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by SJCMSP
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 60
Views: 3400

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
KBGR-used to have a Hilton, same hotel different brand now.


Looks like it's a Four Points now. I stayed there once when it was a Marriott.

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by SJCMSP
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 60
Views: 3400

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

MCO (Hyatt), MSP (Intercontinental)

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by SJCMSP
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3323

Re: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?

The worst one I had was a couple who wanted to sit near their friends and when I asked them about it they played the game of pretending to look for their boarding pass that mysteriously disappeared. The best one I had was when I was seated in 5A and the lady there thought she was in the right seat b...

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by SJCMSP
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 83
Views: 2684

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

Bay Area: SFO, SJC, OAK
Balt/Wash: IAD, BWI
LA: LAX, SNA
Denver: Denver Intl, Stapleton (Count?)

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by SJCMSP
Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Anyone flown all of a large fleet?

Not nearly the same size fleet, but I've flown on 12 of DL's 16 757-300s. Missing N581NW, N582NW, N585NW and N592NW.

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by SJCMSP
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4177

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

I few on Northwest, Continental, TWA and US Airways and found them to be fairly consistent with other legacy carriers at the time. I also few on Morris Air, whose service was very similar to Southwest's at the time with no reserved seating and receiving a plastic placard with a number at the gate, M...

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by SJCMSP
Wed May 29, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4220

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

Longest: DTW-FRA: 4,155 mi.
Shortest: IMT-MQT: 51 mi.

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by SJCMSP
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6185

Re: How many US states have you visited?

47 plus DC, PR (well, just SJU) and VI. Missing AK, LA and MS.

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by SJCMSP
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GSP to Germany?
Replies: 21
Views: 2908

Re: GSP to Germany?

I remember the only time I flew into GSP. I was on a connecting flight DTW-GSP and I became aware that my co-workers and I were the only people on the flight not speaking German.

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by SJCMSP
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first experiences in aviation
Replies: 27
Views: 3884

Re: Your first experiences in aviation

I had flights when I was very young so I'm going by the first I remember. 1st flight : SJC-ORD (Summer 1982) 1st airline : United 1st type : DC-8 1st single : Never in commercial service 1st twin : B737-200 (America West) 1st trijet : 727 (United) 1st quad : DC-8 1st turboprop : ATR (not sure of the...

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by SJCMSP
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 37
Views: 4678

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

Sounds like they are calling plays from the SY playbook. Seems like the difference is that SY at least refunded passengers' tickets and then told them to go find and pay for another flight on their own. According to the passengers, they're neither getting them to their destination nor are they refu...

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by SJCMSP
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation
Replies: 37
Views: 4678

Re: ViaAir strands passengers, denies compensation

Sounds like they are calling plays from the SY playbook. Seems like the difference is that SY at least refunded passengers' tickets and then told them to go find and pay for another flight on their own. According to the passengers, they're neither getting them to their destination nor are they refu...

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by SJCMSP
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm surprised I never landed at...
Replies: 36
Views: 1980

Re: I'm surprised I never landed at...

I've done most of my flying in the U.S, so I'd say the biggest gaps for me are JFK, EWR and DCA.

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by SJCMSP
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3372

Re: First Flight and Airline?

My parents tell me stories of riding up and down escalators at ORD during a 4 hour delay due to snow just to keep me entertained. I don't remember that though although I would imagine we were flying United. The first flight I remember would have been in 1982 on a UA DC-8 SJC-ORD.

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by SJCMSP
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO
Replies: 35
Views: 6485

Re: Alligator holds up taxiing airliner at MCO

I don't know if this is still the case, but I recall areas without security fences but merely a "moat" between the road and the concourse. It struck me as odd there was no fence but I figured I wouldn't really want to swim across any body of water in FL.

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by SJCMSP
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?
Replies: 44
Views: 4063

Re: Am I the only person who likes the CRJ-200?

I personally have mixed feelings about the -200. I especially don't mind them if there's no one seated next to me. Pros: "Sporty feel" when flying Bags are usually gate checked so you don't have to wrangle for overhead space Occasional boarding via tarmac Minimal # of passengers Cons: Wind...

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by SJCMSP
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible to find what aircraft flew a past flight
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Is it possible to find what aircraft flew a past flight

For US domestic flights, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics maintains a vast database containing every detail one might want to know about past flights going back to the late 1980s, including registration numbers. Select either the departures or arrivals links under "detailed statistics&q...

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by SJCMSP
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Passenger and Check In Staff Get Into Slap Fight
Replies: 5
Views: 1700

Re: Air India Passenger and Check In Staff Get Into Slap Fight

    F27500 wrote:
    Just curious .. what about any of that story makes India "better" ?
    Odd statement to make.


    I'm guessing the part where they apologized to each other and that was the end of it.

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:35 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Delta eticket vs print
    Replies: 6
    Views: 1457

    Re: Delta eticket vs print

    Actually, Delta's system is even smarter then that ... At the kiosk, you can swipe the credit card you booked with, enter your FF#, and several other possible options to search for the reservation (including the actual confirmation number mentioned above). Once the kiosk has the reservation pulled ...

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    by SJCMSP
    Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:54 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: SCK Looking to Rename to San Francisco - Stockton
    Replies: 23
    Views: 2779

    Re: SCK Looking to Rename to San Francisco - Stockton

    I wonder what they could call themselves to portray their location to numerous things in the area as they have decent proximity to the Bay Area and Sacramento and are closer to Yosemite than FAT. Stockton - Bay Area - San Joaquin Valley - Yosemite Airport?

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:23 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
    Replies: 67
    Views: 2704

    Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

    First 737 I remember was June 1987 SJC-PHX on an America West 737-200. I was a kid at the time and remember most of my trips prior as a mix of 727s, DC-8s and DC-10s. My first A320 was also on America West (interesting) PHX-ORD. This was in 1993 and it really didn't take long to come across an A320 ...

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    by SJCMSP
    Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:16 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: 4722

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

    For me it's 3. MSP-LAS-PDX-HNL-LNY. Due to weather and re-routing the flights were also on 4 different airlines: US, WN, NW, WP.

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:17 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
    Replies: 116
    Views: 5206

    Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

    The only one I can think of for me is DFW.

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:09 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)
    Replies: 87
    Views: 4138

    Re: Your first L1011/DC-10/MD-11 flight(s)

    I've only been on the DC-10 of the three. My first was in August 1985 on AA, SFO-ORD.

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:10 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Extremely rare runway configurations
    Replies: 99
    Views: 13163

    Re: Extremely rare runway configurations

    [list=][/list] Runway 4-22 (the 11000 foot cross runway) at MSP seems to hardly be used anymore since the 747-400 stopped serving the MSP-NRT route. That seemed to be about the only aircraft that ever used the cross runway. Statistically there are days on end where the percentage usage (measured in ...

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    by SJCMSP
    Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:25 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: What airlines still have hot towels?
    Replies: 19
    Views: 2127

    Re: What airlines still have hot towels?

    I traveled for business frequently up until about 5 years ago. On DL, in first class, I would occasionally have this one flight attendant and he would always give out hot towels, even on short flights. I only knew what to do from watching The Wedding Singer. Maybe you just have to get lucky and get ...

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    by SJCMSP
    Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:16 pm
    Forum: Technical/Operations
    Topic: Use of flaps for takeoff
    Replies: 31
    Views: 6467

    Re: Use of flaps for takeoff

    It's also worth noting that some aircraft are capable of 'flapless' takeoffs under certain conditions. Personally, I've experienced them on A300 & F100. The first time ( A300 ) i was quite alarmed, as I had read about the NW crash in Detroit. I lived to tell the tale however lol. I didn't have ...

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:00 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world
    Replies: 53
    Views: 9449

    Re: Four British airports are among the worst 10 in the world

    Did anyone else note how high CVG was on the list? I like CVG as it has wide concourses and generally has ample seating and a decent food court (Gold Star Chili), but I wouldn't have figured it'd be that high.

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    by SJCMSP
    Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:26 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
    Replies: 205
    Views: 35828

    Re: Southwest 737-300

    Sooner787 wrote:
    FlyUSAir wrote:
    Anyone know what routes the -300's are popping up on these days? Want to catch one or two more before they are retired.



    I flew on one on Saturday BWI-MSP. I think the whole routing was RSW-BWI-MSP-STL-BNA-DAL-HOU

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    by SJCMSP
    Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:07 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?
    Replies: 43
    Views: 5434

    Re: B6 BOS-RSW...why so many flights?

    Probably for many of the same reasons that DL flies an A330 MSP-RSW.

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    by SJCMSP
    Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:42 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Checked baggage on Delta Domestic
    Replies: 3
    Views: 422

    Re: Checked baggage on Delta Domestic

    Last week I just did mine when I checked in online and it didn't cost any more.

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    by SJCMSP
    Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:34 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Southwest boarding process
    Replies: 19
    Views: 3355

    Re: Southwest boarding process

    Personally, I've been on a few flights to/from MCO where they've announced they're not doing family boarding (I don't recall if this was on WN though) as most passengers were part of a family with small children. In my experience on WN, even in the B-group, as long as I've headed for the rear of the...

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    by SJCMSP
    Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:18 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
    Replies: 24
    Views: 1580

    Re: San Francisco for a few days?

    Fantastic suggestions. I've heard great things about San Francisco being a good walking city. Also, SJCMSP, thank you for listing those places. I will look into those. Those parks sound very interesting to visit. One last important question; Which side of the aircraft should I sit on going into SFO...

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    by SJCMSP
    Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:42 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: San Francisco for a few days?
    Replies: 24
    Views: 1580

    Re: San Francisco for a few days?

    Thank you all for the fabulous suggestions! I am not particularly interested in staying in hostels- never stayed in one and I wouldn't feel as safe as at a hotel. I've upped my price range for the hotel and might consider staying at the DoubleTree by SFO. Side note; I know that just because an area...

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    by SJCMSP
    Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:06 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Advice for flying with a toddler for the 1st time
    Replies: 11
    Views: 817

    Re: Advice for flying with a toddler for the 1st time

    On a trip we took with our daughter after she had just turned two, my wife went to the dollar store and got some small toys and put them into individual bags which were brought out incrementally so each was like opening a present. Each little toy would last awhile and only cost us about $5-6. That a...

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:33 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
    Replies: 58
    Views: 3124

    Re: Airports as Movie Locations

    TripleA wrote:
    Chicago O'Hare in both Home Alone movies. Also Dallas/Fort Worth was mentioned in the first one and I believe the Paris Orly scenes were also filmed at ORD.


    I think it was also AVP and LGA in Home Alone 2. I believe ORD was also used in Rookie of the Year.

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:20 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
    Replies: 58
    Views: 3124

    Re: Airports as Movie Locations

    H Stephen King's Langoliers - Filmed at a closed airport in Maine? Such an underrated movie! It was filmed at Bangor Int'l, which is still in operation. This was filmed while the airport was in full operation. My family was on vacation there in summer 1994 and we stayed at the Marriott which is con...

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    by SJCMSP
    Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:32 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA
    Replies: 95
    Views: 18940

    Re: Harrison Ford in Near Miss at SNA

    I'm not familiar with the layout but by looking at satellite imagery, an aircraft holding short of R20L would be directly under the "final" for txy Charlie. Also, the profile for txy C "may" look like a parallel runway to the actual runways. That's the way I took it, that it was...

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    by SJCMSP
    Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:10 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz
    Replies: 67
    Views: 7034

    Re: Ultimate Airlines Logo Quiz

    80 Thanks for sharing. I need to brush up on my smaller Asian Airlines.

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    by SJCMSP
    Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:17 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: What % are each of your most flown entities? Airlines, aircraft, etc..
    Replies: 34
    Views: 2646

    Re: What % are each of your most flown entities? Airlines, aircraft, etc..

    Here are mine:
    Airport: MSP (27%)
    Airline: NW (36%) (DL 17%)
    Aircraft: 752 (12%), (A320 and A319 combined are 16% and DC-9/MD80 family are 30%)
    Route: MSP-ATL 2% (7)

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    by SJCMSP
    Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:33 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Favorite Eurowhite Livery
    Replies: 24
    Views: 1811

    Re: Favorite Eurowhite Livery

    1. Lufthansa
    2. Delta.
    3. Old Iberia

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    by SJCMSP
    Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:32 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Favorite Eurowhite Livery
    Replies: 24
    Views: 1811

    Re: Favorite Eurowhite Livery

    1. Lufthansa
    2. Delta.
    3. Old Iberia

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    by SJCMSP
    Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:31 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Remnants of old terminals
    Replies: 106
    Views: 20779

    Re: Remnants of old terminals

    At CLT the old 1950s era terminal is still standing; it's now the air cargo building. When you look at it on Google Earth it's quite obvious it was once a passenger terminal; the old road configuration remains with a passenger drop-off area and what I assume was formerly short term parking across t...

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    by SJCMSP
    Fri Sep 16, 2016 7:42 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Separate tickets for one intl trip (on DL)?
    Replies: 4
    Views: 482

    Re: Separate tickets for one intl trip (on DL)?

    I tried this once flying MSP-PDX-HNL-LNY. The big difference was that I was flying three different airlines (UA MSP-DEN-PDX, then the rest of the way the next morning PDX-HNL and Island Air HNL LNY). I initially saved a lot of money doing it this way until thunderstorms in MSP blew the whole plan up...

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    by SJCMSP
    Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:03 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Visiting Munich
    Replies: 13
    Views: 1141

    Re: Visiting Munich

    We spent most of our time around the Rathaus area as there is much to see and do right around there including some beautiful churches. We also rode the S-bahn around which is very easy and will take you just about anywhere. We also visited Dachau which is an easy S-bahn (plus short, free bus) ride a...

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    by SJCMSP
    Wed May 25, 2016 3:55 pm
    Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
    Topic: Flights To Cities With Same Name From Same Airport
    Replies: 26
    Views: 3425

    RE: Flights To Cities With Same Name From Same Air

    UA flies from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (Orchard Field) (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to both Springfield, <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)">IL</acronym> (<acronym title="Springfield - Abraham Lincoln Capital (SPI / KSPI), USA - Illinois">SPI</acronym>) a...

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