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by frugalqxnwa
Fri May 07, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Financial Report
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

NW Financial Report

Has NW announced its finances for '03 yet? If so, what were they, and could someone provide a link?

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu May 06, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest And The 717
Replies: 60
Views: 8712

RE: Southwest And The 717

got a link? I very highly doubt <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> will add a fleet type other than a 737 in the forseeable future. If they order a 100-seat aircraft, it will be the 736, and even that would be a stretch because it is not the most efficient aircraft in the world (...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed May 05, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United - Bankruptcy?
Replies: 18
Views: 3543

RE: United - Bankruptcy?

StevenUh777: Thanks for correcting me. It is the week before finals and my brain is farting all over the place. Anyways, I have mixed feelings about the loan, because I want <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> to survive, but at the same time they need to have their houwe in order be...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed May 05, 2004 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Humorous Moments In Flight
Replies: 19
Views: 4156

RE: Most Humorous Moments In Flight

Thanks for your responses. My most humorous moment was when I was flying into <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym> while we were taxiing to the gate after landing. I was on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 737 and when the flight atten...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed May 05, 2004 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United - Bankruptcy?
Replies: 18
Views: 3543

RE: United - Bankruptcy?

UA has greatly simplified its fleet since the late '90s. They have gotten rid of all their 727, 732, 742, 762, and DC-10, leaving them with 733/5, 744, 752, 763, 772, and A320/319. Also, the new livery is aimed at saving money. Aircraft are repainted every so often whether there is a new livery or n...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue May 04, 2004 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favourite Aircraft And Why?
Replies: 46
Views: 6483

RE: Your Favourite Aircraft And Why?

727, 757, DC-9 (and when will NW retire them? Big grin ), and 777. All good American aircraft (no, I do not have anything against Airbus's aircraft).

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue May 04, 2004 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Humorous Moments In Flight
Replies: 19
Views: 4156

Most Humorous Moments In Flight

Does anybody have a most humorous moment flying commercially?

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon May 03, 2004 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC Vs. Legacy
Replies: 12
Views: 3404

RE: LCC Vs. Legacy

Thank you all for your posts, and I agree that there will be a balance of legacy and low-cost carriers. One interesting point on the price of economy tickets, however. Whenever I fly home for school breaks I find that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is the most expensive and c...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun May 02, 2004 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC Vs. Legacy
Replies: 12
Views: 3404

LCC Vs. Legacy

What do you think the future will be? Will it be mostly LCC, mostly legacy carriers, or any combination in between?

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun May 02, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Best Experience Flying
Replies: 22
Views: 3707

RE: Your Best Experience Flying

Another interesting experience I had was when I was 14 and had to spend the night in <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>. My flight from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> was 2 hours late b...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sun May 02, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Best Experience Flying
Replies: 22
Views: 3707

Your Best Experience Flying

What was your best experience flying commercially? Mine was back in November flying home for Thanksgiving. I was waiting in <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> when my name was called for me to go up to the podi...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat May 01, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Anyone Assist Me In IDing This Old Plane?
Replies: 12
Views: 3770

RE: Can Anyone Assist Me In IDing This Old Plane?

They do a coin toss before takeoff...:D

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat May 01, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United: A320 Family And 737?
Replies: 17
Views: 4794

RE: United: A320 Family And 737?

UA might have originally ordered the A320 in the hopes of someday replacing the 727, and the A320 was the only aircraft that could effectively replace a fleet of 722 Adv. with the same seating capacity and range in the early '90s when <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> first ordered...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat May 01, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caption This
Replies: 36
Views: 3153

RE: Caption This

"Bloody mosquitoes!"

or-

Captain Lumberg to F/O:

"Do you know what would be terrific? Yeah, could you grab ahold of my belt, I need to lean out a little further to get that huge mosquito blocking my sight, yeah, and don't try to follow me if I fall. Okay? Thanks a bunch!"

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat May 01, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The DH-106 Comet, The Story?
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

RE: The DH-106 Comet, The Story?

"Thats because the British were stupid enough to invite the Americans to view the progress during manufacture." Not really- The 707 is a derivative of the 367-80, which also was the technology demonstrator for the <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135 Stratotanker progr...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat May 01, 2004 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Gets MD80s (again!)
Replies: 31
Views: 4682

RE: NWA Gets MD80s (again!)

Aguilo, I just checked nwa.com and the seat map for 1742 on May 30th is shown as a DC-9-30, so I would definately second the recommendation to get there early. I also tried finding the flight through <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s website, and it would only spit out itenerarie...

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by frugalqxnwa
Sat May 01, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Embraer
Replies: 4
Views: 3553

RE: The Future Of Embraer

The ERJ-145 series replacement is definately a strong possibility, but in ten years Embraer will have proven itself mightily with the 170/190 family as a larger aircraft manufacturer, and they may well take advantage of the 150-seat market. Company standings can change seemingly overnight, so I stil...

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by frugalqxnwa
Fri Apr 30, 2004 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could Boeing Profitably Produce A Regional Jet?
Replies: 18
Views: 3359

RE: Could Boeing Profitably Produce A Regional Jet?

Yes they could, in fact Boeing owned deHaviland of Canada for a short time, which as we all know builds the Dash 8. Boeing certainly has the expertice and experience to make it work, but they would be a late-comer to an already hotly contested market. Embraer and Bombardier have already received ver...

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by frugalqxnwa
Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7, Who's Next To Buy?
Replies: 69
Views: 8063

RE: 7E7, Who's Next To Buy?

My bet goes to <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and/or <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> for the next order. <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> has lacked a 200-seater for a while, and <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acro...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Apr 29, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Being Replaced By 777?
Replies: 21
Views: 4345

RE: 747 Being Replaced By 777?

Yes, the 777 is replacing the 747 on many routes with many airlines, but this was probably destined to be. The primary reason for the 747's success was its range, and at the time, and under regulation, airlines wanted to appear competitive, so buy at least one 747. Things changed when aircraft such ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Set For Virgin US Order
Replies: 34
Views: 5240

RE: Airbus Set For Virgin US Order

As739x, The last time I flew through <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> I was delayed several hours because of weather and ATC, and that was December 2001. <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acro...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus Looks At New Long Haulers
Replies: 8
Views: 5650

RE: Aer Lingus Looks At New Long Haulers

If the 333s are coming off lease, this might be an opportunity for <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> to purchase 772ER/LRs, then purchase 7E7 when the 332s come up. This is my dream scenario, but I would expect <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym> to go either with lon...

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by frugalqxnwa
Wed Apr 28, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Fairchild Metros
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

RE: QX Fairchild Metros

Horizon is different in that respect from <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym>, but remember that <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> is (I thingk) a smaller operation, and they have only introduced these major fleet changes since the early '90s. They retired the Metros, t...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-300 & 7E7...competitors?
Replies: 14
Views: 3496

RE: A330-300 & 7E7...competitors?

Does anybody else sense the irony of Boeing aiming straight at the market Airbus started with the original A300, and that Airbus is concentrating on the A380 much like Boeing was concentrating on the 747 when the A300 came out?

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ Outlook 20 Years From Now
Replies: 6
Views: 4008

RE: RJ Outlook 20 Years From Now

Ssides, thanks for your opinion. All: I agree with Ssides' outlook predition, although I believe the <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> backlash has more of a chance of happening than he lets on. One of the reason I now fly <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> when I go ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RJ Outlook 20 Years From Now
Replies: 6
Views: 4008

RJ Outlook 20 Years From Now

What do my fellow a.netters think the regional jet market will be like twenty years from now? Will the RJ love-affair end, or will it go on? What aircraft types do people see succeeding?

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 New 717's?
Replies: 32
Views: 5813

RE: 18 New 717's?

If fleet simplification was the issue at NWA, then they would order the 717. The 717 is basically a severely updated DC-9 with new engines, avionics, refined aerodynamics, and maybe some structural changes. The Unions consider it a DC-9 and it shares the same pilot certificate as the DC-9, so there ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Oldest Aircraft You Have Been On
Replies: 88
Views: 10438

RE: What Is The Oldest Aircraft You Have Been On

The <acronym title="Atlantic Airways (Denmark)">RC</acronym> Convair 580 I flew on when Dad and I visited my grandparents in South Dakota in 1986. I was five years old at the time, so the only reason I remember it being '86 was because of the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> me...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Fairchild Metros
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

RE: QX Fairchild Metros

QX retired the Fokkers a few years ago in favor of the CR7s. I do miss seeing the Fokkers at <acronym title="Boise Air Terminal/Gowen Field (BOI), USA - Idaho">BOI</acronym>, but they have a good thing going with the CR7s. The new aircraft have more efficient engines which do not reauire hushkits li...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Happen If USAirways Goes Under?
Replies: 46
Views: 7115

RE: What Will Happen If USAirways Goes Under?

The only asset I see sold as a whole, aircraft and all, is the Shuttle, and I believe the airline in the best position to purchase it would be <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>. They already have fairly good operations at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Advanced, Here We Go Again
Replies: 40
Views: 8647

RE: 747 Advanced, Here We Go Again

First of all, as stated in other 747 vs. A380 threads, the 744 is not yesterday's aircraft as in 1960's technology, and the 747 serves a different market than the larger A380. I highly doubt the 747Advanced will seat much more than the 744 except in a high density layout. The idea of sleeper cabins ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 New 717's?
Replies: 32
Views: 5813

RE: 18 New 717's?

I thought Qantas was returning their 717s to the lessors, or so I have read on other threads. My bet would be either ATA or AirTran, or maybe the first part of the Star Alliance order, but one never knows in this business until officially announced by the airline and manufacturer.

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Order 50 Boeing 7E7
Replies: 200
Views: 19079

RE: ANA Order 50 Boeing 7E7

I am very glad to see Boeing getting a new project off the ground, finally. After the 747X and Sonic Cruiser disappointments, Boeing has at least somewhat regained the credibility it had when they were developing the 777.

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 New 717's?
Replies: 32
Views: 5813

RE: 18 New 717's?

Worldperks, Nobody was talking about <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> having a duty to either Airbus, Boeing, or any other aircraft manufacturer. TOLtommy and I were just tossing around our dreams for a <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> order, which will pr...

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by frugalqxnwa
Tue Apr 27, 2004 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18 New 717's?
Replies: 32
Views: 5813

RE: 18 New 717's?

I would love nothing more than a 717 order from <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, but I do not see them ordering anytime soon. The only reasons I can see them ordering the type are 1. to give the type a trial run, but this would be the expensive way of achieving that while ther...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Fairchild Metros
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

RE: QX Fairchild Metros

Thanks, I had seen some of the pictures in the database and had been wondering what happened to them, but this makes sense. I didn't realize 18/19 seat aircraft were that expensive to operate, but they sure looked good in Horizon livery (especially the original livery)!

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Western Airlines Consider The Tu 204?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

RE: Should Western Airlines Consider The Tu 204?

Whoa there, <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>! The market for 757-ish aricraft has certainly taken a dive, but I believe that it will come up again and that used 757s will have good resale value. Demand for larger aircraft on domestic routs ...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Western Airlines Consider The Tu 204?
Replies: 16
Views: 4708

RE: Should Western Airlines Consider The Tu 204?

IMO, the primary reason western airlines do not purchase Russian equipment is marketing. While the average person would not be able to tell the difference between a Tu-204 from a 757, if he/she hears that a certain airline is flying Russian aircraft, they are more likely to fly another airline out o...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Impressions Of The A330-200?
Replies: 25
Views: 8271

RE: Your Impressions Of The A330-200?

The A330 es comparable to other widebodies in my opinion, at back in coach it is. When it is a full flight, you are bumping elbows with at least one other person, the seats have the same feel as most others, and I was not impressed with <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>'s IFE (I was...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QX Fairchild Metros
Replies: 6
Views: 2330

QX Fairchild Metros

What happened to QX's metros? Why did QX retire them, did they outgrow the a/c or were they a victim of fleet simplification?

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dulles Intl Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

RE: Dulles Intl Airport

And here is where I am telling you to go:

http://www.mwaa.com

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fav Livery On A B757?
Replies: 42
Views: 4662

RE: Fav Livery On A B757?

EI would look splendid on a 757, but as for liveries that actually made it on I would have to say NW 1970 scheme.

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dulles Intl Airport
Replies: 17
Views: 3846

RE: Dulles Intl Airport

If you go to <www.mwaa.com> you will find literature on plans for a fourthrunway and a new midifeld. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has had quite a large operation at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> for quite some tim...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon At OMA?
Replies: 43
Views: 3931

RE: Horizon At OMA?

I doubt <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> will start <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym>, at least not at first. <acronym title="Horizon Air (USA)">QX</acronym> maybe, but even so they would be competing directly against <acronym titl...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 At SAN
Replies: 22
Views: 3735

RE: 747 At SAN

I stand corrected then, although the only times I saw BA in SAN it was a 777, but that was Dec. '01

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Were To Start An Airline.........
Replies: 48
Views: 10694

RE: If You Were To Start An Airline.........

Fritzi-

Well said, I will admit to being a dreamer.

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AN-225 Mryia - Could There Ever Be A Fleet?
Replies: 8
Views: 4942

RE: AN-225 Mryia - Could There Ever Be A Fleet?

First to the technical spect. If B or A decided to develop a modernized version of the <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-225, it would undoubtedly involve major technological advances; just look at other very large aircraft programs (747, C-5, A380, <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN<...

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 At SAN
Replies: 22
Views: 3735

RE: 747 At SAN

I didn't think 747s were allowed into SAN, something to do with the approach. This is only from talking to by brother, however, who does live in Chula Vista, so correct me if I'm wrong.

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by frugalqxnwa
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Were To Start An Airline.........
Replies: 48
Views: 10694

RE: If You Were To Start An Airline.........

This is my first post, so don't flame me too bad... If I were to start a regional airline... Name: Husker Air Taxi Callsign: Husker Logo: a big corn cob on the tail Code: NE Based in: either LNK or <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (O<acronym title="Malev (Hungary)">MA</acronym> / KO<acronym t...

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