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