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by airbazar
Sun Jan 11, 2004 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single European Sky: Agree Or Disagree?
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

RE: Single European Sky: Agree Or Disagree?

L1011, welcome to the XXI century. I have a few books I'd like you to read. By the way, those metal tubes flying overhead are called commercial airplanes used to transport people to all corners of the world. And no, they are not pulled by flying horses and they are not messengers from God either. No...

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Sat Jan 10, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What do you think the Airbus 380 routes will be?
Replies: 32
Views: 8416

RE: What Do You Think The Airbus 380 Routes Will Be?

I wouldn't be surprised to see the A380 on various trans-atlantic routes such NYC-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>/<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>, maybe even seasonal from <acronym title="Bosto...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: News On TAP Air Portugal
Replies: 16
Views: 4229

RE: News On TAP Air Portugal

TAP may have good onboard service but their on-time performance is pretty bad which is why they are not very popular with the business community. Another problem with TAP/<acronym title="Lisbon (- Portela de Sacavem) (LIS / LPPT), Portugal">LIS</acronym> is that the Portuguese government pretty much...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:29 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos From The Flight Deck Post 911
Replies: 29
Views: 6681

RE: Photos From The Flight Deck Post 911

Like someone said, outside the US it is very possible to still get jump seats.
My wife just last year had the jump seat on a Tyrolean flight within Europe, because she happens to know one of the flight attendants. No explicit permission from FAA needed, or the airline for that matter.

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any News On Nikki Lauda's New Airline?
Replies: 14
Views: 6885

RE: Any News On Nikki Lauda's New Airline?

I saw a Fly Niki airplane in Salzburg over Christmas. They were having a family day event at the airport. They fly from Salzburg and Vienna, and I think it's a scheduled low cost carrier rather than a charter operation.

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by airbazar
Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Snappy Comeback To Rude Pax?
Replies: 74
Views: 15945

RE: Best Snappy Comeback To Rude Pax?

Snappy comebacks might be cool in the school playground but in a business just shows a complete lack of professionalism. That's my opinion. I'm sory but if you can't handle rude passengers and keep your cool about it you shouldn't be in a line of work where your job is to deal directly with people o...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "I-D" For Infant Travellers?
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

RE: "I-D" For Infant Travellers?

Not that this has anything to do with the topic but... So when airlines start charging double for an overweight passenger, will they charge only half for an infant. Let's face it, what airlines are really selling is "real-estate", ence the cramped seats. If the infant is not taking up extra "real-es...

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by airbazar
Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Snowstorm In Seattle
Replies: 25
Views: 3194

RE: Snowstorm In Seattle

2"-6" is hardly a snow storm. Typical weather forecasting hype uh?

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by airbazar
Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retro Skinny Seats On Singapore Airlines A345
Replies: 21
Views: 5571

RE: Retro Skinny Seats On Singapore Airlines A345

Maybe it's different when you're actually sitting in one, or maybe it's the angle, but that looks horrible in this picture if you consider you'll have to sit there for 16+ hours. Especially bad in my opinion is the giant box taking up half the space under the seat in front of you. I wouldn't want to...

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by airbazar
Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue @ BOS Terminal
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

RE: JetBlue @ BOS Terminal

They only need to arrive at Teminal E. They can still depart from Terminal A. In the past I've used Terminal C for Swissair, Air France and Sabena, and Terminal B for Virgin Atlantic. In such a small airport like Boston, this sort of flexibility is important, I'd think. By the way, the other securit...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 03, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cancels LHR Flight To Riyadh - Security Alert
Replies: 25
Views: 4975

RE: BA Cancels LHR Flight To Riyadh - Security Alert

They've been pulling their cards out for 2 years and so far it's been nothing but Jokers. In my opinion, anyone who still believes these "credible inteligence sources" needs to have their heads examined.

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 03, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue @ BOS Terminal
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

RE: JetBlue @ BOS Terminal

VS11, that's incorrect.

The door I went through (NW), has only 1 screening post so it's irrelevant to have more screeners if there's only one metal detector.

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 03, 2004 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Cancels LHR Flight To Riyadh - Security Alert
Replies: 25
Views: 4975

RE: BA Cancels LHR Flight To Riyadh - Security Alert

US, England, what difference does it make. they both are paranoid govs who can't produce any evidence to back up their claims. When a 5 year old on an AF flight is a real security threat, I guess anything is possible.

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 03, 2004 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline('s) In-flight Service
Replies: 39
Views: 5599

RE: Worst Airline('s) In-flight Service

I did see a rude <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> flight attendant on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> just this week. We were sitting in the plane after boarding in <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>. A passenger...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue @ BOS Terminal
Replies: 18
Views: 2891

RE: JetBlue @ BOS Terminal

Terminal E is the ultimate example of bad planning. I just travelled through it and it took me 3 hours for check-in and security. They built this nice large terminal but forgot to put more than 1 security gate. Can you say bottleneck? Ok, there are 2, one for International flights and one for Northw...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA223 Is Cancelled Again
Replies: 87
Views: 8104

RE: BA223 Is Cancelled Again

Puleeze, it's all hype. These are the same people who assured us Sadam had weapons of mass destruction. All this paranoia and nothing has been found on any airplane. The bad thing about this is that at some point they will lose complete credibility with the public (if there's still any left), and no...

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by airbazar
Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chalk Another Win For Capsii
Replies: 1
Views: 2005

Chalk Another Win For Capsii

I just returned from a trip to Europe with my wife, and when checking in in Europe for our return flight, it was noticed that both my and my wife's country of citizenship (we're from 2 different countries), were incorrectly entered into the system by the agent in the US - typical incompetence. Now c...

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by airbazar
Fri Jan 02, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airline('s) In-flight Service
Replies: 39
Views: 5599

RE: Worst Airline('s) In-flight Service

Of all the airlines I've flown with (28 at last count), Northwest wins this prize hands down.

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by airbazar
Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 5 US Cities For New International Service
Replies: 63
Views: 10418

RE: Top 5 US Cities For New International Service

BOS to Brazil, or <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> to <acronym title="Munich (- Franz Josef Strauss) (MUC / EDDM), Germany">MUC</acronym> are the 2 most obvious ones. The <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acr...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates's A380
Replies: 93
Views: 9545

RE: Emirates's A380

By the way, this has little to do with the thread, but I just keep seeing people say things like "the oil of the UAE does help them out" and "OIL, OIL, Oh, and there's OIL". The Oil has run out in the UAE a while ago folks. That's why the airport in Dubai was built for, to help catapult Dubai into t...

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by airbazar
Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Government Intimidating SQ Pilots?
Replies: 34
Views: 14546

RE: Singapore Government Intimidating SQ Pilots?

Ex_SQer, you're right. I'm well aware of the cost savings in allowing the expat pilots to be hired by a subsidiary in Mauritius. It was a win-win situation for both SIA and the pilots and a measure that some pilots longed for, for a long time. Other competitor carriers were doing that for years (i.e...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Government Intimidating SQ Pilots?
Replies: 34
Views: 14546

RE: Singapore Government Intimidating SQ Pilots?

Unfortunately the pilots who end up with <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> are those who couldn't get into Malaysia Airlines or Cathay Pacific. I doubt there are many pilots who would chose Singapore Airlines over Cathay Pacific. Isn't that why a few years ago SIA started to allow the...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Captain Of Air Force One
Replies: 51
Views: 20159

RE: The Captain Of Air Force One

Lets not associate AF1 with the 747. AF1 is whatever airplane the president is in, not necessarily the 747. So I'd say they come from all different backgrounds  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Blue To PWM?
Replies: 28
Views: 4249

RE: Jet Blue To PWM?

Jet Blue already serves Burlington, Vermont. Is that considered northern New England?  Smile

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Don't US Carriers Make Money?
Replies: 45
Views: 7789

RE: Why Don't US Carriers Make Money?

<I>[BoingGoingGone] Maybe because they have competition? Maybe because they aren't normally subsidised</I> Yes, there is no competition in the travel industry anywhere else in the World but the US. <I>[ANstar] I'd rather have successful airlines, than failing airlines that receive subsidies... (ther...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: President Bush And The Travel Industry Ad
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

RE: President Bush And The Travel Industry Ad

It's hard to speak in percentage 'cause nobody knows. The unemployment rate only counts people who are actively collecting unemployment benefits. It says nothing about those who've run out. The reality is, we have around 30 million people in this country living below the poverty line. That's a huge ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: President Bush And The Travel Industry Ad
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

RE: President Bush And The Travel Industry Ad

All I can say is, when you hit rock bottom there's nowhere else to go but up. Not that big of an accomplishment really, especially when 355,000 people filed for unemployment benefits just last month. What remains to be seen is whether it will be sustained over then next 5 years. I also like to hear ...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missile Attack Filmed By Militants
Replies: 72
Views: 5841

RE: Missile Attack Filmed By Militants

Sorry SRD737NG, I completely forgot Americans are the only people entitled to have an opinion. How stupid of me.
By the way, I was refering to the fact that your opinion has nothing to do with Civil Aviation.

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-revers In First Class
Replies: 53
Views: 6340

RE: Non-revers In First Class

My opinion is, if it's in the contract then yes. It would be treated as a benefit like any other. Otherwise they should wait in line like everyone else  Smile

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State Of The Airline Industry
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

RE: The State Of The Airline Industry

RiverVisualNYC, that could work. In my case they'll lose my money but they might not be interested in a small profit from people like me. I'd pay $600-$700 to go spend the holidays in Europe. Not exactly a cheap ticket. I will not pay $1200-$1300. Instead I'll just wait until February and pay $350.

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missile Attack Filmed By Militants
Replies: 72
Views: 5841

RE: Missile Attack Filmed By Militants

Hey SRD737NG, go buy youself a violin uh. Let me ask you something. If you're so brave why aren't you there fighting? That's what I thought. Talk is cheap.
Let's keep this crap out of this forum.

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The State Of The Airline Industry
Replies: 16
Views: 5015

RE: The State Of The Airline Industry

Let me speak from personal experience. Due to issues out of my controll we couldn't book our trips to Europe over the holidays until this week. To my surprise, we couldn't find a single seat from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 26, 2003 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Missile Attack Filmed By Militants
Replies: 72
Views: 5841

RE: Missile Attack Filmed By Militants

This is too weird. As I'm reading this thread, I look up at the TV and MSNBC is showing the video.

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 24, 2003 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Replaced By High Speed Trains
Replies: 56
Views: 7722

RE: Flights Replaced By High Speed Trains

Gigneil The Acela is not much faster than what we had before. It only shaved off 30 minutes of travel time between Boston and NYC. Hardly warp-speed as you put it. Moolies In the US there's not much advantage to the train going to the city center because not only do most people live in the suburbs. ...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 23, 2003 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights Replaced By High Speed Trains
Replies: 56
Views: 7722

RE: Flights Replaced By High Speed Trains

There will never be high-speed trains in the US for 2 main reasons: 1) Americans don't like government subsidized businesses and you can't have good public transportation without government subsidies. Pick any country with good rail and public transportation, they're all heavily subsidized. 2) Gasol...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 21, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glass/transparent Jetways
Replies: 17
Views: 2638

RE: Glass/transparent Jetways

MUC has them too. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/376701/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/376701/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/1/0/7/376701...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Article From BusinessWeek
Replies: 14
Views: 3785

RE: A380 Article From BusinessWeek

Lets not underestimate the growth in air cargo traffic. The A380 will be able to carry more cargo at lower cost. By lowering cost, more cargo will be shipped, ensuring more plane will be needed. With it's expected delivery time for 2008, many cargo operators that have not yet ordered the A380 will b...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 20, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TED/United
Replies: 5
Views: 2129

RE: TED/United

Because they're stuck with costly contracts so they can't lower their prices. TED, by virtue of being a new LCC, probably has contracts that are much lower than United's, thus allowing them to possibly offer lower fares. TED is just an extension of United, not a real LCC, but I suspect their operati...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Vs. A300/A310
Replies: 10
Views: 15484

RE: Boeing 767 Vs. A300/A310

One was a pioneer in aircraft technology. The other offered a slight improvement over the first. Guess which is which  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Unveils 7E7 Dreamliner's Cabin
Replies: 84
Views: 18968

RE: Boeing Unveils 7E7 Dreamliner's Cabin

About those electronic window shades. They sound cool but it's a two way street fellas. The <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s will be able to shut them all down with the push of a button, and probably over-ride your control  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sa...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 19, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Orders A320/A321
Replies: 42
Views: 7480

RE: Qantas Orders A320/A321

Could it just be that Qantas just liked the A320 better than the 737? Is it that far fetched of an idea? It's a more efficient airplane under certain conditions. As a passenger, I personally find the A320 more comfortable than the 737. Then there's the labor issue just mentioned above. You know, som...

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by airbazar
Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 340-500 SIA Picture And More!
Replies: 65
Views: 12939

RE: 340-500 SIA Picture And More!

It's a beautiful airplane, indeed.
And if Boeing doesn't currently have anything to compete with the A345 yet, they have no one to blame but themselves for falling asleep at the wheel.

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4517

RE: SIA Upgrades

Problem with these "best in the world" companies is that they gamble on employees just putting up with a little less for the benefit of working for a company with great worldwide reputation. The problem with this is that it's a short lived environment. People get fed up with it, and the service suff...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Humidity In The Cabin
Replies: 6
Views: 3468

RE: Humidity In The Cabin

In order to get humidity, you need water. The longer the trip, the more water you need. the more water you carry, the heavier the aircraft. You know where this is going...  Smile

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4517

RE: SIA Upgrades

SIA never treated their crew well, as far as I can remember. C'mon, one free ticket per year only? What other airline in the World do you know that does that? The other "discounted" tickets don't count because they're discounted off of full fare and are standby seats which means, it's cheaper to buy...

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!
Replies: 86
Views: 14759

RE: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!

No offense to all airline pilots out there (my father is one), but nowdays they're no more than glorified bus drivers. Their job is to take people from point A to point B in a big metal container and some airlines even treat the customers worse than the bus company. Overpaid? I don't know how much a...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP New Navigator Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 2462

RE: TAP New Navigator Seat

Wow!!! Look at that "cathedral" ceiling in the cabin  Smile
Are all A340's that spacious? I've been on a LH A340, in coach, but I hadn't noticed.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4517

RE: SIA Upgrades

Ejazz, you made my point. So it's even more restrictive than I thought.

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Flight.
Replies: 153
Views: 19859

RE: Your Longest Flight.

Longest non-stop was <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, 14+ hours on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym>. Longest one-way trip was <acronym title="Boston - General Edwar...

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by airbazar
Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5159

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

The new runway at <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> has never been so close. The only thing keeping it from happening is Mayor Menino. But as someone already said, if a new runway means a new airline with headquarter...

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