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by bill142
Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Confirm 26 A346 13 Firm +13
Replies: 195
Views: 15197

RE: Virgin Confirm 26 A346 13 Firm +13

obviously <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> don't like the A346. wow 20% of passengers go out of their way to fly on something with four engines. Is that really a reason to go order more aircraft with four engines?. I think Airbus gave them a better price the Boe...

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by bill142
Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF & SQ - Contemplating Marriage
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

RE: QF & SQ - Contemplating Marriage

I think Star would love to have Qantas in their alliance. This would fill the void that was left from Ansett. Star pulling off a coup to get Qantas would be bigger then One World doing the same to get Singapore Airlines. I doubt Qantas will be moving much interms of shifiting alliances or marrying u...

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by bill142
Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NZ Boeing 777 & 7E7 Purchase Approved
Replies: 49
Views: 7643

RE: NZ Boeing 777 & 7E7 Purchase Approved

This is a step in the right direction for Air New Zealand and its good to see that they are in a position where they can invest in fleet and product upgrades. Hopfully they will see a good ROI and will eventually be able to invest in a revolutionary product upgrade.

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by bill142
Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saving The Big Six
Replies: 17
Views: 2266

RE: Saving The Big Six

Although I do not know too much about how the unions work in the USA I sometimes feel, through what I've heard, that they want to squeeze the airline for every penny for the employees. Now I know that the unions are ment to protect jobs for employees but how is squeezing and airline for so much mone...

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by bill142
Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Blue Profit Dives 22%
Replies: 11
Views: 2158

RE: Virgin Blue Profit Dives 22%

Not a happy chappy. Their share price has only gone down since the IPO the only time it did any good was the day of listing and that was due to all the hype around it  <img src="/discussions/graphics/pissed.gif" ALT="Pissed"> . Looks like this will be a long term investment and hopfully investo...

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by bill142
Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380, It's Almost Done
Replies: 129
Views: 19712

RE: A380, It's Almost Done

Looking good! Can't wait till she flies! The 747 will always be held in high regard. Its been an icon to not only the aviation world but the general public as it is one of the few aircraft that those with little interest can relate to. But such is life, and all good things must come to an end. Unfor...

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by bill142
Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NBC Olympic Coverage: No Histories, Please!
Replies: 18
Views: 1910

RE: NBC Olympic Coverage: No Histories, Please!

In Australia its a bit like that. But for those who are lucky enough to recieve digital tv they have more options as Seven puts on additional channels devoted to the olympics giving views more choice. But Digital tv is still only very new here and not alot of people have taken it up yet. Also I thin...

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by bill142
Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin To Announce Fleet Changes
Replies: 63
Views: 14068

RE: Virgin To Announce Fleet Changes

Maybe its an order for the Sonice Cruiser. Or perhaps they twisted Airbus' arm enough to start making Concorde spares again.

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by bill142
Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BGI-LHR On Concorde With Pics!
Replies: 38
Views: 23101

RE: BGI-LHR On Concorde With Pics!

Great report. I'm ever so Jealous.

Flying Concorde, one of lifes little goals which will never be fullfilled.

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by bill142
Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Don't Try This At Home (or On A Plane)
Replies: 22
Views: 7826

RE: Don't Try This At Home (or On A Plane)

I suppose you wouldn't think the same if you wre trying to learn a different language and you did the same thing. Cut this person some slack, he made an honest mistake. He may have heard of these words before but wrote them down to find out what they mean.

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by bill142
Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Applies Again To Operate The Aussie To US Rout
Replies: 52
Views: 7997

RE: SQ Applies Again To Operate The Aussie To US Rout

With <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> expected to order the A380 and <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> also having ordered it you could also expect them to become involved in a joint maintenance facility for the A380. It would make a lot of sense for all four...

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by bill142
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF & SQ - Contemplating Marriage
Replies: 15
Views: 3665

RE: QF & SQ - Contemplating Marriage

This would be an interesting relationship. At the moment everyone has their fingers in a number of different pies. I think both airlines would have to leave their alliances, which would be a big loss for both alliances especially One World. If this is going to happen Australia will have to give open...

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