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by keesje
Wed Apr 03, 2002 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Benelux Air Have A Change?
Replies: 20
Views: 1552

RE: Should Benelux Air Have A Change?

The industry had a difficult period after 9-11. BA, AF, LH surived because they have big home markets. AZ, SN, SR, IB and others went down or had to be saved by their governments. KLM was quick to respond, has a solid financial basis and is expanding its business ATM and buying new fleet. What would...

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by keesje
Wed Apr 03, 2002 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats The Deal With The KLM 744?
Replies: 3
Views: 2919

RE: Whats The Deal With The KLM 744?

Looks like it's going in for a maintenance / paint job at Schiphol. The tail is already partly stripped. When it comes out it will be bright fresh blue as before <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=161451" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large ...

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by keesje
Wed Apr 03, 2002 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Getting Laid Off
Replies: 16
Views: 1593

RE: Getting Laid Off

Congratulations Techrep !

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Must have been a tough period for you & your family ..

keesje

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by keesje
Wed Apr 03, 2002 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Reported To Push Singapore Airlines On Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 4310

RE: Boeing Reported To Push Singapore Airlines On Plan

So if SQ cancels the 340 Boeing will pay the difference in purchasing & operating costs and resell the 340's...

This sounds desperate ....

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by keesje
Wed Apr 03, 2002 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Upgrade BRU Service.
Replies: 9
Views: 2343

RE: Continental To Upgrade BRU Service.

Perhaps we ask Freddy Van Gaever if it's a good idea to just start flying big aircraft from Belgium without code sharing ..

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


keesje

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by keesje
Wed Apr 03, 2002 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot Update
Replies: 25
Views: 1282

RE: Aeroflot Update

I flew Aeroflot recently Amsterdam - Moscow on a B734. Their Image still s.cks, but their product is very competitive I must say. Clean aircraft, lots of food, entertainment and legroom in C (4 abreast). I liked the Georgian wine. Crew was not to friendly, but that's cultural I've heard ... Are peop...

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by keesje
Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It A330-200's Range That's Killing The 764ER?
Replies: 11
Views: 3302

Is It A330-200's Range That's Killing The 764ER?

Is it the ~800 Nm extra range that makes the the A330 the preferred aircraft over the 767-400ER with most airlines ? IMO many markets could be critical in that respect. . California - Western Europe . Western Europe - Japan/ Far East . Western Europe - South Africa . DTW/ORD - Asia . SIN/BKK/KUL - E...

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by keesje
Tue Apr 02, 2002 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First To Have PTV In The Y?
Replies: 18
Views: 3338

RE: First To Have PTV In The Y?

I'm surpriced to see that SQ and Cathay were years behind in introducing PVS compared to Virgin, NWA, Emirates etc.


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by keesje
Tue Apr 02, 2002 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 / A350 Medium Range 200-250 Seater
Replies: 18
Views: 7674

RE: Boeing 787 / A350 Medium Range 200-250 Seater

I think the B767-200/300/400 (ER) just dont offer the long range possibility´s a A330-200 does. However the A330 is optimized for long range and less efficient for short/medium range. The 767-300/400 is optimized for medium range but too big & needs a radical upgrade (new wings etc) to stay competit...

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by keesje
Tue Apr 02, 2002 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First To Have PTV In The Y?
Replies: 18
Views: 3338

RE: First To Have PTV In The Y?

I think NWA, KLM and Virgin installed "airvision" systems in the early 90´s. KL & NWA removed it quickly because very low reliability & high cost. Virgin flew them for I think 10 years, very small screen , a few channels, B&W .. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=069542" target="_blank"><font color=...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 30, 2002 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Airfare Frm AMS To CDG
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

RE: Cheapest Airfare Frm AMS To CDG

<a href="http://paris-cdg.com/transportation.html" target=_blank>http://paris-cdg.com/transportation.html</a> <i> Trains run every 15 minutes (eight minutes in peak periods) and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. Line B runs from the TGV station at Terminal 2 to Gare du Nord,</i> hopes this...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 737
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

RE: KLM 737

slowly but surely numbers grow ..

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by keesje
Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-200´s For BA, UAL Would Not Be Unlogical IMO
Replies: 41
Views: 3669

RE: A330-200´s For BA, UAL Would Not Be Unlogical IMO

I think A330 is very different from 777 as well as 767 in terms of capasity & range. However in a few years the 767 design is 30 years old without radical improvements. Buying more is perhaps not feasible. I think with the continued growth in the next ten years by-passing hubs for mid size destinati...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 30, 2002 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330-200´s For BA, UAL Would Not Be Unlogical IMO
Replies: 41
Views: 3669

A330-200´s For BA, UAL Would Not Be Unlogical IMO

Looking at e.g. UAL and BA long haul fleets (made up of "new" B747´s and B777´s and lots of old 767´s) it would not surprice me if they would require a 250-300 seater to keep open/ open up routes were the 777 is just to big. With it´s capasity and 10.000 km range the A330/200 could (apart from repla...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 30, 2002 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Airfare Frm AMS To CDG
Replies: 8
Views: 1564

RE: Cheapest Airfare Frm AMS To CDG

GoldenMAS if you have the extra 4 houres available I would take the high speed train. It is a direct connection, and leaves from the airport many times a day. <a href="http://www.thalys.com/" target=_blank>http://www.thalys.com/</a> You´ll sit better, see more etc ... have fun cheers keesje

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by keesje
Sat Mar 30, 2002 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 737
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

RE: KLM 737

Some of the classics are phased out such as this ex-klm -400 now in use by its creator : <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=152411" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/1/4/152411.jpg" ALT="Click here for ...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 30, 2002 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Wins US Air Force Tanker
Replies: 28
Views: 2618

RE: 767 Wins US Air Force Tanker

Are they replacing the 800 (!!) KC135 (707´s) the US governement bought for the last 40 years ? Then more orders should be coming... Boeing is involved in many big defens projects for ages. Well, it should buy them some time and give money to develop a replacement for the 767 now airlines have concl...

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by keesje
Fri Mar 29, 2002 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Posts Record Loss Of More Then 900 Mln. E
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

RE: Alitalia Posts Record Loss Of More Then 900 Mln. E

Italian government will undoubtly go for a "one time" "final" "restructuring" "modernisation" "efficiency improvement" "more environmental friendly aircraft" "fleet standardisation" Or better said a traditional governement bail-out as shown often by state owned Alitalia, Air France, Olympic and Iber...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 28, 2002 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: There Will Be A Wings Alliances.
Replies: 30
Views: 2278

RE: There Will Be A Wings Alliances.

Transavia is a daughter of KLM.. The North Atlantic alliance is ahead of Star, Oneworld & Skyteam. No more KLM staff in the US, No NWA staff in Europe.
24 Direct flights a day on the Atlantic > 80% full.

AMS & DTW best Atlantic gateways ..


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by keesje
Thu Mar 28, 2002 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Buys Boeing, Airbus
Replies: 105
Views: 4938

RE: KLM Buys Boeing, Airbus

I think this shows the medium range 200-250 seat gab ..

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/773211/6/

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by keesje
Thu Mar 28, 2002 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aero's First Flight In Own Livery
Replies: 4
Views: 2275

RE: Aero's First Flight In Own Livery

<i> GREAT another boring white tube design I should start an aircraft cleaning company now, big business ... However if they are taken over by BA, AF, LH, JAL, Swiss, SNBA, CO, Finnair, Cyprus or whatever there is a minimal paint job ...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/hap...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 28, 2002 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cyprus Joins The Eurowhite Family!
Replies: 7
Views: 1586

RE: Cyprus Joins The Eurowhite Family!

<i>GREAT another boring white tube design I should start an aircraft cleaning company now, big business ... However if there are taken over by BA, AF, LH, JAL, Swiss, SNBA, CO, Finnair or whatever there is a minimal paint job ... </i>  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 28, 2002 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Buys Boeing, Airbus
Replies: 105
Views: 4938

RE: KLM Buys Boeing, Airbus

So what wrong with the good old -300 's ? <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=193420" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/0/2/4/193420.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height...

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by keesje
Tue Mar 26, 2002 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Orders 13 A340-300 And Joins Oneworld
Replies: 77
Views: 4711

RE: Swiss Orders 13 A340-300 And Joins Oneworld

Hopefully Worldworld won't disintegrate within 2 years !!

......

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by keesje
Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Olympic Going Low-cost?
Replies: 29
Views: 2117

RE: Olympic Going Low-cost?

I hope Olympic is realistic enough to know one needs have low cost to be a low cost carrier.

Unions and old ex-government exec´s won´t accept 10-40% cuts in staff and salary´s.

To be continued .....


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by keesje
Tue Mar 26, 2002 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest's DC-10's
Replies: 50
Views: 3842

RE: Northwest's DC-10's

I personally think United is not laughing at Northwest at this moment .... $$$$

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by keesje
Tue Mar 26, 2002 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss-News
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

RE: Swiss-News

It´s like the old Swissair : High Quality sells itself. They put that strategy on Sabena to. Great new aircraft lots of food & crew. I think it is not the culture it takes to survive in this business. A strong network & flexibility to cut back fast in bad times would be more convincing IMO.

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by keesje
Mon Mar 25, 2002 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 / A350 Medium Range 200-250 Seater
Replies: 18
Views: 7674

RE: Boeing 787 / A350 Medium Range 200-250 Seater

<i> A 787 project that offers type/cockpit/cabin/systems commonality with 777 would really help both programs</i> That would be my idea, use existing technology ; - ~ B767 body diameter (or a little wider), but lighter/better (8 shape ?), twin aisle, 7/8 abreast (high dens./ long haul) in Y. - Stand...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 25, 2002 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Satellite Navigation For Boeing 737
Replies: 1
Views: 2422

RE: Lufthansa Satellite Navigation For Boeing 737

well done LH ..

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by keesje
Mon Mar 25, 2002 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Flagship" Routes Of Airlines
Replies: 62
Views: 3711

RE: "Flagship" Routes Of Airlines

KLM Northwest Alliance Flagship Route

Amsterdam - Detroit,

Not existing 12 years ago, no 5 times a day with widebody's filled over 80 % ...

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by keesje
Mon Mar 25, 2002 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 / A350 Medium Range 200-250 Seater
Replies: 18
Views: 7674

RE: Boeing 787 / A350 Medium Range 200-250 Seater

I´m curious what the big old A300/310 users like Lufthansa and American will do.. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=204172" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/7/1/204172.jpg" ALT="Click here for full si...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 24, 2002 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest, American Engaged In Catfight
Replies: 19
Views: 2249

RE: Northwest, American Engaged In Catfight

I think NWA had a similar "argument" with Delta not so long ago. Any one knows what happened ? The boys from MSP can be really aggresive but will stop if they loose to much money, I think they are pragmatic ...

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by keesje
Sun Mar 24, 2002 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 / A350 Medium Range 200-250 Seater
Replies: 18
Views: 7674

Boeing 787 / A350 Medium Range 200-250 Seater

I think there is a market niche for 200-250 seat aircraft in the 3000 -5000 Nm range. Longer N/S Americas stretches, North Atlantic flights, intra Asia flights etc. are growing as is demand for short range high capasity aircraft. Airbus is not planning such an aircraft ; the A310 is going out of pro...

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by keesje
Sat Mar 23, 2002 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snba And Continental
Replies: 31
Views: 2347

RE: Snba And Continental

Hmm, don't know, een koel pintje in een luie stoel op Schiphol, tons of direct long haul connections .. Ask your local KLM office for a good deal ??




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by keesje
Sat Mar 23, 2002 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snba And Continental
Replies: 31
Views: 2347

RE: Snba And Continental

Continental used to work with Air France .... I think KLM wants to work in Belgium, but without SNBA ..

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Knock, Knock Sound On A320's?
Replies: 22
Views: 3084

RE: Knock, Knock Sound On A320's?

it was the old lady behind you asking you to bring up your seat back, novice ..
 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
keesje

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snba And Continental
Replies: 31
Views: 2347

RE: Snba And Continental

Are you aware that CAl has extensive codesharing with KLM on dozens of european destinations and flies directly to lots of European destination from EWR ?

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What About The Crew...Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 1538

RE: What About The Crew...Part 2

and of course if

- someone
- something
- somewhere
- somehow
- sometimes

doesn't

- work
- live
- taste
- exist
- smell
- happen

Happy to have them onboard & save the day !

cheers
keesje

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Caption For This Pic...
Replies: 49
Views: 3074

RE: Caption For This Pic...

Who ordered the Python in Strawberry Sauce ?

I think it is (was) a snake ...

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRPORTS, Why Are ATL, IAH & DFW The Best?
Replies: 32
Views: 3396

RE: AIRPORTS, Why Are ATL, IAH & DFW The Best?

Easy connections is I think the most important. Lately I´ve been spending a lot of time waiting at the gate for delayed flights, unfortunately.

What´s your favorite "activity" waiting at the gate for 45 minutes ? Does anyone have experience with "gate catering" ?

cheers
keesje

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss May Not Join OneWorld Afterall
Replies: 27
Views: 3396

RE: Swiss May Not Join OneWorld Afterall

I think when Continental is a candidate, NWA is looking over its shoulder and KLM knows someone inside ..

keesje

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair Back To OAK
Replies: 3
Views: 1448

RE: Corsair Back To OAK

Great I like corsair. Was the 747-200 a former KL 742 ?

http://airlinesgate.free.fr/photos/divers/concorde_corsair2.jpg

keesje

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline CEO's
Replies: 18
Views: 1467

RE: Airline CEO's

I think Herb is a true inspirator

http://www.southwest.com/cargo/images/herbcargo.jpg

Going strong over 35 years, changing the worldwide industry

(although sadly very Ill, I believe)

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by keesje
Fri Mar 22, 2002 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss May Not Join OneWorld Afterall
Replies: 27
Views: 3396

RE: Swiss May Not Join OneWorld Afterall

Earlier on (Tuesday) Swiss said a bilateral deal with either American Airlines or Continental Airlines "is a possible solution." Is Continental put on Ice ? <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=208796" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large versi...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 21, 2002 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AIRPORTS, Why Are ATL, IAH & DFW The Best?
Replies: 32
Views: 3396

AIRPORTS, Why Are ATL, IAH & DFW The Best?

In passenger surveys across the internet Atlanta, Houston and Dallas come out best. Especially boarding & departure scores are very high. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=203808" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/ph...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 21, 2002 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates $6.6 Billion Order For 25 777s
Replies: 23
Views: 3325

RE: Emirates $6.6 Billion Order For 25 777s

Gulf Air & Saudi Airlines are probably also interested in great new Aircraft. They pump up some more money & pay cash. Efficiency & profittability are no real issues here. Splendid, Bright & Proud Brand New Aircraft are more a kind of statement. OK, the our aircraft are half empty and we can't provi...

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by keesje
Thu Mar 21, 2002 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Merger Mania: Delta & America West?
Replies: 17
Views: 2535

RE: More Merger Mania: Delta & America West?

I thought Continental had good cooperation with HP.

So perhaps later on NWA/KL come in to put some pressure on UA/Star in the South-West ..

Anyway don´t know ...

keesje

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by keesje
Thu Mar 21, 2002 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ETOPS, The 777 And A340
Replies: 46
Views: 8172

RE: ETOPS, The 777 And A340

I have a great picture of a proposed 777-400 ..

How can I show it ? it is a jpg, I have no site to link to. Can somebody mail me, receive the pic, put it on his site & we can all enjoy the final A vs B solution ...

keesje

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by keesje
Thu Mar 21, 2002 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longer Variation Of The A340
Replies: 8
Views: 1412

RE: Longer Variation Of The A340

I fixed a 777-400, It's a jpg

It looks great, how can I show it ? I don't have a site so no hyperlink possible.

Can I mail it to some one to put it on ?
Could become a great topic ..

cheers
keesje

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by keesje
Thu Mar 21, 2002 12:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Come On Guys, Stop Giving Your Shots Away Free!
Replies: 28
Views: 3699

RE: Come On Guys, Stop Giving Your Shots Away Free!

I'm not a photographer but some money for airliners.net for maintaining the site /showing the pics & for you folks to cover (part of ) the costs seems reasonable IMO.

keesje

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