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by william
Sun Jun 13, 1999 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Rage (jetpilot Should See This Re. Passengers)
Replies: 9
Views: 2307

RE: Air Rage (jetpilot Should See This Re. Passengers)

I have a friend who is a SWA flight attendant,and how they deal with it,is very simple,they tell the passenger that if they have to the return to the gate,or reopen the door to put them off,that they will be 2 federal officers waiting for them,then they kindly explain what the word felony mean. In o...

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by william
Sun Jun 13, 1999 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should I Fly Spirit Airlines?
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

RE: Should I Fly Spirit Airlines?

Hmmm.....lets see,if I remember correctly the ValueJet crash was the first crash with fatalities of a discount carrier SINCE 1978(Deregulation year). Now UALb777 think of all those terrible,tragic aircrashes over the years since 1978-(someone please correct me if I am wrong). 1.at least 3 USair cras...

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by william
Sun Jun 13, 1999 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Hub Operation
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

RE: Denver

I always wondered if they ever did build that reliever airport on the southside of Chicago,would United and American flee from Ohare to the new airport. The fact of not being constrained by slots and noise abatement procedures at a new airport would be very tempting for them. Plus with a new airport...

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by william
Sun Jun 13, 1999 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Requests?
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

RE: Any Requests?

Yeah,could please get some descent pictures of the ATL new international terminal,and of the Airtrans/ASA concorse? All the pictures of Atlanta Hartfield show only Delta's operation,its enough to make you think that they are the only game in town......................well,close.

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by william
Sun Jun 13, 1999 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle RJs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1029

RE: American Eagle RJs?

If I remember correctly,don't quote me,but the agreement with its pilot's union stated that American Eagle can operate up to 60 regional jets. Now how many of those will be Embraers,I do not know. By the way,these Pilot Unions,while right hearted,are slowly putting themselves out of a job. By restri...

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by william
Sun Jun 13, 1999 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 777 Orders Are All Cancelled
Replies: 27
Views: 2642

Cedarjet

If I understand you correctly,you saying you rather fly 2+5+2 777,than 2+3+2 767? Would your opinion be the same if you had to sit in the middle of 5 rows of seats? Just wondering. I wish airlines would fly more 767,instead of its cousin the 757(overstretch 737 interior). Again my opinion comes from...

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by william
Sat Jun 12, 1999 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does NorthWorst Need A 99-gate Terminal?
Replies: 10
Views: 2416

Doesn't Delta Have Almost That Number In Atlanta

You are probably going on the assumption that each gate will be utilized 10 times a day,which may not neccessarily be the case. It will give Northwest the ability to bring in bring aircraft from 80 or 90 different cities at a time which optimizes your hub,and have about 4 or 5 banks of flights doing...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Service
Replies: 8
Views: 1040

Delta Used To Be Special

Funny thing happens to a company when they try to reinvent themselves,they mess up. And I feel thats what happened to Delta. Delta used to be known for its southern hospitality,majority of its employees were happy to be withou a union,management had good relations with the employees,Delta was always...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Hub Operation
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

RE: What Is Your Favorite Hub Operation

Purdue Cadet,I too find O'hare fascinating,because they held the title of busiest airport in the world for so long,and yet be slot airport. And the funny thing about O'hare is that its so plain,it doesn't scream look me,like Denver's airport,yet O'hare is very efficient.

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It True?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

RE: The MD80s Are Paid For.

Yes,Purdue Cadet,you are correct in stating that MR.Crandall is no longer at AA. The point I was trying to make was Mr.Crandall was in charge when the negotiating with Boeing began. And it was his "lean and mean",philosophy,despite the fact he was at odds with the unions,is the reason that AA made s...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Hub Operation
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

What Is Your Favorite Hub Operation

Hub operartions for all their bad rap,are very impressive, with some having over 500 departures alone in one day. So aviation enthusiasts,what is your favorite hub airport or airline? My favorite airport for hubs has to be Atlanta Delta airport........oops...Atlanta Hartsfield airport. At last count...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-500X And 600X
Replies: 15
Views: 3904

Isn't This Stretching Of Aircraft A Bit Much?

I find amazing that Boeing find ways to keep s t r e t c h i n g their aircraft. Has anyone heard of the term,"tailstrikes". I wonder what kind of landing gear are they going to use? I read that they were thinking about using the 777's 6 wheel bogeys in the rear. If this is true,this is going to be ...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It True?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Maybe They Could Order Some Stretch 717s

Hmmm.....maybe American can order some stretch 717s. It would make sense,imagine all those MD80 spare parts that could used,not much retraining necessary,and they would separate themselves from all the other "me too"airlines that are flying 737s.

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It True?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

The MD80s Are Paid For.

Have we forgotten Robert Crandall already? The 737NG order was to intially replace the 727-200s. All those MD80s are or almost paid for,that makes them cash cows,just pay maintenance,crew,and insurance.........ch-ching,ch-ching. Why would Mr. Crandall get rid of them,especially since they have alot ...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wonderful Article On The Boeing 717
Replies: 2
Views: 2704

RE: Wonderful Article On The Boeing 717

I read that Boeing is going to offer the 717 stretched,maybe not as long as a MD80,but wouldn't that be interesting. Heat up the old 737 vs MD80 sales war.

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Time Airline Pilots
Replies: 19
Views: 1671

RE: Low Time Airline Pilots

You are correct to a point. Nothing beats experience,and a simulator can only show you show much,however,if Cathay,Singapore,or JAL are using low time pilots,and not having crashes,I guess that something to be said about their training program. But I am with you,nothing beats experience.

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remember The Movie,"Airport",the Original?
Replies: 1
Views: 2736

Remember The Movie,"Airport",the Original?

I'm going to show my age here,but does anyone remember the movie Airport,no not 75,77,or 79,just "Airport". The one the bomb exploding on a 707, with Dean Martin,and all the stereotypes of pilots and stewardesses. There are 2 scenes that stick out in my mind. Remember when the crippled airliner land...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747's In Movies?
Replies: 4
Views: 2813

Why Can't Movies Be Consistent?

I can't stand when on a movie or a TV show,they take off in 727,next they show a 707 during flight stages,and when landing show a 747,most likely some clip from Airport 75. Doesn't that drive you crazy?

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA
Replies: 16
Views: 1078

DC-9 Have Great Seating Configurations

While i love to stand on theground and watch airplanes take off and land,flying in them is a total different story. I like DC-9,and its cousin the MD88 inside seat configaration. There is only ONE middle seat across the rows,so there is a 4 in 5 chance you have a window or an aisle. Its my personal ...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scariest Landing?
Replies: 22
Views: 1640

Scariest If You Were Up Front

I used to work at Austin Mueller airport,(they have a new one now call Bergstrom International) and they would sometimes have these power outages,knocking out power to the main runway lights,but not to the general aviation runway that was 5,000 feet long. This happened one night and all the airlines...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Entertainment
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

RE: No Entertainment

All their widebodies,including the 757.

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines CEO Stepping Down
Replies: 8
Views: 1931

RE: Delta Airlines CEO Stepping Down

No,I have not heard anything,as a matter a fac t,Airtransport World,the airline trade magazine did an interview with the CEO of Delta on a 777 being delivered from Seattle,so yes,while this incident might have happened,its nothing that a personal phone call to some corportations appologizing cannot ...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's New LAX Terminal
Replies: 2
Views: 2508

United's New LAX Terminal

I was looking at some photos of United's LAX terminal,and was wondering what is new about their terminal. Did they do a remodel? If they added gates,then where? According to the photos on this site their area was pretty cramped already.

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest-Worth The Fare Or Not
Replies: 30
Views: 2323

The One Thing That Saves The Other Majors

I live in Texas,the home state of SWA,and some would say the unofficial airline of Texas. The one thing that saves the majors from the SWA,is SWA stubbornness. They know(as reported in Airtransport world sometime back)people want reserved seating,but they will not institute reserve seating,because o...

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by william
Fri Jun 11, 1999 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing,bring Back The 7J7
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

RE: Boeing,bring Back The 7J7

I guess it depends on your concept of new generation. True updates to the 737 body has made it competitive in todays market,it is still based on a design that is 30 years old. I am not saying that its a bad aircraft,its a good old reliable workhorse,and I know there are legions of pilots who will sw...

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by william
Thu Jun 10, 1999 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing,bring Back The 7J7
Replies: 2
Views: 2492

Boeing,bring Back The 7J7

Does anybody remember the Boeing 7J7,the proposed propfan airliner. Boeing needs to bring it back,drop the propfan concept,and stick some high efficiency turbofans on it. Why? Passengers(remember us,the ones that PAY)would love a midsize aircraft that had the cross section of a 767. Also,it would be...

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by william
Thu Jun 10, 1999 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UAL Moving From SFO To Lax?
Replies: 9
Views: 3553

RE: Is UAL Moving--William

Its a known fact to any frequent flyer,or aviation enthusiast that SFO is nearing capacity constraints,its the reason why SFO are trying to build new runways to handle new expected growth. While it may be true that United could add more flights during the middle of the day,its the morning and evenin...

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by william
Thu Jun 10, 1999 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is UAL Moving From SFO To Lax?
Replies: 9
Views: 3553

RE: Is UAL Moving From SFO To Lax?

United is just strengthening their market position. Besides,there is not much room to grow at SFO,so why not make LAX a second gateway to Asia and the Hawaiian Islands,especially if you already have a big presence in LAX.

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by william
Thu Jun 10, 1999 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has United Chosen Airbus 320s Over Boeings 737ngs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Has United Chosen Airbus 320s Over Boeings 737ngs?

Has United chosen airbus 320s for there 727 and 737 replacements? United seems to be ordering Airbuses in small groupings,as if they are unsure if they are going to go with the 319s,and 320s as replacements for the old Boeing midsize fleet. Does anyone know why they went with Airbus? Financing? Econ...

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by william
Thu Jun 10, 1999 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Atlanta Hartsfield Expansion Plans?
Replies: 1
Views: 2781

What Are Atlanta Hartsfield Expansion Plans?

I love flying through Atlanta. Its layout is simple,yet with Delta operating some 600 or more departures,and ASA not far behind,you can do so much with 4 runways,and thats no matter how good the controllers are. I heard that they are trying to build a short runway for the regional aircraft,but more ...

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