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by andersjt
Fri Oct 10, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone A Fan Of Will & Grace?
Replies: 22
Views: 2530

RE: Anyone A Fan Of Will & Grace?

Fly727: No, since the show's inception, Will has always been gay. In the pilot, Will has just broken up with his lover, Michael. Grace was engaged and ready to be married. Jack was going to move in with Will. Will talks Grace out of getting married and invites her to move in with him, which upsets J...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 09, 2003 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Airport Codes
Replies: 31
Views: 6924

RE: Funny Airport Codes

and Chicago is far from ORDinary.

 Smile

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 09, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Airport Codes
Replies: 31
Views: 6924

RE: Funny Airport Codes

This is not a dig, I love this city, but New Orleans is
MeSsY

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 09, 2003 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Dream Airline Job.
Replies: 43
Views: 5571

RE: What Is Your Dream Airline Job.

As a finance and math person, I would love to be on the inside to learn how the "yield-management" formulas are set to determine fare pricing.

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something For Nothing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2288

RE: Something For Nothing?

It may not be as simple as customers wanting "something for nothing." Suppose a pax paid $198 with a major to fly coast-to-coast a year ago, and received friendly, attentive service with amenities. A year later, that same carrier offered the same fare for the same route, what is wrong with the custo...

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flown A Full Set?
Replies: 19
Views: 2393

RE: Flown A Full Set?

Haven't flown the full set of Boeing, but I have flown all the basic models: 707 TWA 720 Western 727-100 United, Frontier Horizon 727-200 Continental, Western, Delta, United, TWA, Eastern 737-100 Continental 737-200 Frontier, United, Western, Delta, Southwest 737-300 United, Southwest 737-500 United...

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by andersjt
Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most Missed Approaches?
Replies: 17
Views: 3720

RE: Most Missed Approaches?

It seems about 70% of the time I go into <acronym title="Albuquerque - International Sunport (Kirtland AFB) (ABQ / KABQ), USA - New Mexico">ABQ</acronym>, we have to try again. The way the airport is situated and the wind coming up from the valley sloping up the Sandias, wind shear alarms seem to go...

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 04, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mile High Club - Are You A Member?
Replies: 46
Views: 10673

RE: Mile High Club - Are You A Member?

Does a jetway at Stapleton count (mile high city??)

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by andersjt
Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Economy, Business, First Boarding Pass. Colour?
Replies: 5
Views: 3386

RE: Economy, Business, First Boarding Pass. Colour?

United uses Gold for First, Business, and 1K or Premier no matter which cabin. Blue is used for the main cabin regular mileage plus, or non-member customers.

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 03, 2003 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Commercial
Replies: 23
Views: 3847

RE: Frontier Airlines Commercial

F9Widebody - Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting the link. I first caught the commercials a few months ago from the web site, after my sister in Denver told me about them and how funny they are. The link used to be from the home page at frontierairlines.com, then they took it down and I coul...

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Likelihood Of DL Moving From SLC To DEN
Replies: 14
Views: 7803

RE: Likelihood Of DL Moving From SLC To DEN

CALMSP - Which paper did you read this in? It may help to see all facts brought out in the article to see what context is behind it. <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> moving to <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> see...

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Or SLC-Which Is Better As A Employee?
Replies: 19
Views: 5036

RE: DEN Or SLC-Which Is Better As A Employee?

Sushka - having been born and raised in RKS, it is nice to hear a compliment about my hometown. Thank you, I wouldn't suggest that anyone move there though.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> The LDS thing can be a barrier, especially if trying to raise a family in Utah. M...

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by andersjt
Fri Oct 03, 2003 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Least And Most Favorite Airline Name?
Replies: 78
Views: 9120

RE: Least And Most Favorite Airline Name?

Favorite - I'll go with Loooftaaannssaaaa (Lufthansa), I just like saying it.

Not so favorite - VASP, LACSA, SAHSA

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN Or SLC-Which Is Better As A Employee?
Replies: 19
Views: 5036

RE: DEN Or SLC-Which Is Better As A Employee?

This comes from having lived for 5 years in <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>, if you like seeing the sun in the winter, go to Denver. The Salt Lake Valley gets these awful inversion layers that settle down, keep temperatures cold, the sun rarely ...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 02, 2003 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake Becomes More RJ
Replies: 55
Views: 4706

RE: Salt Lake Becomes More RJ

Buck707 - to respond to your statement "One, the seats that get cut are not the cheap seats, so your yield will go up. But two, you are leaving behind the passengers who were flying on those cheap seats. The demand is still there and at some point it will be filled by another carrier. When another c...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 02, 2003 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Domestic First/Business Class
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

RE: U.S. Domestic First/Business Class

Benjamin - But if you call it "Business" then will United stop offering the "F" fare mileage bonus? It is about marketing too, United is a carrier where its network and fares for city pairs are based on a lot of passengers connecting. On some routes, passengers do not have the option of 3-cabin airc...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Salt Lake Becomes More RJ
Replies: 55
Views: 4706

RE: Salt Lake Becomes More RJ

Aloha717200 - A full load on a mainline jet may not be as profitable as on an <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> for Delta. Delta has always been good at "yield management." In setting airfares, it is all about supply and demand. Delta may be changing to increase the number of flights usi...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 02, 2003 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Domestic First/Business Class
Replies: 22
Views: 3307

RE: U.S. Domestic First/Business Class

Benjamin: It has been my experience that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> does have higher fares for United First on a 3-cabin plane. I know when I check prices, first class fares on 2-cabin planes will come up lower than on 3-cabin planes. Where the mileage bonus comes in is the ...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 02, 2003 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tickets: How Do You Buy Yours? Best Time To Buy?
Replies: 13
Views: 7397

RE: Tickets: How Do You Buy Yours? Best Time To Buy?

I am not sure this is still true, but I was told by my travel agent to not buy on Friday or Saturday. The majors will tick up the fares with the thinking that demand will be higher with leisure travelers having the time to shop around. Once the demand drops off on Sunday, the fares are lowered and o...

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 02, 2003 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I Would Like To Introduce You To Gaye Males
Replies: 12
Views: 2160

RE: I Would Like To Introduce You To Gaye Males

It could be her married name, and perhaps it is pronounced differently. That would help.

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by andersjt
Thu Oct 02, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Are You Having Lunch Today?
Replies: 28
Views: 2751

RE: Where Are You Having Lunch Today?

I am so craving a 4 x 4 from In-N-Out, I just wish my diet would allow it. I'm glad there is not one close and that I do not have the time to wait in line, or I would be there.

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 01, 2003 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?
Replies: 40
Views: 4554

RE: When You Fly: First, Business, Economy?

Always United First, unless on UA Express with economy only. (Thank goodness I have a generous travel budget from my employer).

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by andersjt
Wed Oct 01, 2003 6:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Was Your Very First Car?
Replies: 70
Views: 6530

RE: What Was Your Very First Car?

A 1971 Cutlass Supreme, 2-door hardtop. Bought it from the neighbor for $1,200.00. Drove it thru 4 years of high school and traded it in for $1,500.00 for a new car to take to college.

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by andersjt
Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A Criminal As Your Seatmate?
Replies: 19
Views: 2412

RE: A Criminal As Your Seatmate?

This summer, July, going from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> to <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> on United. I was waiting in the boarding area when two African American men...

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by andersjt
Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airports Are To Be Expanded?
Replies: 23
Views: 4071

RE: Which Airports Are To Be Expanded?

A lot of talk of "modernization" at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. Mayor Hahn seems to have made this his legacy target. His plans call for a centralized check-in with above ground trains to the terminals. They will also be reconfiguring ru...

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by andersjt
Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Regional Airline Partners -- Better Independent?
Replies: 5
Views: 2390

RE: Regional Airline Partners -- Better Independent?

Srbmod - you brought up a good point, something that I was thinking about over the weekend. What risks are <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> taking on by having alliances with independent regionals such as Skywest, <acronym ti...

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

RE: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip

ElkGrove - Thank you for responding to the post. I am just one of millions of United customers, but I cannot imagine that my situation is unique, and I cannot imagine how much damage is being done by customer service missteps. United may not miss what little I contribute to their business, but I wou...

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

RE: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip

Potomac: This is the response I got when I queried Customer Relations this morning regarding the routing - if I had gone <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">D...

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

RE: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip

Searpqx - All qualifying "F" fares. Thank you for seeing my point. Out of curiousity, I checked the fine print on the web site for the same promotion at American: "Round-trip travel is defined as two one-way trips booked in a single reservation under one ticket number. A one-way trip is defined as a...

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

RE: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip

Potomac:

Ow - harsh words.

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

RE: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip

Potomac: The problem with the promotion is that no where in the fine print does it say there is a difference between a "round" trip vs. a "circle" trip. Many of my associates are also high-yield business travelers who have to make circle trips. If I were to ask them, I am not so sure they would know...

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

RE: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip

The promotion ends September 30. Scheduling conflicts prevent me making another trip by then. Besides, why be a fool again and spend more money with UA?

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

RE: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip

Potomac:

Yes, I am the fool, I should have read more into the fine print.

There is no way I can describe how hurt I am by this action.

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SFO-ORD-IAD-DEN-LAX All On 9/11
Replies: 16
Views: 6362

RE: SFO-ORD-IAD-DEN-LAX All On 9/11

This is a duplicate posting to the thread started on the "Civil Aviation" board. I appreciate all feedback. I just got off the phone with <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> Customer Relations, it seems that my last trip, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA ...

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines As Art Work
Replies: 5
Views: 3087

RE: United Airlines As Art Work

Ladevale:

Oh well, it is my own view of United that I put into the artwork. I'm kind of a bumpkin when it comes to art.

 Smile

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by andersjt
Sat Sep 27, 2003 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip
Replies: 25
Views: 5566

UA Fly 3, Fly Free - "Round" Vs. "Circle" Trip

I just got off the phone with <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> Customer Relations, it seems that my last trip, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SF...

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by andersjt
Fri Sep 26, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Looking Or Tribute 727
Replies: 62
Views: 6906

RE: Best Looking Or Tribute 727

How could I forget this sentimental favorite. The "Proud Bird with the Golden Tail" carried me between <acronym title="Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (Closed), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> and <acronym title="Albuquerque - International Sunport (Kirtland AFB) (ABQ / KABQ), USA - New ...

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by andersjt
Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines As Art Work
Replies: 5
Views: 3087

United Airlines As Art Work

The Calendar section of today's (9/25/2003) Los Angeles Times was featuring things to do, and places to see on Abbott-Kinney Boulevard in Culver City. The picture that caught my eye was that of two gallery workers hanging a large painting wherein a United 747 is featured prominently. This 747 was de...

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by andersjt
Fri Sep 26, 2003 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL- Aug Results
Replies: 25
Views: 2648

RE: UAL- Aug Results

"UAL has to figure out a way to pay all of those people who are owed lots of money but who have no security interest in UAL" WorldTraveler- What the encouraging Operating Results from August hopefully show is that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> as a restructed entity will have o...

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by andersjt
Fri Sep 26, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL- Aug Results
Replies: 25
Views: 2648

RE: UAL- Aug Results

Mariner: I feel bad that <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> cannot meet its bond payments and that DIA is hurting because of it. You will have to agree that there are many others, including employees and shareholders of UAL (me included), that have been hurt more by the bankruptcy f...

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by andersjt
Fri Sep 26, 2003 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL- Aug Results
Replies: 25
Views: 2648

RE: UAL- Aug Results

Mariner: Are these the 2 paragraphs you reference? .... "Standard & Poor's analyst Philip Baggaley in a report issued on Thursday said United has missed payments on most of its airport revenue bonds and said it has stopped making any such payments since April. "The ongoing disputes with a wide range...

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by andersjt
Fri Sep 26, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL- Aug Results
Replies: 25
Views: 2648

RE: UAL- Aug Results

WorldTraveler The SEC, FASB, and the bankruptcy court are not going to let UAL report anything other than true operating results, which include current obligations on debt service (including DIP financing) and airport leases. UAL's bankruptcy only protects them from debts incurred up to the date of ...

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by andersjt
Thu Sep 25, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Looking Or Tribute 727
Replies: 62
Views: 6906

RE: Best Looking Or Tribute 727

My favorite is probably my first, Western Airlines, <acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, spring of 1985: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="AR...

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by andersjt
Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airport Hotel For Viewing?
Replies: 30
Views: 4675

RE: Best Airport Hotel For Viewing?

On 9/10 I stayed at the Marriott <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> Airport. Its right on the bay. Get a water room view room and you can see the planes as they touch down on Runways 28L and R. The only drawback to my room was that the window ...

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by andersjt
Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Constitutes An "international" Airport?
Replies: 17
Views: 19166

RE: What Constitutes An "international" Airport?

Thanks Kempa, very helpful link.

It is nice to know that if needed CPR-Natrona County International Airport, Casper, Wyoming, if notified in advance, can be used to accept an international arrival.

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by andersjt
Wed Sep 24, 2003 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cool Airport Names - What Are Your's
Replies: 60
Views: 15012

RE: Cool Airport Names - What Are Your's

ABQ is known as the Albuquerque International Sunport - don't call it an airport  Smile

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by andersjt
Tue Sep 23, 2003 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mean FA's - How Far Is Too Far?
Replies: 61
Views: 7463

RE: Mean FA's - How Far Is Too Far?

Andrew: You keep doing the job you were trained to do. There is no need to regret having made that call. I was a flight attendant for six years, and had my share of passengers who were upset at what they considered unreasonable demands. It is too bad that many people will continue to consider their ...

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by andersjt
Tue Sep 23, 2003 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q+A On United's LCO Aka "Starfish"
Replies: 46
Views: 5400

RE: Q+A On United's LCO Aka "Starfish"

Capt078: For LCO's or LCC's, if you will, the ability for the airline to operate at low cost is only one side. The idea for "Starfish," and the others such as JetBlue and Song is a new "brand" to sell to the consumer. The consumer views these new brands as a way to travel at low-cost, last minute an...

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by andersjt
Sun Sep 21, 2003 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United And Chapter 11
Replies: 27
Views: 3207

RE: United And Chapter 11

Although I cannot state probabilities, I'll echo StevenUhl777 and others and say that it is highly unlikely <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> will go Chapter 7 now. Many people bring up the Eastern Airlines example. Texas Air made the decision to liquidate, not the courts. Why try ...

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by andersjt
Sun Sep 21, 2003 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inside The 777: AA Not UA!
Replies: 13
Views: 3806

RE: Inside The 777: AA Not UA!

I think this one is part of that series on Discovery Wings they call "Fasten your Seatbelts Please..." If I'm not mistaken, American had a hand in producing all of them. There is this one on the 777, which is enjoyable, especially the water cannon salute to the retiring captain on their return to <a...

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