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by AR385
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900
Replies: 8
Views: 3415

Re: São Paulo to Orlando aboard LATAM - Airbus A350-900

Great report! Could you mention the flight time? I´m curious about how many hours it takes to get from GRU to MCO. I did GRU-MIA and I can´t recall. The food looks great. Better the lunch than the breakfast but the mere fact that they serve a real meal as the second service is outstanding in this er...

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by AR385
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: The End of the A340-600: Iberia Business to the Holy Land
Replies: 6
Views: 8217

Re: The End of the A340-600: Iberia Business to the Holy Land

Great Trip Report. I particularly liked the detailed hotel review in TLV. As for the rest of it, thanks for reminding me yet again why I refuse to fly IB. Especially on the Premium services. I don´t know how much money you paid, but if it weren´t for the the seat, it looked like a Y class of service...

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by AR385
Fri May 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155148

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

fpetrutiu wrote:
SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
AR385 wrote:
But I do not think the issue here is fuel exhaustion.


Would fuel exhaustion produce the fireball we see when they crashed?


Fuel fumes are more explosive than the fuel itself (TWA800). I would say yes.


It would also depend what they hit on the ground.

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by AR385
Fri May 22, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi
Replies: 730
Views: 155148

Re: PIA A320 (flight PK8303) crashes in Karachi

It would not be the first time a PIA crew forgot to lower the gear. It does seem obvious the engines made ground contact an were damaged. Wether they were damaged to the point they failed at some time afterwards I could not say. But I do not think the issue here is fuel exhaustion.

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by AR385
Sat May 09, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25412

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

It´s a selfish way to go, due to the potential accident the collision could have generated. But as far as a "good way to go", it probably is. I can´t think of a more painless and quickest way to go. He probably never even felt the collision with the the engine. And it seems it hit it twice.

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by AR385
Wed May 06, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas
Replies: 14
Views: 2701

Re: Aerolineas Argentinas to absorb Austral Lineas Aereas

Good luck implementing this plan. Unions in both carriers are going to raise a ruckus.

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by AR385
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Uzbekistan Airways: Silk Road highlights in Business Class
Replies: 19
Views: 7204

Re: Uzbekistan Airways: Silk Road highlights in Business Class

Really nice trip report. Very detailed and complete. The amount of food served on the NYC sectors is mind-blowing. Might not be gourmet style but is simple, comforting food in good amounts. Sometimes that is a nice change from what you get on the more "upscale carriers". I loved the "...

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by AR385
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y
Replies: 12
Views: 6554

Re: FEVER ONBOARD! All Nippon Airways NH178: Tokyo-Narita to Seattle in Y

That´s gotta the most amazing cabin crew I´ever heard of.

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by AR385
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?
Replies: 53
Views: 9192

Re: KL685 AMS-MEX diverted because volcano and horses?

The only question I have is why the flight diverted. MEX has been operating with that volcano acting up like that for the past 25 years with worse "eruptions". It is probably the most monitored volcano in the world. I guess it was out of an abundance of caution. And it was the correct deci...

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by AR385
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Bolivia
Replies: 54
Views: 2431

Re: Unrest in Bolivia

I´m happy he´s gone. But, it was a military coup. To call it a military coup implies that the military forced him out of power (put him under arrest and assumed all power). To also call it a coup means that he was the legitimate ruler of the country being forced out by the whims of a few. Despite t...

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by AR385
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Unrest in Bolivia
Replies: 54
Views: 2431

Re: Unrest in Bolivia

I´m happy he´s gone. But, it was a military coup.

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by AR385
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)
Replies: 10
Views: 11591

Re: Ferries, Airports and Vikings! (lots of photos)

Fantastic trip report. One of those few that make a difference on this site. Congrats.

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by AR385
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400
Replies: 11
Views: 13308

Re: Israel/Poland, Lufthansa & LOT A380, Q400

Excellent trip report, Thanks. LH is the only airline I fly when I go to Europe. Glad it remains as I know it.

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by AR385
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First trip to Europe: Lufthansa SEA-FRA-TXL 747-400/A321 Economy
Replies: 13
Views: 15391

Re: First trip to Europe: Lufthansa SEA-FRA-TXL 747-400/A321 Economy

I loved your report. Berlin seems incredibly nice. I seemed to have a special relationship with D-ABVP. I´ve flown on it over 8 times on a variety of routes. Once, I had to do an EZE-FRA. connecting to MEX and D-ABVP took me on all sectors. The crew on the EZE-FRA part couldn´t stop laughing when th...

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by AR385
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Who Needs First Class? | Air North | ATR, B735 | Inuvik - Whitehorse - Ottawa |
Replies: 10
Views: 10447

Re: Who Needs First Class? | Air North | ATR, B735 | Inuvik - Whitehorse - Ottawa |

Thank you for the very interesting and detailed report. Would love to try them someday!

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by AR385
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55998

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

Accident: Aeromexico Connect E190 at Durango on Jul 31st 2018, veered off and overran runway after failed takeoff and burst into flames By Simon Hradecky, created Monday, Feb 25th 2019 17:17Z, last updated Monday, Feb 25th 2019 21:19Z On Feb 23rd 2019 Mexico's Secretaria de Communicationes y Transpo...

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by AR385
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55998

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

You are welcome to suggest deletion at any point in time, D L X. There also are many posts about a certain American airline.that every single time every single time it had an issue, we got threads of at least 3 pages. So the fact that videos of that airline are great and "thanks for sharing etc...

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by AR385
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55998

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

One of Aeromexico´s landings. This one is a ERJ-145 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh6Bc6j1zU4&feature=share Perhaps I am missing something, but how is this relevant to the discussion? It is important to the discussion because AM assigns their regional jets to crews that are young and without ...

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by AR385
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 7304

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

Something similar happened with an A320 in the Mediterranean with the Air NZ 888 test flight. Pitch was trimmed for slow flight, engines went to TOGA and they missed the use "Manual Pitch Trim" cue that would have most likely kept them from getting into the situation they got into. Also w...

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by AR385
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 7304

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

Something similar happened with an A320 in the Mediterranean with the Air NZ 888 test flight. Pitch was trimmed for slow flight, engines went to TOGA and they missed the use "Manual Pitch Trim" cue that would have most likely kept them from getting into the situation they got into. Also w...

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by AR385
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55998

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

The Captain is still in the hospital because even though the doctors were able to decompress the marrow. The doctors have warned him sternly that any movemennt of his neck will result in rendering him a paraplegic. The girl will be discharged soon, her injuries are not that severe. She has 1st. and...

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by AR385
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55998

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

One of the F/As remained on board the plane until she made sure no one was staying behind. She was the last to leave. Reminds me of The Costa Concordia,,,

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by AR385
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55998

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

The Captain is still in the hospital because even though the doctors were able to decompress the marrow. The doctors have warned him sternly that any movemennt of his neck will result in rendering him a paraplegic. The girl will be discharged soon, her injuries are not that severe. She has 1st. and ...

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by AR385
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31
Replies: 281
Views: 55998

Re: Aeroméxico E190 Accident in Durango July 31

How would an engine failure/explosion provoke such a loss of control on an airliner? I would say that rather than an engine, it´s the left MLG that broke. The captain is the most hurt person of all of everyone on board. He is undergoing surgery right now, because he suffered broken cervicals. Appare...

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by AR385
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 12339

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

Not only does the whole thing will never get off the ground, it also looks rather shady.

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by AR385
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 15681

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Max Q wrote:
Approach and landing was fine, don’t understand why the nose was raised so high after touchdown.


Probably had a tailstrike, not that it mattered, just an unusual technique as was keeping the engines in reverse after coming to a stop causing the huge dust clouds!


Soft field landing SOP.

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by AR385
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???
Replies: 114
Views: 15681

Re: Interflug IL-62 Landing on a Grass Field???

Max Q wrote:
Approach and landing was fine, don’t understand why the nose was raised so high after touchdown.


Probably had a tailstrike, not that it mattered, just an unusual technique as was keeping the engines in reverse after coming to a stop causing the huge dust clouds!


Soft field landing SOP.

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by AR385
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot's last flight
Replies: 48
Views: 6489

Re: Pilot's last flight

I thought they can continue flying cargo aircraft.

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by AR385
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Coolest Presidential Plane
Replies: 40
Views: 4800

Re: Coolest Presidential Plane

The Boeing 787-8

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by AR385
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61
Replies: 93
Views: 3729

Re: Another suicide; Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

In 2006 I attempted suicide. I wiil not give any details so people here don´t get any ideas. But the only reason I am here today is because they found on time I was in very dark place. ,No hope of things getting better, Constant anguish and feeling like I was a failure. But now, in 2008 sometimes i ...

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by AR385
Thu May 31, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 1012

Re: The correct phobia

Wow. You probably would have really lost it if you'd been there the night a big ol' Luna Moth (they're huge… Google if you dare!) kept hurling itself against the bathroom window while I was taking a shower. You have no idea. I´ve left movie theaters because those things were around, forfeited final...

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by AR385
Wed May 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 1012

Re: The correct phobia

Lepidopterophobia. I´ve had it since I was a child and time has not made it any better. Wow. You probably would have really lost it if you'd been there the night a big ol' Luna Moth (they're huge… Google if you dare!) kept hurling itself against the bathroom window while I was taking a shower. You ...

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by AR385
Wed May 30, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct phobia
Replies: 22
Views: 1012

Re: The correct phobia

Lepidopterophobia. I´ve had it since I was a child and time has not made it any better.

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by AR385
Tue May 29, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.
Replies: 19
Views: 6190

Re: KLM pilot arrested on Oslo airport for being intoxicated.

Was he "drunk" as in he was leaving a trail of alcohol smell as he was walking erratically, or what this is really is a confusion with blood alcohol limits in different countries?

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by AR385
Tue May 29, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Gonzalo, I respectully disagree. The airplane WAS a rust bucket and the airline WAS a cowboy company. Everybody knows that and it has been mentioned before in this thread. They certainly not were an AeroMéxico or a LAN plane. As for the respect of the crew, I don´t agree with your assertion, as the...

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by AR385
Mon May 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Gonzalo, I respectully disagree. The airplane WAS a rust bucket and the airline WAS a cowboy company. Everybody knows that and it has been mentioned before in this thread. They certainly not were an AeroMéxico or a LAN plane. As for the respect of the crew, I don´t agree with your assertion, as they...

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by AR385
Mon May 28, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

For many reasons. the alarms may not have sounded (I´m inclined to think this is the case) Or the situation was such that they had no time to react. Or maybe they reacted but the lifting devices remained stuck. I don´t think such a rust bucket aircraft operated by a cowboy company would care too muc...

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by AR385
Mon May 28, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It resembles the Trident crash in London in 1972. There was no fire,and it was a low energy impact, but still everybody died due to back and neck injuries (compression) By the way, the cause was premature retraction of the slats and a subsequent stall with the impossibility of recovering due to the...

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by AR385
Mon May 28, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It resembles the Trident crash in London in 1972. There was no fire,and it was a low energy impact, but still everybody died due to back and neck injuries (compression) By the way, the cause was premature retraction of the slats and a subsequent stall with the impossibility of recovering due to the ...

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by AR385
Thu May 24, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It looks more and more like a flaps problem. Either not set correctly for T/O or not set at all. I’m surprised no one has brought this up before. It should be obvious if the flaps we set in the wreckage. Anyone know? This is also a strong possibility. I haven't seen any good pictures of the wings. ...

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by AR385
Wed May 23, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

ImperialEagle wrote:
Have the numerous "eye witness" accounts of the crash been discounted? I have seen more than one description that said an engine was on fire before the crash occurred.


That is why I pointed out that it is a PROFESSIONAL witness.

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by AR385
Wed May 23, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Thank you dcajet and Apprentice for your inputs and additional information Re: An-148. AR385, you seem to have a hunch about the root cause of this crash. Would you mind to share with the rest of us the information that allows your assertion about the flaps? I know the LAPA crash was a consequence ...

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by AR385
Tue May 22, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Thank you dcajet and Apprentice for your inputs and additional information Re: An-148. AR385, you seem to have a hunch about the root cause of this crash. Would you mind to share with the rest of us the information that allows your assertion about the flaps? I know the LAPA crash was a consequence ...

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by AR385
Tue May 22, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

Thank you dcajet and Apprentice for your inputs and additional information Re: An-148. AR385, you seem to have a hunch about the root cause of this crash. Would you mind to share with the rest of us the information that allows your assertion about the flaps? I know the LAPA crash was a consequence ...

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by AR385
Tue May 22, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: CU972 operated by Global Air down near HAV

It looks more and more like a flaps problem. Either not set correctly for T/O or not set at all.

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by AR385
Fri May 18, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on CU972 crashed near HAV: Aircraft probably wrongly loaded
Replies: 470
Views: 83910

Re: 737 down near HAV

http://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/accidente- ... yo-de-2018
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This is an official comuniqué from Mexico´s Ministry of Transport. Hopefully it will clarify many doubts here:

http://www.gob.mx/sct/prensa/accidente- ... yo-de-2018

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by AR385
Tue May 08, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Texas International
Replies: 83
Views: 9148

Re: Texas International

As a child on I flew on TI. They called their DC9's "Pamper Jets", and had some really interesting gate appointments at the airports they served. They later adopted their Texas Flag livery. If I remember correctly they had like overstuffed Naugahyde Chairs, sofas etc in their gate areas, ...

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