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by nomadic
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 5694

Re: UA/TW Mid-Air Collision Brooklyn NY - Anniversary

In 1960 my father was a TWA flight dispatcher at Idlewild (as it was known then.) He was the union representative at the crash site on Staten Island and later during the investigation. Till the end of his days he remembered the crash as the most horrible thing he had ever seen. An ironic twist is th...

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by nomadic
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines Terminal at JFK?
Replies: 11
Views: 1845

Re: Northwest Airlines Terminal at JFK?

In the late 90s I flew NW several times from MSP to JFK arriving at T4. I remember the long walk from the gate to the domestic baggage claim.

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by nomadic
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 29368

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

I recall the large operation TWA had at LHR in the 70s and 80s. In 1980 I remember seeing 4 747s and 3 707s at the gate at Terminal 3 with another 747 at a hard stand. I believe is is more than British Airways ever had at one time at JFK.

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by nomadic
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA line up at JFK photo.
Replies: 127
Views: 29368

Re: BA line up at JFK photo.

In 1980 I was at Heathrow on my way to JFK. I remember seeing what a huge operation TWA had at the time. There were 4 747s and 3 707s at the gate at Terminal 3 with another 2 747s at a hard stand. This was more than BA ever had at JFK back then.

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by nomadic
Fri May 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 10812

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Northeast Yellowbird.

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by nomadic
Fri May 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline livery you miss the most
Replies: 166
Views: 10812

Re: Airline livery you miss the most

Northeast Yellowbird.

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by nomadic
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Northeast Airlines?
Replies: 20
Views: 4334

Re: New Northeast Airlines?

I would love to see them be a success.

But FY I Northeast was known for the
YELLOW BIRD. Hughes Airwest was the Big Banana

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by nomadic
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Celeberties in Airline ads/marketing
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: Celeberties in Airline ads/marketing

[
Peter Sellers did TWAs 'Taste of Europe Flying In The USA' spots in the 1960s. Later they had NBA stars promote Ambassador business class.

quote="Wingtips56"]Actor/director/playwright Laurence Luckinbill used to do TWA's TV spots years ago.[/quote]

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by nomadic
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Flights within the USA and North America
Replies: 73
Views: 9127

Re: 747 Flights within the USA and North America

[Dquote="TWA302"]More TW:
ORD – LAX
ORD - SFO
JFK - SFO
STL - LAX
STL-ORD (continued to LHR)
IAD - SFO
LAX - SFO
LAX - IAD
STL- HNL
ORD - LAS
BOS - LAX[/quote]


Two more TW

JFK-ORD ( continued to LAX )
JFK-SJU

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by nomadic
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Early 1960s Braniff
Replies: 19
Views: 3560

Re: Early 1960s Braniff

Did Braniff use the Solari display at DFW? I made some connections there shortly after the move from DAL but I don't remerber what the flight info system was. FYI. I believe TWA was the first to use the Solari display in the USA. In 1962 they were used at LAX and ORD. The most famous one was at the ...

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by nomadic
Tue May 31, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff Flight Attendant Uniforms Early 70s
Replies: 23
Views: 4718

RE: Braniff Flight Attendant Uniforms Early 70s

I was lucky enough to have enjoyed the original Braniff quite a bit and yes the 'fabulousness' could be found throughout the system. I especially remember the Halston uniforms and wide-body look interiors aboard '727 Braniff Plance' on numerous flights from Denver to <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Wo...

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by nomadic
Wed May 04, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Are The JFK T3 Mobile Boarding Lounges?
Replies: 25
Views: 4009

RE: Where Are The JFK T3 Mobile Boarding Lounges?

IIRC TWA also used Mobile Loungrs to board aircraft parked on hard stands as well as a shuttle between Terminal 5 and Terminal 6

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by nomadic
Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Orient 750 MSN-ORD Snack Service?!
Replies: 52
Views: 6769

RE: Northwest Orient 750 MSN-ORD Snack Service?!

Back in the 80s when flying for business on <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym> I recall being served a hot breakfast on flights from <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> to <acronym title="Mad...

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by nomadic
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Celebrity Passengers
Replies: 79
Views: 21871

RE: Celebrity Passengers

Way back in 1967 I was traveling back from London to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> with my dad (a TWA flight dispatcher). We were seated in First Class on a 707 and the only other passengers were Roger Daltry and the W...

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by nomadic
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 25 Years Since Demise Of Eastern
Replies: 37
Views: 3901

RE: 25 Years Since Demise Of Eastern

Although my dad worked for TWA I did have a chance to fly Eastern quite a bit, mainly <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field)...

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by nomadic
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAC 1-11 Customers
Replies: 99
Views: 11506

RE: BAC 1-11 Customers

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Rugger" class="quote" target="_blank">Rugger</a> (<a href="#62" class="quote">Reply 62</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> When I was young ...

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by nomadic
Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No TWA Propjets?
Replies: 10
Views: 2962

RE: Why No TWA Propjets?

I would love to have a model of the Capitol Britannia. What an superb looking airliner. Too bad Capital was never able to put it into service.

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by nomadic
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No TWA Propjets?
Replies: 10
Views: 2962

RE: Why No TWA Propjets?

Thanks for catching I forgot to mention Delta. How could I miss them since I know they had their ex-Northeast 227s.......I even flew aboard one from Burlington to Boston shortly before it left the Delta fleet. I did not include Pan Am...should have been more specific about major carriers operating p...

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by nomadic
Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No TWA Propjets?
Replies: 10
Views: 2962

Why No TWA Propjets?

I have been searching the forums to see if this topic has been discussed but have not found much. IIRC TWA was the only US carrier to never operate propjets. All the other majors had them at one time or another: Electra: American Braniff National Northwest Eastern Western Viscount: Continental Capit...

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by nomadic
Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Horse One"
Replies: 24
Views: 10835

RE: "Air Horse One"

Is there a cabin with seats for trainers, handlers etc? The <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> footage only showed the stall area but no seats. BTW a second horse was on board as well. Funny Cide, winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness in 2003 was on his way back to his h...

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by nomadic
Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Horse One"
Replies: 24
Views: 10835

RE: "Air Horse One"

"Air Horse One" is what the local news reporters called the plane.

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by nomadic
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Horse One"
Replies: 24
Views: 10835

RE: "Air Horse One"

Thanks for the info. The <acronym title="Virgin Express (Belgium)">TV</acronym> coverage of the arrival did not show the tail.......only Am Phar deplaning via the forward door onto a red carpeted ramp. He did not take time to chat with reporters but left right away for his deluxe stall at Saratoga, ...

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by nomadic
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Air Horse One"
Replies: 24
Views: 10835

"Air Horse One"

Does anyone know who owns and operats the aircraft used to transport Tripple Crown-winning horse American Pharoah? The horse arrived today at Albany International Airport in upstate New York. He will be running in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Springs Racecourse on Saturday. The plane was a 727-200...

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by nomadic
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Questions About U.S. Carriers Intra Asia Routes?
Replies: 30
Views: 5025

RE: Questions About U.S. Carriers Intra Asia Routes?

Way back when, I flew <acronym title="Tokyo - Narita International (New Tokyo) (NRT / RJAA), Japan">NRT</acronym> <acronym title="Manila - Ninoy Aquino International (Col Jesus A Villamor AB) (MNL / RPLL), Philippines">MNL</acronym> and <acronym title="CURRENT: Hong Kong - International (Chek Lap Ko...

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by nomadic
Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pope Francis AZ Flight
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

RE: Pope Francis AZ Flight

When Pope Paul <acronym title="Volga-Dnepr Airlines (Russian Federation) and Vieques Air Link (Puerto Rico)">VI</acronym> and John Paul <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> visited the US they arrived on Alitalia and returned to Rome on TWA. John Paul was a big fan of TWA. Aft...

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by nomadic
Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 1972 Schedule Question
Replies: 14
Views: 5452

RE: TWA 1972 Schedule Question

IIRC Ambassador Express was first intoduced on the <acronym title="New York - La Guardia (Glenn H Curtiss / North Beach / Municipal-La Guardia Field) (LGA / KLGA), USA - New York">LGA</acronym> <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym> route. TWA, Uni...

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by nomadic
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA 1972 Schedule Question
Replies: 14
Views: 5452

RE: TWA 1972 Schedule Question

Northeast had folding middle seats as well. They were promoted as the ' seat and a half'

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by nomadic
Mon May 04, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Washington Dulles - Mobile Lounges
Replies: 43
Views: 10830

RE: Washington Dulles - Mobile Lounges

I was on the original Mobile Lounge in the mid 1970s. I flew in and out of <acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> on a trip from Boston to Washington and then Washington to Denver. Both flights were on TWA 707s and there was one lounge eavh for ...

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by nomadic
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5
Replies: 47
Views: 5848

RE: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SmithAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">SmithAir747</a> (<a href="#37" class="quote">Reply 37</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> I seem ...

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by nomadic
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5
Replies: 47
Views: 5848

RE: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5

The PlaneMate was the best way to go between the two terminals but I think it only operated later in the day ... just before and during the TransAtlantic departure rush. I never rode the PlaneMate but used the plywood open air walkway when I needed to change terminala. This was supposed to ba a temp...

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by nomadic
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5
Replies: 47
Views: 5848

RE: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5

The FIS opened in 1970 along with the rest of Flight Wing One. Prior to that TWA passengers cleared customs at the I A B. Connecting pax could take a brief shuttle to <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym>. The empty aircraft were towed over. .......a it of trivia and my brush with hist...

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by nomadic
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5
Replies: 47
Views: 5848

RE: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SmithAir747" class="quote" target="_blank">SmithAir747</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> As mentio...

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by nomadic
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fonts Used For Airport Wayfinding Signage
Replies: 25
Views: 11181

RE: Fonts Used For Airport Wayfinding Signage

[quote=slowrambler,reply=4][/quot

I believe Saarinen also designed all of the sinage at the TWA Flight Center in New York. It was quite unique and certainly fit the style of the building.

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by nomadic
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5
Replies: 47
Views: 5848

RE: Memories: JFK TWA Flight Center T5

My dad worked for TWA at Idlewild/ <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> and I was able to explore all parts of the Flight Center. I even remember being inside before the building officially opened. We got a tour while constru...

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by nomadic
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetways To Both Front And Rear Doors On Left Side.
Replies: 12
Views: 6652

RE: Jetways To Both Front And Rear Doors On Left Side.

TWA constellations used jetways at their Flight Center in New York. The original 'Flight Wing' was designed to use forward and aft bridges for 707s and Convair 880s. Constellations normally used the rear door only.

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by nomadic
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Of Faded Glory?
Replies: 103
Views: 18627

RE: Airports Of Faded Glory?

Yes. Empire was based briefly there. Piedmont maintained some operations for a while after they bought Empire then USAir when they merged with Piedmont. But the airport was nevwr quit the same with Mowhawk gone.

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by nomadic
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports Of Faded Glory?
Replies: 103
Views: 18627

RE: Airports Of Faded Glory?

Utica Oneida County airport in east -central New York State was once the headquarters of Mohawk Airlines. This was their operations center and <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> base. At its peak there were several dozen flights a day including quite a few BAC 1-111. Not bad fo...

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by nomadic
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy Birthday DC 3
Replies: 40
Views: 5131

RE: Happy Birthday DC 3

In 1956 I was on a Northeast Airlines DC-3 from Manchester NH to New York LaGuardia

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by nomadic
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1930s German Catapult Mail-carrying Floatplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

RE: 1930s German Catapult Mail-carrying Floatplane?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/bavair" class="quote" target="_blank">bavair</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i> The planes would have been to heavy to carry ...

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by nomadic
Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can US Airlines Create A Hub In Europe?
Replies: 25
Views: 5675

RE: Can US Airlines Create A Hub In Europe?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/PanHAM" class="quote" target="_blank">PanHAM</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>They did that before PA and to a lesser extend...

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by nomadic
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1930s German Catapult Mail-carrying Floatplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

RE: 1930s German Catapult Mail-carrying Floatplane?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ElanusNotatus" class="quote" target="_blank">ElanusNotatus</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>The aircraft would land on the w...

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by nomadic
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1930s German Catapult Mail-carrying Floatplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

RE: 1930s German Catapult Mail-carrying Floatplane?

Here is the link to get more information about the stories mentioned above: <a href="http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/titanicvoyages" target="_blank">http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/titanicvoyages</a> Don't pay too much attention to the 'Titanic' in the link. The writer has included lots of early commerc...

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by nomadic
Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1930s German Catapult Mail-carrying Floatplane?
Replies: 8
Views: 3340

RE: 1930s German Catapult Mail-carrying Floatplane?

I was googling for more information about these catapult launched flying boats and came across some stories about ficticious passenger seaplanes in the 1930s. The writer discusses a pair of large catapult launched planes sent up from White Star Line ships in mid-atlantic. The aircraft seem to be alo...

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by nomadic
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Rolls Out New Livery - Yellow Bird
Replies: 146
Views: 32091

RE: Spirit Airlines Rolls Out New Livery - Yellow Bird

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/william" class="quote" target="_blank">william</a> (<a href="#16" class="quote">Reply 16</a>):<br/><i>BRANIFF!!!..............BRANIFF!!!...........

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by nomadic
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures
Replies: 211
Views: 54918

Southwest Airlines New Livery Pictures

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/AA333PHL" class="quote" target="_blank">AA333PHL</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i> I just wish they had used the "classic ...

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by nomadic
Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Water Cannon Salute At CHS This Morning
Replies: 6
Views: 3454

RE: Water Cannon Salute At CHS This Morning

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyiguy" class="quote" target="_blank">flyiguy</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Honors Flight most likely...</i></font></td>...

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by nomadic
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Florida Reincarnation - Plans 2015 Launch
Replies: 82
Views: 13225

RE: Air Florida Reincarnation - Plans 2015 Launch

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/TWA772LR" class="quote" target="_blank">TWA772LR</a> (<a href="#42" class="quote">Reply 42</a>):<br/><i>I'm waiting for the reincarnation of Nor...

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by nomadic
Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA Takes Delivery Of First 787-9
Replies: 47
Views: 17619

RE: UA Takes Delivery Of First 787-9

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#21" class="quote">Reply 21</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Delta Air Lines (U...

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by nomadic
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HP...err, I Mean AA Debuts Heritage Jets
Replies: 86
Views: 21185

RE: HP...err, I Mean AA Debuts Heritage Jets

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SXDFC" class="quote" target="_blank">SXDFC</a> (<a href="#20" class="quote">Reply 20</a>):<br/><i>Sharp livery, but not as iconic as the "Red St...

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by nomadic
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Terminal 4 After DL Moved In
Replies: 22
Views: 8880

RE: JFK Terminal 4 After DL Moved In

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jfklganyc" class="quote" target="_blank">jfklganyc</a> (<a href="#8" class="quote">Reply 8</a>):<br/><i>This was/is needed as the check in hall ...

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