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by WNfan
Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Aviation Headlines Would You Like To See?
Replies: 70
Views: 9054

RE: What Aviation Headlines Would You Like To See?

Fantasies: "Outgoing president George W. Bush takes last flight on Air Force One to Texas after four years in office." "Southwest, WestJet, and Ryanair announce merger; transatlantic flights to begin from <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontar...

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by WNfan
Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Privately Held Airline In US..
Replies: 13
Views: 7429

RE: Largest Privately Held Airline In US..

Being privately held, Spirit doesn't have to release their financial information, and they don't. But based on the number of flights and type of aircraft they operate, however, we should be able to deduce their approximate revenues. Anyone care to make an educated guess? Like in grade school arithme...

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by WNfan
Thu Nov 20, 2003 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: One Flight With TV Vs 10 Flights Without
Replies: 17
Views: 3923

RE: One Flight With TV Vs 10 Flights Without

Goingboeing, I think you meant 12 weekday <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island"...

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by WNfan
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Has Best Service MDW-DFW?
Replies: 2
Views: 2627

RE: Who Has Best Service MDW-DFW?

Given the choice, I would fly ATA. If it weren't for their presence in the market, fares on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> would be at least twice what they are now. You'll likely get a new and comfortable 737-800 on ATA....

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by WNfan
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas McCarren What Is It Like?
Replies: 41
Views: 9342

RE: Las Vegas McCarren What Is It Like?

By the way, "Janet" stands for Joint Area Network for Employee Transportation. I've watched a few depart LAS, and while most go north to Groom Lake, I've seen some head toward the Los Angeles area.

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by WNfan
Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCCs That We Never Flew 2000-2003
Replies: 8
Views: 3075

RE: LCCs That We Never Flew 2000-2003

I'm glad I flew Vanguard and National during this time frame, both out of <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>. On <acronym title="National Airlines (USA)">N7</acronym> I was lucky to be able to overnight in Las Vegas on the way back from a California business...

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by WNfan
Mon Nov 10, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will WN Beef Up PVD & MHT To Combat B6 At BOS?
Replies: 13
Views: 4719

RE: Will WN Beef Up PVD & MHT To Combat B6 At BOS?

MHT-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym>, <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym>, <...

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by WNfan
Sat Nov 08, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Need Some Help On Airfare To Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 4664

RE: Need Some Help On Airfare To Europe

If I were in your situation, I would keep checking at Travelocity every day. They have a fare watcher that will alert you when prices drop between your specified city pairs. Also I'd sign up for emails from Lufthansa, LOT, and any other airline that might serve Poland. Air France, British Airways, a...

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by WNfan
Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Not For Sept 11
Replies: 24
Views: 4278

RE: If Not For Sept 11

I agree with FlyLAX.

In mid-September 2001, you might recall there were candle vigils at US embassies all over the world. The whole planet united behind us.

Not quite the same two years later, is it. Thanks, Bush Administration.

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by WNfan
Wed Nov 05, 2003 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inagural Starfish Schedules...
Replies: 43
Views: 3986

RE: Inagural Starfish Schedules...

Fly Starfish and Song while you can. That is, while they are around. Because they won't be for long.

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by WNfan
Thu Oct 30, 2003 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Add PHL
Replies: 160
Views: 14631

RE: WN To Add PHL

<i>That article makes it seem like if <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> puts US out of business than <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> will be the dominant carrier at the airport...dont you think another of the majors would step in and try to fill US's shoes...

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by WNfan
Thu Oct 30, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA, Rapid Expansion?
Replies: 26
Views: 3794

RE: ATA, Rapid Expansion?

Posted by Wmupilot:

We may just start following WN and connecting some of the dots.


That's a good idea.

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by WNfan
Thu Oct 30, 2003 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Add PHL
Replies: 160
Views: 14631

RE: WN To Add PHL

There won't be many connecting passengers on WN out of PHL, at first. Most traffic will be O&D.

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by WNfan
Thu Oct 30, 2003 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Add PHL
Replies: 160
Views: 14631

RE: WN To Add PHL

<i>Posted by Uadc8contrail wnfan, please read reply #53,,,,,,,AMTRAK ran wn out of the isp-pvd route according to wn, wn was forced out due to the train, at least they stuck to the orig model of competing against ground transportation,and lost. let wn run some west coast routes, you and i both know ...

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by WNfan
Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN To Add PHL
Replies: 160
Views: 14631

RE: WN To Add PHL

WN has never pulled out of an airport because the competition was too fierce. In most cases, <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> *is* the competition. The reality is that five years from now (or possibly quite sooner) all you folks who lament TWA's demise will likely be lamenting ...

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by WNfan
Wed Oct 29, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Move By Street To Invite WN Into PHL?
Replies: 7
Views: 2922

RE: Bad Move By Street To Invite WN Into PHL?

From what I've heard of Street's re-election efforts, announcing this now sounds like an astute move politically.

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by WNfan
Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britney Spears Stalker Added To No-fly List
Replies: 6
Views: 4320

RE: Britney Spears Stalker Added To No-fly List

Hmm, over eight hours since I created this topic and not one response. I thought it was a good esoteric subject for discussion.

Maybe I should have made the title of the thread "Airbus is better than Boeing".

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by WNfan
Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Anyone Hear About This SWA Incident?
Replies: 9
Views: 4120

RE: Did Anyone Hear About This SWA Incident?

Flight attendants are crew members.

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by WNfan
Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Britney Spears Stalker Added To No-fly List
Replies: 6
Views: 4320

Britney Spears Stalker Added To No-fly List

<a href="http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=638&e=1&u=/nm/20031024/en_nm/people_britney_dc" target=_blank>http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=638&e=1&u=/nm/20031024/en_nm/people_britney_dc</a> <i>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Japanese businessman who was ordered to stay away fro...

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by WNfan
Fri Oct 24, 2003 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA - Gates A4A & A4B @ MDW
Replies: 15
Views: 7337

RE: ATA - Gates A4A & A4B @ MDW

Well done, Fly_ATA. You've ostracized a paying customer and probably cost your airline some future business with your "mommy" line. In defense of the long concourse, it is indeed temporary. The extension to the A concourse, to be completed in the next few months, should give passengers a much better...

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by WNfan
Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL LAX-FLL
Replies: 4
Views: 3008

RE: DL LAX-FLL

The only reason the fare is low is because of jetBlue. Without them, Song wouldn't exist and fare would be sky-high. If I had to fly from the Los Angeles area to south Florida, I would fly <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> from <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KL...

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by WNfan
Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Meigs Field, Now
Replies: 20
Views: 4055

RE: Meigs Field, Now

Northerly Island will be a park. I guarantee it. Daley loves parks and flowers and he desperately wants to have a park on the site where Meigs Field is/was. As for Burnham's lakefront idea and plan, the grand bulk of his dream has been realized and maintained. The two primary exceptions are McCormic...

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by WNfan
Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: !Aviation In Chicago Project Urgent!
Replies: 19
Views: 3237

RE:!Aviation In Chicago Project Urgent!

ORD is still the busiest airport in terms of aircraft operations. <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> does have more people rummaging through it. Technically they are both the world's busiest, depending on what you measure. Any ...

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by WNfan
Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Recall Of California
Replies: 9
Views: 2213

RE: Recall Of California

How about Shuttle by United?

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by WNfan
Thu Oct 16, 2003 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: !Aviation In Chicago Project Urgent!
Replies: 19
Views: 3237

RE:!Aviation In Chicago Project Urgent!

Something interesting to consider might be the 727 that landed at Meigs one time. It was the final flight for the aircraft, as United donated it to the Museum of Science and Industry, and it is on permanent exhibit there. <a href="http://www.msichicago.org/exhibit/transport/flight/727.html" target=_...

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by WNfan
Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest RED-EYES
Replies: 8
Views: 3994

RE: Southwest RED-EYES

5p-10p flights aren't traditional red-eyes. I would define a red-eye flight as one where the flight lands near or after sunrise. Leaving <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> at midnight and arriving Chicago at 5:30am, now that's a red-eye. I think...

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by WNfan
Fri Oct 03, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Major Carriers Don't Fly To ORD?
Replies: 25
Views: 5360

RE: Which Major Carriers Don't Fly To ORD?

Mexicana dropped <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> and are <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> exclusively as of May 31. The three airlines this Chicagoland resident and frequent flier would like to see...

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by WNfan
Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Too Big For The Seat
Replies: 43
Views: 6427

RE: Too Big For The Seat

I like Southwest's policy. If you need two seats, you pay for two seats, and if the flight isn't full, you don't pay extra after all. Very sensible. I believe the policy is that if a passenger can't sit down between the armrests without raising them, then they require two seats. Also very sensible t...

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by WNfan
Thu Sep 25, 2003 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Gary, Indiana Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 4777

RE: Question About Gary, Indiana Airport

I believe they flew to Sanford <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym>, as well as BLV and I also want to say Portsmouth <acronym title="All-Nippon Airways (Japan)">NH</acronym>. Unfortunately, they pulled out. Red Lion Casino Express also has some flights to Elko <acronym title="NWT Air (Canada...

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by WNfan
Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Purchases Additional Aircraft
Replies: 15
Views: 2769

RE: Westjet Purchases Additional Aircraft

When will we see WestJet anywhere south of the border?

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by WNfan
Mon Sep 15, 2003 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will ATA Add Routes Next?
Replies: 69
Views: 5987

RE: Where Will ATA Add Routes Next?

Dear ATA fans and employees, I hope your airline does well. I really do. And I'm not posting this to badmouth anyone here. But I have a serious question. Given ATA's debt load, do they have the credit or the cash to buy or lease airplanes that are being stored in the desert? (As well as the ex-Natio...

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by WNfan
Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Will ATA Add Routes Next?
Replies: 69
Views: 5987

RE: Where Will ATA Add Routes Next?

I think the "friend to the south" refers to Mexico.

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by WNfan
Sat Sep 13, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Muslims Held At U.S. Airport For 16 Hours
Replies: 95
Views: 6187

RE: Toronto Muslims Held At U.S. Airport For 16 Hours

Sorry, in my post I meant to say "A vast majority of Americans have never ventured to travel to other parts of the world." Part of my point is that we are a society that essentially lives in a goldfish bowl.

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by WNfan
Sat Sep 13, 2003 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Robert Crandall Nominated For Amtrak Board
Replies: 2
Views: 2295

RE: Robert Crandall Nominated For Amtrak Board

Crandall is on the Halliburton board? No surprise that he's been picked by this administration...

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by WNfan
Sat Sep 13, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Announces Mrtc!
Replies: 16
Views: 2954

RE: ATA Announces Mrtc!

Is this possibly a reaction to the MDW runway overrun that occurred this week?

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by WNfan
Sat Sep 13, 2003 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Muslims Held At U.S. Airport For 16 Hours
Replies: 95
Views: 6187

RE: Toronto Muslims Held At U.S. Airport For 16 Hours

Sometimes I am ashamed to be an American. Our collective reaction to the awful events of two years ago, in my opinion, is atrocious. Locking up people in Guantánamo Bay for two years, without proper legal recourse, is anti-American and fundamentally wrong. I don't blame you non-Americans who choose ...

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by WNfan
Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas--is There A Master Plan Web Site?
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

RE: Las Vegas--is There A Master Plan Web Site?

Well with Terminal D being rather new, it doesn't make any sense to have it there. I'm not sure either. I would suggest the Las Vegas Review-Journal web page, but it's very weak. I'm not sure what other resources you could use. Good luck. I've enjoyed watching <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran In...

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by WNfan
Fri Sep 12, 2003 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas--is There A Master Plan Web Site?
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

RE: Las Vegas--is There A Master Plan Web Site?

I found a draft environmental assessment for Terminal 3. <a href="http://www.ricondoprojects.com/las/draftt3ea.pdf" target=_blank>http://www.ricondoprojects.com/las/draftt3ea.pdf</a> The McCarran web page also has information about the new consolidated rental car facility. <a href="http://www.mccarr...

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by WNfan
Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More JetBlue Flights To Upstate NY
Replies: 9
Views: 4700

RE: More JetBlue Flights To Upstate NY

Instead of "Upstate NY" the title should finish with "SYR and BVT".

Regardless, more good news for jetBlue passengers. I wish they served Chicago, as I would fly them to ski at Stowe. Oh well.

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by WNfan
Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Walk In, Steal Luggage, Walk Out
Replies: 24
Views: 3338

RE: Walk In, Steal Luggage, Walk Out

I'm really rather surprised that more bags aren't stolen. Thankfully, it seems to be somewhat rare. At <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>, claim checks are verified for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> but not for <acronym title="Americ...

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by WNfan
Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 Overrun At MDW
Replies: 72
Views: 12610

RE: 757 Overrun At MDW

Wow, that's quite a story. I'm glad no-one was hurt.

I hope this doesn't result in the elimination of 757s at MDW. Needless to say this would adversely affect ATA's operations.

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by WNfan
Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones And Jet Fuel?
Replies: 15
Views: 5250

RE: Cell Phones And Jet Fuel?

The guy in San Antonio was filling gasoline canisters that were <i>inside his vehicle</i>. That's a foolish thing to do -- I always remove my 2.5-gallon gasoline canister from the vehicle and fill it while it's on the ground. The reason is I don't want any gasoline spillage inside the vehicle, but n...

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by WNfan
Tue Sep 09, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Route 1994
Replies: 4
Views: 1720

RE: Southwest Route 1994

I think I have a 1994 schedule at home, I could check it. But I also think they never had <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym>-<acronym title="Midland (/ Odessa) - International (Regional) (MAF / KMAF), USA - Texas">MAF</acronym> non-stop. It's possibl...

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by WNfan
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Air Carriers
Replies: 2
Views: 2188

RE: New Air Carriers

Folks in the Quad Cities should be very grateful that AirTran and ATA serve MLI. If it wasn't for them, fares would be much higher to many places. Here's a curious story I have about MLI: A few years back, my wife was doing some work in Muscatine <acronym title="Iraqi Airways">IA</acronym>, and one ...

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by WNfan
Mon Sep 08, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha To The Nations Capital?
Replies: 50
Views: 3562

RE: Aloha To The Nations Capital?

I'd like to see them expand into the Pacific. Guam and Palau come to mind first.

My cousin is moving to Palau for one year, and airfares are currently very high thanks to the Continental Micronesia monopoly.

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by WNfan
Sun Sep 07, 2003 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cell Phones And Jet Fuel?
Replies: 15
Views: 5250

RE: Cell Phones And Jet Fuel?

Has anyone ever heard of a reported incident at a gasoline station, which resulted in the injury or death of anyone? I have been unable to find a single occurrence.

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by WNfan
Sun Sep 07, 2003 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: America West-Becoming A Major?
Replies: 26
Views: 3886

RE: America West-Becoming A Major?

America West has done something that is very rare in the airline industry: They have reinvented themselves. Two years ago they decided to stop gouging last-minute passengers, and changed their entire pricing structure such that Saturday night stays aren't required for good fares. As a result, <acron...

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by WNfan
Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Other Possible Hijacks Planned For 9-11?
Replies: 27
Views: 5035

RE: Other Possible Hijacks Planned For 9-11?

Tu154m, I have not heard this story posted anywhere. Were the five Saudis detained or arrested? And did they have any similar materiel (boxcutter knives, etc.) which were used on the hijacked flights? If your <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 738 <acronym title="New York - John F. ...

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by WNfan
Sat Sep 06, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do the airlines define stopovers?
Replies: 3
Views: 17040

RE: Stopovers

National Airlines allowed stopovers in Las Vegas at no charge for passengers connecting between eastern and western destinations. I enjoyed it once and it was a treat. Unfortunately, N7 is no more.

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by WNfan
Sat Sep 06, 2003 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest: No More RDU-MCI
Replies: 24
Views: 4332

RE: Southwest: No More RDU-MCI

I have a coworker in Raleigh who is a Delta die-hard. They have stranded him at Hartsfield several times due to a variety of issues, and their fares are higher and he has to change planes at <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> a...

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