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by pdxtriple7
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2012 Booked Flights Cont...
Replies: 181
Views: 24816

RE: Your 2012 Booked Flights Cont...

Currently booked: <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Panama City - Tocumen (General Omar Torrijos Herrera) (PTY / MPTO), Panama">PTY</acronym>-<acronym title="Quito - Mariscal Sucre (UIO / SEQU), Ecuador">UIO</acronym>-<acron...

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by pdxtriple7
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: I Flew Lufthansa's 747-8 To Washington DC
Replies: 35
Views: 26806

RE: I Flew Lufthansa's 747-8 To Washington DC

Enjoyed the report! I'm tentatively booked in C on this flight in July!

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by pdxtriple7
Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Group Travel - A Very Happy Trip To Bangladesh
Replies: 28
Views: 31749

RE: Group Travel - A Very Happy Trip To Bangladesh

Thanks for sharing! What an awesome and unique experience! I still can't get over the interior patterns.

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by pdxtriple7
Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Mega Trip Report (2 Million Miles Flown) - Part 1
Replies: 25
Views: 13924

RE: Mega Trip Report (2 Million Miles Flown) - Part 1

Thanks for sharing. Incredible to see all the exotic domestic widebody service. While first class has improved tremendously, I miss the widebodies of the past.

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by pdxtriple7
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Middle Management Airline Work
Replies: 36
Views: 7454

RE: Middle Management Airline Work

I consider "middle management" a position in <acronym title="Harmony Airways (Canada)">HQ</acronym> as an analyst or department manager. I worked in a finance department at a major U.S. carrier in their <acronym title="Harmony Airways (Canada)">HQ</acronym>. They recruited at my undergraduate instit...

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by pdxtriple7
Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BMW 3-series Cost Of Ownership Vs TL, G35, Etc
Replies: 37
Views: 9722

RE: BMW 3-series Cost Of Ownership Vs TL, G35, Etc

I have a 2007 328i. I really love the car. I went in for a 60k mile check-up at the dealership and ended up spending $1500 on some issues that would've needed to be taken care of eventually. I probably got screwed having the repairs done at the dealership, but I wanted to get it done that day and do...

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by pdxtriple7
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: From The Chilean Volcanoes To The Desert, Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 6328

RE: From The Chilean Volcanoes To The Desert, Part 2

Thanks for the report! Took me back to my two-months in Chile with a weekend trip up to Atacama. Beautiful area.

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by pdxtriple7
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is "Fair Share"?
Replies: 111
Views: 3315

RE: What Is "Fair Share"?

I agree the current tax system needs to change. However, this idea of fairness is absurd. It's turned into an idea of what everyone is entitled to and how everyone is supposed to feel. Yes, it's unfair that some children are left an inheritance and come from good families. Yes, it's unfair people ta...

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by pdxtriple7
Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Good Excuse For Speeding?
Replies: 94
Views: 4771

RE: A Good Excuse For Speeding?

In Virginia, it's considered reckless driving if you're going over 80 mph. Basically, it's the equivalent of DUI. I think it's silly because the two are clearly not the same. On an uncongested freeway during the day in good conditions, 80 mph should be fine. I think it comes down to common sense. It...

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by pdxtriple7
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: We Are Going To Greece!
Replies: 13
Views: 1703

We Are Going To Greece!

Enjoy your trip! I'm heading there a week from Sunday for 9 days. We have an ambitious plan to visit Athens, Naxos, Santorini, and Crete. Looking forward to some relaxation and lots of exploring.

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by pdxtriple7
Thu May 26, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Ferry Crossings Have You Done?
Replies: 20
Views: 4615

RE: What Ferry Crossings Have You Done?

Wales - Dublin - Wales
A few in the San Juan Islands north of Seattle.

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by pdxtriple7
Wed May 25, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Quebec Lowering Drinking Age To 14
Replies: 30
Views: 6177

RE: Quebec Lowering Drinking Age To 14

The difference between the U.S. and Europe/other countries: Driving

A huge difference is the necessity for American youth to rely on cars while foreign counterparts rely more on public transportation. Drinking and the drinking age isn't a big deal when you don't have to drive.

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by pdxtriple7
Fri May 20, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Classic Road Rules And Real World
Replies: 4
Views: 1661

RE: Classic Road Rules And Real World

I disagree, this season of Real World has been excellent. After tiring of the Sammi/Ronnie drama on the Shore, Real World drama has been a welcomed reprive. It's clearly just a 4-month party with zero responsibliity, but I find the drama amusing. I do, however, agree that the characters used to be m...

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by pdxtriple7
Sat May 07, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Dislike To Shop For Groceries?
Replies: 41
Views: 3015

RE: Do You Dislike To Shop For Groceries?

I don't enjoy grocery shopping. While I don't mind cooking when I have the time, I find I end up spending more money to go out, buy healthy/delicious food, and then cook for only one person. Not to mention, with occasional business trips, it's hard for me to eat fresh produce before it goes bad. I t...

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by pdxtriple7
Mon May 02, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama Confirmed The Death Of Osama Bin Laden Pt.2
Replies: 252
Views: 8304

RE: Obama Confirmed The Death Of Osama Bin Laden Pt.2

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Springbok747" class="quote" target="_blank">Springbok747</a> (<a href="#94" class="quote">Reply 94</a>):<br/><i>Exactly. India has been saying t...

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by pdxtriple7
Mon May 02, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: College Decision?!
Replies: 27
Views: 2304

RE: College Decision?!

You've probably made your decision by now. You can't go wrong. Ultimately, all three are very good schools. You're experience will be dependent on what you do on and off campus (as well as luck). I think geographic preference is somewhat important. At Georgetown, you are more likely to end up on the...

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by pdxtriple7
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Do You Afford Flying Business / First Class?
Replies: 51
Views: 42090

RE: How Do You Afford Flying Business / First Clas

I've only paid for First once on a multi-leg domestic trip (<acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> continuing i...

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by pdxtriple7
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Citizen Entering Argentina
Replies: 5
Views: 3302

RE: US Citizen Entering Argentina

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/travelR" class="quote" target="_blank">travelR</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>You will need to line up in the correct queu...

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by pdxtriple7
Sat Apr 16, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Did You (or Do You) Go To College? Where?
Replies: 84
Views: 3610

RE: Did You (or Do You) Go To College? Where?

I graduated last May from Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy Studies and Spanish, as well as a minor in Economics.

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by pdxtriple7
Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Languages Do You Speak?
Replies: 70
Views: 2996

RE: What Languages Do You Speak?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tarheelwings" class="quote" target="_blank">tarheelwings</a> (<a href="#28" class="quote">Reply 28</a>):<br/><i>?????? I have to disagree, other...

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by pdxtriple7
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Languages Do You Speak?
Replies: 70
Views: 2996

RE: What Languages Do You Speak?

English - Native Spanish - More or less fluent. It was my second major in college, I spent a semester in Madrid, and worked in Santiago de Chile for a summer (Chilean Spanish is basically another language though) Arabic - Took classes for a year. I've forgotten most of it. French - Very little. Enou...

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by pdxtriple7
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favourite Cities?
Replies: 134
Views: 5928

RE: Your Favourite Cities?

London - Cosmopolitan, great museums (spent a summer studying at <acronym title="La Crosse - Municipal (LSE / KLSE), USA - Wisconsin">LSE</acronym> and a few other visits) Madrid - Great city to live in, but wouldn't be a must-see if I was a tourist (spent four months living with a host family) Buen...

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by pdxtriple7
Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Choose To Spend So Much On College?
Replies: 51
Views: 4462

RE: Why Do People Choose To Spend So Much On College?

As someone who recently graduated from a top 10 private university, I can say it's probably worth the money. Even in a bad economy, nearly all of my college friends were able to find good jobs in fields they want to work in or attend high caliber law or med schools. My high school friends who attend...

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by pdxtriple7
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Longest You've Slept On A Long Hual Flt?
Replies: 41
Views: 7303

RE: The Longest You've Slept On A Long Hual Flt?

I really have trouble sleeping on planes. In general, I'm a fairly picky sleeper. However, I managed about 7.5 hours in First Class between Dallas and Buenos Aires on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 777. I was aided by a few drinks. In coach, I can maybe get 2 hours of "slee...

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by pdxtriple7
Fri Nov 12, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Furthest Day Trip You've Taken
Replies: 54
Views: 7170

RE: Furthest Day Trip You've Taken

I haven't just done a long day trip yet. I did <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Santiago - Arturo Merino Benitez (Pudahuel) (SCL / SCEL), Chile">SCL</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW),...

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by pdxtriple7
Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Global University Rankings
Replies: 37
Views: 2722

RE: Global University Rankings

These rankings reward state schools too much in the U.S.

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by pdxtriple7
Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA LHR-ORD-LHR In Y + Pics! (June 2010)
Replies: 29
Views: 28044

RE: AA LHR-ORD-LHR In Y + Pics! (June 2010)

Solid trip report. I noticed you said that you waited until electronics were permitted before taking pictures... I'm pretty sure most Airliners.net folks don't follow that rule with cameras. I take pictures whenever and no one has ever said anything.

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by pdxtriple7
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Broken Lavatories
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

RE: Broken Lavatories

The first class lav was broken on my PDX-JFK flight a few weeks back. On some international flights, I think I've had one lav inoperative. I don't think it's that rare.

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by pdxtriple7
Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Iran Air- Tehran To London (Part 3 Of 3)
Replies: 42
Views: 33777

RE: Iran Air- Tehran To London (Part 3 Of 3)

Great and fascinating trip report. I'd love to visit Iran one day and travel through out the country. Geographically, it looks beautiful, and I've heard good things about the people and food. I'm amazed at all the pictures you were able to get. Like others have said, I thought Iran was pretty strict...

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by pdxtriple7
Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #4
Replies: 247
Views: 8878

RE: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #4

What a game. Maybe I'm biased, but I feel like the past two USA games have easily been the most exciting of the World Cup.

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by pdxtriple7
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Strangest Food Ever Eaten
Replies: 69
Views: 8563

RE: Strangest Food Ever Eaten

I'm not too adventurous. However, I had camel in Egypt and rabbit in Spain. Camel was pretty good, but rabbit just tasted like chicken.

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by pdxtriple7
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #4
Replies: 247
Views: 8878

RE: Official 2010 Fifa World Cup Thread #4

Another blown offsides call against the US? This just adds fuel to the fire as to why I dislike soccer. There aren't enough goals scored to blow these calls.

GO USA!

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by pdxtriple7
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DFW-EZE-DFW In AA 777 Flagship First
Replies: 20
Views: 25873

RE: DFW-EZE-DFW In AA 777 Flagship First

Great report! I look forward to taking the same flight. Buenos Aires is certainly a beautiful and exciting city.

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by pdxtriple7
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Languages You Speak And Want To?
Replies: 75
Views: 4829

RE: Languages You Speak And Want To?

I'm fluent in English (native language), more or less fluent in Spanish (one of my majors in college), and I have elementary knowledge of Arabic after a full year of classes. I'd love to speak at least five languages fluently but learning languages isn't easy for me like it is for some lucky others....

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by pdxtriple7
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who The Hell Buys This Stuff?!
Replies: 11
Views: 3850

RE: Who The Hell Buys This Stuff?!

Thanks for the laughs. I don't think a single review was serious. I'm interested to see a review from someone who spent an arm and a leg for one of these time pieces.

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by pdxtriple7
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Obama: "so I Know Whose Ass To Kick!"
Replies: 78
Views: 5071

RE: Obama: "so I Know Whose Ass To Kick!"

How about instead of blaming people, President Obama, <acronym title="Air Botswana">BP</acronym>, and whoever else devout a proper amount of resources to plugging the hole and cleaning the beaches? WIth unemployment at 10%, I'm sure there are plenty of people willing to clean beaches for low wages. ...

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by pdxtriple7
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest Honorary Degree At Your Graduation
Replies: 22
Views: 5004

RE: Coolest Honorary Degree At Your Graduation

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Yellowstone" class="quote" target="_blank">Yellowstone</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>So I just graduated from Harv...

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by pdxtriple7
Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coolest Honorary Degree At Your Graduation
Replies: 22
Views: 5004

RE: Coolest Honorary Degree At Your Graduation

In my opinion, we had a disappointing year. The main highlights for honorary degrees included Temple Grandin and Muhammad Yunus. Yunus gave a pretty generic speech that read more like his book rather than actually speaking to us as graduates. I much rather would've preferred Coach K to be our gradua...

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by pdxtriple7
Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Oz-AUS: Flying The Red Kangaroo J + AA F Pics/vids
Replies: 17
Views: 22366

RE: Oz-AUS: Flying The Red Kangaroo J + AA F Pics/vids

Great trip report like usual! I'd love to make it to Australia sometime in the next year. I studied abroad in Madrid and spent last summer in Santiago.

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by pdxtriple7
Mon May 31, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Extremely Disappointing - AA - MCO-MIA-MCO (pics!)
Replies: 37
Views: 24882

RE: Extremely Disappointing - AA - MCO-MIA-MCO (pics!)

I've found that it's not uncommon to have problems with boarding zones and status perks on different airlines that are in the same alliance (I've run into the same thing as a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Air Slovakia">GM</acronym> flying in Europe on KLM). <acr...

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by pdxtriple7
Sun May 30, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: PTV On DL 738's?
Replies: 1
Views: 4413

RE: PTV On DL 738's?

For the 757's, if the seatmap has 7 rows of seats in first, it's a PTV aircraft. For the 737's, there's no way to tell from the seatmap. Generally, it'll list 737-800 (winglets) somewhere on your itinerary if the aircraft usually has PTVs. However, the 737's can get substituted fairly easy, so no gu...

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by pdxtriple7
Sat May 29, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL FF Program Nearly Useless
Replies: 18
Views: 4518

RE: DL FF Program Nearly Useless

The most frustrating aspect of the high redemption levels, or absurd in some cases, is that the online calendar changes every time you refresh the page. A functioning calendar will help solve some problems. Nonetheless, I managed to snag a fairly decent set of flights using miles. 80K all in First f...

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by pdxtriple7
Thu May 27, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2010 Booked Flights
Replies: 249
Views: 20133

RE: Your 2010 Booked Flights

Booked: June: 3: <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> MD80 Economy 6: <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth -...

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by pdxtriple7
Wed May 26, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 100th Flight Segment
Replies: 30
Views: 5539

RE: Your 100th Flight Segment

I have some childhood flights that I'm not entirely sure about, but according to flightmemory, my 100th flight was on LAN from <acronym title="Lima - Callao / Jorge Chavez International (LIM / SPIM), Peru">LIM</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">L...

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by pdxtriple7
Wed May 26, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think? Fraternities/Sororities
Replies: 63
Views: 9854

RE: What Do You Think? Fraternities/Sororities

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/gatorfan" class="quote" target="_blank">gatorfan</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i>I simply don't understand why people fee...

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by pdxtriple7
Tue May 25, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest 3 Flights From Major Airports
Replies: 41
Views: 8717

RE: Longest 3 Flights From Major Airports

From <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>: 1) <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</a...

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by pdxtriple7
Tue May 25, 2010 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think? Fraternities/Sororities
Replies: 63
Views: 9854

RE: What Do You Think? Fraternities/Sororities

I was in a fraternity and had a good experience. Greek life really depends on where you go to school. If you wanted to be social at my school, you really couldn't be a GDI. It's not like the greek community looked down on you (my frat was at the bottom of the social pole), but you had to be a part o...

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by pdxtriple7
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LCC In Spain: TLV-BCN-SVQ-REU With UX, VY & FR
Replies: 15
Views: 30549

RE: LCC In Spain: TLV-BCN-SVQ-REU With UX, VY & FR

Thanks for the great report! Your pictures of Seville, Barcelona, and Tarragona made me so nostalgic for the 4.5 months I spent studying abroad in Madrid and Tarragona. Also, your flights on Ryanair, Vueling, and AirEuropa brought back memories of European travel on the weekend. I don't really miss ...

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by pdxtriple7
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official: Ncaa March Madness Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 2926

RE: Official: Ncaa March Madness Thread

Just to bring some closure: DUKE 2010 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS.

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by pdxtriple7
Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Official: Ncaa March Madness Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 2926

RE: Official: Ncaa March Madness Thread

I've got my final four tickets, roadtrip plan, and my hotels booked. GO DUKE!!!

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