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by ORDagent
Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Update
Replies: 66
Views: 11458

RE: AA Fleet Update

Ok, Another concern I have is that in the Caribbean market the runways are shorter. I don't think the 777 has the same performance and needs a longer runway. This may be a problem with putting them in that part of the world. They would need about 25 777's to replace the entire fleet. I don't see the...

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by ORDagent
Sat Feb 14, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777 New Colors Photos
Replies: 89
Views: 14513

RE: UA 777 New Colors Photos

I am very neutral when it comes to UAL. I am a Chicago based travel agent. Needless to say <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> are each others necks for market share. The biggest cost involved is the creation of the livery. I ...

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by ORDagent
Sat Jan 10, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First And Probably Last L-1011 Flight, MCO-YYZ
Replies: 13
Views: 6630

RE: My First And Probably Last L-1011 Flight, MCO-YYZ

It indeed is sad to see that L-1011 fly away forever. It is a spetacular aircfraft from the outside. I will never forget when I was on the ramp waiting for a crew van when I was working for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD /...

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by ORDagent
Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Average Charter Flight
Replies: 21
Views: 3058

RE: The Average Charter Flight

The only times I have had aplause on a flight was twice. <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym> during the 70's had it regularly. The other times I heard it was on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> when a pilot "greased" the landing. You couldn't tell the plane was on the groun...

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by ORDagent
Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 328Jet Why Did It Fail?
Replies: 26
Views: 5855

RE: 328Jet Why Did It Fail?

Thanks for the input folks. This takeover by another company scares me. Does anybody remeber adamaircraft?

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by ORDagent
Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Ever Been On A Flight With A Near-miss
Replies: 7
Views: 5134

RE: Anyone Ever Been On A Flight With A Near-miss

I'm not sure if this was a near miss or not but it did startle me! I was in C class on <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Ill...

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by ORDagent
Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Not Selling Well BOS-DEN
Replies: 45
Views: 4638

RE: JetBlue Not Selling Well BOS-DEN

The loads may still be low as awareness by the public may not yet be out there. It always seams that B6 is always routing the flights at odd times until demand warrants more frequencies.

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by ORDagent
Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 328Jet Why Did It Fail?
Replies: 26
Views: 5855

328Jet Why Did It Fail?

I love the looks of the 328J! It was really unusual and had a load that the other RJ's could not match at that time. Why did the A/C die on the vine as well as Dornier?

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by ORDagent
Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 Effect
Replies: 168
Views: 22629

The A380 Effect

I have to agree with UAL727222! Even here in <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> during peak times there are row after row of 747-400 <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> waiting on the ramp for intl departures. The biggest factor in the fav...

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by ORDagent
Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-11 Retirement
Replies: 13
Views: 5258

RE: Delta MD-11 Retirement

When I worked for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> they were rolling out the MD11. We called it the Scud. It was just like the missile. It took off when it felt like it. Landed at places where it wasn't supposed to and only really worked about half the time. As an agent we were ...

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by ORDagent
Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luxair Ever Flown Outside Of Europe?
Replies: 11
Views: 3465

RE: Luxair Ever Flown Outside Of Europe?

The only reason <acronym title="Crossair (Switzerland)">LX</acronym> flew to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> was that <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym> pulled out of <acronym title="Luxembourg (- Findel) (LUX / EL<acronym title="Cro...

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by ORDagent
Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA World Tails: History And Facts...
Replies: 56
Views: 6883

RE: BA World Tails: History And Facts...

I personally loved the World Tails in concept as an aesthetic ideal. However in the real world they were a mistake. If they would have place the British flag SOMEWHERE on the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> it would have been much better. I remember that other airlines have tried varied tal...

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by ORDagent
Tue Dec 30, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Last Meal You Had On A Flight?
Replies: 59
Views: 7492

RE: What Was The Last Meal You Had On A Flight?

The last meals I had inflight were on <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. They were quite tasty for a...

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by ORDagent
Sat Dec 27, 2003 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Things That Annoy Me At The Airport
Replies: 57
Views: 7560

RE: Things That Annoy Me At The Airport

Some rebuttles are due! I whole hardeartedly agree with most of what was said! People dressed like utter slobs that let there children run rampent on flights, preachers of all stripes ie: this sucks because...have you accepted Jesus as....etc etc etc which makes me sooo happy to have the A seat on t...

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by ORDagent
Sat Dec 27, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue 190's -
Replies: 61
Views: 10429

RE: JetBlue 190's -

I Think that <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> can and will be at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> soon. I was just there last night. There is plenty of open counter space in <acronym title="Lotus Air (Egypt) and Thai Air Ca...

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by ORDagent
Sat Dec 27, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Flight On Widebodies
Replies: 116
Views: 13452

RE: Short Flight On Widebodies

Korean Air has some A330s configured for domestic only. They are used to CJU, <acronym title="Pusan - Kimhae International (K-1) (PUS / RKPK), South Korea">PUS</acronym>, <acronym title="Taegu (K-2) (TAE / RKTN), South Korea">TAE</acronym> etc. I've flown on an A330 rt <acronym title="Seoul - Kimpo ...

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by ORDagent
Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ And QR To Buy B 773ERs In Bulk
Replies: 146
Views: 26635

RE: SQ And QR To Buy B 773ERs In Bulk

I think the reason that <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> will keep the 340-500 fleet is that you can fly without ANY ETOPS restrictions. This allow the airline complete flexibility in planning the most direct/efficient routing without always having to check for airports that could ha...

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by ORDagent
Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?
Replies: 42
Views: 9867

RE: Can The 777 Be Stretched Further Once More?

The 777 would simply be too long. Friends of mine were on a <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 777 flight. For s...

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by ORDagent
Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 The Ultimate U.S. Domestic Airline?
Replies: 35
Views: 5081

RE: F9 The Ultimate U.S. Domestic Airline?

F9 is not the worst carrier by far in the U.S. I sell them regularly. The best part about <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> is that they keep <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> honest in pricing when the compete against <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9...

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by ORDagent
Sat Dec 27, 2003 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World
Replies: 56
Views: 18197

RE: Boeing 757: The Most Beautiful Nose In The World

Indeed you do step down on the 757 cockpit. I almost fell several times on the 757/767 cockpits when I worked for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. I think the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> is wonderful. The BIGGEST problem I had with the 757 is that when I was a gate...

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by ORDagent
Wed Dec 24, 2003 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Economy Class? Good Or Bad?
Replies: 21
Views: 4166

RE: LH Economy Class? Good Or Bad?

The only true negative of <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> is no PTV! Like others have said it's time for the Red Baron to shell out some Euros! My last flight with <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> was amazing. It was <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vi...

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by ORDagent
Sat Dec 20, 2003 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Upperdeck In Early Days
Replies: 18
Views: 5032

RE: 747 Upperdeck In Early Days

I have a picture from a promotional brochure of SAS. The passengers are enjoying the 3 window upperdeck with a lovely flight attendant and a fruit platter on one of the tables the size of a business class seat! Even though the lounges are gone the upper deck is still a choice place to sit. I flew <a...

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by ORDagent
Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 717-Doomed?
Replies: 67
Views: 8835

717-Doomed?

We know Star Alliance isn't going to go for our beloved little 717. So what happens now? Airtran and a couple of other small orders can't keep it going. Anybody know how long Boeing is going to market the aircraft. It will be very sad to see the last <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> prod...

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by ORDagent
Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PIA 777 Livery Revealed
Replies: 60
Views: 17436

RE: New PIA 777 Livery Revealed

Airlines are such lemmings when it comes to CS! Cheatlines,all white,curve stripes.....It's like watching highschool kids with new school cloths.

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by ORDagent
Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-10s
Replies: 35
Views: 6453

RE: Northwest DC-10s

NW is like Airborne. Keep em maintained with nice and clean cabins and fly em until they are too costly to maintain of fuel, but keep em pleasing to the passenger or in the case of Airborne the freight. Airborne bought a huge fleet of former <acronym title="All-Nippon Airways (Japan)">NH</acronym> a...

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by ORDagent
Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier's New Focus City - LAX
Replies: 68
Views: 7107

RE: Frontier's New Focus City - LAX

Hurray for <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym>! They are a good carrier that appears to have good planning for route expansion. I have always thought that if <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> runs into SERIOUS problems <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</...

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by ORDagent
Fri Dec 19, 2003 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surviving Flights Of 15 Hours Or More?
Replies: 34
Views: 5365

RE: Surviving Flights Of 15 Hours Or More?

Hi, I have traveled <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> in coach with <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acr...

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by ORDagent
Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus On 7E7 Launch : "No Response Is Needed"
Replies: 84
Views: 12777

RE: Airbus On 7E7 Launch : "No Response Is Needed"

Enough Airbus BASHING PLEASE! A what you xenophobic bashers are forgetting to realize is that Airbus is a remarkable company for several reasons: 1) They have united a fractured European aerospace market into a unified whole that can truly compete against the Boeing monolith which was not possible w...

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by ORDagent
Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Colors
Replies: 25
Views: 3684

New Colors

There have been some really amazing new Colors out there recently! I love the new Aeroflot colors. They are international and modern but still "fly the flag" in a great way. I also love the Gulf Air with that huge gold falcon on the tail. Whats your fav?

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by ORDagent
Wed Dec 17, 2003 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17th December - The Biggest Lie Of All Times
Replies: 138
Views: 23850

RE: 17th December - The Biggest Lie Of All Times

Remember that it isn't always the person that invented the thing, it is the person that invented the thing that got noticed because it was more useful or at the moment in a better spotlight. I think this may have happened with Alexander Graham Bell.

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