My first post at a.net, but have been following the forums for a while. I just wanted to join on a special date. In Jan.1986 I took my first flight out of Istanbul on a 727 to Paris and after staying the night at the Meridien hotel (included in the ticket price with a dinner voucher!) I took the second leg on a 747 to ANC. Many ANC spotters surely miss those European birds I am sure. Just wanted to share this with you guys, and hoping to put in my two cents on A vs. B, NW DC9's, dirty AF planes in the coming months.