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by cwa2toa
Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350
Replies: 10
Views: 7798

Re: TWA Hotel and Virgin Economy Delight aboard the A350

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 ...

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by cwa2toa
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!
Replies: 12
Views: 15414

Re: Flying British Airways Club Europe with Hillary Clinton randomly sitting behind me was interesting!

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...

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by cwa2toa
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Chicago! SAN-MDW on WN and Links To Pictures & Video
Replies: 3
Views: 3366

Re: Chicago! SAN-MDW on WN and Links To Pictures & Video

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...

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by cwa2toa
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta luggage abuse
Replies: 107
Views: 12944

Re: Delta luggage abuse

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...

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by cwa2toa
Wed May 08, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To the Oil Rigs of Venezuela: Closing an Oil Rig!
Replies: 12
Views: 6111

Re: To the Oil Rigs of Venezuela: Closing an Oil Rig!

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.

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by cwa2toa
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?
Replies: 50
Views: 7240

Re: TWA Ambassador Service Seat Charts (1971) L1011, 747 Question- K Class?

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...

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by cwa2toa
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip Report 1st March to 6th March - Birthday Trip!
Replies: 2
Views: 3942

Re: Trip Report 1st March to 6th March - Birthday Trip!

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...

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by cwa2toa
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 11778

Re: United 787-10 “Inaugural” Flight LAX-EWR In Economy Plus

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.

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by cwa2toa
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: July 2018 - Summer Trip To Hong Kong And Beyond!
Replies: 6
Views: 3883

Re: July 2018 - Summer Trip To Hong Kong And Beyond!

No photos for report.

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by cwa2toa
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SLC-LAX for IN n Out, LAX-MIA on AA's 737 MAX 8, and onto Kingston, Jamaica
Replies: 7
Views: 4742

Re: SLC-LAX for IN n Out, LAX-MIA on AA's 737 MAX 8, and onto Kingston, Jamaica

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.

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by cwa2toa
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Refinery Burnoff Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 4267

Re: Refinery Fire Near LAX (17 Sept 2018)

And of course the NIMBY's were all over it on local neighborhood boards. I guess they'd rather have the refinery blow up than vent the flare.

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by cwa2toa
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rename PHX
Replies: 53
Views: 5928

Re: Rename PHX

They named San Jose Norman Mineta and he's still alive. I like the idea of John McCain being honored with the airport name.

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by cwa2toa
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)
Replies: 19
Views: 6164

Re: Arizona Avgeek Trip – Pinal Airpark Flyover (747 boneyeard)

Saw 944 dropping phoschex on the Holy Fire this week. She's a beauty in the air.

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by cwa2toa
Thu May 31, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The Indy 500 ATL-MDW-ORD-ATL on Delta
Replies: 8
Views: 2791

Re: The Indy 500 ATL-MDW-ORD-ATL on Delta

Kid #2 was at the race, quite close to you. She really enjoyed it. She's a Hunter-Reay fan. She'll go again next year. They drove down. And she loves Giordanos as well.

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by cwa2toa
Fri May 18, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO
Replies: 63
Views: 10212

Re: Man punches deaf pregnant woman and service dog on F9 flight at MCO

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...

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by cwa2toa
Tue May 08, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Allegiant Convenient: Weekend trip to Utah (LAX-PVU-LAX)
Replies: 6
Views: 4264

Re: Allegiant Convenient: Weekend trip to Utah (LAX-PVU-LAX)

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.

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by cwa2toa
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Long and Skinny on the Egret Carrier: XiamenAir SZX-SEA
Replies: 7
Views: 6371

Re: Long and Skinny on the Egret Carrier: XiamenAir SZX-SEA

I have to ask, what is meat floss sandwich? That is an interesting name.
Thanks!

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by cwa2toa
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: College Football Road Trip: 1 of 6 - ASU @ Texas Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: College Football Road Trip: 1 of 6 - ASU @ Texas Tech

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.

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by cwa2toa
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 767s at IAD
Replies: 35
Views: 10942

Re: Unmarked 767s at IAD

Janet also goes to Tonopah and Edwards. My husband saw them a couple of times when he worked at Pt Mugu. We always try to get an airport view room when we go to LAS and I check flight aware when the JANET's take off. Nice ride to work.

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by cwa2toa
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)
Replies: 14
Views: 5268

Re: *NO FLIGHTS* Spring Break 2017 - To the Pacific Northwest! (AMTRAK, BC, Idaho)

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.

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by cwa2toa
Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: NK ORD-LAX-ORD: Can A United Guy Find HIs Spirit?
Replies: 23
Views: 7690

Re: NK ORD-LAX-ORD: Can A United Guy Find HIs Spirit?

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...

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by cwa2toa
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 10224

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

Thanks for sharing that video. I flew NW 747s into MSP a couple of times. Good ladies.

OT: Anyone know why there was a KL 747 parked at the FBO by the 105 at LAX? Drove by her Thursday morning.

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by cwa2toa
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR Christmas ad
Replies: 33
Views: 4485

Re: LHR Christmas ad

That made tears fall down my cheeks. Thank you for the link. It is a wonderful commercial.

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by cwa2toa
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX
Replies: 38
Views: 7051

Re: Wealthy and Celebs get their own private $22 Million private terminal in LAX

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.

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by cwa2toa
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Evacuating the Oil Rigs: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 13
Views: 8060

Re: Evacuating the Oil Rigs: Hurricane Harvey

Stay safe. I was wondering about the offshore platforms and the protocols to get them evac'd back to the mainland. Thanks for the report.

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by cwa2toa
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code
Replies: 16
Views: 4827

Re: American relaxes it's Non-rev dress code

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...

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by cwa2toa
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Etihad A380 Business Class, JFK AUH
Replies: 7
Views: 5418

Re: Etihad A380 Business Class, JFK AUH

I can't see any pictures either.

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by cwa2toa
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Emergency Landing at TLH
Replies: 30
Views: 5574

Re: United Emergency Landing at TLH

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...

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by cwa2toa
Thu May 11, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Aeromexico, Business Class - Boeing B 737-800: Mexico City to Havanna
Replies: 6
Views: 4122

Re: Aeromexico, Business Class - Boeing B 737-800: Mexico City to Havanna

Orchata is an acquired taste, even with the cinnamon flavoring.

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by cwa2toa
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would It Take To Make The LGB Baggage Claim a Closed Air Facility.
Replies: 12
Views: 2150

Re: What Would It Take To Make The LGB Baggage Claim a Closed Air Facility.

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...

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by cwa2toa
Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon
Replies: 44
Views: 4901

Re: UA Pax Claims Dog Died After Flight From Detroit To Oregon

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...

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by cwa2toa
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In the 60's and 70's GM, Ford or Chrysler?
Replies: 9
Views: 805

Re: In the 60's and 70's GM, Ford or Chrysler?

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....

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by cwa2toa
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United 747-400: Seat 1A and Upper Deck
Replies: 14
Views: 13479

Re: United 747-400: Seat 1A and Upper Deck

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...

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by cwa2toa
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: De-iced & Delayed, cold onboard a CRJ! (ORD-MSP-GFK on Delta, Jan '16)
Replies: 10
Views: 8335

Re: De-iced & Delayed, cold onboard a CRJ! (ORD-MSP-GFK on Delta, Jan '16)

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.

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by cwa2toa
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FA not seated for landing?
Replies: 61
Views: 10564

Re: FA not seated for landing?

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...

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by cwa2toa
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA aircraft on fire @ORD
Replies: 332
Views: 68498

Re: AA aircraft on fire @ORD

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=...

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by cwa2toa
Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?
Replies: 97
Views: 19238

Re: Is Sun Country in a league of its own?

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...

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by cwa2toa
Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United to cut LAX facility footprint further
Replies: 41
Views: 10682

Re: United to cut LAX facility footprint further

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...

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by cwa2toa
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When and How Long Was The MD Long Beach Plant Used?
Replies: 16
Views: 2621

Re: When and How Long Was The MD Long Beach Plant Used?

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...

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by cwa2toa
Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar 748 at MIA?
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: Qatar 748 at MIA?

Saw her sitting in the private holding area just off the 105. Hadn't seen a 747 from Qatar in a long time.

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