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by dxBrian
Fri May 31, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?
Replies: 83
Views: 15999

Re: What happened to the Delta and United 747 pilots?

Lots of DL 744 pilots went to the 359. If you read the APC forums, there's lots of sour grapes about it - allegedly many (most?) are hitting retirement age shortly after transition, including some aging out while still in training. Sorry, but at least part of this didn't happen. There is no point o...

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by dxBrian
Mon May 27, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equine Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5235

Re: Equine Flights

I worked for an freight airline many years ago. Monday through Friday we moved boxes on A300B4 freighters. During racing season, we would fly horses on a B727. They actually use special procedures during equine flights on a 727. You can't have any bells go off, as that is the signal for the horses t...

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by dxBrian
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 8605

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

I lived on Guam from 2001 through 2005 working for Continental Micronesia. Towards the end of Concorde operations, Air France ran some around the world tours in the Concorde. They would operate from SYD to GUM, spend some time on the ground for the passengers to shop and sight see, then the aircraft...

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by dxBrian
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL2051 doing laps for 3 hours
Replies: 25
Views: 4935

Re: UAL2051 doing laps for 3 hours

Land the airplane and do an overweight landing inspection. Easy and less time consuming.

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by dxBrian
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?
Replies: 23
Views: 7994

Re: Pilots & FAs on 'Long-Haul' Private Flights?

Part 91 has flight time, duty time and rest limitations. Parts 91.1057, .1059 and .1061 apply. A two man crew is limited to 10 hours of flight time. anything over that would require an augmented crew or a rest stop. A 3 pilot crew can go to 12 hours flight time, and a 4 pilot crew up to 16 hours.

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by dxBrian
Sun May 21, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 9938

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

Parking is relatively limited at BUR, but it is a lot quicker to get in and out of the terminal area than at LAX. Most people in LA are going from or to their residences. The Los Angeles CBD has limited residential space as most of it is dedicated to business. Some of this is changing as several old...

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by dxBrian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air At LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 3606

RE: Surf Air At LAX

Apparently I have been misinformed. I'll have to look in to it.

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by dxBrian
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air At LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 3606

RE: Surf Air At LAX

HHR is within the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> Class B airspace and the <acronym title="Hawthorne - Municipal / Jack Northrop Field (HHR / KHHR), USA - California">HHR</acronym> runway is parallel to the runways at <acronym title="Los Ange...

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by dxBrian
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surf Air At LAX
Replies: 6
Views: 3606

RE: Surf Air At LAX

We have two flights scheduled to arrive in <acronym title="Hawthorne - Municipal / Jack Northrop Field (HHR / KHHR), USA - California">HHR</acronym> after the <acronym title="Hawthorne - Municipal / Jack Northrop Field (HHR / KHHR), USA - California">HHR</acronym> tower closes. If it is hard IFR, we...

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by dxBrian
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Micronesia Proposing New Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

RE: Micronesia Proposing New Airline

I don't think the Q-400 is the best aircraft for this. <acronym title="Nadi - International (NAN / NFFN), Fiji">NAN</acronym>-MAJ is right at 1600NM so pretty close to the max range of the airplane, and then you might need enough fuel to get to the next nearest airport, KSA (Kosrae) which is anther ...

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by dxBrian
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Closed Before Start UP (Rumor)
Replies: 141
Views: 27037

RE: California Pacific Closed Before Start UP (Rumor)

How many times have you had to use <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> as an alternate for <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>? There are so many other alternates available wi...

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by dxBrian
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Closed Before Start UP (Rumor)
Replies: 141
Views: 27037

RE: California Pacific Closed Before Start UP (Rumor)

Why would you use <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> as an alternate for <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>? There are better choices, particularly <acronym title="San Jose ...

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by dxBrian
Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific Closed Before Start UP (Rumor)
Replies: 141
Views: 27037

RE: California Pacific Closed Before Start UP (Rumor)

There are so many variables that it is hard to give a good answer. A large part of the costs is having enough money on hand to operate your proposed schedule for 90 days without any revenue. Shorter routes will have less fuel cost for a given airplane. Smaller airplanes use less fuel for a given rou...

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by dxBrian
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: JQ To Commence CNS-GUM?
Replies: 18
Views: 3860

RE: Rumour: JQ To Commence CNS-GUM?

There is definitely great diving on Guam. The water temperature is usually right around 80F. There is one site on the island that is unique, with a wreck from WWI lying close to a wreck from WWII. <acronym title="Corsair (France)">SS</acronym> Cormoran and Tokai Maru. You can touch both of them at t...

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by dxBrian
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines Avoiding Israeli Airspace?
Replies: 23
Views: 11356

RE: Turkish Airlines Avoiding Israeli Airspace?

This has very little to do with air routes in Israel, and everything to do with politics and the Air Traffic Control rules of the Arab countries. They do not allow aircraft to cross from Israeli airspace into their airspace, with the exception of Jordan, and that is only for landing at Amman. If you...

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by dxBrian
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA GUM Expansion?
Replies: 40
Views: 8981

RE: UA GUM Expansion?

GUM is a unique hub as most traffic originates inbound to the island. The Japan flights are mostly filled with Japanese passengers on vacation packages to the nearest part of the US from Japan. The Island Hopper works as there is no competition, and not enought traffic for a competitor to even start...

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by dxBrian
Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B777 Guam - Honolulu Service - When?
Replies: 14
Views: 5731

UA B777 Guam - Honolulu Service - When?

I just checked a few travel days on the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> website, looks like it will be effective by Nov 1,2011. From what I understand there are some issues regarding this change. Many GUM based pilots and flight attendants actually live in Hawaii and commute...

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by dxBrian
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are Cargo 747s Upper Deck Arranged?
Replies: 9
Views: 6965

RE: How Are Cargo 747s Upper Deck Arranged?

Usually no freight other than COMAT is carried on the upper deck as there is no means of loading anything much larger than 18 in cubed boxes, roughly 500 cubic cm, and it would be workload intensive. As previously stated, usually there are some J class seats for crew movement (makes it nice for jump...

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by dxBrian
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Online Timetable Tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 3949

RE: Best Online Timetable Tool?

you could also try quicktrip.com.

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by dxBrian
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Online Timetable Tool?
Replies: 3
Views: 3949

RE: Best Online Timetable Tool?

There are several for the us. try cheaptickets.com, kayak.com, expedia.com, etc.

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by dxBrian
Wed Aug 25, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest US International Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 5560

RE: Smallest US International Airlines

I think that would depend on the definition of an "international" flight. In the United States, they break down flights as Domestic and Flag. Domestic flights are flights within the contiguous 48 states, or solely within a US territory. A flight from the mainland US to Hawaii is considered a flag fl...

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by dxBrian
Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question About Schedule Change (Continental)
Replies: 8
Views: 8366

RE: Question About Schedule Change (Continental)

Adxmatt - looks like the problem is his connection from <acronym title="Cleveland - Hopkins International (CLE / KCLE), USA - Ohio">CLE</acronym> or <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> to BVT. Leaving <acronym title="San Francisco - Internatio...

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by dxBrian
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B744 N73714 - Operator After F-conversion?
Replies: 9
Views: 2327

RE: B744 N73714 - Operator After F-conversion?

It's now up in the air. That airplane and another Malaysian air combi were supposed to go to Cargo 360 as part of their fleet expansion for 2008. Subsequent to the merger between Southern Air and Cargo 360, Southern Air has decided to not take delivery of either aircraft.

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by dxBrian
Sun Dec 09, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 772LR And Financial Performance Of Airlines.
Replies: 41
Views: 10393

RE: The 772LR And Financial Performance Of Airlines.

[quote=Boeing7E7,reply=18]Route: <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australi...

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by dxBrian
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Air To Spend $4.4B On 24 New Airbus Jets
Replies: 207
Views: 26319

RE: Hawaiian Air To Spend $4.4B On 24 New Airbus Jets

I doubt <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> will go to an International First Class product, as UAL and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> are the only US based airlines currently offer this class of service. They currently have a domestic First Class/Coach confi...

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by dxBrian
Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New First Class For Hawaiian Airlines
Replies: 1
Views: 5963

RE: New First Class For Hawaiian Airlines

I doubt they will go with an International First Class product, since UAL and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> are the only US based airlines that currently offer that service. They currently use a Domestic F Class configuration. I would imagine they will go with an Internationa...

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by dxBrian
Wed Nov 07, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The US Carriers In Guam?
Replies: 38
Views: 7251

RE: Where Are The US Carriers In Guam?

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by dxBrian
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Seeking SXM Planespotting Vacation Tips
Replies: 10
Views: 3069

RE: Seeking SXM Planespotting Vacation Tips

Here's a link to a dive shop on St. Maarten.
http://www.thescubashop.net/

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by dxBrian
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US: Keeping Two Separate Ceritifcates
Replies: 47
Views: 5645

RE: US: Keeping Two Separate Ceritifcates

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by dxBrian
Sun Jun 17, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too Many B.747's...?
Replies: 24
Views: 10439

RE: Too Many B.747's...?

Delays in the A380 program have caused lots of problems in the air cargo world. Most airlines taking delivery of the A380 were expected to end their leases on the B747-400, making these planes available for conversion to freighters. These airplanes are still flying in pax configuration, and based on...

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by dxBrian
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas Sands L-1011
Replies: 14
Views: 15236

RE: Las Vegas Sands L-1011

LAS-<acronym title="Macau - International (MFM / VMMC), China - Macau">MFM</acronym> great circle distance is 6360 <acronym title="Air Madrid (Spain) AND Mount Cook Airlines (New Zealand)">NM</acronym> (11779 km). Max Range for an L1011-500 is around 9900 km(from the Air Charter International websit...

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by dxBrian
Sun May 27, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eos Increases Fleet To 4 757s
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

RE: Eos Increases Fleet To 4 757s

You are correct, thanks for pointing out my error. That is an embarrassing mistake on my part. A little tired tonight, I guess.

[Edited 2007-05-27 06:25:39]

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by dxBrian
Sun May 27, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eos Increases Fleet To 4 757s
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

RE: Eos Increases Fleet To 4 757s

STN-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> should easily be in the range of the aircraft, factoring in the prevailing tail winds, relatively short alternate airport distances (<acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Flor...

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by dxBrian
Sat May 19, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Operationally Speed Limited
Replies: 20
Views: 2915

RE: Aircraft Operationally Speed Limited

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by dxBrian
Thu May 03, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH Still Upgrading Their B744s? How Many They Have
Replies: 31
Views: 5176

RE: MH Still Upgrading Their B744s? How Many They Have

The combis will be going to HAECO for conversion to -400BCFs with and will be leased by Guggenheim Aviation Partners with deliveries to the customer, Cargo 360, in January and June 2008. This was in the Cargo Facts Update of April 12, 2007.

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by dxBrian
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Flight 100
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

RE: World Flight 100

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by dxBrian
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About CO's Etops 737s
Replies: 3
Views: 3142

RE: Question About CO's Etops 737s

It is a requirement. ETOPS aircraft have different maintenance standards than non-ETOPS aircraft. The marking is a visual reminder so that qualified persons are called out to work on the airplane.

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by dxBrian
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Pilots Fly Both Pax And Cargo Aircraft?
Replies: 16
Views: 5492

RE: Do Pilots Fly Both Pax And Cargo Aircraft?

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by dxBrian
Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways Agrees To Be Acquired
Replies: 42
Views: 9363

RE: World Airways Agrees To Be Acquired

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by dxBrian
Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Use Tankering?
Replies: 16
Views: 2640

RE: Which Airlines Use Tankering?

All airline flight planning systems perform tankering calculations for every leg, and tell the flight planner whether or not it would be advantageous to tanker fuel. There are many variables involved beyond just the price of fuel at the departure and destination airports, such as wear on the engines...

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by dxBrian
Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing Aircraft That Never Flew With US Airlines
Replies: 31
Views: 11663

RE: Boeing Aircraft That Never Flew With US Airlin

As AirTran737 noted, the Dreamlifter will be operated by Evergreen Airlines, which is a US based all cargo airline. Their HQ and base of operations are in Oregon.

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by dxBrian
Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does CO Neglect IAH?
Replies: 208
Views: 13193

RE: Why Does CO Neglect IAH?

Don't forget CMI out of Guam. You can get there from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, or <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KE...

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by dxBrian
Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO $111 Million Profit Sharing To Employees
Replies: 27
Views: 4266

RE: CO $111 Million Profit Sharing To Employees

While represented by the IACP, Continental pilots did not participate in the profit sharing program. Profit sharing was a part of the last contract negotiated after they joined ALPA. I don't remember if the other union groups received profit sharing pre 9-11. <acronym title="Continental Airlines (US...

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by dxBrian
Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Airlines Get Thier Flight Codes..?
Replies: 4
Views: 4269

RE: How Do Airlines Get Thier Flight Codes..?

Airlines apply to IATA/ICAO for these codes. Usually there is some research to determine which codes are available, and then the airline submits 3-4 choices. The same is true for the airline call sign. In the US, these codes are not assigned until the airline has been certified by the FAA.

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by dxBrian
Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Cargo's 744Fs
Replies: 5
Views: 3518

RE: Korean Air Cargo's 744Fs

The KAL website doesn't show a flight to IAH on Jan 25th, all the connections are by truck.
Their website is pretty good about identifying the carrier who actually make the flights.

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by dxBrian
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Never Airline Staff In C Or F-class!
Replies: 119
Views: 14074

RE: Never Airline Staff In C Or F-class!

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by dxBrian
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC To London: $231 + $259 In Taxes!
Replies: 89
Views: 8874

RE: DC To London: $231 + $259 In Taxes!

The law in the USA at this time are that airlines can only show 2 items: ticket cost as one item and taxes and fees as the second item. At least 2 US based airlines, Continental and Southwest have protested and want to breakdown all taxes and fees to show how much of the final ticket price is really...

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by dxBrian
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Role Is The 787 Suppose To Play?
Replies: 34
Views: 10117

RE: What Role Is The 787 Suppose To Play?

That's an emergency exit. You can see the sign at the top left of the photo, and there is a fire bottle immediately below it. Not sure why they would have an exit up there, though. You would think all the FAs would be in their seats during take-off or landing which are the most hazardous parts of an...

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by dxBrian
Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight Possible!
Replies: 105
Views: 14691

RE: Shortest Flight Possible!

I'm with George Carlin on this one. Why would I want to get on a flight that doesn't stop? Do they issue parachutes to all the pax?

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by dxBrian
Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight Possible!
Replies: 105
Views: 14691

RE: Shortest Flight Possible!

Is the question "what is the shortest flight by a scheduled air carrier", or "what is the shortest flight possible between 2 airports"? Not counting places like <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> and HIK where the terminals ar...

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