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by zrs70
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6559

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

You will notice one particular photo taken from the observation lounge of terminal B. This is the photo with the Northwest DC 10. The Virgin Atlantic gate was on the side closer to where the photo was taken. They also had a small clubhouse adjacent to the gate, but in the non-secure zone. Was the V...

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by zrs70
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6559

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

Somewhat relevant to this thread. Here is a link to some pretty poor quality photos I have of looking at that time. You will notice one particular photo taken from the observation lounge of terminal B. This is the photo with the Northwest DC 10. The Virgin Atlantic gate was on the side closer to whe...

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by zrs70
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 72
Views: 9469

Re: Western Airlines questions

departedflights wrote:
Wingtips56 wrote:
WA did serve DCA National.


They certainly did!

Image


If I recall, they flew DCA-IAD-SLC.

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by zrs70
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could the PIT hub have been saved?
Replies: 9
Views: 817

Re: Could the PIT hub have been saved?

I remember looking closely at PIT on a map back in the early 80’s. Geographically, it made so much sense as a hub. You could connect north/ south and east west, Midwest-south and south/west - all without going all that much out of your way. It was just that much more strategically located than Cleve...

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by zrs70
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How will my United flight in September go?
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: How will my United flight in September go?

If you truly booked for September 31, you have other worries!

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by zrs70
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767-400s at LaGuardia
Replies: 52
Views: 8769

Re: 767-400s at LaGuardia

Not only could the DC10's and L1011's operate out of LGA.... If I recall correctly, they were specifically designed with LGA ops in mind.

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by zrs70
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Email Etiquette
Replies: 36
Views: 1690

Re: Email Etiquette

fr8mech wrote:

Just something light to chew on.


If we are going to comment on grammar checking, can we mention that a sentence shouldn’t end with a preposition?

:)

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by zrs70
Sun May 24, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1913

Re: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

Op here. I thought I was clear in my opening. I meant to ask, aside from the current pandemic, what extraordinary trips have people had to cancel in their lives?

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by zrs70
Tue May 19, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...
Replies: 16
Views: 1352

Re: HYPOTHETICAL: If AA goes under...

I just hope my lifetime Admirals Club membership will be picked up!

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by zrs70
Wed May 13, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?
Replies: 80
Views: 10168

Re: Why did UA have a monopoly at EWR?

tpaewr wrote:
The EWR hub is completely from CO. I think Peoples flew LGW, maybe other.”(


Time to reread history.

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by zrs70
Mon May 11, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel
Replies: 24
Views: 1913

Amazing trips you’ve had to cancel

The current pandemic got me thinking. What other times have you had to cancel a long anticipated trip and for what reason? I had to cancel my first Concord trip because my supervisor broke his back, and I had to step in. I had to cancel the final United 747 because my husband was hit by a car. For t...

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by zrs70
Mon May 11, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?
Replies: 34
Views: 5051

Re: Why Didn't Swissair and Sabena order The 747-400?

For the same reason that Piedmont Airlines didn’t order the Concorde. Didn’t fit their business model.

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by zrs70
Fri May 01, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "In town" airports / Your favorites
Replies: 58
Views: 4061

Re: "In town" airports / Your favorites

Gibraltar.

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by zrs70
Mon Apr 27, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Long haul vs short haul emotions
Replies: 4
Views: 549

Re: Long haul vs short haul emotions

While I agree that there is a wonderful feeling about boarding a big plane to a faraway place, I equally love getting on ultra-short flights (wheels up to wheels down in 23 minutes). I LOVE the Alaska Air runs, for example!

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by zrs70
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Because it isn’t/wasn’t/ wouldn’t be profitable
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Because it isn’t/wasn’t/ wouldn’t be profitable

The thread title is the answer to just about every question asked, “why doesn’t airline x fly between cities y and z?”

Happy day everyone!

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by zrs70
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How many languages do you know?
Replies: 65
Views: 3106

Re: How many languages do you know?

How many do I know, or how many do I speak? Only fluent in English But I majored in Spanish, so I can get along well in any Spanish speaking country I am fairly good with Hebrew, though i can’t keep up well in conversation Yiddish is a big part of my culture, but I only have a a limited vocabulary. ...

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by zrs70
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7127

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

Before deregulation. Bos was the second largest European gateway. There have always been many European carriers into Logan, long before those carriers flew into other us airports.

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by zrs70
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't
Replies: 17
Views: 1162

Re: Announcement that "boarding is closed" when it ain't

Doesn’t boarding generally end 20 minutes before pushback as a general rule?

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by zrs70
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2122

Whose 747’s have you flown?

Current Airlines:
United
British Airways
Thai
Korean
Lufthansa
Singapore Airlines
ANA
Asiana
Air France
Alitalia
Qantas
Cathay Pacific
Air New Zealand
EVA
KLM
Virgin Atlantic


Former Carriers:
Swissair
TWA
Northwest (Orient)

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by zrs70
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2148

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

Airports: Stapleton Mirabel Athens/ Ellinikon Demolished Terminals at existing airports: Eastern Terminal, Boston Pan Am/ Delta Terminal, JFK TWA Terminal, JFK International Arrivals Terminal, JFK O’Hare former international terminal Entirely demolished/ abandoned airport terminals Pittsburgh Ontari...

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by zrs70
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 6961

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

I can only speak for the western world. Don’t know as much about the Soviet Era planes...

Ugliest: The A380

Best:
Connie
L1011
787

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by zrs70
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3315

What former carriers have you flown?

What former carriers (non commuter) - including airlines that have merged - have you flown? Eastern TWA Pan Am Braniff I Braniff II Continental Northwest America West Reno Air New York Air USAir(ways) Midway Midwest Express Virgin America Trump Mexicana Canadian Pacific British Midland Olympic Swiss...

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by zrs70
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Eastern Air-Shuttle Question
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Eastern Air-Shuttle Question

I believe the record was 7 back up sections for one particular flight.

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by zrs70
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Pocket Guides from the 1980s/90s
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

Re: Airport Pocket Guides from the 1980s/90s

Somebody posted a fantastic gallery of detailed terminal maps here within the last couple years from either the OAG or another source, if this helps. One of them showed gate locations for airlines at many airports. 3 years ago Zachary Shapiro shared these airport diagrams from 1985 on iCloud I dont...

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by zrs70
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: University Thesis Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: University Thesis Survey

I begaמ the survey but didn’t complete it. I got stuck on definitions... If I fly LAX-YVR-NRT-LAX, how many international flights is that? One or three? LAX-YVR-NRT-LAX counts as 3 segments, so 3 flights for the purpose of the survey. I couldn't use the word 'segment', which I would have preferred,...

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by zrs70
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: University Thesis Survey
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: University Thesis Survey

I begaמ the survey but didn’t complete it. I got stuck on definitions...

If I fly LAX-YVR-NRT-LAX, how many international flights is that? One or three?

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by zrs70
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 3004

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

Any thread title that asks:

“Will xxx EVER fly a YYY?”

Or

“Why doesn’t XX airline fly random city to random city?”

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by zrs70
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners
Replies: 13
Views: 1348

Re: Current flatbeds vs. older recliners

While I enjoy the privacy of the current lie-flat seats, I miss the spaciousness and open feeling of the older cabins with recliners.

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by zrs70
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Adult only flights - possibility
Replies: 22
Views: 1357

Re: Adult only flights - possibility

I can see it now. Mr. Smith’s and junior are traveling and their flight is cancelled. The agent says, “Well, we do have another flight in an hour, but it’s an adult only flight. So we will put you on tomorrow’s instead.”

I am more annoyed by loud adults than I am by noisy children on planes.

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by zrs70
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The glory days of airports that are now a fraction of what they used to be
Replies: 4
Views: 986

The glory days of airports that are now a fraction of what they used to be

So many airports used to have hubs that were marks of pride. I think of those small to midsize cities Who is the airports are long beyond the glory days. Remember Piedmont in Dayton? Empire airlines in Syracuse? Braniff and Eastern in Kansas City? Republic in Memphis? Ozark in St. Louis? Midwest Exp...

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by zrs70
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Article: how to get a free drink on board
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Article: how to get a free drink on board

https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlin ... -attendant
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Sorry… The goal of being nice and respectful should not be to get a free drink. It should be… That you are a decent human being.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/airlin ... -attendant

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by zrs70
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest airline rivalries of the world
Replies: 24
Views: 3282

Re: Biggest airline rivalries of the world

Pan Am vs TWA

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by zrs70
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non US countries with more than one major airline
Replies: 24
Views: 1873

Re: Non US countries with more than one major airline

I think if we were honest about things, we wouldn’t squabble over the Mickey Mouse airlines many people are talking about.

Air France and Air Caribes Are hardly in the same league.

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by zrs70
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Pan Am Experience in LA
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: The Pan Am Experience in LA

Loved it. Should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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by zrs70
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US commercial airport farthest from any other US commercial airport
Replies: 7
Views: 578

US commercial airport farthest from any other US commercial airport

Sometimes you can drive 1/2 hour from one airport with major commercial service to another. (LGA-JFK). Often it’s a bit longer (ORD-MKE).

What are the most isolated commercial airports? Let’s take Alaska out of the equation.

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by zrs70
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mr.Rogers Neighborhood
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Mr.Rogers Neighborhood

My Mr Roger’s story ... 1989, I had a summer college job as a ticket agent for a small airline (Business Express/ Delta Connection) at the Nantucket airport. One day, as I was checking passengers in, I looked up and I asked for the next passengers last name. “Rogers” said a man with a smile. His smi...

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by zrs70
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 17860

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

https://www.icao.int/Pages/freedomsAir.aspx


I really despise it when people tell posters to search first.

Airliners.net is your friend as well.
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SCFlyer wrote:
UA857/Leon wrote:
Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?


Google is your friend.

https://www.icao.int/Pages/freedomsAir.aspx


I really despise it when people tell posters to search first.

Airliners.net is your friend as well.

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non US countries with more than one major airline
Replies: 24
Views: 1873

Non US countries with more than one major airline

What are the counties that have more than one true major carriers? (Not a low cost, etc).

Japan (JAL and ANA)
South Korea (Asiana and Korean)

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by zrs70
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politicans; When Did They Become "God" Like?
Replies: 23
Views: 937

Re: Politicans; When Did They Become "God" Like?

Then we come to today, with the Trumpers, the Mad Maxine gang members, the "squad" fan club, and the far left/right factions, who will resort to anything including violence, to defend their beloved elected officials. My question is how did this happen, and is there a way to stop this and ...

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cities That Should Be Served But Are Not
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Cities That Should Be Served But Are Not

I think JetBlue season into Bar Harbor, Maine would be great.

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by zrs70
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “ Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East”
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

Re: “ Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East”

ummmmm.... It is not "the far left who often stand against Israel" but, rather, people across the political spectrum who are against their government's policies. Anti-Israeli hysteria is something vast majority of lefties happily join. The whole shameful BDS is a leftist idea. Of course, ...

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by zrs70
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “ Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East”
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

Re: “ Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East”

A lot still needs to be done. Same sex marriages, Surrogacy - not possible locally though marriage/adoptions abroad are recognized. Lots to do wrt Transgender people. Does Israel have anti-discrimination laws for LGBTQI people? I went to a program recently with the first transgender officer in the ...

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “ Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East”
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

Re: “ Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East”

Not sure what the point of this is. This is almost always used by conservatives to justify christian discrimination here in the USA, usually the same ones that call Jews the Synagogue of Satan (like the "pastor" that blessed the new Jerusalem embassy). Is it really that hard to understand...

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: “ Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East”
Replies: 29
Views: 1323

“ Israel Is the Only LGBTQ Safe Haven in the Middle East”

https://jewishjournal.com/culture/lifes ... ddle-east/
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Important article directed to those on the far left who often stand against Israel.



https://jewishjournal.com/culture/lifes ... ddle-east/

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by zrs70
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: My first TSA experience
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: My first TSA experience

Why is "randomly picked" in ""?

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by zrs70
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Before the Internet, what were your main sources of aviation news?
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: Before the Internet, what were your main sources of aviation news?

And while we are talking about it: I don’t know where I read this story but I still remember it very clearly. It was a weekend at ZRH and several planespotters had gathered there to take pictures of a Virgin A346, the landing had been announced via Internet. So while it landed all the planespotters...

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