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by american762
Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental B767-224ER's
Replies: 25
Views: 12111

RE: Continental B767-224ER's

Catch em while you can on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> as well between <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>/<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> - <acronym title="New ...

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by american762
Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fastest Commercial Planes At The Moment?
Replies: 77
Views: 57528

RE: Fastest Commercial Planes At The Moment?

American Eagle pilots typically argue the CRJ-700 is the fastest aircraft in the AMR fleet besides the 777. The CR7 wears the same engines as the much heavier -900 giving it it's high cruise speed I believe. I've witnessed FL410 and .83 on them.

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by american762
Fri May 09, 2008 4:59 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Class On AA 757's
Replies: 20
Views: 14958

RE: First Class On AA 757's

Having sat in First on <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym>'s 757's more times than I can remember, the seats are of good width. However, there is a leather seam on the cushion itself that always feels very uncomfortable in bad spots, just a very poor design. They also are getting u...

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by american762
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Dumbest Things Heard From Passengers
Replies: 191
Views: 21497

RE: Dumbest Things Heard From Passengers

A few years ago I was flying <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Miami - International (MIA / KMIA), USA - Florida">MIA</acronym>-Barbados and while sitting in Kennedy, the man sees the "Luxury Liner" logo on...

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by american762
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Do F And J Class Have To Go Empty?
Replies: 46
Views: 8868

RE: Why Do F And J Class Have To Go Empty?

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by american762
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site
Replies: 197
Views: 19010

RE: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site

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by american762
Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site
Replies: 197
Views: 19010

RE: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site

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by american762
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site
Replies: 197
Views: 19010

RE: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site

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by american762
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site
Replies: 197
Views: 19010

RE: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site

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by american762
Tue Jun 05, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site
Replies: 197
Views: 19010

RE: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site

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by american762
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site
Replies: 197
Views: 19010

RE: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site

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by american762
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site
Replies: 197
Views: 19010

RE: Delta.com Launches Gay-focused Travel Site

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by american762
Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Ads Added To Departflights.com
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

RE: Old Airline Ads Added To Departflights.com

United_Fan, Just thought I would let you know. That picture of the woman in the orange dress in the lounge of the 747-200 is my mother. Being the secretary to the VP of Pan Am from 1961-69, she flew many of the first flights on the 747. Including its first commercial flight. She does not remember wh...

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by american762
Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Makes $20M Investment In TransCon Aircraft
Replies: 42
Views: 8350

RE: AA Makes $20M Investment In TransCon Aircraft

I am very happy that <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> is finally going to do something. I will be travelling in the F cabin this April and the J cabin in June. Hopefully I will get on one of the refitted aircraft in June, I know its a long shot. Nice job <acronym title="American...

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by american762
Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Airline Ads Added To Departflights.com
Replies: 17
Views: 6322

RE: Old Airline Ads Added To Departflights.com

Great site...One question, how is it possible that in all these ads, there are non from the queen of the skies, Pan Am...I know there are plenty of sites with their ads, just shocked to see that they wouldn't be on this site of ads from the 50's-90's.

[Edited 2006-12-10 00:08:25]

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by american762
Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Would Happen If An Aircraft Attempted To....
Replies: 37
Views: 13029

RE: What Would Happen If An Aircraft Attempted To....

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by american762
Tue Sep 12, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: AA To Order 787s.
Replies: 107
Views: 15169

RE: Unconfirmed: AA To Order 787s.

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by american762
Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help - Mid 1980s AA Transcon
Replies: 8
Views: 2704

RE: Help - Mid 1980s AA Transcon

The seating with 3 seats obviously implies it was not First class, but a Business class product. Was <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> even operating their 3 Class "Flagship Service" as they now do on their transcon 767-200's, which btw, I enjoy more than any other route they fly...

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by american762
Sat May 27, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 As Head Of State Aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 14513

RE: A380 As Head Of State Aircraft

Your best bet would be in the Middle East obviously. It all depends on if flag carriers of specific countries are flying the A380. If the countries Flag Carrier(s) are not flying it, it would be highly unlikely that the country would pay the extra fees to support only one or two of the type. A count...

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by american762
Fri May 26, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Humor From The Flightdeck
Replies: 53
Views: 14287

RE: Humor From The Flightdeck

On a Song flight from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="San Diego - Miramar MCAS (NAS) / Mitscher Field (NKX / KNKX), USA - California AND Mountain View - Moffett Federal Airfield (NAS) (NUQ / KNUQ), USA - ...

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by american762
Fri May 26, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why US Airways Ordered A350?
Replies: 49
Views: 9745

RE: Why US Airways Ordered A350?

The answer is absolutely obvious. US Airways currently operates the A330, the A350 will contain roughly the same cockpit, and pilots accustomed to the Airbus Fly-By-Wire cockpit will be certified in just a few weeks of training.


One word. COMMONALITY

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by american762
Thu May 25, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Towns Famous For Crashes
Replies: 53
Views: 7727

RE: Towns Famous For Crashes

Glen Cove/Oyster Bay Cove - Avianca Long Island Sound (not a town so much) TWA 800 Pango Pango, Samoa. Pan Am 707 Clipper Radiant Karachi, Pakistan. Pan Am 747 Clipper Empress of the Seas. (Not a crash but an extremely famous hijacking that took place on the ground)<br><br>[Edited 2006-05-25 03:10:18]

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by american762
Wed May 24, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rudest F/A Youve Encounterd
Replies: 26
Views: 2722

RE: Rudest F/A Youve Encounterd

Mine has to go to a trip I took in 1999 aboard a TWA 757, seated in First Class no less. I guess since I was about 13, she thought that me asking for a pillow was out of place, and something I should not have done. I was very nice and polite, and when I asked and got the response "would you like me ...

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by american762
Wed May 24, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RWY 27 At Juliana - Why Not Used For TOs?
Replies: 13
Views: 5055

RE: RWY 27 At Juliana - Why Not Used For TOs?

That doesnt have much to do with it, anyway, if the <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> 340's can handle the hill, take it not as well as the 757 rocket take-offs, theres no reason not use it, especially if winds are more preferable. While I was there, I had the privelage of seeing a Curacao DC...

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by american762
Wed May 24, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final 717's Delivered Today
Replies: 37
Views: 5139

RE: Final 717's Delivered Today

I'll miss the 717's. "You think that's something? Wait'll you see what we do for an encore." So sad, especially for a plane that represented so much hope for struggling TWA. As with many other occurences in the industry, I believe that had 9/11 not occured, the 717 would have been as successful as B...

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by american762
Wed May 24, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Identifying Other A.netters While Travelling
Replies: 169
Views: 11261

RE: Identifying Other A.netters While Travelling

I know I'll be signing the bottom outside corner of my American Way on Pg. 5 when I travel next week down to the Caribbean.

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by american762
Wed May 24, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is So Wrong With The MD-11?
Replies: 38
Views: 16550

What Is So Wrong With The MD-11?

Its all up there. 3 engines was originally designed for flights that needed the range, but not the capacity of the 747's. Hence the L-1011, DC-10s, MD-11.

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by american762
Wed May 24, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Good Flights Go Bad
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

RE: When Good Flights Go Bad

I would think that he gets some sort of compensation, but I feel the media is unfairly bashing the LCC. To be honest, while it possibly is their fault that he "missed a flight due to a mix up", it is not their fault that they dont have more frequent flights. Another thing, the airlines are all to co...

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by american762
Wed May 24, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman Dies On DL Flight And Goes Unoticed!
Replies: 54
Views: 22363

RE: Woman Dies On DL Flight And Goes Unoticed!

I'm sure people pass away very frequently on public transportation such as busses/subways, yet you never hear about it. Theres no difference. At least it was a peaceful passing.

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by american762
Mon May 22, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 707 Livery Question
Replies: 10
Views: 5749

RE: Pan Am 707 Livery Question

This is not the radome, as the random lower portion of it was never painted black on a Pan Am 707 (except for the very tip). The only other time this was done was directly beneath the cockpit on the very first 747's. I guess to take away glare/heat from the cockpit. But no, it certainly was not an a...

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by american762
Mon May 22, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency Landing On Water - The Slides
Replies: 59
Views: 22901

RE: Emergency Landing On Water - The Slides

I was under the impression that most airliners were designed, if ditched correctly, to float for several minutes on the water, considering calm seas. But points that say that any aircraft that hits water is absolutely doomed and will break up guaranteed is an ignorant answer with no backing to it wh...

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by american762
Sun May 21, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First "Business Class"?
Replies: 64
Views: 13495

RE: The First "Business Class"?

1978 "First airline to introduce a new, separate class of service for business and full-fare economy passengers, Clipper Class"

Taken from www.panam.org under "Pan Am Firsts"

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by american762
Sun May 21, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cramped Seating
Replies: 24
Views: 2966

RE: Cramped Seating

American offers 33 inch pitch on their "Super" 80's. Not only LCC's can claim the title.

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by american762
Sun May 21, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 707 Livery Question
Replies: 10
Views: 5749

RE: Pan Am 707 Livery Question

I just thought i'd ask. I would assume that Pan Am would be too classy for this, as they were not going for that type of look, but rather a very professional attitude that would make uneasy passengers feel secure in flying with the nations Flag carrier. Thanks anyways guys  <img src="/discussio...

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by american762
Sun May 21, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pan Am 707 Livery Question
Replies: 10
Views: 5749

Pan Am 707 Livery Question

Heres a 1960's Pan Am advertisement showing a Pan Am 707 with a "PSA Style" smile painted on the nose. Is this just advertising? Was there a specific few airframes used for the Round Trip flights, and if so, were they actually painted with the smile? Silly topic, but older ads are always interesting...

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by american762
Sun May 21, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The First "Business Class"?
Replies: 64
Views: 13495

RE: The First "Business Class"?

Im the one who started this whole mess once again in another thread, sorry everyone. lol. Anyway, looking at <a href="http://www.panam.org," target=_blank>www.panam.org,</a> they state that in 1978, they created the worlds first completely seperate Business Class. <img src="http://www.airchive.com/T...

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by american762
Sun May 21, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eating In The Air
Replies: 54
Views: 11823

RE: Eating In The Air

As stated above, I was going by the www.panam.org firsts section. Sorry for starting everything. But this topic is about food. Lets get back to it. Yum.

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by american762
Sun May 21, 2006 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eating In The Air
Replies: 54
Views: 11823

RE: Eating In The Air

Another example of airline deregulation. Before 1978, airlines basically existed in a cooperative peace with little to no fare competition, as airlines maintained basically the same prices determined by the CAB on the cost-plus basis. Because of this, service was the only field that could be compete...

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by american762
Sat May 20, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Do You Think AA Will Close Some Admirals Clubs?
Replies: 5
Views: 4146

RE: Do You Think AA Will Close Some Admirals Clubs?

Main hubs as stated such as <acronym title="Dallas / Fort Worth - International (DFW / KDFW), USA - Texas">DFW</acronym>, <acronym title="Chicago - O'Hare International (ORD / KORD), USA - Illinois">ORD</acronym>, <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA ...

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by american762
Sat May 20, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eating In The Air
Replies: 54
Views: 11823

RE: Eating In The Air

Another example of this I found on the net while searching on Google, is suprisingly, my mother. Taken in 1968, when she was the personal secretary to the <acronym title="VASP (Brazil)">VP</acronym> of Pan Am, located in Manhattan. Her position alloted her plenty of free travel. This one happens to ...

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by american762
Thu May 18, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How AA Saved My Honeymoon
Replies: 26
Views: 5815

RE: How AA Saved My Honeymoon

There you go. Now thats what airline service should be  Wink

Terrific job American. Well done.

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by american762
Fri May 12, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Airlines Ignoring Y Class Passengers?
Replies: 80
Views: 9009

RE: Are Airlines Ignoring Y Class Passengers?

I think we're going slightly off topic here, the question is whether or not you believe airlines are ignoring Y class, and the topic of whether or not F/J is full of fare paying passengers is not the question. I do not believe that a passenger "gets what they pay for", however there are some excepti...

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by american762
Fri May 12, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upgrading To First Class
Replies: 5
Views: 3654

RE: Upgrading To First Class

I'm assuming by <acronym title="OLD: Denver - Stapleton International (DEN / KDEN) (closed), USA - Colorado AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN</acronym> you mean Denver and not Denmark. Hehe. On a flight this short, I would not waste the money to upgrade to F, and ...

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by american762
Fri May 12, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Try Smarter Boarding
Replies: 27
Views: 3563

RE: Airlines Try Smarter Boarding

I think a large portion of this problem is due to people who INSIST on bringing their barely fitting bags onto the aircraft. Sure, larger overhead bins would help in getting the space so flight attendants won't have to find a place for the bag. I think half of the problem for example in a 737 or 757...

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by american762
Fri May 12, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL's 757 Song Conversion Schedule
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

RE: DL's 757 Song Conversion Schedule

I don't know anything about this, but having flown with Songs' inflight service and entertainment, it will be sad to see it mesh into Delta. They say they are going to bring the ideas from Song over to Delta, but that most likely will not include installing IFE on all their 757's. Perhaps they will ...

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by american762
Fri May 12, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China`s New First And Business Class!
Replies: 28
Views: 12937

RE: Air China`s New First And Business Class!

I flew American's F several times between 2004 and 2005. However, I flew last month, and the seats and cabin have become terribly worn. People put their hands atop all of the dividers and thus, the leather has become terribly worn on each seat in exactly the same spot. The seats themselves look like...

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by american762
Thu May 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners In Google Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 4550

RE: Airliners In Google Earth

I guess sortof related, a good friend of mine who lives down the street from me, you can see his Cessna 185 Amphibian Sitting in his backyard. 40 54'47.86" N 73 31'32.87" W We just taxi straight down the small hill into the water, and takeoff and turn north towards Conneticut. Coming up out of the w...

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by american762
Tue May 02, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Day TWA Documentary Video Dec 1, 2001
Replies: 67
Views: 9293

RE: Last Day TWA Documentary Video Dec 1, 2001

This video really made me tear up. True, TWA was not going to last had it been for American or not. But ALPA and the two-tier wages that American used set the grounds for their ultimate demise. I am a big fan of both American and Trans World, and from anyones perspective, this video, while sad, was ...

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by american762
Fri Apr 14, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Just An American A300 Question
Replies: 0
Views: 2536

Just An American A300 Question

I will be flying to Jamaica in May with some friends. New Yorks <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> - Montego Bay Sangster. I was wondering if anyone knew how American boarded/deplaned their A300 aircraft. On the jetway at <...

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by american762
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of AA Trancons
Replies: 35
Views: 6154

RE: The Future Of AA Trancons

I will be taking the <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>/LAX-<acronym title="Las Vegas - McCarran International (LAS / KLAS), USA - Ne...

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