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by flyvail
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Nationwide Outage
Replies: 113
Views: 22658

United Nationwide Outage

Somebody in IT is having a REALLY bad morning.

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by flyvail
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rocky Mountain High: AA 757 DFW-EGE-DFW
Replies: 15
Views: 9039

RE: Rocky Mountain High: AA 757 DFW-EGE-DFW

From 12/17 through 4/4 there is a daily flight from <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> to <acronym title="Eagle (Vail / Eagle) - Eagle County Regional (EGE / KEGE), USA - Colorado">EGE</acronym> departing...

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by flyvail
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Transportation In Lieu Of Your Flight?
Replies: 59
Views: 7380

RE: Ground Transportation In Lieu Of Your Flight?

Happened to me on an <acronym title="Eagle (Vail / Eagle) - Eagle County Regional (EGE / KEGE), USA - Colorado">EGE</acronym>-<acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> fl...

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by flyvail
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rocky Mountain High: AA 757 DFW-EGE-DFW
Replies: 15
Views: 9039

RE: Rocky Mountain High: AA 757 DFW-EGE-DFW

You flew just to the west of my house (in Avon). Love that airport and now that I am in S <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> most of the year, love the <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> - <acron...

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by flyvail
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 773 & 787 Routes From Mia
Replies: 59
Views: 13053

RE: AA 773 & 787 Routes From Mia

Love this thread. As a (semi-)recent transplant to the <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> Keys, I am just starting to get more familiar with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. Used to fly <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> out of <acronym title="OLD: Den...

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by flyvail
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Board Approves B737 Upgrade (Part 1)
Replies: 281
Views: 38283

Boeing Board Approves B737 Upgrade (Part 1)

I think it is safe to assume that the 320neo and 737re will have fuel burn numbers close enough to each other that any further major customer defections (AA not withstanding) are likely to be minimal. These are evolutionary, interim aircraft. Engine tech has evolved to the point of useful implementa...

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by flyvail
Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Board Approves B737 Upgrade (Part 1)
Replies: 281
Views: 38283

Boeing Board Approves B737 Upgrade (Part 1)

Actually, I see this as Boeing's only real option at this point. The technology to dramatically improve narrow-body efficiency is not mature, or even viable at this point in time. The return on investment in a new frame/wing just isn't large enough to justify the expense in development. Good move Bo...

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by flyvail
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would You Buy A V8 Power Car In Todays Times?
Replies: 87
Views: 7241

RE: Would You Buy A V8 Power Car In Todays Times?

I had a <acronym title="ATRAN Aviatrans Cargo Airlines (Russian Federation)">V8</acronym> Chevy Avalanche that was a spectacular truck. Never had any problems with it, changed the oil every 3000 and it ran perfectly - at 13 - 15 MPG. I traded that monster in on a 2007 Acura MDX and not only does it ...

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by flyvail
Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skiiers! Prefer On-trail Or Off-trail?
Replies: 12
Views: 2262

RE: Skiiers! Prefer On-trail Or Off-trail?

I live in Avon, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> - near the base of Beaver Creek ski resort and 5 mi west of Vail. Me, I'm a groomer skier these days, reconstructed knees will do that for you! Backcountry skiing is pretty huge around here, but we're in a pretty avalanche pron...

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by flyvail
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Turbulent Areas In The World
Replies: 42
Views: 91164

RE: Most Turbulent Areas In The World

Flying in or out of <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> during the summer "monsoon" season is a recipe for bouncing. Especially when we get the mountain wave blowin...

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by flyvail
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier's/Lynx's New Dash 8, Photos And Questions
Replies: 49
Views: 10773

RE: Frontier's/Lynx's New Dash 8, Photos And Questions

If Lynx decided to fly into <acronym title="Eagle (Vail / Eagle) - Eagle County Regional (EGE / KEGE), USA - Colorado">EGE</acronym>, I'd fly <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> almost exclusively. Any kind of LCC presence here in the Vail Valley sure would be welcome. Now, I have ...

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by flyvail
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN-Durango What Altitude?
Replies: 30
Views: 2853

RE: DEN-Durango What Altitude?

I live close to <acronym title="Eagle (Vail / Eagle) - Eagle County Regional (EGE / KEGE), USA - Colorado">EGE</acronym>, so I always look there first when booking. In the summer there aren't a lot of choices and I usually end up on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> A320 to <acro...

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by flyvail
Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Overseas Phone Centers
Replies: 52
Views: 2874

RE: Overseas Phone Centers

I work in Information Technology and have spent many hours dealing with overseas call centers. In fact, in order to better communicate with ESL (english as second language) helpdesks, I learned the military phonetic alphabet. Try reading a 16 character alpha-numeric serial number over a shoddy phone...

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.
Replies: 233
Views: 41536

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Aftermath Thread.

She sure is pretty. Worth the hour of my Sunday and the A.NET registration fee.

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

Those engines are monsterous!

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

OK - everybody in the building just go ahead and stand up so we can drop the curtain already!

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

Come on Carson, don't pander to the NIMBYs

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

A pianist? Come on - show the airplane!!

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

Audio just got bad again on DirecTV

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

Good afternoon to you sir....let's see it!

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

Somebody's losing their job over these audio issue. Bank on it. Just intermittent static now on DirecTV.

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

Sound just got worse - c'mon guys get it working!

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by flyvail
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!
Replies: 983
Views: 81641

RE: The Official 787 Rollout Thread!

Watching on DirecTV. Sounds like they're having some audio issues. Bummed that there's no <acronym title="Hokkaido International Airlines (Japan)">HD</acronym> feed. Just announced 5 minutes to go. BTW, just joined up - this is my 1st post! Been a lurker for a while but had to bite the bullet for th...

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