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  • #31
    Re: Denver Blizzard

    Gone are the Denver blizzards. Today is brilliant blue without cloud or wind. Today is a reward of rapturous view. Snow hanging from every car, tree, artifice, and grag. Snow pushed and piled into heaps that hide trucks and occasionally buildings. God's foretold Glory of heaven may not be prettier, nor as pristine as Denver is today.

    As in the rest of life, our worry and harsh treatment has reward. Saturday in Denver. However, watchout. As this storm heads east, you'll find it amazingly furious and yet benevolent in the end. Yes, just like life.
    With regards;
    ED OBRIEN

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    • #32
      Re: Denver Blizzard

      Beautiful sun here had a couple of fellows stop by with fuselages and such headed from Mass to Wis . had a good tour of the area and away they went. Got to fly this morning , did Bar-B-Q ribs this afternoon, ah life is Good , 60's on temps. YEAH NE Ohio Dec 30.
      Last edited by Forrest Barber; 01-01-2007, 17:31.
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      • #33
        Re: Denver Blizzard

        Stuck here in the departure hall at LV McCarran, waiting for our arrival slot at O'Hare. As many predicted, the wx has turned cr@p there.

        Ho Hum.

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        • #34
          Re: Denver Blizzard

          What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.... and today that is Bob.

          Sorry, it was too easy a joke and I'm too weak to not use it.
          With regards;
          ED OBRIEN

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          • #35
            Rob gets home, eventually..

            Here's the whole story of a simple two-flight trip from Las Vegas to Manchester, England. By the way, to all you US folks, thanks very much for letting me visit your lovely country again...I do like the high desert lands of Utah & Arizona. My last visit to these parts was late 2000, and I have missed them. We did some interesting hikes..the winter's the best time to visit this region by far.

            We arrived at Las Vegas airport early enough Sunday morning to get bumped onto the earlier O'Hare flight (great, we thought...more time to ensure our connexion at O'Hare)

            Well the flight was delayed for ninety minutes before we boarded due to wx at Chicago...and we spent an additional two hours on the tarmac at Vegas, pushed back from the gate, unable to get off for some nosh or to reshedule our onward flight.

            As a result of this delay, we arrived in Chicago in the most glorious evening weather. Do you know, I even think we were the last so-called "delayed" flight in. Ted (or United, whatever) made absolutely no effort to ensure that onward arrangements were being made. Poor show, United Airlines.

            We had a whole half-hour to change terminal at O'Hare, get a boarding pass and then to the gate (why we couldn't be given the onward flight boarding pass at LV is beyond me...this Star Alliance thing is cr@p). Needless to say, we didn't make it....the conversation goes something like this:

            A polite Check-in lass: "But of course, Mr Lees, we can re-schedule you for the next BMI flight to Manchester"

            Me: "When is that?"

            "Why, this time tomorrow, of course!"

            Talk about expletives!


            But she did kindly get us on a Swissair flight to Zurich so we could get the Zurich - Manchester flight on the Greek airline Helvetica, arriving only 4 hours after the original BMI time of arrival. We had a rather nice meal on Swissair, with METAL CUTLERY, inclusive beers & wine, you US & UK airlines note. Actually, I could do Swissair again. Only 40 or so pax on the plane, being the new year flight, so we could lie down & get proper shut-eye.

            We eventually got to Manchester, but our bags did not. So we drove home with a claim receipt in our grubby hands.

            Just for Ed (and to return to the original thread title), here's what Denver looked like as we passed by at 39,000 feet (the city is the smudge in the middle). The whole of the flat eastern bit of Colorado was covered in a white blanket...quite stunning. I spent 6 months working there in the early eighties, so fond memories for me.


            Happy New Year to you all.

            Rob

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            • #36
              Re: Denver Blizzard

              It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....2007,before I get out. The snowplows finally got to my road the day before this last storm. I had just enough time to re-supply food and firewood before I got snowed in again. Now, the road is twice as bad because the V-plow opening made for a sixteen-foot drift, instead of an eight.

              Talk about cabin fever! The sky is a cloudless, beautiful blue and I'm still stuck! They say bald is beautiful. I hope whoever "they" are, they're right. I'm pulling mine out from frustration! Ed....do you have any connections in high places within the El Paso County Road Department? Can use all the help I can get...I LIKE having hair.

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              • #37
                Re: Denver Blizzard

                Swissair went bust more than 2 years ago. Surely you mean Swiss (Lufthansa).

                Cheers
                jCandlish

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                • #38
                  Re: Denver Blizzard

                  Hi John, I thought you'd come out of the woodwork...

                  The Airbus had the Swiss cross on the tail & winglets, so I assumed...

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                  • #39
                    Re: Denver Blizzard

                    Hi Rob

                    I'm back in the USA flying my airplane form Stewart's Field (40I) in OH.

                    In a very bizarre way Swiss hired an artist to re-design the the fleet colors after the re-orginization. The ended up (only!) changing the dimensions of the white cross, the bars are now slightly narrower than the flag standard.

                    They went broke again after that, and now the cheques are drawn on Lufthansa.

                    Cheers
                    jCandlish
                    Last edited by jCandlish; 01-01-2007, 18:28. Reason: correct spelling

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                    • #40
                      Re: Denver Blizzard

                      I remember when USAIR changed to USAIRWAYS. They spent a bajillion dollars repainting all the planes to add "ways".

                      They probably had a consulting firm come in and choose the new name.

                      No wonder they are all going broke!!
                      John 3728T

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