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by HPRamper
Fri May 20, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP/US Fleet Commonality After Merger
Replies: 39
Views: 7083

RE: HP/US Fleet Commonality After Merger

The merged airline will be headed toward a domestic fleet of completely A320-line aircraft. Meaning A319, A320, and probably A321 as well. All aircraft that are being retired are 737. There will still be plenty around but there will be a gradual reduction over time. I like both color schemes, I hope...

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by HPRamper
Fri May 20, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP/US Merger Could Be Announced Today, May 19
Replies: 46
Views: 6053

RE: HP/US Merger Could Be Announced Today, May 19

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by HPRamper
Thu May 19, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue
Replies: 77
Views: 14291

RE: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue

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by HPRamper
Thu May 19, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP Employees, Let's Unite!
Replies: 55
Views: 4246

RE: HP Employees, Let's Unite!

I personally am not worried. Then again, rampers are probably safe for the most part. Pilots, and especially management, administrative people, ehhhh not so sure about that. But I'm positive there will be a minimum of job cuts, and a minimum of wage cuts. Not that we at <acronym title="America West ...

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by HPRamper
Thu May 19, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Notify Passengers Of Unscreened Cargo
Replies: 20
Views: 3174

RE: US To Notify Passengers Of Unscreened Cargo

It does sound a bit paranoid to me. But I realized one upside that SHOULD come of this. At <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> we used to be able to ship personal items in cargo for extremely cheap, don't know the exact figure, it may have been $5 and I don't think there was a ...

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by HPRamper
Thu May 19, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airport For New Orleans MSY?
Replies: 15
Views: 4363

RE: New Airport For New Orleans MSY?

If they built the airport in another location, would it still even be designated MSY? Since that stands for the StockYards that once occupied the land it is currently on.

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by HPRamper
Thu May 19, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Happen To CLT After US/HP Merged?
Replies: 9
Views: 4527

RE: What Would Happen To CLT After US/HP Merged?

Word on the street is he pulled a rabbit out of a top hat too.

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by HPRamper
Thu May 19, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just For Fun: Rename US/HP
Replies: 95
Views: 6622

RE: Just For Fun: Rename US/HP

New World Airways....it would be abbreviated as NWA and confuse a lot of people

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Boutique Carriers Like YX And F9 Survive?
Replies: 20
Views: 3110

RE: Can Boutique Carriers Like YX And F9 Survive?

Frontier...the next airline to join HP and US! Hurrah for the super-merger!

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Livery - Your Opinion
Replies: 3
Views: 2993

Airline Livery - Your Opinion

There's been some talk regarding the livery on America West and US Airways aircraft, and over which is "better." Which brings me to this topic. What paint jobs do you really think stand out, which ones do you just plain not like? I like America West and US Airways, I don't like Delta much but I <acr...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP/US - Will They Actually Re-Brand?
Replies: 68
Views: 6131

RE: HP/US - Will They Actually Re-Brand?

The traveling public in Europe? No. People who regularly travel between Europe and the US, absolutely. As for reaching, telling people to stand in front of a mirror and say names of airlines seems a little redundant. On another subject, I've never had a problem with the US Airways livery, I personal...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue
Replies: 77
Views: 14291

RE: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue

We just handle them like any other piece of cargo, from above the passengers just see a big box, of course we are careful with it, don't bash it around or anything. How else would you do it? Upon unloading we just load it into a bag cart along with the other cargo and drop it off down at Cargo. I he...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Will Use E3 @ PDX
Replies: 34
Views: 3446

RE: Jetblue Will Use E3 @ PDX

D-4, that's an America West gate

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If HP & US Merge, What Happens To HA Codeshare
Replies: 7
Views: 3543

RE: If HP & US Merge, What Happens To HA Codeshare

I've heard that a lot, that <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> and <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> should merge. Who knows, down the line maybe. <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> is now just about done with their bankruptcy so they sho...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline @ Fort Lauderdale/Nassau?
Replies: 24
Views: 3809

RE: New Airline @ Fort Lauderdale/Nassau?

Wow, that sounds great and pretty affordable even if you aren't flying for business.

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Will Use E3 @ PDX
Replies: 34
Views: 3446

RE: Jetblue Will Use E3 @ PDX

250 each way? I'd rather have one connection and save a load of money. I see flights with one connection for 298...that's over 200 dollars difference for less than two flight hours. Makes very little sense to me. Basically it only sounds logical for business travel. I heard Continental will be addin...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue
Replies: 77
Views: 14291

RE: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue

Ours are usually bare cardboard with markings "head" and "feet" with the wooden base, and metal tightstraps

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP/US - Will They Actually Re-Brand?
Replies: 68
Views: 6131

RE: HP/US - Will They Actually Re-Brand?

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA, DL, US Ect. Ect. . The BIG SIX
Replies: 22
Views: 3637

RE: UA, DL, US Ect. Ect. . The BIG SIX

The government needs to step away from the whole mess. They keep bailing out airline after airline, it's like keeping a brain-dead person on life support for years, and it disrupts the flow of succession. Survival of the fittest. It's not that they care about the airlines themselves, they are just a...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Webcast......Merger Information
Replies: 54
Views: 8007

RE: America West Webcast......Merger Information

Hey, if HP paid us more, I could afford to buy some stock in the company. heh.

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue
Replies: 77
Views: 14291

RE: Dead Bodies = 18% Of B6's Cargo Revenue

The average passenger doesn't know that airlines ship HRs with their baggage. No doubt some people might get queasy about it, because people are like that. At <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> the family generally flies with the <acronym title="Hahn Air Lines (Germany)">HR</a...

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If UA Go Bust, Who Will Fill In Their LHR Slots
Replies: 77
Views: 8879

RE: If UA Go Bust, Who Will Fill In Their LHR Slots

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by HPRamper
Wed May 18, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Jet Diverted Today To Maine
Replies: 2
Views: 2774

RE: Another Jet Diverted Today To Maine

This was already posted on in a previous thread. I always liked that airport at Bangor, neat watching those big <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> tankers rolling down that huge runway. Last time I was there I was puzzled by a 747 parked at the terminal - that was when Cat Stevens landed there...

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by HPRamper
Tue May 17, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/HP Merger Details - Being Released Tomorrow
Replies: 93
Views: 10582

RE: US/HP Merger Details - Being Released Tomorrow

I heard the new airline would be trying to get out of the Star Alliance. As for hubs, <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> will be the administrative nerve center and the main western hub with a subsidiary hub in <acronym title="Las Vegas - Mc...

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by HPRamper
Tue May 17, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/HP Merger Details - Being Released Tomorrow
Replies: 93
Views: 10582

RE: US/HP Merger Details - Being Released Tomorrow

It stays probably as the central hub for the entire company, since HP management is taking full control. Probably will get even busier.

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by HPRamper
Tue May 17, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP Employees, Let's Unite!
Replies: 55
Views: 4246

RE: HP Employees, Let's Unite!

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by HPRamper
Tue May 17, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US/HP Merger Details - Being Released Tomorrow
Replies: 93
Views: 10582

RE: US/HP Merger Details - Being Released Tomorrow

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by HPRamper
Mon May 16, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: HP/US - Plus 20 X A350
Replies: 89
Views: 12810

RE: FT: HP/US - Plus 20 X A350

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by HPRamper
Mon May 16, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US / HP Wage Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

US / HP Wage Questions

One issue I've been thinking about is how wages will be equalized across a newly-merged company. I don't know the pay scale for US ramp employees, <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> starts at $7.25 an hour with the lucky people getting a geography differential, and <acronym ti...

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by HPRamper
Mon May 16, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FT: HP/US - Plus 20 X A350
Replies: 89
Views: 12810

RE: FT: HP/US - Plus 20 X A350

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways And America West To Merge
Replies: 105
Views: 16366

RE: US Airways And America West To Merge

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways And America West To Merge
Replies: 105
Views: 16366

RE: US Airways And America West To Merge

Actually the new airline would be bigger than Southwest, it would replace WN as the 6th largest carrier in the United States.

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New DHL Hub At March ARB, CA(KRIV)
Replies: 27
Views: 5739

RE: New DHL Hub At March ARB, CA(KRIV)

So is this going to be a very large DHL hub, or just a regional one? Wouldn't it make sense for DHL to have a large hub on the west coast serve the same purpose as Wilmington?

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New News For PDX 2005?
Replies: 8
Views: 3374

RE: New News For PDX 2005?

I don't know which ones you are referring to, there are two very large rounded ones at the west end of the air cargo center which are visible for literally miles, one is used for painting aircraft and the other I believe is used by Skywest. I have not heard anything about the hangers actually on air...

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New News For PDX 2005?
Replies: 8
Views: 3374

RE: New News For PDX 2005?

The rumor I've heard is that the Air Guard / Air Reserve base south of the main terminal and adjacent to the air cargo center is to be phased out and swallowed up by the airport proper. What's an interesting thought is that with all the large hangars the Air Force used for maintenance on tankers and...

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?
Replies: 49
Views: 5717

RE: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?

The person on board not only has to operate the brakes, they also have to communicate with the FAA tower for clearance to move, start the APU and monitor the aircraft for any maintenance issues.

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?
Replies: 49
Views: 5717

RE: Who Taxies Planes For Maintenance?

Often the airport will have its own certified maintenance personnel who are contracted with the carriers who don't have maintenance crew on station.

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Janet Airlines To Area 51.
Replies: 27
Views: 17573

RE: Janet Airlines To Area 51.

Who knows, they are old though, what is that, a 737-200? Or is it even older?
Layton, Utah - that's Hill Air Force Base. Makes sense.

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Ramp Crew Let Go
Replies: 39
Views: 5429

RE: AS Ramp Crew Let Go

Unfortunate, I have never really liked "ground handling companies", while most aren't as bad as Evergreen...I like when companies employ their own rampers. I know that Menzies works <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> in <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Or...

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Second Airport For Atlanta?
Replies: 45
Views: 6438

RE: A Second Airport For Atlanta?

I think the Atlanta metro area size and population conversation is a bit redundant, I would say the majority of the traffic at <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> is not local customers but transfers from fl...

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways And America West To Merge
Replies: 105
Views: 16366

RE: US Airways And America West To Merge

"have a question for HPRamper or any other <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> folks on here. I know <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> has its own ramp people in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym...

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by HPRamper
Sat May 14, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways And America West To Merge
Replies: 105
Views: 16366

RE: US Airways And America West To Merge

I work ramp for <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> and of course I've heard a lot of talk about this recently. First of all, the new countrywide network that will be created would rival any of the other "bigs", <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> along wi...

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