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by WorldTraveller
Fri Jan 28, 2000 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest, Lufthansa, USAir Or Delta ?
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

Lufthansa

I would go with LH. Have a look: Flight LH457 (B744) Departure at LAX: 2:55 pm (Terminal 6) Arrive at FRA 10:30 next day (Terminal 1) Flight LH138 (A321) Depart FRA 12:10 (same Terminal) Arrive at MUC 1:05 pm total travel time is only about 13hrs!!! try to beat this.... Have a nice flight!

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Jan 28, 2000 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300 Most Efficient Airliner.
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

To UK-TWA

LH did not include the 777 in this test, only their (and Condors) fleet at that time. It was not possible because the calculated the fuel consumption over the entire financial year of operations. I have no information that they actually tested a 777 from United in operations, where did you hear that...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Jan 27, 2000 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300 Most Efficient Airliner.
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Just A Fact...

The FACT is that LH did the same test one or two years ago (when Condor didn't have the 757-300 yet) and the A340 was No. 1 !!

Surprised?

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Jan 27, 2000 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757-300 Most Efficient Airliner.
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Which Is Next?

Do you know which aircraft is next in the list?
I think the A340.

Regards

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jan 26, 2000 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-100: Child Of A330 And A300-600
Replies: 3
Views: 2810

RE: A330-100: Child Of A330 And A300-600

Thanks for the info.

I think the A330-100 will be a success due to the fact that many airlines are waiting for this plane. And I can't imagine that Lufthansa for example will buy Boeing instead. Others Airbus users will follow due to commonality reasons.

Regards

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jan 26, 2000 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-No Future In Europe?!
Replies: 18
Views: 2230

To Philly

O.K., I got your point. But what makes you think that aircraft orders in the US are purely based on economics - but not in Europe? I believe (and there's a lot of evidence) that US airlines are urged to buy american. Of course, it's their decision in the end but there is pressure on them. Even in Eu...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jan 26, 2000 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeings Wrong Product Strategy
Replies: 7
Views: 1221

RE: Boeings Wrong Product Strategy

Hi, I understand your point and agree with your arguments. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I think Boeings long-term succes is endangered because they don't have plans for completely new aircraft so far. To compete with the Airbus concept of fleet commonality and the newest technology (fly-by-wir...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jan 26, 2000 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Post With Picture...Your Favorite AC/Livery Combo
Replies: 54
Views: 2968

Beauties...

Have a look at these beauties... <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=9291" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/B/BaciRnw15.gif" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="132"></a><...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jan 26, 2000 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Dont We Charter A Plane To St. Maarten ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2550

RE: Why Dont We Charter A Plane To St. Maarten ?

Are you serious or funny?

Why do you want to charter a jet, why don't fly in with an AF747-300?

I'm in with you guys!

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jan 26, 2000 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Berline: A Final Attempt To Save Interflug
Replies: 1
Views: 1102

RE: Berline: A Final Attempt To Save Interflug

Hi, Berline also operated Fokker 100's, but the airline (operating from Schoenefeld airport in Berlin) had to go bankrupt, as you pointed out.
I can't remember exactly when, I think it was in 1992.

Regards

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jan 26, 2000 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-No Future In Europe?!
Replies: 18
Views: 2230

Sorry, But My Point Was..

Thanks for all your thoughts. I didn't claim that U.S. airlines buy Boeing only because of government pressure. What I meant was that it's just natural that the government urges them to buy american products and it's obvious too that american companies and custumers want to protect american jobs and...

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Jan 25, 2000 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing-No Future In Europe?!
Replies: 18
Views: 2230

Boeing-No Future In Europe?!

Hi all! What do you think, do Boeing planes have a future in the fleets of european carriers? I doubt that and think that they'll only play a minor role in the future, most people being carried by Airbus in a couple of years. I mean, if you look at the major european airlines, nearly all of them are...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Jan 24, 2000 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Liveries
Replies: 3
Views: 980

RE: New Liveries

Hi, there's also another point for airlines to paint their planes mostly in white: it's a lot cheaper and requires less maintenance! That's because the white paint reflects most of the harmful (yes, also for aircrafts) UV-radiation, whereas darker colors (like United's) decay much more intense when ...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Jan 22, 2000 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340-600 Specific Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1459

RE: A340-600 Specifics

He he guys, I got the specifics! Dimensions Length 245.3ft 74.77m Wingspan 208.2ft 63.45m Height 58.3ft 17.29m Fuselage diameter 18.5ft 5.64m Weights MTOW1 804700lb 365t MLW2 560000lb 254t MZFW3 529133lb 240t Max. fuel capacity 51680USg 195620l — 1MTOW: Maximum takeoff weight 2MLW: Maximum lan...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Dec 09, 1999 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Travel Story, Part 4, Perth - Sydney
Replies: 10
Views: 2136

Thanks For Your Nice Story!

Hi Gary, thanks a lot for the story of your Perth-Sydney trip (part 4). It really was a pleasure to read, and I think I speak for everybody who will read it! Keep up the good work. I really look forward for the story to continue. And boy, get your films developed!! Bye, WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Dec 03, 1999 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Babies On Board
Replies: 6
Views: 960

BA Has Special Seats

Hi guy's!

BA is introducing the first baby seat in the air these days. It is supposed to be similar to a baby seat for cars and can be fixed to the plane seat with the seat belts safely.

This really seems to be the safest way to carry babies, esp. for landing and takeoff.

Have a nice day!

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Dec 03, 1999 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Guilty Of Copying BA's First Class
Replies: 26
Views: 3143

People, Calm Down...

Hey guy's, don't you think you should calm down a bit? I think you dealt this topic with way too much emotion! I think the courtroom has to decide: if SIA copied or stole patents singned up and used by BA, then there should be a penalty, don't you think? This is how business works. You can't simply ...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Nov 28, 1999 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX To Be Build In Toulouse
Replies: 0
Views: 1830

A3XX To Be Build In Toulouse

Here are the news from REUTERS (from Yahoo): "Saturday November 27, 9:59 am Eastern Time Airbus to choose Toulouse for A3XX site - report FRANKFURT, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The Airbus consortium will choose the French city of Toulouse as the site to build its planned superjumbo A3XX airplane, not the Ger...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Nov 27, 1999 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Think Of A Boeing Monopoly...
Replies: 13
Views: 3735

RE: Thank's Udo!

Thank you for your statement Udo, I think you wrote what many of us think! I would go even further: I see Boeing in a major crisis in a couple of years if they don't start to develop radically NEW planes to replace the 717, 737NG, 767 and 747 (and I don't mean upgrades!). How bad will the 717 and 76...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Oct 23, 1999 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Is Wonderful!
Replies: 6
Views: 1305

RE: BA's World Traveller

Hi Udo! Thanks for telling us about your BA experience to Dubai. And if you look at my username, you'll see that I like BA and the NWT a lot, too! Well, I had a great BA trip myself this summer. My routing was DUS-LHR-LAX-LHR-DUS and it was truly a great experience. Unfortunately, both 744's (G-BNLL...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Jul 31, 1999 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM/Alitalia Merger
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

KLM/Alitalia Merger

Hello again! Important news came up today: KLM and Alitalia will expand their cooperation so that it can be called merger. Over the next years, they will buy planes together and share the profits 50-50, to name just a few points... What do you think of it, will they join an existing alliance or do t...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Jul 31, 1999 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's Talk About The A3XX!
Replies: 40
Views: 2336

RE: Interesting, TP343!

Hi all It's nice to see that the A3XX provides so many stuff to discuss! I think TP343 came up with a very interesting point by saying that in the future Alliances could own and fly a plane. I think in like 10 or 20 years this can actually be reality (think of the news today that KLM/ALITALIA will d...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Jul 23, 1999 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's B757 Getting Replaced Soon?
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

RE: BA's B757 Getting Replaced Soon?

Hi Udo (wie geht's denn so?) That's an interesting point about the BA757. I don't know if they plan to phase them out, but I think they will keep them in their fleet for at least a couple of years. I think the 757 is very popular at BA, it is the workhorse on their european routes for nearly 20 year...

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Jul 23, 1999 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Airbus A319's
Replies: 11
Views: 1432

RE: September

They will get the first one in September, I have to check the registration number...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jul 21, 1999 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Let's Talk About The A3XX!
Replies: 40
Views: 2336

Let's Talk About The A3XX!

Hi everybody! I would like to talk about the A3XX a little bit. I think it will be THE most spactacular commercial airliner when it has its roll-out. What do you think, when will the first aircraft take the skys? And which airlines will order it? Where will it be build (Toulouse, Hamburg, Rostock......

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Jul 18, 1999 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Damaged AFR 747-400 Yesterday
Replies: 4
Views: 1450

RE: Damaged AFR 747-400 Yesterday

A year ago or so a CX A330 landed at Kai Tak with only one winglet, too. The other one was "lost" inflight.
Appearently, there is no stability problem or anything like that in the very rare occasion when this happens...

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Jul 13, 1999 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ugliest Airplane
Replies: 43
Views: 1632

RE: Return To The Question!

Hi guy's, please keep in mind what this thread was about (the ugliest plane - not military technology!!!!) Just one ironic question to the guys who are incorrigible: Why doesn't the United States keep their Starfigthers and F-5's or even their F-15's when Russian aircraft are so so so bad and like a...

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by WorldTraveller
Tue Jul 13, 1999 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Aircraft As Quicker Than Airbus Aircraft.
Replies: 32
Views: 2314

RE: Some More Points...

Hi all, what a great discussion! To all the people who think a few more knots or kph's are that important: Would you buy a car that runs 10 miles faster than another? Or would you look at comfort, security, and fuel consumption when making a decision? Why is Boeing always right even if e.g. the 737-...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Jul 12, 1999 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Beautiful Airplane
Replies: 20
Views: 2963

RE: 757 And 330-200

Hi all,
I think the B757 is very elegant looking, slim plane.
I also like the A330-200 because of it's good proportions, the two engines and the winglets.
Personally, I think the B737-series is not very attractive, some referred to them as "little pigs".

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Jul 12, 1999 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL Security Measures
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

RE: EL AL Security Measures

Hi Cedarjet, thanks for your information about EL AL. While I don't want to comment on the political things, I think it is necessary for EL AL to protect it's passengers because the airline is like no other airline the target of terrorist attacks and I think a lot of lives have been saved through th...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Jul 11, 1999 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EL AL Security Measures
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

EL AL Security Measures

Hi guys, today I would like to discuss EL AL's huge security measures. Does anybody know if it is true that there is ARMED security personnel on EVERY El AL flight? I heard this several times. The security people are seated in the cabin and look just like normal tourists or businessmen. It's interes...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Jul 11, 1999 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Aircraft As Quicker Than Airbus Aircraft.
Replies: 32
Views: 2314

RE: Not Really True!

Hi Mish1234, it's not really true that Boeing planes are faster than Airbusses. First, the 747-400 is the fastest non-supersonic commercial aircraft. But you can't generalize from this that Boeing planes are the fastest because apart from the 747, Boeing and Airbus planes tend to have pretty much th...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Jul 08, 1999 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favourite Airline?
Replies: 57
Views: 2465

RE: The Worlds Favourite Airline!

My favourite airline is the worlds favourite airline: BRITISH AIRWAYS

I also like ELAL and AIR NEW ZEALAND.
And, of course, the service on SINGAPORE AIRLINES is great.

Ciao

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Jul 03, 1999 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stick Control On Airbuses
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

RE: Boeing Will Have The Stick, Too

The fact is that the Sidestick was yet another innovation by Airbus (think of the fly-by-wire, first for civil aircraft after Concorde on the A320). The Sidestick has proven to be very succesfull and if pilots would't have liked it Airbus would have abolished them. Don't forget... not only Boeing bu...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Jul 03, 1999 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Customers ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

RE: I Am Not Quite Sure

Hi

Egypt Air
Air China (?)
Air Europe (based in Italy) (?)

Not sure about the last ones...

Regards

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by WorldTraveller
Fri Jun 25, 1999 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's New Economy
Replies: 1
Views: 3179

BA's New Economy

Hi guys
Is there any BA freak out there who knows how many aircraft are already equipped with BA's new economy class?
I'll fly the LHR-LAX route this August and would like to know if I can already experience the comfort of their personal TV's, footrests etc.
Thanks

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Jun 20, 1999 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A319
Replies: 2
Views: 1540

RE: British Airways A319

They'll get the first one this fall (September/October), as far as I know...

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Jun 14, 1999 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99
Replies: 11
Views: 5005

Video Of Crash On BBC Site

Dear Farleymac!
The video of the figther jet crash is available at the BBC web site at http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/on_air/default.htm

Regards,
WorldTraveller

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by WorldTraveller
Mon Jun 14, 1999 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Assembled In US?
Replies: 8
Views: 2481

Some A319's Will Be Built In Toulouse!

AIRBUS announced today at Le Bourget that apart from the Hamburg site, the 319 will also be assembled in Toulouse in the future.
Could this be a sign that the A3XX will someday be build in Hamburg?
As you know, several european cities are now competing to build this Superbird...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Jun 13, 1999 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accident At The Paris Air Show '99
Replies: 11
Views: 5005

I Saw It On TV

I saw the crash on TV yesterday and it looked really scary! The plane (they said it was a Su-27, not -30) was like "dancing" around in the air, then came very close to the ground while the pilots tried to give full power to the engines to avoid ground contact which then occured while the back of the...

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by WorldTraveller
Sat Jun 12, 1999 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot
Replies: 28
Views: 1332

5 Languages Is Crap!

Hey guys, no way that Aeroflot pilots have to speak these five languages!!! (As you see, they can hardly speak one foreign language) It is REALLY SCARY to me that a pilot who flies to New York and Seattle can't speak english well!!! I mean, we've had some serious incidents where language problems pl...

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by WorldTraveller
Thu Jun 10, 1999 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Aircraft Flies Which Routes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1748

Which Aircraft Flies Which Routes?

Hi guys I was wondering if anybody knows how to find out exactly which aircraft (i.e. G-XXXX) flies on which routes for an airline? I am asking this because I'd like to know on which routes BA uses the new livery and on which routes and aircraft they already have the "new" World Traveller class. Tha...

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by WorldTraveller
Wed Jun 09, 1999 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Camera In Plane's Nose
Replies: 12
Views: 4130

Austrian's A340 Has It And Condor's 767!

Austrian Airlines has or at least had a nose cam on one of their A340's. They said if it would be a success (what a question !!) they would implement it on all the others.
German's Condor has nose cams on at least a few of their 767's. It's just great to see the runway comin' closer and closer...

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by WorldTraveller
Sun Jun 06, 1999 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Winglets Anymore?
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

No Winglets Anymore?

Hi folks,
I am wondering why they didn't use winglets on the aircraft anymore? (777, 737NG, A3XX, 747-500/-600)
Do you guys have an answer for me?
Thanks a lot!

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