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by skymiler
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: U.S. Airline Club Lounges Locations in 1987

IIRC there were also "Courtesy Rooms" -- at least for DL. These were not full fledged Crown Rooms but little holes in the wall with a bar and a few seats.There was one in ABQ I recall and (this is a long time ago) also BTR or JAN -- can not remember which. I do know that it was shutdown du...

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by skymiler
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta "Flying Colonel" program-need some insight
Replies: 15
Views: 4791

Re: Delta "Flying Colonel" program-need some insight

I am an FC (as well as a DM, 6MM+, etc,etc). It was marketing based and awarded to potential passengers in a new market -- think here in TLH in 1983 -- and those who showed not just a lot of travel but had influence to grow the business for them. When DL came to town I introduced their marketing sta...

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by skymiler
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO in OMA in 1994
Replies: 15
Views: 2715

Re: CO in OMA in 1994

I have a (not so fond) memory of getting a speeding ticket from the Nebraska State Patrol while rushing across I-80 from Lincoln to catch a CO flight from OMA. Added a few $$$ to the judge's retirement fund.

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by skymiler
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does STT have CBP "pre-clearance"?
Replies: 7
Views: 1604

Re: Why does STT have CBP "pre-clearance"?

There is also the immigration aspect, as I found out. I am a LPR (Green Card) and did not have it with me when leaving during a visit a year or so ago and had to spend an hour in the "back room" before they let me through. The tourism advertises "no passport needed" but that is n...

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by skymiler
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM
Replies: 24
Views: 4983

Re: Air Canada cancelling YUL-YHM

Interesting. I had thought that this route would have potential. When I lived in YHM many years ago NordAir had 737's on this route and it was SOOO convenient not to have to fight my way to YYZ (and that disaster of the original round terminal). The is a large catchment are south and west of YYZ (Ni...

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by skymiler
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers
Replies: 25
Views: 6063

Re: DL ends service with last of original DLC carriers

To be honest, some of us are not unhappy to see them go. When it was "ASA" it was known as "Atlanta's [email protected]@@@@est Airline" due to low levels of timekeeping and service. This has also been noted in FAA statistics. As a very frequent flyer out of TLH for 30+ years we would "boo...

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by skymiler
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN
Replies: 79
Views: 18471

Re: Air India 787 collided with building at ARN

Many years ago a Pilgrim Arlines Twotter clipped a jetway at YUL. After a roll of duct tape and making sure the few of thus that were about to board got well lubed at the bar (on the pilot's Credit card) we flew home to BDL. First officer would shine a light on the tape every few minutes when airbor...

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by skymiler
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hooters Air (fleet)
Replies: 18
Views: 5636

Re: Hooters Air (fleet)

One has to love the "0WL" part of the registration!

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by skymiler
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut
Replies: 160
Views: 29731

Re: Delta’s new A220 narrowbody coming on sale for January debut

The DL web site shows that DL 2952 LGA-DFW on Jan 31 is available for purchase and denotes A200-100 yet the seat map shows an A319. Would any DL staff on this forum have an insight as to which is correct?

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by skymiler
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Michael
Replies: 48
Views: 7116

Re: Hurricane Micheal

I am in TLH, in my office looking out on the storm. Max recorded wind speed that I have seen is 71 MPH TLH airport is closed, but reopening tomorrow AM. DL deadheaded the 2 inbound MD88's back to ATL last night. Ops will resume tomorrow. Not a big deal here -- we were notified well in advance. Frank...

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by skymiler
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?
Replies: 41
Views: 7800

Re: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?

As someone who passes through through YYZ Terminal 3 up to 20 times a year the best I can say is that it is a third world airport in a world class city. From what I have heard it the issues is a combination of incompetence and politics. Terminal 3 US departures is a total overcrowded disaster. The &...

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by skymiler
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay couple allegedly bumped for straight couple...
Replies: 344
Views: 30362

Re: Gay couple ALLEGEDLY bumped for straight couple...

I had a similar seat issue (not on AS) recently due to a double booking of some sort. I received an email from the airline in advance, apologising for my downgrade and providing compensation and a waiver of all change fees and fare difference should I care to re-book. As a road warrior of 45+ years ...

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by skymiler
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first
Replies: 17
Views: 3861

Re: SkyTeam CEO: No new members for now; focus on technology first

About bloody time they fix their technology. I have had nothing but issues with the supposedly "seamless" travel. I am especially looking at you, AZ!

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by skymiler
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton
Replies: 42
Views: 7172

Re: Norwegian Announce Dublin-Toronto Hamilton

As someone who grew up in the Hammer and visits every few weeks, I think its time may have come. Driving to YYZ at any time except 3AM is a mess on the QEW, and the 407 toll road is ridiculously expensive -- doubly so if you do not have a transponder. And, then one often has the immense displease of...

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by skymiler
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA commits CRJ's to HVN
Replies: 43
Views: 9051

Re: AA commits CRJ's to HVN

Very interesting how times have changed -- in the mid 70's I lived near HVN and took the Pilgrim twotters (Twin Otters) to LGA almost every week to make my connection to CVG, DFW or almost anywhere! Sure beat the drive and tolls. HVN has so much potential. -- and in those days the parking was free!

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by skymiler
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5552

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

I line in TLH and totally avoid the local media. The writing is really terrible and they rarely get their facts correct. What you saw is typical -- and some of the "front page" articles are simply filler/click bait.

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by skymiler
Mon May 29, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nepal Airlines fails to attract any bidder for its retired B757-2F8 sale
Replies: 17
Views: 5003

Re: Nepal Airlines fails to attract any bidder for its retired B757-2F8 sale

Is this the aircraft that went tech and a goat was sacrificed to the gods to assist in its repair?

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by skymiler
Wed May 24, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Accidents that changed aviation
Replies: 118
Views: 15475

Re: Accidents that changed aviation

Air Canada 797 at CVG.

I lost a friend in that tragedy, but every time I hear the announcement for the emergency lights (which is up to 150+ times a year) I am grateful that the loss of his life was not in vain.

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by skymiler
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CONCORDE ticket prices
Replies: 13
Views: 14820

Re: CONCORDE ticket prices

I flew on April 9, 1982 from LHR to BWI (yes, correct -- we had to divert due to the spring blizzard of 1982). BA had a promotion (the Falklands war had just started) and for $400 over your already booked fare on BA you could upgrade to Concorde. Easy decision! I still have my mementos including the...

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by skymiler
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest International Airline Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 9848

Re: Shortest International Airline Flight

IIRC, Allegheny once flew YYZ - BUF, 68 miles ... EA may have done the same, in an L-1011 yet!

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by skymiler
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load on DL PEK-DTW
Replies: 11
Views: 4124

Re: Load on DL PEK-DTW

based PURELY on observation, having taken this flight recently, there was some concern with the crew that we were at MTOW and the passenger count and loads were scrutinised carefully, but after a 15 minute delay we were on our way -- all seats occupied from what I could see. So, to answer, there may...

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by skymiler
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21476

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016

Are you sure some will not go to ATL and get a widget? 28 years is young for an MD product! LOL

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by skymiler
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawker Siddeley Trident On Airliners.net
Replies: 42
Views: 7331

RE: Hawker Siddeley Trident On Airliners.net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/col" class="quote" target="_blank">col</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>away because of a bit of noise</i></font></td></tr><...

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by skymiler
Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was UA Criticized For Their Caravelles?
Replies: 47
Views: 7185

RE: Was UA Criticized For Their Caravelles?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/diverted" class="quote" target="_blank">diverted</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>I'd also imagine <acronym title="Delta A...

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by skymiler
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Takes Delivery Of First A-321
Replies: 140
Views: 36588

RE: DL Takes Delivery Of First A-321

Looking at the seat map I notice that there is indeed a mid-cabin lavatory, which is sorely missing from the 737-900ER equipment (I avoid those things, and book away from, if I can). Question. Is the "exit" shown in the middle of <acronym title="Anglo Cargo (United Kingdom)">EC</acronym> a true 2L b...

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by skymiler
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrivals Into Norwich (NWI) Tonight
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

RE: Arrivals Into Norwich (NWI) Tonight

[quote=ZuluTime,reply=3]East Anglia is the nearest thing to an island connected to the mainland of the UK that you can

Don't I know it -- I spent the first few year of my life in Eccles (by Snetterton, right off the A11)

LOL

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by skymiler
Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue To Tallahassee?
Replies: 25
Views: 6759

RE: JetBlue To Tallahassee?

As someone who has lived in <acronym title="Tallahassee - Regional (TLH / KTLH), USA - Florida">TLH</acronym> for 30+ years and files regularly, the chances of <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> seems very remote to me. Remember Air South, and the city underwriting Air Tran? We saw ...

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by skymiler
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Passengers
Replies: 79
Views: 22809

RE: Celebrity Passengers

Fascinating read-- thank all for posting! I have found in my 43+ years of traveling that star athletes are one end of the spectrum or the other. For example one very well know player (who was a colour commentator for a while) was nearly slung off a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>...

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by skymiler
Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Current/former Canada-North America Wide Body Svce
Replies: 41
Views: 3596

RE: Current/former Canada-North America Wide Body Svce

In 1972, I flew on an <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> 747 <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> - <acronym title="Miami - International (Wilcox Field / 36th Street / Pan American Field) (MIA / KMIA), USA - Flori...

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by skymiler
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass/Delta DFW/LAX - How Is It Doing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

RE: Compass/Delta DFW/LAX - How Is It Doing?

I have taken the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> - <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (Regional) (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> flight, and from a passenger point of view it is great! Observed load factors (which ar...

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by skymiler
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta A321 Delivery?
Replies: 58
Views: 20466

RE: First Delta A321 Delivery?

Any chance of an L2 door for boarding, as used on the 757? Or will it be a jam and cram process, as has been noted on the 737-900ER equipment (horrible experience).

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by skymiler
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Years Since Demise Of Eastern
Replies: 37
Views: 3978

RE: 25 Years Since Demise Of Eastern

Flew them a lot -- and I am still in contact with some staff, who moved on to <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and are there to this day! Most of their staff were great -- management, well that and the union leadership is another story I bought a lifetime Ionosphere club membershi...

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by skymiler
Thu Jan 07, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nice To See DL 747-400 At LAS Jan 7/2016
Replies: 12
Views: 2509

RE: Nice To See DL 747-400 At LAS Jan 7/2016

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Brick" class="quote" target="_blank">Brick</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Is N668US. </i></font></td></tr></table> This sh...

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by skymiler
Thu Jan 07, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is It Time For Alaska And Sun Country To Merge?
Replies: 59
Views: 7850

RE: Is It Time For Alaska And Sun Country To Merge?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/32andBelow" class="quote" target="_blank">32andBelow</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>The classic airline A should buy air...

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by skymiler
Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Swiss (LX) Offering Year Pass For CHF 229.-
Replies: 6
Views: 3382

RE: Swiss (LX) Offering Year Pass For CHF 229.-

Many, many years ago the legacy AA offered lifetime passes for purchase. I do not recall what the price was, but i believe that there are still a few pax using them -- the exact numbers being a closely guarded secret.

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by skymiler
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA To Leave DXB
Replies: 166
Views: 24695

RE: UA To Leave DXB

I few <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> - <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym> - <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The W...

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by skymiler
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Adds A 763 Rotation PDX-JFK Summer 2016?
Replies: 13
Views: 4650

RE: DL Adds A 763 Rotation PDX-JFK Summer 2016?

as someone who is in <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> very regularly I am glad to see this. Most <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> fights are jam-packed, and even upgrading the 737-800's to the 737-900...

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by skymiler
Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goldman Sachs Elevator: Guide On How To Fly
Replies: 4
Views: 2404

RE: Goldman Sachs Elevator: Guide On How To Fly

Did anybody send this to Sir RB to merge with his "commandments of the jetrosexuals"? Both are soooo true!

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by skymiler
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 19113

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UltimateDelta" class="quote" target="_blank">UltimateDelta</a> (<a href="#43" class="quote">Reply 43</a>):<br/><i>Then, of course, they took a b...

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by skymiler
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Lived Type At Airlines
Replies: 191
Views: 19113

RE: Short Lived Type At Airlines

Allegheny and the Nord-262's seemed to have a very short life ..

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by skymiler
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Been In An Emergency Evac?
Replies: 5
Views: 2920

RE: Has Anyone Ever Been In An Emergency Evac?

Yes, I was on an <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> flight in <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> many years ago. Fascinating experience -- everybody <acronym t...

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by skymiler
Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta: ATL-LIM Upgrd To B777!
Replies: 55
Views: 10788

RE: Delta: ATL-LIM Upgrd To B777!

There was a wonderful analysis posted on this site about 4 years ago that detailed the usage of <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s wide body fleet. Has anyone seen an update -- it was a fascinating read and I still have a copy of it. Please message me if you would like a copy -- i...

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by skymiler
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Wisdom Of Buying 2 Tickets For One Trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

RE: The Wisdom Of Buying 2 Tickets For One Trip

I do this a lot -- but am very careful. If the "refundable" fare is the same as the "non-refundable", or even very close I use the "refundable" on the second leg which provides flexibility if things go side ways. One MUST understand clearly the risks involved. One a recent trip with a similar situat...

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by skymiler
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trudeau Gov't Confirms No Jets @ YTZ
Replies: 123
Views: 20016

RE: Trudeau Gov't Confirms No Jets @ YTZ

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Thomaas" class="quote" target="_blank">Thomaas</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>With the new Union-Pearson Express, <acron...

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by skymiler
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Petition To Rename YYC
Replies: 56
Views: 6830

RE: Petition To Rename YYC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YYZFAN" class="quote" target="_blank">YYZFAN</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>I agree with people above saying this should o...

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by skymiler
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adds London YXU - Toronto YYZ
Replies: 18
Views: 3781

RE: WestJet Adds London YXU - Toronto YYZ

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirNovaBAe146" class="quote" target="_blank">AirNovaBAe146</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>As for future Encore destination...

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by skymiler
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1974 Views Of SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 9800

RE: 1974 Views Of SFO

Fabulous! PSA triStar, Hughes Airwest "banana" -- the list goes on and on!

I have notes from flying out of SFO in 1973 and 1974!

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by skymiler
Thu Oct 08, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying To Ottawa From London? Want The Best Option
Replies: 22
Views: 3978

RE: Flying To Ottawa From London? Want The Best Op

You can connect in Montreal, drive from Montreal or take the train.

Very easy any which way. Driving offers 2 routes -- south or north shore of the Ottawa river -- Via rail service is quick and pleasant in my experience -- and the airport is right by the Dorval station..

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by skymiler
Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: DL To Cut Management And Salaried Jobs
Replies: 52
Views: 13295

RE: Report: DL To Cut Management And Salaried Jobs

If done by attrition, what's the big deal? Companies grow and sometimes shrink with the ebb and flow of the business climate.

Is this announcement a message to Wall street, rather than news?

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by skymiler
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATW Now Officially "Appleton Int'l Airport"
Replies: 26
Views: 3593

RE: ATW Now Officially "Appleton Int'l Airport"

TLH is now "Tallahassee International" and of course all the locals thought we would immediately have flights all over the world. Fat chance. I think there are some city commissioners with hats that do not fit these days ... And I wonder who will pay for the FIS -- taxpayers, users? I can see <acron...

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