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by boilergo
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: Final AA S80 Flight???

Looks to be fully booked; not seeing the option for it anymore on Google Flights. What time does t leave? Right now it's timed for an 09:00L departure. Is AA going to have any enthusiast flights like some of the other airlines have had (Bangladesh Biman with the DC-10 comes to mind) ? Or are they j...

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by boilergo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Final AA S80 Flight???

*Duplicate in Travel/Polls/Pref subforum, please delete.*

Looking at AA80, 04SEP19, DFW-ORD. AA80 traditionally operates from DFW to LHR..... That day it's on an MD-80, and LHR operates on flight 82.........

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by boilergo
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Final AA S80 Flight???
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Final AA S80 Flight???

Looking at AA80, 04SEP19, DFW-ORD. AA80 traditionally operates from DFW to LHR..... That day it's on an MD-80, and LHR operates on flight 82.........

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by boilergo
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Doug and AA
Replies: 55
Views: 5762

Re: Doug and AA

Curious as to what nosedive you are referring to?

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by boilergo
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW 2018 Developments
Replies: 309
Views: 39505

Re: DFW 2018 Developments

So to recap the AA expansion at DFW: AA/Eagle taking over E satellite -- I assume they're keeping the LUS gates? I've also seen talk of a stinger or expansion off the south end of D - How many gates is this and will it be all AA? What happened to the old rumors of a south stinger in B to match the ...

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by boilergo
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA Priority Change
Replies: 6
Views: 1618

Re: AA Priority Change

I am unsure of the change. Were you given Group 5? If not, the most likely reason is that your AAdvantage number was not attached to the reservation, or the FOP for the ticket was not booked with your eligible credit or debit card. (Which is completely crazy, since American offers more miles if book...

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by boilergo
Sat Oct 08, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Experience Of Flying As A Fat Person
Replies: 58
Views: 7043

Re: The Experience Of Flying As A Fat Person

Call me cold or insensitive, but this issue always gets me a little heated. Some people are very heavy. I myself am actually very tall, though well within average height/weight ratio. Regardless of why somebody is extremely overweight, the fact for all of us is the exact same: It is what it is. Neit...

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by boilergo
Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite 747 livery
Replies: 59
Views: 4505

Re: Favorite 747 livery

Though it's an extremely close race between me liking it on the 747 or L-1011 more, I'd have to go with vintage Cathay Pacific. Looked very sharp, especially on the 744!

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by boilergo
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gay pilots...
Replies: 107
Views: 30601

Re: Gay pilots...

I haven't ever really had an issue with it at all. I've worked in multiple capacities in commercial, corporate, and military aviation, and for the most part was openly gay, though very few people assumed I was. When they found out they were surprised, but at the same time didn't care one bit. One pl...

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by boilergo
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First Bombardier CS100 commercial flight: Swiss ZRH-CDG on 15/07/2016
Replies: 9
Views: 7104

Re: First Bombardier CS100 commercial flight: Swiss ZRH-CDG on 15/07/2016

Thanks for a nice report on this new aircraft type!

Maybe it's just my own opinion, but I am not very inspired by the interior design from BBD. Something about the way to overhead bins look remind me of a Russian aircraft from 20 years ago.

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by boilergo
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: flight booking: first and last name swapped
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: flight booking: first and last name swapped

I've accidentally booked a ticket naming myself with both first names. I was under 18 so I didn't have to produce ID to TSA at the time (2005) and just pretended that was my real name.

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by boilergo
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Camera used to take inflight pictures/videos
Replies: 16
Views: 4976

Re: Camera used to take inflight pictures/videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgMtXixPEE0
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I know this sounds kind of sacrilege, but my iPhone seems to do a decent job when I have it bumped up to 4K.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgMtXixPEE0

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by boilergo
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Miserable Flights
Replies: 51
Views: 8052

Re: Miserable Flights

I've jogged my memory as best I can, and I can't really say which of the 3 flights were the worst. I will say that all of them had one thing in common: I was suffering a hangover straight from the fires of hell. #1- Up all night partying in Pensacola with Navy buddies. Flying home NRSA...got the mid...

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by boilergo
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Port Columbus now John Glenn Columbus International
Replies: 9
Views: 1214

Re: Port Columbus now John Glenn Columbus International

I thought Port Columbus and Sky Harbor had the two most unique names of our major US airports. Guess Sky Harbor is the last one standing, even the effort by a former mayor to name it after Barry Goldwater ensued in major outrage by the locals. Don't forget Albuquerque International Sunport, or now,...

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by boilergo
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Ridiculous Rules (listmaking, Etc.)
Replies: 32
Views: 4269

RE: Your Ridiculous Rules (listmaking, Etc.)

I don't really have rules for myself, and I have found that I have become much more "fluid" as I get older. Some of this has to do with non rev travel, and some just from having flown on enough airplanes that I am just happy to be flying. I do notice patterns tho: -If a window is to be had, I'll tak...

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by boilergo
Wed May 11, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Overbooking And Upgrades
Replies: 8
Views: 2217

RE: Overbooking And Upgrades

As others have said, it is very much a situational based procedure. Almost 100% of the time if Y is oversold, and F (or J) are available, complementary upgrades will be awarded to those members with the highest status who have elected to not use their upgrades on that particular flight. In some case...

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by boilergo
Wed May 11, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Horror At ORD Today
Replies: 52
Views: 6771

RE: TSA Horror At ORD Today

I have seen so many people miss flights lately due to unacceptably long flights at <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym>, it's unreal. The only thing us Americans can do is to write our district representatives in D.C., and complain early and often. I've noticed at <...

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by boilergo
Wed May 11, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: [AA, CR2, YUL-ORD]Mini-Mileage Run, Part 1/6
Replies: 5
Views: 5132

RE: [AA, CR2, YUL-ORD]Mini-Mileage Run, Part 1/6

-delete-

Misread a caption to a photo and turned out to be irrelevant to the topic--apologies.

[Edited 2016-05-11 00:43:05]

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by boilergo
Fri May 06, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brazilian News: Southwest Looking At Brazil
Replies: 72
Views: 14617

RE: Brazilian News: Southwest Looking At Brazil

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Joepilot001" class="quote" target="_blank">Joepilot001</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>Shocking as it sounds I've heard f...

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by boilergo
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding Plane With Wrong Boarding Pass
Replies: 35
Views: 12192

RE: Boarding Plane With Wrong Boarding Pass

I know for a fact that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> accepts boarding passes printed on <acronym title="Olympic Airways (Greece)">OA</acronym> stock, provided that it is for the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> flight. Virtually all oneworld carrier docum...

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by boilergo
Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline DFW To Surrounding Cities?
Replies: 16
Views: 6380

RE: AA Mainline DFW To Surrounding Cities?

Lubbock sees the Super 80 1-2 times a day, depending on the day/week. They've been operating at least one mainline flight daily since 2013 or so.

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by boilergo
Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Texas Sized Trip Report:777, 787 Dreamliner, 767
Replies: 22
Views: 10653

RE: A Texas Sized Trip Report:777, 787 Dreamliner, 767

The airport in Grand Prairie you are asking about is the former NAS Dallas. I don't think the runways themselves are used at all anymore, but I think the National Guard or other military activities still occur on the property.

Nice report!

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by boilergo
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hoosier State Train - Dome Car J Class - IND/ORD
Replies: 15
Views: 7447

RE: Hoosier State Train - Dome Car J Class - IND/ORD

Nice <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym>! When I was at Purdue I took Amtrak from Lafayette up to Chicago a few times. It was timed very well if you wanted to go to the city just for the day, and didn't have a vehicle. I found downtown to be very walkable. My only complaint is...

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by boilergo
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Eat Fast Food?
Replies: 135
Views: 4959

RE: Do You Eat Fast Food?

I eat fast food maybe 3 times a month if I am out and about. I used to eat it a lot more at work, but this year I started trying to find healthier alternatives than just <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> dinners and burgers while on the clock. I do still take pre-made meals to w...

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by boilergo
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Unveils New Logo
Replies: 40
Views: 8306

RE: DFW Unveils New Logo

I guess they really want to focus on their partnership with NTTA and TollTag, because that's all I see looking at all that blue and orange. Hopefully they won't jack up rates even further to pay for this.

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by boilergo
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA DFW Operational Changes
Replies: 79
Views: 12474

RE: AA DFW Operational Changes

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BN727227Ultra" class="quote" target="_blank">BN727227Ultra</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Kee...

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by boilergo
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Was Your First Car?
Replies: 151
Views: 7223

RE: What Was Your First Car?

While I was saving for my own car, I started out "sharing" my mom's 2003 sinfully ugly CRV EX. It was a good car, not bad on mileage, and with a tiny enough motor that you couldn't get into an real danger. Going any faster than about 75MPH was pretty scary in that thing. My first real car came almos...

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by boilergo
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Car Thread: Part 1
Replies: 39
Views: 2919

RE: The Car Thread: Part 1

I have always been into Japanese products, both performance and everyday drivers. My two favorite "fast" cars have always been the <acronym title="GB Airways (Gibraltar)">GT</acronym>-R and <acronym title="Virgin Gorda - North Sound Seaplane (NSX / TUPG), British Virgin Islands">NSX</acronym>...and ...

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by boilergo
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Biz Jet Training Hops: CL350 ADS-TKI-ADS
Replies: 4
Views: 4838

Biz Jet Training Hops: CL350 ADS-TKI-ADS

Howdy! This will be my first (and probably disaster/slapped together) of an attempt at a "trip report." I wanted to do something a little different than what I usually see on here: business jet travel. Disclaimer: I am not a good photographer. I love taking pictures of things, but I am terrible at i...

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by boilergo
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest US Cities To Ever Have Mainline Jets
Replies: 27
Views: 4552

RE: Smallest US Cities To Ever Have Mainline Jets

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyingSicilian" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyingSicilian</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Wha...

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by boilergo
Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Working In Operations Control Centre (OCC)
Replies: 17
Views: 8520

RE: Working In Operations Control Centre (OCC)

I can't speak to European operations, but it looks like many have covered this very well so far. I'd like to give you some insight into my personal experiences working in <acronym title="Coca - Francisco de Orellana (OCC / SECO), Ecuador">OCC</acronym>: If you are seriously interested in getting int...

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by boilergo
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Dramatic Landings...
Replies: 39
Views: 6109

RE: Your Favorite Dramatic Landings...

While geographically it's pretty boring, I always enjoy (bias) landing at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> during the nighttime hours. Unlike many of the other large city airports in the us (Chicago, NYC, S Forida) <acronym title="Dallas / ...

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by boilergo
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ever Had A Bad Experience With Cops?
Replies: 65
Views: 3443

RE: Ever Had A Bad Experience With Cops?

Forgive me, for this is about to be a long damn post. I will start right off the bat with this statement regarding my general view of many city/county/state policemen: The (TRUE) primary function of highway patrol, county constables, (also sheriff's deputies) code enforcement, traffic control, etc, ...

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by boilergo
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Encore Career As An Airline Dispatcher?
Replies: 18
Views: 4626

RE: Encore Career As An Airline Dispatcher?

I will echo what some have said here, but with a slightly different flavor: 1) If this is something that truly interests you and you have the means by which to get this certification, then do it. I enjoy learning new things, and can't seem to learn enough about this industry. Even if you end up not ...

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by boilergo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has DL Or UA Considered Other DFW Area Airports?
Replies: 10
Views: 3375

RE: Has DL Or UA Considered Other DFW Area Airports?

Setting the Wright Amendment aside, the only real reason I see that these airlines choose to operate out of Love is for the sake of having a presence there with <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. I don't think that it would be to anyone's advantage if they were to try and reloca...

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by boilergo
Sun Apr 05, 2015 5:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2015 Booked/flown Flights
Replies: 259
Views: 23550

RE: Your 2015 Booked/flown Flights

Booked: 09JUL: <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Int (The William B Hartsfield / Municipal / Candler Field) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> 712/Y+ 09...

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by boilergo
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta First Class B747-400/753 FLL-MSP-FLL
Replies: 81
Views: 36166

Delta First Class B747-400/753 FLL-MSP-FLL

Just a minor correction to offer, because I have seen you use this term incorrectly on multiple threads. The "girt" bar you keep mentioning in door photos is not what you seem to be pointing out. The correct "scientific" term for that device is called a door handle. Or lever if you want to be extra ...

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by boilergo
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL And DAL
Replies: 64
Views: 11341

RE: DL And DAL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/par13del" class="quote" target="_blank">par13del</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Which is exac...

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by boilergo
Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Dublin To Newark
Replies: 29
Views: 12578

RE: Dublin To Newark

Nice report. I am not sure if this had to do with the maintenance delay, but it looks like the wing was missing a flap canoe. It's visibly missing in one of your pictures, and you can see the actuator. (14th photo.) Glad your delay wasn't too long!

[Edited 2015-01-08 11:05:43]

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by boilergo
Fri Dec 05, 2014 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many A320 Operators Have You Flown?
Replies: 56
Views: 5589

RE: How Many A320 Operators Have You Flown?

Being in America, and living the places I have, I haven't been on too many Airbus, but the list has grown. These are just operators that I have been on using that particular equipment type, and not airlines that operate them in general. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>: New 319 ...

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by boilergo
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 109
Views: 10665

RE: Airlines You Have Flown?

AirTran Airways All Nippon Airways American Airlines/American Eagle/American Connection American Trans Air America West Airlines Cape Air Cathay Pacific Continental Airlines Delta Air Lines/Delta Connection EVA Air Frontier Airlines Northwest Airlines/Northwest Airlink Southwest Airlines Trans World...

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by boilergo
Wed Dec 03, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many 737 Operators Have You Flown?
Replies: 30
Views: 3534

RE: How Many 737 Operators Have You Flown?

Alaska: -800 America West: -300 American: -800 AirTran: -700 Continental: -500/-700/-800/-900 Delta: -200/-800 United: -300 US Airways: -300/-400 Southwest Airlines: -200/-300/-500/-700 Obviously a couple of these have been consolidated, but I did fly on this equipment while it was operating for the...

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by boilergo
Fri Oct 10, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes That You Actively Avoid
Replies: 114
Views: 9581

RE: Planes That You Actively Avoid

Long time lurker and free member...First post here on the forums. I can't say that I actively avoid any one equipment type, and as someone who has had many opportunities to fly non-revenue, I have learned that any seat home is a good seat. Whether it's flat bed on a twin aisle aircraft, a tiny in th...

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