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by Confuscius
Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

Jet Airliners: Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde Airbus A310 Airbus A318 Antonov An-148/An-158 BAC One-Eleven Boeing 707 Boeing 717 Boeing 720 Boeing 787 Dreamliner British Aerospace BAe146/Avro RJ Convair 880 Convair 990 Coronado Dassault Mercure 100 de Havilland DH 106 Comet Embraer ERJ 135/ERJ 140/ERJ 14...

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes clipped wings On Ground At O’Hare
Replies: 59
Views: 10020

Re: Planes Collide On Ground At O’Hare

So how many delays on adjacent gates when everyone came to gawk? :) They people in the photo aren't "gawk"-ing...Airstairs were brought to the aircraft and the passengers were directed back into the terminal via walking the ramp. The personnel are there to prevent any one from wandering i...

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by Confuscius
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 82
Views: 5834

Re: Best airline call signs

ORDfan wrote:
Image


Straight and to the point. No confusion at all.

Unlike this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw3CeVKUtwE

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best airline call signs
Replies: 82
Views: 5834

Re: Best airline call signs

American
Delta
United
Southwest

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by Confuscius
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87395

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

If the location on the old O'Hare Modernisation Plan documents are still valid, it will be East of 4R, Between 9R and 9C, and West of where 36 used to be. I think the current VOR Location is in the middle of where either the high-speed exit taxiway or the parallel taxiway will be. I believe you mea...

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 871
Views: 87395

Re: Chicago Aviation News - 2018

But, if you goto Google maps and turn off the 3D (upper left "hamburger" icon), you will see the most recent satellite view. From there you can see what sections of the runway they have built so far. It is being done piecemeal as they have access to a section, they build it... Where will ...

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 261
Views: 13754

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last February: LAX-PVG MU586 777-300ER PVG-MNL MU211 A321 MNL- WNP DG6117 ATR LGP-MNL 5J ???? A320 MNL-HKG 5J110 A330-300 HKG-PVG MU504 A321 PVG-LAX MU577 777-300ER LAX-MNL; HKG-LAX airfare on China Eastern: $436 MNL-WNP airfare on CebGo: $48.37 LGP-MNL airfare on Cebu Pacific: ??? MNL-HKG airfare ...

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which plane to bring back to production?
Replies: 39
Views: 1160

Re: Which plane to bring back to production?

Wright Flyer, with new engine option.

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities known mainly for Airports
Replies: 72
Views: 2857

Re: Cities known mainly for Airports

Covington, Kentucky

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran sanctions and new EU statement
Replies: 136
Views: 5850

Re: Iran Sanctions and New EU statment

MileHFL400 wrote:

Well the short of is that Iran aint getting no more A330's.


So Iran will be getting more A330s? Because double negative equals positive.

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by Confuscius
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)
Replies: 21
Views: 6522

Re: BCN: Europe's black hole (El País Newspaper)

El País (Spanish most read newspaper) has an article today about Barcelona El Prat airport, calling it "Europe's black hole". According to EP, BCN has the most delays for an airport of its size in Europe. Most of those related to Vueling... Doesn't look good for me, I have two scheduled d...

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by Confuscius
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tanzania begins B787 ops, eyeing long-haul intercontinental routes to BOM, CAN
Replies: 9
Views: 1822

Re: Air Tanzania begins B787 ops, eyeing long-haul intercontinental routes to BOM, CAN

rutankrd wrote:
Behramjee I’d say since it’s been bough with Chinese money they’ll want to see it moving more crap and mineral prospectors into Africa first and foremost.


Perhaps ivory on the return trip.

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by Confuscius
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine President Duterte issues ultimatum for PR regarding unpaid fees at MNL
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: Philippine President Duterte issues ultimatum for PR regarding unpaid fees at MNL

jteruel06 wrote:
President Rodrigo Duterte has issued an ultimatum to PAL Chairman/CEO Lucio Tan for the airline to pay the fees or the government would shut down NAIA Terminal 2


Good news for Mr. Tan, at least he didn't threaten to kill and eat him like he did with the Maute rebels in Marawi.

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by Confuscius
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 243
Views: 16381

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

Travel Itinerary 19 OCT – 1 NOV 2017 Thu 19 Oct 700P – 830P VX1483 LAS-LAX A320 Fri 20 Oct 105A – 600A (+1) MU578 LAX-PVG 777-300ER Sun 22 Oct 1215A – 350A MU211 PVG-MNL A321 Sun 22 Oct 220P – 340P DG6117 MNL-WNP ATR ??? MNL or CRK – SIN (date not yet booked) Wed 1 Nov 1255A – 625A MU544 SIN-PVG A33...

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by Confuscius
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow
Replies: 116
Views: 29664

Re: EK A388 go around from 400ft AGL 8 nm before runway in Moscow

WPvsMW wrote:
Wow! I vote for zeke in the LH seat.


I'm sure he's quite happy flying for CX.

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by Confuscius
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2195

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

737-200 - 1973 Western Airlines SFO-SAN
A320 - circa 1991 Northwest Airlines ORD-MSP

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by Confuscius
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37377

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Good luck convincing the top brass to let go of their centrally located housing and golf course. Besides, somebody would need to pay for that move. The Moonwalk Access Rd area is already earmarked for the C-5 extension to Cavitex. So there's really no space for a new parallel runway even if MIAA wa...

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by Confuscius
Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017
Replies: 235
Views: 37377

Re: Philippine Aviation Thread 2017

Quote: "(Updated 5:54 p.m., Aug. 30) Flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has revived a 2015 offer to expand its main hub at the Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport given the increasing passenger congestion and lack of facilities to house its growing fleet. PAL president Jaime Bautis...

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by Confuscius
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab
Replies: 11
Views: 1899

Re: OAK temporarily closes Rwy 30 for rehab

modesto2 wrote:
OAK is temporarily closing Rwy 12-30 for runway rehabilitation. Consequently, Twy W has been converted into a runway


Air Canada pilots will feel right at home ;)

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by Confuscius
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6694

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

How 'bout Air India? With SJC and OAK close proximity to Fremont.

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by Confuscius
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great 737 Quick Takeoff Video
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Great 737 Quick Takeoff Video

Not bad, although I was expecting a little bit more, perhaps a Double Immelmann.

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by Confuscius
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN
Replies: 115
Views: 15243

Re: UA announces start of PAE-SFO and PAE-DEN

Maybe United could use 787 delivery flights for passenger service too.

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by Confuscius
Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One
Replies: 226
Views: 28056

Re: Report: USAF to buy Transaero NTU 747-8s for Air Force One

What would be the cost of retrofit on these 2 birds? Knowing how government works, and the fact that what program saves money in the history of this country, these will not be cheap by any stretch. I would think to re-work the planes alone with the modifications is gonna be one serious cost; about ...

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by Confuscius
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat size regulations in the US
Replies: 176
Views: 13150

Re: Seat size regulations in the US

I think seat width is purely a matter of comfort... A 12" seat is doable for an adult if he or she seats in an angle with weight on one side. That's a perfect idea for "calculated misery", let say for fifty or a hundred extra dollars a passengers can book a standard 18" seat. Un...

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by Confuscius
Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019
Replies: 115
Views: 16335

Re: Airbus to cut A380 production to 8 frames in 2019

c933103 wrote:
- e who say those carriers being mentioned would take 4+ each?
- at 8 / year that is still higher than 747's production rate?


A double blow to the A380. Cutting production rate down to 8 and still losing to the 747 in the the race to the bottom, 8 to 6.

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by Confuscius
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX
Replies: 48
Views: 6142

Re: Ben Franklin to adorn the tail of a Norwegian 737 MAX

Wouldn't a Ben Franklin themed airplane might attract lightning?

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by Confuscius
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German group considering A380 part out
Replies: 114
Views: 26979

Re: German group considering A380 part out

mercure1 wrote:
Dr Peter has 9 A380 frames


He must see a lot of patients to afford to buy nine A380s.

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by Confuscius
Thu May 25, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 15597

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

But one person's sense of humour is different to another's, you can only take these things at face value. If somebody leaves a note in the toilet claiming that there's a bomb on board, is that genuine or is that somebody's 'sense of humour'? True, although those notes left in planes are usually hoa...

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by Confuscius
Thu May 25, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’
Replies: 95
Views: 15597

Re: Pilot refuses to fly packed airplane because passenger labelled his personal WIFI ‘Jihadist Cell London 1’

they quite correctly reported something suspicious, Suspicious? Perhaps, but if one look at it logically, terrorist usually claim credit after the fact, not before. They don't want their intentions known. Also, jihadist don't have any sense of humor, their ideology is somewhat like being in a femin...

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by Confuscius
Thu May 25, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags
Replies: 41
Views: 5745

Re: TSA Testing REQ to Remove More Items from Bags

admanager wrote:
Get a NEXUS card if you can. It costs less ($50) and gets you Precheck, plus all the benefits of the NEXUS card itself.


"Calculated misery" is prevalent in the commercial aviation industry.

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by Confuscius
Thu May 18, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "
Replies: 79
Views: 11203

Re: "Welcome on board, this is your king speaking ... "

Is there any reason why he flies as the FO and not the captain? The training captain can fly in the FO seat while the king flies in the left seat. ... And having a training captain babysit our king, why would KLM do that? Because it's good to be the King! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StJS51d1Fzg

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by Confuscius
Thu May 11, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 787?
Replies: 15
Views: 2435

Re: When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 878?

sandyb123 wrote:
When will Etihad Upgrade EDI to 878?


Boeing 878? Perhaps in the year 2525, if man is still alive.

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by Confuscius
Tue May 09, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SOFIA Flying Around FAT
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Re: SOFIA Flying Around FAT

OK, I'll bite.... What is SOFIA? Kidding aside, here's more on SOFIA, ex N536PA with PanAm and ex N145UA with United, hard to believe UA had a bunch of SPs flying the globe for the ULH routes of that era. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratospheric_Observatory_for_Infrared_Astronomy I believe it's ...

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by Confuscius
Tue May 09, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SOFIA Flying Around FAT
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Re: SOFIA Flying Around FAT

b747400erf wrote:
Is it getting pictures of a close Jupiter?


Nope, more like Uranus.

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by Confuscius
Sat May 06, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest
Replies: 162
Views: 12502

Re: FAs should stop threatening people with arrest

That guy on the Delta flight that got up and went to the bathroom should be in jail


Why upgrade? Isn't flying economy already worse...

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by Confuscius
Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Classic 747 Flight Log
Replies: 35
Views: 3886

Re: YOUR CLASSIC 747 FLIGHTLOG.

747-200 flights:
1981: NW ORD-ANC-NRT-MNL
NW MNL-NRT-ORD
1990s: a few NW ORD-MSP and MSP-ORD connecting flights.

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by Confuscius
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Most Loved Song(s)
Replies: 29
Views: 2160

RE: Your Most Loved Song(s)

"I Touch Myself" Divinyls

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by Confuscius
Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Bomber Contract Awarded Oct 27th
Replies: 66
Views: 22329

RE: US Bomber Contract Awarded Oct 27th

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ozair" class="quote" target="_blank">Ozair</a> (<a href="#45" class="quote">Reply 45</a>):<br/><i>Hopefully this moves us closer to an actual gr...

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by Confuscius
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes
Replies: 63
Views: 24119

RE: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Vanguard" class="quote" target="_blank">Vanguard</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i> I see <acronym title="Ethiopian Airline...

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by Confuscius
Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes
Replies: 63
Views: 24119

RE: Possibly Shortest 747 Flight Ever 14 Minutes

I think the shortest distance 747 flights are the B# and C# flights because they takeoff and land in the same airport.

[Edited 2016-02-11 16:30:55]

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by Confuscius
Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures Of Norwegian Boeing 787-9
Replies: 18
Views: 13095

RE: First Pictures Of Norwegian Boeing 787-9

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/solnabo" class="quote" target="_blank">solnabo</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Prefere her on our banknote</i></font></td><...

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by Confuscius
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 7 Of 20 Wealthiest US Cities In SF Bay Area
Replies: 24
Views: 2236

RE: 7 Of 20 Wealthiest US Cities In SF Bay Area

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Many/most of them could never function wit...

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by Confuscius
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery
Replies: 1609
Views: 120031

RE: KC-46 Production, Testing And Delivery Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#191" class="quote">Reply 191</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transpo...

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by Confuscius
Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Militia Group Takes Federal Facility In Eastern Or
Replies: 160
Views: 6574

RE: Militia Group Takes Federal Facility In Eastern Or

Lavoy Finicum has been martyred. I presume he's now up in the big ranch in the sky with his 72 cattles.

[Edited 2016-01-29 16:40:37]

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by Confuscius
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Glenn Frey Have Died
Replies: 15
Views: 1667

RE: Glenn Frey Have Died

Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane dies at 74.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/m...planes-paul-kantner-dies/79490508/

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by Confuscius
Mon Jan 25, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Still Considering A CSeries Or E2 Order
Replies: 62
Views: 12078

RE: United Still Considering A CSeries Or E2 Order

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/lostsound" class="quote" target="_blank">lostsound</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Every airline has said again and again i...

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by Confuscius
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Glenn Frey Have Died
Replies: 15
Views: 1667

RE: Glenn Frey Have Died

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/thunderboltdrgn" class="quote" target="_blank">thunderboltdrgn</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Brian May himself suddenly f...

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by Confuscius
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wojick: A320neo Vs 737 MAX Has Yet To Begin
Replies: 268
Views: 23616

RE: Wojick: A320neo Vs 737 MAX Has Yet To Begin

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/KarelXWB" class="quote" target="_blank">KarelXWB</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Wojick: A320neo Vs 737 MAX <b>Has Y...

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B
Replies: 162
Views: 3878

RE: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/einsteinboricua" class="quote" target="_blank">einsteinboricua</a> (<a href="#94" class="quote">Reply 94</a>):<br/><i>I'll buy an A330 and jet a...

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by Confuscius
Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B
Replies: 162
Views: 3878

RE: Powerball Lottery - Estimated @ $1.3B

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/fr8mech" class="quote" target="_blank">fr8mech</a> (<a href="#85" class="quote">Reply 85</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Don't bother. T...

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