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