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by Georgetown
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight
Replies: 135
Views: 19787

Re: Not allowed to film or take photos in flight

If you feel you have been treated unfairly, as always, contact an attorney to discuss your individual circumstances and rights. Contacting an attorney would be the absolutely, extreme last resort piece of advice I would give anyone. I would advise to calmly report the incident through the appropria...

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by Georgetown
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?
Replies: 136
Views: 18909

Re: DL A220 "Whisperjet"?

MIflyer12 wrote:
It may not - in which a Cease and Desist demand will soon be delivered to Delta, and a pilot sent for training.


Legit funny

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by Georgetown
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New Gate Numbering System at SFO
Replies: 5
Views: 2167

Re: New Gate Numbering System at SFO

Just now getting up the new learning curve! The old system was so ingrained that I could look at the gate number on my boarding pass and my feet would just take over and I’d be at the gate. The new system is just fine but the first few times it was like finding a gate at an airport I’d never been to...

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by Georgetown
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?
Replies: 144
Views: 27986

Re: SFO Runway 28L closure - How Bad?

Nobody that lives here really cares that SFO gets delayed. That’s far from the truth. Many, many do - tremendously so. Myself included. What is true is that landfill as a solution is a political non-starter. Won’t happen. The region likely would be willing to spend a commensurate amount on a techno...

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by Georgetown
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?
Replies: 141
Views: 17846

Re: Why can't Qantas carry local traffic on JFK-LAX route?

vhtje wrote:

It DID happen during the prolonged pilots’ strike in 1989. Perhaps that’s what you are thinking?


Yup! I remember taking JAT flights intra-Australia back then. 737s

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by Georgetown
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA9154 diversion into OAK (Sept 8)
Replies: 20
Views: 5336

Re: BA9154 diversion into OAK just now

Heard it fly over my place in SF. Was odd enough to hear a heavy fly over in good weather, so looked it up and followed it on FR24. Funny to come here and find this thread!

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by Georgetown
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 6199

Re: Americans and electric stoves

Makes you wonder what percentage of homes in the San Francisco area has a gas oven. :bouncy: Was going to say something and then saw this: much of the housing stock here is apartments/condos a) made out of wood and b) over 100 years old. I lived in a bunch and ALWAYS have had gas. In a lot of apart...

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by Georgetown
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?
Replies: 25
Views: 4154

Re: Why no high-speed exits at KSAN?

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/bu ... story.html


Wait, this google thing. We oughta just shut down the forum!
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DL717 wrote:
September11 wrote:
Can runway be closed for improvement?



Google works:

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/bu ... story.html


Wait, this google thing. We oughta just shut down the forum!

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by Georgetown
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 6200

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

SF is way more "beautiful" topographically. However..You can't walk a city block in SF without seeing needles and human shit on the sidewalk from all the scores of homeless. It actually put me off going there this trip (I went to LA instead). I have visited LA many more times than SF, but...

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by Georgetown
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1603

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

There’s a thread on the FT UA forum right now about a guy that wants to do a proposal at EWR and get fellow passengers involved. Based on the responses, I think he’s changing his mind. Beyond the public proposal part, EWR?!? Then what, go order a romantic glass of champagne off the iPad at the counc...

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by Georgetown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 13431

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

I'm not completely sure what you mean by a "separate section that is a lot like domestic narrowbody 1st Class"...like seats in a separate former-1st Class section being replaced by Polaris It’s marketed as United Premium Plus. A quick Google search will bring it up. It’s a cabin behind Po...

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by Georgetown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 16991

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

The CO/AirMike Island Hopper route. Was previously flown by PanAm. I am not sure if UA still flies it? Honolulu (HNL) to Majuro (MAJ) to Kwajalein (KWA) to Kosrae (KSA) to Pohnpei (PNI) to Chuuk (TKK) to Guam (GUM).Used to include Johnston Island before the base closed. I’m not sure, but didn’t Haw...

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by Georgetown
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s
Replies: 46
Views: 13431

Re: United Airlines Boeing 777-200s

United went from 3 class (pmUA) down to two class. The original “Global First” was a handfull of seats at the front with all aisle access” When they made the move to “Polaris” they switched to newer, all aisle access seats that now are both first and business (eg a two class layout). A wrinkle is th...

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by Georgetown
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: Alabama mayor suggested 'killing out' gay people

Remember four GOP presidential candidates hammed it up at an anti LGBT rally with a pastor that calls for death to gays. This is absolutely middle of the road GOP and Christian dogma, and happens every day. Funded by Chic Fil-A too! #blessed No, it’s not middle of the road GOP dogma, and you know t...

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by Georgetown
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 6200

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

The comparison is Atherton versus Beverly Hills as opposed to Palo Alto (although on a per square foot basis I’m not sure). As a datapoint, a three bedroom home on 1/5th of an acre that I lived in in Palo Alto nearly 20 years ago recently just sold for $6.5 million. A two bedroom flat that I used to...

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by Georgetown
Fri May 31, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO Weather Delays
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: SFO Weather Delays

The contingency plan should be a new airport, or expanding the current one into the bay. The delays are caused by limits to runway acceptance rates due to close parallels. GF Yup. Extending into the bay would obviously be the easiest, but there is zero political appetite to do so, which is beyond f...

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by Georgetown
Mon May 27, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 5057

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

crownvic wrote:
Georgetown wrote:
Back in 2007 I flew LAX-SFO on a 744 that was swapped in at the last minute. Less than 50 pax. That takeoff was awesome.


DING DING we have a winner


Is there a problem here, officer?

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by Georgetown
Fri May 24, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?
Replies: 35
Views: 5057

Re: Shortest Heavy Domestic US Flight 5/23/19?

Back in 2007 I flew LAX-SFO on a 744 that was swapped in at the last minute. Less than 50 pax. That takeoff was awesome.

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by Georgetown
Thu May 23, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up
Replies: 155
Views: 20865

Re: AA191 40 Year Anniversary coming up

Wow I’ve never seen those additional pictures. Chilling. I can only hope that confusion was the dominant emotion over fear for most passengers.

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by Georgetown
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain
Replies: 26
Views: 5456

Re: FIN12 Odd SFO Departure Over San Bruno Mountain

Some 20 years ago, From SFO RWY 28L/R took off on United B747-400 almost slice house roof. Co-pilot was flying not paying attention heading off course little bit to far right course while climbing it was heavy climbing full fuel load on way to SYD. Remember that story in the past? Q United 863. Yes...

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by Georgetown
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 6349

Re: Eyebrow windows

Kaiser Air (operator of the Kona Shuttle) still has them on their NGs. No winglets either. A totally rare sight that’s delightfully common at OAK.

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by Georgetown
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment
Replies: 48
Views: 8347

Re: jetBlue's Oakland Experiment

I flew OAK-IAD regularly from about 2002-2010, then went completely to United. I’ve gotta say I really miss that service. Weird to think it’s completely gone. Really wish B6 would put mint from Bay Area to WAS. United needs more competition.

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by Georgetown
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?
Replies: 26
Views: 5778

Re: The end of A380 means The end of Suite Class?

Perhaps way down the road. These planes will be flying for decades however. I flew on a 30 year old 757 a week ago.

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by Georgetown
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fear of flying, working on getting better but still scared about maintenance
Replies: 84
Views: 8546

Re: Fear of flying, working on getting better but still scared about maintenance

Some truly great perspectives provided on here from professionals. I can’t say word one from that perspective, but I can give you the the perspective of a business traveler that flies a ton. Before I flew a lot, I was a very nervous flier that would have anxiety set to a low simmer for days, sometim...

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by Georgetown
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash
Replies: 74
Views: 10445

Re: 10 years ago - Feb. 12, 2009 - Flight CO3407 crash

My takeaway from this thread (and in my many years on this site) is there are people with incredible knowledge. How that knowledge is packaged and deliverd plays a major role in the ability of that knowledge to be effectively passed along...

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by Georgetown
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 15437

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

Flew many of these on UA SFO to PHX back in the late 80’s early 90s. My last 727 flight was ATL - ALB in July 1999. Wild to think that’s coming up on 20 years ago.

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by Georgetown
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 107
Views: 14316

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

I just raised a GIAGANTIC glass of Wild Turkey. What an f’ing unreal guy.

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by Georgetown
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 74
Views: 11532

Re: Starting a new Airline

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This thread reminds me of this gem from over a decade ago: viewtopic.php?t=479803

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by Georgetown
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO Runway 19R Takeoff
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: SFO Runway 19R Takeoff

Standard diverse climb criteria (can turn in any direction) for a runway is 200'/nautical mile. When obstacles exist a higher climb gradient is prescribed: runway 19R has a m inimum climb gradient of 575'/nm (up to 2,000'). At 200 knots that equates to nearly 2,000 feet per minute. That's not a par...

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by Georgetown
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO Runway 19R Takeoff
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: SFO Runway 19R Takeoff

stratclub wrote:
What were you worried about? I just love that kind of flying.


I wasn’t actually worried per se. It was one of those “I fly a lot and this is new” moments. Pretty exhilarating!

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by Georgetown
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 5207

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

Driving from San Diego to Los Cabos. Absolutely stunning: 1,000 miles of desert terrain surrounded by water. Lots of hidden palm oasis, tiny towns off very long dirt roads, deserted beaches. Was before many of the drug issues began to affect Baja. Would still do it now but would be more cautious. I ...

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by Georgetown
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SFO Runway 19R Takeoff
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

SFO Runway 19R Takeoff

Forgot to post this earlier, and the last thread I could find on it is from 2006 and locked. Was flying SFO BOS on a UA 752 right after thanksgiving. A blustery storm was passing through with strong winds from the south. My fingers were crossed and sure enough it finally happened, a takeoff on 19R (...

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by Georgetown
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Migraines
Replies: 30
Views: 2200

Re: Migraines

I get them periodically. I get visual aura (like a weird blind spot, and sometimes aphasia (I know what I want to say but the words come out gibberish). Then the nausea, then the headache. Completely debilitating. Talk to your doctor. Triptans don’t work for me but do work for some. Intravenous DHE ...

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by Georgetown
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Drunk on a Plane
Replies: 67
Views: 11298

Re: Getting Drunk on a Plane

Drinking inflight used to be fun and trouble-free. Not anymore. Fighting, big or small, inflight is typical today. Disagree here. I fly butt in seat hundreds of thousands of miles each year and have never once witnessed a fight in flight. The reason it seems there’s more nowadays is because everyon...

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by Georgetown
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whitey Bulger Killed in Prison
Replies: 10
Views: 1388

Whitey Bulger Killed in Prison

Looks like Whitey finally got what was coming to him. Killed in prison this am. Going to be interesting to see how this unfolds. I’m not a Boston guy but have always been a bit fascinated by his reign of terror in South Boston and his nearly two decades in hiding. Link to the article. https://www.bo...

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by Georgetown
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?
Replies: 49
Views: 6302

Re: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?

Part of the interest in a.net is the never-ending procession of astounding threads. Do people really think building airliners are like building a one-off boat? Or do people really think airlines purposely ignore profitable routes that an armchair CEO thinks up like a hub in ANC? GF And part of the ...

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by Georgetown
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A320 Series Doors
Replies: 9
Views: 2860

Re: A320 Series Doors

Those A320 family doors often “bang” or “knock” as you climb and pressure changes.

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by Georgetown
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best luggage for the frequent traveler
Replies: 13
Views: 1557

Re: Best luggage for the frequent traveler

My Tumi ballistic rollaboard has lasted though 10 years, 2 million miles, nearly 1,000 flights. With the exception of a little bit of fraying around an outer-pocket zipper that was fixed free of charge, it works and looks great. Worth every cent.

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by Georgetown
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?
Replies: 95
Views: 9886

Re: How much did aviation really change after 9/11?

I remember pre-9/11 that SFO did not allow non-passengers at the gate. I remember having to show my boarding pass. Can someone confirm if that was true? SFO did let non-ticketed passengers through. Used to go though all the time to bring family members to the gate, etc. On lazy afternoons when not ...

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by Georgetown
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 67
Views: 9454

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

To LHR a pax brazenly lit up in his seat in Y, took a few deep puffs before putting out the cigarette, but went unnoticed by the cabin until another pax approached and snatched the extinguished butt from the pax's hand and took it to the galley. The pax was arrested at the gate in the presence of a...

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by Georgetown
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago
Replies: 73
Views: 18706

Re: Swissair 111 crash 20 years ago

I remember this crash like it was yesterday. How could have it been 20 years ago? It always struck me as such an unnecessary crash given that it originated from an entertainment system of all things. Oddly, I was at bar at a restaurant in Carmel by the Sea when the news came on the TV. I was at that...

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by Georgetown
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mariner has passed away
Replies: 82
Views: 9665

Re: Mariner has passed away

Sad to hear. He was a great contributor over the years. I always enjoyed his posts.

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by Georgetown
Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 9364

Re: dc-10/md11 operations thread 2018

Wiggy- You’re admittedly young - which is great. It’s young enthusiasts that will ultimately keep sites like this going. I was a much younger person when first started visiting this site nearly 20 years ago. Like any team or club, there’s “unwritten” norms and etiquette that exist (even if they don’...

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by Georgetown
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct potato chip flavor
Replies: 50
Views: 2908

Re: The correct potato chip flavor

Hawaiian Sweet Maui Onion. Period. Full Stop.

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by Georgetown
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10
Replies: 92
Views: 16330

Re: United to begin test of premium lie-flat seating on B737-Max10

Still waiting for Kirby to announce 12 abreast seating on these birds....

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by Georgetown
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia
Replies: 112
Views: 12968

Re: New airport for NYC and Philadelphia

Stupid idea stupid thread time to lock it. Oh c’mon recognize a gift when you’ve been given one! This has all the makings of a classic anet thread and I haven’t seen a good one of those in a while. Anyway I think if they build the new EinTrump Princeton SkyPort it should have raked, circular runway...

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by Georgetown
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?
Replies: 36
Views: 6189

Re: JetBlue doesn't fly LAX-SFO?

I wish they would get back to serving IAD from the Bay Area like they used to from OAK. United fares on that route have risen astronomically.

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by Georgetown
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: White cockpit
Replies: 11
Views: 2272

Re: White cockpit

Remember when they painted the background of this site white? That went well...

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