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by airways6max
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Responds To US Airways!
Replies: 140
Views: 30073

RE: Delta Responds To US Airways!

I don't think that it would have worked. US Airways and Delta's route maps overlap far too much. In addition, their fleets are not compatible. All that US might have gotten out of the deal was the hubs in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KA...

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by airways6max
Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Color Scheme For American Airlines
Replies: 41
Views: 18241

New Color Scheme For American Airlines

I saw a thread on color-schemes for American Airlines. I think that it's time for American to come up with a new color scheme. Here's my idea. <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536882090&filen...

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by airways6max
Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revised AA Livery?
Replies: 16
Views: 4305

RE: Revised AA Livery?

The current <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> livery has been around for 36 years. It is attractive, but dated, especially next to other airlines. I think that a new livery, or a revision, is way overdue. I don't see how it's possible to revise the current livery and make it look...

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by airways6max
Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spoiled Brats
Replies: 123
Views: 13991

RE: Spoiled Brats

Give the brat a spanking.

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by airways6max
Fri Aug 19, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BA More Profitable Then AF, LH, KL?
Replies: 40
Views: 7085

RE: Why Is BA More Profitable Then AF, LH, KL?

Britain had Margaret Thatcher for Prime Minister for eleven years and France and Germany did not. Margaret Thatcher took Britain from being one of the poorest countries in Europe to being the fourth richest country in the world. Also, she privatized British Airways.

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by airways6max
Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC Notifies Boeing Of 787/777 Order Cancellation
Replies: 267
Views: 30915

RE: AC Notifies Boeing Of 787/777 Order Cancellation

If the unions still have this much pull in the airline, AC's future is still in doubt.

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by airways6max
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental In JFK:How Weird!
Replies: 55
Views: 10679

RE: Continental In JFK:How Weird!

Continental has a hub in Newark, but it does have flights out of JFK.

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by airways6max
Sat May 21, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New US Airways Colors?
Replies: 74
Views: 13148

RE: New US Airways Colors?

US current livery is only eight years old, which isn't long to have a color scheme. The smartest thing would be to repaint <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> of <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym>'s aircraft into...

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by airways6max
Sat May 21, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP & US Air New Route MAP Combined ~
Replies: 43
Views: 15855

RE: HP & US Air New Route MAP Combined ~

It is clear that this will mean that US is now a bi-coastal airline, with a lot of emphasis on both the east and west coasts. I think that they still need to provide more service throughout middle America.

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by airways6max
Wed May 18, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rude Inflight Experiences
Replies: 100
Views: 10631

RE: Rude Inflight Experiences

I sat next to a passenger who was a real grump on a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> flight to Atlanta. I had taken my seat, people were still finding theirs and he turned to me and said "Sure are a lot of people who don't know how to count from one to thirty-six." I said that the...

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by airways6max
Tue May 17, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Second Airport For Atlanta?
Replies: 45
Views: 6416

RE: A Second Airport For Atlanta?

I think that Atlanta/Middle Georgia could use another airport, to take some of the stress of <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>. I think that Macon (MCN) could be enlarged into a bigger airport. In another ...

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by airways6max
Mon May 16, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TED And Song - Didn't Really Help The 2 Majors
Replies: 49
Views: 4396

RE: TED And Song - Didn't Really Help The 2 Majors

I'm not surprised. Continental Lite and MetroJet didn't help their airlines. When will the majors realize that creating low-cost subsidiaries just don't work? I think that one reason Delta and United are both in trouble financially is the costs of starting up and operating these low-cost subsidiaries.

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by airways6max
Mon May 16, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA To Punish Pilot Who Violated Capital Airspace
Replies: 64
Views: 6530

RE: FAA To Punish Pilot Who Violated Capital Airspace

He should have his license revoked. From all the accounts and his failure to take basic precautions before taking off, he has no business flying an aircraft. I think that the military should adopt a policy of giving unidentified aircraft, or aircraft that stray into no-fly zones one warning and one ...

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by airways6max
Mon May 16, 2005 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus In Crisis
Replies: 39
Views: 11081

RE: Airbus In Crisis

To quote Mark Twain, reports of Airbus's demise are greatly exaggerated. Boeing has had a few good weeks and picked up some orders, but Airbus is still outselling Boeing in terms of sales and they've got a strong product lineup that is popular with airlines. These are simply boardroom disputes. I ex...

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by airways6max
Mon May 09, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental And The A340
Replies: 55
Views: 15553

RE: Continental And The A340

Continental did order the A340 at one point but cancelled their order when they hit financial troubles in the early 1990s. Since then, they have operated the Boeing 777. The 777 was more compatible with their existing fleet and it has met <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s lo...

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by airways6max
Fri May 06, 2005 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Leaning Towards 787
Replies: 97
Views: 8954

RE: LOT Leaning Towards 787

The 787 would be good for LOT's transatlantic routes. Just the plane for the Warsaw-New York run.

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by airways6max
Fri May 06, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likelihood Of BA A380's
Replies: 63
Views: 9988

RE: Likelihood Of BA A380's

I think <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> will eventually operate a small fleet of the A380. The A380 would do well on a small, but important number of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s routes, such as London-Tokyo or London-Hong Kong. I also expect <acronym title="British ...

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by airways6max
Wed May 04, 2005 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787: Point-to-point Or Point-to-hub
Replies: 33
Views: 6617

RE: 787: Point-to-point Or Point-to-hub

With the 787's range, I expect it will fly more point-to-point routes. That was part of its pitch.

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by airways6max
Wed May 04, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Untill Boeing Close The 767?
Replies: 26
Views: 4677

RE: How Long Untill Boeing Close The 767?

The 787 is seen as the successor to the 767. I expect production of the 767 to stop around 2010.

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by airways6max
Wed May 04, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why So Few Carriers To Australia?
Replies: 59
Views: 7169

RE: Why So Few Carriers To Australia?

Australia is just not a very big market, plus its on the other side of the world so most airlines just can't make a financial case for flying it.

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by airways6max
Wed May 04, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Design For The Boeing 787.
Replies: 46
Views: 14674

RE: The New Design For The Boeing 787.

I don't think it looks as good as it did when it had the shark tail, but obviously engineering ruled and ultimately, that's more important than aesthetics. Even so, I don't see how the beaver tail creates less wind resistance than the shark tail. But then I'm not an engineer.

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by airways6max
Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ: US/HP In "Advanced" Merger Discussions
Replies: 221
Views: 14530

RE: WSJ: US/HP In "Advanced" Merger Discussions

US should have done something like this a long time ago. If they had, they would not be in the mess they're now in.

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by airways6max
Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Liquidation By June?
Replies: 72
Views: 11642

RE: USAirways Liquidation By June?

There have been predictions that US would liquidate in December, then February and so on. Yet they're still flying. Only God knows when the end will come for US.

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by airways6max
Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Rolling Tests
Replies: 146
Views: 16458

RE: A380 Rolling Tests

Knew it would never get off the ground.

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by airways6max
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US And UA Survive?
Replies: 111
Views: 6671

RE: Should US And UA Survive?

Only the market can really answer that question.

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by airways6max
Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If The A-380 Fails?
Replies: 123
Views: 14928

RE: What If The A-380 Fails?

Since Airbus's other aircraft types are selling so well, I don't think that if the A380 were to be a failure, that it would spell the end of Airbus.

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by airways6max
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 800 Crash: Real Cause?
Replies: 72
Views: 11811

RE: TWA 800 Crash: Real Cause?

I don't believe it was a missile. A thorough investigation showed that the cause of the explosion and crash was that a frayed wire sparked and ignited a fuel tank. Given how poor TWA's maintenance was in its last years, I'll buy the ignited-tank theory before the missile theory. The missile theory i...

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by airways6max
Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diabetic Kicked Off BA Flight
Replies: 42
Views: 8003

RE: Diabetic Kicked Off BA Flight

Unfortunately, you can't be too careful these days. Anything sharp can be used as a weapon and there's no way to be sure this person was telling the truth or using diabetes as an excuse to hijack the plane.

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by airways6max
Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Do This Now, After 9/11?
Replies: 27
Views: 8165

RE: Would You Do This Now, After 9/11?

These days, the mother would probably go to jail for getting agitated. So would everyone else. This would certainly NOT happen after 9/11.

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by airways6max
Mon Mar 14, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Livery?
Replies: 53
Views: 8168

RE: AA Livery?

AA's current livery has in use since 1969. I quite agree Matt 27, time for a new color-scheme.

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by airways6max
Sat Mar 05, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO: New Ads Put Down DL/AA
Replies: 37
Views: 6009

RE: CO: New Ads Put Down DL/AA

It's not a put down if it's the truth.

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by airways6max
Mon Feb 28, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pics - Transavia New!
Replies: 18
Views: 6053

RE: First Pics - Transavia New!

I imagine there will be some kind of logo that will go on the tail. Otherwise, I'd expect it to stay this white.

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by airways6max
Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Replacement For The 777.
Replies: 44
Views: 13374

RE: Boeing Replacement For The 777.

I imagine that the 777 will have another 10 years of production. However, I would imagine that the 787 will render the Triple-7 obsolete. I would suggest that when it comes time to replace the 777, using a larger version of the 787 fuselage to replace the 772. To replace the 773 and 747, I would use...

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by airways6max
Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Air New Zealand Ordered The A380?
Replies: 50
Views: 15655

RE: Has Air New Zealand Ordered The A380?

The A380 is awfully large for NZ's needs.

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by airways6max
Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 A Silly Idea?
Replies: 52
Views: 6860

RE: A350 A Silly Idea?

I think that the A350 in its current form is an also-ran aircraft.

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by airways6max
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Airbus So Popular In The Middle East?
Replies: 45
Views: 13336

RE: Why Is Airbus So Popular In The Middle East?

This is an easy one. 'Cause Airbus is not American. They HATE anything American in the Middle East.

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by airways6max
Fri Jan 28, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Advanced Review By Boeing Today!
Replies: 151
Views: 20020

RE: 747 Advanced Review By Boeing Today!

I would hate to see the end of the 747 line, but the design is nearly forty years old. The 747 has had a good run and been a huge success, but all good things come to an end. Maybe Boeing should consider a 7E7 deritative that keeps the basic 747 fuselage--with the hump, but adds 7E7 wings, engines a...

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by airways6max
Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Subdue Man On Southwest Flight
Replies: 67
Views: 8572

RE: Passengers Subdue Man On Southwest Flight

Lucky this didn't turn into another 9/11. He should be imprisoned. I'm surprised he's even getting a court appearance as he violated the Patriot Act, which would allow the authorities to imprison him without trial.

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by airways6max
Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feds Extends US Airways' Financing
Replies: 46
Views: 5384

RE: Feds Extends US Airways' Financing

It looks as though US got a stay of execution. This is their very last opportunity to make it.

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by airways6max
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can PHL Handle An A380?
Replies: 20
Views: 3509

RE: Can PHL Handle An A380?

Even if they can, I don't expect the A380 to be a frequent visitor at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>. That city is not large enough to support many 747s; the number of 747s that come into <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL ...

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by airways6max
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 737 Damaged
Replies: 62
Views: 14979

RE: Continental 737 Damaged

There's no excuse for this kind of carelessness. The snowplow should have been driving more carefully.

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by airways6max
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Engines In The Avro RJ- Question?
Replies: 44
Views: 7748

RE: 4 Engines In The Avro RJ- Question?

I think that putting four engines on the Avro <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> was a mistake as it made the type expensive to operate and uneconomical. Probably one reason why it didn't sell very well. The Avro <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> was designed back in the 1970s...

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by airways6max
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA & PHL If US Airways Collapses?
Replies: 63
Views: 6832

RE: AA & PHL If US Airways Collapses?

If US collapses, I imagine that JetBlue and Southwest will get its assets in PHL. Maybe some expansion for AA but I doubt it.

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by airways6max
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Shuttle Or Shuttle By United?
Replies: 16
Views: 3773

RE: United Shuttle Or Shuttle By United?

'Shuttle' is not exactly a good word to use as a name. It would be like calling an airline 'Airline'. 'Shuttle' is an adjective, not a name.

P.S.--I like that white scheme.

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by airways6max
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A380 Service To Orlando (MCO)
Replies: 29
Views: 14056

RE: Virgin A380 Service To Orlando (MCO)

I don't think that there is enough demand for Virgin to justify using an A380 into <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>, nor has the airport been upgraded for the A380. <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acron...

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by airways6max
Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Orders 10 7E7 S
Replies: 184
Views: 16760

RE: CO Orders 10 7E7 S

That's great. I'm not surprised. Continental is one of the major U.S. carriers that is in better shape financially; they can probably better afford the 7E7 than say, United or Delta. They've always tried to have the most modern fleet of any airline in the U.S. and the 7E7 will fit in nicely with the...

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by airways6max
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airbus Caught In A Downdraft?
Replies: 130
Views: 14389

RE: Is Airbus Caught In A Downdraft?

Airbus is flying sky-high so I don't believe they have any problems now.

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by airways6max
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways
Replies: 73
Views: 7644

RE: US Airways

This is more evidence that US is a dying carrier. This will only make things worse and US has been saying that it may fold by February.

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by airways6max
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Order 50 7E7
Replies: 121
Views: 17155

RE: JAL Order 50 7E7

This is certainly great news for Boeing and the 7E7. I'm sure JAL will put the 7E7 to good use on its extensive domestic and global network.

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by airways6max
Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Firing Of ATC's In 1981
Replies: 5
Views: 2956

RE: Firing Of ATC's In 1981

The air-traffic controllers went out on strike, which is illegal for federal employees. So Reagan fired them. They had 48 hours to return to work. If they did not, they lost their jobs. The ATCs in 1981 may have had legitimate grievances, but going out on strike, leaving the control towers unmanned ...

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