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by Greg
Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380... Already The Most Famous?
Replies: 26
Views: 3782

RE: A380... Already The Most Famous?

The A380 is a commanding aircraft...but not a revolutionary one as readily admitted to even by Airbus (14% of it's reputted 18% CASM improvement over the 744 is due to capacity increase). I expect it will become a huge success in the coming years. But, it will never generate the type of worldwide bu...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 First Class Lavatories (photos)
Replies: 31
Views: 16679

RE: A380 First Class Lavatories (photos)

No offense...but who cares what the bathrooms look like?
In the end..it's a public convenience....not much to get excited about (I hope!).

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by Greg
Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Nerve Of AA
Replies: 38
Views: 7792

RE: The Nerve Of AA

Not to be stupid...but then why aren't you flying United if they are your favorite? So, to recap: <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> changed your itinerary for scheduling reasons--and notified you...60- days prior to departure... And then offered to refund your ticket, if you were...

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by Greg
Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dreamliner 738 For Ryanair
Replies: 22
Views: 7143

Ryanair In Dreamliner Scheme

Is it just me, or does it seem that somehow, in a blinding flash of mangerial brilliance, Boeing has formed a marketing department????

I guess stranger things have happened.  Smile

Nice looking bird.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

Scarlet...I've had my M5 for two years..it's Sterling Silver/Black..stock wheels, etc...just over 13K miles. I have a healthy deposit down on the new 2006/7 one (number 8 in line!). Drerx7...Yes..Advantage Downtown. And yeah, I've driven the E55 three times--awesome cars. They have had them down at ...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

Aerobalance....maybe. I derive a lot of enjoyment from vehicles..so, to me, it's not a waste at all---just a ridiculously expensive hobby. I'd rather have cars than kids (yes, yes, I know, my car won't hug me at night---and that's not the ONLY good thing about it...). Toyotaphiles: So why in the 4Ru...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

Last I read, the M5 still kicked the big boxy ass of the CLK....or is your memory THAT selective???? (I'll give kudos to the E55 since it is a very remarkable car) But the new M5 with 511hp, 7 speed and a V-10 will eat it for lunch! ("What's that blur in my rear view mirror? Oh, yes...EVERYONE!). &n...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

Before someone takes this seriously......Scarlet and I are joking....we are twin children of different mothers (both german...but mine is from Munich..her's from Stuttgart). We have a healthy 'disrespect' for each others motoring choices. Flight....Cayennes are ugly beasts---but I didn't know you co...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

I'm sorry, I meant 'vastly inferior'---I can understand your rage regarding my mistake!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> You can trade it in for a 300C (pimp daddy car!). Guys..the object was to keep it around $45K--which now looks doubtful. A fully loaded <acronym title...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW May Get US Airways Airbus's
Replies: 72
Views: 12160

RE: NW May Get US Airways Airbus's

Actually, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, US, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, and <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> all use the largest French banks for most their Airbus financing. There is no reason to doubt they would want to sh...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

Now Scarlet...just cause we have an inferior <acronym title="MNG Cargo Airlines (Turkey)">MB</acronym>...shouldn't make you hurl insults!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> What would you recommend? Please, please, please don't tell me an ML350!!! Anyway, I'm putting a 45K...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 21, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

M5
Got it at Advantage two years ago.
Have a deposit on the 2006/7 model..but won't be available for 10 months...earliest.

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by Greg
Tue Sep 21, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

Poor guy...pretty much an underachier---or just out of law school.
I know what a Geo is....what's a tracker?

The Titan is full size, right? That's likely too big...I don't really need a truck bed.

Thanks for your help.

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by Greg
Tue Sep 21, 2004 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM From JFK To AMS Puts Down In Manchester
Replies: 18
Views: 9337

RE: KLM From JFK To AMS Puts Down In Manchester

It was a fuel shortage...good call AA.
Was just curious...had some friends on the flight....

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by Greg
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM From JFK To AMS Puts Down In Manchester
Replies: 18
Views: 9337

KLM From JFK To AMS Puts Down In Manchester

Anyone know why?
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by Greg
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

EACO <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>....I didn't know that...I assumed the <acronym title="ATRAN Aviatrans Cargo Airlines (Russian Federation)">V8</acronym> was more powerful...I have no intention of towing..so I'll look again at the V-6. Flight.....Lexus 470 still tops out at ov...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

RE: Second Car.....4Runner?

The <acronym title="Cronus Airlines (Greece)">X5</acronym> hits the $60K mark with the goodies installed..making it a rather expensive garage queen for the supermarket.....the <acronym title="Baikal Airlines (Russian Federation)">X3</acronym> is a joke (don't believe me? Drive one!)---the 3-Series w...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oprah's "Big Secret" Revealed
Replies: 49
Views: 2481

RE: Oprah's "Big Secret" Revealed

I hope they have everyone back in a year to see how the cars are performing. Getting a first year model from <acronym title="Air Slovakia">GM</acronym>....with a new engine, platform, and chasis..has got to be Hell! Those things will spend more time in the shop...than on the road. But GREAT promotio...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Second Car.....4Runner?
Replies: 62
Views: 2281

Second Car.....4Runner?

Any experience with Toyota 4 Runners? Good...bad...indifferent? Still have the uber-sedan for work (and will be replaced with 06 next year)..but need a <acronym title="Suva - Nausori (SUV / NFSU), Fiji">SUV</acronym>-ish car for weekends and hauling. Range Rover...too expensive (74K) LR3....not out ...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: AFA Urges Boycott Of P&G
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

RE: AFA Urges Boycott Of P&G

How interesting. I'd say they are alilgning themselves with Human Rights...not Gay Rights. Shame on those (so called) Christians. While not a big proponent of Gay marriage...I don't see how folks are threatened by this. There are so many more important and worthy issues where this engergy (not to me...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing - Quality
Replies: 30
Views: 10056

RE: Airbus And Boeing - Quality

I've flown Iberia 320's that were only a few years old that you thought were going to fall apart on takeoff... Consequently, on the same trip, <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>'s 10 year old+ 320 seemed as solid as could be.... I'll agree that it has everything to do with maintenance...

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by Greg
Sun Sep 19, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airport Chaplaincy Conference **Self-Gloss Alert**
Replies: 7
Views: 2296

RE: Airport Chaplaincy Conference **Self-Gloss Alert**

See, good work does happen between child molestations! Keep up the diversionary work!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> No way should he get a shaft for this.....any good publicity--even if it's self generated (and published in a Catholic church publication) should be awa...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usairways FILES...What's Next?
Replies: 113
Views: 12941

RE: Usairways FILES...What's Next?

Continental survived two Chapter 11 to become the darling of the industry. However, I don't think USAirways is positioned nearly as well in terms of fleet, staffing, and routes. Personally, I think the industry will be much stronger without them. But good luck to those affected---what a long road of...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Airliners.net Members Athiest?
Replies: 113
Views: 3568

RE: Any Airliners.net Members Athiest?

While not an atheist..and respectful of your right to be one--I'm just curious:
Why are most, if not all, atheists so angry?

Not just on this forum...in person as well.

Articulate and reasonable answers appreciated.

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by Greg
Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11, Three Years Ago Today
Replies: 46
Views: 3914

RE: 9/11, Three Years Ago Today

Apparently 9/11 was a "New York" thing according to a lot of these posts. Funny, I thought it pretty much affected the whole country---if not the world. Get over yourselves. You are not the only ones you have suffered or lost someone to terrorism. The whole tragedy is terrible enough--it doesn't nee...

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by Greg
Sun Sep 12, 2004 4:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ideas For Revenge Please Pt.1
Replies: 48
Views: 2456

RE: Ideas For Revenge Please Pt.1

I had a similiar problem in that I park across two parking places at my residence so my car won't get scratched (before you all start in...I purchased BOTH spaces). My neighbor, who has a nice little <acronym title="MNG Cargo Airlines (Turkey)">MB</acronym> convertible thought that he could also ben...

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by Greg
Sun Sep 12, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental......today's PAN Am
Replies: 34
Views: 5340

RE: Continental......today's PAN Am

Pan Am was the chosen instrument for International recognition and American aviation advancement. It is deep in lengend and legacy---good and bad. Again, how does this compare to Continental? It's about the dumbest comparison I've seen in a while. Sorry (and I'm a huge fan of our hometown airline).

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by Greg
Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Buying A House. Ouch.
Replies: 48
Views: 1857

RE: Buying A House. Ouch.

Have the entire prospective place...whether new or exisitng, checked by a reputable (licensed) real estate inspector. It should only cost about $300-500. It will help in three ways: 1. It will let you know of any faults in the propety that need to be addressed. 2. It is a huge bargaining 'chip' sinc...

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by Greg
Sat Sep 11, 2004 2:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 9/11, Three Years Ago Today
Replies: 46
Views: 3914

RE: 9/11, Three Years Ago Today

With all the rhetoric in the past three years, it seems like a lifetime ago. Best to move on. Dwelling on the past knows nothing about healing. I imagine it is still several years of devastation for most of the families that lost loved ones. Hopefully, they too, will able to move forward with their ...

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by Greg
Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival Of Fokker F70 & F100 By Rekkof
Replies: 81
Views: 10564

RE: Revival Of Fokker F70 & F100 By Rekkof

Not sure SeatGuru is the best source for factual information--bit GEGAS has the standard CRJ200/700/900 installation at 17.25" Interesting that <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, other than the ARJ's....uses a standard 17" for all narrowbodies and their 747's. I think the Airbus...

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by Greg
Fri Sep 10, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reveal Your Pets!
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

RE: Reveal Your Pets!

Uh...I haven't found a real need to post any pictures. I share on a more selective level with individual members.
But thanks for your concern.

Cute cat, though!

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by Greg
Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not Good For US
Replies: 51
Views: 9181

RE: Not Good For US

More than half are secured through two of the largest French banks. They anticipate 'repatriation' if another round of 11 is filed. Currently, the market for 320's in good condition is fairly strong....being no positions left in production for 26 months... Ouboy79 is fairly accurate in one of the sc...

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by Greg
Fri Sep 10, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Not Good For US
Replies: 51
Views: 9181

RE: Not Good For US

They can expect 11...but will likely lead to 7...
Creditors can generally only be fooled once...in such a short period of time.
One of the larger French National banks is ready to start pulling their secured equipment immediately...
Too bad.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Continental #1 Ontime For August
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

RE: DOT: Continental #1 Ontime For August

Good for a decent dinner for two!
Congrats.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 09, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(
Replies: 27
Views: 2112

RE: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(

No...I got all day...I'm off.
 Smile
Hope your feeling better.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(
Replies: 27
Views: 2112

RE: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(

I appreciate your concern. I knicked myself shaving last week---so yes, a tiny flaw, indeed. But it's healed now, so back to being flawless (careful, I never said perfect..you're not paying attention). I fear, like many Germans, you take yourself just a bit too serious! Or one of those types that ne...

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by Greg
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did You Pick A Girl Up?
Replies: 76
Views: 4217

RE: How Did You Pick A Girl Up?

20 feet of rope and a gun.
 Smile
Kidding, of course.
I dated a girl once--------once.

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by Greg
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(
Replies: 27
Views: 2112

RE: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(

I doubt it...my personality is flawless, as well.  Smile
It would appear you are the only one with the issue...

Anyway, the point...wether lost in questionable humour (and spelling) was to with Ual74 good luck and speedy recovery.

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by Greg
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(
Replies: 27
Views: 2112

RE: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(

Hey, at least I didn't charge him, right?
It started out as a joke and then he got defensive...no harm done.
Greg

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by Greg
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(
Replies: 27
Views: 2112

RE: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(

Wow...you got the KROC syndrome...(the need to recognize a joke by the small smiley face next to the comment...).

And sorry, don't give a rat's ass how I spell....(if it bothers you--take it up with your shrink).

Hope if all goes well for you.

Brgds.



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by Greg
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(
Replies: 27
Views: 2112

RE: I Have To Have A Biopsy :-(

So, in a additional to this dilemma....you also have a psychiatrist? For what, the hypochrondia? <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KAND), USA - South Carolina">AND</acronym>..you want to be a doctor? Might want to rethink your career choice.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/sm...

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by Greg
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Recovery Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

RE: Delta's Recovery Plan

Absolutely craptacular!
It's much ado about nothing.....

The only move of significance is getting rid of 6-8K employees---Delta has always been bloated. But it's likely management should make concessions first....

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by Greg
Wed Sep 08, 2004 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA 737's
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

RE: ATA 737's

They are disposing of 30 738's provided they can find homes for them. Keeping four, I guess.

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by Greg
Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We're Back Online....aint It Great?
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

RE: We're Back Online....aint It Great?

When was it down?
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by Greg
Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Thought For The Pot-Smoking A.netters
Replies: 36
Views: 2551

RE: Thought For The Pot-Smoking A.netters

The shit stinks...as does most he folks who use it. Why anyone would want to smell like a pair of old socks is beyond me...particularly on women---it's vile. Potheads are a lot of things.....cool is not one of them. But enjoy, anyway...I haven't met anyone who indulged that hasn't got in to some tro...

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by Greg
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your House
Replies: 41
Views: 2020

RE: Your House

My loft is at the Gotham....in Houston.
Do a Google search if so inclined.

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by Greg
Tue Sep 07, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Reveal Your Pets!
Replies: 31
Views: 2631

RE: Reveal Your Pets!

I am allowed to share my residence with two, three year old cats--Lola and Alley---both females. Like most cats, they share the interesting habits of intensly watching you eat (yes, the POSSIBILITY of food), watching you shower and shave....and sitting on the morning paper while you try and read it....

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by Greg
Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quality Of Life In Spain
Replies: 36
Views: 3016

RE: Quality Of Life In Spain

When my former company was looking for a secondary European office site (primary is in London) we we're all hoping for Spain (specifically, Barcelona). It wasn't until we got the report from our consultants that we learned they have one of the highest crime rates in Europe---for both violent and non...

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by Greg
Mon Sep 06, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revival Of Fokker F70 & F100 By Rekkof
Replies: 81
Views: 10564

RE: Revival Of Fokker F70 & F100 By Rekkof

I'm sorry, again, how many aircraft have been ordered?

While not a venture capital 'scam'--it's pretty close.

The likelihood of ever seeing production started again are zero.

I realize there is a a lot of Dutch pride here---but if EMB170's and CRJ700's are not selling...why would an F70?

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by Greg
Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't You Just Love Wal-Mart?
Replies: 42
Views: 2881

RE: Don't You Just Love Wal-Mart?

I'm not sure why...but the minute I walk in WalMart I feel poor and dirty. And the stores smell--which I reason is that they can't clean them adequately if they are open 24 hours. Target seems <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> (?)--at least it's clean. I usually just stay away from ei...

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