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by rg787
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 vs 737 winglet size
Replies: 10
Views: 2919

Re: 747-400 vs 737 winglet size

viewtopic.php?t=1336209


Thanks!

That makes it smaller than the 737's ones, by almost 70 cm.

Those 742 winglets are indeed MASSIVE! Shame they weren't certified...
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Winglet on the 744 is 6 feet (1.8m) tall. Source on a.net. viewtopic.php?t=1336209


Thanks!

That makes it smaller than the 737's ones, by almost 70 cm.

Those 742 winglets are indeed MASSIVE! Shame they weren't certified...

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by rg787
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 vs 737 winglet size
Replies: 10
Views: 2919

747-400 vs 737 winglet size

Hello! I was looking at the winglets on the 747-400 and their size doesn't look big, but that may be due to the much larger size of its wing by comparison. I know the 737 NG winglets are not exactly the same type, but they look much bigger than the ones on the 744, at 8ft 2in I believe, but the plan...

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by rg787
Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PIA closes Roosevelt Hotel.
Replies: 36
Views: 5867

Re: PIA closes Roosevelt Hotel.

This one says belmond all over it. Hope they find it interesting. That would require significant refurbishment of the property, the Roosevelt was known as the economical hotel in the area Probably, but Belmond has had some of those adventures in the past. Copacabana Palace was just like that. I got...

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by rg787
Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: PIA closes Roosevelt Hotel.
Replies: 36
Views: 5867

Re: PIA closes Roosevelt Hotel.

This one says belmond all over it. Hope they find it interesting.

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by rg787
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aberdeen ground collision
Replies: 31
Views: 7688

Re: Aberdeen ground collision

Surprised no one has asked this yet...

Is it a write-off? Lol

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by rg787
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

Re: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers

I always figured every aircraft with a major airline would have their accompanying engine covers somewhere. Some of the airlines I worked with used to store the covers in the aircraft cargo hold all the time. However much to my surprise a few airlines around here don't have covers for all their sto...

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by rg787
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers
Replies: 7
Views: 2664

COVID19 stored aircraft chocks and engine covers

Hello all, hope everyone is ok. During the COVID19 crisis and consequent aircraft grounding, I've seen a lot of photos from tons and tons of planes on the ground, most of them chocked and with engine covers. I know those are essential equipment to prevent damage etc, but imagining all those planes s...

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by rg787
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport experience innovation
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Airport experience innovation

Hello guys! What were your best experience on airports? Do you have any innovation suggestions? I am working on a business case on a course and where I have to suggest an innovation to an airport, for an airport management company. The airports they handle are two, greatly different from each other:...

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by rg787
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Deep South America Route Question
Replies: 31
Views: 5676

Re: JetBlue Deep South America Route Question

If small planes were not effective to deep south america, we wouldn't have COPA's success, G3 flying do FL and many other examples. It is true however, that competing in GRU and probably EZE is harder, since there is much more competition with much more seats. Either way, Brazil, Argentina and south...

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by rg787
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's latest prank advertising
Replies: 21
Views: 5410

Re: Air Transat's latest prank advertising

In Brazil we have 4 weeks a year by law, plus approx 10 national holidays. Most years it is hard to use it all!

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by rg787
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3579

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

One must remember that this same 60 year old design is able to be competitive even using a lower bypass engine Definitely not an engineer, but would raising the plane a few inches permit a good deal of advancements on engine options? I've never quite understood why the 737 is so low to the ground. ...

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by rg787
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn´t Boeing make a longer range 737 Max?
Replies: 22
Views: 3579

Re: Why doesn´t Boening make a loger range 737 Max?

Isn't the 737 fuselage much more economical than the A32x series? I think Boeing chose to not to do some changes because it would be more expensive and take longer, knowing that it would compromise sales and economies results of the frame, but if they wanted to, they could. One must remember that th...

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by rg787
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding
Replies: 32
Views: 6660

Re: Gifts to crew members/purser upon boarding

Isn't this a safety issue? The chocolates could very well be poisoned, and having all the crew eat it could cause some problems...

Aren't the pilots supposed to eat different food for the same reason?

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by rg787
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?
Replies: 24
Views: 3202

Re: Can pilots be fly both cargo and pax planes of the same model?

I remember Wilco 737 talking about both versions of the 747 on LH. It is probably common when an airline has both types, but I don't know of many airlines who do.

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by rg787
Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 year old impresses Etihad Pilot
Replies: 17
Views: 7886

Re: 5 year old impresses Etihad Pilot

I think a lot of people on A.net remember of their own childhood when looking at that kid. In fact, probably a lot of kids started their love for aviation by reading and viewing stuff on this website, myself included. This doesn't mean we will become pilots or will work with anything aviation relate...

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by rg787
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin
Replies: 18
Views: 2404

Re: Airbus officially opens A330 Completion & Delivery Centre in Tianjin

Clever move. In the short term certainly, long term it's just another step to hand over the keys to the kingdom. But what to do when dealing with a superpower that buys all your stuff? You know they're only plotting against you in the end but your employees and shareholders need to eat. It's been p...

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by rg787
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 757 built is flying again
Replies: 16
Views: 5835

Re: First 757 built is flying again

Does anybody have a link to its first flight video?

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by rg787
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)
Replies: 23
Views: 2748

Re: Brazil tribe gets compensation for plane crash over Amazon forest (GOL 1907)

I feel Gol is on the upside on this. R$ 4M is not that much money for the company, and it not only avoided a PR nightmare but also solved their problems with little effort. Also, it is worth noting that with this agreement, Gol will not need to rescue the wreckage anymore, as demanded by the tribe. ...

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by rg787
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft
Replies: 36
Views: 3900

Re: Medium Sized 4-engine aircraft

What I understand the OP is actually proposing is what is the feasibility of making the MOM a 4 engine aircraft, because there are no engines available for the thrust range proposed by him. It is not an A342, it is rather a new 757/DC8. I would imagine that it is possible, considering the Avro RJ wa...

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by rg787
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 787/A350/A380: Why Trackball and Button Instead of Touchscreen?
Replies: 32
Views: 4617

Re: 787/A350/A380: Why Trackball and Button Instead of Touchscreen?

Touchscreens became widespread about 10 years ago. Once a technology has matured enough to reliably offer its basic functionalities, there is still years worth of work to develop & test a solution which will work in all possible aviation scenarios, and then be certified. Which is why even the C...

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by rg787
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 questions about the Concorde in the UK
Replies: 28
Views: 4034

Re: 3 questions about the Concorde in the UK

I heard the original LHR T5 project had the Concorde inside of it, but something went wrong.

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by rg787
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fun missed approach/landing and low fly-pass
Replies: 10
Views: 3831

Re: Fun missed approach/landing and low fly-pass

While not a go-around, I remember when I was a kid, landing into Rio SDU in a different approach than normal. I was on a VASP 737 at the time, and dad says the captain went on the PA and said we were doing a fly past on some monuments of the city (I don't remember this part) and so we did. I vividly...

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by rg787
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the 757 were still in production...
Replies: 86
Views: 12892

Re: If the 757 were still in production...

The 757 is a great plane but an old one. For me it has two markets: Low range, high capacity market: probably not many airlines would have bought it for this use, as it is an old plane and the A321 has been around for quite some time and probably with much better economics on this type of mission. L...

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by rg787
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NASA 747 SCA previous life
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

NASA 747 SCA previous life

Hello all, happy new year! Today there was a photo from NASA's shuttle carrier 747, and after seeing some more photos of it I noticed and read that it was once a JL plane, and a SR version nonetheless. Does anybody know how many hours it had when it was sold to NASA? What were the reasons for this c...

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by rg787
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia
Replies: 517
Views: 129511

Re: LAMIA RJ85 crashes in Colombia

14 days after the accident and the thread first post still has the country's name spelled wrong...

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by rg787
Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While
Replies: 65
Views: 8916

Re: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While

I don't have anything to add to the discussion, but I would like to thank every poster here for what has been one of the best threads I read in ages. Thank you!

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by rg787
Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) A332S
Replies: 18
Views: 3501

Re: Ex-TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) A332S

Isn't the 788 a lot bigger than the 763? Well, it certainly offers way more cargo capacity, but in terms of passenger capacity, it is perhaps only marginally bigger, and in the end it all comes down to how the different airlines that operate those planes configure their cabins (number of classes, t...

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by rg787
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) A332S
Replies: 18
Views: 3501

Re: Ex-TAM (Now LATAM Brasil) A332S

I would imagine that most current LATAM 763ER routes could be served in the future with 788s (but I am crossing my fingers that GRU-MEX will be A359 in due time hehe). Isn't the 788 a lot bigger than the 763? I imagine that markets such as BSB and CNF-MIA don't have capacity to sustain a 788, and t...

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by rg787
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opening Olympic Airways again
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Opening Olympic Airways again

NYCRuss wrote:
rg787 wrote:
What about the cargo division? I vote for 150 748Fs with no nose cargo door

Make them combis for business in the Canadian arctic.


YESSS!!!!! And while we are at it, buy some 737-200 MADMAXNEO for this too. Oh, and we got to buy lots of 757 to haul fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by rg787
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Opening Olympic Airways again
Replies: 34
Views: 4327

Re: Opening Olympic Airways again

What about the cargo division? I vote for 150 748Fs with no nose cargo door

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by rg787
Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Boeing built the A340
Replies: 28
Views: 6937

Re: If Boeing built the A340

I think what the OP is really asking is the impact on country of origin of the product, in this case the A340, on costumer willingness to buy it, in this case the airlines. I can't really help with this exact question but it is well known that British airlines had a preference for RR in the past and...

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by rg787
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 RA001 Bulge behind upper deck
Replies: 1
Views: 1439

747 RA001 Bulge behind upper deck

I was looking at the image below of the 747 prototype and noticed there is a little bulge just aft of the normal upper deck, similar to the ones we see today for wifi and IFE systems. Does anybody know what is it? Does every 741 have it? Thank you!! http://www.airliners.net/photo/Boeing/B ... /39797...

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by rg787
Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router
Replies: 26
Views: 5708

Re: WN Blames System Wide Outage On One Router

Isn't the DHCP server on these high end structures handled by an actual server rather than a router?

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by rg787
Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2550
Views: 304198

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Well, I think you have seen a lot of complaints and some good things to, but I read on another topic that the majority of the users didn't say anything. After more than 20 pages from this and another threads you probably narrowed the main aspects people talk about, why don't you do a poll asking wha...

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by rg787
Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada: YYZ-GIG zeroed out
Replies: 12
Views: 5811

Re: Air Canada: YYZ-GIG zeroed out

Well, all you hear about Brazil is bad. A government that is in turmoil, huge crime problem, police looking like soldier in a war zone, pollution, a virus, and a Olympic that they may not be ready for. Oh yes, and the world is full of good news, isn't it? The US has Trump, no more words needed; Eur...

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by rg787
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Paid membership
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Paid membership

I doubt that posting will be restricted for free users That is sad, really. Maybe you could come back with the respect thing and only allow people to post after some level of RR, or something like it. The way it is today, a 10 yo guy with nothing to do can come straight to the forums and ask why pl...

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by rg787
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Paid membership
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Paid membership

Since the site update there have been a lot of points I didn't really like, but this one is what is annoying the most: PLEASE come back with the paid membership!!! I know it is great to have some new people on the forums and consequently new subjects, but seriously... People have been asking the mos...

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by rg787
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Taxiways
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

LAX Taxiways

Hello all! I've seen many aerial photos from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and it almost always strikes me that the space between taxiways is also tarmac. I looked on google maps and indeed many taxiways were the same way, what is the reaso...

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by rg787
Mon May 23, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busiest Purely Domestic Airport
Replies: 59
Views: 14031

RE: Busiest Purely Domestic Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gatibosgru" class="quote" target="_blank">gatibosgru</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>Purely for show, no pax on board, ju...

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by rg787
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Sells 4 A330s For Scrap
Replies: 31
Views: 13590

RE: TAM Sells 4 A330s For Scrap

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jr1914" class="quote" target="_blank">jr1914</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>ScottB - Yes, you are right but let me show ...

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by rg787
Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL AMS Presence
Replies: 60
Views: 16042

DL AMS Presence

Hello all! Just seen this photo of 6 or so wide bodies from <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> lined up at <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>, and have seen lots of photos of this even since the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW<...

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by rg787
Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonic Cruiser Today
Replies: 79
Views: 15753

RE: Sonic Cruiser Today

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Stitch" class="quote" target="_blank">Stitch</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>Speed does not sell to the general public. Eff...

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by rg787
Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP With Angola And Brazil Economic Downturns
Replies: 49
Views: 6768

RE: TAP With Angola And Brazil Economic Downturns

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/geoshina" class="quote" target="_blank">geoshina</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i>We call this here the "Brazil cost". You...

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by rg787
Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP With Angola And Brazil Economic Downturns
Replies: 49
Views: 6768

RE: TAP With Angola And Brazil Economic Downturns

Regardless of the impact of the crisis in TAP's revenue, I think it is good for the moment <acronym title="TAP Air Portugal">TP</acronym> is at right now. <acronym title="TAP Air Portugal">TP</acronym> is in need for a reorganization of its structure, and that is hard to do when traffic is exploding...

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by rg787
Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family Stuck In Airport
Replies: 48
Views: 12846

RE: Family Stuck In Airport

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JetBuddy" class="quote" target="_blank">JetBuddy</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>No, it's not harsh. Let's say Russia or Eu...

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by rg787
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Files For MCO-BSB
Replies: 70
Views: 13142

RE: DL Files For MCO-BSB

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/incitatus" class="quote" target="_blank">incitatus</a> (<a href="#56" class="quote">Reply 56</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)"...

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by rg787
Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Changes In Brazil
Replies: 53
Views: 11993

RE: Delta Changes In Brazil

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/815Oceanic" class="quote" target="_blank">815Oceanic</a> (<a href="#23" class="quote">Reply 23</a>):<br/><i>Alright so can we all agree it's ter...

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by rg787
Thu Apr 30, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Changes In Brazil
Replies: 53
Views: 11993

RE: Delta Changes In Brazil

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/andrefranca" class="quote" target="_blank">andrefranca</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>People earning minimum wages don't...

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by rg787
Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GOL Flights To MIA On 737.
Replies: 31
Views: 6045

RE: GOL Flights To MIA On 737.

One should note that COPA has a real shopping mall in <acronym title="Panama City - Tocumen (General Omar Torrijos Herrera) (PTY / MPTO), Panama">PTY</acronym>, while Gol doesn't on either <acronym title="Punta Cana (PUJ / MDPC), Dominican Republic AND Atlanta - Paulding Northwest Atlanta (PUJ), USA...

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by rg787
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TAM Says No More English Speaking Call Centre
Replies: 26
Views: 7801

RE: TAM Says No More English Speaking Call Centre

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/andrefranca" class="quote" target="_blank">andrefranca</a> (<a href="#22" class="quote">Reply 22</a>):<br/><i>First of all, I apologize for how ...

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