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by atpcliff
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 47322

Re: WN looking at A220

The A220-100/300/500, along with the A-321NEO is the perfect sized, modernized fleet for SWA.

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by atpcliff
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft
Replies: 68
Views: 22113

Re: Emirates considering deferrals & grounding aircraft

I wonder if this has anything to do with EK's worsening pilot shortage.

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by atpcliff
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG
Replies: 88
Views: 14056

Re: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG

Amazon has a long term contract with the Postal Service to deliver to the door. They also use UPS, FedEx, their own drivers, Uber and Amazon Flex drivers. The last mile of the delivery is the most expensive, just like the last mile of other services, such as internet and cable TV.

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by atpcliff
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Sends the CS300 to SFO
Replies: 32
Views: 6525

Re: Bombardier Sends the CS300 to SFO

The bombardier C has a longer range than the 737 and the airbus. It is WAY better for pax comfort than either of those old aircaft. it is also WAY more efficient than the 737, and more efficient than the airbus.

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by atpcliff
Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG
Replies: 88
Views: 14056

Re: Amazon to Establish Worldwide Cargo Hub at CVG

Amazon has committed to 40 aircraft for ATSG/Atlas. They originally wanted 60 aircraft to start, according to media reports: Rumours are they are now starting their own airline, also. Financial analysts have said Amazon will buy both Atlas and ATSG. They bought a container shipping company that is m...

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by atpcliff
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB
Replies: 735
Views: 173637

Re: EK521 TRV-DXB (777-300 A6-EMW) crash landing in DXB

Touch-and-go vs. Go Around: TOTALLY different. The TandG is planned ahead of time, and everyone knows the sequence of events. A go around is unplanned, and can occur at unexpected places and with unexpected configurations. When my airline practices go arounds, it is ALWAYS on the approach, with gear...

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by atpcliff
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Officially Names SEA A Hub?
Replies: 60
Views: 12342

RE: DL Officially Names SEA A Hub?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bobnwa" class="quote" target="_blank">bobnwa</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>Since a passenger only occupies one seat on ...

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by atpcliff
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Dallas-Houston Rail Link & WN
Replies: 134
Views: 16399

RE: Proposed Dallas-Houston Rail Link & WN

I am not a rail supporter at all....or an air or car or ship supporter. I want efficiency. Efficiency means less money wasted, a smaller government, and less tax dollars spent. In the case of moving people between <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</ac...

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by atpcliff
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9E Keeping 100 CR2's?
Replies: 13
Views: 4432

RE: 9E Keeping 100 CR2's?

Delta originally announced that <acronym title="Pinnacle Airlines (USA)">9E</acronym> could fly as many CRJ-200s as their pilot numbers would support. The way things are going, due to the global pilot shortage, and the negative perceptions of <acronym title="Pinnacle Airlines (USA)">9E</acronym> by ...

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by atpcliff
Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Dallas-Houston Rail Link & WN
Replies: 134
Views: 16399

RE: Proposed Dallas-Houston Rail Link & WN

ALL TRANSPORTATION is heavily subsidized. Each airplane sold is sold for about 1/2 of the actual cost to build the plane. Airports are subsidized. ATC is subsidized. Highways are subsidized, as is gasoline and diesel fuel, as well as all other oil and coal products. Trucks pay about 10% of their act...

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by atpcliff
Thu May 15, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The End Near For Boeing 747?
Replies: 74
Views: 24331

RE: Is The End Near For Boeing 747?

We were told Boeing is considering upgrading the GEN-X engine for more new 747-8s...think they were talking about freighters.

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by atpcliff
Fri May 09, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 60
Replies: 350
Views: 52445

RE: MH Malaysia Airlines B772 Missing Enroute KUL-PEK Part 60

What is the latest with the findings in the Bay of Bengal? Are they going to actually search there? I think they should, as they have found nothing. If they think the Bay of Bengal finding is crap, then if they search and find nothing it is ruled out. BUT, if they search for another 6 months, and TH...

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by atpcliff
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Long-haul Single Aisle Aircraft
Replies: 66
Views: 25395

RE: New Long-haul Single Aisle Aircraft

I just read that AA wants a 757 replacement.

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by atpcliff
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miserly Airlines Created Their Own Pilot Shortage
Replies: 98
Views: 13931

RE: Miserly Airlines Created Their Own Pilot Shortage

"Seems like <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> saw it coming and prepared adequately by downsizing the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> fleet and adding 717s. " Reportedly, Endeavor, a wholly-owned regional carrier, just notified <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL...

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by atpcliff
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Operating Sochi To EWR
Replies: 36
Views: 23779

Boeing 747-400 Operating Sochi To EWR

Atlas is operating 4 744 pax planes, and about 6 767 pax planes.

Atlas flies into Taranto, Itally, more than once a month in the Dreamlifter.

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by atpcliff
Thu Feb 13, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic Parks 27 ERJs; C-Series Order Jeopardy
Replies: 84
Views: 22061

RE: Republic Parks 27 ERJs; C-Series Order Jeopardy

"I suspect it is the economics ending the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> contracts too. Although I would like to know more about the level of pilot trouble. What fraction of openings are being filled?" DEFINITELY: Business Week says that Republic will lose $22M per year because of shu...

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by atpcliff
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter At RIV
Replies: 14
Views: 4718

RE: Dreamlifter At RIV

The dreamlifter only hauls 787 parts, and special "pallets" that hold the 787 parts. Nothing else is able to be carried in the LCFs, due to the design of their cargo deck+.

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by atpcliff
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Pilot Laws And The Shortage, Govt Actions?
Replies: 82
Views: 10662

RE: New Pilot Laws And The Shortage, Govt Actions?

Asia is hurting for pilots, bad. Chinese and now an Indian carrier have opened US (and other non-native) pilot bases.

The growth of aviation in Asia is continuing unabated...and someone will need to fly those thousands of planes....and the same time that the US retirements move into high gear.

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by atpcliff
Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Large Aircraft Design
Replies: 33
Views: 19383

New Large Aircraft Design

Do you think it is more likely that a new design for a "jumbo" aircraft will have 3 aisles, or 3 decks?

Reading that the EK CEO wanted a triple decker with 850 seats in 3+ class seating.

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by atpcliff
Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa To Operate 175s For United
Replies: 31
Views: 7893

RE: Mesa To Operate 175s For United

I read elsewhere that UAL is worried that Mesa will not be able to adequately staff the new airframes, due to the pilot shortage, which is related to the new US FAA regulations that require all -121 (large commercial operations) pilots to have their ATP license, vs. the old requirement of only a Com...

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by atpcliff
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air Acquires Additional Pair Of 777F
Replies: 20
Views: 8262

RE: Atlas Air Acquires Additional Pair Of 777F

AAWWH has four separate entities. Atlas/Polar, Titan and GSS. Titan, which these 3 -777s are used for, is a leasing company. AAWWH leases their aircraft to an aviation organization with their own certificate. That organization operates the Titan-owned aircraft. The profits from the lease go to AAWWH...

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by atpcliff
Wed May 08, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two EK A380's At YYZ - 4/30
Replies: 26
Views: 12300

RE: Two EK A380's At YYZ - 4/30

I saw this thread and thought hmmmm..... I was on the crew that flew the parts in. We had a LOT of parts! I was surprised there were so many pallets. The tower quered us about the flight....I think because it was so rare. We landed on one of the Southern runways. I was used to coming into <acronym t...

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by atpcliff
Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 Ferry To GRB?
Replies: 20
Views: 10757

RE: 717 Ferry To GRB?

I am from <acronym title="Green Bay - Austin Straubel International (GRB / KGRB), USA - Wisconsin">GRB</acronym>...we aren't in the aviation news much. Had an <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-124 come in about a month ago. We should start seeing B-717s pretty regularly once <acronym ti...

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by atpcliff
Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wright Bros' Not The First In Flight - Jane's
Replies: 44
Views: 15933

RE: Wright Bros' Not The First In Flight - Jane's

There was a guy in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> that did a lot of flights prior to the Wright Brothers. No newspapers or photos are available, I believe. There was only interviews with the neighbors that saw him routinely f...

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by atpcliff
Wed May 09, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Everts Air Cargo To Receive First MD-80SF
Replies: 4
Views: 7581

RE: Everts Air Cargo To Receive First MD-80SF

I was operating DC-9Fs in Africa, and our head pilot said that the MD80 freighter conversions were going to be brilliant aircraft for short haul work: WAY better than DC-9s and a lot better than 737s. There are about 80 MDs from Alitalia in S. Africa, and LOTS of them will be converted to freighters...

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by atpcliff
Wed May 09, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Polar Air Cargo And The Boeing 747-8F
Replies: 7
Views: 12070

RE: Polar Air Cargo And The Boeing 747-8F

Polar (and Atlas Air, along with Titan Aircraft Leasing) are all owned and controlled by AAWH (Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings). DHL owns 49% of Polar. Polar is just an operating certificate with certain routes. Polar has a <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> and a Chief Pilot and planes t...

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by atpcliff
Wed May 09, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Sends Proposals To 25 Airlines For The 748
Replies: 136
Views: 42742

RE: Boeing Sends Proposals To 25 Airlines For The 748

Heard rumours that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> has changed their mind and is seriously considering the -8i. It is because of the wing box cracks/lost revenue on the -380, and the fact that the -8i numbers have come in something like 20% better than expected. I recen...

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by atpcliff
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours
Replies: 88
Views: 17375

RE: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours

Hi! Currently, the mins for the FAA Commercial license are 250 hrs, reducable to about 188 for the Part 141 flight schools. With Congress establishing a 1500 hour requirement for the ATP, do you realistically think they would let the FAA reduce it to 250 hours? Do you think the FAA would even ASK to...

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by atpcliff
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Very High Aspect Ratio Wings For Airliners
Replies: 28
Views: 10085

RE: Very High Aspect Ratio Wings For Airliners

Hi!

the wings of the 787 and 747-8/-i look more like a glider wing than those of older Boeing aircraft.

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by atpcliff
Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AEI Working On MD-80 Cargo Door STC
Replies: 5
Views: 9574

RE: AEI Working On MD-80 Cargo Door STC

Hi!

There is already a company with an STC approved and they will start in on their first aircraft in 2011.

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by atpcliff
Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours
Replies: 88
Views: 17375

RE: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours

Hi! House and Senate just approved...now on to Obama. Details: <a href="http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-5900" target="_blank">http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h111-5900</a> If I interpreted the above correctly: Crew Flight/Duty/Rest rules in force within one y...

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by atpcliff
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Goodbye, Red Tails! DC-9-40/50 & Chicago Tour
Replies: 43
Views: 33867

RE: Goodbye, Red Tails! DC-9-40/50 & Chicago Tour

Hi! Update (2010): DAL has been pulling DC-9-3Xs OUT of the desert, and is keeping them and the DC-9-40 longer than planned. You will be pleased to know that, reportedly, DAL is planning on keeping their DC-9-50s in service for up to 10 more years! They are also buying MD-90x like CRAZY (now trying ...

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by atpcliff
Sat Jul 24, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 Auto Brake Question.
Replies: 38
Views: 25527

RE: 747-400 Auto Brake Question.

Hi! "The autobrake system on the 400 will slow the aircraft at a predetermined rate. Using reverse thrust will not affect the rate, but it will reduce the amount of energy to be absorbed by the brakes. The exception to this is the "RTO" setting, which applies max available braking regardless of dece...

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by atpcliff
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wing Strobes On The DC-9-30
Replies: 11
Views: 5465

RE: Wing Strobes On The DC-9-30

Hi!

I was recently flying a DC-9-34F that had wingtip white strobe lights. It was the only DC-9 I had flown with strobes. The others were older -3X models and DC-9-1X models.

cliff
LFW

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by atpcliff
Sat Jul 24, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA To Replace "Position And Hold" Eff Sep 30th
Replies: 86
Views: 12015

RE: FAA To Replace "Position And Hold" Eff Sep 30th

Hi!

And, overseas, they often say "Taxi to Holding Position, Runway XX" or "Taxi to Holding Point, Runway XX". So, the Lineup and Wait is quit different.

cliff
LFW

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by atpcliff
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours
Replies: 88
Views: 17375

RE: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours

The US Air Force guys typically go right into a major airline (Delta/United) higher paying job. Sometimes they do go to a low-paying regional (I did, but that is not normal). Also, over 50% of the new USAF pilots this year are starting with RPVs (Remotely Piloted Vehicles), and not "real" airplanes....

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by atpcliff
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours
Replies: 88
Views: 17375

RE: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours

Hi! <a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-07-20/senate-house-agree-to-sixfold-boost-in-airline-pilots-flight-experience.html" target="_blank">http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-0...line-pilots-flight-experience.html</a> "U.S. pilots would need at least 1,500 hours of flight experience to get a...

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by atpcliff
Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours
Replies: 88
Views: 17375

RE: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours

I think that these new minimums will be for Part 121 airlines: Mesa, Great Lakes, Colgan, Pinnacle, Horizon, Frontier, Spirit, Allegiant, Compass, Delta, American, etc.

Yes, a 1500 hour guy will tend not to want to make the current starting regional salaries...some of them under $20K/year.

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by atpcliff
Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours
Replies: 88
Views: 17375

New US Airline Pilot Minimums: 1500 Total Hours

Hi! US Congress Senate/House (the two halves of Congress) agreed to raise the minimums to 1500 hours. I believe it will take 2-3 years after the bill is signed to go into effect, so that the industry has time to adjust. This means that a brand new airline pilot, flying in the right seat as a First O...

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by atpcliff
Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 Auto Brake Question.
Replies: 38
Views: 25527

RE: 747-400 Auto Brake Question.

Hi! What is the situation with the reverse AND the autobrakes, as far as affecting landing distance, etc. I have never flown a plane with autobrakes, so I am not familiar with how those two systems interact. And, I am asking for the 747-400...I assume that was the airplane for the situation that was...

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by atpcliff
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question: Why Did We Take Off The Opposite Way?
Replies: 19
Views: 8522

RE: Question: Why Did We Take Off The Opposite Way?

Hi!

If the tailwind is less than 10 kts (the FAA jet limit), and you're closer to the departure end of a runway, you always ask for an opposite direction takeoff, if it will help you leave quicker, and it is practical (safety, ATC, etc.).

cliff
KYIP

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by atpcliff
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Talks Up Spinoff
Replies: 12
Views: 3670

RE: Northwest Talks Up Spinoff

Hi!

Air Canada did this VERY successfully.

cliff
KYIP

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by atpcliff
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Kicking @ss
Replies: 96
Views: 12428

RE: NW Kicking @ss

Hi! NWA pilots were paid about $100K/year less than Delta, American, or United, previously. Now, the max guarentee pay for a 747-400 captain is about $165K/year. It's about the same at <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> and UAL, but a lot less than the Ameri...

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by atpcliff
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9 Vs Factory New 737 Or Airbus
Replies: 13
Views: 8577

RE: NWA DC-9 Vs Factory New 737 Or Airbus

Hi!

NWA is scheduled to replace their -9s with either Bombardier "C" aircraft, or the new Boeing 100-seat class aircraft, starting in about 2012.

cliff
KYIP

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by atpcliff
Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alpa Tells US-East Pilots To Scram
Replies: 60
Views: 7781

RE: Alpa Tells US-East Pilots To Scram

Hi! Gigneil: Lots of furloghed pilots available for US Airways? NO! NWA has recalled <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> of their furloughees, as had Delta and UAL. The ONLY airline left with furloughees is American. The number and qua...

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by atpcliff
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For YX?: The Optimistic Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 4728

RE: What's Next For YX?: The Optimistic Thread

Hi!

On other boards, NWA is reported to have a 40% stake in Midwest.

cliff
YIP

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by atpcliff
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL/College Charters
Replies: 51
Views: 5408

RE: NFL/College Charters

Hi! Most of the NCAA teams use Charter Search to fly. <acronym title="Continental Micronesia (USA)">CS</acronym> uses a number of carriers to fly their customers. Most of them use CRJ/ERJ 50 seat equipment. We (USA Jet) fly for them, and we fly all teams except Football. We do mostly Big 10, Big Eas...

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by atpcliff
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of The New "Midwest"
Replies: 98
Views: 12541

RE: The Future Of The New "Midwest"

Hi!

Other posters said that NWA is putting up 40% of the cash for this deal.

cliff
YIP

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by atpcliff
Fri Jul 20, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Reaches For Midwest - All The Specifics
Replies: 204
Views: 14185

RE: AirTran Reaches For Midwest - All The Specifics

Hi! I will be applying for job at AirMidTran, as soon as the merger is announced. If there is no merger, I won't apply at Midwest, as I'm worried I'll be furloughed or Chapter 7d sooner rather than later. If there is no merger, I will only apply at AirTran if some of the other airline jobs don't pan...

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by atpcliff
Wed Jul 18, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest's Next Round With AirTran - 7/16/2007
Replies: 81
Views: 5982

RE: Midwest's Next Round With AirTran - 7/16/2007

Hi! If/when the merger goes through, AirTran will DRAMATICALLY expand <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>. I think it's like 3x or 4x more flights out of <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA -...

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