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by uclax
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mississippi Aviation thread 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: Mississippi Aviation thread 2019

Thank you for starting this thread! I lived in MS many years and still visit frequently. First, I really miss the RC/NW/DL hub at MEM. It made getting to lots of other places in the Southeast very easy. MEM is such an easy connect, and the flight crews on both the mainline and Airlink/Connection leg...

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by uclax
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes
Replies: 170
Views: 18126

Re: History behind idiosyncratic IATA airline shortcodes

I've heard flight attendants say that HP was for Happy People (which was indeed my sense of their team members)
OZ would have been newly available (formerly Ozark) when Asiana was launched.

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by uclax
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-400/A350/777 Gates at LAX
Replies: 21
Views: 4607

Re: Delta 767-400/A350/777 Gates at LAX

Thanks for sharing the vintage TW photo. One of my last TW memories around the year 2000 was seeing a 747 and L10 at those same two gates. Who'd have ever guessed that I'd see a DL 763 and 757 there last month? I've had lots of good memories with both carriers!

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by uclax
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX west remote gates
Replies: 15
Views: 2914

Re: LAX west remote gates

They have the feel of a ramp inside a parking garage. You get off the bus at ground level and walk up a covered concrete ramp and into the jetway. The experience of walking off a bus that close to a 744 wing and engines is really impressive. In addition to international flights, I have arrived at on...

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by uclax
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 8 international arrivals
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

JFK Terminal 8 international arrivals

Hello All,
On my first visit to the satellite gates at JFK terminal 8, I noticed a sterile corridor for international arrivals at the gate. How do satellite international arrivals get to FIS in the main building -- are they taken by bus, or is there a parallel sterile tunnel?
Thank you in advance.

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by uclax
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6669

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

Talking about Seal Beach, for years in the 80s and 90s, the DOTSS was called the FLIPR, which I always thought was funny given there were 1960s-1990s movies and TV shows about a dolphin named Flipper

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by uclax
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta's Boeing Customer Code timing
Replies: 1
Views: 932

Delta's Boeing Customer Code timing

Happy New Year Everyone, As I understand it Boeing assigned customer codes as planes were ordered, beginning wtih -21 and PA. However, recently, it's caught my attention that DL with -32 and Northeast with -95, but Northeast got 727-100 deliveries, and DL didn't get factory new Boeing jets until the...

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by uclax
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)
Replies: 43
Views: 5555

Re: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)

Thank you for posting this amazing video! Was terminal 4 featured in "Home Alone"? There were lots of scenes in terminal 3 and terminal 2 (scenes that were supposed to take place at ORY, with an EA 72S in the background :smile: ). I don't recognize the location where John Candy offered to ...

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by uclax
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)
Replies: 43
Views: 5555

Re: YouTube video of ORD old Terminal 1 on last day of ops (1985)

Thank you for posting this amazing video! Was terminal 4 featured in "Home Alone"? There were lots of scenes in terminal 3 and terminal 2 (scenes that were supposed to take place at ORY, with an EA 72S in the background :smile: ). I don't recognize the location where John Candy offered to ...

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by uclax
Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ozark at MSY in mid-80s
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: Ozark at MSY in mid-80s

Thanks for the link!

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by uclax
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ozark at MSY in mid-80s
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Ozark at MSY in mid-80s

A very specific question - did OZ ever operate from concourses B or C at MSY? When I got interested in airlines in 83-84, concourse D was just DL, Royale, and Muse and concourse A was just RC and CO. Diagrams from shortly before then showed OZ on Concourse A, and by around 1985, OZ was on D, too. Wh...

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by uclax
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeastern, Muse/TranStar, and Pride Air at MSY
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Northeastern, Muse/TranStar, and Pride Air at MSY

Northeastern International, Muse (renamed TranStar), and Pride Air all operated hubs/focus cities at MSY (coincidentally all on concourse B) in the mid-80s, including many former NA routes. As a kid, Northeastern and Muse gave me several flight deck visits at the time and seemed to have very nice, e...

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by uclax
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL ORD hub in the 80's?
Replies: 31
Views: 3698

Re: DL ORD hub in the 80's?

I remember reading an article in the early 80s in which DL said that in addition to their ATL hub, they were developing a number of "focus" or "development" cities including DFW, MEM, CVG, and ORD (and maybe BOS or LGA). Here is a timetable page from 1983. http://www.departedflig...

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by uclax
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Origin of Airline Names
Replies: 170
Views: 14472

Re: Origin of Airline Names

Delta got their start as Huff Dalland Dusters (an early crop dusting operation) in the Mississippi River Delta region of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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by uclax
Sun May 21, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is BUR Unpopular?
Replies: 50
Views: 9928

Re: Why Is BUR Unpopular?

I live between LAX and BUR (closer to LAX) and over time the convenience factor, mostly ease of parking and being able to be on the road, driving away 5 min after landing, has won out over the volume and variety at LAX. Now, it's the airport I check first when booking. Takeoffs are a real E-ticket r...

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by uclax
Fri May 19, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Why no 1st class?
Replies: 145
Views: 28636

Re: Concorde Why no 1st class?

Even though it was all one class, I've heard that VVIP's were often seated in the forward cabin and would board just before pushback and leave the plane first upon landing, making the first 10 rows, separated by a lav (and I think a galley and curtain) from the rest of the cabin, slightly more "...

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by uclax
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aborted Landings From Passenger Viewpoint
Replies: 22
Views: 4939

Aborted Landings From Passenger Viewpoint

Hello All, On the two aborted landings I've experienced as well as on videos I've watched, the first thing I've noticed is a momentary feeling of a gentle fall just before the feeling of thrust and climb. Is this just the inertia of downward motion before the increased thrust can change the directio...

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by uclax
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Very First DC-9 Flight, And Last
Replies: 68
Views: 4580

RE: Your Very First DC-9 Flight, And Last

My first flight ever was on a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> DC-9-32 <acronym title="New Orleans - Louis Armstrong International (Moisant Field) (MSY / KMSY), USA - Louisiana">MSY</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IA...

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by uclax
Sat Mar 12, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde At JFK - Questions
Replies: 55
Views: 12062

RE: Concorde At JFK - Questions

I had the good fortune to fly BA002 in May 2003. We had our breakfast in the Concorde Room and then walked to gate 6 to board. It seemed like they used gate 6 some in the last few months of service. I think they used gates 9 and 10 for some Concorde arrivals around that time, too.

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by uclax
Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PmUA Procedures
Replies: 5
Views: 2829

PmUA Procedures

Hello, First of all, I don't want this to be a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> vs. <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> thread. I have had wonderful experiences with both. I've heard references to pm<acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s operati...

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by uclax
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Eastern Ever Considered A Good Airline
Replies: 72
Views: 15217

RE: Was Eastern Ever Considered A Good Airline

I had lots of outstanding experiences with <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> in the mid- to late 80's. <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> team members consistently went out of the way to meet passengers' needs. They very much cared for passe...

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by uclax
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines And The 747-400
Replies: 14
Views: 11042

RE: Northwest Airlines And The 747-400

It was early 1989; there were also proving runs to LAX.

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by uclax
Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5
Replies: 47
Views: 5794

RE: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5

Thank you so much for your post - I had forgotten many of the details that made the TWA Flight Center a unique, special part of history!
Thanks for the link to the plans, too.

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by uclax
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BUR Approach Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2831

BUR Approach Question

It seems like most landings at <acronym title="Burbank (/ Glendale / Pasadena) - Bob Hope (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym> are from the west, assuming that there aren't strong north winds. This make sense since most arrivals are from up the coast and leave the Fi...

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by uclax
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Any Airports Use R1 Door Jetways?
Replies: 52
Views: 14639

RE: Do Any Airports Use R1 Door Jetways?

In the original <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> terminal at <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, one pier had two end gates for heavies, and one was positioned to board at R1. Also, the original, pre-ex...

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by uclax
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The MSY Thread
Replies: 204
Views: 17575

RE: The MSY Thread

For prior widebody service, I remember seeing <acronym title="European Regions Airlines (Spain)">EA</acronym> A300 service in timetables around 1983 or 1984, right as I got into airliners, but never had a chance to see one there. I think the routing was <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercon...

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by uclax
Sat Oct 04, 2014 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State Of United Directly Before Merger
Replies: 56
Views: 7587

RE: State Of United Directly Before Merger

I took a TATL round trip on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> in the summer of 2009, and the flight diverted due to an inflight medical emergency. The cabin crew handled it with true professionalism far beyond what I've seen by other carriers in similar situations. I was sold for l...

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by uclax
Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 5 Airlines Of Your Life
Replies: 56
Views: 6758

RE: 5 Airlines Of Your Life

Delta - the predominant carrier at my local airport (<acronym title="New Orleans - Louis Armstrong International (Moisant Field) (MSY / KMSY), USA - Louisiana">MSY</acronym>) as a child, always very welcoming and hospitable, lots of firsts (767, L10, 757, widebody) United - incredibly professional; ...

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by uclax
Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual LAX Approach
Replies: 28
Views: 15061

RE: Unusual LAX Approach

I agree that the approach described (passing south of the airport and doing a counter-clockwise downwind and base) is much less common than the usual approach for flghts from the north/Asia (clockwise downwind north of the airport and base). Having lived in the area for over 20 years, I'd say that t...

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by uclax
Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Historic Feeling When Riding On A Boeing
Replies: 24
Views: 6655

RE: The Historic Feeling When Riding On A Boeing

I feel the same way. As a history buff on lots of fronts, it's fun to experience something that's been a presence for a long time, whether traveling on any Boeing product, basking in the 1960s coolness of terminal 3 or 6 at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">...

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by uclax
Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Easterly Ops At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 6089

RE: Easterly Ops At LAX

Thanks for clarifying! Hailing from Ventura County before living in L.A., I've always thought of Santa Anas as easterly. I had never noticed that they're more from the north at LAX.

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by uclax
Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Easterly Ops At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 6089

RE: Easterly Ops At LAX

This is just an observation, but it seems like Santa Ana winds don't drive <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to the east as often as early winter storms do, but the winds seem stronger from the east with Santa Anas. It seems like <acronym title...

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by uclax
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Easterly Ops At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 6089

Easterly Ops At LAX

Having lived near <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> for several years, I've noticed that easterly winds from an approaching fall or winter storm, such as today, are much more likely to lead to easterly ops than easterly winds from Santa Ana win...

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by uclax
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: London City To Washington (via Amsterdam)
Replies: 10
Views: 15589

RE: London City To Washington (via Amsterdam)

Thanks for the great report. Enjoy your ride on the DC9. I grew up with them and they're a lot of fun!

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by uclax
Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Planes Of Your Childhood
Replies: 42
Views: 12475

RE: Planes Of Your Childhood

I grew up in JAN and <acronym title="New Orleans - Louis Armstrong International (Moisant Field) (MSY / KMSY), USA - Louisiana">MSY</acronym> and then worked for <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</ac...

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by uclax
Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX - Delta MD-11 25L Departure Video
Replies: 29
Views: 11502

RE: LAX - Delta MD-11 25L Departure Video

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by uclax
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pictures Of "dead" Airports
Replies: 91
Views: 47152

RE: Pictures Of "dead" Airports

http://oldterminals.topcities.com/

I didn't see this mentioned. It's the best site I've found on the subject.

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by uclax
Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny/Strange ATC Quotes.
Replies: 64
Views: 29592

RE: Funny/Strange ATC Quotes.

Wasn't intended to be funny, but this was entertaining: On a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 757 <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>...

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by uclax
Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Launches LAX-FRA Nonstop
Replies: 65
Views: 15806

RE: United Launches LAX-FRA Nonstop

DL also operated LAX-FRA for a short time in the 90s with M11s.

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by uclax
Fri Aug 03, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Fall LAX Expansion
Replies: 109
Views: 10656

RE: DL Fall LAX Expansion

How are they accomodating that many planes in Terminals 5 and 6? Are they using jetways for all flights, and have they replaced any of the jetways they removed a few years ago (52B, 55B, 57B)?
Thanks!

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by uclax
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big Are LAX's Smaller FIS Facilities
Replies: 6
Views: 3038

RE: How Big Are LAX's Smaller FIS Facilities

And, also, how do peak-wait times compare with TBIT?
Thanks again!

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by uclax
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Big Are LAX's Smaller FIS Facilities
Replies: 6
Views: 3038

How Big Are LAX's Smaller FIS Facilities

All my international arrivals at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> have been into TBIT. Watching multiple European arrivals arrive at Terminal 2 made me realize that if the FIS facilities at Terminals 2, 4, 5, and 6/7 are as small as they look ...

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by uclax
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's HEEEEEERE....Almost (A380 LAX PIREP)
Replies: 43
Views: 25450

RE: It's HEEEEEERE....Almost (A380 LAX PIREP)

Just saw the landing from the top floor of my office building in Santa Monica!

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by uclax
Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX March 19TH List Of Attendees
Replies: 106
Views: 6225

RE: LAX March 19TH List Of Attendees

Will it be arriving from Australia or Europe? I'll be watching from my office in Santa Monica!

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by uclax
Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Northwest Airlink BWI-MEM-TLH-MEM-BWI
Replies: 3
Views: 3229

RE: Northwest Airlink BWI-MEM-TLH-MEM-BWI

Yes, every safe day is a reason to Thank God!
Godspeed in your college auditions!

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by uclax
Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why So Few European Destinations From LAX?
Replies: 64
Views: 9284

RE: Why So Few European Destinations From LAX?

Back from my days working for <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> during college (Go Bruins!) in the early 90s and other memories from the latter part of the 90s, here are some additional pri...

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by uclax
Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Other Fans Of Unique Old Terminals?
Replies: 4
Views: 4134

Any Other Fans Of Unique Old Terminals?

There have been some posts about least-liked and most disappointing terminals. I'll admit that most described are dated, cramped, and sometimes downright ugly and dirty. However, many of the early "Jet Age" terminals have great history, unique architecture and passenger flow designs, and lots of nat...

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by uclax
Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Side Of Plane Better For DUB?
Replies: 2
Views: 3628

Which Side Of Plane Better For DUB?

Hello, I'm headed to <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on <acronym title="Aer Lingus (Ireland)">EI</acronym>. Should I select port (A) or starboard (H) window seat...

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by uclax
Mon Oct 16, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prolific 15 Minutes Of LAX Spotting Today
Replies: 13
Views: 4941

RE: Prolific 15 Minutes Of LAX Spotting Today

Unfortunately, pictures are verboten. <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>...

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by uclax
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prolific 15 Minutes Of LAX Spotting Today
Replies: 13
Views: 4941

RE: Prolific 15 Minutes Of LAX Spotting Today

I feel like a little kid in a candy store (and I have a very sweet tooth!) anywhere between Howard Hughes Parkway and the 105! LAX never gets old!

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