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by spyglass
Wed Dec 24, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Have All The Airtran DC9's Gone?
Replies: 31
Views: 7095

RE: Where Have All The Airtran DC9's Gone?

Well one of the <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> -9's is at the <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym> Metro Tech aviation center (along with a very old <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 727 shortbed, a couple of...

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by spyglass
Wed Dec 24, 2003 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA: Can They Make These Seats Any Narrower?
Replies: 21
Views: 3914

RE: ATA: Can They Make These Seats Any Narrower?

From looking at all the interiors of our planes, the seats on each model seem to be pretty standard. The Boeing narrowbodies measure 139" window to window inside....figuring a std 17" aisle...that leaves 20-20.5" per seat incl armrests....believe there are only 2 seat mfrs and I haven't seen any dif...

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do FAs Ever Get Fired?
Replies: 20
Views: 3735

RE: Do FAs Ever Get Fired?

Well, I dunno if they get fired....but I do know they get tired....

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More News For You STL Guys Regarding AA
Replies: 46
Views: 5843

RE: More News For You STL Guys Regarding AA

InnocFox....what's a return?....and Logos...I don't know to indent (ain't none too swift at the keyboard/mouse pad....but my spellin's pretty good.....)

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental MD-80 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 5049

RE: Continental MD-80 Retirement

BigB...if you didn't want to get something, would yr odds be better at 1 in 5 or 1 in 3?...and DL76....an -80 is 122 in. wall to wall...less 17in. for the aisle, leaves ya 21" per seat, no?....the Boeing is 139 wall to wall, less 17, leaves 20.2" per seat....now the Airbust measures 145" (or 143, de...

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Walmart Had An Airline.....
Replies: 149
Views: 19079

RE: If Walmart Had An Airline.....

Per replies 80, 83 and a few of the other astonishingly vacant remarks above, I rest my case. And wow....some of the individuals posting seem to have an endless and very up to date repertoire of those things that would really make one a WalMart shopper (or a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)"...

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Walmart Had An Airline.....
Replies: 149
Views: 19079

RE: If Walmart Had An Airline.....

Amazing...or I guess not so amazing....didn't ya know this would attract all the sour-grapes folks like flies? And isn't it something that immediately the analogy jumps to <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>? Hmmm...jealousy and resentment seem to be always near the surface, along...

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental MD-80 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 5049

RE: Continental MD-80 Retirement

Hope all the CO pax really enjoy all the middle seats available on the Boeings....fleet commonality be damned! Don't worry, just trying to make it interesting...

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The World's Largest O & D Markets?
Replies: 4
Views: 2978

RE: The World's Largest O & D Markets?

LAX originates more pax than any other arpt....in the world; if you include the others in the area (<acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym>, <acronym title="Ontario - International (ONT / KONT), USA - California">ONT</acronym>, <acronym ti...

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In '91, Which Houstion Airport Did TWA Fly Into?
Replies: 7
Views: 3686

RE: In '91, Which Houstion Airport Did TWA Fly Into?

Hobby, with D9-10's or -30's, with maybe an -80 or two sneakin' in once in a while....tomato juice, orange juice, coffee, coke and of course Bud...uniforms?...geez, ya don't want too much, do ya?

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are The A318 And 737-600s Not Selling?
Replies: 14
Views: 7300

RE: Why Are The A318 And 737-600s Not Selling?

'Cause they look dumb....and if ya had a long airline name, it wouldn't fit above the windows...?

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-100: do you have anything more about it?
Replies: 9
Views: 5169

RE: 767-100: Do You Have Anything More About It?

Because no airline marketing types want a -100 version of anything...sounds like ya got last year's model....after the 74, no 75, 76, or 77's, no Airbus -100's to speak of...ya gotta start at -200 and work up.

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question On Original National Airlines
Replies: 5
Views: 3338

RE: Question On Original National Airlines

Nope, no -9's...-8's & -10's, but no -9's...yr not thinkin' of Airwest are ya? Yellow was the big color there, too.

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by spyglass
Sat Dec 20, 2003 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More News For You STL Guys Regarding AA
Replies: 46
Views: 5843

RE: More News For You STL Guys Regarding AA

Well, this has turned into quite a thread...a lot of common sense, some actual facts (and factoids), dependable info and well-presented conclusions. Then of course to make it interesting and to stir up emotions, some sour grapes, misinformed statements and just downright silliness. One thing to real...

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by spyglass
Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin A340-600 On A Short Route,,,,,WHY.
Replies: 31
Views: 7845

RE: Virgin A340-600 On A Short Route,,,,,WHY.

Well cd be several reasons....first, don't know how long Sir Richard has been using the -600, but carriers will often put new models on sort of "trial" or "proving" routes to gain experience and check operating numbers (to see if design specs, i.e., sfc, etc, are being met) before putting them on th...

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by spyglass
Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-10s
Replies: 35
Views: 6441

RE: Northwest DC-10s

OK, 2cts-worth time....<acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> seems to have an instinctive survivor ambience that belies their sometimes puzzling fleet decisions....they don't seem to buy into the debilitating idea that once a plane is abt 20yrs old it's gotta go. They have very well...

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by spyglass
Fri Dec 19, 2003 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA News Etc..
Replies: 40
Views: 6487

RE: NWA News Etc..

I haven't gotten a new JP for about 3 years....are the 40 & 50 srs still around, or just some of the 30's? The '9 is still one of my faves....

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by spyglass
Thu Dec 18, 2003 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Cities/towns No Longer Have Airline Service?
Replies: 60
Views: 7332

RE: What Cities/towns No Longer Have Airline Service?

Well, checking Sabre, I find no svc to SWO, TOP, OTG, FMT, MKT, YKT, MHE or LTS. I can remember The original <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> went to SWO from <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport (OKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym>, <acronym title="National Jet Syste...

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by spyglass
Thu Dec 18, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Wright Recreation Attempt FAILS---
Replies: 25
Views: 3161

RE: First Wright Recreation Attempt FAILS---

From the looks of it, Mr Martinair, regardless of his admonition in the opening remark, will grab every opportunity to turn this into an argument thread....he'll do it very subtly, but look at it so far. He just can't wait to get in a couple "I toldja so's!" Oh well, let him gloat for a while....I t...

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by spyglass
Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Keep Trying To Recreate The Wright Flyer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1953

RE: Keep Trying To Recreate The Wright Flyer?

Well, frm what I got from the PBS special last nite, they flew the glider version (the same sans engine) off a hill with some ground-bound leg power pulling it to test control surfaces & reaction....didn't mention a powered test, tho. We can probably expect a few "I toldja so's" from some of the nay...

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by spyglass
Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17th December - The Biggest Lie Of All Times
Replies: 138
Views: 23815

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

Well, been followin' the threads on this most interesting forum for a couple yrs now...never felt inclined to join in but did occasionally pick up some interesting stuff from some very knowledgable folks here...and some incredible vacantness from some others that was sometimes amusing, sometimes pat...

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