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by CV990A
Sat Jan 14, 2023 5:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2023 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 38
Views: 2937

Re: Your 2023 Booked/Flown Flights

2 weeks into the year, and I have my first few booked, with several in the planning stages: March: (Both booked) IAD-CLT - PSA CR9 CLT-DEN - AA 321 DEN-DFW - AA 321 DFW-IAD - AA 321 -- DCA-CLT - AA 319 CLT-GNV - PSA CR7 GNV-CLT - PSA CR7 CLT-DCA - AA 319 April: (Planned) DCA-DFW-COS r/t on AA May: (...

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by CV990A
Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Was I Re-Booked? (Hawaiian Airlines)
Replies: 12
Views: 1836

Re: Why Was I Re-Booked? (Hawaiian Airlines)

I had something similar happen to me once on American - it was one of those days with bad weather and delays up and down the entire east coast of the US. I had a layover in CLT, and the flight before mine was delayed, and my flight had started to take delays as well. The agents made a blanket announ...

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by CV990A
Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Last-Minute Mileage Run - BWI-DTW-BWI on Delta
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: Last-Minute Mileage Run - BWI-DTW-BWI on Delta

A fun little report - thanks for sharing.

And Let's Go O's! (from an O's fan in NoVA)

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by CV990A
Fri Dec 16, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most out of the way tickets you can find.
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: Most out of the way tickets you can find.

My corporate travel office once tried to book me DCA-SFO-DAL on Virgin America because it was cheaper than the DCA-DFW nonstop on American. I pointed out that to make the meetings I was travelling for, I'd have to leave a day earlier and the extra hotel night negated the airfare savings. Needless to...

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by CV990A
Mon Oct 31, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flights by airline
Replies: 58
Views: 5569

Re: Your longest flights by airline

A quick sampling of my longest flights includes:

Aeromexico: JFK-MEX
American Airlines: DFW-PVG
British Airways: IAD-LHR
Continental: STX-EWR
Delta: CVG-LGW
Frontier: DCA-DEN
JetBlue: IAD-FLL
Sabena: JFK-BRU
Southwest: BWI-ALB
Spirit: BWI-MYR
Swissair: GVA-JFK
United: ORD-NRT
Virgin: LHR-JNB

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by CV990A
Mon Sep 19, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In flight Ukulele lesson on WN LGB-HNL
Replies: 19
Views: 2302

Re: In flight Ukulele lesson on WN LGB-HNL

In related news, investigators are looking into reports of a Ukulele instructor and 176 ukuleles being thrown out of a Southwest flight over the Pacific Ocean...

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by CV990A
Fri Sep 16, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 139
Views: 29418

Re: Your 2022 Booked/Flown Flights

Pretty boring set of flights for me so far this year: Flown: DCA-STL-DCA -- AA E75 (Republic) DCA-STL-DCA -- AA E75 (Republic)... again. DCA-MHT-DCA -- AA CR7 (PSA) DCA-PHX-SEA-PHX-DCA -- AA A321N-A320-E75 (Skywest)-A321N IAD-DFW-COS-DFW-IAD AA A319-738-738-738 Booked: DCA-PHX-SJC -- AA A321N-A319 S...

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by CV990A
Wed Aug 31, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Discontinued routes that you wish could come back
Replies: 74
Views: 6246

Re: Discontinued routes that you wish could come back

Hands-down for me is the old NY Air flight IAD-ISP - it would make visiting family on Long Island so much easier. I'd also accept the USAirways Express DCA-ISP flights. I've done BWI-ISP on Southwest, but by the time I drive to BWI and deal with everything there, I'd be better off just driving the w...

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by CV990A
Wed Jun 01, 2022 1:02 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Quick Family Visit: ATL-DCA-ATL on Delta and Southwest (Pics, long)
Replies: 3
Views: 3335

Re: Quick Family Visit: ATL-DCA-ATL on Delta and Southwest (Pics, long)

Nice report - thanks for sharing. Always like seeing reports out of my home airports. And as a NoVA resident, I agree - give me Dulles any day of the week over DCA!

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by CV990A
Mon May 02, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 656
Views: 130355

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

Does anybody know the curfew hours for DCA? I saw a Southwest flight arriving a couple of nights ago around 1:30 am.. Don't recall ever seeing a flight that late.. There isn't a true curfew, per se. There is a nighttime noise rule in effect that sets specific limits aircraft must meet to operate be...

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by CV990A
Mon May 02, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?
Replies: 42
Views: 3379

Re: Have you flown the same exact aircraft on the same exact route before?

I've done it a few times; I flew a PSA CRJ900 N561NN IAD-CLT 8 days apart back in 2017; I also flew another PSA CRJ900 N597NN IAD-CLT about a year apart in 2016 / 2017. The winner was an AA MD-83 N9405T which I've flown IAD-DFW 3 times between 2014-2016.

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by CV990A
Sat Apr 30, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022
Replies: 656
Views: 130355

Re: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2022

The Washington Post this morning has an article about Tailwind starting seaplane service from NYC to Washington: https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2022/04/29/seaplane-new-york-washington/ I had thought they were planning to do so pre-pandemic, and were going to fly from IAD to their 'hub...

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by CV990A
Fri Apr 29, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport
Replies: 24
Views: 5544

Re: American tourists bring unexploded bomb shell to Israeli airport

scbriml wrote:
I don't see the problem, our kids always brought shells home with them from family holidays.


:rotfl:

Ok, you win! Close the thread down. Nothing else can be said.

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by CV990A
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines and Corporate Contracts
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: Airlines and Corporate Contracts

An airline can have a corporate client, but employee compliance can be another matter. I was approached once by a travel management company to provide discounts to their client. I asked how much business will they give me in return and I the reply was nothing is guaranteed. I told them not to waste...

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by CV990A
Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: lufthansa a340-600
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: lufthansa a340-600

LH flying the A346 on the FRA-IAD route was only for the month of March; they've brought the 748 back on the flight now.

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by CV990A
Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight
Replies: 93
Views: 11998

Re: Your shortest mainline flight and longest regional flight

Shortest Mainline: American A321neo TUS-PHX 110 miles
Longest Regional: ExpressJet EMB-145XR IAD-IAH 1,191 miles

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by CV990A
Fri Feb 11, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Is there a need for a Saab and Airbus partnership on MPAs and AWACS?
Replies: 54
Views: 4870

Re: Is there a need for a Saab and Airbus partnership on MPAs and AWACS?

Hasn't Airbus been trying to get into this combined space for years now with their A320m3 concept? This is why the German P-8 buy was so disappointing to Airbus / the French Ministry of Armed Forces; they were hoping to get the Germans to co-fund the ASW variant as part of the French Atlantique repl...

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by CV990A
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying Around The Country For Fun | Four Delays, Three Cancellations, and a Partridge and a Peartree
Replies: 8
Views: 5876

Re: Flying Around The Country For Fun | Four Delays, Three Cancellations, and a Partridge and a Peartree

Wow - crazy luck on this trip. Goes to show how much situational awareness can help in these situations. Thanks for sharing!

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by CV990A
Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?
Replies: 51
Views: 5347

Re: What is the cheapest flight you have ever taken?

Not as good as some of the others here, but I once flew IAD-HPN on Independence Air for $25. Usually I paid $75-100 each way. With fares like that on a CRJ it's no wonder they folded as quickly as they did!

I've also flown Southwest a few times on their old $29 'Wanna get away' fares

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by CV990A
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 314 flying boat
Replies: 8
Views: 1496

Re: Boeing 314 flying boat

CrewBunk wrote:
It reads like a 300 page trip report!


I have yet to read a trip report with that amount of sex... (thank goodness)

But it *is* a good read

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by CV990A
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA DCA-SEA via TUS, PHX, and DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 5279

Re: AA DCA-SEA via TUS, PHX, and DFW

Thanks for the feedback! Nice trip report. A lot of times when flights going to ORD divert to MKE they end up putting everyone on buses to get them down there. I'm sure you're grateful you didn't end up in that situation. I will admit, if we had actually pulled into a gate in TUS, I was seriously ey...

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by CV990A
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: AA DCA-SEA via TUS, PHX, and DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 5279

AA DCA-SEA via TUS, PHX, and DFW

This was my first business trip (remember those?) in over a year, thanks to the pandemic. It was scheduled less than 2 weeks before departure, so finding flights that were within my company's cost guidelines was a bit of a challenge, hence the odd routing. I was also scheduled for my first flight on...

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by CV990A
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through
Replies: 35
Views: 3035

Re: Airline serviced airports now closed you once flew through

Short list for me; only 2 I can think of:

Denver Stapleton
Hong Kong Kai Tak

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by CV990A
Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The End for Kenya’s Classic Airliners? Kenya auctioning derelict planes.
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: The End for Keny's Classic Airliners?

Some intriguing options there.

Still think the CRJ is overpriced at $61 though.

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by CV990A
Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?
Replies: 50
Views: 4689

Re: What are your favorite planes that you've flown on?

For me, anything from the E170/175/190/195 family or DC-9 family (DC-9/ MD-80 / MD-90 / 717). I also think for long-haul flights nothing can beat the 767 for comfort in the back.

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by CV990A
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United -- guess the top airports January 1980
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: United -- guess the top airports January 1980

JFK? I didn't think they were ever that large there? I'd be surprised there isn't a NYC airport on the list otherwise.

You said there's a real sleeper on the list, what about BUF? Didn't they get really big right around deregulation?

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by CV990A
Wed Nov 03, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United -- guess the top airports January 1980
Replies: 32
Views: 1588

Re: United -- guess the top airports January 1980

I'm guessing maybe LGA and MIA with TPA as an outsider for the last 3

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by CV990A
Tue Nov 02, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?
Replies: 46
Views: 2635

Re: How many airports did you fly from around your place of residence?

I live 6 miles from Dulles, so the majority of my commercial flights have been out of there, but I've also taken ground transport to DCA and BWI for flights (even wrote a TR many years ago that started with my Metro trip to DCA). I've also done GA flights out of JYO, GAI, FDK, and even CXY once if y...

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by CV990A
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 18
Views: 1458

Re: Saab 340 / 2000 - Whose have you flown?

Saab 340: American Eagle (1x), Business Express (2x), and Colgan Air operating as United Express (3x)

Saab 2000: Crossair (1x)

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by CV990A
Thu Oct 28, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights between IAD and DCA
Replies: 73
Views: 9732

Re: Flights between IAD and DCA

When does that train linking dulles to the city open? They're hoping by next spring, but given all the construction issues that project has had, I'm still doubtful. There is also the fact that if taking the Metro between DCA and IAD, it won't be a single-seat trip; you'll have to change trains at t...

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by CV990A
Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unwarranted disappointments
Replies: 13
Views: 1429

Re: Unwarranted disappointments

I've had 2 - oddly enough, both were in the summer of 2001... #1 - Flying JFK-LHR on VS, was supposed to get my first A340 flight, but the equipment was subbed out last-minute for a 747-200. It wound up being my last Classic 747 flight, as the return was a 747-400. I wound up getting my first A340 f...

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by CV990A
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 84
Views: 9374

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

Short answer? Anything that's been retired.

Long answer: BAC 1-11, Boeing 377, 707 / 720, 747SP, Caravelle, Comet, Constellation, Convair propliners, CV-880, CV-990, DC-8, F-27, F-28, HP Herald, IL-62, IL-86, L-1011, Martin 404, Trident, TU-104, TU-134, TU-154. VC-10... the list goes on.

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by CV990A
Fri May 28, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?
Replies: 23
Views: 2827

Re: Which NY Airport for SEA - Stamford, CT?

HPN by a long shot. I used to travel to Stamford on a regular basis and it is much more convenient. From EWR and JFK you're looking at an hour-plus drive at the best of times and I've had a 2-hour drive to JFK from Fairfield on more than one occasion. LGA isn't as bad, but take advantage of AS joini...

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by CV990A
Thu May 06, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X
Replies: 63
Views: 12878

Re: Dassault to launch Falcon 10X

It is a sharp-looking bird, but I have to express some disappointment at the name. I was hoping they were bringing back the 'original' Falcon 10!

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by CV990A
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 7338

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

MYR-CLT-IAD on AA at the end of February after visiting family. I've since made one trip in the COVID world, and like everyone else am itching to fly more as things begin to open up.

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by CV990A
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What happened to ATA Airlines?
Replies: 39
Views: 6351

Re: What happened to ATA Airlines?

TTailedTiger wrote:
I think Continental took their 753's.


They did - my only 757-300 flight was on an ex-ATA bird CLE-LAS on Continental. I was sitting at the very back of the plane - it took FOREVER to get off!

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by CV990A
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada retro A220 revealed
Replies: 23
Views: 3786

Re: Air Canada retro A220 revealed

Meh. We've had that retro livery before. We need the 1970s scheme with the black cockpit anti-glare panel: https://www.airliners.net/photo/Air-Canada/Lockheed-L-1011-385-1-TriStar-1/829/L I wouldn't call the TCA livery on the A223 " Meh ", on the contrary, I think it looks way better than...

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by CV990A
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is business travel enjoyable?
Replies: 26
Views: 3194

Re: Is business travel enjoyable?

As someone who had been on the road for work 50% of the time, it gets old, especially when you are travelling to the same city every other week. The excitement factor only came into play when I was going to a different location that week. Although people tend to look at you funny when you say "...

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by CV990A
Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 105616

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2021

Just flew out of IAD on early Wednesday morning, 1:30am.. Noticed a BA A350K overnighting at the gate. Is this normal? I don't recall the European carriers overnighting at IAD in the past. No - BA is doing a weird aircraft rotation with their IAD flights - the aircraft sits a whole day at IAD. Basi...

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by CV990A
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington, D.C. Airports (BWI, DCA, IAD) Thread - 2021
Replies: 541
Views: 105616

Re: DC Airports Thread - 2021

Is the assumption that all remote hardstand boarding will be gone as far as American is concerned? Given that the hard stands were the exclusive domain of the CR2s, E145s, and (sometimes CR7s), is it envisioned that the larger E-jets will use the new concourse as well? That's my understanding; the ...

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by CV990A
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?
Replies: 49
Views: 4063

Re: Have we started liking Lufthansa's new livery?

Still hasn't grown on me - I think it looks unfinished. It needs an additional color just to add some extra contrast and interest.

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by CV990A
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?
Replies: 61
Views: 7916

Re: What's TUI Airways' rule when it comes to using jetbridges? Do they try to avoid?

Someone83 wrote:
And you can use both a jetbridge on the front door, and stairs on the rear, for quick turn arounds


That used to be common on the USAirways Shuttle operation at DCA - I would often ask to be seated at the very back of the plane, just so I could use the airstairs like any good avgeek would ;-)

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by CV990A
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If airlines named routes like trains used to
Replies: 24
Views: 2855

Re: If airlines named routes like trains used to

What about the Kangaroo Route for London-Sydney? I know it refers to the number of stops ('Hops') it used to make, but I think the name has stuck through today.

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by CV990A
Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 9053

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

My list:

1) Northeast Airlines



2) Piedmont


3) British Caledonian


4) PanAm



(Honorable Mentions in Empire, Ozark, and New York Air in this pic as well)

5) Dragonair (sadly a new addition to the 'Defunct' list)

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by CV990A
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Navy F-16
Replies: 7
Views: 2100

Re: Navy F-16

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... ary-hotrod
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Here's a good article on the USN Top Gun F-16s:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/3 ... ary-hotrod

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by CV990A
Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 172
Views: 26785

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Not a long list sadly...

BA -100 / -400
UA -200 / -400
VS -200 / -400

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by CV990A
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.
Replies: 48
Views: 9263

Re: BA 757 retirement, 10 years ago now.

Only got to fly one BA 757 - G-BIKY in August 1998 from LHR-MAD as part of a JFK-LHR-MAD itinerary. She was wearing the lovely 'Romania' World Tail at the time. At the time I was thrilled to see one of BA's A320s at LHR during my layover, now that's all you'll see. I guess that's 'progress'

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by CV990A
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline orders that never were.
Replies: 62
Views: 6664

Re: Airline orders that never were.

Didn't Continental also have A340s on order at some point? I used to have a model of one in their livery that I bought at EWR in the mid-90s.

(I'd also love to know whatever my parents did with the model)

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by CV990A
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The New Normal? AA IAD-CLT-MYR
Replies: 3
Views: 8147

Re: The New Normal? AA IAD-CLT-MYR

Excellent Report! Informative and full of pics! Keep writing! Thanks! Would love to keep writing these reports, but first I need my travel budget at work to be restored... :cry: I will be on American Airlines Flight 5320 flying from IAD to CLT next month and appreciate all of the information on you...

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