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by Brick
Wed Feb 02, 2000 9:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest DC-10 Flight
Replies: 2
Views: 1578

RE: Northwest DC-10 Flight

It's most likely a DC-10-40. Flights originating from MSP and are destined for BOS or DTW tend to have continuing service to LGW or AMS. The -40's are mostly used for this...

You probably won't know for sure until you arrive at your gate though.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN

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by Brick
Sat Jan 29, 2000 1:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 2 Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1118

ORD Info

Once your are in the terminal you can access all of the terminals without passing through security EXCEPT Terminal 5. Terminal 5 is the international terminal and you have to be holding a ticket or boarding pass to get to the gate areas. My favorite place inside the terminal at ORD is near the Delta...

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by Brick
Tue Jan 25, 2000 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Good Views At Ord?
Replies: 2
Views: 1918

RE: Any Good Views At Ord?

I've got some info about ORD on my web page. It's at http:/www.pclink.com/mnabbott/index.htm

It's still a work in progress...hope this helps!

Mark

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by Brick
Thu Jan 20, 2000 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting @ LHR And LAX
Replies: 8
Views: 1826

RE: Spotting @ LHR And LAX

I've compilied some information about spotting at LAX that's on my web page. It's at http://www.pclink.com/mnabbott/index.htm Hopefully it will be of help.

Sorry for the crazy text in some places...it's still a work in progress.

Mark

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by Brick
Thu Jan 20, 2000 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Flights Into ORD And MSP
Replies: 1
Views: 2743

RE: Westjet Flights Into ORD And MSP

The Metropolitan Airport Commission, which oversees MSP, announced today that they are opening up seven gates in an effort to attract additional airlines and more flights for those airlines that don't have much service into MSP. Sounds like a good possiblity to me...I wouldn't mind seeing a differen...

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by Brick
Wed Dec 29, 1999 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Up With The Real Light Gray United 727?
Replies: 4
Views: 3259

RE: What's Up With The Real Light Gray United 727?

United has two 727's that have the faded top. They were part of an experimental paint scheme about two to three years ago.

Nothing to be alarmed about....  

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by Brick
Wed Dec 29, 1999 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Is Too Bad !
Replies: 17
Views: 1592

RE: American Is Too Bad !

A lot of people have the exact same complaint as you do except they complain about United. Or Delta. Or Southwest. Transporting hundreds of thousands of passengers and baggage each day is quite a task....there's going to be problems with ANY airline. I find I get bad service regardless of the airlin...

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by Brick
Sun Dec 26, 1999 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where To Go In LAX
Replies: 15
Views: 2496

LAX Info

This probably doesn't add much to the discussion, but I'm putting together some info on LAX on my webpage and I have a photo that you might want to check out.
It's at http://www.pclink.com/mnabbott/index.htm

If you have any questions about it please email be...

Mark

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by Brick
Sun Nov 07, 1999 8:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reno's MD-87s And MD-90s
Replies: 8
Views: 1798

RE: Reno's MD-87s And MD-90s

Currently they are owned and operated by American Airlines on Reno's existing routes. All planes have a hybrid color scheme right now. Some just have a small "AA" logo on the tail over the mountain peaks and the "Reno Air" moved...one I've seen that is painted with the AA red, white, and blue cheatl...

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by Brick
Thu Nov 04, 1999 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's All The UA DC-10s?
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

RE: Where's All The UA DC-10s?

A few DC-10-10's went to LAS where I assume that they are waiting for buyers or will be turned into soda cans. I was in LAS about three weeks ago and there were three of them in storage. Later this week I'm posting pictures of them.

Mark
Minneapolis, MN

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by Brick
Mon Oct 11, 1999 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Enjoy Long Flights?
Replies: 15
Views: 1284

DFW-HNL Flight

I went to Hawaii in 1997. Before then, I had never been on a flight longer than 3.5 hrs. I lived in Oklahoma at the time and always flew through ORD or DFW. So anytime I went anywhere (I've never been overseas) I never got a long flight. Then I booked a trip to Hawaii. I was really excited about bei...

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by Brick
Sun Oct 10, 1999 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stop The Polls!
Replies: 23
Views: 765

RE: Stop The Polls!

Personally, I'm annoyed by polls too. They are repetative and typically don't add any useful information to the discussions. I use the word typically becuase most reponses to poll questions don't bother to say why a user feels a way they do. For example, the question "Which is the greatest airline i...

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by Brick
Sun Oct 10, 1999 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At LAX And LAS
Replies: 6
Views: 3314

Spotting At LAX And LAS

I've got the entire day Tuesday to spot at LAX and Friday morning to spot at LAS... I've been to these airports a few times before, but with tight connections I've never had time to look around for good places to take photos. That's why I need help.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> ...

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by Brick
Wed Oct 06, 1999 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Do You Think Has The Best Web-Site?
Replies: 14
Views: 4339

American Airlines

American Airlines does in my opinion. Other polls on this issue also list AA first.

My second vote goes to United Airlines.

Both sites can run extremely slow during normal business hours unfortunately...

Mark

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by Brick
Wed Sep 29, 1999 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Throwing Out Window Exits
Replies: 9
Views: 1293

RE: Throwing Out Window Exits

American Airlines's Fokker 100's have a hatch weight of 35 pounds. So if you can toss a big bag of dog food into the trunk of your car, then you can easily toss the hatch out the opening. I too have always wondered just how heavy they weight, specially on the older aircraft. I hope I never have to f...

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by Brick
Wed Sep 15, 1999 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting At DFW
Replies: 2
Views: 1505

Spotting At DFW

I've got this coming weekend in and around DFW. I'm looking for good locations to spot.....inside the terminals, outsides, near the runway thresholds, etc. I will have access to a car while I am there so I'd really like to head out to near the runways, but in all of my years of flying in and out of ...

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by Brick
Fri Sep 03, 1999 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fokker-100 At MSP
Replies: 2
Views: 3062

RE: AA Fokker-100 At MSP

Only two American Airlines aircraft types currently visit MSP: the F-100 and the MD-80. The load factors to/from ORD and DFW don't necessitate using any other aircraft right now. Not until we get Northwest out of here.  

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by Brick
Mon Aug 30, 1999 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 777 Going To American Airlines
Replies: 10
Views: 3564

DL's 777 Going To American Airlines

I spoke with an American Airlines crew member yesterday at ORD and he told me that there was a last minute decision by Delta to transfer all the 777's in Delta's fleet to American. In return, Delta will get Reno Air's MD-80's and MD-90's. I haven't been able to get any more details on this. Does any...

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by Brick
Sat Aug 28, 1999 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Bound Tomorrow
Replies: 2
Views: 1135

RE: ORD Bound Tomorrow

I've got the day at ORD too for photos tomorrow.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif"> One of my favorite places inside the terminal is by the Delta Airlines gates...I think it's terminal 3, L concourse. I wanna say between gates L9 and L10, but I'm not sure. One disadvantage from this p...

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by Brick
Sat Aug 28, 1999 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photography At ORD
Replies: 0
Views: 772

Photography At ORD

I've got a trip to ORD tomorrow (wx permitting) for some photography. Is there a good place to get shots near the runways? The last time I was there a local person I met described an area that I could walk to that's directly next to the runway somewhere over by one of the short-term parking lots, bu...

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by Brick
Tue Aug 24, 1999 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA767 At DSM
Replies: 7
Views: 996

RE: AA767 At DSM

Don't forget also that the photo could be mis-identified. Not likely, but possible. Tulsa, OK is a another example of a diversion airport. TUL is a DC9 and 737 airport (no airline flies scheduled wide-body aircraft anymore). Every once in a while, a DL 767, DL L1011, or AA 767 will appear because of...

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by Brick
Sun Aug 08, 1999 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Must Fly On A 747!
Replies: 17
Views: 1329

RE: I Must Fly On A 747!

UA has 747 to/from ORD and DEN also. I'm going to LAX in October for some pictures and I purposefully booked an extra stop through ORD (with only a $3.00 USD increase in fare) to get a 747 flight between ORD-DEN in addition to the 747 flight between DEN-LAX. Being near MSP, I've noticed that Northwe...

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by Brick
Thu Aug 05, 1999 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Photography @ MSP
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

RE: Photography @ MSP

I've spent a great deal of time at MSP lately taking photos testing various equipment... I've made a few notes that I have passed on to other people. Here are some places that I like to take photos inside/outside of MSP: 1. 8th level, parking garage (under construction) Provides a good, unobstructed...

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