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by Jet-lagged
Sat May 17, 2003 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 To Become Boeing's 2nd Biggest Seller
Replies: 39
Views: 4339

RE: 7E7 To Become Boeing's 2nd Biggest Seller

Sure the 7e7 will become a big seller (unless of course Boeing backs down, yet again!). Look at what happened to the 737 <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> incarnation. With only two significant airframe makers, they'll get the numbers. I do feel disappointed that Boeing have not gone...

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by Jet-lagged
Tue May 13, 2003 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines: Does It Match The Hype?
Replies: 54
Views: 6078

RE: Singapore Airlines: Does It Match The Hype?

The planes are nice, service very professional (like much of Singapore businesses), the food is good, and the in-flight KrisWorld <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> has a better selection than even Cathay or (especially) <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> or <a...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Apr 13, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Board To Announce Order On April 9
Replies: 37
Views: 7581

RE: Air India Board To Announce Order On April 9

why is this not a surprise . . . .  <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic"> Air-India defers decision to buy new planes "The board has not taken any decision today," Jitender Bhargava told Reuters on Saturday. "It will again meet in the next seven to 10 days to...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Mar 16, 2003 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How's The Runway Kept Ice Free?
Replies: 28
Views: 12612

RE: How's The Runway Kept Ice Free?

A couple years ago I got snowed in an extra night in Changchun, China, way up northeast in Manchuria. The next day dawned bright and sunny, but as the runways, taxiways, etc were covered with snow, they used a jet engine mounted on a heavy truck to blast the snow and ice off the concrete. Made one h...

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by Jet-lagged
Sun Feb 16, 2003 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAS 777 Engine Explosion In Kota Kinabalu
Replies: 18
Views: 5434

RE: MAS 777 Engine Explosion In Kota Kinabalu

“Twenty minutes after lift-off, the engine suddenly exploded with a very, very loud BOOM sound and there was a shower of bright red yellow sparks shooting out. As a result, the whole aircraft rolled to the left and was flying lopsided. I saw at least one stewardess falling to the cabin floor ...

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by Jet-lagged
Sat Jul 27, 2002 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports You've Flown In To (on Airlines Only)
Replies: 115
Views: 7193

RE: Airports You've Flown In To (on Airlines Only)

Domestic: Anchorage, Kenai, Seattle, Spokane, San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Fresno, Los Angeles, Orange County, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Boise (transfer), Salt Lake City, Denver Stapleton, Denver DIA, Wichita, El Paso, Kansas City, St. Louis, Dallas-Ft Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Chicago O'Hare, ...

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by Jet-lagged
Wed Jun 05, 2002 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Longest Flight Have You Been On?
Replies: 85
Views: 4185

RE: What Longest Flight Have You Been On?

HKG-EWR-HKG. On the return going West (actually, more like North and then South!) for about six hours saw nothing but ice, snow, and the occassional very cold water. Pretty neat.

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by Jet-lagged
Wed Apr 03, 2002 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Above The Himalaya?
Replies: 3
Views: 1463

RE: Flying Above The Himalaya?

AlexG I think the Russian airspace has been open for several years at least. Many times I've flown from Asia to Europe, and always we've flown either South of the Himalayas or North of them. Seems to just depend on the shortest route between end points. I've always assumed that flying directly over ...

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