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by LastBaron
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Simulation
Replies: 25
Views: 7616

RE: Airline Simulation

<b>ANstar</b>, you are - simply put - way off base! Airlinesimulation/Efzed does <i>not</i> have a monopoly on the market. There are several other games available, which you would know if you had scrolled up in this very thread or looked around in the rest of this topic area. Of those games that do ...

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by LastBaron
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Expansion - Huge
Replies: 69
Views: 11479

RE: Song Expansion - Huge

"Reliable sources" also said the Titanic was unsinkable.

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by LastBaron
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane's Toilet Ice Crashes Garden Party
Replies: 19
Views: 8806

RE: Airplane's Toilet Ice Crashes Garden Party

Actaully, there is one of these stories in the press about once a year at least. And strangely, always Boeing aircraft, it would seem....hmmmm.... just could be an indication that those planes really do know what they're made of/full of!?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/...

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by LastBaron
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9/11 Pentangon Attack Question.
Replies: 42
Views: 10569

RE: 9/11 Pentangon Attack Question.

I would agree that <i>ebaum's world </i>does not merit too much serious thought (especially not when he starts the video with a voice-over of Hitler), but if an administration can lead the world around by its nose in a quest for non-existent WMDs in Iraq, why can't the very valid questions posed in ...

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by LastBaron
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Rigorous Security You've Experienced?
Replies: 37
Views: 4720

RE: Most Rigorous Security You've Experienced?

Last week in, of all places, <acronym title="Burlington - International (BTV / KBTV), USA - Vermont">BTV</acronym>! I went to check in and noticed an orange dot pasted on the bottom of my <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> boarding pass. I asked and was told that the computer had ra...

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by LastBaron
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Business Class - Appalling
Replies: 178
Views: 12542

RE: AA Business Class - Appalling

Wow - what a thread! So many opinions and almost all of them valid - especially this one: <i><b>Ansett It comes down to one thing. We in America are content to put up with crappy service on flights as long as we can get em cheap and get <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> points in the bar...

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by LastBaron
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Simulation
Replies: 25
Views: 7616

RE: Airline Simulation

Very interesting points, all. While I have been a staunch defender of Efzed, it would seem that lately things have been getting more and more out of hand over there - who knows why. However, <b>ANstar</b>'s comment above - "If you don't have the resource, then hire it!" - is arrogant and entirely un...

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by LastBaron
Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Selling A $150 Million Plane For $80mil?
Replies: 122
Views: 10790

RE: Airbus, Selling A $150 Million Plane For $80mil?

Interesting to see the polarization in this debate. Almost always U.S. posters favor Boeing no matter what evidence is presented and what points are made(I am an exception there, as I have been around long enough to know that Boeing does <i>not</I> make better or worse aircraft than Airbus), while E...

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by LastBaron
Mon Sep 06, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena's Demise
Replies: 34
Views: 3127

RE: Sabena's Demise

AerLingus seems to be in a similar state these days - their fares are so low during what is usually "high season," it was astounding to see the ability to book <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Dublin...

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by LastBaron
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying 21 Hours On United....am I Insane?
Replies: 22
Views: 6645

RE: Flying 21 Hours On United....am I Insane?

Flew <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> on December 31 with a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 777 and it was very good! The <...

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by LastBaron
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For Those Who Like Russian/Soviet Aircraft...
Replies: 4
Views: 4168

RE: For Those Who Like Russian/Soviet Aircraft...

I would like to fly in a TU-204-120 sometime. Are there any western carriers other than Air Cairo (if they still exist) using them?

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by LastBaron
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1947 Air Travel - Really For The "well-off" Only?
Replies: 22
Views: 8974

RE: 1947 Air Travel - Really For The "well-off" Only?

Not aware of what salaries were like in 1947, but in 1956, my father made $15,000 as an engineer for Federal Industries in Detroit. That was enough to pay the mortgage on a nice home, keep us in 2 cars (1 used, 1 new), have a full-time housekeeper, and also have a "summer home" in upstate Michigan. ...

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by LastBaron
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare Passenger Aircraft Still Flying
Replies: 48
Views: 9491

RE: Rare Passenger Aircraft Still Flying

So far most of the "rare birds" described here have not bee n that rare at all, with the exception of the Connie, BAC 1-11, and the Caravelle. Does anyone know if any of the following are still aloft in passenger (or freight) service anywhere? - Convair 880 Convair 990 Coronado DC-7 L-1011-100

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by LastBaron
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sabena's Demise
Replies: 34
Views: 3127

RE: Sabena's Demise

SN made good profits in the 1950s and 1960s. Back in "the day," <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym> was a world-class act. By the 1980s, <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym> had become a behemoth so large, it was in many ways a liability for the Belgian government, which must ha...

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by LastBaron
Mon Sep 06, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Simulation
Replies: 25
Views: 7616

RE: Airline Simulation

I have been playing Airline OnLine from Game 1 and have become friends with the company's founder. A run of bad luck and various problems out of their control has plagued them from the start of the current game, No. 5, the first in their tournament. For the tiny company they are and with the very li...

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by LastBaron
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Management Games?
Replies: 21
Views: 33691

RE: Airline Management Games?

Airline Online is really the only one out there. We have been hearing about Innocuous Fox's supposed game now for months and while I wish him well, he doesn't have a real product to sell, just a beefed-up set of ideas and screenshots, actually, which means zip in the real world. Show us a release th...

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by LastBaron
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airport Viewing Terraces
Replies: 23
Views: 6679

RE: Airport Viewing Terraces

Hey, ILS Approach - you could do this before 9/11 and still can at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>. Off the GW Parkway just north of the airport is a turn-off for Gravelly Point, a little park/boat ramp which is at the end of <acronym t...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: They Forgot To Cater The Aircraft!
Replies: 27
Views: 5612

RE: They Forgot To Cater The Aircraft!

<b>Flyguyclt</b> - amazed you are not with US considering your "handle"... open mouth, insert shoe store! My apologies. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is not in my top three "most hateds." Actually I have had decent flights on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acr...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: They Forgot To Cater The Aircraft!
Replies: 27
Views: 5612

RE: They Forgot To Cater The Aircraft!

<i>"I'm sure others will disagree, but I think <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> answers that question."</i> <p>Emmett got it right - hole in one! ROFLMAO!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud"><p>Legacy carriers in the U.S. suck! Plain and simp...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Complain About.....?
Replies: 33
Views: 4951

RE: Why Do People Complain About.....?

<b>Leskova</B>, when I moved to Switzerland from the U.S. in 1982 for what turned out to be 5 years (2.5 were planned), I sent much of what I would need and could use ahead by mail. It all actually arrived (I was surprised too!). Items that required 220V I bought in Switzerland or went and retrieved...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?
Replies: 205
Views: 25008

RE: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?

Actually, Happy Holidays to all! I'll be flying the dreaded <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> from <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym> to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Complain About.....?
Replies: 33
Views: 4951

RE: Why Do People Complain About.....?

<i>I now feel guilty. Since I just blasted you on another thread for your post.</i><p><b>Flyguyclt</b>, no guilt needed! I gave you back as good as you gave me in there ...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"><p>Basically, I use this forum to "let loose," ju...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?
Replies: 205
Views: 25008

RE: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?

<b>Flyguyclt</b>, you disappoint me. I just posted such a nice response to you on another thread where your answers were so much more befitting your <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> position, especially in regards to what you said about children kicking the seat in front of them. ...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Complain About.....?
Replies: 33
Views: 4951

RE: Why Do People Complain About.....?

<i>Madam, please your child is kicking the man's seat. Everyone is entitled to a sane flight!</i><p><b>Flyguyclt,</b> i wish you were on some of the flights I have been on. This has happened to me numerous times and no one onboard would do anything about it. It wasn't my seat (I usually turn around ...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To The Wrong Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 19514

RE: Flying To The Wrong Airport

In 1980 I was on an F-27 flight aboard <acronym title="Sabena (Belgium)">SN</acronym> from <acronym title="Brussels - National (Zaventem) / Melsbroek (BRU / EBBR / EBMB), Belgium">BRU</acronym>-<acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym>, a...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?
Replies: 205
Views: 25008

RE: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?

If <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> flew domestic U.S. routes, they would soon become mediocre or worse, too.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> <p>Of the mediocre, I find <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> to be consiste...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?
Replies: 205
Views: 25008

RE: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?

<i>Not a fair topic. In my three decades of flying (with roughly 25-30 flights per year in the past 14 years), I never came across a nasty F/A.</i><p>Vimanav, you obviously don't fly U.S. carriers much. The <i> vast majority</i> of FAs here (<b>Piedmontgirl</b> excepted) range from indifferent to do...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus On 7E7 Launch : "No Response Is Needed"
Replies: 84
Views: 12810

RE: Airbus On 7E7 Launch : "No Response Is Needed"

Sorry to disappoint you, Zak. My mention of Mensa was a direct response to previous posters attacks on my intelligence. Have to use what I can to counter such silly notions. Echt, tut mir leid. <p>Also, Flyertalk's forums arew no worse than these are here and much less encumbered my the many low-cla...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Economy Class? Good Or Bad?
Replies: 21
Views: 4168

RE: LH Economy Class? Good Or Bad?

<b>Leskova</b> is right on the PTVs and the long discussion that will ensue. Buy a book and be happy. I personally (being only 1.81 M) still like <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>. Their service is just fine, the food is good (actually quite good) and they run on time more frequently...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's IAD Hub Transformation Begins?
Replies: 25
Views: 4915

RE: UA's IAD Hub Transformation Begins?

<i>Keep your eyes open for an announcement from Crystal City, after the first of the year. Something BIG is about to happen, mark my words.</i> <p>Can hardly wait! Will they come clean and finally announce the have to suspend all service, that they are going belly-up as long predicted? Or will it be...

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by LastBaron
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?
Replies: 205
Views: 25008

RE: Most Unfriendly Cabin Crews?

<b>IndustrialPate</b> wrote: <i>LHR001, You get what you pay for. Air transportation within the USA has become mainstream. LCC fly to places people want to go to and have grown extensively within the past several years, forcing network carriers to match their prices. </i><p><b>Industrialpate,</b> wh...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus On 7E7 Launch : "No Response Is Needed"
Replies: 84
Views: 12810

RE: Airbus On 7E7 Launch : "No Response Is Needed"

Neil, <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>, Concordeboy and other <i>darlings!</i> Loved your slurs on my intelligence. Considering that I am a member of Mensa and can probably outthink you in my dreams (and in 4 languages fluently no less), hate to disappoint you re my "brightness." As for...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite City To Fly Into Or Out Of
Replies: 66
Views: 8550

RE: Favorite City To Fly Into Or Out Of

BTV in the U.S. - great scenery, easy airport.
NCE in Europe. Stunning!

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info On This Airline Please!
Replies: 11
Views: 4093

RE: Info On This Airline Please!

From their information, they serve mainly Congo domestic routes. Internationally, you are lucky to be near one of <i>two</i> airports the serve: <li>Kinshasa </li> <li>Lubumbashi </li> <li>Mbuji-Mayi </li> <li>Kisangani </li> <li>Isiro </li> <li>Goma </li> <li>Kindu </li> <li>Kananga </li> <li>Kalem...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Tupolev Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3216

RE: Two Tupolev Questions

<i>Did Aeroflot have regular pax service to the US at all?</i><p>Having had the dubious pleasure of flying an ancient <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-62M from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> to <acronym title="Sha...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier And JetBlue Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4996

RE: Frontier And JetBlue Merger

Good points, Mike S. As for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s furloughed employees, as we do not have any true employee protection here under the law (we are by and large an "at will" work country, meaning we can be fired for no good reason at all and are not even entitled to any...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Luggage Searches - Guidelines?
Replies: 22
Views: 7221

RE: TSA Luggage Searches - Guidelines?

<i>There are terrorists in this world who would kill every man, woman and child in America if they could, they are out to destroy the US. <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> searches of passengers and baggage for weapons and bombs is one small price to pay. </i> Yo...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Walmart Had An Airline.....
Replies: 149
Views: 19202

RE: If Walmart Had An Airline.....

<i>They would have cashiers as flight attendants. They would have shopping carts as catering carts.</i><p>Look back to PeoplExpress... they actually did that - the "CSMs" as their FAs were called <i>sold you your ticket on board from a little cart the pushed ahead of them as a "mobile collection sta...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Luggage Searches - Guidelines?
Replies: 22
Views: 7221

RE: TSA Luggage Searches - Guidelines?

Longhaul, I fly every other day just about (for work), so it may be me there next time. It'll be my pleasure to make sure you miss your next flight, don't worry  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> Oh, and BTW, the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / R...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier And JetBlue Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4996

RE: Frontier And JetBlue Merger

COIHA, how did you become so insightful? Many here are professionals, many are (like me) avid aviation enthusiasts. Some of us are "road warrior" frequent fliers (like me) while others are "armchair CEOs." All of us are gossips. A lot of what you read on <i>every</i> thread here is utter tripe and h...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier And JetBlue Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4996

RE: Frontier And JetBlue Merger

Well spoken, Aloha. I also own shares in <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> (as of yesterday's Sharebuilder report, make that 2.39 shares! Whoopee!) and would hate to see them "swallowed" in a merger. <p>For the merger-obsessed, why not look at something more fun like <acronym tit...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question On Foreign Regs?
Replies: 10
Views: 2582

RE: Question On Foreign Regs?

Could wet leasing/leasing provider's nationality have anything to do with this?

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Luggage Searches - Guidelines?
Replies: 22
Views: 7221

RE: TSA Luggage Searches - Guidelines?

Distinction needed here - carry-ons are the ones they will search by hand if the dolt at the X-ray machine cannot figure out what your hairspray and other canisters are. The checked bagges in NEVER searched in front of passengers, but always somehwere out of sight, hence the need to put the plastic ...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&E's New TV Series 'Airline'
Replies: 23
Views: 4501

RE: A&E's New TV Series 'Airline'

<i>"I think they picked Soutwest because the UK show on which this US version is based (also called "Airline") focused on cheap 'n cheerful airlines (at first Britannia, then Easyjet), because of the higher proportion of sad cases likely to travel on them - first time flyers who forget their passpor...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Luggage Searches - Guidelines?
Replies: 22
Views: 7221

RE: TSA Luggage Searches - Guidelines?

Yes, very recently on a flight from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Tampa - International (TPA / KTPA), USA - Florida">TPA</acronym>. Same exact experience. Got the back off the belt with the little ta...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Airline Callsign?
Replies: 112
Views: 14974

RE: Your Favorite Airline Callsign?

Interesting question re Continental - my reference/source lists Continental Express as Jetlink, and Continental Micronesia as Air Mike, but fails to mention parent <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>!? <a href="http://www2.thny.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A698231" target=_blank>http://ww...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus On 7E7 Launch : "No Response Is Needed"
Replies: 84
Views: 12810

RE: Airbus On 7E7 Launch : "No Response Is Needed"

Bla bla bla as usual. The narrow American national egocentric viewpoint lives. Airbus is a consortium, a true miracle of engineering, cross-boundary planning and cooperation. Every Airbus aircraft is a true miracle of cross-cultural planning and execution of some very amazing assembly techniques. Bo...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Airline Callsign?
Replies: 112
Views: 14974

RE: Your Favorite Airline Callsign?

PilotNTrng: ASA's "Candler" probably harkens back to its Atlanta roots and Atlanta's ties to Coca-Cola. Asa Griggs Candler purchased Coca-Cola from Dr. John Pemberton in 1888 and turned the medicinal drink into a national hit by 1900. He did not invent or develop Coke, but he did perfect a method of...

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by LastBaron
Sun Dec 21, 2003 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier And JetBlue Merger
Replies: 30
Views: 4996

RE: Frontier And JetBlue Merger

Hey, maybe they would make the critters blue and keep them... who knows? Anyway, I don't think there is any possibility of JetBlue merging with Frontier at this time. <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>'s stock split recently, things are doing well. <acronym title="Frontier Airlines ...

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by LastBaron
Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 Cockpit First Pic
Replies: 43
Views: 31774

RE: The A380 Cockpit First Pic

<i>"This is willing first flight in 2005 and goes on the Paris Air Show and which one will be deliveries in 2006. This is exactly still I know alot about of A380 aircraft and you probably will see it in the future and I'm looking forward to see."</i> What language are you writing in? I can't figure ...

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