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by flyingdoc
Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Having Teething Issues With B712s?
Replies: 29
Views: 19737

RE: DL Having Teething Issues With B712s?

I, too, have had <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Little Rock - National / Adams Field (Regional) (LIT / KLIT), USA - Arkansas">LIT</acronym> delays due to maintenance on...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Heathrow Became Hell On Earth
Replies: 90
Views: 26401

RE: How Heathrow Became Hell On Earth

I flew <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> about two weeks ago, arriving in Terminal 4 at about 7 am. I have flown into <acronym ...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extra Flights For The 2012 Olympics
Replies: 9
Views: 7495

RE: Extra Flights For The 2012 Olympics

It is interesting that I've gotten two different promotional emails from <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> recently with "sale" fares to London for the summer. The most recent was on July 3rd for $1776 business class and half price economy fares for dates July 4 through August 15. ...

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by flyingdoc
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Live Flight Cam
Replies: 20
Views: 31570

RE: Live Flight Cam

Wasn't streamed, of course, but I flew <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 28 <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> - <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> last week and they showed take off...

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by flyingdoc
Wed May 21, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX MH Lounge
Replies: 4
Views: 3237

RE: LAX MH Lounge

Thanks! Where is it? How is it? I have a few hours between my connecting flights.

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by flyingdoc
Tue May 20, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LAX MH Lounge
Replies: 4
Views: 3237

LAX MH Lounge

Will be flying on Malaysia Airlines next week from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> in FC. I know that TBIT has redone their lounges into alliance lounges. Just wondering about the lounge for <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym>. Do...

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by flyingdoc
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China Emergency At LAX?
Replies: 6
Views: 5929

RE: Air China Emergency At LAX?

News reports indicate the plane had a tire blow out or a tire problem; the pilot returned to the airport and landed about 3:30 am.

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by flyingdoc
Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Cancelled Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

RE: ATC Cancelled Flights?

I thought that the supervisor's explanation of an "ATC cancellation" was not true (a nice way to say "a lie"). I do understand that sometimes those things happen. I have flown hundreds of thousands of miles each year for the past several and have experienced such delays. I understand there had been ...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Cancelled Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

RE: ATC Cancelled Flights?

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Cancelled Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

RE: ATC Cancelled Flights?

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jun 18, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Cancelled Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

RE: ATC Cancelled Flights?

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Cancelled Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

RE: ATC Cancelled Flights?

Is it the airline deciding to cancel because the delay is so long or does ATC mandate that the flight be cancelled? We already had waited 2.5 hours at the gate. So waiting another hour or two and getting home that night would have been much better than the 2 hours it took to find and get to a hotel,...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC Cancelled Flights?
Replies: 48
Views: 9013

ATC Cancelled Flights?

I flew through <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> last Monday evening; it was a zoo. When we landed, the pilot said there were 60 aircraft waiting for gates. Took us 1.5 hours to taxi to the gate. So, misse...

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by flyingdoc
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Luggage Nightmare That Is Delta
Replies: 70
Views: 6049

RE: The Luggage Nightmare That Is Delta

Mishandled luggage on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> can be a very frustrating experience and at least in my experience of flying <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> for several years, it is becoming more common. As a Platinum Medallion, using SMS is just great, ...

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by flyingdoc
Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With A/C Crossing Roads.
Replies: 44
Views: 9256

RE: Airports With A/C Crossing Roads.

At LIT, there is a taxiway that goes from the terminal building to one of the runways that crosses a road, the road goes down into a tunnel below the taxiway.

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by flyingdoc
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Eyeing Electronic Tickets Only
Replies: 16
Views: 2565

RE: Northwest Eyeing Electronic Tickets Only

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by flyingdoc
Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Connection Time Through LGW
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

RE: Connection Time Through LGW

If you have two separate tickets, requiring luggage claim and checking in again at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>, I doubt you will make it. The recommended checkin for international flights is two hours and sometimes it takes that long. If it is one tic...

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by flyingdoc
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Mauritius Launches New Cabin
Replies: 10
Views: 4115

RE: Air Mauritius Launches New Cabin

The seats look comfortable, but with those colors, you'll need a blindfold to get any sleep! Awfully bright!

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by flyingdoc
Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New BKK Airport To Be Partially/temp Closed
Replies: 14
Views: 8831

RE: New BKK Airport To Be Partially/temp Closed

The thing I found interesting about the new <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym> airport when I flew through last month is that one goes through security just before heading down to a long hall with gates. Once past security, I did not see bathro...

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by flyingdoc
Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have Yourself A Very Airline Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 3165

RE: Have Yourself A Very Airline Christmas

I had the pleasure of flying on the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> Concorde on Christmas Eve the last year it flew. At the end of the meal, the flight attendant who served the dessert course had changed clothes and was dressed as Father Christmas. It was a wonderful addition to a great exp...

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by flyingdoc
Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Chapels
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

RE: Airport Chapels

Interestingly, I was tranferring at <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> today and they had an announcement on the PA system I heard twice during my layover that they have an interfaith chapel, I think they said that it is in terminal C, I k...

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by flyingdoc
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Performance Stats
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

RE: DL Performance Stats

Thanks for your note. Honestly the people that I deal with on the front lines of Delta have always been just excellent. Of course, as a customer, I don't know the inner workings, but your mention of understaffing seems to me to make a great deal of sense. I also know that at my local airport, the st...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Nov 27, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Performance Stats
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

DL Performance Stats

Flew <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> today, they have lost or as they say "delayed" my luggage. My itinerary was international, although the bag was lost on the domestic leg (I had my bag in customs and rechecked with <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> personnel ...

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by flyingdoc
Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Domestic First Class
Replies: 93
Views: 11205

RE: Delta Domestic First Class

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by flyingdoc
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting To LGA From Manhattan
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

RE: Getting To LGA From Manhattan

Taxi is most definitely the way to go. You can take the subway and connect to a bus to get to the terminal, but it isn't easy or straightforward.

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by flyingdoc
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways Unveils New Club World Website
Replies: 88
Views: 22406

RE: British Airways Unveils New Club World Website

I think it looks great, a real improvement over the current J class.

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by flyingdoc
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Domestic First Class
Replies: 93
Views: 11205

RE: Delta Domestic First Class

As a multiple year Platinum Medallion, DLs first class product has deteriorated the past few years. Since <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> and <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> joined Skyteam and there is codesharing between the carriers, I have flown bot...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S
Replies: 128
Views: 42469

RE: First Photo Of Skybus A319 In The U.S

This livery will certainly attract notice, but it is yukk, disgusting!

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by flyingdoc
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Public Hearing In Comair Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

RE: No Public Hearing In Comair Crash

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by flyingdoc
Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Tbit Lounges
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

RE: LAX Tbit Lounges

Where is the business class lounge? Is it in another building?

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by flyingdoc
Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Tbit Lounges
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

RE: LAX Tbit Lounges

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by flyingdoc
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Public Hearing In Comair Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

RE: No Public Hearing In Comair Crash

The purpose of a public hearing is to air the facts of the investigation in a public manner. And actually, the NTSB controls who they want to call as a witness. In the AA1420 public hearing, if I remember correctly, the co-pilot was not called and I don't think the air traffic controller was not a w...

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by flyingdoc
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Tbit Lounges
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

RE: LAX Tbit Lounges

Thanks for the information. I am looking forward to flying <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>; never flown <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> longhaul. If I understand it correctly, the lounge project is part of a major overhaul of TBIT. I don't know what else is included, but ...

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by flyingdoc
Sat Nov 11, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Tbit Lounges
Replies: 19
Views: 2961

LAX Tbit Lounges

Will be flying <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> in first <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> later this week. I see that the lounges at TBIT are being reno...

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by flyingdoc
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Public Hearing In Comair Crash
Replies: 11
Views: 4314

RE: No Public Hearing In Comair Crash

It is certainly unusual for the NTSB to forgo public hearings in a major incident such as this one.

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by flyingdoc
Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 'First' Enhancements Coming Soon!
Replies: 24
Views: 7345

RE: BA 'First' Enhancements Coming Soon!

I will be flying <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> in FIRST later this month. I hope the enhancements have started by th...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jul 31, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Jets On Longer Range Flights?
Replies: 40
Views: 6887

RE: Regional Jets On Longer Range Flights?

I dislike flying on RJs for the following reasons: --- although the pitch may be the same, but seats are shorter, less leg support, and less padding --- more noise, some RJs are dramatically louder than the typical mainline aircraft --- standing up and moving around, particularly on a long flight is...

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by flyingdoc
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying DL Connection CRJ-200 What To Expect.
Replies: 31
Views: 9936

RE: Flying DL Connection CRJ-200 What To Expect.

CRJ definitely most uncomfortable flying! Personally, I will choose other options when possible. Uncomfortable seat that is short, very little padding. Very little carry on storage room, any carryon bag of any size must be gate checked. The plane is loud in flight. Be careful or you'll hit your head...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE J Seating
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

RE: KE J Seating

Thanks, that's helpful. Looks like it will be the new seating.

The agents told me that row 12 is on the main deck.

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by flyingdoc
Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE J Seating
Replies: 2
Views: 1825

KE J Seating

I am booked on <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> 12 later this week in J class. I've been assigned seating in row 12. The equipment is a 747-400, according to the seat map on the <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> website, there is no row 12. Looking at other seat map sites, such as sea...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another DL Medallion Question....
Replies: 5
Views: 3712

RE: Another DL Medallion Question....

This exact thing has happened to me. Delta will tell you that an A fare is a coach fare. And they will most definitely put you in coach if there isn't a seat in F. That is one of the major disadvantages of their A fares.

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by flyingdoc
Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta, Pilots Headed To Arbitration
Replies: 54
Views: 5162

RE: Delta, Pilots Headed To Arbitration

My only interest in this debate is that I am a loyal <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> frequent flyer, Platinum Medallion for several years. What is the time line for coming events? I am flying on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> several times over the next sever...

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by flyingdoc
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAI On AF
Replies: 11
Views: 2863

RE: CAI On AF

Actually, I appreciate the Roissy information as well since I'll be connecting there. I'll be coming in on a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> flight out of <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acron...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Security
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

RE: LAX Security

It is interesting that there are vehicular searches done at some US airports, but not at others. Certainly the logistical issues of searching all the vehicles at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> would be daunting. But if it is necessary at som...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Security
Replies: 8
Views: 2025

LAX Security

The Rand Corporation has issued a new report critical of security at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>; here's the link to the <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> Times story <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-m...

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by flyingdoc
Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAI On AF
Replies: 11
Views: 2863

RE: CAI On AF

Yes, the CAI website shows AF going into and out of Term 1, but didn't specify which hall. I read that they have a new hall 3 for some intl flights. But many other intl flights are using terminal 2. Are there other intl flights out of terminal 1?

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by flyingdoc
Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports In Need Of An Extreme Makeover?
Replies: 156
Views: 15074

RE: Airports In Need Of An Extreme Makeover?

I've thought that <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> neeeded some upgrades, particularly the <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> gates, but also some of the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> areas. Agree with some...

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by flyingdoc
Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAI On AF
Replies: 11
Views: 2863

CAI On AF

I am flying into CAI on Air France from <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>. It looks like most intl flights go into Terminal 2, but <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> uses terminal 1? Is that right? Is there an <acronym title="Air France">AF<...

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by flyingdoc
Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilots Picket At Atlanta Terminal
Replies: 81
Views: 7175

RE: Delta Pilots Picket At Atlanta Terminal

As a frequent, loyal <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> flyer over several years, this has been very sad for all concerned. I don't really take a side other than I hope that the company survives. I admit that I have some financial interest as I have lots of Skymiles, but if they fai...

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by flyingdoc
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Spots At LAX And ATL?
Replies: 7
Views: 3235

RE: Good Spots At LAX And ATL?

You have to leave the airside, out of the secured area, but it isn't a long walk from terminal 5 over to TBIT. I like sitting in the lounge upstairs where all the restaurants are. From there, you will see lots of various aircraft taxiing, taking off, and some landings. You can eat, have a pretty goo...

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