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by elbandgeek
Mon May 04, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pre 9/11: Where Could Non-pax Go At Your Airport?
Replies: 19
Views: 7738

RE: Pre 9/11: Where Could Non-pax Go At Your Airpo

Terminal 5 at ORD was ticket-only past security. Terminals 1-3 as well as MDW were all open.

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by elbandgeek
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Window Or Aisle?
Replies: 30
Views: 4598

RE: Window Or Aisle?

Window 99% of the time. On a few rare occasions I'll take an aisle if I'm really sore or something and just want the extra legroom.

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by elbandgeek
Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airports When Your Flight Is Delayed
Replies: 21
Views: 5820

RE: Best Airports When Your Flight Is Delayed

DTW is a definate for me. Having experienced a 2 hour delay added to a 3 hour layover to begin with, I can attest that I never got bored the whole time. It may be my being easily amused, but the train and tunnel could keep me entertained forever...and the food and shops aren't too bad either.

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by elbandgeek
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Is Turbulence Scary?
Replies: 25
Views: 12134

RE: Why Is Turbulence Scary?

For me, it depends on the kind of turbulance. I have no problems with the kind that will throw you up out of your seat, but I'm abolutely terrified of any sort of sudden drop. It's the same sensation that freaks me out enough to avoid roller coasters or even the flume in pirates of the caribbean. Co...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Are The Cheapest US Airports To Fly?
Replies: 9
Views: 32976

RE: What Are The Cheapest US Airports To Fly?

Currently, <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> is about as super-cheap as you'll get with <acronym title="Northwest Airl...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Busiest Multi-Airport Metro Areas
Replies: 11
Views: 4725

Busiest Multi-Airport Metro Areas

I've been curious about this for awhile. Obviously we all know the busiest individual airports (<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>, <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinoi...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inter-City Airline Advertisments
Replies: 3
Views: 4560

RE: Inter-City Airline Advertisments

WN has TONS of ads in Chicago, espcially near <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>. I always see them up and down Cicero and along I-55 and 294. There's usually a few <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> billboards around as well. Up by <a...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline Wings
Replies: 9
Views: 4854

RE: Airline Wings

While cleaning recently I found a set I got from DL back in 96. To be perfectly honest, I think that was the last time I saw anyone giving them out, when I was 7. Maybe I'll get another pair at some point in the future

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by elbandgeek
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 Airliners That Changed Civil Aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 8239

RE: Top 10 Airliners That Changed Civil Aviation

I agree with most of them except the ATR. It may have been successful, but isn't exactly notable for alot of things. I would say the Dash 8 is a better option for the list since it's one of (if not the) most successful regional aircraft ever, and the Q400 is not only still in production, but is a hu...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports Used But Not Visited City
Replies: 50
Views: 6129

RE: Airports Used But Not Visited City

ATL and <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym> I've also only flown into <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> on ...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Cities Preclear US Customs/Immigration?
Replies: 44
Views: 19117

RE: Which Cities Preclear US Customs/Immigration?

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by elbandgeek
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One At O'hare V. Midway
Replies: 8
Views: 9330

RE: Air Force One At O'hare V. Midway

With only a handful of people on board, AF1 isn't anywhere near close to fully loaded by 747 standards, so weight-wise it might theoretically [key word] be able to land at <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>, but there's also the issue of noise ...

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by elbandgeek
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: B737-600/700/800/900
Replies: 10
Views: 4188

RE: B737-600/700/800/900

-800 and not just because it's the only one I've been on. I just think it's the right proportion. the -900 is cool but is almost the same size as a 757 so it loses something next to those. The -600 is way too short and the -700 I see way too much going over my house (in orange and blue) Particular f...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: World's Most Ugly Airplanes
Replies: 57
Views: 14446

RE: World's Most Ugly Airplanes

Any short, fat ones

737-100 -200 -500 -600
A318
etc.

They just look so out of proportion

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by elbandgeek
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying For Fun, Ever Done That?
Replies: 44
Views: 6780

RE: Flying For Fun, Ever Done That?

My mom and I flew <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> several years back for fun. I'd love to do it more often if I had time and cash. Maybe with the...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Favorite Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 6227

RE: Your Favorite Plane

Group 1: A330, A300, or 777-200 Never flown on any (but have been on a 772) Group 2: A340-300, A340-600, or 747-400 Again, none...although I like the look of the 744 Group 3:The 737's (which version) 800 Group 4: The 767's (which version) The only one I've been on the 300 Group 5: 757-200 or 757- 30...

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by elbandgeek
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite/Least Favorite Defunct Airline
Replies: 34
Views: 6005

RE: Favorite/Least Favorite Defunct Airline

Favorite (and only, but they'd still be favorite regardless) - ATA

Least favorite - N/A

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by elbandgeek
Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Tour On National Geographic Channel
Replies: 30
Views: 10100

RE: Air Force One Tour On National Geographic Channel

I saw the preview the other day......already set the tivo

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by elbandgeek
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Major Aircraft Types You Haven't Flown On?
Replies: 31
Views: 6682

RE: Major Aircraft Types You Haven't Flown On?

I think it would be easier to list the planes I have been on 727-200 737-200 -300 -800 757-200 -300 767-300 DC9-30 <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-83 -88 CRJ-200 -900 Everything else is still "up in the air" (ouch, I'm sorry) although I may get my chance at a number of new ones dependin...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Top 4 Current, Airline Would You Like To Fly?
Replies: 30
Views: 8736

RE: Your Top 4 Current, Airline Would You Like To

CO: One of only 2 of the legacies (the other being US, and I think I'll pass) I haven't been on and I only hear good things about them here <acronym title="Trillium Air (Canada)">PD</acronym>: First of all they're new at <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MD...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst Plane (Model/Type/Carrier) You've Flown?
Replies: 63
Views: 8355

RE: Worst Plane (Model/Type/Carrier) You've Flown?

9E CRJ-200 last september <acronym title="Harrisburg - International (Olmsted Field) (MDT / KMDT), USA - Pennsylvania">MDT</acronym>-<acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> My entire trip was CRJs, one -200, two -440s, and a -900. The -200 was ...

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by elbandgeek
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Flight Statistics For 2008?
Replies: 48
Views: 9698

RE: Your Flight Statistics For 2008?

I've only taken 2 trips (with 8 total legs) this year so there's no top airline or airport, but I do have a top aircraft - CRJ Trip 1 - Delta MD88 <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (Th...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes You've Flown That No Longer Exist.
Replies: 60
Views: 8774

RE: Routes You've Flown That No Longer Exist.

UA <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> back in 92......my first flight ever when <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> actually flew out of ...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Candidate's Plane Did You Like The Best?
Replies: 5
Views: 4464

Which Candidate's Plane Did You Like The Best?

Obama for the single reason of seeing a 757 at MDW again.

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by elbandgeek
Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Post A Picture Taken The Day You Were Born
Replies: 56
Views: 6113

RE: Post A Picture Taken The Day You Were Born

No real interesting ones from my actual birthday, so had to go with the month...March 1989, and of course my all-time favorite airline <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/0001231/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/0001231...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Routes/flights You Want At Your Closest Airport
Replies: 48
Views: 8550

RE: Routes/flights You Want At Your Closest Airpor

MDW-NRT

Never happen....but I can dream

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by elbandgeek
Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Planes @ Your Local Airport?
Replies: 55
Views: 8117

RE: Favorite Planes @ Your Local Airport?

My favorite at MDW was ATA's 757s...particularly the 753.
Its just not the same anymore.....thousands of 737s with a small mix of 717s, DC9s, 320s, E70s, and CRJs.

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by elbandgeek
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Airport To Layover In
Replies: 22
Views: 8579

RE: Best Airport To Layover In

DTW definately.

The worldgateway is one of the nicest terminals ever. There's good spots for viewing (aside form the dots) and the train/tunnel are good for keeping yourself amused.

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by elbandgeek
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline
Replies: 52
Views: 10798

RE: Time To Vote For Your Favourite/worst Airline

Of the airlines I've flown I would rank them as such, however I wouldn't say any of them are at all bad. I've never had a real negative experience on a plane (at least none that was the airline's fault) <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> (although they're not around anymore) <acr...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite Airline Livery?
Replies: 14
Views: 5563

RE: Favourite Airline Livery?

My all time favorite is the final ATA livery. the blue and gold just worked so well and I always smiled seeing them go over my house all the time.

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by elbandgeek
Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Dream Alliance
Replies: 27
Views: 5144

RE: Your Dream Alliance

AA <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym> <acronym title="Air Canada">AC</acronym> <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> (remember, this is a DREAM alliance) Basically the means to g...

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by elbandgeek
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Would You Work For An Airline With No Pay?
Replies: 15
Views: 6954

RE: Would You Work For An Airline With No Pay?

If I was well off enough financially and didn't need to work to support myself I would consider it. If the only reason I needed a job was just the need to be out doing something I would love to work for an airline, especially if without getting paid I was still getting benefits like free trips and s...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If You Owned An Airline-what Would Be In Your Flee
Replies: 63
Views: 10813

If You Owned An Airline-what Would Be In Your Flee

Q400
CRJ-900
CSeries 110
CSeries 130
737-700
737-800
757-200
787-8
787-9
777-300
747-8

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by elbandgeek
Mon Sep 22, 2008 12:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines You've Flown That Are No Longer With Us?
Replies: 132
Views: 23033

RE: Airlines You've Flown That Are No Longer With

Only one for me is ATA, which was really disappointing since I only had the best experiences with them.

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by elbandgeek
Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Trips You Wish You Had Taken
Replies: 22
Views: 4020

RE: Trips You Wish You Had Taken

I regret not taking alot of more trips on TZ before they went away. There's too much orange hanging around MDW these days.

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by elbandgeek
Thu Sep 18, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Is The Most Amazing Approach And Landing?
Replies: 30
Views: 9430

RE: Where Is The Most Amazing Approach And Landing

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by elbandgeek
Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Aviation Memory
Replies: 20
Views: 5085

RE: Your First Aviation Memory

As far back as I can remember my parents would take me up to <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> on a nice Saturday, we'd find a spot along the fence (sadly now a wall) on the west side of the field along Central Ave and watch for a hour or so. ...

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by elbandgeek
Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Where Is The Most Amazing Approach And Landing?
Replies: 30
Views: 9430

RE: Where Is The Most Amazing Approach And Landing

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by elbandgeek
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Oldest And Newest Aircraft Flown On?
Replies: 38
Views: 7641

RE: Oldest And Newest Aircraft Flown On?

I think the oldest type I've been on is a 727. Of the 3 I've been on 1 was with <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> in Feb 01 and the other 2 wer with <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> in July 01. I don't know which on would have been the oldest (it also could ha...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Was Your Very First Flight?
Replies: 85
Views: 8940

RE: What Was Your Very First Flight?

My first flight was in 1992 <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>. It was a pair of 733s (I think...m...

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by elbandgeek
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Airlink-a-palooza MLI-MSP-MDT-DTW-MLI With XJ/9E
Replies: 2
Views: 4961

Airlink-a-palooza MLI-MSP-MDT-DTW-MLI With XJ/9E

Only a few weeks after my wonderful vacation to Florida i'm back with another (and only 2nd ever) <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym>. So I found myself needing to go to a conference in Harrisburg, PA. Being away at school in Western <acronym title="Istanbul Airlines (Turkey)"...

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by elbandgeek
Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ORD-ATL-MCO-CVG-ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 5255

RE: DL ORD-ATL-MCO-CVG-ORD

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by elbandgeek
Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DL ORD-ATL-MCO-CVG-ORD
Replies: 3
Views: 5255

DL ORD-ATL-MCO-CVG-ORD

So this is my first <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> and I have to say it was definately a fun trip For my last week of summer before going back to school I took a trip down to Disney to visit my sister who works there. I shopped around since I was going for a super-budget ...

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