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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 08, 2000 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: Time To Reserve A Crow Farm..(G)

747-451 You have to understand something from me. I for one completely dismiss the idea that the US side is somehow a "victim" of European subsidy issues when facts presnet themselves via various outlets, particularly one US based outlet called the CATO Institute which has gone to the trouble of doc...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 08, 2000 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

RE: Time To Reserve A Crow Farm..(G)

747-451 wrote: ------------------------------- Airport congestion is a major problem (Chi, LGA, Washington National). We are always building new airports. No we don't have some of the constraints that Europe has. The US is not Europe. We have different problems. Add to that Asia as well...Chicago c...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 08, 2000 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Going Up In A Meig 25? Military Training?
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Wait A Second There Buck Rogers..

Personally, $15 Grand would be -much- better spent towards a good college education than some ego-driven 'rich man's stunt' for 45 minutes. You want to talk -real- balls and guts? Become a full time Air Force fighter jock. If you were to join the Air Force through the AF Academy, (given high test sc...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 08, 2000 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL With US Air's Planes
Replies: 46
Views: 2637

RE: UAL With US Air's Planes

IF ( and that's a BIG IF) this merger goes through (I dont think it will). I see the following Fleetwise, UAL keeping: The USAirways A32X and A330 fleet Fleetwise, UAL getting rid of: The F-100 and continuing DC-9 retirement, selling off the MD80 fleet, selling off the 737-200 fleet Consolidation of...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 08, 2000 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's Upcoming Aircraft Order
Replies: 35
Views: 3196

RE: Air Canada's Upcoming Aircraft Order

How about AC's dissatisfaction with the 747-400 Combi? Will this play into any 744F order? What about the existing 747-400C fleet that could be converted? I have been informed by a *very reliable source within AC* that AC cant wait to get rid of the 747-400 Combis or convert them over to all cargo. ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 08, 2000 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A3XX Success Or Bust?
Replies: 84
Views: 3553

Time To Reserve A Crow Farm..(G)

PhilB The 2009 timeframe you mention is quite interesting and compelling. Some here on this forum seriously "think" that the US is somehow "immune" to the constraints many foriegn airports undergo, yet it's becoming _very_ obvious that as the airways become saturated in the US, the capability to han...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 07, 2000 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Love Affair With The A340
Replies: 76
Views: 1333

RE: Love Affair With The A340

Iainhol wrote: ------------------------------- All of you think the A340 has a bad climb rate, actually it is not as bad as you think as the A340 wings is one of the best around... ------------------ To add and settle one very old argument over speed..anyone know what the average long distance crui...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 07, 2000 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What You Expect From The A3XX On Inflight Services
Replies: 29
Views: 684

RE: What You Expect From The A3XX On Inflight Services

Ahh...let's expand our minds shall we? I see the A3XX as an airline marketing coup d'etat for those who employ them. If Virgin gets them, just watch how they employ them. The ability to offer new First and Business Class 'perk's on this platform is simply incredible to contemplate. No this does not ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Oct 07, 2000 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Love Affair With The A340
Replies: 76
Views: 1333

RE: Love Affair With The A340

Peq wrote: ------------------------------- why do we love it so? Because.. -It's elegant and classic looking. Reminds me of a elegant and classic airplane called the DC-8. The airfoil, overall looks, -everything- is a beautiful visual delight to indulge your eyes upon. -It's quiet, just compare the ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 03, 2000 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: I'm A Ralph Nader Guy

One further note, Ralph Nader wants to abolish the death penalty. If there is anything that tells something about a people, it's that issue. "Dub'ya" smirked like a jackal back during the Tucker execution at the Texas 'lethal injection mill' in Huntsville, Texas while ample evidence is mounting seve...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 03, 2000 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

I'm A Ralph Nader Guy

Well, I've got one better...(G) I'm voting for Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke this year on the Green Party ticket. I'm a proud member of the Green Party. The Democrats and Republicans represent nothing for the American people. Both represent the monied interests in Corporate America and want to keep ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 03, 2000 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's

Thanks WorldTraveller, I appreciate the kind words. I poured my heart out and let me just say that there is a lot more to add to it but I think I made myself clear. There are so many events that have happened in my life that have caused me to come full circle in less than 34 years on this earth. Eve...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 03, 2000 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

Thanks BOS-CDG!

I poured my heart out in that and I appreciate you kind words!

Best Regards
MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 03, 2000 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's

Wingman wrote: ------------------------------- I should let this silly exchange end here, but a couple of more points. MAC, you'll have seen by now the new thread containing a Reuters story which quotes widely from the corps of aerospace analysts. They seem to be in agreement that the SIA order is ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 03, 2000 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

RE: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX

I see, so according to your denial of what CATO offers, (you have more sources? where are they? I'd like to see them, dont BS me, show me your sources) you continue to deny their findings and therefore declare them as pure bunkum. Incredible! You then use emotive oratory further on, and then "give u...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 03, 2000 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

Eads Shares Jump On SIA Order!

Here's a very interesting story just posted on Reuters. Thought I'd post it here. Take a look at the response to EADS in this story. Now, that doesnt at all change my view that anything is possible in the market and tomorrow it can of course 'go south'. -Nonetheless-, it's interesting to see what is...

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by MAC_Veteran
Tue Oct 03, 2000 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

RE: Widebody, PhilB, Sabenapilot

Yeah I am glad that Airbus is in the lead (so far) and they are actively deflating the somewhat self serving argument of "no need" for an A3XX which was pure fiction anyway. For any clarification on subsidies and see how it DOES exist on the US side with the various schemes and methods the US side e...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 02, 2000 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Think EWR Should Add Another Runway?
Replies: 32
Views: 3593

RE: Do You Think EWR Should Add Another Runway?

You could do that, probably west of the Earle Naval Depot area between the Sandy Hook area and Raritan River inlet area. There would be space to build quite a massive airport "Osaka style" out in that water. Highway access to the Garden State and Turnpike wouldnt be too bad. However, the environment...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 02, 2000 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

RE: Mac_veteran

Pandora wrote: ------------------------------- The fact is, you can't face that 747X will beat the A3XX very soon. As i have mentioend b4, several key airlines are lookiung seriously into the 747X instead of the A3XX. ------------------------------- Who? I'd like to know. I've seen in the online re...

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by MAC_Veteran
Mon Oct 02, 2000 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

RE: Mac Veteran

USAirways737 wrote: ------------------------------- About your comment about Boeing Shareholders being really nervous, If you had been paying any attention to Boeings stock you would see that the stock has gone from $35 to 64 in a few months, man those shareholders are really nervous about buying B...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Think EWR Should Add Another Runway?
Replies: 32
Views: 3593

RE: Do You Think EWR Should Add Another Runway?

DesertJets wrote: ------------------------------- You could just build a really long taxiway to Teterboro. Hahahahaha! Now that's funny!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif"> I can imagine something like that. Driving down the Turnpike and seeing this huge concrete "roadway" going throug...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

RE: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX

With the posts you are making it appear the 747X has been launched. The only Boeing widebody airplane that has been launched this year is the 777X. If I were a Boeing shareholder, with regards to this 747X business, I'd be damn nervous considering the plans they have (or dont) short term and even mo...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 727 Retirement Today
Replies: 14
Views: 3879

RE: TWA 727 Retirement Today

I wonder if he got thrown back up into the bottom of the fuselage under #2 engine, which could have cold-conked him and then he plunged straight down. Chuteless of course. People have found money in various riverbeds and streams in that area of the Pacific Northwest where this occurred, but no human...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Economic Downturn And The A3XX
Replies: 3
Views: 1851

RE: World Economic Downturn And The A3XX

Someone crashes an A3XX into Wall Street or into the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to "stimulate the economy". (G) OK..seriously now how can one or two quarters be an implacable indicator of the future? This year has seen an incredible increases in fuel pricing, hence inflationary pressure. One figmen...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 727 Retirement Today
Replies: 14
Views: 3879

RE: TWA 727 Retirement Today

That's a A LOT of years for the 727 at one carrier! I remember the TWA 727s back when they wore the "Twin Globes" livery, you could still see them in that scheme as late as 1980-ish. That scheme looked quite classy and "Jet Age". Whether it was the 727, 707, L1011, DC-9, 747. It just looked great to...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

RE: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX

Absolutely Incredible MD-90! So you are willing to dismiss quotes by PhilB from the well respected R.E.G. Davies work, (works that I've read also). For your information: Mr Davies is a curator of the Smithsonian Institution Air and Space Museum. He just made it up and felt like putting it there..cor...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's

I mis-spoke, referring to you rather than MD-90, My mistake and sorry for that, but it's worth -RE-posting over there for completeness-. But that said, thanks for the "Yup your crazy" note, shows how educated you aren't.

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

RE: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX

Oh really? Smell MD-11 and MCDD? Really now, Airbus is the same company McDonnell Douglas was back in the early 90s? Does Airbus practice "TQMS", alienating it's employees (some of which appeared on Phil Donohue's old talk-show detailing the incredible bullsh*t these people went through), management...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: Fly-By...?

Is that right? Can you tell me which one? I'm dying to know! Could you please --Quote in text--, from the very beginning now. Humour Me please! And by the way, can you also inform me who else isnt discussing the SIA purchase here according to you? Quoted in text...et al. I'd be behooved and everyone...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Trump Card Over The A3XX
Replies: 108
Views: 4843

747-400

Boeing747-400 wrote: ------------------------------- I agree. But don't forget United, Atlas, and Cargolux have expressed strong interest as well. I hope Boeing continues the 747 for 30 more years too! It is just the best plane out there. To all the Airbus guys out here, there's nothing wrong with ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: Euro Pricing

That's probably the most 'brainy' thing I can agree with you upon in recent posts Navion. Of course this factors in purchases. It would be to Airbus's advantage to exploit this. Can we expect the US Treasury Department to step in and start buying Euros to prop it up to avoid the 'calamity' this coul...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: MAC Veteran

Navion You simply want to avoid discussion of facts, and mock them when they are presented to you, mock them for their length, ignore their source, mock them for whatever floats your boat. That defines YOUR level of ignorance and the "pick and choose" manner you "debate" with. Rather than challengin...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Think EWR Should Add Another Runway?
Replies: 32
Views: 3593

RE: Do You Think EWR Should Add Another Runway?

It would be wonderful, but simply put. Where? Other than the site of that brewery to the west of the central terminal area could they possibly expand onto and that's if Pabst agrees to it along with respective cities of Elizabeth and Newark allowing overflights of their downtown area. A terminal are...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Acronyms
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

RE: Acronyms

THY- Turk Hava Yollari They Hate You! While stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey this acronym was humourously referred to by some who had to fly on THY. I flew on them and didnt have a problem whatsoever, although the departure angle in our 727-200 seemed a little steep with lots of peopl...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's

Teahan wrote: ------------------------------- Its these kind of topics that make airliners.net special! My belief is that the A3XX will be launched and sell reasonably well. Now Boeing must be working there heads off to come up with something better (plan B) sice the Boeing 747X will fail to get an...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's

Wingman wrote: ------------------------------- Yes Mac, the $142MM figure was given in the press, and not outrageously low as you stated, but a typical 30% discount for a launch order. The SIA chairman is quoted as saying that the Airbus offer much was more attractive from a financial standpoint. I...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: MAC Veteran

Pathetic Navion Absolutely pathetic. I should have expected more but alas no. You cant answer fact against fact, so you retort to mudslinging. Please, go back to the cave or rock you came from and stay there. Reactionaries like you find quite good company though unfortunately. If you are such an "ed...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: Rofl!

Do you know how to glean through a -corporate- press release and determine that as quite possibly -skewed opinion in their favour-? If Boeing announces the moon will turn black and green, will you report that as "fact" too? I weigh ALL press releases from either company with a great grain of salt. A...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

Rofl!

Boeing747-400 wrote:
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I get my facts from Boeing.com.

Anyway, what I said in my earlier posts were just my 2 cents.

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Hahahahahaha!
Enough said. ROFL!!!

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's

Wingman If you could READ the Seattle Times article posted by CX747 you wouldnt look so foolish. I'll copy it below for you ol' buddy. Now, go read the article and you'll see the $142 million dollar number THEY quote. It does appear Boeing was trying desparately to GIVE away the 747X and they lost. ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's

PhilB

It's because some people dont want to admit that there is a huge paradigm shift going on and wish to ignore it. While the tidal wave approaches their beliefs, they continue to sit on the beach. (G) It's funny to watch.

MAC

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

Boeing Couldnt Even -give The 747X Away-!

Has ANYONE noticed this? From the Seattle Times article posted here, This point is absolutely stunning! Folks. Read into this! Boeing couldnt even -give away- the 747X! ------------------ Boeing made an all-out push for the deal, offering to reduce the 747X's price to as low as $142 million, accordi...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, AA, DL 43XX Orders?
Replies: 26
Views: 2715

Thank You PhilB!

You are SPOT on! Another point that is worth adding to that is McDonnell Douglas thought the DC-10 and DC-8 Super Sixty series would "negate the need for the 747". Look what happened after that? (G) Regards MAC PhilB wrote: ------------------------------- Boeing 747-400 Your remarks echo those made ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sun Oct 01, 2000 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

RE: This Is The Reality

Boeing747-400 wrote: ------------------------------- The 747X is the smarter way to go, these airlines know that, they've only expressed interest in the A3XX, they also did that with the 747X, so stop with this interest stuff. ------------------------------- I could reply point by point, but I think...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Sep 30, 2000 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What About The A330-500?
Replies: 13
Views: 2978

RE: What About The A330-500?

WorldTraveler I am of the mind that not only will SQ keep the A340-500, but quite possibly -ADD- to their initial order! (Gasp in the background) Indeed, I believe that SQ will eventually become an A3XX/A345/A335/777/744F operator by the end of this decade, with conversions of formerly passenger 747...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Sep 30, 2000 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

To Ray: History Repeating Itself?

Ray If you look at the list you compiled I see -at least- 75% of the carriers not confirmed yet going for the A3XX. What is so funny in all of this, and I dont know if anyone has caught onto it yet. Boeing did it again! They fumbled the airframe football. They did it once before with the A320 and no...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Sep 30, 2000 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, AA, DL 43XX Orders?
Replies: 26
Views: 2715

RE: UAL, AA, DL 43XX Orders?

Victor Hotel wrote: ------------------------------- I was watching a show on cable this morning and they were talking with some avaition consultants(dont know who) and a woman from Airbus. They were saying, except the woman from Airbus that airlines will not have them as ultra luxurious, instead th...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Sep 30, 2000 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL, AA, DL 43XX Orders?
Replies: 26
Views: 2715

RE: UAL, AA, DL 43XX Orders?

Oh really? Then can you explain the joint UAL/Lufthansa A3XX talks going on. Nothing 'serious' of course. I have to laugh at the denial out there. Hahahahaha. This 'family member' is working for Boeing, how does he know the decisions --UAL-- (not Boeing) will make? Does he sit on the executive board...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Sep 30, 2000 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Says No To
Replies: 6
Views: 1999

RE: BA Is Actually Trying To Get A Good Price..

Read between the lines and you can see that BA is trying to get the bet price for one or the other airplane. CEO's are always spouting this stuff off to mount pressure on the airframe makers to get a great price. They left plenty of breathing room for them to retract every single sentence also. You ...

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by MAC_Veteran
Sat Sep 30, 2000 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ To Buy Up To 25 A3XX's
Replies: 142
Views: 6715

AF-A319: Dammn That Looks Pretty

AF-A319 That's a pretty picture of the SIA A3XX. You know, It's so funny watching the A3XX nay-sayers still buzzing like a saw over this. That is -pure- comedy. My applause and sincere nomination for a new show on Comedy Central goes to them. A title like "Denial" would be appropriate.  <img sr...

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