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by Stretch 8
Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avios Miles Transfer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

RE: Avios Miles Transfer?

Thanks DAL. What if it is a company ticket and I just want to upgrade to F?

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by Stretch 8
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avios Miles Transfer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Avios Miles Transfer?

I need expert advice, please. I have a pile of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> "Avios" miles. I need to fly to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">...

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by Stretch 8
Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay JFK- HKG Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2897

Cathay JFK- HKG Questions

My niece is flying Cathay Pacific's nonstop from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak Internati...

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by Stretch 8
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Corvette Hits 200 MPH On TX HWY... Legally
Replies: 29
Views: 2996

RE: Corvette Hits 200 MPH On TX HWY... Legally

Mostly Americans responding; a few large-balled German guys, and one brave Brit. I love America and our new Corvette!

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by Stretch 8
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Peter O'Toole Dies At 81
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

RE: Peter O'Toole Dies At 81

It is amazing he lived as long as he did given all the booze he enjoyed with Burton and other pals. Loved him in the very funny "My Favorite Year."

"I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!"

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by Stretch 8
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: London To Hong Kong, British Airways A380, First
Replies: 4
Views: 25569

RE: London To Hong Kong, British Airways A380, First

Most excellent video report. Not sure if I will ever get on the BA380, unless it come to my home airport of <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>. Did you only have two windows at seat 1K? When I last flew in <acronym title="British Airways">BA...

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by Stretch 8
Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South African SA 280: FEB/12: JNB-PER: J Cabin
Replies: 47
Views: 32341

RE: South African SA 280: FEB/12: JNB-PER: J Cabin

Very good report, thank you! I have a fond memory of my trip to <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym> in October 2007; flew on one of the last SAA 744 flights from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo I...

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by Stretch 8
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Flight" Starring Denzel Washington
Replies: 37
Views: 4069

"Flight" Starring Denzel Washington

Has anyone heard any of the "buzz" over the upcoming film "Flight." From the trailer, it appears to be about a functioning alcholoic pilot who miraculously lands a jetliner headded for a horrifc crash.

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by Stretch 8
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA New Service Including IAD-HNL
Replies: 111
Views: 17760

RE: UA New Service Including IAD-HNL

I agree with airbazar's comment; that much time in cattle class on a United flight would be a killer. And you have to pay to eat and drink? Forget it. Eevn though <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> is 20 miles from my house, I would opt for ...

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by Stretch 8
Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Is Your Favorite Baseball Team Off Season Been
Replies: 16
Views: 1973

RE: How Is Your Favorite Baseball Team Off Season Been

For my Detroit Tigers, not too many adjustments are needed. The biggest pick up so far has been Octavio Dotel to help in the late innings for Papa Grande and Benoit. They still need a 2B with a bat. Working on the defector Cespedes, a 5-tool player they would probably stick in CF, moving Ajax to <ac...

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by Stretch 8
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So..My Neighbour Walks Around Naked
Replies: 40
Views: 9616

RE: So..My Neighbour Walks Around Naked

try and find out if he is well-hung.

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by Stretch 8
Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Should There Be More SkyClubs At MSP?
Replies: 6
Views: 4753

RE: Should There Be More SkyClubs At MSP?

Agree with the comment above about <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>/McNamara being designed to order by NWA, and that it was intended as the primary international hub. <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA...

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by Stretch 8
Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Watching "Pan Am" Tonight On ABC?
Replies: 242
Views: 15541

RE: Who's Watching "Pan Am" Tonight On ABC?

The show is unwatcheable. Just awful. It will be gone by January.

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by Stretch 8
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?
Replies: 99
Views: 3188

RE: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?

game 5, Tigers and Yanks. Fister tonight for the Tigers in Game 5, and then they will use Scherzer if necessary. Nova has been impressive all year, but I have the feeling the big Tiger bats are overdue for an outburst.

Go get'em Tigers!

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by Stretch 8
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?
Replies: 99
Views: 3188

RE: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?

If Sabathia is not at the top of his game tonight and the Tigers win, it will be enormous pressure on the rookie Nova for Game 2. On the other hand, if Verlander falters, Fister still get the Game 2 start and has been lights out since he came to Detroit at the waiver wire. Verlander would pitch a Ga...

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by Stretch 8
Thu Sep 29, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?
Replies: 99
Views: 3188

RE: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?

Tigers in 4 over the Yanks.

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by Stretch 8
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?
Replies: 99
Views: 3188

RE: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?

"We're all behind our baseball team, go get'em Tigers!!!"

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by Stretch 8
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Watching "Pan Am" Tonight On ABC?
Replies: 242
Views: 15541

RE: Who's Watching "Pan Am" Tonight On ABC?

If it's only going to be about the too-young captain, FO and stews screwing in phony depictions of Paris and Rome, I am already done. Prediction: it won't survive for an entire season. The French stew has a great smile.

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by Stretch 8
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?
Replies: 99
Views: 3188

RE: Last Week Of MLB. How's Your Team Done?

I think my Detroit Tigers will get it done. Finishing ahead (or tying) <acronym title="Caribéenne de Transport (France)">TX</acronym> means we would host the ALDS against (probably) Boston. I also think Verlander pitching Game 1, and then Fister in Game 2, will be a touhg match-up for the Red Sox. G...

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by Stretch 8
Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA Club World Sleeper Service: IAD-LHR (w/pics)
Replies: 13
Views: 26716

RE: BA Club World Sleeper Service: IAD-LHR (w/pics)

Fraser - good, succinct report. You are such an old hand at this. Also love the reference to the "Flying Youth Hostel," all they need are unisex showers!

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by Stretch 8
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Original HA 5-0 Series Dano (James MacArthur) Dies
Replies: 9
Views: 3815

RE: Original HA 5-0 Series Dano (James MacArthur) Dies

At the start of the new 5-0 last night on CBS, there was a brief tribute to Mr. MacArthur, dsecribed as "the Original Dan-O." Nice touch. R.I.P.

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by Stretch 8
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Wide-Body International Flight
Replies: 119
Views: 9792

RE: Your First Wide-Body International Flight

Okay, I will probably be the oldest reference: a BOAC 747-100 from <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> (via Boston), August, 1972, with my Dad. That was so lon...

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by Stretch 8
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA New First: London-Washington (w/pics+vid)
Replies: 18
Views: 33180

RE: BA New First: London-Washington (w/pics+vid)

As usual, a top notch report by one of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s best customers. You know what? I agree with the point about the window tretament in the new F layout. It impedes the view below. I recall a trip last year in a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 744, to...

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by Stretch 8
Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: South African SA 227: 10/FEB/10: EZE-JNB: J Cabin
Replies: 32
Views: 33326

RE: South African SA 227: 10/FEB/10: EZE-JNB: J Cabin

This report was most informative for me. I have flown SAA exactly 4 times; all on a trip from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> to <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym> and back, in 2007. Flew from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGL...

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by Stretch 8
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is UA More Expensive Than SAA?
Replies: 1
Views: 5116

Why Is UA More Expensive Than SAA?

Check this out: In searching fares on the United and South African Airways websites; same route, same aircraft (an SAA flight on the ass-flatening <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-DKK-<acronym title="Johannesburg - OR Tambo International (...

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by Stretch 8
Tue Jan 12, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BA First: Washington Dulles - London (w/pics)
Replies: 16
Views: 20731

RE: BA First: Washington Dulles - London (w/pics)

Fraser: Thanks for this report, top-notch as usual. As you may recall, I flew <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Dubrovnik (- Cilipi) (DBV / LDDU),...

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by Stretch 8
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My African Adventure (ADL-PER-JNB-BUQ-DUR; Pics)
Replies: 27
Views: 16773

RE: My African Adventure (ADL-PER-JNB-BUQ-DUR; Pics)

Springbok: Excellent report, enjoyed it very much. I visited <acronym title="South African Airways">SA</acronym> in Oct/Nov, 2007, flew one leg of tip on the SAA Star Alliance A346 in your photos above. An amazing country, hope to visit along soon. On a related note, looking forward to the Clint Eas...

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by Stretch 8
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DBV:What's Going On?
Replies: 0
Views: 3642

DBV:What's Going On?

I made a trip last month into/out of Dubrovnik airport (TR is in process). On my last visit in May of 2007, I enjoyed a newish terminal with a much improved departure area. On my trip this time, the arrival was okay, but on the return journey, it appeared that the newish terminal departure areaa was...

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by Stretch 8
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Death, Decay, And Detroit
Replies: 101
Views: 12830

RE: Death, Decay, And Detroit

Doc: I hear you. I grew up in Birmingham, still visit with my brother and his family in Bloomfield Hills in the summer time. It has never been this bad in <acronym title="DAS Air Limited (Kenya)">SE</acronym> Michigan (and it was never the same following the first oil embargo in 1973). The city area...

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by Stretch 8
Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: YouTube Us Your Favourite Airline Ad!
Replies: 37
Views: 8153

RE: YouTube Us Your Favourite Airline Ad!

The United Airlines animated spots are all wonderful, but this one is the best: "The Rose"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X68hA9CDuEg

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by Stretch 8
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAD - Connecting Time
Replies: 11
Views: 10884

RE: IAD - Connecting Time

The only two true varaibles here are weather delays leaving Geneva (not likely) and coming/goign from Dulles; and the "bucked up" <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> customs and immigration (C&I) process. Everytime I come through <acronym tit...

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by Stretch 8
Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: UK PSA On Texting While Driving
Replies: 5
Views: 2769

UK PSA On Texting While Driving

Yesterday afternoon on CNN here in the States, CNN was running a story on the UK Public Service Announcement (<acronym title="Pisa - San Giusto / Galileo Galilei (PSA / LIRP), Italy">PSA</acronym>) on the dangers of texting while driving. I watched the full video on You Tube; while a bit over the to...

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by Stretch 8
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: From LGW To LHR On NatExpress Coach
Replies: 8
Views: 7483

From LGW To LHR On NatExpress Coach

Here is the scenario: Arriving late in the evening (23:10) on a Friday flight into <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>. Need to get to my hotel at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and rest up for flight back to the...

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by Stretch 8
Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tonight's (7/24) BA292 IAD-LHR - Ngcw?
Replies: 5
Views: 5336

RE: Tonight's (7/24) BA292 IAD-LHR - Ngcw?

AABB77, let us know how the flight goes, also, status of new Gallaries lounge at IAD.

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by Stretch 8
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Advice On Overnight LGW Or LHR
Replies: 3
Views: 5340

Advice On Overnight LGW Or LHR

Here's the situation: arriving late on a Friday evening (after 23:00) at <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> on a <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> flight; next flight is <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> across the pond the next morni...

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by Stretch 8
Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB 09 At He All-Star Break
Replies: 19
Views: 2288

MLB 09 At He All-Star Break

My Detroit Tigers have been in 1st place for two months, and have been getting it done with pitching (Verlander-Jackson) and defense (Inge-Granderson). Those 4 players are also on the <acronym title="Skyway Airlines (USA) and Transaviaexport Cargo Airline (Belarus)">AL</acronym> all-star team. It's ...

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by Stretch 8
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michael Jackson Memorial Service
Replies: 30
Views: 2714

RE: Michael Jackson Memorial Service

I think the best part was when his brother Jermaine sang that great old Charlie Chaplin song "Smile."

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by Stretch 8
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Paris & Prince Michael Jackson
Replies: 58
Views: 5950

RE: Paris & Prince Michael Jackson

Which one did he dangle over the Berlin hotel balcony?

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by Stretch 8
Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: N. Korea May Launch Missile At Hawaii On July 4th
Replies: 119
Views: 6989

RE: N. Korea May Launch Missile At Hawaii On July 4th

In the event of such a launch, the complete desctruction of the North Korean nuclear and missle capability is an option that must be considered. Enough of these motherfuckers.

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by Stretch 8
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2009 Stanley Cup: PIT Vs DET
Replies: 343
Views: 9104

RE: The 2009 Stanley Cup: PIT Vs DET

Pittsburgh isn't really a major sports town,save perhaps for the football team. It doesn't even have all four major professional sports represented (too many thick-bodied crackers to support an NBA franchise).

GO WINGS!

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by Stretch 8
Thu May 28, 2009 1:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The 2009 Stanley Cup: PIT Vs DET
Replies: 343
Views: 9104

RE: The 2009 Stanley Cup: PIT Vs DET

The Big Red Machine in Six.

"Resistance is futile."

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by Stretch 8
Sat May 23, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAD To JNB Via DXB:
Replies: 13
Views: 4918

RE: IAD To JNB Via DXB:

Thanks for the tips lads. Qatar direct from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, even in cattle class, is around $1,600. For some reason, Emirates from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> is much less...

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by Stretch 8
Thu May 21, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MLB At The Quarter Pole: How's Your Team Doing
Replies: 32
Views: 3191

RE: MLB At The Quarter Pole: How's Your Team Doing

The Tigers are atop the A.L. Central, thanks mostly to pitching and defense. Dontrelle Willis appears to be back, and Jeremy Bonderman will rejoin the team next week. They will join Verlander, who is averaging 10 SOs per game, Jackson (great trade from Tampa) and 20-year old rookie Rick Porcello, wh...

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by Stretch 8
Thu May 21, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: IAD To JNB Via DXB:
Replies: 13
Views: 4918

IAD To JNB Via DXB:

I am planning a trip in late September to South Africa (second visit). On my last trip, I flew <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Johannesburg - O....

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by Stretch 8
Wed May 20, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA's Move At IAD
Replies: 5
Views: 4162

RE: BA's Move At IAD

Okay, whatever, C/D is a real dump. When is UA moving out?

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by Stretch 8
Sat May 09, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA's Move At IAD
Replies: 5
Views: 4162

BA's Move At IAD

The other evening, following a flight home from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>, I was walking the deserte...

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by Stretch 8
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would You Hit It? April 2009
Replies: 69
Views: 33655

RE: Would You Hit It? April 2009

I can almost hear the urgent, rythmic, "thwap-thwap-thwap" of my doo-dads against the nether regions of any of these lovely girls.

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by Stretch 8
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL Playoffs Are Here!
Replies: 121
Views: 4109

RE: NHL Playoffs Are Here!

The Caps are finished. No team in the east (including Boston) will beat <acronym title="Southern Air Transport (USA) and Freedom Air International (New Zealand)">SJ</acronym> or the Wings in the Finals. The Big Red Machine rolls to another Cup for Hockeytown . . . deal with it, resistence is futile.

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by Stretch 8
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WT Plus Cabin On BA's 744s
Replies: 9
Views: 5779

WT Plus Cabin On BA's 744s

In late 07 I flew on one of <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>'s 744s configured with the new <acronym title="Air Marshall Islands">CW</acronym> product, albeit I was in <acronym title="Nigeria Airways">WT</acronym>+. I thought it was interesting that the <acronym title="Nigeria Airways">...

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by Stretch 8
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Susan Boyle On Britains Got Talent
Replies: 107
Views: 6256

RE: Susan Boyle On Britains Got Talent

By the way, I see the British show has not one, but TWO short, annoying and unfunny co-hosts. They are akin to clones of Hamster on "Top Gear." Do you grow these little blokes on trees in the UK?

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