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User currently offlineStarAlliance38 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1447 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

Do you have some interesting little known facts about airlines? Share it with us!

Did you know, US Airways is the largest operator of the Airbus jet?


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User currently offlineNG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3493 times:

OS will be second operator worldwide of wingletted 767. No idea who the first is.
SU operates world's longest 767 sector SVO-LAX.

NG1Fan


User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2485 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3481 times:



Quoting StarAlliance38 (Thread starter):
Do you have some interesting little known facts about airlines? Share it with us!

An apparently well known fact to the travelling public and relatively unknown to the airline staff is that the airlines actually control the weather. There is a hangar that it used solely for that purpose at each airline's hub.

XJR



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4994 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3459 times:



Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 1):

OS will be second operator worldwide of wingletted 767. No idea who the first is.

Should be AA, right?



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17321 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3387 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 3):
Should be AA, right?

Think that it is AA also!!



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26691 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3351 times:



Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 1):
SU operates world's longest 767 sector SVO-LAX.

Sorry, that's not correct. LY operates the 767-200ER nonstsop TLV-MIA which is about 500 nm further than SVO-LAX.


User currently offlineB777Neuss From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3285 times:

HI,

LH does not own the tyres of their own aircraft, they are all leased but don´t ask me from which company.

PS: I don´t know if other airlines handle it the same way.
And LH only own aircraft, LH does not lease.

B777Neuss

[Edited 2008-01-26 10:55:55]

User currently offlineUalcsr From United States of America, joined May 2006, 487 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3253 times:



Quoting XJRamper (Reply 2):
An apparently well known fact to the travelling public and relatively unknown to the airline staff is that the airlines actually control the weather.

 rotfl 

If I could have a dollar for every idiot that just couldn't believe we were delaying for WX, I'd be rich. "I just called my wife and it's not raining at our house", "Clear blue skies outside" (as you hear lightning striking in the background).


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17321 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3248 times:



Quoting B777Neuss (Reply 6):
LH does not own the tyres of their own aircraft, they are all leased but don´t ask me from which company.

That is really interesting fact!!



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineFaustino927 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 263 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Easter Airlines was the first US airline to order and use the Airbus A300.
That Pan Am was the first airline to use the B747SP.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26691 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

AC (when still TCA) was the first airline in North America to operate turbine-powered aircraft when they put their first Vickers Viscount into service on April 1, 1955.

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