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by ordflyer
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Helpful TSA At DTW
Replies: 13
Views: 3763

RE: Helpful TSA At DTW

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by ordflyer
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winfixer Removal Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1197

RE: Winfixer Removal Help

I agree, HijackThis is the way to go. I was able to use it to successfully remove Winfixer popups a few months ago, no problems since then. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #2...

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by ordflyer
Sun Oct 09, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winfixer 2005?
Replies: 14
Views: 1438

RE: Winfixer 2005?

I had that problem a few months ago...I use firefox for normal browsing, but there are a few websites for school that I can only access with Internet Explorer. I started getting that winfixer popup everytime I used <acronym title="Solomon Airlines">IE</acronym> and I think I tried every available an...

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by ordflyer
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Discussion
Replies: 123
Views: 2059

RE: MLB Discussion

White Sox have just clinched the central division!

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by ordflyer
Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sprint/Nextel... Who Is Switching?
Replies: 16
Views: 1811

RE: Sprint/Nextel... Who Is Switching?

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by ordflyer
Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why I Didn't Get Hired With SkyWest
Replies: 27
Views: 11485

RE: Why I Didn't Get Hired With SkyWest

I feel for you since I was desperate to get an airport job when I was in high school...but like others have said it all comes down to liability and insurance. The insurance companies and lawyers only care about the bottom line...the rules and laws state that employees must be 18, and that's they way...

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by ordflyer
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tips On Finding Out People's Status At College.
Replies: 13
Views: 2556

RE: Tips On Finding Out People's Status At College.

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by ordflyer
Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Official - "Why Me?" - Back To School Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3698

RE: The Official - "Why Me?" - Back To School Thread

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by ordflyer
Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage Storage At ORD?
Replies: 4
Views: 4511

RE: Baggage Storage At ORD?

My best guess would be to try the Hilton hotel which is inside the airport

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by ordflyer
Tue Jul 26, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Champaign, IL Service and Facilities
Replies: 29
Views: 3629

RE: Champaign, IL Service And Facilities

I'll agree with the above posters that CMI is a nice, small airport. I flew out of there on American Eagle a few times when I was a student and never had any lines for check-in or security. They certainly don't have any scheduled widebody service, although they did see some during the season that th...

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by ordflyer
Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About ORD
Replies: 19
Views: 3124

RE: Questions About ORD

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by ordflyer
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About ORD
Replies: 19
Views: 3124

RE: Questions About ORD

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by ordflyer
Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sitting In The Jumpseat
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

RE: Sitting In The Jumpseat

Nope, definitely not on any airline in the United States. Some people have had success on foreign carriers even after 9/11, but it's always a longshot. I was able to on Alitalia a few years ago and it was great...wish I had the chance to again.

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by ordflyer
Sat Jun 25, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BWI Bag Handlers Busted For Theft From Military!
Replies: 41
Views: 4730

RE: BWI Bag Handlers Busted For Theft From Military!

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by ordflyer
Sun Jun 19, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Removing Your Shoes At Security
Replies: 24
Views: 2791

RE: Removing Your Shoes At Security

I agree with most posters above..I don't feel an ounce safer when people are forced to remove their shoes. As a sidenote...you are NOT required to remove your shoes (except for some types of boots) and you can go to the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> website a...

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by ordflyer
Sun Jun 19, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Priority Pass - Is It Worth The Money?
Replies: 17
Views: 11075

RE: Priority Pass - Is It Worth The Money?

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by ordflyer
Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White Castle
Replies: 36
Views: 2058

RE: White Castle

Definitely a huge cult following in the suburbs around here too. They're especially popular with the 20's crowd because they're the only fast food restaurant in the area open 24 hours...during the day they're not busy at all, but come about 1am or so when the bars get out and they will have a consta...

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by ordflyer
Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boy Steals Cessna For Joy Ride.
Replies: 28
Views: 3287

RE: Boy Steals Cessna For Joy Ride.

The story doesn't give too many details about his past. They say he had "never flown a plane", but that doesn't mean that he hasn't been up flying before as a passenger. I have a feeling that maybe he has flown in Cessnas before so he was somewhat familiar with the plane. Another interesting note......

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by ordflyer
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever Used A Ticket Broker Before For Sports Tix?
Replies: 5
Views: 2099

RE: Ever Used A Ticket Broker Before For Sports Tix?

We've used them fairly often, usually when we're visiting a city on vacation and we want to see a sold out game there. The prices you saw sound about right for football...for Bears games in Chicago the worst nosebleed seats that brokers sell usually go for a minimum of twice face value (face value i...

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by ordflyer
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Few International Destinations From STL?
Replies: 21
Views: 4236

RE: Why Few International Destinations From STL?

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by ordflyer
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling All TV Experts.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

RE: Calling All TV Experts.....

We just got a 52' DLP a few months ago and haven't though twice. Life expectancy is great, just needs a replacement lamp every few years. It's a beautiful picture, especially on <acronym title="Hokkaido International Airlines (Japan)">HD</acronym> channels. Space wasn't a factor, so we didn' feel th...

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by ordflyer
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ramp Worker Ear Protection Question
Replies: 45
Views: 18390

RE: Ramp Worker Ear Protection Question

When I was working on the ramp I just used the cheapy foam disposable earplugs that were given free to us...the ramp noise never really bothered me. However, at home I also use a lot of power tools and occasionally go target shooting. For those purposes I use a set of Remington headphones that I got...

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by ordflyer
Fri Jun 10, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent Spotting Report: IN, IL, MI, MN And NW ONT
Replies: 11
Views: 4089

RE: Recent Spotting Report: IN, IL, MI, MN And NW ONT

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by ordflyer
Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite 24/7 Eateries
Replies: 25
Views: 1295

RE: Favorite 24/7 Eateries

For quick food can't beat White Castle, but my favorite late night joint is Steak n' Shake. In fact this past Monday night me and some friends made a 2am stop at one after a Cubs game and long night at the bars (friend's 21st bday)...a fun time as always, we even managed to eat without getting kicke...

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by ordflyer
Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do I Really Need To Get Into College...
Replies: 17
Views: 5050

RE: What Do I Really Need To Get Into College...

When I was applying to colleges a few years ago in Illinois I was told by my counselors that the biggest factor was my high school GPA/class rank. This also took into account what classes I took in high school. It's one thing to take the minimum required classes and then get straight A's in "blowoff...

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by ordflyer
Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Walmart, Target, Or Kmart
Replies: 26
Views: 1690

RE: Walmart, Target, Or Kmart

Target all the way...the Walmarts in my area range from messy to downright disgusting, while Target seems to be organized and has clean aisles and friendly employees. That's for general shopping experience, can't speak for the grocery portion though because neither of them around my house have groce...

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by ordflyer
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage On Wrong Aircraft
Replies: 24
Views: 2867

RE: Baggage On Wrong Aircraft

This has happened to me several times on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> when flying <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. Since I ...

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by ordflyer
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So You Wanna Attend Bob Jones University?
Replies: 110
Views: 8470

RE: So You Wanna Attend Bob Jones University?

Speaking of Chick-Fil-A, there's one in a dorm at my school and they also have the sign on Sundays saying that they are closed so their employees have time to "rest and worship." Of course, as you can imagne with all their employees being college students most don't take that seriously, and they alw...

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by ordflyer
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Day The Music Died...WCBS-FM
Replies: 20
Views: 2726

RE: The Day The Music Died...WCBS-FM

They also took over the oldies station here in Chicago last week. Pretty surprising, the oldies format on 104.3 seemed to have a lot of loyal listeners. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border...

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by ordflyer
Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About AA 767 Seating
Replies: 5
Views: 4727

Question About AA 767 Seating

I had a quick question about seating on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s 767s. I'm flying on a 763 from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</a...

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by ordflyer
Tue May 31, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does One Become A Tugmaster?
Replies: 9
Views: 3591

RE: How Does One Become A Tugmaster?

Like they've said above, step one is to become a ramp agent/baggage handler or whatever they call it in your area. After you've built up enough months of experience (or years of experience depending on what company) they'll train you to operate the pushback tugs. It's definitely shift work with rela...

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by ordflyer
Fri May 27, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drinking Age Onboard
Replies: 59
Views: 9174

RE: Drinking Age Onboard

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by ordflyer
Thu May 26, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Runaway Bride Charged
Replies: 22
Views: 1277

RE: Runaway Bride Charged

<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/04/30/wilbanks.found/" target=_blank>http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/04/30/wilbanks.found/</a> To sum it up, Jennifer faked her own kidnapping to avoid her wedding, and in the process costed taxpayers who knows how much money for her search. I hope they hit her with a ...

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by ordflyer
Wed May 25, 2005 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Hour Layover In ORD, Chance Of Escape?
Replies: 17
Views: 3143

RE: Three Hour Layover In ORD, Chance Of Escape?

September 11, How could I have forgotten the airline store! Yes it is pretty neat, I think the name is "<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>" or something like that. It's in the hallway right outside one of the entrances to the hotel from the air...

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by ordflyer
Wed May 25, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Hour Layover In ORD, Chance Of Escape?
Replies: 17
Views: 3143

RE: Three Hour Layover In ORD, Chance Of Escape?

In that amount of time I would stick inside the airport. It takes about 45 minutes to reach downtown on the train, so you don't really have enough time for that especially since security lines will likely be long because of the holiday. There's plenty too see in the airport...you can walk through al...

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by ordflyer
Tue May 24, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are You Doing For Memorial Day Weekend?
Replies: 34
Views: 3837

RE: What Are You Doing For Memorial Day Weekend?

As in past years I'll be at the Indy 500!

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by ordflyer
Fri May 20, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So What Did Everybody Major In?
Replies: 70
Views: 3167

RE: So What Did Everybody Major In?

QuasarZ, I'm doing pretty much the same thing. I started out with aviation as my major but after hearing all the industry horror stories and getting some advice from several airline pilots I decided I needed a good backup career so I am currently majoring in accounting and working up my flight hours...

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by ordflyer
Fri May 20, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Ramp Expected To Strike Friday 5/20
Replies: 108
Views: 10311

RE: UA Ramp Expected To Strike Friday 5/20

Hoya, I feel for you having those tickets for Wrigley! Tickets for the Cubs/Sox series this weekend are like gold in this city right now! Hope everything works out with your flights...I guess there isn't much that can be done from your end unless you wanted to buy a ticket on another airline with th...

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by ordflyer
Wed May 18, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Official Danica Patrick Will Win Indy Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 4398

RE: The Official Danica Patrick Will Win Indy Thre

<i>Who do you think Rahal will get to replace Buddy, if at all?</i> Word is that former Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack will be filling in. He's been out for some time with an injury, but hopefully he can get up to speed and qualify well this weekend. <i>Is this going to put more or less pressure on Dan...

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by ordflyer
Fri May 13, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazing Race Final (spoiler Alert)
Replies: 48
Views: 1882

RE: Amazing Race Final (spoiler Alert)

Well I was avoiding this thread the whole week since I haven't been able to watch it on TIVO until today, but now that I have seen it I agree with the majority...thank goodness Rob and Amber lost! I thought it was a great and exciting episode. I was pulling for the two twin brothers until they were ...

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by ordflyer
Fri May 13, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where To Go For A Weekend...
Replies: 11
Views: 2868

RE: Where To Go For A Weekend...

Definitely Vegas! Even if you're not a gambler you'll have a blast.

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by ordflyer
Wed May 11, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best Buy
Replies: 35
Views: 2764

RE: Best Buy

I don't have anything in particular against Best Buy except that their checkout lines always seem to last forever. I don't really have any experiences with their salesmen because usually we'll have the product in mind that we want to buy before we go to the store, so we skip the sales pitches and ge...

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by ordflyer
Tue May 10, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Largest Hub?
Replies: 15
Views: 2854

RE: The Largest Hub?

That would be my guess also, or possibly DFW with AA?

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by ordflyer
Sat May 07, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friday's Second Stupid Thread: Whose Drinking?
Replies: 73
Views: 2389

RE: Friday's Second Stupid Thread: Whose Drinking?

<i>Hmm.... (knocking on computer screen)... is anyone still awake out there?</i> Yep, guess i'll start off the hungover part of this thread  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> Just got home from the bar and boy did I have one too many jack and cokes...oh well i needed...

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by ordflyer
Sat May 07, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Friday's Second Stupid Thread: Whose Drinking?
Replies: 73
Views: 2389

RE: Friday's Second Stupid Thread: Whose Drinking?

Still recovering from yesterday (drank from 2pm to 2am) but in a few hours I'll be heading out to the bar!

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by ordflyer
Wed May 04, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Modify Online Boarding Passes To Pass Security
Replies: 10
Views: 4620

RE: Modify Online Boarding Passes To Pass Security

Yep, this has come up a few times before I think during discussions about the incompetence of the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym>. Pretty much anyone with minimal photoshopping or similar experience could do this. Do people actually do it? I'm not too sure but ...

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by ordflyer
Wed May 04, 2005 1:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Godfather
Replies: 32
Views: 1202

RE: The Godfather

Fantastic movie! Without a doubt one of the best, if not the best movie ever made. I can watch it over and over and still enjoy it and find new things that I didn't catch before. <i>Anyone likes "Goodfellas"?</i> Absolutely! That's my second favorite movie after Godfather  <img src="/discussion...

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by ordflyer
Mon May 02, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Broadway Play?
Replies: 26
Views: 1516

RE: Favorite Broadway Play?

I'm not a fan of musicals but I have seen Phantom of the Opera twice and loved it both times

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by ordflyer
Mon May 02, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB Winners And Losers, Month One
Replies: 24
Views: 1483

RE: MLB Winners And Losers, Month One

Definitely consider the White Sox the top winner...I don't think anyone expected them to have such a good record coming out of spring training. I'll add the Cubs to the list of losers that you have...Nomar going out on injury and now Kerry Wood is looking like he may be injury prone for the rest of ...

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by ordflyer
Mon May 02, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 1st Family Guy In 3 Years. Your Thoughts?
Replies: 26
Views: 2745

RE: 1st Family Guy In 3 Years. Your Thoughts?

I enjoyed it...I wasn't blown away like I was when I first saw some of the earlier episodes but it was funny. Considering all the time they had I guess I had expected a bit more but it was good to see a new episode after all of this time! Hopefully they can keep up to the high standards that they se...

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