mean it's making money. Delta doesn't care if they can fill the plane up if it looses money. It's about putting the right sized aircraft on the right size...

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by RJ
Tue Mar 04, 2003 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: To High For Touchdown. Now What?
Replies: 10
Views: 3004

RE: To High For Touchdown. Now What?

Ok, There are a few scenario's we need to look at. The fact is, you may not always have a localizer or glide slope to use for guidance. So we need to break this down by the different types of approaches one might get. 1. Approach with an ILS: Our company states that if you are in IMC conditions, th...

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by RJ
Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection Question--CRJ-900
Replies: 7
Views: 5017

RE: Delta Connection Question--CRJ-900

To the point,

Delta's pilot contract does not allow the Connection carriers to have any aircraft over 70 seats. The 70 seat aircraft are limited to 57 as of today. There are some provisions in their contract to allow up to 75 of the 70 seaters if certain conditions are met.

RJ

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by RJ
Mon Mar 03, 2003 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Groundspeed Records
Replies: 22
Views: 2573

RE: Groundspeed Records

Oh lets see if I remember correctly, In the CRJ my record is 635kts ground speed in level flight, and 640kts ground speed in the descent. Not bad for a little <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>. In the EMB-120 it was 394kts ground speed. <b>But remember, you will always spend more time i...

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by RJ
Thu Feb 13, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew Behaviour ... Too Demanding!
Replies: 32
Views: 3232

RE: Crew Behaviour ... Too Demanding!

No Pat, I think you don't quite get it yet. First off, a little background. I do not work for a major carrier. I work for a Regional carrier here in the USA. I spend half my month on the road and usually fly 4 day trips. I have had layovers anywhere from 8 hours to as much as 18 hours. I usually don...

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by RJ
Thu Feb 13, 2003 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew Behaviour ... Too Demanding!
Replies: 32
Views: 3232

RE: Crew Behaviour ... Too Demanding!

Demanding?!?!? I will try and put this in a way that doesn't make me sound like I'm whining, but when you spend <b>half of your life</b> on the road, there are certain things that get under your skin. You see, when you are on the road, certain liberties are taken away from you. Lets take a look at ...

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by RJ
Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Cross-sections Of The RJs.
Replies: 8
Views: 3091

RE: Cabin Cross-sections Of The RJs.

Hello, To answer the question, the CRJ's exterior diameter is 8' 10". That translates into an interior dimension of 8.43 feet. The main entrance door measures 36 x 70 inches, so if you are over 5'7" you're gonna have to hunch down to get in. Once inside, the floor to ceiling height is 6.07 feet. I ...

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by RJ
Fri Jan 10, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airlines Are Dead!
Replies: 45
Views: 3270

RE: Regional Airlines Are Dead!

Ok, lets get some <b>facts</b> straight. ASA and Comair are <b>NOT</b> fee per departure airlines. We are not guaranteed any money on the flights we do for Delta. But since we are wholly owned, the money we make is <b>pure profit</b> to our beloved mother, Delta. And we make money. Looks like Ameri...

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by RJ
Fri Jan 10, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airlines Are Dead!
Replies: 45
Views: 3270

RE: Regional Airlines Are Dead!

Am I really reading what I think I'm reading? Where have you been? Regionals are going to continue to grow at record pace in the foreseeable future. We are getting 3 to 4 airplanes a month this year. Our airline is going to grow in size by <b>33%</b> this year! What kind of crest is that? Look at U...

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by RJ
Sat Dec 21, 2002 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Anyone Else Hate Stage Checks?
Replies: 19
Views: 3175

RE: Anyone Else Hate Stage Checks?

Just to add a few more comments, When I was a CFI, I would stress the ground work preparation very strongly. For starters, it provides the basic foundation for the knowledge and skills you will need to be a successful pilot. Notice I didn't say <i>pass the checkride</i> That is an important differe...

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by RJ
Sat Dec 21, 2002 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest EMB120 Routes?
Replies: 18
Views: 3535

RE: Longest EMB120 Routes?

It may not be the longest of all time, but the longest leg we did in the Brasilia at Comair was MCO-BHM at 478nm. Way too long in that plane. Everybody dreaded doing that flight as the flightdeck seats were awful. However, I remember getting the old bird up to FL290, the plane was sipping gas at 38...

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by RJ
Sat Nov 23, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Moves Into SLC
Replies: 10
Views: 1948

RE: Comair Moves Into SLC


As of Nov. 1st Comair has officially taken over the LGA ops. The Do328's have moved to CVG.

RJ

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by RJ
Sat Nov 23, 2002 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONTEST: Guess The Name Of Deltas Low Cost Carrier
Replies: 48
Views: 3794

RE: CONTEST: Guess The Name Of Deltas Low Cost Carrier



Indigo

Happy flying!!!

RJ

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by RJ
Sat Nov 23, 2002 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's New Low Cost Carrier - Details
Replies: 127
Views: 8981

RE: Delta's New Low Cost Carrier - Details

MD88Captain says: <i>"As I mentioned before I have little problem with the RJ although I don't care much for the Comair bunch. Being sued by them after supporting them with assessments just doesn't allow me to bring the love."</i> As a <b>NON SUPPORTER</b> of the RJDC I'm getting a little tired of ...

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by RJ
Fri Nov 22, 2002 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's New Low Cost Carrier - Details
Replies: 127
Views: 8981

RE: Delta's New Low Cost Carrier - Details

AA717driver, Unless I misunderstand you, you have got to be kidding me when you say: <i>"We at AA are trying to avoid getting swamped by the tidal wave of SCOPE/domestic codeshare changes at the other unionized airlines--none of which does any of us any good."</i> Didn't AMR just sell Executive in ...

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