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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 4427

RE: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in

That's what I fugured, online check in benefits the business traveler, if you don't have to check anything and only have one carry on piece it works great.

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are RJs So Profitable?
Replies: 23
Views: 5240

RE: Why Are RJs So Profitable?

I love them! I would take a ERJ-145 over a MD-80. They are so quiet and the ride is great!!

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 4427

RE: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in

Oh I see, so this in essence does not preclude you from waiting on line? Sun Country's online check in advertises "No more waiting in line" I am curious once you have checked in online how you check your bags. If anyone knows please let me know.

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It's Official...Delta Unhappy With Song
Replies: 67
Views: 11625

RE: It's Official...Delta Unahppy With Song

This is beginning to get ugly, I think this airline within an airline experiment is failing, especially while Delta is trying to cut costs with wage cuts. Delta is finding out the hard way that they can't compete with JetBlue or Southwest even with a fancy new name..

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 4427

RE: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in

Just noticed on Sun Country's web site they too have online check in, one question once you have picked your seat and got your boarding pass what do you do with your baggage? I assume you have to use curbside checking. Does anybody know?

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Pit Stops
Replies: 25
Views: 3053

RE: Pilot Pit Stops

I knew you were kidding  Big grin

That makes sense, thank you.

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Pit Stops
Replies: 25
Views: 3053

RE: Pilot Pit Stops

Well I would but it would not be in good taste so I will pass. I am curious as to why the FA entered the cockpit, any body know why this practice is used when a pilot leaves the cockpit?

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Pit Stops
Replies: 25
Views: 3053

RE: Pilot Pit Stops

Hmm I noticed that to on a flight from Cleveland to <acronym title="Islip - Long Island MacArthur (ISP / KISP), USA - New York">ISP</acronym>, I figured the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> was going into to the cockpit to perform some unofficial duties if you get my drift.  ...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 4427

RE: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in

RJpieces, You know what you are talking about! This lovefest for JetBlue here makes me vomit! When all they did was copy what all the other LCCs are doing, only they had the luxury of tons of capital and new planes. Once they age and their employees start putting their hands out it's all over and th...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Quality Ever Return?
Replies: 26
Views: 3015

RE: Will Quality Ever Return?

Well Buffalo I wish I had your wealth! Sorry to say in this day and age, people would rather pay $200 to fly Southwest and save money and bring a Subway sandwich on the plane. I myself love a nice meal on a flight but this is what air travel has come to. Southwest continues to set the pace and unles...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways In Trouble Again - <i>Article</i>
Replies: 13
Views: 5944

RE: US Airways In Trouble Again - <i>Article</i>

Sounds to me he better start looking for a new job now, sorry to see that who he works for is going down the toilet. They should do the honorable thing and either find an airline to buy them or go quietly. They in no way can compete with the LCCs and have no money and have little or no way to save m...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airways In Trouble Again - <i>Article</i>
Replies: 13
Views: 5944

RE: US Airways In Trouble Again - <i>Article</i>

Sure looks like US Airways is done, I hope so I have never liked them as an airline and they are just looking to take what little their employees have left to save themselves. They don't have the cash to pay their debt so it's time to go. Taking pensions from pilots? That's rough. Surprised they mad...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

That's totally different, McDonald's themselves served that women a boiling cup of coffee, a disclaimer on the cup and they can never be sued again, same with Starbucks. A&E doesn't have an obligation to report every individual that may be drunk or to intervene.

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worth Visiting Kingman?
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

RE: Worth Visiting Kingman?

FlagshipAZ, Yes I can't wait for <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</acronym> and Out to be done! Those burgers are the BEST, I love Laughlin, yes when the planes come from the west they must go right over you! Why are they expanding the runway, bigger planes? I definately think th...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

I doubt A&E can be held liable for that, though morally they had an obligation to do something, who knows, that could have been time lapsed but the individual himself was to blame for getting behind the wheel if he was over the limit, remember this whole thread is what A&E wants, it's ratingsand kee...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big, Busy, Boring....
Replies: 75
Views: 6465

RE: Big, Busy, Boring....

I know <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> is not user friendly when it comes to spotting or pics but I still love it, maybe it's because my dad worked there and took there when I was young, but I just love the place. <acron...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in
Replies: 32
Views: 4427

RE: Southwest Introduces Online Check-in

A 737 to London? That sounds uncomfortable, just like <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> that files 757s overseas which I think is crazy! Southwest is better to stay out of the Intl market unless they can get the equipmenet. I do think they would do good with some routes if the...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worth Visiting Kingman?
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

RE: Worth Visiting Kingman?

The airport is actually in Bullhead City, it is small but for plane spotting and photographing it's great, you have to get Sun Country's schedule though, the traffic in and out is very light. It's a booming town, the Home Depot just went up and <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</a...

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Catch At Priceline.com?
Replies: 16
Views: 8223

RE: What's The Catch At Priceline.com?

Yes but when you pick your own airline I don't think you can name your own price. I am surprised that priceline is still doing well because these other sites like expedia are much better in my opinion, I have spend alot of time on all these sites and you really don't save much on priceline anymore.

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Catch At Priceline.com?
Replies: 16
Views: 8223

RE: What's The Catch At Priceline.com?

Yes priceline was designed for hotel rooms, which it is pretty good for, for flgihts like has been mentioned here, you have no choice on flight times, equipment or anything, Hotwire is the same, but if that's ok with you then go for it..

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by NIKV69
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worth Visiting Kingman?
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

RE: Worth Visiting Kingman?

Duane is so right! I live in Laughlin in the winter, definately come here! Check out the Hoover damn too, though I hear they are having some traffic delays for some reason. Kingman is boring. If you like to spot or photograph commercial airliners spend some time at <acronym title="Bullhead City - La...

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Big, Busy, Boring....
Replies: 75
Views: 6465

RE: Big, Busy, Boring....

Well <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> is not real big but that place is so BLAH  <img src="/discussions/graphics/yawn.gif" ALT="Yawn"> I have never liked it and think its ugly. think <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlew...

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Object Thrown @ Airplane
Replies: 40
Views: 6387

RE: Object Thrown @ Airplane

Not a smart move, you may think me nuts but but I would love to see if I can throw a nerf football(foam) and hit the fuselage of a 747 while it was coming in for a landing, now that can't do any damage and would be so cool! In this day and age though not very likely.. I don't know what this idiot th...

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

Tru, but you have to know when to say when, you don't need to get wasted before you get on the plane. Pace yourself!!

Viva las Vegas!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Furture Plans Of "Airline" Show?
Replies: 13
Views: 2935

RE: Furture Plans Of "Airline" Show?

Yes that gay couple was getting a little boring, yes I would love to see how they deal with a nice blizzard. That would be good, give the show a chance it's only been 3 weeks!

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

Yes these are all great points, cab companies should offer their services for nothing to take a drunk person home, but it all boils down to one thing, responsibilty falls with the individual. He should have been pulled over and thrown in jail if in fact he was over the legal limit. Enough of passing...

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Do You Think About "discount" Airlines?
Replies: 16
Views: 5552

RE: What Do You Think About "discount" Airlines?

Continental, Now that's a cheap fare! I love them, I find myself at <acronym title="Bullhead City - Laughlin / Bullhead International (IFP), USA - Arizona">IFP</acronym> alot, got to love how close to the runway you can get for photo ops, watching their 737s come in is awesome, they are still kind o...

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Nut In FOD Can Of A.net
Replies: 6
Views: 2340

RE: New Nut In FOD Can Of A.net

Hi Jordan and welcome, speak your mind, you need to heard..


 Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Furture Plans Of "Airline" Show?
Replies: 13
Views: 2935

RE: Furture Plans Of "Airline" Show?

I am sure they do, I doubt other airlines will join the fray but A&E is a great station. I think after they see the popularity of the show they will branch out to other airports.. Be patient the show has just started!!

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&Es Airliner Show To Predictable
Replies: 34
Views: 3104

RE: A&Es Airliner Show To Predictable

You guys are missing the point of reality television. Though I think letting us see a 737 go under routine maintainence would be awesome. Who knows what A&E has in store for us but remember they know what they are doing and I am sure have not shown us everything in the first 3 weeks. I kind of liked...

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&Es Airliner Show To Predictable
Replies: 34
Views: 3104

RE: A&Es Airliner Show To Predictable

Isitsafenow, Give me a break any person in this world has who ever walked into an airport KNOWS darn well that these issues are not unique to Southwest airlines, <acronym title="Air Namibia">SW</acronym> happens to be the airline that is doing this show, it could be any airline. You need to give the...

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergence Landing In AUS
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

RE: Emergence Landing In AUS

I will take a look, I can't believe that no story is out on this Spirit diversion yesterday..

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

Tiger, I doubt there would be any liabilty by taking his keys, in this day and age they would have been commended as well as making A&E look like heroes for taking yet another person under the influence off the road. BarneyCaptain and Acvitale, Didn't mean to degrade the choices of you company, I kn...

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by NIKV69
Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A&Es Airliner Show To Predictable
Replies: 34
Views: 3104

RE: A&Es Airliner Show To Predictable

You have to take this show for what it is, a show that give you an inside look at terminal and gate life. Nobody is going to tune in week after week to watch the ground crew. I agree with alot of you here, but Southwest is showing why they are great at what they do, get alot of people in the air, tu...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Prefer Travelling Alone Or With Others?
Replies: 21
Views: 2602

RE: Do Prefer Travelling Alone Or With Others?

Unless I am with my girl I travel solo. It's the only way..You do what you want, when you want, where you want..I drive from NY to Nevada alone and it's the greatest thing in this world..

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

Ron, Yep we will get along, you keep it real. I like that.. Tiger119, Yes camera was rolling while this guy hung them a moon and then got into his car (Looked like an Infiniti?) and drove off. He wasn't full blown drunk but he should have not been driving. Camera crew did nothing, which for A&E can ...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK To Manhattan...for The Uninitiated
Replies: 14
Views: 4523

RE: JFK To Manhattan...for The Uninitiated

Living on the Island I get car service to take me the 30 miles to my house from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>. It's a shorter trip to the city, and NYC Medallion cabbies can't over charge you, if I was you I would jump...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access
Replies: 21
Views: 3378

RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Nothing on any of the news channels, this is weird, this should make CNN. We will see in the morning..

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

Ron, I like your style!! First thing, Binions does have cheap rooms, BUT they are an institution and thank God was saved by Harrah's, I spent a night at the Golden Nugget last week and walked by the Horseshoe, it is still closed but should open soon status quo. That place is famous and I love their ...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

Eastern used to use a field at Eisenhower park for its picnics, I have to admit it was at one of them that I got drunk for the first time in my life (tap beer)  <img src="/discussions/graphics/nut.gif" ALT="Nuts"> and passed out on a beach chair and slept like a baby, got to ask my father how o...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: You've Been Upgraded!
Replies: 40
Views: 5301

RE: You've Been Upgraded!

Last March I flew to Natal (Varig) for a 10 day vacation and spent it with a female friend of mine I met in <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym>. Now in <acronym title="SATA Air Azores (Portugal)">SP</acronym> the ticket agents speak English and Spanish as well as Portuguese. <ac...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whinging Qantas FA's...
Replies: 51
Views: 4517

RE: Whinging Qantas FA's...

Qantasforever, I am NOT the son of a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>, my daddy was a mechanic for EAL and kept those Tri-stars flying, I came to meet and know many FAs through him. Complex computer systems? Are you kidding me? Which systems would that be? As for speakinig other l...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

I think Southwest is great in that respect, that Gospel singing was not annoying at all, they didn't carry on for too long. I have to say those FAs had the most personality I have ever seen on a flight. GO WN!!!!

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Safest Airline In The World
Replies: 131
Views: 17848

RE: Safest Airline In The World

AMEN..

Qantas is the safest airline in the world. This is fact.



Southwest is very good, I still believe they are tops in the LCC sector, I would choose them over JetBlue any day, to keep those planes flying as much as they do and keep them on time and safe, is saying something..

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving
Replies: 72
Views: 6446

RE: "Airline" Condones Drunk-Driving

Oh boy those girls going to Vegas for a bachelorette party were SKANKS! How classy, drinking beer out of plastic cups in the gate with hats that say "Viva las Vegas" They had to be staying at the Sahara!! The first man was not too drunk, he was cursing and hamming it up for the camera, you can tell ...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whinging Qantas FA's...
Replies: 51
Views: 4517

RE: Whinging Qantas FA's...

Being multi-lingual is an unbelievable skill, I am bi-lingual and my fiance is multi- lingual, I am tutoring myself to speak Portuguese for my third language and its hard. For some airlines this is very helpful but the majority of airlines here in the states the FAs only speak one language. I have t...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access
Replies: 21
Views: 3378

RE: Spirit Flight LGA-FLL Diverted: Cockpit Access

Spirit flight 1581 Departed <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> 7:23AM landed at Myrtle Beach 8:45AM Departed Myrtle Beach at 10:38AM and landed at <acronym title="Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (FLL / KFLL), USA - Florida">FLL</acronym> at 12...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A.net Picture Is Your Current Background?
Replies: 140
Views: 12791

RE: What A.net Picture Is Your Current Background?

COIAH99,

That pic is HOTTTTTTTTTTT

One of my favorite airlines and a triple 7, only plane I have never flown!  Sad

I got to fly one soon!!

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What A.net Picture Is Your Current Background?
Replies: 140
Views: 12791

RE: What A.net Picture Is Your Current Background?

There are no pics with a <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> 737-900 so I had to use the next best plane, but the backround speaks for it self.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL...

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by NIKV69
Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whinging Qantas FA's...
Replies: 51
Views: 4517

RE: Whinging Qantas FA's...

Oh please! My father worked for EAL for 30 Years, I know God knows how many FAs and have flown quite a lot of flights in my time. What pray tell is so complicated about their job? Come on Qantasforever, lets hear it. I will admit, it's not easy work but don't ever try to sit there and tell me that i...

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