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by bohica
Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France revised titles
Replies: 31
Views: 7328

Re: Air France revised titles

For example, while NK titles look pretty good on the 320 (setting aside the scratch marks they have since done away with): View Medium • View Large Photo by Hector Rivera - HR Planespotter What in the world were they thinking centering them on the 321?: View Medium • View Large Photo by Art Brett -...

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by bohica
Sun Mar 21, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions
Replies: 26
Views: 3226

Re: Examples of Where Older Versions of Aeroplanes Outlive Newer Versions

I believe the 747-100/200 outlasted the 747SP in revenue service. (I'm not counting private or government planes.)

The same goes with the L-1011-500. I believe it's bigger brother outlasted it.

Some may say it's a different model, but I think the A300 will outlast the A310.

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by bohica
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could Amazon start passenger service?
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: Could Amazon start passenger service?

Prime members will receive free unlimited checked baggage allowance, free seat selection, and priority boarding. :smile:

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by bohica
Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?
Replies: 41
Views: 3105

Re: Most unsuitable aircraft for their routes ?

UA used to operate a 744 ORD-IAD. It was slight overkill but it was a tag on the NRT-ORD flight. I wasn't complaining. It was nice to fly on a 744 on that route.

HP used to operate a 747 PHX-LAS.

WA used to operate a DC-10 MIA-FLL. It was a tag on the LAX-MIA flight.

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by bohica
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Angry cat" attacks pilot, forcing emergency landing
Replies: 20
Views: 4445

Re: "Angry cat" attacks pilot, forcing emergency landing

The airport code is HSSS.
The captain's decision to return was PURRfect.

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by bohica
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in
Replies: 57
Views: 7098

Re: Aircraft you've been aboard but not flown in

Concorde G-BOAG (IAD)

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by bohica
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through
Replies: 52
Views: 4850

Re: Airports you have visited but not flown to/through

Riddle: I made a connection in AMS but I have never flown into or out of AMS. How did I do that?

Answer: I arrived in AMS on a train and connected to another train.

The connection at AMS was on the same platform which is underground. Because of that, I didn't see any airplanes at AMS.

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by bohica
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 510
Views: 68629

Re: Spirit Airlines Article

Saw headline on CNBC website but can't open - https://www.cnbc.com/2021/01/18/why-ultra-low-cost-carrier-spirit-airlines-is-falling-behind.html What exactly is the author trying to say? This reads "Spirit was one of the few perpetually profitable and growing carriers in the U.S. It is undergoi...

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by bohica
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?
Replies: 108
Views: 8085

Re: Top 5 most missed Airlines ?

Independence Air
Western
TWA
PSA
Air California

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by bohica
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Possible AA/AS merger in the future?
Replies: 43
Views: 3406

Re: Possible AA/AS merger in the future?

slvfly wrote:
Better question is why does this forum have such a massive fetish for mergers?


Because there's no more Northwest DC-9's.

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by bohica
Sat Dec 19, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 4716
Views: 750017

Re: UA starting ANC-FAI?!

More importantly, since when can Alaska flights be booked on UA.com??? Doing a dummy booking in mid-July for ANC-FAI, and 5 AS flights are bookable on UA.com :shock: I was wondering the same thing when I looked too :lol: Being curious, I did a dummy booking for May 17. The UA flight shows up on Pri...

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by bohica
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery
Replies: 17
Views: 2507

Re: Likelihood of a Battleship Gray Retro Livery

The image of the UA 767 in battleship gray being flown into #2 WTC is reason enough never to have a retro battleship gray livery. :shakehead:

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by bohica
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Windrose Airlines Applies For U.S. Flights - Kyiv to New York JFK
Replies: 26
Views: 5128

Re: Windrose Airlines Applies For U.S. Flights - Kyiv to New York JFK

Windrose has the worse livery of any airline I've ever seen Wow, you weren't kidding. What an eyesore. I actually quite like the colours! :cloudnine: Unfortunately same couldn't be said for the interior, which is really "psychedelic" :hypnotized: 2304159 OMG!!! Please turn it off. This is...

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by bohica
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4542

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

Concourse E/F in ORD. Built for the 1960's. Concourse C/D at IAD. A "temporary" structure built in the 1980's that should have been torn down 20 years ago. All of Terminal 1 in LAS. Even with renovations it still looks like a 1970's era terminal. Concourses F and G in MIA. Not only does it...

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by bohica
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK
Replies: 65
Views: 12084

Re: AS 737 hits a bear in YAK

I can't bear to read this thread anymore.

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by bohica
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst civilian procurement
Replies: 44
Views: 3340

Re: Worst civilian procurement

Delta and the A310. They were only operated between 1991 and 1995. Replaced with the 767-300. Did they actually order them? My memory tells me Delta got A310 in a single-shot purchase of Pan Am routes to Europe, and they had to choose between taking 747's (world's oldest), DC-10's or Airbuses. A310...

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by bohica
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst civilian procurement
Replies: 44
Views: 3340

Re: Worst civilian procurement

Delta and the A310. They were only operated between 1991 and 1995. Replaced with the 767-300.

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by bohica
Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about ground personnel
Replies: 18
Views: 1895

Re: Question about ground personnel

It may depend on union contracts as well. I know that at the larger stations and hubs of PMUA, mechanics marshalled planes as well as push them back and tow. I don't know if it's still true today. Union contracts can be very specific about what tasks are accomplished by which work group.

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by bohica
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is/was the worst vanity air route?
Replies: 33
Views: 3551

Re: What is/was the worst vanity air route?

In the early 1970's. TWA TLV-BOM-BKK-HKG-GUM-HNL-LAX. These were the dots connected to claim they flew around the world.

Late 1990's/Early 2000's. UA LHR-DEL-HKG. So UA could claim they flew around the world.

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by bohica
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Atlantic Coast Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Atlantic Coast Airlines

It was a Jetstream Super 31 also known as a Jetstream 32. It carries 19 passengers.

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by bohica
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no cargo hold on small props?
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Why no cargo hold on small props?

1526025,5467689 In the first picture you can see the aft baggage compartment in the aft of the cabin. The baggage compartment is very small and ramp agents needed to be creative to maximize the space available. In the second picture you can see the under belly storage known as the "pod." ...

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by bohica
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: When and why did parallel parking jetways die out?
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Re: When and why did parallel parking jetways die out?

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...

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by bohica
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 111
Views: 19475

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

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,...

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by bohica
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..
Replies: 96
Views: 19790

Re: Pan Am coming back ... yet again..

I thought the DOT requires drug testing for airline employees. Whoever came up with this is definitely on drugs.

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by bohica
Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?
Replies: 52
Views: 5074

Re: Who want to fly the Max when it’s back ?

People flew on the DC-10 after it was grounded. People flew on the 787 after it was grounded. People will fly on the 737 MAX after it's returned to service.

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by bohica
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers
Replies: 53
Views: 7222

Re: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers

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...

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by bohica
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers
Replies: 53
Views: 7222

Re: Best airframe for fire-fighting tankers

A-340. They're cheap to obtain, they can carry a decent payload, and according to a.net logic, they can fly slow.

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by bohica
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is it possible for a passenger 747 to board through the nose?
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Re: Is it possible for a passenger 747 to board through the nose?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhFsPEtwnVA
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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhFsPEtwnVA

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by bohica
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines questions
Replies: 72
Views: 10237

Re: Western Airlines questions

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...

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by bohica
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3472

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

LittleFokker wrote:
The Washington "Football Team"


They might as well call themselves the Washington Possums. They play dead at home and get killed on the road.

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by bohica
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?
Replies: 59
Views: 3472

Re: Washington Redskins Name Change on the Way?

They should drop "Washington" as well. Change it to DC.

Call them the DC DRAGONS.

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by bohica
Fri May 22, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 234
Views: 25162

Re: South Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by bohica
Wed May 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train
Replies: 108
Views: 12586

Re: Airports that can be accessed on foot vs airports that can only be accessed by car / train

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 ...

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by bohica
Tue May 05, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst “White Elephant” Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 4263

Re: Worst “White Elephant” Airports

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...

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by bohica
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries
Replies: 46
Views: 5869

Re: Western Airlines Chieftain Liveries

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...

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by bohica
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)
Replies: 54
Views: 7703

Re: Fire at Fort Myers Airport (Apr. 3)

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...

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by bohica
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf
Replies: 26
Views: 7101

Re: CRJ Jet Blast rips hangar out of the ground like a leaf

smokeybandit wrote:
I'd be questioning the construction of that hangar



I'm no construction expert, but shouldn't the hangar be secured to the foundation?

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by bohica
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games
Replies: 34
Views: 5752

Re: Delta to be airline sponsor of US Olympics Team, LA 2028 Games

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.

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by bohica
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-400 with three jetways attached
Replies: 18
Views: 3143

Re: 747-400 with three jetways attached

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...

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by bohica
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?
Replies: 111
Views: 8403

Re: What in Your Opinion has been the Ugliest Commercial Jet?

AN-148 - It looks like a DO-328JET on steroids.

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by bohica
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When will MCO Terminal A be completed?
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: When will MCO Terminal A be completed?

KFTG wrote:
Because they didn't build it.


He wants to know WHY it wasn't built.

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by bohica
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 50 Busiest US Airports, Rankings: Best and Worst Dining Options
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: 50 Busiest US Airports, Rankings: Best and Worst Dining Options

Dear Lord, please bring back airport cafeterias. :pray: I might be showing my age, :old: but airport cafeterias were better than the "specialty" crap they have nowadays.

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by bohica
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New airport killed the old airport
Replies: 44
Views: 8111

Re: New airport killed the old airport

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...

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by bohica
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiftair (Spain) and Swift Air (USA)
Replies: 23
Views: 3161

Re: Swiftair (Spain) and Swift Air (USA)

There was a West Air in the USA. There is(was) a West Air in Europe. There is a West Air in China. There is a West Air in Namibia.

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by bohica
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are AC and DL terminal 2 partners at FLL?
Replies: 24
Views: 3810

Re: Why are AC and DL terminal 2 partners at FLL?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe any gates in Concourse C where UA is located are capable of handling widebodies. AC flies 767's into FLL on a regular basis.

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by bohica
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum
Replies: 47
Views: 6278

Re: Denied Boarding - a Man and His Possum

In today's "politically correct" society, the possum should have identified as a cat.

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by bohica
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service
Replies: 46
Views: 9336

Re: MIA - Major Airport With No CRJ Service

Come to think of it I don't believe there's any scheduled CRJ service in FLL.

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by bohica
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Greatest myths about air industry
Replies: 55
Views: 6839

Re: Greatest myths about air industry

Northwest DC-9's will fly forever.

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