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Airlines With Only Wing Mounted Engines....  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2911 times:

What major airlines have NEVER flown aircraft with tail mounted engines?

The only one that comes to mind is HP, but I'm sure there are others.




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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6292 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2892 times:

JetBlue, Cochise, Apache and Ransom, come quickly to mind.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6292 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2890 times:

BTW, you can exclude HP if you count wet leases. ATA operated L-1011s for them on the PHX-HNL route for a couple months.


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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Again, I stress MAJOR airlines. Otherwise we'll get a blitz of tiny prop carriers!

Jetblue, however, counts!



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User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Imiss....

Point well taken! My bad!



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Nobody had better mention Southwest who knows Southwest, because they had a 727 at one time (charter only, but still in their colors)


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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

IMissPiedmont-

well what does HP have to do with ata? as i recall, except for AWA Express, they have not operated anything other then wing mountain engines. also, AWA express, is not aircraft owned by HP.



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User currently offlineLutfi From China, joined Sep 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2856 times:

Smartarse answer.

Nobody. There is a thing called an "APU" (Auxilliary Power Unit) in the tail of aircraft with wing mounted engines. It is a small jet engine, that is tail mounted...


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4568 posts, RR: 41
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Qantas Airways
Virgin Blue

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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2851 times:

what about virgin atlantic?


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6292 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

747-311. I did write that ATA operated a wet lease for HP using the L10.

Sorry Zrs70, I missed the major in your question. Of course if you lived in Kingman AZ when Cochise was flying you might have considered it a major carrier.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 84
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2840 times:

Qantas has operated DC-9s in the past if I'm not mistaken, and they operate the 717.

I think its pretty safe to say there are no US based majors that never operated a tail mounted engine.

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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6292 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Maybe no current US majors but I don't think Capital ever operated any aircraft with tail mounted engines. Today it would be called a regional carrier but at the time it was pretty big. Maybe Chicago & Southen also?


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4568 posts, RR: 41
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2809 times:

Gigneil - Qantas have not operated the DC-9 in the past, and the 717s are operated by Impulse (a Qantas subsidiary trading as QantasLink).

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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2791 times:
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OK, this is almost like saying "Airlines with the name 'Air' in their titles".


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User currently offlineScottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6761 posts, RR: 32
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2784 times:

Um, according to USDOT, jetBlue is NOT a major airline yet.

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

Virgin Blue is one that comes to mind. QANTAS operate the 717- yeah i know Impulse actually own the planes but they are painted in QF colours and are classified as part of QF's fleet therefore QF has operated rear-engined aircraft! QANTAS has never operated DC-9's, that was TAA and Ansett that flew them in the 1970's-80's.

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