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by zrs70
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 44
Views: 1428

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

I'm seeing four different answers here: 1) Hotels that are encompassed into the airport terminal (DTW - Westin) 2) Hotels that are connected to the terminal via an enclosed/ semi enclosed walkway (BOS-Hilton) 3) Hotels that are right outside the terminal/ across the street (VIE - NH Hotel) 4) Hotels...

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by zrs70
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?
Replies: 30
Views: 1340

Re: Most Painful Red Eye Flight of 2019?

America West was mentioned up thread. I remember LAS-DSM red eyes on crjs. That must have been dreadful.

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by zrs70
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3042

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

My husband and I usually get two aisles across from each other when in coach. When unavailable, we take an aisle and window.

Inevitably, the person in the middle between us anticipates that we will want to sit together and offers to move. We always decline, as we don’t like middle seats at all.

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by zrs70
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class/ US Domestic in 1986
Replies: 1
Views: 300

First Class/ US Domestic in 1986

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html
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We often yearn for the glory of First class of 30 years ago. But in 1986, they yearned for the days before as well....

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm ... story.html

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by zrs70
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Introverts unite!
Replies: 44
Views: 1871

Re: Introverts unite!

You would be surprised at just how introverted most people you might think are extroverts really are.

Most religious leaders I know are introverts. But you would never think of it when you see them in action. But get them off the pulpit, and they are often quite shy.

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by zrs70
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont..............gone 30 years
Replies: 78
Views: 8455

Re: Piedmont..............gone 30 years

My father was a private pilot, and I spent my childhood flying up and down the east coast in his prop.

I used to get quite airsick, and I would look out the window when we landed in places like Wilmington, NC, longing to be on the huge Piedmont 737-200’s!

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by zrs70
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would you do if someone was sitting at your assigned seat?
Replies: 53
Views: 3042

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

I think it depends on the passenger. Some are nice about it, some are just being dicks. I remember back in 2009, I was going from JNB to IST and this woman wanted to sit in my assigned emergency exit seat because she wanted to sit with her friend that she saw when she got on the flight. I had a cra...

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by zrs70
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

I had tickets for the Concorde in 1999. Took many, man6 hours to put together the logistics. Three days before departure, my boss had an accident, and I was needed to cover. We cancelled trip. That really stung. But life continues, and I was able to get three concord trips in (all on miles) before s...

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by zrs70
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Connecting at Boston Logan
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Connecting at Boston Logan

If you are checking bags, you may to to recheck in Boston. If not, you will stay in the secure zone.

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by zrs70
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of the passenger boarding bridge
Replies: 16
Views: 3739

Re: History of the passenger boarding bridge

Great read!

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by zrs70
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United - connect in IAH, DEN, or ORD?
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: United - connect in IAH, DEN, or ORD?

Hi all, I'm looking at flying from YYZ to LAX later this year and UA is by far the cheapest option. For the trip to LAX, the flight I'm leaning towards includes a 1hr 6min connection in SFO. However, on the return, there are 3 different connecting options that come out to around the same price: a 1...

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by zrs70
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is next for Icelandair?
Replies: 80
Views: 12245

Re: What is next for Icelandair?

I think it’s time for Icelandair to up its game with international business class. They can no longer offer the equivalent of US domestic first seats.

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by zrs70
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with most “short” long haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1222

Airport with most “short” long haul flights

What airports around the world have the shortest long haul flights? For example, BOS-DUB flights are long haul, though the flight is often under 5 hours. How do we define long haul? Let’s just say: flights that full service airlines offer proper international long haul amenities on (full meals, amen...

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by zrs70
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I admit it - I stereotype rude travellers
Replies: 12
Views: 1432

Re: I admit it - I stereotype rude travellers

I’m sitting the the DTW Delta Sky Club. Most people are respected the quiet of the club. But one gay behind me had a booming voice and was holding a FaceTime conversation on speaker phone. His voice permeated every crevice. I thought to myself: “Let’s see if I can guest what this guy looks like.......

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by zrs70
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I admit it - I stereotype rude travellers
Replies: 12
Views: 1432

I admit it - I stereotype rude travellers

I’m sitting the the DTW Delta Sky Club. Most people are respected the quiet of the club. But one guy behind me had a booming voice and was holding a FaceTime conversation on speaker phone. His voice permeated every crevice. I thought to myself: “Let’s see if I can guest what this guy looks like....”...

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by zrs70
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd patterns into JFK from West Coat (6/29)
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: Odd patterns into JFK from West Coat (6/29)

I’m on DL flight 1258, LAX-JFK. We took a hard right just west of ORD and flew north to MKE. Captain came on and announced traffic holds over JFK. We then continued east toward Fort Wayne. But we now are in a loop. Noticing other NYC bound flights doing similar. Is it common to be in a holding patt...

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by zrs70
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd patterns into JFK from West Coat (6/29)
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Odd patterns into JFK from West Coat (6/29)

I’m on DL flight 1258, LAX-JFK. We took a hard right just west of ORD and flew north to MKE. Captain came on and announced traffic holds over JFK. We then continued east toward Fort Wayne. But we now are in a loop. Noticing other NYC bound flights doing similar. Is it common to be in a holding patte...

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by zrs70
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: There’s something special about XXX plane
Replies: 18
Views: 1329

There’s something special about XXX plane

There are some planes out there that have a little something special. And there are others that just seem like every other plane. I’m not talking about the interiors. I’m talking about the actual equipment. Pretty much every narrowbody airbus and Boeing are the same. Sure, technology might vary. But...

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by zrs70
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Double TAP Air Portugal Inaugural: San Francisco & Washington DC Dulles
Replies: 6
Views: 5440

Re: Double TAP Air Portugal Inaugural: San Francisco & Washington DC Dulles

FlightLevel360 wrote:
I actually make a cameo apperarance in one of the photos of the SFO inaugural...
I was flying to LAX that day, and spent lots of time on the observation deck and looked at the TAP party from the concourse above!



Lol. I’m in one of the photos as well, as I was on the Sfo-lis flight!

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by zrs70
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First class restrooms - economy class using?
Replies: 9
Views: 935

Re: First class restrooms - economy class using?

There are many variables here. 1. Are the passengers using the F lav disabled in any way? 2. Just getting to the rear lav blocked by a service cart? 3. Perhaps the passenger really really really has to go. 4. Perhaps the flight attendant in the rear of the plane send the passenger back forward becau...

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by zrs70
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you expect from Lounge staff?
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: What do you expect from Lounge staff?

Paid memberships and high-tier FF's Well, it’s not that simple. On some airlines, paid membership only works if you are flying that alliance that day. Some airlines offer top status clu/ membership, but most don’t. Status alone will only grant entry on international itineraries. Some airlines offer...

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by zrs70
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?
Replies: 45
Views: 5852

Re: Why doesn’t UA fly an Airbus Widebody?

ikolkyo wrote:
Because they never needed them, same goes for PMUA, PMCO, PMDL and AA going forward.


didn’t AA, DL, and PMCO all fly the A300?

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by zrs70
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 3700

Re: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS

Just to add .... one of my fav flights was UA BGR-PWM-ORD. Love the quick BGR-PWM segment!

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by zrs70
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS
Replies: 25
Views: 3700

Re: Cape Air to start PWM-BOS

Sigh - I remember when Delta had 757's BOS-PWM. But those days are long gone!

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by zrs70
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What do you expect from Lounge staff?
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: What do you expect from Lounge staff?

YOu have a tough job. On the one hand, you want to be welcoming. On the other, you are a gatekeeper.

My advice: always, ALWAYS, greet people cheerfully. It costs nothing to smile.

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by zrs70
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 13119

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

Years ago, I surprised my (then boyfriend, now) husband with a weekend getaway to LAS (from LAX). At the time, HA flew the DC10 between the two cities as a tag on.

So I bought the paper ticket and presented him with the ticket jacket. Right up until check in, he thought we were off to Honolulu!

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by zrs70
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV
Replies: 7
Views: 4578

Re: Onwards and Upwards Part 1: Swiss and El Al BOS-ZRH-TLV

https://www.staralliance.com/en/lounge-access-policy
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Odd that the UA Club membership didn’t grant you access. According to *A policy, paid membership in the united club grants you access:

https://www.staralliance.com/en/lounge-access-policy

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by zrs70
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1398

Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

What do you all think about public wedding proposals? I believe that these are intimate moments that should be done privately. But many have it in their heads to doing a public announcement in front of either strangers or friends is a really cool thing to do.

What do you all think?

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by zrs70
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4117

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

A few tid bits: Midwest Express in their glory years... They were a cut above the others. 2x2 seating on DC-9’s (though legroom was not as generous as first class on other domestic carriers. Food service was certainly above par. New York Air. LOVED the Flying Nosh bags that were given out in flight!...

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by zrs70
Fri May 24, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?
Replies: 14
Views: 1471

Re: East Coast to UK - most interesting way?

Icelandair.
Emirates (Jfk-msp)
Air India (Ewr-Lhr)
Does Ethiopian still fly from the east coast to Dublin?

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by zrs70
Thu May 23, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1533

Re: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

This website is proof minds get changed constantly. How? Look at how many members have had to delete their previous usernames/accounts because they made outstanding fools of themselves, over and over again until they get properly adjusted....that's due to mind change. When I 1st joined this place i...

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by zrs70
Wed May 22, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Invited to check in for 2nd leg of trip (but not 1st)
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Invited to check in for 2nd leg of trip (but not 1st)

Hadn’t seen this before. I’m flying LAX-MEX-QRO (another Mexico destination). Booked on Aeromexico as a DL codeshare as one ticket. Check in for US departing flights is available 24 hours in advance. But Mexico departing flights are at 48 hours. Check in for my 2nd leg opened up 24 hours before my 1...

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by zrs70
Tue May 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have you ever been able to change someone's mind
Replies: 20
Views: 1533

Have you ever been able to change someone's mind

Convictions (legal, religious, political) are nearly impossible to change. Even if you line up evidence to prove your point, swaying an opinion is rarely possible. An emotional truth so often outweighs everything else. Have you been successful? How? Has YOUR mind ever been swayed by someone else?

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by zrs70
Wed May 08, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The longest "milk run" across mainland US
Replies: 4
Views: 712

Re: The longest "milk run" across mainland US

I'm not clear on what this is.
Typically, a milk run is a direct flight on one airline with multiple stops and no change of plane.

OP - you are asking for something else here, right?

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by zrs70
Wed May 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28372

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

My theology does not come out of new age feel good stuff. It is based on 1000’s of years of Jewish exploration. Damn shame your theology is based on 1000’s of years of ignorance, with not a jot of tangible evidence that god exists. LOL! I hear you. Perhaps my ignorance is bliss! Then again, I've ne...

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by zrs70
Mon May 06, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28372

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

The problem I see is that most people put God into a box. Religion and religious people often refer to God in terms that diminish potential. How many refer to God as “Him”? How many expect/ hope God to respond to each prayer? I don’t believe in a God that allows suffering. But I do believe in a God ...

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by zrs70
Fri May 03, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3517

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

I’ve said this here before, and I will say it again.

1st time you hear the shtick it’s funny.
2nd time it’s stale.
3rd time it’s annoying.

LCC’s can get away with it because they cater to many infrequent flyers that will hear it once. But legacies really should avoid it.

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by zrs70
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it me or are UAL fares unusually high??
Replies: 8
Views: 766

Re: Is it me or are UAL fares unusually high??

OP, the way your thread reads is like this:

Is UA high or am I high?

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by zrs70
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)

HP was a pioneer in IFE for us carriers. Bud it was rudimentary. How do you mean...a pioneer? They only started in Aug 1983, and I first flew on them in Dec 1983 LAX-PHX-COS. I seem to remember all the established US legacy carriers had the old plastic tube earphones to connect to the arm rest and ...

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by zrs70
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1263

Re: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)

I flew them mostly in the late 90’s. Food in F on most longer flights was worse than F food on the major us carriers. HP was a pioneer in IFE for us carriers. Bud it was rudimentary. I got a life membership in the HP club, and I enjoyed them in LAS and PHX. That membership was honored through the me...

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by zrs70
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?

Ok, at home I have my library of aviation books. Here at work: 1) A replica of the Blue Line/ Boston MBTA "Airport" Station sign 2) A vintage propellor that was gifted to me upon 10 years of service to my congregation 3) A Lego 787 that was assembled along with kids in the congregation 4) ...

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by zrs70
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4521

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Did you seriously think that cruises exist to be an efficient mode of transportation? You refer to the "magic of the sea" Er, it was BWIAirport, not I, who somehow made this about "efficient" transportation. I was all about magic of the sea from the start. And I maintain this st...

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by zrs70
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1495

Re: How many countries have you visited?

Canada US Mexico Cuba Jamaica Bahamas Dominican Republic Panama Peru Argentina Uruguay Chile UK Ireland France Belgium Germany (West and later whole) Denmark Sweden Norway Finland Iceland Holland Spain Portugal Luxembourg Italy Monaco Vatican Switzerland Lichtenstein Austria Hungary Czeck Republic P...

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by zrs70
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many US states have you visited?
Replies: 91
Views: 6153

Re: How many US states have you visited?

I have been to all but Alabama and North Dakota. This takes me back to 1984/5, when United was the first carrier to fly into all 50 states. They had a promotion that if you could fly into or out of each state on a UA flight with a fixed time, you would get free travel for a year. I was a teen. But I...

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by zrs70
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?
Replies: 28
Views: 1460

Re: What is the common thread in all us airline geeks?

In the mid 80s, in my teens, I took the T to Boston Logan twice a month. I always hoped the new timetables were out or that one if the airlines were giving out free OAG pocket guides. I would go to the 16th floor of the control tower to the observation lounge and pull out my timetables, looking at h...

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by zrs70
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV theme songs performed by the cast or a cast member
Replies: 20
Views: 1894

Re: TV theme songs performed by the cast or a cast member

In the first season of “Facts of Life” Mrs. Garret (Charlotte Rae) sang a few lines in the theme. Joanie Loves Chachi (Erin Moran and Scott Baio) A bit of a stretch: the closing credits to “The Jeffersons” was sung by Janet Dubois, who played “Wilona” on “Good Times.” The Jeffersons was a spin off o...

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by zrs70
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV theme songs performed by the cast or a cast member
Replies: 20
Views: 1894

Re: TV theme songs performed by the cast or a cast member

All in the Family
Mr Rogers
Zoom
Green Acres
Mr Ed
Muppet Show
Partridge Family

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by zrs70
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV theme songs performed by the cast or a cast member
Replies: 20
Views: 1894

TV theme songs performed by the cast or a cast member

There are lots of TV shows who is theme songs are sung by either the cast or a cast member. Let’s brainstorm with some of them are;

Eight is Enough (Grant Goodeve)
Gimme a Break (Nel Carter)
Brady Bunch (kids)
Love, Sydney (cast)
Alice (Linda Lavin)

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by zrs70
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What got you into aviation?
Replies: 52
Views: 9067

Re: What got you into aviation?

My father was/ is a private pilot. We would fly up and down the east coast, and it would take hours. I was often airsick. We would land at smaller fields (like Richmond, VA or Wilmington, NC). I would look out and gaze at the HUGE United 727-100’s, Eastern DC-9’s, and Piedmont 737’s, longing to be o...

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by zrs70
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, airline suggestions please
Replies: 21
Views: 1672

Re: Edinburgh- Johannesburg, airline suggestions please

I intend to fly this route for the 4th time now. Most flights will involve transfer at London or the middle east. I have flown on Emirates, Qatar and Rwandair and was wondering if people have a carrier whose service they liked on this route. I have been on the 787, 777, a380 (emirates) and airbus a...

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