I'm not traveling anywhere, but I wouldn't have traveled even in normal times. I usually try to avoid traveling on a holiday weekend, because that's when everyone else travels. I'd prefer to avoid the crowds.Jump to post
You can walk to the Delta terminal at LGA with a little creativity. There's a park between Grand Central Parkway and the water which has a sidewalk to the Cell Phone lot they're building/have built which you cross that and boom, you're at the arrivals level. Just based on looking at Google Earth, i...Jump to post
LAX can be accessed on foot, which is kind of ironic considering how car-centric Los Angeles is. There are sidewalks on both sides of Sky Way, and stairs that take you from the overpass down to Sepulveda Blvd. I've walked that route to In-N-Out Burger and back during a long layover. In general I wou...Jump to post
It looks like they don't fly it anymore, but in the relatively recent past Sun Country flew MSP-STN on a 738, with a stop in Gander.Jump to post
What's the weirdest routing you have seen or flown? I once booked MIA-LAX-PDX-SMF. Why did I book it? I was redeeming frequent flyer miles, that was the only routing they were offering at the lowest redemption level, and since I'm a fairly infrequent flyer I didn't have enough miles for an AAnytime...Jump to post
The only thing that can set off a bodyscanner is metal... I used to keep setting off the body scanner, and would always get pulled aside to have a TSA screener pat down my legs. I eventually realized it was likely because I often wear those pants with the zip-off legs when I travel (it's a lot easi...Jump to post
Does direct flights with no layovers count? I flew KUL-NRT-LAX on MH with no plane changes.You can still fly KUL-NRT-LAX on NH/JL, but you'll have a layover in between. I had one like that, too. I flew ADD-JED-FRA on LH in 2016, where I stayed on the plane during the stop in JED. Now LH has elimina...Jump to post
If we're talking one-off liveries, Alaska's "Salmon Thirty Salmon" has got to be up there, too. As you can see in the video below, there were stencils involved, but also a lot of manual airbrushing to get the shading right.
I think the only one I've flown that has been completely eliminated is EWR-HAM.
Edit: I just remembered I did fly OAK-IAH on Continental as well. I'm not sure if that counts since Southwest still flies OAK-HOU. Are we counting city pairs or airport pairs?
Domestically, have to start with today’s news that JetBlue is adding a daytime flight to JFK 3x/week starting in June. SMF has been waiting for, well, forever for a daytime flight to JFK. (Longtime airport followers will recall Delta had actually scheduled a daytime flight years ago, but it was can...Jump to post
If I remember correctly, AA was operating out of the new terminal B from opening in 2011 to about late 2015/early 2016 when it merged with US airways and moved over to terminal A. I believe AA operated out gate B11 adjacent to AS as their only destination was DFW 4x daily on MD88s. You do remember ...Jump to post
This got me thinking... is JetBlue the youngest airline currently flying in the US, as least as mainline carriers go? I can think of others that came and went in the past 20 years (SkyBus, Eastern, etc...) or merged with other airlines (Virgin America), but I can't think of any other mainline carrie...Jump to post
I'm not sure there will be another aviation related "age" comparable to the Jet Age in the forseeable future. The Jet Age was revolutionary because for the first time in human history it was possible to travel from any city on Earth to any other city in no more than about one day of travel...Jump to post
Since both flights are on UA, they should both be in Terminal 7/8. It's been a while since I've been to LAX, but if I remember correctly T8 is mostly regional jets, so I'm guessing both of your flights will be in T7. But I'm not 100% sure, so don't quote me on that. Either way, both terminals are co...Jump to post
My one experience with CheapOair was that their fares would show up on Kayak as the cheapest for a given itinerary. But when I attempted to book them I'd enter all my contact information and credit card number, click the button to complete the booking, only to get a message "sorry, that fare is...Jump to post
I prefer the alphabetical listing, but that may well be because I'm American and it's what I'm accustomed to. My reasoning is, when traveling I know the name of the city I'm flying to and can easily find it an an alphebetical list without needing to refer to my boarding pass. But I might not necessa...Jump to post
My flight from CLE to MUC was $650 round trip via Delta booked for mid-May. As a point of reference. $1400 seems high, for sure. The difference here is that AA have a monopoly on CLT-LHR. With CLE-MUC having no non-stops all airlines have a level playing field to compete on connecting itineraries. ...Jump to post
One of my pet peeves that hasn't been mentioned yet: Every time the subject of IFE comes up, almost immediately someone will jump into the thread to tell us about how they don't use IFE, as if that makes them superior to those of us that do. Whenever someone does that it always makes me think of old...Jump to post
That's sad. They stopped serving SMF (my home airport) last month. I guess in retrospect I should have seen that as a sign that they were in trouble, but I'm still shocked that they went under. Super Shuttle was my go to transportation to the airport for longer trips. I did the math and for me for t...Jump to post
Airports that you have taken off from but never landed at are not (yes, history has shown I actually have to explain this) eligible for inclusion your List of Airports You've [...you know] Landed At. If we're going to be that strict about it, I'm going to have to remove some airports from my list t...Jump to post
Fun question. In the United States there is Chico, California which has a population of 95,000 and a metro population of 200,000. Chico is about 1.5 hours driving time from commercial airports in Sacramento and Redding, California. Oh yeah, it had completely slipped my mind that Chico's airport los...Jump to post
I'm not sure if they still do, but last summer United scheduled a 738 on one of the SFO-SMF flights. At approximately 90 miles flying distance it doesn't beat some of the others mentioned in this thread, but it's another super short one worth a mention. I took it once last year. It was less than hal...Jump to post
I, for one, am not usually all that hungry that early in the morning anyway. Combine that with jet lag and just the general fatigue of traveling and I'm even less hungry. I'd honestly prefer something light like a pastry, yogurt, and some fruit over a full hot breakfast on a TATL flight. If I were s...Jump to post
jsnww81 wrote:Sacramento Municipal --> Sacramento Metropolitan (1967)
I used to always decline the insurance from the rental company, because I had coverage from my credit card. However, as Chemist mentioned above, Citibank recently dropped rental car coverage (as well as trip insurance and a lot of other perks). So in the future I might consider paying for the insura...Jump to post
And while skipping a number might seem confusing on paper, it's really not. No one at O'Hare gets lost because there's no Terminal 4. You either know your terminal (or know your airline) and follow the signs that direct you to the correct destination. The key element is that the terminals have uniq...Jump to post
ORD has also added a reverse transfer from T5 to T1/T3. After customers clear customs/immigration, they can go through security at T5 and take an airside bus to T1/T3. This should reduce some of the strain upon the landside buses. I just had to connect from T5 to T3 at ORD* a few weeks ago, and NO ...Jump to post
I used to work at an airport and even normally intelligent people seem to get easily confused. They get lost. They get stressed. They're late. They don't know where to go after returning their rental car or after checking in. Having places that are easy to find in a well sign posted and sequential ...Jump to post
Are you only looking for current examples, or can we include ones from the past that have since been renumbered?
For a long time RDU had a Terminal A and C, but no B. They were redesignated 1 and 2 when the new terminal opened about a decade ago replacing the former Terminal C.
So as you all know, the walkout on the 23rd and 24th didn't happen. But the day before I left the BA pilots announced their strike and BA canceled my return flight! I actually ended up leaving on my vacation without exactly knowing how I was getting home, which as you might imagine was rather stress...Jump to post
If I were airport designers, I would design the restaurant where both airside and landside customers can access. Like putting the restaurant on the border and have two counters serving. I've seen this at some smaller airports such as DLH. I know in that case you order via a phone when landside, and...Jump to post
The Hilton hotel at LHR Terminal 4 is connected to the building by a "sky bridge" walkway. LHR Terminal 4 also has the Yotel inside the terminal, where I will be staying during an overnight layover next month. As I understand it's more like a sleeping berth on a rail car than I full hotel...Jump to post
I have a trip planned to Greece in late August and early September. I'm flying on AA/BA connecting through LHR, as it happens right around the time certain Heathrow workers and possibly BA pilots might possibly strike. I am being cautiously optimistic that the dispute will be resolved and a strike a...Jump to post
New York: EWR, JFK, and LGA, although EWR has only ever been for connections. SF Bay Area: SFO and OAK on commercial flights, SJC on the Intel corporate shuttle Washington: IAD and BWI If we're counting Miami-Ft. Lauderdale as a single metro area: FLL and MIA. If we can count private flights from ai...Jump to post
I asked my wife what that grounded Boeing aircraft was called, and she said, "oh, it's that new 737, the one with the stupid name, right?" :lol: :lol: I swear to God I'm not making this up If you ask someone like that they might not remember what it's called, but if someone saw 737-MAX8 o...Jump to post
Did anyone notice the Canadian North charter at McClellan today? Firefighters returning from Edmonton. Returned as "Empress" 5T9061, B733. I didn't know MCC had passenger handling services for a Boeing. I would have thought Mather would be more likely if not SMF itself. Does MCC get much ...Jump to post
Alot of the Pacific Islands also spring to mind I've always wondered how many countries literally only have one airport that handles commercial flights. Nauru of course comes to mind, as the world's smallest independent nation and a tiny island containing one airport. It's not a big airport by any ...Jump to post
1. Get off in Richmond and make a direct connection to BART and transfer via the Coliseum(?) on to the airport, Like aklrno already said, that's how you get to OAK, not SFO. To get to SFO from Richmond you get on the Millbrae train and just ride it all the way there, of you can get on the Fremont t...Jump to post
seanpmassey wrote:RDU has a pretty large tech scene. Several large IT vendors have a large presence in the area.
Before they retired the Brasilias, SkyWest used to offer SMF-ACV-CEC under the United Express brand. On one hand it seems like kind of an oddball point to point route, not originating from a UA hub and all. On the other hand driving that route involves hours on twisty two lane mountain roads, so I k...Jump to post