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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

As reported by CNN TV, President Bush has signed into law a constitutional amendment banning Airbus planes owned by foreign carriers from entering into US airspace, crippling any hopes that we will ever see A-380 service within the United States.

In response, the European Union's countries have unanimously voted to ban US-airline-owned Boeing aircraft from entering into European Union airspace, and, in a related development, American Airlines and United Airlines have sold their Heathrow operating authority to Northwest Airlines and US Airways, respectively, as neither American or United has any Airbus aircraft that they wish to use for North Atlantic travel, as American's A-300 aircraft are used nearly exclusively in the Caribbean, and United's A-320-family aircraft are used on their high-frequency "shuttle" runs, such as their hourly LGA-ORD service. Northwest and US Airways are the only US-based airlines which operate the A-330, and both airlines will be using their A-330's on flights to London-Heathrow, Northwest's flights will be from DTW, MEM, MKE, and MSP, and US Airways' will be from BOS, CLT, PHL, and PIT...more details to come as they are released...


Burma's constitutional referendum options: A. Yes, B. Go to Insein Prison!
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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2951 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1832 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
CHAT OPERATOR

***checks watch***

yup, as i thought...



Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
User currently offlineVS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

I think your signature speaks for itself

User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

In another stunning development, also per CNN, Southwest Airlines has placed a firm order for 200 A-340-600's, for use on flights out of Long Island-MacArthur Airport, which has been designated Southwest Airlines first official "hub". Additionally, Southwest has requested route authorities out of ISP for such airports as MAD, STN, LGW, ORY, and HHN, scheduled to start June 1, pending government approval. Of the 200 A-340's, the first 10 will be leased, and will be returned as they are replaced by Southwest-owned A-346's...more details to come as they are available...


Burma's constitutional referendum options: A. Yes, B. Go to Insein Prison!
User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1368 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1677 times:

Also just in:

Foregard stated, "I have to admit Boeing has us over the barrel with the 7E7. We're hosed. All we can expect now is a few top-off orders for the 330. We'll get working on a replacement for it just as soon as we finish up with the A380 and A400M."


User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Huh?!?! LOL!!  Big thumbs up Very interesting topic here! Hehe


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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

Reuter's news service just reported a MASSIVE NW order for 300 B-717-200's to replace Northwest's aging DC-9 fleet...first will be delivered next week!  Big thumbs up

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1572 times:

AFP reports that AF, in light of the popularity of its New Concept A319LR service on thinner routes, and in an effort to bypass powerful and belligerent unions based at CDG, will be severely downsizing the CDG hub and instead be operating new low-cost subsidiaries based in major regional cities such as Nice, Marseilles, Montpellier, Nantes, Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Strasbourg and Lille. These subsidiaries will operating a single type, the A319LR, direct to Air France's major international destinations, bypassing the Paris Hubs. An AF spokesman said "On s'en merde de Paris et tous ces cons de syndics - on a enfin realisé qu'il y ait d'autres villes que Paris aussi, quelle surprise !"

AF stock rose 27% on the Paris Bourse when the news was announced.


User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

I read in Financial Times today, Airbus and Boeing executives plan a decathlon, including 10 different competitions, such as
-soccer game
-chess contest
-wrestling
-rock climbing

also some more aviaiton related things, like:
-airliner quiz
-washing AF planes (including each time washing a 340 AND a 744)
-boarding contest (who has less problems to squeeze into LH coach seat row)

The last task will be for testing crews: drunk flight...a jury decides, which crew makes the better landing (smoothness counts) after 1, 5, 10 and 15 beers in a Canarsie approach...

With that the executives want to find out, which manufacturer has the better staff so that public can take it's own conclusion who makes better planes...



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1525 times:

Nudelhirsch - I think the contest should have the ultimate people skills challenge for an aerospace executive as well - who can stay in a conference room the longest with Michael O'Leary without hitting him. The world record stands at 4 minutes 18 seconds, held by Mikhail Ulyanov of Tupolev (who only lasted that long because he doesn't speak English).

User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1745 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Happy April Fools Day everyone!


Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1501 times:

Yes, JGPH1A, we should stock up to 20 different contests or so.

We could include our German Head of Environmental Protection Department Mr. Trittin into the task You suggested.

Also, beating up people who block the contruction site once FRA gets a new runway could be a game...who gets rid of more people blocking...

On the other hand...why not change Your idea into: who can beat up O'leary worse (those who put him into hospitl for longer time win...)  Nuts



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

How about the following contest: which airline executive can survive the longest in his own company's Economy Class on long haul flights before crying out and demanding an Upgrade?

I'm quite sure that LH execs wouldn't last too long in there...

JGPH1A - wow, 4 minutes 18 seconds? I didn't think that only not speaking english would be enough for that... could it be that he's deaf on one ear? Or was he wearing headphones attached to a portable DVD player watching some move during his session with O'Leary?

Happy contrails,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Frank,

actually I rather guess Mayrhuber would win. He probably would sit in there and notice anything strange...

Does he actually know, what PTV are? And about seat quality and seatpitch?



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

Nudelhirsch, of course he knows what a PTV is: Persönlicher Teller Vorwärmer!

Concerning seat quality and pitch... well, since Economy Class is just for the self loading cargo that goes onto planes, I doubt that he's ever really thought about it... but still would be interesting to see him in one of those seats: I'm for one of the two middle seats (the "non-rev-seat") in the last row of a fully packed 744 doing constant nonstops from FRA to either SIN or GRU (nice long flights... Big grin).

Happy contrails,
Frank



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Oh Frank, not a long haul flight. taht would be a bit too mean!

I mean, tech him a lesson, but dont torture him...



Putana da Seatbeltz!
User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Nudelhirsch, who's talking about torture? I quote from LH's website: "Lufthansa Economy Class - the best way to see the world in comfort and style."

Need I say more? Big grin



Smile - it confuses people!
User currently offlineAdam T. From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 957 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Great April Fool's day joke!

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