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by airtrantpa
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??
Replies: 56
Views: 5178

Re: Will Delta open a CLT crew Base??

I think i picked a bad day to quit sniffing glue. I swear people here are getting crazier and crazier, why on earth would DL put a crew base at their number one competitors fortress hub thats about an hour give or take flight time from their own fortress hub? Itd be a big waiste of money.

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by airtrantpa
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?
Replies: 24
Views: 4890

Re: Are people allowed to paint their plane in old airline liveries?

Id plaibt my future eclipse 500 in song colours... I can dream cant i?

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by airtrantpa
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.
Replies: 40
Views: 9750

Re: 5 B747 and one A330 of Virgin at Orlando airport today ( video ) all at the same time.

Now if they could only get one of those down I-4 to TPA, without it being a diversion...*sigh* I agree. VS 747 G_VFAB "lady Penelope" and i have a live hate relationship. She used ti be a regular on the ramp during diversions to TPA plus she alsways seemed to take the Buccaneers to LGW. I...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?
Replies: 113
Views: 8481

Re: Why can't AA make JFK-MAN work but it can JFK-EDI? And also UA from ORD & IAD to MAN?

Edinburgh is a global tourism destination. Nobody in their right mind will go to Manchester on holidays. End of story. Totally agree. Manchester is horrible place. Edinburgh is my absolutely favourite place on the planet. Especially this time of year. I cant wait till next year as ill be playing th...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: any chance of SY expanding in MIA or MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: any chance of SY expanding in MIA or MCO

Well they just expanded TPA, i dont see MIA. FL had service to MIA but couldnt rrally do anything to make it work, thats why most LCC use FLL. If im not mistaken MIA is expensive to operate in if your IATA code isnt AA, and the high cost of ops their doesnt work well with lcc business model

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AVL airport authority approves incentive for NK
Replies: 0
Views: 262

AVL airport authority approves incentive for NK

https://wlos.com/news/local/asheville-r ... t-airlines
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Well with less than a month to go before service starts to TPA MCO and FLL, looks like NK is getting 875K. I thought it might take more then that to lure another airline here.


https://wlos.com/news/local/asheville-r ... t-airlines

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by airtrantpa
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 84
Views: 5982

Re: Best airline call signs

Critter....valujet
Citrus.....airtran
Speedbird...BA
Cactus......HP
Scooter....scoot

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by airtrantpa
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Southwest
Replies: 66
Views: 8887

Re: Airbus and Southwest

Wasnt there tslks about 10 yeara ago about wn looking the ejets? I distinctly remeber seeing a pic of ine here that someone drew or embraer made up. It was long ago i just cant remeber all the details

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 3970

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Here we go again. Simply put demand. The demand just isnt there. If it was there would be a non stop. Yes jax has a lot of people but most of it is really spread out and is basically in thr middle of nowhere. I have nothing against jax, i worked tdy several occasions up there in my FL days. Most pax...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)
Replies: 38
Views: 3954

Re: NFL 2018 Charters (Airlines/Flight Numbers)

Is Tampa Bay still using DL?

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by airtrantpa
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy
Replies: 168
Views: 11200

Re: Dua Lipa Criticizes United Flight Attendant on Twitter Over Response to Sister's Nut Allergy

Chalk me up as to one who does not know who this no-name 'pop star' is. Never heard the name in my life. Pretty sure she shouldn't be treated any differently than anyone else. I totally agree. When i was working tkt counter in TPA for FL the rapper soulja boy who whatever( i dont care if its spelle...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Re: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........

According to TPA facebook page the aurora borealis plane will land here. I'm pretty stoked. I wish I knew how to post a link to there FB page. I am not offended by your grammar. Why people nit pick on that stuff I will never understand. However, your signature is slightly off: the first commercial ...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Re: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........

Well for Lufthansa its inaugural flight, a water salute was performed but was rather pathetic as the fire trucks were so far away the water didn't even reach the aircraft, was likely because of the JAL 787 incident. Sadly a 2100 arrival is useless, the following days departure will be interesting W...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........
Replies: 16
Views: 3820

Iceladairs, TPA inaugural service will be with........

According to TPA facebook page the aurora borealis plane will land here. I'm pretty stoked. I wish I knew how to post a link to there FB page.

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by airtrantpa
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does cargo travel in domestic planes like American Eagle and United Express?
Replies: 11
Views: 2314

Re: Does cargo travel in domestic planes like American Eagle and United Express?

IirC airtran jet connect (air Wisconsin transported fish out of tpa

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by airtrantpa
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball
Replies: 88
Views: 15387

Re: Maho beach-goer tries to hit plane with ball

This seems like it should be a non-issue. If an airplane can fly through a 15 pound turkey, a half pound beachball should be a piece of cake. Sure not smart, but if anything its a safety issue for the guy who threw the ball throwing his arm out! I remember a dime going through a 737 engine at TPA w...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 36831

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

I see WN added a weekend TPA-DTW flight, I don't think WN has ever done DTW, only FL from my knowledge. Nope, it's a first for WN. I was the gate agent for inaugural FL flight (tpaDtw) back in 2007. Had a whopping 7 pax on board. To celebrate (weights and balance issue) put all the pax up in busine...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?
Replies: 412
Views: 36831

Re: What's Next For TPA (Route Wise)?

Tampa is always going to be mid level airport. The city does not have the demand as Orlando and Miami. There is not much business' headquartered there. The sports teams are not very good so they don't draw out of town travelers to see games. The only amusement park is Busch Gardens which is right i...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Republic airlines question
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Re: Original Republic airlines question

Thank you all for the responses.

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Republic airlines question
Replies: 4
Views: 1086

Original Republic airlines question

My mom and I flew republic just after I was born in march 1982, from Pasco, WA PSC. To MSP, (she thinks it could have been Seattle first). So my question is what did republic fly in PSC I Mar 1982?

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will JetBlue, Spirit, or Southwest ever start MIA?
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Re: Will JetBlue, Spirit, or Southwest ever start MIA?

WN pulled AirTran out of MIA as late as 2012...I can't see that they'd be banging down the door to get back in anytime soon. As for the others listed, the big question is...Why? They already serve the same market. ;) :duck: Our load factors at MIA sucked. MIA underperformed for FL and WN wasn't goi...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historic photo - last PAX Boeing 747
Replies: 13
Views: 5544

Re: Historic photo - last PAX Boeing 747

Doesn't LH still fly pax 747,DL UA still have 747ops infact I'm taking a DL 744 LAX-DTW on sept 5. That's a 747 service from LAX. I know the queens time is sadly coming to a close, but I don't get the while last 747 bit.

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by airtrantpa
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Fire at JFK Terminal 4 panda express

Source http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NYC-Panda-Express-Fire-Kitchen-at-JFK-Airport-Smoke-Terminal-4-431601623.html Apparently terminal partially evacuated. I don't get how you can partially evacuate a building either you evacuate or dont. What flights were boarding in the vicinity? Anyone know?

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9s A319s
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

Re: F9s A319s

I don't see 319's staying long. Heck they scrapped the 318 after just shy if two years of service. As some speculated I think they will convert the 319 to 321 orders. Is it me or do the 319's seem to be disappearing lately the only 319's I've seen are in G4 colours. In addition to Frontier, there a...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9s A319s
Replies: 7
Views: 3196

Re: F9s A319s

I don't see 319's staying long. Heck they scrapped the 318 after just shy if two years of service. As some speculated I think they will convert the 319 to 321 orders. Is it me or do the 319's seem to be disappearing lately the only 319's I've seen are in G4 colours.

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MT to announce MAN - MSY/SAN/TPA?
Replies: 50
Views: 8205

Re: MT to announce MAN - MSY/SAN/TPA?

Plenty of people from the MAN catchment like to go to St Petes, Clearwater and Tampa. While it accounts for a large chunk of the traffic, it's not all about the house of the mouse. Agree its not about the mouse. In Dunedin where I live 74% of population is said to have Scottish roots, the whole tow...

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announcement?
Replies: 1
Views: 1268

Re: Southwest Announcement?

Probably a sharkweek sponsored plane

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MT to announce MAN - MSY/SAN/TPA?
Replies: 50
Views: 8205

Re: MT to announce MAN - MSY/SAN/TPA?

This would be great, since I head to Edinburgh every year to ply the bagpipes in the mother country. I would love a TPA-EDI/GLA flight, that will never happen so I guess TPA-MAN would have to suffice.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest planes in state liveries
Replies: 33
Views: 4741

Re: Southwest planes in state liveries

I think they should do one, in all 50 states since their ol.slogan was a symbol of freedom, or feel free to move about the country.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at PIE? (St. Pete-Clearwater)
Replies: 17
Views: 2361

Re: What's going on at PIE? (St. Pete-Clearwater)

Didnt TZ have LAX,LAS flights? I think I remember trying to book a Lax-PIE flight back in 02 ,coming home for leave from the navy in SAN. I ended up booking DL because I wanted to fly on a 767. I remember hooters air service but they flew to weorf destinations, I knee theyd fail sooner than later. O...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes
Replies: 47
Views: 9900

Re: Allegiant announces 3 new cities and 28 new routes

Would like to see PIE-GPT, I know SY flies this for the beau rivage. When FL ran TPA-GPT we dubbed it the wheelchair express. The flight was always full, we always thought itd be upgraded to a 73G. I remember once TRS1901 left TPA with 9 aisle chairs, 19 wheel chairs, 12 scooters, we took a delay on...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet
Replies: 71
Views: 12300

Re: Qantas reveals names for aircraft on 787 fleet

They might as well have thrown "captain kangaroo" into the list

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27205

Re: The Mighty 757

I do believe Song had the best livery to ever grace a 752 Oof! You would be the only one! ;) Compared to Deltaflot and Ron Allen, it was a breath of fresh air. I wish the whole fleet had received Song paint. :-) Yeah, that lime green pretty sweet. Even the pink,(I was disappointed when they painted...

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAN BA Plane Change; Permanent?
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: SAN BA Plane Change; Permanent?

They are switching to the 744 later this year.

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rutaca goes bankrupt
Replies: 14
Views: 3231

Re: Rutaca goes bankrupt

Given the state of the Venezuela economy, this may just be start. Ive never flew them, but I love the fact they flew 732's

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by airtrantpa
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nasty NYC weather: Lots of diversions to BOS (and others)
Replies: 28
Views: 5141

Re: Nasty NYC weather: Lots of diversions to BOS (and others)

Midwestindy wrote:
Welcome to the life of every midwest flyer during the summer....


Or every flight into TPA/MCO/PIE/SFB during the sumer for our daily thunderstorms, in the rainy season. (Note TPA/PIE are located in.the lightning capital of the world)

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/18/2017: AS Drops BLI-LAS, NK Adds BDL/PIT-TPA/RSW, Y4 Swaps Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 9316

Re: OAG Changes 6/18/2017: AS Drops BLI-LAS, NK Adds BDL/PIT-TPA/RSW, Y4 Swaps Routes

NK has a significant presence at TPA these days. How many destinations/departures do they currently have and how does it compare to other stations? Im not sure, they have airtrans old gates A15(?)-18. At our apex FL ran 39 flights a day mainly from 16-18. I bet NK could easily do that. However im a...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/18/2017: AS Drops BLI-LAS, NK Adds BDL/PIT-TPA/RSW, Y4 Swaps Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 9316

Re: OAG Changes 6/18/2017: AS Drops BLI-LAS, NK Adds BDL/PIT-TPA/RSW, Y4 Swaps Routes

NK has a significant presence at TPA these days. How many destinations/departures do they currently have and how does it compare to other stations? Im not sure, they have airtrans old gates A15(?)-18. At our apex FL ran 39 flights a day mainly from 16-18. I bet NK could easily do that. However im a...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27205

Re: The Mighty 757

In high season you have 757 services from Philadelphia(AA), Newark (UA) and JFK (DL) to Glasgow plus a similar roster to Edinburgh. There's also Icelandair via KEF. Lots of Florida and Canada options too on other types and carriers too. o The only Florida to Caledonia flights I can think of is VS s...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER retirement this year?
Replies: 14
Views: 6723

Re: Delta 767-300ER retirement this year?

Does anyone know what happened to N132DN. I think she left DL a whule ago, im not sure, I flown on her so many times. Its a tie between her an VS "Lady Penelope" that ive flown on at least four times. Currently stored @ VCV. I expect her to hit the scrapper soon if she hasn't already unfo...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27205

Re: The Mighty 757

I knew about the air greece partnership, didnt know about the iranian. Zoom was awesome for what it was. I preferred zoom over flyglobespan. I wiah there were more non stops to scotland from the U.S. than having to stop in the sassenach capital. Plenty of services into Manchester, then either BE on...

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER retirement this year?
Replies: 14
Views: 6723

Re: Delta 767-300ER retirement this year?

Does anyone know what happened to N132DN. I think she left DL a whule ago, im not sure, I flown on her so many times. Its a tie between her an VS "Lady Penelope" that ive flown on at least four times.

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by airtrantpa
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27205

Re: The Mighty 757

The 757 is my all time favourite aircraft. My first trip on one was either G-MOND or G-MONG from GLA - MCO via Bangor for a fuel stop and immigration control in 1994. My last was with Air Scotland in 2005. Nothing beats a 757 with the rollers at full chat. The noise, the power. Just awesome. How wa...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27205

Re: The Mighty 757

The 757 is my all time favourite aircraft. My first trip on one was either G-MOND or G-MONG from GLA - MCO via Bangor for a fuel stop and immigration control in 1994. My last was with Air Scotland in 2005. Nothing beats a 757 with the rollers at full chat. The noise, the power. Just awesome. How wa...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Mighty 757
Replies: 191
Views: 27205

Re: The Mighty 757

I always thought Boeing shut down the line prematurely. The 757 was owned by the big 6, plus TWA, Eastern, America West, National (2), ATA. Pus others now. (I cant remember if Pan Am ever owned one, but I think it wpyld look awesome in the billboard ). I do believe Song had the best livery to ever g...

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by airtrantpa
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 13798

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

What about LAL? Lakeland linder is halfway between TPA/MCO. Correct me if im wrong, but wasnt it skyking that tried service a few years ago. It failed miserably. I remember all the hype that it got, and how they had to bring the TSA in. Also VRO, vero beach, Florida. They currently have seasonal ser...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK expands @ BDL
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: NK expands @ BDL

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1365845
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Song did highly well BDL-TPA. However, this was already discussed here
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1365845

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 54
Views: 8411

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

Imagine what MKE would look like if FL/YX merged? WN wouldnt have bought FL if that deal went through. I Feel really bad for YX employees who got screwed from RP. I bet MKE would have a lot of int'l service now. Maybe, maybe not. It's all speculation that is based on opinion. I do agree that YX was...

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by airtrantpa
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen
Replies: 54
Views: 8411

Re: Hypothetical: The US Mergers Didn't Happen

Imagine what MKE would look like if FL/YX merged? WN wouldnt have bought FL if that deal went through. I Feel really bad for YX employees who got screwed from RP. I bet MKE would have a lot of int'l service now.

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by airtrantpa
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA
Replies: 13
Views: 3304

Re: LH is flying 2x today TPA-FRA

I am a supervisor on the ramp for this flight what happened was yesterdays LH482 had a technical issue and was tail swapped for the A330 however there was no crew available to fly it back yesterday so the crew that flew it in needed 24 hours rest in order to fly it back today, then the usual flight...

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