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by wjcandee
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran's 737NG In PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 3262

RE: Airtran's 737NG In PHL

IAHERJ: Thanks for that confirmation about the backup compass. I think I remember being told that tidbit by a TWA 717 driver once, now that you mention it. At first blush, it sounds like a preposterous location, but maybe not: in a way I guess it's like a very, very primitive heads up display! --Bil...

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by wjcandee
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA An Their L110's
Replies: 14
Views: 3470

RE: ATA An Their L110's

Leelaw: The all-f/c L1011 is no more. I actually have a brochure on it, that an ATA pilot was nice enough to get for me and give to me when they were still marketing it. Lemme tell you, it looked SWEET inside. Dunno what happened to the interior fixtures.

Best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran's 737NG In PHL
Replies: 27
Views: 3262

RE: Airtran's 737NG In PHL

Query: Do folks like having the two display screens up in front of them on the 717 vs the single panel on the 737? Also, where does the weather radar go on the 717? Can it be brought up on one of the two "dash" panels? Is the location of the backup horizon (down low) on the 717 uncomfortable? First ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Feb 26, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Expands Hawaii Service
Replies: 27
Views: 4752

RE: ATA Expands Hawaii Service

Maybe ATA will manage to get the flights correct on their website BEFORE the announcement this time, rather than a week later. Southwest had it flawless, of course, on the first day.

--Bill

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by wjcandee
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Burbank
Replies: 94
Views: 8423

RE: JetBlue To Burbank

FA4B6: No. It's a reasoned, rational, reality-check on the following, rather short-sighted statement from JetBlueFan1: "It's an airline built for the bad times and therefore has not had to adjust its cost structure...unlike your beloved Delta." There's no question that JetBlue's profits and cash flo...

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by wjcandee
Sat Feb 26, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Expands Hawaii Service
Replies: 27
Views: 4752

RE: ATA Expands Hawaii Service

Bluewave: About <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym>, that was the poster's point. He was saying that Southwest would codeshare with ATA, so that you would take Southwest to Vegas, where you would board ATA and reverse. He was comparing...

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by wjcandee
Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Burbank
Replies: 94
Views: 8423

RE: JetBlue To Burbank

JetBlueFan1: Remember that your favorite airline has benefitted from some significant advantages of being a start-up. First, deferred lease payments. Second, employees all hired at the same time. Traditionally, folks want to make more money the longer that the work somewhere. It's highly unlikely th...

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by wjcandee
Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's Official UPS Closing Old Emery/Menlo Air Hub
Replies: 7
Views: 5414

RE: It's Official UPS Closing Old Emery/Menlo Air Hub

This is as predicted. There was no question in my mind that this business was going to go to UPS Airlines. The only question was whether the hub would stay open. UPS originally suggested that it would, but it looks like it won't. Express.net and CAT will be hurt by this. World will lose the business...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 25, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did JFK Re-surpass EWR?
Replies: 16
Views: 2719

RE: When Did JFK Re-surpass EWR?

Well, to the extent that JetBlue wants to establish a record of reliable service, <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> is actually an excellent place for them to go. Given that it's basically wide-open for most of the day, an...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did JFK Re-surpass EWR?
Replies: 16
Views: 2719

RE: When Did JFK Re-surpass EWR?

PVG: There is a corridor in New Jersey that stretches from Newark south to Princeton and even Trenton (including New Brunswick, home of Rutgers University), as well as a blob of New Jersey stretching west from the Hudson River along the west side of Manhattan (including Hoboken, the huge office comp...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Burbank
Replies: 94
Views: 8423

RE: JetBlue To Burbank

N1120A said: "A320s don't have the short field ability that the 757 has."

So this means that Song could do this route if Delta gets a little adventurous!

--Bill

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Expands Hawaii Service
Replies: 27
Views: 4752

ATA Expands Hawaii Service

Phoenix-<acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym> and Phoenix-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> each go from twice per week to daily (six times per week on 4/3 and daily on 6/7). <acronym title="Las Ve...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying The Omega Tanker- Simply Awesome!
Replies: 18
Views: 4076

RE: Flying The Omega Tanker- Simply Awesome!

Omega and Evergreen also had a joint venture to operate a private KDC10 tanker. <a href="http://www.globalairtankerservice.com" target=_blank>http://www.globalairtankerservice.com</a> but I don't see the link to it on the Evergreen web site anymore <a href="http://www.evergreenaviation.com" target=_...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Burbank
Replies: 94
Views: 8423

RE: JetBlue To Burbank

As to range, one poster cited the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 757 into <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glendale / Pasadena) - Bob Hope (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym> from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William...

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by wjcandee
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Burbank
Replies: 94
Views: 8423

RE: JetBlue To Burbank

Now I personally would find it to be completely swell if they would serve <acronym title="Palm Springs - International (Regional / Municipal) (PSP / KPSP), USA - California">PSP</acronym> from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acro...

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by wjcandee
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Language Issues At JFK On Local News
Replies: 37
Views: 8898

RE: ATC Language Issues At JFK On Local News

Hey, guys, I wasn't trying to make as broad a point as you think. I was trying only to make a narrow point about US procedures. I was commenting in response to someone else's comment that the US commands are "written by lawyers", and that we should automatically adopt the ICAO commands in the US. My...

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by wjcandee
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Language Issues At JFK On Local News
Replies: 37
Views: 8898

RE: ATC Language Issues At JFK On Local News

You know, there's no need to SPECULATE about the Tenerife crash when it's so well-documented. They changed certain commands from using "cleared" (specifically from "cleared into position" to "taxi into position and hold") as a result of this crash. There are also clear CRM issues in the KLM cockpit ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft "Bobbing" During Taxi
Replies: 30
Views: 7112

RE: Aircraft "Bobbing" During Taxi

Doesn't flexion of the wings accentuate the effect somewhat as well? Depends on the a/c, of course. Compare, say, a DC9-10 to a 737-800W with lots of weight out there at the end of the longer wing. I would think that a bounce from an uneven taxiway would cause some oscillation at the wingtips which ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.
Replies: 146
Views: 24057

RE: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.

Sigh. Well, different people learn in different ways. You, my friend, will learn by negative reinforcement. Me, I'll be thinking of you when I watch Supernanny tonight. Yet another couple who are in denial of sociological truth will be taught the exact same techniques that have been applied to vastl...

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New F9 A319 Nicknamed After A.netter
Replies: 18
Views: 5740

RE: New F9 A319 Nicknamed After A.netter

Congratulations, Mariner. When I was a younger person, I flew a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> DC10 to Hawaii. It said "Robert F. Six" below the pilot's window. Back then, there was no Internet as we know it, so it took a little more research to find out why it was so named...

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.
Replies: 146
Views: 24057

RE: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.

Hey, Trav, it's a diversion and a chance to do a nice thing for a young aviation buff that likes to contribute to this forum. Besides, the whole ordeal is all but over. We're a tough audience, and he's getting a lot more tuff luv than he probably bargained for and probably would get anywhere else. T...

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28482

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

Silver1: That's why you'd remember where you were! But I agree, it would be a huge departure from Southwest's culture of egalitarianism, and probably won't happen. Assigned seating is something else. One thing that assigned seating would do is address one place that Southwest really differs from oth...

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28482

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

If it's a fundamental change, it'll be assigned seating and maybe business class. Or maybe an option for an assigned seat in business class with open seating in the rest of the plane. But most likely just plain assigned seating.

Best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.
Replies: 146
Views: 24057

RE: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.

Dude...I'm reading your posts and it's clear that what I'm saying is not sinking in. So I will say it bluntly: RELAX!!! You DON'T have to talk to her today. If you had this under control, you wouldn't be telling us about it. You're overeager, and it's going to KILL your chances of a relationship wit...

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by wjcandee
Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.
Replies: 146
Views: 24057

RE: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.

Woah. I missed the part about that she has a boyfriend. That makes this a longer-term proposition. You really, really need to let the drag out. Everything that I said is still valid, I think, but it's a longer-term proposition, and it definitely requires that you not tell her that you like her. She ...

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by wjcandee
Mon Feb 21, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.
Replies: 146
Views: 24057

RE: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.

I'll echo <acronym title="Aalborg (AAL / EKYT), Denmark">AAL</acronym>. I wouldn't totally give up on her, but <acronym title="Aalborg (AAL / EKYT), Denmark">AAL</acronym> is right that you probably want to chill a bit over the next couple of days. See, when people start retreating a bit from a pers...

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by wjcandee
Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Using 757's On EWR-LGW
Replies: 35
Views: 9073

RE: CO Using 757's On EWR-LGW

You have to pay for "slot pairs" between EWR and Gatwick? Are you sure?

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by wjcandee
Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28482

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

Hmmmm....one would think that if the person posting the rumor on Flyertalk were in a position to be in the know, he would know how to spell Mobil and "intact" (in tack). But maybe not... Exxon-Mobil moved its world headquarters to Las Colinas, which is just outside Dallas, from the Exxon building in...

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by wjcandee
Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28482

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

Ntspelich: You reference something regarding the ATA codeshare. What's up with that? Going well, not going well, what? I HAD heard that there are more pax being connected than expected. Is that not the case? Also, it occurred to me that the announcement may have something to do with Southwest's plac...

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by wjcandee
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28482

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

"Pissed off about the Wright Amendment, Southwest announces it will move its corporate headquarters from Dallas to Chicago. And no, I don't think this would really happen." ACTUALLY... Southwest did something less dramatic a decade ago. Pissed off about the Wright Amendment, they moved the registrat...

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by wjcandee
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28482

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

I wouldn't be surprised if it had something to do with Herb. His lifetime of drinking too much and smoking even more has left him looking singularly unhealthy in the photos/videos that I have seen recently. OTOH, I'm not sure that they'd give a big buildup to something that would be so sad for every...

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by wjcandee
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Build Love Field Hub If WA Repealed...
Replies: 62
Views: 8137

RE: AA To Build Love Field Hub If WA Repealed...

AA used the same scare tactic years ago when this came up before. Crandall said, "We've got the complexes all ready to go," or something similar. IMO, It's total b.s. IMO, all they're trying to do is scare the Love Field area homeowners into thinking that there will be a huge spike in noisy traffic,...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Macy Center Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

RE: Macy Center Georgia

It should be obvious, but just in case it isn't, the call sign comes from Asa Candler, as Trapped points out, and Atlantic Southeast Airlines is abbreviated ASA, hence the hat tip to Asa Candler by using the call sign "Candler".

Best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Dropping 4 Aircraft Types
Replies: 64
Views: 18146

RE: Delta Dropping 4 Aircraft Types

Lono: I appreciate your response in defense of Palumbo making those comments. No question he's a powerful guy at Delta. However, as CFO, he doesn't "eliminate" anything by himself. He may have strong influence. He may be persuasive. He may even have the ability to strongly suggest something and know...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Dropping 4 Aircraft Types
Replies: 64
Views: 18146

RE: Delta Dropping 4 Aircraft Types

Nope. Shuttle bought and configured 738s with leather seats and increased pitch, but they weren't economical after 9/11. Too many seats chasing too few pax, and expensive to haul into the air on short runs. Switched to 733s, which is what's running now. The 738 Shuttles are running around the system...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Dropping 4 Aircraft Types
Replies: 64
Views: 18146

RE: Delta Dropping 4 Aircraft Types

I'm curious about something else. Nobody here has commented on the reporter's allegation that Palumbo said that "he" would be eliminating certain aircraft types. That's awfully arrogant coming from a bean counter. I would think that the CEO and COO might have something to say about this issue, as wo...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.
Replies: 146
Views: 24057

RE: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.

Call her tonight: Brrrrring. "Hello?" "Hey, Buffy, it's FLAirport. Just wanted to wish you good luck and a good trip. This has got to be really exciting!" Then listen, because she'll clue you in as to whether she wants to talk more. Either she'll say, "Uh, yeah. Thanks," which is your clue to breezi...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Dropping 4 Aircraft Types
Replies: 64
Views: 18146

RE: Delta Dropping 4 Aircraft Types

The reporter missed something, as evidenced by the idiotic "either the -88 or the -90" comment. There's NO WAY that Delta is dumping the -88 and keeping the 90, unless Delta plans to drop all of their lighter mainline routes and their high-frequency (<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Inte...

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by wjcandee
Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Exec Calls DL Pricing Stupid
Replies: 69
Views: 5893

RE: CO Exec Calls DL Pricing Stupid

It's important for the LCCs to get out there and counter SimpliFares by saying, "Quite simply, OUR fares are lower. Our highest fares are lower, and our lowest fares are lower. If you want low fares and great service, then fly Airtran." Done. That would be a good message for them to send. For them t...

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by wjcandee
Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.
Replies: 146
Views: 24057

RE: Friend Flying FL FLL-ATL Friday.

Dude, I think it's great that you're doing this, but unless she's more than a little unusual for a cheerleader, she most likely, as you say, considers flying a way to get from here to there. You want to know about the flight from her, because you like talking/hearing about details like that. You als...

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by wjcandee
Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone On The Board Flown A SWA/ATA Codeshare?
Replies: 20
Views: 5171

RE: Has Anyone On The Board Flown A SWA/ATA Codeshare?

John: You not only can check-in on line and get boarding passes for both flights, you can select your seat in advance on ata.com (or by a link to it that pops up when you check in on the Southwest site). So, you get seat selection and a through boarding pass. You check your bags through from origin ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primaris Airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

RE: Primaris Airlines

Respectfully, Meister, while it's true that they are using their one (1) 757 for charters, and that gets them a lot of gov't and media exposure carrying around the White House press corps, etc., the 20 firm 737-800s and 20 787s they have on order are going to need to do more than charter. They reall...

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by wjcandee
Thu Feb 17, 2005 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Mail For AA And US...
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

RE: No Mail For AA And US...

<i>I thought that US<acronym title="Ukraine International Airlines">PS</acronym> didn't operate any aircraft anymore? Can anyone clarify?</i> Here's the skinny: Express Mail Overnight used to fly in large part on a hub-and-spoke network called the Eagle Air Network that the postal service set up and...

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by wjcandee
Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primaris Airlines
Replies: 36
Views: 5841

RE: Primaris Airlines

This is a vanity carrier that is going to burn through the money of whatever person was foolish enough to finance it, probably faster than any vanity carrier before. And the route choice described above just confirms that.

--Bill

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by wjcandee
Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No ATA/WN Codeshare In GDS
Replies: 19
Views: 2929

No ATA/WN Codeshare In GDS

The Southwest web site is a powerful marketing engine in and of itself. While the codeshares aren't exposed to the comparative shoppers on the GDSs, they are exposed to all of the folks who check Southwest first on its web site. Lots of people do; Southwest sells an inordinate amount of tickets thro...

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by wjcandee
Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Shooting Missed At PRC
Replies: 17
Views: 8378

RE: MD-11 Shooting Missed At PRC

Clipper002: Well, it looks to be less than 300 miles from Prescott to <acronym title="Riverside - March ARB (AFB / Field) (RIV / KRIV), USA - California">RIV</acronym> as the crow flies, and the first post was time-stamped at 19:52 Zulu (actually 20:52 at <acronym title="Utrecht - Soesterberg (UTC /...

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by wjcandee
Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Shooting Missed At PRC
Replies: 17
Views: 8378

RE: MD-11 Shooting Missed At PRC

Clipper002: Now THAT's kinda scary. I would think that you, of anyone here, would have heard about something like that! Wouldn't the crew usually let dispatch know about a detour like that? Also, wouldn't a couple of flybys be reflected in an increased fuel burn (and wouldn't someone at headquarters...

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by wjcandee
Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Mail For AA And US...
Replies: 37
Views: 8597

RE: No Mail For AA And US...

Folks, don't confuse FLIGHT delays with MAIL delays. While a serious spate of flight delays might well affect mail on-time performance, I belive that what is far more critical is how long mail sits on the dock waiting to get on a flight; how efficiently it's handled after it gets off the US<acronym ...

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The Desire To Be Served The Whole Soda Can?
Replies: 89
Views: 10832

Why The Desire To Be Served The Whole Soda Can?

FlyMe -- I agree with your comments about not flying for the soda, but do you not agree that if an airline is going to offer a service, it should not be affirmatively rude when providing it?

All the best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Tue Feb 15, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bands That Lease Or Own Jets.
Replies: 19
Views: 13006

RE: Bands That Lease Or Own Jets.

That means that the jet alone, without any other travel expense for the band or the road crew or equipment or salaries, is TEN to FIFTEEN PERCENT of the total GROSS of the tour? That doesn't seem right. But you say you're the expert.

--Bill

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