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by Braniff727
Tue Sep 17, 2002 12:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To All Americans.
Replies: 34
Views: 4128

RE: To All Americans.

EGGD,

I would also like to thank you.

STT757,

You have made a point clearer than anyone I have ever seen.

"You can voice your greivances against the US Government (I have mine too), but I don't see how anyone can question the heart of the American people."

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by Braniff727
Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A: "We've Been Cleared For Landing"
Replies: 27
Views: 7406

RE: F/A: "We've Been Cleared For Landing"

Umm, because that's the airlines' policy. As mentioned above, at NW when the double chime is made by the flight deck, the lead FA makes the announcement. It's written in the manual that way. They do not assume, make it up or anything other than recite what they are told to. They are doing their job....

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by Braniff727
Thu Sep 12, 2002 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest A321 Diverted Due To Suspicions
Replies: 26
Views: 3678

RE: Northwest A321 Diverted Due To Suspicions

Jet diverted after strange behavior by passengers 09/11/2002 By Jenny Marberry, Associated Press Writer FORT SMITH, Ark. — An airliner was diverted to Fort Smith on Wednesday because four passengers behaved strangely on the flight, including at least three who locked themselves in a restroom, possib...

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by Braniff727
Thu Sep 05, 2002 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Defunct Airline Fleets If They Were Still Around?
Replies: 15
Views: 3260

RE: Defunct Airline Fleets If They Were Still Around?

I would imagine Braniff International would be replacing the 727's with either 737-800's or A320's, the DC-8's would have been replaced with 757's. I would think that the 747-SP would still be in the fleet, but eventually replaced with 777 and the 747's might be replaced with 744. If Braniff were st...

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by Braniff727
Tue Sep 03, 2002 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 On American Domestic Routes
Replies: 35
Views: 7535

RE: A380 On American Domestic Routes

Manni, It's not that the US carriers cannot afford an A380, it's that they don't want it. Even before the cutbacks, no one wanted it. I'm sure that if DL, CO or NW wanted it they would order it. It's not going to be delivered for several years, so it's not like the airlines have to cough up the cash...

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by Braniff727
Fri Aug 30, 2002 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bethune On Sonic Cruiser And A380...
Replies: 216
Views: 12455

RE: Bethune On Sonic Cruiser And A380...

Manni, what about their flights from KEF-MCO, that's a long time to be in a 757 regardless of where in the Atlantic they are.

Personally, I don't see the problem. The seats on a 757 are no more or less comfortable than on a 767, 777, 747 or 330.

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by Braniff727
Fri Aug 30, 2002 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bethune On Sonic Cruiser And A380...
Replies: 216
Views: 12455

RE: Bethune On Sonic Cruiser And A380...

Manni, Icelenadair uses 757's across the Atlantic. All that aside, I can't believe people are arguing over this! No matter which is in production or on paper, they are completely different planes. The 380 is designed to haul a lot of people a long way. The SC is designed to haul significantly less t...

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 29, 2002 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways New Ticket Policy
Replies: 75
Views: 5190

RE: US Airways New Ticket Policy

I might offer one amendment to US Airways: You lose the value of your ticket if you don't check in at least 30 minutes before departure and you miss your flight. Flashmeister; I think that is about the best idea I have read so far! Not only will it accomplish whatever it is that US is trying to do, ...

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by Braniff727
Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways New Ticket Policy
Replies: 75
Views: 5190

RE: US Airways New Ticket Policy

Micstatic, You are right, and I don't say that you shouldn't voice your opinion. I am voicing mine that I don't understand how one's inability to get themselves to the airport on time is an airline's fault. You're right, an airline isn't like a those other companies, but they sure as hell aren't goi...

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by Braniff727
Wed Aug 28, 2002 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways New Ticket Policy
Replies: 75
Views: 5190

RE: US Airways New Ticket Policy

Good grief. If you can't get to the bank to make your mortgage payment because of traffic, or an accident, should the bank waive your penalties and fees? If you can't get to the polls before they close because of some unforseen incident should you still be allowed to vote? If you can't get to a crui...

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by Braniff727
Wed Aug 28, 2002 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9 Emergency Shuts Down MSP Rwy...
Replies: 46
Views: 3964

RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Shuts Down MSP Rwy...

Girls! You are both pretty, not cut it out! Seriously! I don't think either of you are in scheduling at NW. I certainly am not, so I'm not in a position to speculate. However, since the 727 is leaving the fleet, and NW does very well in the summer months, I don't find it unreasonable to see an A320 ...

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by Braniff727
Wed Aug 28, 2002 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did Go Ex-NWA MD80's?
Replies: 17
Views: 2247

RE: Where Did Go Ex-NWA MD80's?

NW didn't treat them bad, I'm sure they just used whatever parts they could and sold them for scrap.

No one at NW liked them, they had only 8 I believe and they just didn't fit the fleet.

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by Braniff727
Tue Aug 27, 2002 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Take NWA's DC-9 When Retired?
Replies: 25
Views: 2754

RE: Who Will Take NWA's DC-9 When Retired?

9844: The NW DC9 fleet has a better dispatch and reliablility rate than the AirTran 717 fleet. Can you please show me the figures and the source for your statement that their out of service record? It seems to me that people don't like the DC9's because they are operated by NW and they are old. Perh...

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by Braniff727
Tue Aug 27, 2002 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9 Emergency Shuts Down MSP Rwy...
Replies: 46
Views: 3964

RE: NWA DC-9 Emergency Shuts Down MSP Rwy...

Not that this has anything to do with the original post, but the 727's are out of TVC starting Sept. and will be out of the fleet in January. The inbound TVC schedule is below. NW3048 DTW-TVC 840A 955A SF3 NW3048 OPERATED BY MESABA AVIATION/NW AIRLINK NW3161 DTW-TVC 1005A 1120A SF3 NW3161 OPERATED B...

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by Braniff727
Tue Aug 27, 2002 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Boards Usairways Packing Heat!
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

RE: Woman Boards Usairways Packing Heat!

Some questions:

Where did this information come from?

Was she allowed to carry a firearm onboard?

Did she just not have paperwork?

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by Braniff727
Sat Aug 24, 2002 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/CO/NW Expected To Announce Codeshare On Friday
Replies: 64
Views: 5950

RE: DL/CO/NW Expected To Announce Codeshare On Friday

Also just read on the NW Employee site that DL is planning on moving to CO's terminal in IAH and to the WorldGateway in DTW. No dates mentioned.

I'm sure this is all tentative, pending DOT approval.

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by Braniff727
Sat Aug 24, 2002 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/CO/NW Expected To Announce Codeshare On Friday
Replies: 64
Views: 5950

RE: DL/CO/NW Expected To Announce Codeshare On Friday

From the Horse's Mouth: Posted 23-Aug/2002 on NWA's Employee Site: "Northwest, Delta and Continental Reach Commercial Marketing Agreement Northwest today announced that it has signed a cooperative marketing agreement with Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The agreement, when fully implemente...

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by Braniff727
Sat Aug 24, 2002 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL/CO/NW Expected To Announce Codeshare On Friday
Replies: 64
Views: 5950

RE: DL/CO/NW Expected To Announce Codeshare On Friday

I don't think NW/CO is joining Skyteam, I think it's strictly a marketing agreement between the three, not a code-share. AP is the only source saying code-share.

Time will tell...

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Name For Newark--->Liberty Intl
Replies: 67
Views: 4524

RE: New Name For Newark--->Liberty Intl

Liberty is what the US is based on. It's why we exist. I'm sorry that the rest of the world has no pride in their country. This has nothing to do with bashing people from outside the US. Don't take that as intolerant of others, or expecting to be treated like a god when abroad or any other anti-Amer...

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 22, 2002 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could NWA Wind Up On Top?
Replies: 39
Views: 2625

RE: Could NWA Wind Up On Top?

Ok, So the question here is not "If NW was in the same financial state as it was in the early '90's, would..." or "If NW had labor disputes going on, would..." EVERY airline has had it's problems. Some are in the past, and some are right now. Currently, NW is NOT in need of a bailout by the State of...

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 22, 2002 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could NWA Wind Up On Top?
Replies: 39
Views: 2625

RE: Could NWA Wind Up On Top?

I don't see NW moving to 1 or 2, but 3 after Delta moves to 2. Although AA is downsizing, it is already so big that the little capacity they are cutting doesn't even begin to fill the gap between 1 and 2. I also think that UA is going to end up a smaller airline, perhaps 3 or 4. That being said, I t...

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by Braniff727
Sat Aug 17, 2002 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Since 9-11 I've Seen More..
Replies: 42
Views: 3987

RE: Since 9-11 I've Seen More..

People in general who think it is stupid to be patriotic. American's who have a renewed sense of patriotism. People capitalizing on that renewed sense. People who assume that Americans are evil and want to rule the world. Just my little rant... Also more people flying, more stupidity than ever in th...

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by Braniff727
Fri Aug 16, 2002 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Look, I'd Pay For My Meal If I Had To
Replies: 21
Views: 1984

RE: Look, I'd Pay For My Meal If I Had To

Personally, I think it's a bad idea. When the airlines had meal services people complained about it and how horrible the food was, now pay for the bad food? I can only imagine Flyertalk.com now! "Not only was the plane .00000045 seconds late, I didn't get an upgrade (even though I've only flown 2 ac...

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 15, 2002 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United :bankruptcy Increasingly Difficult To Avoid
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

RE: United :bankruptcy Increasingly Difficult To Avoid

UAL had an add touting the age of it's fleet in comparison to another carrier. Without naming names, it was obviously directed at NW.

I cannot remember the exact wording of the add, but I did remember thinking it was in poor taste.

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 15, 2002 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United :bankruptcy Increasingly Difficult To Avoid
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

RE: United :bankruptcy Increasingly Difficult To Avoid

Randall, When I say doing fine I don't mean turning a profit, rather you don't hear speculation about those airlines going bankrupt. End of story. They have made the decision to save the whole by cutting jobs and services. UA and US have not taken as bold of actions. The reasons airlines are not tur...

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by Braniff727
Wed Aug 14, 2002 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US, UA, Or AA
Replies: 29
Views: 2985

RE: US, UA, Or AA

UGH! Why do people think NW is doing so poorly? NW is certainly not turning a profit at the moment, but they are no where near being in trouble. That being said, as news has been coming out it seems to me that US has a better chance than UA almost. A financial group said they feel UA has only a 15 -...

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by Braniff727
Wed Aug 14, 2002 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United :bankruptcy Increasingly Difficult To Avoid
Replies: 9
Views: 2216

RE: United :bankruptcy Increasingly Difficult To Avoid

The government should react as it does with any other company going under. Sit there and do nothing. I don't want to see people lose their jobs, but I sure as hell don't want to pay the price for mismanagement. If the folks at UAL cannot run an efficient airline, then the airline stops flying. Even ...

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by Braniff727
Tue Aug 13, 2002 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaving UA Mileage+ To Change To AA.
Replies: 16
Views: 2767

RE: Leaving UA Mileage+ To Change To AA.

I can't comment on UA's program, but I can say that I really didn't care for AA. I flew them in January from DTW-ORD-MCO-JFK-DTW. The hell of AA started when I tried to get someone on the phone to see about seat assignments. That process took about 45 minutes on hold. Then their boarding process whi...

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by Braniff727
Tue Aug 13, 2002 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next In Line To File Chapter 11
Replies: 87
Views: 8469

RE: United Next In Line To File Chapter 11

No, AA, CO, DL and NW are not doing well, but they are in no danger of bankruptcy. My point is that they aren't trying to get concessions from employees and worrying about bankruptcy. The reason is because they didn't make stupid decisions. UA and US did. End of story. Poorly managed businesses will...

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by Braniff727
Tue Aug 13, 2002 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sammy Says Cubs Charter Plane Is Unsafe?
Replies: 29
Views: 3912

RE: Sammy Says Cubs Charter Plane Is Unsafe?

Well Spoiled Sammy isn't going to have to worry about it much longer as NW is not going to be doing sports charters much longer once the 727's are phased out of the fleet.

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by Braniff727
Tue Aug 13, 2002 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Next In Line To File Chapter 11
Replies: 87
Views: 8469

RE: United Next In Line To File Chapter 11

I don't want to start a fight here, but I don't want the government saving any airline, especially United or USAirways. While I'm sure it's know that I'm not a big UAL fan, I don't want to have to pay for the mismanagement of a company simply because they are big and going under. I'm sorry, I work h...

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by Braniff727
Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA A345: Why Not?
Replies: 42
Views: 5192

RE: NWA A345: Why Not?

I think we are all jumping the gun here. NW is years away from replacing the 742's. They are some of the last off the line, and have a lot of flying time left in them. One thing is for sure, they will NEVER buy anything smaller for Asia. That is where NW makes their money. The flights are full almos...

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by Braniff727
Wed Aug 07, 2002 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The "follow-me Car".
Replies: 20
Views: 12817

RE: The "follow-me Car".

Jwenting; I don't believe this has anything to do with chauvinism (though I think the statement could, and should have been worded better), when in fact most of the world drives on the right hand side of the road. Perhaps Americans should call anyone who says we should use the metric system a chauvi...

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by Braniff727
Mon Aug 05, 2002 10:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 717s // NWA DC9s
Replies: 21
Views: 2023

RE: Boeing 717s // NWA DC9s

Well... I heard this about a month ago from an Air Tran pilot, but I was hesitant to say anything about it. Though I have heard nothing more about this, it would make sense to me. NW plans on flying the DC-9's until 100,000 cycles, and that's not too far off. They are going to have to replace at lea...

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by Braniff727
Thu Aug 01, 2002 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Fastest FF Program To Earn Miles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3349

RE: What Is The Fastest FF Program To Earn Miles?

In terms of earning miles besides just flying a lot, Northwest WorldPerks has won awards by being among the easiest programs to earn miles. As I said in an earlier post, I have had my account since April/2000. I have only flown 8,000 miles. I don't have the credit card, so I don't earn miles that wa...

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by Braniff727
Tue Jul 30, 2002 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Frequent Flyer Programme?
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

RE: Best Frequent Flyer Programme?

NW WorldPerks has won several awards for Best FF Program. Some highlights: No Black out dates for award travel 20,000 off peak for R/T domestic 25,000 peak R/T domestic several ways to earn miles including checking / debit card, credit card, dining out, using online check-in, purchasing ticket onlin...

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by Braniff727
Thu Jul 25, 2002 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About NWA's DC-9 Service.....
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

RE: Question About NWA's DC-9 Service.....

Seiple;

My bad. That is correct. Both 40 and 50 have min. crew of 3.

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by Braniff727
Thu Jul 25, 2002 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About NWA's DC-9 Service.....
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

RE: Question About NWA's DC-9 Service.....

NW has a minimum crew of 2 on the -10, -30 and -40 and a minimum crew of 3 on the -50.

The capacity is as follows:
-10 = 78
-30 = 100
-40 = 110
-50 = 125

FA's are given an extra amount of pay if the pax load exceeds a certain number.

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by Braniff727
Thu Jul 18, 2002 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Unveils New Seat
Replies: 12
Views: 2834

RE: NWA Unveils New Seat

BR715-A1-30;

The VP of Inflight Services has hinted at a new scheme to be unveiled with the 333. Nothing has been confirmed, but nothing has been denied either.

NW is in the process of revamping their image, so I wouldn't be surprised to see a new scheme.

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by Braniff727
Wed Jul 17, 2002 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Hub?
Replies: 61
Views: 5399

RE: Worst Hub?

I depsise ORD. I have never left or arrived on time. It's chaotic and not well laid out.

That's my pick.

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by Braniff727
Wed Jul 17, 2002 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ...and What Is An "A320 Victor"?
Replies: 4
Views: 5230

RE: ...and What Is An "A320 Victor"?

I believe they refer to the A320's that are over water equiped. Not positive though.

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by Braniff727
Tue Jul 16, 2002 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An AA Conspiracy? Does This Plane Exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 2514

RE: An AA Conspiracy? Does This Plane Exist?

Looks like a 727 with the tail engine digitally lopped off to me.

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by Braniff727
Mon Jul 15, 2002 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA A-330
Replies: 22
Views: 2657

RE: NWA A-330

The new color scheme rumor is coming from the higher ups, though nothing is set in stone. If a new color scheme is to be introduced it would be on the 330. NW is currently working with a brand consulting company out of NYC for WBC product upgrade, that is all that's known.

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by Braniff727
Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

RE: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR

HMflyer, Yeah, the NW policy is if you list for a flight less than 24 hours prior to departure you are automatically selected. Why? I don't know, but it sure keeps me from listing at the last minute. When all is said and done, I would rather not have gate screening and have better screenings at the ...

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by Braniff727
Fri Jul 12, 2002 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

RE: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR

I agree that there law is flawed. I am frequently searched on the airline that I'm a non-reving on. I am a spouse of an employee. My point is not that it's unreasonable, but rather the law. If random searches are to be done, and you happen to be Al Gore and your number is called, then that's the way...

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by Braniff727
Fri Jul 12, 2002 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

RE: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR

Why would this happen? Screeners do not carry guns, do they? I honestly do not recall seeing screeners with weapons.

I think they only way someone is going to get shot is if they bold through security and make a run for it. Then, they deserve their outcome.

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by Braniff727
Fri Jul 12, 2002 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

RE: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR

LMP737, It's the law. The law applies to everyone. A speed limit of 55mph is the law and applies to everyone, not just people with fast cars. This is no different. It doesn't matter who you are, or how old. It is the law. I am by no means a member of the PC crowd. I just see this as the law, and peo...

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by Braniff727
Fri Jul 12, 2002 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR
Replies: 24
Views: 2492

RE: 80-yrs-old Great-grandmother Strip-searched @ GRR

Folks, if there are going to be rules, they must apply to EVERYONE. Whether you are former VP Gore to an 88 year old grandmother, you are subject to searches. If you set off a metal detector you will be searched. NO EXCEPTIONS. As for the issue of privacy, yes I agree. If people are going to be sear...

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by Braniff727
Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No More Video Safety Demos On NW?
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

RE: No More Video Safety Demos On NW?

Videos will be returning to the 757 fleet soon. The reason they are currently not showing them is because they are in the process of installing new video systems. The new systems include new players and the fold down LCD screens from the overhead units. I believe they are showing the videos on the D...

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by Braniff727
Thu Jul 11, 2002 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Defunct Airline Would You Want Still Flying?
Replies: 97
Views: 8727

RE: What Defunct Airline Would You Want Still Flying?

Braniff International.

I miss the Flying Colors.

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