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by PanAm747
Fri May 09, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SAN Tours (& Photos From Mine)
Replies: 9
Views: 6637

RE: SAN Tours (& Photos From Mine)

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by PanAm747
Fri May 09, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SAN Tours (& Photos From Mine)
Replies: 9
Views: 6637

RE: SAN Tours (& Photos From Mine)

I've got all summer off from school...I think you just gave me a GREAT way to spend a beautiful day!!

btw, does the Commuter Terminal only date from 1996? I thought it was a LOT older than that!!

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by PanAm747
Mon May 05, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF Departure At LAX
Replies: 7
Views: 10211

RE: QF Departure At LAX

I saw the same concept last summer at <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>. While driving east on 494 between Eden Prarie and <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP /...

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by PanAm747
Mon May 05, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Booked Flights For 2008 Part 2.
Replies: 105
Views: 11946

RE: Your Booked Flights For 2008 Part 2.

As a school teacher, I definitely don't get a chance to fly for business, and pleasure trips are eating up a significant amount of $$$$, so my list is short: June: <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hart...

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by PanAm747
Fri May 02, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended Transfer/connection Time At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 10388

Recommended Transfer/connection Time At LAX

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by PanAm747
Thu May 01, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Recommended Transfer/connection Time At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 10388

Recommended Transfer/connection Time At LAX

Five hours and five minutes should be quite sufficient time to clear customs at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. You are in luck, also, that you are connecting to <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, as it is in terminal fou...

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by PanAm747
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Route Would You Like From/to Your Airport?
Replies: 51
Views: 7885

RE: Which Route Would You Like From/to Your Airpor

AC <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> with both an RON flight <acronym title="Anderson - Regional (County) (AND / KA...

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by PanAm747
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My UAL 747 Trip, Plus A Cross Country Train Trip!
Replies: 15
Views: 10620

RE: My UAL 747 Trip, Plus A Cross Country Train Trip!

Hey Nick!! I'm glad you are a train buff as well - when I was 19 back in 1985, I did a cross-country trip on Amtrak, but in the days before upgrades (at least for me!), I did the whole itinerary sleeping sitting up!! I did Bakersfield - Martinez, Martinez - Chicago, and then Chicago - Little Rock. O...

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by PanAm747
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Jets For Airlines..... Where Are They Now?
Replies: 8
Views: 7049

RE: First Jets For Airlines..... Where Are They No

Two odd coincidences for Pan Am: <LI>N708PA, the first 707 off the line (but maybe not the first delivered to PA), was destroyed in a crash on the island of Montserrat: <a href="http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19650917-0" target=_blank>http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php...

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by PanAm747
Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Did You Find A.net?
Replies: 26
Views: 4188

RE: How Did You Find A.net?

One of my earliest issues of Airliners magazine listed all the great websites available to aviation enthusiasts. I've been hooked ever since... <b>"which is odd, because I don't have an addictive personality!!</b> - Karen Walker, explaining her addiction to Jack's stories, <acronym title="Anderson -...

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by PanAm747
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 777 Transatlantic Service?
Replies: 11
Views: 5934

RE: AA 777 Transatlantic Service?

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by PanAm747
Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AA 777 Transatlantic Service?
Replies: 11
Views: 5934

RE: AA 777 Transatlantic Service?

I'd be leery of transferring through <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> without a VERY long layover...especially if it involves a terminal change. However, the <acronym title="Transaer (Ireland) and Trans Asian Airlines (Kazakhstan)">T7</acronym> is a magni...

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by PanAm747
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Is Your Favorite N.American Airline In 2008?
Replies: 31
Views: 8235

RE: What Is Your Favorite N.American Airline In 20

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by PanAm747
Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ugliest Livery Of Today´s Airlines
Replies: 37
Views: 8407

RE: Ugliest Livery Of Today´s Airlines

This is your brain: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1334155/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/1334155/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/5/1/1334155.jpg" alt="Click here for bigger photo!" b...

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by PanAm747
Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Baggage - Now Be Honest!
Replies: 54
Views: 4867

RE: Baggage - Now Be Honest!

No one seems to have mentioned all the things that cannot be "carried on" anymore - liquids, gels, and all other matters of personal hygiene. They must all be checked, thanks to a few terrorists who won that round in the never-ending war on terror. As a result, people must check bags. I used to be a...

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by PanAm747
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Anyone Depressed About The Aviation Industry?
Replies: 2
Views: 3547

RE: Anyone Depressed About The Aviation Industry?

I, for one, am saddened by the state of the aviation industry, but I have been that way for a very long time - ever since the first big name disappeared: <b>Braniff</b>. It was then I realized that things do NOT stay the same, and a name does not always ensure staying power. I remember when Pan Am s...

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by PanAm747
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Airport To Home You Flew To
Replies: 22
Views: 3996

RE: Closest Airport To Home You Flew To

Both of my homes are exactly the same distance from the closest airport I have ever flown to: <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> = 95 nm <a...

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by PanAm747
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Of (and Worst Of) Commuter Terminals
Replies: 10
Views: 4870

RE: Best Of (and Worst Of) Commuter Terminals

Don't forget <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym>'s Commuter Terminal!! This has to be the easiest to use airport terminal left in the U.S. - the lines are fairly short, security always goes quickly, and how can you beat the experi...

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by PanAm747
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Do You Find The Best Fares?
Replies: 25
Views: 8144

RE: How Do You Find The Best Fares?

Orbitz always gives me a rundown of not only which airlines are flying that route, but an approximation of the airfare/schedule combo I'm looking for! For example, for my Minnesota trip this summer at 4th of July, I started with Orbitz to tell me whose schedule was closest to what I needed <acronym ...

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by PanAm747
Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Has Any Merger Benefited You As A Customer?
Replies: 15
Views: 2790

RE: Has Any Merger Benefited You As A Customer?

If I may dare to be different, I will point out that a "divorce" of sorts, instead of a merger, has benefitted me! When Continental dropped ExpressJet from a lot of routes, <acronym title="Cambodia International Airlines">XE</acronym> started flying some point-to-point routes - and one of them was a...

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by PanAm747
Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help! Hawaii Trip Cxld.
Replies: 10
Views: 3537

RE: Help! Hawaii Trip Cxld.

For something REALLY unique, come down to San Diego and stay at the Del Coronado hotel: <a href="http://www.hoteldelcoronado.com" target=_blank>http://www.hoteldelcoronado.com</a> We're not supposed to be getting any rain anytime soon, and it should warm up nicely!! Plus, there's a multitude of fair...

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by PanAm747
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City With Most International Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 5957

RE: City With Most International Airports

Do <acronym title="White Plains - Westchester County (HPN / KHPN), USA - New York">HPN</acronym>, <acronym title="Newburgh - Stewart International (AFB) (SWF / KSWF), USA - New York">SWF</acronym>, and <acronym title="Islip - Long Island MacArthur (ISP / KISP), USA - New York">ISP</acronym> have int...

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by PanAm747
Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: City With Most International Airports
Replies: 16
Views: 5957

RE: City With Most International Airports

Are we talking "within the city limits"? Or metropolitan areas?

In either case, I think London wins - I cannot think of any other locations on the planet with five international airports with commercial service.

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by PanAm747
Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yet Another SAN-BFL-SAN XJet Trip - Great!
Replies: 3
Views: 4337

RE: Yet Another SAN-BFL-SAN XJet Trip - Great!

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by PanAm747
Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Delta SAN-ATL-SAN First Class Reconfig 767
Replies: 7
Views: 14005

RE: Delta SAN-ATL-SAN First Class Reconfig 767

You are lucky that you got to fly not only in an upgraded 767, but in a 767 out of <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> at all!! By summer all 767 flights to/from <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / K...

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by PanAm747
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How To Build The World's Lowest Cost Airline?
Replies: 8
Views: 5639

RE: How To Build The World's Lowest Cost Airline?

Having passengers pull the shades when leaving the plane to keep the heat out and lower the <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> costs. <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> does this for at least six months out of the year at <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (...

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by PanAm747
Mon Mar 24, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Will RJ Airports Look Like In One Year?
Replies: 9
Views: 5725

RE: What Will RJ Airports Look Like In One Year?

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by PanAm747
Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Yet Another SAN-BFL-SAN XJet Trip - Great!
Replies: 3
Views: 4337

Yet Another SAN-BFL-SAN XJet Trip - Great!

Yet another of Scott's favorite flights...I spent two days with family in Bakersfield, and while XJet is still doing branded flying, I will continue to patronize their flights. Tuesday, March 18 ExpressJet Flight #445 N14907 Getting to the airport from North Park involved not one but TWO major delay...

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by PanAm747
Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best And Worst Of Airline Websites
Replies: 15
Views: 6920

RE: Best And Worst Of Airline Websites

I was going to do a post on here about "Airlines' Website Eccentricities", but no need - this will do just fine! Frontier's website has a couple of very odd features - first, it is the only airline website I have ever been to that does NOT recognize the three digit codes! In shopping for flights, ty...

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by PanAm747
Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Is This?
Replies: 5
Views: 4369

RE: What Airline Is This?

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by PanAm747
Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Airline Is This?
Replies: 5
Views: 4369

RE: What Airline Is This?

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by PanAm747
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Close Calls, Emergencies, Serious Incidents
Replies: 39
Views: 5164

RE: Your Close Calls, Emergencies, Serious Inciden

In August, 1988, I was flying <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Bakersfield - Meadows Field (BFL / KBFL), USA - California">BFL</acronym> on an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> MD80 when over southeastern...

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by PanAm747
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Chicago: Flying Into MDW (Or Is ORD Better?)
Replies: 6
Views: 29947

RE: Chicago: Flying Into MDW (Or Is ORD Better?)

Whichever airport you fly into - and see if you could fly into one and fly out of the other - use public transportation. It's cheap, it's easy, it's reliable, and it goes everywhere you might want. Cabs are ridiculously expensive and the L is GREAT!! You'll need a few days to see everything - if you...

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by PanAm747
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JNB-YVR... Via Europe, UK Or USA?
Replies: 16
Views: 4631

RE: JNB-YVR... Via Europe, UK Or USA?

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by PanAm747
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Into DCA (or IAD?) Enough Time?
Replies: 16
Views: 17838

RE: Flying Into DCA (or IAD?) Enough Time?

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by PanAm747
Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying Into DCA (or IAD?) Enough Time?
Replies: 16
Views: 17838

RE: Flying Into DCA (or IAD?) Enough Time?

<a href="http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm" target=_blank>http://www.wmata.com/metrorail/systemmap.cfm</a> Dulles is VERY far from the metro DC area, whereas National is on the banks of the Potomac. Both the blue line and yellow line Metro trains (one of the most impressive mass transit s...

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by PanAm747
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does It Mean To Have An Inop APU?
Replies: 19
Views: 17211

RE: What Does It Mean To Have An Inop APU?

APU = Auxiliary Power Unit, for readers who might know the terminology. The APU was designed for airports that did not, at the time of its initial development, have the modern "plug-in" facilities that virtually all of them have today. Basically, the APU allows a plane to turn off both of its engine...

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by PanAm747
Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things That You Still Enjoy About Flying!
Replies: 17
Views: 5018

Things That You Still Enjoy About Flying!

Okay, we've griped, we've moaned, we've gotten it out of our systems. That's healthy. We know to do it outside the airport grounds - where no one can hear us except those we know are sympathetic. It's called "venting". So, to provide the <b>yang</b> to the <b>yin</b>, let's talk about things that we...

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by PanAm747
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things That Irritate You In The Aviation World
Replies: 31
Views: 6952

RE: Things That Irritate You In The Aviation World

1) NIMBY's that have made any kind of expansion of airports - especially in California - impossible. They don't mind their children choking on the fumes from stalled traffic on the gridlocked freeways 365/24/7, but airplanes? Tools of the devil. They should be banned - until they want to go cross-co...

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by PanAm747
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trip Advise, New York City
Replies: 12
Views: 3775

RE: Trip Advise, New York City

If you fly into <acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym>, you will need to connect from the airport to the train station. Shouldn't be too bad $$$-wise. Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route runs trains from Boston to NYC via both Providen...

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by PanAm747
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airport Would You Build A Railway To
Replies: 43
Views: 5822

RE: Which Airport Would You Build A Railway To

In the United States, rail lines to airports are almost non-existent for a very sad reason - taxi drivers, at least in San Diego, killed the proposal years ago to have the Trolley stop at the airport. They claimed it would "take food out of their childrens' mouths". Remember, the next time you're st...

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by PanAm747
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinions On Delta & US Airways?
Replies: 11
Views: 5481

RE: Opinions On Delta & US Airways?

Unless your 757 is an ex-Song bird and has the IFE... I flew <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>-<acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> on one last summer and won three of the five r...

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by PanAm747
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: JNB-YVR... Via Europe, UK Or USA?
Replies: 16
Views: 4631

RE: JNB-YVR... Via Europe, UK Or USA?

Keep in mind, though, all the associated situations with transferring: <LI>If your family is travelling via <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>, make sure its AFTER <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym> has opened and gotten the kinks out...thi...

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by PanAm747
Wed Mar 05, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest "Detours" Between 2 "Close&
Replies: 8
Views: 4717

Longest "Detours" Between 2 "Close&

Long-winded title, but I got it all in!! I recently read a trip report on another site, about a Canadian living in Seoul, Korea, and his visit to North Korea. His journey involved having to fly <acronym title="Seoul - Incheon International (ICN / RKSI), South Korea">ICN</acronym> to <acronym title="...

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by PanAm747
Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I Love AA
Replies: 27
Views: 2894

RE: I Love AA

Actually, I'm glad you enjoy <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>!! I hope that both you and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> are finding your relationship to be mutually profitable. Most <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym>'s (like most people in gener...

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by PanAm747
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Worst You've Had To Pee During A Flight
Replies: 20
Views: 47269

RE: The Worst You've Had To Pee During A Flight

They always say "while flying, you should keep yourself properly rehydrated". Unless of course, you're flying out of Chicago <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. After having a bit of time to kill, I had a small bottle of water. As they were cal...

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by PanAm747
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Most Iconic Aircraft Of Its Era
Replies: 28
Views: 9992

RE: The Most Iconic Aircraft Of Its Era

After the movie "Airport '75", which used actual air-to-air photography instead of ridiculous stock footage, the 747 became the ONLY aircraft for me. To this day, I'd still pay extra for a plane ticket if a 747 was the plane. For the 1970's, I have to say that while the L-1011 and DC-10 were fine ai...

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by PanAm747
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question: Why Did We Take Off The Opposite Way?
Replies: 19
Views: 8435

RE: Question: Why Did We Take Off The Opposite Way?

<a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/3493331" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/3493331</a> I asked the same kind of question last summer after seeing a <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> 747-400 ta...

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by PanAm747
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best & Worse Airline Meal/s
Replies: 19
Views: 5820

RE: Best & Worse Airline Meal/s

It always stands out to me that TWA always had the best breakfasts... Best meal - United 777 First Class <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acr...

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by PanAm747
Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If You Could Rebuid Heathrow
Replies: 18
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RE: If You Could Rebuid Heathrow

First order of business: Do NOT, under any circumstances, let BAA anywhere NEAR the new facility!! <LI>Three parallel runways. <LI>Industrial complexes replacing homes at either end of the runways (after a safe distance, of course!!). <LI>Multiple parallel state-of-the-art terminals that can process...

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