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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 21, 2002 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New San Diego Airport Proposal
Replies: 28
Views: 4833

RE: New San Diego Airport Proposal

I say, get a ton of Japanese/Cantonese engineers out there and say goodbye to the coastal view!

*joke*  Big grin

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 21, 2002 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Replace 747s With -- 707s?
Replies: 18
Views: 3869

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

never going to happen... for a 30year old+ aircraft with thousands of flight hours; the maintenance, fuel-thirst, pollution, and insurance would be completely unacceptable. Not to mention the fact that the 707 requires a 3rd crew member while the 744 only requires 2 at the controls at any given time...

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 20, 2002 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas Should Have.......
Replies: 21
Views: 2824

RE: Qantas Should Have.......

Boeing basically conceived the idea of the 772LR for QF above all others... back in the day when it was known as 772X and thought to be powered by RR engines: MH and QF were all over it! They've been slow to warm up to the idea of that aircraft nowadays supposedly because the (IMO infinitely superio...

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by ConcordeBoy
Tue Nov 19, 2002 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal Airways?
Replies: 39
Views: 2502

RE: Crystal Airways?

out of Miami... maybe... but Tampa?????

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by ConcordeBoy
Tue Nov 19, 2002 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Looking Into 747-400QLR
Replies: 136
Views: 11877

RE: Cathay Pacific Looking Into 747-400QLR

Well, for one thing... HKG can still be flown from the USA under ETOPS180/207 if granted, but MEL (as a south Pacific destination) cannot receive higher than ETOPS138 as regulation currently stands... that's an advantage for HKG however, not a fault.

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Video Worth It?
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

RE: Kai Tak Video Worth It?

I've found 3 mpegs/rms of single and very unusual landings... but that's about it. Two of them are included below. I've searched Kazaa and other places, but found nil  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> http://www.avpics.de/mov/civ/alitalia.rm http://download.consumptionjunct...

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Video Worth It?
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

RE: Kai Tak Video Worth It?

Thanks for your imput guys/gals!

Tell me, does the video include any interior/cabin shots of the heart-attack approach? Or were all aircraft shots taken from the outside?

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Video Worth It?
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Kai Tak Video Worth It?

As a big fan of Kai Tak, as well as one who never got to visit that airport... I'm considering purchasing a few of the videos from justplanes.com; in particular, the one entitled "Kai Tak, the last day". Anyone ever purchase any of the videos from that site? Would you consider them worth it: i.e., t...

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777s In PIA Livery-Artists Impression
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

RE: 777s In PIA Livery-Artists Impression

Here's a better aritist's impression:

http://www.jetsite.com.br/fotos/B777_PIA_RS.jpg


They even remembered the GE90 engines!!

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 757 FUN Facts
Replies: 18
Views: 7594

RE: Boeing 757 FUN Facts

Jhooper,
CO flies their 752s on CLE-LGW, which is 3762 actual statute miles... however, the still-air mileage on the westbound segment of that flight probably approaches something within the realm of 4200mi.

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New CSA Destination
Replies: 11
Views: 1445

RE: New CSA Destination

Perhaps if their interest truly does lie in the 764ER... they may convince DL to allow them to lease 2 or 3 for any ATL-PRG service. DL cannot fly the plane on such a route themselves, but that'd be a good way for OK to get a feel for how the aircraft operates without having to make any overbearing ...

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by ConcordeBoy
Sun Nov 17, 2002 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Secretly Transport Hamid Karzai In Early 2002
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

RE: CI Secretly Transport Hamid Karzai In Early 2002

Someone booked their president-equivalent on CI??? Talk about assassination attempt!!

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by ConcordeBoy
Sun Nov 17, 2002 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL A300 Routes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

RE: JAL A300 Routes?

I sincerely doubt JAL would order more of these aircraft considering that it's no fan or Airbus and the model is all but extinct

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by ConcordeBoy
Sun Nov 17, 2002 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay To Commence Nonstop HKG-NYC
Replies: 29
Views: 2629

RE: Cathay To Commence Nonstop HKG-NYC

"EWR's departure runway is 11,000-12,000 ft (I forget exactly), I would think 11,000 (on the shorter end) is long enough." EWR's longest runway (4L/22R) is 11,000ft long exactly, which is a close call for a flight traveling to Asia. BOS's runway is 'only' 1,000ft longer and off limits to all such fl...

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by ConcordeBoy
Sun Nov 17, 2002 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay To Commence Nonstop HKG-NYC
Replies: 29
Views: 2629

RE: Cathay To Commence Nonstop HKG-NYC

MaxQ, What's your source on CO being able to run a full load on said flight? Gordon was specifically quoted as saying that CO's 772ERs are quite heavily restricted on the westbound EWR-HKG segment (due to EWR's "short" runway and that CO's 777s are powered by the relatively weak GE90-90B), but pax y...

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by ConcordeBoy
Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay To Commence Nonstop HKG-NYC
Replies: 29
Views: 2629

RE: Cathay To Commence Nonstop HKG-NYC

.... not to mention the fact that ATL-CPT is also longer than NYC-HKG as well.

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by ConcordeBoy
Sat Nov 16, 2002 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay To Commence Nonstop HKG-NYC
Replies: 29
Views: 2629

RE: Cathay To Commence Nonstop HKG-NYC

Why is it that everyone often seems to forget that while JFK/EWR-HKG are the longest ROUNDTRIP flights currently/formerly operated.... SA's eastbound segment from ATL-JNB is actually the longest flight in the world?????

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by ConcordeBoy
Sat Nov 16, 2002 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Uncreative Airline Name........
Replies: 77
Views: 2862

RE: Most Uncreative Airline Name........

LHMark.... but dont you know what S.W.I.S.S. stands for?? "So What, It's Still Swissair" !

*and yes, I know that one's been done to death*  Big grin

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 14, 2002 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Offers 3 SC Concept Plus SE Design
Replies: 15
Views: 2069

RE: Boeing Offers 3 SC Concept Plus SE Design

"It'd need engines bigger than 773ER to get anywhere near that speed, unless, Boeing adds afterburners, oh think of the fuel costs!" Size wouldnt help them at all... nor really would increased thrust output... Turbofans have extreme difficulty in ingesting/processing supersonic air intake, that's th...

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 14, 2002 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Looking Into 747-400QLR
Replies: 136
Views: 11877

RE: Cathay Pacific Looking Into 747-400QLR

Cathay is one of those Asian airlines with a habit of bending over completely backwards for RollsRoyce, no matter the costs/consequences... so Boeing had better have an RR option (if not exclusivity, as was previously contemplated) for the 744XQLR if they want CX to buy it.

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 10 Most Expensive Airports
Replies: 27
Views: 9574

RE: Top 10 Most Expensive Airports

Swissgabe, yes, I know about the transfer, but that has nothing to do with this case. According to the New Tokyo Airport Authority, should Tokyo International Airport at Haneda receive permission to extend 2 of its existing runways and/or receive permission for another runway by 2004-2008 time frame...

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 14, 2002 7:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Supersonic Fly-by Effect Another Aircraft?
Replies: 14
Views: 5139

RE: Can Supersonic Fly-by Effect Another Aircraft?

This (if it happened to be a Concorde) would be both extremely unusual and dangerous.... remember that a Concorde's typical supersonic cruising altitude is between 50000 and 60000ft, whereas a 747's is in the realm of 30,000 (almost half). Flying at M2.02 at an altitude lower than 40,000 would place...

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines That Have Changed Their Name
Replies: 74
Views: 8992

RE: Airlines That Have Changed Their Name

ValuJet didnt change its name to Airtran... the latter company already existed and purchased some assets of the former.

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top 10 Most Expensive Airports
Replies: 27
Views: 9574

RE: Top 10 Most Expensive Airports

Wonder if HND will make that list, as the ministry is [supposedly] considering switching all intra-Asian international flights back to that airport with the opening of its new international arrivals and customs facilities... but pending reconfiguration/construction of runways? Seems raising HND woul...

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 764 Commonality?
Replies: 23
Views: 2110

764 Commonality?

From what I've read on a post here.... the 764 (unlike its two sister ships) does not share cockpit commonality with the 757... is this an accurate claim? Can anyone provide a source to verify/refute that? Thanks in advance!

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YX's Advertised Name?
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

YX's Advertised Name?

Correct me if I'm mistaken, but wasnt Midwest Express supposedly changed to just "Midwest"... as stated in one of their press releases? Has that change been retracted by the airline?

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Planes In The World
Replies: 44
Views: 3559

RE: Safest Planes In The World

The Lauda in-flight reversal incident was the result of an engine strike which was "repaired" without ever removing the engine from its pylon nor airframe. Very similar to the bane of AA191. To me, common sense would suggest that slamming an engine into the ground at 150mph+ and then attempting to f...

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 13, 2002 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Longest Range Aircraft?
Replies: 19
Views: 14108

RE: World's Longest Range Aircraft?

The longest ranged commercial aircraft currently in service is the A342; the longest ranged commercial aircraft currently flying is the A345; and the longest ranged commercial aircraft currently planned is the 772LR.

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by ConcordeBoy
Tue Nov 12, 2002 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Order On Boeing Website?
Replies: 5
Views: 5451

RE: PIA Order On Boeing Website?

PK never announced when it actually plans to take delivery of its 772LRs... only that it will receive the first of its 772ERs in 2004. The -LRs wouldnt even be available for another year, and probably wouldnt be in service 'till 2006 at the earliest.

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL Loses An MD11 A Bit Early
Replies: 25
Views: 3980

RE: DAL Loses An MD11 A Bit Early

What is the fate of these aircraft after 2004? Desert? FedEx? Also, is this one of the leased or owned aircraft?

That could have a lot to do with whether/when DL will fix this bird.

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Charter Mentioned In The NY Post
Replies: 8
Views: 2458

RE: Concorde Charter Mentioned In The NY Post

Neither airline has plans for official charters until all aircraft in their fleet are modified and in service (this will be some time because AF's F-BVFF has just begun its 18month D-check and F-BVFA is due for an overhaul).... but I do know that AF has/will currently charter F-BTSD out if the price...

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Offers 3 772ER To AeroMexico
Replies: 14
Views: 3074

RE: Air France Offers 3 772ER To AeroMexico

While nothing has been officially confirmed, among the many reasons that AF supposedly wants to unload certain aircraft is the desire to standardize the engine choice of their 772ERs to the GE90-94B. No doubt any aircraft they sell/lease to AM will be powered by the GE90-92B, while -94B versions rem...

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 11, 2002 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sorry:Continental May Establish A New Hub In Sju!
Replies: 17
Views: 3523

RE: Sorry:Continental May Establish A New Hub In Sju!

DutchDelta- by definition, a hub is a location wherein passengers make scheduled connections between incoming/outgoing flights in order to reach an ultimate destination.... so technically, if CO did schedule a few connections in and out of SJU, then yes, it would be a hub. ATL/ORD/DFW just happen to...

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by ConcordeBoy
Sat Nov 09, 2002 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin's At It Again (adverts)
Replies: 25
Views: 3245

RE: Virgin's At It Again (adverts)

I personally prefer twinjets for ultra-longhaul and take much more comfort in staying within 2-3hrs of a suitable airport than I do 3+ engines. Think of it this way, were you on the Air Transat flight last year which lost all its fuel mid-ocean: would you have rather been close to a diversion field ...

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by ConcordeBoy
Sat Nov 09, 2002 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta M11 Replacement On Transatlantic Flights
Replies: 11
Views: 3513

RE: Delta M11 Replacement On Transatlantic Flights

It seems we'll have to wait and see how the nature of the DL/NW/CO relationship plays out. Perhaps NW will oblige DL on the NRT-ATL flight (one that has consistently been a winner... and that I doubt would be cancelled)... that'd give DL some flexibility with its 772ERs. If not, then 2 or 3 of them ...

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 07, 2002 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue's Future In LGB
Replies: 9
Views: 2948

RE: JetBlue's Future In LGB

"SNA...is the 30th busiest airport in the world." Not quite sure where you received such information, but according to the ACI, SNA has never come close to being the 30th busiest airport in the world.... that position has been volleying back and forth between NRT, YYZ, and BOS for the past half deca...

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 07, 2002 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC9 Vs MD80 And DC10 Vs MD11
Replies: 18
Views: 6965

RE: DC9 Vs MD80 And DC10 Vs MD11

Another way to tell some DC10s from MD11s is to look at the #2 engine: Only DC10-40s and MD11s have a noticeably rounded bulge at the intake portion of that engine: DC10-10s, -15s, and 30s do not. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, ...

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by ConcordeBoy
Thu Nov 07, 2002 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Introduce New 777 Member: 777-250ERX
Replies: 32
Views: 6770

RE: Boeing To Introduce New 777 Member: 777-250ERX

keep in mind also that the 772LR only has about 10% of its R&D completed. Though much of the information attained from the 773ER will aid/speed that process... it's not completely ruled out that the 772LR's performance can be enhanced even beyond what it is now, therefore nullifying the need for an ...

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 06, 2002 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Introduce New 777 Member: 777-250ERX
Replies: 32
Views: 6770

RE: Boeing To Introduce New 777 Member: 777-250ERX

"I wish that Boeing would go ahead with a 777-100ER, that would be cool. It would probably be good for longer-distance routes too small for a full 772 and too big for a 763. "

Boeing already considered and shot down a proposal to build a 777-100

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 06, 2002 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Failure On AF Concorde
Replies: 19
Views: 4026

RE: Engine Failure On AF Concorde

Just goes to show how media sensationalization influences perception..... the SSTs have quite regularly and continually experienced engine surges: While Concorde (et al) travel well over 1300mph, their turbojet engines cannot ingest air traveling much faster than 600mph. To thwart this, a series of...

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 06, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing To Introduce New 777 Member: 777-250ERX
Replies: 32
Views: 6770

RE: Boeing To Introduce New 777 Member: 777-250ERX

Wn700... I agree with you, but know this: Boeing didnt appear as screwed up as it is now, until the move to Chicago. Dont blame it on Everett. It seems they've had no guidance/direction at all since leaving Washington... loss of the 747X and 764LR, the whole Sonic Cruiser wackiness, weak beginning f...

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by ConcordeBoy
Wed Nov 06, 2002 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SXM Heart Attack Approach?
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

SXM Heart Attack Approach?

Is it a requirement that all SXM flights land over Maho Beach, or do they ever land curving from the mountain side... similar to the famous Kai Tak Heart Attack approach?

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by ConcordeBoy
Tue Nov 05, 2002 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *The Safest Airline In The World?
Replies: 47
Views: 11389

RE: *The Safest Airline In The World?

"United had a fatal accident in Colorado Springs that killed all on board (Boeing 727) about 7-8 years ago."

Actually, the plane was a 73S, and also thought to be the first crash caused by uncommanded rudder movement.

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by ConcordeBoy
Tue Nov 05, 2002 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: *The Safest Airline In The World?
Replies: 47
Views: 11389

RE: *The Safest Airline In The World?

"Qantas has never had a fatal accident" Though Qantas has never had a fatal JET accident, it did lose a few of its flying boats pre-WW2... with the unfortunate loss of life. Though, the airline of course was not then under the same ownership (nor corporate identity) that it is now.... so not sure if...

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 04, 2002 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airplanes Fly The Route JFK-MXP?
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

RE: What Airplanes Fly The Route JFK-MXP?

DL and AZ (scheduled)

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 04, 2002 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Least Favorite Plane?
Replies: 47
Views: 2794

RE: Least Favorite Plane?

While I try to appreciate all forms of aircraft, I must state that I have a huge disaffection for the A340. It's significantly slower than all of its competition, too quiet (I love an aircraft with a steady hum to it... listening to the engines gives me a sense of comfort), and uses 4 engines (I MUC...

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by ConcordeBoy
Mon Nov 04, 2002 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Clears Bmi+UA Alliance, And...
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

RE: UK Clears Bmi+UA Alliance, And...

there's also NZ which flies LAX-LHR

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by ConcordeBoy
Sun Nov 03, 2002 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UK Clears Bmi+UA Alliance, And...
Replies: 10
Views: 1629

RE: UK Clears Bmi+UA Alliance, And...

Actually, 7 carriers fly between the USA and LHR.....

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by ConcordeBoy
Sat Nov 02, 2002 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 777-200LR/B777-300ER
Replies: 31
Views: 2412

RE: B 777-200LR/B777-300ER

There are currently five 772LR and 49 773ER sold. BR and PK have ordered the 772LR BR, NH, JL, AF, and PK have all ordered the 773ER, as well as ILFC and GEACS. I'm surprised GEACS hasnt ordered the 772LR... that could fortify the program and give other airlines confidence in the production of the m...

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by ConcordeBoy
Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa News/rumours
Replies: 35
Views: 4359

RE: Lufthansa News/rumours

If I'm not mistaken, the MSY-LGW service was performed by British Caledonian. Also, the number 1 European market is LON, not FRA. By far. 3 different airlines have offered 1stop flight codes to LON from MSY in the past year or so, yet Bermuda 2 restricts our gateway status as we are not currently a ...

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