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by SuseJ772
Tue May 23, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hard Stand Airline in the US......
Replies: 36
Views: 3924

Re: Hard Stand Airline in the US......

Boarded a LH 747 via handstand in TLV. That was amazing. I was a bit rushed and couldn't appreciate it fully because if a security incident. But still the greatest boarding I have ever had. I have also done hardstands on DL 764 in CDG, AA 738 in BZE (rear stairs), a A320 in Cairns, Australia (rear s...

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by SuseJ772
Mon May 22, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?
Replies: 38
Views: 3311

Re: What will the next 50 years of aviation look like in the US?

Self driving cars will ruin destinations less than 12 hours drive time as people will be able to sleep overnight while the car drives. Cars will also have seats that look more like first class with full recline. Thus this will eliminate a lot of short hop flying and proportionally most will be over ...

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by SuseJ772
Sat May 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: FAA accidentally sent their unredacted investigation report into the premature G4 rotation in May 2015

I wonder if Alaska pays better and therefor gets the more senior employees. Not sure if that is how it works in that industry or not.

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by SuseJ772
Thu May 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 110
Views: 19764

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

I love Delta. And the A321 is a beautiful aircraft. But I HATE de/boarding it. Even worse than the 739. It still boggles my mind why they didn't engineer it to do middle door boarding.

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by SuseJ772
Sun May 07, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.
Replies: 21
Views: 4852

Re: PIA Pilot takes nap, allegedly with only a trainee in control of aircraft.

Before I had a PPL, my instructor and I were flying two people back from ILG in a Cirrus SR22 in IMC. I might have had 30 hours at this point. At one point I was the only one awake for about 45 minutes. Still one of the best flights I have ever completed, but this was far more dangerous than what PI...

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by SuseJ772
Sun May 07, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: VIDEO: C17 descends 20,000ft in less than 1min
Replies: 14
Views: 4715

Re: VIDEO: C17 descends 20,000ft in less than 1min

Impressive. I can't even imagine how that would feel

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by SuseJ772
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it
Replies: 33
Views: 3954

Re: CAPA: We will have Uber & Airbnb of Aviation in next decade, but no one is preparing for it

Nothing like AirBNB or Uber will upset airline travel. What WILL upset airline travel are self driving cars. If you could leave work on Friday and have your car drive you for 14 hours while you sleep, that opens up a lot of travel opportunities that are way cheaper and more convienent. It won't put ...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17250

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

Agree. The go around isn't really scary. But what I am curious about is that I don't believe SXM has an ILS and this seems pretty low visibility for Visual Approach. What makes you think there isn't another published instrument approach procedure just because there isn't an ILS? Instead of being co...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten
Replies: 57
Views: 17250

Re: AA 757 go-around at Saint Maarten

Agree. The go around isn't really scary. But what I am curious about is that I don't believe SXM has an ILS and this seems pretty low visibility for Visual Approach.

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by SuseJ772
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 4082

Re: Delta & United 747 Routes 2017

Why the one off you ATL. That seems weird.

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by SuseJ772
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Re: Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds

"Outside their natural habitat" - hilarious commentary. Love it.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds
Replies: 14
Views: 3719

Freeway Fire Collapses in ATL - Airport Fire Department Responds

Two fire units from ATL Airport responded to a very bad freeway fire that collapsed an overpass about 15 miles north of ATL. I would think that would reduce capacity of ATL - or maybe even close it. How many of these huge "Fire Engines" do they have and what is the minimum number needed? I...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA first officer dies on final approach
Replies: 13
Views: 7333

Re: AA first officer dies on final approach

I saw that too. Very sad. An FO would be reasonably young I would imagine.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts
Replies: 487
Views: 30718

Re: UA Denies Boarding to Non-Rev Girl in Leggings, Social Media Revolts

The conclusion of this to me are: 1) Nosey people shouldn't post on Twitter 2) United has the right to enforce any policy they want on non-rev 3) United also should find a new Social Media team 4) Delta's Social Media team is hilarious I tip my hat as they win the internet today. https://twitter.com...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 14686

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

I was amazed before they couldn't the plane stopped or airborne with a 50kt headwind. Now with this detail, the headwind probably saved everyone's lives. 177KIAS with no head wind is 177 ground. 177KIAS with 50 kts headwind is 127 ground. I can imagine what an extra 10 kts in this situation would ha...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X
Replies: 47
Views: 9249

Re: OAG Changes 3/19/2017:EK Reduces LAX, QR Reverses ATL Cut, DL SEA-ORD 3X

Tampa definitely improving. LGA. More Denver and BWI.

Hoping the Denver options carry through November to drive up non-stop capacity a bit as the current UA non-stop for Thanksgiving is $777 per ticket for a family of four: a bit pricey.

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by SuseJ772
Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP
Replies: 140
Views: 14686

Re: UofM Basketball team plane off runway @YIP

That's pretty bad. 35G50 almost on the nose and you still couldn't stop. There ground speed would have been almost 25% slower than "normal" and they still couldn't stop. Short of brake/hydraulic failure I wonder what could have caused this. Even brake or hydraulic it makes you question why...

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by SuseJ772
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions
Replies: 152
Views: 14200

Re: WN Schedule Release 2/23/17 Predictions

An an unrelated but related note: why does WN only do 6 months at a time where as everyone else basically does a year.

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by SuseJ772
Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UA E-Jet Carryon Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 1301

Re: UA E-Jet Carryon Policy

I am more of a Delta flyer usually, but I will say that United as a whole I feel has the worst carry on bag policy of all the majors and is why I avoid them like the plague now. I was the weird minority that was all in favor of checked bag fees, so I am hardly a "everything for the passenger wh...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Corporate Jets Get Priority At Large Airports?
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Do Corporate Jets Get Priority At Large Airports?

Ps the only time I have seen a private jet taxi down a runaway to bypass the line was the Secretary of the Navy passing a very long line of other private jets at Oxford, MS airport after an Alabama / Ole Miss game. So while it could have looked like a private jet, it might actually have been a gover...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do Corporate Jets Get Priority At Large Airports?
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Do Corporate Jets Get Priority At Large Airports?

Or wake turbulence avoidance. I believe I have seen RJs go in front of us at larger airports (like ATL) that have multiple holding lanes on the taxiway. I always assumed it had to do with wake turbulence avoidance.

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by SuseJ772
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Members Posting For First Time
Replies: 75
Views: 27516

Re: New Members Posting For First Time

I for one thought the old airliners.net model of free for anyone to read but to post required a premium membership was perfect model. One no other site I knew of. I was a reader for years through out college before I finally paid for the subscription. Anyone who had a job it was priced incredibly re...

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by SuseJ772
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ground stop affecting all Domestic UA flights
Replies: 40
Views: 8355

Re: Ground stop affecting all Domestic UA flights

Wow. That is slow.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH's FRA-TPA "one of LH's most profitable routes in N.A"
Replies: 37
Views: 11950

Re: LH's FRA-TPA "one of LH's most profitable routes in N.A"

I am glad to hear this. I heard on the radio LH advertising - which really sounded like an add buy by TPA and not LH because the quality wasn't very good - and my first thought was crap, LH must be struggling at TPA. I haven't flown it yet. We were going to take it this Jan, but decided on Vermont i...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequent flyer points put at risk by website flaws.
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: Frequent flyer points put at risk by website flaws.

United1 - the last name method of Delta / AA is by far more preferred than the having to know the FF number of United. I have used two step authentication on Gmail (Google Apps) for 2 years and I find that even easier. Banks only use two form authentication from a non-known device. Once the device i...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frequent flyer points put at risk by website flaws.
Replies: 8
Views: 1794

Re: Frequent flyer points put at risk by website flaws.

Yes and United's move is incredibly annoying and unnecessary. Banks and email accounts (Gmail) use username and password login and they are secure and I have a LOT more concern about my bank account and email than my frequent flyer account. United's move reaks of IT panic over nothing. Doing the eas...

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by SuseJ772
Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What do you tell passengers, before a rough ride ahead?
Replies: 29
Views: 3403

Re: What do you tell passengers, before a rough ride ahead?

I miss Slam. Wonder what he's up to.

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by SuseJ772
Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study
Replies: 39
Views: 4886

Re: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study

I agree about the food at TPA but they are working on improving that. I am surprised about the satellite terminals comment though. I have flown out of TPA at least 40 times in the last three years and never waited in a TSA line more than 5 minutes in all terminals but the one serving WN. Even this m...

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by SuseJ772
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study
Replies: 39
Views: 4886

Re: 2016 North American Airport Satisfaction Study

I agree about TPA. It has been an amazing airport to fly out of. I have flown all but 5 of the large and I think TPA is the best (and no it wasn't originally my home airport). I think what hurts TPA is restaraunts. Especially in Delta terminal. But once they get the remod done, that should improve. ...

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by SuseJ772
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Former Frontier, Pinnacle CEO Menke Named Sabre CEO
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Former Frontier, Pinnacle CEO Menke Named Sabre CEO

Does that mean the EVP position is open. I would gladly submit a resume ;)

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by SuseJ772
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities
Replies: 140
Views: 22473

Re: United To Expand Into Smaller Cities

Come on DEN-FWA

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by SuseJ772
Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR
Replies: 26
Views: 4117

Re: Automated TSA/UA checkpoints at ORD LAX EWR

I used it at ATL a month back. I was a bit confused with the process but I think once they become the norm they will be great.

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by SuseJ772
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing outlines 737 finishing center plans in China
Replies: 9
Views: 1510

Re: Boeing outlines 737 finishing center plans in China

Yeah. Tell that to Schwinn

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox

Y'all were right about that. Nice new interior but no IFE. SeatGuru wrong again.

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox

Are you sure? There are only two rows of First Class and Coach starts in row 8 and according to SeatGuru that is the version of A319 that has Live TV. I am not saying SeatGuru can't be wrong, but that is where the confidence came. https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ameri ... s_A319.php Never use sea...

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

Re: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox

https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ameri ... s_A319.php
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Are you sure? There are only two rows of First Class and Coach starts in row 8 and according to SeatGuru that is the version of A319 that has Live TV. I am not saying SeatGuru can't be wrong, but that is where the confidence came.

https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/Ameri ... s_A319.php

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox
Replies: 9
Views: 1423

AA, Live TV and World Series on Fox

Flying AA from CLT to CLE tomorrow to catch game 2 of what will hopefully be the Cubs second win. However, my flight into CLE on Tuesday is when Game 1 is going on. I am confident I am on a A319 that has live TV. But I can't tell if it has Fox as an option. Does anyone know?

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by SuseJ772
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SNA vs. LGA vs. DCA. vs. BUR vs. EYW
Replies: 20
Views: 3651

Re: SNA vs. LGA vs. DCA. vs. BUR vs. EYW

I have done all but BUR. DCA approach is the best by far. SNA takeoff is the best by far. EYW is probably the worrisome as it is the least amount of error and a Captains only approach for what I hear. LGA was cool in that it almost felt like KaiTak as it only leveled out at the very end, but still n...

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by SuseJ772
Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair announces two new routes - TPA and PHL
Replies: 252
Views: 19021

Re: Icelandair to announce two new routes

I would love it to Be TPA.

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by SuseJ772
Wed Sep 14, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB report on Delta Air Lines flight 1086
Replies: 23
Views: 6655

Re: NTSB report on Delta Air Lines flight 1086

Typical A.Net overreaction hysteria by not reading the comment correctly. IF the FA calls for the evacuation, I am in agreement you evacuate. But what it sounds like from the report the FAs didn't even call for the evacuation. Which if the FAs didn't call for it, and the Pilots didn't dall for it, a...

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by SuseJ772
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NTSB report on Delta Air Lines flight 1086
Replies: 23
Views: 6655

Re: NTSB report on Delta Air Lines flight 1086

Am I the only one who isn't bothered by a 17 minute evacuation? It was very cold outside, no fire. Wouldn't a reasonable person assess the bigger risk to health was the cold and potential run in with emergency crews. Also, I don't get how the thrust reversers would reduce rudder effectiveness. The a...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400
Replies: 247
Views: 79509

Re: KLM Started Phase Out Of The 747-400

This makes me sad for a couple of reasons. It's one more 747 that is retired, and they are such a beauty to fly on. I was glad to get in the Upper Deck of an AF flight to CDG last year before they started retiring them. PH-BFM is also the only photo I have ever found in the database (it has since be...

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by SuseJ772
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Considers Code Share and Interline
Replies: 44
Views: 5221

Re: Southwest Considers Code Share and Interline

Could you imagine WN and EK together. It would create a global airline alliance overnight. And other than the technology challenges WN will have with anyone, I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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by SuseJ772
Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 30536

Re: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016

Also, I am sure it is a coincidence, but job was posted for Operations Manager IT - Crisis Management on July 25th. I could see a scenario - even if unlikely - where a key member of an IT department recently left and it either a) created a very big hole to make a bad situation really bad or b) even ...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines system outage August 8th, 2016
Replies: 261
Views: 30536

Re: Big Problems at Big Delta

Amazingly, I've seen accident threads where an airline literally crashed a jet and killed people with fewer people were calling for executives to be fired. Hell hath no fury like a nerd's scorn. Well, I think you do yourself a disservice using the "nerd" term. It is abundantly evident tha...

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by SuseJ772
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unbelievable G.A. Emergency Landing
Replies: 19
Views: 8080

Re: Unbelievable G.A. Emergency Landing

I was taught ABCDE A = Airspeed (Vbg) B = Best Field to Land C = Checklist (Quick, memorized version: Fuses in, Mixture In, Throttle In, Ingnition to Start) D = Declare the Emergency E = Execute - at this point, focus on nothing else but executing the Best Field at Airspeed with Flaps only when you ...

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by SuseJ772
Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO-TPA - FINALLY!
Replies: 17
Views: 4567

Re: SFO-TPA - FINALLY!

This makes me very happy. After moving from ATL to TPA 3 years ago I am surprised how many non-stops and how I I don't miss ATL as much as I thought I would. Only international flights are when I notice and even then I have taken the LGW and hope to soon take the ZUR and FRA flights.

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by SuseJ772
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Exec Explains Why ICT Routes Changed
Replies: 20
Views: 6667

Re: WN Exec Explains Why ICT Routes Changed

I am taking TPA-STL-ICT in October on WN. I was surprised when doing the search that was the only option on WN with as large of a presence they have in TPA.

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by SuseJ772
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which is the better airport: DEN vs DTW?
Replies: 12
Views: 2383

Re: Which is the better airport: DEN vs DTW?

I have flown the DEN market more time than I can count from many different markets I have lived it. Just last week I flew into DTW from TPA for the first time and I have to say I am really impressed with DTW. It is a beautiful airport and I felt very well run too. I would say they are pretty equal E...

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