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by cloudboy
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Return Of Concorde To The Skies...
Replies: 218
Views: 33868

RE: The Return Of Concorde To The Skies...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Standards For Seat Pitch/Width/Recline?
Replies: 37
Views: 8421

RE: World Standards For Seat Pitch/Width/Recline?

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by cloudboy
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Return Of Concorde To The Skies...
Replies: 218
Views: 33868

RE: The Return Of Concorde To The Skies...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Return Of Concorde To The Skies...
Replies: 218
Views: 33868

RE: The Return Of Concorde To The Skies...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overseas Phone Centers
Replies: 52
Views: 2876

RE: Overseas Phone Centers

I work in the <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> industry, and have dealt with many call centers. I have to say that some of the best support I have received has been from ones in India. Some do have bad accents, but there are many that really are ...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Return Of Concorde To The Skies...
Replies: 218
Views: 33868

RE: The Return Of Concorde To The Skies...

What is the status of the <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym>-144 anyway? I know Nasa was using it for a bit. Do I think the Concorde could be made to fly again? Yes. Do I think it could be financially and logistically possible? Yes. We got it in the air the first time. It may be comple...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overseas Phone Centers
Replies: 52
Views: 2876

RE: Overseas Phone Centers

I had a huge problem with United's customer service center. Had a ticket problem (they screwed up my boarding passes and I paid for upgrades I never received). Their call center is in India. Now, for what it is worth I had no problem with their accents or English, in fact they spoke better than many...

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by cloudboy
Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Standards For Seat Pitch/Width/Recline?
Replies: 37
Views: 8421

RE: World Standards For Seat Pitch/Width/Recline?

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by cloudboy
Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Standards For Seat Pitch/Width/Recline?
Replies: 37
Views: 8421

RE: World Standards For Seat Pitch/Width/Recline?

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by cloudboy
Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Interior Books
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

RE: Aircraft Interior Books

Multi languages don't bother me - in fact I like them as I can pick up a little of different languages along the way. Was it mostly just a bunch of captions to the pictures, then?

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by cloudboy
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Interior Books
Replies: 5
Views: 4004

Aircraft Interior Books

I am looking at getting a book on aircraft interiors. I found three on Amazon - has anyone read any of these? Which do you recommend? I am not looking for a text book, I want lots of pictures, but I want something that has information, too and not just a picture gallery. Jetliner Cabins <a href="htt...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 To BOS From BDA
Replies: 10
Views: 3157

RE: B6 To BOS From BDA

a <i>right</i> sized cabin. One that is comfortable and gives you enough room to move around, but not one that is cavernous and takes forever to load and feels congested. Or is it that despite what some industry veterans want you think, people ctually do care about the service and comfort they recie...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jets Versus Cars...Seat Miles Per Gallon
Replies: 23
Views: 9286

RE: Jets Versus Cars...Seat Miles Per Gallon

108 MPG???????? HOw big is this thing - is it one of those motorcycle cross breed things?

Wait, an Audi?

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by cloudboy
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here We Go Again! Swimming Pool With Your 787?
Replies: 17
Views: 14811

RE: Here We Go Again! Swimming Pool With Your 787?

They have glass bottom boats, why not glass bottom planes?

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by cloudboy
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jets Versus Cars...Seat Miles Per Gallon
Replies: 23
Views: 9286

RE: Jets Versus Cars...Seat Miles Per Gallon

Economy figures really depend greatly upon the trip length, how much fuel you have to take with you, how many people you have on board, etc. Most fuel is expended during takeoff and landing, so shorter trips are usually much more costly. Then again, if you have to take a lot of fuel with you, you ar...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 To BOS From BDA
Replies: 10
Views: 3157

RE: B6 To BOS From BDA

I think it goes to show you that people <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> care about the quality of the aircraft they fly in. Most of my flying is now done on JetBlue out of <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</ac...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Standards For Seat Pitch/Width/Recline?
Replies: 37
Views: 8421

RE: World Standards For Seat Pitch/Width/Recline?

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ratio Of Engine Diameter To Fuselage Diameter
Replies: 5
Views: 3825

RE: Ratio Of Engine Diameter To Fuselage Diameter

When does a turbofan become a ducted fan? I see the size getting much larger, personally. Somewhere between the size of today's turbofan and unducted fans. I don't know, though, if we will see them move to the old T-tail configuration or towards a high wing design. Perhaps we will see them on the ne...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Preparing For August Debut
Replies: 77
Views: 10658

RE: Virgin America Preparing For August Debut

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Preparing For August Debut
Replies: 77
Views: 10658

RE: Virgin America Preparing For August Debut

Why is everyone so concerned about competition in the F class? Who cares about that? That's great for making the extra bucks, but it's the regular economy class that brings in enough passengers to make an airline add routes, grow, and get name recognition. That's where the service battle is really p...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Preparing For August Debut
Replies: 77
Views: 10658

RE: Virgin America Preparing For August Debut

It's going to be interesting. It's hard to say exactly what the situation between Southwest, Virgin, and Jetblue will be. I could conceivably see Virgin and Jetblue dueling it out over the slightly higher piced service levels, with Southwest picking up the heavy discount traffic. I think that, barri...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Subtle Dig Toward DL In Its E-mail?
Replies: 14
Views: 3374

RE: B6 Subtle Dig Toward DL In Its E-mail?

No, it isn't a subtle dig.

If it was subtle it wouldn't be so obvious.

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by cloudboy
Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America Preparing For August Debut
Replies: 77
Views: 10658

RE: Virgin America Preparing For August Debut

I am gald to see a new airline. Well, let me qualify that - a new airline that is trying to offer a different/better product. I don't think the problem is that we have too many airlines. I think the problem is that we have too many airlines that offer the same thing. The conventional argument goes t...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - What Is Their Big Picture?
Replies: 19
Views: 3999

RE: Airbus - What Is Their Big Picture?

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS - What Is This Terminal?
Replies: 11
Views: 3765

RE: BOS - What Is This Terminal?

Never used Eagle out of Boston (for that matter, havn't used Eagle since ORH!) I did not know they had a second terminal.

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS - What Is This Terminal?
Replies: 11
Views: 3765

BOS - What Is This Terminal?

I was poking around Logan International on Google Maps, and saw this termial with jet bridges. It's way away from the other terminals, and I have never seen it before. Anyone know what this is? <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=logan+international&sll=37.0625,-95.677071&sspn=31.564064...

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by cloudboy
Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Jetbridge @ PHL
Replies: 35
Views: 8336

RE: Strange Jetbridge @ PHL

It's also easier to make a super long jetbridge that build a new permanent structure if you ever decide to squueze in an extra gate. The briidge has to be on the port side of the aircraft. If you decide you want to stick an aircraft at the very end, beyond the end of the terminal, you have to get te...

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by cloudboy
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - What Is Their Big Picture?
Replies: 19
Views: 3999

RE: Airbus - What Is Their Big Picture?

I don’t think that last post of mine really came out clear. Let me try that again… I don’t think it is a matter of which company is going to “win”. This is not just about companies at this point. Over the last 10 years, whether we realize it or not, the world has changed. <I>A lot.</I> The world was...

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by cloudboy
Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - What Is Their Big Picture?
Replies: 19
Views: 3999

RE: Airbus - What Is Their Big Picture?

Since everyone is looking at the details in the picture, I am going to take a look at a much broader view. I think, fundamentally, Airbus and Boeing are only reflective of the political climate that we are living in. We tend to look at the contest between them as two corporaitons, completely private...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO And B6 Rank Highest In J.D. Power Study
Replies: 23
Views: 3643

RE: CO And B6 Rank Highest In J.D. Power Study

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mitsubishi Regional Jet
Replies: 2
Views: 5616

Mitsubishi Regional Jet

I was poking through the Yahoo! photos of the Paris Airshow, and one of them showed a model of a Mitsubishi <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym>. I checked their website and sure enough, it gave some preliminary specs on it. Can anyone fill me in on a few more details? What market are they ...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO And B6 Rank Highest In J.D. Power Study
Replies: 23
Views: 3643

RE: CO And B6 Rank Highest In J.D. Power Study

I have to agree that most of these surveys leae me a little skeptical. For instance, this <acronym title="Japan Air System">JD</acronym> Powers survey puts such a high priority on price. <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, So Mr. Powers thinks that all important. I think the overall su...

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by cloudboy
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier C-Series News : Potential China Deal
Replies: 8
Views: 3159

RE: Bombardier C-Series News : Potential China Deal

Can't beat them, join them. I mean, you can either let them go it alone - without you - and be full competition, or get in on the game with them from teh start, so that you at least share a part in their success. We outsource everything else to China, why not building aircraft?

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by cloudboy
Tue Jun 19, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: [email protected]: Cramped Quarters, Noise, Jet Fumes
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

RE: [email protected]: Cramped Quarters, Noise, Jet Fumes

Ah, there's an area of the Paris Airshow that is NOT cramped, noisy and filled with jet fumes?

And if there is, why would you want to be THERE?

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by cloudboy
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG
Replies: 264
Views: 11596

RE: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG

Why does everyone think all the <acronym title="Midwest Express (USA)">YX</acronym> people care about is civic pride? Where did that even come up? Why are people trying to make this into a civic pride argument - it's about airlines, routes, and passengers, and service, not who puts their name on a s...

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by cloudboy
Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Civil Supersonics, Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

RE: Civil Supersonics, Anyone?

Speaking logically, the real market for a supersonic plane would be a business jet, seating no more than 10 passengers, if that. Ultimately the primary routes would be trans atlantic and trans pacific anyway, and even if they were looking to go from an east coast city to Asia, wouldn't they take a n...

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by cloudboy
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Awfully Quiet On The JetBlue Front
Replies: 58
Views: 9033

RE: Awfully Quiet On The JetBlue Front

I wouldn't expect huge numbers of new routes. Yeah, they have lots of competition moving in, but they grew too fast, and I think they are realizing that there is a difference between good growth and bad growth. How are things coming along with the old <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy Inter...

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by cloudboy
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG
Replies: 264
Views: 11596

RE: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG

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by cloudboy
Sun Jun 17, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Civil Supersonics, Anyone?
Replies: 11
Views: 2463

RE: Civil Supersonics, Anyone?

many things that happen in this world don't happen because of logic, demand, or forsight.

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Again Reviews Future Growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5988

RE: JetBlue Again Reviews Future Growth

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG
Replies: 264
Views: 11596

RE: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG

If cheaper fares would entice customers to stay with Aritran, then they would have already switched to the lower cost competitors. And while Airtran is spouting lots of talk about "most" employees keeping their jobs, we have been through this way too many times to put any faith in that. Midwest oper...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG
Replies: 264
Views: 11596

RE: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus & Boeing Displays At The Paris Airshow
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

RE: Airbus & Boeing Displays At The Paris Airshow

Do they have any events in the US where Boeing or Airbus puts on a display of their products?

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Again Reviews Future Growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5988

RE: JetBlue Again Reviews Future Growth

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Looks Embraer/Bombardier For 100-120 Seater
Replies: 51
Views: 14650

RE: Airbus Looks Embraer/Bombardier For 100-120 Seater

Two assumptions here. The biggest is that aircraft will be readilly available. Sure the Embraers may be more cost effective and better. But if Embraer can't deliver them fast enough that airlines have to wait, and if they can sell their planes with no discounts because they have the market demand to...

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by cloudboy
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Profitable: Tankering, Hedging, Or Market?
Replies: 14
Views: 3146

RE: Most Profitable: Tankering, Hedging, Or Market?

Hedging is both good and bad. It can save you substantially if fuel prices increase dramatically, which in fact they have recently. HOwever, they can also hurt you if prices go down. You also have to figure in how much you could earn on the money if you invested it. If what you end up saving over th...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Again Reviews Future Growth
Replies: 32
Views: 5988

RE: JetBlue Again Reviews Future Growth

Here we go. Traditional manager finally wins the day, takes over. Decides this customer service and going by customer demand is a bunch of crock, brings in traditional old process as cost cutting measures. Stock holders are excited the first few years because of all the paper savings while the custo...

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by cloudboy
Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG
Replies: 264
Views: 11596

RE: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG

They are not really going to gain additional markets, because the typical Midwest passenger isn't he type of passenger to normally travel on Air Tran. They both serve very different ends of the market. Sure they gain the gates and equipment, but nothing substantial for business. And I wouldn't expec...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Looks Embraer/Bombardier For 100-120 Seater
Replies: 51
Views: 14650

RE: Airbus Looks Embraer/Bombardier For 100-120 Seater

Couple of comments. First, stop thinking that only one aircaft in any market segment is going to be successful. True, one will ikely come out the top player, but that doesn't mean the alternative product has to go down in flames. Particularly in the markets for smaller aircraft, several models are g...

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by cloudboy
Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG
Replies: 264
Views: 11596

RE: AirTran Extends YX Offer To 10AUG

Just because Air Tran is ordering 737s doesn't mean that is their optimal choice. Boeing is making the 717 anymore, so they can't order those. They have to order something. Ideally, the 717 is better for the short range routes, and couple that with a common fleet, there's a lot of reasons why you wo...

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