IFlyVeryLittle wrote:TPA has parallel 36s and 18s and was originally laid out in the early 1950s.
IATA claims the 787 burns 18% of the fuel that a Comet 4 did? Per passenger-km, they maybe meant?
Sounds unlikely, if you're comparing them fairly, with the same seat pitch on the same trip. I'll see if Stroud's book says how much fuel a Comet 4 used NY-London. How much does a 787 use?
Obvious question: what's different about today's airliners? In 1940-1950 no one would build a major airport with one-direction runways-- apparently a Constellation or B377 couldn't handle crosswinds as well as a 777. Why not? Wonder what airliners used the N-S runway at LAX. 100 ft wide as I recall-...Jump to post
Nonstops from LAX in 8/79:
1/week DC8 Bogota
1/week DC8 Guayaquil
3/week DC8 Lima
1/week 747 Bogota
2/week 747 Santiago
All the DC8s originated in SFO.
Sure nuff, the 1979 timetable shows a weekly DC8 nonstop Guayaquil to LA. It lists the LAX-SFO DC8s with no indication that you couldn't buy a ticket.Jump to post
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A Tu-104 came to Idlewild about 1 July 1959 -- what other possibilities?
if the air temperature is at ISA (standard temperature) for that altitude, then density altitude and actual altitude should be about the same. If temperature and pressure are standard, then density will be standard. If temperature is standard and pressure is 3% higher than standard, density will be...Jump to post
HAWAIIAN932 wrote:Braniff DID allow passengers to fly just LAX to SFO because I took the flight a couple of different times just to fly Braniff. The flight originated in Ecuador and then nonstop to LAX and on to SFO.
You're right-- I forgot that things changed after the Panagra merger.Jump to post
Could Braniff carry local passengers JFK-MIA in, say, 1970? No, because they didn't fly that route. A Braniff plane could fly the route, operated by Eastern, and it could carry local passengers. I'm guessing it always had been allowed to, since the interchange flight started in the 1950s. Probably t...Jump to post
Looks like when CO started JFK-HNL in 1986 it was their only flight out of JFK. Airport Activity Statistics shows it as a DC-10-- did CO have any 747 flights in 1986?Jump to post
airzim wrote:Nonstop EWR-HNL came later when the runway at EWR was lengthened.
rate of climb depends on lift and T/W. That's the problem-- none of us knows the aircraft's thrust in the climb. Based on static sea-level thrust, a 767-300 would climb just as well as a B-1. But the B-1 set a climb record at 150 metric tons: 3 min 50 sec I think it was, brake release to 9000 meter...Jump to post
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Circa 1946 TWA transatlantic flights left from Hanscom rather than Logan-- maybe because Logan wasn't good enough?
CO started EWR-HNL around 1987-88. Don't think it ever did SFO-HNL.
You could see an eastward contrail over Oakland in the afternoon-- had to be CO's nonstop to EWR. All the others were overnight.
San Francisco 6/66 https://app.box.com/s/0yov94vom4icwkv6scqaudfp1cd0sfew Denver 6/67 https://app.box.com/s/oeksl7wpy7l1gv8f6ou2pxic4djwvr6m Phoenix 6/67 https://app.box.com/s/dgjh5kvrd5i3vcld80v6t46mkcxw95o5 New York 9/71 https://app.box.com/s/bolm10dsyuvor0xv3w2s4n95tux5u07z The earlier batch of s...Jump to post
Runway thresholds need to be staggered with parallel runways less than 2500 ft apart to enable this. The rule states that the landing must happen on the closest threshold and the departure from the furthest one. For every 100ft below 2500 ft, runway thresholds need to be staggered by 500 ft. Guess ...Jump to post
Offhand guess: US airlines always wanted to fly over Cuba, and had more to gain from a reciprocal agreement with Cuba. Don't recall when Cuba started scheduling flights that wanted to fly over the US. In any case, they did fly over NY to Montreal in the 1990s.Jump to post
wedgetail737 wrote:Truckee also had commuter airline service back in the 1970's and 1980's.
drerx7 wrote:7636mi IAH-LAD would have been longer than ATL-JNB.
planemanofnz wrote:Unclekoru wrote:Air NZ began operating it's own aircraft through to the UK ... ~1995
For the record, NZ had been flying to LGW since 1982
The PA July-Aug timetable shows five direct flights a week MIA to GIG: Leaving 0110 EDT on Thu, a three-stop DC8-- doesn't arrive GIG until 1515, so presumably not your flight Leaving 1945 MoThSa, stop Caracas 2240-2340, arr GIG 0615 Or leave MIA 2100 We, stop Viracopos 0615-0700, arr GIG 0750. Look...Jump to post
Scans of paper copies of many years of Airport Activity Statistics are at hathitrust.org. Easy to find as long as you click on "catalog" before you search. Table 7 is the one that shows how many departures of each type for each airline-- it's alphabetical by state.Jump to post
What's the maximum number of seats in an A380, if we avoid cruelty? Truth to tell, you're not going to get good answers here about CASM-- we're too ignorant. But if someone did know about costs, you'd have to spell out how many seats you're going to allow in each aircraft. That's the only thing that...Jump to post
I finally noticed your private message, and replied. Airport Activity Stats shows 40 CO 707/720B departures from ABQ during 1967, and 30 727s. Don't have a 12/67 QR OAG, which I guess is what you need, to see if the flight was then a 727 or 720B. Do have a 1/68, tho-- I'll check it eventually.Jump to post