Wow...30 years in service?? What a remarkable airplane, and what a workhorse!! I'm wondering...other than a DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, 707,727,737,747, 757, 767, BAe146, F100 and countless Russian models ...has there ever been an airliner besides the A320 that has reached that unthinkable age??Jump to post
Will miss the MD-88's MD-90's and 717's dearly. The opportunity to fly on one of those, in addition to a 757, is one of the reasons I fly Delta exclusively.Jump to post
737 operators diversify: Good business sense. A320 operators diversify: Stupid. How true, PlanesNTrains! I don't know how many times over the years I've read on these forums quotes like "Airbus Airline XX won't order Boeing because it will disrupt commonality " or "Boeing Airline XX ...Jump to post
My flying experiences started in 1977, so I missed the chance to fly in any type of Douglas/Lockheed/Boeing propliners on a regular basis. My few exceptions were: When PBA introduced service to PGD in the mid 70's, they flew sightseeing flights over Charlotte Harbor in a variety of planes. I caught ...Jump to post
Saw this 777 in RSW yesterday, parked next to two Western Global 747s and a MD11 on the NE storage ramp. Anyone have any insight as to why it was there?? Its routings are blocked on flightaware.
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PGD has no jetways, nor does ERI if I'm not mistaken...Jump to post
I can't seem to think of any... You must be at least five years old then! To the OP there are absolutely hundreds and hundreds of airlines from the past with some long forgotten and some still remembered with great affection the list would be absolutely endless. For my part I will only add one airl...Jump to post
Great news for ERI, my home town airport! Was surprised to see that AA will serve ORD, since UA already flies that route. I understand Chicago is an AA hub, but two airlines serving the same small city with similar routes is a bit strange.Jump to post
Was going through an old box of system timetables that I collected over the years and found some for North American airlines I had forgotten even existed - Pennsylvania Airlines, Tennessee Airways, Pilgrim Airlines, Britt Airways, Wright Air Lines, and Altair. Does anyone have any recollections of f...Jump to post
Had the pleasure of flying on two DL 757's this past weekend...695DL RSW-ATL, and 6701 DTW-RSW. Both were in impeccable condition. An added plus was a MD88 ATL-BUF and a 717 BUF-DTW. The ability to fly on those three aircraft types with regularity is the reason I prefer Delta when I travel.Jump to post
I for one would like to see SRQ grow, but for those of us who live outside of the Sarasota area the main reason I avoid it is the difficulty reaching it. My home is almost exactly half-way between SRQ and RSW, but the new exit off of I-75 makes it soooo much easier and faster to get into RSW. Averag...Jump to post
Unfortunately, I've never flown on a 4-engined narrowbody. In fact, the only 4-engined airliner I've ever flown on was a PanAm 747 TPA-IAD in 1982ish. If I had my wish and could fly on any aircraft of my choosing, I'd pick a Convair 990. A Denver Ports of Call example was parked at the FBO ramp in F...Jump to post
aviationaware wrote:wiggy wrote:what year did pan am stop anyway
The last scheduled 707 flight on Pan Am was 1981, but not sure what date exactly.
I was thrilled to see a MD flying over my house on final into PGD last Thursday, especially since PGD has become A320-only recently with Allegiant. What a beautiful sight...such a graceful looking bird. I also had the pleasure of flying one from PIE to ABE last year, and will again this fall ATL-BUF...Jump to post
Interesting videos at the bottom of this Aviation Safety Network link taken from above the airport and inside the aircraft.
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I thought it would be interesting to start a thread about any odd/humorous flying experiences that members have had during their lifetime. Mine involved a trip I took in 1988 from Columbus, Ohio to Ft Myers, Florida with an aircraft change in Atlanta. I was sitting at the gate in CMH reading a book ...Jump to post
there are very few Caribbean islands where you need a US passport. seriously, what are you talking about? the only places in the Caribbean where a passport isn't required are the US territories of Puerto Rico and USVI. All of those many other sovereign nation islands - Bahamas, DR, Jamaica, on and ...Jump to post
Back in the late 70's I flew on an Air Florida 737 flight that flew the route JFK-PBI-FLL-MIA. If I remember correctly, the majority of the passengers got off the plane in PBI, possibly around 10 in FLL, and it continued on to MIA with only one passenger on board.Jump to post
Quite a testament to the 757 that it's still playing a significant role in the route planning of major domestic carriers 13 years after its production run ended. And Delta's are in magnificent condition!!Jump to post
I live close to PGD, and many Allegiant flights begin their approaches over my house. I was delighted to see one of their MD80's flying low overhead yesterday, especially since PGD has become an A320-only airport, and plane spotting there is now pretty boring.Jump to post
While flying into/out of HPN over the weekend I spotted what appeared to be a DC9 in the hanger at Ross Aviation. I could only see the top of the fuselage and the tail...the body was red and the tail black with two white W's one on top of the other. It reminded me of the old Metro Jet livery. Anyone...Jump to post
I still wonder why Allegiant doesn't consider serving ERI. In the past it was a length of runway issue, but it's been extended to 8400', and Erie's proximity to Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Cleveland gives it the ability to serve 3 markets. ERI has no nonstop service to Florida, so there would be no comp...Jump to post
I thought the MX issues were supposed to be eliminated when the A319/320s came onboard...Jump to post
IMO the MD11 looked best in the Saudia livery.Jump to post
As many have said, I love the 2-3 layout on the DC9 variants, and fly them whenever I can...Jump to post