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by andersjt
Thu Apr 01, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anything Interesting Happen Today For You?
Replies: 16
Views: 1635

RE: Anything Interesting Happen Today For You?

Always wondered why <acronym title="Suva - Nausori (SUV / NFSU), Fiji">SUV</acronym>'s had become so popular. Took my car in for service today, and the loaner available was a Mercedes ML320. Great!, I thought - my chance to try one! What a piece of s***. The thing drives like a truck. I cannot belie...

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by andersjt
Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wouldn't This Kind Of Cabin Be A Great Idea...
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

RE: Wouldn't This Kind Of Cabin Be A Great Idea...

Tony: This sort of an idea was used by the original Frontier Airlines in the 70's. It kind of got phased out in the 80's when deregulation hit, and the airline actually had to fill seats to make money. The early 737's were designed so that the back of the middle seat could drop down if not being use...

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by andersjt
Wed Mar 17, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fans?
Replies: 36
Views: 2655

RE: United Fans?

As much as they have disappointed me on my last three trips, I remain a fan of United, and I cannot explain why. My last trip was 2 weeks ago, a last minute trip for a family emergency in Denver. I paid big bucks for full fare first class, and needless to say the breakfast I had was pretty disappoin...

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by andersjt
Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WSJ Article: UAL Pilot's Writing Thank You's?
Replies: 13
Views: 3302

RE: WSJ Article: UAL Pilot's Writing Thank You's?

I was in United First on a flight from <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</a...

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by andersjt
Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Real Estate Question
Replies: 1
Views: 2330

RE: Real Estate Question

"Brokers Protected" can mean a couple of things: More often the sign has been posted by the property owner and they are telling all brokers that they are welcome and encouraged to bring in buyers/tenants and the owner will pay them a commission. Some owners are reluctant to get brokers/agents involv...

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by andersjt
Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA: WHY 747 For LAX-DEN?
Replies: 23
Views: 5953

RE: UA: WHY 747 For LAX-DEN?

I was just on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 779 last night <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International ...

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by andersjt
Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Was The Last Flight You Made?
Replies: 87
Views: 7236

RE: When Was The Last Flight You Made?

How timely: last night, March 1, 2004, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> Flight 779 <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Ang...

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by andersjt
Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Corp. Stock Price Increasing
Replies: 7
Views: 3233

RE: UAL Corp. Stock Price Increasing

A lot of those "insiders" that dumped their shares back in the fall included the Employee Owner unions. Not wanting any more trouble with them, I don't think UAL wants to emerge with the stock intact.

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by andersjt
Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets
Replies: 131
Views: 14135

RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Back around 1986 or 1987, for positioning, TWA used to run <acronym title="Burbank / Glendale / Pasadena (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. My travel agent didn't believe ...

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by andersjt
Fri Feb 27, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Corp. Stock Price Increasing
Replies: 7
Views: 3233

RE: UAL Corp. Stock Price Increasing

In bankruptcy cases, there is always some glimmer of hope that there will be something left for shareholders, but probably not in this case. Other than market plays, it is hard to understand why the stock price has gone up. Last fall, Glenn Tilton stated publicly that most likely the stock would be ...

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by andersjt
Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did You Meet Your Better Half?
Replies: 45
Views: 3264

RE: How Did You Meet Your Better Half?

14 years ago last October at the gym. He asked me out. I should have listened to the voice in my head when he told me he was still living at home with his parents.

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by andersjt
Sun Feb 01, 2004 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Airlines Got Their Names?
Replies: 56
Views: 8605

RE: How Airlines Got Their Names?

I will embelish on StevenUhl's post regarding United Airlines - In the late 1920's 4 mail carriers, and several aircraft (and aircraft parts) manufacturers operated under the umbrella name "United Aircraft and Transport Corporation (UATC)." Boeing Air Transport, National Air Transport, Pacific Air T...

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by andersjt
Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Beautiful Actress(es)!
Replies: 55
Views: 30932

RE: Most Beautiful Actress(es)!

My classic favorite will always remain Grace Kelly.

After I saw "The Ring" I was really taken by how naturally pretty Naomi Watts is.

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by andersjt
Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 4th Qtr And Full Year 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 3512

UA 4th Qtr And Full Year 2003

Home > Investor Relations > Investor Relations UAL Corporation (ticker: UAL, exchange: New York Stock Exchange) News Release - 27-Jan-2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UAL Corporation Reports Significant Restructuring Progress Company Reports Four...

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by andersjt
Sun Jan 25, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was Your First Turboprop Flight?
Replies: 89
Views: 9683

RE: What Was Your First Turboprop Flight?

It was the summer of 1971, I was 10, my sister was 8. We were being allowed to travel alone to visit our Aunt in New Mexico. The entire trip was on Frontier's Convair 580's. The routing was RKS-RWL-<acronym title="Laramie - Regional (General Brees Field) (LAR / KLAR), USA - Wyoming">LAR</acronym>-<a...

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by andersjt
Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: VNY To SDL On FlexJet
Replies: 1
Views: 1832

VNY To SDL On FlexJet

I haven't seen any posts for FlexJet or any other fractional share ownsership flights, so I thought I would post my first (and hopefully not last) experience. I was surprised to find one of the jets flown in the database. January 16, 2004 The boss asked me to go along on a day trip to view possible ...

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by andersjt
Sat Jan 17, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Bar & Drink & Why
Replies: 22
Views: 3430

RE: Your Favorite Bar & Drink & Why

For casual - it has to be a Cosmopolitan at The Abbey in West Hollywood (Los Angeles). The drink is large, nothing special, but those bartenders, woof!

For setting and something special - a good martini at the Four Seasons in San Francisco.

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by andersjt
Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airline Tail Logo
Replies: 97
Views: 11696

RE: Favorite Airline Tail Logo

While I too enjoy the Frontier tails, I sure would hate to see this majestic symbol change <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/257711/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/257711/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="...

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by andersjt
Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Starting A Business
Replies: 15
Views: 1810

RE: Starting A Business

Everyone is going to be in line with hand out, City departments wanting fees for business licenses, county business property taxes, Secretary of State filing fees, state and federal payroll taxes, income taxes, you name it, there will be a tax or fee for everything, be prepared. Not all of these fee...

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by andersjt
Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 2000 Mercedes C280
Replies: 11
Views: 2275

RE: 2000 Mercedes C280

I owned a 2000 Model C280 and LOVED <acronym title="Irtysh-Avia (Kazakhstan)">IT</acronym>. The old C-Class is definitely better than the 2001 and newer models. Great pickup, comfortable, all the amenities including <acronym title="Alliance Air (India)">CD</acronym> changer. If you're buying it as a...

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by andersjt
Thu Jan 01, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite Wwii Movie?
Replies: 21
Views: 2766

RE: What Is Your Favorite Wwii Movie?

Although its timeline is post WWII, it has to do with the war, my favorite has to be "The Best Years of our Lives."

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by andersjt
Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Traffic Is Bad In SoCal
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

RE: Traffic Is Bad In SoCal

During the recent transit strike, it became apparent that <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym>'s subways are being used. I noticed it most in Hollywood. If there were a subway line on my commute (west valley to west side), I would consider using it. I'm getting a little tired of having to get to ...

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by andersjt
Thu Dec 25, 2003 7:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Christmas Movie?
Replies: 26
Views: 2136

RE: Favorite Christmas Movie?

For me it has to be "Scrooged" with Bill Murray. I still laugh at the jokes, and the cameo appearances, especially the action packed Christmas preview of "The Night the Reindeer Died" with Lee Majors, and Santa holding a machine gun. Carol Kane as the Ghost of Christmas Present, when she smacks him ...

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by andersjt
Thu Dec 25, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Slowest Drive-thru In Town...
Replies: 22
Views: 2231

RE: The Slowest Drive-thru In Town...

Here in Los Angeles, and I think because they are so good, my vote goes to In-N-Out. Not that they are slow between cars, its just that the lines are so long! Worth the wait though.

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by andersjt
Wed Dec 17, 2003 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ "Middle Earth" Spotting
Replies: 1
Views: 1905

AZ "Middle Earth" Spotting

Just dropped my mother and sister off at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. As I was leaving the airport I was excited to spot this beauty parked at Terminal 2. I thought it especially significant with the movie opening tomorrow: <br><center><f...

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by andersjt
Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battlestar Galactica - Mini Series
Replies: 21
Views: 2315

RE: Battlestar Galactica - Mini Series

After seeing the conclusion last night, I will admit enjoying the series. I am impressed at its sophistication. As far as the Cylons' motive - just plain simple hate for humans. Again, a parallel to 9/11, where the motive was just hate. What I am intrigued by, and if the series continues, was the Cy...

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by andersjt
Wed Dec 10, 2003 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last United Flight You Were On
Replies: 104
Views: 8548

RE: Last United Flight You Were On

On 9/11/2003 <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> to <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> to <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> to <...

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by andersjt
Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battlestar Galactica - Mini Series
Replies: 21
Views: 2315

RE: Battlestar Galactica - Mini Series

Well, the BSG board at SciFi.com has been inundated, and the reviews aren't good. My take - WHOA! So real. Dark, and boy did it make the humans look like idiots with their pants down. In the original you got the impression there was still some military superiority on the part of the humans who were ...

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by andersjt
Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Battlestar Galactica - Mini Series
Replies: 21
Views: 2315

Battlestar Galactica - Mini Series

This post will only go to reinforce my age and geekiness, but I will have to admit that I cannot wait to get home tonight to watch the Battlestar remake on the Sci Fi channel. The original series aired while I was in High School and I never missed it. To this day I enjoy the reruns over and over. It...

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by andersjt
Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Did You Do This Weekend?
Replies: 22
Views: 2266

RE: What Did You Do This Weekend?

I'm getting so old  <img src="/discussions/graphics/frown.gif" ALT="Sad"> Friday night - crashed early and slept forever, still trying to get over bronchitis. Saturday - woke up refreshed, did laundry, cleaned house from top to bottom. That night my partner did not want to go out, we got decade...

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by andersjt
Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Aircraft Type Have You Flown Most This Year?
Replies: 83
Views: 11909

RE: What Aircraft Type Have You Flown Most This Year?

18 segments this year:

10 on United's 777
3 on United 737's
2 on United A-320's
2 on Skywest CRJ's
1 on United 757

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by andersjt
Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bringing Back Old Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 3076

RE: Bringing Back Old Airlines

When you look at the history of the new Frontier you can see their attempts to "resurrect" the old Frontier. The original route structures were routes the original Frontier flew such as Denver to Fargo. They started out with leased 732's, then tried <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>-146'...

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by andersjt
Thu Dec 04, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Burger Outlet?
Replies: 51
Views: 1804

RE: Your Favorite Burger Outlet?

VonRichtofen: Yes, there is an In-N-Out near <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> that is a popular spotting location. It is on Sepulveda Boulevard just a short cab ride from the <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - Cali...

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by andersjt
Wed Nov 26, 2003 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Gift From TED
Replies: 12
Views: 2731

RE: A Gift From TED

Are only Denverites getting this gift? Do you have to be Premier or above?

TED, where's mine?

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by andersjt
Tue Nov 25, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Things You Have Left/forgot On Aircraft
Replies: 29
Views: 4491

RE: Things You Have Left/forgot On Aircraft

Back in the winter of 1978, my father and I were going to visit my grandmother in Montana. The routing was RKS-<acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>-<acronym title="Missoula - International (Johnson-Bell Field) (MSO / KMSO), USA - Montana">MSO</acrony...

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by andersjt
Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying To The Wrong Airport
Replies: 60
Views: 19566

RE: Flying To The Wrong Airport

Back in the 1970's there was was an incident with Western Airlines. It was a 737-200 flying from Denver to Sheridan, Wyoming. I think, but I cannot remember, that it had an intermediate stop in Casper. Sheridan was the final with an overnight there. Anyway, it was a night flight, in the winter. When...

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by andersjt
Sat Nov 22, 2003 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airport Lounge
Replies: 18
Views: 2616

RE: Best Airport Lounge

Alas, my experiences are limited to Red Carpet and Crown Room Clubs here in the U.S. I have to say among those, the newly renovated Red Carpet Club at SFO is fantastic! Really nice.

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN: UA And Others - This Says A Lot!
Replies: 27
Views: 4411

RE: ATTN: UA And Others - This Says A Lot!

Bicoastal - its terrific that United does what it does for 1K, but in trying to build a recovery and return to profitability, what is wrong with extending that further? I would be curious to know if <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s 1K customers are among their top 10% of revenue...

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATTN: UA And Others - This Says A Lot!
Replies: 27
Views: 4411

ATTN: UA And Others - This Says A Lot!

From the December 2003 issue of Business 2.0 This is a short article on an interview with Gordon Bethune, and it says a lot. It prompted me to ask why it seems that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> and <acronym title="Delta Air...

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by andersjt
Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Store In SoHo
Replies: 45
Views: 4230

RE: Song Store In SoHo

Inflightmags: If they were to open a "Song in the City" store in Los Angeles, my guess would be they would do it in a place like "The Grove." High traffic, shops (Nordstrom, Borders, etc), movie theaters, restaurants. The other hip location might be the Sunset strip near the clubs, perhaps Sunset Pl...

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by andersjt
Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: World's First Airlines?
Replies: 26
Views: 3669

RE: World's First Airlines?

On July 20, 1934, the United Air Lines Transport Corporation was the name give to the holding company reflecting the combination of Pacific Air Transport, National Air Transport, Boeing Air Transport, and Walter T. Varney Aeroplanes. All were contract mail carriers that started business in the mid t...

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by andersjt
Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Children In First Class
Replies: 125
Views: 13854

RE: Children In First Class

For me, you just hope that children are well behaved in any public situation, and you hope that parents have the sense to know when it is not the right time to take kids on the airplane. From experience as a flight attendant and passenger, kids are inevitable. Whether it is coach or first class, you...

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by andersjt
Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Vs. Ted
Replies: 37
Views: 3463

RE: Frontier Vs. Ted

I will echo other posts, starting up TED is not a way to go after <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>, <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym>, or <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>. It is just a way to respond to what the market seems to want now. S...

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by andersjt
Sat Nov 08, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA New Livery Or Improve Service
Replies: 40
Views: 6219

RE: UA New Livery Or Improve Service

Mariner: Didn't mean to rattle on about my recent experiences. I've done those to death. No, I have not had a reason to try Singapore, and I hear it is fantastic. Does <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> need to be at that level? I don't know. They probably should strive for it to su...

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by andersjt
Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports Have Used "mobile Lounges"...
Replies: 18
Views: 8134

RE: Which Airports Have Used "mobile Lounges"...

The original Frontier had to use them at Stapleton's Concourse D. I remember working a few of those flights.

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by andersjt
Sat Nov 08, 2003 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA New Livery Or Improve Service
Replies: 40
Views: 6219

RE: UA New Livery Or Improve Service

In many threads regarding <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>'s survival, it is quality of service, and service inconsistencies that have been my sticking point. <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has always been an innovator among U.S. carriers, especially in servic...

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by andersjt
Sat Nov 08, 2003 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13585

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

UA744Flagship Thanks for the link. I was a little taken by the side column with "Today's Other UAL in Crisis Stories." I know United is important to Denver, but it just seems a little morbid. As far as the denim - you are right in that it lends to the idea of young, hip and casual. Something I'm too...

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by andersjt
Sat Nov 08, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Anyone Else Miss......
Replies: 24
Views: 4104

RE: Does Anyone Else Miss......

Yes, being able to go the gates without a ticket is what I regret the most in the aftermath of 9/11. I used to have a long commute from Long Beach to Northridge, and sometimes on Friday afternoons, I'd pull off the 405 to get out of the traffic, park at terminal 7, head to the Red Carpet Club, have ...

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13585

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

JC5280 - It sounds suspiciously like the Rocky Mountain News got wind of your post, and the follow-ups. I saw the link to rockymountainnews.com, but did this appear in the print edition? If it was in the print edition, were you just teasing with us?  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" A...

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If You Could Sit Next To A Celeb, Who?
Replies: 54
Views: 5145

RE: If You Could Sit Next To A Celeb, Who?

I've been watching reruns of her daytime talk show on Oxygen, and I keep saying it would be nice to talk with Ellen DeGeneres. If you had to sit next to someone, and wanted comfortable, stimulating, funny conversation, I think she would be a kick.

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