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by rg787
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's latest prank advertising
Replies: 21
Views: 5289

Re: Air Transat's latest prank advertising

In Brazil we have 4 weeks a year by law, plus approx 10 national holidays. Most years it is hard to use it all!

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by rg787
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3396

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

One must remember that this same 60 year old design is able to be competitive even using a lower bypass engine Definitely not an engineer, but would raising the plane a few inches permit a good deal of advancements on engine options? I've never quite understood why the 737 is so low to the ground. ...

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by rg787
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3396

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

Isn't the 737 fuselage much more economical than the A32x series? I think Boeing chose to not to do some changes because it would be more expensive and take longer, knowing that it would compromise sales and economies results of the frame, but if they wanted to, they could. One must remember that th...

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by rg787
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 6451

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Isn't this a safety issue? The chocolates could very well be poisoned, and having all the crew eat it could cause some problems...

Aren't the pilots supposed to eat different food for the same reason?

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by rg787
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?
Replies: 24
Views: 3130

Re: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?

I remember Wilco 737 talking about both versions of the 747 on LH. It is probably common when an airline has both types, but I don't know of many airlines who do.

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by rg787
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 year old impresses Etihad Pilot
Replies: 17
Views: 7812

Re: 5 year old impresses Etihad Pilot

I think a lot of people on A.net remember of their own childhood when looking at that kid. In fact, probably a lot of kids started their love for aviation by reading and viewing stuff on this website, myself included. This doesn't mean we will become pilots or will work with anything aviation relate...

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by rg787
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin
Replies: 18
Views: 2309

Re: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin

Clever move. In the short term certainly, long term it's just another step to hand over the keys to the kingdom. But what to do when dealing with a superpower that buys all your stuff? You know they're only plotting against you in the end but your employees and shareholders need to eat. It's been p...

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by rg787
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 757 built is flying again
Replies: 16
Views: 5756

Re: First 757 built is flying again

Does anybody have a link to its first flight video?

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by rg787
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)
Replies: 23
Views: 2517

Re: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)

I feel Gol is on the upside on this. R$ 4M is not that much money for the company, and it not only avoided a PR nightmare but also solved their problems with little effort. Also, it is worth noting that with this agreement, Gol will not need to rescue the wreckage anymore, as demanded by the tribe. ...

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by rg787
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 3803

Re: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft

What I understand the OP is actually proposing is what is the feasibility of making the MOM a 4 engine aircraft, because there are no engines available for the thrust range proposed by him. It is not an A342, it is rather a new 757/DC8. I would imagine that it is possible, considering the Avro RJ wa...

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by rg787
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787/A350/A380: Why Trackball and Button Instead of Touchscreen?
Replies: 32
Views: 4332

Re: 787/A350/A380: Why Trackball and Button Instead of Touchscreen?

Touchscreens became widespread about 10 years ago. Once a technology has matured enough to reliably offer its basic functionalities, there is still years worth of work to develop & test a solution which will work in all possible aviation scenarios, and then be certified. Which is why even the C...

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by rg787
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 questions about the Concorde in the UK
Replies: 28
Views: 3915

Re: 3 questions about the Concorde in the UK

I heard the original LHR T5 project had the Concorde inside of it, but something went wrong.

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by rg787
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fun missed approach/landing and low fly-pass
Replies: 10
Views: 3734

Re: Fun missed approach/landing and low fly-pass

While not a go-around, I remember when I was a kid, landing into Rio SDU in a different approach than normal. I was on a VASP 737 at the time, and dad says the captain went on the PA and said we were doing a fly past on some monuments of the city (I don't remember this part) and so we did. I vividly...

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by rg787
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the 757 were still in production...
Replies: 86
Views: 12685

Re: If the 757 were still in production...

The 757 is a great plane but an old one. For me it has two markets: Low range, high capacity market: probably not many airlines would have bought it for this use, as it is an old plane and the A321 has been around for quite some time and probably with much better economics on this type of mission. L...

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by rg787
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NASA 747 SCA previous life
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

NASA 747 SCA previous life

Hello all, happy new year! Today there was a photo from NASA's shuttle carrier 747, and after seeing some more photos of it I noticed and read that it was once a JL plane, and a SR version nonetheless. Does anybody know how many hours it had when it was sold to NASA? What were the reasons for this c...

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by rg787
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 127086

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

14 days after the accident and the thread first post still has the country's name spelled wrong...

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by rg787
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While
Replies: 65
Views: 8730

Re: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While

I don't have anything to add to the discussion, but I would like to thank every poster here for what has been one of the best threads I read in ages. Thank you!

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by rg787
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) A332S
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

Re: Ex-TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) A332S

Isn't the 788 a lot bigger than the 763? Well, it certainly offers way more cargo capacity, but in terms of passenger capacity, it is perhaps only marginally bigger, and in the end it all comes down to how the different airlines that operate those planes configure their cabins (number of classes, t...

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by rg787
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) A332S
Replies: 18
Views: 3386

Re: Ex-TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) A332S

I would imagine that most current LATAM 763ER routes could be served in the future with 788s (but I am crossing my fingers that GRU-MEX will be A359 in due time hehe). Isn't the 788 a lot bigger than the 763? I imagine that markets such as BSB and CNF-MIA don't have capacity to sustain a 788, and t...

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by rg787
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opening Olympic Airways again
Replies: 34
Views: 4014

Re: Opening Olympic Airways again

NYCRuss wrote:
rg787 wrote:
What about the cargo division? I vote for 150 748Fs with no nose cargo door

Make them combis for business in the Canadian arctic.


YESSS!!!!! And while we are at it, buy some 737-200 MADMAXNEO for this too. Oh, and we got to buy lots of 757 to haul fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by rg787
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opening Olympic Airways again
Replies: 34
Views: 4014

Re: Opening Olympic Airways again

What about the cargo division? I vote for 150 748Fs with no nose cargo door

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by rg787
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Boeing built the A340
Replies: 28
Views: 6824

Re: If Boeing built the A340

I think what the OP is really asking is the impact on country of origin of the product, in this case the A340, on costumer willingness to buy it, in this case the airlines. I can't really help with this exact question but it is well known that British airlines had a preference for RR in the past and...

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by rg787
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 RA001 Bulge behind upper deck
Replies: 1
Views: 1412

747 RA001 Bulge behind upper deck

I was looking at the image below of the 747 prototype and noticed there is a little bulge just aft of the normal upper deck, similar to the ones we see today for wifi and IFE systems. Does anybody know what is it? Does every 741 have it? Thank you!! http://www.airliners.net/photo/Boeing/B ... /39797...

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by rg787
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router
Replies: 26
Views: 5646

Re: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router

Isn't the DHCP server on these high end structures handled by an actual server rather than a router?

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by rg787
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2537
Views: 226960

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Well, I think you have seen a lot of complaints and some good things to, but I read on another topic that the majority of the users didn't say anything. After more than 20 pages from this and another threads you probably narrowed the main aspects people talk about, why don't you do a poll asking wha...

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by rg787
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada: YYZ-GIG zeroed out
Replies: 12
Views: 5753

Re: Air Canada: YYZ-GIG zeroed out

Well, all you hear about Brazil is bad. A government that is in turmoil, huge crime problem, police looking like soldier in a war zone, pollution, a virus, and a Olympic that they may not be ready for. Oh yes, and the world is full of good news, isn't it? The US has Trump, no more words needed; Eur...

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by rg787
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Paid membership
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Re: Paid membership

I doubt that posting will be restricted for free users That is sad, really. Maybe you could come back with the respect thing and only allow people to post after some level of RR, or something like it. The way it is today, a 10 yo guy with nothing to do can come straight to the forums and ask why pl...

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by rg787
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Paid membership
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Paid membership

Since the site update there have been a lot of points I didn't really like, but this one is what is annoying the most: PLEASE come back with the paid membership!!! I know it is great to have some new people on the forums and consequently new subjects, but seriously... People have been asking the mos...

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by rg787
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Taxiways
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

LAX Taxiways

Hello all! I've seen many aerial photos from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and it almost always strikes me that the space between taxiways is also tarmac. I looked on google maps and indeed many taxiways were the same way, what is the reaso...

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by rg787
Mon May 23, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest Purely Domestic Airport
Replies: 59
Views: 13778

RE: Busiest Purely Domestic Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gatibosgru" class="quote" target="_blank">gatibosgru</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>Purely for show, no pax on board, ju...

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by rg787
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Sells 4 A330s For Scrap
Replies: 31
Views: 13554

RE: TAM Sells 4 A330s For Scrap

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jr1914" class="quote" target="_blank">jr1914</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>ScottB - Yes, you are right but let me show ...

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by rg787
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS Presence
Replies: 60
Views: 15917

DL AMS Presence

Hello all! Just seen this photo of 6 or so wide bodies from <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> lined up at <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>, and have seen lots of photos of this even since the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW<...

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by rg787
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser Today
Replies: 79
Views: 15566

RE: Sonic Cruiser Today

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Speed does not sell to the general public. Eff...

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by rg787
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP With Angola And Brazil Economic Downturns
Replies: 49
Views: 6672

RE: TAP With Angola And Brazil Economic Downturns

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/geoshina" class="quote" target="_blank">geoshina</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>We call this here the "Brazil cost". You...

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by rg787
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP With Angola And Brazil Economic Downturns
Replies: 49
Views: 6672

RE: TAP With Angola And Brazil Economic Downturns

Regardless of the impact of the crisis in TAP's revenue, I think it is good for the moment <acronym title="TAP Air Portugal">TP</acronym> is at right now. <acronym title="TAP Air Portugal">TP</acronym> is in need for a reorganization of its structure, and that is hard to do when traffic is exploding...

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by rg787
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Stuck In Airport
Replies: 48
Views: 12771

RE: Family Stuck In Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JetBuddy" class="quote" target="_blank">JetBuddy</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>No, it's not harsh. Let's say Russia or Eu...

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by rg787
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Files For MCO-BSB
Replies: 70
Views: 13022

RE: DL Files For MCO-BSB

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/incitatus" class="quote" target="_blank">incitatus</a> (<a href="#56" class="quote">Reply 56</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)"...

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by rg787
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Changes In Brazil
Replies: 53
Views: 11948

RE: Delta Changes In Brazil

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/815Oceanic" class="quote" target="_blank">815Oceanic</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Alright so can we all agree it's ter...

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by rg787
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Changes In Brazil
Replies: 53
Views: 11948

RE: Delta Changes In Brazil

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/andrefranca" class="quote" target="_blank">andrefranca</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>People earning minimum wages don't...

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by rg787
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL Flights To MIA On 737.
Replies: 31
Views: 5959

RE: GOL Flights To MIA On 737.

One should note that COPA has a real shopping mall in <acronym title="Panama City - Tocumen (General Omar Torrijos Herrera) (PTY / MPTO), Panama">PTY</acronym>, while Gol doesn't on either <acronym title="Punta Cana (PUJ / MDPC), Dominican Republic AND Atlanta - Paulding Northwest Atlanta (PUJ), USA...

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by rg787
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAM Says No More English Speaking Call Centre
Replies: 26
Views: 7683

RE: TAM Says No More English Speaking Call Centre

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/andrefranca" class="quote" target="_blank">andrefranca</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>First of all, I apologize for how ...

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by rg787
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlantic 757 Diversions Feb. 21
Replies: 254
Views: 29386

Atlantic 757 Diversions Feb. 21

I am going to tell you my own history: I live in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, airport <acronym title="Brasilia - International (Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek) (BSB / SBBR), Brazil">BSB</acronym>. Until some years ago most people didn't even know this city existed and thought Buenos Aires or Rio de...

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by rg787
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This Congonhas? (1943 Map)
Replies: 2
Views: 3197

RE: Is This Congonhas? (1943 Map)

just incredible to see how different Sao Paulo was! I see some empty spaces near the runway, wow!

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by rg787
Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Azul Flagship A330 On First New Daytime FLL Flight
Replies: 9
Views: 5484

RE: Azul Flagship A330 On First New Daytime FLL 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/VCEflyboy" class="quote" target="_blank">VCEflyboy</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i> What's with Brazil's Flag Carrier? Vi...

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by rg787
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B748 Possible Improvements
Replies: 56
Views: 17079

RE: B748 Possible Improvements

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Like the latest A330-300s, the 747-8 has also ...

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by rg787
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B748 Possible Improvements
Replies: 56
Views: 17079

B748 Possible Improvements

Hello all, After many many many weekly threads about the 748i, I am convinced that it is not the best plane in terms of economics. But I was wondering: years ago, de A333 was much in the same situation, with little to no orders and a fame of bad economics as well. Today, the A333 has gone through im...

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by rg787
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Brazilian Airports Well Designed For Transfers
Replies: 13
Views: 2632

RE: Are Brazilian Airports Well Designed For Transfers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/VCEflyboy" class="quote" target="_blank">VCEflyboy</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>because both city airport in Rio and <ac...

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by rg787
Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Brazilian Airports Well Designed For Transfers
Replies: 13
Views: 2632

RE: Are Brazilian Airports Well Designed For Transfers

In the airports I've been on, connections domestic to domestic are hassle free and getting even better. Years ago there was usually a separated area for departure and another for arrivals, so you had to go all the way to a hall where those would meet, but you didn't have to go through security or an...

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by rg787
Wed Dec 03, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 XWB Formation Flight Behind The Scenes
Replies: 35
Views: 11427

RE: A350 XWB Formation Flight Behind The Scenes

That looks like something Boeing would do years ago... I am almost turning into airbus after this!

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by rg787
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Marketing Campaign
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

KLM Marketing Campaign

As a student of management and marketing, I found this campaign very good. Most of you has probably already seen it, but I just thought it would be cool to share. Do you guys like any other campaign? This one made me almost forget the good old days were gone! Share you thoughts! https://www.youtube....

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