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by Wednesdayite
Thu May 03, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?
Replies: 72
Views: 4513

Re: If you had a chance to fly on any historical aircraft...?

My real answer would be "any of them", but if I had to narrow it down I think I would pick an early 707 or DC-8 with the original turbojets as opposed to the turbofans that were used later. Runners up would be the Concorde, Comet (If, as someone else mentioned, I could be guaranteed a saf...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 3634

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

A few miles further north on I-25, Cheyenne is also currently without commercial service.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?
Replies: 54
Views: 3634

Re: What are some airport that don’t be have commercial air service but could?

Fort Collins/Loveland suffers from proximity to Denver but the airport serves a growing, affluent, population and large universities (CSU and UNC) And could support some commercial flights again.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Big cities without any airport
Replies: 83
Views: 5030

Re: Big cities without any airport

Leicester UK has no airport. Population over 500K. EMA is less than 20 miles away, and most of that is motorway. I know EMA's closer to Notts and Derby than it is to Leicester, but that's not too bad of a distance. It's as close or closer than many airports are to the cities they allegedly do serve...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Plane Did I Fly?
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: What Plane Did I Fly?

FlightDT wrote:
Wednesdayite wrote:
FlightDT wrote:

BA423 | G-EUPJ | A319
BA185 | G-RAES | 777-200ER
AA100 | N766AN | 777-200ER
BA430 (AA6502) | G-EUPU | A319


What site did you use to find the details of the London - Amsterdam flights (BA423 and BA430)?


http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk/archive-main-munu.html


Cheers!

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What Plane Did I Fly?
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

Re: What Plane Did I Fly?

That site mentioned has no European airports as far as I can see ? I have a lot of flights I am still missing but maybe the nice ones are some you guys can help me with ? Looking for flight type and license number 31 aug 2002 , 10:25, NorthWest 61, Amsterdam - JFK, B747 , 04 sept 2002 , 06:00, NW 0...

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports/terminals and Flight Crew Spotting
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Airports/terminals and Flight Crew Spotting

Was at the Brooklyn (Bridge) Marriott earlier this week. Lufthansa flight crews seemed to be constantly in the lobby checking in and out.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 3 flights, 4 states in one day
Replies: 28
Views: 1284

Re: 3 flights, 4 states in one day

I've done 4 different time zones in one day! DEN-LAX on Frontier Airlines LAX-ORD on Virgin America (new airline logged) ORD-YYZ on United Airlines This was done to set up flights on the following day: YYZ-JFK on TAM Brazil Airlines (new airline logged) JFK-DEN on jetBlue Airways (new airline logge...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Questions about connecting at DEN and SFO this summer
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: Questions about connecting at DEN and SFO this summer

Echo the above 2 comments about DEN.

Enjoy your trip!

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine
Replies: 39
Views: 4534

Re: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine

Delighted at the direct flight from Denver to PWM.

I love the Portland area.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange 5th Freedom Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 2683

Re: Strange 5th Freedom Routes

If anyone wants to fly 5th freedom between Denver and Manchester (Turkish connecting into United’s network here in Denver would work nicely), I would be delighted. No U.S. or British carrier shows interest in the route. Not least because without a direct option, I And many others just fly to Heathro...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Surprising comparative distances between airports?
Replies: 42
Views: 1498

Re: Surprising comparative distances between airports?

afterburner wrote:
Chemist wrote:
LAX is closer to LAS than SFO.
A fun side item - the straight-line path from LAX to SEA goes directly over Reno, NV.

Do you realize that Reno is more western than Los Angeles? :)


The British version of this that seems to surprise a lot of people. Edinburgh is further west than Carlisle.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants
Replies: 86
Views: 5332

Re: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants

How is the purchasing power of Americans “limited”. Average incomes here are significantly higher than most of the world. Certainly considerably more than the UK.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smaller next-to-a-city airports
Replies: 42
Views: 2146

Re: Smaller next-to-a-city airports

Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in the heart of Buenos Aires.

I flew into there on AR from Iguazu.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smaller next-to-a-city airports
Replies: 42
Views: 2146

Re: Smaller next-to-a-city airports

Sheffield City was 2 miles from the city center.

Now sadly closed.

In comparison, DSA is 20 miles from Sheffield City Center.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 196
Views: 9178

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

April
UA DEN-LGA. A320
UA LGA-DEN. 738

June
WN DEN-FLL. 738
WN FLL-DEN. 738

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Vote for the voice of DEN
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Vote for the voice of DEN

Big Mike Nelson fan here.

He used to devote time to fundraising events for my wife’s old museum.

Great guy.

And he actually knows his weather onions too.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways
Replies: 28
Views: 2681

Re: Airlines vs. Air Lines/Airways

ACCS300 wrote:
What about 'air' Air Canada, Air France etc.? Seems it started with French speaking countries.


Not really.

Canada is a only minority French speaking country.

And India, New Zealand, China, and Serbia don't speak French at all.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 NCAA Football Charters
Replies: 208
Views: 19203

Re: 2017 NCAA Football Charters

Colorado State flew Sun Country today on flight 8661 from Fort Collins to Honolulu.

A 738 with a refueling stop at SFO.

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?
Replies: 39
Views: 1916

Re: If you had an airline based in the US what would you call it?

Stunned.

How did Patrickz80 completely miss that joke?

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 4410

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

mine was on a BA320-100 BRU-LHR. was going for a job interview and the company booked it for me in C back in 1996. was 21 at the time, most people get their flirt flight much earlier these days! I was thinking the same. My daughter is only 6 but has flown many times including numerous trans-Atlanti...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2093

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

First 737 was my third trip by plane in 1988.

LGW-MAD on Britannia.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?
Replies: 67
Views: 2093

Re: When did you fly on your first 737 and A320?

First 737 was my third trip by plane in 1988.

LGW-MAD on Britannia.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 125
Views: 4410

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

Dan Air 727.

MAN-LGW-ATH

School trip to Greece in 1986.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?
Replies: 89
Views: 3933

Re: What's the most number of stops you've made on a trip between two cities?

Vast, vast majority of my flights have been non-stop. Even single connections are few and far between.

Only made two stops a couple of times - and one of those trips only involved a second connecting airport due to a bus trip.

LHR-SVO-BOM-SIN

CAY-ORY-(bus)-CDG-LHR

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near country borders
Replies: 32
Views: 1215

Re: Airports near country borders

Not quite as close as some of those mentioned above, but: Mayaa-Maya (Brazzaville) is about 2 miles from the river border between the two Congos. The end of the runway at N'Djamena International is less than half a mile from the river border between Chad and Cameroon. Foz do Iguacu airport (Brazil) ...

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports near country borders
Replies: 32
Views: 1215

Re: Airports near country borders

Gibraltar

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Frontier...what's it like?
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Frontier...what's it like?

Flew Frontier in April. DEN-SNA round trip. Even including the extra cost of "the works" package, the flights were considerably cheaper than those offered by United. The works package gave us carry on bags, checked luggage, and seats at the front of the plane with extra legroom. The only d...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14442

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) serves a number of metropolitan boroughs including the City of Leeds and the City of Bradford. Leeds and Bradford are both in the same metro area (conurbation) though. This thread is about airports serving more than one conurbation. I've always thought a large airport n...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas
Replies: 133
Views: 14442

Re: Airports shared between two metropolitan areas

East Midlands serves both the Nottingham and Leicester conurbations/metro areas. And grabs a large chunk of the Sheffield market too.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW 747 Registrations
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Re: NW 747 Registrations

Intriguing post, and I hope you find the reg numbers, mikedelta720. Love to know how to access ACARS to find the reg number for some of my own NW 742/744 flights, including my first one, NW45 LGW-MSP on 12 February 1989. Does ACARS go that far back? FAA has all that information for at least domesti...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for Denver Intl Airport
Replies: 185
Views: 28771

Re: What's next for Denver Intl Airport

With Denver having its busiest first six months in its history. A large amount of domestic and international flights starting between now and next summer, concourse expansion starting soon. What seems like the next thing for Denver, a new flight to Asia or even more European flights. I receive emai...

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city
Replies: 116
Views: 4338

Re: Hubs you have flown through but not visited the city

Frankfurt
Moscow
Toronto
Baltimore

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by Wednesdayite
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier
Replies: 50
Views: 12529

Re: Sunday Times Article: ‘Anyone but British Airways’: turbulent times at the nation’s flag carrier

Very recently back from a DEN-LHR return. Miserable conditions in Economy. Ancient 744's. Horribly uncomfortable seats and the seat pitch was the worst I've ever experienced. And check in at Denver was incredibly slow. I honestly thought they were on a 1970's style work to rule in support of their s...

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What new routes do you want from your home airport?
Replies: 125
Views: 6797

Re: What new routes do you want from your home airport?

DEN

Two potential star alliance destinations stand out:

Lisbon - would love easier connections to Iberia
Istanbul - could latch onto all those Turkish routes to the ME

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single digit flight numbers question
Replies: 16
Views: 3286

Re: Single digit flight numbers question

BA007 is now LHR to HND.

But unless I dreamt this... I'm pretty sure that BA used to have a greater sense of humor and that they sent 007 to Moscow every day.

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by Wednesdayite
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.
Replies: 26
Views: 3572

Re: Percentage of Int'l traffic at major airports.

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Quoted stats for DEN, but just seen they were already listed.

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by Wednesdayite
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest flight
Replies: 147
Views: 8272

Re: Your longest flight

My longest:

Air France.
Buenos Aires (EZE) - Paris (CDG)
B-777
I believe that is 6,905 miles (6,001 NM)

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will The British Airways Strike Affect My Flight?
Replies: 3
Views: 522

Re: Will The British Airways Strike Affect My Flight?

Just flights to/from Heathrow involving MIXED FLEET crews. BA Mixed Fleet Short-Haul Destinations : Aberdeen Barcelona Basel Belfast Biarritz Bilbao Billund Bologna Budapest Chania Copenhagen – From July 2017 Dublin – From May 2017 Dusseldorf Gibraltar Gothenburg Hamburg Hanover Helsinki Kalamata Ke...

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Looking for LGW regs from from 1987 & 88
Replies: 2
Views: 240

Re: Looking for LGW regs from from 1987 & 88

Try http://www.lhr-lgw.co.uk then check their archive movements. They're not complete so it might be a long shot but worth checking. Wow. That is a GREAT resource. Thank you so much for sharing. I've spent the last few hours finding missing registrations from flights I took years ago. Info that I N...

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 13677

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

First and only airport ever to serve the UK's 5th largest city and 9th largest metro area. That's actually not true, there's Doncaster-Sheffield airport. A former military airport that has now been turned into a civilian airport. A bit further from Sheffield and closer to Doncaster than to Sheffiel...

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports that had potential that never made it
Replies: 107
Views: 13677

Re: Airports that had potential that never made it

Sheffield City. Opened in '97. Closed less than a decade later. First and only airport ever to serve the UK's 5th largest city and 9th largest metro area. Worked fine as a feeder airport sending commuter jets to hubs in London, Amsterdam etc. KLM in particular seemed to delight in how the route exce...

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by Wednesdayite
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 3149

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

NZ002
777-3
LAX-LHR

About 20 miles to the east.

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by Wednesdayite
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's The Most "exotic" Airport You've Flown To?
Replies: 110
Views: 7809

Re: What's The Most

None are overly obscure, but I never expected to visit Paramaribo, Cayenne, or Medellin.

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 3149

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

Now:

DL4784
SEA-DEN
ERJ-175
N247SY

Right overhead.
17,900 ft

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by Wednesdayite
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24
Replies: 85
Views: 3149

Re: Closest Flying Aircraft To You At This Moment: Flightradar24

UA242
SFO-BOS
777-2
N781UA


I can see it through the big panoramic window on the NW side of my house in Fort Collins, CO.

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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: 25
Views: 3021

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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