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by steeler83
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

What equipment is FedEX using, the A300 still? I know some time back someone said FX never ran DC10/MD11s to/from PIT, but I swear when I was 10 years old and would frequent PIT to look at the various planes coming and going that I saw at least one MD11 over at the FX ramps. I know there were 727s o...

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by steeler83
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop
Replies: 80
Views: 16890

Re: First Delta Airbus A220-100 Rolls Out Of Paints Shop

If I remember correctly this will have either a 2 x 2 or a 3 x 2 configuration with seating of about 100 to 120 pax. I see this as similar to a DC9-30 or -50 but with longer range. I believe the DC9 had a range of about 1,700 miles, while the A220's range is about double that. Good plane for a longe...

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by steeler83
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumours about Air France US expansion
Replies: 82
Views: 10151

Re: Air France Us expansion

Welcome to the forum, Planes4you, and thanks for posting. I'm posting in part to let you know that not everyone here is dismissive and belittling. I've often wondered why there's no transatlantic Skyteam service to DFW. I get it. DFW is a megAAhub. But it is also the fourth largest metropolitan are...

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Maybe the EI PIT-DUB flight was planned, in an effort (combined with BA) to get DL out of the PIT-TATL market. Once IAG saw that DL was going to leave without a fight, the strategy of also adding EI PIT-DUB was moot. Just speculation... That's a pretty fair speculation. Still, it is neat to see thr...

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by steeler83
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

So much for that PG article saying we were getting a flight to Dublin... http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/09/10/A-Dublin-flight-on-the-horizon-for-Pittsburgh-airport/stories/201809100145 To be fair, the article wasn’t wrong. Two separate reputable Irish media outlets did state ...

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by steeler83
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How will BA expand?
Replies: 37
Views: 5685

Re: How will BA expand?

Any Chance PHL"s 747 flight is replaced with an A380 or will that likely be replaced with a 777 or equivalent once the 747 is retired? I'm thinking it's going to be the latter, but one can dream. Right?

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OneJet is on its last leg
Replies: 46
Views: 9377

Re: OneJet is on its last leg

Looks like One is done! So, DoneJet... Other folks have said ByeJet or GoneJet. I had just thought of DoneJet, but you apparently already thought of that yesterday. Haha... These press releases can say what they want, but I think we can all see the writing on the wall. I don't see this Part 135 ide...

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

How many daily flights does WN fly out of PIT now? I want to say they run roughly 30 flights a day. Ideally I'd like to see them fly upwards of 45 daily flights.

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by steeler83
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd love to see Envoy or DL connection pick something up, altho I know the chances of that are slim to none. I'm sure there's not enough traffic that would warrant a premium cabin (CRJ7/9 or E75), and I'm sure they're not going to throw any 50-seaters on any routes like PIT-IND/BDL... DL serves CLE...

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by steeler83
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd like to see somebody come in and fill in the void once OneJet goes byebye. Whether that would be Ultimate Air, this start-up Moxy that was mentioned earlier, or someone else I think remains to be seen at the moment. Afgter reading that PG article on the latest in the OneJet saga, I give them a w...

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Wow, that is a very short season; only a couple of months and twice weekly. Rather disappointing.

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta ending PIT-CDG
Replies: 120
Views: 13649

Re: Delta ending PIT-CDG

I thought the CDG flight was always seasonal. I don't ever remember it being flown between October and May...

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Good points, Cush. Sadly, many PG readers will disagree with you. They fail to realize the big picture of just how far reaching the benefits are from these flights. Spend $1 million on PIT-XXX which generates ten times that amount in new revenues resulting in the increase in economic activity from t...

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by steeler83
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Cancelled it without putting up a fight, seems pretty weak to me So British Airways comes to town and DL runs scared. Then again, I believe someone posted not to far back that their loads this year were not too impressive. I guess they preemptively cut their losses rather than take a risk that woul...

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by steeler83
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018
Replies: 142
Views: 13831

Re: TPA Announcing New INTL Route - 8/22/2018

Anyone else notice PIT-CDG and EWR-CDG on the map in the DL press release as canceled routes? I'm assuming they're gone altogether, but maybe picked up by AF? https://news.delta.com/delta-s-next-global-blockbuster-more-trans-atlantic-flights-los-angeles-tampa-bay-and-new-york-city AF picking up eit...

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by steeler83
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Post-Gazette article on Delta ending CDG: http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/08/22/Delta-to-end-its-nonstop-flight-to-Paris/stories/201808220136 As one could tell, I did not agree with the person responding at the bottom. I guess he didn't read that there's still WOW and Condor of...

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by steeler83
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

As suspected PIT-CDG appears to be cancelled: https://news.delta.com/delta-s-next-global-blockbuster-more-trans-atlantic-flights-los-angeles-tampa-bay-and-new-york-city Cancelled it without putting up a fight, seems pretty weak to me So British Airways comes to town and DL runs scared. Then again, ...

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by steeler83
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH
Replies: 301
Views: 30028

Re: AA announces PHL-TXL/DBV/BLQ/EDI, PHX-LHR, DFW-DUB/MUC, CLT-MUC, ORD-ATH

To the folks who were suggesting LH might upgauge FRA-PHL, what do you see them upgauging to? 779? 748? A350? I wonder which variant of the A340 they currently have on FRA-PHL. All the airline's website says is A340...

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by steeler83
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd like to see DL put mainline metal on PIT-BOS as well. I don't see why an A319 wouldn't work on this route or to LGA although an A220 on either route would probably be more ideal... There is already way too much capacity on bos pit. Dl load factor was under 50% in q1. It would be madness to put ...

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by steeler83
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

I'd like to see DL put mainline metal on PIT-BOS as well. I don't see why an A319 wouldn't work on this route or to LGA although an A220 on either route would probably be more ideal...

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by steeler83
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Latest update from the ACAA: San Francisco and West Palm Beach to get a boost in service (which we already knew), and June traffic is up this year vs. June 2017. See full article here: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases/new-nonstop-flights-announced;-passenger-traffic-u I doubt we'l...

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by steeler83
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

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Bob Lewis could be in hot water as well regarding this OneJet fiasco.
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by steeler83
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 10879

Re: Philadelphia route expansion?

What about TLV? In the past US flew there until merger with AA. If not with AA maybe with LY? AA claim the TLV route was loosing money for like 6 years so that's why they ended it. Idk if that's true but who knows. El AL I think would be a good option but not sure if they'd have aircraft availabili...

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by steeler83
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Perhaps Moxy could pick that up. Although DL is making AUS a focus city. Perhaps they could launch AUS-PIT as a P2P flight? 1x daily A319 perhaps. I doubt WN would jump at it, but for argument's sake I'll put that out there.

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by steeler83
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

ConcourseZ wrote:
steeler83 wrote:
How soon before Onejet liquidates? Anyone see a void in PIT-IND and/or BDL when they go bye-bye?

Moxy fills the void?

I heard a blip about this startup maybe a few weeks ago but nothing since. Hopefully their business model will not mirror that of OneJet.

Someone do tell, where did J1 go wrong?

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by steeler83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

How soon before Onejet liquidates? Anyone see a void in PIT-IND and/or BDL when they go bye-bye?

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by steeler83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Int'l Routes from CLT
Replies: 91
Views: 6666

Re: Future Int'l Routes from CLT

According to Aer Lingus, the airline has stated their list of possible adds for 2019 includes PIT, YUL, and a midwestern city. Not sure if they intend to add CLT. I think there's another thread discussing this. I know it's mentioned on both the PIT thread and the TATL expansion thread if I'm not mis...

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by steeler83
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philadelphia route expansion?
Replies: 133
Views: 10879

Re: Philadelphia route expansion

Somewhat on the subject, but does anyone see AA running 777s on any of their current routes or planned routes possibly? It seems that PHL-longhaul is exclusively run with 763s and A330 equipment. On the subject of route expansion, I too could see eastern Europe added before any focus is given to Asi...

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by steeler83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?
Replies: 97
Views: 10588

Re: Next Non-US BA Longhaul Destination?

I would wager something on either Taipei or Guangzhou for Asia.

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

flyPIT, Runway28L and PITExpress, you all make good points. Regarding the 773, I too agree that the plane might be too ambitious to use on an unproven market. While I do love seeing it land at PIT, I also think a 787 would have been sufficient (see BA in AUS). After all, wasn't the 787 designed for ...

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by steeler83
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 1482
Views: 137895

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Per today's PG article regarding the Chinese charter flights, the inbound flights from Shanghai are full while the outbound flights are about 30 percent booked. I like Cassostis; I think she's doing and has done a fantastic job as the ACAA CEO, but how can she see that as a positive? Maybe I'm being...

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by steeler83
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?
Replies: 96
Views: 15857

Re: Why does DL send large planes to small airports?

I remember flying in a 767 from ATL to Fort Lauderdale in the spring of 1990 on DL. Flew to SLC last week on the 6:50am flight our of MSP. Wish I had my phone ready. 3 757s out of the G19 pod all backed out at once. We lead the pack. When we turned towards the runway the other followed. Beautiful s...

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by steeler83
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The rest of Ohio - 2018
Replies: 1489
Views: 120877

Re: The rest of Ohio - 2018

Somebody in the BA thread suggested Delta might eventually end PIT-CDG as result of this. That would be an interesting and, perhaps favorable, twist. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J327A using Tapatalk I saw people stating that as well. I wouldn't be surprised if PIT-CDG is dropped, but that route does te...

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by steeler83
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149664

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I'm a little intrigued by DL doing tough-and-gos with an A350. While on subject of DL, it's awesome they're bringing in a 763 for the seasonal CDG flight. On some days next Summer, PIT will see 2x daily scheduled 763s.

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by steeler83
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Expansion at CLT
Replies: 55
Views: 12354

Re: AA Expansion at CLT

Somewhat off topic, but I thought AA sent their wide body equipment either across the pond or to South America. Well... I am going to Tennessee next week via AA PHL-CLT and a 3 hour ride to the Great Smokies; I am on AA600, which is an A332. MY FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH A WIDEBODY!!! Ok, that aside... W...

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by steeler83
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 1198
Views: 149664

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 34

I would say consider banking some of the international flights before doing something drastic like converting domestic gates to international use. If the highly coveted LHR flight and this rumored DUB flight are landed, we may see a banking of international flights.

Exciting times for PIT!!

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by steeler83
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: NHL 2017 offseason thread
Replies: 14
Views: 719

Re: NHL 2017 offseason thread

A three-peat would be sweet, but I doubt it will be likely. It seems that other teams are figuring out a blueprint to match the Penguins skill and speed. Ottawa and Nashville did give the Pens a run for their money this post-season. As far as who goes/stays, here is what I have: Fleury Vegas-bound i...

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by steeler83
Fri May 12, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2017 NHL conference/SC finals
Replies: 19
Views: 953

2017 NHL conference/SC finals

After a couple of weeks of the twists and turns in this year's NHL playoffs, we have finally come to the Conference Title games. In the Eastern Conference, we have the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins looking for a repeat trip to the Stanley Cup final when they take on the Ottawa S...

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by steeler83
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 10174

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

EWR-LAX on a ERJ45... Done that and despised that! My God - cross country on an RJ?!?! Do they even have that type of range?? I've flown them as short as BUF-LGA and hated every minute of it!! :hyper: An ERJ145 would get about 60-70% of the way from EWR-LAX before crashing due to lack of fuel. So n...

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by steeler83
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions
Replies: 69
Views: 10174

Re: AA/DL/UA and 50-seat RJ on inappropriate missions

EWR-LAX on a ERJ45... Done that and despised that!

UA Express does that 4x daily, all on a ERJ 145. I know it had something to do with the UA-CO merger, but even still I highly disagree with using such a small aircraft on a city pair that sees upwards of 500 pax p.d.e.w...

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by steeler83
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's 330s in CLT
Replies: 19
Views: 4721

Re: AA's 330s in CLT

Wife and I (sans baby) are going to be traveling to Tennessee for my friend's wedding, and we'll likely be flying PHL-CLT. What happens to the A332 in the Summer?

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by steeler83
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Word Game 338
Replies: 354
Views: 6231

RE: Word Game 338

Quoting WarRI1 (Reply 29):
Olympics.

Rio

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by steeler83
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 1
Replies: 202
Views: 4075

RE: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WarRI1" class="quote" target="_blank">WarRI1</a> (<a href="#162" class="quote">Reply 162</a>):<br/><i>a manly man who can............ </i></font...

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by steeler83
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2015/6 NHL Playoffs
Replies: 42
Views: 2085

RE: 2015/6 NHL Playoffs

I am somewhat nervous about Game 2. If the Pens aren't careful, they could allow San Jose to get back into this series. The same thing played out in the WCF against the Blues. They lost to the Blues, then beat them at St. Louis and came home to go up 2 games to 1 at. San Jose. Yes, the Blues and Pen...

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by steeler83
Thu May 26, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-gloss: Kiddo Number Two Is On The Way
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

RE: Self-gloss: Kiddo Number Two Is On The Way

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EA+CO+AS" class="quote" target="_blank">EA CO AS</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Hey, congratulations right back!  <...

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by steeler83
Thu May 26, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 1
Replies: 202
Views: 4075

RE: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAX772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">LAX772LR</a> (<a href="#154" class="quote">Reply 154</a>):<br/><i>To think this chick's crazy </i></font...

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by steeler83
Thu May 26, 2016 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2015/6 NHL Playoffs
Replies: 42
Views: 2085

RE: 2015/6 NHL Playoffs

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/YVRLTN" class="quote" target="_blank">YVRLTN</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>Big bounce back, won 5-2 to tie the series 3-3...

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by steeler83
Mon May 23, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 33
Replies: 290
Views: 48720

RE: PIT Update Discussion Thread Part 33

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/tooluther" class="quote" target="_blank">tooluther</a> (<a href="#47" class="quote">Reply 47</a>):<br/><i>Michael Boyd, an aviation consultant a...

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by steeler83
Mon May 16, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-gloss: Kiddo Number Two Is On The Way
Replies: 18
Views: 1593

RE: Self-gloss: Kiddo Number Two Is On The Way

Congratulations!!! I'd offer up advice on how to tell your 1st child about becoming a sibling, but I'm expecting my first in about 4.5 months. We'll be officially half-way this Wednesday.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" width="15" height="15" ...

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by steeler83
Mon May 16, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 1
Replies: 202
Views: 4075

RE: Five Word Story Thread 2016 Edition Part 1

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/WarRI1" class="quote" target="_blank">WarRI1</a> (<a href="#121" class="quote">Reply 121</a>):<br/><i>latest meeting where the latest.........</...

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