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by WorldTraveller
Wed Nov 01, 2000 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei
Replies: 190
Views: 8362

RE: Breaking News: SIA 744 Explodes In Taipei

Oh my god!

Let's hope there are survivors!

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 31, 2000 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Finds Problems At Boeing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

RE: FAA Finds Problems At Boeing.

Airbus_A340, be careful of what you're saying!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> I honestly belive both planemakers make planes of the same quality and standards, only that they have a different "philosophy" (e.g. fly-by-wire). What I can't stand is when some people here want to ma...

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 31, 2000 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Make-A-Wish Flight Today
Replies: 11
Views: 3059

RE: AA Make-A-Wish Flight Today

Believe me, AA isn't doing these Make-a-wish-flights because they really care for the children but because it generates a lot of positve publicity.

It's like Michael Jackson visiting a cancer center.

Don't get mad, just my 2 cents...

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 31, 2000 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Cabin Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

RE: SQ Cabin Layout

You'll feel like in heaven Kottan, regardless whether you have 11 or 15 people with you in First Class.

Rgds
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 31, 2000 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Finds Problems At Boeing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1784

RE: FAA Finds Problems At Boeing.

Hmmm, it's still quit in this thread, but wait for the Boeing fans to wake up in a couple of hours!

Anyway, I hope Boeing fixes these problems fast.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 31, 2000 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Boeing Vie For Cathay
Replies: 7
Views: 2205

RE: Airbus, Boeing Vie For Cathay

Is Cathay really pitching the B747-400X vs the A3XX? The B747-400X won't offer a capacity increase over the B747-400, only better performance. If I were Cathay, I'd order both the B747-400X as a B747-400 "classic" replacement and the A3XX for prestige high-density routes that require more capacity. ...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 30, 2000 4:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA And CX MUC-LHR-HKG-LHR-MUC
Replies: 6
Views: 5638

RE: BA And CX MUC-LHR-HKG-LHR-MUC

Thanks for the great report, Flumuc!

Regards,
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Oct 29, 2000 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA A340s
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

RE: ANA A340s

The A340s are still listed in Airbus' order book.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Oct 28, 2000 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berlin - Washington Nonstop!
Replies: 11
Views: 1633

RE: Berlin - Washington Nonstop!

Great news for Berlin!!! The city really deserves a nonstop transatlantic service.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 27, 2000 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fourth Daily Virgin JFK Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1621

RE: Fourth Daily Virgin JFK Flight

I doubt that VS has the slots to do so. But wasn't there a rumor that SIA wants to serve this route? This would obviously make competition more fierce...

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 27, 2000 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First In UA 320 Or AA 757
Replies: 27
Views: 3439

RE: First In UA 320 Or AA 757

Tell your friend he should try to catch AA's B767 nonstop flight (that would be either 7:45 a.m. or 3:45 p.m. out of LAX).

The B767 will offer the best comfort.

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the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 27, 2000 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest-ranged Airliner
Replies: 20
Views: 1881

RE: Longest-ranged Airliner

Actually, the B747X will have the longest range if it ever enters service.

B747X max. range: 8,975 nautical miles.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

BTW, I don't want to sit in coach for 18 hours nonstop! Hope they improve the seat pitch over the years...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Oct 26, 2000 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO DC10 At CDG Was Poorly Maintained.
Replies: 119
Views: 4563

RE: SegmentKing

I won't comment on this "war" thread (Judges will decide this one.), but I'd like to point out that it was a Birgenair B757 that crashed a couple of years ago, NOT a LTU B757. Birgenair is/was a Turkish charter airline and the flight took off from Puerto Plata. Many things have contributed to the cr...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Oct 25, 2000 4:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are These Wipers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2037

RE: Are These Wipers?

Sorry, forgot to add the Swiss style of window cleaning...try that at 35.000ft.!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif"> <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=62776" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/s...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Oct 25, 2000 4:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are These Wipers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2037

RE: Are These Wipers?

Wipers in action...Korean style!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=46631" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/3/6/046631.jpg" ALT="Click here for full siz...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 23, 2000 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA World Traveller Snack Bar Service
Replies: 2
Views: 3204

RE: BA World Traveller Snack Bar Service

There is just a small basket in the galleys with some sweets like "Mars" or "Snickers" and some fruit. That's the "snack bar", nothing special unfortunately.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 23, 2000 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best B777 Engines?
Replies: 30
Views: 2475

RE: Best B777 Engines?

I'd guess the Trent 800.

BTW, which other airlines besides UAL use the PW on their 777's? Can't remenber one at the moment.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 20, 2000 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A340 Vs Other Aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 754

RE: The A340 Vs Other Aircraft

I'm glad that we can get facts straight here. Quiteness is fortunately measureable, so no one can claim "I think the ... is much quiter". You couldn't claim that the A340-300 is longer or more powerful as a B777-300 either, since lenght and thrust can be measured as well. So regardless of what some ...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 20, 2000 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings Big Bet
Replies: 42
Views: 2449

RE: Boeings Big Bet

I can't take this article seriously, really. Boeing itself claims that there is a market for at least 750 VLA's in the next 20 years, so if they don't build a competitor Airbus will get that market alone, making the the A3XX a hugely profitable investment. What is Condit thinking?? Sorry, but I can'...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 16, 2000 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying A A3XX
Replies: 7
Views: 348

RE: Flying A A3XX

Here is what Airbus says of the A3XX flight deck: "The A3XX will have the widest cabin in the world and a larger cockpit, but pilots transferring from the new generation Airbus family will easily familiarise themselves with it. The usual time for transfer training from the A330 or A340 is eight to 1...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Oct 15, 2000 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying A A3XX
Replies: 7
Views: 348

RE: Flying A A3XX

On http://www.airbus.com .....A3XX.....Flight deck... you can watch the A3XX cockpit in a 360 degrees Quick Time movie.

Yes, it will feature the proven sidestick as well as 8 full-flat liquid crystal displays.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Oct 15, 2000 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Question......
Replies: 19
Views: 1763

RE: Strange Question......

I'm not an expert on post-crash activity, but I find it strange to cover up the airline identity after a crash by painting the logo etc. over.

If you recall past crashes, the identity of the airline was always clearly visible.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Oct 15, 2000 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Look At These Amazing A3XX Cabin Mock Up Pics!
Replies: 53
Views: 4143

RE: Look At These Amazing A3XX Cabin Mock Up Pics!

Turbulence, just a little correction here: The pics above are not computer created, but actual pics of the A3XX cabin mock up Airbus built in Toulouse to show potential customers the possibilities of the A3XX. Well, somebody pointed out that there are no seatbelts visible. Oh my God, no seatbelts......

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Oct 15, 2000 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabian Aircraft Hijacked?
Replies: 22
Views: 2333

RE: Saudi Arabian Aircraft Hijacked?

Latest: "Syria Refuses to Let Hijacked Saudi Plane Land DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria has denied a hijacked Saudi plane permission to land at Damascus airport, civil aviation sources said on Saturday. They said the plane, originally on a flight from the Saudi port city of Jeddah to London, was currentl...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 13, 2000 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Look At These Amazing A3XX Cabin Mock Up Pics!
Replies: 53
Views: 4143

RE: Look At These Amazing A3XX Cabin Mock Up Pics!

Well, now THAT is interesting! Many people in this thread claim that "airlines will put as many seats into the A3XX as possible, no A3XX interior will look like this!", but on the other hand they argue that the market is way too small for a 555 seater. ??????? Can you explain that to me? You say the...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 13, 2000 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX To Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

RE: A3XX To Australia

Qantas has plans to deploy the A3XX on their SYD-LAX route. Well, if they order the plane....chances are about 65% (small hint: keep an eye on the evening news on October 18).

Both Emirates and SIA will use their A3XX to Oz.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Oct 12, 2000 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Look At These Amazing A3XX Cabin Mock Up Pics!
Replies: 53
Views: 4143

RE: Look At These Amazing A3XX Cabin Mock Up Pics!

I apologize for forgetting that the pics are password-protected, but thanks to Boeing 727 who provided them. I could have told you, too. I hope we don't run into trouble with Airbus about the password, but what are we doing other than promoting their product? Again, sorry folks! Regards the WorldTra...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Oct 12, 2000 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Look At These Amazing A3XX Cabin Mock Up Pics!
Replies: 53
Views: 4143

Look At These Amazing A3XX Cabin Mock Up Pics!

Hi guys, have a look at these great pictures: <img src="http://www.airbus.com/aux_services/photodb/img/mr_A3XXsalon0.jpg"> <img src="http://www.airbus.com/aux_services/photodb/img/mr_A3XXchairs0.jpg"> <img src="http://www.airbus.com/aux_services/photodb/img/mr_A3XXbed0.jpg"> <img src="http://www.air...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Oct 11, 2000 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirNamibia Business To Africa
Replies: 5
Views: 984

RE: AirNamibia Business To Africa

I felt sorry for you and that's why I'm replying now.

No, I didn't try Air Namibia, but from what I heard (Udo) they are very nice and you almost certainly will get a jumpseat landing!

I'd check out their website about the service onboard.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Oct 11, 2000 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: Should I Do The A340 Or B777?
Replies: 33
Views: 3165

RE: Air France: Should I Do The A340 Or B777?

I would recommend the Air France B777 from N.Y. if it's possible for you and your wife.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 10, 2000 8:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Zion National Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1303

RE: Zion National Park

I visited both parks and all I can say is that both are absolutely amazing. Thanks for posting the pics CstarU...wow! Isn't the world beautiful? Almost makes me forget aviation... Regards the WorldTraveller P.S. People, go visit Capitol Reef NP, Death Valley NP, Joshua Tree NP, Yosemite NP, Sequoia ...

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 10, 2000 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Flight: Germany - New York
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

RE: CO Flight: Germany - New York

Hi Andie007! Nice to hear that you'll fly DUS-EWR next year! Chances are that CO actually might deploy the B767-400ER to that route, if ZRH doesn't get it. Seats/PTV's will be like on their B777's, and I believe you can expect at least one FA to speak German. I don't know whether there's a PTV Chann...

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 10, 2000 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Beautiful Boeing 777
Replies: 25
Views: 3041

RE: The Beautiful Boeing 777

AirCanadaSFO wrote: "Why is it that Airbus fans get so pissed off if somebody doesn't think that Airbus's product is the greatest thing since the invention of the wheel? Seriously, it gets annoying after awhile." Well, Boeing fans tend to have that problem.....it's not the other way around. I've nev...

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Oct 10, 2000 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-330
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

RE: A-330

AT wrote: "...why is the A330 wing so flexible. There were momemts when it looked it could break off. " Well, sometimes it may look the wing could break off, but it won't. They would break off if they weren't flexible, though! It's said to hear that Swissair's service was only mediocre and that even...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 09, 2000 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Tops Airfinance Poll For Third Year Running
Replies: 1
Views: 2305

Airbus Tops Airfinance Poll For Third Year Running

Hello guys, I thought this would be of interest to you: I allowed myself to add some smilies! "AIRBUS TOPS AIRFINANCE POLL FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING 09 October 2000 Investors and operators polled by Airfinance Journal have awarded Airbus Industrie top marks for the third consecutive year, with a combin...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 09, 2000 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Love Affair With The A340
Replies: 76
Views: 1308

RE: Love Affair With The A340

Why the hell you always have to point out that the B777 is faster than the A340? Have a look at this please: B777: typical cruising speed: M0.84 A340: typical cruising speed: M0.82 B767/B764: typical cruising speed: M0.78-80 Hmmm, why aren't you pointing out that it is faster than the B767, self-acc...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 09, 2000 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A318
Replies: 11
Views: 1477

RE: The A318

The A318 is more targeted at long, low-capacity routes whereas the B717 is ideally suited for short, "city-hopper" operations. On short routes, the B717 will be cheaper to operate due to its lower MTOW. The A318 will be assembled along the A319 and A321 (and eventually the A320) in Hamburg. Regards ...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 09, 2000 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Remains Committed To The 747X Family
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

RE: Boeing Remains Committed To The 747X Family

I would lobe to see both planes, although I believe Boeing can do better than just a B747X.

But if they want to continue to only react on what Airbus does...(B737NG, B767-400ERX, B777, now a B747X).

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 09, 2000 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX-50 Is Back?
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

RE: A3XX-50 Is Back?

Joni is right. BTW, the A3XX was designed to be a family of aircrafts, not just the A3XX-100. Plans for the other variants already existed for a very long time.

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Oct 09, 2000 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Look At This One!
Replies: 2
Views: 2131

RE: Look At This One!

Maybe it's time for you to have a look at the rules of this forum?

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Oct 08, 2000 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas-ever To Get 777?
Replies: 17
Views: 1829

RE: Qantas-ever To Get 777?

I heard from various sources (which I cannot quote since they are rumors) that Qantas pilots prefer the A340 (4 engines) for transpacific operations but that the management prefers the B777. I guess pricing will play the crucial role here, and a A340/B777 order will largely depend on Qantas' choice ...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Oct 08, 2000 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Interested In The A3XX!
Replies: 54
Views: 3415

RE: United Interested In The A3XX!

D L X, I'm glad that it worked out between us.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> Frankly, I don't know who initiated the talks, but I suppose that both Boeing and Airbus agressively lobby all interested airlines to buy either the 747X or the A3XX. The fact that Airbus and Boeing are n...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Oct 07, 2000 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What You Expect From The A3XX On Inflight Services
Replies: 29
Views: 678

RE: What You Expect From The A3XX On Inflight Services

"Mr. Michael Tan, SIA Executive Vice-President (Commercial), said: "Although the first delivery is 5 years away, we can hardly wait. The larger cabin interior offers intriguing opportunities. We don't wish to give anything away at this stage, but our customers can expect service innovations and unpr...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Oct 07, 2000 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Interested In The A3XX!
Replies: 54
Views: 3415

RE: United Interested In The A3XX!

Come on D L X, this is becoming ridiculous. Here's one of my sources: from The Times "Airbus in key talks with Star Alliance BY CARL MORTISHED, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDITOR AIRBUS INDUSTRIE is in talks with Lufthansa and United Airlines over potential orders for the A3XX superjumbo aircraft. A comm...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Oct 07, 2000 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Interested In The A3XX!
Replies: 54
Views: 3415

RE: United Interested In The A3XX!

Hamlet69, you didn't get my point. Of course UAL doesn't have to buy the A3XX only because they are on the design team. I fully understand that. I just wanted to give D L X reason to believe UAL is INTERESTED in the A3XX. He just hasn't accepted this fact yet. BTW, Lufthansa and UAL together are bel...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 06, 2000 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Analysts Take II On A3XX
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

RE: Analysts Take II On A3XX

Kangar, you wrote: "For every analyst painting a lass than rosy picture, you can always find one painting the opposite view. " That's absolutely right. And look what I found here: "PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Credit Lyonnais Securities raised European aerospace giant EADS to "buy'' from "add'' on Thurs...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 06, 2000 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Interested In The A3XX!
Replies: 54
Views: 3415

RE: United Interested In The A3XX!

D L X, you wrote: "Where have we heard that UA is interested in this jet? Not a criticism (yet), just looking for the source." The fact that United is/was involved in the development of the A3XX seems to be a pretty good indicator that the airline is VERY interested in this aircraft, don't you think...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 06, 2000 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Buyout Being Reported
Replies: 14
Views: 1950

RE: Delta Buyout Being Reported

People, please have a look at the the userprofile of Lucifer 666!  

Hmmmm...

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 06, 2000 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 767-200
Replies: 1
Views: 1650

RE: Continental 767-200

From CO's website:

"Three B767-200ERs will be delivered this year; the first in November. That aircraft will be used on routes from Newark to Zurich, starting Dec. 1, and Houston to Sao Paulo, starting Dec. 14."

Regards
the WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Oct 06, 2000 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747X Variants Which May Have Success
Replies: 7
Views: 1572

RE: 747X Variants Which May Have Success

Hello F4N, here's another possibility: This weeks Economist states that Boeing's shareholders might not want the company to undertake an even "medium-risk" enterprise like the launch of the proposed 747X variants right know, since Boeings order books are full and the planemaker is very healthy right...

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