by N202PA
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 220554

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

To make it clear what the hover did: People "in the know" can recite every 3 character airport IATA code and 2 character airline IATA code out there. And they type them in with no explaination. The old forum would recognize the code and insert some HTML code into the post before publishin...

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by N202PA
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 220554

Re: Annoucement: Airliners.net has been aquired by VerticalScope

yeah a.net UI needs a massive upgrade. It's actually old fashioned. There could be much better use of CSS3.. I would suggest a lighter theme based on White colour, that's the most widely used background, and black on white is the easiest to read. Disagree completely, the blue is what makes A.net wh...

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by N202PA
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 240589

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

http://youtu.be/wOyPsZUCr0s
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Here's another angle of the takeoff from one of the bikers (helmetcam?): http://youtu.be/wOyPsZUCr0s

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by N202PA
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement
Replies: 59
Views: 13351

Re: Hawaiian to acquire additional A321/A330s, accelerated 767 retirement

Could the C-Series fill a niche in HA's fleet by replacing or supplementing the 717s? The CS300 would increase capacity on the interisland routes from 123 (717) to ~130-140 per flight depending on how tightly packed Economy is.

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by N202PA
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair flights could one day be free
Replies: 30
Views: 5786

Re: Ryanair flights could one day be free

Free is entirely too expensive for Ryanair...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

JohnKrist wrote:
The question was whether it was possible or not, and no it won't take ten years to fix Anet :)


Pardon my skepticism given the glacial pace at getting ANYTHING done around here, including basic tasks like changing the font color/size and line height.

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

You can't tweak a garbage heap until it smells like roses. You can, over time. Prime example is Lucky Goldstar that made crappy low quality electronics and now is one of the main electronics companies in the world, LG. Planning on taking 10+ years to "tweak" A.net? Good luck when your act...

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by N202PA
Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The fact that someone in a position of control at DM thinks that this design can be fixed when people are PLAINLY TELLING THEM that they are leaving the site and not coming back because of the design is proof of how little the problem is understood. You can't tweak a garbage heap until it smells lik...

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

It'd be nice if we were given some rationale for selecting phpBB. The obvious one is that it costs nothing. If that's true, fine. Mixed with that you have people not liking things like avatars, and not liking that there's not a 747 on every page. And those people are also allowed to state their opi...

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by N202PA
Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Coke was as tone-deaf to their audience as DM seems to be here, and tried telling their customers what they wanted instead of LISTENING to what their customers wanted. Coke for a time refused to believe that anything was wrong and continued with their disastrous marketing campaign until sales figur...

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by N202PA
Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

The grey on white issue has been noted since post one in this thread, and is one of the things you can find in Issues FAQ here in Site related It's baffling that this has not been fixed yet. It's a simple CSS change that should take 5 seconds to do. Why has it not been fixed? Maybe because http://c...

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

JohnKrist wrote:
The grey on white issue has been noted since post one in this thread, and is one of the things you can find in Issues FAQ here in Site related


It's baffling that this has not been fixed yet. It's a simple CSS change that should take 5 seconds to do. Why has it not been fixed?

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by N202PA
Fri Jun 17, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Unlikely, demand media are not posting anything other than what they are working on right now and won't even share this "list" of issues that we are "assured" is being worked on or going to be, such little transparency it's almost like they have a minister of information like th...

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by N202PA
Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!
Replies: 47
Views: 5385

Re: Stop the complaining about the upgraded site... please!

As someone who works in IT consulting, everyone really needs to chill out. Know that in my experience: 1. Everyone knew the old airliners.net UI & Membership policy was going to be changed eventually no matter what. The UI was getting old, and the forums were getting very troll heavy. You can m...

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by N202PA
Thu Jun 16, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

After 24 hours, it seems that there are far more people who are extremely unhappy with the new site than there are people who are happy with it. This reminds me a lot of the New Coke debacle back in the 80s. DM needs to handle this in the right way - restore the old site temporarily, go back to the ...

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by N202PA
Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:48 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

At this point, this redesign is like the web version of a tire fire.

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

If it ain't broke....don't fix it....nothing wrong with the big blue screen..... why? Because the backend of the old site was one big mess of code. even the simplest fix could result in a downed site at any moment. That's why there was a need for a new design. A new backend design does not require ...

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by N202PA
Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211372

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

I'll keep it brief, but I really agree that this new layout is a serious downgrade from the original site. The text is too small, there is too much white space and it is generally very hard to read/use. The front page looks like a generic placeholder site - the kind that I would immediately click aw...

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by N202PA
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant: The Official Airline Of Nascar
Replies: 13
Views: 3105

RE: Allegiant: The Official Airline Of Nascar

You can't make this stuff up. Hopefully G4 will take a page out of NASCAR's manual and actually spend some money on maintaining their vehicles...

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by N202PA
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.
Replies: 232
Views: 16768

RE: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/IPFreely" class="quote" target="_blank">IPFreely</a> (<a href="#221" class="quote">Reply 221</a>):<br/><i>Laughable, but completely wrong. Just ...

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by N202PA
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: ATL-EWR-IAD-ATL On United And Delta (pics, Long)
Replies: 4
Views: 5819

RE: ATL-EWR-IAD-ATL On United And Delta (pics, Long)

Nice report! Thanks for the comment about the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> A320 vs. 737 comfort. I was just on a 738 from <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorad...

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by N202PA
Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.
Replies: 232
Views: 16768

RE: US Sen. Wants To Regulate Seat Width And Pitch.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MSPNWA" class="quote" target="_blank">MSPNWA</a> (<a href="#214" class="quote">Reply 214</a>):<br/><i>It has become more of a luxury in the last...

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by N202PA
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Order Up To 75 CS300 Jets - Part 2
Replies: 53
Views: 11962

RE: Air Canada To Order Up To 75 CS300 Jets - Part 2

Anyone have any information on where the e190's that are leaving AC's fleet as a result of this will end up going? B6? I assume there's still a healthy market for these frames.

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by N202PA
Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Order Up To 75 CS300 Jets - Part 1
Replies: 216
Views: 29449

RE: Air Canada To Order Up To 75 CS300 Jets - Part 1

Anyone have any information on where the e190's that are leaving AC's fleet as a result of this will end up going? B6? I assume there's still a healthy market for these frames.

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by N202PA
Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?
Replies: 37
Views: 9636

RE: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/32andBelow" class="quote" target="_blank">32andBelow</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i> Quoting a380787 (Reply 22): Slightl...

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by N202PA
Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?
Replies: 37
Views: 9636

RE: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hz747300" class="quote" target="_blank">hz747300</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>If an ULCC model, feeding key markets it...

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by N202PA
Tue Feb 09, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?
Replies: 37
Views: 9636

RE: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?

Congrats to the new EA, hope they can start scheduled service as planned!

Are they still in line to receive their order of MRJ's when they (eventually) are ready?

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by N202PA
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115
Replies: 205
Views: 26704

RE: Caribbean Aviation Thread 115

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/A388" class="quote" target="_blank">A388</a> (<a href="#175" class="quote">Reply 175</a>):<br/><i>My latest photo in the database features one o...

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by N202PA
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Start Up: Texas Air Shuttle
Replies: 13
Views: 10599

RE: Proposed Start Up: Texas Air Shuttle

Is there really any advantage to flying out of CXO? Seems like a long way from the Houston CBD. HOU and IAH are both closer.

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by N202PA
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's Eastern Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 10651

RE: Today's Eastern Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>I had no idea that Mit. was building a reg...

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by N202PA
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's Eastern Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 10651

RE: Today's Eastern Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dbo861" class="quote" target="_blank">dbo861</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Don't they also have an order for some 737NGs...

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by N202PA
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Today's Eastern Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 10651

RE: Today's Eastern Airlines

I'm happy that EA is making it back into business, and they certainly seem to be doing it the right way...but I must confess that I wish it was Pan Am instead.

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by N202PA
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today - EA980 Crash In Bolivia
Replies: 15
Views: 8924

RE: 30 Years Ago Today - EA980 Crash In Bolivia

This crash has always kinda nagged at me - first of all, so few people know about it and there's very little online (written/video) about it. Second, I know it was only 29 people and it happened at a very hard to get to place, but I find it hard to believe that a jetliner from a major American airli...

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by N202PA
Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Galveston (GLS) And PAX Service
Replies: 24
Views: 4207

RE: Galveston (GLS) And PAX Service

They don't really have a commercial airline terminal to speak of, do they? Can't imagine any major airline would even consider service without one being built. Also, one thing to consider is that Texas also has several lake resorts which offer many of the same things you can find at Galveston, only ...

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by N202PA
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways MLB-IAD
Replies: 38
Views: 7476

RE: Elite Airways MLB-IAD

Well, this is out of the blue. I would hope they have a corporate contract that they're just hoping to tag on a few seats sold to the general public here and there. Without a major advertising campaign geared toward convincing Washingtonians to fly into MLB to reach the beach instead of <acronym tit...

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by N202PA
Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Posts 2Q Profits
Replies: 3
Views: 1978

RE: JetBlue Posts 2Q Profits

Hopefully the fact that they're making a lot of money will encourage them to not add the first bag fee that's been rumored...

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by N202PA
Tue Jul 29, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Hypothetical First Bag Fee: Effect On WN
Replies: 10
Views: 2936

RE: B6 Hypothetical First Bag Fee: Effect On WN

I think if jetBlue goes the same route as Delta and allows holders of its credit card to still get 1 free bag, it'll head off some of the upset that a bag fee is inevitably going to cause. I'd be <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> with that - in fact, I just got the <acronym title="Jet...

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by N202PA
Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's DCA Move
Replies: 4
Views: 2822

RE: JetBlue's DCA Move

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyby519" class="quote" target="_blank">flyby519</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>The move will happen in September accordin...

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by N202PA
Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's DCA Move
Replies: 4
Views: 2822

JetBlue's DCA Move

Does anyone know when <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> will be moving from the old banjo at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> to the new terminal (and if so, what gates they'll be using)? I flew into National on Wednesd...

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by N202PA
Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loads At PeoplExpress?
Replies: 54
Views: 16337

RE: Loads At PeoplExpress?

It may just be my own impression rather than fact, but PeoplExpress and <acronym title="Newport News - Williamsburg International (Patrick Henry) (PHF / KPHF), USA - Virginia">PHF</acronym> both seem like the answer to a question no one really asked. <acronym title="Newport News - Williamsburg Inter...

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by N202PA
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 5
Replies: 206
Views: 49709

RE: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 5

One thing I noticed...note how the section of the fuselage shown below is twisted: <a href="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/18/1405698630900_wps_6_TOPSHOTS_A_piece_of_wreck.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/07/18/1405698630900_wps_6_TOPSHOTS_A_piece_of_wreck.j...

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by N202PA
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was A Pan Am 727 Shot Down In East Germany In '66?
Replies: 19
Views: 13305

RE: Was A Pan Am 727 Shot Down In East Germany In '66?

If it was a simple accident, why did the Soviets refuse to return the critical components of the wreckage (including the FDR, CVR and instruments)? Seems like this would have been expected if they had nothing to hide...

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by N202PA
Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would The MD-80 Work For A New LCC?
Replies: 8
Views: 4405

Would The MD-80 Work For A New LCC?

Simple question, but one I've been thinking about lately. It seems that only Allegiant is flying the Mad Dog these days, at least among American LCC's. I know fuel costs would be higher than some other options, but I would think that the extra passenger capacity and lower aircraft purchase cost woul...

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by N202PA
Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS A300 Crash In Birmingham, AL. - BHM Part 2
Replies: 292
Views: 77662

RE: UPS A300 Crash In Birmingham, AL. - BHM Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Northstar80" class="quote" target="_blank">Northstar80</a> (<a href="#110" class="quote">Reply 110</a>):<br/><i> So it looks like, for some reas...

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by N202PA
Tue May 28, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge Launch Trendy Uniforms
Replies: 77
Views: 20500

RE: Air Canada Rouge Launch Trendy Uniforms

Those uniforms look just plain ridiculous. Clown suits would be better.

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by N202PA
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!
Replies: 268
Views: 63691

RE: OFFICIAL: New AA Livery Today!

Just my $0.02, but the new scheme is just awful. It's vague, bland and boring as hell. Did a 5 year old design this thing? Terrible.

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by N202PA
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In Defense Of CRJs
Replies: 10
Views: 6268

RE: In Defense Of CRJs

I spent a good deal of time flying <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> on <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> CRJ-200's in...

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by N202PA
Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Adds New Route Map
Replies: 23
Views: 19343

RE: Southwest Adds New Route Map

Apparently SWA (and a lot of other companies) think people visit their web site with a magnifying glass in hand. I'm only 31 and viewing the map on a large screen with corrected vision and the text on that map is TINY...almost too small to be seen. Do they market test these things before they actual...

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