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by Mir
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 What's Next
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

RE: 747 What's Next

<i>How many high capacity ultra longhaul routes do you know that can't be filled by A.) Current 744s. B.) 777-200LRs (albeit with less capacity. C.) Baseline A380s.</i> Not that many. Which is exactly why I think Boeing would be wasting money to develop a new 747 variant. I think the 400ER will be a...

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by Mir
Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Carriers And The 773ER
Replies: 14
Views: 4517

RE: US Carriers And The 773ER

NWs 742 are going to have to be replaced soon, and the 773ER and A346 are the prime candidates. I think both have equal chance (maybe the 346 has a bit of an edge since NW has been ordering Airbus recently). I would love to see the 346 in NWs colors.

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by Mir
Mon Jan 12, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is The Airbus A320?
Replies: 33
Views: 11283

RE: How Is The Airbus A320?

I haven't flown a 737NG to date, but I can say that I much prefer NWs 320s to its 757s, and its DC9s. It is noisy right around the engines, but all planes are noisy, so it makes little difference. You'll also probably hear a noise that sounds like a wounded dog coming from the hold. It's only the hy...

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by Mir
Sun Jan 11, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Be Your Airline Fantasy?
Replies: 33
Views: 5125

RE: What Would Be Your Airline Fantasy?

To have UA's Channel 9 on every airline.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos From The Flight Deck Post 911
Replies: 29
Views: 6655

RE: Photos From The Flight Deck Post 911

<i>Last time I checked, there was nothing confidential in a Triple Seven flightdeck.</i> Especially with a popular plane like the 777, you can learn as much sitting in your chair at home as you can during a flight deck visit if you have a good quality simulator, available for about 30 bucks. Why den...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Show Febuary To Feature Anet. Members.
Replies: 13
Views: 2981

RE: Concorde Show Febuary To Feature Anet. Members.

Or better yet... What about a very lvery last flight on Concorde only for a.netters ?? LOL

Dibs on the cockpit jumpseat.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you think the Airbus 380 routes will be?
Replies: 32
Views: 8391

What do you think the Airbus 380 routes will be?

I don't think you'll see <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Virgin already operates the 346 to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy Intern...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush To Announce Missions To Mars, Moon
Replies: 45
Views: 3052

RE: Bush To Announce Missions To Mars, Moon

Yes, it's about time, but this guy is biting off way more than the country can chew financially. One cannot fight a constant war, send people to a different planet, and cut taxes at the same time and hope to remain with anything to keep quality of life in this country (which is already going down) a...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 53
Views: 25440

RE: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?

As far as I know, there are the typical cruise speeds: 0.92 Citation X (test-flown to .98! WOW!) 0.85 744 0.84 777 0.82 A330/340 0.80 767/757 (sometimes .81) 0.79 A32X and 737NG (can go up to .81 or .82, but not that efficiently) 0.77 older 737s (anywhere from .74 to .79) and of course, 2.02 for Con...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Airport In The World?
Replies: 42
Views: 20712

RE: Biggest Airport In The World?

If only that roof didn't look so wierd....

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 53
Views: 25440

RE: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?

Slamclick, thanks very much for the explanation! So, if I understand correctly, the fact that the drop in fuselage area caused by the hump tapering off offsets the wing-to-fuselage attachments makes the 744 more efficent? In that case, what do almost all other planes do (like the 777 and A330) to mi...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The A380 Now?
Replies: 13
Views: 3004

RE: Why The A380 Now?

The US will see 380s yes, but I don't think they'll be on the east coast, and apart from FedEx, they won't be US airlines.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 53
Views: 25440

RE: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?

Could someone please explain the concept of area ruling? I'm not exactly sure what it is and what effect it has on the plane.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Prefer?
Replies: 15
Views: 3408

RE: What Do You Prefer?

I prefer daylight except for one circumstance - when flying over a thunderstorm. The lightning against the dark sky is enough to take your breath away.

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why The A380 Now?
Replies: 13
Views: 3004

RE: Why The A380 Now?

Airbus has made sure that airports will be able to accomodate the 380 (with a few exceptions *coughcoughLAXcoughcough*), so I don't think that will be a problem (I think <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> is on the list or ready or will-be-re...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 53
Views: 25440

RE: Why Is 747 Fastest Commercial Jet?

Fastest civilian aircarft built these days is Cessna's Citation X, crusies at Mach .92!!! <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/479680/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/479680...

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by Mir
Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funniest Delays
Replies: 53
Views: 6611

RE: Funniest Delays

My Swissair flight from New York to Geneva was once postponed until the following morning because a pilot was not available. On the way back, we learned that the reason he was not available was that he had been arrested in a New York nightclub for "indecent exposure."

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by Mir
Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP A318's
Replies: 24
Views: 3164

RE: HP A318's

No, I was meaning Frontier, but I got the two codes mixed up. Strangely, this always happens with America West and Frontier. My fault. Disregard everything I said (though it does represent my opinion on Frontier).

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by Mir
Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smallest Airline Terminal
Replies: 92
Views: 10933

RE: Smallest Airline Terminal

Don't know the code for it, but Treasure Cay in the Bahamas. One room for arrivals (with customs), one room for departures.

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by Mir
Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A.A. Passenger Arrested
Replies: 11
Views: 2754

RE: A.A. Passenger Arrested

<i>I have seen many people rush for the lav when the seatbelt sign is turned on for landing, and seldom are they told to sit back down.</i> Running back to the lav is one thing. Standing outside the flight deck door is quite another, even if there is a bathroom there. What are the security officials...

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by Mir
Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP A318's
Replies: 24
Views: 3164

RE: HP A318's

Boeing should have never closed that line in the first place, but that said, I still don't think Frontier will get any 757s, new or used. They seem to have decided to go all-Airbus, and I think they'll stick with that. Though if they really want to expand transcontinental routes, maybe the 321s aren...

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by Mir
Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC 'heavies'
Replies: 16
Views: 11319

RE: ATC 'heavies'

Might it have something to do with wake turbulence generation?

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by Mir
Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP A318's
Replies: 24
Views: 3164

RE: HP A318's

<i>Boeing order?? Perhaps a 737-900X. If it can operate with pax and freight loads on long-hauls out of <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> and <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> in th...

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by Mir
Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Concorde
Replies: 23
Views: 2830

RE: Fly Concorde

To get the chance to fly as high and as fast as most military pilots, I can only say one thing:

Hook me up.

Of course, obtaining the money would be a major obstacle....

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by Mir
Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Plans For JetBlue For The Midwest?
Replies: 17
Views: 5249

RE: Any Plans For JetBlue For The Midwest?

They're going to have to get more room at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> in the near future. Terminal 6 isn't that big, and I'm sure it's getting crowded. It's also the worst one at <acronym title="New York - John F. Ke...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pet Pev
Replies: 19
Views: 2073

RE: Pet Pev

When you book a window seat, then arrive at the airport to find you've been bumped to the middle by someone with higher "priority"

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by Mir
Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Cancelling Foreign Flts From Threats...
Replies: 11
Views: 2367

RE: US Cancelling Foreign Flts From Threats...

Also, sometimes the USA seems terrified about terrorism, and thats exactly what the terrorists set out to do. If you let them scare you away from flying, then you might aswell let them win.

Unfortunately, I think you're exactly right. We are doing just that. How I wish you were wrong.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Keep Your Legs Crossed For 14 Hours!
Replies: 35
Views: 4684

RE: Keep Your Legs Crossed For 14 Hours!

There's a difference between forming large groups and forming a line for the restrooms. I should hope both the US government and the airlines realize this. Though it sounds ridiculous (and it got a few "they can't be serious" laughs when it was announced on a flight I was on recently) I'm sure this ...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Cancelling Foreign Flts From Threats...
Replies: 11
Views: 2367

RE: US Canceling Foreign Flts From Threats...

With regard to question 2, I think that after 9/11 the US got its act together with airline security and immigration, and that terrorists would now find it exponentially harder to get onto a plane with anything that could do damage, or even to get into the country at all. So the attention turns else...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying By Yourself
Replies: 42
Views: 3901

RE: Flying By Yourself

Lucky you, I have always been in economy. I now fly a lot by myself, and transatlantic crossings have become routine.

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by Mir
Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Humorous Radio Transmissions
Replies: 94
Views: 24077

RE: Humorous Radio Transmissions

Probably legend, but still:

Controller: Speedbird Concorde XXX, could you descend 18,000 feet in the next 20 miles?
Pilot: Oh, I daresay I could, old chap, but I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to bring the aeroplane with me....

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by Mir
Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TCX To Stop US Flights If Sky Marshalls On A/c
Replies: 32
Views: 6258

RE: TCX To Stop US Flights If Sky Marshals On A/c

Reading this, I couldn't help have the thought that the crew could just announce that there was an air Marshall onboard the flight so that even if there wasn't, any terrorists would think twice about trying anything. Just the possibility of it might be enough of a deterrent. I just think guns and pl...

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by Mir
Wed Jan 07, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying By Yourself
Replies: 42
Views: 3901

RE: Flying By Yourself

I was 9, and flew back from Paris to New York (might have been Newark) on Air France. I didn't much appreciate my parents doing that to me. I got stuck in one of those supposed window seats on the 747-200 that didn't have a window, and I felt really cheated. And bored. They took me to see the flight...

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