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by jmc1975
Sun Nov 26, 2000 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News At Portland?
Replies: 2
Views: 1050

RE: News At Portland?

Probably no one, as it relates to trans-Pacific flights. I don't any reason why Delta would need to be replaced all together, though. There is still a good domestic market there for them (PDX-ATL,SLC,CVG,JFK). They pulled the international flights out because they weren't profitable.

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by jmc1975
Wed Oct 25, 2000 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unruly Flight Attendant
Replies: 21
Views: 1942

RE: Unruly Flight Attendant

I agree with Pebennorholm. Life is too short to carry your anger around. However, it is important for employees to act in a professional manner to five the company a good reputation. Usually on every flight, there is at least one passenger that is a real jerk, and it is usually because they are harb...

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 24, 2000 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Eyeing New Focus City
Replies: 34
Views: 3291

RE: AirTran Eyeing New Focus City

Once AirTran gets all its 717s, it should look at Kansas City being the new western hub (or "focus city"). MCI has a large population base, but no airline has a hub there. Previously Braniff, Eastern and TWA had hubs there. In fact, since AirTran is such a dorky name, why not rename it Eastern Airli...

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 24, 2000 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly Painted America West Planes.
Replies: 4
Views: 1809

Newly Painted America West Planes.

It looks as though America West is beginning to once again repaint their aircraft into its new livery. It must be a part of Doug Parker's commitment to improve the airline. In the past month, they painted a 737-200 (N149AW) and they painted two A320s (N635AW and N638AW). Currently, there is an A320 ...

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by jmc1975
Wed Oct 11, 2000 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Fokker F-70
Replies: 4
Views: 2644

RE: America West Fokker F-70

For about a year, they also flew the Fokker 70 from Phoenix to Spokane, twice daily. They dropped that route only to have it restarted last March using a 737-300 and A319.

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by jmc1975
Wed Oct 04, 2000 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Sham Potemkin Air
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

RE: D L X

DLX- I don't really understand your question and what it matters if my boss knows more than me on the subject or doesn't know more on the subject. It seems irrelevant. I'm not an expert in computers, so I can't comment on Bill Gates' talents and knowledge, but I do know he created Microsoft from the...

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by jmc1975
Wed Oct 04, 2000 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines To Your City/Country
Replies: 34
Views: 2419

RE: Airlines To Your City/Country

Phoenix,AZ has: America West America West Express Continental Southwest Delta Northwest Frontier Sun Country Midwest Express American American Trans Air United US Airways TWA Alaska Sunrise Air Canada Air Jamaica Aeromexico Aerolitoral British Airways Lufthansa (March 2001) Airborne Express FedEx UP...

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by jmc1975
Wed Oct 04, 2000 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines To Your City/Country
Replies: 34
Views: 2419

RE: SQA340

SQA340-

Also don't forget:

Southwest
American
American Eagle
Continental Express
America West
Midway
US Airways Express (Chatauqua)


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by jmc1975
Wed Oct 04, 2000 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Service At Santa Rosa,CA
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

N47952

Thanks for the info. I was just wondering since you work at STS, if you know how long are the runway(s)? Do you think it and the new terminal would be able to handle fully loaded CRJs to Phoenix?

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by jmc1975
Wed Oct 04, 2000 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Sham Potemkin Air
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

RE: DLX

DLX- No I am not an airline CEO, but I do know what it takes to be a good CEO. It takes far more than just mangement skills. When you are in charge of a large, complex organization like an airline, you must know the basic fundamentals of the industry to be successful. Also, to run a successful airli...

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Sham Potemkin Air
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

RE: DC Sham Potemkin Air

Just because Johnson has been on the board at USAirways doesn't qualify him to run an airline. A successful airline CEO needs to know the industry inside and out. Take a look at William Franke, CEO of America West. He's been there for 8 years and has no concept of how to run a quality airline, he ON...

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Aesthetically Pleasing Airplane
Replies: 69
Views: 3292

RE: Most Aesthetically Pleasing Airplane

The Japanese-built NMC YS-11A is quite a bute!

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Aeromexico Go For The 777?
Replies: 16
Views: 4451

RE: Gyro

I agree with you on the apparent tendency for Mexicana to favor Airbus products, but just an FYI, Aeromexico hasn't flown DC-10s for quite a long time now...it flies B767-200ER and -300ER to Madrid and Paris.

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Aeromexico Go For The 777?
Replies: 16
Views: 4451

RE: Will Aeromexico Go For The 777?

I have not heard anything from either carrier. But you would think that Mexicana especially should be in the market for a widebody (possibly A330 or A340) to replace its DC-10s it retired years ago. It's largest now is the 757. I would think that Aeromexico would be more likely to buy the 777, becau...

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4893

RE: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX

Will Donald Trump be buying one?  

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 777 Routes?
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

RE: Delta's 777 Routes?

In August, I flew the 777 from MCO to ATL in Business Class...it was very nice, but way too short.

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Southwest Service
Replies: 18
Views: 2396

RE: New Southwest Service

For what it's worth, I've heard rumors for new startup service to Allentown, PA (because of its close proximity to Philadelphia), Richmond, VA (for those living south of the Beltway), and Colorado Springs. Nothing is confirmed. Does anyone know about any other potential cities?

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So, Was The Last TWA 727 The One That Was Hijacked
Replies: 13
Views: 4423

RE: So, Was The Last TWA 727 The One That Was Hijacked

In May 1984, Capt. John Testrake piloted a flight I was on from STL to ORD. It was a 727-200, but I don't recall the tail number.

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by jmc1975
Tue Oct 03, 2000 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Service At Santa Rosa,CA
Replies: 8
Views: 2485

Air Service At Santa Rosa,CA

I noticed that Santa Rosa, California (STS) has only a few flights served by United Express EMB-120s to SFO and LAX. By looking at the demographics of the Sonoma/Napa valleys, it looks like it should have alot more business. I would think that America West Express could easily support 3 daily CRJ fl...

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by jmc1975
Mon Oct 02, 2000 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: George W. Bush's 727 At Prc?
Replies: 3
Views: 1816

George W. Bush's 727 At Prc?

Is there anyone who is familiar with the airport in Prescott, Arizona? I know George W. Bush visited Prescott last month and he has been flying around in a chartered Miami Air 727. Does anyone know if they actually brought that aircraft into Ernest A. Love Field?

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by jmc1975
Mon Oct 02, 2000 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About ASA
Replies: 5
Views: 1226

RE: Question About ASA

On a few occasions, I flew ASA (Delta Connection)between Chattanooga and Atlanta on Bae-146s and ATR-72s. Those flights were too short to really judge the service, however they did try to squeeze in a beverage service on a 30-minute flight, something that Delta did not try to achieve on the MD-88.

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by jmc1975
Mon Oct 02, 2000 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI International Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

RE: PBI International Airport

I don't think anyone here knows what you are asking...maybe you could clarify. You have a website listed and that should probably have sufficient information.

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by jmc1975
Mon Oct 02, 2000 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Has Ever Flown On An American DC-10?
Replies: 32
Views: 4430

RE: Who Has Ever Flown On An American DC-10?

Back in 1983, I flew one HNL-LAX. In 1989 and 1993, I flew it PHX-ORD and back. About 10 years ago, I remember spotting 3 DC-10s at the PHX terminal at the same time. It must have been because of ATC delays at ORD.

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by jmc1975
Sun Oct 01, 2000 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Interiors
Replies: 21
Views: 2217

RE: Delta Interiors

About 3 years ago, I flew on Delta 767-200...it had bright orange and red seats with brown interior panels. It reaked 70s, even though it was built in the early 80s. Ugly Ugly Ugly.

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by jmc1975
Fri Sep 29, 2000 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen To SkyWest Brasilias At Lax?
Replies: 11
Views: 3915

What Will Happen To SkyWest Brasilias At Lax?

I was just in LAX and I saw that SkyWest had a huge fleet of EMB-120 Brasilias operating as United Express. I know that SkyWest is actively replacing them at SLC with CRJs where it operates as Delta Connection. But, does anyone know what will happen to them in LAX? Will they also be replaced by CRJs?

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by jmc1975
Fri Sep 29, 2000 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Southwest Ever Go Wide?
Replies: 41
Views: 4929

RE: Will Southwest Ever Go Wide?

From what I hear from other SWA employees and through the grapevine, they're ordering the A3XX. Actually to be honest, I've heard that in light of the fact they have huge orders for the 737-700, they will be retiring the -200s first, and then retire the -500s. Southwest tries to simplify as many asp...

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by jmc1975
Wed Sep 27, 2000 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A310's At Your Airport
Replies: 29
Views: 2585

RE: A310's At Your Airport

FedEx flies the A310 into PHX daily. Also, the German Luftwafe occasionally flew A310s into PHX.

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by jmc1975
Wed Sep 27, 2000 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West Is Painting 2nd 737-200!
Replies: 2
Views: 2040

America West Is Painting 2nd 737-200!

It looks like America West has their second B737-200 (N149AW) in the paint shop in Amarillo, Texas. This will nicely complement N185AW, which currently is America West's only -200 in their beautiful new colors.

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 25, 2000 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico/Mexicana Markets In U.S.
Replies: 14
Views: 2114

RE: Aeromexico/Mexicana Markets In U.S.

AerLingus- Actually, that ad was with an Aeromexico 757, which Aeromexico claims to have the world's best on-time performance. It was Mexicana which the empty gate belonged to.

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways On West Coast...
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

RE: US Airways On West Coast...

Very true...I have seen SkyWest still listed as an airline that serves Phoenix. But after many years of service they pulled out about 3 years ago. They last operated from Phoenix as Delta Connection to Palm Springs and Yuma with the EMB-120 Brasilia, but now that part of SkyWest is feeding United at...

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways On West Coast...
Replies: 14
Views: 3579

RE: StatesWest

Actually that USAir feeder that operated Beech 1900Cs was StatesWest,which was based in Phoenix. For a while they fed paxs to what were USAir hubs at LAX and SFO from such places as SAN,SBA,FAT,MRY. Prior to the USAir agreement, they operated independently from Phoenix to Orange County, Burbank, San...

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me What I Saw At BUR Today?
Replies: 19
Views: 4063

RE: Can Anyone Tell Me What I Saw At BUR Today?

It was probably 727 operated by the United States Postal Service...they have a large fleet of 727-100s.

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Remember Cochise Airlines?
Replies: 1
Views: 3253

Anyone Remember Cochise Airlines?

Does anyone remember Cochise Airlines, based in Arizona that operated in the early 1980s? If so, where and what did they fly? And why did they go under?

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeromexico/Mexicana Markets In U.S.
Replies: 14
Views: 2114

Aeromexico/Mexicana Markets In U.S.

Do Aeromexico and Mexicana has some type of agreement not to compete in US-Mexico markets? I've noticed the two carriers have very few US markets in common (LAX is the only one that I can think of). For example, Aeromexico operates exclusively to SAN,PHX,DFW,IAH,ATL,MCO,MIA,JFK and Mexicana operates...

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 757-300 Rumors
Replies: 7
Views: 2721

RE: Continental 757-300 Rumors

I would sure hate to be seated in the last row on a full B757-300 flight. It would take so long to deplane the aircraft...somewhat like the old DC8-63.

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Sports Teams Does Northwest Charters To?
Replies: 15
Views: 2945

RE: Which Sports Teams Does Northwest Charters To?

They also charter for the Phoenix Suns...America West lost the contract, because Jerry Colangelo wanted use of an A320, but Bill Franke (AWA CEO) would only let them use the B737-100 (N708AW). So, they went with Northwest instead and the are using a B727-200.

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10 Replacements?
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

NW DC-10 Replacements?

Does anyone know when or with what Northwest will replace their aging DC10s with? They are still using them for most European routes, to Hawaii and some heavy domestic routes. I know that they had some orders for the A330/340, but I believe they converted all those to A319/320 deliveries...correct m...

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways A321 Vs. B757
Replies: 7
Views: 4327

RE: USAirways A321 Vs. B757

F4n: Thank you for your professionalism and understanding. I clearly wasn't trying to start an Airbus-Boeing war, but was trying to get some educated input. Mlsrar: They are roughly the same; the exact overall length is not relavent when the A321 is designed to carry 185 pax is 2-class layout and th...

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by jmc1975
Tue Sep 19, 2000 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 Gate Airports In The U.S.
Replies: 17
Views: 2502

RE: 50 Gate Airports In The U.S.

Phoenix Sky Harbor has 100+ gates.

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The A318/A319?
Replies: 7
Views: 2077

RE: Why The A318/A319?

That's interesting to mention that...I was wondering why the A340-300 wasn't called the A341 or something like that.

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways A321 Vs. B757
Replies: 7
Views: 4327

USAirways A321 Vs. B757

Does anyone know if the A321s that USAirways has on order is to replace the 757s? Even though they're the same size, the A321 doesn't have the range or lift capabilities of the 757 or even the A319/320. Wouldn't be subject to certain weight restrictions on long-haul trans-continental fights (i.e. PH...

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault Mercure
Replies: 11
Views: 2237

RE: Dassault Mercure

If you look at the tail section of the Mercure, you'll see that it looks very similar to the A320 and it's dimensions are very similar. I would imagine Aerospatiale used the Mercure for certain things on the A320 design.

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran/National
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

RE: Airtran/National

What about in a few years, after AirTran expands and JetBlue grows its markets, they could merge to become a new Eastern Airlines? It would certainly create more competition along the East Coast with modern, state-of-the-art aircraft. The B717 and the A320 would be a great mix.

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's New Tulsa-Los Angeles Service
Replies: 6
Views: 3117

RE: AA's New Tulsa-Los Angeles Service

I believe that with the combination of AA building up LAX as a focus city and TUL having a major maintenance base, it would be a good way for AA to cash in on some revenue instead of ferrying the aircraft to one one its hubs.

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Think Japan Airlines Will Come To Denver?
Replies: 14
Views: 4388

RE: Do You Think Japan Airlines Will Come To Denver?

On that token, do you think JAL has any interest in serving Phoenix in the near future?

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best And Worst Designed Airports
Replies: 24
Views: 4072

RE: Best And Worst Designed Airports

Has anyone ever tried to navigate PHX Terminal 4? It's pretty simple, but it need some kind of tram between concourses.

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West's Colors
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

America West's Colors

I noticed that America West hasn't been aggressive at all on painting their 737s...are they going to phase them out completely in favor of the A318/319/320?

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American To Get Rid Of MD-80s?
Replies: 24
Views: 4856

RE: American To Get Rid Of MD-80s?

The 737-800s will eventually take place of the MD80s once they have replaced all the 727s. It will be a slow process and they will take over on the longer routes (i.e. ORD-PHX,SEA-DFW) because of they greater range and lift capabilities. Also, such amenities as IFEs are important to customers on lon...

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scrap Value Of Aircraft
Replies: 10
Views: 17233

RE: Scrap Value Of Aircraft

I talked to a Boeing rep who is converting the old AA,UA and CO DC-10s for FedEx into MD-10s,and he said that FedEx paid $2 million per aircraft.

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by jmc1975
Mon Sep 18, 2000 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Will Replace 777 With 757ERX!
Replies: 13
Views: 2469

RE: CO Will Replace 777 With 757ERX!

Does anyone know when the 757-200ERX will be launched?

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