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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Aug 25, 2002 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Route Mapper: Your Flights This Year & Of All Time
Replies: 89
Views: 15667

RE: Route Mapper: Your Flights This Year & Of All Time

Geez... I usually frequent the same routes repeatedly, so it looks like I haven't flown much this year: <IMG SRC=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?PATH=SAN-ORD,SAN-DFW,SAN-LAX,SAN-SJC,SAN-JFK,SAN-STL,ORD-IND,ORD-BOS,BOS-JFK,ORD-BDL,BDL-JFK,IND-DFW,MIA-LAX,SJC-JFK,SJC-ORD,STL-IND,SAN-SFO,SFO-STL,STL-P...

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Jun 13, 2002 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?
Replies: 47
Views: 4289

RE: Non-revers...how Often Do You Fly?

My nonrev travel doesn't really fit any patterns... sometimes I fly a lot, sometimes not. My heaviest travel was during my internship at Delta last spring, when, during a four month period, I flew about 160,000 miles between DL jumpseats, DL positive space business travel, and American non-rev fligh...

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Jun 13, 2002 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA/AE Flights: MCI-LGA, BOS, FLL, SNA, LAX...
Replies: 19
Views: 5940

RE: New AA/AE Flights: MCI-LGA, BOS, FLL, SNA, LAX...

To add an interesting point on the LAX-SNA service... The flight will only operate once a day, in the early afternoon. Scheduled for a 35 minute block time, the flight will be operated not by a Saab, but by an ERJ-140.

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by Purdue Arrow
Fri May 31, 2002 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA At STL
Replies: 21
Views: 2575

RE: AA At STL

Pb737 -

As of Tuesday, 5/28, the livery count was as follows:

Total TWA LLC aircraft: 133
AA/TWA interim livery: 4
TWA livery: 14
AA livery: 115

So about 85% of the fleet is in full AA colors, and another 11% is in AA colors with TW titles.

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by Purdue Arrow
Wed May 22, 2002 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Daily Service DFW - Aregntina
Replies: 19
Views: 2155

RE: AA Daily Service DFW - Aregntina

No, AA717... AA already operates 1-stop DFW-EZE service over MIA. The rights that they have been granted now will allow them to operate DFW-EZE nonstop daily, in addition to the current schedule of JFK (767 5x/week), and MIA (777 5x/week and 767 daily), bringing their total to 24 flights per week US...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Mar 02, 2002 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation College Fleets...
Replies: 39
Views: 2192

RE: Aviation College Fleets...

A few notes about Purdue's fleet: The 14 Warrior IIIs are year 2000 models, so they are only in their second school year here The 4 Arrows are scheduled to be replaced in the summer of 2003. They are being replaced with new Arrows. The Duchesses are tentatively being replaced with Seminoles this sum...

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by Purdue Arrow
Fri Feb 01, 2002 3:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK-CDG-DFW On AA, J And F (Flagship Suite) - Long
Replies: 13
Views: 9594

RE: JFK-CDG-DFW On AA, J And F (Flagship Suite) - Long

Jsheldon - I spent Saturday in the Newburgh area, visiting family, before heading to Paris on Sunday evening. My trip actualy started with IND-ORD-SWF-ORD-CLE-JFK, but I left those segments out of the report.

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK-CDG-DFW On AA, J And F (Flagship Suite) - Long
Replies: 13
Views: 9594

RE: JFK-CDG-DFW On AA, J And F (Flagship Suite) - Long

Hi, Ben. These were actually my 3rd and 4th flights on the 777. I had my first 777 flight on 10/31/99, in coach, on a DFW-ORD flight. My second flight was a jumpseat experience during my Delta internship, on the MCO-ATL route. This was my first time flying in the premium cabins of the 777. As for th...

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by Purdue Arrow
Wed Jan 30, 2002 2:42 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK-CDG-DFW On AA, J And F (Flagship Suite) - Long
Replies: 13
Views: 9594

RE: JFK-CDG-DFW On AA, J And F (Flagship Suite) - Long

Thanks for the positive comments... Salvation: I was given a seat in the main cabin because that's the cabin I was listed for. I was listed on 3 flights prior to the JFK departure, and on those flights I wanted to be in coach, so I listed for Y. As for the internship, it was outstanding. I interned ...

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Jan 29, 2002 11:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JFK-CDG-DFW On AA, J And F (Flagship Suite) - Long
Replies: 13
Views: 9594

JFK-CDG-DFW On AA, J And F (Flagship Suite) - Long

After 21 years of enjoying travel benefits as the dependant of an American Airlines employee, I will be losing those benefits in May, when I graduate from college. (I'm a pilot, majoring in Professional Flight Technology, so hopefully I'll have my own travel benefits before too long!) Despite my lon...

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Jan 03, 2002 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Rescheduling Question For AA
Replies: 7
Views: 2606

RE: Flight Rescheduling Question For AA

Assuming that your fare permits standby travel, you can change your routing as long as you fly an equal or lesser number of flight segments as your original itinerary. The one issue you have to be concerned with here is this... If you attempt, for example, PIT-STL-OGG, fly to STL, and find that you ...

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by Purdue Arrow
Mon Dec 31, 2001 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's New Hub In STL
Replies: 15
Views: 3071

RE: American's New Hub In STL

Deltaflyertoo - In practice, the way that they would set up having one hub cater to lower-yield traffic would be to make more seats available in the lower fare classes on flights connecting at STL, and making a higher percentage of the seats through DFW or ORD in the higher fare buckets. Thus, when ...

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Oct 23, 2001 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It True You Cant Fly Vfr Into Miegs Anymore?
Replies: 2
Views: 1950

RE: Is It True You Cant Fly Vfr Into Miegs Anymore?

You can still fly VFR into LAX all you want... To the best of my knowledge, Miegs is the only airport that is totally closed to VFR traffic for reasons other than the general TFRs.

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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Oct 14, 2001 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Personalized Checks
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

RE: Personalized Checks

Identity Check Printers makes an American Airlines check series, featuring, IIRC, 6 or 8 different AA pictures. I don't remember the design code off hand, but they could probably get it for you if you called them.

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Oct 13, 2001 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PC Vs. Mac
Replies: 36
Views: 2324

RE: PC Vs. Mac

I strongly prefer PCs over Macintoys. I have an English class in a Mac lab this semester, and the computers really bite - the Mac OS is so much less user-friendly than Windows, and I REALLY can't stand the single-button mouse.

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Oct 13, 2001 2:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Engines In Sync" - What Does This Mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 9720

RE:Engines In Sync - What Does This Mean?

"Sync" is short for "syncronized". The engines are in sync when they are turning at the same rate. The pulsing sound you hear when the engines are not in sync comes from the different frequencies of the sound waves. I don't think it's damaging to the airframe (though I could be wrong), but it is not...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Oct 07, 2001 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Time
Replies: 2
Views: 1129

RE: Flight Time

A pilot for a 121 carrier is limited to the following flight time limits. Only commercial flying counts, personal flying is exempt:

8 hours/day
30 hours/7 days
100 hours/month
1000 hours/year

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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Oct 07, 2001 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CFI Vs. Cfii?
Replies: 3
Views: 10510

RE: CFI Vs. Cfii?

Kinda similar to what both previous replies said, but different... When you become a flight instructor, you get a CFI (Certified Flight Instructor) certificate. The certificate also carries ratings. The standard assumption, when a person says that he is a CFI, is that he is actually a CFI-A, CFI-Air...

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Oct 04, 2001 8:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Word Template For Rating Application
Replies: 4
Views: 1379

RE: Word Template For Rating Application

I e-mailed it to you, Neil... Let me know if you didn't get it.

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Oct 04, 2001 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Shut Out At DCA
Replies: 17
Views: 2286

RE: Airlines Shut Out At DCA

TWA LLC doesn't have the rights to serve LAX-DCA... when the operating certificate was trasferred from "TransWorld Airlines" to "TWC Airlines, LLC", the route authority was not allowed to be transferred. That slot exemption now belongs to Alaska, to operate SEA-DCA service.

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by Purdue Arrow
Wed Oct 03, 2001 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Gore's Got A New Look
Replies: 48
Views: 2863

RE: Al Gore's Got A New Look

Actually, if he wears his beard for the next 3 1/2 years, he'll be the first beard-wearing guy to lose the presidency since the last one, assuming that the democrats see fit to re-nominate him. Of course, maybe it would be nice if he won... who wants to have pesky things like engines, anyway?

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by Purdue Arrow
Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 1593

RE: AA To Europe

Quick correction... AA does not use the EmPower system. EmPower requires a special adapter, while American's seat power outlets are conventional car-cigarette-lighter type power ports. They're great, because you can use them not only for laptops, but also for CD players and things, as long as you ha...

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Oct 02, 2001 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Food Service
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

RE: AA Food Service

Gibberish - This refers only to actual meals... beverages and snack mix will continue to be served. Also, it applies only to non-transcontinental domestic flights and 2-class international flights (Canada, Mexica, Carribean, Central America). Transcons (2 and 3 class) and 3-class internationals wil ...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Sep 30, 2001 12:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Practice
Replies: 11
Views: 1051

RE: The Practice

The Practice is, quite simply, the best show on television. I have loved that show since it began several years back. TWFirst - The daughter, trying to protect her father, claimed on the stand that she shot the guy. That's what made the father make the plea bargain - he didn't want his daughter to t...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Sep 30, 2001 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Ending SAN-LGW Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 3467

RE: BA Ending SAN-LGW Flights?

I don't think you have anything to worry about with AA160... That flight has been operating for at least 15 years, and I don't think it's going anywhere. The most I could see happening to it is a downgrade to a 738 or a 757 which, while a larger airplane, would not allow you to fly in Biz. On a side...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Sep 29, 2001 11:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Ending SAN-LGW Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 3467

RE: BA Ending SAN-LGW Flights?

Aaron - Both the JFK redeye and the 2nd BOS flight were seasonal services... they were originally scheduled, I believe, until the end of September. In the end, mainline AA service at SAN isn't losing much, although I'm REALLY going to miss the ORD redeye - that's the flight that I take most often.

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Sep 29, 2001 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Ending SAN-LGW Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 3467

RE: BA Ending SAN-LGW Flights?

I know of 2 or 3 of the AA flights to be cut from SAN... We are losing the redeye to JFK, which was to be a summer-only service anyway. With DL cutting their daily service, that leaves 2 daily AA flights on the SAN-JFK route. We are also losing one of the two daily flights to Boston, which leaves th...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Sep 23, 2001 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush Speech What Was Needed
Replies: 19
Views: 1462

RE: Bush Speech What Was Needed

ADG - Contrary to your remark, Bush did not say to release Americans from Afghan prisons, but to release all people falsely imprisoned. A Direct quote from the text of the speech, which can be found at <A HREF=http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2001/09/20010920-8.html>the White House website</A...

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by Purdue Arrow
Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Every US Airport Is Shut Down!
Replies: 7
Views: 2782

RE: Every US Airport Is Shut Down!

The Official NOTAM (Notice TO AirMen), issued this morning: !FDC 1/9731 FDC SPECIAL NOTICE - DUE TO EXTRADORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES AND FOR REASONS OF SAFETY. ATTENTION ALL AIRCRAFT OPERATORS, BY ORDER OF THE FEDERAL AVATION COMMAND CENTER, ALL AIRPORTS/ AIRDROMES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR LANDING AND TAK...

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Sep 11, 2001 12:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA / CX To HKG & DXB
Replies: 7
Views: 4380

RE: AA / CX To HKG & DXB

The reason that the 767 you flew DFW-SFO didn't have PTV's, despite being an international aircraft, is that premium passengers on these planes are provided with personal DVD players and a DVD library on international flights. This gives passengers a selection of 20-30 movies, which can be stopped a...

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by Purdue Arrow
Mon Sep 10, 2001 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation Programs/universities
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

RE: Aviation Programs/universities

I can whole-heartedly reccomend Purdue to you if you're looking for a high quality flight program. I'm a senior this year, and, with a little less than 400 hours, I'm getting ready to start interviews with regional airlines. Our program is outstanding, and there is no hassle at all scheduling flight...

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Sep 06, 2001 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biz Class On AA 767-200s
Replies: 11
Views: 3723

RE: Biz Class On AA 767-200s

Aaron - The only planes left with the brown seats are the ones that are going away... MD-11s and 3-class A300s. While the domestic 767-200s do have a smaller pitch in Business than the international fleet (currently 40" domestic vs. 60" international), I have read that the pitch on the domestic flee...

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by Purdue Arrow
Wed Sep 05, 2001 7:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jepp Or Nos?
Replies: 17
Views: 2805

RE: Jepp Or Nos?

XFSU - To get coverage for GA and AL, you need need to buy 2 sets of Jepps... GA is in the Southeast region, which also includes the Carolinas. That sells for $26, or $114/year (6 revisions). Alabama charts are in the Mid-South region, which also includes KY, TN, and MS. It's the same price as the s...

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by Purdue Arrow
Mon Sep 03, 2001 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 764's Going International?
Replies: 49
Views: 2519

RE: DL 764's Going International?

Gt1 - The reason that the L15 never needed crew rest on the HNL flights is simple... The FAA allows a 3-man crew to fly legs of 8-12 hours. Since the L15 required a flight engineer, all 3 crewmembers were in the cockpit for the entire flight. As the 764 does not have a flight engineer, that leaves a...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Sep 02, 2001 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internships?
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

RE: Internships?

During my internship I got to do a lot of cool things. The best for me was the jumpseating... I had unlimited domestic jumpseat benefits on Delta, and I got to take 3 internation trips (San Jose, Costa Rica, Istanbul, and Rome). I also did a lot of stuff at the office. Some of it was just office wor...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Sep 01, 2001 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What School Do You Go To
Replies: 35
Views: 3085

RE: What School Do You Go To

I'm a senior in the School of Technology at Purdue University.

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Sep 01, 2001 9:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: General: Spoiler Effects
Replies: 26
Views: 3398

RE: General: Spoiler Effects

Spoilers serve several purposes, each of which have already been addressed. They can be used in flight, at the pilots command, to slow down the airplane or to increase the decent rate. They can also, despite CYKA's assertions, be used to augment the roll capability of the aircraft. Whether or not sp...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Sep 01, 2001 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Internships?
Replies: 6
Views: 1206

RE: Internships?

I spent a semester (January-May 2001) doing a Flight Operations internship at Delta. It was a wonderful experience, and I met a lot of really great people. Unlike other airlines, Delta pays interns, so it was also affordable.

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by Purdue Arrow
Fri Aug 24, 2001 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favourite Aviation-related Quote?
Replies: 41
Views: 2432

RE: What's Your Favourite Aviation-related Quote?

From a statue on the Terazzo of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO:


"Man's flight through life is sustained by the power of his knowledge."


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by Purdue Arrow
Fri Aug 24, 2001 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA SAN - ORD
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

RE: AA SAN - ORD

Last year, we had a lot more 737s on this route - all but one flight a day for a while. I think that the main reason for the return to MD-80s is the slackened demand for business travel. If you look at the capacaties of these planes in the American configurations, you would see that they are almost ...

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Aug 23, 2001 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia The Largest Carrier Into South America
Replies: 19
Views: 2292

RE: Iberia The Largest Carrier Into South America

Republic - If you are going to count the Carribean, as you have in your post, I think you will find that CO comes no where near the number of destinations served by AA in the south-of-the-us region... South America: <I>CO (9): Caracas, Bogata, Quito, Guayaquil, Lima, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Rio de Jane...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sun Aug 19, 2001 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA & AA Replace Older 762?
Replies: 32
Views: 2896

RE: Will UA & AA Replace Older 762?

SJC>SFO - As was said, the 767 on AA 151 is a daily flight, and was upgraded from a 757 to accomodate passengers connecting to TPE and NRT. Using a 767 allowed them to put passengers in 3 classes all the way, rather than putting Biz traffic in First for the domestic leg. I can't tell you how full th...

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by Purdue Arrow
Fri Aug 17, 2001 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And AA 777 Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2635

RE: UA And AA 777 Questions

Greg - While you will be in a Business Class seat, the service will be standard coach. The flight between Chicago and DFW is operated as 2-class, so the Business Class seats are used for coach passengers. It'll definitely be more comfortable than coach, but the service will be identical.

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by Purdue Arrow
Thu Aug 16, 2001 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learning How To Fly And Student Loans
Replies: 6
Views: 4562

RE: Learning How To Fly And Student Loans

As a Purdue student, I am deeply involved in student loans, and have been for a few years now. Hopefully this helps... Educational loans come in two main varieties, student loans and parent loans. The main student loan is the Stafford, which any student is eligible to get if attending an accredited ...

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Aug 14, 2001 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA & AA Replace Older 762?
Replies: 32
Views: 2896

RE: Will UA & AA Replace Older 762?

I had 2 flights on AA 767-200s yesterday, and the airplane, from a passenger point of view, does not need to be replaced. The first flight, JFK-SJC, I was in Business Class. While the aircraft did not have MRTB, it did have the new business class seats, which are very comfortable. The second flight,...

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Aug 07, 2001 4:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lahso
Replies: 12
Views: 4854

RE: Lahso

<B><I>Do the pilots here think this is safe?</B></I> I can't speak for other pilots, but I consider it safe. When you recieve a clearance to Land and Hold Short, you will be informed, either by the controller or by ATIS, how much runway is available. Because it is the PIC's responsibility to be fami...

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by Purdue Arrow
Sat Aug 04, 2001 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's New Transatlantic Srvc
Replies: 8
Views: 1322

RE: Delta's New Transatlantic Srvc

JFK-SAN hasn't been BusinessElite US for some time... while the flight was introduced with a 767-300ER in the international configuration, i was downgraded some time ago to a 757, and now further downgraded to a 737-800.

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Jul 31, 2001 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Gathering July 31st
Replies: 163
Views: 4773

RE: Atlanta Gathering July 31st

Looks like I'll be able to make it in for the day, too. I have a test Tuesday morning, but then I'll be heading down to IND to catch DL953 to ATL, scheduled to arrive at D34 at 1506.

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Jul 31, 2001 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Delta Scalp People
Replies: 44
Views: 1818

RE: Why Does Delta Scalp People

"The point is Delta Raised their fares in 10 minutes because they heard Valujet/Airtran was leaving. They just raised them. When they heard they were staying, they said "Uh Oh!!" and lowered them again, Finally when the final VJFL Leaving announcement arrived, they Jacked their fares to $1,000.00. T...

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by Purdue Arrow
Tue Jul 31, 2001 1:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: David Takes Delta! -OMG!
Replies: 26
Views: 2629

RE: David Takes Delta! -OMG!

My assumption, LoneStarMike, is that David couldn't tell exactly what was being said from seat 12D. My experiences while jumpseating on about 100 DL flights last semester were that most of the conversation between the cockpit and cabin crews during taxi were related to the flight, rather than casual...

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