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by cloudboy
Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Paint Scheme
Replies: 3
Views: 2420

RE: Aircraft Paint Scheme

You might want to check this site out. Lots of modified aircraft pictures.

http://www.cardatabase.net/modifiedairlinerphotos/

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by cloudboy
Thu Feb 12, 2004 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Amazing Thing Seen From Window
Replies: 89
Views: 11384

RE: Most Amazing Thing Seen From Window

My most memorable sight - descending into Seattle at sunset - we were headed north and there was a heavy but low cloud cover. As we passed (what I think was) Mt. Hood, it was sticking up out of the clouds. We descended rather close to it (I thought) and dropped into the clouds...

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by cloudboy
Wed Feb 11, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner Landing On Interstate 190
Replies: 44
Views: 12948

RE: Airliner Landing On Interstate 190

What section of 190 are you talking about? There are two possible I can think of - the one that is in Holden/West Boylston just after the big curve at Mountain St, and the one in Sterling, just before you get to Rt 12. The Stretch in Sterling I doubt would be long enough to land an aircraft on anywa...

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Wonderful Inflight Experience
Replies: 52
Views: 4635

RE: A Wonderful Inflight Experience

I had a great experience with Delta last year. My brother, a student out in Colorado, was involved in a bad climbing accident. After rushing out to Denver on United (bad experience I won't get into here), my brother was finally ready to be discharged from the hospital. Problem was he still was compl...

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 10 Years.....who Will Be The #1 US Airline?
Replies: 82
Views: 10986

RE: In 10 Years.....who Will Be The #1 US Airline?

<i>1.b) Domestic first class will have evaporated! Why? Because of Eclipse, Adams 700, Cessna Mustang, etc. In ten years time, if you can afford a business class ticket (and perhaps even with just a full Y ticket) you'll be able to afford an air taxi that will take you to your destination much faste...

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliner Landing On Interstate 190
Replies: 44
Views: 12948

RE: Airliner Landing On Interstate 190

Back to the original question- I am assuming that you are talking about that stretch in Sterling right above Sterling Airport where there are these way oversized shoulders (they used to be green)? Neat idea, landing a jet there - never thought of that. My father worked on that highway back in the 70...

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Style Sabre (Reservations)
Replies: 15
Views: 5096

RE: Old Style Sabre (Reservations)

Thanks. I hate the Travelocity interface, and most of the other systems too. Just give me the information I want, and all of it! I hate it when systems try to show you only what they think you want to see!

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by cloudboy
Tue Feb 10, 2004 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways, Could They Re-invent Themselves
Replies: 38
Views: 3955

RE: US Airways, Could They Re-invent Themselves

True, there would be some market, but I am not sure enough to be profitable on. When you get right down to it, most of the non-major cities in Europe and north Africa probably don't have a lot of passengers destined for anything other than the most major cities in the US. And as pointed out before, ...

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Style Sabre (Reservations)
Replies: 15
Views: 5096

Old Style Sabre (Reservations)

Several years ago, there were places on the web where you could see the old ascii Sabre reservations system - the one where they showed the flights and how many seats of each class were available on it. Now with the new system you can't see that info anymore (at least not for non agents). Is there a...

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Saver Service
Replies: 1
Views: 2572

Midwest Express Saver Service

How is Midwest Express' Saver Service? There was such a following for the airline back when they were all business class, but when they started having some flights with the standard seating, they seemed to loose all their customers, at least from people I have talked to. I haven't heard a thing abou...

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue:?'s About LA
Replies: 28
Views: 2827

RE: JetBlue:?'s About LA

I have only flown the west coast once, but at <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym>, isn't it more a destination airport than a starting airport, with Disneyland nearby? How far is it from <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> - it looks pretty ...

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways, Could They Re-invent Themselves
Replies: 38
Views: 3955

RE: US Airways, Could They Re-invent Themselves

Who would want to fly two hours in the US, have a two hour turn around (and a terminal change!) to a fly a 319 all the way from Boston to Algiers? Heck, can you even fly a 319 trans Atlantic, let alone from there to another continent?

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways, Could They Re-invent Themselves
Replies: 38
Views: 3955

RE: US Airways, Could They Re-invent Themselves

What they need to do is stop focusing on becoming a low-cost operation! Everyone seems to be caught up in these low cost model. If everyone offers the same exact product, why not go with the lowest cost? What US (and all the majors, for that matter) need to do is focus on providing a better product....

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing How Pilots Are Compensated
Replies: 11
Views: 3253

RE: Changing How Pilots Are Compensated

I agree that pilots are paid for a lot less time than they actually spend on the job. How did that even get started? I mean, why are pilots not paid for the time they spend in flight planning and computing weight and all that other fun stuff? How much time does that add to your flight? I also have t...

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 10 Years.....who Will Be The #1 US Airline?
Replies: 82
Views: 10986

RE: In 10 Years.....who Will Be The #1 US Airline?

Are we talking biggest as in the most passengers carried, as in the most profitable, as in the largest number of flights, or as in the largest number of cities served. Or, for that matter, the largest operation? Anotherwords, there really is no one answer. There will be carriers that focus on profit...

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next BIG Thing
Replies: 14
Views: 3966

RE: Next BIG Thing

I hadn't paid that much attention to Southwest's model. To be honest - they were always serving the outlying airports so they never went where you wanted to go. And they made so many hops per flight that they took forever, so I pretty well considered them a tourist airline and not a business one. No...

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing How Pilots Are Compensated
Replies: 11
Views: 3253

RE: Changing How Pilots Are Compensated

On the average, how much of the time you are working are you actually paid for? I know that there is time between flights and stuff, I am talking about when you get to the airport and start getting ready for the flight, checking weather and all the paperwork, and all the stuff after the flight.

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by cloudboy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In 10 Years.....who Will Be The #1 US Airline?
Replies: 82
Views: 10986

RE: In 10 Years.....who Will Be The #1 US Airline?

I wouldn't be surprised if the biggest airline in 10 years turns out to still be <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. While the LCC's will certainly impact operations, and may be more profitable, the LCC model only works for serving markets with enough demand to be profitable. So a...

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by cloudboy
Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing How Pilots Are Compensated
Replies: 11
Views: 3253

Changing How Pilots Are Compensated

There was a post a little while ago about Pilot compensation, and from some of the posts it seemed like the whole system was stacked against the pilots and seemed a little unfair. This is mainly for the pilots, but anyone can chime in. If you could totally rework the system, what would you do? I kno...

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by cloudboy
Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Domestic 747 Flights Left?
Replies: 7
Views: 3359

Any Domestic 747 Flights Left?

Are there any US Domestic flights left that still see service by the 747s? I know only UA and NW even still have 747s, but possibly service from an international airline?

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by cloudboy
Sun Feb 08, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next BIG Thing
Replies: 14
Views: 3966

RE: Next BIG Thing

Unfortunately it seems most airlines are more interested in trying to follow everyone else than innovate on their own. But a few possible new trends I could see happening: 1) Low cost international flights. One type, such as 767s flying from only a couple of airports in the US to European markets. N...

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