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by mikelive
Wed May 30, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own
Replies: 199
Views: 13080

Re: Southwest ask mother to prove Bi-racial child is her own

I am wrapping up my career on the phone center side of things with WN on Thursday (before transitioning to an airport CSA role with WN), so here is my 2-cents: Whenever a parent would ask me what kind of ID is required for their baby, I would tell them to bring a copy of their child's birth certific...

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by mikelive
Mon May 21, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Baboon on the loose at SAT
Replies: 19
Views: 3226

Re: Baboon on the loose at SAT

Nothing like a little monkey business on the ramp. Can you imagine the ATC advisories? Any ATC friends want to chime in?

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by mikelive
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 720
Views: 127419

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL

I am so proud of my fellow Co-Hearts in their actions in getting that aircraft safely on the ground. Although I was scheduled to have today off, I am headed in to help support my friends and co-workers.

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by mikelive
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd
Replies: 137
Views: 12395

Re: Nor’easter with High Winds Impacting the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast March 2nd and 3rd

https://www.southwest.com/html/advisori ... 91170.html

In addition, WN is also issuing waivers for travel into/out of RNO through Saturday due to snow.
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https://www.southwest.com/html/advisori ... 91170.html

In addition, WN is also issuing waivers for travel into/out of RNO through Saturday due to snow.

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by mikelive
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18
Replies: 226
Views: 21787

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 02/15/18

Our schedule is only being extended to Sept 28th with this release. Fares should go active around 6am Central Time.

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by mikelive
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 23506

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

Given the problems this program causes airlines, why not scrap it and let them travel by road and rail? Or does it make money? Starts with "M" and ends with "oney". It was $250 for me to take my Pomeranian with me to California for Christmas under the seat in front of me. Not al...

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by mikelive
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47734

Re: Power outage in ATL

It's gonna be a long night @ the call center for this WN agent... Might be a long day tomorrow at our travel agency ..... Xmas week , so we'll have a skeleton crew for the next 2 weeks :shock: The good news - if there is any - is that WN only cancelled two inbound flights into ATL this morning; oth...

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by mikelive
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47734

Re: Power outage in ATL

readytotaxi wrote:
mikelive wrote:
It's gonna be a long night @ the call center for this WN agent...

Good luck, keep smiling, that comes down the phone. ;)


I always do. ;)

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by mikelive
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power outage in ATL
Replies: 401
Views: 47734

Re: Power outage in ATL

It's gonna be a long night @ the call center for this WN agent...

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by mikelive
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737-300 retirement
Replies: 205
Views: 37038

Re: Southwest 737-300 retirement

I apologize if this has already been answered but does anyone know when the new Arizona One plane will be rolled out? Looks like N383SW just made its last revenue flight from DAL to SAT. :cry: She sure did. I was on board Arizona One for her last revenue flight into SAT. The flight and ground crew ...

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by mikelive
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 70335

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Before I clocked out, all WN departures and arrivals before 1030a were cancelled in addition to the large numbers of already cancelled flights into and out of HOU.

-- Mikey

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by mikelive
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 3012

Re: Tropical Storm Harvey - Impact on Houston?

WN has cancelled all flights into and out of HRL and CRP on Saturday into Sunday at 1200.

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by mikelive
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 3012

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

As a follow-up, WN published waivers for SAT, HOU, CRP, AUS, and HRL for Friday through Sunday. They had them out by 1800 last night.

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by mikelive
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 3012

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

The weather is suppose to be bad(rain/wind) through the weekend into early next week. If they do allow the flexible travel option, would it be wise to call and ask to be rerouted to an airport other than HOU? Just kind of wanting to plan ahead; as flights will probably sell out. Hi, Ryan - It sound...

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by mikelive
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TS Harvey and HOU
Replies: 35
Views: 3012

Re: TS Harvey and HOU

I expect my weekend in the WN Res Center is going to be a very rough one. We're expecting to be on the edge of the storm's winds and rain with rainfall amounts to 2-3 inches in metro SAT with higher amounts towards HOU. HOU and CRP could see 10 inches or more from what I've read and yet the storm tr...

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by mikelive
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest cities not served by WN
Replies: 107
Views: 13370

Re: Largest cities not served by WN

Most of the comments I hear from callers while working at one of WN's reservation centers surround when we will begin service to Hawaii. Usually at least once a shift, I'll be asked if we fly to MIA, JFK or ORD. Also have had calls for PSP and BIL.

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by mikelive
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest planes in state liveries
Replies: 33
Views: 5381

Re: Southwest planes in state liveries

aviationjunky wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised with an "Ohio One", much like HP N905AW. I was always a big fan of it! Or even an "Hawaii One" for if/when they announce HNL. :P


I agree with an "Ohio One" for my home state. I absolutely LUV "Lone Star One."

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by mikelive
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Incident in SAT
Replies: 14
Views: 5968

Re: AA Incident in SAT

I'll add this little nugget to this thread instead of starting a new one. A WN ramper was indirectly struck by a bolt of lightning that hit a WN 737. He's OK and is under observation at a local hospital. I heard about this while on duty tonight from a passenger on an unrelated issue. Then browsing t...

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by mikelive
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Incident in SAT
Replies: 14
Views: 5968

Re: AA Incident in SAT

AA2214 rejected their takeoff roll this morning on 13R and ended up in the grass. The SAT press release stated that there were less than 40 people on board. Runway 4-22 was closed due to construction but a follow-up stated that they were working to get it reopened. I'm not exactly sure what kind of ...

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by mikelive
Tue May 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow
Replies: 43
Views: 7122

Re: WN Cutover to ALTEA Tomorrow

:bouncy: I'm about to head in for my shift at one of their reservation centers. I'm so excited for today!

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by mikelive
Fri May 05, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Virgin Australia Tells Woman to Pay $6350+Fees for Change to Married Name
Replies: 27
Views: 3197

Re: Virgin Australia Tells Woman to Pay $6350+Fees for Change to Married Name

As a phone reservation rep for WN, I can tell you that we do name corrections without any charge to the passenger. These would be corrected misspellings, changes in last names from maiden to married (or married to maiden due to divorce), or even changes to dates of birth. Changing the passenger comp...

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by mikelive
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737-8 MAX visits DAL - Pictures!
Replies: 41
Views: 9212

Re: 737-8 MAX visits DAL - Pictures!

I was able to see her taxiing on her return to DAL on Friday night around 21:30. I was on a WN flight to SAT returning from training and she was right in front of us so when she turned for the hangar, I was able to get a nice close-up look at her in the darkness. What a treat that was! She is certai...

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by mikelive
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Engine Damage/Cowl Separation In Flight MSY-MCO
Replies: 108
Views: 54067

Re: WN Uncontained Engine Failure

That's absolutely amazing!!!

Can't wait to read that analysis later.

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by mikelive
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand: Inflatable sex doll in the cockpit.
Replies: 9
Views: 4347

Air New Zealand: Inflatable sex doll in the cockpit.

Thanks, Drudge... Video and photos of an Air New Zealand pilot posing with an inflatable doll in the cockpit and an air hostess spitting water with the caption "wish I could spit on passengers like this" have been posted online. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&am...

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by mikelive
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 24 injured due to severe turbulence on B6 BOS-SMF flight
Replies: 33
Views: 5512

24 injured due to severe turbulence on B6 BOS-SMF flight

I guess the A320 took quite a good beating aloft. "People were floating," said passenger Rhonda Lynam of Pebble Beach, California. "All of a sudden, it was as if you're on an elevator, 50 stories high, and it goes out of control. Then you hit the bottom." Lynam described how pass...

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by mikelive
Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...
Replies: 39
Views: 7324

Re: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...

Oh, this has gone too far. It's long since gone too far, especially in California.... but of course, nothing will be done about it, until one of these things chews off an infant's face or something. http://www.mikelive.us/Airliners/Bones.jpg "So what do you suggest we do? Spank it?" /coul...

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by mikelive
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...
Replies: 39
Views: 7324

Re: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... Vegas.html
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I'm adding this Daily Fail link just for the bottom photo of what a support monkey could look like.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... Vegas.html

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by mikelive
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...
Replies: 39
Views: 7324

Re: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...

So basically nothing happened. What an outrage! We should find out where this person lives and ruin their life. Give it time. I'm waiting for a "I was frightened for my life" or "I thought I was going to die from a monkey bite" pull quote from a follow-up story. /The movie "...

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by mikelive
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...
Replies: 39
Views: 7324

Support monkey gets "loose" on F9 flight...

Flight 1087 from CMH to LAS. Melissa Nunnery, a spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport, initially said a Frontier staff member reported to McCarran “that the monkey was loose, or got loose” briefly during the flight, but couldn’t clarify what “loose” meant. So we've seen support dogs, cats, ...

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by mikelive
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Huge WX delays in NYC
Replies: 10
Views: 3659

Re: Huge WX delays in NYC

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Looks like the heaviest weather is moving out to sea. It's not over yet in PHL.

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by mikelive
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: new EW Logo Jet
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Re: new EW Logo Jet

WOW!!!  That's one gorgeous bird!

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by mikelive
Sun Jun 26, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking on planes!
Replies: 55
Views: 15581

Re: Smoking on planes!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... throw.html
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Aircraft smoking on their own, however, is also frowned upon.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... throw.html

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by mikelive
Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another USA Mass Shooting - Gays This Time!
Replies: 217
Views: 7977

RE: Another USA Mass Shooting - Gays This Time!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pvjin" class="quote" target="_blank">pvjin</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>I was wondering whether it's some conservative C...

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by mikelive
Fri May 13, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Technical Glitch Causing Baggage Problems At PHX
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

RE: Technical Glitch Causing Baggage Problems At PHX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/apodino" class="quote" target="_blank">apodino</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Is this only affecting Terminal 4 (Obviously...

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by mikelive
Thu May 12, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Technical Glitch Causing Baggage Problems At PHX
Replies: 20
Views: 1973

Technical Glitch Causing Baggage Problems At PHX

<a href="http://ktar.com/story/1071762/tsa-glitch-causes-massive-checked-bag-backup-at-phoenix-sky-harbor/" target="_blank">http://ktar.com/story/1071762/tsa-gl...-bag-backup-at-phoenix-sky-harbor/</a> <i> PHOENIX — A glitch in the Transportation Security Administration bag screening system delayed ...

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by mikelive
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio, Part 4
Replies: 202
Views: 23737

RE: The Rest Of Ohio, Part 4

Just saw this coming across my Facebook feed... <a href="http://614now.com/2016/news/asia-seattle-could-be-next-stops-for-direct-flights-out-of-columbus" target="_blank">http://614now.com/2016/news/asia-sea...for-direct-flights-out-of-columbus</a> <i>"And in the nearer future, Alaska Air is looking ...

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by mikelive
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foreign Object Strikes A320 At Cruise
Replies: 24
Views: 11769

RE: Foreign Object Strikes A320 At Cruise

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/mbmbos" class="quote" target="_blank">mbmbos</a> (<a href="#18" class="quote">Reply 18</a>):<br/><i>I had no idea how high birds could fly. </i>...

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by mikelive
Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ABQ "Losing Altitude"
Replies: 38
Views: 14818

RE: ABQ "Losing Altitude"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/nomadd22" class="quote" target="_blank">nomadd22</a> (<a href="#27" class="quote">Reply 27</a>):<br/><i>The Sandia tram is something to experien...

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by mikelive
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Patricia PVR Evacuation Flights
Replies: 44
Views: 11179

RE: Hurricane Patricia PVR Evacuation Flights

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SLCUT2777" class="quote" target="_blank">SLCUT2777</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="San Antonio - Internat...

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by mikelive
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline
Replies: 19
Views: 6753

RE: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LAXintl" class="quote" target="_blank">LAXintl</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Must be slow news day for the Independent. S...

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by mikelive
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline
Replies: 19
Views: 6753

Air Koryo Named World's Worst Airline

From the article: "North Korean airline Air Koryo has been named the world’s worst for the fourth consecutive year in a row. In a list compiled by UK-based aviation consultancy Skytrax, 600 carriers were rated on a number of factors, including aircraft efficiency, customer service and the quality of...

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by mikelive
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier's New Fares: "Deez Nuts"
Replies: 11
Views: 7505

RE: Frontier's New Fares: "Deez Nuts"

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/RogerMurdock" class="quote" target="_blank">RogerMurdock</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i>I was about to say, people upthr...

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by mikelive
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Couple Breaks Up During Flight Delay
Replies: 17
Views: 2467

Couple Breaks Up During Flight Delay

.... and the entire thing was captured on Twitter for the whole world to see. "In a subsequent email to Barstool Sports, Keegs explained that she “thought they were loud and annoying at first” because they “were SO drunk.” But when the woman “started crying loud enough to capture the attention of ev...

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by mikelive
Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier's New Fares: "Deez Nuts"
Replies: 11
Views: 7505

Frontier's New Fares: "Deez Nuts"

Just posted onto TMZ.. Seems that Frontier is getting into the "Deez Nuts" craze with a new fare campaign. "We're kidding, of course ... but it seems Frontier Airlines is getting in on the Nuts movement, offering its passengers 50% off their next flight if they use the promo code ... DEEZNUTS (some ...

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by mikelive
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Google Maps: WN's New Baby Boeing At SAT
Replies: 16
Views: 11307

Google Maps: WN's New Baby Boeing At SAT

If you thought the 735, 736 and the A318 were small, our friends at Google Maps have found the next great idea. Sadly, I don't think it'll ever get off the ground. I was looking around the map for something else in San Antonio and stumbled upon this one-engined cutie after zooming in on <acronym tit...

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by mikelive
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 191: 30 Years Ago
Replies: 59
Views: 20778

RE: Delta 191: 30 Years Ago

Here is a write-up from the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/?n=delta191

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by mikelive
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Movie Theater Shooting In Louisiana
Replies: 119
Views: 4034

RE: Movie Theater Shooting In Louisiana

This is what I say to anyone who wants to bring up gun control laws. I'll be willing to consider giving up my gun if you'll consider banning alcohol which causes just as many deaths as guns due to drunken driving. Case-in-point: four ladies in a limo who died as a result of a drunken driver in NY. O...

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by mikelive
Fri Jul 24, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: United First Class 777-2/Q400 FLL✈IAH✈PWM✈EWR✈TPA
Replies: 53
Views: 19297

RE: United First Class 777-2/Q400 FLL✈IAH✈PWM✈EWR✈TPA

Hey there, Colby - Fantastic report as always. I loved that you got a shot of N733UW - my favorite Airbus in Steelers colors. The pictures were crisp and very well done. I really enjoy reading your reports as they have the feel of a personal documentary with journalistic qualities. Incidentally... l...

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by mikelive
Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:40 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: US Airways First Class+DSLR [email protected]|MIA✈TPA✈MIA
Replies: 43
Views: 23178

RE: US Airways First Class+DSLR [email protected]|MIA✈TPA✈MIA

Hey there, Colby!!! To answer your question: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/LPDAL" class="quote" target="_blank">LPDAL</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i><ac...

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