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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by TonyG on Tue Apr 3 00:20:15 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:19:01 2012.

Have you flown on a regional jet? Those things are awful (at least the Canadaair) ones.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Easy on Tue Apr 3 00:20:49 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:15:40 2012.

I guess that they would. They allow employees on the east coast to take the Acela. I think that we have some sort of corporate discount for it, but I'm not sure what the cost ends up being compared to rail.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:22:06 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by TonyG on Tue Apr 3 00:20:15 2012.

i have flown on them.

I enjoyed a flight to Montreal on a CRJ in 2006.

Also Dallas to Monterrey.

It appears I may never fly again though. But I won't bash flying.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:23:37 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Easy on Tue Apr 3 00:20:49 2012.

East Coast is different. NYC does not have convenient airports. ACELA makes sense. I'm not sure high cost rail will be the answer in California.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 00:23:52 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:22:06 2012.

I enjoyed a flight to Montreal on a CRJ in 2006.

I see somebody has money to blow...

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by WillD on Tue Apr 3 00:25:20 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:15:40 2012.

But would your company reimburse you for the extra cost and time of rail?

Your plane will be landing while high cost rail train is leaving Fresno.


What additional cost? The HSR line will more than likely be *cheaper* than any airline, especially for last minute travel.

And you couldn't be more wrong about the travel time. The airlines state a 1 hr 30 minute flight from LAX to Sacramento while the CHSRA will deliver a 2 hour 17 minute travel time after the Phase II system buildout. Even allowing just a half hour at the departure and arrival legs of the airline trip the high speed train will be at least 15 minutes faster.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 00:26:44 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:09:40 2012.

you have to troll the internet 24 hours before flying just to get the best boarding group

Kinda like how I have to troll the internet early to get the bank of seats near each other on every other airline? I've booked seats late enough that if I was travelling with a family, none of us would get seats together...

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by WillD on Tue Apr 3 00:28:14 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:23:37 2012.

NYC does not have convenient airports.

What convenient airport does LA have? Burbank? There will be a high speed rail station in the middle of the city next to it.

I'm not sure high cost speed rail will be the answer in California.

Only because you're a fool.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:28:51 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 00:23:52 2012.

Big deal. I've been on Intra-NYS flights. More than once too.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:29:22 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 00:23:52 2012.

I see somebody has money to blow...

???????????????

How does that make sense? Because I flew to Montreal on Air Canada in 2006?

Besides, I was wrong. I was on an Embraer.


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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Easy on Tue Apr 3 00:29:31 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 00:17:05 2012.

I once drove to and from Sacramento (the same place where I'm headed tomorrow actually) on the same day and also worked there for a few hours. It was a nightmare. Closed freeways, forgot something and had to go back home, and then snow in the Grapevine. I did get to listen to Coast to Coast for the first and last time in a long while. What a strange show that is.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:29:49 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 00:17:05 2012.

If you were a real roadgeek, you'd drive the PCH.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:30:45 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:28:51 2012.

Exactly. His statement makes no sense.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:32:15 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:29:22 2012.

That's still a regional jet though.

Have you flown on a turboprop?

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:33:12 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:32:15 2012.

I've also been on communist aircraft.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:33:15 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Easy on Tue Apr 3 00:29:31 2012.

That's one of the best things about being out on the road in the middle of the night. Coast to coast. The mood is right.

I remember hearing about the Russian scientists drilling in a lake that has not been touched in millions of years. Story broke at like 3 in the morning and I was hearing it on a dark road in South Carolina.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:34:04 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:32:15 2012.

I was on a turboprop in 2005 or 2006 between Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Easy on Tue Apr 3 00:35:49 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:29:49 2012.

Not to Sacramento.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:39:24 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:33:15 2012.

Do you think Coast to Coast would improve a drive down a spooky, haunted road like Clinton Road in NJ?

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Easy on Tue Apr 3 00:39:36 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:33:15 2012.

What I find annoying is that the guests say some pretty ridiculous things and instead of calling them on it the host agrees and encourages them. I did catch a little bit last week when I had to leave for work at 430 one day. Same as I remembered.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:39:51 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Easy on Tue Apr 3 00:35:49 2012.

D'OH!

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 00:57:57 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:29:22 2012.

How does that make sense? Because I flew to Montreal on Air Canada in 2006?

It's actually a reference to the fact that flying to Montreal or any Canadian city in general is rather expensive when compared to the equivalent distance in the United States. A quick search leads to roughly $300 to $400 fares from New York to Montréal, while a similar flight to say Pittsburgh is in the $150 to $200 range. Yes, they're super quick flights, but I'm not earning enough to justify paying average costs for a flight up there, so I'll deal with the Thruway and the Northway and admire the view on the way up.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Tue Apr 3 01:07:50 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:07:56 2012.

Vueling, a low cost carrier based in Spain, does that. You can either pay extra to buy in advance or they assign you a seat at the gate.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 01:07:55 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 00:33:15 2012.

That's one of the best things about being out on the road in the middle of the night.

No, that's what trance music is for, or BBC World Service on your satellite radio or iPhone/Android/Symbian/inferior mobile phone operating system from Cascadia. :-)

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Tue Apr 3 01:11:10 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Easy on Mon Apr 2 23:16:27 2012.

And I have a transatlantic flight later this week and a layover in Germany (EUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEUEU alert). Wish me luck!

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 01:15:43 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Tue Apr 3 01:11:10 2012.

And I have a transatlantic flight

Out of curiosity, which airline?

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Tue Apr 3 01:18:16 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 01:15:43 2012.

Not Southwest or JetBlue ;-)

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 01:29:01 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Tue Apr 3 01:18:16 2012.

Not Southwest or JetBlue

Ahh. For some reason, I was curious if you had joined the small numbers of people who fly between JFK and FRA on Singapore Airlines flights 25 & 26. High quality of service, but at below Lufthansa prices, and if one is now inclined, it's an Airbus A380. :-)

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 01:52:09 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 00:57:57 2012.

Thanks for responding to this post.

I was on a tight schedule when I went to Montreal. On return the flight was delayed six hours for weather in Canada and we landed in strong turbulence but it was clear in NYC and I enjoyed the flight.



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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:00:38 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:39:24 2012.

Perfect setting.

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UPDATE Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by TonyG on Tue Apr 3 02:00:41 2012, in response to I'm on a plane, posted by TonyG on Mon Apr 2 23:12:38 2012.

I'm now at home on my desktop. Landed safely. Wasn't able to ask the crew why our cruising altitude was so low.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:01:40 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Easy on Tue Apr 3 00:39:36 2012.

Yeah. Some of the guests are crazy. I like hour one which usually does not have a guest. Last hour is callers.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by TonyG on Tue Apr 3 02:02:54 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 01:07:55 2012.

Nah. Coast to coast is much more fun. Seriously, try it!

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:05:03 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 01:07:55 2012.

No, that's what trance music is for, or BBC World Service on your satellite radio or iPhone/Android/Symbian/inferior mobile phone operating system from Cascadia. :-)

LOL


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Re: UPDATE Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Apr 3 02:10:47 2012, in response to UPDATE Re: I'm on a plane, posted by TonyG on Tue Apr 3 02:00:41 2012.

Maybe they were afraid of blowing the cabin by going higher. :)

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Re: UPDATE Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by TonyG on Tue Apr 3 02:12:01 2012, in response to Re: UPDATE Re: I'm on a plane, posted by SelkirkTMO on Tue Apr 3 02:10:47 2012.

ROFL!

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by SMAZ on Tue Apr 3 02:13:46 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by TonyG on Tue Apr 3 00:11:58 2012.

Their workers are very friendly. I was put off by JetBlue when I flew them in August because their workers seemed indifferent at best and unfriendly at worst.

That's because SWA has a professional unionized workforce while jetBlue is composed of scabs and rejects.


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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:14:38 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by SMAZ on Tue Apr 3 02:13:46 2012.

That's because SWA has a professional unionized workforce while jetBlue is composed of scabs and rejects.

Sounds like your target on Thursday night will once again be in Queens.


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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by SMAZ on Tue Apr 3 02:19:17 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:14:38 2012.

and it won't even be organic.



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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 02:20:43 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:00:38 2012.

I drove down Clinton Rd in complete silence. Next time I'll play the soundtrack to a horror movie.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by SMAZ on Tue Apr 3 02:20:51 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:32:15 2012.

I hate turboprops.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:25:52 2012, in response to I'm on a plane, posted by TonyG on Mon Apr 2 23:12:38 2012.

Since jetBlue came up a few times in this thread, let's talk about them.

Why the hell did they move from Forest Hills to LIC?

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:26:38 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 00:33:12 2012.

Which communist aircraft?

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by SMAZ on Tue Apr 3 02:30:40 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:25:52 2012.

Why the hell did they move from Forest Hills to LIC?


The Queens Plaza area is in the tax-preferred LIC Business Improvement District and the Brewster Building was being vacated by MetLife.

Corporate welfare.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Apr 3 02:31:05 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:26:38 2012.

Yakovlev Yak-42D

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:34:26 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by SMAZ on Tue Apr 3 02:30:40 2012.

Unreal.

That area of LIC is already super congested and they keeping building more and more apartments and office space.

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by SMAZ on Tue Apr 3 02:44:43 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:34:26 2012.

That area of LIC is already super congested and they keeping building more and more apartments and office space.


I don't mind the new office space.

It's the new apartments that are stupid (and built like shit). Nowhere to park, no new schools, etc.
The ridiculous hotels in Historic SMAZville.
In the old days we would have blown up those construction sites.

The place was better off in the past when after the office and factory workers went home, the hookers would take over.
Unlike the new tofu-eating, lacrosse-loving wannabe-yuppie scum from Nebraska, at least the whores were friendly and I knew them all by name and where they came from.



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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by salaamallah@hotmail.com on Tue Apr 3 02:44:52 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by Easy on Mon Apr 2 23:16:27 2012.

take any pics of the light rail there ?
: )

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 02:49:08 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by TonyG on Tue Apr 3 02:02:54 2012.

Nah. Coast to coast is much more fun. Seriously, try it!

Nah, I need something to either keep me up (uptempo pop, trance/dance music) or something to keep me from speeding too much and missing the State Police (BBC World Service). No need for crazy people crap. :-)

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Re: I'm on a plane

Posted by LuchAAA on Tue Apr 3 02:50:03 2012, in response to Re: I'm on a plane, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Tue Apr 3 02:49:08 2012.

What's crazy about what the Russian scientists are doing?

Or talking about the universe(or multiverse)?

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