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by mf3864
Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Palm Springs Questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

RE: Palm Springs?

Thanks everyone!

Sounds like standard seat pitch, and not DeltaExpress.... I keep using them as an example but, I am 5'9", and my knees always ground into the seatbacks on DeltaExpress. Not comfortable at all especially for a long-haul...

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by mf3864
Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Palm Springs Questions?
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

Palm Springs Questions?

Im going to Palm Springs for a week in March. The last time, I flew into <acronym title="Palm Springs - International (Regional / Municipal) (PSP / KPSP), USA - California">PSP</acronym> on American. When I checked the fares, they're running around 500$. If I fly into Ontario its only about 200$ on ...

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by mf3864
Wed Oct 22, 2003 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First Ever Flight?
Replies: 98
Views: 6210

RE: Your First Ever Flight?

May 1982, I just graduated high school. Piedmont from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> to <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym> to visit my a...

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by mf3864
Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't Boeing Make A Light 737-600?
Replies: 12
Views: 4634

RE: Why Doesn't Boeing Make A Light 737-600?

So here is a stupid question: I am the guy at Delta ordering new planes. I like the economics of the 737-700 but, dont need the capacity. Rather than buy a 737-600 why not buy the -700, outfit it in a combi config, and fill the rest of it up with cargo? Oh, the market picked up, I need more steats, ...

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by mf3864
Fri Oct 10, 2003 3:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest MHT-MCO-MHT
Replies: 0
Views: 2396

Southwest MHT-MCO-MHT

Outbound flight 1029, return 1030. I went to Disney with my whole family, 7 total. I was going to do <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> out of Boston but, Southwest out of <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym> was only 175$ usd. Tempting I tho...

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by mf3864
Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways PHL-DUB
Replies: 22
Views: 4720

RE: US Airways PHL-DUB

Yes, their 767's are to be avoided at all cost. I think Marco Polo first flew them over the Himalayas... Their 330's are very nice.

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by mf3864
Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline That You've Flown The Most
Replies: 62
Views: 7136

RE: Airline That You've Flown The Most

400,000 miles on AAmerican AAirlines
150,000 miles on USAirways
80,000 miles on Delta

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by mf3864
Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus, Room For A Plane Between A321 & A330-200?
Replies: 19
Views: 7810

RE: Airbus, Room For A Plane Between A321 & A330-200?

would it be "low hanging fruit" for Airbus? buyback A300's and A310's, retrofit them with the new cockpit/controls. fresh engines, etc... Voila! new A300/310. Like Boeing is doing with the DC10's, buying them back, rehab and voila! they become MD10's...  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif...

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by mf3864
Tue Sep 16, 2003 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Virgin 744 Had Engine Troubles Yesterday At LHR
Replies: 15
Views: 5059

RE: A Virgin 744 Had Engine Troubles Yesterday At LHR

On an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 767 flight <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-><acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, we waited at the gate while the...

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by mf3864
Fri Sep 12, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Looking More And More Like....
Replies: 59
Views: 8030

RE: 7E7 Looking More And More Like....

Boeing is secretly buying up all the used A300's in the world. Then their plan is to scrape off the Airbus label, and paste BOEING over it.... Just like they do at the flea market in NYC with Prada and Coach bags...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by mf3864
Mon Sep 08, 2003 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 Engine Prop Plane In BOS?
Replies: 6
Views: 16543

RE: 6 Engine Prop Plane In BOS?

Must have been a C-130 then. The tail was wrong for an An-225. I looked up pictures of the C-130 and with the tanks, from behind, I guess it could have looked like 6 engines. Still odd that it was on a Logan approach.

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by mf3864
Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6 Engine Prop Plane In BOS?
Replies: 6
Views: 16543

6 Engine Prop Plane In BOS?

Yesterday around noon I heard a loud roar. My house is on an approach to Logan (<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>), so I routinely hear planes overhead. This was different though. I looked up, and saw a large plane, ...

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by mf3864
Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do Muslim Passengers Pray In Flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 36678

RE: How Do Muslim Passengers Pray In Flight?

i agree with the "study 3 religions" bit. it does make you a better person.

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by mf3864
Tue Sep 02, 2003 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Discovery Wings - Tupolov
Replies: 3
Views: 3323

Discovery Wings - Tupolov

Anyone see the Tupolov documentary on Discovery wings channel? Very interesting. Near the end they mention the <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym>-144, 2xx,3xx series. It looked like they were gearing up to make a sales push. I thought the <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym...

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by mf3864
Fri Aug 29, 2003 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest MHT To MCO 737 Type?
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

RE: Southwest MHT To MCO 737 Type?

oh, we are doing the first flight of the day, a n/s at 8:45a. so it might be the -700. cool. i have yet to fly a -700, -900, or a -600. i have flown -200, -300, -400, -500, -800

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by mf3864
Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest MHT To MCO 737 Type?
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

RE: Southwest MHT To MCO 737 Type?

Eh, thats ok, -300's are cool too  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by mf3864
Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest MHT To MCO 737 Type?
Replies: 8
Views: 3332

Southwest MHT To MCO 737 Type?

Anyone know which derivative 737 runs from <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym> to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>? I'm going on a family vac in October, and will be taking Southwest to Orlando. I was h...

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by mf3864
Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways 767-200, How Are They?
Replies: 3
Views: 5436

RE: US Airways 767-200, How Are They?

The last one I took was Philly-Brussels. It was vintage  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> but, clean, and comfortable. I got a peek at the cockpit on the way out. Lots of dials, and switches. No whizzy computer screens. Dont spend the money for Envoy cl...

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by mf3864
Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To Hawaii- Need Advice Choosing Airline
Replies: 41
Views: 5067

RE: Flights To Hawaii- Need Advice Choosing Airline

I did <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> to <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> and b...

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by mf3864
Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should One Name And Shame Bad Cabin Crew?
Replies: 141
Views: 10657

RE: Should One Name And Shame Bad Cabin Crew?

or!

hand the scowling person a 100$ bill, and say: take yourself, and your friends out for drinks tonight. it would do your kharma good.

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by mf3864
Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should One Name And Shame Bad Cabin Crew?
Replies: 141
Views: 10657

RE: Should One Name And Shame Bad Cabin Crew?

I think its important to point out both ends of the spectrum. If someone is rude to you, write a letter. If someone shines, send a letter. I have to believe someone reads them all. I also have to believe that the good, as well as the bad comments get back to the individuals. And when I say this, I m...

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by mf3864
Fri Aug 15, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 4986

RE: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines

I'm flying Southwest in October <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym> to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> with my whole family. Great price, and non-stop from <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA ...

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by mf3864
Wed May 21, 2003 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: High Quality Or Cheap Travel Luggage?
Replies: 34
Views: 12747

RE: High Quality Or Cheap Travel Luggage?

high quality but, cheap  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> in the states, Marshalls, TJMaxx have good prices on samsonite, travelpro etc... also try www.ebags.com they have all sorts. i tend to pick up travelpro, skyway, or samsonite. the last travelpro ...

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by mf3864
Thu May 15, 2003 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747 Upperdeck Bars, Should We Put 'm Back In?
Replies: 16
Views: 3342

RE: B747 Upperdeck Bars, Should We Put 'm Back In?

If you're going to put a small bar on the upper deck, how about a small one on the lower, and bunks in the belly? Or pullman type private rooms in the belly...? I thought the A380 was going to have lots of these types of amenities... health club, restaurants, etc...

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by mf3864
Thu May 15, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic A340-600 To Boston In Mid-June
Replies: 6
Views: 6080

RE: Virgin Atlantic A340-600 To Boston In Mid-June

Im flying Virgin in July... I guess I am resolved to one of their excellent 747's  Smile/happy/getting dizzy? I'd love to fly the 340-600...

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by mf3864
Wed May 14, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Stock Do You Presently Own?
Replies: 30
Views: 3930

RE: What Airline Stock Do You Presently Own?

Southwest!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

would also consider JetBlue.

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by mf3864
Wed May 07, 2003 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People Who Annoy You When You Fly
Replies: 84
Views: 6043

RE: People Who Annoy You When You Fly

i cant speak for every country but... it seems like here in the US people are not polite anymore. oh, after 9/11 everyone was nice for a while but, then it faded. i almost dread traveling now, not because of fear of flying but, knowing all the crap i am going to have to plow through.

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by mf3864
Tue May 06, 2003 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: People Who Annoy You When You Fly
Replies: 84
Views: 6043

RE: People Who Annoy You When You Fly

Pet Peeves: And these are worse now because of smaller planes, less frequency, longer layovers, and all flights jam packed. 1. People who come strolling onto the plane late, with 5 carry-on bags, and take 15 minutes to find a place to stow them. "What? there isn't any room in the overhead for my 8' ...

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by mf3864
Thu May 01, 2003 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA And Its Freaky Take-offs!
Replies: 19
Views: 3940

RE: PIA And Its Freaky Take-offs!

they're paying for it, and they're gonna use every inch  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by mf3864
Thu May 01, 2003 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Islamic Papers View Of Egypt Air 767 Crash
Replies: 47
Views: 6738

RE: Islamic Papers View Of Egypt Air 767 Crash

pretty good piece of fiction

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by mf3864
Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wanna To See A Piece Of Cr*p..?
Replies: 64
Views: 6505

RE: Wanna To See A Piece Of Cr*p..?

take it for what it is... campy fun.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> nobody runs screaming down the aisle of a 747 like Karen Black in a mini skirt. And nobody runs screaming through the florida everglades in a wet shirt like Adrian Barbeau  <img...

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by mf3864
Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American F100 On DFW-MEM?
Replies: 14
Views: 2692

RE: American F100 On DFW-MEM?

Re: AA retiring F100... Did they ever state what "safety factor" was involved in their decision to retire? I thought the fix for it was more than the worth of doing it. Hence early retirement. Just curious

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by mf3864
Fri Apr 18, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A^A Execs Ensure Great $$ Future For Themselves!
Replies: 21
Views: 2516

RE: A^A Execs Ensure Great $$ Future For Themselves!

just like every other fat-cat corporate officer in the world... i'll drain the company of 3-10million annually, mean while you need to work harder with no raise, bonus, or options.

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by mf3864
Mon Apr 14, 2003 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Random Insanely Stupid Mistakes By Passengers
Replies: 19
Views: 4973

RE: Random Insanely Stupid Mistakes By Passengers

AA Flight from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>. We land in <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan Interna...

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by mf3864
Thu Apr 10, 2003 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA Goes B73G
Replies: 25
Views: 3144

RE: ANA Goes B73G

321, 757 etc... maybe they are being logical and using the "right tool for the right job" ?

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by mf3864
Sun Apr 06, 2003 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Shuttle's Guarantee?
Replies: 10
Views: 2442

RE: Delta Shuttle's Guarantee?

As a frequent user of the Delta Shuttle (<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>) in 95-97, I can say yes. They would start at "Special Segm...

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by mf3864
Fri Apr 04, 2003 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-inventing The Wheel Or Wing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

RE: Re-inventing The Wheel Or Wing?

I thought the wing was different, which made the operating costs different.

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by mf3864
Thu Apr 03, 2003 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Re-inventing The Wheel Or Wing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Re-inventing The Wheel Or Wing?

Might be a dumb question but... If an Aircraft manufacturer hits a sweet spot with a particular aircraft, why dont they stick with a good thing? Example: The economics and range of a 737-200 work for a lot of airlines but, its a gas guzzler. Why not retro-fit with more efficient engines? American li...

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by mf3864
Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sars - Impact On Flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 3827

RE: Sars - Impact On Flights?

An AA flight from Asia was quarantined last night in California. 5 people, including some crew were sick with SARS. Not good.

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by mf3864
Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Israeli Anti-missile System For Civilian Planes
Replies: 7
Views: 4934

RE: Israeli Anti-missile System For Civilian Planes

I heard about this on 60 Minutes last Sunday. I think the cost was 1 million $'s per plane. Which, if outfitted on every commercial airliner in the US would cost something like a couple of billion. They also said that figure would be dwarfed by the amount the airlines would lose if a successful atta...

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by mf3864
Tue Apr 01, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meigs Field Destroyed
Replies: 183
Views: 22025

RE: Meigs Field Destroyed

logan is as close as meigs. if they use one of the runways, the takeoff path goes right by my window. i have to turn and look and make sure they keep on going. small planes share logan with the scheduled airlines, its very annoying. at peak times, you can be on a fully loaded 777 stuck behind a cess...

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by mf3864
Sat Mar 29, 2003 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Fly Song
Replies: 19
Views: 3341

RE: Who Will Fly Song

Was just there a few days ago...where Terminal A was, is a big construction hole.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> I really liked <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s remodel of Terminal B but, then I saw USAirways remodeled section....

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by mf3864
Sat Mar 29, 2003 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Fly Song
Replies: 19
Views: 3341

RE: Who Will Fly Song

if they pick up the old Express routes like MHT to MCO...

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by mf3864
Fri Mar 28, 2003 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LGA Closed Due To Emergency Landing
Replies: 18
Views: 4894

RE: LGA Closed Due To Emergency Landing

CNN reported NO smoke in the cabin or cockpit. Just electrical problems. Pilots in control at all times.

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by mf3864
Sat Mar 15, 2003 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Flying, Do You Prefer Widebody Or Narrowbody?
Replies: 35
Views: 6239

RE: When Flying, Do You Prefer Widebody Or Narrowbody?

I have claustrophobia, and an extreme fear of flying... with that said, bigger is always better. The further away from the windows the better it is. So I usually look for flights on larger aircraft.

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by mf3864
Fri Mar 14, 2003 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Looks At Long Term Options To Counter 7E7
Replies: 62
Views: 6561

RE: Airbus Looks At Long Term Options To Counter 7E7

I see a lot of talk about A300/310 replacements. I thought the A330 family was the replacement? No? According to the Airbus website it is. To a neophyte they seem like they are similar size, twin-aisle twinjet.

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by mf3864
Thu Mar 13, 2003 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Crew Behaviour
Replies: 32
Views: 5786

RE: Cabin Crew Behaviour

on a flight from <acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym> to <acronym title="Key West - International (EYW / KEYW), USA - Florida">EYW</acronym> on American Eagle... we had a flight attendant, a very pleasant grandmotherly type. she made the landing announceme...

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by mf3864
Wed Mar 12, 2003 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A319 BOS->SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

RE: US A319 BOS->SJU

Oh yes, and I forgot... I took a US A330 from <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>. I was in Envoy class, and the plane was awesome. I wish I could have seen the co...

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by mf3864
Wed Mar 12, 2003 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A319 BOS->SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

RE: US A319 BOS->SJU

330 & 767 already going from PHL and CLT...

That makes sense now. They must haul all the cargo.

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by mf3864
Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US A319 BOS->SJU
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

US A319 BOS->SJU

I'm about to take my first flight on an A319. USAirways flight from <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym> to <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym>. I was actua...

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