Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2926 times:
Corpsnerd said in another post "I'm more fascinated with planes than i am with airlines" Which got me thinking, I love planes but i do love the entire airline industry. I really can't decide which I am more into. i think it may be the airlines because i dont really get as excited about being at aiports like TEB or OPA as I do at airports with a huge diversity or airlines like JFK or LAX. Which are you more in to?
Atrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2853 times:
I am into the airline and the way they work these things, planes excite me but i am more interested in hear airline news directed to the airline instead of southwest ordering 100 737 or Delta stopping orders of 777 i wanan hear AA adds flights to dfw/stl etc etc so i am more interets in Airlines
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StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2751 times:
Good question...made me have to think for a minute!
First, probably airlines...I grew up in a UA family, so I learned the United fleet and system throughly, and follow them closely. While I have some knowledge of other airlines and the overall industry, most of my knowledge is UA-specific.
Secondly, probably planes...commercial jetliners mostly, I'm not into helicopters or military or spacecraft at all. Within airliners, I prefer Boeing over Airbus but also like MD aircraft like the DC-8 and DC-10 equally as much. Jetliners look the best in the UA livery! Specifically, the red/orange/blue livery, as that's what I grew up seeing all the time. Besides airliners, I also like small private aircraft. Cessna Skyhawk and Skylane (N9944E), and the Piper Cherokee Turbo Arrow III (N2296M) are also favorites, as I flew on them often when my Dad belonged to a flying club in San Carlos, CA.
Lastly...airports. I like seeing new airports, and my favorites are: IAD, ORD, DEN, PDX, SEA, HNL, LHR. I try to avoid SFO and LAX whenever possible. I would love to see HKG, KIX, and NRT one day. I also know the runway layout of many airports as well.
WindowSeat From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1312 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2698 times:
The aircraft is the science while the airline is the business.
Exactly why I am more interested in airlines with the aircraft coming in at a close second. It does amaze me how they manage to get these beauties up in the air, but the dynamics of the airline business amaze me even more. My dream is to work for a major airline doing fleet planning.
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MD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2666 times:
Definitely more into airplanes. As mentioned above, I love the 'science' about them... how they work and such. If we really wanted to narrow it down, I'm even moreso fascinated with jet engines and their reliable, simple, yet complex operation.
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Bullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2647 times:
I'm new to all this, I've always liked to travel and that has been my passion. Before I didn't pay much attention to the Airline or the aircraft as such, but now that I have been working for the last 4 yrs in IB I'm starting to get into both the planes and the Airlines but to be honest I prefer the day to day management of the airlines.
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Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3805 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2600 times:
My interest in airliner type planes, while strong, is far surpassed by my interest in airlines. In particular, my interest in this regard centers around the pre-deregulation flag carriers of Europe and their fleets and route structures from the post-World War II rebuilding years through the present.
AGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2478 times:
Good question ,
I have been in the maintains operations side of the biz , I just love the whole thing. I am still amazed at all the work and coordination that goes into operating an airline. But is still comes down the big bird.
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ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 681 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2448 times:
For me i'm interested in the whole industry in general, I'm facinated with many individual aspects.
When I'm flying however and I have a choice I spend a lot of time figuring out a workable itinerary, with a preferance for any airline I have not yet flown with and the choice is easier if I can fly on a particular aircraft that I have never had the pleasure.