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by gomuppets
Wed Jan 04, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign
Replies: 101
Views: 18999

Gov Cuomo Proposed JFK Redesign

Just announced at a speech in Manhattan. Info on Gov's twitter feed. Basics include a unified terminal design, address road bottlenecks, and expand mass transit. Also announced a training program in response to the panic last summer. https://twitter.com/NYGovCuomo/status/816697706370449409 update: t...

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by gomuppets
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CDG Food Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 5109

CDG Food Recommendations

I have a 5 hour layover in <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> airport next week and was hoping to get a good french meal somewhere. seeing as i have 5 hours to kill, a sit down place would preferable, but is not absolutely necessary. Am flying <acr...

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by gomuppets
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Emirates Boss: Global Warming Theory Is Rubbish!
Replies: 136
Views: 10625

RE: Emirates Boss: Global Warming Theory Is Rubbish!

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by gomuppets
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Top Five Foreign Airlines To US?
Replies: 93
Views: 12555

RE: Top Five Foreign Airlines To US?

as for non-eu carriers in europe, i bet TK would be high up there as well.

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by gomuppets
Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Could Fly To Mongolia
Replies: 37
Views: 7003

RE: Emirates Could Fly To Mongolia

it's not just passengers that <acronym title="Emirates (United Arab Emirates)">EK</acronym> would be making money, but cargo too. Mongolian cashmere is among the best (if not the best) in the world. Right now a lot of Mongolian cashmere is actually routed through China, but easy access to Dubai migh...

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by gomuppets
Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern To Calcutta With CRJ
Replies: 14
Views: 7305

RE: China Eastern To Calcutta With CRJ

anyone else notice the concorde like times of the <acronym title="Champion Air (USA)">MG</acronym>-<acronym title="Kolkata (Calcutta) - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (Dum Dum) (CCU / VECC), India">CCU</acronym> segment? It arrives in Kolkata (23:40) 10 minutes before it leaves Kunming (2...

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by gomuppets
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JFK To Manhattan
Replies: 20
Views: 3993

RE: JFK To Manhattan

It also depends on how much baggage you are coming with. If you don't mind a couple of stairs, I'd suggest the subway, though to go to <acronym title="Torres (TSQ / SSTR), Brazil">TSQ</acronym> i'd take the airtrain to Sutphin Blvd in Jamaica and catch the E from there (rather than the A at Howard B...

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by gomuppets
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Code Mnemonics
Replies: 26
Views: 18925

RE: Airport Code Mnemonics

LGA = Late, Guaranteed Always!

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by gomuppets
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Serves Ulan-Batar?
Replies: 21
Views: 5625

RE: Who Serves Ulan-Batar?

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by gomuppets
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Haul Flights, Meals And Flatulence
Replies: 39
Views: 9747

RE: Long Haul Flights, Meals And Flatulence

I think this might be my favorite topic ever. i started laughing before i even opened it. I really would be curious to know if the airlines or aircraft makers actually discuss this issue at some point in their decision making process (saying in choosing the meals to serve or in circulation patterns ...

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by gomuppets
Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NYTimes Reports Crashes Down 65%
Replies: 7
Views: 2072

RE: NYTimes Reports Crashes Down 65%

I saw this article too and was pretty impressed with the methodologies that were put in place to very successfully improve air safety. It's only disappointing to think that while a lot was done to improve safety in the air, the article points to the increasing dangers for planes on the ground (proxi...

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by gomuppets
Sat Sep 29, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair In Talks With ISP To Begin '08 NY Flights
Replies: 98
Views: 17969

RE: Ryanair In Talks With ISP To Begin '08 NY Flights

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by gomuppets
Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fun Airline Acronyms
Replies: 98
Views: 11315

RE: Fun Airline Acronyms

I was always surprised Turkish never had one - especially with their initials THY. So here's one i made up just now:

The
Harem's
Yours.

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by gomuppets
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Cancels SAN-ORD Flight Due To Iraqi Passengers
Replies: 113
Views: 15813

RE: AA Cancels SAN-ORD Flight Due To Iraqi Passengers

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by gomuppets
Tue Aug 28, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI-LHR Route Authority
Replies: 22
Views: 4560

RE: BWI-LHR Route Authority

So who owns the soon to be irrelevant authority? <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> or <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>? Is it <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> cause they got their <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingd...

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by gomuppets
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Eat Plane
Replies: 42
Views: 15264

RE: Plane Eat Plane

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by gomuppets
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI-LHR Route Authority
Replies: 22
Views: 4560

BWI-LHR Route Authority

Which US airline currently holds the <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> route authority? I know it was originally TWA which sold it to USAir(ways...

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by gomuppets
Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAM Plane Crashed In CGH
Replies: 286
Views: 65761

RE: TAM Plane Crashed In CGH

Saw an article in the NY Times about it, but the heading was a bit misleading: "Passenger Skids Off Runway in Brazil" <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/world/americas/18brazil.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin" target=_blank>http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/18/wo.../18brazil.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin</...

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by gomuppets
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Singapore Pepsi On A Domestic U.S. Flight
Replies: 28
Views: 5991

RE: UA: Singapore Pepsi On A Domestic U.S. Flight

i got served an east asian heinekin (can't remember but i think it was japanese) on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> flying <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / W...

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by gomuppets
Tue Jun 19, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More On Southwest International Service
Replies: 27
Views: 8593

RE: More On Southwest International Service

The Baltimore Sun is saying that trans-atlantic will happen by 2010.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business...6721.story?coll=bal-home-headlines

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by gomuppets
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DTW Considers Selling Naming Rights
Replies: 23
Views: 2701

RE: DTW Considers Selling Naming Rights

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by gomuppets
Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Closing Of LGA Ever Been Considered?
Replies: 55
Views: 6205

RE: Closing Of LGA Ever Been Considered?

One of the really big issues concerning any really jfk expansion is simply access to the airport. I was at a NYC airport capacity symposium put on last year by the Rudin Center for Transportation at NYU. A <acronym title="VASP (Brazil)">VP</acronym> for Fedex spoke and mentioned that their biggest c...

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by gomuppets
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Rumour At Work......767/777 At LGW
Replies: 77
Views: 12506

RE: BA Rumour At Work......767/777 At LGW

so what happens to north american 767 flights that BA has? They all go to 777?

Does that mean regular 777 service at BWI? that would be nice...

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by gomuppets
Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next International Carrier To Come To BWI.
Replies: 15
Views: 3210

RE: Next International Carrier To Come To BWI.

What about the rumors of <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> starting Euro-flights from <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> to link up with the large presence of <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">W...

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by gomuppets
Sun Feb 13, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries Without Their Own Airlines.
Replies: 49
Views: 23106

RE: Countries Without Their Own Airlines.

Does East Timor have an airline?

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by gomuppets
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sun Country To Expand Schedule
Replies: 14
Views: 4375

RE: Sun Country To Expand Schedule

I remember watching their 727s land several years ago. I noticed at least one had a smiley face and "hi!" painted on the underbelly of the aircraft. It was a nice touch.

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by gomuppets
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltimore Airport To Be Renamed?
Replies: 99
Views: 8763

RE: Baltimore Airport To Be Renamed?

As long as the state of Maryland owns <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>, I doubt Washington will be dropped from the name. I believe that Baltimore-Washington Int'l came about when the state took over ownership of the airp...

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by gomuppets
Sat Dec 25, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines And The Middle East
Replies: 17
Views: 5971

RE: US Airlines And The Middle East

Horus, Though ANCflyer's comment may look like ignorance (i am not saying whether it is or not), I know that many people living in the states would be a bit more wary of flying an aircraft with the US flag on it versus one with a French, German, Egyptian, etc. As an example, let me offer up my famil...

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by gomuppets
Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano Rumor
Replies: 100
Views: 7188

RE: Lloyd Aereo Boliviano Rumor

I believe that the point of this whole continent mess is whether LAB's flight to Madrid was it's only intercontinental flight. Well, i believe that it's flights to <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> & <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IA...

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by gomuppets
Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Previous 747 Routes
Replies: 93
Views: 9184

RE: All Previous 747 Routes

I believe KLM used to operate <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> with 747-200 SUD until the early 90s when the flights were switched to <acronym ...

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by gomuppets
Mon Jul 05, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Africa - Latin America Flights
Replies: 22
Views: 2701

Africa - Latin America Flights

TAAG Angola Airlines has non-stop from Luanda to Rio - once a week i think on a 743. Can anyone verify that?

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by gomuppets
Thu May 06, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Help On Flights To Chisinau, Moldova Rep
Replies: 1
Views: 3802

RE: Need Help On Flights To Chisinau, Moldova Rep

Both OS & TK fly to Chisinau & both have reputations for good service.

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by gomuppets
Thu Apr 15, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cities That Completely Lost B747 Services
Replies: 48
Views: 6108

RE: Cities That Completely Lost B747 Services

BWI used to have KLM from <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>. Sometime in the early/mid 90s (I think) they transferred their service over to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>. Better yields on the ...

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by gomuppets
Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PHX-SFO Or OAK
Replies: 9
Views: 2168

RE: PHX-SFO Or OAK

just did a search on orbitz and if you are willing to fly through LA and go to sjc, UAL (alll flights are mesa operated) gives a fare of $144. seems like nothing else comes close.

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by gomuppets
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Delay
Replies: 55
Views: 4501

RE: Your Longest Delay

longest was when i was studying abroad in Mongolia. We took a morning internal MIAT flight down to the Gobi (DLZ) with a stop in MXW halfway in the flight (both are small towns in Mongolia). We landed in MXW (dirt runway) and ended up being delayed due to a sandstorm - first an hour, then 3, then 6 ...

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by gomuppets
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Over The Pond. Which US Airline To Take
Replies: 31
Views: 7206

RE: Over The Pond. Which US Airline To Take

one bright spot with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is more room throughOUT coach (er coAAch perhaps?). I am assuming that the B777 on the <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD),...

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by gomuppets
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltimore Friendship Vs BWI
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

RE: Baltimore Friendship Vs BWI

Thanks for that research Worldperks! That makes a lot of sense. Especially the West Friendship part.

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by gomuppets
Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baltimore Friendship Vs BWI
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Baltimore Friendship Vs BWI

So I've heard the story about how Baltimore Friendship International became Baltimore Washington International after the state bought the airport from the city. I am curious though, where the name Friendship came from. IMHO it was one of the best names for an airport. It is a shame it is gone. Still...

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by gomuppets
Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does "Waiting For A Free Gate" Mean?
Replies: 21
Views: 5839

RE: What Does "Waiting For A Free Gate" Mean?

This happened to me once on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 767 to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> a few years ago. We got in early and there was another plane at the gate. We sat it out for a bit, ...

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by gomuppets
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Transcon
Replies: 6
Views: 1951

CO Transcon

To those who know <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, I am going to be flying out to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> & <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> from N...

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by gomuppets
Fri Mar 19, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair In MSP
Replies: 36
Views: 4647

RE: Icelandair In MSP

I doubt that <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym> is hurt by the ethnic origins of the peoples of the upper midwest, but honestly i doubt it is helping a great deal. Remember <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> tried to fly an <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - Internati...

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by gomuppets
Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish NOT COMING. To YYZ
Replies: 45
Views: 6435

RE: Turkish NOT COMING. To YYZ

Is there any other news on <acronym title="Turkish Airlines">TK</acronym> that people know? I always wondered if they would join an alliance. My guess would be oneworld - they have that code share with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and were involved in Qualiflyer w/ <acronym ...

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by gomuppets
Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should I Fly Continental Or Delta?
Replies: 66
Views: 8876

RE: Should I Fly Continental Or Delta?

CO has bigger overhead bins in their aircraft (unless <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> refit theirs in the past several years), and they seem to be more lax about breaking the luggage allowance rules. baggage claim can be the biggest drag about flying. plus, in my experience, peop...

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by gomuppets
Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Route You Don't Understand Why They Don't
Replies: 68
Views: 8150

RE: Airline Route You Don't Understand Why They Don't

I always wondered why there wasn't more flights by US carriers to West Africa. That market seems to be left to the European carriers and a few African ones (S<acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> mainly). I could see <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> or <acrony...

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by gomuppets
Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Russian Airliners - What's Your Opinion?
Replies: 24
Views: 5169

RE: Russian Airliners - What's Your Opinion?

Got to fly MIAT's <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-24 while studying abroad in Mongolia. Something about the rhythmn of props with the heat of the engines (and maybe higher elevation/less oxygen) put all us American students asleep on every flight we were on those planes. Sturdy planes...

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by gomuppets
Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Flight Crew Bases
Replies: 14
Views: 11536

RE: United Flight Crew Bases

didn't they used to also have a crew base in santiago, chile?

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by gomuppets
Sat Dec 20, 2003 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA To Use 757s
Replies: 66
Views: 10660

RE: AA To Use 757s

if <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> does use 57s on trans-atl routes, they will definitely be routes with low cargo yields. I remember hearing that cargo was the reason for the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> mix of 762 and 752 which have similar seating...

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by gomuppets
Sun Nov 16, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines To Russia
Replies: 14
Views: 3154

RE: Airlines To Russia

didn't alaska air fly to the russian far east a while back? not sure why they stopped, but maybe they'll start up again.

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by gomuppets
Sun Nov 16, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Name Of An Airline?
Replies: 165
Views: 26313

RE: Worst Name Of An Airline?

with all these names being thrown out, it's also important to realize that each of these names is constantly being marketed to connect the name with a feeling or idea - ie creating a brand. some good examples exist in the lccs: Southwest: friendly, fun & cheap (a la Wal-Mart) jetBlue: Cheap chic (a ...

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by gomuppets
Fri Nov 14, 2003 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Redeeming Amex Points On Delta?
Replies: 6
Views: 2573

RE: Redeeming Amex Points On Delta?

not sure how much this will help, but i used them to fly on <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> a few years back - moved 'em over to onepass and flew only a few days later. no problems with availability. it was msp - bwi r/t in march though, so that prob helped. what i did thoug...

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