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by panair
Tue May 14, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Fleet Repaint Thread
Replies: 834
Views: 189650

Re: Alaska Airlines repaints Airbus fleet

Alaska desperately needs to rebrand!!!!!

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by panair
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heck, Delta is having it bad
Replies: 354
Views: 47902

Re: Heck, ATL is having it bad.

Bad? Awful. Here is a latest blog surrounding April 8: [i]We are still stuck in Atlanta. After being delayed all day yesterday flying from cancun. It is their calling system. We were told that the pilots, flight attendants maintenance etc people were supposed to call a line to find out where they ar...

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by panair
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Amongst Least Respected Brands In USA?
Replies: 173
Views: 20032

RE: DL Amongst Least Respected Brands In USA?

I suspect some dirty tricks as American Airlines joins Pan American World Airways, Trans World Airlines, Eastern Airlines, Braniff (International) Airways...that list.

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by panair
Sun May 27, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Liveries
Replies: 27
Views: 14786

RE: Virgin Atlantic Liveries

I appreciate all of this livery talk - thank you!

Among my favorite liveries: Royal Jordanian and Royal Brunei.

Of course, the parent of the modern livery, Alitalia, still wears well.

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by panair
Sat May 26, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Liveries
Replies: 27
Views: 14786

Virgin Atlantic Liveries

At Heathrow this week, I saw three different Virgin Atlantic liveries - two were similar - the red tail, one with blue lining, one without. But the surprise were two deep red tails - not the Stanford cardinal but Harvard Crimson!
What is going on?

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by panair
Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City
Replies: 3
Views: 1792

Cherry Capital Airport - Traverse City

The photographs today brought a question to my mind. Is the name 'Cherry Capital' a reference to a region known for cherries? If so, isn't the spelling capitol? Doesn't capital either a financial or an architecural noun? The dictionaries and thesaurus leave me confused.

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by panair
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Big News On The Future Of Airliners.net
Replies: 353
Views: 40880

RE: Big News On The Future Of Airliners.net

Congratulations...we look forward to watching!

Gratefully,

Panair (an American who grew up flying Panair do Brasil DC-3's, and Pan American World Airways DC-4's - as a pax!)

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by panair
Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MaxJet And EOS
Replies: 35
Views: 6481

MaxJet And EOS

This morning at Stansted, before flying to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> on MaxJet, I spoke with a pleasant and professional EOS capitain. The models are quite different. I'd like to know how these business plans are playing out...is one...

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by panair
Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Check-in -- SQ
Replies: 78
Views: 12311

RE: Denied Check-in -- SQ

I chair a Foundation and we often purchase tickets for students, etc., for whom we are funding travel. The reservation is in their name. We use our Foundation credit card. The recipient never has that card number. Does this rule not apply to such purchases? (I apologize if this has been covered; I'v...

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by panair
Sun May 21, 2006 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Delta Adopt An All-new Livery?
Replies: 119
Views: 16113

RE: Could Delta Adopt An All-new Livery?

Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 104): thoughts? You should find something more productive to do with your time. Follow your own advice - go bother other blogs - ALITALIA744 - handsome pieces! Got rid of that silly wavy flag. Why don't you try to improve Austria's ugly livery, especially that baby blue -

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by panair
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varig And The Berta Foundation
Replies: 0
Views: 2058

Varig And The Berta Foundation

Does the Berta Foundation still own VARIG shares? A controlling interest. I was told the Foundation has relinquished its holdings...I must have missed something. Thanks for your clarification(s)

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by panair
Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm Serious, This Is The Worst Livery!
Replies: 84
Views: 32382

RE: I'm Serious, This Is The Worst Livery!

SA7700 is right. <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> gets first prize for ugly planes, time after time. There is little difference between the party-color toothpaste green and the vapid blue bellies <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> flies around. But then you should see <ac...

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by panair
Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Best First Class Airlines (Top 10)
Replies: 78
Views: 18437

RE: World's Best First Class Airlines (Top 10)

Anyone know anything about a Lufthansa merger/buyout/whatever of <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym>? (Smile, what Hitler couldn't achieve with his Anschluss, Lufthansa seems to be doing rather well - the Austrians (they think ...

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by panair
Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evac Test Part 2
Replies: 199
Views: 15978

RE: A380 Evac Test Part 2

Question:

If the A380 test had 33 injuries, what percentage was that of the entire population, and how dos that compare with - let's say - the Air France
A340 crash in Canada last year?

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by panair
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport App Due To Turbulance And Wind
Replies: 144
Views: 28181

RE: Worst Airport App Due To Turbulance And Wind

Ever flown into Dutch Harbor (Alaska)?

WWII side of mountain, very short runway, takeoff into mountain range?

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by panair
Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue And Airbus
Replies: 15
Views: 3988

Jet Blue And Airbus

I've twice heard now that JetBlue's Airbus acquisitions require no payment from the airline for the first five years. Is this true? Half-true? True for the first five years of the airlines existence? Or true for the first five years of the aircraft flying with JetBlue colors. Finally, who owns the J...

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by panair
Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 700 A380s
Replies: 200
Views: 21564

RE: 700 A380s

I apologize that I've not read everything in this venue surrounding the A380, but todays release from SIA spells unnerving times for Airbus and their gamble: Singapore Airlines Furious at A380 Delay BERLIN, Aug. 7--Singapore Airlines chief Chew Choon Seng is furious with Airbus over a delay in deliv...

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by panair
Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Terrible Looking Plane
Replies: 20
Views: 13551

RE: Terrible Looking Plane

I've always thought the current USAir livery is one of the more spectacular in the industry and losing it would be a tragedy. So happy that USAir would be the surviving image, America West (can you imagine that one in the Caribbean or Amsterdam?) I wonder whether the new carrier will easily slip int...

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by panair
Thu May 19, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Airbus In New Colors, Not TED
Replies: 35
Views: 11595

RE: UAL Airbus In New Colors, Not TED

From my perspective - part of my hobby is airline liveries - United hasn't had a competitive airplane since their DC-6 Mainliners. Even that was plain, but classic. It's been all downhill from there - and this latest version lacks luster as well. It would be a shame if the impending merger would rid...

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by panair
Tue May 17, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL World Business Class Is Shocking!
Replies: 22
Views: 10581

RE: KL World Business Class Is Shocking!

KLM ground/flight crew attitude suffers from the Dutch inferiority complex; they use language to build a wall. That wall separates pax from crew. On a recent round-the-worlder, I boarded a Schiphol-Bangkok flight. To accommodate some pass riders, my seat was given away and I was removed to the back ...

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by panair
Thu Dec 25, 2003 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To The Wrong Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 19515

RE: Flying To The Wrong Airport

Delta's inaugural flight into Meridian (Mississippi) flew into a wrong airport with all of the dignitaries on board. It was a DC-3. Must have been in the early fifties.

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by panair
Thu Oct 30, 2003 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Would Like To Know More About The Douglas DC-5
Replies: 6
Views: 8753

I Would Like To Know More About The Douglas DC-5

How many were built? Who flew them? Are there sites with pictures, particularly of the interiors? Were they pressurized?

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by panair
Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Land/takeoff In Thunderstorm?
Replies: 32
Views: 22298

RE: Anyone Land/takeoff In Thunderstorm?

On Delta <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> (think it was a 1011), a yellow light exploded throughout the cabin. St. Elmo's fire. Once...

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by panair
Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Caravelles---details of who ordered what.
Replies: 21
Views: 3885

RE: United Caravelles

Thanks for the history... Only flew Caravelles on Swissair and Thai.

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by panair
Sun Oct 05, 2003 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Caravelles---details of who ordered what.
Replies: 21
Views: 3885

RE: United Caravelles

What was the date of the United-Capital merger?

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by panair
Sun Oct 05, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Caravelles---details of who ordered what.
Replies: 21
Views: 3885

United Caravelles---details of who ordered what.

In the November issue of AIRWAYS, in an article, A Decade of the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> (page 30), there is a comment that United bought 20 Caravelles. I seem to remember that these Caravelles were ordered by Capital Airlines, not United, and United acquired them when they too...

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