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by Greg
Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Gets ATA 800's - It's (un)official
Replies: 94
Views: 14540

RE: WN Gets ATA 800's - It's (un)official

I'm aware of that---I never said 'sold', did I? You can acquire leases as well. There are 27 preferential use gates and two city owned gates. But while ATA is still operating...the transfer of these gates is considered a marketable asset---if only for the duration of it's operation. The city can rea...

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by Greg
Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Gets ATA 800's - It's (un)official
Replies: 94
Views: 14540

RE: WN Gets ATA 800's - It's (un)official

WN has expressed interest in acquiring three gates from ATA at Midway. Reuters reported this on the 24th of last month.....ATA confirming that 'some' of the gates would be available for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> (it was ATA who approached <acronym title="Southwest Airlin...

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by Greg
Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Picture On A.net: WOW
Replies: 12
Views: 11107

RE: A380 Picture On A.net: WOW

What an incredibly ugly airliner! And will only get worse when the wing fairings are installed.

But how exciting to see it take to the air...

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by Greg
Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Queen Mary 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1577

RE: Queen Mary 2

Yes, been on seven times.....although five of those were while she was being built in France. And once on her Christening. The other was an actual voyage. There is nothing quite like it. Careful of the lower priced verandah cabins...the lifeboats block the view. As a guest of Cunard, this is where t...

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by Greg
Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise Ship Jobs
Replies: 15
Views: 3440

RE: Cruise Ship Jobs

The pay sucks--I guarantee it. And the hours are very long. And you share accomodations almost bunkhouse style on most the ships (the newest usually have two berth cabins with shared facilities. I've never worked on one....just on behalf of about every line at one point or another. I revised a contr...

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by Greg
Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tonight's New Airliner Premiere..
Replies: 4
Views: 1772

RE: Tonight's New Airliner Premiere..

I think someone on here mentioned that the show has already aired...and was fairly bad....

Is this the same show?...or were they talking about the Southwest airlines show?

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by Greg
Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Gets ATA 800's - It's (un)official
Replies: 94
Views: 14540

RE: WN Gets ATA 800's - It's (un)official

ATA is a financial mess...I'm actually surprised they are still flying. In regard to the 737's....they are definetly trying to divest themselves of the obligation: From Reuters on August 25th: <<"....ATA is also trying to transfer the leases on its more than 30 Boeing 737-800 jets, Makhija said. "Bu...

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by Greg
Thu Oct 07, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Boeing Put The MD-11 Back In Production?
Replies: 28
Views: 12329

RE: Should Boeing Put The MD-11 Back In Production?

It was one of MacDac's biggest financial blunders (which ultimately help lead to it's sale). You'd sooner see Boeing sell their shares to Airbus, than bring back any new DC-10/MD-11 models or derivatives. I believe the development writeoff from the program was in the $1.0+B range according to Boeing...

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by Greg
Tue Oct 05, 2004 9:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4232

RE: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

Basically, 747-600X, in my opinion...it's likely the worst post I've seen on here in a while...although a bit short of the personal problems, sex issues, and dying children/parents/pets stuff that's been posted in the last year. Lighten up. Even though it's Non-Av....it is on airliners.net. Judging ...

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by Greg
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skycaptain And The World Of Tomorrow
Replies: 9
Views: 2631

RE: Skycaptain And The World Of Tomorrow

I'd watch Angelie Jolie read the phone book.
I liked it. Although she's only in it for about five minutes.

It's different...but no surprises. I'd see it at the theatre....the whole CG effects will be lost on even a big screen TV....

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by Greg
Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Plane Catches Fire After Emerge
Replies: 55
Views: 14433

RE: Northwest Airlines Plane Catches Fire After Emerge

Well..that's a whole lot of nothing!
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by Greg
Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.
Replies: 31
Views: 4232

RE: To The United States Of America, Nov. 2nd, 2004.

That's about the biggest self indulgence piece of crap I've scanned in a long time (and this is from a lawyer!).

I don't know what's more disturbing....the fact you copied it and didn't give them credit....or that you wrote that horrible diatribe and want credit for it!

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by Greg
Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Know When The BMW M6 Will Be Launched?
Replies: 18
Views: 3061

RE: Does Anyone Know When The BMW M6 Will Be Launched?

Radio controls are on the dash...and the steering wheel if you want them programmed that way. You don't need iDrive to use them...or, as a lot of non-Bimmers think, the air conditioner. The turn signals are about as intuitive as it gets..not sure why anyone would have a problem with them....(but I'm...

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by Greg
Tue Oct 05, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9) Peter Max .... Will The MAXness Never End?
Replies: 44
Views: 4852

RE: 9) Peter Max .... Will The MAXness Never End?

LX23...just seems kind of lame to follow around a single aircraft because of its paintjob... Make that totally lame....so you shut up...you..you..you..big bully!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Again, what's the significance? It's unusual...but not pretty. Is it suppose...

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by Greg
Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Know When The BMW M6 Will Be Launched?
Replies: 18
Views: 3061

RE: Does Anyone Know When The BMW M6 Will Be Launched?

Are you joking that they don't work...or that drivers don't use them? It's quite simple...'tap' the indicator for lane changes and it blinks a few times....'push' it down...it keeps the blinker going until the turn is complete or you move it to the off position. Works like a charm everytime. Oh..and...

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by Greg
Mon Oct 04, 2004 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Makes A Great Pair Of Legs
Replies: 20
Views: 8055

RE: What Makes A Great Pair Of Legs

The butt they are attached to.

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by Greg
Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767: 3-3-3 Seating?
Replies: 22
Views: 6479

RE: 767: 3-3-3 Seating?

Dfw...I could care less if you listen to me, respect me, or piss on me if I'm on fire. Not every blatantly clear reference needs to be linked--that's ridiculous. And most folks here see the absurdity of the request.

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by Greg
Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Private Hell
Replies: 57
Views: 3909

RE: My Private Hell

In my opinion, this is more a cry for attention than anything else.
Make sure your therapy is for the right issue.
Good Luck.

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by Greg
Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767: 3-3-3 Seating?
Replies: 22
Views: 6479

RE: 767: 3-3-3 Seating?

Jalalabad is actually correct. The detailed product review in pdf format for the 767-300 shows 9 across seating for the aircraft. It's clearly a mistake when the graphic was made...the boundaries of the seating extend beyond the exterior cabin walls--interesting concept! Likely, when compiling the i...

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by Greg
Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Couple Of 717 Operator Questions
Replies: 30
Views: 4891

RE: A Couple Of 717 Operator Questions

I think the -300 has died an unofficial death....but likely would be on offer for any carrier that would order a substantial number of them. Quite frankly, not only have the airlines lost interest in the 717...it appears that Boeing has as well. Short of another 200 airfames being sold, they will no...

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by Greg
Sat Oct 02, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia Oder
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

RE: AirAsia Oder

No..they are applying for a loan in excess of 75 Million through <acronym title="Lufthansa Cityline (Germany)">CL</acronym> in Paris. I've seen the application. Most companies don't just submit that kind of paper to 'shop loans.' Airbus and <acronym title="Lufthansa Cityline (Germany)">CL</acronym> ...

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by Greg
Sat Oct 02, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The US Is Doomed
Replies: 18
Views: 2155

RE: The US Is Doomed

Totally irrelevant interview question...unless you're hiring for a statistician. What kind of firm do you work for? When I hired my secretary..I handed candidates my Planner..and said.."How would you organize my day?" There was always one or two that knew exactly what could be moved (internal meetin...

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by Greg
Sat Oct 02, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Week Meeting Celebrities
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

RE: My Week Meeting Celebrities

In Los Angeles, they'd all be waiters.
Call us when you meet 'real' celebrities;
 Smile

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by Greg
Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Future Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 4978

RE: Boeing's Future Aircraft

Boeing only recently adopted 'moving' production lines for the narrowbodies (a good lesson from MacDac). Airbus has used once since it's inception. It's far more efficient, allowing 'just-in-time' supplying and installation which greatly reduces carrying costs (which saves hundreds of million$ on an...

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by Greg
Sat Oct 02, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9) Peter Max .... Will The MAXness Never End?
Replies: 44
Views: 4852

RE: 9) Peter Max .... Will The MAXness Never End?

Why should we care where it's flying (I think I'm missing the significance)?
Maybe this should be in the hobby section?

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by Greg
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Future Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 4978

RE: Boeing's Future Aircraft

Boeing has already stated that the 737 replacement will be in the 2012 timeframe. Likely defined and offered by 2008. Boeings big issue is it's inability to produce and aircraft as cheaply as Airbus....not any technical advantages (that don't appear to lower the operating cost). Raising production w...

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by Greg
Sat Oct 02, 2004 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirAsia Oder
Replies: 16
Views: 2270

RE: AirAsia Oder

I thought they already ordered Airbus.

Applications for lending for 'whatever' they buy is submitted through Credit Lyonnais in Paris.

I guess you can speculate what they might buy....(although they do handle other than Airbus....).

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by Greg
Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Know When The BMW M6 Will Be Launched?
Replies: 18
Views: 3061

RE: Does Anyone Know When The BMW M6 Will Be Launched?

The <acronym title="Amerijet International (USA)">M6</acronym> will debut as a 2007 model...but BMW does not say how if it will be released for sales in 2006 or before June 2007. It's suppose to follow the M5 by at least seven months (but flexbile). Which is on sale now for August 2005 delivery. Be ...

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by Greg
Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Working Out At Work
Replies: 12
Views: 2237

RE: Working Out At Work

Same here...I was never a fan of seeing my coworkers naked...about 75% should be covered with as many layers as possible. The other 25% were eye candy...go figure...really nothing in between. There was the (forgive me for this) somewhat surprise of seeing who was circumcised....or not. The showers w...

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by Greg
Fri Oct 01, 2004 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW
Replies: 20
Views: 5347

RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Kind of a caustic attitude for someone who's asking for people's opinions.
Figure it out yourself.

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by Greg
Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Legendary Gay Anthem Singer Dies
Replies: 14
Views: 2462

RE: Legendary Gay Anthem Singer Dies

OK...what did I miss? Since when was "It's Raining Men" a gay anthem??? I thought it was "I Will Survive"....oh...and "Somewhere" <---but only if sung by Streisand (?) I guess I should throw out all my Outcast, Maroon5, and Velvet Revolver <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym>'s..... I'...

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by Greg
Fri Oct 01, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW
Replies: 20
Views: 5347

RE: American Eagle CR7 To MSP From DFW

Seat is the same width as a mainline Boeing.....as is the legrom. Window seats cut into your shoulders like on an A320. Have done <acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) ...

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by Greg
Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Place To Live
Replies: 36
Views: 2819

RE: Best Place To Live

I'm happy with Texas.
Although I love my native California.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record
Replies: 91
Views: 13888

RE: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record

Ha763....pushing the plane to 'to it's limits' to see what it can do 'in real life' does not occur with a basically empty aircraft during flight testing. Nor does it occur with an aircraft loaded with water ballast. This was made painfully aware by the original A340-300 and the <acronym title="Air M...

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by Greg
Thu Sep 30, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record
Replies: 91
Views: 13888

RE: Boeing To Use 772LR To Break Nonstop Flight Record

That kind of publicity does not attract sales--so I say, skip it. Proving an empty plane can fly far is hardly an accomplishment--it's actually kind of silly of both manufacturers. Since they've lost some major competitions in the last six months, I think the money is better spent on marketing... Wi...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tight Pants, Does It Get Any Tighter?
Replies: 192
Views: 7660

RE: Tight Pants, Does It Get Any Tighter?

Straight men do NOT work in the fashion industry. Emirates 345...you're about as gay as they get! Go back and re-read your post---it's flaming, dude. But thanks for being our little Guardian of Good Taste! I will agree those are nasty outfits!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Sm...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Francisco Earthquake A Few Min. Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 3133

RE: San Francisco Earthquake A Few Min. Ago

Far south of San Francisco. Called a colleague in Downtown <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and gave him the news...he didn't even know it happened. Guess it depends on where you are when it hits...but clearly not very devastating..which is ...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Announcement On Friday
Replies: 110
Views: 16378

RE: EK Announcement On Friday

Interesting...but does it require an exclamation point after every comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Good Luck to <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>...they'll need it now that they have $27B in ...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2005 Mustang
Replies: 51
Views: 1788

RE: 2005 Mustang

Actually the Thunderbird/LS platfom is flawed. The Thunderbird is being retired (not retooled) next year due to slow sales. The <acronym title="Channel Express (United Kingdom)">LS</acronym> came in 7th out of 7 in the Car and Driver performance challenge (check it out--in last years editions). The ...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380... Already The Most Famous?
Replies: 26
Views: 3777

RE: A380... Already The Most Famous?

The 707 made it's first commercial flight in 59/59. The 747 in 69/70. Roughly ten years...not 18. The original Comet? A tragic jet that should not have had it provisional titles changed to commercial. Anyway, it carried, what, 50 passengers? British pride, aside, it was instantly outclassed by the 7...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Annoying Things...
Replies: 66
Views: 1940

RE: Annoying Things...

Uninsured or under uninsured people, businesses....(all that liability...and no one to sue!)  Smile
Guys that are too gay.
Left lane hogs...
People that complain! (so I'll quit).

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did The MD-11 Get A Nose Job?
Replies: 4
Views: 6110

RE: Did The MD-11 Get A Nose Job?

While the supplier may have changed as well as the construction, the shape and geometry of the radome is the same. There was no need to change it's shape.

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2005 Mustang
Replies: 51
Views: 1788

RE: 2005 Mustang

It's built on a Lincoln LS platform.....hardly 'all new'
Nice concept.....flawed execution.
But will sell extremely well....so purists can disagree....but capitalists cannot!

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Orders New RJs
Replies: 27
Views: 5843

RE: AC Orders New RJs

No, not really...their CASM is ridiculously high. The love affair with the 50-seat jet is past maturity and will die relatively quickly. Otherwise, there replacements would have already been in development instead of 70 seaters and above (and note that the 70 seaters are not moving at the brisk pace...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In Your Dreams - Your Ideal Date
Replies: 52
Views: 2670

RE: In Your Dreams - Your Ideal Date

Great....I got Ben Affleck...anybody wanna trade?
Tanya?
TANYA?

I'll trade you a slightly used Ben for your older George (Although I suspect you'll need to change your name to Jennifer...).
 Smile

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lowest Human Life Form:
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

RE: Lowest Human Life Form:

KROC...I actually have to thank you for not putting lawyers on that list. Or was that strictly a typo?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Oh..I'm sorry...we were talking about humans! My bad I'll agree with child molesters, animinal abusers...basically anybody who takes ad...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gift Idea Suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1721

RE: Gift Idea Suggestions

A nice coffee table book of a hobby or interest of hers with a personal inscription is an appropriate gift. It meets the criteria of being affordable, personal, and will likely be appreciated.

Liquor for women is considered inappropriate.

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by Greg
Tue Sep 28, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Orders New RJs
Replies: 27
Views: 5843

RE: AC Orders New RJs

50 seat regionals are a dying breed....BBD has already said that the modifications to the 700/900 will not be retroffited in the CRJ200 series.....too expensive (you would have thought they would make it cheaper, right?).

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by Greg
Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue - What Changed On A.net?
Replies: 52
Views: 8059

RE: JetBlue - What Changed On A.net?

Like many, I used to be the other way around...I was never much of a JetBlue fan in their early days because my experiences with them were not that great (this was 99% related to limited scheduling and no ff program). My issue with them now is that they have deviated from their primary mission and b...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Reality For The LCC Fanatics
Replies: 28
Views: 5542

RE: Some Reality For The LCC Fanatics

The 190's will likely be an expensive mistake for <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>. With CASM nowhere even close to the 320's they've already diluted the cost side of equation. While having revenue potential....deviating from the single fleet norm will likely cause some expensive ...

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