Re: O'Hare -> Hong Kong Non-Stop

From: (Jim Strain)
Organization: NETCOM On-Line Communications Services
Date:         20 Jul 96 15:59:08 
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In article <airliners.1996.1326@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
(Larry Stone) wrote:

> Apparently, one fuel saving technique being used is the plane is towed to
> the runway and engines started in the runup area.

If I were a passenger, this is one "technique" that would make me *very*
nervous.  Sort of like being told, "for my safety and comfort" to please
put on my life vest.  There *are* worse things than having to make a gas
. . . jim strain in san diego.