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by sccutler
Fri Jun 09, 2000 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wicj Is Bigger, Love Field Or Midway?
Replies: 8
Views: 3670

Sorry, N202PA, That's Old Info...

1. I believe Casino is T.U. (not a moment too soon!) 2. AA serves LAX & ORD from DAL, using all F-configured F-100's 3. Legend Airlines serves LAX, LAS, IAD and (effective 9/9), LGA; also, just secured slots at ORD; all out of DAL. They built their own, separate terminal; tres chic. Fly 'em sometime...

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by sccutler
Fri Jun 09, 2000 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 1842

They'll Do Well...

...good management;
+ a strong plan;
+ a VERY SIMPLE and appealing message;
+ well-capitalized.
_______________________
= A Likely Success

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by sccutler
Fri Jun 09, 2000 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Shortest Flights
Replies: 6
Views: 1363

...with A DC-10 In AUS

AA used to fly the DC-10 DFW-AUS (into the old Mueller airport!) That must surely be one of the shotest DC-10 legs, at least outside of Japan. I've been assured that the runway was long enough, but it still seemed a very tight fit. It was certainly strange to watch a widebody climb out from that air...

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by sccutler
Thu Jun 08, 2000 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Started A Midwest Express Type Airline...
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

Say What?

Of course there are no more "MD-anythings" since "MD" as a company no longer exists. The 717 is, of course, the same basic (very fine) aircraft with Boeing's number affixed thereon. I'm almost embarrassed to point that out, but the post above seemed to require it. I'd use the DC-9 / MD80 / 717, and....

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by sccutler
Thu Jun 08, 2000 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-700 And -800 Transcon
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Wingman:

I'd be offended by that... if I could stop laughing!

I'll vet your comments, in any case.

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by sccutler
Tue Jun 06, 2000 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do European Airlines...
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

Convertible 5/6 Abreast...

...I think I flew a plane with this sort of config on Ansett earlier this year... the seats toward the fron t of the 737 were "nicer" looking, but same pitch , 3-3, but had split in center seat. Were these convertible? Sorry I didn't get the reggo, couldn't get a clean angle for the picture.

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by sccutler
Tue Jun 06, 2000 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 737 Fleet Commonality
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Not So Different...

Note that, although some of the -300's "came from New York Air..." you must remember that Apple was a division of Texas Air anyway, just like CO- so aircraft were part of unified buying strategy (and, if I recall correctly, were largely owned by Jet Capital, tooo- check me on this, won't someone?) I...

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by sccutler
Tue Jun 06, 2000 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines The Celebrities Choose.
Replies: 24
Views: 3706

Chuck Norris...

...was on the Legend flight DAL-LAX which I flew.

Of course, on Legend, everyone flies first class.

His wife was *NOT* ugly!

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 05, 2000 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Legend?

...have been told that Legend may be securing some. Pure rumor, but the source was well-connected.

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 05, 2000 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 727
Replies: 10
Views: 1809

Name Location

Some of the WN 727's had a script "SW" on the tail; I could have sworn that there was a pic of one at this site, but a quick check sez, "no." I know someone onthe 'Net has it posted, but I may have to dig out an old picture I'm bound to have of it from a PHX-HOU trip once. It was a BN 727-200, as I ...

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by sccutler
Mon Jun 05, 2000 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bae 146 Versus Fokker 100
Replies: 10
Views: 5169

Bae 146- No Contest

...hate to restate the obvious, but the 146/Avro has it by default; it is a current-production aircraft with factory support and a future. The F100's market is quite well-served by the 717, etc. The 146 is really a comfortable ride (other than that "penalty-box" seat in the back w/o a window, and th...

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by sccutler
Sun Jun 04, 2000 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Airways
Replies: 16
Views: 2209

Oops... My Mistook

I knew JetBlue's ops started first and that the 320's were equipped thusly from the start; I had read somewhere, at the time (Feb.-Mar.?) that JetBlue's satTV units were not yet approved and operational at start-up. Sorry if I was wrong on that one. When I used them on Legend, I expected all kinds o...

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by sccutler
Sat Jun 03, 2000 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Russian Airliners Have
Replies: 22
Views: 3041

Simple- Poor Field Ops

The high-wing Russian aircarft you showed are derivatives of military transport designs; high-wing aircraft are much more well-suited to operations from unimproved/underimproved fields (such as military ops might be), because: 1. Engines less likely to ingest foreign objects; 2. Wings further away f...

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by sccutler
Sat Jun 03, 2000 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Airways
Replies: 16
Views: 2209

A Good Idea, Well Executed?

Look at the WN model; predictably reasonable fares, good service and a reliable well-maintained fleet (they're all new, but I bet timely maintenance is in the cards). JetBlue has enough start-up capital that it is unlikely any other airline can justify losing money for the length of time it would ta...

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by sccutler
Fri Jun 02, 2000 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental's Livery
Replies: 20
Views: 2046

Nope... Looks Good

CO's current scheme is clean, crisp and very attractive. An airline with poorer maintenance standards could not have the white-plane look w/o suffering, but CO does it well. The change to the current look for CO was a well-timed one, and the fleet's migration to all-white matched the airline's emerg...

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by sccutler
Fri Jun 02, 2000 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Die Hard 2
Replies: 13
Views: 2467

Not Stapleton...

...but not a bad guess.

But, like all things Hollywood, it was in LA. These days, nearly every airport [in the movie world] looks just like the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX;

They could have at least covered up the PacTel logos on the telephones.

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by sccutler
Fri Jun 02, 2000 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Air Crash Observer Audio?
Replies: 1
Views: 2520

Alaska Air Crash Observer Audio?

Does anyone know if there is anywhere on the 'Net with audio from the various pilots who observed the final, valiant efforts of the Alaska Air pilots ogg the cA coast? I have been told it was played on network TV, but haven't been able to locate or hear it.

Any help would be appreciated.

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by sccutler
Fri Jun 02, 2000 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanna Fly A Caravelle? Celebrate 55th Anniversary
Replies: 12
Views: 2576

Caravelle In S. America...

I always wanted to fly in a Caravelle because.. well, because it it's another plane. But also, as a child in Dallas, (1) we never saw Caravelles because (of course) United did not serve Dallas in those days; and (2) my parents subscribed to Realite (english language version), and I remember reading ...

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by sccutler
Tue May 30, 2000 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legend's Terminal Is A Bust...
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Pictures- Inside

Follow this link to see a quicktime tour;

http://www.legendairlines.com/LegendaryService/ExecutiveTerminal.html

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by sccutler
Tue May 30, 2000 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best 727-200 Paint Scheme? (With Pictures)
Replies: 24
Views: 3698

BN & EA

I choose these: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=29414" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/b/bncowboys.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="129"></a><br>Photo © ...

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by sccutler
Mon May 29, 2000 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legend's Terminal Is A Bust...
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

You Gotta See The Inside- And The Front

Are you basing that opinion on that picture? Oh, get real! How many terminals (modern era) look worth a crap from the cockpit? The front looks just fine and, most importantly, the access for pax is virtually instantaneous- no traffic fight (access is NOT by the main DAL feeder); you can drive up fiv...

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by sccutler
Mon May 29, 2000 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCAir
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

DCA-ROCguy- Amen!

What he said.

DCAir will never work; the spin-off is pure politics; note the emphasis in all the initial press about "creating the first minority-owned airline"- thus, creating the possibility that opposing UA-US might be characterized as a racist act...

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by sccutler
Mon May 29, 2000 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Start An Airline?
Replies: 10
Views: 3930

What Kind Of Plane?

Forget the Boeing v. Airbus thing- I'll take Ilyushins!

And yes, DEFINITELY hire lawyers. Lots of 'em.

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by sccutler
Mon May 29, 2000 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Best Old Aircraft You've Ever Flown On?
Replies: 25
Views: 5406

Caravelle

In South America, 1977 (Christmas eve), flew from Guayaquil to Quito in a SAETA Caravelle, ex-Alitalia- everything written in Italian on the inside of the a/c, windows crazed and streaked, but the service was very polite (they passed around dishes of home-made candy!), and the flight was excellent; ...

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by sccutler
Mon May 29, 2000 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Food
Replies: 12
Views: 1674

Remember...

...Braniff's good food. They actually cooked their own.

Try the food on Legend; it is something to savor.

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by sccutler
Mon May 29, 2000 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Non Rev": What Is This?
Replies: 59
Views: 5577

My Non-rev Story

Having done a bit of "non-rev" flying, I can tell you that the priorities are sometimes altered- I fly non-rev b/c a family member works for a major, once showed up at LGB for a return to DFW- flight wide-open until the other major serving LGB to my destination at the time had its next flight mechan...

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by sccutler
Mon May 29, 2000 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 3 Liveries With One Airline Challenge!
Replies: 31
Views: 2664

Braniff...

OK... I saw your limitation, but still, Braniff International Airways (the original) had at least three at once, disregarding the mere color differences (and, if I took the time to dig further, I'd probably conclude that they had many more...) But... 1. Flying Colors (the "line" livery); 2. Calder D...

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by sccutler
Thu May 25, 2000 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something Doesn't Add Up Here
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Republic Part Of *who*?

Did you mean to say "....now part of Northwest"?

Sure, I thought you did.

Airlines acquired by USAir- Piedmont & PSA.

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by sccutler
Thu May 25, 2000 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does American Need A New Livery?
Replies: 12
Views: 3308

Classic- Clean

Hey, I'm no AA-lover, but I think that their livery is clean, crisp, and looks just fine. I'm with Gerardo and DC9Capt- the 757 painted in the "Astroliner" look is some kind of sharp- even better in person than in photos. I'd be for more of these. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=79979" target="_b...

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by sccutler
Mon May 22, 2000 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexicana Safe?
Replies: 7
Views: 1908

Sure...

They have a good record, reasonable fleet (although I do not really trust the software-driven Airbus). In my flights on them, I have been impressed with their professionalism and (generally) exceptionally courteous service. I like AeroMexico better, though. They really rock. For wahtall that's worth.

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by sccutler
Sun May 21, 2000 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NBA Teams Air Journeys
Replies: 4
Views: 1214

Mavericks

The Dallas Mav's used to have custom-configured DC9, Don Carter bought it for the team because he thought they'd like it. When team was sold, plane was put up for sale; I spotted it on the tradeaplane.com site a few months ago, unchanged except for the removal ofthe team logo, but I don't know if it...

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by sccutler
Sun May 21, 2000 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Are Not Good?
Replies: 28
Views: 3330

AA? NW?

It all depends on your perspective... being a DFW-based passenger, I find AA's contempt (corporate) for its victims- er, passengers- inexcusable. If you're not AAdvantage Gold or Platinum, you're a worm in their eyes. Last year, they cancelled a 757 SNA-DFW and gave no notice, offered only to re-rou...

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by sccutler
Sun May 21, 2000 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Underserved Markets
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

SAT

SAT suffers from being too close to DFW and IAH; WN (Southwest) serves the short- and medium- haul market well, and for very long and int'l, you'll generally take CO through IAH or AA through DFW; these carriers control enough market juice to likely squash anyone who tries to open things uo a bit. W...

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by sccutler
Sun May 21, 2000 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celebrities On Your Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 4309

Walker, Texas Ranger

Chuck Norris- was on Legend flight DAL-LAX last week. His wife is very pretty(!); no one bothered them, I think. He treated cabin staff well.

Met at the LAX gate by a small entourage.

Looks different w/o the moustache.

But, hey, if you fly Legend, you can feel like a celeb, too.

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by sccutler
Wed May 17, 2000 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Which Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 119
Views: 5946

Oops- Forgot A Couple!

And how could I have done so?

Left out:

Ansett
Air New Zealand

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by sccutler
Wed May 17, 2000 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Trip Report: Buenos Aires-Sydney
Replies: 11
Views: 4525

RE: Qantas Trip Report: Buenos Aires-Sydney

Echoes to your opinion of Australia and Sydney. Your report gave me goosebumps, made me want to be there NOW. Thanks for taking us with you.

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by sccutler
Wed May 17, 2000 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Love Field Rivalry
Replies: 26
Views: 1927

AA's Fallacy- And Why FTW Pax Get Screwed

Lots of heat, and some light being shed above... ...but for the bottom-line, look at the "Southwest effect"- you know, the way, when WN enters a new market, airfares go down, and stay generally lower, to the markets served by WN from that location. So the restrictions on DAL are a big problem becaus...

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by sccutler
Tue May 16, 2000 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Which Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 119
Views: 5946

RE: With Which Airlines You Have Flown?

Ok, you asked... American Braniff (the original) Texas International Continental Delta Western USAir TWA PSA AirCal AeroMexico Mexicana AeroExo SAN (in Ecuador- I don't know what it stands for , except the "A" is bound to be "Aernaves, right?) SAETA (Same comment) Faucett Frontier (the first one)(th...

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by sccutler
Tue May 16, 2000 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas/Love Field Rivalry
Replies: 26
Views: 1927

RE: Dallas/Love Field Rivalry

Just flew Legend to LA and back; service excellent, on-time, cabin and ground staff top-notch. Rode with a famous movie star, too! For the apparent AA employee posting above that AA is just "competing," you may spare the BS for someone who's more gullible. AA likes having a near-monopoly, and D/FW-a...

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by sccutler
Thu Jan 27, 2000 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A3XX Beast
Replies: 26
Views: 1747

RE: The A3XX Beast

An amalgam answer... of course, Airbus might build a "trophy plane"; while the consortioum may be lurching towards being more businesslike, it is still an international pride and employment play; heavily government-supported.

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