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by FriendlySkies
Sat Aug 21, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Bankruptcy Extensions
Replies: 9
Views: 2162

RE: UAL Bankruptcy Extensions

If I'm correct, Tilton came from Texaco or something. He's an oil man, not an airline CEO. But, he seems to be doing ok, much better than Mr. Lorenzo. And, replacing him with a union trustee is not by any means a good idea, I hope the judge realizes that. The simple fact is that <acronym title="Unit...

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by FriendlySkies
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA New Paint Questions?
Replies: 24
Views: 4507

RE: UA New Paint Questions?

<i>Actually.. the new c/s is one such cost cutting measure.....</i> That's correct, planes have to be painted, and the new livery is cheaper to paint (there are too many threads on this subject, if you want to know why it's cheaper, go find one  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Bi...

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by FriendlySkies
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD-airlines Agree To Cuts - But How Many?
Replies: 17
Views: 3362

RE: ORD-airlines Agree To Cuts - But How Many?

<i>I Agree only <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> and Others Serving <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> should get slots vacated by <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acron...

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by FriendlySkies
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Pensions Going, Going...
Replies: 34
Views: 2788

RE: UAL Pensions Going, Going...

<i>You have got to be kidding. When you parents joined in 197? they didn't have 401k's</i> Both of my parents have 401Ks. As far as how any employee who is denied their pension feels, I'm not saying it's a good thing to them, but my point is, if you keep the pensions, and the airline fails, you lose...

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by FriendlySkies
Sat Aug 21, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA New Paint Questions?
Replies: 24
Views: 4507

RE: UA New Paint Questions?

This should help:

1) 777, 757, 737(300), CRJ-200, CRJ-700, ERJ-145, Dash 8, Saab 340 (that's 8)

2) I'm not sure, but supposedly 74 by the end of the year.

3) 747 will be next in Nov. this year.

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by FriendlySkies
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United New Colors
Replies: 6
Views: 2914

RE: United New Colors

Well, I absolutely love the new livery! After seeing them in person, I must say they are amazing. It looks very professional from a distance, but sort of a modern-look as well. Of course, you can't beat Saul Bass, but hey, change has come, and IMO, this change is good! <img src="/discussions/gr...

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by FriendlySkies
Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Bankruptcy Extensions
Replies: 9
Views: 2162

RE: UAL Bankruptcy Extensions

I think this is their fourth one (they're talking about it on the radio right now)...I wish Tilton would get off his ass and do something. Doesn't seem like much has happened in the direction of coming out of bankruptcy. I'm a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> fan, but if they stay...

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by FriendlySkies
Sat Aug 21, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Pensions Going, Going...
Replies: 34
Views: 2788

RE: UAL Pensions Going, Going...

Airzim: As mentioned in other threads on this topic, pensions are a relic of the past. Modern corporations have 401K plans, not pensions, simply because they are cheaper. As mentioned above, it is YOUR responsibility to plan for your retirement, not your employers. The BEST thing that United could d...

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by FriendlySkies
Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 At O'Hare
Replies: 26
Views: 4699

RE: L1011 At O'Hare

Well, what do you know lol? Better yet, what do I know? I was actually right! Here are the only three pics of Tristars at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>, operated by ATA, Delta, and Eastern lol. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><t...

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by FriendlySkies
Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011 At O'Hare
Replies: 26
Views: 4699

RE: L1011 At O'Hare

I don't believe any carrier currently operates the L-1011 out of <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. There may be an occasional ATA charter, but that's it (I'm really not sure on that). I honestly can't remember ever seeing an L-1011 at <acrony...

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by FriendlySkies
Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: AI Programs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2359

RE: AI Programs?

I'm not sure if you mean <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> programs like MyTraffic, Traffic 2004, Ultimate Traffic, or programs that make <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> traffic, so I'll list both.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> I have, for my visible t...

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by FriendlySkies
Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Pensions Going, Going...
Replies: 34
Views: 2788

RE: UAL Pensions Going, Going...

<i>The ATSB was created with the intention of helping airlines. $10 billiion was the amount set aside, yet only $1 billion was actually handed out. And the way it looks now, US and possibly ATA will default on their ATSB loans, where <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> easily had the...

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by FriendlySkies
Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD-airlines Agree To Cuts - But How Many?
Replies: 17
Views: 3362

RE: ORD-airlines Agree To Cuts - But How Many?

I heard on WBBM in Chicago that flights are to be cut by 20%, and that both <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> will move 37 flights out of peak time (which they said was noon-8PM). But that expansion is inevitable, I just wis...

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by FriendlySkies
Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Questions...
Replies: 27
Views: 3598

RE: Air Wisconsin Questions...

Speaking of what the 146 would look like in the new livery, I painted this up for Flight Simulator 2004. I personally believe it looks amazingly awesome! Big grin

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by FriendlySkies
Wed Aug 18, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why No Real Airlines In FS?
Replies: 15
Views: 9138

RE: Why No Real Airlines In FS?

<i>...Perhaps in FS2006 we'll see some Airbuses...</i> Ok, let's think about this one. Microsoft is based near Seattle, <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">WA</acronym>. Boeing builds a good portion of their commercial aircraft and is the largest employer in the state of Washington. They a...

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by FriendlySkies
Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions On The Caravelle
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

RE: Some Questions On The Caravelle

ah, there we go! Thanks a lot! Big grin

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by FriendlySkies
Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions On The Caravelle
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

RE: Some Questions On The Caravelle

Thanks. As far as the flaps, it's hard to describe, but like the aileron, there appear to be three "holes" in the top of the flap. I was wondering if this was an illusion, or if part of the flap doesn't move.

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by FriendlySkies
Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subway At ORD?
Replies: 25
Views: 3950

RE: Subway At ORD?

<i>Where is there a Metra station anywhere near O'Hare? Not even close. Park Ridge is close by, but not close enough to be considered an O'Hare station. Take the <acronym title="Air Nippon (Japan)">EL</acronym>. It's a lot quicker.</i> There <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnafl...

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by FriendlySkies
Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subway At ORD?
Replies: 25
Views: 3950

RE: Subway At ORD?

If you don't want to take the subway, there is a Metra station near the remote parking area. It runs to Union Station downtown I belive, but the subway is much easier to access. I'm not sure if they still run a bus from the ATS station in Lot E to Lot F, as I believe Lot F is now where they put towe...

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by FriendlySkies
Wed Aug 18, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Some Questions On The Caravelle
Replies: 5
Views: 3206

Some Questions On The Caravelle

Hello, I've been studying some pics, but am not sure on two things. On the Caravelle wings (esp. Mk. 3, Mk. <acronym title="Aerosucre (Colombia) and Trans Travel Airlines (Netherlands)">6N</acronym>, and Mk. 6R), it appears that the ailerons and flaps have slots in them. The aileron on each wing app...

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by FriendlySkies
Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why No Real Airlines In FS?
Replies: 15
Views: 9138

RE: Why No Real Airlines In FS?

<i>I have been using <acronym title="Pacoima - Barton Heliport (PAI), USA - California">PAI</acronym> schedules and replacing the aircraft with <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym>-Aarrdavark. Majority of <acronym title="Pacoima - Barton Heliport (PAI), USA - California">PAI</acronym>'s aircraft ...

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by FriendlySkies
Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:20 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Why No Real Airlines In FS?
Replies: 15
Views: 9138

RE: Why No Real Airlines In FS?

Yup, the concorde was in <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> colors. And there is no need for <acronym title="Egyptair">MS</acronym> to include real airlines, as there are hundreds of thousands of freeware aircraft (much better than defaults mind you) that feature real world airlines. Nort...

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by FriendlySkies
Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Virtual Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 3627

RE: Virtual Airlines

I run a virtual airline, our rank system is listed below. Basically, you have to fly so many hours (not segments) to earn your next promotion. Along with promotions, you are allowed to fly a higher class of aircraft. We also have a type rating system, which allows pilots to become "virtually certifi...

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by FriendlySkies
Tue Aug 17, 2004 5:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Did The Caravelle 6R Reversers Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

RE: How Did The Caravelle 6R Reversers Work?

I believe only the Mk. I and Mk. III had brake chutes. The <acronym title="Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russian Federation) and Vieques Air Link (Puerto Rico)">VI</acronym>-N may have, the <acronym title="Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russian Federation) and Vieques Air Link (Puerto Rico)">VI</acronym>-R, 10, 11, ...

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by FriendlySkies
Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Questions...
Replies: 27
Views: 3598

RE: Air Wisconsin Questions...

Cubsrule, That makes sense, there are always a bunch parked over by the hangar. But I'm glad they fly them, about the only chance I get to fly on my favorite "RJ" lol. Flyboy80, <acronym title="Air Wisconsin (USA)">ZW</acronym> operate(d) all three variants of the 146. They had one series -100, not ...

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Prices To Kill Off Airlines Soon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3298

RE: Fuel Prices To Kill Off Airlines Soon?

I'm not sure who is in charge (perhaps the FAA?), but there are regulations against collaboration among airlines. Something that has to do with protecting pax I'm sure, so that all airlines can't unanimously agree to never charge below $1000 USD per ticket on any route, or something like that. Howev...

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Who's A Vatsim User?
Replies: 22
Views: 3618

RE: Who's A Vatsim User?

I'm a fairly new user, I'm still a Student 1 at Chicago ARTCC. But that's fine for me, I can work <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>_TWR until I find the time to learn new material. Chicago approach is a death zone if you don't know what you're...

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Posky CR9 Overpowered?
Replies: 7
Views: 4382

RE: Posky CR9 Overpowered?

The "can't reach FL310" problem is a common problem with POSKY models it seems. I've experienced this in both the A330 (v1) and B767. Do you have your fuel set to 100%? Sometimes, if the FDE is overloaded (extra weight added at MTOW, leading the aircraft to be overweight at full fuel), the aircraft ...

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Did The Caravelle 6R Reversers Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

RE: How Did The Caravelle 6R Reversers Work?

Thanks for the reply. I'm trying to figure out what a translating cowl is, but I'm picturing something in the back of the cowling that morphs? Bascially I'm most interested in any visible moving parts on the engine. Maybe I'll go try to find some pics of the DC-8 reversers (I take it you mean older ...

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Wisconsin Questions...
Replies: 27
Views: 3598

RE: Air Wisconsin Questions...

Ok, just a disclaimer, I'm not sure on any of these, but I have reason to believe I am around the right answer, so I'll give it a shot. 1) This has been discussed, and so far the answer is, nobody knows. I hope they do, I painted one for my <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> and it looks w...

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Curious Object On This Parked 747
Replies: 14
Views: 7915

RE: Curious Object On This Parked 747

<i>Isn't the modern system referred to as "accu-mark"...with a vertical green and red flourescent tube? Helps the pilot line up with the centerline for taxi into the gate, and then tells him when to stop?</i> I know at O'Hare (at least in T1), there are little "stop light" displays at all the gates....

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fuel Prices To Kill Off Airlines Soon?
Replies: 16
Views: 3298

RE: Fuel Prices To Kill Off Airlines Soon?

<i>The airlines need to get togther and raise ticket prices Nope. Can't be done. This would be considered collusion, and the anti-trust division of the D.O.J. would breathe so far down each participating airline's neck so far it wouldn't be funny. If fuel costs don't break them, the DOJ fines would ...

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Drop Mesa.
Replies: 64
Views: 9039

RE: UA To Drop Mesa.

AWAC did operate DHC8s at one point, so that could be happening again (although IMO the D328s are nicer aircraft). Air Whiskey is probably <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s best regional partner, so I'd like them to fly as many routes as possible. Only bad flight I had with them ...

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by FriendlySkies
Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Drop Mesa.
Replies: 64
Views: 9039

RE: UA To Drop Mesa.

...if he would let some one else run the ops that knows what they are doing and be realistic as to what they can do then...

Now, if only we could do this system wide, every airline would be very profitable! Big grin

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by FriendlySkies
Sun Aug 15, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad News For UA :-(
Replies: 51
Views: 13452

RE: Bad News For UA :-(

I'm only going to say one thing. Why the hell can't people on this forum get along over UAL? On one side we have the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>-lovers, who would do anything to protect the airline they love (that's me), and on the other we have the <acronym title="United Air...

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by FriendlySkies
Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strobe Lights.
Replies: 17
Views: 14233

RE: Strobe Lights.

Don't forget the L-1011, which I believe had dual beacon lights, two on top and two on the bottom. Very unique.

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by FriendlySkies
Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Ted Worth The Capital Expense?
Replies: 36
Views: 3649

RE: Is Ted Worth The Capital Expense?

<i>It's a benefit that the airlines offer their employees. Try taking that away from them, too...and see how much farther morale slides. For as hard as employees work, being able to fly biz or first on a vacation is a nice treat.</i> I completely agree with this statement. With all that <acronym tit...

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by FriendlySkies
Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Row 13 With Some Companies
Replies: 34
Views: 4388

RE: Row 13 With Some Companies

Well, this is slightly off topic, but the same general idea. I know for a fact that Terminal 1 (United's Terminal) at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> does not have a gate B13, C13, or C14. (C14 was also excluded as one side of Concourse C is...

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by FriendlySkies
Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Did The Caravelle 6R Reversers Work?
Replies: 6
Views: 3888

How Did The Caravelle 6R Reversers Work?

Hello, I have been searching and searching for an answer to this question, but just can't seem to find it. Does anyone know how the optional reversers on the Sud Caravelle <acronym title="Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russian Federation) and Vieques Air Link (Puerto Rico)">VI</acronym>-R model functioned? T...

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by FriendlySkies
Sun Aug 15, 2004 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&E's "Airline": Does It Help Or Hurt Southwest?
Replies: 20
Views: 4135

RE: A&E's "Airline": Does It Help Or Hurt Southwest?

Long time reader, first time poster <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> The way I look at this and any other form of advertising, whether direct or indirect, is that, no matter how the audience views the product, it will remain in their minds. For instance, with <acrony...

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