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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental A 787 Customer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

RE: Continental A 787 Customer?

I take it they took a butt-load of options with the 10 firm to hold production slots? Either way, good to see a US airline ordering the bird.

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental A 787 Customer?
Replies: 8
Views: 2627

Continental A 787 Customer?

In Boeing's press release announcing the China order and 787 designation, they listed Continental as an announced 787 customer. Has Continental announced a 787 order, or are they still waiting until their finances improve?

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ode To The DC-9 Family
Replies: 24
Views: 3785

Ode To The DC-9 Family

I realize this is very old news, but this happened while I was in Hawaii and haven't had a chance to post until now, so bear with me. You were born of a proud heritage that started when Donald Douglas designed the DC-1, and carried your name proudly through the skies. You were a small, 90-seat jet a...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 757 Replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 4241

RE: NW 757 Replacement

NW will keep the '57s around for quite some time, as will <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, and many, many other operators of the type. Patches, I do not think it will take Boeing that long to develop the 737 replacement, t...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Next New Airliner After The 787?
Replies: 39
Views: 12729

RE: Boeing's Next New Airliner After The 787?

As the 787 nears service entry, Boeing will dive into the 747Adv. and 737 replacement (797) simultaneously. After that, it will be either the sonic cruiser, HSCT, or B may look into a 777NG. They also may take another look at another 100-seat aircraft like the 717, which is unfortunately going out o...

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by frugalqxnwa
Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Officially Renaming 7E7 To 787 Yet?
Replies: 13
Views: 4992

RE: Boeing Officially Renaming 7E7 To 787 Yet?

Concentrio,

Step away from the calculator!  Big grin

All,

B will rename the plane in its own time. Relax.

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10457

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

I don't see the point of a 3-3-3 config. The airline would get the same seat/mile costs as 2-5-2 with onely one passenger per row getting the prisoner seat, and thus better passenger comfort and greater passenger satisfaction.

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Flight Attendants Ready For Strike
Replies: 89
Views: 10615

US Airways Flight Attendants Ready For Strike

I certainly appreciate that US f/a are feeling a real financial pinch with the givebacks they have been forced to swallow since 9/11. However, I believe that if they strike they will utterly destroy US Airways within weeks or months of the strike, the same as Eastern Airlines was destroyed by striki...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?
Replies: 33
Views: 10457

RE: A380 Economy Seating 2-2-3-2?

The A380 will have 3-5-3 seating on the main deck, just like the proposed <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-12 and NLA. There is no way the airlines (and, yes, I am talking the large network airlines like <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Air France">AF</acron...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Supersonic Flight
Replies: 26
Views: 7680

RE: The Future Of Supersonic Flight

The future of SSTs you say? Enter SpaceShip One. It is only the first step towards a new breed of SST that travel above the atmosphere to reduce costs. They will have a boost phase where most if not all their fuel is burnt, coast above the atmosphere, reenter and land. New York to Tokyo in 30 minute...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Dec 12, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 With Two Engines And Belly Fairing And Apu...
Replies: 108
Views: 18120

RE: A380 With Two Engines And Belly Fairing And Apu...

Holy Crap!!!


Its just so.............................BIG!!!!



and............................UGLY!!!!



just like a........................COW!!!!

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by frugalqxnwa
Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Board Through Door 1L
Replies: 24
Views: 3005

RE: Why Board Through Door 1L

Once when I flew into <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> on a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 757 we unloaded through the left rear directly into the mobile lounge, then anothertime when ariving into <acronym title="San F...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL... When Will They Fail?
Replies: 68
Views: 8689

RE: UAL... When Will They Fail?

I personnally believe <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> will survive in one form or another, they are currently suffering economic factors beyond their control right now. First, oil prices are sky-high and do not look to be returning to decent levels for some time yet. Second, ther...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Nov 30, 2004 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR..Skywest To Buy Larger Jets?
Replies: 32
Views: 7663

RE: RUMOR..Skywest To Buy Larger Jets?

I still am very skeptical about any of the regionals getting anything larger than a CR9 because of scope clauses. Here is what I think would happen at some airlines if it were to happen: <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>: Pilots quit, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acro...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-USSR Traffic During The Cold War
Replies: 3
Views: 3970

US-USSR Traffic During The Cold War

How much traffic was there between the US and USSR during the cold war? Was it comparable to other major routes (US-UK) or was it hampered by geopolitics?

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Out Funny Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 6985

RE: All Out Funny Thread

I will never forget the time I was on a <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> <acrony...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR..Skywest To Buy Larger Jets?
Replies: 32
Views: 7663

RE: RUMOR..Skywest To Buy Larger Jets?

I very highly doubt <acronym title="Skywest Airlines (USA)">OO</acronym> will purchase 737s or A320s. They have a huge regional operation, and unless airlines like <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> are starting to outsource their 100-150 seat operations, it would lead to <acronym t...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Nov 29, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There
Replies: 28
Views: 5414

RE: Youngest NWA DC-9 Out There

NW did operate MD80s they acquired with the <acronym title="Atlantic Airways (Denmark)">RC</acronym> merger, and the MD80s lasted into the late '90s, <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> was served with MD80s at least to 1998, before they switched the rout...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Nov 18, 2004 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible 7E7 Order Announcement
Replies: 33
Views: 10144

RE: Possible 7E7 Order Announcement

I would say an order from Asia or Mid-East, but I would really love to see a <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> order. Much to my consternation, however, the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 7E7 order has as much chance as the <acronym title="Northwest Airli...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Meal Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3594

RE: DL Meal Service

Flairport, The <acronym title="Kahului (OGG / PHOG), USA - Hawaii">OGG</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Meal Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3594

RE: DL Meal Service

Thanks, I am on DL292, so I guess I will be wanting breakfast when we arrive in <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. Do they make passengers get off or is there the option of staying on board? I might still want to sleep, even though the idea of ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Nov 16, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Meal Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3594

RE: DL Meal Service

Thanks for the info. About what time does the flight land at LAX and how much time will I have to get something to eat in the terminal?

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Nov 16, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Meal Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3594

DL Meal Service

I just got my itenerary for my trip to Hawaii in January. Comming back, I will be on an ungodly 11-hour flight from Maui to <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>, and the only meal service is buy-on-board. I t...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Nov 16, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Meal Service
Replies: 15
Views: 3563

RE: NW Meal Service

About a year ago I had the opportunity to sample <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>'s F cuisine, and for airline food it was pretty good. Unfortunately, this <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Nov 14, 2004 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Meal Service
Replies: 15
Views: 3563

RE: NW Meal Service

I knew about the buy-on-board TGI Friday's meals, I tried one and was very unimpressed. That was this summer on a <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>-<acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - I...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Meal Service
Replies: 15
Views: 3563

RE: NW Meal Service

Sounds healthy, I usually get something at the airport anyways because I am a person who cannot sit in one place for very long when I am at an airport (unless I find a good spotting place, of course). Thanks.

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Banned At LAX?
Replies: 43
Views: 8138

RE: 727 Banned At LAX?

Jacobin777, I definately agree with you, especially since <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> started out as Mines Field in the late 1920s. In a few more years, <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Co...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Meal Service
Replies: 15
Views: 3563

NW Meal Service

I just purchased my tickets for Christmas break and am booked on NW164 <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> and it sa...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was BOI Like In 1970s-1980s
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

RE: What Was BOI Like In 1970s-1980s

Blackhwak,

My profile says NE because that is where I spend all my time as a college student. My parents live in Caldwell, so I fly through BOI quite often and consider it my home base.

Rob

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Nov 11, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Cascade?
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

RE: What Happened To Cascade?

Too bad the QX merger never went through, although QX would probably either still be completely independant or no longer flying if it did. Thanks for the info!

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Nov 11, 2004 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Cascade?
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

What Happened To Cascade?

Out of curiosity sparked by Blackhawk's <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> in the '70s and '80s post, whatever happened to Cascade? They used to serve the pacific northwest in the role <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> fills now, but I have...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Nov 11, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I-Air Says Bankruptcy Possible
Replies: 75
Views: 7746

RE: I-Air Says Bankruptcy Possible

Too bad for Indy, but good for the industry. On one hand I want Indy to survive so we can have a lot of airlines to choose from and not just 6 legacies and 6 LCC. Lets get back to the time when the airlines were plentiful and profitable. OTOH, the airlines cannot be profitable if there is overcapaci...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Nov 11, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was BOI Like In 1970s-1980s
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

RE: What Was BOI Like In 1970s-1980s

I didn't realize Republic continued to serve <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> after Airwest was purchased. Also, does anyone know when <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> suspended their service to <acronym title="Boise Air Termina...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was BOI Like In 1970s-1980s
Replies: 11
Views: 3436

RE: What Was BOI Like In 1970s-1980s

Well, it was the old terminal and Concourse B was just a stub of a concourse. I don't know about the '70s, except that Houghs Airwest did serve <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> at one time, and hence have the name Airworst in my family. In the '80s, th...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: About This A350 Thing...
Replies: 8
Views: 2508

RE: About This A350 Thing...

Actually Airbus has been consistent for marketing purposes with the <acronym title="Aegean Aviation (Greece)">A3</acronym>__ designations. However, the A350 is very strongly rumored to be the Airbus answer to the 7E7, and Airbus has done nothing but promote these rumors. The rumors also state that t...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing, 2004 Orders So Far
Replies: 11
Views: 6689

RE: Airbus And Boeing, 2004 Orders So Far

Boeing's website has the YTD order tally at 197. Also, I believe Boeing has been in talks with several unannounced airlines about the 7E7, so they may still get some more large orders confirmed before year end for that type.

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Nov 07, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Boeing Losing So Many Orders?
Replies: 38
Views: 9159

RE: Why Is Boeing Losing So Many Orders?

Boeing has 197 orders YTD, 113 of which are 737 orders, so the orders are comming in, if a bit slower these days. Boeing also has a new hot seller (7E7, 52 firm orders, at least 10 more pending), and is trying to rejuvinate its product line with the latest 777 derivatives and the 7E7. Once the US ai...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat Nov 06, 2004 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Airlines Are Doing So Poorly
Replies: 15
Views: 3212

RE: Why Airlines Are Doing So Poorly

Welcome to a.net! While you do have a very good point about making an airline's product unique, I must disagree with you about it being one of the chief causes of the legacies doing so poorly right now. I see the chief cause as overcapacity from both the legacies and LCCs. Once the upcomming shakeou...

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by frugalqxnwa
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Pics---where might i find them?
Replies: 14
Views: 7735

A350 Pics---where might i find them?

A330 fuselage and tail, bigger, 7E7 style wing, a dash of 7E7ish technology, and BAM! you have your A350.

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW To Expand 7 Markets In Midwest?
Replies: 35
Views: 5935

RE: NW To Expand 7 Markets In Midwest?

I think <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym> would be a good move for <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> because, if they started <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>/<acronym ti...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC-9 ** RUMOR**
Replies: 89
Views: 14527

RE: NWA DC-9 ** RUMOR**

A318 - probably not

E190/195 - very possible, but

717 holdout and proud of it!!! Big grin

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Oct 31, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO BOI-IAH
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

RE: CO BOI-IAH

Glad to hear it is doing well. Hopefully it won't go the way of the American Eagle flight to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> we had for a while, although <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> was on the verge of bankruptcy ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Oct 31, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO BOI-IAH
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

CO BOI-IAH

How is <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> route working out? Each time I consider <acronym title="C...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun Oct 31, 2004 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First US Legacy 7E7 Customer
Replies: 41
Views: 9655

First US Legacy 7E7 Customer

My money is on either NW or CO, with an AA order not far behind.

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Oct 20, 2004 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada New Colours Here!
Replies: 213
Views: 37593

RE: Air Canada New Colours Here!

Hmmm...trading one eurotrash scheme for another...real creative, exciting, and stimulating.

They would have done better to go back to their previous scheme.

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Pilot Anouncements
Replies: 56
Views: 22461

RE: Funny Pilot Anouncements

Feb. 2000, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 777 <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), U...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Oct 19, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forgeard: A350 To Start, Bleedless Engines
Replies: 53
Views: 15542

RE: Forgeard: A350 To Start, Bleedless Engines

This is one big cat-fight just ahead, and it will be interesting to watch! The adaptability of older airframes to newer engines is certainly a big issue, but is feasable. Boeing redesigned the 737 in the early '80s so they could switch from JT8Ds to CFM-56 engines. If Airbus needs to get more ground...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat Oct 16, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Gives Dates Concerning The A380!
Replies: 41
Views: 13219

RE: Airbus Gives Dates Concerning The A380!

Bigger - yes, by quite a bit. More modern - if that means more technologically advanced, then yes. Better - my guess is probably not, but then I am only a Boeing fan. This is only a snap judgement anyways, lets make the final judgement on "better" for after the A380 is certified. Wish I could be the...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Oct 12, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Seeking Merger With UA. Wall St. Journal
Replies: 58
Views: 12071

RE: CO Seeking Merger With UA. Wall St. Journal

I believe a CO/UA merger would cause some anti-trust problems along with all the other problems caused operationally by mergers. Would be interesting to see, though.

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkmenistan Orders ( 2 ) More 717's
Replies: 21
Views: 4657

RE: Turkmenistan Orders ( 2 ) More 717's

Well, I guess my cynicism has led me to a false conclusion. I certainly hope for more orders soon, though (*cough* Northwest *cough*).

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