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by N1993R
Sun Dec 09, 2001 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did Delta Fly It's MD-11's Out Of Portland?
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

RE: Where Did Delta Fly It's MD-11's Out Of Portland?

If my memory serves me correctly, there was also PDX-FUK.

Yep, how could I forget the short-lived and much-hyped PDX-FUK service in 1998-99. There were rumors that they wanted to replace that with PDX-KIX, but I guess they never got down to it?

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by N1993R
Sun Dec 09, 2001 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did Delta Fly It's MD-11's Out Of Portland?
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

RE: Where Did Delta Fly It's MD-11's Out Of Portland?

PDX-SEL, PDX-NRT, PDX-NGO, PDX-TPE-BKK, PDX-CVG, PDX-ATL - maybe a PDX-JFK in there too sometime.

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by N1993R
Sun Dec 09, 2001 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Get Reasonable F Class Fares In US?
Replies: 18
Views: 3692

RE: How To Get Reasonable F Class Fares In US?

they have some flights that operate the overseas a/c configurations, where you get to sit in Business Elite with a first ticket

Look for flight numbers under 200 or flight numbers 19xx to determine if a BizElite equipped aircraft is operating the route.

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by N1993R
Sun Dec 09, 2001 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest To Base 3 A320 In NRT For Asia Flight
Replies: 44
Views: 4949

RE: Northwest To Base 3 A320 In NRT For Asia Flight

When NRT open the new runway, the only 747 flying intra-asian flight will be NRT-Taipei (Taiwan).

What about NRT-SIN, NRT-BKK, NRT-MNL, NGO-MNL, KIX-MNL, NRT-SPN, NRT-GUM, NRT-PEK and NRT-HKG?

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by N1993R
Sun Dec 09, 2001 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-11 In New Paint Soon
Replies: 22
Views: 4358

RE: Delta MD-11 In New Paint Soon

DL1999 ATL-MCO

I flew DL 1999 this morning and it was a BizElite 763ER rather than an M11 as per the December 1 schedule. I did come back on the M11 on DL 112. There is a world of difference between BizE on the M11 and the 763, so try and get on the former when possible.

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by N1993R
Sat Dec 08, 2001 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-11 In New Paint Soon
Replies: 22
Views: 4358

RE: Delta MD-11 In New Paint Soon

Mikeymike posted about this last week, but he wasn't sure which ship it was gonna be. Good to see the M11s finally getting a new paint job.

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by N1993R
Sat Dec 08, 2001 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Choosing Your Flights
Replies: 13
Views: 1336

RE: Choosing Your Flights

Assuming all prices are equal, miles always win out.

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by N1993R
Sat Dec 08, 2001 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 Production To Move To Russia?
Replies: 20
Views: 2426

RE: 717 Production To Move To Russia?

No one is saying Mullaly isnt CEO of CAG. We are saying that Condit is CEO of Boeing as a whole. Mullaly reports to Condit. Hence....

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by N1993R
Sat Dec 08, 2001 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717 Production To Move To Russia?
Replies: 20
Views: 2426

RE: 717 Production To Move To Russia?

CEO Alan Mullaly is going to be hearing from a LOT of pissed off people

Alan Mullaly isn't the CEO. Phil Condit is. Mullaly is the President of the Commercial Aircraft Group.

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by N1993R
Sat Dec 08, 2001 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How To Get Reasonable F Class Fares In US?
Replies: 18
Views: 3692

RE: How To Get Reasonable F Class Fares In US?

<i>Apparently it didn't work wonders for the balance sheet and was quickly scuttled. </i> Arguably, it wasn't AA that scuttled value pricing, but rather NWA who tried to undercut it in an all-out fare war. However, the November ATW has either Don Carty or Mike Gunn making a statement about how they ...

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by N1993R
Fri Dec 07, 2001 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA 747 In Nashville This Weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 2242

RE: NWA 747 In Nashville This Weekend

Why are they using 6635? What's up with 6613 this weekend?

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by N1993R
Fri Dec 07, 2001 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow! Look At This Delta Fare
Replies: 10
Views: 2807

RE: Wow! Look At This Delta Fare

Full Y fare still applies for walk-ups. and with those routes, your looking at $900 one way.

DL's published Y06 for MOB-ATL is $473

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by N1993R
Fri Dec 07, 2001 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago's 727 Exhibit
Replies: 11
Views: 1211

RE: Chicago's 727 Exhibit

I believe that it is a 727-100 in the old UAL livery.

The aircraft in question is a 727-022, formerly N7017U.

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by N1993R
Fri Dec 07, 2001 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can You Spot An Air Marshall
Replies: 18
Views: 21259

RE: How Can You Spot An Air Marshall

<i>All flights to and from DCA are required to have USAMs on board. </i> No. That was only a REQUIREMENT for Stage 1 of DCA reopening. It is no longer REQUIRED, but the FAA stops short of saying anything specifically to that effect because its all about public perception. However, yes, "skymarshals"...

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by N1993R
Fri Dec 07, 2001 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can You Spot An Air Marshall
Replies: 18
Views: 21259

RE: How Can You Spot An Air Marshall

<i>Unless the frangible round hits you in the back of the head before you see him/her.</i> Although I cannot and will not comment on the specific SOP used by the "skymarshals", I will state that they are NOT authorized to use deadly force to neutralize a threat until that threat has clearly demonstr...

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by N1993R
Fri Dec 07, 2001 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Can You Spot An Air Marshall
Replies: 18
Views: 21259

RE: How Can You Spot An Air Marshall

"Is that a Glock 19 or are you just pleased to see me?"

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by N1993R
Thu Dec 06, 2001 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First VS 744 To HKG Departs LHR Today.
Replies: 14
Views: 3710

RE: First VS 744 To HKG Departs LHR Today.

CX889 - dont work for any airline, but I work in the industry and have access to data like this for *some* airlines through their CRS systems.

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by N1993R
Thu Dec 06, 2001 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First VS 744 To HKG Departs LHR Today.
Replies: 14
Views: 3710

RE: First VS 744 To HKG Departs LHR Today.

G-VHOT is scheduled

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by N1993R
Thu Dec 06, 2001 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Say 777 In Your Language?
Replies: 82
Views: 8729

RE: How Do You Say 777 In Your Language?

Saath-So-Sathaasi!!

I thought Saath-so-Sathaasi was 787.

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Grounds B747-400
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

RE: Cathay Grounds B747-400

Is there a source?

Source is Tony Tyler himself.

http://www.atwonline.com/indexfull.cfm?newsid=1364

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Grounds B747-400
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

RE: Cathay Grounds B747-400

CX is cutting about 25% of their transpac capacity as a temporary measure. I believe their Q4 2001 load factors are down below 65% and it is simply not feasible to operate the airline at those numbers.

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why I Love United
Replies: 18
Views: 1395

RE: Why I Love United

Having said that, Sean Mendis could teach us a thing or two about acheiving FF status on the cheap

I don't know whether to be insulted by this or not. I have 154 segments this year for just about 140,000 flown miles. I don't think that qualifies for *achieving FF status on the cheap*.

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ways For Airlines To Cut Costs
Replies: 1
Views: 2512

RE: Ways For Airlines To Cut Costs

Oh jeez, are we back to the Mike Boyd "Olives from the salad" comment again? I was hoping that one had died a peaceful death.

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 9:33 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Thanksgiving Travel
Replies: 4
Views: 2186

RE: My Thanksgiving Travel

Did the pilots leave the door open so you could watch the flight operations?

The B1900D doesn't have a cockpit door.

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Foreign Airlines Have US-Canada Rights?
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

RE: Which Foreign Airlines Have US-Canada Rights?

Air India holds dormant fifth freedom traffic rights for the ORD-YYZ sector which has never been operated.

Reference US Department of Transportation orders 97-8-12, 96-8-46 and 93-8-42 for more information.

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jobs That Involve Frequent Flying
Replies: 17
Views: 18318

RE: Jobs That Involve Frequent Flying

Business travel takes all the fun out of flying. Trust me on this one!  Smile

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-pilots For Presidents/CEO's
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

RE: Ex-pilots For Presidents/CEO's

Gordon is ex-US Navy but never worked as a commercial pilot. He is a licensed CPL type rated of the 757/767 and also holds (held?) an A&P. His industry background was primarily on the maintenance side at Braniff, Piedmont and Western and later on with Boeing. In other words, he is no more a *pilot b...

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Express Fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

RE: New Delta Express Fleet

Obviously DLX was more competitive before the latest DALPA contract ended the B-scale "apartheid"

They ended the B-scale apartheid? Funny, 'cos it sure doesn't seem that way looking at the scales  Smile

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-pilots For Presidents/CEO's
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

RE: Ex-pilots For Presidents/CEO's

Continental? Going back to the Bob Six days I see a line of guys featuring among others Al Feldman, Steve Wolf, Phil Bakes and now Gordon Bethune, none of which were pilots?

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by N1993R
Wed Dec 05, 2001 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Wondered Which A/c You Flew?
Replies: 26
Views: 1886

RE: Ever Wondered Which A/c You Flew?

<i>I don't mean to nitpick but users such as myself would have liked and honest answer to that thread rather than having to email you to look up regos . OK, maybe that was an honest answer and you actually did not know about the website for "well over a year" </i> Both the statements are correct. BT...

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by N1993R
Tue Dec 04, 2001 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Delta Express Fleet
Replies: 12
Views: 2536

RE: New Delta Express Fleet

DLX has already negotiated the next generation of payscales into the last contract for replacement aircraft for the 732s (namely 73Gs). Doesn't look like a dead airline yet.

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by N1993R
Tue Dec 04, 2001 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Express Markets
Replies: 17
Views: 1475

RE: DL Express Markets

Skyhawk - please don't get me wrong. My post was intented to BACK YOU up. WN is not competing in the ISP to MCO market with one daily RT. There is simply no market there anymore with DL pulling out and WN cutting back.

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by N1993R
Tue Dec 04, 2001 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Wondered Which A/c You Flew?
Replies: 26
Views: 1886

RE: Ever Wondered Which A/c You Flew?

<i>looks like Sean Mendis/747-337 found the site and kept it a secret </i> Actually, those results were pulled from the CD-ROMs filed by the BTS with the Federal Depository library system, which includes my local library at Georgia Tech. But yes, I have known about the website for well over a year n...

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by N1993R
Tue Dec 04, 2001 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Express Markets
Replies: 17
Views: 1475

RE: DL Express Markets

WN has one daily ISP-MCO roundtrip, so its hardly competition.

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by N1993R
Tue Dec 04, 2001 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Experience Aboard TWA's Last Flight: Flight 220
Replies: 22
Views: 8251

RE: My Experience Aboard TWA's Last Flight: Flight 220

Excellent story Ryan. I'm glad to see that it was Cynthia Wilson did a piece on you. She was one of the few journos covering the TWA saga who truly understood the history and meaning behind the airline.

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by N1993R
Tue Dec 04, 2001 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fellow Airliners.Net Member Quoted In TWA Article?
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

RE: Fellow Airliners.Net Member Quoted In TWA Article?

No relation. If you ask TWA ALPA for their opinions of "Darnell J", you will see some very colorful language used.

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by N1993R
Tue Dec 04, 2001 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL Resume Service Between HKG And Jfk?
Replies: 5
Views: 3106

RE: Will UAL Resume Service Between HKG And Jfk?

There simply isn't room for another carrier in the JFK-HKG market.

Thats right. There are ZERO nonstop carriers right now and thats how it will stay, right?

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by N1993R
Tue Dec 04, 2001 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL Resume The 'Round The World' Service?
Replies: 5
Views: 2812

RE: Will UAL Resume The 'Round The World' Service?

UA continues to carry 5th freedom restrictions on all segments to/from DEL that limit the number of pax they can carry O&D in the non-US market. Those will remain in place if UA restarts DEL, so don't look for that to happen soon.

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by N1993R
Mon Dec 03, 2001 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Vintage TWA Ads
Replies: 6
Views: 4199

RE: 30 Vintage TWA Ads

Absolutely fascinating glimpse into the history of one of air transportation's legendary icons. Thanks for posting these.

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by N1993R
Mon Dec 03, 2001 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Pilots Draw Battle Lines
Replies: 64
Views: 2776

RE: UAL Pilots Draw Battle Lines

Denver and Chicago?  Smile

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by N1993R
Mon Dec 03, 2001 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Pilots Draw Battle Lines
Replies: 64
Views: 2776

RE: UAL Pilots Draw Battle Lines

I think everyone at UA from the top-down needs to watch Jerry Maguire and listen to the messages.

SHOW ME THE MONEY???  Smile

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by N1993R
Mon Dec 03, 2001 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Buying Continental?
Replies: 80
Views: 3561

RE: Northwest Buying Continental?

<i>I am not offending NWA, but I feel that NWA is a weak airline, that needs help. They were helped by the government plenty of times. They are the "babies" of airlines. </i> This analysis is why I keep coming back to airliners.net. Always insightful.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"...

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by N1993R
Mon Dec 03, 2001 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Can I Find Pax Loads
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

RE: Where Can I Find Pax Loads

http://www.bts.gov

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

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by N1993R
Mon Dec 03, 2001 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Managers V Leaders:obsessive Cost Cutting
Replies: 25
Views: 1915

RE: Airline Managers V Leaders:obsessive Cost Cutting

Some interesting discussion about operational economics here. Let me add my 2 bits. Most airlines today do not require cost savings over their cost structures of a few years ago, unlike the early 80s when Lorenzo was faced with having to SLASH costs below any levels seen in recent history to remain ...

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by N1993R
Mon Dec 03, 2001 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Buying Continental?
Replies: 80
Views: 3561

RE: Northwest Buying Continental?

<I>Before this gets out of hand, while NW does own a block of CO stock, but in a recent deal, NW gave up its veto power so NW no longer controls CO's future. </i> No. NWA traded in its CAL.A stock for CAL.B stock and maintained veto power over any acqusition of Continental. This was in January of 20...

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by N1993R
Mon Dec 03, 2001 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is 737 Called 737
Replies: 16
Views: 4703

RE: Why Is 737 Called 737

Would you rather that it be called "Gerald"?

Just wondering...

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by N1993R
Sun Dec 02, 2001 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Buying Continental?
Replies: 80
Views: 3561

RE: Northwest Buying Continental?

IAHERJ - NWA still does hold a rather significant chunk of CAL.B stock, so its not quite as far fetched as you might think, but it has about as much likelihood of happening in the near future as Osama Bin Laden does of being elected to the US Senate.

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by N1993R
Sun Dec 02, 2001 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Of Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

RE: Airlines Of Choice

1) Bang for the buck is hard to quantify. Fares vary wildly. I've gotten cheap transcons on CO, but I've also gotten nice webfares on DL out of ATL. 2) Spacious in coach would have to be AA with MRTC. Spacious up front would have to be the flights that DL and CO operate domestically with intl config...

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by N1993R
Sun Dec 02, 2001 4:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Furore In India As US Chopper Goes Sightseeing
Replies: 71
Views: 3234

RE: Furore In India As US Chopper Goes Sightseeing

<i>Despite India's self-congratulatory claim of being a democracy, it is not really a democracy in Western eyes. There is substantial graft/corruption...enough to make many dictators blush. </i> I'd actually argue that this is proof of India's democracy. Where else could an uneducated and corrupt bu...

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by N1993R
Sun Dec 02, 2001 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York/Newark
Replies: 89
Views: 3426

RE: New York/Newark

New Yorkers have some kinda hangup about EWR because they remember the rathole that airlines like PeoplExpress used to run out of. Well, guess what guys. While JFK has now transformed itself into the 21st century rathole, EWR has a shiny new terminal and great access to the city. All this while you ...

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