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by roseflyer
Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aborted Landings Have You Had One As A Passenger?
Replies: 49
Views: 11576

RE: Aborted Landings Have You Had One?

Well since I am not a pilot I have never "had" one, but I have been in a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> A320 at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> when we had one. We were coming in too high and fast, and I was listening to ...

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by roseflyer
Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Exciting Airport To Land At
Replies: 18
Views: 7142

Most Exciting Airport To Land At

I have to agree with Mizzou65201. JNU as well as some other airports such as (SIT) Sitka and (KTN) Ketchikan in southeast Alaska are amazing. All of them have mountains and water really close together and are spectacular from an <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> 737. If it is sunny...

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by roseflyer
Thu Mar 11, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Most Expensive Airfare You've Ever Paid?
Replies: 23
Views: 5904

RE: The Most Expensive Airfare You've Ever Paid?

Most expensive: 10,300$ for an around the world first class trip <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> - BLR / DEL on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym>. Superb service 2nd...

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by roseflyer
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaskan Airlines IFE
Replies: 5
Views: 1864

RE: Alaskan Airlines IFE

Alaska (AS) does not have any set IFE system on all of its flights. On its transcon flights it has a portable system you can rent for 10$ in economy (free in First class) that shows movies on it. It is like a portable DVD player. It is only available on its longer flights. Other than that, the only ...

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by roseflyer
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA/TAC
Replies: 26
Views: 2802

RE: SEA/TAC

There was even a plan drawn up for a new international terminal where the current Alaska cargo facility is, but this was before 9/11. Since then it has been shelved permanently. The west side of the airport is where the 3rd runway is going, and that is likely to not allow much expansion space withou...

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by roseflyer
Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA/TAC
Replies: 26
Views: 2802

RE: SEA/TAC

Building another airport in Seattle or Tacoma and the surrounding region would be next to impossible. <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> has a little space to expand now, and is in the process of building a much needed third runway, which h...

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by roseflyer
Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Approach To LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 3536

RE: Approach To LAX

Yeah, basically zero because the winds will be from the west as usual. You will get a look at the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>, and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> terminals on landing though because yo...

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by roseflyer
Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best U.S. Frequent Flyer Prog.
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

RE: Best U.S. Frequent Flyer Prog.

Well I have a United Mileage Plus credit card. It is useful, but I never really spend enough to get much of a reward off of it. I can only get 2000-3000 miles a year because I don't spend that much, but overall it is useful. However there is a pretty hefty fee of 65 dollars per year for most of the ...

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by roseflyer
Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A340 Flight!
Replies: 30
Views: 4299

RE: First A340 Flight!

Well my first A340 flight was relatively recent. I went <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> on <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> first class. Th...

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by roseflyer
Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Airline Merger Was The Largest Ever?
Replies: 26
Views: 4006

RE: What Airline Merger Was The Largest Ever?

Well monitarily the largest merger/takeover in Europe was the 913 million (US$) paid. The 11.6 billion $ deal between UA and US would have been the biggest.

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by roseflyer
Tue Mar 09, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1 Hour Transfer Time @ LAX, Will I Make It?
Replies: 22
Views: 7367

RE: 1 Hour Transfer Time @ LAX, Will I Make It?

Yeah I fully agree that Customs and Immigration <acronym title="Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN / ZGGG), China">CAN</acronym> be bad at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. For example a year ago my second cousin was connecting from <acronym title="Air N...

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by roseflyer
Thu Feb 26, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 7E7 Just Upgraded 767-400ER?
Replies: 23
Views: 3736

RE: 7E7 Just Upgraded 767-400ER?

Well I wrote a research paper for a college class on the 7E7's effect on Boeing. The 7E7 offers a lot that can surpass previous aircraft. <a href="http://www.rose-hulman.edu/~khanja/researchpaper/index.htm" target=_blank>http://www.rose-hulman.edu/~khanja/researchpaper/index.htm</a> If the 7E7 is ex...

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by roseflyer
Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Odd Checked Luggage To Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 2662

RE: Odd Checked Luggage To Alaska

When I was waiting for a flight in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> a few years ago I saw that <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> transported 7 live deer in a 732 Combi. I was shocked at how they got them out of there, an...

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by roseflyer
Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Long Till Your Next Flight?
Replies: 135
Views: 8710

RE: How Long Till Your Next Flight?

Fri Feb 27 <acronym title="Indianapolis - International (IND / KIND), USA - Indiana">IND</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on <acronym title="U...

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by roseflyer
Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Round The World Trip?
Replies: 17
Views: 4092

RE: Round The World Trip?

Just last August I did a round the world trip when I went to India, and ended up only spending 3 days there. This was the cheapest itinerary in F class. <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>-<acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Na...

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by roseflyer
Sat Feb 21, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Clubs
Replies: 27
Views: 2844

RE: Airline Clubs

Well StarGold, your plan could work, but they still can deny you entry. When travelling alone on United with a J class ticket I was denied entry to the RCC a few years ago at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> because I was 16. Even though I was...

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by roseflyer
Sat Feb 21, 2004 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Tail, Who's That Guy?
Replies: 37
Views: 13711

RE: Alaska Tail, Who's That Guy?

There have been quite a few discussions here in the past about it, but no one has come up with the "official" name for the Eskimo on the tail. However I think it would be cool for them to name him differently on every plane, kind of like other airlines name their planes.

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by roseflyer
Sat Feb 21, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Long Crj Flights
Replies: 31
Views: 3437

RE: Long Crj Flights

The longest CRJ flight I have been on was <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> - <acronym title="Palm Springs - International (Regional / Municipal) (PSP / KPSP), US...

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by roseflyer
Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Class Travel
Replies: 2
Views: 2401

RE: Business Class Travel

I'll start by saying that I haven't flown any of these airlines with their new J class. But for business Class <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym>,JAL,SQ, ANA have lie flat seats that are angled to the floor. <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym> is currently ins...

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by roseflyer
Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA-Moscow Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

RE: SEA-Moscow Why?

Sorry to be confusing but the numbers I heard were from the 2000 Census. For the actual city of Seattle there are (estimated) 8000 people who list Russian as their primary language in their home. As for the entire state of Washington the figure grows to 31,339 people. ps. I grew up in Mercer Island ...

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by roseflyer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: North American Carriers Flying To Easter Europe
Replies: 3
Views: 3186

RE: North American Carriers Flying To Easter Europe

Delta Serves <acronym title="Moscow - Sheremetyevo (SVO / UUEE), Russia">SVO</acronym>, <acronym title="OLD: Athens (- Hellinikon) (ATH / LGAT) (closed), Greece AND CURRENT: Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos (Spata) (ATH / LGAV), Greece">ATH</acronym>, and <acronym title="Istanbul - Ataturk (Yesilkoy) ...

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by roseflyer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA-Moscow Why?
Replies: 19
Views: 2801

RE: SEA-Moscow Why?

There is a Russian speaking population of roughly 8000 people in the Seattle area. There is also a Russian Consulate in Seattle. Also there is a fair bit of buisness travel because of the high tech companies like Microsoft in Seattle and the growing Russian market.

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by roseflyer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SEA And MSP-London
Replies: 17
Views: 2342

RE: SEA And MSP-London

Another reason that <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> doesn't see many flights ot <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> or to the rest of Europe is because it is located at the corner of the country....

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by roseflyer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did CO Flee DEN?
Replies: 16
Views: 3175

RE: Why Did CO Flee DEN?

Well <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has traditionally been the largest carrier in <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>. The A concourse was to h...

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by roseflyer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Did CO Flee DEN?
Replies: 16
Views: 3175

RE: Why Did CO Flee DEN?

I know one of <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s main reasons for leaving Denver was high landing Fees at Stapleton. When the switch happened to the new airport the fees were too high and the yields from the fierce competition were too low so Continental decided to get out. A...

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by roseflyer
Wed Feb 18, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance?
Replies: 26
Views: 2814

RE: Star Alliance?

I am Star Gold (United Premier Executive) and have had trouble upgrading in the past on certain carriers. From what I understand upgrades are up to the individual airline in question, but are generally not permitted. I knew that when I tried to go to Europe a few years ago SAS was not willing to do ...

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by roseflyer
Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Of Your Airport's International Flights
Replies: 26
Views: 5155

RE: All Of Your Airport's International Flights

What about STL-YYZ on Jazz? I thought they were still operating the route.

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by roseflyer
Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Ticket Counters
Replies: 3
Views: 2643

RE: United Ticket Counters

Here are all of the mainline destinations for <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> that have the new Easy Checkin counters for sure. Many others have had it installed recently or are in the process. All airports should have it by mid-late 2004. <acronym title="San Diego - Internationa...

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by roseflyer
Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Late Like Always
Replies: 26
Views: 2870

RE: AS Late Like Always

Another problem is in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>. Low clouds limit the airport to one runway for arrivals about 44% of the time because the runways are so close together. While coming in on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA<...

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by roseflyer
Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Inter-Europe Routes
Replies: 6
Views: 3039

RE: UA's Inter-Europe Routes

According to <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s website they started flights to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> from the United States in 1991 and also served <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym...

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by roseflyer
Sat Feb 14, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Late Like Always
Replies: 26
Views: 2870

RE: AS Late Like Always

2002 On time Rankings 1. United 2. American 3. Continental 4. US Airways 5. America West 6. Southwest 7. Northwest 8. Delta 9. American Eagle 10. Alaska They are definitely not the most on time airline, and with turns of 35 minutes at many major airports it difficult for them to avoid some delays. H...

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by roseflyer
Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Or SK 'C' Class Longhaul?
Replies: 15
Views: 3307

RE: LH Or SK 'C' Class Longhaul?

The current seat pitch is 48' on <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> and 50' on <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym> in business. I find that <acronym title="Scandinavian Airlines (Denmark/Norway/Sweden)">SK</acronym>'s seats are rather comfortabl...

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