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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do US Carriers Charge For Food?
Replies: 36
Views: 4770

RE: Why Do US Carriers Charge For Food?

The point isn't necessarily WHAT you get, but the fact that you get SOMETHING. RyanAir was taking a lot of critic for not serving food. Everybody complains about how terrible airplane food is, but still, we want it. It is just one thing that have always separated bus, train and planes,you get fed at...

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat In The US
Replies: 21
Views: 3110

RE: Jumpseat In The US

EMBQA, when was this supposed ruling in Europe effective? The European counterpart of the FAA is the JAA, not CAA, that is the UK. And drop the exclamation marks, one is plenty  Smile

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat In The US
Replies: 21
Views: 3110

RE: Jumpseat In The US

Danny, been there, done that. Not interested in that. Guess I have to get my quota when I'm in Europe  Smile

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of Ted's Livery?
Replies: 34
Views: 5791

RE: What Do You Think Of Ted's Livery?

"I think they start flying February 4...I doubt they are going to reveal the actual colour scheme on an actual plane on November 18..November 18 is when the company is going to officially announced TED (I think)..." Well, here it is: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica,...

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat In The US
Replies: 21
Views: 3110

Jumpseat In The US

Anybody know what the policies regarding flying jumpseat on US carriers are? I work as a Ramp Agent for Mesaba. Can I possibly fly jump on <acronym title="Mesaba Airlines (USA)">XJ</acronym> flights? I know in Europe, regionals (like <acronym title="Wideroe (Norway)">WF</acronym> and KLM Cityhopper)...

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAN Chile Non-rev / Jumpseating
Replies: 2
Views: 3604

RE: LAN Chile Non-rev / Jumpseating

I got to ride jump in a KLM Cityhopper F70 from halfway between TRF and <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>, until we parked at the remote parking, and I had to wait for all the pax to get off first. And I wasn't even flying personnel. I was a casually dress...

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Error Caused Wellstone Plane Crash
Replies: 2
Views: 3894

RE: Pilot Error Caused Wellstone Plane Crash

Not to mention that it happened in a good old fashioned northern Minnesota blizzard with weather well below minimums.

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birds Are Not The Only Animals Around The Airports
Replies: 25
Views: 4970

RE: Birds Are Not The Only Animals Around The Airports

My dad told me that one time flying into NBO, the plane was told to hold because of giraffes on the runway  Smile

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birds Are Not The Only Animals Around The Airports
Replies: 25
Views: 4970

RE: Birds Are Not The Only Animals Around The Airports

Not to forget the dog that took off from me loading another <acronym title="Wideroe (Norway)">WF</acronym> DHC-8. I had the cage by the airstair, and the owner brought the dog to us. Well, the dog didn't wanna get in the cage, slipped out of its collar and took off. Luckily it ran up the stairs and ...

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Birds Are Not The Only Animals Around The Airports
Replies: 25
Views: 4970

RE: Birds Are Not The Only Animals Around The Airports

A WF DHC-8 hit a deer during landing at TRF a few years back. Was hit with the nose gear and died. No significant damage to the plane however.

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glass/transparent Jetways
Replies: 17
Views: 2610

RE: Glass/transparent Jetways

Walking through a US jetway must be terrible for claustrophobic people (I guess they wouldn't fly in the first place, but still...)

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do US Carriers Charge For Food?
Replies: 36
Views: 4770

RE: Why Do US Carriers Charge For Food?

In Europe (only place I've flown except the US), you always get food on even short routes. On <acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym>-<acronym title="Stavanger - Sola (SVG / ENZV), Norway">SVG</acronym> with <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)"...

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny "wn" Code Question...
Replies: 10
Views: 3193

RE: Funny "wn" Code Question...

And XJ kinda resembles Mesaba  Big grin

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by KaiGywer
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glass/transparent Jetways
Replies: 17
Views: 2610

RE: Glass/transparent Jetways

OSL has two story glass jetways in the international terminal. That way arriving and departing passengers never see eachother (Schengen rules). Pretty nice. You can kinda see it in this picture. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/047985/L/"...

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by KaiGywer
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Lifetime Flights
Replies: 33
Views: 5634

RE: Your Lifetime Flights

This was cool. Too bad I've flown north of the Arctic Circle, cause it kinda messed up the map. Intra Europe and Trans Atlantic <img src=http://gc.kls2.com/cgi-bin/gcmap?path=osl-svg,osl-krs,bgo-osl,trf-svg,svg-ams,trf-ams,osl-arn,osl-cph,osl-fra,osl-lhr,osl-pmi,osl-ace,osl-aga,osl-alf,tos-alf,tos-b...

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by KaiGywer
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Liveries You Hated At First And Now Really Like
Replies: 17
Views: 4522

RE: Liveries You Hated At First And Now Really Like

I really like the new NWA livery, but I still think they should have kept the N in their tail logo. Anybody agree?

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by KaiGywer
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Previously On An Aircraft Before Crash
Replies: 53
Views: 11551

RE: Passengers Previously On An Aircraft Before Crash

It didn't crash, but had a midair with hundreds of sea gulls. Was a Braathens 737 from TOS-<acronym title="Bergen - Flesland (BGO / ENBR), Norway">BGO</acronym>-<acronym title="Stavanger - Sola (SVG / ENZV), Norway">SVG</acronym>. I got off in <acronym title="Bergen - Flesland (BGO / ENBR), Norway">...

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by KaiGywer
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Have You Watched On DWings Lately?
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

RE: What Have You Watched On DWings Lately?

Are the Airport episodes new or reruns of the 3-4 year old show? I remember watching Airport at Norwegian TV, but if DWings actually show new episodes, I am calling my cable company tomorrow.

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by KaiGywer
Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WHO Cares About First Class
Replies: 112
Views: 8781

RE: WHO Cares About First Class

I have never flown anything but Economy. I once got a <acronym title="Alpine Aviation (USA)">5A</acronym> set on a KLM 737-300, which happened to be a Biz seat, but still in economy class (right behind the curtain). The seat was nice  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Howe...

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by KaiGywer
Sat Nov 15, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Sat Next To Anyone Famous?
Replies: 83
Views: 11431

RE: Ever Sat Next To Anyone Famous?

I was on a DC9 flight from ALF-<acronym title="Oslo - Gardermoen (OSL / ENGM), Norway">OSL</acronym> once, when the King of Norway was onboard. I didn't even know he was onboard until the first announcement on the PA sounded something like: "Your Majesty, Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome onboard this S...

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by KaiGywer
Sat Nov 15, 2003 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Proper" Dress For 1st And Biz
Replies: 57
Views: 7037

RE: "Proper" Dress For 1st And Biz

I wear whatever fits the weather of my arrival airport. (sometimes this causes problems). I remember once flying out of <acronym title="El Paso - International (ELP / KELP), USA - Texas">ELP</acronym> with 80+ degrees and sun, and then barely getting into <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - Int...

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by KaiGywer
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Pilots Drink And Fly.. Again!
Replies: 61
Views: 11809

RE: BA Pilots Drink And Fly.. Again!

Don't ask my why, I didn't make the map  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> But I agree, Denmark is less connected than Finland. My guess is the commonality in language, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish are very much the same, and all three can be understood by people from ...

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by KaiGywer
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Pilots Drink And Fly.. Again!
Replies: 61
Views: 11809

RE: BA Pilots Drink And Fly.. Again!

JGPH1A, I know perfectly well where Finland is, being from Norway. The Scandinavian countries are Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. Finland and Iceland, however, are part of the Nordic countries.

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by KaiGywer
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Pilots Drink And Fly.. Again!
Replies: 61
Views: 11809

RE: BA Pilots Drink And Fly.. Again!

I don't think the Scandinavian countries (or any other country for that matter) is trying to catch <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> pilots and <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> pilots only. Reported in the national news of Norway, the person calling the police was the <acron...

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by KaiGywer
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Pilots Drink And Fly.. Again!
Replies: 61
Views: 11809

RE: BA Pilots Drink And Fly.. Again!

Starflyer

Finland is not part of Scandinavia  Big grin

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by KaiGywer
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Name Of An Airline?
Replies: 165
Views: 26309

RE: Worst Name Of An Airline?

BAJMowiec Braathens (SAFE) was named after the Norwegian founder, Ludvig Braathen, when the airline was founded in 1946. Ludvig Braathen was in shipping, and had a vision of "putting wings on the ships". Like mentioned by Worldperks, SAFE is an acronym for South American-Far East, which is where the...

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by KaiGywer
Sat Nov 15, 2003 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best FFB Credit Card
Replies: 22
Views: 2638

RE: Best FFB Credit Card

I guess it all comes down to what FF program you have the most miles with at the moment, and who flies to your destination. Personally, I have the NWA WorldPerks Check Card, which gives me 1 mile per $2 spent. The NWA Credit Card will give 1 for 1.

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by KaiGywer
Sun Nov 02, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old 737 Incident Inquiry
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

RE: Old 737 Incident Inquiry

Check this link out for pics and the full story of the Aloha 737 which went convertible midair  Big grin

http://www.aloha.net/~icarus/

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by KaiGywer
Sun Oct 26, 2003 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird DC-10 Route From The Past
Replies: 51
Views: 8105

RE: Weird DC-10 Route From The Past

Talking about Widebodies on short routes, how about Delta flying B777 on <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>  <img src="/discussions...

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by KaiGywer
Sun Oct 26, 2003 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM's MD-11's Will Stay Till 2012
Replies: 47
Views: 11952

RE: KLM's MD-11's Will Stay Till 2012

Talking about where you can find the <acronym title="KLM Royal Dutch Airlines">KL</acronym> MD11s. I flew one from <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> to <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> in Aug 2...

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by KaiGywer
Sun Oct 26, 2003 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Regional Turboprop
Replies: 46
Views: 6948

RE: Favorite Regional Turboprop

The Dash 8s. I have worked on several planes, and no plane is easier to load than the Dash 8 100/300. 400 gets to be a little tall in the back, but a nice bird to fly. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/419735/L/" target="_blank">View Large...

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