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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Unveils 7E7 Dreamliner's Cabin
Replies: 84
Views: 18869

RE: Boeing Unveils 7E7 Dreamliner's Cabin

I remember seeing a show about Hugh Hefner, maybe an A&E Biography, and they had quite an extensive segment on his old DC-9-32, the Big Bunny, and how one of it's features, other than the in-flight disco, was that at the touch of a button, the windows could all go from transparent to any number of l...

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by ntspelich
Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Have You Watched On DWings Lately?
Replies: 16
Views: 3409

RE: What Have You Watched On DWings Lately?

Airport's always good. While it may not always directly deal with airliners, it's the only reality based show that I can remotely tolerate.

NS

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by ntspelich
Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Been Stranded By An Airline Going Belly-up?
Replies: 28
Views: 6838

RE: Ever Been Stranded By An Airline Going Belly-up?

It didn't happen to me, but it once was my fault. A group of my friends in college were going to a conference in Denver and asked me to look for fares for them since there weren't enough to get a group rate. So, I found them a pretty sweet deal on Vanguard going through <acronym title="Kansas City -...

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 16, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Is The Wreckage Kept Now?
Replies: 1
Views: 3030

RE: Where Is The Wreckage Kept Now?

The bulk of what's left of TWA 800 is going to be used as training for air safety and accident investigation in Virginia Beach, VA. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/10/27/twa.800.ap/index.html" target=_blank>http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/10/27/twa.800.ap/index.html</a> I know tha...

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by ntspelich
Fri Nov 14, 2003 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Number?
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

RE: Flight Number?

IATA Code:
ICAO Code: FJE
Known As: Flyjet
Full Name: Flyjet Ltd.
Country: United Kingdom
Callsign: Envoy
Web Site: www.fly-jet.com

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Phuket 747 Photo's (ex KLM)
Replies: 12
Views: 3894

RE: Phuket 747 Photo's (ex KLM)

I like the tail quite a bit, espicially against the grey sky at <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>. Too bad they didn't put some more color into the paint job. I understand why so many a/c are painted white, but it's really getting to be quite a bit boring....

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by ntspelich
Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Proper" Dress For 1st And Biz
Replies: 57
Views: 7060

"Proper" Dress For 1st And Biz

Lately there's been a lot of discussion regarding people seated in first, as well as if flying has gotten too casual. So, I was wondering exactly what some of you felt would be "proper" attire for first or business. Are we talking suit, tie and wingtips as standard issue or simply slacks and a nice ...

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by ntspelich
Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comfort On A RJ
Replies: 25
Views: 3024

RE: Comfort On A RJ

At 6'3.5" and 215, I can say that my experiences on an <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> haven't been the worst things to ever happen to me, but then again they haven't been the best. I've only been on two R/T's on <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>'s, both on American Eagle. ...

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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible New Airline At PIT
Replies: 16
Views: 4306

RE: Possible New Airline At PIT

SHU: Not to be argumentative, but C only goes up to 61, so I'm assuming that you mean C57 instead of C75. And D only goes up to 89, so I'm not sure what you mean by D90-100. Additionally, last time I was at the airport, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> was also using D85, <acro...

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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible New Airline At PIT
Replies: 16
Views: 4306

RE: Possible New Airline At PIT

I wouldn't say that there's 35 open gates at <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>. More like 3 (one in A and two in the C concourse), the 4 "general use" international gates, and then the 25 E gates whenever they finally stop...

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by ntspelich
Mon Nov 10, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Route Map
Replies: 15
Views: 5167

RE: US Domestic Route Map

Could someone clarify for me what OAG is exactly? I've seen it come up a couple of times lately and have been wondering.

Thanks
NS

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW And HNL
Replies: 27
Views: 3635

RE: NW And HNL

I'm assuming that this was due to the Customs people working there and not the people flying into the US?

NS

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History Of ATA
Replies: 22
Views: 3344

RE: History Of ATA

While this may be a bit off topic, I feel that this is somehow the proper place to post this. If I'm wrong, please feel free to suggest it for deletion, but the only thing that bothers me about ATA is the fact that their on-board magazine is nothing more than one giant ad for Ambassadair. I understa...

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW And HNL
Replies: 27
Views: 3635

RE: NW And HNL

Could anyone fill me in on what iflyatldl means with:
Of course that nasty little issue with customs/imigations didn't help much.?

Thanks
NS

[Edited 2003-11-09 06:02:19]

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 09, 2003 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Going Long Haul In The Center Row
Replies: 13
Views: 3858

RE: Going Long Haul In The Center Row

I did <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> in the middle seat of the center row. Under normal circumstances, it may not have been so bad, but...

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 09, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Military Charter Carriers
Replies: 19
Views: 5044

RE: US Military Charter Carriers

US used the 767 that was on PIT-LGW for awhile to provide military transport.

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Nov 08, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Point Of DL/NW
Replies: 2
Views: 3959

RE: What's The Point Of DL/NW

From NWA.com: <i> Effective June 18, 2003, we are pleased to announce that WorldClubs members will receive complimentary access to Delta Air Lines' Crown Room Clubs?? on the same day of travel when flying on Delta, Delta Connection, Delta Express, or Delta Shuttle.</i> It's the same arrangement with...

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by ntspelich
Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Could Sit Next To A Celeb, Who?
Replies: 54
Views: 5167

RE: If You Could Sit Next To A Celeb, Who?

Easy. John Travolta. Up front on a certain 707.  Smile

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Star Alliance Livery News
Replies: 4
Views: 3450

RE: US Star Alliance Livery News

I was under the impression that it was at least 1 a/c.

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Longhaul LCC's?
Replies: 18
Views: 3273

RE: Why No Longhaul LCC's?

What about B6? JFK-LGB isn't a short hop.

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Star Alliance Livery News
Replies: 4
Views: 3450

US Star Alliance Livery News

Since folks were talking about whether or not each Star Alliance member has to paint an aircraft in the Star livery, I started thinking what planes US would paint upon their entry. So, I sent an email to them and this is what I found out: "I have been advised that we are planning on painting one of ...

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by ntspelich
Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Queen's Flight And
Replies: 5
Views: 4245

RE: Question About Queen's Flight And

Ant72LBA: Thanks a bunch.

NS

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by ntspelich
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Queen's Flight And
Replies: 5
Views: 4245

Question About Queen's Flight And

I was hoping that someone would be able to help clarify a few things about the royals and aviation in the UK. I know that the Queen has a BAe-146 that is used for travel, but what about longer routes? Is a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> charter used or is it another RAF VIP aircraft t...

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by ntspelich
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA-Bad Customer Service?
Replies: 33
Views: 5122

RE: AA-Bad Customer Service?

The only time that I feel I had good c/s from <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> was when I called to book some tickets with a bereavement fare. Every other time they were way too pushy in trying to get me to buy right then or seemed to not care that I was on the other end of the ...

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by ntspelich
Wed Nov 05, 2003 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta's New House!
Replies: 109
Views: 60325

RE: John Travolta's New House!

Obviously we all know how much John Travolta loves to fly, whether it be from Jett Clipper Ella, his house or anything else. But, I think to him it means a little bit more. On E!'s "John Travolta Revealed" this afternoon, he was telling Brooke Burk about when he had a power loss near Washington, D.C...

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by ntspelich
Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Next RTW!
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

RE: My Next RTW!

How long are you planning to take?

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wooos VS Over 773ER!
Replies: 14
Views: 4144

RE: Boeing Wooos VS Over 773ER!

Just trying to help out, that's all.

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?
Replies: 10
Views: 3788

RE: Air Tran LGA-ATL-HOU : 717 Or DC-9?

If you're on flights 367 and 295, it looks like you'll be on 717's all the way.

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wooos VS Over 773ER!
Replies: 14
Views: 4144

RE: Boeing Wooos VS Over 773ER!

From boeing.com, prices in 2002 $USD

For this update, the 747-400ER is included in the 747-400 price range.

777-300ER 203.5 - 231.5
747-400 185.0 - 211.0

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta's New House!
Replies: 109
Views: 60325

RE: John Travolta's New House!

Anybody else think that looks 'a bit fake'?

Check out the article linked under the photo. Additional pictures of the house, a somewhat decent story. Seems legit to me.

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta's New House!
Replies: 109
Views: 60325

RE: John Travolta's New House!

Hrmmm. Looks like they have an inn at the country club attached to the development. Wonder what they'd think about doing some spotting there if you were a guest?

NS

http://www.jumbolair.com/inn.htm

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by ntspelich
Tue Nov 04, 2003 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta's New House!
Replies: 109
Views: 60325

RE: John Travolta's New House!

Daddy....?  Wink/being sarcastic

NS

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by ntspelich
Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir's Affiliates
Replies: 19
Views: 3081

RE: USAir's Affiliates

Here's the easiest way: Air Midwest Airlines,Inc. Flight #s: 5425-5699 Allegheny Airlines, Inc. Flight #s: 3500 - 3999 Chautauqua Airlines, Inc. Flight #s: 4750 - 4924 (Regional Jets) Colgan Air, Inc. Flight #s: 5900 - 5999 Mesa Airlines, Inc. Flight #s: 4600-4649 Flight #s: 5700 - 5899 (Regional Je...

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by ntspelich
Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Jump Seats?
Replies: 41
Views: 4191

RE: UAL Jump Seats?

One thing that UAL777222 said has made me wonder about something: <i>So whenever I'm up there I have legal clearance and if he's on a shift where he trades out in the middle of the flight I'm out too</i> Now with the locking, reinforced anti-terrorist doors, what's the procedure for when someone lea...

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by ntspelich
Mon Nov 03, 2003 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public
Replies: 44
Views: 4237

RE: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public

<i>However, I am willing to bet that many airlines want to open their clubs up to those not flying, which would add value to those facilities</i> They already are, at least US's are: <i><acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> Restricts Security Checkpoint Access for Cl...

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by ntspelich
Mon Nov 03, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US At MDW
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

RE: US At MDW

SHU,

I believe that it's those two and then Punta Cana on USA 3000 and that's it I believe.

NS

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 02, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public
Replies: 44
Views: 4237

RE: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public

<i>For what good reason does anyone not flying need airside access? You want to meet or say goodbye to someone? Do it in the checkin hall/arrival hall</i> At <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> it's purely a financial one. T...

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 02, 2003 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US At MDW
Replies: 7
Views: 2176

US At MDW

Does anyone have any idea why US still operates a handful of flights, I think it's something like 3 daily, from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>. The only destination they serve from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acron...

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 02, 2003 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Into MDW
Replies: 19
Views: 3064

RE: Flying Into MDW

<i>The WORST part of the new terminal is the security checkpoint. It was opened just a few weeks before September 11, 2001, and it's grossly undersized. Plus, since it's on the bridge over Cicero Avenue, there's no easy way to expand it. </i> Yeah, I saw that they're already tearing out the moving w...

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by ntspelich
Sun Nov 02, 2003 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Into MDW
Replies: 19
Views: 3064

RE: Flying Into MDW

Type-Rated: Last week when I was there I was also thinking that the new terminal seems much smaller (and poorly laid out). I mean ATA has the A gates and then the very last two B gates, makes no sense to me, espicially if you have connections to make. And the C gates are a joke! While it definetly i...

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by ntspelich
Sat Nov 01, 2003 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Route With Most Passengers?
Replies: 10
Views: 3857

RE: Route With Most Passengers?

Do a search, a few weeks ago we got all into this on both frequencies and # of pax. I can't recall if it was simply on US domestic routes or not, but I definitely remember the thread.

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Oct 31, 2003 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What If You Show Up To The Wrong Airport?
Replies: 25
Views: 8030

RE: What If You Show Up To The Wrong Airport?

Last Sunday coming back to <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>, I was talking to a fellow passenger who arrived at <acronym title="Chicago - M...

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 30, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You
Replies: 132
Views: 14636

RE: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You

Alright, let's all just face it. If everyone used common sense and practiced a little more common courtesy, there'd be no need for a product like this. However, that's not the case. True, I'll be the first to admit (at 6'3.5") that sometimes people reclining can make things a bit more unbearable for...

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: INTL` Airlines To MKE?
Replies: 24
Views: 2890

RE: INTL` Airlines To MKE?

Other than AC Jazz, which is there already, I'd say no. With ORD just down the road, I don't see how it could be profitable to run ops out of two locations.

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 30, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You
Replies: 132
Views: 14636

RE: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You

<i>But on an airliner the same people sometimes slams their seat onto the lap of another person without even asking for permission first.</i> The way I see it is that I paid for a seat. One of the features of that seat is that with it, I can recline to attempt to get at a bit of sleep before I get t...

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 30, 2003 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 737-800 Etops Question
Replies: 4
Views: 6837

RE: CO 737-800 Etops Question

Accoridng to Boeing: Next-Generation 737s are certified for 180 minute ETOPS
Operation.

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 30, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Boeing Contradicting Themselves? - 757
Replies: 22
Views: 4051

RE: Is Boeing Contradicting Themselves? - 757

They also currently have two aircraft in the "100 seat" cataegory. The 717 and 766

Whoa, did I miss something?  Wink/being sarcastic

Seriously though, a 100 seat 767 would be awesome.

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You
Replies: 132
Views: 14636

RE: Your Best Defense Against The Seat In Front Of You

Has anyone been able to find this thing online? I'm curious to see what it looks like.

NS

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by ntspelich
Wed Oct 29, 2003 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Call Signs
Replies: 50
Views: 33055

RE: Airline Call Signs

Southwest is "Southwest" I believe.

NS

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by ntspelich
Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Savannah Airport
Replies: 19
Views: 2487

RE: Savannah Airport

Searching through the photos, I found the following aircraft: <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>: DC-8-61 (1977) 757 (1999) AirTran: DC-9 (1999) UAX: CL600 (1999) AirSouth: 737-2P6 (1997) FedEx: 727-22F (1999) Dassault Falcon 20D (1980) COeX: ERJ145 (1997,2003) <acronym title="Delta...

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