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by airzim
Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My CO 733 PTV Experiance
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

RE: My CO 733 PTV Experiance

Correct,

They are not personal videos in each seat. They are overhead videos

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by airzim
Tue Sep 18, 2001 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My CO 733 PTV Experiance
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

RE: My CO 733 PTV Experiance

Correct,

They are not personal videos in each seat. They are overhead videos

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by airzim
Tue Sep 18, 2001 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My CO 733 PTV Experiance
Replies: 14
Views: 1596

RE: My CO 733 PTV Experiance

The Coachman,

CO has in-flight videos on all the new 737's and all 757's including a limited number 737-500's. I am not sure about the 733, but they will be putting videos on all aircraft except the MD-80's.

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by airzim
Mon Sep 10, 2001 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Profitable Airline
Replies: 21
Views: 2327

RE: Most Profitable Airline

The answer is Ryanair. They have the highest margins in the airline industry, far above Southwest which is second, and significantly higher than Delta, or Singapore Airlines. Sorry to disappoint

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by airzim
Fri Sep 07, 2001 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental... WAY Overrated
Replies: 80
Views: 3911

RE: Continental... WAY Overrated

Ladavale, What you get paid has nothing to do with the caliber of the check in agents or res staff. If you follow through with your argument then you would also treat Southwest the same way. WN doesn't pay their employees that well and yet people flock to work there. The same with CO. I think you ne...

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by airzim
Thu Sep 06, 2001 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental... WAY Overrated
Replies: 80
Views: 3911

RE: Continental... WAY Overrated

Well,

Nobody is perfect

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by airzim
Thu Sep 06, 2001 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celebrities You've Flown With
Replies: 75
Views: 3993

RE: Celebrities You've Flown With

I probably wouldn't of printed her PNR. Nice to see that she also travels with her dog. But you also included her Delta FF number and her ticker number. You didn't totally eliminate the phone field, who is John at Journey Corp (travel agent)? I have flown with Andy Dick from JAX-IAH on CO F class, t...

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by airzim
Thu Sep 06, 2001 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental... WAY Overrated
Replies: 80
Views: 3911

RE: Continental... WAY Overrated

This belongs in a trip report. Sh*t happens. It happens on all airlines. Bags get lost, cabin staff are rude, planes are dirty etc., etc. etc. If you don't want to fly them, don't. You are not forced to fly them. Also, why didn't you through check you bags from DFW to CDG via IAH? They are right abo...

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by airzim
Sat Sep 01, 2001 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something That Really Angers Me
Replies: 64
Views: 2844

RE: Something That Really Angers Me

You are not going to gain alot of credability for that comment. That is not very "tight!" Are you really going to equate having responsibility for landing a plane safely with a electronic simulation? Sorry if this sounds rude, but you opened yourself up to it. Just read Singapore_Air's posts to get ...

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by airzim
Sat Sep 01, 2001 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Experiances
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

RE: Finnair Experiances

Are you really flying Finnair? How do you not know what class you are booked in? F/P is first class, J/C is business, Y and the rest are economy.

BTW,

I have never flown them. Hope this helps

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by airzim
Sat Sep 01, 2001 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Experiances
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

RE: Finnair Experiances

Good luck, Finnair don't have first class

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by airzim
Sat Sep 01, 2001 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More AA International Cancellations
Replies: 12
Views: 1991

RE: More AA International Cancellations

Several people have said that CAI and RUH were profitable, where do you get this information? Not to debunk anyone here, but I am very suspicious of the rumor mill at airlines. It is also worth mentioning that TWA has flown to CAI for at least 50 years. Traditionally, in the old days of TW, the set ...

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by airzim
Fri Aug 31, 2001 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird Ticket Prices At Air Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 2697

RE: Weird Ticket Prices At Air Canada

I would say that it is not really yield management at work here, it is pricing. These rules are in place to prevent fare violations. The reason airlines don't have cheaper one way fares is because you could escape the tariffs associated with other tickets. For example and same day return is always g...

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by airzim
Thu Aug 30, 2001 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Largest Airline
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

RE: World's Largest Airline

The normal measure for airline size is Revenue Passenger Miles (RPM). Therefore, the largest is American with TWA. United is second with Delta third. Followed by Northwest, British Airways, Continental, Lufthansa, Air France, USAirways, JAL, Southwest, Qantas, Singapore, Air Canada, KLM, Cathay Paci...

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by airzim
Wed Aug 29, 2001 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revenue Management
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

RE: Revenue Management

Revenue Management is perhaps the most valuable revenue enhancement tool for any airline in today's dynamic and complex operational environment. As a matter of fact, when Continental Airlines was bankrupt for the second time, the bankrupcy court mandated that CO purchase a RM system. The same was tr...

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by airzim
Thu Aug 23, 2001 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PR Disaster For Singapore Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 4600

RE: PR Disaster For Singapore Airlines

Airnewzealand, Your statement is completely dead wrong. Your friends, sister, father, mother, uncle, whatever is overreacting based on rumors that have no basis and you are really thick if you believe a word of it. What F/A do when they hang out in the crew hotel and galley is gossip. That is all th...

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by airzim
Sat Aug 18, 2001 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Releases New Raffles Class Cabin!
Replies: 49
Views: 4280

RE: SIA Releases New Raffles Class Cabin!

Singapore_Air,

Read your own post! It is in the press release.

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by airzim
Fri Aug 17, 2001 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Releases New Raffles Class Cabin!
Replies: 49
Views: 4280

RE: SIA Releases New Raffles Class Cabin!

I think it is fair to say that Singapore Airlines is not the world's most profitable airlne. That distinction goes to Ryanair. I wonder when CO and DL will decide to relaunch their J products to compete. CO really lead the way in the US focusing on the J market with a superior product. I think it is...

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by airzim
Wed Aug 15, 2001 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Non-stop To New Delhi From Ord!
Replies: 28
Views: 5772

RE: United Non-stop To New Delhi From Ord!

A32, I agree. The ORD DEL route will fail based purely on the low yields that India flights generate. This is going to turn into JFK-HKG all over again. Plus with a 744 they need to carry two full cockpit crews that are getting paid +$300,000 per year with a expensive 4 engine aircraft. They really ...

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by airzim
Sat Aug 11, 2001 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Virgin Atlantic Buy Old 747s?
Replies: 10
Views: 5702

RE: Why Does Virgin Atlantic Buy Old 747s?

Actually some of VS's 747-200's have replaced the spiral stair case with one that goes down directly toward the nose with a little turn at the end to point toward door 1. I think they were old CX 747's

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by airzim
Thu Aug 02, 2001 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al In Sydney?
Replies: 44
Views: 935

RE: El Al In Sydney?

If I am not mistaken, you cannot fly over any Arab territory to fly into TLV from the East (maybe Jordan is an exception). That being said, the El Al flights need to fly down through Israel, out over Eilat and down the Gulf of Aqaba, turn left and head down the Red Sea to pass around Saudi. If that ...

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by airzim
Sat Jul 28, 2001 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Do You Feel Most Sorry For?
Replies: 68
Views: 4758

RE: Which Airline Do You Feel Most Sorry For?

You've got to be kidding me.

I don't feel sorry for any airline. You feel sorry for TWA for mismanagement?

There are winners and losers in life. TWA, Pan Am, Eastern, BCal, etc. are losers. Being lucky has NOTHING to do with running an airline.

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by airzim
Tue Jul 17, 2001 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.
Replies: 49
Views: 2100

RE: Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.

Joseph Richard Meyers, I'm sorry that I am "always" a jerk about "everything" ( I have no idea what you are talking about). What airline am I standing up for? I'm not. I like lots of different airlines, and vice versa. What facts would you like me to refer to? You also don't like 767's b/c they are ...

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by airzim
Sun Jul 15, 2001 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.
Replies: 49
Views: 2100

RE: Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.

NWA 747-400, Sorry but you have no factual basis for saying that the consumer hasn't spoken. In all the latest US based and global survey's of airline service, NW is nowhere to be found. Honestly, people don't care about food and internet check-in when making a booking. It is reliability, schedule, ...

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by airzim
Sat Jul 14, 2001 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.
Replies: 49
Views: 2100

RE: Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.

NW747-400, You are assuming that all the factors should be weighed equally. I don't think they should. Regardless of what stats the government puts out (keep in mind that many of the stats are fudged by airlines to make themselves look better, especially on-time performance) the consumer has spoken....

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by airzim
Sat Jul 14, 2001 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Famous Airline In The World?
Replies: 43
Views: 15735

RE: Most Famous Airline In The World?

Pan American World Airways is still one of the number one brands recognized around the world. Right after Coke and McDonald's

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by airzim
Fri Jul 13, 2001 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.
Replies: 49
Views: 2100

RE: Northwest (NW)Continues Strong Operational Perfom.

I'm sorry but I don't see how getting #3 in Ontime, #4 in invol DB's, and #3 in complaints warrants this being a cheerleading session for NW. NWA 747-400 posts this every month and every month we go through this debate about how lousy NW is, or how great they WBC is, or the damn DTW terminal upgrade...

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by airzim
Fri Jul 06, 2001 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Fare Of Three Diff. Airlines From HKG To SYD
Replies: 15
Views: 3657

RE: Air Fare Of Three Diff. Airlines From HKG To SYD

Well on this one I will actually back up United Airline's claim. In Asia, unlike the rest of the world, it is in fact much cheaper to go with a local travel agent in town then with the airline directly. It is also almost always cheaper to buy in Asia then in OZ or the US. Each travel agent will have...

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by airzim
Thu Jul 05, 2001 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebodys At Small Airports
Replies: 26
Views: 2504

RE: Widebodys At Small Airports

Well for me Harare Airport has by far one of the best displays of widebody airplanes at a small airport. Many airlines would send their flights from JNB to HRE to get another flight out of them before returning to Europe. About 4 years ago I say a BA 744, AF 744 Combi, SR MD-11, KL 743, UM 767 and a...

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by airzim
Thu Jun 28, 2001 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I´m The Only That Hates The 777?
Replies: 64
Views: 3077

RE: I´m The Only That Hates The 777?

Last time I checked, the airlines configure their airplanes they way that they wanted them not Boeing imposing a particular seat pitch. You should be blaming DL and AF for your flight, not Boeing. I can concur that I have never had a "Boeing ache" on any long haul 777 flight or 757 or 767 for that m...

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by airzim
Thu Jun 28, 2001 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do They Speak Portuguese In NZ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Do They Speak Portuguese In NZ?

Of course they don't, unless they are from Brasil or Portugal. However, I flew on an Air New Zealand 744 that had Portuguese signage in the lav. I couldn't find Portuguese anywhere else, but on this particular aircraft (I don't know the aircraft reg.) the loos had English and Portuguese signs. I can...

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by airzim
Mon Jun 25, 2001 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF's Wunala Isn't Dreaming Of LAX
Replies: 34
Views: 2265

RE: QF's Wunala Isn't Dreaming Of LAX

I actually flew on Wunala Dreaming from SYD to LAX about three years ago. I was upstairs in J (which was empty). So I can confirm that it was in LAX. But I didn't happen to notice if it was a light pax load or not.

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by airzim
Fri Jun 22, 2001 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An F/A's Pet Hates.........
Replies: 77
Views: 3563

RE: An F/A's Pet Hates.........

Here is one for you F/A's. If we are sitting in First Class and all the overhead bins are full, you should take your crew bags out of the first class locker and check them. I realize that your first priority is saftey not service, but regardless of where I am sitting, if the seat belt sign in on and...

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by airzim
Thu Jun 21, 2001 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Or The Junk?
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

RE: Qantas Or The Junk?

The picture is fake.

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by airzim
Thu Jun 21, 2001 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai´s 777s - (strange?) Configuration
Replies: 12
Views: 1277

RE: Thai´s 777s - (strange?) Configuration

Thai's business class on the 777-200 in a dreadful 2-4-2. Their 777-300 has 2-3-2. So they are basically squeezing another 10 J seats which is probably the worst config I have ever flown on. Their 777-200's are mostly destined for Asia routes like to TPE, SEL, HKG etc. The 777-300's go to OZ and Ind...

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by airzim
Wed Jun 20, 2001 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA-Sabre Deals: The Plot Thickens
Replies: 1
Views: 3017

PIA-Sabre Deals: The Plot Thickens

This is a copy of an article from Shaheen Sehbai from www.DAWN.com. Very interesting. Does anyone have any comments or heard the latest news on this. PIA-Sabre deals: the plot thickens By Shaheen Sehbai KARACHI, July 15: The multinational US aviation giant, Sabre, has suffered a crucial defeat in a ...

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