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by railmatt
Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wait List For AAdvantage Mileage Upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 4155

RE: Wait List For AAdvantage Mileage Upgrade

Thanks guys for the information. We are going at the end of September. Two friends plus me. Really excited about the flight and Japan. Flying into <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> and out of <acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX ...

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by railmatt
Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wait List For AAdvantage Mileage Upgrade
Replies: 14
Views: 4155

Wait List For AAdvantage Mileage Upgrade

I am using miles plus the $250 surcharge to upgrade my friends on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acrony...

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by railmatt
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IFE On Delta's And American's MD-80 Replacement
Replies: 24
Views: 6736

RE: IFE On Delta's And American's MD-80 Replacement

Hey, I like Eye on America!

I consider IFE availability when booking a flight. Its not the only thing, but I do consider it.

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by railmatt
Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Domestic Routes Need Some Real Competition
Replies: 40
Views: 5735

RE: US Domestic Routes Need Some Real Competition

I have become more sympathetic to this concept as product quality has declined. Not that the traveling public didn't ask for it. Maybe the exotic nature of some carriers would wake up the public's interest in paying a little more to get more. Of course, some of these carriers could just use low wage...

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by railmatt
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 707 Service To OKC Back In The Day?
Replies: 22
Views: 6089

RE: 707 Service To OKC Back In The Day?

I think I remember flying on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> from <acronym title="Tulsa - International (Municipal) (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym> to <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World (OKC / KOKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym> on a 707 to connect w...

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by railmatt
Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA $50 Upgrade @ Seel Serve Machines
Replies: 11
Views: 2952

AA $50 Upgrade @ Seel Serve Machines

I was checking in for a flight on a Super 80 from <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World (OKC / KOKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym> to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> the other night at the self service machine. It asked me if ...

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by railmatt
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Loss Of Glamour Is A Good Thing
Replies: 33
Views: 4601

RE: The Loss Of Glamour Is A Good Thing

Why can't the airlines offer a premium coach product priced $30-100 each way above the applicable lowest economy fare that offers: 34-36" pitch hot meals pillows and blankets and a little attention (similar to coach a la 1979) ??? That would restore some of the glamor. But more important give the no...

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by railmatt
Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A 380 In Flight Bar And Amenities W.r.t. 747
Replies: 13
Views: 4797

RE: A 380 In Flight Bar And Amenities W.r.t. 747

Isn't the belly compartment the location planned for some of the ammenities? They can't cube out on cargo because of weight and balance issues, and you can't seat people down there for take off and landing so it is availble for non-revenue feature space. Kind of like the lower galleys of the DC10s a...

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by railmatt
Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landing/ T/o Camera On Ptv
Replies: 36
Views: 4477

RE: Landing/ T/o Camera On Ptv

AA's DC10 "Flight Deck Specials" were shown at least as recently as 1985.

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by railmatt
Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's New Slogan "Good Goes Around"
Replies: 42
Views: 5048

RE: DL's New Slogan "Good Goes Around"

I like Delta's new slogan. New and fresh.

Now, can they deliver the "good"?

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by railmatt
Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rant: What Is Up With Stock Footage
Replies: 14
Views: 4540

RE: Rant: What Is Up With Stock Footage

Within the last three years CNN <acronym title="KLM CityHopper (Netherlands)">HN</acronym> was reporting something about <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and showed an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 747 pulling up to a terminal. That had to be 20 years old...

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by railmatt
Tue Jun 29, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LIT: Any Near-term Growth?
Replies: 13
Views: 2005

RE: LIT: Any Near-term Growth?

In 1990 I flew on United in a 727-100 from <acronym title="Tulsa - International (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym> to <acronym title="Little Rock - National / Adams Field (Regional) (LIT / KLIT), USA - Arkansas">LIT</acronym>. At one point in time 3 of United's flights from Stapleton to Tu...

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by railmatt
Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage Of American's Who Have Flown
Replies: 28
Views: 24524

RE: Percentage Of American's Who Have Flown

It is still amazing that for a lot of people, the thought of doing anything besides driving on government-built roads won't even occur to them unless the trip is more than 1,000 miles.

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by railmatt
Wed Jun 02, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Used In Day After Tomorrow
Replies: 4
Views: 4517

RE: Plane Used In Day After Tomorrow

The exterior shot looked like a 757 to me. Remember the run a way beverage cart? It hit a wall, not the a rear stair exit at the back of the cabin. So if it was a real plane, it wasn't a 727. Notice the Hawaiian Airlines billboard in the "frozen" north? That crash scene looks like a pic from the Avi...

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by railmatt
Thu Apr 29, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Silverware
Replies: 25
Views: 2762

RE: Inflight Silverware

Hawaiian has nice silverware in First. I think AA is all plastic, though it is a fancy sturdy plastic.

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by railmatt
Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans Atlantic Biz Class Fare Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2690

Trans Atlantic Biz Class Fare Sale

In doing some fare searches, I noted that business class is available to many european destinations from USA for around $2,500 r/t. There are a number of restrictions, but this is less than half what you normally see. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>/AF/BA/DL are what I have see...

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by railmatt
Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Increases Domestic First Class Meal Service
Replies: 1
Views: 5402

AA Increases Domestic First Class Meal Service

I was on aa.com the other night and noted that effective April 1st, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> would begin serving meals in First Class at meal times on flights with FLYING TIMES of 1.5 hours or greater. That is an improvement over the previous 2.0 hours. It also indicated...

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by railmatt
Mon Feb 09, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Curtains For US Airlines!
Replies: 26
Views: 5982

RE: Curtains For US Airlines!

The rope or strap is probably more of a deterrent to coach passengers using premium class facilities anyway. On my flight to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> last October, the pre-flight announcement included a reminder to "...

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by railmatt
Sun Jan 18, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seat Assignments And WN?!?
Replies: 19
Views: 2930

RE: Seat Assignments And WN?!?

Dedicated Southwest fliers tend to like open seating. Others generally don't.

I like assigned seats. Especially with the seat maps now available on line. My grandmother likes open seating. Because her eyesight makes it difficult for her to see the seat numbers.

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by railmatt
Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other Movie Crashes
Replies: 11
Views: 3019

RE: Other Movie Crashes

White Nights (late 1980s) A "British Orient Bus 100" (obviously a 747-200) enroute from North America to Tokyo(?) encounters some sort of mechanical problem and is forced to make an emergency landing at a russian air strip that is too short. It runs off the end of the runway. The dancer Mikhail Bari...

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by railmatt
Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual Jetways
Replies: 57
Views: 10146

RE: Dual Jetways

I e-mailed the DFW airport board and they said NONE of the new gates at the new international terminal will have dual jetways.

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by railmatt
Thu Dec 04, 2003 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Is Added Second Flight From ORD-HNL!
Replies: 11
Views: 4873

Fulll STL Flight

I flew <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> October 24th. It was ov...

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by railmatt
Sat Nov 15, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Proper" Dress For 1st And Biz
Replies: 57
Views: 7037

RE: "Proper" Dress For 1st And Biz

Why are the "dress down" people so defensive? Few, if any, of the "dress up" crowd is suggesting a dress code. Just a personal preference.

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by railmatt
Fri Nov 14, 2003 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legend Airlines... Ever Flown On Them?
Replies: 5
Views: 3598

RE: Legend Airlines... Ever Flown On Them?

Yes. October 1999 <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>. The flight was 3 hours late. But the terminal was great, the plane was awesome, and the food was excellent. Fl...

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by railmatt
Fri Nov 14, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Proper" Dress For 1st And Biz
Replies: 57
Views: 7037

RE: "Proper" Dress For 1st And Biz

Sadly in the minority here, but I always wear at least slacks and usually a neck tie. Slip on/slip off shoes are a must for security check points.

This isn't 1950. Today's nice clothes don't have to be uncomfortable.

And I feel BETTER for having dressed better.

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by railmatt
Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comfort On A RJ
Replies: 25
Views: 3008

RE: Comfort On A RJ

The single seat side of the ERJ seemed acceptable. My only flight on a CRJ was one that was nearly full. I was seated next to a good sized dude and it was pretty tight. American Eagle's leather creates an illusion of luxury.

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by railmatt
Mon Nov 10, 2003 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Flying Get To "casual"?
Replies: 69
Views: 5712

RE: Did Flying Get To "casual"?

I prefer to fly full service carriers, but frankly the two times I have flown Southwest their clientele was dressed better than the average coach passenger on the majors.

These were weekday flights in business markets.

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by railmatt
Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA First Class
Replies: 16
Views: 4455

RE: AA First Class

There isn't a thing wrong and a whole lot right with inputing the quality of inflight service into the flight decision.

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by railmatt
Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-elite Upgrades With AAdvantage Miles
Replies: 6
Views: 3738

RE: Non-elite Upgrades With AAdvantage Miles

I used AAdvantage miles to upgrade to Honolulu. Booked about 7 weeks ahead for a trip later this month. The AAdvantage agent was very helpful in finding routing options and date alternatives to accomodate me.

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by railmatt
Mon Oct 06, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Future Flights Are You Ticketed For?
Replies: 41
Views: 6437

Hawaii

TICKETED $569 plus 30,000 AAdvantage miles OCT 24 <acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> ER4 >>Firs...

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by railmatt
Sat Sep 13, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Robert Crandall Nominated For Amtrak Board
Replies: 2
Views: 2301

Robert Crandall Nominated For Amtrak Board

White House to Nominate 3 New Amtrak Board Members By Don Phillips Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, September 12, 2003; 6:56 <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> The White House late today announced that it will nominate three new members to the Amtrak board of directors including f...

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by railmatt
Sat Sep 13, 2003 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Those Airlinemeal.net Photographers!
Replies: 25
Views: 4191

RE: Those Airlinemeal.net Photographers!

Yes. The couple of times I have done it people look at you kind of strange. When they say anything, I tell them exactly what I am doing it for. Airlinemeals.net!

Matt

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by railmatt
Thu Sep 11, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CO SAN-IAH-MSY In Business/First (Pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 7652

RE: CO SAN-IAH-MSY In Business/First (Pics)

If I am traveling up front, I like to dress a little better than tee shirts!

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by railmatt
Fri Aug 22, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Dual Jetways
Replies: 45
Views: 7678

RE: Airports With Dual Jetways

I remember that AA at DFW had some at one time no doubt for the long gone 747. Don't know if they still do.

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by railmatt
Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favourite Aircraft For Long Haul In Y Class?
Replies: 17
Views: 4566

RE: Favourite Aircraft For Long Haul In Y Class?

The 767 and several of the airbus widebodies put you no more than one seat from the aisle.

I agree there is psychological spaciousness to the 747, DC10, and L1011.

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by railmatt
Fri Aug 15, 2003 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 767 Just Departed TUL
Replies: 0
Views: 1637

DL 767 Just Departed TUL

At about 19:00 CDT I saw a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 767 depart Tulsa on runway 18L. Maybe a diversion because of the power outage in the east? Anybody know? We haven't had regular widebody service here since the early 1990s when <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA<...

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by railmatt
Sun Jul 20, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Under House Bill, Many Cities Could Lose Service
Replies: 4
Views: 2505

Under House Bill, Many Cities Could Lose Service

Congressman Earnest Istook (R) Oklahoma City is chairman of the house transportation appropriations subcommittee. His "committee mark" would gut the Essential Air Service program. Dozens if not hundreds of U.S. cities would lose all scheduled airline service. I myself use Mesa's service from Enid, O...

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by railmatt
Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Dying, Should Wright Amendment Go Away?
Replies: 54
Views: 4817

RE: AA Dying, Should Wright Amendment Go Away?

Strange, when I flew AA through DFW yesterday it looked pretty healthy to me.

MRTC rocks!

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by railmatt
Sun Jun 29, 2003 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nicest Small American Airport
Replies: 70
Views: 3815

RE: Nicest Small American Airport

Haven't been to <acronym title="Knoxville - McGhee Tyson (TYS / KTYS), USA - Tennessee">TYS</acronym> (McGee Tyson Field-Knoxville) since 1991. It was functional and quiet back then. Kind of plain but a nice terminal nonetheless. Albuquerque has the most beautiful terminal I have ever been too. It i...

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by railmatt
Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Former Hubs At RDU And BNA
Replies: 28
Views: 6674

RE: AA's Former Hubs At RDU And BNA

Early summer or late spring 1992 I flew an early afternoon flight from <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> to <acronym title="Nashville - International (Metropolitan) (BNA / KBNA), USA - Tennessee">BNA</acronym> in a loaded DC-10. There were t...

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by railmatt
Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With Just One Or Two Jetways
Replies: 93
Views: 12405

RE: Airports With Just One Or Two Jetways

Tri City, Tennessee (Bristol/Kingsport/Johnson City) had a couple when I was there ten years ago.

Also the College Station, Texas terminal clearly was designed for one.

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by railmatt
Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding 757's From 2L
Replies: 40
Views: 4088

RE: Boarding 757's From 2L

In the waning months of TWA ops (Sep '01) , I flew a 757 and at <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> we boarded through 1L and at <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> we deplane...

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by railmatt
Fri May 16, 2003 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Music That Reminds You About Flying
Replies: 67
Views: 3998

RE: Music That Reminds You About Flying

Ditto Scott Joplin-Maple Leaf Rag. I distinctly remember <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> playing it as deboarding music on a DC-10-30 flight <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / K...

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by railmatt
Mon May 05, 2003 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?
Replies: 19
Views: 4052

Contact AA This Way:

For ways to let American Eagle management know our displeasure about this reduction in inflight service use this information: Be thoughtful, polite, and respectful, please! <a href="https://www.aa.com/apps/utility/contactAA/ContactAAHome.jhtml?fileName=aaCustomerRelations.jhtml" target=_blank>https:...

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by railmatt
Mon May 05, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?
Replies: 19
Views: 4052

RE: American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?

American Eagle service description from <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>.com website Scroll half way down. <a href="https://www.aa.com/content/footer/eagleOverview.jhtml" target=_blank>https://www.aa.com/content/footer/eagleOverview.jhtml</a> Whether your travel plans include bu...

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by railmatt
Mon May 05, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?
Replies: 19
Views: 4052

RE: American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?

Scott4AA,

The opposite segment was an MD80 and they did serve juice and I think bottled water.

Matt

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by railmatt
Sun May 04, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?
Replies: 19
Views: 4052

RE: American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?

Northwestair,

Who cares? I do. I buy the tickets.

I guess I should write customer service.

People with high AAdvantage miles account balances probably carry more weight.

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by railmatt
Fri May 02, 2003 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?
Replies: 19
Views: 4052

American Eagle Beverage Service Cut?

When did American Eagle end in flight beverage service? I am speaking from a reported experience on a <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Tulsa - International (TUL / KTUL), USA - Oklahoma">TUL</acronym> Embraer <acronym title=...

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by railmatt
Sat Apr 19, 2003 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mechanics At TUL Demanding Revote
Replies: 3
Views: 2470

AA Mechanics At TUL Demanding Revote

KRMG radio at Tulsa broke into their morning talk show lineup a while ago to cover a rally in front of American's huge maintenance base. Workers were demanding a re-vote because of something to do with top management's pensions. Also demanded Don Carty step down. One asked for Robert Crandle to come...

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by railmatt
Mon Jan 20, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 767's - When Will They All Be 2 Class?
Replies: 15
Views: 5044

RE: AA 767's - When Will They All Be 2 Class?

I was wondering the same thing. The new configuration will result in much improved First Class comfort to Hawaii. More leg room than Continental but narrower seats.

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