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by SkyvanMan
Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident At Mojave Airport
Replies: 6
Views: 4707

RE: Accident At Mojave Airport

Looks like an explosion of a rocket launch site since there was a Scaled Composites truck close by and I saw a truss damaged. There have been 2 deaths reported and four people were injured. They say a tank may have exploded and a sonic boom occurred. I am listening to it right now on ABC 7 news. The...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAXjet In Preliminary Discussions With A & B
Replies: 28
Views: 6569

RE: MAXjet In Preliminary Discussions With A & B

I think they'll go with leases on 767's until they can get 787s.

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by SkyvanMan
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EOS To Operate 767's?
Replies: 5
Views: 2819

RE: EOS To Operate 767's?

Well MaxJet and EOS are completely different airlines, though they both offer 'business class' they are fundamentally different in the level of business class. EOS is more like first class while MaxJet is more like business class or premium economy. This being said I think that they have pretty diff...

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by SkyvanMan
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EOS To Operate 767's?
Replies: 5
Views: 2819

EOS To Operate 767's?

I am at the Stansted Raddisson SAS (MaxJet put us up here when they delayed the Vegas flight 7:30 hours) and I talked to a couple of EOS pilots and asked them about the expansion possibilities given that they only operate 757s. They told me taht from what they know EOS will be getting 767s within a ...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Idea For Delta - Premium Economy Seating
Replies: 53
Views: 7310

RE: An Idea For Delta - Premium Economy Seating

United does not have premium economy. THey have economy plus which is just regular economy with extra legroom.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 62 737 UFO Order: Single Order For 739ER
Replies: 112
Views: 16708

RE: 62 737 UFO Order: Single Order For 739ER

Could those 737-9's be replacements for US's fleet of 757's, I dont think they fly any of their 757s on maximum range, and they may be replacing those, no idea but just an idea.

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates And Kosher Food--Issue Resolved?
Replies: 94
Views: 14140

RE: Emirates And Kosher Food--Issue Resolved?

I am a semi-observant jew that chooses to be kosher. I will eat meals that conform to the rules of Kosher (minus the rabbinical oversight part) becuase if I was to only eat meat that was labeled Kosher I would limit by choices of restaurant eating and thereby limit my travelling options. On my way t...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri May 04, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service
Replies: 23
Views: 5838

RE: MAXjet To Launch LAX Service

Awesome, I actually will be flying MaxJet from Stansted to Vegas and then flying southwest from vegas to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> coming up in June since I relaly wanted to try MaxJet and the price was unbeatable. Great to know that th...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Apr 25, 2007 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge Market Gap Unanswered
Replies: 5
Views: 1784

RE: Huge Market Gap Unanswered

The differenc ebetween the smaller 787 and the max capacity of a a321 is 10, with the 321 holding 220 versus low end 210 for the 787. It seems to me that there really isn't a huge market gap.

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More DL Changes At LAX
Replies: 43
Views: 11221

RE: More DL Changes At LAX

LAX0BDL is a flight that I've flown multiple times and it seems to usually be at least 65% full in coach, usually a little less full going <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - Inter...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Apr 20, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUS Transfer Info
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

DUS Transfer Info

I'll be flying <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> on LTU next month and will be connecting to <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhe...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Starts LAX-TIJ And DEN-JFK
Replies: 84
Views: 10800

RE: DL Starts LAX-TIJ And DEN-JFK

Good that they are now flying to <acronym title="Tijuana - General Abelardo L. Rodriguez International (TIJ / MMTJ), Mexico">TIJ</acronym>, this means that people no longer will have to make the drive doiwn there and then wait forever to get through customs from mexico back into the us by car. I thi...

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Express Jet Promotion
Replies: 9
Views: 2812

RE: Express Jet Promotion

Wwhen I was back home I heard a bunch of ads on the radio for Express Jet service, advertising the no middle seats and they said they were starting soon.

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by SkyvanMan
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Flight In One Time Zone?
Replies: 56
Views: 11337

RE: Longest Flight In One Time Zone?

I know these are not extremely long flights but from what I can find they all occur in the same time zone (<acronym title="Utrecht - Soesterberg (UTC / EHSB), Netherlands">UTC</acronym>+8 no dst) I've also listed the airliens that operate the route). Distance is from the Great Circle Mapper <acronym...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.net Meet At LAX This Summer?
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

RE: A.net Meet At LAX This Summer?

I'd do it.However I will also be out of town June 9th (may be flying in that niight from France, otherwise I'll be staying in france for a few more days) and since it seems other people are also out of town it may not be the best day to have a meet, however a weekend meet does seem like it would be ...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding By Bus...
Replies: 64
Views: 6561

RE: Boarding By Bus...

I had to take a bus from a remote gate upon arrival at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> from <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> on Thai. I think that one of the reasons busses are used le...

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by SkyvanMan
Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Resturant Reccomendations In Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 3580

RE: Resturant Reccomendations In Airports

LAX (Various terminals), as well as <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> and some other airports: CPK (California Pizza Kitchen), The BBQ Chicken Pizza is the bomb, even if it is a little overpirced (CPK is even better at non- airport location...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Still Serve With Metal Knives
Replies: 62
Views: 8417

RE: Which Airlines Still Serve With Metal Knives

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airlines Have Mood Lighting?
Replies: 15
Views: 7296

RE: What Airlines Have Mood Lighting?

TG's BKK-US A340-500s have mood lighting too.

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Still Serve With Metal Knives
Replies: 62
Views: 8417

RE: Which Airlines Still Serve With Metal Knives

KLM had metal knives last summer <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-JRO in Y and <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> I know has them in J and Premium Economy, in fact in <acronym title="Air Europe Italy">PE</acronym> we got 8 pieces ...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Recent Experiences On Us Airways & Delta
Replies: 33
Views: 4877

RE: My Recent Experiences On Us Airways & Delta

I have not experienced the great service with Delta that you have mentioned with being fed multiple times. On the nearly six hour flight I have to do multiple times every year while at college from <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Con...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Suvurnabhumi To Close Temporarily
Replies: 34
Views: 9150

RE: Suvurnabhumi To Close Temporarily

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USA 3000 U5 115: 06/JAN/07: PUJ-BDL: Y Cabin
Replies: 33
Views: 29687

RE: USA 3000 U5 115: 06/JAN/07: PUJ-BDL: Y Cabin

BDL is an improving airport. Though I can't say anything for the international terminal I can say that the new terminal is nice (though an additional magazine shop and a food option further down the row of gates would be nice but definitely better than other airports of similiar size. Anyways Great ...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding
Replies: 75
Views: 9253

RE: Denied Boarding

The thing that surprises me is that they have weights and balance issues in an erj. I've been on many erjs, nearly empty to completely full, 140s to 170s and have never witnessed passengers denied boarding because of weights and balance issues. I have witnessed seat reassignment for weights and bala...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG May Discontinue US Nonstops, Start New Airline
Replies: 89
Views: 15076

RE: TG May Discontinue US Nonstops, Start New Airline

Thats horrible I just used the <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> service and on the way out it was totally full except for few middle seats in premium ec...

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Elite Miles Status?
Replies: 9
Views: 3400

RE: Question About Elite Miles Status?

You understood me right and American is the only airline I know that does award Million Miler status by using both credit card earned miles and miles flown. I'm guessing it is just million-miler that this works for though since otherwise American would likely end up with far too many elites to make ...

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: New SQ F, OZ F, UA F CMB-LAX
Replies: 14
Views: 16255

RE: New SQ F, OZ F, UA F CMB-LAX

Awesome trip report, detailed and with great pictures. Awesome!

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Elite Miles Status?
Replies: 9
Views: 3400

RE: Question About Elite Miles Status?

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Elite Miles Status?
Replies: 9
Views: 3400

RE: Question About Elite Miles Status?

Basically you have to fly the number of miles to qualify each year. If you want to keep it you have to fly enough qualifying miles to qualify for that level the next year as well. If you fail to requalify your status will not renew. From what I've read it seems like once you get elite you have it fo...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cross Country On Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 3994

RE: Cross Country On Delta

Thanks for the comment. I've been extremely busy, I expect to get the second part of the trip report up (likely in less detail) by the 1st if I'm lucky.

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BKK Airport To Be Partially/temp Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 8811

RE: New BKK Airport To Be Partially/temp Closed

Any news on if and when flights will be switched back to Don Maung?

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Flight Deck Visits As A Child?
Replies: 53
Views: 5521

RE: Remember Flight Deck Visits As A Child?

I remember visiting the cockpit on numerous occasions. I remember trips to the cockpit on United and Delta, i'm sure I had them on other airlines but I don't recall any of those. It was a huge thrill to go up to the cockpit and I really wish that airlines would continue allowing children to access t...

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Flights Betwenn Ireland And Israel?
Replies: 9
Views: 4922

RE: Why No Flights Betwenn Ireland And Israel?

It seems that EL AL tried about 25 years ago to get a direct link between Tel Aviv and Dublin but it was rejected in its application by the Irish Government. Overall Ireland doesn't seem to have many flights outside of Europe and the Eastern U.S. so it is not as if all surroundign airports are servi...

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by SkyvanMan
Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Booking Stopovers With United
Replies: 2
Views: 3706

RE: Booking Stopovers With United

You can try using the multicity option to do this. You can access this function by lcikign the 'Mullticity' link that is to the right of the 'one-way' radio button on the United main page. You can alternatively call United, I'm went to the Unitedairlines.com.au site since I think that is what you ar...

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by SkyvanMan
Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cross Country On Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 3994

Cross Country On Delta

<b>December 15, 2006 <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 373 B<acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> - <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> Boeing 737-800 Tail Number ????? (Forgot to ask) Scheduled Departure Time: 3:4...

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by SkyvanMan
Mon Dec 18, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta The Only Carrier Now Serve 300 Cities
Replies: 67
Views: 6737

RE: Delta The Only Carrier Now Serve 300 Cities

I saw the launch gate. I landed at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> that night and ther were balloons and a banner over the gate that the first flight to La Paz was going out of. I was able to snap a quick pic with my phone but if anyone is wo...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: UA IAD-LAX Return In Sardine Class
Replies: 12
Views: 7887

RE: UA IAD-LAX Return In Sardine Class

Thanks for the report. BTW United operates international 777 aircraft in a 3 class setup <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>. I'm not sure as to how oft...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SVG-AMS-YVR On KL In C June 19th 06
Replies: 9
Views: 7787

RE: SVG-AMS-YVR On KL In C June 19th 06

Good report with excellent photos. NW economy is the only thing to be afraid of, KLM economy is great if you are in one of the newer aircraft with AVOD.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dropped US-Mexico Regional Routes
Replies: 16
Views: 3710

RE: Dropped US-Mexico Regional Routes

I hope that a company that is still doing this decides to make a LAX-ESE flight since the drive is just unbearable.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Capitols Without Airline Service
Replies: 64
Views: 7750

RE: State Capitols Without Airline Service

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Capitols Without Airline Service
Replies: 64
Views: 7750

RE: State Capitols Without Airline Service

Montpelier is not far from Burlington, which is the only airport in VT with schedule passenger service afaik.

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ATL-MAN During Security Alert (Part 4)
Replies: 3
Views: 3486

RE: ATL-MAN During Security Alert (Part 4)

Damn you sound pissed about <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. Anyways I'm not a fan of delta but in defense of the F/As you must remember that they were delayed just like you, except that for them rather ...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Transpacific Adventure, Part Two, Many Pics!
Replies: 8
Views: 6977

RE: My Transpacific Adventure, Part Two, Many Pics!

Awesome report. I'm anxiously awating hte next part. BTW in response to your comment about the fruit being very expensive in Japan, <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> might have had the food for the return flight from japan put on the aircraft when it left <acronym title="Ph...

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by SkyvanMan
Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kids In First/Biz Class...never Understand
Replies: 136
Views: 16046

RE: Kids In First/Biz Class...never Understand

I have been flying since I was a child on international flights we almost always have flown in first or business. I don't know if I was an annoyance at the moment just like many kids don't know. I think that children and babies (there should be a n age minimum though) have the same right to fly as a...

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away
Replies: 148
Views: 15444

RE: Mickey Bednar (AirNikon) Passed Away

A huge loss for the aviation community. Condolenses (sp) to his family.

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 1st Trip Report: AMS – LBA, KLM Cityhopper
Replies: 8
Views: 8089

RE: 1st Trip Report: AMS – LBA, KLM Cityhopper

Interesting report, pictures would have been nicew but overall a pretty good first report. I've never flown inside Europe (always taken trains to get about in Europe) so this is a welcome read for me. I'm surprised that they served sandwhiches on such a short flight.

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by SkyvanMan
Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Tipped To Launch Pax 747-8
Replies: 231
Views: 26030

RE: LH Tipped To Launch Pax 747-8

What exactly is this overhead galley?

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: John Bolton Quits As US Ambassador To U.N.
Replies: 51
Views: 3406

RE: John Bolton Quits As US Ambassador To U.N.

Seems like Bolton must have realized the U.N. was a real organization after all and that it required real work.

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats After The 7-7's For Boeings Planes
Replies: 21
Views: 5264

RE: Whats After The 7-7's For Boeings Planes

I remember reading somewhere that they are using 8 on the 747-8 to show that it has technological advancements like the 787 in terms of fuel efficiency and stuff but as to the question at hand I have no idea but as you point out they are using 8 alot and the only other option that is obvious and giv...

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by SkyvanMan
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying On Christmas Day?
Replies: 74
Views: 12262

RE: Flying On Christmas Day?

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