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by Mike89406
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN sending out WARN Notices
Replies: 250
Views: 44951

Re: WN sending out WARN Notices

[quote="737tanker" ] The WN Unions have offered ways to save the 10% that Management is looking for without furloughs but Management will not accept anything unless the Unions accept the addition of Force Majeure clauses to their CBAs. .[/quote] You keep saying that. Why don't you tell us...

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by Mike89406
Thu May 07, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

I’ve hiked on off for years but the last hike had a lot of downhills back and I got a few blisters as expected but also bruised toenails and a couple loose toenails. This is the first time it’s happened to me and they haven’t fallen off so I guess it’s still healing. Is there a way to prevent from d...

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by Mike89406
Wed May 06, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

Always pack enough water and don’t wear shorts unless absolutely necessary. Other than that, I don’t have any useful advice other than to enjoy! We’re out enjoying the coastal ranges and beaches here in CA every weekend - there are thousands of trails to choose from within a 30-mile radius. Thanks ...

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by Mike89406
Wed May 06, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

Did an overnight training hike about 2 weeks before we went into lock down. We are training for a hike in Colorado at the maroon bells 4 pass loop. Currently biking about 8 miles a night to get my legs back into shape. First few rides were rough but now its second nature. Since i'm working from hom...

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by Mike89406
Wed May 06, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Re: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

I live to hike......I get out every weekend year-round unless it's raining sideways. Been rough lately though because all the local trailheads on state and federal land have ben closed. Did a few "stealth hikes" over the past couple weeks and I wasn't alone. Good news is that trails on ou...

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by Mike89406
Tue May 05, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone into hiking, outdoors?
Replies: 14
Views: 659

Anyone into hiking, outdoors?

Just wondering because since the pandemic started I’ve gotten back into hiking trails for the first time in years. Generally wildlife preserves And less frequented parks keep the trails open for through hikers but close the parking outs and staging areas. I bought a Camelbak Hydration pack And some ...

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by Mike89406
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2626

Re: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions

Some great suggestions so far thanks everyone. Working for an airline and researching different flights/airlines for this trip pretty much keeps me busy. I’ve been reading the posts and getting ideas as I go. My plan is to non-rev from San Diego on WN to the east coast and stop in NYC or PHL and spe...

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by Mike89406
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2626

Re: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions

American, and yes those countries should be no problem. But Russia and a few others I do need a Visa.

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by Mike89406
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2626

Re: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions

Forgot to mention that Visa free countries are what I'm looking at.

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by Mike89406
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 2626

Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions

So here's the deal I'm flying non-rev in the fall The last 2 yrs I've traveled to Helsinki twice, Estonia, and Iceland in that time. I'm considering flying into TXL spend a day or two in Berlin and train over to Prague and/or train to Budapest I'm on a budget so I will probably Hostel or airBnb it s...

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by Mike89406
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 7298

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

I love hiking small mountains, camping and I’m an amateur Astronomer I usually go far as I can from the light pollution in SoCal that’s the desert with my telescope and observe deep space objects, planets, star clusters etc..
I also read books on Astrophysics or Cosmology (Study of the Cosmos).

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by Mike89406
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1207
Views: 195825

Re: San Diego Aviation Thread - 2019

I saw it take off 5 mins ago

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by Mike89406
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amateur Astronomy and Telescopes
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Amateur Astronomy and Telescopes

It all depends on what type of object you are planning to look at. An 8" is great for low brightness oblects but a pain to transport and set up. If you ever use it to look at the moon you will want sunglasses. I want to look at Deep Space Objects like Nebulae, Galaxies, and lastly planets not ...

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by Mike89406
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amateur Astronomy and Telescopes
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Amateur Astronomy and Telescopes

I was curious if there are anyone into Astronomy and own a Telescope(s). The reason is I’m in the market for a decent telescope. If I do buy my budget is $1500-$1600 at the moment. The Celestron EdgeHD 8” would be even better although I would have to save a little more for that I’m researching the C...

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by Mike89406
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

Another thing is while I’m in Finland I’m contemplating visiting another country or two. I was planning on the ferry to St. Petersburg because you can enter visa free into Russia to visit... that said it seems to be a logistical headache because one it’s expensive and two you need 3 days to just do ...

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by Mike89406
Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

I have heard you can try food samples at Kauppatori interesting idea though it might be worth checking out, and are there old Baltic ships to look at aloe is that more Helsinki harbor? So Park Esplanadi is pretty much downtown? How about Kampii? I heard there’s a big shopping place there, restraint...

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by Mike89406
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

I would second pretty much everything OlafW (post 11) has suggested - though I can't comment on the night clubs as am a bit past that! If you haven't planned where to stay yet I would consider Hotel Katajanokka (https://www.hotelkatajanokka.fi/en/) which is a converted prison and is quite fun to st...

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by Mike89406
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

ok, now that we figured out the weather, what to do in Helsinki? - You will most likely arrive at Helsinki main station as that connects the airport to the city nowadays. Bus is also an option, but takes quite long. - Standard for me is taking a trip to Suomenlinna. The fortress lies on an island a...

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by Mike89406
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone ever flown rare types?
Replies: 127
Views: 7344

Re: Anyone ever flown rare types?

An old Delta L-1011 tristar and a NWA DC-10.and Boeing Steerman biplane wich I was able to take the controls for a couple mins. Pan Am DC-8 , 707 or both

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by Mike89406
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

When I visited last October it was 40-48F on average. I was fine with 2 layers during the day a shirt and a long sleeve shirt or sweater & coat on top at night. It was a little damp at times kinda reminded me of a mild Seattle winter with one day of clear skies. It was colder in Spokane than Hel...

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by Mike89406
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

paullam wrote:
If I went there in October I’d probably spend most of my time in Finnish saunas considering the bad weather.

:lol: good one.

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by Mike89406
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: Helsinki trip recommendations

I’m aware it won’t be real busy since tourist season has been over by then. Then again I’m going when it’s mostly locals and experience the culture. Thanks for the heads up.

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by Mike89406
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Helsinki trip recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Helsinki trip recommendations

I plan on visiting Helsinki Finland in early October since I have vacation days that need to be used. I actually traveled there last year for a couple of days, and had a lot of fun albeit it was a short trip. That all said I was wondering what are some sites to check out during the day, and coffee s...

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by Mike89406
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 2684

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

There is no easy way of answering this question the only thing humans have are theories as to why we haven’t been contacted or received some kind of radio transmission from another advanced civilization. I have heard of the possibility of terraforming Mars to make it habitable for us in the future. ...

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by Mike89406
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 2684

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

There is no easy way of answering this question the only thing humans have are theories as to why we haven’t been contacted or received some kind of radio transmission from another advanced civilization. I have heard of the possibility of terraforming Mars to make it habitable for us in the future....

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by Mike89406
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?
Replies: 51
Views: 2684

Re: If aliens from another planet exist,where are they?

There is no easy way of answering this question the only thing humans have are theories as to why we haven’t been contacted or received some kind of radio transmission from another advanced civilization. I have heard of the possibility of terraforming Mars to make it habitable for us in the future. ...

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by Mike89406
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Curious about Good Reads
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Curious about Good Reads

I’m interested in some recommended science reading. So far Neil deGrasse Tyson has a few books, Carl Sagan “The Cosmos”, or Stephen Hawking reads.
Any recommendations would be appreciated on what I should start with or not etc..

Thanks

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by Mike89406
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planning a Non-Rev trip
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Planning a Non-Rev trip

I’m actually in Helinski now and having a great time. The Hostel I’m staying at has free breakfast and a grocery store next door. I’ve already made friends with people from Austria and Russia.

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by Mike89406
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planning a Non-Rev trip
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Planning a Non-Rev trip

I agree that Iceland and Scandinavia are very expensive. If you're on a tight budget, maybe go somewhere else to save a few bucks. Specially eastern Europe (Poland, Czech and Hungary) is very cheap and beautiful. The flight might be a little more expensive, but you easily save that on your stay the...

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by Mike89406
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planning a Non-Rev trip
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Planning a Non-Rev trip

Ok so I think it’s down to Helinski. I’m planning on flying to EWR then catching Finnair from JFK-HEL.

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by Mike89406
Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planning a Non-Rev trip
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Planning a Non-Rev trip

I have some vacation time coming up next week and looking for suggestions. I was looking at flying to Iceland, however was interested in Rovaniemi or Ivalo Finland. I would also like to see Nordkapp or Tromso. That all said I’m on a tight budget and this would be a short trip 2 days max. Problem is ...

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by Mike89406
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black Holes and Intersteller travel
Replies: 22
Views: 2820

Re: Black Holes and Intersteller travel

Considering they are so massive (whether physically large or small) that not even electromagnetic waves such as light and radiation can escape them, if we could hypothetically reach and maintain a position just beyond the event horizon of one, at best the only data we could probably gather (that wh...

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by Mike89406
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Black Holes and Intersteller travel
Replies: 22
Views: 2820

Black Holes and Intersteller travel

I've been taken an interest in learning about black holes operate and if it's ever possible to study them. We can only study them from powerful telescope. The reality is it would take thousands or tens of thousands of years to get close enough to one. Because of that it's just not possible to obtain...

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by Mike89406
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite James Bond Movies
Replies: 16
Views: 1298

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

Ii liked Goldfinger for many reasons but the flying women were pretty good in this movie and I liked gold finger also liked him as the redneck sheriff in Live and Let Die

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by Mike89406
Tue Aug 30, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite James Bond Movies
Replies: 16
Views: 1298

Re: Favorite James Bond Movies

I thought Lazenby and Brosnon were closer to the Book version. They're movies were darker like the novel. You only Live Twice and For You're Eyes only had the best opening theme sequence with OHMSS a close third. Dr. No and You Only Twice are my favorite Connery movies. Early Roger Moore were good l...

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by Mike89406
Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite James Bond Movies
Replies: 16
Views: 1298

Favorite James Bond Movies

After watching several 007 marathons over the past year or so I've changed my views. For example My favorite Bond film is On her Majesty's Service with George Lazenby and Telly Savalas. Its a classic plus I live the soundtrack as well. The ski chase is perhaps my favorite one of the series. Sean Con...

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by Mike89406
Mon May 02, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where To Eat In Dallas...
Replies: 21
Views: 1906

RE: Where To Eat In Dallas...

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/stlgph" class="quote" target="_blank">stlgph</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border="0" al...

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by Mike89406
Sun May 01, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where To Eat In Dallas...
Replies: 21
Views: 1906

Where To Eat In Dallas...

I'm going to Dallas the week after next for training at my new job at Southwest Airlines and will be staying at a hotel Olin the downtown area. I was wondering where to find good Texas BBQ. Any suggestions are appreciated since I'm not familiar with the area.

Best Regards,
Mike

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by Mike89406
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Starting A New Job!
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

RE: Starting A New Job!

Sorry I haven't responded but I've been busy between my job which I worked my last day Thursday, along with that all the new job paperwork, additional background screening for the SIDA badge. I start my first day with SWA tommorow, <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><...

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by Mike89406
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Starting A New Job!
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Starting A New Job!

Well it looks like my days working at Alaska Airlines are numbered. 2 months ago I applied to Southwest Airlines, interviewed last month and notified that my background checks have cleared. I start working at my new job on the 18th. Did my fingerprints for the airport SIDA badge. Now I have a itiner...

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by Mike89406
Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self Gloss: Job Interview Today
Replies: 0
Views: 1056

Self Gloss: Job Interview Today

I had a face-to-face interview for the <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> ramp agent position. Afterwards I was fingerprinted,background check initiated, and performed my pre-employment drug test. While nothing is 100% I feel as if my days at Alaska Airlines are numbered and hell...

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by Mike89406
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Southwest Airlines Employee Benefit Questions
Replies: 1
Views: 2122

Southwest Airlines Employee Benefit Questions

I'm wondering what the flight benefits at <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> Ramp Agent are like. From what I understand you get non-rev/standby travel on domestic US destinations, however I'm curious how it works traveling abroad for example do you get ID90 or Zed fares? Secondl...

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by Mike89406
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recommendation On A New Coffee Maker
Replies: 40
Views: 2425

Recommendation On A New Coffee Maker

My 12 cup Mr. Coffee maker doesn't work anymore and I'm considering using my 20% off coupon for Bed Bath & Beyond for a new machine. They carry Cuisine Art, Oyster, Hamilton Beach, Krups and a few others. I'm not trying to spend $100 0r buy something fancy however I would prefer a 12 cup maker, ...

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by Mike89406
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Job Interview Tommorow
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

RE: Job Interview Tommorow

Well the interview lasted 20 mins or so and I feel it went well. I was told to have the background check form filled out and turn into the interviewer. Got there pretty early and waited outside by the ticket counters until a young female CSA took me back to be interviewed by the CSA supervisor. The ...

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by Mike89406
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Job Interview Tommorow
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Job Interview Tommorow

Good day fellow A-netters. I applied to the Customer Service Agent position at Southwest Airlines back in July and received an e-mail last week informing me that they were conducting phone interviews. I had my phone interview yesterday and was told at the end if I was being considered I would receiv...

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by Mike89406
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Most Disappointing Equipment Change.
Replies: 102
Views: 11014

RE: Your Most Disappointing Equipment Change.

Several years ago me and my family were flying back from <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> & <acronym title="Chic...

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by Mike89406
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Non-Rev Travel Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 16131

RE: Delta Non-Rev Travel Questions

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bobnwa" class="quote" target="_blank">bobnwa</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I do have access ...

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by Mike89406
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Non-Rev Travel Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 16131

RE: Delta Non-Rev Travel Questions

Between my work schedule and getting them to airport yesterday I wasn't able to update, however I'm happy to say that they made it in to <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> over an hour ago. TBH I was worried that t...

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by Mike89406
Sun Aug 09, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Non-Rev Travel Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 16131

RE: Delta Non-Rev Travel Questions

I was able to chat with the Travelnet agent and the fees assessed would be coming back <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> $1...

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