|Quoting wingsofman72 (Reply 3):|
And I thought you were talking about this HOUSTON EXPRESS. It was a slightly shorter flight
|Quoting TWA772LR (Thread starter):|
I have a few questions on the Houston Express route.
1. Is there any other service in the world like it?
2. Why did World lose the contract?
3. Is it possible to buy a ticket?
4. Why wouldn't a regular airline (UA, DL, AA, etc...) fly it (even under the Sonair contract)?
5. I saw on wiki that Sonair has 2 A340-500s on order. Are these ever going to be delivered? Would these A340s be used on the Houston Express?
Any and all input is appreciated. Feel free to ask your own questions as well. Many thanks in advance!
|Quoting drerx7 (Reply 4):|
Atlas has sort of a mini hub at IAH, at least in terms of staging aircraft; its not unusual to see 5 744s on the ground.
SonAir S.A. serves as the USAEA´s Agent in arranging the Houston Express, which is now operated by Atlas Air with Boeing 747-400. The Aircraft has a modern configuration to serve 189 passengers and consists of First, Executive and Economy Classes, with a majority of executive seats.
|Quoting wjcandee (Reply 9):|
|Quoting KAUSpilot (Reply 10):|
I've heard the rumor of Sonair wanting Angolan crew on these flights before, but I've heard not a single murmur about that since World lost the contract.
|Quoting Schweigend (Reply 8):|
I've never seen five Atlas 744s at IAH
|Quoting Fiveholer (Reply 14):|
Anyone know of images that show the interior of the premium birds?
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Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
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Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
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Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos