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by UALFAson
Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interesting Facts About BA's LHR-LAD
Replies: 38
Views: 9811

RE: Interesting Facts About BA's LHR-LAD

A friend of mine has worked in several African countries through her job with the State Dept. and apparently this is a somewhat common occurance. I think it was in Cameroon, but she said when the inbound <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> flight from <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (...

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by UALFAson
Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anyone Remember Smoking On Planes?
Replies: 76
Views: 8304

RE: Anyone Remember Smoking On Planes?

Here in the States they have this great commercial--it starts off with all these close-ups of people with horrible 1970s hair and clothes in a yellow and orange plane all staring up at something. After several seconds of silence, there's a "Ping!" and the "no smoking" light is turned off. The whole ...

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by UALFAson
Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Doubt The Aircraft?
Replies: 38
Views: 3961

RE: Ever Doubt The Aircraft?

Wasn't so much a mechanical issue, but flew an <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11 <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), United Kingdom">LGW</acronym>-<acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Te...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's Song Leaving IAD
Replies: 16
Views: 3537

RE: Delta's Song Leaving IAD

My guess--and this is just IMHO--was there was just too much competition. <acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym>-bound Washington flyers in <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> programs would stay loyal to their respective carriers and fly...

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by UALFAson
Fri Apr 16, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flown all the types in an airline's fleet?
Replies: 74
Views: 7207

RE: Flown All The Types In An Airline's Fleet?

Fun question...I never thought about that  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> When I finally flew a 762 redeye <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK ...

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by UALFAson
Fri Apr 16, 2004 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bad AA FA's Costing Airline Money
Replies: 22
Views: 3120

RE: Bad AA FA's Costing Airline Money

I'd like to know why just the FAs have been singled out for berating. In my frequent experience with <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>, <acronym title="Albenga (Villanova d'Albenga) (- Clemente Panero) (ALL / LIMG), Italy">ALL</acronym> their employee groups have consistently dem...

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by UALFAson
Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Experimental C/s That Never Were......
Replies: 17
Views: 4253

RE: Experimental C/s That Never Were......

I don't know if you'd call it experimental, but <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> only repainted a handful of their Shuttle aircraft in white with red "Shuttle by United" scripty writing and the regular blue tail. Then you've got the regular gray scripty "Shuttle" aircraft and the ...

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by UALFAson
Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ORD Vs. CDG? Need Help For A Friend.
Replies: 8
Views: 3548

RE: ORD Vs. CDG? Need Help For A Friend.

Although I've flown to <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>, I haven't changed planes there, so I have no comment on that. BUT, I have arrived internationally at both <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater C...

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by UALFAson
Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best 'wild' Airline Interiors?
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

RE: Best 'wild' Airline Interiors?

How about America West's current upholstery? That mauve, purple, blue and green concoction looks like bad airport carpet threw up on the seats. And it goes ever so well with their I-love-the-90s yellow, fuschia, and teal cabin dividers. Song's interior looks like Skittles exploded everywhere. Very b...

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by UALFAson
Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA In AUS
Replies: 8
Views: 2299

RE: UA In AUS

Wow, I didn't realize <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> had gotten so big in <acronym title="OLD: Austin - Robert Mueller Municipal (AUS / KAUS) (closed), USA - Texas AND CURRENT: Austin - Bergstrom International (AFB) (AUS / KBSM), USA - Texas">AUS</acronym>. I have a friend who's...

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by UALFAson
Tue Apr 13, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much Lower Do They Expect?
Replies: 11
Views: 3971

RE: How Much Lower Do They Expect?

I wouldn't say that I blame <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>, but I think they've conditioned the public to expect unrealistically low fares. To the non-industry junkies (i.e., not the people on A.net!), all they see is the <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Cabin Annoncements
Replies: 37
Views: 5631

RE: Funny Cabin Annoncements

Do you think it matters what airline we're talking about as to how much humor the FAs can get away with? For example, it seems like anything goes with <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym> (seen "Airport" recently?) and humor is almost expected, but the same jokes told by <acronym t...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 05, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Divert In A Widebody To A Small Airport?
Replies: 27
Views: 4982

RE: Ever Divert In A Widebody To A Small Airport?

Thought the <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> flight had to land at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> because of t-storms at both <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acron...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP's First Class
Replies: 17
Views: 2453

RE: HP's First Class

Yeah, where are you going? That will make a huge difference. I just flew <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> for the first time myself, <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Phoenix - Sky Harbor International (...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Routes: Atlanta Versus Cincinnati
Replies: 17
Views: 3006

RE: Delta Routes: Atlanta Versus Cincinnati

"I'd forfeit seeing <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym> at all" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! This is me, ROTFL.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/giggles.gif" ALT="Laugh out loud"> Don't worry, Aloh...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Divert In A Widebody To A Small Airport?
Replies: 27
Views: 4982

RE: Ever Divert In A Widebody To A Small Airport?

I wasn't on it, but I remember a few years ago a <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> DC-10 was forced to land at <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> after it couldn't at <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 05, 2004 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Routes: Atlanta Versus Cincinnati
Replies: 17
Views: 3006

RE: Delta Routes: Atlanta Versus Cincinnati

As a somewhat <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> on Delta, here are my 2 cents: <acronym title="Covington / Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International (Greater Cincinnati) (CVG / KCVG), USA - Kentucky">CVG</acronym> is great for quick, easy and painless connections, but miserable if you...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 05, 2004 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Service To The Caribbean
Replies: 16
Views: 4033

RE: More Service To The Caribbean

I would think that one of the problems preventing widespread LCC expansion in the Caribbean is the relatively high cost of the area. With the exception of Puerto Rico and Cancun, which have become pretty commercialized (i.e. Americanized), aren't most other islands fairly expensive, especially durin...

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by UALFAson
Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers......?
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

RE: Flight Numbers......?

UA & <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> retired the 4 flight numbers from 9/11--UA 175, <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 11, <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> 93, and <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> 77. That's pretty sta...

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by UALFAson
Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No D.C. Flight Slots For Aloha Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4041

RE: No D.C. Flight Slots For Aloha Airlines

Thanks for your comments, Aloha73g. Things I wouldn't have thought about... FWIW, Hawaii is my favorite place in the whole world. I was in <acronym title="Honolulu - International / Hickam AFB (HNL / HIK / PHNL / PHIK), USA - Hawaii">HNL</acronym> in Oct. and hope to get to <acronym title="Kahului (...

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by UALFAson
Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers......?
Replies: 13
Views: 2412

RE: Flight Numbers......?

I think most, if not all, airlines usually give flight #s 001 and 002 to their flagship services or premier routes (UA's round-the-world service, <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym>-<acron...

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by UALFAson
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No D.C. Flight Slots For Aloha Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 4041

RE: No D.C. Flight Slots For Aloha Airlines

While I'm surprised at some of the gov't's selections, I have to agree with Worldperks and people in other related forums: <acronym title="Aloha Airlines (USA)">AQ</acronym>'s <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> application was as much, if ...

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by UALFAson
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Great / Profitable US Cities For International
Replies: 7
Views: 3360

RE: Great / Profitable US Cities For International

No one has mentioned <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym>. Despite the fact Indy Air wants to make it a domestic low-fare hub, I bet int'l airlines make money hand over fist serving Dulles and the city of Washington. Just look at how many fore...

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by UALFAson
Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Update?
Replies: 2
Views: 1635

RE: Burbank Update?

Short of the airport being re-named for Bob Hope, not much new at good ole <acronym title="Burbank / Glendale / Pasadena (Lockheed Air Terminal) (BUR / KBUR), USA - California">BUR</acronym> that I've heard or read. Don't hold your breath on the new terminal anytime soon. The problem is that local y...

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by UALFAson
Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VDB Compensation...get Real
Replies: 4
Views: 2219

VDB Compensation...get Real

Was wondering what the rationale behind <acronym title="Fagernes -Leirin (VDB), Norway">VDB</acronym> compensation was and if there's a method to the madness? For example, yesterday I flew <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (...

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by UALFAson
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Show Your Love For Delta's #2 Colors!
Replies: 26
Views: 4157

RE: Show Your Love For Delta's #2 Colors!

I'm not so crazy about #2's tail, but I have to say it's MUCH better than the current design. I like that it says "Delta AIR LINES" on the fuselage and has a cheatline. I agree with Ual747den--the current livery is too generic. (Save your comments about UAL's new colors, please.) BTW, the other day ...

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by UALFAson
Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

RE: UAL Info

Sorry for the deluge...I think we all wrote replies at the same time!

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by UALFAson
Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Info
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

RE: UAL Info

Most media organizations, as well as <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> themselves, refer to United as the world's second-largest airline. My guess is this is based on revenue passenger miles, or the number of passengers flown times the number of miles they flew. I couldn't find the...

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by UALFAson
Mon Mar 22, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Will HP Do On Their New LAX Routes.
Replies: 13
Views: 5127

RE: How Will HP Do On Their New LAX Routes.

Speaking of <acronym title="America West Airlines (USA)">HP</acronym> at <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>... I know they're in the same terminal as <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (USA)">WN</acronym>. Do they use the same security checkpoin...

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by UALFAson
Sat Mar 20, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible To Book Tickets On Overbooked Flights?
Replies: 9
Views: 6296

RE: Possible To Book Tickets On Overbooked Flights?

I think it depends on how overbooked the flight is. If it's just oversold by a few seats, they may keep selling tickets figuring they'll still have more no-shows, misconnects, etc. But they do stop selling seats at some point. I've noticed that some flights that are WAY oversold stop being available...

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by UALFAson
Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR To LAX..which Airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 4029

RE: LHR To LAX..which Airline?

Hmmm...when I checked in at <acronym title="Eastern Airways (United Kingdom)">T3</acronym> for <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> on a Monday morning, there was no lin...

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by UALFAson
Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Longhaul Help Please!
Replies: 15
Views: 3374

RE: AA Longhaul Help Please!

Re: Eurostar Italia train Italian trains, airlines, and transport in general NEVER run on time. Just accept that fact and keep a sense of humor. You can always tell the Americans in the boarding areas because they're the ones who start freaking out the second departure time comes and goes. The Euros...

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by UALFAson
Sun Mar 14, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LHR To LAX..which Airline?
Replies: 15
Views: 4029

RE: LHR To LAX..which Airline?

I just flew <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> C-class <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), US...

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