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by FlewGSW
Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Spending To Much Political Capital?
Replies: 61
Views: 3813

RE: Southwest Spending To Much Political Capital?

Thanks ScottB, CJPark, FlyingTexan. Great posts!!! Good information! ScottB, the #4 point I made is one I hear from the news media. Watch George S. on ABC Sunday mornings and during his round table discussions from time to time guests say how bad deregulation is, that it is a failure (especially the...

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by FlewGSW
Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Spending To Much Political Capital?
Replies: 61
Views: 3813

RE: Southwest Spending To Much Political Capital?

If Love Field is closed....then would <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> fly from <acronym title="Fort Worth - Meacham International (FTW / KFTW), USA - Texas">FTW</acronym>? Same problem again. (It ain't goin happen.) About <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 7...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: SAT-LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 4190

RE: AA: SAT-LAX

Don't forget that Braniff picked up this route in the late 70's the moment deregulation allowed airlines to start service on any dormant routes.

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jul 24, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Spending To Much Political Capital?
Replies: 61
Views: 3813

RE: Southwest Spending To Much Political Capital?

Remember when <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> opened, and many airlines flew instead into <acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym> to connect to their hubs? Because <acronym title="Houston - Wi...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Spending To Much Political Capital?
Replies: 61
Views: 3813

RE: Southwest Spending To Much Political Capital?

I agree with your topic title. I think this just might back fire on <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. The end resulting in laws that dictate that a community can dictate which airport(s) they will allow commercial service into, not an airline. Result is that <acronym title="Sea...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Adds Flights To Jamaica,Chile,Uruguay,C. Rica
Replies: 20
Views: 7058

RE: AA Adds Flights To Jamaica,Chile,Uruguay,C. Rica

I've heard he some things, but MIA-MVD will start November 1.

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW's New Terminal D Is Open
Replies: 33
Views: 6567

RE: DFW's New Terminal D Is Open

AA and <acronym title="American Eagle (USA)">MQ</acronym> are on a 30 day hold to start service from Terminal D. That means that once <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and <acronym title="American Eagle (USA)">MQ</acronym> accept the Terminal they have 30 days to move in. Right n...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA JFK Terminal C Opens Wednesday
Replies: 34
Views: 12202

AA JFK Terminal C Opens Wednesday

The below press release is dated 22 April. This past week the news came out that opening date has been set for this coming Wednesday, July 27 , 2005. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> will open the first phase of its new world class International Terminal at <acronym title="New Y...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Jul 16, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About The American Airlines A300 Fleet
Replies: 46
Views: 10180

RE: Questions About The American Airlines A300 Fle

A-300 <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> routes this week are: <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> - <acronym title="Santa Fe de Bogota (El Dorado) (BOG / SKBO), Colombia">BOG</acronym> <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA)...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO And Its Denver Hub
Replies: 37
Views: 6809

RE: CO And Its Denver Hub

Here is a bit a history. Name the first expansion hub announced for American Airlines. The answer is Denver. Yes! Once the new airport was announced, and with <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN),...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Wants To Increase International Routes
Replies: 122
Views: 13573

RE: AA Wants To Increase International Routes

757 winglet fleet, if it is a go, will only be used on the sub-fleet of 757s that fly between California and Hawaii. That sub-fleet would then be move to fly <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-Europe or <acronym title...

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by FlewGSW
Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cast Your Vote On The Wright Amendment
Replies: 59
Views: 5790

RE: Cast Your Vote On The Wright Amendment

Close the Fire Station at Love Field. That will force all passenger flights over 50 seats to leave <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym>. If any airline still wants to serve the flying public in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metro area, then they will have to fly from ...

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by FlewGSW
Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Ridden DFW's SkyLink?
Replies: 21
Views: 4133

RE: Anyone Ridden DFW's SkyLink?

Just one issue with the tram stations, no flight display monitors. I stood in a station above terminal C waiting for my train and had 4 groups ask where they were to go. (I was wearing dress casual attire so I might have looked like an employee.) I told them to use their cell phones and dial #AA for...

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by FlewGSW
Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines At JFK
Replies: 33
Views: 7811

RE: American Airlines At JFK

I too, PresRED, have heard that the outstanding issue with the new gates are the moving walkways and elevators. I confirmed that the strike among those workers has caused this delay. About what to do with the extra gates. New routes, in the form of copying what Continental has done from <acronym tit...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: AA And CO Get China Rights
Replies: 85
Views: 11872

RE: Official: AA And CO Get China Rights

Where the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> planes are coming from for this route: The two 777s that were pegged to fly to China starting this year will instead fly between <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> and <acronym title="Buenos...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Terminal D And AA
Replies: 2
Views: 3181

DFW Terminal D And AA

AA plans to start flying out of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>'s new terminal D on July 9, 2005. The markets to be served by both <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and Eagle are: Mexico Canada Europe Japan (Osaka start...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA HNL-NRT Service
Replies: 23
Views: 5214

RE: AA HNL-NRT Service

The way I heard it a few months back was... 1. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> will use 767-300 on the route 2. One day a week, a slot is not available at the same time of day. 3. There is another "runway" that does have slots available on the seventh day around the desired tim...

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by FlewGSW
Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Add LGA-CLT,LGA-ATL - End LGA-MCI
Replies: 58
Views: 8710

RE: AA To Add LGA-CLT,LGA-ATL - End LGA-MCI

Also stopping in April will be <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s between <acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (ST...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Feb 06, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle New Service Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 8181

RE: American Eagle New Service Announced

All the Eagle flights have now been loaded into <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>.com <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YU...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Shanghai
Replies: 16
Views: 4300

RE: AA To Shanghai

I heard the same rumor this week too. I do know that due to the delay in an announcement from DOT (they were to announce 2 weeks ago, but that is politics for you) that the airplanes <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> has set aside for a June 9 start will be used elsewhere (3rd da...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle New Service Announced
Replies: 40
Views: 8181

American Eagle New Service Announced

It's already on employee links <acronym title="New Orleans - Lakefront (NEW / KNEW), USA - Louisiana">NEW</acronym> AMERICAN EAGLE MARKET for sale starting FEBRUARY 6, 2005 <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> - <acrony...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BOS-MAN: Stopped?!
Replies: 31
Views: 6023

RE: AA BOS-MAN: Stopped?!

GLA-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> 1. It's on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s wish list 2. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is compairing the cost to upgrade more 757 f...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jan 16, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unforgettable Memories: Boarding 727 Through Tail!
Replies: 60
Views: 9511

RE: Unforgettable Memories: Boarding 727 Through Tail!

In March 2000, I was on a chartered Continental 727 out of Guam. We had to use the tail stairs as there was no equipment at the military airport we flew into. I understand that the plane was soon to be the last Continental 727 in service.

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Out Of Bankruptcy In June
Replies: 91
Views: 13157

RE: US Airways Out Of Bankruptcy In June

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. CHANGE the NAME from USAirways to......something else, anything else. It's all in the name now. Stay as is and the public will avoid, change the name and the public won't know the difference. Yep, the public is that ill informed. Our neighbors want cheap s...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jan 09, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest US Domestic Route Without Nonstop Service?
Replies: 25
Views: 6299

RE: Busiest US Domestic Route Without Nonstop Service?

By definition, the #1 domestic route within the USA is between:

KOA-LIH That's right, between two Hawaiian islands.

Really. Look it up. I WIN! What's my prize?

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jan 09, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service To Nagoya Japan
Replies: 23
Views: 3786

RE: AA Service To Nagoya Japan

There are still 13 weeks until the start of service. So a lot will change. My source (not a pilot of flight attendant) says that future bookings are very poor starting with the first flight on April 3. For the month of April, the future bookings has a load factor of less then 1%. There are more than...

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by FlewGSW
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shanghai - USA New Route Announcement
Replies: 60
Views: 10956

Shanghai - USA New Route Announcement

Is scheduled to be made on Thursday, January 20. But that is the date President Bush is inaugurated. So the street says that the announcement will be made on Friday, January 21. The street also says the odds on favorite is Continental to fly to/from Newark starting May 1. However, if <acronym title=...

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by FlewGSW
Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Goal - Damage Control
Replies: 33
Views: 4682

RE: USAirways Goal - Damage Control

Solution suggestion Time for a new name, in the spirit of what ValueJet did after their DC-9 crash in the Everglades. Changing name to AirTrans fixed their identity problem. So, what should US Airways change to? Think, think, think, think....oh bother. How about some honey! The logo could be a bee. ...

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by FlewGSW
Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Seasonal Flights HNL-OGG
Replies: 6
Views: 3065

RE: AA Seasonal Flights HNL-OGG

HNL-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> has a slot problem at <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>. There are not 7 days worth of the same time slots. There are slots on "some other runway"...

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by FlewGSW
Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: AA To Increase Pacific Services By 50%
Replies: 35
Views: 7040

RE: WSJ: AA To Increase Pacific Services By 50%

GALGAZ - <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym> is off the to-do-list, and placed back onto the would-like-to-do-if-nothing-...

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by FlewGSW
Mon Jan 03, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Goal - Damage Control
Replies: 33
Views: 4682

RE: USAirways Goal - Damage Control

ANCFlyer - I understand your point. My personal opinion is that business is business, the cheapest fare balanced with the fastest flight(s) is the current marker winner. US Airways on time numbers are not far off from other airlines. Heck, most airlines in the U.S.A. today are only a few percentage ...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA BOS - Ponta Delgada..Maybe?
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

RE: AA BOS - Ponta Delgada..Maybe?

Prior to <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s recent decision to gound more S80s, there was a goal to have 3 daily 757 flights out of <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> heading for UK/Ireland. So a ...

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by FlewGSW
Sun Jan 02, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Goal - Damage Control
Replies: 33
Views: 4682

RE: USAirways Goal - Damage Control

Well, here goes. US Airways lost most of the passengers that flew with them over Christmas for good, those folks won't be coming back no matter what you do. Now for a dose of reality. Those "vacation" passengers, who fly based on price only, are not US Airways bread and butter core passengers, the b...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Jan 01, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F/A "Sickout" -- The Facts
Replies: 45
Views: 9219

RE: US F/A "Sickout" -- The Facts

Say, TommyBoy My two cents worth..... Employees (I'm not taking about anyone on this post) – I guess it is human nature that whenever you have a workforce, you get folks that are, well, sort of negative. The type that Saturday Night Live this season has done two skits about, you know the one about D...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: AA To Increase Pacific Services By 50%
Replies: 35
Views: 7040

RE: WSJ: AA To Increase Pacific Services By 50%

One route that has fallen off the radar for summer 2005 is: <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym>. The 757s and crews tagge...

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by FlewGSW
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F/A "Sickout" -- The Facts
Replies: 45
Views: 9219

RE: US F/A "Sickout" -- The Facts

We all need to see some more statistics. How many flights did USAirways fly during the Christmas Holidays of 2003 verses 2004? How many total Flight Attendants were there during the same time period in 2003 verses 2004? What was the percentage of Flight Attendants on "reserve" status in 2003 verses ...

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by FlewGSW
Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

This link talks about the vendor SBS.

http://reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=7194675

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by FlewGSW
Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/2004-12-28-comair-usat_x.htm?csp=34

This link talks about the 32,000 limit.

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by FlewGSW
Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

From the <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> on December 28. I found a newspaper web site that does not require you to "register". http://www.indystar.com/articles/1/205219-7971-223.html "Comair spokesman Nick Miller said the Delta subsidiary already had planned to replace its scheduling s...

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by FlewGSW
Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

Wednesday December 29, 5:13 PM EST
HEBRON, Ky. (AP)--Comair resumed a normal flight schedule Wednesday.

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by FlewGSW
Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Dropping Soda From Inflight Service?
Replies: 41
Views: 10046

RE: AA Dropping Soda From Inflight Service?

Well, the post is true. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, on some routes, like <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> to <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: A...

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by FlewGSW
Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

CORRECTION!!!!!!!!! The software/hardware was NOT, NOT, NOT provided by Sabre. I posted that earlier, and I got it wrong. My very very very bad. The computer system in question runs AIX. The computers never went down and are still working. This has been an application size limit. This application wa...

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by FlewGSW
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

OttoPylit, your are correct, I don't have any details on Comair's circumstances. And I'm thirsty for more! I only know what one airline is doing to respond to their own computer outage earlier in 2004 that cost that company $8.5m. One assumption is to keep flying because the crews will stay with the...

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by FlewGSW
Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

Bookin, good to hear. Next month I will attend a product demo by Sabre. They will be showing their suite of Crew Schedule/following/training applications. If you don't mind, what questions would you like to ask now that were not asked 2+ years ago? Also, what Crew systems are Delta/Comair going to? ...

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by FlewGSW
Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

Sidishus, thanks!

I'll read through these links tomorrow, for tonight we par-tay!
The phrase "before the flight departs" will be the key.

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by FlewGSW
Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

Sidishus. Thanks for the information! I don't know what a "POI Handbook is. I have looked up the FARs on the FAAs website, and it says that a pilot cannot accept nor can be assigned a flight that exceeds duty times. It says nothing about the company being responsible for keeping those times. So if a...

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by FlewGSW
Tue Dec 28, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Fault: US Airways Or American?
Replies: 41
Views: 7058

RE: Who's Fault: US Airways Or American?

What that todays, December 27th flight? If so it went out full, and left two <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> passengers bumped to a later Eagle flight. So <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> would not have accepted any other airlines travelers when they could ...

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by FlewGSW
Tue Dec 28, 2004 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair Cancellations
Replies: 87
Views: 9919

RE: Comair Cancellations

OttoPylit, I like your post. Some incites of mine are... "They could have dispatched all flights, but when you have 1100 flights and triple that number with crews (3 man crew), who is to know how legal the crews are?" The answer is the crewmember. Both Pilots and Flight Attendants are responsible fo...

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by FlewGSW
Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did Your Airline Handle The 12/23 Storm?
Replies: 31
Views: 5773

RE: How Did Your Airline Handle The 12/23 Storm?

For 23DEC04, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> cancelled 22 flights system wide, of which 20 were due to weather. American Eagle RJs and Saabs cancelled 172 flights system wide, of which 125 were weather. American Eagle ATRs cancelled 4 flights system wide, none due to weather. F...

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by FlewGSW
Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways
Replies: 73
Views: 7623

RE: US Airways

4.) Customer loyalty - When <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> started their AdvAAntage program, only passengers on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> flights got awards that could be used only on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> flights. To...

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