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by FlyPIJets
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't WN ever operate the 737-400?
Replies: 39
Views: 6514

Re: Why did WN never operate any 737-400?

This. Introducing the 800 required a whole new negotiation with the union, if memory serves. Perhaps the $$ advantages of the 400 over the 300 were not as evident as they are on the 800 vs the 700. This is the correct answer as far as I remember. Until LGA, WN felt they didn't need a +150 seater. W...

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by FlyPIJets
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Aircraft Familiarization: Boeing 757-200 (Video)
Replies: 10
Views: 3158

Re: United Airlines Aircraft Familiarization: Boeing 757-200 (Video)

12F seats, wow! I think the 757 was thought of as a 727 replacement and UA may have matched F to the 727. Also, I think upgrading to F wasn't a thing back then. You bought a ticket and that is where you sat. Could be wrong about that, though. What surprised me was that United took until 1989 to tak...

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by FlyPIJets
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Aircraft Familiarization: Boeing 757-200 (Video)
Replies: 10
Views: 3158

United Airlines Aircraft Familiarization: Boeing 757-200 (Video)

https://youtu.be/eqkRBiJm4eE


That's a blast from the past that a.netters should enjoy. FYI, it is not my YouTube post. How much of the cabin has changed and how much it the same?
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https://youtu.be/eqkRBiJm4eE


That's a blast from the past that a.netters should enjoy. FYI, it is not my YouTube post. How much of the cabin has changed and how much it the same?

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by FlyPIJets
Fri May 26, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1
Replies: 442
Views: 51720

Re: What's Going On At RDU - Part 1

DL may jump on this as they've been growing out of Vegas at a similar rate as RDU.


Didn't DL fly this and drop the route?

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by FlyPIJets
Wed May 24, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15471

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

I believe that Southern Airways Flight 242, a DC-9 that crashed in a severe thunderstorm in the 1970's changed the way severe thunderstorms are reported in via air traffic control. The FAA adopted a standard (1-6 range) severity scale for thunderstorms reporting, improved AIRMET and SIGMET reporting...

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by FlyPIJets
Tue May 23, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination
Replies: 35
Views: 6749

Re: PAX Accuse WN of Homophobic Discrimination

Being pedantic with the rules for no reason in one case could be discrimination since it is up to the gate agent to enforce it. If this story had been a kid in a military uniform and his family I have a strong intuition that a lot of you people would sure have a different attitude about the situati...

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by FlyPIJets
Mon May 22, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would AA have succeeded at RDU but for BNA
Replies: 14
Views: 3014

Re: Would AA have succeeded at RDU but for BNA

No RDU would not be a hub today. I not entirely convinced it was needed back then, even with the hypothetically lack of BNA. With the demise of EA and AA moving into MIA, all AA of the 90's needed was a presence in NYC and MIA and the east coast north /south is pretty well covered. If you are a nort...

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by FlyPIJets
Fri May 19, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

Hampton Roads - Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News - is a metroplex of about 1.6 million people with two airports, PHF and ORF



Edit: oops senior moment.

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by FlyPIJets
Fri May 19, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Small cities (less than 750.000 people) with 2 or more airports
Replies: 83
Views: 8476

Re: Small cities with 2 or more airports

The Hampton Roads area of Virginia - it is a metroplex type area has a population of 1.6 million and two airports - ORF and PHF

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by FlyPIJets
Sat May 13, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating
Replies: 27
Views: 5210

Re: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating

Shows the rear air-stairs better. Yes! my father took this pic in Atlanta October 1973 .. it has a great view of the rear stairs .. looks like the door opens and the stairs fall down https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1528615_10203175319368437_613275735731891430_n.jpg?oh=b0a25e3ab29f77...

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by FlyPIJets
Sat May 13, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating
Replies: 27
Views: 5210

Re: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating

Though, PI also had the table lounge installed on the very earliest 737s. ... PI 737's were all one class. In 1976 my family flew Atlanta-Kinston-Norfolk-Washington Dulles ..... we sat in the first two rows with the table in between .... row 1 faced backwards https://scontent.fash1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/...

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by FlyPIJets
Sat May 13, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating
Replies: 27
Views: 5210

Re: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating

While the extra width was nice it came at the expense of legroom. If I remember correctly, Piedmont's configuration was 94 seats in a 3/2 arrangement and Frontier's was 97 seats in a 3/3 arrangement. Could be. IIRC PI had no forward galley and pretty small one in back. That could make up for some r...

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by FlyPIJets
Fri May 12, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating
Replies: 27
Views: 5210

Piedmont 737 - 3-2 seating

Happy Friday! From time to time the subject of Boeing delivering early 737's with a 3-2 seating gets posted here. It was an early option. I found this video with an very good interior shot showing Piedmont's earliest 737 with the 3-2 seating. Look at all that room, not what you see from a 737 today ...

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by FlyPIJets
Wed May 03, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to increase 737 capacity
Replies: 261
Views: 33304

Re: AA to increase 737 capacity

so now AA's 738s will have about the same seating and WN's. WN doesn't use space for first class, no baggage fee, no change fee. I like flying all the airlines, but, I'll always check with Southwest.

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by FlyPIJets
Tue May 02, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which airports in the US operate 24h?
Replies: 46
Views: 11700

Re: Which airports in the US operate 24h?

Aren't most (all?) airports open 24 hrs a day?

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest DL MD-88 route?
Replies: 33
Views: 9971

Re: Longest DL MD-88 route?

on a different note - AGS to ATL at 143 miles has got to be one of the shorter routes. :)

though I guess CHA - ATL is even shorter and that sees the MD-88 :D

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by FlyPIJets
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: March 28 - AA 173 RDU-DFW MD80 Returns to RDU
Replies: 0
Views: 449

March 28 - AA 173 RDU-DFW MD80 Returns to RDU

Apparently AA 173 RDU-DFW returned to RDU with an emergency. Firefighters were on board. I'm sure this sort of thing is someone routine or common, but, since I had a friend on board... anyone know what happened?

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last scheduled passenger flights in the USA by plane type
Replies: 48
Views: 8868

Re: Last scheduled passenger flights in the USA by plane type

I think American Trans Air was the US based scheduled carrier to last fly the L-1011, however, I'm not sure that L-1011 was used on scheduled service. I guessing that last scheduled L-1011 service by a US carrier was with Delta.

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by FlyPIJets
Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How hard is it to land at LGA?
Replies: 34
Views: 10099

Re: How hard is it to land at LGA?

delta747tlv wrote:
2 Runways

04/22 and 13/31 - each 7k ft long




regretting being pedantic, but, that is actually 4 runways. two strips but four runways.


This thread made me wonder if there are any commercially served airports that have only non-precision approaches. Or airports that must use an LDA approach.

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by FlyPIJets
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How hard is it to land at LGA?
Replies: 34
Views: 10099

Re: How hard is it to land at LGA?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf1fVdw6NCk

chart explaining the procedure

http://flightaware.com/resources/airpor ... RWY+31/pdf

If these things were super difficult, pilots wouldn't be able to do them. :D :lol:
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LGA Expressway Visual - fun to watch, easy to understand

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf1fVdw6NCk

chart explaining the procedure

http://flightaware.com/resources/airpor ... RWY+31/pdf

If these things were super difficult, pilots wouldn't be able to do them. :D :lol:

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by FlyPIJets
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Considers Code Share and Interline
Replies: 44
Views: 6263

Re: Southwest Considers Code Share and Interline

In an internal memo



Seriously, who writes memos anymore? Especially of this type. I might expect the perfunctory EEOC or dress code emails to all hands, but, this type of communication, no. Makes the whole thing seem suspect.

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by FlyPIJets
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...
Replies: 39
Views: 7322

Re: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...

In the U.S. only trained service animals require accommodation. Emotional support animals do not. Even the Air Carrier Access Act does not directly require the accommodation of emotional support animals. I suspect most airlines accommodate an emotional support animal because they don't want to fight...

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 32684

Re: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016

First post so be kind, As someone who has soon multiple system failures (has over 20 years in an Airline IT systems including system architecture ), experienced power outages, issues with data systems, and entire system cut overs that took months to recover from, I cannot begin to understand what o...

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by FlyPIJets
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And Future Big Twin Usage (A350-1000, 777X, etc)
Replies: 53
Views: 7085

Re: AA And Future Big Twin Usage (A350-1000, 777X, etc)

Not sure AA will go with a "true" Premium Economy like we see on some European and Asian carriers as it would impact Business Class corporate sales. AA does have Main Cabin Extra with more legroom and wider seats to accommodate Advantage members and more price-conscious flyers looking for...

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by FlyPIJets
Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 first class, Frankfurt to Vancouver
Replies: 5
Views: 5489

Re: Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 first class, Frankfurt to Vancouver

Very nice. LH has done a nice job with First Class on the 747-400. I should think many would rather fly in 1st on the 747-400 than on the 747-8i or even the A380.

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by FlyPIJets
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Upper Deck A380! Lufthansa Business Class Frankfurt to San Francisco
Replies: 11
Views: 18235

Re: Upper Deck A380! Lufthansa Business Class Frankfurt to San Francisco

I want to echo what others are indicating, thank you for your video reports. You really do set a high standard for others. Sorry you don't get to post more, but, I am guessing that can be quite a chore.

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by FlyPIJets
Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: some weird routes need to be explained
Replies: 41
Views: 8908

Re: some weird routes need to be explained

usflyer123 wrote:
first of all: LAX-RAR, i know NZ flies 777 on this route and my question is why?! is this a tourist attraction?buiness?


There might be considerable cargo on this route as well as what others have mentioned.

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by FlyPIJets
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (AA 707, 1966)
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

If that is a commercial flight, that can't be BFI. I'm pretty sure AA has never served BFI. Right. Besides, AA didn't even serve Seattle in the 70's. You gentlemen know where Boeing narrow body models are built and then delivered from, right? They were built in Renton not BFI. But you point is made...

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290014

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Man no help text for airline and airport codes is a big miss. I'd find a way to add that back in. Wow, that better be a bug issue, because if they forgot that feature or decided to get rid of it, it shows you what this "improvement" is really about. Oops sorry they are still there, just t...

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines - Reno Air merger!
Replies: 8
Views: 3375

Re: RE: American Airlines - Reno Air merger!

I really like and respect AA, but after what I saw them do to Air Cal I kind of hope they don't get Reno Air. Reno Air has a great reputation and I'm afraid American would get tired of the west coast dog fight and pull the plug... I predict they will do exactly what they did to Air Cal - sorry. May...

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290014

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Man no help text for airline and airport codes is a big miss. I'd find a way to add that back in.

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (AA 707, 1966)
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

If that is a commercial flight, that can't be BFI. I'm pretty sure AA has never served BFI.

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Site.
Replies: 453
Views: 33228

Re: New Site.

Ah I get the change. It works very well on a mobile device. Not hard to get use to mobile. Non mobile version is a little hard to read. Way hard to read.

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290014

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The photo search function has lost a lot of usability. Cant search by location, can't search by year of photo, can't search by aircraft type. Can't search by airline. That is awful. I mean if you have a site that curates aircraft photos, accessing those photo is something you should be good at. Cli...

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290014

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Tried to update my email - email link back returned "The server returned a "500 Internal Server Error". "

Forums dropdown menu has no link to "site related" forum.

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2547
Views: 290014

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The photo search function has lost a lot of usability. Cant search by location, can't search by year of photo, can't search by aircraft type. Can't search by airline. That is awful. I mean if you have a site that curates aircraft photos, accessing those photo is something you should be good at.

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by FlyPIJets
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2016:UA+LGARDU,DL Trims SEA
Replies: 113
Views: 16507

RE: OAG Changes 6/17/2016:UA+LGARDU,DL Trims SEA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kbmiflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">kbmiflyer</a> (<a href="#98" class="quote">Reply 98</a>):<br/><i>On the flip side, Reno's economy is pr...

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by FlyPIJets
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2016:UA+LGARDU,DL Trims SEA
Replies: 113
Views: 16507

RE: OAG Changes 6/17/2016:UA+LGARDU,DL Trims SEA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kbmiflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">kbmiflyer</a> (<a href="#95" class="quote">Reply 95</a>):<br/><i>Interesting that they are dropping fli...

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by FlyPIJets
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 6/17/2016:UA+LGARDU,DL Trims SEA
Replies: 113
Views: 16507

RE: OAG Changes 6/17/2016:UA+LGARDU,DL Trims SEA

Well, this has been an entertaining read. With the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (Metropolitan) (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> <acronym title="New York - La Gua...

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by FlyPIJets
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Governors Flying These Days?
Replies: 50
Views: 14790

RE: What Are Governors Flying These Days?

I'm pretty sure North Carolina's governor can fly on a Citation Bravo or a King Air B200 Though it seems like he should have a Wright Flyer and a Honda Jet.  <img border=0 src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><br/><br/>...

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by FlyPIJets
Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX: Longest Narrowbody/Shortest Widebody Routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 6735

RE: LAX: Longest Narrowbody/Shortest Widebody Rout

AA flies 763 on <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> - but that is slightly longer then <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR),...

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by FlyPIJets
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Factory Tours? Big NO-NO At Gulfstream
Replies: 45
Views: 16855

RE: Boeing Factory Tours? Big NO-NO At Gulfstream

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/g500" class="quote" target="_blank">g500</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Does Boeing still allow tours of their Boei...

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by FlyPIJets
Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015
Replies: 202
Views: 41747

RE: Boeing MAX Roll-out: Dec 8th 2015

I notice Boeing didn't spring for the airstairs on the first one.  

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by FlyPIJets
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-650, 3 Years On, 150 Sold, And Selling Strong
Replies: 22
Views: 6763

RE: G-650, 3 Years On, 150 Sold, And Selling Strong

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B747400ERF" class="quote" target="_blank">B747400ERF</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>People that have that kind of money to...

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by FlyPIJets
Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-650, 3 Years On, 150 Sold, And Selling Strong
Replies: 22
Views: 6763

RE: G-650, 3 Years On, 150 Sold, And Selling Strong

I think I read recently that it is sold out through 2017 (or into 2017) and they list for, what, $60 million each. Impressive effort by Gulfstream and hopefully a good sign for the economy. (I don't know how many that they produce each year) I was watching some Youtube vids featuring the G650. That ...

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by FlyPIJets
Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing 747-8 Orders?
Replies: 43
Views: 18841

RE: New Boeing 747-8 Orders?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/b767" class="quote" target="_blank">b767</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>Could both manufactors be so wrong??</i></font><...

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by FlyPIJets
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did AA Fly SEA-NRT?
Replies: 29
Views: 5029

RE: Why Did AA Fly SEA-NRT?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/717atOGG" class="quote" target="_blank">717atOGG</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Was it like the <acronym title="Ral...

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by FlyPIJets
Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Website Down
Replies: 35
Views: 5423

RE: WN Website Down

It is amazing how much goodwill SWA has with the flying public and press (me included) . If this had happened to any other big airline there would be at least 3,4,5 a.net threads not to mention non-stop coverage from CNN.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/...

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by FlyPIJets
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Website Down
Replies: 35
Views: 5423

RE: WN Website Down

Wow, more pictures from <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> <a href="http://twitter.com/darinbaad33/status/653342831751229441" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/darinbaad33/status/653342831751229441</a> And from LAX <a href="https://twitter.c...

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by FlyPIJets
Sun Oct 11, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Website Down
Replies: 35
Views: 5423

RE: WN Website Down

check out this pic. Lines are crazy long at LAS

https://twitter.com/jwmarti/status/653298435081170944

[Edited 2015-10-11 14:07:34]

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