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by TonyBurr
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop Flights From MIA To CPT On The Table
Replies: 35
Views: 10035

RE: Nonstop Flights From MIA To CPT On The Table

JNB by <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acronym> is a better launching place for flights to other cities in Africa. <acronym title="Cape Town - International (D.F. Malan) (CPT / FACT), South Africa">CPT</acronym> has few if any non stop flights to o...

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by TonyBurr
Mon May 23, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Preclearance And Duty Free
Replies: 18
Views: 2442

RE: US Preclearance And Duty Free

You will have to clear <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym> in <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> to fly to <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym>. Th...

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by TonyBurr
Mon May 23, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TSA Head Neffenger - Expect Even More Delays
Replies: 59
Views: 10920

RE: TSA Head Neffenger - Expect Even More Delays

Require members of Congress to stand on those long lines rather than their VIP entrance, and they will get TSA to speed it up.

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by TonyBurr
Wed May 18, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Tells Passengers To Arrive 3 Hrs Before Flight
Replies: 116
Views: 22632

RE: ORD Tells Passengers To Arrive 3 Hrs Before Flight

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

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by TonyBurr
Mon May 09, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Horror At ORD Today
Replies: 52
Views: 6731

RE: TSA Horror At ORD Today

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JasonCRH" class="quote" target="_blank">JasonCRH</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I am surprise...

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by TonyBurr
Mon May 09, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TSA Horror At ORD Today
Replies: 52
Views: 6731

RE: TSA Horror At ORD Today

A real problem must be checked luggage since they have to delay the flight to take the luggage off of anyone who did not make it through <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym>, and than the problem of matching luggage to a new flight. Something has to be done about it...

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by TonyBurr
Fri May 06, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine
Replies: 25
Views: 18243

RE: Hong Kong Airlines Mx Drops A330 Engine

Might need more than one roll of duct tape to fix.

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by TonyBurr
Mon May 02, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK To Commence 7th Daily BKK Effective 01 JUL '16
Replies: 45
Views: 12648

RE: EK To Commence 7th Daily BKK Effective 01 JUL '16

I have been to Bangkok many times ( and going in June again) but did not realize it was that popular. I am happy for them for their tourist business. I do enjoy it and it is inexpensive. Good for all of them.

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by TonyBurr
Mon May 02, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK To Commence 7th Daily BKK Effective 01 JUL '16
Replies: 45
Views: 12648

RE: EK To Commence 7th Daily BKK Effective 01 JUL '16

Why is there so much demand for this route? It cannot just be from Dubai, is it connecting traffic from Europe?

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by TonyBurr
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports Where You Have Access To All Terminals?
Replies: 14
Views: 2597

RE: Airports Where You Have Access To All Terminal

At PHL you can now walk from Terminal A to F without reentering security.

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by TonyBurr
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bethune Talks About Leadership At United
Replies: 80
Views: 10465

RE: Bethune Talks About Leadership At United

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/UA444" class="quote" target="_blank">UA444</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> "There is not one thi...

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by TonyBurr
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 1246: FA Deploys Slide "On Purpose"
Replies: 37
Views: 16677

RE: UAL 1246: FA Deploys Slide "On Purpose"

She heard that Jeff Smisek was rehired as CEO by the Fund people and she had to get out of there ASAP.

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by TonyBurr
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Africa Trip - DL Or SAA?
Replies: 15
Views: 3476

RE: Africa Trip - DL Or SAA?

I have done the USA-South Africa on SAA in both Business and Economy. I always enjoy SAA. Their product and service have always been good. If there are irrops they are not the best. You will love South Africa. I lived near Durban for rive years and I really miss it. Enjoy. The safari is fantastic. G...

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by TonyBurr
Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United And AFA Reach Settlement On 787 Allocations
Replies: 46
Views: 10634

RE: United And AFA Reach Settlement On 787 Allocations

After all these years after the merger this shows how absurd UA is today that it is still divided. Get your act together. We got rid of Smisek now move on.

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by TonyBurr
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA #173 (LHR-JFK) Canceled 5 Days IN A ROW
Replies: 15
Views: 17469

BA #173 (LHR-JFK) Canceled 5 Days IN A ROW

I was looking on the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Source and noticed that the flight <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 173, <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (...

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by TonyBurr
Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC835 Diverted To LHR
Replies: 17
Views: 11186

RE: AC835 Diverted To LHR

OK, where is this flight coming/going to? Best to put airports not just flight numbers. Some of us are not able to memorize all the flight numbers of all the airlines.

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by TonyBurr
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Global Entry Available Now For UK Citizens
Replies: 21
Views: 5379

RE: US Global Entry Available Now For UK Citizens

I used it yesterday at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (Municipal) (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> coming from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>. From deplaning, through Global Entry with carry on to the street outside was no l...

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by TonyBurr
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Of China . Your Experience?
Replies: 19
Views: 3806

RE: Airlines Of China . Your Experience?

Last summer I flew Air China <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Beijing - Capital (PEK / ZBAA), China">PEK</acronym> in F. It was probably one of the best flights I have ever had. I was the only one in F so ...

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by TonyBurr
Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 - Beautiful Take Off
Replies: 23
Views: 12838

A350 - Beautiful Take Off

I was driving down a highway near Philadelphia Airport when I saw a huge plane lift off. It had two engines so I knew it was not a 747. I thought it looked like a huge 777, but it had a different shape and form. It was magnificent. All of a sudden it hit me that it was 10:30 <acronym title="Aeromexi...

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by TonyBurr
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United Website Booking
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

RE: United Website Booking

Since the merger one of the worst results has been the horrible <acronym title="Kingfisher Airlines (India) AND Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym> on the website. Any problem is expected, not a surprise. On Flyertalk a lot of discussion on the extremely poor quality of the website. If you are ha...

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by TonyBurr
Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Getting Diverted To Your Final Destination.
Replies: 26
Views: 4734

RE: Getting Diverted To Your Final Destination.

Years ago I was on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> when we were diverted to Bangor, ME. Remember th...

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by TonyBurr
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 40 Minutes Transfer At Doha, Possible?
Replies: 13
Views: 2390

RE: 40 Minutes Transfer At Doha, Possible?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/cedarjet" class="quote" target="_blank">cedarjet</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>I would leave it as it is if there is a la...

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by TonyBurr
Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was Eastern Ever Considered A Good Airline
Replies: 72
Views: 15439

RE: Was Eastern Ever Considered A Good Airline

I flew Eastern as a child especially New York (Ideweild in those days) and <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (Isla Verde) (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym>. My father had his business in Puerto Rico. We often flew Eastern on this route ( or Pan Am, or Trans Caribbean)....

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by TonyBurr
Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF63/06Jan Via PER W/5 Engins To JNB
Replies: 57
Views: 14375

RE: QF63/06Jan Via PER W/5 Engins To JNB

What happens to pax's connections since this flight probably landed in JNB later? Will Qantas put them at a hotel and help/pay for new reservations?

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by TonyBurr
Sun Jan 03, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 1hrs45min Enough To Connect In PHL?
Replies: 10
Views: 2175

RE: 1hrs45min Enough To Connect In PHL?

Unless an unusal delay or problem occurs it should be OK. If you are on one itinerary with AA they would help you if there is a problem.

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by TonyBurr
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Goes Back To Pick Family Heading For Funeral
Replies: 46
Views: 18431

RE: Pilot Goes Back To Pick Family Heading For Funeral

It is nice to hear this type of story. The pilot did the correct thing. He should be commended.

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by TonyBurr
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar A350 Inbound To Philadelphia!
Replies: 23
Views: 10253

RE: Qatar A350 Inbound To Philadelphia!

Qatar must be doing well on the PHL routting. They have not done it for all that long.

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by TonyBurr
Thu Dec 31, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR New 777-300ER Configuration 16Q1 Operations
Replies: 5
Views: 4752

RE: QR New 777-300ER Configuration 16Q1 Operations

Do they not have any F on these routes? I cannot believe that New York does not have F.

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by TonyBurr
Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And HKG
Replies: 47
Views: 11326

RE: UA And HKG

How come <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> cannot maintain more than a 777 to <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> when <a...

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by TonyBurr
Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA And HKG
Replies: 47
Views: 11326

RE: UA And HKG

UA needs to improve their present reliability and on time flights before they do anymore flight. <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Kok) (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong AND OLD: Hong Kong - Kai Tak International (HKG / VHHH) (closed), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym> has so...

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by TonyBurr
Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New AA Uniform
Replies: 34
Views: 14668

RE: New AA Uniform

they are all BORING. I hope they did not pay anyone to "design" them.

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by TonyBurr
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Time To Do Away With Fuel Surcharges
Replies: 77
Views: 11685

Time To Do Away With Fuel Surcharges

When the price of a barrell of oil rose many airlines added a fuel surcharge to the price of the ticket. They could hide them in the fees, and not as part of the fare. Now that oil has dropped dramatically it is sorry that they still add this fuel surcharge. If they want to charge a true fare, call ...

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by TonyBurr
Sun Dec 20, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch Ministry Approves 2nd EK A380 Daily To AMS
Replies: 49
Views: 10590

RE: Dutch Ministry Approves 2nd EK A380 Daily To AMS

"and I don't think it's fair to penalize the US and European carriers who arguably take far better care of their employees than the ME3 do" I agree that the US and European airlines take better care of their employees. The problem is they do not take care of their passengers anything like the ME3 ta...

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by TonyBurr
Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help With Booking FLL Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 2450

RE: Help With Booking FLL Trip

I just received a schedule change from <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> on a flight at the end of a cruise in March. Originally I had about 4 1/2 hours form docking to flight which was fine. They mvoed the flight up 1 1/2 hours so I knew I could not stay with that flight. I call...

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by TonyBurr
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Help With Booking FLL Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 2450

RE: Help With Booking FLL Trip

I always go the day before. It is worth the extra hotel night vs missing the non refundable cruise.

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by TonyBurr
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do You Like/dislike Flying The 380? Why?
Replies: 33
Views: 4016

RE: Do You Like/dislike Flying The 380? Why?

I have flown the 380 on <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</acronym> and <acronym title="Thai International (Thailand)">TG</acronym> in J and F. It was very nice, but I would not inconvenince myself to fly it. It is more the seat and service than the aircraft that count. It can be a real pain wh...

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by TonyBurr
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class Passengers, "After You."
Replies: 2
Views: 2110

RE: First Class Passengers, "After You."

Some airlines will keep the non First doors closed until the First pax have disembarked from the upper deck if that is where First if located.

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by TonyBurr
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CX 777ER Damaged At ZRH
Replies: 50
Views: 23927

RE: CX 777ER Damaged At ZRH

WOW, that is something. I bet someone is already looking for a new job.

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by TonyBurr
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: Better Off Without Smisek
Replies: 38
Views: 9379

RE: UA: Better Off Without Smisek

I found Oscar's comment something to the effect that while on the board he saw the stock rise and profits come in, and"perhaps" they (the Board) were not aware enough of what was happening on the operational side. This is probably true of the entire Board, and thus VERY sad and disappointing. They w...

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by TonyBurr
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:19 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Problems Booking @AA.com
Replies: 2
Views: 1510

RE: Problems Booking @AA.com

The only part I can comment on is the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (Metropolitan) (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> question. They do not provide transport...

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by TonyBurr
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Starting Denver-Munich On May 11, 2016
Replies: 49
Views: 11158

RE: Lufthansa Starting Denver-Munich On May 11, 2016

MUC is so much easier to transfer to other flights than is <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. It is a nicer airport and easy to get around. I prefer it to <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</ac...

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by TonyBurr
Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pacing While Talking On Phone In Airline Lounge
Replies: 21
Views: 3393

RE: Pacing While Talking On Phone In Airline Loung

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/copter808" class="quote" target="_blank">copter808</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>If we want to live in a civilized societ...

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by TonyBurr
Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Attendant Bullies Lady - Video By Pax
Replies: 178
Views: 27646

RE: AA Flight Attendant Bullies Lady - Video By Pax

These over powered FA's are becoming too frequent. If 20 pax's complained to the pilot there is NO doubt who was at fault. The FA should be fired immediately.

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by TonyBurr
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pope On AA For US Visit
Replies: 2
Views: 1905

RE: Pope On AA For US Visit

Just departed tonight from PHL on the same 777. It is listed as flight AA 9420. You can follow it on Flightaware.

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by TonyBurr
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F And J Table Cloth Looks Shabby With Fold Lines
Replies: 13
Views: 3166

RE: F And J Table Cloth Looks Shabby With Fold Lin

Generally for me it is ruined because the FA puts too little ice in my drinks. I don't want them warm.

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by TonyBurr
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD: Moving Sidewalks On C To Be Removed
Replies: 37
Views: 8201

RE: ORD: Moving Sidewalks On C To Be Removed

It is easy to say do away with them, but you may be young enough not to find even a small part of people movers a great relief for older people or people with some disabilities. Easy if you are 20 or 30 yo, adds some stress going from one end to another if you are older. Please, don't just go on wha...

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by TonyBurr
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: F And J Table Cloth Looks Shabby With Fold Lines
Replies: 13
Views: 3166

RE: F And J Table Cloth Looks Shabby With Fold Lin

Fly UNITED. They don't have tablecloths in F, they just throw another napkin at you to use as a tablecloth. Typical UA.

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by TonyBurr
Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New United Site Down
Replies: 17
Views: 2626

RE: New United Site Down

UA It having problems? What a surprise !!!!!  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/bigthumbsup.gif" width="33" height="15" border="0"/>   <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/banghead.gif" width="25" height="20" bor...

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by TonyBurr
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Names Munoz CEO, Smisek Steps Down
Replies: 261
Views: 37094

RE: United Names Munoz CEO, Smisek Steps Down

I cannot tell you how HAPPY I am to hear that Smisek is gone. I did not think I would live to see the day when he was gone. Now "this is a change I will like" (j. Smisek). I am in shock, but what a wonderful type of shock to be in. There is HOPE of <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>...

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by TonyBurr
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tenerife 1977 - Why 747 Service To Las Palmas?
Replies: 74
Views: 22575

RE: Tenerife 1977 - Why 747 Service To Las Palmas?

I was alive at that time. They were diversions due to problems at their destiantion airports. Neither was suppose to be there at all. They were not 747 destinations for either airport. I forget whether they were weather or airport safety diverions. I know they were not scheduled or charters.

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