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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 737 Order
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

RE: QF 737 Order

There's a whole thread about this on here already.

Additionally, http://www.ozflight.com.au/ is a fantastic source to keep up to date with what is happening in Australian aviation.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am's Pacific In 1984
Replies: 11
Views: 7059

RE: Pan Am's Pacific In 1984

Thanks for sharing that! I think it's impossible to forget what Pan American and its staff gave to the world throughout the course of its existance. However, some people seem only interested in what is happening now, and don't seem to have any care for the past. I'm not one of those at all  <im...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7409

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

Okay, here are some quotes about the Viscount from the book, "Viscount Comet & Concorde" by Stewart Wilson. Buy it, it's really good! From page 61 - "Some of the following quotes clearly indicate the extent of the revolution created by the Viscount, both in the operational and passenger acceptance s...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair-Douglas-Lockheed Ancestors Of The A380
Replies: 28
Views: 11293

RE: Convair-Douglas-Lockheed Ancestors Of The A380

Don't forget Vickers!

They proposed a double decker version of their gorgeous VC10, called the Superb.

Unfortunately, I don't have a scanner to scan the drawings!

Cheers,

Trent.

Source: Silent Swift Superb: The Story of the Vickers VC10 by Scott Henderson.

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by ClassicLover
Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7292

RE: Convair 880

Thanks for the information on the Jon Proctor book, appreciate it! Curt - good to see that a couple of the photos made it. Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the quality of the shots, and don't believe they should have been rejected. Don - Nice to see a post from you! Your shot of an Air Fl...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12511

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

ROSWELL41 - don't forget the International Date Line will make your day advance or decrease by 1 depending on which way you're flying across the Pacific!!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEA Flying High And Returning To Its Former Glory
Replies: 27
Views: 5370

RE: MEA Flying High And Returning To Its Former Glory

Well done to the people sticking up for Lebanon! There is a large Lebanese community in Sydney, and over the years I've had many lebanese friends. It's certainly a country I would visit and not have any fears for my safety in. To those making disparaging remarks about the people who talk about <acro...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7292

RE: Convair 880

Does the Jon Proctor book have a production list in it?

I can see some on the Internet, but no information about who inherited the new airframes...

Any information would be appreciated.

On another note... what happened to all the Convair archives? Did they go to some library?

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7409

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

Yeah I believe United inherited the Viscounts from Capital when they went broke... From memory they received about 40-odd from Capital...

They did return some to Vickers, then liked them so much that they bought some of them back again!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vickers Viscount Reputation?
Replies: 33
Views: 7409

RE: Vickers Viscount Reputation?

The Viscount was a superb machine, and I believe 444 examples were sold throughout the world. A phenomenon common to Viscounts was the so called "Viscount jump" whereby passenger numbers would increase by a huge amount on any route a Viscount was put onto. This was due to the passenger appeal of the...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7292

RE: Convair 880

Definitely an interesting picture, that one with all the engines!! I've been checking out www.convair880.com and it seems that nothing has been added to the restoration page since 2001. The main page has a copyright 2004 on it, but it doesn't seem like a lot is happening. It's plainly obvious that t...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7292

RE: Convair 880

Would that mean there are 3 990s and 4 880s in existance in the US?

There are some in museums aren't there? Not many though? Anyone know?

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7292

RE: Convair 880

Thanks Curt, will respond later!

Appreciate all your info on this thread! I think I'm going to have to buy the 880 book by John Proctor  Smile

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7292

RE: Convair 880

Curt, this is so interesting!! Firstly, if they were stored 6 miles from the ocean and the airframes had mold, I'd imagine they'd need to be checked thoroughly before being flown again? Next up, if the engines are stored next to the airframe - well in the pix, they're just sitting out in the open. W...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7292

RE: Convair 880

That's fantastic!! What a gorgeous plane it is! The interior isn't in bad condition when you think about it. It basically just needs new seat covers and new carpet. Was that the TWA interior of the 70s then? When does it date from? Freaky overhead bin arrangement!! Never seen it like that  <img...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Convair 880
Replies: 66
Views: 7292

RE: Convair 880

Is the aircraft at ACY intact?

It looks like it has a hole in the roof...

Also, you got a pic of the cabin?  Smile

Love the Convairs, a shame that the few left aren't being cared for properly, or flown.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior Artwork
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

RE: Interior Artwork

When I visit the UK, I intend to go to the aviation museums and visit all the planes that I've only read about! Can't wait! Something I forgot about the VC10 - it wasn't just black and white city scenes - they were 16th century reproductions from proper art - London from memory! Would love to see th...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Yer Airline 5 Fleets!...
Replies: 64
Views: 14940

RE: Yer Airline 5 Fleets!...

It was worth the money, believe me... I was also worried about it. I started in 1950s with Comets and Viscounts and then later on I graduated to a heap of VC10s operating internationally, with Caravelles as my domestic fleet. Whenever I bought new Caravelles, I'd use the Viscounts to open up new rou...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:55 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12511

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

I don't understand why you can't play named as a real airline... honestly, who's going to sue? In the Airline 5 game, I've found that if you have services with weird times, when you check your capacity versus seats sold (ie: load factors), you'll see that there's heaps of seats left unsold. Still, y...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior Artwork
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

RE: Interior Artwork

I hate how all the interesting threads never have many responses, especially if it's about something in the past. No-one has a sense of history!! Now, back on topic...!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> I wonder if the majority of interiors (even now) are designed by desi...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Failure In Civil Aviation?
Replies: 13
Views: 4552

RE: Biggest Failure In Civil Aviation?

The Concorde is a totally fair thing to say.

I agree on the Convair statements too - and definitely the VFW-614.

Tell you what though, I'd love to own a Convair 880/990  Smile

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Orders More 738s
Replies: 43
Views: 5368

RE: Qantas Orders More 738s

Yeah, I managed the A300 once as well, to Melbourne. Nice! To this day my only flight in an Airbus product... You've got me all curious about the BA763s now (which is off topic, but why start a new one)... * Are they going to be replaced with another order sometime? * Will they go through the attrit...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior Artwork
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

RE: Interior Artwork

The Vickers VC10 had some beautiful bulkhead artwork when it was originally introduced, city scenes and such in black and white. It was replaced in a 70s refit with some coloured pop art things that weren't as nice. The original Qantas 707s had Australian plant motifs along the plastic bits that sur...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Becomes Of Crashed Airliners?
Replies: 15
Views: 4152

RE: What Becomes Of Crashed Airliners?

Anything that is salvagable is re-used. For example on the Eastern Airlines 401 crash in 1972, items such as galley stoves and such were recovered, overhauled and re-used. With the BOAC VC10 that was hijacked and blown up in 1970, a team was sent out to recover anything salvagable. The only thing wa...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Orders More 738s
Replies: 43
Views: 5368

RE: Qantas Orders More 738s

No A320s because they already have 737s, so it's cheaper due to fleet commonality. To be quite honest, the A330s are the first Airbus planes Qantas has ordered.

They did have 4 x A300B4-203 that they inherited from TAA/Australian on the merger, but they were phased out quickly.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Orders More 738s
Replies: 43
Views: 5368

RE: Qantas Orders More 738s

I thought that Qantas owned the ex-BA 763s? I've been on the ex-BA planes versus the proper <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> planes, and I have to say that the ex-BA aircraft have a MUCH nicer looking interior fit out than the Qantas planes have. At least, two years ago they did &nbs...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ - Where To Without Qantas
Replies: 43
Views: 6267

RE: Air NZ - Where To Without Qantas

Yeah well, Air New Zealand has been successful for a long long time, I don't see why it can't continue to be successful in the future. Someone said that <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> is not that big a market - neither is the UAE and look at what Emirates have done (admittedly, I am o...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Failure In Civil Aviation?
Replies: 13
Views: 4552

RE: Biggest Failure In Civil Aviation?

How about the Mercure?

Weren't only 12 built? I'd say that was a spectacular failure.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Qantas Ever Run Into A Full Year Loss?
Replies: 2
Views: 2941

RE: Has Qantas Ever Run Into A Full Year Loss?

Privatisation was post acquisition of Australian Airlines, which was 1994, I believe it was put on the stock exchange in 1995. Also correct, no losses since then. I don't think that Australian Airlines was losing money before being bought by Qantas... I know it was losing market share to Ansett, but...

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-144 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3781

RE: TU-144 Question

First time I've seen that.

At least it was quick...

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Thu Apr 01, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde To Fly Again!
Replies: 24
Views: 6099

RE: Concorde To Fly Again!

I popped in here just to see what tripe was being spouted about Concorde this time... and happily it was an April Fools joke  Smile

Nice work.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Orders More 738s
Replies: 43
Views: 5368

RE: Qantas Orders More 738s

Boeing 737-376 - as delivered <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Always had a soft spot for TAA / Australian over Ansett. Especially Australian Airlines' "The Way We Do The Things We Do" advertising campaign! <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helv...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 30, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Was There A 747-200 Over Water?
Replies: 26
Views: 8481

RE: Why Was There A 747-200 Over Water?

See that's really weird... All of the Qantas planes have lifejackets - at least 737 on up, judging by all the safety cards I've seen. None of this differentiating between overwater and not - they all come equipped. Is this because of a regulatory difference between Australia and the USA? I've never ...

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12511

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

Regarding the regular version of the game - I don't believe that it presently recognises connections, though I think it will when version 6 comes in May...

To get a definitive answer, you should go to the forums on www.airlinesimulation.com and ask there.

Cheers,

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Shortest Time In A Country?
Replies: 58
Views: 3051

RE: Your Shortest Time In A Country?

Not even 24 hours in Mexico (Tijuana) on my US trip in 1991... I think all up it may have been 3 or 4 hours, from memory. May be more because of the traveling...

Either way, I barely remember it, except for bargaining a fake Gucci watch down from $95 to $17.

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Attention Easyjet F/As
Replies: 23
Views: 3296

RE: Attention Easyjet F/As

How can they find out? Reference checks. Haven't you ever been for a job before? They will contact your references in order to see if you've done what you say you've done. Your references should be previous employers where possible. Either way, I want to be an F/A and I've been doing office jobs in ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 18.5 Hrs On A Plane
Replies: 69
Views: 11399

RE: 18.5 Hrs On A Plane

The people who are saying that they hate stops - why?? The more take-offs and landings the better I say! I'd love to be able to take a flying boat from Sydney to London like in the old days. Heaps and heaps of stops, overnighting in exotic places, and fun people to get to know throughout the journey...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9858

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

All Qantas needs is an international LCC flying out of Australia and they'll fall over themselves to compete. Isn't that what you've been saying all along SydScott?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Trent <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin">

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would The 707 Have Flown Without The Comet?
Replies: 9
Views: 3698

RE: Would The 707 Have Flown Without The Comet?

The Comet 4 was first on the North Atlantic run, Ckfred. The Comet was slower, that is true. However, I wouldn't say that burying the engines in the wing is a "better design". From what I've read, the Comet 4 was an absolute delight to fly compared to the Comet 1 and the 707. You might want to read ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A.net Battle Of The Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 12511

RE: A.net Battle Of The Airlines

Slider... with your post... 1) In Airline 5, some seats take up a lot more space than others! So the seats you have for FC are probably the size of the ones they use in 747s, so your 12 are probably 2 abreast right down the plane! Try choosing a smaller seat! 2) You're right on the slots... it was i...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What Does Your Airline Memorabilia Collection Have
Replies: 41
Views: 22381

RE: What Does Your Airline Memorabilia Collection Have

Safety Cards
Model Planes
70th Anniversary Qantas booklet
Product booklets
Stickers
Tickets
Timetables

Not very much, but I have some things!

Trent.  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Really Want An Inflight Meal?
Replies: 73
Views: 6938

RE: Do You Really Want An Inflight Meal?

I'm all about meals in flight. I may be old fashioned for a 27 year old, but to me the whole concept of flying is still very glamorous. As such, I dress well, expect a meal, expect courteous service, and feel like I am very special to be able to fly when I do fly. Nothing screams "Jetsetter!" to me ...

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The DC-10, Dogged
Replies: 34
Views: 4977

RE: The DC-10, Dogged

Well, the Air New Zealand DC-10 crash in Antarctica in 1979 wasn't the fault of the aircraft in any way shape or form.

Additionally - Dc10guy - 3 engines was cost effective, otherwise it would never have been done!

Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would The 707 Have Flown Without The Comet?
Replies: 9
Views: 3698

RE: Would The 707 Have Flown Without The Comet?

The first flight of the Comet versus the 707 is 1949 versus 1954. So the Comet was way ahead of the 707. I think the proposal for the Comet was first mooted in 1943. As far as I am aware, all of the systems used in the Comet were of British design and manufacture. Lessons learned? A lot was learned ...

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by ClassicLover
Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline / Aircraft Served Your First Flight?
Replies: 140
Views: 10558

RE: Which Airline / Aircraft Served Your First Fli

SYD to MCY, June 1985, East-West Airlines Fokker F28-4000 VH-EWD.

(That's Sydney to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland!)

Trent.  Smile

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9858

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

Qantas doesn't have a monopoly on the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> route to use the true meaning of the word - though I do agree with your comments Sydscott - and isn't it great?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Publically Rates 318 Performance.
Replies: 52
Views: 6256

RE: Frontier Publically Rates 318 Performance.

PR & Statistics - you can make anything out of anything if you work the numbers correctly. Of course Frontier would say nice things about the A318 - they're an airbus customer and probably want a discount on future orders  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Trent.

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9858

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

I guess that it may exceed range requirements when it comes into service, or there'll be the usual Boeing -ER/-LR offered once it's in service.

That's as far as my thinking takes me!

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dealing With Rude Cabin Staff
Replies: 29
Views: 4438

RE: Dealing With Rude Cabin Staff

I work in customer service and it's probably one of the most demanding jobs that a person can have. As such, whenever I see someone who is serving me and are having a bad day, I'll do my best to make them smile or laugh because I know how much it makes a difference to my day. It sure beats complaini...

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by ClassicLover
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas
Replies: 79
Views: 9858

RE: Qantas Seeks Range For Sydney-Dallas

Sydscott, you're completely correct in what you say about Qantas being a reactive airline rather than a proactive one. However, you're basing that entire argument on the past. If you did that all the time, you probably didn't forsee Qantas taking over Impulse, Qantas creating Australian Airlines, Qa...

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