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by brianhames
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+
Replies: 54
Views: 12013

RE: What's AS's Plans For Intra-Alaska Flying 2017+

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/atct" class="quote" target="_blank">atct</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Sitka has performance issues with the -900's but...

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by brianhames
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kai Tak Era Cathay Pilots: Best In The Profession?
Replies: 33
Views: 15556

RE: Kai Tak Era Cathay Pilots: Best In The Profession?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/B737900" class="quote" target="_blank">B737900</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>let's talk about Alaska Airlines operating...

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by brianhames
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Iran Issues Ban Warning Over Gulf Identification
Replies: 62
Views: 6278

RE: Iran Issues Ban Warning Over Gulf Identification

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kaitak" class="quote" target="_blank">kaitak</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>"if Iran was so desperate for the Gulf to be k...

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by brianhames
Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Unsightly A380 Wing Soot
Replies: 29
Views: 8963

RE: Unsightly A380 Wing Soot

I'd say that brown racing stripe down the belly is more unsightly.

Reminds me of dirty underwear.

Brian

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by brianhames
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Eclipse 500 Trip To Sanford, Maine (KSFM)
Replies: 27
Views: 9483

RE: Eclipse 500 Trip To Sanford, Maine (KSFM)

What does Mr L. do for a living?

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by brianhames
Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Who Makes The Best ATC Scanner?
Replies: 16
Views: 40410

RE: Who Makes The Best ATC Scanner?

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by brianhames
Sat Aug 15, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is It Worth Complaining About Bad Food?
Replies: 7
Views: 5606

RE: Is It Worth Complaining About Bad Food?

Reminds me of an experience I had on <acronym title="Austrian Airlines">OS</acronym> in June 2004. I was flying <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> and ...

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by brianhames
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Looking For Large Format Photographer
Replies: 6
Views: 3750

RE: Looking For Large Format Photographer

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by brianhames
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Who Did I See Spotting At SEA Today?
Replies: 2
Views: 4365

Who Did I See Spotting At SEA Today?

As I was driving home from work this evening (about 5:10pm) I saw a drenched photog, standing in the pouring rain at the intersection of Des Moines Memorial Drive and S. 188th, right under the approach lights to 34L. He appeared to be shooting the Southwest 737 on short final. So whoever you are, di...

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by brianhames
Wed Jul 02, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Schabak 1:600 Models
Replies: 9
Views: 14339

RE: Schabak 1:600 Models

I had a bunch of those, I'll recount them from memory...

Continental A340
FedEx MD-10 (OC)
AmWest 733 (OC)
Continental DC-10 (meatball livery)
AF1 (707 and 747)
Qantas 744
United 763 (OOC)

and many others

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by brianhames
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: How The Other Half Lives: F Class On ANA & Thai
Replies: 44
Views: 34039

RE: How The Other Half Lives: F Class On ANA & Thai

Great trip report! I've done ANA <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</...

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by brianhames
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Ever Done A Fantasy Model?
Replies: 18
Views: 14752

RE: Ever Done A Fantasy Model?

Sort of. Probably 10 years go I put together a Hasegawa 1/200 scale 777-200 and instead of the default decals I put Alaska Airlines 737-400 1/144 scale decals on it. It came out pretty nice, actually.

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by brianhames
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VX Inaugural To SEA Brief Report
Replies: 13
Views: 5644

RE: VX Inaugural To SEA Brief Report

I was in D concourse of SEA yesterday and saw VX taxing out for departure. Didn't realize it was the first day of service, though.

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by brianhames
Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Turbulent Flights Log
Replies: 36
Views: 12438

RE: Your Turbulent Flights Log

My worst was probably moderate or maybe severe. December 3, 1996 Alaska Airlines - 737-400 <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-KTN-SIT We were warned before departure in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Wa...

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by brianhames
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Aircraft Have You Flown The Most?
Replies: 126
Views: 10303

RE: What Aircraft Have You Flown The Most?

1. Alaska Airlines 737-400 (by far)
2. Horizon Airlines Dash 8-200 (I think)
3. Alaska Airlines 727-200 (I think)


Brian

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by brianhames
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest A/c You Have Flown With?
Replies: 50
Views: 5731

RE: Newest A/c You Have Flown With?

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by brianhames
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class, Small Lav And Stunk.
Replies: 21
Views: 4724

RE: First Class, Small Lav And Stunk.

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by brianhames
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Salmon 3 Salmon 1/400
Replies: 1
Views: 4712

RE: Salmon 3 Salmon 1/400

I have the Gemini Salmon-Thirty-Salmon and I bought it at the Alaska Airlines Company Store in Seattle for $15. It is a really nice model. The website you mentioned is the same model as you'll find on any other website. Alaska Airlines discounts their models heavily at the company store for their em...

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by brianhames
Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best FS 2004 Widebody Models?
Replies: 38
Views: 16596

RE: Best FS 2004 Widebody Models?

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by brianhames
Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AS/Pen Air Lax-sea-ktn-sit-jnu-anc-dut-anc-lax
Replies: 7
Views: 10733

RE: AS/Pen Air Lax-sea-ktn-sit-jnu-anc-dut-anc-lax

Great report! And I'm happy to see you visited my hometown of Sitka, and you even got all of the facts right! I've taken <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> 67 countless times between <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> and S...

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by brianhames
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JAL Or ANA
Replies: 19
Views: 4552

RE: JAL Or ANA

ANA does not disappoint. However, my only experience with the two airlines in question is First and Business class on ANA. I've done <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japa...

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by brianhames
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Delay Flight For 4 Hours Because No Crew!
Replies: 23
Views: 8392

RE: BA Delay Flight For 4 Hours Because No Crew!

I had a flight a couple years back from Phoenix, <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym> to Durango, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> on Mesa Airlines (dba America West Express) that was delayed a couple of hours because the first officer was a no-show. We sat on the p...

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by brianhames
Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: The Model Aircraft Collection Thread (Pics)
Replies: 139
Views: 34580

RE: The Model Aircraft Collection Thread (Pics)

Click for full-size image <a href="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1312/1260696459_5bcebaea61_o.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1312/1260696459_5bcebaea61_o.jpg" width=650 height=243 alt="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1312/1260696459_5bcebaea61_o.jpg" border=0></a> Click ...

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by brianhames
Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best And Most Realistic Addon Aircraft For FS2004?
Replies: 14
Views: 40355

RE: Best And Most Realistic Addon Aircraft For FS2004?

Maddog 2006 (MD80) is a very detailed payware addon.

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by brianhames
Wed May 23, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Go-arounds On FS2004
Replies: 16
Views: 8949

RE: Go-arounds On FS2004

Meh, I just ignore them.

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by brianhames
Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Best Airports 2007
Replies: 42
Views: 8365

RE: Worlds Best Airports 2007

On what did they base their choices? I thought Beijing Capital was a dump. Unless they are judging based on how fast the ground crew unloads the luggage...

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by brianhames
Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence Over Water
Replies: 28
Views: 31918

RE: Turbulence Over Water

I've only crossed the Atlantic once, it was in June from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Vienna - Schwechat (VIE / LOWW), Austria">VIE</acronym> and back. The flight was quite smooth for both legs. I'v...

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by brianhames
Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stop Complaining, China Tells Air Passengers
Replies: 21
Views: 8596

RE: Stop Complaining, China Tells Air Passengers

RenMinBi, RMB, Yuan, Kuai, CNY. Take your pick. It's still tied to a basket of currencies, fwiw. I found air travel within China to be very comparable to anywhere else in the World I've flown. Flights were on-time, decent in flight service and a fairly pleasent, accomodating crew. At least that was ...

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by brianhames
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska Airlines First Class
Replies: 22
Views: 8763

RE: Alaska Airlines First Class

Hi, I'm not sure about Kosher meals. But you will get a full hot meal service as well as a light snack before arrival in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>. You should also have free access to a digEplayer. You can read about those here: <a...

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by brianhames
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport App Due To Turbulance And Wind
Replies: 144
Views: 28080

RE: Worst Airport App Due To Turbulance And Wind

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by brianhames
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:11 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: The Official Screenshot Thread - V18
Replies: 131
Views: 15250

RE: The Official Screenshot Thread - V18

Passing Company traffic off the coast of Japan. Operating as NWA7, <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?...

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by brianhames
Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Commits Suicide On UA Flight
Replies: 67
Views: 22919

RE: Man Commits Suicide On UA Flight

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by brianhames
Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Give Us Your Winners
Replies: 40
Views: 2868

RE: Give Us Your Winners

Do cabin and window view shots count?

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by brianhames
Thu Aug 25, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Clearification On Window View Photos.
Replies: 8
Views: 4266

RE: Clearification On Window View Photos.

I've had multiple window view photos taken on the same flight accepted on several occasions. But I'm not a screener.

Brian

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by brianhames
Sat Jul 03, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Many Of You Are Professional
Replies: 30
Views: 5904

RE: How Many Of You Are Professional

I am a D, and considering doing C, but not limited to aviation.

Brian

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by brianhames
Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No Lens Hood For The EF 17-40L?
Replies: 4
Views: 6704

RE: No Lens Hood For The EF 17-40L?

Ah, excellent. Thanks for the info.

Brian

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by brianhames
Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: No Lens Hood For The EF 17-40L?
Replies: 4
Views: 6704

No Lens Hood For The EF 17-40L?

Hello,

I'm looking into wide-angle options for my 10D, and am considering the EF 17-40L, but from what I can see, there is no lens hood available for it? Is there any hood for another lens that will be compatible with it? Thanks.

Brian

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by brianhames
Wed Jun 02, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Useing Jeppesen Charts For Fs 2004?
Replies: 2
Views: 11351

RE: Useing Jeppesen Charts For Fs 2004?

<i>or do they have special ones for fs?</i> Yes, Jeppesen has a program called SIMCharts meant just for <acronym title="STAF Argentina">FS</acronym>: <a href=http://www.jeppesen.com/wlcs/application/commercewf?origin=category.jsp&event=link(browse)&wlcs_catalog_sourceKey=wlcs_categories&wlcs_catalog...

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by brianhames
Tue May 25, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: A340 Professional.
Replies: 6
Views: 3135

RE: A340 Professional.

Hmm,

All of my PSS A3XX products work just fine on 4x warp, you get some altitude fluctuations on 8x, but 4x works just fine.

Brian

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by brianhames
Tue May 18, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best FS 2004 ATC Add On
Replies: 7
Views: 33153

RE: Best FS 2004 ATC Add On

Hmm... I am going to give this Most Realistic AI thing a shot. I need to spend my money in other areas anyway. Thanks!

Brian

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by brianhames
Mon May 17, 2004 6:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline Has The Most Loyal Pax?
Replies: 6
Views: 8016

RE: Which Airline Has The Most Loyal Pax?

Alaska is right up there. Maybe because people in Alaska don't have much of a choice, but even if we did we'd probably still go with AS (see Mark Air).

Brian

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by brianhames
Mon May 17, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Cleanest Airline...
Replies: 25
Views: 2860

RE: The Cleanest Airline...

Alaska has clean airplanes usually, except for their 732s, which have an excuse to be dirty.

Brian

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by brianhames
Sun May 16, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Suggest A Really Long Flight In FS
Replies: 38
Views: 10808

RE: Suggest A Really Long Flight In FS

Ive recently gotten into doing actual flights with the PSS Airbus products. I depart at the same time as real world flights, do all custom loading and go through the whole fuel planning utility and MCDU, I quite enjoy it. I've been doing lots of long hauls recently with the PSS A340/30. SAS, Copenha...

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by brianhames
Sun May 16, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best FS 2004 ATC Add On
Replies: 7
Views: 33153

RE: Best FS 2004 ATC Add On

I'm trying to decide between those two also. Leaning toward Ultimate Traffic. How well does FS2k4 handle them, framerate wise? Thanks

Brian

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by brianhames
Sat May 15, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Weird Problems With FS'04
Replies: 8
Views: 6550

RE: Weird Problems With FS'04

"733 and all of a sudden the thing started plummeting from cruise."


Rudder lock up?

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by brianhames
Sat May 15, 2004 12:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What's Your Recent Flight On FS?
Replies: 270
Views: 34401

RE: What's Your Recent Flight On FS?

Have done many flights the past couple days: Los Angeles - Tahiti - Air Tahiti Nui A340 Paris - St. Maarten - Air France A340 Islamabad - Dubai - Emirates A330 Copenhagen - Seattle - SAS A340 Tahiti - Auckland - Ait Tahiti Nui A340 Seattle - Ketchikan - Airbus House Colors A320 Brian

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by brianhames
Mon May 10, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Fs2004 Autoland Attitude
Replies: 14
Views: 7321

RE: Fs2004 Autoland Attitude

I've noticed the flat landing with the PSS A3XX. Last night I was flying an approach to Athens and I noticed that if you leave flaps at 3, rather than going full, you will land with a nose up attitude, rather than landing flat and worrying about busting your nose gear.

Brian

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by brianhames
Mon May 10, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest International Flight Ever
Replies: 88
Views: 8219

RE: Your Longest International Flight Ever

Nonstop: <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> (11hr) With stops: <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acron...

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by brianhames
Sun May 09, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On
Replies: 104
Views: 11178

RE: Airlines And Aircraft You Have Flown On

Alaska: 727-100, 200 | 737-200, 400, 700, 900 | <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 Southwest: 737-300, 500 ANA: 777-200 America West: A320 | A319 | 737-300 Northwest: DC-10 | A320 | DC-9 | <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 | 727-200 American: 727-200 | <acronym title="Air ...

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by brianhames
Sun May 09, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airports Have You Been To?
Replies: 144
Views: 9183

RE: What Airports Have You Been To?

Sitka Juneau Ketchikan Yakutat Anchorage Fairbanks Whitehorse Seattle Paine Field Boeing Field Bellingham Spokane Pasco Portland San Francisco Oakland John Wayne Los Angeles Ontario Palm Springs San Diego Phoenix Albuquerque Farmington Durango Chicago Minneapolis Boise Pocatello Salt Lake City Orlan...

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