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by alfa75
Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multiple Bookings Same Day. Possible TSA Problem?
Replies: 6
Views: 2598

Multiple Bookings Same Day. Possible TSA Problem?

Question. I have tickets booked on <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> for 9-30 out of <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>. In order to hedge my bets, I purchased one way fare on <acronym title="Icelandair">FI</acronym>...

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by alfa75
Tue Sep 23, 2014 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France Strike 15-22 September Part 1
Replies: 217
Views: 23906

Air France Strike 15-22 September Part 1

So, what are the chances they will vote to extend the strike?

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by alfa75
Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trip To Ecuador
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

RE: Trip To Ecuador

Ecuador is a great country. We were there last July. We spent a few days in Quito and a few in Chugchilán. A town a few hours south of Quito. There is a great eco lodge called The Black Sheep Inn. We stayed north of Old Town in the Mariscal Sucre district. Very quiet after dark, but we took taxis to...

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by alfa75
Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: True Story? Woman Breast Feeds Cat On Flight.
Replies: 21
Views: 10493

True Story? Woman Breast Feeds Cat On Flight.

A guy I work with has a friend who was a Continental pilot who told him he had a woman breast feed a cat during one of his flights. He says that when he went back to tell her to stop, she did, so nothing was made of it.

Is this true? I have no idea when this was to have happened.

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by alfa75
Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Between FCO And CDG
Replies: 2
Views: 4679

RE: Flying Between FCO And CDG

Thanks for the reply. We will be flying <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> and have a flight at 0720. It looks like we will have to leave our hotel by 0500. So while I enjoy taking public transport in foreign countries when I can, we will probably hire a driver to get back to the airport that ...

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by alfa75
Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Between FCO And CDG
Replies: 2
Views: 4679

Flying Between FCO And CDG

I will be flying between <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> and <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> on Dec 29. It will be my first "International" flight not originating in the US. How early do I ...

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by alfa75
Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Visit To Istanbul
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

RE: First Visit To Istanbul

Thanks for the suggestions guys.

How is it driving in Turkey? Could I see some good sights with a car?

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by alfa75
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: True History Of The Honda Accord?
Replies: 15
Views: 4743

RE: True History Of The Honda Accord?

Ah memories!

I had two 1981 Accord sedans. Drove one of them cross country back in 1990. I loved those cars. I would love to get another one but as was stated a few times they seemed to rust a bit too quickly.

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by alfa75
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: First Visit To Istanbul
Replies: 5
Views: 1693

First Visit To Istanbul

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Istanbul and are wondering if the first week of November is a good time to go?

Any suggestions for plans outside of the city. We plan on being there for a week.

Thanks in advance.

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by alfa75
Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Republican Presidential Debate (Sept 7): Who Won?
Replies: 34
Views: 3127

RE: Republican Presidential Debate (Sept 7): Who Won?

All I know is they better keep their religion out of my government.

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by alfa75
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Rated #1 Meanest Airline In America
Replies: 33
Views: 6544

RE: Delta Rated #1 Meanest Airline In America

This is interesting to see as I will be flying Delta to Prague on Christmas day. As a side note my girlfriend was on Delta 121 out of <acronym title="Windsor Locks (Hartford / Springfield) - Bradley International (BDL / KBDL), USA - Connecticut">BDL</acronym> this past Friday when the priest sitting...

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by alfa75
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Ideas For A Stay In Sweden
Replies: 3
Views: 4276

RE: Need Ideas For A Stay In Sweden

We will have 4 days to do what ever we want. We like to hike and kayak.

As for southern Sweden I suppose I am refering to the corridor between Gothenborg and Stockholm.

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by alfa75
Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Need Ideas For A Stay In Sweden
Replies: 3
Views: 4276

Need Ideas For A Stay In Sweden

I will be arriving in GOT on Monday Aug 23 and leaving from ARN on Sunday Aug 29. My Monday afternoon will be free but I will be spending most of Tuesday at the Volvo factory. Monday and Tuesday night are booked in GOT and I have a reservation outside of Uppsala on Saturday night before my flight ho...

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by alfa75
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who's Buying A Ipad?
Replies: 174
Views: 7719

RE: Who's Buying A Ipad?

I'm thinking of it.

I do have one question. How big are ebook files?

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by alfa75
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Volvo Bought By Geely For $1.8 Bill.
Replies: 28
Views: 3792

RE: Volvo Bought By Geely For $1.8 Bill.

As a Service and Parts Manager at a Volvo store I can say that we have not had too many questions about the purchase. The Volvos we sell and service will continue to be made in Europe so I do not have any issues with it. I also heard from my <acronym title="Air Slovakia">GM</acronym> that Geely infu...

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by alfa75
Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Help With A Math Problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 3839

RE: I Need Some Help With A Math Problem.

I just found this link. I think it will do just fine!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border=0> <a href="http://www.orbitindustries.com/pages/api%20tanks/tkcalc.htm" target=_blank>http://www.orbitindustries.com/pages/a...

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by alfa75
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Help With A Math Problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 3839

RE: I Need Some Help With A Math Problem.

Ok, as luck would have it we got an oil delivery today. We do have a 1000 gal tank that is 48" in diameter. We put in 450 gallons and I measured every 50 gallons. The total measurement difference correlated to the chart I had on hand. Now to work out what our volumes are at smaller intervals than 1".

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by alfa75
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Help With A Math Problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 3839

RE: I Need Some Help With A Math Problem.

Thanks for the input and comments. I knew this was way beyond my math abilities.

I would have to say the tank lays flat. The pick up is several inches above the bottom.

I will also do a little more research as to the exact shape of the tank and I will double check the accuracy of the dipstick.

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by alfa75
Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Help With A Math Problem.
Replies: 9
Views: 3839

I Need Some Help With A Math Problem.

Where I work we have an underground oil tank that holds 1000 gallons. I need to be able to accurately determine how much oil is in the tank at any given time. It is apparently 48" in diameter. I have a chart that lets me know what the volume is by inches. I would like to be able to have an accurate ...

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by alfa75
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Tires On A Prius
Replies: 60
Views: 6888

RE: Winter Tires On A Prius

1.8T. Considering you have to pretty much remove the front end of the car I can understand the price. In the old days I would have done it myself but I no longer have a garage at my disposal or the ambition. I make up for a job like that by doing just about everything else myself. I have a wholesale...

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by alfa75
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alfa's Coming Back, Alfa's Coming Back, Woo Hoo!
Replies: 47
Views: 4034

Alfa's Coming Back, Alfa's Coming Back, Woo Hoo!

<a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/chrysler-and-fiat-lineup-to-be-announced-november-4-1810587.html" target=_blank>http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-announced-november-4-1810587.html</a> Finally!  <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/cloudnine.gif" alt="cloud...

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by alfa75
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Sick Or What?
Replies: 16
Views: 3616

RE: Is This Sick Or What?

I think the ad is funny and would be a great costume. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" ...

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by alfa75
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lookie Here, 'Fly! '78 Mark V
Replies: 15
Views: 4789

RE: Lookie Here, 'Fly! '78 Mark V

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by alfa75
Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How? Oasis Of The Seas 72 M, Bridge 66 M Tall.
Replies: 84
Views: 22048

RE: How? Oasis Of The Seas 72 M, Bridge 66 M Tall.

I am surprised it has taken this long for someone to mention that this thread is worthless without pictures!  hissyfit 

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by alfa75
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Tires On A Prius
Replies: 60
Views: 6888

RE: Winter Tires On A Prius

Here is an update. So, my girlfriend picked up her Prius on Saturday. And I am getting her <acronym title="Southern Winds (Argentina)">A4</acronym>. I know what I said about it before but the dealer was only going to give her $1500 for it in trade so we figured we would keep it in the family so she ...

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by alfa75
Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Tires On A Prius
Replies: 60
Views: 6888

RE: Winter Tires On A Prius

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by alfa75
Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Tires On A Prius
Replies: 60
Views: 6888

RE: Winter Tires On A Prius

Thanks for the feedback. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font...

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by alfa75
Wed Oct 21, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Winter Tires On A Prius
Replies: 60
Views: 6888

Winter Tires On A Prius

My girlfriend should be picking up her new Prius this weekend. I am a big believer in winter tires and think she should have a set. Is there anyone here with experience of driving a Prius in the winter? We have only driven one on vacation in San Diego. I know her mileage will suffer but I would rath...

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by alfa75
Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Vince "Shamwow Guy" Arrested...
Replies: 26
Views: 7449

RE: Vince "Shamwow Guy" Arrested...

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by alfa75
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Show Us A Video Of What Hicks Are In Your Country
Replies: 11
Views: 4400

RE: Show Us A Video Of What Hicks Are In Your Country

Ok, I'll bite. What is a Chav?

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by alfa75
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Laptop Doesn't Seem To Like My Airport Express
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

RE: My Laptop Doesn't Seem To Like My Airport Express

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by alfa75
Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: So Where's The Outrage?
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

RE: So Where's The Outrage?

Didn't Freddie and Fannie get their money during the Bush administration?

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by alfa75
Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Would You Hit It? April 2009
Replies: 69
Views: 33669

RE: Would You Hit It? April 2009

Stana Katic

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by alfa75
Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Laptop Doesn't Seem To Like My Airport Express
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

My Laptop Doesn't Seem To Like My Airport Express

I can connect to it without a problem then it gets dropped. Then picked up. Then dropped. Quite an annoying cycle. So I connect to my neighbor's unsecured network. The signal strength is a bit slow but I can still stream video. What could possibly be my problem? My girlfriend's laptop has no problem...

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by alfa75
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Natasha Richardson Ski Accident
Replies: 35
Views: 3779

RE: Natasha Richardson Ski Accident

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by alfa75
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Darwin Award: IPhone Thief Emails Pic Of Himself
Replies: 11
Views: 4226

RE: Darwin Award: IPhone Thief Emails Pic Of Himself

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by alfa75
Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Scientists To Create 'synthetic' Blood
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

RE: British Scientists To Create 'synthetic' Blood

Frankly I do not see why it can't be done. I would have little problem using it. Just think of the lives it could save. Which makes me think...I wonder where they got the idea from. Serve warm. And remember to drink responsibly. <img src="http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u185/EgOiStETx/LJ%20posts/...

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by alfa75
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Chinese Automaker Chery To Purchase Volvo?
Replies: 15
Views: 3232

RE: Chinese Automaker Chery To Purchase Volvo?

We have already started to get Volvo parts made in China so why not make the whole car there!

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by alfa75
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are You Listening To?
Replies: 57
Views: 4689

RE: What Are You Listening To?

The cooling fan in my laptop.

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by alfa75
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Great Car Robbery: Dealer Steals 81 Vehicles
Replies: 13
Views: 3535

RE: The Great Car Robbery: Dealer Steals 81 Vehicles

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by alfa75
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Things To Do In Amsterdam/Hotels Etc.
Replies: 24
Views: 4393

RE: Things To Do In Amsterdam/Hotels Etc.

The train is a great way to get to Centraal Station. A taxi costs about 35 Euro from the airport to the city. I know you said you don't care for older places but this place was nice. Borgmann Villa Hotel. <a href="http://www.hotel-borgmann.nl/" target=_blank>http://www.hotel-borgmann.nl/</a> It is n...

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by alfa75
Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is It Time To Change Car Dealership Model?
Replies: 48
Views: 4809

RE: Is It Time To Change Car Dealership Model?

While we are on the topic. How many of you actually work in the automotive industry?

Just curious.


Full disclosure...I do.

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by alfa75
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling With A Cat Internationally?
Replies: 1
Views: 2918

RE: Traveling With A Cat Internationally?

I would think you would want to check the requirements of your destination.



BTW, I couldn't imagine taking my two cats on a plane! The pee smell would be overpowering.  yuck 

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by alfa75
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Power Port On LAN 767
Replies: 0
Views: 4575

Power Port On LAN 767

I have never used the power on an airplane before, come to think of it, I'm not even sure I've even been on a plane that has it! seatguru.com says that the power ports on this aircraft are <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> power, implying a regular plug will work. Is this true? LANs web site ...

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by alfa75
Fri Jan 09, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's Stupidity, Not Tragedy
Replies: 9
Views: 2188

RE: It's Stupidity, Not Tragedy

<a href="http://timetoeatthedogs.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/darwin.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://timetoeatthedogs.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/darwin.jpg" width=650 height=1035 alt="http://timetoeatthedogs.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/darwin.jpg" border=0></a> Another two proving the man was ri...

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by alfa75
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Are Domestic Argentinian Airfares So Expensive
Replies: 9
Views: 6475

RE: Why Are Domestic Argentinian Airfares So Expen

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by alfa75
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Itinerary Plans For 2009
Replies: 214
Views: 14653

RE: Your Itinerary Plans For 2009

Here is what I have so far. Although my list won't be nearly as long as any of you guys! <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Santiago - Arturo Merino Benitez (Pudahuel) (SCL / SCEL), Chile">SCL</acronym> 1-30...

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by alfa75
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Are Domestic Argentinian Airfares So Expensive
Replies: 9
Views: 6475

RE: Why Are Domestic Argentinian Airfares So Expen

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by alfa75
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Do You Wear When You Fly?
Replies: 40
Views: 8902

RE: What Do You Wear When You Fly?

I usually wear jeans, a nice shirt, and a sport coat. Oh, and some slip on shoes like my Merrell Jungle Mocs so I can get through security easier and so I can take them off on the plane easier!

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by alfa75
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IPhone Charging Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 2575

IPhone Charging Question.

Can I use my charger for my iPod? And vice versa. I kind of like the small size of the iPhone setup and would like to carry that one whan I travel.

I am asking before I do something stupid!  dopey 

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