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by airbazar
Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 340-500 SIA Picture And More!
Replies: 65
Views: 12916

RE: 340-500 SIA Picture And More!

It's a beautiful airplane, indeed.
And if Boeing doesn't currently have anything to compete with the A345 yet, they have no one to blame but themselves for falling asleep at the wheel.

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Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4478

RE: SIA Upgrades

Problem with these "best in the world" companies is that they gamble on employees just putting up with a little less for the benefit of working for a company with great worldwide reputation. The problem with this is that it's a short lived environment. People get fed up with it, and the service suff...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Humidity In The Cabin
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

RE: Humidity In The Cabin

In order to get humidity, you need water. The longer the trip, the more water you need. the more water you carry, the heavier the aircraft. You know where this is going...  Smile

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4478

RE: SIA Upgrades

SIA never treated their crew well, as far as I can remember. C'mon, one free ticket per year only? What other airline in the World do you know that does that? The other "discounted" tickets don't count because they're discounted off of full fare and are standby seats which means, it's cheaper to buy...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!
Replies: 86
Views: 14700

RE: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!

No offense to all airline pilots out there (my father is one), but nowdays they're no more than glorified bus drivers. Their job is to take people from point A to point B in a big metal container and some airlines even treat the customers worse than the bus company. Overpaid? I don't know how much a...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP New Navigator Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 2462

RE: TAP New Navigator Seat

Wow!!! Look at that "cathedral" ceiling in the cabin  Smile
Are all A340's that spacious? I've been on a LH A340, in coach, but I hadn't noticed.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4478

RE: SIA Upgrades

Ejazz, you made my point. So it's even more restrictive than I thought.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Flight.
Replies: 153
Views: 19801

RE: Your Longest Flight.

Longest non-stop was <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, 14+ hours on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>. Longest one-way trip was <acronym title="Boston - General Edwar...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5135

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

The new runway at <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> has never been so close. The only thing keeping it from happening is Mayor Menino. But as someone already said, if a new runway means a new airline with headquarter...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4478

RE: SIA Upgrades

I believe that's correct. I've been told that family members of an SIA employee do not get upgrades unless the employee is at a certain level. For example, the wife of a captain can, and almost always gets an upgrade, while the wife of a first officer won't unless she pays for it. <acronym title="Sa...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WHO Cares About First Class
Replies: 112
Views: 8852

RE: WHO Cares About First Class

First is cool because most people who travel in First class don't actually pay for it  Smile

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5135

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

Ual747, <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> is centrally located between London and the US West Coast  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> From the article, I gather that VirginUSA would work a...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Got One Over An Airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 4256

RE: Ever Got One Over An Airline?

Back in the days when there was actual student fares, I used my old student id (I was no longer a student), to get cheaper tickets  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5135

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

If VirginUSA were to have a hub in <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>, that would make <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> a great cand...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN Beef Up PVD & MHT To Combat B6 At BOS?
Replies: 13
Views: 4732

RE: Will WN Beef Up PVD & MHT To Combat B6 At BOS?

MHT, <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>, and <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> do not compete with each other. They each serve different areas. <...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salute To Airbus
Replies: 28
Views: 4886

RE: Salute To Airbus

I like both. I find the 777 a beauty, and there's nothing like a 744. But what I like about Airbus is that they're doing what Boeing used to do: Innovating! Boeing nowdays has become too conservative, too content with following rather than leading. Airbus seems to be the one of the two that takes th...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3727

RE: Supersonic Engines

I really have a hard time believing that 30+ year-old technology like the Olympus can't be improved on. In my opinion, the only reason it hasn't been done is because no one tried.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Beautiful Airport In The World?
Replies: 37
Views: 10947

RE: Most Beautiful Airport In The World?

Are we talking most beautifull airport, or most beautiful airport setting? MLE has a great setting but the airport facilities don't appear to be anything special. For most beautifull airport I'd have to say Bilbao is just stunning. Kansai too, seems very beautiful.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking For Custom Built Models
Replies: 2
Views: 7627

Looking For Custom Built Models

Can anyone recomend a place that will custom build a DC-3? I have pictures of the livery and I'd like to have one built and custom painted. I'm not looking for a cheap plastic model, the kind you buy at a Toys-R-Us either  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Oldest Plane In The Major Carriers?
Replies: 66
Views: 17018

RE: What Is The Oldest Plane In The Major Carriers?

Back to that JAL 747-146B/SR/SUD picture. Could that be the wrong picture?
That looks like a 743 to me. I always thought that the extended upper deck started with the 743. I didn't know that there are -100 series 747's with an upper deck like that.

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Twice Daily MAN
Replies: 17
Views: 2898

RE: SQ Twice Daily MAN

The 744 is very capable of doing <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> non-stop. <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> chose to do it with a stop in BOM, st...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public
Replies: 44
Views: 4258

RE: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public

It will never happen. At least not in the foreseeable future. I know this is hard to envision, but airports will have to change and adapt, even if it means rebuilding.

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Going To Be In BOS
Replies: 3
Views: 4175

RE: Anyone Going To Be In BOS

Hey watch it. Some of use live here and love it. Tomorrow Nov 1st the forecast calls for 75 and sunny. Boston drivers are not rude. Everybody else's just too boring  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> And the Big Dig is nearly gone. Driving from the airpo...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 01, 2003 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Wants 15 B744
Replies: 25
Views: 4467

RE: Cathay Wants 15 B744

SQ, that's where thay'll get the 744's. SQ, is replacing their 744's with 777's. In a couple of years there won't many 744's in SQ's fleet, if any at all.

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by airbazar
Wed Oct 29, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do U Prefer Non-stop Flights Or Stopping Enroute?
Replies: 21
Views: 5633

RE: Do U Prefer Non-stop Flights Or Stopping Enroute?

If it's short to medium haul flights, (i.e. less that 7 hours), I prefer it to be non-stop. If it's long haul, I'd rather have one stop in the middle.

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 27, 2003 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Carriers: why have some the EU flag painted and others not?
Replies: 15
Views: 6702

RE: European Carriers: Why Have Some The EU Flag Painted And Others No

I guess some people have a hard time understanding that most Europeans are really not the flag carrying types. In fact, that's considered bordeline tacky  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Most European airlines do have the countries flag however. I supp...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 27, 2003 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next SSC?
Replies: 31
Views: 2559

RE: Next SSC?

Back to the International cooperation theory. Isn't that how every commercial airplane is built nowdays? Boeings are not built wholy in the US, and Airbuses are not built wholy in France. Different companies with different technologies, all around the World need to come together to build an airplane...

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA / VS Advertisements In USA Today
Replies: 25
Views: 4790

RE: BA / VS Advertisements In USA Today

You're right. Details, details  Smile/happy/getting dizzy That Branson guy really is sneaky.

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 25, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA / VS Advertisements In USA Today
Replies: 25
Views: 4790

RE: BA / VS Advertisements In USA Today

Well, the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> add is wrong in its disclaimer: <B>"Virgin Atlantic Airways is not affiliated with Concorde nor associated with any airline or company that has owned and operated Concorde."</B> Uh, hello. Isn't Virgin Atlantic partly o...

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 25, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Live On TV Now
Replies: 92
Views: 10133

RE: Concorde Live On TV Now

I wouldn't say it's a great day in aviation history. More like a very sad day in aviation history. A step backwards almost, if you will. A lateral move at best  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?
Replies: 25
Views: 2940

RE: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?

B2707SST, yes, supersonic overflight of the US was banned long before Concorde ever flew, but they had to know during the design and production phases that there would be a sonic boom.

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?
Replies: 25
Views: 2940

RE: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?

Just yesterday CNBC had the CEO of, I think it was NetJets, on the air. They claimed that their growth this year was upwards of 150%. The economy might be bad but that's just for us regular folk  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> There is a lot of money ...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?
Replies: 25
Views: 2940

RE: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?

Captaingomes, yes, Europe also prohibits supersonic flight but that came after the precedent set by the US. Fact is, Boeing was too deep in the 747 program and couldn't afford to build a competitor to the Concorde. So the US government prohibited overflight in the US by the Concorde. Today, prohibit...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IFE: Really That Important?
Replies: 49
Views: 4682

RE: IFE: Really That Important?

I've flown <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> over a dozen times. Still not worth the IFE. Especially if you're the kind who likes to sleep on long overnight flights like me, and you have to put up with the person next to you laughing and jerking around while playing the freekin' Ninte...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?
Replies: 25
Views: 2940

RE: Status Of Supersonic Bizjets?

I think we'll see them sooner than anyone expected. The market is primed for it. Mainly, all the airport hassles that make people waste more time than ever on regular flights. The sales of corporate jets have skyrocketed since 9/11. As ThirtyEcho mentioned, the Citation X can already touch the super...

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Transfer At IAD
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

RE: Transfer At IAD

I've done <acronym title="Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany">MUC</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acr...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Had To Have Been A Controversial Idea...
Replies: 17
Views: 4832

RE: This Had To Have Been A Controversial Idea...

Why all that. Just have Boeing build a commerical supersonic airplane, and we'll see whether it's allowed to fly over US cities or not. Well... they'll still need someone to buy it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The 2 Engine Design Hurt Boeing?
Replies: 99
Views: 15908

RE: Has The 2 Engine Design Hurt Boeing?

Ironically there has been a very recent incident where an A330 lost both engines over the Atlantic (Air Transat), and landed safely. Luckily they were very close to the Azores. I can't remember a recent inicident where a 4 engine airplane has lost 2 engines. My point is, there are other factores bes...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has The 2 Engine Design Hurt Boeing?
Replies: 99
Views: 15908

RE: Has The 2 Engine Design Hurt Boeing?

Some posters here are saying that 2 engines are more efficient than 4. I always thought it was the other way around because a twin's burn rate is much higher than a quad. At least that's what I've read in the past. So what is it, really?

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Flies Into Frankfurt
Replies: 14
Views: 3310

RE: Who Flies Into Frankfurt

I've flown many times via <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> but never to <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. The abundane of efficient connections and it's great geographic location m...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IFE: Really That Important?
Replies: 49
Views: 4682

RE: IFE: Really That Important?

Personally I don't even look for it, no matter how long the flight. Price, schedule, route, ff program, are all far more important. I also don't care much for meals. If there isn't one, I'll bring my own. Just give me the cheapest ticket you can give me with a short connection and <acronym title="To...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 21, 2003 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Service To Cuba From US: Post Castro
Replies: 26
Views: 6827

RE: Air Service To Cuba From US: Post Castro

JGPH1A, it doesn't matter who comes after Castro, or whether there is democracy or not, just as long as it's not Castro that's all that matter in US politics. I mean, we do business, and have done business in countries far worse than Cuba. The embargo as it currently stands is nothing but a stuborn ...

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by airbazar
Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US To Search Aircraft After Boxcutters Found
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

RE: US To Search Aircraft After Boxcutters Found

It's not only possible. It's the most likely scenario in my opinion. Some punk out to have some fun with the TSA.

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has USA-Germany Traffic Decreased In Last Years?
Replies: 20
Views: 3945

RE: Has USA-Germany Traffic Decreased In Last Years?

What large businesses do you have in Berlin? Answer that and you might find out why there's no demand for a flights to/from Berlin. Also, American leisure travelers don't exactly think of former East Germany as a great place to go on vacation.

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by airbazar
Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea For Expanding London Capacity
Replies: 22
Views: 3392

RE: Idea For Expanding London Capacity

The theory of splitting intercontinental flights and "domestic" flights is a bad one and it will never fly. Not just in <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> but in any major airport. Why? Because it would eliminate most transfer traffic. Today I can go from <...

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by airbazar
Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Regional Launched
Replies: 25
Views: 4065

RE: Lufthansa Regional Launched

I have a theory for all these "dumb" names. I think they're trying too hard to come up with names that sound good to the international audience and a lot of it is getting lost in the translation. I travel to Germany and Austria often and I notice these many times. For a German speaking person "Lufth...

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by airbazar
Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does Everyone Love The DC-10?
Replies: 40
Views: 7091

RE: Why Does Everyone Love The DC-10?

Not so much for looks. Personally I like the looks of the 777 or 747 a lot more, but the DC-10 has the best jumpseat window of any airplane I've ever been on and as a non-rev who often had to travel in the jumpseat to go from A to B, this is the best plane to do it  <img src="/discussions/graph...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Buys Heathrow Slots From UA
Replies: 54
Views: 8391

RE: BA Buys Heathrow Slots From UA

PVD757, I'm not familiar with the details of Bermuda2, but I'm almost certain that <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym>, <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">...

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by airbazar
Mon Oct 13, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Expending?
Replies: 58
Views: 5057

RE: JetBlue Expending?

What's GRR? And why the surprise in JetBlue's expansion to <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>? Boston was one of the cities <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> wanted from the very beginning but didn't...

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