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by tharanga
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal American Airways
Replies: 27
Views: 4929

Re: Royal American Airways

What an odd name for a country that lacks a monarchy.

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by tharanga
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?
Replies: 77
Views: 14449

Re: What was the rationale for 2-5-2 configuration on older widebodies?

I disliked the L1011 because of the middle 5, and I'm actually amazed in hindsight that airlines carried that configuration over to more modern aircraft.

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by tharanga
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Airports Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 14104

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2020

Does anybody know the latest schedule for when National Hall will no longer be accessible, pre-security? I am one of the few people who go to DCA just to hang out, pre-security, in that space. It's good for plane-watching with kids, especially if the weather makes Gravelly point unpleasant.

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by tharanga
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S firm behind new WOW air found out + IAD to be one of new destinations
Replies: 91
Views: 11561

Re: Former Execs of WOW trying to bring back LCC named WAB

from the article, it wouldn't actually be named 'wab'. that's just the name for the project until they come up with an actual name.

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by tharanga
Fri May 24, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New start-up Air Ayiti
Replies: 38
Views: 7854

Re: New start-up Air Ayiti

smokeybandit wrote:
How many flag carrier airlines are based in a country other than the one they carry the flag for?


Palestinian, at times in that airline's history.

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by tharanga
Fri May 17, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi
Replies: 193
Views: 21852

Re: JetBlue switches from Coke to Pepsi

To me, losing the individual water bottles is the bigger story here. I get that it is more environmentally responsible to do away with small, individual sized bottles, but I am less a fan of having water given to me in a plastic cup (which can't be any better for the environment than a recyclable p...

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by tharanga
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s
Replies: 59
Views: 11493

Re: Routing of non-stop flights Europe-Hong Kong during the 1980s

I base this conclusion partly on a map in book by REG Davies. While the map is not incredibly detailed it seems like all CX routes to HK from Europe passed at least north of Hainan, meaning that CX always briefly flew over Chinese airspace. I would be very careful when judging the actual routing of...

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by tharanga
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO
Replies: 37
Views: 5710

Re: Did United operate EWR-NRT prior to merger with CO

I flew it on an SP in 1991.

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by tharanga
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA
Replies: 53
Views: 12332

Re: DL pilot and FA fight at LGA

I would hardly called this "insignificant", if (**IF**) the facts in the article are accurate. If an altercation led to a two hour delay, that is definitely a notable event and a major lapse of professionalism.

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by tharanga
Sat May 27, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?
Replies: 101
Views: 12073

Re: AA and DL in BOS as focus city. Is the future uncertain?

I wonder if there is a silent market on Allentown-BOS. Likely most in the Lehigh Valley either trek to EWR or drive up straight up to Boston without a nonstop, but ABE could potentially pull from Lehigh Valley and the Reading metropolitan areas, and micropolitan areas in PA adjacent, and the northe...

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by tharanga
Fri Mar 03, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope
Replies: 417
Views: 226837

Re: Announcement: Airliners.net has been acquired by VerticalScope

Welcome to the new management. For me, the most pertinent questions for new management involve privacy and security. Does VerticalScope have a written policy for whether/how they will share information about us? As for security - the policy on new members will help avoid some malicious activity (spa...

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by tharanga
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump talks about EIS relaxation?
Replies: 7
Views: 2498

Re: Trump talks about EIS relaxation???

I don't know what he said, but in the context of the OP, I'm guessing Environmental Impact Statement

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by tharanga
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?
Replies: 28
Views: 5918

Re: Should US Carriers Start Flights from New York to Asia?

voxkel wrote:

One interesting thing I noticed is that no US carrier flies non-stop from New York to Asia.


I don't understand the premise here. You are only mentioning JFK. UA does this from EWR.

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by tharanga
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 30090

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

I'm not sure the new government will have any impact on the education sector in NE. I don't remember seeing any private higher education reforms in his platform and I don't think educational institutions will ever give up the cash cow that are the foreign students. . While this isn't directly aimed...

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by tharanga
Tue Jul 26, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. EPA Moves to Regulate Airplane Emissions
Replies: 26
Views: 2666

Re: U.S. EPA Moves to Regulate Airplane Emissions

Yep. How are airlines going to meet these standards though? Well, the ICAO target mentioned in the article you linked is more aimed at aircraft and engine manufacturers. But they've been continually making progress on that front over the past decades anyhow. As somebody else pointed out above, the ...

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by tharanga
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. EPA Moves to Regulate Airplane Emissions
Replies: 26
Views: 2666

Re: U.S. EPA Moves to Regulate Airplane Emissions

This EPA rule is not at all practical (though I'm not surprised). How would you know? The rule doesn't exist yet. This is a preliminary step, going towards writing regulation. But the rule(s) haven't been written yet, so you can't know how practical it is. 2 dates were mentioned: 2020 and 2023. Do ...

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by tharanga
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. EPA Moves to Regulate Airplane Emissions
Replies: 26
Views: 2666

Re: U.S. EPA Moves to Regulate Airplane Emissions

This EPA rule is not at all practical (though I'm not surprised). How would you know? The rule doesn't exist yet. This is a preliminary step, going towards writing regulation. But the rule(s) haven't been written yet, so you can't know how practical it is. The ICAO itself has written standards on t...

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by tharanga
Wed May 11, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines
Replies: 136
Views: 16820

RE: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines

The two senators are probably onto something. Bag fees have had some unintended consequences. Most obviously, gate lice and boarding delays. It at least seems plausible that extra carry-ons slow things down at <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym>, both due to simple...

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by tharanga
Sun May 08, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/13/2016:AA/DL/UA
Replies: 62
Views: 13137

RE: OAG Changes 5/13/2016:AA/DL/UA

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/enilria" class="quote" target="_blank">enilria</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)...

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by tharanga
Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas To Allow Passengers To Use Crew Rest!
Replies: 2
Views: 7372

RE: Qantas To Allow Passengers To Use Crew Rest!

This might be my favorite of today's topics. Timely anet humor.

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by tharanga
Thu Jan 21, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Careful When Asking Questions To Pilots
Replies: 59
Views: 18817

RE: Careful When Asking Questions To Pilots

Taking the story at face value - assuming this actually happened as reported: there is the matter of explaining why the question is being asked, but also the setting. Seems very inappropriate to approach a pilot with something like this during a walk around. Surely the person could have struck up a ...

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by tharanga
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Bringing Back Free Snacks
Replies: 81
Views: 15879

RE: UA Bringing Back Free Snacks

Why can't the stroopwaffel be served all day long? It is by far the best option, in my mind - I love those.

same with Biscoff on Delta. If I'm going to fly Delta, I want Biscoff.

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by tharanga
Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does DCA Have International Service?
Replies: 26
Views: 4930

RE: Why Does DCA Have International Service?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WestWing" class="quote" target="_blank">WestWing</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>National is a moniker applied to many inst...

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by tharanga
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Airlines Don't Call LAX-SFO Flights "shuttle"
Replies: 43
Views: 10031

RE: Why Airlines Don't Call LAX-SFO Flights "shuttle"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>It's really just a branding thing. </i></fon...

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by tharanga
Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Offers Playing Cards?
Replies: 31
Views: 9783

RE: Which Airline Offers Playing Cards?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PieterBoth" class="quote" target="_blank">PieterBoth</a> (<a href="#17" class="quote">Reply 17</a>):<br/><i>I've also got a Lufthansa kids puzzl...

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by tharanga
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dulles Gates
Replies: 40
Views: 8251

RE: Dulles Gates

I also don't see where the MWAA website gives the info being sought here. The most I can find is the departure board - you'll be able to figure out the gate assignments by looking at the board throughout the day, or week. <a href="http://www.flydulles.com/iad/arrivals-and-departures" target="_blank"...

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by tharanga
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 19925

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 6

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airbazar" class="quote" target="_blank">airbazar</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>I'm curious too about this as I'm flying...

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by tharanga
Sun Sep 20, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 6
Replies: 204
Views: 19925

RE: Boston Aviation - Part 6

question: <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> has a travel alert for construction-related delays or inconvenience at <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>. Can somebody fill me in on what's happening at T...

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by tharanga
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA At AVP And ABE
Replies: 16
Views: 3231

RE: UA At AVP And ABE

ABE-area traffic leaks to both <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> and <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>. <acronym title="Wilkes-Barre / Scranton - International (AVP / KAVP), USA - Pe...

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by tharanga
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Airport/Airline Metircs
Replies: 1
Views: 903

RE: Interesting Airport/Airline Metircs

I also found this interesting, as it tries to fill some gaps left by the customary statistics, which they describe. I had to read the full article before I understood what their key stats meant. While they are de-emphasizing the airline's performance relative to their published schedule, I do think ...

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by tharanga
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways #709
Replies: 31
Views: 8436

RE: US Airways #709

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/antoniemey" class="quote" target="_blank">antoniemey</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>I definitely see, and can agree with...

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by tharanga
Wed Mar 04, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways #709
Replies: 31
Views: 8436

RE: US Airways #709

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a380787" class="quote" target="_blank">a380787</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i> it won't ever happen, since <acronym titl...

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by tharanga
Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS To Shanghai Nonstop
Replies: 38
Views: 11292

RE: BOS To Shanghai Nonstop

787 Dreamliner? Make it Bostonliner.

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by tharanga
Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And The 757 Abuse
Replies: 235
Views: 35408

RE: UA And The 757 Abuse

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N62NA" class="quote" target="_blank">N62NA</a> (<a href="#120" class="quote">Reply 120</a>):<br/><i> yet do they anywhere during the booking pro...

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by tharanga
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And The 757 Abuse
Replies: 235
Views: 35408

RE: UA And The 757 Abuse

I think people are being unfair to the OP - the person has a point. At some point, the diversion rate becomes too high for an airline to make a good-faith claim that it's a non-stop flight. Not that United would likely voluntarily do this, but at some point, it would seem a fair practice to show war...

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by tharanga
Sat Jan 10, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid Continent Airlines - Mid '90s - ABQ
Replies: 9
Views: 2300

RE: Mid Continent Airlines - Mid '90s - ABQ

I don't have an answer, but that museum is a great place - tell your relative that his work is appreciated.

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by tharanga
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue New Service To CLE
Replies: 72
Views: 11210

RE: JetBlue New Service To CLE

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airliner371" class="quote" target="_blank">airliner371</a> (<a href="#39" class="quote">Reply 39</a>):<br/><i> Maybe you don't like the airline ...

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by tharanga
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airlines Want Cups Separate From Trash?
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

Which Airlines Want Cups Separate From Trash?

I want to be a helpful and cooperative passenger, but I have trouble figuring out which airlines want you to keep plastic beverage cups separate from other trash. Any help? There have been some previous discussions on recycling, but I couldn't find a recent one. Anyway, even when all trash goes into...

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by tharanga
Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation
Replies: 204
Views: 19120

RE: Boston Aviation

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cloudboy" class="quote" target="_blank">cloudboy</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>There is a New England aviation thread out...

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by tharanga
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Announces DCA-JAX
Replies: 22
Views: 4349

RE: JetBlue Announces DCA-JAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/MesaFlyGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">MesaFlyGuy</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="New York - John F. K...

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by tharanga
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines Still Use 747's For LAX Ops?
Replies: 26
Views: 10382

RE: Which Airlines Still Use 747's For LAX Ops?

it's a few months old now, but this blogger took some time and went through this exact question

http://crankyflier.com/2014/05/19/th...sappearing-from-passenger-service/

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by tharanga
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Flt. 738 PHL-LIS Woman Arrested
Replies: 23
Views: 5844

RE: US Flt. 738 PHL-LIS Woman Arrested

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/American+767" class="quote" target="_blank">American 767</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>How could you end up on the wrong ...

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by tharanga
Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/25/2014: AA/DL/F9/UA/US/Y4
Replies: 57
Views: 11375

RE: OAG Changes 7/25/2014: AA/DL/F9/UA/US/Y4

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/knope2001" class="quote" target="_blank">knope2001</a> (<a href="#31" class="quote">Reply 31</a>):<br/><i>Here's everything at Denver with at le...

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by tharanga
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/25/2014: AA/DL/F9/UA/US/Y4
Replies: 57
Views: 11375

RE: OAG Changes 7/25/2014: AA/DL/F9/UA/US/Y4

so what is F9's route with the highest frequency of service now?

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by tharanga
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Place For 190,000 New Homes.
Replies: 64
Views: 14356

RE: LHR Place For 190,000 New Homes.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/millwallsean" class="quote" target="_blank">millwallsean</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>The land that Heathrow sits on wou...

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by tharanga
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Place For 190,000 New Homes.
Replies: 64
Views: 14356

RE: LHR Place For 190,000 New Homes.

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

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by tharanga
Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Agent: "District Of Columbia,....Where That?"
Replies: 92
Views: 19171

RE: TSA Agent: "District Of Columbia,....Where That?"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/727LOVER" class="quote" target="_blank">727LOVER</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Seriously, you have to wonder who t...

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by tharanga
Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Problem: Travel Blogger Gets It Right
Replies: 191
Views: 30947

RE: UA's Problem: Travel Blogger Gets It Right

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jetblue1965" class="quote" target="_blank">Jetblue1965</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>If he were truly smart he'd work f...

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by tharanga
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Problem: Travel Blogger Gets It Right
Replies: 191
Views: 30947

RE: UA's Problem: Travel Blogger Gets It Right

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jetblue1965" class="quote" target="_blank">Jetblue1965</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>That blogger also thinks <acronym ti...

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by tharanga
Fri Jun 20, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Announces DCA-PBI/RSW
Replies: 31
Views: 4826

RE: B6 Announces DCA-PBI/RSW

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Jetblue1965" class="quote" target="_blank">Jetblue1965</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Washington - Ronald ...

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