FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 15 Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
Back in the day...PSA used a pair of L-1011s on the LAX -SFO, then overnight at SAN for maintenance.
This system lasted about a year, then the Tristar was grounded due to the fuel crunch of the '70s.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
Theres a few more miles in MSP-MSP then DTW-GRR. 296 vs 126.
NW, in the 80's, did fly DTW-ORD with DC 10 as did UA...... and AA over time with the 10 and 767 .....distance 237 miles
Wife and I I was booked on a AA 767 summer of 90. It crapped out and AA put us on NW.
AA DC 10's, also flew DTW-BUF, 230miles, when the rear cargo door blew out. This was 1973 I think.
NW also did 747's(one a day) on the DTW-ORD route for a short time.
If you want to back up in time, don't forget the L 1011's between MIA and FLL in the 70's.
Whats that around.... 35 miles or so? Somethink like that.
As far as today, I do not know who has the shortest widebody trip in North America. However,
I will learn thanks to A-net.
reference on flight history...old O.A.G.s
reference on milage....NWA website
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1726 posts, RR: 6 Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1931 times:
There were tons of widebody flights within the state of Florida back in the 70's and 80's.. TPA-MIA- FLL-MCO all had widebodies between them... National DC-10s, EAL L-1011's NW DC-10's and even Western Airlines flew a DC-10 between FLL and MIA for a short time...Talk about a short widebody flight!
My definition of continental U.S. is the lower 48...I may be wrong but I was always under the impression that the term always excluded Alaska and Hawaill...
CitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2312 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
Quoting Analog (Reply 19): Last time I checked Alaska was part of the same continent as the contiguous "lower" 48 states.
I was responding to Reply #10, which stated that Hawaii should be included. Hawaii is definitely not in the continental US.
I agree that Alaska is on the continent, however the definition of continental US commonly refers to the 48 states:
" The continental United States commonly refers to the 48 contiguous states located on the central part of the North American continent, plus the District of Columbia, and so does not include Alaska and Hawaii." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_United_States
Analog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
Quoting CitationJet (Reply 22): The US Geological Survey defines continental US as "Continental United States. The continental United States (or CONUS) means the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia."
Isn't it great when a group of words is used counter to its obvious logical meaning?
I'd love to see a lawsuit try to use the fact that Alaska is not in North America. It's legally true, right?
The US gov't says the tomato is not a fruit. That doesn't make it true. (Yes, the tomato is a fruit. It's a berry.)
25 CitationJet: The question about geographic interpretation applies to the basic definition of continents. Recently an A.net thread asked about flights to all the w
26 YULWinterSkies: So, no SFO-LAX widebody? All it takes is a few mergers imho... How many flights per day on SFO-LAX? What is true? That it is legally not in North Amer
27 Cubsrule: I've traveled extensively in Latin America (and taught school), and NEVER have I seen or heard anyone refer to North and South America as one contine