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by Wednesdayite
Sat May 27, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Asking for Full Can of Soda
Replies: 23
Views: 1567

Re: Asking for Full Can of Soda

Both flights this week (DEN-SEA on UA and the return leg on AS) saw both airlines cheap out and not give full cans. Both airlines cited the same reason - the flights were full and they needed to be sure they had enough for everyone.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat May 27, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS
Replies: 30
Views: 933

Re: 50 Greatest Concerts from the last 50 years - RS

Pulp. Upstairs at the Hallamshire Hotel. 1991.

Jarvis dressed in a home made tin foil space suit.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu May 25, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest concentration of commercial airports
Replies: 18
Views: 364

Re: Greatest concentration of commercial airports

Within 70 miles of Manchester:

Manchester
Liverpool
Leeds/Bradford
Doncaster
East Midlands
Birmingham

And until flights ended 2 months ago: Blackpool.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed May 24, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proximity of major airports
Replies: 47
Views: 3921

Re: Proximity of major airports

This thread is looking at the world's 50 major airports, so places like Oakland or Fort Lauderdale, Portland or San Jose are not part of the consideration. But haven't you already listed the closest pairings from the top 50 major airports in the opening post? If so, where do you expect this thread ...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat May 20, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: world shortest jetroutes
Replies: 27
Views: 1910

Re: world shortest jetroutes

Shortest flight I've made was just under 40 miles from Gibraltar to Tangier on a BA 737. Think Royal Air Maroc flies the route these days.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed May 17, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best Major Airport in the US
Replies: 33
Views: 1236

Re: Best Major Airport in the US

DEN is my home airport, so I've never connected there but having flown to/from and connected in dozens of other U.S. airports there's no comparison.

If I had to pick a #2... I've only ever connected at DTW, but I've always found it a pleasant, problem free airport.

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by Wednesdayite
Wed May 17, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs
Replies: 44
Views: 3899

Re: Smallest cities with large airports/ hubs

To answer the second question in the OP, it would be nice if Sheffield (city 550,000; metro 1,000,000) even had an airport.

And no, I refuse to count DSA.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK and other European countries
Replies: 265
Views: 28510

Re: US reportedly considering banning electronics from UK

All this crap, yet European security still doesn't make everyone take off their shoes unless has a large heel or boot... Nor does the TSA. I recently took six domestic flights in the USA and only had to take my shoes off once. * shrug * You are either a child, a senior, or had access to TSA-Pre lan...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport Codes that make little sense
Replies: 63
Views: 2818

Re: Airport Codes that make little sense

There's clearly a historical reason why the major Canadian airports have a code that starts with a Y. And I'm sure someone will explain. But the rest of the letters often make no (obvious) sense either.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom
Replies: 63
Views: 5420

Re: U.S. Air Marshal Left Loaded Gun in an Airplane Bathroom

More reason to only fly non US frames to the US. Being on a jet with someone toting a gun does not make me feel safer. I am presuming that these Marshals can only fly on US registered planes. Mind you I hope the others are a damn sight more professional than this one! No. There's no restriction tha...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 8391

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

Although Cheyenne is one better than Fort Collins, CO which currently has NO scheduled services. Previously it was served exclusively by Allegiant until 2012 and then more recently by Elite.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place
Replies: 87
Views: 8391

Re: Countries/Cities with only 1 airline servicing that place

Only Great Lakes operates scheduled services out of Cheyenne, WY.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 114
Views: 5716

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

New member here. Seems a good thread for my first post: Feb DEN-FLL United 737-9 Mar FLL-DEN United 737-9 Apr DEN-SNA Frontier 320 Apr SNA-DEN Frontier 320 May DEN-SEA Alaska 737-9 May SEA-DEN Alaska 737-9 July DEN-LHR BA 747-4 July LHR-DEN BA 747-4 Sep DEN-SLC Delta 717 Sep SLC-DEN Delta 717 Never...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?
Replies: 59
Views: 2906

Re: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?

That is true, but flying out of DEN my options are more limited. No VS or CX. The lovely people at BA charge a big premium to book a x-x-2 seat at the back of their 747. United have 767's with a connection in Chicago but mainly 777's out of the other hubs.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Collecting miles in Y class for a leisure traveller, worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: Collecting miles in Y class for a leisure traveller, worth it?

You can look for a credit card that gives you points which can be converted into airline miles. That would enable you to accumulate miles faster If you are fortunate to be in a position where you are able (and disciplined enough) to pay off the balance every month, this is great advice. I put EVERY...

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination
Replies: 170
Views: 12765

Re: Proposed Essential Air Service elimination

DEN serves 20 mountain and rural communities with EAS subsidised routes. Some of those have more than 1 flight a day. Some of the more populated destinations (Cody, WY etc.) get United Express. Others get a PC12 etc with carriers like Boutique Air. You can pick up a ticket from DEN to the San Luis V...

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: More list making: Your longest segment on each type
Replies: 25
Views: 1651

Re: More list making: Your longest segment on each type

A318 DEN-SAN 853 (Frontier) A319 DEN-DTW 1,121 (NWA) A320 DEN-LGA 1,619 (United) A321 DEN-PHL 1,569 (U.S.) A330 AMS-BOM 4,267 (NWA) A340 CDG-BOG 5,378 (AF) B727 LGW-ATH 1,476 (DAN) B737 MAN-RHO 1,870 (Britannia) B747 CDG-GIG 5,713 (AF) B757 TPA-DEN 1,507 (United) B767 MAN-ATL 4,490 (Delta) B777 EZE-...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is JAX so underserved?
Replies: 82
Views: 7638

Re: Why is JAX so underserved?

Buffalo is smaller too.

Everybody seems to ignore the Bills.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting A318 in California?
Replies: 17
Views: 3141

Re: Spotting A318 in California?

My one and only flight on a 318 was 4 years ago, just a few months before Frontier scrapped all its 318's.

N318FR. Stu the Rabbit.

Frustratingly for this thread..... The flight was from DEN-SAN.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Winter Schedules
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Winter Schedules

Just did a quick search on AA.com based on a mid Dec 2017 flight from SYD to ORD, and a return to SYD in early January 2018.

Flights are up on the site and available to be booked.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.
Replies: 74
Views: 5959

Re: Any Unserved Routes that should be served.

caverunner17 wrote:
DEN-PEK (CA), DEN-ME3, DEN-CDG or AMS (AF/KL)


All would be good.

But from a selfish point of view: DEN-MAN (ideally UA) would save me some significant time and hassle.

Obviously never going to happen, but I'd even take TK using MAN as a stop between DEN and IST.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 13517

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

DEN

58,266,515 million passengers in 2016 (up 7.9% on 2015).

Much of the increase is being attributed to people visiting Denver, rather than simply connecting. Either way, good news.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First 747 flight
Replies: 65
Views: 2119

Re: First 747 flight

January 1999

Air India. LHR-JFK

As for the only time I sat upstairs: (still economy, but a thrill to walk up the staircase none the less)

October 2005.

Air France. CDG-GIG

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: BA Award Fees
Replies: 15
Views: 1320

Re: BA Award Fees

The (slightly) redeeming factor for me is the companion ticket benefit through the BA Chase card. While BA remains the only direct option between DEN-LHR, I'll pay the piper. But once our daughter is old enough to handle connections, and/or UA bring back a flight from DEN to the UK (fat chance), I'l...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport
Replies: 65
Views: 2466

Re: Largest and Smallest Passenger Aircraft Serving Your Local Airport

DEN

Largest: 747 (BA, Lufthansa)

Smallest: Pilatus PC-12 (Certain EAS routes to small mountain communities)

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible take over of InselAir by Avianca
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Possible take over of InselAir by Avianca

It looks like that there will only be two airlines left in South America: LATAM and Avianca. And then COPA being the distant third. COPA has dipped its toe into Colombia. Wonder if it is interested to go further than that. May be soon there will be SA3, along with US3, ME3 and EU3. Don't forget AR ...

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing to expand to Sheffield, UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1208

Re: Boeing to expand to Sheffield, UK

Not really a surprise given Boeing's existing investment and involvement with Sheffield University's Advanced Manufacturing Research facility.

Great news for Sheffield though. UTO.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian and the Detroit market
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Norweigen and the Detroit market.

Genuine question - why would they be looking at Detroit over many other North American destinations? Michigan has some beautiful spots, but I can't imagine it's very high on the list for European holiday makers/ budget travelers. I think I'm correct in saying there are currently no direct flights be...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
Replies: 58
Views: 2082

Re: Airports as Movie Locations

RAF Finningley (now Robin Hood Sheffield-Doncaster) was destroyed in a nuclear attack in the 1984 movie Threads.

As Robin Hood Airport, it also featured in 4 Lions.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked
Replies: 62
Views: 2585

Re: List Making: Cheapest/Best Value Flight You've Booked

£146 for LHR-JFK return on Air India.

It was 18 years ago, but still a pretty good price.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Paying extra Money for Seating??
Replies: 36
Views: 2677

Re: Paying extra Money for Seating??

Yeah. I've just been stung over $300 by BA to reserve 3 seats on a DEN-LHR return. I say stung. I was fully aware at the time of booking, but with a young child my wife insists that we travel direct. And as UA scrapped its DEN-LHR route years ago, BA is the only direct option. So I feel stung. As so...

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?
Replies: 59
Views: 2906

Re: Reason for your Favourite aircraft bias?

I have a strong bias toward any passenger jet with two seats next to the window in Economy. A330/A340 and upstairs on A380 pretty much. I've never flown on a 767 - hope to catch one before they're all gone. Ditto those rare 787s that have 8-abreast seating. This. If I'm flying alone to Europe, I tr...

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports as Movie Locations
Replies: 58
Views: 2082

Re: Airports as Movie Locations

Die Hard 2 was filmed at Denver-Stapleton (standing in for Dulles).

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by Wednesdayite
Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List
Replies: 114
Views: 5716

Re: Your 2017 Booked/ Flown Flights List

New member here. Seems a good thread for my first post: Feb DEN-FLL United 737-9 Mar FLL-DEN United 737-9 Apr DEN-SNA Frontier 320 Apr SNA-DEN Frontier 320 May DEN-SEA Alaska 737-9 May SEA-DEN Alaska 737-9 July DEN-LHR BA 747-4 July LHR-DEN BA 747-4 Sep DEN-SLC Delta 717 Sep SLC-DEN Delta 717 Never ...

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