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by BUFjets
Sun Jun 20, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alcoholic Drink : 4$/4€
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

RE: Alcoholic Drink : 4$/4€

I just flew <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> last week. The beers were $5 or 7 CHF. I'm not ...

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by BUFjets
Sat May 29, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American MD-80
Replies: 22
Views: 2535

RE: American MD-80

LMP737- thanks for your posts on the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80's. It is great to get this type of feedback from an expert. It is these bits of information that keep me reading through the forum. It's too bad I have to wade through so much other crap. While my perspective is onl...

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by BUFjets
Fri May 28, 2004 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir Md-80's
Replies: 20
Views: 3577

RE: USAir Md-80's

A company callled Jetran bought and re-sold some ex-US Airways MD-80's.

Some were broken up in Mojave.

Some are stored in Tucson.

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by BUFjets
Fri May 28, 2004 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American MD-80
Replies: 22
Views: 2535

RE: American MD-80

AA's <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80's are reliable; no less reliable than most anything out there. Also, since <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> has so many of them, there are lots of spare parts for them. I always look forward to flying on them. You'll get More ...

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by BUFjets
Thu May 13, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD-Tell Me About Your ORD Delay Experiences
Replies: 18
Views: 4143

RE: ORD-Tell Me About Your ORD Delay Experiences

My last flight out of <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> was April 12th, 2004. My <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> ERJ was number 33 for take off on our runway. I didn't time the entire delay, but it was more than 45 min...

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by BUFjets
Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport With The Highest % Of Connecting Passenger
Replies: 35
Views: 12001

RE: Airport With The Highest % Of Connecting Passenger

If we are looking at airports with the highest percentage of connecting passengers relative to total passengers, then it seems hub airports with the least number of O&D passengers will have the highest connecting percentage. For these reasons, I would look at <acronym title="Pittsburgh - Internation...

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by BUFjets
Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The DC-9: Forty Years And Still Going Strong
Replies: 26
Views: 5334

RE: The DC-9: Forty Years And Still Going Strong

Obviously, the DC-9-80 (MD80) is still flying with other US pax airlines. I consider the DC-9 to be more significant than the 727 since it led to newer versions (MD80 series, 717) while the 727-200adv was the end of the road for that model.

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by BUFjets
Sat Feb 21, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline Back In Buffalo; DFW-BUF
Replies: 19
Views: 4322

RE: AA Mainline Back In Buffalo; DFW-BUF

It would be great if they put at least one MD-80 on the ORD route as well.

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by BUFjets
Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Strikes Back, More PVD-PHL Flts!
Replies: 33
Views: 3744

RE: USAirways Strikes Back, More PVD-PHL Flts!

It seems US Airways is being slammed for its price gouging. Upstate New York markets were referenced. US is not alone in this tactic. Try buying a same day out/return ticket on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (B...

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by BUFjets
Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Munich Airport- Rail Transfer?
Replies: 14
Views: 3574

RE: Munich Airport- Rail Transfer?

Another option....In November, I took a shuttle van from <acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym> to Tyrol, wihich is right on the way to Innsbruck. They may offer service to Innsbruck. It only ...

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by BUFjets
Sat Feb 07, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!
Replies: 62
Views: 2080

RE: Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!

My opinion- he was the best US President in my 33 years.

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by BUFjets
Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 4915

RE: Southwest 737 Fleet

I'm flying a 737-700 from <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> N/S in a couple weeks. What are the odds that I would get a 700 with th...

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by BUFjets
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shuttle America (US Exp) To Close TTN/BED/HGR
Replies: 10
Views: 2827

RE: Shuttle America (US Exp) To Close TTN/BED/HGR

That's really too bad about BED. I really thought that would become a decent alternative to <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> for the regionals. When Shuttle America started, they flew out of <acronym title="Buffalo ...

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by BUFjets
Sat Jan 24, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skipping A Return Leg Of A Flight
Replies: 27
Views: 11682

RE: Skipping A Return Leg Of A Flight

NonRevKing- what could the airline do if they found out?

While we're on the topic of non standard ticketing, what about booking back-to-back tickets on two different airlines? I imagine partner airlines might be able to find out, but non-partner airlines probably wouldn't.

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by BUFjets
Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA And UA To Cut As Many As 65 Flights From ORD
Replies: 11
Views: 7455

RE: AA And UA To Cut As Many As 65 Flights From ORD

I wonder if <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> will add mainline service back to some cities if they are forced to reduce <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> flights? For example, last year in New York, <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (B...

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by BUFjets
Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying MD-90 And MD-80 On Consecutive Days
Replies: 13
Views: 4082

RE: Flying MD-90 And MD-80 On Consecutive Days

Make note of the leg room difference between the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90 and the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80. With <acronym title="American Airlines (...

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by BUFjets
Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oldest NW DC-9 N8908E?
Replies: 15
Views: 4107

Oldest NW DC-9 N8908E?

Yesterday when I was in <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>, I saw <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> DC-9-14 N8908E built on 9/11/66. I believe this is the oldest or 2nd oldest DC-9 <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (U...

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by BUFjets
Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Dishes Out Tough Love To Jetblue
Replies: 70
Views: 10809

RE: AA Dishes Out Tough Love To Jetblue

WGW2707- great points! We need to keep the delicate balance. There is a place for cartel carriers, and they are really hurting now. I don't blame them for leveraging off their strengths, just as the LCC's do.

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by BUFjets
Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA223 Is Cancelled Again
Replies: 87
Views: 7996

RE: BA223 Is Cancelled Again

Dutchjet....great post. I agree completely.

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by BUFjets
Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-11 For DL
Replies: 95
Views: 12925

RE: Last MD-11 For DL

Why wouldn't DL fly a revenue flight back from NRT on it?

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by BUFjets
Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway Expansion At Kbuf
Replies: 15
Views: 2647

RE: Runaway Expansion At Kbuf

The end of the runway you can see from the Thruway is 23.

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by BUFjets
Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway Expansion At Kbuf
Replies: 15
Views: 2647

RE: Runaway Expansion At Kbuf

United_Fan: <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym> lost <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> mainline just as <acronym title="Rochester - Greater Rochester ...

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by BUFjets
Fri Dec 19, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runaway Expansion At Kbuf
Replies: 15
Views: 2647

RE: Runaway Expansion At Kbuf

The airlines, especially <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, and <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, are going to love the short taxi out to 32. I wo...

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by BUFjets
Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Opens Admirals Clubs To Soldiers
Replies: 79
Views: 4437

RE: AA Opens Admirals Clubs To Soldiers

Too many of these posts turn into anti-US war bashing. I won't perpetuate the problem by offering my political views because no one asked for them and the Airlines.net General Aviation Forum isn't supposed to include anyone's political views. I have a mental list of people on this forum whose posts ...

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by BUFjets
Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Piedmont's 727's Have IFE?
Replies: 23
Views: 2874

RE: Did Piedmont's 727's Have IFE?

Just a FYI since there appear to be some on this post who are nostalgic about Piedmont.....there is a bar in North Myrtle Beach called "Flyers Too" that is a tribute to Piedmont Airlines. I recall a Piedmont mural and memorabilia when I was there two years ago. Have any of you been there? I will be ...

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by BUFjets
Thu Nov 20, 2003 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta X2 Daily To MUC Back To X4 Daily To LGW
Replies: 2
Views: 3621

RE: Delta X2 Daily To MUC Back To X4 Daily To LGW

9V-SPF- I totally agree. I just flew <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany">MUC</acronym> last week. Since my origin is Buffalo, I had to fly all the way down to...

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by BUFjets
Tue Nov 18, 2003 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-9-50 New Colors
Replies: 34
Views: 7009

RE: NW DC-9-50 New Colors

I have seen the new paint on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> DC-9-50's in <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>. At <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New...

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by BUFjets
Fri Oct 31, 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCCs Are Bumping Into Each Other
Replies: 16
Views: 3349

RE: LCCs Are Bumping Into Each Other

Don't <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> and <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> already compete on <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> to Florida routes? There seems to be room for them both in <...

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by BUFjets
Tue Oct 28, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Add PHL
Replies: 160
Views: 14668

WN To Add PHL

Southwest to start Philadelphia flights By Bob Fernandez and Tom Belden Inquirer Staff Writers In a surprise move, Southwest Airlines - the nation's largest discount air carrier - is expected to announce today that it will begin scheduled service at Philadelphia International Airport in May, accordi...

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by BUFjets
Mon Oct 27, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Airtran DC-9's
Replies: 7
Views: 2958

Fate Of Airtran DC-9's

With the upcoming retirement of Airtran DC-9's, I'm wondring what will happen to them. Is there a market for them? Are some of the remaining Airtran DC-9's low cycle? With other DC-9's sitting in the Desert, I'm guessing there isn't much of a market. Since some of Airtran's DC-9's have the new cockp...

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by BUFjets
Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farewell.."Civilized Lady".. Concorde
Replies: 78
Views: 6919

RE: Farewell.."Civilized Lady".. Concorde

The Concorde was out of reach for most people. What percentage of people could afford it? I agree it was a great engineering feat and should be regarded as such. However, the outpouring of emotion by the masses over the retirement of something only the very rich could afford seems ridiculous to me. ...

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by BUFjets
Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Q400's - Could It Work?
Replies: 26
Views: 5907

RE: Southwest Q400's - Could It Work?

There are many people who won't get on a prop, ever. My wife is one of them. We had a bad flight on a J-31 around a thunderstorm once. I know the Dash-8's are much better than J-31's, but the average person doesn't. Also, even the Q400 has a max alt of 25k ft., so it can't fly over some bad weather ...

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by BUFjets
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Uses The Oldest Aircrafts?
Replies: 28
Views: 5563

RE: Which Airline Uses The Oldest Aircrafts?

For people who want to avoid old aircraft, it's better to look at the equipment used by the competing airlines on the specific route you plan to take. For example, if someone avoided NWA because of the old DC-9's but was traveling to Europe, they would miss out on the newest transatlantic equipment,...

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by BUFjets
Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage - NYC, DTW, YYZ
Replies: 91
Views: 9104

RE: Power Outage - NYC, DTW, YYZ

Just wanted to calarify-the National Weather Service has stated there were no lightning strikes in the Niagara region yesterday. I have no idea why the Canadian Government came out with that explanation. In fact, there was very little power interruption in Buffalo and the Niagara region. In the pape...

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by BUFjets
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried
Replies: 15
Views: 3267

RE: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried

Another article mentioned <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> domestic plus AEagle is still greater than <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> in May. Since <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</ac...

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by BUFjets
Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The PGA's Impact On Ops At ROC
Replies: 15
Views: 3508

RE: The PGA's Impact On Ops At ROC

For the non-golfers here..... There are 4 Major <acronym title="Page - Municipal (PGA), USA - Arizona">PGA</acronym> Golf Tournaments. They are often referred to as the "Majors". They are: The Masters, The US Open, The British Open, and the <acronym title="Page - Municipal (PGA), USA - Arizona">PGA<...

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by BUFjets
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service From Chicago To Maui
Replies: 14
Views: 5739

RE: AA Service From Chicago To Maui

I flew <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 767-300ER Hawaii configuration la...

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by BUFjets
Thu Jul 31, 2003 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Standing Up To Terrorists (?)
Replies: 44
Views: 3724

RE: Passengers Standing Up To Terrorists (?)

I think every able bodied passenger should take a few minutes and think of how/what might be done to stop a terrorist. The chance is extremely remote. However, it doesn't hurt to have a plan. After all, we plan for how to act during a crash at the beginning of each flight. Why not do the same for a ...

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by BUFjets
Mon Jul 28, 2003 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For Buffalo Fans
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

RE: For Buffalo Fans

Thanks for the info Zrb2! I can't wait to see the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 in <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New York">BUF</acronym>. It's good news for the Bills too. They will be able to stretch out and move around a bit...

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by BUFjets
Sat Jun 28, 2003 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW MD-80s
Replies: 7
Views: 1976

RE: NW MD-80s

I was surprised to see them scrapped. The older DC-9-30, 40, 50's seem to go on to other operators. Why didn't anybody want NW MD-80's? (I'm not 100% sure they were scrapped).

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by BUFjets
Sun Jun 22, 2003 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Enroute To Buffalo
Replies: 14
Views: 4302

RE: AA 757 Enroute To Buffalo

What time, in Eastern Standard time, is 2023Z?

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by BUFjets
Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW's DC-9 -- Condition And Perceptioon
Replies: 23
Views: 3091

RE: NW's DC-9 -- Condition And Perceptioon

The DC-9's used to have a small metal label riveted just inside the main door which listed the serial number as well as the date of manufacture. I remember taking note of these when flying on US Airways old DC-9's before they got rid of them. <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> ha...

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by BUFjets
Thu May 29, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BUF Runway Info And IAG News
Replies: 4
Views: 2825

RE: BUF Runway Info And IAG News

Does anyone know when the runway 14-32 extension will be complete? With 14-32 extended and 5-23 also open, that will really allow them to avoid cross wind take-offs and landings. I've been at the driving range at the end of 23 and seen some pilots fighting strong cross winds out of the west. On stil...

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by BUFjets
Tue May 27, 2003 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Week For Delta In ROC :(
Replies: 36
Views: 5385

RE: Last Week For Delta In ROC :(

BUF is also losing Delta Mainline June 1st.

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by BUFjets
Sun May 25, 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now I See Why The Airlines Are Losing Money
Replies: 54
Views: 5470

RE: Now I See Why The Airlines Are Losing Money

Depending on your dates of travel you could fly Houston-Columbus on Southwest for $240.00 RT plus tax and fees and this requires a making a stop. It's a 125 mile drive between Columbus and Cincinnati. So you save $115.00 by flying the LCC, but you add a drive onto both ends of your trip and the flig...

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by BUFjets
Tue May 20, 2003 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver Paint-White Of The Future?
Replies: 10
Views: 3650

RE: Silver Paint-White Of The Future?

We all know how terrible it looks when contrasting paint peels off aluminum fuselages. If the paint is silver, I imagine it won't look as bad. Maybe it will extend the timespan for repainting.

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by BUFjets
Sat May 10, 2003 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music That Reminds You About Flying
Replies: 67
Views: 4005

RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

I scanned the posts and didn't see.......

Jet Airliner by The Steve Miller Band

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by BUFjets
Sat May 03, 2003 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-France Traffic; Affected By Diplomatic Fallout?
Replies: 89
Views: 5977

RE: US-France Traffic; Affected By Diplomatic Fallout?

Cloudy wrote..., "Few seem to think that any boycott of France will have any long term impact on traffic or trade between those two countries. Maybe a small to moderate impact in the very short term. But in the long term, life goes on. Havn't seen to many disagree with that." I think it depends on C...

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by BUFjets
Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!
Replies: 72
Views: 7072

RE: DC-9-31 NWA New Colors Here!

Does anyone else think the new color scheme makes the 9 look shorter? At first glance, I thought it was a DC-9-10. I think the old colors with their linear contrasting colors had the effect of making the planes appear longer.

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by BUFjets
Tue Apr 15, 2003 10:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Axis Of Evil' Countries Feeling The Heat
Replies: 38
Views: 3034

RE: 'Axis Of Evil' Countries Feeling The Heat

Alpha1- you are so off base, I don't think any common sense reasoning will do any good for you. But I'll try....... Bush isn't scaring me by playing hardball with countries that harbor war criminals and sponsor terrorism. What scares me is leaving them unchecked. You can't reason with some people. S...

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