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by highliner2
Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hooters Air Being Sued
Replies: 35
Views: 11157

RE: Hooters Air Being Sued

I currently attend SIUC, this has been an "urban legend" for quite some time here, but I guess there may be some truth to it.

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by highliner2
Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Boeing 737 Replacement
Replies: 26
Views: 5629

RE: No Boeing 737 Replacement

Yeah, I'm sure the FAA will have no problem signing off on an airworthiness certificate for an airplane with no pilots, and I'm sure the general public will have no problem filling an A380 with no cockpit windows and just a stack of black boxes in the front. Not anytime soon bud, computers still bre...

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by highliner2
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airborne Express In YYC
Replies: 7
Views: 2826

RE: Airborne Express In YYC

A little off-topic but I know <acronym title="Albury (ABX / YMAY), Australia - New South Wales">ABX</acronym> was bought by DHL correct? And <acronym title="Albury (ABX / YMAY), Australia - New South Wales">ABX</acronym> planes are being repainted into the DHL yellow scheme right? Do they still use ...

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by highliner2
Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Summer Sched @ EWR Term. A
Replies: 17
Views: 2967

RE: Continental Summer Sched @ EWR Term. A

I did <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-ORF and ORF-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acro...

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by highliner2
Sat May 21, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA And Autothrottle
Replies: 34
Views: 6864

SWA And Autothrottle

I know Southwest doesn't have the autothrottle or autobrake systems hooked up in their 737s, but here's my question, if I'm not mistaken, one of the benefits of the autothrottle system is it provides better fuel burn, with fuel prices where they are does anyone think it's possible SWA may implement ...

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by highliner2
Sat May 21, 2005 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Launches ORF-BOS; ORF-MCO
Replies: 29
Views: 3602

RE: Delta Launches ORF-BOS; ORF-MCO

More new service for KORF, I love it!

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by highliner2
Sat May 14, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways And America West To Merge
Replies: 105
Views: 16316

RE: US Airways And America West To Merge

AA/TW was NOT a merger, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> bought a bankrupt and dying TWA. They were under no obligation to merge the seniority list (doesn't necessarily mean that wasn't the right thing to do), with this <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym>/U...

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by highliner2
Fri May 13, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines To Return 14 Aircraft Back ..
Replies: 63
Views: 15296

RE: United Airlines To Return 14 Aircraft Back ..

Anybody know roughly how many of each type UA currently has in service?

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by highliner2
Wed May 04, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Joining Usair-AWA Merge?
Replies: 4
Views: 2021

RE: Air Canada Joining Usair-AWA Merge?

Aren't the Int'l Ops one of the few profitable areas for US? Why would they want to spin those off?

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by highliner2
Mon May 02, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Shuttle
Replies: 1
Views: 2351

US Airways Shuttle

Are there any US Airways aircraft with the 'shuttle' titles are have they been repainted?

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by highliner2
Mon May 02, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways 737s
Replies: 24
Views: 4350

US Airways 737s

I've noticed a few of US 737s in a bare-metal scheme which as I understand it, is due to some sort of recurring <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation Co. (Uzbekistan)">AD</acronym>? How many of US 737s are in this scheme, is it permanent? How come some but not all of their aircraft are painted (or ra...

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by highliner2
Mon May 02, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bachelors In Aviation Management
Replies: 28
Views: 17696

RE: Bachelors In Aviation Management

Also an SIU-Carbondale Aviation student and I agree with most of what 727 said, the program is more useful to round out a Aviation-Flight degree which I think was it's original intention.

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by highliner2
Mon May 02, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 767 DFW-MCI
Replies: 4
Views: 2787

RE: AA 767 DFW-MCI

I believe this is MX movement since they do alotta 767 work at MCI.

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by highliner2
Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Winglets Status
Replies: 15
Views: 2898

CO Winglets Status

I was just curious if all of CO's 737-800s have received winglets and when the -700s will start getting them.

Thanks for any info.

-jlk

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by highliner2
Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compensation For A/c Crash Survivors?
Replies: 44
Views: 4270

RE: Compensation For A/c Crash Survivors?

If you want some interesting insight on this, read "The Mystery of Flight 427, Inside a Crash Investigation" by Bill Adair. It pertains to the USAir 737 that crashed in <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> some years ago and ...

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by highliner2
Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Axes Norfolk
Replies: 46
Views: 4723

RE: Independence Axes Norfolk

Where exactly is the new gate?

-jlk

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by highliner2
Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Axes Norfolk
Replies: 46
Views: 4723

RE: Independence Axes Norfolk

Nope.

RAG - Replacement Air Group, an outdated acronym but I could'nt remember the more current one until now.

He served with the Grim Reepers, VF101. More commonly referred to today as a Fleet Replacement Squadron, or FRS. Sorry about the confusion.

-jlk

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by highliner2
Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Axes Norfolk
Replies: 46
Views: 4723

RE: Independence Axes Norfolk

Flynavy, I think that's exactly why <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> is rumored to have eyes on ORF once its E-Jets start arriving. Does anyone recall, wasn't the airport authority considering building another jetway to try and entice <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acr...

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by highliner2
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Round Of Fare Hikes!
Replies: 57
Views: 4041

RE: Another Round Of Fare Hikes!

Agreed, that would be illegal, ask Robert Crandall.

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by highliner2
Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Round Of Fare Hikes!
Replies: 57
Views: 4041

RE: Another Round Of Fare Hikes!

Traffic levels are already well above pre9/11 levels. There has never been so much demand for air travel. Demand is not the problem. The problem is some flights are operating nearly full and STILL losing money. It doesn't take much to realize that this is not sustainable. This race for the basement ...

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by highliner2
Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran 737
Replies: 37
Views: 5100

RE: AirTran 737

Quickmover, Exactly, buy the birds, have your own equipment which means assests that you can borrow against should things ever get bleak for <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> in addition to having the economic/operational freedom to do with them as they will. Everyone's seems to rave about...

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by highliner2
Thu Mar 24, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran 737
Replies: 37
Views: 5100

RE: AirTran 737

But where would the 717s go? There's absolutely zero resale value for those birds right now. I cannot see <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> sending them anywhere, anytime soon. Besides, management seems to rave about the aircraft. Replacing aircraft every 6-7 years seems like a nice recipe...

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by highliner2
Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines Terminal "A" @ EWR
Replies: 43
Views: 7303

RE: Continental Airlines Terminal "A" @ EWR

I connected in <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> last summer, <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acro...

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by highliner2
Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Eagle Vs. AA Connection?
Replies: 22
Views: 4728

RE: AA Eagle Vs. AA Connection?

Corporate Airlines no longer exists, per say, they changed their name following the crash to Regions Air

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by highliner2
Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Connection RJs
Replies: 1
Views: 1936

American Connection RJs

Hi, I noticed that of the two American Connection carriers, Chautauqua uses the ERJ140 and Trans States uses the ERJ145. Now originally I know Chautauqua used 145s as well and then switched the 140 which if I recall correctly was because of the scope clause in the <acronym title="American Airlines (...

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by highliner2
Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Large ASA And CO Express Turboprop Order Looming?
Replies: 39
Views: 5287

RE: Large ASA And CO Express Turboprop Order Looming?

I would love to see the ATR back in COEx colors, but I agree, it won't be under expressjet. However, Colgan apears to be cozying up with <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> a little more, they're taking over SkyWest's routes out of <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercont...

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by highliner2
Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Aviation/Airline Colleges, Universities?
Replies: 85
Views: 16833

RE: Best Aviation/Airline Colleges, Universities?

I'm a SR. at Southern IL University, great program, great place to learn to fly.

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by highliner2
Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD80 Off The Runway At MCI, Airport Closed
Replies: 31
Views: 9817

RE: MD80 Off The Runway At MCI, Airport Closed

The MD80 and DC-9 series are somewhat, notorious shall we say, for their ground handling. It's one of the reasons the bird's were dubbed, "the lead sled", this coming from an <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> DC-9 pilot. I won't spectulate on the exact reason, the only thing I c...

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by highliner2
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream Fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

Gulfstream Fleet

I noticed Gulfstream Int'l Airlines has started adding EMB120s to their fleet, are these going to replace their B1900s or just augment their existing fleet?

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by highliner2
Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways E-170's Callsign USAir?
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

RE: USAirways E-170's Callsign USAir?

MidAtlantic exists for labor contract reasons, ie: different pay scale I believe.

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by highliner2
Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EMB-190 Deliveries On Schedule To JetBlue?
Replies: 21
Views: 6762

RE: EMB-190 Deliveries On Schedule To JetBlue?

Would love to see them in ORF! If US and Independence go under, ORF is gonna be hurting...

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by highliner2
Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: NW Will Acquire More 753's.
Replies: 38
Views: 5028

RE: Opinion: NW Will Acquire More 753's.

CO is getting TZs birds in 2005 I believe...

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by highliner2
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Officially Wins ATA!
Replies: 55
Views: 9065

RE: WN Officially Wins ATA!

I would think ATA will also serve the "traditional" big-city airports that Southwest shys away from such as <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>, <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, <acronym title="...

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by highliner2
Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Retains World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 47
Views: 8012

RE: Atlanta Retains World's Busiest Airport

Except that Chicago's population is also growing rapidly, they can't seem to build houses fast enough in the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> and W side in particular...so I do not know about easily being comparable to Chicago anytime soon, if ever. And keep in mind that if Del...

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by highliner2
Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Retains World's Busiest Airport
Replies: 47
Views: 8012

RE: Atlanta Retains World's Busiest Airport

ORD is based on aircraft movements, ATL is based on passenger volume. So they're both #1.

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by highliner2
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Boyd On USAIR/UAL/FLYI
Replies: 38
Views: 6219

RE: Mike Boyd On USAIR/UAL/FLYI

I must say having grown up in the Chicago area and flown out of O'Hare numerous times, he is dead on about the UAX gates. I think he makes a valid point about driving people right way from <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and right towards <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">...

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by highliner2
Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's DC9-10 The End On Tuesday 14 December?
Replies: 58
Views: 10646

RE: NW's DC9-10 The End On Tuesday 14 December?

You are indeed thinking of the -21, the DC-9 'Sport'.

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by highliner2
Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Pilot W/o Military?
Replies: 28
Views: 15631

RE: Commercial Pilot W/o Military?

Actually the majority of new-hires now are civilians with no military service. As EMBQA said, the days of 'only' military pilots are LONG gone and probably not coming back.

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by highliner2
Sat Nov 20, 2004 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 5
Views: 6500

RE: Aircraft Utilization

Actually charter carriers probably come in last, charter aircraft may sit on the ground for days waiting for business, or at the very least often waiting for the customers to complete their business for a return flight. a scheduled carrier will obviously be flying it's schedule regardless. LCCs are ...

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by highliner2
Fri Nov 19, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bidding For ATA
Replies: 16
Views: 2591

RE: Bidding For ATA

Any theory on what smaller aircraft TZ plans to use in its reinvention?

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by highliner2
Wed Nov 10, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, What's Left To Cut?
Replies: 27
Views: 2978

RE: UAL, What's Left To Cut?

Will axing the pensions save them money, and if so, any idea how much? Was this an intentional cost-cutting measure or did they simply not have enough money to pay it?

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by highliner2
Tue Nov 09, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, What's Left To Cut?
Replies: 27
Views: 2978

UAL, What's Left To Cut?

Well,

It appears the pensions are gone. And it also appears UA is still losing money, lots of money. My question is, what's left to cut? Staff it would seem is as minimal as it can be. Routes, airplanes? Any insight would be appreciated.

-jlk

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by highliner2
Sun Nov 07, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info On The First Midway Airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 4588

RE: Info On The First Midway Airlines

I flew Midway when I was little, 7 or so, down to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>. On the trip back aboard one of their DC-9s we were descending into Midway at dusk. I decided right then and there I was going to be an airline pilot. Fast foward 15 yea...

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by highliner2
Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mayor Daley And FL Takeover Of TZ
Replies: 95
Views: 7645

RE: Mayor Daley And FL Takeover Of TZ

Comparing Ryan to Daley is ridiculous, Daley has done alot of great things for the city, Ryan did the best he could to ruin Illinois. Meigs is gone and that sucks but saying he's on par with Ryan makes me laugh.

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by highliner2
Fri Oct 29, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mayor Daley And FL Takeover Of TZ
Replies: 95
Views: 7645

RE: Mayor Daley And FL Takeover Of TZ

Fact is that the average Chicagoan loves Daley, that's why he walks in every election. Say what you will, but the city runs under Daley. He's not going anywhere, I understand people being upset about Meigs, but remember this...the average Chicagoan could'nt care less...this is an aviation forum so o...

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by highliner2
Thu Oct 28, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Bankrupt, To Sell MDW To AirTran
Replies: 79
Views: 13402

RE: ATA Bankrupt, To Sell MDW To AirTran

So it sounds like ATA will be continuing scheduled ops out of IND? Is that correct?

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by highliner2
Wed Oct 20, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD90s
Replies: 20
Views: 5641

Delta MD90s

I was just curious as to what the future of Delta's MD90s is. I've heard there was plans to shift them to the Shuttle operation, but recently <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> announced plans to scale back the number of aircraft types they operate and some seem to think that the MD...

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by highliner2
Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Making 717 Sales Push
Replies: 99
Views: 20726

RE: Boeing Making 717 Sales Push

Thrust, They dumped them because of the ridicously high lease-rates, you gotta remember the aircraft were originally leased by TWA which has awful credit. At the time they did not see that Fokker 100 Airworthiness Directive on the horizon, had they known that was coming their may have tried to reneg...

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by highliner2
Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AWA In Talks To Buy ATA (WSJ)
Replies: 84
Views: 19229

RE: AWA In Talks To Buy ATA (WSJ)

FL is the IATA identifier for Airtran

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by highliner2
Mon Oct 11, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Airports Without Jet Bridges
Replies: 64
Views: 15899

RE: Big Airports Without Jet Bridges

Don't forget about KLGB...Long Beach...

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