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by mtlu
Wed Mar 27, 2002 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 1227

Spirit Airlines

Hi,

Could someone who have flown Spirit Airlines
tell me about your experience with them?
How's the service? Equipment?

Thanks
MTL

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by mtlu
Mon Jan 28, 2002 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A340 Took Off From ANC's Taxiway, Not Runway!
Replies: 88
Views: 9833

CI Pilots Are Ex-fighter Pilots?

I heard that most China Airline pilots are ex-fighter
pilots in Taiwan's Air Force, who used to fly F-5E, and
F-104. I wonder if this has anything to do with some of their reckless flying behavior?

MTL

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by mtlu
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think The First Officer Does?
Replies: 41
Views: 8433

RE: What Do You Think The First Officer Does?

The First Officer is the passengers only hope if the Captain should pass out, have bad food poisoning, or have a heart attack!!

MTL

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by mtlu
Fri Sep 14, 2001 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too Bad For Sfo!
Replies: 9
Views: 1559

RE: Too Bad For Sfo!

Taipei's new 2nd terminal is like that. They put
all the check points in front of the gates.

MTL

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by mtlu
Wed Aug 22, 2001 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Plays Down B777 Report
Replies: 14
Views: 2434

RE: Political Decision?

I agree with you. It's more of a political thing, given
Taiwan's difficult diplomatic situation.

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by mtlu
Tue Jul 10, 2001 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheap Airline Practices
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Flying Old Airplanes

Among all the cheap practices that bug me the
most is some airlines are still using really old aircrafts!

MTL

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by mtlu
Sat Jul 07, 2001 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's Cool When People Look At Planes
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

RE: It's Cool When People Look At Planes

Yes, I like to do this myself and see if I can
identify what airlines and what plane type.

MTL

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by mtlu
Sat Jul 07, 2001 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Keep A Log Book
Replies: 14
Views: 1433

Keep A Log Book

Hi, Does anyone keep a log book of all the flights you have flown? If you do, what information do you keep. Recently I decided to recreate my log book from my memory. I checked my passport record, my travel photos and listed all the flights I have been on. I record the date I fly. Origin city and de...

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by mtlu
Tue Jul 03, 2001 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA/AA Adds Code-share Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 2819

How Do You Use This?

Hi,

Thanks for the info. I live in SJC. I have a lot of miles with EVA. When I fly AA to LAX from SJC, how do
I make AA log the miles to my EVA frequent flyer
account?

MTL

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by mtlu
Fri Jun 15, 2001 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No B747 In Sjc?
Replies: 9
Views: 1342

No B747 In Sjc?

Hi,

Does anyone know why there is no
Boeing 747 flying into San Jose, California (SJC)?
Is it because the runways are not long enough?

MTL

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by mtlu
Wed Jun 06, 2001 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Single Biggest Reason You Love To Fly?
Replies: 16
Views: 2561

RE: What's The Single Biggest Reason You Love To Fly?

Flying gets me home to see my family.

MTL

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by mtlu
Wed May 30, 2001 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Difficult Livery To Keep Clean
Replies: 33
Views: 2448

White Fuselage

White Fuselages are difficult to clean, that's for sure. But
a while ago, I heard that a lot of airlines use white
fuselage because in the event of a crash, it is easier for
rescuers to search for debris since it is white.

Could anyone confirm this?

MTL

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by mtlu
Wed May 30, 2001 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asia After Airline Name?
Replies: 9
Views: 1544

Here Is Why

Folks, Here is why. Red China believes if a country's "flag carrier" flies to both China and Taiwan, it creates "Two China" or "Taiwan Independence," which is a big NO NO for China. Therefore, they request airlines NOT to fly to Taiwan, or form a shadow company to service Taiwan. Thus, there is Jap...

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by mtlu
Sat May 19, 2001 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue?
Replies: 10
Views: 1413

Jet Blue?

Hi Folks,

Has anyone try a new airlines company called
"Jet Blue" ? I saw their commercial on TV.
It's a new company in the US and it claims they
use brand new A320.

Has anyone flown with them? How was it?

Thanks
MTL

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by mtlu
Sat May 12, 2001 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UAL's Economy Plus Concept Originally From VS?
Replies: 12
Views: 2365

RE: Is UAL's Economy Plus Concept Originally From VS?

EVA's "Economy Delux" is a four-class configuration.
You have Economy, Economy Delux, Business Class,
and First Class. Does any other airlines do this?

MTL

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by mtlu
Tue Apr 24, 2001 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Own Air Force One
Replies: 17
Views: 1770

Your Own Air Force One

Here is some food for thought. If you were the head of state of your country, what type of aircraft would you choose to be your "Air Force One?" My own choice would be Airbus 380. I can have extra room for my staff, conference rooms, exercise facilities, and a fully equipped situation room for war t...

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by mtlu
Fri Apr 13, 2001 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Longest Flight Ever?
Replies: 60
Views: 4806

PVD -> TPE 30 Hours!

My longest flight. On Northwest Airlines. PVD (Providence, RI) -> DTW (Detroit) -> LAX (Los Angeles) -> TPE (Taipei). This flight usually takes 22 hours. But that day the head wind was pretty strong from LAX to Taipei. So we made an unscheduled landing in Hawaii. It took 30 hours all together. I hat...

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by mtlu
Sun Apr 01, 2001 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Cruise Ship In The Air?
Replies: 33
Views: 4533

Boeing Vs. Airbus

I think this is not really a Boeing vs. Airbus issue, as someone suggested this is some sort of "Anti-Airbus" scheme. The bottom line is still up to the airlines. Airbus or Boeing or whatever plane manufacturer can design any huge plane they want, so huge you can add a football field on it!  <i...

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by mtlu
Sat Mar 31, 2001 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's Service Onboard Air China?
Replies: 8
Views: 3083

RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

In all fairness, Air China's safety record on international
flights is very good. I might be wrong, but I think there has not
been any single passenger fatalities with them.

You just need to put up with the poor service and
dirty cabin.

mtl

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by mtlu
Sat Mar 31, 2001 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380: Cruise Ship In The Air?
Replies: 33
Views: 4533

A380: Cruise Ship In The Air?

Hi Everyone, Airbus promised A380 to be like a flying cruise ship, with lots of amenities like a bar, a gym... lots of extra room to make flying more enjoyable. While I believe this would be nice to have for passengers, I am wondering, for airlinesit is always the bottom line that matters. So, my qu...

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by mtlu
Sat Mar 31, 2001 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's Service Onboard Air China?
Replies: 8
Views: 3083

RE: How's Service Onboard Air China?

I've flown Air China once. The service was so so.
The flight attendants were not very friendly.
Try not to tick them off.

mtl

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by mtlu
Fri Mar 30, 2001 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do Airlines Retire Their MD 11s?
Replies: 9
Views: 3371

RE: Why Do Airlines Retire Their MD 11s?

I read an article on Wall Street Journal about the
poor safety records of MD-11. That may be part of
the reasons.

mtl

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by mtlu
Wed Mar 28, 2001 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tail Winds-Earlier Arrival?
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

The Difference Is Significant

The difference between flying head wind and tail wind is
significant.

Last time I flew SFO to TPE, it took almost 14 hours.
Coming back TPE to SFO, it was 10 hours.

MTL

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by mtlu
Tue Mar 27, 2001 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Asia Airways
Replies: 16
Views: 1735

RE: BA Asia Airways

For the same political reason, both China Airlines
and EVA Air are not allowed to fly into Narita Airport
of Tokyo.

If you look carefully, they don't carry Taiwan's (ROC)
national flag on their planes either, so they can fly to
other countries with less objections from China.

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by mtlu
Fri Mar 23, 2001 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA 747 Vs. AA 777
Replies: 30
Views: 3045

RE: EVA 747 Vs. AA 777

Hi, Thanks for all the input. This is my analysis: Airplane: 777 vs. 747, I guess I don't really have to worry about it according to most of you guys input, although I have never flown in a 777 before and would like to give it a try. Aiport For me, I live in Cupertino. So the drive to SFO is about 4...

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by mtlu
Thu Mar 22, 2001 10:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA 747 Vs. AA 777
Replies: 30
Views: 3045

EVA 747 Vs. AA 777

Hi, I fly to Taipei from San Francisco a lot, and I always fly EVA Air. Since American Airlines are starting new non-stop services from San Jose to Taipei, I am thinking about giving it a try since I live closer to San Jose. The thing is, AA uses Boeing 777 for this new service, while EVA uses Boein...

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by mtlu
Wed Mar 21, 2001 10:23 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Your Opinion On Models.
Replies: 9
Views: 3000

RE: Your Opinion On Models.

Herpa is good, but I don't like their landing gears.

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by mtlu
Tue Mar 13, 2001 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines "1000 Year Austria"
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Austrian Airlines "1000 Year Austria"

Hi All,

Autrian Airlines has an Airbus 321 with special color
scheme, named "Pinzgau, 1000 Years Austria."

It has many faces painted on the plane, with Mozart
on the tail wing. I am wondering if anyone knows who
the rest of the people painted on that plane are?

Thanks
Ming

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