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by BUFjets
Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Orders More A/c From Boeing
Replies: 16
Views: 3129

RE: AirTran Orders More A/c From Boeing

I'm really glad to hear Airtran is getting these 717's. Before this announcement, they were replacing one DC-9 about every month, with about 30 DC-9's left in the fleet (per Bill Harms web site). I've never flown Airtran. The biggest reason is because of those old DC-9's. I love the DC-9. I just hav...

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by BUFjets
Sun Jan 13, 2002 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Carty On CNN Tonight
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

AA's Carty On CNN Tonight

American Airlines leader Don Carty will be interviewed on CNN tonight at 6:00 pm Eastern. The CNN commercial mentioned Carty will provide plans for AA's future.

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by BUFjets
Fri Dec 21, 2001 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does Southwest Board?
Replies: 9
Views: 3854

RE: How Does Southwest Board?

The boarding numbers are handed out at the GATE, usually one hour prior to departure. Sometimes, they start a bit sooner.

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by BUFjets
Thu Dec 13, 2001 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732's In BUF
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

RE: 732's In BUF

To Flight152- for viewing planes at BUF: park in the lot next to Runway's Bar (adjacent to the driving range on Youngs Road). The other good option is Flying Tigers Restaurant. Although, the best time to go there is during the summer when the patio bar is open.

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by BUFjets
Thu Dec 13, 2001 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732's In BUF
Replies: 15
Views: 1331

RE: 732's In BUF

I've also seen the Ryan Air with Fleur de Lis tail at BUF. I've also seen two identical unmarked 732's parked at Prior Avaition. Their bodies are cream or off-white and they have the some color on the tail. I recall brown and burnt orange (earth tones). There may have been a brown stripe along the f...

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by BUFjets
Fri Oct 19, 2001 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To BWI, What Airline?
Replies: 9
Views: 2103

RE: Flying To BWI, What Airline?

If you are willing to make the drive from Bloomington to Chicago-Midway, you could fly Southwest for only $138.00 RT plus fees. ....just an option.....

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by BUFjets
Thu Aug 16, 2001 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways MD-80's
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

RE: USAirways MD-80's

I don't understand why the MD80's are being retired. Just this year, USAIRWAYS retired its DC-9's. Those planes were as much as 33 years old. Maybe USAIRWAYS is eliminating the MD80's from their fleet, but I'm guessing those planes will fly again for someone else.

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by BUFjets
Tue Aug 14, 2001 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speak Up, I Just Got Off An ERJ
Replies: 9
Views: 1912

RE: Speak Up, I Just Got Off An ERJ

I've flown both ERJ and CRJ this year. My vote goes to the ERJ. Here's why: ERJ offers 1-abreast seating on one side of the aisle. I found that much more comfortable than my window seat on the CRJ. Also, the windows on the CRJ are too low to look out comfortably. By the way, I'm 6'2" and had no issu...

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by BUFjets
Fri Aug 10, 2001 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway Airlines To End Service To BUF And ROC
Replies: 20
Views: 3811

RE: Midway Airlines To End Service To BUF And ROC

Is your information 100% accurate and for sure?
Is there an official announcement?
I was planning to fly them out of BUF.

Thanks.

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by BUFjets
Sat Jul 14, 2001 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No No Airlines At Hanscom! Sound Familiar?
Replies: 5
Views: 1837

RE: No No Airlines At Hanscom! Sound Familiar?

I've flown to and from Hanscom Field on Shuttle America. It is a much needed alternative to Logan's traffic and location. I was just reading the history of Hanscon Field. http://www.hanscom.af.mil/Default.asp It turns out this land was intended to be an auxiliary airport when it was purchased by the...

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by BUFjets
Fri Jul 13, 2001 1:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Vs A319/A320 Gear Length
Replies: 7
Views: 8192

737 Vs A319/A320 Gear Length

I have been wondering why the big difference in landing gear length between the 737 series and the A319/320/321 series. The 737's are much closer to the ground. Is this an advantage for this plane?
Sorry if this has been asked before. I tried searching for it.

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by BUFjets
Fri Jun 22, 2001 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will United Replace Planes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1782

How Will United Replace Planes?

Since United has some damaged aircraft due to the hail storm at DIA, how will they replace aircraft in the short term? The article in USA Today mentions they will have some aircraft out of service for two weeks. Does anybody know if they will un-retire any mothballed planes from storage; maybe some ...

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by BUFjets
Fri Jun 22, 2001 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shuttle America Restructure
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

RE: Shuttle America Restructure

There is a news release on the Shuttleamerica.com web site. I don't think they are getting rid of any Dash-8's. They claim to be adding regional jet service for some routes. They filed chapter 11 as protection while they finance the new jets. I don't know what kind of regional jets they are adding, ...

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by BUFjets
Wed Feb 14, 2001 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TOP 10 Most Dangerous Airports To Land? And Why?
Replies: 68
Views: 93490

RE: TOP 10 Most Dangerous Airports To Land? And Why?

An AA MD-80 pilot once told me that none are dangerous. Shorter runways, like Orange County are more difficult.

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by BUFjets
Wed Feb 14, 2001 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Variety At BUR...
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

RE: Some Variety At BUR...

I flew a Southwest 732 from OAK to PHX via BUR last week Thursday 2/8/01. They're still around.

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by BUFjets
Wed Feb 14, 2001 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Variety At BUR...
Replies: 10
Views: 1627

RE: Some Variety At BUR...

N960AS-It's a minor point, but I flew on a Southwest 732 from OAK stopping at BUR on its way to PHX last week 2/8/01.

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by BUFjets
Thu Feb 01, 2001 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DC-10-10's In Fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

RE: AA DC-10-10's In Fleet?

FlagshipAZ- Your bio mentions you can get plane reg. numbers. Can you get me the reg number of the AA DC-10-30 that flew June 21, 2000 from HNL to ORD? I was on this flight. It flew for one hour and then had to return to HNL due to electrical problems. It took 4 hours to fix before we took off again...

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by BUFjets
Wed Jan 31, 2001 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DC-10-10's In Fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 3244

AA DC-10-10's In Fleet?

The AA Web site lists having 8 DC-10-10's in their fleet. I thought the last AA DC-10's retired from service at the end of 2000. Is the AA web site correct?
If these planes are still flying with AA, what market are they serving? Thanks.

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by BUFjets
Wed Jan 31, 2001 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Seating Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1941

Southwest Seating Question

I will be flying some long flights on Southwest next week (BUF-PHX 5 hours). I'll be on a 737-700. Does Southwest remove the window seat near the emergency exits on these planes? Is it worth getting to the airport early to get a low boarding number? Also, what about 737-500? Thanks very much in adva...

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by BUFjets
Thu Jan 25, 2001 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's BUF-ORD Unsucessful?
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

RE: UA's BUF-ORD Unsucessful?

I can't explain why UA dropped a flight. It is especially puzzling since Vanguard stopped flying the BUF-Chicago Midway route completely earlier this month. I regularly fly AA BUF-ORD. These flights are going to be quite full.

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by BUFjets
Thu Jan 25, 2001 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR72 VS DASH-8
Replies: 21
Views: 3025

RE: ATR72 VS DASH-8

I believe there was an ATR crash due to ice build-up on the wings. I can't recall all the details. I think ATR's had a problem with balloon ice breakers in the wings. As a result, many airlines don't fly ATR's into snowy airports. Maybe this problem has been fixed. However, I don't see many at BUF. ...

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by BUFjets
Wed Jan 10, 2001 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Jets Will AA Get From US?
Replies: 3
Views: 2794

Which Jets Will AA Get From US?

I saw some discussion that AA would get some 757's, F100's, and MD-80's from US (UA) as part of the merger between UA and US. Wouldn't it make sense for UA to give up all the US MD-80's and F100's first, since they are not part of the UA fleet currently? Which jets will go to DCAir? Are the US DC-9 ...

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