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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D. View Post
    May I ask why to Southwest? Just competition?
    Wouldn't be those pesky holes that pop up in the fuselages would it?
    'My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous.' Andy Warhol

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    In 2006 I flew Alliance Air 737-200 within India. We landed so hard in New Delhi I was expecting to hear the brakes scrapping on the runway, we actually landed (bounced) 3 times (no joke) and the interior hadn't been worked on since the 70's, I expected the same for maintenance. As a commercial pilot, not much scares me anymore. I have learned that no matter what you are flying, if the weather is bad, your odds get worse. I have also learned to stay with the big boys, I prefer Star Alliance, but the others work just as good, SkyTeam, One World, they've been vetted and must maintain certain standards. But who are we kidding, as airplane geeks, there is nothing better than trying a new airline and a new airliner type.

    Kidding aside, stay away from ANY Indonesian carrier.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ View Post
    ...we actually landed (bounced) 3 times (no joke)...
    Pilot probably needed 3 landings for currency requirements.

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    Actually the landing was at night, IMC with a VOR approach. Yea, he was good for another 6 months!
    Pull back and the houses get smaller!

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    @Phil... No, I am a spoiled. XM and Live TV or a first class seat to sleep in or I am driving. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by steve1840 View Post
    Niiiiice! What kind of a price did she get on that?
    about $1500 RT
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    I will avoid the 757 when possible, although I am not fanatical about it. I just think it is the most passenger unfriendly plane Boeing has made. Too many passengers / rows in a single aisle configuration. On the flip side, I love the 767. I fly it to Europe frequently, and in coach it is about as good as coach gets.

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    $1500 is a great price. Bene!
    And I, I took the path less traveled by
    and that has made all the difference......yet...
    I have a feeling a handle of people are going to be very interested in what I post in the near future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viapanam View Post
    I will avoid the 757 when possible, although I am not fanatical about it. I just think it is the most passenger unfriendly plane Boeing has made. Too many passengers / rows in a single aisle configuration. On the flip side, I love the 767. I fly it to Europe frequently, and in coach it is about as good as coach gets.
    Very true. Def a plane designed with the pilots in mind and not pax comfort.
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    I don't quite see how the amount of rows in front of or behind you can affect your own comfort. The airlines pick the configs and it's otherwise the same as any 737 or mid-size Airbus. If anything, the 757 being so overpowere makes its performance better for passengers in getting to certain destinations and so forth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D. View Post
    I will never fly on a Russian-made aircraft, or any aircraft that belongs to a nation whose maintenance I do not trust (ie: Russia).
    http://www.shephardmedia.com/news/ro...26-operations/

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    I also will never fly Kuwaiti Airways.
    Email me anytime at [email protected].

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    Heard on the news this morning that 2011 was the safest year for Air travel but they also noted that Russian build planes are 7 times more likely to crash than western build planes.
    Overheard on JFK TOWER - S Turns are fine, U-Turns are bad....

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    As expected. Which news source? I'd like to quote it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D. View Post
    I also will never fly Kuwaiti Airways.
    Because you can't get liquored up on board?

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