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by VSGirl
Sat Feb 25, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters
Replies: 31
Views: 22648

RE: 767 Loses Emergency Slide In Mid-air, 3000 Meters

I can't remember for sure, but in the early 90’s a Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747 series 200 lost a slide over Slough on take off from London Heathrow airport, I remember it being on the News. As far as Air Europa goes a friend who works for them said all of their Boeing 767’s are all serviceabl...

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by VSGirl
Sun Feb 05, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI 767
Replies: 41
Views: 7506

RE: BMI 767

I agree BMi need to stick with the Airbus A330, passengers want to see consistency especially with cabin services, IFE systems etc… If BMi do use the Boeing 767 on the KLAS route I know a number of people who will use <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> out of EGKK...

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by VSGirl
Sun Feb 05, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Of BD/BMI
Replies: 70
Views: 5355

RE: Future Of BD/BMI

I am not quite sure that Virgin Atlantic taking over British Midland will ever happen and I am not sure it would make sense. Virgin Atlantic has always found its major successes on long haul services (I am talking about the UK based airline, not Virgin Blue etc). If we did merge or take over BMi so ...

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by VSGirl
Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Men Prosecuted For Sex On Plane @ AMS
Replies: 52
Views: 26337

RE: Two Men Prosecuted For Sex On Plane @ AMS

I know for sure if that happened (a crew member getting it on with any type of passenger, or another crew member) on the airline I work for the crew member in question would loose their job no questions asked. While these acts are funny if its two (or more) passengers, it’s not funny for crew to do ...

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by VSGirl
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendant School On Tonight 1/26
Replies: 10
Views: 5798

RE: Flight Attendant School On Tonight 1/26

Hi

Needless to say we will get this new show in about six years! lol.

Let us know if the show was/is any good  Smile

Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS A340-600 Visit To GIG On Friday
Replies: 6
Views: 6450

RE: VS A340-600 Visit To GIG On Friday

Hi All, Cunard (who own the QM2 & QE2) carries around 50% American and 50% British passengers. In their winter cruise schedule the ship mainly sails from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades). Flights are normally operated from EGLL, EGKK or EGCC. Cunard reserves many seats on <acronym title="British Ai...

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by VSGirl
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Car Do You Drive?
Replies: 120
Views: 8785

RE: What Kind Of Car Do You Drive?

Hey All, I drive a '55' Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG. My second car (which I am using quite a bit of now I am a Mum) is a '55' plate BMW 535id (God the torque on the BMW is great, it has TWO turbo’s, each used at different speeds!). I raced my neighbor the other day, she was in her new Vw Golf GTi and I...

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by VSGirl
Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RR Powered 777 = One Huge Buzzsaw!
Replies: 77
Views: 14637

RE: RR Powered 777 = One Huge Buzzsaw!

Hi All I find the <acronym title="Precision Air Services (United Rep. of Tanzania)">PW</acronym> or <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> engines on the Boeing 777 series 200 sounds like a lawn mower at full power. I have noticed the same on the Boeing 747 series 400. The <acrony...

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by VSGirl
Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior Color Scheme of TK Airlines
Replies: 110
Views: 16796

Interior Color Scheme of TK Airlines

You know apart from looking a little in your face they don’t look so bad… The two tone leather is quite the range on many cars, so why not in the sky as well? The only thing I don’t like is the pink curtains, they need to go as soon as possible! I am female and I don’t even like pink – YUK! Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Was The Stupidest Movie Ever?
Replies: 104
Views: 4684

RE: What Was The Stupidest Movie Ever?

Pearl Harbor
&
‘Diary of a mad black woman’

I have to agree with ClassicLover, the Airport movies where great  Smile

Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 767-200ER Flight
Replies: 112
Views: 19210

RE: Longest 767-200ER Flight

Did SAS not operate the 300ER series and not the 200ER?

Kimberly

Ps. Just reading the topic title which asks for the 200ER series  Smile

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 767-200ER Flight
Replies: 112
Views: 19210

RE: Longest 767-200ER Flight

Hi I know that Britannia Airways two years ago flew from London Gatwick to Rio de Janeiro. The service was flown by two Boeing 767 series 200's (non stop) and three Airbus A330-200's (the Manchester departure had to make a tech stop in Barbados). Last year Britannia Airways flew from Santiago to Lon...

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable Airline Slogans
Replies: 110
Views: 40370

RE: Memorable Airline Slogans

Hi

I love the following:

Virgin Atlantic, more experience then our name suggests

Not really the same as BA's etc but still funny  Smile

Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maxjet - How's It Doing
Replies: 17
Views: 5302

RE: Maxjet - How's It Doing

Hey MaxJet was on the news last Saturday, on BBC 24. The reporter was saying it was a great idea and passenger loads where high on the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), Un...

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by VSGirl
Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Gets Back 14 Leased Aircraft
Replies: 54
Views: 10625

RE: United Gets Back 14 Leased Aircraft

Thats really good news for UAL, I am so pleased they are getting back on their feet - it just goes to show you cant keep a good airline down for long.

Did they not have some Boeing 744's & Boeing 772's parked up some where?

Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's New Club World Seat
Replies: 35
Views: 13145

RE: BA's New Club World Seat

HiYa <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARIAL,...

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by VSGirl
Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easy Jet - Refueling With PAX On Board
Replies: 51
Views: 19469

RE: Easy Jet - Refueling With PAX On Board

ON quite a few Virgin turn arounds, especially in the morning at EGLL the aircraft are still being refueled while PAX are boarding. This also happens a lot when turning around in KEWR & KJFK. We make an announcement every five minutes reminding passengers not to fasten their seat belts. We also insu...

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by VSGirl
Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's New Club World Seat
Replies: 35
Views: 13145

RE: BA's New Club World Seat

Is this not a world wide policy? On all airlines?

When upgraded on Virgin you are treated like you paid a full J class ticket (onboard the aircraft only, you don’t get limo or club house access).

Fly Smart

Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying LGW-BGI
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

RE: Flying LGW-BGI

As my name suggests I work for Virgin. This flight normally crosses the ‘mid Atlantic’ and it’s very rare for it to cross the eastern seaboard or NATrack system. Sometimes they will take NATracks if there is one that is further south. Routes normally take you over Poole Bay over or towards Lands End...

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by VSGirl
Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's New Club World Seat
Replies: 35
Views: 13145

RE: BA's New Club World Seat

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by VSGirl
Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Crew Doing During Their Rest Period?
Replies: 28
Views: 18334

RE: What Is The Crew Doing During Their Rest Period?

Most long haul aircraft have crew rest areas of some type. Aircraft that have crew rest areas fitted with beds and/or chairs: Airbus A340 Airbus A380 Boeing 747 series 400 & Boeing 777 For example, Virgin Atlantics Airbus A340’s, our aircraft have a special container that secured in place like a nor...

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charter Airlines Worry About 787/A350
Replies: 15
Views: 4499

RE: Charter Airlines Worry About 787/A350

Virgin Atlantic won’t be approached for the A350 or Boeing 787 as it does not fit the company profile right now. In the future who knows? <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> does play an important part in the British charter company market, as in Virgin Holidays, h...

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule
Replies: 18
Views: 4721

RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

Hi Sorry I meant the over head lockers upgrade, too the style of the Boeing 77... I have flown on the upgraded (class wise) <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Boeing 767, I thought they had done a good job of the Club seats, it felt more cozy then the Boeing 77 and Boeing 74. I did have a...

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charter Airlines Worry About 787/A350
Replies: 15
Views: 4499

RE: Charter Airlines Worry About 787/A350

I think this is a very real issue. Airlines such as Britannia (TUI) seem to be holding back from upgrading from their Boeing 767 fleet which is getting a little long in the tooth. Other airlines like Monarch Airlines and MyTravel have the Airbus A330’s in service but Britannia (TUI) seem to be holdi...

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule
Replies: 18
Views: 4721

RE: KLM A330 Delivery Schedule

A friend who is a crew member on KLM said the Airbus A330 made the Boeing 767 embarrassing. I made the point with her that the Boeing 767's are quite old and as far as I know KLM have not upgraded the 76's cabin style? (over head lockers etc to make them look like the Boeing 777's). She said that sh...

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 13, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's New Club World Seat
Replies: 35
Views: 13145

RE: BA's New Club World Seat

A friend who works for British Airways said that the new seat is in the same footing and size as the current one. Meaning one passenger faces forward while the other backwards. She said that it was really more of a heavy upgrade then a total replacement. Main changes are to the privacy, IFE screens ...

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by VSGirl
Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Crew Doing During Their Rest Period?
Replies: 28
Views: 18334

RE: What Is The Crew Doing During Their Rest Period?

It really depends on if it’s a day or night service. It can also depends on where flights are going, for example crew are normally very happy when off to Miami (especially when it’s cold back home). If we are off to Tokyo the crew can sometimes be a little withdrawn. On a day flight we normally have...

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by VSGirl
Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pilots - Who Was Your First Passenger?
Replies: 22
Views: 5008

RE: Pilots - Who Was Your First Passenger?

Gosh this was a few years ago but it was my Dad and Sister.

They where both scared at the time, not sure if it was me, or the aircraft which made it worse! Lol

Kimb.

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by VSGirl
Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seats: Leather Or Fabric?
Replies: 24
Views: 2970

RE: Seats: Leather Or Fabric?

mmm, Well as a female I would have to say I prefer the good old fabric. The leather just gets too sticky for me and unless the leather is very nice looking it looks too shiny and cheap! Now maybe of airlines could ventilate the seats and heat them like in my Merc, then I would prefer the leather &nb...

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by VSGirl
Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eos & Maxjet Flights
Replies: 8
Views: 2996

RE: Eos & Maxjet Flights

Hey My partner has just arrived back from the US after flying MaxJet. He said that the crew where the nicest he had ever met from an American airliner and they almost looked European (I think he means good looking and not over 40 years old). The food was great (better then Continental so he said) bu...

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by VSGirl
Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excel Airways - What's The Deal?
Replies: 22
Views: 6261

RE: Excel Airways - What's The Deal?

One of my best friends work for Excel and he things they are great. From what other people have said Excel are better then airlines like MYT & TCX...

Kimb.

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by VSGirl
Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Halts Ticket Sales
Replies: 12
Views: 4303

RE: BA Halts Ticket Sales

Things like this happens to every airline, atleast they are not going bust like some American airliners!

As long as British Airways sorts the problems out for good then passengers will forgive them.

Kimb.

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by VSGirl
Tue Aug 17, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Choice Airways New 767 Interior Design
Replies: 28
Views: 14125

RE: First Choice Airways New 767 Interior Design

Hey,

That interior looks very nice indeed, its about time a charter airline improved the service...

Kimb

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by VSGirl
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Straight-friendly Airline
Replies: 6
Views: 3204

RE: Most Straight-friendly Airline

Anything in the middle east?

Kimb.

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by VSGirl
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Gay Friendly Airline
Replies: 38
Views: 9293

RE: Most Gay Friendly Airline

I would have to say outside the US (and in the UK) it must be Virgin Atlantic. My sister who is gay works as a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> and she says that she gets treated like any other person, straight, gay or bi. I heard that Air France was not very nice to gay men, but ...

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by VSGirl
Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Order Count
Replies: 87
Views: 10427

RE: A380 Order Count

I am surprised British Airways have not ordered the A380. I wonder if they will do the whole waiting thing like they did with the A320. I mean they operated a few after taking over a British Caledonian order but it was years before they ordered any themselves. When the first B741 was released how ma...

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by VSGirl
Sun Aug 15, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: VS Or BA To The Caribbean?
Replies: 12
Views: 6159

RE: VS Or BA To The Caribbean?

Hello, I would suggest Virgin Atlantic, however I have flown British Airways a number of times to Barbados and twice I have been upgraded from Club to First. I personally think that if your not flying First with <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, then Upper is the better bet, once you ta...

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by VSGirl
Sun Aug 08, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest 757 Series Operator?
Replies: 25
Views: 5758

RE: Largest 757 Series Operator?

Oh I remember the days when BA had loads!

Miss them lots!

Kimb.

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by VSGirl
Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungry L1011?
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

RE: Hungry L1011?

She sure did the super size option though!

Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Thu Jul 29, 2004 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's A300s Next To Retire
Replies: 66
Views: 11304

RE: AA's A300s Next To Retire

I would like to see the A33X in service with American, but I dont think we will see it, though it would make sense. I have flown on the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> A300 a lot (back when it used to fly EGKK - KJFK) and I always moved it, though I must admit a few weeks back...

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by VSGirl
Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Europa - What They Like?
Replies: 2
Views: 2981

RE: Air Europa - What They Like?

Hello, I have flown Air Europa quite a few times, as they used to fly out of my local airport. I have always found their crew to be very friendly indeed and in-flight service to be the same as any other charter airline... Some people would believe they are only a LCC but they still operate a very la...

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by VSGirl
Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MON And FCA To Palma
Replies: 5
Views: 1419

RE: MON And FCA To Palma

Good Morning,

My friend flew on MON5322 and it was a Boeing 757 series 200, so I would have thought that’s a safe bet. I think on your return it could be an Airbus A320 or Boeing 757 but not sure.

Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Boeing 777 (First Class) Advice Pls
Replies: 29
Views: 7933

AA Boeing 777 (First Class) Advice Pls

Good Evening, I am flying from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> next Saturday with American Airlines (B772) in First Class and I was wonderi...

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by VSGirl
Sun May 09, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If UA Purchased US
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

RE: What If UA Purchased US

They would go over drawn at there bank and they would be in trouble lol!

Kimberly.

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by VSGirl
Sun May 09, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Comfort Of Business / First Class
Replies: 8
Views: 4939

RE: The Comfort Of Business / First Class

BA - Very nice First seats, my boy friend is 6ft 6ins and he has no problems. In Club it’s impossible to lay flat if you’re like more then 6ft... But their seat / beds are designed for sitting on – no to sleep flat can be uncomfortable. <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</a...

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by VSGirl
Sun May 09, 2004 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Tune
Replies: 16
Views: 2598

RE: BA Tune

I would e mail there marketing dept, they will love that request.

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by VSGirl
Sun May 09, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines You Dont Fly And Why?
Replies: 79
Views: 8205

RE: Airlines You Dont Fly And Why?

What airlines will I not fly? EasyJet - Sorry I have seen them on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> - no customer service! Air France - I am British (well half Swedish) so I dont like the French too much KLM - I am get to have a flight that I have enjoyed with them NWA - Cant se...

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by VSGirl
Sat May 08, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Flight On A "single-aisle" Aircraft
Replies: 65
Views: 11011

RE: Longest Flight On A "single-aisle" Aircraft

Many many moons ago I flew Air 2000 (Boeing 757) from LGW - MCO with a stop in Maine... YUK!

Kimberly.

[Edited 2004-05-08 10:15:10]

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by VSGirl
Fri May 07, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A-300 Hard Landing At JFK
Replies: 50
Views: 12344

RE: AA A-300 Hard Landing At JFK

I once saw an Airtours Boeing 767 land at EGKK a few years back. She landed very hard indeed and a wheel seemed to come loose. Rubber seemed to fly everywhere and the aircraft looked quite unstable... What surprised me was the Captain brought her to a stand still, on the runway and the fire brigade ...

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by VSGirl
Fri May 07, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Type-Fastest Take Off?
Replies: 66
Views: 21176

RE: Aircraft Type-Fastest Take Off?

I would place my bet on the Boeing 757 or Boeing 767.

I remember as a teen flying on Britannia Airways a lot and they always seemed to rocket off the runway!

Kimberly.

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