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by texan
Sat Jan 10, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno Air And Airtran GPT Service
Replies: 1
Views: 2960

Reno Air And Airtran GPT Service

I was wondering if anyone had info about Reno Air's Gulf Coast Flyer and AirTran's Gulfport operation. Specifically, when did Reno's service begin, did it end before the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> merger, when did AirTran take up the routes, and when did AirTran cancel the...

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by texan
Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greatest Airline Success Stories Part Deux
Replies: 3
Views: 3128

RE: Greatest Airline Success Stories Part Deux

WN is the greatest success story of all time, but <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> is also quite a great story. Oldest carrier still around that was founded post-deregulation. Had some bumps here and there, but looks like they've got their act together and have some good tim...

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by texan
Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin USA Hiring CEO
Replies: 13
Views: 2781

RE: Virgin USA Hiring CEO

Also, Virgin Mobile USA, LLC and Virgin Megastores USA, LLC are both incorporated in the US. He could theoretically have those two companies hold a majority stake.
And if Boston becomes their base, it would make logistical sense to purchase the Shuttle from USAirways, if the price is right!

Texan

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by texan
Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you think the Airbus 380 routes will be?
Replies: 32
Views: 8329

RE: What Do You Think The Airbus 380 Routes Will Be?

Wouldn't be surprised to see <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> 380s on the <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acrony...

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by texan
Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow STL Really Has Been Reduced To Almost Nothing!
Replies: 73
Views: 7555

RE: Wow STL Really Has Been Reduced To Almost Nothing!

Just a couple of things Air1727: TWA's acquisition of Ozark helped them in terms of passengers, but the way Icahn arranged the merger, refusing to negotiate with the unions, basically telling the pilot's union, "you have 24 hours to accept this contract, and if you don't you are all fired," led to a...

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by texan
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Airport.
Replies: 75
Views: 6425

RE: Your Favorite Airport.

MAF, Midland/Odessa International Airport, Texas. Fun little airport to go into. Only 6 or so gates, so its easy to navigate in <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Has a very airy feel inside the terminal, well lit, they did a good renovation job on it. It also has a couple ...

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by texan
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Flown For No Reason
Replies: 112
Views: 8955

RE: Ever Flown For No Reason

Flew <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Ontario - International (ONT / KONT), USA - California">ONT</acronym> and returned <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym titl...

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by texan
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funniest Delays
Replies: 53
Views: 6529

RE: Funniest Delays

UAL 732 March 1996 <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. Temperature was around -10F with wind chill around -25F or -30F, all doors were open. Mechani...

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by texan
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest Airline Terminal
Replies: 92
Views: 10752

RE: Smallest Airline Terminal

Positive Rate: <acronym title="Corpus Christi - International (CRP / KCRP), USA - Texas">CRP</acronym> has a new terminal, opened in 2002, with 6 gates and 24 daily flights (American Eagle to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>, <acronym title...

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by texan
Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Cities/towns No Longer Have Airline Service?
Replies: 60
Views: 7353

RE: What Cities/towns No Longer Have Airline Servi

Sorry bout that, wasn't aware Mesa picked up Big Sky's routes. Thanks for the info!

Patrick

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by texan
Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Cities/towns No Longer Have Airline Service?
Replies: 60
Views: 7353

RE: What Cities/towns No Longer Have Airline Servi

Brownwood, <acronym title="Caribéenne de Transport (France)">TX</acronym> was served by Aspen Mountain Air/Lone Star until 1997, I believe, then Big Sky served it until recently. Jonesboro, <acronym title="Air Asia (Malaysia)">AK</acronym> and a few other small Arkansas towns lost service when Big S...

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by texan
Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To The Wrong Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 19436

RE: Flying To The Wrong Airport

There was a 727 that landed at a small airport in Arkansas a few years ago. When the pilots tried to correct their mistake, they blew off a good chunk of asphalt at the end of the short runway. Then the taxiway turned out to be too small for the 727, and it got stuck in the mud. Also, not wrong airp...

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by texan
Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Deregulation: Success Or Failure?
Replies: 43
Views: 9302

RE: Airline Deregulation: Success Or Failure?

>In fact, we need more deregulation, particularly in air traffic control and airport administration. Why would we deregulate air traffic control? That means the government would have to sell ATC to private investors. Investors are interested in the bottom line, not safety. Moreover, who would buy? W...

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by texan
Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Memorable Aviation Moment Of 2003
Replies: 43
Views: 4815

RE: Your Most Memorable Aviation Moment Of 2003

17 December 2003, the 100th anniversary of powered flight. Celebrated by flying from <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> on a <acronym titl...

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by texan
Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic Airline Slogans
Replies: 73
Views: 7454

RE: Classic Airline Slogans

Forgot one of Lufthansa's slogans here in DAL: "Our European network is so big, you might call it Texas Sized!"

God Blessed Texas

Patrick

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by texan
Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Classic Airline Slogans
Replies: 73
Views: 7454

RE: Classic Airline Slogans

We would be remiss if we did not mention one of the original Southwest ads, with a flight attendant standing in the middle of the screen saying, "I'm Debbie. Fly me." The airplane then took off. Also, "If you're afraid to be seen flying the airline with the lowest fares, we'll give you this bag for ...

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by texan
Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Deregulation: Success Or Failure?
Replies: 43
Views: 9302

RE: Airline Deregulation: Success Or Failure?

>Sure, a few legendary but heavily unionized and inefficient carriers have been sacrificed (Pan Am, Eastern, TWA), but overall airline deregulation has benefited everyone. It was not the unions who dragged Pan Am, Eastern, and TWA into the pits, it was upper management. Once deregulation hit, Pan Am...

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by texan
Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UA Regional At IAD
Replies: 23
Views: 5236

RE: New UA Regional At IAD

Trans States will be involved in United's Dulles plans. They have details hammered out and are ready to begin service, although I do not know exactly what they are. Here is a link to the story about Trans States and United teaming up http://www.united.com/press/detail/0,1442,51144-1,00.html. And for...

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by texan
Tue Dec 23, 2003 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did Douglas Corp/McDonnell Douglas Go Wrong?
Replies: 14
Views: 4413

RE: Where Did Douglas Corp/McDonnell Douglas Go Wr

The problems can be traced back to the merger of Douglas Aircraft with McDonnell Aircraft in 1967. The merger was handled extremely poorly. Douglas' employees were looked down on by McDonnell employees, and infighting between the two employee groups was common. In fact, if you ask many of the retire...

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