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by csturdiv
Tue May 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Brisbane trip was last weekend and was nice. I earned a 1 free Qantas Club entrance when I got to the Silver level of the Qantas FF program, so I used it at BNE. The dedicated check-in area was nice. But I am not sure that the usage of the club is worth the fees for the membership. Next trip is soon...

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by csturdiv
Sat May 19, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and FedEx in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

Re: UPS and FedEx in Australia

Thanks, i was kind of surprised how limited (in my own view) their air service is. But if they have local couriers and delivery agents to do tje job, that's good for them.

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by csturdiv
Fri May 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS and FedEx in Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2348

UPS and FedEx in Australia

Both FedEx and UPS only operate into Sydney in Australia. If they have packages destined for, say Brisbane or Perth and so on, who do they get cargo space with to get the cargo to other locations throughout Australia?

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by csturdiv
Fri May 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'
Replies: 88
Views: 19324

Re: SilkAir becomes 'Singapore Airlines'

usflyer msp wrote:
This means SilkAir will be in A* - I always found it odd that SQ was in Star but SilkAir was not...


Not unusual. QF is Oneworld while their JQ brand is not.

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by csturdiv
Sun May 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

New weekend getaway booked for Hobart. Really love Tasmania. Sometime in the future when I have more time, I want to rent (I am not going to use the Aussie term of hire) a car and drive the island and see more of it. And I am getting a little twitch to book something for October over Labour Day week...

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by csturdiv
Sat May 05, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Removed from AC Flight in YHZ Claims Racism
Replies: 24
Views: 4897

Re: Woman Removed from AC Flight in YHZ Claims Racism

This is the era to be outraged and to be a victim. This fits the pattern. Maybe the hotel wasnt nice enough for this lady.

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by csturdiv
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major order for the SSJ
Replies: 44
Views: 11499

Re: Major order for the SSJ

I love how quickly threads spin off topic and into idiotic comments. Case in point, the last few replies before mine and all of the Interjet talk.

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by csturdiv
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane
Replies: 92
Views: 3779

Re: Taking a trip just to fly on a specific type of plane

I once opted to fly Sydney to Newcastle, in a straight line it is 88 miles, just to get a personal logbook entry on a JS31. My co-workers thought I was crazy. But also in all fairness, I do not have an Australian drivers license yet and the thought of 2 1/2 hour train ride didn't appease me. And wit...

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by csturdiv
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

I am draft planning at this stage a trip to Adelaide for three nights in 2019 as I’ve never been. I really want to fly direct from CBR return and not via MEL but the times are not really great, as in very early or evening from CBR on the outbound. Mainly QF here but I would consider VA if the times...

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by csturdiv
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Over the long 4 day Easter weekend I flew into Adelaide. Nice airport for a medium-sized city and was also my first chance to see an ugly A359 in person. Also on 31-MAR I took a tour to Kangaroo Island, was a ferry over and I opted for a return flight. The airport at KGC was so small, from the time ...

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by csturdiv
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54513

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

How much life is left in the Rex SF34s? And what would their replacement be? During my short 23 minute flight from KGC to ADL yesterday I wondered about that. Also, that was probably the smallest airport I have been into. Check in to gate, about 30 seconds, and that's being generous. NZ has 23x Q30...

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by csturdiv
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 643
Views: 54513

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - April 2018

How much life is left in the Rex SF34s? And what would their replacement be? During my short 23 minute flight from KGC to ADL yesterday I wondered about that. Also, that was probably the smallest airport I have been into. Check in to gate, about 30 seconds, and that's being generous.

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by csturdiv
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Windows 10 & FSX
Replies: 20
Views: 4429

Re: Windows 10 & FSX

P3D v4 is 64-bit and better uses the hardware of computers. FSX and other sims are 32-bit and are limited due to that. (with that said, I am still a FSX user but will be migrating to P3D soon-ish, still thinking of buying a new laptop as I am unsure if my current one can handle it).

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by csturdiv
Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?
Replies: 51
Views: 2197

Re: Favorite Airport to Fly In/Out Of?

Favorite airports to fly in and out of. I love flying into ORD, especially if the approach skirts the lakefront and downtown. Now that I have moved away from ORD and haven't been into it too much anymore, it is a big nostalgia for me, a lot of memories. I flew into ORD in December for the first time...

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by csturdiv
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Small change to one of my upcoming flights. Since my SYD-PER flight in August is on my birthday, I checked to see if I could upgrade to business. That domestic flight is long enough to where it feels worth it to me, and sure enough, an upgrade was available and I am now flying business. Already Flow...

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by csturdiv
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Booked another weekend getaway in May to Brisbane. Was there once years ago and am looking forward to going back. Already Flown 02-JAN | AA1267 | ORD-RSW | B738 | N805NN 10-JAN | AA1269 | RSW-DFW | B738 | N921AN 10-JAN | AA5873 | DFW-EVV | CR9 | N931LR 14-JAN | AA5825 | EVV-DFW | CR9 | N917FJ 14-JAN...

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by csturdiv
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Happy New Year! My first ever trip with Spirit: Feb 23 NK799 BOS-TPA A319 Feb 27 NK794 TPA-BOS A319 My first Spirit experience was quite unpleasant. Our flight had over 6 hours delay and we left Boston at close to 3 AM in the morning. Nevertheless 2018 is shaping up much busier than 2017 ... not th...

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by csturdiv
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Booked a trip to Perth around my birthday in August. Had a promo from QF for double FF points and a hotel in Perth had double FF points offered as well. Could not pass that up as I am saving those points for international upgrades for whenever I fly SYD-DFW-SYD. Already Flown 02-JAN | AA1267 | ORD-R...

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by csturdiv
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tried any new craftbeers lately ?
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: Tried any new craftbeers lately ?

New Zealand has a booming craft beer scene with a handful now exporting (mostly to Australia but some further afield). My local is Deep Creek Brewing Co. Another good one is Epic Brewing Co. NZ hops are widely in demand around the world and there are quite a few collaborations with American brewers...

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by csturdiv
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update: Hawaiian signs 787 LOI
Replies: 840
Views: 96287

Re: A330-800 out, B787-9 in at Hawaiian? -Leeham

Why does my cynical old brain get the impression someone at Airbus might have planted this story to get Leeham to broadcast this rumour, in order to flush Boeing and Hawaiian out? Now that Hawaiian have had to publicly comment https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/hawaiians-a330-800-order-rema...

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by csturdiv
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: NEW FORUM RULES
Replies: 118
Views: 36896

Re: NEW FORUM RULES

The forums just got better for me. Despite the rule of no political discussions, there is a user with a signature that contains some political and social comments that seem to want to ignite debates and pushes a view. Found out that you can hide signatures, nice. I do not need to see those revelatio...

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by csturdiv
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Since my last post, I've booked a trip to Canberra over the long weekend in June for the Queens birthday. I am looking for another flight/trip in August around my birthday. I'm thinking of going back to Perth as the last time I was there was too short. Already Flown 02-JAN | AA1267 | ORD-RSW | B738 ...

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by csturdiv
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pixel 2 phone
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Pixel 2 phone

the battery only lasts about two hours when it is off the charger and light usage and it will shut off showing around 20-30% battery used. Sounds more like the battery itself is at fault rather than software. Probably past it's useful it's useful life (12-18mths) and/or now faulty, I suspect a repl...

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by csturdiv
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster
Replies: 78
Views: 7336

Re: Yet another emotional support animal controversy - Spirit vs. Hamster

Ok, this is just a piece from The Onion that a newspaper picked up. This really did not happen. (I know it did happen, but a part of me hopes it is not...but in this age of eating Tide Pods, anything is possible).

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by csturdiv
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pixel 2 phone
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: Pixel 2 phone

I do not have one, but I am in the market for a new phone, and the Pixel 2 is not even a choice for me. I currently have a Nexus 6P and it was great up until Android 8 was released. Now my 6P and others have reported the same thing, the battery only lasts about two hours when it is off the charger a...

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by csturdiv
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases
Replies: 36
Views: 5791

Re: Aeroflot orders 50 Irkut MC-21 through leases

pylon101 wrote:
Maybe he meant TU-154B2/M? That one is iconic.
TU-204 is a good airplane. But I don't recall Aeroflot having or leasing them.


Didn't they not have 3 in the mid 90s? RA-64008, RA-64009 & RA-64010. That is what Planespotters is showing.

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by csturdiv
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock
Replies: 112
Views: 22445

Re: United denies boarding to an Emotional Support Peacock

What about an emotional support .357? Or an emotional support 750ml bottle of whisky?

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by csturdiv
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space
Replies: 43
Views: 5268

Re: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space

Placards ... LOL .. . as if pax are even going to pay attention ... boarding is hectic enough ... with pissy, unhelpful flight attendants barking at pax to get out of the aisle ... its idiotic to think any pax would pay any attention to anything like "assigned location overhead bin space"...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space
Replies: 43
Views: 5268

Re: American Airlines Announces an Aggressive New Way to Stop Passengers From Stealing Overhead Bin Space

Placards ... LOL .. . as if pax are even going to pay attention ... boarding is hectic enough ... with pissy, unhelpful flight attendants barking at pax to get out of the aisle ... its idiotic to think any pax would pay any attention to anything like "assigned location overhead bin space"...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Easter trip to Adelaide has been booked. And if available, a non-commercial flight might be in the books while in ADL on a trip to Kangaroo Island. Already Flown 02-JAN | AA1267 | ORD-RSW | B738 | N805NN 10-JAN | AA1269 | RSW-DFW | B738 | N921AN 10-JAN | AA5873 | DFW-EVV | CR9 | N931LR 14-JAN | AA58...

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by csturdiv
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?
Replies: 255
Views: 19051

Re: Why doesn't US have more holiday leisure airlines?

most americans do not take vacations and the lucky ones only have a week a year. a major vacation would be a trip to Disneyworld. there is simply no demand for leisure airlines and the little there is is covered by regular airlines. a road trip is basically your standard American vacation. Where do...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indiana aviation thread - 2018
Replies: 163
Views: 9206

Re: Indiana aviation thread - 2018

While I was back in the US for Christmas, I was in and out of the EVV airport several times. One thing that I noticed, the restaurant/bar was never open, even on a Friday afternoon when I finally got out of EVV after the Wednesday winter storm that closed the airport on that day. And I also noticed ...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Just wrapped up my Christmas holiday, landed at SYD at 6am this morning and was through customs and at my office a little after 7:15am, not bad. But how I will handle an 8 hour work day after little sleep on a 16 1/2 hour flight remains to be seen. This trip actually started in December, but only t...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 317
Views: 49993

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

There is at least one B738 in the old livery still, I flew it maybe 10 days ago RSW-DFW. I think it was N921AN. Was kind of nice seeing the old livery again, even though I do like the new one. It really shines on a few aircraft. That's a legacy livery, just like the Piedmont and Allegheny liveries....

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by csturdiv
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Fleet Updates - 2018
Replies: 317
Views: 49993

Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2018

Since the repaint has been completed, the thread title has been updated to "AA Fleet Updates". ✈️ atcsundevil There is at least one B738 in the old livery still, I flew it maybe 10 days ago RSW-DFW. I think it was N921AN. Was kind of nice seeing the old livery again, even though I do like...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Just wrapped up my Christmas holiday, landed at SYD at 6am this morning and was through customs and at my office a little after 7:15am, not bad. But how I will handle an 8 hour work day after little sleep on a 16 1/2 hour flight remains to be seen. This trip actually started in December, but only th...

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by csturdiv
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last domestic wide body flight?
Replies: 86
Views: 3084

Re: When was your last domestic wide body flight?

A few months ago, an A332 SYD-PER-SYD. My last US domestic widebody was in my last visit to the mainland last June when I flew an AA B788 ORD-LAX.

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by csturdiv
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The #1 city to visit is Seville. In second place is... WHAT?!?!
Replies: 19
Views: 1176

Re: The #1 city to visit is Seville. In second place is... WHAT?!?!

Similar things was mentioned when Canberra was suggested as the third option. Most Australians couldn't believe it when it was put as number three. Mostly because there isn't obviously any attentions to place, apart from few places like the National Museum of Australia, the National Monument and Pa...

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by csturdiv
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9194

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

I will be starting off early in my North American Winter Tour (which stars in a few days when I fly SYD-DFW) for Christmas & New Years with family and friends. And in true Aussie fashion (even though I am an American), last night I was looking at flights for April for around Easter. Thinking abo...

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by csturdiv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can anyone ID this freighter livery?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: Can anyone ID this freighter livery?

Yeah thanks, that was cleared up a few hours ago....see the post right above yours.

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by csturdiv
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can anyone ID this freighter livery?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: Can anyone ID this freighter livery?

I have tried to post this twice, if there are a double post of images, I am sorry. But look up photo ID 4524967 in the database. Your drawing looks like that plane, which is what I suggested earlier.

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by csturdiv
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Can anyone ID this freighter livery?
Replies: 17
Views: 1020

Re: Can anyone ID this freighter livery?

Is it the Kalitta Pacific Air Cargo livery.

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by csturdiv
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?
Replies: 32
Views: 6579

Re: How do they work Cape Air's cessna aircraft into the pattern for approach to BOS?

I was lucky enough to fly with a family friend in his Piper PA-46 with the JetPROP conversion from DuPage to Cincinnati a few years ago to watch the Bears attempt to play the Bengals. I remember on the final that the tower was letting him know that a Delta 767 coming in behind us and to vacate the r...

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by csturdiv
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for
Replies: 68
Views: 25360

Re: How the Boeing jet no one wanted became the plane airlines scour the planet for

Personally, I hate them and actively avoid flying them. The 2-3 seating is nice, but if you're near the back, they're loud. Also, overhead storage for carry-ons (at least on AA) is smaller than competing A320 series and the 737 series aircraft, which can prove difficult to find space on a full flig...

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by csturdiv
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error
Replies: 129
Views: 20711

Re: APA: Thousands of AA flights scheduled without pilots due to system error

I’m booked on AA on the 20th to LGA via ORD. I hope this doesn’t affect my plans to see my family You and me both. I have an AA flight on the 16th when I get back to the US and then more flights on the 26th, 30th, Jan 2nd, Jan 10th and finally Jan 12th, Will be going through ORD and DFW on flights ...

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by csturdiv
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW American Eagle terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: DFW America iin Eagle terminal

CarlosSi wrote:
Some say Salt Lick is pretty greasy and salty, some might call it overrated, as a fair warning, but I like it.


Salty, greasy, overrated...now you're talking!!!

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by csturdiv
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW American Eagle terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: DFW American Eagle terminal

With the train and assuming you wind up with 2+ hours, you can safely plan to eat just about anywhere in the airport. Eating in A, for instance, would only add about 10 minutes to a D to B transfer. I'll have about 5 hours between flights. If it is walkable between terminals, I might do that. After...

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by csturdiv
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW American Eagle terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: DFW American Eagle terminal

Thanks, I do think it is B, I looked up my flight on FlightAware and previous flights have been out of B. I'll plan my first US meal since March accordingly to what's in B.

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by csturdiv
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DFW American Eagle terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 734

DFW American Eagle terminal

At DFW, what terminal does American Eagle operate out of? Next month I am connecting through DFW on my journey to EVV for Christmas. Once I clear customs and recheck, I'll have a few hours. My Qantas app is showing that I arrive at Terminal D and for my connecting flight later in the day, the app is...

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by csturdiv
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y
Replies: 42
Views: 2353

Re: Airlines serving free alcohol in Y

BA - anything you want anytime ! Sadly, that is how it used to be on short haul. Now you dont even get water without opening the wallet unless you want that disgusting "tap water". Yes sadly true. In fact I'm not so sure they will serve alcohol on European flights first thing in the morni...

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