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by BUFjets
Wed Jan 21, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What To Do For 3+ Hours In EWR -Today-?
Replies: 7
Views: 7037

RE: What To Do For 3+ Hours In EWR -Today-?

Ride the tram connecting terminals around and around.....nice views of the tarmac activity

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by BUFjets
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit: Most Miserable Airport In The US
Replies: 50
Views: 7904

RE: Detroit: Most Miserable Airport In The US

For me, it's all about the terminal and the employees. The McNamara Terminal at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> is very nice. I don't mind being there. The worst for me: <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - P...

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by BUFjets
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Plans To Shift Traffic To Regional Jets
Replies: 47
Views: 10732

RE: Northwest Plans To Shift Traffic To Regional Jets

Does anybody know if any of the DC-9's to be retired in the next year or two are the DC-9-50's? They are "newer" than the DC-9-30's, but maybe they are retiring based on when D checks are needed. Slightly off topic, but... are all the engines on the DC-9-30's the same? Are they interchangeable with ...

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by BUFjets
Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)
Replies: 11
Views: 7239

RE: Sky King 737-200 Appreciation Thread (w/ Pictures)

Sky King will be flying the Myrtle Beach Direct Air flights between <acronym title="Myrtle Beach - International (AFB) (MYR / KMYR), USA - South Carolina">MYR</acronym> and Niagara Falls, Pittsburgh, and Newark. The Myrtle Beach Direct Air internet site shows a new paint job. I wonder if that is jus...

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by BUFjets
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Serve BUF With 757
Replies: 28
Views: 6422

RE: US To Serve BUF With 757

I looked at my new itinerary and saw row 3. I got excited that I was put in first class. Then I saw row 3 is actually the bulkhead row in coach. Interesting US has only 4 first class seat on the 757 (4 out of 193) yet the A321 has 26 F class seats (26 out of 169). The people with status in Dividend ...

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by BUFjets
Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Serve BUF With 757
Replies: 28
Views: 6422

US To Serve BUF With 757

I'm flying <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>-<acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> in March. I just got a schedule change e-mail. I noticed my outbound <acronym t...

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by BUFjets
Wed Nov 15, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Proposes Merger With Delta
Replies: 261
Views: 29715

RE: US Airways Proposes Merger With Delta

Cities like Wilmington, <acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Air Cargo (USA)">NC</acronym> are only served by <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and US. I would expect <acronym title="Wilmington - New Hanover International (County) (ILM / KILM), USA - North ...

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by BUFjets
Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help Needed One Day Trip Out Of CHI Area
Replies: 19
Views: 3653

RE: Help Needed One Day Trip Out Of CHI Area

Southwest offers fares as low as $39.00 each way plus taxes and fees for flights from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> to Buffalo, NY. From there, you could rent a car and see Niagara Falls. It's only about a 30 minute drive from the Buffalo ...

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by BUFjets
Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Count Down Begins With NW Strike Vote
Replies: 45
Views: 6342

RE: Count Down Begins With NW Strike Vote

Why does it take 2 weeks for the pilot strike vote? It seems to me it could be done in 2-3 days.

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by BUFjets
Fri Jan 13, 2006 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Surpasses US In Pax At BUF
Replies: 9
Views: 3782

RE: WN Surpasses US In Pax At BUF

You could also purchase <acronym title="Allentown - Lehigh Valley International (Allentown / Bethlehem / Easton) (ABE / KABE), USA - Pennsylvania">ABE</acronym>-<acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>......have someone drop you of...

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by BUFjets
Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 732's At Kbur
Replies: 30
Views: 3301

RE: Southwest 732's At Kbur

I remember flying on a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> 732 into <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glendale / Pasadena) - Bob Hope (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym> about 8-10 years ago. I remember not having to de-plane. I think it was a stop in my...

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by BUFjets
Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Surpasses US In Pax At BUF
Replies: 9
Views: 3782

WN Surpasses US In Pax At BUF

I just saw a story on WKBW in Buffalo stating <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> has surpassed US in total pax at <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>. I looked for a link at wkbw.com, but I could not find o...

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by BUFjets
Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog On Runway At DAL
Replies: 30
Views: 5786

RE: Dog On Runway At DAL

The type of dog has not been mentioned. If it's a chiuaua, I imagine the CFM56's can handle that FOD.

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by BUFjets
Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines in MDW Overrun - Part 2
Replies: 187
Views: 24550

RE: Southwest Airlines In MDW Overrun - Part 2

Is <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>'s short runway length a consideration in deciding if/when to close an airport? Could a situation arise where <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> should...

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by BUFjets
Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Cabins On B752 And A300
Replies: 37
Views: 5701

RE: AA's Cabins On B752 And A300

The newest AA 757's are only a couple years old. They chose to install the old style seats, even when the new style (ala 737-800) were available. That's one I can't understand.

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by BUFjets
Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US B767 N650US Now Flying In New Livery
Replies: 21
Views: 7760

RE: US B767 N650US Now Flying In New Livery

Jetmaster- I'll be flying <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym> in 2 weeks. Did you notice anythin...

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by BUFjets
Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump 727
Replies: 7
Views: 5011

RE: Trump 727

I bet he could have gotten a DC-9 or 733-200 cheap as well. He would then only need a flight crew of 2 and only have 2 engines to maintain. I know Aloha used to have ETOPS 737-200's flying from <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym> to <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym>, so there...

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by BUFjets
Tue Nov 01, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump 727
Replies: 7
Views: 5011

RE: Trump 727

Trump's 727-23 was delivered to <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> in 1968. It does not look like it has the Super 27 engines or the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 engines. If "The Donald" did his homework, he would have selected a two-holer that could fly with a ...

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by BUFjets
Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Carriers Reduce Weight To 50 Pounds?
Replies: 19
Views: 2661

RE: Should Carriers Reduce Weight To 50 Pounds?

I think many airlines already have the 50 lb. limit. I know on Airtran, USAirways, and Southwest, you have to pay more for any bag over 50 lbs. Are you suggesting the airlines are considering 50 lbs. max per pax instead of 50 lbs. max ber bag? I think airlines should reward pax who have very little ...

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by BUFjets
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Boarding Procedures Dangerous?
Replies: 132
Views: 8728

RE: WN Boarding Procedures Dangerous?

Here's what irritates me...... There's always some adult (usually more than one) who pre-board and sit in the emergency exit rows. If these people are in such poor physical condition they need to pre-board, they should not be qualified to assist in an emergency. I've never seen anyone at <acronym ti...

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by BUFjets
Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bigger Plane For The Delta Shuttle
Replies: 61
Views: 7750

RE: Bigger Plane For The Delta Shuttle

I would guess the fuel costs are less on the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-88 than the 733 for <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS<...

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by BUFjets
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Takes Wright Fight Message To TV Ads
Replies: 97
Views: 4556

RE: WN Takes Wright Fight Message To TV Ads

This is one of those issues where I see both sides of the argument. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> played by the law. They built up the <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> hub since the Wright Amendment was in place. If ...

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by BUFjets
Thu Jul 28, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 V. 737-700
Replies: 22
Views: 10335

RE: Southwest 737-300 V. 737-700

Now that WN has retired the last -200, are there any -300 or -500 retirements in the next year or two?

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by BUFjets
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So...Why Can't I Just Go Standby? WN's Answer...
Replies: 31
Views: 17932

RE: So...Why Can't I Just Go Standby? WN's Answer...

With all do respect to Herb, I disagree with him. I've gottem out of work early and arrived at the airport early in hopes of catching an earlier flight. I've never had problems doing it on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, ...

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by BUFjets
Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't You Standby On WN?
Replies: 62
Views: 6376

RE: Why Can't You Standby On WN?

The only way I can see <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> making more money with a "no stand by" policy is with customers who buy a cheaper later flight with the intentions of trying to board the earlier flight. However, when booking, there doesn't seem to be a big difference bet...

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by BUFjets
Sat Jul 16, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Soaring To New Heights After Move To PHL
Replies: 16
Views: 3809

RE: Southwest Soaring To New Heights After Move To PHL

I flew <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> to catch a Red Sox Orioles game last Friday. The whole city was packed ...

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by BUFjets
Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whale Sharks Survive UPS Flight
Replies: 12
Views: 3269

RE: Whale Sharks Survive UPS Flight

I wonder if they had contingency diversion plans in place if the whale sharks had died in flight? A great deal of tartar sauce would have been needed.

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by BUFjets
Mon May 09, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 In A AA Livery
Replies: 36
Views: 17134

RE: A380 In A AA Livery

AA's livery does not have to die with the composite airframes. WN's "Silver One" and NW's new livery is silver paint.

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by BUFjets
Tue May 03, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF Main Runway Improvement Postponed
Replies: 20
Views: 2546

RE: BUF Main Runway Improvement Postponed

Has anybody seen KBUF Runway 14-32 used for Mainline Traffic (737's, DC-9's, A320's) recently?

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by BUFjets
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Super 80 Entertainment
Replies: 26
Views: 4627

RE: AA Super 80 Entertainment

I always have to run to the defense of the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> MD80. I think it's one of the best domestic US jets to fly on...... 2X3 seating (fewer middle seats), <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s new style seats withs headrests, and it's ver...

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by BUFjets
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cracked Windshield
Replies: 12
Views: 6196

RE: Cracked Windshield

I once had a flight cancelled due to a cracked windshield. We were leaving the first flight out of <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> on a cold February morning. They turned on the heaters (I assume window heaters) and one wi...

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by BUFjets
Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's Official: AirTran To Charlotte
Replies: 18
Views: 4252

RE: It's Official: AirTran To Charlotte

A quick check shows bith US and <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> compete on the <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - No...

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by BUFjets
Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Asks Employees For Help This Weekend..
Replies: 100
Views: 9394

RE: USAirways Asks Employees For Help This Weekend..

I heard on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>, can't recall if it was CNN or FOX News that US Airways was asking Non-Union employees to volunteer to work on New Year's Eve. If it was a request of NON-union employees, I believe it renders many of the above posts to be irrelevant. ...

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by BUFjets
Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Official 2004 Democratic Whining Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 2922

RE: The Official 2004 Democratic Whining Thread

FLYYUL wrote, "I meant to say THAT <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> MAJOR AMERICAN URBAN cities went Democrat with a few exceptions,. It just goes to show that America is still part of a redneck agenda, GUNS <acronym title="Anderson...

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by BUFjets
Tue Oct 12, 2004 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dire News From The USAirways Camp
Replies: 61
Views: 11130

RE: Dire News From The USAirways Camp

There was a brief article in USA Today last Friday about a Bill in Congress requiring other airlines to honor tickets of airlines that shut down. One might imagine some law makers are preparing for the liquidation of US Airways. I've got tickets on US Jan 27th-31st. I'd say my odds of flying US at t...

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by BUFjets
Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today Forgets EA
Replies: 38
Views: 4827

RE: USA Today Forgets EA

The context of the photo gallery was to conjure up memories people had of airlines they flew on or knew of in the past. The photo gallery would not have been in USA Today at all if not for the recent articles about US Airways filing <acronym title="Bemidji Airlines (USA)">CH</acronym>. 11 again with...

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by BUFjets
Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA Today Forgets EA
Replies: 38
Views: 4827

USA Today Forgets EA

There is a photo gallery of defunct airlines on-line in today's USA Today internet site. This particular piece was provided as a contrast or forshadowing of US Airways current situation. They showed examples of 13 different airlines that no longer exist today. They even included small guys like Kiwi...

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by BUFjets
Fri Aug 27, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thunder Of Niagra 2004 Airshow
Replies: 7
Views: 2174

RE: Thunder Of Niagra 2004 Airshow

In case some of you don't visit the web page......

Static Displays include:
T43 Trainer - a military version 737-200
B52 Bomber
C17 Transport
C5 Transport
F16 Fighter

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by BUFjets
Fri Aug 20, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 763 Domestic Interiors-worn
Replies: 2
Views: 2309

DL 763 Domestic Interiors-worn

I flew <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 722 <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> yesterday. I wa...

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by BUFjets
Mon Aug 16, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet's New 737-700's.
Replies: 11
Views: 5003

RE: EasyJet's New 737-700's.

Since Easyjet has both 737-700's and new A319's, they should be able to compare them very well. I wonder which is more economical for them. I don't suppose we have an Easyjet insider here who could comment?

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by BUFjets
Thu Aug 12, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10?'s
Replies: 42
Views: 6708

RE: NW DC-10?'s

5 of them were made in 1987-1988.
3 others were 1980-1981.
The rest were made in the '70s.

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by BUFjets
Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AirTran Service
Replies: 60
Views: 5853

RE: New AirTran Service

"The days of <acronym title="Rochester - Greater Rochester International (Monroe County) (ROC / KROC), USA - New York">ROC</acronym> area travelers flying out of Buffalo are pretty much over." I still think <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New Yor...

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by BUFjets
Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Expanding In BUF
Replies: 27
Views: 3682

RE: Southwest Expanding In BUF

I heard from an airport runway construction worker the new runway at <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> will be finished on August 15th. I'm sure there is a possibility of the project being delayed. After runway 14-32 is open...

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by BUFjets
Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran 737NG To Hawaii?
Replies: 52
Views: 8147

RE: Airtran 737NG To Hawaii?

I think there are a lot of people without <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> miles who can't justify the typical fares from the mainland US to <acronym title="Papillon Airlines (USA)">HI</acronym>. If a LCC could offer flights for around $300 RT from <acronym title="Air China">CA</acronym...

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by BUFjets
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Crash In The 80s
Replies: 42
Views: 9637

RE: NW Crash In The 80s

757225- I was a MD-82 with registration N312RC as previously noted by Na. I verified this at airdisaster.com

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by BUFjets
Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usaf Has Trouble Finding Farnborough
Replies: 34
Views: 5783

RE: Usaf Has Trouble Finding Farnborough

Cederjet- keep you propaganda out of this forum

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by BUFjets
Wed Jul 21, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Posts $1.96B Loss For Q2
Replies: 28
Views: 5814

RE: DL Posts $1.96B Loss For Q2

What is the pilots argument for making more than say <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> pilots? I'm sure they must have some defense. To the uninformed observer looking from the outside, it appears the pilots are being unreasonable by not taking a pay cut that puts them at par wit...

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by BUFjets
Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?
Replies: 7
Views: 3001

RE: Why Not Redesign Old Aircraft?

Boeing offers just what you are asking for the DC-10. It's called the MD-10. Fed Ex is or was having the upgrade done on some freighters.

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by BUFjets
Sun Jun 27, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To AA BUF-DFW N/s?
Replies: 3
Views: 3767

What Happened To AA BUF-DFW N/s?

On Feb. 18th, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> announced in a press release it was starting a seasonal, daily <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 flight between <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acron...

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by BUFjets
Fri Jun 25, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is JFK Using The Old TWA Terminal For?
Replies: 39
Views: 10140

RE: What Is JFK Using The Old TWA Terminal For?

I was just at JetBlue's terminal 6 last week. The rotunda I was in was very crowded as 3 flights were departing within a short time of each other. I didn't really enjoy being there. Also, the bathrooms in the Rotunda are downstairs. I can see why they want to acquire the old TWA terminal. I was neve...

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