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by Braniff727
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $6 Billion 7E7 Subsidies, Justified?
Replies: 186
Views: 9636

RE: The $6 Billion 7E7 Subsidies, Justified?

NoUFO, The money I pay to the government is still <acronym title="Midwest Airlines (Egypt) and Aerotransportes Mas (Mexico)">MY</acronym> money. They did not earn it, the require me to pay it. The government does not earn that money, they take it. So what is my agenda? I didn't realize that I had on...

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by Braniff727
Sat Jan 29, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The $6 Billion 7E7 Subsidies, Justified?
Replies: 186
Views: 9636

RE: The $6 Billion 7E7 Subsidies, Justified?

sub·si·dy n. pl. sub·si·dies 1. Monetary assistance granted by a government to a person or group in support of an enterprise regarded as being in the public interest. 2. Financial assistance given by one person or government to another. 3. Money formerly granted to the British Crown by Parliament. T...

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by Braniff727
Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Orders More A330s To Replace D10 On Atlantic
Replies: 77
Views: 15157

RE: NW Orders More A330s To Replace D10 On Atlanti

"See pictures: <a href="http://www.flightattendants.org/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4371/sort/1/cat/all/page/6" target=_blank>http://www.flightattendants.org/photopost/showphoto.php/photo/4371/sort/1/cat/all/page/6</a> Anyone heard anything about this incident?" Yeah that looks not so pretty, thou...

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by Braniff727
Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Boyd On The A380
Replies: 97
Views: 13224

RE: Mike Boyd On The A380

I don't believe it's a technological marvel. It's a big plane. The end. It uses pretty much the same technology that is in the A320 / 330 / 340. I agree to some extent with what Boyd said. The entire rollout ceremony for what essentially is just a really big plane seems to be an ego thing for the EU...

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by Braniff727
Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's "Sleep On The Job" Ad Campaign
Replies: 16
Views: 5811

RE: NW's "Sleep On The Job" Ad Campaign

I believe that the billboard is meant to do a couple of things; get the idea that NWA is a good option, and show their premier product in hopes that if you are not flying WBC, you will want to in the future. I also agree that the "Now you're flying smart" slogan left a little to be desired. It's not...

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by Braniff727
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A's Call For A Nationwide Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 8118

RE: F/A's Call For A Nationwide Strike

This kills me. I'm not anti-union, but I am anti-stupid union. Unions are a business. They collect their dues from their members and the people that run them reap the benefits. This insane act is to shut down all commercial flights in the US. Shall we reflect on the last time the entire US airline i...

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by Braniff727
Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A's Call For A Nationwide Strike
Replies: 104
Views: 8118

RE: F/A's Call For A Nationwide Strike

Is it just me or is this starting to look a lot like Eastern Airlines? I understand that the groups are not happy about the state of the industry, but this to me seems completely foolish on their part. If they do in fact strike, they would cripple the two airlines in the worst financial state. They ...

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by Braniff727
Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Service On CO/NW
Replies: 21
Views: 3672

RE: Great Service On CO/NW

Just did <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-BOM-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> and <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicin...

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by Braniff727
Tue Jul 27, 2004 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 327 Incident True!
Replies: 24
Views: 6893

RE: NW 327 Incident True!

Just had this forwarded to me as a follow up to this story. AIR MARSHALS SAY PASSENGER OVERREACTED By ERIC LEONARD KFI NEWS LOS ANGELES | July 22, 2004 - Undercover federal air marshals on board a June 29 Northwest airlines flight from Detroit to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KL...

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by Braniff727
Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Fly NW?
Replies: 73
Views: 5366

RE: Why Fly NW?

My reasons for flying <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> are they are the largest airline at my airport (<acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>). They offer the best <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> program I'v...

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by Braniff727
Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disgusting DC9 @ YYZ
Replies: 79
Views: 9082

RE: Disgusting DC9 @ YYZ

Riiiiight. Planes get dirty folks. Perhaps the plane you were looking at is next in line for paint. Perhaps the plane you were looking at just has some exhaust on the back of the fuselage by the engines. Perhaps you just really, really don't like Northwest and you are grasping for anything to compla...

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by Braniff727
Fri May 14, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAs Get Congressional Help On Rest
Replies: 57
Views: 3295

RE: FAs Get Congressional Help On Rest

Well I am not, nor have I ever been a flight attendant. BEGIN RANT I cannot speak to minimum rest because I get plenty from day to day, but I can see how being on a 5 day trip, with 4 to 5 legs a day and only having a few hours of sleep can be detrimental, especially when dealing with the "I pay you...

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by Braniff727
Wed Apr 14, 2004 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA New Colors - Version #5 (final)
Replies: 27
Views: 5382

RE: AA New Colors - Version #5 (final)

I like it. It reminds me of the Braniff Calder 727, Flying Colors of the USA, which was to represent the US Flag flying in the wind. I think that for American it is appropriate to have the waving flag symbolism. Just my $.02.

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by Braniff727
Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW1279 MSP-BOI Diverted To BIL?
Replies: 5
Views: 2939

RE: NW1279 MSP-BOI Diverted To BIL?

from nwa.com Departs: <acronym title="Billings - Logan International (BIL / KBIL), USA - Montana">BIL</acronym> Arrives: <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> Gate: Gate: 16 Scheduled: Scheduled: 1:25PM Estimated: 1:38PM Estimated: 2:56PM Aircraft: A319 Wea...

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by Braniff727
Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another 9/11 Style Attack Possible In Near Future?
Replies: 106
Views: 11872

RE: Another 9/11 Style Attack Possible In Near Fut

Santosdumont;

A quote from your post:

"George H.W. Bush will tell you the US liberated Kuwait from Iraq in Gulf War I. If that's the case, why is it that women still can't vote there?"

Because the US did not liberate Kuwaiti women. It liberated Kuwait from Iraq which invaded it.

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by Braniff727
Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Slogans?
Replies: 76
Views: 10144

RE: Airline Slogans?

Braniff

"The Best Low Fare In the Air. Believe It!" Early 80's

"Believe It!" Later 80's

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by Braniff727
Wed Oct 08, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Airlines Domestic First Class
Replies: 24
Views: 4772

RE: NW Airlines Domestic First Class

It really depends on where you're going. It's ok, basic domestic first class. Food is ok, but if they offer the ziti, don't get that.

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by Braniff727
Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Do You Avoid?
Replies: 130
Views: 8894

RE: Which Airline Do You Avoid?

AA because I cannot stand them in general. Horrible experience on them. Also because they have a hun in ORD. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> because they have a hub in ORD and because I don't trust that they will be around long enough to use a ticket. Other than that, I really do...

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by Braniff727
Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines On Simpsons Tonight
Replies: 18
Views: 6007

RE: Eastern Airlines On Simpsons Tonight

FYI:

Delta is no longer the Official Airline of Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Resort.

There has been no 'Official Airline' since January 1, 1996.

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A330 Seat Photos Found!
Replies: 54
Views: 8039

RE: NW A330 Seat Photos Found!

Milemaster; Keep in mind that in that photo you cannot see the entire seat back. The privacy shell partially blocks the view of the seat. I highly doubt that the WBC are uncomfortable. The only feelings of discomfort this aircraft is giving is to it's domestic competitors and those that constantly c...

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW A330 Seat Photos Found!
Replies: 54
Views: 8039

RE: NW A330 Seat Photos Found!

Ladevale: NWA did extensive research on the bed and found that a perfectly flat bed on an aircraft was not the most preferred. As for the appearance of the interior walls, you can hardly judge the appearance based on photos, especially those photos. Typically, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA...

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA New WBC / A330 Presentation Available
Replies: 16
Views: 3463

NWA New WBC / A330 Presentation Available

A presentation is currently available at NW's website.

http://www.nwa.com

Looks nice!

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Expansion Possibilities
Replies: 34
Views: 4248

RE: DCA Expansion Possibilities

The MWAA is currently rennovating the historic terminal. This will include ticket counters, gates and jetways for occupants of the current A terminal. Once everyone is moved in, the nasty old A thing will be demolished. I do not recall the timeline for completion. I've been flying in and out of <acr...

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by Braniff727
Sat Aug 02, 2003 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner Purchases That Look Foolish In Hindsight
Replies: 83
Views: 8694

RE: Airliner Purchases That Look Foolish In Hindsi

Braniff II picked up the Pan Am order for 50 A320's with options for an additional 50. They also ordered 17 F100's.

I believe 3 or 4 320's made it into service before they shut down. F100's weren't even produced.

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by Braniff727
Wed Jul 30, 2003 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Terror Warning
Replies: 54
Views: 4096

RE: New Terror Warning

Why are people blowing this out of proportion? If you turned on the news anywhere in the US two days ago, top stories included how US Federal agencies failed to prevent 9/11 based on intelligence they had. A day later, the same Federal Agencies make is known that they have heard hints that another 9...

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by Braniff727
Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA's Yield The Highest At Detroit
Replies: 12
Views: 2316

RE: NWA's Yield The Highest At Detroit

So because <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is an well run airline, having made hubs where no one else has big operations, this makes them bad? I think that makes them smart. Do they make efforts to squash competition? Yes, that's business folks. Airlines aren't out there to gi...

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by Braniff727
Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Information About A320 Air France Crash?
Replies: 38
Views: 6742

RE: Information About A320 Air France Crash?

If memory serves me, these pilots were not just barnstorming, they were performing a fly-by at an air show. I saw a special on this, and I remember the experts talking about this. The aircraft's computers 'thought' the plane was landing, so when the pilots realized they were in trouble, they attempt...

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by Braniff727
Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Reports May Monthly Operating Results
Replies: 43
Views: 4344

RE: UAL Reports May Monthly Operating Results

So they lost $155 million in May, but aren't "sliding further into an abyss?" Can you explain how 5 solid months of loss, regardless of the amount of the loss is not sliding further into the abyss? You said it right, the first month UAL makes a profit will be the first month they have turned around....

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by Braniff727
Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

RE: UA Stock

Probably not the best idea. It was recently reported that it would be worthless when / if they emerge from bankruptcy.

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by Braniff727
Wed Jul 02, 2003 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Reports May Monthly Operating Results
Replies: 43
Views: 4344

RE: UAL Reports May Monthly Operating Results

UALPHLCS; That is fine, but UAL has lost over $7 million since January, which would leave them $1 billion based on your numbers. That of course does not include any DIP loans or government money. I understand that UAL owes nothing to the folks at A.net, however you must understand that to us, readin...

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by Braniff727
Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Reports May Monthly Operating Results
Replies: 43
Views: 4344

RE: UAL Reports May Monthly Operating Results

Um, I might be wrong, but that $1.7 Billion you speak of is money loaned to United by other companies. So that means that without that money <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has about $0. Initially they had $2.3 billion, that was as of 01/01/2003. That is about a $600 Million loss...

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by Braniff727
Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest, What Are You Thinking?
Replies: 17
Views: 4059

RE: Northwest, What Are You Thinking?

HlywdCatft; I agree that they can easily take a cut in pay, however why should they sacrifice to save their company when the rest of the employees aren't willing? As far as poor decisions by management, well I would certainly say <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has been among ...

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by Braniff727
Fri Jun 27, 2003 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest, What Are You Thinking?
Replies: 17
Views: 4059

RE: Northwest, What Are You Thinking?

I don't know. I don't want to make it sound like I'm on management's side, but why should they take a paycut if the rest of the employees won't? Management's salary is such a small percentage of the overall payroll, that even with their cut the savings would be minimal. Yeas I understand they make m...

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by Braniff727
Tue Jun 10, 2003 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onboard BN, EA, TW, PA
Replies: 34
Views: 3770

RE: Onboard BN, EA, TW, PA

Try the following sites for Braniff International History:

http://www.braniffinternational.org

and

http://www.braniffinternational.com

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by Braniff727
Thu May 29, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Flight Attendant Punched By Passenger
Replies: 42
Views: 6511

RE: NWA Flight Attendant Punched By Passenger

Unbelievable. I was expecting someone to say something like that. So if you are in a restaurant and get bad service is it understandable to hit a waiter? Bad service or not, it is not acceptable, or understandable to hit someone. Furthermore, you should NEVER touch someone at all. PERIOD. People nee...

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by Braniff727
Thu May 29, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Flight Attendant Punched By Passenger
Replies: 42
Views: 6511

NWA Flight Attendant Punched By Passenger

With this and the Qantas incident, it looks like the flying public has returned to its normal, rude and nasty habits. <a href="http://www.clickondetroit.com/det/news/stories/news-223360120030528-160508.html" target=_blank>http://www.clickondetroit.com/det/news/stories/news-223360120030528-160508.htm...

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by Braniff727
Tue May 20, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Cuts Services, No Translators Or Drinks
Replies: 44
Views: 5811

RE: NWA Cuts Services, No Translators Or Drinks

Remember, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> does not market itself as a business class airline. They market themselves as what they are, a safe and efficient airline that will get you to where you want to go. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> doesn't promise...

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by Braniff727
Tue May 20, 2003 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Cuts Services, No Translators Or Drinks
Replies: 44
Views: 5811

RE: NWA Cuts Services, No Translators Or Drinks

He added, "I just flew first class from Allentown to Minneapolis. There was no service. They came one time with a can of Coke and later with bags of pretzels." <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> serves Pepsi. They still have drinks, just that he did not receive a pre-flight beve...

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by Braniff727
Thu May 15, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 Overflies NYC... 9-11 Scares..
Replies: 50
Views: 4816

RE: CO 777 Overflies NYC... 9-11 Scares..

Further detail of my post: sarcasm Sar"casm, n. [F. sarcasme, L. sarcasmus, Gr. sarkasmo`s, from sarka`zein to tear flesh like dogs, to bite the lips in rage, to speak bitterly, to sneer, fr. sa`rx, sa`rkos, flesh.] A keen, reproachful expression; a satirical remark uttered with some degree of scorn...

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by Braniff727
Thu May 15, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 777 Overflies NYC... 9-11 Scares..
Replies: 50
Views: 4816

RE: CO 777 Overflies NYC... 9-11 Scares..

I think the obvious solution to this is to not allow planes near New York period.

If you want to visit, you should take a train.

Grow up.

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by Braniff727
Tue May 13, 2003 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Trys To Kill MEH...
Replies: 56
Views: 5580

RE: NWA Trys To Kill MEH...

Um, yeah so I guess the government should come in here and stop competition. It isn't fair that one business is trying to make money! HOW DARE THEY! I personally think this is less about Midwest and more about AirTran and United. Let's wait to see how this is marketed by Northwest. <acronym title="M...

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by Braniff727
Tue May 13, 2003 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Comments On NWA New Livery
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

RE: More Comments On NWA New Livery

NWA is to reflect their global reach so as not to be associated with a specifc region. It also has a tie with their website. Unlike most other carriers who use their name as part of their web address, Northwest is simply nwa.com. Further the arrow does not point to the North East. It points forward ...

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by Braniff727
Fri May 09, 2003 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest New Colors (DC-9 And Color Questions))
Replies: 13
Views: 4267

RE: Northwest New Colors (DC-9 And Color Questions

FLY777UAL, As Iflewrepublic stated, FAA mandates 1 <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> per 50 pax. The standard 717 configuration from Boeing is 8 F and 98 Y seats, however <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> currently operates the majority of its single aisle airc...

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by Braniff727
Fri May 09, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest New Colors (DC-9 And Color Questions))
Replies: 13
Views: 4267

RE: Northwest New Colors (DC-9 And Color Questions

Yes DC9's have maintenance costs, but to be honest I can't think of an airplane that doesn't. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> spent appx. $7 million per aircraft modernizing them in the late 1990's, so they are going to be around for a while. Another note, in addition to havin...

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by Braniff727
Fri May 02, 2003 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airlines Can Be So Stupid
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

RE: The Airlines Can Be So Stupid

Kevi747;

It depends on the hotel. My boyfriend has gotten tons of points from hotels stays on layovers, however I believe the vast majority of them were in the US, which probably won't help you.

Still it's worth a shot. A lot of times, it's up to the front desk worker. Never hurts to ask!

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by Braniff727
Fri May 02, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA European Routes?
Replies: 19
Views: 3134

RE: NWA European Routes?

AMS, <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>, <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>, and seasonal <acronym title="Rome -...

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by Braniff727
Mon Apr 28, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First NW Painted With Airbus A320!
Replies: 25
Views: 5604

RE: First NW Painted With Airbus A320!

It's silver. A very light silver.

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by Braniff727
Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA New Look Opinion And DC-10 Fleet Query
Replies: 10
Views: 4699

RE: NWA New Look Opinion And DC-10 Fleet Query

Interesting... That editorial states that the logo is a decal. I hadn't heard that before, but if it's true, that would make painting the new scheme incredibly simple. Spray the whole thing silver, then paint the tail red, apply the decal and you're ready to go!

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by Braniff727
Thu Apr 17, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Posts Q1 Loss Of US$396 Million
Replies: 17
Views: 5871

RE: Northwest Airlines Posts Q1 Loss Of US$396 Mil

NWA, as well as all of the majors, is in a not too good position. That being said, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> has a lot of liquidity and at last report, (a few weeks ago I believe, don't have the source, sorry) $2.1 Billion cash on hand. If the current industry trends con...

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by Braniff727
Wed Apr 16, 2003 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking NEWS: AMR F/As Reject Concessions
Replies: 52
Views: 5127

RE: Breaking NEWS: AMR F/As Reject Concessions

Northwest said in a special newsletter to employees a while back that everytime an airline renegotiates deals with a vendor, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> will demand the same deal. I'm sure they are already in negotiations. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acro...

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