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by PI4EVER
Thu May 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport outdoor observation areas
Replies: 66
Views: 3862

Re: Airport outdoor observation areas

TPA has level 9 in the short term parking deck with first hour parking free. You can walk the full perimeter of the deck for a 360 view. A beautiful spot to enjoy the views of the entire airport area and the Tampa Bay area. Bring or go down to level 3 and buy food and drink, A great spot too is Cypr...

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by PI4EVER
Sat May 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?
Replies: 25
Views: 2227

Re: The best steakhouse at Las Vegas, USA?

Fleming's Steakhouse and Wine Bar. 2 locations in Vegas. Review menu on website. Classy service and awesome food and drink.

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by PI4EVER
Thu May 09, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Main Cabin Extra on AA transatlantic -- worth it?

Bulkhead row 20 is the best with good legroom and no seat recline in front of you. Row 32 is also good and better than row 31 due to exit door protrusion, no window and people standing in front of you waiting for lav. No issue w/galley traffic or noise in row 32 and is a good 2 seater option if you'...

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by PI4EVER
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planning a trip to the U.S. South in November
Replies: 9
Views: 900

Re: Planning a trip to the U.S. South in November

A smart move to break up your trip and concentrate on the cities in line with flying into ATL. The coastal tour could have you fly into CHS and drive on to SAV. Definitely plan a visit to Hunting Island State Park near Beaufort, SC. After visiting SAV, drive south and visit Jekyll Island, and on to ...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type
Replies: 74
Views: 10976

Re: AA S19 Departures By Hub And Aircraft Type

AA also runs an A332 PHL-SFO w/the aircraft overnighting SFO such as in LAX.
I realize SFO is not a hub city but simply illustrating these 2 flights are very popular to both cities and help utilization of a widebody other than TATL.

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by PI4EVER
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: OAK to DFW on AA - 1 flight per day
Replies: 3
Views: 678

Re: OAK to DFW on AA - 1 flight per day

That one nonstop is cancelled as of next month, with only connections via PHX to fly OAK-DFW. Obviously AA has seen the market cannot support nonstops to DFW and beyond so obviously the SFO, SJC and SMF's have the flights. OAK connections obviously set to route all via PHX so better use of that airp...

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by PI4EVER
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?
Replies: 7
Views: 1906

Re: AA LGA-TPA is it likely?

It has not been operated by AA for at least 3+ years and then only a once-a-day JFK rotation on a regional partner CR9. It would appear logical that a JFK flight is unlikely with the cutback in JFK flights by AA and with the emphasis on PHL as the Northeast hub. DL has the LGA market and with B6, WN...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London Hotel Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: London Hotel Suggestions

I have stayed at the Hilton that is connected to Terminal 4 via a walkway and last year at the new Hilton Terminal 5. You can use the Hoppa Bus to get to the Terminal 5 property. I liked it as the rate was cheaper, new hotel w/host of amenities and easy to reach. I used Heathrow Express to reach cen...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Changed Schedule on Itinerary
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: American Airlines Changed Schedule on Itinerary

He did not buy a ticket for a nonstop flight, likely because the connection sold by Expedia was cheaper. There are numerous alternate connection options available to re-accommodate this passenger and AA and BA have no obligation to offer him a more premium nonstop option that he did not purchase in ...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Changed Schedule on Itinerary
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: American Airlines Changed Schedule on Itinerary

As mentioned above, flight schedule changes are common and frequent on all airlines. The schedules for July may/can change again. Contact Expedia. AA is not selling a LAX-PHX-LHR connection so your original flight schedule is now considered a "misconnect" and you will have to be rebooked. ...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cruising to Cuba on the Majesty of The Seas
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Cruising to Cuba on the Majesty of The Seas

Note to dfwjim1 - I realized part of my original response is now missing at the sentence cutoff at cruise line. To clarify further, you will also be required to purchase a shore excursion from RCCL to meet the rules of travel for US citizens and hold a US passport valid for at least 6 months beyond ...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cruising to Cuba on the Majesty of The Seas
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Cruising to Cuba on the Majesty of The Seas

The Majesty is an older ship but maintained to high RCCL standards and suitable for this type cruise. It otherwise does rotations between FL and the Bahamas. I recommend Superior Ocean View rooms located on Deck 9 and a cabin as far forward on that deck you can select. Some cabins on Decks 7 and 8 h...

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by PI4EVER
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2170

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

737-200Adv

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by PI4EVER
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6151

Re: How many US states have you visited?

All 50 plus DC, San Juan, Guam and US Virgin Islands

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by PI4EVER
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?
Replies: 20
Views: 2172

Re: Which US Airline Merger Was Better Executed?

The 1989 merge of US, PI and PS was surprisingly uneventful and without system shutdowns or outages. It took a long time to prepare and digest PI but the system cutover to US system Pacer went smoothly. There was a system outage/issue after the August 1989 cutover due to system upgrades but overall ...

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by PI4EVER
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority
Replies: 196
Views: 21824

Re: Flight Attendants are Selling Their Seniority

Oh grow up. Trades have been going on for decades. As Zeke noted, as long as the trip or shift is covered the airline gives a flip. I was a young, TV dinner eating F/A in 1969 trying to live in Washington, DC on less than military pay I received the year prior. Go figure. I supplemented my monthly i...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA inflight service, Oakland to Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: AA inflight service, Oakland to Dallas/Fort Worth

You'll have a Buy-On-Board menu choice for sandwiches or fruit and cheese plate and likely Biscoff cookies and possibly pretzels. You can pre-order a BOB meal within 30 days of flight. Go to AA.com and use the "Manage Trip" link to order and you pay on board when served. I've not experienc...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't US Airways order the 757-300?
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Why didn't US Airways order the 757-300?

Money or lack thereof. The merger of PS and PI resulted in USAir having a hodgepodge of various aircraft types and the beginning of financial losses began in 4th quarter 1989 and continued for years. Several high profile accidents quickly marred the reputation and "USScare" suffered the lo...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could rename any airport what would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 3541

Re: If you could rename any airport what would it be?

Seabear I am with you! No politics involved. Always was and always will be Washington National.
And don't mess with Gravelly Point.

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by PI4EVER
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British Airways Configuration 777 SAN to LHR
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: British Airways Configuration 777 SAN to LHR

Advance seat selection on BA is available using the BA confirmation/record locator you can obtain from AA, but you must pay a fee. Otherwise, free seat selection begins at the 24 hour mark before departure. Don't feel slighted being a Y passenger. Business class passengers also have to pay to select...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does Southwest have the best boarding process?
Replies: 33
Views: 2177

Re: Why does Southwest have the best boarding process?

This an amusing incident on boarding WN. Two of us were traveling and had already boarded and seated in row 10. The C group boarded and this lady walked up to my friend and announced he was in her seat and to "get out." When he advised her there was no assigned seating on WN, she waved her...

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by PI4EVER
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 25007

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

PHL's catchment area has a large Indian population that includes PA, NJ, DE and MD. Don't underestimate the O/D potential for PHL if a nonstop to any Indian city would be offered. A large corporate customer for AA is Merck which is headquartered in nearby Lansdale, PA and big business banking, medic...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"
Replies: 45
Views: 8365

Re: Eastern Airlines "WHISPERJET"

I am unable to attach the youtube link (operator error probably!) but go to youtube.com and in Search type in "USAir 727 Charlotte-San Francisco". It is from a Sept 1989 segment on a PI 727-200 then operating as US a month after merger. You'll get a feel for noise levels for a seat near th...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market
Replies: 216
Views: 17654

Re: California abandons plan for LA-SF HSR; air travel continues to rule the market

FL gave up the federal money because it was already a known fact that it was an expensive venture to set up high speed rail in heavily populated areas due to existing infrastructure. If Disney wouldn't come up with the $$ for a stop at Rat World you know most states have even more limited budgets, f...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Large airports without rail links
Replies: 103
Views: 9332

Re: Large airports without rail links

PHL (all terminals) have direct commuter train service to Center City and the suburbs on Septa Regional Rail and depart every 30 mins.

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by PI4EVER
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread
Replies: 159
Views: 24139

Re: What’s next for Silver Airways? - discussion thread

evank516:
Any info or word on loads on DAB-FLL after first couple weeks?
Any way to determine passenger loads specify to the cruise traffic Silver hoped to generate with the flight?

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by PI4EVER
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Waiting for gate access at DFW
Replies: 42
Views: 5853

Re: Waiting for gate access at DFW

It does happen with AA at PHL, DCA and on 2 recent occasions CLT. We departed early, arrived early (oh boy, stats would look good!) but we sat on a remote stand for 39 minutes (PHL), 22 minutes (DCA) and CLT about 15 minutes each. An arrival in PHL last week the ground crew marshalled the plane in t...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET
Replies: 54
Views: 12016

Re: AA kicks off family because of odor MIA-DET

Oy Vey!
Like there aren't Jewish people in Miami/South Florida that AA deals with everyday.
On a television interview I saw the couple were told their denied boarding was the result of "personal hygiene issues."

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by PI4EVER
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir Livery Early 90’s
Replies: 14
Views: 4523

Re: USAir Livery Early 90’s

There were a variety of schemes for several years because of fleet size, new aircraft deliveries between US and PI, retirement of aircraft and the number of airplanes required to fly the merged schedules as of August 1989 when PI was officially merged as US. PSA was merged in 1988 and the aircraft w...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW
Replies: 46
Views: 7926

Re: Winter Storm Eboni Causes Disruptions at IAH and DFW

I use Weather.gov as a no nonsense straightforward accurate forecast for about current to 5 days out.
Simple to use with city name or zip code. Plain language and links for radar and written detailed forecasts.

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by PI4EVER
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines 737 winglets
Replies: 12
Views: 4526

Re: American Airlines 737 winglets

The 737-8MAX has scimitar's as factory fresh deliveries. Just flew on one and survived the potential for a crash, poor service, surly employee attitudes or a delay. Quite the contrary, a very nice flight with great crew, on time operation and a clean, fresh new cabin. At 5'11" my knees were not...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC trip suggestions.
Replies: 9
Views: 764

Re: DC trip suggestions.

I too highly recommend Old Town Alexandria. Check prices for the Embassy Suites since breakfast and evening reception w/drinks and snacks included in your room rate. It is literally across the street from the King Street Metro stop and Amtrak station. You can walk or use the free trolley to reach th...

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by PI4EVER
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Silver (3M) to start DAB-FLL in January
Replies: 61
Views: 5522

Re: Silver (3M) to start DAB-FLL in January

I flew them a couple times from TPA to JAX and was a bit surprised they could not make the JAX market work for them. The fares however were not cheap and although the schedule was timed well and convenient for business travelers, their reliability did suffer. The last flight I flew last year the fli...

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by PI4EVER
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Regional ALB- PHL American eagle
Replies: 10
Views: 5164

Re: Regional ALB- PHL American eagle

I add my Best Wishes for continued success with your treatment. It is an intense life experience. I currently have a spouse undergoing treatment through the Fox Chase Cancer Center in NE Philly so we do our share of travel to and from as well. God speed and safe travels. ALB-PHL is a busy and strong...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight
Replies: 43
Views: 4033

Re: Lack of Cabin Service on Piedmont/American Eagle Flight

I think this was a one off as well, because generally the Piedmont crews are known for good personable service. I've flown them on the Dash 8s out of PHL and received beverage service on every flight with exception of one that was a short BWI-PHL segment that was quite bumpy. The majority of Piedmon...

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by PI4EVER
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports
Replies: 20
Views: 1109

Re: When scheduled Jet Ops started at US airports

March 1967 when PI began Boeing 727-100 jet service to/from Winston-Salem, Asheville and Roanoke.
Those flights transited ATL and LGA where other airlines had previously established jet service.

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by PI4EVER
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours
Replies: 36
Views: 5748

Re: Flight attendant at AA not getting enough hours

This young lady will likely not get much sympathy from this forum of "experts" who know how to make the system work. As a 2 year F/A based in then expensive SFO and later DCA, I worked my butt off to pick up extra trips & I made good money from trades and trip costs I got from my norma...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Y+ from SEA
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: Best Y+ from SEA

Are you sailing from Southampton? If so, arrive in London on Nov 1 to overnight in London or Southampton. The rail and bus transfers takes several hours plus a taxi transfer to the pier. If you are using a cruise line same day transfer from the airport they still will not guarantee your transfer to ...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Y+ from SEA
Replies: 10
Views: 1327

Re: Best Y+ from SEA

The suggestion to consider DY to LGW is a good one; however, I too would consider VS for service and being a part of DL joint venture. I would strongly suggest you consult fare rules and/or speak with a VS reservations agent on ticket value if you only fly one-way. Don't assume you'll get "half...

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by PI4EVER
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Basic Economy Center Seat Preference by airline.
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Basic Economy Center Seat Preference by airline.

On AA the window and aisle passengers may have gotten a last minute upgrade or moved to exit row or MCE seats. I flew recently on AA from PHL and the gate agent assigned me the B seat in exit row and when I boarded discovered the entire row was empty. I moved to the window when the door closed and a...

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by PI4EVER
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one time London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 56
Views: 9190

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

I have family that lives in suburban Philadelphia. A huge craft beer community in nearby DE, MD, NJ and PA. A favorite spot in the Philly area is Manayunk, Lansdale, Doylestown and beyond Center City Philadelphia the Northern Liberties area. Along the coastal areas a vibrant craft beer scene in Ocea...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)
Replies: 32
Views: 3565

Re: Where? (National DC-7 -- 1959-60?)

That is an EA Convair 440 not a Martin 404. Note forward left door open w/integral airstairs Martin's boarded thru the tail. We see the NA DC-7B, EA Electra, DC-7B and CV440. It is hard to distinguish the tall tree behind the Convair as a king palm, but suspect it is a FL airport and likely TPA over...

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by PI4EVER
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SYR-RDU-FAY, June 1993, help with flights
Replies: 1
Views: 461

Re: SYR-RDU-FAY, June 1993, help with flights

You were likely on AA via RDU connecting to an AA Eagle Metroliner on to FAY as AA did fly RDU as a hub city in 1993. US did not fly nonstop between SYR and RDU and would have connected you thru CLT not RDU. You might look at "departedflights.com" as well, and while I found a 1992 US timet...

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by PI4EVER
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12860

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

I just flew on AA last Sat with a cabin pet. A 10 pound dog. I had to show him physically to the AA agent who had to create a "pet record" at the counter. A service animal at a kiosk position beside me was on a lease, wearing a vest and again an agent verified the pet status and paperwork ...

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by PI4EVER
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??
Replies: 102
Views: 6783

Re: Airports with the best one-seat ride to downtown??

PHL has direct access from all terminals on Septa Regional Rail direct to all 3 main train stations in Center City. 30th St Station is the main Amtrak and NJ Transit terminal, and all trains continue thru to Suburban and Jefferson stations. Large train cars with luggage racks. You can buy tickets th...

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by PI4EVER
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 787-9 best economy seat?
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: United 787-9 best economy seat?

Take a look at the cabin layout and comments about specific rows on http://www.seatguru.com. I hope the passenger feedback section on specific seats and rows will be helpful for you. At some point others may comment from their own experience flying the aircraft. SYD is a long ride so important to ge...

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by PI4EVER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018
Replies: 23
Views: 3668

Re: PSA 182 40th Anniversary 9/25/2018

PS lost 38 employees on this flight as operating crew and employees deadheading or non-revenue pass riding to SAN. I was part of the merger transition team in 1988 and 1989 w/US and PS people had never recovered from this tragic accident nor that of PS1771. An employee I heard about was Nikki St. Ge...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ohio lost hubs
Replies: 23
Views: 1796

Re: Ohio lost hubs

PI and US also had a hub by definition in Tampa that included service coast-to-coast. It was not developed further after the 1989 merger, but was part of the original PI service that created the "Piedmont Shuttle" and "Shuttle Link" service by Henson on Dash 8's to feed flights a...

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by PI4EVER
Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?
Replies: 77
Views: 11085

Re: Just How Close Was U.S. Airways to Shutting Down in 2004-2005?

Thank you Flighty for keeping the discussion on topic and not debate any other airline and their unrelated issues. This is about USAirways. Flighty also spoke from obvious experience in some form with US and was right on in his assertion US was near cash starvation and shutdown. It was felt within i...

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