Re: sci.aeronautics.airliners

Organization: New Jersey Institute of Technology
Date:         01 Jun 94 14:35:01 
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In article <airliners.1994.1245@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
  rna@leland.Stanford.EDU (Robert Ashcroft) writes:
> ...
> Anchorage should be pretty pleased that they kept one function at least,
> since few Asia passenger flights stop there anymore, now that the Russkies
> have become more reasonable and airplanes have grown longer legs.

   Just as a point of reference when I went to Vietnam this February I flew a
747-400B (it was full) on Asiana Airlines (Korea) out of JFK in New York.  On
the way there we stopped in Anchorage and Seoul then switched to a Vietnam
Airlines 767 leased from Air Brunei and flown by a British or Australian
pilot for the leg to Saigon (nobody there called it Ho Chi Minh City except
in official publications).  On the way back we stopped in Seoul and switched
to another 747-400B for a non-stop flight back to JFK.  I think the difference
was that westbound we had a headwind and eastbound we had a tailwind.  The
planes had an interesting flight status readout displayed on the movie screen
that showed the headwind to be 60-85 mph and the tailwind 95-120 mph.  I would
have much preferred another stop in Anchorage.  The 12 1/2 hour non-stop flight
was just brutal.

- Steve -
Stephen F. Keeton
Senior System Programmer
Computing Services Department
New Jersey Institute of Technology
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