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by 5280AGL
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Low Cost Carriers Reason For So Much Damage?
Replies: 59
Views: 6089

RE: Low Cost Carriers Reason For So Much Damage?

No LCC presence in <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym>? Last time I checked, they receive very adequate service from both <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> and <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. Also, I don't kn...

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by 5280AGL
Mon May 24, 2004 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Hub For America West
Replies: 67
Views: 9463

RE: New Hub For America West

Omaha has 820,646 people ... Don't short-change your own town.  Big grin

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by 5280AGL
Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?
Replies: 220
Views: 15488

RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

DEN-<acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym> - United DC-10 <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-LNK-<...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Apr 24, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon At OMA?
Replies: 43
Views: 3863

RE: Horizon At OMA?

I have to agree with LambertMan as well, I am not sure if <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym> could support <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> mainline to Seattle...Unless, <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> were to en...

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by 5280AGL
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horizon At OMA?
Replies: 43
Views: 3863

Horizon At OMA?

Does anybody know why a Horizon CRJ (QXE4332) was in Omaha today? I know there have been rumors for quite awhile about them entering the market, could this be a sign of things to come?

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by 5280AGL
Fri Apr 23, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central US Super-Mega Hub
Replies: 24
Views: 4274

RE: Central US Super-Mega Hub

Well, that leaves Kansas City, Omaha, Wichita, and Lincoln as hub choices...Realistically, Kansas City and Omaha are the only two that could even remotely qualify as a potential hub. We all know Kansas City's losing record with trying to be a hub and Omaha, while it was a Midwest Express hub at one ...

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by 5280AGL
Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Runway A 747 Ever Landed On
Replies: 53
Views: 27863

RE: Shortest Runway A 747 Ever Landed On

Rj777 -

Lincoln (LNK) has a 12,901ft runway and is considered by NASA to be a alternate Shuttle landing site. How exactly is it a stretch that 747s have landed there (actually, quite a bit, considering Offutt's E-4s t&g all the time there)?

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by 5280AGL
Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UFOs In Flight?
Replies: 38
Views: 4543

RE: UFOs In Flight?

Cmckeithen: Do you only believe in things you can see? Does that mean you don't believe in a higher intelligence (God) as well? Contrary to our own ignorant and arrogant beliefs, there is an infinite amount of things we as humans DON"T KNOW. Are there UFOs? Maybe, until we know otherwise, you can't ...

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by 5280AGL
Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant At Ft Collins Article From Denver Post
Replies: 6
Views: 2954

RE: Allegiant At Ft Collins Article From Denver Post

My money is on Lincoln or Madison...There are really not many to choose from that don't already have Southwest or have a large enough population to support nonstops to <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>. That being said, Madison and Lincoln (...

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by 5280AGL
Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Any Small Cities Still Get Mainline Service?
Replies: 59
Views: 5490

RE: Do Any Small Cities Still Get Mainline Service

Some of the cities listed (Birmingham, Omaha, Grand Rapids, and Dayton specifically) have close to or over a 1 million population, which are not small cities by any stretch of the imagination. Here are cities that I would consider *small* that receive mainline service (some may have lost it by now):...

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by 5280AGL
Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran Looking Into OMA!
Replies: 9
Views: 2854

RE: Air Tran Looking Into OMA!

It wouldn't surprise me at all, <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym> would be a great choice for AirTran over many of the other cities listed. It is centrally located, it's a booming market, where air traffic is actually increasing, despite the recessio...

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by 5280AGL
Tue Sep 23, 2003 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will WN Luv To Go Next
Replies: 62
Views: 6722

RE: Where Will WN Luv To Go Next

Lincoln, nah...It is practically a large Omaha suburb, or will be very soon.  Big grin

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by 5280AGL
Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Tran Flying West
Replies: 35
Views: 4059

RE: Air Tran Flying West

Most of the airports listed don't have the gate space to accomodate AirTran as a focus city or hub. However, airports like <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym>, <acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">CO...

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by 5280AGL
Fri Jul 25, 2003 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wow! This Picture Is A Great Windows Background!
Replies: 13
Views: 5452

RE: Wow! This Picture Is A Great Windows Background!

That <acronym title="St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym> shot does make a GREAT background, especially for my desktop which is 1280x1024. <acronym title="St. Maarten - Princess Juliana (SXM / TNCM), Netherlands Antilles">SXM</acronym> shots are far from b...

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by 5280AGL
Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NWA A330 At MSP, But How To Catch A Glimpse?
Replies: 46
Views: 8183

RE: New NWA A330 At MSP, But How To Catch A Glimpse?

I caught a glimpse of the 330 doing touch & go's at Moline...It was there for quite awhile, long enough for me to make the drive from Chicago to see it.

I heard that the 330 was also going to do CAT IIIs at Omaha, any idea when that might be?

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by 5280AGL
Thu Jul 17, 2003 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NWA A330 At MSP, But How To Catch A Glimpse?
Replies: 46
Views: 8183

RE: New NWA A330 At MSP, But How To Catch A Glimpse?

Where is it flying to? The only flight tracker information I could find for today is a flight from MLI-MSP (NWA9899). Is it just hopping from airport to airport or something?

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by 5280AGL
Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New NWA A330 At MSP, But How To Catch A Glimpse?
Replies: 46
Views: 8183

RE: New NWA A330 At MSP, But How To Catch A Glimpse?

Is Fargo the only city where they will doing the training runs?

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by 5280AGL
Mon Jul 14, 2003 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Airlines Into OMA
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

RE: Future Airlines Into OMA

"The few folks who NEED to fly from <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym> can afford the premium to fly from there" What premium? Fares at <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</acronym> are consistently the same or ch...

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by 5280AGL
Mon Jul 14, 2003 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Airlines Into OMA
Replies: 11
Views: 2613

RE: Future Airlines Into OMA

Lincoln's continuing loss of service is only because of the close proximity to Omaha. People are willing to make the short drive to Omaha and fly. Especially now that the two metros are growing together...Omaha's catchment area is quite big, the Omaha-Lincoln area has 1.1-1.2 million people, along w...

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by 5280AGL
Thu May 08, 2003 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BHM Weather, Ground Stop
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

RE: BHM Weather, Ground Stop

I flew into <acronym title="Savannah - International (SAV / KSAV), USA - Georgia">SAV</acronym> yesterday, I couldn't believe all of the <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> diversions I saw. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)...

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by 5280AGL
Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airport Rankings
Replies: 6
Views: 4171

RE: World Airport Rankings

Thanks for the links guys. I was looking for numbers that included smaller airports as well (1M-10M total pax). The only information I can find only includes airports in the top 50.

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by 5280AGL
Fri Apr 25, 2003 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World Airport Rankings
Replies: 6
Views: 4171

World Airport Rankings

I am looking for a website that I saw about 4 or 5 months ago...It was a complete list of the world's busiest airports, by total passengers, not just the top 50 or total enplanements. This one I think had 1-600 or something like that. Does anyone have the link to that site or another one similar?

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by 5280AGL
Sun Apr 13, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant To Start Des Moines-LAS On June 19
Replies: 7
Views: 4628

RE: Allegiant To Start Des Moines-LAS On June 19

I agree...I guess I am just skeptical given <acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym> and <acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym>'s notorius past. To date, a low-fare airline has not been able to survive in either mar...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Apr 12, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant To Start Des Moines-LAS On June 19
Replies: 7
Views: 4628

RE: Allegiant To Start Des Moines-LAS On June 19

Anyone else see a pattern here? Allegiant is definetely avoiding <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> markets...<acronym title="Des Moines - International (DSM / KDSM), USA - Iowa">DSM</acronym> instead of <acronym title="Omaha - Eppley Airfield (OMA / KOMA), USA - Nebraska">OMA</a...

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by 5280AGL
Wed Mar 05, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gods And Generals
Replies: 40
Views: 1827

RE: Gods And Generals

Actually, the movie sucks. The battle scenes are good, but the movie is way too scripted. Stonewall Jackson on his deathbed citing some dramatic biblical poem...Yeah right, he was probably so doped up on Morphine that he already thought he was in heaven. BTW, if you like hearing the word "God", this...

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by 5280AGL
Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great Plains Delays AUS Opening
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

RE: Great Plains Delays AUS Opening

I thought they were adding service to Omaha as well? I would agree, Austin is becoming an oversaturated market, despite the fact that the city is still booming.

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by 5280AGL
Wed Feb 19, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Losers At The Anti-war Protests
Replies: 106
Views: 5043

RE: The Losers At The Anti-war Protests

Nuts -

Yeah, we will use weapons...The difference between us and the Iraq is they use theirs against civilians (ie their own people).  Big grin

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by 5280AGL
Wed Feb 19, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Losers At The Anti-war Protests
Replies: 106
Views: 5043

RE: The Losers At The Anti-war Protests

Jeezus...Is every European an ultra-liberal socialist? I don't understand it, Charles Falk seems to be the only one over there who actually "gets it". Maybe I overestimated the intelligence of my friends across the pond...I, myself, am a slightly left of center moderate (ie social democrat/fiscal re...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Feb 15, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hatred Towards France
Replies: 49
Views: 1940

RE: Hatred Towards France

No kidding. Screw the French...What are we waiting for, their approval? Yeah right. Seriosuly though, besides their approval, what do they have to offer that would be beneficial in a war against Iraq? Certainly not military power. If Russia, Germany, Belgium (ha), and France don't want to take part,...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Feb 15, 2003 7:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hatred Towards France
Replies: 49
Views: 1940

RE: Hatred Towards France

Hell, anymore, you can live in Iowa or North Dakota and feel like you are living in Mexico...  Big grin

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by 5280AGL
Sat Feb 15, 2003 5:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Letter From A US Marine
Replies: 20
Views: 2131

RE: Letter From A US Marine

Bunch of pussies, period. Next time a dictator comes thundering into Paris and takes over your city and country (sound familiar?), don't come callin' Mother Green and her fightin' machine. Diplomacy can only be effective to a point...It doesn't work with dictators like Saddam who do not want to coop...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Feb 15, 2003 4:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe Can Dish It, But Can't Take It?
Replies: 72
Views: 2792

RE: Europe Can Dish It, But Can't Take It?

America bashers can bash all you want...I wouldn't trade my life for your socialist, no-dick government, hippy lifestyle anyday...I'll take my $147,850 paycheck, my Chevy Tahoe, my 4,800 sq. ft. SUBURBAN house, and laugh in your face. Next time you bash America, ask yourself where you would be witho...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Feb 15, 2003 4:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Europe Can Dish It, But Can't Take It?
Replies: 72
Views: 2792

RE: Europe Can Dish It, But Can't Take It?

Rob -- For someone who hates America so much, you certainly like to travel here as much as possible and get your precious little aircraft photos. Why? Oh yeah, Canada has nothing to offer except high taxes and a society that benefits from bordering the U.S. The same goes to the Eurotrash...You love ...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Feb 15, 2003 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Debate At UN Over Iraq...
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

RE: Debate At UN Over Iraq...

Oh my god, that was about the dumbest repsonse I have ever seen on this board. How is Israel different from Iraq?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wow.gif" ALT="Wow!"> Ummm, well, for starters...Lets talk about SADDAM HUSSEIN! Iraq would actually use their weapons if given the chance...would Is...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Feb 15, 2003 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 For YX
Replies: 40
Views: 6468

RE: First 717 For YX

Hopefully she will look better with some sun reflecting off the paint.......But, I have to say, I still like the old-school livery better.

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by 5280AGL
Tue Jan 28, 2003 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx A310 At OMA Right Now!?
Replies: 19
Views: 4444

RE: FedEx A310 At OMA Right Now!?

Actually, Omaha received UAL DC-10s up until 1997 (from DEN). In the 70s and 80s, UAL operated DC-10s, DC-8s, and 762s, with service to LAX, DEN, and ORD. EAL also used an L-1011 for a few years ATL-OMA-PDX. TWA (I believe) used L-1011s for awhile, at least I saw them at Eppley quite often in the mi...

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by 5280AGL
Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx A310 At OMA Right Now!?
Replies: 19
Views: 4444

RE: FedEx A310 At OMA Right Now!?

FedEx flies A310s into OMA all the time, whats the mystery? As other have pointed out, 4M passengers, an airport that used to receive DC-8s, DC-10s, and L-1011s on a regular basis is no stranger to large aircraft. In fact, do a search in the photo database, there are quite a few photos of large airc...

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by 5280AGL
Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee * Any Intl Airlines In The Future? *
Replies: 41
Views: 4103

RE: Milwaukee * Any Intl Airlines In The Future? *

BA-- I think the comparison with Detroit is a good one. However, I think a big reason why Detroit or Minneapolis for the matter lacks international carriers is because of NWA, plain and simple. NWA flies a lot of international routes out of both cities and they control the market, thus, they have th...

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by 5280AGL
Wed Jan 08, 2003 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee * Any Intl Airlines In The Future? *
Replies: 41
Views: 4103

RE: Milwaukee * Any Intl Airlines In The Future? *

Techincally, the Milwaukee metro is at 1.7M, probably enough to support an international carrier. However, the problem is that MKE is just too close to ORD. Also, Milwaukee is not exactly booming economically and has plateaued population-wise. Honestly, with the economy the way it is, I can't imagin...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Jan 04, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiesta Bowl Charters
Replies: 62
Views: 3435

RE: Fiesta Bowl Charters

On a sidenote, I paid a visit to CID on 1/3...An unbelievable sight, probably one never seen again...A UAL 744, NWA 742, and an ATA L-1011 all sitting together. CID is a very small facility, you almost had to look twice to believe it.

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by 5280AGL
Wed Jan 01, 2003 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Chemtrail/Contrail Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 15035

RE: Chemtrail/Contrail Questions

I have heard this chemtrail theory for years...As a pilot myself (and an Art Bell fan  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">), I have seen countless types of contrails. However, just because a particular contrail may appear different than others, doesn't mean that it is. Since...

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by 5280AGL
Wed Jan 01, 2003 7:14 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: All You F707 Freaks
Replies: 17
Views: 1876

RE: All You F707 Freaks

Man, I would make sure you either have a tripod or a ton of light for that bad boy!

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by 5280AGL
Sun Dec 29, 2002 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiesta Bowl Charters
Replies: 62
Views: 3435

RE: Fiesta Bowl Charters

That 744 into SHV is for the Huskers, SHV-LNK.

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by 5280AGL
Thu Dec 26, 2002 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiesta Bowl Charters
Replies: 62
Views: 3435

RE: Fiesta Bowl Charters

I would love to be in Columbus for these charters (sigh). The Nebraska football team chartered a UAL 744 as well for the Independence Bowl, which flew LNK-SHV. I also heard the Hawkeyes will be using NWA 742s for their charters...Seeing a 747 at CID would be quite a sight.

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by 5280AGL
Sat Oct 05, 2002 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports That Used To Have Widebodies
Replies: 39
Views: 3665

RE: Airports That Used To Have Widebodies

While growing up in Omaha, I can remember these widebody flights: Eastern L-1011/A300 ATL-OMA United DC-8, DC-10, 763, 762 DEN/ORD-OMA Northwest DC-10 MSP-OMA I remember seeing Western DC-10s, CO A300s, and TWA L-1011s/762s, but I don't know if they were scheduled aircraft...But, I saw them frequent...

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by 5280AGL
Thu Oct 03, 2002 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Domestic DC-10 Routes
Replies: 49
Views: 4015

RE: UAL Domestic DC-10 Routes

Non-hub routes I can remember:

ORD-Cleveland
ORD-Detroit
ORD-Baltimore
ORD-Las Vegas
ORD-Orlando
ORD-Phoenix

DEN-Phoenix
DEN-Omaha
DEN-Las Vegas
DEN-Colorado Springs


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by 5280AGL
Mon Sep 16, 2002 2:37 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: College Football: Saturday 9/14
Replies: 8
Views: 2114

RE: College Football: Saturday 9/14

Yeah, Nebraska is certainly in a transition year...I can't wait until two weeks from now when they visit Ames, it will be a pleasure watching Seneca tear them up.

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by 5280AGL
Tue Sep 10, 2002 5:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite US Cities
Replies: 22
Views: 2507

RE: Favorite US Cities

Favorite: Pittsburgh (Urban grit, beautiful topography) Minneapolis (Whats not to like?) Chicago (Too damn big, but after living a year on the lake I am hooked) Louisville (My ideal sized city, not too big, not too small, too much sprawl, but every city is guilty of that) Omaha (A very underrated an...

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by 5280AGL
Fri Sep 06, 2002 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde To Omaha
Replies: 6
Views: 2306

Concorde To Omaha

Does anybody know if the Concorde is still coming to OMA tomorrow? A while back a package was put together by St. Louis-based Montclair travel to offer a European vacation package (including nonstop service on a BA Concorde) from Omaha. I have not heard anything about this for the past two months, s...

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by 5280AGL
Sat Aug 17, 2002 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Story About The NWA 717s?
Replies: 51
Views: 5052

RE: What Is The Story About The NWA 717s?

The 717 seems like an odd fit for NWA. It would make more sense to keep everything A318/A319/A320, instead of throwing in another type. I thought it was a goal of NWA to eventually have complete fleet commonality among their narrowbodies?

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