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by SQ25J
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 727's Flying Commercially In 2012?
Replies: 11
Views: 9912

RE: 727's Flying Commercially In 2012?

Dear lexkid12300, Congratulations....you have prompted me to make 1st post in over 4 yrs....... I think your inquiry/desire to fly 727 is very interseting....I have given it a lot of thought... I was hesitant to give advice as I do not want to influence your decision..... I realize lots of enthusias...

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by SQ25J
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Are Fares So High?
Replies: 11
Views: 6015

RE: Why Are Fares So High?

Most likely $900 is total price including taxes, fees, surcharges.

The fare itself is most likely $500....additional $400 is fuel suecharge, (probably 100-150 RT, security taxes, federal taxes, etc).

In my opinion...fares are lower than ever

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by SQ25J
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LGA A Disgusting Airport
Replies: 36
Views: 4665

LGA A Disgusting Airport

GeorgiaAME-respectfully disagree with <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>....although it is better than other aiports of comparable size Having transited 100+ times in 90's and dozens in 2000's it is mostly ...

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by SQ25J
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LGA A Disgusting Airport
Replies: 36
Views: 4665

LGA A Disgusting Airport

I know <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> is always rated among the top airports in world, (I was only once over 10 yrs ago), but I will conceed <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> being good. <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong ...

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by SQ25J
Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LGA A Disgusting Airport
Replies: 36
Views: 4665

LGA A Disgusting Airport

Legacytravel-While I agree 100% with your summation of <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>...this is not unusual with most major airports worldwide....as they are heavily trafficed. With the exception of a few small and new airports..... Can ANYONE name ...

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by SQ25J
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Mileage Runs And Extra Security
Replies: 15
Views: 5488

RE: Mileage Runs And Extra Security

I thought the new sytem/software can create profiles on every traveler and eliminate people as selectess based on history/trends. 2-3 years ago I frequently got marked as selectee, but ever since, (buying <acronym title="Executive Airlines (USA)">OW</acronym> and last second). I have never since bee...

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by SQ25J
Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F/A's On Cargo Planes
Replies: 16
Views: 7822

RE: F/A's On Cargo Planes

With all due respect...... I am 99% certain I remebered the Disc Channel documentary on NWA Cargo..."Around the World..Cargo"..something like that.... that they had a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>. Perhaps it was JUST <acronym title="Fortaleza - Pinto Martins (FOR / SBFZ), Braz...

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by SQ25J
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F/A's On Cargo Planes
Replies: 16
Views: 7822

RE: F/A's On Cargo Planes

Almost positive <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> had them. Their former 742F's had (12) J seats, (5: 3+2 in cockpit), and A <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> JUMPSEAT in upperdeck cabin. Furthermore the galley, (rear bulkhead), was very large and had containers tha...

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by SQ25J
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Border Control Officials...why So Rude?
Replies: 46
Views: 13984

RE: Border Control Officials...why So Rude?

I Think "Stern, Serious, and Bureaucratic" is more the case than rude.... As was mentioned...there are two sides. I also have witnessed people either dishonest, argumentative, evasive with inspectors.....not good to do do this. I conceed that virtually every port of entry worldwide will have some "u...

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by SQ25J
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ EWR-SIN
Replies: 15
Views: 6783

RE: SQ EWR-SIN

I am a little confused with last 2 posts....perhaps someone can clarify?? Does the <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> nonstop flight <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">...

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by SQ25J
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ EWR-SIN
Replies: 15
Views: 6783

RE: SQ EWR-SIN

You answered my question.....I see <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> is roughly 10thousnad, (looking at <acronym title="British Airways...

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by SQ25J
Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SQ EWR-SIN
Replies: 15
Views: 6783

SQ EWR-SIN

Hello Is it safe to say <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SIN / WSSS), Singapore">SIN</acronym> nonstop...is longest scheduled nonstop flight in the world. ...

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by SQ25J
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: 767 Air Evac
Replies: 2
Views: 2746

767 Air Evac

Decided to post in military section... US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> AMC has several 767-200+300's in CR<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> as AirEvac or Air Ambulance. Most or all or <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> or US. If these 767's were ever used for this ...

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by SQ25J
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH Mainline J Class And Privatair J Class
Replies: 4
Views: 4282

RE: LH Mainline J Class And Privatair J Class

WILCO737

Thanks for your feedback!

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by SQ25J
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH Mainline J Class And Privatair J Class
Replies: 4
Views: 4282

LH Mainline J Class And Privatair J Class

Can anyone comment from firsthand experience what is better product <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> Mainline Bus. Class or the all Biz flights on <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> operated by Privatair. Also are the Privatair 737 and 319...identical interiors, or is...

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by SQ25J
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Delta Have FA's Speaking Native Language
Replies: 29
Views: 5269

Will Delta Have FA's Speaking Native Language

Hi Everyone......Hopefully this topic not currently under discussion. While I am glad to see Delta's expansion into Africa and Asia......I can't help but wonder if they will be able to crew language qualified <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s on these flights. In particular the <...

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by SQ25J
Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Registration Help Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 2255

CO Registration Help Needed

Hello Everyone, Can anyone advise what tail number of <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> flight 596-yesterday, (8/29)...<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIA...

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by SQ25J
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does An Airline's Codes Get Selected
Replies: 23
Views: 5511

RE: How Does An Airline's Codes Get Selected

I wanted to give my account....but will just say: you submit an application and make lots of phone calls to IATA coding departmnet in Montreal. When they approve an application-they call you and offer you codes available. In my case I was so thrilled I took the first one they offered.

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by SQ25J
Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am At IAD
Replies: 10
Views: 3600

RE: Pan Am At IAD

I believe they used a hardtand and mobile lounge to <acronym title="Wichita - McConnell AFB (IAB / KIAB), USA - Kansas">IAB</acronym>...this is what I vaguely remeber from a <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulle...

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by SQ25J
Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Business Class Attire?
Replies: 29
Views: 4707

RE: Business Class Attire?

In the early 90's this may have been a good question, although for quite a while now airlines could care less about the quality of their passengers....most are just trying to survive. I believe for quite a while the majority of business travelers will dress very relaxed as they aren't trying to put ...

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by SQ25J
Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Airlines Choose Terminals At JFK?
Replies: 13
Views: 6011

RE: How Do Airlines Choose Terminals At JFK?

Just like any business procuring services...you solicit bids/price request to interested parties.... At <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> Terminal 4 is open to all carriers, so naturally this is an option available to all,...

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by SQ25J
Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did My Airline Break The Law?
Replies: 122
Views: 11624

RE: Did My Airline Break The Law?

This thread reminds me of an instance when I asked a FA to perform an "Infant count" prior to departure-she smiled at me and said, "we can do it after takeoff", I said, "no we cannot" and proceeded to do it myself.

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by SQ25J
Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 For Ethiopian Airlines
Replies: 128
Views: 14562

RE: 787 For Ethiopian Airlines

To those that slight Ethiopian as an airline indicative of it's third world status...you are sadly mistaken! Ethiopian does not need any foreign aid for it's airline, (my understanding is US and UN foreign aid cannot go to airlines). Ethiopian makes a good profit from their operations based on the f...

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by SQ25J
Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charters
Replies: 23
Views: 4061

RE: College Football Charters

Several years ago I was a manager for a college football team and was always eager to find out what airline we would use. Most teams plan their charters at the beginning of the year and use a broker. As someone mentioned certain conferences have exclusive agreements with carriers for conference game...

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by SQ25J
Sun Aug 22, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Interview Tuesday, But...
Replies: 49
Views: 3911

RE: Independence Interview Tuesday, But...

SHUPirate....I can relate to your situation as I was in your position a year ago-except reverse direction. I had to manage my own transportation and was complicated by a tight schedule and did not want to pay big bucks for a plane ticket. One suggestion is buses between Chinatown-NY and DC for $35 r...

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by SQ25J
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC-8 Returns In Passenger Service!
Replies: 54
Views: 12347

RE: DC-8 Returns In Passenger Service!

Ethiopia is a bad example to assert their maintenanace standars are inferior to western/developed nations. A former US ambassador was quick to cite them for their excellence in aircraft maintenance, also they do have FAA certification and do market themselves as a supplier of numerous services such ...

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by SQ25J
Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?
Replies: 54
Views: 7825

RE: 747-100 -200 -300 -400 Operators?

Atlas Air has operated -100, -200, -300, and -400

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by SQ25J
Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Still Flies The MD11?
Replies: 35
Views: 6075

RE: Who Still Flies The MD11?

Also Saudi Arabian Cargo, Saudi Arabian Royal Flight, Gemini Air Cargo

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by SQ25J
Mon May 24, 2004 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictoral History Of DL In Europe
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

RE: Pictoral History Of DL In Europe

STT757-Don't forget about TWA 727's

Just a note to some younger members, things have changed significantly since early 90's, don't seem so surprised if you see refernces to something long gone.

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by SQ25J
Sun May 23, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictoral History Of DL In Europe
Replies: 14
Views: 3516

RE: Pictoral History Of DL In Europe

STT757-Nice piece! I think you forgot Bucharest, Romania (OTP). Also I don't think DL ever had scheduled flights to GVA?

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by SQ25J
Fri May 21, 2004 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Wearing Gloves?
Replies: 5
Views: 2531

RE: Pilots Wearing Gloves?

Thanks for the interesting replies....I can see it being a personal prefernece, although hard to believe they need them as they really don't have their hands on controls that much, mainly takeoff and landings.

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by SQ25J
Fri May 21, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius 762's
Replies: 1
Views: 2075

Air Mauritius 762's

Anyone familiar with Air Mauritius? One of my favorite airlines that has a great fleet to serve small island nation, (5 340's, 2 319's, 2 762ER, 3 ATR). Considering the Airbus are fairly new-was wondering if they plan on replacing the 767-200ER's. I recall reading that they like the aircraft, but se...

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by SQ25J
Fri May 21, 2004 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots Wearing Gloves?
Replies: 5
Views: 2531

Pilots Wearing Gloves?

Last week I noticed a captain of a US airline wearing gloves as he was preparing for departure.... I was a bit surprised as you hardly ever see pilots do this? The only exception would be Japenese airlines such as <acronym title="All-Nippon Airways (Japan)">NH</acronym>, where almost every pilot wea...

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by SQ25J
Tue May 18, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground Handler Or Airline?
Replies: 7
Views: 3281

RE: Ground Handler Or Airline?

Most major airlines offer ground handling to other carriers, therefore it is possible to work full-time with a major airline and work several carriers.

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by SQ25J
Mon May 10, 2004 3:26 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Needin' Urgent Help On Barfbags
Replies: 4
Views: 4439

RE: Needin' Urgent Help On Barfbags

My first thought also was needing to use one on a plane ASAP, however then realized was most likely not the case. I am not sure, but may be hard to find charter airlines, (particulary ACMI), with logo barfbags. On the otherhand this was the only thing I managed to collect from airlines such as Adria...

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by SQ25J
Sun May 09, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Forgot To Cater The Plane?
Replies: 14
Views: 3439

RE: NW Forgot To Cater The Plane?

Technically my flight from Florida to Georgia a few years ago was catered, however I was shocked when the entree served to all pax in first class was (1) bite-size mini-muffin. The irony was that it came with a seving of butter as big as the muffin.

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by SQ25J
Sun May 09, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Running Out Of Food On Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 8686

RE: Running Out Of Food On Flight

ACAfan-Virtually all major airlines worldwide print departure reports for <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s that has all sorts of info. As technology has progressed most now can indicate an upgraded pax vs. a full-fare first. I have seen some airlines upgrade revenue pax, but adv...

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by SQ25J
Sat May 08, 2004 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Running Out Of Food On Flight
Replies: 36
Views: 8686

RE: Running Out Of Food On Flight

As a former non-rev, I was told expect not to get a meal in some cases. A few times I was passed over at first, but then they came back to me with a meal-as a certain percentage of people will pass on a meal. Only once did not get a regular meal on BWIA, however crew gave me some of their sandwhiche...

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by SQ25J
Sat May 08, 2004 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Way From Germany To SFO
Replies: 7
Views: 4656

RE: Cheapest Way From Germany To SFO

Should be very easy. German travel agents/tour operators have secured "contract rates" for trans-atlantic flights for a long time now. I imagine Daumueller's link is probably a winner, if not most any Reiseburo could suffice. I am not sure but does Thomas Cook or LTU still have scheduled charters to...

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by SQ25J
Sat May 08, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Facilities On A380
Replies: 30
Views: 4574

RE: Facilities On A380

I agree with ORDAGENT, DTWclipper, and FRAspotter. I don't think it is realistic to make an airplane into a cruiseship. I think it would be best if they had the respective 2 or 3 classes and a few extra lavs in each cabin. Also would be nice to have a small bar/lounge in each cabin.

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by SQ25J
Sat May 08, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doesn't AA Have A Huge Hole In It's Fleet?
Replies: 22
Views: 5028

RE: Doesn't AA Have A Huge Hole In It's Fleet?

727LOVER-I agree with you! I think <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> being one of the biggest, (heard <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>-KL now biggest in terms of rev), airlines needs an aircraft to fill that niche. One possibility would be the 737-600 if they don't want a...

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by SQ25J
Sat May 08, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Trans Atlantic Service?
Replies: 15
Views: 4732

RE: DL Trans Atlantic Service?

UA2162-You have a tough job! Being a group leader can be difficult. Over the past 10 years I have seen many people in your position. I think you are off to a good start by making inquiries with anet people. I want to caution you, but don't want to scare you-be prepared! If you have not already done ...

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by SQ25J
Sat May 08, 2004 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Do You Take Your Uniform Off?
Replies: 28
Views: 9888

RE: When Do You Take Your Uniform Off?

Interesting Topic! I remember a training class, (customer service), being taught by a former <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> and she emphasized when wearing uniform, regardless of where one is-people will have perceptions of the airline. She said she would always end up doing gro...

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by SQ25J
Sat May 08, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?
Replies: 76
Views: 6044

RE: The First Time You Saw A 777 Was?

The first day <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> started to use 777 in revenue service. I believe, (not sure) was 6/5/95. I was on an <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> 310 taxiing out for dep and our <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> crossed 777 and several peop...

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by SQ25J
Sat May 08, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KA Confirms 5 747-412SF's
Replies: 5
Views: 2028

RE: KA Confirms 5 747-412SF's

In the ATWOnline report it also mentioned Dragonair will acquire a 747-200F later this year, anyone know where they will get this aricraft from, (line no.)

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by SQ25J
Fri May 07, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Lag Prevention Tips
Replies: 7
Views: 3407

RE: Jet Lag Prevention Tips

I am tempted to say, "jet-lag is a myth", but will not argue this position. I do think it gets blown out of proportion, (I am sure many people will disagree). I LOVE <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-I agree a 100% with this as this is more ...

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by SQ25J
Fri May 07, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5x 744s And 4x 777s Put Up For Sale By UA
Replies: 27
Views: 8341

RE: 5x 744s And 4x 777s Put Up For Sale By UA

I have read the Corsair is in process of acquiring a fex ex-UA 744's, does anyone know if deal fell through? If these 5 were just put on market I am not sure if this leaves any remaining parked <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 744's for Corsair? I know 2 were sold last year to UAE...

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by SQ25J
Fri May 07, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alcohol On Board
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

RE: Alcohol On Board

I know RJ does, even during Ramadan.....were very nice about it!

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by SQ25J
Wed May 05, 2004 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Opinions Of AEX/KAEX
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

RE: Opinions Of AEX/KAEX

Don't be modest....<acronym title="Alexandria - International (England AFB) (AEX), USA - Louisiana">AEX</acronym> is an International Airport that frequently gets international charter flights. Has a great restauraunt with possibly the cheapest prices anywhere, (ex: $2 bottles of imported beer). Als...

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by SQ25J
Tue May 04, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At IAD!
Replies: 5
Views: 2489

RE: Spotting At IAD!

The Udvar-Hazy Center has an observation deck.....good for spotting!

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