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by trickijedi
Sun Jul 01, 2001 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Get Tired Of Air Travel?
Replies: 23
Views: 2780

RE: Ever Get Tired Of Air Travel?

MattD,

You missed one additional American MD-80 behind the American 757 on the parallel but who's counting?

 Smile

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by trickijedi
Sun Jul 01, 2001 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Plane Spotting
Replies: 10
Views: 2818

RE: ORD Plane Spotting

SSTjumbo,

Where exactly do you spot at MDW? I've lived in Chicago for a while but never spotted down there. I'm going soon but pretty much just playing it by ear on the runways.

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by trickijedi
Sun Jul 01, 2001 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wake U Up?
Replies: 15
Views: 1158

RE: Wake U Up?

In addition to waking you up for meals, it would be really cool if they spoon-fed you too.

Relax, I'm just kidding!

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by trickijedi
Sun Jul 01, 2001 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Time Your Flights?
Replies: 4
Views: 1673

RE: Do You Time Your Flights?

No I don't time my flights but that is very interesting what you do, however. Very cool. Maybe I should start doing that. What I do time is the amount of time I am stuck in an irport during a delay. Of course, I round it off to the nearest hour.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="...

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by trickijedi
Sun Jul 01, 2001 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Get Tired Of Air Travel?
Replies: 23
Views: 2780

RE: Ever Get Tired Of Air Travel?

For me, particularly enduring a Trans-Pacific flight or a long flight in general, yes it does get tiring and yes I do get tired. And sometimes, I wish the flight was shorter. But after a good night's sleep and a decent lunch, I find myself craving to fly again as if I can fly the entire day. Kinda w...

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by trickijedi
Sun Jul 01, 2001 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Plane Spotting
Replies: 10
Views: 2818

RE: ORD Plane Spotting

Just be careful with security. They are a pain in the ass over there. I've posted on several threads about my experiences spotting at ORD. They are not the friendliest. In fact, I just think they are downright bored!

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by trickijedi
Sun Jul 01, 2001 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Names For Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 7989

RE: TriStar

We're just having fun here that's all. I'm sure that there are some people out there who really do have a problem with these airline names and God help them get over that syndrome because it really is no big deal. I mean, there are better things to worry about in life than disliking an airline name ...

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by trickijedi
Sun Jul 01, 2001 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lining Up The Aircraft On Takeoff?
Replies: 31
Views: 3233

RE: Seagull

And I myself am one of those people whom I do not dub as an expert but rather am more than willing to learn and really do not mind to be respectfully corrected. Seagull, I think your comment made the most sense here. Thanks.

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lining Up The Aircraft On Takeoff?
Replies: 31
Views: 3233

RE: Lining Up The Aircraft On Takeoff?

XFSUgimpLB41X, that is exactly what I wrote, dude. You just went into more detail about it than I did. Point is: Planes have to stop on the runway unless they get some clearance from ATC, which is contrary to what DELTA&&&-XXX wrote. He says you don;t have to unless ATC tells them to hold.

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lining Up The Aircraft On Takeoff?
Replies: 31
Views: 3233

RE: Lining Up The Aircraft On Takeoff?

DELTA&&&-XXX Wrote: You don't have to stop on the runway unless ATC says, "taxi into position and hold" or whatever. Delta, I would have to disagree with you. When turning on to the runway from the taxiway, the pilot always has to stop on the runway until he gets clearance from ATC, which the pilots...

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airports With The Worst Ground Traffic
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

RE: US Airports With The Worst Ground Traffic

I think that ORD, LGA and DFW, in that order. But I have the most experience with ORD since I am from Chicago and fly out of it more so than the other airports I mentioned. But then again, at ORD anyway, it also depends on the time of day or night you are flying. Pretty much from noon to about 9PM t...

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 2:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: I Am Amazed By All Of You.
Replies: 18
Views: 2834

RE: I Am Amazed By All Of You.

YES I AGREE WITH MAC. I HAVE LEARNED A LOT FROM THIS FORUM AND YOU GUYS WHO ANSWER MY QUESTIONS. IT CERTAINLY MAKES LEARNING FUN!!!

JUST WANTED TO PERSONALLY SAY THANK YOU AS WELL.

SORRY ABOUT THE CAPS. JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THIS MESSAGE WAS SEEN.


OK, I'm back to normal.

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Take A Look - JET Wash
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

RE: Take A Look - JET Wash

FrequentFlyer5,

I would post this in the tech/ops forum if I were you. I think some people there might know the answer to this.

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Am I The Only One Who Is Afraid To Fly?
Replies: 14
Views: 3558

RE: Am I The Only One Who Is Afraid To Fly?

Delta73Spilot said: <b>I hope I did.t bore you with it...</b> Bore me! What! I was hoping your description wouldn't end. I really enjoyed reading that! Thanks for reassuring even the assured. I have flown many flights myself but, admittedly, sometimes I still get nervous, particularly during takeoff...

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your "Standard" Route
Replies: 68
Views: 2506

RE: Your "Standard" Route

Used to be ORD-SFO.

Then I met a girl who live in Portland, Oregon so it became ORD-PDX.

But now I would say it's ORD-LGA, since my sister moved out to New York. Flying that route in 2 weeks, in fact.

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 1:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

RE: JetBlue Experiences

What's the big deal about JetBlue's on-line seat selector though? I thought most airlines have an on-line seat selector when you book on-line. For instance, I choose my own seat on United.com all the time. I'm just wondering how it differs from JetBlue's.

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Names For Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 7989

RE: Bad Names For Airlines

What's so bad about Ryanair ? - it's a persons last name.

What about something like... Stankienezivitski Air.

 Smilehehe

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 30, 2001 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Brave Or Stupid
Replies: 28
Views: 1954

RE: Brave Or Stupid

This is definitely a situation that I would not want to find myself in. I always try to sit by the wing and actually enjoy it when the pilots go through their "Before-Takeoff" Checklist (when the flaps are extended for take-off and the airbrakes go up and down a couple of times). My guess would be t...

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Missed Approach Experiences
Replies: 29
Views: 3207

Missed Approach Experiences

<b>Has anybody here ever experienced a missed approach or a go-around? I listen to ATC (different airports) a lot and have heard some pilots call missed approaches. Seems pretty normal for both the pilot and the ATC controller. But I wonder what it's like being a passenger in an aircraft that execut...

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 12:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Are You Doing This Summer?
Replies: 29
Views: 2471

RE: What Are You Doing This Summer?

I'll be working and dealing with the heat here in Chicago.

But this is my first summer in a long time that I will have the opportunity to travel AND fly! So I am really excited about that! I have taken a few flights already and plan to take a few more before the summer ends. Thanks for asking.

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 12:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Penalty Box?
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

RE: What Is The Penalty Box?

Wrote: I thought they just waited by the gate if they were waiting to park and wait at the run-up area to line up to take off.


That's what I thought too.

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Penalty Box?
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

RE: What Is The Penalty Box?

I was at ORD at about noon and ground was extremely busy. In fact, I could hear the stress in the controller's voice as he sighed a lot (unless that's how he always talked). I'm sure that other planes that wouldn't listen to him (such as JAL) didn't help matters. But I could hear him struggling to c...

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 Takeoff At Night With No Runway Lights
Replies: 17
Views: 5383

RE: 757 Takeoff At Night With No Runway Lights

And which episode of the X-Files did you see this happen?

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 11:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Have A Cat!
Replies: 27
Views: 1156

RE: I Have A Cat!

No I don't have a cat but thanks for asking. My next door neighbor does though.

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is Anybody Here From The Philippines?
Replies: 0
Views: 2111

Is Anybody Here From The Philippines?

If so please identify yourself and state your location. I got questions for ya! Peace.

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 10:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Penalty Box?
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

RE: What Is The Penalty Box?

Seriously...? Like in hockey? Is that where they get the term from?

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 9:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Penalty Box?
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

What Is The Penalty Box?

I was listening to Ground Control last week from my United Flight and heard the following transmission: "American 446 go to the penalty box". I've never heard that before. What is it?

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 29, 2001 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spectacular Concorde Picture
Replies: 44
Views: 4410

RE: Spectacular Concorde Picture

I agree with Climbout. Of all the crash CVR recordings that I have heard, the pilots have been very calm. The one that currently sticks out is the UAL 252 crash landing at Des Moines. The pilot, Capt. Al Haynes was very, very calm and talking as if everything was fine flying at cruising altitude. Yo...

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 28, 2001 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Names For Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 7989

RE: Bad Names For Airlines

Here's another merger:

Air Cunni and Aer Lingus. You figure it out!

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by trickijedi
Thu Jun 28, 2001 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was The Last Airliner U Were On?
Replies: 124
Views: 4589

RE: What Was The Last Airliner U Were On?

Last Flight:
United Airlines from ORD to SFO and back last month.

Next Flight:
Uanited Airlines from ORD to LGA and back next month.

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by trickijedi
Wed Jun 27, 2001 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Names For Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 7989

RE: Bad Names For Airlines

Latelines
LOL!

tricki

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 26, 2001 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airport Has The Most Destinations?
Replies: 21
Views: 15375

RE: Which Airport Has The Most Destinations?

I am taking a guess here and say ORD. Think of all the domestic places United goes to, not to mention all the international airlines that fly to and from there.

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 26, 2001 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why I Love JFK
Replies: 34
Views: 3577

RE: Why I Love JFK

At JFK, do you need to be a ticketed passenger to get past the security point like you do at LGA?

Cuz that's a spotter's nightmare to have to do that! I paid enough for my camera equipment. I don't want to have to buy a ticket just to shoot the planes.

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 26, 2001 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad Names For Airlines
Replies: 95
Views: 7989

RE: Bad Names For Airlines

<b>Fictional:</b> Delayed Airlines - "The Honest Airline" Buffet Airways - "For An Additional $14.95, You Can Have All The Airline Food You Want" ETOPS International - "For Your Safety We Only Fly Twin-Engine ETOPS-Approved Aircraft" Mile High Club Airways - "Something Special In The Air" SexExpress...

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by trickijedi
Tue Jun 26, 2001 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airports For Plane Spotting/photography?
Replies: 11
Views: 4857

RE: Best Airports For Plane Spotting/photography?

Geotrash,

Is the observation deck at LAS part of the airport facility or a private establishment (like part of a restaurant or something)? I'm going there soon and want to check it out. Thanks.

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 25, 2001 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 1419

RE: Midwest Express Experiences

Hey Jared, can I email you? What's your email address? Do you go spotting too?

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 1419

RE: Midwest Express Experiences

Wow! What a great airline it sounds like. No I didn't get a chance to catch the NBC Dateline undercover story about it. Wish I did though. Like I said, you guys sold me on this one. Definitely flying them in July to New York. Like I said, it's a great airline but I do only have one gripe about them:...

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 25, 2001 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Seen The "Robotic Smile" Of SIA Crew
Replies: 23
Views: 3911

RE: Have You Ever Seen The "Robotic Smile" Of SIA Crew

Maybe their smiles are robotically sincere!  Smile

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 25, 2001 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 1419

RE: Midwest Express Experiences

Jared amd DTW/ORDFan, Thanks guys! Well Jared, I think you pretty much sold me on what you have written so far. I do know about the 2-2 seating from their website and yes! found it really amazing to see that kind of a layout on DC-9's and MD80's. But since you are unsure about seat dimensions and al...

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 25, 2001 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Midwest Express Experiences
Replies: 19
Views: 1419

Midwest Express Experiences

I am very curious about this airline. Has anyone ever flown these guys? All I have been hearing about are good things. The specific things I would like to know about are passenger comfort-type stuff like seat width, seat pitch, etc. I went to their website and couldn't find any info on this or any i...

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 25, 2001 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Stop HKG-JFK Non-stop!
Replies: 37
Views: 4191

RE: UA Stop HKG-JFK Non-stop!

Could Continental's EWR-HGK service have anything to do with this?

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by trickijedi
Mon Jun 25, 2001 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Upcoming Trip Any Comments?
Replies: 4
Views: 1643

RE: My Upcoming Trip Any Comments?

Hate to be a downer but this post should really be in the Trip Planning Forum. Prabably get a lot more replies too. Just a suggestion.

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by trickijedi
Sun Jun 24, 2001 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Meeting Was Great!
Replies: 21
Views: 1733

RE: SFO Meeting Was Great!

I really wish I could have made it but I just couldn't. Anyway, I'm glad it turned out great! SFO is one airport I want to get to know more about and what better way to do that than with a whole bunch of aviation enthusaists and spotters!!! Maybe one of you guys can fill us in on some details. What ...

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by trickijedi
Sun Jun 24, 2001 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?
Replies: 45
Views: 3129

RE: How Did You Become So Interested In Airplanes?

Alphie747,

What suburb did you live in in Chicago that was under the flight pattern for 9R. Curious to know, I'm guessing around the Berkley or Maywood area? Forest Park? Am I even close?

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 23, 2001 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports Have The Best Takeoffs?
Replies: 31
Views: 3522

RE: Which Airports Have The Best Takeoffs?

OK, that is what I thought you meant with the 757's. I agree they do have impressive take-offs. And shorter runways DO make them more exciting.

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by trickijedi
Sat Jun 23, 2001 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Asians In Africa
Replies: 13
Views: 1411

RE: Asians In Africa

I like how you phrased your topic.

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 22, 2001 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports Have The Best Takeoffs?
Replies: 31
Views: 3522

RE: Which Airports Have The Best Takeoffs?

KUGN, What is so exciting about ATA's 757 takeoff from Midway? I am not trying to be funny, it's just that I've flown them 3 times this year to LGA and I really didn't see anything special about it. Unless you are talking about the plane leveling off temporarily immediately right after the steep ini...

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 22, 2001 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Smoking Flights
Replies: 28
Views: 1567

RE: Smoking Flights

Parisien, Yes there is a smoking lounge at SFO, with a bunch of phones inside even. That's one of the reasons I love that airport so much. The lady who told you to go outside to smoke was probably not a smoker. I wish I can tell you exactly where it is but honestly I don't remember. I know for sure ...

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 22, 2001 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 32 UAL Planes Grounded At DIA
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

RE: 32 UAL Planes Grounded At DIA

Unfortunate but a reality.

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by trickijedi
Fri Jun 22, 2001 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Your Favorite Airport In The US?
Replies: 22
Views: 3432

RE: What's Your Favorite Airport In The US?

Well, it WAS KaiTak until you know... they closed it down.

To fly in and out of has to be ORD because of United's terminal. To connect to and hang out in has to be SFO. For spotting, it has to be LGA.

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