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by 367-80
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Denver?
Replies: 10
Views: 2561

RE: CX To Denver?

Thanks to all. I should have realized it was a codeshare. Not sure why I didn't think of that--just a momentary brain freeze. . .

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by 367-80
Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX To Denver?
Replies: 10
Views: 2561

CX To Denver?

Browsing through flytecomm.com today, I noticed <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> has a flight this evening from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to DIA. Clearly it's a charter (CX 7522, arr. 9:46 p.m.). Any idea w...

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by 367-80
Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pan Am, PeoplEXPRESS At Stapleton
Replies: 0
Views: 3484

Pan Am, PeoplEXPRESS At Stapleton

While surfing through the Stapleton commerative website (http://milehifield.topcities.com/main.html) I was disappointed to find no photos of Pan Am, and only a few pics of PeopleEXPRESS aircraft at Stapleton. So my requests are: (1) PeoplEXPRESS, particularly a PEX 747, which the airline ran briefly...

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by 367-80
Thu Sep 18, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver To Be Hub For "Starfish"
Replies: 74
Views: 8021

RE: Denver To Be Hub For "Starfish"

What about the operating costs out of DIA? Starfish is competing not only with <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> at <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>, but with Southwest and other LCCs. These competitors undoubte...

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by 367-80
Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Perimeter Rules At DCA And LGA
Replies: 13
Views: 5884

RE: Perimeter Rules At DCA And LGA

US A333 <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>: I'm not sure of this, but I suspect the <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> perimeter rule was created in part to assur...

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by 367-80
Sat Oct 05, 2002 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oneworld Reports BA To Begin LHR-DEN/PHX/SAN
Replies: 26
Views: 5398

What About UA?

I'm wondering how United Airlines fits into the politics of this. As I recall, a couple of years ago United pledged to fly DEN-LHR should Bermuda II be amended to allow it. If BA is planning to fly the route as if a BII amendment is imminent, wouldn't United be making preparations to do the same? Ha...

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by 367-80
Wed Sep 11, 2002 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F-16s Escort Plane Into CLT
Replies: 22
Views: 2521

RE: F-16s Escort Plane Into CLT

Isn't SU the registration prefix for Egypt?

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by 367-80
Thu Jul 06, 2000 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Slots For Delta!
Replies: 2
Views: 1698

Nor For AA And UA

I noticed that American and United failed to win any slots as well. The winners appeared to be the little guys: ATA, Frontier, America West, TWA (unfortunately now a small fry) and Midwest Express. This appears to be an attempt to by the DOT to help the smaller carriers compete with the big three--o...

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by 367-80
Wed Jul 05, 2000 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Int'l (DEN): Not Much International Traffic
Replies: 14
Views: 2469

No More KE Service To DEN

Just a quick note: Korean's service to Denver was not non-stop--it was one-stop service via either LAX or SFO-- and has since been discontinued because it was unprofitable. So much for "demand" for international services from Denver.

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by 367-80
Thu Jun 29, 2000 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Was Denver Stapleton?
Replies: 16
Views: 2374

RE: How Was Denver Stapleton?

I lived for fourteen years (1973-1987) near the intersection of 23rd Avenue and Monaco Boulevard in Denver, which is about a mile west-southwest from the threshold for Stapleton's runway 8R. I developed my love of airliners from watching the regular stream of arrivals on 8L and 8R, or departures on ...

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by 367-80
Thu Jun 01, 2000 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Aviation/Airliner Magazine?
Replies: 21
Views: 2652

RE: Best Aviation/Airliner Magazine?

I subscribe to Airways, Airliners, and Airliner World (from Britain). Airways has the best writers by far; I'll echo another respondent with kudos for Rick Drury's column. In addition, Tony Vasko's "Tails of the Ramp" is a great column written by a former line mechanic, and John Marshall's occasiona...

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by 367-80
Wed May 24, 2000 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident Involving The Thunderbirds?
Replies: 4
Views: 1343

RE: Incident Involving The Thunderbirds?

One note and one correction: (1) The T-Birds were not rehearsing for an airshow. They were leaving Andrews for Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada after performing in last weekend's Armed Forces' Day open house at Andrews, an annual event on the third Saturday of May. This explains why they were flying ...

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by 367-80
Sat May 13, 2000 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Runway In Denver
Replies: 7
Views: 2833

Runway Won't Be Built Soon

AF777: I too saw the aerial photo of DIA that shows the preliminary development for RWY 16R/34L. Though I don't know this for a fact, I believe what you can see in the image is merely the preparatory grading for the eventual paving of the runway, rather than any development of the runway itself. I b...

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by 367-80
Tue May 02, 2000 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Cargo Jet Lands In Lake Victoria
Replies: 4
Views: 3239

Entebbe Is Known For This Problem

Southflite, Your report about the DAS accident at Entebbe reminded me of a story I read in either Airways or Airliners magazine a few years back. Though the story was about the Vickers VC10, a sidebar story noted that BOAC imposed a performance penalty on VC10 operations out of Entebbe after pilots ...

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by 367-80
Tue Feb 29, 2000 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coffins Corner
Replies: 13
Views: 3712

RE: Coffins Corner

Neil: I'm not a pilot, but if I'm not mistaken, the "coffin corner" is an area of an aircraft's flight envelope in which it is relatively easy for an aircraft to stall. When you see a plot of an aircraft's flight envelope (airspeed on the horizontal axis, altitude on the vertical axis) you will note...

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by 367-80
Tue Feb 08, 2000 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Spotting On St.Maarten(SXM)
Replies: 1
Views: 5496

It's Great

Hi, Jabpilot. I vacationed on St. Maarten in March 1995 and had a grand time. I stayed at a time-share facility called the Royal Islander Club La Plage, which is located on the famous Maho Beach which abuts the runway at SXM. My balcony was offset maybe 200 meters from the centerline, and I could wa...

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by 367-80
Sat Jan 29, 2000 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mt. San Bruno Incident
Replies: 6
Views: 1564

Check The WSJ

Lomcovak has the story right; rather than some fatal mechanical or weather problem, the error was the pilot's decision to compensate for asymmetric thrust with aileron instead of rudder. The Wall Street Journal and San Francisco Chronicle first reported the incident on March 19th last year, though t...

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by 367-80
Wed Jan 12, 2000 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very Local Quiz
Replies: 5
Views: 956

RE: Very Local Quiz

I think it's Northwest Airlines' old colors, that is, the "Northwest Orient" color scheme. If I recall correclty, Northwest Orient ran print advertisements in the 1970s and early 1980s (in National Geographic and elsewhere) that featured a head-on image of a B747 (though, of course, not a -400 model...

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by 367-80
Wed Jan 05, 2000 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone In ForumLand Ever Been To St. Maarten?
Replies: 3
Views: 3039

It's Fantastic.

I vacationed on St. Maarten in March 1995 and stayed at the Royal Islander Club La Plage, a time-share facility on the famous Maho Beach. In other words, my room was offset maybe three hundred meters from the threshold at Princess Juliana International Airport. Few experiences compare to standing in...

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by 367-80
Fri Dec 10, 1999 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cross Wind Landings
Replies: 4
Views: 1834

RE: Cross Wind Landings

Though I don't know much about this topic (I'm not a pilot), I've read of the difficulties pilots face when landing any four-engined aircraft in a sizeable cross wind. For a typical cross wind landing, pilots are instructed to lower the upwind wing to compensate for the cross draft while using the r...

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by 367-80
Fri Dec 10, 1999 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Crash @ BKK And Their Unsafe Procedures
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

RE: QF Crash @ BKK And Their Unsafe Procedures

Cedarjet: Once again you've posted an interesting thread with information I can't find anywhere else. As hair-raising as your description is, I feel most sympathetic for the FO, who apparently made the proper decision only to be overruled from the left chair. Neither an accident nor an authoritative...

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by 367-80
Thu Dec 02, 1999 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions On Continental
Replies: 7
Views: 2360

RE: Frontier's Demise And Merger With CO

To Cody's informative response I would add only a little information. If I recall correctly, as Frontier's traffic fell after Don Burr purchased the line, Frontier's management (with Burr's approval) undertook discussions with United for UA to purchase FL as an entire entity--basically it's aircraft...

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by 367-80
Tue Nov 30, 1999 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Is Going Supersonic
Replies: 12
Views: 3151

RE: Braniff Never Had A Painted Concorde

ORD is correct; Braniff never did have Concorde repainted in their livery. John J. Nance's excellent history of Braniff Airways, "Splash of Colors", recounts an interesting anecdote about Braniff's Concorde service. While the airline's financial condition worsened, British Airways prepared to repain...

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by 367-80
Fri Nov 19, 1999 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened With Pan Am?
Replies: 11
Views: 4619

Martin Shugrue

If I recall correctly, there's one interesting fact about Pan Am mark II--that is, the second version that took to the air in 1996. I believe the resurrected Pan Am was run by Martin Shugrue, a former pilot with the original Pan Am who joined the company's management ranks in the 1970s and rose to t...

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by 367-80
Wed Nov 17, 1999 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several Airlines May Back Out Of Airbus Orders
Replies: 33
Views: 3948

RE: Boeing Is Missing The Bigger Picture

CX747: I agree. When I said the Clinton Administration "listens" to Boeing, I didn't mean that it does whatever Boeing requests. Since Boeing is the United States' single largest earner of foreign exchange, however, and since the United States perpetually runs a trade deficit, Boeing always figures ...

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by 367-80
Wed Nov 17, 1999 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Several Airlines May Back Out Of Airbus Orders
Replies: 33
Views: 3948

Boeing Is Missing The Bigger Picture

I suspect the "interest" of several Middle Eastern airlines in Boeing products has little to do with airplanes, and everything to do with the economic sanctions which the U.S. government continues to impose. The governments who own those three operators are quite savvy: they know that Boeing carries...

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by 367-80
Thu Nov 11, 1999 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff At DFW: Which Terminal?
Replies: 3
Views: 3567

Braniff At DFW: Which Terminal?

Just curious: out of which terminal at DFW did Braniff operate? I'm reading John J. Nance's book "Splash of Colors" about the airline's demise, and the question occured to me.

Thanks.

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by 367-80
Tue Oct 26, 1999 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Need Help With Operating Costs!
Replies: 1
Views: 1695

Have You Checked Atw?

You're not likely to find data on operating costs anywhere, since these costs consist of many variables that differ widely for each airline. "Operating" costs include the costs for aircrew and cabin crew, maintenance, landing and airport fees, fuel, and financing of the lease or depreciation of the ...

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by 367-80
Thu Oct 07, 1999 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD
Replies: 5
Views: 1065

United's IAD Expansion/Spotting At IAD

United has increased frequencies from IAD to its other hubs (ORD, DEN, SFO, LAX) and to other major metropolitan areas. While much of UA's expansion will be United Express services, I suspect that much of the motivation behind this dual strategy (of increased hub-to-hub service and Express service t...

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by 367-80
Wed Oct 06, 1999 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Back Window Seats On The 747-400
Replies: 8
Views: 10628

RE: Back Window Seats On The 747-400

Gary: I haven't flown on SQ's B744, but have with UA. My wife and I had the two window/aisle seats in row 59 (of 61, 59 being the first of the eight-abreast seating in the tapered rear of the fuselage) on UA's B744 N196UA from LHR to IAD in June. The UA aircraft have windows all the way to the last ...

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by 367-80
Wed Oct 06, 1999 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Spot IN The World For Photography?
Replies: 8
Views: 2477

What About Sxm?

I'll echo ChrisNH's and DFW-JETS's suggestions, and add one of my own. As Chris suggested, the perimeter fence along the north side of LHR offers some great viewing, albeit with some obstructions to photography (if you can't get a room at the Ramada). I stayed at the Sheraton Skyline Heathrow this s...

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by 367-80
Tue Sep 14, 1999 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu-144
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

RE: Tu-144

The Tu-144's inaugural service actually was from Moscow to Almaty in the then Soviet Socialist Republic of Kazakhstan; I don't know about any routes to Novosibirsk or elsewhere. Though this aircraft was a remarkable technical achievement from the standpoint of supersonic transport, it was plagued wi...

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by 367-80
Tue Sep 14, 1999 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About VA And BA Paint Schemes
Replies: 3
Views: 2303

BA Fleet Repainting

I recently read (I think in Airliners or Airways magazine) that BA planned to apply the Chatham scheme (I think that's what it's called) to only those aircraft that have yet to be repainted in the World Images theme. As it happens, BA stated that about half the fleet had yet to receive the new liver...

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by 367-80
Mon Sep 13, 1999 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Intl - Airlines/UA
Replies: 17
Views: 1709

Runway 16R/34L

An oft-cited obstacle to increased international service is DIA's lack of a suitable runway for "hot and high" widebody operations during the more profitable summer months. I know BA operated B747-400s on the LGW route this summer, though they may have had to reduce payloads to operate safely (does ...

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by 367-80
Wed Sep 08, 1999 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

RE: Continental Airlines

As I recall, this was one of several accidents in which the aviation safety experts questioned the design philosophy--or perhaps the quality of construction--of the DC-10. The fire erupted after fuel poured from wing tanks that ruptured when the main gear strut tore away as the aircraft steered onto...

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by 367-80
Sat Sep 04, 1999 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Collision Of UAL DC-8 & TWA Constellation Over NYC
Replies: 3
Views: 5355

RE: Collision Of UAL DC-8 & TWA Constellation Over NYC

Airliners magazine featured a story on this accident in its Jan/Feb 1995 edition. The reference is Donald B. McComb, Jr., "Collision Course: The Tragic End of Mainliner Will Rogers and the Star of Sicily," Airliners, Jan./Feb. 1995, pp. 20-23. It includes a number of photos of the accident scenes, m...

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by 367-80
Fri Sep 03, 1999 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wrong Airport Landings
Replies: 15
Views: 4004

NW Landing At BRU

These are all great stories. Short of doctors removing the wrong limb or organ, these anecdotes are the most puzzling of professional mistakes. Cedarjet, regarding the NW DC-10 which landed at Brussels, I think it's intended destination was FRA, not AMS (hence an even bigger mistake of some 200 mi.)...

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by 367-80
Fri Sep 03, 1999 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There Anywhere To Land Enroute LAX - Hnl?
Replies: 27
Views: 10900

Cedarjet: Accidents Between West Coast And HNL

Cedarjet: Notwithstanding the posts about ETOPS and new routes to HNL, I thought I might try to answer the second question you posed about accidents that have occurred between the West Coast and Hawaii. Though I'm unaware of any jet-era accidents, the piston-engine era yielded a number of accidents ...

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by 367-80
Wed Sep 01, 1999 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-500 Sretch Version
Replies: 7
Views: 5731

RE: Boeing 747-500 Sretch Version

Boeing has had the B747-500 and -600 stretched versions on the drawing board for several years now; I recall reading about these plans three years ago in Aviation Week & Space Technology. Nonetheless, after offering these versions to several likely customers (BA, UA, JL, etc.), Boeing found insuffic...

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by 367-80
Wed Sep 01, 1999 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 777 To The Pacific-Where Are 747 Going?
Replies: 11
Views: 3730

It's Because Of The Asian Economic Crisis

UA decided to deploy temporarily much of its B747-400 fleet due to the recent economic slump in Asia. UA believed it would get better yields from the B747-400 fleet on transatlantic and hub-to-hub flights, at least during the high-demand summer months. UA has flown most of its transatlantic flights ...

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by 367-80
Mon Aug 30, 1999 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concord At Dulles?
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

RE: Concord At Dulles?

Perhaps it was a charter flight. I checked a few websites, none of which returned any listings of a regular Concorde service between IAD and CDG. I think I read somewhere, furthermore, that a Concorde charter would make it was through the area...

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by 367-80
Thu Aug 26, 1999 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest And The 757-300.
Replies: 14
Views: 7546

RE: The New Southwest Rumor

I think Southwest already uses the B737-700 on a transcon route between BWI and OAK . . .

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by 367-80
Thu Aug 26, 1999 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Landings . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 1605

A Few Good Men...

The United States Marine Corps provided my most unpleasant landing. In March 1996 several colleagues and I travelled to Camp Pendleton, California to observe the USMC "Hunter Warrior" exercises. Part of our visit involved a 45-minute flight from Munn Field (NFG) at Camp Pendleton to Twentypalms Mari...

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by 367-80
Thu Aug 26, 1999 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transatlantic 738s . . .
Replies: 12
Views: 1301

The Pond Shuttle

Though I'm not familiar with the seat-mile costs of the 737NG versus other twins, I suspect that the idea of transatlantic 737NG service is the product of the Boeing marketing department. The idea is to do for transatlantic air travel what deregulation did for domestic air travel in the United State...

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by 367-80
Sat Aug 21, 1999 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did You Get Your User Name, Members?
Replies: 49
Views: 3549

RE: How Did You Get Your User Name, Members?

Isn't it obvious?

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by 367-80
Fri Aug 20, 1999 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Ports Of Call
Replies: 2
Views: 3531

RE: Denver Ports Of Call

Unfortunately, Denver Ports of Call is now defunct. It was neither an airline nor a charter line, rather it was a "travel club" whose members owned the aircraft and whose club fees paid for operations and maintenance on the fleet of CV990s, B707s, and even one B727-100. The club operated from Denver...

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by 367-80
Tue Aug 10, 1999 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Midland To Seattle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

No Further SEA-LHR/LGW Service Likely

It is unlikely that any airline will start new Seattle-London service, at least until a new bilateral is negotiated. There are a couple of reasons for this. First, the current U.S.-U.K. bilateral aviation treaty specifies routes and gateways that each nation's carriers can utilize. In principle, thi...

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by 367-80
Mon Aug 09, 1999 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Midland To Seattle?
Replies: 10
Views: 1534

RE: British Midland To Seattle?

I read recently that the U.S. Department of Transportation granted provisional route authority to BD for routes to MIA, IAD, JFK, and BOS; but no authority (yet) to SEA. This route authority is contingent, of course, upon the successful completion of a bilateral aviation treaty to succeed Bermuda II...

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by 367-80
Thu Aug 05, 1999 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Personal Video Screen On The 777
Replies: 1
Views: 2585

Personal Video Screen On The 777

I flew a UA B777-200 on the IAD-LHR route about six weeks ago and was dismayed to find the airline had removed the seatback video monitor for my assigned seat. This was true not only of my seat, but apparently of the entire economy cabin: United instead has the overhead aisle monitors typical of the...

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by 367-80
Sat Jul 31, 1999 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Videos Of The Checkerboard Approach
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

RE: Videos Of The Checkerboard Approach

Granite:

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try to find a copy of Harry's Hong Kong.

By the way, I've enjoyed the photos you've posted on Airliners.Net. You are an excellent aviation photographer.

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