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by KQ777
Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IB Bad Results With The A340-600
Replies: 104
Views: 20112

RE: IB Bad Results With The A340-600

If anyone wants to know what <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym>'s problems are with the Airbus fleet, here is what I suspect: Since <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> operates in a "hot and high" type climate, the slow climb ability of the A340 series could seriously impact the r...

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by KQ777
Sun Dec 14, 2003 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL B747-200
Replies: 10
Views: 4007

EL AL B747-200

Does EL AL have any passenger B747-200s still in service? According to their website they do, but I don't think that is correct. If they do, what routes is it flying?

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by KQ777
Sat Nov 29, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pres. Bush Use B747 For Iraq Trip?
Replies: 15
Views: 3988

RE: Did Pres. Bush Use B747 For Iraq Trip?

Another question, NY Times and CNN are reporting that it was an 11 hour flight from the US to Baghdad. How is that possible? It is a 9 hour flight to rome and at least 4 more hours from there to the Gulf region. It should be even longer in the reverse direction during winter.

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by KQ777
Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Way To Go To NBO From YVR
Replies: 18
Views: 4848

RE: Best Way To Go To NBO From YVR

EK is the cheapest, if <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> flies into <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym> that would work. I used this option to DAR (via NBO) and it was many hundreds cheaper than <acrony...

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by KQ777
Thu Nov 27, 2003 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ And Dubai
Replies: 1
Views: 1620

AZ And Dubai

Has Alitalia resumed their service to Dubai yet? And are they still flying any MD-11s?

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by KQ777
Tue Nov 25, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International Operators At PHL
Replies: 24
Views: 3509

RE: International Operators At PHL

KLM used to fly into PHL as well. Not sure when or with what equipment.

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by KQ777
Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

RE: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano

The IAD service has not been cancelled as far as I know.

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by KQ777
Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Prague
Replies: 5
Views: 2635

RE: Delta To Prague

Correct, This is simply a SkyTeam codeshare. CSA serves Prague from JFK and Newark with A310-300s.

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by KQ777
Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ And QR To Buy B 773ERs In Bulk
Replies: 146
Views: 26701

RE: SQ And QR To Buy B 773ERs In Bulk

The reason <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> would choose the 777-300ER and A340-600 is simple. The 773ER will be used on European and South Asia routes where four engines are not neccessary, while the A346 will do trans-Oceanic or polar runs, probably to Australia eventually I would guess...

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by KQ777
Mon Nov 24, 2003 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF'S New York Flights
Replies: 40
Views: 5648

RE: QF'S New York Flights

On a related topic, the last time I arrived at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> from London, the United people kept announcing a connection for Australia: that seemed odd to me. What European would choose to be routed dow...

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by KQ777
Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: SAS To Shanghai From Spring 2004
Replies: 24
Views: 4904

RE: Confirmed: SAS To Shanghai From Spring 2004

Does <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym>'s A330-300 have the range to serve destinations such as <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - Califo...

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by KQ777
Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano
Replies: 16
Views: 3756

RE: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano

My parents flew LAB between <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> and Manaus, Brasil a few years ago, and it was fine (although they used a 727 for the 5 hour flight! Seems a bit odd . . . has since switched to A310 I think) It has a good reputation among d...

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by KQ777
Sun Nov 23, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines To Expand Its Fleet
Replies: 14
Views: 5703

RE: Turkish Airlines To Expand Its Fleet

Bahadir is def. right: You can't really compare the A330-200 and the A310-300 in terms of ops flexiblilty. While the A330 has much more range, it is also MUCH larger overall, more comparable to the 777 than the 310. Thus, it is too much aircraft for shorthaul European routes on which THY sometimes u...

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by KQ777
Sun Nov 23, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Flew To SFO Once Before?
Replies: 53
Views: 3993

RE: Who Flew To SFO Once Before?

I have flown in and out of <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> so many times I can't count. The airlines I have flown include: United, 767-200s, 767-300ERs, and 777 (domestic) to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewil...

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by KQ777
Sun Nov 23, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More LCC's Eyeing PHL
Replies: 13
Views: 2569

RE: More LCC's Eyeing PHL

If Virgin group were to set up base at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>, I guess that would mean a <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> London-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA ...

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by KQ777
Sun Nov 23, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ New Internation Services
Replies: 1
Views: 1920

RE: AZ New Internation Services

perhaps when more 777s arrrive <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym> will go online. <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> seems an odd choice since United flew <acronym title="Washington - Dulles In...

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by KQ777
Fri Oct 31, 2003 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?
Replies: 20
Views: 4427

RE: MEX-DEL,,,, Via HKG Or Europe?

Don't any Asian airlines fly nonstop from MEX to East Asia? I thought maybe Japan Airlines or Korean did. Then you could do this trip with only one stopover.

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by KQ777
Wed Oct 29, 2003 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Add PHL
Replies: 160
Views: 14659

RE: WN To Add PHL

As much as I appreciate lower fares at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>, I hope southwest does not destroy US AIrways' feed for its transatlantic flights . . . US Airways is really the only reason that <acronym title="Philadelphia - Interna...

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by KQ777
Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Launches A340-500 & Upgraded Classes
Replies: 33
Views: 7373

RE: Emirates Launches A340-500 & Upgraded Classes

EK does not recieve direct UAE government money, but also does not pay tax, airport fees, etc I believe.

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by KQ777
Sun Oct 19, 2003 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest B767-200ER Route?
Replies: 18
Views: 4407

RE: Longest B767-200ER Route?

What about Air Mauritius? They use their 767-200ER from Port Louis to Europe on flights well over 11 hours.

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by KQ777
Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 757 Route
Replies: 76
Views: 16386

RE: Longest 757 Route

What about Azerbaijan Airlines? They fly 757s from Baku to LGW, but not sure what other routes.

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by KQ777
Thu Oct 16, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Starts Service To Shanghai!
Replies: 20
Views: 4635

RE: SAS Starts Service To Shanghai!

Does the A330-300 have sufficient range to fly nonstop between Scandinavia and the US west coast? And didn't SK used to fly to Singapore with their 767-300s?

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by KQ777
Thu Oct 16, 2003 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing May Launch 7E7 Jetliner With.......
Replies: 48
Views: 6483

RE: Boeing May Launch 7E7 Jetliner With.......

Hamlet69 is correct: the issue is that there are currently no prospects of US airlines ordering this aircraft <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">AT</acronym> <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym>, which means that Boeing cant rel...

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by KQ777
Wed Oct 15, 2003 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Looks At Opening MIA-NBO Route
Replies: 25
Views: 5557

RE: Kenya Airways Looks At Opening MIA-NBO Route

I don't think they are crazy: African traffic will certainly be one of the growth markets in aviation in the next 10-15 years. And SAA manages to make a profit on its flights to Florida. <acronym title="Kenya Airways">KQ</acronym>'s strategy is to challenge SAA as the dominant network carrier to and...

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by KQ777
Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To Bogota
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

RE: CO To Bogota

Interestingly, on the website it's listed as 757, which does not have BF seats. Who is correct?

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by KQ777
Tue Oct 14, 2003 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To Bogota
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

CO To Bogota

Hi, just saw a <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> ad that listed Bogota among <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s nonstop routes from Newark. I was surprised to hear this, since I assumed such a route would only operate via Houston, and looked it up on <acr...

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by KQ777
Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways Looks At Opening MIA-NBO Route
Replies: 25
Views: 5557

RE: Kenya Airways Looks At Opening MIA-NBO Route

If neccessary, <acronym title="Kenya Airways">KQ</acronym> should withdraw from the KLM deal and go it alone. They could then launch <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> or <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JF...

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by KQ777
Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA To Copenhagen
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

SAA To Copenhagen

A while ago, SAA announced that they were going to start direct flights <acronym title="Johannesburg - International (Jan Smuts) (JNB / FAJS), South Africa">JNB</acronym>-<acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>, but then announced they had cancelled the plan. Why wa...

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by KQ777
Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Redeye Requests
Replies: 2
Views: 1758

Jetblue Redeye Requests

Sorry if someone has already posted on this topic, the search function doesnt seem to be working: Passengers on JetBlue's overnight transcontinental flights can now go online to request classic music videos for viewing on the special show "JetBlue Redeye Requests" which airs on VH1 Classic. This cha...

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by KQ777
Mon Oct 13, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA's Fleet Plan?
Replies: 36
Views: 4499

RE: SIA's Fleet Plan?

I think the B757-300 could be outfitted with a 3-class cabin if SIA wanted. Know Lufthansa considered this option before ordering A330s, since these would have been good for African and Middle East routes. It would be a good A310 replacement. And I take issue with the 767 cabin being dowdy: the new ...

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by KQ777
Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Intl. Airlines @ ORD Help
Replies: 21
Views: 2969

RE: Intl. Airlines @ ORD Help

Thai Intl Airways will begin A340-500 flights soon apparently. Why did SIA and ANA drop out? This is a HUGE star alliance hub. It seems that SIA has withdrawn virtually all of the routes they started of late, including Las Vegas and Chicago. I thought Chicago was only suspended, not cancelled. Will ...

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by KQ777
Sat Oct 11, 2003 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS Starts Service To Shanghai!
Replies: 20
Views: 4635

RE: SAS Starts Service To Shanghai!

Finally SK starts a new intercontinental route! Now what about the SFO plans? Anytime soon?

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by KQ777
Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are The Longest A320 Flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 10724

RE: What Are The Longest A320 Flights?

For those who are interested, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s longhaul A32X flights are operated by their franchise carrier,British Mediterranean, on lower-yield routes to the Near East, Middle East and central Asia that do not warrant widebody aircraft. Overall, I think <acronym tit...

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by KQ777
Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 767 CDG-ORD
Replies: 11
Views: 3587

RE: United 767 CDG-ORD

All UAL's international B767-300ERs have PTVs in all cabins: the only intercontinental aircraft without the PTVs throughout are the B747-400s, which have them in United First and United Business. Domestic 767-200s and 767-300s, and domestic 777s do not have PTVs in any cabin. You will certainly have...

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by KQ777
Sat Oct 11, 2003 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South African Joining An Alliance?
Replies: 8
Views: 3301

RE: South African Joining An Alliance?

SAA bought back all of Swissair's share during the financial crisis at SR.

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by KQ777
Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAB To IAD
Replies: 8
Views: 2009

RE: LAB To IAD

They used to fly MIA - Manaus, Brazil with a 727! Later, switched to A310, now they have dropped the route I think.

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by KQ777
Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas & ORD
Replies: 19
Views: 3780

RE: Qantas & ORD

QF used to serve SFO in the eighties, but pulled out. I don't think that there's enough demand for both UA and another australia carrier.

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by KQ777
Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta No Longer Using 764 On ATL-HNL
Replies: 30
Views: 7366

RE: Delta No Longer Using 764 On ATL-HNL

The First Class on the 764 is slightly superior to regular domesic First. For instance, it has a PTV at every First Class seat.

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by KQ777
Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are The Longest A320 Flights?
Replies: 47
Views: 10724

RE: What Are The Longest A320 Flights?

If you are talking standard A320s, not the LR series corporate jets, then consider JetBlue's transcontinental flights or British Airways' flights to Tehran, Iran.

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by KQ777
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam-USA Aviation Pact
Replies: 42
Views: 4177

Vietnam-USA Aviation Pact

Hi, sorry if someone has posted on this topic already, I tried a search . . . Vietnam and the US are close to signing an aviation pact for direct flights between the two countries, it could be as soon as today. And Vietnam Airlines has reaffirmed its desire to start service to <acronym title="San Fr...

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by KQ777
Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA 747-200 Retirement
Replies: 15
Views: 4834

RE: NWA 747-200 Retirement

Wouldn't the A340-600 be the ideal replacement for NWA's 747 classics? The A330-200 has nowhere near the 747's capacity! BTW: If NWA goes ahead with the A330-200 option, they will be the first airline to use this type for transpacific operations!

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by KQ777
Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit To Middle East - Any Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4736

RE: Detroit To Middle East - Any Service

An <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> team has visited <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>, and the airport lobbied <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> heavily to start a direct service t...

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by KQ777
Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Domestic Vs Shortest Transatlantic
Replies: 24
Views: 5860

RE: Longest Domestic Vs Shortest Transatlantic

JFK to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> is sometimes as long as 6h 40min. I have flown <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR ...

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by KQ777
Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 747-400
Replies: 35
Views: 5557

RE: UAL 747-400

Regarding PTVs on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s 747-400's: It makes no sense to me that they decided to fit them to all the 767-300ERs but not the 747s. The 747s generally fly much longer transpacific routes where such a feature is more important, whereas the 767s are usually...

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by KQ777
Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA's Brand New Cedar Class
Replies: 19
Views: 4995

RE: MEA's Brand New Cedar Class

Wow! That is so great. I saw a <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> A330 at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> when I was boarding a Virgin flight to NY, and while I had never lilke the c/s in photos, in looked GREAT in person. Is <acro...

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by KQ777
Mon Sep 29, 2003 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ AKL-LHR Via Hong Kong "next Year"
Replies: 24
Views: 6726

RE: Air NZ AKL-LHR Via Hong Kong "next Year"

Doesn't Air NZ already fly to London?

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by KQ777
Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do/Can Multi-national Airlines Exist?
Replies: 15
Views: 4415

RE: Do/Can Multi-national Airlines Exist?

Gulf Air is the joint flag carrier of the UAE, Bahrain, and Oman.

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by KQ777
Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Americans Allowed To Go To Cuba?
Replies: 39
Views: 8350

RE: Are Americans Allowed To Go To Cuba?

Although Americans can travel on the special visas listed above, most tourists do not have these visas and travel via a third country, usually Canada or Mexico. However, traveling via another country without a US-issued visa is still illegal for US citizens, and moreover, you <acronym title="Guangzh...

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by KQ777
Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Pacific 737-800s
Replies: 4
Views: 2457

Air Pacific 737-800s

Has anyone flown on one of <acronym title="Air Pacific (Fiji)">FJ</acronym>'s 737-800s? If so, do you know if they have installed PTVs in the Tabua (biz) Class along with the winglets? It says they have on their website, but I am wondering if that is an error. Also, it looks like the Tabua Class sea...

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by KQ777
Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AQ 73G W/ Winglets: Did I Miss Something?
Replies: 11
Views: 3068

RE: AQ 73G W/ Winglets: Did I Miss Something?

How on earth can a 737-800, winglets or not, reach Vancouver from Tahiti?!! That's like a 10-12 hour flight!! Wow, those winglets must really add some range!!

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