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by desertjets
Sat May 06, 2000 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West And Frontier Request DCA Routes
Replies: 1
Views: 2195

America West And Frontier Request DCA Routes

Today both America West and Frontier formally announced their requests for the slots for beyond perimeter flights into DCA. Frontier requested 2 from DEN and AWA is requesting both from PHX and LAS, though the press release did not specify how many. <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories...

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by desertjets
Sat May 06, 2000 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Fares Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 1867

RE: Low Fares Airlines

Two airlines... Laker and Peoples Express... they went the way of the dodo... so I doubt it.

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by desertjets
Sat May 06, 2000 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 747-200's
Replies: 28
Views: 4281

RE: United 747-200's

As of Dec, 31 1999 United had 7 742's in their fleet with an average age of 23 years. Plus they have 43 744s with one more yet to be delivered... plus many more 767's and 777's due in the next few years. I believe the 742's are spending out their last days on Hawaii runs where DC-10s and 742s are be...

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by desertjets
Sat May 06, 2000 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Requests DCA-LAX Slots!
Replies: 11
Views: 2476

RE: United Requests DCA-LAX Slots!

This raises a bigger question... who do you think will get the 30 beyond perimeter slots to DCA? AA wants 6 for LAX-DCA, TWA wants 6 for LAX-DCA, UA wants 4 for LAX-DCA, don't know how many Delta wants for the SLC flight. I remember reading that HP wanted to operate 6 between PHX and DCA and 4 or 5 ...

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by desertjets
Fri May 05, 2000 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major TWA Expansion At LAX
Replies: 19
Views: 3687

RE: Major TWA Expansion At LAX

Well I was suprised by this as well. And for TWA this is a major expansion, assuming they get the DCA route. This ups them to 17 daily departures, if my math is right. Which is still not very big. By comparision AWA operates 27 daily flights, 15 to PHX, 11 to LAS, 1 to CMH. But this expansion still ...

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by desertjets
Thu May 04, 2000 4:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Extended Range
Replies: 7
Views: 3352

RE: Extended Range

For your first question basically ER's are designed to carry more fuel. And ETOPS is seperate. But of some note, a lot of airlines that have mixed fleets of ERs and non-ERs, Say United with their 762's and 772's they operate all aircraft at ETOPS specs (though I could be mistaken now about the 762s ...

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by desertjets
Thu May 04, 2000 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of America West
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

RE: Not USAir Because....

I am going to have wholly agree with TWAneeshelp here. Mergers are pretty much a thing of the past. Had this been 15 years ago when regionals were being swallowed by the majors. Air Cal to AA, Western to Delta, Republic to Northwest etc... that just does not happen anymore. But TWA and AWA have alig...

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by desertjets
Thu May 04, 2000 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hold Short On Land
Replies: 6
Views: 1728

RE: BOS Hold Short On Land

Since I am not familiar with ATC terms, what does the land and hold short procedure entail?

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by desertjets
Thu May 04, 2000 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Poll! Your Favorite Airport?
Replies: 77
Views: 3035

RE: A Poll! Your Favorite Airport?

BWI, I've been there quite a bit. It is a nicely sized place with a lot of flights throughout north america. It has the nicest obersavation deck in any airport that I have seen. The concourses are all a nice size, plenty wide, and not too long = short walk. In second place is PHX, especially once th...

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by desertjets
Thu May 04, 2000 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hubs For A New Airline
Replies: 32
Views: 3378

RE: Best Hubs For A New Airline

Ok, I have thought my choices over a bit more... here's my list and justifications. Baltimore-Wasington Int'l... BWI has to be one of my favorite airports. 30-45 mins from DC, an hour from Philly, its in a rapidly growing area. Plus it is dramatically underserved across the atlantic, only BA and Ice...

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by desertjets
Thu May 04, 2000 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hubs For A New Airline
Replies: 32
Views: 3378

RE: Best Hubs For A New Airline

Ok, I have thought my choices over a bit more... here's my list and justifications. Baltimore-Wasington Int'l... BWI has to be one of my favorite airports. 30-45 mins from DC, an hour from Philly, its in a rapidly growing area. Plus it is dramatically underserved across the atlantic, only BA and Ice...

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by desertjets
Wed May 03, 2000 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Hubs For A New Airline
Replies: 32
Views: 3378

RE: Best Hubs For A New Airline

BWI- East coast and transatlantic
FLL- north-south rtes, and latin america
DEN- Some has to take on United
LAX-b/c everyone else is there
PDX-b/c not enough airlines are there

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by desertjets
Wed May 03, 2000 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Rules Your Home Airport?
Replies: 119
Views: 5526

RE: Which Airline Rules Your Home Airport?

My home airport is Phoenix Sky Harbor. America West and Southwest dominate the airport, so you see a lot of 737s. But the other majors, UA,DL,NW,AA all have large operations so you get a nice mix of their fleets. In the winter months more interesting types can be seen. NWA ups its usual A320 and 757...

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by desertjets
Wed May 03, 2000 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ...Most People On A Jet?
Replies: 16
Views: 3491

RE: ...Most People On A Jet?

Just for comparision I remember reading that JAL's and ANA 747-300/400SRs seat about 620.

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by desertjets
Wed May 03, 2000 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD'S Question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1547

RE: Already?!

I will hold back on the punches but very recently, United, American, and a few other airport expansion groups have been talking about building another runway at O'Hare, especially with the removal of slot restrictions at ORD. However the Chicago Department of Aviation has not even put this into any ...

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by desertjets
Tue May 02, 2000 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of America West
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

RE: The Future Of America West

I really like all these replies. Here is my two cents worth. First of all Southwest is not, nor ever has, eaten America West alive. To be perfectly honest with you, if you compare similiar routes btwn SW and HP fares are identical. I wouldn't be worried about UA being remotely able to buyout AWA. Ha...

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by desertjets
Tue May 02, 2000 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dulles And The 747
Replies: 8
Views: 1670

RE: Dulles And The 747

United regularly runs their large aircraft between hubs during the day back to Denver or Chicago for maintance purposed. UA does fly a 744 from IAD-LHR, so I would suspect that it would be the aircraft from that flight returning from a long day. Hope that helps.

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by desertjets
Tue May 02, 2000 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of America West
Replies: 24
Views: 3344

The Future Of America West

With all the discussion about TWA's future I wondered what kind of response I could get to this. Given HP's recent troubles with the FAA over maintainence issues where do you see its future going? PHX can only be expanded so much. I do remember a day when HP was in Ch.11 and they talked about mothba...

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by desertjets
Tue May 02, 2000 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Ever To Fulfill 'Largest' Dream?
Replies: 7
Views: 1365

RE: DEN Ever To Fulfill 'Largest' Dream?

They have started construction on the 4th N/S parallel, 16R/34L I believe, which will be 16,000 feet long, which is actually needed at 5000+ ft altitude. Which will take the runway count up to six. DFW will have 8, 6 N/S rwys, ORD has 7, but only 6 are useful.

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is American/United Replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 1852

RE: What Is American/United Replacements

United is replacing DC-10s with 757s,767-300s in 2-class config, and 777s in 2-class config. It just depends on the sector and flight length. The same really goes for American as well. They are selling their MD-11's b/c operating costs and other factors did not work out well for American. By 2002 al...

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Which Airliners You Have Flown?
Replies: 65
Views: 4269

RE: In Which Airliners You Have Flown?

B727-200, United and TWA
B737-300, Southwest and Continental
B737-500, Continental
B737-700, Continental
B757-200, United and America West
A320-200, United and America West
ATR-42, TW Express
DC-9-10, TWA
MD-82/83, TWA and Continental

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TWA Focus Cities?
Replies: 46
Views: 2802

RE: New TWA Focus Cities?

I think TWAneedsHelp misses the point of the focus city concept. TWA is not attempting to do any hub building with these cities.TWA wants to increase its market share into various markets were they want more presense to feed into the mainline service as well as point-to-point service. TWA realizes t...

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What US Airports Have Aviation Gift Shops?
Replies: 7
Views: 2901

RE: What US Airports Have Aviation Gift Shops?

BWI has a Smithsonian Air and Space gift shop on the obeservation deck. Which was much to my chagrin after waiting in line 20 minutes a few days earlier at the gift shop in the museum.

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Reason For Acquiring Reno Air?
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

RE: American Airlines Reason For Acquiring Reno Air?

AA did cut service at RNO and LAS, but boosted service @ LAX and SJC w/ increased frequencies to the hubs and new service. But it is doubtful that anyone will expand into the void at Reno for sometime. As for the planes, as far as I know they will all be returned back to their lessors due to incompa...

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Prices Of Airliners...
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

RE: The Prices Of Airliners...

Boeing publishes approximate prices for their products on their website. http://www.boeing.com. Just follow the links.

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Reason For Acquiring Reno Air?
Replies: 12
Views: 3487

RE: American Airlines Reason For Acquiring Reno Air?

I had always thought that AA was interested for a long time in expanding their west coast presence via LAX and SJC to better compete with United, Alaska, Southwest, and America West.

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: With Which Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 119
Views: 5943

RE: With Which Airlines You Have Flown?

United, TWA, Trans World Express, Southwest, America West, and Continental

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA @ JFK
Replies: 50
Views: 3032

RE: TWA @ JFK

I really agree with Cheiftan here. TWA realizes that JFK is no longer profitable for them. But on the other hand they have had an increasing presence in the midwest via St. Louis where their real strenght is. And the focus city concept is a really good idea. There is an entire conversation about tha...

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Flown On A 757?
Replies: 23
Views: 2096

757

I know people have complained about 757s being cramped. But any plane full, a 757.737,A320 is not too fun. But the power on 757s is amazing. Boeing's own data says that a 757 can operate with a bigger load out of airports that a 737-400 could not. I remember once being in a fully loaded 757 from ORD...

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TWA Focus Cities?
Replies: 46
Views: 2802

RE: New TWA Focus Cities?

Since TWA plans on having 4-5 total focus cities I see many of these as a possibility. FLL seems to be the strongest, growing population base, popular lesuire and business destination and a good base to connect to the Caribean and Central American. As for TWA regrowing out of JFK, that seems highly ...

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by desertjets
Mon May 01, 2000 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777s And Dash 8s
Replies: 4
Views: 2019

RE: 777s And Dash 8s

United flies their 777 fleet between hubs during the day b4 the Trans-atlantic push. They usually fly between Denver-Chicago, Chicago-Washington Dulles. Also they are introducing 777s on more and more Hawaii flights. Delta flies their 777s on a lot of routes in and out of Atlanta to Florida. Contine...

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by desertjets
Sun Apr 30, 2000 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Might Air Canada Order A321s In The Future?
Replies: 17
Views: 4379

AC Fleet Changes

This is a good question, especially with the merger of AC and CP a lot of fleet issues need to be worked out. Obviously the F-28 and 732 fleets will be phased based on non-commonality and age issues. I see more CRJ's to replace the F-28s as they expand into smaller transborder markets. I think the A...

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by desertjets
Sun Apr 30, 2000 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA To HNL Or Sju?
Replies: 14
Views: 2088

RE: SWA To HNL Or Sju?

It seems doubtful, with more and more 737-700's in their fleet they will be doing transcontinental flights, like PHX-BWI.

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by desertjets
Sun Apr 30, 2000 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

RE: DFW Question

I do remember seeing recent pics of KLM 747s flying into DFW. BA used to operate 744's in DFW from Gatwick, but has since switched to the 777.

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by desertjets
Sun Apr 30, 2000 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will The Star Alliance Build A Terminal At Ord?
Replies: 9
Views: 3651

RE: Will The Star Alliance Build A Terminal At Ord?

All international arrivals go into Terminal 5 at O'Hare. Lufthansa and SAS operate all their departures out of Terminal 1. Air Canada departs from Terminal 2, but United also uses about 10 gates in T2 as well.

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by desertjets
Sun Apr 30, 2000 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A322?
Replies: 11
Views: 4636

RE: Airbus A322?

I don't think that comparing a 737-800/900 or A321 to a 757 is fair. The 757 is just a much bigger aircraft than either of those two planes. Its MGTOW is about 100,000 pounds greater, significantly more powerful engines and signifcantly longer range. Airbus would have to design a new type, or at lea...

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by desertjets
Sun Apr 30, 2000 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NBA Team 737 In Mel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

RE: 737 Etops

737 ETOPS was something Aloha pionnered about 10 years ago. Actually the longest sector would be the HNL-NAN flight. About 3000 miles, which is a stretch for a non-new generation 737, but Air Pacific run a 738 on NAN-HNL. So it can be done.

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by desertjets
Sat Apr 29, 2000 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern 757
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

HP 757s

But most of America West's 757's were former Republic machines. They had the Rolls-Royce engine and not compatible with Northwests 757 fleet when they merged in 1987.

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by desertjets
Sat Apr 29, 2000 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Service From San Diego
Replies: 2
Views: 2720

RE: Air Service From San Diego

As far as I know the only international service for the time being is the BA flight to Gatwick via Phoenix. But with more open skies agreements smaller cities like PHX and SAN could be getting more international service. If BA ugrading its service to a 744 from a DC-10-30 was any indicator, more air...

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by desertjets
Sat Apr 29, 2000 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Scheduled Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 4924

RE: Longest Scheduled Flight

The longest flight, distance wise is the JFK-JNB flight on South African. The JNB-ATL flight stops in Cape Verde or goes via Capetown and Fort Lauderdale. The longest flight, that goes non-stop both ways is the new UA LAX-MEL flight, closely followed by ORD-HKG. I hope this all helps. But in terms o...

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by desertjets
Sat Apr 29, 2000 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Weird Trend For The 777
Replies: 24
Views: 2624

RE: A Weird Trend For The 777

CO did start using the 777 domestically, mostly IAH-LAX and EWR-LAX before starting NRT service. But when looking at the first 777 service we need to remember that the IGW models had not been released at that point and a transatlantic sector was within their capabilities and the London route has alw...

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