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by Yflyer
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Your favorite plane that you haven't flown on

L-1011, closely followed by the DC-10/MD-11.

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by Yflyer
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: British aircraft (except VC-10): whose have you flown on?
Replies: 13
Views: 517

Re: British aircraft (except VC-10): whose have you flown on?

Only one.

BAe-146: Air Wisconsin (United Express)

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by Yflyer
Sun Oct 10, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: CRJ - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: CRJ - Whose have you flown?

CRJ-200: ASA, Mesa, SkyWest, Pinnacle (as Delta Connection, United Express, American Eagle, and Northwest Airlink)
CRJ-700: Mesa, GoJet, and SkyWest (as United Express and Delta Connection)

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by Yflyer
Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody
Replies: 93
Views: 2963

Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

My shortest widebody flight depends on whether we're measuring based on distance or time. Based on distance, it's IAH-EWR, on a CO 762. 1400 miles, 3:29 h. Based on time, it's LAX-MSP, on a DL 763. 1,535 mi, but a flight time of only 3:07 h. I assume the congested airspace around NYC was responsible...

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by Yflyer
Mon Oct 04, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1073

Re: Airbus A380 - Who's have you flown ?

Only one, Lufthansa FRA-SFO

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by Yflyer
Wed Sep 29, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 44
Views: 1598

Re: Airbus A340 - Whose have you flown?

I've only flown on one, an A340-300 with SAS.

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by Yflyer
Mon Sep 27, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Embraers - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Embraers - Whose have you flown?

EMB-120: SkyWest (UA)
ERJ-135: Intel corporate shuttle
ERJ-140: American Eagle
ERJ-145: ExpressJet (CO), Intel corporate shuttle
E170: Shuttle America (UA), Estonian Air
E175: Compass (DL), SkyWest (UA)

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by Yflyer
Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?
Replies: 51
Views: 2322

Re: Airbus A330 - Whose have you flown?

A332: Brussels Airlines
A333: SAS, Lufthansa

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by Yflyer
Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?
Replies: 41
Views: 1369

Re: DC9 series- Which have you flown on?

MD-83: Alaska MD-88: Delta MD-90: Delta 717: Hawiian I don’t consider the MD-80s, -90, or the 717 a derivative of the DC-9. I’ve flown on many of those, too. I'm my opinion, if we're going to count the 737 Jurassic, Classic, NG, and Max as one family, then the DC-9, MD-80, 90, and 717 should be trea...

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by Yflyer
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?
Replies: 62
Views: 2347

Re: Boeing 777- Whose have you flown?

I was wondering when someone was going to start this thread. ;)

Same airlines as you:
200: United, American
300: American

I was once booked on a BA flight that would have been on a 777, but due to their 2019 strike I got rebooked on AA (on a 787).

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by Yflyer
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?
Replies: 61
Views: 2580

Re: Boeing 757: Who's have you flown?

Although I've flown on 757s numerous times, it's only been with a handful of airlines.

200: United, Delta, Continental
300: Delta

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by Yflyer
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 1671

Re: What is your favorite widebody aircraft?

Favorite in terms of looks is the L-1011, although I've never flown on one.

Favorite as a passenger is the 767, as someone else mentioned it has the best configuration in Y. The A330/340 are a close second in that respect.

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by Yflyer
Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 78
Views: 3336

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

What makes this question interesting is how many replies mention how few, yet the 767 was no doubt a very successful aircraft. I was thinking about that, too. I thought of a few possible reasons: ⋅ Widebodies are used on long international routes more often than domestic routes. Most peop...

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by Yflyer
Wed Sep 15, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 78
Views: 3336

Re: Boeing 767 - Who’s have you flown?

Surprisingly few. Just:
-200 Continental
-300 Delta

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by Yflyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unwarranted disappointments
Replies: 13
Views: 1195

Re: Unwarranted disappointments

Mine is actually very similar to the OP. In 2012 I booked a trip to Australia on Qantas, hoping to fly on their new A380 on the LAX-SYD leg. Much to my disappointment, before my travel date they took the A380 off that route and replaced it with the 747-400 (Probably due to the wing rib cracks that h...

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by Yflyer
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 72
Views: 3936

Re: Boeing 737 - Who’s have you flown?

-300: Southwest, United, Continental
-400: Alaska, Xtra Airways
-500: United, Continental
-600: SAS
-700: Southwest
-800: Continental, Delta, United, American, Qantas, Sun Country, Ethiopian
-900: Continental, United

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by Yflyer
Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown
Replies: 58
Views: 3197

Re: Airbus A320 - Who's have you flown

A319: United, Delta
A320: United, Northwest, JetBlue, Delta, British Airways
A321: JetStar, American, JetBlue

It's somewhat interesting to note that while I've flown on slightly more A320s than 737s, I've flown on the 737 with a much greater variety of airlines.

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by Yflyer
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What defunct Airline would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2025

Re: What defunct AIRLINE would you have liked to have flown on, but never got to ?

Aloha. I actually very nearly booked a flight with them when planning a trip to Maui in 2005. Initially their nonstop SMF-OGG didn't appear significantly more expensive than the connecting services other airlines were offering, but after more searching I found a United fare for SMF-SFO-OGG that was ...

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by Yflyer
Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the McDonnell Douglas MD-90 a good airplane?
Replies: 26
Views: 2809

Re: Was the McDonnell Douglas MD-90 a good airplane?

MD90-50 would've been the transcontinental version. Actually the MD90-50 was developed as the MD-95 and later renamed into the Boeing 717. But wasn't MD planning an entire "MD-90 family" that would have included a longer range variant? Essentially an MD-90ER, although I don't know if that...

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by Yflyer
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?
Replies: 70
Views: 5378

Re: What airliner do you wish you could have flown on but never got the chance?

I'm not going to count stuff that was already retired or extremely rare before I took my first flight; only types I realistically could have flown on, but never did.

DC-10 and MD-11
DC-9 -- I've flown on the MD-80/90 and 717, but never the original DC-9.
737-200 -- same as above

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by Yflyer
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?
Replies: 61
Views: 7178

Re: Which realistic routes do you want to see announced?

My number one wish would be SMF to anywhere in Europe.

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by Yflyer
Mon Aug 09, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your expectations versus reality on your first flight experience [s]?
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: Your expectations versus reality on your first flight experience [s]?

I'm not sure exactly what I was expecting, but I remember being surprised by how smooth my first flight was. There was a tiny bit of turbulence as we were climbing, but it was completely smooth for the rest of the flight. It was also a very smooth landing -- it was on a BAe-146, which I now understa...

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by Yflyer
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?
Replies: 42
Views: 2048

Re: Any airliners you boarded by means of mobile airstairs?

I have boarded or deplaned from the apron via airstairs or ramps: BA A320 at JTR UA 739 at KOA HA 717 at KOA ET 738 at ZNZ XP 734 at HAV SY 738 at HAV Also several RJs and turboprops that weren't as memorable. I remember once time a long time ago we deplaned an Air Wisconsin BAe146 at RDU via airsta...

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by Yflyer
Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?
Replies: 34
Views: 2279

Re: Was the Boeing 737, the aircraft you have flown on, most often?

Believe it or not, if counting all flights the plane that on top is the Embraer 135. I used to work for Intel and took a *lot* of flights on their corporate shuttles. If only counting commercial flights, the A320 family (A319/20/21) just narrowly edges out the 737 family with 37 flights on the A320 ...

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by Yflyer
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Groups of "Related" Airlines Have You Flown ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1188

Re: How Many Groups of "Related" Airlines Have You Flown ?

There's some overlap between the groups of airlines that merged, and ones in the same alliance. I'm going to count them as separate groups, but feel free to mentally merge them if you wish. Merged airlines: Northwest Delta Continental United Star Alliance: United Lufthansa SAS Brussels Airlines Ethi...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Chartered Aircraft
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Flying Chartered Aircraft

I traveled to Cuba back when all flights between the US and Cuba were officially charters and Americans had to travel as part of an organized "educational" tour. MIA-HAV was operated by Sun Country, and the return flight by Xtra Airways. As I recall it didn't feel all that different from a...

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by Yflyer
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?
Replies: 33
Views: 2056

Re: Do you feel safer in jetliners with more engines?

No. How many accidents were from all the engines shutting off? Air Transat Flight 236 US Airways Flight 1549 Air Canada Flight 143 TACA Flight 110 Garuda Indonesia Flight 421 Southern Airways Flight 242 Aeroflot Flight 7841 Scandinavian Airlines Flight 751 Ural Airlines Flight 178 NOAA42, a P-3, li...

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by Yflyer
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?

If we can count regionals as different airlines, then I can get another chain of 5, which ties my previous entry: 27 Sept 2015 Sun Country 8830 MIA-HAV 737-800 N808SY 4 Oct 2015 Xtra Airways 3831 HAV-MIA 737-400 N353AS 5 Oct 2015 American Airlines 1352 MIA-LAX 777-200 N755AN 5 Oct 2015 American Eagl...

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by Yflyer
Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: For flight loggers: What is your longest unbroken list of different airlines flown?

The only one flight per airline rule is the real kicker, since like 99% of my flights involved round trips or connections on the same airline. But in 2016 I took a trip to East Africa that involved a bunch of legs on different airlines. There was one charter flight in the middle as part of the tour;...

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by Yflyer
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How did Delta have such a quick turnaround for its reputation in the early 2010s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Re: How did Delta have such a quick turnaround for its reputation in the early 2010s?

I don't recall Delta having a particularly bad reputation back then either. From what I remember their reputation was more or less average, that they were pretty much the same as all the other legacies. But the decade after 9/11 was marked by steadily levels of service among all the legacies, so I g...

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by Yflyer
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Interesting uses for retired airplanes
Replies: 10
Views: 1477

Re: Interesting uses for retired airplanes

https://www.uniqhotels.com/727-fuselage ... ite-boeing
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I've heard of a few retired airliners being converted into homes, or in one case a luxury hotel room.

https://www.uniqhotels.com/727-fuselage ... ite-boeing

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by Yflyer
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you take off your shoes when flying?
Replies: 37
Views: 3040

Re: Do you take off your shoes when flying?

It depends on how long the flight is, but generally yes, I take them off on longish flights. I will however slip them back on to go to the lavatory, but usually wont bother tying them since I'm just going to take them back off when I get back to my seat. Not to mention, the soles of the feet are the...

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by Yflyer
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?
Replies: 75
Views: 6440

Re: When where and why did you last fly pre Covid?

SMF-JFK and back on JetBlue in December 2019, for a family gathering for Christmas.

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by Yflyer
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)
Replies: 26
Views: 2944

Re: 90's registration help (DL UA 2T TS KL LO)

Loran wrote:
I didn't know planefinder.net has a history that far back.


Do they require a premium account to access data from that far back?

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by Yflyer
Mon Mar 22, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions
Replies: 26
Views: 3210

Re: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions

DrPaul wrote:
I think we could well include this criterion in the discussion, as there are some interesting examples, such as Lufthansa and its A340s.


If we can include examples at just one particular airline, Northwest retired the handful of MD-80s they got in the Republic merger, and kept flying the DC-9s.

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by Yflyer
Wed Mar 17, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...
Replies: 25
Views: 5195

Re: A boy left his Buzz Lightyear inside a plane...

Is anyone else picturing the scene in Toy Story 2 where the toys escape from an airplane's cargo hold?

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by Yflyer
Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: help list movies about flying, airports, or airplanes
Replies: 25
Views: 1373

Re: help list movies about flying, airports, or airplanes

I wouldn't limit this to Hollywood movies either. I imagine Bollywood, Korea, or Russia have put out movies in this genre but I never heard of them here in the USA. I know of one Bollywood movie that fits: Neerja , about the hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73. Edit: Are we limited to films with theatric...

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by Yflyer
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3088

Re: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?

Pre-pandemic, I'd say that the AA CRJ-900 between DFW and PHX was weird. I know Mesa has to get the aircraft between hubs, but why do not it through an outstation like OKC or ELP? Fortunately, that's exactly what they've done recently. Sometimes even going through an outstation results in a flight ...

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by Yflyer
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 57
Views: 7052

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

They pretty much all would have been static displays at airshows and museums. As best as I can remember: Military (historical) B-25 C-47 (DC-3) C-54 (DC-4) B-29 -- "Fifi" Military (in service) C-5 C-130 Maybe a C-17 (Vague memory of an airshow I attended as a kid around 30 years ago) KC-13...

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by Yflyer
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 52
Views: 4828

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

CWA - Central Wisconsin/Wausau. I've tagged along to pick up and drop off relatives when I was a kid, but never flew there. If we include airports without commercial passenger service: MCC - Sacramento McClellan (formerly McClellan AFB). Visited the Aerospace Museum of California. SVH - Statesville,...

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by Yflyer
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition
Replies: 26
Views: 3186

Re: Have you landed on the alphabet? A delayed 2020 edition

Due to COVID, 2020 was the first year I literally didn't fly at all since I started flying. So below is just a straight copy/paste from 2019's thread. A: ANC, ATL, ARN, ADD, ATH B: BOS, BLR, BWI, BRU C: CLT, CPH D: DEN, DTW, DFW E: EWR, EBB F: FRA, FLL G: H: HIO, HAV, HNL I: IAD, IAH J: JFK, JRO*, J...

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by Yflyer
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?
Replies: 171
Views: 21833

Re: Feeling nostalgic about 747s. Who’s have you flown?

Lufthansa SFO-FRA and FRA-BLR and return.
Qantas LAX-SYD and back.

At the time, I was disappointed Qantas swapped the A380 to a 747 on my flights, as I was hoping to get my first A380 flight. Now I'm glad I got to fly on their 747s.

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by Yflyer
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4535

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

The Central Terminal at MIA was probably the most dated I've ever seen. The ticketing lobby looked like it hadn't been updated since it opened in 1959 -- Terrazzo flooring, brick walls, and sea foam green ticket counters. I was actually there for a charter flight to Cuba for one of those "educa...

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by Yflyer
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst civilian procurement
Replies: 44
Views: 3332

Re: Worst civilian procurement

Yes, I meant any aircraft that absolutely did not work out for a specific airline. A good example would be the many airlines that jumped on the 747 bandwagon in the early 1970s, only to find them way too big for their needs and dump them after the 1974 oil embargo. Delta is the first airline that c...

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by Yflyer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2714

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

My first piston powered airplane of any kind was a De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver float plane from Cordova, Alaska to Valdez, Alaska as part of a tour in 2010. First and only piston powered "airliner" was one of those EAA Ford Trimotor Experience flights a couple of years ago. We took of...

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by Yflyer
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?
Replies: 40
Views: 2719

Re: If you fly a certain route more than 5 times a year, would you be more likely to fly a low cost or a legacy airline?

I have never flown the same route that many times in a year, but for routes that I have flown multiple times I do tend to stick to the same airline. But the decision doesn't have anything to do with whether the airline is an LCC or a Legacy. It's usually because that airline has the only non-stop, o...

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by Yflyer
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?
Replies: 39
Views: 2843

Re: Would you fly a low cost airline on a flight over 6 hours?

I would, but only if if the total cost was significantly cheaper than the other options. By total cost, I mean the fare (and taxes, etc.) plus any extras I know I'd want. I'd likely want a meal on a flight that long, and if traveling overseas I'd probably require a checked bag. So I'd do the math an...

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by Yflyer
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Going out of your way to fly a special type
Replies: 67
Views: 6515

Re: Going out of your way to fly a special type

If presented with 2 options, I will take whatever is most interesting. This is pretty much what I do. I won't go out of my way specifically to fly on a certain plane, but if I'm trying to decide between two similar itineraries I'll choose the one with the more interesting type. I basically use the ...

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by Yflyer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Carry-ons that are way too large!
Replies: 29
Views: 2408

Re: Carry-ons that are way too large!

You can offer free check in, priority handling, real time baggage tracking, and people will still want to take their bag on board. A lot of people simply don't want to entrust their belongings the the airline. Indeed. Back in the days before bag fees I still tried to travel only with a carry-on, be...

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by Yflyer
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)
Replies: 47
Views: 5058

Re: Most boring/ugly airline liveries in your opinion (including airlines of the past)

TheWorm123 wrote:
the old grey United livery just looked depressing.


I never cared for the "battleship grey" United livery either. It just looked incredibly drab. I'm honestly surprised so many people seem to like it.

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