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by Whisperliner
Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evidence Of Defunct Airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 6660

RE: Evidence Of Defunct Airlines

Around 2000, I was waiting at the TWA terminal at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, and I was looking out the window down at where the plane was parked. I noticed they had stopping points painted on the ground below with the aircraft type next...

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by Whisperliner
Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Liveries: Old-school?
Replies: 29
Views: 4677

RE: Chinese Liveries: Old-school?

Actually I like the look of their liveries, and it does remind me of how airline liveries look in the 60-70's. I think thats a good thing, as jet travel was seen as luxurious then. I flew on China Eastern about two years ago, and their service wasnt too bad- good food, and the inside of the plane lo...

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by Whisperliner
Wed May 04, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines/Airways?
Replies: 6
Views: 1971

Airlines/Airways?

what is the difference between airline and aiways? I noticed some carriers use one or the other?

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by Whisperliner
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Turbulence Can Kill!
Replies: 40
Views: 10458

RE: Wow Turbulence Can Kill!

just wondering, but regarding the story on the business jet- how did all the passengers get killed? were they not buckled in? perhaps that is why the crew was ok?

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by Whisperliner
Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - Food Again On Domestic Flights (over 3 Hrs)
Replies: 68
Views: 9655

RE: AA - Food Again On Domestic Flights (over 3 Hrs)

yea, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> to me has always sucked. I flew them when they gave out meals and they were terrible- bag o crap. I avoided that problem by flying TWA. good food great service, now that is a true legacy airline...well that option is gone now. Stupid <acrony...

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by Whisperliner
Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DC-8-21 On Ebay
Replies: 18
Views: 8049

RE: UA DC-8-21 On Ebay

btw, what are palomar seats? I've heard that term used in reference to dc-8's, is it the type of seating material- or the fact that they have controls mounted in the seats themselves?

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by Whisperliner
Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?
Replies: 39
Views: 11312

RE: Why Do Some Planes Have A/C Type On Fuselage?

I once boarded an China Eastern <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11, and I noticed as I entered from the jetway, that there once was a sticker or decal that said "McDonnell-Douglas <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11" and below that, the corporate logo. It was applied so it c...

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by Whisperliner
Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Interiors
Replies: 16
Views: 3784

RE: Aircraft Interiors

oh sorry, let me clarify...I meant, could they interchange seats, walls, partitions from an aircraft with a 70's decor with a plane from the 80's? Basically does the interior have to belong to a specific plane (I know everything is interchangable) or do they have to remain with the exact plane, like...

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by Whisperliner
Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Interiors
Replies: 16
Views: 3784

RE: Aircraft Interiors

Do the patterns of each seat ever get mixed up? I notice most of the more vintage aircrafts have most of their original interiors intact. I thought most of the fittings were interchangable...so if an airline is large and have fleets from different era's, are the mechanics specified to keep seat grou...

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by Whisperliner
Fri Jun 04, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Coffee
Replies: 76
Views: 7688

RE: Airline Coffee

I remeber reading an old airline ad (1960's), I think it was TWA and they were boasting about inflight coffee and that it was supposedly a remarkable achievement- so I guess making coffee inflight is difficult.

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by Whisperliner
Sun May 23, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Infamous AA Bistro Bag
Replies: 35
Views: 7093

RE: The Infamous AA Bistro Bag

Type-rated: =) so I guess the consensus amoung the majority is that they agree what was once a high class resturant has now become a mcdonalds. sure, you get low fares... but I think allowing and agreeing that airlines become the mcdonalds in the sky is demeaning to everyone, from the passengers- fl...

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by Whisperliner
Sat May 22, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Infamous AA Bistro Bag
Replies: 35
Views: 7093

RE: The Infamous AA Bistro Bag

I dunno if its demeaning...but I would certainly be unhappy if I went to a nice resturant and was told to pick up my dinner in a bag on my way in. I think he means its just another way the airlines are sucking away what little left of glamour that still exists in airtravel.

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by Whisperliner
Sun May 16, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reclining Your Seat - A Right Or Privilege?
Replies: 59
Views: 6094

RE: Reclining Your Seat - A Right Or Privilege?

its just like the issue for overweight people, if you need space for your legs- pay for it! upgrade to premium. If you don't have the money...too bad. Do you go to a car dealer and complain that the economy cars are too small for you, and because you don't have money to pay, you should get a bigger ...

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by Whisperliner
Fri May 14, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Horror Stories
Replies: 40
Views: 6524

RE: China Southern Horror Stories

gee Airbus3801, now you tell us it was 20 years ago! Then shouldn't the title of your post be "CAAC horrorstories"? hehe...I think I will post the next one as "KLM horror stories", here goes: I have a friend who flew KLM, and they patched the wings of the plane with cloth!! also there were exposed s...

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by Whisperliner
Thu May 13, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Southern Horror Stories
Replies: 40
Views: 6524

RE: China Southern Horror Stories

that is total bullshit...I have flown China Southern many times while in China on their domestic routes for the last 3 years, and they are very professional- in fact the inflight service was better than I have experienced on a US domestic airline. I have never even a folding chair on board (yea, the...

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by Whisperliner
Fri May 07, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Tristar Interiors?
Replies: 39
Views: 6524

RE: Lockheed Tristar Interiors?

when the extra seat was added...did it fit well, or did it cause the outside seats to extend into the aisles. The aisles must have been really wide when it was 2-4-2...

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by Whisperliner
Thu May 06, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Tristar Interiors?
Replies: 39
Views: 6524

RE: Lockheed Tristar Interiors?

Is it the same as the closets on the 767? (early models) I was examined one on a twa flight..it looks like a regular closet except the doors pull upward, and when the door goes up, the rack that the coat hangers are come down. When the closet door is closed the rack retracts into the celing- its sup...

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by Whisperliner
Wed May 05, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockheed Tristar Interiors?
Replies: 39
Views: 6524

RE: Lockheed Tristar Interiors?

Does anyone have a picture of the original configuration with the dividers between the seats? ( I would love to see a pic of the planters, that is really cool). I believe the dividers also opened to contain some sort of coat rack....

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by Whisperliner
Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Antique Airport Terminals
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

RE: Favorite Antique Airport Terminals

hehe does LAX terminal 3 count as antique? anyways..one of my favorites

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by Whisperliner
Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Terminal 3?
Replies: 33
Views: 5066

RE: LAX Terminal 3?

the last time I was terminal 3 was picking up my gf, that was back in 2000. She took twa, and at that time I was snooping behind an empty twa counter and I found a bunch of really old style twa ticket jackets..wow. I didn't take any, and I put them back =( I noticed all their stuff, like the compute...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For Sale: L1011, Only A Million Hours Old
Replies: 13
Views: 4558

RE: For Sale: L1011, Only A Million Hours Old

does anyone know what airlines do with their old interriors? There must be tons of old seats and fixtures from early 70's that were upgraded- what happens to those? (wall panels, paritions, louges)?

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by Whisperliner
Sat Apr 10, 2004 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Would Not Feel Confident Flying In A L1011?
Replies: 68
Views: 6879

RE: Who Would Not Feel Confident Flying In A L1011?

I would only be concerned if I were flying the DC-10...

I wish I could fly in the early Tristars with 8 across seating, and the center partition...

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by Whisperliner
Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reclining Horror Stories?
Replies: 83
Views: 6977

RE: Reclining Horror Stories?

Pelican, I agree with you- if someone's knees are in the way, I will make sure I don't hit them. But to stop me from totally reclining is infuriating. I think the airlines need to provide more room, because the amount of room they give now in economy is borderline ridiculous...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Style Headphones
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

RE: Old Style Headphones

u know, for such old technolgy they work really well! stereo too =) I know china eastern still uses them on their Md-11's.

I think u can hear a bit of sound comming from the armrests- just no amplified, so you can cheat and lift it up and have audio and don't pay hehe

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by Whisperliner
Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reclining Horror Stories?
Replies: 83
Views: 6977

RE: Reclining Horror Stories?

if someone really needed the room, and asked me politely I will definetly limit my recline or not do so...but the point is that I make the choice as it is my right. Many here has talked about it not being a right and that it doesn't come with the the airfare..true. But it is an amenity that everyone...

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by Whisperliner
Tue Apr 06, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reclining Horror Stories?
Replies: 83
Views: 6977

RE: Reclining Horror Stories?

That really gets me mad, I for one enjoy reclining- that is how I sleep, in fact I paid for a seat the reclines and the extra room that comes with it. If reclining wasn't allowed, then airlines wouldn't have made the seats reclinable in the first place. If someone were to put those things behind my ...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Aircraft, Have We Become Spoiled?
Replies: 21
Views: 3527

RE: Widebody Aircraft, Have We Become Spoiled?

I'd rather pay more... and be able to go to the bathroom from a window seat without tripping over 2 other people and stumbling into the aisle. Nwacrew, love your post! btw, how did the buffets work? was there a special table placed out, or was the food placed on the counters in the galley? I know at...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Mar 17, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebody Aircraft, Have We Become Spoiled?
Replies: 21
Views: 3527

RE: Widebody Aircraft, Have We Become Spoiled?

I agree...isn't the 737ng pretty much a 707 but with 2 engines? I mean it has kept the 737 nose, and cabin width is exactly the same. (yes I do know that the 737 is so advanced that it is completely different from the 707, but from a non techincal standpoint the form factor seems to be about the sam...

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by Whisperliner
Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding Music
Replies: 47
Views: 9527

RE: Boarding Music

once, when I flew China Southwest they played "California Dreaming" for the boarding music, interesting selection I thought.

what was really odd, was once flying Twa from lax-jfk, they were playing the theme from "Rocky" hehe

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by Whisperliner
Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any 707's Still In Commercial Pax Service?
Replies: 8
Views: 5574

RE: Any 707's Still In Commercial Pax Service?

Do those 707's still fly with their original interiors? or do you think they recieved refurbished interiors that look modern?

I would be very interesting if the interior had the same equipement around the time they were in service..it would look very vintage.

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by Whisperliner
Sat Feb 07, 2004 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite TWA Livery
Replies: 43
Views: 4739

RE: Favorite TWA Livery

I liked the last one as well as the second to the last one, from the 80's. I remember when I took them before they merged at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, that some of the baggage carts and things had the old logos from then, with a large ...

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by Whisperliner
Tue Nov 25, 2003 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Would Never Fly DC-10 And 742, 741s
Replies: 100
Views: 12257

RE: I Would Never Fly DC-10 And 742, 741s

I think the probability is greater that something may be overlooked in an older aircraft as there is maintanence that needs to be done. Also how does Boeing or Airbus know exactly what needs to be replace 30-40 yrs down the line? I think at best it is an estimate of the lifespan of a particular part...

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by Whisperliner
Sat Nov 08, 2003 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Bulkhead Murals?
Replies: 17
Views: 3216

RE: L-1011 Bulkhead Murals?

thanks Canadi>nBoy! =) hey, do you if movies were still shown with film projectors on ur airline's fleet? If so, how did they change the reels of film. I imagine it must be a tough job if someone had to change it from the celing? L1011Lover, that is really some really great info! btw, how did the in...

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by Whisperliner
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Bulkhead Murals?
Replies: 17
Views: 3216

RE: L-1011 Bulkhead Murals?

yeah, I think the lack of overhead bins contribute to the celing spaciousness. I think some models had a partition between the center section seats (when they were a 2-4-2 configuration) and I was told it was a coat closet. Perhaps this center partition tried to make space for the lack of overhead b...

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by Whisperliner
Thu Nov 06, 2003 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Bulkhead Murals?
Replies: 17
Views: 3216

RE: L-1011 Bulkhead Murals?

thanks for all the info! =) from those pictures, I don't know if its just the angle but the celings look really high, especially since there is more space above those grids in the celing. It must have been quite an experience to ride in one. CF-CPI, yeah I have see those pics! they are really intere...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Bulkhead Murals?
Replies: 17
Views: 3216

L-1011 Bulkhead Murals?

I noticed on pics of TWA's L-1011 that the bulkheads had murals on them, and they seemed to be different in each section of the plane. Does anyone know what the murals depict? (it seems to be a faces of somesort and in one you can see a guy on a horse) was it supposed to be somesort of theme of plac...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Oct 15, 2003 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Send Man In Space
Replies: 3
Views: 1988

RE: China Send Man In Space

Congrats to China!!! ^__^

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by Whisperliner
Thu May 08, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People Who Annoy You When You Fly
Replies: 84
Views: 6043

RE: People Who Annoy You When You Fly

I wonder if reclining is your seat is really bad etiquette..I mean if the airlines didn't want you to recline, then the seats would have been designed to be fixed upright. Thus I feel its my right to recline whenever I want to (except during meal service) as I've payed for a reclining seat. If some...

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by Whisperliner
Sun May 04, 2003 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 Oxygen Masks
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

RE: L1011 Oxygen Masks

weren't the early models equipped with the partition in the center section of seats?(that doubled as a coat closet) I wonder if that held any luggage and helped alleviate the lack of overhead center bins?

I personally think the partitons look cool and unique....

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by Whisperliner
Sat May 03, 2003 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 Oxygen Masks
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

RE: L1011 Oxygen Masks

sorry one more question, what is the A,C, and D zone? is that the section of the celing without the recessed lighting panels?

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by Whisperliner
Sat May 03, 2003 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 Oxygen Masks
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

RE: L1011 Oxygen Masks

thanks DL_Mech! I've been wondering about that for the longest time

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by Whisperliner
Fri May 02, 2003 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 Oxygen Masks
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

RE: L1011 Oxygen Masks

in one of the photos, it looks like the L-1011 used a movie projector to show movies. How are the film reels changed? would a ladder be used to reach the projector?

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by Whisperliner
Wed Apr 30, 2003 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 Oxygen Masks
Replies: 16
Views: 4357

RE: L1011 Oxygen Masks

yeah...it must take a lot of tubing to stretch to the seats. Does anyone know exactly how tall the celing is on the L-1011? I think 747 has 8 foot celings, but this looks taller- or is it only an illusion?

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by Whisperliner
Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Tech Headphones
Replies: 13
Views: 2196

RE: Low Tech Headphones

last year when I flew on China Eastern's MD-11, I also recieved the pneumatic head phones. I thought it was cool since you don't see them very often, and the sound quality wasn't bad- stereo too =)

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by Whisperliner
Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Guns When Doors Will Do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7490

RE: Why Guns When Doors Will Do?

"Jeff G... you realize your aurguing guns with an internet consultant and an editor? Somehow this makes them more qualified than a pilot on this issue. Sorry guys... but unless you do the job on a day to day basis, YOUR OPINON DOESN'T COUNT!" since when does becoming a pilot qualifies one as a gun e...

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by Whisperliner
Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Guns When Doors Will Do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7490

RE: Why Guns When Doors Will Do?

"If a pilot wanted to commit suicide, he doesn't need a gun to do it."

...but it would make it easier right?

what about a scenario where terrorists claim to have a bomb in the luggage hold, and will detonate it if the firearm is not turned over. so do the pilots call the bluff?

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by Whisperliner
Sun Apr 20, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Guns When Doors Will Do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7490

RE: Why Guns When Doors Will Do?

how come no one addressed the issue of suicidal pilots? I mean, with all due respect of pilots as proffesionals- but they are humans beings too. So how if a pilot with a chip on his shoulder decides to turn terrorist by using the readily avalible gun on the other pilot- then he would be free to use ...

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by Whisperliner
Sat Apr 19, 2003 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Guns When Doors Will Do?
Replies: 103
Views: 7490

RE: Why Guns When Doors Will Do?

well...you also trust your doctor with your life, do you trust him with a gun?

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by Whisperliner
Mon Mar 03, 2003 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bush's Plane Landed Safely After Lightning Struck
Replies: 36
Views: 5812

RE: Bush's Plane Landed Safely After Lightning Struck

Yeah I agree with Dab920. well said. hahaha hkgspotters comments are quite funny. well isn't that what america is all about? having the freedom to make fun who ever you want =D

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by Whisperliner
Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool Airline Name
Replies: 20
Views: 2755

RE: Cool Airline Name

here is some...

Air Eeh?
Canned Air

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