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by Womack17
Wed May 12, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PBI.......Palm Beach International
Replies: 32
Views: 3558

RE: PBI.......Palm Beach International

One of my best flight experiences was an after dark Delta n/s from <acronym title="West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International (PBI / KPBI), USA - Florida">PBI</acronym> to Hartford on a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 763 - Very nice three hour flight with a nice dinner and a fil...

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by Womack17
Wed May 12, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pilots' Arrogance.....Unbelievable!
Replies: 117
Views: 14328

RE: Unfound Arrogance...........Unbelievable!

I found this to be utterly disgusting. The audacity of these two pilots would really have struck a cord with me had I been a passenger boarding this flight. I would have immediately walked right off the aircraft and alerted management. Then I would have asked to be put on another flight-one in which...

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by Womack17
Wed May 12, 2004 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maintenance Hanger At RDU
Replies: 17
Views: 3092

RE: Maintenance Hanger At RDU

As previously mentioned much work is being done at EWN (New Bern) - A new tower is on the agenda to go along with the still new and pristine terminal. For years (after <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> pulled out of <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU)...

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by Womack17
Wed May 12, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes That Your Local Airport Needs
Replies: 53
Views: 5255

RE: Routes That Your Local Airport Needs

<I>"Let's request for a <acronym title="Mexico City - Licenciado Benito Juarez International (MEX / MMMX), Mexico">MEX</acronym>-<acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>. Now tell me, because I've never been to Raleigh, what is it like? Good ...

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by Womack17
Sat May 08, 2004 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Hub Airports
Replies: 44
Views: 5389

----RE: Old Hub Airports

<I>"But I heard through the rumor mill that United Express and Air Canada Jazz were moving to Terminal C to make room for Indy-Air..."</I> I hadn't heard that - kind of strange - Why not leave the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 146's. CRJ's, J41's and the Jazz CRJ's where they a...

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by Womack17
Thu May 06, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Thoughts On The EMB-170
Replies: 23
Views: 6291

RE: Your Thoughts On The EMB-170

This is my first time seeing this aircraft - Wow what a beauty. I can't wait to fly on one. In the US what will my first opportunity be? Does anyone know specifics on this?

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by Womack17
Thu May 06, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Turboprop You've Ever Flown On
Replies: 56
Views: 14678

RE: Best Turboprop You've Ever Flown On

Have flown the Dash 8-200 and 300 from EWN to <acronym title="Charlotte - Douglas International (CLT / KCLT), USA - North Carolina">CLT</acronym> many times - always a smooth ride and plenty of room. The <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> on this flight is usually very friendly as m...

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by Womack17
Thu May 06, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Hub Airports
Replies: 44
Views: 5389

RE: Old Hub Airports

LOL - That's a good one - Thanks for the laugh. I love North Carolina - I did live in Texas for 3 years while in graduate school at UTEP - not really Texas in El Paso though - New Mexico should have annexed ELP years ago.

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by Womack17
Thu May 06, 2004 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Hub Airports
Replies: 44
Views: 5389

RE: Old Hub Airports

This is a real tough subject for me. When <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> opened Terminal C at <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> it was something to behold. For all of us who had for years crammed into Terminal A ...

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by Womack17
Sat May 01, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airport" Show -Miami- On Discovery Wings
Replies: 22
Views: 4664

RE: "Airport" Show -Miami- On Discovery Wings

These are new Miami episodes - all of these were filming in 2003 well after 9/11/01

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by Womack17
Sat May 01, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airport" Show -Miami- On Discovery Wings
Replies: 22
Views: 4664

RE: "Airport" Show -Miami- On Discovery Wings

This "Airport" marathon is on until 1000 hrs EDT - The "Miami" episodes were filming in 2003

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by Womack17
Fri Apr 30, 2004 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Inflight Meals In Coach?
Replies: 49
Views: 6050

RE: Best Inflight Meals In Coach?

The best food I have ever had on a flight was a Delta 727 <acronym title="El Paso - International (ELP / KELP), USA - Texas">ELP</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU...

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by Womack17
Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Turbulence Getting More Common?
Replies: 50
Views: 9977

RE: Is Turbulence Getting More Common?

This is indeed a most interesting topic and I would really love to hear from some pilots and/or <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>'s who are in the air on a regular basis. It's funny that someone mentioned the <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - Nort...

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by Womack17
Thu Apr 29, 2004 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Route Does Your Local Airport Need Most?
Replies: 115
Views: 8122

RE: What Route Does Your Local Airport Need Most?

RDU has many needs and I do agree with all of those listed. Buffalo is a high demand market and I am really surprised <acronym title="Mandarin Airlines (Taiwan)">AE</acronym> hasn't added it with a <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> at the very least. San Jose/Silicon Valley and Raleigh-D...

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by Womack17
Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAirways And A Western Hub?
Replies: 64
Views: 6312

RE: USAirways And A Western Hub?

I also was thinking about Las Vegas and had to laugh when I saw that Trekster and I were thinking along the same lines. I think they could also consider <acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> - another major city with sufficient flig...

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by Womack17
Tue Apr 27, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin USA/Raleigh Durham
Replies: 0
Views: 1588

Virgin USA/Raleigh Durham

About three weeks ago I sent a letter to the Virgin USA group asking them to consider <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> as one of their destinations when they begin their LCC in the US. I received this email reply this morning: <I>Dear...

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International Routes From RDU.
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

RE: International Routes From RDU.

To answer two of your previous questions: 1. Yes there was indeed n/s service to Cancun. Midway ran it on one of their F100's. 2. Canadian Air did fly into Raleigh- flew the F28-1000 to <acronym title="Toronto - Lester B. Pearson International (Malton) (YYZ / CYYZ), Canada - Ontario">YYZ</acronym> a...

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 26, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airport" TV Show
Replies: 29
Views: 5134

RE: "Airport" TV Show

I think "Airport" is soooooo much better than "Airline" even though I watch that also. I am glad to see that we are going to get to see Maria from Cyrus Air. She was my favorite. I still watch the newer episodes, but they just aren't the same without Maria. Also in the newer episodes the person shop...

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International Routes From RDU.
Replies: 21
Views: 3570

International Routes From RDU.

Currently American has the only mainline flight out of <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> and it flies to <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym> utilizing a 772. From what I have been told the fligh...

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Case Airborn Scenario You Imagine.
Replies: 29
Views: 3373

RE: Worst Case Airborn Scenario You Imagine.

Thank you both for your kind words. I am sure that I over reacted to the original post. Even though it will be two years this coming January. I understand the uneasiness about flying. A lot of people have worries and anxieties over aircraft accidents and I believe that 90% of that comes from knowing...

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Is Your Next Flight?
Replies: 147
Views: 8734

RE: When Is Your Next Flight?

My next flight is a first class seat from <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> nonstop to Phoenix on America West Flight 842 an Airbus 319 - Incidentally, does the 319 have an inflight movie option for these longer flights or do I need to...

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Case Airborn Scenario You Imagine.
Replies: 29
Views: 3373

RE: Worst Case Airborn Scenario You Imagine.

I realize that as aircraft enthusiasts we are interested in talking about many topics of aviation. I have to say however, that I find this topic to be insensitive. Granted most aircraft accidents are survivable but for those of us who have lost loved ones to accidents, we really don't spend much tim...

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 19, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC8 - DC9 - DC10 - 707 - 727!
Replies: 23
Views: 3778

RE: DC8 - DC9 - DC10 - 707 - 727!

I have only had the pleasure of flying on a DC10 once in my life. I had a first class ticket with United Airlines from <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona"...

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by Womack17
Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU - Too Crowded For New Carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 2696

RE: RDU - Too Crowded For New Carriers

I posted this earlier in another thread but it is certainly relevent to this discussion. What a lot of people don't realize about <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> is that all of the commercial airlines except American are all crammed ...

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by Womack17
Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RDU - Too Crowded For New Carriers
Replies: 15
Views: 2696

RE: RDU - Too Crowded For New Carriers

Midway2AirTran - Does that mean that you were formerly employed with <acronym title="Midway Airlines (USA)">JI</acronym>? I miss them so much. Never has a bad experience. I loved flying on the Fokker 100. What a great aircraft. Also if you do work for AirTran now can you please tell me why your airl...

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by Womack17
Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why'd AA Basically Abandon RDU
Replies: 31
Views: 4379

RE: Why'd AA Basically Abandon RDU

I remember going to the ribbon-cutting for Terminal C. It was magnificent compared to the much older Term A. When they had the hub it was great. When they pulled out it absolutely broke my heart. I still remember climbing on board on one of those gorgeous DC10's. Flew them <acronym title="Boston - G...

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by Womack17
Fri Apr 16, 2004 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Cities
Replies: 68
Views: 3910

RE: AirTran Cities

I would like to know the same about <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> if anyone can answer that. I just don't understand why <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> hasn't added NS service to other cities. I have flown <acronym tit...

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by Womack17
Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amer. Conn.: Possible New RDU Hub
Replies: 18
Views: 3189

RE: Amer. Conn.: Possible New RDU Hub

One more thought on this topic as it applies to my "home" airport - EWN New Bern/Craven County - This airport is dying for another carrier to come in. When Midway did fly the J32's in here to Raleigh - I used them often and never got on a flight that wasn't sold out. I realize 19 pax at a time doesn...

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by Womack17
Thu Apr 15, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amer. Conn.: Possible New RDU Hub
Replies: 18
Views: 3189

RE: Amer. Conn.: Possible New RDU Hub

I hope they can get this going. Corporate Airlines actually was the Midway Connection commuter partner after Midway ended their contract with Great Lakes Aviation. They fly the J32's. They never actually painted their aircraft in Midway Colors even though they had the service for well over 2 years. ...

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by Womack17
Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service At FLL Quite Surprised
Replies: 16
Views: 3010

RE: AA Service At FLL Quite Surprised

They also serve RDU with two RJ flights on Sat and Sun. - Rather new service to RDU

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by Womack17
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

RE: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

I have a good friend who is a ticket agent for Southwest and we talk at least a few times a month. He called me last night just to catch up and find out how I was doing. I mentioned to him that there had been a recent discussion about new destinations. He told me that Southwest has a bad case of "it...

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by Womack17
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW DC9-10s - What Routes?
Replies: 27
Views: 4004

RE: NW DC9-10s - What Routes?

Memphis v Raleigh/Durham, <acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Air Cargo (USA)">NC</acronym> Detroit v Raleigh/Durham, <acronym title="National Jet Systems (Australia) and Northern Air Cargo (USA)">NC</acronym> Charlotte v Minneapolis/St. Paul Just to name a few from my neck...

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by Womack17
Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Moments On A Fight
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

RE: Interesting Moments On A Fight

"They had a long and wet french kiss" - wow I have to say my blanket would have quickly become a tent. That is incredible. Did you let on later on that you knew? I could not have resisted. Right before departed the aircraft, I would have had to say something to the effect of "Ladies that beautiful k...

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by Womack17
Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

RE: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

I would have to agree with that <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>-<acronym title="Providence - Theodore Francis Green State (PVD / KPVD), USA - Rhode Island">PVD</acronym> will be a profitable route and I don't think it will be long be...

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by Womack17
Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Your Thoughts
Replies: 36
Views: 3126

RE: MD-11 Your Thoughts

I read or saw a program once and it talked abou how nice the MD11 was for the pax but that the cockpit is just awful. The seating in very uncomfortable. Are there any M11 pilots out there to lend credence to this statement?

Thanks,
Mark

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by Womack17
Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Airline Games?
Replies: 44
Views: 8881

RE: Airline Games?

I would like to know about these also. I really enjoy working with schedules and seeing if markets could work with flights between them. I know that the Sim series has done many variations like SimCity, SimAdventure Parks, etc. Do they have a SimAirline?

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by Womack17
Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

RE: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

That wouldn't be a bad idea. Midway ran non-stops to Cancun in a F100 for several years. It really is a shame Midway didn't survive. I flew them many times - always first class and never had a bad experience. They were always super courteous and the food both hot and cold was always very taste. I ha...

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by Womack17
Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

RE: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

Thanks for all the responses. If anyone hears anything else please let me know. Thanks

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by Womack17
Tue Apr 06, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

RE: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

I stand corrected on the San Juan flights. I had not heard that they were ever started.

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 05, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

RE: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

Trying to keep the post going - Hoping for some responses.

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by Womack17
Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)
Replies: 16
Views: 2825

Destination Additions To/from Raleigh/Durham (RDU)

I am interested in finding out any information (cold hard facts/mere rumors) about in destination additions to and from <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>. The Airport authority announced in their most recent newsletter that there would...

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