staralliance38
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Little Known Airline Facts

Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:15 am

Do you have some interesting little known facts about airlines? Share it with us!

Did you know, US Airways is the largest operator of the Airbus jet?
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NG1Fan
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:40 am

OS will be second operator worldwide of wingletted 767. No idea who the first is.
SU operates world's longest 767 sector SVO-LAX.

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xjramper
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:11 am



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
Do you have some interesting little known facts about airlines? Share it with us!

An apparently well known fact to the travelling public and relatively unknown to the airline staff is that the airlines actually control the weather. There is a hangar that it used solely for that purpose at each airline's hub.

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san747
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:52 am



Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 1):

OS will be second operator worldwide of wingletted 767. No idea who the first is.

Should be AA, right?
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B747forever
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:05 pm



Quoting San747 (Reply 3):
Should be AA, right?

Think that it is AA also!!
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Viscount724
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:46 pm



Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 1):
SU operates world's longest 767 sector SVO-LAX.

Sorry, that's not correct. LY operates the 767-200ER nonstsop TLV-MIA which is about 500 nm further than SVO-LAX.
 
B777Neuss
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:52 pm

HI,

LH does not own the tyres of their own aircraft, they are all leased but don´t ask me from which company.

PS: I don´t know if other airlines handle it the same way.
And LH only own aircraft, LH does not lease.

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[Edited 2008-01-26 10:55:55]
 
ualcsr
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:22 pm



Quoting XJRamper (Reply 2):
An apparently well known fact to the travelling public and relatively unknown to the airline staff is that the airlines actually control the weather.

 rotfl 

If I could have a dollar for every idiot that just couldn't believe we were delaying for WX, I'd be rich. "I just called my wife and it's not raining at our house", "Clear blue skies outside" (as you hear lightning striking in the background).
 
B747forever
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:50 pm



Quoting B777Neuss (Reply 6):
LH does not own the tyres of their own aircraft, they are all leased but don´t ask me from which company.

That is really interesting fact!!
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Faustino927
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:03 pm

Easter Airlines was the first US airline to order and use the Airbus A300.
That Pan Am was the first airline to use the B747SP.
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Viscount724
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RE: Little Known Airline Facts

Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:18 am

AC (when still TCA) was the first airline in North America to operate turbine-powered aircraft when they put their first Vickers Viscount into service on April 1, 1955.

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