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by darrell
Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Witnessed A Plane Crash?
Replies: 117
Views: 21110

RE: Has Anyone Witnessed A Plane Crash?

I witnessed the crash of a US Navy <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym>-3B Skywarrior onboard the USS Nimitz. The barricade was erected and as the aircraft came in to land, the nosewheel caught the upper part of the barricade and slammed it into the flight deck. The Skywar...

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by darrell
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why I Love Delta.
Replies: 62
Views: 6633

RE: Why I Love Delta.

I love Delta, I have more FF miles with them than anyone else, but I'm taking a severe beating on their stock. I paid over $3.00 a share, currently worth $0.57 a share. C'mon Delta! Get it together!

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by darrell
Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Least Favorite Current Airliner To Fly And Why?
Replies: 34
Views: 6671

RE: Least Favorite Current Airliner To Fly And Why

I have to agree with the CRJ. The Fokker F100 is quite uncomfortable too. I used to fly on Alaska Aeronautical Industries (AAI) DHC-6 Twin Otters quite a bit as well. I love that plane, but it's very noisy inside the cabin.

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by darrell
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mainliners To Maine Over The Years
Replies: 26
Views: 5282

RE: Mainliners To Maine Over The Years

this might be slightly off topic, but I once flew from Norfolk, VA to Bangor to Catania, Sicily on an Arrow Air DC-8 in June 1985. It was a chartered flight for the US Navy. I don't know how often Arrow Air flew into Bangor however.

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by darrell
Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1st Time On Independence Air
Replies: 47
Views: 6325

RE: 1st Time On Independence Air

I flew them <acronym title="Charleston - AFB / International (CHS / KCHS), USA - South Carolina">CHS</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> an...

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by darrell
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska's/Horizon's Next Move?
Replies: 85
Views: 5714

RE: Alaska's/Horizon's Next Move?

What about the possibility of Horizon flying into Hillsboro (<acronym title="Portland - Portland-Hillsboro (HIO), USA - Oregon">HIO</acronym>)? The Hillsboro airport is large enough to handle it and Hillsboro is the center of Oregon's tech industry. Maybe a couple flights a day to <acronym title="Se...

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by darrell
Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines
Replies: 42
Views: 4298

RE: Delta Airlines

I recently bought 1000 shares of Delta stock thinking that it couldn't possibly go any lower. Its gone lower. I paid $2.03 per share, its now worth $1.59 per share. I'll hold onto it for now and hope something positive happens.

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by darrell
Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Rocks!
Replies: 63
Views: 3996

RE: PDX Rocks!

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by darrell
Sun Aug 14, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 737 At LAS
Replies: 22
Views: 6941

RE: Unmarked 737 At LAS

It's probably the 737 that flies employees to Area 51.

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by darrell
Sun Aug 14, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Rocks!
Replies: 63
Views: 3996

RE: PDX Rocks!

I've been flying in and out of <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> my whole life. As a native Portlander, I've watched the airport grow and expand for over 30 years. My first ever plane ride was on Western Airlines from <acronym title="Portland - Intern...

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by darrell
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't DL Make Profit Despite ATL Superhub?
Replies: 117
Views: 8905

RE: Why Can't DL Make Profit Despite ATL Superhub?

As I stated in my earlier post, I was unable to get a ticket on the <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> flight for June 30th...

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by darrell
Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Can't DL Make Profit Despite ATL Superhub?
Replies: 117
Views: 8905

RE: Why Can't DL Make Profit Despite ATL Superhub?

Why can't <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> make a profit? Thats a very good question considering I can't even get a ticket on the june 30th flight from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-...

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by darrell
Wed Jun 01, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Coast To PDX
Replies: 13
Views: 3728

RE: East Coast To PDX

Thanks for the information!! 219 more seats from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> will help alot. By the way, I wouldn't mind flying JetBlue, but they don't fly into <acronym title="Charleston - AFB / Int...

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by darrell
Tue May 31, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Coast To PDX
Replies: 13
Views: 3728

East Coast To PDX

I live in Portland, <acronym title="Air Comores and Crimea Air (Ukraine)">OR</acronym> and work in Charleston, <acronym title="Shandong Airlines (China)">SC</acronym>. I fly back and forth between <acronym title="Charleston - AFB / International (CHS / KCHS), USA - South Carolina">CHS</acronym> and ...

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by darrell
Tue May 24, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?
Replies: 55
Views: 6695

RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

I flew on an Eastern Airlines L-1011 between <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> and <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> just for fun. I think I spent something like $55.00 round trip. Had lunch...

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by darrell
Fri May 13, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Dan Rather Have A New Job?
Replies: 10
Views: 3219

RE: Does Dan Rather Have A New Job?

I'll be flying through ATL tomorrow...I'll listen for it.

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by darrell
Fri May 13, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX Development
Replies: 8
Views: 1842

RE: PDX Development

According to Railway-technology.com: "Bechtel, in partnership with Trammell Crow, will build a 120-acre transit-oriented development at the airport entrance. Around 11,000 jobs and $400 million worth of hospitality, entertainment, retail and office space will be constructed at Cascade station, to be...

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by darrell
Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Osaka Kansai Airport Is Still Sinking?
Replies: 13
Views: 11617

RE: Osaka Kansai Airport Is Still Sinking?

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by darrell
Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Air Offers Unlimited Flights For $249+Tax
Replies: 41
Views: 7937

RE: Indy Air Offers Unlimited Flights For $249+Tax

Too bad the offer isn't open to military personnel. I know of ALOT of people in the military here in Charleston who would jump on a chance like this. (including myself)

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by darrell
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Has Charlotte In It's Sights
Replies: 61
Views: 6688

RE: Southwest Has Charlotte In It's Sights

Charleston, SC would be a great city for Southwest, especially if Indy bites the dust.

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by darrell
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Slogans: Are There Many?
Replies: 54
Views: 5380

RE: Airport Slogans: Are There Many?

PDX (Portland, Oregon) "Deport-land."

A former governor of Oregon once had the idea to erect signs around the state that read, "Welcome to Oregon, now go home."

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by darrell
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-380 45 Minutes To Deplane The Monster?
Replies: 59
Views: 14994

RE: A-380 45 Minutes To Deplane The Monster?

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by darrell
Wed Mar 23, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A-380 45 Minutes To Deplane The Monster?
Replies: 59
Views: 14994

RE: A-380 45 Minutes To Deplane The Monster?

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by darrell
Mon Mar 21, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Eskimo's Name
Replies: 24
Views: 5295

RE: The Eskimo's Name

The eskimo wasn't the only tail insignia in Alaska's past. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/087554/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/087554/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/4/5/5/087554.jpg" ...

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by darrell
Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Eskimo's Name
Replies: 24
Views: 5295

RE: The Eskimo's Name

Most people call him Nanook, But I've always believed he was named Herbie; after the great Alaskan sled dog musher Herbie Nayukpuk. Regardless of what his "official" name is, I will always call him Herbie.

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by darrell
Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?
Replies: 78
Views: 9292

RE: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?

True story! Last week while fying non-stop from <acronym title="Charleston - AFB / International (CHS / KCHS), USA - South Carolina">CHS</acronym> to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> on a Pan-Am Airbus A380-1500LR (adv), we had to make an e...

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by darrell
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Awesome T/O Video
Replies: 54
Views: 12729

RE: Awesome T/O Video

Nice video. I had to turn my chair sideways and look over my left shoulder as though I were in your seat!

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by darrell
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Route With The Most Stops Today And Past?
Replies: 61
Views: 12320

RE: Airline Route With The Most Stops Today And Past?

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by darrell
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?
Replies: 78
Views: 9292

RE: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?

Very well said, Zippyjet. I've been a memeber here for almost 6 years, and you are the first person to be added to my respected list. Expect this to be deleted soon....

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by darrell
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thingy At The Door
Replies: 15
Views: 4662

RE: Thingy At The Door

I believe its a miniature gutter, to keep rain from dripping onto your head when you walk through the door. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

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by darrell
Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?
Replies: 78
Views: 9292

RE: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?

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by darrell
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?
Replies: 78
Views: 9292

RE: Ever Wanted To Slap A Spotter?

I was flying on Delta late last year from <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> to <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>. A small girl around 9 yrs old and her dad ...

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by darrell
Sun Mar 20, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Route With The Most Stops Today And Past?
Replies: 61
Views: 12320

RE: Airline Route With The Most Stops Today And Past?

I don't know what the flight number is, but Alaska Airlines still operates the Seattle-Ketchikan-Wrangell-Petersburg-Juneau-Yakutat-Cordova-Anchorage route. It might even continue on to Fairbanks, but I'm not sure of that. I've flown that route almost every summer from 1975-1993. There is One Northb...

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by darrell
Sat Mar 19, 2005 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air A319s
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

RE: Independence Air A319s

I just flew with Indy from <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> and back earlier this week. No IFE, but according to the in-flight pamphlet (there is ...

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by darrell
Fri Mar 18, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air Having A Cash Crisis
Replies: 115
Views: 8001

RE: Independence Air Having A Cash Crisis

I just flew Independence from <acronym title="Charleston - AFB / International (CHS / KCHS), USA - South Carolina">CHS</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada...

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by darrell
Tue Mar 08, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Independence Air A319 Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2990

RE: Independence Air A319 Service

I was wondering the same thing. I'm flying Independence on Wednesday from <acronym title="Charleston - AFB / International (CHS / KCHS), USA - South Carolina">CHS</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCar...

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by darrell
Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Anyone Ever Had A "close Call"?
Replies: 12
Views: 5392

Has Anyone Ever Had A "close Call"?

I was just wondering if anyone has ever had a "close call" with an aviation disaster. Such as missing a flight, only to find out later it crashed, or being on a plane that crashed some time later. An Alaska Airlines 727 crashed into a mountain near Juneau on April 9th, 1971. My Dad had a ticket for ...

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by darrell
Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Flight 468 To PDX Cancelled
Replies: 8
Views: 5580

LH Flight 468 To PDX Cancelled

I was just surfing around the <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> homepage and noticed that todays 2:05pm arrival of <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> flight 468 to Portland has been cancelled (along with the 3:50pm departure, obviously)...

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by darrell
Sun Mar 06, 2005 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Extreme Runways
Replies: 18
Views: 9729

RE: Extreme Runways

The Flying "M" Ranch Airport (OR05) in Yamhill, Oregon. My first flight instructor took me there in a Cessna 152. Here's what the Flight Guide has to say about it: Att. days, OWN RISK. Airport closed nights, closed in snow. Airport in canyon, mountains surround. Trees to 165' surround. Mountain flyi...

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by darrell
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheesy Airport Names: Jetport, WorldGateway...
Replies: 47
Views: 6741

RE: Cheesy Airport Names: Jetport, WorldGateway...

And the winner is??? Green River Intergalactic Spaceport (48U). Its a 5800' unpaved airport that sits on a mountaintop in Wyoming.

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by darrell
Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FLYi May Take Legal Action Against AirTran
Replies: 51
Views: 8717

RE: FLYi May Take Legal Action Against AirTran

Personally, I hope FlyI does very well in the future. I have a roundtrip ticket with them on Mar 9th <acronym title="Charleston - AFB / International (CHS / KCHS), USA - South Carolina">CHS</acronym>-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>, and I ...

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by darrell
Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds Shortest Comm. Flight?
Replies: 22
Views: 4657

RE: Worlds Shortest Comm. Flight?

Alaska Airlines between Petersburg and Wrangell. 35 miles, or about 15 minutes.

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by darrell
Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Airliner Have A Religious Name?
Replies: 35
Views: 5053

RE: Any Airliner Have A Religious Name?

here are a few...
Garuda - The carrier (or bird) of the mythical God Vishnu
Spirit Airlines
Buddha Air Nepal
and...
Hooters Air - There's got to be something religious about Hooters!

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by darrell
Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-SEA Over The Years, A Great Way To Experience
Replies: 15
Views: 5905

RE: PDX-SEA Over The Years, A Great Way To Experience

I could be wrong, but I believe San Juan Airlines operated a flight between PDX-BFI.

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by darrell
Mon Feb 21, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX-SEA Over The Years, A Great Way To Experience
Replies: 15
Views: 5905

RE: PDX-SEA Over The Years, A Great Way To Experience

I distinctly remember flying on a Northwest Orient 747 from <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>-<acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / K...

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by darrell
Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS At PDX
Replies: 38
Views: 4014

RE: AS At PDX

StevenUhl777: I am also slightly confused about your statement "<acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> would be in a better situation if they had north/south runways, but the wind patterns prevent that." Actually <acronym title="Portland - International (P...

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by darrell
Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Route Maps
Replies: 9
Views: 4882

RE: Airline Route Maps

Go to this page. http://www.geocities.com/av8rbdl/fly.html Click on "Page 2", scroll down to find links to a ton of airline route maps. Hope this helps...

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by darrell
Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Loses $5 Billion In 2004
Replies: 5
Views: 2899

RE: Delta Loses $5 Billion In 2004

I have personally spent over $2300.00 flying Delta in 2004. New fares? I'm flying from Charleston, SC to Las Vegas in March. $180 round trip on Independence Air. Guess who I'll be flying with.....

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by darrell
Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Metro Area Without Nonstops To NYC?
Replies: 43
Views: 7189

RE: Largest Metro Area Without Nonstops To NYC?

I could be wrong on this, but just looking through the <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> home page, I counted only One non-stop between Portland and NYC, and that was on Continental to Newark. Northwest has a couple of One-stops to both Newark and Lag...

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by darrell
Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Will Never Fly Airline X Again!
Replies: 48
Views: 9448

RE: I Will Never Fly Airline X Again!

This is just slightly off topic, but... I can't say that there are any airlines that I will never fly again, although I had a bad experience with PSA once. I can say that there are airports that I will avoid at all costs.... Charlotte, <acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Ai...

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