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by spokemd
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 5387

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

Domestically I've done 5 flights to get from DCA-OAK. The routing was DCA-EWR-SYR-CLE-IAH-OAK. For a shorter trip, I used to do DCA-CLE-DTW-MKE quite frequently when Continental and Northwest were in the same alliance.

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by spokemd
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 431 at SJU (9/6)
Replies: 151
Views: 21738

Re: Delta 431 approaching SJU right now

Hat's off to Delta for getting folks out of there.

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by spokemd
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign
Replies: 103
Views: 10324

Re: ONT unveils new branding, launches marketing campaign

Didn't BWI Airport use something like Easy Come, Easy Go before?

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by spokemd
Wed May 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 4766

Re: Proximity of major airports

Since this thread has devolved into including all airports why not: PWM-MHT-BOS-PVD-BDL-HPN-LGA-JFK-EWR-ISP-PHL-ACY-BWI-IAD-DCA. Top that! :)

Last edited by izbtmnhd on 24 May 2017 14:12, edited 2 times in total.

Add Richmond onto the end of that.

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by spokemd
Fri May 19, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Metropolitan Airways?
Replies: 57
Views: 8267

Re: Metropolitan Airways?

How about a Kickstarter campaign to start A.net Airlines. See who can be more successful A.Net, Metropolitan or Baltia/US Global?

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by spokemd
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 73
Views: 9327

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

I wish I knew for sure but I think Air France had service from Paris to Chicago O'Hare via Montreal on a 747. This would have been approximately 1978. I don't know about and passenger rights on the Montreal - Chicago sector. I certainly wish I had kept a log of my flights back then. IIRC The flight ...

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by spokemd
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start LGW to EZE in late 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 7895

Re: Norwegian start LGW to EZE in late 2017

So Norwegian will eventually be able to provide its own connections on each end of the route, once it gets is Argentine airline up and running. Amazing.

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by spokemd
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Solo Travel Tips for NYC?
Replies: 26
Views: 1573

Re: Solo Travel Tips for NYC?

I recommend the Cloisters Museum. I try to visit every trip to the city.

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by spokemd
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions/Rumors for 2017
Replies: 78
Views: 11211

Re: Predictions/Rumors for 2017

FI and WW will merge and change their name to Cod Air. A.net will ban fish jokes. Serious prediction, actually more a wish, Norwegian will announce more destinations from BWI. Com'on BCN.

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by spokemd
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite inflight meal...
Replies: 32
Views: 3073

Re: Your favorite inflight meal...

Back in 1982 or 1983, I had steak in coach on Continental. Dessert was Hagen-Dazs ice cream. This was back when the airlines had $99 anywhere fares and I flew DCA-IAH-ORD roundtrip. At the time, there were double or triple miles so the roundtrip netted me a free weekend car rental. For a college stu...

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by spokemd
Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian increases LGW-US in 2017
Replies: 45
Views: 8000

Re: Norwegian increases LGW-US in 2017

I wish they would start BWI-Europe service.

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by spokemd
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Meigs field were still open......
Replies: 42
Views: 6110

Re: If Meigs field were still open......

I wonder if Porter would be flying to Meigs if it were open. Did it ever have Customs and Immigration facilities?

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by spokemd
Fri Nov 25, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hatchet job on Spirit Airlines
Replies: 53
Views: 10879

Re: Hatchet job on Spirit Airlines

"This post from The Huffington Post Contributor Platform is no longer available on our site."

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by spokemd
Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airlines as a child
Replies: 34
Views: 2491

Re: Favorite Airlines as a child

Growing up near Chicago in the 60s and 70s, I remember the Ecuatoriana ticket office in the city. Why I liked it so much, I can't say but it has stuck with me all these years. The other airline is North Central. I remember that there was a North Central pilot that lived on my paper route and seeing ...

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by spokemd
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Shuttle’s UK division denied interim flying permit from US DOT
Replies: 19
Views: 5540

Re: Norwegian Air Shuttle’s UK division denied interim flying permit from US DOT

Could this have anything to do with the status of the UK since the Brexit vote?

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by spokemd
Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Pre Clearance On US-Canada Flights?
Replies: 65
Views: 13368

RE: Why No Pre Clearance On US-Canada Flights?

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by spokemd
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To Start 737 Ops To Hawaii
Replies: 89
Views: 24502

RE: DL To Start 737 Ops To Hawaii

UA's flights from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to Kona are on 738/739 right now. I'm booked on <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX...

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by spokemd
Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK
Replies: 127
Views: 30898

RE: Worst Airport Code Ever: FCK

Too bad there isn't a Canadian airport with the code YOU.

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by spokemd
Fri Nov 27, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 110
Views: 8936

RE: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown

Kingscote Airport (IATA: KGC, ICAO: YKSC) on Kangaroo Island in Australia

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by spokemd
Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HK Express Plans Guam And Saipan In 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

RE: HK Express Plans Guam And Saipan In 2016

It will be interesting to see how UA responds.

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by spokemd
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus To BDL, LAX and EWR
Replies: 67
Views: 16077

Aer Lingus To BDL, LAX and EWR

If I remember correctly, catering was an issue for the <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">...

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by spokemd
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sleeping At ATH
Replies: 10
Views: 3162

RE: Sleeping At ATH

Try SleepingInAirports.net

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/europe/athens.htm

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by spokemd
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Report: UAL A380 Order From Skymark Part 2
Replies: 79
Views: 23978

RE: Report: UAL A380 Order From Skymark Part 2

To me, the quote sounded like United is just waiting for a better price for the A-380s. The ball is in Airbus's court and I expect that there will be exciting news from the Paris Air Show. This could be United's big chance to distinguish itself from American, Delta and some of the Asian carriers in ...

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by spokemd
Mon May 04, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The Better Air On The 787 Making A Difference
Replies: 53
Views: 14169

RE: Is The Better Air On The 787 Making A Difference

I've had two trans-Atlantic 787-800 flights, <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> and <acronym title="Warsaw - Okecie / Frederic Chopin (WAW / EPW...

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by spokemd
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Discover Dulles' Aer Lingus IAD Inaugural Event
Replies: 7
Views: 3714

RE: 'Discover Dulles' Aer Lingus IAD Inaugural Event

I got my invitation overnight. Hoping the weather is good and an on-time arrival.

spokemd

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by spokemd
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air A321 Features New Livery
Replies: 44
Views: 11007

RE: WOW Air A321 Features New Livery

Almost reminds me of the Braniff planes -- the end of the plain plane.

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by spokemd
Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F/A Without Passport Results In Cancelled Flight
Replies: 38
Views: 14868

RE: F/A Without Passport Results In Cancelled Flight

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by spokemd
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Are You Flying To For Christmas
Replies: 19
Views: 3066

RE: Where Are You Flying To For Christmas

As an early Christmas present, I got a trip to London. Being an A-nutter, I had to try at least one new airplane and at least one new airline. Never having been on the 787, I got to fly on the 787-800 from two different airlines and quite possibly my last ride on a 737-400. <acronym title="Washingto...

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by spokemd
Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Cleared To Enter UK Air Space...
Replies: 15
Views: 3544

RE: Santa Cleared To Enter UK Air Space...

I'd like to see his Customs declaration form.

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by spokemd
Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LOT Transatlantic Service
Replies: 1
Views: 2001

LOT Transatlantic Service

Hi, I'll be flying LOT from <acronym title="Warsaw - Okecie / Frederic Chopin (WAW / EPWA), Poland">WAW</acronym> to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> in coach in mid-December. What can I expect in terms of meal and other in-flight amenities? ...

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by spokemd
Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Spotting At YYZ And YTZ
Replies: 2
Views: 10233

Spotting At YYZ And YTZ

I have a 10 layover at <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> in early December. I'll be arriving on an Air Canada flight from the US. Are there any good places to spot from inside the terminal once I get off the plane? I won'...

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by spokemd
Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Seen Your House From The Plane?
Replies: 28
Views: 2855

RE: Ever Seen Your House From The Plane?

When I was in college I could see my dorm and even the window to my room from the northern approach to <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>, if I sat on the left side of the plane. After college, when I lived in Georgetown, I could still see...

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by spokemd
Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Lucky Breaks When Flying
Replies: 26
Views: 2878

RE: Your Lucky Breaks When Flying

I was flying <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</a...

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by spokemd
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Die Cast Model Shops In Chicago
Replies: 8
Views: 14810

RE: Die Cast Model Shops In Chicago

Try Grayland Station Grayland Station 5514 W. Devon Chicago, <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym> 60646 (773) 594-1906 <a href="http://www.graylandstation.com/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.graylandstation.com/index.htm</a> It is near one of the stops on the commuter railr...

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by spokemd
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Who Else Went To Airport To Collect Timetables?
Replies: 22
Views: 17748

RE: Who Else Went To Airport To Collect Timetables?

I can remember stopping at some of the city ticket offices in Chicago or to O'HAre Airport for watching the airplanes. After watching the planes at O'Hare we'd stop and have dinner at one of the Oasis travel plazas where a window seat the Howard Johnson restaurant meant that you could watch the cars...

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by spokemd
Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Possible Scotland Independence - Impact?
Replies: 29
Views: 3547

Possible Scotland Independence - Impact?

Scotland will be voting on September 18, 2014 on whether or not to become an independent country and leave the United Kingdom. If they vote for indepence, what are the likely impacts on commercial avaition? Which carrier would become the flag carrier? Impact on <acronym title="British Airways">BA</a...

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by spokemd
Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline: Florida Express Jet
Replies: 108
Views: 24603

RE: New Airline: Florida Express Jet

Certainly would be nice if they contacted the folks who booked tickets on them.

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by spokemd
Mon Feb 10, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Airline: Florida Express Jet
Replies: 108
Views: 24603

RE: New Airline: Florida Express Jet

On their destinations page, it looks like Miami has moved up the coast quite a bit. Hopefully they won't land at the wrong airport.

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by spokemd
Fri May 10, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Nonhub Airports Have You Connected At?
Replies: 26
Views: 4422

RE: What Nonhub Airports Have You Connected At?

CO to <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym>-<acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DT...

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by spokemd
Fri May 03, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 19 Alitalia Baggage Handlers Arrested
Replies: 27
Views: 12990

19 Alitalia Baggage Handlers Arrested

From the BBC: "Italian police have arrested 19 baggage handlers working for Alitalia at Rome's Fiumicino airport as part of a probe into suitcase theft, reports say." Source <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22397267#" target="_blank">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22397267#</a>

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by spokemd
Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Spirit Airlines Question
Replies: 2
Views: 5893

Spirit Airlines Question

I was looking at airfares on the Spirit Airlines webpage and saw this statement: "Lower fares generally available at the airport. " Does anyone know if this applies to flights booked several weeks in advance or is this a last minute standby-type fare.

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by spokemd
Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Reverts To Nicad For 350 (AP Report)
Replies: 64
Views: 17913

RE: Airbus Reverts To Nicad For 350 (AP Report)

How much weight will this add to the each plane?

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by spokemd
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI's Upcoming Big News Next Week?
Replies: 28
Views: 7951

RE: FI's Upcoming Big News Next Week?

Could it be a code share with SeaPort Airlines?

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by spokemd
Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?
Replies: 124
Views: 13186

RE: Defunct Airlines You Have Flown?

Presidential Airways TWA Eastern Northwest/Northwest Orient Continental Republic Air North AeroPeru East-West Airlines (Australia) Australian Airways Piedmont <acronym title="Pisa - San Giusto / Galileo Galilei (PSA / LIRP), Italy">PSA</acronym> AirCal Air1 Midwest Express America West Pan Am New Yo...

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by spokemd
Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6
Replies: 12
Views: 5732

RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Does anybody know why Row 59 on the lower deck is 3+3+3 rather than 3+4+3 like most of the other rows?

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by spokemd
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA "Loses" Unaccompanied Minor En-Route
Replies: 117
Views: 17519

RE: UA "Loses" Unaccompanied Minor En-Route

When my son was about 9 years old and travelling as an unaccompied minor on Continental Airlines, they were 40 minutes late picking him up at the gate to get him to his connection. Continental blamed their contractor and said basically not our fault. I have to tell you I liked Continental at the tim...

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by spokemd
Fri Jun 22, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did Everyone Overestimate Helicopters?
Replies: 51
Views: 15244

RE: Why Did Everyone Overestimate Helicopters?

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by spokemd
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Development At Air Baltia?
Replies: 3
Views: 2870

RE: New Development At Air Baltia?

Wasn't the FF program initially called Freeloaders?

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by spokemd
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Flight Ever?
Replies: 112
Views: 17424

RE: Your First Flight Ever?

My first flight was non-stop Chicago to Paris on Air France in the spring of 1978; I was in high school. We had dinner on the flight and as we were crossing over the British Isles we were informed that there would be no breakfast service.

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