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  • n. Alternative form of takeoff.


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  • The first example, is that of American Airlines flight 191 which crashed in 1979 after an engine fell off the DC-10 during take-off, killing all 271 of the people on board.

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  • The kid sitting next to the window ignored all the warnings about radio devices and vigorously texted someone since before take-off.

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  • The Jakarta-bound flight with 136 passengers on board returned to Singapore at 1:57 a.m. local time, just over an hour after take-off, "following a stall warning from the No. 2 engine," Cathay Pacific said in a statement Monday.

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  • My carry-on sized luggage, which was re-routed to the belly of the plane by an insistent ticket agent prior to take-off, was still partying in Miami and would be on another flight.

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  • Last year, the government banished visa requirements for non–EU citizens, waived landing and take-off fees for aircraft at airports nationwide and took steps to facilitate foreign investment in a sector that, like so many others, has been afflicted by corruption, cronyism and lack of competitiveness – the very ills that helped bring Greece to its knees.

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  • If the deal goes through, the number of take-off and landing slots IAG owns will rise to about 53%.

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  • One of my favorite movies - well, "Some Like it Hot," obviously - but I think "Operation Petticoat" with Cary Grant, which is even funnier, considering the kind of take-off that Tony Curtis did of Cary Grant in "Some Like it Hot."

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  • He covers his ears with his hands before take-off just as we rehearsed.

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  • When the door is closed for departure and the seat belt light is turned on, all cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off for taxi-out and take-off.

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  • The Good News: The Jet Age soap had a smooth take-off — actually improving on the final season premiere of Desperate Housewives that preceded it.

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