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by charlieduke
Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Airport Ever Told Airline To Go Away?
Replies: 18
Views: 4966

RE: Has Airport Ever Told Airline To Go Away?

This may be a fine point, but any airport that receives federal dollars such as AIP funds cannot refuse service from any U.S. certificated carrier. The only exceptions are airports that have federally mandated restrictions such as landing slots. The airport can make it rather difficult for the carri...

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by charlieduke
Thu Oct 16, 2003 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Frequently Traveled U.S. City Pairs
Replies: 29
Views: 4162

RE: Most Frequently Traveled U.S. City Pairs

Just a word of caution regarding the DOT data: There is a gaping hole in the enplanement data provide by the carriers to the DOT. Only “Large certificated air carriers”, which is defined as any carrier operating aircraft of 60 seats or more, are required to provide monthly enplanement data on their ...

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by charlieduke
Wed Feb 20, 2002 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Loves CO Express ERJ's?
Replies: 33
Views: 2307

Question For Iaherj

IAHERJ-

What is the status of the CO order for ERJ-145XR's? Last I heard, they were on track for delivery sometime this summer. Are they still planning to use them to open up new city-pairs, or will they use them to "supplement" mainline flying?

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by charlieduke
Fri Jan 25, 2002 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Rare Incident (quite Funny)
Replies: 17
Views: 3306

RE: A Rare Incident (quite Funny)

The story is being reported by Reuters.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20020122/od/flush_dc_1.html

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by charlieduke
Sat Dec 29, 2001 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?
Replies: 32
Views: 2245

RE: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?

Fatboy- Let me explain myself a bit. I’m not insinuating that Fresno is not a good market and that a startup can’t make it in Fresno. I’m saying that startups can’t make it anywhere. And for the convenience of my argument, I’m going to leave JetBlue out of it. They may ...

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by charlieduke
Sat Dec 29, 2001 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?
Replies: 32
Views: 2245

RE: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?

I currently live in Tracy, CA and used to live in Bakersfield, CA and so I have a few thoughts on Fresno- Fresno is big enough to support much better service than it currently has. And so lets us ask ourselves why does Fresno not have better service? I can give you the answer in six letters—LA...

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by charlieduke
Fri Dec 28, 2001 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Low Fares Vs. "Major" US Carriers
Replies: 21
Views: 3665

RE: Southwest Low Fares Vs. "Major" US Carriers

Just a clarification- Southwest is a major airline. According to the U.S. D.O.T., Southwest is now the 6th largest domestic carrier, based on RPM’s.

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by charlieduke
Wed Dec 12, 2001 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AE RJ's To LAX 2/02
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

AA-SAN

AE is still moving ahead with plans to replace all SAAB's with RJ's. But what you are seeing with this announcement is not replacing SAABs with RJ's, but replacing mainline flying with RJ's. SAN and all the other LAX SAAB markets won't be getting RJ's until AA is finished replacing mainline flights.

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by charlieduke
Sat Dec 08, 2001 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Sonic Cruiser Plans?!
Replies: 45
Views: 2692

RE: New Sonic Cruiser Plans?!

There is no redesign involved here. This was a clean sheet design that was intended to be a supersonic aircraft from day one. Rather than re-hashing the details for you here, just check out these discussion threads http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/609984/6/ http://www....

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by charlieduke
Thu Oct 18, 2001 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic Cruiser
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

Supersonic Cruiser

Just a couple of more tidbits of information on the sonic cruiser—Recent wind tunnel tests confirmed predicted performance at m1+. Cruise speed will be m1.2, even over land. At least one engine manufacturer has responded to a confidential RFQ by stating their ability to make a turbofan with a ...

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by charlieduke
Sat Oct 13, 2001 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Step 1: The Shifting Of United Express
Replies: 14
Views: 2628

One More Thing

The critical date in this little affair is Oct. 31. That is when the UA narrow-body count falls below 451.

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by charlieduke
Sat Oct 13, 2001 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Step 1: The Shifting Of United Express
Replies: 14
Views: 2628

ILUV767

ILUV- Charline is my sister, I'm Charlie.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Regarding your assertion that contract restrictions are now null and void…They are only null and void if one party to the contract invokes “force majure.” Although I have not s...

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by charlieduke
Sat Oct 13, 2001 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Step 1: The Shifting Of United Express
Replies: 14
Views: 2628

RE: Step 1: The Shifting Of United Express

The question is, will the pilots even allow it? Contractually, UA is in violation of their most recent contract with the pilots. UA agreed to maintain a minimum of 451 narrow-body aircraft. Go below that number, and UA is contractually obliged to park the RJ’s. UA can always invoke “forc...

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by charlieduke
Thu Sep 20, 2001 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser Needs Some Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 7163

RE: Sonic Cruiser Needs Some Changes

Fatboy- You are correct, laminar flow and sonic boom are not cause and effect, but they are related. For instance (again, remember I am not an aeronautical engineer either) by improving laminar flow to over, let’s say 90% of the wing surface, you have gained significant increases in efficiency...

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by charlieduke
Wed Sep 19, 2001 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser Needs Some Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 7163

RE: Sonic Cruiser Needs Some Changes

I didn’t go into much detail in my previous post, but I will tell you a little more about what I have heard (remember, this is all second hand). The SC is going to cruise supersonic, even over land. There will be no m.98 cruise speed. That is just a ruse. The breakthrough was achieving superso...

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by charlieduke
Tue Sep 18, 2001 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser Needs Some Changes
Replies: 40
Views: 7163

RE: Sonic Cruiser Needs Some Changes

Allow me to once again state my opinion that the Sonic Cruiser will in fact be a supersonic aircraft. Boeing has publicly stated that the artist rendering that they made public is not what the final version will look like, and that they have not ruled out a supersonic flight regime. That, combined w...

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by charlieduke
Thu Sep 13, 2001 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Pax Manifest
Replies: 3
Views: 2786

United Pax Manifest

United Airlines Releases Names of Passengers and Crew Members Onboard United Flights 93 and 175 12 Sep 2001, 01:03 PM, EST With deep sadness, United Airlines now is confirming a partial list of the names of passengers and a full list of crew members onboard UA Flights 93 and 175. Both aircraft were ...

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by charlieduke
Wed Sep 12, 2001 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Fighter Shot Down?
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

RE: American Fighter Shot Down?

It was a Predator, which is a small, unmanned, prop-driven reconnaissance plane (UAV). It’s full of high-tech equipment, but considered expendable. This is the second one shot down in the last two weeks.

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by charlieduke
Tue Sep 11, 2001 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: (super)Sonic Cruiser
Replies: 7
Views: 1734

(super)Sonic Cruiser

Here is an excerpt from a recent story on the (Super)Sonic Cruiser. About two-thirds of the way through the story, you will see Boeing Spokesmann Russ Young say that they will keep an "open mind" on making the sonic cruiser a supersonic cruiser. Also they say that the final design may differ signifi...

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by charlieduke
Fri Sep 07, 2001 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJs Replace Brasilias On FAT-SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

RE: CRJs Replace Brasilias On FAT-SFO

Fatboy- I hope you took no offense at my off-handed comment. I have nothing against Fresno. In fact I saw the Oregon State game and I’m thinking about becoming a Fresno State fan. You guys looked great. The main reason that FAT didn’t seem to be the most likely choice for the honor of be...

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by charlieduke
Fri Sep 07, 2001 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJs Replace Brasilias On FAT-SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

RE: CRJs Replace Brasilias On FAT-SFO

UA has been concentrating on reducing the frequency to SFO to improve their operational reliability, so it is no surprise to see Brasilias replaced with CRJ’s. I guess I was mildly surprised to see FAT get them first. My question is…. What happens when other carriers start adding flights...

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by charlieduke
Thu Aug 30, 2001 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Plane's Inverted"?
Replies: 37
Views: 6807

Sccutler

Sccutler wrote: "This is the transcript from the Alaska MD 80 that crashed in the Pacific. You can hear the ATC recording on airdisasters.com, very chilling." Thanks for the link, but I believe you mean airdisaster.com. Now please excuse me while I go explain to my 10 year old daughter why daddy was...

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by charlieduke
Wed Aug 29, 2001 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Operating Costs
Replies: 7
Views: 5153

RE: Operating Costs

Tiger- The information you are looking for is not available on-line. All carriers must file the DOT form 41 which includes the information that you are asking about. Unfortunately, that information is available only by going to the DOT. They are located at 400 7th St., S.W., Washington, D.C., Room 4...

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by charlieduke
Wed Aug 22, 2001 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue And Southwest - Not As Cheap As You Think!
Replies: 23
Views: 2984

RE: JetBlue And Southwest - Not As Cheap As You Think!

FlyBoeing-
Did you try booking on the Southwest web site? I just checked, and their lowest fare is $202+ $44 in taxes and pfc's.

CD

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by charlieduke
Sat Jul 21, 2001 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Major Airline In US?
Replies: 21
Views: 2738

RE: Next Major Airline In US?

I think there has been some misunderstanding of this topic “Next Major Airline in US.” Some people seem to think that “Major” status means a nation-wide network carrier. In fact the DOT has a very simple, straight forward definition of a Major--- the ten largest carriers in R...

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by charlieduke
Fri Jul 20, 2001 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

RE: Skywest Airlines

They are an excellent regional. Mike Boyd, who is a frequent critic of airlines is quite complementary of Skywest. The equipment is clean, the F/A's are polite and proficient, and just a well-run organization top to bottom. They are growing rapidly, on both sides. Don't be surprised to see them brak...

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by charlieduke
Wed Jul 18, 2001 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Loses Track Of Kid
Replies: 66
Views: 3253

Jmc1975

How do you know she was non-rev? If she had been a non-rev, it seems to me the employee who gave it to her would have been highly involved in finding her rather than leaving it to the parents to call Phoenix HQ in the middle of the night. My guess is that the non-rev angle is the story that employee...

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by charlieduke
Sat Jul 14, 2001 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For Anyone Who Has Flown Mesa
Replies: 6
Views: 2045

RE: For Anyone Who Has Flown Mesa

If I may interupt this HP/Mesa lovefest for just a second.... I have had more unpleasant experiences than pleasant ones. A/c out, no water onboard, diverts, no ground crew, etc.

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by charlieduke
Fri Jul 13, 2001 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sonic Cruiser's Shape Necessary?
Replies: 15
Views: 1850

GDB

Yes, I believethe Sonic Cruiser will be supersonic. And no radical new powerplant is required. Take for example the PW F119. It can push the F-22 to m1.58 without afterburner (supercruise). The technology is there already. And "Charlieduke" is just a childhood nickname.

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by charlieduke
Wed Jul 11, 2001 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sonic Cruiser's Shape Necessary?
Replies: 15
Views: 1850

RE: Is Sonic Cruiser's Shape Necessary?

Things that make you go hmmmm...
Why would Boeing design an aircraft that appears to deal with supersonic issues such as transitional boundary layers, laminar flow and sonic footprint? hmmmmmm

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by charlieduke
Tue Jul 10, 2001 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Low-fare Airline?
Replies: 20
Views: 2661

RE: What's Your Favorite Low-fare Airline?

I've been on most of the domestic low fare carriers and the best is JetBlue, hands down. It's hard for me to believe that anyone who has been on JetBlue would disagree. As for America West, I must agree with Tex. Not only are they a poor excuse for an airline, they are far from a low fare carrier. Y...

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by charlieduke
Thu Jun 28, 2001 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Your Opinon, The Best Airport In The Usa?
Replies: 15
Views: 2701

RE: In Your Opinon, The Best Airport In The Usa?

Let me give you another take: small is beautiful. Take for instance Bakersfield, CA (BFL). You get off the plane, they open a fence gate and you walk a total of 40 yards to your car. You don’t even have to walk through a terminal. If you checked on baggage, it will be at baggage claim in about...

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by charlieduke
Wed May 30, 2001 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Stay At An Airport
Replies: 25
Views: 1833

RE: Your Longest Stay At An Airport

My longest stay was neither spotting nor delay. I was waiting on line for a stand-by seat on People Express…… for four days in EWR. It was 1984 and they had just started once-a-day service to LGW for $99. The flights were all full so I couldn’t make reservations, but the res agent ...

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by charlieduke
Fri May 18, 2001 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Guess On What The Next Southwest City Will Be.
Replies: 47
Views: 4766

RE: AerLingus

Boy, you Fresnoids don’t give up! But when it comes to WN, that’s a good thing. While on first glance FAT would seem to be a good fit - overpriced, underserved, 1 million people within an hour drive - those factors are actually working against you. You are “low hanging fruit”...

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by charlieduke
Fri May 18, 2001 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Guess On What The Next Southwest City Will Be.
Replies: 47
Views: 4766

RE: Any Guess On What The Next Southwest City Will Be.

This is my very first post on airliners.net so I’d better get it right. The next city will be in …… (drum roll please)……Virginia. I base this on information from “well placed sources.” Well, that and a dart board.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.g...

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