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by sirloin
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point
Replies: 59
Views: 9083

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Spacepope wrote:
Let’s just hope it wasn’t exercising it’s right
*removes sunglasses *
To bear arms
YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH!
This was entirely too funny for all manner of reasons. The Horatio Cane delivery was excellent, haha.

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by sirloin
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2
Replies: 39
Views: 9302

Re: American outlines A321neo network for 2019 Q2

I'm a huge fan of IFE, especially on long-hauls. I don't mind not having it on some short-haul segments, but for anything more than a couple hours, it's a nice touch. When my wife and I have traveled on longer segments, it was nice to not have to bring a tablet with us.

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by sirloin
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."
Replies: 61
Views: 13888

Re: Doug Parker: "Our crowded planes are much more comfortable."

WN is different, if I wanted to be cattle I would live in a field and eat grass. This statement stands out to me. Things used to be like that before specific boarding positions were assigned, but I feel that this hasn't been true in years. I find WN's boarding to be vastly more orderly than any of ...

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by sirloin
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL-WAW route
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: ATL-WAW route

I know this doesn't add much to the discussion on the viability of a potential WAW route, but if I may interject a few things, I'd say that: - 2-3-2 on a 767 is excellent for long-haul with a bit of intimacy, even in Y, but with enough cabin space to not feel too cramped on a long-haul flight. - I d...

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by sirloin
Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs
Replies: 94
Views: 15606

Re: LHR - proposed night time ban, 7hrs

FYI, I live right under the approach path to MCO and unless it's one of those twice-a-year F/A-18s that ends up here, the noise is hardly anything that would interrupt sleep. I can hear the planes coming in low and really, with even a modest amount of sound insulation, it's not bad at all. Besides, ...

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by sirloin
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before
Replies: 24
Views: 7257

Re: American Airlines Just Upset Its Customers In a Way No Airline May Have Done Before

I personally thought the safety video was extremely enjoyable, and I thought the little touch at the end was very sweet. What's wrong with cheering and enjoying company pride? So what if I had just endured a lengthy delay and that popped up? If that cheering bothered me, it'd be me with the problem ...

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by sirloin
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?
Replies: 87
Views: 11855

Re: how many hours QF/VA aircraft parked at LAX not maintenance ?

no one here seems to have any idea. Saying aircraft need to sit at LAX all day everyday is just stupid. Sure they need maintenance but not that regularly. It seems that perhaps you people are giving you too much information and it's confusing you, so I'll make it simple: QANTAS AIRCRAFT FLY TO PLAC...

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by sirloin
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6617

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Not to be difficult, but the DC area needs to get with the times and IAD needs to get the brunt of the focus. I don't see the harm in switching a within-perimeter slot to one outside the perimeter as there's no capacity increase, but I also think that as other large, metropolitan areas around the wo...

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by sirloin
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes
Replies: 31
Views: 6612

Re: BA to offer less legroom than Ryanair on some planes

That's one reason why Air France was my first choice when my wife and I were in Europe for our honeymoon and had to fly FCO-CDG. It helped that they had a flight time that was right on the money, but it could just as easily have been Alitalia for a nonstop choice. I've not looked at SeatGuru in a bi...

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by sirloin
Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If airlines started to listen to A-netter?
Replies: 46
Views: 2866

Re: If airlines started to listen to A-netter?

- 777s would go 9-abreast universally (the same for 787s and 8-abreast seating), but IFE would completely disappear. - MIA would still not have service to Asia. - The ME3 would still operate the same way, but at least we'd be able to peek at the books and put all those debates to rest. ;) - Goodbye,...

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by sirloin
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Definition Of Baby Buses
Replies: 24
Views: 4303

Re: The Definition Of Baby Buses

The A318 is the Airbus Shuffle. ;)

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by sirloin
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.
Replies: 139
Views: 16238

Re: LH Pilot strike planned 23Nov.

I find posters worry about the company and shock against union quite interesting Lets look at how things stand. The pilots have not had a contract for 4 years now. Its to be expected the union must take ever stronger line against the company. They probably should have done so 3 years ago not allow ...

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by sirloin
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines to announce 12 NEW destinations in upcoming financial year
Replies: 35
Views: 12724

Re: Singapore Airlines to announce 12 NEW destinations in upcoming financial year

^That was a joke about how DTW always seems to have large populations of (insert random ethnicity here) in the eyes of some members that should result in new DTW service to and from those locations.

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by sirloin
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 21461

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

Thing is - adding seats only works if you fill them.This in turn suggests that BA have been flying full for some time,turning away potential pax - except that is not the case in actuality.So it must be route 2 -stealing traffic from someone else - who? - well we know that Norwegian. So the $64k que...

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by sirloin
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating
Replies: 116
Views: 21461

Re: BA returns to 10-abreast 777 seating, increases A320 seating

Is it possible that BA is expanding their LGW fleet to 25 777s? I know that's a substantial increase, and I don't think that OAK and FLL require a double-digit fleet of 777s to operate, but could we see a more aggressive expansion coming soon?

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by sirloin
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?
Replies: 73
Views: 11510

Re: London Mayor Strongly Backs A New Runway -- At LGW ?!?

To the point about having to have airports so close to the city centers, how does one explain places like ICN that are a good ways outside? I would contend that the best option may be to just build something a little ways out and then have exceptional transportation options (like high-speed rail) in...

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by sirloin
Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaii & the 73G, 737-900 vs 737-800
Replies: 31
Views: 7457

Re: Hawaii & the 73G, 737-900 vs 737-800

One thing to remember with those heavy jets is that they're designed to go much farther than Hawaii to the mainland US. The 737s are flying much closer to the upper end of their range than the widebodies. All the power of the widebodies coupled with the fact that they're flying with much lighter fue...

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by sirloin
Sun Oct 02, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iraqi transport minister claims first airport was built 7,000 years ago in Iraq by ancient Sumerians
Replies: 36
Views: 6096

Re: Iraqi transport minister claims first airport was built 7,000 years ago in Iraq by ancient Sumerians

I read about those spaceships. The earliest versions sat 9-across, but eventually, they switched to 10-across due to the better revenue potential. I heard that it was pretty much miserable on any flights farther than Saturn.

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by sirloin
Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?
Replies: 14
Views: 2565

Re: Why didn't VS succeed in Canada?

BA has a monster hub in LHR with both short-haul and long-haul feed on both ends. All VS has at LHR outside of its North American routes are a few long-haul routes elsewhere in the world, some of which have non-stop service to Canada anyway.

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by sirloin
Fri May 13, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?
Replies: 66
Views: 11029

RE: Why Is Frequency Great When All Are 2 Hours Late?

To the OP: there's an easy solution: book a seat on the flight scheduled to leave 2 hours before you want to leave. Problem solved.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/> In all seriousness, I agree with you, but as...

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by sirloin
Sun May 08, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ivy League Economist Profiled On AA3950
Replies: 49
Views: 10259

RE: Ivy League Economist Profiled On AA3950

^"it's," not "its."  

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by sirloin
Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concourse C In CVG To Be Torn Down In Aug
Replies: 50
Views: 12484

RE: Concourse C In CVG To Be Torn Down In Aug

Be that as it may, it's not like the only people who use the airport are downtown. In some cases, the airports aren't even close to downtown. To use <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> as an example (I have a cousin who live...

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by sirloin
Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch Ministry Approves 2nd EK A380 Daily To AMS
Replies: 49
Views: 10462

RE: Dutch Ministry Approves 2nd EK A380 Daily To AMS

I'm not saying the wages be identical, but I seem to recall plenty of documentation that, for example, flight crews for the ME3 have far more grueling schedules than their US or EU counterparts. Also, as I mentioned earlier, the airline industry seems to suffer a bit more from a price-above-all-else...

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by sirloin
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch Ministry Approves 2nd EK A380 Daily To AMS
Replies: 49
Views: 10462

RE: Dutch Ministry Approves 2nd EK A380 Daily To AMS

I'm not disputing that a lack of quality is hurting things further, but at the end of the day, price will still trump quality for a sizeable portion of the traveling public, and there's nothing they can do about that. Consider the desire of a lot of these airlines to set up LCC/leisure-oriented subs...

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by sirloin
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch Ministry Approves 2nd EK A380 Daily To AMS
Replies: 49
Views: 10462

RE: Dutch Ministry Approves 2nd EK A380 Daily To AMS

Not to be difficult, but I think the complaints from these European carriers are quite well-founded. A lot of the arguments for the ME3 state that the EU airlines need to step up their game and stop complaining, but what those people fail to realize is that even if the airlines do that, they aren't ...

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by sirloin
Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Pilots To Strike On Tue 8 Sept.
Replies: 149
Views: 16915

RE: LH Pilots To Strike On Tue 8 Sept.

I wholeheartedly agree that labor needs to be cared for and I'm not a fan of carriers setting up lower-cost, lower-quality subsidiaries with lower pay and benefits, but the fact of the matter is that it is a tragic necessity in this industry. It's easy to blame management, but management isn't neces...

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by sirloin
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Street: IAD Needs A New Airline...
Replies: 69
Views: 11187

RE: The Street: IAD Needs A New Airline...

It'll be years before it happens, but <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> and <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> can only grow so much before they start having cap...

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by sirloin
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Next Big Innovation For Airlines
Replies: 75
Views: 13537

RE: Next Big Innovation For Airlines

Sometimes I wonder if the great big technological advancements are the ones that prevent us from ever having to travel at all. With the advances in telecommunications and such, I think the focus needs to be on developing technologies that greatly cut down on the operating costs of aircraft. I think ...

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by sirloin
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Growth Potential At BOS
Replies: 49
Views: 6299

RE: WN Growth Potential At BOS

WN may not be what it used to be in <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>, but it at least maintains a respectable level of service for a secondary carrier out of the airport, and with <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> being...

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by sirloin
Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO Associates UAE Carriers With 9-11 Part 2
Replies: 124
Views: 7399

RE: Delta CEO Associates UAE Carriers With 9-11 Part 2

Folks, the problem is the American consumer and his/her borderline obsession with low fares and high frequency. For whatever reason, people in this country are so adamant about saving a buck or two and having 20 flights a day on a route that they don't care that they're in tiny RJs with seat pitch t...

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by sirloin
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Surpasses IAD In Total Passengers - Dec 2014
Replies: 94
Views: 9681

RE: DCA Surpasses IAD In Total Passengers - Dec 2014

Part of the issue is that <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> can't keep growing, but air travel almost assuredly will. Convenient or not, <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> is goin...

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by sirloin
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers In Talks About Open Skies With ME3
Replies: 175
Views: 18998

RE: US Carriers In Talks About Open Skies With ME3

Every time I read one of these threads, the folks who disagree with the actions of the EU, and now US, carriers who complain have 2 common arguments: 1) It's a free market. Let all the carriers have at it. 2) The complaining carrier(s) should up their product offering. Perhaps that's what is holding...

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by sirloin
Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A380 To Washington 25th December
Replies: 5
Views: 8216

RE: BA A380 To Washington 25th December

If I'm not mistaken, BA has actually been running an A380 on this route since October. I still need to get down there to catch it.

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by sirloin
Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Launch 3 Weekly Toronto-Dubai
Replies: 82
Views: 15104

RE: Air Canada To Launch 3 Weekly Toronto-Dubai

At the risk of being devil's advocate, there's a lot of comments about onward connections on the <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> end benefitting <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, but isn't the same true for <acronym...

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by sirloin
Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces Costa Rica
Replies: 87
Views: 15275

RE: Southwest Announces Costa Rica

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mercure1" class="quote" target="_blank">mercure1</a> (<a href="#51" class="quote">Reply 51</a>):<br/><i>Anyhow, look at <acronym title="American...

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by sirloin
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Proposes New DAL Flights
Replies: 275
Views: 19590

RE: WN Proposes New DAL Flights

One thing to keep in mind is that were <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> to move to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>, the airport would obviously expand. The whole point of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - Internat...

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by sirloin
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Put Livery To Employee Vote
Replies: 338
Views: 49543

RE: AA To Put Livery To Employee Vote

Personally, I think it would have been cool to take the current livery but carry the stripes all the way along the upper half of the fuselage. THAT would have seriously stood out.

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by sirloin
Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Close JAN, BKG & EYW
Replies: 142
Views: 17991

RE: WN To Close JAN, BKG & EYW

I don't follow some of this logic at all. Why is it somehow <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>'s responsibility and no one else's to keep fares low? One could argue that <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, or <...

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by sirloin
Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 14221

AA A319 Inaugural On Sept 16, 2013

Wait, I saw one in CLE a week ago. Were those just test flights?

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by sirloin
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "13 Million Seats...Gone!"
Replies: 58
Views: 22669

RE: "13 Million Seats...Gone!"

The point I was trying to make was that the government has two choices: 1) deny American and US the same opportunity granted to <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, <acronym...

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by sirloin
Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "13 Million Seats...Gone!"
Replies: 58
Views: 22669

RE: "13 Million Seats...Gone!"

How can the government in good conscience say no to this one when they said yes to the others? Once the door is opened, you pretty much have to allow it to play out. If the government is this concerned about it, they never should have let Delta and Northwest join up and start this whole issue. Perso...

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by sirloin
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Branson: UA Acting Anti-competitively Against VX
Replies: 93
Views: 13451

RE: Branson: UA Acting Anti-competitively Against VX

I can see both sides of the issue. On the one hand, I have no issue with competitors dumping capacity if they have it available to protect their turf. I do, however, agree that using Chapter 11 as a get-out-of-jail-free card, thereby putting everyone who has avoided it at a massive disadvantage, oug...

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by sirloin
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Qantas Old And New: 747 SYD-NRT Rtn
Replies: 24
Views: 33859

RE: Qantas Old And New: 747 SYD-NRT Rtn

I very much enjoyed reading this trip report, partly due to a long-held desire to fly on <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>. That desire is hopefully going to be fulfilled starting this weekend, and wanting to avoid starting a new thread on the subject, does anyone know if the 747 oper...

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by sirloin
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3
Replies: 256
Views: 27321

RE: Official: New AA Livery - Jan/17 - Part 3

If somebody with Photoshop skills has the time, I'd be curious to see what it would look like if the tail design was extended the length of the fuselage. That should give a pretty cool thick red cheat line.

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by sirloin
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747SP - Will We Have It Again?
Replies: 60
Views: 19493

RE: Boeing 747SP - Will We Have It Again?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>Chief project engineer Bruce Dickinson noted...

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by sirloin
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAD - International Arrivals Capacity?
Replies: 10
Views: 2762

RE: IAD - International Arrivals Capacity?

Weird. I flew <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> back from <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> this summer on the first of their two flights and once I made it to the main hall, I was through in no time. There was a bit of a bot...

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by sirloin
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Ups The Baggage War: $100 For 2nd Bag Intl
Replies: 67
Views: 12427

RE: United Ups The Baggage War: $100 For 2nd Bag Intl

My question to all of those who say that they don't feel they should be subsidizing those of us who check bags would be the following: assuming it is really you who is subsidizing free bags, you did it for decades without complaint, so why is it a problem now? None of you would have said anything if...

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by sirloin
Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qantas Board Should Be Sacked
Replies: 123
Views: 12904

Why Qantas Board Should Be Sacked

Just one question regarding the whole <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym>, <acronym title="Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)">EY</acronym>, and <acronym title="Qatar Airways">QR</acronym> causing problems on the Kangaroo Route bit, and I'm open to the fact that I may be...

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by sirloin
Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CPH-LHR On SK, LHR-SYD On VS
Replies: 11
Views: 4739

RE: CPH-LHR On SK, LHR-SYD On VS

Ah, OK. I hadn't considered the travel agent possibility. However, it does seem that the original post is worded in a way that makes me think they're purchased directly by the poster.

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by sirloin
Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CPH-LHR On SK, LHR-SYD On VS
Replies: 11
Views: 4739

RE: CPH-LHR On SK, LHR-SYD On VS

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mortenbaek" class="quote" target="_blank">mortenbaek</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Out of pure interest - could you elabo...

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