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by ukoverlander
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 737 MAX Misconceptions: An Engineer's View
Replies: 3
Views: 1165

The Boeing 737 MAX Misconceptions: An Engineer's View

This is an interesting article for all of us interested in the troubles of the 737 Max. I am certainly not an aviation engineer but I thought it worthy of posting here as it may generate useful discussion and insights from both the professionals and enthusiasts among the Anet community. https://seek...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Share Price up Almost $10 Today
Replies: 28
Views: 3871

Re: Boeing Share Price up Almost $10 Today

Preumaby people are taking the announced addition of temporary workers as an indication that MAXs will soon fly. There have to be over 200 new MAXs out there just waiting to be delivered. I expect a $30-$50 jump in share price the day the FAA says that MAX grounding has been lifted. Yes, but that i...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28964

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15.08.2019 Moscow emergency landing

Well done to the pilots for putting this bird down safely with no casualties on board. I’m sure the A321’s advanced systems also played a major part in this not ending in disaster. Is that what lucks called now ? It's a bit sad that you can't just give credit to the pilots where it's due. :roll: Ju...

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by ukoverlander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19237

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

So, OP posts controversial topic. OP has never posted here before. OP disappears without any further contribution. Anet runs round and round in circles pointing at the 'shiny object'. OP is probably now eating a huge bag of popcorn, laughing his butt off watching everybody get all bent out of shape...

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by ukoverlander
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.
Replies: 118
Views: 19237

Re: Unverified: Fiji Airways skips 737 MAX quality inspections.

So, OP posts controversial topic. OP has never posted here before. OP disappears without any further contribution. Anet runs round and round in circles pointing at the 'shiny object'. OP is probably now eating a huge bag of popcorn, laughing his butt off watching everybody get all bent out of shape ...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 36279

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

As we don't see any A321's flying themselves into the ground, or pilots reporting fighting with their aircraft to prevent such events from happening it would seem attempts to draw false equivalence in this case serves little purpose. Just sayin'. So wait until the crashes then? Hmm...responding to ...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 36279

Re: A321neo operators alerted over 'excessive pitch' anomaly

As we don't see any A321's flying themselves into the ground, or pilots reporting fighting with their aircraft to prevent such events from happening it would seem attempts to draw false equivalence in this case serves little purpose. Just sayin'.

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by ukoverlander
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8897

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Why should workers be employed to build a plane that isn't flyable, just for the sake of "employment"? Because it wasn't the assembly line workers who made it non airworthy. Not to be insensitive but why would fault matter here? If they can’t get the plane delivered, and don’t have a near...

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by ukoverlander
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8897

Re: American Ailrines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

By January 2020 Boeing will have at least 400 built 737's lying around, so about $50bn of stock, is continuing production sustainable? Is laying off 6000 workers and being forced to pay Federally mandated WARN penalties an option either? Imagine if you were a assembly worker who did nothing to caus...

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8897

American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

American Airlines announced on Sunday it will be extending the cancellation of it's 115 scheduled daily Boeing 737 Max flights through November 2 2019. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/boeing-737-max-american-airlines-extends-cancellations-of-plane-following-worldwide-grounding-2019-07-14/ "The Wal...

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Summer in SFO 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 3506

Re: Summer in SFO 2020

How about UA flying SFO-Brussels with a 787-8? I've often thought that as two Star Alliance carriers this might make sense given Brussels Airlines international connections out of BRU. Any thoughts on that possibility?

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR
Replies: 166
Views: 40381

Re: United 757-200 hard landing at EWR

That'll buff right out.........

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7465

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure. I'm sorry but this is right up there with reading ...

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?
Replies: 50
Views: 7465

Re: How come DL185 (ATL-PVG) is not a polar route today but DL583 (DTW-PVG) is!?

glideslope900 wrote:
Atlanta is much hotter than Detroit. The aircraft could experience sudden temperature changes going from the very warm southern US (ATL) into a freezing polar environment. These sudden temp fluctuations could possibly compromise aircraft structure.


Wow, just..............................wow.

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 34
Views: 10258

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Fantastic aircraft and great news for Airbus. Congrats to them.

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by ukoverlander
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?
Replies: 54
Views: 6587

Re: Why didn’t Delta order the 737 MAX?

They must be delighted with their decision not to order the 737 Max 'Franken-jet' given the current state of play.

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14988

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

There's no good way for Boeing to spin this. Another significant blow to the much maligned Max program.

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14988

Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment

Havent seen this posted. In case of duplicate thread please delete: BBC News - Boeing loses big order commitment for 737 Max aircraft https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48899588 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Edited thread/title to reflect this wasn't a confirmed order, but a commitment. - 777ER Head ...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announcing Something Tomorrow (Space Theme)
Replies: 100
Views: 18414

Re: United Announcing Something Big Tomorrow (Space Theme)

Probably that United are buying refurbished 737 NG's and that they have decided to take the cheese and tomato paste off the pizza! :duck: :duck: :duck: :duck: :duck:

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?
Replies: 103
Views: 15403

Re: FG: How are the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies faring?

Infrequent poster and certainly no expert but I thought Airbus was offering both the A330 Neo and the A350 as competitive options against the 787 series of aircraft? As such isn't comparing A350 sales to 787 sales removing a major part of the equation for aircraft sales in this sector of the market?

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by ukoverlander
Wed May 22, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO
Replies: 452
Views: 43263

Re: A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

Whether a commercial success or failure it is hands down my favourite aircraft to fly on as a passenger in terms of ride comfort. The good news is we can still enjoy flying on it for many years to come.

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by ukoverlander
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29817

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Well, it's 2019 after all. Seems this belongs to a place and an era where people were still using paper cheques. :duck: I hear somebody is working on a new 'Paper Cheque Max' that will come with a spiral bound checklist advising folks what to do in the event of problems. The companies marketing dep...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repositioning flight
Replies: 48
Views: 11373

Re: SW 737MAX returns to MCO after engine failure during repo.

While unlikely to be related (given it's an engine problem) it's still not at all good for Boeing. This probably would not even make the news under normal circumstances but it becomes another "737 MAX 8 EMERGENCY" banner crawling across the bottom of the news screen all day. This just ferm...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?
Replies: 53
Views: 5383

Re: How does Boeing "survive" this crisis?

Promise this will be the last time they do plastic surgery on the 737!

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 718210

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

Good to see common sense prevail although the optics of Boeing, the FAA and the USA being the last to put safety first is troubling. Hoping Boeing can get the Max right and save the reputation of the aircraft in the eyes of the travelling public.

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by ukoverlander
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: DL and UA cut ties with NRA
Replies: 65
Views: 8655

Re: DL and UA cut ties with NRA

"Thoughts and prayers" to the poor NRA members who will suffer higher air fares as a result.

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by ukoverlander
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?
Replies: 83
Views: 9883

Re: Are There Any Untapped Markets in the International Market Left?

Although perhaps a long and thin route, I would have thought (in the 787 era) that San Francisco to Brussels could be pretty viable. It would link two Star Alliance hubs and also provide for Western USA feed to Africa through the extensive Brussels Airlines African network. Anybody have any thoughts...

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by ukoverlander
Mon May 30, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757
Replies: 105
Views: 23263

RE: Opinion: Boeing Made A Mistake Abandoning The 757

Cue the copy and paste of a million previous comments on Anet on the same topic.

[Edited 2016-05-30 08:46:04]

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by ukoverlander
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegians Plane Destroyed A House
Replies: 21
Views: 14388

RE: Norwegians Plane Destroyed A House

Assuming the home owner is insured the proximate cause of the fire is a lightning strike. The aircraft is irrelevant to the initiating event. Such events would be covered under typical household insurance contracts so not a big deal.

[Edited 2016-04-24 12:22:38]

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by ukoverlander
Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?
Replies: 71
Views: 16725

RE: 777, 787, 797,...and Then?

737 NG Max Super Warm-Over with Bells On ........which will be launch in 2042.

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by ukoverlander
Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Pilot Suicides Cessna 172 Into Ocean
Replies: 27
Views: 21071

RE: Qantas Pilot Suicides Plane Into Ocean

Can I suggest you re-title this thread? It's written in a way that makes it sound as if a pilot deliberately crashed a Qantas flight into the sea (which is extremely deceptive).<br/><br/><font size="-4">[Edited 2016-03-23 15:57:49] --------------------------------- Thread has now been re-titled.</fo...

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by ukoverlander
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungary To Offer Emirates 5th Freedom Rights
Replies: 54
Views: 14903

RE: Hungary To Offer Emirates 5th Freedom Rights

I'm curious as to how many countries close to Hungary currently don't have any direct flight services to NYC? Does anybody know? A route such of this could also attract traffic feed from those countries (who already have to connect somewhere else in any case) but who might perhaps be attracted by th...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Mobile Built A321 Rolls Out
Replies: 128
Views: 34549

RE: First Mobile Built A321 Rolls Out

Congratulations to Airbus USA!

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by ukoverlander
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321neo Out Of Action
Replies: 84
Views: 30496

RE: A321neo Out Of Action

Probably just a tail strike.......... but I'm sure the reactionaries and naysayers will to chomping at the bit to suggest some critical design flaw that was totally overlooked by Airbus engineers and which will permanently cripple the A321Neo program and be an economic catastrophe for Airbus the lik...

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by ukoverlander
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 1
Replies: 205
Views: 31150

New 757 Replacement NMA Information - Part 1

Hmmmm a stretched and reheated 737.....now there's a novel concept! How exciting!!!!!   

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by ukoverlander
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 2
Replies: 209
Views: 20374

RE: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/solarflyer22" class="quote" target="_blank">solarflyer22</a> (<a href="#83" class="quote">Reply 83</a>):<br/><i>The reality is they are picking ...

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 2
Replies: 209
Views: 20374

RE: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/amax1977" class="quote" target="_blank">amax1977</a> (<a href="#68" class="quote">Reply 68</a>):<br/><i>And some good news for the Boeing fans. ...

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 2
Replies: 209
Views: 20374

RE: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Matt6461" class="quote" target="_blank">Matt6461</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>Quoting mjoelnir (Reply 28): I have to a...

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 2
Replies: 209
Views: 20374

RE: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Matt6461" class="quote" target="_blank">Matt6461</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>This is not to disparage Iranians, btw - I...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Air Looking At 100 Boeing Aircraft Order
Replies: 149
Views: 31103

RE: Iran Air Looking At 100 Boeing Aircraft Order

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MadameConcorde" class="quote" target="_blank">MadameConcorde</a> (<a href="#121" class="quote">Reply 121</a>):<br/><i>The new planes are of no i...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 1
Replies: 216
Views: 38045

Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MadameConcorde" class="quote" target="_blank">MadameConcorde</a> (<a href="#99" class="quote">Reply 99</a>):<br/><i>Iran does not have the infra...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 1
Replies: 216
Views: 38045

Iran Orders 118 Airbus Jets - Part 1

Wow, what an incredible order. Fantastic news for Airbus!

There will be a lot of A380 doom-sayers eating large portions of crow tonight (although they will probably be eating it behind closed doors very far from Anet!)

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by ukoverlander
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 777 At SFO
Replies: 50
Views: 11150

RE: Air India 777 At 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/AirDFW" class="quote" target="_blank">AirDFW</a> (<a href="#38" class="quote">Reply 38</a>):<br/><i> Please look at the trip reports section; in...

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by ukoverlander
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow Air Flights To California Not Bookable!
Replies: 21
Views: 8763

RE: Wow Air Flights To California Not Bookable!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Lesfalls" class="quote" target="_blank">Lesfalls</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> Quoting eaa3 (Reply 1): Well its quite an...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 777 At SFO
Replies: 50
Views: 11150

RE: Air India 777 At 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/AirDFW" class="quote" target="_blank">AirDFW</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>I am Indian and we all know <acronym title="...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 777 At SFO
Replies: 50
Views: 11150

RE: Air India 777 At 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/AirDFW" class="quote" target="_blank">AirDFW</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>I see you are a lonely voice on defending <a...

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by ukoverlander
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 777 At SFO
Replies: 50
Views: 11150

RE: Air India 777 At 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/dfwjim1" class="quote" target="_blank">dfwjim1</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> From the outside the 777 had faded p...

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by ukoverlander
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Keeps Downgauging LAX-SYD. 747 To 777 To 787
Replies: 94
Views: 20586

UA Keeps Downgauging LAX-SYD. 747 To 777 To 787

From a passengers perspective I'd consider that to be a progressive upgrade.

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by ukoverlander
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United No-Frills
Replies: 43
Views: 13149

RE: United No-Frills

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nuggetsyl" class="quote" target="_blank">nuggetsyl</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i> Anyone have any insight into how...

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by ukoverlander
Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Passengers Are Being Poached By ME3 From USA
Replies: 97
Views: 8194

RE: Which Passengers Are Being Poached By ME3 From USA

I posted the following link in a previous thread about 8 months ago: <a href="http://www.humantrafficking.org/countries/south_korea" target="_blank">http://www.humantrafficking.org/countries/south_korea</a> "The Korean" fell unexpectedly silent and never responded (my guess is it was just too damn i...

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