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by AirCalSNA
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Finally Flies Into The Sunset Mar 3.
Replies: 61
Views: 19533

RE: CO Finally Flies Into The Sunset Mar 3.

So no more overseas reservations center?

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by AirCalSNA
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delamination Prompts Boeing To Inspect 787 Fleet
Replies: 67
Views: 35330

RE: Delamination Prompts Boeing To Inspect 787 Fleet

Why does this not surprise me?

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hidden Tunnel Between LAX T4/T5
Replies: 20
Views: 18937

RE: Hidden Tunnel Between LAX T4/T5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Tomassjc" class="quote" target="_blank">Tomassjc</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>It has been there since the complex opened...

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by AirCalSNA
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The A380 And Its "wow" Factor
Replies: 95
Views: 23196

RE: The A380 And Its "wow" Factor

My inclination would be to avoid the A380.

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFGate: 'Pan Am' Gets A Lift From SFO Museum
Replies: 19
Views: 5694

RE: SFGate: 'Pan Am' Gets A Lift From SFO Museum

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/spacecadet" class="quote" target="_blank">spacecadet</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>even stuff that is not obvious, like...

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by AirCalSNA
Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tale Of Two Sister 727's Ending The Same Way
Replies: 37
Views: 10322

RE: Tale Of Two Sister 727's Ending The Same Way

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UltimateDelta" class="quote" target="_blank">UltimateDelta</a> (<a href="#19" class="quote">Reply 19</a>):<br/><i>This one? Totally by coinciden...

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by AirCalSNA
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tale Of Two Sister 727's Ending The Same Way
Replies: 37
Views: 10322

RE: Tale Of Two Sister 727's Ending The Same Way

Since we have a gathering of experts on the vintage 727s, I was curious if any of you recall or know of the UAL 727 that went down in 1969 in Santa Monica Bay? I was a kid at the time, but the captain's daughter was a friend of my sister so the crash naturally made a big impression on me. Thanks.

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping
Replies: 321
Views: 42361

RE: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping

And, according to Aviation Week, the airspeed indicator began working again as the plane reached its highest altitude of FL375-380. Apparently the situation was recoverable at that point, so the experts don't understand why they kept pulling back on the stick and fatally stalling the plane.

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping
Replies: 321
Views: 42361

RE: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UALWN" class="quote" target="_blank">UALWN</a> (<a href="#106" class="quote">Reply 106</a>):<br/><i>Quoting AirCalSNA (Reply 99): Does anyone on...

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping
Replies: 321
Views: 42361

RE: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/canoecarrier" class="quote" target="_blank">canoecarrier</a> (<a href="#104" class="quote">Reply 104</a>):<br/><i>Remember that the <acronym tit...

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by AirCalSNA
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping
Replies: 321
Views: 42361

RE: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/David+L" class="quote" target="_blank">David L</a> (<a href="#102" class="quote">Reply 102</a>):<br/><i>I'm not sure where you're seeing that. T...

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by AirCalSNA
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping
Replies: 321
Views: 42361

RE: AF447 - Book Publishes CVR Taping

Does anyone on here really know how much the pilots' inputs and the computer's inputs were affecting the plane's speed, altitude, and attitude? I don't think you can tell from the CVR transcript. The comments are consistent with both failure to simply fly the plane level and the computer overriding ...

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by AirCalSNA
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's Illogical Multi-stop Flights
Replies: 85
Views: 20888

RE: Southwest's Illogical Multi-stop Flights

I would love to know how <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> sets the different route and flight numbers in its network, since they don't follow the more easily conceived hub-and-spoke model. I imagine they use some sort of computer models to predict traffic-flow patterns and the ...

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Entered The Aviation Industry 40 Years Too Late
Replies: 90
Views: 13067

RE: I Entered The Aviation Industry 40 Years Too Late

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/m404" class="quote" target="_blank">m404</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i>In my day we had the Trident, VC10, Concorde, DC...

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air A380 In LAX
Replies: 26
Views: 11642

RE: Korean Air A380 In LAX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/phllax" class="quote" target="_blank">phllax</a> (<a href="#24" class="quote">Reply 24</a>):<br/><i>As I was driving my wife to <acronym title="...

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by AirCalSNA
Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Entered The Aviation Industry 40 Years Too Late
Replies: 90
Views: 13067

RE: I Entered The Aviation Industry 40 Years Too Late

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/777way" class="quote" target="_blank">777way</a> (<a href="#34" class="quote">Reply 34</a>):<br/><i>Yes I miss the smell of engine exhaust fumes...

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Put Panam 1/2/3 Out Of Business?
Replies: 37
Views: 10684

RE: What Put Panam 1/2/3 Out Of Business?

One of the big gaps in the post-National route map, imo, was the absence of any international flights from Chicago or anywhere else in the MIdwest (other than Detroit). And nothing out of Texas either. It would have seemed sort of obvious (or maybe it's just hindsight) that National's route structur...

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by AirCalSNA
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Must Release Training Docs To 3407 Families
Replies: 104
Views: 11297

RE: CO Must Release Training Docs To 3407 Families

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/FlyASAGuy2005" class="quote" target="_blank">FlyASAGuy2005</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Not saying that they are "out fo...

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Kicks Women Off For Kissing.
Replies: 93
Views: 17453

RE: Southwest Kicks Women Off For Kissing.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/CX747" class="quote" target="_blank">CX747</a> (<a href="#67" class="quote">Reply 67</a>):<br/><i>Let's take a step back here. Do you really thi...

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patrick Smith's 9/11 Commemorative Piece
Replies: 16
Views: 3553

RE: Patrick Smith's 9/11 Commemorative Piece

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Burj" class="quote" target="_blank">Burj</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>Can YOU give a reference from a reputable news s...

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patrick Smith's 9/11 Commemorative Piece
Replies: 16
Views: 3553

RE: Patrick Smith's 9/11 Commemorative Piece

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Burj" class="quote" target="_blank">Burj</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>The address the first point...at which other time ...

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Patrick Smith's 9/11 Commemorative Piece
Replies: 16
Views: 3553

RE: Patrick Smith's 9/11 Commemorative Piece

I still don't understand what the big deal is about the heightened post-9/11 security in the USA. Our security was way behind the state of the art in 2001 (I can recall being scanned on my first overseas flight in 1981), and we were simply forced by 9/11 to catch-up with the rest of the world. We ar...

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by AirCalSNA
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Got To Talk To A CO 737 Captain All Weekend!
Replies: 50
Views: 18379

RE: Got To Talk To A CO 737 Captain All Weekend!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DFWHeavy" class="quote" target="_blank">DFWHeavy</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>This was one of the best weekend's ...

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines Flash Mobbed In Flight! (W/VID)
Replies: 23
Views: 15725

RE: Hawaiian Airlines Flash Mobbed In Flight! (W/VID)

Looks like they were good dancers, but flash mobs are not my cup of tea. Something about people begging for attention from strangers is off-putting to me.

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by AirCalSNA
Thu May 12, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Report The Bugs Here (Part 1)
Replies: 538
Views: 11116

Report The Bugs Here (Part 1)

Home page is not working properly for me--using either Firefox or Chrome.

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by AirCalSNA
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memo To United Airlines: Little Things Count.
Replies: 22
Views: 8016

RE: Memo To United Airlines: Little Things Count.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AirCalSNA" class="quote" target="_blank">AirCalSNA</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table ...

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by AirCalSNA
Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Memo To United Airlines: Little Things Count.
Replies: 22
Views: 8016

Memo To United Airlines: Little Things Count.

I wonder if the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> upper management/decision makers understand how <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s reputation is tarnished by the small but cumulative annoyances their bottom-line approach fosters--annoyances that can be avoided ...

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by AirCalSNA
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do All U.S. Airlines Use Foreign Maintenance?
Replies: 44
Views: 10325

RE: Do All U.S. Airlines Use Foreign Maintenance?

From a quick Google search, it looks like the list of outsourcers includes Alaska, US Airways, and Southwest.

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by AirCalSNA
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do All U.S. Airlines Use Foreign Maintenance?
Replies: 44
Views: 10325

Do All U.S. Airlines Use Foreign Maintenance?

Yesterday's NY Times had an article about cutbacks to the FAA's budget, which led to a discussion of how US domestic airlines fly their planes to foreign maintenance bases outside of U.S. jurisdiction. Is this done by all of the U.S. airlines?

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Do United Employees Have Such Bad Attitudes?
Replies: 15
Views: 6411

RE: Why Do United Employees Have Such Bad Attitude

Yes, I agree that two flights is a pretty small sample, but I was nonetheless struck by the contrast to Southwest, where the ground and in-flight crew convey more enthusiasm for their jobs and customers. The United folks I came in contact with yesterday performed in a notably perfunctory manner. Mos...

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by AirCalSNA
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Do United Employees Have Such Bad Attitudes?
Replies: 15
Views: 6411

Why Do United Employees Have Such Bad Attitudes?

I flew two United flights over the last two days that were fine from a logistical perspective ... we arrived early both times and the planes looked good inside and out. I was surprised, however, by the listless attitudes of the ground and flight staff I came in contact with. They weren't overtly rud...

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by AirCalSNA
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Modern Airliners Navigate?
Replies: 52
Views: 16437

RE: How Do Modern Airliners Navigate?

Thanks for the very interesting information. So I gather from the above discussion that the RNAV and other routes that airliners generally follow do not consist of a strict point-to-point flying from one VOR to another, for example. Rather, it sounds like the FMS uses the various data and then plots...

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by AirCalSNA
Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Modern Airliners Navigate?
Replies: 52
Views: 16437

How Do Modern Airliners Navigate?

I've been reading about flight navigation online, but haven't found an article says if there is a standard way that airliners navigate within the US. For example, do most airliners use GPS to navigate, or do they use VOR? At what point do these navigation aids kick in, so to speak--from listening to...

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by AirCalSNA
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Screwy Ticket Practices
Replies: 50
Views: 4174

RE: This Is Why People Hate The Airlines

It doesn't really have anything to do with them saving or making money by being able to resell your seat. When you buy a restricted ticket you pay for it right away. The airline has your money to use for a month (or so, depending on the restrictions and the fair). They also have the economic benefit...

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Silver Flyers Now Second Rate
Replies: 28
Views: 9811

RE: Delta Silver Flyers Now Second Rate

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Delimit" class="quote" target="_blank">Delimit</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>There are benefits to boarding first. That...

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Delta Silver Flyers Now Second Rate
Replies: 28
Views: 9811

RE: Delta Silver Flyers Now Second Rate

Unless I'm mistaken, everyone gets on the same plane and everyone arrives at the same time. It's a bit silly to take seriously the various "priority levels" the airlines establish for marketing purposes.

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by AirCalSNA
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Roller Coaster Feeling When Descending
Replies: 18
Views: 5685

Roller Coaster Feeling When Descending

Does anyone know what is the likely rate of descent on a commercial jet when you start to get a bit of that roller-coaster feeling in your stomach? I was on a <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flight recently and the descent was a bit greater than normal ... a woman behind me ev...

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by AirCalSNA
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers
Replies: 24
Views: 7830

RE: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Goldenshield" class="quote" target="_blank">Goldenshield</a> (<a href="#12" class="quote">Reply 12</a>):<br/><i>Let me get this right: You don't...

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by AirCalSNA
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers
Replies: 24
Views: 7830

RE: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers

Did not mean to be insulting to anyone. I was thinking especially about the stall accident in Buffalo, NY, about a year ago, and the apparent blatant pilot errors and breaches of protocol that led to that crash. In contrast, if I recall correctly some of the incidents you cite involved pilots handli...

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by AirCalSNA
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers
Replies: 24
Views: 7830

RE: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jolau1701" class="quote" target="_blank">jolau1701</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table><table border=...

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by AirCalSNA
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers
Replies: 24
Views: 7830

RE: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PGNCS" class="quote" target="_blank">PGNCS</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I don't avoid them, but the site does allow that...

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by AirCalSNA
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers
Replies: 24
Views: 7830

Searching For Flights NOT On Regional Carriers

Hi folks ... I wondered if anyone knew of a website where one could search for flights within the USA that does not include flights on regional carriers. I avoid the latter due to the various "incidents" over the past few years. Thanks.

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by AirCalSNA
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United. Voted: The Best Airline 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 12028

RE: United. Voted: The Best Airline 2020

Seems like United really overemphasizes the wholel "awards" thing. While waiting for a recent <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> flight back from Philadelphia I was seated near a United gate where they must have announced at least six different "priorities" of passengers being pe...

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by AirCalSNA
Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United. Voted: The Best Airline 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 12028

RE: United. Voted: The Best Airline 2020

After lurking here for many years, I am finally forced to join to respond on this subject, about which I feel passionately. I loathe United Airlines. Even though they have a hub here in <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, I avoid them like the...

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