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What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:17 pm

Me personally, my aviation loves come down to the following

-IAH (as my home and favorite airport to start)
-ATL (as my favorite connecting airport)
-DL (favorite to fly)
-752 (favorite aircraft to fly)

What are your favorite things when flying (and my list doesn't have to limit your ideas)
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:21 pm

IAH-home airport
MEM-birth airport
SNA-home away from home airport
777- favorite aircraft
787- favorite aircraft to operate
747/A380- most memorable flights
UA/CO- airline I grew up with, my parents work for, and who I want to fly for
Corvettes
Houston Texans
Anaheim Ducks
University of Houston
And of course Boeing and chicks!   
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:37 pm

Douglas / McDonnell-Douglas airliners
CLT, my hometown airport when I was a kid
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:14 am

UA (Battleship grey livery especially, it's what I grew up with)
IAD (hometown airport), DEN (good memories from family trips), and NRT
744
Nintendo
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:43 am

ISP-original home airport
MYR/CHS-frequently used new home airports
B6-favorite airline
US Airways-second favorite and second-most frequently flown. Plus they take a lot of crap even though I've had far worse experiences on other airlines.
E-190- favorite aircraft
CLT-Favorite place to connect.

[Edited 2014-06-25 20:45:08]
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:08 am

BDL-Home airport

MSP-Something like 60% of my flights either start or end at MSP.

BOS-Actually hate the airport itself. But that's where the bug bit me. Smile every time I see it.

DL-Folks are Diamond and Gold. Overwhelming majority of my flying is on DL. Usually around 90% in any given year. I was a NW fanboy, but have gotten over the merger and DL is king.

777-Just a stunner of an aircraft in my opinion. No flights thus far, but hope to in the near future.

Cessna 172-Strange as it is so common. But I just love that airplane. Got my license in it, getting my instrument in it now. Just a great aircraft to fly IMO. How much do I love it? I named my dog Cessna.
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:11 am

77W
SIN
SQ

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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jun 26, 2014 6:08 pm

LHR (home airport)
LHR or SYD (favourite airport)
QF (favourite airline to fly)
A380 (favourite aircraft to fly)

Never happier when flying LHR-SYD on a Qantas A380 you could say!
....probably not to far from the truth either!
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:58 pm

Im a huge fan of boeing due to their (McDonnell Douglas) involvement in military aviation. Of course now I'm more interested in civil aviation but a while back, all the aircraft I knew were military aircraft.
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:21 pm

SFO

DFW

MIA

FLL

AUS
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:22 pm

CLT- My favorite airport.
USAirways- My favorite airline, love everything about it.
Southwest- Second favorite.
A330 and 757 are the best.

[Edited 2014-06-27 06:24:41]
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:02 am

maniacally complicated rail systems
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:36 am

- Genuine Premium Economy. Not Space plus. Esp TK,CX
- 4 abreast J Class. Doesn't matter the SQ or NZ or CX or BA style. 2-3-2 doesn't cut it any more
- NH longhaul 787. The first but still the best version. NH in general is the best airline in the world for Y class that I have experienced.
- Any airline that isn't QR/EK/EY affiliated.
- Star Alliance. Too many carriers probably - but I have flown many of the airlines in the Alliance and I do like the accessibility of perks around the world.. Still need SK/TP/A3/TG/LO/OZ to complete the set.
- MDD/Douglas. I just go mad for them when I see them.
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:54 am

Qantas
Emirates
US Airways
Continental Airlines
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Sat Jun 28, 2014 2:14 pm

Airline: DL
Airport: BDL: hometown airport growing up, living in NYC it's impossible to be a JFK/LGA 'fanboy'
Airframe OEM: Boeing/McDonnell Douglas
Commercial A/C Long-Haul: B767-400ER: know this a/c has gotten a bad rap on the site, but B777 like experience with 2-3-2 config in Y, tough to beat
Commercial A/C Medium-Haul: B757-200: true workhorse, love the t/o when she's lightly loaded in the winter
Commercial A/C Short-Haul: MD-88/MD-90: 3-2 seating, rear mounted engines, solid Y experience
Personal A/C: Pilatus PC-12: My dream personal a/c, would settle for a Mooney or Cirrus   
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:10 pm

I don't do fanboyism and I don't do loyalty to commercial enterprises other than my own employer. Although the 744 is my favorite plane just because it's so darned gorgeous.

Lately, I've been happy with:
-Airbus
-DL
-DTW

As in all of these things have been doing well (Airbus has been doing well with their A350 program as far as running it [mostly] on schedule, DL has been doing a great job at being an airline, and DTW went from an armpit to a world-class airport).

When they all start to go pear-shaped, I'll no longer be a fan.
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:34 pm

Nothing except good service, because

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 15):
I don't do fanboyism

either. I simply love to travel, make it pleasant for me and I'll become a fan - but not a "fanboy".

Quoting Airstud (Reply 11):
maniacally complicated rail systems

You should visit Germany some time. The "fun" starts right when you try to find the right ticket.
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Although I don't have favorites in particular, there are some places/airlines where I get a warm feeling.

BOS - the airport of the city I grew up in
EDI - where I live (for another month).
AA - the airline that I traveled most with in my childhood.
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:43 pm

KLM
CPH airport (A lot of childhood memories from that place)
BAe146 / Avro RJ
HEL airport
Pasta serves onboard
Grease monkey buried head to toe inside an F-16M
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:12 pm

LAX, considered home airport, Love it on departures, Hate it on arrivals.
HNL,Love Hawaii
LIH,LOVE Kauai
ORD
TLV/LLBG
  
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:36 am

American Airlines
ICN
A330
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:53 am

My hometown airport: Sydney
fav airport for photography|: Christchurch and Narita (and Leuchars for military)
Fav airline - existing: Qantas, with a special mention to Emirates
Fav airline - nonexistent: Ansett
Fav planes: VC-10, Concorde, 757, 146, 737
fav military planes: BAE Hawk, YF-23
fav airport hotel: Rydges Melbourne Airport plus the one at Gatwick I can never the name of..

Yeah, I'm a fanboy of all the above. What am I MOST fanatical about from the above list? The mighty VC-10!

Other things I am a fanboy about ... .? Don't get me started... Lol.

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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:55 am

I'm a fanboy of aviation, and anything to do with aircraft.   If I was a fanboy to any one airport, airline, alliance, or cabin I would be mighty bored.

I will say, however, that I make any effort possible to fly up front. Even if "upfront" is something like Big Front Seat on NK, or Even More Space on B6. Even F class prices on US Legacies seem to be dropping, for example, FLL-ATL-BOS-ATL-FLL on the same day can be had for as little as $483 in Delta First Class on certain Tuesdays.
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:08 am

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 15):
I don't do fanboyism

Not when it comes to aviation, I love all aspects of it.

I do however have a strong interest and support growth at my local airport and home for the last 9 years YVR. Also my old hometown airport LTN.

I am a big fan of bizjets, especially exotically registered ones and ones with Spey's or turbojets!

No favorite airline or aircraft manufacturer, though as a resident Canadian I wish to see Bombardier do well.

When it comes to sport however, absolutely - West Ham United and Vancouver Canucks. And I will always support the England football team for some reason... and of course Canada when we play hockey.

Ford trucks.... dont argue about GM or Dodge. Had some guy on about the merits of a Nissan Titan the other day!!

Then of course there are The Beatles. And Katy Perry (ok, jks... as long as she doesnt sing or talk). I would also say I am a fan of Jennifer Aniston and Shania Twain.
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:54 am

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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:23 am

Planes in general.

i do have my favs to fly of course, which are 747s, 330s, CRJ7/9s, DC -3s, and oh well, all the other cool stuff in the air,...
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:19 pm

Quoting IAHflyer97 (Thread starter):
What are your favorite things when flying (and my list doesn't have to limit your ideas)

HKG - favourite airport.
YVR - favourite city
Boeing 777 - favourite aircraft
Cathay Pacific - favourite airline

These are a few of my favourite things ...
Boeing 777 fanboy
 
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RE: What Are You A Fanboy Of?

Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:53 pm

Favorite Airline: United/British Airways
Favorite Airport: DEN
Widebody: Boeing 747
Narrowbody: Boeing 757/Embraer 175

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