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by Braniff727
Tue Apr 15, 2003 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's New Livery...DTW Terminal...?
Replies: 5
Views: 3965

RE: NW's New Livery...DTW Terminal...?

I don't have any specific information, but I would guess not anytime soon. The decision to change the livery was a matter of timing. Changing now will save money because of the number of aircraft to be delivered (meaning <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> won't have to paint them...

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by Braniff727
Sat Apr 05, 2003 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Hanging From The Overhead Bins?
Replies: 2
Views: 2711

RE: What's Hanging From The Overhead Bins?

I do believe that is a bassinet for a small child. Normally, you have bassinets at only the bulkhead seats, however some airlines ( I BELIEVE) also have available bassinets that hang from the overhead bins in the last row of particular sections (so as to not block the video screen view for passenger...

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by Braniff727
Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nwa-launch Today
Replies: 83
Views: 7522

RE: Nwa-launch Today

The NWA Employee site has one, but it's password protected.

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by Braniff727
Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nwa-launch Today
Replies: 83
Views: 7522

RE: Nwa-launch Today

The 744 looks really good! I noticed that the KLM / NWA sticker on it also has the new logo.

Fitting that the first 744 painted is the first one delivered!

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by Braniff727
Fri Apr 04, 2003 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nwa-launch Today
Replies: 83
Views: 7522

RE: Nwa-launch Today

I'm really starting to like the livery, but not on the 753. I really think it's just an awkward looking plane, and pretty much any livery on it looks strange.

Can't wait to see it on the 744 and 319 today!

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by Braniff727
Wed Apr 02, 2003 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Pic Of The Aurora!
Replies: 13
Views: 4857

RE: 1st Pic Of The Aurora!

April Fools Day.

'nuff said.

PS: I fell for it.

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by Braniff727
Tue Apr 01, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Banks Withdraw AA's DIP Financing
Replies: 12
Views: 3257

RE: Banks Withdraw AA's DIP Financing

I don't want to be negative, but AA has not made any announcements about anything.

While agreements have been made, the employees still have to approve them. If greed outweighs common sense, bankruptcy will be right around the corner.

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by Braniff727
Sun Mar 30, 2003 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA New Paint Looks Great In First Real Pic
Replies: 70
Views: 7911

RE: NWA New Paint Looks Great In First Real Pic

Well I think it looks a heck of a lot better in these new photos. I think a lot of the negative reaction is due to the fact that the 753 is a relatively awkward looking aircraft for this scheme. It's extremely long, but thin, and since there is relaitvely little going on with the new scheme it looks...

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by Braniff727
Sat Mar 29, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest, UPS New Colors.....
Replies: 17
Views: 3279

RE: Northwest, UPS New Colors.....

Erik in <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> Please see the 900 other posts on how the new livery is NOT costing <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> additional money, rather saving 3% to 5% per...

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by Braniff727
Fri Mar 28, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Northwest Logo?!?!?!
Replies: 26
Views: 4649

RE: The Northwest Logo?!?!?!

Ok, for the 900th time... 1. All airplanes have to be painted or have a protective coating on them. 2. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is only repainting planes as they normally would be re-painted (in really simple terms, when an airplane goes in to be repainted, meaning it's...

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by Braniff727
Thu Mar 27, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 In New Colors ... First Picture (?)
Replies: 123
Views: 11500

RE: NW 757 In New Colors ... First Picture (?)

Ok, I'm going to chime in again. Based on that photo, it's not great, but I think we still have to wait to see it in person. When I first saw the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> scheme I hated it, but then when I saw it up close, I loved it. I still think that ...

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by Braniff727
Thu Mar 27, 2003 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 In New Colors ... First Picture (?)
Replies: 123
Views: 11500

RE: NW 757 In New Colors ... First Picture (?)

FYI,

The current livery was introduced in 1989, not 1994.

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by Braniff727
Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 In New Colors ... First Picture (?)
Replies: 123
Views: 11500

RE: NW 757 In New Colors ... First Picture (?)

I'm going to wait until I see it in person. I'm hoping they say that the compass isn't supposed to point to the North West rather up and ahead, otherwise aircraft right should read NEA. Also I think the fuselage is silver, but the lighting in the photo (I'm really hoping) was bad. Crossing my finger...

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by Braniff727
Fri Mar 21, 2003 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's New Livery
Replies: 210
Views: 20485

RE: NW's New Livery

I just realized that my hosting site probably won't let me link the photo.

Sorry if it doesn't work, it's basically adding the current compass logo partially on the tail and in grey behind the n in nwa on the fuselage.

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by Braniff727
Fri Mar 21, 2003 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's New Livery
Replies: 210
Views: 20485

RE: NW's New Livery

Ok, I can deal with it, but here's my extremely poor attempt at making it a little better...

http://jmich1976.tripod.com//sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/newnwalivery.jpg

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by Braniff727
Thu Mar 20, 2003 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's New Livery
Replies: 210
Views: 20485

RE: NW's New Livery

Dear Lord I hope not... The front is ok, but NWA is not something Northwest is known as. It's not like Federal Express putting FedEx on their planes in HUGE lettering. Aside from that, getting rid of their current logo would cost a lot of money in signage and uniforms. Now if the tail had the curren...

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by Braniff727
Sat Mar 15, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's New Livery
Replies: 210
Views: 20485

RE: NW's New Livery

Ryefly, That's what I thought. I'm just wondering if it looks something like the one you designed. On a crew forum someone heard on the <acronym title="VASP (Brazil)">VP</acronym>'s describe it as the 'Rome's on Fire' scheme which immediately brought to mind the scheme you did. At any rate, I'm very...

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by Braniff727
Sat Mar 15, 2003 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's New Livery
Replies: 210
Views: 20485

RE: NW's New Livery

Favre,

That sounds a lot like the one from Lila Design

http://www.liladesign.com/LDA-Inspirations-Gallery.gif

Is it similar?

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by Braniff727
Wed Mar 12, 2003 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airlines--70,000 Jobs Lost If Iraq War Begins
Replies: 30
Views: 4070

RE: U.S. Airlines--70,000 Jobs Lost If Iraq War Be

I think that is alarmist personally. I think a war, or quick military action as it's more likely to be might cause the loss of weaker airlines, which will only strengthen the industry by reducing capacity. This is much like the Gulf War in the early 90's. Before the war, the economy suffered due to ...

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by Braniff727
Fri Mar 07, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Use DC-9s From Miami To DTW?
Replies: 29
Views: 4136

RE: Why Use DC-9s From Miami To DTW?

PSU... FYI;

The NW D94 has an aircraft capacity of 110 seats, not 112.

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by Braniff727
Wed Feb 26, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gays And The US Airline Industry
Replies: 93
Views: 9956

RE: Gays And The US Airline Industry

How about this? If you think same sex domestic partnership benefits are wrong, unfair, or special; why don't you write or call your representative and LEGALIZE SAME SEX MARRIAGES? By doing so we can have our loving relationships and be recognized legally, do away with same sex domestic partnerships ...

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by Braniff727
Tue Feb 25, 2003 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gays And The US Airline Industry
Replies: 93
Views: 9956

RE: Gays And The US Airline Industry

Personally, my BOYFRIEND and I do believe the propoganda. If we convert 3 more heterosexuals, we get a 36" Color <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> as well as 100,000 WorldPerk miles! Meanwhile, back here in reality... <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> also o...

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by Braniff727
Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Trusted Traveler ID"
Replies: 24
Views: 2422

RE: "Trusted Traveler ID"

It's a great idea provided they use biometrics. If they don't it becomes easy to make a fake.

I think they should have been doing this for flight crews / airline employees long ago.

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by Braniff727
Wed Feb 05, 2003 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Livery Which Never Flew. Which Do You Know?
Replies: 23
Views: 5243

RE: The Livery Which Never Flew. Which Do You Know

That actually wasn't a BN livery. It was done by Airbus since BN hadn't decided on their new livery.

No one at BN liked that scheme, and most refered to it as the 3ranff scheme.

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by Braniff727
Sat Feb 01, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN Be Pressed To Add Inflight Amenities?
Replies: 49
Views: 6716

RE: Will WN Be Pressed To Add Inflight Amenities?

Just to throw in my two cents... I'm not knocking WN, they are a fantastic carrier. I also do not think they are going to match any of these ammenities. There's no need to. Their flights are usually too short to enjoy any of those items. Now, I personally try to avoid flying WN because I would much ...

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by Braniff727
Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300 Shortfalls - Fact Or Fiction?
Replies: 23
Views: 3535

RE: 757-300 Shortfalls - Fact Or Fiction?

I can't speak for the other airlines since they don't have the PW's, but man let me tell you that plane is a rocket!

Not only that's it's very. very quiet! The aisles seem narrower to me, but that also might be an optical illusion. Other than that I think the plane is fantastic personally.

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by Braniff727
Wed Jan 15, 2003 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flat Champagne Cause Alarm On NWA Jet In Denver
Replies: 14
Views: 3238

RE: Flat Champagne Cause Alarm On NWA Jet In Denve

TWFirst;

You are correct in the fact they do not server Champagne / Sparking wine domestically, however the wine selection for international flights is the same that is available domestically in FC.

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by Braniff727
Wed Jan 15, 2003 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flat Champagne Cause Alarm On NWA Jet In Denver
Replies: 14
Views: 3238

RE: Flat Champagne Cause Alarm On NWA Jet In Denve

FYI: Northwest was rated the Number 2 "Wine Cellar in the Sky" of all International Airlines. I cannot recall who was number 1, Finnair sticks out in my mind for some reason, nor do I remember the source, but there was a post about it on here quite some time ago. The poll was of most large internati...

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by Braniff727
Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA To Begin Charging For Food
Replies: 50
Views: 4553

RE: NWA To Begin Charging For Food

Vermeer Darling, What exactly do you mean by little flame? j/k I personally don't believe any airline owes you a meal regardless of what you paid for your ticket, unless the flight is long. In my estimation, 4 hours or less is not a long time. As far as how much you shell out for your ticket, welcom...

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by Braniff727
Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA To Begin Charging For Food
Replies: 50
Views: 4553

RE: NWA To Begin Charging For Food

Please explain to me how offering a decent meal for sale on a flight that would otherwise not have any food offered hurt Northwest. Would you rather hear, "I'm sorry I don't have anything to offer you but pretzels on this 1 hour flight." or "I have a turkey sandwich, artichoke heart / tomato / mozza...

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by Braniff727
Tue Jan 14, 2003 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA To Begin Charging For Food
Replies: 50
Views: 4553

RE: NWA To Begin Charging For Food

Jwenting, I think you have a valid point, but there is going to be as much food made as there used to be. First come the test flights to see how much they will sell, then they will stock appropriately. Also, all of the articles do state that this isn't going to be the typical airline food. This is a...

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by Braniff727
Tue Jan 14, 2003 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA To Begin Charging For Food
Replies: 50
Views: 4553

RE: NWA To Begin Charging For Food

Chill out! You don't have to pay for the food if you don't want to. Also this isn't JUST a sandwich, please see the attached link to the actual products to be sold. Breakfast: <a href="http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030109/DATH021-a" target=_blank>http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030109/...

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by Braniff727
Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Private Screeners To Federal: Bad Choice
Replies: 92
Views: 10981

RE: Private Screeners To Federal: Bad Choice

Personally, my attitude towards the TSA has changed a lot. When they first took over, I hated it. Wait times were very long, and the screeners seemed to not know what they were doing. After having flown a lot recently, I have found that they are much more pleasant and professional than the old scree...

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by Braniff727
Tue Dec 24, 2002 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Employee Travel Changes
Replies: 52
Views: 3400

RE: UAL Employee Travel Changes

I have to pay for every flight I take on NW. I always have. Personally, I would rather pay the $98 r/t between DTW and LAX to fly standby than pay full fare. If it were free I wouldn't complain, but what I pay versus fair market value is a steal. All the complaining to me seems greedy, which if I am...

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by Braniff727
Sun Dec 08, 2002 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dell-style Pricing: Way Of The Future?
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

RE: Dell-style Pricing: Way Of The Future?

Oh my!

I have to say that I love this idea! The drawback is that I think it will result in fewer discount fares causing less people to fly.

I think this type of pricing would be highly effective on certain routes or maybe for a LCC.

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by Braniff727
Fri Dec 06, 2002 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Rejected By Atsb
Replies: 99
Views: 4264

RE: UAL Rejected By Atsb

I don't want to sound harsh, but UAL closing shop will only help the rest of the US Airline Industry. With the amount of routes that the other airlines will have to pick up, it's going to help them return to profitablity.

CO has it right, let competition weed out the weak ones.

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by Braniff727
Mon Nov 04, 2002 12:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Section - Book Flights, Hotel Rooms, Cars
Replies: 60
Views: 4857

RE: New Section - Book Flights, Hotel Rooms, Cars

So far I like it. I find that the fare are fairly on par with Orbitz / Travelocity. One thing that I would like to see is the ability to search different airports for one city. A great example is London. Orbitz and Travelocity allow you to search all London airports, however this doesn't. In looking...

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by Braniff727
Sat Oct 26, 2002 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL E-ticket.. Must Show Credit Card At Check In?
Replies: 67
Views: 9014

RE: UAL E-ticket.. Must Show Credit Card At Check

UALPHLCS, While I understand the safety aspect of the arguement, I look at E-Tickets as a convenience. It is no longer convenient, rather highly inconvenient to have to go to an airport or CTO to show my CC. It discourages me from buying a ticket on UA. I don't want a paper ticket, I don't want to c...

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by Braniff727
Fri Oct 25, 2002 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL E-ticket.. Must Show Credit Card At Check In?
Replies: 67
Views: 9014

RE: UAL E-ticket.. Must Show Credit Card At Check In?

And perhaps we have a reason that UAL Corp is losing near $1 billion USD a quarter. If I buy someone a gift certificate a let's say Godiva for $300, am I going to have to walk into a store with the recipient to show them my credit card? So, in order to spend money on a United Airlines ticket as a gi...

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by Braniff727
Fri Oct 25, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL E-ticket.. Must Show Credit Card At Check In?
Replies: 67
Views: 9014

RE: UAL E-ticket.. Must Show Credit Card At Check In?

Really must suck when someone buys you a ticket as a gift. Like say as a wedding present for a couple, or a birthday gift, or... well you get the picture. I can appreciate the security, but at the same time it's a hassle. I don't travel with all of my credit cards, and I would not be happy if I got ...

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by Braniff727
Wed Sep 25, 2002 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff: Believe What?
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

RE: Braniff: Believe What?

727LOVER, Jeff CHowderhead appointed Bill McGee and a bunch of other loose cannons from Piedmont to ru(i)n the airline. They bought Florida Express and their stellar fleet (BAC 111), moved the hub and HQ from DFW to MCO, ordered 17 or so F100's and picked up the Pan Am order for 320's and expanded f...

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by Braniff727
Wed Sep 25, 2002 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff: Believe What?
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

RE: Braniff: Believe What?

The original 1984 slogan was The Best Low Fare in the Air - Believe It!

It was shortened after a few years when the Piedmont idiots took over to just Believe It!

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by Braniff727
Fri Sep 20, 2002 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines New Livery
Replies: 73
Views: 7486

RE: Northwest Airlines New Livery

After looking at the experimental 757 and the proposed design, I'm starting to see somethings I like. I would like to see a thin blue stripe between the grey and the white, but I can live without. What would make the proposed look better would be a large compass logo on the side of the fuselage as o...

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by Braniff727
Fri Sep 20, 2002 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

RE: Cell Phones

I have had my V60t since February and have had no problems with it at all. I've never had a call drop and the battery life is amazing.

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by Braniff727
Thu Sep 19, 2002 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines New Livery
Replies: 73
Views: 7486

RE: Northwest Airlines New Livery

Aside from the red wings and engines, it's almost the exact same design as a previous experimental livery. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/238450/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/238450/M/" target="_blank">View Medi...

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by Braniff727
Tue Sep 17, 2002 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analysts: AA Hub At STL In Danger
Replies: 29
Views: 4687

RE: Analysts: AA Hub At STL In Danger

AA-STL, I think the chances of NW moving ops from MEM to STL are about zero. While NW isn't suffering as much as other airlines, they are not going to take on the cost of moving an entire hub. Aside from just moving the planes, you're looking at all the signage, employees, vehicles, not to mention t...

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by Braniff727
Tue Sep 17, 2002 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q About The New Carryon Policy
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

RE: Q About The New Carryon Policy

If you print the documentation from the airline's website, then you have something in writting from the company.

There's no arguement with that.

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by Braniff727
Tue Sep 17, 2002 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pic Of D-ACLB During Emergency Landing
Replies: 6
Views: 2863

RE: Pic Of D-ACLB During Emergency Landing

It's a plane, not a car. Ten years is not old.

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by Braniff727
Tue Sep 17, 2002 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q About The New Carryon Policy
Replies: 7
Views: 1833

RE: Q About The New Carryon Policy

Best bet is to check your airline's website, or contact them directly to answer your questions.

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by Braniff727
Tue Sep 17, 2002 12:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This Is Why I Would Never Live In Europe
Replies: 61
Views: 3934

RE: This Is Why I Would Never Live In Europe

I think taxes are a very good reason to live, or not live somewhere.

I think I pay too much in taxes (6% sales tax and income, FICA and state taxes about 26-29%).

A friend of mine in Sweden pays 40% of his salary in taxes every year. I find that totally unacceptable.

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