I'm not totally convinced all of those aircraft in the original photo were able to taxi in either, especially the one mid-right side. I was once on a UA DC-8 arriving in SFO that shut down in the alleyway and was towed into a parallel gate. I assume the plane you are referencing was towed in as wel...Jump to post
Here's an interesting one: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2540 The San Francisco 49ers flew from EWR to LWB on a UA 753 after they beat the NY Jets. Next week's game is back at Met Life Stadium when they play the NY Giants. Instead of flying all the way back to SJC and back to EWR on Friday,...Jump to post
A-340. They're cheap to obtain, they can carry a decent payload, and according to a.net logic, they can fly slow. What’s their payload after deletion of the center gear though? Probably very little difference with or without the center gear. I seriously doubt the plane would be at maximum weight on...Jump to post
Here is a video explaining the operation of the nose cargo door on a 747. Compared to a passenger door it takes too long to open and close and there are extra procedures needed for its operation.
Back to W E S T E R N now though, was the Boeing 720 the main reason Western skipped the 727-100? Truthfully it was probably a great skip, and am just wondering the decision making or timing regarding this fortunate 727-100 skip. Western ordered the 720B in the spring of 1960 with the first deliver...Jump to post
It happened before on an L-1011:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_A ... Flight_855
Frontier is quietly launching MIA-PBI service this Friday. This is a triangular PHL-MIA-PBI-PHL routing likely due to CARES Act minimum service requirements but I'm amused that I could buy a plane ticket from Miami to West Palm Beach for less than it would cost to ride Brightline. Not to mention th...Jump to post
SFO. In the early 90's I used to live in San Bruno, CA just across the freeway from SFO. I used to walk down San Bruno Ave over the freeway to the long term parking lot next to United airlines MX base. From there I would get on the long term parking bus and ride it to work at the terminal. This was ...Jump to post
The ultimate white elephant in the USA is Everglades Jetport (TNT) about 33 miles west of MIA. The ambitious plan was to have 6 parallel runways and be the SST airport of the future. One runway was built before the project was abandoned. Before the widespread use of simulators, airlines would use th...Jump to post
I always thought the Indian Head tail design looked terrible on the 727-200s. I think it would have looked better if the red color had extended all the way down to the bottom of the #2 engine inlet. The placement of the indian head livery at the top of the tail of the 727 looked awful. It should ha...Jump to post
Come to PBI - it has the same exact problem. Many of the excess rental cars have been moved to the paved long-term parking area, but there are hundreds more still parked on a grass lot adjacent to the airport. There must be thousands of rental cars parked bumper-to-bumper, door handle-to-door handl...Jump to post
smokeybandit wrote:I'd be questioning the construction of that hangar
With enough money any company can be the official ___________________ (product) of _____________________ (event, organization, etc.). I am no more likely to buy a certain product just because they are the "official" whatever.Jump to post
In the Airport History facebook page there is a picture of the TWA terminal at JFK. One of the 747's had jetways attached to the R1 and R2 doors and a third jetway that was stretched out next to the L1 door but not attached. It is possible to use 3 jetways on a 747 but I don't know if it was ever do...Jump to post
AN-148 - It looks like a DO-328JET on steroids.Jump to post
Dear Lord, please bring back airport cafeterias. I might be showing my age, but airport cafeterias were better than the "specialty" crap they have nowadays.Jump to post
Dade-Collier (TNT) in the middle of the Florida Everglades was going to be the airport of the future to replace MIA and FLL. It was supposed to have 6 parallel runways. One runway was built before the project was abandoned. Before simulators became commonplace, airlines would use TNT for pilot train...Jump to post
IAD screwed it up starting in the late 90's. Concourse A used to be the concourse at the base of the old control tower adjacent to the main terminal. When the regional airline terminal at the end of Concourse B was built, that became Concourse A. The west half of the old Concourse A suddenly became ...Jump to post
I can't bear to read this thread anymore.Jump to post
MIA/FLL - Right side. A majority of arrivals to these airports follow the coastline. Some very nice views. LGA - Usually the left side. LAX - Right side. SFO - Both sides are good. I prefer the left side. For those who get nervous thinking the plane is about to land in the water, may I suggest an ai...Jump to post
Yes, Hughes Airwest, top banana in the west.
747-200 outlasted the 747-SP. Several versions of the 737 should outlast the 737-600. I believe the EMB-145 will outlast the EMB-135 and EMB-140. The 747SP is still in service. According to Wiki, the last revenue flight of the 747SP was in June 2016. As of July 2018 there were eight 747-200 freight...Jump to post
747-200 outlasted the 747-SP.
Several versions of the 737 should outlast the 737-600.
I believe the EMB-145 will outlast the EMB-135 and EMB-140.
As an American I can tell you most Americans have never heard of PMI. There is no marketing of PMI targeted towards Americans. For those reasons there is not enough traffic to support nonstop TATL service to PMI. PMI is also a leisure destination which usually means low yields. Therefore the best op...Jump to post
L-1011. When those RB-211's start, you feel it.Jump to post
UA L1011's which they got with the Pan Am pacific routes.
DL DC10's twice. The first time when they leased some while waiting for the L1011 and the second time after inheriting them from the Western merger.
DL A310's didn't stay around for long.
AA MD87's and MD90's inherited from Reno Air.
"I missed my flight because nobody from the airline came to the bar to tell me my flight was boarding."Jump to post
Cubana 707. Order cancelled as a result of trade sanctions. WA leased the planes for a while. HA A358>A338 then cancelled for the 789. NW/DL 787. Westair and Comair ordered the original version of the EMB-145. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embraer_ERJ_family#/media/File:EMB145Amazon.jpg Both airline...Jump to post