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by PennPal
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest To Launch SRQ Flights Q12021
Replies: 100
Views: 11558

Re: Southwest To Launch SRQ Flights Q12021

First off with the SRQ-TPA and SRQ-MCO I was joking since there stupidly doing COS-DEN. AirTran flew SRQ-MDW,ATL and BWI. I'd expect something similar. 2 daily SRQ-FLL wouldn't be a surprise for connecting it to other destinations. Flyguy At one point in time United flew a DC-10 on the COS-DEN rout...

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by PennPal
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2430

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

PI4EVR wrote:
Capital Airlines DC-3 in 1952 :old:



I've flown on a DC-3 too!! PBA from Naples to Key West, mid 1980's. What an experience!!

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by PennPal
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2430

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

PennPal (topic originator), I'm not sure this falls into the criteria you are looking for since it is not an airline operation, but for me it was: U.S. Air Force C-118 (Douglas DC-6), from Colorado Springs, CO (KCOS) to Houston, TX (KEFD). e38 Sure...military or civilian, they both count! I would h...

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by PennPal
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2430

Re: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

Never on a piston powered airliner. My first airliner flight was a Fokker F27 around 1975, my smallest airliner a J31 - so both turboprop. I'd been up in many single engine piston aircraft before airliners, but an R44 joyflight a couple of years ago has been my only piston engined flight since abou...

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by PennPal
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first piston-powered aircraft flight
Replies: 29
Views: 2430

Your first piston-powered aircraft flight

I was wondering how many A-netters have flown on piston-powered airliners, and if so, do you remember your first flight, and the airline-aircraft type-route?? Mine was Mackey Airlines, Convair 340, FLL - NAS via FPO and return. We deplaned onto the ramp in Nassau next to a Lufthansa DC-10, which was...

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by PennPal
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.
Replies: 232
Views: 28542

Re: Delta announced to phase out 717, 763 & CRJ200.

Will be saddened to see the 717's go. The opportunity to fly on one is a reason why I prefer Delta when I travel.

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by PennPal
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 548
Views: 101488

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2020

Yawn. But I suppose it’s better than yet another flight to MCO. A resumption of service by UA on the route after a ~40 year hiatus! Although I believe the previous service used the old FMY airport. FMY=RSW. Same runway, new terminal. FMY = Page Field RSW = Southwest Florida International. Completel...

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by PennPal
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings
Replies: 28
Views: 1405

Your first 747/A340/A380 sightings

Since we're fast approaching the "end of an era", I thought it would be interesting to know where everyone saw their first widebody quad jet. In my case, I saw a 747 for the first time in 1974 at TPA in Northwest Orient colors; an A340 at CLT in Lufthansa colors in 2006, and an A380 flying...

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by PennPal
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 83
Views: 10608

Re: West Coast Florida Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks like the IAD-TPA 752 is only running on Tuesdays? Excited to see the UA 772 at TPA. I've lived in TPA since 2013 and I believe this is the first scheduled domestic widebody service since I've lived here? I flew a Pan Am 747 TPA-IAD in the early 80s. The first 747 I ever saw was a Northwest Or...

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by PennPal
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?
Replies: 38
Views: 9616

Re: Where are the two Saudi Royal Flight MD-11s?

I always felt the MD-11s and MD-90s looked best in the Saudi livery.

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by PennPal
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?
Replies: 80
Views: 9119

Re: Why the passion for the MD80's and 90's?

I absolutely love the airplane. As I've said in other posts, Delta is my preferred airline because it provides me the opportunity to fly in a MD88, MD90 and 717. (And my other favorite, the 757!!) How many airlines owe their very existence to this type?? Spirit and Allegiant come to mind...

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by PennPal
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity
Replies: 49
Views: 13221

Re: Thoughts on DL 717 longetivity

I hope they do stay active well into the 2020's. The ability to fly on a 717 is one of the reasons Delta is my airline of preference...

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by PennPal
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark
Replies: 203
Views: 76904

Re: The first Airbus A320 to break the 30-year in service mark

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??

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by PennPal
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022
Replies: 111
Views: 17975

Re: Delta announces MD-90 retirement deadline - end 2022

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.

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by PennPal
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 10369

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

A320 by a long shot. It's the only plane I've flown on where you can sit in a "window seat" that doesn't have a window...

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by PennPal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max
Replies: 398
Views: 72470

Re: IAG sign LOI for 200 B737 Max

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 ...

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by PennPal
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 3443

Re: How many prop planes in your logbook??

Thanks for everyone's interesting replies! I was referring to a passenger's logbook rather than a pilot's logbook. Also, I'm wondering if anyone has any recollections of flying on "true" propliners, such as a Constellation or a Stratocruiser??

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by PennPal
Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How many prop planes in your logbook??
Replies: 54
Views: 3443

How many prop planes in your logbook??

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 ...

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by PennPal
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 296
Views: 82770

Re: Your 2019 Booked/Flown Flights List

Just booked roundtrip RSW - LGA - MSP March 29 / MSP - ATL - RSW March 31 and was thrilled to see that the MSP - ATL return segment is on a 777!!!

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by PennPal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crystal Air 777
Replies: 1
Views: 983

Crystal Air 777

https://www.crystalcruises.com/staticpa ... index.html
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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.

https://www.crystalcruises.com/staticpa ... index.html

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by PennPal
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727
Replies: 78
Views: 15669

Re: Final Passenger flight for the Boeing 727

My first-ever flight was on an Eastern 727 FMY-ATL in 1977, when they were a common sight at every airport. 707's, 727's, DC8's, DC9's, DC10's, L-1011's...plane spotting was so much more exciting back then...

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by PennPal
Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20506

Re: 747 First Flight 50th Anniversary

My first and only flight on a 747 was Pan American TPA-IAD in 1983. In these gender-neutral times, I guess we must call it the "Aircraft" of the Skies. Certainly don't want anyone offended...

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by PennPal
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?
Replies: 52
Views: 4985

Re: US Airports With Ramp Boarding and/or Bus Gates?

PGD has no jetways, nor does ERI if I'm not mistaken...

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by PennPal
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?
Replies: 24
Views: 2006

Re: What airplane is the Edsel of airplanes?

The Trident, for sure. Even its off-set nose wheel competes with the Edsel's horse collar grill in the awkwardness award category...

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by PennPal
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 112
Views: 17125

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

Cubsrule wrote:
B757Forever wrote:

Speaking of ATL, I saw an A220 in the flesh for the first time there yesterday. What an ugly airplane.


Oh my Lord! Is a statement like THAT even allowed on a.net?!?!

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by PennPal
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 5114

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

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...

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by PennPal
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 5114

Re: Forgotten (?) Airlines

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by PennPal
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT
Replies: 11
Views: 2915

Re: Swazi Gvmnt A340 to KPIT

BN727227Ultra wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
DC or New York I can see, but why would the leader of Swaziland visit Pittsburgh?


A cargo hold full of Yuengling?


More like Iron City. Yuengling isn't a Pittsburgh beer

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by PennPal
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC
Replies: 53
Views: 6390

Re: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC

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.

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by PennPal
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet B787-9 Routes
Replies: 76
Views: 14472

Re: WestJet B787-9 Routes

Any chance WestJet will fly a widebody into RSW?? I love seeing their smart-looking 737's on the ramp there; a 767 or 787 would look fantastic!!

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by PennPal
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Forgotten (?) Airlines
Replies: 38
Views: 5114

Forgotten (?) Airlines

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...

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by PennPal
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Wide Body Service
Replies: 54
Views: 6359

Re: Shortest Wide Body Service

Eastern used to fly L-1011's on the BUF-YYZ route. Just a short hop over Lake Ontario...

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by PennPal
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 50 year anniversary of the Boeing 747
Replies: 223
Views: 20506

Re: 50 years ago, the world changed forever

And still in use and production today...long live the Queen!!

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by PennPal
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Launching PHL/ORD-EYW
Replies: 61
Views: 6386

Re: AA Launching PHL/ORD-EYW

Does anyone know/remember what the restrictions were on the 727-100's Eastern used to fly on the EYW-ATL route back in the '80s??

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by PennPal
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 852
Views: 135202

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

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.

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by PennPal
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Boeing 747 history
Replies: 88
Views: 6211

Re: Your Boeing 747 history

Pan Am 747 TPA - IAD 1983 Long live the Queen!!

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by PennPal
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: West Coast Florida Thread - 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 15008

Re: West Coast Florida Thread - 2018

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...

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by PennPal
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Aircraft you have NOT been on
Replies: 32
Views: 2492

Re: Aircraft you have NOT been on

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...

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by PennPal
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707
Replies: 107
Views: 12582

Re: 60 years ago today, Pan Am received its first 707

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.


If I'm not mistaken, the last flight of a PanAm 707 was a charter on January 26, 1981 MSY-PHL returning the Eagles to Philadelphia after Super Bowl XV.

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by PennPal
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List
Replies: 331
Views: 38940

Re: Your 2018 Booked/Flown Flights List

Only one trip booked so far this year:

Lucked out on two of my four segments, flying a DL B752 from RSW to ATL and a MD90 from ATL to BUF on September 15th. Getting stuck on two DL CRJ900s BUF-LGA and LGA-RSW on September 17th.

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by PennPal
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets
Replies: 85
Views: 13091

Re: Fewer than 400 MD-80/90 on airfleets

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...

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by PennPal
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tara Air Twin Otter incident
Replies: 0
Views: 872

Tara Air Twin Otter incident

Interesting videos at the bottom of this Aviation Safety Network link taken from above the airport and inside the aircraft.

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20180609-0

Didn't see any other post regarding this topic. If there is one I'm sure mine will be deleted...

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by PennPal
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Interesting Flying Experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Your Interesting Flying Experiences

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 ...

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by PennPal
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3987

Re: First Flight and Airline?

FMY-ATL on a 727 , then a connecting flight ATL-BUF on a L1011 summer 1976.

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by PennPal
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant and PIE
Replies: 31
Views: 3123

Re: Allegiant and PIE

Although PGD has gone all A320, it was a pleasure to see a MD80 on the ramp there not too long ago.

And not to nick-pick, but the resort Allegiant is building is in Charlotte Harbor, not Port Charlotte.

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by PennPal
Tue May 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?
Replies: 126
Views: 11945

Re: Why no flights on US3 to eastern Atlantic islands?

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 ...

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by PennPal
Wed May 09, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981
Replies: 39
Views: 6273

Re: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981

AntonioMartin wrote:
PennPal wrote:
and it continued on to MIA with only one passenger on board.

Was it you??

:lol: No, I wasn't me! I deplaned in FLL...

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by PennPal
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981
Replies: 39
Views: 6273

Re: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami 1981

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.

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by PennPal
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes
Replies: 68
Views: 14500

Re: American to bring premium 757 to domestic routes

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!!

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