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by ua815
Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates A380 In PHL
Replies: 31
Views: 15051

Emirates A380 In PHL

EK 203 left PHL at 1222 en route to JFK.

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by ua815
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DOT Crew Hours Of Service Q
Replies: 13
Views: 3752

US DOT Crew Hours Of Service Q

Basic question. In the US, the DOT limits the on-duty hours of service for transportation operators. A train crew hits 12 hours in service and the train is stopped in its tracks (sorry) until a relief crew arrives. The same or similar requirement applies to air crews, but I have never heard of a pla...

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by ua815
Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC-10 In PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 4909

RE: NW DC-10 In PHL

Departing back to <acronym title="Green Bay - Austin Straubel International (GRB / KGRB), USA - Wisconsin">GRB</acronym> as <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 9963 Airline Northwest Flight Number 9963 Departure City (Airport) Philadelphia, PA (<acronym title="Philadelphia - Inter...

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by ua815
Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quick Question Regarding PHL
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

RE: Quick Question Regarding PHL

No. E is isolated from the other terminals past security. A future project consolidating D and E will solve that, but for now E is has no post security access to any other terminals.

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by ua815
Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Flight 232
Replies: 17
Views: 7555

RE: UA Flight 232

The crash of <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 232 at Sioux City has a special meaning for me. No, I was not on board, but I have a close connection to the flight and it was an unforgettable day. Ill-fated UA232 on July 19, 1989 was operating <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton...

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by ua815
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US And The 332 Orders
Replies: 44
Views: 8254

RE: US And The 332 Orders

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by ua815
Sat Feb 05, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bush To Scrap Subsidy For Amtrak! (Hooray!)
Replies: 107
Views: 4558

RE: Bush To Scrap Subsidy For Amtrak! (Hooray!)

Too many advocates simply equate Amtrak and US intercity rail service as if one automatically means the other. You want passenger trains? Then you must support Amtrak. I support intercity rail service, but abhor the dysfunctional operation provided by Amtrak. Amtrak as an organization is the epitome...

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by ua815
Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Virgin Atlantic EWR To LHR And Return
Replies: 4
Views: 16318

Virgin Atlantic EWR To LHR And Return

The plan: Leave Saturday, December 18: spend four nights in London for some sightseeing, theatre going, and shopping: return Wednesday, December 22. This trip was a very last minute decision for my wife and me. It was a celebration of sorts and it fulfilled a long time desire to see London at Christ...

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by ua815
Mon Jan 03, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lighters Banned On US Flights?
Replies: 27
Views: 4375

RE: Lighters Banned On US Flights?

You can thank Michael Moore and Fahrenheit 911 for this one. The fact that lighters were permitted was mentioned in the movie as an example of the hypocrisy of airport security. The reason stated in the film for permitting lighters was pressure from the tobacco companies. True or not, I bet that is ...

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by ua815
Sun Jan 02, 2005 11:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amusing Airline/Travel Lingo
Replies: 27
Views: 4506

RE: Amusing Airline/Travel Lingo

This one is not heard much anymore, but a common announcement as a plane reached the gate was: “Please observe the no smoking signs until inside the terminal.” Exactly how is it possible to continue the observe (see) those little indicators on the plane while you are walking up the jetway? Perhaps a...

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by ua815
Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines - All 50 States
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

RE: Airlines - All 50 States

United had a promotion coincident with the 50 state service offering a one year, first class pass to anyone who flew <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> to all fifty states in fifty days (October 28 to December 16, 1984). A total of sixty people fulfilled the challenge. Use of a pass...

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by ua815
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Color NW 742 @ PHL Today
Replies: 36
Views: 7672

RE: New Color NW 742 @ PHL Today

Eagles charter return to <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>: Northwest Flight Number 9977 (NW9977) Departure Airport: Dallas/Ft. Worth, <acronym title="Caribéenne de Transport (France)">TX</acronym> Scheduled Time: 12:42 <acronym title="Aerom...

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by ua815
Fri Nov 12, 2004 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help! PHL-LAX Nov 28?!
Replies: 8
Views: 2139

RE: Help! PHL-LAX Nov 28?!

If it is any consolation, you probably only got that inexpensive fare because you mistakenly booked the later date. Travel on Thanksgiving Day is usually not too bad, but the Sunday after is the busiest Sunday of the year. The low buckets, if they were even offered, were likely long gone. Had you en...

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by ua815
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup
Replies: 7
Views: 3441

RE: Virgin Atlantic @ DTW For Ryder Cup

One of the players said 535am on the broadcast.

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by ua815
Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Frances & Flight Schedules
Replies: 26
Views: 3948

RE: Hurricane Frances & Flight Schedules

Following is a sampling of Florida airport closures from the US Airways website: Ft. Lauderdale (<acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>) - Closed from 10:00 am September 3 through 12:00pm September 5 Miami (<acronym title="Miami - Interna...

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by ua815
Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Zone Boarding 9-1-04
Replies: 7
Views: 4177

US Airways Zone Boarding 9-1-04

Effective 9-1-04, all US and US Express flights will use zone boarding. Following is an e-mail just received. One interesting change: US Silver and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> Premier will NOT be part of the first group. from the e-mail: US Airways year-to-date arrival perfor...

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by ua815
Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Gone From PHX!
Replies: 50
Views: 10584

RE: UAL Gone From PHX!

And, last but not least, you still have US mainline to PHL and CLT.

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by ua815
Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amtrak Acela Any Impact In Northeast?
Replies: 42
Views: 6830

RE: Amtrak Acela Any Impact In Northeast?

My impression is that Acela has been successful from a passenger acceptance standpoint but not to the degree anticipated by Amtrak and high-speed rail advocates. It has retained and maybe even expanded on the previous market share held by the Metroliner between Washington and New York, and has captu...

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by ua815
Mon May 31, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Railway Comp. Has Cooperation With Airlines
Replies: 11
Views: 2765

RE: When Railway Comp. Has Cooperation With Airlines

<i>Amtrak and Continental have a code share agreement between Newark and <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> on select "Acela Express" trains.</i> The Amtrak - <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> codesha...

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by ua815
Thu May 27, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Seinfeld "Airport" Episode
Replies: 26
Views: 5943

RE: Seinfeld "Airport" Episode

Another transportation reference in Jerry’s apartment (on the left wall by the window) is a photograph of the original New York Penn Station (Pennsylvania Railroad). That magnificent structure was demolished in 1963 to make way for the less-than magnificent Madison Square Garden.

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by ua815
Sun May 09, 2004 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 3 LUV Jets To PHL Today!
Replies: 45
Views: 5289

RE: First 3 LUV Jets To PHL Today!

I witnessed the arrival of the three ferry flights by Southwest from the roof-top deck of the E Garage (and provided info to no less than three Philadelphia <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> station video crews who did not know a 737 from an DC7). The aircraft are presently (5/8...

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by ua815
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PHL-BOS RT Via Amtrak Acela And US Airways
Replies: 3
Views: 9085

RE: PHL-BOS RT Via Amtrak Acela And US Airways

I have always had good luck with the US staff at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>. They are sometimes (always?) understaffed and overworked, but generally helpful and friendly. I presume you will be coming in from the UK? If so, you will be...

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by ua815
Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: PHL-BOS RT Via Amtrak Acela And US Airways
Replies: 3
Views: 9085

PHL-BOS RT Via Amtrak Acela And US Airways

The last time I took a totally nonsense joyride was in October, 2001. I am overdue. Way, way overdue. So, joyride it is and March 13 is the day. Since a 12 hour trip for no good reason has limited appeal to the rest of the family, this is a solo venture. The plan is a rail and air one day extravagan...

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by ua815
Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 777 Stuck In Yellowknife
Replies: 51
Views: 13859

RE: United 777 Stuck In Yellowknife

As of 2313 EST 26MAR04 Airline United Flight Number 9937 Departure City (Airport) Yellowknife, <acronym title="Binter Canarias (Spain)">NT</acronym>, Canada (YZF) Departure Time 03/26/2004 06:15 <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> Arrival City (Airport) San Francisco, <acronym title="A...

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by ua815
Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Adding Cities From PHL?
Replies: 32
Views: 3890

RE: WN Adding Cities From PHL?

When I was down at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> last Saturday, the curbside check-in sign for Southwest (already up and illuminated) was at E. Wasn't ATA moved from E to A-East to make room for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">...

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by ua815
Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN On-line Boarding Pass Question
Replies: 6
Views: 4059

WN On-line Boarding Pass Question

Southwest, like most majors, offers on-line boarding passes. You can access and print your pass beginning 12:01am on the day of your flight. Since <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> boarding is staged based on the time you check-in, does printing a boarding pass set your place in...

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by ua815
Mon Feb 02, 2004 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In Philadelphia, Southwest Is Trying The Front Doo
Replies: 33
Views: 4862

RE: In Philadelphia, Southwest Is Trying The Front Doo

Here are some current fare comparisions (plus tax, fees, etc.): US <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> Round Trip $347 to $452: Non-refun...

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by ua815
Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Running 767s ORD-IND, ORD-PHL.
Replies: 46
Views: 5395

RE: UA Running 767s ORD-IND, ORD-PHL.

I remember when <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> was primarily a widebody airline at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>. It was not unusual to see three D10’s lined up at the D concourse heading for <acronym title="Ch...

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by ua815
Tue Dec 09, 2003 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Dumps Expedia Sales
Replies: 38
Views: 3906

US Airways Dumps Expedia Sales

In what appears to be a high-risk game of financial chicken, US Airways has withdrawn the right of on-line agency giant Expedia to book their flights. Reading between the lines, this seams to be an escalation of a simmering feud over fees. The US press release is here: <a href="http://www.usairways....

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by ua815
Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Most Embarrassing Airline Moment
Replies: 48
Views: 8031

RE: Your Most Embarrassing Airline Moment

About 15 years ago my wife, two children, and I were connecting through <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> enroute from <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> to <acronym title="Philadelphi...

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by ua815
Sun Aug 24, 2003 11:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US Airways PHL To SFO Round Trip
Replies: 8
Views: 10153

RE: US Airways PHL To SFO Round Trip

JMChladek: "For somebody who lives in Omaha, how were you able to recognize it exactly. I tend to have a hard time identifying most anything on flights these days, although I did see a nuclear reactor and a wind farm pretty clearly on my last trip, which was <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (...

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by ua815
Sat Aug 23, 2003 11:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US Airways PHL To SFO Round Trip
Replies: 8
Views: 10153

US Airways PHL To SFO Round Trip

My wife and I booked a five night, long-weekend vacation in the San Francisco bay area for some R&R and a Phillies vs. Giants baseball game at Pac Bell Park. Two nights on the Monterey Peninsula would be followed by three in downtown San Francisco. The financial motivation was an expiring $99 compan...

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by ua815
Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaii On UA On Standby In Aug.!
Replies: 9
Views: 4453

RE: Hawaii On UA On Standby In Aug.!

Sorry: I intended to post a new report, not a reply. I'll try that again.

Nice report, by the way.


[Edited 2003-08-23 03:41:40]

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by ua815
Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Been Given A Gift By The Flight Crew?
Replies: 36
Views: 4572

RE: Ever Been Given A Gift By The Flight Crew?

My wife, daughter (then 5), and I were coming back from a vacation on the west coast on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> non-stop <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KP...

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by ua815
Tue Jan 28, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SkyMiles Changes 2003
Replies: 21
Views: 2553

RE: DL SkyMiles Changes 2003

US tried to pull a similar stunt last year (immediately post Chapter 11) by excluding non-refundable fare trips from counting toward elite FF status. They got slammed in the media and with irate e-mails, and pulled back within weeks. DL is probably in a better position to weather the storm than US, ...

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by ua815
Sun Jan 19, 2003 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discontinued Flights You've Taken
Replies: 83
Views: 4945

RE: Discontinued Flights You've Taken

non-stops:

UA AKL-HNL
UA SYD-AKL
UA HNL-ORD
UA SEA-MCI
UA MCI-PHL
AA PHL-RDU (not Eagle)

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by ua815
Tue Jan 14, 2003 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Flight Number Breakdowns
Replies: 21
Views: 5161

RE: Airline Flight Number Breakdowns

With UA, I believe the lower numbered flights (0001 to 0199) are transcons, Hawaii, and other longer-haul domestic flights. The 08XX series are transpacific and South America flights. The 09XX are transatlantic. Everything else is everything else.

I know for a fact that UA 0815 is LAX to SYD.

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by ua815
Sat Jan 11, 2003 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Dropping All AUK Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

RE: UA Dropping All AKL Service

Brain cramp: I mis-coded Aukland (AKL)

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by ua815
Sat Jan 11, 2003 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Dropping All AUK Service
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

UA Dropping All AUK Service

All UA service to Aukland, NZ is being eliminated.

see Crain's Chicago Business at:

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=7602

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by ua815
Wed Jan 08, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First Airline Flight
Replies: 73
Views: 3714

RE: Your First Airline Flight

My first flight was on Eastern. It was a one-stop from 727 PHL to YUL via EWR in July of 1967. I was 19 and decided with a friend that a one-day trip to see Expo 67 in Montreal might be fun (student airfares were dirt cheap back then). The flight from PHL to EWR was great. However, the real event ca...

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by ua815
Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airports / Require Boarding Pass Clear Security
Replies: 31
Views: 3327

RE: US Airports / Require Boarding Pass Clear Security

Showing just your itinerary to pass security was kind of a joke anyway. Our corporate travel agency e-mails itineraries to us in RFT format. You can open these in MS Word and edit anything you want. It would be easy to make up an itinerary, with a travel agent logo and format, for any day, time, air...

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by ua815
Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airports / Require Boarding Pass Clear Security
Replies: 31
Views: 3327

RE: US Airports / Require Boarding Pass Clear Security

>I have a question though. I will be connecting through PIT in July and i don't think i will be passing through security so the boarding pass issue doesnt affect me? It will not affect you for two reasons. First, you will not have to leave the secured area for your connection. Second, you will alrea...

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by ua815
Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airports / Require Boarding Pass Clear Security
Replies: 31
Views: 3327

RE: US Airports / Require Boarding Pass Clear Security

With boarding passes issued prior to security, it seems the workload of the gate agents will drop considerably. At the airports where this has been implemented, has there been reassignment of gate agents to the main check-in area?

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by ua815
Sat Jan 04, 2003 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air A319 To SD From PHL
Replies: 20
Views: 3561

RE: US Air A319 To SD From PHL

>The only thing I didn't like is that they didn't show a movie, just some episodes of Fraiser and some music videos.

US eliminated movies from domestic transcons immediately post 9-11. The movies have been reinstated.

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by ua815
Wed Dec 04, 2002 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which States Are Not Served By USAir?
Replies: 23
Views: 2506

RE: Which States Are Not Served By USAir?

How about Nebraska? As far as I know, they do not serve Omaha.

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by ua815
Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easiest Airport For Arriving Trfc.
Replies: 6
Views: 1856

RE: Easiest Airport For Arriving Trfc.

A completely non-technical opinion might nominate Denver International. Like DFW, it is also bigger than Manhattan Island (Manhattan is not actually that big), but while DFW has all its commercial runways north-south, DEN has three 12000 foot north-south runways, and two 12000 foot east-west runways...

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by ua815
Mon Nov 18, 2002 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: College Football Charters 11/16
Replies: 16
Views: 2866

RE: College Football Charters 11/16

Arizona Cardinals returning from a 38-14 butt-kicking by the Philadelphia "Iggles". Airline America West Flight Number 7523 Departure City (Airport) Philadelphia, PA (PHL) Departure Time 11/17/2002 05:30 PM Arrival City (Airport) Phoenix, AZ (PHX) Arrival Time 11/17/2002 08:14 PM Remaining Flight Ti...

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by ua815
Fri Nov 01, 2002 9:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals
Replies: 23
Views: 6130

RE: US Airport With Most/ Fewest Terminals

Defining a “terminal” as a self-contained facility with it’s own ticketing, security, bag-claim and passenger services, PHL has five terminals. Those are (with the primary tenants) “A” (AA & International), “BC” (US), “D” (UA, CO), “E”...

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by ua815
Sat Oct 26, 2002 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Aborted Takeoff
Replies: 18
Views: 2391

RE: First Aborted Takeoff

My one and only aborted take-off occurred, unbelievably, on the first commercial air flight I ever took. I was 19 and a friend and I thought it would be “neat” to fly from Philadelphia to Montreal for a day trip to visit Expo ’67. We booked a round trip on Eastern with the northbou...

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by ua815
Mon Oct 21, 2002 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sports Charter Flight Oct 18-19
Replies: 32
Views: 3478

RE: Sports Charter Flight Oct 18-19

And the 753 would have provided more room to lick their wounds.

Lets go Iggles!!!

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