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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13583

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

The graphics on the meetted.com web site may not be cutting edge, but the other collateral materials (stickers, handouts, jumbotron postings) are definitely not cheap. I noticed the Blue and Orange are also the colors for the Denver Broncos. Now there is news of a compromise on the "A" gates at DIA....

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13583

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

Potomac: Nothing may come up, but United didn't plan on starting up "TED" until February 2004. It doesn't change that flyted.com is taken, and there is an indirect connection to United Airlines. meetted.com is just a marketing tool. Probably someone at Fallon (Charles Murphy?) registered it personal...

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13583

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

flyted.com is registered to Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione an intellectual property law firm In 2002 they were named Chicago's largest trademark law firm and United Airlines is one of their biggest clients. The domain name is registered on 9/26/2003, 10 days after United's press release announcing the ...

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13583

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

Fallon is a big agency in Minneapolis with BMW and United Airlines as clients. They're the agency that came up with the BMW films with Clive Owen.

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13583

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

"If you're going to shovel the sidewalk, why not do the entire block?" Whereas Song focused on Northeast to Florida, TED is the choice for coast to coast. Using <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> as a hub offers more flexibility or o...

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13583

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

Isn't United's advertising agency out of Minneapolis??????

When they dumped Leo Burnett, they went to an agency in Minneapolis, but I cannot remember the name.


[Edited 2003-11-06 19:24:39]

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13583

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

Is the Orange the same that is used in the cheat lines of the current and former liveries?

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Not For Sept 11
Replies: 24
Views: 4282

RE: If Not For Sept 11

UAL would be through bumpy times, but may have avoided bankruptcy.

The thing I miss the most is being able to go to the gate to meet friends and family on arriving flights.

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by andersjt
Fri Nov 07, 2003 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?
Replies: 86
Views: 13583

RE: Is TED The New UA LCO In DEN?

My guesses on the "clues" - not in any particular order: Here's to Denim - reference to new crew uniforms Mogul Runs and Knee Deep Powder - your choice for leisure travel to ski destinations Sushi, Glazed Donuts (Krispy Kreme), and Mac and Cheese - new in-flight menu offerings? Lyrics to your own "S...

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by andersjt
Wed Nov 05, 2003 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Song Store In SoHo
Replies: 45
Views: 4229

Song Store In SoHo

From the November 10, 2003 issue of Fortune: flybuy - First it banished first class and free meals. Then it hired Kate Spade to clothe its employees. Now Song, Delta's low-cost carrier that took to the skies last April, is venturing-temporarily-into even stranger territory. For nine weeks starting i...

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by andersjt
Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta's New House!
Replies: 109
Views: 60281

RE: John Travolta's New House!

This is a little off topic, someone mentioned having his wife Kelly work ATC - I just saw "View from the Top," while not a great movie, it is the first one I think I have ever seen with Kelly Preston. That "Sierra Airlines" uniform really showed off her assets, and if I were straight, I would have t...

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by andersjt
Wed Nov 05, 2003 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite TV Theme Song?
Replies: 67
Views: 4565

RE: What Is Your Favorite TV Theme Song?

From current shows?

"All Things" from "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy", and
"Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps" from BBC's "Coupling."

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by andersjt
Tue Nov 04, 2003 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do People Go To Toilets Just Before Touchdown?
Replies: 25
Views: 4830

RE: Why Do People Go To Toilets Just Before Touchdown?

There is what is known as the "power of suggestion." Depending on the approach, airport and conditions, it could be a long time between the announcment until we're parked at the gate. Better to get up and make one final pit stop. The one time you don't, the plane will land, the gate won't be ready a...

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by andersjt
Tue Nov 04, 2003 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your First Job?
Replies: 43
Views: 1801

RE: Your First Job?

At 11, I started working after school at my father's butcher shop in Rock Springs, Wyoming. My job was helping with cleaning up, wrapping, and boxing orders for delivery. Starting pay was $.35 per hour, and I thought I was rich.



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by andersjt
Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 3rd Quarter
Replies: 45
Views: 3565

RE: UAL 3rd Quarter

Mariner - the $90 million statement came from UAL's press release. The loss for the quarter including all restructuring charges was $367 million, not so good, but better than a year ago, and more evidence they are working to get their books in order. The operating profit of $19 million, or $90 milli...

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 31, 2003 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 3rd Quarter
Replies: 45
Views: 3565

RE: UAL 3rd Quarter

Mariner: My post is a direct copy from UAL's press release. It would be irresponsible of UAL's Investor Relations to post facts that are not "'straight." The $19 million operating profit does include special charges; therefore, the $37 million loss would include $56 million in restructuring charges,...

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biggest Train Wreck Aka Worst TV Show
Replies: 14
Views: 2229

RE: Biggest Train Wreck Aka Worst TV Show

As a big fan of BBC's "Coupling" I will admit disappointment in the NBC pilot; however, the next 3 were not that bad. It is difficult to try and Americanize a British sitcom. The difficulty I had was trying not to focus on the differences between the American and British characters. The best charact...

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL 3rd Quarter
Replies: 45
Views: 3565

UAL 3rd Quarter

From united.com Third-Quarter Operating Profit of $19 Million, $665 Million Improvement Over Last Year; Excluding Special Charges, Operating Profit of $90 Million Mainline Passenger Unit Revenue Improves 12% Year-Over-Year 9% Improvement in Mainline Unit Costs Year-Over-Year; Excluding Special Charg...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: SO-CAL Wildfires
Replies: 40
Views: 2210

RE: SO-CAL Wildfires

Skies over the city, all the way to the ocean, hazy with smoke.

Transit strike, supermarket strike - what a paradise this is  Smile

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 23, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Home Improvement TV Shows
Replies: 5
Views: 4213

RE: Home Improvement TV Shows

Here in the U.S., "Trading Spaces" on TLC, the American version of the BBC's "Changing Rooms" is the highest rated show prime-time Saturday night on cable/satellite <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym>. They've added 2 versions of the show, "Trading Spaces-Family" and "Trading Spac...

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Employment Problem: Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 1700

RE: Employment Problem: Help!

Not sure of the laws in Canada, but in the U.S. his employer would be required to pay any wages owed up until the time he walked off the job.

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Kind Of Car Do You Drive?
Replies: 117
Views: 7137

RE: What Kind Of Car Do You Drive?

2003 Mercedes E320, staid and boring.

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Fruit
Replies: 23
Views: 1506

RE: Favourite Fruit

Strawberries, Watermelon, Fuji apples


Oh! and James Getzlaff from "Boy Meets Boy"

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by andersjt
Tue Oct 21, 2003 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Common Aviation Related Mistakes By General Public
Replies: 88
Views: 9865

RE: Common Aviation Related Mistakes By General Public

A common one I have run into, especially with some older folks, is the misconception that as you go up in the Boeing series, the bigger the plane. "Wow, a 757! that must be huge!" "You mean there is a 777 now? What does it seat, 800?" Another detail that gets to me is when TV and movies do not match...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round
Replies: 30
Views: 5502

RE: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round

Potomac: Thank you for your wise words. When you think about it, the real victory is that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> called me personally to resolve this. Loyal fans and customers such as myself just want them to get everything right, they can't afford to make mistakes. If t...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA TUS-PHX
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

RE: UA TUS-PHX

Used to be they were intermediate stops on the flights from <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>. <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym>-<acronym title="Tucson - Internatio...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round
Replies: 30
Views: 5502

RE: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round

SunValley-

Who does airline management and shareholders want as customers? Loyal customers with $, or one-time customers that expensive advertising and deep discounting have brought in.

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Economics Majors Out There?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

RE: Any Economics Majors Out There?

For some, economics is a boring discipline, but when you think of the practical applications, that is what keeps it exciting. If your interest is airlines, then you could not have a better venue for applying economics. Yield management and setting fares, hedging against fuel costs, currency valuatio...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Economy With/without Restr.
Replies: 3
Views: 8006

RE: Question: Economy With/without Restr.

Restrictions can get complex, not only being able to change without penalty, but it can be about refundability. If you cancel, with restricted tickets you do not get your money back, your ticket can be used for future travel. You have to be sure of what is important. Industry standard for changes se...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round
Replies: 30
Views: 5502

RE: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round

Plane Holland: You're right, pretty arrogant statement. It was written out of my disappointment that at the end of the conversation, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> still made me feel they were doing me a favor and granting an exception rather than realizing that a mistake was ma...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round
Replies: 30
Views: 5502

RE: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round

To Motech722 and UAL777Contrail: Some facts you need to get straight: 1. I did not know there was a difference between a "Circle" and "Round" trip. 2. Nowhere in the details posted for the promotion was there any language saying there was a difference. Mr. Tague's office has acknowledged that fact, ...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round
Replies: 30
Views: 5502

At UA - A Circle Is Closer To Being Round

At the risk of groans of "oh no, not this again," I just wanted to post an update in the my ongoing saga with United over their "Fly Three, Fly Free" promotion. The other threads have already been archived, or I would have posted updates there. To recap, both Mileage Plus and United Customer Relatio...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Alcoholic Drink?
Replies: 34
Views: 1943

RE: Your Favorite Alcoholic Drink?

Margaritas in the summer

Bourbon in cold weather

Cosmopolitans for those fancy nights out

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 17, 2003 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Red-eye's
Replies: 18
Views: 3418

RE: UA Red-eye's

I think the airlines are betting that most F passengers want to sleep rather than have the meal. Maybe that is the reason for the scaled down meal service.

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:47 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: LGA-SAN With Stop In DEN In UA F Class
Replies: 4
Views: 4144

RE: LGA-SAN With Stop In DEN In UA F Class

Benjamin - enjoyed your report. As a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> frequent flyer, it is always nice to hear how other customers view their trips. I chuckled at the "Bailey's on the Rocks." I was turned on to this 10 years ago by a very attentive and professional <acronym title...

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 17, 2003 5:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caught My Roomate In The ACT....
Replies: 104
Views: 4102

RE: Caught My Roomate In The ACT....

At the risk of "mo" jokes or bashing, I'm sorry, but the talk of "guy on guy" action had me intrigued.

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flying In November?
Replies: 48
Views: 3314

RE: Flying In November?

It looks more and more like I'll be going to London on business: 1. On <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> or <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>, haven't decided yet. As <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> has given me the message that my continued busine...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO "outraged" At Sale Of UAL LHR Slots To BA
Replies: 52
Views: 9150

RE: CO "outraged" At Sale Of UAL LHR Slots To BA

There were negative responses posted to the news that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> had sold the slots to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym>. "Oh No! <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> is going under and needs the cash." Let's say <acronym title="Uni...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier's Red-eyes
Replies: 16
Views: 3862

RE: Frontier's Red-eyes

Mariner - my guess it is because of slot restrictions. Transcon red-eyes only go to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> and <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, and <a...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 16, 2003 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United OK?
Replies: 39
Views: 3127

RE: Is United OK?

Potomac - You bring up a good point about whether or not this discussion would have ensued if this were another airline than <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>. I think it would - the whole point is to discuss what customers are expecting. The other point is that with the 3 big guys...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 3rd Qtr Results For US Carriers.....predictions?
Replies: 7
Views: 3642

RE: 3rd Qtr Results For US Carriers.....predictions?

727LOVER

I am a little confused by the numbers in your post. In today's Wall Street Journal, Delta is reporting a 3rd quarter loss of $164 million. Excluding one time gains and charges, the loss is $172 million. Kind of a big difference between your profit number of $15.4 million.

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whats Your Postal Code/zip Code?
Replies: 68
Views: 3620

RE: Whats Your Postal Code/zip Code?

This is kind of fun: Where I live - 91325 <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/091325/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/091325/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/5/2/3/091325.jpg" ALT="Click here f...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United OK?
Replies: 39
Views: 3127

RE: Is United OK?

EA <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> Let me get this right - you are saying it is more cost effective for them to lose a customer rather than place them on hold? Telling the customer to "Call Back" does not tell the customer ...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United OK?
Replies: 39
Views: 3127

RE: Is United OK?

Statistics would show that more often than not, if Lindy had gotten through to <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> on the first attempt, he would have purchased his ticket, even though it sounds like it costs more than by going on <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym>. ...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is United OK?
Replies: 39
Views: 3127

RE: Is United OK?

Lindy: Good and professional customer service standards say at the very minimum you would have been asked to hold for a few minutes. To ask you to call back is tacky. The risk they run is having you book with another airline - which I suggest you do. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acrony...

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Stocks.
Replies: 14
Views: 2595

RE: Airline Stocks.

JFKTOWERFAN -

You might consider taking your profits now. Just the slightest bit of bad, or neutral news coming from B6, and you will see the market running from the stock.

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fare War: LAX/SFO To JFK/BOS
Replies: 19
Views: 4446

RE: Fare War: LAX/SFO To JFK/BOS

A benefit from the fare war may to be generate interest in getting flyers to travel that otherwise would not. If so, then all should benefit by filling seats that might go empty. JetBlue and American will see traffic drop off out of <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - Ca...

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 15, 2003 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Stocks.
Replies: 14
Views: 2595

RE: Airline Stocks.

I had been accumulating UAL stock ever since I was 16 (26 years ago). At one time, my 2,150 shares were worth over $200K. I sold them last year for $3K after Mr. Tilton announced that they would most likely be worthless after they emerge from bankruptcy. Airlines are definitely not "buy and hold" st...

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by andersjt
Tue Oct 14, 2003 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Owned By Other Companies
Replies: 14
Views: 3830

RE: Airlines Owned By Other Companies

Before the acquisition by PeoplExpress, the parent for the original Frontier Airlines was General Tire.

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Book?
Replies: 18
Views: 1991

RE: What's Your Favorite Book?

Fiction - "Interview with the Vampire"

Non-Fiction - "Barbarians at the Gate"

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