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by exFWAOONW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest vs. Wall Street
Replies: 49
Views: 4681

Re: Southwest vs. Wall Street

Right now they can charge higher fares because of the lack of fees. Allowing bags also speeds up the boarding process. If they added bag and change fees, they'd have to lower their fares to match other airlines, so the gains would be minimal, but the increase in complexity in the booking, check-in,...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 Takeoff Performance Calculations
Replies: 17
Views: 1457

Re: A340 Takeoff Performance Calculations

Was it a charter for footballers? As we all know, they don't fit the standard pax/bag weights very well. If somebody use the wrong chart, The A/C could have been configured at less than optimum. I know this is a possibility as I *almost* did this when I had to do a manual W/B once. Fortunately, I ca...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal
Replies: 52
Views: 8171

Re: Flight attendant "fired" for Marriage Proposal

zrs70 wrote:
shamrock321 wrote:
If my boyfriend proposed to me on a plane, I’d fire him...


This. A public place like this is not a place for a proposal.
You sound joyless when you say this.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nightmare
Replies: 23
Views: 2503

Re: Youth Mission Group American Airlines Nigtmare

Piss poor customer service. It sounds like they shut the gate door and delayed the flight to remove their bags.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13154

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

They could be parked for any one of the reasons you mentioned, or something else. DL has been known to park newer planes to save them for a rainy day. DL probably would not buy the Saudi MD90s as they have a different cockpit design. If they did, and it is a longshot, it would be as parts donors, mi...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?
Replies: 66
Views: 11813

Re: Is ATL really within a 2hr flight of 80% of the US population?

C'mon guys, think in 4 dimensions. It was probably true in the 50s or 60s when it was first coined, but uneven growth and population migrations have made it less than accurate today.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13315

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Going back to the "ancient aircraft" comment, one thing to consider is DL is somewhat more insulated from oil prices than other airlines with their own refinery.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 16141

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

If customers were willing to pay more what do you think airlines would do: ........ The US airline industry is the only industry that operates with the basic principle that the customer is the enemy . Have you ever dealt with railroads? :knockout: The airlines emulated best (worst) practices from t...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Goes Nuts on PWM-ATL Flight
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Man Goes Nuts on PWM-ATL Flight

We need a new forum category, "Un-Civil Aviation."

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Replacement
Replies: 29
Views: 1980

Re: Black Box Replacement

Then the question becomes who is going to pay for the infrastructure needed and the bandwidth used? That's a lot of unused/useless data when nothing goes wrong and SOMEONE will have to pay the bill. I don't see either airlines or manufacturers stepping up to pay that bill. Crashes are very rare. Eve...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Burn of MD-83 vs. A319NEO and 737 MAX7
Replies: 12
Views: 2504

Re: Fuel Burn of MD-83 vs. A319NEO and 737 MAX7

MD-83 - 3060 kg/h Airbus 320neo - 2100 kg/h From this thread http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1355819 Couldn't find the MAX Awesome thread, thanks - really fascinating how long some airlines have continued to operate the mad dog when it's CLEARLY killing them in the pockets fuel-wise....

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Commercial airplane in general aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Commercial airplane in general aviation

I always thought it would be cool to have my own DC9-30. I'd add aux tanks in bin 2 and fly it to my island NW of HNL.

No harping on fuel use. If I can afford an island in this fantasy, I can surely afford the fuel.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Propel
Replies: 10
Views: 1820

Re: Delta Propel

I had a 50/50 chance on which one it was. Anyway, my point is, this isn't the first program of this type. I doubt NW's was first, either.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 27142

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

Does AS scan boarding passes before letting pax go down the jetway like other airlines? The computer should have kicked out the invalid BP at time of scan, whether it was the first couple or the second.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air bends a 767
Replies: 120
Views: 32198

Re: Atlas Air bends a 767

During certification testing, Douglas broke the rear end off of a super 80. The plane was intended for SAS, but they wanted one that hadn’t been bent. Douglas kept it as an R&D frame after it was repaired. Eastern and Delta both had DC-9-30's that broke apart along the rear of the wing center s...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Diversions from EWR to LAX on 7/30
Replies: 28
Views: 5306

Re: UA Diversions from EWR to LAX on 7/30

The crew waiving their time and continuing the flight to help the remaining pax won't make the news, unfortunately.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-90 Rear Air Stair Procedure
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: MD-90 Rear Air Stair Procedure

It is possible to lower the aft stairway from the inside. The flight crew probably would not know how.... I cannot imagine a flight crew not knowing how to operate a piece of their aircraft. A new ramp agent, on the other hand, I could see lack of familiarity training being an issue, requiring an i...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation
Replies: 21
Views: 1874

Re: Electrical Power during One Engine Operation

Another benefit of the DC9 is it is relatively safer to do a single-engine turn when in a pinch than your typical wing-mounted engine A/C. ie APU MEL'd and GPU not available. It happens more often in out (spoke) stations where the aircraft won't spend a lot of time and company maintenance forces are...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MD-90 Rear Air Stair Procedure
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: MD-90 Rear Air Stair Procedure

It is possible to lower the aft stairway from the inside. The flight crew probably would not know how.... I cannot imagine a flight crew not knowing how to operate a piece of their aircraft. A new ramp agent, on the other hand, I could see lack of familiarity training being an issue, requiring an i...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners
Replies: 45
Views: 4014

Re: Airport Weighing Scales for Airliners

Again, it will come down to costs. A weigh-in-motion scale could be built into a taxiway easily enough. But who would pay for it? The chances of an overload are so small, it wouldn't be justified. Most commercial jets have a lot of excess capacity baked into the MTOW to prevent this sort of thing. I...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can't planes fly faster?
Replies: 19
Views: 3837

Re: Why can't planes fly faster?

Remember the Sonic Cruiser? It was a Boeing concept that would fly at higher mach, shortening ocean crossings. No-one bit on it, so the manufacturers went back to offer slower and more fuel-efficient planes.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT to allow non-pax through security
Replies: 81
Views: 9821

Re: PIT to allow non-pax through security

I am looking forward to further adoption nation-wide. It infuriates me how we have given up our rights just for the illusion of security.
(it lets the terrorists win without having to do anything else to us)

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?
Replies: 15
Views: 2492

Re: What if Long Beach did build an offshore airport?

Ask KIK how well that worked out for them.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ORD
Replies: 30
Views: 4182

Re: The Future of ORD

Why not start from scratch on the West side. It can be built without major impacts and demolish the old terminals after everyone moves. Never Happen. Too much infrastructure in-place that cannot be easily replicated. The only expansion that makes sense is to follow the inter-terminal tramway.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80838

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

If they are really going to try to grow the Pacific, they need to do it with A350s. Trying to build out marginal Pacific routes with 777-200ERs is going to be a profit bloodbath when all of the stateside competition is doing the same thing with 787-9s at 25% lower trip cost. ...and paying $X,000,00...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71285

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

[In your view, how many staffed passport control lanes are appropriate for a single TATL widebody? However many it takes to get the people through the line in 30 minutes or less. Lets pretend BA launched IND-LHR and used the 788. A full flight coming in from London would have 214 people on it. If y...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?
Replies: 49
Views: 3810

Re: Worst Airline Fleet Choice (Regrettable Aircraft Purchases)?

As I recall both NW and PA didn't care for the DC8 and bought 707s in larger numbers.
UA and the caravelle. Nice ride, but no room for baggage, let alone freight to help pay the bills.

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon
Replies: 115
Views: 31211

Re: KLM 747 lands in HKG in the middle of a typhoon

Is IAH open or forecast to close? That would be a good reason to cancel, especially if alternates were also affected.

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?
Replies: 34
Views: 3509

Re: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?

Containers work fine in a hub and spoke operation, as long as there is infrastructure to handle them properly. The luggage handling systems in places like FRA are automated, and that specific one handles over 20000 pieces per hour. Bag is unloaded. Bag goes on a belt and is automatically routed to ...

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by exFWAOONW
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?
Replies: 34
Views: 3509

Re: Single Aisle Jet Cargo Containers?

Ty Every ramper carries a barcode scanner and scans every bag-tag of every bag as they place it in the container? How inefficient. Especially if they have to take time to re-orient the tag for scanning. If they don't have those scanners, then all your benefits don't exist. Also containers don't work...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5890

Re: DL 738 and AA 757 go bump in JFK

Ehhhh, it'll buff right out.....

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will Delta look like in 3 years?
Replies: 24
Views: 3099

Re: What will Delta look like in 3 years?

I think DL has a big fish to fry at LGA. Everywhere else will be on autopilot, more or less.

The airline/hotel combo didn't do so hot, ask UA/Westin.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?
Replies: 50
Views: 9172

Re: Will the A320-200 CEO become the next DC-3?

The short answer to the original question, is no. The DC-3 set the precedent of Douglas A/C being (slightly) over-built and therefore last longer in service. The A320 did not have this in mind during design. They wanted a light, lower-cost people mover. It does that very well, as sales attest. I als...

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country to Change Strategy
Replies: 191
Views: 27199

Re: Sun Country to Change Strategy

flyguy89 wrote:
Southwest is neither a ULCC nor has it even been an LCC for a while now with average fares and RASM on par with "legacy" carriers.
You might want to compare CASM now vs 20 years ago and see who moved closer to whom.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old SFO pic: is this L1011 landing or departing? Follow-up
Replies: 13
Views: 4733

Re: Old SFO pic: is this L1011 landing or departing? Follow-up

The eponymous thread is locked, but I have a follow-up question: The L-1011 was designed as a military transport and to touch down with almost no flare. In the pix of the L-1011 touching down at SFO, why is the nose gear so high above the runway? Why so much flare? Perhaps this thread belongs in Te...

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by exFWAOONW
Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights
Replies: 79
Views: 14909

Re: "You can't do this to us" TS Pax call 911 after being trapped on diverted flights

So, do the pax have to clear Immigration after arriving in Canada from Brussels? Is it one of their stations so the crew would be familiar with Ottowa's have a facilities and that it has a quarantine area for "pax in transit" so the pax could legally get off the plane? Not trying to defend...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 949
Views: 71285

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread

I wonder how crazy the airport idea really is. The 2,200 acres is more than 3 times the size of MDW and slightly bigger than MKE. If any city were to propose a 2nd airport, would there be a better location? This spot is pretty wide open. Not much development around it yet. It is also on the exact o...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 9344

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

Maybe 2707? . It was already used on the SST Boeing developed but never finished, as super sonic travel over the US was outlawed (for very specious reasons) while they were designing it. Didn't they do an experiment in Oklahoma City with sonic booms and determined that it just wasn't feasible to fl...

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 9344

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

cvgComair wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Why not 7A7, 7B7, 7C7, etc?

I like the base 16! :-)

Somehow, I don't think they will stop at F.

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by exFWAOONW
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 9344

Re: How will Boeing name its future aircraft?

Tan Flyr wrote:
Maybe 2707?

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It was already used on the SST Boeing developed but never finished, as super sonic travel over the US was outlawed (for very specious reasons) while they were designing it.

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by exFWAOONW
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight
Replies: 25
Views: 4861

Re: Supposed UA pax films bags being thrown from the belly of a UA flight

..... Besides the fact that the handler could have really hurt himself, the pet in the carrier could have also been badly hurt. My guess is the handler thought the carrier and pet weren't that heavy and thought he could get the carrier loaded without putting a loader bag in place. Having been in si...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?
Replies: 59
Views: 9880

Re: Why is the FedEx Superhub busiest between 10PM and 4AM?

You don't want your hub in the geographic center of the US. You want it closer to Ohio. The reason is so you can run trucks from your hub to the close (8hr drive) cities and still make it overnight. Like William suggested above, you can also run trucks (or a plane) city to city if you have enough fr...

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by exFWAOONW
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34989

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Who says the seat charges are covered by the Contract of Carriage? . In case you missed last 100-200 posts of this thread or any other airline PR threads, CoC has supremacy over Constitution of United States, Citizens Bill of Rights and certain portions of Declaration of Independence. In case you m...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter
Replies: 317
Views: 34989

Re: Delta moves seat of Ann Coulter

Who says the seat charges are covered by the Contract of Carriage? It is a separate transaction having nothing to do with the ticket that is covered, other than you cannot have one without the other. Well, you could, but it would be nearly worthless. Second an aisle has MORE legroom than a middle or...

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by exFWAOONW
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast
Replies: 157
Views: 30568

Re: Woman dies at SXM after falling from jet blast

Wow, one person out of thousands, and listen to all the hand wringing (make it illegal, electrify the fence, etc). Life is not guaranteed, you cannot make it risk free. In fact, life without risk, isn't life. You just have to manage the risk.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Possible US military use of 777 and 787
Replies: 30
Views: 4281

Re: Possible US military use of 777 and 787

#23'Thepointblank"
Throwing away a unique capability (A10) without anything to replace it is very short-sighted idea, similar to the same quarterly results driven Wall-Street idiocy. I pity the ground troops of the future without close air ground support.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MAC flights and the C-9's
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: MAC flights and the C-9's

tcfc424 wrote:
Throughout history, ...
I know we've had many threads about the long life of DC9s, but isn't that a bit of an exaggeration.

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by exFWAOONW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort
Replies: 83
Views: 17222

Re: Passengers get up from flight during Fallen Hero Escort

Some of the opinions expressed in this thread are deplorable. Mama troll must be so happy. :tombstone:

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