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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Delta 764's Have PTV's?
Replies: 19
Views: 4026

RE: Do Delta 764's Have PTV's?

No, the 764s do not have PTVs, and the screens they do have are not very visible to some seats. I much prefer having a PTV, especially on long flights like the ones I took to Hawaii on the 764 in January. Oh well, at least I could keep the $2.00 headphones.

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW & Upgrading To F Class
Replies: 30
Views: 3506

RE: NW & Upgrading To F Class

Ejmmsu, The legroom was awesome on the RJ85! Also, when I ate in F, I chose the beef tips with pasta, a salad, red wine, and coffee afterwards. The selection being better in my case may have been due to the Airbus having a more extensive galley, a slightly longer flight (2:30-3:00), and it was in No...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Historical Information Help
Replies: 1
Views: 1473

RE: Historical Information Help

Charles Lindbergh wrote several autobiographies about his experiences barnstorming, flying the air mail, and flying the Spirit of St. Louis <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis Internat...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Very First Post
Replies: 18
Views: 2361

RE: My Very First Post

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Mar 31, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW & Upgrading To F Class
Replies: 30
Views: 3506

RE: NW & Upgrading To F Class

I have been upgraded twice on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> (without paying a cent either time) and the second time was with plenty of room on an RJ85 <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul -...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings Still Looking At The 717
Replies: 34
Views: 7693

RE: Germanwings Still Looking At The 717

A recent Aviation Week has an article in the news section about Boeing consolidating its product into three or four families and the article stated the 717 would be shut down if there were no further orders. This leads me to believe the door is still open for new orders, although that was the week b...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United & The Tripple 7...
Replies: 7
Views: 2928

RE: United & The Tripple 7...

As far as the folding wingtips, why buy this feature that would add weight and decrease performance on an aircraft when said aircraft can fit into existing gates?

Also, the 200IGW is the 200ER, or at least I assume so. I will let someone else answer the rest of the questions as I do not know.

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West & The A318
Replies: 9
Views: 3861

RE: America West & The A318

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When 1st IAD Midfield Terminal Built?
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

RE: When 1st IAD Midfield Terminal Built?

Aeroman,

I know what you mean by nostalgia! I lived in the DC area as a kid during the '80s and early '90s, but do not remember exactly when the midfield was built. Thands for the info, but when was the first section completed?

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Good C/s For NW
Replies: 10
Views: 2521

RE: A Good C/s For NW

AeroWesty, I believe the current livery looks very nice and will last for quite some time (10 to 20 years). This is just a suggestion for the next time <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> changes its livery. The livery I suggest may be a little more difficult to maintain because i...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When 1st IAD Midfield Terminal Built?
Replies: 5
Views: 2553

When 1st IAD Midfield Terminal Built?

When was the first midfield terminal built at IAD (concourses C and D) and was it as large as it is now?

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Good C/s For NW
Replies: 10
Views: 2521

A Good C/s For NW

Here is my idea for the next livery for <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, one of the <acronym title="Atlantic Airways (Denmark)">RC</acronym>/NW hybrids: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/714601/L/" target="_blank">Vi...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Germanwings Still Looking At The 717
Replies: 34
Views: 7693

RE: Germanwings Still Looking At The 717

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Mar 16, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Cleared To Exit Ch11
Replies: 27
Views: 3323

RE: HA Cleared To Exit Ch11

Would <acronym title="Hawaiian Airlines (USA)">HA</acronym> also be looking to acquire more aircraft for inter-island flights as well as mainland/international flights? Maybe if they, and a few others (*cough* Northwest *cough*) want more 717s all of a sudden, then Boeing will reverse its decision t...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ouch, NW Dead Last
Replies: 80
Views: 11145

RE: Ouch, NW Dead Last

NW is also my first choice going anywhere, I love the service! There may not be any IFE or decent meal service anymore, but <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is still a great airline and has a very good hub at <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamber...

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by frugalqxnwa
Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D.B. Cooper 727; What Happened To It?
Replies: 13
Views: 17118

RE: D.B. Cooper 727; What Happened To It?

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by frugalqxnwa
Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D.B. Cooper 727; What Happened To It?
Replies: 13
Views: 17118

RE: D.B. Cooper 727; What Happened To It?

Too bad, it would have been interesting to own the aircraft for my own personal use (if I had the money, which I don't by a long shot). The best part would have been the bragging rights.

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by frugalqxnwa
Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D.B. Cooper 727; What Happened To It?
Replies: 13
Views: 17118

D.B. Cooper 727; What Happened To It?

What has become of the D.B. Cooper 727? I know it flew for Piedmont during the '80s, but nothing more. By chance would it still be flying somewhere in the world? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/484690/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-9-10s What Happened To Them?
Replies: 34
Views: 7727

RE: NW DC-9-10s What Happened To Them?

Due to a good Samaratan, I received a full list via e-mail: 12 DC-9-14 N3306L Scrapped 21 DC-9-14 N3308L Stored 24 DC-9-14 N3309L Scrapped 53 DC-9-14 N3310L Scrapped 70 DC-9-14 N3312L Scrapped 77 DC-9-14 N3313L W/O: Crash! (1990.12.03) 78 DC-9-14 N3314L Scrapped 63 DC-9-15 N48075 Scrapped 31 DC-9-14...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only The Russians Could Do This...
Replies: 59
Views: 22258

RE: Only The Russians Could Do This...

My God! Its full of stars!

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-9-10s What Happened To Them?
Replies: 34
Views: 7727

RE: NW DC-9-10s What Happened To Them?

Laxintl,

Thanks for the definition. I had heard about the reduced vertical separation, but had not seen that abbreviation before. By the way, unless the airlines had prior notice, the DC-9-10s were gone anyways so I don't think that was the problem. The main problem was airframe life.

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-9-10s What Happened To Them?
Replies: 34
Views: 7727

RE: NW DC-9-10s What Happened To Them?

BR715,

Ignorance pardoned, I don't know what it is either.

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-9-10s What Happened To Them?
Replies: 34
Views: 7727

NW DC-9-10s What Happened To Them?

Are the DC-9-10s NW just retired being stored, sold, or scrapped? Just wondering.

NOTE: This is NOT a "what will replace the DC-9" thread.

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP's Fleet Plans.
Replies: 23
Views: 4061

RE: HP's Fleet Plans.

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 10th Birthday DEN!
Replies: 17
Views: 2325

RE: Happy 10th Birthday DEN!

I LOVE DIA! It is a spectacular airport to connect through (I have never originated or terminated there). <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> would be next on my list, and <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare Intern...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP's Fleet Plans.
Replies: 23
Views: 4061

RE: HP's Fleet Plans.

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FL's New C/S
Replies: 31
Views: 6271

RE: FL's New C/S

Originally I did not like the new colors, then I saw them in person in ATL comming back from Hawaii last month. The new colors look a lot better in person.

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP's Fleet Plans.
Replies: 23
Views: 4061

RE: HP's Fleet Plans.

The Dash-8 elimination may be an attempt to simplify the fleet, as most airlines have been doing since 9/11. Also, more and more regional carriers are wanting to go all-RJ because passengers supposedly prefer riding on jets. The razz-mataz about turboprops since the '60s is that the propellers make ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airplane+livery Do You Connect The Most With?
Replies: 36
Views: 8597

RE: What Airplane+livery Do You Connect The Most W

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 24, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Turboprop Preference And Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4476

RE: Your Turboprop Preference And Why?

The 1900D does seat 19, at least the Great Lakes 1900s do. The last ros is three seats against the bulkhead separating the cabin from the luggage compartment. The photo is of Mesa, but only because there were no cabin views of a Great Lakes 1900. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIA...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air
Replies: 66
Views: 8239

RE: Horizon Air

AS739X, What happened to <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> at <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>? I know they suspended <acronym title="Boise - Air Terminal / Gowen Field (Municipal) (BOI / KBOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If You Had An A380
Replies: 15
Views: 6136

RE: If You Had An A380

Trade it in for a 747!  Big grin

Seriously,

I would make it a true luxury liner with staterooms, bar, bathrooms with showers, full galley, and a lounge. That way I could rent it out to people who want to go places in style!

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Turboprop Preference And Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4476

RE: Your Turboprop Preference And Why?

Not to mention you are not elbowing anyone unless you are unlucky enough to be in the last row! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/712209/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/712209/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 24, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon Air
Replies: 66
Views: 8239

RE: Horizon Air

QX also has a maintenance base at <acronym title="Boise - Air Terminal / Gowen Field (Municipal) (BOI / KBOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym>, and <acronym title="Boise - Air Terminal / Gowen Field (Municipal) (BOI / KBOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> gets quite a bit of <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Turboprop Preference And Why?
Replies: 23
Views: 4476

RE: Your Turboprop Preference And Why?

The <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> Q400 is nice, but is too cramped for me to be comfortable. I personally like the B1900D the best, the only bad thing is the lack of a lavatory. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/752140/L/...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info On Empire Airways?
Replies: 11
Views: 3074

RE: Info On Empire Airways?

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info On Empire Airways?
Replies: 11
Views: 3074

RE: Info On Empire Airways?

Thanks for the info! I first learned of Empire (the NE one) from one of my aviation books in the caption of a picture of one of their F28s. One thing I can say is that they had a snappy livery.

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Info On Empire Airways?
Replies: 11
Views: 3074

Info On Empire Airways?

I am wondering if anyone has information about Empire Airways, when they were founded, when they ceased operations, where did they fly, and any other information. From looking at the photos in the database, I believe they specialized in flying in the northeast United States, operated F 28s, and oper...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW To Start LNK-MEM CRJ Service
Replies: 22
Views: 4675

RE: NW To Start LNK-MEM CRJ Service

Good news for LNK! Maybe a 9 in the near future to <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> (hope, hope)? Service from LNK is limited to <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> to <acronym title="Minne...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier And The A320
Replies: 176
Views: 13578

RE: Frontier And The A320

Well, due to the latest clues the Huskers don't have to worry about too many <acronym title="Cubana de Aviacion (Cuba)">CU</acronym> students flying to LNK direct to rain on their parade!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> BTW: I am not a student at UNL, I am at a sma...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier And The A320
Replies: 176
Views: 13578

RE: Frontier And The A320

"Perfect to go taunt Nebraska fans."

Truly said from the other side of the Nebraska state religion, of which I do not take part.

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Feb 15, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier And The A320
Replies: 176
Views: 13578

RE: Frontier And The A320

LNK would be a complete shocker, especially with mainline aircraft. UAX flies CRJs to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> and <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - Inter...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Go Indy Air -- Major West Coast Expansion
Replies: 24
Views: 4314

RE: Go Indy Air -- Major West Coast Expansion

If IndyAir needs another gate and there is not another one available in the concourse they are in (concourse A), couldn't they use one of the hard stand and have the mobile lounges take pax directly to the plane?

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 V A320:
Replies: 152
Views: 16183

RE: B737 V A320:

If I were starting up an airline, my first choice would be 737, both used classic and new <acronym title="Lauda Air (Austria)">NG</acronym> models, but would not rule out Airbus, especially if they can save me a lot of money on acquisition costs. Both the 737 and A320 families are excellent aircraft...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Financials Still A Mess
Replies: 12
Views: 3776

RE: US Airways Financials Still A Mess

I very highly doubt US will get its costs down to <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> levels for several reasons: 1. They fly a plethora of aircraft types, 737, 757, A319/20/21, E170, 767, A330. 2. They maintain many slots at airports with expensive slot prices here in the US and ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode To The DC-9 Family
Replies: 24
Views: 3785

RE: Ode To The DC-9 Family

"You need to reread that press release, it states that 717 production would be concluded in 2006."

Oops, my bad, I stand corrected. Thanks for keeping me straight.

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noises You Associate With Certain Aircraft
Replies: 48
Views: 4463

RE: Noises You Associate With Certain Aircraft

Some more sounds, this time from WWII aircraft: North American B-25 Mitchell with engines running and taking off. Junkers Ju-52-3M "Tante Ju" with engines running, taking off, and airborne as heard from the ground. North American P-51D Mustang with engine running and standing right next to it feelin...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Noises You Associate With Certain Aircraft
Replies: 48
Views: 4463

RE: Noises You Associate With Certain Aircraft

A32x: The dentist drill sound of the hydraulics when they pressurize and depressurize.

Any aircraft powered by JT8Ds, especially the pre-MD80 ones.

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode To The DC-9 Family
Replies: 24
Views: 3785

RE: Ode To The DC-9 Family

Argonaut, Boeing said in a Jan. 14 press release that production would be completed in 2005. The only way the 717 could be saved is if <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> all of a sudden decided to order 200 to replace the classic DC-9s. It is a sad, unfortunate reality. I also ag...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode To The DC-9 Family
Replies: 24
Views: 3785

RE: Ode To The DC-9 Family

JHSfan,

Interesting idea, but I think the 717 is as advanced as one could get the DC-9 with available technology. Maybe another version will come out with 787 technology, but that probably is just a dream.

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