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by csturdiv
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Question for photographers

Thanks guys, I will look into these suggestions. I would really love to take my 150-600mm with me to the US on my upcoming Christmas trip. My mom lives on the edges of the Everglades near Marco Island, Florida and in a golf community where there are lakes and ponds everywhere, which means gators eve...

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by csturdiv
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question for photographers
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Question for photographers

This is not a "how do I..."post, this is a question about a gear backpack. I currently use a backpack that is more suited for laptops and not a camera. I am thinking about getting a camera dedicated backpack that also has space for a Surface Pro tablet. Now here is a stickler, good for car...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Any Non-Pilots Out There Who are Flight Simulation Veterans?

I first saw a flight sim many, many, many moons ago, at a show and tell when I was in middle school. My first sim was an early version of MSFS. Now I've progressed to P3Dv4, but haven't touched it in months. Maybe the last time was when I took some screenshots for the screenshot thread here. I've do...

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by csturdiv
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: C17 Buzzes Brisbane Skyline

NZ media posted it as a 9/11 type scare. Some of the AU spotters in a group i am in were having a field day with it.

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by csturdiv
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last weekend I took advantage of the three day weekend in Australia for Labour Day and headed across the ditch to Wellington. Chicago has nothing on Wellington, Wellington is the windy city! Not sure it was a coincidence or not, but I had the same bird on both legs of the flight. Also finalized my U...

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by csturdiv
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet
Replies: 12
Views: 1561

Re: CRJ7/900 as a corporate jet

Doesn't Dow Chenicals have a CR7? Probably more of a shuttle than a business jet.

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by csturdiv
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Completed my PER flights, which was great. Used some points to upgrade to business class both ways. The SYD-PER flight was really worth it. Worked a full day at work and then flew after work. Was nice to be able to recline and get some sleep. The extra 30 minutes on the ground due to jetbridge issue...

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by csturdiv
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018
Replies: 660
Views: 57130

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - August 2018

Last night I flew SYD-PER on QF583. We stayed pretty low due to headwinds, FL260 all the way across. Upon landing we were stuck on the plane for about 30 minutes as they could not get the jetbridge to connect. Eventually they got stairs and we used that. Was different exiting an A333 from stairs snd...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94064

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

Can only imagine what was going through the heads of those F-15 pilots when they got the order to scramble knowing this was a real world situation. In the last 17 years there's been like 1600 norad intercepts. That's like 2 a week. Not uncommon I wouldn't think And out of all of those intercepts, h...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 2018 Screenshots
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: 2018 Screenshots

I haven't flown in a while. I bought a new laptop and made the switch to P3Dv4 and have been slowly building up my AI setup. I have pretty much all of the traffic that operates in and out of Sydney installed, along with FlyTampa Sydney. No GA traffic yet or military traffic. At Sydney, my framerates...

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by csturdiv
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 94064

Re: AS Employee steals Q400 at SeaTac

speedbird52 wrote:
426Shadow wrote:
speedbird52 wrote:
Who is they?


Couldn't hear the callsign.

What freq are you on?


What's the frequency Kenneth?

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by csturdiv
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on
Replies: 73
Views: 3995

Re: Aircraft you are/ were always excited to fly on

For me, it was the 747. I never thought I'd fly it" growing up in smalltown southern Indiana. That is not a plane that frequents EVV. Then I moved to Chicago and eventually got a job with a software company based in Australia. Got a chance to visit Australia in 2013, and my flight was on a 747....

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by csturdiv
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial
Replies: 54
Views: 10056

Re: Delta Intl’ Economy Meal Trial

I actually think this is dumb. Especially on night flights. I want sleep, now my subpar economy meal is going to take twice as long to serve because they want to do multiple trips down the aisle to create a “restaurant” vibe. Now I got stuff sitting on my table tray for twice as long. Please! The 2...

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by csturdiv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Windows 10 & FSX
Replies: 24
Views: 5716

Re: Windows 10 & FSX

I have been setting up P3Dv4 on my new laptop, and so far, I am very impressed. It is taking me a while to set it up as not only do I like flying, but I also do AI spotting. P3Dv4 does not recognise AI models designed for FS9, it only properly displays models for FSX and P3Dv4, so that part is slowi...

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by csturdiv
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59378

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

I guess I cannot complain too much. Security screening processes in Australia are not as bad as they are in the US with the dog and pony TSA show. In the SYD QF domestic terminal, I can go from the bag drop and through security and be sitting at a bar with a beer in hand in 10-15 minutes (depending ...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59378

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Not sure if this for this thread, but have there been any recent changes to the security screening at Australian airports? I recently flew SYD-PQQ-SYD. At SYD, when I went through security, I only had to take my Surface Pro 4 out of my backpack, my smaller Samsung tablet stayed in along with my DSLR...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Took last Friday and this Monday off for a relaxing getaway up to the small coastal city of Port Macquarie, and ended up catching a sinus infection. Which made my return flight on Monday so enjoyable. Already Flown 02-JAN | AA1267 | ORD-RSW | B738 | N805NN 10-JAN | AA1269 | RSW-DFW | B738 | N921AN 1...

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by csturdiv
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Living 1/2 way around the world from my family, I have to plan well in advance for the holidays, and yesterday I booked part of my trip back to the US for Christmas/New Years. I absolutely hate (I cannot stress that word enough, hate) LAX, but....I am going through LAX,at least on the inbound flight...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last weekend I was down in cool and rainy Hobart and had some great flights on the QF 712's (but was disappointed that I did not get the Tassie special scheme, especially on a flight into Tasmania). I love the power of this plane and is pretty comfortable. And HBA airport is pretty cool to watch air...

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by csturdiv
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Windows 10 & FSX
Replies: 24
Views: 5716

Re: Windows 10 & FSX

I am making the move to P3Dv4, maybe tonight. I bought a new lsptop, an i9 at 2.9ghz, 16gb ram and an 8gb 1080gtx gpu. FSX served me well, but it is time to move on.

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by csturdiv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Nothing new booked, but yesterday I got an email from Qantas for a booking change as a result of some realignment of aircraft. My PER-SYD flight in August was changed from the A332 to a B744. Quickly upon reading that email, I logged into my Qantas account and selected my business class seat from t...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Nothing new booked, but yesterday I got an email from Qantas for a booking change as a result of some realignment of aircraft. My PER-SYD flight in August was changed from the A332 to a B744. Quickly upon reading that email, I logged into my Qantas account and selected my business class seat from th...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018
Replies: 641
Views: 59378

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - July 2018

Nice, i am on QF580 PER- SYD in August and upgraded myself to business after booking. Got notice today that the flight has been upgraded to a B747. One last flight in a B747 probably, and I'm doing it in style.

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by csturdiv
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Work has been stressful and despite the number of flights that I have taken, I have not really been away from work too much this year. So far 1/2 way through the year I have only had two days off of work. All of my AU domestic flights have been on weekends or public holidays. I do have time off in A...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why do people seem to hate the ERJs and CRJs?
Replies: 24
Views: 1257

Re: Why do people seem to hate the ERJs and CRJs?

When I lived Stateside, I loved the single seat on the left side of the ERJs, I always aimed to get one of those when my flight was on an ERJ. I didn't mind flying them anyway as my flights were usually less than an hour in and out of ORD.

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by csturdiv
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45066

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Probably happens quite a bit, but QF2164 (VH-TQH) SYD-PQQ was whacked by lightning today and had to return to SYD. I work in Alexandria, just up the road from SYD and I could hear the thunder and rain through my bluetooth noise canceling headphones and my music. Sounded pretty rough for a while. htt...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline
Replies: 243
Views: 27975

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

seansasLCY wrote:
Moxy is already a hotel chain by Marriott. Is this just a project name and it'll be renamed before launch?


It is also slang, meaning guts or courage (sometimes spelled moxie). That is what I thought of when first reading the name.

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by csturdiv
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45066

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

Was there ever an update on what the white substance was on AA73 that was found while unloading bags. Must not have been bad since nothing else has been mentioned on the news sites.

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by csturdiv
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors
Replies: 50
Views: 8218

Re: Air Niugini Dash8 burned by protestors

For such a tropical location how come everyone in the picture is dressed for winter?? As for the toilet roll maybe he was going to buff it out.. Any type of gusty wind or temperature below 25C is considered long-sleeve and hat weather. I've seen ramp workers in the Caribbean wearing long pants and ...

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by csturdiv
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 5 days in Sydney advice
Replies: 34
Views: 1165

Re: 5 days in Sydney advice

Check and see what's playing at the Opera House. It's cool to go and see it but even better if you can see some sort of show playing there. I agree 100%!! I know so many people who take selfies in front of the Sydney Opera or La Scala in Milan or the Metropolitan in New York.....but they don’t go i...

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by csturdiv
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 300
Views: 16828

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Last weekend, for the long three day weekend in Australia, I made the long flight from Sydney to Canberra. My flight Friday night after work was delayed due to weather, so I spent more time in the airport then it did to actually fly to Canberra. Even though it was a B712, we didn't climb very high a...

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by csturdiv
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 45066

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

I was hoping to see the E190 in their livery, I thought that is what they settled on for their proposed ops to Singapore with an ex-VA E190.

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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: 300
Views: 16828

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: 2409

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: 2409

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: 103
Views: 23585

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: 300
Views: 16828

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: 4969

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: 11699

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: 94
Views: 4775

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: 300
Views: 16828

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: 300
Views: 16828

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: 55956

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: 55956

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: 24
Views: 5716

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: 2340

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: 300
Views: 16828

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: 300
Views: 16828

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: 300
Views: 16828

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: 300
Views: 16828

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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