My dad was part of the group responsible for choosing the flip board announcement board when he was the western regions communication director for TWA. It was one thing that he was very proud of. Great to see one up and running. I was in/out of the terminal during the early 70's. One of my favorite ...Jump to post
In the early 70's my mom and I were flying from LAX to JFK to London for a long girls weekend. We were flying 1st Class ex JFK on a TWA 707 and Richard Helms, who was the former head of the CIA and then ambassador to Iran, was seated behind us. The FA's were making sure he had the top flight service...Jump to post
I turned down a chance to go up there this weekend. My kid said oh lets go have drinks at the Hancock and I said no chance. Glad you enjoyed your trip. I flew into ORD Thursday just before the storm and flew out yesterday in all the mugginess. I don't deal well with heat and humidity. Glad to get ba...Jump to post
My mom had a brand new suitcase, bought 2 days before her flight home from MSP. When it arrived at LAX there was a cigarette burn on the front. No one in the family smokes. Photos taken, letter to DL and she got reimbursed. That was the last time she flew DL. Switched to Sun Country with never a pro...Jump to post
Another really interesting report. Did you feel safe in country? When and if stability returns to Venezuela will the rigs be reopened or are they permanently closed? Is there any chance that the gov't will try to operate them?
Thanks for telling us about it.
I did a lot of flying up front in the early 70's and one of the best memories was sitting in the front of the L-1011 nonstop LHR-LAX. I enjoyed 747, but I really liked the 1011. What I didn't like in all of the aircraft was that they put the nonsmoking in front of the smoking areas, and you had to w...Jump to post
The last time I was in Vegas we stayed at the Parc, and honestly I was very disappointed. We had a late departure and they turned off the water for the entire floor, without notice. When I contacted the concierge they were basically uninterested. They discontinued their poker room and their slots we...Jump to post
Very nice report. That breakfast looks better than the one I had flying F from LAX to ORD for Thanksgiving. The T7 remodel is really a lot nicer than it was 10 years ago.Jump to post
No photos for report.Jump to post
The In'N'Out is at 92nd St and Sepulveda,between Westchester Parkway and Lincoln, not El Segundo. There is an In'N'Out in El Segundo on Sepulveda and Mariposa south of LAX.Jump to post
Saw 944 dropping phoschex on the Holy Fire this week. She's a beauty in the air.Jump to post
Great Danes are wonderful service dogs. Service Dog Project out of Ipswich MA has been training Danes as mobility dogs for vets and people suffering from MS and other illnesses for nearly 30 years. This guy needs to get some anger management. Didn't they see the dog when they boarded? And punching a...Jump to post
Must be neighbors! I see the 102 every day...I would get it at Clark and Rindge and take the train from Marine/Redondo to get to the airport.Jump to post
I have to ask, what is meat floss sandwich? That is an interesting name.
All I can say is be nice to your liver....When you're in your 50's you'll appreciate it.
Interesting trip report. An experience to remember for sure.
Glad you saved your beer from the errant Puck...Love poutine and Canadian beer.
Glad you got back to ND in fine fettle. I love to fly but once in a while the train is a nice diversion. We're looking at Amtrak up to SLO soon.
I was sitting in the cell phone lot by Parking Lot C this morning and several Spirits came screaming down to 24R while we waited for my brother from MSP. He literally got to sit in the back of the bus on a DL 753. My daughter was delayed out of MDW tonight due to your spectacular weather. They're he...Jump to post
If I read correctly, the entrance is well hidden behind walls and plants. When people arrive they can't be seen. They can relax and then be driven to their flights across the tarmac. Better than staying in an airline club and being seen by the general public if they crave privacy.Jump to post
Back in the day when I flew SA, I hated nylons and heels. And until TWA relaxed it's women's standards, a decent pant suit wasn't even acceptable. My dad quit ties when he retired after 42 years in the offices, and if he flew up front with my Mom, he wore a bolo tie. He said it's a tie, isn't it? We...Jump to post
That WCTV article literally made my eyes bleed. As an English teacher, I kept on reading thinking maybe this is the result of Google Translate. It was so stunted and disjointed that it was like a non-native speaker wrote it. WCTV needs a much better proofreader. Glad the pax finally made it to thei...Jump to post
Orchata is an acquired taste, even with the cinnamon flavoring.Jump to post
I got drenched at Christmas waiting for my bags from a Jet Blue flight at LGB. Not to mention walking off the airplane into a gale. No umbrellas waiting and the back stairs were as slippery as S*&t. Both the airport and the airlines need to come up with a foul weather solution for those gates. I...Jump to post
In 1967 we moved to Southern CA from Wisconsin. Our chihuahua was sent as live freight on a NW flight from MSP to LAX. She and 3 other dogs in the cargo area were asphyxiated from dry ice in the same area. We filed a claim but it wasn't the same. If I ever have to fly with my animals now I'll be muc...Jump to post
AMC. Drove a brand new Gremlin off the lot in 74. Put 115,000 miles on it. Loved that little thing. Mom drove a big old Mercury and Step Dad drove a Rambler Ambassador. Just traded my Chevy for a KIA. I like it a lot. My bio dad swore by Chevys and that's what all the police cars were in the county....Jump to post
When I was a teenager I would ask my dad to buy me two $5 surcharges and fly to and from Chicago for the heck of it. If the back was full, I'd use a surcharge and sit up front. I loved the 747. My favorite first class seats though were on the 1011. I loved the middle ones, but never turned down a wi...Jump to post
Nice report. One of my son's friends graduated from UND and then worked for them as a CFI. He's now flying for Compass and loves it. It's his dream, and he's fulfilled it. ALways glad to see him when he comes back to LAX.Jump to post
I was flying home ORD-LAX way back in the day, and the young girl across the aisle from us was violently ill. The FA sat in the aisle holding the child's head so she could hit the vomit bag until we landed. I think she was a UM and someone had to take care of her. Luckily that flight terminated in L...Jump to post
what a re-occurence. It happened to AA 767 about 10 years ago while making engine test runs at LAX. http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/6/0/8/1068806.jpg?v=v40 http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f68/aa- ... ops-24033/ http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=29601&stc=...Jump to post
They are the only airline my 91-year-old mom will fly to MSP on her twice yearly trips to see relatives. She always flies first class and said the crew is the best she's ever had since she was flying Space A on TWA when my stepdad was alive and his pass was dated 1936.Their service is impeccable and...Jump to post
Spouse did a job at the old WA facility that faces Century and said he was told DL is going to invest $ and use that property more heavily. As they already park RON's overlooking Sepulveda this seems to make sense. (I miss seeing the old TW hangar when we fly out on the 24's. Had lots of good memori...Jump to post
Both my husband's grandparents worked at SMO for Douglas. His grandfather worked on the DC-3 forward and then got into their space systems. His grandmother drove to LGB every day from SMO for over 20 years. They sold their home in SMO and retired to Tishomingo OK with their pensions. His grandfather...Jump to post