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by Paddy
Thu Feb 12, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will CUN Become The Hub For IB Instead Of MIA
Replies: 17
Views: 5247

RE: Will CUN Become The Hub For IB Instead Of MIA

Where do people come up with this crap? Why on earth would <acronym title="Iberia (Spain)">IB</acronym> hub at <acronym title="Cancun International (CUN), Mexico">CUN</acronym>, of all places? What's next? An <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> hub at <acronym title="Philipsburg / St. Maarten -...

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by Paddy
Thu Feb 12, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does Queen Noor Travel On?
Replies: 25
Views: 4260

RE: What Does Queen Noor Travel On?

Yes, Queen Rania is quite stunning. From articles I've read it sounds like both her and King Abdullah are pretty cool people. Speaking of the Jordanian royal family, what is the VIP A342 used for?

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by Paddy
Wed Feb 11, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest....why No 767?
Replies: 35
Views: 6647

RE: Northwest....why No 767?

Haha, what IndustrialPate said. <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> And they don't have any in their fleet because they have the A330 series in their fleet. I would imagine they considered the 767 back in the 80's but they placed a big order for Airbus instead, includin...

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by Paddy
Wed Feb 11, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAmerican Going Transatlantic With 757!
Replies: 66
Views: 8073

RE: AAmerican Going Transatlantic With 757!

I prefer a widebody on long flights because they <i>feel</i> less cramped not because they are actually more comfortable. The additional aisles and extra space make for a less claustrophobic experience. That given, a 767 isn't <i>that</i> much better than a 757. 757's are pretty spacious for narrowb...

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by Paddy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Will U Never Fly Again?....
Replies: 149
Views: 16510

RE: What Airline Will U Never Fly Again?....

The one experience I had with US (<acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virgin...

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by Paddy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United ORD-PEK
Replies: 18
Views: 4261

RE: United ORD-PEK

Rather than starting a whole new thread, I'll just use this one to bring up some questions re: US carrier service to China(excluding <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China...

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by Paddy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Delta Colour
Replies: 24
Views: 2709

RE: Your Favorite Delta Colour

The widget scheme was great but it was really starting to look out of date. I wish <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> would have updated the widget scheme instead of going for a more bland approach with the interim scheme. The new one is the worst. Very boring. They went from good(w...

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by Paddy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christianity
Replies: 107
Views: 19299

RE: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christiani

I'm a Christian and I for one find the pilot's actions to be incredibly inappropriate and unprofessional. I believe there are proper avenues for spreading the faith that don't involve pushing your views on random groups of the public. I try to spread the word through my own personal relationships an...

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by Paddy
Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

RE: PDX Question

If the weather is decent and you have comfortable luggage you can easily walk from the MAX line to Union Station. Downtown Portland isn't that big! If the weather is shitty or you have a ton of luggage you might wan't to just cough up for a taxi or maybe take the bus.

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by Paddy
Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA At MEM
Replies: 18
Views: 3162

RE: NWA At MEM

I would not be <i>too</i> surprised to see <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> with an A332 at some point. I'd imagine there is enough hub feed to supplement t...

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by Paddy
Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Virgin Thinking Of The 777er.
Replies: 58
Views: 11857

RE: Why Is Virgin Thinking Of The 777er.

<b>Virgin could just as easily drop their 4 engine 4 longhaul campaign and start some clever ETOPS campaign   I doubt <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> would start a whole press campaign asking "What happened to 4 engines 4 long haul"(especially when they are a big Twin operator)</b> I t...

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by Paddy
Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

RE: PDX Question

Yes, the MAX line is one of the many reasons I like <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> <b>a lot</b> better than <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>. If <acronym title="Portland - International ...

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by Paddy
Sat Feb 07, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difference Between ARJ And 146?
Replies: 21
Views: 3453

RE: Difference Between ARJ And 146?

Isn't BAe part of EADS now?

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by Paddy
Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Are NW's A332's Entering Service?
Replies: 7
Views: 2671

When Are NW's A332's Entering Service?

Does anyone know when <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> will be putting the A332 into service on trans-pac routes? I've postponed my <acronym title="Shanghai - Pudong International (PVG / ZSPD), China">PVG</acronym> trip to late September/early October. Will the A332 be operatin...

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by Paddy
Sat Feb 07, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Biggest Flying Regret?
Replies: 28
Views: 3252

RE: What's Your Biggest Flying Regret?

Airliners I regret not being able to fly on: Concorde, although I figured it would be retired before my student ass could afford it. Hmm what else? DC8, CV880, VC10 would have been nice but most of those were retired before or right around the time I was born (DC8 flew further into the 80's I guess)...

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by Paddy
Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worth Visiting Kingman?
Replies: 22
Views: 3216

RE: Worth Visiting Kingman?

The airport itself is mostly GA w/ a couple of Mesa flights.

Wow, Garuda flies into Kingman? That must be a sight! How are the loads?  Big grin

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by Paddy
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam Airspace Unsafe?
Replies: 14
Views: 3225

RE: Vietnam Airspace Unsafe?

<b>Without sounding too anti US, I hope Vietnam continues to preserve its identity for the foresable future and is able to resist US globalisation and grow in its own image.</b> By 'their own image' do you mean the Japanese, French or Chinese one? I love it when Europeans bitch about the US and glob...

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by Paddy
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subsidized Air Routes In Your City
Replies: 3
Views: 2689

RE: Subsidized Air Routes In Your City

Anything international at <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> is pretty much guaranteed to be subsidized in some form or another. Whether it is businesses signing contracts for seats or the Port waiving fees, Portland takes a 'by any means necessary' ap...

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by Paddy
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big, Busy, Boring....
Replies: 75
Views: 6397

RE: Big, Busy, Boring....

D..........F...........W

After spending any time at that airport you start seeing silver MD80's when you close your eyes!

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by Paddy
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL764 Vs NW 320
Replies: 25
Views: 3175

RE: DL764 Vs NW 320

If it was a longer flight I would say go with the 764 but since you would only be going to <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> and then switching to a narrowbody anyway, you might as well take <acronym title="Northwest Airlines ...

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by Paddy
Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 744ER A Failure?
Replies: 33
Views: 7536

RE: 744ER A Failure?

Thadocta:
Respect needs to be earnt, and my point was valid.

Looks like you haven't "earnt" that much respect either, so I wouldn't be talking...

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by Paddy
Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft You Feel The Most Safe Flying On
Replies: 78
Views: 12188

RE: Aircraft You Feel The Most Safe Flying On

LMP737: <b>I feel safe on any airliner I fly on. The planes are flown by, maintained by and guided by professionals.</b> My sentiments exactly. I've been through plenty of turbulence and bad weather in 737's, A320's etc. and felt just as safe as on a larger plane. There isn't much room for error in ...

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by Paddy
Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Pass The Time At The Airport
Replies: 70
Views: 8919

RE: How Do You Pass The Time At The Airport

I like to watch the action on the tarmac, and if that bores me I watch people. If I have a good book going, I'll turn to that. If all else fails, I make fantasy airlines on my PDA. Pretty nerdy! I'm always afraid some good looking woman is going to look over my shoulder and see that all I'm doing is...

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by Paddy
Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL.........trouble Ahead
Replies: 82
Views: 8931

RE: DL.........trouble Ahead

Hmmm...no surprises here. It looks like <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> has just reached the end of the make-believe line. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> did, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> did and now its <acronym title="Delta Air Line...

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by Paddy
Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replacement For 757s
Replies: 33
Views: 4732

RE: Replacement For 757s

I'm generally not one to gripe about such things, as I don't mind it when topics resurface every once in awhile but this one is REALLY getting beaten to death lately. Okay people, one last time. Tell your neighbor this, tell your kids, tell your wife/husband/boyfriend/girlfriend/life-partner whateve...

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by Paddy
Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Airlines Bring Back Planes
Replies: 9
Views: 3195

RE: Would Airlines Bring Back Planes

ReguPilot: I actually thought of a similar idea in a different discussion. I think if you could generate enough interest you would be able to break even and keep it going for a long time. It would never be a public, profit-turning business but that doesn't mean a group of enthusiast/investors couldn...

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by Paddy
Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soon To Be Superbowl Champs Patriots Charter Info
Replies: 38
Views: 6158

RE: Soon To Be Superbowl Champs Patriots Charter I

<b>Is the Patriots win a guarantee or a thought. The Panthers will win (knock on wood).</b> Good question that no one has answered yet. I haven't really followed football this year. Who is the underdog in this game? The Panthers, I take it? I always vote for the underdog, and in the last two years i...

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by Paddy
Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL777 At PDX Today.
Replies: 9
Views: 3674

RE: DL777 At PDX Today.

<b>We are quickly becoming <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> land.</b> As far as <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> is concerned, pretty much! At least you still have a 763 to <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (...

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by Paddy
Sun Jan 25, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes You Would Most Like To Return To The Skies
Replies: 83
Views: 8053

RE: Planes You Would Most Like To Return To The Sk

I think it would be great to start an airline of restored classics that fly to select destinations throughout the US and Carribean. Some of the features would be: Retro color schemes, good hot meals, spacious retro interiors with comfortable seats, <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>...

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by Paddy
Sun Jan 25, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Ac Type Wouldn't You Fly If You Saw At Gate?
Replies: 109
Views: 11725

RE: What Ac Type Wouldn't You Fly If You Saw At Ga

Kind of a silly post, really. A plane would have to have smoke coming out of the cowlings or have pieces of its wing hanging off for me to choose to miss a flight. Would anyone <b>really</b> skip a flight over what type of aircraft it was? If your answer is yes you must either be quite unintelligent...

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by Paddy
Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA CEO On Silverbirds
Replies: 12
Views: 3778

RE: AA CEO On Silverbirds

I wonder what they will do if/when they order 7E7's. If the 7E7 takes off, it seems almost inevitable that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> will order them at some point to replace their 757's and 767's. I'm curious what they would do with an all composite body. Certainly not gr...

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by Paddy
Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Booked A Flight Leg Because Of Aircraft?
Replies: 68
Views: 6306

RE: Ever Booked A Flight Leg Because Of Aircraft?

Whenever I book flights on websites like travelocity, I always route according to what plane I will be flying. Even if it costs a little more. When flying transcon, I often pick <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> via <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky Interna...

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by Paddy
Fri Jan 23, 2004 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Commercial Airplane?
Replies: 100
Views: 12462

RE: What's Your Favorite Commercial Airplane?

The 777-300ER! An amazing airliner, and I sure do have a hard-on for those GE90-115B's! <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/490769/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/490769/M...

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by Paddy
Sun Jan 18, 2004 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA After Bankruptcy
Replies: 23
Views: 3576

RE: UA After Bankruptcy

If and when <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is booming again(which I think will happen eventually), here are my predictions: More flights out of <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, <acronym title="San Francisco - Internationa...

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by Paddy
Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hub And Spoke: Victim Of Its Own Success?
Replies: 25
Views: 8660

RE: Hub And Spoke: Victim Of Its Own Success?

HB-IWC: A very well written and insightful post! I think you hit the nail right on the head with your <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>/<acronym title="CURRENT: Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany AND OLD: Munich - Riem (MUC / EDDM) (closed), Germany">MUC</acronym> e...

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by Paddy
Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Airport's Longhaul Flights
Replies: 109
Views: 12118

RE: Your Airport's Longhaul Flights

Seattle-Tacoma International/"Sea-Tac" (<acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>) <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym>: SAS <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>: Britis...

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by Paddy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Least Favorite Aircraft?
Replies: 111
Views: 12230

RE: What Is Your Least Favorite Aircraft?

For some reason, I have a strong dislike for the A333, but I'm a huge fan of the A332.

Other planes:

I hate turboprops, especially the DHC8 and EMB120.

727: Successful plane in its day but I've never enjoyed flying on them.

737-200: looks like a flying turd, sounds like a buzzsaw.

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by Paddy
Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Post Quarterly And Yearly Loss
Replies: 183
Views: 10509

RE: DL Post Quarterly And Yearly Loss

<b>ALSO, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> sure as hell doesn't need 50 some odd VPs. It seems we have enough VPs to run the entire industry, let alone the #3 US carrier!!!!!!</b> No shit. In such a cost intensive industry, why are they dumping so much money into management? Hello!...

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by Paddy
Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Will Replace The 757?
Replies: 25
Views: 6875

RE: What Will Replace The 757?

Boeing nut: <b>the 7E7 will have problems fitting into 757 gates</b> If I remember correctly, Boeing has stated that the short range variant will have folding wingtips to fit into 757 gates. Also, I don't understand why the 7E7 being a widebody has anything to do with whether or not it is a 757 repl...

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by Paddy
Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline That Ceased Operation
Replies: 58
Views: 6135

RE: Worst Airline That Ceased Operation

Milemaster: I thought I was going to die laughing when I read that Tower Air thread. You are the first person to get on my respected users list through sheer sarcasm.

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by Paddy
Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pathological Liars Do Exit
Replies: 50
Views: 5228

RE: Pathological Liars Do Exit

Sounds like this dude watched "Catch Me If You Can" one too many times.

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by Paddy
Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List Of Major Airlines In 2010
Replies: 64
Views: 15824

RE: List Of Major Airlines In 2010

Here is my top 10 for 2010, its pretty wild but you never know... #1 <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> #2 <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> #3 <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> #4 <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> #5 ...

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by Paddy
Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airliner References In Songs
Replies: 39
Views: 3522

Favorite Airliner References In Songs

Okay, since all we've been talking about for the last few days is the death of US Airways I figured I would lighten things up a bit with something stupid and fun. So here's the question: What are your favorite songs that mention airliners? Here's a couple for a start: This one is the best, I think w...

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by Paddy
Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A USAirways America West Merger Work?
Replies: 34
Views: 5530

RE: Could A USAirways America West Merger Work?

<b>Old dinosaurs that refuse to evolve should be left to die....</b> I agree. While my sympathies go out to the employees who will be affected, US's cancer is far too advanced to waste any more time or money on it. I think Bronner and Morgan Stanley are going to realize this and begin the fire sale ...

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by Paddy
Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers And The 773ER
Replies: 14
Views: 4510

US Carriers And The 773ER

With the 773ER looking like its going to be one hell of a plane, do you see any US carriers adding it to their fleets in the next 5-10 years? I think <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> and <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (U...

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by Paddy
Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unluckiest Aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 10860

RE: Unluckiest Aircraft

Ah, I figured you were just talking about the entire L1011 series...

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by Paddy
Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is The Airbus A320?
Replies: 33
Views: 11266

RE: How Is The Airbus A320?

I've flown on the 319/320/321 and thought they were all great planes. Stable, plenty of performance and relatively comfortable. They do have a funny take-off noise, almost like a little motorcycle. As for the "Scarebus" title there is really no reason for it. I've been through some serious chop aboa...

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by Paddy
Sun Jan 11, 2004 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-AMS CO Or NW?
Replies: 11
Views: 2558

RE: PDX-AMS CO Or NW?

If I wasn't in a huge hurry, I would just drive to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>, fly <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> nonstop to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>, and ...

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by Paddy
Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX, SEA Weather Problems, Odd?
Replies: 8
Views: 2228

RE: PDX, SEA Weather Problems, Odd?

Skip is correct. We are at a point in our weather cycle where temperatures in the Pacific Ocean are not effected by the warming/cooling trends of El Nino and La Nina. This allows for warm and wet tropical fronts to collide with cold arctic fronts over the Pacific Northwest. If I remember correctly, ...

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by Paddy
Fri Jan 09, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C5 As Passenger Plane?
Replies: 7
Views: 4369

RE: C5 As Passenger Plane?

Market predictions aside, I've read in a few different books that there also were problems with the overhead wing in relation to strain and cracking that would not make a C5 derivative fit for regular passenger service. Its fine for speciality military use but it would be a risky proposition in the ...

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