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by keesje
Sat Mar 16, 2002 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS: Passenger Level Back To Pre-Sept. 11
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

RE: MAS: Passenger Level Back To Pre-Sept. 11

Load factor OK, but also capasity ? How many aircraft are still grounded ?

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by keesje
Sat Mar 16, 2002 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways Cutting International?
Replies: 27
Views: 1595

RE: USAirways Cutting International?

I think It would be smart of US to take its faith in its own hands and strike seperate deals some of the transatlantic airlines to execute their European flights in codeshare...

AMS with KL/NW, CDG with AF etc..


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by keesje
Fri Mar 15, 2002 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss' Alliance Partner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1830

RE: Swiss' Alliance Partner?

A B747-400 to Tokio & an A319 to Rome is both one aircraft however .....

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by keesje
Fri Mar 15, 2002 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss' Alliance Partner?
Replies: 29
Views: 1830

RE: Swiss' Alliance Partner?

KLM has 33 747's, 10 MD11's, 12 767, 40 (?) 737's and many aircraft with their daughters Transavia, KLM UK, BUzz, KLM cityhopper ~Martinair. <a href="http://about.klm.com/fleet/fleet.asp" target=_blank>http://about.klm.com/fleet/fleet.asp</a> They also outsource a lots of flights. And off course are...

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by keesje
Fri Mar 15, 2002 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hub 'n' Spoke
Replies: 24
Views: 1923

RE: Hub 'n' Spoke

I think PW100 sketches an objective picture. The SC wil be used from Big Hubs like LHR. The cost for a ticket an a full 744 or A380 will always be much lower for the passenger then on a SC. Nobody wants to make an extra stop. However no airline will fly to smaller destination if there is no passenge...

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by keesje
Fri Mar 15, 2002 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About Onboard Meals
Replies: 9
Views: 1327

RE: Questions About Onboard Meals

meals are devloped by spcialized airline people. Caterers play a role in this, they advise airlines on the content and propose changes. Mostly there is a budget per meal, caterers do proposals to make the best of it within the budget. First & Business are also prepared by the caterers. The quantity ...

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by keesje
Fri Mar 15, 2002 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The Airbus 340?
Replies: 33
Views: 2906

RE: Why The Airbus 340?

I however think the Ilyushin's are superior ! They have efficient engines, are 10 % the price & don't require a computer M Sc to check the lavatory's ! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=221648" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br...

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by keesje
Fri Mar 15, 2002 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Passenger Tries To Open Door In Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 5688

RE: AA Passenger Tries To Open Door In Flight

Anyway he would have been a

Lone Star, Mike

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by keesje
Fri Mar 15, 2002 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seen This Video?
Replies: 17
Views: 2042

RE: Seen This Video?

Building up kinetic energy (speed) by not climbing & transform it into potential energy height. I think it a standard military manouvre, called zoom start ..

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by keesje
Fri Mar 15, 2002 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH 747 With Connexion!
Replies: 16
Views: 1825

RE: LH 747 With Connexion!

<i>The airline is planning to commence installing the system in its entire long-range fleet as early as next year.</i> Well I don't believe that. Say there are 300 jumbo's in the air world wide with each 30 people on board surfing. That requires a bandwidth that is not in space at this moment. Putti...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 14, 2002 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Launches Internet Check-In
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

RE: Singapore Airlines Launches Internet Check-In

Amazing most airlines have it already for years. e.g. Lufthansa : <a href="https://www.lufthansa.com/aerodyn/ck_main.aero?pos=DE&l=en&p=fly" target=_blank>https://www.lufthansa.com/aerodyn/ck_main.aero?pos=DE&l=en&p=fly</a>  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting diz...

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by keesje
Wed Mar 13, 2002 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Long-term Strategy?
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

RE: Singapore Long-term Strategy?

Singapore_Air you are sure motivated for SQ. Just don´t push it too much. It seems to me some airliners.net collegeas are starting to like see SQ taking hits because they can laugh at you because of it. Making mails shorter & more objective could make them more effective. Say you write a letter of a...

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by keesje
Wed Mar 13, 2002 7:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.
Replies: 24
Views: 2252

737BBJ As A Passenger Plane.

I think flying regular service with a 319 with less then 80 people is harikirri. The thing would have to be you provide a unique direct connection saving people a transfer/ and a lot of time .. Nobody is complaining on the leg space on a Concorde ! Boeing is/was offering the 737-700ER. Basicly a -70...

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by keesje
Wed Mar 13, 2002 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Gets Leftover E-PLUS Seats On UA?
Replies: 16
Views: 2763

RE: Who Gets Leftover E-PLUS Seats On UA?

Is UAL finished with retrofitting b777, 747 &767´s with E-plus?

If I were UA I would sell E-plus it in a more structured way, but perhaps they start to do so if all aircraft are retrofitted...

cheers

keesje

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by keesje
Wed Mar 13, 2002 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Flies Into 'misleading Ad' Row (agian)
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Ryanair Flies Into 'misleading Ad' Row (agian)

<i>The consumers' association has complained to advertising watchdogs about Ryanair, claiming the low-cost airline misleads people about its destinations.The consumers' association has complained to advertising watchdogs about Ryanair, claiming the low-cost airline misleads people about its destinat...

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by keesje
Wed Mar 13, 2002 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Long-term Strategy?
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

RE: Singapore Long-term Strategy?

Hmmm, Singapore < a spectacular island-nation full of culture, glitz and glamour.> Have you ever been in Singapore ?! I must have been in a different place... Its very clean, lots of concrete and not aand I didn´t see glitz & glamour. Take a free tour (sponsored by SQ & Government) and you will see ...

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by keesje
Wed Mar 13, 2002 1:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Civil Aviation Forum Decline
Replies: 56
Views: 2215

RE: Civil Aviation Forum Decline

I think TechRep has a point, however we don't want to scare away the aviation "starters" like we once were XX years ago ...
Another gold rule violated frequently :

No hostile language or criticizing of others.

pls be friendly, battles enough in the world ...

cheers
Keesje

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by keesje
Wed Mar 13, 2002 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Business Class... When?
Replies: 11
Views: 3471

RE: Cathay Pacific New Business Class... When?

Cx flyboy ; "B-HUF also has the revamped economy class as well" ? Is the improvement more games or also other improvements ? The current seats are comfy .. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=070148" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large versio...

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by keesje
Tue Mar 12, 2002 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific New Business Class... When?
Replies: 11
Views: 3471

RE: Cathay Pacific New Business Class... When?

I think they will be flat & angled just like VS and SQ (if they'll ever introduce them..)

The optional (programmed) Z-shape is ergonimically preferable I've heard ..

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by keesje
Tue Mar 12, 2002 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Long-term Strategy?
Replies: 17
Views: 2232

Singapore Long-term Strategy?

SQ has bought VirginAtlantic at a bad moment. Just before 9-11 hit Atlantic Business travel. However SQ (like most chinese) tend to go for long term investment/strategy's/relations. Perhaps their stakes in ANZ (/Ansett) & VS are bought to cover for the time Boeing SC's & -LR's, A380 & A340-500's can...

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by keesje
Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta International First Class
Replies: 10
Views: 4396

RE: Delta International First Class

I think it was more like the current Business elite & not up to standard with other F-class products. DL had to do something ...

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by keesje
Tue Mar 12, 2002 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Relationship Between KLM And Martinair
Replies: 8
Views: 2174

RE: Relationship Between KLM And Martinair

KLM owns stock, however is taking a distance towards Martinair with regards to their strategy etc.

They are a specialised charter carrier and I think very popular with dutch holiday passengers.


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by keesje
Tue Mar 12, 2002 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Environmentalists & [the Problem With] The SST
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

RE: The Environmentalists & [the Problem With] The SST

<i>I dream about not needing oil anymore </i> What are you saying ?! What will happen to Emirates, Saudi & Gulf Air ? And who will buy those beautiful BBJ ´s for their sons & friends to go shopping in London & New York ?! Man, you have to weigh your words !!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spi...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Window Of Opportunity?
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

RE: Window Of Opportunity?

Tiger, interresting standpoint However don't forget that not every carrier is weakened, the survivors will rush-in to fill space left open by others (see Belgium , SN). I think it takes a good network to fill up planes proffitable. Start-ups often have problems with that .. Perhaps bigger airlines w...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Looking Control Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 2309

RE: Unusual Looking Control Towers

Oops wrong tower <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=221140" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/4/1/221140.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="149"></a><br>Photo &cop...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Environmentalists & [the Problem With] The SST
Replies: 10
Views: 2100

RE: The Environmentalists & [the Problem With] The SST

Probably airliners.net is not the best place to defend "hardcore environmentalists" however Those extremely loud, polluting, smoking and fuel sucking DC8's, 707's, BAC1-11, etc. I think we must be glad that they are banned now ... and it wasn't the spotters / aircraft enthousiasts that were behind t...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airport Serves The Most Airlines?
Replies: 17
Views: 3171

RE: What Airport Serves The Most Airlines?

Amsterdam I think it was more then 80 different carriers ~ 5-10 years ago

don't how many now, probably a lot more

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The BMIbaby Livery!
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

RE: The BMIbaby Livery!

<i>GREAT another boring white tube design I should start an aircraft cleaning company now, big business ... However if there are taken over by BA, AF, LH, JAL, Swiss, SNBA, CO or whatever there is a minimal paint job ... cheers keesje </i> I posted this reply earlier with Swiss, Finnair & many more ...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here: Hard Landing Alitalia MD11 Movie.
Replies: 39
Views: 7552

RE: Here: Hard Landing Alitalia MD11 Movie.

I think Wouter a student at the aviation college & it seems like he put the file on the site of this college ! Perhaps a "systeem beheerder" (site mngr) there noticed & freaked out for nothing ?? If so and reading this reply, be cool, files like this are all over the net (and worse) & all the guys a...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Oldest JET Still Flying In Your Country?
Replies: 16
Views: 5407

RE: Whats The Oldest JET Still Flying In Your Country?

Netherlands ; very few old jets.

I'm afraid environmental regulations make them forbidden ...

I doubt if there are any jet from the sixties left, or even early seventy's ..

KL 747-200 SUD 1978 ?

Man, I'm ashamed ..

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Not-For-Profit Airline?
Replies: 12
Views: 5229

RE: A Not-For-Profit Airline?

Some airlines are so vital for their country´s (Geographical, Political, Prestige) that their governements will never led them fade ...

ELAL, IcelandAir, Swissair, ..

keesje

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF May Buy 8 - 14% Stake In Alitalia
Replies: 2
Views: 2430

RE: AF May Buy 8 - 14% Stake In Alitalia

Well they fit together. Both - have a good taste for food & interior design - have beautifull & unfriendly crew - are state owned & received billions to survive for the last 10 years. - have the greatest international leisure destinations (Paris & Rome) - have a unique political culture in the airli...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.
Replies: 24
Views: 2252

RE: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.

Continuing on my last replay , <i> say 36 inch pitch instead of 31 and 5 abreast that would mean ~(5/6 * 31/36 * 142) - 2 rows (bigger galleys/lavs) - ~ 90 seats business light (?) 90 seats business light. Range ~5000 nm : trans atlantic flights or N/S Americas. </i> Let say even more leg room ~40 i...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The British
Replies: 12
Views: 2465

RE: BA And The British

Blair & the Dutch prime minister are both socialist and I believe even friends ... Labor is a socialist party but whats the problem about that ? Many socialist government in western europe for the past 50 (?) years Singapore wouldn´t be on the world map as presently without SQ airlines. That is why ...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 11, 2002 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin Magazine Cartoon Translation Please.
Replies: 8
Views: 2401

The Dutch Translation

Papa kijk wat ik gevonden heb !

Laat de geest in de fles, gooi hem direct weer terug in de zee !

Spanish, russian, chinese, australian (eh mate ?) or whatever translation & a scan of the cartoon available ?

cheers keesje

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by keesje
Sun Mar 10, 2002 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The British
Replies: 12
Views: 2465

RE: BA And The British

There also is the difference between ** free-listed/ privately owned airlines like all BA, US based, KLM, CX, LH and most smaller ones and <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=221638" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/p...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA And The British
Replies: 12
Views: 2465

RE: BA And The British

Preaching around the world to ensure free trade and honest competition and the next week do the contrary (if the shit hits the fan for your own industry) can sometimes provoke some comments ....

keesje

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by keesje
Sun Mar 10, 2002 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Economy Class
Replies: 34
Views: 5753

RE: Trans-Atlantic Economy Class

Look a price, schedule & connections and you will understand why so many people fly KLM/NWAC at the Atlantic...

E.g. a three times a week SQ is nice but not practicle... want to spend $150 to have ptv ? go BA ...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Men-only Flights?
Replies: 20
Views: 2580

RE: Men-only Flights?

Roger, and also men free flights

no dirty smoke, macho behaviour, acting important, looking professional, complaining on peanuts etc.

Any women around to specify the crew of such a flight
 Wink/being sarcastic

keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.
Replies: 24
Views: 2252

RE: A319CJ As A Passenger Plane.

Lets see , say 36 inch pitch instead of 31 and 5 abreast that would mean ~(5/6 * 31/36 * 142) - 2 rows (bigger galleys/lavs) - ~ 90 seats business light (?) 90 seats business light. Range ~5000 nm : trans atlantic flights or N/S Americas. Is there a market (say daily Geneva-Chicago, business related...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Widebody Orders
Replies: 116
Views: 4830

RE: Upcoming Widebody Orders

<a href="http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/b2bomber/index.htm" target=_blank>http://www.boeing.com/defense-space/military/b2bomber/index.htm</a> <i>The B-2 stealth bomber combines revolutionary aerospace technologies and unprecedented design, development and manufacturing systems and proc...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Widebody Orders
Replies: 116
Views: 4830

RE: Upcoming Widebody Orders

I don´t like these A vs B discussions, so to make it worse I want to point out that Boeing build nearly 800 KC135 (707) for the US government (Airforce). And builds e.g $1 billion (!!) B2´s for them. Even lot of 747 development was paid by the Pentagon as a transport study. Well those are of course ...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming Widebody Orders
Replies: 116
Views: 4830

RE: Upcoming Widebody Orders

Rumours are that Airbus & Boeing are in a real mean fight ** at this very moment ** for a KLM order (>30).

Both want/need it desperately ..

(IOM both 330 & 777 are good aircraft)

keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Rivalres In Airline Industry
Replies: 39
Views: 6164

RE: Biggest Rivalres In Airline Industry

Malaysian & Singapore. Before 1972 (?) they were one airline. Had a painfull split up and have had a prestige battle since then, backed by their governments .. I´ve seen some mean pricing battles between NWA & DL lately. Perhaps MEM-ATL to close by ? KLM has few friends in Europe I think. They are t...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767-200ER, A Great Future If You Ask Me ..
Replies: 17
Views: 3196

RE: Boeing 767-200ER, A Great Future If You Ask Me ..

Wow that's not so good ..

Is it perhaps to expensive compared to a 767-300ER ?

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767-200ER, A Great Future If You Ask Me ..
Replies: 17
Views: 3196

Boeing 767-200ER, A Great Future If You Ask Me ..

I have the feeling the 762ER, although it is not so much in the spotlights, has a bright future. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=137401" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/0/4/137401.jpg" ALT="Click h...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Hasn't Southwest Won Any Triple Crowns Lately?
Replies: 48
Views: 2402

RE: Why Hasn't Southwest Won Any Triple Crowns Lately?

Perhaps higher security killed the quick turn around times ?

keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...
Replies: 27
Views: 2112

RE: Belgium Blue, An Opportunity Sadly Missed...

Lets stay practicle ...

perhaps it is the English knowlegde & speaking quality's that makes the difference in selecting employees.

Are the Walloon polititians / Unions a risk factor for SNBA ?


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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Best Airline Ever
Replies: 41
Views: 3098

RE: Whats The Best Airline Ever

KLM propably overall the best the oldest one around and still very much Alive and Kicking !! <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=221571" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/7/5/221571.jpg" ALT="Click here ...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 09, 2002 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Holland's Final Livery Unveiled
Replies: 26
Views: 3741

RE: Air Holland's Final Livery Unveiled

Goed gedaan ! Air Orange, Great

Grey belly are more rational then e.g the Swiss design ..

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