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by lax777lr
Wed May 18, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didn't AA Fly The 747-200/400?
Replies: 30
Views: 12181

RE: Why Didn't AA Fly The 747-200/400?

Studies in the late 90s/early 2000s showed the 744 was chosen mostly for range and not capacity. The <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym> was used too purely for the range for <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-...

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by lax777lr
Sat Nov 14, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TP Drops A350, Orders 14 A330-900/39 A320neo
Replies: 127
Views: 35349

RE: TP Drops A350, Orders 14 A330-900/39 A320neo

You've got to stop the ship from sinking before you decide on new paint

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by lax777lr
Thu Sep 24, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pope On AA For US Visit
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Pope On AA For US Visit

I'm curious as to what birds <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is using for the Pope during his US visit and for his trip back to Rome. Any special configurations and/or crew for him. I hope he at least gets a free bag checked... AAny info, AAnyone?  <img src="http://cdn-www...

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by lax777lr
Mon Feb 09, 2015 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And The 757 Abuse
Replies: 235
Views: 35032

RE: UA And The 757 Abuse

I'm thoroughly enjoying the bitterness, debate, and justification for said bitterness. Thank you! Um, if the route wasn't economically viable (customers paying for it despite apparently horrid operational statistics), they wouldn't fly it. If <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> could...

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by lax777lr
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update On Bagram 747 Crash
Replies: 25
Views: 21139

RE: Update On Bagram 747 Crash

With this below report, it becomes very relevant that 5 instead of a max of 3 MRAPs were on board. Our friends in Seattle/Chicago aren't going to come out of this smelling very good if indeed true: <a href="http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ntsb-releases-factual-reports-fatal-184500709.html" target="_bl...

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by lax777lr
Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's First 787 Takes Flight
Replies: 93
Views: 34121

RE: AA's First 787 Takes Flight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/etops1" class="quote" target="_blank">etops1</a> (<a href="#32" class="quote">Reply 32</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Man, I don't know...

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by lax777lr
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: October 25: Very Last MD11 Scheduled Pax. Service
Replies: 134
Views: 28120

RE: October 25: Very Last MD11 Scheduled Pax. Service

I flew <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Pearl Harbor-Hickam JB (Hickam AFB) (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Denpasar / Bali - Ngurah Rai International (DPS / WAD...

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by lax777lr
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Double Daily To Heathrow
Replies: 29
Views: 12033

RE: Air China Double Daily To Heathrow

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/migair54" class="quote" target="_blank">migair54</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Actually the schedule is not that good at ...

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by lax777lr
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A321T
Replies: 43
Views: 13797

RE: AA A321T

So here's an interesting thought: is the ride on the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 321T more turbulent than on the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> P.S. 757? We're speculating there is a ride difference between the 762 and 321T, so how about comparing the p...

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by lax777lr
Wed Jun 18, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Lucky Breaks When Flying
Replies: 26
Views: 2815

RE: Your Lucky Breaks When Flying

Settling into my Y seat for a 9.5 hour journey from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, and then a smiling F/A...

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by lax777lr
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 New "Mint Premium" (Dom F / J Class) Seats
Replies: 31
Views: 14063

RE: B6 New "Mint Premium" (Dom F / J Class) Seats

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/joeycapps" class="quote" target="_blank">joeycapps</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>On transcons, especially on redeyes, I...

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by lax777lr
Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Craziest Route You've Taken On Purpose
Replies: 80
Views: 4738

RE: The Craziest Route You've Taken On Purpose

LAX-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acrony...

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by lax777lr
Sun Apr 20, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Switch To Banked Hub At MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 12499

RE: AA's Switch To Banked Hub At MIA

I would argue that implementing a "banked" hub indicates a revenue environment where pricing power is stronger than the need to realize cost savings from a de-peaked/rolling hub.

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by lax777lr
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa's New Policy To Oversell First Class
Replies: 48
Views: 22476

RE: Lufthansa's New Policy To Oversell First Class

Rest assured this policy isn't because Revenue Management is bored and is looking to anger valuable customers for the fun of it......... There is obviously under-utilized inventory and an opportunity for improvement. I would also contend that if push came to shove, mileage award F seats would be for...

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by lax777lr
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 777F Vs. UPS MD-11 And 744F
Replies: 21
Views: 13344

RE: FedEx 777F Vs. UPS MD-11 And 744F

Great replies all, and agreed on the different equipment for the different business models. With continuing-albeit-shrunken profits with both companies, it's great to see both approaches viable.

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by lax777lr
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 777F Vs. UPS MD-11 And 744F
Replies: 21
Views: 13344

FedEx 777F Vs. UPS MD-11 And 744F

Who made the better call? As the global economy is still recovering and fuel prices remain high, ULH economics are difficult to justify with the burn-fuel-to-carry-fuel equation. The softened economy has also tempered demand for just-in-time express delivery as more businesses are willing to endure ...

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by lax777lr
Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle Branding Added To LAX-SFO
Replies: 140
Views: 17927

RE: Delta Shuttle Branding Added To LAX-SFO

Frequency, upgrade chances, amenities (Sierra Nevada brews, free newspapers, etc.) and assigned seating (shot at <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>). I think this package on this route will have the best chances of any tail trying to take some of <acronym title="Southwest Airline...

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by lax777lr
Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL CEO Gives Up Seat For Stranded Mom
Replies: 101
Views: 24407

RE: DL CEO Gives Up Seat For Stranded Mom

If you can possibly interpret this as negative and greedy on the CEO's or <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s part, you clearly have an axe to grind with him/them. I'm <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> Platinum and a million miler and this makes me want to patro...

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by lax777lr
Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargolux 748 LX-VCI Right To Storage
Replies: 29
Views: 16197

RE: Cargolux 748 LX-VCI Right To Storage

Always great to see Stitch and Lightsaber weigh in on the same thread. We're assured of a quality debate with good information. Keep goin'!

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by lax777lr
Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Was The 747 Really "bought For Its Range"?
Replies: 28
Views: 8663

RE: Was The 747 Really "bought For Its Range"?

Yes at least for the 744. I clearly recall analyses on that bird being used for its range in the '90s and pre-777-200ER.

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by lax777lr
Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson Airways May Fly To Hawaii With Dreamliner
Replies: 121
Views: 19506

RE: Thomson Airways May Fly To Hawaii With Dreamliner

Again, doubtful. Even with the 787's big improvement in efficiency and ultimately operating costs, this bird still needs to burn a lot of fuel to carry enough fuel for an ULH mission like this. Factor in the additional crew requirements then divide by Mr. and Mrs. Essex's holiday budget, and you pro...

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by lax777lr
Tue May 21, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US711 ZRH-PHL Diverts To CDG
Replies: 10
Views: 7186

RE: US711 ZRH-PHL Diverts To CDG

Good thing they were on instruments  

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by lax777lr
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has UA Flown SFO-CDG In The Past?
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

RE: Has UA Flown SFO-CDG In The Past?

<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="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Pretty sure it was ...

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by lax777lr
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 744 Strikes Aerobridge At Melbourne Tullamarine
Replies: 38
Views: 19513

RE: United 744 Strikes Aerobridge At Melbourne Tullamarine

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jagflyer" class="quote" target="_blank">jagflyer</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>Great idea! Use up bandwidth and reduce ...

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by lax777lr
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots
Replies: 156
Views: 43246

RE: Why Was The L1011 So Popular With Pilots

Great comments! I flew on her on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> in C in ...

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by lax777lr
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Smoking On Military Flights
Replies: 1
Views: 5140

Smoking On Military Flights

We all know Obama and Boehner aren't shy about lighting up a lung dart regularly... And maybe Biden has a prescription for something stronger (couldn't resist).. Are these esteemed pax allowed to smoke on board military VIP flights? Thanks in advance and keep the political comments tame  <img s...

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by lax777lr
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Cutting Back On Cabin Crew Allowances
Replies: 51
Views: 19122

RE: SQ Cutting Back On Cabin Crew Allowances

Look at <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> earnings release today for <acronym title="Zambian Airways">Q3</acronym>: operating profit and revenue both down. Results were aided by one-time asset and part sales. Comments by analysts, "... The glory days are behind them.... The airline ne...

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by lax777lr
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian Announces YYZ And LAX
Replies: 32
Views: 11701

RE: Saudi Arabian Announces YYZ And LAX

15+ hour flights with no wine or cocktails? No thank you.

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by lax777lr
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Rolls Out New Fare Structure
Replies: 88
Views: 19337

RE: AA Rolls Out New Fare Structure

Interesting - Choice Plus is very close to AAdvantage Gold benefits on a segment basis plus a cocktail.

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by lax777lr
Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA Quits/fired Over Facebook Post
Replies: 13
Views: 10074

RE: FA Quits/fired Over Facebook Post

Extremely poor judgement. When you are on the clock in a customer-facing role, you put you opinions in your back pocket. If it is impossible to contain yourself in a non-abusive situation, you are choosing to risk your employment. That simple. Choice then consequences.

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by lax777lr
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-DEQM Offer Nov-Dec 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3671

RE: AA-DEQM Offer Nov-Dec 2012

Definitely trying to hold on to valuable customers during the shaky BK times and associated labor strife. With this and Jan/Febs DEQM promo, at least a whole quarter of 2012 will be DEQM. Does anyone know what elite levels the latest promo applies to?

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by lax777lr
Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Releases Hurricane Sandy Policy
Replies: 1
Views: 1914

RE: AA Releases Hurricane Sandy Policy

I lucked out on my 30 October itinerary from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> via <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK)...

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by lax777lr
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have US Airlines Closed The Gap On Intl Service?
Replies: 98
Views: 12619

RE: Have US Airlines Closed The Gap On Intl Service?

I think our expectation of US carriers has finally bottomed out so perception is thusly better. I feel like I'm getting great service by actually getting refills of wine in J without asking on US carriers. Of course not the rule, but mediocrity is quite common..

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by lax777lr
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NFL London Charters 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4516

NFL London Charters 2012

How are the Patriots and Rams getting across the pond?

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by lax777lr
Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United: All Systems Down
Replies: 59
Views: 24515

RE: United: All Systems Down

Obama just held a press conference and blamed the outage on George Bush. Full report on the 11 o'clock news  

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by lax777lr
Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 77E And C-17 Close Call Report
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

RE: AA 77E And C-17 Close Call Report

Link below

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by lax777lr
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 77E And C-17 Close Call Report
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

RE: AA 77E And C-17 Close Call Report

2000 feet laterally on converging courses at the same altitude - FL220. I'll try to post the link again

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by lax777lr
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 77E And C-17 Close Call Report
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

AA 77E And C-17 Close Call Report

Front page article in the journal today about a very close call in Jan 2011 between a <acronym title="Sao Paulo - Guarulhos International (Cumbica) (GRU / SBGR), Brazil">GRU</acronym>-bound <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 77E and a C-17 off the coast of New Jersey: <a href="htt...

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by lax777lr
Sun Jul 08, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Wont Aer Lingus Restart US Westcoast
Replies: 49
Views: 9469

RE: Why Wont Aer Lingus Restart US Westcoast

All goes back to the bottom line of many threads: loads are very different than yields.

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by lax777lr
Sat May 19, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Average Age Of US FAs?
Replies: 60
Views: 8398

RE: Average Age Of US FAs?

30 domestic domestic - 109 international flights  

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by lax777lr
Wed May 16, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA To Drop Athens, Abu Dhabi
Replies: 69
Views: 20222

RE: SIA To Drop Athens, Abu Dhabi

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RWA380" class="quote" target="_blank">RWA380</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>So will <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellini...

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by lax777lr
Wed May 02, 2012 5:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help: United's Domestic First Vs. Business
Replies: 7
Views: 4592

RE: Help: United's Domestic First Vs. Business

Save your miles! Either pony up the C fare (which is very reasonable) or gut it out in Y for a relatively short flight. And don't expect to be pampered in domestic F/C unless it's transcon. And that can be spotty too...

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by lax777lr
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Had The Shortest Domestic Widebody Fl
Replies: 51
Views: 6843

RE: What Airline Had The Shortest Domestic Widebod

DEN-COS Roundtrip on UA with a DC-10. Late 90s I believe...

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by lax777lr
Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Impress A FA, Dont Ask For Diet Coke!
Replies: 72
Views: 25878

RE: How To Impress A FA, Dont Ask For Diet Coke!

Oh yeah, I think we all seek how to impress flight attendants more with very flight... If you weren't brought up with basic interpersonal skills and common courtesy from your mom long ago, I doubt this article will influence your behavior... Good book plug though...  <img src="http://cdn-www.ai...

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by lax777lr
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Launch Miami-Seattle
Replies: 63
Views: 14147

RE: AA To Launch Miami-Seattle

Probably timed for transporting cruise passengers too...

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by lax777lr
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Bruce Dickinson Flying For An Airline Now?
Replies: 15
Views: 17390

RE: Is Bruce Dickinson Flying For An Airline Now?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spinkid" class="quote" target="_blank">spinkid</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>What about Elaine Dickinson? She was a hec...

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by lax777lr
Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tall Flier Decries Extra Legroom Fee
Replies: 62
Views: 6658

RE: Tall Flier Decries Extra Legroom Fee

The population is different and we can't regulate everything to level the playing field in all situations. It's too cumbersome and there will always be an exception. Should people with poor vision be entitled to expensive front-row seats at a concert or show at the same price as nosebleed seats? It ...

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by lax777lr
Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Give All Ground Employees Raises In '12
Replies: 98
Views: 12905

RE: Delta To Give All Ground Employees Raises In '12

The nerve of DL giving more money to employees! Could they get any more greedy?!

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by lax777lr
Thu Dec 15, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: US Military Leaving Iraq - Airlift
Replies: 16
Views: 7053

US Military Leaving Iraq - Airlift

WIth the US military formerly ending the war in Iraq (no political snipes please), it seems that it is a massive and immediate departure of troops back to the US. Is there a corresponding massive lift using commercial birds to get the troops home? Any insight or details regarding a/c, flights, etc. ...

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by lax777lr
Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did UA Fly Its DC10-30/B767-200s To?
Replies: 49
Views: 6404

RE: Where Did UA Fly Its DC10-30/B767-200s To?

SEA-HKG for the -30s as well. I think that was the longest DC-10 route ever.

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