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by ER757
Tue May 31, 2005 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Halfway To Hawaii Game
Replies: 13
Views: 6280

RE: UA Halfway To Hawaii Game

I won on an <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>/<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> trip in the late 80's. We were going as part of a family reunion and my Mom and I were s...

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by ER757
Tue May 31, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Who - B747F And MD-11F
Replies: 37
Views: 5709

Who's Who - B747F And MD-11F

China Eastern operates MD11-F's

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by ER757
Mon May 30, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Traffic To Kill Millions Of People
Replies: 180
Views: 17018

RE: Air Traffic To Kill Millions Of People

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by ER757
Sun May 29, 2005 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Traffic To Kill Millions Of People
Replies: 180
Views: 17018

RE: Air Traffic To Kill Millions Of People

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by ER757
Sat May 28, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Load Factors... Really A380 Viable?
Replies: 218
Views: 16110

RE: Emirates Load Factors... Really A380 Viable?

The info in this thread is one of the reasons I recently joined A.net - it can be so educational! I had been of a similar opinion of the thread starter in that maybe <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> was in over their heads ordering all these planes, but some very informe...

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by ER757
Thu May 26, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visiting The Boeing Factory
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

RE: Visiting The Boeing Factory

If you have the time, head down the hill to the Mukilteo ferry and take the 15 minute ride over to Whidbey Island. If you drive on, take the main road about 20 miles and look for he signs for Fort Casey State Park. Real nice side trip if you've got about half a day to kill (say you go to the tour ce...

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by ER757
Tue May 24, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watch Where You Point That Camera
Replies: 17
Views: 4210

RE: Watch Where You Point That Camera

One time a few years back (pre-9/11), I was shooting from the roof of a hotel parking garage just south of 27R at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and the hotel security stopped me when I was driving back down. They thought I was using my tel...

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by ER757
Sun May 22, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No A-380 For DHL?
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

RE: Why No A-380 For DHL?

As a DHL employee, let me answer this one - we didn't order the A380 because there are no routes where we could fill it. The A300 is plenty large enough for our needs. The express division doesn't fly heavy freight as a rule, unlike UPS and FED-X. Heavy freight goes via the DHL Danzas division using...

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by ER757
Sun May 22, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest 747-400 Flight
Replies: 51
Views: 14494

RE: Longest 747-400 Flight

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by ER757
Fri May 20, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Further Delays In A380 Introduction
Replies: 36
Views: 9537

RE: Further Delays In A380 Introduction

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by ER757
Fri May 20, 2005 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bluster Or For Real? Triple Digit Orders For A350
Replies: 164
Views: 19543

RE: Bluster Or For Real? Triple Digit Orders For A350

Guess this answers the questions that came up on the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 777/787 order threads when people asked "wonder what they're saying at the Airbus board meetings this week." Apparently they were scrapping the "old" A350 designs and starting over. I think it's entirely li...

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by ER757
Thu May 19, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where To Next For Hawaiian?
Replies: 12
Views: 3514

RE: Where To Next For Hawaiian?

I would think flights to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> from a city with no current non-stop service. They'll need some new planes 1st, so I wouldn't think it will be any time soon seeing as they are just getting back on t...

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by ER757
Thu May 19, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Soon Before Beverage Service Is Cut?
Replies: 14
Views: 3496

RE: How Soon Before Beverage Service Is Cut?

As crazy as it seems, <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> actually offers beverage service on <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>/LIH interisland hops. The flight time is a whopping 17 minutes. If you can't go...

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by ER757
Thu May 19, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Just For Fun: Rename US/HP
Replies: 95
Views: 6664

RE: Just For Fun: Rename US/HP

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by ER757
Wed May 18, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If UA Survives?
Replies: 41
Views: 4977

RE: What If UA Survives?

Well, that's a big "<acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym>" the way things are going, but it's good to keep positive thoughts. I also hope they make it and if they do, one of the things they'll have to do eventually is buy some new aircraft. I'd say the 787 would be high ...

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by ER757
Tue May 17, 2005 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Planes, How Are They?
Replies: 21
Views: 5094

RE: Russian Planes, How Are They?

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by ER757
Sat May 14, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: German Press: Airbus' A380 Delay Could Be Expensive
Replies: 37
Views: 9919

German Press: Airbus' A380 Delay Could Be Expensive

Jet-Lagged, your math is a little fuzzy. SIA is already flying aircraft on those routes so they are still going to be receiving revenue. You'd have to calculate the lost revenue by figuring the difference between the capacity of the aircraft currently on the route versus the capacity of the A380 set...

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by ER757
Fri May 13, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Bird At SEA
Replies: 13
Views: 3545

RE: Strange Bird At SEA

and that's definitely not the plane we saw. I appreciate everyone's suggestions. This is just going to be one of life's mysteries until it shows up again and I have binoc's handy.

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by ER757
Fri May 13, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Bird At SEA
Replies: 13
Views: 3545

RE: Strange Bird At SEA

It could have been if SU has some special livery out there - one of the guys at my office said, "maybe it's Aeroflot with a new paintjob."

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by ER757
Fri May 13, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Continental Boss Slams A380
Replies: 166
Views: 18882

RE: Ex-Continental Boss Slams A380

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by ER757
Fri May 13, 2005 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Bird At SEA
Replies: 13
Views: 3545

RE: Strange Bird At SEA

That's closer, but still not it. I am guessing it had to be either a charter company or a plane on a delivery flight, because three of us with about a combined 75 years in the business were stumped. None of us had a clue.

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by ER757
Fri May 13, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP/US - Will They Actually Re-Brand?
Replies: 68
Views: 6159

RE: HP/US - Will They Actually Re-Brand?

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by ER757
Fri May 13, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Bird At SEA
Replies: 13
Views: 3545

RE: Strange Bird At SEA

No, but thanks for trying. I am quite familiar with Asiana and that definitely was not the aircraft in question.

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by ER757
Fri May 13, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Continental Boss Slams A380
Replies: 166
Views: 18882

RE: Ex-Continental Boss Slams A380

Well, he's entitled to his opinion, others can choose to agree or not. I'd say the customs/immigration comment hits the mark. That was my thought as well when this aircraft was introduced. The flying public will eventually have the final say and it matters not what Gordo or I think.

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by ER757
Fri May 13, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Bird At SEA
Replies: 13
Views: 3545

Strange Bird At SEA

This could be tough without a photo, but there are so many knowledgable people on this forum, I am betting I'll get an answer. My office has a great view of the South Satellite at <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>, but we're about 3/4 mile...

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by ER757
Thu May 12, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Order More Important LOT 787 Or EK A350?
Replies: 111
Views: 10271

RE: Which Order More Important LOT 787 Or EK A350?

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by ER757
Thu May 12, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Order More Important LOT 787 Or EK A350?
Replies: 111
Views: 10271

RE: Which Order More Important LOT 787 Or EK A350?

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by ER757
Thu May 12, 2005 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Novelty Flight Service Of The 70's & 80's
Replies: 8
Views: 5024

RE: Novelty Flight Service Of The 70's & 80's

AS had some very interesting themes back in the 70's. They had some 707's done up like a gay 90's bar, with the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s wearing period costumes. They also had quite an elaborate Russian theme when they flew there as well. I don't recall exactly what they...

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by ER757
Thu May 12, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Coach Pub In The 70's
Replies: 13
Views: 3933

RE: CO's Coach Pub In The 70's

Wow- didn't know <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> Micronesia kept the concept that long. I figured that with the days of regulation came the end of extravagant use of space on airliners. Who knows, somebody may start this up on their A380's, especially if their load factors a...

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by ER757
Thu May 12, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO's Coach Pub In The 70's
Replies: 13
Views: 3933

CO's Coach Pub In The 70's

Back in about 1973, I flew <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>/<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 747 and return trip was a DC10...

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by ER757
Thu May 12, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Could Reduce Airbus To An "also Ran"
Replies: 71
Views: 12723

RE: 787 Could Reduce Airbus To An "also Ran"

while I am a fan of Boeing and wish them much success, there are factors that could bring their current party to a screeching halt. Consider the following scenario: They continue to pile up orders for the 787, 737NG, various incarnations of the 777 etc. Stock price and profits soar, everybody's happ...

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by ER757
Wed May 11, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Triholers Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3386

RE: The Triholers Thread

The DC-10 was definitely my favorite plane to fly on. Flew many legs on these great birds with <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA...

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by ER757
Wed May 11, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Cleared To Exit Bankruptcy
Replies: 19
Views: 3118

RE: Hawaiian Cleared To Exit Bankruptcy

Great news for <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> - always enjoy flying them <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym>-...

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by ER757
Tue May 10, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Qantas' Livery - How About This?
Replies: 30
Views: 4625

RE: Qantas' Livery - How About This?

It is similar to the Thai Airways new livery in that all the color is at the back end of the plane and everything from the middle on is all white - gives the whole thing an un-balanced look, IMO.

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by ER757
Tue May 10, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 747 UltraMega Top To Fly In 2006?
Replies: 45
Views: 18272

RE: Boeing's 747 UltraMega Top To Fly In 2006?

Ugly, yes - but I will definitely take the drive to Everett to see this behemoth fly.

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by ER757
Tue May 10, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airplane Has Been The Best DC-10 Replacement
Replies: 33
Views: 7751

RE: Which Airplane Has Been The Best DC-10 Replacement

DC-10 is irreplaceable, my favorite aircraft to fly in. I will miss them when they are finally all gone. But from the passenger experience standpoint, I'd say the closest match is B777. The B767 doesn't come close - just my 2 cents-worth.

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by ER757
Tue May 10, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380F Practical For NW?
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

RE: A380F Practical For NW?

Thanks for the input - I hadn't considered the floor-bering weight issue. That's the great thing about this forum, it is so educational! I am assuming that all the standard sized cargo containers would fit on the 380F, but haven't seen any specifics on that. Probably the only exception would be an M...

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by ER757
Tue May 10, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380F Practical For NW?
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

A380F Practical For NW?

Longtime reader of the forums, decided to jump in with my 1st post. Was wondering if <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> might at some point consider the A380-F. Their fleet of 742-F's are getting pretty old (most if not all are over 20 years old). Considering that they frequently...

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