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by Whisperliner
Sun Jan 26, 2003 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Captain Held Back Due To Drinking
Replies: 8
Views: 3326

RE: BA Captain Held Back Due To Drinking

11 is quite a lot....

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by Whisperliner
Mon Jan 20, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shoe Bomb Destroys Plane In The Desert
Replies: 26
Views: 5635

RE: Shoe Bomb Destroys Plane In The Desert

"Couldn't they have used an Ex-American DC-10-10. 10 bucks says that it would have had explosive decompression before the shoe could go off"

HAHAHAHA good one =D

yeah of all planes to waste..why an L-1011 =(

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by Whisperliner
Sun Jan 05, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difference Between Low Cost And Network Carriers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12700

RE: Difference Between Low Cost And Network Carriers?

<b> Are you willing to pay the price to cover the costs to bring that meal to the plane and heat it up in flight? The problem the "network" carriers face is that the passengers they have demand "low fare prices" but expect "high fare service". If you find a flight on Southwest that United will beat,...

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by Whisperliner
Sat Jan 04, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Difference Between Low Cost And Network Carriers?
Replies: 11
Views: 12700

RE: Difference Between Low Cost And Network Carriers?

....to me the name and the image means a lot- that is why I alway choose to fly a network carrier (ie United,AA,TWA). I'd personally pay a few dollars more to sit in a plane labled "luxury jet" then a plane people think of as a "cattle car" (even if the former is just pretending to be luxurious...at...

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by Whisperliner
Mon Dec 23, 2002 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Excuze Me F/A, This Passenger Is Middleastern"
Replies: 230
Views: 8069

RE: "Excuze Me F/A, This Passenger Is Middleastern"

If this story were to be a lie..then I am sure the whole "passport factor" would have been included in the original story. Had the FA wanted to create a lie to "bash Americans" then I am sure he would have made his story as plausable as possible. It is illogical to make up such an incredible story i...

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by Whisperliner
Fri Dec 13, 2002 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Japanese Businessman Slaps CX F/a Inflight
Replies: 29
Views: 2376

RE: Japanese Businessman Slaps CX F/a Inflight

If I was on that flight I would have kicked his @ss...I'm Chinese, I would have shown him some national pride....

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by Whisperliner
Tue Dec 10, 2002 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Building And Hotel In NYC
Replies: 28
Views: 6848

RE: Pan Am Building And Hotel In NYC

wasn't there a helicopter accident, that shut down the heliport in the late 70's?

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by Whisperliner
Thu Nov 21, 2002 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Replace 747s With -- 707s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3854

RE: UA To Replace 747s With -- 707s?

Even though this thread is about a typo...I personally found it to interesting, and quite amusing actually. Imagine if UA seriously considered brining back 707s, just the thought is hillarious. Anyways I think this typo is relevant to the topics generally discussed here and probably amused several p...

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by Whisperliner
Thu Nov 21, 2002 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Replace 747s With -- 707s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3854

RE: UA To Replace 747s With -- 707s?

Even though this thread is about a typo...I personally found it to interesting, and quite amusing actually. Imagine if UA seriously considered brining back 707s, just the thought is hillarious. Anyways I think this typo is relevant to the topics generally discussed here and probably amused several p...

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by Whisperliner
Sat Sep 14, 2002 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Widebodies In The Early 1970s?
Replies: 21
Views: 3506

RE: Widebodies In The Early 1970s?

I was wondering how the lounges work..can anyone who is in that section use it? Does the lounges often get crowded- if so how is that situation handled? Also what is offered in the lounge- besides more room is it more comfortable there?

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by Whisperliner
Sat Sep 14, 2002 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ghost Of Eastern Airlines
Replies: 25
Views: 14078

RE: Ghost Of Eastern Airlines

I wonder if any pictures of the L-1011 lounges exist. I really want to see what they look like with the chandelier.

I also read the book on flight 401. It mentions that the first class seats had inflatable back rests, or supports? has anyone seen this?

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by Whisperliner
Thu Sep 05, 2002 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10
Replies: 4
Views: 1132

DC-10

I was wondering if the DC-10 had individual lights for passengers?- especially DC-10's that do not have the central overhead storage bins. I looked at cabin shots of DC-10, and the center portion of the celing looks plain (especially when compared to the light fixtures and panels in the L-1011) and ...

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by Whisperliner
Sat Jul 13, 2002 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Are Now Allowed To Have Gun In Cockpit
Replies: 71
Views: 12108

RE: Pilots Are Now Allowed To Have Gun In Cockpit

"The door breaks, a foot enters the cockpit. Pilot aims gun just above leg and pulls trigger. Flight then lands safely at nearest airport to allow the terrorists body to be removed" so...if the door was bullet resistant, how are you going to shoot an assailant through the door? the bullet will most ...

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by Whisperliner
Thu Feb 28, 2002 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does TW Still Have Red/white 767s?
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

RE: Does TW Still Have Red/white 767s?

yeah I saw a few of them too. I still like the old red and white paintscheme

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by Whisperliner
Tue Feb 26, 2002 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are U Afraid To Look At Engines Through Windows?
Replies: 34
Views: 3363

For Different Reasons

I personally do not like to sit in a window seat that is too close to the engines, as I am worried that a fan blade may disintegrate and the fragments will hit and shatter the window (and I am sure you all know what happens after that)...it has happened before =(
what do u guys think?

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by Whisperliner
Mon Jan 28, 2002 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cutting Cost In A A Tricky Way
Replies: 16
Views: 1578

RE: Cutting Cost In A A Tricky Way

yeah, I think that is pretty sad. I think having pillows and blanksets add some what of a luxury and dignity of flying..like back in the day when flying was supposed to be special. If the major carriers resort to doing that, I might as well fly those no frills airlines and save money.

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by Whisperliner
Fri Jan 25, 2002 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flight 811
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

RE: United Flight 811

sorry, but how do u get that link to work, for the website? I am also wondering why united choose to repair the plane instead of scrapping or writting it off..it must have been an expensive repair, especially since it was such an old plane as it is. As a passenger I wounldnt feel very comfortable si...

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by Whisperliner
Fri Jan 25, 2002 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flight 811
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

United Flight 811

What ever happened to the 747-100 that was involved in the accident where a hole was blow out in the side of the plane due to a loss of a cargo door. I remember reading somewhere that United still operates this aircraft even thought it sustain such substancial damage (and it was very old during the ...

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by Whisperliner
Thu May 03, 2001 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If There Was An Emergency Onboard....
Replies: 11
Views: 2612

RE: If There Was An Emergency Onboard....

my worst fear is if I went to the exit only to find it blocked or didn't open. Does any one else worry about that possibility??

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by Whisperliner
Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Routes
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

TWA Routes

Hi!

Does anyone know what routes TWA used their L-1011's on? Just curious =)

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by Whisperliner
Tue Apr 17, 2001 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots That You Admire The Most
Replies: 41
Views: 3037

To: FlagshipAZ

I don't appreciate your racist comments. You are disgusting.

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by Whisperliner
Fri Apr 13, 2001 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A 737-200/727-200 Fly LAX-JFK Nonstop?
Replies: 18
Views: 3776

RE: Could A 737-200/727-200 Fly LAX-JFK Nonstop?

if the largest size 737 is about the same size as a 757...what is the biggest diffence between them? they look similar, both having the same fuselage with and twin engines. is it the range or power that is different? if they were similar, couldn't airlines uses the largest 737 (would that be the -80...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Apr 11, 2001 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Dismantling EP-3 As We Watch
Replies: 30
Views: 1829

RE: Monte

I agree with what monte said. Not a spyplane huh? then what the heck was it doing out there?...perhaps it was a delievery plane for mcdonalds. and I guess all that high tech equipment was there to make the secret bigmac sauce btw, it sickens me to see all those posts with are disrespectful to the de...

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by Whisperliner
Sun Apr 08, 2001 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...
Replies: 254
Views: 6763

RE: To Mac_Veteran

hahaha....it took you that long to respond to my "b.s" comment?? I thought the post before it pretty much was a response. Hmmm...I have to think about your comments awhile before answering..tired need some sleep. I hope you have not forgotten that the Cultural Revolution was a activity that was part...

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by Whisperliner
Sat Apr 07, 2001 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...
Replies: 254
Views: 6763

To Mac_Veteran

of course you shouldn't even go there with tibet!..since it is obvious that you know anything about it. hahahaha..oh my god!!! you think watching "seven years in tibet" make you some kind of china expert...you are so retarded. I think you can stop masqarading as being scholarly on the subject since ...

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by Whisperliner
Fri Apr 06, 2001 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...
Replies: 254
Views: 6763

Tibet?!?!

"And The War of Northern Aggression absolutely cannot be compared to China's brutal oppression of Tibet (TWofNA is also called the Civil War by the yankees, but there was nothing civil about it)" Where the hell does this come from?!?! You yanks should be the last to talk about oppression and what no...

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by Whisperliner
Thu Apr 05, 2001 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...
Replies: 254
Views: 6763

RE: Lo And Behold WTO And Pntr Are On The Verge..

MAC_Veteran President Chen Sui Bian is an idiot. I think you have been in Taiwan too long and got brainwashed by those nimconpoop "independence party" or whatever it is. Let's face it...the time has past, Taiwan is not overtaking the mainland. The attitude that should be taken at this point is the o...

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by Whisperliner
Thu Apr 05, 2001 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...
Replies: 254
Views: 6763

RE: Usaf Aircraft `bumped' By Chinese Airforce Jets...

WOW! I am surprised that so many people can get internet access in their trailer homes! I am really disturbed by some of the comments made by rednecks like N766AS and company. You people obviously have no clue as to anything about China!! All you doing is repeating over and over again wornout stereo...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Mar 14, 2001 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memories Of Twa! Post Them Here!
Replies: 32
Views: 2268

RE: Memories Of Twa! Post Them Here!

I am really fond of TWA, and it is really sad that they won't be around. It is ironic for me that AA aquired them, since my first flight on TWA was due to the fact that I was trying to avoid flying on AA. AA really sucks...and now to me they suck even more! As for my memories of TWA... I always flew...

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by Whisperliner
Thu Mar 08, 2001 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Vs 707
Replies: 2
Views: 2682

DC-8 Vs 707

I was wondering why the windows on the DC-8 are more widely spaced apart than the windows on the 707? (or most Boeing jets for that matter) Was it designed that way for structural reasons..or perhaps cosmetic (which I really doubt)? I personally think the 707 design is more practicle, since seating ...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Mar 07, 2001 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No "Luxury Liner" On AA's 777s
Replies: 29
Views: 6050

RE: Why No "Luxury Liner" On AA's 777s

errr....why don't someone just answer his quesion?!? I am actually quite curious why those 777 lack the markings...and I am not even an AA fan! I hope we can get back on topic...

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by Whisperliner
Tue Mar 06, 2001 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken Window
Replies: 20
Views: 3798

RE: Broken Window

thanks for the interesting responses! I agree with Log, I would now think twice before chooseing a window seat =P
But just wondering about the National DC-10 incident...was the man buckled in? and still blown out? If so I would question the strenght of airline seatbelts...

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by Whisperliner
Sun Mar 04, 2001 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken Window
Replies: 20
Views: 3798

Broken Window

Question: Even thought the possiblity of this occuring is very remote- I was wondering if a shattered passenger window on a jet would doom the airliner? Also what would happen to the unfortunate passenger sitting next to the window, would it be survivable (if seatbelts were fastened of course)??

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by Whisperliner
Sat Mar 03, 2001 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-10
Replies: 1
Views: 782

DC-10

I was wondering what type of system powers the doors on the dc-10 (since they open upwards into the celing) does it use electric motors or hydro? and also if there were an emergency, such as a power falilure due to a crash...how can the doors be opened?

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by Whisperliner
Sat Jun 24, 2000 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lounges
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Lounges

Do any airlines still have lounges in their planes? I know that the upperdecks of 747 are now first class seating areas, but are there any airlines that still offer this?

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by Whisperliner
Sat Jun 24, 2000 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflatable Seats?
Replies: 1
Views: 1168

Inflatable Seats?

I read somewhere that the early L-1011 had controls in the passenger seats that allowed them inflate the lower seatback to fit the shape of the passengers body. Does anyone have any information or can verify this? I also heard that the seats had 9 buttons for various adjustments? does anyone know an...

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by Whisperliner
Wed Jun 14, 2000 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2587

RE: L-1011 Question

Thanks to everyone for the info. Wow, that is really cool, I would never have guessed that those partitions were used as a storage compartment. I suppose that was used since the center had no overhead bins?

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by Whisperliner
Wed Jun 14, 2000 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L-1011 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2587

L-1011 Question

I noticed from photos of early L-1011 cabins that the center section seats had some type of partition (looked like a cabinet of some sort) that sat in between the four seats. I was wondering what this was for? I would appreciate any information on this. Thanks!

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