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by PresRDC
Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Calling all Non-pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 2520

Re: Calling all Non-pilots

Contracts Management.

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by PresRDC
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12184

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

Great reply / post from 4 years ago about the use of these jetways at JFK https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=605957#p9671117 Thank you, that answers the "why" a pic of it being used is so hard to find! Sounds like at least one is out there in the Port Authority archives. That...

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by PresRDC
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Angled-flat Seats in Business Class Design
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Re: Angled-flat Seats in Business Class Design

Those angled seats were terribly uncomfortable and the argument that the aircraft flies at a nose-up attitude, so the angle isn't an issue never jived with my experience. If you made those seats fully "flat", your feet and ankles had to support your body weight. It basically felt like you ...

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by PresRDC
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways
Replies: 69
Views: 12184

Re: JFK Old IAB Overwing Jetways

A picture of one of the JFK IAB overwing air bridges in use is the holy grail of aviation photos, in my opinion. I honestly do not think one exists. Whether that is because they were never used (or used so briefly that no one captured a photo), I do not know.

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by PresRDC
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Costs of using Antonov 225
Replies: 8
Views: 2984

Re: Costs of using Antonov 225

My old employer chartered an Antonov 225 to move helicopters from Poland to Chile. Cost was well under $3M.

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by PresRDC
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery
Replies: 196
Views: 39956

Re: American Airlines 767 Cabins Since Delivery

It seems the swivel First Class seats were on Transatlantic routes and the other "pod" 2-2-2 First Cass seats were designated for Transpacific. This was back when AA planned to launch SJC-TPE and was also flying SEA-NRT and SJC-NRT on 777s. Yup. They actually did commence service on the S...

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by PresRDC
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 200
Views: 15992

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

After doing a little research here is the Skywest Delta Connection Fleet that is stored at SBN and FWA SBN 19 CRJ900's and 2 CRJ 200's FWA 6 CRJ200's SBN Originally had 20 CRJ900's stored however 1 CRJ900 left SBN and is stored at FAT As of last Sunday, the Skywest aircraft were still there and now...

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by PresRDC
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia's DC10s
Replies: 29
Views: 5721

Re: Alitalia's DC10s

I flew on an AZ MD-11 Combi from JFK to FCO in June 1997. Flight was supposed to be operated by a 763, but was swapped for an MD-11.

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by PresRDC
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 200
Views: 15992

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

I've been seeing a lot of G4 A320s going in and out of SBN in recent weeks. One was departing at around 9:15 pm last night.

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by PresRDC
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta fleet 1999
Replies: 32
Views: 6161

Re: Delta fleet 1999

floridaflyboy wrote:
The 737-200s were not all Delta Express in 1999. Plenty were flying mainline routes.


Delta operated several 737-200 routes out of CVG in the late 1990s. Used to fly them all the time from SBN to CVG going to/from college.

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by PresRDC
Thu May 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?
Replies: 68
Views: 11149

Re: Skywest parking at Salina and Central Wisconsin?

I have one not great, but okay shot of the aircraft stored at SBN. I have no idea how to post it, but can text it to someone who can. PM me.

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by PresRDC
Wed May 20, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3137

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

Nobody in their right mind would consider the Black Hawk, Seahawk, S-92 or S-76 as Lockheed designs. Not yet at least. In the future, if those models will still be built than it may be normal to think of them as Lockheed designs, just like the F-16 now or, in the case of Boeing and MDD, the F-15, F...

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by PresRDC
Wed May 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary
Replies: 27
Views: 5750

Re: March 1st 2001, FIRST 777 trans-polar flight to HKG documentary

Found the thread 16 years ago! https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=248141 It was A346 took the honor for HKG-JFK non-stop. 8F/60J/220Y I was a First Class passenger on the second day of Cathay's scheduled non-stop flight from JFK to HKG (CX831). Below is a link to the trip report I post...

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by PresRDC
Mon May 18, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3137

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

That´s Sykorsky and it really has nothing to do with Lockheed other than the latter bought it few years ago. All those designs predates the takeover It's actually Sikorsky, thank you very much. And once LM bought Sikorsky, the Sikorsky designs became LM designs. They bought the IP as part of the ac...

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by PresRDC
Fri May 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3137

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

This is very focused on Lockheed Martin Aero. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems produces the Black Hawk, Seahawk, S-92 and S-76 helicopters. That´s Sykorsky and it really has nothing to do with Lockheed other than the latter bought it few years ago. All those designs predates the takeover ...

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by PresRDC
Thu May 14, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 200
Views: 15992

Re: Indiana State Aviation Thread - 2020

There are approximately 12 Delta Connection CRJs parked at SBN (-200s, -700s and -900s), or at least there were this past weekend.

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by PresRDC
Tue May 12, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lockheed, uniquely talented company
Replies: 40
Views: 3137

Re: Lockheed, uniquely talented company

This is very focused on Lockheed Martin Aero. Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems produces the Black Hawk, Seahawk, S-92 and S-76 helicopters.

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by PresRDC
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM A310 Questions
Replies: 48
Views: 6167

Re: KLM A310 Questions

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_Flight_592
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LH also operated a one-time involuntary A310 flight to JFK on February 11, 1993.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufthansa_Flight_592

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by PresRDC
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SJC-AUS Alaska Airline's Ex-Virgin America First Class
Replies: 8
Views: 3747

Re: SJC-AUS Alaska Airline's Ex-Virgin America First Class

I noticed drinks were served in plastic cups. Is that the norm for AS?

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by PresRDC
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?
Replies: 35
Views: 7170

Re: Concorde: why no LHR-BOS service?

The notion that Concorde was a time saver on eastbound flights is a fallacy. They were all daytime departures and whether you are going super or subsonic, you are still losing an entire day of productivity, all the more some when Concorde was operating, which almost entirely before the Internet and ...

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by PresRDC
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight
Replies: 63
Views: 15494

Re: Unticketed Pax Clears TSA, Boards DL Flight

If she got through without a boarding pass, but was screened appropriately, this is a big nothingburger. If she got through without being screened, then this is a serious issue. As for being able to get on the plane without a boarding pass, that is a Delta issue and only a Delta issue.

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by PresRDC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 12652

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

lightsaber wrote:
Ok, an MOU isn't binding. But it is better than no customer expressing interest.

Mitsubishi must demonstrate performance.

Lightsaber


When you factor in the level of effort that goes into drafting and negotiating an MOU, it is almost always a waste of effort.

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by PresRDC
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's
Replies: 57
Views: 12652

Re: Mesa signs MOU for up to 100 Mitsubishi SpaceJet's

https://twitter.com/jonostrower/status/1169721641028526080 MOU = 50 "firm" + 50 "options". A "firm" "MOU" is a bit of an oxymoron, isn't it? It is. A well written MOU isn't worth the paper its printed on. In my experience, MOUs are a way for a salesperson to ...

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by PresRDC
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?
Replies: 39
Views: 8632

Re: Why did AA go with cloth on the MD80 seats and DL leather?

The original First Class seats on the AA MD-80s were leather.

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by PresRDC
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does Pratt & Whitney price the PW1500G compared to PW1900G?
Replies: 11
Views: 4955

Re: How does Pratt & Whitney price the PW1500G compared to PW1900G?

A few things from someone who used to work for P&W negotiating engine sale contracts. 1. Other than spares, engines are not sold to the operator or leasing company, but rather to the air frame manufacturer. The engine price is negotiated with the air frame manufacturer and is rolled-up into the ...

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by PresRDC
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?
Replies: 29
Views: 4937

Re: CDG 1990's - Lift/Elevator/Jetway buses?

I definitely used one at CDG to board to board a JFK-bound Air France 747-400 in June 2001.

Incidentally, the aircraft I flew on that flight would eventually find its way to National Airlines and was the 747-400 that crashed in Afghanistan due to cargo shift.

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by PresRDC
Wed May 16, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast U.S. Diversions now EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL/BOS
Replies: 29
Views: 5422

Re: Northeast U.S. Diversions now EWR/JFK/LGA/PHL/BOS

AA5050 (DCA-BDL) diverted to BOS.

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by PresRDC
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Class Service in MGM
Replies: 49
Views: 5070

Re: First Class Service in MGM

Back in the late 1970s and 1980s, my grandfather lived in MGM. I remember flying on Delta LGA-ATL-MGM, often flying on a L-1011 to ATL and a B727 to MGM. I recall there being at least 3-4 Delta flights per day using a combo of 727s and DC-9s. Eastern operated similar frequencies with similar equipme...

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by PresRDC
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Lockheed Martin Get Back in the Commerical Aviation Biz?
Replies: 16
Views: 7528

Re: Will Lockheed Martin Get Back in the Commerical Aviation Biz?

Lockheed is in the commercial aviation business and has been so since November 2015, when it closed on its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation from United Technologies. Through that acquisition, Lockheed acquired Sikorsky's S-76 and S-92 programs, production lines and customers.

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by PresRDC
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?
Replies: 13
Views: 3643

Recent Delay on Delta Flight Ex-AMS Due to Sick Pilot -- How Did DL Find a Sub?

Obviously, AMS is a large outstation for DL, but I do not think they have a pilot base there. So, I would assume, flight crews arrive from the States, overnight and fly back the next day. If a pilot gets sick and cannot work the return, how do they find a substitute pilot? In my case, DL 049 from AM...

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by PresRDC
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India B744 at WAW Today
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

Air India B744 at WAW Today

Assume the PM is in town, but cannot find any news story confirming this. Anyone know for sure?

Thanks!

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by PresRDC
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about LHR
Replies: 13
Views: 3174

Re: Question about LHR

Even when connecting airside on the shuttle busses, you still must clear security at the terminal out of which you will be flying. LHR security can be very slow, as a very high percentage of bags seem to require additional screening and each lane typically only has one person working additional scre...

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by PresRDC
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onboard oven for personal use
Replies: 17
Views: 3154

Re: Onboard oven for personal use

In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq War, I found myself on an AA 777 from JFK to LHR in First sitting across the aisle from Peter Jennings. He brought his own quiche and had the FAs heat it up for him. They did it without issue. Of course, he claimed to be on the Atkins Diet and then proceeded to down a...

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by PresRDC
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Response to US ban: Qatar Airways offers free laptops
Replies: 23
Views: 6452

Re: Response to US ban: Qatar Airways offers free laptops

No business traveler is going to work on company sensitive information on a public laptop. It is a nice gesture, but it doesn't solve the two core problems for business travelers: 1) my company sensitive information is out of my control and could be stolen or compromised; and 2) I cannot use my flig...

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by PresRDC
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?
Replies: 41
Views: 4105

Re: Inappropriate TSA patdown of teen boy?

While I agree it's somewhat difficult to watch... The full story is that a laptop set off the explosives detection machine. If the rule is to do a serious patdown in this type of case, I think we all should be in favor of it with regard to safety. I once had one of those wipes set off the machine a...

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by PresRDC
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White Tail MD-11s at RSW
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

Re: White Tail MD-11s at RSW

Yes, seems to be Western Global. Their HQ is nearby. There have been earlier threads on this topic, as I have now learned. Mods, please delete. Thanks.

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by PresRDC
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: White Tail MD-11s at RSW
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

White Tail MD-11s at RSW

Flew in and out of RSW earlier this week and noticed four white tail MD-11s parked on the ramp where the old terminal used to be (opposite side of the runway from the current terminal). All four appeared to be airworthy and were being attended by some ground equipment. Anyone know the backstory of t...

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by PresRDC
Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Maker Decal on Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 2887

Re: Engine Maker Decal on Engine

DL777200LR - Do the engine manufacturers provide cowlings with the new build engines? I was always under the assumption that the engines showed up bare and it was boeing or a 3rd party that produced/painted the cowlings -- I could definitely be wrong though. It depends. Sometimes the engine manufac...

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by PresRDC
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam's Unique Jetbridges
Replies: 44
Views: 25243

Re: Amsterdam's Unique Jetbridges

I would love to see a photo of the JFK IAB over wing jet bridges in use (i.e. attached to an aircraft). Lots of photos of the IAB on A.net, but not one, to my knowledge, showing them in use.

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by PresRDC
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?
Replies: 69
Views: 6907

Re: Question: Does DL pad flights excessively to maintain their on time score?

Whether intended or not (and I suspect it is, to an extent), many corporate premium cabin travel policies are based on flight time, so adding time to a schedule increases that likelihood that corporate travelers will be authorized to fly in a premium cabin. For example, when DL ran a non-stop JFK-BO...

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by PresRDC
Tue Nov 29, 2016 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?
Replies: 51
Views: 11005

Re: Anyone Remember Britannia Airways?

Book No. 6 in the Ian Allan "From the Flightdeck" series featured a Britannia 767-200 flight from Prestwick to Orlando.

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by PresRDC
Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's BDL-CLE route
Replies: 29
Views: 3844

Re: DL's BDL-CLE route

Is the CLE-BDL flight in the evening? If so, it is clearly designed to allow BDL area travelers to do a day trip to CLE.

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by PresRDC
Wed May 25, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Exactly Is Engine Maintenance Reserve?
Replies: 5
Views: 5339

RE: What Exactly Is Engine Maintenance Reserve?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mmo" class="quote" target="_blank">mmo</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>The reserve is designed to cover both routine engine...

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by PresRDC
Wed May 25, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American's Old BNA Hub
Replies: 62
Views: 13881

RE: American's Old BNA Hub

I connected through <acronym title="Nashville - International (Metropolitan) (BNA / KBNA), USA - Tennessee">BNA</acronym> going from <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> to <acronym title="Fort ...

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by PresRDC
Wed May 11, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Tbit Legacy Gates
Replies: 23
Views: 6685

RE: LAX Tbit Legacy Gates

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cageyjames" class="quote" target="_blank">cageyjames</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>I've been in these gates, they aren'...

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by PresRDC
Wed May 04, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK IAB Question
Replies: 13
Views: 5116

RE: JFK IAB Question

I have never seen a photo of the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> <acronym title="Wichita - McConnell AFB (IAB / KIAB), USA - Kansas">IAB</acronym> overwing airbridge in use. Such a picture would be a very rare find, I th...

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by PresRDC
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces LAX-SEA/PDX/MSP/MSY/MCI/OMA/BDL/ANC
Replies: 184
Views: 28248

RE: AA Announces LAX-SEA/PDX/MSP/MSY/MCI/OMA/BDL/ANC

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sightseer" class="quote" target="_blank">Sightseer</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>Interesting that they're giving <acronym...

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by PresRDC
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Cathay Pacific Middle-Seat Business Class, 777-300
Replies: 12
Views: 16720

RE: Cathay Pacific Middle-Seat Business Class, 777-300

That's terrible. I care less about the aircraft type than I do the seat, but, if I were you, I would have refused to travel and made them rebook me on a more suitable flight.

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by PresRDC
Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Surprised At The Gate - Equipment Changes
Replies: 100
Views: 17318

RE: Surprised At The Gate - Equipment Changes

My first international premium cabin flight was on Alitalia from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Rome - Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) (FCO / LIRF), Italy">FCO</acronym> (June 1997). The flight was supp...

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by PresRDC
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Greyhound Bus: New Orleans - Miami / AA MIA-MSY
Replies: 18
Views: 8150

RE: Greyhound Bus: New Orleans - Miami / AA MIA-MSY

Interesting and unique report. Could you buy two tickets and be guaranteed two seats to yourself? Even at $80 it would still be cheap.

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