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by AA7771stClass
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Strike: Now It's The Pilots' Turn... Apr 2-4
Replies: 65
Views: 11176

RE: LH Strike: Now It's The Pilots' Turn... Apr 2-4

Unscientific look at flightaware: I noticed that both days of the strike, the Frankfurt-Caracas flight has gone. Does anyone have insight as to why that specific route would be the only international one flown two days consecutively with the strike (it's on A333)?

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bombardier CRJ Pre-flight Check
Replies: 5
Views: 4847

Bombardier CRJ Pre-flight Check

So I've been flying Delta a lot lately and always hear the pilots testing something during pre-flight that elicits an audible response - it's in the CRJ-900 all the way down to the -200 and sounds something like "roll call" or "mail call" and is repeated at least twice. I'm sure my ears deceived me ...

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777's At NRT
Replies: 1
Views: 3421

AA 777's At NRT

Was on the 11:30 <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> flight this morning (last night in US time zones) and after doing a quick schedule check, doesn't ...

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by AA7771stClass
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 744F At FTW (Meacham) Today
Replies: 14
Views: 3541

RE: Atlas Air 744F At FTW (Meacham) Today

Well that makes sense then I guess - I didn't think they would be able to fit it in the Mav Air hangar but perhaps it flew in to get re-painted in UA scheme?

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by AA7771stClass
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 744F At FTW (Meacham) Today
Replies: 14
Views: 3541

Atlas Air 744F At FTW (Meacham) Today

I happened to spot a 744 freighter landing around 12:35 today and headed over to Meacham to see whose it was; was only able to see the tail and winglets of an Atlas Air 744. When I got back to my desk, I checked flightaware and it gave me a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight ...

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by AA7771stClass
Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Mainline Jets Return To DFW-DSM
Replies: 37
Views: 9000

RE: AA Mainline Jets Return To DFW-DSM

Don't have a date or year for you "planespotting" but I know they used to run MD80's to <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym> out of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>; the last time I went up ther...

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by AA7771stClass
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA MD80 To ORD On Dec 5
Replies: 5
Views: 3961

RE: AA MD80 To ORD On Dec 5

Thanks for the insight - I guess that explains it. It was fairly chilly, hovering around freezing. I guess I was just surprised because I'd never heard that before but I'm not usually on the first flight out either...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AA MD80 To ORD On Dec 5
Replies: 5
Views: 3961

AA MD80 To ORD On Dec 5

Good evening - I have a question from a flight I recently took: I was on the first flight out of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> at 05:45 Monday ...

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by AA7771stClass
Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bombardier Q400's
Replies: 13
Views: 8573

RE: Bombardier Q400's

I flew from Sea/Tac to Pasco (KPSC) and back. There wasn't any other traffic around Pasco at all; returning back to SEA was obviously busier.

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by AA7771stClass
Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bombardier Q400's
Replies: 13
Views: 8573

Bombardier Q400's

Took my first flight on Horizon out of <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> the other day and was surprised on both descents how early the landing gear came down - I was curious if this is in lieu of speed brakes of some sort on this aircraft...

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by AA7771stClass
Wed May 12, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Couple Non-rev's Long Journey Home (Apr 2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 10474

RE: A Couple Non-rev's Long Journey Home (Apr 2010)

Original planned departure date was April 16th; actual departure was April 22nd!

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by AA7771stClass
Mon May 10, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Couple Non-rev's Long Journey Home (Apr 2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 10474

RE: A Couple Non-rev's Long Journey Home (Apr 2010)

I gave up on it in Madrid. Focused on making it to the American Airlines flight and said I would worry about the bag another day. Arrived home at 21:00 on Thursday night; bag was dropped off around 23:30 Sunday evening. I believe it rode a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> flight <...

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by AA7771stClass
Sat May 08, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Couple Non-rev's Long Journey Home (Apr 2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 10474

A Couple Non-rev's Long Journey Home (Apr 2010)

So I thought I would put my non-rev spin on April’s European airspace shutdown. Background: The wife and I flew <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> on <acrony...

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by AA7771stClass
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas Hotel : Luxor Vs Tropicana Vs?
Replies: 22
Views: 8617

RE: Las Vegas Hotel : Luxor Vs Tropicana Vs?

Like everyone else said, it depends on your standards and what you consider cheap. As info, I stayed at the Venetian last week for $95 a night. Found it on hotwire.com (so it didn't tell me that it was the Venetian until I booked but there aren't too many 5-stars "Center-Strip". Very nice hotel and ...

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by AA7771stClass
Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bass Ale Is A Lousy Beer
Replies: 30
Views: 2925

RE: Bass Ale Is A Lousy Beer

Weak beer is still around. I assume you're talking about 3.2% beer. Anything sold in Oklahoma (and I think a few other states including Utah) is 3.2 if you buy it in a convenience store or Walmart. You can buy stronger beers at the liquor stores but they can't be stored cold. I love the Oklahoma liq...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Weak
Replies: 86
Views: 2565

RE: America The Weak

Regarding "America" vs. United States, just because it's said/popular doesn't make it correct. We have a president who says nuke-u-ler and that's not right... We live in the United States, we don't live in America...though we are Americans. Anyway...back to my subject: I'm still waiting for an answe...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: America The Weak
Replies: 86
Views: 2565

RE: America The Weak

I'm with our international friends...read friends. Take it like the saying, "no man's an island". Countries cannot be islands either. It takes compromise to share this world. If it were full of Americans, how fun would that be...? By the way, if you want to stop disagreement among our own citizens, ...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Mar 09, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multi-language ATC
Replies: 25
Views: 2847

RE: Multi-language ATC

Well the question isn't really so much about the practice (be it good or bad) as our esteemed colleague pointed out, ICAO has allowed non-English ATC for some time. The question is how does this actually work in real life? I realize that some of the pilots get rattled that they're not able to have c...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Multi-language ATC
Replies: 25
Views: 2847

Multi-language ATC

Hello all. While listening to <acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym> ATC streams on the internet, I started wondering to myself: how do the controllers keep track of who speaks which language? Naturally all of the control...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Ends OKC Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

RE: Allegiant Ends OKC Service

Haha, cheers to you as well mate. I can't, nor I guess is it my job to, justify <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s position...I just did my best to explain what the public has gathered as the overall argument. Basically, firms do this when their business plan or industry is not ...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats The Name Of This Song? Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 3930

RE: Whats The Name Of This Song? Help!

Number 2 is Tripping by Robbie Williams. It only took me staring at the music video 10 times before I figured out what the chorus was saying on that one...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Ends OKC Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

RE: Allegiant Ends OKC Service

Indeed, it always has been a money-loss and would probably have been better off closed (a la DIA vs. Stapleton)...but it's too late for that and it's a different bag. The change that has occurred (and is feared to occur more) is <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field (DAL / KDAL), USA - Texas">DAL</acr...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Ends OKC Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

RE: Allegiant Ends OKC Service

You're harping on their business model--which I can't touch as I am far from qualified and do not have enough inside information to make a valuable judgement. The argument could be made that airline travel is far from luxurious now and therefore the legacy carriers don't have anything to differentia...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Ends OKC Service
Replies: 27
Views: 3881

RE: Allegiant Ends OKC Service

Careful guys--you're negating the other business side of airline route planning/profits. Sometimes markets aren't profitable but fighting competitors in that market is more important than making money (a la <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> at <acronym title="Dallas - Love Field ...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BOA- Bands Of America
Replies: 9
Views: 2888

RE: BOA- Bands Of America

I guess I'll go ahead and chime in since marching band threads are hard to come by. I graduated from L.D. Bell High School (Hurst, <acronym title="Caribéenne de Transport (France)">TX</acronym>) in 2002. We went to numerous BOA events but only went to Grand Nats once. All of them were great experien...

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York Times Blooper
Replies: 2
Views: 3013

RE: New York Times Blooper

They've been doing really well recently over the Times. Last week, they published an article about how <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> was starting service to Liberia, Africa. I'm thinking the reporter didn't do his geography homework and didn't read the press release well beca...

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by AA7771stClass
Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Are Terrorists In Films So Stupid?
Replies: 28
Views: 3609

RE: Why Are Terrorists In Films So Stupid?

If you want to see a movie with smart terrorists, go rent "Arlington Road." It's certainly worth your time...

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by AA7771stClass
Fri Apr 08, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Help For Widget Makers, Why For Plane Makers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

RE: No Help For Widget Makers, Why For Plane Makers?

Because Margaret Thatcher showed us that privatization was the way of the future. It would be considered counter-revolutionary to take stock in these industries now. I'm not saying I endorse this, just how I see it being in our world...

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by AA7771stClass
Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Help For Widget Makers, Why For Plane Makers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2877

RE: No Help For Widget Makers, Why For Plane Makers?

It seems to me that you're talking about pure capitalism. Pure capitalism is like pure socialism: it doesn't exist because it's impossible. You ask why governments help contribute? Possibly because in the U.S. Boeing is a huge employer as well as a symbol of America. Airbus is no different in Europe...

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by AA7771stClass
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ft. Worth Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2457

RE: AA Ft. Worth Service

I'm not really so sure about that. I do believe it was Amon Carter Field before <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>. The remnants can still be seen if you go west out of the south exit of <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DF...

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by AA7771stClass
Sun Mar 20, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777 At AFW
Replies: 1
Views: 3190

UA 777 At AFW

Hello all. The last couple times I've driven by <acronym title="Fort Worth - Alliance (AFW / KAFW), USA - Texas">AFW</acronym>, I have seen a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 777 outside of <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s maintenance hangar. Does anyone kno...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: More Laptop FS9 Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 5272

RE: More Laptop FS9 Problems

My desktop does this so I'm thinking it's a code problem. If I choose my plane in "Create a Flight" and then begin a new flight plan, whenever I click on "Route Map" or something like that, it has a tendency to crash the program. Then I restart and it's fine. The other thing is if it doesn't crash w...

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "La Mala Educacion" (Bad Education)
Replies: 14
Views: 2612

RE: "La Mala Educacion" (Bad Education)

Haven't seen Bad Education yet. I purchased Motorcycle Diaries on DVD the other day and watched it last Thursday. What a great movie. Regardless of your thoughts on the political undertone, the filming and music blend so well. Gael Garcia Bernal seems to be quite the actor so I'm interested in seein...

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by AA7771stClass
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Documentary On The 777?
Replies: 4
Views: 4577

RE: Documentary On The 777?

Dolinja777, I know what you're talking about. The PBS series is far superior to the Discovery Channel show but each has its strength. The PBS is very long and details a lot of the project (it starts to get interesting when they do the flight testing etc). The Discovery Channel show follows an <acron...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why The Ding Just After Takeoff?
Replies: 19
Views: 18762

RE: Why The Ding Just After Takeoff?

It's my experience on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> that the pilots ding once a little while after takeoff (I assume when their cockpit duties have decreased a bit into the climb) which tells the F/A's to announce all their "welcome aboard AAdvantage etc. as well as allowing ...

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When AA Begin ORD<=>PVG
Replies: 30
Views: 4599

RE: When AA Begin ORD<=>PVG

No see Gigneil that's where you're wrong...there are so many gifted people on this board who knows how great the world of aviation would be with all of that at the helm. My guess is that the industry would be lucky to survive 10 years if everybody on here with their "brilliant" ideas had their way i...

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When AA Begin ORD<=>PVG
Replies: 30
Views: 4599

RE: When AA Begin ORD<=>PVG

lol, well I think we have plenty of people on here who are more than qualified. Or at least that's how it seems to me...

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Jan 24, 2005 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When AA Begin ORD<=>PVG
Replies: 30
Views: 4599

RE: When AA Begin ORD<=>PVG

Something makes me think the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> logistics people have this figured out--I don't know that they a bunch of amateurs like us to tell them how to utilize their fleet. As stated earlier, it's important for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</ac...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Legend And Their Terminal At DAL
Replies: 11
Views: 5583

RE: What Happened To Legend And Their Terminal At

While I won't disagree with any that it was a fairly despicable predatory practice, I would like to chime in 2 things. 1) <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> kept the route after Legend stopped flying them. It wasn't until 9/11 that they effectively pulled out of <acronym title="Da...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serious Question For Gays/Lesbians
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

RE: Serious Question For Gays/Lesbians

You need not worry about me, I try to be as open-minded as I may. Thank you for your insight... Let me see if I understand correctly--it is your belief, as well as mine, that one is born with a certain sexual orientation. But he/she grows into his/her own person taking on either the male or female g...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Serious Question For Gays/Lesbians
Replies: 8
Views: 2319

Serious Question For Gays/Lesbians

Hello all, if we can answer this question in a civilized manner it would be greatly appreciated. My girlfriend posed this interesting question to me this weekend and I was hoping to get some insight from those in the chatrooms with homosexual preferences. My underlying thought behind this question i...

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dallas/ FT Worth Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1607

RE: Dallas/ FT Worth Questions

I too can back up Bedford and the mid-cities. Particularly Grapevine, from what I've read of your requests. Lake Grapevine has great terrain biking/jogging trails if you're into that as well as their parks. Then again, the individual cities do not differ significantly in my opinion. Each has a few p...

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by AA7771stClass
Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Butterfly Effect
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

RE: The Butterfly Effect

I think we're all getting confused because there are definitely 2 endings. The first and only time I watched this movie, it was on DVD and it was the "Director's Cut." Only later did I learn that there was a different ending used for the cinematic release. Those who only saw the cinema version owe i...

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by AA7771stClass
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Russia Returning To Dictatorship?
Replies: 7
Views: 1585

RE: Is Russia Returning To Dictatorship?

Definitely turning into a startling situation. He has effectively cut out the checks and balances of the Russian government on him and I would say that he has practically gained dictatorship. Let's just hope he doesn't join the tyrranical dictators...

A puzzling problem for the US/UN/World

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by AA7771stClass
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Freaking Texas Drivers!
Replies: 27
Views: 1486

RE: Freaking Texas Drivers!

Haha, I guess I'm one of those <acronym title="Caribéenne de Transport (France)">TX</acronym> drivers that you hate UAL. Actually I drive courteously with signals and not riding etc. but I will not deny going faster on I-35 S especially between Norman and Ardmore...too few police to worry me. (I go ...

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by AA7771stClass
Wed Sep 08, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Did GM Acquire Saab?
Replies: 24
Views: 2343

RE: Why Did GM Acquire Saab?

As the owner of the new model 9-3, I can say don't worry too much guys. Yes it's really sad that they're switching to rebadging and all but anybody that would really buy a Saab won't buy one of these. Keep the faith in the 9-3 and 9-5, where the ignition is still where it belongs. Yes my car has the...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Sep 07, 2004 6:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Biggest Problem With The War In Iraq
Replies: 56
Views: 4043

RE: My Biggest Problem With The War In Iraq

Regarding the US<acronym title="Ukraine International Airlines">PS</acronym>, sometimes we have to do what is helpful, not what will make money. If the U.S. would focus less on profits and more on people who knows how much of a better place this country would be. Anyway, similarly to the arts, it's ...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH To Deploy A346 To DEN
Replies: 22
Views: 4811

RE: LH To Deploy A346 To DEN

I don't know that much about the O&D traffic figures and all of that but I wouldn't think of <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> as a major skiing draw for the Germans. Naturally some will travel but the Europeans have plenty of good skiing on their side of the pond so only the ...

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by AA7771stClass
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Songs
Replies: 9
Views: 3209

RE: Airline Songs

The <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> commercials from a couple years ago were based on Enya's "Storms in Africa". I love these commercials, the ones that talk about how they're more than an airline, they're a Way of Life or something like that. <acronym title="American Airlines ...

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by AA7771stClass
Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: I Crossed The Pond On USAir - Never Again (Long)
Replies: 46
Views: 8884

RE: I Crossed The Pond On USAir - Never Again (Long)

Just a couple thoughts... <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> charges $5 for headsets on all flights now also. I have a feeling that they didn't charge the $5 on the outbound because you were delayed, just a subtle "we're sorry." That's my guess as to why you had to pay on the retu...

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