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by highliner2
Sun Jul 04, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Aircrafts In Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

RE: ATR Aircrafts In Canada

While I respect you standing by the aircraft you fly, the fact that such a major redesign as the deice boots on the aircraft was necessary suggests there were some problems. To blame the pilots as the sole point of responsibility if absolutely ridiculous. The reason ATR changed the design and operat...

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by highliner2
Sun Jul 04, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will All Star Alliance Airlines Merge?
Replies: 21
Views: 5270

RE: When Will All Star Alliance Airlines Merge?

Antares, Your absolutely correct, comparing the airline industry to the auto industry, or any other for that matter, is like comapring apples to oranges. And having four massive carriers will not drive down fares. Not one bit, with less compeitition comes higher fares. There may be consolidation wit...

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by highliner2
Sun Jul 04, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR Aircrafts In Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

RE: ATR Aircrafts In Canada

I think he's referring to the design problems concerning the de-icing boots which eventually led to the crash of an American Eagle flight in Roselawn, <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</acronym> in 1994. The issue has been resolved, at least so they say, the "authorities" also cla...

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by highliner2
Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersize Your Northwest Flight!
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

RE: Supersize Your Northwest Flight!

I'm flying NW in August, haven't booked yet, may have to give this some thought. Not a bad promotional idea.

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by highliner2
Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Next Airline Buy?
Replies: 44
Views: 7252

RE: AA's Next Airline Buy?

The 7e7's won't be able to have the polished look, the fuselage of the 7e7 is made out of composites if I recall correctly, not aluminum, and you can't polish composites so they will most likely have to carry the grey look which looks awful.

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by highliner2
Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Astrojet, Still In Service?
Replies: 28
Views: 5090

RE: AA Astrojet, Still In Service?

AA originally repainted the 757 astrojet into standard colors last time it went into D check, when they were in a budget crunch, does this mean they've now repainted another 757 into the astrojet colors?

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by highliner2
Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Winglets?
Replies: 14
Views: 2754

RE: Continental Winglets?

So are they installing them on all of their 737NGs or just the -800s, and will it be just those 11 or is it intended to be some sort of test program? Thanks for the info!

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by highliner2
Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732 With Winglets?
Replies: 34
Views: 4996

RE: 732 With Winglets?

The 737-500 is the classic version of the 737-600.

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by highliner2
Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Winglets?
Replies: 14
Views: 2754

Continental Winglets?

Does anyone know when CO is scheduled to start installing winglets on its 737 and 757 fleet?

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by highliner2
Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's Financial State
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

NW's Financial State

How is NW doing? If fuel prices drop, will they be in a position to make a profit again?

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by highliner2
Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Security Breach/ Joy Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

RE: ORD Security Breach/ Joy Ride

Just an update to the story, the women was apparently in the 18-20 year old range with a history of mental illness. In addition, the O'Hare <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> department is reporting she went near a runway that was not active at the time, reports she crossed an active ...

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by highliner2
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buy Or Sell: A 717 Shrink
Replies: 42
Views: 5717

RE: Buy Or Sell: A 717 Shrink

I think the cost of using mainline aircrews has to be a factor however. Look at what the airlines have done the last few years, shifted dozens of routes over to <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> service. Even as demand has risen and is set to surpass pre-9/11 levels, the airlines appear ...

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by highliner2
Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buy Or Sell: A 717 Shrink
Replies: 42
Views: 5717

RE: Buy Or Sell: A 717 Shrink

I stated costs associated with operating a 717-100 over the ATR would be higher although I see I neglected to include an additional point related to those costs. The 717s would most likely be operated by mainline pilots, the <acronym title="Denver - Centennial (Arapahoe County) (APA), USA - Colorado...

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by highliner2
Tue Jun 22, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buy Or Sell: A 717 Shrink
Replies: 42
Views: 5717

RE: Buy Or Sell: A 717 Shrink

SHUPirate1, The fact that the aircraft is slower does not factor into economics as directly as it may appear. Quite simply, the ATRs are cheaper to operate <acronym title="Perth (PER / YPPH), Australia - Western Australia">PER</acronym> SEAT MILE. In tough economic times that is the magic number. No...

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by highliner2
Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buy Or Sell: A 717 Shrink
Replies: 42
Views: 5717

RE: Buy Or Sell: A 717 Shrink

First off, I love the reference to "Around the Horn", I never miss it... In my best Woody Paige impression... I'm selling, the 717 is a fantastic aircraft but in the case of American Eagle, the ATR's have the lowest operating costs of any aircraft in the fleet. There's just no way the 717 can compet...

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by highliner2
Mon Jun 21, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9 Bashers, Shame On You!
Replies: 77
Views: 8761

RE: NWA DC-9 Bashers, Shame On You!

I'll be flying on NWA's Diesel Nine's this summer to Norfolk, I cannot wait.

The still have that classic look and stand out anywhere, a nice change from all the airbusses and NGs you see everywhere.

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by highliner2
Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Frequencies
Replies: 3
Views: 2156

RE: LAX Frequencies

Try www.airnav.com, type in KLAX.

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by highliner2
Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Shots Of The Andrews Ramp
Replies: 1
Views: 2339

Good Shots Of The Andrews Ramp

C-SPAN is running live coverage of the Reagan funeral procession at Andrew's Air Force base and there are some good camera angles showing the variety of aircraft on the ramp if anyone is interested.

Looks like quite a send off for a wonderful President!

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by highliner2
Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran 737 @ MOF Parking Lot 6/10
Replies: 40
Views: 4774

RE: AirTran 737 @ MOF Parking Lot 6/10

I will say it is starting to grow on me, the interesting part will be to see what the 717s look like in the new scheme, I'm afraid the blue engines next to the teal tail will look awful, but hopefully I'm wrong.

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by highliner2
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Gets Tough And Responds To FL's New DFW-LAX
Replies: 48
Views: 7885

RE: AA Gets Tough And Responds To FL's New DFW-LAX

"AA has a history of this sort of thing" The entire industry has a history of this sort of thing. It's called the post-deregulation airline industry. It's a dirty game that's for sure, Airtran either's gonna have to learn to play, or take a hike. They did it against Delta in Delta's hometown so it's...

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by highliner2
Tue Jun 08, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Redoing The New 737NG?
Replies: 57
Views: 6884

RE: AirTran Redoing The New 737NG?

I recall it also has something to do with the how close together Airtran's gates are at <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. The winglets add extra width to the aircraft's wingspan and would make for a tight fit at the <acronym ...

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by highliner2
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Atl Tower Is Growing Growing.....
Replies: 8
Views: 3495

RE: The New Atl Tower Is Growing Growing.....

I'm pretty sure I recall hearing that the old tower at KORD is still used even though the new one was built. I want to say its used from Ground control perhaps? Anyone else here know? Anyways, its possible they'll relegate the old tower to some other duty. I know KDFW has 3 control towers for use in...

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by highliner2
Fri Jun 04, 2004 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran And St. Louis
Replies: 9
Views: 3172

Airtran And St. Louis

I got to thinking after examining Airtran's route map why they don't serve us here in St. Louis? There's no low-fare service to Atlanta here, I gotta imagine the <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> leadership would be more than happ...

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by highliner2
Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Airlines @ Katl
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Cargo Airlines @ Katl

Does anyone have a list of what cargo airlines serve Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson? Thanks!

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by highliner2
Mon May 31, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Same Old Boring Tail Fin
Replies: 61
Views: 8957

RE: 7E7 Same Old Boring Tail Fin

I thought I'd heard some press release/article concerning the tail being redone, please post that article when you can, I'm interested to read it.

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by highliner2
Mon May 31, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Same Old Boring Tail Fin
Replies: 61
Views: 8957

RE: 7E7 Same Old Boring Tail Fin

Actually if you check out the latest photos of the windtunnel testing the 7E7 has the "old-boring" tailfin. As much as I think the whole sharkfin look might be appealing, Boeing has a very fine aerodynamic department and their going to do whatever if takes to make that thing sail through the air as ...

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by highliner2
Sun May 30, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Jetconnect
Replies: 13
Views: 3425

RE: Airtran Jetconnect

Are the routes gradually being transitioned or will it all happen at once on the 30th?

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by highliner2
Sun May 30, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Jetconnect
Replies: 13
Views: 3425

Airtran Jetconnect

Just curious if Air Wisconsin is still operating Airtran Jetconnect, I know they decided to end the arrangement, but I'm curious if or when services were to end? Thanks...

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by highliner2
Sat May 29, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Cuts For UA To Pay For Fuel Fees
Replies: 9
Views: 5377

RE: More Cuts For UA To Pay For Fuel Fees

Actually, all the airlines dropped the fare hikes when all the majors did'nt follow.

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by highliner2
Sat May 29, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Adds A319s, A320s; NO A318s
Replies: 28
Views: 3103

RE: America West Adds A319s, A320s; NO A318s

Here we go...another A vs. B thread in the making...suffice it to say, some like the 737, some like the Airbus series.

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by highliner2
Sat May 29, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Phasing Out MD-80s!
Replies: 43
Views: 6320

RE: CO Phasing Out MD-80s!

Yeah, I'll take a mad dog with the 3-2 seating anyday over the 'bus or the Boeing.

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by highliner2
Sat May 29, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Must Be Beginning Of The End For Airline In U
Replies: 28
Views: 7818

RE: This Must Be Beginning Of The End For Airline In U

MoodyBlues, In a nutshell, hedging fuel means purchasing it ahead of time at the current price. Think of it this way, let's say last year when gas was only around $1.60 a gallon you bought all the gas you'll need to run your car THIS year. So even though gas in over $2 a gallon now, you still pay $1...

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by highliner2
Fri May 28, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Well Are "Buy On Board" Programs Doing?
Replies: 48
Views: 7218

RE: How Well Are "Buy On Board" Programs Doing?

It may be enough however to get someone to switch to an airline that serves NO food onboard to an airline with buy on board.

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by highliner2
Fri May 28, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mulally: Hub-And-Spoke Causes Airport Congestion
Replies: 9
Views: 4841

RE: Mulally: Hub-And-Spoke Causes Airport Congestion

Perhaps, but this problem is pertaining to the number of aircraft moving through the sky, not the number of passengers moving around.

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by highliner2
Fri May 28, 2004 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mulally: Hub-And-Spoke Causes Airport Congestion
Replies: 9
Views: 4841

RE: Mulally: Hub-And-Spoke Causes Airport Congestion

Yeah, but at slot controlled airports, the A380 won't ease congestion. No aircraft would. Let's say airline X has 16 slots at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. They buy and put in service the A380 which means they cut frequency. Instead of 16...

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by highliner2
Wed May 26, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran 737-700 Is Born!
Replies: 53
Views: 10330

RE: AirTran 737-700 Is Born!

Agreed, aviation is for people who love it. You have to love it to go through all the crappy jobs and such that comes with working your way up to the front seat with an airline, ANY airline. I'm working my way through flight school, gonna be burried in student loans when I grad, will be working a jo...

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by highliner2
Mon May 24, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: More 717 Orders At Farnborough
Replies: 96
Views: 11259

RE: Rumor: More 717 Orders At Farnborough

Whoa, I dunno about a re-engined Fokker putting anybody away, let alone an established aircraft. The Fokker was a maintenance nightmare, just another reason <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> was not hesitant to send them on their way. They were cramped, hot, and had problems on s...

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by highliner2
Thu May 20, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United At MDW
Replies: 18
Views: 3532

RE: United At MDW

Wonder if TED will be used to reintroduce service. MDW is low-fare central in the Chicago market and TED is supposed to be a low-fare carrier. I highly doubt it, but stranger things have happened.

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by highliner2
Thu May 20, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A Shame, No More 757s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3784

RE: What A Shame, No More 757s?

CO has already announced they will be fitting their 757s with winglets. Also, I think the 757 is a fantastic aircraft, but close the 737 line in favor of it? I dunno about closing the best selling line of all time in favor of an aircraft that no one seems to want right now. Keep in mind that Boeing ...

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by highliner2
Wed May 19, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance Replacement? What If?
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

RE: Star Alliance Replacement? What If?

The way <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> and <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> seem to operate so closely together it seems unlikely that you would be able to lure just one of them out. BUT...if you could get one, you may be able to get both, and with NWs...

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by highliner2
Wed May 19, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Callsign
Replies: 10
Views: 2229

Song Callsign

Just a quick question, does Song use the Delta Callsign or do they have their own?

Example:
Is it:

"Song 452"

or...

"Delta 452"

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by highliner2
Wed May 19, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance Replacement? What If?
Replies: 4
Views: 2382

Star Alliance Replacement? What If?

Okay, here's the disclaimer... I sincerely believe United Airlines is going to survive, and I really hope they do so please do not misconstrue this as another United doomsday thread or think me a United hater...this just crossed my mind and made me wonder... Okay, let's say...HYPOTHETICALLY...United...

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by highliner2
Mon May 17, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didn't AA Keep The 717?
Replies: 38
Views: 9006

RE: Why Didn't AA Keep The 717?

727LOVER, I could've sworn I've also seen a 717 in AAs colors. Not the hybrid scheme either, I was at <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>, and the difference between the 717s engines and a DC-9-30s are obvious, in addition, <acronym...

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by highliner2
Sun May 09, 2004 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Post First Quarter Loss
Replies: 17
Views: 3606

RE: ATA Post First Quarter Loss

But if you can't fill that larger airplane your not going to do just fine. You have a flight from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>, 75 people are onboard. On which aircraft w...

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by highliner2
Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle CRJ700s
Replies: 16
Views: 2384

American Eagle CRJ700s

Just a few questions about American Eagle's CRJ700s... How many does <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> have? What routes does <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> use them on? And has anyone flown on them, I hear the window placement makes them a better tim...

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by highliner2
Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7, Who's Next To Buy?
Replies: 69
Views: 8040

RE: 7E7, Who's Next To Buy?

I wonder how the AA birds would look, with the fuselage all composite they won't be able to have the polished look.

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by highliner2
Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American F100
Replies: 19
Views: 3779

RE: American F100

Let's not forget the expensive AD coming out for the Fokkers, that's a MAJOR reason they're going away.

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by highliner2
Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Dislike The "Dreamliner" Moniker?
Replies: 33
Views: 3806

RE: Anyone Dislike The "Dreamliner" Moniker?

I wish they had'nt decided to give it a name at all, they never did that before, I dunno why they decided to now, just seems tacky.

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by highliner2
Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First CRJ Operator
Replies: 6
Views: 1968

First CRJ Operator

Just a research question if anyone can help out...

Who was the first operator of the CRJ in the US?

Thanks

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by highliner2
Wed Apr 14, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At ATL Airport Hilton..Not Bad!
Replies: 6
Views: 3975

RE: Spotting At ATL Airport Hilton..Not Bad!

Yeah, hit up the Renaissance, it is amazing, just amazing!

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