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by Dulles
Sun Oct 05, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did UA Flight 93/175 Passengers Hear The ATC?
Replies: 12
Views: 4470

RE: Did UA Flight 93/175 Passengers Hear The ATC?

On the UA flights that I have had, the ATC conversations were turned off even during routine climbing and approach. So, I would assume that, on the planes in question, the broadcasting was turned off at first signs of abnormality.

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by Dulles
Tue Sep 30, 2003 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Some Airport Codes!
Replies: 8
Views: 2132

RE: Need Some Airport Codes!

The best place to find an IATA code may be... IATA itself:

http://www.iata.org/codes/index

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by Dulles
Wed Sep 24, 2003 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Spotting & Russian Airliners At JFK
Replies: 17
Views: 4413

RE: JFK Spotting & Russian Airliners At JFK

>Slightly off topic, but right now, there's another <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym>-62 crossing the Atlantic, routing Shannon-Andrews <acronym title="Rome - Griffiss Airpark (AFB) (RME / KRME), USA - New York">AFB</acronym>... Flight SDM9011/State Transport Company is schedu...

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by Dulles
Mon Sep 22, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA B744 & IAD Help
Replies: 7
Views: 2852

RE: UA B744 & IAD Help

A departure from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> in the direction of New York and Europe is sometimes extremely impressive. The whole DC with its monuments, <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia"...

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by Dulles
Sun Sep 14, 2003 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Expensive Airports To Fly Out Of?
Replies: 27
Views: 9305

RE: Most Expensive Airports To Fly Out Of?

In the DC area, National is usually most expensive, <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> is the cheapest. Depends on the line and the route, of course. In 1995, I flew from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (I...

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by Dulles
Fri Sep 12, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In-flight Digital Maps Of Aircraft Position
Replies: 34
Views: 6631

RE: In-flight Digital Maps Of Aircraft Position

I have heard that some airlines used to have not only the active maps, but also cameras that provided "front view" while landing. I have never seen it myself. Does anybody have more information?

Dulles

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by Dulles
Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing,AA,UAL Responsible For 9/11
Replies: 109
Views: 8291

RE: Boeing,AA,UAL Responsible For 9/11

Well, I am really amazed by the resonance that the damn coffee cup between the lady's thighs has provoked. I have always been wondering what kind of physical damage the coffee has made to make the judge so sympathetic  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Now, just for a chan...

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by Dulles
Wed Sep 10, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing,AA,UAL Responsible For 9/11
Replies: 109
Views: 8291

RE: Boeing,AA,UAL Responsible For 9/11

>You know coffee is hot....you don't sue if it spills Wrong, there was such a lawsuit in this country. Back in the 1980s, I guess. A lady was driving with a cup of coffee held between her thighs. The coffee spilled. She did sue. I am not 100% sure whom, but, as far as I remember, it was the coffee p...

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by Dulles
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walk In, Steal Luggage, Walk Out
Replies: 24
Views: 3347

RE: Walk In, Steal Luggage, Walk Out

I think the rationale for this state of affairs is that the bag owner most probably will be right there and busy looking for his bag on the belt. Even if he is somewhat late, a thief will not have a way to know that he is not among the already waiting passengers. That's why, I guess, theft is relati...

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by Dulles
Tue Sep 09, 2003 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA About Princess Di In Midflight Caused Chaos
Replies: 13
Views: 2907

RE: PA About Princess Di In Midflight Caused Chaos

An acquaintance of mine was on a plane flying from Washington to Las Vegas on the 9/11 morning, and they were diverted to some midwest airport. According to him, they were told in flight that the entire US airspace had been closed, but were not given a reason for it.

Dulles

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by Dulles
Tue Sep 09, 2003 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOMBASTIC!Boeing Going Through An Internal Crisis
Replies: 48
Views: 12140

RE: BOMBASTIC!Boeing Going Through An Internal Crisis

I do not see anything BOMBASTIC about it. Offshoring is a natural process, like it or not. If a company is able to pay 5 time less for the same job, it will, do not have any doubts about it, and there is no easy way to stop the process. I cannot see how by eliminating unions it would be possible to ...

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by Dulles
Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airspace Restrictions Over Ussr
Replies: 5
Views: 4115

RE: Airspace Restrictions Over Ussr

The KAL tragedy was in large part due to the fact that the plane penetrated not just "some" restricted air zone, but the one where the US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym> had had its major missile well array (Kamchatka is one of the parts of US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>/Russia close...

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by Dulles
Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 7672

RE: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?

>From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 201 posts, <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym>: 19 Reply: 14 Posted Fri Sep 5 2003 12:45:24 <acronym title="Utrecht - Soesterberg (UTC / EHSB), Netherlands">UTC</acronym>+1 and read 149 times: i hate to fly on any which is not boeing or ...

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by Dulles
Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Still Flying The IL62M
Replies: 45
Views: 9732

RE: Who Is Still Flying The IL62M

>Domodedevo Airlines use IL62M to Baku - as a mate of mine was on one a week ago That's correct, but the flight is even shorter than to Tashkent, about 2 hours (and Baku is not generally regarded as Central Asia). Il-62 (even basic) has not been designed for such short flights and has not been used ...

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by Dulles
Fri Sep 05, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Still Flying The IL62M
Replies: 45
Views: 9732

RE: Who Is Still Flying The IL62M

>Uzbekistan Airways also still has a few, and according to timetables I can get hold of on the web, they are still scheduled to do <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym>-TAS (last winter they were also on <acronym title="Moscow - Domodedovo (DME / UUDD), Russia">DM...

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by Dulles
Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why So Many Russian Airliners At Hanover?
Replies: 3
Views: 3604

RE: Why So Many Russian Airliners At Hanover?

>My theory: Friedland, one of the largest and most important immigration centers is located close to <acronym title="Hanover (- Langenhagen) (HAJ / EDDV), Germany">HAJ</acronym> Richtig. Correct, that is. Most Russian German immigrants entered Germany via <acronym title="Hanover (- Langenhagen) (HAJ...

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by Dulles
Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Still Flying The IL62M
Replies: 45
Views: 9732

RE: Who Is Still Flying The IL62M

>Wow those basic Il-62s must make a hella lot of noise.

I have flown IL62, both basic and M, over a hundred times. The difference in the noise, although noticeable, is actually not that great.

Dulles

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by Dulles
Fri Sep 05, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Concorde To Barbados?
Replies: 20
Views: 4767

RE: Why Concorde To Barbados?

If it is true that one of the main reasons for the end of Concorde operations is the post-9/11 decrease in the pax numbers due to fears of terroristic acts, I would assume that <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> have suffered a sharper decrease in the loads than <acronym title="Air France...

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by Dulles
Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Still Flying The IL62M
Replies: 45
Views: 9732

RE: Who Is Still Flying The IL62M

>It was discussed a few weeks ago.. but it seems like the best bet is Domodedovo airlines on one of their central Asian routes because their Russian domestic routes are seriously long-haul, anything up to 9 hours non-stop. As far as I know, Domodedovo Airlines have only one Central Asian route, name...

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Codes
Replies: 33
Views: 4164

RE: Airport Codes

>Well the US got first pick of IATA codes. No codes start with N because these designte NAval Air Stations. Canada took what was left, most Ys. I do not think that Canada was really the last admitted to the table. What would make sense to me is that Canada with its huge remore territories has a lot ...

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by Dulles
Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu-114 And Tu-204/214/224/234
Replies: 10
Views: 5193

RE: Tu-114 And Tu-204/214/224/234

I have not flown TU114, but I have seen many of them in operation in <acronym title="Moscow - Domodedovo (DME / UUDD), Russia">DME</acronym> in the early 1970s, when they were still serving the Far East destinations, although they were already steadily replaced by IL62. Yes, they were noisy, but it ...

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by Dulles
Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Air & Space Museum (Washington D.C.)
Replies: 20
Views: 4285

RE: National Air & Space Museum (Washington D.C.)

The closest metro station to the museum is L'Enfant Plaza, although Smithsonian is a close next. The museum is open daily till 6 pm and, like all Smithsonian museums, it is free (I do not have time to dwell upon the history of that). Do not even dream of parking nearby on a weekday and, at this time...

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by Dulles
Mon Aug 25, 2003 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Route Network In The 80's
Replies: 13
Views: 7288

RE: Aeroflot Route Network In The 80's

> very interesting. I´m really guessing now but I need to disagree with Dulles here. If we are talking about vodka tourists, I reckon it´s highly unlikely that this type of individuals bothered to fly to Soviet Union during those times. I´m pretty certain there used to be the possibility of taking t...

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by Dulles
Mon Aug 25, 2003 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Route Network In The 80's
Replies: 13
Views: 7288

RE: Aeroflot Route Network In The 80's

The African routes were mostly for political reasons. Most of them did not make any profit, and Aeroflot abondened them as soon as the political reasons became less important. As for the Longyearbyen, many Russians worked there before the collapse of the US<acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>. I d...

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by Dulles
Wed Aug 20, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domodedovo Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

RE: Domodedovo Airlines

>Dulles, Where did you hear about the Yak-42? I had no information about them operating the type. Could it be just an Eastline codeshare or wet-lease? It doesnt seem to fit in with their main business (and <acronym title="Domodedovo Airlines (Russian Federation)">E3</acronym> must be the least innov...

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by Dulles
Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Seats Facing Backwards
Replies: 36
Views: 9422

RE: Passenger Seats Facing Backwards

TU-114 had, in addition to the more or less usual cabins, several compartments for 6 (if I am not mistaken) persons, facing each other, with a table between the two blocks of three seats. There was a thread not so long ago with links to the pictures of this plane.

Dulles

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by Dulles
Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domodedovo Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 2562

RE: Domodedovo Airlines

According to their timetable, they still use mostly IL62 (to VVO, KHV, BQS, NSK, GDX, YKS, DYR, KJA, TAS, SKD, and <acronym title="Columbus - Municipal (BAK / CLU / KBAK), USA - Indiana">BAK</acronym>). IL96 is only used on two longest routes (to PKC and UUS). They also use Yak-42 to some much close...

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by Dulles
Mon Aug 18, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Question: European Routes.
Replies: 26
Views: 5589

RE: Pan Am Question: European Routes.

What was the reason for Delta to withdraw from FRA?

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by Dulles
Mon Aug 18, 2003 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Question: European Routes.
Replies: 26
Views: 5589

RE: Pan Am Question: European Routes.

>I believe Finnair was and still is the preferred <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym>/<acronym title="St. Petersburg (Leningrad) - Pulkovo (LED / ULLI...

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by Dulles
Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Question: European Routes.
Replies: 26
Views: 5589

RE: Pan Am Question: European Routes.

As some of you may remember, Aeroflot was denied service to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> after the beginning of the Afghanistan war (it was a decision of New York authorities, flights to <acronym title="Washington - D...

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by Dulles
Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Question: European Routes.
Replies: 26
Views: 5589

RE: Pan Am Question: European Routes.

PA started nonstop <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym> service (747) in the very late 80s, just before its death. It was such a fuss... If I remember ...

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu-144 Trip Report
Replies: 2
Views: 5110

RE: Tu-144 Trip Report

As I promised, I will. I just want to avoid the not-so-technical discussion atmosphere that was created by the "copycats" thread and is likely to last for some time due to the looming end of using Concorde. Creation of <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym>-144 was technically a significan...

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage - NYC, DTW, YYZ
Replies: 91
Views: 9091

RE: Power Outage - NYC, DTW, YYZ

>Dulles have you ever heard of a surge protector. or a generator. and a phone line. I have. It is not entirely impossible for a blind person to check the box either. It is just not a very common situation. Phone lines and servers are powered not by the holy spirit, and guys who are on surge protecto...

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage - NYC, DTW, YYZ
Replies: 91
Views: 9091

RE: Power Outage - NYC, DTW, YYZ

>anyone here have no power right now?

Reminds me of the tax form: "Check this box if you are blind".

Dulles

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Copycats
Replies: 67
Views: 7968

RE: Russian Copycats

>"I do not believe that this discussion group is a good place for politically-flavored wrestling." - me neither. I don't think my reference to some technical info (BTW, from Russian source) would be one... What I do think - it would be great if you share with us one of the most unique flying experie...

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Copycats
Replies: 67
Views: 7968

RE: Russian Copycats

>BTW, quite recently there was a topic here asking if someone of the forum members ever flew on Tu144. Probably it was before you joined us (July 4, 2003, as far as I see from your profile - welcome!). <acronym title="Riga - International (Skulte) (RIX / EVRA), Latvia">RIX</acronym>, if you read tha...

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by Dulles
Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Copycats
Replies: 67
Views: 7968

RE: Russian Copycats

>The TU144 was to good to be through from those damn commies Except the "commies" have created it... And it was their main mistake, I think, which, fortunately, they realized pretty early. The main problem of <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym>-144 was economical. There was simply no ma...

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by Dulles
Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Expansion Possibilities
Replies: 34
Views: 4280

RE: DCA Expansion Possibilities

Some years ago (with the new terminal altready in operation), I was stunned to see among the marks for the front wheels in the parking spots at the gates "767" and even "747". Has 747 ever landed in <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>? Quit...

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by Dulles
Mon Aug 04, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Better Coach Meals?
Replies: 22
Views: 1868

RE: Better Coach Meals?

It has always seemed to me that airlines underestimate the importance of a good meal. How much could a standard-level economy-class meal cost to an airline, given the volume of the wholesale? I seriously doubt that it is more than $5. Even if one considers lower-end tickets around $100, it is only 5...

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by Dulles
Sun Aug 03, 2003 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Copycats
Replies: 67
Views: 7968

RE: Russian Copycats

I agree with those who say that it was going both ways. Like between any competing corporations. Isn't it true that the majority of the US population are now smiling at the words of the former president "Gentlemen do not spy", which were pronounced to support his decision to block (as it turned out,...

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by Dulles
Sat Aug 02, 2003 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Full Service European Carriers So Good?
Replies: 14
Views: 4420

RE: Why Are Full Service European Carriers So Good?

A factor that should not be ignored is that European carriers have not suffered as much because of 9/11 and, in fact, in some way they relatively benefited from it, at the expense of their American counterparts. They have not experienced such a dramatic drop in domestic loads, and have got quite a f...

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 01, 2003 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does The IA Stand For In IAH And IAD?
Replies: 38
Views: 20828

RE: What Does The IA Stand For In IAH And IAD?

In its documents, IATA urges authorities to report codes that are not longer in use, so that they would be available for reassignment. Sounds pretty reasonable, given the shortage of the combinations that at least remotely resemble the name of the city or airport. (In my naivety, I thought that the ...

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 01, 2003 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does The IA Stand For In IAH And IAD?
Replies: 38
Views: 20828

RE: What Does The IA Stand For In IAH And IAD?

Apparently, IATA has tried to make codes mnemonic, although the mechanism of their creative process is not quite clear. First of all, a misbalance between the US and the rest of the world is clearly seen. In the US, a much larger part of cities/airports have got easier-to-memorize codes. Even such s...

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by Dulles
Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Subway Or Metro Train Service
Replies: 75
Views: 11943

RE: Airports With Subway Or Metro Train Service

Here is the latest on the DC's plans to get metrorail to IAD... some time:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5172-2003Jul30.html

Dulles

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by Dulles
Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Version Of SVO's Website.
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

RE: English Version Of SVO's Website.

>Any idea when the English site will be up again?

No idea. I live 10 flying hours away from SVO and have nothing to do with Aeroflot. Again, if you need some specific information, we can use the Russian site.

Dulles

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by Dulles
Thu Jul 31, 2003 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Version Of SVO's Website.
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

RE: English Version Of SVO's Website.

From what I see at the Russian site, the Arrival/Departure information is up-to-date (landings and takeoffs that occurred a few minutes ago have been listed). The general timetable is available in two forms: something like a reproduction of their seasonal booklet and a system based on a search engin...

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by Dulles
Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: English Version Of SVO's Website.
Replies: 6
Views: 2255

RE: English Version Of SVO's Website.

Apparently their English site is down now, the Russian one still works. If you need something specific right now, I can help. [email protected]

Dulles

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by Dulles
Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Standing Up To Terrorists (?)
Replies: 44
Views: 3715

RE: Passengers Standing Up To Terrorists (?)

I think that this discussion is not terribly important practically. From what we have seen so far, it is pretty obvious that the terrorists are not stupid at all, they are perfectly capable of evaluating the relative difficulty of various possible ways of attack and choosing the easiest one. I would...

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by Dulles
Mon Jul 28, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Has Flown Aboard Soviet-built Aircraft?
Replies: 45
Views: 6817

RE: Who Has Flown Aboard Soviet-built Aircraft?

I have flown most of the Russian-made planes, including <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym>-144 (<acronym title="Moscow - Domodedovo (DME / UUDD), Russia">DME</acronym>-ALA, winter 1977/78). As I have never flown Concorde (and, most probably, never will), I cannot compare. My flight was...

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by Dulles
Sun Jul 27, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin's Airports
Replies: 9
Views: 2197

RE: Berlin's Airports

Why is it that with the capital in Berlin for a few years now and all that huge construction/reconstruction in the city, there are still very few international, particularly transcontinental, flights to/from Berlin?

Dulles

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