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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: 2096

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: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can someone weigh in on WN8506, may 18
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

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: 8177

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: 1061

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: 907

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: 1598

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: 1298

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: 25
Views: 3856

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: 503

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: 254
Views: 44391

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: 42
Views: 3141

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: 19600

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: 1205

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: 7675

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: 33307

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: 814

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: 2148

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: 1950

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: 742

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: 138
Views: 12512

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: 5156

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: 3596

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: 4209

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: 15447

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: 3044

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: 7810

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: 3130

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: 1876

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: 1850

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: 3741

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: 1744

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: 884

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: 6961

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: 6961

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: 10075

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: 1053

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: 1293

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: 96
Views: 17937

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: 1972

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: 2073

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: 1483

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: 10551

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: 2073

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: 5380

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: 4344

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: 804

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: 615

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: 3372

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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