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by BN747
Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA-Heathrow
Replies: 18
Views: 2678

RE: USA-Heathrow

Yeah Qantas744...thanx for the history bkgd. And as much as Princess Di was a hottie and all....hands off any name changes at 'Heathrow'. That would be certainly sacrilegious in Aviation circles worldwide!

BN747

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by BN747
Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Oh, That Sound!
Replies: 10
Views: 2910

RE: Oh, That Sound!

What bout the spooky sound that DC-8s made on start up from the GPUs??? Anyone remember those? I was a kid and that noise got me really wound up about planes (although I was a huge 707 fan because of the Antenna on the tail looked so awesome). But I was trying to explain the DC-8 noise on each engin...

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by BN747
Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tell Me If You Liked The Viscount
Replies: 12
Views: 4339

RE: Tell Me If You Liked The Viscount

There was a LAS based carrier who flew Viscounts in the early 80's..anyone know who it was?

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by BN747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Wants To Buy Old Air India Planes For New
Replies: 102
Views: 16555

RE: Boeing Wants To Buy Old Air India Planes For N

ConcordeBoy: <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> is a great clue. Think of the airlines flying A340s there and I'm sure you can figure it out too Let's see: <acronym title="Philippine Airlines">PR</acronym> <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways...

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by BN747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA-Heathrow
Replies: 18
Views: 2678

RE: USA-Heathrow

Absolutely!!!..I love the name 'Heathrow'! The name just sums up so much! Although I believe 'Heath' means 'field'..not for certain. But your 1st visit there is one that you never forget! It's this old..very old place that somehow continues to adjust and conform and manges to just stay a head of the...

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by BN747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West-Becoming A Major?
Replies: 26
Views: 3933

RE: America West-Becoming A Major?

Without a doubt <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> is a major...but I see the perspective in which Atrude777 'cases' <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym>. Many travellers who aren't aware or could careless about DOT or ICAO classifications also don't see <...

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by BN747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Service To LAX
Replies: 31
Views: 5043

RE: Alitalia Service To LAX

Very true LaxIntl, Many of the 1st seats out of <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to London is taken by studio execs. There are very strong links here because the nature of their biz and all the directors/actors who live in both places. Before ...

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by BN747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Based In California
Replies: 34
Views: 16813

RE: Airlines Based In California

Our mighty wings of the past/What Happen to them. Just a few additional thoughts on those takeovers: PSA(Pacific Southwest)/US Airways - Southwest has taken over what once was! AirCal/American-again <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> has taken on what once was. <acronym title="Am...

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by BN747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Based In California
Replies: 34
Views: 16813

RE: Airlines Based In California

B747Skipper wrote: When I got married in Argentina (I had been a widower), my wife always had dreamed about California as a paradise - I came back to Thousand Oaks with her, to find out that her Spanish language relegated her to "low class" person, she got very frustrated and told me "let's go home ...

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by BN747
Sun Sep 07, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Service To LAX
Replies: 31
Views: 5043

RE: Alitalia Service To LAX

Hi MAH4546 I don't consider this back and forth between us as any kind of arguement or one-ups manship..and I hope you don't either. It just appears that we are trying measure as accurately as possible in getting an idea which airports stand where as far as euro service goes. And your listings look ...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Service To LAX
Replies: 31
Views: 5043

RE: Alitalia Service To LAX

My bad fellas...I did omit <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym>..they aren't daily..but that new paint job will make <acronym title="Aeroflot (Russian Federation)">SU</acronym> a heck of a lot more fun to shoot again! Also forgot <acronym title="LTU International Airways (Germ...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Hometown Airline?
Replies: 76
Views: 8825

RE: What Is Your Hometown Airline?

Hmmm...<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> let see...this is gonna seem like bragging a bit... <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has Terminals 7 and 8 and half of 6 and every type of <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</ac...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Service To LAX
Replies: 31
Views: 5043

RE: Alitalia Service To LAX

I listed Virgin flights as 1 744 and 1 A340. No longer 2 744s. I stand corrected JAL777..Duh! Totally forgot all about the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> euro departures, they alone total more than the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - Californ...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline You Like/hate The Most?
Replies: 90
Views: 11704

RE: What Airline You Like/hate The Most?

Dislike Singapore Airlines????

How is that possible??? This I gotta hear! I haven't flown them yet..but every knows they are the envy of the industry!

BN747

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vangaurd Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

RE: Vangaurd Airlines

I have to agree with JAY...the designers of <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> and <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> both need to be sued for absolute stupidity and extreme incompetence! T...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orient Thai To SFO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

RE: Orient Thai To SFO?

Yes The777man, They applied for daily <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. Twice weekly to <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (I...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie
Replies: 85
Views: 6371

RE: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie

Michael, I've been in your position (at least at front desk position and know what you mean) and I have been seen how chains like The Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton deal with situations like that. They size up the guest and are prepared to offer some kind of consolation for the inconvienence such as ...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia Service To LAX
Replies: 31
Views: 5043

RE: Alitalia Service To LAX

CV990...not a lotta flights from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-Europe??? British Airways has 2 daily 744s Virgin Atlantic has 2 daily (1 744 & A340) Air France has 2 daily 777s and 3 wkly 744s Lufthansa has 2 daily 744s plus daily A340 KLM ...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orient Thai To SFO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

RE: Orient Thai To SFO?

DOT approval should not be too difficult..I believe we have an Open Skies policy with Thailand. BUT the state of those 747s do raise a red flag. If those things prove too problematic...they hold up may be perrenial. Singapore has announced <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), US...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie
Replies: 85
Views: 6371

RE: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie

N6376m...777D has it right! You did what you had to do. What most people aren't grasping is this...this a service industry..it's a business...as a business owner I know 'how' business is done! Sure every commercial you see on tv is cheerful , flawless and The good hands people at All State are alway...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should United Update Its Current Livery?
Replies: 33
Views: 4170

RE: Should United Update Its Current Livery?

B2707SST...beautiful work! I like the 1st draft....except instead the US Airways-like distinct bands...continue with the fade job. The light blue should somehow fade to yellow and on into red.

Great job regardless!
BN747

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie
Replies: 85
Views: 6371

RE: Ever Caught A Gate Agent In A Lie

N6376m did the right thing! That's unfortunately the world we live it. It'd be nice if eveyone played fair..BUT they don't.. businesses in general and airlines in particular. When a carrier is faced with a cancellation be it a late crew or any other reason..the first concern that emerges is the 'dol...

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by BN747
Sat Sep 06, 2003 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orient Thai To SFO?
Replies: 18
Views: 3040

RE: Orient Thai To SFO?

Orient Thai is an upstart and serving regional points from <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym>. But they intend to offer a different service than THAI. They are proposing to go at with a single class service (all economy). THAI would never go for...

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by BN747
Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airports?
Replies: 23
Views: 4202

RE: Will Any US Metros Have Two Major Intl Airport

LAX can and does have plans to expand but just barely. It owns a great deal of property on it's north and eastern borders. However there is a strong movement to stop this impending growth. Be it as it may, the expansion is gonna have--whether it be Mayor Hahns plans or the original <acronym title="L...

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by BN747
Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?
Replies: 92
Views: 7723

RE: Do You Have Fears Of Specific Aircraft?

I question the A319s. On a trip from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> as we descended into the desert..all of a sudden we all heard a loud crackling ...

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by BN747
Fri Sep 05, 2003 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operations?
Replies: 23
Views: 4410

RE: Which SQ B747-400s Are Withdrawn From Operatio

A question for you <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-SVA or <acronym title="AMC Aviation (Egypt)">9V</acronym>-SVE...are the 'SV' registered 777s any different from the SQs or SRs which are also -200s. But It seems only the SVs are used across the Pacific. I've shot all <acronym tit...

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by BN747
Fri Sep 05, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 9-11 Diversions At Your Home Airport
Replies: 59
Views: 12089

RE: 9-11 Diversions At Your Home Airport

LAX was the same as <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>...so quiet you hear a mouse pissing on cotton! The freeways belonged to whoever wanted them. But seeeing the airport so buttoned up..extremely eerie! As I recall..there were no major diver...

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by BN747
Fri Sep 05, 2003 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747s Circa 1971
Replies: 35
Views: 4698

RE: Delta 747s Circa 1971

Very true Trex...I flew B-1868 which was the 1st one from <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> in 1979. B-1860 was the first one delivered to <a...

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by BN747
Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rarest Plane You Have Ever Flown
Replies: 72
Views: 8037

RE: Rarest Plane You Have Ever Flown

A Southern Airlines DC-15? shorter than heck..from Atlanta-Valdosta (GA) and on to Okaloosa County Airport where we actually crossed railroad tracks while taxiing to the terminal...I know someone else has done this too! And did a double take at the railroad tracks!

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by BN747
Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air Question
Replies: 10
Views: 5365

RE: EVA Air Question

You probably know that EVA Air is owned by the Evergreen Shipping Group of Taiwan (on of the largest in the world) so EVA basically derives from EVergreen Airways. But most call of us non-EVA people call 'em 'EVA Air' pronouced 'E-Vuh'...hope this helps.

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by BN747
Thu Sep 04, 2003 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 At LAX
Replies: 4
Views: 3758

RE: Boeing 747 At LAX

Carriers at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> currently are: Pax 747 services British Airways 2 daily Virgin Atlantic 1 (plus A340 Singapore Airl 1 (plus 772 Cathay Pacific 2 on some days - A346 may return again in OCT Qantas 4-6 daily (6th bei...

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by BN747
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Prejudiced?
Replies: 37
Views: 3522

RE: Frontier Prejudiced?

I'm certain there's also a howling wolf on an A319...just looked it up..yep A319 ship N901FR...a beauty too!

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by BN747
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO "old" International Terminal
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

RE: SFO "old" International Terminal

I flew a PAN <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> 747 'Flying Cloud' into that terminal in 1980..but it originated in Hong Kong, Taipei-Sungshan (I boarded), Naha (Okinawa,Japan), Guam (no deplaning permitted), Honolulu (cleared customs/immg) and finally <acronym title="San Francisco - Internati...

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by BN747
Wed Sep 03, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Eastern Airlines Didn't Die
Replies: 30
Views: 5142

RE: If Eastern Airlines Didn't Die

LOL....thx DFWCapt! That was a gut-buster! One more thing...so help me, this is true. It was 1988, a year before the strike. My father and his crew were riding a hotel courtesy van in New York with an Aeroflot crew. The Russians were sharing stories about how terrible things are at their company: no...

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by BN747
Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Downfall Of Eastern Airlines?
Replies: 27
Views: 7151

RE: The Downfall Of Eastern Airlines?

Srbmod hit the nail right on the head...a few others here make a good case too. I was a large System One account (Agency owner). Although the trouble began back between Borman and Bryan..it was Lorenzo who really sent it into a tailspin. The IAM seeing Frankie boy for what he was (a corportate raide...

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