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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    My daughter worked that airport in the past. She said the high temperatures affects the plane's performance and payload capacities
    It doesn't have small runways, hell, we used to run 747 flights out of there. In higher temps, the density of the air is less, reducing lift. Can be tough when you have an older engine type on a longer distance flight with a full plane. Gets much worse if you are at a higher elevation airport on a hot day. We do flights from Costa Rica to Phoenix on a A319, and several times a year it takes a weight penalty and we have to leave about 30 seats empty. Wrong plane for the route, but the 757 is in use on Hawaii flights and shorter transatlantic flights.

    Next time you are at Las Vegas airport, look for the 737's that are all white, with a red stripe right across the middle. That is an airline that you can't fly on, and is going somewhere that doesn't officially exist .
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    Nah, it must be Obama's fault.
    I see you're shortchanging Bush again.
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    Nah, it must be Obama's fault.
    Bush did it first.
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Yeah flying around in a pressurized metal tube going hundreds of miles an hour, I'm suprised MORE accidents don't occur.

    Off topic, but people always ask why everyone doesn't have a flying car. Just take a look at the highways and the cars that break down. Can you imagine a breakdown at 10,000 feet or more? Holy cow!
    Imagine letting everyone move around in a 3 dimensional space.
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I hate the take-offs and landings myself. And turbulence.
    I like the take offs, the feel of the acceleration is cool. Reminds me of drag racing.

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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    It doesn't have small runways, hell, we used to run 747 flights out of there. In higher temps, the density of the air is less, reducing lift. Can be tough when you have an older engine type on a longer distance flight with a full plane. Gets much worse if you are at a higher elevation airport on a hot day. We do flights from Costa Rica to Phoenix on a A319, and several times a year it takes a weight penalty and we have to leave about 30 seats empty. Wrong plane for the route, but the 757 is in use on Hawaii flights and shorter transatlantic flights.

    Next time you are at Las Vegas airport, look for the 737's that are all white, with a red stripe right across the middle. That is an airline that you can't fly on, and is going somewhere that doesn't officially exist .
    I've seen those planes on the Net.
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I've seen those planes on the Net.
    Well, some of their flights are to Palmdale, Tonopah Test Range, Nellis, Vandenberg, Point Mugu and China Lake, but "JANET" airlines is famous for their other destination!

    http://www.flightradar24.com/WWW568/3e5095c
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Imagine letting everyone move around in a 3 dimensional space.
    No kidding, I watch how people drive on the highway no way I would trust them in 3-D space.

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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    No kidding, I watch how people drive on the highway no way I would trust them in 3-D space.
    Cluster****?
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    Re: Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

    Quote Originally Posted by GreatNews2night View Post
    Nah, it must be Obama's fault.
    Thanks, Obama!


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.

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