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by zippyjet
Sun Jan 25, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Are They Now?
Replies: 0
Views: 2082

How Are They Now?

I'm curious as to how they are doing years after their too close encounter with death. The sole survivor of Northwest flight 255 back in August of 1987 was a then 4 year old girl named Cecelia Cichan. One of the handful of survivors in the 1982 Air Florida disaster was a flight attendant named Kelly...

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by zippyjet
Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Supersonic Passenger Aircraft?
Replies: 47
Views: 8471

RE: Next Supersonic Passenger Aircraft?

What goes around comes around. Now in this age of terrorism and faltering economies, hypersonic air travel is passe. Especially with the advent of the Internet. But, human nature is fickle. All of a sudden, Bush is talking about space exploration to the moon and Mars. A few years ago, that notion wa...

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by zippyjet
Fri Jan 23, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ghost Of Flight 401
Replies: 38
Views: 14350

RE: Ghost Of Flight 401

You may want to check out the Coast To Coast <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> website. This is a daily radio show that is syndicated and runs in the graveyard hours. They cover stuff like aliens, <acronym title="Ethiopian Airlines">ET</acronym>'s, the occult, Nostradamus and other such stuff...

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by zippyjet
Thu Jan 22, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airliner Songs
Replies: 35
Views: 7515

RE: Jet Airliner Songs

Cool thread  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> However, that Albert Hammond song represented some of the worst music from a decade (at least in my opinion that generally sucked; disco, You Light Up My Life, The Osmond Brothers). Well, folks fasten your seat b...

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by zippyjet
Sat Jan 10, 2004 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4067

RE: Eastern Airlines Service

Re: Eastern was a great airline. Low fares and very good service. When I was a kid, I remember flying on their 727's and 707's (I think) to Florida. You were close. Not to split hairs, Eastern flew the Boeing 720. The 720 being based on the 707 but shorter range. Eastern was one of the few airlines ...

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by zippyjet
Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oh My God, How Can An Airplane Be So U-G-L-Y!
Replies: 48
Views: 16422

RE: Oh My God, How Can An Airplane Be So U-G-L-Y!

Believe it or not this "fugly" cute tubby prop was featured in "Goldfinger." The evil henchman Oddjob complete with his killer bowler hat cheauffered Goldfinger and their funny looking car somewhere in Austria or Germany. This bird, Goldfinger and Oddjob went well with each other!  <img src="/d...

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by zippyjet
Thu Jan 08, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Biggest Airport Never Built!
Replies: 0
Views: 3288

The Biggest Airport Never Built!

In the late 60's and early 70's the buzz in commercial aviation besides SST 1 was the proposed "South Florida Jetport." This was supposed to be at the time the world's largest sized airport. Located somewhere in the Everglades it was to supercede <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), U...

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by zippyjet
Wed Jan 07, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Original Airline Disaster Movie?
Replies: 31
Views: 6798

RE: Original Airline Disaster Movie?

I remember a black and white moldy oldie called "Zero Hour." This cinematic tour de force was made in 1957 in beautiful black and white. This was the flick that Airplane was patterned after. There was another airline disaster movie from like around 1961 also in beautiful black and white. I forgot it...

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by zippyjet
Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes
Replies: 22
Views: 8297

RE: Do Airlines Still Give Children Any Keepsakes

We have some plastic but cool looking wings with the @ in the middle. For our UMNR's we give them a pin with our logo. Company protocol instructs us to label this pin with the flight number. When I'm dealing out those pins, I draw a cartoon airplane and anachronistic pop culture sayings. <acronym ti...

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by zippyjet
Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-rev Ethics
Replies: 27
Views: 3825

RE: Non-rev Ethics

I agree with the above comments. However, my cardinal rule is to do unto others as you would or expect done to you. I personally feel if done in a nice way it does not hurt to ask. If this is for 2 seats next to each other. Bear in mind, that you may end up in a middle seat or, in the back of the pl...

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by zippyjet
Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extremely Rude Airline Passengers
Replies: 28
Views: 10566

RE: Extremely Rude Airline Passengers

I feel the holidays bring out that special brand of churls behavior. Believe it or not Thanksgiving went very smooth for us.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggthumpup.gif" ALT="Big thumbs up"> Passengers were on time or early, even smiled and wished us happy turkey day. They seemed to know w...

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by zippyjet
Sat Jan 03, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tired Of Complains!
Replies: 11
Views: 2736

RE: Tired Of Complains!

For those that find posts by representatives within the airline industry that awful, just ignore the post. And, regarding N6376m's clever reply; please don't get to explicit because you will give US. Government workers and paper pushers in other industries grandiose ideas for taking more holiday's a...

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by zippyjet
Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Airport Security Really Works!
Replies: 1
Views: 2751

RE: How Airport Security Really Works!

On my computer, the audio was hard to understand. I heard a chick with a British accent say nice luggage. Cool thread. Let me add some humor. You know the diarrhea commercial where people having the runs get caught in the worst places. Where will you be when your diarrhea medicine craps out? They ha...

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by zippyjet
Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Passengers Just Dont Learn
Replies: 18
Views: 3670

RE: Airline Passengers Just Don't Learn

It ceases to amaze me that almost 18 months after 911 people still do what they want even if it is dangerous in a commercial airliner. I personally feel, that a lot of these pathetic souls will blame everyone and everything but themselves. "I'm afraid of flying." "I'm being picked on because I'm----...

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by zippyjet
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Funniest Thing You Have Ever Seen?
Replies: 20
Views: 5290

RE: The Funniest Thing You Have Ever Seen?

Well, here are two of my contributions to the humorous side of commercial aviation. I work as a Customer Service Agent at the ticket counter and the gate. I can laugh at myself. In both instances, everyone laughed with me not at me. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, ...

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by zippyjet
Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Slogans For Airlines
Replies: 55
Views: 4317

RE: Slogans For Airlines

1. For Ghana Air: You can smell the experience (dried fish heads) 2. Aerofloat: Ve stay ink air now 3. Hooters: Our girls jiggle but, our planes do not wiggle 4. Air France: Bonjour; we don't like Americans but, we have the most flights from our country to the United States. Some fictitious airlines...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Goes Around Comes Around!
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

What Goes Around Comes Around!

This is in response to the very good thread about what bugs you at the airport. Being an airline employee, I can share some insight with humor. 1. Those @#$%^ cell phones! You know those folks who feel the world revolves around them and their cell phone conversation. Recently at the ticket counter o...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 27, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oversold Flights Pre-And Post-Christmas
Replies: 19
Views: 3703

RE: Oversold Flights Pre-And Post-Christmas

Believe it or not, the craziest day for us (Air Tran-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>) so far has been Christmas day! Any southbound flight was packed. Heading towards Boston, Rochester or <acronym title="Milwaukee - Gene...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Is In Need Of A New Paint Scheme
Replies: 142
Views: 22462

RE: Which Airline Is In Need Of A New Paint Scheme

Delta! This boring generic wavy gravy 70's throwback has got to go. Back to the widget! Or, the interim scheme.

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Government Operated Or Private Sector?
Replies: 0
Views: 1433

Government Operated Or Private Sector?

How many major airports are government owned and operated verses private sector? Please give feedback on the pro and cons of both?  Confused  Smile

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 26, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Unexpected Sighting....
Replies: 50
Views: 5586

RE: Your Most Unexpected Sighting....

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 26, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air's JFK Terminal
Replies: 10
Views: 11200

RE: Tower Air's JFK Terminal

I flew Tower on my honeymoon back in June of 1995. <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>. What I remember of the terminal was the fact that it lo...

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 25, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can You Land This Airplane?
Replies: 80
Views: 12335

RE: Can You Land This Airplane?

That music is hypnotic. I think Jamie Lee Curtis is going to jump out at me in a skimpy little leotard all sweaty from teaching aerobics. I felt like Corky must have (Life Goes On) when he crashed the drivers education car twice! I've littered the airport landscape with plenty of debris!  <img ...

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 25, 2003 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Ruined Its Previous Livery?
Replies: 35
Views: 4498

Ruined Livers

Airlines that "chop suied" their classic livers: 1. Delta! Widget is timeless; Even the interim lilvery had classs and would have been a decent successor. But the current with the wavy gravy generic tail art is boring! Sort of like 70's pop art. <img src="/discussions/graphics/yeahsure.gif" ALT...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widget, Interim, Or The Wavy Gravy?
Replies: 56
Views: 5832

RE: Widget, Interim, Or The Wavy Gravy?

Personally, I feel the "Wavy Gravy" is too generic. The Widget is timeless. The Interim design is evolutionary.  Laugh out loud

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 21, 2003 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Tupolev Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3226

RE: Two Tupolev Questions

How do you spell FUGLY? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/453688/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/453688/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/8/8/6/453688.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" ...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Hit TV Series About Commercial Aviation!
Replies: 0
Views: 2833

No Hit TV Series About Commercial Aviation!

It is amazing that there has never been a long running blockbuster <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> series about commercial aviation. A few have come and gone. There are <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> shows about fit hot women in skimpy bikinis eating la...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Flight On Widebodies
Replies: 116
Views: 13615

RE: Short Flight On Widebodies

<br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/001405/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/001405/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/0/4/001405.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" width="200" h...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 21, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Walmart Had An Airline.....
Replies: 149
Views: 19408

RE: If Walmart Had An Airline.....

Ellwood: If Wal Mart Air (Smile) invaded Sunnyvale, this would make a great scooby gang reunion. Willow, Faith, and Buffy with Spike as the leader would investigate this phenom as a possible new demon force. Especially when the Wal Marters do their "Stepford ra rah schtick!" They would try to keep B...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 20, 2003 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Memorable Eastern Airlines Experience.
Replies: 4
Views: 2344

RE: Most Memorable Eastern Airlines Experience.

I was five years old and flew on my first jet. It was an Eastern Boeing 720 from <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>. Back then, the airport...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 20, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Walmart Had An Airline.....
Replies: 149
Views: 19408

RE: If Walmart Had An Airline.....

Oops, my fault for the provincialism. "Smile" adds the fictitious towns of Pine Valley, Port Charles, Genoa City, and other soap opera city's. And possible Sunnyvale, Ca. Where the scooby gang (Buffy and friends fight vampires). In the year 2023: "Smile" begins extra terrestial service to the planet...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Walmart Had An Airline.....
Replies: 149
Views: 19408

RE: If Walmart Had An Airline.....

Their name would be "Smile." And their logo would be a yellow smiley face with a mullet and a female smiley face with a Dolly Parton bouffant beehive hairdo. Around the windows would be a smiling wheelchair icon. Hub system would consist of: 1. Orlando 2. The twin cities of Essex and Dundalk, Maryla...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 19, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would You Change In Your Airport?
Replies: 75
Views: 8469

RE: What Would You Change In Your Airport?

Regarding "Worldperks" very constructive suggestions; Concourse D is like a trip back to "That 70's Airport." The lower gates hail from when <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>'s current infrastructure opened back in '79. As...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines Sadly Missed
Replies: 72
Views: 4668

RE: Eastern Airlines Sadly Missed

Boy, do I miss "The Wings Of Man!" Growing up, Eastern was the airline from the airport formerly known as Friendship now <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>. Friendship was a small quaint airport. If not for Eastern, Alleghe...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ILG Commercial Flights To Delaware
Replies: 4
Views: 3197

ILG Commercial Flights To Delaware

Please settle a bet; Back in the 60's and 70's <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> (United) and <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> (Eastern) had jet flights in and out of ILG Greater Wilmington (Delaware) Airport. Besides the commuter USAIR puddle jumpers...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IT'S Official! The 7E7 Is Going Ahead!
Replies: 40
Views: 7063

RE: IT'S Official! The 7E7 Is Going Ahead!

Cool! When I think of this airplane I think of Mack The Knife. "Oh when the shark bites" Because of the funky looking shark fin tail. Best of luck Boeing. Now, start planning the really innovative revolutionary bird. i.e. Next generation HSCT. I'm 47 years young and I plan to fly on one in my lifeti...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The MD-12"
Replies: 2
Views: 3175

RE: "The MD-12"

Thank you F9Widebody. That was the picture I saw way back. I knew, I was not hallucinating! Zippyjet  Smile

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "The MD-12"
Replies: 2
Views: 3175

"The MD-12"

Several years back I saw a drawing for a wide bodied 4 holer called the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-12. It sort of resembles the new A380. Obviously this was prior to the merger into Boeing. Where can I find photos and does anyone have any detailed information. As with the Airbus be...

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by zippyjet
Wed Dec 17, 2003 8:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Seat On A Plane
Replies: 54
Views: 5866

Favorite Seat On Plane

On our 717's <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/075352/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/075352/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/5/3/075352.jpg" ALT="Click here for bigger photo!" border="0" ...

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by zippyjet
Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 808 Announcement "Expected"
Replies: 73
Views: 23561

RE: Boeing 808 Announcement "Expected"

Save the "808" designation for the revolutionary bird that will most likely follow the 7E7. Which, will probably be crowned 787 and 797. If an when a Sonic Cruiser or better yet new HSCT debuts as Boeing's breakthrough airliner then, graduate to the "8 series." Or, as was proposed with the original ...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 14, 2003 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paper Tickets From Down Below
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

RE: Paper Tickets From Down Below

Regarding this post. There is a serious problem with a lot of these bookings through these Internet third party brokers. More paper work, aggravation, money and time is expounded on the passengers and us within the airline industry. Hidden charges and incompetence. Now with paperless ticketing, pass...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ignorant Questions Or Statements.
Replies: 125
Views: 10472

RE: Ignorant Questions Or Statements.

I get this especially from Boston passengers who make lateness an art form. Can't you run out and hold the plane? I'd love to but there is no tether strong enough to lasso a 717!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> "Do I get a discount for paying cash? du...

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by zippyjet
Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paper Tickets From Down Below
Replies: 11
Views: 2547

Paper Tickets From Down Below

How do you spell aggravation? There are several ways. In this litigious society, I'm not going to divulge the full names however there are three that are a pain in the you know what! Or,Tra and Exp have caused us at the ticket counter and gates and especially the passenger much hassle and aggravatio...

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by zippyjet
Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial New United Paint Scheme Preview
Replies: 85
Views: 18760

RE: Unofficial New United Paint Scheme Preview

The last two UA liveries are my first choice. Or, take the tail designs from the last two and adopt them design number 2. The first picture is just plain FUGLY!

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Jet Lag - How Boeing Blew It."
Replies: 44
Views: 12093

RE: "Jet Lag - How Boeing Blew It."

Excellent assorted posts! I am part of the camp that feels Boeing is resting on their past victories and becoming "Our father's commercial jet." However, I feel there is still hope. Regarding the 7E7, I'm not sure. My gut intuition feels that Boeing should be developing innovative birds such as the ...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last 727 Flight You Took
Replies: 147
Views: 12216

RE: Last 727 Flight You Took

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would You Change In Your Airport?
Replies: 75
Views: 8469

RE: What Would You Change In Your Airport?

Some additional <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> changes/improvements: 1. New concession contract 2. Expanded eateries and decent ones with decent service that are 24/7! 3. Bring back a 24 hour switchboard. Besides our fl...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would You Change In Your Airport?
Replies: 75
Views: 8469

RE: What Would You Change In Your Airport?

Some additional <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> changes/improvements: 1. New concession contract 2. Expanded eateries and decent ones with decent service that are 24/7! 3. Bring back a 24 hour switchboard. Besides our fl...

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by zippyjet
Fri Dec 12, 2003 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would You Change In Your Airport?
Replies: 75
Views: 8469

RE: What Would You Change In Your Airport?

Better plane spotting; an outdoor observation deck like the good old days. I could go on and on with this thread. I'll expand later. However, <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> is state owned and state operated. It is time ...

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by zippyjet
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Were They Thinking?
Replies: 3
Views: 2573

What Were They Thinking?

Love em or hate em; here are some unique airline advertisements I remember. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/056273/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/056273/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3...

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