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by usa4624
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can you book a seat on the last AA MD 80 flight?
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Can you book a seat on the last AA MD 80 flight?

The last flight for AA's MD 80 is flight 80 from DFW to ORD according to the AA website on 4 September. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2019/American-Airlines-Announces-Schedule-of-Final-MD-80-Revenue-Flights/default.aspx The press release says it is a revenue flight but I can't find it to book...

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by usa4624
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 614
Views: 211736

Re: KL 744 phase out discussion thread

It appears that SFO, ORD and JFK will lose 747 later this year. Recent fare searches show 777 or 787 service in December.

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by usa4624
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 5024

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

http://www.routesonline.com.

Amsterdam – Chicago O’Hare eff 27OCT19 787-9 replaces 747-400COMBI, 5 weekly
Amsterdam – Chicago eff 30MAR20 4 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing 777-200ER

So scheduled KLM 747 service will end in Chicago on October 26 2019.
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Answered my own question - thanks to http://www.routesonline.com.

Amsterdam – Chicago O’Hare eff 27OCT19 787-9 replaces 747-400COMBI, 5 weekly
Amsterdam – Chicago eff 30MAR20 4 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing 777-200ER

So scheduled KLM 747 service will end in Chicago on October 26 2019.

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by usa4624
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 5024

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

https://simpleflying.com/klm-747-retirement/ - Retiring 1 747 Combi takes out 20% of the fleet.
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Just found this: https://simpleflying.com/klm-747-retirement/ - Retiring 1 747 Combi takes out 20% of the fleet.

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by usa4624
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD
Replies: 21
Views: 5024

Re: KLM 611/612 AMS-ORD

My flights on 611/612 in December 2019 and Jan 2020 have been changed to a 787. Has the 747 combi been redirected from Chicago permanently?

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by usa4624
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most interesting Mainland to Hawaii Aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 2512

Most interesting Mainland to Hawaii Aircraft

I am looking to fly from the US Mainland (probably LAX, but I am open) to Hawaii next month and am trying to find something interesting to fly on. Delta and United offer 757s, American 737-900s or A321s. Is there anything interesting that flies to Hawaii these days? The best I could find is a United...

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by usa4624
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 11084

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

What defines a hub? American has nonstop flights to London and both American and Southwest frequently offer itineraries that connect thru Austin.

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by usa4624
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big AA schedule changes
Replies: 21
Views: 10159

Re: Big AA schedule changes

Maybe we'll get good service from Chicago to Germany (again) ?

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by usa4624
Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's Busiest Airport Reports its Shortest Security Wait Times in 7 Years
Replies: 18
Views: 4997

Re: World's Busiest Airport Has Lowest Security Wait Time

I flew out of ATL last week and there was literally no wait for TSA.

In all my years of flying, that was the first time I recall not having anybody in front of me for security screening.

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by usa4624
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest - Problems in the MDW -> ATL Corridor
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Re: Southwest - Problems in the MDW -> ATL Corridor

Good point - outbound was Thursday August 25th on 1581, Dp. MDW 1755 Ar. MDW 2050
Return was Saturday August 27th was on 803, Dp. ATL 1955 Ar. MDW 2055

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by usa4624
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest - Problems in the MDW -> ATL Corridor
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Southwest - Problems in the MDW -> ATL Corridor

I flew Southwest this past week from Midway to Atlanta and return. My outbound flight 1581 was on time, but the 2 before were late. What this meant was 3 Southwest planes departing MDW for ATL within 30 minutes. That's pretty bunched up. When we got to Atlanta, we taxied to the gate and they had som...

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by usa4624
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frontier Charging For Carry Ons - Who's Next?
Replies: 12
Views: 2646

Frontier Charging For Carry Ons - Who's Next?

I flew Frontier <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KAUS), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym> - <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> this wee...

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by usa4624
Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAT, AUS & CRP Run Out Of Parking
Replies: 17
Views: 5287

RE: SAT, AUS & CRP Run Out Of Parking

I remember AUS was running out of parking on the holidays even back in 1999 when it was new!

Why is this news?

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by usa4624
Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Exec Has Warning For GRR Future
Replies: 55
Views: 11894

RE: WN Exec Has Warning For GRR Future

Interesting - I cannot fly from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> to <acronym title="Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International (Kent County) (GRR / KGRR), USA - Michigan">GRR</acronym> on Southwest - the website says "Invalid route with depa...

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by usa4624
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delay Chaos:Ultra Orthodox Won't Sit Next To Women
Replies: 135
Views: 17900

RE: Delay Chaos:Ultra Orthodox Won't Sit Next To Women

This one is easy; Kick them off the plane and go.

I don't think there is a "can't sit next to women" clause in the Warsaw Convention.

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by usa4624
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilot That Chewed Out The ATC Controller
Replies: 42
Views: 22451

RE: DL Pilot That Chewed Out The ATC Controller

Both are the same in the fact the aircraft did not follow instructions properly. When you work as a controller, then you can tell me I don't know what I'm talking about. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">...

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by usa4624
Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilot That Chewed Out The ATC Controller
Replies: 42
Views: 22451

RE: DL Pilot That Chewed Out The ATC Controller

Just because it happens all the time doesn't make it safe... I remember an incident with Comair in Lexington KY that could have been prevented had the controller mention the plane turning onto the wrong taxiway. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="...

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by usa4624
Mon Sep 08, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 'built To Sell,' Not For Safety - Al Jazeera
Replies: 104
Views: 39664

787 'built To Sell,' Not For Safety - Al Jazeera

Surprised I have not seen this referenced here. But it seems the 787 has more than its share of problems. But then again, just about everything these days has this sort of problems. <a href="http://www.aljazeera.com/investigations/boeing787/2014/09/investigation-safety-concerns-dog-boeing-787-dreaml...

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by usa4624
Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Milwaukee To ORD Leakage Indicators
Replies: 29
Views: 4257

RE: Milwaukee To ORD Leakage Indicators

I disagree with that. I live in Downers Grove (west suburbs) and have chosen <acronym title="Milwaukee - General Mitchell International (MKE / KMKE), USA - Wisconsin">MKE</acronym> over the Chicago Airports for convienence. Parking is expensive at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD ...

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by usa4624
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good Places To Shoot MD11s At AMS?
Replies: 6
Views: 6014

Good Places To Shoot MD11s At AMS?

I will be in the Netherlands next month and would like to get some shots of the MD11s before they fly off into the sunset.

Can anybody suggest some spotting places for AMS? Thank you.

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by usa4624
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?
Replies: 22
Views: 5193

RE: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?

NW 0005 was a non stop flight and we did not stop in Anchorage. The return flight was on July 27, 1984 and there was a stop in Anchorage on . I flew from Seoul to Washington; pretty sure it was <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acr...

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by usa4624
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?
Replies: 22
Views: 5193

RE: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?

Thank you very much for finding this. I remember the service was very new at the time; they were very careful weighing luggage and counting passengers. Apparently it did not last very long. <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Gene...

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by usa4624
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?
Replies: 22
Views: 5193

RE: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?

The flight I'm really trying to find was <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> - Soeul on Northwest Orient in July of 1984. I can't find any info on it, though I've only recently started looking for it. Same with my <acronym title="Washington - Du...

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by usa4624
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?
Replies: 22
Views: 5193

Old Airline Timetables - Availible Online?

A few friends steered me in the direction of FlightMemory.com and I have started to upload some flight information. Recent flight are very easy because of E-Tickets and online frequent flier accounts. My older flights, especially from the 1980s on Piedmont and Northwest are hard to enter because I d...

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by usa4624
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Discontinuing STR
Replies: 77
Views: 17358

RE: UA Discontinuing STR

One thing I find amusing about this is for the past year, it has been cheaper from me to fly from Chicago to Stuttgart than Chicago to Frankfurt, which has a significant amount more service, including non stops from <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Lufthansa (G...

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by usa4624
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Discontinuing STR
Replies: 77
Views: 17358

RE: UA Discontinuing STR

It seems Delta has changed their planes since the last time I flew this route. <acronym title="Sri Lankan Airlines">UL</acronym> at least has power ports and individual TVs. Delta did not have power ports or individual TVs - but it appears they have added them now. The one thing that cannot be helpe...

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by usa4624
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Discontinuing STR
Replies: 77
Views: 17358

RE: UA Discontinuing STR

I was fortunate enough to fly this route in January. It was a very nice flight, but there were less that 50 passengers on it, both to and from Stuttgart. I had been wanting to fly this route because it was non stop to <acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS), Germany">STR</acronym> wi...

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by usa4624
Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: It's "intercontinental!" Not International.
Replies: 28
Views: 3176

RE: It's "intercontinental!" Not International.

Obviously you're new - it's should be Houston Intercontinental, and always will be to me. Not sure when they put George Bush in there, but it doesn't belong.

Just like National Airport in DC. Ronald Regan just sounds wrong in the airport name.

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by usa4624
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts On UA/CO Transatlantic 757
Replies: 14
Views: 4429

Thoughts On UA/CO Transatlantic 757

I will be flying <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> -<acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS), Germany">STR</acronym> later this month. I was surprised to see it will be an ex...

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by usa4624
Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa 747-800 Power Port Query
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

Lufthansa 747-800 Power Port Query

I have been planning a trip from Chicago to Germany and noticed that Lufthansa has upgraded <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> - <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> to a 747-800. Seatguru...

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by usa4624
Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did AA Give Up ORD - FRA?
Replies: 1
Views: 3064

Why Did AA Give Up ORD - FRA?

I am looking to book a trip from Chicago to Frankfurt and noticed that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> doesn't seem to have a nonstop flight anymore. I remember flying a 767 from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> - <acron...

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by usa4624
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting At ORD
Replies: 6
Views: 5791

RE: Spotting At ORD

I have just moved up to Chicago, and am planning to do some spotting and photography at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. Which runways do the cargo and international flights typically use? Does anybody have a <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare...

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by usa4624
Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baggage Snakes Rule!
Replies: 60
Views: 7252

RE: Baggage Snakes Rule!

DAY has the only snake conveyor I have seen in recent years. Then again, I don't check baggage very often!

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by usa4624
Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Air Questions Re: Online Reservations
Replies: 2
Views: 2375

US Air Questions Re: Online Reservations

I booked a flight from <acronym title="Dayton - James M. Cox Dayton International (DAY / KDAY), USA - Ohio">DAY</acronym> - <acronym title="Stuttgart (- Echterdingen) (STR / EDDS), Germany">STR</acronym> on US Airways. I tried to pull up my itinerary on the US Air website, but the website didn't wan...

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by usa4624
Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To STR
Replies: 15
Views: 4272

RE: United To STR

Back in 2001, United had an <acronym title="Dusseldorf - International (Rhein-Ruhr / Lohausen) (DUS / EDDL), Germany">DUS</acronym> - <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> - <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Ill...

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by usa4624
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stupid Itinerary
Replies: 76
Views: 11262

RE: Stupid Itinerary

My personal best 'stupid' itinerary is <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>-<acronym title="El Paso - International (ELP / KELP), USA - Texas">ELP</acronym>...

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by usa4624
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airlines That Still Have Playing Cards?
Replies: 17
Views: 6817

Airlines That Still Have Playing Cards?

Which airlines still have playing cards? Lufthansa and Swiss Air still do, but American has told me several times they do not "for economy passengers." Not sure if that means they have them for business/first or not.

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by usa4624
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Use An AA Travel Voucher?
Replies: 7
Views: 14629

RE: How Do You Use An AA Travel Voucher?

It's a very, very long story. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td>...

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by usa4624
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Use An AA Travel Voucher?
Replies: 7
Views: 14629

How Do You Use An AA Travel Voucher?

I have 2 credit vouchers from <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>; one because of a weather problem and another from a friend who was bumped. I buy my tickets online, and don’t think you can use them for online purchases. How do you use travel vouchers? Do I take them to a travel a...

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by usa4624
Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Seat On Embraer 145
Replies: 11
Views: 36139

Best Seat On Embraer 145

I will be flying American Eagle <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> next month, and want to know what the best seat is. 1A looks good, ...

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by usa4624
Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Travel Website Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2504

RE: Travel Website Question

I normally check with Orbitz and travel.yahoo.com to see which airlines have the best prices, and then book with the appropriate airline's website to purchase the ticket. Orbitz will let you search a day before/day after, range of dates, even a month at a time (domestic only <img src="/discussi...

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by usa4624
Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC10s: Where Do They Fly And For How Long?
Replies: 8
Views: 5846

NW DC10s: Where Do They Fly And For How Long?

I know NW is gradually replacing it's DC10s with A330s; which routes do they still fly, and are they scheduled for retirement soon?

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by usa4624
Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?
Replies: 13
Views: 7659

RE: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?

I have bought a ticket for <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>: <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth...

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by usa4624
Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airbus Clothing?
Replies: 3
Views: 5757

RE: Airbus Clothing?

I bought a shirt and a hat from the Airbus shop earlier this year; they did not have any problems shipping to the US.

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by usa4624
Tue Oct 11, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airlines That Still Have Playing Cards?
Replies: 4
Views: 6714

Airlines That Still Have Playing Cards?

I have flown Internationally on <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> this year, and all have told me they no longer offer playing cards to the passengers. <acronym title="Ameri...

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by usa4624
Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?
Replies: 13
Views: 7659

RE: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?

LH? No thanks. They're too expensive for this trip, and it seems others do not find them very favorable. This thread matches my <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> experiences perfectly: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/aviation_polls/read.main/62518/" target=_blank>http:/...

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by usa4624
Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?
Replies: 13
Views: 7659

RE: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?

Are AA's 767s better than DLs?

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by usa4624
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?
Replies: 13
Views: 7659

RE: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?

My comments are from my own personal experience and observations; I want to see what others have experiences. It is not my intention to criticize any airline or airline staff, but to use other Airliners.net memeber's experience to make an informed decision.

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by usa4624
Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?
Replies: 13
Views: 7659

DFW - FRA: DL, AA Or NW?

I will be flying from Dallas to Frankfurt in Deceber, and will be choosing American, Delta or Northwest (in coach). Here's my personal observations: <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>: This will be a 777, which is a very nice, spacious aircraft. The seats are somewhat comfortable,...

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by usa4624
Tue May 24, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Baggage Compartment - Is It Pressurized
Replies: 12
Views: 27812

Baggage Compartment - Is It Pressurized

Is the cargo hold pressurized with the cabin? The reason I am asking is I want to bring some German Coca Cola home to the US in my checked baggage, and am concerned the bottles may "have some issues" if the baggage compartment is not pressurized. I will be flying on an <acronym title="American Airli...

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