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by zippyjet
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18836

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

I've enjoyed this thread and the intelligent posts, evidently from ATPs, engineers and airline history buffs. Let my toss another asterisk in the marketing history of the Boeing 707 vs. the DC-8. By the dawn of the 1960s Boeing was ahead of Douglas in sales. Economics, not aesthetics sell airplanes...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Aviation News - 2018
Replies: 1431
Views: 164475

Re: Chicago Aviation News

November data posted on ATD. Synopsis: ORD back in the black on YTD domestic passenger growth, and international growth continues to shine. MDW losing some ground on domestic Y-O-Y, which is weighing on yearly totals, despite also good international growth. Anyone have any theories on what's slowin...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?
Replies: 111
Views: 18836

Re: Why did American Airlines go with 707 over DC-8?

The 707 caught Douglas completely flat footed. They had committed to the DC-7 before they knew about the 707, and so had to hurry the DC-8 proposal, and were a year behind getting it to market. Boeing had put a couple of years into development before revealing it, research that Douglas was unable t...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Electric planes: the state of the art
Replies: 260
Views: 17770

Re: Electric planes: the state of the art

https://thedriven.io/2018/11/12/this-cheap-clean-electric-airplane-could-reshape-australian-regional-air-plane-travel/ Progress in this field is nothing short of amazing. In just a couple of years manufacturers have gone from small 2 seat demonstrators to this latest design; a 9 seat small business...

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by zippyjet
Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest 757 pax jet still operating?
Replies: 18
Views: 7223

Re: Oldest 757 pax jet still operating?

I see FI 757's and even some DL birds (757) at BWI. I'm guessing DL's stock would be older.

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by zippyjet
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday
Replies: 177
Views: 31926

Re: 60 Minutes to skewer Allegiant Air this Sunday

Their target audience age of 80+ doesn’t fly Spirit anyways, may as well add a few stories about people getting kicked off planes for “no reason” too :rotfl: I cannot get excited about 60 minutes. They we're too sensationalist decades ago. Seriously, I do not know anyone below 75 who watches. It us...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

Re: We Hope Go Away in 2018

[b][color=#000080]Some I forgot: ⋅  Ugly energy wasting Mc. Mansions ⋅  Thought police monitoring every little thought and word. (Extreme Political Correctness) ⋅  The Kartrashians ⋅  American Idol (ABC is bringing it back) ⋅  House Flipping infomer...

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by zippyjet
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?
Replies: 125
Views: 20519

Re: How could BA continue a prestigious London-New York experience?

A lot may feel fancy blue ribbon service went the way of an honest politician. But, other carriers have brought back meal service so the art of luxury hasn't totally died. Regarding BA? Expand the prestigious service to LHR-IAD, LHR-ORD, LHR-MIA, LHR-LAX to name a few locales. You could use the 380...

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by zippyjet
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

Re: We Hope Go Away in 2018

Kim Jong Un "Lone Wolf" terrorist attacks with vehicles Mass shootings Talent contest TV shows The media's obsession with The Royal family Trump threads on A.net Love Ralphy boy as your Avatar! Regarding talent shows; fasten your seatbelts ABC is reviving American Idol. Not necessarily go...

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by zippyjet
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Hope Go Away in 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

We Hope Go Away in 2018

First, please forgive me for my absence this year. The more tech things, the more to do with so little time. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday season and 2018 soars to new heights of greatness and happiness! It wouldn't be the end of the year without my thread on things we want to go away in ...

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by zippyjet
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A350 at BWI
Replies: 8
Views: 3980

DL A350 at BWI

I know, I've been absent from A. Net recently. So, if this is covered please forgive me. One of my friends/co-workers noticed a DL A 350 at BWI the other day. This was in the newly renovated section of concourse D. We WN receive our inbound International flights that are not pre-cleared. We use D-3...

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by zippyjet
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things we'd like to go away in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1973

Re: Things we'd like to go away in 2017

Forgot to ad Buzz Feed and Meryl Streep. She's so late 70's, early 80's.

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by zippyjet
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Last DC-6 Flight 1966
Replies: 21
Views: 7764

Re: RE: American Airlines Last DC-6 Flight 1966

The schedule eff 1 Dec 1966 shows "DC-6" for: BUF-ALB-JFK-DCA daily DCA-LGA-ALB-BUF daily STL-ORD-DTW-BUF xSa BUF-DTW-ORD-STL xSu DCA-LGA-DCA xSa No indication whether "DC-6" means DC-6B. Interesting that AA kept the 6 service from the Northeast to DCA that late. By the end of '...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things we'd like to go away in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1973

Re: Things we'd like to go away in 2017

1. Excessive political correctness in the US (Although with Mr. Trump taking office soon, I very well may get my wish with this one) 2. ISIS 3. The Syrian civil war 4. Millennials being clueless morons (I'm a Millennial and I am so embarrassed to be associated with this age group, we are such dumb ...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Carnegie Deli in New York City to close permanently?
Replies: 21
Views: 1234

Re: Carnegie Deli in New York City to close permanently?

Besides the reasons mentioned above, many Millenials and hipsters have bowed to the crunchy granola sophisticated latte drinking propaganda that such delicious food in my opinion is bad for you and fattening. But that's what makes it so uuum uuum good. I saw the writing on the wall when in the 2000'...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?

jfklganyc wrote:
With the US/Israel mess this week...but strap in. It's going to be a long 4-8 years for the UN/US relationship

[size=150Which, should be fun to say the least! I personally do not hold the UN in high regard. I'll leave it at that.][/size]

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: December 29 44 years ago Eastern Flight 401
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: December 29 44 years ago Eastern Flight 401

I remember watching it. They always seem to use Airbus cabin shots during their re-enactments.

aviationjunky wrote:
Here is a link to the full Mayday AirCrash Investigation Episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCKedldGdho

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: December 29 44 years ago Eastern Flight 401
Replies: 2
Views: 556

December 29 44 years ago Eastern Flight 401

I didn't see any threads in my search for this year. So, if I missed it and this is duplication please forgive me. Last night on Decades TV "Through the Decades," they covered this story. One of the survivors and flight attendants were interviewed. The passenger, last name Infantino share...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?
Replies: 39
Views: 1705

Re: If it had to, where would the UN Assembly recolate to?

Not to be flip but: Image
If they needed temporary offices/facilities they could always utilize a large ship and take to the sea.

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things we'd like to go away in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1973

Re: Things we'd like to go away in 2017

Forgot Kim Jung Un! However, I like kittenish Lilly from the phone commercials. Toyota Jan is just a leggy bimbo and Flo is getting old in the tooth and a little wide in the thighs and tummy.

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things we'd like to go away in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 1973

Things we'd like to go away in 2017

Here we go, time for things we'd like to go away in 2017: For me, the obvious, cruelty to animals and children, pain and suffering, poverty disease, hunger etc. And some of my not so obvious choices of course in no particular order: [*] The Bush Crime Family [*] The Clinton Crime Family [*] The Kar...

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump
Replies: 56
Views: 6540

Re: B6 removes pax for harassing Ivanka Trump

<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxRX6LXDpWs > ]size=150]In this day and age why, oh why would you Kirk out on an airplane? I know for many politics is an emotional thing. I wanted to hurl back in 2000. Today, I'm a happier camper. It would be one thing if that individual said in a matter of fact wa...

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by zippyjet
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?
Replies: 82
Views: 4030

Re: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?

. If Hillary wins I'm hoping against hope she will actually get people behind her that look out for our great nation first over lining their pocketbooks. With both parties I'm tired of the newly elected President recycling sloppy seconds (people who served in previous administrations) Look where th...

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by zippyjet
Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL
Replies: 117
Views: 30725

Re: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL

]Hopefully, no one is hurt. Of course this causes a domino effect of delays up and down the system.

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by zippyjet
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "Warm Down vs. Cool Down (Swimming)
Replies: 9
Views: 2418

"Warm Down vs. Cool Down (Swimming)

Learned something new with the Olympics in Rio. At least with the sport of swimming dealing with team USA; After their event, each athlete goes for a warm down (warm water pool instead of cooling down but the main surprise for me? They get their blood drawn each time for lactic acid levels. Interes...

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by zippyjet
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 32285

Re: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016

To my friends and comrades at DL. I feel your pain. Seems like a repeat. Been to this dance. (Last Month) we had our horrible go at it with cyber meltdown from hell. Wondering if it's the heat/hot weather that's stressing these systems. I know they are supposedly kept at chilly temperatures. I'm ho...

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by zippyjet
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?
Replies: 82
Views: 4030

Re: Dems: have you lost faith in the DNC?

Put it to you this way. I've been a lifelong Democrat and to put it in a PC fashion; I fing ing eel the party has taken us moderate to conservative members for granted. Originally having to choose between Hillary, Bernie, and Martin O'Malley was like choosing between creamed corn, cream chipped bee...

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by zippyjet
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clint Eastwood Sounds off on the Millenials
Replies: 48
Views: 2034

Re: Clint Eastwood Sounds off on the Millenials

[http://listverse.com/2010/10/26/10-ridiculous-cases-of-political-correctness/]
[https://uk.news.yahoo.com/10-examples-ridiculous-political-correctness-150911412.html]

Check these out and see how you feel on this topic. Quite interesting to say the least!

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by zippyjet
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clint Eastwood Sounds off on the Millenials
Replies: 48
Views: 2034

Re: Clint Eastwood Sounds off on the Millenials

[i]t's not just the political right, i'm seeing it more and more at work, from all demographics, I have no idea how it started, but man it's getting old quickly. [/i] At least in the states, many of today's popular comics bypass colleges because they are heavily into the censorship/political correc...

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by zippyjet
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Clint Eastwood Sounds off on the Millenials
Replies: 48
Views: 2034

Clint Eastwood Sounds off on the Millenials

The aging thespian known for "Make My Day," has gotten into the current news headlines. Clint Eastwood in an article claims the young generation known as the Millenials are a bunch of http://omgpaw.com/img/files/31800f78e570fcaa8008b7a4521871fe.jpg I don't want to get in trouble so I subs...

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by zippyjet
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Concourse E Satelite Gates
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Re: Miami Concourse E Satelite Gates

Maybe a little off thread topic but how about the main E Concourse? Two years ago I non-rev on US. Both flights were in the low E concourse (main section) To me the area looked like it was redone in the late 70's early 80's. Can anyone shed light on the history of the original E gates? I know E was...

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by zippyjet
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In search for a specific aircraft on a certain date : Eastern Airlines 1975
Replies: 11
Views: 1411

Re: In search for a specific aircraft on a certain date : Eastern Airlines 1975

Sorry to make you both do legwork but several years ago I inquired about Eastern Air Lines flights out of what was then Friendship International Airport now BWI. And this was for the late 50's. And the information was detailed. I was asking about flights from Baltimore to Miami. And I learned the f...

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by zippyjet
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue and New Markets
Replies: 35
Views: 4593

Re: jetBlue and New Markets

Several years ago the rumor mill had it Jet Blue would crack MIA. Is this still in the mix? I thought Spirit was going to MIA but haven't heard anything since. Still hope against hope we WN at least make a token presence. I know, FLL is our big ado in South Florida but if any LCC can be a David to ...

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by zippyjet
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEM B Concourse Modernization Being Tweaked Again
Replies: 37
Views: 2690

Re: MEM B Concourse Modernization Being Tweaked Again

]Was in Memphis almost 10 years ago. Back then I worked for FL. If I'm not mistaken our gate was in B Concourse. With me being sentimental, I liked the intimate style gate areas. (Low Ceilings) good sized windows. It had that 1963 look cinderblock walls. A little drab in color. I'm one for renovate...

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by zippyjet
Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.
Replies: 176
Views: 19326

Re: WN August 4 schedule release predictions.

WN next schedule release is coming soon. So it's time again for rumors,speculation and predictions. This release I see international flying from LAX being released for sale. CUBA service will be released for sale. Some new FLL flying like FLL-LGA, FLL-PWM and RIC-FLL. Rumor has it WN will also add ...

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by zippyjet
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2541
Views: 233360

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Wow! I can't believe I've been away so long. I love the new look! And whatever issues will be tweaked in due time. I'm Zippyjet and I Approve This Message!

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by zippyjet
Wed May 11, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 4
Replies: 212
Views: 6511

RE: USA Election Thread - Part 4

Basically it's not whom your voting for but voting against. I'm just happy we are not looking at a third Bush in the White House.

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by zippyjet
Wed May 11, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN @ STL Concourse A Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 3800

RE: WN @ STL Concourse A Today?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Okie" class="quote" target="_blank">Okie</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Thanks for the info. ...

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by zippyjet
Tue May 10, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN @ STL Concourse A Today?
Replies: 15
Views: 3800

RE: WN @ STL Concourse A Today?

I'm having a zippy senior moment. Did our flights <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>/FL go out of B concourse between 2011 and 2013? That's where I'd connect when going to and from <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym>. Wright Ammendmant sti...

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by zippyjet
Tue May 10, 2016 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Wait Hours For 9 Minute Hop After Diversion
Replies: 26
Views: 13866

RE: Pax Wait Hours For 9 Minute Hop After Diversion

In many cases the flight would be "stubbed." at the diversion point. However, maybe the a/c needed to be positioned at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>. So might as well complete flight albeit many probably not continued on to <acronym title...

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by zippyjet
Tue May 10, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 797 The Eventual Succesor To The 737?
Replies: 59
Views: 15732

RE: 797 The Eventual Succesor To The 737?

<a href="http://s3images.coroflot.com/user_files/individual_files/original_197419_QC7LlLT6AHIv_017hXe9664yh.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://s3images.coroflot.com/user_files/individual_files/original_197419_QC7LlLT6AHIv_017hXe9664yh.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://s3images.coroflot.com/us...

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by zippyjet
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2015 Edition, Part 5
Replies: 437
Views: 6409

RE: Five Word Story Thread 2015 Edition, Part 5

<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="#347" class="quote">Reply 347</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> As ...

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by zippyjet
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Who Of You Would Vote For Trump?
Replies: 631
Views: 17523

RE: So Who Of You Would Vote For Trump?

I still just don't know. I'm having issues with both parties, can't stand the overkill of Political Correctness and definitely flip the bird at both the Dems and Repub elites. If you think they (elites both parties) have your back well, then I just seen Elvis flying on the Concorde. I feel we need a...

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by zippyjet
Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concourse G In Miami
Replies: 13
Views: 4412

RE: Concourse G In Miami

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eksath" class="quote" target="_blank">eksath</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table>  <img src="h...

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by zippyjet
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did The Convair CV880 Not Sell Well?
Replies: 90
Views: 16257

RE: Why Did The Convair CV880 Not Sell Well?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/stburke" class="quote" target="_blank">stburke</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> As mentioned, lik...

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by zippyjet
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Women Thrown Out Of Plane For 'Staring' At Crew
Replies: 41
Views: 15453

RE: Women Thrown Out Of Plane For 'Staring' At Crew

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JetBuddy" class="quote" target="_blank">JetBuddy</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0...

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by zippyjet
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is There A Market For SST?
Replies: 60
Views: 10026

RE: Is There A Market For SST?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ZeeZoo" class="quote" target="_blank">ZeeZoo</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> If it's done...

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by zippyjet
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?
Replies: 37
Views: 9672

RE: How Is The New Eastern Airlines Doing?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YQBexYHZBGM" class="quote" target="_blank">YQBexYHZBGM</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I agree...

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by zippyjet
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Ex-Fly Hospital Now TriStar Experience
Replies: 11
Views: 7034

RE: L-1011 Ex-Fly Hospital Now TriStar Experience

Will this L1011 remain a flying hospital or, will it get restored?

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by zippyjet
Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: USA Election Thread - Part 1
Replies: 331
Views: 9079

USA Election Thread - Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DocLightning" class="quote" target="_blank">DocLightning</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Our ill...

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