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by Type-Rated
Sun Sep 02, 2001 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Didnt Aaliyah Fly On This In The 1st Place?
Replies: 21
Views: 4100

RE: Why Didnt Aaliyah Fly On This In The 1st Place?

Sounds like she had "get there itis". One thing I have seen myself is someone charters an aircraft say for five people, but while the aircraft is enroute to the pick up stop a few freinds decide to come along. Sometimes this can be accomodated, sometimes it cannot. Remember, most crashes don't come ...

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Mon Aug 20, 2001 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Captain Al Haynes: Where Is He Now
Replies: 40
Views: 10461

RE: Captain Al Haynes: Where Is He Now

Captain Haynes currently makes the lecture circuit with a slide show of 232 and discusses the merits of teamwork to corporations. A freind of mine works for a major energy corporation and invited me to see Capt. Haynes presentation a few years back. There were maybe 900 people stuffed into a hotel b...

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Sat Aug 18, 2001 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nostalgia: Domestic 747 Use And Ferry Flights
Replies: 22
Views: 2947

RE: Nostalgia: Domestic 747 Use And Ferry Flights

I remember that Northwest used to operate the 747 on the ORD-MSP route back in the early 70's. At the time, it seemed like all the majors operated 747's domestically, it was their pride and joy. Strangely enough, a few of these 747's replaced the Electra on that route! I took one of TWA's 747's from...

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Tue Jul 31, 2001 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

RE: Frontier Airlines

Additionally, their stock has risen appreciably and they are expanding at a nice controlled rate. Also I have heard that there are quite a few employees from Frontier 1 (This is Frontier 2) working there. I also have heard that even in years that Frontier wasn't operating they still had their Fronti...

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Mon Jul 30, 2001 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Has The Best Food?
Replies: 38
Views: 3407

RE: Which Airline Has The Best Food?

Since we are talking about food on airplanes.... What do you think about airlines that hand you your food at the gate as you are boarding the plane? AA does this, others may as well. After years of flying, I find it rather demeaning and just one more thing to fumble with as you are boarding. Comment...

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Sun Jul 29, 2001 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fly Midway, Is My Money Safe?
Replies: 14
Views: 1579

RE: Fly Midway, Is My Money Safe?

If you are worried about your money, use a credit card. Your airline ticket with Midway is a contract for transportation, it they go under they would then no longer be able to honor that contract. Your credit card company WILL look at this as a "service paid for not provided" and remove the charges ...

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Thu Jul 26, 2001 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Speed Matter?
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

RE: Does Speed Matter?

The Density Altitude (thickness or thiness of the air) has a direct effect on how long the aircraft runs down the runway before it takes off and the takeoff weight of the aircraft has a direct effect on what speed is used for liftoff. (The heavier the more speed is used) The higher the altitude and ...

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Mon Jul 09, 2001 2:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Saw A Plane Out The Window
Replies: 53
Views: 9461

RE: Saw A Plane Out The Window

While it is pretty common to see other aircraft in the air near airports it is less common to see other aircraft passing while enroute, especially heading in the opposite direction. Just recently I saw an AA MD-8X go whizzing by just 1,000 feet below and about 2 miles horizontal separation. We were ...

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Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Republic & Ozark Airlines Question?
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

RE: Republic & Ozark Airlines Question?

Back in the 70's I was a F/O with NC. We used to offer service to MNM from GRB and even a 1 stop to ORD utilizing CV-580's. This was my first "major" Type-Rating, until I moved up to the 9's. NC had the Wisconsin/Michigan regional market really sewn up. Chances were if you lived in a small town in M...

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Wed Jun 13, 2001 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any DC8 Pax Flights?
Replies: 21
Views: 1947

RE: Any DC8 Pax Flights?

Actually, I quite liked the DC-8. I flew on several DC-8-62's and -63's. Who can forget the unmistakable whine of the engines at take off! You just knew you were going somewhere. I found that while the windows were further spaced apart, they were larger in window area so you had quite a panoramic vi...

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Wed Jun 06, 2001 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?
Replies: 15
Views: 2822

RE: Any Food Poisoning On Board Before?

Back in the 70's when the airlines offered "No Frills" flights, you could bring your own food on board and even have the F/A heat it up for you. The very next summer there were lots of outbreaks of food poisionings on airplanes. What was happening was that people were bringing their own food on boar...

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Tue Jun 05, 2001 12:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Braniff And Eastern Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

RE: Braniff And Eastern Questions

You got it perfectly right about air travel in Texas back in the 60's and 70's! BN was truly something special. When the start of the "End of the Plain Plane" campaign started they soon started putting the color of the plane on a placard on the top of the cockpit panel that had the plane's registrat...

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by Type-Rated
Tue Jun 05, 2001 12:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DAL - A Walk Down Memory Lane
Replies: 22
Views: 2768

RE: DAL - A Walk Down Memory Lane

Thanks for the update. Believe it or not, I did not know about the LLUV amusement park! I went through DAL many times until about 1973, then I didn't get back there again until about 1983. I was MSP/ORD based during those years. I guess LLUV came and went during those years. I remember when WN only ...

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by Type-Rated
Mon Jun 04, 2001 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Any Seats Narrower Than That Of The L-1011?
Replies: 22
Views: 2410

RE: Are Any Seats Narrower Than That Of The L-1011?

One of the selling points of the L-1011 that airlines used to advertise when it first started flying was "You're never more than one seat from an aisle", even in coach. I was on an EA L-1011 back in 1972 and it had the 2/2/2/2 seating. There was a wall with a planter in the top of it between the two...

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by Type-Rated
Mon Jun 04, 2001 6:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First Flight?
Replies: 97
Views: 6961

RE: Your First Flight?

Mine was on a NW 722 from MDW-MSP back in 1970.

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by Type-Rated
Mon Jun 04, 2001 12:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Bargin Basement: ORD-SEA On AA/QX/AS
Replies: 3
Views: 3789

RE: Bargin Basement: ORD-SEA On AA/QX/AS

Thanks for the very nice report. I enjoyed reading it.
At least they served your food on the plane. The last few times I have been on AA they hand you your "snack" in a box as you board. I don't really like this procedure, I find it irritating.

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by Type-Rated
Sun Jun 03, 2001 3:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DAL - A Walk Down Memory Lane
Replies: 22
Views: 2768

DAL - A Walk Down Memory Lane

After ferrying a aircraft to DAL yesterday I decided to take some time and go to the terminal and take a trip down memory lane just to see what was left of the old place. I had made many trips thrrough DAL before DFW was built while I was in college. I still remember the day the weather teletype swi...

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by Type-Rated
Sun Jun 03, 2001 5:19 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DAL-HOU WN 51 737-300
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

RE: DAL-HOU WN 51 737-300

The IAH-HOU trip was about 12 minutes. I was wondering if they would even bother "cleaning up" the a/c after takeoff (flaps, gear, etc.) but they did. When we were getting off the aircraft at HOU I told the pilot "That last segement was a lot of work!" He said it was!

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by Type-Rated
Sun Jun 03, 2001 3:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: DAL-HOU WN 51 737-300
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

DAL-HOU WN 51 737-300

I normally wouldn't write a trip report about such a short flight on WN but this was a very unusual event. On June 1, I checked in at DAL at 4:30pm for the 7:00pm flight to HOU. I only had one small bag to check (I don't like carrying bags onboard). The lines were quite long at the ticket counter, b...

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by Type-Rated
Sun Jun 03, 2001 1:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Braniff And Eastern Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

RE: Braniff And Eastern Questions

I almost forgot. Here is a website that I believe is a good example about how Braniff set themselves apart from the rest. Also, there is a book out there,
"Flying Colors" that tells the whole story.

http://www.braniffinternational.org/whatsnew.asp

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by Type-Rated
Sun Jun 03, 2001 12:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: What's The Weirdest Or Strangest Trip You Had?
Replies: 27
Views: 3552

RE: What's The Weirdest Or Strangest Trip You Had?

I was once on a US flight that had to be held due to "Mechanical Problems". The F/O's seat was broken and they had to put in a new seat before we could leave. It was a 737-300 at PHL. Then I was once on a AA 727 from ORD-IAH and I encountered this woman in front of me in line at the agent's desk. Sh...

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by Type-Rated
Sat Jun 02, 2001 11:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: L-1011's
Replies: 26
Views: 2674

RE: L-1011's

I have been on many L-1011's in my time. (DL, TW, EA) and I always loved them. Have you every noticed that the interior shakes quite a bit during take off? I've noticed that the ceilings usually are virbrating and flexing just at about Vr time. Then everything gets smooth, and stays that way. Too ba...

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by Type-Rated
Sat Jun 02, 2001 11:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Braniff And Eastern Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2260

RE: Braniff And Eastern Questions

I had flown on Eastern several times in the early 70's: ORD-FLL 727 WhisperJet ORD-ATL DC-9 WhisperJet ATL-IAH 727 WhisperJet ATL-ORD L-1011 WhisperLiner On the first two flights I would compare them with DL or AA of the time. Efficent service, nothing really to write home about. I do remember on th...

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by Type-Rated
Fri Jun 01, 2001 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A319
Replies: 11
Views: 1644

RE: Frontier A319

I noticed on Frontier's Web Site that they recently reported their third consecutive year of profits. They seem to be ahead of the game and are planning on staying that way. I am happy for them and wish them the best!

http://www.frontierairlines.com/news/pr_05302001.html

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by Type-Rated
Tue May 15, 2001 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has Southwest's New Livery Won You Over Yet?
Replies: 41
Views: 3280

RE: Has Southwest's New Livery Won You Over Yet?

I liked the "Silver" picture posted. They could make the tail the same silver/red or even silver/blue and it would be fine. I think their old livery looks dated and the new is just way too loud! When I first saw the blue I was concerned that they might not be that easy to see while in the air. Espec...

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by Type-Rated
Thu May 10, 2001 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What And Where To Study Sth. Concerning Aviation
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

RE: What And Where To Study Sth. Concerning Aviation

I know Louisiana Tech (USA) has a great Aviation department. I got my degree in Professional Aviation back in 1974. A great number of graduates from this school are now flying for major airlines. Some went on to the military after graduating and some "worked" their way up through general avaiation (...

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by Type-Rated
Sun May 06, 2001 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Slogans
Replies: 70
Views: 12201

RE: Airline Slogans

I always thought that the United Rising campaign was stupid. I couldn't figure out if they were baking bread or what.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile">-> Here's one from the past, Southern Airways. This was used in a campaign to emphasize their standard class cabin: "Don'...

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by Type-Rated
Fri May 04, 2001 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Jobs For High School Students
Replies: 15
Views: 6195

RE: Airline Jobs For High School Students

The coffee shop idea is a good one. I know a guy who started working in the restaurant at BTV and ended up as an agent with UA. He got to know the UA personnel and when they had an opening they told him about it. He got the job. His sister eventually was an agent for CO at BTV at the same time. Don...

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by Type-Rated
Fri Apr 27, 2001 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are American's Fokker's Any Good?
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

RE: Are American's Fokker's Any Good?

Last year I took one of AA's Fokker 100's from IAH-ORD and found them to be quite comparable to a DC-9 or MD-80. It wasn't exceptionally noisy or quiet. Actaully the flight was quite nice except that about 30 minutes into the flight we heard this sound like a creaking and then a hammering sound that...

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by Type-Rated
Fri Apr 27, 2001 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 1936

RE: Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal

I thought the original Airport was pretty well researched. In fact, it inspired me to choose aviation as a career. I sent a letter to Robert Wise, who I believe directed it (back in 1970) and he personally wrote me back thanking me for my comments and he was happy I enjoyed the movie. As a side note...

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by Type-Rated
Wed Apr 25, 2001 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bare Feet Traveller!
Replies: 18
Views: 1911

RE: Bare Feet Traveller!

Back in 1982 I was on a UA flight from IAH-SFO and this guy (about 20 years) got on only wearing a pair of cut off jeans! No shirt, no socks. I was shocked that they let him on like that, but they did. At least he didn't stink! I heard that the Comet that used to be parked at ORD was once owned by a...

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by Type-Rated
Tue Apr 24, 2001 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What It Takes To Be A Pilot
Replies: 16
Views: 13570

RE: What It Takes To Be A Pilot

Here is a very important tip: Always fly the airplane first! If you have an emergency, don't fixate on the problem you must continue to fly the aircraft first, then work on the problem at hand. I think the excerise in "partial panel" was a good one. This demonstrates how you must "feel" the aircraft...

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Sun Apr 22, 2001 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airbus - When?
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

RE: Frontier Airbus - When?

Whoops, let's just say I like the tail. Got my technology mixed up.

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Sun Apr 22, 2001 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airbus - When?
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

RE: Frontier Airbus - When?

I wish they would have given the employees input. I have always liked Frontier, but while I like the horizontal stabilizer, I do not like the "billboard" on the fuselage.

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by Type-Rated
Sat Apr 21, 2001 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Scariest Landing?
Replies: 30
Views: 2573

RE: Your Scariest Landing?

Mine had to be on a UA DC-8-61 on a flight from GRR to ORD. It was at night, a clear full moon type of night. We were on final to 27L at ORD and I noticed that the wings were starting to oscilate. This motion just got worse as we got closer to the runway. When we got to the end of the runway, it see...

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Sat Apr 21, 2001 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Flight Attendants
Replies: 48
Views: 3812

RE: Terrible AA FAs

I remember one time on a flight from ORD-BOS on a UA DC-10 the F/A's served a small meal and then diappeared into the galley. After sitting there with my empty food tray for most of the flight, I noticed we were beginning our descent. So with no F/A's in sight, I took my tray to the galley and hande...

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by Type-Rated
Sat Apr 21, 2001 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 4868

RE: Northeast Airlines

Thanks for the correction BostonBeau. I knew that NE went from MDW to somewhere in the Northeast. I can still remember where NE used to park at MDW, at the southern end where Southwest is now between the terminal and Cicero Ave. Those were great looking planes! I also remember flying STL-ORD on a DL...

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by Type-Rated
Fri Apr 20, 2001 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Question About Jetwash
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

RE: A Question About Jetwash

And jetwash is worse behind aricraft that are in landing configuration. (Gear, Flaps down) The worst aircraft for this is the 757. We try to stay pretty far behind those. Earlier posters are correct that there are wingtip vortices that come off of the wingtips (You can see these visualized sometimes...

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by Type-Rated
Fri Apr 20, 2001 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Decisions, Decisions: The Wife Vs. Airplanes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1372

RE: Decisions, Decisions: The Wife Vs. Airplanes?

Years ago when I was married my wife didn't like the days away from home I spent flying. You know the dishwasher would break, the washing machine would break all when I was gone, etc. So after about 4 years of this she gave me an ultimatum, either her of flying. Hint: Never, ever give a pilot this c...

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Fri Apr 20, 2001 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northeast Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 4868

RE: Northeast Airlines

I remember Northeast 's service to Chiago, they used MDW instead of ORD. At the time they were one of only a handful of airlines using the then just remodeled MDW. They used DC-9's on the service from MDW to BOS (I believe, but may be mistaken on the destination)

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by Type-Rated
Thu Apr 19, 2001 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To Ozark?
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

RE: What Happened To Ozark?

I just saw an article on the front page of the Wall Street Journal about this. It seems that Great Plains (based in Tulsa, OK) bought Ozark for the operating certificate,aircraft and employees. They plan on starting service with these from Tulsa to Nashville later this year. Seems people in Tulsa ar...

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by Type-Rated
Fri Apr 13, 2001 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental To Hawaii. Any Good?
Replies: 12
Views: 2042

RE: Continental To Hawaii. Any Good?

Last January I took CO from IAH to Hawaii. It was a terrible flight. We left 45 minutes late (no explanation given). The cabin of the MD-11 didn't look like it was prepped before the flight. Magazines sitting on seat cushions, newspapers on the floor, empty drink cups in the seat backs pockets. The ...

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by Type-Rated
Mon Mar 19, 2001 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Best Piston(single)aircraft To You?
Replies: 10
Views: 6283

RE: What Is The Best Piston(single)aircraft To You?


I thnk that the straight tail Beechcraft Bonanzas are great to fly. (BE-33 series)
They were formerly known as Debonair's. Got my instrument in one, very stable on approaches.

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by Type-Rated
Mon Feb 26, 2001 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Flight 10
Replies: 10
Views: 1836

RE: Continental Flight 10

And after they cleaned up the hydraulic fluid leakage and fixed the problem the same a/c departed again, 5-1/2 hours behind schedule.

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by Type-Rated
Mon Feb 19, 2001 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Experienced A Takeoff Like These?
Replies: 25
Views: 2534

RE: Anyone Experienced A Takeoff Like These?

Years ago I was on a BN BAC 111 departing 27L at ORD on a 100 F day with a full load. By the time we were 3/4 of the way down the runway we were wondering if we were going to drive to MKC instead of fly. When we finally did lift off the 111 sounded like it was creaking and groaning and it didn't cli...

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by Type-Rated
Sun Sep 19, 1999 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Horror Story
Replies: 19
Views: 1345

RE: A Horror Story

I do hope you sent in a letter of complaint to NationsAir! They need to be aware of incidents such as this. I once had a horrible experience on CO, right after TI took it over, the F/A actually thought I was an ex-boyfreind of hers! She created quite a scene. It was so bad, that when we landed, I f...

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by Type-Rated
Sun Sep 19, 1999 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midway And Rear-facing Seats...
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

RE: Midway And Rear-facing Seats...

Yes, those rear seats on SW are pretty neat. If you have a large family they make it more comfortable to fly together. Concerning MDW. During the 1966-68 era, the City of Chicago demolished the old MDW terminal (save the International Terminal and the Tower) and built the current one. They even upg...

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