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by goldenargosy
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Increases International Presence, Makes First Entrance Into Africa
Replies: 509
Views: 103498

Re: Rumor: American to make huge announcement

American teases on Twitter: https://twitter.com/americanair/status/1158771294378352642?s=21 Based soley off of this Twitter video, I'd guess it has something to do with expanded Mexico resort destinations, fresh in-flight guacamole (like they're doing at ORD Admirals club), free booze for everyone ...

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by goldenargosy
Thu Jul 09, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typhoon Linfa Issues At HKG
Replies: 2
Views: 1019

Typhoon Linfa Issues At HKG

Was just flying on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 137 <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> - <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak I...

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by goldenargosy
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2015 Airline Industry Predictions
Replies: 124
Views: 19155

RE: 2015 Airline Industry Predictions

AA announces JFK - TLV starting in 4th quarter 2015

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by goldenargosy
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closed Airport Terminals
Replies: 59
Views: 13972

RE: Closed Airport Terminals

YMX Montreal Mirabel. This is still my number 1 saddest, creepiest and most beautiful abandoned airports ever.

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by goldenargosy
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport
Replies: 245
Views: 74483

RE: Dreamlifter Lands At Wrong Airport

Just curious to know if this short takeoff and landing with this type of aircraft made any world record?

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by goldenargosy
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas Resume JFK Service
Replies: 19
Views: 8220

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas Resume JFK Service

So, like, wow. I used to fly them a lot on this route. Good to see them coming back.

330s sound better than their aging recycled CX 340s. Wonder what the cabins will look like on the 330? Any chance of lie-flats?

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by goldenargosy
Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10 Teething Pains Versus 787
Replies: 38
Views: 13926

RE: DC-10 Teething Pains Versus 787

I was around for all the DC-10 highs and lows. Teething pains for the DC-10 were cargo door design flaws which ultimately resulted in 346 deaths in the THY crash just outside <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym>. What was not a teething pain was the American crash just ou...

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by goldenargosy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 10
Replies: 153
Views: 35176

RE: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 10

I know that no one wants to ever hear "pilot error"... but call it what it is and don't hide behind politics etc.

  

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by goldenargosy
Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines And Chicago
Replies: 15
Views: 3550

RE: National Airlines And Chicago

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jsnww81" class="quote" target="_blank">jsnww81</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="San Francisco - Internation...

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by goldenargosy
Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3
Replies: 300
Views: 76764

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3

Assuming they repair the aircraft and put it back into service, I'm interested if anyone knows how they eliminate smoke damage. Will it always smell a bit like smoke in there? Will they need to replace the seats, carpeting, etc...?

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by goldenargosy
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3
Replies: 300
Views: 76764

RE: ET 787 On Fire At Heathrow Part 3

Maybe someone forgot to turn off the iron.

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by goldenargosy
Sat Jul 13, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Racist Pilot Names Published On Tv For OZ214
Replies: 135
Views: 28336

RE: Racist Pilot Names Published On Tv For OZ214

Hey Tosh.0, an intern just became available!

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by goldenargosy
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 3
Replies: 304
Views: 100320

OZ 777 Crash At SFO Part 3

Reminds me a bit of similar crash of Japan Airlines that landed 2.5 miles short of runway at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> back in November 22, 1968. That time it landed right in the bay and after some fixing up, went back into service fo...

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by goldenargosy
Sat May 18, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates To Reshape American Aviation
Replies: 66
Views: 25442

RE: Emirates To Reshape American Aviation

Having flown <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> - <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> - <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</a...

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by goldenargosy
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angry Passenger Destroys Gate, Computers ( Video )
Replies: 33
Views: 20558

RE: Angry Passenger Destroys Gate, Computers ( Video )

God I love this video! So great that there are still crazies out there to provide viewing pleasure like this. Without him, how could we possibly avoid work and spend the time watching entertainment like this.

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by goldenargosy
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Kids Allowed In Upper Decks On A380 And 747s?
Replies: 165
Views: 25819

No Kids Allowed In Upper Decks On A380 And 747s?

Looking forward to knowing which airlines do this. I will go out of my way to fly with them.

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by goldenargosy
Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mythbusters Shows Most Airlines Board Wrong(video)
Replies: 57
Views: 28559

RE: Mythbusters Shows Most Airlines Board Wrong(video)

From what I can tell, they left out priority boarding based on FF status. This is a real-life control element that would effect timing and satisfaction.

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by goldenargosy
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/18 - Part 4
Replies: 159
Views: 25630

RE: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/18 - Part 4

It really, really saddens me to read all these U.S.A. apologists on here. Decrying that the use of the American flag on a plane will offend people around the world. If that truly disturbs your globally sophisticated sensibilities, I suggest you take another look at the name of the airline. LOL, I do...

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by goldenargosy
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/18 - Part 4
Replies: 159
Views: 25630

RE: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/18 - Part 4

I personally love the fact that in this new design the American Flag totally covers the back end of the plane. The last thing I want as an American flying in an American Airline is to hide any fact that I'm not proud of my country and my flag. It makes me very happy that they aren't shying away from...

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by goldenargosy
Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3
Replies: 256
Views: 27356

RE: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EricR" class="quote" target="_blank">EricR</a> (<a href="#243" class="quote">Reply 243</a>):<br/><i>The design of the tail did exactly what it w...

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by goldenargosy
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3
Replies: 256
Views: 27356

RE: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3

Website just went live with the new branding minutes ago.

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by goldenargosy
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3
Replies: 256
Views: 27356

RE: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3

I think the entire identity system is crisp, elegant and friendly. I already like it and can't wait to start seeing it appear everywhere and on everything. Run into the future and let go of the past. The tail is awesome. As an American, I'm very proud to be flying in a plane with a stylized United S...

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by goldenargosy
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Publishes A345 SIN-LAX/EWR Nonstop End Dates
Replies: 51
Views: 17366

RE: SQ Publishes A345 SIN-LAX/EWR Nonstop End Dates

Shame. At least I got a chance to fly the <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> service 3 times back when they had Y cabin. A great experience to be in the air for so long. Once this route is gone, what will take over as the longest flight in th...

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by goldenargosy
Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery Of One 777-200LR
Replies: 65
Views: 29785

Iraqi Airways Takes Delivery Of One 777-200LR

In the late 80's there was a huge Iraqi Airways ticket office located in the lobby of the McGraw-Hill Building on 6th Ave. in Manhattan. Every time I'd walk by it I'd look in and check it out. It was strange they'd have such a large office since they didn't have flights out of <acronym title="New Yo...

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by goldenargosy
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rise And Fall Of An International Airport
Replies: 74
Views: 4243

RE: Rise And Fall Of An International Airport

GSW is nothing compared to this International Airport...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BsFQAAblL8

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by goldenargosy
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UA Comercial
Replies: 27
Views: 7911

RE: New UA Comercial

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/0NEWAIR0" class="quote" target="_blank">0NEWAIR0</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>I see Delta commercials often and, prett...

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by goldenargosy
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New UA Comercial
Replies: 27
Views: 7911

RE: New UA Comercial

A long list of stale RTBs (Reasons To Believe) -- a few added destinations blah blah seats blah blah blah app blah blah. A list of features cobbled together with an inspiring soundtrak does not build a mega brand. It says you don't have a clear positioning for your brand. Sure every brand can tout t...

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by goldenargosy
Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing S.C. Delivers Air India’s First 787
Replies: 12
Views: 9147

RE: Boeing S.C. Delivers Air India’s First 787

Does anyone know if it actually took off for India this morning (Friday Sept. 7)?

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by goldenargosy
Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing S.C. Delivers Air India’s First 787
Replies: 12
Views: 9147

Boeing S.C. Delivers Air India’s First 787

Won't believe it until it actually lands in India this Saturday.

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=2404

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by goldenargosy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Thinking To Launch Some ORY-Europe Flights
Replies: 15
Views: 7826

RE: AF Thinking To Launch Some ORY-Europe Flights

In addition to the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> European flights being redirected to <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym>, I would really like to see <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> take just one of their many <acronym title="New York - John F. Kenned...

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by goldenargosy
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished
Replies: 81
Views: 26726

RE: MAS & Thai A380s Paint Jobs Finished

MH livery is a Hot Mess. Ouch. My eyes hurt.

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by goldenargosy
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Cut Jobs
Replies: 209
Views: 29821

RE: AA To Cut Jobs

I wonder if Alec Baldwin has supplied AA with his top picks for the axe list.

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by goldenargosy
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A330 On Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 8460

RE: A330 On Trial

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Babybus" class="quote" target="_blank">Babybus</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>As far as I'm aware there are millions of ...

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by goldenargosy
Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ghost Names. Recycled 3-letter Airport Codes
Replies: 4
Views: 4269

Ghost Names. Recycled 3-letter Airport Codes

Since 3-letter airport codes are so scarce they can be recycled one year after they are dropped. Case in point, when Idlewild Airport became <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, the old IDL tag was retired then reused for In...

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by goldenargosy
Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Radical Livery Changes
Replies: 43
Views: 7031

RE: Most Radical Livery Changes

Alia to Royal Jordanian in the mid-to-late 80's. First time I saw the Royal Jordanian 747 parked at the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> international terminal all decked out in its new grey, gold and red livery I was ama...

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by goldenargosy
Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evidence Of Defunct Airlines
Replies: 50
Views: 6585

RE: Evidence Of Defunct Airlines

Last year I was boarding a Delta flight at gate 16 from PanAm's old WorldPort terminal and right as you enter the jetway there's an old metal sign with the PanAm logo and instructions on how to exit the jetway in case of an emergency. I don't know if they have these at all the jetways, but I thought...

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by goldenargosy
Sat Aug 05, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nigeria Airways Fleet Disposal Begins ([email protected] Pics)
Replies: 41
Views: 11043

RE: Nigeria Airways Fleet Disposal Begins ([email protected] Pics)

Great photographs -- thanks for sharing them.
Why is it one tail logo is a flying elephant and the other a flying bird? I always thought it was just the flying elephant. When did the bird appear?

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by goldenargosy
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hubs From Days Gone By
Replies: 41
Views: 4602

RE: Hubs From Days Gone By

Trans International Airlines/Transamerica Airlines: OAK
World Airways: OAK

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by goldenargosy
Sat Jul 15, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: MEA Fleet Evacuated To Cyprus
Replies: 72
Views: 19975

RE: Confirmed: MEA Fleet Evacuated To Cyprus

It was reported on BBC America this morning that <acronym title="Macae (MEA / SBME), Brazil">MEA</acronym> flew a number of jets out of <acronym title="Beirut - Rafic Hariri International (BEY / OLBA), Lebanon">BEY</acronym> to AMM. They are planning on storing them at Amman indefinately. This seems...

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by goldenargosy
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS New Livery: Pic
Replies: 72
Views: 25398

RE: VS New Livery: Pic

Yawn. Hope they didn't actually pay for this nuance. Besides people who actually pay attention to things like this (people like us) I doubt the average airline passenger will even notice.

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by goldenargosy
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Varig's Current State - These Images Say It All.
Replies: 104
Views: 33380

RE: Varig's Current State - These Images Say It All.

Tragic. Reminds me of the cluster of Braniff planes at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> the day they stopped operating. This is the notice that Varig is posting on their U.S. website right now: VARIG has reduced its flight operations until ...

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by goldenargosy
Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will It All End?
Replies: 52
Views: 8298

RE: Where Will It All End?

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by goldenargosy
Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Drop Some Long-Haul Routes
Replies: 98
Views: 19270

RE: UA To Drop Some Long-Haul Routes

ORD-<acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym> Flew it in April and flight was half full. Price was rock bottom $655. Way lower than any of their Asia flights. Wouldn't be surprised to see them pull this one. Plus, isn't the U.S. military slowly reducing its pres...

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by goldenargosy
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW And PA In LAX/SFO
Replies: 16
Views: 3753

RE: TW And PA In LAX/SFO

It the 1968 movie Bullitt with Steve McQueen there are a few scenes that take place at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. All the Pan Am 707s are parked at what looks to be the old Terminal 1. Can anyone confirm where Pan Am was prior to it r...

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by goldenargosy
Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Hr Non-stop Flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14054

RE: 14 Hr Non-stop Flight

Last year I took the 18.5 hour long <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> flight in premium economy. 37 hours total inflig...

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by goldenargosy
Fri May 05, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pressing F/A Call Button Rude?
Replies: 69
Views: 9727

RE: Pressing F/A Call Button Rude?

I was on <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 2 nights ago into <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> sitting in sea...

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by goldenargosy
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar's New Livery: Here She Is In Real...
Replies: 45
Views: 18173

RE: Qatar's New Livery: Here She Is In Real...

I also noticed on their website the new livery for Iran Air. Hard to tell what the design is on the tail.

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by goldenargosy
Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Witnessed A Plane Crash?
Replies: 117
Views: 20816

RE: Has Anyone Witnessed A Plane Crash?

September 11th I had just stepped out of my apartment on West 8th St. when I heard the first plane coming and looked up as it went speeding over. I had never heard engines whining so hard or so loud. Seconds later I heard it slam into the Trade Center. The rest is history. Something I'll never forge...

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by goldenargosy
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's New Interiors
Replies: 42
Views: 9241

RE: DL's New Interiors

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by goldenargosy
Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad. Not A Very Consumer Friendly Name.
Replies: 116
Views: 13383

RE: Etihad. Not A Very Consumer Friendly Name.

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