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by FrequentFlier
Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VS JFK-LHR-JFK Part Two
Replies: 7
Views: 5721

RE: VS JFK-LHR-JFK Part Two

My parents absolutely loved the new suites especially my mom, who hates flying. Every Upper Class passenger actually received a letter on their seat from Sir Richard himself talking about the suites and how excited the company is to be testing out such new technology and how problems are being worke...

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by FrequentFlier
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VS JFK-LHR-JFK Part Two
Replies: 7
Views: 5721

VS JFK-LHR-JFK Part Two

<b>In London</b> London was nothing less than amazing, exceeding every one of my expectations. Among other things, some of the things I had the opportunity to see were Harrods (we stayed two blocks away), the Tower of London, the Tate Modern, British Museum, London Transport Museum, National Gallery...

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by FrequentFlier
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VS JFK-LHR-JFK Part One
Replies: 4
Views: 5289

VS JFK-LHR-JFK Part One

<b>Background</b> My family and I decided to travel to Europe for our spring vacation, spending most time in London but also travelling to Paris via the Eurostar for one day. Due to some strategically collected Amex points, we were able to book on Upper Class and Premium Economy (my parents on the f...

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by FrequentFlier
Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying Virgin From JFK-LHR
Replies: 1
Views: 2935

Flying Virgin From JFK-LHR

I'm about to embark on a trip to London and am wondering what to expect in terms of the air service. Here are the details: Virgin Premium Economy <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / E...

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by FrequentFlier
Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Pairs With The Best Passengers
Replies: 27
Views: 5035

RE: City Pairs With The Best Passengers

I really like NYC-CHI.

Most passengers are business and carry on, thus eliminating baggage problems which is more than nice.

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by FrequentFlier
Wed Feb 25, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City Pairs With The Worst Passengers
Replies: 113
Views: 11787

RE: City Pairs With The Worst Passengers

Oh please, every culture has something equivalent to kvetching. I love the "I have a friend who's ___ race/religion comments too..." Anyway, yes, NYC-South Florida flights are AWFUL. Let me give everyone a tip though. On a recent trip from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Id...

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's European Network From JFK
Replies: 73
Views: 5420

RE: Delta's European Network From JFK

Just to comment on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>'s <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> terminals... I just flew from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA...

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Feb 12, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Amazing Thing Seen From Window
Replies: 89
Views: 11347

RE: Most Amazing Thing Seen From Window

Just a few selections: -The entire length of Manhattan Island including Ground Zero, Times Square, etc. lit up at night. -The Grand Canyon -Fireworks off the coast of Staten Island -The Chicago Loop after takeoff from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</...

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by FrequentFlier
Sun Feb 08, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christianity
Replies: 107
Views: 19270

RE: AA Pilot Asks Passengers To Discuss Christianity

What this pilot did is highly unprofessional. The job of a pilot is to fly the freaking plane, not to preach. And don't even try and say that this is the same thing as people saying "Merry Christmas." The two are completely different. And even without the religion aspect, the pilot was wrong in brin...

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Jan 06, 2004 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Takes NYC By Storm
Replies: 20
Views: 2671

Song Takes NYC By Storm

I recently had a chance to visit the Song store in SoHo in Manhattan. I was extremely impressed. Even though the store was temporary (I'm pretty sure it just closed), it sent a strong message to New York City: There's a new hip carrier in town. NYC has become a JetBlue town and Song knew that they w...

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Drop The Ball On NYC By Avoiding JFK?
Replies: 74
Views: 5755

RE: Southwest Drop The Ball On NYC By Avoiding JFK?

Why do New Yorkers say that <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> is out of the way? Because it is! Except for a few locations, such as the south shore of Long Island and Brooklyn, <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy In...

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by FrequentFlier
Sun Nov 23, 2003 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Funny Thing Happened On This Jetblue Flight...
Replies: 95
Views: 18585

RE: A Funny Thing Happened On This Jetblue Flight.

Great story!

As for the race issue...who gives a shit?

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by FrequentFlier
Sun Nov 02, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight Drinking Age
Replies: 26
Views: 11079

Inflight Drinking Age

I know this question has been answered before but I couldn't find it in the search: With international carriers out of the US, what is the drinking age on board. For example, Virgin out of <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>...

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by FrequentFlier
Fri Oct 24, 2003 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just In, Congress Votes To Lift Cuba Travel Ban
Replies: 44
Views: 4552

RE: Just In, Congress Votes To Lift Cuba Travel Ban

This is an encouraging development in what has become a case of ridiculous animosity between two neighbors. Nothing good will come out of a Bush veto, but then again, not much good has come out of the presidency so far. I have a question: If a US citizen "illegally" travels to Cuba via Mexico or Can...

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Oct 07, 2003 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Equal Time, Article On 5 Worst US Airports.
Replies: 10
Views: 3529

RE: Equal Time, Article On 5 Worst US Airports.

I can't believe how much this guy bashed the NYC airports. <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>: Yes, the terminals are not exactly works of art and the delays can be really bad. But the airport has gotten a LOT better. The US Airways terminal is really n...

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by FrequentFlier
Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Terminal At JFK?
Replies: 12
Views: 5422

RE: TWA Terminal At JFK?

I would, personally, fail to shed a tear if <acronym title="Tavrey (Ukraine)">T6</acronym> was torn down. Yes, it might have been architecturally grand at the time, but it is now a very outdated terminal, especially the airside portion. <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym>, on the oth...

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by FrequentFlier
Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Traffic Rebounds With Jetblue. New Terminal?
Replies: 29
Views: 6770

RE: JFK Traffic Rebounds With Jetblue. New Termina

Wow...<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> from Danbury is really far. <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and the PA are crazy for not having alread...

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by FrequentFlier
Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aiports Most In Need Of Overhaul
Replies: 62
Views: 7680

RE: Aiports Most In Need Of Overhaul

LaGuardia leads off my list. While the US Airways terminal is very nice, the Delta/NW Terminal needs a lot of work, as do the Central Terminal concourses, which have low ceilings, narrow passages and poor concessions. The Central Terminal airside, however, has been nicely renovated. <acronym title="...

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Aug 12, 2003 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Gives Port Authority Ultimatum
Replies: 9
Views: 3324

JetBlue Gives Port Authority Ultimatum

According to a report in Crane's, JetBlue's chief David Neeleman said that JetBlue will table its expansion plans at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> if the Port Authority does not give the airline the go-ahead for a term...

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by FrequentFlier
Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Ever Met Any Rich & Famous People Aboard?
Replies: 92
Views: 11933

RE: Anybody Ever Met Any Rich & Famous People Aboard?

I met Dennis Scott (NBA player) on a flight one time.

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Letter From City Of Chicago Regarding Meigs Field
Replies: 11
Views: 3999

RE: Letter From City Of Chicago Regarding Meigs Field

Come on. First Chicago tears up Meigs then they make Soldiers Field into a spaceship. I was recently visiting the city and saw the torn up airport. What a shame that one of the country's best general aviation airports had to be so thoughtlessly destroyed.

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by FrequentFlier
Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders Embraer!
Replies: 156
Views: 15944

RE: JetBlue Orders Embraer!

Could JetBlue use these new a/c to move into smaller northeast markets currently served only by US Express? With US Airways in turmoil, could this be part of a strategy to create some competition in the traditionally US Airways dominated northeast market?

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by FrequentFlier
Mon Jun 09, 2003 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Aviation Movie Scene
Replies: 44
Views: 5089

RE: Worst Aviation Movie Scene

I have to disagree about Top Gun- Yes I know that there are some obvious issues like not being able to show the exact planes that should have been used, but for the most part, it is probably one of the most aviation-accurate movies out there. Also, Air Force One might be a bit cheezy, but at least t...

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song To Los Angeles; Check Out Thier Route Map
Replies: 79
Views: 7285

RE: Song To Los Angeles; Check Out Thier Route Map

Wow, Song's route map looks just a bit like JetBlue's... I think that Song, on the surface, is a great idea. Passengers young and old, business and leisure, want flying to be a painless experience, and a multitude of diversions doesn't hurt. My doubt, though, is in the economic side of Song's operat...

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by FrequentFlier
Fri May 30, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could JetBlue Work On Traditional Shuttle Routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 3498

Could JetBlue Work On Traditional Shuttle Routes?

JetBlue has not even touched traditional shuttle routes in the northeast as of yet (<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">...

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Apr 15, 2003 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airport Restaurants
Replies: 40
Views: 3480

RE: Favorite Airport Restaurants

Mirrodie:

Figs is in the LGA Central Terminal in the "new" shopping area downstairs. There are some nice view of the tarmac and some very good food. Figs serves gourmet food that has been highly acclaimed.

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Apr 03, 2003 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Airport Cities.
Replies: 53
Views: 3260

RE: Three Airport Cities.

Brons2: EWR is a New York airport and is closer to NYC than ISP.

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by FrequentFlier
Mon Mar 31, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Airport Cities.
Replies: 53
Views: 3260

RE: Three Airport Cities.

The NYC metro area has 6 commercial airports. There are <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>, <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>, and <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlew...

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by FrequentFlier
Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airlines DON'T Have Aircraft In Storage?
Replies: 35
Views: 5858

RE: Which Airlines DON'T Have Aircraft In Storage?

As they are still taking delivery of new aircraft, JetBlue has no aircraft to my knowledge in storage.

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by FrequentFlier
Wed Mar 26, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Goofy Pilot Announcements
Replies: 51
Views: 15549

RE: Goofy Pilot Announcements

Not really a funny pilot announcement, but rather one from an flight attendant. On a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> flight from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (L...

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Mar 18, 2003 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Is Better LGA Or JFK
Replies: 32
Views: 6311

RE: Who Is Better LGA Or JFK

The <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> terminal is being mothballed? If that is true, which i doubt, it would be quite a waste since the midfield concourse is pretty much complete. In terms of convinience to most of the tri-state area, <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / ...

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 3
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

RE: EWR Terminal 3

Oh. Whoops.

Yes, I mean Terminal C, assuming that that is the one that CO houses most of its flights in.

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Terminal 3
Replies: 4
Views: 2274

EWR Terminal 3

I'm going to be at <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> later this week and would appreciate some advice from anyone who knows Terminal 3 well on: -How it compares to other NYC terminals -Presidents Club locations/services -Shops -Restaurants -...

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by FrequentFlier
Mon Feb 24, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JetBlue Flight 59 JFK-MCO (Lots Of Pics!)
Replies: 20
Views: 14754

RE: JetBlue Flight 59 JFK-MCO (Lots Of Pics!)

JetBlue uses airstairs through the rear door at JFK only when flights are seriously delayed and the weather permits.

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by FrequentFlier
Sun Feb 09, 2003 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To Spain/Spanish Airports
Replies: 15
Views: 3203

RE: Flying To Spain/Spanish Airports

Have an awesome time <i> en España </i>! I went to Spain (the northern half though) about 5 years ago. Barajas isn't the nicest airport I've ever been to, but it was adequate. I didn't notice many spotting locations in the terminal, but I'm sure that there are plenty around the perimeter. Spain is a...

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by FrequentFlier
Sun Feb 09, 2003 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL In Full Spotter Lockdown.
Replies: 52
Views: 4661

RE: FLL In Full Spotter Lockdown.

This isn't surprising. We are under an orange alert. That means that a terrorist attack is very likely. So don't complain that airports are more secure. We all have to roll with the punches, and that might mean giving up some activities which could compromise national security. This is in the best i...

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Feb 06, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could JetBlue Succeed At Other NY Area Airports?
Replies: 5
Views: 3962

Could JetBlue Succeed At Other NY Area Airports?

With Song making an appearance soon at all three major NY area airports, JetBlue will be at a serious disadvantage in New York in terms of location. LGA is much closer than JFK to Westchester County, Manhattan in general, much of Queens, some of Long Island, and Connecticut. EWR is (obviously) much ...

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Feb 06, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Article: America's Worst Flights
Replies: 49
Views: 5309

RE: Article: America's Worst Flights

JFK-FLL isn't much better (if at all) than LGA-PBI. Read my trip report, A Blue Christmas, to find out why (hehehe). RayChuang: You have a serious attitude problem. Before you make some dumbass racist comment like the one you just did, consider your audience. Jewish people aren't that bad NOWADAYS? ...

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtrain JFK? Any News?
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

RE: Airtrain JFK? Any News?

The CTA loop was to be open already?

I was just at JFK a month ago and the CTA stations were not close to 100% yet.

The AirTrain will, I'm sure, go on since so much time and effort has been put into the system already.

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Feb 04, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Aircraft Fly Over Your House?
Replies: 49
Views: 46929

RE: How Many Aircraft Fly Over Your House?

I get a fair amount of small traffic headed into HPN. Usually, there are quite a bit of US Airways Express Dash-8s, but the number has seemed to have dwindled lately. There are the occasional Comair CRJs and Lear Jets, but mostly small props. At night, there is traffic from EWR outbound to Europe ov...

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by FrequentFlier
Sun Feb 02, 2003 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Space Shuttle Columbia Crisis
Replies: 339
Views: 36690

RE: Space Shuttle Columbia Crisis

I don't consider myself a conspiracy theorist, but there are some alarming coincidences here. January 27, 19??: Apollo aircraft burns on launchpad January 28, 1986: Challenger explodes on launch February 1, 2003: Columbia explodes on descent All three of these took place during the Aquarius Zodiac p...

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by FrequentFlier
Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should JetBlue Be Afraid Of "Song" By Delta?
Replies: 89
Views: 10885

RE: Should JetBlue Be Afraid Of "Song" By Delta?

JetBlue operates an almost strict hub and spoke system. There are two "focus cities," which are really hubs, at JFK and LGB. The only exception to the rule is IAD, which has several flights a day to and from FLL, OAK and LGB.

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by FrequentFlier
Fri Jan 31, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should JetBlue Be Afraid Of "Song" By Delta?
Replies: 89
Views: 10885

RE: Should JetBlue Be Afraid Of "Song" By Delta?

I would like to respond to certain points made above. 1: David Neeleman does fly on JetBlue weekly (at least) and he also works every job basically except maybe for captain or first officer quite frequently. He is in tune with his employees. 2: There IS a union issue here. DL may not have many union...

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by FrequentFlier
Thu Jan 30, 2003 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should JetBlue Be Afraid Of "Song" By Delta?
Replies: 89
Views: 10885

RE: Should JetBlue Be Afraid Of "Song" By Delta?

Song will in no way kill JetBlue. JetBlue has too strong of a reputation to be shot down by such a ridiculous business plan. Song is basically a carbon copy of JetBlue with one problem. As far as I know, all of the employees will be unionized and will, therefore, have certain demands such as pay sca...

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by FrequentFlier
Sun Jan 26, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NW--FLL-MSP-SEA Half In F-class
Replies: 17
Views: 4821

RE: NW--FLL-MSP-SEA Half In F-class

My parents have done that before and will again. There's nothing wrong with having your kids sit back in coach. Why should young children be spoiled with First when they can't fully appreciate it anyway? When I went in First as a 10 year old or so I really didn't appreciate it. Now that I'm a hell o...

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by FrequentFlier
Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FLL-PHL, US #1776, A321 First Class (LONG)
Replies: 10
Views: 6255

RE: FLL-PHL, US #1776, A321 First Class (LONG)

I had heard from somewhere that JetBlue took a different routing over the Atlantic to FL because of some kind of money-saving thing, but I guess that isn't true.

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by FrequentFlier
Fri Jan 24, 2003 12:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FLL-PHL, US #1776, A321 First Class (LONG)
Replies: 10
Views: 6255

RE: FLL-PHL, US #1776, A321 First Class (LONG)

While normally I would laugh at you about the Eagles losing, I have no right to do so in this case since my Jets lost the week before. Doesn't it suck to be out of the playoffs? Nice report-I didn't know that airlines other than JetBlue used the routing to and from FLL that kind of hugs the coast an...

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Jan 21, 2003 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Fly To HVN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

RE: Delta To Fly To HVN?

Southwest into Southern CT would be amazing. The New York area is probably one of their least-served regions (except for Islip) and a move into HVN would be HUGE for them.

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Jan 21, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airborne DirecTV Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

RE: Airborne DirecTV Question

I know that JetBlue cannot operate LiveTV when they are over water en route to and from San Juan, so I imagine that service over the Pacific would likewise be impossible.

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by FrequentFlier
Tue Jan 21, 2003 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Fly To HVN?
Replies: 21
Views: 3299

RE: Delta To Fly To HVN?

BDR as a commercial airport won't work I live in Fairfield County, about halfway between BDR and HPN, an hour from NYC, and the people who live in those towns that Jcs17 mentioned would not use BDR over the New York airports. Service to BDR would obviously be with a very small aircraft to a hub airp...

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