Don't know what the big deal is. When in casual conversation aboard plane - I mention that I'm a college professor (actually a "Full" with publications) folk stare at me weird and the conversation changes to another subject. No problem from me. I'd rather play Bridge or Pinochle anyway.Jump to post
A little over a decade ago, I was on a late-night Northwest Airlines MEM-DCA flight. Before takeoff, the captain (both arms tattooed) came out of the cockpit and announced that there were some Desert Storm veterans aboard the plane as well as a youth group visiting DC. Passengers applauded because (...Jump to post
"everywhere in the US Eastern Time Zone is closer to London than to Honolulu. It is a LONG flight to Hawaii from here." An intriguing take on the OP's question. I ran the great circle mileages from JFK using Landing.com JFK to London = 3440 sm JFK to Paris = 3623 sm JFK to Barcelona = 381...Jump to post
I'm inclined to reject the notion that the East Coast travels primarily to the Caribbean for a beach/tropical trip, and that the West Coast travels mostly to Hawaii for the same. I think that explanation is too simple, but that said, I can't really say why it would not be that simple. WNTex Just to...Jump to post
"There is also substantial travel FROM the Caribbean to the USA. In fact much of the Caribbean shops in SoFL." As a matter of fact, I've known folks in the hospitality sector to fly over to Miami-International from Nassau in the morning, shop at some of the designer shops in the airport, ...Jump to post
It's true. Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, Carnival, Celebrity, Princess, and Holland-American cruise lines depend on air transfers at Miami and Fort Lauderdale. One estimate increases Miami's population by 30,000 during cruise season. And NK, B6, and WN are instrumental in getting cruise passengers to ...Jump to post
MIA does not allow tenants to charge more than local street pricing for food items, which keeps prices there in check. LAX is ridiculous. The best bargains are the domestic airline lounges - Alaska and American have pretty good menus that can fill you up for less than $10. I once paid $5.25 for an ...Jump to post
I see that the storm is due to hit NW Florida heading eastwards carrying one hell of a lot of water with it. How do you cope with this. In the UK we wouldn't have a clue what to do, a bit of snow and everything stops. There appears to be a lot of large airports in the projected path, do they shut d...Jump to post
There are no priority immigration queues in the US. Every passenger pays the same immigration fees so all passengers in all classes the receive the same level of service. I think you are confusing this with the Fast Track system at LHR... That is manifestly untrue. US CBP operates the Express Conne...Jump to post
Btw - BWI (Baltimore-Washington International) renamed for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and IAD (Washington-Dulles) - originally named for President Eisenhower's Secretary of State - are *also* named for politicos. I seem to recall an idea being floated around to rename Dulles in favor o...Jump to post
O'Hare (ORD) received its code from it's original name which was Orchard Field. It was renamed O'Hare in honor of Edward O'Hare, s US Navy pilot who won the Congrssional Medal of Honor in World War 2. Removing the name of a legitimate war hero and replacing it with the name of a politician would be...Jump to post
You're not doing your research.
A simple Google search will show you that some of the Noralta lodges are operated *exclusively* for Suncor Energy.
I would venture a guess that Suncor provides proprietary transportation for its executives and field agents. The plane *may* be theirs.
Btw - BWI (Baltimore-Washington International) renamed for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and IAD (Washington-Dulles) - originally named for President Eisenhower's Secretary of State - are *also* named for politicos.Jump to post
Let's not forget Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)!! Is it really a "major" airport though ? You need to reel in your terminology. DCA has more enplanements than Dulles which you mentioned. So - yes it is a major airport. It is *not* an international airport - which is what ...Jump to post
"If UA decides on JNB, it will undoubtedly be from EWR nonstop. Otherwise, its not worth it." [LAXdude] "It should be IAD-JNB for govt traffic imho." [Piedmont762] With SAA serving JFK daily with a 346, I doubt if they'd also serve EWR. Also, with SAA being a Star Alliance partn...Jump to post
Funny story on how people behave . . . Tuesday I was booked on a UA LAX-IAD flight whose seat map showed it to be 100% booked. Before our 4:30pm takeoff, we diverted off the piano keys at the beginning of runway 6R and went to an open gate in Concourse 8. A gate agent suggested we get off the plane ...Jump to post
Here's the thing. I was on a DFW to IAD UAX E75 earlier this year. Before boarding, the gate agent announced that nothing would be served on the flight except cola and water - and should we wish anything else - purchase it and bring it on board. At the time I didn't put it together - the two FAs did...Jump to post
One of the contractors for DHL out of San Juan PR flies from Sint Maarten (SXM) to Saint Martin (SFG). in other words - from the Dutch half of the island to the French half. Btw, there is hourly service from St Maarten to nearby Anguilla (AXA), a British territory. AF and KLM flights frequently over...Jump to post
I'm just throwing this out there . . . When I fly overnight on UA, it's usually transcon SFO-BWI. SFO-EWR, or SFO-IAD. There's one quick drink service - then lights dimmed. To get a Coke or a snack box, you have to walk to the back and get it yourself. A few riders have to show up at work as soon as...Jump to post
"Both San Francisco and Oakland (along with San Jose) are seeing tremendous population gains. San Francisco is now close to 850K and a population of a million is now predicted within 25 years." Yes - the Bay Area *metro* is growing, All the more reason why the planned EWR-SJC and ORD-SJC ...Jump to post
"I flew EWR-SJC nonstop on Continental once... it was a looooong flight on a 737! But I did appreciate the nonstop option" I did it too as BWI-EWR / EWR-OAK on weekends. That was back - way back before the BWI-SFO year-round daily. And it wasn't so bad. Lots of nice Easy Bay folks flying....Jump to post
"What A/C will be replacing the 74 on the AMS-SXM route?" Idle chatter among Maho Beach web cam followers is that (1) it will be a 330 and (2) the route will become AMS-SXM-AMS as opposed to the current AMS-SXM-CUR-AMS using only one flight number. Btw, there is a Thompson flight that fol...Jump to post
SiouxFlyer wrote:What A/C will be replacing the 74 on the AMS-SXM route?
I can only find one seat map, and it shows Economy and Business - but no First.
Unfortunately, the only USAirways 762s I've flown on were temporary replacement aircraft put on BWI-CLT. So I can't testify to the seating situation from memory..
http://seatexpert.com/seatmap/348/US_Ai ... ernational)/
"A little money to upgrade the terminal? and it's "game on" Still." The frustrating thing about the C/D Concourse at Dulles is that simple things like paint and upgraded lighting could improve customer experience - as well as replacing miles and miles of *bad* Las Vegas lounge c...Jump to post
Here in Halifax (about half the size of Ottawa) we have service year 'round to LHR (reduced schedule in winter) and summer service on Condor to Frankfort & Munich, WestJet to Glasgow, Icelandair to KEF and ASL Airlines to Dublin & Paris. True. But Halifax doesn't have both Montreal (124 sm)...Jump to post
". . . since the collapse of Zoom Airlines, and past charter airlines . . . "
And this has happened because there is a viable market for multiple airlines in Ottawa?
Seems to me you've answered your own question.
Nice airport, though (yes, I've been there).
"Southwest still has countless 1-stop flights but what has changed is there are very few dedicated through flights as their once were." There used to be a BWI-SAN-LAS same-plane flight that - for whatever reason - was a few ducats cheaper than straight-through BWI-LAS. I remember that les...Jump to post
"Originating traffic out of SEA to cities throughout the US has been hugely successful and has enabled them to offer flights throughout the country...in some cases multiple daily transcon flights (BOS, DCA, ORD, NYC)." This reminds me of how AS reacts to opportunity. After the 9/11 attack...Jump to post
"I haven't see HAV loaded, but the secondary Cuba's are partially loaded. I know Silver went in. I think somebody else did. Maybe F9 or NK? http://www.silverairways.com/destinations" Note that on the Silver Airways route map, Havana flights are still shown - even though route authorities ...Jump to post
"Virgin is known in the US." Alaska (as a brand) has been around 60 years longer than Virgin-America. Both brands are based on the Pacific coast. Both maintain a series of long, thin routes to the Midwest and east coast of the US. Both have embarked on route expansion. Both have loyal cli...Jump to post
So what. I've been sitting on the aisle in the front cabin and had loading Y-class passengers show me law-enforcement credentials and tell *me* "I'll be watching you." I always add, "Yeah, you *do* look like the kind of *pouf* that would do that - I'm honored." Should I ever get ...Jump to post
Here we go again. It's agreed we all have our favorites because of tradition, highway conditions, destination offerings, or just plain "Because I want t - that's why." For instance, I live closest to DCA and actually live in a town with two different Metro train stations (DCA has a Metro s...Jump to post
My reservation for SNA - SFO on United UA529 on October 27 has been changed to a 737-900. I thought it was a mistake since I didn't think anyone flew the -900s out of SNA. Looking at the seat map, it is definitely a -900. I just took a look at the UA timetable for that date. United is offering a $5...Jump to post
Some pharmaceuticals have to unexpected effect of causing dizziness upon standing. For instance folks who have been prescribed Alpha-blockers - used to lower high blood pressure - are at risk of fainting. But apparently any pharmaceutical that works on the vascular system does this, also. I'm guessi...Jump to post
"Its been several years since I last traveled BWI-LHR, but if memory serves me right, the business lounge at BWI is known as the Chesapeake Lounge which caters to BWI E concourse tenants to include BA." As we speak, workmen are putting finishing touches on (a) a post-security connector be...Jump to post
"or all 3 PHX flights could switch from A319's/A320's to A321's."
That would make a lot of sense since both America West and USAirways flew 757s DCA-PHX.
Ytraveller wrote:Some heatwave... 37 in LAS right now with a high of 43 later this week.
Port Angeles, WA, Bellingham WA, and Great Falls, MT have had international service in the past. Also, a lot of small seaplane bases like Tofino, BC have Kenmore Air service to the Seattle area. Interesting thread. I'm suspecting the OP was more interested in small and medium airports that have sig...Jump to post
Seems nobody told Turkish Airlines. I just tried making a booking 1 minute ago and they are still taking money http://i63.tinypic.com/303cn49.jpg One of my students just emailed me that her father is already flying in on TK 7 (IST-IAD). Apparently everything has settled down.Jump to post
Google map shows the tunnel construction between NE part of concourse D and terminal 3. Someone somewhere mentioned why not converting rest of the terminal 3 gates into international gates and move several domestic carriers into concourse D. But the map indicates it might be shorter walk from conco...Jump to post
As far as I'm concerned as long as all your naughty bits are covered up and you're not too cold, then you're dressed properly. I fight a running battle in my college classroom between coeds who dress for the temperature outside (90F+ this week) and married women who have learned to dress for my air...Jump to post
There are photos of airplane tires melting into runway asphalt in extreme heat.
The link below shows what happened during a hot day in 2012 at DCA in Washington.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/ ... 34x476.jpg
Nothing is more confusing than United's fare classes - It's Greek to me.
Except . . . I speak H.S. level Greek and still can't figure it out.
On the plus side. . . 1-No "13 to 16 year olds" deliberately starting A vs B threads and end their OP piece in "Let's not turn this into an A vs. B thread." 2-No longer aligning post authenticity with user's RR number which I always though a bit odd. 3-No backchannel posts from t...Jump to post
I've been surprised while watching the Maho Beach web cam to see Insel Air land some really early MD-80 frames that have seen some service. One frame - PJ-MDB - formerly ZS-OPU of Kulula Air South Africa - is listed on Planespotters as a 1982 build. That's 34 years old and still in service. https://...Jump to post