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by citationjet
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21064

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

alitis wrote:
On a side note, I assume Donald's 742 had to stop for refueling but where? Its 9100 miles to Singapore from Quebec. Is it true the in flight refueling capability has never been used?

-Alitis

It has never been used with POTUS aboard.

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by citationjet
Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang
Replies: 105
Views: 21064

Re: Air China 747 just did a round trip to Pyongyang

777PHX wrote:
Rumor on Twitter is that this one was a test for the real flight. Kim's IL-62 probably isn't reliable enough for that long of a sector. It's never been anywhere other than China. Supposedly Kim wants a 744 to match Trump.


Actually a 744 would "Trump" Donald's 742.

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by citationjet
Wed May 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV evangelist and their planes
Replies: 93
Views: 4419

Re: TV evangelist and their planes

You could purchase 10,800 airline tickets averaging $5,000 each for the $54M price tag of the 7X. Purchasing airline tickets instead would also eliminate the costs of crew, fuel, insurance, maintenance, and hanger space for the 7X. Jesse Duplantis says that God told him that "you need a Falcon ...

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by citationjet
Sun May 20, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many boarding groups?!
Replies: 22
Views: 2855

Re: How many boarding groups?!

Delta has: 1. Disabled 2. Families with Children and Military 3. Premium 4. Sky Priority 5. Zone 1 6. Zone 2 7. Zone 3 8. Zone 4 The first 4 groups get to walk on the "red carpet" at the Delta gates. After Sky Priority, the gate agent closes that line and opens up the General Boarding lin...

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by citationjet
Wed May 16, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

You're correct. Braniff sold those routes, which were very profitable, to keep the company afloat. I think the routes wound up with Eastern and later with United (when it tried a Miami hub). I could be wrong though. I don't believe Braniff ever sold their SA routes. According to John Nance's book &...

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by citationjet
Tue May 15, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

I'm curious when airlines researched new routes back then, what data did they use to determine route viability? How did they determine and forecast route viability back in the 70s? Braniff did an all out grab for routes shortly after deregulation was signed on October 18, 1978. Very little, if any,...

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by citationjet
Tue May 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4543

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Until deregulation, the only US international carriers were PanAm and TWA. Not true at all. Braniff started service to South America in 1946, shortly after World War II. On May 19, 1946, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) awarded Braniff routes to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, co...

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying MAN to Thailand. Which airline?
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Re: which airline?

Why don't you make your thread subject a little more descriptive to get people to know specifically what you are asking? Like "Which airline to Thailand, Turkish or Oman?".
"which airline" is too generic, and not specific enough.

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by citationjet
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The most beautiful airplane ever built?
Replies: 91
Views: 5485

Re: The most beautiful airplane ever built?

Shouldn't this thread be in Travel, Polls & Preferences?
http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=4

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Domestic 767-400s
Replies: 23
Views: 3544

Re: Domestic 767-400s

Here are all the 767-400s currently in flight in the world. You can pick from this list.
https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B764

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by citationjet
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman fined $500 by US CBP for saving Delta snack
Replies: 177
Views: 20617

Re: Woman fined $500 for saving Delta snack

Fine is perfectly legal. A lot of people at US airports and Canada-USA border crossings get fined for the same reason. There is no random about it. USCBP canines are trained to spot fruits. Passenger either was not aware or conveniently left out the part she was sniffed out by a dog. Of course it w...

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by citationjet
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight duration classifications
Replies: 28
Views: 2880

Re: Flight duration classifications

For today, I guess this would be easier Long-haul: International flights Medium-haul: Cross-country flights Short-haul: Domestic flights How do you distinguish cross country flights from domestic flights? All cross country flights would seem to be domestic flights, but not all domestic would be cro...

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by citationjet
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 117665

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wyWpXGo5Yc


The guy taking the video does not have his O2 mask over his nose and mouth, only his mouth.
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NDiesel wrote:
Video from onboard during emergency decent: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wyWpXGo5Yc


The guy taking the video does not have his O2 mask over his nose and mouth, only his mouth.

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?
Replies: 27
Views: 1097

Re: What are your “must-have” carry-on items you take onboard for a pleasant and comfortable flight?

Noise cancelling headsets, iPod for music, neck pillow, eyeshades, Ambien (10 mg) for long flights, small flashlight, snacks like Fig Newtons, gum, hand sanitizer.

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by citationjet
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Old livery "holdouts"
Replies: 18
Views: 1595

Re: Old livery "holdouts"

Kno wrote:
There was a time in the early-mid 00s when if you flew Delta you'd have no idea what livery out of 3 you might get!


Three Delta liveries.

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by citationjet
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines intra-CA routes
Replies: 52
Views: 7341

Re: Alaska Airlines intra-CA routes

It may also be remembered that last week the OAG thread confirmed an AS increase in the SAN-SJC market to 4x daily r/t starting on May 20. My feeling is that AS is doing well in their intra-CA markets (and I hope we see more, such as SAN-OAK.) bb I am flying AS from SAN-SJC next week, and the seat ...

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by citationjet
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt
Replies: 67
Views: 19918

Re: Emirates Flight Attendant Jumps From Aircraft in Apparent Suicide Attempt

The Aviation Herald website is reporting that the plane was parked at the gate when she fell to the concrete below, and she is in critical condition.

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why no flights between major cities in Ireland?
Replies: 27
Views: 3272

Re: Why no flights major cities in Ireland?

What if tourists or business travelers do not have car? They want to visit other town to travel to either cities. Q The same as here in the US. I live in Wichita, KS and we are within a 3 hour drive to Kansas City, Omaha (5 hr), Tulsa and Oklahoma City. There are no flights between Wichita and thes...

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by citationjet
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Test pilot & production pilot
Replies: 13
Views: 1078

Re: Test pilot & production pilot

Not sure about the numbers, but at Cessna the Engineering test pilots wear blue flight suits, the production test pilots wear brown flight suits and the marketing pilots wear "suits".

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by citationjet
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA to retire 45 737-800's
Replies: 112
Views: 24925

Re: AA to retire 45 737-800's

Cointrin330 wrote:
And yet they keep flying those ratty old 763s and 752s...

And MD80s....

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by citationjet
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?
Replies: 25
Views: 2242

Re: What Does It Take To Make Flying Special Again?

You would be amazed of the "quality" of people you find in F nowadays, more often than not. And I'm talking international F not the joke of F that is on domestic US flights. As the OP said...not hats but baseball caps...not suits but Nikes... It's just the way the World has changed, I gue...

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by citationjet
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your opinion about Airbus A330-200 charter quote
Replies: 14
Views: 1568

Re: Your opinion about Airbus A330-200 charter quote

The DOC of US$ 9,000 per hour for an A330 seems a little low. Also it does not include many additional expenses required for the trip. Ground handling, landing fees, dead head flights to position the aircraft, higher fuel charges in Africa, profit, etc. would have to be added to the DOC. Business je...

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best First Class Seat Experience - US East Coast to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Best First Class Seat Experience - US East Coast to Europe

Which airline offers the best First Class Seat experience from the east coast of the US to Europe? I am interested in the physical seat comfort, amenities, etc, and NOT the soft product like service, food, beverage experience. Does anyone offer true First Class seats (not Business/First) to Europe f...

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by citationjet
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7177

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

No for the most part they are on par with service and price just as the legacies. There is really no advantage in flying Southwest vs the other network carriers in the USA. One disadvantage is that SW does not have agreements with any other airline. If your SW flight cancels, they will only put you...

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by citationjet
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?
Replies: 74
Views: 7177

Re: Do you think the 'Southwest Effect' still exists?

No for the most part they are on par with service and price just as the legacies. There is really no advantage in flying Southwest vs the other network carriers in the USA. One disadvantage is that SW does not have agreements with any other airline. If your SW flight cancels, they will only put you...

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by citationjet
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft
Replies: 92
Views: 14355

Re: Boeing prepares 10,000th 737 aircraft

I don't think this is the 10,000th 737, rather, the 10,000th airframe to come from the production line of Spirit Aerostructures in Wichita. I believe that a few of the first 737s were not produced in Wichita, but rather in Renton. I have tried to determine how many of the 737s never made the trip f...

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by citationjet
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135R vs KC-135T
Replies: 5
Views: 1033

Re: KC-135R vs KC-135T

With the SR-71s not flying anymore, what is the status of the KC-135T?

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by citationjet
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: the future of the jet bridge
Replies: 29
Views: 4831

Re: the future of the jet bridge

Fire regulations did not allow for glass bridges in the USA ... also ADA regulations Requre a way to board wheel chair pax. So USA Has a few rules they don’t ha e to worry about in other places Not true. Wichita, KS (ICT) just built a new terminal within the last 18 months with 12 all glass jet bri...

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by citationjet
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?
Replies: 37
Views: 6630

Re: Why placing 1st/business class in nose?

This is a little off topic but this thread raises an interesting question for me: when was the concept of first class introduced to airline travel? IIRC, in the early days of commercial aviation airplanes were single class. Was F class introduced only in the jet age? Was it only with the launch of ...

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by citationjet
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non-Revenue on Concorde?
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

Re: Non-Revenue on Concorde?

My father non-revved on Concorde for free. They had a ferry flight from JFK to ICT to pick up passengers for a charter flight to Europe the next day. My father worked for America West, who worked the ground crew for Concorde in Wichita, KS (ICT). He rode Concorde with about 10 other non-revs on boar...

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by citationjet
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no ISP-LAX?
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

Re: Why no ISP-LAX?

Another thread six months ago asked a similar question (Southern Calif instead of LAX). http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1368843

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by citationjet
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK
Replies: 100
Views: 16602

Re: Kenya Airways announces daily non-stop flights to JFK

MileHFL400 wrote:
Anyone notice how long the aircraft sits idle at JFK for?

See Reply #14.

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by citationjet
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favourite plane?
Replies: 24
Views: 1025

Re: What is your favourite plane?

707-320 in PanAm colors.
VC-10 in BOAC colors a close second.

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by citationjet
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane blown into bulding, Malta
Replies: 24
Views: 5998

Re: Plane blown into bulding, Malta

I never said nor indicated that I was "upset". Just genuinely curious. "Plane hits building" - that's news. The rest of it, not so much. Not so much for you maybe, but there are others who may be interested. As with any news story that is reported, one can ignore what you don't ...

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by citationjet
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft
Replies: 26
Views: 8551

Re: Repossession of Commercial Aircraft

Honestly I question exactly how realistic that show is. I've only seen a few episodes but from what I remember there's a disclaimer in the credits stating that the show is a "reenactment" or something like that depicting the kinds of situations an airplane repo guy might encounter, not ac...

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by citationjet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 2024

Re: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted

Does anybody have photos of all the various Braniff color schemes that they can post? The Braniff Flying Colors FB page has some great photos of various Braniff color schemes. https://www.facebook.com/braniffflyingcolors/photos/pb.405906479478663.-2207520000.1479181051./1071644996238138/?type=3&...

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by citationjet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 2024

Re: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted

Braniff painted a 720 and BAC-111 for the rollout. Don't remember BAC-111 color but the 720 was the single quickly repainted lavender plane and used for most the press (they just retouched the photos to turn it blue when they decided to drop lavender). "The Periwinkle Blue or Lavender Solid Co...

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by citationjet
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 2024

Re: Complete Listing of Braniff Jellybean Colors Wanted

A DC-6 was painted as a test with some differences (i.e. minor things like title colors, I think the wing may have also been painted?) from the final livery design used, but was never placed into commercial service with the livery or used to showcase the livery. " July 6, 1965 The Right side o...

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by citationjet
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine
Replies: 684
Views: 187049

Re: AF66 CDG-LAX (A388-F-HPJE) diverts to Goose Bay (YYR) with an uncontained engine failure to #4 engine

Looks like A380 is being ferried from Goose Bay to Paris today (Dec 6, 2017). It is currently in flight.

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by citationjet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 6334

Re: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA

alasizon wrote:
Another piece that wasn't mentioned is that with glass jetways, every passenger can see everything going on outside which is not always ideal...

They can see much of the same, if not more, from the windows in the gate area.

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by citationjet
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA
Replies: 38
Views: 6334

Re: Glass Jet Bridges in the USA

As others have said, Building/fire codes have caused problems in the past, and cost is a concern. I would expect to be seeing more of them be installed in the future though. I head rumor that the SEA N terminal refresh was looking at them. That is true that fire codes are the main reason for the la...

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by citationjet
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?
Replies: 57
Views: 8674

Re: Do Flight Attendants Know if a Passenger is Underage?

In the 50's, didn't TWA have to stop liquor service when flying over Kansas because Kansas was a "dry" state at the time? It was the 1970s. Vern Miller even visited my high school class in 1973, and explained his rationale for enforcing the liquor ban. He raided Amtrak trains, and threate...

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by citationjet
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most-missed US Major
Replies: 68
Views: 5555

Re: Most-missed US Major

Braniff.

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by citationjet
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Visual of largest airlines by state in the USA
Replies: 89
Views: 16363

Re: Visual of largest airlines by state

How is WN the leader in Kansas? They aren't even the largest in Wichita, the only city they serve in the state. AA leads in Wichita and serves MHK and GCK. I'm sure other states are wrong as well. I live in Wichita, and WN does not seem to be the leader in ICT, the only city they serve in the state...

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by citationjet
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 4435

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

My first flight was a Braniff DC-3 in 1956.

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by citationjet
Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings
Replies: 33
Views: 6536

Re: Official Boeing 747-8 AF1 Renderings

Interesting there is no inflight refueling bump on the nose in the rendering.

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by citationjet
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement
Replies: 57
Views: 5017

Re: Inflight Refueling Deleted from AF-1 Replacement

Most people don't realize it, but the inflight refueling requirement was ADDED during the bidding process to the current 747-200 AF1 project. During the original AF1 bidding proposal process, the 747-200 was competing with the DC-10 for AF-1. The DC-10 didn't meet the range requirement and the 747 d...

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by citationjet
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA going all 777 at GRU
Replies: 23
Views: 3790

Re: AA going all 777 at GRU

I think there is confusion on what time period is being considered. The OP is discussing Oct 29 and on. Many others are discussing current flights.

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by citationjet
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier
Replies: 29
Views: 2121

Re: Airports with one longhaul Int'l carrier

Question for the OP. Do you mean airports with only one airline that has international flights out of that airport? What if a second airline (that also has international service at other airports) serves only domestic routes at that same airport - does that count?

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