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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1096 times:

Does anyone here know anything about World Airways? I have seen their MD-11's at ATL, and on the a.net photo database. What sorts of routes do they fly? Do they only operate MD-11's?

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User currently offlineUSflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 268 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1078 times:

http://www.worldair.com

Everything you'd want to know. Lots of history and fleet info.


User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1054 times:

The website above will clear a lot up. I have flown on World Airways (MD-11 registered as N278WA). They are a charter company filling a variety of roles. The fleet is comprised of DC-10s and MD-11s. The latter being their flagship aircraft type. Service on my particular flight was actually quite good. The aircraft is a typical charter configuration of all coach, but I found the spacing between seats to be well (better than coach on British Airways for example). The flight attendants were very helpful and friendly and my over all experience would rate this as a good company to travel with. They have a very good safety record as well.

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It might be noted they do quite a few military charter flights.


User currently offlineAapilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 574 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

I could be wrong (considering this photo I just found)about the single config. I guess they can change it to meet customer needs.

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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1016 times:

They are flying out/to BWI almost daily (3-4 flights a day with MD-11s).
They have military contract and they fly for AMC.
Yes, they have one class configuration for 460 people in MD-11.

I preffer jammed subway  Big grin
Rafal


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1932 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1009 times:

It is a very old company. Back in the late 70's to mid 80's, World Airways operated most of their aircraft under a scheduled passenger basis. I remember they flew BWI-OAK/LAX/MCI/LGW/SJU as well as LAX-OAK/MCI/HNL and OAK-EWR/MCI/HNL/LAX/BWI. Very briefly, they operated to BOS from EWR and LGW to FRA. Back then, they operated one class (ULTRA CLASS) service as well.

User currently offlineTEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 988 times:

I flew on one of World's military charter MD-11ERs from BWI to KCIA and the service was excellent. Loved how quiet the MD-11 was compared to the L-1011 and the takeoff performance was very powerful with the three 62,000lb PW4462 engines.

User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9654 posts, RR: 68
Reply 7, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 973 times:
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460 people in an MD-11?????

LOL

Try 360  Big grin


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 949 times:

Sorry, 360  Smile

Rafal


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9654 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 943 times:
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could you imagine 460 people in an MD-11? yikes! talk about cattle class  Smile

User currently onlineFlyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1367 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 932 times:

The MD-11 with the first class seating is something dif. That operates as Sonair, its flown for one group who set up the cabin that way.

User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 926 times:

They also do a lot of cruise ship charters. I was supposed to fly them in July 2001 (JFK-IST) for a Princess cruise. But we switched to BA instead (BOS-LHR-IST). I'm glad we switched because I heard the World flight was delayed 8 hours!

R41


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 906 times:

Thanks for the info guys.

User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 890 times:

Ren41:

I was also supposed to fly World in July 2001 as well for a Renaissance Cruise JFK-IST. We were asked to switch to BA instead due to overselling. But we ended up going JFK-IST on DL Business Elite! When I heard how cramped the MD-11 was, I didn't tell any fellow cruise passengers about our form of travel.



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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 14, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 855 times:

I know World flies Dc-10F's out of Dayton.. maybe to Greensboro?


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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 846 times:
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Sometimes they fly their DC-10F's to ORD from Anchorage.


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User currently offlineSkyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 828 times:

Cba,

Come to DAY, you will see plenty of World DC-10's and MD-11's! World still flies for Menlo(formerly Emery) out of DAY to cities such as Brussels, Los Angeles, and Toronto. In fact, one of their MD-11's has been taking nice winter break on the Emery ramp for the past few days now.

Chris  Nuts


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9654 posts, RR: 68
Reply 17, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 826 times:
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here is what I want to know...What is in Angola, better yet WHERE is Angola, that would make you want to fly there from IAH?

User currently offlineErikr From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 818 times:

Angola is in Africa and has a developing oil industry. The filghts from IAH are used to send Texas oil people over to do business.

-Erik


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9654 posts, RR: 68
Reply 19, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 811 times:
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I actually knew where Angloa was  Big grin I was being a goof. Didn't they have a lot of civil war there in the 70's? Chad (with Libya's support) fighting Angola (with Cuban support)?

Can the average person buy a ticket one one of these flights?


User currently offlineSoupthansa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 800 times:

World Airways operates contract services for the Department of Defense. They range from one-time charter flights to weekly flights. World operates from LAX and SEA to OSAN and KUNSAN AIR BASE, KOREA; YOKOTA, MISAWA AND KADENA AIR BASE, JAPAN. They have been heavily employed operating deployment charters to Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf Area. I flew them from Rhein-Main to Baltimore in the summer of 2001 returning from Kuwait, and again from Rhein-Main to Baltimore and Charleston last year.

User currently offlineThomasphoto60 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 4013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (11 years 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 782 times:

In addition to the LAD flights from IAH, a weekly LOS is slated to start sometime this year according to http://www.flyritetime.com

THe official annoncement can be seen via this link, though IAH is not mentioned (sometimes, I wonder if Houston is even on a map!) Anyways, just pull down on the city menu and Houston along with JFK and ATL are listed.

The official press release below;

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/030102/dcth012_1.html

Thomas



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