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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan 777 Already In February Schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 2038

Pakistan 777 Already In February Schedule

When is <acronym title="Pakistan International Airlines">PK</acronym> getting it's first 777 delivered? It is already in the February 2004 schedule routing from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to ISB and onto KHI. Exciting! Until you see the livery it's ...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Southwest Airlines At RSW?
Replies: 10
Views: 5874

RE: Why No Southwest Airlines At RSW?

WN will be there soon, most likely when the new terminal opens. They have made it very clear that they will 'own Florida' by 2005 so I'd be surprised if they didn't open <acronym title="Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International (Regional) (RSW / KRSW), USA - Florida">RSW</acronym> shortly after t...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skyteam Lacking...
Replies: 31
Views: 3477

RE: Skyteam Lacking...

These mega alliances are so retarded. Can we just lift the ownership rules and move on please? That will never happen so in any case I'd imagine <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> would be closest to Skyteam since it is surrounded by Star partners and already has agreements with <acrony...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OK, Southwest Tweaking? - What About The 717?
Replies: 13
Views: 4056

RE: OK, Southwest Tweaking? - What About The 717?

"No, jetBlue has shown that it BELIEVES this. They haven't shown it, as they haven't even taken delivery of an E-190, let alone put them in service!" They absolutely have SHOWN it. They could have bought the A318 NOW, and put it into service NOW, with fleet commonality NOW, but instead they chose to...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dead Bodies On Regular Flights?
Replies: 95
Views: 43654

RE: Dead Bodies On Regular Flights?

This is very frequent, but it made me wonder, in my brief stint as a ground handler for USAirways, how the heck would you get a casket in an EMB-145? You could barely fit skis in the cargo bin.

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OK, Southwest Tweaking? - What About The 717?
Replies: 13
Views: 4056

RE: OK, Southwest Tweaking? - What About The 717?

The ERJ-190 would be a much better choice than the 717 or the 737-600. The 737-600 is practically a 737-700 with fewer seats, which is not what <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> needs, or any airline for that matter, as you can tell by the order book. The 190 is a stretch of a p...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Approach To 13L At JFK
Replies: 3
Views: 3094

RE: Approach To 13L At JFK

Plus it's a lot cooler than a straight in approach=P

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Politics Manage Airlines... AZ Is Screwed Up
Replies: 3
Views: 2574

RE: When Politics Manage Airlines... AZ Is Screwed Up

That's what happens when y'all are socialists! I'd expect nothing less. Just watch the French politicians and unions squirm while they try to privatize Air France and reform pensions. Personally, I'd like to see them all go bankrupt so they can see first hand the ticking time bomb they have created ...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit International Expansion
Replies: 10
Views: 2971

RE: Spirit International Expansion

Sounds exciting but there's a problem: with the new Visa rules and the lack of international terminal space (and terminal space in general), <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> is going to be a very tough place to connect from Int'l to...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Drops South America
Replies: 13
Views: 3417

RE: Swiss Drops South America

I'm not surprised and I expect more cuts to follow from the Swiss network. Unfortunately for Swiss, it cannot get the passenger numbers and yield it needs to maintain such a large network and it's becoming painfully obvious.

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by MaverickM11
Tue Dec 23, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Atlantic Airlines To West Africa?
Replies: 26
Views: 5731

RE: Trans Atlantic Airlines To West Africa?

"Those flights from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> are not the same as the thread title. The flights from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> are operated by WORLD not this Tr...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Announce DEN-LAX; More MSP-LAX
Replies: 108
Views: 8888

RE: NW Announce DEN-LAX; More MSP-LAX

YX is just an innocent bystander in <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>'s war against LCCs in <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym>. It's the same thing with <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> in...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are The A318 And 737-600s Not Selling?
Replies: 14
Views: 7324

RE: Why Are The A318 And 737-600s Not Selling?

As the jetBlue, USAirways, perhaps even Northwest fleet plans have shown, commonality is far outweighed by the economics of operating a plane built specifically for the 90-110 seat market rather than a shrink of a shrink.

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 20, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Atlantic Airlines To West Africa?
Replies: 26
Views: 5731

RE: Trans Atlantic Airlines To West Africa?

Sounds like typical West African service... I thought it *might* possibly be better since it has American ties.

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Atlantic Airlines To West Africa?
Replies: 26
Views: 5731

Trans Atlantic Airlines To West Africa?

Does anyone have any photos of Trans Atlantic Airlines (KC) ? They are operating between <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, and...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Dec 19, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Use 757s
Replies: 66
Views: 10689

RE: AA To Use 757s

Could you please post a link or a source or something? Thanks!

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 18, 2003 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines To Algiers
Replies: 11
Views: 4085

RE: Delta Airlines To Algiers

Can someone please post a credible link to the source of this rumor? This is completely ridiculous; Delta will never serve ALG with its own equipment. United will serve Yangon before Delta serves Algiers.

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 18, 2003 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will EU/US Open Skies Replace Bermuda II?
Replies: 13
Views: 4418

RE: Will EU/US Open Skies Replace Bermuda II?

I think it's safe to say that the American carriers could care less about EU and US deal. It's ALL about Heathrow and that will be what dictates the aferthought that is the EU/US deal.

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta And The Middle East
Replies: 6
Views: 4619

Delta And The Middle East

Does Delta have any plans to return to Cairo, Tel Aviv, and/or Dubai with their own aircraft? How long did they actually operate the CAI/DXB run?

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 18, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines To Algiers
Replies: 11
Views: 4085

RE: Delta Airlines To Algiers

Sioux Falls, South Dakota has about the same daily seat capacity as Algiers. 'Nuff said. Delta will not be flying to ALG in this lifetime.

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Think Boeing Will Ever Stretch The 747
Replies: 17
Views: 6496

RE: Do You Think Boeing Will Ever Stretch The 747

At this point it would be like putting new hubcaps on a 92 Ford Taurus....stretching the plane will not do anything for the order book that is trickling to a standstill.

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by MaverickM11
Tue Dec 16, 2003 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Across In Coach Class On A 777?
Replies: 37
Views: 9123

RE: 10 Across In Coach Class On A 777?

"Speaking of 777s, what the hell is up with some of these airlines going 2-3-2 in Business class?"

Despite what Airbus tells you, there are plenty of airlines that operate Airbus widebodies with 2-3-2 business class configuration as well.

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by MaverickM11
Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Defense Of UAL
Replies: 31
Views: 4201

RE: In Defense Of UAL

"Ask me what? I'll admit, I haven't been following this thread - because I honestly don't pay much attention to UAL. So I probably missed the question....." Well if you don't know, I certainly have no idea. On another note: "And as far as I am concerned they need TED, and I hope very much it will wo...

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by MaverickM11
Sun Dec 14, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Defense Of UAL
Replies: 31
Views: 4201

RE: In Defense Of UAL

"Who's laughing? A guy who has made over 100 posts and nobody respects? Or a guy who cant understand why an airline of this size and presence could still possibly be alive today? We aren't going anywhere, you will see the BIG U for some time maverick, ask goose he knows." Nobody on airliners.net res...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does The 777 Have 3 Rear Nav Lights?
Replies: 11
Views: 8302

RE: Why Does The 777 Have 3 Rear Nav Lights?

"RE:Maverick DC-10 Not all have the strobe on the wingtip/tail; including the DC-8,BAE-146,Fokker-F-100 to name a few." First of all *ahem* it's M11...not DC-10 =P. I still think all aircraft need to have a rear white nav light, including the ones you listed above: http://www.airliners.net/open.file...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does The 777 Have 3 Rear Nav Lights?
Replies: 11
Views: 8302

RE: Why Does The 777 Have 3 Rear Nav Lights?

I thought all commercial airliners had a white nav light at the end of the tail?

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unofficial New United Paint Scheme Preview
Replies: 85
Views: 18745

RE: Unofficial New United Paint Scheme Preview

"Explain to me how a airline in Chapter 11, that has not even really detailed a plan for exiting bankruptcy can even think of repainting their fleet." Every airline, whether in Ch. 11 or not, repaints their aircraft on a consistent schedule. Repainting them in the same colors, or new colors makes li...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Dec 12, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can The 717 Do Powerbacks?
Replies: 42
Views: 6193

RE: Can The 717 Do Powerbacks?

It's the coolest thing in the world.... my childhood was spent watching Republic, Frontier, Aircal, and PSA <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s reverse back out of <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (SNA / KSNA), USA - California">SNA</acronym> from the old terminal ...

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by MaverickM11
Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Defense Of UAL
Replies: 31
Views: 4201

RE: In Defense Of UAL

Nah....I say let United go the way of the US steal industry. No sympathy here. You can only make so many mistakes before you become the laughing stock of the industry. Ted? Avolar? Management? Labor? They're all crazy.

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by MaverickM11
Fri Dec 12, 2003 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737-300 Routes
Replies: 7
Views: 4921

RE: Delta 737-300 Routes

The 733s are based in <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> but they are also doing some of the shuttle runs as well as some runs from the Northeast to Florida and the Bahamas. The 732s are based at <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Ke...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier Expects Large AC Order
Replies: 9
Views: 3223

RE: Bombardier Expects Large AC Order

"Ah...remember that <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> chose the B777 for their future fleet plan." I think that's just airline diplomacy. There's no reason to operate both the A340 and 777, especially if you're a European airline since ETOPS is not an issue in at least 99% of your network. Ev...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Has Best TV Commercials?
Replies: 80
Views: 19143

RE: Which Airline Has Best TV Commercials?

Does anyone have a link to that old <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> commercial with the aerial view of people swimming and crossing deserts to form a face in the end? It was set to a remix of the Flower Duet from the opera Lakme by Delibes. THAT was my favorite and if anyone could poin...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 1st B777-300ER For AF
Replies: 44
Views: 10564

RE: The 1st B777-300ER For AF

I think it would be easier to leave a 744 on that route due to ETOPS issues. However, if the 773ER gets the full 330 minute ETOPS approval that it is going for, then <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-PPT would not be an issue. I think you need ...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTY-FRA With LH
Replies: 35
Views: 5801

RE: MTY-FRA With LH

"Maverick: Read reply #17. <acronym title="Monterrey - General Mariano Escobido Int'l (MTY), Mexico">MTY</acronym> economical output is greater than many cities in Latin America." The daily capacity for December in <acronym title="Monterrey - General Mariano Escobido Int'l (MTY), Mexico">MTY</acrony...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 10, 2003 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 1st B777-300ER For AF
Replies: 44
Views: 10564

RE: The 1st B777-300ER For AF

"BA 747 lost all engines over the Indian Ocean due to volcanic ash"

It was on a flight departing Kuala Lumpur and lost all engines over Indonesia; it made a successful emergency landing at Jakarta.

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enough With The Gloom And Doom Over Boeing
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

RE: Enough With The Gloom And Doom Over Boeing

I was exaggerating obviously. I am still bewildered by Galvanair's complete dismissal of all the issues that are faced by Boeing, none of which are due to the downward cycle, the war on terror, or 9/11. They are all more similar to Enron than they are to United Airlines....ie they are more illegal t...

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by MaverickM11
Wed Dec 10, 2003 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTY-FRA With LH
Replies: 35
Views: 5801

RE: MTY-FRA With LH

Why <acronym title="Monterrey - General Mariano Escobido Int'l (MTY), Mexico">MTY</acronym>? <acronym title="Guadalajara - Don Miguel Hidalgo Int'l (GDL), Mexico">GDL</acronym> is considerably bigger than <acronym title="Monterrey - General Mariano Escobido Int'l (MTY), Mexico">MTY</acronym> and has...

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by MaverickM11
Mon Dec 08, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: Good Loads On New MIA Routes
Replies: 71
Views: 11626

RE: AA: Good Loads On New MIA Routes

Am I the only one that finds it a little odd that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> lets you see the loads on all its flights? Most airlines won't even tell <acronym title="Olympic Airways (Greece)">OA</acronym> nonrevs how many seats are available but <acronym title="American Ai...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 06, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas To Beijing
Replies: 16
Views: 4169

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas To Beijing

"There are currently no direct flights between South America and China, whereas there are already ample connections and direct flights (Varig and JAL) between South America and Japan. <acronym title="Aerolineas Argentinas (Argentina)">AR</acronym> will be the first in this market, which will certain...

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by MaverickM11
Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas To Beijing
Replies: 16
Views: 4169

RE: Aerolineas Argentinas To Beijing

Why Beijing of all places? You'd think Tokyo would come first, then Osaka, then Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, and then maybe Beijing... Sounds like a diplomatic junket to satisfy someone's pride to me. Smacks of TP flying from LIS-BRU-BKK-MFM...

[Edited 2003-12-05 17:53:24]

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by MaverickM11
Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual Jetways
Replies: 57
Views: 10208

RE: Dual Jetways

I think you're all missing the point. Dual jetways on a 747,757,767,777,or Airbus widebody are very different from dual jetway usage on a 737. In the former case, both jetways access doors ahead of the wing, whereas in the latter scenario, you have one jetway in front of the wing, and one behind it....

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enough With The Gloom And Doom Over Boeing
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

RE: Enough With The Gloom And Doom Over Boeing

lol ummm ok. Enron should bounce back in no time too...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enough With The Gloom And Doom Over Boeing
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

RE: Enough With The Gloom And Doom Over Boeing

It's precisely the war that WOULD help Boeing but due to illegal spying, stealing documents, and a shady deal with the armed forces, it is now basically black listed. It is banned from bidding on satellite contracts I believe, and now the deal for 100 767 tankers is DOA. Boeing is one of the few com...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 04, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enough With The Gloom And Doom Over Boeing
Replies: 18
Views: 3318

RE: Enough With The Gloom And Doom Over Boeing

I feel like you're ignoring the real issues; the lack of R&D, the lack of a new product, the scandal all over the place, poorly selling planes... Boeing has a lot of problems and none of them are related to the economic slump or the terrorist attacks but if you want to think everything is fine it's ...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 04, 2003 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Livingston Emblem?
Replies: 1
Views: 1589

What Is The Livingston Emblem?

Everything about this color scheme is wrong but my question is what is the emblem? A stylized headless tourist? Anybody know?

https://www.airliners.net/open.file/467003/L/

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 04, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can Airlines Cancel Flights Due To Pax #s?
Replies: 38
Views: 10870

RE: Can Airlines Cancel Flights Due To Pax #s?

"Kingsford - I know a LOT of airlines cancel services around Christmas, especially 24/25/26 December, usually about 3 or 4 months out, when they see what demand is like, and what their crewing rosters are likely to look like. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> certainly do it, and the boo...

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by MaverickM11
Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Rank And File: "We're Doomed"
Replies: 8
Views: 5345

RE: Boeing Rank And File: "We're Doomed"

"When you say "How much do we really care what the rank n' file thinks.... there's a reason they're rank n' file, ya know", who do mean by "we"? There wouldn't be pilots flying planes if the rank and file didn't build them. And, this lot of rank and file are highly specialised workers. Besides, even...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA's O&D Airports
Replies: 12
Views: 2541

RE: USA's O&D Airports

A lot of the airports mentioned thus far are also heavy on OD based solely on their location. There's not much connecting opportunity anyway at <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>, <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL /...

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by MaverickM11
Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: P4- Registrations
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

P4- Registrations

There are a bunch of private aircraft and VIP aircraft with a P4- registration (the new Finnair MD-11 was an ex P4- registered a/c)....is this like registering cruise ships in Liberia or is there a leasing company in the Netherland Antilles?

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by MaverickM11
Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair Adds 6th MD-11!
Replies: 25
Views: 6010

RE: Finnair Adds 6th MD-11!

Is there an Aruban leasing company that owns this aircraft? Why was it registered P4-<acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>? There are a bunch of private aircraft and VIP aircraft with a P4- registration....is thi...

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