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by azstagecoach
Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Routes With Frequent Silver Upgrades
Replies: 3
Views: 2883

CO Routes With Frequent Silver Upgrades

Hello All-- I was flying <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> on <acronym title="Tucson - International (TUS / KTUS), USA - Arizona">TUS</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> via <acronym title="H...

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by azstagecoach
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Adding 70 Seat Turboprops
Replies: 51
Views: 11989

RE: Continental Adding 70 Seat Turboprops

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by azstagecoach
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Adding 70 Seat Turboprops
Replies: 51
Views: 11989

RE: Continental Adding 70 Seat Turboprops

are the interiors of the ERJ 145's and the Q400 and ATR72 about the same except for the length? Any thoughts on whether there would be a F cabin?

COEX has very nice interiors on those 145's... it would be a shame to give those up.

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by azstagecoach
Fri May 26, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS To Serve Red Bull Starting Today 5/25
Replies: 48
Views: 5531

RE: AS To Serve Red Bull Starting Today 5/25

Sure it's $5 but at least you don't have to get four cups of airline coffee to equal one normal cup caffeine-wise! I think the only ones who will get jumpy will be those not used to drinking much coffee. Which is probably why the airlines make such weak coffee in the first place. Hmm. Anyways I will...

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by azstagecoach
Thu May 25, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 733's W/ Video: Which Routes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3913

RE: CO 733's W/ Video: Which Routes?

EWRCabincrew: The flight nos are 627 bwi-iah and 1449 iah-tus. Sounds like neither will have video though, right?

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by azstagecoach
Thu May 25, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 733's W/ Video: Which Routes?
Replies: 20
Views: 3913

CO 733's W/ Video: Which Routes?

I am flying two segments friday on <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 733's and of course I am not expecting any video. However I have always heard that 10 of these planes do have video. Are these 10 assigned to specific routes, or do they float around the whole system? Just in...

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by azstagecoach
Tue May 23, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LAX-OAK On WN,SFO-CHI On AMTK, ORD-MEM On NW +Pics
Replies: 30
Views: 13093

RE: LAX-OAK On WN,SFO-CHI On AMTK, ORD-MEM On NW +Pics

Thanks for bringing back the memories. I recognize Glenda from when I took that same trip six years ago-- just proves these people are around FOREVER-- and wouldn't you be too with a job like that? As someone who has been in a sleeper on every Amtrak western route in the last ten years, I believe th...

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by azstagecoach
Thu May 18, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental International B757-200 Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 6067

RE: Continental International B757-200 Routes

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by azstagecoach
Wed May 10, 2006 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mpfriends.com (United Mileage Plus) Email Scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 6351

RE: Mpfriends.com (United Mileage Plus) Email Scam?

Grey is a large advertising firm in Chicago. That means the site is probably legit.

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by azstagecoach
Sat May 06, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA - CO..Merger Rumours.....Again!
Replies: 80
Views: 11126

RE: UA - CO..Merger Rumours.....Again!

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by azstagecoach
Thu May 04, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAA Announces $17.5bn LON Improvements
Replies: 8
Views: 2153

RE: BAA Announces $17.5bn LON Improvements

Why is London City Airport not included in these numbers? Isn't that a BAA airport as well, and aren't they building a new terminal there?

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by azstagecoach
Tue May 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Abco Silverware & China?
Replies: 4
Views: 5357

RE: Why Abco Silverware & China?

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by azstagecoach
Tue May 02, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Abco Silverware & China?
Replies: 4
Views: 5357

Why Abco Silverware & China?

This is something I have been curious about as long as I can remember. I have noticed that most american airlines' china and silverware in first class is made by a company called Abco. Why is it that so many airlines use this comapny?

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by azstagecoach
Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways And DCA
Replies: 50
Views: 7553

RE: US Airways And DCA

Speaking of US at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>, did anyone else see the PSA heritage plane flying into <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> yesterday around sundown? It would...

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by azstagecoach
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Rum From Sierra Leone: Very Worrying
Replies: 13
Views: 6023

RE: Air Rum From Sierra Leone: Very Worrying

A question: under the plane summary for <acronym title="Colgan Air (USA)">9L</acronym>-LEU, it lists "On Condition" as the serial number for engine #3. What is that supposed to mean? <a href="http://www.airrum.com/admin/Uploaded/aircraft%20specification9L-LEU.pdf" target=_blank>http://www.airrum.com...

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by azstagecoach
Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Bad Parts Reporters: Focus On FAA
Replies: 2
Views: 2376

Boeing Bad Parts Reporters: Focus On FAA

Regarding a previous article by the Washignton Post raising the possiblity of bad parts on Boeing planes: The same day the authors of the article conducted a Q & A online, where it was made clear that the focus of the article was supposed to be the FAA, not boeing or the whistleblowers: "The main po...

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by azstagecoach
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wash Post Claims Boeing Used Bad Parts
Replies: 38
Views: 7772

RE: Wash Post Claims Boeing Used Bad Parts

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by azstagecoach
Tue Apr 18, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wash Post Claims Boeing Used Bad Parts
Replies: 38
Views: 7772

RE: Wash Post Claims Boeing Used Bad Parts

Thanks for the on-topic replies. I posted this article this morning. At the time, I expected to see a thoughtful analysis develop regarding (a) what might have happened to cause bad parts to enter the system, or (b) whether such parts could actually be used in a safe manner, or (c) whether the lawsu...

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by azstagecoach
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Misshaped Parts Compromise Fuselage Integrity?
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

RE: Do Misshaped Parts Compromise Fuselage Integrity?

the article's quote that you can bang misshaped parts into place: "Sheet metal parts are necessarily pretty flexible so if they don't fit perfect as delivered, it's not a big deal to shove them into place, bend them a little bit, push on them and rivet them together," said Charles Eastlake, a profes...

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by azstagecoach
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Misshaped Parts Compromise Fuselage Integrity?
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

Do Misshaped Parts Compromise Fuselage Integrity?

This question is for anyone familiar with airframe assmbly. The Washington Post is reporting today that parts of the 737 fuselage were fit into place by drilling extra holes and/or bending the aluminum into shape. Later in the article, some "airline experts" claim this is normal and won't damage the...

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by azstagecoach
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wash Post Claims Boeing Used Bad Parts
Replies: 38
Views: 7772

RE: Wash Post Claims Boeing Used Bad Parts

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by azstagecoach
Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wash Post Claims Boeing Used Bad Parts
Replies: 38
Views: 7772

Wash Post Claims Boeing Used Bad Parts

I couldn't find this posted yet, so here goes: the post reports four whistleblowers claiming Boeing was using faulty parts on its 737's. The problem appears to be with a supplier named Ducommun. Edit: this is a new article with additional investigating and reporting by the post and not merely a reha...

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by azstagecoach
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Don't Airlines Announce "intent To Purchase"?
Replies: 4
Views: 4431

Why Don't Airlines Announce "intent To Purchase"?

It seems advantagous for airlines to declare an intention to purchase a new airplane, even if they lack the immediate funds to puchase hard options. Why, for example, wouldn't <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> or <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> merely declare thei...

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by azstagecoach
Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline Seat Map Tool
Replies: 34
Views: 14121

RE: New Airline Seat Map Tool

on the front page: "What is the seat width of first class seats on Delta Airlines Airbus 300?" Still working out some kinks I guess  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> Also there's no indication on most seatmaps for <i>why</i> a seat is bad-- making seatguru a bette...

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by azstagecoach
Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Personal Note To All DL Pilots
Replies: 93
Views: 11327

RE: A Personal Note To All DL Pilots

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by azstagecoach
Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Exhaust Standard For Airplane Engines
Replies: 0
Views: 3242

New Exhaust Standard For Airplane Engines

I'm curious if anyone has thoughts on this in terms of its affecting performance, price, as well as the method utilized. Note that the proposal only addresses particulate matter, not individual pollutants. -AZStagecoach ******** Fair Use excerpt from InsideEPA (subscription required) April 7, 2006 <...

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by azstagecoach
Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-700 In UAL Colors In A Ditch At SAT
Replies: 69
Views: 16403

RE: CRJ-700 In UAL Colors In A Ditch At SAT

I thought this thread was about a CRJ in a ditch at <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym>. Can anyone actually explain how it got there, and whose plane it is. Is it definietly SkyWest? And pics anyone? These last few responses do not appear to answer t...

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by azstagecoach
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Drinking Water: Real Problems, Real Solutions
Replies: 35
Views: 3943

RE: Drinking Water: Real Problems, Real Solutions

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by azstagecoach
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Airline Coffee Bad?
Replies: 77
Views: 5751

RE: Is Airline Coffee Bad?

Simple: Bad water to begin with.

Some real horror stories in that thread. Until the standards improve, you probably shouldn't drink the coffee, period, no matter how well it's brewed.

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by azstagecoach
Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And 737-700's?
Replies: 37
Views: 6001

RE: UA And 737-700's?

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by azstagecoach
Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And 737-700's?
Replies: 37
Views: 6001

RE: UA And 737-700's?

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by azstagecoach
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who Are The Best Pilots?
Replies: 75
Views: 10129

RE: Who Are The Best Pilots?

What about anyone who regularly landed the 747's at the old Kai Tak airport in <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 - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>, given that approach. That...

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by azstagecoach
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Flights To/From Toluca, Mexico
Replies: 9
Views: 5218

All Flights To/From Toluca, Mexico

Continental: IAH

CO2160 0905IAH 1130TLC
CO2309 1200TLC 1413IAH

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by azstagecoach
Mon Mar 27, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cubana Il-62, Yak-42, An-24 & Belize & Guatemala
Replies: 26
Views: 14254

RE: Cubana Il-62, Yak-42, An-24 & Belize & Guatemala

What an amazing trip; thanks for sharing. I hope you will post photos. As an American, I am so jealous of the ease with which you were able to take Cubana and all of the Ilyushin/Antonov planes-- planes which are so tantalizingly close yet politically out of reach  <img src="/discussions/graphi...

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by azstagecoach
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Drinking Water: Real Problems, Real Solutions
Replies: 35
Views: 3943

RE: Drinking Water: Real Problems, Real Solutions

Thank you for the responses.

(1) Has anyone actually become sick from the water?

(2) TristarSteve (Reply 14) sounds like his airline has a strict program to ensure water safety. Has anyone heard of other airlines doing this?

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by azstagecoach
Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is Delta In Financial Trouble?
Replies: 119
Views: 9416

RE: Why Is Delta In Financial Trouble?

Contrary to your experience, out of the DC market they are consistently higher priced, not lower (of the majors). As others have pointed out, the Delta planes flown are cosmetically falling apart, from brown paneling to ripped seats and seatback pockets. Still worse, their "updated" interiors don't ...

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by azstagecoach
Sat Mar 25, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Drinking Water: Real Problems, Real Solutions
Replies: 35
Views: 3943

Drinking Water: Real Problems, Real Solutions

First off, this is my very first post on a.net, and I am thrilled. I love this place! We know the drinking water is a serious problem, and that "bring your own water," while practical, is not the long-term solution. Now I know there are plenty of threads about drinking water on planes, consisting mo...

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