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by nwacrew
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Wants To Fly To Bangalore
Replies: 39
Views: 7338

RE: NW Wants To Fly To Bangalore

This is a long time coming! I was hearing from our Indian agents of a possible service to Bangalore when working NWA's Bombay and Delhi flights in 1997/98. (Though at the time it was supposed the service would be routed across the Pacific and through Kuala Lumpur...)

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by nwacrew
Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW D10 C Class?
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

RE: NW D10 C Class?

I work (and deadhead) in World Business Class on both DC10 and A-330 aircraft. Frankly, if I'm going to be sitting, I prefer the DC10. The seat cradles me and I can sleep very easily. On the A-330 I find I'm fighting gravity the whole flight. I think Northwest was <i>crazy</i> to install that uncomf...

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by nwacrew
Mon Feb 21, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Cabin Crew Fatality - RIP
Replies: 44
Views: 15518

RE: AF Cabin Crew Fatality - RIP

NYCAAer:

Didn't an American Airlines steward die a couple of years ago at a Florida airport, when he opened the main cabin door prior to the aircraft being depressurized? (There was a pressurization problem) He was blown out onto the tarmac and killed...

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by nwacrew
Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW To Remove Pillows From Domestic Flights
Replies: 34
Views: 4382

RE: NW To Remove Pillows From Domestic Flights

The day Northwest (and most other domestic carriers) decided it was too costly to change pillowcases <b>after every flight</b>, is the day the pillows <i>should</i> have been removed. How would you feel if you checked into a hotel and found that the pillowcases on your bed hadn't been changed in a c...

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by nwacrew
Fri Feb 18, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VC-10, Any Still Flying?
Replies: 21
Views: 8589

RE: VC-10, Any Still Flying?

You young'ns don't know what you missed! The VC10 was a spectacular aircraft! I feel very fortunate to have flown aboard them when traveling BOAC and East African Airways in the 1970's. The Caravelle is perhaps the only other airliner as perfectly proportioned as the beautiful VC10.

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by nwacrew
Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA In Flight Entertainment
Replies: 27
Views: 5606

RE: NWA In Flight Entertainment

Real travelers read books.

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by nwacrew
Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Transatlantic 757's
Replies: 21
Views: 5279

CO's Transatlantic 757's

I'm considering flying from Newark to Birmingham aboard a Continental 757-200. Anyone have experience traveling transatlantic aboard one of these planes? Frankly, Northwest's 757's are such miserable cattle cars that I'm wondering at the wisdom (or lack thereof) in selecting this flight... Is the pi...

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by nwacrew
Wed Jan 05, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's New Pricing And SkyTeam
Replies: 16
Views: 4294

RE: DL's New Pricing And SkyTeam

Padcrasher:

While Northwest and KLM revenue share on certain transatlantic routes, I've never read anything to indicate that Delta and Air France do the same. Can you substantiate your claim?

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by nwacrew
Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Fonts?
Replies: 19
Views: 25252

RE: Airline Fonts?

Air France's long-used font is called "olive nord".

Don't ask me how or why I know this useless bit of trivia; it's just something I picked-up 30 years ago and for some reason it has stuck in my brain. (Pathetic really, since I can't remember where I put the car keys 30 minutes ago!)

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by nwacrew
Thu Dec 30, 2004 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Asks Employees For Help This Weekend..
Replies: 100
Views: 9377

RE: USAirways Asks Employees For Help This Weekend..

<b>Convincing employees they should work for free...</b> Every airline CEO in the world must be creaming in his boxers at the very thought of it. My advice to US Airways employees? You're going down - as surely as the <i>Titanic</i>. Tell your CEO to shove it, and at least go down with your self-res...

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by nwacrew
Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3072

RE: Caravelle Questions

I landed in Columbus, <acronym title="Comair (USA)">OH</acronym> today and noticed there is a <i>Caravelle</i> in Airborne Express (tail) colors parked on one side of the field. I don't suppose she's operational, but she sure looks great! In the 70's and 80's I flew frequently aboard Air France's <i...

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by nwacrew
Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways A340
Replies: 23
Views: 4229

RE: Olympic Airways A340

I flew one of Olympic's A340's from JFK to Athens. Beautiful airplane with a very professional crew and a high standard of inflight service. I was impressed.

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by nwacrew
Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ice Storm!
Replies: 34
Views: 6499

RE: Ice Storm!

Would it be a bad time to mention I'm sitting on my sunny California patio having a morning cup of coffee and admiring the blooms on my roses? It would? Okay. Forget I mentioned it.

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by nwacrew
Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA In Green-red?
Replies: 13
Views: 5943

RE: NWA In Green-red?

The 747 in "White Nights" was leased from Aer Lingus.

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by nwacrew
Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: African Airlines?
Replies: 23
Views: 4351

RE: African Airlines?

There are some excellent airlines in Africa, but I sure miss those classy <b>East African Airways</b> <ib>Super</ib> VC10's... <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/492885/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/492885/M/" targe...

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by nwacrew
Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DTW-TLV Rumors
Replies: 25
Views: 4006

RE: NW DTW-TLV Rumors

I worked New York-Tel Aviv flights in the 80's with both Metro International Airways and their successor, Tower Air. The vast majority of passengers were not Israeli's - they were Jewish Americans. I know this for certain, because I used to walk through the cabin distributing I-94's. With the larges...

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by nwacrew
Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Can't Get A Line Of Credit
Replies: 44
Views: 6218

RE: Air Canada Can't Get A Line Of Credit

At 5 p.m. on Friday I flew from Toronto to San Francisco aboard Air Canada flight 755. The A-320 was staffed with four flight attendants (we staff our's with three at Northwest). A hot meal was served in Economy (we serve a sandwich in back on our comparable-length Detroit-San Francisco flight). Vid...

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by nwacrew
Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW... MSP-CDG Rumors
Replies: 21
Views: 4185

RE: NW... MSP-CDG Rumors

Several months ago, when Hector Adler (VP Inflight Services) was here in San Francisco for a meeting with flight attendants (which I attended), he talked about <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>-<acronym title=...

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 14, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Meal Service
Replies: 15
Views: 3556

RE: NW Meal Service

Continental may well serve food on more flights than Northwest. I was quoting a <b>San Francisco Chronicle</b> article I read some time ago. As we all know, after 9/11 food pretty much disappeared domestically, but is gradually re-appearing. Perhaps at the time I read that article NWA <i>was</i> ser...

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 14, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Recalls!
Replies: 38
Views: 4716

RE: NWA Recalls!

I attended a meeting with Hector Adler here at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> a couple of months ago and he <i>did</i> tell us new uniform pieces were in the works. It was my impression that the current navy, wool-blend material will be re...

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Meal Service
Replies: 15
Views: 3556

RE: NW Meal Service

Since TGI Friday's food is lack-luster in their restaurants, it's not surprising you found it unimpressive at 35,000 feet!

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NBC's "lax"
Replies: 34
Views: 4539

RE: NBC's "lax"

Don't get me wrong; it's my understanding Heather Locklear is an extremely nice person, and she certainly looks great for her age (or <i>any</i> age!) but I wonder, does she ever play anyone <i>but</i> "Heather Locklear"? I watched <b><acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - C...

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Meal Service
Replies: 15
Views: 3556

RE: NW Meal Service

Northwest serves complimentary meals in coach (such as they are), on more flights than any other U.S. carrier. Breakfast, lunch, a snack, or dinner are served on all flights between the west coast and our hubs in <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / ...

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Flight Attendants
Replies: 23
Views: 7702

RE: The Future Of Flight Attendants

Like <b>NWAFA</b>, I started flying back in the 70's. And I also went to literally dozens of interviews before I was hired as a 'steward'. (The very <i>first</i> steward for that particular carrier; they had only hired steward-<i>esses</i> up to that time). Competiton in those days was so intense th...

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Carriers Using Russian Jets?
Replies: 17
Views: 3572

RE: American Carriers Using Russian Jets?

Hey! That Tu-154 looks pretty snazzy in our bowling shoe livery! Would love to see NWA colors on my Soviet fave, the IL-62...

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supreme Court Allow AI To Use Untrained Cabin Crew
Replies: 4
Views: 3803

RE: Supreme Court Allow AI To Use Untrained Cabin Crew

What functions are the <i>hospitality staff</i> to perform onboard? ("I'm sorry sir, I can't bring you a coffee, I'm hospitality staff...") And in an emergency, are passengers supposed to know to look to the cabin crew for direction, and not the untrained hospitality staff? My 30 years experience in...

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by nwacrew
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cairo Long Layover What To Do?
Replies: 8
Views: 4738

RE: Cairo Long Layover What To Do?

The Egyptian Museum is a <i>must</i>, but it can be overwhelming as well. As a former archaeologist (I was with the Joint British-Polish Expedition at Queen Hatshepsut's funerary temple in Deir el Bahari), my advice is to head first to the extraordinary treasures from the tomb of the 18th dynasty ph...

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by nwacrew
Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PanAm Stops Flying...
Replies: 46
Views: 10588

RE: PanAm Stops Flying...

Ironic that in the <i>Readers' Choice Awards</i>, published in the October 2004 issue of <b>Conde Nast Traveler</b>, Pan Am was listed as number 8 among the "Top 10 Domestic Airlines! I wondered when I saw Pan Am listed after jetBlue, Midwest, Song, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian, Continental and America...

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by nwacrew
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Canada Uniforms
Replies: 10
Views: 6529

RE: New Air Canada Uniforms

BLUE maple leaves?

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by nwacrew
Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Canada Uniforms
Replies: 10
Views: 6529

RE: New Air Canada Uniforms

UGH. The current uniform is distinctive and in colors one identifies with Canada. This new uniform is generic and says nothing. Too bad.

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by nwacrew
Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Canada Uniforms
Replies: 10
Views: 6529

New Air Canada Uniforms

I understand AIR CANADA is introducing new flight attendant uniforms. Is there a link where I can see what they look like?

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by nwacrew
Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA To Recall 600 FA's By 1/30/05
Replies: 32
Views: 5453

RE: NWA To Recall 600 FA's By 1/30/05

According to Hector Adler, Minneapolis (and perhaps Memphis) will commence flying to Paris, and <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> will go from 1 to 2 d...

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by nwacrew
Sun Oct 31, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Know Of Meridiana Airlines?
Replies: 11
Views: 6018

RE: Does Anyone Know Of Meridiana Airlines?

I flew Meridiana in September, 1992 from Rome to Milan. If I remember correctly, the aircraft was an <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80. Meridiana isn't a LCC, and the service was very professional. I was flying to Milan to connect with an American Airlines flight to the States. The <ac...

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by nwacrew
Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA A332 Flying LAX-NRT Today
Replies: 23
Views: 6087

RE: NWA A332 Flying LAX-NRT Today

Stop and take a deep breath, <b>Flyguyclt</b>. I didn't blame Northwest Ops - or anyone else - for the incident I was involved in. It just happened. But it wouldn't have happened if the A330 hadn't been grounded with a mechanical. As for my "customer recovery skills", our crew was met at Narita by M...

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by nwacrew
Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA's Atlanta - Capetown Service
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

SAA's Atlanta - Capetown Service

Oops. Didn't realize I couldn't use bold type on the topic heading...

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by nwacrew
Fri Oct 29, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA's Atlanta - Capetown Service
Replies: 4
Views: 1783

SAA's Atlanta - Capetown Service

Portions of South Africa Airways website are experiencing "technical difficulties".

Can someone tell me what type of aircraft SAA will be flying between Atlanta and Capetown in March 2005? And if there will be 1, or 2 stops enroute?

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by nwacrew
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA A332 Flying LAX-NRT Today
Replies: 23
Views: 6087

RE: NWA A332 Flying LAX-NRT Today

Hmmm...I'm beginning to wonder at the number of delays associated with the new A330-200's. On October 21st my crew experienced a 7 hour delay, with passengers onboard, on our flight from Incheon to Narita. There was a problem with the de-icing valve on the #2 engine. After a two hour flight to Tokyo...

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by nwacrew
Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Flight Attendants!
Replies: 14
Views: 5209

RE: NWA Flight Attendants!

If the Northwest flight attendants had voted to stick with Teamsters, I can assure you we'd now be working under a concessionary contract. The IBT would have made some under-the-table deal with NWA management (that would have been profitable for both Northwest <i>and</i> Teamsters) and the flight at...

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by nwacrew
Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways 21% Pay Cuts!
Replies: 23
Views: 5983

RE: US Airways 21% Pay Cuts!

Am I correct in assuming this 21% cut is on top of the pay cuts the unionized USAirways employees have already had to endure? If so, what is the total percentage of the reductions to their contractual compensation?

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by nwacrew
Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Does 757 Production Cease?
Replies: 6
Views: 2936

RE: When Does 757 Production Cease?

I sat-in on a company/pilot meeting while on a layover at Narita two weeks ago and learned Northwest would have liked between 10 and 20 additional 757-300's, but Boeing turned them down.

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by nwacrew
Sat Oct 09, 2004 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10 Back At SFO This Morning
Replies: 19
Views: 7303

RE: NW DC-10 Back At SFO This Morning

I guarantee the cabin crew for flight 27 was mighty sorry to see the three-holer at the gate!

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by nwacrew
Sat Oct 09, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airliners Logo - Which Airline?
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

RE: New Airliners Logo - Which Airline?

I thought it was Northwest at first as well, but the winglets aren't red...

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by nwacrew
Sun Aug 29, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now That's An Alliance: NW/KL
Replies: 11
Views: 3898

RE: Now That's An Alliance: NW/KL

Northwest is laying-off agents here at SFO effective September 1st because Air France will take over the handling of KLM's daily flight to Amsterdam.

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by nwacrew
Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now That's An Alliance: NW/KL
Replies: 11
Views: 3898

RE: Now That's An Alliance: NW/KL

When a customer buys a transatlantic NWA/KLM ticket, it doesn't matter if the customer flies a 'red tail' or a 'blue tail' aircraft, since the revenue is shared 50/50 by Northwest and KLM.

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by nwacrew
Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10s At PDX
Replies: 14
Views: 3886

RE: NW DC-10s At PDX

Don't flame me if I'm wrong, but what I heard out on the line is that the extra DC10 is being kept at <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> because of the cancellations and delays that have occurred since we began the <acronym title="Portland - Internatio...

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by nwacrew
Sat Jul 31, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS And Old Colors
Replies: 8
Views: 2470

RE: VS And Old Colors

I don't mind the revised livery, but I certainly preferred the original cabin crew uniforms! They were distinctive and smart-as-hell looking. The current uniforms are just ho-hum.

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by nwacrew
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW To Baghdad
Replies: 47
Views: 8358

RE: NW To Baghdad

Actually, Havanna used to <acronym title="Aircompany Tavria-Mac (Ukraine)">BE</acronym> one huge casino - and I'm sure lots of Cubans would like to see it become one again! Unfortunately, U.S. tourist dollars won't again pour into Cuba as long as the politically powerful ex-pat Cuban population in F...

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by nwacrew
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad To Place Huge Order... Bad Investment?
Replies: 48
Views: 9495

RE: Etihad To Place Huge Order... Bad Investment?

Yes, the United States spends billions irresponsibly as well. I didn't mean to suggest I'm letting crooked, self-serving Washington D.C. off the hook. It just burns me when I read about <i>vast</i> sums of money being squandered when most of the world's population is in need of the very basics: food...

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by nwacrew
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW To Baghdad
Replies: 47
Views: 8358

RE: NW To Baghdad

Since <b>Northwest</b>'s largest hub, Detroit, is also home to the largest Iraqi expat community in the United States, it makes sense that when Iraq is stabilized we will begin flying into Baghdad. But it will take a while. Airline passengers tend to stay away from countries where foreigners are rou...

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by nwacrew
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad To Place Huge Order... Bad Investment?
Replies: 48
Views: 9495

RE: Etihad To Place Huge Order... Bad Investment?

Since the Emirates apparently have BILLIONS of dollars to fritter away on HUGE airlines competing for the same transit passengers, imagine if some of that petroleum largesse was used to help feed the hungry, provide treatment to AIDS victims in third world countries, or (Praise Allah!), get their Pa...

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