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by amhilde
Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Glider - Jet Midair Near Reno
Replies: 48
Views: 12866

RE: Glider - Jet Midair Near Reno

This is peak season for the glider people out there- two years ago I did a considerable amount of work with that airport and the glider folk and they get people from all over the world to glide there- they spend a lot of money too. I always wondered how something like this didnt happen more often.

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by amhilde
Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Upcoming Scandinavia Trip - Lots Of Questions
Replies: 51
Views: 6498

RE: Upcoming Scandinavia Trip - Lots Of Questions

Just to add- be aware that this part of the world is quite expensive. Seeing the Turning Torso is ok in Malmo, but the train ride over and back from Copenhagen is about $35 (though that is from the Swedish side- may be slightly different from the Danish side) and the <acronym title="Air Lithuania">T...

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by amhilde
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet And Ryanair- Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 4164

RE: Easyjet And Ryanair- Confusion

Thanks guys for clarifying the differences and handy tips- Ive taken Ryanair several times in the past and they were fine, but the last flight in 2005 was really not the greatest. Ive never tried Easy, but the thought of having to go in and out from Luton isnt appealing- especially with the dollar b...

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by amhilde
Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet And Ryanair- Confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 4164

Easyjet And Ryanair- Confusion

Maybe someone can help me out here- I need to go from either <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> or <acronym title="Malmo - Sturup (MMX / ESMS), Sweden">MMX</acronym> to London in two weeks to visit a friend. I knew i should have gone earlier in the summer, but ...

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by amhilde
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Day Stay In Reno, NV
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

RE: 4 Day Stay In Reno, NV

The Summit Sierra mall just opened in <acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym>, if you mean the town and not the airport. Thats on the south end of town, fairly far. Foodwise- they have opened some nice new places downtown by the river, and ther...

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by amhilde
Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Memories Of Northwest Orient In The 80's
Replies: 27
Views: 11436

RE: Your Memories Of Northwest Orient In The 80's

I was very young, but flying every summer <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> is one of the reasons Im a big airplane person today. <acronym title="N...

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by amhilde
Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: And JetBlue Is Best Again!
Replies: 61
Views: 5611

RE: And JetBlue Is Best Again!

I rearranged my schedule a few weeks ago in order to specifically take JetBlue (<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>) and I was very...

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by amhilde
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily
Replies: 73
Views: 11448

RE: Virgin Atlantic Increase HKG To Double Daily

HK is also quite near some major industrial centers I believe.

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by amhilde
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted Is Not An Airport, It's A Cowhouse
Replies: 75
Views: 11667

RE: Stansted Is Not An Airport, It's A Cowhouse

Seriously, you judge an airport on the cleanliness of its WINDOWS? Sheesh- who cares? On the balance its a great airport.

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by amhilde
Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stansted Is Not An Airport, It's A Cowhouse
Replies: 75
Views: 11667

RE: Stansted Is Not An Airport, It's A Cowhouse

LGW is very very cramped- I was there last year and the luggage area was under construction and seemed very rundown. Passport control there <acronym title="Island Airlines (USA) and Eagle Air/Arnaflug (Iceland)">IS</acronym> a madhouse- lines were stretching up the walkways. <acronym title="London -...

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by amhilde
Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: England World Cup Squad Depart From LTN Today!
Replies: 27
Views: 4132

RE: England World Cup Squad Depart From LTN Today!

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by amhilde
Sun Jun 04, 2006 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 14 Hr Non-stop Flight
Replies: 66
Views: 14200

RE: 14 Hr Non-stop Flight

Regarding earplugs- Ive been using foam, but my friend suggested wax. Any opinions on that? I usually stock up on crappy magazines/newspapers at point of departure that I would otherwise not be caught dead buying. Makes the flight feel special and the reads are usually so off the wall they are rathe...

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by amhilde
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?
Replies: 79
Views: 6330

RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

I dont like all those stupid little hidden fees that seem to change by the month. Makes me feel like im getting screwed over by a shady Irishman who is laughing all the way to the bank :P

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by amhilde
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?
Replies: 79
Views: 6330

RE: Does Anyone Like Ryanair At All?

Used to- until they stripped everything down so far it wasnt worth the bother to fly out/into <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym>. I take <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / K...

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by amhilde
Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Spotting- 1 Day Only-rules?
Replies: 18
Views: 3282

RE: JFK Spotting- 1 Day Only-rules?

Wow, thanks for all the suggestions guys! As for the 12 hours- I could have gotten on a morning flight to London, but then I would have been stranded on the other side from 9 pm because the last flight for Copenhagen (my final destination) would have left. I have a place to stay in London, but its c...

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by amhilde
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Spotting- 1 Day Only-rules?
Replies: 18
Views: 3282

JFK Spotting- 1 Day Only-rules?

I checked some other threads and found a few about 3 years old recommending some places to spot. Im looking for more updated info. 1) I will be at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> for a long layover (by my own orchestrati...

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by amhilde
Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New PK World Tail
Replies: 20
Views: 3468

RE: New PK World Tail

now THOSE are fun tail designs! Ive never liked the PIA and green tail- these designs and colors give more depth to Pakistan rather than what we just hear on the news. Makes it more friendly.

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by amhilde
Thu Jun 01, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Really Is Busiest? ATL Or ORD?
Replies: 49
Views: 6386

RE: Who Really Is Busiest? ATL Or ORD?

I just dont mentally qualify Airtran with oh AA or UA, I dont care who is more profitable.

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by amhilde
Wed May 31, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Nordic Highs And Lows: CPH-ARN-CPH W/SK&LF (+pix)
Replies: 26
Views: 9175

RE: Nordic Highs And Lows: CPH-ARN-CPH W/SK&LF (+pix)

Fabulous- I havent been to <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> in 7 months and Im just dying to get back there- and the boyfriend!  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> Ive got two weeks until <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran ...

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by amhilde
Tue May 30, 2006 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow "should Be Phased Out"
Replies: 74
Views: 10476

RE: Heathrow "should Be Phased Out"

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by amhilde
Tue May 30, 2006 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iberia - New Livery?
Replies: 42
Views: 13366

RE: Iberia - New Livery?

I think it would be possible to keep the colors but update the look with the font and the color design on the plane. No one said it had to go Eurowhite, and it would be a mistake if it did. The current "swoosh" of colors just looks so much like an old soda can- its a style from the 70s and it looks ...

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by amhilde
Mon May 22, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways New Website
Replies: 53
Views: 8450

RE: US Airways New Website

I just loaded it up tonight and was rather surprised to see it! Seems kinda cluttered... lots going on, but Im looking at flights from LAS.

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by amhilde
Mon May 22, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ebola Victim On Virgin Atlantic Flight
Replies: 89
Views: 17978

RE: Ebola Victim On Virgin Atlantic Flight

I thought that Ebola was more or less contained to certain very rural areas of certain parts of Africa and that it doesnt get out very often because these areas are so remote.

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by amhilde
Mon May 22, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK Vs EWR
Replies: 79
Views: 9836

RE: JFK Vs EWR

Just how nasty is <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>? Ive never been and right now Im facing a choice with flights through <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JF...

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by amhilde
Sun May 21, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe-IAD In Y Class? Which Airline Is Best?
Replies: 11
Views: 7015

RE: Europe-IAD In Y Class? Which Airline Is Best?

Dutchjet has a point with the <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> seating- someone puts their seat back and you will inhale their hair the whole way over. That being said they do have a little amenity kit they toss out, good IFE, and pretty good food. I wouldnt rec...

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by amhilde
Sun May 21, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans
Replies: 49
Views: 12194

RE: NWA DC10 Retirement Plans

Im still trying to book my summer ticket and presently <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is the cheapest <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (...

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by amhilde
Sat May 20, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Landor Livery
Replies: 29
Views: 5568

RE: BA Landor Livery

So i just checked the photos here for Landor and it looks like there may still be a few planes (Citiexpress?) flying in this scheme. Or at least there were as of a year or two ago. Just how many are still in Landor?

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by amhilde
Sat May 20, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence And Aircraft Toilets!
Replies: 9
Views: 3885

RE: Turbulence And Aircraft Toilets!

About 8 years ago I sat next to an ex TWA flight attendant in an econ class of mine. She had been with the airline through the real golden years and would always tell me stories about working the front and which celebrities were nice and which werent. I asked her about her worst turbulence experienc...

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by amhilde
Sat May 20, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Landor Livery
Replies: 29
Views: 5568

RE: BA Landor Livery

Landor was a good one, but definitely a part of the time and place. A classic livery for sure, but man, you see photos now and you think "princess diana". Or at least I do. Something about the scheme seems very Thatcher-esque. This one is more modern ( I was pretty indifferent about the World Tails)...

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by amhilde
Fri May 19, 2006 3:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is SK Not More Succesful?
Replies: 5
Views: 5097

RE: Why Is SK Not More Succesful?

These are also highly regulated countries where something like building on to the airport ( to support more operations) is not as easy as it perhaps is in the US or other countries. There are some immigrants, but the labor market is more rigid than say the US or other countries, and undoubtedly ther...

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by amhilde
Wed May 17, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS CEO Jørgen Lindegaard Resigns
Replies: 18
Views: 3578

RE: SAS CEO Jørgen Lindegaard Resigns

Who is the potential successor? And what nationality? :P

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by amhilde
Tue May 16, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Starts EWR-CGN
Replies: 125
Views: 8801

RE: CO Starts EWR-CGN

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by amhilde
Mon May 15, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Starts EWR-CGN
Replies: 125
Views: 8801

RE: CO Starts EWR-CGN

So how are advance bookings on the upcoming <acronym title="Copenhagen - Kastrup (CPH / EKCH), Denmark">CPH</acronym> route? I need to get there in June and <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> keeps coming up, but im leery of the 757. And teh 6.45 am departure time from <acronym...

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by amhilde
Fri May 12, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Immigration In UK, Question?
Replies: 15
Views: 2989

RE: Immigration In UK, Question?

What was the course he was to be on?
Was he an American citizen?
Was he required to show funds for the duration of his course or documentation of support?
For how long was he intending to study? Who issued the visa? How long was the visa for?

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by amhilde
Fri May 12, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Afghan Hijackers Win Right To Stay In U.K
Replies: 22
Views: 3454

RE: Afghan Hijackers Win Right To Stay In U.K

Sweet jesus, I remember that incident- cant believe its taken them this long to deal with it. Ah well, typical of the UK government. When is the next election again?

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by amhilde
Fri May 12, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First SN A330 In New Colours
Replies: 26
Views: 12676

RE: First SN A330 In New Colours

It looks kinda like an envelope or a piece of legal document with that light blue. Guess its fitting... :P

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by amhilde
Mon May 08, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America 1st A/C!
Replies: 103
Views: 17424

RE: Virgin America 1st A/C!

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by amhilde
Fri May 05, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin America 1st A/C!
Replies: 103
Views: 17424

RE: Virgin America 1st A/C!

The tail font looks like the original Virgin font used on <acronym title="Virgin Atlantic Airways (United Kingdom)">VS</acronym> jets prior to the addition of the purple and new font stylization a few years ago. So they are basically recycling the old font for the new airline. Suppose it works- diff...

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by amhilde
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quickest Way To Connect T4>T1 At LHR
Replies: 11
Views: 5669

RE: Quickest Way To Connect T4>T1 At LHR

The airside transfer bus is a good laugh- youll journey all through the backend of <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. Not many people seemed to take it. Sort of fun to see the infrastructure behind the airport. It didnt take that much time, and by the time...

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by amhilde
Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many U.S. Cities Have Direct London Service
Replies: 81
Views: 15198

RE: How Many U.S. Cities Have Direct London Service

I thought <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> and <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> used to have <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> service, but that was pulled in the pa...

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by amhilde
Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Virgin America Got A Livery?
Replies: 31
Views: 7941

Has Virgin America Got A Livery?

so the official logo borrows heavily from the former Virgin Atlantic logo?

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by amhilde
Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anchorage - Why So Popular For Cargo?
Replies: 29
Views: 9016

RE: Anchorage - Why So Popular For Cargo?

Its where my love affair with airplanes began! Seriously, I grew up thinking a 747 flying over you with an Asian flag on the tail was normal. Talk about spoiled!

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by amhilde
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With Virgin America: Lots Revealed
Replies: 69
Views: 14160

RE: Interview With Virgin America: Lots Revealed

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by amhilde
Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic?
Replies: 12
Views: 6856

RE: Air Canada Transatlantic?

May in YVR is still lovely- hell YVR is always lovely!

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by amhilde
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LHR-LAX On VS (Pics)
Replies: 24
Views: 15282

RE: LHR-LAX On VS (Pics)

Wow, Sleeping Beauty looks like a good aircraft- much better than what they used to have flying on that route. Speaking of which, where was the Ruby Tuesday going (picture in the report)? Ive been on that tank more times than I care to remember, and usually to <acronym title="Los Angeles - Internati...

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by amhilde
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interview With Virgin America: Lots Revealed
Replies: 69
Views: 14160

RE: Interview With Virgin America: Lots Revealed

for the LOVE of GOD would they PLEASE fly <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Reno / Tahoe - International (Cannon) (RNO / KRNO), USA - Nevada">RNO</acronym>: <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has a monopoly on...

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by amhilde
Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada Transatlantic?
Replies: 12
Views: 6856

RE: Air Canada Transatlantic?

You arent missing anything with the <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym> transatlantic product- believe me. I put up my experience in November <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Copenha...

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by amhilde
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Announce Two New Cities Friday
Replies: 211
Views: 18699

RE: JetBlue To Announce Two New Cities Friday

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by amhilde
Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair To CPH From 1/7
Replies: 12
Views: 4060

RE: Ryanair To CPH From 1/7

I love the Q400- but LCY? Honestly...  Smile

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by amhilde
Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest To Charge Extra For Choice Seats
Replies: 124
Views: 11449

RE: Northwest To Charge Extra For Choice Seats

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