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by airfrnt
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 And US Airports
Replies: 75
Views: 9315

RE: A380 And US Airports

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by airfrnt
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Reluctantly Take Del'y Of Next A340
Replies: 78
Views: 14590

RE: South African Reluctantly Take Del'y Of Next A340

CRJ900,

Tell that to anyone who took delivery of a L1011, one of the DC10 with cargo door problems or any of the A34X's that were shipped overweight.

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by airfrnt
Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday DEN!
Replies: 17
Views: 2291

RE: Happy 10th Birthday DEN!

Congrads <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> which has gone from having a horrible <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> rep due to United's baggage deb...

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by airfrnt
Sat Feb 26, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Lost $326 Million In Jan.
Replies: 58
Views: 6335

RE: United Lost $326 Million In Jan.

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by airfrnt
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia Orders 30 A32S (15 A318s, 9 A320, 6 A321)
Replies: 109
Views: 14645

RE: Iberia Orders 30 A32S (15 A318s, 9 A320, 6 A321)

Well done to Airbus and IB. I would be curious what the last offer sheet from Boeing and Airbus looked like.

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by airfrnt
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Buys Boeing 737 For Less Then Half Price?
Replies: 78
Views: 12799

RE: Ryanair Buys Boeing 737 For Less Then Half Price?

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by airfrnt
Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Buys Boeing 737 For Less Then Half Price?
Replies: 78
Views: 12799

RE: Ryanair Buys Boeing 737 For Less Then Half Price?

The deal makes a lot of sense at a couple of different levels. One is simply that Boeing has considerable more capacity to deliver planes. That means that they can lower there margins a bit and make up for it with greater efficiencies in manufacturing and greater bulk. There is a reason why Henry Fo...

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by airfrnt
Fri Feb 25, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Order 50+ Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 13708

RE: Ryanair To Order 50+ Boeing

DfwRevolution, It definitly looks like <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> wanted there production quotas filled up to 2011. Since the 787 should be full in production around there (the last time I saw a 787-9, it was penciled in for 2012 correct?) <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acro...

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by airfrnt
Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To Order 50+ Boeing
Replies: 81
Views: 13708

RE: Ryanair To Order 50+ Boeing

One more thing to remember, Airbus sold a lot of A320 while Boeing's inept former CEO sat on his hands. That tied up a lot of there delivery slots. Boeing's new management staff is playing that well by drastically increasing the production slots for the 737, and doing variable pricing that looks nic...

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by airfrnt
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..
Replies: 53
Views: 6818

RE: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..

I have never heard any american describe leahy as a terrorist. But hey, I may just be a ignorant American. Excuse me I need to go brush up my boots. I think Boeing fans tend to think of Leahy as American's thought of Yamamato. A very effective person that they would rather not have to deal with....

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by airfrnt
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..
Replies: 53
Views: 6818

RE: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..

Foxbravo,

I know of a situation that occured at my company where a very senior ("C-Level") executive left without a NDA or NCC in place. They held his last paycheck hostage for the NDA, but we could not for a NCC.

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by airfrnt
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will America Outsource Its Air Travel?
Replies: 20
Views: 3477

RE: Will America Outsource Its Air Travel?

There is a lot of the typical A.net bias against anything LCC here. Now partially my attitude is dismisive about the majors simply because the LCC's provide a better experience and a better rate then the majors do today. I have enjoyed (*almost due to a certain annoying gentleman in seat 2A) every f...

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by airfrnt
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..
Replies: 53
Views: 6818

RE: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..

David Neeleman's contract was not based on his employment contract, but rather by the terms that were in the merger between his old company and South West. It's not uncommon for senior executives that either have a lot of senority or who had good negotiation skills when they joined the company to no...

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by airfrnt
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..
Replies: 53
Views: 6818

RE: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..

MauriceB If the demand that Airbus thought was out there for A380 class ships where actually out there, I suspect that they would have broke even by now. IIRC the 747, 737, A330 and 777 all broke even before the first plane lifted. In the 747's case they were actually at $4 billion dollars worth of ...

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by airfrnt
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People Express How Did It Go Under After 2 Years?
Replies: 21
Views: 8215

RE: People Express How Did It Go Under After 2 Years?

Variable Pricing also had a huge effect. Check out the Book Hard Landing for more details, but in a nutshell, when the majors started variable pricing seats depending on the type of consumer, they increased there own profitability significantly. Burr misunderestimated what was going on and tried to ...

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by airfrnt
Wed Feb 23, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..
Replies: 53
Views: 6818

RE: Leahy To Join Boeing? Rumors..

Keesje, this article was really interesting, but did you need to throw the AvB line in at the end? It's a little obnoxious. As for Leahy going over to Boeing, that would be a massive massive blow to Airbus. It would disrupt every major campaign that Airbus has going on. Leahy also may be seeing the ...

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by airfrnt
Sat Feb 05, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many LCCs Have Gone Under?
Replies: 39
Views: 5127

RE: How Many LCCs Have Gone Under?

And for the states, the first real big imitator of South West, People Express. They got killed by the variable pricing model.

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by airfrnt
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Airport Boss: No A380 Here
Replies: 113
Views: 19367

RE: Atlanta Airport Boss: No A380 Here

A lot of people who clearly have never been to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> are posting here alleging conspiracies that can be disproven from simply looking at the airport. <acronym title="Atlanta - H...

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by airfrnt
Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Expect The A380 To Fail?
Replies: 103
Views: 15900

RE: Why Do People Expect The A380 To Fail?

Ignoring some of the more useless trolls up above, I would add this bit to the list. I simply am against the A380 because I feel it causes airplane makers to endorse failed business plans. Very few people here mention the absolute havoc that the 747s caused when introduced. Mostly they flew empty. T...

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by airfrnt
Sat Dec 18, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Wants To Lose Baggage System @ DEN
Replies: 12
Views: 4364

RE: UA Wants To Lose Baggage System @ DEN

DEN's baggage system was the cause of much ridicule and I still run into uninformed passengers who joke about it. However, I have flown thru <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">D...

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by airfrnt
Sun Oct 10, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier & A Hub Out East
Replies: 45
Views: 4037

RE: Frontier & A Hub Out East

I think that there is a outside chance that <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> may chose to move into an east coast market if US does a belly flop. However, I think there is a much better chance that we will see a round of consolidation before that, and I suspect that either <acro...

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by airfrnt
Thu Sep 16, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 And AA Merger Talks?
Replies: 60
Views: 10145

RE: F9 And AA Merger Talks?

Moman: Yes, to a degree. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> leaving <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> allows for more traffic thru a major hub. As Crandall figured out way back when Hubs are more and more profitable when the...

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by airfrnt
Thu Sep 16, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 And AA Merger Talks?
Replies: 60
Views: 10145

RE: F9 And AA Merger Talks?

The <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/F9 stuff is extremely unlikely for a variety of reasons. 1) <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> owns <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. Having another hub so close i...

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by airfrnt
Fri Sep 03, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Deploy A346 To DEN
Replies: 22
Views: 4800

RE: LH To Deploy A346 To DEN

If it is a proving run for the 346, denver's high and dry location would help that out. I may have to swing by <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> to take a look at...

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by airfrnt
Fri Sep 03, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Restructuring Expected At UAL
Replies: 59
Views: 7864

RE: Major Restructuring Expected At UAL

To answer the question about <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, I can not see <acronym title="United Airli...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Profit In 2004
Replies: 8
Views: 2747

RE: Airbus Profit In 2004

Mostly this is because the up front cost of developing the A380 and A346 are loans rather then percentages of the current revenue. I suspect that the numbers would be drastically different (to the tune of about 8 billion) if EADS had to report that.

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA
Replies: 76
Views: 8692

RE: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA

Something to back up my points above. <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> is getting the 346, not <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA -...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA
Replies: 76
Views: 8692

RE: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA

IMHO, there is very little chance for a <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> route. The...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Deploy A346 To DEN
Replies: 22
Views: 4800

RE: LH To Deploy A346 To DEN

The gates at <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> in A concourse are plenty big (there are 4 international gates in A concourse that are owned by the city). They put...

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by airfrnt
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL's New Int'l Landside Terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 4739

RE: ATL's New Int'l Landside Terminal

The new landside terminal is one of three being considered or built. The other two are a commuter terminal and a new south terminal. The new South Terminal would also have a number of owned by the city gates (Atlanta's bane has almost always been the fact that just about every gate at the airport is...

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by airfrnt
Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA
Replies: 76
Views: 8692

RE: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA

Airportplan: According to there own route map, <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> does fly international out of <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acrony...

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by airfrnt
Thu Aug 26, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA
Replies: 76
Views: 8692

RE: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA

All of the people complaining that <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> is looking at service that <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), ...

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by airfrnt
Wed Aug 25, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA
Replies: 76
Views: 8692

RE: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA

VSLover -> Yes. One of the rules in Bermuda <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> is that any of the British Flag carriers can fly to/from a particular city on the list if it is unchallanged by any other carrier. So if <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> were to...

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by airfrnt
Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA
Replies: 76
Views: 8692

DEN Makes Overseas Pitch To UA

Denver International Airport is making its most aggressive pitch in several years to try to persuade United Airlines to launch trans-Atlantic or trans-Pacific flights from DIA. Airport officials hope to capitalize on several recent developments, including an increase in United's passenger demand on ...

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by airfrnt
Wed Aug 25, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If.......? (a Question For The MCI Forumers)
Replies: 24
Views: 5339

RE: What If.......? (a Question For The MCI Forume

The <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym>/<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> stuff for <acronym title="Frontier A...

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by airfrnt
Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To ATA?.......
Replies: 59
Views: 9675

RE: What Will Happen To ATA?.......

I am not sure that even <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> is going to step up on this one. There are a lot of good reasons why <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> would step up, but one really big reason for them to stay hunkered down in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson...

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by airfrnt
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bush To EU:
Replies: 44
Views: 5757

RE: Bush To EU:

<i> That embarrassment of a President GW Bush routinely puts his foot in his mouth. I am just curious as to why he feels he has liberty to even comment on this. He certainly wouldn't like it if Chirac or Schroeder told him what relations our government should have with businesses here in the United ...

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by airfrnt
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA To Penalize All For UA,AA ORD Actions
Replies: 26
Views: 7434

RE: FAA To Penalize All For UA,AA ORD Actions

<i>Now I realize this quote is from a guy with a vested interest (the carriers he represents have a total of 9 flights a day out of <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>), but I have yet to see in print where the FAA or anyone else has claimed oth...

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by airfrnt
Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Connecting Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1742

RE: DEN Connecting Advice

Weird, my post went away. Give yourself a lot of time in <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>. The International area has took a very long time last time I came up f...

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by airfrnt
Fri Aug 20, 2004 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Could/would LUV Do When US Is Gone?
Replies: 13
Views: 3211

RE: What Could/would LUV Do When US Is Gone?

LUV Has a pretty strict growth target each year. I suspect if US does go under, it will actually take a bit for everyone else to spin up. OTOH with all of the planes sitting around idle, and with some decently deep pockets, I think we could see another new LCC startup, perhaps with a existing brand ...

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by airfrnt
Fri Aug 20, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA To Penalize All For UA,AA ORD Actions
Replies: 26
Views: 7434

RE: FAA To Penalize All For UA,AA ORD Actions

The FAA explicitly stated that the reason for the second rounds of cuts was that while <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> had vectored back there flights, it was immediately picked up by other flyers. Unfortunately <acronym t...

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by airfrnt
Thu Aug 19, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bronner: Bankruptcy = No USAirways
Replies: 90
Views: 11737

RE: Bronner: Bankruptcy = No USAirways

F9 has also been showing signs of interest in US's markets. I would not be surprised to see some expansion into those markets by <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym>, but <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> is rather limited in what they can or can't do. The Star a...

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by airfrnt
Thu Aug 19, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Intercon By Foreign Carriers Only?
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

RE: Airports With Intercon By Foreign Carriers Onl

Actually, Intercon service wise, I think <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> qualifies. Since <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is rabidly against...

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by airfrnt
Fri Aug 13, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Not Happy With DIA Expansion Bid
Replies: 22
Views: 5621

RE: Frontier Airlines Not Happy With DIA Expansion

By "having their own concourse" I actually meant "owning" rather then leasing. To figure out what this is important, take a look at the poor state of some terminals across the United States that are owned by the airline rather then by the airport. As for D, the only thing I have read is that there w...

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by airfrnt
Fri Aug 13, 2004 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Not Happy With DIA Expansion Bid
Replies: 22
Views: 5621

RE: Frontier Airlines Not Happy With DIA Expansion

SuperDASH -> I have actually heard the opposite on many occasions, not the least of which is when Newsweek (or Time) put DIA on the cover as the best run airport in America. (BTW, in this case, I say DIA rather then <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - C...

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by airfrnt
Sat Aug 07, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At DEN
Replies: 11
Views: 2710

RE: Spotting At DIA

(Before anyone snipes, DIA is obviously <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> in this case). Not much of a spotter, but <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton Intern...

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by airfrnt
Fri Jul 02, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA Goes Under, What Happens To Its Hubs?
Replies: 77
Views: 10937

RE: If UA Goes Under, What Happens To Its Hubs?

"Without United, Denver goes bankrupt. Frontier may go with it if there is not a government bailout of Denver too. San Fran and Denver are classic examples of airports overbuilding and running their costs so high that if a major tenant goes away, the airport implodes." First of all, you make it soun...

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by airfrnt
Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA Goes Under, What Happens To Its Hubs?
Replies: 77
Views: 10937

RE: If UA Goes Under, What Happens To Its Hubs?

As far as <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> goes, things could get very interesting. <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), ...

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