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by highguy76
Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW Agrees With AMFA, Asks NMB To Release
Replies: 33
Views: 3686

RE: NW Agrees With AMFA, Asks NMB To Release

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by highguy76
Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA F/A's - Fire The Lot Of Them.
Replies: 53
Views: 7780

RE: UA F/A's - Fire The Lot Of Them.

I'm an <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> and I think that all these emotional responses to Luftansa's hypothetical question are missing the point, and that the people posting them are making more of his supposed "attitude" against <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym>...

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by highguy76
Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Spotters: Invitation To Yverdon Air Meeting
Replies: 24
Views: 3810

RE: Swiss Spotters: Invitation To Yverdon Air Meeting

Thanks for the info Pipo, I will be in GVA for a layover on Sat.
I will look at train schedules, and will e-mail you when I know more.
Highguy

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by highguy76
Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 300D Settings
Replies: 66
Views: 6224

RE: Canon 300D Settings

Has anyone experimented with different White Balance settings? I usually use AWB, but have had some good results usuing the shade setting, especially on cloudy days (which I get a lot of in <acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>). I'd be intere...

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by highguy76
Thu Jun 09, 2005 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2004 An Excellent Year For GVA!
Replies: 1
Views: 1962

RE: 2004 An Excellent Year For GVA!

I'm currently in <acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> on a layover from <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>, and flights have been packed. The airport is well run, convenient, and a good pl...

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by highguy76
Wed May 25, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Ramp/Cargo/Ops To Vote On Union
Replies: 330
Views: 13206

RE: Continental Ramp/Cargo/Ops To Vote On Union

Falcon, I pray that the FAs with bad attitudes you are dealing with are a small minority. As for myself, I have the same good working relationship with CSAs and Concierges that I have always had. Granted, I fly international out of <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - N...

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by highguy76
Wed May 25, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Wants To Eliminate Half Of Their Mechanics!
Replies: 153
Views: 9306

RE: NWA Wants To Eliminate Half Of Their Mechanics!

Those of you who work outside the industry and are enjoying telling those "awful, overpaid airline employee's" to bend over and take their paycuts better wake up. Your industry, your job, your pay will be next. In any business, you get what you negotiate. These employees have spent years negotiating...

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by highguy76
Tue May 24, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Cabin Crew EWR-LGW-IAH-EWR
Replies: 4
Views: 4151

RE: CO Cabin Crew EWR-LGW-IAH-EWR

My favorite spots include <acronym title="Milan - Malpensa (MXP / LIMC), Italy">MXP</acronym>,<acronym title="Zurich (- Kloten) (ZRH / LSZH), Switzerland">ZRH</acronym>,<acronym title="Geneva - International (Cointrin) (GVA / LSGG), Switzerland">GVA</acronym> (I dig the mountains and the lakes) The ...

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by highguy76
Mon May 23, 2005 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Cabin Crew EWR-LGW-IAH-EWR
Replies: 4
Views: 4151

RE: CO Cabin Crew EWR-LGW-IAH-EWR

I'm a <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> based int. <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> for <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>. At the moment we don't have any "triangle" trips (good term) but we have had...

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by highguy76
Mon May 16, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Was The Highest-paid Airline Exec Last Year?
Replies: 16
Views: 5490

RE: Who Was The Highest-paid Airline Exec Last Year?

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by highguy76
Mon May 16, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US / HP Wage Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2181

RE: US / HP Wage Questions

At many companies it is called a cost of living allowance, and some states require companies headquartered out of that state to pay it if the cost of living in the state is a certain percentage higher than that of other states. <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> was required to...

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by highguy76
Sat May 14, 2005 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Ramp Crew Let Go
Replies: 39
Views: 5433

RE: AS Ramp Crew Let Go

This should scare the pants off of anyone in America who holds a job below management level.
My most sincere good wishes to those who are unemployed, and hopes that all will work out well for you.

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by highguy76
Wed May 04, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good Day/Bad Day In SEA
Replies: 4
Views: 2877

RE: Good Day/Bad Day In SEA

I try to keep the zzzzz's to a minimum, cause the minute I sleep a little late in the morning, something great takes off. I have learned my lesson. I have thought about sleeping on my balcony with camera and gear set up, so I could just step out of bed and shoot, but it tends to rain alot here in we...

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by highguy76
Wed May 04, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Good Day/Bad Day In SEA
Replies: 4
Views: 2877

Good Day/Bad Day In SEA

The good part of my day came when I purchased my new kit, including a Gitzo basalt tripod (a bit $$$, but light as a feather) and a new remote for my 300D. The bad part came when I was awakened by a freshly painted <acronym title="Aerocaribe (Mexico)">QA</acronym> 738 taking off from <acronym title=...

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by highguy76
Wed May 04, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew Get Better Food Than Premium Pax
Replies: 22
Views: 5538

RE: Crew Get Better Food Than Premium Pax

If <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> crewmembers do what I do, which is bring my own food (leftovers from home) that can come out of those galley ovens smelling pretty good, maybe that is what you saw and smelled. Even though <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> provides u...

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by highguy76
Sun May 01, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO: More 752s Accross That Atlantic
Replies: 99
Views: 10971

RE: CO: More 752s Accross That Atlantic

Much as I love the 752 (I should, I spend more time on it than in my home) I have one big problem with it from a FAs point of view. The lavs (especially that mid cabin lav) get full and smelly and unusable after about 4 or 5 hrs. Imagine what that will be like on the 9 or so hour trip back to <acron...

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by highguy76
Sat Apr 23, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Off To Flight Attendant School
Replies: 89
Views: 10390

RE: Off To Flight Attendant School

jetSOUTHEAST, I have flown for <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> now for 10 years, and in that time, I have met very few co-workers who attended a school such as the one you describe. Their attitude and appearence, I think, more than anything, is what got them through the inte...

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by highguy76
Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Fa's Pay Cut Details......
Replies: 26
Views: 4526

RE: CO Fa's Pay Cut Details......

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by highguy76
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO Fa's Pay Cut Details......
Replies: 26
Views: 4526

RE: CO Fa's Pay Cut Details......

Falcon84, I think you are taking an extreme position here. We didn't vote no on this <acronym title="Taca (El Salvador)">TA</acronym> because we did not want to take concessions. We weren't trying to flip the bird to the rest of the company and all our co-workers. We are more than willing to take co...

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by highguy76
Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Flight Attendants Vote No On Cuts
Replies: 110
Views: 7979

RE: Continental Flight Attendants Vote No On Cuts

Gnomon, I get your points. I can only speak for myself and a few of my fellow FAs when I say that we weren't, and are not now, looking for a sweeter deal, or less of a cut. We are looking for that cut to be spread fairly across the <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> workgroup, and n...

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by highguy76
Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental Flight Attendants Vote No On Cuts
Replies: 110
Views: 7979

RE: Continental Flight Attendants Vote No On Cuts

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by highguy76
Sat Mar 26, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does CO Make Money From BHX/GLA/EDI?
Replies: 59
Views: 6796

RE: Does CO Make Money From BHX/GLA/EDI?

The 757 used on the trans-atlantic routes seats 172.

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by highguy76
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Flight From Your Local Airport?
Replies: 49
Views: 9422

RE: Shortest Flight From Your Local Airport?

The shortest flight from my local (the one I live on) is from <acronym title="Renton - Municipal (RNT / KRNT), USA - Washington">RNT</acronym>-<acronym title="Seattle - Boeing Field / King County International (BFI / KBFI), USA - Washington">BFI</acronym>, about 3 miles as the crow (or airliner) fli...

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by highguy76
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shannon Is NOT A City In Ireland?
Replies: 64
Views: 11018

RE: Shannon Is NOT A City In Ireland?

Thanks for the info <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 Engineer, I've passed by the sign for the "Shannon Free Zone" every day on my way to the airport, and often wondered what it meant. I've heard rumors (nothing offical) that <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> mi...

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by highguy76
Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental 757 International
Replies: 21
Views: 6475

RE: Continental 757 International

Bazzaldonbond, During Feb, we (CO) have three days during the week (can't recall which three) that <acronym title="Dublin (- Collinstown) (DUB / EIDW), Ireland">DUB</acronym> is flown with a 762, and the rest are 752. That ends mid March, when the <acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</...

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by highguy76
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cabin Crew Dissapearing On Long Flights
Replies: 86
Views: 13403

RE: Cabin Crew Dissapearing On Long Flights

I work mostly <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> to Europe (usually UK) flights for <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, and have heard complaints of just the opposite. "When are you people going to turn off the lights an...

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by highguy76
Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At SNN
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

RE: Photography At SNN

Thanks Dstc47 for the info. I've made a trip over to Coonagh in a fit of boredom on a layover once, and found it interesting. I might have to go back there soon. High wind and rain kept me in Limerick this weekend, along with the Munster v Osprey match. I will try again Tuesday afternoon. Here's hop...

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by highguy76
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:51 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Taking Cabin Pics
Replies: 15
Views: 2419

RE: Taking Cabin Pics

I'm an <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> for <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, and our official rule is no pics of pax or crewmembers that do not want to be photographed, and no flash when cabin lights are out so as not to wake sleeping pax. Any other shooti...

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by highguy76
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:39 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: To Polarize Or Not To Polarize (filter)...
Replies: 20
Views: 4358

RE: To Polarize Or Not To Polarize (filter)...

Wouldja look at that. Thanks Paul
Highguy

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by highguy76
Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At SNN
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

RE: Photography At SNN

No luck over the last couple of days, got lots of rain, but will be back the morning of the 8th, and will try again. The 707s are definately gone. Also looked into going to Foynes, but the only Bus Errian(sp?) leaving Limerick was at 1:35pm, and only got an hour or less at the museum before returnin...

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by highguy76
Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: To Polarize Or Not To Polarize (filter)...
Replies: 20
Views: 4358

RE: To Polarize Or Not To Polarize (filter)...

Hey guys, got a question. I use a circular polorizing filter but shoot with a 300D, from which you cannot view a shot through the <acronym title="Louis Trichardt (LCD / FALO / FALT), South Africa">LCD</acronym> before its taken. How can I get the right filter setting without taking 3 or 4 shots to f...

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by highguy76
Tue Jan 04, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At SNN
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

RE: Photography At SNN

Well, I'll scope the situation out, and see what I can find. I'll be in the morning of the 5th. Weather permiting, I'll go out that afternoon and see what there is to shoot, and I'll keep you posted.

Highguy76

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by highguy76
Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At SNN
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

RE: Photography At SNN

Possibly for the same reason I haven't been over to photo yet.
"Shamaus, draw me another Guinness please...Aaahhhhh"

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by highguy76
Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At SNN
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

RE: Photography At SNN

Thanks guys,
I hadn't thought about checking google, its amazing what you can find by typing in a few simple words.
Ben, I agree, the Shannon area is great, and I've had many layovers there. I just haven't pulled myself out of the pubs in Limerick long enough to go photograph.

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by highguy76
Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography At SNN
Replies: 13
Views: 2546

Photography At SNN

Hi all, I'm spending a good portion of my month of Jan in <acronym title="Shannon (SNN / EINN), Ireland">SNN</acronym>, and am looking for good spots to shoot from. Any info is appreciated. Also, has anyone been to the Foynes museum? How is it? Worth renting a car to get to, or is there a bus? I am ...

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by highguy76
Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO 738/MD80/757
Replies: 10
Views: 3026

RE: CO 738/MD80/757

As a <acronym title="Safair (South Africa)">FA</acronym> for <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, and a transcon commuter, I spend a lot of time on our 73NGs and 757. The coach seats on the 75 always seem to be less comfortable to me than those on the 73s, especially on the midd...

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by highguy76
Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disturbing Words From Continental's CFO
Replies: 26
Views: 5915

RE: Disturbing Words From Continental's CFO

Sorry, couldn't resist taking the shot. You are correct about the issues not being about money, and more about merger protection, though.
Retirement and reserve scheduling issues will probably be big in the negotiations as well.
Highguy76

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by highguy76
Thu Jan 22, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disturbing Words From Continental's CFO
Replies: 26
Views: 5915

RE: Disturbing Words From Continental's CFO

Mr. Misner is probably just saying that so the company can claim hard times in the upcoming flight attendant contract negociations.
Highguy76

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by highguy76
Thu Jan 22, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Call Signs
Replies: 6
Views: 3233

RE: Airline Call Signs

My favorite is still ValueJet...Critter.
highguy76

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by highguy76
Wed Jan 21, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crash Scenes Edited Out Of Inflight Movies
Replies: 15
Views: 6027

RE: Crash Scenes Edited Out Of Inflight Movies

In the case of Castaway, on <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> I know in the main cabin (and in first class on domestic flights) the crash scenes were edited out. It goes to a point where you know whats going to happen (the pilots are saying "here we go") and then cuts to Tom H...

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by highguy76
Mon Jan 19, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Halifax, Nova Scotia: Any People Flown There?
Replies: 15
Views: 2398

RE: Halifax, Nova Scotia: Any People Flown There?

Spent several days there in early Sept. of 01. I didn't really mean to, but I was on my way to <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym> from Europe, and something happend, I can't recall the details right now. The folks in Halifax get my vote as so...

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by highguy76
Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Think CO Will Suceed?
Replies: 22
Views: 4269

RE: Do You Think CO Will Suceed?

I think <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> will do very well on the <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym> route. When I work <acronym title="Glasgow - International (Abbotsinch) (GLA / EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA</acronym>, a large por...

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by highguy76
Thu Jan 01, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Flight Attendant Tells All
Replies: 157
Views: 26942

RE: AA Flight Attendant Tells All

Yyz717, Is it all about the almighty dollar? Do human beings, and a love for and joy in ones work have any place in your world? Shouldn't a CEO's duty to shareholders/investors first be to see that the service or product produced by their company is made to the quality and specifications required by...

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by highguy76
Wed Dec 24, 2003 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Cities/towns No Longer Have Airline Service?
Replies: 60
Views: 7518

RE: What Cities/towns No Longer Have Airline Service?

Hey Aaway, is Mountain Home, Arkansas (WMH) getting scheduled air service again? I thought no one was going in there since Big Sky left.
Highguy76

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by highguy76
Sun Dec 14, 2003 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crew Rest Time
Replies: 6
Views: 3736

RE: Crew Rest Time

Usually, on our longest haul flights at <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> (<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>) the cr...

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by highguy76
Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why I Love Avaition
Replies: 16
Views: 2448

RE: Why I Love Avaition

Well said Piedmontgirl, I know just how you feel. Sometimes on a transatlantic flight I'll go sit up in the flight deck, watch the pilots fill out there oceanic navigation charts, look at the total blackness down below, the stars above and around us, and feel very blessed to have had the experiences...

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by highguy76
Tue Nov 25, 2003 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SGF Rumors And News
Replies: 2
Views: 1909

SGF Rumors And News

Has anyone heard of any new flights going into Springfield, <acronym title="Calm Air (Canada) and Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight (United Arab Emirates)">MO</acronym>? I had heard <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym> had them in their plans (or possibly Jetexpress) but haven't heard anyth...

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by highguy76
Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviation And Music
Replies: 33
Views: 3961

RE: Aviation And Music

Anybody ever make their own lyrics up to songs recorded by someone else? A pilot friend and I sat around on a long layover and made up lyrics about a flight attendant getting fired, to the tune of Sheryl Crow's "I Can't Cry Anymore", called, you guessed it..."I Can't Fly Anymore." I'm not sure, but ...

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by highguy76
Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Northernmost Canadian Commercial Airport?
Replies: 19
Views: 17475

RE: What's Northernmost Canadian Commercial Airport?

Gotta get out a good map of Canada. Where is Resolute in relation to Tuktoyaktuk?
Also, not really in Canada, but would Barrow, AK be in the running?
Highguy76

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by highguy76
Mon Nov 24, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CO International Expansion
Replies: 149
Views: 16850

RE: CO International Expansion

The loads on <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>'s <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Stansted (STN / EGSS), United Kingdom">STN</acronym>-<acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEW...

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