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by speedbird52
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X
Replies: 125
Views: 20984

Re: Boeing Rolls out Static Test 777-9X

I never thought I would say this but Boeing have managed to turn the 777 into a work of art

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by speedbird52
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!
Replies: 24
Views: 6472

Re: The end of the poor BA catering? Do&Co won ten year tender!

ClassicLover wrote:
runway23 wrote:
BA have been Do&Co for years, hasn't made their food any better.


People wouldn't fly with them if they were terrible and the fact they make over a billion in profit each year show that people like the airline.

I feel it has much more to do with their monopoly of Heathrow

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by speedbird52
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?
Replies: 40
Views: 5826

Re: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?

Prost wrote:
I would never use SEA as a city that plans well for the future.

Fixed that for you *sarcasm off*

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by speedbird52
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 8099

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I just want to ask because I wasn't old enough when 9/11 happened... what was it like photographing airliners back then? I've heard of stories where spotting planes was very easy and hassle-free at most airports. Quite a few even had observation decks or dedicated areas to watch planes. Then 9/11 h...

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by speedbird52
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.
Replies: 86
Views: 13419

Re: Airbus A100, Fliegerfaust. Airbus might buy & upgrade CRJ line.

It's sad that the aviation industry is going to be in a place where there are only two manufactures. Innovation will be dead.

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by speedbird52
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The ecological point of view - Do you look at your ecological footprint when you travel?
Replies: 54
Views: 3178

Re: The ecological point of view

PEK777 wrote:
"I tally up carbon usage and buy offsets". Beta thinking like this will be the downfall of Western Civilization. Thanks for developing all the technology in the world, giving it away, and committing cultural suicide

I never thought I would meet a /polt**d on airliners.net...

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by speedbird52
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Airport in Antarctica
Replies: 11
Views: 1526

Re: Commercial Airport in Antarctica

WeatherPilot wrote:
Why? So people have another continent to stand on to complain about their delayed flight?

Or their access to an infinite amount of information while moving at 600 miles per hour 35,000 feet in the sky taking too many seconds to load

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by speedbird52
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2393

Re: Best TATL premium products?

I have flown Virgin (JFK-LHR), SAS (CPH-IAD), and Aer Lingus (BDL-DUB, DUB-BOS) transatlantic in J. Virgin had great service and seat, however I didn't like the reverse herringbone config as looking out the window is not the easiest. Since it was a short overnight flight I only elected for the quic...

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by speedbird52
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best TATL premium products?
Replies: 29
Views: 2393

Re: Best TATL premium products?

I have flown Virgin (JFK-LHR), SAS (CPH-IAD), and Aer Lingus (BDL-DUB, DUB-BOS) transatlantic in J. Virgin had great service and seat, however I didn't like the reverse herringbone config as looking out the window is not the easiest. Since it was a short overnight flight I only elected for the quic...

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by speedbird52
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43348

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

There is a child inside all of us that cling to all of our hearts most desperate but most absurd hopes and desires. That child is slowly dying inside of me as the obvious prediction that BA will never purchase a 747 again begins to turn into a fact. Back to reality, I don't see how an A35K can match...

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by speedbird52
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20002

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I found myself feeling sick in a 5 hour flight in "Buisness Class" on a Lufthansa A321. Not sure I could stand a long haul in a 737. For me cabin design means a lot to me, hence why I love the 747 so much And a so called aviation enthusiast finding himself feeling sick on a 5 hour flight ...

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by speedbird52
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?
Replies: 56
Views: 7869

Re: Why wasn’t MSP relocated?

JAAlbert wrote:
compensateme wrote:
[Nobody wants an airport in their backyard.


I do! :D

I do! :D

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon
Replies: 218
Views: 43348

Re: Rumour: British Airways - Big Aircraft Order soon

BA have slated the Super HI-J 744 fleet for 2024 retirement. This is probably the time they would be making an order. With a new direct aisle Club World seat planned I cannot see BA ordering a significantly smaller airplane unless they are prepared to give up some seats. The only two viable aircraft...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20002

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

At the end of the propeller era my family flew OAK to OKA on an L749: 4-across seating but comfy for a 10 year old. One of the crew told us we were averaging about 280 mph during the leg from Honolulu to Wake Island. Total travel time was about 39 hours, with about 28 of that in the air. We spent o...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today
Replies: 109
Views: 20002

Re: 2nd longest non stop MAX flight begins today

I found myself feeling sick in a 5 hour flight in "Buisness Class" on a Lufthansa A321. Not sure I could stand a long haul in a 737. For me cabin design means a lot to me, hence why I love the 747 so much

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

As for feeling more free in Paris, Berlin, or London. I felt incredibly unsafe traveling in London at night, I didn't know when I was going to be mugged or attacked by a drunk. In Iran, I could be walking down a less than busy street at 3 am and I feel safe. I can personally confirm this. This is a...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Okay. In that case explain why Israel does not give voting rights and citizenship to people living in Gaza and the West Bank, and why they need special permission to move within Israel, or why Israel has the ability to deport them. There is no such place as the West Bank. Maybe you meant Judea and ...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Iranians who come to the US are a credit to IRANIAN culture? HA! I have yet to meet an Iranian expat who isn't coated in ten layers of makeup and having undergone three plastic surgery's. What is that stance called ? not racism but something lowly in that vein. Let me see: For the Euro eye US ladie...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

londonistan wrote:
This vicious discourse is getting out of hand. Stop it.

Pretty rich from someone named "londonistan"

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

So where is this global terrorism of Israel? If anyone has a global network of terrorism that spreads into Latin America it is hizbullah. No one has to live under Netanyahu, they can leave anytime. As for Persian money, iran's currency is like the Weirmar DM circa 1920s. Good for toilet paper and n...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

LAXLHR wrote:
I think Jewish men are hot actually

Best reply to a thread on this forum 2k18

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

BA should deploy that capacity in friendly, progressive and peaceful countries and cities in the region like TLV, JED or RUH. You think Israel is PEACEFUL?. LOL!!! Israel is a global terror!...alongside the USA. Before anyone says it, no I am not an anti-semitic (a really stoooopid term used to shu...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Iranians who come to the US are a credit to IRANIAN culture? HA! I have yet to meet an Iranian expat who isn't coated in ten layers of makeup and having undergone three plastic surgery's. How are women second class citizens? A women is Iran's vice president! I have been to many Muslim countries, an...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Great news. Shows sanctions are working. The west must continue to apply severe pressure to force the theocratic government to its knees and usher in the great Persian country that is modern and secular. The only people on their knees are the innocent people of Iran, who are now stockpiling food if...

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by speedbird52
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11847

Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

Bobloblaw wrote:
    speedbird52 wrote:
    Bobloblaw wrote:
    TLV is friendly progressive and peaceful.

    I'm sorry but are you seriously trying to suggest that Saudi Arabia is progressive?


    Reread what I wrote. A few times, then comment again.

    That comment was not directed at you.

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    by speedbird52
    Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:10 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
    Replies: 140
    Views: 11847

    Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

    Bobloblaw wrote:
    SCQ83 wrote:
    BA should deploy that capacity in friendly, progressive and peaceful countries and cities in the region like TLV, JED or RUH.

    TLV is friendly progressive and peaceful.

    I'm sorry but are you seriously trying to suggest that Saudi Arabia is progressive?

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    by speedbird52
    Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:37 am
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Rename PHX
    Replies: 53
    Views: 4435

    Re: Rename PHX

    stl07 wrote:
    McCain is one of the only politicians who respects the opinions of both sides, a pretty big accomplishment. Problem is LAS is too close and too familiar sounding. Why not just give him a terminal?

    I like the idea of giving him a terminal

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    by speedbird52
    Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:24 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018
    Replies: 140
    Views: 11847

    Re: BA drops Tehran from 23 September 2018

    Iran represents the worst humanity has to offer - inequality, injustice, corruption, violence, lack of personal freedom. Iran does not contribute anything positive to the world. And yes, countries like Iran should aspire to follow Western values of equality and freedom, birthright of every human be...

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    by speedbird52
    Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:20 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
    Replies: 129
    Views: 19032

    Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

    No wonder BA (IAG) is throwing its toys out of the pram about A380 prices.They need those 6 (and Airbus knows it).Mind you those Malaysian ones may come back on the market now their alternative project has bitten the dust. Who will be the last -400 user ?BA,LH or Qantas? Umm... maybe I'm stupid her...

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    by speedbird52
    Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:03 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated
    Replies: 129
    Views: 19032

    Re: Death of 747-400 Greatly Exaggerated

    MIflyer12 wrote:
    FedEx is still flying DC-10s from 1973. The DC-10 as a passenger type has been obsolete for a long, long time. When was the last order for a new operator of a 744 or 748? Dead, dead, dead.

    Last year to my knowledge

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    by speedbird52
    Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:04 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
    Replies: 88
    Views: 12471

    Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

    The B747-400. Yeah but only in four rows on some aircraft. Others are only 2-3-2 that in two rows. Meanwhile at BA the entire 777, A380 lower deck, and 747 fleet are 2-4-2 with the exception of the upper deck, and the 787/A380 upper deck fleet are 2-3-2. LH Business is by far less dense. You also h...

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    by speedbird52
    Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:36 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"
    Replies: 161
    Views: 15362

    Re: New Rule for AA FA's deemed "cruel" and "disastrous"

    How on Earth are you supposed to plan when you are calling in sick? I would rather not have a sick flight attendant serving me food!

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    by speedbird52
    Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:03 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
    Replies: 88
    Views: 12471

    Re: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?

    This is not entirely fair. BA is a 2-3-2 on some aircraft and LH is also 2-3-2 on some. Just because they have 2-2-2 on the narrower A330/340 doesn't make them better. Also on a like for like comparison on the B744, LH has more business seats both on the upper deck and between doors 1 and 2 than BA...

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    by speedbird52
    Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:25 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
    Replies: 88
    Views: 12471

    Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

    And no risk of playing footsies with german businessman... I will never understand, how Lufthansa of all airlines though that design was ok ! If they wanted 2-2-2, they could have had straight TAM/TK/EK like seats or B/E minipods for higher density. I agree. They did improve it on newer planes (lik...

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    by speedbird52
    Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:50 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: What will Lufthansa Cityline be replacing their A340-300s with?
    Replies: 21
    Views: 5395

    Re: What will Lufthansa Cityline be replacing their A340-300s with?

    axiom wrote:
    speedbird52 wrote:
    Don't the CL A340 Business Seats lack flat beds?


    No. It's the same hard product as mainline. The only distinction is in the cockpit.

    Ah I see. Well, CL A340s also are all painted in the Star Alliance livery to :P

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    by speedbird52
    Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:49 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
    Replies: 88
    Views: 12471

    Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

    As much as I agree with you: Please name one European airline with a better J that has at least 70% of DLHs route network BA? At least you have privacy at some of the seats. And no risk of playing footsies with german businessman... Agreed. The BA window seats are very private. You have space for y...

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    by speedbird52
    Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:43 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
    Replies: 39
    Views: 9235

    Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

    Why are there so many urine related incidents on airplanes

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    by speedbird52
    Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:38 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: What will Lufthansa Cityline be replacing their A340-300s with?
    Replies: 21
    Views: 5395

    Re: What will Lufthansa Cityline be replacing their A340-300s with?

    Don't the CL A340 Business Seats lack flat beds?

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    by speedbird52
    Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:50 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
    Replies: 88
    Views: 12471

    Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

    That said, someone with nothing better to do should do a comparison between the BA and LH fleets, defining "premium" as F+J, but also keeping W in mind should a relative tie-breaker be needed. why don't you jump on this and report back to all of us? Thanks in advance! It really isn't hard...

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    by speedbird52
    Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:12 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
    Replies: 88
    Views: 12471

    Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

    LH does have a good premium product. German efficiency. Maybe in First. After 10hrs in J on new 350 I was not happy. No privacy, not that much space, inconvenience of walking over someone sleeping to get out of my seat etc. LH does the same thing as BA - they do their best to squeeze as many people...

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    by speedbird52
    Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:08 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
    Replies: 88
    Views: 12471

    Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

    speedbird52 wrote:
    Unless they plan to replace 19 airframes with 7....

    Sure, because airlines totally lack the ability to place followup orders....

    Your claim is that LH ordered the 779 to replace the 748i, not that they CAN replace the 748 with the 779

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    by speedbird52
    Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:07 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight
    Replies: 39
    Views: 9235

    Re: Pax urinates on other pax on ANA flight

    You know what, I'm leaning more and more on the side that agrees that maybe it is time we do to booze on planes what we did to smoking on planes a few decades back. Sorry, but 80% of the airline articles involving passenger incidents that come across my desk involve booze. Every time I look there i...

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    by speedbird52
    Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:31 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: LH CEO claims LH sells the most premium seats — is it true?
    Replies: 88
    Views: 12471

    Re: LH CEO Makes a Bold Claim but is it Actually True?

    So then why (1) not take all of them that you ordered and (2) order its de facto replacement when you probably could've ordered more 748i for a song during Boeing's search to keep the line open? While I've no idea if his claims for amount of premium seats sold is accurate, I wouldn't be shocked if ...

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    by speedbird52
    Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:57 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
    Replies: 705
    Views: 93298

    Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

    How does a Customer Service agent know how to start, taxi, take off in … and fly a plane like that? Flight sims. Some FlightGear planes are already that complex that you either learn to start up the airliner *correctly*, or you go the easy way and choose... "Autostart", which takes care o...

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    by speedbird52
    Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:23 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
    Replies: 705
    Views: 93298

    Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

    Any map of the course the aircraft took?

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