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by ClipperYankee
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ICAO metric push for flight level (e.g. FL10650 ?!? instead of FL350)
Replies: 31
Views: 3985

Re: ICAO metric push for flight level (e.g. FL10650 ?!? instead of FL350)

I've always wondered: why the continued use of knots? I can understand the argument for wanting to change to metric, though the "If it ain't broke" argument fits perfectly here, but why are speeds and distances still done in knots? Can someone point me to an explanation as to why or is it ...

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by ClipperYankee
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 66878

Re: Upstate New York Thread - 2018

I don't have pictures but Elmira is ok, I've flown out of there or picked up and dropped off relatives many times. The check in section is ok but the area to wait for passengers is tiny and it encroaches on a Dunkin Donuts. The TSA area for such a small airport usually has kind of long lines as I be...

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by ClipperYankee
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Thread - 2018
Replies: 763
Views: 66878

Re: What's Going On In Rochester, NY (ROC) 2018

I know SYR also gets some Canadians from the 1000 islands/seaway area and up to Ottawa as the border is only 2 hours north of SYR. We occasionally get diversions from NYC or YYZ as like today 2 752's were diverted to SYR from NYC and I know at least one of those planes a DL 752 was parked at gate 2...

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH likes A350 performance, mulls additional orders
Replies: 18
Views: 6787

Re: LH likes A350 performance, mulls additional orders

IIRC, LH has said that they refuse to go all-in on one manufacturer for their fleet so canceling 779 orders would not gibe with that (yes, I know they'd still have 748s and a dwindling number of 744s, but that would be en ever shrinking number). I can absolutely see more A350 orders but the 777X doe...

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 102860

Re: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI

As RickNRoll said the quiet airplane "problem" can be solved by listening to some white noise, whereas my problem can't be solved! :banghead: What am I supposed to do when the crew decides to dim all the windows on a 787 while I'm enjoying a spectacular view in the middle of the day?! The ...

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by ClipperYankee
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991
Replies: 44
Views: 6943

Re: Pan am long haul operations from Miami 1980-1991

My sister flew MIA-EZE-SCL on a 742 which I always envied as the largest PA airliner I ever flew on was a 707-300. So there is one route for you.

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by ClipperYankee
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus A321 double jetway usage
Replies: 37
Views: 8131

Re: Airbus A321 double jetway usage

I think he means why not put the steps down on the other side of the jet bridge, away from the engine.

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by ClipperYankee
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines donate $28 million to the National Air and Space Museum for makeover
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Airlines donate $28 million to the National Air and Space Museum for makeover

Excellent news! Both wings of the museum are great places to visit. Incidentally, I got to go inside the Junkers Ju-52-3m, the Boeing 307 Stratocruiser and the 367-80 that are located next to each other in the Udvar Hazy wing.

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by ClipperYankee
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F
Replies: 169
Views: 26403

Re: UPS announces order for 14 747-8F and 4 767F

Great news! It will make for some extra wide body spotting in ANC, which is already a cool airport to go watch takeoffs. The other great one for four holers in my book being FRA where you get all that 744, 748 and A388 action. Haven't been to LHR in ages but I'm sure it compares well.

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by ClipperYankee
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?
Replies: 143
Views: 14591

Re: What makes the B737 an "old, outdated" design?

If we ever get to the day that Boeing makes a wider 737 replacement, and I'm not talking MOM here but a narrow body, would said fuselage, being maybe a foot wider, still be able to travel from Kansas to Washington via rail? Any rail experts on here that might have an idea?

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by ClipperYankee
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 15132

Re: Origin of Airline Names

LAN was originally Lan Chile, for Lineas Aereas Nacionales Chile, before morphing with TAM into LATAM.

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by ClipperYankee
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 15132

Re: Origin of Airline Names

The now defunct VIASA was "Venezolana Internacional de Aviacion, Sociedad Anonima", if memory serves. Frankly it's a phrase that doesn't roll off the tongue well in Spanish nor does it translate well to English either. Used to fly them a lot when I lived in Caracas but I always seemed to g...

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by ClipperYankee
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast USA Winter Storm 1/4 Thread
Replies: 313
Views: 32480

Re: Northeast Winter Storm 1/4 Thread

http://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/04/a-singap ... zzard.html
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Here's a story on SQ diverting to SWF. Has a picture credited to the airport authority:

http://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/04/a-singap ... zzard.html

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?
Replies: 32
Views: 6927

Re: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?

" B777LRF wrote: Many, many, moons ago I flew a Shorts Skyvan - the only aircraft liable to take a bird strike from behind. It was stupidly slow, and our arrival into a major airport was around 20:00 every week-day - right in the middle of peak. We were always asked to 'keep the speed up' or, i...

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by ClipperYankee
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA adding service to Elmira
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: UA adding service to Elmira

I'm outside of Ithaca and have flown out of ELM several times so add some Tompkins County residents to the count.

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by ClipperYankee
Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Which runways would've been long enough for the Shuttle?
Replies: 12
Views: 4210

Re: Which runways would've been long enough for the Shuttle?

I watched one landing at KSC (and half a dozen lift-offs) and it would have been a sight to see a shuttle land at a place like JFK.
Boy, do I ever miss the program. Greatest show on Earth.

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by ClipperYankee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai Air Show 2017 - Airbus Orders
Replies: 256
Views: 89223

Re: Dubai AIr Show 2017 - Airbus Orders

Well, that request puts Airbus in a pickle.

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX
Replies: 166
Views: 22914

Re: Air Canada receives first 737 MAX

Another vote for the toothpaste. I only thought of that as the moniker given to it, to me it instantly said "Canada" upon seeing it and I never actually though of dentifrice. This, while not ugly, is too staid for me and nothing unique (not that uniqueness is a requirement for a livery, I ...

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going back in time to the pre-jet era
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Re: Going back in time to the pre-jet era

"I read that some operators of Douglas DC-6 and DC-7 types would have been wiser and further ahead to stick with DC-6 only to avoid engine issues with the more powerful engine of the DC-7." Yes, the P&W R2800 was far more reliable than the Wright Turbo Compound. Very true. The Pratt R-...

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by ClipperYankee
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New Chevy Truck/AA 747 Commercial
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Re: New Chevy Truck/AA 747 Commercial

Yep, saw it, though I can't remember seeing that particular one live back in the day I do remember several of them. Very cool.

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by ClipperYankee
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of airline service at Naples, FL
Replies: 37
Views: 5961

Re: History of airline service at Naples, FL

I flew to Miami on an AA Eagle SF-340B, circa 1990. Best part was getting off at the AA prop area in MIA which was relatively close to one of the runways and having all the passengers stop and watch as a BA 747 took off right past us. Magnificent. As to the SF-340B, cramped and noisy but still fun.

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by ClipperYankee
Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8775

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

All true, but to a lot of the public it's all magic and is or should be included in that $79 transatlantic fare. It's a fun shot for those that don't know. The ticket on Norwegian is still likely to be cheaper than on KL.

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by ClipperYankee
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs
Replies: 25
Views: 8775

Re: And now......main line fights back, taking on LCCs

Very neat. They have quite a good marketing department.

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 32730

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

Thank you for the info. Looking forward to it.

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Pictures of First Qantas 787
Replies: 81
Views: 32730

Re: First Pictures of First Qantas 787

It's a beauty. For such a simple combination it works so well. Hopefully I'll see one at JFK someday.

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by ClipperYankee
Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery
Replies: 107
Views: 22251

Re: First Air Canada Airbus A330 painted in the new livery

Put me on the list that dislikes the mask, at least from head on, and while I don't dislike the new livery I did prefer the toothpaste. To each his/her own.

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 61551

Re: MH orders 787s

NichCage wrote:
Are the A350's still on order?

Otherwise, what a nice add for MH. Hopefully it goes well for them. They have recovered from losing two airplanes pretty well and are doing much better.


The Bloomberg story seems to confirm the leased A350s are still on.

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 61551

Re: MH orders 787s

I'm kind of surprised the A330neo did not win. Cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain, lots of trained pilots around, lots of spare parts, etc. Good range, good capacity, good economy. What am I missing? Well the new a.net narrative appearing to be forming is that it's a move to get the US Depart...

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 61551

Re: MH orders 787s

A little more to add, looks like they are also adding more 737s, though that was more expected: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-12/malaysia-airlines-to-buy-8-boeing-787s-and-25-737s-najib-says?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline&ypt...

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH to place order for 25 widebodies by end of 2017
Replies: 266
Views: 61551

MH commits to ordering 8 787's and up to 50 737MAX10's

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/malaysia ... nance.html

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https://finance.yahoo.com/news/malaysia ... nance.html

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by ClipperYankee
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?
Replies: 47
Views: 11083

Re: Why is Monday Day 1 in IATA?

I dunno about Microsoft being any influence as Sunday being the start of the week was taught to me in grade school in NY in the 70s. And most every U.S. calendar is/has been that way. In a way it's not surprising as there are so many differences between regions that I'm amazed the entire world works...

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by ClipperYankee
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EasyJet offers passengers hand-luggage check-in for $5 and receive priority boarding
Replies: 35
Views: 4582

Re: EasyJet offers passengers hand-luggage check-in for $5 and receive priority boarding

I'm a contractor and I fly with my laptop in case I get an expected job and if that disappears I'm hosed but I suppose it could be worth it for some if there isn't much valuable in the piece of luggage. I haven't tried EasyJet as of yet (though I plan to next Spring) so I'm not sure if the priority ...

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 39860

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

"That would make sense if CX didn't already serve BOS."

Whoop, sorry. Missed that. Apols.

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent UPDATE: CX announces HKG-DUB, HKG-BRU and HKG-CPH
Replies: 264
Views: 39860

Re: Cathay Pacific multiple "beer related" new destinations imminent

Boston? Samuel Adams ads claim they win beer tasting contests in Europe fairly often and there are lots of microbreweries in the area too.

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by ClipperYankee
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Disrupted Catering
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Re: Disrupted Catering

Disrupted Catering. Sounds like a name for a band. :lol:

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by ClipperYankee
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horrible noise on A320's
Replies: 38
Views: 9334

Re: Horrible noise on A320's

I've connected from one to the other, and vice versa, several times and other than very occasionally hearing the barking dog I really don't find much difference between the two. I agree it's easier to look out when on the ground in the A3XXs while once in the air it's nicer to watch the sights going...

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by ClipperYankee
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First intercontinental landplane flights?
Replies: 11
Views: 2150

Re: First intercontinental landplane flights?

"Welcome back Viscount 724, a.net wasn't the same without our resident historian. Your knowledge makes us all better."

Man, I hadn't picked up on that. I always used to marvel at the encyclopedic knowledge. Yes, absolutely, welcome back!!!

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH
Replies: 52
Views: 7158

Re: SWISS phases out final Avro RJ100, Last flight was Aug 15 GVA-ZRH

Had a flight on a 146 once, IAD-MIA on Presidential Airways if memory serves. We arrived at a remote stand in Miami and while waiting for the bus to take us to the terminal the honey bucket truck arrived but the driver did not position it correctly. All the passengers watched as the "product&qu...

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal
Replies: 91
Views: 13870

Re: New MCI Single Terminal Proposal

Interesting place the way it is now. I connected there once, had a blinding headache, and could not make it to a section that had any stores which sold aspirin from the gate areas I was using. I'm sure it was possible somehow but in the time I had to connect I never was able to buy some Excedrin and...

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by ClipperYankee
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet
Replies: 22
Views: 7819

Re: DL ITH-DTW-PVG-DTW-ITH in Y. Experiencing the Smallest and Largest Types in DL's Fleet

I love our little airport at ITH. Never a hassle and since it's a relaxed place most everyone is in a good mood. Flying out of there on my way to HEL next April.

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Continuing Window Shade Saga
Replies: 34
Views: 4081

Re: The Continuing Window Shade Saga

I forget which airline it was, CX or SQ, where I had a flight in which the flight crew came down the aisles with wooden coat holders and slammed all the window shades down. And they would admonish anyone who would raise them. I seem to recall something similar on a flight on the old Swissair, so it ...

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 13578

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

The parking lot at SYR is always crammed with cars with Ontario and Quebec plates so a lot do bother making the border crossing. Same goes at the Syracuse Amtrak station. At least on Interstate 81 the crossing, which I make several times per year, takes 10 minutes at most on most days. It can take a...

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by ClipperYankee
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Continuing Window Shade Saga
Replies: 34
Views: 4081

Re: The Continuing Window Shade Saga

The nine abreast does not bother me much. And I agree the dark tint setting is useless for taking pictures. But I'm not snapping photos, I just like to look out and the dimmable windows allow me that without bothering those trying to sleep. There is no perfect solution but at least it's something. I...

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by ClipperYankee
Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Continuing Window Shade Saga
Replies: 34
Views: 4081

Re: The Continuing Window Shade Saga

Because even on the darkest setting you can still see out and you're not bothering anyone. Worked great on the last flight I took ARN-JFK which was in daylight the whole trip. It's not as great as having the tint all the way off of course, but it's much better than having the shade down for the whol...

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by ClipperYankee
Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Continuing Window Shade Saga
Replies: 34
Views: 4081

Re: The Continuing Window Shade Saga

The whole shade debate is why always choose a 787 for my overseas flights. And if any other airliner comes across with the controllable dimming feature I will add it to my preferred list (I think they are optional on A350s?) Solves all the problems.

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by ClipperYankee
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights
Replies: 78
Views: 13578

Re: Buffalo airport making big push for transatlantic flights

I'd be happy with it, easier to reach BUF by car for me over JFK coming from the Finger Lakes region.

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RH Jetbridges?
Replies: 3
Views: 955

Re: RH Jetbridges?

I believe on some aircraft the 1R door is not full sized anyway, and you need to provision from somewhere, so the 1R door is perfect for that. I had wondered if having an R/H jet bridge that is used just for provisioning would be worth it but I guess the expense is still greater than the current cos...

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by ClipperYankee
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 10410

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

Victoria Bitter was the big thing when I was in Sydney working at the 2000 Olympics. Never saw a can of Fosters.

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by ClipperYankee
Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first
Replies: 68
Views: 21901

Re: Boeing '797' doesn't exist yet. One airline already says it wants it first

True, true. But they already broke with tradition by moving company HQ to Chicago and by dropping customer numbers and by having some production in Charleston so maybe things are not as set in stone as they were in the past. Perhaps they'll drop numbers altogether and go with names, who knows? It wi...

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