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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Junior's New Ride
      #382099 - 12/06/13 11:23 AM



Still "Junior" and only 16 hours to go. :-))

the other bill


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C.L. Manno
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Reged: 11/29/04
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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #382100 - 12/06/13 12:04 PM

Sign me up!

On second thought, the international division flies 14-16 days a month for < 80 hours of pay, all-nighter at least one way, away from home half the month.

I'm flying > 90 hours a month (offsets their higher equipment rate) in 14-15 days a month, home every night, off all weekends and holidays, afternoons only (allows my university direct deposit, which I'd have to give up with a three day trip schedule).

Pretty, but I'll have to pass.

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Randy Sohn
Gradn Exlated Ordre of teh Fyling Fingres


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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #382114 - 12/06/13 03:58 PM

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Still "Junior" and only 16 hours to go. :-))

the other bill




That looks suspiciously like a computer depiction to me, not a real one? The last AA whale I saw had only three portholes on the upper deck? I.e., a -100.

best, randy


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Bill Bridges - 9S1
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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #382125 - 12/06/13 05:28 PM

B747-800 at Kai Tak. If you look close you'll see the "checkerboard" in the background. :-))

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C.L. Manno
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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #382126 - 12/06/13 05:43 PM

Quote:

Quote:


Still "Junior" and only 16 hours to go. :-))

the other bill




That looks suspiciously like a computer depiction to me, not a real one? The last AA whale I saw had only three portholes on the upper deck? I.e., a -100.

best, randy




Yup--we had two shortys for the Australia service, while it lasted. I think we stopped that route around 98, 97 maybe?

As I recall, somebody crunched a wingtip parking one of them, hit the adjacent jet bridge that was out of position. Which is why no one really has any confidence in wing walkers.

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Chris "Junior" Manno
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Randy Sohn
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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: C.L. Manno]
      #382144 - 12/06/13 09:28 PM

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Yup--we had two shortys for the Australia service




Mmmmm, forgot about the SPs you guys had, wuz thinking' of those dash 100s, didn't one end up with NASA to carry the space shuttle (after it left Roswell)?

best, randy


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sreyoB yrraL
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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #382153 - 12/06/13 10:33 PM

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That looks suspiciously like a computer depiction to me, not a real one?



(Pssst... That's why it's in the Flight Sims section. <g>)


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sreyoB yrraL
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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: Bill Bridges - 9S1]
      #382154 - 12/06/13 10:34 PM

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B747-800



No such thing.

Boeing changed the numbering convention after the -400. The new design is the B747-8. No "00".


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C.L. Manno
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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #382155 - 12/06/13 10:42 PM

Yes--the silver NASA bird carrying the shuttle was an old AA -100.

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Richard Duxbury (Dux)
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Reged: 05/15/04
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Re: Junior's New Ride [Re: Randy Sohn]
      #382250 - 12/07/13 11:24 PM

Well, it's fun to look at this computer picture. And the old dog food checker board warning sign during the circle approach to -now long closed- old Hong Hong.

Meanwhile, the merger will continue -and the wide bodies must include B-777/A-330/many Boeing 767's -and perhaps I'm forgetting some -but no B-747's.

I wish Junior would not keep reminding me about schedules I never had -but then, he still has that 40% pay cut, now 12 years old.

Regards,

Dux -driving my now old narrow body Lexus in Tucson.


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