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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK - What Do You Think Of It?
Replies: 37
Views: 5493

RE: OAK - What Do You Think Of It?

I don't see what's so bad about it. Crowded? Yes. Cramped? Yes. Outdated? Yes - but you can thank steady growth for that. The parking lot will be gone in a few years, the direct connection to BART will be open, and terminal expansion is still being negotiated. I like that I can get to New York or Wa...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway Reconstruction -- Status?
Replies: 32
Views: 4172

RE: SFO Runway Reconstruction -- Status?

For the same reason it took BART 25 years to get a San Mateo county buy-in for service, and likewise, it won't be until 2007 (nearly TWENTY years after 1989) before the new east span of the Bay Bridge is open for business. All these reasons and more - time to head for <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 17, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotting Today - Substitutions Still In Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 2797

RE: SFO Spotting Today - Substitutions Still In Effect

Not sure - I hadn't been spotting out at SFO for about a month (since the last time I house-sit in San Mateo), but last time I was out there in early July, it was an A340.

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway Reconstruction -- Status?
Replies: 32
Views: 4172

RE: SFO Runway Reconstruction -- Status?

There will be no scaling of anything because there isn't anything to discuss. Everything is indefinitely postponed.

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 17, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway Reconstruction -- Status?
Replies: 32
Views: 4172

RE: SFO Runway Reconstruction -- Status?

Unless all current peninsula residents and environmental opponents move away, not a chance.

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Spotting Today - Substitutions Still In Effect
Replies: 3
Views: 2797

SFO Spotting Today - Substitutions Still In Effect

Couldn't help but notice the following today in about four hours of spotting at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>: - Alaska is still flying the Mickey Mouse 737 into <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK - What Do You Think Of It?
Replies: 37
Views: 5493

RE: OAK - What Do You Think Of It?

Tbear, Why the preference for <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>, other than <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>'s outdated terminal 1, <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (...

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by Aaron747
Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Runway Reconstruction -- Status?
Replies: 32
Views: 4172

RE: SFO Runway Reconstruction -- Status?

Proposals have been shelved due to a confluence of factors. Loss of airport revenue after 9/11, a poor fiscal situation in San Francisco that has contributed to the Board of Supervisors denying two motions to further explore <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - Californi...

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 16, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles - World's Busiest Airspace
Replies: 20
Views: 9121

RE: Los Angeles - World's Busiest Airspace

Yes, that's the crucial factor with LA versus other busy areas - the proximity of 5 - 10,000 foot terrain all over the place, with poor visibility much of the time due to haze to boot.

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 16, 2003 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles - World's Busiest Airspace
Replies: 20
Views: 9121

RE: Los Angeles - World's Busiest Airspace

www.airnav.com/airports/

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 16, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAK - What Do You Think Of It?
Replies: 37
Views: 5493

OAK - What Do You Think Of It?

Have you been to <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>? If so, what's your opinion of it? Just your run of the mill secondary airport or is more exciting than that? <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica,...

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 16, 2003 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles - World's Busiest Airspace
Replies: 20
Views: 9121

RE: Los Angeles - World's Busiest Airspace

EWR - 1217 <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> - 1075 <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> - 785 No great difference from <acronym title="Santa Ana - John Wayne / Orange County (S...

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 16, 2003 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Los Angeles - World's Busiest Airspace
Replies: 20
Views: 9121

Los Angeles - World's Busiest Airspace

The following is a listing of significant greater <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> area airports and their average number of operations (movements) per day, as a means of illustrating the sheer amount of metal in the sky over <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> at any given time. Just a f...

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 16, 2003 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 5082

RE: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines

Yes - do as I do. WN local - B6 transcon  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wich Airline Do You Like The Best?
Replies: 59
Views: 9415

RE: Wich Airline Do You Like The Best?

International - <acronym title="Cathay Pacific (China-Hong Kong)">CX</acronym> without a doubt. In three instances, I've had nothing but the *best* possible experience with them. Domestic - jetBlue takes my crown. You sacrifice a bit with the legroom, but you're entertained, you have a Southwest-qua...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines
Replies: 46
Views: 5082

RE: Your Remarks About Southwest Airlines

I love Southwest. As has been said, they deliver a quality product that doesn't lie about what it will be. It's not a matter of low or high expectations either - rather, realistic ones. Within California and on the west coast in general, they are exceptional for what I need them for. <acronym title=...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favorite 737 Series
Replies: 38
Views: 5684

RE: What Is Your Favorite 737 Series

I love the short -500/-600 too, but the -700 is tops in my book for look and feel and the -200 for nostalgic value. The -300/-400 bother me only because the wing seems so cluttered and small for aircraft of their size.

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should BA Buy The A380?
Replies: 60
Views: 7009

RE: Should BA Buy The A380?

Could be as good as a Boeing, 747400sp? You mean the A320 isn't already as good as the 737?

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Power Outage - NYC, DTW, YYZ
Replies: 91
Views: 9230

RE: Power Outage - NYC, DTW, YYZ

Maybe someone hacked into the grid. It's probably some pimply-faced malcontent prick from Neptune, NJ.

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unrealistic Plane Movies
Replies: 69
Views: 12973

RE: Unrealistic Plane Movies

How about James Bond? <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> 757, London - St. Petersburg, Russia in 'Goldeneye'. <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 737, London - Hamburg, Germany in 'Tomorrow Never Dies' Pan Am 707-120, London - Kingston, Jamaica in 'Dr. No' Pan Am 707-120, Lo...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 SR For Shorthaul Japanese Market?
Replies: 19
Views: 3813

RE: A380 SR For Shorthaul Japanese Market?

The issue for airport operations and the A380 isn't so much runways - it's taxiways.

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Routes With Most Pax/flights
Replies: 32
Views: 5721

RE: Routes With Most Pax/flights

If you define things as metro-metro, it's <acronym title="Lan Chile">LA</acronym> - Bay Area hands down. A brief overview using the four major airlines serving the two areas: Airline - Route - Daily (M-F) Frequency <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> - <acronym title="San Francisco...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Favourite Airport
Replies: 31
Views: 5671

RE: What Is Your Favourite Airport

My home airport - <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>, obviously. Second fav - <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>. Great mix of airlines from around the globe and multiple sp...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting In Tokyo
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

RE: Spotting In Tokyo

There's good spotting of the main terminal area from the Haneda observation deck. Surrounding hotels, the Terminal 2 obs deck, and the hill mentioned are all good at <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> - just be forewarned. You're unlikely to s...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Southwest Airlines Flight# 1064 MCO-STL
Replies: 6
Views: 4351

RE: Southwest Airlines Flight# 1064 MCO-STL

In my experience they have been. The two smoothest landings I've ever had were on a Northwest 747-251 at <acronym title="Tokyo - New Tokyo International / Narita (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> and just this last June on a <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym> A320 at <acronym title...

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by Aaron747
Fri Aug 15, 2003 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rumble When Speed Brakes Are Deployed
Replies: 14
Views: 4378

RE: Rumble When Speed Brakes Are Deployed

If you look out the window and see deployment in a turn - don't be surprised -that's just roll assist at work. One thing I love about coming home to Oakland is that prevailing weather usually has us on the visual to runway 29 - it's virtually a guarantee the crew will be pushing 250-240 KIAS and use...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rumble When Speed Brakes Are Deployed
Replies: 14
Views: 4378

RE: Rumble When Speed Brakes Are Deployed

Deploying speedbrakes often allows an aicraft to descend at a higher rate without inducing increased airspeed. You'll often notice the nose angle hardly changes at all - that's because trim is taking care of it all Big grin

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried
Replies: 15
Views: 3302

RE: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried

Southwest is the best enterprise to ever come out of Texas. They are a testament to responsible, innovative, and ambitious capitalism in the finest sense of the word.

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Jet Shootdown Foiled
Replies: 44
Views: 4918

RE: Passenger Jet Shootdown Foiled

The missile shipment was part of an internationally cooperative sting to catch a rogue arms dealer. Nothing more.

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Terminal Update
Replies: 12
Views: 3167

RE: SFO Terminal Update

Nice to see my photo in use  <img src="/discussions/graphics/wink.gif" ALT="Big grin"> The south side terminals could use a bit of renovation themselves. Had the airport not been so obsessed with paying consultants thousands on the hour for its little pet runway project in the face of hopeless ...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Satellite Terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 7232

RE: LAX Satellite Terminals

That's precisely the issue. Spend $10 billion for a bunch of security improvements to an aging airport, or spend $12 billion for brand new infrastructure that will last for decades to come and nearly double the airport's capacity. Alternative D is a not-so-thinly-veiled attempt to cap <acronym title...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rumble When Speed Brakes Are Deployed
Replies: 14
Views: 4378

RE: Rumble When Speed Brakes Are Deployed

Welcome to the exciting world of drag.  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Satellite Terminals
Replies: 26
Views: 7232

RE: LAX Satellite Terminals

Alternative D is a weak political concession from the mayor and does nothing to address the fact that there aren't airports in the Socal region with sufficient capacity or attractiveness to the airlines (in <acronym title="Ontario - International (ONT / KONT), USA - California">ONT</acronym>'s case)...

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried
Replies: 15
Views: 3302

RE: Southwest Hops To Top In Passengers Carried

I'd be willing to pay an extra five dollars - throw in a raise for the mechanics who keep those birds in the air too.

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by Aaron747
Thu Aug 14, 2003 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Let Me Off!"
Replies: 18
Views: 4033

RE: "Let Me Off!"

I'm not a fearful flier, but I had a "let me off!" episode once. We were just pulling back from the gate at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> terminal 1 for a Sunday night flight to <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (...

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by Aaron747
Wed Aug 13, 2003 5:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shortest Intl Trip You Have Made (flying)?
Replies: 79
Views: 8346

RE: Shortest Intl Trip You Have Made (flying)?

7/95: <acronym title="Hong Kong - Chek Lap Kok International (HKG / VHHH), China - Hong Kong">HKG</acronym>-<acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Thailand">BKK</acronym>, 3 hr, 05 min, Cathay/Thai 7/96: <acronym title="Bangkok - International (Don Muang) (BKK / VTBD), Tha...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Up With MD11's
Replies: 22
Views: 4208

RE: What Is Up With MD11's

I've never heard that. FedEx pilots love it.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Up With MD11's
Replies: 22
Views: 4208

RE: What Is Up With MD11's

For the same reason airlines get rid of any aircraft. Cost effectiveness. Cost effectiveness. And? Cost effectiveness.  Smile

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Bread And Butter Being Swarmed By LCCs
Replies: 7
Views: 2779

RE: United's Bread And Butter Being Swarmed By LCCs

Between now and the end of December, <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym>'s fare structure on the transcon routes is near unbeatable from a competitive standpoint. <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> to <acronym title="Oakland ...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's 747-400s
Replies: 19
Views: 5114

RE: UA's 747-400s

I understand UAL has always faithfully been in the troop charter business.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Did LAX Start Using 25L For Widebodys
Replies: 5
Views: 2873

RE: When Did LAX Start Using 25L For Widebodys

Well, depends on what you're talking about. Though 24R is the primary arrival runway on the north field, 24L is about the same length as 25L. 25R is the longest runway on the field.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Reno/Tahoe (RNO) A Good Place For A Hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 4739

RE: Is Reno/Tahoe (RNO) A Good Place For A Hub?

There is a lot of space - this is true. There's also a lot of crappy weather and high wind, but that hasn't stopped other cities with similar dispositions I guess.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-LAX, Who Has Operated It Over The Years?
Replies: 19
Views: 4629

RE: SFO-LAX, Who Has Operated It Over The Years?

Timz - that's correct. Looking for anyone and their mother that have served the market one way or another.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Without Jetways?
Replies: 89
Views: 11971

RE: Airports Without Jetways?

A great overview of <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym> showing the lack of gates <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/398844/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/398844...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three More USAirways 737-400s To The Crusher!
Replies: 41
Views: 8439

RE: Three More USAirways 737-400s To The Crusher!

If recent events are any indication, her days may be numbered.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:05 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Looking Down On Side Views In FS2004
Replies: 5
Views: 6331

RE: Looking Down On Side Views In FS2004

I've been having the same problem.

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 1:04 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First Trip Report - B6 OAK-IAD-OAK
Replies: 8
Views: 5826

RE: My First Trip Report - B6 OAK-IAD-OAK

There will definitely be more for as long as B6 has this $99 coast to coast craziness going  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-LAX, Who Has Operated It Over The Years?
Replies: 19
Views: 4629

SFO-LAX, Who Has Operated It Over The Years?

As one of the most coveted routes the world has known both in the jet age and before, I'm curious as to what a comprehensive list of operators between Bay Area and Los Angeles area airports would look like - at least from 1955 onward. Of course, carriers that simply operate positioning flights betwe...

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by Aaron747
Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports With More Then 2 Towers
Replies: 17
Views: 4121

RE: Airports With More Then 2 Towers

Quite often if they aren't torn down, old towers are not used for ATC operations when a newer one opens. For instance, many of the towers original to large international airports from the 1950s and 60s were built on top of the main terminal building itself - these often remain but are no longer oper...

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by Aaron747
Sat Aug 09, 2003 10:01 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First Trip Report - B6 OAK-IAD-OAK
Replies: 8
Views: 5826

RE: My First Trip Report - B6 OAK-IAD-OAK

AirV, I lived in the DC area for a year awhile back and regularly make the trip out every other year or so, so <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> is so stranger to me. But yeah, I never knew <acronym title="JetBlue Airways (USA)">B6</acronym...

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