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A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:03 am

Of the following aircraft, why do they skip the following seat lettering?

Why do they skip "GHI"?

CO 777-200 777 ABC-DEF-JKL

Why do they skip "B"?

CO MD-80 M80 AC-DEF

Why do they skip "CIJ"?

CO DC10-30 D10 AB-DEFGH-KL

 
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:09 am

"GHI" is a Japanese word that translate loosely as "uniform for martial arts". Hence, Continental felt it would not be appropriate on the 777-200s.

"B" is the ICAO alloted registration prefix for China. Since some MD-80s were made in China (but not the Continental ones), they decided to skip that letter.

"CIJ" is often confused with cig, which is shorthand for cigarette. Since Continental wanted to be a non-smoking airline, they decided not to include those letters.
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:20 am

What rediculous reasonings. We are talking about flying not martial arts, China, or somking. I am not attacking you B747-437B I am just saying how stupid that the airlines look at that.
 
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:25 am

I am just saying how stupid that the airlines look at that

I think its even stupider that somebody actually cares enough to post a topic about it, but hey....  Big grin
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:07 am

Talking about how dumb of a post this is, "Stupider" is incorrect grammar. Heres a suggestion, get a dictionary and some English books.
 
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:11 am

"Stupider" is incorrect grammar.

stu·pid ( P ) Pronunciation Key (stpd, sty-)
adj. stu·pid·er, stu·pid·est
Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.
Pointless; worthless: a stupid job.

n.
A stupid or foolish person.

Latin stupidus, from stupre, to be stunned.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=stupider
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:15 am

In America we do not use the word Stupider at least I don't because it is incorrect grammar.
 
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:18 am

In America we do not use the word Stupider at least I don't because it is incorrect grammar.

Oh, the irony of this statement is so thick that I could cut it with a knife!!!!!
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:18 am

:D

 Big thumbs up

Keep this giggles going guys, I had a lot to laugh...
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:21 am

Since when is America the standard for proper English? Try to use some commas too, since we're nitpicking today.  Big grin
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RE: A/C Configuration

Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:30 am



It's interesting that 'stupider' is not in Merriam Webster (at least the online version) but it is in other online American dictionaries.

I venture to say that it has to do with usage, not so much whether it is grammatically correct or not.

And yes B747 the irony is killing me too! Big grin

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