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by ntspelich
Tue Oct 14, 2003 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Owned By Other Companies
Replies: 14
Views: 3838

RE: Airlines Owned By Other Companies

Virgin Atlantic comes to mind, isn't it part of the vast Virgin empire .

Not really. SRB sold off his Virgin holdings and ownership in order to gain capital for VS.

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines/Aircraft With Multi-colored Seats?
Replies: 19
Views: 5727

RE: Airlines/Aircraft With Multi-colored Seats?

What about the <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> Concorde. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/080043/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/080043/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/3/4/0/...

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by ntspelich
Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Medical/News Helicopter ATC Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2844

RE: Medical/News Helicopter ATC Question

Thanks for the info

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Medical/News Helicopter ATC Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2844

Medical/News Helicopter ATC Question

When I was checking out the <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (<acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania"><acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (P...

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by ntspelich
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Medical/News Helicopter ATC Question
Replies: 0
Views: 2495

Medical/News Helicopter ATC Question

Moved to Tech/Ops.

Sorry
NS

[Edited 2003-10-10 02:09:53]

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Las Vegas Hotels And LAS
Replies: 20
Views: 3074

RE: Las Vegas Hotels And LAS

Yeah, depending what side you're on Luxor and Mandalay Bay have some awesome views. Even though I'd be out until 4AM or so, I'd get up around sunrise each day to watch the sun rise over <acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Nevada">LAS</acronym> and the first birds c...

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Working Other Ailines.
Replies: 15
Views: 2760

RE: Airlines Working Other Ailines.

At <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> works the <acronym title="American Trans Air (USA)">TZ</acronym> flights and <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> do...

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SkyTeam Welcomes KLM Application For Membership
Replies: 11
Views: 4945

RE: SkyTeam Welcomes KLM Application For Membership

<i>NORTHWEST</i> Last I checked they weren't a member. Haven't even applied yet; even though it's widely believed, if not definitely known, that they would like to become members, nothing is certain until it happens. Besides, you don't get many benefits out of an airline that's going to be a member ...

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by ntspelich
Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Slogans?
Replies: 76
Views: 10240

RE: Airline Slogans?

Didn't UA used to use "We love to fly and it shows" also?

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Longest Flight With Only Carry On Luggage
Replies: 46
Views: 6651

RE: Your Longest Flight With Only Carry On Luggage

PIT-<acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym>-<acronym title="Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International (BOS / KBOS), USA - Massachusetts">BOS</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acr...

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by ntspelich
Fri Oct 03, 2003 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Article: Shooting Down Hijackers
Replies: 5
Views: 2898

Interesting Article: Shooting Down Hijackers

I figured that a new set of SOP for hijackings would have been made, including shooting down civilian aircraft. However, I really didn't think that the US government would be so open about it. Had to edit the topic, sorry. <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/10/02/shootdown.exercises.ap/index.html" ...

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Alliances
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

RE: Largest Alliances

Q1 2004 they'll be full members.

You can get to Bermuda, Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and San Juan from LGA nonstop. Most of them are weekend only services, but it's better than a sharp stick in the eye I guess.

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Alliances
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

RE: Largest Alliances

Benjamin -

That's part of why US is joining Star.

NS

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by ntspelich
Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Claiming Miles
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

RE: Claiming Miles

From the AAdvantage terms and conditions: <i>You may request mileage credit for past, eligible transactions up to 12 months from the transaction date. Transactions prior to your enrollment date are not eligible for mileage credit. </i> <a href="http://www.aa.com/content/AAdvantage/programDetails/ter...

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by ntspelich
Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777 Diversion To RFD
Replies: 16
Views: 5077

RE: UA 777 Diversion To RFD

The best part if that when you look up the flight info on ual.com, they post:

Reason: Schedule change due to Weather

 Wow!

NS

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by ntspelich
Wed Oct 01, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tie The Knot.....In A Plane?
Replies: 13
Views: 2972

RE: Tie The Knot.....In A Plane?

I'm assuming that if this were to happen on an international route the captain would be able to perform the ceremony, like a ship's captain can do in international waters?

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airport Signs; Public
Replies: 9
Views: 2325

RE: Airport Signs; Public

In Pittsburgh the signs all the way from downtown simply say 'Airport."

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question About Gary, Indiana Airport
Replies: 8
Views: 4793

RE: Question About Gary, Indiana Airport

Aren't they trying to make GYY into a FBO center now that Daley tore up Meigs? It makes sense to me, just hop onto the Skyway or train and it's not too far to the Loop.

The only problem is, it's Gary.

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Americans Allowed To Go To Cuba?
Replies: 39
Views: 8364

RE: Are Americans Allowed To Go To Cuba?

However, getting an license from the Treasury Department isn't that difficult. Well, at least if you're a student. Many universisities have blanket licenses, allowing anyone associated with them to freely travel to and from Cuba as well as spend money there. There are also flights to Cuba from somew...

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways Express Carriers
Replies: 17
Views: 3319

RE: US Airways Express Carriers

Here's the answers to 1, 2 and 4.

http://www.usair.com/about/corporate/express/airlines.htm

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Frequent Flyer Program Are You With?
Replies: 88
Views: 9315

RE: What Frequent Flyer Program Are You With?

US Airways Dividend Miles
Northwest World Perks

NS

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Landside Evacuation
Replies: 0
Views: 1201

PIT Landside Evacuation

I guess it turned out to be a battery charger and some photo albums packed together. This after a bomb call in last week at a US training facility outside of <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym> last week. ( <a href="http://k...

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 21, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Airline You Flew With
Replies: 92
Views: 5336

RE: Last Airline You Flew With

US Express (Shuttle America) TTN-PIT July 26th Saab 340B

NS

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 21, 2003 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines And/or Liveries You Miss And Why?
Replies: 16
Views: 4043

RE: Airlines And/or Liveries You Miss And Why?

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 21, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McNamara Terminal At DTW
Replies: 22
Views: 4692

RE: McNamara Terminal At DTW

The last time I was in <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> was March '02, so to check up on the locations of the int'l carriers I went off of the <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym...

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: McNamara Terminal At DTW
Replies: 22
Views: 4692

McNamara Terminal At DTW

I had always been under the assumption that the McNamara Terminal at <acronym title="Detroit - Metropolitan Wayne County (DTW / KDTW), USA - Michigan">DTW</acronym> was built to be <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>'s "World Gateway," thus built somewhat exclusively for <acronym ...

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Cargo You Have Seen Carried?
Replies: 28
Views: 3923

RE: Unusual Cargo You Have Seen Carried?

I once saw either a Ferrari or a Lamborghini (wasn't close enough to tell) being loaded onto an Emirates flight once.

NS

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Listening To Airband: Different Flight Numbers
Replies: 37
Views: 5851

RE: Listening To Airband: Different Flight Numbers

Couldn't find one for APEX, but I did find this on airlinecodes.co.uk

ICAO Callsign: Rapex
IATA Code:
ICAO Code: RPX
Known As: BAC Express Airlines
Full Name: BAC Express Airlines Limited
Country: United Kingdom
Web Site: www.bacexpress.com/

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info
Replies: 16
Views: 3691

RE: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info

Sweet! Thanks for the info.

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 20, 2003 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First "star" On LOT Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 3262

RE: First "star" On LOT Aircraft

In their press release today regarding the latest WATS statistics, they state:
“Most of those numbers should increase again this year given the addition of LOT which joins on October 26,” says Stephan Nagel, Director, Route Network – Star Alliance.“

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info
Replies: 16
Views: 3691

RE: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info

<i>All segments are open-jaw and are booked in M or B fare basis. </i> Isn't the Business ticket booked in the D fare? Also, anyone know what happens if you have the RTW Business fare and one of your segments is only a two class a/c? Any chance you get bumped up to first, or do you just get economy?...

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 20, 2003 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First "star" On LOT Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 3262

RE: First "star" On LOT Aircraft

Cancidas,
They have no choice. Each member is required to paint at least one a/c in the Star scheme.

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info
Replies: 16
Views: 3691

RE: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info

Thanks everyone.

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 19, 2003 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways PHL-DUB
Replies: 22
Views: 4722

RE: US Airways PHL-DUB

The <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> and SHN service are only seasonal, I think they stop sometime around the 20th of October and will start back up the first of May. La Carlota: Sorry that your check-in at <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL ...

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info
Replies: 16
Views: 3691

Star Alliance RTW Ticket Info

Does anyone have any experiences with the Star Alliance RTW ticket? After getting the prices for the 34,000 mile ticket (up to 15 stop overs), it seems like it would be a pretty good deal.

$4060USD + tax for coach and $6370USD + tax for business.

Thanks in advance.
NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 19, 2003 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Famous People I've Flown With
Replies: 18
Views: 4021

RE: Famous People I've Flown With

Didn't we just go through this a couple of weeks ago?

https://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1157831/

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Did You Lose Your Luggage?
Replies: 35
Views: 4147

RE: Where Did You Lose Your Luggage?

I make a point of not checking luggage when I am going to <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>, especially if I'm on US. It seems that it's just a gigantic luggage black hole there. I remember flying in for a funeral, had my luggage lost, and f...

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 19, 2003 6:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue Turns Over Customer Records To The Feds
Replies: 99
Views: 9444

RE: Jetblue Turns Over Customer Records To The Feds

Here's an idea, instead of gathering mundane details about customers, let's start having better security on air cargo. Wait, that might make sense!

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How Do I Enclude A Photo In My Post?
Replies: 4
Views: 692

RE: How Do I Enclude A Photo In My Post?

Read the instructions below where you enter your message by clicking on "Read how to include links, pictures and smiliies! (opens in new window)"

NS

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airline You Flew With?
Replies: 160
Views: 7071

RE: First Airline You Flew With?

Mine was <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Columbus - Port Columbus International (CMH / KCMH), USA - Ohio">CMH</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO),...

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 18, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-PIT Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

RE: US-PIT Announcement

I found this interesting out of the email that they sent out to dividend miles members: <i>We continue to believe that there is a solution that will allow us to retain our hub at Pittsburgh International and continue to provide our customers in Western Pennsylvania with the highest levels of air ser...

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-PIT Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 2539

US-PIT Announcement

Although it's not the news I expected out of the big meeting in Harrisburg today between US and the parties interested in saving <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>, it's something. <a href="http://www.usair.com/about/press/...

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by ntspelich
Thu Sep 18, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline That You've Flown The Most
Replies: 62
Views: 7146

RE: Airline That You've Flown The Most

God only knows how many miles I've had on US, with a close second being UA.

NS

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by ntspelich
Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways In 2004
Replies: 44
Views: 6769

RE: US Airways In 2004

Last night on the news they mentioned that a big meeting between US, the Commonwealth of PA and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh authorities will be taking place on Wednesday. From how they talked about it, it appears that some sort of decision about the future of <acronym title="Pittsburgh - Internation...

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by ntspelich
Sun Sep 14, 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways And Star Alliance?
Replies: 2
Views: 2768

RE: US Airways And Star Alliance?

US will become a Star Alliance member in Q1 2004. A codeshare/marketing agreement was reached late last year/early this year (I can't remember right now off the top of my head) with <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym>. In May <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> and US s...

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 13, 2003 6:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If Nixon Was Alive...
Replies: 12
Views: 2349

RE: If Nixon Was Alive...

Bush Sr. has flown on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>. I was at my friend's little brother's graduation party on Cape Cod, and their grandmother had flown up from <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym>. She was clutc...

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 13, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Shortest Flight You've Been On?
Replies: 80
Views: 12177

RE: What's The Shortest Flight You've Been On?

PIT to CKB
US Air Express
Beechcraft B1900

84 miles/39 minutes (published) although I remember it being less

NS

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by ntspelich
Sat Sep 13, 2003 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tower Transmissions
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

RE: Tower Transmissions

Channel 9 is available in all classes on UA mainline flights, providing the cockpit crew decides to turn it on.

NS


[Edited 2003-09-12 18:10:26]

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by ntspelich
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: In-flight Digital Maps Of Aircraft Position
Replies: 34
Views: 6643

RE: In-flight Digital Maps Of Aircraft Position

UA offers it on some transcon services. I remember seeing it on <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>-<acronym title="San Diego - International / Lindbergh Field (SAN / KSAN), USA - California">SAN</acronym> on an A320. I don't recall it being ...

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