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by jjbiv
Tue May 23, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport
Replies: 27
Views: 9690

RE: Catholic Mass At DCA Reagan Airport

PIT at 10am every weekday...perhaps on the weekends, too.

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by jjbiv
Sun May 21, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Lifts Off From YNG To SFB Starting Today
Replies: 26
Views: 5637

RE: Allegiant Lifts Off From YNG To SFB Starting Today

The only reason to discredit an airport like <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> is when you know the airport you are tasked to market can't hold a candle against the bigger competitor. Pure hyperbolic marketing nonsense. I ...

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by jjbiv
Sun May 21, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744
Replies: 39
Views: 8715

RE: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744

The superb benefits may be a good deal for all involved: they keep employees healthy and coming to work (and happy?) and the company can write them off as an expense on their Federal tax return. I would, however, suggest that such a sweetheart deal cannot continue infinitely; lower cost operators wi...

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by jjbiv
Sun May 21, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744
Replies: 39
Views: 8715

RE: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744

From the article: Of the new UPS jobs, 1,284 will be full-time positions paying an average of about $87,000 annually before benefits. The new jobs will add $91million to the company's payroll. Let's work the math backward on this statement. Full time work is 2080 hours per year (52 weeks/year times ...

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by jjbiv
Sun May 21, 2006 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Go" Ferry Flt On Way To HNL
Replies: 16
Views: 6535

RE: "Go" Ferry Flt On Way To HNL

That joke would work so much better if there actually were pax on board the aircraft for a *ferry* flight.

joe

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by jjbiv
Sun May 21, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Travel A330 AOG At Las Vegas?
Replies: 17
Views: 5350

RE: My Travel A330 AOG At Las Vegas?

I can't imagine a situation in which an aircraft is being towed, the aircraft hits a fixed obstacle, and the individual or individuals conducting the tow are not at fault for the collision. If CCDA instructed them to tow the aircraft down the strip to parking would you suggest doing the same? Someon...

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by jjbiv
Sun May 21, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS 747s
Replies: 16
Views: 3769

RE: UPS 747s

Only at UPS would the routes flown by an aircraft *TYPE* be considered a security risk. That information (and much "worse," by security standards) is freely available to the public. Visit <a href="http://www.trackaflight.com" target=_blank>www.trackaflight.com</a> and look at the hub-to-hub flights ...

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by jjbiv
Sun May 21, 2006 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744
Replies: 39
Views: 8715

RE: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744

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by jjbiv
Sun May 21, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744
Replies: 39
Views: 8715

RE: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744

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by jjbiv
Sat May 20, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744
Replies: 39
Views: 8715

RE: UPS To Add 5,000 Jobs At SDF & Ramp For A380, B744

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by jjbiv
Sat May 20, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Planes Turn Around Minutes From PVD
Replies: 104
Views: 13827

RE: Southwest Planes Turn Around Minutes From PVD

Does WN use trained station personnel as weather observers?

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu May 18, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mayor: DAL Will Not Close
Replies: 29
Views: 3563

RE: Mayor: DAL Will Not Close

Do many WN employees live in the area immediately around DAL?

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu May 18, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike
Replies: 40
Views: 11861

RE: UA870 SYD-SFO Bird Strike

It wouldn't have been carrying any revenue freight on a three-engine ferry flight.

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu May 18, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Adds More Flights
Replies: 41
Views: 6074

RE: ATA Adds More Flights

Is the 757-200 less fuel efficent than the 737-800? I was under the impression that the -200 was one of the least expensive aircraft (to operate) on a per seat basis. It makes sense that the -800 could be more fuel efficent with its newer design, engines, and winglets while still costing slightly mo...

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by jjbiv
Thu May 18, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did FedEx Acquired A New B747-300F?
Replies: 20
Views: 6527

RE: Did FedEx Acquired A New B747-300F?

FedEx has plenty of trustee-registered aircraft. Look up N656FE for an example. Thanks for the great pointers to research resources.

The mystery merry-go-round continues...

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed May 17, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Longer For NWA's DC-10's?
Replies: 28
Views: 7959

RE: How Much Longer For NWA's DC-10's?

Isn't ATA looking to buy cheap widebodies?

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed May 17, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major Airlines Without B747
Replies: 50
Views: 7748

RE: Major Airlines Without B747

FedEx doesn't have any anymore; although, they did operate some (acquired in the Flying Tigers purchase) for a bit before leasing them out and, ultimately, getting rid of the type entirely.

joe

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by jjbiv
Wed May 17, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did FedEx Acquired A New B747-300F?
Replies: 20
Views: 6527

RE: Did FedEx Acquired A New B747-300F?

I'm aware FedEx is public and how to locate their SEC filings and additional investor information; I own a few shares of the company myself. Rather, I was wondering if anyone had any "inside" information. You'll note that FedEx owns aircraft that are not listed in the public filings (e.g. the fleet ...

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by jjbiv
Tue May 16, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did FedEx Acquired A New B747-300F?
Replies: 20
Views: 6527

RE: Did FedEx Acquired A New B747-300F?

Does FedEx still own any ex-Flying Tigers 747 aircraft? I remember they were leasing them to other operators for some time following the acquisition.

joe

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by jjbiv
Mon May 15, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Carrying Senator Kennedy Struck By Lightning
Replies: 19
Views: 7700

RE: Plane Carrying Senator Kennedy Struck By Light

Whose jet was it?

filler

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by jjbiv
Sun May 14, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20/20: MYTH: Flight Delays Are Due To Weather
Replies: 76
Views: 12413

RE: 20/20: MYTH: Flight Delays Are Due To Weather

Stossel's argument is akin to saying that we should get rid of rush hour on the roads by spreading out work schedules so everyone isn't trying to go in the same direction at the same time. The fact of the matter is that demand for flights peaks in the morning and early evening to coincide with most ...

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by jjbiv
Sat May 06, 2006 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Head(s) Rolling At United
Replies: 10
Views: 3679

RE: Head(s) Rolling At United

When's Tague out the door? The sooner, the better for UA.

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by jjbiv
Fri May 05, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does The FAA Expose Radar Data?
Replies: 2
Views: 3793

RE: How Does The FAA Expose Radar Data?

Google FAA ASDI.

joe

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by jjbiv
Fri May 05, 2006 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex To Expand IND 04/14/2006
Replies: 59
Views: 6188

RE: Fedex To Expand IND 04/14/2006

I don't see how FedEx could move all traffic ex-China through <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym>; that part was probably just sloppy reporting or the city boasting. Many (small) domestic cities still only have feed to/from <acronym title="Memphis ...

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by jjbiv
Fri May 05, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex To Expand IND 04/14/2006
Replies: 59
Views: 6188

RE: Fedex To Expand IND 04/14/2006

It hit Business Wire at 11:00 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> <acronym title="Ethiopian Airlines">ET</acronym>: <a href="http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/060504/20060504005722.html?.v=1" target=_blank>http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/060504/20060504005722.html?.v=1</a> FedEx Express, Indianapolis Airport Aut...

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by jjbiv
Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About JetBlue Crew Rest
Replies: 21
Views: 4639

RE: Question About JetBlue Crew Rest

Does B6 have stand-up (or high-speed) overnights where a crew is technically on duty all night (albeit at a hotel most of the time)? If they do, this would allow the last inbound crew to work the first outbound flight back home.

Joe

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by jjbiv
Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN/TZ Help
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

RE: WN/TZ Help

Your best best (based on information current as of when I left) is to check in online at ATA on your outbound leg. After you print your <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> boarding pass, the site will direct you to southwest.com to print you second-leg B.P. Drop your bag with ATA....

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by jjbiv
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scasd On The Chopping Block
Replies: 40
Views: 3037

RE: Scasd On The Chopping Block

Both programs should be eliminated (or at least severely curtailed). They are nothing but Washington pork designed to buy votes. They skew the market for air service, to boot.

joe

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by jjbiv
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiesta Bowl Charters
Replies: 27
Views: 4573

RE: Fiesta Bowl Charters

ATA's L10s should be almost fully committed to the military this year.

joe

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by jjbiv
Sat Dec 10, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Auto-Cancel Reservations - What Gives?
Replies: 12
Views: 3005

RE: AA Auto-Cancel Reservations - What Gives?

Just remind your agent to either cancel the itinerary segment you will not be flying on from your PNR or have him move it so that it is the last segment in the record. Revenue accounting technology gets out of hand sometimes in SABRE.

joe

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by jjbiv
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Hits Logan On Bid To Limit WiFi
Replies: 5
Views: 2616

RE: AA Hits Logan On Bid To Limit WiFi

Why are the State Police and the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> using an unlicensed frequency band for critical applications? I like the 9/11 reference. Sounds more like Massport greed to me! Perhaps <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan Inter...

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by jjbiv
Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TransMeridian Exec Speaks
Replies: 7
Views: 2219

RE: TransMeridian Exec Speaks

It's not the job of the media to give someone they ask to comment on a topic the underlying facts thereof? If the media is reporting the news, how are their "experts" supposed to know that upon which they are being asked to comment if not for the media giving such information to them? Perhaps the me...

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by jjbiv
Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crack Spread Up Over $4.00 Today
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

RE: Crack Spread Up Over $4.00 Today

It's a bit much to call the term "crack spread" common. Even the WSJ has only used it six times in articles since 1996. As I said, I'm an economics major, ready to graduate in just over two months, and I've never heard the term. I'm glad you posted, though; I've learned a new term. However, I can on...

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by jjbiv
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Deal With GoJet Airlines?
Replies: 24
Views: 27993

RE: What's The Deal With GoJet Airlines?

STLGph, The non-response you posted says a lot about the quality, rationality and logic (or lack thereof) of the pilots' collective position -- a position which many (but not all) pilots ostensibly support. Your Ad Hominem was needless; as if relevant to the discussion at hand, I currently am in the...

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by jjbiv
Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crack Spread Up Over $4.00 Today
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

RE: Crack Spread Up Over $4.00 Today

As an economics major, I really should know this, but I believe the crack spread is the profit or loss created when one sells crude futures and buys futures for crude distillates (gas, heating oil, etc.); just FYI.

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crack Spread Up Over $4.00 Today
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

RE: Crack Spread Up Over $4.00 Today

I was just worried I'd have to readjust my budget if crack is rising in price! Then again, what's $4 to an addict? j/k

joe

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by jjbiv
Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Deal With GoJet Airlines?
Replies: 24
Views: 27993

RE: What's The Deal With GoJet Airlines?

Pilots-to-be should be required to take economics classes. I don't know where you guys come up with some of this stuff. If an individual is willing to work for the wage an employer is offering, let them work! If you're so much better than they are, you'll be able to earn a wage premium and they will...

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by jjbiv
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crack Spread Up Over $4.00 Today
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

RE: Crack Spread Up Over $4.00 Today

This thread really needs a new subject.

joe

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by jjbiv
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've Been Stiff-armed' By Southwest
Replies: 196
Views: 13960

RE: 'We've Been Stiff-armed' By Southwest

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by jjbiv
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've Been Stiff-armed' By Southwest
Replies: 196
Views: 13960

RE: 'We've Been Stiff-armed' By Southwest

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by jjbiv
Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transmeridian Just Ceased Operations
Replies: 109
Views: 14602

RE: Transmeridian Just Ceased Operations

N960PG and N135NJ are enroute to <acronym title="Roswell - Industrial Air Center (ROW / KROW), USA - New Mexico">ROW</acronym> ex-<acronym title="Toledo - Express (TOL / KTOL), USA - Ohio">TOL</acronym> (departed between 625P and 640P); N130NJ is coimg from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jacks...

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by jjbiv
Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've Been Stiff-armed' By Southwest
Replies: 196
Views: 13960

RE: 'We've Been Stiff-armed' By Southwest

Why are so many people afraid of <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>'s success? I can understand <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> being opposed to expanding the ro...

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by jjbiv
Tue Sep 06, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UAL And Ameco
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

RE: UAL And Ameco

I think you have the wrong link, buddy.

joe

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by jjbiv
Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do You Like To Work At Arizona?
Replies: 18
Views: 6182

RE: Do You Like To Work At Arizona?

Go easy on correcting Mr. Cheng. I'm thinking English is not his first language. Trying to learn a foreign language makes one sensitive to these types of critiques. Point out the errors, but please don't be a smart ass. We can all stand to improve our English skills.

Thanks!

joe

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by jjbiv
Tue Sep 06, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Pilots OK Union To Strike
Replies: 54
Views: 5406

RE: UPS Pilots OK Union To Strike

Just a small correction, not "all other airlines" have a union.

joe

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by jjbiv
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Bailed On Customers Before Katrina Hit
Replies: 119
Views: 13029

RE: Airlines Bailed On Customers Before Katrina Hit

FYI; from Carnival's press release today: "While it is difficult to determine the full financial impact resulting from the above hurricane related events, the company currently believes that these events will reduce earnings by between $0.01 and $0.03 per share with most of the impact expected to fa...

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by jjbiv
Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could QF 744's Help New Orleans?
Replies: 41
Views: 7788

RE: Could QF 744's Help New Orleans?

I believe that the international carrier restrictions only apply to revenue flights, which these obviously would not be.

joe

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by jjbiv
Mon Aug 22, 2005 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TZ Hits Fence At MDW
Replies: 13
Views: 3498

RE: TZ Hits Fence At MDW

Good luck; I hope you guys can make it through the rest of the year and early 2006. Still seems like a lot of stupid management decisions did ATA in when it could have been so much more (like selling <acronym title="Chicago Express Airlines/ATA Connection (USA)">C8</acronym> for next to nothing). joe

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by jjbiv
Mon Aug 22, 2005 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC9 Emergency Landing At MSP?
Replies: 28
Views: 8654

RE: NWA DC9 Emergency Landing At MSP?

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by jjbiv
Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Menzies, Ugh!
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

RE: Menzies, Ugh!

Did I ever tell you about the time we took a 22-style bag and hooked it up to the back of a tug? Those in-link-skate style wheels were no match for the bouncy ride behind our tug. Of course, it was all done in good humor and not to a pax's bag; I can only imagine how it looked from the terminal if a...

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