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by quiet1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152453

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

My house was under the climb-out pattern for west-bound planes and I'd rush outdoors to see the UA 747 (UA953) and various DC-10s fly over. That sound of their engines is still music to my ears. Ah yes, UAL953 was the morning departure to ORD and HNL. I lived on the other side of the airport and wo...

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by quiet1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going In CLE - 2018
Replies: 1635
Views: 152453

Re: What's Going In CLE - 2018

As an ex-Buckeye av-geek born & raised in Lorain County, some of these posts sent me down memory lane, especially the YouTube video from 1974. As a teenager I spent a lot of time on the observation deck in the early 1970's. I had shoeboxes of photos of planes that got thrown out during my move o...

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by quiet1
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?
Replies: 78
Views: 12650

Re: Why Does UA Struggle With Polaris Lounge Roll Outs?

I've read that the installation of Polaris seats on the 767s is combined with some extensive work to extend the productive lifetime of the airframe since UA has now committed to keeping the 767s longer. Can anybody here confirm that? Also, in online reviews of the El Al new 787s the J seats are call...

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by quiet1
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN
Replies: 30
Views: 10422

Re: DL downgrading seats on JFK-KEF/PDL/SNN

CONTACREW wrote:
The domestic 777 will only be on EWR-DUB all other TATL/TPAC flights will remain with international equipped aircraft (75B/76P/76A/76C/76N/78V/78Z/78U/77Y/77Q/77T)


Why three 787 designations (V,Z,U)? Other than obvious 787-8 and 787-9, what's the third differentiator?

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by quiet1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you say "SAS" or "S-A-S" and "ANA" or "A-N-A"?
Replies: 42
Views: 3354

Re: Do you say "SAS" or "S-A-S" and "ANA" or "A-N-A"?

Most of my Japanese friends refer to ANA as "Zen-ni-ku" when speaking in Japanese to other Japanese speakers. I've never heard them say "ANA" though they do usually say "A-N-A" when speaking to non-Japanese speakers.

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by quiet1
Tue May 02, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?
Replies: 120
Views: 36408

Re: Update on Hawaiian Airlines new livery?

Or, an unneeded apostrophe: HAW'AIIAN

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by quiet1
Tue May 02, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Hawaii Anniversary
Replies: 46
Views: 5393

Re: UA Hawaii Anniversary

For very brief periods of time time there was HNL-HKG and HNL-ICN (maybe it was still Kimpo?) non-stop service.

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by quiet1
Mon May 01, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s
Replies: 35
Views: 8635

Re: VIDEO: "Abandoned" NW 727s and 747s

VapourTrails wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC9tFPBNUr8 - Abandoned plane found, 737. Exploring with Josh, YouTube, published November 13, 2016.


What model of 737 had a full-size exit door over the wings? I've never seen that before.

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by quiet1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things that USED to take up room in your bag
Replies: 24
Views: 2309

Re: Things that USED to take up room in your bag

A thick inflight handbook, boarding jacket, serving jacket, dress shirts, vest, uniform pants, pouch with wine opener, extra liquor seals, spare flashlight, spare watch, small scissors. I'm a retired F/A who commuted. :D

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by quiet1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific confirms new first class and business class for upcoming 777-9's
Replies: 18
Views: 5771

Re: Cathay Pacific confirms new first class and business class for upcoming 777-9's

johnclipper wrote:
From the concepts I have seen, some features are cutting edge.


Can you share any examples?

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by quiet1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.
Replies: 86
Views: 17950

Re: Not So Cramped NarrowBody Transatlantic Service.

One factor to consider when comparing the pitch of the original 707s/DC8s to today's narrow bodies, is that the seat backs were thicker which adds to seat pitch (the measurement from a point in a seat to the same point in the seat in front of it.) They might have been as much as 2" thicker than...

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by quiet1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"
Replies: 46
Views: 6644

Re: Comedy: "United Should cut Intl flying to fund Domestic Growth"

Part 2 - Wall Street won't let United grow capacity because of its own obsession with PRASM and penalizing airlines for capacity growth (plenty of examples over the last few years) Can you explain how that works? What are some of the examples over the last few years where "Wall Street" pe...

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by quiet1
Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising
Replies: 72
Views: 5025

Re: UNITED, new NYC area outdoor advertising

I'm catching up on a*net reading, and came across this thread. I was in Manhattan (mid-town east) from 11- to 18-April and never saw a single UA ad on a taxi. I only saw one ad on a bus-stop shelter. The last previous post on this thread says "3 weeks ago" as posting date which would mean ...

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by quiet1
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Law coming?
Replies: 167
Views: 22212

Re: SEAT Law coming?

Actually if there was a reasonable minimum estaliblished in the US it would benefit everybody. Most countries would comply and no airlines would be at disadvantage to each other. Ideally the minimums would be enough to get to a bit more room than the most cramped configurations in 777s and 787s tod...

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by quiet1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform
Replies: 8
Views: 2591

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform

And is that lady at the end a flight attendant wearing a tie, or and FO? Equality in the cabin but not the flight deck - or am I being harsh? What "lady at the end ... wearing a tie..."? Do you mean the people on the far left and far right on the top photo? I'm pretty sure those are both ...

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by quiet1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform
Replies: 8
Views: 2591

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines new flight and cabin crew uniform

smi0006 wrote:
[quote="RyanairGuru"And is that lady at the end a flight attendant wearing a tie, or and FO? Equality in the cabin but not the flight deck - or am I being harsh?


What "lady at the end ... wearing a tie..."? Do you mean the person on the far left on the top photo? I'm pretty sure that's a male F/A.

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by quiet1
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?
Replies: 16
Views: 3360

Re: Why doesn't LAX have moving walkways, etc?

Some historical trivia: When UA opened it's CIQ facility under Terminal 6 several years ago, the elderly moving sidewalk from the Immigrations area to Customs was inoperative for months and I heard it was because the area had some historical designation (from being in movie/movies?) and they had to ...

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by quiet1
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines pilots donates kidney to fellow Flight Attendant
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Alaska Airlines pilots donates kidney to fellow Flight Attendant

Perhaps someone can modify the thread title to indicate a pilot (singluar) not multiple pilots are donating kidneys?

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by quiet1
Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?
Replies: 139
Views: 28286

Re: Could A 747SP Really Fly Further Than A 747-200?

Wasn't one big factor on the reach of the 747-200s flying JFK-NRT for UA, NW and JL in the 80s a very premium configuration? In some of them coach was relegated to behind door 3. US corporations used to have very generous travel policies that allowed first class travel for flights longer than 12 ho...

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by quiet1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66880

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

As above, the shattered disc could have just as easily traveled through the cabin and killed a few people. It was just good luck that the disc traveled outboard of the aircraft. Is it a function of the rotation direction? If it had been engine #1 (to the left of the fuselage) would it likely have g...

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by quiet1
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy
Replies: 68
Views: 23889

Re: Delta Officially Announces Premium Economy

Remember when Business Class was the cat's meows on 747's at 2-4-2 seating with 38" pitch, leg/foot rests and enhanced catering with pre-departure drinks? Everything old is new again.

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by quiet1
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 16975

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

Well depends because if a lock failed on the overhead bins it would end up with a diversion due to the fact crew would have no access to safety equipment, oxygen bottles, first aid kits, defibs, fire extinguishers, infant life vests, spare life vests, some aircraft life rafts, the aircraft cannot r...

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 77W emerges from the factory
Replies: 121
Views: 42213

Re: United 77W emerges from the factory

This is a screen shot from a video Boeing had posted three or four years ago. I remember that it came up in some a.net thread at that time when there was absolutely no other speculation that the 77W would find a home at UA. Wonder if this is the livery we'll actually see? http://www.wpcoe.com/images...

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by quiet1
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 66880

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/ ... 1607990272


First time I've ever noticed a crew member without a watch.
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KarelXWB wrote:


First time I've ever noticed a crew member without a watch.

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by quiet1
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates new Tv commercial
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Re: Emirates new Tv commercial

Unless you're a First Class passenger who's not enamored to find someone else's child in your suite. :lol:

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by quiet1
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'
Replies: 282
Views: 34576

Re: Delta to cut JFK-NRT, NRT-BKK/KIX; MSP-NRT decision 'pending'

When are the last NRT-BKK and JFK-NRT flights?

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by quiet1
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?
Replies: 32
Views: 6250

Re: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?

There is no minimum flying requirement. With a prime line like SFO-PVG she could easily drop the trips she doesn't want to fly to the pool to be picked up by another FA. There are many who do this. It allows them to hold down a separate full time job while doing minimal work for the airline which i...

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by quiet1
Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?
Replies: 32
Views: 6250

Re: UA and the new FA TA-Any Predictions?

There is no minimum flying requirement. With a prime line like SFO-PVG she could easily drop the trips she doesn't want to fly to the pool to be picked up by another FA. There are many who do this. It allows them to hold down a separate full time job while doing minimal work for the airline which i...

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by quiet1
Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Re-Engine.......really stupid question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3802

Re: 737 Re-Engine.......really stupid question.

Since this seems to be more of a theoretical discussion: How about a T-tail with aft-fuselage-mounted engines a la DC9?

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by quiet1
Tue Jul 19, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fainting on flights
Replies: 13
Views: 28767

Re: Fainting on flights

I forget the technical details but there is some semi-common syndrome that occurs at altitude for men of a certain age (middle age?) after urinating. Can anybody fill in the blanks in that statement?

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by quiet1
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American Airlines flight Evacuated on the ground at LHR
Replies: 3
Views: 1000

Re: American Airlines flight Evacuated on the ground at LHR

The "burning" question is : "What would SQ have done?" :twisted:

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by quiet1
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United has a deal with FA's
Replies: 61
Views: 12566

Re: United has a deal with FA's

I'm curious if there will be any "early out" retirement incentive. Even, perhaps, in the form of a signing bonus, after which disenfranchised folks can take the money and run.

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by quiet1
Mon Jun 27, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking on planes!
Replies: 55
Views: 15061

Re: Smoking on planes!

I remember the HNL-NRT flights, which were 95% Japanese passengers, in the "Good Old Days." Not only was E-zone on the 747 smoking, for a while, so was half of D-zone. As soon as the no-smoking sign was turned off, it would be a dense blue cloud back there. Standing at door 4, sometimes yo...

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by quiet1
Sun Jun 12, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Flying Rights Japan To Australia
Replies: 20
Views: 8273

RE: UA Flying Rights Japan To Australia

UA actually had announced and planned to inaugurate <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> flights, but in their arrogance of ...

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by quiet1
Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 737 Through IR Camera
Replies: 15
Views: 5709

RE: WN 737 Through IR Camera

And, the glowing tires. I tend to forget how hot they can get.

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by quiet1
Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental #603 Accident LAX 1978 (pictures)
Replies: 55
Views: 20091

RE: Continental #603 Accident LAX 1978 (pictures)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CALTECH" class="quote" target="_blank">CALTECH</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Flight Attendant told them to not exit fro...

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by quiet1
Tue May 17, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29
Replies: 779
Views: 148534

RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 29

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/calpsafltskeds" class="quote" target="_blank">calpsafltskeds</a> (<a href="#41" class="quote">Reply 41</a>):<br/><i>772 10 across seating plan n...

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by quiet1
Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Question
Replies: 16
Views: 6068

RE: 747 Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Slcpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">Slcpilot</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Many years ago (in the 1970's) my father a...

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by quiet1
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Hong Kong Routes
Replies: 25
Views: 8068

RE: United Hong Kong Routes

The BKK and SIN F/A domiciles closed several years ago.

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by quiet1
Sat Dec 12, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Mulls Non-Stop US-Singapore Flight
Replies: 138
Views: 25447

RE: UA Mulls Non-Stop US-Singapore Flight

How about this for a wish-list item? If/when <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> starts non-stop USA-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>, they could switch the <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China ...

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by quiet1
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 77W "Main Cabin Extra" (Y+) Going To 3-4-3?
Replies: 30
Views: 10512

AA 77W "Main Cabin Extra" (Y+) Going To 3-4-3?

Within an <a href="http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/10/21/icelandair-economy-comfort-walks-a-pleasing-business-light-line/" target="_blank">online article</a> mainly about Icelandair, there is a quote: <i>"On the US side, it’s just extra-legroom economy, <u>with American Airlines even downgradi...

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by quiet1
Fri Oct 23, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Moving Headquarters
Replies: 57
Views: 23761

RE: American Airlines Moving Headquarters

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/COSPN" class="quote" target="_blank">COSPN</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>One of Uniteds problems is they can't attract ...

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by quiet1
Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG Remains Committed To A380 Fleet
Replies: 76
Views: 16903

RE: TG Remains Committed To A380 Fleet

Didn't TG try to cancel their A380 order before the first delivery?

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by quiet1
Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Up For UA @ SFO?
Replies: 40
Views: 6311

RE: Next Up For UA @ SFO?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/quiet1" class="quote" target="_blank">quiet1</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>How about flying an <acronym title="Auckland...

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by quiet1
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Up For UA @ SFO?
Replies: 40
Views: 6311

RE: Next Up For UA @ SFO?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SFOA380" class="quote" target="_blank">SFOA380</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>I thought <acronym title="San Francis...

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by quiet1
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ask DOT To Revoke AA LAX-HND Authority
Replies: 146
Views: 31136

RE: Delta Ask DOT To Revoke AA LAX-HND Authority

If the Hawaii-<acronym title="Tokyo - Haneda International (HND / RJTT), Japan">HND</acronym> market is so well-suited to those restricted night-time <acronym title="Tokyo - Haneda International (HND / RJTT), Japan">HND</acronym> slots, why is only <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acrony...

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by quiet1
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudia Hostesses Wearing Short Skirts
Replies: 65
Views: 32694

RE: Saudia Hostesses Wearing Short Skirts

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SR380" class="quote" target="_blank">SR380</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Hi guy, I ran into that picture today:</i...

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by quiet1
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To End Interline/Tkt Agreement With AA - Part 1
Replies: 230
Views: 25211

DL To End Interline/Tkt Agreement With AA - Part 1

How does this bode for interline employee travel? If <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> cannot issue tickets for <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> flights, does that mean <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> employees lose travel benefits on <acr...

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by quiet1
Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 71936

BA 777 On Fire At Las Vegas - Part 1

Time matters in an evac, especially with a fire. Every second. Notice in the time when the last person comes down the slide and the time of the explosion in this video. They didn't even have a 15 second margin of error. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qyZFASOAe0" target="_blank">http://www....

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by quiet1
Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25
Replies: 200
Views: 32634

RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Are they going to re-configure 8405 into the configuration of 8194?

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