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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:16 pm

Very nice colours there...

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 7:33 pm

Quoting Baw716 (Reply 49):
Well, they've already broken one promise: A 150 seat A319? Forget comfortable.


That said, if they are going to go with a "ultra low fare concept", they will need to fill every single seat on that A319...all 150 of them.


EZYjet fit 156 in their 319's but they have got an extra pair of overwing exits and of course us europeans are slightly smaller then our fellow americans. The aircraft pictured may have been built for another customer so therefore will only be able to carry 145 pax. Their new aircraft will probably have 2 pairs of overwing exits.


Ryanair don't always fill-up their aircraft, infact at the moment they're averaging half full. Remember that alot the the income comes from on board
sales and extra taxes. This still sometimes makes them the cheapest (but not always).

D.

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:16 pm

According to the FAA's reserved N-number list, http://registry.faa.gov/MicroFiche/arrmfp81.pdf

Skybus has N101SB, N283SB thru N292SB reserved, according to the FAA's aircraft registry database, they do NOT have N521SB reserved. None of those registrations have been activated yet. I'm wondering if this picture was taken by the Airbus paintshop, and if we could see it, the aircraft would still be in its French temporary registration.
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:41 pm

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 3):
Hidious, puke orage livery

Is that any worse than Southwest's livery?
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:39 pm

Different livery, it'll certainly brighten up airports around the USA.

Will Skybus be certified before Virgin America? Did they file their application before Virgin America??

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:46 pm

The aircraft is leased from Virgin America.

IIRC, there were quite a few SKybus-bashers in older threads that doubted that we would ever see a real Skybus airplane, so they have been proven wrong for the first time...
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:57 pm

Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 12):
150 seats in a 319? ouch!!!!

Thats alot... I guess no biz class... we only have 138 on ours, and I don't know where to even put more seats...

The paintjob will stand out though!!
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:01 pm

Wow, there will be no mistaking that thing when it comes in. Shagadelic!  camera 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:55 pm

Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 12):
Hmmm guess most anywhere will be exciting compared to CMH...grin

Hey now.... Wink
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:12 am

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 36):
Hey I wouldn't mind flying them if they had service from CLE to EWR.

I'd love to see those planes in CLE, but I doubt it. Too close to CMH and we already have a hubbed airline. I'd guess they also aren't going to CVG as well.

Quoting 474218 (Reply 39):
Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 12):
150 seats in a 319? ouch!!!!



Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 8):
New 150-seat jet aircraft



Quoting Whappeh (Reply 11):
Just because it has 150 seats, doesn't mean its going to be more comfortable then an RJ

According to the A318/319/320/321 Type Certificate Data Sheet (A28NM) the A319's maximum number of passengers is 145. Any idea how they plain to get 150 certified?

Just a little heads up, when that part of the website was made, skybus was in negotiation with Boeing for 738s. Airbus came in, offered a good deal for the A319s, and Skybus took that. They are referring to the general size of the plane, not the real amount of seats.
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:16 am

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 28):
That is horrendous. God forbid they start service.



Quoting EmSeeEye (Reply 41):
Yawn... What a load of crap.

Doesnt this sound like Neeleman in the mid 90's?

What a bunch of squares!
And what a bunch of selfish, wet blanket so-called aviation enthusiasts.

New start ups make commercial aviation interesting. For every failure of AccessAir, Independence, and Great Plains, you have success in Frontier, JetBlue, Allegiant... Several previous threads talked about Skybus's strong capitalization (on par with Jet Blue) and securing top leaders. I see no reason why Columbus wouldn't work as a hub any less than CLE, PIT, CVG, MKE, MCI, or MEM might. I hope they make a run of it.

Yes, I prefer this new livery much more than the "Wonder Woman" (love that comparison!) livery on the earlier press releases.

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:19 am

A little too flamboyant for an airline, if you ask me. And wouldn't my luck have it that I'll have to see those at my home airport.
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:22 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 59):
Just a little heads up, when that part of the website was made, skybus was in negotiation with Boeing for 738s. Airbus came in, offered a good deal for the A319s, and Skybus took that. They are referring to the general size of the plane, not the real amount of seats.

150 seats in a 738 would be perfect, that is probably a 33-34" seat pitch in an all economy configuration. It's also not very wise. You would be more economical buying 737-700s. Saying that, I do not think your argument holds water. Maybe they intend on flying the A-319 with 120 seats. That would be more in par with a 738 with 150 seats. Those are just off the top of my head figures, but I think pretty good ones:

A-319 high density 142 pax
B-738 high density 189 pax

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:23 am

I said it in the other thread and it's still true.

America doesn't have too many of these "tertiary" airports near major cities that are being ignored, because we are not evolving from a single state airline that focused on the national capital only environment.

The USA is a mature, broad, point to point and hub market. Skybus is going to go head to head with Airtran, WN, US, CO and others, and it's not going to be easy.

Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 55):
IIRC, there were quite a few SKybus-bashers in older threads that doubted that we would ever see a real Skybus airplane, so they have been proven wrong for the first time...

No, we just doubt we'll see 65 new ones from Airbus.

Big difference. Stop rewriting history.

edit: typo

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:24 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 62):

150 seats in a 738 would be perfect, that is probably a 33-34" seat pitch in an all economy configuration. It's also not very wise. You would be more economical buying 737-700s. Saying that, I do not think your argument holds water. Maybe they intend on flying the A-319 with 120 seats. That would be more in par with a 738 with 150 seats. Those are just off the top of my head figures, but I think pretty good ones:

The only argument I was proving was the fact that Skybus was looking @ larger jets and downgraded, that's it. Again:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 59):
They are referring to the general size of the plane, not the real amount of seats.
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:28 am

Quoting Hiflyer (Reply 12):
We’re still in the process of selecting our destinations, but we can say we’ll be going to some pretty exciting places.

Hmmm guess most anywhere will be exciting compared to CMH...grin

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:32 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 59):
Just a little heads up, when that part of the website was made, skybus was in negotiation with Boeing for 738s. Airbus came in, offered a good deal for the A319s, and Skybus took that. They are referring to the general size of the plane, not the real amount of seats.

I agree with that...if they were looking for smaller aircraft they might have said they have a fleet of "100 seat aircraft" and that could mean anything from a CRJ-900 to a 736.



I'm sure we will see some form of comfortable seating.

Was there this much bashing when FL started up? They seem to be doing just fine. I see Skybus doing the same.

Quoting Piercey (Reply 59):

I'd love to see those planes in CLE, but I doubt it. Too close to CMH and we already have a hubbed airline. I'd guess they also aren't going to CVG as well.

While it still is close to CMH, I wonder if CAK is a possibility. The only competition there is FL. Skybus did say they wanted to stick to the smaller airports, CAK is a prime example.
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:33 am

Quoting SANFan (Reply 46):
And out West, let's see, Palm Springs could be the gateway to all of So Cal (would they call it "LA" or "San Diego"? How about Bellingham for SEA and YVR? And I'm sure Concord would love being the Bay Area Gateway for all those Flying Kumquats!

I can see them serving RIV and calling it San Diego. How about PMD and calling it Los Angeles? Or SCK and calling it the Bay Area? I bet they will serve IWA and call it Phoenix. COS and call it Denver. Lot's of choices out west.
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:36 am

Quoting Dispatchguy (Reply 52):
According to the FAA's reserved N-number list, http://registry.faa.gov/MicroFiche/arrmfp81.pdf

Skybus has N101SB, N283SB thru N292SB reserved, according to the FAA's aircraft registry database, they do NOT have N521SB reserved. None of those registrations have been activated yet. I'm wondering if this picture was taken by the Airbus paintshop, and if we could see it, the aircraft would still be in its French temporary registration.

Dispatchguy-N521VA is the reg., and the photo was taken in Rome, NY.
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As for the Ryanair model, I'm not meaning the cities that they fly to, rather
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:40 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 62):
A-319 high density 142 pax
B-738 high density 189 pax

Ryanair (the masters of squeezing every penny) have 189 seats in their B738s.

easyJet operate 'high density' A319s with 156 seats (identifiable by 2 overwing exits). Germanwings and Cebu Pacific also have high density A319s with twin overwing exits, but I am unsure as to their seat counts...

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:40 am

Looks great!  bigthumbsup 

Don't know anything about the airline, I read what all of the members wrote, I'm jusr talking about the livery  Smile
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:40 am

They do seem incredibly ambitious, and I hope they succeed.

Does anyone remember the old Skybus Express that flew from Anniston and Gadsden Alabama to Atlanta for about 18 months back in 1991? Their fleet consisted of three GAF Nomads...  vomit 

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:41 am

Quoting Piercey (Reply 64):
The only argument I was proving was the fact that Skybus was looking @ larger jets and downgraded, that's it. Again:

Good enough.

I just wonder why they do not update their web site. Though the general traveling public will have no idea what they are getting, the ones that do research will see that 150 seats on an A-319 is very, very cramped, if even possible, maybe making them choose another airline.

It just seems like a tiny thing to change "new 150 seat aircraft" to "new 120 seat aircraft. Their web department is lacking already.

It surely is a sign that this proposed airline does not have there stuff together. Change that one number people, it is bothering me.

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:49 am

Quoting EGNR (Reply 69):
Ryanair (the masters of squeezing every penny) have 189 seats in their B738s.

easyJet operate 'high density' A319s with 156 seats (identifiable by 2 overwing exits). Germanwings and Cebu Pacific also have high density A319s with twin overwing exits, but I am unsure as to their seat counts...

Again, good enough. I got the "high-density" thing from a.net A/C information, didn't look up every airline to see what they crammed in to their planes.

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:50 am

I can't believe they're actually going to start. I was going to predict their demise within a few years, but with that livery it's going to be a few months. And that name, couldn't they be a little more coy about their business motto.
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:03 am

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 31):
So if they wanted to fly to ATL from CMH.. would they choose ATL or Athens?
MSY or BTR? ORD or Fort Wayne? MSP or Rochester, Mn? BOS or Worcesher?

Ft Worth, Gary, Rockford, Newburgh, Sanford, Colorado Springs, Worcester, Bellingham, Salem, Allentown, Islip, Winston-Salem, Stockton, Ontario, Toledo.......etc, etc, etc.

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 33):
Also, how come everyone bitches about how bland today's liveries are (Eurowhite) and as soon as someone does something different it's ugly

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Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 36):
You, just because everyone seems to be against Skybus, I am now becoming the biggest Skybus fan!

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Quoting 474218 (Reply 39):
According to the A318/319/320/321 Type Certificate Data Sheet (A28NM) the A319's maximum number of passengers is 145. Any idea how they plain to get 150 certified?

Relax everyone....it's a marketing department guessestimate....At this point things are very fluid....99.9% of normal people could care less if the plane actually seats 132, 142, 152, or 200. As long as its cheap.

Quoting SANFan (Reply 46):
Concord would love being the Bay Area Gateway

That will never happen. They have a better chance making Stockton their SF Bay gateway, or Salinas,

Quoting Rampart (Reply 60):
What a bunch of squares!
And what a bunch of selfish, wet blanket so-called aviation enthusiasts

This airline has yet to fly a single passenger but you've all already passed judgement....so much for being enthusiasts!

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 63):
America doesn't have too many of these "teriary" airports near major cities that are being ignored

There are more than you think. The NIMBY crowd here is a much stronger factor here than in Europe however. That will make a difference.
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:04 am

Very nice aircraft paint design. Success Skybus!
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:20 am

They won't even make back the money it took to paint that airplane.
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:35 am

Quoting Coronado990 (Reply 67):
I can see them serving RIV and calling it San Diego. How about PMD and calling it Los Angeles? Or SCK and calling it the Bay Area? I bet they will serve IWA and call it Phoenix. COS and call it Denver. Lot's of choices out west.

With those predictions, please bear in mind I was not trying to forsee where Skybus might be going to go... I was rather comparing Ryanair's business model to the U.S. - or, to put it differently, trying to imagine where Ryanair would go if they would expand their business to the U.S.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 75):
There are more than you think. The NIMBY crowd here is a much stronger factor here than in Europe however. That will make a difference.

I pretty much doubt that... at least when it comes to larger airports. MUC is planning I think for a timeframe of about 8 years before they _start_ to built their new runway, just for getting the whole thing through the courts... in Berlin they are litigating for somewhat more than five years now for the new BBI airport, in FRA for a similar amount of time for their new runway... and remember how long it took for Airbus just to get a little extension of their factory runway in XFW, as some apple trees were standing in the way whose felling apparently had to be allowed be the courts for each one separately...  Wow!
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:47 am

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:23 am

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 72):
It surely is a sign that this proposed airline does not have there stuff together. Change that one number people, it is bothering me.

I'm hoping that this is not the only basis for your argument that they are bound to fail...one number on their website.

Airlines make mistakes all the time. Remember the old Northwest (I believe that was the the one) that actually showed a United aircraft when you looked closely. Now I would say that is a big error. But you didn't hear anyone predicting their downfall after that one.

Quoting Stirling (Reply 75):
Relax everyone....it's a marketing department guessestimate....At this point things are very fluid....99.9% of normal people could care less if the plane actually seats 132, 142, 152, or 200. As long as its cheap.

Exactly, if you want to be pampered on your flight. fly first class on CO, AA, DL, or UA! Personally I want to get there on time and for as little as possible. Besides, the peanuts and soda aren't that great, I can live without them.

And as if sitting on a packed A319 is any worse than being on an ERJ-135!

The new livery is one of the more interesting ones I have seen in a long time. I hope Flight Miniatures comes out with a model soon.

[Edited 2006-11-12 20:28:15]
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:19 am

This livery will certainly attract notice, but it is yukk, disgusting!
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:37 am

Hi

I am shocked at how quickly they get their first aircraft after announcing the order. My questions are:

1. is this a brand new aircraft or used. does anyone know the MSN?

2. if it is new... whom was it meant for.. obviously somebody's deferred or cancelled production slot. Could it be one of the cancelled Jet Blue production slots?

as regards the business model - all very well thought out.. but WHY OH WHY add more capacity to a saturated US domestic market that this summer barely just managed to turn profitable...

I will be watching progress with interest...
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:40 am

Quoting AngelAirways (Reply 82):
Could it be one of the cancelled Jet Blue production slots?

B6 has A-320s.

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:49 am

Quoting AlitaliaMD11 (Reply 20):
Hoping they suceed so we can see them at SWF, apparently they are very interested in SWF.

That'll be nice. I have family that live in Middletown and that would be very handy when I go back and visit them. However, I'd need a shower after I get off that plane because I'd feel "dirty". BLAH!! But, if the price is cheaper than anyone that goes to SWF, I'll proudly wear a bag over my head. LOL!
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:49 am

Quoting AngelAirways (Reply 82):

1. is this a brand new aircraft or used. does anyone know the MSN?

It is leased from Virgin America. VA decided to make extra $$$ while waiting for their certificate.
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:14 am

Quoting Coronado990 (Reply 67):
I can see them serving RIV and calling it San Diego. How about PMD and calling it Los Angeles? Or SCK and calling it the Bay Area? I bet they will serve IWA and call it Phoenix. COS and call it Denver. Lot's of choices out west.

But COS is already a mature market with service from several major airlines. Getting to SCK is a nightmare for the vast majority of Bay Area residents, and there's already strong low-cost carrier presences at OAK and SJC. PMD has tried all sorts of services and not gotten any of them to stick.

The Ryanair model cannot directly translate over to the U.S. For one, we're all fatter (just look at the Customer of Size issue on WN) and the seat pitch will simply have to be bigger. The fare disparities that existed in Europe simply don't exist here in the US because we already have low-cost carriers - so there isn't as much of a shock value to uber-cheap fares. Sub-$100 RT sale fares are common in some West Coast shuttle markets.

I'm not saying pieces of the Ryanair model aren't smart - charging extra for checked luggage and selling things onboard, for example, could be good pieces of the puzzle. But the "secondary airports/ubertight pitch" pieces aren't going to fit over here.
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 6:25 am

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 28):
That is horrendous. God forbid they start service.

That's pretty inmature. So here we FINALLY have another colorful paintscheme in the USA besides WN and you somehow don't like it, therefore you wish the airline to fail?

Maybe your taste is horrendous? But that's ok, that's not a crime (although it should be!)  Smile

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 33):
Also, how come everyone bitches about how bland today's liveries are (Eurowhite) and as soon as someone does something different it's ugly.

Because people usually find something to complain about. Also, that's usually the same crowd who finds WN's colors "ugly", because they live in nowhereland and all flies there is Southwest so they hate it.
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:13 am

I must be in the minority, because when I saw this aircraft, my opinion of them improved.....so much better than the "Wonder-Woman" scheme. This design stands out from the crowd.

There is no pleasing some people....first all we here is people complaining about Eurowhite, and when an airline finally goes and does something different, its juvenile and disgusting.

Quoting Coronado990 (Reply 67):
I bet they will serve IWA and call it Phoenix

I have heard this will be a launch destination. My only question is will it be "CHD" or "IWA"?
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:26 am

Quoting Stirling (Reply 88):
I must be in the minority, because when I saw this aircraft, my opinion of them improved.....so much better than the "Wonder-Woman" scheme. This design stands out from the crowd.

There is no pleasing some people....first all we here is people complaining about Eurowhite, and when an airline finally goes and does something different, its juvenile and disgusting.

Great post! Exactly what I've said all along. Anyone who complains about Skybus has no right to complain about Eurowhite.
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:03 am

Quoting KSUpilot (Reply 89):
Great post! Exactly what I've said all along. Anyone who complains about Skybus has no right to complain about Eurowhite.

Of course we do. If it's ugly, it's ugly- and that is ugly. Eurowhite stinks just like the opposite extreme stinks.
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:31 am

Quoting AngelAirways (Reply 82):
1. is this a brand new aircraft or used. does anyone know the MSN?
2. if it is new... whom was it meant for.. obviously somebody's deferred or cancelled production slot. Could it be one of the cancelled Jet Blue production slots?

Angel...for the third time...N521VA is the reg., msn is 2773. It is new, so to speak, as it's only done ferry flights between Europe and a city or two here in the US. Can't remember if this one made it's way all the way to Greenville, MS before retreating up to Rome, NY where the photo was taken in the Skybus scheme.

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:40 am

Same Carmel Base a Peoples Express. Will end up the same way. Let's get another LCC in here. Plenty of room. LOL.  crowded 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:58 am

What a hippie paint job - perhaps they didn't get that memo that said the US domestic market was already over saturated? (Well, neither did Richard Branson for that matter...)

Suffice to say, if the US Gov is going to allow legacy carriers such as US, UA, NW, & DL stay afloat after massive cuts and reduction in their fleets/service, what's the theory here?
 
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:55 pm

Quoting Stirling (Reply 75):
Ft Worth, Gary, Rockford, Newburgh, Sanford, Colorado Springs, Worcester, Bellingham, Salem, Allentown, Islip, Winston-Salem, Stockton, Ontario, Toledo.......etc, etc, etc.

Nothing wrong with that. Works for Allegiant. And Airtran, to some extent, and Southwest before their recent big-city foray.

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 72):
This airline has yet to fly a single passenger but you've all already passed judgement....so much for being enthusiasts!

Why, you seem worried? No, I've not passed judgement on the airline. All I said was that I like the color scheme, and I think a lot of you are too conservative to appreciate it. I also wonder about the lot of you who have such negative veiws on new airlines. Talk about passing judgement! Hard to succeed in this climate, but who knows? Some of you could find employment, or alternative travel arrangements, if your favorite big 6 airline goes deep 6. Assuming that you can get through the orange paint phobia.

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:05 pm

Quoting Rampart (Reply 94):



Quoting Rampart (Reply 94):
Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 72):
This airline has yet to fly a single passenger but you've all already passed judgement....so much for being enthusiasts!

That's not my quote.

I have no problem passing judgment, but I am certainly an enthusiast, it's kind of what makes me an enthusiast.

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:28 pm

Quoting ChiGB1973 (Reply 95):
That's not my quote.

I have no problem passing judgment, but I am certainly an enthusiast, it's kind of what makes me an enthusiast.

I'm sorry, ChiGB1973, I'm not quite sure how that happened, and I can't figure out how to correct it. The quote I selected is from "Stirling" in reply 75, and everyone can verify that. And I don't even intend to isolate Stirling as a recpient of my reply, but rather a representation of more general opinion. No offense intended. I also have no problem "passing judgement", so long as we're all willing to accept the challenge!

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:54 pm

Quoting A340Spotter (Reply 68):
Dispatchguy-N521VA is the reg., and the photo was taken in Rome, NY.

great! the minute i leave grandma's house in Utica (only 16 miles away from Rome, NY) a commercial plane goes there. just perfect.
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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:05 pm

who ate the hippy and threw it up on this 319?

For oxygen masks they could use hooka's.  Smile

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RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

Mon Nov 13, 2006 3:12 pm

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 97):
great! the minute i leave grandma's house in Utica (only 16 miles away from Rome, NY) a commercial plane goes there. just perfect.

LAS-Um, there's quite a few planes, inc. a 747SP, that have been, or are at Rome over the past year. TransMeridian MD-80s, B757s, and a few of the Virgin America Airbi have been at RME of late.

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