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by StarFlyer
Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying FRA-HAV... What Does The US Say?
Replies: 13
Views: 4234

RE: Flying FRA-HAV... What Does The US Say?

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by StarFlyer
Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet Receive 50th A319
Replies: 23
Views: 3144

RE: EasyJet Receive 50th A319

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by StarFlyer
Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777 Advertisement In German Magazines
Replies: 4
Views: 4162

RE: Boeing 777 Advertisement In German Magazines

The targets of these ads are not the decision makers at the airlines, who probably don't read these magazines anyway, but the "airline afficionado", be it a a spotter, PPL pilot, or other individuals. Boeing is probably just trying to get people to like the 777 and to just show some presence in the ...

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by StarFlyer
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO EWR-HAM Service Begins Today.
Replies: 40
Views: 6255

RE: CO EWR-HAM Service Begins Today.

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by StarFlyer
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: "Big Surprise On LH.com Tomorrow"
Replies: 82
Views: 18085

RE: Lufthansa: "Big Surprise On LH.com Tomorrow"

Probably a flash game, knowing LHBig grin

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by StarFlyer
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Direct To Auckland
Replies: 20
Views: 5822

RE: Thai Airways Direct To Auckland

9 hours?
The aircraft arrives in Auckland at 0920 and departs at 1520. In my book that's 6 hours. Still a rather long turn-around though!

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ To Cancel 141 Flights On 02/10
Replies: 14
Views: 5216

RE: AZ To Cancel 141 Flights On 02/10

While I understand their situation, a strike absolutely sets the wrong signals. Even less people are going to fly AZ now in light of the strike. AZ the way it is now has no future, even if its hard to grasp.

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking News : Carly Fiorina Steps Down From HP!
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

RE: Breaking News : Carly Fiorina Steps Down From HP!

Shares now up 12%...
Maybe she had to leave in light of the figures coming out next week? Are we in for a nasty surprise?

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking News : Carly Fiorina Steps Down From HP!
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

RE: Breaking News : Carly Fiorina Steps Down From HP!

Official reason is differences about the strategy. That could well be anything and leaves a lot of room for speculation.

Oh well, I'll gladly take her job. Let's see how much time for a.net I'll have then.  Big thumbs up

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by StarFlyer
Wed Feb 09, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Breaking News : Carly Fiorina Steps Down From HP!
Replies: 21
Views: 2800

RE: Breaking News : Carly Fiorina Steps Down From HP!

Read it on Reuters a few minutes ago - I can't wait to find out the reason behind it!

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by StarFlyer
Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM Might Add Alitalia To The Group
Replies: 7
Views: 4409

RE: AF-KLM Might Add Alitalia To The Group

Fact is, <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> needs cash quick. This is the chance for any airline or alliance to buy market share in Europe. Hence I would not restrict potential buyers to <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>/KL. Maybe we'll see <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH<...

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by StarFlyer
Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Johan.....Airline Careers.net Idea
Replies: 7
Views: 860

RE: Johan.....Airline Careers.net Idea

Good idea... But who in the industry is still hiring? And if they are hiring, won't prospective employees then run the door in anyway?

I'd wait until the economy picks up...

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by StarFlyer
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS Launches Silverticket
Replies: 3
Views: 1501

RE: OS Launches Silverticket

Great idea. Business is only a few bucks more than the most flexible Economy fare, sometimes even significantly less! <i>...wish to continue travelling Economy Class as before– if the travel guidelines of your organisation require this...</i> Wow, I for my part would be so annoyed at my company if I...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Financial Problems At LH Because Of Miles & More?
Replies: 15
Views: 6005

RE: Financial Problems At LH Because Of Miles & More?

JoFMO, that's the special thing about <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> - if you need to travel for business in Germany you have no choice but to fly <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, same goes for many European destinations. Hence they don't need to treat you well m...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Didn't Like The A380 :(
Replies: 10
Views: 3159

RE: I Didn't Like The A380 :(

Great threat! Thanks for letting us know.

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by StarFlyer
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How About A 'quote' Function?
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

RE: How About A 'quote' Function?

Crew,

what's the latest on the issue? Is the quote function being considered or will we have to wait until the entire board gets a relaunch?

Cheers.

Starflyer

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by StarFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's SALE, Looking At A 100 Seater Order
Replies: 21
Views: 5239

RE: Singapore's SALE, Looking At A 100 Seater Order

<i>Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, which is 35% owned by Singapore Airlines Ltd. (S55.SG), is evaluating plans to buy new planes amid surging demand from <b>budget airlines</b> and as it needs to replenish its stock of aircraft.</i> Whitehatter, to me it seems this order will be for "budget a...

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by StarFlyer
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore's SALE, Looking At A 100 Seater Order
Replies: 21
Views: 5239

RE: Singapore's SALE, Looking At A 100 Seater Order

Why would a low cost airline operate those Embraers, especially in Asia? My bet is the 737NG series or even more likely, the A320 series, because SilkAir already operates them. A LCC in Asia needs capacity and comfort, even on longer flights. Nothing against RJs. But they are simply not suited for t...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Rejects SQs Challenge To Key US Route
Replies: 13
Views: 3942

RE: QF Rejects SQs Challenge To Key US Route

As my understanding goes, <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> (officially) does not have a say on what airlines are allowed on what routes - it's the governments that decide. Obviously <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> isn't going to pop a bottle if they get another compe...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus 9.6% Operating Margin In 2004.
Replies: 1
Views: 2591

RE: Airbus 9.6% Operating Margin In 2004.

Great to hear <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym> is finally making an operating profit. The stock market does not seem to honour this, stock price of EADS went down this morning. And this is not a small operating margin, in a lot of markets firms operate at a margin of 1-2%! What's Boeing's ope...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How About A 'quote' Function?
Replies: 17
Views: 1878

RE: How About A 'quote' Function?

I was just about to post this exact suggestion but I dug up this thread.
Please, can we get our quote function?!  Smile Or at least a reply from "management"?

Cheers

Star

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by StarFlyer
Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Fall 2004 Travels In Asia Part 2
Replies: 74
Views: 20302

RE: Fall 2004 Travels In Asia Part 2

Lari, impressive reports. Thanks for sharing them with us and for putting in so much time and effort. I am sure this is well perceived within the community.

Keep up the travelling and reporting!

Cheers,
Starflyer

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by StarFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 3 Aer Lingus Execs To Start Low Cost Carrier
Replies: 10
Views: 5595

RE: Top 3 Aer Lingus Execs To Start Low Cost Carrier

How can anyone that's not completely out of his mind fund or manage a start-up low cost carrier!!! The market is saturated, competition is fierce, the entire industry suffers from the economic down turn. I couldn't think of a better way to throw my money down the ditch.<br><br>[Edited 2005-01-07 13:...

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by StarFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Private Jet Trip Report
Replies: 23
Views: 15483

RE: Private Jet Trip Report

So where's the actual report?!

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by StarFlyer
Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gstar, New Airline For Chile W/ Bush's Former A/c
Replies: 9
Views: 7777

RE: Gstar, New Airline For Chile W/ Bush's Former A/c

I know a clothing label called GStar. But I don't think they would get involved in aviation.

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by StarFlyer
Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa A300 Longest Route
Replies: 26
Views: 8117

RE: Lufthansa A300 Longest Route

Newyork355, <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> no longer operates the A342. Flights to Almaty etc. are operated by the ex-SN A332s. I have come to kow the A300-600 as a very reliable workhorse on many runs around Europe, mainly of course <acronym title="Hamburg (- Fuhlsbuttel) (HAM / ...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OS: Pay For Food Up To 2,5 Hours
Replies: 26
Views: 4195

RE: OS: Pay For Food Up To 2,5 Hours

If at least they'd lower their fares appropriately - but they don't. Furthermore, I see big problems regarding service standards within the alliances (this spreads across all alliances). Some carriers going low cost while other remaning full service is going to confuse customers. I thought the allia...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Beast: BMW M6
Replies: 70
Views: 2883

RE: The Beast: BMW M6

That sure is a big bad boy!
507 HP, 0-100kmh in 4.6s, 0-200kmh in 14s...

[Edited 2004-12-14 17:00:21]

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by StarFlyer
Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prerequisite To Join Star Alliance, Repaint 9 A/C
Replies: 7
Views: 4318

RE: Prerequisite To Join Star Alliance, Repaint 9 A/C

No, this has not always been the case. It was rumoured that there was a certain percentage of the fleet that had to be painted in Star Alliance colours. Most Star Alliance members are far from nine aircraft in a Star livery, I wonder how this could be a prerequisite then? No other alliance has a pro...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lunchtime At The Pub...
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Lunchtime At The Pub...

http://www.virtualbartender.beer.com/beer_usa.htm

I have found these commands to be working and entertaining:
"Beer"
"Topless"
"Strip"

Anyone else got any others?

Enjoy!

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by StarFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Did You Have For Lunch?
Replies: 34
Views: 3021

RE: What Did You Have For Lunch?

Indonesian noodles with minced meat... Which was OK for our canteen...
How much longer do you have to hold out for UTA?  Smile

Regards Star

[Edited 2004-11-12 15:07:58]

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by StarFlyer
Fri Nov 12, 2004 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ The Airline With Inferior Paper Menu
Replies: 31
Views: 5410

RE: SQ The Airline With Inferior Paper Menu

You are right. I also have stopped flying SQ entirely due to their inferior paper menus in Economy Class. Just ridiculous.

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by StarFlyer
Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT's International Service During Communism
Replies: 2
Views: 2365

RE: LOT's International Service During Communism

Nobody knows this as well as the airline itself... So what lies closer than checking out their website... and voila! <a href="http://www.lot.com/app/index.jsp?area=corporation_info&type=history_list" target=_blank>http://www.lot.com/app/index.jsp?area=corporation_info&type=history_list</a> There hav...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Nov 09, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Europe-Australia Same-Aircraft Service By SQ/MH/CX
Replies: 13
Views: 3952

RE: Same-aircraft Service Europe-Australia By SQ/MH/CX

Just a few thoughts... There's no point for the Asian carriers to offer same-plane services. You will find same plane services on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> and <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, but the Asian carrier's hubs are right between Europe and Australia he...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Oct 14, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways / Frankfurt To Bangkok
Replies: 8
Views: 5243

RE: Thai Airways / Frankfurt To Bangkok

Nobody, not even Thai, could tell you this far in advance what actual registration will be serving your flight. Usually actual aircraft are scheduled for their rotations a few days beforehand, but even then that is still subject to change due to operational requirements like the plane requiring main...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business And First Class In The EU
Replies: 3
Views: 4761

RE: Business And First Class In The EU

Well off the top of my head, I'd first of all try google and see if there's anything at all. Then try industry associations, like IATA in this case, see if they have research papers on their website or email them outlining what sort of information you require - usually they have no problem handing d...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eventful ZRH-FRA-YYZ On LH
Replies: 4
Views: 6386

RE: Eventful ZRH-FRA-YYZ On LH

Hi Pilatusguy, I hope the rest of your holiday was a little less "eventful"! <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> I wonder why they did not park the Airbus somewhere where I could just taxi without being pushed back? I have no idea if Shannon has parking positions like t...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Oct 05, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BRU-FRA By LH: I Woke Up At The Check-in Deadline
Replies: 7
Views: 5924

RE: BRU-FRA By LH: I Woke Up At The Check-in Deadline

Hi Andre, good report you've written up there! You are lucky they still let you on, but I suppose that's the difference between <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> and something like Ryanair, whre you have to be checked in something like an hour before departure no exceptions made. How...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH In Auckland?
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

RE: LH In Auckland?

Here's some more trivia... They flight actually routes <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / H...

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by StarFlyer
Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH In Auckland?
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

RE: LH In Auckland?

It is a regular service. They fly round the world, something like <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Gothenburg - Landvetter (GOT / ESGG), Sweden">GOT</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA -...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Sep 29, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Launch NCL-Milan And Others...
Replies: 10
Views: 2525

RE: Ryanair Launch NCL-Milan And Others...

Bergamo is some 40km out of the Milan city centre. There are regular buses though, and Bergamo itself is worth a visit, too (though you definitely should see Milan as well, and maybe Como). Might work out cheaper to rent a car, they have all major companies at the airport there.

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by StarFlyer
Thu Sep 23, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Berlin 30-40 M Euros Profit...
Replies: 3
Views: 2920

RE: Air Berlin 30-40 M Euros Profit...

AB is not owned by any institutions, but by private people: Reidun and Kim Lundgren (26%), Severin and Rudolf Schulte (25%), Hans-Joachim Knieps (25%), Werner Huehn (15%), Joachim Hunold (9%). Hunold is actually the manager at the same time. I have only heard good things about their service though I...

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by StarFlyer
Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 22/09 European Car-free Day!
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

RE: 22/09 European Car-free Day!

Car-free day? That would explain how packed the buses and trains were yesterday! And I joined in "by accident" as well!  <img border=0 src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> Anyway, it should have made much more public (though I didnt have much time for a thorough read...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Sep 22, 2004 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 3 Major Airlines In Europe Says Lufthansa.
Replies: 19
Views: 9009

RE: Only 3 Major Airlines In Europe Says Lufthansa.

FinnWings, the total amount of airlines ma have increased - however may I remind you of the demise of Sabena and Swiss? Regarding competition issues, 3 airlines is perfectly fine competition wise though they will be under heightened anti-trust supervision. Just look at the telco market, in most coun...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Embarrassingly Pedestrian FS 2002 Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 6698

RE: Embarrassingly Pedestrian FS 2002 Questions

<i>How can I get the view that is similar to the "virtual cockpit" but has the basic instruments on the bottom of the screen?</i> Just as SA006 pointed out, press "W" for different views, IIRC. Haven't played <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym> for a long time, don't know if that's a bad th...

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by StarFlyer
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Car - Help..
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

RE: First Car - Help..

How about this one

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by StarFlyer
Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Completes Cellphone Trial Successfully
Replies: 33
Views: 2839

RE: Airbus Completes Cellphone Trial Successfully

Knoxibus, I fully understand it's different technology from Connexion, all I was asking was if the cellphone technology was available to both manufacturer's aircraft (and maybe Bombardier etc as well) just like Connexion is. <i>Planes will chaos with this. I'd like to be able to use my cell in fligh...

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by StarFlyer
Fri Sep 17, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Completes Cellphone Trial Successfully
Replies: 33
Views: 2839

RE: Airbus Completes Cellphone Trial Successfully

Great news. Business travelers (high yield) will definitely prefer to fly the airlines offering this service so this should be good. Any idea if the system would also be available for Boeing aircraft? The internet service Connexion by Boeing is available for both Airbus and Boeing! Regards Star

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by StarFlyer
Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leaders Versus Followers In The Airline Industry
Replies: 1
Views: 5062

RE: Leaders Versus Followers In The Airline Industry

Hi <acronym title="Royal Air Maroc (Morocco)">AT</acronym>! Obviously there is no general answer to your question. You can't just say one strategy is right and the other one is wrong. Leader vs. follower would have to be decided from case to case. I am sure that every new aircraft type as teething p...

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by StarFlyer
Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:51 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A.net Office Friendly Version?
Replies: 14
Views: 879

RE: A.net Office Friendly Version?

Well, thanks for the ALT/<acronym title="Scarborough/Tobago - Crown Point (TAB), Trinidad and Tobago">TAB</acronym> advice. @BOAC, everyone does private surfing every now and then here at the office. Still I would like to conceal my occasional visits. Shouldn't be too much of an effort to provide a ...

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