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by SEA
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does WN do about NK?
Replies: 69
Views: 9037

Re: What does WN do about NK?

They used to have a terrible reputation, but now I know people who absolutely have the means to pay more for other options but don’t because they’re satisfied with what they get from NK. They would rather spend the money on a nicer hotel etc.. I've heard quite a few relatives say the same thing abo...

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by SEA
Fri May 31, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5225

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ne-436707/
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Vladex wrote:
SEA wrote:
Vladex wrote:

Any other operator that has problems ?


Spirit has had quite a few issues as well. But pretty much every operator.


Show me inactive planes. It sounds like FUD.


https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ne-436707/

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by SEA
Thu May 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5225

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

GTF engines sound and look so much better and I bet they are the most efficient so I am not into this. A321 LR is probably based on GTF. Doesn’t matter if the plane can’t fly anywhere. Also the A321LR test frame was a LEAP powered aircraft. Any other operator that has problems ? Spirit has had quit...

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by SEA
Thu May 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9685

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

737max8 wrote:

It's interesting how people can fly their whole lives without one and you've have 4 and I've had 3 at Love Field alone in the last 5 years.


I went forever without having any then in 2017 I had four go arounds at SEA. Had several in DEN, all due to wind shear warning.

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by SEA
Thu May 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: President Trump Using 757?
Replies: 19
Views: 5116

Re: President Trump Using 757?

It’s probably a cost thing. The president is campaigning in Pennsylvania tonight. If incumbent presidents want to use VC-25 for campaigning, they must reimburse the government. I’m guessing that costs a lot more than opting to fly Trumo’s personal plane. The Secret Service isn't going to let him fl...

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by SEA
Thu May 30, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One (lightly loaded B742 with B744 engines, VC-25A) can't fly ADW-HND (DC-Tokyo) non-stop!?
Replies: 13
Views: 2628

Re: Air Force One (lightly loaded B742 with B744 engines, VC-25A) can't fly ADW-HND (DC-Tokyo) non-stop!?

Air refueling is always an option. AF-1 pilots maintain air refueling proficiency in the E-4B and in the C-32B. But to schedule an air refueling requires the SS to fly aboard the tanker and the fuel aboard the tanker to be certified. Emergency refueling can happen as no one would have advanced know...

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by SEA
Mon May 20, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Greater Seattle Airport
Replies: 111
Views: 11528

Re: New Greater Seattle Airport

Get more service at PAE so there are more options for those north of Seattle, then expand Olympia.

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by SEA
Thu May 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?
Replies: 103
Views: 22056

Re: Why does BA (and others) decide to use 20+ year old planes on specific popular routes?

Get on a DL 757 with with a newer cabin and then get on a newer Frontier A320 and ask the pax which plane they think is newer.

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by SEA
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN looking at A220
Replies: 280
Views: 44015

Re: WN looking at A220

WN doesn't just do things for the heck of it, like any business. If they have a need for the A220 and the economics work, then they aren't going to pass on it just because it's not a 737. With that being said, I have to imagine that even if they were to announce today that they are buying the A220, ...

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by SEA
Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet
Replies: 117
Views: 25682

Re: Boeing' s Trouble: Claims of Shoddy Production Draw Scrutiny to a Second Boeing Jet

I have some experience with this but in a different manufacturing industry. My biased opinion is location of the plant and local workforce that works there. We had plants in Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia. They all had the same issues. Quality control. It got so bad the product we were...

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by SEA
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?
Replies: 22
Views: 5837

Re: Can the Comac C919 break the airliner duopoly?

And do keep in mind while A and B have a duopoly they do compete - fiercely and not always fairly. Their customers the airlines compete even more ferociously. Good planes like the 380 and the 767 (and no need to be contentious and name others) while good, were just not good enough. It often is a su...

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by SEA
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX
Replies: 24
Views: 6529

Re: Longest 737 Flight? GOL plans Brasilia - Cancun launch in June 2019, with the 737 MAX

Anything over 2 hours in a 737 is painful I regularly flew 6 hours legs in Y on Austrian 738's from DXB to VIE, and they were more comfortable than EK's 777 Y, BA 744 Y, LH 340 Y and depending on what seat you were on due to HUGE avod boxes, QR 330 Y. Granted, this was over a decade ago but it goes...

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by SEA
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai
Replies: 29
Views: 8907

Re: Juneyao Air unveils livery/interior for its 1st B787 due for delivery mid-Oct, mulling interc’l routes from Shanghai

Ziyulu wrote:
My biggest issue with the 787 is the 3-3-3 seating. It is impossible to ride in comfort in Y class.


I don't understand why people say stuff like this. Any airline can make any airliner as uncomfortable as they want.

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by SEA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!
Replies: 456
Views: 47524

Re: Updated: WN 8725 KOAK - PHNL She's on her way!

CFM56 engines don’t like short flights, the engines need time to cool down. M That’s why you don’t see CFM56s on interisland flights. WN and AK both have no issue at all running short flights and quick turns all day every day from routes like GEG-SEA... Not to mention international airlines that ru...

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by SEA
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/7/19)
Replies: 65
Views: 12484

Re: Delta A220 Debut Today (2/9/19)

On board! A beautiful aircraft! It'd better be beautiful...the unit cost is 89.5 m. Maybe not so much for DL ;) What currency are you using? It certainly isn't USD - for $89.5, you can almost get a brand-new A330 or B787! The A220-100 list price is $81m, the -300 is $90m. Obviously DL is paying now...

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by SEA
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL already ending SEA-KIX?
Replies: 73
Views: 12883

Re: DL already ending SEA-KIX?

To throw SEA and bone for ending SEA-HKG Delta doesn't want to give the impression it is failing in SEA. Airlines are businesses. They aren't going to start a route to "throw a bone" or give an "impression." They see a market so they are going with it. SEA-HKG didn't work, mainl...

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by SEA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China bans smoking in the cockpit
Replies: 48
Views: 8740

Re: China bans smoking in the cockpit

Years ago the USA allowed smoking in the cockpit. I flew in the Navy and We allowed smoking in the cockpit of the P3's I flew on. Once we banned smoking on our airplanes at United? we found quite a few problems to be reduced or eliminated. Starting with the Cabin door seals leaking, Air conditionin...

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by SEA
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video
Replies: 32
Views: 4235

Re: New England Patriots arrival... Delta TOC? video

deltaffindfw wrote:
In the Pats video, there is an Air Force (presidential) plane parked. Is that a 757?


Yes (well a C-32).

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by SEA
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Around weird timing - Video
Replies: 60
Views: 10108

Re: Go Around weird timing - Video

Others have correctly commented on the configuration change and the response for a windshear escape maneuver. The image isn't clear, but there's a lot of red on that display, and the fact that they're in the hail shortly after the encounter indicates a significant storm. What was interesting is tha...

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by SEA
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?
Replies: 110
Views: 25082

Re: Why did UA choose the B777-300ER and ditch the A350-1000?

I think the Airbus order was a legacy from Continental. United are Boeing true and true... I guess that explains all those A320s that United had. To be fair, I think the A320's were all bought for TED and were just shunted to mainline when that operation went bellyup. But I do believe that post you...

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by SEA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22345

Re: SIA brand overhaul

Pudelhund wrote:
If they go eurowhite with extended tail color and a globogirly “contemporary” typeface and other such branding I will be extremely angrreeee.


Maybe I'm blind but the current SQ livery is mostly eurowhite... (I have not seen a SQ plane in person so I may be wrong and my computer screen is cheap)

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by SEA
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA brand overhaul
Replies: 134
Views: 22345

Re: SIA brand overhaul

The SQ brand is extremely well known as a higher-end airline around the world. I'm confident they'll get this right.

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by SEA
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any change with the A380 and SEA
Replies: 21
Views: 4047

Re: Any change with the A380 and SEA

I can confirm that there are currently no plans to make SEA A-380 compliant, new international gates and FIS or not. It saddens me as I am a huge fan of large flying things and I am certain EK would use the A380 here if they could. I figured that would be the likely answer. I am sure you're correct...

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by SEA
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s
Replies: 101
Views: 25382

Re: Horizon Air reactivates retired Q400s

F27500 wrote:
Talk about a step backwards. Bringing back Q400s is something to be proud of?


It's a business decision... who cares about pride??

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by SEA
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled
Replies: 54
Views: 11325

Re: Newly renovated terminal 1 at LAX unveiled

lightsaber wrote:
Growth happens. Sad we stopped building ahead of demand. What happened to the USA?

Lightsaber


As someone who works in a government agency... post recession the ideology became "work with what we have until it is absolutely untenable."

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by SEA
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled
Replies: 116
Views: 14006

Re: American Airlines passenger left in wheelchair overnight at airport after flight was canceled

The customer was booked with AA. AA has a contract with another company to provide assistance to AA customers. The customer has no contract with this other company. No clear why anyone thinks that AA are NOT responsible. Because it's A.net and the airline is never at fault. On an individual level, ...

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by SEA
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air
Replies: 98
Views: 16914

Re: Q400 Program said to be sold to Viking Air

2175301 wrote:
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This is only a situation where they have to properly manage it - and they have the history of worldwide support expertise to build on. They are not some yokels who have no concept of the requirements.

Have a great day


BBD's "support expertise" is severely lacking these days.

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by SEA
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Ceases Operations
Replies: 964
Views: 153900

Re: Icelandair taking over WOW

OzarkD9S wrote:
SRQKEF wrote:

Interesting composition in the Morgunblaðið this morning:

Image


Well THAT brings hideous to a whole new level. :covereyes:


The CFM56 and A321 wing looks a little skinny for the 757 too :rotfl:

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by SEA
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 8907

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

It's E1? Yes, E1. The E2 version of the 175 is scheduled to be certified in 2021, delivery of these 175s starts in 2020. Not to any carrier that flies in the US for AA/UA/DL. It's not scope compliant and never will be. Yeah, as far as seeing a 175 being flown by the US3, it's effectively DOA for th...

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by SEA
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 8907

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

maps4ltd wrote:
Honestly, I prefer the ERJ-175s over all other regional jets. Do you thinks they'll replace ERJ-145 routes out of LGA and/or DCA?


Sometimes I prefer them over mainline jets. The 2 seats on each side are nice and it's fairly quiet inside. The smallish overheads are the main issue with the interior.

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by SEA
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27032

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

Only SEA? Add YVR, ORD, and YYZ along w it since star alliance Has SQ ever expanded that aggressively before? I don't keep close tabs on them, but they've always struck me as a carrier that takes their time with route selection and gives new routes some time to cook before looking at the next candi...

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by SEA
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Next confirmed SQ non-stop Trans-Pacific destination: SEA
Replies: 224
Views: 27032

Re: Unconfirmed: Next SQ non-stop trans-Pacific destination...SEA

I would be very surprised if indeed this isn't just a rumor. SIN is a financial capital and SEA, with all due respect, doesn't have that many business located near it not to mention a small population of just 724,000. There are so many other cities that offer much more than SEA, with all due respec...

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by SEA
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish to Start Newark Service
Replies: 51
Views: 9995

Re: Turkish to Start Newark Service

With EWR being added, Denver is now the only Star Hub with no TK service. Any chance of TK heading that way? Might be a better option than Emirates IMHO. What's the volume of Middle East and Indian O&D to/from Denver? O&D from nearby cities served by DEN that aren't also served by LAX? Libe...

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by SEA
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14661

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

As someone who used to be in the hotel industry... Airlines aren't paying $200/night for hotels. More like $20-40 depending on market/demand.

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by SEA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity
Replies: 17
Views: 4832

Re: LGW - Emergency RWY could add 20% capacity

uta999 wrote:
ushermittwoch wrote:
Don't worry. A hard Brexit will make all expansion needs obsolete... :box:


Brexit will have very little impact on aviation or the UK economy generally. The EU need the UK a lot more than the UK need them.


I hope that's a joke.

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by SEA
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon
Replies: 631
Views: 66543

Re: Alaska Airlines to announce new markets soon

I hope they open up SEA-COS again.

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by SEA
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Seattle/Tacoma Area 2nd New Airport (SeaTac Reliever/Replacement)
Replies: 147
Views: 12890

Re: New airport for Seattle-Tacoma Region

LOL! The amount of money that this would cost would absolutely be obscene. I would imagine into the low hundreds of billions.

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by SEA
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 8347

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

And El Paso is a nice town to live in, nice weather, very low crime, low cost living, desert scenery, beautiful sunsets, mild winters, ski resort two hours away, white sands very close and good mexican restaurants. The airport is very easy also but needs more competition to bring fares down, so thi...

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by SEA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?
Replies: 121
Views: 15821

Re: What will replace the EMB145 / CRJ200 ?

i agree that up-gauging is what will happen, and the C series stands to really benefit here. I have to cast a vote for the Q400 though, just to state that at least the way Porter has it configured, it is a very comfortable plane and their service is great. I could go 3 hours max on that. Bombardier...

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by SEA
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The 4 final Segments to Star Alliance Gold - With Aegean across Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 3575

Re: The 4 final Segments to Star Alliance Gold - With Aegean across Europe

You have some great pictures on your website! Thanks for the TR.

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by SEA
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 14679

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

In the past I have screamed back at screaming children. I have found on more than one occasion if you imitate the kid and show them how stupid they look, they almost instantly shut up. Or you scare them quiet. You can see the dots connecting in their brains as they realize how obnoxious they are. E...

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by SEA
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 14679

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

In the past I have screamed back at screaming children. I have found on more than one occasion if you imitate the kid and show them how stupid they look, they almost instantly shut up. Or you scare them quiet. You can see the dots connecting in their brains as they realize how obnoxious they are. E...

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by SEA
Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.
Replies: 155
Views: 14679

Re: 3-Year Old Boy screams for 8-hours on flight.

The armchair parenting in this thread is worse than the armchair piloting in other threads! The first time I flew with my child I had no idea what to expect. He was a little over a year old. Flying is a much different experience than a car trip. A child who does well on a car trip may have a difficu...

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by SEA
Thu May 25, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N723AR what's it doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4706

Re: N723AR what's it doing?

It's flying again tonight for an hour and a half now. Kind of annoying since it's hot out and I am keeping my windows open.

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by SEA
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of The Museum Of Flight's AA 727-200
Replies: 19
Views: 3363

RE: Status Of The Museum Of Flight's AA 727-200

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MaxxFlyer" class="quote" target="_blank">MaxxFlyer</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>You do know it was a United 727, right? ...

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by SEA
Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA awards UAX ground handling to Menzies at DEN
Replies: 59
Views: 9170

RE: UA Awards UAX Ground Handling To Menzies At DEN

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eugdjinn" class="quote" target="_blank">eugdjinn</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>There's a reason restaurants feed their ...

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by SEA
Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 4
Replies: 255
Views: 99557

Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#180" class="quote">Reply 180</a>):<br/><i>Some mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwit...

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by SEA
Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sea-Tac Airport Minimum Wage Fight
Replies: 65
Views: 7997

RE: Sea-Tac Airport Minimum Wage Fight

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>No reason a McDonalds employee at the airp...

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by SEA
Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 772 In Heavy Turbulence (video)
Replies: 43
Views: 30561

RE: BA 772 In Heavy Turbulence (video)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/garpd" class="quote" target="_blank">garpd</a> (<a href="#35" class="quote">Reply 35</a>):<br/><i>It is fake. I'm certain I heard the poster adm...

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by SEA
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Siri "Planes Overhead"
Replies: 40
Views: 40385

RE: Siri "Planes Overhead"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/axelesgg" class="quote" target="_blank">axelesgg</a> (<a href="#25" class="quote">Reply 25</a>):<br/><i>Does anyone know if it only works on iOS...

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