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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOU- Possible New Service By NWA,UAL & Others
Replies: 18
Views: 3963

RE: HOU- Possible New Service By NWA,UAL & Others

I'd like to know the Hobby timeframe also. There is almost no information at the airport web page, and the model in the lobby at <acronym title="Houston - William P. Hobby (HOU / KHOU), USA - Texas">HOU</acronym> doesn't indicate when different portions of the project will be complete. Anyone have m...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HOU- Possible New Service By NWA,UAL & Others
Replies: 18
Views: 3963

RE: HOU- Possible New Service By NWA,UAL & Others

I once saw a <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> regional jet take off bound for Memphis, but this was a few years ago. Does <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> no longer serve Hobby? And <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> has three <acronym ...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 4963

RE: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines

Those backward-facing seats are called "lounges", and as the fleet is transitioning to the Canyon Blue color scheme and leather seat interiors, the lounges are being replaced. I believe that within a couple of years they'll all be gone. And yes, the boarding card group is based on when you check in....

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane
Replies: 9
Views: 3499

RE: Ever Seen A UFO From An Airplane

I saw Mercury during a dusk take-off from LAS a few years back. It was beautiful and relatively high above the horizon.

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 4963

RE: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines

Capt078, In the old days, you would have to go to the gate to be assigned a plastic boarding card. They would then board groups 1-30, 31-60, 61-90, and 91+. Now, you can check in at a kiosk or the ticket counter, and you are given a boarding pass with an assigned boarding group, either A, B, or C. T...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 15, 2003 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 4963

RE: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines

As my nick implies, I love Southwest. Here are some of the reasons. (I live in the western suburbs of Chicago, by the way.) 1) Low fares. It's hard to beat $170 roundtrip from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym> to <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - Internati...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 15, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran To DCA In October
Replies: 24
Views: 4847

RE: AirTran To DCA In October

Ssides, ATA is also operating at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>, and they offer attractive fares from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>. I flew them last October and it was great. This is wond...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Howard Dean And Pan Am
Replies: 4
Views: 3508

RE: Howard Dean And Pan Am

I don't think he is that old. The war ended 58 years ago, and I'm guessing he's in his 60s or so.

I know he has a Medical Degree, otherwise not much more. I should do some reading on him. Anyone have more information?

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 15, 2003 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can We Compile A List Of 5th Freedom Flights?
Replies: 55
Views: 9704

RE: Can We Compile A List Of 5th Freedom Flights?

Thanks for clearing that up. I would like to fly Kuwait Airlines sometime, they have <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> for about USD325 return from September through...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Is US Immigration Cleared In Canada?
Replies: 16
Views: 10405

RE: Why Is US Immigration Cleared In Canada?

I've pre-cleared Customs in this manner departing from both Aruba and Vancouver. It was very handy, although at AUA we were very early and I wanted to walk around the airport a little, but we were locked in on the US side of the Customs facility. Otherwise it's a wonderful and handy idea, as the pla...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question For TSA Why Do We Still Check ID
Replies: 17
Views: 4368

RE: Question For TSA Why Do We Still Check ID

At most airports now (at least the ones I've been using) they do not check IDs at the gate. Nor is additional screening done at the gate anymore.

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can We Compile A List Of 5th Freedom Flights?
Replies: 55
Views: 9704

RE: Can We Compile A List Of 5th Freedom Flights?

Pardon my ignorance, but what does 5th Freedom mean?

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran: Good? Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 4371

RE: AirTran: Good? Bad?

An August 8, 2003 article by Cynthia Wilson in the St Louis Post-Dispatch: <i>About three weeks after American Airlines said it will cancel half the flights it offers at Lambert Field, five airlines have committed to expanding service in St. Louis. And others have pledged to do the same, an airport ...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can I Give My "unused" Ticket Money To Someone?
Replies: 4
Views: 3310

RE: Can I Give My "unused" Ticket Money To Someone?

You can indeed use those funds for a future purchase, regardless of the passenger. You can even practice doing it right now. Go to <a href="http://www.southwest.com" target=_blank>http://www.southwest.com</a>, click on Reservations, put in some dates and a city pair, and click on Go To Next Step -> ...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran: Good? Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 4371

RE: AirTran: Good? Bad?

Regarding <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> at <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>, everyone in the industry knows that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is halving their service, and several airlines h...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran,JetBlue,Southwest Merger
Replies: 16
Views: 7240

RE: AirTran,JetBlue,Southwest Merger

The way I see it, Frontier and JetBlue have similar, and yet very different, services. But to me, a merger is not out of the question. Morris Air (a Neeleman enterprise) merged with Southwest, so there is come precedent. But if it ever happens, it's likely another couple of years down the road, at l...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran: Good? Bad?
Replies: 23
Views: 4371

RE: AirTran: Good? Bad?

I flew <acronym title="Airtran (USA)">FL</acronym> from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> in summer 2001, and it was delightful. Had a fare of $168 r...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream Supersonic Jet
Replies: 7
Views: 3979

RE: Gulfstream Supersonic Jet

This is exciting research. Perhaps some day affordable, supersonic travel will be a reality for the masses, as jet travel today wasn't affordable or available to the public 50 years ago the way it is now. And the business jet community seems like a natural type of customer for this research at this ...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inbound To DCA
Replies: 21
Views: 2407

RE: Inbound To DCA

I had the same warning on <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> in October 2002. From what I can tell, there i...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chicago Air And Water Show This Weekend
Replies: 20
Views: 4929

RE: Chicago Air And Water Show This Weekend

I'll be at a rooftop party in Streeterville on Saturday, and at the Cubs game Sunday. Looking forward to it!

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ways To Improve Air Travel
Replies: 6
Views: 3625

RE: Ways To Improve Air Travel

I would say get rid of change fees -- they have become outrageous. To change my travel date takes a five-minute phone call that shouldn't cost anywhere near a hundred bucks.

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier To Expand At MCI?
Replies: 9
Views: 3968

RE: Frontier To Expand At MCI?

Well at this point, <acronym title="Frontier Airlines (USA)">F9</acronym> will just fly to <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> from <acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym>. They haven't ...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Drops His Pants At MIA
Replies: 9
Views: 3016

RE: Man Drops His Pants At MIA

I too saw that "If they ask me to take off the belt, the pants come too" comment and thought of it immediately. It's being suggested that passengers remove their shoes at the checkpoint -- why not just take it a step futher and disrobe completely? Any passenger who does so (without violating public ...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 14, 2003 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried
Replies: 15
Views: 3259

RE: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried

Southwest is now the number one carrier in the US. Gosh it feels nice to say that. And as for the flight attendants, while I like the company very much, I think they deserve a bit of a raise. I think they should continue to clean the plane, but their pay structure should be modified so that they are...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Here Attend UND?
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

RE: Anyone Here Attend UND?

I have driven by the University of Notre Dame campus in South Bend but I didn't see it directly. I'm sure it's pretty.

Good luck to you folks in your studies.

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Climbs 9 Spots In DOT Ontime Ranking For June
Replies: 20
Views: 3561

RE: ATA Climbs 9 Spots In DOT Ontime Ranking For June

Thanks to <acronym title="Comair (USA)">OH</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> for providing the link. So, after just a little digging, among US-flagged carriers <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> is actually fourth best in ...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Guys Smuggles Missile Into USA
Replies: 6
Views: 1554

RE: Guys Smuggles Missile Into USA

I think the name of this topic should be modified, as no actual missile was smuggled into the country. The folks who were arrested today are charged with negotiating to purchase a missile from an agent posing as an arms dealer.

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Now Has ATL Service At 8:34, 9:02, Ect...
Replies: 5
Views: 3204

RE: DL Now Has ATL Service At 8:34, 9:02, Ect...

I don't get it either. Like the planes actually leave on the minute anyhow. They should be rounded to the nearest five minutes for simplicity.

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Climbs 9 Spots In DOT Ontime Ranking For June
Replies: 20
Views: 3561

RE: ATA Climbs 9 Spots In DOT Ontime Ranking For June

Can someone provide a link please?

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Disappointment
Replies: 21
Views: 3025

RE: ATA Disappointment

I showed up at the airport for a free trip on Southwest last year, and had forgotten my award coupon at home. I had a meeting to attend at my destination and didn't want to go back for the ticket to take a later flight, so they offered me the lowest price that had been available at the time I called...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does PIA Fly To ORD?
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

RE: Does PIA Fly To ORD?

Yes, Pakistan International Airlines operates <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Birmingham - International (Elmdon) (BHX / EGBB), United Kingdom">BHX</acronym>-LHE using A310 service on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can find ou...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Not Fly Lists
Replies: 37
Views: 5135

RE: Do Not Fly Lists

Gr8slvrflt, Those are individual companies deciding that they don't want a particular person on their plane or in their hotel, based on previous misbehavior. Which is very different from a governmental agency saying that a particular person cannot fly on any airline period based on possible future m...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Disappointment
Replies: 21
Views: 3025

RE: ATA Disappointment

From one of ATA's July 28, 2003 press releases: <i>ATA provides business-friendly fares in every market it serves. As an example, ATA offers a fully refundable walk-up fare from both Newark and LaGuardia to Chicago-Midway for only $199 each way (based on roundtrip purchase)(a). And, as always, ATA's...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 13, 2003 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Not Fly Lists
Replies: 37
Views: 5135

RE: Do Not Fly Lists

I think a Do Not Fly list is an outrage to the concept of freedom and liberty. Members of a civilized society should enjoy the freedom to travel, be it by boat, bus, train, or airplane. The government needs to act to protect its citizenry; regarding air travel, that is being done via stricter securi...

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by WNfan
Tue Aug 12, 2003 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Bread And Butter Being Swarmed By LCCs
Replies: 7
Views: 2764

RE: United's Bread And Butter Being Swarmed By LCCs

To add to the LCC transcon discussion, <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> has <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - ...

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by WNfan
Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hassled While Spotting At ORD.
Replies: 8
Views: 3774

RE: Hassled While Spotting At ORD.

My wife and I were not asked to leave. I have since looked at a detailed map, and it sure looks like the area is indeed Chicago. The "No Parking 2am-6am" signs seem similar to those found in the suburbs, though, many of which prohibit overnight parking on city streets. (Chicago has no such city-wide...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 09, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking For Callsigns
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

RE: Looking For Callsigns

That is a useful site. Thanks!

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Security Rules For DCA?
Replies: 13
Views: 4144

RE: New Security Rules For DCA?

I flew once <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> on <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> in October 2002, and I remember only hearing about the ru...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Looking For Callsigns
Replies: 4
Views: 1681

RE: Looking For Callsigns

Is there a complete list somewhere? I would enjoy seeing one, if there is.

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airforce One Flying Into DMA
Replies: 2
Views: 1969

RE: Airforce One Flying Into DMA

How does one learn the travel schedule? I would like to take a similar photograph.

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Best Airline Memories...
Replies: 2
Views: 2980

RE: Your Best Airline Memories...

Among mine would be my first flight to Europe, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AFB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> on a 777 in March...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tallest Control Tower In U.S.
Replies: 21
Views: 8945

RE: Tallest Control Tower In U.S.

The spires on Petronas Towers make it technically taller than the Sears Tower. But Sears has the highest occupiable floor by a long shot. Put any two pictures (to scale, of course) of the two buildings side-by-side and 99 out of 100 people will tell you the Sears is taller.

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 09, 2003 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Features Would You Like At Airports?
Replies: 37
Views: 5363

RE: What Features Would You Like At Airports?

Observation platforms.

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 08, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Ever Flew On Vanguard?
Replies: 3
Views: 3190

RE: Anyone Ever Flew On Vanguard?

I flew Vanguard twice. Once was <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> in May 1999. Flights were on-time and uneventful. I don't recall t...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Expansion Project Approved By City
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

RE: ORD Expansion Project Approved By City

The Peotone airport site is currently surrounded by acres of beautiful and peaceful rolling farmland, and it should stay that way. The site is 50 miles from downtown Chicago, while Gary is more like 25. Gary already has the airport in place, and adding a runway and extending the current one would be...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 08, 2003 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviacsa Going Stronger... New Destinations!
Replies: 12
Views: 2933

RE: Aviacsa Going Stronger... New Destinations!

I fly to <acronym title="El Paso - International (ELP / KELP), USA - Texas">ELP</acronym> once a year or so, and if there was non-stop service from O'Hare to Ciudad Juárez, I would be delighted to try it sometime if the price was right. I hope that Aviacsa is able to succeed, but I'm not going to ma...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 08, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Expansion Project Approved By City
Replies: 16
Views: 3126

RE: ORD Expansion Project Approved By City

Yes, TrnsWrld, 32L/14R will no longer exist under the new configuration. And as I understand it, Governor Rod Blagojevich approved state legislation yesterday at a ceremony at <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>. The FAA still has to approve of ...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Receives FAA ``Diamond Award''
Replies: 7
Views: 2363

RE: ATA Receives FAA ``Diamond Award''

First Grader Billy Mitchell Wins Gold Star on Report Card Wednesday August 6, 11:12 am <acronym title="Ethiopian Airlines">ET</acronym> OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 6, 2003--Franklin Elementary School today awarded first-grader Billy Mitchell a Gold Star for his exemplary conduct during the ...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Receives FAA ``Diamond Award''
Replies: 7
Views: 2363

RE: ATA Receives FAA ``Diamond Award''

Just put the less-than character before and the greater-than character after the URL, and voilà, you've got a link.

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 07, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did Phx-lhr Start?
Replies: 14
Views: 3727

RE: When Did Phx-lhr Start?

My friend flew this in May and he loved the run. I'm not sure how long they've had it but it's 777 service, once daily I believe.

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