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by lat41
Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest New "Focus" City
Replies: 67
Views: 11374

RE: Southwest New "Focus" City

First, c'mon, take a look at The <acronym title="Savannah - International (SAV / KSAV), USA - Georgia">SAV</acronym> airport diagram. They have a 9300 and a 7000 foor runway with overruns. Just about anything that flies can land there. Then, let's not for get what the philosphy of <acronym title="So...

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by lat41
Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Expansion For Airtran
Replies: 39
Views: 5910

RE: Expansion For Airtran

If there was somewhere to put them, Airtran would clean up on <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>/<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. <a...

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by lat41
Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Struggles At MEM
Replies: 33
Views: 6475

RE: NWA Struggles At MEM

Historically wasn't <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> the major hub for Southern? Remember the smiley's on the nose of the DC-9s. (way ahead of their time). I beleive Republic, formerly North Central, merged with Southern years before Northwest came...

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by lat41
Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran To Leave GSO
Replies: 70
Views: 5460

RE: AirTran To Leave GSO

This is just another example of an airline that wants to grow too fast. In many cases, airlines enter markets without enough research, go head to head on routes with the big dogs where they have no business attempting it. They also commit to too many and too varied a list of aircraft and over all, r...

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by lat41
Fri Jul 23, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Aircraft Turn-around Times
Replies: 29
Views: 11664

RE: Southwest Aircraft Turn-around Times

What happens "inside" the aircraft. Does the trash and debris have a chance to get swept or a quick clean of the floor/seats if needed? It won't take long for even a new aircraft to look beat on the inside if these items become shortcutted

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by lat41
Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airplane/airline Bashing
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Airplane/airline Bashing

What ever happened to all the nice informative threads and replies that this forum used to be filled with? There are more and more nasty, preconceived and ill informed opinions than ever that just sling mud and you know what at different carriers, manufacturers and individual aircraft. I hope we can...

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by lat41
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717-300 Vs. 737-600
Replies: 11
Views: 4370

RE: 717-300 Vs. 737-600

Some of you aeronautical engineering types may have more info on this but I would gather if they were to have ever tackled a 717-300 with longer fuselage, more range (weight). They would likely have to use a modernized version of the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 or 90 series wing ...

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by lat41
Mon Jul 19, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air- Great Inflight Service
Replies: 56
Views: 7313

RE: Independence Air- Great Inflight Service

Not very easy to pack too many niceties into a shorter duration flight! I hope they can sustain it. How are the first two batches of destinations doing? Any numbers published? Lots of capacity hitting the market all at once. I wish them well. Hope Independence dosen't get over ambitious too soon! Lo...

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by lat41
Sun Jul 18, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Bigger Ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 4074

RE: Frontier Airlines Bigger Ones?

I think Frontier should stick to a slower conservative deliberate growth plan. That means not having too varied or complex a fleet, not adding too many cities at once and not getting buried in debt that puts a noose around their neck every time the economy blips. How many carriers can we name that d...

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by lat41
Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of The 717 In The US
Replies: 86
Views: 11114

RE: Future Of The 717 In The US

What other applicaation do those Rolls Royce (formerly BMW Rolls Royce) engines have other than the 717? they seem to have very positive mention along with the rest of the aircraft.

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by lat41
Sun Jul 18, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Airlines Syndrome
Replies: 16
Views: 3479

RE: Midway Airlines Syndrome

That was actually another Midway. A previous version had a hub at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> and I believe their code was <acronym title="Olympic Aviation (Greece)">ML</acronym>. There was also another version back further with the em...

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by lat41
Sun Jul 18, 2004 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Airlines Syndrome
Replies: 16
Views: 3479

Midway Airlines Syndrome

In my opinion, before 9-11. Midway was a fairly successful carrier. they, however were trying to serve too many cities too fast.They bought or leased too many aircraft too fast, especially the 737-700s where I believe they did not yet need the size, range or sophistication. Their success however, ab...

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by lat41
Sun Jul 18, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines Turns 70
Replies: 42
Views: 3544

RE: Continental Airlines Turns 70

Nomadic: send me an e-mail re: this and AA ALB/JFK

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by lat41
Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More ALB - JFK Service
Replies: 6
Views: 2697

RE: No More ALB - JFK Service

AA Eagle scrubbed all its Hartford and Providence to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> earlier. These flights were always full with connecting passengers for the Carib. S. America, and Europe. Even though the terminal area...

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by lat41
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Dumping 5 MSY Flights Effective 10/31
Replies: 29
Views: 6043

RE: Southwest Dumping 5 MSY Flights Effective 10/31

I would think that it is only natural to make adjustments based on business conditions & fleet consist, A 65 flight reduction coupled with a 22 flight addition in the context of the total number of <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flights operated on a given day, I wouldn't rea...

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by lat41
Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Service From PHL-JFK: Check My Math
Replies: 17
Views: 3348

RE: Service From PHL-JFK: Check My Math

The Amtrak Acela covers this <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-NYC route in no time. In the past, when main line jets flew this route, it was usually either for international feed or a positioning flight. Now it's a waste of time and expense...

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by lat41
Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of The 717 In The US
Replies: 86
Views: 11114

RE: Future Of The 717 In The US

Hopefully there will be some new life in the program soon before its too late. I would hate to see production cease on a good aircraft and all the lost jobs that will go with it. For customers that don't need the size, range and sophistication of the 717-NG but want an airliner, not a skinny winged ...

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by lat41
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airports That Broadcast Air Traffic?
Replies: 8
Views: 3642

RE: US Airports That Broadcast Air Traffic?

pvdairport.com has the Providence tower. All the more interesting stuff is on the approach and departure control channels at most airports and <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> is no exception. I have a lot of those on my scanne...

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by lat41
Wed Jul 14, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbridges To Turboprops?
Replies: 29
Views: 3417

RE: Airbridges To Turboprops?

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by lat41
Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA LLC Is NO MORE.
Replies: 49
Views: 9138

RE: TWA LLC Is NO MORE.

The July Airways article was shocking. The business world is full of "if onlys" but..if only TWA 800 hadn't happened and 9/11 hadn't happened. TWA had streamlined its fleet and workforce and look poised to finally become viable. Then along came swaggering American. It was not a merger but a decimati...

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by lat41
Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air - 16 Daily Non-stops EWR-IAD?
Replies: 41
Views: 4449

RE: Independence Air - 16 Daily Non-stops EWR-IAD?

I wonder how the <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>/<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> service is doing in terms of on time performance and loads. That is an ...

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by lat41
Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Flown Route In One Day?
Replies: 60
Views: 13334

RE: The Most Flown Route In One Day?

Have a look at Rio to Sao Paulo in Brazil. Many many flights!

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by lat41
Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO-EX 20 More Mexican Destinations
Replies: 17
Views: 2739

RE: CO-EX 20 More Mexican Destinations

That is good news for <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>. Always nice to have on-line connections where possible as more and more business travel and vacations to non-traditional cities. Now if we in Southern New England can get our pre 9/11 <acronym title="Providence - Theodor...

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by lat41
Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Mainline Flights In The Past
Replies: 20
Views: 3815

RE: Shortest Mainline Flights In The Past

For quite a while in the 70's and even 80's <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and <acronym title="Skyway Airlines (USA) and Transaviaexport Cargo Airline (Belarus)">AL</acronym> (before US) flew <acronym title="Provi...

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by lat41
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay Aviation
Replies: 146
Views: 19499

RE: Gay Aviation

Enjoy your profession and your colleagues. Enjoy your aviation hobby and those who have it in common with you. If you can use either as a conduit to meet people gay or straight whether just new friends, someone to hook up and get off with, or a special someone all the better. Lets get back to civil ...

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by lat41
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Service To Small US Cities?
Replies: 31
Views: 7454

RE: European Service To Small US Cities?

I wouldn't get too hung up on how large the city or metro area is relative to international flights. There are other factors like how big a geographical radius an airport serves, proximity to other international airports and businesses and industries in the area that would make particular use of int...

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by lat41
Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Launches Daily Nonstop Between DEN And DCA
Replies: 29
Views: 5618

RE: United Launches Daily Nonstop Between DEN And DCA

TWA flew <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on what equipment? Regarding the Denver route. On Summer's steamy Northern VA days, It's hard to belie...

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by lat41
Sun Jul 11, 2004 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Style Flight Itin. Listings?
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

OAG Style Flight Itin. Listings?

Does anyone know a site where one can view all the stops of a particular flight by city code the way the back pages of the old hard copy OAG did? Ex. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 000 <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> <acronym ...

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by lat41
Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Feeling The 'pinch' At PHL?
Replies: 44
Views: 6165

RE: WN Feeling The 'pinch' At PHL?

There have been front passages and thunderstorms fairly often the last few weeks in different areas of the Northeast that may have disrupted everyone, even WN. Not to mention weather events in the Midwest that ripple to the East.

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by lat41
Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Express Was Used From IND, ORD & PVD-FLL
Replies: 9
Views: 3138

RE: DL Express Was Used From IND, ORD & PVD-FLL

There were two flights from <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>/<acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> on Delta Express as well as an Orlando. The two <acronym title="P...

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by lat41
Thu Jul 08, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Connection Drops PHL-BOS Route 8/1
Replies: 18
Views: 3317

RE: DL Connection Drops PHL-BOS Route 8/1

This July, to the South at <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>, Southwest Added 5 Trips to <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>. Additionally US Airways went from 5 to 7 flig...

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by lat41
Wed Jul 07, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Destinations (new)?
Replies: 29
Views: 4232

RE: American Eagle Destinations (new)?

With considerable lift to <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> via US, I am surprised that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> steps off with 3 flights from <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD...

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by lat41
Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Launches Daily Nonstop Between DEN And DCA
Replies: 29
Views: 5618

RE: United Launches Daily Nonstop Between DEN And DCA

I wonder if there will be weight restrictions in either direction. United's motive for introducing this flight at this particular time is obvious. I hope Frontier can withstand this predatory move by an old dinosaur.

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by lat41
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Modified For Widebodies?
Replies: 22
Views: 2642

RE: DCA Modified For Wide Bodies?

Aside from the runway length issue. runway loading, I believe is one of the considerations at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>, <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> and some other airports. Ce...

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by lat41
Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wrong Airport Landings
Replies: 30
Views: 8626

RE: Wrong Airport Landings

I beleive in the 80's an American 727-200 landed at Quonset Airport in N. Kingstown <acronym title="PT Mandala Airlines (Indonesia)">RI</acronym> (a converted Naval Air Station) instead of Green Airport <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</...

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by lat41
Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 73NG Or 738/739 Flights (? )
Replies: 19
Views: 5182

RE: Longest 73NG Or 738/739 Flights (? )

At 2407 Miles Aloha flies from Oakland to Honolulu on a 737-700. It must rank right up there near the top. Certainly one of the longest over water segments.

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by lat41
Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Frontier Reopen BOS Or Not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

RE: Will Frontier Reopen BOS Or Not?

No operational constraints at MHT. However much heavier concentration of population and commerce BOS and South.

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by lat41
Mon Jun 28, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last AA Fokker Flight: 8 September 2004
Replies: 45
Views: 6075

RE: Last AA Fokker Flight: 8 September 2004

A few years ago, <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> used to be all Fokkers which were about 20 minutes slower on that route. Otherwise the...

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by lat41
Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Frontier Reopen BOS Or Not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3035

RE: Will Frontier Reopen BOS Or Not?

UA will surely go on the attack if this incarnation of Frontier were to start flying to <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>. <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">P...

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