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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?
Replies: 7
Views: 2814

RE: What Do You Think Of The Convair 880?

well for airline freaks, the CV880 is just great. They only had one main problem: Fuel Comsumption! well, in the US this was hardly an issue in the 60's
but i quess we would have seen more CV's in Europe if they were more efficient.

Didn't Elvis had one CV880 (Lisa) ?

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

RE: Emirates In The US

Hi Latinplane, Hi HZ.AKF well i quess both of you are right, i mean i do agree with both of you whereas i also tend to say that a US operatoin by a gulf carrier will be very crucial. I think that the susscess of such operation (profit!) will strongly depend on the ability of such carrier to attract ...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Somebody Help Me ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

RE: To Teahan

dry lease is : the aircraft only
Wet lease is the aircraft plus crew (Cockpit or Cabin or both) sometimes they even include some mechanics.

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Been To A Control Tower Before?
Replies: 24
Views: 1962

RE: Ever Been To A Control Tower Before?

i only went once to the Tower in Linate (LIN/Italy) It was real fun, the northern italian airspace is way to congusted but the folks were so easy going on and they found the time to even explain to us how thing work! it was a real
excitment and an event to remember.

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Somebody Help Me ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

RE: Can Somebody Help Me ?

as far as i know, a 737 would be around 50 Mio. US$, a 744 around 100. Leasing varies very much depending on dry or wet lease and moreover if its a financial lease meaning that after a certain periode the Airline will eventually but it.This only a form of financing rather than lease. There is also t...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

RE: Emirates In The US

well iam afraid i can't comment on that, i simply don't know. Teh market to/from Kuwait is rather small. Mainly Oil workers working for the giant US corporates flying to IAH and DFW. Yes TW is operating to CAI (do you still recall their nice commercials showing the Super Conie over the pyramids???) ...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

RE: Emirates In The US

there are only few airlines flying from the Arab corner to the US. MS has the NYC and LAX service. SV (Saudia) has a daily flight to JFK and many flights to ORL. (popular leisure destination for Saudis). RJ has services to JFK and CHI that go via AMS. KU has many commercial agreements with AA/DL to ...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

Attn. HZ-AKF

Hi HZ-AKF

well i was wondering if your username refers to s Saudia plane???

Did you ever fly with them? i heard a lot of positive stuff about them, especially the good food and soft drinks (kind of coktails to compensate the missing alcohol) ?

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

RE: Emirates In The US

Hi HZ-AKF well you are right, the JFK service of GF was conducted by a 340 with a stop in Larnaca (LCA). They have abandomed the route due to heavy losses. If you ask me concerning EK, i would continue to work on the code share instead of own operation. However i quess EK is eager to expand and besi...

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by Amir
Wed Jan 05, 2000 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is KLM Like?
Replies: 4
Views: 2323

RE: What Is KLM Like?

I flew only a couple of times. It's a fine airline. Nothing fancy but good. Within Europe they had one of the best business class seating untill AZ came up with it's 2-2- C/CL seating on the MD80, besides AF's new European business is quite better with regards to the seats. But however one has to no...

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

RE: Emirates In The US

so wil you stay with them (330) or find a new airline that flies the good 763?
i only flew the 330 two times (both on CX). i guess they have the joystick as with the 320?
iam just curious hope iam not intimidating you!

Brgds
Amir

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

Re: Qatar Airways

but wait a minute, did QR had the A320 before 1998? or did i miss something ?

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

Re: Qatar Airways

Hi! Frankly i was close to take up a job in DOH but i didn't like the city very much. Tell me, is the american guy still the GM Sales at QR (Naomovitch the ex AA exectuive) ? it's a very ambitious airline indeed. Iam not a pilot but quess that flying the 320 must be boring compared to the 763? regar...

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

RE: RE Hi Lucas

Thanks Lucas! well, too late, i flew with them in 1996 : DAM-AUH (A320), AUH-HKG (763) it was a good flight though the approach into Kai Tak was from seaside :-) but you can't have all the things at one time! The thing is that you need a visa if travelling thorugh the Gulf if you get stranded (trave...

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

RE Hi Lucas

Well this would be something new! UA seems to have problems filling their LHR-ORD service, By then (when EK starts ops to US) they will even loose this Pax-Portion!) Are there any details about possible Destinations, number of frequencies??? you can email me if you like ([email protected].de) i think...

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Best Asian Airline?
Replies: 9
Views: 3030

RE: What's The Best Asian Airline?

well if you want us to exclude CX and SQ then i would say: TG very good service, good conex in Aisa and in EU through the Star Alliance. the food is excellent, FA's very friendly and efficient. JL: Business class on 744 is great! EK: though not the biggest airline, but by far the best to/from the Mi...

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates In The US
Replies: 22
Views: 1877

Emirates In The US

Emirates (EK) have some good commercial agreements with UAL to connect via LHR to ORD and the rest of the US. And from/to Dubai (DXB). any feedback about the publicitiy of Emirates in the U.S.? is it well known to frequent travellers, what reputation do they have there? is it considered as a high cl...

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excuses For Heavy Landings
Replies: 31
Views: 2141

An: Bicoastal

Hi Bicoastal,

willkommen! wo bist Du in USA? Dein Use-Profile ist sehr geheim gehalten!

frohes neues Jahr!
Gruss
Schaher

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes
Replies: 32
Views: 1509

RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Pain Schemes

Hi,

Fav.:

1. Cathay Pacific
2. Emirates
3. Eva Air
4. Syrianair (new)
5. Thai

not so good:
1. AA
2. Sabena
3. British Airways

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yemania A313
Replies: 2
Views: 995

RE: Yemania A313 Attn. FlyAA757

Thanks! very informative!

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by Amir
Tue Jan 04, 2000 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I'm Looking For A Job In Europe
Replies: 1
Views: 3406

RE: I'm Looking For A Job In Europe

Hi Tinus, last year i found a very efficient Web-site for aviation jobs, however i havn't checked it ever since: www.avjobs.com besides, most EU Airlines have some sort of Vacancies Link on their web pages, even if it's just the Address of the recruitment department. this isn't much i quess but mayb...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing757 - Love It Or Hate It?
Replies: 58
Views: 4396

RE: Boeing757 - Love It Or Hate It?

unfortunately i didn't fly any 757, but hope to do so soon! not too many flying in Europe.

do you agree with me that looking from the side to the 757 nose with that rather high nose-gear, it looks sort of sad head ?

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yemania A313
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Yemania A313

have spotted a Yemenia (IY) A313 with a french registration, does anybody know if this a/c is leased and what kind of leasing contract they have?

Thanks
Amir

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic (HKG-LHR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

RE: Virgin Atlantic >> Hi Thai747

Hi Thai 747, i live in Frankfurt. By the way, i have flown PIA (PK) for several times and it was O.K not fancy but far not as negative as the reputation! Royal Jordanian is not fancy either. Kuwait Airways i took only once (KWI-BKK, 742) it was not very good. However they have beautiful FA's.

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Back - Happy New Year To All!
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

RE: Just Back - Happy New Year To All!

Thanks for the wishes, same to you!

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic (HKG-LHR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

RE: Virgin Atlantic (HKG-LHR) Attn. Kaitak

Hi Kaitak, Thanks for reply. Well iam sort of crazy, because i want to fly from FRA to BKK and back. But since i love to explore new airlines/aircrafts i will fly FRA-AMS-BKK ( AMS BKK on BR) and the way back either via HKG or KUL. The 777 i only flew once (UA from FRA to ORD) it was fine. i think i...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Is The Fastest, NON-supersonic Airliner ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4640

RE: Which Is The Fastest, NON-supersonic Airliner ?

Hi Mark, you are a lucky guy to have flown the VC10!!! i think it looks quite odd and always reminds me of the IL62 (which i flew for probably 20 times) two months ago i visited an open air aircraft museum in the west of Germany (close to the city of Trier) and was astonished to discover a VC10 whic...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Questions On Engine Failure.
Replies: 9
Views: 2471

RE: Three Questions On Engine Failure.

Hi CriCri, i had a long discussion with an Technichian (Spelling?) about this situation some time ago. I am afraid i can't answer your question but this thing he told me i want to share with you. The problem that arouses is that a lot (if not most of) of engine failures happen during take off or rat...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excuses For Heavy Landings
Replies: 31
Views: 2141

RE: Cri Cri

Hallo aus FRA

aber gerne doch!

Bin ich doch nicht der einzige hier der Deutsch spricht!
alles Gute!

Schaher

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excuses For Heavy Landings
Replies: 31
Views: 2141

RE: Excuses / Attn: CriCri

Hio Cricri, concerning the freefall from altitude of 35 feet. Yes iam sure. You have to note that this case might never happen in practice beacuse then other parts (like the wing) will most probably hit the ground and then you have a real mess. I had it communicated when i did my operation course ba...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Airlines...
Replies: 9
Views: 1529

RE: Safiest Airlines...

We had a similar subject on the forum: 737 vs. A320. Such statistics give only an insight about which airline never had a crash, but to draw conclusions about saftey is very missleading indeed. for example: Virgin Atlantic is a very small and young airline compared to BA, so it is not neccessarly su...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic (HKG-LHR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2450

Virgin Atlantic (HKG-LHR)

any previous experience with VS on HKG-LHR (343) in Coach?

i never flew with VS before, but iam looking for. I am not sure weather to fly
BKK-KUL-ZRH as to try MH (772) or to fly BKK-HKG-LHR to try VS?

any comments?

Thanks/Amir

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bussiest Route In The World?
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

Hi F-WWW

i just checked the schedule between TSA and KHH it's indeed amazing! about 50 flights/day maybe because KHH is the biggest container port in the world. However i don't think they will rank top in number of pax due to the rather smaller aircrafts deployed. just for info: Taiwan has about 22 Mio. inha...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bussiest Route In The World?
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

RE: Bussiest Route In The World?

Thanks Pilot21! i learned something new! i would have never guessed that. The Information i had about the Tokyo-Sapporo route was from ATW issue (Oct or Sep99) and in fact they didn't specify if they mean domestic or internationsl, they just wanted to point out the role of ANA (NH) in the domestic j...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excuses For Heavy Landings
Replies: 31
Views: 2141

RE: Excuses For Heavy Landings

i have heard that the best and the most funny excusses are done by SWA. But as far as i know, especially in rainy conditions, a hard landing (well not too hard !!) is more safe, especially with the A320. An aircraft main gear is designed to handle a free fall from 12 meters (35 feet) at the maximum ...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attn.: Airline2000
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Attn.: Airline2000

i have read your comment about the best airline to be CX. CX is my favorite too while i have to confess, i never flew SQ yet!
But iam curious why you name SIA : a rubbish airline??? two years ago i was considering taking up a job with them.

Happy new year
Amir

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Good Is Air France?
Replies: 7
Views: 2301

RE: How Good Is Air France?

AF is for sure a good and above average airline. I flew with them twice DXB-CDG (1998) A313 in Club (seating was bad) NRT-CDG (1999) 744 in Club, this was my longest nonstop flight ever (15:40) since they fly the polar route on three flights out of ten/weekly. The food was very fine, the FA's quite ...

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by Amir
Mon Jan 03, 2000 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Is The Fastest, NON-supersonic Airliner ?
Replies: 11
Views: 4640

RE: Which Is The Fastest, NON-supersonic Airliner ?

as far as i know, it must be the 747SP. Of course this depends on several factors and is everthing but economical!


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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM
Replies: 2
Views: 685

RE: KLM

iam not sure, but it might be the 763. Other A/C are either too big (744, MD11)
or not enough range (737) . BA used to operate a 777 last year LHR-ALA
anyhow have fun there.

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best&Worst Airports
Replies: 23
Views: 2469

Hi Luca!

Hello from Frankfurt

i quess you work for GF?
I flew with them many times , also on the 763 from AUH to HKG!

How is life like in BAH?
(p.s.) iam syrian and have been to DXB and AUH XX times before. But never to BAH. if you wish you can email me on: [email protected]

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caravelle...still Flying?
Replies: 3
Views: 2534

Caravelle...still Flying?

Hi, i wonder if there still are any Caravells (or super Carevalle) in service? maybe somewhere in french-Africa? if any, do you know whcih routes? one of the last operators was RB (Syrian Air) but they retiered their last two ones in 1997. (but still can be seen on the tarmac in DAM) Thanks & Best r...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Saftey - 737 Safer Than A320?
Replies: 21
Views: 8503

Hi Nick!

i liked your comment, you hit the nail on the head! i had to laugh much because i recalled an article in a east german aviation paper (some 12 years ago) in which they compared the number of accidents made by Boeing aircrafts to russian made ones, of course the number of Boeing was higher, but it wa...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Service, Bogus Or Beware?
Replies: 5
Views: 1179

Hi Dutchie

in a matter of fact, i never flew NW. However i know a lot who did so, most of the feedback was rather negative. Mainly because of aging fleet. They still service a lot of their European destinations with aging DC10's (yesterday i saw one while at FRA A/P). KL should be better for intercontinental f...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Biggest Airline In The World?
Replies: 18
Views: 4984

Att. BA747-100

sorry, but russian airline Aeroflot was repeat was the biggest airline oin earth up to the early ninties! now, it is 'broken-down' to almost 130 airlines

best regards
Schaher

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best&Worst Airports
Replies: 23
Views: 2469

RE: Best&Worst Airports

from what i experienced: SIN Changi ist the best!
LHR is fine but too long to connect if you change the airline.
ORD, YVR are fine.

and yes i also agree, MNL is quite bad.

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Love The TWA 747-100
Replies: 10
Views: 3330

RE: Love The TWA 747-100

Hi TWA902fly I can feel with you! Yes it is a pitty that all these old a/c are being retiered. In my case it was an aging 707 belonging to MS (Egyptair) it was a flight in 1995 (DAM-CAI) it was my best flight ever! the aircraft was first flown by MS on 1966 I still hope to fly more 707's before they...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Similar Is The MD-11 To The DC-10?
Replies: 11
Views: 4897

RE: How Similar Is The MD-11 To The DC-10?

Hi Nick, first of all thanks for your detailed info! i love the DC10 over the MD11 mybe because i feel attached to 'oldies'! anyhow i do agree with you that both aircrafts are damn safe.e.g. one can't say that they are less safe than others! Take care Schaher P.s you are right with the low yields ex...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Similar Is The MD-11 To The DC-10?
Replies: 11
Views: 4897

RE: How Similar Is The MD-11 To The DC-10?

Well, they are quite alike. Of course the noise of the MD11 is far less from that in the DC10-30. I only flew once with the MD11 (from BKK to HKG on TG) it was very nice, very spacious indeed. Unfortunately i also only flew the DC10 once (from DUS-FRA on LH back in 1992) the aircraft was alomst empt...

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bussiest Route In The World?
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

I Stand Corrected!

in my first posting, i should have written: ... between two airports!
you are right, if one adds all the traffic of all these a/p it must be more than the japanese route!

Thanks for info./best regards
Schaher

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by Amir
Sun Jan 02, 2000 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot's And Guns
Replies: 19
Views: 1343

RE: Pilot's And Guns

it might help in some cases, but frankly, a pilot is supposed to fly and not to play a police officer! After all, Aeroflot Pilots- among others- were carrying guns (at time of the USSR) and even this didn't prevent so many hijakings from taking place. I think that this issue should be resolved at a ...

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