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by N312RC
Fri May 24, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA
Replies: 82
Views: 16631

Re: UA167 LIS-IAD Divert DCA

Looks to me like the captain and dispatcher painted themselves into a corner and DCA became the only option. Where I am, DCA is closed to diversions unless the aircraft is in dire emergency, due to enhanced security procedures put in place after 9/11. I'd assume United is the same way, but it got do...

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by N312RC
Wed May 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)
Replies: 23
Views: 9632

Re: Disapointing TWA HOTEL at JFK + UA 787-10economy FRA-EWR (w/photo)

Going anywhere on opening day is just asking for trouble. Couple that with the fact that New York City is an extremely tough environment for large construction projects (from building codes, to labor laws, to union contracts, to cost overruns, the list goes on and on). Never ever plan on anything op...

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by N312RC
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6239

Re: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

All it takes is one airport closure after the "point of no return", and the plane and its passengers & crew are out of luck. Remember the great San Diego power outage of 2011? For seven hours, no one was able to figure out how to turn the lights in this county back on, and SAN was clo...

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by N312RC
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6239

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

I cant speak for flight planning requirements in other countries, but every domestic US flight is dispatched with 45 minutes of "reserve" fuel automatically built into the flight plan. You can't ever "plan" to use that fuel, but it it is there should you arrive at your destinatio...

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by N312RC
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43052

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

Woah there fanboy, calm down.

My point is that they're frankly a hulking monolith that refuses to innovate. Great product for DAL-AMA, not so great for BWI-OAK.

How many other airlines have declared maintenance emergencies lately?

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by N312RC
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service
Replies: 341
Views: 43052

Re: Southwest get final authorization from FAA to begin Hawaii service

While I realize that ETOPS are a completely different ballgame, SAN-HNL/OGG is only slightly longer a distance than SAN-BWI, and the ability of the proper 737 to fly to the islands has been proven over a period of many years and many operators, The operations manuals are out there, and I have no do...

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by N312RC
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta flight number question
Replies: 36
Views: 3405

Re: What’s in a Delta flight number?

Is there any rhyme or reason to the mainline flight numbers on domestic flights? For example, many but not all MSP-ATL flights are 28xx; MSP-DTW has a lot of 22xx, 23xx, and 25xx; MSP-LGA is 19xx, 21xx, 22xx; MSP-LAX is 12xx, 13xx, 14xx, 15xx; but MSP-SEA doesn't seem to have any particular pattern...

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by N312RC
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is baggage handling technologically still fairly outdated?
Replies: 32
Views: 2960

Re: Baggage stuck in 1960s

To the guy who said baggage was free in the 1960s: not. Do some research before spouting off. JFK LAX in the sixties was like $800 for coach in today’s money, If you were lucky. Spirit will fly you across the country for what, $150? You, the consumer, demanded it. Stop complaining and pay $30 for yo...

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SN’s "Tomorrowland" livery
Replies: 18
Views: 7107

Re: BN's "Tomorrowland" livery

Nice livery, but clicked on this expecting to see something related to Braniff!

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by N312RC
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta’s IFE situation
Replies: 23
Views: 6126

Re: Delta’s IFE situation

....unless your own system has four times the resolution of the IFE panels, and movies that you prefer to the current catalog on board. My own system has all of that and I still prefer the ire . I’m on the plane now as we speak. It’s just more convenient to me. Speaking of ire on DL, one of the rea...

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by N312RC
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement
Replies: 21
Views: 5002

Re: AA930 March 7, 2018 canceled due to employee disagreement

Well in airline parlance, we have drunk and disorderly pax who do the same on an almost monthly basis and most are never even charged in a court of law or held responsible for the financial loss or the inconvenience of the other pax on that flight or the others downstream waiting for the delay a/c....

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by N312RC
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 319 EOW
Replies: 27
Views: 8503

Re: AA 319 EOW

Someone at AA can correct me if I am wrong, but where I am these particular aircraft are equipped with life rafts, a pyrotechnic signaling device, an ELT, and life preservers. This allows the aircraft to operate further from shore (up to 162 nm) and typically (in the case of airlines such as AA or D...

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88
Replies: 74
Views: 16654

Re: DL: Promotion to Captain in 6 months from date of hire If you'll fly MD88

MD88's can fly RNAV SIDs, STARs, and enroute. Just cant shoot RNAV approaches since they don't have GPS.

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by N312RC
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season
Replies: 59
Views: 4672

Re: American adds limited-time MIA-BUF/RSW during holiday season

L-AA used to fly MIA-RSW with the old Executive ATR-72 fleet. If I remember correctly, at a time, the route was flown up to 6x a day (in the early 2000s). When the ATR's went away, MIA-RSW went with them.

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by N312RC
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sairenade--Kenny G Sets The Flight To Music On DL TPA-LAX
Replies: 9
Views: 1021

Re: Sairenade--Kenny G Sets The Flight To Music On AA TPA-LAX

It was a Delta flight, not an AA flight.

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by N312RC
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New MSY Terminal Food/Retail Vendors Announced
Replies: 24
Views: 2120

Re: New MSY Terminal Food/Retail Vendors Announced

I don't know if its' still there, but a while back the current terminal had an outpost of Cafe du Monde serving beignets. Will those delightful greasy, pillowy, sweet pieces of Heaven be available in the new terminal? I second this... Right next to the DL ticket counter in the current terminal is a...

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by N312RC
Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 10974

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

All I am saying is that if it was there, it was never regularly scheduled. It was/is one of the following:

1) A charter
2) An equipment substitution
3) A tech stop from JNB.

Other than when they were first ordered when it was brief, they've never been 'scheduled' into SJU, ala LIM.

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by N312RC
Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???
Replies: 34
Views: 10974

Re: Why is Delta's 77L flying medium haul to S.America???

No 777 service to SJU. The plane you're probably seeing on flightaware etc. is the occasional tech stop JNB-ATL.

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by N312RC
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion
Replies: 2536
Views: 211804

Re: Airliners.net Site Upgrade Announcement & Discussion

Wow, I've been visiting this website for just about half of my entire lifespan... Im 30 now, I don't post much anymore, but still love to read. You guys really screwed this site up. It's generic now. It's hard to read. The forums are hard to read. Tons of white space. Bad color palette. What were yo...

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by N312RC
Tue May 26, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: American Airlines 777 Retrofit First Class
Replies: 18
Views: 10871

RE: American Airlines 777 Retrofit First Class

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Max752" class="quote" target="_blank">Max752</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Warm Nut Service+Beverages As always, A...

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by N312RC
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd USAir Flights @ STL
Replies: 2
Views: 2250

RE: Odd USAir Flights @ STL

You are looking at through flights. US449 is <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (Municipal) (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>-<acronym title="Boise - Air Terminal / Gowen ...

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by N312RC
Sat May 24, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN FL Merger Continues To Give JAX Away To DL
Replies: 42
Views: 8916

RE: WN FL Merger Continues To Give JAX Away To DL

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/laca773" class="quote" target="_blank">laca773</a> (<a href="#30" class="quote">Reply 30</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL<...

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by N312RC
Thu May 08, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying The Golden Lotus In Business To Danang
Replies: 21
Views: 13333

RE: Flying The Golden Lotus In Business To Danang

That's not a DL 77L, thats an A330-200.

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by N312RC
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Eliminating 240 Employees In Canada
Replies: 65
Views: 12610

RE: UA Eliminating 240 Employees In Canada

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/coairman" class="quote" target="_blank">coairman</a> (<a href="#58" class="quote">Reply 58</a>):<br/><i>I know this is a bit off topic.... Delta...

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by N312RC
Sun Jul 14, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Exciting KLM World Business Class To Toronto
Replies: 52
Views: 32958

RE: Exciting KLM World Business Class To Toronto

No, there's no standalone lounge in AMS. The Crown Lounges are it.

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by N312RC
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 Overwing Exit Slide Deployed At LIH W/PIC
Replies: 46
Views: 20129

RE: AA 757 Overwing Exit Slide Deployed At LIH W/PIC

I would suspect AA uses United line MX there like everyone else does for ETOPS checks...

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by N312RC
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATL Diversions At CSG 6/13/12
Replies: 19
Views: 4396

RE: ATL Diversions At CSG 6/13/12

I was on DL73 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> yesterday (B76ER) that diverted to <acronym t...

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by N312RC
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do The Airlines Ever Issue Internal Groundstops?
Replies: 9
Views: 4715

RE: Do The Airlines Ever Issue Internal Groundstops?

US Airways used to ground stop itself in PHL due to extreme ramp congestion in times of IROP. Don't know if that's still the case.

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by N312RC
Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: December Self-Pic Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 13253

RE: December Self-Pic Thread

In Madrid:

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by N312RC
Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-Pic November 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 10624

RE: Self-Pic November 2010

Bored on my way home from work..

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by N312RC
Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which New Interstate Routes Should Be Built?
Replies: 103
Views: 6960

RE: Which New Interstate Routes Should Be Built?

I vote for a new interstate connecting Jacksonville, FL with Gainesville and Ocala along the lines of US-301. Anyone that has driven this route will understand what I'm saying.

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by N312RC
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JAX-ATL-LAX And Return On DELTA. My Trip To LA!
Replies: 7
Views: 12057

RE: JAX-ATL-LAX And Return On DELTA. My Trip To LA!

I was the agent that boarded your flight.

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by N312RC
Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: JAX-ATL-LAX And Return On DELTA. My Trip To LA!
Replies: 7
Views: 12057

RE: JAX-ATL-LAX And Return On DELTA. My Trip To LA!

I worked that flight.. I remember looking to see how new the plane was because you could smell the leather!

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by N312RC
Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Do Jetbridges Have That Magnetic Suction Part?
Replies: 10
Views: 9976

RE: Why Do Jetbridges Have That Magnetic Suction Part?

Its not magnetic. The canopy is controlled by two switches and the ends operate independently of each other. The agent manually lowers and raises the canopy, making sure to be careful not to scratch the cockpit windows or mangle any antennas that might be on top of the fuselage (especially on RJs). ...

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by N312RC
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Extremely Disappointing - AA - MCO-MIA-MCO (pics!)
Replies: 37
Views: 24658

RE: Extremely Disappointing - AA - MCO-MIA-MCO (pics!)

@A340600 -- You need to remember that not every cabin can be perfectly clean 100 percent of the time. I've been on plenty of carriers (including European carriers), where the plane isnt exactly the cleanest. I work as a gate agent for a certain "legacy" carrier here in the US (not <acronym title="Am...

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by N312RC
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Extremely Disappointing - AA - MCO-MIA-MCO (pics!)
Replies: 37
Views: 24658

RE: Extremely Disappointing - AA - MCO-MIA-MCO (pics!)

You got to experience American's Miami! Congratulations. Miami is the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> hub that the company seemingly doesnt care about. It's a cash cow but never gets any upgrades in the way of aircraft or facilities. At least you didnt have to see D35 where the...

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by N312RC
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Radio Station Acronyms In The US
Replies: 57
Views: 7828

RE: Radio Station Acronyms In The US

WJBK FOX 2 Detroit stands for "Jesus, Be Kind". WD<acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> NBC 4 Detroit stands for "We're Detroit's <acronym title="Fuijan Airlines (China)">IV</acronym> (Roman Numerals for 4)" WAPE 95.1 <acronym title="Shanghai Airlines (China)">FM</acronym> in Jackson...

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by N312RC
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?
Replies: 17
Views: 7774

RE: NetFlix Members: Where Do Your Discs Ship From?

Live in Jacksonville, FL....

Discs ship/return from/to Jacksonville, FL.

Takes one day each way.

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by N312RC
Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skyline Of Your Hometown
Replies: 84
Views: 21413

RE: Skyline Of Your Hometown

My hometown: Detroit, Michigan <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/DetroitSkyline.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/DetroitSkyline.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/DetroitSkyline....

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by N312RC
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Michigan Place Names
Replies: 20
Views: 2237

RE: Michigan Place Names

The correct spelling is Hamtramck (pronounced ham-tram-ick)

The perennial favorite is always Mackinac (pronounced Mackinaw, and there is Mackinaw spelled that way... Mackinaw City)..

Another few:

Climax
Christmas
Newaygo
Dowagiac
Flushing
Okemos
Paw Paw

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by N312RC
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-9 And MD-80 Air Stairs
Replies: 25
Views: 16256

RE: DC-9 And MD-80 Air Stairs

When I worked for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, putting those stairs down was an arrival task that the person connecting the ground air took care of. The panel with the controls is located just forward of the stairs themselves (near the drains that always leak water on you)....

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by N312RC
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car Pic Thread
Replies: 262
Views: 25775

RE: Car Pic Thread

My baby: 2008 Volvo S40 <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym>, the inside is all black leather with the stainless steel accents. <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo2196/DSCF0535.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo2196/DSCF0535.jpg" ...

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by N312RC
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: December Self Pic Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 10761

RE: December Self Pic Thread

I'll bite.. Me a few weeks ago on the 42nd (top) floor of the Bank of America Building in Jacksonville, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>... The tallest building between Atlanta and Miami. Behind me is the Modis Building, which was the tallest building in the State of Florida from 1974 to ...

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by N312RC
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question For Volvo XC60 Owners
Replies: 25
Views: 7716

RE: Question For Volvo XC60 Owners

I love my S40. Volvos are just something that you either have in your blood or you don't. The S40 has been problem free since its purchase (except that defective lumbar unit). Although the car looks small on the outside by US standards, the inside is surprisingly roomy. I live in <acronym title="Jac...

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by N312RC
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question For Volvo XC60 Owners
Replies: 25
Views: 7716

RE: Question For Volvo XC60 Owners

Annnnnd I just had to show them both off <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> <img src="/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" alt="Big grin"> <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo2196/photo-2.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://im...

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by N312RC
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question For Volvo XC60 Owners
Replies: 25
Views: 7716

RE: Question For Volvo XC60 Owners

I own two Volvos... a 2008 S40 <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> and a 1998 V70XC Cross Country AWD. Both were made at the Ghent plant in Belgium. Honestly I can say that both of them are mechanically very sound and run very well.. The S40 has 35,000 miles on it and the only things...

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by N312RC
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Air Travel Was Like (US) Health Care...
Replies: 15
Views: 2957

RE: If Air Travel Was Like (US) Health Care...

Believe it... It does happen occasionally on the days that I do care.

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by N312RC
Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If Air Travel Was Like (US) Health Care...
Replies: 15
Views: 2957

RE: If Air Travel Was Like (US) Health Care...

At least we have websites like Kayak and Orbitz that gather all the appropriate information and allow us to make a choice over several different airlines... What a great idea for healthcare. @FlyDeltaJets87: I work for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and Sabre will price out ti...

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by N312RC
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It's That Time Again: Post A Pic Of Your Car
Replies: 181
Views: 27773

RE: It's That Time Again: Post A Pic Of Your Car

2008 Volvo S40 <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> When I first got her (In Downtown Jacksonville, <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>) <a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo2196/DSCF0549.jpg" target=_blank><img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/bobo21...

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