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by zrs70
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda
Replies: 72
Views: 13949

Re: Airport architecture question: the rise and fall of the rotunda

Rotundas are also harder to expand. A linear terminal can be extended. A rotunda, not so much.

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by zrs70
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best jetliner for hot and high airports?
Replies: 18
Views: 1900

Re: Best jetliner for hot and high airports?

The BAC-146 was great for hot and high!

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by zrs70
Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anybody miss/remember the 2000s-early 2010s in terms of planespotting?
Replies: 19
Views: 1589

Re: Anybody miss/remember the 2000s-early 2010s in terms of planespotting?

I really miss the early to mid 80’s. You still got an occasional DC8. Most airlines across the Atlantic used 747’s. Boston (my home) saw 747’s from BA, AF, EI, AZ, OA, SB, SR, NW, and TW. And then there were the L1011’s from TP, DL,EA, and TW. Not to mention the DC10’s from AA, UA, and NW. Every dom...

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by zrs70
Tue Aug 24, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2533

Re: The appeal of raising children

Gay couples have to go through lots of hoops to have babies. We chose surrogacy. It took many years. This REALLY grinds my gears. Absolutely unnecessary red tape driven by fear, pseudoscience, and evangelical nonsense. Please don’t misunderstand. The hoops weren’t driven by fear or evangelical nons...

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by zrs70
Tue Aug 24, 2021 5:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The appeal of raising children
Replies: 50
Views: 2533

Re: The appeal of raising children

My husband and I brought twins into the world at a later chapter in life. I was 48 and he was 55 when they were born. We had been talking about kids for over 20 years, but it was never the right. (Truth is, there really isn’t any ideal time). We love to travel. We love spontaneity. We love being abl...

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by zrs70
Sat Aug 21, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you think Virgin Atlantic is classy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2340

Re: Do you think Virgin Atlantic are classy?

When they were a young airline, VS was in a class if it’s own. “Upper Class” was a totally different kind of experience than anything else out there.

Now, it’s no different from what others offer.

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by zrs70
Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived hubs
Replies: 25
Views: 2590

Re: Shortest lived hubs

New York Air at RDU.

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by zrs70
Wed Aug 11, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL BOS hub
Replies: 58
Views: 11703

Re: DL BOS hub

Lol! This reminds me of how excited I was in the mid 80’s when I obtained a large fold out Delta route map. The literature on the map called Boston a mini-hub. As a kid from Boston, make me feel important! At the time, Delta has service to places like Bangor, Portland, Hartford, LGA, JFK, DCA, BWI, ...

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by zrs70
Fri Aug 06, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque
Replies: 15
Views: 1547

Re: TWA brought a touch of class to Albuquerque

TWA brought me to AQB for the first time when I was 12, in 1981. Our family went there from BOS via STL for a ski trip. I believe our BOS-STL outbound was an a 707. There were no overhead bins, just a shelf. Does that sound right? TW used jetways in ABQ. I think most other carriers did not. ABQ stil...

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by zrs70
Mon Aug 02, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 1983

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

I always enjoy stairs to/ from the plane.

I always hate the inevitable bus to/ from the plane. All too often I arrive in business or first only to be in a hot, crowded bus. Kind of dampers the sense of arrival!

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by zrs70
Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: U.S. Airport Lounges
Replies: 13
Views: 1514

Re: U.S. Airport Lounges

I am fortunate to have life memberships with the big three us carriers - as well as access to the AS and Centurion lounges. I’ll put centurion aside. DL consistently has better food offerings. AA has consistently lousy offerings. UA is in the middle. I find AA clubs rather vanilla. I find DL clubs s...

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by zrs70
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do Widebodies without lieflats exist anymore in the US?
Replies: 2
Views: 838

Do Widebodies without lieflats exist anymore in the US?

I think the answer is no. If that’s accurate, who was the last US carrier to offer a domestic configuration widebody (without an international style F/C seat)?

And yes, UA has the Hawaii configured planes with 2-4-2 seating. Not really including that in my question.

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by zrs70
Sat May 22, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you take off your shoes when flying?
Replies: 37
Views: 2979

Re: Do you take off your shoes when flying?

I've flown a gazillion miles. I've never gotten sick by not wearing my shoes. Never. Not once. If I step in goo or pee or vomit ... whatever.... never gotten sick. Why? Because I wash my socks. Do you all wash your shoes after you fly? You step in the same stuff. Chances are your shoes are dirtier t...

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by zrs70
Tue May 18, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can someone weigh in on WN8506, may 18
Replies: 3
Views: 1847

Can someone weigh in on WN8506, may 18

This is from San Antonio to Austin. I realize that the weather is pretty bad down there, but if you take a look at The flight path, it’s pretty wonky.

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by zrs70
Sun May 16, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH EWR to MLA Nonstop - A350
Replies: 30
Views: 8444

Re: LH EWR to MLA Nonstop - A350

I spent a night in Marla a couple of summers ago. It was a real treat, though I’m not sure if I could spend more than 2-3 days there. It was part of a wonderful flying expedition. I flew SIN-LHR on the then new SQ suite. I then got down to Malta. Flew Malta to Cyprus on Emirates in F. It was an awes...

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by zrs70
Mon May 10, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline branding at airports
Replies: 6
Views: 1164

Airline branding at airports

There are many airports with multi use ticket encounter in gates. If all the computers and overhead Computer monitors were shut down, you would never know what airline brand you were flying. There are also many airports where a terminal or a wing is designed specifically by or for the airline. Color...

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by zrs70
Thu May 06, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Island Hopper Question
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: United Island Hopper Question

I would do some research and see if each segment of 154 is really unavailable. It could be just the first or last segment. You can always get two tickets. One revenue and one award.

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by zrs70
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United to all 50 states
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

Re: United to all 50 states

I remember the promotion well. It is documented here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/travel/1985/06/30/the-challenge-50-states-in-50-days/e0233b1d-56d1-42f8-9217-a68060fa8130/ I, too, still have the timetable. I remember, as a teen, trying to map out my plan of action to accomplish...

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by zrs70
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 1511

Re: Is a 1 hour 27 min. layover at SFO too short for a domestic to transpacific connection?

What class of service?
Are you traveling alone?
Will you be slowed down by lots of carry ons?
Are you able bodied?

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by zrs70
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?
Replies: 26
Views: 4280

Re: Will we ever see anything like The Residences ever again?

In the earlier days of flying, airliners had full suites for their 20 hour flights across the pond. Not really necessary today.

But once travel becomes available to places other than planet earth, we will certainly see luxurious options again!

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by zrs70
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If People Express were still flying....
Replies: 1
Views: 552

If People Express were still flying....

1) They would have merged with Western (not Continental) 2) Hubs would be in: EWR SLC FLL 3) Focus Cities: SAN SDF MSY Network: In addition to domestic, international routes to major Asian and European Cities. Heavy concentration in Caribbean. Minimal service south of Mexico. Service: No-frills. Fee...

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by zrs70
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 404
Views: 75038

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2021

Remember when Delta had 727’s BOS-BGR (as well as 757’s BOS-PWM)?

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by zrs70
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 46
Views: 4041

Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

What commercial airports have you visited but never flown to?

Gibraltar
Vail, CO
Grand Junction, CO
Sioux Falls, SD
Burlington, VT
Scranton, PA
Harrisburg, PA
Akron, OH

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by zrs70
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite
Replies: 170
Views: 19868

Re: New JetBlue Mint Studio suite

Sigh, are the seats facing away from the windows?

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by zrs70
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New Queen of the Skies
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: New Queen of the Skies

The 747 is unique in every way. There is no questioning from afar what kind of plane you are looking at. The 777 - to most of the world (not us) could be a 787, 767, 757, 737, A320, A330, A350, etc. There’s just nothing about it that commands or demands a moniker. Perhaps the 787 comes closest becau...

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by zrs70
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 7998

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Midwest Express
Empire
Piedmont
Republic
New York Air

None of these I miss for the stellar service. More about the regional characteristics.

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by zrs70
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Other country's anthems
Replies: 64
Views: 43203

Re: Other country's anthems

Israel’s “Hatikvah/ Hope” always moves me.

Oh Canada

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by zrs70
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports that have (or have had) terminals build for an airline
Replies: 7
Views: 884

US Airports that have (or have had) terminals build for an airline

JFK is certainly a prime example of an airport with terminals built for/ by specific airlines. Certainly hub airports have massive footrprints for the dominating carrier. But they aren’t necessarily distinctive terminals. (No one says, “I’m flying out of the Delta terminal” at Atlanta.) I think of l...

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by zrs70
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax
Replies: 31
Views: 2270

Re: What's your opinion about Bare Foot Pax

My opinion is that you should learn how to spell “socks.”

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by zrs70
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If UA had not merged with CO...
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

Re: If UA had not merged with CO...

If UA hadn’t merged with CO, there very well might not be a UA or a CO today.

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by zrs70
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Question Regarding Delta Check-In
Replies: 12
Views: 770

Re: Question Regarding Delta Check-In

ryanrap1 wrote:
Does anyone on this site have access to see true load factors of the flight? Think it will be cancelled?


Load factors on a particular flight typically don’t warrant a cancellation. That plane needs to be at the destination to pick up passengers. Cargo needs to be carried. Etc.

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by zrs70
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 161
Views: 19953

Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

TW
BA
AF
UA
SR (Swissair)
Northwest (Orient)
IB
NH
OZ
QF
NZ
KL
LH
SQ
CX
TG
AZ
BR

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by zrs70
Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan am and TWA move from ORY to CDG
Replies: 26
Views: 5241

Re: Pan am and TWA move from ORY to CDG

In 1993 or 1994, I flew JFK-ORY-TLV on a Delta 767. Same plane service, though we had to deplane in Paris.

It was a cheep economy fare and it cost 20k miles to upgrade JFK-TLV.

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by zrs70
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA Boeing 707 December 1978
Replies: 20
Views: 3655

Re: TWA Boeing 707 December 1978

In 1982, I flew a TW flight BOS-STL. I remember the overhead bins were open, just shelves. Was this a 707, or did the 727’s also have open shelves?

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by zrs70
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4509

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

Memphis
downstairs area of Boston former terminal D

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by zrs70
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions
Replies: 118
Views: 15675

Re: 1% of pax cause 50% of emissions

Sorry, I thought this was about bodily functions!

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by zrs70
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will triangular flights become a thing again?
Replies: 30
Views: 3124

Re: Will triangular flights become a thing again?

I would think that the short hop should be a 5th freedom, to take advantage of being able to sell tickets on the short route.

If EI flew DUB-YVR-PDX-DUB, I would be first in line to take the VYR-PDX leg.

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by zrs70
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO served multiple LA area airports with one flight, how many other carriers did this?
Replies: 43
Views: 7906

Re: CO served multiple LA area airports with one flight, how many other carriers did this?

At one point in the 2000’s, UA had a one way SNA-LAX flight. Did it once and loved it. And just a couple of years ago, I did the AS milk run from Juneau to Seattle, including one leg (Wrangle to Petersburg I think) that was about 12 minutes of flight time. In the 80’s, many carriers had MIA-FLL flig...

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by zrs70
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport
Replies: 35
Views: 3206

Re: Factors Picking a Connecting Airport

Good club/ lounge
Good spotting
New airport (for me)

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by zrs70
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA or BA to LHR - which is better?
Replies: 10
Views: 1911

Re: AA or BA to LHR - which is better?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Hi all,

As a side note my wife and I will be flying in economy.


This should never be a side note! It's a main part of the equation!

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by zrs70
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here’s what the 2020 election boils down to ...
Replies: 40
Views: 1884

Here’s what the 2020 election boils down to ...

Will the candidate who is a master is getting supporters to believe lies do better than the candidate who strives to get his supporters to embrace the truth?

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by zrs70
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What were the worst business class seats you've ever been on?
Replies: 23
Views: 3832

Re: What were the worst business class seats you've ever been on?

The generation of seats that were angled lie flat. Those were terrible.

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by zrs70
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Red-eyes from DFW to East Coast?
Replies: 12
Views: 1803

Re: Red-eyes from DFW to East Coast?

America West had awful 1am departures from LAS on CRJ’s to places like Omaha. With the 2 hour time difference, arrivals were around 5am.

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by zrs70
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most sensible route to Southeast Asia?
Replies: 11
Views: 926

Re: Most sensible route to Southeast Asia?

Show much of this depends on the class of service you’re flying.

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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: 7054

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: 7054

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: 10189

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: 1131

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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