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by csturdiv
Sat May 04, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41735

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Glad everyone is ok. A charter flight is a commercial flight. What it is not , is a scheduled flight. Not correct! Corrosion Corner was named after the many propliners that were abandoned on the northwest corner of the airport in the 60 and 70s. I spent many years on the North side of MIA. What's a...

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by csturdiv
Sat May 04, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 41735

Re: Plane crash in Jacksonville

Is the nose cone off on that picture posted above?

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by csturdiv
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26129

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

Thanks, so my old eyes were not seeing things in the dusk lighting.

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by csturdiv
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 198
Views: 26129

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2019

I just flew EK413 CHC-SYD. As we were taxing out, I thought I saw an ATR and A320 in partial NZ liveries, no titles or logos. It was dusk, so maybe I was not seeing things properly. Does NZ do maintenance at CHC or could these be end of lease birds heading out soon?

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by csturdiv
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyArystan aircraft rendering
Replies: 14
Views: 1580

Re: FlyArystan aircraft rendering

That nose landing gear it a bit far back.

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by csturdiv
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28549

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Nothing new booked, but I completed my booked trip to Adelaide. While there I got to see a Volgs Dnper An-124 which was pretty cool. Already flown 03-JAN | AA5117 | EVV-CLT | CR2 | N223JS 03-JAN | AA569 | CLT-RSW | A319 | N769US 05-JAN | AA1276 MIA-DFW | B772 | N796AN (Oneworld livery) 05-JAN | QF8 ...

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by csturdiv
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orlando suing MLB over name
Replies: 48
Views: 6806

Re: Orlando suing MLB over name

If they can prove that people have been misleaded, and that MCO has suffered some amount of economic damage due to to wrong usage of the name, why not, I can see their point. Apparently they even aren't in the Orlando metro. Besides, MLB has flights by AA and DL. It's an easy mistake for a pax to m...

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by csturdiv
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: TV theme songs performed by the cast or a cast member
Replies: 20
Views: 1873

Re: TV theme songs performed by the cast or a cast member

Chuck Norris will be upset that nobody has said Walker Texas Ranger yet.

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by csturdiv
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2704

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

Once again, I prefer DFW as my entry point into the US. It is much easier than LAX. An old colleague from the Chicago office is in Sydney now, he chose to go through DFW as well as its much easier to transit through. Your constant restating meaningless stats to me is not going to change my perceptio...

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by csturdiv
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2704

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

Ah. Where are you headed? Either RSW or EVV. This July I'm going through DFW again to ORD. Oh yea well if you're going to RSW or EVV that makes sense...but ORD...¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Easier transit and less hassle as stated before. AA makes it easy to get to ORD from DFW and it's a shorter flight than from LAX.

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by csturdiv
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2704

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

But which US carrier are you flying when you connect at LAX? AA. But for me, the fact of the matter DFW is both easier to transit through and more convenient as DFW offers a non-stop flight to where I need to go. LAX does not offer that, with any carrier. Ah. Where are you headed? Either RSW or EVV...

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by csturdiv
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2704

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

When was the last time you connected between AA/QF at LAX? Don’t get how DFW is easier than LAX when T4/TBIT are next to each other and now connected airside. Last December. DFW is much easier. Sorry if you do not see it, but it is what I see. And what I see from other American expats here in Austr...

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by csturdiv
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28549

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

For housekeeping, I finally got the AA flight numbers for my trip in July. Plus the 01-JUL domestic leg to ORD was changed from an A321 to B788. Already flown 03-JAN | AA5117 | EVV-CLT | CR2 | N223JS 03-JAN | AA569 | CLT-RSW | A319 | N769US 05-JAN | AA1276 MIA-DFW | B772 | N796AN (Oneworld livery) 0...

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by csturdiv
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2704

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

What's with the hand wringing and LAX? AA to international is one terminal away and a <5 min walk. For me, DFW is much easier for rmuch of my final destination, either RSW or EVV. One flight out of DFW. If I go to LAX, that would be two flights, which is not what I want. But I've flown via LAX and ...

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by csturdiv
Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2704

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

I vote DFW, as said in the first reply, it is so easy. Just get on one of the automated trains to the terminal and that is it. I've done itva few times and loved it, no stress or pain. Connections through LAX, stress and pain. I'm doing SYD-DFW again in July. But on my return leg I opted SFO-SYD to...

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by csturdiv
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD
Replies: 30
Views: 2704

Re: DFW-SYD vs. LAX/SFO-SYD

I vote DFW, as said in the first reply, it is so easy. Just get on one of the automated trains to the terminal and that is it. I've done itva few times and loved it, no stress or pain. Connections through LAX, stress and pain. I'm doing SYD-DFW again in July. But on my return leg I opted SFO-SYD to ...

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by csturdiv
Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28549

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

After a near mental breakdown at work recently due to stress, pressures from internal staffing and from clients, I had to book a getaway from work and Sydney. Decided to go back to Adelaide and see that city again. Already flown 03-JAN | AA5117 | EVV-CLT | CR2 | N223JS 03-JAN | AA569 | CLT-RSW | A31...

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by csturdiv
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?
Replies: 77
Views: 6271

Re: What's your favorite/least favorite airport to connect through?

Going to and from Australia, i go through DFW and avoid LAX like the plague.

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by csturdiv
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK to Tasmania routings
Replies: 13
Views: 2148

Re: UK to Tasmania routings

If you do get to LST, get out to Cataract Gorge Reserve. I was able to walk there easily from my hotel, the Best Western. An amazing scenic place. And if you're after a good beer, Saint John Craft Beer Bar is a can't miss. And the City Park with the monkey habitat was cool too.

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by csturdiv
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who’s going on vacation this summer?
Replies: 36
Views: 2116

Re: Who’s going on vacation this summer?

This winter (northern hemisphere summer), in early July, I am flying SYD-DFW-ORD-IAD-ORD-SFO-SYD. That's over a period of 14 days that includes a concert, baseball game, hanging out with old friends, seeing my brother and nephew and maybe one last ride on the Queen out of SFO.

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by csturdiv
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA.com “Our system is having trouble”
Replies: 4
Views: 1077

Re: AA.com “Our system is having trouble”

Similar to when I tried to call AA in late December about flights I booked and paid for showing as "Pending" or something similar in the app. I called them and got a message that they were too busy and to call again. Took forever to get to where I could get a callback option.

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by csturdiv
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australia a western nation?
Replies: 42
Views: 1708

Re: Australia a western nation?

no such thing as New Zeeland. https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-47171599 And then everyone forgets about Tasmania, the only state in Australia that is not on the mainland. Heck, even Aussie mapmakers have at one point or another forgotten us..... Even Arnotts with their Vegemite and Cheese Au...

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by csturdiv
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UAL return to Africa
Replies: 68
Views: 9712

Re: Will UAL return to Africa

FlyRow wrote:
If they give Toto free tickets you bet they will!


I miss the UA planes down in Africa!

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by csturdiv
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28549

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Added in a trip out to the DC area to visit my brother while I am back in the US. The return flight is showing as a B752, which is nice, always great to get a ride on one. It may have been three years or so since my last one. Already flown 03-JAN | AA5117 | EVV-CLT | CR2 | N223JS 03-JAN | AA569 | CL...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28549

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

I am so excited. One of my favorite bands is the Dave Matthews Band. When I lived in the US, I saw them every summer, but have not seen them since 2014. Today their 2019 summer tour was announced and they are playing once again at my favorite venue, Alpine Valley up in Wisconsin, north of Chicago. L...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Anybody know when EVV redesigned the TSA screening? Two years ago when I was back home for Christmas, the TSA screening was immediately outside of the gate areas. When I flew in there last month, the screening has moved into the hallway that leads back to the gate area, which moved the entrance of ...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Coding and Obesity
Replies: 14
Views: 1512

Re: Coding and Obesity

I work for a software company and not much obesity in my company. There are about 5 teams that play in an indoor soccer league during lunch. Others play basketball and tennis during lunch. In our break room, there are sign up sheets for other sports. Our in house gym is always full and classes are h...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Sydney spotting suggestions/tips
Replies: 12
Views: 1059

Re: Sydney spotting suggestions/tips

Hey mate, Like many a.netters, I could write a book about spotting at Sydney from nearly four decades of doing it! I second the suggestions above from Kent350787 and add that the Rydges rooftop bar IS excellent for spotting as well! The last time I stayed at the Rydges on one of their aviation enth...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 216
Views: 28549

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

2019 started as my Christmas trip was winding down and I was about to head back to Sydney from the US. Last night I booked a trip over the long Easter weekend to Christchurch, NZ. Qantas has a double status credits promo going right now, and I took advantage of that. The return flight is on a codesh...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 8145

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

RSW to consolidate TSA into one area....will add one gate to concourse B https://www.naplesnews.com/story/travel/2018/12/20/rsw-airport-expansion-consolidate-tsa-screening-grow-concessions/2374145002/?fbclid=IwAR2v2ZCBtsoJBh_o2zBslW1AkmLn15BU8yN7rGj9abWUVLo0MMZTLVKM_Jo How much slower would this ma...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 5778

Re: Re: Indiana State Aviation: Part 16

Anybody know when EVV redesigned the TSA screening? Two years ago when I was back home for Christmas, the TSA screening was immediately outside of the gate areas. When I flew in there last month, the screening has moved into the hallway that leads back to the gate area, which moved the entrance of t...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019
Replies: 86
Views: 8145

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2019

RSW to consolidate TSA into one area....will add one gate to concourse B https://www.naplesnews.com/story/travel/2018/12/20/rsw-airport-expansion-consolidate-tsa-screening-grow-concessions/2374145002/?fbclid=IwAR2v2ZCBtsoJBh_o2zBslW1AkmLn15BU8yN7rGj9abWUVLo0MMZTLVKM_Jo How much slower would this ma...

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by csturdiv
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: No AA on ORD-IAD

My brother is in northern VA, IAD is more convenient. Maybe I'll do DCA and rent a car.

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by csturdiv
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: No AA on ORD-IAD
Replies: 4
Views: 700

No AA on ORD-IAD

I am looking into a trip to the US in thr summer (US summer,, it's already summer here in Australia). Forst stop would be Chicago to see old friends and to catxh a Cubs game. Then I was thinking about going to the DC area and seeing my brother. To get an idea, I looked up AA flights between ORD and ...

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by csturdiv
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog
Replies: 166
Views: 32121

Re: Ten A380 Orders Removed From Backlog

Every time I hear Amedeo and the 20 A380 order that has been on the books for years I laugh. : Amedeo......really? :spin: :rotfl: When I hear Amedeo, I think of Falco. I also thought that would be a possible scenario but it seems that it will not happen since they just started to refurb all twelve ...

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by csturdiv
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4675

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

2017 when my dad came to Australia for 3 weeks. Took him down to Melbourne and then over to New Zealand. Highlights were Phillip Island in AU and Queenstown/Milford Sound in NZ.

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by csturdiv
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018
Replies: 338
Views: 47654

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - November 2018

Reports SYD is down to one runway again due to flooding to the other two runways this morning. Many flight cancellations. An hour-wide storm cell with extremely heavy rain went thru around three / four hours ago, so the runway situation may have been resolved by now. Just looked at FR24 and listeni...

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by csturdiv
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?
Replies: 109
Views: 17032

Re: Why has AA just kept holding onto their MD80's?

My longest flight ever was not SYD-DFW but ORD-SAN on an AA MD80 back in the early 2000s.

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by csturdiv
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?
Replies: 65
Views: 10477

Re: Will anyone pickup the JetBlue E190s?

How about some of the Australian operators on vintage 100-120seaters? There a dozens of Fokker 100s, Avro RJs and Boeing 717 flying in Australia (although my impression is that those operatirs are happy to keep them flying for the foreseeable future). Not sure on this, they would need to be going V...

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by csturdiv
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets
Replies: 41
Views: 8925

Re: American orders 15 more E175 regional jets

Sooner or later those YV 900's are going to need to be replaced, as they're the oldest out there and have been ridden quite hard. I would without a doubt say those end up being 175's, its just a matter of who operates them. I wouldn't count on OO CR7's going away quickly, a big chunk of them just c...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BrewDog launching one time London to Columbus flight.
Replies: 56
Views: 9164

Re: BrewDog launching one tine London to Columbus flight.

Aviation and craft beer are two things that I love. When I travel, I always look and see what the local breweries are, I've even done a few trips just for beer. Craft beer lovers are dedicated and love to try new things. In the craft beer scene here in Sydney, I often talk to people who go to the we...

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by csturdiv
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First ride on the Boeing 787
Replies: 12
Views: 1466

Re: First ride on the Boeing 787

I've flown on the B788/B789 with different operators and every time, everything was OK, even with JQ. I've flown it also with NZ and AA. My only complaint was with JQ and it was not the fault of the B788 but rather a fault with the pitiful unresponsive entertainment system on the seatback. That was ...

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by csturdiv
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

If you have to transfer between terminals, TBIT to Terminal 4 is the easiest - they're right next door! It's a very easy walk (for the most part), but if you need to go to any other terminal, take the Intra-Terminal Bus. If you arrive on time, and there are no hassles passing through customs, three...

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by csturdiv
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Question for photographers

I ended up buying the Lowepro ProTactic 450 AW.

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by csturdiv
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

If you have to transfer between terminals, TBIT to Terminal 4 is the easiest - they're right next door! It's a very easy walk (for the most part), but if you need to go to any other terminal, take the Intra-Terminal Bus. If you arrive on time, and there are no hassles passing through customs, three...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Re: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

Panda Express and getting hammered, nice. I haven't had Panda Express now for over 4 years.

My LAX-MIA is under the same booking, so hopefully it goes smoothly. I usually enter via DFW, as I hate LAX.

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by csturdiv
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?
Replies: 14
Views: 2002

Under 3 hour transit in LAX ok?

It has been a long time since I have gone through LAX, but in December (yeah, I am getting worried too early) I am flying SYD-LAX-MIA. SYD-LAX is on QF and LAX-MIA is on AA. I have under 3 hours in LAX, 2 hours and 50 minutes if everything is on time. I've been looking at AA1473 on Flightaware latel...

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by csturdiv
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Question for photographers

Just saw a Lowepro 450, that might be it.

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by csturdiv
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 10
Views: 1306

Re: Question for photographers

I have done some looking around and there is a camera shop, ironically where I bought my 150-600mm lens from, that has both Think Tank and Lowepro bags. I am going to be near the shop tomorrow after work so I may pop in there to get a few ideas. Thanks again for the input.

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