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by wjcandee
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Helps Stranded ODU Basketball Team
Replies: 63
Views: 7382

RE: AirTran Helps Stranded ODU Basketball Team

OH, I <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> LOVE SPIN! Just a few points in response to the latest posts: Airtran technically didn't have seats, but it found them. Did Delta even try? Once again, just because the computer shows full doesn't mean that the flight will go out full. How many ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Helps Stranded ODU Basketball Team
Replies: 63
Views: 7382

RE: AirTran Helps Stranded ODU Basketball Team

ChiGB: I understand your point for sure. But I think that a good job is a good job is a good job, and Groundstop gets credit for that. As I pointed out above, Delta's last flight appears to be the one implicated. We don't know the circumstances. Could be that it was full according to the computer ca...

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by wjcandee
Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Helps Stranded ODU Basketball Team
Replies: 63
Views: 7382

RE: AirTran Helps Stranded ODU Basketball Team

BTW, looking at the Delta and Airtran web sites for yesterday, I was interested to see that Delta's last flight out last night didn't actually leave the gate until AFTER the scheduled departure time for Airtran's flight 858. So if the team misconnected, it was a misconnect to an earlier-departing fl...

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by wjcandee
Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Helps Stranded ODU Basketball Team
Replies: 63
Views: 7382

RE: AirTran Helps Stranded ODU Basketball Team

Great job, GroundStop. Welcome to my respected users list.

I also appreciated the tone of your post and of your replies.

All the best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyHawaii New Airline!
Replies: 63
Views: 6953

RE: FlyHawaii New Airline!

Also, as to the ferry, the lower price may appeal to frequent travel by price-conscious residents. However, three or four hours on an infrequently-scheduled ferry almost defines "worth the extra money" when compared to very-frequently-scheduled, 35 minute airline flights that leave a short walk from...

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyHawaii New Airline!
Replies: 63
Views: 6953

RE: FlyHawaii New Airline!

Actually, 68 seats is a HECK of a lot less than the 123 seats that Hawaiian gets on these short flights (30-31" pitch). Sixty-eight is actually 45% fewer seats than the 717.

For what it's worth.

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would You Feel Safe Flying With Older Pilots?
Replies: 36
Views: 5774

RE: Would You Feel Safe Flying With Older Pilots?

My uncle, who is now in his 80s, flew for Eastern Airlines and was forced to retire at the mandatory retirement age. At retirement, the guy was practically an Adonis, the result of years of good living. He ran along the beach in front of his house every day, rowed his sculling shell on the Long Isla...

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Tristar In Service?
Replies: 13
Views: 3524

RE: ATA Tristar In Service?

Doubtful you'll ever see a TriStar in new colors. As to the flight you saw leaving <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>, ATA has been doing a rotator flight that goes <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - Int...

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by wjcandee
Wed Mar 16, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 757s In New Colors?
Replies: 21
Views: 8051

RE: DL 757s In New Colors?

Also, and probably more importantly, Gerry didn't like the new widget.

Uh, actually, more precisely, he didn't like the three-year-old new widget, as opposed to the the new new (old) widget. Uh, that is, he didn't like the curvy widget.

[Edited 2005-03-16 04:10:38]

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by wjcandee
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could JFK-BFL Work For B6?
Replies: 11
Views: 3118

RE: Could JFK-BFL Work For B6?

I would think that <acronym title="Bakersfield - Meadows Field (BFL / KBFL), USA - California">BFL</acronym> is in line right after <acronym title="Palm Springs - International (Regional / Municipal) (PSP / KPSP), USA - California">PSP</acronym>. In case nobody gets it, I don't think that either is ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings Still Looking At The 717
Replies: 34
Views: 7682

RE: Germanwings Still Looking At The 717

If there is money to be made (like with the TWA last-minute MD80 order), I would assume that Boeing will find a way to keep the line open. The closing announcement is, I assume, a final "put up or shut up" to potential 717 buyers. The 767 line thing is really sad, in that due almost exclusively to S...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Airlines Is Being Featured On The Reality TV
Replies: 7
Views: 4529

RE: ATA Airlines Is Being Featured On The Reality TV

ATA's more diverse operation could expand their story lines a bit as well. One of the better "Airline"s featured the guy who was working the tug on a tow-in gate for the first time. In that light, ATA could have stuff like (1) mechanic riding with the charters; (2) touching stories regarding militar...

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by wjcandee
Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Radisson Hotel At LAX Viewing Question.
Replies: 5
Views: 3337

RE: Radisson Hotel At LAX Viewing Question.

And if you ever go to Atlanta, stay at the Renaissance Concourse and ask for a high-floor room facing the runways. The runway-facing rooms all have sliding doors that open on very nice balconies, and it doesn't get much better than relaxing in a balcony chair with a beverage and watching the birdies...

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by wjcandee
Sun Mar 13, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Timco MX Base In GSO In BIG Trouble
Replies: 18
Views: 5829

RE: Timco MX Base In GSO In BIG Trouble

DL: I appreciate your explanation. As someone who flies your carrier all the time -- assuming your name indicates who it is -- I can tell you that the deadheading pilots who occasionally chat with me always have nothing but raves about the quality of your work.

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by wjcandee
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Timco MX Base In GSO In BIG Trouble
Replies: 18
Views: 5829

RE: Timco MX Base In GSO In BIG Trouble

Uh...wait a minute. There are two different issues here. First, immigration status. If they don't have it, that's illegal, they're illegal, and they're not allowed to work. Second, work quality. Just because someone is from another country doesn't mean that they can't be an excellent worker or an ex...

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by wjcandee
Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness
Replies: 93
Views: 14728

RE: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness

Geumuser: Obviously, you didn't carefully read either my post or the post to which it responded, so I'm not offended. For the zillionth time, I fully understand who regulates whom by what rules and how; what I was responding to was a statement by another poster challenging the assertion that, had a ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness
Replies: 93
Views: 14728

RE: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness

<i>"Quoted in the media? Well if I was a journalist I would ensure that I found the most sensationalistic soundbits, so that proves nothing.</i> Well, you're apparently not a journalist. "Respectable" publications in the US, notably the WSJ, have editors that insist on "balance" in a story. True, th...

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival Of Eastern Airlines
Replies: 20
Views: 6447

RE: Revival Of Eastern Airlines

Actually, it's technically correct grammar to restate the last word of a acronym name in which the last word is a description of the business. Yes, it's redundant, but it's correct. As to these lists...many names will never return because of who owns them. The TWA trademark, for example, is owned by...

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness
Replies: 93
Views: 14728

RE: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness

Sigh. LUFTI: I know that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> is regulated by its home authority, and the FAA technically has a "nuclear bomb" option. It does, however, have the "reckless" option, too, which it apparently is actively investigating. My point regarded those who were arguing o...

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Signs Cargo Deal With World Airways
Replies: 16
Views: 5484

RE: Air Canada Signs Cargo Deal With World Airways

YYZ: If this was "corporate nepotism", whatever that is, don't you think that the contract would have been issued when World was <i>desperate for business</i> just a couple of years ago, rather than now, when they are merely building their business. Then, they took contracts with marginal operators ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Abandons Food For Purchase
Replies: 68
Views: 8793

RE: DL Abandons Food For Purchase

The exact press release that you say you read expressly says in TWO PLACES that it doesn't apply to Song.

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by wjcandee
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Airlines Plans Accra Service
Replies: 13
Views: 5949

RE: North American Airlines Plans Accra Service

TWA: Very interesting. Your proposed schedule actually looks pretty efficient. You need some padding, I would think, at both ends both to make up time and to do maint. I know less about crew staging, so can't comment. I may be wrong about this, but I always assumed that World used its long sit time ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness
Replies: 93
Views: 14728

RE: FAA Accuse BA Of Recklessness

Regardless of all the opinions expressed here about whether this was permissible for <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> to do, one thing is abundantly clear: Several actually-knowledgeable actual-US-airline-pilots and dispatchers said the following: If we had done this, under the regs tha...

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by wjcandee
Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Airlines Plans Accra Service
Replies: 13
Views: 5949

RE: North American Airlines Plans Accra Service

Isn't NAA's military business set to drop precipitously in April? Would the Ghana service be an experiment to keep the 767s in the air? Well, actually, unless the "beyond Ghana" flight would take some of the 21 hours of "sitting" time built into the proposed schedule, I guess it wouldn't help much. ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Applies For JFK/ACC Service
Replies: 3
Views: 4095

RE: North American Applies For JFK/ACC Service

Clipper: There's some discussion of it here. None of it included analysis as good as yours (3 a/c, beyond service, etc.), but some info: <i><a href="/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1992537//6/" target=_blank>North American Airlines Plans Accra Service</a></i> <font size=1>(by <a href="/discu...

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by wjcandee
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrors! "LAX" Returns To NBC?!
Replies: 39
Views: 4962

RE: Horrors! "lax" Returns To NBC?!

I have been basically tongue in cheek in this thread so far (can't believe that folks really think that I think this show will end civilization as we know it), but I'm actually kind of amused at all the folks on here who ask what's "inaccurate" about the show. I'm not much concerned about the interc...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrors! "LAX" Returns To NBC?!
Replies: 39
Views: 4962

Horrors! "LAX" Returns To NBC?!

<i>If you don't like it, don't watch it. Why bitch about it?</i> Because it stands to destroy modern civilization. <i> ...who cares about their damn spelling, they aren't in a spelling bee...</i> One must always care about one's spelling. Particularly on a fancy commercial web site. It was also a wi...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants
Replies: 34
Views: 9504

RE: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants

Flybyguy: Not to put too fine a point on this, but I believe that you are misinformed. The sad fact is that you have a pretty good chance of someone on a full aircraft being infected with one or another blood-communicable disease. This could include crew members, but could also include passengers. I...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrors! "LAX" Returns To NBC?!
Replies: 39
Views: 4962

Horrors! "LAX" Returns To NBC?!

I used the search function but couldn't find anything on this site about this, so maybe it's new news. Apologies if it's not. The NBC web site is reporting that  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/vomit.gif" alt="vomit" border=0>  "<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KL...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants
Replies: 34
Views: 9504

RE: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants

Trav: A lovely post. Honest, inspirational, and dead-on. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Purchasing Shorthaul Ticket With Priceline
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

RE: Purchasing Shorthaul Ticket With Priceline

Specifically, I would read the Airline Ticket FAQ on that site.

[Edited 2005-03-08 03:36:03]

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Purchasing Shorthaul Ticket With Priceline
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

RE: Purchasing Shorthaul Ticket With Priceline

A very useful non-commercial source of information about Priceline bidding for airlines and hotels is <a href="http://www.biddingfortravel.com" target=_blank>http://www.biddingfortravel.com</a> They're a rough crowd there, and don't pull any punches. Read the instructions before posting there, becau...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants
Replies: 34
Views: 9504

RE: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants

I think some of you are missing the point. I think that it will come out, at least it seems so from the decision, that if the candidates had been truthful about their HIV status and the medications that they were taking, they would have been hired. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acrony...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stonecipher Resigns From Boeing
Replies: 150
Views: 14748

RE: Stonecipher Resigns From Boeing

ConEliteCMH: Bravo. I went to a high school with an honor code, a college with an honor code, a law school with an honor code, and I work in a profession that has, in essence, an honor code. Yes, there were folks who violated those codes; I have heard about them my whole life, and I have heard all t...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA And WN Codeshare Expands Today.
Replies: 20
Views: 3710

RE: ATA And WN Codeshare Expands Today.

Wow -- two stops from ISP to HNL for as low as $249 one-way. Not bad.

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stonecipher Resigns From Boeing
Replies: 150
Views: 14748

RE: Stonecipher Resigns From Boeing

A board member was just on Neil Cavuto's show on Fox News Channel. What I got from one person's comments was that: (1) The affair alone wasn't why he was fired and they wouldn't have fired him just b/c of an affair; (2) the woman was absolutely not claiming harassment or coercion, far from it; (3) t...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants
Replies: 34
Views: 9504

RE: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants

Okay, this makes a LITTLE more sense, although it may be a backdoor way to the same result. It appears from the decision that American did NOT screen for HIV antibodies (an "AIDS test"). It also did not ask about HIV prior to extending a conditional offer of employment. Rather, it did a medical exam...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants
Replies: 34
Views: 9504

RE: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants

I'll be interested to see how this works out. Here's a link to the actual opinion, which implies, at least, that American did do what the news article says they did. However, it is true that on motions to dismiss, the allegations in the pleading are assumed to be true, until proven otherwise further...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants
Replies: 34
Views: 9504

RE: AA Sued Over HIV Tests For Applicants

Something's wrong with this story. It's not common at all in the US for companies to do AIDS tests as part of employement screening. In most jobs, there's no physical given at all. In many states, it's illegal to do an AIDS test on someone, even someone who has given general consent for routine bloo...

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by wjcandee
Tue Mar 08, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stonecipher Resigns From Boeing
Replies: 150
Views: 14748

RE: Stonecipher Resigns From Boeing

Stonecipher wasn't looking to leave. There's an excellent summary in an <acronym title="Air One (Italy)">AP</acronym> article on the reasons for the ousting, including that Boeing has a strong code of conduct, of which Harry was a big advocate, and Harry violated it. I said during the Monica Lewinsk...

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by wjcandee
Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's The WN/ATA Codeshare Working?
Replies: 31
Views: 4402

RE: How's The WN/ATA Codeshare Working?

Regarding the discussion about Chicago Express: While that carrier was giving ATA 3000 pax per day, according to a poster on this board, versus maybe 1000 per day today from the <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> code share, remember that those Chicago Express conx pax were for m...

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by wjcandee
Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Song Seating
Replies: 18
Views: 2346

RE: Question About Song Seating

WDBRR: You're right. Rows 1-4 are considered premium, as are a few around the exit rows.

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by wjcandee
Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Song Seating
Replies: 18
Views: 2346

RE: Question About Song Seating

In fact, on your very flight, as of 7:44 pm, the first four rows are marked as premium, but rows 4-8 are not. They're available to the general public, but they're full, except for some center seats. Four window seats are left for premium (read Medallion or full-fare pax) in the first four rows; all ...

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by wjcandee
Mon Mar 07, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Song Seating
Replies: 18
Views: 2346

RE: Question About Song Seating

On the Delta (rather than Song) web site seat map, those are shown as "premium" seats. My dad just scored one of them for paying Y fare ($249 from <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Flo...

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by wjcandee
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Week's SWA Rumor...
Replies: 48
Views: 8628

RE: This Week's SWA Rumor...

Whoa. Doesn't ATA have ETOPS 757s? Can't 757s do BWI-Europe without a fuel stop? So what's the problem?

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by wjcandee
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Southern Air?
Replies: 5
Views: 3603

RE: What Is Southern Air?

It's a 200. They have an all-200, all-GE-powered fleet. The fleet is around 4 aircraft. They are the successor to the old Southern Air, formerly the infamous Southern Air Transport, formerly "connected" to the Central Intelligence Agency, for whom it did a lot of work. They used to fly C-130s as wel...

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by wjcandee
Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran 9762 Ferry At 10,000, What's Up?
Replies: 23
Views: 8951

RE: AirTran 9762 Ferry At 10,000, What's Up?

BOS2LAF: You mean this one?  vomit 

Does that mean you just made a pissy post in which you did this?  footinmouth ?

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by wjcandee
Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran 9762 Ferry At 10,000, What's Up?
Replies: 23
Views: 8951

RE: AirTran 9762 Ferry At 10,000, What's Up?

Quickmover, maybe this helps answer your question (an excerpt from Jane's World Airlines in July 2004): "AirTran Airways has opened a new maintenance facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The hangar covers 56,700 sq ft and also has a 20,000 sq ft office block attached. Up to ...

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by wjcandee
Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The CO Connection (Colgan) Saabs?
Replies: 28
Views: 4579

RE: Where Are The CO Connection (Colgan) Saabs?

Just out of curiosity, how expensive is the "very expensive" SAAB decal? I don't have a sense of the order of magnitude of what we're talking about. $100? $1000? 10,000? And, if it's so expensive, why do folks apply it in the first place? Is there a sense that passengers typically know or care what ...

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by wjcandee
Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran 9762 Ferry At 10,000, What's Up?
Replies: 23
Views: 8951

RE: AirTran 9762 Ferry At 10,000, What's Up?

<i>OPNLGuy said: "...you just don't carry passengers on a maintenance ferry..."</i> (Time to stir the pot with a pithy comment <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/stirthepot.gif" alt="stirthepot" border=0> ...) <b>That is, unless, unless you're <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acro...

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