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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It...
Replies: 88
Views: 15521

RE: If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It...

747-600X-


Sorry, man. I was busy typing my argument back to you when you were typing out your retraction. I'd never "pile on" someone after they'd corrected themselves.

My apologies!

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 08, 2002 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It...
Replies: 88
Views: 15521

RE: If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It...

747-600X- Um, NO. First off, if you REALLY want to split hairs, the plane would weigh exactly the same as it did before the birds came on. Why? Because the PLANE hasn't changed. IT still weighs the same as it once did...it just has birds on it now that have a separate weight. Step on a scale to weig...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 08, 2002 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It...
Replies: 88
Views: 15521

RE: If A 747 Were To Have 100,000 Pigeons In It...

I've seriously got tears streaming down my face from laughing so hard about this topic. The mere thought of 100,000 pigeons simultaneously launching into flight while aboard a B-747 gives one helluva mental picture!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/nut.gif" ALT="Nuts"> I concur with the previou...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 07, 2002 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AWA #1 In On-Time Performance
Replies: 44
Views: 3637

RE: AWA #1 In On-Time Performance

I'll do my best to be fair, here. HP shouldn't be busy congratulating themselves just yet. It's hard to NOT have a great on-time record when you've got tons of spares sitting idly at your hubs. I'll save my highest praise for when (or IF) HP manages to pull this feat off on a consistent basis, opera...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 07, 2002 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 747 Makes Emergancy Landing At MNL.
Replies: 11
Views: 2888

RE: NW 747 Makes Emergancy Landing At MNL.

Yyz,

Published schedules refer to this as Northwest Airlines flight 72, operated by Boeing 747-400 equipment (see below).

NW 72 MNLNGO 600A 1035A 744 B

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by EA CO AS
Thu Feb 07, 2002 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways, How Long Until They Are Gone/acquired
Replies: 20
Views: 2965

RE: USAirways, How Long Until They Are Gone/acquired

I concur, Flash. I was about to reply to Haveric's post as well, but you've covered all the bases.

So now all I can say to Haveric is this:


"Yeah! What HE said!"  Laugh out loud

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by EA CO AS
Wed Feb 06, 2002 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon In Alaska?
Replies: 9
Views: 1627

RE: Horizon In Alaska?

Are you sure Era flies to/from Deadhorse? I've never seen any of their planes there, nor are they scheduled.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Feb 06, 2002 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD To Puerto Vallarta... Which Airline?
Replies: 10
Views: 2913

RE: ORD To Puerto Vallarta... Which Airline?

Try America West Airlines (HP) via Phoenix. Their flight schedule would be as follows: HP 185W 28FEB Q ORDPHX SS1 1035A 123P HP 348W 28FEB Q PHXPVR SS1 222P 559P HP 345W 07MAR Q PVRPHX SS1 214P 355P HP 9W 07MAR Q PHXORD SS1 645P 1104P Their lowest published fare for this market requires travel take ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 01, 2002 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?
Replies: 24
Views: 6788

RE: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?

Hoffa- AS will only be operating ONE SEA-BOS/BOS-SEA flight daily. AS 16 SEABOS 1215P 841P 73G AS 17 BOSSEA 854A 1218P 73G The other flight you're seeing in the schedule was what was previously planned; 8:35am from SEA and 5:55pm from BOS. The new flight times will provide better connection opportun...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 01, 2002 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Choosing 777 Over 747?
Replies: 57
Views: 2623

Choosing 777 Over 747?

Orders for Boeing's cash cow, the venerable B-747, seem to be dwindling due to the overwhelming popularity of the B-777.

Is it conceivable that Boeing has expanded the 777's role to the point where it is now cannibalizing itself, drawing potential customers away from the 747-400?

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 01, 2002 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight
Replies: 32
Views: 2461

RE: Wanted : Hamburger In-flight

Years ago, I was non-revving on Eastern Air Lines on a LGA-ATL flight. I was in First Class, but they didn't have enough meals to go around, so the flight attendant asked if I'd mind taking a coach meal instead. Of course (being a non-rev) I didn't mind...until I saw that the soup and salad I was ge...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Feb 01, 2002 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?
Replies: 24
Views: 6788

RE: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?

Chris- Actually, LAX-CUN has proven to be the best-performing new market AS has ever serviced. They'll be upgauging the aircraft to a B-737-900 effective February 9th (through April 27th only, but it will remain a -900 after that if traffic warrants), and there has been discussion of additional serv...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 31, 2002 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?
Replies: 24
Views: 6788

RE: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?

You're on the same track that Alaska wants to follow. The idea would be to make DVD players and movies available to everyone on these flights; free of charge to customers in the First Class cabin, and charging a rental fee to customers in the main cabin. The problem is that AS doesn't want to be in ...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 31, 2002 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sad Reason To Fly...but Need Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 3138

RE: Sad Reason To Fly...but Need Advice

Omegous, I'm sorry to hear about your loss. It's too bad you couldn't be flying under more pleasant circumstances. Check the individual airlines' websites, as many of them offer special last-minute fares (far below their normal cost) for booking online only. Another option would be to call the diffe...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 31, 2002 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Is Furious At CNN
Replies: 24
Views: 3252

RE: AA Is Furious At CNN

LGB, you're waaaaaaaaay out of line here. AA is definitely a victim of irresponsible reporting, designed to capitalize on the sensationalism of the loss of an A-300.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 31, 2002 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Have Data On Break-evenratios For Jets
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

RE: Does Anyone Have Data On Break-evenratios For Jets

A better variable to look at would be cost per seat mile. This claim was made on the Boeing website: "The Boeing 757-300 has the lowest seat mile operating cost of any single-aisle airplane on the market, and a lower cost per trip than any twin-aisle airplane." There's no information showing how muc...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 31, 2002 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?
Replies: 24
Views: 6788

RE: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?

In the early 90s, the new LAX-YYZ service was well-received by Alaska's core of frequent fliers, as well as Canadians who wanted to try something other than Air Canada for a change. This route was being opened at the same time that the industry as a whole (AS included) was experiencing heavy losses ...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 31, 2002 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?
Replies: 24
Views: 6788

RE: Alaska On Trans-cons: How Competitive?

Alaska's SEA-BOS service (effective 04APR02) will consist of one daily flight in each direction, not two. The planned early-morning SEA-BOS departure is in the process of being changed to an early afternoon flight. The return will be a morning departure from BOS. AS 16 SEABOS 1215P 841P 73G AS 17 BO...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 30, 2002 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Travel
Replies: 6
Views: 1094

RE: Concorde Travel

AF and BA have RARELY offered interline discounted rates on Concorde travel. In the few times they have, they have offered ID90s instead of service-charge passes. Typically, the ID90 rate is still well over $500.00 each way; hardly a bargain when you're traveling as a non-rev. I'd imagine they'd off...

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 30, 2002 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG Exotic Visitor
Replies: 129
Views: 4294

RE: HKG Exotic Visitor

Ok, here's the deal: To capitalize on international tourism opportunities, WN is starting nonstop HOU-HKG service using B-737-700 aircraft. They're equipped for aerial refueling, via WN's new KC-135 support aircraft (which are also painted in orange and "canyon blue"). In typical WN style, they'll e...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 29, 2002 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?
Replies: 19
Views: 3297

RE: Continental To Axe FCO MXP LIS MAD BRU And Zrh?

Think for a moment. What do people want;

1. Many nonstops to European destinations

2. Many opportunities to connect in Amsterdam to other European destinations


It simply makes no sense, especially since Europe has been CO's cash-cow over the past few years.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?
Replies: 33
Views: 4132

RE: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?

No, since no Boeing aircraft has ever shot repeated go-arounds while being held hostage by the FMC.  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Oldest A/c You've Flown On?
Replies: 81
Views: 3952

RE: Whats The Oldest A/c You've Flown On?

Aero Virgin Islands DC-3, SJU-STT, August 1985.

The thing had to be at least 50 years old.  Wow!

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?
Replies: 33
Views: 4132

RE: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?

In other words, the B-777 makes the Shuttle look like a blender.  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name
Replies: 48
Views: 3167

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name

How about "Kamanawanaflyya" instead?  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran's Next Move.. Well Future Actually?
Replies: 58
Views: 3023

RE: AirTran's Next Move.. Well Future Actually?

I'd be very surprised to see any Airbus Industrie aircraft on the property. AirTran has developed a good relationship with Boeing, and would more than likely look to the B-737-700 if their plans ever call for aircraft with longer range than the B-717. It never hurts to kick the tires at a different ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?
Replies: 33
Views: 4132

RE: Is This How Complicated A 777 Is?

By comparison, each project Apollo spacecraft (command module, service module, LEM, and Saturn V launch vehicle) had less combined computing power than a normal pocket calculator.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name
Replies: 48
Views: 3167

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name

What if they call it "Island Time" so they can get away with running late occasionally?  Big grin

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name
Replies: 48
Views: 3167

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha New Name

I'd say the opposite. They should use the Hawaiian name, with the Aloha colors.

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 25, 2002 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RyanAir Buys 50 Boeing Jets
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

RE: RyanAir Buys 50 Boeing Jets

Correction...it's 100, with an option for 50 more! LONDON, Jan. 24, 2002 - Boeing today announced that Ryanair, Europe's largest low-fare airline, has ordered 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 airplanes. It is the largest-ever single firm order for Next-Generation 737s. Ryanair, which is an all-Boe...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Airplane In UAL's Current Colors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2205

RE: 1st Airplane In UAL's Current Colors?

UA's first B-777 flight wasn't until June of 1995, WELL after the unveiling of the new livery.

The B-747-400 was the first airplane to wear the new colors.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highest Paid Flight Attendants?
Replies: 5
Views: 9292

RE: Highest Paid Flight Attendants?

I don't have access to the figures, but I've often heard that both WN and AS have flexible contracts that allow very liberal trip pickups, enabling them to make more money than their counterparts at other carriers.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Airplane In UAL's Current Colors?
Replies: 11
Views: 2205

RE: 1st Airplane In UAL's Current Colors?

The first UA aircraft to be painted in their current livery was a B-747-400, shown in a publicity photo released by UA to The Associated Press. I actually still have the clipping of that first photo from the newspaper, but it's so faded that the aircraft registration is unreadable.  <img src="/...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Agrees To Mechanics Pay Raise!
Replies: 23
Views: 3039

RE: United Agrees To Mechanics Pay Raise!

United had already awarded huge pay increases to their pilots. Now, the mechanics are getting up to 37% in wage increases, making them the highest paid in the industry. So what's next? Well, the company has REALLY painted itself into a corner. They'll undoubtedly try to ask for wage concessions from...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 24, 2002 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha May Order More 717s And 757s!
Replies: 43
Views: 2875

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha May Order More 717s And 757s!

I like the idea of retaining the existing Aloha livery, but with the Hawaiian name on the fuselage instead.

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 23, 2002 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Awww.... SouthWest Earns Its Brownie Points...
Replies: 12
Views: 1657

RE: Awww.... SouthWest Earns Its Brownie Points...

Not yet, but give me time....  Insane

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 23, 2002 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Announces New Service
Replies: 26
Views: 3197

RE: Southwest Announces New Service

Woodsboy-

Did it ever occur to you that ALL the majors would want to service ANC and FAI if Alaska Airlines was taking money home in wheelbarrows by "murdering" you with "astronomical" fares?

Just a thought...  Insane

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by EA CO AS
Wed Jan 23, 2002 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian And Aloha May Order More 717s And 757s!
Replies: 43
Views: 2875

RE: Hawaiian And Aloha May Order More 717s And 757s!

The only way HA service to/from SNA, OAK, FAT, PHX and the like can be profitable using B-757 equipment is if you: 1. Advertise REALLY heavily. 2. Lower fares to generate traffic and fly 'em packed to the gills. Short of that, I don't see nonstops to these markets covering costs, let alone making a ...

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 18, 2002 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Any Of You Mind Flying For Free?
Replies: 37
Views: 3287

RE: Would Any Of You Mind Flying For Free?

You may be all rah-rah-rah about WN, and that's great, but not everyone has to drink your Kool-Aid. ALL airline employees get free and/or reduced rate travel privileges; WN didn't invent this benefit. Am I the only one who has noticed that WN employees always sound like they're either trying to get...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 15, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Cow From Heaven
Replies: 15
Views: 1382

RE: The Cow From Heaven

I've heard this story before as well. If memory serves, the reason they loaded the cow aboard in the first place was that it kept wandering in the way of their takeoff roll from a narrow grass field. The rest of the story was exactly as I'd read it...the cow goes "air-rage" on them, they dump it out...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 10, 2002 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines To Serve BOS And DEN
Replies: 5
Views: 3445

RE: Alaska Airlines To Serve BOS And DEN

BA ground handles AS at IAD.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 10, 2002 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airline's Official New Service Annoucement
Replies: 25
Views: 2219

RE: Alaska Airline's Official New Service Annoucement

Hold onto your hats, folks... A union official has confirmed that ALPA has had talks with AS about proposed B-757 pay rates. Supposedly, AS will be acquiring several B-757s from N7 and using them on longhaul routes from SEA. The rumored routes? SEA-JFK SEA-MCO SEA-FLL SEA-PHL It's wait-and-see time.

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 10, 2002 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727-300
Replies: 13
Views: 3713

RE: 727-300

If memory serves, the Boeing concept plane listed above was referred to as the 7J7, not the 7N7.

Just my .02 worth.  Smile

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 04, 2002 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS And F9? AS And N7?
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

RE: AS And F9? AS And N7?

Supposedly, National is a candidate for the B-757-300 (if they ever get out of Chapter 11, that is!).

Do you think this aircraft could work for AS?

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by EA CO AS
Fri Jan 04, 2002 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS And F9? AS And N7?
Replies: 6
Views: 1711

AS And F9? AS And N7?

Lately, there have been a few rumors flying around about Alaska Airlines (AS) trying out additional routes. Two other rumors have them buying or merging with Frontier (F9) or National (N7). If they got together with either carrier, the combined route systems would be phenomenal. You'd have East-West...

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by EA CO AS
Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Changes Equipment Type To All A300-600
Replies: 21
Views: 3646

RE: AA Changes Equipment Type To All A300-600

Another reason uses the A-300-600R on that route? Cargo, cargo, cargo. The flights to SDQ and POP are ALWAYS full of people taking thousands of pounds of excess baggage. They load up on clothing, food, appliances...you name it, they pack it. Most of this goes to relatives, but a lot of it is destine...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA At Kai Tak
Replies: 16
Views: 2022

RE: UA At Kai Tak

You'll also notice that all three answers were posted within two minutes of each other; the first two alone were just ELEVEN SECONDS apart.

So, people DO read before they post; it's just that sometimes someone is putting the same reply in at exactly the same time you are.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doesn't This Look Realistic.
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

RE: Doesn't This Look Realistic.

Y'know how condensation sometimes forms on the outside of a glass containing a cold drink? The same principle applies here. This is also why you'll occasionally see MD-80s (or other thin-winged planes) being DE-ICED on a sunny, warm day! At altitude for long periods of time, the fuel in the tanks ge...

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Prayer Cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

RE: AS Prayer Cards

Ok, who brought the funny guy?

Alaska has had prayer cards included on every meal tray for years. The company receives hundreds of calls and letters about them each year, with the positive comments FAR outweighing the negative ones.

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by EA CO AS
Tue Jan 01, 2002 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airline Of Paraguay, PuertoRico, Bermuda?
Replies: 11
Views: 4176

RE: National Airline Of Paraguay, PuertoRico, Bermuda?

Caribair (purchased by Eastern Air Lines) was also a large carrier into and out of Puerto Rico.

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