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by mariner
Wed Dec 05, 2001 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier To Start Service To Three Destinations
Replies: 18
Views: 2448

RE: Frontier To Start Service To Three Destination

Hi, Exusair: I agree with almost everything you say - except the idea of a premium cabin. At least as long as Sam Addoms is CEO, I doubt it will happen. He tends to take the view that if it ain't broke.... However, Jeff Potter is his anointed successor, and it was Potter who introduced Business Clas...

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by mariner
Wed Dec 05, 2001 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afghan Airline Returns To The Skies
Replies: 14
Views: 3264

RE: Afghan Airline Returns To The Skies

Hi, Serge - re: Russian planes. I was lucky enough to fly twice on an IL 62, with Aeroflot and with Interflug. It was one of the most comfortable aircraft I have ever flown - a very smooth ride. I felt completely "safe" on that plane. Admittedly, the seats were something that only Stalin could love,...

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by mariner
Wed Dec 05, 2001 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier To Start Service To Three Destinations
Replies: 18
Views: 2448

RE: Frontier To Start Service To Three Destination

Obviously, Frontier has to be careful - but then they always have been. Sam Addoms, the CEO, has the reputation of being one of the most cautious and conservative, and one of the wisest, around. In 1998 they had about $8 million in reserves. Today they have about $100 million. Not bad for three year...

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by mariner
Mon Dec 03, 2001 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot SVO-HAV... Profitable?
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

RE: Aeroflot SVO-HAV... Profitable?

It doesn't have much (or anything) to do with communism - it's about economics. For historical reasons, Russia is still the island's largest trading partner, and, because of the embargo, Cuba can't trade with the US. The Europeans are moving in, but there's still a long way to go because of an impli...

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by mariner
Sun Dec 02, 2001 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway To Come Back!
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

RE: Midway To Come Back!

TWAmerican:

No problems, no hard feelings. We're all sad when any airline goes under, and optimistic when they fly.

However, in the case of Midway, I just don't get it.

Cheers

mariner

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by mariner
Sun Dec 02, 2001 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway To Come Back!
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

RE: Midway To Come Back!

TWAMERICAN: No, not on drugs, and I'm happy you have good feelings. I'm sure the CEO is also happy that, having pulled some political strings to get the money, he's still got a job. A lot of ex-Midway employees haven't. Howsumever, all those who invested in MDWY will not be so pleased. When the airl...

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by mariner
Sat Dec 01, 2001 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated Number Of Orders For Boeing And Airbus
Replies: 3
Views: 4329

RE: Updated Number Of Orders For Boeing And Airbus

If you go to the Airbus website( www.airbus.com), they update their orders monthly, by aircraft type.

Not sure, but I would guess Boeing does the same.

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by mariner
Sat Dec 01, 2001 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australia's Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 999

RE: Australia's Airlines

It's hard to say, because of the Ansett situation. There are a couple of AN subsidiaries or associates, like Kendell Airlines and Hazelton, but, last time I checked, they were a bit disorganized, too. There are some smaller, outback airlines (regionals) but they tend to come and go like flies - I do...

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by mariner
Sat Dec 01, 2001 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Vs. Airbus = Boeing Vs. Douglas?
Replies: 9
Views: 6269

RE: Boeing Vs. Airbus = Boeing Vs. Douglas?

Ummm, okay. You obviously know your stuff, and I'm hesitant to argue - although surely Northwest Orient, UAL and American Overseas flew Stratocruisers? As old time BOAC family (my father started with Imperial, then BOAC, then British - my first flight was on a Sunderland flying boat, 1941, Alexandri...

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by mariner
Sat Dec 01, 2001 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Vs. Airbus = Boeing Vs. Douglas?
Replies: 9
Views: 6269

RE: Boeing Vs. Airbus = Boeing Vs. Douglas?

That's a terrific analysis, GDB, but I'm puzzled by one one thing - "long haul fleets were either Lockheed or Douglas". Where do you put the (Boeing) Stratocruiser, which was, in the forties and early fifties, the mainstay aircraft of Pan Am for its trans-ocean routes and Boac for its trans-Atlantic...

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by mariner
Fri Nov 30, 2001 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway To Come Back!
Replies: 28
Views: 2422

RE: Midway To Come Back!

It went bankrupt the first time, it went bankrupt the second time, and third time is not lucky - ask any World War 1 vet.

Come on, guys, one plane? Let the dead dog rest in peace.

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by mariner
Fri Nov 30, 2001 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-318 Prototype
Replies: 10
Views: 1484

RE: A-318 Prototype

There was a photo of it about six weeks ago on the Airbus website, and, I THINK someone posted it here, or a link to it.

The tail was painted, but not the body. Someone had drawn a cute smiley face on one of the engine covers, which suits the plane.

They're still saying first flight in January.

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by mariner
Thu Nov 29, 2001 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Pursuing To Get A 3/4 Slot At DCA.
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

RE: Frontier Pursuing To Get A 3/4 Slot At DCA.

Frontier originally requested 4 slots at DCA, but were awarded two (one landing, one take off). Since then they have been after those additional two slots. Twice a day service makes better financial sense (overheads) than once a day. Will they get them? Probably - eventually. They have proved they r...

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by mariner
Sat Nov 24, 2001 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Adds Frequencies To MDW, LAS, MCO, & SLC
Replies: 4
Views: 2496

RE: Frontier Adds Frequencies To MDW, LAS, MCO, &a

Slightly surprised that you are surprised. Several of the small frys have weathered the down turn better than the majors (Frontier, Jet Blue, and maybe AAI). Since Reno and Austin were added after 9/11, it could be said that Frontier is operating it's full schedule - just a different schedule from p...

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