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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windows Missing On B737's
Replies: 23
Views: 6129

RE: Windows Missing On B737's

TWA used to have a single DC9 that had a couple of windows missing on the port side with seats right next to them. IIRC, it was because the thing had been a combi and had had a cargo door there that was sealed up. It flew until pretty much the end. (I can't recall whether it was also the JATO DC9.) ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 "sold Out"
Replies: 36
Views: 14773

RE: A380 "sold Out"

The "sold out" thing is, in my view, just a way to continue the shameless marketing campaign for the whale. The media -- particularly the elite European media -- will just gobble up and report this drek unchallenged, thus making the plane seem more desireable: "Better get on board while there's a ch...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach Airline
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

RE: Long Beach Airline

Thanks. Did he have involvement in any other airlines after that?

I really liked those guys.

All the best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach Airline
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

RE: Long Beach Airline

Looks like our posts "crossed in the mail". You got it right.

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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Beach Airline
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

RE: Long Beach Airline

It was JetAmerica. I flew them to <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym> numerous times from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> in the early-mid-80s. They flew the (then-brand-new) <acronym ti...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future For Planet Airways?
Replies: 3
Views: 2382

RE: Future For Planet Airways?

From their press release, dated today, available on Yahoo. "In addition to the Boeing 727 aircraft currently operated by the Company, Planet has also begun the process of adding newer, next generation aircraft to its fleet. This modernization will enable Planet to expand market share as well as redu...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC
Replies: 10
Views: 3602

RE: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC

PS The teams are a little different this year than those described in the Evergreen report. Among other things, the North American team is now called the "Alliance Contractor Team", and some of the participants and level of aircraft committed have changed. But the basic structure is effectively unch...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC
Replies: 10
Views: 3602

RE: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC

AeroWesty: I'll give you a simple overview and a link to a really good explanation. Simple overview: Airlines commit specific aircraft to the CRAF. This means that they commit to provide those aircraft, and sufficient crews, on short notice when demanded by the Department of Defense. Administration ...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC
Replies: 10
Views: 3602

RE: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC

PS: <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>: While slamming the article, I should also say that I was touched by you...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC
Replies: 10
Views: 3602

RE: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC

Uadc: While the domestic stuff may be "put out to bid", I believe that the long-range flying *must* be offered first to the core members of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet teams, in proportion to the aircraft committed to the fleet by the entirety of those teams. Compensation is paid at a fixed rate per...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC
Replies: 10
Views: 3602

RE: Great NYTimes Article On CRAF/AMC

Not to duplicate my posts on a financial board about this article, but I can't resist. This is not a great article. It is a typically-ignorant NYT article. Here's why: First, does anyone actually FACT-CHECK NY Times writers? Actually, no. They do it themselves. Hence, factual errors. Omni doesn't do...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Monitoring JFK? 4L Just Closed
Replies: 21
Views: 3638

RE: Anyone Monitoring JFK? 4L Just Closed

FedEx 76 just reported to ground that "nobody was injured" upon request of the Tower controller, so I think it's a fair guess that this was the aircraft involved.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Monitoring JFK? 4L Just Closed
Replies: 21
Views: 3638

RE: Anyone Monitoring JFK? 4L Just Closed

At a minimum, FedEx 76 needs a tug from the airport manager, and the tower is communicating with them. That was the basis for my assumption.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Monitoring JFK? 4L Just Closed
Replies: 21
Views: 3638

RE: Anyone Monitoring JFK? 4L Just Closed

FedEx 76 is an MD11 from Chicago.

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Monitoring JFK? 4L Just Closed
Replies: 21
Views: 3638

RE: Anyone Monitoring JFK? 4L Just Closed

May be FedEx 76. This from monitoring the ground freq.

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by wjcandee
Sun Jan 23, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha To Buy 717?
Replies: 37
Views: 6883

RE: Aloha To Buy 717?

Looks like they'll need 10-12 a/c to replace the 16 or so 737-200s, given Hawaiian's experience (i.e. replacing the older fleet with fewer new planes given higher dispatch reliability). A quick look at Airfleets doesn't yield any obvious source of that many aircraft from existing fleets, and it's no...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New ATA Routemap Up And Running
Replies: 38
Views: 6853

RE: New ATA Routemap Up And Running

The VASTLY more important question than whether the map works is how the advance sales have been doing in the last week. We're within 2 weeks of startup now, so it will be interesting to see whether the lowest fares are still available on these routes, as well as what fares are available on the indi...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "ATA" MD-11 (World?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3532

RE: "ata" MD-11 (World?)

Ed, just out of curiosity, does AMC share with you what their rationale is for prohibiting tech stops at military bases? I remember one of your posts from a couple of months ago where you mentioned some of the benefits of using military bases. It would seem that security would be a plus at a militar...

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by wjcandee
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "ATA" MD-11 (World?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3532

"ATA" MD-11 (World?)

Vatry: Thanks. World actually has had a boatload of this military business for a while, but hadn't been using <acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</acronym> very much as a waypoint, seeming to prefer EDDF for some time. Then, recently, they seem to have started to like where you are ag...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jan 20, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "ATA" MD-11 (World?)
Replies: 9
Views: 3532

"ATA" MD-11 (World?)

ATA Flight 4217 today from <acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> is showing as an MD11. Is it safe to assume that this is World Airways subservicing for them on what is presumably an A...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Good For Cargo, Bad For Pax, Why?
Replies: 8
Views: 8194

RE: MD-11 Good For Cargo, Bad For Pax, Why?

Hmmm... I read that the aircraft INITIALLY didn't meet AA's expectations, but that Douglas fairly quickly got the nits worked out. Maybe I'm wrong.

--Bill

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA/SW Reservations Up And Running
Replies: 7
Views: 3233

RE: ATA/SW Reservations Up And Running

Uh..."up and running" is a bit of an exaggeration when it comes to ATA's web site. Southwest got it all loaded in and working. ATA did not. Many pairings (that are legitimate code-shares per the Southwest press release) work on the Southwest.com site but don't fare on ATA.com. Moreover, ATA left out...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's New Slogan "Good Goes Around"
Replies: 42
Views: 5007

RE: DL's New Slogan "Good Goes Around"

My recollection is that there was some speculation that Delta raced the fares and fare advertising out because the story was going to break and/or the competition was going to try to upstage them. My guess is that their agency has a whole *image* advertising campaign built around the slogan that has...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Charters: Soldier Transports
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

RE: North American Charters: Soldier Transports

Clickhappy: Respectfully, if one of my employees flipped someone off while in my uniform, I'd want to know about it. I've had plenty of folks complaint about a hell of a lot less. But that's just me. Or maybe it isn't. Any division manager, regional manager, etc at any large retailer would want to k...

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by wjcandee
Tue Jan 11, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Palm Springs Shut Down?
Replies: 21
Views: 3550

RE: Palm Springs Shut Down?

Nice photos. I love flying through this airport -- very easy, very friendly. And note the HUGE runways for a local airport. Apparently, they used to get DC10s in there.

All the best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Charters: Soldier Transports
Replies: 16
Views: 2837

RE: North American Charters: Soldier Transports

If I were you, I'd write a short "thought you should know" letter to Dan McKinnon, President and CEO of North American, with date, time, ship number, etc. I doubt Mr. McKinnon, a former chairman of the CAB, who has a polish and discipline reputation, would be pleased to hear about this. It's his rep...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA 738's Heading For VCV
Replies: 5
Views: 2727

RE: ATA 738's Heading For VCV

Some of the ATA flights through Victorville may be for military charter. Remember that it's an embarkation point for some troops, both for domestic and international Air Mobility Command flights.

--Bill

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by wjcandee
Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus A330 Ground Incident
Replies: 39
Views: 14915

RE: Aer Lingus A330 Ground Incident

Ed, sounds like fun to be able to squeeze a profitable couple of flights into the middle of non-revenue (ferry) or marginal-revenue (first leg after AMC contract run) flights! Speaking of Ireland without saying too much, it looks like you guys are liking that other Irish airport instead of that Germ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Astar Cargo?
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

RE: Astar Cargo?

PilotPip: You may know this, but as to AbxAir, they have been told by DHL to dump 26 aircraft by the end of 2005, including 7 (3 dc-9s and 4 DC8s) in January 2005. Apparently, 22 air routes are being adjusted. This according to the latest 10Q filed with the SEC (available at the abxair.com web site ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Website Slow All Day... Now Crashed!
Replies: 34
Views: 7458

RE: Delta Website Slow All Day... Now Crashed!

As to the web site crashing, it might very well be an indication of an unexpected buzz over their new fares. I have generally found it to be pretty responsive, even during what one would assume are heavy periods. OTOH, it's a missed opportunity to make a good impression on potential new customers. B...

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by wjcandee
Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Website Slow All Day... Now Crashed!
Replies: 34
Views: 7458

RE: Delta Website Slow All Day... Now Crashed!

Not to be a contrarian, but I actually am very impressed with Delta's technology, and use it all the time. From the information on the screen at boarding, to the auto-rebook technology at the hub (where you just scan your boarding pass for the old flight and get a new one for the new one), to even t...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Astar Cargo?
Replies: 16
Views: 1717

RE: Astar Cargo?

Contrary to what one poster above said, DHL does not exclusively use AStar in the US. They also use Abex Air. Indeed, the two essentially compete for DHL business, and are compensated on a cost-plus basis, with bonuses based upon various performance metrics. There is a guarantee of a certain amount ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA To Add Smaller Jets.
Replies: 11
Views: 6532

RE: ATA To Add Smaller Jets.

737-200?

All the best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ 1/2/05: Boeing Gets Big US 7E7 Order
Replies: 29
Views: 13958

RE: WSJ 1/2/05: Boeing Gets Big US 7E7 Order

Atmx: If that's the case, you're probably right.

Sorry if I stirred up a hornet's nest. (Dang WSJ headline writers...)

--Bill

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ 1/2/05: Boeing Gets Big US 7E7 Order
Replies: 29
Views: 13958

RE: WSJ 1/2/05: Boeing Gets Big US 7E7 Order

Floris: I hardly thinks that this merits a "Duh." Respectfully, the Wall Street Journal often breaks stories on Boeing (and other large American industrial firms) before the markets open and before the companies officially announce them. That's sort of the point of being a business reporter -- to gl...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ 1/2/05: Boeing Gets Big US 7E7 Order
Replies: 29
Views: 13958

RE: WSJ 1/2/05: Boeing Gets Big US 7E7 Order

Too bad nobody here subscribes to the Online Journal, then they could just click on the link and read the article. I actually am finding it quite suspenseful...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ 1/2/05: Boeing Gets Big US 7E7 Order
Replies: 29
Views: 13958

WSJ 1/2/05: Boeing Gets Big US 7E7 Order

The WSJ online edition hit with a headline an hour ago that says "Boeing Gets Big U.S. Order for 7E7s". I don't subscribe to the online edition, so I don't know if this is in addition to the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> order announced on Wednesday. I don't know if 10 air...

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by wjcandee
Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAG: DL To Pull An HP And Become An LCC!
Replies: 60
Views: 8569

RE: MAG: DL To Pull An HP And Become An LCC!

This is a brilliant move, because of the buzz it will create. As a seasoned traveller, I know that claims by American, for example, that they have "low fares" are in fact a come-on. If I want to travel <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acro...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Business Class Discontinued?
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

RE: ATA Business Class Discontinued?

LN-MOW: You may be right. That was certainly the case at the beginning of the service. However, I believe that I noticed business class seats available for reservation on the web site previously. I didn't book one so I can't say for sure. TIMBERWOLF: How good is your source? If accurate, very sad. A...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways DC-10's
Replies: 31
Views: 6224

RE: World Airways DC-10's

Ed, for consistency, wouldn't it have been renumbered as 351 wL, not wA? The other two were numbered 352 and 353 wL. I do know that several secondary sources were assuming (like Bill Harms) assumed that the tail number was going to be changed on ship 351. Guess that was just a bad assumption. All th...

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by wjcandee
Sat Jan 01, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Business Class Discontinued?
Replies: 7
Views: 2068

ATA Business Class Discontinued?

Is ATA business class history? I just tried to price a business class seat from <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on ATA, and no biz fares came up on ATA.com. I t...

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by wjcandee
Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways MD11 Operating For Miami Air Ex JFK
Replies: 20
Views: 4569

RE: World Airways MD11 Operating For Miami Air Ex JFK

Ed, doesn't Miami Air also have a reputation for outstanding catering, as well? I remember seeing Dick Cheney (I think) saying somewhere that they just blew away every charter that he'd ever been on as far as food went. I know that World can do anything from peanuts to caviar as well. Just asking ab...

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by wjcandee
Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CEO Pilots?
Replies: 22
Views: 3092

RE: CEO Pilots?

George Mikelsons of ATA. He flew their first aircraft personally.

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by wjcandee
Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways MD11 Operating For Miami Air Ex JFK
Replies: 20
Views: 4569

RE: World Airways MD11 Operating For Miami Air Ex JFK

Makes much better sense. Thanks for the explanation.

All the best,

Bill

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by wjcandee
Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways MD11 Operating For Miami Air Ex JFK
Replies: 20
Views: 4569

RE: World Airways MD11 Operating For Miami Air Ex JFK

That explains the movement <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> this am. Interesting. You'd thin...

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by wjcandee
Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways DC-10's
Replies: 31
Views: 6224

RE: World Airways DC-10's

Ed, I see what you mean about lift/range. To haul 360 pax (nice pitch for coach!) that distance requires an MD11 over a DC10 or L1011. I hadn't realized that ATA split that route with you; nor did I realize that the AMC considered the load on the -500 sufficient. (Actually, maybe it doesn't; maybe i...

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by wjcandee
Sat Dec 25, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airways DC-10's
Replies: 31
Views: 6224

RE: World Airways DC-10's

The funnier part is that USA Today's article described it as an "L1011" instead of an MD11. I was looking at it and saying, "If that's a DC10, why does it have the Delta belly?" then realized that it was an MD11 (going in the other direction than the DC10 that they mention) and that it was 804. I gu...

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by wjcandee
Mon Dec 20, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hardball With The TSA-Passenger Removed From Plane
Replies: 149
Views: 15771

RE: Hardball With The TSA-Passenger Removed From Plane

Mom sanctimoniously and self-centeredly decided to inconvenience the OTHER PASSENGERS to benefit herself, regardless of whether the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> had a reason or not to ask her to get off. If I were delayed because of her antics, I would be in...

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by wjcandee
Mon Dec 20, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FDX A310 Enroute Bangor-Shannon
Replies: 17
Views: 2543

RE: FDX A310 Enroute Bangor-Shannon

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by wjcandee
Mon Dec 20, 2004 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Most Powerful Widebody Takeoff?
Replies: 52
Views: 12459

RE: What Is The Most Powerful Widebody Takeoff?

Noise -- I read a story from a guy who said that the (non-widebody) Concorde often lined up at Heathrow across the field from his office right as he and his co-workers were returning from lunch. They had some kind of card-key entrance system at the door. If they happened to notice the pointy nose tu...

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