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by skyhawk
Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lockerbie: 25th Anniversary
Replies: 42
Views: 9214

RE: Lockerbie: 25th Anniversary

Like most people here I can remember with complete clarity where I was when this happened. At the time I was flying for Pan Am but was home on medical with pneumonia. I was in bed watching my soap opera-General Hospital- when the news broke in. My husband was at work(also Pan Am) so I called him to ...

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by skyhawk
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Banning Of Personal Seat Belt Extensions?
Replies: 35
Views: 22157

Banning Of Personal Seat Belt Extensions?

BEG2IAH-seat belt extensions are already not permitted in the emergency exits, and for the exact reasons you cited.

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by skyhawk
Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Banning Of Personal Seat Belt Extensions?
Replies: 35
Views: 22157

Banning Of Personal Seat Belt Extensions?

I have a question for anyone- on his way home from work today(he works at <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>) my husband heard on WABC at 2:30 <acronym title="Tropic Air (Belize)">PM</acronym> that the FAA had reversed their previous ruling and had deci...

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by skyhawk
Mon May 14, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Hostess Falls Off Plane Onto Tarmac In GSE
Replies: 71
Views: 29070

RE: Ryanair Hostess Falls Off Plane Onto Tarmac In GSE

Years ago at Pan Am one of our very senior ladies fell out of a 707 when the jetway retracted on its own. She was hurt pretty bad, unfortunately her first trip back and the same thing happened again.

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by skyhawk
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Few Questions About Pan Am
Replies: 8
Views: 8033

RE: A Few Questions About Pan Am

They were allowed to pick up connecting passengers within the 48 but not people that were just going from say <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania"...

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by skyhawk
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 23 Years Ago Pan Am 103
Replies: 11
Views: 4093

RE: 23 Years Ago Pan Am 103

To all here who have remembered that terrible day, thank you. As a former PAA flight attendant it was indeed awful to hear about the whole thing and then to know those on board was doubly bad. But again, I say thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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by skyhawk
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F Class Food, Is There Alot Of Wastage?
Replies: 107
Views: 20400

RE: F Class Food, Is There Alot Of Wastage?

I am sure that things have changed since I stopped flying, but when I was there, any leftover food either domestic or international had to be disposed of because of health regulations. It could not be donated to any local food banks or to anything like Salvation Army food kitchens because of the sam...

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by skyhawk
Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Airlines Permitted Smoking - Cigars?
Replies: 20
Views: 7545

RE: When Airlines Permitted Smoking - Cigars?

When I started flying in 1971 for National cigars were allowed along with pipes and cigarettes.

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by skyhawk
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: One Year Ago Today
Replies: 9
Views: 2257

RE: One Year Ago Today

When you have someone like your mother pass away, it is without a doubt the hardest of people to have leave you. I would imagine the only one that would come as close would be that of a child. March 16th was three years that my mother passed. I do know what you are feeling. I won't be so crass as to...

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by skyhawk
Fri Aug 08, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

RE: I Need Some Advice

As to "popping round" to see them, they live close to 75 miles away. I do, however, think the idea of a Bloomies survey is a good one though. My husband thinks that I should ignore the whole thing. The only thing wrong with that is we spent $200 on the gift and I don't want to think that is was wast...

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

RE: I Need Some Advice

No one is "bad", thanks for checking too. And it has been 2 1/2 months since the gift was sent by Bloomingdales, so maybe your right and I should not worry about it until that time has passed.

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

RE: I Need Some Advice

Not really, I checked that too and according to what I saw online, they have 3 months from receiving the gift, in fact the site I saw said that in this fast paced age the normal time for sending out notes can go as low as 4 to 6 weeks. I had checked because I too thought the "proper" time was one ye...

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How To Give A Cat Or Dog Pills
Replies: 8
Views: 3019

RE: How To Give A Cat Or Dog Pills

Absolutely hilarious! and so true too. My American Eskimo is the easiest thing in the world, but the cat we used to have, well she was a pain for sure.

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Need Some Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2344

I Need Some Advice

This past June my husband and I attended the wedding of some friends' daughter. The affair was quite elaborate and they spared nothing for the wedding of their only daughter. One month before the wedding we sent a very nice gift through Bloomingdales ( if you don't know, "Bloomies" is a very nice de...

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by skyhawk
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New York Vs Green Bay
Replies: 30
Views: 2878

New York Vs Green Bay

Just in case you haven't heard yet, New York just beat Green Bay 23-20 in overtime!

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by skyhawk
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Remembering The Old Days Of Airline Meals
Replies: 79
Views: 17801

RE: Remembering The Old Days Of Airline Meals

I remember way, way back when-1971 to be exact. National served between Miami-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, cocktails with hot appetizers, salad, entree with a choice of wines or champagne, desert with coffee or tea, ...

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by skyhawk
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Please Enforce Carry-on Size Rules
Replies: 117
Views: 8491

RE: Please Enforce Carry-on Size Rules

DFWMzuri-the numbers to which you refer are for the seats, NOT as you say the bins above them. The bins do not now, nor have they ever been assigned to a particular row. The bin over a row is usually used by the people sitting there so that they can "protect" their bags.

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by skyhawk
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign
Replies: 152
Views: 13395

RE: Pax Who Ignore Seatbelt Sign

Like so many before me have said, these people who choose to get up when the seatbelt sign is on are plain stupid. I guess they haven't seen anyone hit the ceiling or slammed across rows of seats during a sudden drop in altitude. I have. In my years of flying I saw it more that once, in fact it happ...

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by skyhawk
Sun Apr 22, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4601

RE: Pan Am Question

Yes,Blackbird, way back then. Just before the American Embassy was overtaken was when they were pulling out the crews and Americans that were there. Just as a note, Bell Helicopter was also pulling out at the same time, they had a compound over there where all of their people lived. My roommate at t...

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by skyhawk
Sat Apr 21, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Question
Replies: 22
Views: 4601

RE: Pan Am Question

Just as a note <acronym title="Aer Arann Express (Ireland)">RE</acronym>: the white hats. I was told by quite a few colleagues that when Tehran was being evacuated, the flight crews were told in no uncertain terms that they were not to wear the famous white hats going to and from the hotel. They wer...

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by skyhawk
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast Airlines 'Seat And A Half'
Replies: 24
Views: 10681

RE: Northeast Airlines 'Seat And A Half'

National,original, had this on their 727's for a while. Can't remember when we got them though.

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by skyhawk
Sun Apr 08, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Nerve Of Some Passengers
Replies: 69
Views: 11358

RE: The Nerve Of Some Passengers

Not to mince words with you, but when your parents got permission for you to go to the gate with them, you had already checked in with <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> hadn't you? Did you not ask the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> agent for a gate pa...

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by skyhawk
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Lost A Good Friend Today
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

I Lost A Good Friend Today

Today I attended a good friend's funeral. Pam used to smoke, quite heavily in fact. She quit smoking a few years ago, but the damage was already done. From the time the cancer was diagnosed until Monday when she died really wasn't long. If any of you smoke, please, please try very hard to quit. If y...

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by skyhawk
Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 18
Views: 2691

RE: Happy New Year

It is now 7 minutes into the new year here in New York.

May all of you have a safe and Happy New Year!!

Skyhawk

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by skyhawk
Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name The Hospital You Were Born In
Replies: 142
Views: 5813

RE: Name The Hospital You Were Born In

Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida. My husband was born in Flushing Hospital, Flushing, NY and 28 years later our son was also born in Flushing Hospital.

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by skyhawk
Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saddam Is Dead
Replies: 216
Views: 6913

RE: Saddam Is Dead

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy! Seriously, no matter what we think of him or what has happened to him is minor compared to what he has had to deal with in meeting his maker.

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by skyhawk
Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Sues JetBlue Over Death Of Husband
Replies: 60
Views: 16550

RE: Woman Sues JetBlue Over Death Of Husband

I find it very difficult to believe that a F/A who is, as has been stated here, on board for emergencies would choose to ignore someone in distress as this wife is claiming. Again as many here have said, this really sounds fishy, especially given that it has taken nearly 2 years for the suit to come...

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by skyhawk
Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pa Am Liquidation Trust
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

RE: Pa Am Liquidation Trust

Believe me, it isn't all that big, but the fact that we have it is something given the time that has passed.

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by skyhawk
Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pa Am Liquidation Trust
Replies: 8
Views: 2300

Pa Am Liquidation Trust

Finally something from this trust disbursment! Just got the mail today and I got my check for the final payment from Pan Am. Not nearly as much as it could have been, but when you think that I haven't received a paycheck from them in 15 years, it was certainly better that nothing. I sure do hope tha...

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by skyhawk
Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm
Replies: 147
Views: 19135

RE: Embry-Riddle - Daytona Beach Get's Hit By Storm

The Riddle web site is back up-at least one page of it is. It states that the school is going to try and secure rental aircraft for their flight students and that as soon as they can more information will be available on the site. Also, and this seems fairly obvious, they are requesting that nobody ...

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by skyhawk
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PA103 18 Years Ago Today, 12/21
Replies: 21
Views: 8976

RE: PA103 18 Years Ago Today, 12/21

To all of you that have remembered our fallen comrades, thank you. They lost their lives to a group of common thugs. I have the fullest confidence that these people that took our loved ones from us have had to face our maker and by Him have been condemned to eternal Hell, which in itself is still to...

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by skyhawk
Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-ins Continue At Airports Around The Country
Replies: 16
Views: 4329

RE: Nurse-ins Continue At Airports Around The Country

Akelley728-Many times I have stated that when I filled out the bio I made a mistake. Obviously if I nursed a child then I am not a male so don't get so upset, I simply made a mistake.

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by skyhawk
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Passengers So Rude To Pilots?
Replies: 98
Views: 17002

RE: Why Are Passengers So Rude To Pilots?

Most people aren't like this woman. I am sure that you realize that. But there are enough of that type out there to make the job frustrating. As for those here that talk about the company making happy employees, that isn't happening near as much as it used to. The companies want more and are giving ...

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by skyhawk
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nurse-ins Continue At Airports Around The Country
Replies: 16
Views: 4329

RE: Nurse-ins Continue At Airports Around The Country

First of all, in my flying time I too handed many a blanket to a woman that was nursing her child. When I was doing so I ALWAYS asked her if she would like the blanket. What I have not heard is whether or not this F/A did this or if she handed the blanket to the woman and "ordered" her to cover up. ...

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by skyhawk
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: National Airlines (MIA) Crew Base Question
Replies: 3
Views: 4160

RE: National Airlines (MIA) Crew Base Question

For any of you that are interested in the history of the original National Air Lines, you can go to <a href="http://www.nationalsundowners.com." target=_blank>www.nationalsundowners.com.</a> There is quite a bit of info compiled originally by two former stewardesses(that is what we were still called...

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by skyhawk
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Rules On Refrigerated Meds?
Replies: 2
Views: 5737

RE: TSA Rules On Refrigerated Meds?

I just looked on the WebMD site and found that Byetta is a medication that is used in addition to others that help control Type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately the site does not instruct as to the storage of the drug.

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by skyhawk
Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plastic Gloves On UA Economy Meal Service
Replies: 50
Views: 13588

RE: Plastic Gloves On UA Economy Meal Service

I would venture to say that the gloves are used only Economy because of the number of people involved and has be mentioned, the health of their F/A's involved. They aren't used in F/C and B/C because of the way the gloves "look" to the pax. After we wouldn't want to offend anybody(tongue in cheek). ...

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by skyhawk
Mon Aug 28, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Lost A Friend In The Comair Crash Today
Replies: 64
Views: 5553

RE: I Lost A Friend In The Comair Crash Today

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter silvered wings Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared no swung High in the sunlit silence Hov'ring there. I've chased t...

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by skyhawk
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 67219

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

This really isn't a time to be picking on each other. Of course we all have our own opinions, but do we need to constantly take a stab at each other? There were 51 people on that plane and from what my husband and I heard there seems to be only 1 survivor and that person is in critical condition(as ...

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by skyhawk
Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My Nephew Called Me A Murderer
Replies: 197
Views: 5306

RE: My Nephew Called Me A Murderer

First of all I would like to thank you and all of those that you serve with for defending me and the country that I love dearly. If it were not for you and all of your colleagues, our country would not be as great as it is. As for that teacher, I too work in an elementary school. We may not agree wi...

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by skyhawk
Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Little League World Series
Replies: 0
Views: 1834

Little League World Series

Just happened-the team from Colombus, Georgia beat the team from Beaverton, Oregon. In a gesture of good sportsmanship, the team from LGeorgia went to the dugout of the Oregon team and asked them to run around the field with them in a testament of the abilities of both teams. Good for them and good ...

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by skyhawk
Wed Aug 23, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan American World Airways Finally Ends Chapter 11
Replies: 61
Views: 14845

RE: Pan American World Airways Finally Ends Chapter 11

For those that are curious, I just spoke to the people at the Pan Am Liquidation Trust and found out that I will receive about $1000 in the final distribution of funds sometime in December this year. Unfortunately my husband who went with Delta will not receive anything as he was no longer an employ...

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan American World Airways Finally Ends Chapter 11
Replies: 61
Views: 14845

RE: Pan American World Airways Finally Ends Chapter 11

If and when there is a distribution of monies, I will be most happy to fill all of you in on the amount. Both me and my husband worked for them, it will be quite interesting to see what the amount is.

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA.....no Common Sense...
Replies: 65
Views: 5129

RE: TSA.....no Common Sense...

My husband works for Delta at <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>. When he came home he told me that the security measures had changed once again. At <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> Delta has two rooms th...

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Downstairs Galley?
Replies: 12
Views: 16087

RE: 747 Downstairs Galley?

RyanAFAMSP-The lower galley of the DC-10 was much loved by the regulars at the original National. Both the DC10-10 and the 10-30 had a group of F/A's that would select that position to work if given the chance, myself on the other hand preferred to work upstairs organizing things by the lifts. Also ...

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Beautiful Pan Am 747 Video!
Replies: 9
Views: 5458

RE: Beautiful Pan Am 747 Video!

WOW-That really brings back some wonderful memories of that beautiful lady. It is hard to believe that this year is our 15th anniversary of her death. For those that want to say PanAm didn't die then, well, in my humble opinion you are wrong. The great lay of the skies died December 3, 1991. BTW, th...

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by skyhawk
Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unsanitary Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

RE: Unsanitary Floor

I used to get handed a dirty diaper all the time. The person was told that either they could put the diaper in an airsick bag and then dispose of it in the lavatory or if for some reason they weren't able to get up, I got the bag for them and disposed of it. It was quite easy to explain not taking t...

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by skyhawk
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Diego Restaurant
Replies: 15
Views: 2184

RE: San Diego Restaurant

SlamClick-Thanks so much for your reply. The minute is read the name, I did indeed remember it. The Rueben E. Lee was very nice, too bad to hear that it no longer exists. As for the hotel El Cortez, I had heard a rumor about it, but nobody seemed to know for sure. You mentioned partying there, I rem...

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by skyhawk
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F/A Burn Out... How Long Is Too Long On The Job?
Replies: 22
Views: 7451

RE: F/A Burn Out... How Long Is Too Long On The Jo

StarCityFlyr-I love the response you mentioned! Years ago when flying for National we were picking up meal trays(no carts in the cabin yet). I had over six trays in my hands, a short time to landing, and a man said, "Honey, ya' got any matches on you?" I said, "No, but I'll be glad to get you some i...

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by skyhawk
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: San Diego Restaurant
Replies: 15
Views: 2184

San Diego Restaurant

I wonder if someone out there can help me. Many years ago I had the occasion to eat in a restaurant in the harbor. It was built as a paddlewheeler. One of the specialities they had as an appetizer was deep fried artichoke hearts. The were delicious! Can anyone remind me of the name and is it still i...

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