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by N776AU
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bob Seger in Detroit ATL-DTW-ATL on Delta
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Bob Seger in Detroit ATL-DTW-ATL on Delta

Ok, enough procrastination. I’m good at delaying trip reports, and I’m running out of time before I have to go back to work. This trip was super fast. We were in Detroit for less than 24 hours across June 21 and June 22. This was originally supposed to be Bob Seger’s final, final show. He ended up a...

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by N776AU
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 48 minute connection in ATL.
Replies: 6
Views: 884

Re: 48 minute connection in ATL.

You'll be just fine. Just don't screw around and be the last one off the plane or anything. Since you're in Comfort+, that won't be much an issue. Most of the 737s and A320s tend to hang around concourse A, so there's a good chance you won't even have to change concourses. Even in the off chance you...

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by N776AU
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another
Replies: 31
Views: 2142

Re: Flight a within one time zone that pass thru another

Atlanta to Indianapolis and vice versa could cross the Central time zone. I flew Cincinnati-Atlanta a few years ago that spent probably half the flight in the Central Time Zone. We flew all the way down to Louisville before turning left for Atlanta. Could be the case with quite a few cities to Atla...

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by N776AU
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142016

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

NateGreat wrote:
Once the A339 replaces the A350 on SEA-NRT, and if it possibly replaces the A350 on LAX-PVG/HND, then where will those West Coast TPAC A350s go? More TATL? More TPAC out of different hubs?

Not sure about others, but ATL-NRT switches to an A350 some time in October.

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by N776AU
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 245
Views: 28148

Re: DC/VA/MD Aviation Thread - 2019

I am probably wrong, but isn't the plan to build a consolidated rental car facility at IAD? Seems strange to have them reorganize the current setup if the plan is to replace them in the not so distant future. That may still be the long term plan, but it's clearly not going to happen anytime soon. T...

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by N776AU
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Huge Circles for Huge Circles ATL-STL-PHL-FLL-ATL
Replies: 1
Views: 1942

Huge Circles for Huge Circles ATL-STL-PHL-FLL-ATL

Welcome to Procrastination Station. I’m N776AU, your host. My cousin and I decided on Pocono again this year for a race. Just like last year, I would fly north on Southwest, and south on JetBlue. A round trip on either airline was a good bit higher, as was any other airline. I sweetened the pot a li...

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by N776AU
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Usual Route With a Twist: ATL-IAD-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Usual Route With a Twist: ATL-IAD-ATL on Southwest

N776AU flies to IAD. What else is new? How convenient it was that my family is there, and Bob Seger happened to be performing on a holiday weekend :bouncy: . My procrastination is kicking in. This was Memorial Day Saturday through Monday. It’s my dad who is the huge Bob Seger fanatic, and he ended u...

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by N776AU
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc
Replies: 78
Views: 8896

Re: EK launches unbundled Business: to charge for seat assignment, lounge, etc

Sounds like just another way to disguise a price hike to me.

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by N776AU
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: Anticipatory pre-flight anxiety

but curious if anyone suffers more from anticipatory anxiety than the act of flying itself. :wave: Right here. As a very young kid, I loved flying, but then just before 6th grade for some reason a switch inside of me flipped to total fear. Did I mention that was right in the middle of a flight betw...

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by N776AU
Wed May 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?
Replies: 10
Views: 2520

Re: Will Delta eventually go with billboard titles?

This picture is a few years old, and also not my work, but interesting, I guess.
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by N776AU
Mon May 13, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What comes after the B797 ??
Replies: 74
Views: 8543

Re: What comes after the B797 ??

My money is on 808, etc because of how a certain part of the world falsely believes 8 is a lucky number.

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by N776AU
Mon May 13, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bob Seger Concert ATL-TPA-ATL
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

Re: Bob Seger Concert ATL-TPA-ATL

I suspect you had a long runway and a derated takeoff. I fly out of BUR and the takeoffs are like rocket launches pretty much. Oh, for sure. Fortunately/unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), the vast majority of my flying is done to/from airports with very long runways. I took off out of...

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by N776AU
Sat May 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bob Seger Concert ATL-TPA-ATL
Replies: 3
Views: 2432

Bob Seger Concert ATL-TPA-ATL

My procrastination strikes again. This trip was in March. Two months later, I’m finally getting to writing the trip report on it. Another fast trip, but for a different purpose, to see Bob Seger on his final tour with some of our family down in the Tampa/St. Pete area. For some stupid reason, I sche...

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by N776AU
Thu May 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How big can SWA get in ATL
Replies: 51
Views: 6001

Re: How big can SWA get in ATL

Considering since the merger they've done nothing but cut Airtran's operation. Even a casual observer could probably figure so. Airtran used to have all of concourse C and half of D. Southwest occupies just half of C and that's it. I know when it was announced, Clark Howard did everything short of o...

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by N776AU
Wed May 01, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6943

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I quite enjoy the 717. It's a little rocket ship, and the way Delta has them set up is quite nice. They're very comfortable. MD-90 I'll only fly if necessary. Plenty of better narrow body options out there. MD-80s I will avoid at all costs. Their time has come and gone. 3 of my last 4 MD-80 flights...

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by N776AU
Wed May 01, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship
Replies: 73
Views: 6943

Re: MD88/MD90/B712 Love/Hate Relationship

I quite enjoy the 717. It's a little rocket ship, and the way Delta has them set up is quite nice. They're very comfortable. MD-90 I'll only fly if necessary. Plenty of better narrow body options out there. MD-80s I will avoid at all costs. Their time has come and gone. 3 of my last 4 MD-80 flights ...

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by N776AU
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142016

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

None of these are my work, but.....
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by N776AU
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: What airline/ travel stuff do you have in your office at work?

I'm an elementary school teacher, so probably not as much in the office for me as others, but I still have plenty at home. At work: Delta 717 poster on the wall A few safety cards on the wall from some of my favorite aircraft. A model on my desk that I rotate each semester. At the moment it's an Air...

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by N776AU
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19607

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

Looks better on the A319 anyway :stirthepot:
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by N776AU
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KATL - A brown theme?
Replies: 17
Views: 3191

Re: KATL - A brown theme?

william wrote:
So was the tan exterior painted, or a new facade?

Brand new. There are lots more windows going in. It really makes the terminal interiors much more inviting.

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by N776AU
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29538

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

PM wrote:
I've flown on 99 Douglas T-tails. Doesn't look like I'll make it to 100. Can't remember the last time I even saw one...

Come to Atlanta. It seems like every flight under 2 hours is on one.

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by N776AU
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356352

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

Not sure if this has been posted yet. Here's a picture of the AMS-SFO route launch a couple of weeks ago. Two things stand out IMO: the "AIRLINES" added to "UNITED" (like other A-nutters have mentioned) and the recently introduced pattern (of which I don't know the official name...

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by N776AU
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

Re: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?

What airports get MD-88s from Delta? Out of Atlanta, pretty much f***ing all of them.

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by N776AU
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.
Replies: 26
Views: 2388

Re: Your favorites and least favorites aspects of flying.

StormRider wrote:
I absolutely hate it that most people shut the windows before take-off (or never open them at all) and if you are not near a window you are basically in an elevator/lift with 200 people.

People who book window seats and immediately put the shade down should be put on the no fly list.

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by N776AU
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Tips on beating flying phobia.
Replies: 48
Views: 2686

Re: Tips on beating flying phobia.

As an aviation nut, turned nervous flyer (turns out discovering you're afraid of heights on an American MD-80 making a steep turn over Albuquerque isn't the best place), turned back aviation nut, I hope I can offer a few words of wisdom. I still have to fight back the anxiety from time to time. I ha...

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by N776AU
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 713704

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

flyorski wrote:
Do we know how many days in advance WN has cancelled flights into the schedule based on the MAX being removed?

For whatever it’s worth, my 737 MAX8 flight with them on Memorial Day weekend has changed to a regular 737-800. Everything else with timing and such is the same.

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by N776AU
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Because I Could - ATL-LAX_ATL on Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 3402

Re: Because I Could - ATL-LAX_ATL on Delta

767747 wrote:
Great photos. What kind of camera do you use here?

Thanks! It's an iPhone 8 Plus for shooting, and then I run the photos through an app called Camera+ 2. I think it's $2.99, but well worth it. Amazing what that phone can do, even for a decidedly non-photographer like me.

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by N776AU
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Because I Could - ATL-LAX_ATL on Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 3402

Because I Could - ATL-LAX_ATL on Delta

I begin this trip report on the eve of another flight. My wakeup is only 5 hours away. Here’s my feeble attempt to not fall behind. As a school teacher it’s nice to have an abundance and predictable set of days off. In this case, a whole week. Back in December I was poking around a little bit to see...

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by N776AU
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6335

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like TAP Air Portugal is coming here starting in 2020. Hope it works out for them. https://onemileatatime.com/tap-air-portugal-new-destinations-2020/

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by N776AU
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Annual Bowling Tournament - ATL-GPT-ATL on Delta
Replies: 5
Views: 4949

Re: The Annual Bowling Tournament - ATL-GPT-ATL on Delta

September11 wrote:
Neat trip report - and good bowling on Saturday. What bowling ball did you use?

I have an old-school Columbia 300 Scout Black urethane from the mid-to-late 90s. That ball is so smooth. Urethane changed my game for the better.

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by N776AU
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356352

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery coming in April

This design has been supposedly leaked and is popping up on facebook: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53296960_10218531581257682_7336983170220294144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.xx&oh=2fc66ca6db4244c69a089e236ffd8ecb&oe=5D1A2C5C Fake news. This was uploaded to ...

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by N776AU
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1781
Views: 356352

Re: United Globe Livery "Evolution" coming in "April-ish"

IAmGaroott wrote:
Praying they ditch eurowhite for blue and a return of the tulip with the globe pattern inside it.

Realistically, they’re probably just putting the swoopy 787 livery on everything.

Not my work, but:
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by N776AU
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142016

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

There's a DL 763ER JFK-ATL this weekend and the flight # is 8801. Wld anyone know the purpose of this flight? It seems like a ferry flight being that the number is in the 8000s. Some charters are in the 800s, but they’re also used on scheduled additional segments. The one-off A350 repositioning fli...

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by N776AU
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6335

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

Atlwarrior wrote:
Great to see other ULCC adding flights while Southwest continues to cut.

Damn, do I ever miss AirTran.

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by N776AU
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest lived airline livery.
Replies: 90
Views: 12248

Re: Shortest lived airline livery.

Bobloblaw wrote:
What was thy united light blue livery called?

In one of my trip reports, someone called it "Shades of Blue." Whether that's the official name or not, I have no idea.

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by N776AU
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142016

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

I found that an A350 is being used for DL193 from ATL-LAX at 8:25 AM departure on 3/30/19. Looks like LAX-HND is switching to A350s starting in April, taking over for an A330-300 (which is also what usually flies flight 193). Looks like a similar situation to last summer with the one-off flight fro...

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by N776AU
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My Usual Family Visit ATL-IAD-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 3
Views: 3265

My Usual Family Visit ATL-IAD-ATL on Southwest

Finally catching up on my backlog of trip reports. This was December 27 to December 30, so a short one. It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since I’ve visited my family in Virginia and flew to IAD, especially since a couple years ago I was up there what seemed like every other month. It was anothe...

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by N776AU
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Georgia Football ATL-STL-ATL on Delta
Replies: 11
Views: 8764

Re: Georgia Football ATL-STL-ATL on Delta

Longhornmaniac wrote:
Nice report!

Let's see the one from the Sugar Bowl, complete with lots of game pictures! :devil: :devil:

I would be content with highlights of our last two meetings in shooty hoops :biggrin:

I did the smartest thing I could have possibly done for the Sugar Bowl: I didn’t go and saved my money.

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by N776AU
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Quick Family Trip ATL-TPA-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 2
Views: 2076

Re: Another Quick Family Trip ATL-TPA-ATL on Southwest

Bobloblaw wrote:
your camera is amazing quality

Thanks! Believe it or not, it’s just an iPhone 8 Plus and some editing on the app “Camera+ 2.” I think the app is $2.99, and worth its weight in gold.

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by N776AU
Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Another Quick Family Trip ATL-TPA-ATL on Southwest
Replies: 2
Views: 2076

Another Quick Family Trip ATL-TPA-ATL on Southwest

I’m starting this trip report on a Friday night. I tell you, I live a hardcore life. In 2017 my aunt and uncle in the Tampa Bay area celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. In 2018 my other aunt and uncle pair in the Tampa Bay area celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Actually, their annive...

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by N776AU
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boarding abuses
Replies: 33
Views: 2123

Re: Boarding abuses

People carry on their luggage because they are too cheap to pay the bag fees. I'd like to see airlines make checked bags free and start charging people for carry-on luggage and large bags. This would speed up the boarding process and put an end to all of this nonsense. This didn't used to be a prob...

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by N776AU
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6335

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like we’ll be getting some good stuff for the Super Bowl. United with their 777s and 757-300s, and I see JetBlue is running some A321s from Boston. I wish those A321s would be permanent. Those things are the best.

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by N776AU
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 142016

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2019

Looks like N504DN is subbing for another aircraft on flight 1239 Detroit-Atlanta to fly to Seoul later tonight. Guess the inbound from Seoul went tech or something.

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by N776AU
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual seat pitch in economy?
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

Re: Dual seat pitch in economy?

Anecdotally, I've found seat pitch on the airlines I fly to be a touch better the farther forward I go. Take that for whatever it's worth.

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by N776AU
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges
Replies: 41
Views: 5574

Re: Predictions: ATL Superbowl Weekend Upgauges

In doing some dummy bookings with United, it looks like there is also a 757-300 paying us a visit on Friday

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by N776AU
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotels with a view at LAX
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: Hotels with a view at LAX

I stayed at the airport Hilton when I was there last and had some great views. It's even better with Hilton because with their app you can pick which room you want. https://i.imgur.com/CxSK9b6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YfFu8iJ.jpg I spent the whole morning with the Live ATC app playing and just stari...

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by N776AU
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Annual Bowling Tournament - ATL-GPT-ATL on Delta
Replies: 5
Views: 4949

The Annual Bowling Tournament - ATL-GPT-ATL on Delta

My life of procrastination continues. This trip happened Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21, 2018. It’s January 19 as I write this. Reasonable, right? This was my annual bowling tournament in the Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi area. As per the usual, my friends drove down Friday. With my work s...

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by N776AU
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hotels with a view at LAX
Replies: 14
Views: 1689

Re: Hotels with a view at LAX

I stayed at the airport Hilton when I was there last and had some great views. It's even better with Hilton because with their app you can pick which room you want. https://i.imgur.com/CxSK9b6.jpg https://i.imgur.com/YfFu8iJ.jpg I spent the whole morning with the Live ATC app playing and just starin...

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by N776AU
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 224
Views: 18394

Re: 747 50th Anniverary

My only 747 flights were when Delta ran them between Atlanta and Minneapolis after Thanksgiving a few years ago. Those were all I needed to fall in love. I'm so glad I blew 30,000 SkyMiles to fly one it. Doing so now would be prohibitively expensive.

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by N776AU
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 6335

Re: Atlanta Aviation Thread - 2019

Fargo wrote:
2. Are there still plans to convert E to purely domestic use and build G as an Extension to F?

I think those plans have been shelved if memory serves me correctly.

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