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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To Or Around Mt. Everest
Replies: 6
Views: 2840

RE: Flights To Or Around Mt. Everest

Thanks guys! I understand that weather and demanding flying (airline safety records) are issues. Yes, many have warned about the Maoist threats to various tourist facilities in Nepal and Kathmandu. I hate to be caught in all the crossfire and bombings. Rather unfortunate, the war. As of now, it's ou...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great New Travel Site
Replies: 4
Views: 3084

RE: Great New Travel Site

Sorry I meant flexibility with Orbitz and Expedia direct.

The database is huge, however.

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great New Travel Site
Replies: 4
Views: 3084

RE: Great New Travel Site

The search engine seems to favor certain airlines for international flights. I ran several searches on it and I seem to get more variety from Orbitz and Expedia. In addition, fares don't seem to as competitive either. Perhaps the website's markup is a bit more than most or is still not as well-known...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The "Because They Are Paid For" Fallacy
Replies: 22
Views: 5795

RE: The "Because They Are Paid For" Fallacy

<i>...and there are several accounting tricks that can be used to help lessen the burden on new aircraft.</i> Yes, there are several (legal) accounting methods that can be used to adjust depreciation costs of older airliners. Technically, it's all on paper. However when it comes time to retire the b...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Boeing Jet Types Have You Flown?
Replies: 108
Views: 8852

RE: How Many Boeing Jet Types Have You Flown?

Let me see if I can try to recall these: 727-200 - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 737 all variants - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, ATA and <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym> 747-100 - <acronym ...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How Many Airbus Jet Types Have You Flown?
Replies: 58
Views: 8261

RE: How Many Airbus Jet Types Have You Flown?

As far as I can remember: A342 - PAL A333 - PAL and <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> A319 - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> A320 - <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acr...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Computer Glitch (Minor)...This Time At ORD
Replies: 4
Views: 3496

RE: Another Computer Glitch (Minor)...This Time At ORD

Apparently safety does not involve going back to basics. Insane

Thanks for the insight SPREE!

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380, Air Mall?
Replies: 38
Views: 3659

RE: A380, Air Mall?

Chances are, whatever showers, malls, lounges, bars, etc. to be introduced will only be available to super duper airline elites who live and eat on planes anyway. A380 flights will be branded flights... it'll be years before they offer this to mainstream flyers.

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Offering Cheap Upgrades
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

RE: Airlines Offering Cheap Upgrades

Well I'm not sure exactly where you intend on originating and what your destination will be but if you happen to be flying to Asia, comparatively speaking, PAL's Business Class upgrades are pretty inexpensive. Most US-based airlines double or even triple their Economy Class fares for a Business Clas...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L NAV...R NAV...V NAV
Replies: 2
Views: 2932

RE: L NAV...R NAV...V NAV

These threads should be able to answer your question: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/65299/4/" target=_blank>http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/65299/4/</a> <a href="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/tech_ops/read.main/41360/4/" target=_blank...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Customer Service.....
Replies: 22
Views: 3844

RE: Airline Customer Service.....

Valid points. I, for one, appreciate the hardwork, patience and general effort that customer service agents and gate agents go through, even if my requests aren't satisfied. And I also understand the headaches involved in having to pamper the super elites. I've seen enough incidents of this while st...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ramp Rat
Replies: 23
Views: 3797

RE: Ramp Rat

Please treat my luggage with care. Big grin

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 0553 Emergency Trucks Just Rolled At ANchorage.
Replies: 10
Views: 2576

RE: 0553 Emergency Trucks Just Rolled At ANchorage.

Glad everything worked out well.

Anyone know where this aircraft is continuing to?

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 732 What's With The Wire?
Replies: 7
Views: 3049

RE: 732 What's With The Wire?

Yes, the wire you see is an HF (high-frequency) radio antenna used in the 737 classics as well as some light aircraft.

I believe some Fokkers use them as well.

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW - Why Different From Other US Airlines?
Replies: 51
Views: 10356

RE: NW - Why Different From Other US Airlines?

<i>As said, <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> led the techology implementation. Every station in the system has the kiosks, even places like Alpena, <acronym title="SilkAir (Singapore)">MI</acronym>.</i> Not only that but also in terms of website innovativeness. <acronym title="...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Happened To The Beach At SXM?
Replies: 10
Views: 6204

RE: What Happened To The Beach At SXM?

Popularity apparently also has its disadvantages. Sad

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boarding And Exiting The A380
Replies: 17
Views: 3960

RE: Boarding And Exiting The A380

Deplaning on the A380 would not seem to be a problem. However, I can envision its boarding process to be a logistical nightmare... with the seperation of status and non-status passengers (including pre-boarding F and C passengers), passengers with children, disabled flyers as well as the proverbial ...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights To Or Around Mt. Everest
Replies: 6
Views: 2840

Flights To Or Around Mt. Everest

I am entertaining the thought of planning a trip to Kathmandu next year sometime as per a friend of mine's suggestion. This is something I've always wanted to experience and this is the closest oppportunity I will have to actually following through with it. Part of the itinerary will of course inclu...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Am I On A List? IN Flight Pics Part II
Replies: 38
Views: 7352

RE: Am I On A List? IN Flight Pics Part II

I have had two similar incidents happen to me. First was on a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight from <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</...

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Executive Clubs
Replies: 3
Views: 4099

RE: Airport Executive Clubs

Red Carpet Club at NRT - spacious, comfortable, convenient and generally an excellent place to chill out before your next flight.

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by trickijedi
Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Dolphins To Ricky: "That'll Be $8,616,353 Please"
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

RE: Dolphins To Ricky: "That'll Be $8,616,353 Please"

I think this guarantees he'll be returning to the NFL....

Well he IS filing for bankruptcy.

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Computer Glitch (Minor)...This Time At ORD
Replies: 4
Views: 3496

RE: Another Computer Glitch (Minor)...This Time At ORD

Thanks SPREE!

Curious: How vigilantly are newly trained ATC controllers taught the manual method? I'm pressuming very... for cases such as the above ORD incident.

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai MD11 At Stockholm Today.
Replies: 6
Views: 3085

RE: Thai MD11 At Stockholm Today.

Sorry I meant regularly scheduled MD-11's service to Arlanda.

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Safety Cards
Replies: 39
Views: 11881

RE: Airline Safety Cards

I think the airlines assume that it is understood that not specifying that it is illegal to take safety cards from aircrafts is illegal.

The same way hotels don't post signs all over the place telling you it's illegal to steal their towels.

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS And FedEx Long Hauls...
Replies: 24
Views: 6373

RE: UPS And FedEx Long Hauls...

FedEx flights to HKG originate from where? Anyone know?

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai MD11 At Stockholm Today.
Replies: 6
Views: 3085

RE: Thai MD11 At Stockholm Today.

Agree that Thai's <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11's look stunning. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/672159/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/672159/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/...

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Safety Cards
Replies: 39
Views: 11881

RE: Airline Safety Cards

It's illegal only if you get caught. Big thumbs up

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Havana Cuba, What U Can Expect...
Replies: 47
Views: 4141

RE: Havana Cuba, What U Can Expect...

Great articles Mariner, thanks! Big thumbs up

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Expensive Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 2760

RE: Most Expensive Airports

All airports are a rip-off. $8 for a pack of smokes??? $7.50 for a key chain??? Cmon!!!

But I've never gotten jacked as much as I have at NRT! Now that is one expensive airport!

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Missing Routes From ORD
Replies: 7
Views: 2541

RE: Missing Routes From ORD

Wish list from <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>: <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym> on PAL <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), T...

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Odd Rituals You Act Out Before Boarding Or T/O?
Replies: 35
Views: 5997

RE: Odd Rituals You Act Out Before Boarding Or T/O

I give the airplane two knocks as I enter. A "good flight" to the both of us. Big thumbs up

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK And LGA Traffic?
Replies: 30
Views: 4235

RE: JFK And LGA Traffic?

LAG is tight enough as it is now... I can't imagine it accomodating any widebodies. I don't think LGA will be able to handle both plane and passenger traffic.

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4 Plane Trip
Replies: 18
Views: 1776

RE: 4 Plane Trip

Whenever I fly to Manila from Chicago I almost always end up with the following route: All on <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>, <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), US...

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrades On Award Tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 4216

RE: Upgrades On Award Tickets

1millionflyer, I think you may be getting slightly technical for "regular" flyers who are mainly concerned about wheter they are booking in Economy, Business or First. But yes you are correct, award tickets, no matter what class of service, have special codes which differ from other booking classes....

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Angle Of Inclination In Flight
Replies: 15
Views: 6727

RE: Angle Of Inclination In Flight

<i>Three-holers typically have the largest angle, since the #2 engine is actually exerting a somewhat downward force. Engines 1 and 3 exert the more upward forces, so this results in a greater angle</i> Logan, I understand (I think) how the #2 engine can cause downward force... due to positioning an...

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747s Serving Domestic Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 6151

RE: 747s Serving Domestic Routes

<i>Then again, everything in Japan is overpriced. A six pack of beer, for example, in the states runs about $4.00 USD. In Japan, it's 1,200 yen on average, which is about $11.50 USD. If you do some algebra, then that's how much it costs to live here, give or take a few yen.</i> I second that! I don'...

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic Channel
Replies: 5
Views: 4429

RE: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic Channel

After watching the documentary, reading the the CVR transcript of that flight was horrible. I could almost hear the anxiety in their voices while reading the words. Thanks for digging that up Spacecadet. The piece was nicely done and, yes, very emotional. I can imagine the book to be just as interes...

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by trickijedi
Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Computer Glitch (Minor)...This Time At ORD
Replies: 4
Views: 3496

Another Computer Glitch (Minor)...This Time At ORD

Apparently, it also affected flights from Midway. <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-040924glitch,1,1401370.story?coll=chi-news-hed" target=_blank>http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-040924glitch,1,1401370.story?coll=chi-news-hed</a> <i><b>Computer problem causes airport delays</...

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747s Serving Domestic Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 6151

RE: 747s Serving Domestic Routes

747's serving domestic routes are pretty common in Asia. Philippine Airlines for instance regularly uses a 744 for <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Cebu (Lapu-Lapu) - Mactan International (Gen Benit...

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrades On Award Tickets
Replies: 7
Views: 4216

RE: Upgrades On Award Tickets

Most airlines do not upgrade award tickets. If you book an award ticket in Y, you're pretty much stuck there... unless of course an event occurs where <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> is at fault... in which case it would <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>'s...

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Stamps In Your Passport
Replies: 45
Views: 4518

RE: Stamps In Your Passport

In my previous passport I had over 40 stamps of Japan!

They use stickers now for entry "stamps". Kinda cool looking and admittedly provides a nice touch to one's passport page. Exit stamps are still actual stamps.

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pay For Biz/first?
Replies: 10
Views: 1790

RE: Pay For Biz/first?

Its getting cheaper by the day to fly First/Business class, if you compare prices 5 years ago!

I agree however F and C class fares still seem pretty exorbitant even by today's standards.

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To
Replies: 19
Views: 5114

RE: Most Deserted Jetport You Have Been To

I transited through <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> a few years back and it seemed like our flight was the only one that landed at that time. Other than a few airline employees and a couple of janitors taking out the trash, one else was really aro...

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your First International Flight
Replies: 95
Views: 8508

RE: Your First International Flight

First international flight was on Northwest <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym>-<acronym title="Nagoya - Komaki (NGO / RJNN), Japan">NGO</acronym>-<acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Ill...

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Triangle Flights...
Replies: 8
Views: 2318

RE: Triangle Flights...

Well if you ever find yourself int he States you can always do <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles I...

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic Channel
Replies: 5
Views: 4429

RE: "Air Emergency" On National Geographic Channel

Im looking for the accident report on this flight in NTSB's website but can't seem to locate it.

It's an interesting documentary.

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Credit Cards: Review
Replies: 5
Views: 2766

RE: Airline Credit Cards: Review

My take is that most credit cards will charge a pretty hefty interest anyway... unless you have been a long-time customer with them, in which case you would still have to beg and beg and beg. May as well receive miles in return. Also, having some kinds of reward program tied to a credit card is so p...

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Jeanne - Headed For FL, Again!
Replies: 36
Views: 3871

RE: Hurricane Jeanne - Headed For FL, Again!

Chances are <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> will lay easy on you while travelling amidst an impending hurricane. I was scheduled to fly to <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> myself on the week that Ivan was suppose to hit Fl...

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by trickijedi
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Mrtc Under Review
Replies: 23
Views: 5746

RE: AA's Mrtc Under Review

<i>All the airlines will honor the Elite status if the airline thinks they can steal a customer.</i> True. And this is what <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> has done for years to lure disgruntled road warriors to try and stay with MRTC. It's a more subtle version of the <acronym...

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