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by marcos
Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: So Close Yet So FAR. Fargo, North Dakota
Replies: 67
Views: 15556

RE: So Close Yet So FAR. Fargo, North Dakota

You really have fascinating reports on very exotic locations. <acronym title="Sioux City - Sioux Gateway (SUX / KSUX), USA - Iowa">SUX</acronym> and <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> appeal just as much as Phuket or Penang. Minnesota actuall...

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by marcos
Fri May 24, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CYWG-CYRT B200 King Air (pics)
Replies: 13
Views: 9690

RE: CYWG-CYRT B200 King Air (pics)

Very interesting report. Do another version covering flights in the summer time to these exotic destinations so we can see something other than snow! What is your apartment like in Rankin? Wild nightlife up there? Many years ago I flew out of Churchill, back in the days when it had a gravel runway. ...

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by marcos
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest MSP Inaugural Flight And Ceremony W/Pics
Replies: 7
Views: 8687

RE: Southwest MSP Inaugural Flight And Ceremony W/Pics

Thanks for the excellent report. This morning the Minneapolis Tribute is reporting that “Just 3 1/2 weeks after starting up flights to Chicago's Midway Airport, the Dallas-based carrier will announce today that it will offer three daily nonstop round-trip flights from the Humphrey terminal to Denver...

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by marcos
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A Greenland Odyssey (Pics+Vids)
Replies: 26
Views: 25040

RE: A Greenland Odyssey (Pics+Vids)

Hey, you know I don't think it is too politically correct to be eating whale meat :>)

Excellent post.

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by marcos
Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Taca TA 575: 24/JAN/09: JFK-SAP: J Cabin
Replies: 41
Views: 33451

RE: Taca TA 575: 24/JAN/09: JFK-SAP: J Cabin

Just pathetic what TACA has come to. They used to be just fabulous in the 80's.

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by marcos
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Want To Transfer Via SVO. Need Visa?
Replies: 11
Views: 7859

RE: Want To Transfer Via SVO. Need Visa?

Here are the rules from timatic, assuming you are a citizen of Canada: TIMATIC-2 / 12NOV07 / 1548 <acronym title="Utrecht - Soesterberg (UTC / EHSB), Netherlands">UTC</acronym> NATIONAL CANADA (CA) TRANSIT RUSSIAN FEDERATION (RU) /DESTINATION THAILAND (<acronym title="LAR Transregional (Portugal) an...

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by marcos
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread- III
Replies: 90
Views: 6474

RE: Central American Aviation Thread- III

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by marcos
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread- III
Replies: 90
Views: 6474

RE: Central American Aviation Thread- III

I fly the <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> route from <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> to SAl three or four times each year. Most of the time, flights are at 100% capacity. Even at high demand times when <acronym ...

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by marcos
Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Central American Aviation Thread-II
Replies: 85
Views: 8304

RE: Central American Aviation Thread-II

That TACA B-767 was great. I was on the tarmac at <acronym title="Salta - General D Martin Miguel de Guemez (SAL / SASA), Argentina AND San Salvador - El Salvador International (Comalapa / Cuscatlan) (SAL / MSLP), El Salvador">SAL</acronym> on it's inaugural flight <acronym title="Salta - General D ...

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by marcos
Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports Have Preclearance?
Replies: 21
Views: 7478

RE: Which Airports Have Preclearance?

I have read the Turks & Caicos is really trying hard to get this.

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by marcos
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MEX To Belize Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2786

RE: MEX To Belize Question

Mexicana and Aviacsa do Mexico City to Chetumal. Only other option would be a connection in the USA (Houston or Miami). Mexico City-Houston-Belize City. Skidmarks: I lived in Belize from 1987 to 1989. I'll bet you were in the UK Forces out at the airport and we probably saw each other in the bars in...

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by marcos
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexicana 3 Daily To GUA
Replies: 18
Views: 2768

RE: Mexicana 3 Daily To GUA

It must have been scary as heck landing and taking-off in a B-747 on Guatemala City's tiny, short runway.

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by marcos
Sat Sep 24, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest MSP-NRT Two Day Delay For Pax
Replies: 36
Views: 7126

Northwest MSP-NRT Two Day Delay For Pax

For two days in a row, mechanical problems and lack of crew have delayed a Northwest Airlines flight scheduled to leave Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for Tokyo. Northwest Airlines spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch said Friday night that 365 passengers were kept on the plane for a total of nine ho...

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by marcos
Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada To Begin Guyana Flights
Replies: 27
Views: 9411

Georgetown

Just don't drink the cool-aid there.

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by marcos
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Charging For Alcohol
Replies: 41
Views: 5068

RE: UA Charging For Alcohol

I know that Delta charges for drinks on their flights to central/south AMerica.

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by marcos
Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Fare Basis Z
Replies: 26
Views: 4309

RE: CO Fare Basis Z Fare Rules Example

FARE RULES EXAMPLE <acronym title="Fortaleza - Pinto Martins (FOR / SBFZ), Brazil">FOR</acronym> A "ZA7N" BUSINESS/FIRST FARE <acronym title="Air Nauru">ON</acronym> CONTINENTAL: 15 MSPSAL 30DEC04 <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> USD 650.00 ZA7N STAY---/-- BK-Z 0. APPLICATION...

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by marcos
Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Was UTA?
Replies: 17
Views: 3962

RE: How Was UTA?

Flew them twice. 1982 from Paris to Libreville in Business Class. <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s were more or less indifferent and I was such a novice flyer at that time that I did not realize I was in Business Class. Service was not too good. 1981 from Muscat to Colombo to Si...

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by marcos
Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All International Flights Out Of DFW
Replies: 7
Views: 5491

RE: All International Flights Out Of DFW

Taca code shares with American Airlines on many routes going all directions except to Central America out of DFW. Taca metal to San Salvador.

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by marcos
Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memories Of Air Florida
Replies: 49
Views: 5482

RE: Memories Of Air Florida

I picked them up in Guatemala City to fly to San Salvador in April of 1984. I believe the routing at that time was <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-<acronym title="Guatemala - La Aurora (GUA / MGGT), Guatemala">GUA</acronym>-SAL-<acronym title="Miami -...

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by marcos
Wed Nov 17, 2004 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Salvdor Aviation
Replies: 7
Views: 1515

RE: El Salvdor Aviation

Notdownlocked: I believe the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80 is returning illegal immigrants and/or Salvadorans who have had completed jail time (deportees) to El Salvador. I have seen that plane arrive and US Marshall Service and Border Patrol agents in the terminal. When the deport...

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by marcos
Wed Sep 08, 2004 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Taca Buys 4 More Airbuses
Replies: 14
Views: 2939

RE: Taca Buys 4 More Airbuses

Latest rumour is that Taca will add Las Vegas as their next destination from Central America.

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by marcos
Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any USA-Guatemala Connections?
Replies: 12
Views: 1975

RE: Any USA-Guatemala Connections?

And don't forget the cool red-eye flights from Chicago. Four weekly on Taca/LR codeshare.

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by marcos
Wed Jul 21, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Air Rage - Drunk FA'S
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Reverse Air Rage - Drunk FA'S

MOSCOW, Russia (AP) -- Drunken passengers often give air crews trouble, but Russia's leading airline on Tuesday reported an "unprecedented" reversal: A passenger was assaulted by intoxicated flight attendants. Two crew members on a domestic Aeroflot flight beat up a passenger who had complained that...

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by marcos
Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax And FA Get Into Fight
Replies: 12
Views: 3344

RE: Pax And FA Get Into Fight

12:02 p.m. EDT July 18, 2004 - An airplane was forced to land in Cleveland after a woman was accused of beating up a flight attendant. Chong Sik Kim, 30, was charged Wednesday in Cleveland with assaulting a flight-crew member. She allegedly became unruly on a flight from Seattle to Newark, N.J. Mond...

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by marcos
Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City Airport Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 4155

RE: Mexico City Airport Questions

What you are trying to do is a LEGAL connection in <acronym title="Mexico City - Licenciado Benito Juarez International (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym>. I am thinking that you would be handled as a transit passenger. Is it really necessary to go through immigrations to get to the Varig counter i...

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by marcos
Fri May 28, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Loftleidir Icelandic
Replies: 10
Views: 4617

RE: Loftleidir Icelandic

I did the loftleider icelandic flight from Keflavik to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> in 1977. The Keflavik airport was share by loftleider and the US Air Force and Navy. The terminal at that time was a very large hanga...

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by marcos
Thu May 27, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Shuttle Aircraft
Replies: 20
Views: 4673

RE: Delta 737 Shuttle Aircraft

They are also using these ex-shuttle planes internationally. Just got back from El Salvador and the plane from SAL to ATL was the shuttle.

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by marcos
Mon May 24, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does Lufthansa Mean?
Replies: 22
Views: 4327

RE: What Does Lufthansa Mean?

LET
US
FONDLE
THE
HOSTESSES
AND
NOT
SAY
ANYTHING

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by marcos
Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Agents On This Board?
Replies: 32
Views: 3289

RE: Travel Agents On This Board?

I work in travel marketing in the USA. Not a travel agent per se, but have all the tools here, like Apollo, that are in travel agencies...

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by marcos
Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TA 737 Incident In 1988
Replies: 4
Views: 3127

RE: TA 737 Incident In 1988

I remember the interview of the TACA pilot on a local news station that was re-broadcast on CNN. He was still a bit shakey... Did a great job of landing the plane, though.

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by marcos
Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying TGU (Toncontin Intl)
Replies: 13
Views: 3337

RE: Flying TGU (Toncontin Intl)

I have flown in to both Tegooch and La Paz. Tegooch is definitely like a carnival ride. La Paz, on the other hand, I think is easy because the runway is really, really long. This is because planes, at 14,000 feet or so, need almost double the roll time to take off. The first time I flew in to La Paz...

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by marcos
Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flown On Plane You Later Found Had Been In Crash?
Replies: 42
Views: 9527

RE: Flown On Plane You Later Found Had Been In Crash?

I have been on two airplanes that subsequently crashed. The first was the TACA B-767 that overshot the runway and crashed on landing at Guatemala City in the early 90's (?). No passengers were lost (TACA has not lost a single passenger to an airline accident in modern times). The second was the TAN-...

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by marcos
Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing Prices Of Non-refundable Tickets
Replies: 19
Views: 3180

RE: Changing Prices Of Non-refundable Tickets

Two years ago I paid $900 to Continental for a non-refundable ticket from <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> to SAL. A week late a fare war started and ticket price dropped to $380. I called Continental and the...

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by marcos
Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best In Concourse Restaurants
Replies: 23
Views: 2167

RE: Best In Concourse Restaurants

The Pollo Campero franchise near the observation deck of El Salvador's Comalapa Airport! Que delicioso...

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by marcos
Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying In Belize: Tropic Air Vs. Maya Airways?
Replies: 8
Views: 12814

RE: Flying In Belize: Tropic Air Vs. Maya Airways?

I have flown on Maya many times between Belize City, the Belize City International airport and San Pedro. Small planes, fast flights. I believe they did lose a plane with its passenger in a crash at San Pedro many years ago. I am sure that both companies are very basic. The only up side is that the ...

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by marcos
Wed Sep 03, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flying On 9/11
Replies: 30
Views: 4019

RE: Anyone Flying On 9/11

I am going Minneapolis-Atlanta-El Salvador on Delta, of course. Can't wait!

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by marcos
Fri Aug 29, 2003 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biman Has Updated Its Website
Replies: 8
Views: 2692

RE: Biman Has Updated Its Website

It is a homely experience. Just look at the flight attendants. They need an English speaking person to proof their copy before putting it on the internet.

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by marcos
Thu Aug 21, 2003 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Air Interiors Pics
Replies: 37
Views: 9035

RE: Tower Air Interiors Pics

LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

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by marcos
Tue Aug 19, 2003 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Big Airports Have Not Had A Crash?
Replies: 83
Views: 8609

RE: What Big Airports Have Not Had A Crash?

Minneapolis has never had anything except runway overruns.

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by marcos
Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Turbulence Over Mountains?
Replies: 12
Views: 7662

RE: More Turbulence Over Mountains?

I remember quite vividly flying an AeroPeru DC-8 from Buenos Aires to Santiago over the Andes. Just about tossed my cookies. Most turbulence experienced by me in 30 years of being a passenger.

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by marcos
Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cayman Airways Is Increase Flight On FLL-GCM!
Replies: 5
Views: 2907

RE: Cayman Airways Is Increase Flight On FLL-GCM!

I spoke with a hotel rep from Grand Cayman yesterday and he stated that Cayman Airways will start Chicago - Grand Cayman late 2003/early 2004. One flight per day.

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by marcos
Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Central America
Replies: 13
Views: 4361

RE: Delta To Central America

Thanks, EXUSAIR and BESTWESTERN. Hard to believe they can oversell the <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-SAL by 80 pax and still leave with empty seats. Although no C class available at least the seat pitch will be good in coa...

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by marcos
Tue Jul 29, 2003 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta To Central America
Replies: 13
Views: 4361

Delta To Central America

Was looking to book Delta Business Class from Atlanta to San Salvador on September 12. Much to my surprise, from September 1, Delta will only have 737-800's with economy class seats, not with Business Class cabin. I checked their other routes out of Atlanta to Central America (Guatemala City, San Jo...

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by marcos
Wed Jun 18, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Flown Ethiopian Airlines?
Replies: 5
Views: 3401

RE: Anyone Flown Ethiopian Airlines?

I flew them in 1992 from Lilongwe to Kampala to Addis Ababa to Dire Dawa to Djibouti. Had to overnight in Addis. B-757 three class configuration and older B-727 from Addis to Djibouti. Flights were on time, planes immaculate, food fairly good. They had a mechanic on all the flights. Ethiopian is the...

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by marcos
Mon Mar 24, 2003 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Awful Experience With The Good Ol' TSA Today
Replies: 38
Views: 9564

RE: My Awful Experience With The Good Ol' TSA Today

Poor baby. I hope the rest of your day was better...

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by marcos
Tue Mar 04, 2003 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Gets Bitten By Scorpion On A Mexicana Flight
Replies: 16
Views: 5277

RE: Man Gets Bitten By Scorpion On A Mexicana Flight

I was bitten once by a scorpion in El Salvador. It got me in the hand and it hurt like a bastard, until my entire arm went numb. I thought I was going to die.

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by marcos
Sat Mar 01, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA News Re: Narita And Barcelona
Replies: 0
Views: 1997

AA News Re: Narita And Barcelona

SUMMER 2003 INTERNATIONAL CHANGES Summer <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-Barcelona Service Canceled American has decided to cancel the previously announced <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewi...

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by marcos
Tue Jan 28, 2003 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Next For ORD?
Replies: 30
Views: 3137

RE: What's Next For ORD?

Re: Latin America. Grupo TACA a short while ago started three flights per week between ORD and Guatemala City. It's a red eye that arrives Guat early morning with connections to every destination in Central America.

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by marcos
Fri Dec 13, 2002 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAB To Resume MIA-MAO-VVI
Replies: 9
Views: 2096

RE: LAB To Resume MIA-MAO-VVI

I flew this route back in 1990. At that time it was La Paz to Santa Cruz then overnight to Manaus to Caracas and finally to Miami. Almost 13 hours of flying and stops! Got food poisoning from the meal on the flight. I think it was the deviled eggs. LAB used to provide a rose to all disembarking pass...

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by marcos
Thu Jul 18, 2002 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta And Air France Look To Colombia
Replies: 22
Views: 4245

RE: Delta And Air France Look To Colombia

I have heard rumors of Delta starting a twice weekly Atlanta-Liberia, Costa Rica. There is a new Four Seasons hotel comining on line near Liberia and there is already a number of resorts in the area that can only be reached by a four hour drive from San Jose. Can anyone provide more information on t...

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