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2005 Airline Story Of The Year  
User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2926 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

What would be your vote for the top airline story of 2005?

Some ideas:
1. AF YYZ crash and all 309 survivors?
2. Dual bankruptcy filings of DL on NW on the same date?
3. Ther merger of HP and US?


What are your thoughts?

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User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Quoting BigGSFO (Thread starter):
1. AF YYZ crash and all 309 survivors?

The fact that all passengers and crew evac'd in under 3 minutes, without the use of all emergency exits, is testament to the excellent training and flawless execution by the crew.



Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

I'm basing this list on relevance of each to the whole industry and its potential place in history. I'd say here are the top 5:

1: HP/US merger (I don't think two airlines of such size have ever combined equally - AA/TW was moreso a takeover)
2. DL/NW BK same day annoucements - wierd how two giants would annouce such as thing on the same day.
3a. All the crashes around the world that seemed to come within two weeks of each other - the ones in Kenya, Greece, and South America - highlights the danger of foreign travel (by which, I mean, the less industrialized nations' airlines that utilize older out of date aircraft).
3b. WN at Midway - WN's first fatality, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they took a serious look at their operating practices and made some noticable changes.
4. NW mx strike - created a very sizeable dent in NW's operation for awhile
5. The AF YYZ crash - I don't think it's number one, simply because even though it does highlight a remarkable performance by the crew and the airplane design to get everyone out safely, the long term effects of the story are minor.

Let the debate begin


User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2926 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 2):
2. DL/NW BK same day annoucements - wierd how two giants would annouce such as thing on the same day.



Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 2):
4. NW mx strike - created a very sizeable dent in NW's operation for awhile

2005 truly was not a good year for NW.


User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
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Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 2):
2005 truly was not a good year for NW.

2k5 was not a good year for commercial aviation in general. The highlight of the year IMHO; The first flight of the Airbus A380.

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

The 1st Flight of the A380.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

How about B6's emergency landing at LAX(?) after circling around several times with its nosegear stuck sideways?

[Edited 2005-12-29 22:53:07]


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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

Quoting Jeffry747 (Reply 4):
The highlight of the year IMHO; The first flight of the Airbus A380.



Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 6):
How about B6's emergency landing at LAX(?) after circling around several times with its nosegear stuck sideways?

Looks like I'll need to rethink my top 5.......


User currently offlineYoungFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3430 times:

1. AF crash and everybody survives!
2. A380 first flight.
3. B6 emergency landing live on TV (+ everybody survived)
4. Dual backruptcy by DL and NW.
5. HP/US merger- hope it turn out good!
Dan



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