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by ntspelich
Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbelievable Jetway!
Replies: 25
Views: 14597

RE: Unbelievable Jetway!

Yes, the dual bridges at <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> and <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> have been d...

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by ntspelich
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Operations Out Of ORD
Replies: 31
Views: 6010

RE: TWA Operations Out Of ORD

ORD-RFD? I must admit that I'm too lazy now to look it up, but I take it as Rockford, IL. How long of a flight was that? About 15 minutes I'm guessing? Anyone with a timetable please let me know. It just seems like a wasted route to me.

NTS

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by ntspelich
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28601

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

Well, I was at work tonight, but folks that I talked to after work said that at the message to the field in <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> tonight Gary was asked about the big announcement and he said that he would like...

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by ntspelich
Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About WN Larger Stations
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

RE: Question About WN Larger Stations

Here at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, we have everyone associated with the pilot base, flight attendant base, ground mx that takes care of <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBW...

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by ntspelich
Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28601

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

Wjcandee <i>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?</i> Well, I'm not down at <acronym title="Business Express (USA)">HQ</acronym> a...

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by ntspelich
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28601

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

Yeah, I was the one oddball from BWI who jumped up when Colleen was seeing who all was there.

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by ntspelich
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28601

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

Silver - I guarantee you that it's not Hawaii, Gary said that himself in <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> last week. And remember your <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> history, we did lay people off once ...

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by ntspelich
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28601

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

I have heard the same thing, that it's an announcement that you'll remember where you were when you heard it. However, I didn't heard that it'd be at the MTTF @ <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>, out at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington -...

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by ntspelich
Thu Feb 17, 2005 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Announce Cities From PIT February 17
Replies: 60
Views: 7745

RE: Southwest To Announce Cities From PIT February 17

<i>I would not count on <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>. We are not able to keep the ramp staffed properly for the current number of flights. We are hearing that growth is on hold even with the new terminal that is tenta...

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by ntspelich
Fri Feb 11, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dogs On The Runway!
Replies: 40
Views: 5912

RE: Dogs On The Runway!

I was working an inbound flight from <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> a week or two ago that was delayed a good 45 minutes or so because of alligators on the runway. On a side note, a friend of mine that works at <acronym title="Orl...

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by ntspelich
Fri Feb 11, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's "fuelmizer" Modifications...
Replies: 15
Views: 5834

RE: WN's "fuelmizer" Modifications...

The only real other MTTF "news" was that there could be a second city added this year. All I can tell you is that it won't be <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>, NYC, or <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson A...

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by ntspelich
Sun Feb 06, 2005 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/As A Sign Of The Times.....
Replies: 46
Views: 7323

RE: F/As A Sign Of The Times.....

Not at WN. I don't know the total age breakdown, but I know quite a few FAs that are in their twenties.

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by ntspelich
Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI And BWI - Did I Miss Something?
Replies: 8
Views: 3248

RE: EI And BWI - Did I Miss Something?

Thanks for the info. While I'd heard about the <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> flights, I wasn't sure where the a/c were coming from. I guess this answers two questions. Hopefully they do return, as <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - I...

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by ntspelich
Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EI And BWI - Did I Miss Something?
Replies: 8
Views: 3248

EI And BWI - Did I Miss Something?

Did I miss something and <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> quit serving <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>? I haven't seen their planes for the past week or so at work and have searched their website and ha...

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by ntspelich
Sat Feb 05, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De-incing Equipment At Southern USA Airports
Replies: 26
Views: 4417

RE: De-incing Equipment At Southern USA Airports

Ed, I'm not sure if you're responding to my post, but nonetheless I'll clarify what I said. For us (WN) the captain has the ultimate decision to make if he feels that the a/c needs to be deiced. I didn't say that we have sprayed them in the summer, but while higly improbable, if I pilot were to requ...

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by ntspelich
Sat Feb 05, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN - ATA Codeshare Launched To Over 200 City Pairs
Replies: 16
Views: 3898

RE: WN - ATA Codeshare Launched To Over 200 City Pairs

I wasn't at work today once the flights started, by rumors were that we had quite a few bookings transfering to TZ codeshares today. So I'd say that there'll be more than 3 or 4 a day.

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by ntspelich
Sat Feb 05, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De-incing Equipment At Southern USA Airports
Replies: 26
Views: 4417

RE: De-incing Equipment At Southern USA Airports

Keindy, no problem. Most of us in the industry, at least on these forums, love to talk about what we do.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> The way that I understand it is that it has to do with the way that the in-wing fuel tanks are on the NGs. I'm not in mx nor am I M...

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by ntspelich
Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De-incing Equipment At Southern USA Airports
Replies: 26
Views: 4417

RE: De-incing Equipment At Southern USA Airports

<i>This question has to do with de-icing but not along the same line...not working in the airline industry or for an airport, I do not know what the procedures are. Example, here @ <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym> planes get de-iced at the gate ...

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by ntspelich
Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes Southwest Dropped
Replies: 41
Views: 5765

RE: Routes Southwest Dropped

JAN

Didn't they pull out of here all together?


I hope that we didn't pull out of JAN. Espicially since I sent about 100 people there last night on an a/c that I was turning.

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by ntspelich
Thu Feb 03, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Use PIT's Concourse A
Replies: 16
Views: 3641

RE: Southwest To Use PIT's Concourse A

At work (<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>) a co-worker who used to work for PSA/US Express at <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> said that some ...

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by ntspelich
Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Use PIT's Concourse A
Replies: 16
Views: 3641

RE: Southwest To Use PIT's Concourse A

2X IAH

Don't think that'll be happening anytime soon, given the fact that we're closing down our IAH ops.

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by ntspelich
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" The TV Show. Bad PR For WN?
Replies: 77
Views: 8252

RE: "Airline" The TV Show. Bad PR For WN?

<i>Does anybody know if they will be filming at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> during the first week in February?</i> Yes. We started shooting season 3 at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendsh...

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by ntspelich
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Open Seating
Replies: 54
Views: 4045

RE: WN Open Seating

My understanding is that it has to do with the initial phone resevation system. By not having assigned seats, reservation agents were able to handle a higher call volume in an equal amount of time since they did not have to search for specific seats for passengers. Greater operator efficiency meant ...

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by ntspelich
Fri Jan 21, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Got The Misery; How Can Airport Employees Stay Healthy
Replies: 11
Views: 3805

RE: I Got The Misery; How Can Airport Employees St

Everything I do to try to stay healthy are things that others have said above. ColdEeze, balanced meals, get enough rest, stay hydrated, practice exceptionally good hygene, and (being on the ramp is beneficial for this one) avoiding the concourses as much as possible. Every now and then cases of ora...

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by ntspelich
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is American Airlines Gathering Written Dossier
Replies: 11
Views: 3904

RE: Why Is American Airlines Gathering Written Dos

<i>Its a DOT requirement, in case of an emergency o accident.</i> When I flew <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM)...

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by ntspelich
Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Without Fatalaties
Replies: 62
Views: 11157

RE: Airlines Without Fatalaties

<i>South West had a bad accident with a 737-325</i> Correction, Southwest had an incident at <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glendale / Pasadena) - Bob Hope (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym>. The way that it's been described to me (someone please correct me if I'm wron...

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by ntspelich
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" The TV Show. Bad PR For WN?
Replies: 77
Views: 8252

RE: "Airline" The TV Show. Bad PR For WN?

<i>i dunno but that girl Gina in <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> is hot!</i> I'll make sure to tell her that there are in fact multiple threads on the internet about her hot-ness. I'm sure that she'll get a kick out of i...

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by ntspelich
Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Creative Tail Numbers
Replies: 14
Views: 5641

RE: Creative Tail Numbers

How about Hooters Air's N750WL? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/485193/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/485193/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/9/1/485193.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger ...

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by ntspelich
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Underground Tunnels
Replies: 40
Views: 4345

RE: Airports Underground Tunnels

PIT has a tunnel, although you can only be in it if you're on the train from landside to airside.

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by ntspelich
Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Start PIT Service
Replies: 84
Views: 9865

RE: Southwest To Start PIT Service

<i>We were told that we would definitely add one new city this year. We all thought it would be Charlotte, but <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> will do fine.</i> Ahh, but the employee newsline this week said "We will add ...

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by ntspelich
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wright Amendment - Does It Apply To Charters?
Replies: 6
Views: 3278

RE: Wright Amendment - Does It Apply To Charters?

From: <a href="http://www.dallas-lovefield.com/lovenotes/lovechrono.html">http://www.dallas-lovefield.com/lovenotes/lovechrono.html</a> 1979 Southwest Airlines begins interstate service to New Orleans, Lousiana. Congress passes the Wright Amendment to the International Air Transportation Competition...

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by ntspelich
Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN Add City In 2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 7073

RE: Will WN Add City In 2005?

Well, I just got done with my daily listen to the Employee Newsline message that Gary records each day, and he did state today on it "...expect a lot of change this year.... We will add at least one new city this year. Stay tuned in the near future for more information on that." So I guess that is t...

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by ntspelich
Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyhigh Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 4479

RE: Skyhigh Airlines

At least Deleware finally gets scheduled commerical service back!

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by ntspelich
Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest B732 Retired Yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

RE: Southwest B732 Retired Yet?

<i>yada yada yada.....I can dream, can't I...?</i> There's a reason that you're at <acronym title="Business Express (USA)">HQ</acronym> in <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym> and I'm out on the ramp at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (F...

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by ntspelich
Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest B732 Retired Yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

RE: Southwest B732 Retired Yet?

The -300s will be with us for awhile. A long while.  Smile

NTS

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by ntspelich
Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest B732 Retired Yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 2882

RE: Southwest B732 Retired Yet?

Monday, 1/17/05 will mark the final flight of N95SW. I'm not sure if that's the final -200 flight, but it's the day that we, as a company, are celebrating the end of our -200s years of faithful service. I still say that we should convert them to cargo and bounce them around the system to move mail/f...

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by ntspelich
Sat Jan 01, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did Your Airline Ring In The New Year?
Replies: 1
Views: 4808

How Did Your Airline Ring In The New Year?

I'm assuming that most airlines will have rung in the new year in one of two similar fashions: 1) free "mini-glass" of champagne or 2) do nothing. I know that at <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> we were stocking all of the late depatures out of <acronym title="Baltimore / Washi...

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by ntspelich
Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Down Home Girl CEO?
Replies: 16
Views: 2775

RE: WN's Down Home Girl CEO?

<i>Gary Kelly - Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Colleen Barrett - President Herbert (Herb) D. Kelleher - Executive Chairman of the Board </i> Don't forget Colleen's other official title of Corporate Secretary. From what I've been told, she requested that this be added to her o...

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by ntspelich
Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Down Home Girl CEO?
Replies: 16
Views: 2775

RE: WN's Down Home Girl CEO?

I think that since she's taken helm of the company we've been doing pretty good for ourselves, espicially given the state of the industry. Who cares what you look like, it's how you can perform your job. She seems to be doing just fine. And FYI, if you're ever around Colleen and do majorly mess up o...

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by ntspelich
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest And Airbus?
Replies: 89
Views: 10306

RE: Southwest And Airbus?

Nothing against Airbus, I love their planes. Well, most of them. But the only time that I think any of us will ever see one in <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>'s colors would be if they were really, really trying to get <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> to ...

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by ntspelich
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN Add City In 2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 7073

RE: Will WN Add City In 2005?

1. JAN is Jackson, <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym>. 2. I'm with OPNLguy, we're hearing rumors of one, possibly two new cities next year out in the field. A lot of them have been mentioned above. But, from everything that I've heard, it's a rather short list of possibilities. 3. My opinion: Wh...

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by ntspelich
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Is Most Wealthy?
Replies: 57
Views: 11876

RE: Which Airline Is Most Wealthy?

WN started operations on June 18, 1971. <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym>-<acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym> wh...

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by ntspelich
Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Providence Airport Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 2894

RE: Providence Airport Closed

In the end, we ended up having six diversions come in to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> that night. It was quite a sight to finally leave work and have see our de-ice pad jam-packed with planes, while knowing that every...

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by ntspelich
Sat Dec 25, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did Your Airline Handle The 12/23 Storm?
Replies: 31
Views: 5782

RE: How Did Your Airline Handle The 12/23 Storm?

WN <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> was taking hits mainly due to the weather pattern to the west. Although there were landing delays due to the local weather (rain). Only one plane had to be de-iced yesterday, so not too...

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by ntspelich
Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversions To PIT From DC Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 2838

RE: Diversions To PIT From DC Area?

The last flight that I worked before I went home for the day at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> was, and I quote the captain, "on a ground hold due to weather heading west. Right now it's looking like anything from 10 mi...

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by ntspelich
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Muarry Avation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

RE: Who Is Muarry Avation?

Murray Aviation is a highly efficient and dedicated on-demand <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> Part 135 Air Carrier with door-to-door capabilities intended for one purpose: To assure that your productivity and transportation needs are fulfi...

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by ntspelich
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does O&D Mean & Importance To Airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 31371

RE: What Does O&D Mean & Importance To Airlines?

O&D = Origin & Destination, basically the # of pax that start and/or end their trips in that city. It's important for many reasons, but one of them particularlly, espicially since more airlines are going point-to-point is that it can be a large factor in determining route structure and frequencies. ...

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by ntspelich
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big Green Plane At LHR
Replies: 15
Views: 8920

RE: Big Green Plane At LHR

<i>Airlines lend the police real planes for these exercises.</i> And then sometimes the police forget to check that there's no live ammo left on the ramp.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> I was at <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym>...

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by ntspelich
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finding WN One-Stop City
Replies: 9
Views: 2443

RE: Finding WN One-Stop City

I can look it up for you if you have the lfight #.

NTS

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by ntspelich
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN Acquire Some Of TZ's 737-800s?
Replies: 19
Views: 5024

RE: Will WN Acquire Some Of TZ's 737-800s?

Yup, 2H4 hit it exactly on the head. Thanks for the clarification there. I just load em and push em, don't know too much about the inner workings, at least all of the electronic stuff.

NTS

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