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by OA412
Tue Sep 18, 2001 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will All The Skycaps Go?
Replies: 1
Views: 2627

RE: Where Will All The Skycaps Go?

Someone can correct me if I am wrong but I think that skycaps were never actually airline employees. IIRC their services were contracted out by each individual airline. Again, if I am wrong please correct me if I am wrong. I think it is pretty clear that, at least in the short term, they will lose t...

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by OA412
Sun Aug 12, 2001 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair First Class And Business Class Layout?
Replies: 8
Views: 3880

RE: Swissair First Class And Business Class Layout?

Yes, SRs MD-11s do feature a 3-4-2 layout. I flew aboard SRs MD-11 in '99 and it did indeed have a 3-4-2 layout. In fact, KL and AZ also have this layout on their MD-11s and EgyptAir uses it on their 777. IMO, this is by far the best layout for a 9-abreast economy class.

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by OA412
Fri Aug 10, 2001 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair First Class And Business Class Layout?
Replies: 8
Views: 3880

RE: Swissair First Class And Business Class Layout?

The layouts are as follows: MD-11: First = 1-2-1, Business = 2-3-2 A330: First = 1-2-1, Business = 2-2-2 The first class seats are the same on both aircraft types and, I believe that the business seats are the same as well. From what I have heard the MD-11s economy seats are the same as the A330s bu...

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by OA412
Fri Aug 03, 2001 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denver Trying To PAY Air France $1million!
Replies: 16
Views: 2093

RE: Denver Trying To PAY Air France $1million!

Well, in all fairness to DEN this "bribery" was begun by PHX. Apparently, in 1995 BA were deciding which of the two cities to serve. At the last minute PHX hands BA a check for $1 million. Problem solved. Anyway, DEN thought this a novel idea and followed suit with both BA and LH. Actually, DEN is a...

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by OA412
Thu Aug 02, 2001 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Going To SLC
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

RE: AeroMexico Going To SLC

Rlwynn - Airlines have flown between SLC and Mexico before. However, all this flying was done on a charter basis. These new flights will be SLCs first scheduled service to Mexico.

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by OA412
Tue Jul 31, 2001 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways Future
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

RE: Superfly

There are numerous reasons why OA is having problems. Many are listed in my first response to this thread. Suffice it to say they are a state owned carrier that is, by default, bloated, overstaffed, inefficient, etc. Managers appointed to run the airline know nothing of airline management and exacer...

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by OA412
Tue Jul 31, 2001 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroMexico Going To SLC
Replies: 18
Views: 1613

RE: AeroMexico Going To SLC

Why do some people think that SLC is a backwater cow town? We are not as small nor as secluded as some think we are. For example, roughly 1.7 - 2 million people live within an hours drive to SLC. And, FWIW an AF official was quoted in Aviation Daily sometime last year stating that the airline was co...

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by OA412
Tue Jul 31, 2001 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Double JFK Operations
Replies: 30
Views: 3348

RE: Answers

N509JB - CCS is the code for Caracas, Venezuela.

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by OA412
Sun Jul 29, 2001 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways Future
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

RE: OA412

Latinplane - I agree with you completely. OA must stop flying routes for the purpose of prestige and begin focusing on routes that actually make money. I read in another thread that Axon Airlines (the front runner in the take-over negotiations) has stated that if it buys OA it will shave roughly 13-...

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by OA412
Fri Jul 27, 2001 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways Future
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

RE: Olympic Airways Future

I don't know if you are aware or not but 4 parties have shown interest in Olympic. They are Axon Airlines (a small Greek company), Cyprus Airways, Integrated Airline Solutions, and Golden Aviation Holdings. CSFB has singled out the offer made by Axon as best and talks are supposed to have started be...

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by OA412
Fri Jul 13, 2001 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions Re: Virgin Names & Regos
Replies: 10
Views: 2513

RE: Questions Re: Virgin Names & Regos

I am just taking a wild stab here but I would bet money that the registration G-VROY is in honor of Roy Orbison, the man who wrote and performed "Pretty Woman."

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by OA412
Tue Jul 10, 2001 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC To HNL Non-Stop On DL?
Replies: 11
Views: 4515

RE: SLC To HNL Non-Stop On DL?

The flights begin on Sep. 1 IIRC. They are operated with a 764. Like MAH4546 said these flights basically replace the ATL-HNL. Since DL decided to forego adding a crewrest seat to the 764, SLC is the only hub from where they can operate an HNL flight that will not require a relief pilot. By the way,...

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by OA412
Sat Jul 07, 2001 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways
Replies: 104
Views: 3192

RE: Olympic Airways

I agree if I were an investor I would definitely walk away from the deal. Regardless of who wins out in the end, it is obvious that they will have a VERY difficult time with the staff. But as OA340 said, the airline simply does not need so many people working for it. Pardon me, but what the hell do ...

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by OA412
Fri Jul 06, 2001 9:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways
Replies: 104
Views: 3192

RE: ATH-SYD, Etc.

Regarding the ATH-SYD-MEL, each of the four bidders has admitted that they will drop this route once the airline is privatized. The days of flying routes for prestige are over. Today, airlines are in the business of making money and if a route does not make money it will, unfortunately, be dropped r...

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by OA412
Thu Jul 05, 2001 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Airways
Replies: 104
Views: 3192

RE: Olympic Airways

I thought the following article would be interesting to those in this thread: Greek Axon, Cyprus Airways frontrunners for Olympic By Dina Kyriakidou ATHENS, June 29 (Reuters) - Greece's small Axon Airlines followed closely by Cyprus Airways are favourites to win a majority stake in the ailing Olympi...

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by OA412
Wed Jul 04, 2001 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Athens-Tokyo
Replies: 7
Views: 997

RE: Athens-Tokyo

Well, JL did codeshare with OA on the ATH-BKK-NRT route they ran in the early '90s. I had obtained a timetable from JAL at the time and it listed the route as a joint OA/JL affair. Of course, it would be nice if JL returned to ATH with their own flights but anyway...

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by OA412
Sun Jul 01, 2001 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is A Delta 727 In Budapest, Hungary?
Replies: 9
Views: 3216

RE: Why Is A Delta 727 In Budapest, Hungary?

When Delta bought PanAm's Atlantic Division they continued to operate many flights within Europe from the Frankfurt hub just as PanAm had done previously. Thus they had a fleet of 727s based in Frankfurt that flew such routes as: FRA-BUD FRA-ATH FRA-IST FRA-OTP FRA-SVO However, it quickly became app...

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by OA412
Thu Jun 28, 2001 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 1047

History Channel

For those who are interested, tonight 6/27 the History Channel will be airing a show entitled "Empires of Industry" that will focus on the airline industry. Specifically, it will chronicle the lives of Juan Trippe and Howard Hughes. It is scheduled to air 9 PM ET/PT, 8 PM CT, and 7PM MT.

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by OA412
Wed Jun 27, 2001 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McDonalds Missing, Pizza Hut Present In Euro Apts?
Replies: 31
Views: 1640

RE: McDonalds Missing, Pizza Hut Present In Euro Apts?

Subway and Blimpie's I understand, but how is Wendy's any healthier than a McDonald's or a Pizza Hut?

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by OA412
Fri Jun 22, 2001 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD-11
Replies: 4
Views: 1365

RE: Delta MD-11

According to another board this was the JFK-NRT flight. Apparently a fuel leak forced the aircraft to divert to ORD.

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by OA412
Mon Jun 11, 2001 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinions On Athens Venizelos
Replies: 9
Views: 1291

RE: Opinions On Athens Venizelos

The fact that you arrived at the satellite terminal explains why your walk to baggage claim was so long. Remember, however, that this is not the experience of every traveler as the gates connected to the main terminal are much closer to baggage claim and thus distances are also shorter. Regarding th...

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by OA412
Wed Jun 06, 2001 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Hours 50 Minutes From Zurich To Athens?!
Replies: 5
Views: 4123

RE: 2 Hours 50 Minutes From Zurich To Athens?!

I flew the ZRH-ATH-ZRH route in 1999. Back then the flight was scheduled 2:35 ZRH-ATH and 2:50 ATH-ZRH. Actual flying time was about 2:15 and 2:20 respectively. So, yes the schedules are padded but not by a great deal.

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by OA412
Tue Jun 05, 2001 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Fastbreak Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1264

RE: Delta's Fastbreak Service

Fastbreak service is offered on Delta's shorter flights. For example, I got fastbreak service on SLC-LAS and v.v. The service consisted of a snack packet and a choice between water, cran-apple juice, or lemonade.

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by OA412
Wed May 16, 2001 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair Is The Official Airine Of The Olympics
Replies: 14
Views: 2659

RE: Swissair Is The Official Airine Of The Olympics

Actually, according to the press release Swissair will be the official airline of the IOC not necessarily of any particular Olympic Games. Anyway, as other posters have already mentioned Olympic is a much more obvious choice to be official airline of the Games in Athens. After all, SRs two daily ZRH...

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by OA412
Thu Dec 28, 2000 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US Cities Need International Service?
Replies: 27
Views: 2536

Sn330

Actually, the number of residents within a reasonable driving distance of SLC is closer to 1.7 million. A daily flight to LGW should be able to do fine. Where did you get 500,000 from? Salt Lake county alone has roughly 900,000 residents.

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