I flew 'EMC Tucson - Austin a month or two ago, and while they ran a little late, it got me there. Folks were nice.Jump to post
My rarest airliner flight was on-board a Caravelle, ex-Alitalia, from Guayaquil to Quito, on SAETA. Plane was threadbare, but spotlessly clean, excellent service (passed around a dish of home-made candy!), very comfortable and quiet as could be. There was a live turkey in checked baggage - in a burl...Jump to post
Sadly not gone yet. In which state is discrimination on the basis of race lawful? Please, be specific, so w can learn something new today. --- As for WordPerfect, it ain't dead yet, especially in the legal market. Now in version 16 (I think), fully supported, a vastly superior word processor to Mic...Jump to post
The Air-Britain book says the PA order was in 10/52, for three Comet 3s and seven options. Mexicana ordered three 4Cs in 10/59, so probably no connection to PA's order. Ah! I stand corrected. Had read about the connection somewhere, but it was perhaps written by someone more ignorant than I (an imp...Jump to post
In connection with an upcoming trip to Tallahassee for a funeral (my wife's grandmother passed away at the remarkable age of 111 years and six months), I booked round-trip tickets for my wife and myself, DFW to Tallahassee, and round-trip tickets from Austin to Tallahassee for my son, with him conne...Jump to post
Legal racism as to Black persons, mainly in the SE USA. Sadly not gone yet. In which state is discrimination on the basis of race lawful? Please, be specific, so w can learn something new today. --- As for WordPerfect, it ain't dead yet, especially in the legal market. Now in version 16 (I think), ...Jump to post
There are several 737-200s based at my home field, KADS (North Dallas), one in executive trim, others cargo.
Bearing in mind just how ubiquitous the 727 once was, it's amazing how few one sees now.
Beechcraft V35A Bonanza. I'm slightly jealous. The BE35 is a great looking aircraft! It ain't new, but it's mine, and it beats golf or chasing women as a hobby. Plus, I've made the best friends a soul could ever ask for through flying. You'd be amazed how nice a Bo you can get for small coin if you...Jump to post
To be honest, I don't think all that much would change, other than an increase in WN frequencies.
AA wouldn't bother, Delta might add a few (but not much), and I expect Alaska to bail soon.
You might see an outlier or two, maybe Allegiant. Not Spirit.
Maybe Denver is OK for connecting, but as a destination airport, I have seen none worse! There is nothing about the arrival experience that doesn't suck at Denver - you have to ride a train to get to baggage claim (and yes, I know Denver's not the only airport with this ludicrous design choice, but ...Jump to post
Beechcraft V35A Bonanza. It is ten years younger than I and, thus, is not an "old" airplane. I tell myself this. Very fortunate to have a wife who enthusiastically supports aircraft ownership. I have not had a new car since 2001 - my car budget goes into things like hangar rent, maintenanc...Jump to post
Donald Trump was not my first choice in the presidential race, there is much about him I would wish to be different, but in the overall analysis, for a lot of very good reasons, he was a profoundly better choice than Secretary Clinton. It has been said, "never wrestle with a pig in the mud-the ...Jump to post
... You might not have noticed, but Hillary did win the popular vote. In reality, that election wasn't even a tie, Hillary won, except for the goofiness of our election system. You do understand that what you wrote here is like saying, " In reality, she won, except she didn't," right? It'...Jump to post
For all kinds of practical reasons, the vast majority of airliner -sized business jets are operated for the owners either by part 121 or part 135 air carriers (the former being airlines, the latter being charter operators, but that's not really important). Most people and/or businesses which are fly...Jump to post
Ultimately, it is hard to get around one fundamental reality: Australia is a LONG way from here.
If you plot the cost/mile for flying there, it doesn't seem so ridiculously high.
I'm just glad I don't have to change planes in Los Angeles to get to Australia anymore.
It's time to lift all the remaining restrictions at DAL and allow them to build more gates. Alternatively, WN can bite the bullet and move to DFW airport so they can operate wherever they want. Pulleassee .. you do know that WN is the grantor of the $500 million in bonds used to buiid the new termi...Jump to post
seat38a wrote:Well so it will be:
There is no true "preparation" for storm of this magnitude, other than leaving.
I've weathered on hurricane, and that was two too many. Prayers for those who remained are entirely appropriate.
Maybe I missed it, but exactly how cheap ARE these flights?Jump to post
I drive a Suburban - not close to new - like having a huge vehicle, and my commute is around four minutes, so mileage is not really an issue. But, were I buying another car, I would not consider a "small" SUV such as is the norm now. Don't get 'em. To me, the 5-series is close to the perfe...Jump to post
On 19 December, 2000, the Airbus board of directors decided to invest in the A380.. It should also be noted that on the 19th December 2000, I left my twenties behind and became a thirty-something. A far greater tragedy than anything that beset the Airbus programme, I can tell you ! :old: Heh. Growi...Jump to post
At inception, DFW's terminal layout made sense. Three airlines had hubs (DL, BN, AA) and each had maybe 20+% of the pax .Each had it's own terminal. Few pax traveled across terminals. That layout made perfect sense. It' make a lot less sense now with AA operating out of 4 terminals. At its inceptio...Jump to post
Had the architects known at the time they designed the terminals, that passengers were going to be screened prior to boarding aircraft, they would probably designed much different terminal layouts. Well I think that goes without saying. In fairness, it's a late 1960s design and was considered state...Jump to post
Me, I'm just wishing you'd consider a paragraph break or two!
Joking aside, I'm interested in where you are that a dealer will not order a car for you at less than full MSRP.
In any event, if the Avalon does it for you, good on you for buying it. They are good vehicles.
Spectacularly bad idea. Nothing but a revenue grab.Jump to post
What in creation makes you think you have the right to cancel a purchase contract? Easy there... I know California isn't your favorite state, but don't rule them out of creation just yet! Heh. Well played. I was not tagging the Sunshine State - and (tbh) I love California, really enjoyed my time li...Jump to post
IF the world goes the way of TESLA, then yes - sub $20 is coming faster than we think :) Don't get me started on Tesla and the financial bailout of bad business ideas. Plenty of Oil is used to produce those vehicles before they ever save a drop of oil. =) Fan of electric.... but not the company. Hm...Jump to post
Love the "corporate welfare" comment; shows with startling clarity that propaganda still works.
In any event, in terms of lifestyle and buying power, odds are good that the $23.00/hour guy in Alabama will live better than the $45.00/hour guy in Seattle.
Greater Southwest International just south of DFW. Piece of N-S runway and taxiway still there just off SH183 service road. I was just looking up GSW. It was originally Amon Carter Field, and the main GSW runway is now Amon Carter Blvd. American Airlines Headquarters is on the site. Employees late ...Jump to post
I am unusually sentimental, by nature, but when I see planes like this, I can't help but think of that day when the last passengers disembarked, when the crew pulled power and shut down the engines for the last time. Machines are just machines, and yet, to me - well, they aren't.Jump to post
Congrats- it really is good to have your own place.
If there's an HOA (assumed yes), as much as it sucks, be active, because there are always people who think it is their job to tell everyone else what to do and how to do it, and they're always eager to spend your money in the process.
On occasion, I idly wonder whether it is time to recognize that the death penalty's time as a means of punishment has passed. It's not as if life in prison without possibility of parole is an adventure in fun, and the errant convict is still sequestered from society. Plus (and what a bonus this is!)...Jump to post
God, but that paragraph reeks with arrogance. Most people are well-behaved, legal workers. The ones that are illegal are hiried by businesses whose jobs Americans won't take because they're backbreakingly physical work, and said businesses can pay them less than minimum wage under-the-table. Don't ...Jump to post
Well, I know it is "just" general aviation, but it matters... ...Austin (KAUS) has a fourth FBO (MillionAir) in the construction phase, and it could certainly use the competition, because the service and cost of the existing ones have both worsened of late. As it stands, I rarely use KAUS ...Jump to post
The Right wing is traditionally more vocal and more willing to use violence to suppress ideas that run counter to their world-view. And see, this is amusing, because I'd have said exactly the opposite - and I'd be able to cite to numerous examples for illustration, of how no one fights harder to su...Jump to post