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by aeronuts
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Decided On KC-30 Part 2.
Replies: 327
Views: 23570

RE: Usaf Decided On KC-30 Part 2.

Example of other interesting partnerships for military systems, besides <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym>/EADS The Atlas V rocket is an expendable launch vehicle formerly built by Lockheed Martin and now built by the Lockheed Martin-Boeing joint venture United Launch Alliance. The ro...

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by aeronuts
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Update: MD-80 PEDs And Cashless Test
Replies: 32
Views: 5801

RE: AA Update: MD-80 PEDs And Cashless Test

An entire industry that does not take cash, the cruise lines. Credit card only please.
In the US, you're not losing market shares if you're not taking cash.

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by aeronuts
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does UA Have Too Many Premier Members?
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

RE: Does UA Have Too Many Premier Members?

Agree with the poster, at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, there appears to be no significant different between "Premier" and general boarding. When the agent calls for Zone 1 "Exec-Premiers, Premiers", over half of the plane starts to boar...

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by aeronuts
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today: UA Customer Service Worst
Replies: 91
Views: 10953

RE: USA Today: UA Customer Service Worst

I do agree with many post here that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> services have declined since the 80s. But don't equate out-sourcing = poor services. It really comes down to a few key management points, easy to identify but difficult to apply. Leadership, it starts from the to...

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by aeronuts
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today: UA Customer Service Worst
Replies: 91
Views: 10953

RE: USA Today: UA Customer Service Worst

A sample of one. 1. Agreeded that service varies between the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> hubs. I fly out of <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> once a week, and service encountered has been good in general. It seem <acro...

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by aeronuts
Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Movies
Replies: 13
Views: 2237

RE: Inflight Movies

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by aeronuts
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Liquids, Gels, And Lotions Now Banned.
Replies: 92
Views: 9917

RE: All Liquids, Gels, And Lotions Now Banned.

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by aeronuts
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Global Alliance
Replies: 0
Views: 1377

Global Alliance

When ever boarding starts on a UA flight, they always announce to invite the Global Alliance members to board with F-Class. Who or what is the Global Alliance?

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by aeronuts
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Rear Engined Aircraft A Minority
Replies: 27
Views: 7589

RE: Why Are Rear Engined Aircraft A Minority

A bit off topic. But along the line of rear engine aircraft. Why commercial aircraft does not use "high wing" design. I have heard that the high wing design is inherently aerodynamic stable. The only commercial jet I can think of is BAe146. All military transport and large number of regional aircraf...

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by aeronuts
Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of First Class (with Current Pics)
Replies: 75
Views: 20804

RE: The Future Of First Class (with Current Pics)

Why think in the box? <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 si...

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by aeronuts
Fri Jan 27, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: V-Jet At LAX
Replies: 3
Views: 2589

RE: V-Jet At LAX

As of 25th it's still parked at LAX. Anyone know what is the daily parking fee at LAX. It must be a bit more than Parking Lot C.

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by aeronuts
Mon Jan 16, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Join The Clubrooms When Amex Is Cheaper?
Replies: 67
Views: 7918

RE: Why Join The Clubrooms When Amex Is Cheaper?

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by aeronuts
Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Gate 87A
Replies: 13
Views: 3550

RE: SFO Gate 87A

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by aeronuts
Fri Nov 18, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Suspends Flight Attendant Hiring.
Replies: 53
Views: 9202

RE: United Suspends Flight Attendant Hiring.

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by aeronuts
Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay To Leave Oneworld And Join Skyteam?
Replies: 64
Views: 13013

RE: Cathay To Leave Oneworld And Join Skyteam?

More to the point. Has any major airline actually left their respective alliance to join another.

So what's the point of this whole topic?

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by aeronuts
Fri Nov 11, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-200LR Breaks Longest Flight Record
Replies: 123
Views: 45008

RE: Boeing 777-200LR Breaks Longest Flight Record

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by aeronuts
Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fleet Refresh - The Truth This Time...
Replies: 54
Views: 11493

RE: UA Fleet Refresh - The Truth This Time...

Rather that fleet refresh, UA should be looking into cabin refresh. The 767-300's are dirty and dated.

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by aeronuts
Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age Of Star Golds
Replies: 12
Views: 3569

RE: Average Age Of Star Golds

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by aeronuts
Wed Sep 07, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kudos To AA For First-Class Service
Replies: 9
Views: 5816

RE: Kudos To AA For First-Class Service

Boarding the rear of the plane and window seats first make sense... take some time getting back there. But what really screw the system is the same passengers will put their bags into the F class overhead compartments. I've often seen F class passenger boarding late due to standby upgrade, and not f...

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by aeronuts
Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kudos To AA For First-Class Service
Replies: 9
Views: 5816

RE: Kudos To AA For First-Class Service

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by aeronuts
Thu Sep 01, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Bailed On Customers Before Katrina Hit
Replies: 119
Views: 13004

RE: Airlines Bailed On Customers Before Katrina Hit

People who think airlines and military can immediately redirect their resources on a moments notice and fly into a city to "rescue" all the people have seen and believed too many Hollywood movies. Do the math, how many flights are required to say - fly the 20,000 people in the Superdome out of <acro...

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by aeronuts
Wed Aug 31, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are US Carriers In So Much Trouble?
Replies: 33
Views: 7376

RE: Why Are US Carriers In So Much Trouble?

Quote: B744F "Top it off with outrageous salaries and bonuses for executives, and the almighty shareholder who is the only person these companies want to please, it is not surprising almost all are in financial trouble." Outrageous salaries and bonuses?? Go checkout the <acronym title="American Airl...

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by aeronuts
Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No A-380's For BA
Replies: 34
Views: 7938

RE: Why No A-380's For BA

Which features could an airline put in an A380 that BA couldn't put in a 747-436?

None, except the "mine is bigger than your's"

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by aeronuts
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Would You Recommend The Nikon D70?
Replies: 80
Views: 5971

RE: Would You Recommend The Nikon D70?

Last time I checked, Ansel Adams didn't own a DSLR.

It the photographer, never the camera.

Just because you own expensive gear, doesn't make you an expert.

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by aeronuts
Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Congratulations Air France Crew
Replies: 179
Views: 20259

Congratulations Air France Crew

Congratulation to the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>, it's really the FAs that most likely got everyone off the plane. As for the pilots? they were still in the cockpit - hard to see them running down the aisle. We should hold off praises to the pilots until the conclusion of th...

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by aeronuts
Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IFE Upgrade On CX's New A333
Replies: 2
Views: 2768

RE: IFE Upgrade On CX's New A333

At the very least, they can afford to install new IFEs. I fly UAL and AA to Europe, considered their flagship routes, have you seen their IFE? No comparion.

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by aeronuts
Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport With Most Gates
Replies: 22
Views: 13708

Airport With Most Gates

I agree with a.net post that <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> (Chek La Kok) is a fantastic airport, very spacious and it gigantic; one can...

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by aeronuts
Tue Jul 26, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore B777
Replies: 1
Views: 1519

Singapore B777

I'm flying from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>/<acronym title="Seoul - Incheon International (ICN / RKSI), South Korea">ICN</acronym>/<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> on singapore ...

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by aeronuts
Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SFO On Sunday 6/12
Replies: 24
Views: 3912

RE: SFO On Sunday 6/12

Josh, On a good day, it's a 15-20 minute walk from the Westin to the fisherman's point (actually is a small park just before coyote point). Walk along the bay, there's a great walk path at the shoreline (access to all), passing the Embassy Hotel all the way to the Sheraton, after that, there's a res...

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by aeronuts
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Will Not Be Launched At Paris
Replies: 106
Views: 12795

RE: A350 Will Not Be Launched At Paris

Makes good sense for not launching the A350 during the show. Look at it this way - why split your focus - you've got the A380 as "THE PLANE" at the show. Why split the time with the A350? Airbus can always launch the A350 at a later date, to continue the buzz AFTER the Paris air show.

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by aeronuts
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento As A Long-haul International Port?
Replies: 59
Views: 4950

RE: Sacramento As A Long-haul International Port?

Couple of points, One, while <acronym title="Sacramento - International (Metropolitan) (SMF / KSMF), USA - California">SMF</acronym> may have access to Napa and Yosemite and is the state capitol. But let's face it, compare to <acronym title="STAF Airlines (Argentina)">SF</acronym> and <acronym title...

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by aeronuts
Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Bigger...by Far!
Replies: 22
Views: 5152

RE: Delta's Bigger...by Far!

The money losing species

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by aeronuts
Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversions To A Foreign Country With No Visa?
Replies: 20
Views: 8788

RE: Diversions To A Foreign Country With No Visa?

Kind of reminds me of the movie "Termial" - sleep in the transit lounge...

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by aeronuts
Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld Frequent Flyer Programs
Replies: 25
Views: 4822

RE: Oneworld Frequent Flyer Programs

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 4): Something about <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> that is terrible is that not all fares of coach service entitle you to accrue miles. You will accrue miles on <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL<...

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by aeronuts
Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Security Fencing At Airports...check This Photo
Replies: 85
Views: 16351

RE: Security Fencing At Airports...check This Photo

Everyone missed the point of the airport "fences". They were there pre-9/11. They are there to keep the lawyers out. Unlike most civilized country, here in the US, we have way too many unemployed lawyers (or solicitors). In the unlikely event of a mis-guide person who happened to be too close to the...

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by aeronuts
Tue May 31, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Next 24 Hours At UAL
Replies: 110
Views: 13588

RE: The Next 24 Hours At UAL

By the Way.. <acronym title="Sacramento - International (Metropolitan) (SMF / KSMF), USA - California">SMF</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> Check In (10 Minutes if you dont check in online) Security (10 minutes if there is not the ...

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by aeronuts
Wed May 18, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If UA Survives?
Replies: 41
Views: 4934

RE: What If UA Survives?

If UA Survive....

Drop their domestic routes, concentrate on international routes, and merge with WN to gain back the domestic market.

a guy can dream?

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by aeronuts
Wed May 18, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Times To UAL, Drop Dead III
Replies: 56
Views: 10942

RE: NY Times To UAL, Drop Dead III

For all the armchair CEOs, who's calling for the demise of the #2 airline, while citing the lost of <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym>, PA, and TWA have had no impact. By the time they folded or acquired, Eastern, Pan Am, and TWA were shadows of their former self. Each o...

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by aeronuts
Thu Apr 21, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMR CEO Says Boeing 787 May Fit With Fleet Plan
Replies: 49
Views: 10905

RE: AMR CEO Says Boeing 787 May Fit With Fleet Plan

It's taken way out of content. It said nothing. It's one statement in a conference call. What came before and what came afterward? He could have been asked "What is <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s position about the rumored NWA's 787 deal" and his response was "We're very int...

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by aeronuts
Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Daily Flights Between 2 Cities
Replies: 134
Views: 17693

RE: Most Daily Flights Between 2 Cities

Isn't EWR in a different state!

I just had to post it, yes, EWR is closer to Manhattan than JKF.

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by aeronuts
Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France 747s
Replies: 30
Views: 4615

RE: Air France 747s

I thought I saw a AF 747-400 at LAX - got pretty close from the AA Eagle bus

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by aeronuts
Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Still The US's Premier Airline?
Replies: 79
Views: 6950

RE: UA Still The US's Premier Airline?

In the 60/70 - it was PanAm (Pacific) and TWA (Europe) In the 80/90 - United of American In the 2000 - Southwest (don't knock it <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> fans, they're bigger than <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>) To all the kids on the a.net, ...

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by aeronuts
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Hiring F/As Based In YVR
Replies: 13
Views: 7099

RE: CX Hiring F/As Based In YVR

Agmyvr "she will be another American carrier with those cabin crew attitudes of : don't press the call bell unless it's an emergency; my union told me not to assist with carry-ons; I only hv chicken left, take it or leave it; don't ask for water cos I"m reading my magazines; we are here for your saf...

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by aeronuts
Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX Laptop Power
Replies: 3
Views: 1849

RE: CX Laptop Power

They have connections in their 747's Business Class

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by aeronuts
Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And The Fully Flat Business Class Seat.
Replies: 85
Views: 10906

RE: AA And The Fully Flat Business Class Seat.

AA Business Class is not bad, they're just not as good as others.

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by aeronuts
Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To END SJC-HNL/OGG
Replies: 24
Views: 6612

RE: AA To END SJC-HNL/OGG

SJC was a good experiment for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> while it lasted. <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym> is an excellent airport serving the silicon valley's business community, which expl...

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by aeronuts
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Largest Print From D70 Or 300D
Replies: 2
Views: 3292

Largest Print From D70 Or 300D

I have a D70 with the stock 18-70mm DX lens. I've been printing as large as 5x7 and the resolution and color looked great. Recently, I've take some "good" photos and tried using my local Costco to print 11x14's. The color were good, but found the prints showing moire artifacts along with some oversa...

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by aeronuts
Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will There Ever Be A Better LCC Than Southwest
Replies: 30
Views: 6195

RE: Will There Ever Be A Better LCC Than Southwest

sure, it's call southwest jr.

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by aeronuts
Tue Feb 08, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do I Get Premium Seats On CO?
Replies: 22
Views: 5069

RE: How Do I Get Premium Seats On CO?

AA737-823: You'll find that most "Plan Ahead" awards, especially to nice destination, are taken up a 364 days ahead (can't go beyond a year). People suck them up because they can. <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> may not be a destination, b...

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by aeronuts
Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Tupolev TU-204 Photos!
Replies: 35
Views: 14532

RE: New Tupolev TU-204 Photos!

Never say never... There's a hot competition going on right now for the next presidential helicopter. Who is one of the leading contender, the Euro's <acronym title="SAETA (Ecuador)">EH</acronym>-101, with a Lockheed name in front of course. For the nay sayers that say it cannot happen, to think the...

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