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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
https://www.crystalcruises.com/staticpa ... index.html
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.
Didn't see any other post regarding this topic. If there is one I'm sure mine will be deleted...
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