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by citationjet
Tue May 21, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier
Replies: 60
Views: 5847

Re: Airline types developed specifically for one carrier

Braniff was the only airline to order the 707-227, which had more powerful engines specifically requested by Braniff. No other airline ordered that version of the 707.

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Tue May 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

I was replying to another poster who suggested buying a separate ticket on NK or WN to BOS (or some other gateway) and then another ticket on Norwegian to Europe, which I think is a horrible idea for any multitude of reasons. I have no problem with what OP proposed which is perfectly reasonable and...

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by citationjet
Tue May 14, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 1033

Re: Traveling round trip to Europe on two different airlines

Wow what a horrible idea. OP, do not do that. You're clearly looking for the best, cheapest ticket. The best ticket is always a nonstop from your origin to your destination. If you buy separate tickets to BOS or wherever and your inbound is delayed, Norwegian will not be obligated to accomodate you...

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Funniest in-flight announcements?
Replies: 44
Views: 3269

Re: Funniest in-flight announcements?

Many, many years ago, a Captain was welcoming everyone on board. He said that "we have the finest flight attendants in the world, unfortunately none of them are working today's flight". Everyone got a chuckle from that one. After a rather rough landing, the flight attendant came on and sai...

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant Air to Mexico
Replies: 53
Views: 7900

Re: Allegiant Air to Mexico

Gulfstream500 wrote:
WOW! Now I can fly between CUN and some city I’ve never heard of at 2 PM on Wednesday with only 28 inches of legroom.


And the seats don't recline, and you get to pay for carry on AND checked luggage.

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2177

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

Including the current livery, Delta has had four since 2001.

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Newest airline liveries: will they last?
Replies: 14
Views: 2177

Re: Newest airline liveries: will they last?

aemoreira1981 wrote:
Delta went through 3 different liveries in less than 10 years (including the current one).


Three different liveries at the same time.

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by citationjet
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement
Replies: 203
Views: 29025

Re: Delta looking into accelerating MD-90 retirement

Agreed, I actually left G4 just about a month after the last MD-80. It was sad to see them go and the end of an era. I don't think a lot of the newer employees realize how important the MD-80 was to G4 and how they grew the airline. I for one was glad to see G4 get rid of their MD-83 and -88s. Too ...

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who flies what into Singapore
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Who flies what into Singapore

This will give you a pretty good idea of who flies what into Singapore.
https://flightaware.com/live/airport/WSSS

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by citationjet
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?
Replies: 16
Views: 2650

Re: What does it take for an airline to change an aircraft engine type?

What about the engine change on the DC8 from 60 series to 70 series?

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by citationjet
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?
Replies: 12
Views: 1055

Re: Which airports currently see AA and DL MD-80s?

ICT gets 3 AA MD-80s and 3 DL MD-88s per day. AA goes to DFW, and DL goes to ATL.

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by citationjet
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8096

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

WeatherPilot wrote:
Gate F3 at the International Terminal has dual bridges.


I don't see it in this photo.
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.6389388,-84.4190318,418m/data=!3m1!1e3

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by citationjet
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dual jet bridge boarding
Replies: 51
Views: 8096

Re: Dual jet bridge boarding

cranberrysaus wrote:
It looks like ATL doesn't have any dual bridges. Do they use a single bridge even for A380s?

Google maps shows no dual bridges at ATL. The image shows two 747s, both using and having only single bridges.

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory
Replies: 92
Views: 15450

Re: HA Starts HNL-BOS Today. Longest Scheduled Domestic Flight in US HIstory

BoeingGuy wrote:
Has anyone ever flown SFO-GUM? Did Braniff try it in their ill advised expansion?


Braniff flew LAX to GUM non-stop.
http://www.timetableimages.com/i-bc/bn8006i.jpg
http://www.departedflights.com/BN102879p28.html

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by citationjet
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?
Replies: 69
Views: 4159

Re: When was your last MD-80 flight and how was it?

I flew an AA MD-80 last month from DFW to ICT. ICT still has 3 MD-80 flights per day to/from DFW. The MD-80 is much more comfortable than AA's A319s in coach. Will miss the 3-2 seating in coach.

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 27
Views: 1494

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

PI4EVER wrote:
737-200Adv


737-200Adv in Frontier colors.

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why did Alaska Airlines retire their MD80's before everyone else?
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: Why did Alaska Airlines retire their MD80's before everyone else?

Google is your friend. "Why did Alaska retire their MD80s?" http://old.seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2002863678_alaska14.html With fuel prices hovering near record highs and more than three dozen new Boeing planes on order, Alaska Airlines has decided to retire its fleet of 26 M...

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4387

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

Why should he avoid Alaska, none of those places are accessible by land accept anchorage/Seward and arguably Skagway I included Alaska cruises based on the OP's latest reply #9 where he says "And I maintain this stance; what's the fun of being on an awesome, ocean-going vessel if you can see t...

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1371

Re: How many countries have you visited?

My criteria for counting a country as having visited is that I must spend at least one night there. Changing planes in AMS, for instance, does not count as visiting the Netherlands. Landing without getting off the airplane also does not count as visiting a country, in my opinion. Spending the night ...

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by citationjet
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4387

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

I believe one of the cruise lines has a route from Boston to Bermuda, which is more of what we're looking for, see - however the itinerary only allows three days in Bermuda; I'm not certain that's correct. Bermuda's a place you go to unwind & have magnus relaxicus, no? Vacationers deserve more ...

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 6970

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

An international airport does NOT refer to international commercial airline service. An international airport is "an airport with customs and border control facilities enabling passengers to travel between countries".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_airport

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "International Airport" with NO international service
Replies: 58
Views: 6970

Re: "International Airport" with NO international service

As already mentioned, there are many of these. Since I currently live in Kansas, I'll bring up one closest to me - Wichita. Actually Wichita's airport (ICT) is named Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. https://www.flywichita.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wichita_Dwight_D._Eisenhower_Nationa...

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many countries have you visited?
Replies: 36
Views: 1371

Re: How many countries have you visited?

65 countries. My goal since college has been that the number of countries have to always exceed my age. For the past 40 years I have been able to maintain that goal.

I have been to all continents except Antarctica, and that will be accomplished within the next 12 months.

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by citationjet
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The incorrect use of a cruise ship
Replies: 49
Views: 4387

Re: The incorrect use of a cruise ship

The incorrect use of a cruise ship is to perform journeys to destinations that are just as reachable by land. There are "cruises" for instance from San Francisco to Vancouver. And you can take a blamed Greyhound bus from San Francisco to Vancouver so these cruises are a total waste of a s...

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by citationjet
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 705544

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Only 11 Max 8's currently in flight in North America.
https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/B38M

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by citationjet
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?
Replies: 81
Views: 10935

Re: Would it be better if BA flew their LCY-NY flight to LGA?

The logistics really aren't that easy - are you talking about setting up a Maintenance base for 1 flight a week? Are you sure a maintenance base for a once a week flight is necessary? Many airlines fly once a week service, such as Delta's ATL to ANU Saturday only service. I just flew it last week, ...

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by citationjet
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13011

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

NYPECO wrote:
There's a website that tracks the fastest ground speeds for commercial flights, but I can't remember what it was called. Anyone have the link?


https://groundspeedrecords.com/

I think everything is in knots on the website. This thread is using mph.

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by citationjet
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania
Replies: 39
Views: 13011

Re: Virgin Atlantic 787 hits 801mph over Pennsylvania

Skywatcher wrote:
Isn't 801 MPH supersonic?

All of the speeds being discussed in this thread are GROUND speeds, not airspeeds. The sound barrier is based on how fast you are flying thru the air, not the speed you are traveling over the ground.

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by citationjet
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 170
Views: 21422

Re: Allegiant DIscussion Thread - 2019

csweet wrote:
Are there any route announcements lined up in the near future?


On February 13 Allegiant announced ICT to VPS twice a week service starting on June 5.
https://www.flywichita.com/fly-nonstop-to-destin-fort-walton-beach/

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by citationjet
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When an Airline drops a route.
Replies: 26
Views: 5218

Re: When an Airline drops a route.

You do realize other airlines can influence profitability of certain routes, airlines don’t know exactly how their competitors will respond to new routes being added. Therefore a route, that in theory could be profitable, might no longer be profitable due to competitive moves by other airlines. Tha...

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by citationjet
Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 4978

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

Although not carrying passengers, the SR-71 was flown single pilot.

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by citationjet
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 4978

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

For the OP - are single pilot operations in twin engine turboprops OK? That is a good question for the OP, since he is concerned about "multi-passenger jets". Is he also concerned about twin turboprops that can carry more passengers? The Cessna Citation CJ4 he mentioned is certified for m...

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by citationjet
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 4978

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

A little history on the single pilot operations of Cessna Citation aircraft. In 1977, Cessna elected to pursue Part 23 normal category certification for a slightly modified version of the original Citation 500, called the Model 501. Under the requirements of Part 23, aircraft with MTOWs less than 12...

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by citationjet
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10453

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

FA9295 wrote:
citationjet wrote:
Looks like DL 6008 from LAX to OMA is diverting to DEN.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPZ6008

That's AA 6008... :D

OK.
The photo on Flightaware for this flight shows a DL paint scheme.

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by citationjet
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10453

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Live ATC OMA Tower is saying the airport is still closed as of 4:00 pm Central.
https://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=oma

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by citationjet
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10453

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

I see now on the airport website that the airport is closed, but strangely, the FAA site is still not showing it correctly and stating it open with delays of 15 minutes or less. The partial government shutdown may have something to do with the lack of website update. I know the controllers are stil...

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by citationjet
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10453

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

Looks like DL 6008 from LAX to OMA is diverting to DEN.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/CPZ6008

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by citationjet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Manufacturer Aircraft Scale Models for Customers
Replies: 19
Views: 6342

Re: Manufacturer Aircraft Scale Models for Customers

In the 1970s and 1980s I had a part-time job of painting and decaling desk display model aircraft under a subcontract for Beech Aircraft. This part time job helped pay my way thru college. I completed about 2,500 models over a 10 year period. Beech would give a model free for customers who purchased...

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by citationjet
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft tested on shorter scheduled flights after maintenance?
Replies: 10
Views: 4222

Re: Aircraft tested on shorter scheduled flights after maintenance?

I remember back in the 1970s, I was non-revving a Braniff 747 from DFW to London. There was a problem with the #1 engine that was discovered at the gate, which required an engine change. The engine change was done at the gate, and was watched by all the waiting passengers. The process took 5 hours t...

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by citationjet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

Re: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?

So would it be accurate to call the KC-135s as 717-100s? Maybe technically it would be accurate, but it would cause confusion, because it was reused later. After the Boeing-McDonnell Douglas merger in the late 1990s, the model number 717 was reused to identify the MD-95 as part of the Boeing commer...

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by citationjet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?
Replies: 22
Views: 3242

Re: Why did Boeing rename the original 717 to the KC-135?

The marketing department decided that "Model 700" did not have a good ring to it for the company's first commercial jet. So they decided to skip ahead to Model 707 because that reiteration seemed a bit catchier. Following that pattern, the other offspring of the Dash 80, the Air Force tan...

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by citationjet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2976

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

Don't know about GRU but PA had flights from Rio until May 1979. Flight 451 departed on Fridays and Saturdays at 0915 arriving 2220 at Jans Smuts, operated with the 707 with First and Economy cabins. It's 4,851 miles. The return flight 450 departed on Sundays and Mondays at 1415 arriving 2110, ther...

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by citationjet
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?
Replies: 19
Views: 2976

Re: Pan Am flew Africa-Brazil Service?

this April 29, 1979 PanAm schedule map shows RIO to JNB service. http://www.departedflights.com/PA042979.html The schedule shows non-stop 707 service. http://www.departedflights.com/PA042979p20.html See flight 450 and 451 for flights from Brazil to Africa. http://www.departedflights.com/PA042979p27....

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by citationjet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts
Replies: 44
Views: 6934

Re: Inefficient Aircraft Layouts

The presidential VC-25A (747-200B) only seats 84 passengers. One of the most inefficient aircraft layouts for a 747.

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by citationjet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL MD88 & MD90
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: DL MD88 & MD90

DL flies MD-88s between ICT and ATL 3 times per day. Also, AA flies MD-83s twice a day between ICT and DFW.

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by citationjet
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL MD88 & MD90
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: DL MD88 & MD90

You can track commercial flights by aircraft type on flightaware. Simply pick the type of aircraft you are interested in to see where they are flying. You would have to ignore the non Delta flights. https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/ Or you can see all Delta flights, and ignore all non MD-xx...

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by citationjet
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4557

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

I'll have to say a three week Seabourn cruise through the Mediterranean. It changed my thoughts about small boats forever...its the only way to cruise. I totally agree with the small ship experience. The best cruises I have been on include the 100 pax Sea Dream Yacht Club, 150 pax Wind Star Spirit,...

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by citationjet
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
Replies: 62
Views: 4557

Re: Best vacation you’ve ever been on?

I grew up in an airline family, and was an airline brat who married an airline employee. I flew non-rev for the first 45 years of my life. I have been to 66 countries, and the trips keep getting better and better. My personal life goal is that the number of countries I have visited have to always ex...

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by citationjet
Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to Aruba
Replies: 67
Views: 7486

Re: lax yo Aruba

If AA, TW and Delta cannot permanently make LAX to SJU work as a non-stop flight, then there is no hope for a non-stop flight to Aruba. Nobody made that assertion / that clearly wasn’t the point, but thanks for objecting some necessary sarcasm into what was a lighthearted discussion. Replies #8, 22...

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