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by FATFlyer
Fri Jan 18, 2002 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Starts COS-LAS
Replies: 24
Views: 2216

Allegiant Starts COS-LAS

Allegiant is getting its reorganization completed and now is expanding operations. New flights to COS will be an add-on to the existing Fresno service creating a FAT-LAS-COS-LAS-FAT routing. Allegiant Air to Inaugurate Scheduled Jet Service At Colorado Springs Airport <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/b...

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by FATFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2002 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did AA Start Code Sharing On Delta?
Replies: 7
Views: 3426

RE: When Did AA Start Code Sharing On Delta?

LOL
We posted too close together

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by FATFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2002 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did AA Start Code Sharing On Delta?
Replies: 7
Views: 3426

RE: When Did AA Start Code Sharing On Delta?

I think Jessman is referring to the new Delta codeshare on Eagle out of LAX. It links LAX to SAN, FAT, SBA, MRY, SBP, and PSP. Full details at the link below. Delta Connection Links American Eagle Service to Delta Network in Los Angeles <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/020110/atth018_1.html" tar...

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by FATFlyer
Thu Jan 17, 2002 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extremly Dangerous Airports
Replies: 37
Views: 5998

RE: Extremly Dangerous Airports

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations produced the following list in 1998 of what they called 'black star" airports. San Francisco Nice, France Hong Kong Wellington, New Zealand Fornebu Airport, Oslo, Norway Suva, Fiji Buenos Aires, Argentina Leticia, Colombia Rio Negro, Colo...

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by FATFlyer
Wed Jan 16, 2002 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures Of Your Airport's Main Terminal
Replies: 34
Views: 3333

RE: Pictures Of Your Airport's Main Terminal

Fresno (FAT) is currently being expanded and remodeled. I'll wait until construction is completed this spring to post some pictures to the a.net database. However, the airport web site has photos of the project from Oct and Nov. Here are the links starting with the most recent: <a href="http://www.c...

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by FATFlyer
Sat Jan 12, 2002 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Term. Cleared, Detector Power Off
Replies: 0
Views: 1148

SMF Term. Cleared, Detector Power Off

Sacramento had to clear Terminal A at 6am this morning including deplaning 2 loaded flights. 1 of the metal detectors was discovered to have its power turned off. <a href="http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/1446444p-1522926c.html" target=_blank>http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/1446444p...

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by FATFlyer
Sat Jan 12, 2002 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Flights To Oxnard/CA
Replies: 2
Views: 2800

RE: Question About Flights To Oxnard/CA

AWA cancelled the OXR flights on Sept 4th. The loads were light and it had nothing to do with 9/11.

Check on the UAX flights again. They are still operating.

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by FATFlyer
Sat Jan 12, 2002 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Webcams
Replies: 6
Views: 2161

RE: Airport Webcams

Here's an index of airport web cams in the US and around the world.

http://www.webcamlocator.com/airports/airframe.html

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by FATFlyer
Wed Jan 09, 2002 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Southwest Ever Pulled Out Of A Market?
Replies: 50
Views: 4123

RE: Has Southwest Ever Pulled Out Of A Market?

Are there really scheduled airlines at LGB?

LGB currently has scheduled flights from AA, AWA, and JetBlue.

You can see flight schedules at:
http://www.lgb.org/content/FlightSchedule.htm

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by FATFlyer
Wed Jan 09, 2002 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airports Have Ludicrous Parking Rates?
Replies: 28
Views: 2331

RE: What Airports Have Ludicrous Parking Rates?

The LA Airport Commission is meeting today to vote on raising LAX rates to $30 per day. The increase is needed to balance the airport budget.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-000001851jan08.story

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by FATFlyer
Tue Jan 08, 2002 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?
Replies: 32
Views: 2225

RE: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?

flygga,

Don't forget some of those other "good old days" jet flights at FAT. The old AirWest FAT-SCK-SMF was just one interesting one.

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by FATFlyer
Thu Jan 03, 2002 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD-87
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

RE: Allegiant MD-87

It appears the aircraft will arrive in the Allegiant fleet in the next few weeks. This will result in Allegiant operating 3 aircraft instead of 4. At this time they will retain 1 DC-9. For those who track equipment, this article says the 2 MD-87s were operated at one time by Midway. <a href="http://...

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by FATFlyer
Mon Dec 31, 2001 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?
Replies: 32
Views: 2225

RE: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?

According to the Census Bureau, the 2000 population numbers for the Omaha Metropolitan Statistical Area were 716,998. The Fresno Metropoliatan Statistical Area was larger with 922,516.

Source: Table 3 on this page at the Census web site.
http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/phc-t3.html

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by FATFlyer
Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?
Replies: 32
Views: 2225

RE: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?

I think WestAir tried to use both FAT and SMF as alternate connecting cities for UA but they didn't work out. One factor not mentioned is FAT has served as maintenance for WestAir, TransStates, Mesa, and now SkyWest. Relocating that type of operation and its employees would not be easy. The ability ...

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by FATFlyer
Sat Dec 29, 2001 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?
Replies: 32
Views: 2225

RE: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?

Fresno always seems to incite more discussion both pro and con than most cities its size. The map helped place FAT for those who didn't know but as far as market, there is a potential market of over 1,630,552 people broken down as follows: The Census Bureau places the Fresno MSA at 922,516. Addition...

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by FATFlyer
Sat Dec 29, 2001 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?
Replies: 32
Views: 2225

RE: FAT (Fresno): A Successful Airline Base?

FAT, while the center of a population area of 1.5 million, will probably never support a large startup. Midway is just the latest example of the problems with secondary market startups. But I believe that niches exist for a small startup (not necessarily based at FAT) that can avoid some of the mist...

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by FATFlyer
Tue Dec 25, 2001 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Facial Scanners
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

RE: FAT Facial Scanners

There are some pictures along with information in the company's current newsletter. Visit the following link then click on the "PelcoMATCH" link under highlights from the new issue.

http://www.pelco.com/media/pelcopress/

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by FATFlyer
Sat Dec 22, 2001 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Offers New Service To FAT
Replies: 5
Views: 2895

RE: AA Offers New Service To FAT

There is demand from FAT to both SAN and ORD. I'm not sure about the reasons why there is not FAT-ORD service. However it is my understanding that the lack of FAT-SAN seems to be related to the agreements between the majors and their partners. In the past, Skywest operated SAN-BUR-FAT, ONT-FAT and o...

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by FATFlyer
Sat Dec 22, 2001 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Offers New Service To FAT
Replies: 5
Views: 2895

RE: AA Offers New Service To FAT

The AA flight is just the start of what looks to be a lot of good news coming out of FAT in 2002 and 2003. AWX restores its schedule to 5 FAT-PHX RTs on March 1. More turboprops will be replaced by RJs in 2002. The expanded concourse opens at the start of the summer travel season. There are strong r...

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by FATFlyer
Mon Dec 17, 2001 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Names Around Airports
Replies: 30
Views: 4982

RE: Street Names Around Airports

MattD-

Funny thing about that street, I believe both Gore and Clinton had visits to Fresno during Bill's presidency but neither of them used that street when returning to the airport.

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by FATFlyer
Sun Dec 16, 2001 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Street Names Around Airports
Replies: 30
Views: 4982

RE: Street Names Around Airports

FAT in Fresno sits on the site of a former military air base, Hammer Field, and is now home to units from the Air National Guard, Army (Aviation) National Guard, and Marine Reserve with a Naval Reserve unit near by. There is a mix of civilian and military names in the north side area. A few are Air ...

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by FATFlyer
Sun Dec 09, 2001 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier JetExpress To Cos?
Replies: 15
Views: 1977

RE: Frontier JetExpress To Cos?

This is not a piece of "boosterism", but I do think that FAT may be on the short list. Mesa has a maintenance operation at Fresno for its AWX RJs. It seems like it would make sense to overnight a F9X RJ from DEN. UA has seen a lot of demand for its FAT-DEN run on Skywest. However the frequency was r...

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by FATFlyer
Sun Dec 02, 2001 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With One Airline Only Service
Replies: 46
Views: 1118

RE: Airports With One Airline Only Service

There are a number in California: Visalia - VIS - Skywest as United Express Modesto - MOD - Skywest as United Express Inyokern - IYK - Skywest as United Express Chico - CIC - Skywest as United Express Crescent City - CEC - Skywest as United Express Imperial - IPL - Skywest as United Express Oxnard -...

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by FATFlyer
Fri Nov 30, 2001 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commuter Comentary...
Replies: 49
Views: 2225

RE: Commuter Comentary...

TWA- Great Lakes is no longer a United Express carrier. They now operate as a United codeshare partner (just like with Frontier), check the wording on the Great Lakes website. Here's the press release from the Great Lakes site. <a href="http://www.greatlakesav.com/Other%20Press%20Releases/2001/dfpr0...

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by FATFlyer
Wed Nov 28, 2001 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Air Transport: Boom And Bust
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

RE: California Air Transport: Boom And Bust

Nice paper. I'd just be careful about characterizing the entire state as benefiting from Deregulation. Many of the second and third level airports in the state, serving a sizeable portion of population, lost some or all of their service and saw an increase in ticket prices. For the most part, those ...

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by FATFlyer
Thu Nov 22, 2001 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Face Scanning System Challenged By A.C.L.U.
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

RE: FAT Face Scanning System Challenged By A.C.L.U.

According to the letter they sent the airport, <a href="http://www.aclu.org/news/2001/n112001a.html" target=_blank>http://www.aclu.org/news/2001/n112001a.html</a> the ACLU's concerns fall into several areas including: 1) It is an invasion of privacy 2) The database will not contain pictures of every...

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by FATFlyer
Wed Nov 21, 2001 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Face Scanning System Challenged By A.C.L.U.
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

FAT Face Scanning System Challenged By A.C.L.U.

The ACLU has decided to challenge the use of a facial recognition system at the concourse security checkpoint at FAT (Fresno). The system is the first operational use at an airport in the world. Video images are used to compare against a database, alerting security and law enforcement to known suspe...

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by FATFlyer
Wed Nov 21, 2001 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cant Find This Airport Code Anywhere
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

RE: Cant Find This Airport Code Anywhere

OEP? Where did you come with that?

According to Airnav, OEP is a fire heliport in Bogalusa, LA.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/28LA

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by FATFlyer
Mon Nov 19, 2001 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airport With A View
Replies: 25
Views: 2331

RE: Best Airport With A View

Eastbound departures out of FAT many times get a great view of Yosemite Valley from the air.

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by FATFlyer
Mon Nov 19, 2001 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento Airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1079

RE: Sacramento Airport

SMF currently has no international passenger flights. There has been talk for several years that flights to Canada or Mexico would start, but even before 9/11 the constantly changing state of the airline industry kept the start date changing. One article discussed new service: <a href="http://sacram...

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by FATFlyer
Mon Nov 19, 2001 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Tahoe Air Still Flying (in Business)?
Replies: 1
Views: 2646

RE: Is Tahoe Air Still Flying (in Business)?

Tahoe Air operated for a brief time in 1999 out of South Lake Tahoe airport (TVL). Service ended in November 1999.

There have been attempts to revive Tahoe Air, but nothing has happened.

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by FATFlyer
Mon Nov 19, 2001 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eagle RJ's May Be Comming To West Coast..
Replies: 11
Views: 2533

RE: Eagle RJ's May Be Comming To West Coast..

All rumors about AA operating RJs at BFL basically became moot when AA closed the Bakersfield operation last month. Eagle has been doing west coast maintenance at San Luis Obispo. It will be interesting to see if the RJ work is done at SBP or LAX. FAT is the California home for Skywest's RJ maintena...

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by FATFlyer
Thu Nov 15, 2001 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Webcams - Airports
Replies: 4
Views: 1328

RE: Webcams - Airports

Try this directory as a start.

http://www.webcamlocator.com/airports/airframe.html

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by FATFlyer
Mon Nov 12, 2001 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD-80?
Replies: 2
Views: 1947

RE: Allegiant MD-80?

Allegiant Air is surviving on charter work. I also heard they had the contract to provide scheduled charters for Air Laughlin to the Laughlin/Bullhead City Casino area. http://www.airlaughlin.com I hear that the FAT-LAS flights are seeing good loads. In fact, FAT seems to have returned to near norma...

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by FATFlyer
Tue Oct 30, 2001 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Markets Has AA Or AE Left?
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

RE: Which Markets Has AA Or AE Left?

AE has ended LAX-BFL (Bakersfield) and closed the station.

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by FATFlyer
Sun Oct 28, 2001 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Airports Are In Your State/country?
Replies: 28
Views: 4685

RE: How Many Airports Are In Your State/country?

Also currently receiving service in California: Imperial A few additional that come to mind that have had service in the past: Paso Robles (AirWest and Swift pre-dereg, Golden Carriage post-dereg) Mammoth (among the airlines United Express, Alpha Air, Sierra Pacific) Bishop (Sierra Pacific) Salinas ...

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by FATFlyer
Sun Oct 28, 2001 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coming Soon: United Express CRJs LAX-PHX
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

RE: Coming Soon: United Express CRJs LAX-PHX

The RJs are coming at the expense of other routes. FAT is losing the CRJs on FAT-SFO, at least until more aircraft arrive. Additionally, FAT-DEN was scheduled to go to 4 RTs in November but instead will be cut to only 2 RTs, again until more equipment is available. As far as AA/AE, Eagle has elimina...

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by FATFlyer
Fri Oct 26, 2001 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coming Soon: United Express CRJs LAX-PHX
Replies: 17
Views: 3081

RE: Coming Soon: United Express CRJs LAX-PHX

Due to the RJs replacing Shuttle, LAX-FAT will be upgraded with RJs on 2 flights a day. That will allow Skywest to move equipment from the LAX operation to maintenance in Fresno.

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by FATFlyer
Wed Oct 24, 2001 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sierra Pacific?
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

RE: Sierra Pacific?

Sierra Pacific operated scheduled passenger service under their own name at FAT, among other stations. The service at FAT operated roughly from 1974 to the middle of 1979.

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by FATFlyer
Wed Oct 24, 2001 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sierra Pacific?
Replies: 13
Views: 1787

RE: Sierra Pacific?

I believe they also did scheduled passenger operations for a short period in the late 70's or early 80's.

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by FATFlyer
Mon Oct 22, 2001 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Home Airport's Website?
Replies: 77
Views: 3797

RE: What Is Your Home Airport's Website?

Fresno (FAT) has some pictures of the current expansion project on the construction page. http://www.flyfresno.org or you can reach the same website thru the city's website at: http://www.ci.fresno.ca.us/flyfresno/ I have used a couple of times the much smaller Visalia Municipal Airport (VIS) locate...

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by FATFlyer
Wed Oct 03, 2001 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West & Delta CRJ Service To Bur!
Replies: 5
Views: 2913

RE: America West & Delta CRJ Service To Bur!

Sorry to break the news to you but Skywest has announced that the BUR-SLC RJs will not be starting service on Nov 1. The equipment will apparently be used to replace some mainline flights.

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/011002/attu047_1.html

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by FATFlyer
Thu Sep 13, 2001 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities With Fighter Patrols?
Replies: 27
Views: 1671

RE: Cities With Fighter Patrols?

Fresno (FAT) is home to the Air National Guard's 144th fighter wing. While I haven't noticed any fighters circling the city, the number of takeoffs has increased starting last night and continuing today. I have heard rumors that the unit is on patrol in other areas.

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by FATFlyer
Wed Sep 12, 2001 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Diversions
Replies: 0
Views: 1225

Flight Diversions

Fresno (FAT) has been informed by the FAA to expect as many as 55 diverted flights due to congestion at LAX and SFO.

Also the streets nearest to the FAT Air National Guard base have been closed. The squadron performs interception missions along the Pacific Coast.

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by FATFlyer
Mon Sep 10, 2001 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History Of Golden West Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 5415

RE: History Of Golden West Airlines

Swift Aire was the airline based in San Luis Obispo. Golden West was based elsewhere in Southern California, I just can't remember where the HQ was right now. I also believe it was 1985 that Golden West closed its doors. There are no remnants today. As far as the circumstances, I'll have to do some ...

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by FATFlyer
Fri Sep 07, 2001 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJs Replace Brasilias On FAT-SFO
Replies: 12
Views: 1526

CRJs Replace Brasilias On FAT-SFO

The first UAX RJs hit SFO yesterday, operating on the FAT-SFO route. The change reduces the number of flights on the route from 11 to 7, while retaining the same number of seats. The change also means that the only remaining turboprop flights out of Fresno are a single FAT-SFO, Skywest's FAT-LAS fli...

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by FATFlyer
Thu Sep 06, 2001 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of ONT (Ontario Intl)
Replies: 19
Views: 1859

RE: The Future Of ONT (Ontario Intl)

LA Mayor James Hahn last week wrote a letter to the airport commission that oversees both ONT and LAX to work at increasing service at ONT. His request is to lower landing fees and parking fees at ONT among other things. He also wants a regional airport approach that also uses Palmdale. http://www.l...

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by FATFlyer
Tue Aug 21, 2001 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines New Service At YYC
Replies: 13
Views: 4267

RE: Alaska Airlines New Service At YYC

I read the article to be that AS mainline is starting some kind of service, not Horizon.

The media advisory about YYC:
Alaska Airlines - Media Advisory For Tuesday, August 21 News Budget
ALASKA AIRLINES TO ANNOUNCE NEW SERVICE TO CALGARY
http://biz.yahoo.com/cnw/010820/alaskaairline_newserv.html

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by FATFlyer
Fri Aug 17, 2001 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Movie Jetliner Goofs
Replies: 55
Views: 2461

RE: Movie Jetliner Goofs

HlywdCatft - Parts of the Disney movie Homeward Bound 2 were filmed in Vancouver BC. Hard for me to think of SFO when I'm seeing YVR.

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by FATFlyer
Wed Aug 15, 2001 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soon-defunct Airlines?
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

RE: Soon-defunct Airlines?

Allegiant is in the process of restructuring with a new investor. The court has approved the plan.

As far as charters, yes they are doing those also. I just saw one of Allegiant's planes departing LAX last week.

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