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by n9801f
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is Air France French?
Replies: 45
Views: 17633

RE: Is Air France French?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/aerdingus" class="quote" target="_blank">aerdingus</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Anyone have any ideas?</i></font>...

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by n9801f
Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 275 12/18/2010
Replies: 9
Views: 6580

RE: DL 275 12/18/2010

Thanks, FlyASAGuy2005.

Sounds like it was an interesting choice of parking locations.

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by n9801f
Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL 275 12/18/2010
Replies: 9
Views: 6580

RE: DL 275 12/18/2010

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SMFBase" class="quote" target="_blank">SMFBase</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Never mind, Doesn't look like your bird. Its...

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by n9801f
Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 58 (763) SEA-ATL Diverts To Lincoln, NE
Replies: 55
Views: 12920

RE: Delta 58 (763) SEA-ATL Diverts To Lincoln, NE

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by n9801f
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Don't They Fit Afterburners To Airliners?
Replies: 44
Views: 18805

RE: Why Don't They Fit Afterburners To Airliners?

Although afterburners may not be economically attractive (for the reasons mentioned above) and may cause serious noise problems (not recommended for <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym>!) it's still fun to imagine. Someone posted a link...

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by n9801f
Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Serve BUF With 757
Replies: 28
Views: 6396

RE: US To Serve BUF With 757

"Way back" there were lots of interesting things at <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>: <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> DC-10 <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF...

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by n9801f
Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx DC10 Loses Part Of Engine
Replies: 28
Views: 10405

RE: FedEx DC10 Loses Part Of Engine

Last week, flying out of <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, I saw a FedEx DC-10 in the hangar that looked like part of the tail had melted. It was the leading edge of the vertical fin - don't know if there had been an engine fire or what. There...

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by n9801f
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Disaster Movie On A Flight?
Replies: 19
Views: 4316

RE: Air Disaster Movie On A Flight?

I recall seeing in the United inflight entertainment guide that they were playing the movie ALIVE on their flights to South America! (Remember - the movie about a plane crash in the Andes.) I couldn't believe it - must have been 1995 or so - does anyone else remember this???

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by n9801f
Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1983 OAG Web Site
Replies: 71
Views: 5752

RE: 1983 OAG Web Site

Looks like a lot of work.

High quality.

Thank you.

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by n9801f
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confusing Airport Names...
Replies: 84
Views: 8622

RE: Confusing Airport Names...

In the days before laser bag tags, lots of bags meant for Albuquerque (<acronym title="Albuquerque - International Sunport (Kirtland AFB) (ABQ / KABQ), USA - New Mexico">ABQ</acronym>) were sent to Albany (<acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym>) i...

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by n9801f
Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Deploying Wide Bodies On Short Routes. Our Memories
Replies: 107
Views: 9008

RE: Deploying Wide Bodies On Short Routes. Our Memories

Surely we can't overlook... Phoenix-Tucson <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> DC-10 <acronym title="TWA Transworld Airlines (USA)">TW</acronym> L-1011 <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> A-300 Denver-Colorado Springs <acronym title="United Airlines (USA...

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by n9801f
Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cities Pairs That Have Lost Service
Replies: 32
Views: 5546

RE: WN Cities Pairs That Have Lost Service

Oh, yes... And there was <acronym title="Albuquerque - International Sunport (Kirtland AFB) (ABQ / KABQ), USA - New Mexico">ABQ</acronym>-<acronym title="Nashville - International (Metropolitan) (BNA / KBNA), USA - Tennessee">BNA</acronym>. It only flew for a summer, and only in one direction. It wa...

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by n9801f
Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cities Pairs That Have Lost Service
Replies: 32
Views: 5546

RE: WN Cities Pairs That Have Lost Service

ELP lost about 12 of 50 flights about ten years ago. The city council wanted to increase revenue by raising landing fees. <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> warned them not to do it. <acronym title="El Paso - International (ELP / KELP), USA - Texas">ELP</acronym> did it anyway. S...

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by n9801f
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir 747's When Retired And What Types Used
Replies: 59
Views: 9892

RE: USAir 747's When Retired And What Types Used

Fun to imagine... an Allegheny 747 on PIT-PHL???? Wild!

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by n9801f
Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pics Of US Airways New Retro Schemes
Replies: 121
Views: 23746

RE: Pics Of US Airways New Retro Schemes

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by n9801f
Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Like This Seat?
Replies: 71
Views: 15723

RE: Would You Like This Seat?

As mentioned above, some carriers have a single chair in the middle in C/J/F class. Some crew refer to it as the "barber chair".

Although I was skeptical, I found it extremely comfortable. The F/A's can do service from either side, and in the front cabins, there's very little foot traffic...

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by n9801f
Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Airlines Sharing Aircraft
Replies: 54
Views: 9791

RE: Two Airlines Sharing Aircraft

Doesn't look like anyone mentioned the <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym>-CO (Western+Continental) interchange. Customers could board an aircraft in Houston, fly with a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> crew to Denver, remain on board, then depart again...

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by n9801f
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Delta 732 Fleet?
Replies: 31
Views: 6832

RE: Fate Of Delta 732 Fleet?

Weren't most of the remaining 737-200's delivered new to <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>? I seem to remember that the Western birds were very old (20 years) at the time of the merger and were quickly retired, but that <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> had just t...

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by n9801f
Sun Apr 03, 2005 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP To Get Widebodies?
Replies: 31
Views: 6584

RE: HP To Get Widebodies?

Maybe they'll get A-380's and start service from Hawaii to Japan...

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by n9801f
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United: Fly American And Kick Yourself!
Replies: 52
Views: 9050

RE: United: Fly American And Kick Yourself!

LONG overdue! AA has made completely overblown claims about its legroom for years while UA modestly offered the real deal.

P.S. I like both airlines.

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by n9801f
Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Landings
Replies: 49
Views: 7725

RE: Water Landings

Further to the incident HIRISK mentions, I believe the captain's name was Ogg. Perhaps this is why the 3-letter airport code for Maui is OGG? (The PA 377 was flying from Hawaii to the West Coast.)

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by n9801f
Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blues Newest Tail Design
Replies: 42
Views: 9517

RE: Jet Blues Newest Tail Design

Hmm... the design is reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright's work.

And Concord977, it's jetBlue, not jetPurple. (Wink! Kidding aside, your design is very interesting, as is the choice of aircraft.)

Chris

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by n9801f
Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727-400X - Never Flew Off The Drawing Board?
Replies: 15
Views: 6161

RE: 727-400X - Never Flew Off The Drawing Board?

Aha - so it's a twin!

Starlion, huge thanks for this.

It looks like it was really ahead of its time technologically - winglets, etc. Though it's easy to see how such a 3-crew plan would have been squeezed (un)economically between the MD-80 and 757.

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by n9801f
Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727-400X - Never Flew Off The Drawing Board?
Replies: 15
Views: 6161

RE: 727-400X - Never Flew Off The Drawing Board?

Very interesting, and thank you all for your replies.

With 3 -217's, it's easy to imagine that this thing would have had good takeoff performance and range, but perhaps would have looked more like a Tu-154...

Again, thank you for the information.

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by n9801f
Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727-400X - Never Flew Off The Drawing Board?
Replies: 15
Views: 6161

727-400X - Never Flew Off The Drawing Board?

Did Boeing consider further stretching the 727-200?

I have a hazy memory of a design with fuselage plug, tandem gear, uprated engines, etc.

Am I imagining things here, or can someone provide details?

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by n9801f
Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unsuccessful Variants Of Commercial Airliners
Replies: 41
Views: 4997

RE: Unsuccessful Variants Of Commercial Airliners

DC-5 (yes, there really was one)
DC-9-50...

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by n9801f
Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Expand To DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 5630

RE: Southwest May Expand To DEN

OPNLguy, Thanks for the good reminders on <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> vs. <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> - indisputably solid arguments. But don't drink too muc...

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by n9801f
Thu Jan 06, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest May Expand To DEN
Replies: 36
Views: 5630

RE: Southwest May Expand To DEN

OPNLguy has the facts straight on <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>'s first tour in <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>. Interesting to note th...

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by n9801f
Wed Jan 05, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CLE Ever See The CO 7E7?
Replies: 10
Views: 4398

RE: Will CLE Ever See The CO 7E7?

Maybe as a weather diversion... (Wink!)

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by n9801f
Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Out Of Bankruptcy In June
Replies: 91
Views: 13138

RE: US Airways Out Of Bankruptcy In June

It appears dire. And as someone who worked for a failed airline, I sincerely wish US people the best if the company fails. US seems economically obsolete. Too small. To expensive to run. etc. It sounds harsh, but if Piedmont had been the surviving company from the 1986-7 takeover, and if the merged ...

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by n9801f
Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Biggest Scam Running - And Nobody Complains
Replies: 74
Views: 14072

RE: The Biggest Scam Running - And Nobody Complains

Hang in there PA110.

You have a really good point, even though everyone seems to want to put you in a headlock...

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by n9801f
Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Fault: US Airways Or American?
Replies: 41
Views: 7047

RE: Who's Fault: US Airways Or American?

AA probably has a legitimate out. Airlines used to have 'freesale agreements' which defined terms for how they could book each others' seats. The way I think they work is that for a late booking like yours (within 4 hours, say) US must call <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> in or...

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by n9801f
Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest Ever Airport Terminal
Replies: 36
Views: 7268

RE: Smallest Ever Airport Terminal

CCR = Concord, CA

PSA started service there in the -80's with BAe 146's. USAir continued it briefly after the merger. Terminal was a small 10' x 20' trailer. I believe car parking was free...

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by n9801f
Wed Dec 01, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL... When Will They Fail?
Replies: 68
Views: 8646

RE: UAL... When Will They Fail?

Barring labor disruption and geopolitical catastrophe, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> will almost certainly survive. Its route structure and fleet are outstanding and are inherently profitable given a reasonable cost structure, which they are creating. Comparisons to US are irre...

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by n9801f
Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP Widebodies - Could They Work?
Replies: 26
Views: 4270

RE: HP Widebodies - Could They Work?

Memories are short! The 747's looked cool but nearly killed <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> in the early 1990's. Despite all the changes at <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym>, the outcome would be no different today. Also, the 767 has particularly hig...

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by n9801f
Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest 747 Revenue Flight
Replies: 51
Views: 11893

RE: Shortest 747 Revenue Flight

Don't remember the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> as 747, but I defer to your so...

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by n9801f
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 1970's KC-135 Crash In ABQ
Replies: 2
Views: 9524

RE: 1970's KC-135 Crash In ABQ

Yes, that's it exactly.

Thank you, Alert3. I'll look through the archive of the Albuquerque Journal.

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by n9801f
Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 1970's KC-135 Crash In ABQ
Replies: 2
Views: 9524

1970's KC-135 Crash In ABQ

Anybody remember info about the crash of a <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 near <acronym title="Albuquerque - International Sunport (Kirtland AFB) (ABQ / KABQ), USA - New Mexico">ABQ</acronym>, I think in the mid-70's? As I recall, it happened in the middle of the...

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by n9801f
Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can BMI Issue Boarding Passes On Other Star-airlin
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

RE: Can BMI Issue Boarding Passes On Other Star-airlin

Yes. I've seen BD issue a boarding pass to connect to Austrian.

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by n9801f
Wed Sep 15, 2004 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Livery Mistake?
Replies: 24
Views: 6280

RE: Southwest Livery Mistake?

Many thanks to all for the great clues! Using the clues above, observing the Boeing Customer Number in the series, and tracing 2 ships, you can observe the following: <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flew 727's two times, in 1979, then in 1984. Both times, it was <acronym title...

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by n9801f
Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Livery Mistake?
Replies: 24
Views: 6280

Southwest Livery Mistake?

Two items for discussion... Got any clues? ONE In the early -80s, I saw a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> 737 where the top was a coppery brown (instead of the usual yellowish-greenish-brown) - maybe they got a bad batch of paint. The slight change of hue made an immense diffe...

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by n9801f
Sun Aug 29, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Shutdown...What Happens?
Replies: 50
Views: 8174

RE: Airline Shutdown...What Happens?

WGW2707 - it is a complicated story.

Frontier shut down completely in late August 1986.

Continental 'merged with' (resuscitated) parts of it in October/November 1986.

Then in February 1987, the Continental+Frontier entity merged with People Express.

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by n9801f
Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Shutdown...What Happens?
Replies: 50
Views: 8174

RE: Airline Shutdown...What Happens?

Some go smoother than others. When Frontier shut down in 1986, crews flew all aircraft back to <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>. Pax were left to their own devic...

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by n9801f
Sun Aug 29, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Don't CO, DL, Or NW Fly To Australia?
Replies: 44
Views: 11078

RE: Why Don't CO, DL, Or NW Fly To Australia?

The answer is very easy: these carriers don't have sufficiently big hubs on the West Coast.

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by n9801f
Fri Aug 13, 2004 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Lines From Airline Staff
Replies: 79
Views: 12310

RE: Best Lines From Airline Staff

One very good one from Southwest was before departure, "We like to let you choose your seat so that you are comfortable. But now it's departure time, so please hurry up and put your tush in the cush so we can push." I made a pretty good one by mistake once. The airline I worked for required you to v...

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by n9801f
Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX To Asia
Replies: 13
Views: 2648

RE: PHX To Asia

Seems hard to imagine today, but then who'dve predicted routes like <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> or <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky Interna...

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by n9801f
Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TVC Terminal Photos
Replies: 17
Views: 3551

RE: New TVC Terminal Photos

Spectacular!

Interior is reminiscent of a church, and the chairs of Frank Lloyd Wright.

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by n9801f
Sat Jul 17, 2004 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Aqua Colored Interior
Replies: 29
Views: 3157

RE: DL Aqua Colored Interior

OPINION Are they colorblind?! I admire <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> very much, but to my eye, they are stunningly challenged when it comes to decorating. Until very recently, they had the drabbest interiors I'd seen anywhere (Aeroflot, stand aside!). Vomit green, dirty yellow,...

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by n9801f
Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue To Minot, North Dakota?
Replies: 34
Views: 5435

RE: Jetblue To Minot, North Dakota?

Yes, such posts can be tiresome. The sad part is that sometimes airlines really do insane things. So as much as you might dismiss <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Minot - International (MOT / KMOT), USA - ...

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by n9801f
Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identical Interior - AA/QF?
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

RE: Identical Interior - AA/QF?

Vielen dank, Lufthansa!

Question solved - an interesting story.

Yes, I noticed that other QF aircraft tended to have other interiors.

Thank you,

Chris

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