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by thomasphoto60
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH November loads for foreign widebodies.
Replies: 7
Views: 1388

Re: IAH November loads for foreign widebodies.

The loads on QR and EK look pretty bad.

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flightradar24 Not working
Replies: 18
Views: 1790

Re: Flightradar24 Not working

Ditto for the most part around IAH. Though BR52 fro TPE is showing (Off the California coast) and Cargo Logic 815 from IAH-FRA is showing off Labrador, odd that these would show up so far from IAH yet nothing else.

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by thomasphoto60
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3569

Re: Houston Aviation Thread - 2019

Did LH downgrade IAH-FRA 440/441 to the A346? I know that during Christmas and New Year the ‘380’ was swapped for the 748, however the A380 returned. Now it seems to have been replaced by the A346 over the last 5 days and it seems for the foreseeable future the 748 will be making the run. Any though...

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by thomasphoto60
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87
Replies: 103
Views: 12689

Re: Southwest founder Herb Kelleher dies aged 87

September11 wrote:
I can't believe it was Herb's turn.

Frank Lorenzo is 78.


I guess the "Good do indeed, Die Young" RIP Unkie Herb, you left us too soon and thanks for a great airline.

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?
Replies: 37
Views: 3533

Re: Should airport install SAM to defend drone attack?

Is this a serious question ?

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by thomasphoto60
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Midwest really a flyover?
Replies: 66
Views: 4379

Re: Is Midwest really a flyover?

I tell most international visitors that the middle of the country is the ‘armpit’ of the country. Once they visit a place like Indiana or something, they all agree. It’s just different than the rest of the country. Not bad, but not America’s best or brightest example of ‘land of the free’ And yes, ...

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by thomasphoto60
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Midwest really a flyover?
Replies: 66
Views: 4379

Re: Is Midwest really a flyover?

Flyover country is a political term referring to the elite wealthy, politicians and media that live on the east and west coast and have no understanding and disdain for "real" Americans that live everywhere else. Moderator can we get this comment pulled as trying to incite here. If that i...

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by thomasphoto60
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Underserved US airports
Replies: 17
Views: 1870

Re: Underserved US airports

I think DFW and IAH are served very well. Agreed, all things being equal, Texas is very well served internationally, IAH with some 20+Int'l Long and Short-haul carriers (not including UA or NK). DFW with a respectable portfolio of foreign flag carriers, not to leave out AUS with BA and LH. As an IA...

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by thomasphoto60
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dulles - 'Airport 1975'
Replies: 18
Views: 3446

Re: Dulles - 'Airport 1975'

Yeah, I rode a few at JFK in the 80s, interesting ride.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 20981

Re: Whats next at IAH?

There just doesnt seem to be much going on at IAH these days. Were being reduced to talking about which terminal is due for a paint job... Yeppers, IAH is definitely in the doldrums. Nothing on the ET or MU front, despite all of the hoopla a year or so back. Frankly, I'll be happy just to keep what...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 18331

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

Well Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, the 5th largest metro area, and the 8th largest CSA. It’s also one of the most multicultural places in the world. Don’t know why you mentioned this, but everything I said is true. That said, UA would need some ridiculous fare premiums on this flight f...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.
Replies: 97
Views: 18331

Re: United's IAH-SYD flight progress.

I flew NZ during the summer IAH - AKL. The flight was full. I assume IAH - SYD doing well! Wow, an assumption based off of an anecdote from a totally different flight. You should go into route-planning. Also, "summer" is ambiguous. Pick a hemisphere. For those who live in Houston and have...

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2018 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2018 Loads

Lol Lufthansa is killing, their not going anywhere. They have been in DFW for I think 20 plus years. Though seeing them doing better than BA, EK, KE, and QR. Is quite impressive. More like 30+ years, I believe they started DFW ops in the early 80s ( No doubt someone will correct me on this if I am ...

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2018 Loads
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated September 2018 Loads

Lol Lufthansa is killing, their not going anywhere. They have been in DFW for I think 20 plus years. Though seeing them doing better than BA, EK, KE, and QR. Is quite impressive. More like 30+ years, I believe they started DFW ops in the early 80s ( No doubt someone will correct me on this if I am ...

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!
Replies: 82
Views: 8122

Re: Alaska announces El Paso (ELP)!

Outstanding news for ELP, one of my favorite towns in Texas. With LH announcing AUS, and AF to DFW, it has been a eventful month for most major Texas cities.

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 20981

Re: Whats next at IAH?

With AF adding DFW in S19, can we expect anymore int'l tails in IAH soon? Not looking good right now. Though earlier in the year, ET was the latest buzz, now they seem to have gone silent, as has MU from last year’s “pending” service. Well, at least we have our EK whale back. What are you complaini...

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 20981

Re: Whats next at IAH?

tkoenig95 wrote:
With AF adding DFW in S19, can we expect anymore int'l tails in IAH soon?

Not looking good right now. Though earlier in the year, ET was the latest buzz, now they seem to have gone silent, as has MU from last year’s “pending” service. Well, at least we have our EK whale back.

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10174

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

[threeid][/threeid] Ehh...I would prefer the rumored ADD-ACC-IAH route, that way IAH gets back into the ‘Six Continent Club’. IAH would get into the 6 continent club even if Africa ADD flight is routed via Europe. Unless, it has to be a non-stop flight. Bear in mind that ADD to IAH via some airport...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations
Replies: 55
Views: 10174

Re: Ethiopian cancels Barcelona after less than two months of operations

[threeid][/threeid]

TWA772LR wrote:
I dont think ADD-BCN/MAD-IAH would be a terrible idea.

Ehh...I would prefer the rumored ADD-ACC-IAH route, that way IAH gets back into the ‘Six Continent Club’.

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 70
Views: 9200

Re: Drone flies close to A380

As a photographer, I have debated over the past year as to whether a drone for commercial shooting might be a good investment, at the end of the day, I decided against it due to all of the increasing rules and regulations, especially for commercial shooters like myself. Now, this video pops up and w...

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City Update: Confirms HKG-SEA
Replies: 194
Views: 24592

Re: Cathay Pacific Hints At New US City

As much as I would like to be IAH, I am not feelin it. If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on LAS, with MIA and SEA strong possibilities.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon May 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 185088

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

I was returning from Canada the other day back to Houston and as we were taxing past terminal 'D' I glimpsed for the first time the KLM 787-9 sitting at D12 and it just seemed so out of place. Twenty years of living in Houston and seeing that lilliputian 787 parked where "Big Blue" used t...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon May 28, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 185088

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

I was returning from Canada the other day back to Houston and as we were taxing past terminal 'D' I glimpsed for the first time the KLM 787-9 sitting at D12 and it just seemed so out of place. Twenty years of living in Houston and seeing that lilliputian 787 parked where "Big Blue" used t...

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by thomasphoto60
Sun May 27, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 phase out discussion thread
Replies: 536
Views: 185088

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

I was returning from Canada the other day back to Houston and as we were taxing past terminal 'D' I glimpsed for the first time the KLM 787-9 sitting at D12 and it just seemed so out of place. Twenty years of living in Houston and seeing that lilliputian 787 parked where "Big Blue" used to...

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by thomasphoto60
Tue May 15, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why National Airlines never went Pacific
Replies: 70
Views: 4697

Re: Why National Airlines never went Pacific

Back then, airlines were not free to open new routes where ever they wanted. The industry was regulated until 1979. Also, National was essentially a north-south east coast airline based in Miami with some transcon' flights to California from Florida with stops en route. Yep, if memory serves along ...

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by thomasphoto60
Sat May 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come
Replies: 29
Views: 3388

Re: DFW rumors and airlines most likely to come

jetero wrote:
Almost 50% of posts in number at this point by OP!

Yeah, that caught my eye as well.

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by thomasphoto60
Sun May 06, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 8351

Re: Texas International

While I was not living in Texas when TI was in their prime, before the consolidation into CO by the 80s, I made many visits to Texas during that period and often flew the carrier within Texas, as well as Mexico, Louisiana and California. It was a fun airline (at least from the passengers perspective...

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by thomasphoto60
Sun May 06, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11260

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

I'm surprised they're going via ACC to be honest, when they have a successful hub at DUB already - DUB has no link to Texas, is high-yielding in its own right, and a DUB stop makes for a shorter overall routing than with an ACC one: Cheers, C. I'm not actually. I imagine with the oil industry in Te...

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by thomasphoto60
Sun May 06, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights
Replies: 97
Views: 11260

Re: Ethiopian secures Accra-Texas flights

All kidding aside, IAH is the likely destination, however it is interesting that no one city is mentioned. Who knows, it might be DFW, unlikely, but stranger things have happened.

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by thomasphoto60
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Whats next at IAH?
Replies: 175
Views: 20981

Re: Whats next at IAH?

Somebody, anybody!? There's got to be someone who knows or has heard something! Aside from EK restarting A380 ops in June, CA starting Panama ops earlier this month, it has been a fairly quiet 2018 so far. I am sure something is happening, but it's is likely not too exciting and not newsworthy (at ...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 3750

Re: US—Africa Nonstop Connection Thread

LH658 wrote:
your missing california with ET service.

That flight is not a non-stop, as it is routed through DUB, I believe.

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final KLM B744 Flight to IAH today 23Mar
Replies: 18
Views: 4653

Re: Final KLM B744 Flight to IAH today 23Mar

As an aside, I think it would be nice gesture for KLM to name a plane "City of Houston" to commemorate the long-time service. Just my two cents ;-) It would be nice, but I am not holding my breath. If LA, Chicago or NYC do not see their names gracing one their ‘47s’, I doubt that they wil...

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final KLM B744 Flight to IAH today 23Mar
Replies: 18
Views: 4653

Re: Final KLM B744 Flight to IAH today 23Mar

Sad, the “Queen” will definitely be missed.

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked
Replies: 22
Views: 3113

Re: EK US routes' chance of being upgraded to the A380 ranked

klm617 wrote:
It's time for EK to start expanding into new markets in the USA rather than dumping more capacity in the over saturated markets they already serve.

And what market would you suggest?

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential of Waco
Replies: 28
Views: 3383

Re: Potential of Waco

I love Waco, though unless I need to get in-n-out in a hurry, personally I would prefer to make the drive up Hwy 6 from Houston. Perhaps a UA ACT-IAH may get another chance, who knows? N/S service from outside the state, I am skeptical. I usually hit Waco 4-5 times a year, definitely worth the visit...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of SABENA
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Re: Return of SABENA

Stop fetishising dead airlines Agreed.....Reviving the brand of long gone carriers and almost always proven to be a dud, at least here in the US. There were 3 attempts to resurrect Braniff, Pan Am, on two occasions, National (albeit very different from the 70s era NA in their branding) and the more...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Return of SABENA
Replies: 28
Views: 5564

Re: Return of SABENA

Stop fetishising dead airlines Agreed.....Reviving the brand of long gone carriers and almost always proven to be a dud, at least here in the US. There were 3 attempts to resurrect Braniff, Pan Am, on two occasions, National (albeit very different from the 70s era NA in their branding) and the more...

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by thomasphoto60
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates upgrades Houston to A380
Replies: 7
Views: 1587

Re: Emirates upgrades Houston to A380

Well, that is a nice bit of news to wake up to.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 14261

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

TWA772LR wrote:
4engines4lnghll wrote:
Could JetBlue ever come make a comeback at HOU?

When did they leave?


According to the HAS website, they are still there. If B6 had indicated that it was cutting HOU, trust me, there would have been a thread posted here almost at the moment that it was announced.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018
Replies: 166
Views: 14261

Re: IAH/HOU Aviation Thread 2018

There banners around IAH saying we fly to 6 continents..... About those banners (they are gone now, replaced HLS&R Rodeo banners). Did anyone (who either uses Will Clayton as a shortcut to Beltway 8 or flies frequently) note that when those banners were first put up in November after Thanksgivi...

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by thomasphoto60
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8562

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

United_fan wrote:
I remember when World flew this with MD-11's in the early 2000's.

Yeah, I believe that this route started around ‘96-97’ there abouts, so it did have a good run.

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by thomasphoto60
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service
Replies: 47
Views: 8562

Re: Sonair ending Houston-Luanda service

Not too shocked to hear of this, rumors have been floating around for a few years now that this service was on the ropes. Still sad to see another int'l route dropped from IAH, especially one that put Houston into the rather elite "6 Continent" club.

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Luftansa New livery!
Replies: 12
Views: 1671

Re: Luftansa New livery!

Bland, Dull, Unimaginative, Boring, a real snoozer, nothing to love here. Sad........

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by thomasphoto60
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10916

Re: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago

Yep, while I was hoping for IAH, my money was on ORD, maybe next time...Congrats Chi-Town!

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by thomasphoto60
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 800
Views: 75927

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

Regarding Amazon coming here, I'll put my money where my mouth is for them not moving here. I TOTALLY hope they would but I've lived here 21 years and even with all of the recent feverish construction near the airport at the Levander Loop Hwy spaghetti bowl in addition to huge work at the Hwy 71/18...

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:bigthumbsup:

thomasphoto60 wrote:
neomax wrote:
I only found one article on it from KHOU. The irony is not lost on the fact that KHOU is the arch rival of KIAH. :rotfl:

http://www.khou.com/travel/united-now-o ... /509362726

Good one..... :bigthumbsup:

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by thomasphoto60
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018
Replies: 65
Views: 13218

UA IAH-SYD starts 18 January 2018

I suppose like many, I too forgot about this new service. As there appears to be no updated reports on the HAS site, I might have completely forgotten about it myself, had I not checked Flightradar24 and noticed a UA 787 closely tailing NZ29 ( I have my setup configured to read only traffic in and o...

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Ethiopian Airlines adds Chicago
Replies: 82
Views: 10916

Re: Ethiopian Airlines comparing/deciding between Houston and Chicago

As much as I would like to say IAH, if I were a betting man, my money would be on ORD.

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by thomasphoto60
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines In Communist Albania
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: Airlines In Communist Albania

eielef wrote:
YYZLGA wrote:
Mao died in 1980, Hoxha died in 1985, and by then, relations with China were pretty dry.

Actually, Mao died in 1976

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by thomasphoto60
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO
Replies: 96
Views: 8390

Re: Icelandair To Announce KEF-SFO

Amazing for FI, what is this 17-18 US destinations? Well at least we here in Houston have been spared an invasion from those crazy Norsemen....so far...

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