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How about this...lets see how many different airlines and aircraft types we flight simmers have flown on(real life). Post your record. Here's my record so far:Aero California - DC9-10 Aero Caribe - DC9-10AeroMexico - DC-9-30,MD-88Air France - 747-200Air Jamaica - 727-200 (n/s)Alitalia - AB300Aloha Airlines - 737-200 (o/s)American Airlines - AB300,727-100,727-200,MD80,F100,MD-11,DC-10-10,DC-10-30, 747-200. Braniff International Flying Colors - 727-200Braniff - 737-200 (n/s)British Caledonian - DC-10-30Continental Airlines (red globe) - DC9-10 Continental Airlines(os/ns) - DC-9-30,DC-10-10,MD80,727-200,737-200,737-300, AB300.Delta Airlines (os/ns) - 727-200,737-200,737-300,757-200,767-200,MD-88,MD-90,L1011-500,747-200.Emerald Airlines - DC-9-10Hawaiian Airlines -(o/s) DC-10-10 or 30?, L1011KLM Royal Dutch Airlines - 747-400Lufthansa Airlines(o/s) - 727-200,737-200,DC10-30,747-300,AB300Midwest Express - DC-9-10Muse Air - MD80National Airlines (sun) - 727-100,727-200Northwest Airlines - A320Southwest Airlines (various schemes)- 737-200,737-300,737-700 Texas International - DC-9-10TWA (o/s) - 727-200United Airlines (o/s) - 767-200Happycapt :)

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Well you've got me beat already :-lolHere's my list anyway:Ansett Australia: BAe 146-200, 767-200, 767-300Kendell Airlines: Saab 340TAA(I think): Fokker F-27Sunstate Airlines (Qantaslink): Dash 8-100, Dash 8-300National Jet Systems (Qantaslink): BAe 146-200Transair: Bell 206Band there's maybe a few others that I've forgotKindest RegardsNathan PerryYeoDesigns Team - www.yeodesigns.comJetStar International VA - www.jetstarairlines.comhttp://www.yeodesigns.com/signatures/yeode...er-avsim2-1.jpg

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Hmmm let me see, I haven't been on that many different types but frequent the same kinds of aircraft all the time (especially Hawkair's Dash 8's haha)K, so I've been on:Air Canada (AC) 747-200AC 747-400AC 767-200/-200ERAC 767-300ERAC Jazz 146-200 (lots of times)Canadian Airlines (CP)/AC 737-200 (lots)CP DC10-30CP Fokker F.28 (yep alot of times on this one too)Wardair Canada 747-200Hawkair Dash 8-100 (but of course - I work for them)Central Mountain Air Beech 1900C/1900DCentral Mountain Air Super King Air 200British Airways 747-200British Airways 747-400British Airways 757-200British Airways 737-400British Midland A320-200British Midland 737-500Icelandair 757-200Not very many but I'm pleased. Mostly Boeing huh? Gotta get me on some Airbus I liked BMI's A320 it was sweet. Anywayz, peace to the geese boyz hahaLocal Air is Better Air- www.hawkair.ca ICEY THAT, ICEY THIS!ICEY NECK, ICEY WRISTICEY CRIS, ICE THA SEA 6!

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OK, well in no particular order!!BAE SYSTEMS Corporate fleet: BAe 146-200; ATPUnited Airlines: 777-200bmi british midland: Airbus A320; A321British Airways: 737-300; 737-400Lufthansa: A320; A340-200KLMuk: Fokker 100KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: 767-300Air Kazakstan: Boeing 737-200; Tupolev Tu-154Berkut Air: Yak-40BAe Warton Flying Club: Piper WarriorI think that's it!! Short but sweet list!

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My airline flying adventures began back in 1975, my first airline flight was on a Braniff International Flying Colours 727-200(Green), traveling from BRO(Brownsville,TX) to IAH(Houston,TX). The most memorable flight was on Delta Airlines 747, from DFW-LAX. What made this flight special is that it was my first ride in a 747. It later turned out that Delta Airlines used the 747(domestic flights) for a very short period of time and I was lucky enough to fly on this bird.Hope to see more fellow simmers post their records.Fausto (happycapt)

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American Trans Air = ATA (no affiliation with American Airlines)ATA- 727-200, 737-800 w/ winglets, 757-200, 757-300, Saab 340, L1011, L1011-500American Airlines- 757-200, 727-200Aero Condor- Cessna 172 (in Peru)Southwest Airlines- 737-300, 737-700, 737-200SEE! NO AIRBUS!!! If it ain't Boeing, I ain't Going!Paul Meyer - Morris, C09status.php?id=810173&indicator=OD1&a=a.jhttp://www.flightsimnetwork.com/dcforum/Us...7b45404593a.jpg

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OK... Here goes.... It's by no means complete, but you'll get the idea. I'll break it down by aircraft, then by airline, as I've lost track of where, when, what and how I've flown over the past 40 years:Aircraft:Boeing: 707,727 (all variants), 737/200-700, 747-200, 757, 767Douglas: DC-8-6x, DC-9, DC-10, MD-8x, MD-9xLockheed: L1011, ElectraBAC 1-11Airbus: A300, A319 & A320Fokker: F100Canadair: CRJ 200BAE: 146, JetstreamBeech: 1900ATR: 42 & 72Shorts: 330 and 360Swearingen: MetrolinerDeHavilland: Dash 8Dornier: 328Embraer: 120Cessna: 40xAirlines:AA, Aircal, Air Canada, AWA, Avensa, British Caledonian, Delta, USAir, United, Continental, NWA, ATA, PSA, SWA, Lufthansa, Austrian, Mexicana, Taesa, Pan Am, TWA, Transinternational, Western Pacific Commuter Airlines:Mesaba, Mesa, Horizon, Comair The rest of the details are a bit fuzzy, but I've flown on most variants of the Boeing, Lockheed and Douglas aircraft listed...Oh, and my last flight was on the 17th--a SWA 737-700....

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Hi Happycapt,Which were the best and worst flights? And why? Best service? Any incidents?Given the large sample of airlines/aircraft, it might be interesting to know those that are memorable :)Thanks,Bruce.

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Ok here I go.... that's going to be quite a list (I've flown a looottt in my life, cause we also moved a lot)!! And i can only count those I remebered (cause I flew with 2 months old the first time)!! http://www.aerosite.net/logos/austrian.gif: Airbus A320, Boeing MD80 (81,82,87), Fokker 70, Fokker 50http://www.aerosite.net/logos/tyrolean.gif: Dash-8 (100,300), CRJhttp://www.aerosite.net/logos/lufthansa.gif: Airbus A300, Airbus A310, Airbus A320, Airbus A340, Boeing 737 (200,300,500), Boeing 747-200, Fokker 50, CRJ (CityLine)http://www.aerosite.net/logos/klm.gif: Boeing 737(300,400,800), Fokker 70 (Cityhopper), Dornier 328(Alps/Air Engiadina/Swisswings)http://www.aerosite.net/logos/swissair.gif: Airbus A310, Airbus A320, Boeing 747-300, Boeing MD-11, Boeing MD81, Douglas DC10, Fokker 100http://www.aerosite.net/logos/swiss_airlines.gif (incl. Crossair): Boeing MD83, Saab 340 & 2000, Avro RJ85 & 100http://www.aerosite.net/logos/sas_old.gif: Boeing MD80 (was some code-share of Austrian I think...i was 5 years so no idea *lol* LOWL - EDDF)http://www.aerosite.net/logos/sabena.gif: Airbus A310, Airbus A330-200, Boeing 737-200, Fokker 28, Avro RJ85http://www.aerosite.net/logos/virginexpress.gif: Boeing 737-300http://www.aerosite.net/logos/american.gif: Boeing 727, Boeing 757, ATR-42 (Am. Eagle)http://www.aerosite.net/logos/delta_widget.gif: Lockheed L1011 (1,500), Boeing 757http://www.aerosite.net/logos/amerwest.gif: Boeing 737-200http://www.aerosite.net/logos/southwest1.gif: Boeing 737-300http://www.aerosite.net/logos/tower.gif: Boeing 747 (100,200)http://www.aerosite.net/logos/varig_80s.gif: Boeing 737-300, Boeing 767-300, Boeing 747-300, Douglas DC-10, Boeing MD-11http://www.aerosite.net/logos/vasp.gif: Boeing 737 (200,300), Boeing MD-11http://www.aerosite.net/logos/transbrasil.gif: Boeing 737-300, Boeing 767 (200ER,300ER)http://www.aerosite.net/logos/riosul80s.gif: Fokker 50Aero Asia (in Pakistan): BAC 1-11http://www.aerosite.net/logos/pakistan.gif: Airbus A300, Airbus A310, Boeing 747-300http://www.aerosite.net/logos/thai.gif: can't remember which aircraft...http://www.aerosite.net/logos/singapore.gif: Boeing 747-200http://www.aerosite.net/logos/aeroflot.gif: Iljushin Il-62http://www.aerosite.net/logos/tarom.gif: Iljushin Il-62http://www.aerosite.net/logos/InterSky.gif: Dash 8-300QDeutsche Luftwaffe*: Boeing 707------------------------------------------Well that was all i can remember... maybe I have also forgotten something *lol*!!! On Friday I will be able to add the Airbus A321 to my Austrian Airlines list(*)= At that time we lived in Romania and my dad sent us out, because of the revolution in 1989 with the German LuftwaffeUnforgetable experiences:First time in upper-deck: 1998 Boston-Zurich Swissair Boeing 747-300First flight alone: 1999 Berlin-Vienna Austrian Airlines Boeing MD-87The absolut best flight: 2001 Vienna - D

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hope i can remember them all....Continental -> B732, B733, B735, B73G, B738, B752, MD80, ERJ145United -> B732, B735, B727, B742, B763, B777, DC10, DC-8-71, A319Northwest -> B727, DC10, A320, DC-9Pan Am -> B727Braniff -> B727 (green & blue)Western -> B720American -> B707, B727Hawaiian -> DC-9Aloha -> B732Wright -> Convair 640USAir -> B733, B734, DC-9-30, A319 USAir Express -> Dornier 328...almost forgot Southwest -> B732, B733, B73G

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Hi Bruce:Amazingly with the amount of airlines/aircraft types I have flown on, I remember most of the flights...I am an airline fanatic. Many times I would purchase a ticket and fly somewhere for the weekend, spotting with my camcorder...just for the fun of it. If I felt like flying on a DC10, I would get my OAG booklet and look up DC10 flights in my region. I did this sort of thing with AA MD11, TWA 727, United 767 in one weekend. It was a fun weekend flying around in 3 different airlines/aircraft types.Anyway, the best flight(s)? Its hard to say, they were all mostly great flights, however, the Delta 747-200 flight was memorable and special for me. It was my first ride in a 747 from DFW-LAX. I still have my DL plastic wings the FA gave me...this was back in 1976. I also remember my first flight on Braniff International Flying Colors, (red/gold). This flight took place in 1975, from Brownsville TX(BRO) to Houston,TX(IAH). My father took the family to DisneyWorld and it was the first time I had flown anywhere with my grandmother. On the return flight, we flew on a blue Braniff jet. I distinctly remember the interior of the jet...sky-blue pax. window panels. My most memorable flight? When I was 14 years old, I ran away(AWOL) from a military school I was attending(Marine Military Academy-Harlingen,TX). The airport is located right next to the school. On a Sunday afternoon, I went over to the airport, purchased a $20 ticket with cash on Southwest Airlines..no ID required and away I went. I flew from Harlingen to San Antonio, had dinner at the airport, then caught another SWA flight to Houston(hobby). The police were waiting for me at the gate in HOU. My flying adventure was over. You must understand how difficult it was to be in that school. Being located next to the airport, I had to watch SWA and AA jets take-off everyday, really making it that much more difficult to say "NO". Anyway, those two flights(Delta/SWA) were the most memorable for me.The worst flights? There are two of them...American Airlines and Delta Airlines. I had just arrived from Long Beach into DFW to make a connection to Harlingen. AA overbooked my connecting flight. Yup, I was bumped off and I was ticked off(it had never happened to me before). AA put me up at the DFW airport hotel for the night...I was still ticked off...Never really enjoyed flying with American since then. I know this doesn't sound like much of an experience, but for me, it was enough. Another bad flight was on Delta Airlines MD88 from Cincinnati to DFW. We all boarded the flight and then sat there for over an hour. It was a completely full flight...not comfortable at all. The weather was ok. As we sat at the gate, the FA's began to hand out our lunch bags...pretty lame...I felt like I was in grade school all over again. Lunch bags? What happened to in-flight meals? Anyway, after sweating so much, no air conditioning while the aircraft sat at the gate, I'd had enough. I told the FA I wanted off this aircraft. She refused because they were about to pushback....15 minutes later. I think she didn't want other passengers to follow me off the plane. It turned out that a bolt under the captain's seat was loose and the seat wasn't stable enough for a flight. We had to wait for the technicians to come in and fix the seat for him.The best service? There are two of them. Hawaiian Airlines and Midwest Express. Hawaiian was having a special from LAX to HNL...round trip first class - $600. I booked it. The interior of the DC10(outbound flight)was not too impressive..AA interior? The service though was outstanding and the in-flight meal was the most tasteful meal I had ever had on a any flight. It was very good...I almost wrote the airline for the recipe. On the inbound flight to LAX, it was on an L1011. The interior decor was pure Hawaiian...the second you stepped on board, you felt like you were already in Hawaii. Again, the in-flight service was outstanding. Another airline who gets my thumbs up for service is Midwest Express. I read an article about this airline in "Airways Magazine" and lucky enough, they(airline) began services out of San Antonio(hometown). Their DC91-10 was a little small but the interior layout was fantastic. Their in-flight service was outstanding. The meals were excellent and top notch for the airline industry...(my personal opinion)Incidents? There are two of them(both TOGA)...never life-threatening...I think. The first one was in 1985 on a Alitalia Airbus 300, flying from Rome to Paris. We were on final approach to CDG and just as the aircraft was about to touch down on the runway, the crew full-throttled it and executed TOGA. The captain later explained that another aircraft had mistakenly crossed the runway while we were on final. Good work by the cockpit crew. Another TOGA incident was in 1986 on a Southwest Airlines flight from San Antonio to Houston(Hobby). I'll never forget this flight. I was sitting in the last row of the 737-200, and it was a full flight. The lady next me was nervous because she had only flown a couple of times in her life. Throughout the flight, I explained to her about the operations during flight, hoping to get her to relax a little. As we were approaching the Hobby airport area, I noticed that we were approaching from a direction that I didn't recognize. I have flown into Hobby hundreds of times and know the layout of the runways. As we were approaching, I mentioned to the scared lady(BIG MISTAKE) that I had never approached from this direction, and that according to my memory, there wasn't a runway aligned from this direction. Sure enough, we were about a half a mile away, maybe less and the crew full throttled it and executed TOGA. The lady next to me grabbed a barf bag and let it all out. Upon our landing, the crew never explained why they executed TOGA...I knew why, there was no runway for us to land on, coming from the direction we were coming in from. Were the pilots not familiar with the airport? Maybe they attempted to land on a taxiway? Weird either way. We ended up approaching a valid runway on the second attempt.Most of the flights I have been on were uneventful and satisfying for me. The most terrifying flight for me was on a Southwest Airlines flight from Harlingen to San Antonio. The flight was suppose to depart at 19:05 (7:05p.m.) but severe thunderstorms in the San Antonio area delayed the flight 3 hours. It got to the point where SWA agents told us at the gate(HRL) that this flight may land in San Antonio but if the weather kept up, the flight would be re-routed to Corpus Christi. It was not a guranteed flight to SAT. Many passengers decided not to take the flight. Well, you guessed it, I chose to stick it out. We took off at about 21:30(9:30p.m.) As I looked toward the north(direction we were flying), I could see lightning. About 15 minutes into the flight, we hit some turbulance that I had never felt before. A downdraft or windshear caused the aircraft to drop severly. I remember sitting in my seat and my arms went up in the air as we hit this windshear. It was truly a rush...heart thumping. As we entered the storm, the turbulance got worse and worse. These storm tops were 40,000ft high, so there was no way in going around them. The pilots kept us at 17,000 feet(according to the in-flight announcement) throughout the entire flight. It was raining so hard, I could barely see the wingtip nav. light. You could hear the rain hitting the aircraft. Lots of thunder and a spectacular lightning show. I remembering thinking to myself, "why did I stay on this flight?" We finally arrived into SAT and I was glad to have my feet on the ground. What scared me on this flight was not the lack of skill on behalf of the pilots(resulting in a crash) but the shear strength of these storms...I guess the pilots felt it was ok to continue on to SAT...The weather in SAT had already cleared by the time we arrived.Whew....well, thats it for now. This post is long enough. I could type for the next several weeks, telling my airline stories...Lets hear some stories from you all...what was your worst/scariest flight(s)? What airline provided the best service?Regards,Fausto (happycapt)

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I can recall my most memorable flights...I was returning from JFK in 1980, flying out to SFO, on a UAL 747-200. We were chasing the sunset most of the way, and soon found ourselves in the midwest. In the distance, perhaps 30-40 miles. was a line of thunderstorms.... We flew parallel to this line of storms for well over an hour, and I recall it being the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. Nonstop flashes of lightning, lighting up the clouds against the just fallen sun... I swear I saw every shade of white and blue one could imagine.I have easily logged over a million miles since that flight, but I cannot recall any which has come close to the display that nature put on for me.My "longest haul" hours wise was on a charter--a TransInternational DC-8-6x, which I was returning home on after a visit to Europe in '77. We first took off in the early morning out of Munich, but had to fly to Vienna to pick up more passengers. Then, we flew out against headwinds, stopping first in Shannon, then Gander, before finally reaching JFK as the sun was falling. I've flown on non-stops to Europe from the West Coast which were of shorter duration than that marathon flight. It added up to over 16 hours....And the process of booking a flight changed my life. I was due to fly home from Mexico, to spend a brief weekend in the states before returning to work with another client in the Mexican resort of Huatulco. But the client I was with at the time thought they could show me a better time than "a couple of long flights and doing laundry at home", so they invited me to stay on at their expense, and fly straight to my next client after the weekend. In order to change the ticket, I had to deal with the airline--Mexicana--directly vs. through my travel agent. I walked into the office, and to make a long story short, the girl who took care of my reticketing has been my wife for over eight years.Aviation has been a memorable part of my life.

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allright! i could talk about this for days.....best meal i ever had on a flight was on a United 747-200 flying from LAX - ITO (Hilo HI). i still have the inflight menu tucked away somewhere.my worst experience came on a USAirways A319 from Denver - Charlotte. only because the service was S L O W. i was thirsty...VERY thirsty. they couldnt get me any water until it was basically my turn...in other words, until the beverage cart came past me. i even asked another FA who insisted it would "just be a little while". it seemed like i didnt get my drink until we were almost over Tennessee! man, that sucked.on a Northwest DC10 flight from MSP - LAX i had a guy in the seat in front of me that insisted it be reclined all the way....fine....BUT he must've thought it reclined a lot more cuz for the entire flight he kept trying to PUSH the damn seat farther and farther....hey buddy, thats my nose!! my most comfortable flight was last summer, flying a United 777 between LAX - ORD. 1st time on a 777, sat in economy and loved it. altho the 1st part of this flight was a bummer. boarded the plane 1 hour late at ORD (which actually was great because earlier they said it wasn't going at all!)...then sat on a taxiway for a LONG time while the crew struggled with an engine indicator. actually started heading BACK to the gate when the crew decided to "reboot" the plane...basically shut it completely down and restart it. we finally left for LAX 3 hrs late....thank god it was a 777!my most memorable airline experience actually happened when i was around 14. i used to take 1 day a month and catch the bus at the end of my street to the airport and spend an entire day spotting on the observation deck. every now and then i would get the nerve to ask the pilots if i could see the cockpit. on this day, a North Central CV580 pilot invited me in... he gave me the best tour anyone could ever ask for, he even gave me a pancake breakfast as we both sat in the cabin and ate.to this day i give my North Central pilot friend all the credit for my aviation interest and knowhow.whew....now back to work.chris

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hey happycapt!! I'm a total airline/aircraft fanatic, too ;-)!! I even have flown short routes like Vienna- Linz (150 km) or Berlin - Hamburg (they were cheap) just to fly!! Or once I flew Berlin - London, not to see London, cause i wanted to fly and it was cheap (Virgin Express) :-lolI also always try to book indirekt flights :-lol, cause then I got 2 flights instead of 1 flight going the way in!! My favorite aircrafts:Long-Haul: Airbus A340 <-- in my opinion the most beautiful aircraft in the world.... it has a very elegant look when taking off and cruising with those flexing wingsShort/Medium-Haul: Airbus A320 <-- which i think is better than the 737NGRegional: Fokker 70 <-- looks kinda cute doesn't it ;-) and also flies very quiet and smoothOh by the way happycapt... Lufthansa never operated the Boeing 747-300Greets,LufthansaA340

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>hey happycapt!! I'm a total airline/aircraft fanatic, too >;-)!! I even have flown short routes like Vienna- Linz (150 >km) or Berlin - Hamburg (they were cheap) just to fly!! Or >once I flew Berlin - London, not to see London, cause i >wanted to fly and it was cheap (Virgin Express) :-lol >I also always try to book indirekt flights :-lol, cause then >I got 2 flights instead of 1 flight going the way in!! >My favorite aircrafts: >Long-Haul: Airbus A340 <-- in my opinion the most beautiful >aircraft in the world.... it has a very elegant look when >taking off and cruising with those flexing wings >Short/Medium-Haul: Airbus A320 <-- which i think is better >than the 737NG >Regional: Fokker 70 <-- looks kinda cute doesn't it ;-) and >also flies very quiet and smooth >>Oh by the way happycapt... Lufthansa never operated the >Boeing 747-300 >>Greets, >LufthansaA340 Hi LufthansaA340:If it wasn't a 747-300, then it was a 200. It definitely wasn't a 400 series...1983? It didn't have the winglets. Anyway, thanks for pointing this out. After all of these years, I thought it was a 747-300... :) Their roundtrip route was FRA-DFW-MEX-DFW-FRA.Fausto (happycapt)

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Hi,"I also always try to book indirekt flights , cause then I got 2 flights instead of 1 flight going the way in!! "It's funny how we aviation nuts are. Most people would walk a crooked mile to get around a 2 leg flight. I also go for the multiple hops whever I can! Also- I always try for a window seat over the wing. Most people think this sucks, as it gets in the way of looking down at the ground. But a wing in flight is one of those most wonderful sights to those of us who appreciate it. And if you get a big engine as well, that's a bonus!Whenever we travel my wife is sure that I've lost it :)Bruce.

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I remember taking a weekend flying trip just for the fun of flying. It began on a Thursday afternoon. I booked an American Airlines MD80 flight from HRL(Harlingen) to DFW. I spent the night at the DFW airport hotel...high floor overlooking the runways..excellent. The next morning, I hopped on an American Airlines MD-11(first MD11 flight for me)and flew to Chicago(ORD). I stayed at the ORD airport hotel..high floor overlooking the runways...excellent. The next morning (Saturday), I hopped on a TWA 727-200 and flew from ORD to JFK. Great view of NYC as we approached JFK. I stayed at the Holiday Inn at JFK. High floor...overlooking the runways...excellent. It was neat to see so many different international airlines arriving and departing. The next morning, I hopped on a United Airlines 767-200 and flew back to ORD from JFK. The crew on this flight was based in England...British accents. This particular flight arrived earlier that morning from London. Upon arriving at ORD, I quickly discovered the mess. There were airplanes and people everywhere. Flights were delayed. Apparently, there was bad weather in the southern region of the country. ORD is a nasty looking place when flights get delayed/backed up. It was chaotic...to say the least. I was scheduled to fly out that afternoon on an American Airlines DC10-10, but the flight was delayed by more than three hours, preventing me from making my connection in Dallas. I was tired and so I decided to take the next AA flight out to anywhere. Amazingly, I was able to get a seat on an AA MD80 to San Antonio,TX not DFW. In this type of situation, you are lucky if you can get a seat on anything. I was blessed...I was leaving this chaotic airport. I arrived San Antonio at about 11:30p.m. and checked into a hotel. I caught the first SWA flight to Harlingen the next morning(8:55a.m.) and made it to work on time. Whew. Anyway, this is just but one of my weekend flying adventures. One trip I would have loved to have done is the Concorde from JFK to London. But for the price of one roundtrip Concorde ticket, I could fly on 10 different airliners(roundtrip).....

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>Hi, >>"I also always try to book indirekt flights , cause then I >got 2 flights instead of 1 flight going the way in!! " >>It's funny how we aviation nuts are. Most people would walk >a crooked mile to get around a 2 leg flight. I also go for >the multiple hops whever I can! >>Also- I always try for a window seat over the wing. Most >people think this sucks, as it gets in the way of looking >down at the ground. But a wing in flight is one of those >most wonderful sights to those of us who appreciate it. And >if you get a big engine as well, that's a bonus! >>Whenever we travel my wife is sure that I've lost it :) >>Bruce. >>Hi Bruce:I'm glad to see that I am not the only "nut" who does these sort of things...LOL I always try to get a seat towards the rear of the aircraft...this way I have a partial wing view and I can still see the scenery down below. Its a little more bumpy in the rear, but that just adds to the excitement of flying. My favorite route is: Southwest Airlines from DAL-SAT-HRL-HOU-DAL. I call this "the diamond route". Check it out on a map and you'll understand why.Take care.Fausto (happycapt)Fausto (happycapt)

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Hi Fausto,I think we're all a bit nuts here! I think you have to be to do what we do :)"I call this "the diamond route". Check it out on a map and you'll understand why."Looks like you might be from TX! :)Thanks,Bruce.

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JUL 1996: DL B752 OC OCT 1997: DL B752 OC DL B72S OC OCT 1998: SW B733 OC SW B732 OC OCT 1998: DL B72S NOC DL B752 NOC DL B733? NOC DL B72S OCNOV 1998: CO B733 CO DC-9JUL 1999: TWE J41 TWA MD-80 OC TWA DC-9 OC TWE AT7OCT 1999: DL B752 OC DL B72S NOC DL M80JUN 2000: SW B733 OC SW B73S OC NOV 2000: SW B733 OC SW B733 OCDEC 2000: SW B73S OC SW B733 OCMAY 2001: CO B735 JUL 2001: SW B73S OC SW B733 OC

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The airlines and aircraft types I have flowen on are as folows:JMC B757-200air Transat B757-200British Caladonian DC_10Britsih Midland B737-400Air 2000 B757-200BCM - B757-200easyJet B737-400GO! Airlines B737-400

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Now I can add the Airbus A321 to my Austrian Airlines and the Fokker 70 to my Tyrolean Airways list.... yeahAbsolutely outstanding flight with the A321 (OE-LBF "Wien") going LOWW - EDDT!!And the landing :-eek You could have a coke almost full on you're table and it wouldn't spillGreets,LufthansaA340

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