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by cha747
Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just A REMINDER:AIRLINE Is On NOW!
Replies: 96
Views: 6983

RE: Just A REMINDER:AIRLINE Is On NOW!

I agree with Goingboeing...with fares dropping, I'm sure more, well...how should I put this...less sophisticated and less seasoned travelers are going to be hitting the skies. I have these types of patients who threaten to sue if you don't make them better RIGHT NOW. Of course, they don't understand...

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by cha747
Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Seen Your House Or Workplace From A Plane?
Replies: 44
Views: 4599

RE: Ever Seen Your House Or Workplace From A Plane

Yep...when landing at PHL, if we are flying south and west towards the airport and if we look out the right side of our a/c, we can see our center city highrise apt.

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by cha747
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard
Replies: 26
Views: 4464

RE: Biggest Aircraft-type Mix-up You Have Ever Heard

Back to the jumbo/747 thing...when I checked-in at <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> for a flight to <acronym title="Singapore - Changi (SI...

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by cha747
Tue Jan 13, 2004 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Airline Terminal
Replies: 52
Views: 5262

RE: Your Favorite Airline Terminal

HPN and <acronym title="Midland (/ Odessa) - International (Regional) (MAF / KMAF), USA - Texas">MAF</acronym> for size and convenience.... <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> and <acronym title="Philadelphia - International...

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by cha747
Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charlie Oscar Foxtrat Echo Alpha?
Replies: 11
Views: 5152

RE: Charlie Oscar Foxtrat Echo Alpha?

I used to live in Delaware, home of MBNA Bank. MBNA used to stand for "Maryland Bank, National Association" but once they left Maryland, the official party line was that MBNA stood for nothing. AOPA, one of MBNA's affinity credit card customers jokingly made a sign that read MBNA really stands for "...

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by cha747
Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vegetarian Food On Board International Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 16902

RE: Vegetarian Food On Board International Flights

Mog...you've really confused me this time...Hindus choose jhatka??? In anycase, this sounds like a reasonable move for domestic routes (veggie only option). With more of my friends and family eating non-veg food in India, however, how high is the demand for non-veg food on domestic flights? Or does ...

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by cha747
Sun Jan 11, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vegetarian Food On Board International Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 16902

RE: Vegetarian Food On Board International Flights

Piedmontgirl: Again, reason 476 why you should be hired as an airline consultant. I've flown a few times where the communication between the galley F/A's and the F/A's with the carts was severly lacking. As a result, all of the special meals were offloaded onto the first few rows being serviced (wit...

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by cha747
Sat Jan 10, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Piedmont/Allegheny/PSA Memories?
Replies: 31
Views: 3720

RE: Piedmont/Allegheny/PSA Memories?

This is kind of a weird memory...my Dad used to fly <acronym title="Sunflower Airlines (Fiji)">PI</acronym> all the time for business and he would always manage to come home with bags and bags of roasted almonds with the <acronym title="Sunflower Airlines (Fiji)">PI</acronym> logo on the silver bag....

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by cha747
Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typical Medical Emergencies
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

RE: Typical Medical Emergencies

FA4UA: If you liked that experience then you should go into Emergency Medicine...welcome to my world!! Usually physicians are the toughest patients and the most stubborn. Glad to hear that you called the defibrillator by it's real name...AED. What all is included in the medical kit? Are there any dr...

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by cha747
Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vegetarian Food On Board International Flights
Replies: 9
Views: 16902

RE: Vegetarian Food On Board International Flights

Interesting...have you ever gotten a hindu veg meal (HVML) that included seafood? <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>'s policy is that a HVML meal has no beef or poultry but fish is <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>. On a flight from <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roi...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To DEL/BOM
Replies: 54
Views: 6262

RE: CO To DEL/BOM

Yes B747-437B, that was pretty sterotypical but so true. I've seen these people jump-up when they see their relatives past customs at BOM. What to do... As far as direct service...besides <acronym title="Air India">AI</acronym>, which airlines? I flew <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acron...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A B747 With 4 777´s Engines
Replies: 22
Views: 7866

RE: A B747 With 4 777´s Engines

Here's an article about a problem that the <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acronym> testbed 747 had with carrying the 777 engine. The questions are did this fire occur with the 777 engine itself or was it somewhere else (the article isn't clear). Taken from: http://www.geocrawler.co...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alliance Air Question
Replies: 19
Views: 2177

RE: Alliance Air Question

Regarding the 737-2A8 that Alliance Air uses...I flew on one from Mumbai to Jamnagar a few years back and walking out to the tarmac at BOM, I was appalled to find that cable between the cabin and the tail flapping around in the wind. I can't recall ever seeing these on any 737's in the US or EU. Are...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typical Medical Emergencies
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

RE: Typical Medical Emergencies

allright...sematics aside...what are ANY emergencies that you may have encountered? And nobody still has answered the original question about the baby.

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To DEL/BOM
Replies: 54
Views: 6262

RE: CO To DEL/BOM

But back to the question at hand...<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> nonstop to DEL/BOM. Here's another angle. I know for a fact that many Seniors travelling this route request wheelchair assistance because of the tensions of having to chang...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typical Medical Emergencies
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

RE: Typical Medical Emergencies

Tiger119...I'm wondering how common this phenomenon is. We typically tell patients not to fly after surgery, especially cardiac surgery or cardiac interventions, because the altitude causes the hemoglobin to "give-up" its oxygen less easily to the heart muscle...oxygen that is needed for energy to k...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To DEL/BOM
Replies: 54
Views: 6262

RE: CO To DEL/BOM

Actually, I find the best service is on Indian carriers. I flew Damania in 1996 from Mumbai to Madras and experienced first class service in coach (fine china, real glasses, and fancy silverware all atop a cloth table mat). Flight crew were courteous and efficient. It's too bad when I returned two y...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To DEL/BOM
Replies: 54
Views: 6262

RE: CO To DEL/BOM

Before you fire off the next one, I know you meant LGW...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did AA Leave BNA
Replies: 2
Views: 3013

RE: Why Did AA Leave BNA

Thanks AATripleseven!

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To DEL/BOM
Replies: 54
Views: 6262

RE: CO To DEL/BOM

"then might as well corral the whole lot together at an airport like <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> or <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> or even <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did AA Leave BNA
Replies: 2
Views: 3013

Why Did AA Leave BNA

There are scant few articles out there, but why did <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> leave <acronym title="Nashville - International (Metropolitan) (BNA / KBNA), USA - Tennessee">BNA</acronym> (and <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Caroli...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Are Unaccompanied Children Handled On Planes?
Replies: 18
Views: 7007

RE: How Are Unaccompanied Children Handled On Planes?

When I was 12 I flew <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> from <acronym title="Chattanooga - Lovell Field (CHA / KCHA), USA - Tennessee">CHA</acronym>-<acronym title="Nashville - International (Metropolitan) (BNA / KBNA), USA - Tennessee">BNA</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort ...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Weird/Funny F/A Annoucments On Majors
Replies: 53
Views: 5687

RE: Weird/Funny F/A Annoucments On Majors

Heard on a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> flight from <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> to <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> Nov 26, 2003, the Wednesday ...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why MD 11 Is So Popular?
Replies: 58
Views: 12489

RE: Why MD 11 Is So Popular?

Is there a disadvantage to the TriJet configuration? I got to fly on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's in Dec 2002 (<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acr...

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by cha747
Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Typical Medical Emergencies
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

Typical Medical Emergencies

What are typical medical emergencies that are routinely encountered in flight? Abdominal pain and chest pain are the top two in North American Emergency Departments. What type of training do <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s get for in-flight medical emergencies? What happens on ...

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by cha747
Wed Dec 31, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Diverted To Your Final Destination?
Replies: 13
Views: 5322

RE: Have You Ever Diverted To Your Final Destination?

I know what you mean FoxBravo...in the 80's my Dad used to fly on business from <acronym title="Chattanooga - Lovell Field (CHA / KCHA), USA - Tennessee">CHA</acronym> to Knoxville (<acronym title="Knoxville - McGhee Tyson (TYS / KTYS), USA - Tennessee">TYS</acronym>??) and consistenly had to overfl...

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by cha747
Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Diverted To Your Final Destination?
Replies: 13
Views: 5322

Have You Ever Diverted To Your Final Destination?

Once my cousin was flying on TWA from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym> and then <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-S...

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by cha747
Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To DEL/BOM
Replies: 54
Views: 6262

RE: CO To DEL/BOM

Mog: Go back and read my so-called vapid statements...I was only half kidding....if that wasn't immediately given away with the winking smiley. I have similar circumloquacious conversations with my cousins in India on a regular basis and in the end, we all just end-up making besmirching statements. ...

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by cha747
Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To DEL/BOM
Replies: 54
Views: 6262

RE: CO To DEL/BOM

Oh...the fighting...I'm new to A.net (obviously) but isn't one of the "rules" to not criticize others?? Ok...typo...I meant <acronym title="Dubai - International (DXB / OMDB), United Arab Emirates">DXB</acronym>...as far as being childish...sheesh....how long did you take to look-up the fact that <a...

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by cha747
Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photography In India Airport
Replies: 10
Views: 7041

RE: Photography In India Airport

My understanding was that no photographs are to be taken of the layout of the passenger terminal and taxiway/runway layout of any Indian Airport. If these photos were to fall into "enemy" hands, they could be used to plan an attack on the airport (the same way the Mossad orchestrated the Raid on Ent...

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by cha747
Tue Dec 30, 2003 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO To DEL/BOM
Replies: 54
Views: 6262

RE: CO To DEL/BOM

In some ways <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s move is surprising and in other ways not. With the amount of Indians in North Jersey, this is a no brainer... they'll mint cash on this route. But for <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> to have to work with...

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by cha747
Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Longest Holding Pattern You've Been In?
Replies: 17
Views: 8440

What's The Longest Holding Pattern You've Been In?

Just after Air Tran started their <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-<acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> route, there was a fare-war with USAirways with r/t's starting at $88. I...

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by cha747
Tue Dec 30, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Couple Caught Having Sex On 757!
Replies: 127
Views: 53536

RE: Couple Caught Having Sex On 757!

I was talking with an F/A once who said that the crew has to get involved mainly when overweight couples get themselves stuck in the lav trying to join the MHC...and then they actually have to scream, knock, or push the call button to try and get assistance. The same F/A told me some stories about p...

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by cha747
Sun Dec 28, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History Of The Canarsie Approach
Replies: 3
Views: 7303

History Of The Canarsie Approach

Who coined this approach the Canarsie Approach? Why not the Ozone Park approach, the BQA (Brooklyn-Queens Approach) or the Belt Parkway approach? I've been trying to do different internet searches on this but to no avail. Does anyone know the history of the naming of this now (in)famous approach? Th...

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by cha747
Sun Dec 28, 2003 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's SONG, United's TED....
Replies: 15
Views: 6166

RE: Delta's SONG, United's TED....

i'm waiting for <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> to start their LCC...and to change the name of their airline as it is neither operating only in the SOUTH nor only in the WEST! All kidding aside, will Song and Ted have the same fate as Metrojet? I guess we'll have to stay tuned.

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by cha747
Sun Dec 28, 2003 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primaris Airlines - Just Another Dream, Maybe Not
Replies: 7
Views: 2618

RE: Primaris Airlines - Just Another Dream, Maybe Not

thanks rjpieces...the map and legend are a bit confusing...and the website itself a little cryptic. I wonder whose 757's they'll be flying. The idea at its core is great but will this be a regional LCC or will it become a big playa like jetblue or swa?

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by cha747
Sun Dec 28, 2003 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Cargo Door
Replies: 2
Views: 4057

767 Cargo Door

My wife and I were flying US from <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> in November (Sunday the 9th, I think...actually on our way back from GCM)...

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by cha747
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primaris Airlines - Just Another Dream, Maybe Not
Replies: 7
Views: 2618

RE: Primaris Airlines - Just Another Dream, Maybe Not

Hmm...I'm no A.net Crewmember but this all looks pretty suspicious to me. Why have so many US destinantions from Paris? Is there demand for this that <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, and all of the other carriers doing these routes cannot...

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by cha747
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best In-flight Magazine
Replies: 26
Views: 6464

RE: Best In-flight Magazine

My vote goes to the old Lufthansa Bordbuch! It was full of info on other airports and had maddeningly detailed maps of <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. My favorite existing is <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s America...

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by cha747
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Landings
Replies: 17
Views: 3926

RE: Water Landings

So from a non-pilot...can a 777, 747, or A380 be brought down safely in the drink? Safe enough that the life rafts can be deployed and almost every passenger (who doesn't have cardiac arrest in the mean time) float away alive? Has this ever happened?

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by cha747
Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Baghdad International
Replies: 27
Views: 5154

RE: The Future Of Baghdad International

Did Pan Am ever fly to Baghdad? Or TWA? If so, then perhaps <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> or <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> respectively would be natural segues into returning US aircraft to Baghdad. Perhaps <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acro...

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by cha747
Thu Dec 25, 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7's Impact On AA's Livery
Replies: 3
Views: 3928

RE: 7E7's Impact On AA's Livery

thanks for the quick responses...but that begs the question...what's Alclad?

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by cha747
Thu Dec 25, 2003 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7's Impact On AA's Livery
Replies: 3
Views: 3928

7E7's Impact On AA's Livery

Just had an interesting thought. If the 7E7 is going to be manufactured from non-conventional materials and if aluminum is not going to be the "base," will <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> (and airlines that use a similar livery) have to change the look of their a/c? Will the 7E...

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by cha747
Thu Dec 25, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Employees - Why So Different?
Replies: 37
Views: 5233

RE: Southwest Employees - Why So Different?

Speaking for the <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> contingent, I REALLY hope that <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> employees will brighten our "bah-humbug" airport. I've lived in the <acronym title="Philadelphia - Inter...

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by cha747
Thu Dec 25, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westchester (NY) Airport - Who Flies There?
Replies: 11
Views: 5954

RE: Westchester (NY) Airport - Who Flies There?

I think the terraserver picture is older than the current terminal...the middle of the "circle" driveway in the picture is where the current parking garage is at. The terminal is connected via connector bridges above the part of the circle to the area that is adjacent to where the planes are in the ...

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by cha747
Thu Dec 25, 2003 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westchester (NY) Airport - Who Flies There?
Replies: 11
Views: 5954

RE: Westchester (NY) Airport - Who Flies There?

Hi All...I've been reading the threads on a.net for the past month now but I decided to bite the bullet and pay money for membership so that I could respond to this thread. Westchester County Airport (<acronym title="White Plains - Westchester County (HPN / KHPN), USA - New York">HPN</acronym>...nam...

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