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by nws2002
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Same station manager working multiple cities for an airline?
Replies: 9
Views: 1467

Re: Same station manager working multiple cities for an airline?

A lot of G4 stations are run this way by their service provider. They have a manager over several 2-4 close stations (OKC/TUL/XNA for instance, or GSP/USA/GSP/RDU). Then lead agents that run the actual turns.

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by nws2002
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 in Fresno
Replies: 12
Views: 2114

Re: G4 in Fresno

AUS is the only current destination city in Texas, so that would be my assumption as well. Since AUS isn't a crew base, it would also have to run as an inside turn LAS-FAT-AUS-FAT-LAS.

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by nws2002
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delay Coding
Replies: 17
Views: 2422

Re: Delay Coding

Where I work the gate agent codes at outstations and the ops agent at a base. However, that is not the end of it. Departments can challenge delays and it goes up the management chain until they figure out what happened. Station agents have an interest in not using anything that is considered station...

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by nws2002
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 696
Views: 89956

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

I didn't realize that AVL is considered a G4 base. Why/based on what? There is an aircraft, pilots, flight attendants, and mechanics based at AVL. From what I remember, the city gave them some special perks for awhile if they agreed to base an aircraft there. It is a very small base though, I belie...

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by nws2002
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Allegiant? - discussion thread
Replies: 696
Views: 89956

Re: What's next for Allegiant?

I am wondering if G4 might consider MHT? Not to end their service at PSM but to supplement it. MHT has had nonstop service on WN to both LAS and PHX in the past. I could see G4 operating 2 or 3 weekly to either destination. I could see PGD,PIE and SFD working from MHT 2Xor 3x weekly as well. Could ...

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by nws2002
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?
Replies: 41
Views: 4160

Re: Is Lakeland, Fl (LAL) any closer to getting commercial service?

I dont get how LAL cannot attract all those European charters VS SFB... it is way closer to Disney, closer to the resorts in the Davenport/Celebration area and also closer to TPA and Busch Gardens?? Someone in the airports PR is not doing their job... SFB is designed with the charter market in mind...

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by nws2002
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Gates at MKE?
Replies: 13
Views: 2530

Re: Allegiant Gates at MKE?

Lots of G4 stations either dual board and/or use boarding ramps and stairs. At TUL we used to board zones 3,5,6 through the jetbridge at gate B4 and zones 2,4 through the ground boarding door at gate B2 and have pax walk across to the aft stairs on the MD-80.

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by nws2002
Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 8341

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

PIE and BLI are the only bases with direct G4 front-line employees. Every other base is service providers. There are a few outstations with G4 employees, but not many, generally only places where they couldn't get a service provider to take the contract. When a flight cancels, there is a team within...

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by nws2002
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will any Allegiant MD-80s receive the new livery?
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

Re: Will any Allegiant MD-80s receive the new livery?

Nope. There are even MD-80s in the old, old livery. The fleet utilization is going down. They are working on moving them all to LAS and SFB and making every other base Airbus only.

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by nws2002
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions about ramp work.
Replies: 18
Views: 2108

Re: Questions about ramp work.

You'll have both classroom/online training and OJT. They will discuss the hazards and how to stay safe. If you are interested I'm pretty sure Trego-Dugan is hiring for Allegiant at KJQF as well.

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by nws2002
Mon May 22, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling with Dual Citizenship
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: Traveling with Dual Citizenship

Similar situation for me. Dual US and Greek citizenship. I always give the airline my US passport when departing or returning to the US. I use my Greek passport to clear customs in Greece and move throughout the Schengen area.

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by nws2002
Thu May 11, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 63
Views: 4231

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

USA for Concord, NC, just outside of Charlotte. Their ICAO/FAA code is KJQF/JQF but their IATA code is USA.

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by nws2002
Tue May 09, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling With a Handgun
Replies: 16
Views: 1796

Re: Traveling With a Handgun

It is really easy. Firearms must be unloaded and in a locked, hardsided case. No TSA locks, only you should have the key or combo. Handguns are generally in smaller locked, hardsided cases inside a larger suitcase. Rifles are normally in their own case. When you reach the counter, tell the agent you...

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by nws2002
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any ramp agents on here?
Replies: 12
Views: 1895

Re: Any ramp agents on here?

Cross-utilized here. I love it. Some days I'm sick of dealing with passengers and would rather work outside on the ramp.

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by nws2002
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Placement of registration marks/tail number on airliners ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2021

Re: Placement of registration marks/tail number on airliners ?

For the US, everything is outlined in 14 CFR Part 45. Basically 12" high letters/numbers, on the rear of the aircraft. Either the tail, rear fuselage, or rear-mounted engines works. Lots of various exceptions.

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by nws2002
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: online allocation check in full
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

Re: online allocation check in full

Most airlines do this. Many here is the US will give you a "security document" to get you through to the gate where you can check-in wtih a gate agent. Sometimes you have to wait until boarding is complete to see what seats are available and who no-shows.

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by nws2002
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta booking passengers on United during delays
Replies: 12
Views: 1758

Re: Delta booking passengers on United during delays

UA and DL have interline agreements to allow this. Most LCC and ULCC do not interline and will not rebook on another carrier because of the costs involved.

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by nws2002
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Via Air...who are they...CLT hub
Replies: 35
Views: 6615

Re: Via Air...who are they...CLT hub

Their SFB route has always seemed strange to me. They are competing against F9 at CLT and G4 at USA. F9 offers MCO, which is generally better for the theme parks. G4 offers USA, which is a much easier airport to deal with compared with CLT. I guess if they are pulling in connecting traffic from WV i...

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by nws2002
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where will Spirit go next?
Replies: 62
Views: 7344

Re: Where will Spirit go next?

USA/JQF needs more parking before adding another airline. The new parking garage they just built is full all the time with just the existing G4 flights.

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by nws2002
Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Announces SDF, new base in VPS, new routes
Replies: 28
Views: 3935

Re: G4 Announces SDF, new base in VPS, new routes

Has G4 added any new A320's recently? The new A320's are slated to begin delivery later this year. I imagine G4 will make a bit of a big deal about it when they start arriving. My guess is that they will announce new routes for the new A320s, something on the longer side, like LAS-SFB or SFB-LAX. I...

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by nws2002
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramper rides in cargo bin of Mesa flight
Replies: 25
Views: 6634

Re: Ramper rides in cargo bin of Mesa flight

I could see this happening if someone was behind bags or had turned off the interior light and it was dark outside. Whichever ramp agent was doing the final walkaround probably just closed the door, assumed the guy had run to help elsewhere or went to the restroom or something, and then they pushed ...

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by nws2002
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Website Down?
Replies: 23
Views: 2606

Re: SOUTHWEST WEB SITE DOWN?

The flight attendant contract negotiations basically stopped because the company couldn't make many of the asked for changes due to technology constraints. Someday they might decide to hold someone in IT accountable... until then though, I don't see much changing in terms of reliability. Hardly an ...

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by nws2002
Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so little LCC/ULCC service at CLT
Replies: 17
Views: 2375

Re: Why so little LCC/ULCC service at CLT

Allegiant serves USA/JQF (Concord, NC) whcih is a suburb of Charlotte and only a 15-20 minute drive. There are only two gates at that airport though, so growth is a bit limited there too. Rumor is that G4 will be adding USA-EWR

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by nws2002
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aircraft towing with anti collision lights on alternate power
Replies: 24
Views: 4448

Re: aircraft towing with anti collision lights on alternate power

At the airline I work for, the APU has to be running to provide hydraulic power, so you might as well use it for electrical too.

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by nws2002
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where is G4 currently sending the 757?
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: Where is G4 currently sending the 757?

Last I heard, HNL service was going to continue one more summer. The schedule has only been loaded through May, so that's why you see it ending then. They worked out some sort of leaseback arrangement with whoever is purchasing the aircraft.

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by nws2002
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight
Replies: 23
Views: 6331

Re: Passengers gain unauthorized access for American Airlines Philadelphia-Boston flight

These passengers had already cleared security. They basically just walked through an unlocked door and right onto the airplane. So, they're innocent. Apparently, the gate agents either weren't present or just not paying attention. I thought jetway doors required an ID swipe and/or a code to open? T...

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by nws2002
Thu Oct 20, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT considering forcing airlines to include Fees in Fares
Replies: 41
Views: 4940

Re: DOT considering forcing airlines to include Fees in Fares

All that is needed is a system similar to that in the EU. The price must include the minimum that is needed to go from A to B, including all unavoidable costs like fuel, security fees, etc. And require all airlines to do it, so that all play by the same rules and there is a tiny little bit of price...

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by nws2002
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT considering forcing airlines to include Fees in Fares
Replies: 41
Views: 4940

Re: DOT considering forcing airlines to include Fees in Fares

Don't all the carriers already disclose the unbundled fees? I know Allegiant and Spirit have a page on their websites that list out every possible fee.

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by nws2002
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Richard Anderson Abruptly Retires from DAL Board of Directors, Effective Immediately
Replies: 45
Views: 10651

Re: Richard Anderson Abruptly Retires from DAL Board of Directors, Effective Immediately

I doubt he is going to a competitor. Surely there is a non-compete agreement to prevent him from jumping immediately over to another airline, at least one that directly competes with DL.

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by nws2002
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air launches flights to Ogdensburg
Replies: 25
Views: 3728

Re: Allegiant Air launches flights to Ogdensbur

Legroom Plus seats are still Y. They are just the exit rows, bulkheads, and a few other rows with a few extra inches of legroom. No additional services and the seats are otherwise identical.

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by nws2002
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is G4 interested in larger airports?
Replies: 31
Views: 3708

Re: Is G4 interested in larger airports?

So, is G4 done with RDU? We have the same 3 stations we started with and no new ones in any horizon.. Is there a possibility of new service? Generally G4 expands in two scenarios: 1) The airport offers incentives. So maybe RDU needs to offer up some freebies to gain a new route. 2) The route is ver...

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by nws2002
Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?
Replies: 71
Views: 13123

Re: EWR continues to get new airlines. Whats next?

New routes to EWR announced the last week: G4 EWR-CVG 4x weekly G4 EWR-AVL 3x weekly G4 EWR-TYS 3x weekly G4 EWR-SAV 3x weekly Truthfully, I can see Spirit adding Newark to Detroit to compliment their LaGuardia service. I thought G4 flew to mainly leisure destinations. CVG, DTW and TYS are unusual ...

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by nws2002
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so few start up carriers in the USA
Replies: 85
Views: 6896

Re: Why so few start up carriers in the USA

First, it takes a lot of time and money to start an airline. There is a lot of work that goes into obtaining a 121 certificate and starting operations. During that time you are bringing in zero revenue, but you still have to maintain a certain level of staff to keep progress moving forward. Second, ...

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by nws2002
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is the purpose of the bag on the oxygen mask?
Replies: 18
Views: 9546

Re: What is the purpose of the bag on the oxygen mask?

Oxygen flows from the tank or generator down the tube and into the bag first. When you a take a breath it opens a one-way valve and oxygen flows from the bag and into the mask where it mixes with the air in the cabin. When you exhale the valve closes but the oxygen continues to flow from the tank or...

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by nws2002
Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant charters AEX - BED?
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Re: Allegiant charters AEX - BED?

Yes, DOD charters. Flight numbers 8011 and 8014.

ETA...also flight numbers 8017, 8020, and 8023.

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by nws2002
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight numbers Equal to Aircraft Types
Replies: 26
Views: 2888

Re: Flight numbers Equal to Aircraft Types

G4 319 XNA-LAX is an A319

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by nws2002
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA pilot restrains drunken pax: VIDEO
Replies: 23
Views: 4065

Re: AA pilot beats up drunken pax: VIDEO

clrd4t8koff wrote:
usflyer123 wrote:
thats why every airline needs to have undercover security guy on every flight like LY does.


They typically do - called Federal Air Marshals (FAM). Or did they stop putting them on flights?


FAM will not involve themselves in this type of altercation.

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by nws2002
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant orders 12 new A320's
Replies: 43
Views: 10192

Re: Allegiant orders 12 new A320's

LeCoqFrancais wrote:
ODwyerPW wrote:
Will be quite a few happy folks in 2017.

If they don't get grounded before then...


The FAA just completed an extensive 90 day review, CHEP, and found no major issues.

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by nws2002
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: REWARDS OR COMPENSATION FOR INFLIGHT MEDICAL EMERGENCIES:
Replies: 22
Views: 6164

Re: REWARDS OR COMPENSATION FOR INFLIGHT MEDICAL EMERGENCIES:

OneSexyL1011 wrote:

nws2002 wrote:

Yes, and generally it is verified by MedLink.


Not once in my 10+ years and 100's of medical phone patches have I ever had a Medlink verify a Dr. or nurses credentials.


Interesting. It is required in our procedures and I have always done it.

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by nws2002
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many reschedules for G4?
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

Re: Why so many reschedules for G4?

G4 never pays for food. They do not pay for food at a hotel or other non-airport location if a flight is cancelled/rescheduled. They will issue meal vouchers or order pizza (if no airport food options available) if the flight is delayed 4 or more hours and it is a G4 controllable delay like mainten...

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by nws2002
Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why so many reschedules for G4?
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

Re: Why so many reschedules for G4?

Four big reasons: 1) Operating mixed fleets at largest bases. Most of the flying has been pushed to Airbus aircraft, but if one goes AOG they have to call in an MD-80 crew because that's what the spare aircraft are. 2) They've expanded the flying on Wednesdays and Saturdays compared with previous ye...

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by nws2002
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Allegiant MD-83 diverts to Jacksonville Intl because of strange odour in cabin
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Allegiant MD-83 diverts to Jacksonville Intl because of strange odour in cabin

Wouldn't be a coffee maker or oven on G4, they don't have those. Some aircraft still have ovens, but lots are either pulled out or deactivated.

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by nws2002
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: REWARDS OR COMPENSATION FOR INFLIGHT MEDICAL EMERGENCIES:
Replies: 22
Views: 6164

Re: REWARDS OR COMPENSATION FOR INFLIGHT MEDICAL EMERGENCIES:

dfwjim1 wrote:
Slightly off topic but if a volunteer comes forth saying that they are a medical professional do they have to show some kind of proof
that they are in fact a medical professional?


Yes, and generally it is verified by MedLink.

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by nws2002
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why can't you book flights on BA.com to Havana, even though Iberia flies there?
Replies: 7
Views: 2063

Re: Why can't you book flights on BA.com to Havana, even though Iberia flies there?

I like how it offers Key West as an alternative to HAV. I guess you can swim from there?

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by nws2002
Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant adding EWR DEN and OGS
Replies: 51
Views: 5601

Re: Allegiant adding EWR DEN and OGS

I wish they had gone for ewr-gsp instead of Asheville. there is a very good market there and United is basically the only game in town with their extremely high fares in that route. AVL is a base with crews and aircraft, GSP is not. They could run GSP-EWR as an inside turn though, with the aircraft...

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by nws2002
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant adding EWR DEN and OGS
Replies: 51
Views: 5601

Re: Allegiant adding EWR DEN and OGS

it will be an inside turn from either LAX or IWA, and I'm sure they will be just fine making DEN-MTJ work. Yup, G4 has a lot of inside turns lately. They are done that way to utilize aircraft and crews from bases that don't have enough flights on their own or like in this case to access new destina...

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by nws2002
Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant adding EWR DEN and OGS
Replies: 51
Views: 5601

Re: Allegiant adding EWR DEN and OGS

BWI has been doing well, so EWR makes sense. Not sure why they want to get involved in DEN, but they are good at giving things a shot and leaving quickly if it doesn't work out.

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by nws2002
Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6: Free Spc-Avail Travel To Orl. Victim Families
Replies: 8
Views: 1456

RE: B6: Free Spc-Avail Travel To Orl. Victim Families

On their Facebook page, G4 is asking people to contact them is they need assistance getting to/from Orlando. They don't come right out and say free flights though.

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by nws2002
Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: 100 Days Of 100%
Replies: 114
Views: 17294

RE: Delta: 100 Days Of 100%

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mayor" class="quote" target="_blank">mayor</a> (<a href="#73" class="quote">Reply 73</a>):<br/><i> And yet, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA...

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by nws2002
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AirTran DC-9 To 717 Transition: Is It True?
Replies: 22
Views: 5569

RE: AirTran DC-9 To 717 Transition: Is It True?

I don't know about the 717 but I know we sometimes have to use two airstart carts for the A320 where one will start the MD-80 just fine. There is a Y with a short hose that plugs into the aircraft and then the two airstart carts plug into the Y.

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