Tag Archives: Greg Drawbaugh

DAE launches a new Curacao-Panama City route

DAE (Dutch Antilles Express) (Curacao) on October 16 launched a new twice-weekly route from Curacao to Panama City.

Copyright Photo: Greg Drawbaugh.

21 Douglas DC-3s fly-in to Oshkosh

Copyright Photo: Greg Drawbaugh.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (Oshkosh) yesterday (July 26) welcomed 21 Douglas DC-3s in a massive arrival formation to the annual air show. More DC-3s are expected this week. The event is celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the DC-3.

Copyright Photo: Greg Drawbaugh. Thunderbird Flying Service DC-3A-S1C3G NC43XX (msn 11665) lands at OSH.

Spirit Airlines ups the ante with PENNY PLUS fares

Copyright Photo: Greg Drawbaugh. Spirit is adding Airbus A320s to its fleet. Its first, this A320-232 registered (msn 4206) arrives back at the FLL base.

Spirit Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) introduced PENNY PLUS fares and reduced its checked bag fees exclusively for its $9 Fare Club members. The airline reduced its lowest fare by over $40 each way on average. Members of Spirit’s $9 Fare Club now pay as low as a penny plus fuel, taxes and fees for their reservation taking another page from the Ryanair play book.

According to the press release, “In order to continue reducing fares even further and offering customers the option of paying only for the services they want and use rather than subsidizing the choices of others, the low fare industry innovator is also progressing to the next phase of unbundling with the introduction of a charge to carry on a bag and be boarded first onto the airplane.”

Members of Spirit’s $9 Fare Club who pre-reserve their carry-on bag in advance online receive a $10 discount compared to non-members and pay only $20 for their carry-on. In addition, checked bag fees for $9 Fare Club members have been reduced to $15 for domestic flights and $20 for international flights, both a $10 savings compared to non-members. The baggage discounts will be available for purchase by July 1, 2010, for travel August 1, 2010 and beyond.

AeroMexico Connect Embraer ERJ 145LU XA-WAC runs off the runway on landing at Tijuana

Copyright Photo: Greg Drawbaugh/DRAW Decal/drawdecal.com. XA-WAC arrives at Miami prior to the accident.

AeroMexico Connect (Monterrey) yesterday (January 21) had an incident at Tijuana. Embraer ERJ 145LU XA-WAC (msn 145255) operating flight AM 2051 from Hermosillo to Tijuana with 36 passengers and three crew members, landed on TIJ’s runway 09 in strong crosswinds. The regional jet veered right off the runway and came to a stop on soft ground. There were no injuries.

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