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by prosa
Tue Dec 04, 2001 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tourists Spots With Little Air Service
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Tourists Spots With Little Air Service

I can think of three major US tourist destinations with relatively little air service: Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach and Branson. Atlantic City's the easiest to explain; it's within easy driving distance of many large population centers, and for those visitors who do fly PHL is not far away. Myrtle Be...

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by prosa
Tue Dec 04, 2001 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nicest City...From The Air.
Replies: 61
Views: 1313

RE: Nicest City...From The Air.

The Twin Towers when approaching NYC

Well, I, uh, hate to disappoint you, but ...

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by prosa
Mon Dec 03, 2001 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York/Newark
Replies: 89
Views: 3420

RE: New York/Newark

<i>And guess what? If you take a cab to EWR, the driver has the right to charge you double? You know why? He legally can't pick up passengers at EWR, where as he can at LGA and JFK.</i> The cab fare from NYC to EWR is meter + r/t tolls + $10. NYC taxis going to other destinations outside the city in...

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by prosa
Mon Dec 03, 2001 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabo Verde Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 1659

RE: Cabo Verde Airlines

<i>All I know is that at one time they flew charters out of Boston Logan to Ilha do Sal. They thought that that Cape Verde Islands would make a great alternative beach destination for New Englanders. They still maintain an office in Boston, and maybe they'll continue with charters this winter. Who c...

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by prosa
Sun Dec 02, 2001 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York/Newark
Replies: 89
Views: 3420

RE: New York/Newark

<i>Besides, it's quicker to travel to LGA and JFK, as well as less expensive. Plus, you can take the A train to JFK, or the M60 to LGA.</i> Until AirTrain opens, the A train option is very slow - those shuttle buses from Howard Beach are interminable. Not to mention the fact that if you're travellin...

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by prosa
Sun Dec 02, 2001 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bradley Intl, CT
Replies: 39
Views: 675

RE: Bradley Intl, CT

<b>As a Texan who often travels to Vermont, give me BDL over BOS every time. Right on the interstate, quick and easy trip. Beautiful area, as well.</b> <i>whynot travel to BTV (Burlington International Airport)?</i> BDL is closer for much of southern Vermont, although the expansion of service at MHT...

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by prosa
Sun Dec 02, 2001 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With One Airline Only Service
Replies: 46
Views: 1124

RE: Airports With One Airline Only Service

Roswell, New Mexico - Mesa (B1900)

Only if you include flights from Earth  Smokin cool

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by prosa
Sun Dec 02, 2001 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK As A Domestic Hub
Replies: 12
Views: 2088

RE: JFK As A Domestic Hub

<i>Another issue, is the Port Authority doesn't grant many slots for domestic flights out of JFK. JetBlue is an exception though. I'm not sure whether JetBlue has some sort of special deal, or they bribed the Port Authority.</i> JetBlue was able to get slots at JFK in return for providing reasonably...

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by prosa
Sun Dec 02, 2001 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New York/Newark
Replies: 89
Views: 3420

RE: New York/Newark

EWR is now more closely linked to NYC because there is direct rail service from Penn Station to the airport monorail.

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by prosa
Sun Dec 02, 2001 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bradley Intl, CT
Replies: 39
Views: 675

RE: Bradley Intl, CT

<i>There was even talks of, if I remember correctly, BDL generating enough high yield pax (CT and Western Mass are pretty rich) to warrant a non-stop to London, if only it weren't sandwiched between NYC and Boston.</i> I believe there actually <i>was</i> nonstop service between BDL and LHR in the ea...

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by prosa
Sun Dec 02, 2001 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Very INTERESTING: Unused Int'l Route Authorities!
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

RE: Very INTERESTING: Unused Int'l Route Authorities!

DUS-YYZ (Air Canada)
DUS-NRT/KIX (Japan Airlines)
DUS-ORD (American)
DUS-JNB (SAA)


Lufthansa once operated DUS-DFW-MEX. Do they still have the rights?

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by prosa
Sat Dec 01, 2001 6:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whitney Houston Dying?
Replies: 22
Views: 3004

RE: Whitney Houston Dying?

I heard Whitney is dying of Cocaine use and has lost so much weight that even treatment isnt helping her supposedly shes down to 90lbs, can any one confirm this, hope its not true

You hear all sort of celebrity rumors, I'd be surprised if 10% of them were even partially true.

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by prosa
Sat Dec 01, 2001 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far From The Airport Do You Live?
Replies: 59
Views: 6424

RE: How Far From The Airport Do You Live?

<i>Im about 2-3 miles from ISP (just north of the airport) my house is right under the takeoff and landing pattern of runway 15R/33L.........PROSA, you should know the area......Im 3 blocks from the Ronkonkoma railroad station</i> I sure know the area ... you actually live 3 blocks from the Worst Pl...

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by prosa
Sat Dec 01, 2001 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Far From The Airport Do You Live?
Replies: 59
Views: 6424

RE: How Far From The Airport Do You Live?

I'm about five miles west of ISP, almost directly under the approach to runway 06/24.

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by prosa
Sat Dec 01, 2001 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Emptiest Cabin
Replies: 18
Views: 1290

RE: The Emptiest Cabin

In 1991 or 1992 I was one of about ten passengers on an early-morning DL flight from BDL to CVG. I can't remember what type of equipment was used. At any rate, midway through the flight I got up and headed toward the lavatory at the rear of the cabin. On one of the last rows, a FA had folded up the ...

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by prosa
Sat Dec 01, 2001 4:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Got A Lady...and I Want Her Gone
Replies: 58
Views: 2698

RE: Got A Lady...and I Want Her Gone

Just stop calling her. Never return her phone calls. Make excusess, say there is another woman in the picture.

No way. That's a coward's way out. Much better to tell her that there's no point in continuing the relationship, it was nice when it lasted but it's better to move on, etc.

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by prosa
Sat Dec 01, 2001 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Got A Lady...and I Want Her Gone
Replies: 58
Views: 2698

RE: Got A Lady...and I Want Her Gone

<i>So what can I do to dispose of her without being rude or mean?</i> Just tell her that the relationship isn't working and that you want to end it before things get any more serious. Be matter-of-fact and present your decision as a <i>fait accompli</i>, declining to participate if she wants to talk...

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by prosa
Sat Dec 01, 2001 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorists Learn From Their Mistakes
Replies: 17
Views: 2168

RE: Terrorists Learn From Their Mistakes

<i>In a NBC news video there was an interesting theory. It was suggested that the idea of crashing an airliner into a city was a very old idea</i> Possibly the closest this ever came to happening before September 11 was on April 7, 1994, when about-to-be-fired FedEx flight engineer Auburn Calloway, ...

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by prosa
Fri Nov 30, 2001 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those Lost On Sept 11th: "Heroes" Or "Victims"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

RE: Those Lost On Sept 11th: "Heroes" Or "Victims"

One afternoon in late September, I was walking past a police precinct station in Manhattan. Walking behind me was a girl about eight or nine years of age, and a 40-ish man, presumably her father. The girl asked her father about all the sheets of paper that were taped to the front of the station hous...

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by prosa
Fri Nov 30, 2001 5:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taxis In Your City
Replies: 29
Views: 1626

RE: Taxis In Your City

<i>In New York, 4 basic types (as in 1999): Crown Vic, Caprice, Venture and Odyssey/Oasis minivans; I always picked a minivan, all minivans had 5 seats only, the 3rd row was removed Is it still the same now?</i> Mostly just Crown Vics today. Most if not all of the Caprices are gone. There are some O...

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by prosa
Fri Nov 30, 2001 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Those Lost On Sept 11th: "Heroes" Or "Victims"?
Replies: 16
Views: 2134

RE: Those Lost On Sept 11th: "Heroes" Or "Victims"

<i>There's no question the level of what we traditionally think of as 'heroism'... between a firefighter going back into the second tower after the first collapsed and say, a receptionist watching one of those jets head straight for her windowpane...is a credible difference</i> It's not certain if a...

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by prosa
Fri Nov 30, 2001 4:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Girl Pretty?
Replies: 72
Views: 2941

RE: Is This Girl Pretty?

She's very nice, except for the dyed hair. I really don't like the way many Asian women dye their hair light brown or even blonde.

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by prosa
Thu Nov 29, 2001 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Non-US Airlines In The US
Replies: 37
Views: 4792

RE: Non-US Airlines In The US

Kuwait Airlines:
Not sure

JFK-LHR

Ethiopian:
Washington Dulles to Rome
JFK to ???

They serve EWR, not JFK. I don't know where their destination from EWR is, however.

South African:
JFK to Lagos

I thought it was Cape Verde.

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by prosa
Tue Nov 27, 2001 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Education System In Your Country?
Replies: 17
Views: 3112

RE: Education System In Your Country?

What's basically happened in the United States is that education really doesn't begin until the college level. The free public education that's universally available until age 18 or so is not very good in comparison to what's offered in most other developed countries. On the other hand, a much highe...

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by prosa
Tue Nov 27, 2001 1:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rebuilding WTC: The Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1490

RE: Rebuilding WTC: The Problem

<i>Thankfuly the terrorists didn't crash into Indian Point 2 otherwise most of the 12 million would New Yorkers and New Jerseyians would cease to exist and I wouldn't be around to type this post.</i> Reactor containment buildings are specifically designed to withstand the impact of a crashing airlin...

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by prosa
Tue Nov 27, 2001 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How About Some Sick Jokes To Pass Some Time?
Replies: 66
Views: 6842

RE: How About Some Sick Jokes To Pass Some Time?

Did you hear about the upcoming movie, Superman in New York?
It has a new opening line:
"Look! Up in the sky!
It's a bird, it's a plane,
It's Sup - oh fuck, it is a plane!"

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by prosa
Wed Nov 14, 2001 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Flight Attendents
Replies: 48
Views: 2500

RE: Old Flight Attendents

Do you think that it is a good business strategy for the major airlines to hire ladies that are in their fiftys or older???

They don't have any choice, at least in the United States, due to laws prohibiting age discrimination in employment.

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by prosa
Tue Nov 13, 2001 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Near JFK
Replies: 282
Views: 21349

RE: Plane Crash Near JFK

might it have been hit by a smaller A/C? Like PSA 182 in san diego in the 70's. any rumours about that?

There isn't much GA activity at JFK.

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by prosa
Tue Nov 13, 2001 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash Near JFK
Replies: 282
Views: 21349

RE: Plane Crash Near JFK

Paula Zahn brilliantly deducts that the aircraft is a "Boeing Airbus jetliner"

Oy vay.

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by prosa
Tue Nov 13, 2001 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Airlines Hubs
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

RE: U.S. Airlines Hubs

WN: none

DAL and BWI?

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by prosa
Thu Nov 08, 2001 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Needs 96% Load Factor To Survive
Replies: 27
Views: 6542

RE: UA Needs 96% Load Factor To Survive

Did UA EVER get 96% load figures?

More to the point, has any airline, anywhere, ever gotten a 96% load factor for any length of time?

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by prosa
Thu Nov 08, 2001 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotter Girls
Replies: 48
Views: 2476

RE: Spotter Girls

<i>Always when I go spotting to different airports over the world, I met spotters but it are always guys never spotting girls. What is the reason that there are no spotting girls? Or am I wrong? Are there female spotters?</i> It's not just aviation - transportation in general has little interest for...

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by prosa
Thu Nov 08, 2001 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Needs 96% Load Factor To Survive
Replies: 27
Views: 6542

RE: UA Needs 96% Load Factor To Survive

I'd be very interested in seeing the break-even load factor for Southwest. Betcha it's a lot lower than United's!

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by prosa
Fri Nov 02, 2001 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor, CO To Buy US Airways
Replies: 17
Views: 2923

RE: Rumor, CO To Buy US Airways

None of the business-news sites I've checked have anything to say about this rumor. And most such sites just thrive on rumors!

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by prosa
Wed Oct 31, 2001 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here's Delta Enacting Its Predatory Power.
Replies: 9
Views: 1790

RE: Here's Delta Enacting Its Predatory Power.

<i>To all Delta fans: do you realize that the only reason Delta does this is to be anticompetitive? Look at the part that states that DL provides the fares for people! That is complete BS! If AirTran didn't offer this sale, DL wouldn't either.</i> Your point? What Delta did was not anticompetitive. ...

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by prosa
Wed Oct 31, 2001 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Non-hub Airports With Most VIP Clubs
Replies: 11
Views: 3469

RE: US Non-hub Airports With Most VIP Clubs

I'd guess LGA

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by prosa
Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Got The Best Looking Cabin Crew?
Replies: 63
Views: 5618

RE: Who's Got The Best Looking Cabin Crew?

How about Uzbekistan Airways? Really, this is no joke. About a year ago, I saw five of their FA's outside the Hotel Pennsylvania* in Manhattan waiting for a shuttle bus to JFK. All five of them were in their middle to late twenties and all of them were real knockouts. Nice ethnic mixture as well. Tw...

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by prosa
Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlueing To Michigan...which Destination?
Replies: 11
Views: 1385

RE: JetBlueing To Michigan...which Destination?

JetBlue doesn't serve or plan on serving Michigan, at least in the near future.

Wasn't there some discussion about service to Grand Rapids in the near future?

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by prosa
Mon Oct 29, 2001 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Is Closer To Manhattan?
Replies: 12
Views: 2412

RE: Which Is Closer To Manhattan?

<i>If you live in Manhattan, a cab ride there is more than a cab ride to JFK or Laguardia. However there is new train service from Penn Station that may not make it so bad now.</i> Rail service to JFK will begin within a year, which will limit EWR's temporary advantage in that respect. JFK seems les...

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