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by FlyHoss
Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Lock And Keys
Replies: 16
Views: 3178

RE: Aircraft Lock And Keys

When I mentioned "security issues," I was thinking of the cockpit door (on an airliner) being fresh from recurrent general subjects ground school (which included a reminder about security regulations, i.e. don't tell this stuff to anyone who doesn't need to now, not even your spouse). I didn't mean ...

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by FlyHoss
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Lock And Keys
Replies: 16
Views: 3178

RE: Aircraft Lock And Keys

I'm not going to answer your questions, someone might assert that you're treading on security issues. If you need to know, then you already do. As for starting, it's not a complicated process and there is no ignition key like a car.

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by FlyHoss
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Doesn't Match 3% Fare Increase.
Replies: 14
Views: 2498

RE: Continental Doesn't Match 3% Fare Increase.

Capt Oveur,
Have you seen the price of oil today? CO has NO fuel hedges in place. So, no, CO does not have it's costs under control, especially not the price of fuel.

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by FlyHoss
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Lock And Keys
Replies: 16
Views: 3178

RE: Aircraft Lock And Keys

And where do you connect the jumper cables?

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by FlyHoss
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What State Has The Most Intra-state Routes?
Replies: 61
Views: 9949

RE: What State Has The Most Intra-state Routes?

Well, I'm sure it's not Rhode Island...  Silly

Captain Obvious

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by FlyHoss
Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabotage: Where In The World Is It Allowed?
Replies: 56
Views: 24679

RE: Cabotage: Where In The World Is It Allowed?

IIRC, about a year ago, legislation was passed in the U.S. allowing cabotage on some cargo flights when operating under a code-share. I don't have the details, perhaps someone can fill in the gaps here... A foreign carrier, say Korean Air, could fly freight originating in <acronym title="Anchorage -...

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by FlyHoss
Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO DC-10 Titanium Strip Cause Of Concord Crash
Replies: 222
Views: 22473

RE: CO DC-10 Titanium Strip Cause Of Concord Crash

GDB,
Many thanks for the info you posted in response to my questions.

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by FlyHoss
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO DC-10 Titanium Strip Cause Of Concord Crash
Replies: 222
Views: 22473

RE: CO DC-10 Titanium Strip Cause Of Concord Crash

Wow, what a long thread... I read the whole thing, but I may have missed a few things, so let me ask a question or two. Please? I'm sincerely searching for information and I'm not attempting to further ignite any flame war. Why did the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Concordes have def...

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by FlyHoss
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Embarrassing USAirways - C'mon Management!
Replies: 71
Views: 11681

RE: Plane Embarrassing USAirways - C'mon Management!

Well, don't make it 5.

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by FlyHoss
Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Radio Comm. Pet Peeves
Replies: 50
Views: 4391

RE: Your Radio Comm. Pet Peeves

My pet peeve is the large number of pilots (almost always air carriers) that obviously don't listen to a frequency before transmitting; this normally happens on the intial call. I've seen pilots do it (yes, in the cockpit with me); they dial in the new frequencies and flip the select switch. <acrony...

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by FlyHoss
Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GP Express
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

RE: GP Express

Sllevin, The NTSB Probable Cause found the accident to be "apparently a barrel roll." The NTSB accident/case number is CHI93MA143 in case you want to look it up. See: <a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/query.asp#query_start" target=_blank>http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/query.asp#query_start</a><br><br>[Edi...

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by FlyHoss
Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Colgan Air
Replies: 9
Views: 2218

RE: Colgan Air

I don't think "dumped" is the proper expression. As I understand it, the contract was let out for bid as scheduled. Colgan underbid SkyWest and offered a few more seats per plane as well. SkyWest was given the opportunity to match the bid but chose not to. SkyWest is a excellent operator and I hate ...

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by FlyHoss
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GP Express
Replies: 10
Views: 3118

RE: GP Express

As I recall, <acronym title="China General Aviation">GP</acronym> Express started with Cessna 402s and grew fairly slowly, initially, serving primarily underserved Nebraska markets. There was a fatal 402 accident at Chadron with a couple of years. Beech 99s followed. There was a fatal training accid...

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by FlyHoss
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 Over SW Houston
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

RE: 737 Over SW Houston

Or maybe it's the ex-Lauda Air 737NG that's being used to train Navy (C-40A) pilots. That airplane is usually seen around CLL, though.

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by FlyHoss
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Frank Lorenzo Hated So Much?
Replies: 53
Views: 11890

RE: Why Is Frank Lorenzo Hated So Much?

Lorenzo tried every trick in the book, except running a good airline. He, and his cronies, created "transactions" between subsidiaries and then charged transactions fees, (usually 10%) just to line his pockets, for example. The list goes on and on and on. The great irony is that he would have (IMHO)...

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by FlyHoss
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New SWA Special Livery On 6/14
Replies: 135
Views: 15900

RE: Rumor: New SWA Special Livery On 6/14

Even uglier than CO's Peter Max.

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by FlyHoss
Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Execs Receive BMW 7 Series
Replies: 104
Views: 11238

RE: Continental Execs Receive BMW 7 Series

The first principle of leadership is, "Lead by example." Is that the example the senior <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> management wants to set? No doubt, there are many methods of compensation for senior management at many, many companies. If it's part of their employment c...

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by FlyHoss
Mon Jun 13, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Article About CO's New EWR-PEK Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 4521

RE: Great Article About CO's New EWR-PEK Flights

The polar suits are for flight deck crew use only, thus there would be no mention of them to the passengers in the preflight safety video.

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by FlyHoss
Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Order In Jeopardy
Replies: 77
Views: 15365

RE: Air Canada Order In Jeopardy

Don't forget that this tactic worked with the employee groups at Continental, except for the flight attendants. Remember that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s Boeing order was to be cancelled unless all four unionized groups agreed to concessions on the same day (which woul...

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by FlyHoss
Sat May 28, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not More Female Pilots?
Replies: 21
Views: 4159

RE: Why Not More Female Pilots?

Thanks for the responses. Last weekend, I flew with an excellent FO, who just happened to be female. She manages a full schedule (I know of several FAs that essentially fly "part-time" in order to attend to their families) and a family with two youngsters. She and her husband balance the family load...

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by FlyHoss
Fri May 27, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best / Worst Airline Names
Replies: 55
Views: 30270

RE: Best / Worst Airline Names

U Land (Taiwan)(MD-80s) made me think that the "no frills" mentality had gone too far.

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by FlyHoss
Fri May 27, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Not More Female Pilots?
Replies: 21
Views: 4159

Why Not More Female Pilots?

I've been wondering about this for a long time, why aren't there more female pilots? Is it the lack of role models? Look at how many female doctors and attorneys you see on <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> and how many women enroll in medical and law schools. Which came first, ...

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by FlyHoss
Fri May 27, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's 738s, Are They All Version 2 Yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2678

RE: CO's 738s, Are They All Version 2 Yet?

In other words, call <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> Reservations and ask if your flight is on a 73X, 738 (14F/141Y) or 73N (same as 738, but with winglets). In any case, it can change, so check again on the day of your departure. Only the 73X (of the <acronym title="Contine...

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by FlyHoss
Sat May 21, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difference Between DC 10-10 And DC 10-30 ?
Replies: 26
Views: 11565

RE: Difference Between DC 10-10 And DC 10-30?

The DC-10-40 has Pratt and Whitney engines, preferred by a couple of original (new order) customers; IIRC only <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> and JAL ordered the -40 (new). The -40 was reportedly originally the -20, but <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> o...

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by FlyHoss
Thu May 19, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just For Fun: Rename US/HP
Replies: 95
Views: 6577

RE: Just For Fun: Rename US/HP

IIRC, there already is a Jet USA (a DC-9) freight operator.

Destiny Air made me think of Discovery Airways (or Airlines).

[Edited 2005-05-19 01:00:10]

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by FlyHoss
Tue May 17, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Time Flying On A Beech 1900
Replies: 21
Views: 5530

RE: First Time Flying On A Beech 1900

One more thing, there's no (none, zip, zilch, nada) lavatory on board. Go before you fly!

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by FlyHoss
Mon May 16, 2005 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NY Times To UAL, Drop Dead III
Replies: 56
Views: 10905

RE: NY Times To UAL, Drop Dead III

I've said it before and I'll say it again; UAL can afford their pension obligations. However, nobody is forcing them to do so. It would require a sale of some assets, but it could be done (think Heathrow, for one). I can't fault the UAL management for trying this, though, as this way they get to kee...

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by FlyHoss
Sun May 15, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cmon! Do 'Electronic Items' Disrupt Flight!?
Replies: 46
Views: 6204

RE: Cmon! Do 'Electronic Items' Disrupt Flight!?

Speaking from personal experience, the answer is yes, some electronic devices do cause interference. I can recall three occasions of (otherwise) unexplainable interference; I asked the FAs to check for someone using a cell phone and in each case, someone was doing just that. If I you have the time, ...

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by FlyHoss
Sun May 15, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Looking To Sell XJ, Copa, AirMike
Replies: 55
Views: 6767

RE: Continental Looking To Sell XJ, Copa, AirMike

I don't think <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> will sell all of <acronym title="Continental Micronesia (USA)">CS</acronym>/Air Mike/C.M.I., though they may sell a large share, but expect <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> to maintain control. In that cas...

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by FlyHoss
Wed May 11, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge OK's Pension Dump!
Replies: 100
Views: 7922

RE: Judge OK's Pension Dump!

There has been emphasis on what this pension dumping approval will do to this industry, but I assert that it's a far, far bigger issue than just the airline industry. If one airline, then another and another are allowed to shirk their responsibilities, then other companies in other industries WILL f...

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by FlyHoss
Wed May 11, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Walk Left, Stand Right" (please?)
Replies: 28
Views: 3188

RE: "Walk Left, Stand Right" (please?)

I think it's all part of a trend in our society; consideration and respect for others just isn't taught anymore. There's too much emphasis on "me, me, me - what do you think about me?" I see it at elevators all the time, too. People will push the elevator button, and then crowd the door as it opens,...

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by FlyHoss
Sun May 08, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now
Replies: 15
Views: 14205

RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

In the U.S.A., passengers are not permitted into the flight deck of air carrier aircraft in flight. This prohibition does not apply to private (a.k.a. General Aviation) aircraft. Indeed, many private aircraft are only two-seaters (most trainers); there would be no other way to carry a passenger (tha...

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by FlyHoss
Sat May 07, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now
Replies: 15
Views: 14205

RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

As I suspected, they got the aircraft type wrong. It was a Turbo-Commander, thus not requiring two pilots. Model type 695A (a.k.a. 980 or 1000) and was registered as N337DR.
I found this preliminary data at Aero News Network.

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by FlyHoss
Sat May 07, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now
Replies: 15
Views: 14205

RE: Turboprop Crash In Las Vegas Just Now

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the G-I a (required) two pilot airplane? Where was the other pilot? Or did the USA Today article get the aircraft type wrong?

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by FlyHoss
Sat May 07, 2005 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mechanics At 7 U.S. Airlines To Support UA Strike
Replies: 53
Views: 6965

RE: Mechanics At 7 U.S. Airlines To Support UA Strike

Searpqx (very well) wrote: "The PBGC is not funded with tax dollars, but with premiums paid by corporations. When the PBGC assumes the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> pensions, the payments will come from those fees collected from United and other corporations. While I don't agre...

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by FlyHoss
Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Pilots Avoid DVT?
Replies: 26
Views: 11976

RE: How Do Pilots Avoid DVT?

Although rare, DVT does happen to pilots. I recall one case at my carrier about 8 years ago. The FO sought immediate medical attention after landing, fortunately.

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by FlyHoss
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetlag, Any Suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

RE: Jetlag, Any Suggestions?

Melatonin to get to sleep (causes bizarre and vivid dreams for most people) and a vitamin B complex for energy every 4-5 hours. Some experimentation is necessary to get the dosages right, though. It's not too late to try it and it's all available (over the counter) at your nearest drugstore.

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by FlyHoss
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO EWR-DUB 7/25... What Equipment?
Replies: 8
Views: 2596

RE: CO JFK-DUB 7/25... What Equipment?

Did you mean <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym>? If so, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 22 is scheduled to be a 767-400 (as of tonight). Cong...

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by FlyHoss
Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 2x Daily EWR-AMS
Replies: 13
Views: 4091

RE: CO 2x Daily EWR-AMS

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by FlyHoss
Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To This Southwest 733?
Replies: 49
Views: 17167

RE: What Happened To This Southwest 733?

Alex - Atrude777 No, the <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> incident was almost exactly a year later. The <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glendale / Pasadena) - Bob Hope (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym> accide...

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by FlyHoss
Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To This Southwest 733?
Replies: 49
Views: 17167

RE: What Happened To This Southwest 733?

WN's only incident? Hardly. Though Southwest does have a fantastic safety record, they also ran a 737 (just) off the end of the runway in <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> in March 2001. <a href="http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=200...

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by FlyHoss
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO ExpressJet To Start ERJ 190's!?
Replies: 31
Views: 6713

RE: CO ExpressJet To Start ERJ 190's!?

Falcon84, Regarding (your) reply #13, the Scope clause (part 3 of chapter 1 of the new contract) specifically requires CAL (not ExpressJet) pilots to fly any jet larger than 50 seats to or from any CAL hub. Are there exceptions? Of course, for code share flights for example. If CAL were to allow Exp...

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by FlyHoss
Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO ExpressJet To Start ERJ 190's!?
Replies: 31
Views: 6713

RE: CO ExpressJet To Start ERJ 190's!?

The old and the new CAL pilot contract require that larger regional jets be flown by mainline pilots under most conditions. There may be some merit to having ERJ-170s or 190s, but there are also some negative aspects. ExpressJet could fly these larger ERJs if they didn't fly them to or from CAL hubs...

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by FlyHoss
Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines/Aircraft Used By Rock Stars
Replies: 34
Views: 10806

RE: Airlines/Aircraft Used By Rock Stars

I recall a former <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> star and singer who toured in his own Jet Commander. The pilots would load the baggage compartment to the point of laying on their backs and kicking and pushing with their legs to get it all in. Then the star and band members w...

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by FlyHoss
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United asks for another 2 months to get organised
Replies: 92
Views: 14227

United asks for another 2 months to get organised

Jayspilot, I'm no fan of UAL either, but take a more pragmatic approach (and a downer) please. One, if UAL were to cease operations entirely, what makes you think that an LCC or legacy carrier wouldn't fill the gap? Is there too much capacity and thus too little pricing power? Yes. Does that stop an...

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by FlyHoss
Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Only International Airline?
Replies: 61
Views: 7239

RE: An Only International Airline?

Using AMY's criteria: "Flying to territories (i.e. KLM and <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> to <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym> etc.) is NOT domestic." Then I think Continental Micronesia (CS) also falls into this ...

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by FlyHoss
Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Hiring
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

RE: Pilot Hiring

CO will be hiring pilots very soon; interviewing has already begun.

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by FlyHoss
Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: And The Next Order Is............ For ............
Replies: 35
Views: 10544

RE: And The Next Order Is............ For ........

Aero Republica (P5) orders new 737-700s painted in colors very similar to Continental/ExpressJet/COPA. As an interim measure, P5 takes some <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 737-500s, (conveniently already painted in <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> lik...

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by FlyHoss
Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delivery Dates For CO's New Jets.
Replies: 9
Views: 3437

RE: Delivery Dates For CO's New Jets.

The winglet equipped 757-200 (ship 134) is in Tucson for testing. That testing should be very nearly complete. Once it is complete, the winglets will be removed, and ship 134 will return to service without the winglets. Once the certification is completed (paperwork), <acronym title="Continental Air...

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by FlyHoss
Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 752 Winglet Update?
Replies: 11
Views: 2994

RE: CO 752 Winglet Update?

The CO 757-200 (ship #134) will go winglet-less soon, until the certification is complete (late May). Last I heard, CO expected to have 6 752s equipped with winglets by the end of June.

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