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by zrs70
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Booked with an Airline that Ceased Ops?
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Ever Booked with an Airline that Ceased Ops?

I think I still have a ticket from Braniff III that I held onto from the 1990’s!

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by zrs70
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The year is 1981-… Would you rather…?
Replies: 6
Views: 408

The year is 1981-… Would you rather…?

The year is 1981, and you are an airline pilot. Would you rather be hired by Pan Am to fly 727s within Europe or by Piedmont to fly 727s on some of their new expanding routes? To put another way… Would you rather fly for an international, though declining, airline on one of their less important rout...

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by zrs70
Sun Jan 29, 2023 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Create your own startup airline
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: Create your own startup airline

I don’t think this topic has been raised before!

How about an airline based in San Antonio with A380’s going nonstop to Europe and Asia?

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by zrs70
Mon Jan 16, 2023 3:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Economy Plus
Replies: 7
Views: 948

Re: United Economy Plus

On Aug 5th, my wife and I are flying UA from SFO to EWR. The Economy Plus seats are at $169 each. Is this a good price to lock in now or is it worth watching? Is that the price of the ticket or the price for the seat? If that's the ticket price, YES, it's a great deal! If you already have the ticke...

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by zrs70
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners that COVID forced into retirement that you wanted to fly
Replies: 18
Views: 1258

Re: Airliners that COVID forced into retirement that you wanted to fly

I was ticketed for klm’s final 747 flight. I was so excited for it.

Poof. Covid accelerated the 747 retirement.

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by zrs70
Sun Jan 15, 2023 1:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why is CUN not served from Asia?
Replies: 36
Views: 2113

Re: Why is CUN not served from Asia?

Looking at the thread, title … It took me all of the one guess to figure out the thread starter

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by zrs70
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any El Al employees on this board? Have a question
Replies: 10
Views: 1531

Re: Any El Al employees on this board? Have a question

Not an El Al employee - but I don't think I need to be if I understand the question.

If I am reading correctly, there are 5 passengers, all over 2 years of age. You want to buy 4 seats for the 5. Right?

The answer is "no."

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by zrs70
Tue Dec 20, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy Chanukkah!
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Happy Chanukkah!

Chanukkah…. Growing up, it was the biggest, most awesome Jewish holiday in the world. Fun food, fun music, fun games, family, presents…. It was so the opposite of so many other observances. But then, at some point, I was told that in the whole scheme of things, Chanukkah is really a minor festival. ...

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by zrs70
Thu Dec 08, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TLV-FRA in C: 90K miles + 400USD in tax or… $400 in paid C?!
Replies: 4
Views: 744

Re: TLV-FRA in C: 90K miles + 400USD in tax or… $400 in paid C?!

That's called a hidden destination. Illegal, but certainly not uncommon. Keep in mind that airlines might blacklist you if you do this too often. Does your destination specifically have to be Frankfurt or can it be anywhere in the area? After all, while $400 is lower than $1300, it's still a lot of...

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by zrs70
Tue Dec 06, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TLV-FRA in C: 90K miles + 400USD in tax or… $400 in paid C?!
Replies: 4
Views: 744

TLV-FRA in C: 90K miles + 400USD in tax or… $400 in paid C?!

Is there really a question? Brussels Airlines sells one way tickets TLV-BUD (via FRA) for about $400USD in C one way. I built an overnight connection in FRA (so I can easily check my bags just to there). One way TLV-FRA is otherwise $1300. I will go ahead and cancel my Air France award (90K miles pl...

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by zrs70
Sun Dec 04, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever had a connection through your home airport?
Replies: 13
Views: 1114

Re: Ever had a connection through your home airport?

When I live in Cincinnati in the mid 90’s, it was always cheaper driving to DAY/ LEX/SDF. I would then connect through CVG and on to my destination.

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by zrs70
Fri Dec 02, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?
Replies: 26
Views: 1535

What current commercial plane would describe as “iconic”?

Back in the day, avgeeks could easily recognize certain planes with just a profile or silhouette. There was no mistake about a 747, a Concorde, a Connie, a 727, etc. The DC10 and L10 were different enough. But with the 737 came the future of airplanes that (from a distance) all kinda sorta look alik...

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 25, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO
Replies: 27
Views: 2084

Re: What would happen if Delta established a hub at SFO

What would happen?

There would be world peace.

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to talk about.....old airlines!
Replies: 288
Views: 30851

Re: Time to talk about.....old airlines!

Dare I admit I was excited to fly the Trump Shuttle when it was sold by Eastern?

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by zrs70
Mon Nov 21, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time to talk about.....old airlines!
Replies: 288
Views: 30851

Re: Time to talk about.....old airlines!

Not sure if Empire Airlines has come up yet. Small carrier flying F28’s, based in Utica/Rome NY, but hubbed in Syracuse. Mighty little carrier that merged into piedmont.

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by zrs70
Tue Nov 15, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: America West flew.....Phoenix to Scottsdale???
Replies: 14
Views: 1288

Re: America West flew.....Phoenix to Scottsdale???

I would imagine it was a bus link.

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 04, 2022 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "With service to..."
Replies: 25
Views: 2489

Re: "With service to..."

The other phrase I can't figure out is:

"At this time"

Keep your ears open for how often it's used before and during a flight.

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 04, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air France La Premiere, Business, and Delta First Class (IAD-CDG-LHR/CDG-JFK-RDU)
Replies: 5
Views: 6773

Re: Air France La Premiere, Business, and Delta First Class (IAD-CDG-LHR/CDG-JFK-RDU)

What impressed me most is the buetiufl ticket jacket. Haven't seen one of those in a very long time!

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by zrs70
Fri Nov 04, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you could time travel back to any airport
Replies: 49
Views: 3779

Re: If you could time travel back to any airport

Definitely Boston. The depth and breadth of European 747’s in the 1980’s was vast.

The allure of the Eastern Airlines Terminal was magnificent.

The views from the observation lounge (16th floor of the control tower building) was unparalleled.

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by zrs70
Fri Oct 21, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What would happen if United Airlines started EWR-ICN flights
Replies: 17
Views: 1412

Re: What would happen if United Airlines started EWR-ICN flights

How is it that I can guess the OP by the thread title?

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by zrs70
Mon Oct 17, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?
Replies: 17
Views: 951

Do you use the phrase “Thank God”?

And if so - do you blame God when something tragic happens?

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by zrs70
Wed Oct 12, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Route Announcement Oct 12 8am EST
Replies: 95
Views: 21092

Re: UA Route Announcement Oct 12 8am EST

Not understanding the Malaga schedule. I see the EWR-AGP flight on May 31. But there is no return flight (on the schedule) until June 2. I can't imagine the plane sitting on the ground that long.

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by zrs70
Fri Oct 07, 2022 1:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts
Replies: 37
Views: 3147

Re: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts

Non-AA hub airports with AA Admirals Club lounges: ATL, AUS, BOS, DEN, HNL, IAH, BNA, EWR, SNA, MCO, PIT, RDU, SFO, STL, TPA Non-DL hub airports with Delta Sky Club lounges: AUS, ORD, CVG, DFW, DEN, FLL, HNL, IND, JAX, MEM, MIA, MKE, BNA, MSY, EWR, MCO, PHL, PHX, PDX, RDU, SAN, SFO, TPA, DCA, PBI N...

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by zrs70
Fri Oct 07, 2022 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts
Replies: 37
Views: 3147

Re: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts

Non-AA hub airports with AA Admirals Club lounges: ATL, AUS, BOS, DEN, HNL, IAH, BNA, EWR, SNA, MCO, PIT, RDU, SFO, STL, TPA Non-DL hub airports with Delta Sky Club lounges: AUS, ORD, CVG, DFW, DEN, FLL, HNL, IND, JAX, MEM, MIA, MKE, BNA, MSY, EWR, MCO, PHL, PHX, PDX, RDU, SAN, SFO, TPA, DCA, PBI N...

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by zrs70
Mon Oct 03, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts
Replies: 37
Views: 3147

Re: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts

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dfwjim1 wrote:
Delta has a lounge at FLL and I believe UA has one too or is going to have one in the near future.


DL has had a lounge in FLL for a very long time!

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by zrs70
Sat Oct 01, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: My stories of timetables
Replies: 11
Views: 2047

Re: My stories of timetables

Love this. Reminiscent of my own experience. In the mid 80’s, living in Boston, I would go to Logan once a month to go plane spotting and timetable collecting. To supplement, once a month I would go to the downtown tickets offices of many of the foreign carriers that didn’t service Boston. I remembe...

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by zrs70
Fri Sep 30, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Venues other than retail/food/lounges at airports
Replies: 33
Views: 2570

Re: Venues other than retail/food/lounges at airports

Not so common in the US, but in other countries there are full fledged grocery stores, usually on the arrival level.

Some terminals have grand pianos with profession musicians entertaining people.

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by zrs70
Tue Sep 20, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any good U.S. domestic first/business products?
Replies: 20
Views: 3166

Re: Any good U.S. domestic first/business products?

How I miss Midwest Express!

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by zrs70
Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: WN Check in for second flight same day on app?
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: WN Check in for second flight same day on app?

Not sure why that happened. But if you run into an issue again, you should be able to go to the desktop version of WN on your phone and try there.

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by zrs70
Sun Sep 18, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Venues other than retail/food/lounges at airports
Replies: 33
Views: 2570

Re: Venues other than retail/food/lounges at airports

Museum (SFO on-site/ IAD adjacent)
TWA Hotel (JFK)
Boeing Factory (Paine Field)

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by zrs70
Sat Sep 17, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airline Clubs in odd outposts
Replies: 37
Views: 3147

US Airline Clubs in odd outposts

I am always grateful when an airline has a club in a non hub or non focus city. There are often other factors (competition, high end travelers or high tier FF members, former hub). But sometimes, well, it is just odd. CLubs that come to mind: Orange County has both AA and UA clubs. DFW has a UA club...

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by zrs70
Mon Sep 05, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If You Could Have One Airline Serving Your Home Airport
Replies: 33
Views: 3427

Re: If You Could Have One Airline Serving Your Home Airport

I would love a nonstop from Los Angeles to Nantucket on JetBlue with mint.

Wont happen. Shouldn’t happen.

But it would save so much hassle!

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by zrs70
Sat Aug 27, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airliners.net: The Airline
Replies: 10
Views: 1200

Re: Airliners.net: The Airline

I’m in.

We start an airline in, say, San Antonio and build a hug to replace Houston and Dallas. We purchase one A380 that will fly to Singapore.

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by zrs70
Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dinner on LAX/SFO-JFK/MIA Red-Eye Flights!
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: Dinner on LAX/SFO-JFK/MIA Red-Eye Flights!

880dc8707 wrote:
RE Above NO club access either - it does state that in fine print, but an F transcon???


I think Alaska is the only US carrier that allows club access for those in paid F. DL/UA/AA do so only on premium transcend flights.

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by zrs70
Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dinner on LAX/SFO-JFK/MIA Red-Eye Flights!
Replies: 6
Views: 1685

Re: Dinner on LAX/SFO-JFK/MIA Red-Eye Flights!

880dc8707 wrote:
This was in full fare F. Never again on AA



Should people in full fare F be served something different than those on discount tickets or upgrades?

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by zrs70
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did people react in 2004 when the 757 ceased production?
Replies: 19
Views: 2580

Re: How did people react in 2004 when the 757 ceased production?

I never had any love for the 757. For me they marked the transition all the airlines seemed to make out of flying widebodies on domestic routes. It used to be a given that you would fly a DC 10, l1011, or 747 between any city on either coast. Once in a while you might have a 727 From Atlanta to the ...

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by zrs70
Wed Aug 03, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN’s future: are they evolving into more of a hub centric airline?
Replies: 27
Views: 4734

Re: WN’s future: are they evolving into more of a hub centric airline?

Folks … being a hub is not about frequency or number of gates.

It’s about being a connection center.

Airline A might have a sizable operation at a given airport that is not its hub. Airline B may have just a handful of flights at the same airport, but considers it a hub.

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by zrs70
Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion
Replies: 60
Views: 3535

Re: Mega-Millions jackpot at 1.2 billion

First thing I’d do is talk with an attorney or investment specialist. It’s amazing how many long lost cousins will suddenly appear. I would donate a huge sum to my synagogue, ensure my kids have solid trusts in place, do whatever I can to end gun violence, and buy places to live in Israel and New Yo...

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by zrs70
Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cancellation of domestic flights as part of long haul trip
Replies: 13
Views: 1704

Re: Cancellation of domestic flights as part of long haul trip

With LHs recent issues I’m not sure they are a good bet. At a minimum I think you would entitled to be comped passes to BAs club each direction. However, perhaps a routing on AF is a possibility. Good luck,: Why would BA comp a club pass? Can you imagine if they did this for all passengers in simil...

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by zrs70
Sun Jul 17, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: KLM Latest to jump on Premium Economy bandwagon
Replies: 17
Views: 3516

Re: KLM Latest to jump on Premium Economy bandwagon

If I recall correctly, KLM what is perhaps the very first airline to offer business class decades ago. At the time, business class was the first few rows of economy with a marginally better product.

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by zrs70
Sun Jun 26, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The American Airlines snack basket is insulting as "inflight catering" for first class on Denver to LA.
Replies: 9
Views: 8789

Re: The American Airlines snack basket is insulting as "inflight catering" for first class on Denver to LA.

There are pluses and minuses with the European versus North American versions. Here in the United States, we get a bigger seat with more legroom. In Europe they get a meal and club access.

I would hardly call it insulting. But is the room for improvement? Of course!

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by zrs70
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What aircraft type do you associate with a particular airline?
Replies: 22
Views: 3852

Re: What aircraft type do you associate with a particular airline?

Eastern: L1011
Delta: 727-200
Piedmont: 737-200
USAir: DC-9
TWA: 747-200
Ozark: DC-9
Air Wisconsin: BAC-146
Empire: F-28
Republic: DC-9
Northwest: DC-10
British Airways: Concord
Pan Am: 747-100
Western: 737-200
United: DC-10 (Tulip)
National: DC-10
Air Florida: DC-10

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by zrs70
Sun Jun 12, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 885
Views: 180242

Re: BOS Construction

If they keep building "million dollah condos" in East Boston, the nimby factor may become a bigger thorn in the side of Logan International in years to come, blocking any expansion hopes. None of the plans in progress or to come really include actual expansion though. Everything is within...

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by zrs70
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2022
Replies: 885
Views: 180242

Re: BOS Construction

Logan is so overbuilt, with all the roadways and walkways. Once upon a time, you could see the grandeur of Terminal C from afar (almost like a mini Dulles terminal). Now it is part of the mish mosh of everything else going on!

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by zrs70
Sat May 28, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Names Airlines have given to their business class
Replies: 30
Views: 3592

Re: Names Airlines have given to their business class

Wasn’t Republic’s called “Executive Class”?

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by zrs70
Wed May 25, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Names Airlines have given to their business class
Replies: 30
Views: 3592

Names Airlines have given to their business class

What are the various names airlines have assigned to their business classes?

Pan Am: Clipper

United: Connoseur, Polaris

Virgin: Upper Class

Continental: BusinessFirst

TWA: Trans World One

British Airways: Club

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by zrs70
Wed May 25, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help Me: I don’t get why doors are so important in business class
Replies: 6
Views: 1252

Help Me: I don’t get why doors are so important in business class

It seems like more and more airlines are wanting to put doors to enclose business class seats. Can someone educate me on why? Let me offer my own background…. I only fly F or C for international, and I fly a lot. So I am not writing from the perspective of an onlooker. I am 6 feet tall and 170 lbs. ...

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by zrs70
Wed May 25, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International To Domestic At JFK, Past & Present: Your Stories
Replies: 13
Views: 3165

Re: International To Domestic At JFK, Past & Present: Your Stories

I’ll add this. Boston always had a great assortment of international flights. It was once the second largest transatlantic gateway after JFK, with service to all major European cities.

So I didn’t need to do a jfk transfer all that often.

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by zrs70
Wed May 25, 2022 12:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International To Domestic At JFK, Past & Present: Your Stories
Replies: 13
Views: 3165

Re: International To Domestic At JFK, Past & Present: Your Stories

I think my first was an arrival on Iberia from MAD in 1986. I connected to a separate ticket on New York Air to BOS. Next was an arrival from LIS on TAP in 1991. Connected to a Northwest flight to BOS. I’ve also connected from Singapore Airlines to Delta (back when they were partners and shared the ...

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