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by F4N
Sat Nov 06, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin/Niki To Acquire 110 Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 12379

RE: Air Berlin/Niki To Acquire 110 Airbus Aircraft

To all: I have to admit that I am puzzled by some of the statements coming from BCAC regarding sales campaigns and orders. I'm not sure if Boeing is simply in denial or whether the on-going problems with scandals /ethics have produced a "damage-control" mentality to which everything is is secondary,...

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by F4N
Fri Nov 05, 2004 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin/Niki To Acquire 110 Airbus Aircraft
Replies: 56
Views: 12379

RE: Air Berlin/Niki To Acquire 110 Airbus Aircraft

To all: I think the notion that B did not want to sell 737's to <acronym title="Air Berlin (Germany)">AB</acronym> because it threatens Ryanair is rubbish; that sort of mentality did not stop them from selling 73g's to AirTran, arguably a major threat to B's biggest customer...Southwest. It is B's j...

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by F4N
Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Cities In Battle For New Airbus Factory
Replies: 24
Views: 9691

RE: US Cities In Battle For New Airbus Factory

Keesje: Rather misleading article headline, don't you think? "Battle" and "expressions of interest" hardly seem synonymous to me, especially considering that the tanker contract seems destined for nowhere at the moment. Both Lockheed-Martin and Northrup-Grumman have stated they are not interested in...

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by F4N
Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unrepentant Airbus Seeks Further Launch Aid
Replies: 38
Views: 6582

RE: Unrepentant Airbus Seeks Further Launch Aid

To all: It is probably not wise to take Mr. Forgeard's word at face value about anything in this dispute; he is after all, the #1 pitch-man for the Airbus side of things. However, you gotta love the carrot-stick thing the Europeans are using here. If <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</...

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by F4N
Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN As Prey?
Replies: 10
Views: 1966

RE: WN As Prey?

To all: Maybe <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> should buy a couple of the 73G combis that Boeing makes for the <acronym title="Ulsan (USN / RKPU), South Korea">USN</acronym> and market those for transporting all the porkers who bitch. Let'em take the train... regards, F4N

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by F4N
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue - What Changed On A.net?
Replies: 52
Views: 8127

RE: JetBlue - What Changed On A.net?

To all:

Jetblue is just another carrier; if they get you where you want to go for the least $$$, fly with them. If not, use another carrier. They have a good product, new planes and low[er] fares, but they're certainly not magical.

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US Airlines Be Re-regulated?
Replies: 15
Views: 3185

Should US Airlines Be Re-regulated?

To all: It would appear that the old model of the US airline industry is broken and no CEO/management has been able to fix it. The majors are either bankrupt or heading there. Labor, fuel, overcapacity and security costs seem to be endemic problems. There is absolutely no pricing power for any of th...

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by F4N
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus´ Camus On Boeing Launch Aid...
Replies: 10
Views: 3453

RE: Airbus´ Camus On Boeing Launch Aid...

To all: Write all of the CEO comments from both sides off as pre-negotiating <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> statements. Both sides will be making statements of this nature prior to the committee meetings for reopening discussions on the 1992 agreement. Ushermittwoch: there are no ...

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by F4N
Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Could Go To WTO Over Airbus Subsidies -- Bush
Replies: 66
Views: 6150

RE: U.S. Could Go To WTO Over Airbus Subsidies -- Bush

To all: Rather than argue over who is "subsidized" and who isn't, get to the table and get an agreement in place so the issue can get put to rest once and for all before the politicians decide on something stupid. What? Dubya do something stupid? How<b> IRAQ </b> could that be?  <img src="/disc...

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by F4N
Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Expanding In BUF
Replies: 27
Views: 3657

RE: Southwest Expanding In BUF

To all: I have also heard of an Aug/Sept completion date; my neighbor is an electrician working on the lighting system and they have to be finished sometime therein. I might see him today so maybe I can get an update. The sun will be a problem for photography from F-T when 14-32 is being used; just ...

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by F4N
Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Confirm 26 A346 13 Firm +13
Replies: 195
Views: 15299

RE: Virgin Confirm 26 A346 13 Firm +13

Gearup: I would tend to agree that most of the premises participants here use for drawing conclusions are gross over-simplifications. However, I also believe that this particular order simply came down to price. Airbus has an advantage in that the 346 is already established in <acronym title="Virgin...

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by F4N
Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Confirm 26 A346 13 Firm +13
Replies: 195
Views: 15299

RE: Virgin Confirm 26 A346 13 Firm +13

To all: I sincerely hope none of you <i>really</i> thought the 777 had any chance of getting this order. More interesting, of course, is Sir Richard's comment on how the 346 was ordered [in part] because of all the British jobs it will create. I suppose that in keeping with that same public spirit w...

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by F4N
Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus To Now Develop 7E7 Rival!
Replies: 120
Views: 16482

RE: Airbus To Now Develop 7E7 Rival!

To all: What? Another version of the A330 to compete with an a/c that Airbus is not worried about? I wonder if John L. finally started golfing with the right airline CEO's that he finally heard about the orders that Boeing hasn't announced yet and is now getting concerned.  <img src="/discussio...

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by F4N
Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Usmc A/c In CAW's...
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

Usmc A/c In CAW's...

To all: I believe that I read somewhere that the <acronym title="Ulsan (USN / RKPU), South Korea">USN</acronym> was going in incorporate Marine Air Wings permanantly into its' own Carrier Air Wings. Is this true? I have noticed that Marine VMF's are often now deployed aboard carriers wereas that was...

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by F4N
Fri Jul 23, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Plastic Model Kits
Replies: 12
Views: 8062

RE: Plastic Model Kits

To all: I think the REVELL Germany are superb kits; the 738 and A32X are well detailed, easy to build and offer lots of livery possibilities; I'm doing the Air Berlin version w/ winglets! Neat. I am looking forward to the A319 from them. For some reason, I like the aesthetics of the 319/321 over the...

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by F4N
Thu Jul 22, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Niki In Talks With Airbus (70 Orders)
Replies: 7
Views: 5885

RE: Niki In Talks With Airbus (70 Orders)

To all: I don't get part of this; perhaps some of our German or Austrian friends can help. I thought Niki Lauda was the owner/part owner of Lauda Air. What is NIKI then? An LCC susidiary? What type of a/c is Air Berlin talking to Boeing about? 737 variants? I am currently buiding a model of a 738 in...

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by F4N
Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Executive Rhetoric At Farnborough
Replies: 0
Views: 1370

Executive Rhetoric At Farnborough

To all: If you've been on a.net for any length of time, you know very well that the Farnborough or Paris airshows are primetime for the executives from our favorite framemakers. This year would have been no exception had Harry not raised the ante and possibly changed the way A&B will do business in ...

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by F4N
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS 777-300ER
Replies: 49
Views: 10121

RE: VS 777-300ER

Hamlet69: Thank you for the reply. I seem to recall now Toby Bright expressing a great deal of dismay over the selection of the A320. I would guess that the same happened at <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> with the 777 although I have to admit I would be surprised that <acronym title="I...

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by F4N
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Der Spiegel: A380 14 Tons Overweight
Replies: 50
Views: 9103

RE: Der Spiegel: A380 14 Tons Overweight

Sabenapilot: Thank you for the courteous response. These seem to be few and far-between on a-net these days. I would hardly suggest that unsubstantiated claims are a substitute for facts. What I am suggesting though is that the mere fact that this topic keeps surfacing in various, and I would think,...

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by F4N
Tue Jul 06, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Der Spiegel: A380 14 Tons Overweight
Replies: 50
Views: 9103

RE: Der Spiegel: A380 14 Tons Overweight

To all: This topic does come up alot; maybe not every 2 weeks as Sabenapilot suggests, but it is becoming as regular as <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> DC9's & 717's. However, I think that is because there really is an issue. Problems with high-profile projects invariably attr...

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by F4N
Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS 777-300ER
Replies: 49
Views: 10121

RE: VS 777-300ER

To all: I have to go with the naysayers on this one; I simply can't see Airbus allowing Boeing to gain a foothold at <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> with the <acronym title="Transaer (Ireland) and Trans Asian Airlines (Kazakhstan)">T7</acronym> when the 346 is ...

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by F4N
Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: USN E6B's In BUF Today
Replies: 0
Views: 2382

USN E6B's In BUF Today

To all: Saw at least 2 <acronym title="Ulsan (USN / RKPU), South Korea">USN</acronym> E6B Mercury a/c today. Although the occasional <acronym title="Ulsan (USN / RKPU), South Korea">USN</acronym>/US<acronym title="Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">MC</acronym> F14/18 transits through here, we mostly see...

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by F4N
Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus- 7E7 Is Rushed And Ridiculous
Replies: 120
Views: 16908

RE: Airbus- 7E7 Is Rushed And Ridiculous

To all: I believe that Richard Abulafia of the Teal Group said some time ago that Airbus will begin attacking 7e7 on a number of fronts in order to try and blunt whatever success the new plane is meeting in a number of ways: <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym>: Airbus has been for some...

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by F4N
Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A/c Changes In BUF
Replies: 10
Views: 1989

RE: US A/c Changes In BUF

Zrb2: The one flight which I've made from <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> was not particularly full ~60% my guess, but the flight...

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by F4N
Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A/c Changes In BUF
Replies: 10
Views: 1989

US A/c Changes In BUF

To all: One of the more reliable facets of US service to <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>(besides high fares and poor service)has been near constant use of 737's since the demise of the MD80/F100/DC9 fleets. Recently, this ...

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by F4N
Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Niagara Falls Airshow
Replies: 16
Views: 2916

RE: Niagara Falls Airshow

Fly_yhm: The airshow at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> is usually a fine event which is always heavily attended. The organizers and the military personnel do a great job in keeping things moving smoothly and despite the crowds, I've neve...

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by F4N
Fri Jun 18, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 737's
Replies: 25
Views: 3657

RE: FedEx 737's

To all: Is there actually a 737-9XF? I don't recall seeing anything about this variant. Perhaps the 737-7F is the version being looked at. Boeing makes that for the <acronym title="Ulsan (USN / RKPU), South Korea">USN</acronym> and it would be comparable in size(and presumably)in capacity to a conve...

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by F4N
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Orders A320 Family
Replies: 132
Views: 16066

RE: Virgin America Orders A320 Family

Neil: <i>1) Republicanomics that set the current tax laws, where its much cheaper both bottom line wise and tax wise to offshore. 2) Unions. Simple. 3) The average American worker these days is uneducated and lazy, and American CEOs know it.</i> In a discussion board where broad, sweeping generalisa...

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by F4N
Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did United Choose A320?
Replies: 55
Views: 9296

RE: Why Did United Choose A320?

To all: I sometimes wonder how threads like this manage to get soooo far of topic and move into the world of the mindless and bizarre. When I first read this, it seemed pretty straight forward for anyone who remembers that far back and I believe our friends Gigneil and Udo addressed this right from ...

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by F4N
Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shocker - Airbus In Talks With US Airlines 4 A380
Replies: 126
Views: 19979

RE: Shocker - Airbus In Talks With US Airlines 4 A380

To all: The only chance Airbus has of an A380 sale to a US carrier in anything bordering on the near-medium term is UPS; none of the US carriers with airbus fleets is in any condition to order anything like that. That being the case, all airbus can do is talk. The UPS issue is different. They have p...

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by F4N
Sat May 29, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is JetBlue Trying To Kill Off Song And Ted?
Replies: 95
Views: 8565

RE: Is JetBlue Trying To Kill Off Song And Ted?

JetBluefan1: It makes sense for <acronym title="Helijet Airways (Canada)">JB</acronym> to go on the offensive against Song and Ted whether they are part of well-established carriers or not. If <acronym title="Helijet Airways (Canada)">JB</acronym> can render either one or both unprofitable, <acronym...

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by F4N
Sat May 29, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is JetBlue Trying To Kill Off Song And Ted?
Replies: 95
Views: 8565

RE: Is JetBlue Trying To Kill Off Song And Ted?

To all: It would make sense for JetBlue to try and deal with its' less well established competitors before it inevitably has to deal with <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. Only room for 1 at the top; both <acronym title="Helijet Airways (Canada)">JB</acronym> and <acronym title...

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by F4N
Sat May 29, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern Airlines To Purchase 10 A330s
Replies: 30
Views: 6953

RE: China Eastern Airlines To Purchase 10 A330s

To all:

Could it be the B7E7 has just lost its first head on battle with the A330?

Maybe; or perhaps the A330 has won one of its' last....

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Sun May 02, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue Or Southwest
Replies: 23
Views: 3501

RE: Jet Blue Or Southwest

To all: It's very simple; choose whatever flight gets you there for the fewest $$ and the most convenience to you. I've flown both and there isn't much difference. Southwest has never disappointed me and <acronym title="Helijet Airways (Canada)">JB</acronym>, while hardly the cult experience some wo...

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by F4N
Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732's In BUF Again
Replies: 5
Views: 2054

732's In BUF Again

To all <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> spotters & enthusiasts: I noticed on a few occasions that 732's have been in and out of <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York"...

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by F4N
Sun Apr 18, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian Govt Goes With Airbus Order
Replies: 61
Views: 6515

RE: Australian Govt Goes With Airbus Order

To all: There doesn't seem to be a topic we can't turn into AvB, is there? I think that given the fact that the requirement was for 5 frames, just 5, the larger and more versatile option was picked. Look at the RFP; trooping, tanking & cargo. The 767 will probably suit the US<acronym title="Air Fran...

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by F4N
Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:21 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian Govt Goes With Airbus Order
Replies: 61
Views: 6515

RE: Australian Govt Goes With Airbus Order

To all: I was wondering when the Qantas/A330 connection would be suggested as a possible reason for the RA<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> selection seeing that Qantas and Australian fly 767's and could have serviced RA<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 767's just as easily(talk about ...

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by F4N
Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian Govt Goes With Airbus Order
Replies: 61
Views: 6515

RE: Australian Govt Goes With Airbus Order

Starlionblue: point noted about the Collins program and its' origin; I used the example to illustrate that Australia does not appear to have the Warsaw Pact mentality about equipment sourcing that some would imply. I also forgot the trusty Caribou; a long-serving Canadian transport. Another point is...

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by F4N
Sat Apr 17, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Australian Govt Goes With Airbus Order
Replies: 61
Views: 6515

RE: Australian Govt Goes With Airbus Order

To all: What nonsense people write. The Australians seem to buy whatever seems to suit their particular requirements. They've bought French fighters & helicopters, German tanks, Italian & British trainers & Norwegian missiles. They've developed indigenous versions of German frigates and Swedish (I b...

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by F4N
Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Continental Order Airbus?
Replies: 50
Views: 5841

RE: Will Continental Order Airbus?

To all: While it is not likely that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> will order Airbus a/c any time in the near to mid-term future, to suggest that they will never order Airbus is ludicrous to say the least. Given that most orders for a/c in the 100+ seat category for the for...

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by F4N
Thu Apr 08, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Colors - Version #4
Replies: 61
Views: 9472

RE: AA New Colors - Version #4

Concord977:

You need to include the "AA" on the tail. It is the corporate emblem and a world-wide trademark; I doubt AA would ever remove off their ships.

Otherwise; very nice.

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Wed Apr 07, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would You Want To Fly On The A380?
Replies: 176
Views: 15333

RE: Would You Want To Fly On The A380?

To all:

I suppose I would like to fly in an A380 at some point if in only because I am an enthusiast like everyone else here. However, whether or not I would do it again depends entirely on the experience.

Real simple...

regards,

F4N

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by F4N
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines To Add Frills
Replies: 20
Views: 5805

RE: Spirit Airlines To Add Frills

Qqflyboy: Although I was annoyed by the actual ship I was on, my overall impression of the overall product was negative in relation to my experiences w/ Southwest and AirTran. An new a/c does not make a successful carrier although they are a component part of it. Service, timeliness, comman courtesi...

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by F4N
Tue Mar 23, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ROC/BUF-ATL? Whos Cheapest?Fare?
Replies: 16
Views: 2456

RE: ROC/BUF-ATL? Whos Cheapest?Fare?

AirplanePeanut: Seat availability on Airtran in WNY is pretty tight, so when you know your itinerary, you have to act fast. Others have already given much good advice so I won't dwell other than to say Airtran is very good; the 717 is a neat, little ship...a worthy successor to the DC9/Super 80's. G...

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by F4N
Sun Mar 21, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines To Add Frills
Replies: 20
Views: 5805

RE: Spirit Airlines To Add Frills

To all: I recently had a chance to fly Spirit from <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> and I was hardly impressed; Airtran or Southwest they are not. The plane was shoddy, uncomfortable and possessed of an odor I found more peculiar than di...

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by F4N
Wed Mar 10, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Ready To Committ To 7E7
Replies: 20
Views: 4118

RE: ANA Ready To Committ To 7E7

To all: Maybe I'm not recalling my facts correctly, but didn't John Leahy recently state that he's not concerned in the least by 7e7? It seems to me that offering a hastily proposed concept to a well respected international carrier that denigrates a new, competitive product indicates some level of c...

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by F4N
Sat Feb 28, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Nobody Is Raising Their Hands For The 7E7"
Replies: 80
Views: 10894

RE: "Nobody Is Raising Their Hands For The 7E7"

To all: In all actuality, nobody really knows at this point although I suspect we will find out this summer when Farnborough commences. Of course, it is exactly the opportunity John Leahy wants in that it allows him free reign to <acronym title="British International Helicopters">BS</acronym> in any...

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by F4N
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too Many Framemakers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

RE: Too Many Framemakers?

N79969: I had not heard that Mitsubishi planned on entering the market. What class of a/c are they planning. I see thought, that Bombardier has announced that the cost of their planned 100 seaters is ~ 2 billion $C. It will be interesting to see if A & B abdicate the 100-150 seat segment to the <acr...

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by F4N
Tue Feb 17, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too Many Framemakers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1372

Too Many Framemakers?

To all: It seems to me that the field of large commercial aviation manufacture seems to be not only evolving, but perhaps showing signs of pending overcapacity in another decades' time. There are of course, Boeing and Airbus fighting it out at the large end but also the <acronym title="Royal Jordani...

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by F4N
Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 In BUF?
Replies: 12
Views: 2569

RE: A321 In BUF?

sebwhite: I am interested in the flights you mentioned. US Arbii are relatively rare in <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>, let alone a 321. <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA ...

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