YYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 5297 times:
Hey a-net for the few that rember I started a topic TEXAS AIRPORTS and I cant find it. So for those who can find it or rember my story here is the update...
6 of us are going to Aus to watch the game in Nov TEXAS vs A&M. We got tickets paid a pretty buck for them any way here is what 4 of the 6 guy's are doing they are driving to BUF taking
US AIR BUF PHL AUS return this ticket was $416 cnd. And my friend and I are flying on our AC passes YYZ-IAH zed on CO IAH AUS. Hotel we Have the ramada in north austin we are trying to get closer to the city. Thanks all and if any one can tell me this time of year(nov 23) how are the flight IAH AUS. thanks
ContinentalAUS From United States of America, joined May 2006, 55 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5218 times:
It's a short flight- 1 hour. From liftoff to touchdown it's really only 30 minutes. IAH can get busy, but your arrival and docking in AUS will be quick. Good for everyone else, bad for me- I never want to leave my home airport. All of the aircraft from IAH that day are 737s except for 1 753 (CO1541). Quick flight, but still 500 OnePass miles. One more thing:
Utapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5156 times:
Isn't that US Thanksgiving weekend????? The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days of the year for airlines. Thanksgiving Day itself (Thursday) used to be dead, but over the years it has gotten very busy.
And if there is a game in AUS that weekend, hotels are probably already full and you will have trouble finding anything closer at any sort of reasonable rate.
TxAgKuwait From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1803 posts, RR: 45 Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5028 times:
I live 68 mi NW of Austin. I doubt I get a ticket to that game, will end up watching it on TV.
While I am not overwhelmingly optimistic about A&M's chances vs tu in Austin I think rumors of their demise are premature. We will know much more about A&M after they play Texas teach-me-no-knowledge-college this coming weekend.
If you can send me a private msg on here, do so. I will be happy to tell you all you want to know about Austin (and probably some things you don't want to know about Austin.)
Chugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2 Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4959 times:
Quoting TxAgKuwait (Reply 9): We will know much more about A&M after they play Texas teach-me-no-knowledge-college this coming weekend.
I believe the proper terminology you are searching for is "Texas Tceh".
Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 10): YYZ, don't listen to anybody that says anything resembling tu or refers to a school as "varsity." It's all jealousy, and you are, indeed, going for the right team.
You seem like a rational person from that other school. I'll reserve my wrath for some of your more obnoxious bretheren Plus, Texas probably wins this game, but it will be far from a blowout. A lot of Longhorns seem to forget that A&M came very close to ruining UT's dream season last year, and the Aggies were terrible last year.
SCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5253 posts, RR: 27 Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4930 times:
Quoting Chugach (Reply 11): A lot of Longhorns seem to forget that A&M came very close to ruining UT's dream season last year, and the Aggies were terrible last year.
No one in their right mind ever writes off A&M against Texas (or vice-versa). It transcends mere talent.
In any event, UT fans enjoy having the visitors from The University of Texas' Agricultural and Mechanical Branch at Brazos County visit; typically very good guests, well-behaved and, usually, well-groomed.
The Texas Constitution
Article 7 - EDUCATION
Section 13 - AGRICULTURAL AND MECHANICAL COLLEGE
The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, established by an Act of the Legislature passed April 17th, 1871, located in the county of Brazos, is hereby made, and constituted a Branch of the University of Texas, for instruction in Agriculture, the Mechanic Arts, and the Natural Sciences connected therewith. And the Legislature shall at its next session, make an appropriation, not to exceed forty thousand dollars, for the construction and completion of the buildings and improvements, and for providing the furniture necessary to put said College in immediate and successful operation.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
Oh sweet Jesus yes. This is the best, most useful advice you'll ever read on this board. It's not only worth the drive, it's worth the whole trip. The only thing you need to keep in mind, however, is that it's BYOB.
Quoting SCCutler (Reply 13): The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, established by an Act of the Legislature passed April 17th, 1871, located in the county of Brazos, is hereby made, and constituted a Branch of the University of Texas, for instruction in Agriculture, the Mechanic Arts, and the Natural Sciences connected therewith.
Outstanding. I never knew this.
New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune
Odd, considering this little nugget is widely available on UT's very own website:
"The Constitution of 1866 directed the legislature to put the university in operation at an early date. In 1871 the legislature established the Texas A&M College, but the university was still postponed."
And later on in the same article: "The university was formally opened in the new building on September 15, 1883, though classes were held in the temporary Capitol as late as January 1884."
N160LH From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4631 times:
Quoting S12PPL (Reply 21): Quoting KELPkid (Reply 20):
Other Oregonians would respectfully disagree
You did not by chance officiate the Oklahoma - Oregon game did ya..? Yeah Yeah I know, you think you made the right call..! Just like you think going to Texas is a bad thing... Haha... Just remember nobodies perfect... Haha... And just to clear things up I was born in Oklahoma and lived there for 15 years... Which is why I am a Sooners fan... But I now live in Texas... and trust me (I have been to all 50) Texas is the best state in the Union... If you want it... You can find it Texas...
Quoting KELPkid (Reply 20): While on the subject of good food in AUS, I'm surprised no one has mentioned The County Line Wink Best BBQ Ribs & sausage for miles around...wonderful bread made from scratch
County Line is good but I like the atmosphere at Salt Lick better... But nothing touches Hard Eights BBQ... it is in Stephenville (Which is nowhere close to Austin)... But if you ever have a chance, fly into KSEP and take the golf cart over to Hard Eights... I have had BBQ from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas City, and Memphis; everywhere that is well known (Did anyone else notice that I did not mention Oregon!?!), and this place is by far the best... Salt Lick to me is a very close second, and County Line is in my top 5....
and once again blah blah blah something about Airplanes...
"I do alright up in the air, its down on the ground that I tend to mess up..."
DALNeighbor From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 597 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4615 times:
The state schools are a bunch of johnny come latelys.
Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor University is the oldest institution of higher learning in continuous operation in the state and is affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas.
Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana
Wright Amendment = Federally Engineered AA Price Gouging
BigJimFX From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4488 times:
Ahhhh Finally a thread that caters to my love of aviation and violence! umm err I mean FOOTBALL!!! While in AUS be sure to visit a mexican food resturaunt or 2. Can't remember the one I went to but it was on the south side of the campus. Very close to it. Tex-Mex and BBQ are definitly part of the culture here that you just can't get up north. Enjoy!
YYZACGUY From Canada, joined May 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4424 times:
We are flying into IAH because if we get bumped on continental more then 4 times(i believe a flight every hour) we can then rent a car and drive. Anet is the one that helped me and said that IAH is closer drive to AUS then DFW so thats why we are going to IAH.
ACYYZT1 thats me
25 Longhornmaniac: I try to be as rational as possible. LOL. Yes, they did. It was a great game, and in this rivalry, you can never rule any team out. Plenty of upsets.
26 Garri767: we have a county line here in AMA, its good, but not fantastic. i myself actually ventured out to saltlick and it is DEFINITELY worth it, best BBQ ive
27 Dc10s4ever: You have my deepest sympathy, Texas SUCKS! Dont go!
28 KPDX: Are you kidding? I go there every summer to visit family (Im from Oregon) and I absoulutely LOVE it there, in fact, my parents are thinking about mov
29 N160LH: Haha..! You just may be right... But thats why they play the games..! On another note... If you do Tex Mex, find a place that has Mexican Martini's..
30 SCCutler: Nothing inconsistent there... the A&M branch of The University of Texas was operational before the man campus at Austin. Given the state's priorities
31 Dadoftyler: YYZACGUY, Texas is my home...and that of my family for 5 generations. My kid is generation #6, the grandkid (coming soon!) will be #7. So believe when
32 Chugach: Even back then, the state knew that Aggies would be more productive and useful to society in general! As others have mentioned, it will be a great at
33 SCCutler: There can be no doubt, the Ags have been stalwart contributors to our great state's success. Help me out here; why is it that generally well-educated
34 Longhornmaniac: That's interesting you mention that. It's what I've been saying all along. LOL. Cheers, Cameron
35 UALFAson: That's right. Back when Texas really WAS a whole other country! Sic 'em bears! Rob S. Class of '01 P.S. Anybody see the photo of the A&M bookstore pr
36 Chugach: Because we wouldn't want to mistake you for the University of Tennessee! I'll admit, that was pretty funny.
37 Dc10s4ever: Yes the football team....USC is my team!
38 FXramper: Won't see any AA 757s here till December when they bring back the nerd bird flights to SJC and a daily 757 from DFW.
39 DTManiac: GIG 'EM AGGIES! Still trying to make it down to College Station for the Nebraska game in November. Have to graduate first.
40 TxAgKuwait: Did any of you realize that Southwest has open seating? (Mandatory airplane comment) I am sure you will have a great time while visiting. It's sort of
41 AA61Hvy: Fuck that. SMU is in the snottiest part of Dallas.
42 YYZACGUY: So can any one tell me how much a cab ride is to downtown austin from airport.
43 YYZACGUY: So can any one tell me how much a cab ride is to downtown austin from airport.
44 UAL747: Agreed....well, that an Uptown Dallas. Though Plano is quite full of snobbery as well. UAL[Edited 2006-10-01 00:59:06]
45 ContinentalAUS: Last year I went to see UT at A&M and the atmosphere was amazing. You'll see and experience a great game. If you want real Texas BBQ, come to Lockhart