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by srbmod
Fri Mar 30, 2001 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas Love Field To Expand
Replies: 22
Views: 2568

RE: Dallas Love Field To Expand

ASA already flies ATL-DAL. If Delta wanted to, they could use ASA and Comair flights to these cities. The only downside is that ASA already has a hub at DFW, but I could see them adding addition flights out of DAL. Flights by ASA out of DAL really wouldn't dilute their DFW flights, since most of the...

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Fri Mar 30, 2001 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi British Midland <= Why Small Letters Only?
Replies: 7
Views: 2267

RE: Bmi British Midland <= Why Small Letters Only?

To me, bmi is repeating the mistakes of BA and of Delta. I liked Delta's mid-90s livery, and I like BA's post World Tails scheme. The old British Midland livery was alright, and I agree with the comment that it looks like a charter airline scheme (by the way, I like jmc's scheme, nice colors you rea...

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by srbmod
Fri Mar 30, 2001 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD11... Is It A Good Aircraft?
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

RE: MD11... Is It A Good Aircraft?

I've only flown on it in Business Elite. I like the plane, but my only complaint (as with all MD a/c) is that the bathrooms are tiny. After the room that is the lav on a 777, I find all lavs a little bit tiny. I'm going to miss it when Delta retires them in a few years.

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by srbmod
Fri Mar 30, 2001 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Concept Plane - With Livary
Replies: 36
Views: 3015

RE: Boeing Concept Plane - With Livary

Where's the widget? The plane looks like the offspring of the VC-10 and the MIG-29.

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by srbmod
Fri Mar 30, 2001 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next New Airports?
Replies: 24
Views: 1438

RE: Next New Airports?

The next new (as opposed to expanded) airport in the U.S. will be in either Atlanta or Chicago. The ongoing expansion at ATL will probably be the last expansion there. The cost of building sixth runway (after the fifth one is finished) would be over a billion dollars. This includes the cost of buyin...

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by srbmod
Fri Mar 30, 2001 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeoff W/o Apu?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1743

RE: Takeoff W/o Apu?!

The ATR 42/72 doesn't have an APU either. Leave it to the French to design a plane without an APU. It was always my least favorite plane to work, because of that fact alone. They would leave the #2 engine in HOTEL mode while we would attach the APU, and if we weren't careful, the prop lock might dis...

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by srbmod
Fri Mar 30, 2001 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Quietest Airliner=?
Replies: 43
Views: 941

RE: The Quietest Airliner=?

I really wouldn't know how loud the widebodies are, because every widebody I've ever flown on has been up in the front. One of the times I flew on a DAL 777, I was in the last part of the second Business Elite cabin right by the engines, and it was a fairly quiet ride. But the 717 is indeed the quie...

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by srbmod
Fri Mar 30, 2001 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legend's Last Twitches?
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

RE: Legend's Last Twitches?

Even if this firm buys the assets of Legend, they have one hurdle to face. The operating certificate was turned in to the FAA, as part of the shutdown. They had returned it when the expected financial backing fell through and the company was forced to liquidate. The biggest piece of Legend's assets ...

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by srbmod
Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I'm A New Airline Employee!
Replies: 22
Views: 2163

RE: I'm A New Airline Employee!

Welcome to the wild and crazy world of the airline industry. Great benefits, great opportunity to see places you've always wanted to go to, and the chance to make non-airline people jealous. If you get buddy passes, you'll have a long line of people wanting them. I once sold some of my passes @ $150...

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by srbmod
Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Mergers
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

RE: Airline Mergers

On paper, the United/U.S. Airways merger makes a lot of sense. United is primarily a west coast, midwest carrier, while U.S. Airways is a east coast carrier. U.S. Airways has no real direction into what kind of airline they want to be, and this had led them to this merger. Without this merger, U.S. ...

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by srbmod
Tue Mar 27, 2001 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip
Replies: 26
Views: 4331

RE: 767-400: Those Funny Things On The Wingtip

Boeing's calling them raked winglets. They had experimented in a wind tunnel with various winglet designs, (blended, vertical, raked) and the raked design won over because of one very important reason. All three types of winglets are good, but the raked winglet allows the 767-400 to use a gate witho...

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by srbmod
Tue Mar 27, 2001 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair EMB-120 Incident
Replies: 9
Views: 1954

RE: Comair EMB-120 Incident

This incident definite makes me never want to fly on a Brasilia ever again. I'm a very good flier, but the one time I had to fly on a Brasilia, I got a little bit scared. In flight, I felt like a ping-pong ball as we bounced up and down through thunderstorms. I was very happy to land after that flig...

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by srbmod
Tue Mar 27, 2001 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Lauda Air Expand A Bit?
Replies: 17
Views: 1887

RE: Should Lauda Air Expand A Bit?

I remember when Austrian flew ATL-VIE. I really miss see their planes, and their simple, yet elegant paint job . Maybe they should restart flights to/from ATL with Lauda Air. The only nonstop flight from ATL-VIE operating right now is a Delta flight. And with the four new gates on the International ...

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by srbmod
Tue Mar 27, 2001 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Profitable Short Hauls In The World?
Replies: 31
Views: 3589

RE: The Most Profitable Short Hauls In The World?

Atlanta, GA to Gulfport/Biloxi MS. Both airlines I have worked for (AirTran and ASA) both fly this route and have very very high load factors (close to 95%). Everybody likes to gamble down on the Gulf Coast. Another profitable shorthaul is Atlanta to Orlando. Between AirTran and Delta, there's 27 fl...

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by srbmod
Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hangar Jokes
Replies: 30
Views: 6133

RE: Hangar Jokes

Always been a fan of the bin stretcher one. I once asked a newbie ramp to get one, and he asked, "what color?" Another time I was party to sending a newbie for one, we all huddled outside the door of our Stores Dept. just waiting for him to comeback out. The Stores Clerk knew what was going on, so h...

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by srbmod
Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Is It A380?
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

RE: Why Is It A380?

They chose the designation 380 because the plane is essentially two 340 fuselages stacked on top of each other (at least that's what Airbus says).

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by srbmod
Mon Mar 26, 2001 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?
Replies: 52
Views: 3993

RE: What Is The Ugliest Commercial Airliner?

The Shorts 360 looks like a shipping crate with wings. There it wins my vote for ugliest aircraft.

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by srbmod
Mon Mar 26, 2001 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's 'Snack' Service
Replies: 20
Views: 1793

RE: Delta's 'Snack' Service

Your morning flight will be a snack service, meaning you'll probably have one of their (in)famous Sky Deli meals Your return flight will be a snack service meaning a few packs of snack mix. Most flights after 8:00 pm usually don't have a meal service other than a snack.

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why So Many LAX-LAS Flights?
Replies: 29
Views: 5492

RE: Why So Many LAX-LAS Flights?

This is one of most popular routes in the U.S. Every airline has very good load factors to keep flying these flights, plus they're easy money for the airlines. Some flights may have lower load factors depending on time of day and day of the week, but overall, most airlines have had much success on t...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico 737NG?
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

RE: AeroMexico 737NG?

The rumor mill is saying that Aeromexico (and Mexicana) are both interested in the 717. An order from both airlines is said to be pending. Getting the 717 would make a lot of sense for AM, since they operate the older siblings of the 717; now Mexicana does need something to replace their Fokkers, an...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Chicago Need Two International Airports?
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

RE: Does Chicago Need Two International Airports?

Chicago just needs another airport period. Whether its in Gary or Petone (sp?), doesn't matter. Boston's plan until they can finally build a new runway is to have airlines at flights to regional airports, like Worcester, Hanscom, and Manchester to alleviate problems at Logan. In some cases, you coul...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media Coverage Of Emergency Landings
Replies: 6
Views: 1804

RE: Media Coverage Of Emergency Landings

The media coverage can also vary depending upon what city and what airline. I live in Atlanta and anytime an AirTran flight make an emergency landing it gets covered heavily (all because they used to be Valujet). But if Delta has one, it gets buried (could it be that Delta has the local media in the...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Young Flight Attendants:
Replies: 18
Views: 2358

RE: Young Flight Attendants:

The best way to become a flight attendant is to go ahead and get an entry-level position at an airline (working the ramp, working the gate or ticketing), that way when you are of age to become a flight attendant, you've already got a foot in the door. Most airlines try to get flight attendants from ...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confessions Of An Airline Nut.
Replies: 152
Views: 5191

RE: Confessions Of An Airline Nut.

1. You go to work for an airline. Not only just to get flight benefits, but so in your spare time between flights you can ride on a tug looking at airplanes. 2. You love the smell of Jet-A. 3. You fly to certain cities to see airlines and planes you don't see at home. 4. The local hobby shop lets y...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Way To Get Prem. Economy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

RE: Cheapest Way To Get Prem. Economy?

Work for Virgin. Not sure what their employee flight benefits are, but most airlines will put their employees up in either in their business class or first class (all non-rev travel is space-available, so you end up in the best seat that they can put you in be it first class, business class or coach...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Access Air At Denver?
Replies: 6
Views: 2028

RE: Access Air At Denver?

Uh, I thought they folded again about two weeks ago, about the same time Legend got their certificate pulled. And to further prove that Access Air has shut down again is the fact that their website is no longer available, it just redirects you to page of the server they used. Maybe Frontier has acqu...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watching Some Cargo...
Replies: 3
Views: 844

RE: Watching Some Cargo...

Most of the ABEX/FedEX/UPS flights go out between 2-5 am, at least that's when I've seen them taxiing out. But some UPS flights leave around 12 am.

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Posibility Of A320's/319's
Replies: 14
Views: 1995

RE: Delta Posibility Of A320's/319's

The MD11s will be going to FedEx. Delta plans on possibly getting 737-700s for use on DLX flights. As for the 737-300s, some may end up with DLX, but as long as Delta can fly the 737-300 between smaller cities with a good load factor, they'll keep them for a while on mainline service, in fact there ...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Wanted Route!
Replies: 60
Views: 2692

RE: Most Wanted Route!

I've got quite a few dream routes: AirTran flying the following routes: ATL-DFW-LAS ATL-DFW-SLC ATL-DFW-SFO ATL-DFW-LAX Unfortunately the 717 doesn't have the range to do them nonstop. ATL-PHX ATL-MEX ATL-YYZ ATL-DCA (this will happen very soon) ATL-JFK (one can always hope) ATL-ORD (see above) ATL-...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffee
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

RE: Coffee

Most airlines' decaf is a generic form of Sanka. Now the best coffee I've ever had on a flight is on Delta. Of course it did have Bailey's in it so of course it was good. My main complain with coffee on flights is that is too watered down. The best unadulterated coffee I had was on AirTran and on AS...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Liveries
Replies: 12
Views: 1509

RE: Delta Liveries

The 2000 livery (aka Deltaflot, Wavy Gravy, etc.) came about for several reasons. When Leo Mullin became CEO, he wanted a paint scheme that reflected Delta's role as an international airline. The livery was part of an overall corporate image change, from the aircraft, to uniforms, to gates and ticke...

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by srbmod
Sun Mar 25, 2001 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up With Bos?
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

RE: What's Up With Bos?

June 1 sees Delta operating a nonstop to Gatwick. Delta is planning on making BOS a mini-hub for international flights. I think that within a year Delta may fly to 3-6 European cities (not putting their flight # on an AF flight) out of BOS.

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Sun Mar 25, 2001 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline To Spain?
Replies: 5
Views: 1867

RE: Which Airline To Spain?

Delta still does flights from ATL and JFK to MAD. They used to fly from ATL to BCN, but stopped last fall, but does a codeshare with Air France from CDG-BCN. No word on whether they will restart flights to BCN or not.

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by srbmod
Sat Mar 24, 2001 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite DC9?
Replies: 54
Views: 1946

RE: Your Favorite DC9?

DC9-32 series. It's the only series of the nine I've flown on and here are my favorite paintjobs: <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=104643" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/s/sub21.gif" ALT="Click here ...

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by srbmod
Sat Mar 24, 2001 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Keeping 717s! Not A318s!
Replies: 47
Views: 2534

RE: AA Keeping 717s! Not A318s!

When it comes to sweetheart deals, AirTran got the mother of all sweetheart deals. It has not been offically reported, but word is they are getting them at a cost of somewhere between $18-21 million each (market value is $32 million), and add to that Boeing helping AirTran to write off $230 million ...

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by srbmod
Sat Mar 24, 2001 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA, Wolf To Little Red Riding Hood PIT: We'll Stay
Replies: 8
Views: 2979

RE: UA, Wolf To Little Red Riding Hood PIT: We'll Stay

AirTran more than likely open a crew base in PIT, especially considering that they are increasing flights out of there. It is their 'focus city' and will definitely grow, regardless of whether or not they are able to get slots @ DCA. They have already pushed Vanguard out of the ATL-PIT market (I'd r...

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by srbmod
Sat Mar 24, 2001 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Process Of Starting A Jet
Replies: 12
Views: 3057

RE: The Process Of Starting A Jet

I can tell you how to airstart a DC-9, a B-737, a B-717,and a CRJ. You hook up the airstart cart to the aircraft (access panel located on the port aft side of the plane underneath the no. 1 engine on a DC9, B717, and CRJ, and underneath the belly just aft of the wingbox on a 737). Then you turn the ...

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by srbmod
Sat Mar 24, 2001 4:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About Pushback Procedures
Replies: 9
Views: 4346

RE: About Pushback Procedures

My fellow ramp rat (I'm an ex-ATL ramp rat) gave a very good detailed post on pushback procedure. I worked for both AirTran and ASA, and both airlines had similar procedures, but with a few differences. At AirTran, the wingwalkers were at the end of the gate to hold road traffic during pushback and ...

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by srbmod
Sat Mar 24, 2001 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9 Nosegear Question
Replies: 21
Views: 4753

RE: DC-9 Nosegear Question

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Sat Mar 24, 2001 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9 Nosegear Question
Replies: 21
Views: 4753

RE: DC-9 Nosegear Question

The 717 also has the spray deflector. I was working as a ramper at AirTran when they the 717, and remember them in the 717 training class (lasted all of 15 minutes during my shift one day) telling us to be careful when attaching/removing the towbar from the nosegear, so that the deflector would not ...

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