Great report Ben. Out of interest what date was your trip to SAV? I was also 21 in 1991 and with two university friends we flew from our home country to the USA and spent a month flying around on Delta Airlines. We had a special ticket which allowed for 30 days unlimited air travel on a standby bas...Jump to post
The French Air Force just retired its last Mirage 2000 fighter jet in favor the the Rafale, Dassault's most modern fighter. The Mirage 2000 began to be designed in the 70s and entered service in the French Air Force during the 80s. It was designed, back then, to replace the Mirage III, a Delta wing ...Jump to post
Interesting overview of the hubs. I enjoyed reading it. Thank you for posting this.
I would add SEA as Nmb 11 to the above list, because although it is not an AA hub as far as AA metal is concerned, it is a One World hub. Alaska is now part of the One World Alliance.
Very nice report. Thanks for sharing. I have never flown Cathay Pacific but I'm sure it is a great airline to fly with. Also I was impressed with the modern engineering and architecture structures of the terminals. That's the other beauty of air travel, aside from looking at the beauty of flight.Jump to post
Hi everyone, Not long ago I posted my tribute to the American 727, a few days ago was exactly 20 years the last 727 left the fleet after the last one arrived in MIA. So I decided to write a trip report, from over 30 years ago, about a trip that meant a lot to me. Back in 1991 I was a student at RPI ...Jump to post
Hi everyone, Today, day by day, marks the 20th anniversary of the the Boeing 727 retirement at American Airlines. The final flight, AA765, occurred on April 30th 2002 from TPA to MIA. I was on this very special flight, it meant a lot to me personally to say good bye to this very iconic aircraft that...Jump to post
AA did remove the 752 and 763 from the fleet A330 also. I don't think any AA hubs will be dehubbed. I'm just curious. DCA maybe. I'm not saying it will be dehubbed. I'm just saying it's not that big of a major hub. Is the DCA hub really important? That is the question. Because imagine three hubs cl...Jump to post
I read the article on the link. Interesting. So 5 daily (at least 5x weekly for each) JFK/BOS to LHR/LGW I would assume those would be set as follows: JFK-LHR 2x daily (at least 5 days out of 7) JFK-LGW 1x daily BOS-LHR 1x daily BOS-LGW 1x daily (if they make it happen). I'm wondering if EWR-LHR 1x ...Jump to post
I believe that Rossiya is still flying those in pax config, ex-United or ex-JAL. I could be wrong about who those came from.Jump to post
I would love to see American operating a fleet of A321NeoLRs on TATL runs out of JFK to destinations in Western Europe such as MAN, DUB, MAD (during the winter season, summer season it would still be a 777), BCN, MXP, GVA, ZHR,...you name it, and how about a second daily to CDG like there used to be...Jump to post
Just came across this video on YouTube and found it very interesting.
It shows in detail the mechanism of flaps on large aircraft.
Check it out. It's worth two minutes of your time.
Happy 40th anniversary to a lovely airplane. The 757. I remember the first time I ever saw a 757. It was an Eastern 757 landing in MCO , I was spotting planes landing on the runway. "Seven Fifty Seven!" My father shouted at me. This was the summer of 1984 when the 757 was all new. At that ...Jump to post
Here is another link to the order:
https://www.envoyair.com/2022/01/11/mor ... y-in-2022/
There is nothing that says this order is a conversion from previous options.
United still has a few ex-Continental 752s and 753s that are RR powered. So if they (United) eventually decide to get rid of those, demand for pax travel through Iceland picks up again and Icelandair decides they do want more used 757s, maybe they will consider adding ex-Continental 757s. Of course...Jump to post
United still has a few ex-Continental 752s and 753s that are RR powered. So if they (United) eventually decide to get rid of those, demand for pax travel through Iceland picks up again and Icelandair decides they do want more used 757s, maybe they will consider adding ex-Continental 757s. Of course,...Jump to post
OP you gave me the bug and I found this site below. The blog is great and includes Air Afrique timetables between 1987 and 1996. Sent me back in my childhood: New York had two routings in the 80s: Wednesday: Abidjan-Dakar-New York Saturday: Abidjan-Monrovia-Dakar-New York https://airline-memorabili...Jump to post
The 767-300 is tailor made for a lot of operations, both freight and passenger. American may have gotten rid of theirs, but United and Delta both continue to fly them with no real replacement in sight. ANA and JAL also. I believe that they have the youngest 300ERs still in passenger service so they...Jump to post
Well I'm sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with American. I have flown with them a lot in the last 30+ years of my life and I seldom had a similar issue. When there is a delay or a canceled flight, they rebook me. When booking a flight, I would always make sure I am scheduled to arrive at ...Jump to post
BA leaving LHR would be commercial suicide for them and they know it. Otherwise, never going to happen. You're right. I don't see that happening. I was shocked when I read this topic as soon as I got on the forum. Why would they leave Heathrow? Millions of Pounds were spent building T5, it's not fo...Jump to post
AA has Terminal 8 at JFK which is beautiful. You conveniently forget that. Yes. And so so the new LGA. I haven't seen yet the new LGA, but from what I have seen in videos on youtube, it is an all new terminal and it looks beautiful. Last time ever I was in LGA, in June of 2020, it was still the old...Jump to post
Poor FA. She is doing her job ensuring the safety of everyone on board and this moron punches her. She is professional, she is there to look for the safety of every passenger. The offender should be banned from flying American Airlines for ever. About three months ago I was flying from JFK to CDG. A...Jump to post
- Onboard Airport Navigation System to depict an airport map on the nav display; and It's an interesting feature to have on board. I believe that the A350 has that. It also shows the pilots where exactly they stand on the terminal when they run their engine start and departure checklists, before pu...Jump to post
The original 737 Astrojet (N951AA) was painted over with the standard livery, but a new one was painted (N905NN, which you rode) around the same time. This was done 4-5 years ago. As you mentioned a 757 retro jet also existed but they painted that plane back to standard AA livery a long time ago (>...Jump to post
100/200: Pan Am and South African.
300: South African, Sabena and Egypt Air.
400: South African, British Airways and KLM.
100: Never (and of course I never will). 200: Air France, Sabena, South African, Pan Am and US Air. 300: Sabena/SN Brussels, British Airways (I mean Comair in South Africa), KLM, Virgin Express and US Air. 400: Sabena, Czech Airlines, British Airways (I also mean Comair in South Africa), Virgin Expr...Jump to post
A318: Never (and I don't think I ever will).
A319: Alitalia, American, British Airways, Delta, SN Brussels and US Airways.
A320: American, ANA, British Airways, Delta, Egypt Air, Jet Blue, Sabena and Thomas Cook.
A321: American, Air France, British Airways and Egypt Air.
I do too. Like I explain in another topic, if you ever had a chance to read it, I wish I had flown on more of those. I haven't flown in one in now almost 20 years, but that's all right because I knew that past the mid 2000s there was nothing I could do. My biggest frustration was being deprived of f...Jump to post
MORE 727s. There is no better answer than that coming out of my mouth. I have flown on those but not enough. I wish I had flown on more of those, a lot more than I actually did. That's why I insist on the word "more". Imagine this: you are so hungry that you feel you could eat two pounds o...Jump to post
They must be doing pretty well, as far as I know. I haven't heard anything about them dropping the flights. New York and Miami see big Jewish communities so those flights should be easily filled, at least to the break even point from which you start making profit. 777-200s are not too hard to fill.Jump to post
Thank you for sharing. May all the victims rest in peace. We will never forget.Jump to post
When it comes to Europe, Star Alliance is over represented and OneWorld is under represented. Star has the entire Lufthansa Group, SAS, LOT, TAP, Aegean and, if you want to count them as European, Turkish Airlines. OneWorld only has IAG and Finnair. SkyTeam is about in the middle, not too big and n...Jump to post
I think 3 Alliance groups are too many. One of them should merge to form 2 super sized alliance groups and the criteria should be both geographical and airline size. Personally, I don't think it's that too many. Each alliance has one of the 3 Big US based airlines: One World has American, Star has ...Jump to post
Are these mainly from ATL or elsewhere? Don't know for sure, but DTW and MSP have historically been big to Canada, mainly due to geo proximity. LGA and BOS also, to YYZ. Don't forget that JFK/LGA combined is now considered a hub for Delta, if not a major hub at least a strong focus city as BOS is. ...Jump to post
Any chance of AA trying MIA-MHT saturday only service? I think it could work if flight was timed for cruise connections and South American a Caribbean flight connections. It could work, although only seasonal. Because it is during the winter months (Nov thru March) that New Yorkers and others livin...Jump to post
The earliest ones I personally remember are from the late 80s: 1988: British Caledonian is taken over by British Airways (yes I know we are talking about the US, not Europe, but that's just to add one merger I can remember as far back as possible). 1989: - Piedmont is taken over by US Air, hence new...Jump to post
...Is ANYTHING going in Boeing's favor? The 767-300ERF is still being built, and with no issues as far as I know. Fed Ex still has quite a few of them waiting to be delivered. It is true that Boeing hasn't received an order for 300ERFs lately but they haven't said anything about wrapping up the pro...Jump to post
Nothing is temporary...until it ends. That’s why we are looking at a half built T8 20 years later. Secondly, the current RJ concourse is designed for RJs. It is going to be a low narrow overcrowded mess with larger gates. Heck, it already is all of those things. Hoping AA builds out Terminal 8 to t...Jump to post
Now that SEA is a OW hub, would a nonstop CDG-SEA work? If so, then I imagine that flight would be a 788. And what about SEA-HEL? SEA-HEL that would be a transpolar route I imagine. Not sure SEA-MAD would work well. SEA-NRT could support two daily flights, at least 12x weekly, one on AA's metal on ...Jump to post
Now that SEA is a OW hub, would a nonstop CDG-SEA work? If so, then I imagine that flight would be a 788. And what about SEA-HEL? SEA-HEL that would be a transpolar route I imagine. Not sure SEA-MAD would work well. SEA-NRT could support two daily flights, at least 12x weekly, one on AA's metal on a...Jump to post
Balkan, CSA, Interflug, TAROM and LOT were the big eastern bloc airlines. Let’s hope the latter two hang on. Well LOT seem to be in good shape. Not sure about TAROM but no news is good news I guess. You forgot about Malev, also long gone. Yes, Malev for sure was a major Eastern European airline. I ...Jump to post
The DC-8-61 and DC-8-63 were more economical aircraft because of their fuselage stretch, especially after they were re engined, and that's a big reason why they stayed in service so much longer than the 707 did. I think this is what explains why the DC-8 was much more successful as a freighter than...Jump to post
True that 1970s 707s were mostly military but there were a few very late-build passenger liners — CAAC, Kuwait, Nigeria Airways etc. The last ones I’m aware of were delivered to Saudia, around 1977. Weird there were 707s less than ten years old when Airbus were building A320s. Right. As the same wa...Jump to post
Interesting take. I think Rickenbacker has a mixed legacy in the annuals of air transport history. While lauded (and rightfully so) for his veritable single-handed guidance of EA from its formative years, EA was viewed in a rather utilitarian prism with regard to the passenger experience. Comprised...Jump to post