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by travelin man
Tue Apr 18, 2000 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Retaliation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Airline Retaliation?

I had posted previously about AA beginning non-stop service from LAX to St. Louis. It seemed kind of odd, especially considering TWA's fortress hub is St. Louis. I just read about TWA encroaching on AA's turf at their San Juan hub. Is this a blatant example of airline retaliation? Is AA trying to te...

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by travelin man
Sat Apr 15, 2000 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Or Boeing 747 For LAX To Europe Flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 7851

RE: A340 Or Boeing 747 For LAX To Europe Flights?

Just for clarification, here are the non-stops to Europe from LAX (that I can remember): United: Heathrow (777), Paris CDG (777) American: Heathrow (767-300), Paris CDG (767-300) (Changing to 777 in May) British Airways: Heathrow (747-400) Virgin: Heathrow (747-400, A340) Air New Zealand: Heathrow (...

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by travelin man
Sat Apr 15, 2000 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An Interesting Study About All-Boeing Airlines
Replies: 15
Views: 3682

RE: An Interesting Study About All-Boeing Airlines

What's even more interesting about this "study" is the fact that Boeing is taking credit for the reliability of the MD80, MD90, DC10, MD11, and even the 717. Boeing had nothing to do with the design, development, or manufacture of these planes (with the exception of the 717), so how can they take cr...

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by travelin man
Fri Apr 14, 2000 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX
Replies: 52
Views: 2991

RE: Travelin Man

I don't argue that UAL is dominant in CA (although Southwest could have something to say about that). Believe me, many of my miles have been accrued flying the LAX-SFO Shuttle route. The United Shuttle has only been around for about 6 years, I believe. Before that, Southwest was king, and before tha...

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by travelin man
Fri Apr 14, 2000 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX
Replies: 52
Views: 2991

RE: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX

>> AA has nowhere near the loyalty/recognition in Cal << Speaking as a resident of Southern California, an Aadvantage Gold Member, AND a United Premier Executive member, I can assure you that both airlines command respect and loyalty in California. I happen to know far more AA Platinum Executive mem...

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by travelin man
Fri Apr 14, 2000 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX
Replies: 52
Views: 2991

RE: Barnaby

Thank you for calling me "travellin dope". You have obviously been on this board much too long, as you have decided to resort to name-calling. My tongue was planted firmly in cheek when suggesting AA's new flights to other airlines' fortress hubs. You say that it is folly for AA to consider these fl...

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by travelin man
Thu Apr 13, 2000 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX
Replies: 52
Views: 2991

RE: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX

Like United, AA uses parts of other terminals for its flights. Terminal 4 (which they recently expanded) is the AA terminal. They also use Terminal 3 for the ex-Reno Air flights (to San Jose and San Francisco). There is room for expansion in that terminal. They use part of Delta's terminal 5 for int...

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by travelin man
Thu Apr 13, 2000 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX
Replies: 52
Views: 2991

RE: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX

AAcrewchief, More AA flights from LAX than have already been announced??? Why not: LAX-ATL (to get under Delta's skin) LAX-MSP (piss off Northwest) LAX-DTW (why stop at Minneapolis?) LAX-PIT (get rid of US Airways in the west) They've already started LAX-HOU (Continental is probably thrilled).

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by travelin man
Thu Apr 13, 2000 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 3561

RE: Does British Airways Do Gatwick- Heathrow Flights?

Well, UAL flys Orange County (SNA)-LAX flights (about 30 miles), so the distance in itself is probably not the problem. BA could also make LHR and LGW a "Mega-hub" with feeder flights connecting the two individual airports. Of course, the landing fees at LHR are probably enormous, and there are no s...

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by travelin man
Thu Apr 13, 2000 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Best All White Livery
Replies: 23
Views: 3131

RE: The Best All White Livery

I like Continental's livery... Kitty Hawk's generic white is terrible, though...

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by travelin man
Thu Apr 13, 2000 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline
Replies: 12
Views: 1399

RE: Best Airline

Gee, I was wondering which airline "United777ORD" would choose as the best.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> I fly on a lot of airlines, and at least the US airlines are pretty similar (Delta, United, AA). I was impressed with my Delta flight (in coach) last week from MCO-LAX. The f...

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by travelin man
Thu Apr 13, 2000 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX
Replies: 52
Views: 2991

RE: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX

I also wish they would upgrade the ex-QQ planes' first class cabins to the standards of their regular mainline MD-80 first class cabins. Last time I was in it (LAX-SFO), the seats weren't that great. Maybe they've upgraded the cabins in the past 3 months... In any case, it is interesting to see huge...

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by travelin man
Thu Apr 13, 2000 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Vs. DIA
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

RE: COS Vs. DIA

Thanks all! I've booked the COS tickets, and am looking forward to my first trip to the Denver area. As for the traffic, I'm from LA, so it definitely doesn't concern me! I still would like to experience Denver's new airport one of these days, but not for $190 more!

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by travelin man
Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COS Vs. DIA
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

COS Vs. DIA

I need to get to downtown Denver, and I heard Colorado Springs is a viable alternative to DIA. I found a good fare deal to COS (nonstop from LAX on AA). It was $190 more per ticket to go to DIA (non-stop on UA or Frontier). Is it worth it? I've booked the COS tix. I've never been to either airport (...

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by travelin man
Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Its Time For American To Call Lax A Hub
Replies: 11
Views: 3350

RE: Its Time For American To Call Lax A Hub

When you say "little in the way of connections", you are only referring to AA connections. LAX is a MAJOR connection point for people transferring to Cathay Pacific and Qantas, 2 of American's Oneworld partners. In addition, many people connect to Hawaii. If AA wants to begin to offer routes to Asia...

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by travelin man
Wed Apr 12, 2000 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX
Replies: 52
Views: 2991

AA Attacks UA/TWA @ LAX

In the ongoing battle with United (and desire to have United Shuttle-type coverage), AA has announced new non-stop service to: Denver (3 flts/day) (UA is probably pissed) Oakland (4 flts/day) Phoenix (5 flts/day) In addition, it will increase service to Las Vegas (8 flts), San Jose (10 flts), and Sa...

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by travelin man
Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short Range Airline Flights
Replies: 18
Views: 1803

RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Delta flies from San Antonio to Austin (about 70 miles). It took about 20 minutes. I think we got up to about 10,000 feet (we never had a cruising altitude because we went up then down). An MD-90 flies the route (and then goes on to Salt Lake City).

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by travelin man
Tue Apr 11, 2000 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA: WHO Should Get The LONG-DISTANCE Slots?
Replies: 56
Views: 4053

RE: DCA: WHO Should Get The LONG-DISTANCE Slots?

I challenge you to base any of your assertions on fact. Do you honestly think that ANY airline would fly unsafely???? Or take a chance if there was ANY doubt of a safe take-off or landing? I'm sure the FAA has rules and regulations for these things. Please point me to the site that shows the FAA not...

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by travelin man
Tue Apr 11, 2000 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Vs West Coast
Replies: 12
Views: 2843

RE: LAX New AA Hub?

Based on Barnaby's press release, it sounds like AA is really gearing up their LAX operations. Will LAX become an official hub for AA? With 127 daily flights, it seems like more than a focus city....

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by travelin man
Tue Apr 11, 2000 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA: WHO Should Get The LONG-DISTANCE Slots?
Replies: 56
Views: 4053

RE: DCA: WHO Should Get The LONG-DISTANCE Slots?

NO, it absolutely does not matter that the runways are short. Fully loaded 757s takes off for DFW, ORD, and other locations EVERY DAY at National. It would make no difference whether the plane was going to DFW or PHX, or LAX, or SFO!!!! If fully loaded planes are doing it today, there should be no s...

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by travelin man
Tue Apr 11, 2000 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DCA: WHO Should Get The LONG-DISTANCE Slots?
Replies: 56
Views: 4053

RE: DCA: WHO Should Get The LONG-DISTANCE Slots?

I think the whole idea of opening up DCA was to get some LONG DISTANCE (i.e. trans-continental flights) going at DCA. For some of us who live on the West Coast and fly to D.C., this would be a great convenience. I personally hope US Airways is NOT the airline chosen, simply because they have virtual...

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by travelin man
Thu Apr 06, 2000 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 At LAX
Replies: 24
Views: 3443

RE: AA 777 At LAX

I saw it at LAX yesterday! Is it the flight to London or Paris? I thought those were flown by 767s...

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by travelin man
Thu Mar 30, 2000 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?
Replies: 53
Views: 5797

RE: Egypt Air And JAL

JAL does use LAX for a number of fuel/boarding stops (I believe they even make the short Las Vegas-LAX hop). However, you CAN purchase a ticket on Air New Zealand for a non-stop LAX-LHR flight. You can also purchase a ticket on Thai Airways for a nonstop LAX-NRT flight. Does anybody know if we have ...

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by travelin man
Wed Mar 29, 2000 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?
Replies: 53
Views: 5797

RE: What's The Strangest Routes You've Ever Heard Of?

Here are some of routes currently being flown by airlines that you wouldn't think would be flying them: 1. Los Angeles - Sao Paulo (Japan Airlines) 2. Los Angeles - London Heathrow (Air New Zealand) 2 years ago I was trying to fly Delta Airlines to Austin, TX. I took an MD90 from Salt Lake City to S...

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by travelin man
Tue Mar 28, 2000 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which One?
Replies: 4
Views: 1188

RE: Which One?

Speaking as an elite member of both AA and UA (and a frequent biz-class flyer between LAX and the East Coast), I can tell you that the service and food are similar for both. One thing to keep in mind: AA flies LAX-JFK with a combo of 767-200s and -300s, while UAL only flies the -200. If you wanted t...

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by travelin man
Tue Mar 28, 2000 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Vs. AA @LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

RE: UA Vs. AA @LAX

RWally, are you GUESSING that United is going to phase out SFO and AA is going to officially announce LAX as a hub city? Or have there been announcements? To me, it seems like an intelligent thing to do (especially for AA). Their SJC "hub" was pretty much a joke, and if they are going to get the Nor...

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by travelin man
Tue Mar 28, 2000 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Vs. AA @LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

UA Vs. AA @LAX

Now that UAL has established a hub at LAX, will AA do the same? AA found out too late that the intra-California passengers also buy a lot of transcon (and int'l tickets). The success of the United Shuttle has caused AA to try to play catch-up (with the acquisition of Reno Air). Now, UAL is establish...

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by travelin man
Tue Mar 28, 2000 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question - 757's To Europe
Replies: 24
Views: 2181

RE: Question - 757's To Europe

I believe British Airways is currently operating 757s from Boston to LHR on at least one flight per day. Can anyone confirm?

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by travelin man
Thu Mar 23, 2000 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAs Retired DC-10s
Replies: 13
Views: 1633

RE: BAs Retired DC-10s

I flew the BA DC-10 in May/June '95 from DFW to LGW. It was a good experience (my only time flying with BA). Even at that time they were talking about retiring the DC-10. I didn't know that it had already happened. They've replaced it with the 777 on the DFW-LGW route?

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by travelin man
Thu Mar 23, 2000 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Been On Delta B727?
Replies: 17
Views: 2073

RE: Anyone Been On Delta B727?

6 months ago I travelled from SFO-LAX on a Delta 727. It was like a time trip back into the '70s. There was wood panneling(!) on the bulkheads and the light fixtures and signage came straight of "Airplane". It was a good flight that was a welcome change from the 737s I usually take between SFO and L...

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by travelin man
Wed Mar 22, 2000 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Or UA?
Replies: 34
Views: 1736

RE: UA 777/747 Vs AA767

I definitely try to take advantage of the "repositioning" of aircraft, especially when flying ORD-LAX and DFW-LAX. AA uses 767s on 1-2 flights for each city pair each day. The 767s are continuations from overseas (European) routes. Generally I can get a business class seat on these flights and it is...

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by travelin man
Wed Mar 22, 2000 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 Vs. A300/A310
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

RE: Tanguy

QF! I've always wanted to fly QF. I'll go to Australia next year, probably on QF (in conjunction with AA). I hear Mardi Gras is the time to go! (And I'll get to go non-stop from LAX on a 747-400).

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by travelin man
Tue Mar 21, 2000 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B767 Vs. A300/A310
Replies: 8
Views: 3599

RE: B767 Vs. A300/A310

The Boeing 767-300 is much better than either Airbus. It's been a while since I've been on the Airbus though. What airline do you work for, tanguy? There are not many Airbuses 300/310s flying around the US these days...

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by travelin man
Tue Mar 21, 2000 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Or UA?
Replies: 34
Views: 1736

RE: Ok Ok But One Last Thing

Speaking as a premier/gold member of both airlines, I've had far fewer problems with AA than UAL in terms of timeliness. Maybe because I travel to SFO a lot with UAL, but United seems to consistently be late. In terms of transcontinental flights, they are about equal. The service is OK on either. Th...

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by travelin man
Thu Mar 16, 2000 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airport Will Handle Over 100 Million Pax/yr?
Replies: 8
Views: 2419

Re: Hey Boeing 777

In terms of per city, what about LA? LAX + SNA + LGB + BUR + ONT = a lot of people. In terms of one airport reaching 100 million first, it seems like DFW would have both the growth rate and the expansion capabilities to blast past ATL and ORD. Since I fly out of LAX all the time, and it is already p...

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by travelin man
Tue Mar 14, 2000 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Believe Is The "ulimate" Airline Hub?
Replies: 34
Views: 4283

3 Letters: L...A...X

Los Angeles International is a great hub airport, depending on where you want to go, of course. For domestic U.S., obviously, it is not a good "hub" airport. However, if you need a connection to almost anywhere in the South Pacific or Asia, LAX is the airport to go to. There are virtually no weather...

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