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by F9Animal
Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On This Date In 1982...
Replies: 66
Views: 8634

RE: On This Date In 1982...

I was 5 years old when it happened. Amazingly, I remember watching it on television. I was even an airplane freak at 5, and I remember watching that rescue. What a sad story. I really enjoyed the movie made on it. If I remember right, the copilot kept telling the captain that he had ice on his wing....

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by F9Animal
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir - Jan 15 May Be Last Day
Replies: 133
Views: 20599

RE: USAir - Jan 15 May Be Last Day

From Jetjock22: F9animal - I never said I want to see Usair die. I don't want you and all you co workers out of a job. I've flown USAir many times and they happen to be my airline of choice. I find yall have good customer service. I was merely stating that this thread is like that recurrent thread a...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir - Jan 15 May Be Last Day
Replies: 133
Views: 20599

RE: USAir - Jan 15 May Be Last Day

It amuses me, in a demented sort of way, to tune in here from day to day and hear some of you preach about your desire for our demise. That's fine. That's your prerogative. That's what free speech is all about. And "<acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym>" and when we go u...

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by F9Animal
Sun Jan 09, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Flight From Hell
Replies: 47
Views: 7030

RE: Allegiant Flight From Hell

Hello, sorry to hear you had a bad experience with <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegiant Air (USA)">G4</acronym>. In all reality, Bellingham is rarely visited by that white stuff we call snow. So <acronym title="Air Guizhou (China) and Allegiant Air (USA)">G4</acronym> subcontracts out H...

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by F9Animal
Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Choosing Your Seat...Frontier Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 14359

RE: Choosing Your Seat...Frontier Airlines

You should have been able to choose your seats while online, but feel free to contact reservations. They are very helpful, and would be happy to do that for you. : 1-800-432-1FLY (359)

Have a nice flight!

[Edited 2005-01-07 20:01:04]

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by F9Animal
Sat Jan 08, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Thought To Yourself: I Might Die On This Flight?
Replies: 30
Views: 6249

Thought To Yourself: I Might Die On This Flight?

Flew from Grand Junction <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> to Denver <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> on United Express several years ago. It was on a Dornier 328, and it was such a new plane it was not even painted in UAL colors. It was a grey airplane...

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by F9Animal
Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Judge Ruled In Favor US Airways
Replies: 103
Views: 10776

RE: Judge Ruled In Favor US Airways

My opinion.. Machinists sent out a vote and promised to have a decision returned by the 21st of January, or sometime around that date. They are sending out proposals of what the company wants, which is surely going to end up sadly not in favor of US Airways. The airline cant promise job protection, ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Jan 05, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USAir Mechanics: No Pact On Concessions
Replies: 8
Views: 2261

RE: USAir Mechanics: No Pact On Concessions

Was the IAM the top dog in the Eastern Airlines failure? Is history going to repeat itself? If US Airways contracts the ramp work out, I guarantee the IAM wont leave quietly. I dont like the sounds of it.

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by F9Animal
Tue Jan 04, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tsunami Aerial By Eyewitness Maldives Pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 17764

RE: Tsunami Aerial By Eyewitness Maldives Pilot

That picture of all those bodies is absolutely shocking. I am in absolute shock!

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Janet" LAS
Replies: 18
Views: 2684

RE: "Janet" LAS

They transport aliens to Area 51. Shhhhhh, dont tell anyone!

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Contracting Ramp Out?
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

RE: Alaska Airlines Contracting Ramp Out?

Who do you think will takeover the ramp in SEA?

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A New Breed Of Employees
Replies: 11
Views: 2514

RE: A New Breed Of Employees

Topic: A New Breed Of Employees


Isn't the topic of breed comparable to an animal? Hmmmmm. Smile/happy/getting dizzy

[Edited 2005-01-02 20:21:52]

[Edited 2005-01-02 20:22:41]

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Still Smoking In The Lavatory?
Replies: 14
Views: 4627

RE: Still Smoking In The Lavatory?

Right after the smoking ban hit most US carriers, I had the enjoyment of watching someone enter the lavatory of a Republic Airlines <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80. The seatbelt signs were still on, and we were airborn for about 2 minutes! To my shock, I heard the smoke detector go o...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 03, 2005 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A New Breed Of Employees
Replies: 11
Views: 2514

RE: A New Breed Of Employees

I dont make much in salary. My health bennies are expensive, and my 401k is ok. But being able to fly anywhere, PRICELESS. Loving my job, and working for a company I love, PRICELESS! It depends on how you look at it. I love it, and it is deep in my blood. I could not survive if I made lower wages. I...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Contracting Ramp Out?
Replies: 7
Views: 2733

Alaska Airlines Contracting Ramp Out?

I did a search, and noticed nothing on this. I have heard from several Alaska Airlines employees that <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> is going to contract out their ramp. This would be major, especially for the ramp operation here in Seattle. Anyone heard who will be taking over ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Jan 03, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Save United If They Go Bankrupt?
Replies: 68
Views: 7362

RE: Who Will Save United If They Go Bankrupt?

Hi, just my feelings on this subject. United still has assets it could sell to raise needed cash. First they need to get paycuts established, and look ahead. I do think UAL needs to consider downsizing more than they have already. The airline is still huge, and has lots of options.

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Employees, Your Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 4137

RE: UAL Employees, Your Status?

My deepest sympathies for you guys and gals. It is so sad. I worked for UAL for 3 years, and I would have never thought it would end up like it is right now. Keep your chins up, and hang in there. It certainly won't hurt to get a second job, especially if you are concerned about getting laid off. BT...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 28, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.
Replies: 156
Views: 13770

RE: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.

While the ramper job may be tough work and underpayed, move on if you don't like it. That is the beauty of a free enterprise system, no one is forcing you to stay in a job you chose, same for the F/A's. CTHEWORLD, I never once said that I did not like my job on the ramp. I love my job, and I proudly...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.
Replies: 156
Views: 13770

RE: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.

I posted this on another US Airways thread. I thought it would be appropriate here too. How many faithful fliers will never return to that airline, because of a select few employees trying to prove something? How many customers at US Airways had a very bad holiday because of them? How many families ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways
Replies: 73
Views: 7587

RE: US Airways

How many faithful fliers will never return to that airline, because of a select few employees trying to prove something? How many customers at US Airways had a very bad holiday because of them? How many families had their bags packed with presents? How many children woke up Christmas morning, expect...

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by F9Animal
Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways
Replies: 73
Views: 7587

RE: US Airways

I blame management for about 70 percent of their woes, and the unions for the remainder of it. US Airways has been mismanaged obviously. Big shots have come in, and wiped them nicely. Heck, Wolf is enough for me to throw in the "Blame the management towel!". US Airways had lots of potential when it ...

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by F9Animal
Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines And The Middle East
Replies: 17
Views: 5963

RE: US Airlines And The Middle East

I doubt it would ever become a hot route for US Carriers. Sadly, many Americans will avoid travel to the Middle East for a verrrrrryyy long period of time. Sadly, it is not considered a safe place to visit for any american. I am fully aware of the travel advisories issued for many Middle Eastern cou...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does A Pilot Have To Be Clean-cut?
Replies: 26
Views: 21497

RE: Does A Pilot Have To Be Clean-cut?

I dont see a problem with a well trimmed beard. As long as it was professional appearing, and well maintained. I just could not imagine ZZ TOP in the cockpit!

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.
Replies: 156
Views: 13770

RE: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.

I think the sickout was plain stupid. As a frequent flier, I now would NEVER book my flight on US. Why would I? And take the chance of getting stuck at an airport, get my luggage lost, not getting home? You have the right to fly on any carrier of your choice. I can't blame you for not wanting ot fly...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.
Replies: 156
Views: 13770

RE: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.

Thanks for the kind words about <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> Jetmech. It is a great airline, with a bright future. I don't make $40K a year, or even close! But I can tell you that they communicate with us, and treat us well. No airline is perfect, but I give <acronym title="...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.
Replies: 156
Views: 13770

RE: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.

Edited because I saw ERJ170's post after posting. ERJ170, I was talking on behalf of the rampers. I too understand that any other profession is beyond hard in this industry. Even customer service is beyond hard, especially with the aspirin they have to buy daily. I love my job, and I am seeking mana...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.
Replies: 156
Views: 13770

RE: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.

Why should US Airways have to pay $50,000 a year to an employee with limited skills ether? Can you see this is the root of the problem? Blame it on incompetent management all you want, and I guess to a certain extent that is true, after all management gave in to the demands over the years. Limited s...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 5210

RE: Tristar Airlines

Actually the BAE 146 was very reliable for Tristar. There was one aircraft they had that was indeed a mechanical nightmare. We called the plane BabyStar. It was the 100 series, I think we only had 1. We did have 3 200 series, and they operated perfectly. We were in looking into leasing more BAE 146'...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.
Replies: 156
Views: 13770

RE: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.

This is showing a bad impression of what US has left. US Airways has threatened to pull the Rampers, and bring in a contract company. This will happen, and the IAM is suddenly trying to negotiate. Too late if you ask me. The IAM waited till the last minute like always, and now they are going to be o...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.
Replies: 156
Views: 13770

RE: US Airways Sickout Yesterday.

I saw the news, and <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> is a disaster right now. The news said that cancelled flights have left luggage everywhere. The picture shown was absolutely sad. The whole baggage claim was covered in every square inch ...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does A Pilot Have To Be Clean-cut?
Replies: 26
Views: 21497

RE: Does A Pilot Have To Be Clean-cut?

Oh yeah. Would love to see Snoop Dog as captain, and Ozzie Osbourn as First Officer!!! Throw in a few nose rings, and tattoos!! I think a professional clean cut appearance is important. It reflects the look of the airline, and certainly a non clean cut experience would make a fearful flyer more fear...

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by F9Animal
Sun Dec 26, 2004 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Jamaica Bankrupt/ Caribbean Experiment Fails
Replies: 35
Views: 10870

RE: Air Jamaica Bankrupt/ Caribbean Experiment Fai

Lots of potential in this airline. Hopefully they can trim some fat, and fix up what is messed up. Once they find the key, they will have a good running machine. Never flew them, but would like to in the near future.

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by F9Animal
Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tristar Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 5210

Tristar Airlines

Hello, Does anyone on these forums remember an airline called Tristar Airlines? They were based in <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> betweed 95-96. They had 4 BAE-146's, and had what I thought was a promising future. Tristar flew from <acron...

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Prior To The Republic Merger
Replies: 59
Views: 5545

RE: NW Prior To The Republic Merger

Edited because of a double post. Sorry!!

[Edited 2004-12-24 10:49:10]

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Prior To The Republic Merger
Replies: 59
Views: 5545

RE: NW Prior To The Republic Merger

I really spent years studying the route structures of <acronym title="Atlantic Airways (Denmark)">RC</acronym>. From the beginning to the end, it looks like they were positioning themselves for success. Compare the routes from the start, to the sad end. They were fine tuning everything. In fact, I c...

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by F9Animal
Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indy Air Back To UA?
Replies: 51
Views: 6999

RE: Indy Air Back To UA?

Wow, I am saddened with so many opinions regarding the failure of this airline. I think a seperate bashing forum would be appropriate. It is even sadder that one wishes and laughs about the failure of an airline, especially in these forums. Tommorow is a holiday, and I would hope that the families o...

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by F9Animal
Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Prior To The Republic Merger
Replies: 59
Views: 5545

RE: NW Prior To The Republic Merger

I was just a kid when the <acronym title="Atlantic Airways (Denmark)">RC</acronym> merged with <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>. It was a dark day for me. My dad was the Station Manager in <acronym title="Buffalo - Niagara (Greater Buffalo) International (BUF / KBUF), USA - New...

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gordon Bethune Departs CO Next Week
Replies: 18
Views: 3497

RE: Gordon Bethune Departs CO Next Week

I heard Stephen Wolf was taking his spot. Stephen Wolf mentioned bringing on Carl Icahn as the CFO. Then they were talking of giving Frank Lorenzo a shot at the CIO position.

Oh man, I scared myself for a minute there! Let the flaming begin! LOL!

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Rolls-out New Ticket Jacket
Replies: 13
Views: 5001

RE: US Rolls-out New Ticket Jacket

Supplies may have been running short. If it is because they are trying to save money, I give them credit for it!

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 103. Twenty Six Years Ago At Lockerbie...
Replies: 63
Views: 12414

RE: Pan Am 103. Twenty Six Years Ago At Lockerbie.

This tragedy will always stick in my mind. Especially the date, as I was deeply saddened by this event. May those who perished onboard, and on the ground, rest in peace. This event showed the flaws in security all around us, and we suffered a much more horrific even on 9/11/01. Those who did perish ...

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by F9Animal
Wed Dec 22, 2004 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines
Replies: 99
Views: 8947

RE: Frontier Airlines

Hi MSYtristar, I agree with mariner on this one. With the rapid retirement of the remaining 737's, I would bet that it is the cause of some service cuts. Frontier announced some additional service to specific cities that had a reduction in flights in FEB/MAR. I will do a little research to see if I ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More A380 Pictures
Replies: 67
Views: 23898

RE: More A380 Pictures

I really dont like the looks of it. I mean, it does look a little too big to fly. I guess we shall see. I would not want to be the one loading it!

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ-400?
Replies: 31
Views: 3631

RE: CRJ-400?

Does the AVRO RJ still have first class? I heard Mesaba's AVRO is really nice, especially FC.

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Rev?
Replies: 23
Views: 2076

RE: Non-Rev?

So does that mean that Frequent Flyer travel is not considered a form of non-rev? Are they somehow making money off of you for that particular trip?

I would classify that as positive space. Good point though!

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: I'm On This Plane!
Replies: 43
Views: 12852

RE: I'm On This Plane!

I would try anything to get a good plane spotting view. Sadly, I didnt know how to operate a Hot Air Balloon. Here is a before and after shot. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/688346/L/" targ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Rev?
Replies: 23
Views: 2076

RE: Non-Rev?

Do you work for an airline? Or do you know someone who gets buddy passes? That is the only way you can non-rev. If you do work for an airline, there are several ways to do it. It also depends on which airline you work for too. Usually you list yourself on a flight. Listing is putting your name on th...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-Rev?
Replies: 23
Views: 2076

RE: Non-Rev?

With ya on the Jhooper! What a deal. Imagine having to pay for last minute travel? I would be poor! Oh wait, I am already poor! LOL!

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just Saw The Aviator
Replies: 29
Views: 6240

RE: Just Saw The Aviator

Type-rated, what was it? I am one of those guys who waits till it comes out on DVD. Can you clue me in on what it was about? What would you rate the movie on from a 1-10? 10 being the best of the best. I rented a movie called Air Marshall. It was awful. I literally turned it off halfway through, as ...

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am Annouces New 727 Service From BQN To BDL
Replies: 4
Views: 5150

RE: Pan Am Annouces New 727 Service From BQN To BD

Glad to see they are still flying. It brings back memories of my childhood, and it is cool to hear the name in the industry. I wish them the best of luck, and I hope they are here to stay!

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by F9Animal
Tue Dec 21, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Buy A Ticket Or Non-Rev?
Replies: 14
Views: 5067

RE: Buy A Ticket Or Non-Rev?

I flew <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym> to <acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> on Saturday, and returned Sunday. I was told the flights were oversold. Never even got bumped, so it ...

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