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by bobb
Wed Apr 21, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC Terminal C
Replies: 12
Views: 2119

RE: SJC Terminal C

Almost amazes me that this place sits in the middle of one fo the richest county in the U.S......

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by bobb
Tue Apr 20, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regarding Southwest
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

RE: Regarding Southwest

Flew <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> from <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> last week. Had like 30 PAX in queue and about 6 agents. Got in line and wanted to take my jacket from the bag before checki...

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by bobb
Mon Apr 19, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Losing Friends?
Replies: 15
Views: 2911

RE: Pilots Losing Friends?

"risky hobby/occupation" You mean you never heard that going down the highway is alot riskier than flying??? I realize a plane with a failed engine and carrying lots of fuel seem like a risky thing to you but..... Because precisely any major failure can be catastrophic that safety standards on aviat...

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by bobb
Sun Apr 18, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Udvar-Hazy Recent Pixs Here
Replies: 0
Views: 1787

Udvar-Hazy Recent Pixs Here

Here's my recent trip to Udvar-Hazy. As suspected, close, but no touching. The least they could do is to open more hatches so one can see the innards, but nooooooo. <a href="http://www.ichau.com/photos/udvar-hazy2004" target=_blank>http://www.ichau.com/photos/udvar-hazy2004</a> (My webserver may tak...

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by bobb
Sun Apr 18, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cost Of Airport Delays To Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 4432

RE: Cost Of Airport Delays To Airlines

Again, that's like blaming the weather for your inconvenience. Until humans have the technology to control the <acronym title="CityJet (Ireland)">WX</acronym>, NO COMPENSATION <acronym title="Fortaleza - Pinto Martins (FOR / SBFZ), Brazil">FOR</acronym> YOU! of course I never understood why a little...

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by bobb
Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Or SOUTHWEST...?
Replies: 49
Views: 4931

RE: Jetblue Or SOUTHWEST...?

If everything else being equal, I'd pick <acronym title="Helijet Airways (Canada)">JB</acronym> just because of its newer (and cleaner) facilities. Now <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> allows you to fly out the same day at no extra charge if you happen to miss your flight, does...

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by bobb
Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sleeping Tips On Long Flights
Replies: 39
Views: 13163

RE: Sleeping Tips On Long Flights

If you have flown a lot, you know what bothers you. Some people just are disturbed very easily. Me, I sleep even with a craying baby next <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> If you don't already know what bothers you, what worked for others may not work for you. The bes...

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by bobb
Fri Apr 16, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Reving?
Replies: 39
Views: 3030

RE: Non-Reving?

To me non-reving isn't as it's cracked up to be. Sure, for your 18-20 yrs old, anything is great but..... Working in the airline industry, attendance is strick, specially if you are one of the ground crew. Since in the States, most start-up jobs get 10 days/yr of vacation, that's not a whole lot of ...

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by bobb
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question For You CSA'S
Replies: 19
Views: 3520

RE: Question For You CSA'S

Well, at the very least, when the PAX become unreasonable, I swith to my "by-the-book" mode. He just gave me the reason to not do anything special for him. I have not done so (yet  <img src="/discussions/graphics/devil.gif" ALT="Acting devilish">) but it's easy enough to..... recall that Seinfe...

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by bobb
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Immigration Info Please
Replies: 34
Views: 3542

RE: US Immigration Info Please

I imagine if she has a VALID U.S. visitor visa, then that's all she needs. BTW, when she booked the flight, the airline DIDN'T ADVISED <acronym title="Heraklion - Nikos Kazantzakis (HER / LGIR), Greece">HER</acronym>??? Am sure the airline asked her questions, and what she told them satisfied the ai...

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by bobb
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gate Use
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

RE: Gate Use

Duh, that's a Grand-Canyon wide question. Small airports, maybe 2 flights day? busier airport maybe every hour? Not only that, airlines "hog up gates" i.e. Denver, even when they are not fully utilizing it, 'cuz once they give it up, it's more weapon to the competition. So really, WHY in the world f...

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by bobb
Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Checking-in At US Airports
Replies: 5
Views: 3975

RE: Checking-in At US Airports

I can answer a few of these..... While the busy place seems like an easy place to leave a bag, the curbside personnel is trained to notice for unattended bags. And they CERTAINTLY would not be loaded onto the belt. All checked bags are scanned 100% since 2/2003. While at some airports, the checked b...

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by bobb
Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots: How Insulting Is The "bus Driver" Commet?
Replies: 36
Views: 8526

RE: Pilots: How Insulting Is The "bus Driver" Commet?

"I'm not a pilot, but I figure is I were called that, I'd be a bit pissed" You are aware even pilots have to deal with irated passengers, help the boarding if necessary, and whatever other tasks..... After you have been on a real job, "bus driver" doesn't seem that bad. If you've been a test pilot a...

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by bobb
Thu Apr 08, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lovely Flight Attendant. What Airline?
Replies: 30
Views: 6163

RE: Lovely Flight Attendant. What Airline?

I hope they unplugged the battery before..... Big grin

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by bobb
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airlines Must Use U.S. Pilots?
Replies: 4
Views: 2468

U.S. Airlines Must Use U.S. Pilots?

Hey you drivers, explain to me how this works...? Can a U.S. Airline hire foreign pilots and can a U.S. pilot work for an European airline? can this be done without hassle or is there lotsa paperwork and bereaucracy? When you are certified say to fly 767, can you fly 767 everywhere in the World or m...

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by bobb
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Watch The Water Level!
Replies: 11
Views: 2931

RE: Watch The Water Level!

And the advantage of doing that is???? ...... besides for your amusement.

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by bobb
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Service Do You Require From Your Airline?
Replies: 7
Views: 3705

RE: Which Service Do You Require From Your Airline?

For all classes: All I need is that the airline provides a quick check-in lane at the airport. I do not want to wait behind the Mom with 5 kids and 15 bags and taking her sweet time and the lowly paid agent taking his sweet time also. Automated bag check in cool too. It would be nice to have an no-k...

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by bobb
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Problem With Bag Back From USA
Replies: 18
Views: 2755

RE: Problem With Bag Back From USA

Guys, We Yanks are paranoid right now, so forget about your bags treated with kids' groves. No more freedom to come and go as you did before. Blame it on u know who. Typically, your bag is insured by the airline for a certain amount, so I would file a claim for the lost items, and don't need to ment...

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by bobb
Wed Apr 07, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Effect Of "Airline" On Southwest
Replies: 35
Views: 5996

RE: Effect Of "Airline" On Southwest

Jetpower580, If you are making your judgement based one <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> show, then u haven't flown much. Plus when <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> charges you $100, and the fancy counter next door wants $300, u kinda forget whatever you w...

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by bobb
Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Style Headphones
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

Old Style Headphones

Looking for that old airline "air tube" non-electronic headphones sitting in your garage. Sell it to me at eBay. For a school science project.

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by bobb
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenges For A First-time Flyer
Replies: 3
Views: 2858

RE: Challenges For A First-time Flyer

Walk about a mile and not find the bathroom? <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> Ends up in New Jersey -unintentionally <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> It took me a while to understand the concept of overbooking. Until it happens to you...

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by bobb
Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airplanes Will Be On My Southwest Flights?
Replies: 28
Views: 6501

RE: What Airplanes Will Be On My Southwest Flights?

Oy, you people are really nuts. Next time yer gonna tell me you named each plane on the fleet and know exactly what plane is it by looking at the soiled spots in the interiors.... <img src="/discussions/graphics/biggrin.gif" ALT="Big grin"> I can understand if it's a 737 vs 767 etc. So what ya ...

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by bobb
Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #1 "Airline" Idiot
Replies: 47
Views: 6547

RE: #1 "Airline" Idiot

Most Idiotic: Football fan: "planes leaves 8:15, we were at the gate 8:14!" and asking the supervisor "there is no one higher than you???" and "I called headquarter, they agree with me!" Great bad cop/good cop routine there brothers! Most Spunk: Wheelchair-bound Grandma kicking and swinging with her...

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by bobb
Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: #1 "Airline" Idiot
Replies: 47
Views: 6547

RE: #1 "Airline" Idiot

Maybe airlines should have an "adult-only" class, like in some resorts.

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by bobb
Sun Apr 04, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 Employee? About CSA Job
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

RE: F9 Employee? About CSA Job

Just one thing: U are the most friendly, compassionate, hardworking, goes a hundred extra miles, does the job right no matter how long it takes kinda guy. And don't worry being a lot fake, they know it, csa is about how fake can you be, like saying sorry to the passenger even when he's obviously wro...

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by bobb
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Anyone Collect Airsickness Bags?
Replies: 8
Views: 5935

RE: Anyone Collect Airsickness Bags?

u Americans are all crazies. exactly what kind of girlfriends are u trying to attrack???  Smile

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by bobb
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC System Error - Cheap Tickets
Replies: 3
Views: 3101

RE: AC System Error - Cheap Tickets

I bet $10, they were all gone once you made up your mind.  Acting devilish

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by bobb
Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airline Lost You Bag...
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

RE: The Airline Lost You Bag...

(1) THEY DON'T <acronym title="Air Vallee (Italy)">DO</acronym> ANYTHING AFTERWARDS. Of course there will always be the one oddball that flights a $10 parking ticket by taking 2 months off from work.....  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> (2) LOST BAGGAGE IRREVELANT to whe...

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by bobb
Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airline Lost You Bag...
Replies: 16
Views: 2396

RE: The Airline Lost You Bag...

OK, one useful reply in 24 hours and I can't help but put in m .02 CaptainK, I don't know why you ask the question. These are the sort of question Public Relation would ask of PAX. Of course when they do that, they clearly identify so the underlying message "we care about you." Have you been watchin...

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by bobb
Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passengers Say The Dardest Things...
Replies: 21
Views: 3832

RE: Passengers Say The Dardest Things...

Amazingly enough, but there are still lots of people who rarely get out of the house and don't know what do at an airport. I don't mind at all when they begin with "I haven't flown in a while... question question" What's annoying are the people who pretend they are smarter than me (who does this eve...

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by bobb
Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lost Baggage - What's Your Story
Replies: 15
Views: 4014

RE: Lost Baggage - What's Your Story

"UA, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> all scan their bagtags and tract the bags." If that's the case then the airline personel know about a missing bag even BEFORE the PAX gets to his destination (maybe even before takeof...

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by bobb
Fri Apr 02, 2004 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Make The Change When A New Ticket Is Cheaper?
Replies: 7
Views: 2945

RE: Why Make The Change When A New Ticket Is Cheaper?

Happends all the time. When you look at these things, go beyond your personal point of view, you have to look at it from the macro level, which is that the airline does. (Surprise surprise. When the voice mail says each one of your customer is very important, that's P.R. You are just a tiny number i...

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by bobb
Fri Apr 02, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! I Have A 7 Hour Layover In LAX!
Replies: 42
Views: 5570

RE: Help! I Have A 7 Hour Layover In LAX!

Stay put! after you clear customs, go through security, 3 hours would have gone by then.

Could end up in East L.A. then you would a fun story to tell, if you make out alive!

 Smile

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by bobb
Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US Aviation Industry Be Regulated Again?
Replies: 10
Views: 2837

RE: Should US Aviation Industry Be Regulated Again?

"What do you think?" OTOH, you live in a small town 'cuz you like its cozy feel, eveybody knows everybody else, lots of space, big houses, etc etc. If a mega airport comes to town, there will be rip raffs, everything gets more exepensive, noise, "closet" apartments..... So I think you already voted ...

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by bobb
Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Things Laypeople Say About Airplanes
Replies: 33
Views: 4205

RE: Things Laypeople Say About Airplanes

"Does anyone else find this to be really aggrevating?"


He probably finds aggravating that you need to know exactly what airplane model u been on.

"Normal" people just want to go point A to point B comfortably and on time.  Innocent

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by bobb
Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TU-144 Question
Replies: 29
Views: 3726

RE: TU-144 Question

Ah, the CONCORD-OSKY! There was a <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> programe from PBS(?) that talked about how the russian spies got hold of the diagrams. It suggested that the Concord team, being aware of this, passed on bad data to the russians. go www.pbs.org and see if they ...

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by bobb
Thu Apr 01, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lost Baggage - What's Your Story
Replies: 15
Views: 4014

RE: Lost Baggage - What's Your Story

Wow, u guys writing a book or s'thing?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> In 6 years of flying (western countries, no third-world), I've got maybe 2 delayed bags, but never once completely lost. From this end, I just want you to know, YOUR BAGS ARE NOT TRACKED like UPS/FED...

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by bobb
Thu Apr 01, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Things You Want The Stewardess Say To You...!
Replies: 48
Views: 8345

RE: 5 Things You Want The Stewardess Say To You...!

u folks haven't flown lately have you?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> With all the furloughs, the only <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> left are the 40 years old with tons of seniority. I'd say "uh, No thanks Grandma."  <img src="/discussions/gr...

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by bobb
Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newspapers As Sun Visor - Is This Safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

RE: Newspapers As Sun Visor - Is This Safe?

What I find unbelievable is that a millions dollars aircraft doesn't have light-sensitive windshield. What, we don't have the technology???  Sad

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by bobb
Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sitting In A Bulkhead Seat
Replies: 31
Views: 4820

RE: Sitting In A Bulkhead Seat

"Just a question? Would you tell a pilot that the cockpit is not his/her office?" Yes, 'cuz no public goes in there without being invited. <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>, we all agree that this is horrendous behaviour. What I don't agree is how you handled the situation. Making you...

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by bobb
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seats Under "Airport Control"
Replies: 8
Views: 22401

RE: Seats Under "Airport Control"

I think I can answer that with some authority...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The short answer is: PAX ALREADY at the airport, even at the gate (boarding passes only issued at the gate only) have higher priority. The longer answer is: They figure if you are not alrea...

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by bobb
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Scares Pilots The Most?
Replies: 56
Views: 9449

RE: What Scares Pilots The Most?

"Pressurization Failure at a very high flight level"


That's why the oxygen masks drop automatically.

Well at least they do on TV.  Innocent

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by bobb
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&E"s Airline! One New, One Re-Run!
Replies: 37
Views: 3748

RE: A&E"s Airline! One New, One Re-Run!

I like Colleen. She doesn't take no bull!

Young brother: "it doesn't make sense..." Colleen should had said "'cuz yer dumb, brother!"

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by bobb
Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's A "water Landing?"
Replies: 29
Views: 4647

RE: What's A "water Landing?"

"I see no point in all the "in the event of a water landing" announcements explaining how to put on a life vest etc..." If you are going to be this fatalistic, oy! I wonder if they changed the announcement to "in the event that the plane plunges..." how many nervous PAX will the airline lose.  ...

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by bobb
Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sitting In A Bulkhead Seat
Replies: 31
Views: 4820

RE: Sitting In A Bulkhead Seat

Well, I work in the industry although not as a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>. I agree that putting your feet up in a public place is not the norm of a well-bred family, but what do you expect when today's planes are like sardines at $39 a pop? If you look at it from the custome...

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by bobb
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&E"s Airline! One New, One Re-Run!
Replies: 37
Views: 3748

RE: A&E"s Airline! One New, One Re-Run!

HahaHa.

Says her mother is dying and Dr. gave her two hours. Pan to the grankid and she's smiling!!!

Lier lier pants on fire!

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by bobb
Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delayed Flight For No Apparent Reason?
Replies: 8
Views: 2793

RE: Delayed Flight For No Apparent Reason?

JetRanger,


if you keep saying "what wheather problem? it's clear outside!"

Then we'll make fun of you as "one of them ____" PAX.  Acting devilish

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by bobb
Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Why No Paint On Wings?
Replies: 38
Views: 6565

RE: Question: Why No Paint On Wings?

Could be that the Logo/Advertisement painted on wings are only visible to passengers on the plane.

Just because you don't see white, doesn't mean the aluminum color of the wings are not painted. If the bared metal are not coated with "something" they would be exposed to the elements.

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by bobb
Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Feel Guilty Using Your FF Miles?
Replies: 30
Views: 4188

RE: Ever Feel Guilty Using Your FF Miles?

About spending your miles on the wrong trip... <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>'s frequent flyer program doesn't count miles. When you get a free ticket, it's good for anywhere <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flies. So potentially you could spend your fre...

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by bobb
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting In SJC, Will Miss Cx In DEN
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

RE: Waiting In SJC, Will Miss Cx In DEN

UA has what, 2 daily flights day out of <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>? and <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym>, well it ain't exactly NYC. I take lots of reading mate...

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