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  •  Ha! Funny! (2+ / 0-)
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    Major Kong, xaxnar

    That has struck my funny bone...  Reminds of what foreigners used to call SAHSA, the Honduran state airline:  "Stay At Home, Stay Alive."  And there was always "AVIA NUNCA" (a.k.a. Avianca, the Colombian flag carrier.)

    -7.13 / -6.97 "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." -- Edmund Burke

    by GulfExpat on Thu May 23, 2013 at 12:54:02 AM PDT

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    •  I haven't heard that one (3+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar, eyesoars, RiveroftheWest

      We used to say Delta stood for

      Doesn't Ever Leave The Airport

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Thu May 23, 2013 at 09:38:51 AM PDT

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    •  BOAC (now defunct) (2+ / 0-)
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      Major Kong, RiveroftheWest

      == Better On A Camel

      •  I used to fly BOAC, or (2+ / 0-)
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        eyesoars, RiveroftheWest

        British Overseas Airways Corporation, which became British Airways in the mid-70s when they combined with BEA (British European Airways), and their VC-10s were wonderful. Those were the quietest large aircraft of their day with their four, tail-mounted engines.  Loved 'em!  

        -7.13 / -6.97 "The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." -- Edmund Burke

        by GulfExpat on Thu May 23, 2013 at 11:23:42 PM PDT

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