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by Transpac787
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is It Worth Pursuing an Airline/Aviation Management Degree?
Replies: 5
Views: 1110

Re: Is It Worth Pursuing an Airline/Aviation Management Degree?

I'm gonna go against the conventional wisdom, and say shoot for what you want to do. Even if it's the 'risky' option, not the 'safe' one. If you want to go to school for airline management, then go for it. Don't sell yourself short. In 2014, Jim Carrey made a commencement address at a University, wh...

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by Transpac787
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7907

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

@Transpac Thx, from what approx date are these figures ? 1999-2000 @ Transpac Also the upgrade from JT9D-20 to the JT9D-20J at the NW DC10-40's seems to be in progress at the date of your listing. Question : Were the NW DC10-40 aircraft (all) original equipped with water injection ? As far as I kno...

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by Transpac787
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER Hawaii Configuration?
Replies: 18
Views: 2124

Re: American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER Hawaii Configuration?

Why are you asking questions about something from two decades ago that has no particular relevance? Either which way you accept an answer, these 767’s you write about have been retired and are no longer configured the way they were 20 years ago. Because it's possible for people to be interested in ...

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by Transpac787
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7907

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

Question @Tranpac787 : Was the entire NW DC10-30 fleet powered by CF6-50C2 engines for fleet standarization or were the 590K aircraft powered by CF6-50C2B engines for better T/O performance below 79 degr F. ? Here's the information I have, which is over 20 years old. Maybe take it with a grain of s...

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by Transpac787
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7907

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

According the Type cerificate the following NWA DC10-30 aircraft were structurally capable of the following MTOW's NWA - C/N - MTOW - Original customer 226 - 46583 - 572 K - Swissair 233 - 46640 - 565 K - Malaysia 234 - 46912 - 565 K - Korean 235 - 46915 - 565 K - Korean 236 - 46934 - 565 K - Korea...

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by Transpac787
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7907

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

I don't remember any HNL-SYD flight during my tenure, but it's possible (year?). HNL-GUM existed for a couple of years on the 10. There was also a ANC-NRT on the 10 for a year. Here’s a timetable from 1992: http://www.departedflights.com/NW121592p9.html HNL-SYD ops split between 742 and DC10. Did N...

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by Transpac787
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7907

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

Did NW at any time operate the few late build -30ERs on select “longer” DC-10 runs? Northwest had DC10-30's weighing 565.0, 572.0, 580.0, and 590.0. I'm assuming you're interested in the latter two, being the highest-weight ships: 580.0 226 (ex Swissair) 237 (ex Varig) 241 (ex Varig) 242 (ex Varig)...

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by Transpac787
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7907

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

No, they flew ORD-NRT with DC-10-40s in at least late 1973... with a traffic stop in ANC each way: No, they did not. Your schedule is from 1973. NRT didn’t even open until 1978. Your schedule would be for ORD-ANC-HND. By the by, the poster I replied to clearly specified “scheduled nonstop”, and is ...

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by Transpac787
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: L1011-250 Payload Range
Replies: 15
Views: 3702

Re: L1011-250 Payload Range

DL_Mech wrote:
ATL-HNL (ship 737)and ATL-LGW, FRA,SNN,DUB,MAN,CDG were all frequent -250 destinations.


In what way(s) did ship 737 differ from the others?? Retained the domestic 2-class cabin, versus the international 3-class??

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by Transpac787
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Are there any TATL routes that can be operated by a 737NG?
Replies: 21
Views: 2391

Re: Are there any TATL routes that can be operated by a 737NG?

TheWorm123 wrote:
Norwegian used a 737-800 to fly from Edinburgh to JFK in place of a 737 MAX 8

To be clear, it was EDI-SWF. Newburgh/Stewart, not JFK.

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by Transpac787
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4209
Views: 616452

Re: United route announcement August 12, 2020

FWAERJ wrote:
I see FWA-DEN in there

No, you don’t.

From the OP:

“Airport codes are formed in any direction from letters that adjoin horizontally, vertically or diagonally.”

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by Transpac787
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOS to LHR in the 90s
Replies: 39
Views: 6735

Re: BOS to LHR in the 90s

Neither Delta nor Northwest served LHR during the days of Bermuda II. Prior to 2008, Northwest and Delta only served LGW. The original two US carriers that could serve LHR were PanAm and TWA, later becoming United and American. After Open Skies in 2008, Northwest changed their MSP-LGW and DTW-LGW ov...

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by Transpac787
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30
Replies: 64
Views: 7907

Re: NW DC-10-40 vs DC-10-30

ORD-NRT was one of the longer flights for the -40s, but I'm not sure if that was the longest scheduled route. Northwest never used the DC10 on ORD-NRT. It only operated with the 747-200. Incidentally, ORD-NRT was planned as NW's first A340 route in the early 90’s, but that never came to pass. Serio...

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by Transpac787
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Weights Over Time
Replies: 16
Views: 3974

Re: DC-10 Weights Over Time

At United we had the 2 weight version -30's, One was the 555K mgwt and the reset were 572K MGWT. the 555K airplane came from Pan AM via National airlines. the 572K airplanes came from CPAir and a few former Laker airplanes as well United actually had 3 weight variants: 555.0 (x1) (ex-PanAm) 1855 57...

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by Transpac787
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 Weights Over Time
Replies: 16
Views: 3974

Re: DC-10 Weights Over Time

Was there a higher than 572k option available for civil aircraft ? I thought I had seen a 580k option at one point Northwest had several IGW DC10's. They had quite the unique fleet; both their Dash-40's, and the later-acquired Dash-30's from the used market. Their Dash-40's had two main variants wi...

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by Transpac787
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Revisiting MH370
Replies: 183
Views: 23465

Re: Revisiting MH370

You seem to be literally using the word theory there What did you expect him to do, quote the non-existent official probable cause?? Of course he'd use the word 'theory'... “used in describing what is supposed to happen or be possible, usually with the implication that it does not in fact happen” A...

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by Transpac787
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What if the L1011 had beat DC-10 to market, and the RB211 program was flawless?
Replies: 31
Views: 4195

Re: What if the L1011 had beat DC-10 to market, and the RB211 program was flawless?

L10 (even the L15) was not able to fly trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe routes like the DC10-30ER does. The L1011-500 was absolutely able to fly trans-Pacific routes. United operated them on SFO-NRT, SFO-OSA Delta operated them on PDX-NRT, PDX-SEL Standard DC10-30’s (non-ER variants) routinely crossed...

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by Transpac787
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2153
Views: 270753

Re: AA's PHX Hub in Jeapordy?

PHX is also one of AA's most profitable hubs. PHX isn’t even in the top 3 of AA’s most profitable hubs. “The best hubs we have are Dallas/Fort Worth, Charlotte and Washington National in terms of profitability, American CEO Doug Parker told investors earlier in November” https://thepointsguy.com/ne...

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by Transpac787
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?
Replies: 90
Views: 11795

Re: Did the Northwest DC-10 ever make it to its Asian network?

Northwest DC10's routinely operated to/through Asia. Even in their final years at Northwest, they operated PDX-NRT prior to the A330-200's being delivered, and even SFO-NRT after the 747-200's began their final drawdown. I have a couple old Northwest timetables, showing them operating HNL-NRT, HNL-K...

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by Transpac787
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 Domestic variant.
Replies: 16
Views: 2095

Re: 747-400 Domestic variant.

This website has all the Boeing Airport Compatibility manuals, for most Boeing and McDonnell Douglas types. It should have most of what you're looking for, dimensions and weights wise. https://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/plan_manuals.page Here is a direct link for the 747-400 manual: https://...

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by Transpac787
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 Domestic variant.
Replies: 16
Views: 2095

Re: 747-400 Domestic variant.

The 747-400D retained the typical max zero fuel weight of 535.0, same as the other base-model variants. The max gross takeoff weight was considerably less, though; 600.0, compared to the usual 870.0 or even 875.0 Length was exactly the same, at 231ft and change. Wingspan was a bit smaller, however. ...

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by Transpac787
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How was Tower Air able to make so much profit operating 747-100s between LAX and JFK in the 1990's?
Replies: 9
Views: 1787

Re: How was Tower Air able to make so much profit operating 747-100s between LAX and JFK in the 1990's?

Anecdotally, Northwest used the 747-100 on MSP-NRT in a pinch, but at a steep payload penalty. LAX-NRT was about the furthest they tried to schedule the 747-100. To compare the ranges: LAX-NRT: 4737nm (8773km) MSP-NRT: 5170nm (9576km) JFK-TLV: 4934nm (9137km) So, JFK-TLV is possible on a 741, but at...

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by Transpac787
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did NW ever fly LAX-TPE?
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Did NW ever fly LAX-TPE?

MastaHanky wrote:
Semi-related - did NW ever serve KHH? I imagine it would have been around the same timeframe.


Yes. From the mid-90's to the early-2000's. Served by both DC10's, and the short-lived interport A320's.

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by Transpac787
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did NW ever fly LAX-TPE?
Replies: 11
Views: 2068

Re: Did NW ever fly LAX-TPE?

Did anyone actually read the timetable provided in the OP link?! It clearly shows that it was operated nonstop on the 747-400, both ways.

LAX-TPE / NW 67 / 130p / 615p / 744 (135)
TPE-LAX / NW 68 / 1145a / 900a / 744 (135)

It's possible it was summer-seasonal and only lasted one year.

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by Transpac787
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet
Replies: 31
Views: 8434

Re: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet

we had 2 sp27's with he straight staircase up to the upper deck 150UA and 151UA 1 was sold to Dubai Air wing. I have no idea where the other went, 8647 147UA is now the NASA SOFIA 747 with the telescope in he rear cabin. I have no Idea where the other SP's went I'm not sure where you're getting tha...

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by Transpac787
Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit (DTW) sets record for the months of August and September.
Replies: 14
Views: 2572

Re: Detroit (DTW) sets record for the months of August and September.

NOTAM’d closed to landing traffic [not departure traffic].

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by Transpac787
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet
Replies: 31
Views: 8434

Re: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet

strfyr51 wrote:
the 8 SP-21's and the 2 SP-27's flew SFO and LAX to Asia and SFO/LAX- to SYD/ AUK/HKG.


United (and PanAm before them) had 10 SP-21's and only 1 SP-27.

N140UA to N149UA were 21's, only N150UA was a 27.

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by Transpac787
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet
Replies: 31
Views: 8434

Re: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet

Surprised all those 741’s were kept with the -3A’s when an ‘easy’ conversion was available well before that. Or is that all the original frames and engine combinations? Airfleets lists all -100’s with the -7A’s. Also how many -100’s had the 750,000 gross weight limit rather then the 734,000 lb limi...

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by Transpac787
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet
Replies: 31
Views: 8434

Re: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet

Did the 747-222Bs have more range than the 747-SP27? Were the SPs three-class aircraft? That's never an easy question to answer with a simple black & white "yes" or "no". Is it range with max payload, range with max fuel, range with full cabin & bags, but no freight?? Et...

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by Transpac787
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet
Replies: 31
Views: 8434

United 747-100 / 200 / SP Fleet

Hey all, I recently was given an old United 747 manual from the early 90's, and was intrigued at how varied and non-uniform the fleet was, in terms of weight & engine combinations. Most of the manual is dated 1991, just prior to United buying the 7 ex-QF 747-200's. It's those I'm most interested...

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by Transpac787
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American DC-10 Fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

Re: American DC-10 Fleet

Fascinating, thank you for that post.

I'm legitimately surprised to see that AA had low-weight DC10's. There are a few photos of AA DC-10-10's in Europe.... I would have figured that AA had a few of their Dash-10's as the IGW version, with a max weight of 455.0 instead of the typical 430.0

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by Transpac787
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: American DC-10 Fleet
Replies: 2
Views: 1442

American DC-10 Fleet

Hey all, I'm wondering if anyone has information on the performance & limitations of the AA DC10 fleet. I recently came across a United DC10 manual, and was surprised to see how many different sub-fleets they had, in terms of weight/engine combinations. So, I'd be curious to know if anyone has f...

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by Transpac787
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Range HNL-DEN
Replies: 31
Views: 7392

Re: A321 Range HNL-DEN

That made me laugh. Your enroute alts would never be any further than origin or destination alts so you would not need extra fuel for ETOPS. Ahh, if only flying were so simple. If you lose an engine at the equal-time-point, you will drift down to lower altitude, have substantially more drag in the ...

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by Transpac787
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 4198

Re: History of AA intercontinental flying at ORD

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... l-network/
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How far back are you interested in?? This page shows the entire AA international route network from 1991, back when they still had 747SP’s, and the MD11 was brand new.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... l-network/

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by Transpac787
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15982

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

The pilots shutting down the engine would have entailed stopping all fluids and air transfer between engine and frame. Are you saying that you know that they did shut it down? No, pilots never deliberately seize their engines on shutdown, as you suggest they should have. What do you even mean "...

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by Transpac787
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.
Replies: 45
Views: 15982

Re: Engine spinner detaches mid-flight.

kiowa wrote:
the delta crew did not shut down the engine?????

Engines will always still windmill, even after shutdown. Short of a catastrophic failure or loss of oil pressure, engines will never fully seize.

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by Transpac787
Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A220 route additions
Replies: 350
Views: 30584

Re: SFO, ATL, SJC, MSY, SNA, FAI, LAS to gain A220 service by year-end 2019

Interesting. I didn't know the 757 could do it. Especially in the summer with the heat and altitude of SLC. I thought they would just run it with a 763ER. Big drop in capacity. United used to use 757's on DEN-HNL just a few years ago, during the off-season months. To the other islands, as well. Int...

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by Transpac787
Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Euro Business Seats
Replies: 34
Views: 5220

Re: Euro Business Seats

Do any Euro carriers offer extended legroom for the narrowbody Biz seats, or are they all uniform seat pitch throughout the cabin now??

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by Transpac787
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG
Replies: 100
Views: 14617

Re: passenger hits flight attendant, then pukes during Delta flight from IND to CDG

Varsity1 wrote:
zuckie13 wrote:
It looks to me like they didn't end up sending that plane to CDG. Why couldn't/didn't they quickly rustle up a crew at DTW to finish the trip?


I don't think DTW is a 767 crew base, Just A330 and narrow bodies.

DTW absolutely *does* have a 767 base. As well as A350.

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by Transpac787
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 757’s
Replies: 42
Views: 7526

Re: FedEx 757’s

We converted the 757s for FedEx here in Mobile. I was actually part of that. FedEx wanted 119 aircraft, that's what they got. There are no plans to add anymore to their fleet. As stated earlier, the life for cargo planes is much longer than for passenger service planes, so they will be flying for F...

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by Transpac787
Fri May 31, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest non-hub AA stations?
Replies: 57
Views: 10478

Re: Largest non-hub AA stations?

I think an important distinction in this question, is if you're looking for frequency or capacity?? Stations like the above-named IND and CMH do have a lot of frequency, but a lot of those flights are CR7's and E75's. On the flip-side of this, stations like DEN have 30+ daily flights and almost enti...

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by Transpac787
Sat May 18, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?
Replies: 12
Views: 3183

Re: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?

This page may be of some assistance to you, giving exact timeframes (and type of 747.... -100/200, SP, or 400) that operated United's various domestic and oceanic routes, over the years. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/275587/united-airlines-boeing-747-network-1970-2017/ Scroll dow...

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by Transpac787
Sat May 18, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?
Replies: 12
Views: 3183

Re: When did United introduce the 747-400 into service?

mention how it allowed Northwest to begin DTW-NRT direct flights. Thanks in advance! Northwest had actually served DTW-NRT for years, using 747-200, long before the 747-400 joined the fleet in 1989. Northwest also used their 747-200's on the longer routes of JFK-NRT and even JFK-OSA (before KIX was...

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by Transpac787
Sat May 04, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 13630

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

Here’s the Denver page of the OAG from 1991 and 1995. Domestic only in ‘91 and in ‘95, the only international was MEX. http://www.departedflights.com/DEN91intro.html http://www.departedflights.com/DEN95intro.html Since those are for the “North America” OAG, they would only indicate international fl...

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by Transpac787
Sat May 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 727s at Islip
Replies: 3
Views: 1325

Re: United 727s at Islip

http://www.departedflights.com/ISP85intro.html
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According to Departed Flights, United used 727’s into ISP as late as 1985:

http://www.departedflights.com/ISP85intro.html

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by Transpac787
Sat May 04, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Denver hub 1990s?
Replies: 89
Views: 13630

Re: United Denver hub 1990s?

To be clear, do you mean Denver Stapleton, or the new DIA airport??

Stapleton’s final day of operations was Monday, 27 February 1995. The last flight out was a Continental DC10, bound for LGW.

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by Transpac787
Thu May 02, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 7328

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

THANK YOU! So per that sheet, the 122 (Ex-UA) planes were the ones in the South American Config: N4703U Clipper Nautilus N4704U Clipper Belle of The Sea N4710U Clipper Sea Lark N4711U Clipper Witch of The Wave N4712U Clipper Tradewind Having said that, this youtube video clearly shows a 100 (three ...

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by Transpac787
Thu May 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 7328

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

This may be true- but very illogical if so. If it was named after a South American city and primarily served it, I find it extremely hard to believe that the plane would be in a standard config as they were trying to pull additional first/clipper revenue out of these S.A. flights- similar to what t...

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by Transpac787
Thu May 02, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)
Replies: 33
Views: 7328

Re: Pan Am 747 Cabin Era Article #5 | Final Era: One Last Effort at Capturing the Market by Following Trends (1987-1991)

Thanks again for the great work on this series! I do want to point out though that I am pretty sure the South American configuration 747s were actually all a sub-fleet of 747-100s - specifically the ex-United and ex-American birds This is correct. The 747-122 (ex-UA) and 747-123 (ex-AA) were both u...

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by Transpac787
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: United 747-100/200 Routes
Replies: 16
Views: 2408

Re: United 747-100/200 Routes

I realize this is a pretty old thread, but figured I'd throw some more info out there. Were the -222B ever used on other routes besides JFK-NRT? On substitutions, sure. But most of their lives were spent on only that route. United had dedicated subfleets for their JFK-NRT (on 742) and JFK-HKG (on 74...

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