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by tomindc
Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Anyone Tell Me About Maxjet?
Replies: 8
Views: 4084

Can Anyone Tell Me About Maxjet?

My one experience was excellent. I used Maxjet from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym> and then connected on LCC to Scotland. Very quick check-in at <acronym ti...

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by tomindc
Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MaxJet CEO Gary Rogliano Quits
Replies: 15
Views: 8191

RE: MaxJet CEO Gary Rogliano Quits

To anyone interested in experiences, as opposed to mere opinions, I have flown one round-trip with MaxJet and found it worth my $$, certainly. If I were to head to London, or many other places in the UK and Europe, I'd certainly investigate the MaxJet option again. As I've said elsewhere, it's not b...

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by tomindc
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center
Replies: 17
Views: 2327

RE: Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center

As my username implies, I live in DC and really recommend the trip. I went there with 3 other friends, none an aviation nut as I am, and they all really enjoyed it. I'm just sorry you cannot go "inside" the Concorde.

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by tomindc
Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First, First Class Flight?
Replies: 61
Views: 8331

RE: Your First, First Class Flight?

The first Summer that 747s were flying the Atlantic, I was with a tour group scheduled to return to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> from Lisbon on an Alitalia DC-8. As an aircraft nut, I had requested to be booked on a 7...

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by tomindc
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Key West (EYW) Expansion Plans - Pics!
Replies: 23
Views: 6311

RE: Key West (EYW) Expansion Plans - Pics!

I remember taking that Eastern flight several times -- both the landing and the takeoff were amazing. As StarCityFlyr stated, I too remember going to the absolute end of the runway, engines were run up and then the brakes were released -- more a launch than a take off!

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by tomindc
Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Switched Airlines After Being Loyal?
Replies: 28
Views: 3097

RE: Ever Switched Airlines After Being Loyal?

Over a career of travel as an association executive, I've been "premiere" or whatever the term, with US, <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlin...

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by tomindc
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am Fly SFO-JFK In 1968?
Replies: 15
Views: 7747

RE: Did Pan Am Fly SFO-JFK In 1968?

I'm not totally sure of the year, but I remember a business trip <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>/<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>/<acronym title="San Francis...

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by tomindc
Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, CO Non-Stop To DEL Article
Replies: 15
Views: 6084

RE: AA, CO Non-Stop To DEL Article

I've posted this before but don't remember getting any answers. If the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>/AA flights don't have the range for BOM, where are their alternates for the severe fog in DEL in the Winter? I've been in DEL when the fog hits and it's absolutely amazing ...

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by tomindc
Sun Nov 20, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Boarding Practices
Replies: 31
Views: 8873

RE: Lufthansa Boarding Practices

A year or so ago, I flew <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>/<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>/BCL and then <acronym title="Rome - Fiu...

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by tomindc
Fri Nov 04, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO: EWR-DEL Aircraft?
Replies: 26
Views: 4885

RE: CO: EWR-DEL Aircraft?

With <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> scheduling so tightly, I wonder what their plans are for the notorious fog in DEL in the Winter? I was there in Dec/Jan a few years ago and even the trains went at a snails pace because of near zero visibility. As I remember, most of the ...

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by tomindc
Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Down Under
Replies: 27
Views: 8795

RE: Continental Down Under

I don't remember the exact dates, but four (4) of us from Washington, DC flew <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>(F) to the South Pacific -- via <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. From <acronym title="Los Angeles - Internat...

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by tomindc
Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK-Bologna
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

JFK-Bologna

I thought I read somewhere that an airline was starting non-stop service between JFK and Bologna, Italy, but I can't find the reference, nor did a search provide any help. Am I crazy?

Tom

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by tomindc
Sat Oct 01, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Landing At DCA...
Replies: 12
Views: 5336

RE: Odd Landing At DCA...

I've had many a landing on those cross runways over the years but not many take-offs. Mainline jets and RJs. etc.

Seems to be pretty normal.....

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by tomindc
Tue Jun 07, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's Getting Rare To Fly An MD11!
Replies: 35
Views: 4436

RE: It's Getting Rare To Fly An MD11!

This Summer, AZ is using the MD-11 from Washington Dulles to Milan.

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by tomindc
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tahiti Nui Ads On Nonstop NYC-Tahiti
Replies: 47
Views: 8240

RE: Air Tahiti Nui Ads On Nonstop NYC-Tahiti

From personal experience, I'd welcome this from the East Coast. My partner and I flew to Tahiti last May with a connection at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> -- <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> non-stop from <acronym title=...

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by tomindc
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?
Replies: 12
Views: 2328

RE: Lowest Fare NY - SXM?

SXM is an expensive destination almost all year. However, this year, US advertised specials that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> essentially matched for high season travel. Unfortunately for your planning purposes, I don't think those specials appeared until mid-late January of...

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by tomindc
Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whats Your Home Airport?
Replies: 171
Views: 13741

RE: Whats Your Home Airport?

Washington-National, DCA

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by tomindc
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Need Of A US Premium Airline!
Replies: 74
Views: 8152

RE: The Need Of A US Premium Airline!

I think <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> made a strategic mistake in getting rid of MRTC instead of marketing it as a premium product. I'm <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> Platinum and often get upgraded, but when I didn't previously, the coach product was t...

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by tomindc
Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines
Replies: 116
Views: 30606

RE: British Airways 747 Flies Again On Three Engines

Slightly off topic, but impressive load factors on both flights!

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by tomindc
Tue Jan 04, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL Problems Yesterday -- 2 Jan 05?
Replies: 12
Views: 2071

RE: FLL Problems Yesterday -- 2 Jan 05?

Thanks for your comments. We were on US 1488, which left the gate around 12:15pm.

Tom

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by tomindc
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLL Problems Yesterday -- 2 Jan 05?
Replies: 12
Views: 2071

FLL Problems Yesterday -- 2 Jan 05?

Our US flight from <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> left the gate approximately on time yesterday; however, we were in line for takeo...

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by tomindc
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is SXM Safe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4481

RE: Is SXM Safe?

I was through there in August and on the return, on a Saturday, it was a zoo -- <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> (2), US (2), <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> had 757s on the ground; Air TranSat had an ...

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by tomindc
Wed Sep 08, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Rigorous Security You've Experienced?
Replies: 37
Views: 4714

RE: Most Rigorous Security You've Experienced?

I live in Washington, DC so <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> and <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> and <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI /...

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by tomindc
Wed Mar 17, 2004 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3 Initials, What Airport Are You?
Replies: 174
Views: 17602

RE: 3 Initials, What Airport Are You?

WTS = Tsiroanomandidy, Madagascar!!!!!!

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by tomindc
Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Remote Airport You Have Flown To!
Replies: 79
Views: 10888

RE: Most Remote Airport You Have Flown To!

I'd say Dushambe, Irkutsk, Tashkent & Almaty in the former Soviet Union, all on Aeroflot of course.

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by tomindc
Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arrival Times At SXM
Replies: 1
Views: 2195

RE: Arrival Times At SXM

AF shows an arrival around 3pm and as I remember, most jumbos from Europe are around the same time -- mid-afternoon. Enjoy!

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by tomindc
Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Flight.
Replies: 153
Views: 19544

RE: Your Longest Flight.

Non-stop: <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Taipei - Chiang Kai Shek International (TPE / RCTP), Taiwan">TPE</acronym> and <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<...

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by tomindc
Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: List Of Longhaul Flights You've Taken
Replies: 66
Views: 6603

RE: List Of Longhaul Flights You've Taken

Can't compete with all those, but some interesting ones still: <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (...

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by tomindc
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inbound To DCA
Replies: 21
Views: 2386

RE: Inbound To DCA

I've been on the US Shuttle from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> Eagle from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK)...

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by tomindc
Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA Expansion Possibilities
Replies: 34
Views: 4229

RE: DCA Expansion Possibilities

Yes, US goes non-stop from DCA to BDA and the Bahamas I believe...fairly new service.

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by tomindc
Sun Mar 30, 2003 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA New Paint Looks Great In First Real Pic
Replies: 70
Views: 7896

RE: NWA New Paint Looks Great In First Real Pic

I too was uneasy with the first look, but I think this looks terrific here! It's interesting -- I have a work colleague who lives and telecommutes from Minneapolis and of course flies <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>. I sent him the former picture and he was totally unaware of ...

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by tomindc
Sat Mar 01, 2003 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First 747 Flight!
Replies: 140
Views: 13549

RE: Your First 747 Flight!

August, 1970 -- TWA from Lisbon to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>. I was ending a European tour and had requested the 747, whereas all the rest of the tour members were returning on an Alitalia DC-8. Much to my surprise...

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by tomindc
Tue Nov 26, 2002 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Airlines 747 Operations
Replies: 28
Views: 8664

RE: Continental Airlines 747 Operations

I've been to Australia and New Zealand only once and it was with three other friends and we all used mileage to get free first class tickets from the East Coast. The LAX-HNL-AUK-SYD-HNL-LAX portions were on CO 747 aircraft.

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by tomindc
Wed Oct 30, 2002 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Plane Into Smallest Airport You've Been On
Replies: 41
Views: 11779

RE: Largest Plane Into Smallest Airport You've Been On

Eastern Airlines B727 into and out of Key West, FL.

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by tomindc
Fri Oct 18, 2002 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Online Prices Getting Ridiculously Low?
Replies: 20
Views: 2392

RE: Some Online Prices Getting Ridiculously Low?

I too have found some extraordinary fares. (1) When booking a flight DCA to Knoxville, TN for Christmas I was always finding $300 with a Saturday night and $800 without a Saturday night -- and I didn't want to stay that long. Then, just last week on the US Airways site, I found a $198 round-trip (no...

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by tomindc
Mon Sep 30, 2002 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Traffic Control Strike Today: Italy (?)
Replies: 6
Views: 2630

RE: Air Traffic Control Strike Today: Italy (?)

Just returned yesterday from a European vacation. Had planned a one day visit to Rome after leaving a cruise ship. Took the expensive transfer from Rome's port to downtown and checked into the hotel, after very, very bad traffic (this was on Friday). Called Lufthansa just to reconfirm a 10:10am flig...

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by tomindc
Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dangerous Approaches
Replies: 25
Views: 3677

RE: Dangerous Approaches

St. Barts, French West Indies

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by tomindc
Tue Aug 13, 2002 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Longest Flight You Ever Flewn
Replies: 104
Views: 14364

RE: What Is Your Longest Flight You Ever Flewn

Longest non-stop: SFO-TPE and HKG-SFO on UA 747SP, about 13.5 if I remember correctly. Longest continuous: DCA-JFK-BRU-JNB-CPT on DL/SN, MD-80, A340, 747, A300 or DCA-IAH-LAX-HNL-AUK-Christchurch on CO and the last hop on Air New Zealand. Both trips were 30 + hours due to stops/layovers. Tom

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by tomindc
Thu Jul 04, 2002 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Flown US To South Africa?
Replies: 9
Views: 2495

RE: Have You Flown US To South Africa?

My trip was JFK-BRU-JNB-CPT, and return. I wasn't looking forward to the two overnights but it actually worked out pretty well. Had a late departure from JFK, after 11pm, then landed in BRU in the late morning. With the JNB flight scheduled at 8pm, I took the train downtown and spent the day roaming...

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by tomindc
Sat Jun 15, 2002 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta JFK-CDG-BOM-CDG-JFK Plane Selection?
Replies: 5
Views: 3842

RE: Delta JFK-CDG-BOM-CDG-JFK Plane Selection?

DL switched the flight from FRA to CDG to take advantage of DL's partnership with AF and its hub at CDG.

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by tomindc
Fri Jun 14, 2002 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Major Player At Your Airport?
Replies: 40
Views: 6792

RE: What Is The Major Player At Your Airport?

DCA = US
IAD = UA
BWI = WN (I think)

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by tomindc
Wed May 22, 2002 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Eliminates Free Booze On Intl Flights
Replies: 29
Views: 5029

RE: Continental Eliminates Free Booze On Intl Flights

Very interesting to watch to see if any other US carriers match this....my instinct tells me that CO will be out there all by itself. Think of the hassles the FAs have domestically to provide change, etc., to keep track of who is owed change, etc. Add that to a widebody and at least two currencies t...

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by tomindc
Sat Dec 01, 2001 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did You First See A 747?
Replies: 76
Views: 3683

RE: When Did You First See A 747?

It was a PAA 747 on final to Heathrow in June, 1970. I had gone to Europe via ship (thus didn't go through JFK) and was on a tour bus headed toward London. It was so HUGE against the skyline that it appeared to be hardly moving....quite a sight. First trip on one was later that Summer, traveling bac...

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by tomindc
Wed Oct 17, 2001 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flown In/out Of DCA Yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2672

RE: Anyone Flown In/out Of DCA Yet?

I flew AA DCA/DFW/LFT on 5 October and returned on the 7th. 30 minutes rule was in effect. Airport was very, very quiet, thus security and check-in was very quick. Less than 35 passengers on MD-80 to/from DFW. At Dallas, they has a special gate, D39 I think, which was at the very end of one of the t...

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by tomindc
Thu Oct 04, 2001 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Shut Out At DCA
Replies: 17
Views: 2272

RE: Airlines Shut Out At DCA

Anyone know why the ban on the 757s? Temporary or permanent?

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by tomindc
Wed Sep 19, 2001 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT On DCA
Replies: 24
Views: 1978

RE: DOT On DCA

I feel DCA should be reopened. Make it a security fortress if necessary, but get it open.

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by tomindc
Tue Sep 04, 2001 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airline Color Scheme (us Based
Replies: 31
Views: 581

RE: Favorite Airline Color Scheme (us Based

US Airways -- quite elegant; 2nd would be CO for me

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by tomindc
Tue Aug 21, 2001 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dripping Water Inside A 747
Replies: 12
Views: 8705

RE: Dripping Water Inside A 747

I was sitting in the first row of coach on an AA 757 flight from St. Thomas to Miami just last month. While on the ground, the dripping was significant enough that they had to move a first class passenger to another seat. Since that "wet" seat was the only one vacant in first, it's possible they bum...

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by tomindc
Sat Jul 14, 2001 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Business Elite
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

RE: Delta Business Elite

Anyone had the experience between JFK-BOM? I'll be doing that in Dec, returning in January, 02.

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by tomindc
Thu Jul 12, 2001 4:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Autolands - Why Tell The Tower?
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

RE: Autolands - Why Tell The Tower?

Thanks for the topic and information as I too have heard this upon landing at SEA on a UA 320. But, I'm sure it was on final when the crew notified the tower as I listened most of the way from IAD.

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