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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: 8103

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: 5598

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: 9543

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: 4248

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: 7788

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: 5840

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: 6338

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: 5014

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: 5840

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: 5014

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: 5840

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: 15473

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: 18966

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: 7479

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: 12938

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: 3464

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: 14757

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: 19856

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: 5153

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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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA Upgrades
Replies: 50
Views: 4517

RE: SIA Upgrades

I believe that's correct. I've been told that family members of an SIA employee do not get upgrades unless the employee is at a certain level. For example, the wife of a captain can, and almost always gets an upgrade, while the wife of a first officer won't unless she pays for it. <acronym title="Sa...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WHO Cares About First Class
Replies: 112
Views: 8891

RE: WHO Cares About First Class

First is cool because most people who travel in First class don't actually pay for it  Smile

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5153

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

Ual747, <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> is centrally located between London and the US West Coast  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> From the article, I gather that VirginUSA would work a...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Got One Over An Airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 4280

RE: Ever Got One Over An Airline?

Back in the days when there was actual student fares, I used my old student id (I was no longer a student), to get cheaper tickets  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ
Replies: 32
Views: 5153

RE: Boston In Hunt For Virgin-USA HQ

If VirginUSA were to have a hub in <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>, that would make <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> a great cand...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 12, 2003 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN Beef Up PVD & MHT To Combat B6 At BOS?
Replies: 13
Views: 4738

RE: Will WN Beef Up PVD & MHT To Combat B6 At BOS?

MHT, <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>, and <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> do not compete with each other. They each serve different areas. <...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salute To Airbus
Replies: 28
Views: 4907

RE: Salute To Airbus

I like both. I find the 777 a beauty, and there's nothing like a 744. But what I like about Airbus is that they're doing what Boeing used to do: Innovating! Boeing nowdays has become too conservative, too content with following rather than leading. Airbus seems to be the one of the two that takes th...

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by airbazar
Sat Nov 08, 2003 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Supersonic Engines
Replies: 16
Views: 3733

RE: Supersonic Engines

I really have a hard time believing that 30+ year-old technology like the Olympus can't be improved on. In my opinion, the only reason it hasn't been done is because no one tried.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Beautiful Airport In The World?
Replies: 37
Views: 10962

RE: Most Beautiful Airport In The World?

Are we talking most beautifull airport, or most beautiful airport setting? MLE has a great setting but the airport facilities don't appear to be anything special. For most beautifull airport I'd have to say Bilbao is just stunning. Kansai too, seems very beautiful.

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by airbazar
Fri Nov 07, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking For Custom Built Models
Replies: 2
Views: 7633

Looking For Custom Built Models

Can anyone recomend a place that will custom build a DC-3? I have pictures of the livery and I'd like to have one built and custom painted. I'm not looking for a cheap plastic model, the kind you buy at a Toys-R-Us either  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy...

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 05, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Oldest Plane In The Major Carriers?
Replies: 66
Views: 17064

RE: What Is The Oldest Plane In The Major Carriers?

Back to that JAL 747-146B/SR/SUD picture. Could that be the wrong picture?
That looks like a 743 to me. I always thought that the extended upper deck started with the 743. I didn't know that there are -100 series 747's with an upper deck like that.

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by airbazar
Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ Twice Daily MAN
Replies: 17
Views: 2917

RE: SQ Twice Daily MAN

The 744 is very capable of doing <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym> non-stop. <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> chose to do it with a stop in BOM, st...

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by airbazar
Sun Nov 02, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public
Replies: 44
Views: 4273

RE: PIT Wants Terminal Open To Non-Tkt Holding Public

It will never happen. At least not in the foreseeable future. I know this is hard to envision, but airports will have to change and adapt, even if it means rebuilding.

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