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by modernArt
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier adds SAT-SNA and SLC
Replies: 10
Views: 857

Re: Frontier adds SAT-SNA and SLC

Orange County is certainly a desirable addition

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by modernArt
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)
Replies: 167
Views: 26347

Re: Lufthansa Reveals Why It Dropped Yellow From Its Livery (Interview)

And to be honest outside the aviation nerds the reaction is overly positive: https://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/new_logo_identity_and_livery_for_lufthansa_done_in_house.php FWIW, Under Consideration is hardly the musings of design professionals...its graphic design nerds instead o...

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by modernArt
Thu May 31, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31
Replies: 261
Views: 22301

Re: WN's Upcoming Winter Schedule Release on 5/31

ryanrap1 wrote:
Anything for SAT?


Looks like a few Saturday-only nonstops SAT-LGA resume in November and December.

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by modernArt
Tue May 08, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7427

Re: Texas International

880dc8707 wrote:
2 Did BA have Comets at SAT? Could it have been MX?


Mexicana flew the Comet into San Antonio operating Mexico City-Guadalajara-SAT. MTY-SAT was also served via Comet at one point.

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by modernArt
Sun May 06, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 82
Views: 7427

Re: Texas International

My very first flight...1971 (or 2)...routing San Antonio-Austin-Houston(IAH) on a Convair. Plane was painted like the one below.

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by modernArt
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant MD80 Exodus?
Replies: 13
Views: 4249

Re: Allegiant MD80 Exodus?

crownvic wrote:
I just received my new SkyGuide


I assume this is the Amex Sky Guide like the OAG Pocket flight Guide? I've Googled that I can find no information about it

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by modernArt
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9878

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

El Paso - Denver is on the route map. Was that previously announced?

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by modernArt
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumored Frontier New Service
Replies: 185
Views: 18400

Re: Rumored Frontier New Service

ryanrap1 wrote:
Anyone see anything for SAT?


SAT - Raleigh/Durham nonstop.

Ha, ha. Austin-Buffalo. That's got to be an early candidate for the most ridiculous route of the year (if there were such a distinction). Does Houston even have nonstops to Buffalo (or Providence)?

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by modernArt
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!
Replies: 63
Views: 8388

Re: UA DTW-HNL nonstop, 1970!

seat1a wrote:
One interesting route, shown in a Braniff June 1, 1979 timetable is LGA-SAT (Flight 301 Dep 6:40pm). Was the LGA perimeter rules in effect back then?


1984-->

In the early 70s, American offered an El Paso-La Guardia nonstop (eastbound only) with 727.

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by modernArt
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Thread - 2018
Replies: 555
Views: 44654

Re: Austin Texas Thread - 2018

I have to think there are a fair amount of people in San Antonio that drive to Austin to use the airport I recall the City of San Antonio estimating that 'several hundred thousand' people per year are using Austin's airport. It would make sense. Air fares on many routes ex- Austin are lower and wel...

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by modernArt
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?
Replies: 30
Views: 4124

Re: How many airlines operate 747F to ANC?

cvgComair wrote:
It's DHL, the fly up to 8 daily flights on ANC-CVG, mostly with 744's and 748's.


Hmm, are some of these flights 'blocked' on FlightRadar or Flightaware? Most I see is one or two daily flights. Jan 13 shows 6 B747s on Anchorage-Cincinnati

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by modernArt
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?
Replies: 179
Views: 21079

Re: What distance is too short for a plane but too far by car?

[quote="keesje"][quote="MANMatthew"]Manchester to Islamabad.


Image

Pictured above is Salt Lake City, FWIW.

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by modernArt
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Empty Houston-Hobby on Google maps mobile version?
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Re: Empty Houston-Hobby on Google maps mobile version?

Yes, that's true.

West Houston Airport is half under water on Goggle Earth.

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by modernArt
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Empty Houston-Hobby on Google maps mobile version?
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Re: Empty Houston-Hobby on Google maps mobile version?

You must be looking at the Goggle Earth application? The images for many parts (not all) of the Houston area are from August 30, 2017. Widespread flooding is evident in far west/southwest Houston due to reservoir releases. Other areas that did flood drained fairly quickly or do not have the latest i...

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by modernArt
Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports
Replies: 546
Views: 66676

Re: Hurricane Harvey and Houston airports

Plus that's not the Houston skyline in the background Hey there Homer! Long time. Another Houstonian checking in. We'll be back. Although, I would imagine in the future, people will reconsider job offers that might take them to Houston. And, probably more than handful will jump at the chance to put...

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by modernArt
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA releases worst safety video ever?
Replies: 115
Views: 16265

Re: BA releases worst safety video ever?

American here...and I know all these players (except for the director) and I thought it was great. :) Thandie Newton - what's not to love?

Might have been cool to have Steve Coogan paired up with Rob Brydon's bit part...ah la "The Trip".

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by modernArt
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6356

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Why is Rep. Cuellar insisting on SAT-DCA nonstop service... Its primarily about access to the Pentagon. San Antonio - for those that might not be aware - is a huge military town. Joint Base San Antonio is composed of two AFBs and US Army Fort Sam Houston. Tens of thousands military and civilian per...

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by modernArt
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unserved markets in the US.
Replies: 118
Views: 12537

Re: Unserved markets in the US.

Del Rio, Texas qualified until recently. An outfit called Texas Sky started one daily to DFW on June 1.

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by modernArt
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985
Replies: 19
Views: 4193

Re: Vickers Viscount trip reports/photos England 1985

Wow, visiting Jersey at about the mid-point of the "Bergerac" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081831/?ref_=nv_sr_1) police detective drama that was filmed on the island. Some of these same aircraft appeared in scenes filmed at the airport, although the program featured the BA 1-11s over B-Ca...

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by modernArt
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Omni Air 777 and Atlas 747 at KAUS
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Omni Air 777 and Atlas 747 at KAUS

I believe someone posted about a week ago that the runway serving Fort Hood is undergoing maintenance and that Austin-Bergstrom would be used temporarily.

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by modernArt
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Golfer misses US Open....because of AA
Replies: 27
Views: 5239

Re: Golfer misses US Open....because of AA

Is this guy the golf pro for the Jerk Store when he's not trying to qualify for the U.S. Open? :)

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by modernArt
Thu May 18, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions
Replies: 178
Views: 25380

Re: WN Schedule Release 5/18/17 Predictions

ryanrap1 wrote:
Anyone know any additions or cuts for SAT?


The online non-stop route map is showing San Antonio - LaGuardia. Could only be a Saturday only flight. Otherwise, nothing else newly non-stop from SAT.

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by modernArt
Thu May 11, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 4069

Re: Rembering Trans International...memories anyone?

If you Google Trans International Airlines, there's a pretty good 'blog' of trip reports, flight logs and pictures from the 1970s by a flight attendant. Can't get to the link just now on my end.

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by modernArt
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian to Texas?
Replies: 69
Views: 8519

Re: Norwegian to Texas?

LAXdude1023 wrote:
San Antonio isn't an oil city but does have oil fields on its outliers.


San Antonio has two Top 100 Fortune 500 oil/gas/energy companies HQ'd there Valero and Tesoro, which ain't bad for city that's not an oil city.

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by modernArt
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 14954

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

San Antonio, TX SAT
Total All Pax: 8,618,139 Up 1.3%
International Pax: 400,061 Down 21.7%

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by modernArt
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Adds BOS/PVD-HOU for Superbowl
Replies: 23
Views: 3039

Re: JetBlue Adds Flights to HOU fo rthe BIG game, including a 1 off PVD-HOU flight

Remember the last time Houston hosted the Super Bowl in 2004 (also NE Patriots) Hobby was buzzing the Sunday morning of the game. Two or three chartered 727s landed in succession. A few British spotters were logging tail numbers as well.

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by modernArt
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Service to Australia in the 70's
Replies: 44
Views: 6046

Re: AA Service to Australia in the 70's



American 707 at Melbourne

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by modernArt
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 Announces SDF, new base in VPS, new routes
Replies: 28
Views: 3808

Re: G4 Announces SDF, new base in VPS, new routes

Not sure why 2x weekly to AUS. Seems a little strange for a business destination. According to faremeasure.com, 457 people travel to AUS from IND daily. That route needs daily at minimum. Maybe 2x daily M-F. A morning and evening flight. I just looked at faremeasure.com and it shows (when it works)...

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by modernArt
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)
Replies: 194
Views: 30843

Re: DL SEA Domestic Expansion (again)

Hmmm, Austin, Houston and/or Dallas? Maybe San Antonio, but doubtful.

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by modernArt
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17
Replies: 175
Views: 16610

Re: WN Summer Schedule Due Out Thursday, 1/05/17

Austin-Panama City n/s

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by modernArt
Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mexico City (MEX) international flights history
Replies: 37
Views: 4041

Re: Mexico City (MEX) international flights history

Just a few more...
Eastern MEX-San Antonio 727
Continental MEX-San Antonio M80
American MEX-San Antonio 707 and 727

I've always wonder about Aerovias Guest flights to San Antonio. I've never seen them in a timetable.

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by modernArt
Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What city? (Aerial says 1945-- looks USA)
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: What city? (Aerial says 1945-- looks USA)

My one guess would be Dallas.

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by modernArt
Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where? (AA 707, 1966)
Replies: 11
Views: 1779

Re: Where? (AA 707, 1966)

I'm guessing Pittsburgh. Rochester? Syracuse?

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by modernArt
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Albino B727-100C For Cargo Ops?
Replies: 13
Views: 2674

RE: Braniff Albino B727-100C For Cargo Ops?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SpaceshipDC10" class="quote" target="_blank">SpaceshipDC10</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>In 1971-72, <acronym titl...

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by modernArt
Thu May 19, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18249

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

San Antonio - Kansas City n/s

[Edited 2016-05-19 06:02:57]

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by modernArt
Tue May 17, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS Pic: When?
Replies: 26
Views: 4262

RE: LAS Pic: When?

Probably earlier than the late 70s. United DC-10 is in the pre-red, orange and blue scheme. Is that a TWA 727 to the left...looks to be in twin globes livery. Probably 1975 or so like mentioned previously.

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by modernArt
Wed May 11, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines
Replies: 136
Views: 16271

RE: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/N1120A" class="quote" target="_blank">N1120A</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i> Quoting modernart (Reply 3): Require that the...

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by modernArt
Wed May 11, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten TSA Lines
Replies: 136
Views: 16271

RE: Senators: Drop Bag Fees To Shorten Air TSA Lines

Require that the TSA open all lanes at check points from 5 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 pm. at least in the eastern 2/3 of the country.

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by modernArt
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frank Kelly, 'Father Jack' Dies At 77
Replies: 7
Views: 1514

RE: Frank Kelly, 'Father Jack' Dies At 77

Drink, feck, arse, girls.

Still one of my favorite all time shows. We had a few Irish priests assigned to the Catholic parishes (So. Texas) my family attended during the 70s and 80s.

Saw my first episode in 2000 on board a United 777 flying from Dulles to O'Hare.

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by modernArt
Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Legacy Airlines That Never Flew The 737
Replies: 68
Views: 10599

RE: Legacy Airlines That Never Flew The 737

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ty134A" class="quote" target="_blank">Ty134A</a> (<a href="#33" class="quote">Reply 33</a>):<br/><i>how mighty the 737 once was!</i></font></td>...

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by modernArt
Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vietnam War Airlift - Airline Involvement (Video)
Replies: 10
Views: 2723

RE: Vietnam War Airlift - Airline Involvement (Video)

This video has some great footage of just about everything at Tan Son Nhut circa 1968.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRzdP...ex=2&list=LLDcgSZAUn8_u_Nbv7GOyMjQ

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by modernArt
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?
Replies: 18
Views: 1479

RE: Spirit Airlines - Why Not OKC And/or TUL?

The only real comparison between <acronym title="Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World (OKC / KOKC), USA - Oklahoma">OKC</acronym> and San Antonio is number of NBA championships of one versus the other...which is currently 5 times zero.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphi...

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by modernArt
Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Largest Unserved USA Markets
Replies: 128
Views: 17910

RE: 25 Largest Unserved USA Markets

Where does San Antonio - Boston fit on that list?

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by modernArt
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Forcing 787 Window "shades" To Be Blackened
Replies: 172
Views: 35622

RE: UA Forcing 787 Window "shades" To Be Blackened

Remember the good ol' days when the flight crew would say something like "those of you on the left side aircraft should have a pretty good view of the Grand Canyon momentarily"? Many aisle folks would pop up and peer over the neighbors, etc. The wonderment is gone, buried in our electronic devices. ...

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by modernArt
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Was Your First Car?
Replies: 151
Views: 6535

RE: What Was Your First Car?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Ken777" class="quote" target="_blank">Ken777</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i>Wonderful driving car, but a totally incompe...

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by modernArt
Mon Sep 21, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Was Your First Car?
Replies: 151
Views: 6535

RE: What Was Your First Car?

In 1983, a 1973 BMW 2002 came my way (identical to the image below). Wish I would never have sold. <a href="http://momentcar.com/images/bmw-2002-11.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://momentcar.com/images/bmw-2002-11.jpg" width="650" height="366" alt="http://momentcar.com/images/bmw-2002-11.jpg" b...

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by modernArt
Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities
Replies: 12
Views: 1757

RE: Post Something About Your Local Celebrities

Houston has many well-known figures. This week it lost one of its most genuine, likable and esteemed residents...Dr. Red Duke. A trauma surgeon, US Army vet and Texas A&M graduate, Dr Duke gained a world-wide recognition for his skills not only in the emergency room but on <acronym title="Virgin...

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by modernArt
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next SWA Schedule Extension 11 Aug
Replies: 45
Views: 6462

RE: Next SWA Schedule Extension 11 Aug

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SANFan" class="quote" target="_blank">SANFan</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>I think <acronym title="Southwest Airlines (...

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by modernArt
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tenerife 1977 - Why 747 Service To Las Palmas?
Replies: 74
Views: 19952

RE: Tenerife 1977 - Why 747 Service To Las Palmas?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/awthompson" class="quote" target="_blank">awthompson</a> (<a href="#68" class="quote">Reply 68</a>):<br/><i>In that last photo, has anyone figur...

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