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by capt078
Sun Sep 05, 2004 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Loads
Replies: 15
Views: 2912

RE: Independence Loads

iairallie: i am assuming that you are an independence employee, so i am sure you know that independence's last statistics release suggested overall loads of 63.4%. that's not too bad, but let's hope they get better. with that said, i flew in late july, lan-iad-bos, and was overwhelmed by the airline...

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by capt078
Sat Sep 04, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of The Road For The B717?
Replies: 74
Views: 11267

RE: End Of The Road For The B717?

obviously the 717 could fit into nwa's fleet plans, but that all depends on what offers airbus and boeing make. airtran, midwest, and the rest still have active orders, but probably not enough to sustain the line once filled. ata (american trans air) has announced that they are looking for that size...

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by capt078
Mon Aug 30, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What US Airport Is Largest Capital Airport?
Replies: 24
Views: 6068

RE: What US Airport Is Largest Capital Airport?

denver, salt lake city, phoenix, st. paul (msp), atlanta, and boston are the big ones that come to mind. certainly atlanta is the biggest, with denver and phoenix probably next.

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by capt078
Fri Aug 27, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air First Airbus Pics
Replies: 49
Views: 11478

RE: Independence Air First Airbus Pics

Burnsie28: where did you come up with 47% for a load factor? according to independence air's latest traffic release, they are flying with 63.4% of their seats full. that's not bad for an airline that hasn't been around (at least as its own entity) for three months. perhaps you should read the press ...

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by capt078
Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA To Fly To Europe From US Using 757-300s?
Replies: 22
Views: 9850

RE: ATA To Fly To Europe From US Using 757-300s?

it was my understanding that ata plans to use 757-200 aircraft. i could be mistaken though.

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by capt078
Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would A Transatlantic L.C.C. Work?
Replies: 47
Views: 6021

RE: Would A Transatlantic L.C.C. Work?

there's no reason too think an lcc flying internationally wouldn't work, though i think they would want/need to operate larger aircraft. the 737/a320s do not necessarily have the lowest casm of any plane.

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by capt078
Sat Aug 21, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Service Slipping?
Replies: 28
Views: 2937

RE: DL Service Slipping?

Jumpseat70: funny you should mention state-owned/operated airlines. while many of the large foreign competitors are state-owned, many are not. cathay pacific is not state-owned and is often considered among the best for customer service. oh, and by the way, those state-owned foreign carriers often o...

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by capt078
Sat Aug 21, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Starts MCO 10/13
Replies: 8
Views: 3210

RE: Independence Air Starts MCO 10/13

Scottb: i agree that the A320's are cheaper to operate than the crj's, but we cannot forget how much higher united's other costs (employees for example) are. even though independence's "i-jets" are initially more expensive, i would not be suprised if their overall casm are still lower than united's ...

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by capt078
Sat Aug 21, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Service Slipping?
Replies: 28
Views: 2937

RE: DL Service Slipping?

i am not going to comment on the original story, as the author of the story acknowledged that it was heresay anyway. i will say that delta's mainline service has slipped considerably, as have the services of many of our "legacy" carriers. with that said, the thirty or so flights i have flown aboard ...

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by capt078
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami-San Diego Tips
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

RE: Miami-San Diego Tips

if you can book frontier fll-den-san, i would do that. great service, live tv, and new planes.

southwest flies one-stop service from fll-san.

frankly, i would fly jetblue nonstop fll-lgb, and drive the hour south to san diego.

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by capt078
Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top U.S. Airline To Asia?
Replies: 51
Views: 6550

RE: Top U.S. Airline To Asia?

continental's service is the best among the american carriers. that's not saying much though. u.s. carriers don't have a clue how to treat passengers, especially on long-distance flights. give me singapore airlines or cathay pacific anyday

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by capt078
Sun May 23, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran MDW Incident
Replies: 29
Views: 4803

RE: Airtran MDW Incident

Hammer: saying there was almost another "valujet" incident is nothing but tactless exaggeration. a fire in the cargo hold of an airplane is not that uncommon, and usually is not catastrophic. moreover, airtran's BRAND <acronym title="New Orleans - Lakefront (NEW / KNEW), USA - Louisiana">NEW</acrony...

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by capt078
Wed Mar 17, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coex To Begin Red-eye Flights
Replies: 17
Views: 5314

RE: Coex To Begin Red-eye Flights

CALMSP: i do not know about san diego (<acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>), but orange county (<acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym>) has a VERY strict evening curfew...

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by capt078
Fri Mar 12, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multiple Choice Aviation Exam:
Replies: 27
Views: 9380

RE: Multiple Choice Aviation Exam:

1. runway 25 runs west-southwest (closer to west) so: D 2. technically, the correct answer is "none of the above" as <acronym title="Air Sicilia (Italy)">BM</acronym> is the abbreviation for air sicily. however, we all realize the intended airline was British Midland, in which case B would be the an...

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by capt078
Thu Mar 11, 2004 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Exciting Airport To Land At
Replies: 18
Views: 7143

RE: Most Exciting Airport To Land At

i have to agree with jhooper; dca always stirs up a bit of emotion for me. on a more exhilarating note: lhasa, tibet is pretty awesome; it's like landing on top of the peak of a mountain. also interesting is xining, china, where you land, turn around, and taxi back on the runway, and while you are t...

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by capt078
Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christianity
Replies: 107
Views: 19211

RE: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christiani

CTBARNES: i think your remarks are incredibly honorable and appropriate thank you for aticulating tthe issues in such a professional, lucid, and just way. JEFFREY1970: i often read your posts, along with your "god bless through jesus" comment. and while even that throws me off a bit, i do not feel t...

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by capt078
Mon Feb 09, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christianity
Replies: 107
Views: 19211

RE: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christiani

Elwood64151: it is religious zealotry like your previous comment that give religion a bad name. read a little history: just about every major war, act of genocide and the like has been caused by extremist religious zealots putting their own religions and ideologies forcibly onto others. religion is ...

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by capt078
Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christianity
Replies: 107
Views: 19211

RE: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christiani

B747forlife: i take issue with one of your comments, though i do appreciate you speaking up. you suggested the captain wasn't shoving religion down throats. that's exactly what he was doing: the captain was proselytizing to what was in effect an audience held hostage to the elements. the captain was...

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by capt078
Sat Feb 07, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight 587 USA Today Article..
Replies: 36
Views: 5818

RE: AA Flight 587 USA Today Article..

EGNR: that was a pretty good first post...well articulated. i think for the most part, i agree with what you have, though i do have a few comments. as a pilot, i do understand the point made about the rudder, perhaps more than a non-pilot might. but with just about anything mechanic, the more signif...

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by capt078
Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier At BOS: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 4398

RE: Frontier At BOS: What Went Wrong?

sorry, wasn't paying attention. i meant to say "nevertheless, with the exception of one or two examples (the last of which was american [and] midway, who merely replaced mainline service with increased regional jet frequencies, without a marked increase in capacity)", capacity increases (dumping) ar...

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by capt078
Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier At BOS: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 4398

RE: Frontier At BOS: What Went Wrong?

EA <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>: your point about dumping capacity is certainly appropriate, though not necessarily requisite for there to be predatory action. the definitive action, is the return to higher fares after d...

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by capt078
Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier At BOS: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 4398

RE: Frontier At BOS: What Went Wrong?

EA <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>: i teach economics in boston, so perhaps i can lend a little here. to back up what APAOps5 said, yes, united implemented predatory pricing to aid in driving frontier out of boston. the gre...

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by capt078
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A.net Picture Is Your Current Background?
Replies: 140
Views: 12530

RE: What A.net Picture Is Your Current Background?

i have about 200 or so pictures from a.net on my computer. i have my background set up on a rotating basis, so about every five seconds i get a new picture.

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by capt078
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France's Current First Class Product
Replies: 4
Views: 3222

RE: Air France's Current First Class Product

i've flown the mia-cdg flight a couple of times, though always on an a340. i did hear that the 744 would be used, but i don't think there will be much of a difference, particularly from the perspective of one of the higher classes. with that said, i would not fly first class and would instead fly bu...

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by capt078
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier At BOS: What Went Wrong?
Replies: 21
Views: 4398

RE: Frontier At BOS: What Went Wrong?

it's important to note that jetblue is operating many more frequencies and many of them are operated off peak (read: red-eye and late evening departures). compare this to frontier's low frequency service during peak hours to one destination (den), and it is easy to realize the pressures bearing down...

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by capt078
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another UA 744 Returns To Service
Replies: 19
Views: 7257

RE: Another UA 744 Returns To Service

i'd like to see ual use the 744 on another asia route or an increased frequency to that region. having flown (summer 2002) ual to shanghai and witnessing the extremely high passenger loads, i can't believe there wouldn't be enough demand (though i do understand the limitations of the bilateral agree...

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by capt078
Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL Vs. MIA
Replies: 7
Views: 3074

RE: FLL Vs. MIA

don't forget chalks ocean airways flies fort lauderdale to paradise island. and, there are a few charter carriers that fly to western europe.

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by capt078
Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Express Question
Replies: 6
Views: 3583

RE: Delta Express Question

the decision to use the 757 was rightly made. in an all-coach configuration, and with the then current fleet delta had, the 757 made the most sense. song operates on highly-demanded (and therefore very dense) routes. the 20 or so times i have flown song, all of the flights have been full. the reason...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR To Western US- Would Frontier Do Well?
Replies: 51
Views: 4502

RE: GRR To Western US- Would Frontier Do Well?

AZO: i stand corrected, though their schedules fluctuate.

on a different note, jetblue listed grr as potential future city. i emailed jetblue and this was confirmed, though no absolute decision has been made.

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by capt078
Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GRR To Western US- Would Frontier Do Well?
Replies: 51
Views: 4502

RE: GRR To Western US- Would Frontier Do Well?

i think the only chance would be an rj flight to a western city. aa flies erj's to dfw, and continental flies the erj-145xr to houston. the problem of course, is that there is not much of a call for nonstops to the west from grand rapids. northwest has 8 or 9 frequencies all through the mcnamara ter...

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by capt078
Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Biggest Airline Terminal Youve Seen?
Replies: 24
Views: 5493

RE: What Is The Biggest Airline Terminal Youve See

if i'm not mistaken, i believe the three largest terminals are the mcnamara terminal in detroit, london heathrow's terminal 4, and kansai airport (all one terminal), with the mcnamara terminal being the biggest. i'm not sure about this, but i do recall seeing this advertised somewhere.

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by capt078
Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Interesting USAToday Article
Replies: 2
Views: 2917

RE: An Interesting USAToday Article

certainly an interesting article, but i think he is exaggerating the issue. i do think we are going to see the majors changing, but what he is suggesting would be a virtual collapse in u.s. travel.

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A USAirways America West Merger Work?
Replies: 34
Views: 5505

RE: Could A USAirways America West Merger Work?

Aa757first: you beat me to it, i was just going to mention airtran and valuejet. there's nothing wrong with the america west name, but us airways is a name almost every household in america (particularly the east coast) recognizes. furthermore, while some airlines get away with it (eg northwest and ...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC Clarification
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

RE: LCC Clarification

fares are not technically a characteristic of a low-cost carrier. the name "low-cost carrier" reflects exactly that: airlines whose unit costs (read: costs per available seat mile, or casm) are significantly low. many economists say that low-cost carriers have casm below 9 cents, though this is a lo...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A USAirways America West Merger Work?
Replies: 34
Views: 5505

RE: Could A USAirways America West Merger Work?

worldtraveler: while a conditiion of the loans is that the government has additional oversight of america west's operations, i do not think a proposal to acquire us airways would be blocked by the federal government any more because of the loans. while your mentioning of the loans is appropriate and...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte After US Airways
Replies: 83
Views: 9116

RE: Charlotte After US Airways

worldtraveler: while a condition of the loans is that the government has additional oversight of america west's operations, i do not think a proposal to acquire us airways would be blocked by the federal government any more because of the loans. while your mentioning of the loans is appropriate and ...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List Of Major Airlines In 2010
Replies: 64
Views: 15776

RE: List Of Major Airlines In 2010

PVD757: airtran has taken market share (of leisure travelers) from delta. hence, airtran is beating delta. as i said though, i think that the two exist in a mutually beneficial way: delta garnering business travelers (mostly from other majors) and airtran cornering leisure travelers. you can't possi...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA 757's Into HNL
Replies: 22
Views: 2965

RE: ATA 757's Into HNL

i may be mistaken, but i heard a rumor that the 757-300s don't have ETOPS and therefore can't do the hawaii runs. i'm sure someone more knowledgeable about this topic will respond shortly.

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte After US Airways
Replies: 83
Views: 9116

RE: Charlotte After US Airways

INNOCUOUSFOX: why do you think us airways is going out of business? i fully admit that the airline is in serious trouble, but liquidation or dissolution are a bit extreme. this, and every other recent thread, is just speculation because the airline wants to sell some assets and is threatening to not...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List Of Major Airlines In 2010
Replies: 64
Views: 15776

RE: List Of Major Airlines In 2010

RJpieces: let's not beat around the bush here, ted's objective is most certainly at harming if not ruining frontier. the real question is, god-forbid ted succeeds, would united maintain the ted business model or return to its traditional, albeit unsuccessful, one? other than that, i pretty much agre...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Now Talking Merger
Replies: 78
Views: 10207

RE: US Airways Now Talking Merger

PVD757: america west didn't do anything to me. i just really like frontier. this is all speculation, but it's fun. i don't think that would be killing off america west. but america west certainly has more experience dealing with labor strife than does frontier.

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List Of Major Airlines In 2010
Replies: 64
Views: 15776

RE: List Of Major Airlines In 2010

PVD757: delta didn't drive jetblue out of atlanta. if anything, it was airtran. jetblue left because their limited number of planes are in such high demand, the airline must place them on routes that will create the most revenue. neeleman said it himself that once airtran announced its transcontinen...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List Of Major Airlines In 2010
Replies: 64
Views: 15776

RE: List Of Major Airlines In 2010

i'm not sure we can say who will be a major, as right now a major is determined by revenue, and of course, by 2010, the $1 billion mark will not be such a grand number. instead, i list who i think will be the top delta american us airways/america west northwest continental united southwest jetblue a...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlotte After US Airways
Replies: 83
Views: 9116

RE: Charlotte After US Airways

first of all, us airways is not going out of business. they're in trouble, but so are and have been a lot of companies. us airways is going through what continental and america west went through in the nineties. with that said, us airways will cease to exist in its current form. i'd look for pittsbu...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usairways To Sell Shuttle Service
Replies: 49
Views: 5023

RE: Usairways To Sell Shuttle Service

PVD757: i happen to disagree with you on this. the key to the shuttle is that the majority of traffic flying both the delta and us airways' shuttles is o&d traffic. while there is a lot of connecting traffic, most are business men and women traveling to/from one of the three cities. because of this,...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir Death Date: Make Your Predictions Here
Replies: 107
Views: 10265

RE: USAir Death Date: Make Your Predictions Here

us airways fall from grace as a legacy/major: immediate

us airways' liquidation dissolution: no time soon.

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Now Talking Merger
Replies: 78
Views: 10207

RE: US Airways Now Talking Merger

InnocuousFox: i don't think <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> would be a bad idea either. i wrote a dissertation about two years ago regarding frontier, america west, and us airways all merging to create a low-cost top-tier carrier. while that is obviously not going to happen now...

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by capt078
Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usairways To Sell Shuttle Service
Replies: 49
Views: 5023

RE: Usairways To Sell Shuttle Service

us airways is not going out of business. it will however, cease to exist in its current form. there are too many communities along the eastern seaboard dependent on us airways, many of which subsidize the airline. i think us airways' current worst case scenario would be to trim everything down to th...

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by capt078
Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please Help Me ID This Private Plane
Replies: 14
Views: 3961

RE: Please Help Me ID This Private Plane

Rthrbeflying86: if you looked up the registration, then i'll believe you. it's definitely a 172, but i would not have said it is an N model. if it is, then they must have repainted it recently, by cessna, because that is the late 1990s/early 2000s paint scheme. 172s produced during this time are -R ...

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by capt078
Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Now Talking Merger
Replies: 78
Views: 10207

RE: US Airways Now Talking Merger

PVD757: i see you and i agree that HP would be a good fit, though i did not know the engines were different. still, that has to be better than a completely different fleet.

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