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by WNfan
Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: On Which Carrier Did You Fly Into AMS/EHAM
Replies: 30
Views: 4782

RE: On Which Carrier Did You Fly Into AMS/EHAM

I haven't been to <acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym> yet but I want to fly there on Kuwait Airlines. They have $325 return (after taxes) from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> pretty much all of Septe...

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by WNfan
Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airtran Will Take Four Gates At DFW
Replies: 22
Views: 4871

RE: Airtran Will Take Four Gates At DFW

This is great news for <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> passengers. They will almost certainly add one or two destinations from <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym> when all gates are ...

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by WNfan
Wed Sep 03, 2003 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-1 Sighting - Rockville MD - Labor Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2146

RE: AF-1 Sighting - Rockville MD - Labor Day

I think so, he finally returned from his 35-day vacation.

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by WNfan
Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No CC Required On UA Now.
Replies: 8
Views: 3491

RE: No CC Required On UA Now.

<i>Just purchase a refundable/unrestricted ticket and your problem is solved.</i> I think buying a Citation jet would be cheaper. But thanks for the suggestion. I'll stick to Southwest's low non-refundable fares that can be cancelled with no change fees and used at a later date (within a year of ori...

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by WNfan
Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When For Flight Attendants, What Are LCC's?
Replies: 12
Views: 4852

RE: When For Flight Attendants, What Are LCC's?

Is Malot767 asking which airlines, specifically low-cost carriers, are likely to be hiring flight attendants? That's what I'm thinking.

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by WNfan
Tue Sep 02, 2003 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No CC Required On UA Now.
Replies: 8
Views: 3491

RE: No CC Required On UA Now.

This policy has been yet another reason why I don't like United and the other legacy carriers. My wife and I have relatives in Texas, and we like to fly them up here and pay for their fare. Under this old policy, it was difficult to pay for their travel. I would have to go to the airport and get tic...

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by WNfan
Sun Aug 31, 2003 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest's Longest Route
Replies: 12
Views: 3615

RE: Southwest's Longest Route

For what it's worth, <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> is 30 miles shorter than <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 30, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Boarding-what Exactly Determines Groups?
Replies: 36
Views: 3542

RE: WN Boarding-what Exactly Determines Groups?

Northwesta319,

Why Didn't Your Parents Just Save You A Seat?

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 30, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Consider RJs?
Replies: 53
Views: 5413

RE: Southwest To Consider RJs?

Yes, that is odd to have a rumor or this magnitude from only one source. I'm not placing much faith in it.

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do You Dress When You Fly?
Replies: 76
Views: 8977

RE: How Do You Dress When You Fly?

I don't see why flying should be a formal occasion. I don't dress up to go grocery shopping, or to go to the bank. Why should I when I fly?

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Flies More Pax Than Any "Major"
Replies: 8
Views: 4260

RE: WN Flies More Pax Than Any "Major"

This news is indeed dated, the information came out last week. And with over $2b/year in revenue, Southwest exceeds the threshold for being considered a major airline by a factor of two. But it is pleasant to see them carry more passengers in a single month than any other US carrier. Did they also c...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 28, 2003 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Some Excellent News And Rumors In BOI
Replies: 15
Views: 3839

RE: Some Excellent News And Rumors In BOI

I would like to visit Boise, but it's difficult to get there via Southwest from <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>. I thought they would have expanded further over the past few years, but new flights haven't been added in some time now. (Correct me if I'm mi...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 28, 2003 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Boarding-what Exactly Determines Groups?
Replies: 36
Views: 3542

RE: WN Boarding-what Exactly Determines Groups?

If one person in a group has A, they will almost always let the whole group board with in the A passengers. I've had A while my wife has had B more than once, and it's never been a problem. I could just save a seat for her anyway. Regarding boarding procedures, I challenge anyone to tell me what is ...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No ATA Frequent Flyer Program?
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

RE: Why No ATA Frequent Flyer Program?

ATA has a program. It used to be called Anniversary Awards -- they created it last year, and it was slated to expire this summer. Then they extended it to January 2005 and renamed it ATA Travel Awards. You have to fly three times and then tell the airline that you flew three times and then apply for...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA To Increase Flights To DCA And MSP
Replies: 13
Views: 4447

RE: ATA To Increase Flights To DCA And MSP

Good point, Haveric. I should have indicated my LCC preference in the post.

I agree that Boston to Florida would probably work well for ATA.

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN And Their State-painted A/c
Replies: 10
Views: 3163

RE: WN And Their State-painted A/c

Maryland sure would be pretty! It's one of my favorite state flags, behind <acronym title="Mount Cook Airlines (New Zealand)">NM</acronym> and <acronym title="Alitalia (Italy)">AZ</acronym>. And their dominance at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA ...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Vs. Jetblu
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

RE: Southwest Vs. Jetblu

The article was very brief and didn't get into much detail. I don't think there's much of a competition at all between <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> and <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>, at least right now. They both have rather different products and stra...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Mileage Program
Replies: 9
Views: 3268

RE: Best Mileage Program

Here's how this travel enthusiast plays the game: With Southwest's Rapid Rewards program, I fly and charge enough to earn about eight free roundtrips per year, and my wife flies free whenever I do, whether it's paid or free. I also have an account with iDine so that we get 10 United miles per dollar...

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by WNfan
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA To Increase Flights To DCA And MSP
Replies: 13
Views: 4447

RE: ATA To Increase Flights To DCA And MSP

Ntspelich: I meant that ATA is the only LCC serving that market. I would much rather give them my business than the carriers you mention. ATA767: AirTran, Frontier, and America West have announced new flights in the last two weeks, and each time they put flight times in the press release. I thought ...

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by WNfan
Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA To Increase Flights To DCA And MSP
Replies: 13
Views: 4447

RE: ATA To Increase Flights To DCA And MSP

Well done, ATA, and good luck with these runs. To folks who work for ATA, could you provide flight times with your press releases? Most airlines do. ATA is the only way from Chicago to <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP<...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Article On WN's Success At BWI
Replies: 15
Views: 4475

RE: Good Article On WN's Success At BWI

<i>What are US and USX remaining services at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>? This is unbelievable, the transfer of thiws this airport from a major airline hub (that meant high fares) to what it is today! Also, when <acr...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next Big Aircraft Order?
Replies: 26
Views: 4301

RE: Next Big Aircraft Order?

<b>Now that the economy is picking up again</b> It is? Personally, I don't quite see that. Unemployment is at a post-Depression high, and consumer confidence is in the toilet. As for aircraft orders, we have seen quite a few good ones this year. AirTran, Ryanair, Easyjet, and jetBlue come to mind. S...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Lost Another Customer Due To Pathetic Service
Replies: 146
Views: 11377

RE: UA Lost Another Customer Due To Pathetic Service

What a great post. Well said, Flashmeister. I was in a similar situation a few years ago. My wife's father died in December 1999, and we called and asked for "bereavement" fares on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD),...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

RE: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?

Sounds like the US should join with the international community and update the Warsaw Convention so lost baggage is compensated at a reasonable rate.

Oh wait, I just said "US should join with the international community". Sorry, what was I thinking.

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

RE: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?

The compensation level is indeed $2500, but that is per passenger; I was mistaken earlier. See <a href="http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=68926&docketid=1340" target=_blank>http://dms.dot.gov/search/document.cfm?documentid=68926&docketid=1340</a>. This applies to US domestic flights....

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

RE: US Lost Baggage Procedures - Is This Normal?

Were they lost, or delivered late? If they're lost completely and never found, these days I believe the compansation is $2500 per bag.

As for compensation upon landing if the bags aren't around, I'm not sure what passengers are entitled to. Any airline professionals care to elaborate?

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest U.S. Airport With Fewest 747's
Replies: 32
Views: 6529

RE: Largest U.S. Airport With Fewest 747's

I think you have to count cargo planes. Watching a 747 scream by just overhead is thrilling no matter who or what is on it. It sounds like <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym> wins here hands-down. Second-busiest airport in the w...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Resumption Of STL-LGW In March?
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

RE: Resumption Of STL-LGW In March?

Sounds like a rumor to me. But if <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> perceives strong demand for summer travel, it wouldn't surprise me if they run one flight per day <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym t...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 23, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI Trans-Atlantic Service
Replies: 21
Views: 3289

RE: AI Trans-Atlantic Service

I met a couple of UK residents at a pub in Chicago a couple of years ago, and they loved Air India and used that airline to fly to the US. I didn't get into any details about why, however, as we mostly talked about football. (They were West Ham supporters.) What rate did you find on <acronym title="...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 22, 2003 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Article On WN's Success At BWI
Replies: 15
Views: 4475

RE: Good Article On WN's Success At BWI

Bubba, Thanks for the clarification -- 39 gates is quite a few! I have to think there can be seven or eight departures per day per gate, which would give a potential capacity of around 300 flights per day. That would in fact be about double what they have now. This is very exciting. And yes, I faile...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Article On WN's Success At BWI
Replies: 15
Views: 4475

RE: Good Article On WN's Success At BWI

Tango-Bravo, what a beautiful paragraph. Well said. <i>"We're going to almost double in size here in the next two years," said Becky Rossis-Barnes, Southwest's inflight base manager at <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>.</i...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATA Ad At Pac Bell Park In San Francisco
Replies: 8
Views: 4273

ATA Ad At Pac Bell Park In San Francisco

At Pac Bell Park in San Francisco, ATA bought space on the rotating ad boards behind home plate that are highly visible from the centerfield camera views of the pitcher and batter. They are being displayed during the 10th inning at 10:10pm Pacific Time. This seems like a great place to advertise the...

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 22, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Good Article On WN's Success At BWI
Replies: 15
Views: 4475

RE: Good Article On WN's Success At BWI

It's my understanding that the new concourse will have 26 gates, all for WN. If that's the case, there will be no need to transfer concourse while connecting on WN.

Is that the case?

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by WNfan
Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest With Any Other Type Of Aircraft.....?
Replies: 15
Views: 4943

RE: Southwest With Any Other Type Of Aircraft.....?

Southwest has contracts with Boeing for 261 firm orders, 62 options, and 217 rollover options for 737-7H4 aircraft through 2012. The options can be changed to -600s or -900s with one year notice by Southwest. Of course, Boeing will make whatever aircraft is requested. The -900s might work on some of...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 21, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran To Puerto Rico/Mexico?
Replies: 20
Views: 3608

RE: AirTran To Puerto Rico/Mexico?

DL has <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin International (SJU / TJSJ), Puerto Rico">SJU</acronym> locked up? <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> and <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> have quite a few flights from <acronym title="San Juan - Luis Munoz Mari...

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 21, 2003 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Southwest Start Hawaii Service?
Replies: 48
Views: 6356

RE: Should Southwest Start Hawaii Service?

Oooh, Westjet-Southwest alliance or merger would be beautiful; Westjet is modeled after Southwest. But we digress from the Hawaii subject.

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by WNfan
Thu Aug 21, 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Southwest Start Hawaii Service?
Replies: 48
Views: 6356

RE: Should Southwest Start Hawaii Service?

Regarding meals, Southwest already has some five-hour plus flights. <acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - International (Friendship) (BWI / KBWI), USA - Maryland">BWI</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="Baltimore ...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 20, 2003 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Criteria For New Markets?
Replies: 12
Views: 3011

RE: WN's Criteria For New Markets?

FL no longer serves <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Wichita - Mid-Continent (ICT / KICT), USA - Kansas">ICT</acronym>. They have <acronym title="Atlanta - The William B Hartsfield International (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-<a...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Got The Old National III Gates At LAS?
Replies: 3
Views: 4058

RE: Who's Got The Old National III Gates At LAS?

I used the new Terminal D flying N7 in August 2000, and it was just beautiful and new. I don't know who is using those gates now.

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats Your Next Planned Trip/last Trip?
Replies: 119
Views: 4914

RE: Whats Your Next Planned Trip/last Trip?

Next trip is <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (PHX / KPHX), USA - Arizona">PHX</acronym> this Saturday. Have seven other roundtrips booked on <acronym...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Ticket Change Policy Updated.
Replies: 6
Views: 2999

RE: AA Ticket Change Policy Updated.

For those who don't know, Southwest Airlines does not assess any change fee for canceling a reservation or not showing up. The fare is stored as a credit for one year from the time of booking, and future bookings can be performed online by referencing the record locator associated with the credit. T...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 20, 2003 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AirTran Annouces San Francisco!
Replies: 51
Views: 4232

RE: AirTran Annouces San Francisco!

This is big news. Well done, AirTran, and keep it up.

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 20, 2003 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Airtran's Plans For ATL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5492

RE: What Are Airtran's Plans For ATL?

If <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> is a 1000-pound gorilla at <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>, then <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> is a million-pound T-rex at <acronym title="Atlanta -...

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by WNfan
Wed Aug 20, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Are Airtran's Plans For ATL?
Replies: 29
Views: 5492

RE: What Are Airtran's Plans For ATL?

I too would like to see more point-to-point flights, and that's likely what will happen. <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> ...

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by WNfan
Tue Aug 19, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Pick Up MCI-STL?
Replies: 11
Views: 3756

RE: Who Will Pick Up MCI-STL?

I predict that no carrier will enter the <acronym title="St. Louis - Lambert-St. Louis International (STL / KSTL), USA - Missouri">STL</acronym>-<acronym title="Kansas City - International (MCI / KMCI), USA - Missouri">MCI</acronym> market in the coming years. <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA...

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by WNfan
Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aloha BUR-HNL/OGG
Replies: 7
Views: 2930

RE: Aloha BUR-HNL/OGG

I flew <acronym title="Aloha Airlines (USA)">AQ</acronym> in late April and early May, and it was wonderful. Had <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>-<acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK),...

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 4963

RE: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines

777lover, I believe it really is faster to board the plane when there is no assigned seating. You grab a seat that you like and buckle in.

Wedgetail737, do you now drive from Oakland to Los Angeles? That's quite a hike.

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK - What Do You Think Of It?
Replies: 37
Views: 5387

RE: OAK - What Do You Think Of It?

OAK desperately needs a parking garage instead of that sprawling lot. It sure would be nice to have a level just for rental cars so that passengers could pick up a car without taking a shuttle bus to the next zip code, as is now the case.

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing @ SNA
Replies: 18
Views: 5525

RE: Southwest Plane Makes Emergency Landing @ SNA

I've heard that using the slides over the wings can be rather dangerous to passengers -- perhaps going to the gate was indeed safer. And perhaps the smoke level had dissipated on returning to SNA.

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by WNfan
Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 4963

RE: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines

Capt078, If Logan is your most convenient airport, then I understand why you would rather not fly out of Manchester or Providence. From <acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>, ATA and AirTran can help you fly economically...

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