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by ss278
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 66
Views: 8830

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

And thus history completes the circle. SAS's original polar route in the 1960's was CPH-SEA-LAX operated with a DC-8-50 series aircraft. After the acquisition of the DC-8-62, it was flown CPH-LAX nonstop for several years then LAX was dropped and it was CPH-SEA for a bit until the route was eventua...

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by ss278
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH
Replies: 66
Views: 8830

Re: SAS moving LAX route from ARN to CPH

And thus history completes the circle. SAS's original polar route in the 1960's was CPH-SEA-LAX operated with a DC-8-50 series aircraft. After the acquisition of the DC-8-62, it was flown CPH-LAX nonstop for several years then LAX was dropped and it was CPH-SEA for a bit until the route was eventual...

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by ss278
Tue May 21, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?
Replies: 177
Views: 18287

Re: B 797 - One pilot cockpit?

Actually its being designed for one pilot and one dog.

The pilot's job is only to monitor the instruments. The dog's job is to bite the pilot if it even appears that he/she is going to touch something.

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by ss278
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 11771

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

And sadly she only lived for a little over five years. Crashed in December, 1963 due to a lightening strike, between Baltimore and Philadelphia. Flight 214 had originated in San Juan.

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by ss278
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX
Replies: 11
Views: 4669

Re: United Operates 3 Oddball LAX-SBA-LAX

Just a guess, with the nearby fires they may not want to get caught with planes in SBA overnight since that is when the fires can be at their worst. Better to get them out of Dodge rather than having to roust crews in the middle of the night for an emergency evacuation. Bring them back first thing i...

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by ss278
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA193/192 rotation DFW LHR cancelled ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: BA193/192 rotation DFW LHR cancelled ?

Have no idea why, technical issues, cabin crew strike? However if they need to cancel flights, those to DFW make the most sense as they can more easily accommodate the pax on American.

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by ss278
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 9660

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

It happens. Back in the 1980's Western flew JFK-SLC three times daily, one was a DC-10 the others were 737-300's. Usually not a problem however I remember on one trip we were advised that due to strong headwinds we were going to be 35min late getting into SLC, in that airplane normally about a 5hr f...

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by ss278
Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)
Replies: 52
Views: 9660

Re: Jetblue A320 needs to stop for gas? (JFK-SJC)

It happens. Back in the 1980's Western flew JFK-SLC three times daily, one was a DC-10 the others were 737-300's. Usually not a problem however I remember on one trip we were advised that due to strong headwinds we were going to be 35min late getting into SLC, in that airplane normally about a 5hr f...

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by ss278
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline
Replies: 39
Views: 10986

Re: BLOOMBERG: Buffet May Acquire Entire Airline

His best quote, referring to the huge loss he took in US Air was, "It's too bad a capitalist wasn't at Kitty Hawk. If he had been he could have done the investing world a favor by shooting Orville down."

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by ss278
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When did the PANAM 707s left Nice as regular services ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Re: When did the PANAM 707s left Nice as regular services ?

I flew PAA #154 BCN-NCE-FCO in 1967. The full routing was JFK-LIS-BCN-NCE-FCO. I don't know when/if they discontinued the service, however when Delta picked up Pan Am's European routes in 1990 they flew JFK-NCE nonstop; took that flight a few times as well. Still flying the route I believe.

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by ss278
Sun Jun 26, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL pax has plane to himself
Replies: 39
Views: 11109

Re: DL pax has plane to himself

Back in the late 1960's I was taking the Eastern Shuttle LGA-DCA. They had a promise that if you had checked in at the gate five minutes prior to scheduled departure you were guaranteed a seat even if they had to pull out another plane. There I was...boarding started, the 727 filled up and there wer...

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by ss278
Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Last DC-6 Flight
Replies: 47
Views: 8156

RE: United's Last DC-6 Flight

Interesting tidbit, to me at least when the route was sub-contracted to Frontier, as condition of the deal, the UAL pilots made the company agree that the DC-6 positions would not go away. I had a friend whose father was a junior UAL 727 F/O at the time who caused something of a stir when he told hi...

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by ss278
Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Re-opens JFK-SVO In S16
Replies: 39
Views: 12960

RE: Delta Re-opens JFK-SVO In S16

It was announced as a seasonal suspension when they cut it, coming back now for the summer, will probably go away again in the late fall.

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by ss278
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No 2-Crewmember 727?
Replies: 12
Views: 3396

RE: Why No 2-Crewmember 727?

As said above, Dee Howard did do a TAY re-engining of the aircraft. I was part of a group that studied and designed a two-person cockpit conversion and making the aircraft two-engined vs. three. While technically possible there was very little interest in it even though there were designs/options fo...

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by ss278
Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL 2291 JFK-SJU Diverting To ATL.
Replies: 7
Views: 2623

RE: DL 2291 JFK-SJU Diverting To ATL.

Its Christmas and near the end of the month. If you read any of the pilot boards you'll see that several are happy that they have already "timed out" for the month. I have a friend who flies the A-320 and on reserve. He's been "through" since December 23rd. If you're going to find a reserve crew wit...

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by ss278
Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Core Truths Of A-Net
Replies: 340
Views: 29386

RE: The Core Truths Of A-Net

When the last B-747/757/767/777/787 and Airbus 319/320/321/330/350/380 is retired, the crew will deadhead home on a DC-9.

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by ss278
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Returning A 744 To Service?
Replies: 101
Views: 55701

RE: DL Returning A 744 To Service?

ATC problem in Chinese airspace. Crew repeatedly asked for vectors around a storm. Not granted for several minutes. That damage is what you got. Nice bit of flying by the crew I'd say.

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by ss278
Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Heritage Jet Suggestions
Replies: 34
Views: 5628

RE: DL Heritage Jet Suggestions

Great idea, I wish it would happen. Delta's management is, however, too cheap to implement it,

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by ss278
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why Did Delta 88 Divert 3/27
Replies: 0
Views: 1425

Why Did Delta 88 Divert 3/27

Anyone know why DL 88 diverted to LHR today?

[Edited 2014-03-27 17:32:47]

[Edited 2014-03-27 17:33:39]

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by ss278
Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westbound Red Eyes Coast-to-coast
Replies: 60
Views: 12545

RE: Westbound Red Eyes Coast-to-coast

Back in the "old days" United, TWA and American operated nonstop flights from IDL (Idlewild -Kennedy for you youngsters) to both <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> and <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California"...

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by ss278
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: SAT-MEX-SAT On AirTran (pictures/1 Video)
Replies: 19
Views: 10782

RE: SAT-MEX-SAT On AirTran (pictures/1 Video)

As you probably know, runways are numbered according to their magnetic alignment. The magnetic poles are shifting ever so slightly, but in this case, enough to require a change in runway numbering. Its happening at other airports as well.

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by ss278
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9486 12/04
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

RE: AA9486 12/04

Had no idea this existed. What a great idea! BRAVO!

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by ss278
Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA9486 12/04
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

AA9486 12/04

An odd routing, <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>-<acronym title="Colorado Springs - Municipal (Peterson AFB) (COS / KCOS), USA - Colorado">COS</acronym>-<acronym title="Salt Lake City - International (SLC / KSLC), USA - Utah">SLC</acronym>-...

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by ss278
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inflight "diversion"...to Pick Up Passengers!
Replies: 79
Views: 27977

RE: Inflight "diversion"...to Pick Up Passengers!

Twenty-five or so years ago I was on a late-evening United DC-10 flight operating <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>-<acronym title="New York - La Guardia (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym>. Before we pushed back the captain announced ...

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by ss278
Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did TWA Do West Coast - Europe With 707s?
Replies: 18
Views: 8486

RE: Did TWA Do West Coast - Europe With 707s?

Yes, they did fly <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> Flight 760 on a daily basis for many years with a 707-321B (I took it several times) and <acronym title="Los Angel...

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by ss278
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: One Short Day In HNL/ UA F
Replies: 26
Views: 11273

RE: One Short Day In HNL/ UA F

I think your "small airport" is Mesquite, Nevada

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by ss278
Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Routes.
Replies: 124
Views: 14329

RE: Unusual Routes.

All right, here's one for you ---- straight from this month's Skyguide Pakistan Airlines, Flight #762; A-310; Istanbul nonstop to <acronym title="Williston - Sloulin Field International (ISN), USA - North Dakota">ISN</acronym> --- Williston, North Dakota! Operates Tuesday's only. No return flight li...

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by ss278
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Ending LGA-SLC
Replies: 40
Views: 6089

RE: Delta Ending LGA-SLC

End of the ski season. It will probably be back next winter

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by ss278
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL16 Cleared Direct ARNEM-VABB
Replies: 21
Views: 3800

RE: DL16 Cleared Direct ARNEM-VABB

The pilot has the full flight plan loaded into his onboard computer. He'll read back what NY Clearance Delivery gives him to make sure the pre-programed route, especially in the busy NY Terminal area is correct. New York TRACON doesn't care what happens after the flight is handed off to Boston, and ...

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by ss278
Thu Oct 05, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: James Wallace: Latest 'Ugly' Boeing Jet Debuts
Replies: 44
Views: 16481

RE: James Wallace: Latest 'Ugly' Boeing Jet Debuts

An old pilot maxim.....

If it looks ugly, it'll fly ugly.

But it'll do the job its supposed to do, transport 787 components to Seattle.

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by ss278
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilotless Airplanes
Replies: 64
Views: 5118

RE: Pilotless Airplanes

The Airbus had numerous software "glitches" in the fly-by-wire system when it was first delivered. It took a few years to get them all resolved. I remember hearing of a couple of incidents which happened to NWA with their first A320's. It seems that under the right conditions the computer refused to...

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by ss278
Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA Longhaul Fleet
Replies: 41
Views: 8497

RE: TWA Longhaul Fleet

The A-318 & 330 orders were cancelled when TWA filed bankruptcy prior to the <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> takeover. At the time of its demise, TWA was flying both the 763's and 757's across the Atlantic and to Hawaii. Because of the different engine types, <acronym title="Am...

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by ss278
Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop Polar Flights On Narrowbodies IN The 1960s
Replies: 23
Views: 6494

RE: Nonstop Polar Flights On Narrowbodies IN The 1960s

Though not nonstop, the French government had a twice-weekly DC-8 service that flew <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym>-<acronym title="Montreal - Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (Dorval) (YUL / CYUL), Canada - Quebec">YUL</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - Int...

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by ss278
Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nonstop Polar Flights On Narrowbodies IN The 1960s
Replies: 23
Views: 6494

RE: Nonstop Polar Flights On Narrowbodies IN The 1960s

Lufthansa flew <acronym title="Frankfurt - Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>-<acronym title="Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM), Netherlands">AMS</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> with 707-320B's in the ea...

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by ss278
Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Longest Hijack (distance-wise)?
Replies: 10
Views: 5653

RE: Longest Hijack (distance-wise)?

June, 1972: Western Airlines Flight #701, Boeing 720B Scheduled <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>-<acronym title="Seattle / Tacoma - International (SEA / KSEA), USA - Washington">SEA</acronym>. Hijacked by Black Panthers demanding the release o...

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by ss278
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA PHL-LHR?
Replies: 9
Views: 3879

RE: TWA PHL-LHR?

TWA began flying <acronym title="Pittsburgh - International (Greater Pittsburgh) (PIT / KPIT), USA - Pennsylvania">PIT</acronym>-<acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> ...

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by ss278
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Crew Bases
Replies: 39
Views: 21431

RE: American Airlines Crew Bases

The <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym> base is for flight attendants only. They only fly the <acronym title="Raleigh / Durham - International (RDU / KRDU), USA - North Carolina">RDU</acronym>-<acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK...

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by ss278
Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: RDU-LGW Becomes A 763 This Summer
Replies: 61
Views: 8014

RE: AA: RDU-LGW Becomes A 763 This Summer

Perhaps "subsidizes" is really the wrong word here. A subsidy infers that the the funds being spent are to maintain something which otherwise wouldn't be viable. In a sense this is true because without the cargo revenue the flight would not be profitable. But the sale of the cargo capacity <acronym ...

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by ss278
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA: RDU-LGW Becomes A 763 This Summer
Replies: 61
Views: 8014

RE: AA: RDU-LGW Becomes A 763 This Summer

Its the cargo which subsidises this route. The drug companies have major manufacturing facilities in Britain and have in the past bought up the enitre 777 cargo capacity to ship their drugs to the U.S. Thus most of the passenger revenue was pure gravy. If <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA<...

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by ss278
Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pan Am Fly SFO-JFK In 1968?
Replies: 15
Views: 7666

RE: Did Pan Am Fly SFO-JFK In 1968?

Pan Am could carry traffic on their transcon <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>/<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>/<acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK ...

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by ss278
Sat Nov 05, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 737 Replacement (Pictures)
Replies: 57
Views: 17436

RE: The 737 Replacement (Pictures)

An old pilot maxim...if it looks ugly, it'll fly ugly.

This looks ugly. I'm sure Boeing will do better.

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by ss278
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Was First Jet Airliner US West Coast To Eur?
Replies: 14
Views: 5749

RE: What Was First Jet Airliner US West Coast To E

The 707-300B version was the first jet to economically fly U.S. West Coast to Europe nonstop, both ways, year-round. Pan Am began service with this version in 1961 or 1962 IIRC. The standard staright pipe (707-300) could fly eastbound n/s with a reduced payload. TWA flew Constellations nonstop on th...

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by ss278
Mon Aug 15, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unmarked 737 At LAS
Replies: 22
Views: 6853

RE: Unmarked 737 At LAS

Sorry, you could not have seen what you thought you saw because Janet Flight airplanes do not officially exist. If they do not exist, how could you have seen one?

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by ss278
Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Pilots Be Needed In 30 Years?
Replies: 43
Views: 7166

RE: Will Pilots Be Needed In 30 Years?

Rumor has it that the next generation (post 787) of Boeing planes are being designed for a flight crew consisting of one pilot and one dog.

The job of the pilot will be to monitor the instruments. The job of the dog will be to bite the pilot if it even looks like he is going to touch anything.

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by ss278
Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAS To Europe
Replies: 19
Views: 2071

RE: LAS To Europe

The desert southwest is a very popular destination for Europeans. Go to Southern Utah, the Four Corners area and the Grand Canyon during the summer and you will hear almost as many people speaking German and French as you will English.

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by ss278
Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Transfers Between LHR & LGW
Replies: 23
Views: 7567

RE: BA Transfers Between LHR & LGW

BA does not operate transfers between the two airports. They used to transfer baggage, but don't do that anymore, either. Upon arrival at either airport, you must clear immigration, the claim your bags and clear customs. Proceed to the ground transportation area and buy a ticket on the Speedlink bus...

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by ss278
Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More Drunks On "Airline" Tonight........:-(
Replies: 17
Views: 3541

RE: More Drunks On "Airline" Tonight........:-(

The show is getting real boring in my opinion. Frankly I'm tired of the same "problems" every week -- drunks, overweights, old lap children etc. etc. etc. I guess there is nothing new under the sun. I'd keep watching if they'd focus on the people of Souhwest more, ramp rats, pilots, F/A's and the b...

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by ss278
Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Thought This Was A Service Industry
Replies: 90
Views: 5447

RE: I Thought This Was A Service Industry



Service industry.....naw, hasn't been for years.

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by ss278
Mon Feb 09, 2004 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL To Pull Out Of NRT?
Replies: 61
Views: 7917

RE: DL To Pull Out Of NRT?

Load factors don't mean much. Its all about RASM vs. CASM. You could have a flight running a 100% load factor and still lose a ton of money. The wild card then is freight revenue. For example <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s <acronym title="London - Gatwick (LGW / EGKK), Unite...

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by ss278
Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite TWA Livery
Replies: 43
Views: 4643

RE: Favorite TWA Livery



Twin Globes. Hands down the best ever.

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