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by n9801f
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Stays West - RDD-LAS Starts August 6
Replies: 31
Views: 2994

RE: Allegiant Stays West - RDD-LAS Starts August 6

Wow - bless them - and good luck! They'll need it.

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by n9801f
Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 3 A300's Order
Replies: 18
Views: 5929

RE: CO 3 A300's Order

If memory serves, the A-300's were introduced to <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s fleet about 1985. The company was recovering from (its first) bankruptcy and needed cheap capacity fast. Airbus had some brand new A-300 'white tails' (planes built but without customers to bu...

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by n9801f
Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Coffee
Replies: 76
Views: 7584

RE: Airline Coffee

OK, you 'scientists'. If the problem with coffee is altitude, then why does the coffee in Santa Fe, NM (altitude 7,500') taste o.k.? And what about Leadville, CO (10,000'+)?

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by n9801f
Fri Jun 04, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Coffee
Replies: 76
Views: 7584

RE: Airline Coffee

SK has great coffee. US carriers have uniformly terrible coffee, to my taste. The only exception was <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> from <acronym title="Stockholm - Arlanda (ARN / ESSA), Sweden">ARN</acronym> - perhaps catered by <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/...

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by n9801f
Fri May 28, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Phasing Out MD-80s!
Replies: 43
Views: 6307

RE: CO Phasing Out MD-80s!

Nice planes. Sad to see them go... Terrific ride if you're forward of the wing.

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by n9801f
Thu May 27, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Years Ago Today AA 191 Crash
Replies: 37
Views: 13077

RE: 25 Years Ago Today AA 191 Crash

747srule, I don't believe that's the case. When I flew <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> DC-10 in 1982 (3 years after 191) the camera was still in use... And I see some sloppy use of statistics above. Since accidents are (fortunately) extremely rare, historical differences betwee...

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by n9801f
Thu May 27, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Boeing 744 With 6 Engines?
Replies: 48
Views: 14520

RE: Qantas Boeing 744 With 6 Engines?

Do I remember that on DC-8's (with the old JT-3 engines), the 'extra' engine was encapsulated in a little bullet-shape carrier? (The engine was completely enclosed and could not windmill)????

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by n9801f
Wed May 26, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merger Mania Quiz
Replies: 11
Views: 1844

RE: Merger Mania Quiz

Mid Continent merged with Braniff

Pioneer into Continental

Panagra into Braniff

Capital into United

Muse did not go into Continental

COMMENT
Heavy on the Braniff!

QUESTION
The merger of Monarch, Arizona Airways, and Challenger formed what airline?

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by n9801f
Wed May 26, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 191 25th Anniversary
Replies: 42
Views: 6026

RE: AA 191 25th Anniversary

SonicKidatBWI,

Can you give the link to the site you mention?

Thank you.

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by n9801f
Tue May 25, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 With Afterburners!
Replies: 16
Views: 8420

RE: 727 With Afterburners!

Luisca, See United_fan's note above. No mistake... La Paz, Bolivia is in South America (like the Andes) and I believe the runway is at 13,000' altitude. Presumably <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> wanted to use the 727's for service between <acronym title="Mexico City - Licen...

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by n9801f
Tue May 25, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 With Afterburners!
Replies: 16
Views: 8420

RE: 727 With Afterburners!

Thanks for the reference. Remembering how long a 727 takeoff roll could be (sometimes you'd pass the 10,000' marker in <acronym title="Albuquerque - International Sunport (Kirtland AFB) (ABQ / KABQ), USA - New Mexico">ABQ</acronym> with the NOSE wheel on the ground) it's frightening to imagine takin...

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by n9801f
Tue May 25, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 With Afterburners!
Replies: 16
Views: 8420

RE: 727 With Afterburners!

Impressive! Thank you for the information. Were there any carriers besides <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> with the JATO on 727's? And are there other examples of JATO's on commercial aircraft (besides the <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)"...

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by n9801f
Mon May 24, 2004 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'human Fly' On Top Of The Dc-8
Replies: 4
Views: 15422

RE: 'human Fly' On Top Of The Dc-8

Looks like fun! Where is the human fly today - did he upgrade to a 757?

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by n9801f
Mon May 24, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 With Afterburners!
Replies: 16
Views: 8420

727 With Afterburners!

A while back I saw a photo of a Mexicana 727 taking off with 'afterburners'! There was a place at the wing root where fuel was ejected and ignited to provide extra thrust during takeoff, especially from hot-and-high airfields like Mexico City. Anyone have more information, or can you upload a photo???

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by n9801f
Tue May 18, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Experiences W/ Pet Travel
Replies: 15
Views: 2235

RE: Experiences W/ Pet Travel

I've flown twice with a cat, both times in the cabin. Once was using <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>. Both times, things went very well. Both times, the riskest time was at secu...

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by n9801f
Mon May 17, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Only Fly International
Replies: 39
Views: 5060

RE: Airlines That Only Fly International

Singapore and Luxair, for starters...

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by n9801f
Sun May 16, 2004 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-81 Vs. DC-9-81
Replies: 28
Views: 6179

RE: MD-81 Vs. DC-9-81

FBU 4ever:

Maanga tack! (Sorry if I spelled it wrong.)

Thanks for the answer I was looking everywhere for!

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by n9801f
Sun May 16, 2004 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old UAL 727-200s
Replies: 12
Views: 3595

RE: Old UAL 727-200s

4jaded: Yes, non-advanced <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 727-222's had an extra escape hatch. I believe this was unique to <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and that no other airline had them. The lore is that Pat Patterson insisted on the extra exits as a reac...

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by n9801f
Sun May 16, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article To Explain Singapore Corpse Cabinet
Replies: 5
Views: 4491

RE: Article To Explain Singapore Corpse Cabinet

You could call it the 'KrisKrypt'...

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by n9801f
Sun May 16, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-81 Vs. DC-9-81
Replies: 28
Views: 6179

RE: MD-81 Vs. DC-9-81

Thank you for the replies! Yes, I remember that the 'MD' was for marketing, to try to disguise the airplane's heritage a little. (Pax, "Oh, no. I don't want to fly on a crummy little DC-9...") The question is, why would you call some DC-9-81 and others <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-81...

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by n9801f
Sat May 15, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-81 Vs. DC-9-81
Replies: 28
Views: 6179

MD-81 Vs. DC-9-81

A few years ago, the SAS timetable had seat maps for two 'different' aircraft: DC-9-81 and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-81. They did have seating differences, but I was surprised to see them listed as two separate aircraft models (instead of <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acrony...

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by n9801f
Sat May 15, 2004 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirCal / Questions + Comments
Replies: 4
Views: 1818

AirCal / Questions + Comments

AirCal had, to my eye, one of the coolest liveries and interiors of all time. What was it like to work there? How many <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80's did it fly, and why were they in the fleet such a short time? Anyone have any more cool AirCal photos to upload to A.net???? Other ...

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by n9801f
Sat May 15, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Experiences On Iberia?!?!
Replies: 25
Views: 3590

RE: Experiences On Iberia?!?!

It's been years since I flew them... <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Malaga (AGP / LEMG), Spain">AGP</acronym> round-trip. I'd say they ...

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by n9801f
Wed May 12, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights In Which Engine Came Off
Replies: 53
Views: 12266

RE: Flights In Which Engine Came Off

OPNLguy,

Thank you for the clarification about NA 727.

And the 'engine quantity gauge' is hilarious!

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by n9801f
Wed May 12, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 757 To Be Broken Up
Replies: 43
Views: 11836

RE: First 757 To Be Broken Up

Blackbird1331:

More so than the 757, the DC-8 always seemed to me to land remarkably hard.

It had no leading edge slats, so it descended nose down until what seemed like the last minute, then flare, and BAM!

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by n9801f
Wed May 12, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights In Which Engine Came Off
Replies: 53
Views: 12266

RE: Flights In Which Engine Came Off

Heartfelt condolences to Dantiger. That was a terrible accident and a sad story. Most of the episodes I recall are mentioned above, except for a 707 that lost an engine over Michigan (I think <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> in the mid-70's). A few clarifications/comments: Natio...

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by n9801f
Wed May 12, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Installing 'Corpse Cupboards' On A345's
Replies: 46
Views: 9590

RE: SIA Installing 'Corpse Cupboards' On A345's

It seems an Orwell or Huxley novel.

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by n9801f
Tue May 11, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UND?
Replies: 14
Views: 2334

RE: UND?

Get a good parka...  Wink/being sarcastic

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by n9801f
Tue May 11, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bonanza Airlines?
Replies: 10
Views: 2996

RE: Bonanza Airlines?

Excellent reference, QantasA332. There's an interesting postscript on Bonanza. Anyone remember 'Sunworld International Airways'? They were a low-cost airline based in <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> around 1985-1986 with about 5 DC-9-10's ...

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by n9801f
Tue May 11, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flown On
Replies: 53
Views: 8434

RE: What Extinct Aircraft Do You Wish You Had Flow

Ahhh...

VC-10
Caravelle
Convair 880/990
Constellation
DC-7
Mercure
Trident

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by n9801f
Sun May 09, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flights Out Of PHX
Replies: 37
Views: 5852

RE: United Flights Out Of PHX

Wow. Makes sense but still makes you a little nostalgic. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> started flying to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> in the late -70's. The first flights were branded 'sunbirds'. United most often...

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by n9801f
Fri May 07, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Texas International?
Replies: 25
Views: 3664

RE: Remember Texas International?

Great stories. And thanks, lt-AWACS, for the reference to Airways - I'll look it up. My memories of <acronym title="Tol Air Services (Puerto Rico)">TI</acronym> were from the late -70's and early -80's. <acronym title="Tol Air Services (Puerto Rico)">TI</acronym> would do great promotions for new ro...

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by n9801f
Fri May 07, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember Texas International?
Replies: 25
Views: 3664

Remember Texas International?

Peanuts fares. Captain peanut. And when they used to be Trans-Texas Airways, people joked that TTA stood for 'Teeter totter airlines' or 'Try, try again'. Although everyone kidded about <acronym title="Tol Air Services (Puerto Rico)">TI</acronym>, they were always great when I flew them - dependable...

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by n9801f
Fri May 07, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Turboprop You've Ever Flown On
Replies: 56
Views: 14705

RE: Best Turboprop You've Ever Flown On

Dornier 328 - quiet and fast! Good for mountain flying like <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-DRO. The funnest was the Convair 580. Some called it "The Bionic Buz...

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by n9801f
Fri May 07, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Very Unlucky DC8...it Crashed Twice!
Replies: 9
Views: 3704

RE: One Very Unlucky DC8...it Crashed Twice!

N60NA - National Airlines DC-10 Wing engine exploded during cruise over New Mexico (pilots experimenting with engine controls). Shrapnel broke window and adjacent passenger sucked out. (Believe it or not, he was even wearing his seatbelt. His body was never found.) Plane limped to <acronym title="Al...

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by n9801f
Fri May 07, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA A-300 Hard Landing At JFK
Replies: 50
Views: 12301

RE: AA A-300 Hard Landing At JFK

Was it a tire or a whole wheel that broke loose?

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by n9801f
Wed May 05, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Prefer The 777 Or The Md-11 (semi-final)
Replies: 124
Views: 16010

RE: Do You Prefer The 777 Or The Md-11 (semi-final)

B777 to fly on, hands down. MD-11 has frighteningly high takeoff and approach speeds.

B777 to look at, although not by as a big a margin. The DC-10 tail looks great to me.

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by n9801f
Tue May 04, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cause Of The FedEx MD-10 Crash @ MEM
Replies: 16
Views: 6726

RE: Cause Of The FedEx MD-10 Crash @ MEM

Early news reports made this sound like a heavy landing during tricky crosswinds. Sounds much more plausible to me than 'the thing just broke'...

It will be interesting to see what final government reports say.

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by n9801f
Tue May 04, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Aircraft You Want To Fly On But Haven't Yet
Replies: 94
Views: 10117

RE: The Aircraft You Want To Fly On But Haven't Yet

Come one, guys - let's get a little nostalgic!

VC-10
Caravelle
Constellation
Concorde
Convair 880/990

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by n9801f
Tue May 04, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Paint Scheme.
Replies: 82
Views: 8298

RE: Worst Paint Scheme.

NW wins the gold prize for this one. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has managed to bump along from one ugly scheme to another, until this latest one... 1) <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> (all but latest) 2) <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</...

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by n9801f
Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA= Very Friendly Service!
Replies: 37
Views: 3797

RE: UA= Very Friendly Service!

Until the mid-90's, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> had the best-trained, most professional, and friendliest res agents in the business. These standards plummetted dramatically during the ESOP, when res salaries were reduced sharply. Am glad to see they're getting it back togethe...

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by n9801f
Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centurion DC 10 Ran Out Runway At BOG?
Replies: 13
Views: 5056

RE: Centurion DC 10 Ran Out Runway At BOG?

Sad.

Anyone know who the previous operator(s) of this DC-10 were?

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by n9801f
Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Greenland
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

RE: Air Greenland

Anyone here flown on them?

What was it like???

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by n9801f
Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Different Airlines, Similar Liveries
Replies: 47
Views: 6796

RE: Different Airlines, Similar Liveries

<br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/138696/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/138696/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/6/9/6/138696.jpg" ALT="Click h...

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by n9801f
Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines
Replies: 40
Views: 4254

RE: Continental Airlines

Continental (CO) is an interesting story. I'd say it had three major phases 1) great, 2) terrible, 3) good. I'll explain in reverse order. 3) Good. Today, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> is a reliable airline focused on the East Coast. New planes. Cheerful employees. And due...

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by n9801f
Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Service You Wish Came Back To Your Apt.
Replies: 47
Views: 3308

RE: Service You Wish Came Back To Your Apt.

Yes, this is a fun one. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> <acronym title="Albuquerque - International Sunport (Kirtland AFB) (ABQ / KABQ), USA - New Mexico">ABQ</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> <acronym title="Unit...

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by n9801f
Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Boring Flight?
Replies: 11
Views: 3315

RE: Your Most Boring Flight?

ORD-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>. Flat - nothing to see. Often in Y and with no meal service. Any <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> fligh...

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by n9801f
Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lowest Number Of Passengers In The Cabin.
Replies: 63
Views: 8219

RE: Lowest Number Of Passengers In The Cabin.

0 pax in Y, 2 in F on <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>. B727-200. F/A joked on the...

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by n9801f
Sun Apr 18, 2004 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?
Replies: 220
Views: 15621

RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

And a few more... <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym> (67 mi...

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by n9801f
Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malev Planning Service To Rockford, Ill. (no Joke)
Replies: 64
Views: 12637

RE: Malev Planning Service To Rockford, Ill. (no Joke)

An irresponsible waste of money. Microscopic local market <acronym title="Budapest - Ferihegy (BUD / LHBP), Hungary">BUD</acronym>-RFD... No feeder flights in RFD... Long stage length = guaranteed high expenses... Limited catchment area in Europe... I'd bet my left *** it won't last long if it does ...

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