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by seat38a
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?
Replies: 42
Views: 8926

Re: How is Hawaiian doing on HNL-BOS?

I find the success of BOS-HNL a bit surprising. Growing up in SEA, Hawaii was it for those seeking warm beaches and such. The western Mexican destinations (Cabo, Mazatlan, PVR, etc.) were also popular destinations, but places like CUN generally weren't mentioned often by folks up there, presumably ...

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by seat38a
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United and Star Wars
Replies: 15
Views: 1882

Re: United and Star Wars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvUATOx2yiw
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I would have prefered something like they do on Star Tours at Disney Parks. How about Darth Vader force choking a smoker? :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvUATOx2yiw

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by seat38a
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919
Replies: 48
Views: 8370

Re: Hacking was apparently involved with developing the C919

The amount of shameless blatant racism in this thread is incredible. To all Chinese people who are reading this: Please, don't believe that all Westerners are like this. There are quite a few people in the West (and even in the USA) who do not want to participate in this tsunami of hate, prejudice ...

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by seat38a
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 5191

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

For a moment let's forget about whether you, myself or someone else likes the idea and the emotions of the argument. In your example of a friend or someone else dropping us off to the airport; let's say myself, person in the same city as me and another person in the next city happen to be picked up...

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by seat38a
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 5191

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

A few quick points - 1) LAX was a mess even 10 years ago when Uber/Lyft weren't there. 2) Uber/Lyft only made it worse with passengers moving from shared ride vans to Uber/Lyft in droves. 3) If you really see, Uber/Lyft ARE personal cars; people like you and me registering with Uber/Lyft and using ...

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by seat38a
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 5191

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

Below is how Boston Logan does it. I really liked it vs the total CF I dealt with at EWR a month earlier. EWR has a similar system to LAX's current system and its a complete CF x 10. https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_8552_e8b8071d95d8365fc7fecf38416f847357d617e4....

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by seat38a
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 5191

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

Thank god. I knew there was a problem when I was stuck in the hotel shuttle and FlyAway and every single car around me had a uber or lyft decal on its windshield. I drive to the airport but park my car at one of the hotels and take their shuttle. And to all of you who think personal cars are the pr...

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by seat38a
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Updated: Chaos at LAX with new TNC restrictions
Replies: 189
Views: 5191

Re: LAX to end curbside pick-ups by rideshare companies, taxis

Thank god. I knew there was a problem when I was stuck in the hotel shuttle and FlyAway and every single car around me had a uber or lyft decal on its windshield. I drive to the airport but park my car at one of the hotels and take their shuttle. And to all of you who think personal cars are the pro...

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by seat38a
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal
Replies: 105
Views: 14530

Re: City of Denver threatens to pull Ferrovial-led contract to redevelop DEN terminal

Sounds like things are going better at LaGuardia than at DIA. I mean at LaGuardia they are building brand new terminals all the while continuing to run the airport.

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by seat38a
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 89
Views: 11265

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

What percent of revenue did Northwest generate from cargo? They operated a dedicated fleet of 747 Cargo aircraft with a hub in Anchorage.

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by seat38a
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737
Replies: 89
Views: 18781

Re: United beats on 2Q earnings, adding used 737

Anyone else notice the handicap icon for CASM?

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by seat38a
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport/Lounge Gyms
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Airport/Lounge Gyms

YYZ has a Goodlife Fitness branch, although you have to leave security to get there. I had a super long (7 hour) layover there last summer so I went and got a day pass and had a workout, still had four hours to spare. It was pretty handy and made the layover seem less miserable and I got to be refr...

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by seat38a
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport/Lounge Gyms
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Airport/Lounge Gyms

Yeah thats all we need, stinky sweaty people on the plane. There are already enough people who board with objectionable hygiene and odor.

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by seat38a
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: New Delta international main cabin service launched
Replies: 187
Views: 8587

Re: Delta improves intl Main Cabin experience

LOL so Delta brought back the old Northwest A La Carte meal service with some dressing up. I hope they will not serve it on the paper plates like Northwest did.

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by seat38a
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11775

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

I hope they come up with a Star Tours like inflight safety video. https://youtu.be/RvUATOx2yiw?t=21 I doubt REX's joke about it being his first flight would go over well these days :lol: No but I'm all for a version of Mon Calamari about to slap misbehaved children. Maybe also some force choking by...

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by seat38a
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet
Replies: 61
Views: 11775

Re: United announces Star Wars Logo Jet

I hope they come up with a Star Tours like inflight safety video.

https://youtu.be/RvUATOx2yiw?t=21

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by seat38a
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA
Replies: 100
Views: 14686

Re: WSJ reports JFK Terminal 8 to get $344M Renovation to host AA and BA

Will they eventually renumber the terminals so they are consecutive or are the current numbers going to be kept?

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by seat38a
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2129

Re: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018

https://www.flylax.com/en/flyaway-bus
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many321 wrote:
Don't want to derail the thread, though would anyone know if Flyaway charges LAX employees to use that bus or is it free of charge for them?

Employees have to buy a monthly pass. Metrolink monthly pass holders, its free if they show their boarding pass.
https://www.flylax.com/en/flyaway-bus

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by seat38a
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2129

Re: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018

I guess you've not heard of Koreatown, Thai Town, Filipinotown, Little Saigon, Little Cambodia, Little India, etc. All seem closer to LAX to me. When it comes to distance, perhaps. However when it comes to ease of getting to the airport, Ontario might actually be more convenient. All of them are mo...

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by seat38a
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2129

Re: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018

It's hard for me to understand why some people have such a hard time ever thinking ONT will be successful. It's catchment area encompasses way more than the Inland Empire including the San Gabriel Valley and North OC. Also, the IE is way different that it was 20 years ago with many upper middle cla...

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by seat38a
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2129

Re: 5 million passengers flew through ONT in 2018

This isn't surprising. ONT's fortunes like the rest of IE is heavy tied to how the economy is doing. When the economy is booming, the IE and ONT is the next best thing. Come a slowdown in the economy and now its the worst thing to happen to America. It's the same story repeating itself.

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by seat38a
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22167

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

First, let me stipulate that no flight attendant should have to endure what this one did, and BR ought to ban the man in question. That said, the level of bigotry and discrimination in this thread is shocking. Disabled people shouldn't be allowed to fly? Check. (Probably blatantly illegal in the US...

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by seat38a
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 77W’s ?
Replies: 87
Views: 8810

Re: Will UA order more 77W’s ?

If I remember correctly, the original order for the 777W was 10 and back then executives at United said that 10 was all they would need and didn't foresee ordering more. Well they currently have 18 and just ordered 4 more.

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by seat38a
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can Guest Into Airport Lounge SNA and SFO 12/1 and 12/3
Replies: 0
Views: 740

Can Guest Into Airport Lounge SNA and SFO 12/1 and 12/3

12/1: SNA I can guest 2 United Club 6AM ish
12/1: SFO I can guest 2 AMEX Centurion Lounge 9:30AM - Noon
12/3: SFO I can guest 2 AMEX Centurion Lounge 5:30PM - 7:45PM

PM if interested.

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by seat38a
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9495

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

They had real curtains between first and coach with velcro ties. God forbid you tried to cross it because the FA's would bounce you out of the premium cabin in a millisecond. There was no debate about coach passengers using the premium cabin bathroom because you couldn't get your foot into FC before...

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by seat38a
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 49935

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

The A220-300 burns 40 percent less fuel per seat than the E190s https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-10/jetblue-welcomes-newest-airbus-jetliner-with-5-4-billion-order Correct me if I'm wrong but with efficiency difference like that, you can operate the bigger planes into the current mark...

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by seat38a
Tue May 22, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hitting it out of the park again, British Airways! Superb food ARN-LHR in Club Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 5506

Re: Hitting it out of the park again, British Airways! Superb food ARN-LHR in Club Europe

Well I think your the first in a LONG LONG time that I've heard the word "Superb" and BA in the same sentence. Anyways hope you had fun.

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by seat38a
Thu May 17, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming
Replies: 168
Views: 20210

Re: UA tells FAs to stop Sloppy Grooming

And Honestly, to me at least, the one thing that’s even worse than unkempt uniforms and bad hygiene/grooming, is seeing FAs smoking their cigarettes at the airport bus stops. I don’t have a problem with them smoking on their own time at home, but when in company uniform, and especially when at the ...

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by seat38a
Thu May 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA
Replies: 56
Views: 7510

Re: United adjust Mexico network - ends service to HUX, MZT, & VSA

Well with Viva Aerobus and Volaris both at LAX not surprising that the LAX flight is getting the axe.

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by seat38a
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?
Replies: 57
Views: 9287

Re: Why is NZ flying from LHR-LAX? Is it a connection?

Can't find the video but in the BBC TV show about Heathrow from the 90's, there is one episode where it shows the Queen flying Air New Zealand from Heathrow on her visit to New Zealand.

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by seat38a
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order
Replies: 565
Views: 77133

Re: American Airlines orders 47 additional 787's (22 788's and 25 789's), cancels A350 order

Well with UA deferring and changing their A350 order, I wonder if Boeing might be working on something like AA with UA as well.

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by seat38a
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23211

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Well I guess the next logical step would be for a 787-10ER. Which would require a lot of really expensive re-design and re-engineering: wing, fairings, engines, MLG. And for how big a market? Who knows. Look what happened after Boeing launched the 777-300ER and with only 10 firm order from Air Fran...

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by seat38a
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines
Replies: 113
Views: 23211

Re: Boeing formally delivers the first 787-10 to Singapore Airlines

Well I guess the next logical step would be for a 787-10ER.

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by seat38a
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Autumn Trip To Eastern Canada - October 2017 with PICS
Replies: 28
Views: 7150

Re: Autumn Trip To Eastern Canada - October 2017 with PICS

Nice report, thanks for putting it together! When in Montreal, I pretty much consider it blasphemy to NOT go to Schwartz's Deli....it is an absolute must on my list of places to go. I've tacked on returns home from various places to give myself enough time to be able to go. Yup, totally agree regar...

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by seat38a
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Autumn Trip To Eastern Canada - October 2017 with PICS
Replies: 28
Views: 7150

Re: Autumn Trip To Eastern Canada - October 2017 with PICS

TPX101 wrote:
One of the best reports here, thank you so much, it was a joy to read!

Your very welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read it.

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by seat38a
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)
Replies: 14
Views: 4795

Re: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)

I've updated the title to emphasize that this TR is not aviation related. It is permissible, since nothing actually specifies that a TR must be an aviation trip report. We just don't see them very often! Thanks for posting. ✈️ atcsundevil Didn't know that. So we can write a full report from a road ...

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by seat38a
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM
Replies: 50
Views: 37894

Re: NEW RULES FOR TRIP REPORTS FORUM

Well with YouTube's new monetization rules, were probably going to see more people trying to pass off their video as a trip report on here so they can try to reach the view hour threshold for monetization. I suggest, complete deletion of such reports to prevent rewarding those people with view minut...

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by seat38a
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 13806

Re: Hawaiian Airlines A321-271N OAK-OGG Jan 20, 2018

Excellent trip report! It looks like Hawaiian has really downgraded their free economy meal. The food looks like one step before getting cut to BOB.

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by seat38a
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Autumn Trip To Eastern Canada - October 2017 with PICS
Replies: 28
Views: 7150

Re: Autumn Trip To Eastern Canada - October 2017 with PICS

lysflyer wrote:
Thank you very much for sharing! I will actually do almost the same trip as you despite I will do Montreal-Quebec City and Toronto only.

I hope the report helped in your planning :D

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by seat38a
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

Re: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight Day 2 https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/900x675-1/img_1698_4d0589ddda3d61f0db6c0d880e8c5ae2f7cf872a.jpg https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.flyertalk.com-vbulletin/900x675-1/img_1699_22d051c84808056c6a437ef3ff134fd6a379366d.jpg I woke up today just as we w...

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by seat38a
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

Re: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight

Thanks for the trip report...just a couple of questions. Why did you bother flying to YVR, wouldn't SEA have made more sense given the extra cost of going through Canada? The Amtrak bus looks like it was a snoozer, so I doubt you picked Vancouver because of the bus ride! Second question regarding S...

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by seat38a
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Autumn Trip To Eastern Canada - October 2017 with PICS
Replies: 28
Views: 7150

Re: Autumn Trip To Eastern Canada - October 2017 with PICS

MarcoPoloWorld wrote:
This was an awesome and well-documented trip report! Makes me want to try the rail option myself the next time I'm in eastern Canada... Thanks for sharing. :airplane:

Thank you for taking the time to read it. I'm glad you enjoyed it :D

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by seat38a
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump
Replies: 7
Views: 4171

Re: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump

"After the uncomfortable ride into the city on BART, there was no way I was going to take BART back to the airport no matter how much cheaper it is." Just curious whether there was any aspect in particular that made you say that? Anyway, thanks for the thorough review; it's always nice to...

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by seat38a
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

Re: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight

Nice report! While both parts were great I especially enjoyed reading the Amtrak report because it isn't something I see often. One of these days I'll need to take a trip with them We were seated together with a lady from Business Class that was traveling to Bakersfield after visiting Seattle. Seat...

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by seat38a
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

Re: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight

Amtrak Coast Starlight Day 1 We got up at around 3:45 AM to shower and get ready for our 5:30AM Amtrak Thruway Bus from Pacific Central Station in Vancouver to Seattle’s King Street Station to connect with the Coast Starlight Train 11 to Los Angeles. Once we were ready, we headed downstairs to chec...

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by seat38a
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight
Replies: 7
Views: 3557

Air Canada To YVR Return On Amtrak Coast Starlight

This was my first time booking my trip with miles and points ever. Since my brother and his wife would be away for Christmas, my parents and I decided to go on vacation rather than spending Christmas at home. So couple of months back, I cashed in my United MP miles for three one way business class t...

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by seat38a
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump
Replies: 7
Views: 4171

Re: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump

After spending 2 nights in San Francisco, it was now time to head back home to Orange County . From Chinatown, I took an Uber to SFO. After the uncomfortable ride into the city on BART, there was no way I was going to take BART back to the airport no matter how much cheaper it is. The driver dropped...

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by seat38a
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump
Replies: 7
Views: 4171

Re: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump

debonair wrote:
Unfortunately, the pictures do not show up...


Seems to be working fine for me. Anyone else having issues?

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by seat38a
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump
Replies: 7
Views: 4171

Re: SNA - SFO On United - Including Voluntary Bump

Nice report. Looking forward to reading the next installment. I do enjoy reading "ordinary" reports about domestic US flights because, let's face it, "ordinary" flights make up the bulk of flying for most A.Net members, and it is nice to know what to expect. Of course, it's alwa...

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by seat38a
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow
Replies: 91
Views: 21989

Re: CX to start 777 10-abreast upgrade in March, first 77W retirements to follow

Well I wonder what all the people on here who always s*&^ on the US and EU 3 for having 10 abreast will have to say about it now. I guess we won't be hearing the "well CX doesn't have 10 abreast blah blah blah blah" anymore.

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