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by Yflyer
Thu May 21, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Only 5% of Americans Intend to Travel ANYWHERE For Memorial Day Weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 1175

Re: Only 5% of Americans Intend to Travel ANYWHERE For Memorial Day Weekend

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.

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by Yflyer
Fri May 08, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3648

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

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...

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by Yflyer
Thu May 07, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 70
Views: 3648

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

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...

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by Yflyer
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?
Replies: 49
Views: 4569

Re: Scheduled long distance routes with small aircraft (incl stopovers)?

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.

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by Yflyer
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most geographically nonsensical routing?
Replies: 63
Views: 5046

Re: Most geographically nonsensical routing?

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...

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by Yflyer
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Different flights, unusual visitors.
Replies: 19
Views: 1407

Re: Different flights, unusual visitors.

Last week an AN-124 visited RNO, which generated a bit of buzz on social media. Bringing in some equipment for Tesla, I believe.

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by Yflyer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?
Replies: 25
Views: 1605

Re: Can underwear being too heavy set off the TSA bodyscanner machine?

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...

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by Yflyer
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 7696

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

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...

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by Yflyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Complicated Livery?
Replies: 36
Views: 3678

Re: Most Complicated Livery?

https://youtu.be/Hsd8-EESesI
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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.

https://youtu.be/Hsd8-EESesI

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by Yflyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 7696

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

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?

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by Yflyer
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 170
Views: 16313

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by Yflyer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 170
Views: 16313

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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 ...

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by Yflyer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue turns 20
Replies: 88
Views: 8688

Re: JetBlue turns 20 today.

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...

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by Yflyer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What will be the next "Jet Age"
Replies: 10
Views: 578

Re: What will be the next "Jet Age"

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...

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by Yflyer
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whose 747’s have you flown?
Replies: 77
Views: 2061

Re: Whose 747’s have you flown?

Lufthansa and Qantas, both -400s.

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by Yflyer
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thoughts on 40 Minute LAX Layover HNL-EWR?
Replies: 11
Views: 701

Re: Thoughts on 40 Minute LAX Layover HNL-EWR?

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3270

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

If were not allowed to count regionals, then just a few for me:

Northwest
Continental
Estonian Air

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by Yflyer
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: getting a multi airline itinerary on one ticket
Replies: 12
Views: 1099

Re: getting a multi airline itinerary on one ticket

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...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?
Replies: 37
Views: 2038

Re: Why are US airport display screens so different from everywhere else?

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...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June
Replies: 21
Views: 1402

Re: Would you pay $1,400 for coach CLT-LHR in June

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. ...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.
Replies: 47
Views: 2959

Re: What is Your Least Favorite A Net Story.

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SuperShuttle Goes Out of Business
Replies: 10
Views: 896

Re: SuperShuttle Goes Out of Business

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you rather fly 747 or 777
Replies: 39
Views: 2127

Re: Would you rather fly 747 or 777

I'll echo what several others already said. If I was booking a flight today and had that choice, I would pick the 747 because I know the 747 won't be around for much longer. I'm sure I'll have plenty of chances to fly on 777s in the future.

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by Yflyer
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed at the alphabet?
Replies: 76
Views: 3860

Re: Have you landed at the alphabet?

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...

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by Yflyer
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "I live on a 727"
Replies: 8
Views: 705

Re: "I live on a 727"

ParkFSI wrote:
I think I’ve seen this before, where is it located ?

Near Hillsboro, Oregon.

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by Yflyer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport
Replies: 30
Views: 1854

Re: Biggest American and European cities located more than 1.5 hours from the nearest scheduled airport

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?
Replies: 41
Views: 6519

Re: Is KCOS to KDEN the shortest mainline flight in the lower 48?

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?
Replies: 70
Views: 13594

Re: Why are TATL breakfast in Y so minimal?

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New airport killed the old airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7566

Re: New airport killed the old airport

jsnww81 wrote:
Sacramento Municipal --> Sacramento Metropolitan (1967)


That depends on how the OP is defining "killed". It's true that SMF replaced SAC as the city's commercial airport, but SAC still exists as a purely GA airport. The old 1950s era terminal is still there, even.

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by Yflyer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two United RJs at AAs T8 JFK
Replies: 12
Views: 5000

Re: Two United RJs at AAs T8 JFK

Would AA (or any airline) even allow a regional to operate a plane painted in another airline's livery on one of their routes? Apart from perhaps the regional's own house livery.

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by Yflyer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rental car insurance.
Replies: 20
Views: 8625

Re: Rental car insurance.

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...

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by Yflyer
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the humps on top of airplanes?
Replies: 6
Views: 4011

Re: What are the humps on top of airplanes?

To add to what res77W said, yes, they are often for wifi, but they also could be for satellite TV reception of airlines that offer that like JetBlue. Or probably both.

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by Yflyer
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6312

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

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...

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by Yflyer
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches
Replies: 77
Views: 19134

Re: ORD "People Mover" Shutdown Causing Headaches

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 ...

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by Yflyer
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6283

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

Are we talking about myths among the general public, or myths among a.netters? The responses seem to be a mix of both.

One I hear from the general public a lot: Airlines regularly cancel flights because they're not full.

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by Yflyer
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft
Replies: 55
Views: 10131

Re: Memorable sights seen from an Aircraft

The majority of the Hawaiian islands on a flight from LIH to KOA.

Several in the Pacific Northwest seen on various flights between SMF and PDX and SEA:
Crater Lake
Mt. St. Helens
Mt. Rainer
The mouth of the Columbia River

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by Yflyer
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6312

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

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 ...

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by Yflyer
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that skip a terminal number
Replies: 48
Views: 6312

Re: Airports that skip a terminal number

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.

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by Yflyer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in the event of a strike?
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: What to do in the event of a strike?

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport concessions being moved airside
Replies: 24
Views: 3707

Re: Airport concessions being moved airside

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...

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by Yflyer
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals
Replies: 63
Views: 7651

Re: Airports with Hotels, smack in the middle of Terminals

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What to do in the event of a strike?
Replies: 5
Views: 967

What to do in the event of a strike?

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?
Replies: 93
Views: 5767

Re: Multi-Airport-Cities: Which have you landed/departed at more than one airport?

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...

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by Yflyer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?
Replies: 23
Views: 3334

Re: California Pacific’s assets being sold off?

However the attempt to revive Western Airlines in 2007 was shorter. January 18, 2007 to February 7, 2007 according to Wikipedia -- less than a month.

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by Yflyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 116
Views: 9132

Re: 737-8200?

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 31888

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

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 ...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1685

Re: One-big-airport nations

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 ...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SFO Help - Train to Plane
Replies: 10
Views: 1111

Re: SFO Help - Train to Plane

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...

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by Yflyer
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 756
Views: 136105

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

seanpmassey wrote:
RDU has a pretty large tech scene. Several large IT vendors have a large presence in the area.


At least at the time I lived there IBM was the largest employer in the area by far, although they were shrinking.

If it turns out to be RDU this sounds a lot like Midway 2.0.

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by Yflyer
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?
Replies: 142
Views: 16963

Re: Craziest Airline Routes from the Past?

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...

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